Welcome To The Cliff Ravenscraft Show!

The Cliff Ravenscraft ShowThe Cliff Ravenscraft Show was originally launched in March 2006. When it started, I had been podcasting, as a hobby, for a few short months. In January 2008, I made the decision to leave my career in insurance, after 11 years, to build an online business in the podcasting industry.

For years, this show has served as an audio journal where I have shared my journey of consistently taking my message, my business and my life to the next level while finding a way to balance all the demands that come along with being an entrepreneur, husband and father. The topics I address most in this podcast are Business, Family, Fitness, Faith, Relationships, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Productivity and Time Management.

If you like this show, you may also like the Podcast Answer Man or Family From The Heart podcasts. Of course we invite you to please check out the complete list of our podcasts.

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TCRS 648 – [VLOG] Intimate Apparel Aquired

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 8, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Sunday, February 7th, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Family day before leaving for New Zealand.
– Shopping for new clothes for my speaking gig.
– Packed and ready to go.
– Inbox Zero.
– Cardio Workout complete.

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TCRS 647 – [VLOG] Snapping With Meagan

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 7, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Saturday, February 6th, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Final day in Nashville.
– Networking Breakfast.
– Workout With West Conner.
– The Drive Home.
– Snapping With Meagan.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Friday, February 5th, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Day 2 of Coaching With Excellence.
– My Emergency Dental Appointment with Dr. Phillip Kemp.
– No Health Insurance until March 1st.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Thursday, February 4th, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Day 1 of Coaching With Excellence
– Why I was so impressed by Jevonnah Ellison.
– How Andy Traub helped me book a dentist appointment.

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TCRS 644 – [VLOG] RoadTrip And A Toothache

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 4, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Road Trip To Nashville.
– Tour of my workout room.
– Weekly mastermind call.
– Content I listened to during the trip.
– My trip to the Apple Store.
– Convinced Brian Dixon to join SnapChat.
– My toothache.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Exciting Lab Results From Life Insurance Exam.
– Why I applied for a new Life Insurance Policy.
– Photos of what I looked like prior to my recent transformation.
– A snap of Stephanie during our Strength Training Session.
– Is my hair getting more gray?

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TCRS 642 – [VLOG] A Day of Accounting

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 1, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Monday, February 1st, 2016.

Topics Included In This Episode
– Waking from a nightmare.
– How Stephanie & I process our accounting.
– An issue trying to pay for our health insurance.
– My thoughts on sharing SnapChat archives here in TCRS.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Sunday, January 31st, 2016. You can follow me on SnapChat. My username is cliffeotc. If you are on your mobile device, you can click here to add me as a friend.

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TCRS 640 – [VLOG] An Idea Is Born

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 31, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my SnapChat story from Saturday, January 30th, 2016. You can follow me on SnapChat. My username is cliffeotc. If you are on your mobile device, you can click here to add me as a friend.

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This is a very special episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. I’ve recently fallen in love with SnapChat. The greatest feature is the ability to share random thoughts and experiences throughout my day through “snaps.”

At the end of the day, I have the ability to download all the snaps in my “SnapChat Story” into a single .mp4 video file. I’d been keeping these for the past three days and I thought about creating a separate video podcast to share them. However, it occurred to me that, this is exactly the sort of content that I had in my mind to share in The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

I’m no stranger to dropping video episodes into what is normally an audio only podcast feed. And well.. This is the “Cliff Ravenscraft” show and this is something that I’m currently very passionate about. So, well, I’m going to start including some of my daily snapchat stories as episodes of this show. Don’t worry, there will still be audio only episodes in the future as well.

I’m interested to hear what you think of the episode. Let me know in the comments below.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share my thoughts on the format of focusing on a single topic per podcast episode. Ironically, I not only talked about that as a topic, but I also shared what my schedule looks like over the next several weeks. This led to a second, even more valuable topic. In spite of a very busy season of life, I’ve been able to maintain a very high level of productivity while still protecting the valuable margin in my daily life.

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TCRS 637 – The Plan For The Year Ahead

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 26, 2016

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I share the decisions that I have made to handle the balance between this podcast and Podcast Answer Man. I also share some of the exciting projects, products and services that I hope to release in the year ahead.

As you can imagine, I’ve received a lot of wonderful feedback as the result of the Year of Identity episodes a few weeks back. In this episode, I share one of those emails.

I shared a tip about setting a recurring task on your to do list that says… “Do something today to (fill in the blank).” Doing this has already generated an additional $6,000 in income that would not be in my bank account today had I not put that recurring task on my to do list.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d be willing to do some one-on-one coaching calls with folks at my rate of $300/hr with a minimum of one hour as long as the call was not related to the technical aspects of podcasting. Well, I had my first such coaching call and, in the episode, I share how it went.

To wrap things up, I talked about some recent additions that I made to my home gym/workout room and the fact that I had a nurse come out to do an exam for a new life insurance policy that I applied for.

I hope that you’ll find this episode entertaining, educational, encouraging and that it will inspire you to take your own message, your business and your life to the next level.

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In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I am delighted to share a conversation that I recently had with one of my favorite people on Earth, Ray Edwards.

In our conversation, Ray and I talked about the following:

– Why we listen to the podcasts that we listen to.
– What we are doing when we listen to podcasts.
– Our thoughts on Star Wars.
– A cartoon that I convinced Ray to check out.
– The ToDoist App.
– Scarcity vs. Abundance Mindset
– The ability to check yourself before you wreck yourself.
– Seeing the value in obstacles.
– HALT (Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?)
– The spiritual element that may be involved with self-doubt.

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TCRS 635 – Year of Identity Part 2

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 12, 2016

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The Year of Identity – Part 2
This week’s episode is part two of my “Year of Identity” story. This is one of those rare times that I will tell you that you do not want to listen to this episode before you listen to the episode previous to this one. So if you haven’t done so, already, go and listen to episode 634 first.

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TCRS 634 – Year of Identity – Part 1

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 9, 2016

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The Year of Identity – Part 1
This week’s episode may end up being one of the most confusing episodes that I have ever produced. This episode is a crossover episode between The Cliff Ravenscraft Show and Podcast Answer Man.

As you’ll learn from listening to this episode, I have been contemplating several significant changes to my professional identity and the types of products and services that I feel led to create moving forward.

For those who are interested in a little backstory to what led up to this episode, you might be interested in checking out the episodes listed below.

– PABL Episode 623 – The One Thing – Full Book Review
– PABL Episode 624 – What Do I Want My Life To Look Like In 10 to 20 Years?
– PABL Episode 625 – My Modified Mission Statement & More
PABL Episode 633 – The Dark Days of December 2015

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633 PABL – The Dark Days of December 2015

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 1, 2016

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share a very authentic and raw look into what has been going through my mind over the past couple of weeks. I had achieved every single goal that I set for myself in 2015 (I shared what those goals were, in this episode, by the way). However, despite having achieved so much success, I still struggled with some pretty significant bouts of depression during the final three weeks of December. I am hopeful that those dark days are behind me and in this episode, I share what I’m looking out for in the year ahead.

 
 
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I get a little fired up in this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life. A few months ago, I had someone tell me that they were very excited about all the progress that I had made in my health and fitness journey. They then turned their words of encouragement to words of warning.

This person warned me that I would eventually hit a plateau in my weight loss and that the daily struggle to maintain my daily workouts would get much more difficult. He told me to not give up, that this was going to be an ongoing battle that I would have to fight for the rest of my life.

I respectfully disagreed with this person’s mindset.

I wanted to record an episode about this topic back when this happened. However, I thought that it might seem too reactionary.

This morning, I had an an exchange with someone in the comments section of a recent Instagram post. I had congratulated him on his amazing success in losing 40 pounds in the past two and a half months.

This person then responded by saying… “Thanks Cliff. It’s a daily struggle, but I seem to be on the winning side this time!”

I immediately wrote back to him saying… “I pray that one day the thought that is a “daily struggle” will transform into the thought that “this is an exciting daily journey of amazing transformation to fully becoming all that you were created to be.” – Mindset is everything!!!!”

After that, I knew that I had to come and share my heart on this topic.

 
 
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631 PABL – A Return To Early Mornings

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 1, 2015

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In this week’s episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I talk about the following topics:
– A return to early mornings.
– A week of Spinning Classes.
– Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale.
– The new iMac computer for the office.
– A desire to clean my workspace.
– Seven students already registered for AtoZ.
– Content publishing schedules.
– Accounting work ahead.
– Need to apply for new Life Insurance.

 
 
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630 PABL – I’m Going To New Zealand

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 24, 2015

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In this episode, I talk about getting up at 4:45am to make it to my very first Spinning class at the gym. I talk about how things went with my 22nd session of Podcasting A to Z. I share my thoughts related to my desired consistency with my Podcast Answer Man podcast. I also share the details about my recently made plans to visit New Zealand for a week in February.

 
 
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629 PABL – One Year of Living Fully Alive

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 17, 2015

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In this episode, I share what I have accomplished in one year since making the commitment to drastically change my lifestyle.

If you haven’t done so already I encourage you to listen to episode 583 from one year ago, when I announced my decision to start living.

Also, check out the blog post that documents my progress of the past year and tells more about what I have done to accomplish these results at PodcastAnswerMan.com/sixmonths.

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628 PABL – I Will Break The 212 Barrier

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 27, 2015

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life I talk about the following topics:

– I can see clearly with my contacts.
– Found a better deal on Contacts at http://gspn.tv/lens.
– Starting journaling again, using the Day One App.
– Created my 2016 Event Calendar.
– My recent webinar.
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– No Podcast Answer Man last week.
– The 212 Barrier will be broken.
– My conversation with Dan Miller.
– The successful launch of session 22 of Podcasting A to Z.

 
 
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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life I talk about the following topics:

– Dad Duties As A Second String Player.
– When Your One Thing Isn’t Even On Your To Do List.
– Why I Switched From Google To Apple Calendar.
– No Donut Bun For Dad Today.
– Glasses and Contacts.

 
 
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