Tag: gratitude

Grace, Gratitude, Respect and Integrity… DTH Episode 128

Do you approach all of your personal interactions with grace, gratitude, respect and integrity mean to you? I make the statement every week on the DTH podcast that we cannot control everything that happens to us in life, but we can control how we react to it. This is really one of the personal accountability pieces that I refer to so often. Imagine if we all approached our personal interactions using these principles.

Grace

As written in an article in Christianity.com,  Grace is the Hebrew word chanan or the Greek word charis, meaning “the state of kindness and favor toward someone, often with a focus on a benefit given to the object.” (Strong’s Greek 5485). 

Gratitude

Something I talk about probably more often than anything else on the DTH podcast. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and having a readiness for showing appreciation. I often contend that you cannot be a happy person without being a grateful person.

Respect

Respect is really about treating someone with admiration and appreciation and seeing the humanity within them as a person.

Integrity

Having a strong sense of integrity means you are a person who is honest and of strong moral character.

If all people were to approach their personal interactions with these 4 important principles, can you imagine how much better the world in which we live would be? so again, do you approach all of your personal interactions with grace, gratitude, respect and integrity?

Episode 115: Is Hate Getting in the Way of you Winning At Life? …with Dylan Rogers

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “what is the best way for me to obtain and secure a meaningful life?”. “Is hate getting in the way of me winning at life?”
 
 What is a meaningful life?
People find meaning in all different sorts of ways. For some, it’s family, some it’s career. For some it’s money and and for many, it’s just a matter of their own definition of success. As for this week’s guest, he knew that to secure a meaningful life, he must secure a happy life. With a background in engineering, he was determined to break down the most profound obstacles to happiness and fix the problem. What is the problem? Hate…

Dylan Rogers and his book, “Winning at Life”
Dylan J Rogers is infinitely driven to make a positive impact on the lives of others and has a relentless passion to inspire positive change.

As an experienced engineer, earning a Masters in Systems Engineering and working with the US military, Dylan developed the skills required to solve the most complex problems life has to offer. He also works as a Master Resilience Trainer, teaching Airmen how to thrive in life instead of just surviving through it. Dylan has learned from masters of change like Tony Robbins, and earned a life coaching certification through Tony’s program. And from the six year process of writing his book, Winning at Life, he has found the answer on how to discover the meaning in your life, how to create lasting happiness, and how to understand and remove the burden of hate.

Episode 107: Don’t Be Mad That It’s Over, Be Grateful That It Happened

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, and it may sound cliche, “Don’t be mad that it’s over, be glad that it happened.” Now, quite often this is said in regards to a relationship that has ended,  but this is not one of those times…

This week I was devastated by some revelations having to do with my deer camp. Those who’ve listened to the podcast with any regularity for any amount of time know that my deer camp was very much my happy place and deer hunting is something I most look forward to each and every year. Check out this episode to find out more about what happened. 

I also dive more into mindset, gratitude and some numbers associated with a study about the number of thoughts a person has on average each day, how many of them are negative and how much of that negative thinking is just recycled negativity from the day before. This is quite important because only we as individuals have the power to change this for ourselves…

This episode also includes some exciting updates on Braver Angels events that are taking place, including a project I’m currently involved in with the former director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins… Links Below….

Episode 90: New Year, New You, Nonsense… Every Day is an Opportunity to Better Our Lives

Are you one that makes new year’s resolutions?  Have you ever made a new year’s resolution that you’ve kept, or what’s the longest you’ve stuck with that resolution? On average, more than 80% of new year’s resolutions fail before the second week in February. What if instead of wasting our energy on new year’s resolutions, we make daily resolutions to better our lives?

It was 12 years ago this week that we lost my father. He was way too young and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and miss him very much. My Dad taught me so many things, but so much of what I learned from him, I did not learn until after he was gone. I am now less than 10 years from the age my Dad was when he passed, and that brings to the forefront in my mind how important every day is. I talk in this episode how we must never take for granted the days we have on this earth, that we do not know when our last day will come, but we should embrace the idea that every day is an opportunity to better our lives.

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!

Episode 84: Thanksgiving and the Age of Perpetual Outrage

It seems you cannot open an internet browser, browse social media, turn on a television or listen to the radio without finding out some group of “offended” or “aggrieved” people are again protesting something. Are all these people victims of something, or what I’ve referred to as those with the Perpetual Victim Mentality, or are their lives just so empty of meaning that they are looking to be part of something bigger?

With this being the week of Thanksgiving, I have to wonder if all these “perpetually outraged” protesters and demonstrators would be as empty and angry as they are if they were grateful for all the blessings within their lives? Would they be so drawn to the lies, divisiveness, hyperbole and Hate of those in the media and politics, if in fact they focused on giving thanks for what they have rather than seeking some sense of purpose and meaning within the scores of perpetual outrage mobs?

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Friends of the DTH Podcast. May you be thankful for all your blessings and openly share your gratitude today and every day. THANK YOU!!