Café Grit is real conversation about careers, corporate life, and finding fulfillment. Are you in a corporate job where you feel like you’ve lost your mojo? Are you hankering for a new career outside of the b******t of bad leadership, bureaucracy, and horrible communication? Do you want to ditch it all and work for yourself? Are you living a professional nightmare and ready for a change…ANY change?If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the podcast for you. Café Grit is the place to go when you’ve got the hankering for purpose, a taste for fulfillment, and you’re tired of living the rat race…
S3E03: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 3 In the GRIT Seat with Gillian Davies
In this episode I talk with my health, weight loss, and transformation coach Gillian Davies! I have been working with Gillian for about a year as of this recording and I'm thrilled to have her In The GRIT Seat! Gillian gave up her corporate life and now helps people like myself to transform their lives. I can't say enough good things about her and how she has helped me mind, body, and spirit. Check her out on LinkedIn or on Facebook (she has an awesome support group). Links below.
S3E03: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 2
This is part 2 of the story of how I lost 70 lbs and found my mojo. In this episode, I talk about where I started from, what I did, and what changed on this journey. Hint: It isn't just about the scale or dress size. I also talk about reaching out for help from Gillian Davies, health and fitness coach extraordinaire.
S3E02: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 1
Cafe Grit is all about grit and it takes a lot of grit to make the decision to prioritize yourself. That's what I did in early 2022. In S3E02, I start off a 3-part series talking about my journey to wellness, which started with a mindset change. We must make ourselves the number one in our lives, in order to be our best for others. In the past 10 months I've lost 70 lbs with the help of a health and fitness coach. In this episode I talk about where I was a year ago and what led up to me making the call to prioritize myself and get help.
S3E01: My Mother Made Me Do It
Do you ever go back and think about your childhood to try and understand who you are today? In this episode, I reminisce about my mother and how she made me take responsibility for my decisions when I was a child. No helicopter parenting here! The older I get, the more I see my late mother in a different light, and I have come to appreciate some things that I resented in my youth. I know some of you have complicated relationships with your parents, I'd love to hear your feedback!
S2E13: Failures and Setbacks
In this episode, I talk about a recent setback with my health journey and how it impacted me. Am I a bad person? Why is it so hard to move on? Is this what GRIT is really about? Take a listen and then ask yourself how you handle life's failures and setbacks. Do you let it derail you or do you put your adult panties on and move forward?
S2E12: The GRIT of Aging
When we get older, it will be really hard to learn things. When we age, it’s harder and harder (damn near impossible) to lose weight. The older we get, the lonelier we get. I'm too old to start new adventures, I should have done that when I was young.
These are just a few of the myths about aging that I grew up with. I'll bet you have some too.
Do you know what I think of these? Bullsh*t. You don't get weaker with age...you develop more GRIT. That's why I did S2E12 of the Café Grit Podcast about The GRIT of Aging. It's time to crush those myths!
So many of you who have made AMAZING things happen in your life after the age of 35...45...55...70! Let's celebrate this!
Down and Dirty
...but in a humorously productive way! I love Beth Anne’s “real talk” which gives a voice to professionals caught in silly corporate games. 👍🏻👍🏻
Beth Anne Gets It!
Speaking as a guy who’s held management positions for years and has just gotten burned out on the rat race, it is refreshing to hear from an experienced professional who understands the BS of “corporate life”.
The lady just “gets it”, and she delivers her perspectives in a fact-based, understandable format...With a touch of humor. Her delivery & presentation voice alone is relaxing and makes you KNOW there IS hope in an apparently dead end situation.