As a modern Catholic guy, it's hard to find the balance. We know that God should come first, but what does that really mean? We know we're supposed to love our wife, but how do I do that when I'm overwhelmed by work and kids?
This podcast is dedicated to those guys who really want to grow and become the man God created them to be. You'll find both practical strategies for managing life and better ways to view and engage the world. Join Life Coach Michael Jaquith and take one step closer to standing tall in the sight of the Father.
Abundance vs Scarcity
In this episode I open up this subject from a Biblical view. Consistently in the Bible, God invites us to believe in His goodness, and the superabundance of His goodness. But how do we actually do this?
The first step to solving any problem is to be aware of the problem. Or, said differently, one cannot confess a sin without knowing that one has sinned. Awareness is a critical part of any growth process.
Awareness isn't simple, however. There are many different ways to be aware - and specifically, different steps in the mental process for awareness to act. As we become aware earlier in the process, we slowly get closer to sainthood.
Self-reliance. (Ungodly, of course)
We all want to control. We all like to trick ourselves into thinking that we actually DO have control.
In this episode I really explore what it means to have control, why we want it, and how we use control to further our own perceived need to be self reliant. If you really want to live the life you TRULY want, then instead of gripping more tightly, the only solution is to surrender our will to God. In surrender lies true freedom.
Probably the most consistent question I get asked in a phone call is "How is Life Coaching different from Therapy?" It may seem like they are similar - but actually have some pretty significant differences in approach. It all has to do with Trauma.
In this episode I discuss what trauma is and how it works. The bigger question most people want to ask - what can you do about it?? We all have trauma (at least all of us whose parents were human.) The extent of the trauma determines what we do next.
In this episode I really go deeper on the idea of how feelings play a role in our lives. This is often one of the biggest resistance points I have with new clients who really really want to claim they do not have feelings. In this episode, you'll learn not only why it's helpful to dig and share your feelings, but how to do it too!
Relationships - Disordered Love Styles
We all fail at the commandment to love. God created us from love, and for love. Yet, instead of living out a true covenant-style love of complete and total mutual gift of selves, we close the doors to one piece or another. This created pain in our relationships - especially in our marriages.