The ThriveMap Thursday Podcast

The ThriveMap Thursday Podcast
Are you so busy making a KILLING that you’re forgetting to make a LIFE? Is success becoming a stress? ThriveMap Thursday will help break the cycle.
The Thank You Note
Apr 20 • 25 min
In this episode: A moment where I caught myself moaning/groaning about travel and bitching about weather Why marketing is built to make you feel inadequate The power of writing a thank you note How to craft a thank you note and who to…
65: Weekly Planning
Apr 13 • 26 min
“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.” –Archimedes The other day I was scrolling through my Twitter account, and saw this quote. Usually, my instinct is to scoot past these graphics, but in this case I…
As Soon As
Apr 6 • 19 min
Everything seems to be better “as soon as.” We were wired at an early age to get good grades and do we well in sports. We were told that life’s goal is to achieve—and we assume that with enough accomplishments we’d be happy….
63: Cut Your Stress in Half by Helping Others
Mar 30 • 19 min
I seem to have a tendency to get stuck in my own universe. If my stress levels are high, my little bubble limits my perspective to my own woes. Sometimes, this bubble is burst when I’m temporarily exposed to the outside world and I realize that my…
Leave Your Laptop At Home
Mar 23 • 20 min
In the spring of 1997, I was hired by the global accounting and consulting firm, Arthur Andersen. Less than a couple of hours into my first day, I was led to a small office and handed my first laptop – the magnificent, all powerful IBM ThinkPad….
Self Help Books: How do you find the right book for you? - Episode 61
Mar 16 • 23 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: How do you know which books to choose? The myth of the overnight success self-help book Books I’ve found interesting, awesome books gifted, and other recommendations from over the years What to do to get the most out…
Conferences: Under the Kimono of the Coaching Industry - Episode 60
Mar 2 • 23 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: How you can take advantage of all the resources available to you Why conferences work How to decide which conference you should attend What you should expect to get out of attending a conference This week’s…
How to develop an unstoppable passion for your goal - Episode 59
Feb 23 • 18 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: Terrific examples of quitting The #1 reason why people quit their pursuits How world-class performers use visualization to move past hurdles How to develop an insanely passionate “why” that will lead to goal…
The $1,000 Transcendental Meditation Teacher - Episode 58
Feb 16 • 21 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: The $1,000 Transcendental Meditation Teacher 90’s Information vs. Today’s information Free advice vs. paid advice Why we discount information How to make a mental switch when you want true commitment …
3 Steps to Avoid Running in a Rat Race - Episode 57
Feb 9 • 24 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: “Roger” with $500k salary but is still looking for answers The Comparison Game How our antique version of success drives you insane (and what to do about it) 3 steps to overcome “the chase” “There it is!” Here’s a…
56: Self-Help Stuff Can Be Super Disappointing…or Awkward
Jan 26 • 17 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: A ridiculous commercial from over the weekend that promised overnight success A 3-day workshop that involved hugging…and kind of worked What if self-help products told the truth? How to leverage your experiences to…
55: Stop Comparing! Your Sanity Depends On It
Jan 19 • 23 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: Signs that you’re playing in “The Comparison Game” How to reduce the urge to compare your situation to others The strategy to begin to feel content AND keep a winning edge If you walk into a room and…
54: Resolutions
Jan 12 • 21 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: What’s the trick to making resolutions sticky? How to navigate through all the self-help clutter in the marketplace (Good God, there’s a ton) A powerful tip to building positive habits and not being discouraged…
Ep. 53: Tame the Destructive Inner Ego
Dec 29, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: Her discovery of Zen through D.T. Suzuki in the midst of severe depression Strategies to cope with and reduce onslaughts of anxiety and stress The traits that keep overachievers from reaching their full potential…
Ep. 52: Key Ingredients For a Passionate Company Culture with Jeb Banner
Dec 22, 2016 • 30 min
When a new year comes to a close, many of us take this as an opportunity to reflect on achievements and tie up loose ends on projects. We get a chance to look at things we wish we had finished (or hadn’t started) and make it a goal to focus on…
Ep. 51: How to Manage Your Messages Like A Pro
Dec 15, 2016 • 4 min
This week our topic involves….WORK EMAILS! Email is the biggest cause for work related stress because: It creates uninmportant distractions It starts unneeded anxiety because you’re not sure how to get all the work done in the time available…
Ep 50: One Thing Facebook & Google Get Wrong
Dec 8, 2016 • 4 min
Sure, open office layouts are great for collaboration. But, have you ever had the one person in your office who overshares their every life story? They’re pretty easy to spot once you know what to look for. This person usually chit-chats about…
Ep 49: (Mini-Episode) Find Peace of Mind in Saying “Yes” Less
Nov 24, 2016 • 4 min
Look at your commitments today……this week….or even something that you’ll be needing to do at some point this year… If you could clear one thing from your calendar-what would it be? It could be a neighborhood association, a holiday party, a…
Mini-Episode 48: Two Tricks to Conquer Procrastination
Nov 17, 2016 • 4 min
What do you not like to do each day that you should get done first thing? To phrase the same question another way… What is outside your comfort zone and you hate thinking about? These questions have fascinated me for years. They…
Ep. 47: Bad Purchases
Nov 10, 2016 • 28 min
From a Jack LaLanne Juicer to slightly used camping gear, this week we discuss regretful buys​.
46: Being Forgetful
Nov 3, 2016 • 4 min
Today’s show is for those who tend to forget things. If you’ve ever awoken at night thinking about if you’ve forgotten something you promised to do-listen to this week’s show. In this mini-episode, I’ll share how I prevent from forgetting my to-dos. …
45: Ranger Veteran & CEO Bernie Veldman: Impactful Ideas, Succession Plans, and Employee Ownership
Oct 27, 2016 • 30 min
In this Episode You’ll Hear Answers to Questions Like: How do you find creative solutions to big problems? What process do you go through to implement a successful company succession plan? How can you make team members so…
44: Let’s Get Mental Health Stigmas Out of the Workplace with Jacob Moore
Oct 20, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: How language perpetuates stigmas about mental healthy Why mental disorders and physical diseases are similar and can lead to the same outcome Why sharing and communicating experiences of mental diseases empowers…
43: Lifestyle Creep with Pete the Planner
Oct 13, 2016 • 32 min
In this podcast, you will learn about: Why intelligent people spend unwisely and fall into debt Why stability and a gigantic lifestyle are inconsistent Why “working hard” does not justify making unwise spending decisions The importance of…
42: “One More Dollar”
Oct 6, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode, you will learn: How to push through the headtrash of being in business Finding happiness through the parable of John D. Rockefellar The variables that determine happiness as well as the true happiness threshold for humans. Why…
41: Let Go of Seeking Perfection with Barry Pearman
Sep 29, 2016 • 32 min
In this podcast, you will learn about: How having faith and submitting to the unknown can provide for better mental health Steps that you can take to control your anxiety Daily practices you can add to your routine to “retrain your brain”…
40: The Rule of Five with Jack Canfield
Sep 22, 2016 • 32 min
In this podcast you will hear about: Jack’s Rule of 5 Why quitting is not an option for your passions The significance of meditation in Canfield’s life Jack’s use of the Holistic Model Dangerous trends in life coaching Why reading actively makes…
39: The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey
Sep 15, 2016 • 39 min
In this podcast, you will learn: Why we’re thinking of the word “failure” all wrong Preparing kids for executive functions such as time management, prioritization, creative problem solving, and goal-setting Methods to create intrinsic motivation…
38: Escaping Your Bubble, Infosponging, and Innovation with Jeff Hoffman
Sep 8, 2016 • 28 min
“When you stay focused on the problem that drives you, not the money, you are unstoppable.” -Jeff Hoffman In this week’s episode, we dive into the world of entrepreneurship with Jeff Hoffman for a discussion on innovation, best practices in…
37: The Science Behind World-Class Leadership Development with Jim Kouzes
Sep 1, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode, you’ll discover: His recommended books to improving your leadership skills The scientific approach to understanding great leadership found in The Leadership Challenge What leaders are doing when they’re at their best The most…
36: The Power of Daily Practice with Jin
Aug 18, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode you will discover: How he treated headaches successfully using Autogenic Training The non-conventional concept of holistic health Tips to practice mindfulness on the go How to jump into meditation and make it stick Sometimes our…
35: How to Tame the Destructive Inner Ego with Cheri Huber
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
“ It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” – Seneca Having a conversation with Cheri Huber (@cherihuber) is kind of like having a conversation with your best friend. She has this unique skill of making you feel at peace with…
34: Two Questions You Must Ask Before Eating Anything with Dr. Thomas Campbell
Aug 4, 2016 • 31 min
One of the key challenges I’ve seen in professionals over the years is stress, anxiety and lack of energy. After researching these issues, I’ve discovered that many of these symptoms can be significantly lessoned with a healthier diet. Dr….
33: Altruism: The Stress Reliever | Dr. Stephen Post
Jul 28, 2016 • 22 min
“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” - J.F. Clarke For years I have been convinced that in order to get people to be more generous we needed to find a way to find out what’s in it for them….
32: Lessons From A Midwest Venture Capitalist on The Silicon Prairie- Jeff Slobotski
Jul 21, 2016 • 25 min
“When you cease to dream you cease to live.” - Mark Forbes Investor Jeff Slobotski (@slobotski) joins us for a discussion on midwestern tech companies, the phrase “tech bubble”, and community of startups around Omaha, Nebraska….
31: Odyssey CEO Evan Burns on Building a Platform from Zero to 30,000,000 Users a Month
Jul 18, 2016 • 30 min
“Fear is the disease, hustle is the antidote” - Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Our guest this week is Evan Burns, the CEO and Co-Founder of Odyssey. Odyssey, is a social discovery platform committed to democratizing content creation while…
30: Super Bowl Champion Gary Brackett on Grit, Competition, and How to Make an IMPACT
Jul 14, 2016 • 36 min
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius Former NFL linebacker, Indianapolis Colt, and Superbowl champion Gary Brackett (@GaryBrackett58) is almost superhuman. After our conversation, I was convinced that…
29: Author Michael Gerber on Mindsets, Fatal Assumptions, and Unlocking the Entrepreneur Within
Jul 7, 2016 • 29 min
Named the world’s #1 small business guru by Inc. Magazine, Michael Gerber (@MichaelEGerber) joins the show today to talk about the mindsets that limit entrepreneurs and how they can overcome these mental hurdles. Michael is the author of the…
28: Harvey Duetschendorf on Emotional Intelligence and It’s Profound Effect on Work and Life Quality
Jun 23, 2016 • 27 min
“Leadership is not domination. It’s the art of persuading people to work toward a common goal” - Daniel Goleman Emotional intelligence expert Harvey Deutschendorf (@theeiguy) joins us to discuss the effect of leaders having EI and what it…
27: Psychoanalyst Dr. Linda Tucker on Meaningful Relationships, Feeling “Stuck”, and Personal Goals
Jun 8, 2016 • 34 min
When it comes to our own feelings, it’s difficult to connect with others if we aren’t comfortable with our own emotions. Psychotherapist, Dr. Linda Tucker, believes that our communities and relationships with others are critical to our own mental…
26: Erin Falconer on How to Find Your Calling and Take Charge
Jun 1, 2016 • 24 min
Erin Falconer, @erinfalconer, isn’t kidding when she says her journey has been unpredictable. With a resume that boasts graduating from Oxford, becoming a screenplay writer in LA, doing stand-up comedy, and acting as a political consultant, Erin found…
25: Mark Sanborn - Leadership, Simplicity, and Storytelling
May 24, 2016 • 17 min
How can you make people see you as a strong leader? How do motivate others to unrelentingly join your mission? Mark Sanborn @Mark_Sanborn, knows. Mark is the author of eight books including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and…
24: How to Become the Best Version of Yourself
May 17, 2016 • 24 min
I was humbled by this conversation from the start. This was not how I expected it to go, but am glad it did. Tim Ferriss once said, “Focusing on what people accomplish without understanding the mindset that enables success leads to limited results.”…
23: 1 Business Lesson Every Child Should Learn
May 10, 2016 • 26 min
What’s the best business lesson you can teach a child? What should they learn? What’s appropriate? Is it sales? Accounting? Maybe how to make a pivot table? The answer may surprise you. This week we discuss the single most important lesson you…
22: Dream (Executive) Teams - Who would you choose?
May 3, 2016 • 26 min
If you were to start a company and could choose any executiveleaders to direct your company who would you pick? Jeff Bezos? Jamie Dimon? How about Starbucks Founder and CEO Howard Schultz or Tesla’sElon Musk? The rules: He/she must be living…
21: Founder of Business Banter Shameer Shah on How to Generate Business with Authenticity
Apr 26, 2016 • 34 min
With so much information in the marketplace today, it’s difficult to know what’s valuable and what’s clutter. Shameer Shah @bizbanter, was kind enough to appear on to the show to discuss his unique method for building his…
20: CEO of Wealthy Gorilla Dan Western - Is there a connection between fitness and business success?
Apr 19, 2016 • 26 min
Dan Western @WealthyGorilla is the founder and CEO of Wealthy Gorilla, an inspirational and motivational blog that focuses on helping others reach their true potential. Started in April of 2014, Wealthy Gorilla has truly been a…
19: Historical fiction and mystery author Laurie Chandlar - How to find the creative in yourself
Apr 12, 2016 • 37 min
Laurie Chandler (@LAChandler) challenges the notion that being creative must have a “yes” or “no” answer. Laurie is historical fiction and mystery writer as well as a motivational speaker. She has authored two books, The…
18: VERGE Founder Matt Hunckler On How to Get the Most Out of Your Mentors
Apr 6, 2016 • 44 min
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” - Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. Matt Hunckler (@Hunckler) isn’t your standard twenty-something. Entrepreneurship and bringing people together…
17: Leadership Expert Dr. Michael Nichols - Are Leaders Born or Made?
Mar 29, 2016 • 29 min
Dr. Michael Nichols (@MichaelENichols) is an expert when it comes to helping leaders pursue and achieve growth in their personal and professional lives. After starting his blog in 2008, he set out to focus on helping others with vision development,…
16: Martin Zwilling - How to Think Like an Angel Investor
Mar 22, 2016 • 23 min
This week on our show, we are very excited to welcome an individual who has vast experience as an entrepreneur, tech professional, start-up advisor, and angel investor. Marty Zwilling’s career has taken him from a development team at IBM’s…
15: The Key Ingredients For a Passionate Company Culture with Jeb Banner
Mar 15, 2016 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, my friend Jeb Banner joins in and dives into experiences as serial self-starter and entrepreneur. If you’re in a position of management, this is a great episode to grab a pencil and notepad. Throughout the years, Jeb has…
14: How do you overcome the most challenging parts of running a business?
Mar 8, 2016 • 28 min
“I think it’s fun to have work that you can relate to, that you can feel like is meaningful” – Joan Cusack Summary: My guest on this week’s episode is Peter Dunn, or better known as Pete the Planner. Peter, has…
13: 7 Tips to Reduce Anxiety in the Workplace
Mar 1, 2016 • 23 min
New tech has allowed us to gain access to almost all areas of our work. Thus, with new advancements we are making our jobs quicker and more efficient than ever. However, is our ability to readily access our workspace remotely always a good thing?
12: The 5 Laws of Celebrating Your Accomplishments
Feb 23, 2016 • 21 min
Episode Quote: “The extent to which I use my unique abilities, to strengthen meaningful relationships, and enjoy the journey” Summary: Most of us fall into the trap of looking at our neighbor and making a comparison between their…
11: 7 Steps on How to Give a Great Presentation and Own the Room
Feb 16, 2016 • 28 min
“The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right in front of an audience’s eyes. Where the germ of the idea came from is pretty much irrelevant. What matters to every theatre maker I know is…
10: 5 Questions You Must Ask to Identify Your Audience and Build Your Business
Feb 9, 2016 • 27 min
When most entrepreneurs set out to market their product or service, usually their first instinct is to create something that EVERYONE will find useful. It’s almost human nature, especially at the beginning stages of entrepreneurship, to do this….
9: The Music Genome Project Called Pandora – Tim Westergren’s Resilient Career
Jan 5, 2016 • 37 min
Imagine this situation. You’ve been scratching and clawing at an idea for 2 years. You’re already deep in debt and having cash flow problems. By this time, your co-founder has left the company and you’re left with a handful of…
8: Resilience is Key – Oprah Winfrey and Rose Blumkin on Overcoming Obstacles
Dec 1, 2015 • 24 min
“To live this life. To live it with wholeness and gratitude and trust. In the pain and the glory. In the mess and the grace. In the sacred and the desperation. This is the stuff of which real superheros are born.” -Jeannette LeBlanc The chances are…
7: How to Get the Most Out of Your Employees
Nov 24, 2015 • 26 min
Episode Quote: “An employee’s motivation is a direct sum of interactions with his or her manager” – Bob Nelson Summary: At what point does asking for more hours out of your staff start to work against you? Studies show…
6: 5 Keys to Developing a Crystal Clear Vision for the Future
Nov 17, 2015 • 31 min
One of the first steps involved in being more productive is creating a clearly defined set of goals to focus on throughout your journey. Staying with our topic on productivity in the workplace, this episode focuses on what actionable items you can…
5: How to Double Productivity by Reducing Distractions at the Office
Nov 10, 2015 • 29 min
How to Double Productivity by Reducing Distractions in the Office “A mind too active is no mind at all” – Henri-Frederic Amiel There are 2 GIGANTIC reasons why being distracted, even momentarily, is a big deal. First, when…
4: Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs, Business Pros, and Soon-to-be Graduates
Nov 3, 2015 • 24 min
“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite” – Paul Gauguin If you Google productivity hacks or tips chances are you’ll be overwhelmed with a list…
3: How to fire someone
Oct 27, 2015 • 26 min
“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?” – Thomas…
2: 6 Critical Steps to Making the Perfect Hire
Oct 20, 2015 • 35 min
Adding a new team-member can be tricky and possibly intimidating. A great deal rides on your decision to bring this person into your company. It isn’t enough to trust that their interviewing skills will transfer into a contributor for years to…
1: Do I Have What It Takes to Start a Business?
Oct 6, 2015 • 26 min
In this podcast, CJ addresses one of the most important questions most professionals ask themselves – “Do I have what it takes to run a successful small business?” Drawing from thousands of hours coaching entrepreneurs, CJ highlights…