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Mental Mastery Moment

This show offers a holistic approach to success. Helping you live a life of purpose and meaning, rich in abundance, overflowing with joy, and lasting fulfillment. Each episode is only 10-15 minutes so you can get what you need and get on with your day. A new episode drops each weekday. Monday is about Mindset, Tuesdays focuses on Productivity and Peak Performance, Wednesday is about healthy Relationships, Thursday we look at what's beyond us or the spiritual stuff, and on Friday you'll hear about a new tool or resource to help you reach your goals. Paul Desmond Adams is your host. He's a Holistic Business Coach specializing in Digital Media & Marketing. You can connect with Paul at PaulDesmondAdams.com

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180: How Your Task List is Hurting Your Productivity
If you find you end each day with way too many items still on your task list, this episode is for you.   If you actually make a task or to-do least each day, most of the time it's more of a "wish list" than a to-do list. It's kind of like a "hope to do list."   After this episode, you're going to go from feeling overwhelmed in the morning and defeated every evening to feeling completely in control at the start of each day and victorious at the end.   The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
12:42 03/15/2022
Finding Motivation When You're Stuck
This episode is about getting motivated and increasing your motivation over time. When you feel stuck it can be incredibly difficult to find the motivation to move forward. But it's not as difficult as you may think.  You're going to love this quick fix to being stuck. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
14:45 03/14/2022
The Very Best Meditation App Available
If you've been thinking about taking up Mindfulness Meditation or if you've been practicing for years, today's resource is going to be amazing.  The very best meditation app I've ever used. It's free and gives you access to over 100,000 high-quality guided meditations along with training, workshops, music, mentoring, live events, and so much more. You're really going to love the Insight Timer Meditation App.  If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
15:01 03/11/2022
How to Stop People from Offending You
Today we're going to talk about being unoffendable... how to stop people from hurting you, so you can be healthy, joyful, full of life... strong and not inferior. We even explore if this is what Jesus taught and how maybe that idea is offensive to Christians. WARNING: This episode will likely offend you because we explore some new ideas about what Jesus said.  Listen and just be curious. The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
14:38 03/10/2022
The Secret to Improving Any Relationship
This episode is about improving your relationships by being vulnerable with each other. It's probably one of the most important things you do to strengthen any relationship.  We talk about what vulnerability is, what it isn't, why we're so afraid of it, and exactly how it makes your relationships stronger. The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
14:45 03/09/2022
Are You Being Lazy or Dealing with Depression?
If you know all the productivity hacks but putting them into action feels kind of like lifting a 50 lb sack of cement, this episode may give you a better understanding on why you can't run as you used to or why you feel like you've lost your drive. It may not be laziness or a lack of motivation. You might be dealing with depression. I'm going to clarify the difference for you in this episode. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
14:52 03/08/2022
Good News! The World Really Is A Better Place
In this episode, I want to help you understand that the world is not only getting better... it's getting better at an accelerated pace. What? Impossible? Yes, in spite of the situations around the world, there's a reason to be hopeful and grateful. The world is better than it has ever been. I'll explain...  Want to help people in Ukraine? Find a quality charity through Charity Navigator.  If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
15:00 03/07/2022
A Guided Meditation to Bring You Into the Eternal Now
This episode contains a 10 minute guided meditation to help you bring yourself out of the regrets and pain of the past and out of the worry and concern for the future... in to the present moment. This is meant to help you experience the eternal peace right now.  You can find out more about the idea behind this by listening to yesterday's episode 172.  The meditation begins 5 minutes in and it's meant to be experienced when you can slow down, close your eyes, and go within.  Do not do this while driving or doing anything that requires your attention.  This guided meditation is being shared inside of the Insight Timer app which you can find in the App Store or in Google Play. If you download it, please connect with me so we can enjoy the community together.  If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
14:55 03/04/2022
Experiencing Eternal Peace Right Now
In this episode, we explore this idea of eternity and what it means for us living here in our time-bound world. How do we bring the promised peace of our future eternity into our lives right now?  If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
14:21 03/03/2022
An Unconventional Way to Lead Your Way to the Top
In this episode we talk about what motivates people to do more... not just your employees, but your kids, your neighbors, the people who service your car or home. The people you see at the grocery store every day. Even your customers... what gets them to help you grow your business? The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
15:00 03/02/2022
170: How Doing Nothing Can Help You Do More. Huh?
If you find yourself starting you day already mentally exhausted, this episode will help.  Your brain is constantly processing data and that creates fatigue. Just like your body, your brain gets worn out. Unfortunately, it's much more difficult to detect and it has a huge impact on your productivity.  In this episode we talk abou thow to maximize your brain functino by integrating one of the most important things you can do each day...  If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
14:52 03/01/2022
Should You Start Over Again?
If you're bored and feel like you're in a rut, you may be trying to figure out what you can do to bring back that fire you used to have. Before you start something new, I encourage you to look at REstarting something from your past. I go over the distinct advantages of restarting rather than starting over. Rather than launching a new show, I decided to relaunch the Mental Mastery Moment podcast. This is the first new episode in over 5 years and I share the thinking behind this relaunch.  At the foundation of living a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call Let's connect wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts
16:12 02/28/2022
Why Listen to Mental Mastery Moment
Your success in business isn't just measured by your bank balance. Too many wealthy business owners suffer through failing health, failing relationships, and a failure to find a higher purpose. My name is Paul Desmond Adams. I'm a Holistic Business Coach specializing in Digital Media & Marketing. I created the Mental Mastery Moment podcast back in 2014 because I wanted to help people live their most fulfilling life. I intentionally made each episode short, about 15 minutes so you can get what you need and get on with your life. Mondays I focus on Mindset because that sets the foundation for your week. Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week so I share tips for increasing productivity. Wednesday is all about people... because people are more important than anything. Thursdays we go beyond ourselves tapping into the infinite creative source. Friday I share a resource I believe will help you live the life you deserve. I hope you'll take a listen and I would love to connect with you at PaulDesmondAdams.com. You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube  
01:01 02/28/2022
Part 2: Addiction, Recovery, and What We ALL Can Learn From It
This is part TWO of an interview with Tom Conrad of Rock Recovery Center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  If you haven't listened to part 1, go now and listen so you'll be able to follow along. This episode deals with facing change in our life. Whether that's giving up the addictions we're facing or finally chasing the dreams we've put off for too long. Regardless, the mental hurdles are the same.  You'll find out how to face the fear of change and the denial we may use to avoid it.  We're going to talk about what enabling looks like and how it can best be dealt with. Sadly, it usually comes out of love and empathy.  You'll also hear about the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous AA. If you benefit from this episode, please take the time to give it a 5 STAR rating and review in iTunes, iHeartRadio, or wherever you may be enjoying it.
61:25 08/01/2016
Part 1: Addiction, Recovery, and What We ALL Can Learn From It
It doesn't matter if you're dealing with drug addiction, alcoholism, or any other issue on that level, you can all learn about the mental aspects of overcoming an external force which is controlling our life.  If you're in business, trying to get into shape, or working on your relationships, you will be amazed by how you can overcome your struggles by learning from someone who overcame drug and alcohol addiction. It's all the same battle on a different scale. This is my first ever interview on Mental Mastery Moment. I sit down with Tom Conrad who's the Chief Operating Officer as Rock Recovery Center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Tom discusses how his alcohol addiction started, moved into drugs, was enabled by his father, and ultimately was addressed by facing the stark reality of his situation. This is Part One of the interview. Part Two is available right now so you can continue the story and discover even more in recovery. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a 5 STAR rating and review wherever you listen. It will help others find and benefit from the show.  Thank you!
55:15 08/01/2016
Step 1 to Being Your Best in Life
If you're struggling to make the changes you need in your life in order to live the life you desire, it may be this one action that's holding you back.  Most people, myself included, don't even realize this is an issue for them. But once you do then take the action to correct it, you'll immediately find changes beginning to take place.  One simple change in mindset is all it takes. It won't be easy and it will most likely be a lifelong journey down this path, but it will be so worth it.   If you'd like to talk with me directly about your specific situation, go right now and schedule a free 15-minute introductory call. I'd love to help you in any way I can.  Schedule Your Call The foundation of a fulfilling life is doing what you're uniquely gifted to do. If you're not sure what that is for you, spend less than 30 minutes walking through a free tool I created to Identify Your True Life Purpose. You can find the Mental Mastery Moment podcast on virtually every podcast platform including: Apple Podcasts Spotify Deezer iHeartRadio Castbox Google Podcasts I'd love to connect with you wherever you hang out most often: Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube
21:03 07/28/2016
The Secret to Feeling Good for Life - Ep. 165
If you've struggled with finding lasting happiness or that "great feeling" we all seek, this episode is going to give you some wonderful insight. Most of us don't understand why we go through so many ups and downs in how we feel physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. This can sometimes lead to very negative habits which leave us with temporary good feelings but put us in a negative place over the long-term.  We talk about the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - http://amzn.to/2a8NSsh If you yourself struggle with finding lasting good feelings, this episode is for you. If you know someone like that, please share this with them. Get the 5 Tools I Use to Maintain Mental Mastery MentalMasteryMondays.com
22:59 07/20/2016
What You Can Learn About Your Life Purpose by Studying Bird Nests. Seriously! - Ep. 164
When you understand what causes a bird to know how to build a nest, without going to nest building school, you'll have a much deeper understanding of what your purpose is in life. Your life purpose is inside of you waiting to come out, but our modern world is most likely suppressing it. You don't realize this until you take the time to really reflect on what is inside of you. This episode will help you explore what your nest looks like, what your dam would resemble and how to let it flow out of you. Listen... ANNOUNCEMENT: On August 1, 2016, I will be releasing a very special episode of this show. It is my first ever interview episode and we'll be exploring addiction and what we can all learn about it, even if we don't have our own addiction.  You'll learn about discovering our shortfalls, facing the fear or change, and intentionally creating an environment which is conducive to our success. Don't miss it. Connect now so you'll be notified when it's released: http://Facebook.com/pdesmondadams  http://Twitter.com/pdesmondadams  http://pdesmondadams.com 
21:39 07/12/2016
The Benefits of Declaring Your Personal Independence - Ep. 163
Independence is a very frightening and often painful venture.  Whether you're seeking independence from government, parents, teachers, employer, or even a personal relationship, you're going to confront a lot of fear and most likely experience some pain in the process.  This episode will explore that as well as the beautiful rewards which come from gaining your independence. It's well worth it in spite of the pain because you will come out on the other side a much different and improved person. Note: I offer a free Twitter Growth Checklist in this episode. You can download that right now at http://TwitterEdge.com Happy 4th of July America...  sorry, if you're listening in the UK.
20:46 07/04/2016
Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud? Here's Why You Probably Shouldn't - Ep. 162
Discover why it's not what you're going through in life that will define you and your worth to those around you. This can make or break your self-esteem if you don't understand what's most important when it comes to defining yourself.  You're also going to discover why you MUST allow the people you love in life, to experience pain. It's our nature to protect them from it, but when we do, we sabotage them and banish them to a life of perpetual struggle. Let's connect on Snapchat: @pdesmondadams
12:18 06/28/2016
How Much Money is Enough? Ep. 161
Why do we need money? What's it's purpose in our life and how should we view it? What should be our goal in having or earning money? Money is just a means to an end, which means the amount of money we need is dependent on what we want to gain with our money.  Is it security? Significance? Indulgence?  Can money actually buy us happiness? I think so and I explain why. You'll have to listen, but it's not a simple concept and not as basic as "money buys happiness."  Listen. Money doesn't buy us "stuff," instead it buys us the experiences we hope to gain in having that stuff.  Money really does buy us experiences and that's truly where we find satisfaction and happiness.  But... that stuff we buy isn't the ONLY way we can experience that same happiness. Since our happiness comes from our experiences, we change how we view them.  When we are intentional about feeling gratitude for the things we experience in life, we find our happiness comes sooner and more often.  The Princeton Study There is a study which came of Princeton University which indicated most people in America reach a peak level of happiness when they're earning approximately $75,000 per year.  There's nothing magical about that number, but in today's economy, they found this was the amount it took for someone to have all the necessities in life with a little extra for a few of the luxuries we all enjoy.  What's interesting is, the level of happiness seems to plateau at that point.  Meaning, if you earn more than $75,000 per year, you don't see your happiness level increase much more.  I dig into this concept much deeper in the episode so make sure you take the time to listen and explore.  How much money is enough?  Let's find out... 
27:57 09/28/2015
The Key to Authentic Life-Change
In this episode, we're going to look at this one critical component to authentic life-changes which will last. It's the reason we stop bad behavior or take up healthy behavior. Dig into this episode and discover what it takes to make life better for you or those you love.  This episode comes out of my own desire to see others in my family set aside negative harmful behaviors and finally move forward in a positive direction in order to live the wonderful life I know they're capable of having.  Not only will you learn the key ingredient required, you'll also learn about the critical components which go into it.  You'll also learn how to balance the critical components in a way that will assure your success.
19:02 09/21/2015
Let's Get Naked So We Can Get Better - Ep. 159
When we're emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically naked, we're forced to be honest and real with ourselves. When this happens, we can't hide behind something we may normally use to cover them up.  Four Ways to Cover Up Oftentimes we employ various strategies or justifications for keeping ourselves "covered-up" so we don't have to deal with the truth of our nakedness.  I've diluted these down to 4 general areas: Making excuses for our imperfections Blaming others for our shortcomings Feeling Threatened by other's victories Overstating our own victories Each one of these is focused on the external which is outside of control.  That makes it really easy to ignore the issue and continue on as we have previously. But, this leaves us short of our best.  We can only improve ourselves when we're honest about what needs to be improved and we can only be honest when we strip ourselves of everything we're using to cover up.  We must get naked to know what's really going on.  Finding Our Real Support Team When we're naked and honest about ourselves we find out who our real partners are in life. We discover who's going to be there to help us move forward.  This doesn't mean we rely on others to take us there, but instead, use their support to help us move there on our own.  Don't Fall Into Complacency One big stumbling point we can fall into when we're honest about ourselves is complacency. By that I mean, we are honest about our flaws, but we're not challenged to deal with them.  We must find that balance between being honest and being complacent. Getting naked and honest about ourselves isn't about championing our flaws either.  Be careful you're not saying "well, that's who I am. Love it or leave it." That will not lead to improvement either. I hope this episode helps you get honest and naked with yourself so you can humble yourself enough to seek the assistance you need to overcome the areas that need help.  There is no real gain is projecting a false success. Listen to this episode and give me your feedback on how you've not been honest in the past and what you're going to do to change the situation.
25:37 09/07/2015
I've Figured Out Your Life Purpose - Ep. 157
Here's what I cover in this episode: This is probably the most asked question of me. "How do I figure out my life purpose?" I dig VERY deep into this topic and explore WHY we all feel a need to know this. Basically, it's about feeling valuable, feeling as though our life has meaning and isn't just wasted energy. We all want to know it somehow matters. No More Struggle I don't want you to struggle any longer with this, so I've broken it down; letting you know what your ultimate life purpose is, as well as what your purpose is this year and even today. Sounds impossible, I know, but really the answer is quite simple, yet incredibly complex at the same time.  So come along on this journey with me and, in about 30 minutes, we'll discover exactly what you're supposed to do right now and for the rest of your life. What Do You Think? I would love to have your feedback on this.  If this brings up an even bigger questions, please reach out to me in a number of ways: Email: desmond@pdesmondadams.com Voicemail: (561) 247-2857 (24 hours - Leave a message) Speakpike: Click the little microphone "question/comment" on the far right On Twitter: @PDesmondAdams Leave a comment below.
30:54 08/24/2015
Getting Really Honest About Lying - Ep. 156
Call and share your thoughts on this episode: (561)-247-2857 or visit: http://PDesmondAdams.com/feedback  Here's what I cover in this episode: Experts calculate that you are lied to about 100 times every single day.  Some days it's less, some days it's more, but on average, you're hearing about 100 lies per day. Maybe that's easy for you to believe because you've been lied to so many times, but the truth is, there's someone in the world right now who is believing a lie because YOU told it to them. In fact, there's someone believing a lie today because I told it to them. Why does it feel next to impossible to be honest, or have people be honest to us?  It seems like we have to have some sort of lie at all times in an effort to protect ourselves or others,  In this episode, we're going to explore the world of lying and what it does to us, the people around us and the relationships we have with the.  Can A Lie Be A Good Thing? If you immediately react to this question with a resounding "NO" you should really pause and listen to this episode.  I give an example where lying is very clearly a good thing.  If you don't believe me, you'll have to listen in and hear for yourself.
38:15 08/17/2015
Going Beyond Your Grasp but Not Beyond Your Limit - Ep. 155
Here's what I'm going to cover in this episode:   The Fear of Mediocrity What it is and how it manifests itself in our life. I'm going to look at perfectionism and how it can stop us from doing what needs to be done to achieve our goals.   Maximum Capacity We all have a maximum capacity for ourselves. I still believe, as humans we have an unlimited potential, but that don't mean in this moment, you have an unlimited ability.  For example, even if you believe it, you can not hold your breath for 30 minutes.  That doesn't mean man doesn't have the potential to develop to the point where we can do it, it just means, right now, you're going to go about 2-3 minutes and need to breath.  Right?   I share an experiment where I try to hold my breath for as long as possible. I also share another experiment where I hold my breath for one minute, rest for 20 seconds and hold it again for 1 minute.  Ultimately, I'm able to hold my breath for a longer period of time when I interject a break just beyond my comfort zone.   John Lee Dumas - Entreprenuer on Fire You'll hear me get very vulnerable as I talk about why I felt compelled to do a daily podcast when I first started and how that lead to me failing repeatedly.  Thankfully that failure has lead to improvement (as it always does).    I look at why John Lee Dumas was able to succeed doing a daily podcast and I wasn't.  It's not about John trying harder or me having bigger hurdles, it's about capacity at that time.  Listen and you'll understand much better.    It's not about being consistently frequent, it's about being frequently consistent. Just wanting to do more won't get you to do more.  You have to have the capacity to do more and I didn't.     Mental Mastery Mondays In this episode, I share about why I'm changing the show from Mental Mastery Moment to Mental Mastery Mondays.  I'm taking this from a daily show to a weekly show and even expanding the length of the show when needed.  Most of the time it will still be under 20 minutes.     I'm also going to include guests on my show from time-to-time if they fit.  I'm not looking for the typical podcasts guest, but instead, people who are willing to talk about their struggles and how how they overcame them.  I want people who will be honest and vulnerable, not just pom-pom carrying cheerleaders.    Call to Action Review your own performance.  Are you stretching beyond your grasp or staying inside of your comfort zone?  If you are stretching, are you trying to go too far?  Are you finding your effort comes in spurts with periodic collapses?  You may be going too far.   Here are some of the resources I mention in this episode:   The 5 Fears Report - Find out what fears are keeping you from finishing what you've started and achieving your goals.   Other Podcasts You'll Enjoy: The Read to Lead Podcast with Jeff Brown The 5am Miracle with Jeff Sanders The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes Internet Business Mastery with Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn The Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft   How to connect with me:  Twitter - @PDesmondAdams Email - Desmond@PDesmondAdams.com
29:09 08/10/2015
4 TV Shows That Won't Fry Your Brain - Ep. 154
Sometimes we need a little down-time to just relax, but this isn't the opportunity to fill your mind with worthless garbage   I refer to most mainstream television as "junk food for the brain" because, just like junk food, it fills you up but has very little nutritional value.  Television will fill your mind but it has no beneficial value.  It's like cotton candy, a lot of fluff that tastes great in the moment, but it brings nothing of substance.    Keep in mind, there's very little wrong with treating yourself to a little guilty pleasure once in a while, as long as it's not the norm.  I have people in my life who's daily routine involves several hours worth of junk television. They've litterally run-off a list of TV shows ... "Do you watch this... how about this... or this?" They're amazed when I say "no, no, no." I just don't make it a practice to mentally ingest that.  But, I do love to sit and relax and be entertained by other peoples amazing creativity.   Here is my list of 4 TV shows which are incredibly entertaining but also have some redemptive qualities to them.  I hope you'll take a look at some of them.    The Profit with Marcus Lemonis   This is probably my favorite TV show.     Marcus Lemonis is the CEO of Camping World, but now he’s the part owner of numerous small and medium sizes businesses around the country, because of this television show.   He heads out to struggling businesses and helps them become profitable, by using his business savvy and industry know-how. He can usually come in and see exactly what's wrong with a business.  In fact, I find that in most cases, just about anybody could see what's wrong, but when you're in the middle of it all, it's sometimes difficult to figure out.   One of the things I love about Marcus is that he doesn’t take any crap from anyone.  There is plenty of words bleeped out in just about every episode.  He will let an owner know when they're making a mistake or being dishonest with him.    You will learn SO much about running a business and the three elements Marcus says are vital to business success, People, Product and Process.    He’s huge on getting the right people into place and treating them incredibly well. Marcus treats the right people incredibly well, rewarding them verbally as wel as monetarily when it's justified.    The product has to be great and you have to focus on the right product, not EVERY potential product.  That’s a huge lesson. I've seen so many businesses which have expanded beyond their core expertise and ended up losing so much money on the fringe items, it eats into the profit of that core.    The process has to be streamlined and efficient as well. He’s a master at finding opportunities to become more efficient while raising quality as well.  The process is vital.   The Profit is available on CNBC.    Shark Tank   You’ve probably seen the Shark Tank. It’s on prime time TV on ABC.  In fact, you can head over to ABC.com and stream previous episodes any time you'd like. I'm a huge fan of "on demand" televisions. That puts me in control of my entertainment schedule.   Multi-millionaire and even billionaires sit as “Sharks” while start-ups present their business and ask the Sharks to invest. They ask for a specific amount and in return offer a chunk of the business.  But it's very rare for someone to get exactly what they've asked for from the sharks.  After all, they're sharks...   The Sharks are Mark Cuban - Dallas Mavericks owner Lori Greiner - Queen of QVC Barbara Corcoran - Real Estate mogul Daymond John - Started FUBU Robert Herjavec - I mentioned him in episode 114 - Cyber Security firm Kevin O’Leary - Mr. Wonderful - all about making money. Made his fortune on software for kids.   You’ll learn so much about what it takes to develop a product that’s attractive to investors. They ask all the questions about finances and patents and marketability.     It's not just business though, the sharks will sometimes key in on someone who has such a tremendous passion and partner with them.  They know that passion is something you can't teach to someone, but all the other business stuff, they can.  It's a great lesson.  But it's not JUST passion.     Take a look at Shark Tank if you haven't watched it yet.    American Ninja Warrior   Even if you don’t workout or play sports, the people competing on American Ninja Warrior will take your breath away.   The best part of this show is that most of these people are just normal folks with normal jobs and pretty normal lives.  They don’t have massive sponsors and they usually build crude training facilities in their backyards. They practice after work and on weekends.  They show that, if you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.     So, what do they do?   They take on some of the most treacherous obstacle courses ever designed. These are just a few examples.  There are usually about 8 obsticles in a city finals.  Once they go on to Las Vegas for the nationals, there are even more and the difficulty level goes through the roof. Spinning Logs which whip you over and over and over as you hang on until it gets to the bottom of the ramp The Salmon Ladder - Like doing pull ups but each time you pull yourself up, you have to lift the bar up about 6-8” to another set of pegs on which it can rest.  The Warped Wall is 14 feet high and it’s exactly what it sounds like, a warped wall which you have to run up and climb over.    There are countless other obstacles and some of them seem nearly impossible.  There have been times when we've been watching competitor after competitor fail on one particular obsticle and wonder if it's possible.  The amazing thing is, once one person makes it, it seems even more follow suit.  The amazing power of the mind when we finally believe something is possible.   Some of the stories are incredbily inspriring.  One example is Kacy Catanzaro, who is just 5 feet tall but she shocked everyone by being the first woman to qualify for the finals in Las Vegas.  She was an animal and I’ll tell you, if you have young daughters or granddaughters, have them watch these athletes compete. It is so inspiring.    This TV show will motivate you to push through and do what you originally thought was impossible.  I’m not just talking about physical abilities, but all abilities.  If they can push through and make it on this course, you can get through whatever obstacle is standing in front of you.   It’s on NBC or you can stream some of the best runs on YouTube or IMDB   America’s Got Talent   This seems like a circus show on the surface, but there are so many talented people who have stretched to get on this show. It’s so inspiring to me.   it's just a singing competition. These are people who do stunts, dances, magic, juggling, motorcycle acts, and more.  Really, just about any sort of talent.     Yes, there are a few of the acts that are just worthless and the producers put them on for the pure entertainment value, but they wisely keep those to a minimum.  Most of the performers are amazing.    One thing I really take away from this show is how little difference there is between good and great.  One more practice session per week, or just a slight change in costuming or music and an act can go from good to great.   Just like life for the rest of us, the greatest determiner of success for these contestants is perserverence.  The ones who make it are the ones who are doing what they love and never stop.   Relax This Weekend   Take some time to relax and be inspired this weekend.  There are other great shows, but these are a fantastic starting point.  I'd even suggest you open up that DVR and schedule these in so you catch the new episodes.  If there's a show I missed that should have been in here, reach out and let me know.  I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I want to make it time well spent.
21:25 07/25/2015
Is Wanting Money Wrong? Ep. 153
For years, we’ve been programmed to believe that wanting money isn’t very noble. In fact, having lived most of my life in the Christian sub-culture, I’ve struggled with the idea that money is bad. When I was 18, I was involved in Multi-Level Marketing and I was turned onto books like Think and Grow Rich, As a Man Thinketh, The Magic of Thinking Big and more.  I was given these by Christian leaders in our business… and the books have this quasi-Christian undertone, but …  As I got older and I became more entrenched in the evangelical Christian culture, I heard a different message. It implied … money should be the last thing on which we focus.   Yes, most will say “it’s the love of money…” But as soon as you doing something in an effort to financially improve yourself, you’re made to feel like you’re loving money. But there was a double-standard that popped up. There was this mixed message that was given. It Seems Working for Money Is Frowned Upon but Asking for Money is Ok I can tell you… money isn’t bad when there’s a ministry or organization that needs it.  That’s when they go after people with a lot of money; wine and dine them and treat them like gold itself, in order to curry their favor and garner a donation. I’ve worked in Christian radio for years and been bewildered by the difference in the message between normal days and the days when we’re raising money.   Most days, it’s a message that says life is about a lot more than money and we won’t find any satisfaction in have more money.  Pledge Drive or Share-a-thon days are filled with messages that say “money is the only thing that’s going to keep us afloat” and “we need three more people with a monthly gift of $20 right now.”   We vilify people with a lot of money all year long and then for two weeks we work to gain their favor.  If You Live in the Western World - You’re Rich. Which makes me wonder, should I be driving around in a $10,000 car (not expensive at all) talking about how working for money is bad or less noble than something else? I always struggled with the idea that we spend $50 on a night at the movies and convince people they shouldn’t focus on making money.  It’s all relative. It all depends on what you believe is normal.  But, is there a permissible norm? If I grew up in a 20,000 square foot home with a parent driving a Bentley, what would I think is “focusing too much on money?" If you grew up in a public housing project with one car to the family and it was barely running, what would you consider is “focusing too much on money?" Isn’t it all relative? To one person a brand new Toyota is sacrificing and to another person this is a grand luxury.  So, What Does it All Come Down To? It comes down to your heart.   All these moral rules we’re give are NOT about segregating those who will die and go up versus those who will die and go down.  It’s just not…  All this morality we find about not loving money, is to keep us from mentally living in hell right now.  Loving money will leave you frustrated, in turmoil and and tormented by the chase.  Love people, love service, love helping those who have a need.   When you do this, the world has a way of rewarding you with all the feelings you hope to get from having money.        Significance      Personal Value      Purpose Here’s an important distinction - Having money is great.  Having money is an indicator you helped a lot of people get what they wanted. This isn’t the case for everybody, but for someone who does what we said minutes ago, focuses on service and let’s the rewards come on their own, money is a great thing.   Serve More.. Have More.  But, this doesn’t answer my original question of whether WANTING money is wrong.   I honestly don’t think it’s a question of RIGHT vs WRONG.   It’s a matter of whether you’re doing what is healthiest for you.  Is wanting a burger wrong? Is wanting a gin and tonic wrong?  If you want a gin and tonic because you’re hoping it will address your internal pain, it’s not WRONG in a good person vs bad-person kind of way, but it’s certainly not the best thing for you, given your needs. The same goes for foods and yes, shopping.. houses, cars, vacations.  If you are seeking comfort for your soul in what you have, then you are honestly cutting yourself short of the amazing life you can have.  Is that being a bad person or a person who is missing something? Ask Yourself Today, What’s Motivating Me? Try to shift to a motivation of service. Serve people.  Joyously and generously give of yourself to others as they need.  Don’t be foolish, don’t give something of value to you to someone who finds no value in it.   This is the scripture that says “Don’t cast your pearls before swine.”  This is just wisdom. It’s not some magical “I’ll make the God-daddy in the sky happy.”  The God-man in the sky is nothing but happy.  you can’t make our creator more or less happy.  
19:33 07/23/2015
Working Hard Doesn't Make You Successful, This Does. Ep 152
If I had heard what I'm telling you in this episode, 20 years ago, I would be a millionaire several times over.  This is number one thing that's stopped me from reaching my goals in the past.  I'm so grateful I figured this out.  I can't stress to you enough, learn what's in this episode and it will change your life.   Fears Stop Us   I go over the fears that stop us in a one page report I put together on the 5 Fears which kill out ability to finish.  you can get it at PDesmondAdams.com/5fears or if you’re on your smart phone, send a TEXT to 33444 with the word 5Fears (all one word) in the body of the text.    Fear of Failure.. that’s one is easy for people to accept but...   Fear of Success, I’ve found is just as, if not MORE, likely to stop people.  But how do you know if you have a fear of success? I go into that in the report I mentioned and a follow email I send just on that topic, but to give you an idea…. If we have a BURDENSOME view of what success looks like, we may fear it.   Fear of Mediocrity is a huge issue for me.  If I’m not done with a project, then in my mind, it’s not mediocre.. it can’t be, because I’m not done with it. Think about that.   That’s just 3 of the 5 fears.  It almost always comes down to fears which keep us busy but never finished.   Inertia - Don’t Stop Until It’s Done   This whole inertia thing you’ve heard about in science classes… it applied to your projects as well.   When you stop, you will have one hell of a time trying to get it started again.    If you’ve ever run a race you know first hand, when you slow down and eventually stop, you have a HUGE amount of mental and physical inertia to overcome.     Don’t stop… adjust your speed but never ever stop until you reach the finish line.   Take All You Want But Eat All You Take   When I was a kid, my dad always repeated the same thing, every meal.. He said he got it it from the Army (how could it be wrong..? haha):   “Take all You Want But Eat All You Take.”    It’s actually a great mindset when it comes to our projects productivity.  I mean, it’s not limiting an any way… Take all you want.  Start as big a project as you desire.  Set your dreams as high as you want.   BUT...   Eat all you take.  Meaning… if you’re going to pile up your plate, you better make sure you can eat it all.  Finish what you started.     Leftovers on our plate, were eaten the next day… cold.  Cold liver and onions are not that great… even if you like liver.  haha..     I learned how to take a smaller bite… FINISH my plate of food and go in for another serving.  Take all you want, but eat all you take.     Success Isn’t About What’s On Your Plate, It’s About What Isn’t.   Honestly, I find myself sometimes trying to impress people with what I’m doing… not what I’ve done, but what I’m doing…    Seriously, that’s not easy for me to admit.  Sometimes I want people to think I’m doing something amazing… but I’m only doing it, I haven’t finished it.    If you’re in a food eating contesting, it’s not about how many hot dogs are on the plate in front of you, it’s about how many aren’t when the time is up.   Finish Something Today   Figure out what you can FINISH today.  Maybe it’s a big task, a small project, or a major goal you set a while back.  FINISH IT.     If there’s nothing within your sights, reset your definition of “FINISHED.”         In other words, grab a smaller plate and FINISH that plate
20:01 07/16/2015
Get More Done by Having an “Airplane Day." - Ep. 151
I don’t know who first came up with this concept, but I saw as part of list of way to get more done, on the LifeHacker website.   Later this month, I’m going to be flying to Ft. Worth Texas to give a quick presentation at Podcast Movement.   As much as I need to get my notes together and get myself prepped, I honestly was thinking “I can always do that on the plane.”     It’s amazing.  When I think about what i have coming up over the next few weeks, the most focused time I can see is the time I’ll have while stuck in that tiny metal tube flying for 3-4 hours.    But, why can’t I have that same experience without spending hundreds of dollars and being squished up against the big guy next to me and having the kid behind me yanking on my chair?   Sounds so great…  Haha   But I can.    The Strangers Around You   When you’re inside that giant tube, you’re surrounded… even pressed up against all sorts of people.  Probably more people than you have in your office.   But you’re not being pestered like you are at work.    People leave you alone…  you may get a hello, or an excuse me, but there’s no long conversation about how your weekend went… for the most part.   This is why it’s sometimes more productive to head over to a Starbucks or another public place with Wi-Fi.     I recently had to get my iPhone camera fixed and since they said it would only take a couple of hours, I didn’t really have time to go home and then return.  So I went and got an iced tea and sat at the local Starbucks.     A couple of hours of free wi-fi and great passion fruit iced tea and I had a couple of show outlines written.  It was great.   Just like in the plane, I was surrounded by people but I wasn’t wasting my productivity time talking with them about nothing of any real importance.  It was great.   This is a wonderful way to simulate that airplane isolation in a public place.   Disconnected From Down There   Of course, today, for a few dollars you can still have all the distractions you normally have, but not long ago, being on a plane meant no internet, no email, no phone calls even.  Nothing.    As soon as that cabin door closes, you put your phone in “airplane mode” and pull out the in flight magazine.     I’m more a SkyMall kind of guy.  But, even that, doesn’t leave much in the way of distractions.   Obviously, it’s incredibly easy to simulate this situation down here as well.  Just put that phone on Airplane mode and you will NOT be distracted.     Turn off your wi-fi on your laptop too.   If you need help doing this, you can always install a tool called Anti-Social.   It doesn’t block the entire internet, just the sites that distract you the most.  Probably social media sites.     Anti-Social was originally created for Mac but it’s available on Windows machines now too.  It’s $15 but it could mean a HUGE boost in income if you used it to be more productive.    You could always just grab an old computer that doesn’t have a built in wifi card and use it only for writing.  You don’t need a lot of power to use a text editor.  It’s just there to get the words from your head to the screen in front of you.   The World Went On   The weird thing about flying is, when we land and turn on our phone, by and large, the world went on without us.    You may have some “urgent” emails that came in but strangely, some of them have already been addressed before you had a chance to come in and “save the day."   Even when we’re not in the air, we need to remind ourselves.. people can and WILL survive without you.  Your adult kids will figure out how to get the tire fixed.  Your spouse will figure out how to find where you put the giant frying pan.  They can survive.  They’ll do ok.   If you dare put your phone into airplane mode, you’ll force this.  But you can also just let them know… “Listen, for the next 3 hours, pretend I’m on a plane and you can’t reach me.”     That way, if there’s a REAL emergency, you’re available, but for 99% of the stuff going on, you’re not being interupted.   TRY IT TODAY     Go for an Airplane Day.  
20:15 07/15/2015