Episode #094 - Lessons Learned From Appearing on a Game Show

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A couple of years ago, I had a childhood dream come true. Well, almost.

You see, I spent many a day as a child “sick from home” simply because I wanted to watch The Price is Right. Since those days, my dream job has always been to be the host of the show once Bob Barker was done.

Fast forward to 2017 and I didn’t make the game show circuit as a host, but a contestant on The $100,000 Pyramid. Not only was the experience of taping the show so surreal and amazing, the whole process taught me a ton about myself.

In this episode, I will share six lessons that I learned through auditions, rehearsal and the actual recording of the show itself. I’ve carried these lessons with me ever since and even in a couple of short years, they’ve taught me a lot.

  1. Be your authentic self

  2. Bring your energy up

  3. Don’t worry about being perfect

  4. The 5 Second Rule

  5. Active listening is key

  6. Don’t ever count yourself out

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Episode #093 - The Power of Intentional Joy

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Have you ever gotten to the end of the day and found yourself exhausted and thinking, “The day just got away from me.”

It’s those days that just roll by without the highlights of anything special that seem to weigh on us in a negative fashion. We feel like time and life is just blowing by.

Today, we change that.

In this episode I will talk about the benefits of inserting moments of intentional joy into your life and how you can actually live a longer, happier life in the process.

I’ll also discuss a variety of methods to identify intentional joy activities and how to ensure that they happen in you day. One example I talk about is journaling, which I also discuss in an appearance on Fox 4 in Kansas City that you can see here.

Today is the day that you become a happier person on a consistent basis.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 



Episode #092 - Turning Rejection Into Power & Confidence

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We’ve all felt it.

That painful sting of rejection that makes you immediately question your worth, what’s wrong with you and how this could possibly be happening!

Having battled some serious funks of depression through my own episodes of rejection, I learned a valuable lesson: you’re actually being pushed in a better direction.

In this episode, I’ll share a couple of mental shifts that will help you be more agile in your emotions when facing rejection or failure (big or small) and how that negative sensation is actually a power source waiting to be tapped into.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 



Episode #091 - Leveraging Art for Expression and Self-Discovery with Kelly Anderson

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I am, self-admittedly, jealous of artists. There is a part of me that feels like my art ability peaked in 3rd grade. So when I come across a talented artist, I am in awe of their talent.

Not only is Kelly Anderson (Crayonkelly.com) such an extremely talented artist, she is a very down to Earth and insightful person. On her website, she describes her art the following way:

My mixed media images depict feelings that everyone encounters at some point in their life.  The crayon ties in those childlike feelings of safety and comfort.  I use other items to tie in the meaning.  I include a dictionary cutout relevant to the overall theme so one can visualize the emotions.  Most of all it adds a personal touch.

Each image has it's own story as a handwritten message that is sealed for one persons eyes.

Having struggled through manic depression, she had to find another outlet than the ones she was choosing for self-medication.

Enter her art.

In our conversation we discuss how art, and especially the use of Crayons, bring us back to the safety of our childhood when we were immune to the judgement of society and we were free to be creative without boundaries. In this heartfelt conversation, we also discuss:

  • Where she draws inspiration for her art

  • Her creative process to bring a brand to life when working with companies

  • Advice for those who are timid about trying art

  • The changes and benefits she witnesses when working with her clients

  • How art benefits stress and creativity in personal and professional settings

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Episode #090 - The Power of Worthiness & Vulnerability

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“We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”

One of the most memorable comedy lines from Wayne’s World makes us laugh at the visual of Wayne and Garth bowing down to Alice Cooper.

But how many times do we quietly, to ourselves, declare that we’re not worthy of a person, job, opportunity or life path?

In prepping to watch Brene’ Brown’s new Netflix special, I went back and re-watched her TED Talk on vulnerability. In that talk, which you must go watch after this podcast located here, she talks about the concept of worthiness.

It’s as if my eyes saw a new color and I was reintroduced to the real me.

In this episode, I discuss the last 24 hours of my reawakening thanks to the amazing Brene’ Brown. Through the power of vulnerability and worthiness, I plan on leveraging this newfound energy and focus and I wanted to share it with you in hopes that you find the same power.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1.