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High-performance training and coaching for ambitious parents who want to be high-achieving, healthy, and happy at home AND in life/biz.
Listen to incredible stories, life-changing experiences, proven principles, and simple strategies to transform your family and personal life from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY in less time than you thought possible. Greg's holistic approach will help you achieve total transformation in all the important areas of your life. Discover how your life will be what you make of it, so learn how to make it awesome. Because AWESOME is ALWAYS an option!

EXTRAORDINARY Family Life Greg Denning

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High-performance training and coaching for ambitious parents who want to be high-achieving, healthy, and happy at home AND in life/biz.
Listen to incredible stories, life-changing experiences, proven principles, and simple strategies to transform your family and personal life from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY in less time than you thought possible. Greg's holistic approach will help you achieve total transformation in all the important areas of your life. Discover how your life will be what you make of it, so learn how to make it awesome. Because AWESOME is ALWAYS an option!

    #138 Formidable and Indomitable

    #138 Formidable and Indomitable

    Formidable
    -very strong, especially in character; producing respect and a little fear in others:
    -Worthy of respect
    - tending to inspire awe or admiration because of great size, strength, excellence, etc.  

    -If you describe something or someone as formidable, you mean that you feel slightly frightened by them because they are very great or impressive.

    -a formidable opponent: capable, able, proficient, adept, adroit, accomplished; impressive, strong, powerful, mighty, terrific, tremendous, great, redoubtable, indomitable, invincible; seasoned, skillful, skilled, gifted, talented, masterly, virtuoso, expert, knowledgeable, qualified, trained; efficient, good, excellent, brilliant, outstanding, first-class, first-rate;


    in·dom·i·ta·ble | inˈdämədəb(ə)l |
    adjective
    impossible to subdue or defeat

    Indomitable Men
    “these indomitable warriors have never been subjugated by an invading force”:

    invincible, unconquerable, unbeatable, unassailable, impregnable, invulnerable, unsurpassable, unshakeable; indefatigable, unyielding, unbending, stalwart, stouthearted, lionhearted, strong-willed, strong-minded, staunch, resolute, firm, steadfast, determined, intransigent, inflexible, adamant; unflinching, courageous, brave, valiant, heroic, intrepid, fearless, plucky, mettlesome, gritty, steely

    • 23 min
    #137 Living With Serendipity

    #137 Living With Serendipity

    Serendipity: the Occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

    I believe that God and the universe are conspiring in your favor and are presenting wonderful opportunities to you all the time! But you have to believe it, be open to it, and accept it.
    We have had literally Countless experiences that have been a gigantic blessing in our lives that have come through serendipity. There’s simply no way we could have planned for them to happen or even dreamed them up.
    Serendipity is when wonderful things happen to us as we are pursuing other good things.

    If you believe it, you can live with serendipity every day!

    • 19 min
    #136 The Greatest Tragedy and How To Avoid It

    #136 The Greatest Tragedy and How To Avoid It

    What is the greatest tragedy in life? If we look at the whole picture of life, it seems to me that the greatest tragedy is when an amazing human being fails to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling and maximized. Each person has so much potential and vast amounts of untapped greatness ready to be utilized towards some meaningful purpose.

    But so many people settle for a life that is far less than their potential. Many live life‘s that are boring, unsettling, and frustrating.

    There are a few simple things that everyone can do to avoid this tragedy and live an absolutely extraordinary family life!

    • 26 min
    #135 Your Word Reputation—Making Your Words Matter

    #135 Your Word Reputation—Making Your Words Matter

    “The second most deadly instrument of destruction is the dynamite gun; the first is the human tongue. The gun merely kills; the tongue kills reputations and, ofttimes, ruins characters. Each gun works alone; each loaded tongue has a hundred accomplices. The havoc of the gun is visible at once. The full evil of the tongue lives through all the years; even the eye of Omniscience might grow tired in tracing it to its finality. 

    The crimes of the tongue are words of unkindness, of anger, of malice, of envy, of bitterness, of harsh criticism, gossip, lying and scandal. Theft and murder are awful crimes, yet in any single year the aggregate sorrow, pain and suffering they cause in a nation is microscopic when compared with the sorrows that come from the crimes of the tongue. Place in one of the scale-pans of Justice the evils resulting from the acts of criminals, and in the other the grief and tears and suffering resulting from the crimes of respectability, and you will start back in amazement as you see the scale you thought the heavier shoot high in air. 
     
    At the hands of thieves or murderers few of us suffer, even indirectly. But from the careless tongue of a friend, the cruel tongue of an enemy, who is free? No human being can live a life so true, so fair, so pure as to be beyond the reach of malice, or immune from the poisonous emanations of envy. The insidious attacks against one's reputation, the loathsome innuendoes, slurs, half-lies by which jealous mediocrity seeks to ruin its superiors, are like those insect parasites that kill the heart and life of a mighty oak. So cowardly is the method, so stealthy the shooting of the poisoned thorns, so insignificant the separate acts in their seeming, that one is not on guard against them. It is easier to dodge an elephant than a microbe.”  William George Jordan, Kingship of self control



    "Be impeccable with your word, because the word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is force; it is power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. ... All the magic you possess is based on your word. Your word is pure magic, and misuse of your word is black magic. ... Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself. If you make an agreement with yourself to be impeccable with your word, just with that intention, the truth will manifest through you and clean all the emotional poison that exists within you. ... Mostly we use the word to spread our personal poison –– to express anger, jealousy, envy, hate. The word is pure magic – the most powerful gift we have as humans – and we use it against ourselves. ... We misuse the word so often that that is how we perpetuate the dream of hell."
    –Don Miguel Ruiz, from The Four Agreements,
    quoted in M. Catherine Thomas' The God Seed.
    Thomas concluded with this:
    "Let us make the decision to be our word, and that what we say we mean, and that what we say we do, because we said it, and that's who we are."

    • 29 min
    #134 Tune It EVERY Time You Pick It Up

    #134 Tune It EVERY Time You Pick It Up

    Every single day I condition myself to be at my best!

    I recently asked a friend how often he hast to tune his musical instrument. “Every time I pick it up.“

    The same is true for you and me. Your mind is your instrument. Your body is your instrument. Your spirit is your instrument. And they need to be tuned every time you pick them up.

    That is every morning at a minimum, but I would suggest tuning multiple times throughout the day so that we make sure we are at our best when we’re engaging with the people we love in the projects that are important to us.

    Listen to this episode to learn great ways to do daily tuning and share it with someone who needs this reminder.

    • 14 min
    #133 Why You MUST Be Strategically Out Of Balance

    #133 Why You MUST Be Strategically Out Of Balance

    It seems counterintuitive. Actually, it seems crazy, but you and I have to be strategically out of balance in order to master the most important things in life!

    If you want to be truly successful, you have to become really good at several things. Otherwise you condemn yourself to mediocrity and then your life begins to unravel.

    One of the most effective ways to be in the master the most important things is to become obsessed with each of those areas one at a time. Yes, that throws you out of balance. But it is a strategic neglect that helps you get on the path Mastery and out of the puddle of mediocrity

    • 31 min

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