Because often, the only thing standing between you and your dreams is you.
W.C. Fields once said “Never work with animals or children.” It was one of his most famous quotes and yet he secretly admired at least one of them: children. Their candor and perspectives are the inspiration for this podcast co-hosted by certified coaches Kathryn Sabol, CPCC (kathrynsabol.com) and Joe Schum, CPCC (soulpatchhippo.com).
“After opening a conversation with my five-year-old and asking him to set daily intentions with me, it became clear that, as adults, we make life way too complicated,” recalls Kathryn. Her son’s comment also sparked the idea of exploring life through the eyes of a child by asking “What’s Here Now, Kid?”.
Their answers are often funny and bizarre while other times quite meaningful and deep. We then take these answers, whatever they are, and cull through them to find the nugget of truth we need to reconnect to a simple life of abundance, success and love.
Join us on this journey. Listen to what kids say about life. Be inspired. Make a choice that moves you forward today.
What's Your Intention?
In our first episode, we are excited to introduce our concept of bringing adults back to the simplicity of life from the voice of a child via a conversation about everyday life, intention setting and coaching.
What would it be like if were more intentional about your life? What simple truths have you forgotten? What does it take to make your daily present self wonderful? We, as human beings, either live in a past that is no longer ours or spend time trying to predict a future that may or may not ever happen. Let’s change the way we play the game.
Simplicity is the key to this. Reconnect with yourself, your day, your minute and don’t make things so damn complex. Look for the opportunity to interact, to join us and get busy with being creative and connecting to what you want for yourself.
What's Here Now, Kid 2018 Season Wrap and Highlights Reel
And here it is, the highlights reel from 20 wonderful episodes has arrived just in time for the holidays! What can we say, except thanks to all of you are listeners, subscribers, for your time, energy, consideration and of course, testimonials and just giving us direct feedback. We appreciate you immensely. And most important, to our awesome What’s Here Now, Kids. We had a hunch they would show up and they did, giving us more material than we could hope for in 15 minutes or less. We wish them a wonderful and fulfilled life and one that can be with as few filters as possible. We’ve got some bloopers and announcements for you near the end of this reel, please stick around and check them out. They are pretty cute. And, until next year, stay curious and present, and ask yourself from time to time: “What’s here now?”
From Episode 5:
@1:38 Bit about Kathryn creating a journal for herself and her only goal is to bring joy and laughter into her space.
From Episode 07:
@3:15 Bit where Joe speaks about how people take great play moments and make them work, Kathryn follows up with comments around abundance.
From Episode 08:
@5:31 Bit where Joe asks kid about wanting more than she’s accomplished and finishes with Kathryn talking about the gold in front of us.
From Episode 10:
@7:03 Bit where we co-create a challenge regarding what jazzes you up?, and be with it, be in life with it.
From Episode 16:
@9:18 Bit where we discuss confidence in the workplace and with those perceived as older and wiser and how to believe in what you know.
From Episode 20:
@12:29 Bit where we begin the show and Kathryn extols the virtues of what if everything in life were just not that f*****g important!
Increase The Amount of Play In Your Life
What does it mean to ‘Play”? Does it have to be so complicated? Life is here for us to explore! Expansion and learning are critical in moving us forward as human beings and yet we either ignore these opportunities for a shift or at minimum we only explore on the weekends! WTH?
We can move through challenging situations by asking the question “What if..?”, helping us visualize what the future can be as we come out the other side in a positive way, a successful way, no matter what. Learn some simple little challenges and perspectives to find more ways to play, not just on the weekends, not just on vacation, and to rebalance our weekly lives with ways to play together on some of the more mundane activities we have set up through habit.
Finding Your Hidden Talents And Connecting To Them
"What happened if I woke up every morning and said I was going to be the greatest expression of me today?" asks Coach-Host Kathryn Sabol.
Exploring talent can most often happen by the simple acts of trying new things. Breaking up our patterns of comfort and familiarity -- stretching ourselves -- to areas that open us to our level of genius. What a great gift to actually find the hidden talents within us and more importantly, how that gift’s benefits can extend beyond us to those around us. These new talents become new and great expressions of ourselves! In this episode, an awareness is available to you on embracing these new things, new opportunities, with a different approach than how others have designed them in the past.
Our Awareness w/ Technology: Staying Present and Making Good Choices
Technology is something that we all discuss from time to time. How much of it has become a habit? And how much of it is really conscious choice? And when we are dialed into our devices we tend to lose an awareness of presence, what’s happening around us in anticipation of wanting be included in something or someone somewhere else. What are we giving up to be “elsewhere”?
There is opportunity to make good choices around presence and the awareness of devices in our daily lives. It takes practice to maintain that present state with all that is available to us. To bring the unconscious into the conscious. We have diverging thoughts in this episode too so it’s an interesting listen to see us head in different directions.
You've Only Just Begun: Feeling Overwhelmed? There Really Are Simple Fixes For It.
This one begins with what really inspired us to start this podcast: that we take the wisdom of children and apply it to our overly complicated lives. Life can and should be lived one step at a time. We’ve talked about this before and we will continue to retread this tire, that the generous present moment is key to stress-free living. And hey, there’s an idea in here that you don’t have to necessarily plan for everything to live life to its fullest.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I loved this podcast from the moment Joe says, "are you ready?" Simple, insightful conversations based on wisdom from the mouths of babes. I am not a fan of the self help genre, but this is different. Easy conversation and valuable info. I'm hooked.
Back to basics
Love the simplicity of your messages. (And the child's voice is adorable!) Thank you for breathing into life these essential lessons and sharing with us all.
Keep it simple
I really appreciated the way Kathryn and Joe co-created playful insight. WHNK is a great concept and reminder to get out of our own way and tap into our inner resourcefulness we have likely forgotten. Get out of your own way and play!