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Jody and Judie Sedrick explore your greatest power, the power to choose.When you discover this ultimate power you can literally change and direct every aspect of your life; emotional, physical, spiritual, build positive relationships, steer your career in new directions, the sky is the limit.No more excuses! You have the POWER to CHOOSE to truly own your life. Join us as we explore and tap into this most amazing gift.


60. Effort Over Excuses
May 23 • 30 min
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! First of all we want to thank all of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to fight for and preserve freedom. We truly appreciate your dedication, sacrifice and service. Are you tired of the excuses? Excuses from…
59. Are you Carrying the Weight Or Is It Carrying You?
May 8 • 29 min
Are you carrying the weight or is the weight carrying or even crushing you? Today we explore effectively managing and even thriving through the challenging moments of life. Show Highlights: Working out together - Amoila Ceasar coaching us to push through…
58. Complainer or Creator
Apr 23 • 33 min
Does Corona have you complaining or creating? Complaining and grumbling is easy! Creativity can take a little more effort but the rewards are far greater! What are you doing to get creative during this time of being “Safe at Home”? Show highlights:…
57. Blessings of Corona
Apr 9 • 34 min
Weeks into Corona Craziness we are ready for a break. But has Corona been all bad? Today we explore the blessings of Corona. That Show Highlights: Corona has made us all equal in the since that everybody has the same issue Spending time together as a…
56 - Conquering Corona
Mar 21 • 36 min
The entire world is talking about and affected by the Corona Virus. We’re not letting it hold us down. We explore adjustments we are making at home and work to stay on a positive and productive track. Corona is not going to hold us down. Let’s foster a…
55. Be Like Water
Mar 12 • 28 min
Life is extremely dynamic and ever changing. Events in the world have everyone wondering what to do. When we embrace the dynamic nature of life the ups and downs, the curves and unexpected events of life that impact us we learn that life is fluid. How we…
54. It’s Not Extra. It’s Needed
Mar 5 • 39 min
New ventures mean new challenges and opportunities to grow. Do we double down to ensure that we exceed? Or do we expect it to come easy and complain because we “have to do extra”? Are you willing to do what’s needed? Show highlights Judie’s favorite place…
Ep 53. More Open Arms. Less Iron Fists - Loving through Suicide
Feb 27 • 49 min
This week we discuss curve balls that life consistency throws at you. One of the biggest curveballs you can face is a loved one attempting to commit suicide. Join us as we have a very heartfelt discussion, and explore our own experience with suicide.…
52. Core Values and Self Laws
Feb 13 • 35 min
Wow, what a week! Judie started a new job at Alaska airlines - a dream come true for her to work in the travel industry. We explore her first week of training and the core values of Alaska. This launches a great discussion on establishing and living by…
51. The Power of MINDSET!
Feb 6 • 32 min
We are back together. Jody spent the last week in Orlando attending and speaking at the Mobile Tech Expo. Jody’s experience in a triathlon, the Kansas City Chiefs come back in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl, and Judie giving birth serve as the backdrop to…
50. Mamba Out
Jan 30 • 31 min
We along with the rest of the world were sucker-punched with the news of the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others in a horrible plane crash on January 26, 2020. Our hearts are heavy thinking about the families who lost their loved ones so…
49. Live Your Life On Purpose
Jan 23 • 42 min
Life can be overwhelming and all consuming. Living with purpose enables us to turn the unmanageable into the meaningful. Join us as we discuss how we can life with greater purpose. Show highlights: We are putting together the finishing touches on the 2020…
48. TBH - To Be Honest
Jan 16 • 41 min
TBH - To Be Honest We’ve had a number of experiences this week that have made us take a serious look at ourselves. We’re talking about taking a hard, honest look at ourselves and how we need to improve on a personal level. That honesty can be brutal but…
47. College Bound and BIG Transitions
Jan 9 • 33 min
Our baby girl is off to college. Where did the time go? We explore transitions that come in our life and if we are truly taking advantage of those moments. Show highlights: Transitions our kids are going through A personal tour of UVU with Coach Sam Atoa…
46. 2020 Live with Intention and Purpose
Jan 2 • 44 min
Happy New Year. As you know we have been talking a lot about developing and capturing 2020 Vision for the new year. It’s more than resolutions and goals. Many feel like they “fell off the wagon” during the holidays. Remember you are not restarting you are…
45. 2020 Focus Word Reveals & 2020 Vision Workshop
Dec 26, 2019 • 49 min
Merry Christmas! We are truly enjoying the holiday season. We are super excited to have our son Devon and his partner Matt join us for this week’s episode of Choose Don’t Excuse. Show highlights: Having all of our kids home for Christmas Christmas…
44 - 2020 Vision
Dec 19, 2019 • 32 min
We are truly ENJOYING the Christmas Season. Our kids are already talking about what time they will wake up on Christmas morning. We have also been working on a new online workshop title 2020 Vision that will help you kick off the New Year. We’re not just…
43. We Discovered POWER in Focus Words
Dec 12, 2019 • 31 min
It’s been a year since Judie and I chose focus words to help us hone in on our personal development and goals in 2019. We discovered REAL POWER in focusing on one single word for the year. In this episode, we share what we’ve learned through this…
42. Holiday Mindset
Dec 5, 2019 • 35 min
We are full swing into the holiday season. With the holidays comes the Holiday Mindset. How do you manage your time, get things done and still enjoy the season? Jody shares the challenge he’s having in keeping productivity up but allowing his team to…
When You’re Not Feeling Gratitude and It’s Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 2019 • 32 min
We LOVE Thanksgiving and Christmas. This has been one of those weeks where discipline kicks in. We want to be grateful but desire to be sincere and right now it feels like we are going through the motions. How do you find gratitude when you are just not…
40. What? You’re Not Perfect?
Nov 21, 2019 • 31 min
What do you mean you’re not perfect? How come we feel such heavy pressure to be perfect? Why can’t we give ourselves some grace? Grace to rest. Grace to Grow. Join us as we discuss the pressure to be perfect. Show highlights: Continually pushing ourselves…
39. Visualization and Vision - The realization of a dream
Nov 14, 2019 • 37 min
This week we visit the power of visualization to bring a dream to reality that was inspired by Jody attending the Glassparency product reveal at SEMA last week. It hit me like a ton of bricks with Ray Doran said, “I envisioned this exact event 3 years…
38 The ABC’s in Our Quest for Success
Oct 31, 2019 • 40 min
This week we revisit our experience speaking at the Success Quest conference in Salt Lake City this past weekend. What an AMAZING experience preparing for this conference as well as presenting. It was a great opportunity for us to work together to pursue…
37. Get my MOJO Back
Oct 24, 2019 • 43 min
You ever find yourself on a POSITIVE vibe then someone or something happens your life to cause you to lose your MOJO? Let’s be real it happens to the best of us. Join us as we explore how to recapture and hold on to our mojo. Show Highlights We will be…
36. Lessons Learned from Judie’s First Body Building Competition
Oct 17, 2019 • 42 min
This week we explore lessons learned from Judie preparing for and competing in her first bodybuilding competition. We discuss Judie’s realization of her goal of competing in a Body Build competition. Lessons learned from this experience Why did it take…
35. Maniacally Focused
Oct 11, 2019 • 30 min
Are you Maniacally Focused? What does it mean to be maniacally focused? Is there a difference between being laser-focused? Our conversation and thoughts are inspired by Matt Oppenheimer’s Keynote address at Boise Startup Week’s Grow Track. Jody had the…
34. Your Past Doesn’t Define Your Destiny
Oct 3, 2019 • 42 min
We are amazed at the response to our two past episodes exploring our personal battle with anxiety and depression. If you missed them please listen to Battling the Internal Turmoil and Battling The Invisible Illness. This week we explore the importance of…
33. Battling The Internal Turmoil
Sep 26, 2019 • 54 min
In followup to last week’s podcast, we share some tips that we’ve found or that were share with us to help you work through or prevent the downward spiral of stress, depression, and anxiety. Plus Judie rolls her eyes and Jody leading to a funny…
32. Battling the Invisible Illness - A Discussion on Mental Health
Sep 21, 2019 • 44 min
This week we have a very candid and heart felt discussion about mental illness. The battle is real. Enduring and coping with mental issues is a real challenge for your loved one battling the mental issue and those around them who are trying to provide…
31. Fanning The Ember of Greatness
Sep 12, 2019 • 44 min
This week we pick up our conversation from last week’s interview with our son Zayne. We start by exploring what it takes to fan the ember of greatness that is already within you into a flame of opportunity.Show Highlights:Reintroduction to Jody and Judie…
30. Insights from a 23 year old “Mobster” an interview with our son Zayne.
Sep 4, 2019 • 46 min
This week we are super excited to have our son Zayne as our guest. Yes, he is a “Mobster” for Dutch Bros, a coffee and smoothie shop in the western United States. It’s more than a coffee shop. It’s an experience! Join us as we explore moving passed a…
29. Bridging The Expectation Gap
Aug 29, 2019 • 41 min
This week Jody is in North Carolina visiting one his customers, rolling out and training them on the use of RoadFS. We explore the expectation gap and how bridging the gap through solid communication and a heart that serves opens unlimited posibilities.…
28. No Fear
Aug 22, 2019 • 41 min
Today we explore overcoming fear; the fear of pain, the fear of starting something new, the fear of moving into the unknown. Swallow your fear and join us as we explore some hilarious stories that highlight the mental challenge of overcoming fear.Show…
27. It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Stronger
Aug 15, 2019 • 40 min
It get’s easier! No it doesn’t, you get stronger!What do you think? Easier or stronger that is the question. Does a task gets easier or does your capacity increase making the task easier. We also explore what it takes to build the inner strength to beat…
26. Enduring Life’s Challenges
Aug 8, 2019 • 35 min
“Endure to the end” they say. “Be Positive”, they say. But let’s be candid life can be REALLY hard. It can beat us down and we can find ourselves asking “How long”? “When will this trial end”? “How will I get through this”?In today’s episode we explore…
Judgement Free Zone Part Two - All About You!
Aug 1, 2019 • 40 min
Today we jump into round two of the Judgement Free Zone. This time we explore the importance of not judging yourself. Yeah you! Be honest we have tendency to judge ourselves harder than everyone else. We give other people grace. Why don’t we give ourself…
24 Enter the Judgement Free Zone
Jul 25, 2019 • 37 min
Do you find yourself looking down on others, judging what they wear, the way they look, decisions they make and the way they live their lives? Enter the Judgement Zone. This week Judie is traveling with Ke’ilani attending college volleyball camps. While…
Ep. 23 You Belong!
Jul 18, 2019 • 31 min
“You Belong Here!” Yes, You! You Belong!We are just getting back from a whirlwind 8 days of travel. Jody spent Sunday through Wednesday last week at the Air Force One Detailing event with The Detail Mafia at the Museum of Flight and then took the red eye…
Ep. 22 Lean In!
Jul 12, 2019 • 33 min
What a week! Jody has been in Seattle detailing Air Force One with The Detail Mafia and then joins Judie at the Beach Body Coach Summit 2019. We explore impressions and lessons learned from both these events. Join us as we picnic and visit outside Lucas…
Ep. 21 Optimistic? No DEFIANT in the Face of Terrifying Reality
Jul 4, 2019 • 44 min
Optimism? We are told to be optimistic in every situation. When some times, what you need is DEFIANCE!In this episode we explore the role of optimism and defiance in the face of incredible challenges. Key ideas we explore about optimism and…
Ep. 20 Slow Down, Concentrate and Act!
Jun 27, 2019 • 46 min
Slow Down, Concenctrate and Act! Jody was reminded of this when struggling through some of the more challening combinations of Core De Force MMA Power. In this episode we explore the importance of slowing down and not rushing the process. We also explore…
Ep 19 Persistent & Laser Focused and Interview with William Lara
Jun 20, 2019 • 31 min
Persistent & Laser Focused 2 Keys to SUCCESS! This is a LOADED episode with a wealth of nuggets to help you succeed. We explore how William started is business and what drove him to success. Here are some highlights to get you excited:The power of…
Ep. 18 Busting through the Comfort Zone
Jun 13, 2019 • 48 min
We all get trapped in the Comfort Zone. Can the comfort zone turn into a danger zone of personal stagnation or is it ok to be comfortable?A few key points from this podcast:Is there a time when it’s ok to let an interest, skill, or capacity wither away?…
Ep. 17 Habit, Habit, You Got a Habit! What Does It Take to Create a New Habit?
Jun 6, 2019 • 43 min
We return from a FABULOUS relaxing week in Cancun. No schedules, no kids, just the two of us. Yeah it was great! Habit, Habit you got a Habit! In this episode we discuss a question posed by Judie after our early morning work out. The question, “What does…
Ep. 16 Should We Stay Or Should We Go
May 30, 2019 • 39 min
Should we stay or should we go? We debate taking an escape to Cancun Mexico to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Then the question arises again 3 days later while at the resort. We look at look at how life can be full of extreme highs, average days…
Ep 15 Children Raising Parents
May 23, 2019 • 38 min
This week Judie and I explore lessons learned through parenting. We ask the question “Who’s raising who? “When we first had kids we thought we were raising them. We honestly viewed it as our mission and opportunity to raise productive, interesting little…
Ep. 14 Playing it Safe or Taking The Deep Dive
May 16, 2019 • 42 min
Navy Seals, Stewardess and Scuba Diving an exploration of playing it safe or taking the deep dive into your dreams. We discuss how security, pressure from parents, other people’s opinions and fear can hold you back from pursuing your dreams. We share our…
Ep 13 Going With The Flow - Tossed to and Fro or Captain Your Destiny?
May 9, 2019 • 37 min
In today’s we explore the idea of “Going With The Flow”. Do we really go with flow? Do we aimlessly float through life tossed to and fro at the whim of situations and events in our life? Or, do we take charge and captain our joureny to success and a…
Ep. 12 Execute vs. Good Enough
May 2, 2019 • 33 min
Are you living in execution mode or is good, good enough? Are so consumed with executing in every aspect of our lives that we set unrealistic expectations and pressure on ourself? Is there a place for good enough? Do you have to be passionate about…
Ep. 11 “Turn Your Back on The World”
Apr 25, 2019 • 34 min
Can you turn your back on the past? Or, Should we learn lessons from past experiences that will enable us to take action today?We explore how the past can cripple us into inaction. Judie shares how she purposely sabotaged herself in a spelling bee due to…
Ep 10 Great Expectations
Apr 18, 2019 • 49 min
High Expectations! Are your expectations living up to your dreams? Or are you left feeling disappointed? Should you learn to expect the unexpected? What do you do when the unexpected happens? Flexibility will help you overcome the unexpected.We explore…
Ep. 9 What Happens in Vegas …
Apr 11, 2019 • 49 min
Judie was in Las Vegas with our daughter Ke’ilani this past weekend for the SVCA Volleyball Tournament. We explore lessons learned from her foray into playing Craps and Roulette. Some laughs and insight from her experiences. Is everything a game like…
Ep. 8 PUSHING through challenges to SUCCEED!
Apr 4, 2019 • 31 min
PUSH! We explore the mental strength and tenacity that is required to push through challenges. Where does that strength come from? How do we tap into it? We discuss the importance of reverse engineering a goal to earn your way to success in bite size…
Ep 7. NEGATIVITY! Is it necessary? How do we deal with negativity?
Mar 28, 2019 • 42 min
Are you surrounded by negative people or situations? Let’s face it negativity is catching. Are you letting negativity envelop and encompass your life and attitude? Is there a place for negativity? We explore how negativity impacts our life and discuss…
Ep 6 “Pain Plus Reflection Equal Progress”
Mar 21, 2019 • 36 min
Today’s episode is inspired by an interview with Ray Dalio and Gary Vaynerchuk (Ask Gary V Ep. 275). We explore our own thoughts and experiences based on Ray’s quote “Pain Plus Reflection Equals Progress”. Let’s face it many of us tend to complain.…
Ep. 5 Is Positivity Overrated? The Challenge of HYPER Positivity
Mar 14, 2019 • 46 min
“Be POSITIVE no matter what!” Do you struggle with feeling fake while working through lif’e’s challenges? We discuss the challenge and pressure of being HYPER POSITIVE with our first guest, our son Devon Sedrick who is an aspiring entrepreneur and…
Ep. 4 Food is Information! A discussion on food, auto immune disorders and body reset
Mar 7, 2019 • 45 min
March is Auto Immune Disease Awareness month. In this episode we discuss auto immune disorders and how food literally impacts every aspect of our lives.We discuss how food is fuel as well as providing key information about what your body needs. Are you…
Ep 3. What Is Your Focus Word for 2019? A motivational word that will help you succeed.
Feb 28, 2019 • 35 min
At the beginning of the year Judie suggested we each come up with a FOCUS word. A word that would serve as a personal theme, a motivational word for 2019. In this episode, we discuss how we came up with our words, why we chose them and the impact they…
Ep. 2 Anniversary Edition - it’s our 30th Wedding Anniversary!
Feb 21, 2019 • 46 min
This is our anniversary episode. What do you mean this is only the 2nd episode? It’s our 30th Wedding Anniversary and we are each sharing 3 Power Tips each for building a strong, rich and long lasting relationship.Judie’s 3 Power TipsCommunicationRespect…
Introduction to Choose Don’t Excuse - Exploring the POWER of Choice in Your Life
Feb 11, 2019 • 30 min
Welcome to Choose Don’t Excuse. Our names are Jody and Judie Sedrick and we’ve been married for 30 years! Yep 30! We are pleased to have you join us as we explore the power of choice in every aspect of our lives.In our first episode, we discussThe genesis…