Welcome To The Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast!

Pursuing A Balanced Life PodcastPursuing A Balanced Life was originally launched in March of 2006. When it started, I (Cliff Ravenscraft), worked as an independent insurance agent, in a family run insurance agency, and had only been podcasting as a hobby for a few short months. In January 2008, I left my career in insurance, after 11 years, to pursue podcasting as my full-time career.

This podcast has served as an audio journal that has chronicled everything that led to my decision to leave my career in insurance and to start my own online business. This podcast contains the most exhaustive account of all the things that I have learned about building my own business and how I’ve managed to balance all the demands that come along with being an entrepreneur.

I invite you to subscribe and join me as I continue to share all the business and success principles that I learn along the way as well as my pursuit of finding a balance between my focus on my career, my desire to be a great husband and father, my desire to become more physically fit and healthy, and my desire to live a life of faith.

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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588 PABL – Making Positive Changes

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 21, 2014

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I recorded this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life while I was out for what turned into a 7.62 mile walk. It was cold, but the sun was shining. I talked about the joy of spending more time with my family each day, the changes that I recently made to my morning routine and how I’m slowly becoming addicted to daily exercise. I also share some other significant changes that I’m making in my life.

 
 
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Heart Rate Monitor Mio Alpha

In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share why I have decided to ditch my fitbit for good and why I’ve decided to fully embrace a heart rate monitor instead.

There is one thing that I feel that is important to point out. In the episode, I suggested that the book stated that even the strength training workouts should be areobic focused. However, looking at my notes, the book states that rule 1 is to commit to working out six days a week, every week, for the rest of your life. Rule 2 actually states that you should “do serious aerobic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life.” So the stregnth training days are not necessarily focused on being serious aeorobic exercise.

So, just to be clear, the commitmetn is to work out six days a week and four of those six days should consist of serious aerobic workouts. More detailed information can be found in my posts listed below.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • The Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor – http://gspn.tv/mio
  • I didn’t mention it, but here’s my post on chapter 6 of Younger Next Year.
  • My post on the Biology of Exercise (chapter 7 of Younger Next Year)
  • My post about the chapter 8 of Younger Next Year – About the Heart Rate Monitor
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    586 PABL – What Went Down In Florida

    by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 10, 2014

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    Florida Vacation

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I shared what happend during our family’s vacation in Florida and the special surprise that I came home with.

     
     
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    585 PABL – Younger Next Year

    November 30, 2014

      Below is a quick overview of what you will find in this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life: The reason for my five mile walk My new laptop/camera backpack – http://gspn.tv/backpack Patreon Information – http://patreon.com/pabl An update on my daily routine – https://dayone.me/13DDzKb Thanksgiving with my family A walk with my mom A second […]

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    584 PABL – Would You Like An Episode Every Week?

    November 22, 2014

    Below is a quick overview of what you will find in this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life My experience with Journaling over the years The Day One App – http://dayoneapp.com My Tumblr with my journal entries – http://gspn.tumblr.com My post about “Quick Questions” – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/quickquestion I’m signing up for a Triathlon (200 yard swim […]

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    583 PABL – The Day I Decided To Start Living

    November 14, 2014

    This episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life is all about starting a brand new chapter in my life. There was a temptation to start this off as a brand new podcast with this as the very first episode of that new podcast. In my heart I know that, for now, this story is best told […]

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    582 PABL – My Plans For The Rest of This Year

    September 27, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share yet another audio journal entry of what’s on my mind as I continue down this journey of life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    581 PABL – The Past Two Months

    September 10, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    580 PABL – Rational Vs Emotional Thinking

    July 14, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    579 PABL – A Return To Organization

    July 12, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    578 PABL – Late Night Walk

    July 3, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    577 PABL – Margin Ahead

    June 26, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    576 PABL – Eating Healthy & ADT

    June 19, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    575 PABL – The New Workout Room

    June 15, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. The New Workout Room: Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    574 PABL – An Awakening

    April 23, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    573 PABL – Working Toward A New Normal

    April 7, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Items Mentioned In This Episode: – 16th Session of Podcasting A to Z underway. – Family From The Heart Episode 293 – Good Morning San Diego Video – Way of Life iOS App – Patreon Service […]

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    572 PABL – Adjusting To Margin

    March 7, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    571 PABL – Big Changes Ahead

    February 1, 2014

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life, as well as a big tease about a major announcement that I’ll be making in episode 344 of Podcast Answer Man. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    570 PABL – My Methods For Physical Fitness & Losing Weight

    January 16, 2014

    Yesterday, I created a facebook post, sharing the image shown below. This image is a screen capture from the LoseIt App on my iPhone. The text that I posted with this image simply stated… “Got on the scale today. I’ve lost 16 pounds since November 1st. #PABL” Within 24 hours, the post had well over […]

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    569 PABL – The Dark & BRIGHT Days of December 2013

    December 28, 2013

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    568 PABL – SmartLav Vs Roland Digital Recorder

    December 28, 2013

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I break from the norm. This episode contains all geek talk about audio recording technology. It’s not typical PABL content and the intro of the episode will explain everything. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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    567 PABL – I Almost Deleted This Update

    December 11, 2013

    In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share a brief update on my pursuit of a balanced life. Subscribe To Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast

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