Cultivate Relationships

This week’s show features good advice from Francie Cooper, Life Coach, who is also co-host of The Tapa Palapa internet radio show. I met her for lunch and to catch up a month and a half into the summer break for Tapa Palapa and realized she was the ideal person to help me explore the importance of cultivating relationships during the self-employment journey.

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You can hear Francie briefly during the show when I meet up with her at a funky little diner. She had a few minutes for me to record her talking about her skills at cultivating relationships (I think she’s a master) so I videotaped her and included it in this week’s episode of Trailblazing TV.

Francie’s natural curiosity about people and her eagerness to meet new friends are a gift, but there are some tips we can take away from her approach. What ideas do you have for cultivating relationships? What works for you, and where do you struggle? Please add your comment below.

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This Week’s Sponsors:

The sponsors for this episode are Francie Cooper, Life Coach, and The Tarrant Area Food Bank.

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Embrace Freedom

This week’s show includes a simulcast with Trailblazing TV. We just celebrated Independence Day, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, so it’s a great opportunity for me to explain what I mean in my business when I say, “Celebrating Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

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In the first segment I explain what life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness mean to me and the way I serve people. In the second segment I explain how that philosophy guides my personal beliefs and political views.

Yes, I engage in political discussions with people. I am mocked for being liberal when I’m concerned about vulnerable and forgotten people, and I am savaged as a cold-hearted conservative when I disagree with government funding for some things. Listen and join the debate. Do you agree, disagree, or have a question or thought to keep the conversation going? Please add your comment below.

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This Week’s Featured Resource:

The featured resource for this episode is Worklife Liberation, an e-book that helps you understand the stages of claiming your creativity and your productivity to take charge of your work, decide where you are on that journey, and choose your next steps. You can download it for f*r*e*e by visiting WorklifeLiberation.com.

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Law of Intention

Research shows that the Law of Attraction doesn’t work – at least not all on its own. Listen to hear what you need to add in order to reach your goals.

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Agree, disagree, or have a thought to keep the conversation going? Join in by leaving a question or comment below.

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This Week’s Featured Resource:

The featured resources for this episode of Trailblazing Radio is Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Succeed takes research findings about best practices for setting goals that we can actually achieve and puts them into everyday language. It’s a practical book that shows you how to accomplish the things you want to do in your life.

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10 Minutes and 15 Seconds

Since Trailblazing is about taking on new challenges, you’re going to need to open up time in your schedule to explore and learn. What are the best ways to have more time, and how can you make the most of the time you have? That’s the topic of today’s episode.

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The three tips offered today are just the start of the conversation. Join in by leaving a question or comment below. Then help spread the word about Trailblazing Radio. You can send your friends and family to this page or send them to this link so they can subscribe through iTunes. You can also invite them to sign up to receive future episodes by RSS feed or by e-mail.

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This Week’s Sponsor:


This episode of Trailblazing Radio is sponsored by Finding Your True Calling, a guidebook to help you discover your talents and strengths and understand your natural way of being. It includes a lot of ideas and recommendations, plus several exercises to help you design a career that fits just right and take steps to make it happen.

You can order Finding Your True Calling as a physical book or a digital download.
Click here for more information.

Finding Your True Calling is edited and published by Valerie Young at Changing Course.

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Tapping Energy

If your current work leaves you feeling drained, where can you find the energy you need to explore, design, and create your new custom-designed career or business? That’s the topic of today’s episode.

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Join the conversation by leaving a question or comment below. Then help spread the word about Trailblazing Radio. You can send your friends and family to this page or send them to this link so they can subscribe through iTunes. You can also invite them to sign up to receive future episodes by RSS feed or by e-mail.

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This Week’s Sponsor:

This episode of Trailblazing Radio is sponsored by Finding Your True Calling, a guidebook to help you discover your talents and strengths and understand your natural way of being. It includes a lot of ideas and recommendations, plus several exercises to help you design a career that fits just right and take steps to make it happen.

You can order Finding Your True Calling as a physical book or a digital download.
Click here for more information.

Finding Your True Calling is edited and published by Valerie Young at Changing Course.

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Your Moneymind

Money worries keep a lot of people stuck in work they don’t like, afraid to try a custom designed career or small business. You don’t have to let money kick you around. Change the way you think about money and you can take charge of it. No mystical or magical ideas required. Just a simple shift in your mindset. That’s today’s topic.

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How’s your relationship with money? Are you comfortable charging what you’re worth? Do you know how to figure that out? Are you good at thinking through decisions about what to buy, or do you always seem to be running out of money?

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This Week’s Sponsor:

This episode of Trailblazing Radio is sponsored by The Twisting Road Traveler, a twice monthly e-mail newsletter for joyful adventurers ready to explore their own potential and design their work and their lives to fit who they really are. Sign up by clicking here.

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