Monthly Archives: June 2020

The Value of Money – Ep019

Money connects you to the past, to the future, to people you know and to those you’ll never meet.

Some people claim that money is evil, while others harness the energy of money to benefit people all over the world. Money can serve as a store of value, as a medium of exchange, and as a source of information. But what is money, really, and what is the most useful way to think about it?

Money plays a big role in your day-to-day life and in your plans for the future. Money can provide you with great flexibility, yet it can also be a source of much stress and worry. So how do you maintain a healthy, useful connection to the monetary aspects of your life?

Join Ralph and Kimberly as they look at the relationship between money and value, and at how to make the best use of this powerful tool.

The Power of Perspective – Ep018

What you experience, what you understand, what you do, are all influenced by your perspective.

Just a small change in perspective can reveal a whole side of life that you’ve never even known was there. Everything you experience is filtered through a unique, specific perspective, and it pays to keep that in mind.

No two people have exactly the same perspective. And although that reality can sometimes lead to conflict, it can also result in great progress. By understanding and acknowledging that each person experiences life differently, we can find ways to benefit from all those diverse perspectives. Whatever you’re doing, you’ll do it more successfully when you take into account your own perspective and the perspectives of others.

Join Ralph and Kimberly as they seek to gain a new perspective on the power of perspective.

Instant gratification – Ep017

Instant gratification is rarely the best way to get what you want. There’s a much more reliable choice.

Big, difficult, complicated problems give you the opportunity to create real, lasting value. However, that kind of value does not just instantly appear. It usually requires long, focused, sustained effort. That’s not so easy to do when you’re immersed in a culture that constantly promises and promotes instant gratification.

Where do you find the energy for taking action in the present, when that action won’t pay off until sometime in the future? How do you motivate yourself to transcend the desire for instant gratification while you work toward your best possibilities?

Listen as Ralph and Kimberly discuss the value of a long-term horizon and the pitfalls of giving in to instant gratification.

Living with the Power of Humility – Ep016

Humility is not meekness. It is a way of looking at life that can empower all you do.

Ego imposes many burdens on multiple levels. With humility, when what you do is not all about proving yourself or getting credit, you have to freedom to actually do great things.

Humility sharpens your view of reality, enables richer connection to others, and strengthens your confidence. Instead of being held back by the fear of being humiliated, you can own your mistakes and even your foolishness, growing stronger, more resilient, more capable in the process.

Listen as Kimberly and Ralph trade thoughts on the power of humility, and consider how humility can make a positive difference in your world.

Doing Productive Work in Non-Traditional Settings – Ep015

Working remotely has many benefits, but it can take some thought, adjustment, and practice to do it well.

Technology now enables us to do many different kinds of work from just about anywhere. And circumstances sometimes make it necessary for us to work from home or from somewhere other than the traditional workplace.

Although working away from the office sounds like a great idea, it can also carry its share of challenges. There are good reasons why people gather to do work, and many of those positive group dynamics are absent when you’re working remotely.

In this episode, Ralph and Kimberly discuss some of the unique challenges that arise when working away from a traditional workplace, and explore strategies for being productive wherever you are.