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Episode Archive

Episode Archive

130 episodes of Be Great TODAY since the first episode, which aired on September 3rd, 2017.

  • Episode 46: Hearing Voices - The Lessons of Voice Acting

    July 15th, 2018  |  12 mins 30 secs
    calling, career, inspirational, lessons, motivational, voice acting

    What is it like to take on different characters? Become someone else? How can voice acting help if your current career is different? I interviewed Skune of Slackers Studio Podcast on what they have learned from their lifelong calling to be a voice actor.

  • Episode 45: Accountability with Avoiding the Sweets

    July 8th, 2018  |  3 mins 18 secs
    accountability, inspirational, motivational, sweets

    I have been working to maintain my weight loss. One thing that has helped me avoid the sweets is asking for accountability from those around me. I need others to help me, I can’t do it by myself.

  • Episode 44: Just Do It - The Bucksnort Story

    July 1st, 2018  |  15 mins 11 secs
    inspirational, motivational, novel, writing

    Have you ever wanted to write a book? I know many people who tell me they wish they could or that they want to. Jim York and Craig Roberts did, they didn’t go to college for writing and their editor loved the book! Here is the Bucksnort story.

  • Episode 43: Just Keep Dancing

    June 24th, 2018  |  4 mins 38 secs
    inspirational, motivational

    What happens when things don’t go according to plan? What happens when we try new things and they aren’t going smoothly? We just keep dancing.

  • Episode 42: Long-Lasting Influence

    June 17th, 2018  |  6 mins 1 sec
    camp, influence, inspirational, kids, motivational, teacher, vbs

    This past week I was a volunteer at VBS. This was a time for me to reflect on the long-lasting influence of teachers, family, YMCA staff, VBS leaders of my youth, camp counselors and more.

  • Episode 41: From Awkward to Competent

    June 10th, 2018  |  4 mins 32 secs
    awkward, competent, inspirational, learning theory, motivational

    I was at a restaurant recently and there was a new employee. I watched how they worked compared to the more seasoned employees. What does experience teach us about going from awkward to competent?

  • Episode 40: My Experience at the 3 Day Startup in San Antonio

    June 3rd, 2018  |  5 mins 5 secs
    3 day startup, collegeplus, entrepreneur, geekdom, inspirational, lumerit, motivational, risk, san antonio

    Back in 2013, I was given the chance to participate in the 3 Day Startup at the Geekdom in San Antonio, Texas. I wrote a blog post in 2013 on my experience at the event. I wanted to share it this week.

  • Episode 39: Yanny or Laurel - A Matter of Perspective

    May 27th, 2018  |  3 mins 48 secs
    dress, inspirational, laurel, motivational, perspective, yanny

    The Yanny or Laurel internet sensation was fascinating to me. The same audio was heard differently by each individual. What does this potentially mean for other things in life? I look at the situation as a matter of perspective.

  • Episode 38: Take Time to Smell the Coffee

    May 20th, 2018  |  4 mins 20 secs
    calm, coffee, inspirational, moment, motivational, peace, relax

    As I’m sitting here, sipping my coffee that I got on my walk, it made me think about taking time to smell the coffee. Taking time to walk for coffee, and just be away.

  • Episode 37: Add Some Flair - Making Your Actions Fun

    May 13th, 2018  |  4 mins 34 secs
    cooking, flair, inspirational, japanese steak house, motivational

    This past week I ate at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse. While I was there, I was mesmerized by the chef cooking the food in front of us. The whole time, I was just mesmerized by their cooking. An action we don’t typically see publicly at a restaurant, and it was amazing just to watch.

  • Episode 36: Don’t Think About The Judges

    May 6th, 2018  |  3 mins 21 secs
    anxiety, critics, inspirational, judges, motivational, worry

    I was at a dance competition this past weekend. I performed my best, but only because I didn't think about the judges while I was dancing.

  • Episode 35: Taking Risks

    April 29th, 2018  |  15 mins 2 secs
    chance, inspirational, journey, motivational, risks, success

    This week I reflect on the risks that I have taken and how they have gotten me to where I’m at now. Each risk has added pieces to the puzzle of who I am.