69 episodes

modern tales of an ancient pursuit

Leaning Toward Wisdom Randy Cantrell

    • Personal Journals

modern tales of an ancient pursuit

    Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Season 2020, Episode 2)

    Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Season 2020, Episode 2)

    “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again Some years ago Dr. Henry Cloud wrote a book entitled, Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward. Experience has taught me that this … Even Dragons Have Their Endings (Season 2020, Episode 2) Read More »

    • 48 min
    “You Can’t Plow A Field Simply By Turning It Over In Your Mind” (Season 2020, Episode 1)

    “You Can’t Plow A Field Simply By Turning It Over In Your Mind” (Season 2020, Episode 1)

    Welcome to a new season of Leaning Toward Wisdom. It’s season 2020. Surely a year of clarity – at least we hope so – for many of us. I’ve got some new things in store for you this year. The first is something you’re hearing, a different microphone. It’s a mic made by a company I’d never … “You Can’t Plow A Field Simply By Turning It Over In Your Mind” (Season 2020, Episode 1) Read More »

    • 56 min
    “No.” It’s A Complete Sentence (5048)

    “No.” It’s A Complete Sentence (5048)

    “I’m sorry I can’t, I just don’t want to.” I’ve long known that “NO” is a complete sentence, but it doesn’t mean I’ve practiced it. Largely because people can be very impolite. And pushy! Not long ago I told somebody I would not be present at an event. Pressed I truthfully said I had some … “No.” It’s A Complete Sentence (5048) Read More »

    • 1 hr 20 min
    It Takes A Lifetime To Have Old Friends (How ‘Bout We Have A Race To See Who Comes In Last?) #5047

    It Takes A Lifetime To Have Old Friends (How ‘Bout We Have A Race To See Who Comes In Last?) #5047

    Photograph of Ronny F. Wade by Andrew Weaver We were little boys. Stanley and me. Best friends from our beginnings. A “Halloween” 😉 costume party. All the friends of our folks were there. Dressed in garb where hiding one’s real identity was the goal. We were gathered inside the garage, sitting in a circle with … It Takes A Lifetime To Have Old Friends (How ‘Bout We Have A Race To See Who Comes In Last?) #5047 Read More »

    • 40 min
    Old Men Are Dangerous (5046)

    Old Men Are Dangerous (5046)

    Today’s Project #CravingEncouragement story comes from Jim Collison. Find him at The Average Guy website. Thanks, Jim for the encouragement, friendship, and support. Jim was one of the very first financial contributors to helping me get the Rode Rodecaster Pro here inside The Yellow Studio. You’ll hear Jim’s stories at the very end of the … Old Men Are Dangerous (5046) Read More »

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Many Thieves (5045)

    Many Thieves (5045)

    “Steal a little and they’ll put you in jail, steal a lot and they’ll make you king.”     – Bob Dylan That’s a line from his song, Sweetheart Like You. Life has many thieves. Yes, many of them are people – robbers and thieves – but that’s not the subject today. Today it’s about the … Many Thieves (5045) Read More »

    • 43 min

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I’m new to this podcast, but have been enjoying it immensely! I’ve always been a huge fan of podcast & during my sometimes multi-hour long commutes to work as an interpreter I like having shows that keep my attention, but also help me think critically & learn something - this podcast does just that!

David Jackson ,

Make Me Think - And I'm Your Friend

I have a new routine. I recently moved to a place that has lakes and geese. There is a walking path around the lake, so once dinner is done, and the sun begins to hit the road, I grab my phone and earbuds and head to the lake. It is my time to work on me. To reset my attitude, my outlook, and perspectives on life. It is my time with my friend Randy who makes me think. The music gives me time to consume the last thing Randy just said that has me going Hmmmmmm (and to drown out the Geese who are really beautifully annoying). It not meditation, but it does have me looking inward. So click subscribe, and give it a shot. You'll be glad you did. - Dave Jackson

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Every podcast by Randy is a must listen! He is not only and extraordinary speaker but also passes on tons of knowledge. You do not have to be a business owner or manager to learn from his years of experience. Randy is extremely talented and has a unique perspective that will keep you listening each week. What are you waiting for? Subscribe and start listening today! :)

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