I don’t know what happens when you reach 10,000 or 100,000 podcast downloads, I still have a ways to go for that, but after 1,000 downloads I’m feeling pretty good that I’m moving in the right direction. I still stop to evaluate and ask the questions; is this worth it, am I still offering value, are all my downloads from my sister, mom, cousin, and daughters? Just kidding, I hope, but you have to appreciate family support. I look for reviews, but don’t always see them or listeners won’t always take the time to post, so it’s tough sometimes to get validation or affirmation that you are doing a good thing.
What is exciting, though, is when folks that you don’t know very well or have everyday contact with, spontaneously bring up your work or product or podcast and tell you how it made a difference in their life.
Yesterday, I was at a work event with my wife, and I saw some folks that I only see occasionally. One guy, we’ve chatted up on a handful of occasions discussing similar music taste, kids, and cars (especially Audi’s), asked me if my wife told me that he had listened to my podcast. "Really?" I said, "thank you. Which one did you listen to?" He responded, "I listened to a bunch…."
"I listened to the one with Pam Bowerman – Empowered Woman and then that interview with your co-worker - Lance, I think. He was the one that managed a team, it was the second part of, uh…"
"Intentions?" I interjected.
"Yes, that one and your coaching episode on setting Intentions, that one really helped me." He said.
"I would think about things I had to do in the morning and then I’d be upset with myself that evening when I hadn't got any of those things done.'
"You told me to write them down, write down my intentions and that made a huge difference. Now I could see a list of my planned intentions for the day and that made it easier to prioritize and act as a reminder to do those things. That has changed my life."
It's that kind of conversation where someone tells you of something that you have done that has positively influenced them and made a difference in their life, that gives me the affirmation that I am doing something of value. Honestly, that's the best kind of review. Thank you, for sharing. I love hearing stories like that. You made my day, and you, leveled up.
Much thanks and gratitude to all my listeners.
Knowledge Action Success, LLC
I want to invite you to check out the next What's Your Formula episode of the Knowledge Action Success podcast. This one I am so proud to publish. While we are waiting for the results of the Presidential election, we can bear witness to a true example of the American Dream. This one has it all…the entrepreneur’s journey, building a business from the ground up, a great family success story, honoring past legacy, and truly gaining Knowledge, taking Action and reaching Success. The Grandma Luckey’s story is truly amazing and inspirational. Follow this mother and daughter team as they share their formula for success. Pay close attention as Mary and Melissa give us valuable insight on taking a family recipe to market. If you ever wanted to sell your own amazing recipe's then this episode is for you. Their story can really make a huge difference for anyone trying to start out in the food business. What a great journey. Three generations deep and built from the garden up. Enjoy. Use the link to hit the KAS podcast website or look it up on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more. I would love your engagement, please drop me a positive review and leave some feedback. I need those to get into the rankings and keep moving forward and delivering you powerful content to help you gain Knowledge, take Action and make Success happen and, of course, discover and develop your Formula for Success. Thanks for listening and thanks, Mary and Melissa for such a great interview. Stay safe and make it happen. Much appreciated, Steve.
Here's a great podcast episode, recorded in the 15 Minutes of Fame series at TechTown, Detroit. It's on the shorter end (<15 min), I did with a great client of mine, Achsha, from Lunch Brake and now BrakeTime Tours Detroit. She's a great speaker, networker, motivator and influencer. Follow her and check out her blog. She wants to make a difference and help you out on the way. She's the kind of client a coach likes; a bit of a challenge, open to change, willing to see the bad and able to turn it into opportunity. A little challenged on acknowledging her successes, but that's what her coach is for. She's been great to work with for these past couple of years and her future is can only help build Detroit up. This is a story on how we met and how to pay attention and take action on opportunity and maybe even a little bit on the importance of investing in a good coach. Enjoy.
I saw this quote today and it reminded me how important it is to teach and empower instead of just satisfy. Living life is breaking through the struggle, assessing and appreciating value and learning how to analyze and press on with new Knowledge and proper Action to reach your Success. Responsibility can be a great word and it breeds intention. TV and a lot of media today mock and dismiss responsibility keeping our kids fearful and trapped in a state of denial. Let's fight back with purpose and intention. It's a good thing to be responsible.
I want to invite you to check out the 2nd true episode of the Knowledge Action Success podcast and the 1st in the What's Your Formula series. This one is a great start, hopefully, introducing many of you to an alternative health care solution that is truly amazing and arguably older than our current popular allopathic health care options. Join me and Andrew Weaver as we discuss his formula for success with Vibrational Therapy. His story, along with his partner and wife, Bobbi Jo, is really scientifically interesting and compelling. Lot's of lessons to pick up from Andrew's story and an alternative health care service to reset your cells into remembering how to heal and vibrate at the correct frequency again. Use the link to hit the KAS podcast website or look it up on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more. I would love your listen, I would love your feedback, and I would love a positive review. I need those to get into the rankings and keep moving forward and delivering you powerful content to help you gain Knowledge, take Action and make Success happen and, of course, discover and develop your Formula for Success. Thanks for listening and thanks, Andrew for a great interview. Stay safe and make it happen. Much appreciated, Steve.
It's done. It's published. The true episode 1 in the, hopefully, long life of the Knowledge Action Success podcast. Please listen (15:30 min) and let me know what you think. I'm excited and I hope it gets you fired up, too. I would love for you to give it/me a thumbs up, maybe even subscribe and leave a positive comment. That's how podcasts survive and move up and thrive on iTunes and the other podcast platforms. See if you can look it up on iTunes by my name or Knowledge Action Success. I am also on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and IHeartRadio so take your pick. But I really need the reviews on iTunes to get started. I am hopeful to get a new episode out every Tuesday and already have a batch lined up. Thanks you are the best. Much appreciated, Steve.
Honored and privileged to be a speaker at the 2020 Detroit Startup Week with Knowledge Action Success. I’m excited to be a part of this year's virtual event and offer some great value in finding out how important your journey and the telling of your own story are to your life and your business. Doing my best to make a positive difference. There are so many interesting speakers, I can’t wait, so join me and register. If you can’t make it and there is a recording they can send you a link. You know I’d appreciate your time and support for my presentation. Hope to “virtually” see you there. #success #detroit #speaker #yourjourney #DetroitStartupWeek #KnowledgeActionSuccess
Had a fantastic interview last night with former MI native, now California rising star, Tommy Brunswick. Tommy's successes include running the show for the last 12 or 13 years at Motor City Nightmares, a horror movie con in Novi, MI which hosts in April. And her newest creation, Horror Vision 2020, a new virtual horror convention. I can't wait for you to hear this empowered woman's journey to LA. She is also an amazing coach for all of the brave folks who follow their dreams to make it in the movie business. If you aren't sure what your next move should be once you arrive, you need to reach out to her. All her details are on the contact page of the link below. I'm fired up. I've got to get this baby edited so you can hear it. https://www.motorcitynightmares.com #EmpoweredWomenfromMI #motorcitynightmares #KASPodcast #WhatsYourFormula #Success
Had a great opportunity to see Caryn Wells, PhD last night for part 2 of her Mindful Parenting lecture. Great information. Key take aways were to be present and focused, talk to your child, ASK how they feel and where they feel their anxiety and frustrations manifest. Continue to ask, is it important and why? Take an internal emotional temperature check. Confront fear - “name it to tame it.” Dealing with adversity, becoming resilient. Be and think gratitude. Statistics show that kids who can appreciate even the little things and be grateful for them live more positively and have an increase sense of well-being. Good stuff. Check out her website for lectures and workshops and her books. Best yet, she’s local to Rochester and she’s making a difference. Thanks Caryn.
Amazing night with my girls at the ProsperUs Detroit 2019 Convening. I think the entrepreneurial lifestyle impressed them. McKenna had her first paying photography gig and networked with the other media. She was given photography advice and offered a potential mentorship. Emma an i enjoyed the food displays and great pitch competitions. One of the big highlights of the night was the MC, Achsha Jones, CEO of Lunch Brake. Always a dynamic speaker, making it real and bringing it home. Congratulations to the winners taking home a combined bank of $20,000. ProsperUs is legit. What a great concept. Bringing support, training and pitch competitions to these budding businesses to build the city up and take the lives of these folks to their next level of success. I'll have to link to McKenna McClain's pictures once they get edited and published.