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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share something that is not easy to share. This week, I received an email from a client who had already spent nearly $2,000 with me and who had already communicated that he had every intention on spending at least another $2,000 with me within the next few weeks.

The subject of this email was to let me know how disappointed he was by that fact that I was not willing to make myself available to answer all of the “quick questions” that he had related to the setup of his podcast.

It’s important to note that I had clearly communicated my limitations on accessibility (or boundaries) before he ever spent a single dollar with me and, also, that he stated that he understood and respected my expressed limitations of availability prior to my May 25th session of Podcasting A to Z.

This email me caused me to evaluate, or even question, the boundaries that I had put in place and communicated to this client. This morning, I took a great deal of time to review every email interaction that I have had with this client since the beginning of this year. Upon my review, I’m confident that I had made the right decision. With that being said, it is very possible that my setting and protecting the boundaries that I have communicated may have cost me a paying customer in this situation. However, if I had this entire situation to do over again, given the same circumstances, I would not have changed any of my responses.

I share this story in spite of the fact that it may seem to negatively reflect on my desire to serve my clients by any means necessary. In fact, for the first six years of my business, I would have done just about anything to make this client happy. However, while not setting and protecting boundaries had served my clients and my business well, it caused me to sacrifice a great deal in the area of time spent with my family and focusing on my own personal fitness and health.

It’s not often when someone pushes back on your boundaries. In fact, most people really do understand and respect them. However, it’s never easy to have a paying customer who communicates that they feel that you have let them down.

If you are interested in hearing the full story, please have a listen to this episode.

 
 
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401 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 23, 2015

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605 PABL – My Week In Vegas

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 17, 2015

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In this episode of Pursing A Balanced Life, I share how things went during my week in Las Vegas.

 
 
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400 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 16, 2015

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In this special episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share a conversation that I had with my friend, Dr. Clark Gaither (ClarkGaither.com). Dr. Gaither is a board certified family physician who has been in the full time practice of medicine for the past 22 years.

Recently, Dr. Gaither and I had an email conversation about all the medical benefits that come along with all the work that I’ve been putting into my daily, high intensity, aerobic exercise. Since the health benefits of exercise is what motivates me the most, I thought I’d invite Dr. Gaither to share some of what he wrote to me in his email.

Also, in this episode, I share something, for the very first time, that I have been working on behind the scenes. I now have an official, custom, theme song that has been written and produced for the Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. Special thanks to Todd & Emily Marriott from Gifty Song for the hard work into coming up with the perfect song the communicates the essence of what this podcast is about. If you have any interest in having Todd and Emily create a custom song for you, please consider clicking using my affiliate link at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/giftysong.

 
 
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399 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 9, 2015

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398 – Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 4, 2015

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603 PABL – A Day With McKenna

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 2, 2015

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This episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life is a bit unique. For this special episode, I share random bits of full day spent with my youngest daughter, McKenna. Most of our day was spent at the Cincinnati Zoo. Afterward, we had ice cream and I showed her a few places from my early childhood.

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602 PABL – Staying Focused in San Diego

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 31, 2015

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I talk about how I did staying focused on my daily workouts and healthy eating while I was in San Diego for Social Media Marketing World. I also talk about what I’ve accomplished recently in my business that will have long lasting impact on the value of what I offer to my clients/students. Plus much more!

 
 
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397 – Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 23, 2015

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601 PABL – Making Great Progress

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 20, 2015

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I talked about the recent Before & In Progress photos that I shared on Facebook. you can view those photos by clicking here.

I share the recent results of my weight in and updated measurements of my waist, neck, belly and chest.

I talk about a recent 9 mile bike ride and my new bike seat.

I talked about my weekend trip to NYC with Meagan.

I also shared details about how I’m trying to get back into my morning routine. I had been thrown out of it as the result of late night strength training sessions.

I also share several other things in this episode that relate to my pursuit of a balanced life.

 
 
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324 FFTH – Where Have We Been

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 19, 2015

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In this episode, Stephanie and I talk about what we have been up to during the past month. We give an update on how things have been as it relates to our strength training workouts with our personal trainer. We talk about Stephanie’s upcoming trip to Washington DC with Matthew. We talk about the cruise that we went on. And I share how things went with the trip to New York City with Meagan.

 

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396 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 12, 2015

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600 PABL – My 600th Audio Journal Update

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 12, 2015

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I can hardly believe that this is the 600th time that I’ve held a recorder in my hand to share what’s been going on in my life. I started this podcast back on March 16th, 2006 and have been using this show to provide behind the scenes look at my life.

I have shared my journey from when I was podcasting as a hobby, to when I decided to start dreaming about a career focused on podcasting and all the details related to my journey of building my business to the level that it is today.

I’m incredibly thankful those of have been with me since episode 001 and am also thankful for those who have joined me along the way. I hope to be blessed with the opportunity to share another 600+ episodes with you moving forward.

 
 
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599 PABL – First Signs of Warmer Weather

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 9, 2015

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share what I’ve been up to over the past week.

 
 
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395 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 7, 2015

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I talk about how things have gone during my first week back from vacation. It’s been a pretty good week overall. However, it has been a struggle trying to get my mind back into “work mode.” I also share an update on my health and fitness pursuits.

 
 
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394 Podcast Answer Man

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Stephanie and I just returned from a seven day pleasure cruise, aboard the Celebrity Silhouette, with folks from Dan Miller’s 48 Days community. If you have ever been on a cruise before, you know that the culture is one of laying back, relaxing and enjoying entertainment and an unlimited amount of food.

It’s not uncommon for folks to gain as much as one pound per day on a cruise. Most people are prepared for the fact that they are going to gain a few extra pounds during their trip. However, I was determined that I would not only not gain weight while on the cruise, but that I would actually lose weight with my continued commitment to my healthy lifestyle.

In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share the decisions that I made during my week on the cruise ship as it relates to exercise and food choices. At the end of the episode, I reveal the result from stepping on the scale upon my return.

 
 
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393 Podcast Answer Man

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 19, 2015

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596 PABL – Strength Training Has Begun

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 13, 2015

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In this week’s episode, I talk about hiring my personal trainer, my first week of strength training and about a few fun family related things.

 
 
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323 FFTH – We Hired A Personal Trainer

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 13, 2015

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In this episode, Stephanie and I talk about our decision to hire a personal trainer, the cost and our experience with our first strength training session.

 

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