Sarah Robinson

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Adventure of
Escaping Mediocrity

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

www.themaverickmom.com

twitter.com/SarahRobinson

My story this week is about our friend Laura whose horse, Ginger, had a problem with plastic sacks. Ginger spooked at a plastic sack, and my wife and I helped Laura help Ginger get used to the sack. Laura and Ginger were able to take a step toward escaping mediocrity that day.

Sarah Robinson, aka The Maverick Mom, stopped by to share her ideas on escaping mediocrity. In this week’s show, Sarah outlined the steps she takes on her adventures toward excellence. I had a great time talking to Sarah, and I you will enjoy listening to her.

Be sure to also stop by her blog (link at left) and read her post "Failing Sucks."

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Replay of Call-in Show 8/18/09

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Jane Johnson

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exceeding Our Limitations

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exceeding Our Limitations

Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson

www.j2enterprisesgroup.com

twitter.com/JaneEJohnson

Jane Johnson and I discuss how most of our limitations are imposed not from external forces, but from within. I have a friend who took the basic lessons of horsemanship and has not moved beyond that level. And he’s perfectly happy with that. He has no need to go beyond that self-imposed limitation on his horsemanship.

On the other hand, there are some of who want to go beyond those limitations and may be stuck as to how to move forward. Jane gives us three steps on how to judge whether you are ready to attack those limitations and expand your horizons.

And, if you’re not ready, that’s OK. As Jane says, "It’s all good!"

Please take fifteen minutes to listen to this show and be inspired to exceed your limitations.

(OK, so we were having so much fun that we stretched the show to sixteen minutes!)

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Jane Johnson

Jay Koch

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Fear of Riding and the
Lessons I Learned from It.

Jay and Hoss

Jay Koch

 

Yup, that’s my picture there on the left. I am my own guest this week.

That’s also my buddy, Hoss, there with me. This week’s show is about how hard it was for me to get on Hoss. I didn’t ride. Just sat. And it was hard to do.

I was injured eight months ago by being bucked off a horse. That injury put a lot of fear in me, and it took me a long time to work my way through that fear.

Please listen to my story of how hard it was to get on Hoss and the lessons I learned in the process.

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Scott Sheperd

Friday, July 24, 2009

Emotional Victim?
Or Emotionally Powerful?

Scott Sheperd

Scott Sheperd

http://www.rekindleyourheart.com

http://twitter.com/sctshep

When I visited Scott Sheperd’s web site, I saw this quote:

"Why are people driving you crazy? It’s your car. Quit giving away the keys!"

This quote made me think of a friend who kept buying calm horses and turning them into agitated horses. She didn’t do it on purpose, of course, but we who watched her could see that her intensity would cause the horse to get wound up. This woman always blamed her horses for her problems.

Scott says that we often do this even with our relationships with other people. We allow ourselves to be emotional victims rather than building our emotional power.

In this week’s show, Scott and I discuss these topics and more. Please take sixteen minutes to listen to us.

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Mara Gordon

Friday, July 17, 2009

Why Can’t They See?

Mara Gordon

Mara Gordon

www.stewartandmarasodyssey
.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/MaraBG

Mara Gordon has traveled the world helping companies large and small with her expertise in process engineering. As an outsider coming in to these organizations, she was able to see problems that the people who worked there could not.

This last weekend Iwas doing some filming for my web site, and I got myself into some trouble with my horse during the shoot. I was so close to the situation, I could not see that the real problem was that I did not have my horse’s bridle adjusted correctly.

Whether you are in business or riding a horse, sometimes you just can’t see the problem because you are too close to it. You either need some outside help, or you have to step away to get some perspective.

Mara and I met on Twitter a couple of months ago and have become great friends. We had a lot of fun putting together this show. Please give us a listen. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Click here to see the church Mara was talking about.

P.S. The intro music was written and performed by Mara’s husband, Stewart "The Raven" Smith.

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Call in Show from 7/21/09

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Here is a link to the article "The Art of Chaordic Leadership" by Dee Hock that Mark Hundley mentioned in the call.

http://www.leadertoleader.org

Wisdom Horse Coaching

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wisdom Horse Coaching

Lynn, Dude, and Ann

Lynn Baskfield,
Dude, and
Ann Romberg

Minneapolis, MN

http://WisdomHorseCoaching.com/

612-823-7023

http://twitter.com/TulaWisdomHorse

Ann Romberg and Lynn Baskfield own Wisdom Horse Coaching. In this week’s show, they tell us how horse always seek balance in their lives. If they are in danger, they move away from it, they don’t focus on it. Horses don’t make the same mistakes over and over like we do. If they make a mistake, they learn from it and move on, again, seeking balance.

We had a lot of fun talking about these topics and others on this week’s show.

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Mark Hundley

Friday, July 3, 2009

Listen. Really Listen.

Mark Hundley

Mark Hundley
McKinney, TX

Mark’s blog
http://livinginthemeantimes.typepad.com/

Journey of Hope Foundation
http://www.johgriefsupport.org/

http://twitter.com/markhundley

"Awaken to Good Mourning" on Amazon

When I was planning for this week’s show with Mark Hundley, I titled it "Listen. Really Listen," because I wanted to relate the Horse to Human lesson that I learned from Hoss to a Human to Human relationship that I learned from Mark. The lesson was about listening, whether it was me listening to my horse or a grief counselor listening to the needs of a grieving person.

But, during the show, I told my story about Hoss being shoved into a chute and having a cowboy strapped to his back. Mark saw a correlation to someone grieving over a sudden loss of a loved one. You’re put into a difficult situation that is not of your choosing, and you told to deal with it in a very short time. For a bucking horse, it’s 8 seconds. We expect a grieving person to "get over it" and get back to work in three days.

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Call in show Tuesday July 7

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Rabbi Shai Specht

Friday, June 26, 2009

Giving Them an "A"

Rabbi Shai Specht

Rabbi Shai Specht

http://www.rabbishaispecht.com/

http://twitter.com/rabbishaispecht

“Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.”

When Rabbi Shai Specht posted that tweet several days ago, I knew I had to have him on my show. The idea of treating people like angels goes along with my philosophy of "Giving Them an ‘A’"

However, Reb Shai taught me something about the nature of angels that went way beyond what I expected.

I am now seeing angels everywhere.

(No, this is not the same as "I see dead people.")

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Jamie Inman

Friday, June 19, 2009

Facing Your Fears

Jamie Inman

Jamie Inman

Jamie Inman, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is our guest on Whispered By Horses this week to discuss facing fears. I originally talked with Jamie about coming on the show to talk about how horse lessons apply to family therapy, but in our conversation I found out that Jamie is afraid when she is on a horse. So, that became our topic of discussion.

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