Tag: Attitude

Sometimes the Prize is the Experience Itself… DTH Episode 122

Sometimes the prize is the experience itself. In this quick episode, I take on the defeatist attitude that unless you’re going to win, why bother trying. That may be an exaggeration of the way it was said, but this comes as a result of something someone said to my wife recently regarding my participation in a BBQ contest.

So why do people compete in events when they know they have very little, if any chance of winning? Sometimes the prize is the experience itself. I use as an example, the Boston Marathon. Now, I’m in no way comparing a local BBQ contest to the Boston Marathon. To be clear, this is about the lesson, not the contest itself.Β 

The episode is short. I believe the lesson is valuable. I hope you find as much value in the lesson as I did thinking about it. Every contest is not just about winning. Sometimes the experience is all that really matters. Get out there, have some fun! The world needs more of it!!

Episode 113: Be Engaged, Not Enraged… Discussing Braver Politics with Braver Angels Rick & Barbara

I started this podcast a couple years ago with the slogan, “Bettering the World, One Attitude at a Time”… That is more than just a mission statement for me, that has become one of my central purposes in life. Why you might ask? In many ways, it’s because I see our world, but more specifically our country, has in certain ways become broken.

What can we do if our country ‘s political system is broken?
In addition to doing the Derate the Hate podcast, I have become quite involved with the organization Braver Angels. Braver Angels has become one of the country’s leading organizations working to depolarizeΒ  and mend our social fabric. As I began to hear more about the latest initiative that Braver Angels was working on, Braver Politics,Β I wanted to know more. I thought who better to reach out to than my friends Rick and Barbara!

How can I engage without being enraged?
Would you like to become more involved in the political discussion, without becoming part of and enraged shouting match that accomplishes nothing? Take a listen to my conversation with my friends Rick Hotchner and Barbara Thomas, (who you may remember from Episode 48) where we are discussing Braver Politics… Let me know what you think!

Episode 89: DTH Holiday Life Lessons with the Family 2021

It’s the holiday season once again, and the final DTH episode for 2021!! I would just like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for my family and all those that support me in my efforts to make the world a better place.

This is not a long episode, but in it I highlight a conversation that I recently had with a friend that resulted in a great little life lesson. Sometimes we know that what needs to be said may hurt someone’s feelings, or even make them mad, but it needs to be said nonetheless.
I wrap up this episode by playing a recording of a Christmas song that always brings a smile to my face, and I hope it does for you as well.

Short and to the point, but an important episode! Check out some of our latest episodes with some incredible guests. Looking forward to a fantastic 2022!