195 episodes

This podcast is for anyone wanting more control of their life, having too much stress, not feeling in control, not having the time, energy or resources to do what they want. It will help you get you more time, energy and resources, allow you to do what you want, reduce your stress.



The podcast is a series of how to's, observations, and information that provides tangible doable solutions to your lack of time, your out of control schedule and your scrambling to find the energy to cope with your day to day life.



Unlike standard "life coaching" and self help stuff,this podcast will actually give you tangible action items you can do that will give you what you want - time energy and resources, and reduce stress.



Based on the http://www.AlchemyFor.Life concept. Articles at http://www.Alchemyfor.life/balancecoaching/



If you'd like to be part of the call in podcast, send an email to podcasts@alchemyfor.life, with your full name and a short description of your question regarding balance.



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Alchemy For Life Author Mark Bradford

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

This podcast is for anyone wanting more control of their life, having too much stress, not feeling in control, not having the time, energy or resources to do what they want. It will help you get you more time, energy and resources, allow you to do what you want, reduce your stress.



The podcast is a series of how to's, observations, and information that provides tangible doable solutions to your lack of time, your out of control schedule and your scrambling to find the energy to cope with your day to day life.



Unlike standard "life coaching" and self help stuff,this podcast will actually give you tangible action items you can do that will give you what you want - time energy and resources, and reduce stress.



Based on the http://www.AlchemyFor.Life concept. Articles at http://www.Alchemyfor.life/balancecoaching/



If you'd like to be part of the call in podcast, send an email to podcasts@alchemyfor.life, with your full name and a short description of your question regarding balance.



Subscribe for regular episodes.

    Speed of Your Reality

    Speed of Your Reality

    What’s the speed of your reality?







    That’s a trick question, and it sounds a little ooga-booga doesn’t it. It is, and it’s not.







    A watched pot never boils







    You’ve heard both a watched “pot never boils” and “time flies when you’re having fun,” right? Though the former is not true, both are rooted in reality… Aha, but which reality. And don’t forget about being in the zone.







    Awareness first







    As with most of these episodes I’m wanting you to first become aware of something. You can’t do anything about it if you don’t even know it exists, right? In the episode we talk about the awareness of not only the little portions of time (waiting for your coffee order) but the really huge ones (buying a house).







    You can change your reality







    Well, you can change your perception of it. And your awareness actually changes it a little.







    Listen to the podcast for the complete scoop!

    • 12 min
    Free group coaching opportunity

    Free group coaching opportunity

    Special Announcement







    This is a special announcement about free coaching that is being offered to two groups. The Alchemy for Life™ podcast subscribers group is one of the groups, which is why you’re seeing this. Congrats.







    Here is the scoop







    You’re probably just like me. You just want to know what this is all about, so here it is.







    What:  A free limited coaching group to help you get things done







    Where: via zoom or zoom-like software







    When:  One(1) one hour weekly session for four(4) weeks, total of four(4) sessions.







    How: First come, first served* with limited spots available, using video and a special downloadable sheet.







    Why: to introduce you to the Life is made of three things™, and the FIve Facets of Life concepts, to help you get something done you don’t want to do, to relieve some of the stress you have.But really, how come?   Because nothing is free (including earning new coaching clients).  I give away my product as an introduction, and you get it for free for helping others become aware of it.  Standard internet marketing stuff. Perhaps you’ll want to continue when the group sessions are done and do one-on-one with the full-blown system, perhaps you’ll just be quite satisfied with the gains and changes you’ve made through the group. It’s all good.







    Listen to the podcast for the full details.







    * Disclaimer:







    * This is available for a limited time since there is only so much time available in my schedule to run groups like this and I’m doing it for free. As much as I’d love to help 1,000 people through a bunch of free groups that’s not practical (and really what doing a seminar is for, and those aren’t normally free). It’s also one of the reasons I started the podcast originally—to help as many people as possible.* This is for a limited amount of people. Groups of eight or so and you must be a subscriber to the AFL podcast.* I’m only looking for people who are committed to doing something, getting something done and committing to the four sessions to be an active participant. You steal a spot from someone who really needs it if you agree and then drop out after one session. So please don’t. * You must be 21 years or older. * These are group sessions intended to help people with tangible things related to time, energy and resources. Please be polite. You will have a turn, but be mindful that others will want to speak as well and that everyone should have a turn.* This is real coaching using a tried and true universal system created from scratch (both system and online system) over the course of years. It is being offered for free but that does not diminish its value. You will be treated as any other client. In return please treat this seriously. You will get back what you put into it.















    Helpful Video Conference tips:







    Video Conf tips you may not realize you need., but are helpful to know for ANY video conference.







    😎 DON’T sit in front of a window, a lamp or an oncoming train. The bright light may not be noticable to you but it is blinding to everyone else, and it makes you a silhouette.







    👃 DON’T hunch over your laptop’s web cam like a prison inmate guarding his tray of food. No one wants to look up your nose. And since when do your conversations consist of the other person’s head being embedded in the table? Keep the cam eye level.







    📷 DON’T forget the camera is on the whole time.

    • 11 min
    Real Life Motivation

    Real Life Motivation

    Motivation.







    People talk about motivation so much it’s annoying. Coaches and speakers talk about it all. the. time. You don’t need another source do you? But here’s a different take…







    Two parts to motivation







    * The actual hype that gives you energy. This is stuff like music that makes you excited to do the task.* The thing you are motivated to go towards. The carrot, the pat on the back, the imagined feelings, all that stuff.







    A binary decision







    We only do things for two reasons: seek pleasure or avoid pain. That’s it. Every decision. Every single one. Feel free to challenge that.







    Avoiding Pain







    This podcast is about being motivated by wanting to move away from something in some way. That’s very powerful. Think about that. Sometimes it’s obvious, but sometimes it’s not.

    • 9 min
    How do you have time for this…?

    How do you have time for this…?

    How do you have time for this?







    Have you heard this phrase? You typically hear this about a large project or something that is apparently time consuming.







    But that’s misleading.







    They are using the wrong word







    Life is made of three things™ – Time, Energy and Resources. The big secret is that mostly it’s not just about time, but about energy. We find time and time again (no pun intended) that we can mark off the time to do something, but if that’s all that’s needed then why hasn’t all that stuff happened? Why don’t you go to the gym five nights a week, why isn’t your novel done? Why haven’t you obtained your masters or PhD?







    * I can’t concentrate.* I didn’t feel like it.* I was too exhausted.* It’s not going to work out.







    Energy, energy, energy, energy. Do you see that now? Do you need more help seeing that?







    Coaching







    The reason that Alchemy for Life™ coaching works is because it recognizes that the energy element is just as important as the time element.







    Homework







    Listen to the short podcast—you may just get something done that you’ve never been able to…

    • 15 min
    Holistic creativity is a given, but…

    Holistic creativity is a given, but…

    Holistic







    To have a holistic approach is to consider all aspects of the whole. There’s nothing ooga booga or froo froo about that, and if you know me and this podcast you know we don’t talk about things that aren’t tangible. Being holistic is tangible. It just means that if there is a problem or an issue, you look at everything—like a doctor that doesn’t just prescribe meds but instead looks at your diet, your activity and your environment. Seems obvious right? If someone has a breathing issue and you don’t ask about their job in which they are around noxious smoke all day you’re doing it wrong…







    Creatives and the holistic approach







    It occurs to me that creatives are naturally holistic about their creativity—or at least I like to give them the benefit of the doubt. If you write successfully you probably figured out the ideal environment, mood, software, lighting, even beverage. If you paint or sculpt then you are not doing it in a dusty environment. Moisture and lighting are tantamount.







    “Non creatives”







    You know I’m really not a fan of that term, and you know how I feel about labels. But if you don’t consider yourself a creative, then the holistic approach may not be something foremost on your mind. My doctor example is not off; there are many that look at issues with tunnel-vision and you don’t realise this until you find one that considers the whole.







    So what about you? Do you incorporate this into what you do for a living? If you are not, imagine how this affects your approach to sales, management, production, shipping, teamwork, data, web development, customer satisfaction or even the appearance of your building.







    Again to be clear, do not mistake holistic for homeopathy. They sound the same in a way. I’m just talking about considering all the variables in something.







    Join me on the podcast to explore this. Just ten minutes or so.







    Listen until the end if you want to laugh at my mistake.

    • 10 min
    Fate or Destiny?

    Fate or Destiny?

    Fate & Destiny







    Fate and Destiny mostly mean the same, don’t they? They’re sort of interchangeable—except for one thing: one makes you feel bad and the other makes you feel good.







    Free will







    It’ an age-old discussion, this talk of whether we have free will or not. What do you believe? Do you believe your actions today can change tomorrow, or is tomorrow going to happen regardless, because you were destined/fated to do what you do today?







    If there is no free will you can either say this is your fate, or this is your destiny.







    Fate is like being on a slanted roof and you keep falling and slipping and you feel helpless.







    Destiny is like being on a trail leading to something and the things along the way all have to do with where you’re going…







    In my humble opinion, of course.







    Homework







    * Do you believe you have free will, or not?* If you believe that what happens will happen (fate/destiny) then examine how you feel about it.* Are you applying the label of fate to things you don’t like, but destiny to things you do? More often than not people apply the fate label but never embrace the destiny.* Listen to the Label podcast for more on the power of labels.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Eddie Rice-Author ,

Great interviewing style

Mark's interviews are well-balanced and come from a place of love and passion for the guest's story. Each episode is easy to listen to with a great back and forth between the host and guest.

Stock Ale 35 ,

Quick listen

Mark, Had your Podcast sent to me by a friend. It was a great listen and very insightful. Keep up the good work!

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Love what you do

Great podcast, I can tell you speak from the heart and share your personal passion!

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