Episodes
Let me be clear right off the bat - if you influence someone, you're an influencer. It could be thousands or millions on social media, or it could be one person in your family: it doesn't matter. So when we talk about protecting your peace, we're talking about protecting yourself from pleasing other people. Keep listening to learn more about when to listen to other's opinions, and when to follow your own path. Why aren't we texting buddies yet? Hit me up at (817) 242-2719 to get some...
Published 01/20/21
We're coming in hot this week - and by hot, I mean I'm sweating because this is a workout edition of the podcast! This week we're getting real on everything we lost in 2020 and everything we hope for 2021. Just because you want it, doesn't mean you will survive long enough to get it. All you can do is get your head right and work hard for as long as you're able. It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. Are you part of my texting crew yet? We've got insider chats, events, and the kinds of challenges...
Published 01/13/21
While we take a break to be with our loved ones during this holiday season, we hope you'll enjoy this episode from the archives. (from the original broadcast) Wherever you're at, whatever you're going through - I want you to say out loud, "I brought myself here." Those words are power, because by beginning to believe in your current situation allows you to believe in yourself. If you got yourself here, why not the next step, and the next? It's all about mindset, and today on the podcast we're...
Published 01/06/21
While we take a break to be with our loved ones during this holiday season, we hope you'll enjoy this episode from the archives. (from the original broadcast) Selfish season, self care, knowing your worth - they're all different ways to talk about not feeling guilty for taking care of YOU. I see it time and time again, I've experienced it myself, but the truth of the matter is you can't help lift others up if you haven't done the work for yourself first. This week we're going into the guilt...
Published 12/30/20
While we take a break to be with our loved ones during this holiday season, we hope you'll enjoy this episode from our network partner, the Rachel Hollis Podcast. (from the original Rachel Hollis Podcast broadcast) Today we’re talking about what it feels like to get stuck - stuck in your career, stuck in your routine, maybe stuck in a relationship - and tips that have worked for me to get out of that stuck place. My hope is that by sharing the things that worked for me, you may find a trick...
Published 12/23/20
I know that may sound harsh, but y'all know I'll never go easy when I think you need to hear the truth the most. As we wrap up this year and head into a brand new one, I need you to remember that there is a huge difference between being patient and waiting. If you don't stop telling yourself that you're waiting on a person, waiting on a promotion, waiting on a support system, or whatever else you think you need to move forward, you're never going to end up moving forward. Today I want to...
Published 12/16/20
Hello Straight Up fam - we're gearing up for the holidays so this week we thought we'd throw it back to an episode from the summer! Enjoy. Right now I know it feels like there’s not much we can control, but I want you to remember: you are always in control of what you accept. That’s why this week on the podcast we’re talking about how to practice protecting your worth so that it will become easier to set boundaries. It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. Are you part of my texting crew yet? We've got...
Published 12/09/20
This is one of the keys to life I think doesn't get talked about enough. Today we're talking about the art of fulfillment - how to live a more fulfilled life. The thing is, you always think you have time. That's why you allow yourself to live with regret, because you think there will be time to fix it later. Well, there might not be, and I have news for you: regret is poison to your soul. So walk with me today as we discuss ways to fill your life with rejoicing and let go of regret, and stay...
Published 12/02/20
This Thanksgiving week I'm spending time safely enjoying my family's company and support, and so while I was away I wanted to share this episode of The New EDU with you guys. The New EDU is a podcast on our network hosted by educators Wade and Hope King, all about teaching and supporting children, even when times are hard. You can imagine they have all sorts of thoughts and ideas for parents who are navigating teaching at home for the first time this year as well. This episode is about energy...
Published 11/25/20
If you follow my on social media you already know I'm going through one of the hardest time in my life right now, but I want you to know your words of support mean so much to me. I wanted to use this week's podcast to talk about something that's been on my heart, because my mom put it there from the very start. It's about how to have a servant heart, how to think about others before yourself, and how to show up strong even when it feels like things are falling apart. Are you part of my...
Published 11/18/20
One of the things I always say is, "I don't agree with you, but I respect your perspective". When did we get to a place where that idea seems so radical? Yes, there are some things you should never accept, but for so many moments in life, there's a good chance that you and the person standing next to you might not see eye to eye. Are you really going to tear them down because they do life differently from you, or can you see beyond your ego to maybe understand someone else's point of view?...
Published 11/11/20
You've got to stop blaming others for problems that might be caused by yourself. Take a step back, humble yourself, and ask yourself if you're the kind of person you would want to have around. Sometimes we're so worried about having a bad image because of our failures or mistakes that we blame them on someone else. I hope this episode helps you work up the courage to look at yourself truthfully in the mirror and take responsibility for your issues. Are you part of my exclusive texting crew...
Published 11/04/20
...until I started chasing purpose over pressure. This episode won't be a popular one, but it's something that was on my heart to share with y'all. Let's talk about social media, and how we're so afraid to feel judged, we won't even consider being ourselves on a platform that's supposed to be all about sharing our lives. I'm going to share my three steps to reclaiming yourself from toxic social media practices. #LOVEOVERLIKES Are you part of my exclusive texting crew yet? We've got insider...
Published 10/28/20
This week’s episode starts with a funny story about Vegas, but ultimately leaves you with the tools you need to create more of the things you love, as well as how to avoid wasting time waiting for the perfect opportunity. Are you part of my exclusive texting crew yet? We've got insider chats, meetups, and the kinds of challenges that other people charge for - all waiting for you! Send me a text at at (817) 242-2719 and start getting the motivation you need, when you need it. It's Rehab Time....
Published 10/21/20
No. More. Quitting. If that feels like I'm talking straight TO YOU, it's because something woke me up this morning and told me I had to record this episode just FOR YOU. The only reason I can sit here and share this with you today is because when the hard things showed up in my life, I didn't let them break me down: I let them build me up. Today we're going to talk about how you can do the same. Are you part of my exclusive texting crew yet? We've got insider chats, meetups, and the kinds of...
Published 10/14/20
None of us are perfect, The real question you need to ask yourself is if you're holding yourself accountable to the mistakes you make in life. Real talk: would you want you as a husband, a wife, a teammate, a leader? You're too busy lying to yourself to see the changes you need to make, and that stops TODAY. Are you part of my exclusive texting crew yet? We've got insider chats, meetups, and the kinds of challenges that other people charge for - all waiting for you! Send me a text at at (817)...
Published 10/07/20
My good friend Rachel Hollis drops by the podcast today to get Straight Up with us about her hard, hard year, the realities of running a business during a pandemic, the ugly truth behind Internet fame, and what gifts she hopes you'll take for yourself this year. Didn't See That Coming is available everywhere now -> you can grab your copy at Amazon, Target, or here ->...
Published 09/30/20
And no, this isn't an episode about fashion! My wife Maria Shelton drops by the podcast today to chat about the journey that brought us to our new house, as well as the steps we take to have a more empathetic and selfless marriage. Hit me up! Text me at at (817) 242-2719 to chat with me and get some motivation when you need it, as well as cool perks like exclusive MEETUPS and more! It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. -- My brand new book Straight Up comes out this summer, and it’s available right...
Published 09/23/20
Are you a people-pleaser? It sounds like a good thing on paper, but it's an impossible task in real life. On today's episode, we're going to explore all the ways that making decisions based on other people's beliefs can hold you back from the person you were meant to become. Tell me how you're doing. Text me at at (817) 242-2719 to get some motivation straight to your phone, as well as cool perks like exclusive MEETUPS and more! It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. -- My brand new book Straight Up...
Published 09/16/20
Did that hit you hard? Good. Let's talk about what it looks like to shoot your shot, to go after the things you really want in life, and not let fear of time, or commitment, or change get in the way. Don't worry: it sounds like a lot but we're going to talk through it today. Tell me how you're doing. Text me at at (817) 242-2719 to get some motivation straight to your phone, as well as cool perks like exclusive MEETUPS and more! It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. -- My brand new book Straight Up...
Published 09/09/20
This is the last podcast I'll ever record... in my old office! Gotcha! I'm moving this week, but I had to sit down in this recording space one last time to check in with you and check your connection. Some of us are so dependent on EXTERNAL motivation that we'll spend our whole lives waiting for someone else to inspire us. The key is to find connections in your life that CREATE motivation in your life - and the key to unlocking this connection is closer than you think. Tell me how you're...
Published 09/02/20
You thought I was going to tell you here, didn’t you? Keep listening for some behind-the-scenes about returning to Seattle post-NFL and so much more Why aren't we texting buddies yet? Hit me up at (817) 242-2719 to get some motivation straight to your phone, as well as cool perks like advanced copies of my new book, the ability to suggest podcast topics, and who knows, maybe meeting up for a hike ;) It's Rehab Time. Let's Get It. -- My brand new book Straight Up comes out this summer, and...
Published 08/26/20
Let me tell you what anger does for me. All these so-called negative emotions - anger, hurt, anxiety, fear - they can conquer you and your dreams, or you can use them TO conquer your dreams. The truth is, so much of what I've built today came from a place of hurt and fear: there would be no Straight Up without the pain of those emotions. I'm not telling you to ignore or downplay these feelings, but part of feeling them is building your emotional intelligence, and channeling those feelings in...
Published 08/19/20
Wherever you're at, whatever you're going through - I want you to say out loud, "I brought myself here." Those words are power, because by beginning to believe in your current situation allows you to believe in yourself. If you got yourself here, why not the next step, and the next? It's all about mindset, and today on the podcast we're breaking it down. Why aren't we texting buddies yet? Hit me up at (817) 242-2719 to get some motivation straight to your phone, as well as cool perks like...
Published 08/12/20
It's Straight Up Day! My latest book is OUT NOW (link below) and to celebrate, I'm doing something a little different. Today's episode is all about straight up facts, and that means we're going to be touching on a bunch of different topics, from loyalty, to relationships, to boundaries, to how removing the wrong things from your life will make room for the right things to enter your life. Why aren't we texting buddies yet? Hit me up at (817) 242-2719 to get some motivation straight to your...
Published 08/05/20