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episode 92 A Swift Kick In The Ass. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to live positively while faced with a terminal illness. For the last 5 months, Tom struggled with an unknown neurological illness. A wrong diagnosis led him to seek a 2nd opinion and ultimately a brain biopsy to reveal what was wrong.

The biopsy revealed three stage 3 tumors known as anaplastic astrocytoma a rare form of brain cancer. Now he is in the biggest fight of his life while trying to remain positive, his life depends on it.

Direct download: ASKITA092.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Ep 91 Persistence In The Face Of Adversity. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how it is to face mortality when facing an unknown disease or condition. A continuation of the last episode THE kick In The Ass. We provide an update on Tom's condition and how he is dealing with the unknown neurological condition that is wreaking havoc on his life.

What is it like to face possible death? how do you cope and accept the possibility of a terminal disease? Why you should question the experts and how even a layperson can have a fresh perspective on a problem. 

 

Direct download: ASKITA091.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

EP 90 THE Kick In The Ass! Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to face the fear of death and undiagnosed illness. The holidays brought Tom an unexpected gift...A neurological condition that has yet to be identified. How do you deal with the fear of possibly having a terminal disease? Tom discusses how he mentally faces an undiagnosed illness that has been plaguing him over the past month. Unbearable fear and anxiety are met with logic and spirituality to find a way to deal with the issue.

We all face our own "Kick in the ass" and we can not change the things that happen to us but we can change how we react to them. How do you remain optimistic while facing the unknown?

The doctors think All the MRI images indicate Tom most likely has MS, Multiple Sclerosis. His doctor who is an MS specialist doesn't think he has it and is looking for other diseases or possible injury from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Direct download: ASKITA090.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Ep 89 Why Mom Was Right About Gratitude. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss gratitude and how it can make you a better version of yourself. This is a Thanksgiving episode and will reveal wisdom from ancient Greece and Rome in the form of Stoic philosophy. How to help others without expecting anything in return. 

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Direct download: ASKITA089.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 7:19pm EST

Ep 87 Fail To Plan - Plan To Fail - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast.

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how it is imperative to make a plan when trying to reach goals or make personal change.

John and Tom talk about Hurricane Irma and how the people of South Florida failed to prepare and how that lack of preparation is similar to failing to reach goal milestones.

 

 

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Direct download: ASKITA087.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Ep 86 The Secret To Getting More Action - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast.

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to reach your goal and achieve more action with less talk.

Recent studies show that when you verbalize your goals to others that there is a less likely chance you will achieve those goals. John and Tom cover why you should keep your lips sealed when it comes to goal setting.

 

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Direct download: ASKITA086.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 85 Like A Virgin. How and why you should think like a virgin and more on stepping out of your comfort zone. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss overcoming anxiety and fear and embrace it and the rewards of getting uncomfortable and entering new situations with an empty cup virgin like mindset.

Tom discusses the stress involved in changing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms and instructors. How his family embraced the fear of new circumstances and how hard it is to leave behind a familiar community in order to grow and overcome stagnation.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Ep 84 Does Re-Centering Make You Feel Stupid? A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast.

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how trying to find balance during life change can be overwhelming and leave you feeling down.

This unique episode is recorded in Virginia while Tom and his family are visiting John. Recorded in the backyard of John's house with the ambiance of birds chirping in the background.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Episode 83 Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to work with what you have... limited resources.

This topic stems from a meme that John posted on our facebook page showing a toilet paper roll with only one sheet of paper left on the roll.

Trudging through the toilet humor will get you some actionable advice that you can use to use whatever resources you have to get results. Tom talks about his mentor Ernesto who often worked in countries with limited resources and how he used ingenuity to solve problems even when stuck on top of a mountain with nothing else but his pocket knife.

John gives great advice on how to use what cards you have been dealt and still be able to deal a winning hand.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

Ep 82 A Kick In The Ass Manifesto. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to create a manifesto and why you should do it in order to reach your goals.

Having a vision and working backward is essential to creating a framework for your written manifesto. Small goals are like building blocks or the larger vision. It is to pivot if life throws you a curve ball. It is also important to build in some fudge factor or cushioning in your goal to account for unexpected life events.

Accountability is important for helping you stick to your goals. You can hold yourself accountable or have an accountability partner or sponsor.

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Direct download: ASKITA082.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

A Swift Kick In The Ass episode 81 Kicking the crap out of anxiety. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the positive side of anxiety and how to deal with the negative effects. 

This episode is not for people that suffer conditions related to anxiety or social anxiety disorder. Tom and John cover the fight or flight response we inherited from our ancestors and how it relates to anxiety. 

Positive aspects of anxiety are discussed such as heightened ability and being prepared for multiple outcomes. Studies are mentioned that show that anxious people make better leaders and are more likely to survive dangerous situations.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss implementing last episodes idea of "A Minute Of Your Time". How to create time to make a positive change in your life. It is time management but not in the stuffy corporate way we are used to. Making time for yourself first and making time to improve your relationships and the quality of your life.

It is time management but not in the stuffy corporate way we are used to. Making time for yourself first and making time to improve your relationships and the quality of your life.

Learn how Tom is improving his relationship with his wife and is getting into the best shape of his life using this simple principle. John reiterates how he got out of 240 thousand dollars in debt by implementing these tactics.

How can you use this principle to make a positive change in your life?

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Category:self help -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how valuable a minute of your time can be. How small changes in your routine can lead to big changes in your life over time. John uses the analogy of a snowball rolling down a hill and getting larger and larger as it progresses down the hill. Life is the same as that snowball and we can make small minute changes in our health, finances and love live that pay off big.

 

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Direct download: ASKITA079.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss overcoming fear with everyday courage. Learn the tactics and strategies that will help you overcome the fear that is holding you back from living a full and abundant life.

Tom and John re-live some of the scenarios that created their fears and how they overcame them.

Fear is prevalent in the nation of the United States of America after the election of Donald Trump. How can one calm themselves using logic and mindfulness in these turbulent times?

Plus a secret workout routine that will give you an ass like a baboon!

Direct download: ASKITA078.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss courage and how it plays a role in self improvement. Courage as a skill vs. trait. How one must feel fear and act despite it in order to have courage.

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Direct download: ASKITA077.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Episode 76 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Lifelong friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the importance of persistence.

Fall down, stand up, repeat is a motto of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. If you fail to reach a goal, simply get back up and try again. Write down your goals and have a road map that will help guide you day in and day out.

Thomas Edison failed ten thousand times before he was successful inventing the light bulb. Keeping a journal or diary is a great way to evaluate if your plan is working or if you should pivot.

Winning is not the most important thing. If you are on the wrong track you must have an indicator to let you know when to pivot or acknowledge the goal is not right for you. Little changes add up over the years and lead to big changes that can be measured.

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Direct download: ASKITA076.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the problem of self doubt and how to handle it on A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 75.

Doubting our actions and thoughts. David Brinkley say a success is one that can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at us. Why middle school and high school is such a formative time in our lives. John and Tom discuss the effect of bullies and how those memories remain even into adulthood almost like software that is programmed on a computer.

How even family and friends unknowingly add to our self doubt. John remembers a lady who challenged him in his early years of college after he almost flunked out his first year.

John and Tom give some recommendations on how to overcome self doubt.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

Episode 74. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to Change At Your Leisure, spending time in the ways that create personal change. How to utilize your free time to lead to a positive life on your own terms. How to kill two birds with one stone by utilizing time spent while listening to audio books, courses or podcasts to learn and grown. Create the life you want by planning and scheduling free time to take advantage of personal growth. The importance of stress and vacation. Getting in touch with your self, example of a war veteran that created a business from an idea he had to help himself. Why did Tom and John start "A Swift Kick In The Ass" podcast? Outsourcing your mundane chores and tasks to make more time for your self.

 

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss The Catch 22 Of Choice. How too many choices actually create overwhelm, paralysis and regret. Tom and John also mention Barry Schwartz's book the Paradox Of Choice and his discussions at Tedx and Google.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

How to reboot your life. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to make a fresh start in your life.  Episode 72 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast Ctrl+Alt+Delete - Rebooting Your Life. What to avoid when looking to set new goals and make positive change in your life. Getting rid of toxic people, staying laser focused, being very specific when setting goals, letting go of negative emotions and thought are all important elements of rebooting your life.

Tom and John discuss the similarities of personal change and rebooting your computer to return it to a fresh state for optimal performance. Learn strategies that will help you make lasting personal change.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greene's

best selling book the 48 Laws Of Power - Law 27 Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cult like Following.

5 Ways to Create a Cult

1. Keep It Vague; Keep It Simple
2. Emphasize the Visual and the Sensual over the Intellectual
3. Borrow the Forms of Organized Religion to Structure the Group
4. Disguise Your Source of Income
5. Set Up an Us-Versus-Them Dynamic

 

Focus on the us vs. them. Exclusive club pit against a devious enemy out to deceive you. Use religious terms such brother, sister, bishop, elder, guru, guide, shaman and doctor. 

Found in politics, martial arts, religion, exercise trends, diet lifestyles, apocalyptic sects, racist organization and nationalist.

Join our cult and get stink perfume and boot sole flap jacks to kick your self in the ass with.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:06pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Rober Greene's

best selling book the 48 Laws Of Power - Law 26 Keep Your Hands Clean.

This law focuses on finding a scapegoat rather than admitting wrong doing. This is counter intuitive to what we are taught as children which is taking responsibility for our actions. 

This law can be seen quite often in politics, work and military operations. Having a designated "fall guy" can save face for high ranking officials who might lose face if they admit a mistake.

Kings had whipping boys who would accept the punishment on behalf of their king when they were young. Sin eaters used to consume food during funerals that absorbed the sins of the one who passed.

Often while passing gas, we tend to blame others or the dog.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

 Episode 69 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greene's best selling book The 48 Laws of Power Law 25: Recreate Yourself


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Category:self help -- posted at: 12:00am EST

 Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greene's best selling book The 48 Laws of Power Law 24: Play the Perfect Courtier


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Category:self help -- posted at: 1:10am EST

  Episode 67 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John W. Curren discuss the need for withdraw from society and work. The importance
of taking a vacation for your mental well being and overall health. Come back to work as a more productive worker and creative
thinker. Form stronger social bonds with your family and friends by developing shared memories. Get of electronic devices and
get back in touch with nature as we were meant to be.


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Category:self help -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John W. Curren discuss blame. How to take responsibility for our actions and not blame others for where we are in life. Racism and the divide in the United States is also discussed. How can we change ourselves and our own prejudice.

BLAME IS LAME askita episode 66
Accountability accelerates your growth- develop a strategy and work the plan.

It will keep you personally responsible for your own actions - you are ultimately responsible for how much progress you make every day. Evaluate yourself and get rid of excuses.

helps you measure your success and progress.

It can help you silence the devil on your shoulder that whispers doubtful messages in your ear.

Find a partner who will hold you accountable

Get a coach or a mentor to help you along the way. Mentors - They do not have to be an expert. Sometimes they can be just a little further along than you. Sometimes it is just someone who you can relate to that will call you out when you start making excuses for yourself.

Make the Habit a Priority

Research what it is you want to change about yourself.

Start small – small wins lead to big changes

Have Faith

Write it down

Accept failure and learn from it. Fall down, stand up, repeat.

Blame- there is a lesson to be learned in all failure.

Admit responsibility that you might have helped create the problem. Where you are now is often a direct result of your own choices and how you chose to react to certain situations.

Let go of the problem and focus on how to solve it or avoid the issue next time.

I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life

It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference

Gonna make it right... m starting with the man in the mirror

I’m asking him to change his ways.   Michael Jacksons Man in the mirror.

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy." —   Wayne Dyer

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

Episode 65. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how uncertainty keeps you from reaching your true potential.

 Definition - Uncertainty is the situation which involves imperfect and/or unknown information.    Is there a genuine decision to be made, or are you just postponing the inevitable?  clearly identify what the decision to be made is. Investigate to the best of your ability and surrender to what ever comes your way.  The Buddha taught that mental suffering arises out of ignorance. By “ignorance” he meant the misperceptions and delusions that your mind has about its own nature.    The most common decisions they present are about whether to take a new job, have a baby, leave a relationship, attend a school or make a purchase.   1. re-connect to the reasons WHY you are doing what you are doing and how it will make you feel when you have achieved it.  2. Have faith and believe in yourself. Trust your intuition.  3. Accept that we all are subject to uncertainty. We can not predict the future, it is fluid and unpredictable even for the most well put together individuals.  Come to grips with that fact that some things are out of your control.  4. Keep moving towards your goals. In BJJ one of our mantras is keep moving.  5. Keep perspective. One event has nothing to do with the rest of your life.  It’s easy to put things together, make assumptions and imagine that the Universe is conspiring against you.   6.  Don’t Take Things Personally and keep your emotions in check.  7. Take Accountability  8. Feel the fear and do it anyways. Avoiding unpredictable situations might cheat you of opportunities. 
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss living life on your own terms on A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 64.

It is not about living on a beach with a laptop making buttloads of money. Money is a factor, control your debt. Money is just a tool. Do not follow the herd mentality. Create a mind set to live life on your own terms. Keep inspirational pictures, trinkets or songs around you to keep you on the path. Develop respect for yourself and others. Contribute not for applause but for a sincere need to help others. 

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Episode 63 The Irishman Who Can’t Drink Beer Or Eat Potatoes. Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Asking Questions when you really don’t want to know the Answer”? 

 

We all say we want to make changes in our life and often seek the answer to how will we change…What happens when you get an answer that you really don’t want to follow through with?

 

My personal story concerns these food allergies...The allergist says I am allergic to Brewers yeast/beer and wine, potatoes, chicken, milk….If I had not found this out, I would have just keep eating these things and been complacent.

 

Same holds true for asking people their opinions when you aren’t really going to listen.

 

 

 

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss ho to Get Your Ass Off The Couch - A Quick Fix For Complacency 

Episode 62 A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast

 

 

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss friendship. How is friendship like dogs and chilli? Why it is difficult to maintain many close friends. What are the main characteristics of a friendship and how to keep them going. Building trust and having fun. Being honest with your friends and how to end a friendship if necessary.

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ASKITA episode 60. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how environment and peers can determine success.

Chillin like a villain. We are pack animals, so who is in your pack? Love your family and your friends but pick your peers.

Jim Rohn says that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Get involved in social groups, church, synagogue, community, school, sports etc.. to get around other positive minded people.

Join meetup groups or online forums to find like minded people. Imaginary council with a mastermind of your own team could do wonders.

Clean and organize your home and workspace. Open the window or get good lights, hang art and photos. Surround your self with positive quotes or inspirational images.

Avoid the unhappy and unlucky. Do not continue toxic relationships at work or at home.

Listen to positive podcasts and audio books. Chill with some good music. Get a coach to help you.

Organize your kitchen to help eat healthier. Create an area or join a gym to get in shape.

 

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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how keeping score can help you predict future results. The final part of the gamification series.

Learn how keeping track of goals using a journal or log book can help you keep moving forward without slowly back pedaling. The difference between keeping score with yourself and competition. How not to keep score in relationships with others.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

Part 2 in the gamification series - Goals. Episode 58 Grabbing Goals By The Short Hairs discusses how to set realistic and reachable goals. John talks about how he was able to pull himself out of 90 Thousand dollars of debt by setting financial goals with his wife. There goal was to have money in the bank and not owe anyone anything.

Tom recounts seven steps laid out in Brian Tracy's book "No Excuses"

  1. Decide what you want
  2. Write it down
  3. Set a deadline
  4. Make a list of everything you can think of that you could possibly do to achieve your goal

List obstacles, skills and knowledge you will need to acquire,  make a list of people whose cooperation and support you will require to reach your goal, continue to add to the list that will help you achieve the goal

  1. Organize your list by both sequence and priority
  2. Take action on your plan immediately
  3. Do something every day that moves you in the direction of your major goal.

John explains the differences between goals, objectives and strategy.

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A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 57. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the rules of personal change. This is the first in a series on how gamification applies to personal change. This first part discusses the rules of personal change and how to break them if necessary.

Found on psychologytoday.com

The 10 Rules of Change- Change isn't easy, but it is possible: an expert offers 10 rules to change. by Stan Goldberg, Ph.D

All Behaviors Are Complex

Strategy: Break down the behavior. Almost all behaviors can be broken down. Separate your desired behavior into smaller, self-contained units.

Change Is scary – It can result in clinging to status quo behaviors.

Strategy: Examine the consequences.  Compare all possible consequences of both your status quo and desired behaviors. If there are more positive results associated with the new behavior, your fears of the unknown are unwarranted.

Strategy: Prepare your observers. New behaviors can frighten the people observing them, so introduce them slowly.

Strategy: Be realistic. Unrealistic goals increase fear. Fear increases the probability of failure.

Change Must Be Positive - research demonstrates, reinforcement-not punishment-is necessary for permanent change.

Strategy: Enjoy the act. Intrinsic reinforcement occurs when the act is reinforcing.

Strategy: Admire the outcome.

Strategy: Reward yourself

Strategy: Take baby steps

Strategy: Simplify the process

Strategy: Prepare for problems

Slower Is Better

Strategy: Establish calm

Strategy: Appreciate the path

Know More, Do Better - Surprise spells disaster for people seeking change. Knowing more about the process allows more control over it.

Strategy: Monitor your behaviors

Strategy: Request feedback

Strategy: Understand the outcome

Change Requires Structure

Strategy: Identify what works

Strategy: Revisit your plan regularly

Strategy: Logically sequence events

Practice Is Necessary

Strategy: Use helpers

Strategy: Practice in many settings. I did this with my diet coke addiction, testing myself while out to eat, at parties, with specific foods that I always wanted with a diet coke.

New Behaviors Must Be Protected. Even when flawlessly performed, new behaviors are fragile and disappear if unprotected.

Strategy: Control your environment

Strategy: Use memory aides. Because a new behavior is neither familiar nor automatic, it's easy to forget. Anything that helps memory is beneficial.

Small Successes Are Big

Strategy: Map your success. Approach each step as a separate mission and you'll eventually arrive at the end goal.

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Getting out of your comfort zone is the topic of the day. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to create personal change by overcoming fear and being uncomfortable.

whatisyourcomfortzone.com - Marcus Taylor created this website that has a tool with a scientifically supported algorithm that leads you to have an idea which he believes is the beginning of someone taking action. Think about it. If you never left your comfort zone you would still be living at home with your parents and lead a life like the boy in the bubble. You would never have any interactions with others, no relationships with the opposite sex, no job, etc..

Some of the data Marcus discovered through analysis of the data he has acquired through his survey.

Men have a larger comfort zone than women.

Our comfort zone changes as we grow older.

Positive correlation between how much we get out of our comfort zone and how much money we make.

He found that entrepreneurs, athletes and successful people scored the highest on the app.

If you want something you don’t already have, you have to do something you haven’t already done.

That is what these people have made a habit of doing.

You have to embrace the challenges that make cause anxiety in order to grow. We have to experience new things. It allows you to get comfortable with the things that terrify you.

Uncertainty is terrifying and most people do whatever they can to stay away from it. The reality is, if you don’t expand your comfort zone and experience that uncertainty, you’re never going to know what you’re truly capable of.

Treat your life as a story. Would anyone want to read your life story?

How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Do everyday things differently.

Take your time making decisions. Think don’t just react. Make educated decisions by slowing down.

Do it in small steps. Identify your fears, and then face them step by step.

You can't live outside of your comfort zone all the time. You need to come back from time to time to process your experiences. The last thing you want is for the new and interesting to quickly become commonplace and boring. This phenomenon, called hedonistic adaptation, is the natural tendency to be impressed by new things only to have the incredible become ordinary after a short time.

 

 

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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss creativity in regards to personal change. 

Change Your "I Don't Know" or "I Can't" Thinking to "What If...?"

”To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination.” 

— Albert Einstein

Instead, come up with open-ended statements and questions such as:

"I have what it takes to figure this out."

"I'm open to the possibility that solutions will come up.”

"I will find the inspiration I need to solve this."

“There’s always a way…”

These open-ended statements and questions are your creative mantras. When you repeat them to yourself, don’t try to consciously come up with answers. Instead, empty your mind,

Take a break. Take a departure from your normal routine: Take a different route to work, listen to unfamiliar music, try unusual foods, visit an interesting store, problem solve in a new environment.

When you are not creative….Exercise. After my father passed away in 2003 I returned to training in the martial arts. I lost all creativity. I gave away a Lego mindstorm set Jen got me for Christmas because I had lost all creativity.

Return to Nature.

Place yourself in someone elses shoes. I used to imagine, what if Lex Luthor inhabited my body? What would he do in order to get him self back to his level of financial security starting with the same resources that I presently have?

Stand on the shoulders of Giants. Use the internet to gather information and watch speeches from famous inspiring people. 

Steal like a thief. Good artists copy; great artists steal. Picasso. Emulate and build upon the work of others. Change it to make it your own. Combine thoughts or objects such as the pen/highlighter.

Substitute, combine, adapt, modify, magnify, eliminate, rearrange or put to other uses. In 1904, The hot dog was created when Antoine Fushwanger was selling sausages at the Louisiana Expedition. The problem was his customers were burning their fingers so he tried using plates and even cotton gloves but it became too expensive when customers would walk away with them. Instead his brother in law who was a baker created a long bun with a slit in it to hold the franks. They MODIFIED the selling of sausages and created a completely new product.

Ray Kroc who was a middle class high school drop out who sold paper cups and eventually milk shake machines which could make six milkshakes at a time. When Dick and Maurice MacDonald purchased eight multimixers, Ray drove out to the California hamburger stand to investigate. The MacDonalds had inadvertently stumbled upon the fast food concept of predictable items that are quick and easy to prepare.

Kroc formed a partnership with them to find new sites, open them and run them. He eventually bought out the MacDonald brothers and he would lease and develop a site, then re-lease it to a franchisee who would have to pay the rent and a franchise fee. That put MacDonald’s into the Real Estate business which still makes up 10 percent of their business.

So Kroc ADAPTED someone else’s idea. He MAGNIFIED it by creating franchises. He PUT TO OTHER USES by creating additional revenue streams for his company by owning the property that each MacDonald’s restaurant sits on.

Mind map. Map your thoughts to spark new ideas.

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to turn your vision into reality. Last episode they talked about the big picture of why you need a vision, this is the steps you need to take to get there.

 

 

 

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how clarity of vision will drive you forward. They start the show with Feelin' down and dirty, feelin' kind of mean a lyric from the band Foreigner's song Double Vision." I've been from one to another extreme". is another lyric that perfectly describes a swift kick in the ass.

Pictures can say a thousand words. A picture of where you want to be in life can help you attain what you want out of your life. The big picture you create in your mind will help you get to your main goal. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger would imagine his biceps were mountains while preparing for the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests. He knew that he wanted to be the best body builder in the world that would eventually become an actor like his hero Steve Reeves.

Seek solitude to discover what your vision might be. Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Mohammad all sought solitude before they had their great visions.

Focus on the here and now. Control what you can do and do not depend on others to attain your goals. Focus on what you want and not what others expect of you. You must belief in yourself even when others doubt you.

Do not allow fear or imagination to keep you from attaining your vision. Acronym for fear is Fantasy Expectation Appearing Real.

Your vision can change over time due to life experience and changes in values.

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren interview Aaron Anastasi the author of The Voice Of Your Dreams.

Aaron Anastasi is a Southern California native who graduated with a master’s degree from

Princeton where he studied philosophy and psychology. He’s also the founder and coach of

the internationally recognized, Superior Singing Method, an online singing lesson program that

grosses 7-figures annually. With nearly 10,000,000 views and over 100,000 subscribers, Aaron

has the #1 singing/life lesson channel on YouTube. He is also a prominent success coach for

clients in industry-leading roles ranging from film directors to marine biologists to TED talk

speakers. His book, The Voice of Your Dreams, is scheduled for release in January, 2016.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss death and its effect on motivation. What is it like to lose a loved one, family or friend? How does that make one reflect on their own life? What will be said at your funeral? Will you leave a legacy? All of the questions will be addressed as Tom and John dig deeper into the fate that awaits us all.

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the one habit that will refocus your life...Choice. How can choice become a habit? Some solid principles for good decision making. Scientific method applied to decision making using the observation phase, classification phase and definition phase.

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss The Seven Deadly Sins Of Personal Development.

Pride

Greed

Anger

Envy

Lust

Sloth

Gluttony

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Category:self help -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to be unpopular in a grown up world. What does it mean to be an adult? What is adulting? Why does Tom think it means swinging with the neighbors wife? 

Tom and John raise questions about growing up and becoming responsible for your self and your own actions. Why do some people refuse to grow up and become dependent on others to make decisions for them. They cover reaching sexual maturity and mental maturity and how they differ. Rights of passage for becoming independent and finding yourself.

 

 

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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss FEAR. What is fear? How is it classified in regards to a psychological model. The 5 types of fear. How to embrace fear and how to vanquish fear. Why it is OK to experience fear. Techniques such as meditation and breathing to relieve physical and mental symptoms of anxiety. 

Tom and John recount several childhood experiences dealing with fear and how those experiences have shaped them in their adult lives. How modern society deals with the effects of fear when we do not have to fight to survive. Paralyzed while sleeping when waking abruptly. Dealing with a serial killer in your community and trying to maintain life as normal. News reports about terrorism and threats that cause people to not want to leave their homes.

 

 

 

 

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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how Rock 'n' Roll can change your life. They cover some influential classic rock songs and lyrics on the journey to self discovery. 

Songs from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Supertramp, Creed, Collective Soul, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult and 4 Non Blondes are broken down and analyzed.

This is a fun episode which will provide insight into how music can affect your lifestyle choices and build character. 

 

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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren talk about Street Smarts and how having them are essential to survival and success. Situational awareness, posture, savvy, confidence, wisdom, experience and skepticism are just some of the traits of having street smarts.

John and Tom discuss getting taken advantage of years ago and how that experience has strengthened their ability to spot a scam. John talks about a bait and switch that happened to his father with diamond earrings and Tom talks about getting scammed into buying counterfeit speakers.

Phone scams and email scams designed to steal your money. How to handle yourself in a new neighborhood and tips to avoid becoming a victim. Dressing to blend in, carrying yourself with confidence, avoiding eye contact and conversations with strangers in an unknown environment.

Self defense with a gun and choosing the right martial art that will be effective on the street. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Boxing are some of the arts discussed.


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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren talk about how to deal with losing your job. Companies do what they have to do to stay viable which sometimes means cutting staff. How not to live in fear and anxiety of losing a job. Creating new skills to keep yourself viable.
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Life long childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greenes best selling book The 48 Laws Of Power. This episode introduces the concepts of the book applied to popular zombie TV show The Walking Dead.

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Childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the takeaways from The Lifestyle Design Summit held on Oct 16th – 17th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Broward County Convention Center. The summit was produced by The Morning Coach podcaster JB Glossinger and featured 2 days of sessions with some of today’s leading authorities in the online and personal development space. This episode covers part 2 of the key takeaways from the summit.
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The summit break down
Day 1
THINK DIFFERENT / RESIDUAL / PASSIVE INCOME
9 – 10 | JB Glossinger
FINDING YOUR PASSION
10 – 10:30 | JB Glossinger – Panel
BREAK
10:30- 11:00
WRITING A BOOK IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK (AND IN 2015 IT’S DUMB NOT TO HAVE ONE)
11:00 – 12 | Sean Platt
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
12 – 1:30
HOW ELMO SAVED MY LIFE: GOING FROM BANKRUPT TO POWER SELLER
1:30 – 2:30 | John Lawson
HOT SEATS (*VIP ONLY)
2:30 – 3:00
BREAK
3-3:15
BUILDING YOUR PUBLISHING EMPIRE
3:15- 4:00 | JB Glossinger / Sean Platt
Q&A – OPEN MIC
4 – 5
Day 2
Special Guest Randy Gage
9 – 10 | JB Glossinger
CHANNEL YOUR INNER ROCK STAR
10 – 11 | Matt Kramer
BREAK
11 – 11:15
HOT SEATS (*VIP ONLY)
12 – 1:30 Noon
TRIBAL LEADERSHIP
1:30 -2:30 | Graeme Edwards
ONLINE SUMMIT FORMULA
2:30 – 3:00 | George Shepherd
BREAK
3 – 3:15
UNDERSTAND SOCIAL CURRENCY
3:15 – 4:00 | Panel
Bill Cortright Ending Procratination
4:00 – 5:00
JB GLOSSINGER
J.B. Glossinger, MBA, Ph.D., is the founder of Lifestyle Design Summit and is an internationally known motivational speaker, author, coach and consultant. He is also a syndicated columnist with Business Journals. This 43-paper network stretches across the US and reaches decision makers, business owners and people serious about doing business with over 40 million page views each month.
J.B.’s energizing podcast reached number one in the iTunes Health category after just three weeks of broadcasting and has been rated among the top 20 in the world. He currently has more than 200,000 people following his different social media accounts, and he is an authority on the new world of social currency.
He is one of only a few people to hold both an MBA and PhD in Metaphysics, and is an internationally known visionary, motivational speaker, author, coach, and consultant who can help you manifest your vision for your business or organization.
OTHER PRESENTERS
MATT KRAMER
Matt is the original lead singer of the platinum rock group Saigon Kick. Signed by Atlantic Records, he achieved a Top 10 Billboard hit and a #1 MTV music countdown video for the smash hit “Love is on the Way.” Matt Kramer is one of the rare teachers who also does. A master vocal coach, he is also a platinum selling recording artist and performer.
In addition to vocal coaching, Matt offers a 360 – degree artist development ranging from demo and album recording, performance coaching, to helping artists to prepare to record an album or go on tour.
Matt has toured the world numerous times with such as artists as Ozzy Osbourne, The Ramones, Cheap Trick, Extreme, Kings X, Ratt and Skid Row.
SEANLAI COCHRANE
Seanlai Cochrane is The Retention Expert. Her mission is to help people grow their people, process and profits. Her proven strategies fix the problem that most everyone has of letting all that profit walk out the door with all that talent.
As an award winning CEO and serial entrepreneur Seanlai has led many organizations to include a multi-million dollar national provider of professional construction services, As a female CEO in a male dominated field Seanlai led one of her companies to become a player in the government market obtaining the coveted 8(a) certification, more than quadrupling the company revenue and expanding its service offering and geographic reach.
You may recognize Seanlai’s from the April 2014 issue of Forbes Magazine. Also an INC.500 honoree ranking #27 in construction firms, Seanlai’s service and leadership have been rewarded by many more accolades. She feels it’s most important to give back and knows that the way to serve is to surround yourself with powerful leaders. She’s made it her mission to help executives retain their talent and couples keep their sanity. Retention isn’t just for the corporate world, and she’s out to blow up that model.
GEORGE SHEPHERD
George has been marketing online since 2001. An avid “domainer”, George has invested in a portfolio of thousands of world class domains. Aside from online content, he is the publisher of the Survivalist Magazine found on newsstands nationwide. George’s publishing company also has 30+ books on Amazon’s Kindle platform.
Recently adding Network Marketer to his list of achievements, George has reached the rank of Diamond distributor in essential oils company doTERRA totally online using funnels and automated systems. Marketer, drummer, web developer, publisher, consultant, networker, producer, author and laid back dude.
SEAN PLATT
Sean Platt is the founder of the Sterling & Stone Story Studio, and has written and published more than five-million words. After having written everything from million dollar launch copy, to autoresponders with a 90%+ stick rate, Sean now write’s page turning fiction. His recent nonfiction book, Write. Publish. Repeat. beat Malcolm Gladwell and Gary Vaynerchuck’s books long enough to leave him with a smile.
JOHN LAWSON
John Lawson is the “The #1 Social Commerce Edutainer in the World”, he is an authority when it comes to social selling success in the Digital Age. John is one of the most sought after speakers in the industry and his schedule proves it. He has traveled to 5 continents, toured more than two dozen countries and addressed tens of thousands of business leaders and entrepreneurs. Not only is he the brains behind the #1 best-selling e-commerce marketing book on Amazon, “Kick Ass Social Commerce for Epreneurs,” but he is also a multiple award-winning business strategist, ?ber successful digital entrepreneur.
As CEO of his own lucrative online urban accessories entity and Chief Creative Officer for ColderICE Media, John has proven to be more than a “talking head” when it comes to paving the path to online and real-world business success.
GRAEME EDWARDS
Graeme Edwards, 35, was born in Nanaimo, Canada. Graeme started playing golf at the young age of 13 and went on to win a Golf Scholarship to Western NM University.
Graeme is an entrepreneur owning a successful worldwide marketing company. Graeme is also a business coach, avid golfer and hockey fan. Graeme is a member of Grand Oaks Golf club, for the winters in Florida, and a member of the Nanaimo Country Club, for the summers in Canada.
SHARE ROSS
When you think of a rockstar from the decadent and wildly amoral 80’s the last thing you’d expect is an outrageously positive personality. Share Ross loves to give you the unexpected. As The Rock N Roll Life Coach, she inspires her clients to take quantum leaps in their lives and businesses while still playing gigs to thousands of rock fans.
Best known as the bassist in platinum-selling all-female 80’s rock band Vixen she plays dates all over the globe with Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Scorpions and more. Share also plays bass for Joe Elliott’s (singer for Def Leppard) side project, The Down n Outz.
She surprised rock fans when she took up knitting and 2 years later published a knitting book, Punk Knits with a major publisher.
Share believes in creating your own luck. She never let 2 bankruptcies, divorce or a myriad of unsuccessful business ideas stop her. She’s a walking testament that you gotta live in the now and let your inner rockstar guide you towards your true path.
Adventure and creativity are her life force and guiding light.
This TEDx speaker finds that the more you open your heart, the more you can receive. “It’s never been about owning things. It was never about becoming a rockstar so I could own a big fancy house. It was always about creating a feeling. I love to experience life and to inspire others to do the same.”
Call it freedom. Call it your life purpose. Call it pursuing your dreams.
Share calls it living with intention.
Special Guest Randy Gage
Randy Gage is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of nine books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries, and is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame. When he is not prowling the podium or locked in his lonely writer’s garret, you’ll probably find him playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Category:self help -- posted at: 7:35am EST

Childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the takeaways from The Lifestyle Design Summit held on Oct 16th - 17th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Broward County Convention Center. The summit was produced by The Morning Coach podcaster JB Glossinger and featured 2 days of sessions with some of today's leading authorities in the online and personal development space. This episode covers part 1 of the key takeaways from the summit.

http://www.lifestyledesignsummit.com/

http://www.randygage.com/

http://www.billcortright.com/

 The summit break down

Day 1

THINK DIFFERENT / RESIDUAL / PASSIVE INCOME
9 – 10 | JB Glossinger

FINDING YOUR PASSION
10 – 10:30 | JB Glossinger – Panel

BREAK
10:30- 11:00

WRITING A BOOK IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK (AND IN 2015 IT’S DUMB NOT TO HAVE ONE)
11:00 – 12 | Sean Platt

LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
12 – 1:30

HOW ELMO SAVED MY LIFE: GOING FROM BANKRUPT TO POWER SELLER
1:30 – 2:30 | John Lawson

HOT SEATS (*VIP ONLY)
2:30 – 3:00

BREAK
3-3:15

BUILDING YOUR PUBLISHING EMPIRE
3:15- 4:00 | JB Glossinger / Sean Platt

Q&A – OPEN MIC
4 – 5

Day 2

Special Guest Randy Gage
9 – 10 | JB Glossinger

CHANNEL YOUR INNER ROCK STAR
10 – 11 | Matt Kramer

BREAK
11 – 11:15

HOT SEATS (*VIP ONLY)
12 – 1:30 Noon

TRIBAL LEADERSHIP
1:30 -2:30 | Graeme Edwards

ONLINE SUMMIT FORMULA
2:30 – 3:00 | George Shepherd

BREAK
3 – 3:15

UNDERSTAND SOCIAL CURRENCY
3:15 – 4:00 | Panel

Bill Cortright Ending Procratination
4:00 – 5:00

JB GLOSSINGER
J.B. Glossinger, MBA, Ph.D., is the founder of Lifestyle Design Summit and is an internationally known motivational speaker, author, coach and consultant. He is also a syndicated columnist with Business Journals. This 43-paper network stretches across the US and reaches decision makers, business owners and people serious about doing business with over 40 million page views each month.
J.B.’s energizing podcast reached number one in the iTunes Health category after just three weeks of broadcasting and has been rated among the top 20 in the world. He currently has more than 200,000 people following his different social media accounts, and he is an authority on the new world of social currency.

He is one of only a few people to hold both an MBA and PhD in Metaphysics, and is an internationally known visionary, motivational speaker, author, coach, and consultant who can help you manifest your vision for your business or organization.

OTHER PRESENTERS

MATT KRAMER

Matt is the original lead singer of the platinum rock group Saigon Kick. Signed by Atlantic Records, he achieved a Top 10 Billboard hit and a #1 MTV music countdown video for the smash hit “Love is on the Way.” Matt Kramer is one of the rare teachers who also does. A master vocal coach, he is also a platinum selling recording artist and performer.
In addition to vocal coaching, Matt offers a 360 – degree artist development ranging from demo and album recording, performance coaching, to helping artists to prepare to record an album or go on tour.

Matt has toured the world numerous times with such as artists as Ozzy Osbourne, The Ramones, Cheap Trick, Extreme, Kings X, Ratt and Skid Row.

SEANLAI COCHRANE
Seanlai Cochrane is The Retention Expert. Her mission is to help people grow their people, process and profits. Her proven strategies fix the problem that most everyone has of letting all that profit walk out the door with all that talent.

As an award winning CEO and serial entrepreneur Seanlai has led many organizations to include a multi-million dollar national provider of professional construction services, As a female CEO in a male dominated field Seanlai led one of her companies to become a player in the government market obtaining the coveted 8(a) certification, more than quadrupling the company revenue and expanding its service offering and geographic reach.

You may recognize Seanlai’s from the April 2014 issue of Forbes Magazine. Also an INC.500 honoree ranking #27 in construction firms, Seanlai’s service and leadership have been rewarded by many more accolades. She feels it’s most important to give back and knows that the way to serve is to surround yourself with powerful leaders. She’s made it her mission to help executives retain their talent and couples keep their sanity. Retention isn’t just for the corporate world, and she’s out to blow up that model.


GEORGE SHEPHERD

George has been marketing online since 2001. An avid “domainer”, George has invested in a portfolio of thousands of world class domains. Aside from online content, he is the publisher of the Survivalist Magazine found on newsstands nationwide. George’s publishing company also has 30+ books on Amazon’s Kindle platform.
Recently adding Network Marketer to his list of achievements, George has reached the rank of Diamond distributor in essential oils company doTERRA totally online using funnels and automated systems. Marketer, drummer, web developer, publisher, consultant, networker, producer, author and laid back dude.

SEAN PLATT

Sean Platt is the founder of the Sterling & Stone Story Studio, and has written and published more than five-million words. After having written everything from million dollar launch copy, to autoresponders with a 90%+ stick rate, Sean now write’s page turning fiction. His recent nonfiction book, Write. Publish. Repeat. beat Malcolm Gladwell and Gary Vaynerchuck’s books long enough to leave him with a smile.

JOHN LAWSON

John Lawson is the “The #1 Social Commerce Edutainer in the World”, he is an authority when it comes to social selling success in the Digital Age. John is one of the most sought after speakers in the industry and his schedule proves it. He has traveled to 5 continents, toured more than two dozen countries and addressed tens of thousands of business leaders and entrepreneurs. Not only is he the brains behind the #1 best-selling e-commerce marketing book on Amazon, “Kick Ass Social Commerce for Epreneurs,” but he is also a multiple award-winning business strategist, űber successful digital entrepreneur.
As CEO of his own lucrative online urban accessories entity and Chief Creative Officer for ColderICE Media, John has proven to be more than a “talking head” when it comes to paving the path to online and real-world business success.


GRAEME EDWARDS
Graeme Edwards, 35, was born in Nanaimo, Canada. Graeme started playing golf at the young age of 13 and went on to win a Golf Scholarship to Western NM University.

Graeme is an entrepreneur owning a successful worldwide marketing company. Graeme is also a business coach, avid golfer and hockey fan. Graeme is a member of Grand Oaks Golf club, for the winters in Florida, and a member of the Nanaimo Country Club, for the summers in Canada.


SHARE ROSS
When you think of a rockstar from the decadent and wildly amoral 80’s the last thing you’d expect is an outrageously positive personality. Share Ross loves to give you the unexpected. As The Rock N Roll Life Coach, she inspires her clients to take quantum leaps in their lives and businesses while still playing gigs to thousands of rock fans.

Best known as the bassist in platinum-selling all-female 80’s rock band Vixen she plays dates all over the globe with Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Scorpions and more. Share also plays bass for Joe Elliott’s (singer for Def Leppard) side project, The Down n Outz.

She surprised rock fans when she took up knitting and 2 years later published a knitting book, Punk Knits with a major publisher.

Share believes in creating your own luck. She never let 2 bankruptcies, divorce or a myriad of unsuccessful business ideas stop her. She’s a walking testament that you gotta live in the now and let your inner rockstar guide you towards your true path.

Adventure and creativity are her life force and guiding light.

This TEDx speaker finds that the more you open your heart, the more you can receive. “It’s never been about owning things. It was never about becoming a rockstar so I could own a big fancy house. It was always about creating a feeling. I love to experience life and to inspire others to do the same.”

Call it freedom. Call it your life purpose. Call it pursuing your dreams.

Share calls it living with intention.

Special Guest Randy Gage

Randy Gage is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of nine books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries, and is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame. When he is not prowling the podium or locked in his lonely writer’s garret, you’ll probably find him playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin.


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Childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren interview podcaster YL Savitskiy the host of "Bring It".  The podcast designed for people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are looking to explore their passions and apply entrepreneurial mindsets in creating the future of their dreams.

Episode 40 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. YL discusses how to make change in your life by taking action. He discusses his journey in college and how creating blog posts and an ebook for college students ended up leading him to follow his passion and start a podcast that followed his entrepreneurial dreams.

YL suggest new students join clubs to meet other students. If a student does work, he recommends finding a job that is related to the skill they wish to develop. YL also recommends joining a student organization and volunteering. He also believes in chunking time into blocks to handle academics.

Action became the staple of YL's method. Becoming grounded and more socially fluent by putting him self out there. YL had a friend who gave him a swift kick in the ass that put him in motion to write his first ebook and launch a podcast.

Define what you want to do. Find your purpose and ask why your goals are important. Expectations of being the 1st generation of immagrant parents that attended college. How YL turned himself around in high school after being mentored by his older cousin.

How working out can translate into regular life by learning how to overcome obstacles and developing a routine.

How to follow your dreams of entrepreneurship to avoid the daily corporate grind. Podcasting tips for getting interviews with guests and overcoming the technical challenges.

Life long learning and how college might not be for everyone. Go to college with a plan not just because people tell you to. How corporations stole the soul of a creative industry such as radio and took the creative freedom and competitive spirit that existed in the medium. Avoid becoming a corporate drone.

Find out more about YL Savitskiy at http://www.ylsavitskiy.com/

Search for Bring It podcast in iTunes.

Check out the Bring Blue Print at his website.


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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss breaking bad habits and establishing good habits. Episode 39 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Tom reveals how he recently broke his most powerful addiction...Diet Coke! 27 years of 6 or more cans of Diet Coke a day. The decision to quit came after years of his family questioning how many diet sodas he consumed on a regular basis.  John discusses the challenge he faced quitting cigarettes.  How easy it is to fall back into habits. How to adapt your exercise routine to change with your aging life style. Using the simple goal setting technique to take small steps to make lasting change. Making measurable goals and tracking progress.

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Childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the effects of pornography as it relates to personal change.  Episode 38 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast.

How does pornography use progress into a possible problem. Tom and John openly discuss their own struggles with porn and how to overcome it in order to become the best possible person. How porn use escalates from soft core to hard core and the possible side effects physically and mentally. How drinking beer and porn are similar. What happens when you become isolated and fall further into your addiction. Whose responsibility is it to control our use of pornography? Does the government have a right to tell us what we should or shouldn't look at. There is a healthy part and unhealthy part to porn use. Does porn cause men and women to treat each other as objects. How does the effect of media play into pornography? How can women tell if a guy is an avid porn user? John give plenty of statistics supporting the pros and cons of porn use. The danger of snap chat and young children. Is porn a gateway to full blown sex addiction and how can people who are struggling get help. Tom and John discuss their childhood Playboy club fully stocked with mags and Godzilla models. Shame and the internal struggle with the guilt after using porn. Fake ID's and adult book stores. How video games and porn are similar and do they take away from other positive activities? Stats on pornography related to children. The underground internet silk road and sex vacations. Similarities between food addiction and sex addiction.

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The 48 Laws Of Power - Concentrate Your Forces- Law 23.  Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greene's best selling book The 48 Laws of Power on their podcast A Swift Kick In The Ass episode 37

 

Tom and John discuss how to apply Law 23 of the 48 Laws of Power. Learn how to survive and play others using the techniques found in examples from history. What is milking the fat cow theory made popular by marketing guru Dean Jackson? How this law applies to focus.

John and Tom go back to their roots and focus on only one thing.. the podcast. Different projects were distracting them and they talk about a strategy to remedy that. Getting people to think about a subject in a different way. What happens if the fat cow (corporate job) stops producing milk. Dealing with job loss. Diversify to survive can serve you very well. How focus helped John dig his way out of 90 thousand in debt even when he lost his job. 

The importance of life long learning. How to identify danger and remove the blinders. Robert Greenes Mastery and the 10,000 hour rule. Listener Mario from the Dominican Republic gives some insight about life long learning and reading. Tom and Mario talk about MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. How to buck the system and question conventional thought. The history of Robert Greene's book and how it lost popularity until rapper 50 Cent made it popular again.

Once again we do a show on the new social media platform Blab.im rather than using Google Hangouts.

 

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The 48 Laws Of Power - Use The Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness Into Power- Law 22.  Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss Robert Greene's best selling book The 48 Laws of Power on their podcast A Swift Kick In The Ass episode 36

Focusing on the decision making process that leads to action. You can not win every battle and this tactic gives you time to recuperate to be able to come back and fight again. This technique was used by the early Americans and also the Monguls which both used guerilla warfare. This tactic can be seen in the popular HBO series The Game Of Thrones. Transforming weakness into power.

Tom talks about humilating experience in High School Band by having to push the bass guitarists amplifier cart while marching.  The biggest strongest trees always get uprooted during a storm, where as a palm tree or willow bend with the storm and survive. Brazilian jiu jitsu uses this technique on the mat to constantly fight to a verbal submission in order to get better and better at the sport. Sticking it to the man. Why Storm Troopers can not hit the broad side of a barn with their blasters.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 10:32pm EST

Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:

John and Tom test out Blab for the first time! 

Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

The 48 Laws Of Power - The Top 5 Popular Laws Of Power. A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosted by life long friends John Curren and Tom Stewart discuss Robert Greene's book the 48 Laws of Power.  A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast Episode 35

The Top 5 Laws out of the first 21 Laws of Power. These laws are determined by the amount of downloads between podcasts and youtube episodes. They are as follows:

1. Never Put Too Much Trust In Friends

2. Pose As A Friend Work As A Spy

3. Infection - Avoid The Unhappy and Unlucky

4. Never Outshine The Master

5. Crush Your Enemy Totally

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and Topics Covered:    How to apply the top 5 Laws.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 7:38am EST

Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:

Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

The 48 Laws Of Power - Play A Sucker To Catch A Sucker - Seem Dumber Than Your Mark - Law 21   A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosted by life long friends John Curren and Tom Stewart discuss Robert Greene’s book the 48 Laws of Power.  A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast Episode 34.

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 21.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.

This laws of power teach us how to play the game and also teach us how not to be played. The history of smoke being blowed up your butt saying based on an old medical treatment. John does not believe Toms story about the origins of the story. Avoiding the big brand barber shop and patronize local business. The story from the book shows how con men in the 1800's suckered some of the most intellectual men of the time by salting mines with diamonds and gems. How to avoid being the sucker and how to use this law to your advantage. 

Defining yourself as an authority. Does starting a podcast make you an instant expert in your field? How the media creates hype when a hurricane or tropical storm approaches South Florida. Actionable items, read the fine print and do the research. What are systems and how do they apply to life and business. Question everything including laws and rules. Know who your dealinig with and do not be an open book in order to protect yourself. Do your own thinking.

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Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:

Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

The 48 Laws Of Power - Do Not Commit To Anyone - Law 20. A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosted by life long friends John Curren and Tom Stewart discuss Robert Greene's book the 48 Laws of Power.  A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast Episode 33

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 20.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.

It is the fool that always rushes in to take sides, remain neutral. It is a delicate to keep this law from happening. Politicians are adept in the use of this law. How Donald Trump is using this law to his advantage. A fable about losing your ass, the old man, young boy and Jackass. Put your quarrels aside and avoid getting caught up in the hot button isssues and focus on getting our government to address the issues that pertain to all citizens. Queen Mary retains her virginity for the sake of England. Tell your boss to just shove it, a nice goal to aspire to. George Washington denies help from France during the American Revolution to avoid any strings attached and to gain the respect of the world. RIP Wayne Dyer who passed away on the evening before we recorded this podcast.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:

Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

The 48 Laws Of Power - Law 19 - Know Who You Are Dealing With - Do Not Offend The Wrong Person  A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast Episode 32

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 19.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.

John (Christopher Reeve/Superman look alike) and Tom (Lex Luthor) discuss the origin story that made these mythic friends become arch enemies. Discussion of how Christianity rose to power in Rome. Old lady Butt Cam prank pulled by Tom's niece and how fear and intimidation is only in the mind.

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Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”: 

Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

The 48 Laws of Power- Law 18 - Do Not Build Fortresses To Protect Yourself - Isolation Is Dangerous.  A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast Episode 31.

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 18.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.

How to avoid falling into isolation from friends and foe alike. Isolation is a key factor in addiction and depression. A fortress may seem secure but it can wind up being a self inflicted prison. Move quickly and remain in the field to keep sharp and understand your environment.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law 17 Keep Others in suspended Terror: Create an air of unpredictability.

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 17.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.  Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

How to create an air of unpredictablity in relationships and business. Keep them guessing to cause confusion and to get the upper hand. Use of the pychological technique is applicable to confrontations, fighting and sports.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature – A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 16 Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor.

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 16.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.  Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

How to use absence to create a stronger relationship. Techniques used by marketers and advertisers to create scarcity that instantly implies a higher perceived value.

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Category:self help -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Life long friends Tom Stewart and John Curren interview cancer survivor Nick Miller.  Nick has just had his fifteen minutes of fame after an encounter with his idol Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  Nick spotted the Rock driving home after a workout at the gym and follwed him trying to get Dwayne's attention.  The Rock stopped his truck and got out to meet his fans not expecting to find an enthusiastic teen who had just beat cancer for the 2nd time.  The Rock was brought to tears after listening to Nick's story and posted the video of their encounter on instagram.  On Easter, the Rock reposted the picture of them together on Facebook and wrote about how touched he was knowing he was Nick's role model that helped him get through chemo and stem cell transplants.  The post has gone viral and has had over 3.3 million likes and 152 thousand shares.  Every major entertainment outlet has jumped all over the story.  We are the only ones to bring you the rest of Nick's story.  God bless him.  For anyone looking to contact Nick for further interviews contact him at mrmiller2728@gmail.com

We also demonstrated the Chirp app which uses audio signals to transmit data.  We sent out the link to Nick and The Rock's picture along with Dwayne's recap of the story.  We also sent Tom and Nick's Breaking Bad impersonation picture.

Other links mentioned in the podcast:

The Chirp app : http://chirp.io/

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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

Life long friends Tom Stewart and John Curren interview Tom's friend David who has had a life long struggle with alcohol.  David relives some of his early years growing up in Guatemala and escaping a future of drugs after his brother was brutally murdered by a hit squad.  As a teen, David immigrated to Chicago with his mother and older brother only to fall into a vicious cycle of drug use and alcoholism.  Listen to David asstead he tell how he went from a homeless alcoholic to a husband and father with a good job and beautiful family.  Ask us questions via aswiftkickintheass@gmail.com Go to www.aswiftkickintheass.com to submit voicemail questions you would like answered on the show via speak pipe!   Watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4FGePterX3k

Direct download: ASKITA027_It_Is_Only_24_Hours_-_Tomorrow_Is_Another_Day.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Life long friends Tom Stewart and John Curren Robert Greene's Best Selling book The 48 Laws Of Power - Law 15 Crush Your Enemy Totally.  John and Tom debate the morality of this law.  Is this law still useful in today's world or is it too barbaric?  Hear Tom's evil laugh.  Send questions to aswiftkickintheass@gmail.com  Go to http://www.aswiftkickintheass.com to submit voicemail questions you would like answered on the show via speak pipe!   Watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/c-5Ue4WyQj0


Life long friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to set small attainable goals to get out of a rut and on to big wins. Bust your rut with these 7 small steps that help build momentum to pull you out of a funk.  Go to www.aswiftkickintheass.com to submit voicemail questions you would like answered on the show via speak pipe!   Watch this episode on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/sIlJ7I8426s

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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

John and Tom talk about falling into a rut.  What happened over the holidays that sucked the life out the two life long friends?  How do you get your mojo back when it starts to fade?  Dealing with anger and keeping new years resolutions.  Outsourcing and hiring Home Depot or Lowes to install your appliances.

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Direct download: ASKITA024_Falling_Into_A_Rut.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 12:00am EST

John and Tom talk about self sabotage and how the sub conscious can work against you.  Why do we set lofty goals and not achieve them even though we make a concerted effort to do so?  Should we make smaller more attainable goals or try to make big changes all at once?  Why the guys failed at living up to their goals to wake up early to lift some iron.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

John and Tom talk about purpose and potential, podcasting, Podcast Florida and how to free your self from your job and your self defeating behavior.  Topics covered include overcoming fear and doubt, mastery vs. success, escaping the corporate rat race.  Why the radio industry is losing it's soul to podcasting and the next golden age of audio as predicted by Alex Blumberg or NPR.  How John and Tom came up with the idea to start a podcast and what they expect to gain from creating art for others.  Jared Easley and Lou Mongello's podcast event that had inspirational speakers such as Jon Milligen of Blogging Your Passion and Nicole Welch from Real Time: Real Men Only Podcast.

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

 This episode will make your dick look bigger.  The more weight you lose, the bigger it looks.  John and Tom discuss the mental and physical strategies for getting started getting in shape.  The first two of the four cornerstones are discussed, Mind and Body.  This is the first part of a two part series discussing the four cornerstones Mind, Body, Purpose and Potential.  Blunt humor and authenic rapport between two friends on how to regain what is lost due to age and lack of activity.  The first step is to take action and make a commitment with an accountability partner that can hold your ass to the fire.  Why Tom and John began the podcast and a hint at part 2 that will speak about Podcast Florida, an event put on by Jared Easely (Starve The Doubts) and Lou Mongello(Walt Disney World Radio Podcast).  Good stuff to come to help inspire others.

 

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Direct download: ASKITA021_Boot_To_The_Ass_Part_1.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 14 Pose As A Friend, Work As A Spy.

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 14.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.  Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.  Conspiracy at work to replace the boss with a friend backfires due to spying and gossip.  Cannibalistic fish given as a present by sadistic boss.  Feeling dirty using tactics from this book might leave you vulnerable.  Working in the entertainment field is a case study for the 48 Laws of Power.  Recognizing these laws when they are being used against you even in family situations.  Tom sarcastic?  Never!  Having spies in strategic positions to keep tabs on relationships in college.  Great examples of slacking off at work.  Is Tom a Russian spy?

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 13 When Asking For Help - Appeal To People's Self Interest - Never To Their Mercy Or Gratitude.

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 13.  Power is central to living life on our own terms.  Living with out power over your own life is miserable and we all want more power to choose the life we want to live.  Some of the content may seem evil or antisocial and it is, but it is necessary to be aware of these tactics to protect yourself.

People are more apt to help if they see that they can benifit from doing so.  We have been using these techniques naturally since we were children.  How Tom used this technique to purchase a new super computer on Black Friday by making it seem beneficial to his wife.   Historical accounts of this law in action in the peloponnesian war.  Witness Tom butcher the pronunciation of the Greek names as he describes the story from the book.  Power is best gained by working with other people not against them.  Nasty tricks that Tom and John did while traveling in Mexico with the High School band.  Montezuma's revenge and flying bags of poop.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 12 Use Selective Honesty And generosity To Disarm Your Victim

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 12.  Does this dress make my butt look big?  Using selective honesty to preserve your relationship.  Being manhandled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class by younger and stronger guys faking injuries.  The importance of trust in business and personal  relationships.  Teaching our kids how to distinguish when they are being sold and marketed to.  Utilizing a 48 laws of power technique in a practical situation at work.  Getting screwed by the bait and switch as a kid ordering Roman soldiers from the back of a comic book.   Strategic product placement in TV shows and movies.  Conning Al Capone, a historical story from the 48 Laws Of Power.  Loyalty, why the mob has it and big corporations do not.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 11 Learn To Keep People Dependent On You.  How Tom keeps people at work dependent on him making him a valuable employee at the moment.  Reflection on the passing of a mentor and friend from the dreaded disease of cancer.  Triggers that force you into making big changes.  How the historical figure Bismark manipulated Kings by keeping them dependent on him.  Prom dresses and the financial commitment to your daughter.

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 11 to keep others dependent on you for job security, promotion, relationships and the acquisition of power.  

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 10 Avoid The Unhappy And Unlucky

 Topics Covered:    How to apply Law # 10 to keep your self from getting sucked in to others drama and misfortune.  Avoid Charlie Brown or before long you too will start receiving rocks in your Halloween trick or treat bag.  Bad luck is infectious and can infect even the most positive people with “stinkin thinkin” as Zig Zigular would say.  They say you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with, so avoid negative Nancy.  Lola is also discussed, was she a historical figure or the focus of popular songs?  Hanging out with Yngwie Malmsteen the Swedish guitarist known for his neo-classical playing style in heavy metal.  John discusses a vengeful woman he left at the altar for good reason.  Also, Geoge Carlin a lover of the English language.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 9 Win through your actions, never argument

 Topics Covered:  Just because you are smart and probably right, does not always mean you should argue your point to those who will never grasp your reasoning.  Sometimes it is better to let the fool learn the hard way.  An engineer in the ancient world should of heeded this law which would have spared his life.  Convincing others by tricking them, how to cover your tracks when a roach climbs on your dates shoulder in a roach infested car and how Michelangelo used perspective rather than argument to win.  How to apply Law # 9 to preserve your position of power with out jeopardizing yourself.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 8 Make other people come to you use bait if necessary.

 Topics Covered:   Baiting bullies with super red hot candy, mafia bosses, love triangles and marriage.  Manipulating Napolean and discussing his lack of endowment that is preserved in a jar.  How to apply Law # 8 in your own quest for power or quest for freedom.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law # 7 Get Others To Do The Work For You - But Always Take Credit.

 Topics Covered:   Another secret of attaining power is revealed.  Tv remote controls in the seventies which were also known as kids.  The ability of control and how to get others to do the work for you.  In the end, your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered.  Thomas Edison and his constant abuse of Tesla.   How to focus on what really needs to get done by avoiding multitasking and hiring someone else to do the grunt work.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Feature - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”:   Law 6 - Court Attention At All Cost

 Topics Covered:   Of course the sinister tactics used by people from long ago.  Pepper’s Ghost, reality shows and building a platform with blogs, videos, podcasts and speaking.  Growing, competing and advancing.  Sea Monkeys!  Getting duped ordering them from the back of a comic book.  Marketing tactics and psychology incorporated in one piece of junk mail sent to Tom’s Mom.  Scammers that use this law to their advantage.

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48 Laws Of Power Special Series - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”: Law # 5 So much depends on reputation - guard it with your life.

Topics Covered: He Did it, She Did it, but who knows the truth?; The power of labels; Guilt by Association; Reality is not always what it appears to be.

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A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”: Law # 4 Always Say Less Than Necessary.

Filled with pearls of wisdom and opportunities leading to a good meal.

Topics Covered: crickets chirping are what Tom’s family hears when they ask him a question; Techniques in applying this law and the reversal of the law. Brevity is the soul of wit. Selective memories and excellent note takers with fancy pens.

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A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”: Law # 3 Conceal Your Intentions. Whether you are building an empire like Walter White did or just trying to protect yourself, this law will something good to follow.

Topics Covered: How to use these Laws to make you a better person, lover and friend; Is honesty always the best policy?; The downfall of telling a friend you want to be a private eye; Tom’s new career path as a Walter White look alike; Red herrings and smoke screens can be your friend when you trying to negotiate with a psycho.

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A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review Robert Greene’s national best-selling book “The 48 Laws of Power”: Law # 2 Never Put Too Much Trust In Friends.

Topics Covered: Ruling with an iron hand in a velvet glove; making use of your enemies; the importance of placing limits of work friendships; How to move massive objects; the disadvantages of being yourself in the work environment; and creating a win-win through intentions, results with free slurpees.

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A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast hosts Tom Stewart and John Curren present a special edition of ASKITA with a review of Robert Greene's The 48 Laws Of Power: Law 1 Never Outshine The Master.  Topics covered:  Always make those above you feel superior.  In your efforts to impress them, do not go too far or they will see you as a threat to be dealt with.  This is the first in 48 individual episodes that will cover each law in detail and discuss how to apply the law and if it is morally justified to do so.  John and Tom have fun with this controversial book which they see as a handbook to survival in the corporate world.

Check out the video of the episode on YouTube http://youtu.be/NICG84sXAK0

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What happens when narrowly miss a life threating situation?  You thank your lucky stars and garters that you are alive and more importantly your child that was with you is safe and sound.  Tom and his son Hunter spiraled out of control on a wet crowded highway slaming into to two walls before coming to a stop on the side of the road.  The SUV was screwed but that was not important.  Being grateful for just being alive can make you start to ask all of the right questions about your life.  John and Tom discuss avoiding the difficult questions and making a plan to change your current situation.  Watch the video of the episode on YouTube http://youtu.be/sAJBXb83upM

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Direct download: ASKITA006_How_Being_Grateful_Can_Help_You_Ask_The_Right_Questions.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

 

You are not alone in your quest to live life on your terms or move your life in a positive direction.  It is not about how much money you have, the car you drive or the clothes you wear.  It isn’t about making big changes overnight.  It is about making small incremental changes in your daily lives that lead you in a direction of your choosing.  The question is are you open or closed to actually doing it?

 

Calling all people who have created positive change in their life and are open to sharing their experience!

 

Topics include: Goal Tracking software, How Tom has incorporated accountability into his workout and easy ways you can create your own support group; disrupting conventional belief about careers, Also, getting back at your boss with monkeys (wearing tutus and holding machine guns) and dancing around the May Pole while looking like you just ate a lemon.

 

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Direct download: ASKITA005_Accountability_And_Working_For_The_Man.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Are you happy with the terms of your life? Do you make things happen, watch things happen or just wonder what happens? Which wolf do you feed?

 

Begin rewriting your life script by giving yourself a swift kick in the ass while Tom does his best Barry White impression while John revisits riding a classic Schwinn Twinn tandem bike this episode.

 

Topics discussed this episode include: the differences between a lioness, tiger and a leopard; the inevitability of change and how to control it; the importance of accountability and getting traction in whatever change you are trying to make. Lessons learned at The Fort.

 

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“Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming” – Myrna Loy

Known to be rebellious towards authority since a very young age, Tom and John discuss how the majority of people think that they have no choice but to put up with the crap they don’t like and why many people feel like there is no other choice. Other topics include: the price of our perceived freedom and what you can do to achieve true freedom; strategies for fighting zombies, simple living, as well as how to get the freshest milk.  Learn how to live a life that you love with a swift kick in the ass and how to create a spending plan. Go to www.aswiftkickintheass.com to submit voicemail questions you would like answered on the show via speak pipe!

 

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Get your ass moving while being entertained with stories 2 lifelong friends of growing up in South Florida..  In their 2nd episode, Tom and John discuss the Assessment part of the Ready Aim Fire approach to creating change in your life and living on your terms. Topics covered include: the gilded cage we put ourselves in that restrict our freedom, the importance of setting goals and learning from mistakes; reminiscing about childhood trips to Spencer Gifts, approaches to picking up girls that don’t work; and how John paid off over $90k in debt in just 2 ½ years while facing job elimination, raising kids and overcoming other challenges. A simple equation is presented that will get listeners the traction they need to overcome financial or other life challenges.

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Direct download: ASKITA002_The_800_Pound_Gorilla_And_The_Secret_To_Lasting_Change.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 10:57am EST

Confronted with a difficult decision or making a big change in our lives? Suggestions on how to channel those negative emotions into positive change. Negative emotions are our brains way of telling us something is wrong…or needs to change.

In this Episode, Tom and John talk about how their lifelong friendship began, their philosophy on living on your terms and experiences in their childhood growing up in South Florida that helped to shape their view of the world. Topics covered include: outline of methodology; ways not to pick up girls on the Fort Lauderdale strip; discussion of the tools available onwww.aswifkickintheass; the importance of taking calculated risk in your life and what they have done with their life.  

 

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Category:self help -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

A brief introduction of what you can expect from the A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast.  This episode is like a Star Wars prequel, we went back after recording twelve episodes to let you know how the show has evolved already.  The sole focus of our show is ordinary people who have experienced extraordinary change in order to live life on their own terms.  This episode highlights why we are also on a journey to live life on our own terms.  We discuss taking control of your life by becoming the authority of your own existence.  We will give a prelude to the upcoming series covering Robert Greene's book "The 48 Laws Of Power."  We will cover each individual law and deicate an entire episode devoted to that one specific law of power.  We will give the listener a complete rundown of each chapter and how it applys to living life on your own terms.  This is a serious topic brought forth with a humorous tone.  Learn how people have asserted power throughout history and how to incorporate their strategies as a personal survival guide while working for the man.

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Direct download: ASKITA000_Living_Life_On_Your_Own_Terms.mp3
Category:self help -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

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