PABL Episodes 251-500

I can hardly believe that I've just recorded my 500th episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life. I had considered waiting until I had some major announcement to share or some massive breakthrough in my life to talk about during this podcast episode that marks a significant milestone reached.

However, as I shared in this episode, so much of my life has been focused on wanting to live my life in “Fast Forward” from one mountain top experience to another. The decision to record this episode on what seemed to be just an ordinary day in my life actually speaks a lot about how far I've come in living a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

When I first hit the record button, I didn't really think I had more than 10 minutes of content on my mind to share. However, as always, once I started going, I found that I had a lot more on my mind than I originally anticipated. Overall, the thoughts that came to my mind as I was recording, I feel are worthy of a 500th episode of a podcast after all.

I want to thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast. It's because of you that I feel more accountable to live out the truths that I am learning on a daily basis. I look forward to the opportunity to share another 500 episodes with you!

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I do my best to share the amazing experiences that I had while in NYC for BlogWorld. I talk about hanging out all day with Fred Firestine, the gspn.tv meetup in Bryant Park and dinner at John's Pizzeria.

I share the story of how I was invited to be a speaker at BlogWorld LA on the first day of the conference and how I forced myself out of my comfort zone to meet all sorts of interesting people.

This trip was an amazing opportunity that has already opened up doors to other amazing opportunities. I'm so thankful for each of the doors that God seems to open for me on this journey. You would think that I would stop worrying about trying to always be in control of the future and feeling as though I always need to know what's coming up next.

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share a recent decision that I had made and why I made it. I hope that this episode will clearly explain why I recently deleted a particular group from the gspn.tv community site. Since I made the decision, I feel a major weight lifted off my shoulder. However, it is still difficult to get over the fact that some folks will simply disagree with my reasoning and will have wished that I had done things differently.

In January of this year, I made a commitment to God that His approval would be all that I pursue to seek with the decisions that I make. This is a commitment that is difficult to adhere to when you are as much of a people pleaser as I am. With that said, I did not make this decision lightly. While this was not the “timing” that I would have like to have chosen, it was the decision that I was ultimately going to go with in the end. This episode will explain most of what has been going on in my mind about this subject.

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share my thoughts on the fact that I have not had any intentional physical activity for the past several weeks.

I share that while I'm still experiencing a great deal of margin within my schedule, I have noticed that I have been struggling with my early to bed and early to rise routine since Easter Sunday. This is something that desperately want to fix immediately so that my schedule doesn't spin out of control.

I share how I have succesfully found some great ways to connect with my children and I'm looking for opportunities and avenues to continue to do this on a deeper level.

I share how I have allowed a little bit of anxiety about the future to creep in. However, since recording this, some cool things have happened with adding some late arrives to my podcasting A to Z course which has inpsired me that I should start as early as this week to prepare for my July Podcasting A to Z course.

I talk about an amazing opportunity that has come up with an invitation to speak and share the gspn.tv story at the BlogWorld And New Media Expo in New York in just two weeks. Details can be found at http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/bwe2011nyc. I'm also planning a meetup on Monday, May 23rd for folks in the gspn.tv community and you can get more details about that at http://ning.it/mGYrMr.

Overall, when I recorded the episode, I shared how I felt that the visibility is quite low as it relates to how far into the future of gspn.tv and Podcast Answer Man that I can see. I know that there are many successful things that I have done that I can repeart. However, I get a sense that perhaps there's another big step on the Horizon.

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In this episode I share the following topics:

  • McKenna’s Birthday.
  • How I’m using Wunderlist for my Task Management.
  • My recent thoughts on Inbox Zero.
  • Podcasting A to Z Update.
  • Where I’m at in my Scripture Reading Schedule.
  • My Early To Bed And Early To Rise Routine.
  • My laid back approach to Spring Break Week.
  • Adjusting to my new glasses.

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This episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life was originally recorded on Sunday April 10th. However, as the result of my schedule and trying to stay committed to the amount of margin I have created for myself, today is the first chance I’ve had to publish this episode to the web.

In this episode, I talk about the following topics

  • A desire to get over sinus/allergy issues that have plagued me for a full week.
  • A need to adjust to my new glasses.
  • Feeling the blessings of God on a daily basis.
  • A possibility of a close friend taking my May A to Z Course
  • Trying to not worry about the things that are on my to do list for a later time.
  • Fighting the feeling that I “NEED TO DO SO MUCH”
  • The small list of things that I need to accomplish while kids are on Spring Break.
  • Enjoying a night out with my wife!
  • I’m Trying Not To Feel Bad About Not Feeling Bad About Experiencing Margin
  • A new pair of shoes.
  • Started a new YouTube channel for Podcast Answer Man: http://YouTube.com/PodcastAnswerMan

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share how things went after having my children invite me to participate in their schoo's Career Day. I had done this previously, in my life as an insurance agent. However, this time around, I went to share my career as a podcaster.

I also give an update on how things are going with my podcasting course that I'm leading and even some exciting news about how I will be doing the class again in May.

The episode helps demonstrate just how things are going with my desire to add more margin in my daily life. More than anything, I believe this episode demonstrates the power of what I shared in episode 485 where I talked about the “Year of Provision.”

This is the first place that I've publicly announced my new increased consulting rate for one on one consulting. As I move forward, I'm finding that the most efficient use of my time in helping people are in groups like the course the I'm currently teaching or through the use of digital video tutorials. I still enjoy one on one consulting, however, I'm definately moving forward with a more intense focus on the areas where I can help the most number of people with the least amount of my time so that I may continue to maintain margin in my life and have more time to spend with my wife and children.

Finally, I also give an update on how things are going with my spiritual journey of waking early in the morning and spending time reading Scriptures before doing anything else. Oh, and I manged to squeeze in an update about my currently weight loss of 3.8 pounds in the past week. Be sure to check out https://gspn.tv/scale when you get a chance.

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In this episode of Pursuing A Balnaced Life, I am all over the place. However, a majority of the episode is devoted to my thoughts on how I had set a very lofty goal for myself to achieve within a six week period of time. I share how I believe my faith in the fact that it would become a reality played a part in actually making it a reality.

To be honest with you, I am almost hesitant to release this episode in fear that some might think that I’ve gone a little too far into the “name it / claim it” territory. I assure you that this is not the case. However, there are some principles that go along with faith and believing things are possible before we can actually come up with plans to achieve them.

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In this episode, I share an update about what has been going on in my personal and professional life and how it has all been impacted by my journey of faith. Listen to find out how things went after the first full month into “The Year of Provision.” Did God come through, in spite of all the things things that God laid on my heart for me to cut back on? You’ll get to hear all the details in this episode.

Also, in this episode, I share how I’ve really been feeling the need to practice what I preach in the area of living my life with more margin in it. Once again, God has called me to stretch my faith by cutting even more things out of my weekly schedule, to stay focused on the the things that are the wisest use of the time that I’ve been given, and to stay faithful in trusting in Him to provide so that I can can be the husband and father that He wants me to be.

As I’m typing these show notes. I’ve pretty much done most everything I need to do to promote the Podcasting A to Z group study. It’s time for me to trust that I’m offering something of great value and that people will respond. I’d appreciate your thoughts and prayers that this will all work out and that I’ll not stress out while waiting for the people to sign up.

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This episode is the first WalkCast of 2011. I was so happy to be able to see my sidewalks again. In this episode I share that I did make a decision about the future of gspn.tv Plus Membership. You can read all about the changes at https://gspn.tv/plus. I also shared about the new gspn.tv online community site at http://gspncommunity.com and a great deal more. If you have any interest in participating in the Five Week Podcast Training Course, please email me at [email protected].

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In this episode, I share where I’ve been the past month and why there has not been an episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life. I share a ton of random thoughts about business and life.

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My Catholic Weekend Part 4

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In this episode, I continue my four part series where I attempt to share as much as possible from my recent trip to Boston for the CNMC (Catholic New Media Celebration) hosted by SQPN (Star Quest Production Network). I was invited to come and speak during the event, as an expert in the field of podcasting and new media.

I would highly suggest that you start with episode 475 of this podcast which is the first part in this series. Also, full show notes can be found on that episode.

This episode covers everything following the official CNMC event, including the Boston Social Media Tweetup that I had organized and a totally awesome 24hrs spent with my dear friend, Fr. Roderick Vonhogen.

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My Catholic Weekend Part 3

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In this episode, I continue my four part series where I attempt to share as much as possible from my recent trip to Boston for the CNMC (Catholic New Media Celebration) hosted by SQPN (Star Quest Production Network). I was invited to come and speak during the event, as an expert in the field of podcasting and new media.

I would highly suggest that you start with episode 475 of this podcast which is the first part in this series. Also, full show notes can be found on that episode.

This episode actually covers the official CNMC event itself as well as my attendance of a Catholic Mass. It was the first time in 24 years since I had been to Catholic Mass. I will tell you that I actually considered not releasing this episode. In fact, this episode is very heavily edited. In it's original form, I feel like I had shared a little too much. I wonder, as I post these show notes, if there is still a little too much shared here. However, as I listened to the edited version back, I do feel that I give a very genuine and authentic reaction to what it was like for me to attend this Catholic mass.

I want to say, for the record, that I found the folks from SQPN to be among the most generous, caring, and charitable people I have ever met. I felt at home with them and very much felt as though I was a member of their family.

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My Catholic Weekend Part 2

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In this episode, I continue my four part series where I attempt to share as much as possible from my recent trip to Boston for the CNMC (Catholic New Media Celebration) hosted by SQPN (Star Quest Production Network). I was invited to come and speak during the event, as an expert in the field of podcasting and new media.

I would highly suggest that you start with episode 475 of this podcast which is the first part in this series. Also, full show notes can be found on that episode.

This episode covers the reaction of the SQPN board of directors when approached with the concept of having me, a non-Catholic, come as a prominent speaker at this Catholic New Media Conference. It also covers most all the events from Friday, August 6th, including the official SQPN Meet And Greet.

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My Catholic Weekend Part 1

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In this episode, I begin a four part series where I attempt to share as much as possible from my recent trip to Boston for the CNMC (Catholic New Media Celebration) hosted by SQPN (Star Quest Production Network). I was invited to come and speak during the event, as an expert in the field of podcasting and new media.

So what was it like for me, a non-Catholic, Protestant, Christian to attend an all Catholic conference? In this first part of my four part series, I set the stage by explaining my history with the Catholic Church and my first impressions when asked, by Father Roderick, if I would be willing to come and speak with him.

Here are some photo highlights from my trip: (CLICK HERE FOR A FULL SLIDESHOW)
CNMC Highlights

Here are the links to the talks that I gave:
Session 1 Recorded on Ustream
Session 2 Recorded on Ustream
Session 3 Recorded on Ustream

If I mentioned that I would add more to the show notes during this series, please just leave a comment on the episode in question and I'll come back and add those notes.

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Consuming Audio Books

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In this episode, I share how I've been inspired by the many books that I've been reading lately. Honestly, I talked about a lot more in this episode. However, I recorded it on Monday and I'm typing up these notes on Thursday evening for Andrea to post for me before I leave for Boston.

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Inside My Mind

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In this episode, I share a not of thoughts that have been running through my mind after returning from a long holiday weekend.

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I Am Going To Boston

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In this episode, I share a few things that I've done that has allowed me to experience some great success in staying organized, experiencing more margin in my daily schedule, and growing my business. I also explain why I am going to be heading to Boston.

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Things Are Going Good

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In this episode, I take some time to record an episode to give an update on our efforts to get back into a routine of working out. Since recording this episode, I did make it back to the gym to work out. I've actually done two 5K runs on the treadmill so far this week.

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Why Choose Failure When Success Is An Option?

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In this episode, get back out in the neighborhood for another walkcast. I share what has been going on the past two weeks as it relates to my pursuit of a balanced life. I share what the scale showed when I stepped on it yesterday. I also share a few areas where I've experienced a great deal of success outside of health and fitness.

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What Is The Wise Thing To Do?

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In this episode, I share a major goal that I have set for myself. I responded to a few pieces of audio feedback, including a very interesting our friend Anne regarding pursuing your passion as a career.

The following are the PABL Challenge Final Results.

These are the top 8, that posted every week.

Richi 246pts
anneso87 243pts
FredFromLongIsland 234pts
Maggie/ilea02 233pts
grace513 232pts
Sharon 199pts
Angelb791 179pts
remblem 165pts

During the 20 week period (16 official), there were 300+ posts and 14,000+ views.

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Community Feedback Episode

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In this episode, I share a challenge that @ErikJFisher made to me. I also then share my experience running my very first 5K run on a treadmill.

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