Become inspired as Jo Condrill speaks with real
people who overcame obstacles and
Who is in control of your destiny? You are! “Take
Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dreams!”
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To see what others have said about the book,
Meet Dr. Eddie Fiszer,
author of Daily Positives; Ricky Flores, award-winning band
director; John Register, Silver Medal winner in the Paralympics;
the Hip Hop artist, Frankie G; Shawn
Leslie Jenkins, creator of the Hollywood Extreme Workout;
Brandon Ellis, college student, golfer and volunteer; Geir Ness,
creator of the first perfume of Norway; Hezekiah Griggs, III,
CEO at 17; Bess and Cliff Crouch of Lavender Spring Ranch;
International Ambassador of Sumo Wrestling, Emanuel Yarbrough,
Judith Kaye of Australia talks about choosing a career; and
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Bonkers magazine article by Jo
Hairy, Audacious GOALS
Alex Bass, a 16-year-old high school
student, has overcome major obstacles in his life, which he is
reluctant to discuss. He attended 13 different schools
before ninth grade; his mother is in prison. In fifth grade
Alex saw something that changed his life. An ROTC color guard
was raising the flag at his school. Alex wanted to be part of
that. He has set some high goals for himself that include
entering the Military Academy at West Point and becoming a
career military officer. He relentlessly pursues his goals and
is an excellent example of the payoffs associated with goal
setting and determination.
How to Reinvent
Bill Larson, former ABC Radio News anchor, actor,
screenwriter, and entrepreneur talks about the chapters of our lives,
fear, risk, and opportunities! Bill covered every launch at Cape
Kennedy and Kennedy Space Center from the first Gemini launch through
the moon landing of Apollo 11. He was one of the first reporters to
break the story of the Apollo One fire. He reported from aboard the
carriers New Orleans and Ticonderoga for 2 Skylab missions and
Apollo14. Bill continues to write, co-produce and narrate videos
for various production companies and government agencies including
NASA, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and Hall of fame as well
the Air Force 45th Space Wing. Bill is an expert at moving forward in
life. Click on the arrow to listen.
Get a "behind the scenes" look at the birth of an exciting
new magazine with the Editor, J. Carol Pereyra. Carol tells
how she and her husband resurrected the title, Going
Bonkers. She knows the market and is right on target with
articles such as, "Letting Go of Worry," "Never Be Lied to
Again: Techniques to Spot a Liar," and "Tips for Meeting
People." Be among the first to talk about it.
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Understanding Islam: Another
Facet of Diversity
What is Islam? What do Muslims really believe? In this very
informative interview Amjed Baghdadi tells how he was born and raised
in the US in a family not given to religious teachings. When he was 15
years old, his father began to study their Muslim faith. Amjed,
instead, began to study the Bible. In time, he, too, returned to
the faith of his ancestors. His devotion to his faith does not
diminish his love of country, the USA.
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this interview Dr. Edward P. Fiszer shares his secrets of
success, inspiring greatness. As the founding principal of a
Charter school that emphasizes math and science, he puts
into practice what he has written about: How Teachers Learn
Best and Daily Positives: Inspiring Greatness in the Next
Generation. He shares stories of his experiences and gives
us insight into his vision: reaching every child in North
and South America with his message of the value of daily
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Hurdling over Obstacles
Can you imagine competing in a sporting event and having your "leg" end
up three feet ahead of you? Would you have the presence of mind to make
light of it? John Register saw it happen to an amputee who was wearing a
prosthesis, and he was inspired to compete in track and field events
wearing an artificial leg, a prosthesis. John was in the US Army, running
hurdles in 1994 when he injured his knee so badly that his leg had to be
amputated. A veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, he tells us that
most injuries to service members occur outside of a combat theater.
John talks about that winning feeling, being on top of the game, and he
talks about near despair when he can't reach his child who is playing on
a swing set on a sandy playground. He emphasizes the importance of
faith, family, and friendships in helping us get over obstacles. He
credits his wife, Anita, with giving him strength to move on when she
told him, "We'll get through this together."
"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail." --Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ricky Flores grew up in a housing project. "We were in every government assistance program available," he says. In the ninth grade, he looked at
his surroundings and said to himself, "Lord, there's got to be more to
life than this."
Ricky found the way out through education, hard work, and focus. He set
his sights high. He now has a master's degree and is making history in
San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District. He leads an
award-winning music program with 297 students in Irving Middle School,
grades 6 to 8.
In September 2006, Ricky's' band was one of six in the nation to receive
a National Wind Band Honors Award. "They were really amazing — and I've
listened to good bands for 30 years," said Rick Yancey, director of the
Click here to listen
From the Vietnam Era comes this compelling piece read by a
teen accompanied by a teen choral group and band.
Hip Hop, Rock, and Salvation!
Muise made a wrong turn in his life. At an early age he was drinking
and doing drugs. Things got worse and he was incarcerated for four
years at age 14 without possibility of parole. Life is not a straight
line, even when you think you have it figured out. Listen as Frank
describes his life's journey. He is older now, almost 24, and he
is moving away from hip hop into rock. In this interview he shares
with us his journey to becoming a successful musician. He has talent
and determination and deserve our support. He has faith in the Good
Lord. Now, with his wife, Tee, at his side, he is inspired to be all
he can be. She promotes the Christian message through One N Faith.
Click here to listen
Hollywood Extreme Workout!
Shawn Leslie Jenkins is an entertainer as well as an expert
fitness trainer. This fast-paced show is loaded with information
about his life's journey from break-dancing in the streets of
Detroit; to Morehouse College in Atlanta; to the YMCA in Hollywood;
to the state of the art facility, the 360 Health Club in Reseda; and
beyond. Shawn will make you sweat just talking about his extreme
workout! There's more to Shawn, though, than physical fitness. He
shows a unique compassion for his clients, caring about the whole
person. Shawn has gained fame for his charitable works, too. He asks
his clients to help the needy by taking canned goods, toys and
clothing to the workout sessions. Shawn's associates then see that
the appropriate organizations receive the contributions to be
distributed in the local area. Shawn is amazing! Just listen and see
if you don't agree.
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Juggling Studies, Golf, and Hanging Out
Brandon Ellis, 19, a tournament-winning golfer, tells of the
challenges he faced as he began college in a distant city and how he
mastered time management. He completed his first year of college in
May 2006 at Wayland Baptist
University in Plainview, Texas.
CEO at 17 "Education is the most important resource you will ever have,"
says Hezekiah Griggs, III. Hezekiah is attending Rutgers
University while running HG3 Media! He shares some valuable
insights from a teen's perspective. He became a cinematographer at
age 7 by photographing his grandfather who was a minister. When an
elderly woman asked him what he charged for the pictures, he
hesitated only briefly, then told her, "I guess $15." His business
was launched and became very successful. Hezekiah talks about his
company's magazine, T.R.U.E., (Teens Reaching for a Unified Era),
TeenXpressions, and his foundation. He is a young man with a
mission, encouraging teens to think for themselves and not to be
caught up in hype. Hear Hezekiah talk about his life's
journey, from age 7 into the future post-teen years.
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Geir Ness created of the first perfume of Norway. Here he tells of his
journey to the US to become an actor. Failing that and flat broke, he
began modeling fragrances with a friend on the weekend. When asked
about a perfume from Norway, Geir discovered that there was none. So
he decided to come up with one! Now his fragrance, Laila which is
named for his Mother, has been included in gift baskets for MTV
awards, the Tony Awards, Miss Universe, Grammy, and Euro-Vision Song
Contest to name a few. Click
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Bess and Cliff Crouch --
Being and Becoming: From the Fast Lane to the Farmland
It was quite an exciting journey! Bess and Cliff
sold their prosperous heating and air conditioning business
and expected to be living a life of leisure. Cliff soon tired of
playing golf and Bess developed a strong interest in growing
lavender. They opened a new chapter in their lives and today bring
enjoyment to hundreds of visitors to Lavender Spring Ranch.
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visit Lavender Spring Ranch. Click here to listen
"Sumo wrestling is more than two fat guys bumpin' bellies," says
International Sumo's Greatest Ambassador, "Manny" Yarbrough. It's
an ancient martial art which dates back to 8th century Japan and
it's gaining in popularity in the United States. Sumo is the
center of the sport world in Japan. It's like football is to
Americans and soccer is to Europeans.
"Manny" is an extraordinary athlete, a giant of a man. Guinness
Book of World Records cites him as the World's Largest Athlete. He
attributes his health to exercise and advises that just moving
about will help an obese person maintain a measure of health.
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Judith Kaye --
Secrets of Success in Choosing a Career
Judith Kaye is a brilliant and very
successful author, businesswoman, former professor, and mother of
two young adults. Judith's family chose to live in Australia
rather than Hungary which was under Communist rule when she was a
young child. Judith has an insatiable desire to learn. In this
recording she provides sage advice on how to choose a career. You
will be surprised, informed, and entertained.