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How do you live a good life?

If you are interested in people and their journey through change and challenge, then you are in the right place. I choose my guests because they have a story and look like they have some answers.

Our conversation is based on just 5 questions. But that is the route and direction for a life well lived.

Life Passion and Business Paul Harvey

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How do you live a good life?

If you are interested in people and their journey through change and challenge, then you are in the right place. I choose my guests because they have a story and look like they have some answers.

Our conversation is based on just 5 questions. But that is the route and direction for a life well lived.

    Carole Brody Fleet : Widows Wear Stilettos

    Carole Brody Fleet : Widows Wear Stilettos

    Life and death are beyond our control, but we can change our reactions. My guess on the show today is here with a story of loss grief and recovery.  She is an international speaker with four books to her name. 


    Carole Brody Fleet lives in Southern California and started her career in the legal profession. She met a fantastic man, a Vietnam vet and a serving police officer.  They had a daughter, and life was good.

    After 15 years in the legal profession, the hours were not compatible with family life, so Carole moved into a senior position within the beauty and cosmetic industry.   

     

    In the late 90s, Mike was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, an illness that was brought to prominence by the late Stephen Hawkin. He lived with the disease for years, however, Carole's husband Mike had a more aggressive form and degenerated quickly, dying within two years.

    Unlike most of my guests, asking questions about passion and success is not so easy when the journey is not a choice. But this story is about rebuilding a life, at a time when most of the resources for grief were unhelpful. It was a time before the internet and social media the resources were not there to find the support she needed..
     

    Carole’s had five years of widowhood and found a route to the point where she was inspired to write. What started as notes on a legal pad became the best selling book and the beginning of a new career.



    The book “Widows in Stilettos” is a chronological manual to help women out of grief, it helps them to find a new story for their life. It has been republished for its second edition. That is a testament to its success. 

    Carole’s mission her why is is to help those through loss and bereavement, in the process, she has created a community of supportive women around her. 


    Today Carole is an accomplished writer, with four books, she is a regular contributor to Chicken Soup of the soul, the Huffington Post. She is a speaker appearing on stage  Radio, TV and on podcasts like ours.




     
     
    Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

    https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/carole-brody-fleet-widows-wear-stilettos

     
     
    Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

    There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

    For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
    www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

     
     
    Support For Podcasters:

    Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

    Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

    • 41 min
    Shortcast : Attention and Inspiration

    Shortcast : Attention and Inspiration

    Attention and Inspiration, where are you placing your attention?


    There is a saying:

    "Where your attention goes energy flows?"

    In this podcast, I am looking at the importance of attention, where it is placed and how it can build us up or take us down.

    We live in a world driven by the need to get our attention. The mass media channels and social platforms know that activating our base emotions will draw us in and hold our attention long enough to see adverts and buy stuff to make ourselves feel better.

    In the show, we cover the benefits of managing your attention and how that leads to a better life for you and those around you. 





     

    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer

     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questions
    Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
    Midlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/

    • 10 min
    Paula Telizyn A Near-Death Decision

    Paula Telizyn A Near-Death Decision

    Are you living to your full potential or cruising a path well-trodden? What if you had a moment, a close shave. A point where you could live or die. Would it change you? 

    Most of us live life as if it will go on forever, and for the majority of us, we get to experience 29500 days, letting them pass without much thought. I did a shortcast about that last year.

    However, those life-changing moments bring it all into focus and make us reevaluate where we are.

    The wake-up call can arrive at any time. For my guest on this show, it was staring at oncoming headlights and nowhere to go.


    That near-fatal experience on the freeway started a chain of events; it was the moment that changed the direction of her life forever. 

     

    Paula had started a tech company in the early 90s, building websites, the first e-commerce sites in 1997 and the software for some of the first eBook readers.

     

    Paula Telizyn could be the grandmother of the internet.  

     

    Despite all of this success, Paula was not happy. As someone with a mild form of ADHD, she was prone to overworking. She was running a full-time business, mothering three children, and the wonderful man she had married was now an out of work alcoholic with a tendency to violence.

    The near-death experience was the wake-up call to look at her life and make some changes.

    Our conversation is about the journey through a midlife crisis and out the other side. We talk about success, failure and relationships. 

     
     
    Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

    https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/paula-telizyn-a-near-death-decision

     
     
    Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

    There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

    For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
    www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

     
     
    Support For Podcasters:

    Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

    Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

    • 49 min
    Shortcast : Breaking Routines

    Shortcast : Breaking Routines

    Are you stuck in a pattern, and does it serve?

    Are your routines healthy and supportive or restrictive? 

    Only you will know, and maybe they need to be broken to be able to tell the difference. 

    In this show, we explore routines and why it is essential to take time out from life to break the patterns and observe the difference. Yes, even the good ones.

    Some years ago, I was in a bit of a mess, the head was not in the game, and my coach suggested I take a bit of time out from everything, go somewhere new and do nothing for a few days.  


    I did. It was lovely, and wow, it cleared my head, leading to lots of new thinking.

    The entrepreneurial gurus tell us to have strong routines as it saves brainpower for the more critical tasks. Habits are good; they provide stability, and it is energy efficient. It is impossible to be 100% on all of the time; it is unhealthy and leads to burnout. 

    Living a good life is all about balance ( IMO) and finding what we need to experience the best. Staying with what we know is comfortable, but it may not give us the best experience.



    I suggest you break some patterns in the show and see what happens. 

    But I am away for the weekend cycling a few mountains, never done that before, I will let you know what I discover. 




     

    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer

     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questions
    Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
    Midlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/

    • 10 min
    Lisa Evans : The Story Midwife

    Lisa Evans : The Story Midwife

    We often define ourselves by the career, it is our story of what we do in the world, when it is taken away we are forced to reinvent ourselves.

    Lisa Evans was drawn to nursing at 17 years old; She qualified and trained as a midwife and specialised in neonatal care.

    Nursing is an international career and opens so many travel opportunities. She set out on her travels to Australia in 1988, met an English man in 1990, married in 91, and they settled in Perth, Western Australia. In her words, they became grown-ups, settled, and had three children.

    It is a lovely story of travel adventures, finding a career and settling into family life. But then as life does, the universe delivers a change.

    A virus destroyed all of the nerves in her vestibular system, which means balance and hearing. The door to her nursing career closed, and now in her 40s, she had to find a new job and new meaning for her life.    

    Our conversation is about Lisa's journey into becoming the storytelling midwife and starting a new business and career at the age of 50.


     
     
    Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

    https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/lisa-evans-the-story-midwife

     
     
    Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

    There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

    For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
    www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

     
     
    Support For Podcasters:

    Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

    Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

    • 42 min
    Shortcast : Truth and Polarity

    Shortcast : Truth and Polarity

    What is truth, and who decides what is true? 

    Join me in a conversation about truth polarity and the desire to be right.

    Yes, I have been there, fighting for a position because it was essential to be right.

    I am sure we have all been in that position.

    In this show, we will look at the implications and how you might start to build bridges to overcome polarisation in yourself and others.

    From my work on the podcast, listening and reading, I have concluded that in most life situations, it is only facts that are true. We get into disagreements with the interpretation of facts or the meaning of the facts if true, which is the cause of the sometimes heated debate.

    Many stated facts are agreements that people, governments and countries have decided are true. Just look to the past; 100 years ago, women had fewer rights than men because that was the agreement. ( by the men) 

    Mainstream news, social media, politics, and almost everything seem to function by the shared agreement of groups of people.  But it is also creating a world where polarity is the norm; there will always be opposition.

    1) How and why is polarity such a common experience? 

    2) How will we create a good life for ourselves and those around us unless we can find a place of standard agreement? 


    Where are your triggers, what is your polarity and what is it about that polarity that makes you want to defend it?

    Join me for the discussion and explore it for yourself.


    These conversations are part of the five questions process. It is a workbook that puts you on the path towards a better life. Check out the links below or at the website life passion and business .com




     

    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer

     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questions
    Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
    Midlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/

    • 12 min

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