Challenge Your Thinking with Dr. Linda Tucker

Lee Milteer believes that at some point in our lives we have to get clear of what our purpose is and why we are here.  Even if you have figured that much out you still might not feel you have found your sweet spot.  She is here to help do just that.  Her most recent book, “Reclaim the Magic” is a part of those answers.  If you want to “manifest” what you want in life then this is the episode for you.  She tells us about what may have held her back in life and how she refused to allow anyone or anything to do just that.  If you want to figure out a way to do the same or hear a really good talk I hope you will tune in.  Lee has plenty of helpful hints not only from this book but from some of her others that are sure to inspire you.

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Ash Beckham is a speaker whose "speeches are dynamic, intrepid, highly relatable and intrinsically comical."  "She didn't set out to become a viral sensation with her Tedx talk Coming Out of Your Closet or her Boulder Ignite speech, I am SO GAY." "She was just a person with a lot on her mind and a story to share."  Nonetheless, "her willingness to strike a conversation about tough topics has inspired more than 8 million viewers." Her message is simple: "we aren't that different," and her goal is humble, "help others recognize the power of empathy, respect and conversation."  Ash is someone who will earn your respect.  She has mine.  

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Peter Larson is a commercial paleontologist who uncovered the most complete specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex to date.  He affectionately named this massive fossil "Sue" after the woman who initially found her.  He was eventually charged and taken to court by the US Government for illegally removing fossils off of Federal Land even though he had paid the landowner before he removed anything.  It would take him a long time to resolve this and more, and he ultimately served several years in prison as a result.  Peter is a man who believes that giving up is not an option for him.  He believes that fighting for what you believe, and keep on keeping on is the right path in life.  If you are facing any life circumstance where you are considering giving up or giving in we hope you will listen to this episode first.  Peter is currently hoping for a pardon from President Obama before he leaves office.  We wish him that and more and believe that you will too once you listen to his story.      

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Jamie Cohan is the entrepreneur behind phenomenal Internet successes like Andromedia and Round1 who discusses not only how he got there but how you, too can a build career you can be proud of while keeping perspective amidst the twists and turns they often take.   The overnight successes of entrepreneurs are often fifteen years in the making and Jamie will be the first person to tell you that you need to keep going. You need to be detached from the outcome. He will tell you how he did it and more. One of the things he believes is that you have to stay nimble in the market.  He's had to twist it, turn it and adopt to it and change with the ever changing market. Let him show you how.

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Marilyn Tam, PhD believes that happiness is something we choose.  She is the author of "The Happiness Choice" that features experts who discuss how to live a happy, healthy, successful and dynamically balanced life.  She is a speaker; author; consultant; board- certified executive, corporate, and leadership coach; and the founder and executive director of the Us Foundation. She is the former CEO of Aveda Corporation, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and vice president of Nike Inc., and a very successful entrepreneur, who has developed and successfully run four companies of her own. If you wonder what it means to be happy or what it takes... Marilyn Tam is here to discuss it in her words and with her life experience.  She is special.  Thank you for joining us.

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John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of Entrepreneur On Fire, a top ranked iTunes business Podcast.  After chasing fame and fortune and coming up short each time he finally figured out that providing value is the key to success.  He is here to share his ah ha moments, thinking, and keys to success that have enabled him to amass a small fortune.  I hope you will join us.

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Dorie Clark is an author (Stand Out, and Reinventing You), speaker, professor, award-winning journalist, and one of twenty-five professional networking experts chosen by Forbes Magazine to watch in 2015.  She discovered that "Standing Out" requires a three step process that she shares with us in this interview. For instance, the first step is to build your network. Next, build your audience, and third, build your community, and I’ll tell you what I mean by those things. The first step, building your network, is about connecting with a small group of trusted people around you. It’s essentially this important- but-often-overlooked step of building a personal board of directors, building your "kitchen" cabinet so that you have people whose opinions you trust who are willing and able to give you the kind of feedback you need in order to make your ideas better, people you know have your back and want to help you and support you. The second step is then the more public phase where you’re building your audience, and that involves content creation; sharing your ideas, whether it’s blogs or social media or lecturing; it’s about sharing your ideas and making yourself findable to other like-minded people. And then finally the third step is where it begins to take on a life of its own and you stop being the only person who is talking about your idea. Instead you’re building a community because the audience has become so excited about your idea and they see a value in it, they think it’s relevant to them, they start talking about it, and they become your evangelists and talk to each other.  If you are interested in "Standing Out" please tune in today for your free 42 page workbook.

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Judy Robinett is an author, speaker, consultant, CEO, and pundit who is focused on strategic planning, financial and product development, marketing, and distribution for startups and established enterprises. She has taken some of these experiences and turned them into a five-star book entitled How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex. She has been profiled in Forbes, Inc., the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of super connectors who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.

Judy’s work is about empowering individuals.  She encourages us to be strategic, to gather our courage and to engage in the networks that surround us.  Judy shares her heart with us in this interview telling us that if she can learn to do this anyone can.  She was painfully shy growing up and will be the first one to tell you that putting herself out there didn’t come naturally. In other words, if Judy can do this you can, too.  Judy’s story demonstrates how hardship and insecurity can be fertile soil for strength, grit, and determination to bloom--if you're willing to do the work. Often our places of vulnerability and struggle go on to become our most powerful points of connection with others.  Tune in to this interview and see how. 

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Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant and survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon who deployed to both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and now battles traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and post traumatic stress. Alicia was the principal guest on the twenty-fifth final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show in the episode “American War Heroes: Why Are These Women Homeless?” She now proudly serves as an ambassador for veterans, traveling the world to speak on behalf of the needs of wounded warriors, female veterans, and homeless veterans. She was nominated as L’Oreal’s 2013 Woman of Worth for her 9/11 empowerment drive foundation, which assists the survivors of 9/11 and wounded warriors as they recover from their injuries.  Her goal, is to prevent the financial loss and pay errors that occurred to her as warriors recover from their combat injuries. Alicia is currently a sophomore at Harvard University, with a goal to earn a doctorate in psychology and law. She is currently the reigning Ms. Maryland America, a certified volunteer docent for the 9/11 memorial in New York, who is mentored by famed horse whisperer and former guest of mine Mr. Monty Roberts, who developed equine therapy. Alicia has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Australia’s Seven Network, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Additionally, she has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Boston Globe, and Ebony magazine.  She has an amazing story to tell, an incredible amount of strength and dignity to share and I guarantee you will be inspired by listening to her.   

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Bonnie Bruckheimer began her cinematic career at Columbia Pictures and became known as one of Hollywood’s most successful producers. In 1985 she formed All Girl Productions, with partner Bette Midler, and made her debut as a film producer on Beaches. She is known for her work on Big Business, Hocus Pocus, Beaches, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, to name a few. She has worked with some of the best in Hollywood and has been nominated for two Emmys. She is currently an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she teaches. She has also been a long-time volunteer and grief counselor at Our House and is the mother two.  When I asked Bonnie if it took luck to succeed in show business this is only a part of what she believes it takes..."there is definitely a bit of being in the right place at the right time, but it’s much more about hard work and determination and deciding it’s something you want to do and nothing’s going to be able to stop you, and I tell my students now that if you are not passionate and you don’t have the feeling that you’ll die if you don’t get to do this, you won’t get to do it. Success is about determination."  Bonnie is full of insight and wisdom.  I hope you will join us for this weeks interview.  

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