As a Leader, you set a tone. Is it a positive, life-giving one or does it make those who follow deflate? How do leaders set a positive tone? ON THIS EPISODE: I answer a question from Tina regarding social media boundaries Setting the tone. First let me tell you what that means, then share a … Continue reading 055: How Leaders Set The Tone [Podcast} – Todd Stocker.com
Too many people take life too seriously. No matter what your situation, a good laugh can create a positive attitude which can change your life. Here’s how. Show Notes: We tend to grow out of our laughter. When was the last time you laughter - either a chuckle or a gut-wrenching laugh? Benefits of laughter: … Continue reading 019: Why Its Important To Laugh – Todd Stocker.com
"WHY DO I FEEL SO NEGATIVE?" [These questions come from readers. If you have a question, ask it here.] In recent years, parts of the way I talk have bugged me. Not my public speaking so much, but my everyday conversation. There are times when I’m mid-sentence and I realize how negative my word choice … Continue reading How You Talk Affects Everything! – Todd Stocker.com
I recently watched a documentary called “Maidentrip” in which 14 year-old Laura Dekker spent 18 months sailing around the world. Here’s the kicker. She did it alone. She comes from a family that basically lives on the water so her skills and abilities were heartily grounded. Yet, to take on a trip like this … Continue reading A Perspective On Life’s Storms – Laura Dekker – Todd Stocker.com
I took my 18 year old daughter to see Disney’s latest rendition of the classic story, “Cinderella.” Expecting the theater to be filled with little children and moms, I was surprised to see that most of the audience were adults, men and women alike. There is a reason for that. The movie is epic, in my humble opinion, and would be wasted on little kids. Yes, go see it if you haven't!
Perception is everything. Dogs look at their owners and say, “You love me, you shelter me, you feed me, therefore you must be God!” Cats look at their owners and say, “You love me, you shelter me, you feed me, therefore I must be God!” How is it that two people can experience the same … Continue reading Perception
A friend of mine has jumped on the weight loss journey. I hadn't seen this person for a few weeks but knew that she was significantly lighter than before. When I did see her, she looked great. I could tell, even as a guy, that she had lost a decade of pounds. My natural inclination … Continue reading How NOT to accomplish your goals
There's a Superbowl commercial slated for this year’s commercial roster that is getting quite a buzz. I’ll spare you the controversy, but basically it’s about a Minnesotan whose attitude has been completely changed because he bought and now drives a Volkswagen. His now positive attitude plays out in a casual Jamaican accent which for Americans … Continue reading The Minnesotan-Jamaican Attitude
You've heard that phrase "Check your attitude." A recent encounter with an unlike man reminded me of the truth of this encouragement. While on vacation, we drove up to the Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Estes Park, CO. Mountain peaks, warm breezes and thick trees outlined our route as we pulled up to the … Continue reading HEY! CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE!