Weekly Inspiration to Start Your Week by Jonathan Bloom AKA Frazley Sparkspan. New Episode every Sunday.
August 26th, 2018 | 4 mins 39 secs
Today is the day of the annual dance studio showcase. That means it has been almost 1 year of Be Great TODAY. I reflect on what that year has taught me regarding consistency, writer’s block, risks and the big picture.
August 19th, 2018 | 4 mins 26 secs
Having a creative outlet is a great way to feed your passion in something. I talk about why I believe having a creative outlet has been beneficial for me.
August 12th, 2018 | 5 mins 16 secs
experience, inspirational, motivational, practice, skill
What is the best way to get better at something? I found that I believe it is experience. Information and skill can only go so far, but it comes down to the practice of experience.
August 5th, 2018 | 4 mins 39 secs
imposter syndrome, inspirational, motivational, negativity
In everything I do, there is a voice that speaks to me. It tells me that I can’t do something, causes me to doubt my ability. As I’ve talked with friends and family, I feel this voice speaks to more people than just me.
July 29th, 2018 | 5 mins 29 secs
creativity, inspirational, motivational, perspective, podcast, viewpoint
You have a unique perspective on the world. I believe YOU should start a podcast! Starting a podcast is a great way to build your communication skills and your confidence. It also allows your voice to be heard by many people. This is based on the Persuasive Presentation I made for college.
July 22nd, 2018 | 4 mins 6 secs
experience, inspirational, motivational, podcasting, tirelessly, work
Dave Jackson and Scott Johnson are being inducted into the Acadamy of Podcasters Hall of Fame this year! Think about the MANY long nights they've had to work to get to this point. I want to encourage us to keep working those long nights.
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.
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.
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.
June 24th, 2018 | 4 mins 38 secs
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.
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.
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?