You need fuel for your journey. You need support for your dreams. You want to get unstuck and live life to the fullest! Steve Pederson, musician, author, speaker, entrepreneur and family man hosts this weekly podcast that helps you up-level your life. Be inspired by teaching and interviews with people whose lives have been transformed. Hear the stories that have enabled them to overcome crippling obstacles and have propelled them towards their destiny. It's all about real people overcoming real odds to realize their dreams.
Hope and Faith to Fuel Your Dreams
This episode covers the two magical ingredients that can get you through any hurdle, obstacle, road block, or setback in life: hope and faith!
In this episode...
The incredible story that inspired the song Hope and FaithHow to develop hope and faith in the context of your personal life and dreamsHow to guard your hope and faith so that you don't lose your mind and give them up
Meditation, Enlightenment and the Power of "I Am"
They’re the two most powerful words in any language, and I talk about them and what they mean for your life on this episode of the Dream Highway podcast.
We've all said things like, "I'm such an idiot" or "I'm so stupid". Learn why that is so unhealthy and how to change that kind of thinking at the subconscious level. Learn the difference between meditating and meditation and why that's important. Can you achieve enlightenment? It may be easier than you think! Also, don't forget to grab your copy of my free blueprint! http://bit.ly/tdhp-49
Three Books on Pursuing Your Dreams
"Do you find yourself counting the days until the weekend? Life doesn't have to be that way." - That's a quote from one of the books I talk about on this episode of The Dream Highway Podcast. I'm discussing three books on pursuing your dreams:
The Dream Giver by Bruce WilkinsonYour Heart's Desire by Sonia Choquette Live What You Love by Bob and Melinda BlanchardVisit the show notes for complete details here.
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Tackling Adversity with Zac Hoffman
When his dream of being a star quarter back came crashing down, he had to tackle the adversity of completely reinventing himself. Listen as former professional football player Zac Hoffman discusses his realization that leaving a legacy and making an impact were much more important to him than chasing the spotlight of stardom.
Played sports as a kid, always wanted to be a star quarterback, but my body didn’t line up with my mind That’s where my journey started - realizing that I wasn’t meant to be a pro football player - forced me to step back and rethink the direction of my life - that reality forced me to grow as a person.When you want something so bad and it doesn’t work out, it’s normal to be devastated at first. Ever since I was young I feared that I would grow up and have a life of no impact, no influence on others and just kinda get lost in the shuffle.I said, “I don’t know what I’m doing, I don’t know what I’m supposed to, but I know it’s not here.” There’s a lot of people who kinda know they’re not living the life they want to, but they’re afraid to feel uncomfortable.We all have a desire to be in the limelight, the spotlight, but I realized what was more important is that I wanted to make a difference, an impact. I see how short-sighted I was. I only saw myself as a football player. I didn’t see any other potential in myself. Now it’s a blessing. After all the places I’ve seen and the kids I’ve impacted - I would’ve missed all that had I only focused on being a football player.We all have the ability to be who we want, but we have to step out of our comfort zones to get there. Those who have the courage to step out of their comfort zones - on the other side of that is your true potential. Don’t wait for something to come along to force you into your dream. Own it now.So many people with potential get left behind because they need time to develop, but they don’t get it because we live in such a fast-paced world. Maybe they just needed the right person to come into their lives and see their potential - and when they see it they can then overcome the obstacles they’ve had in their lives and then leave their legacy. We all have that. Legacy is the same as impact. What impact did you have that can be carried on to future generations? At the end of the day, life is very short. How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as someone who gave other people inspiration to become the best versions of themselves.We don’t always know exactly what’s going to happen or what to expect. We see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we can’t always see what’s right in front of us or everything in between.You don’t have to have absolute clarity in order to start taking action. I’ve always have enjoyed writing, but often would wake up and think - oh, I don’t want to do this today, I don’t even know if people will like this, what am I doing?If you want to be in a leadership position in our global environment, you have to be able to accept and adapt - accept each other’s differences and adapt to people’s motives.There are reasons we’re given the dreams we’re given, and it’s so important to pursue them, even if your dream is temporary. You may have been given that dream to get you on a certain path that you otherwise wouldn’t be on had you not pursued your original dream.Don’t silence the voice or the curiosity that’s saying, “man, I’d really love to do this thing over here.”In every situation where I’ve thought, “It’s about to collapse, the roof’s about to fall in on me” - God has never let me fall to the point where I couldn’t get back up.
Natural Healing with Abby Matzke
Like many of us, she thought she was invincible...until she got Lyme Disease. Listen as Transformative Emotion Healer and PhD of Natural Medicine, Abby Matzke, talks about her natural healing journey and the soul-body connection she now helps her clients make in order to get tremendous results they were otherwise unable to achieve.
Episode Highlights/Summary -
The source of our problems goes deeper than what we thought it was. Society has taught us to put a bandaid on it - look for the surface-level fix, the physical fix. Anti-depressants in general are one example of a bandaid that are slapped on instead of helping people process the deeper things they’ve been through.Your body and soul are very capable of piecing things back together, but it needs a chance. The body and the soul work together. Without the soul, the body is just a carcass. Problems may start in the body or they may start in the soul - whichever one it starts in, it’s going to pull the other off.When God spoke - that’s vibration. He tells the energy he made, “This is where you’re going to go.” His vibration, his voice, his intention is running all of it.We were created in harmony with healing. God had a plan for this.You’re basically not here. You’re hardly solid at all. You are mostly energy.It’s your faith that heals you. That doesn’t mean that, if you’re not healing it’s because you don’t have faith, but that’s often the first place we go. Broken Heart syndrome can literally kill a person though there is nothing physically wrong with them. Taking care of the Spirit is super important - it could be the answer to all of this.Industry’s standard procedure for Lyme Disease is a year’s worth of antibiotics. Anti-bio means anti-life. God has given us solutions, we have to find them.With a lot of diseases, there is a lot of fear involved. Self-protective, high-adrenalin instincts/response kick in. It’s a spectrum, and it’s not wrong to use the tools, but why start at the far end of the spectrum that is not natural?Maybe seek herbs first instead of having a knee-jerk panic reaction. Brand name “New Song Wellness” - reference to the Psalms: “I will sing to the Lord a new song.” It has to do with the idea of songs being vibration or frequencies; energy. The devil wants us to doubt ourselves. Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. God was not kidding around when he put this thing together. Start listening to your body - it’s filled with the Holy Spirit. If we’re wrong, He’s going to salvage the mess.You can trust your own intuition and even verify it very simply on your own - we have lie detectors built right into us, we’re just not taught how to use it.What is a way we can test ourselves? If you’re bursting into your day or slogging into it, either way, you’re off. Just reflect - what do you want to do? What are you grateful for? Every day is a gift, but it doesn’t have to be a big achievement. High achievers…relax! Having a day off is an achievement. Not accomplishing something is an achievement. Stop the judgment on yourself.Ask: Is my gut in a knot? Are my shoulders super tight? How’s my posture? Am I pushing against a metaphorical brick wall? Dreams? If you have it in your heart and/or mind, you should start chasing it, because that seed has been planted in you for a reason. Don’t get hung up on the end result. The journey is where you’re going to grow. Be happy along the way.
Take a Breather
Do you ever feel rundown, exhausted, stressed out or overwhelmed? It may be time for you to take a breather my friend. If you want some powerful ideas on how to recharge your batteries, then this is the episode for you!
If you think doing nothing by "taking a breather" sounds boring, realize that that is just a thought. It may not be your reality.You have to completely detach from outcomes and be in the moment. Detach from the past, detach from the future. Retreats and vacations are fun, but you need to unplug more than a couple times a year. And you really need to do it every day, and sometimes multiple times per day.The main thing that we need to take a breather from is our own thoughts and our own mind.Don’t wait until you’re worn out, wiped out and burned out to take a breather. Make it a part of your daily routine.
As an avid podcast listener I find this podcast to be one of the most honest out there. Real people having real conversations. True stories. Heartfelt dreams. In a saturated market, it feels good to find gems like this.
Dream. Believe. Achieve
With his warm, inviting voice, Steve Pederson walks you through the process of tapping into your beliefs to uncover your potential, and your blocks. He’s incredibly open and honest about his own journey, which gives the listener to be honest looking at their own life.
Love the hard work and dedication you’ve put into this podcast!! Super insightful and inspiring content!