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Old Fashioned On Purpose

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Welcome to the Old-Fashioned on Purpose podcast, where ambitious people master the art of returning to their roots.Have you found yourself disenchanted with society, wishing you could opt-out of the rate race? Perhaps you’re craving a life that’s meaningful and tangible— a life where you can create and produce instead of merely consume?I’m Jill Winger— best-selling author and long-time homesteader. Over the last 10 years, I’ve helped thousands of families create more connection, grow amazing organic food, and find the ultimate fulfillment through an old-fashioned lifestyle. If you're a trailblazer, maverick, homesteader, modern-pioneer, or backyard farmer, you've found your tribe. Join me every Monday and Thursday as we dive deep into topics that will help you launch your homestead, grow your business, and ultimately give you the purposeful lifestyle you've always wanted.

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S6 E4: Fermentation: Beyond the Basics with Wardee Harmon

July 22, 2021 08:00 - 47 minutes - 32.8 MB

For many of us accustomed to the standard American way of food preservation, fermentation can be a strange topic to broach. Although it's a subject I've discussed before on this podcast, given the focus of this season I thought it'd be great to bring in a true expert. Today we're joined by my good friend, author and fermentation guru Wardee Harmon. In this episode we cover why fermentation is best for preserving nutrients, the benefits of probiotics, what to use for starter cultures, how to ...

S6 E3: Taking the Confusion Out of Egg Preservation with Carolyn Thomas

July 19, 2021 08:00 - 51 minutes - 35.9 MB

When it comes to preserving homestead staples, there is perhaps none more confusing than the egg. If you spend time researching some of the methods used in the past, you're likely to question the validity and safety of the vast majority of them. Thankfully, today I'm joined by a true expert in egg preservation, Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family. In this episode we cover everything including liming, water glassing, oiling, freeze-drying, freezing, and much more. We even discuss some out o...

S6 E2: The Homesteader's Guide to Preserving Meat with Derek Smiley

July 15, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes - 39.3 MB

Modern conveniences have made most of us accustomed to one primary method of long-term meat preservation. Without a doubt the freezer has become an essential tool on every homestead, but what happens if you run out of space or have limited access to electricity? Fear not my friends. Today I'm joined by my friend Derek Smiley, a veritable expert in all things regarding meat preservation. In this episode, we cover dehydration, smoking, canning, freezing, freeze drying, salt curing, and more. D...

How to Preserve Food the Colonial Way with Jonathan Townsend

July 12, 2021 08:00 - 55 minutes - 38 MB

For most of us gardener's around the country, we're currently sitting in that honeymoon phase. It's that time where everything is starting to grow and looking beautiful, but nothing is ready to harvest. However, before we know it the time will be upon us. In this season of the Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast, I'm going to make sure you are able to maximize your bounty while discussing one of my favorite topics in the world; food preservation. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by an expert in ...

S6 E1: How to Preserve Food the Colonial Way with Jonathan Townsend

July 12, 2021 08:00 - 55 minutes - 38 MB

For most of us gardener's around the country, we're currently sitting in that honeymoon phase. It's that time where everything is starting to grow and looking beautiful, but nothing is ready to harvest. However, before we know it the time will be upon us. In this season of the Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast, I'm going to make sure you are able to maximize your bounty while discussing one of my favorite topics in the world; food preservation. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by an expert in ...

S5 E13: I've Owned a Restaurant for 60 Days. Here's What I've Learned

June 28, 2021 08:00 - 35 minutes - 24.3 MB

As we reach the end of this season and reflect on what we've learned, today I'm thrilled to be able to give you an update on how I've been applying these lessons within my own life. At the beginning of the season I told you that Christian and I bought a soda fountain in a neighboring town. Two months later I'm here to share our progress, the lessons I've learned in the process, and explain why you shouldn't try to make everyone like you. Make sure you stick around until the end because I hav...

S5 E12: How to Grow a Thriving Business in a Small Town with Dana Larson of Rural Revival

June 24, 2021 08:00 - 41 minutes - 28.6 MB

Growing a business anywhere is a challenge, but doing so in a small town can seem almost impossible.   Whether it's a tiny population, a small amount of foot traffic, or a perceived lack of demand, the obstacles always seem to outweigh the opportunity.  Today it's time to bust that myth as I'm joined by my friend Dana Larson.  Dana is the founder of Rural Revival, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories if people like yourself who are building thriving businesses in small towns across the...

S5 E12: How to Grow a Thriving Business in a Small Town with Danna Larson of Rural Revival

June 24, 2021 08:00 - 41 minutes - 28.6 MB

Growing a business anywhere is a challenge, but doing so in a small town can seem almost impossible.   Whether it's a tiny population, a small amount of foot traffic, or a perceived lack of demand, the obstacles always seem to outweigh the opportunity.  Today it's time to bust that myth as I'm joined by my friend Dana Larson.  Dana is the founder of Rural Revival, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories if people like yourself who are building thriving businesses in small towns across the...

S5 E11: Outside-of-the-Box Ways to Monetize a Homestead with Chloe Mackintosh of Boxwood Avenue

June 21, 2021 08:00 - 47 minutes - 32.8 MB

While this entire season has been dedicated to generating additional income for your homestead, there's a good chance that you've already heard of or contemplated many of the ideas we've discussed. Today that's about to change my friends. In this episode I'm joined by Chloe Mackintosh of Boxwood Avenue. Despite living in a tiny town in California, Chloe has been able to support homestead by building an online store featuring handcrafted items by local artisans, antiques, and vintage finds. S...

S5 E10: How to Grow Your Homestead Business on YouTube with Tim Schmoyer

June 17, 2021 08:00 - 54 minutes - 37.9 MB

Have you ever sunk a TON of your valuable time, energy, and effort into something only to see little-to-no results on the backend? Despite what you might see on my YouTube page now, this was my experience on the platform several years ago when I first started. In fact, I got so frustrated I nearly gave up on it entirely. Does this describe your current circumstance? If so, fear not my friend. Today on the podcast I'm joined by the one and only Tim Schmoyer. Tim is the owner of Video Creators...

S5 E9: Monetize Your Blog or Website the Evergreen Way with Julie Blanner

June 14, 2021 08:00 - 43 minutes - 30.4 MB

While social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram might be all the rage right now, the trusty blog remains an extremely powerful tool for building your business and your brand. However, when it comes to monetizing a blog and actually turning it into a business, most people have no idea where to start. If that's you, don't worry my friend. My guest today is the incredible Julie Blanner. Julie was an event planner who started a blog to share decor ideas and recipes in the offseason. Ov...

S5 E8: Insta 101-The Basics of Using Instagram to Boost Your Homestead Biz with Ruthie Gray

June 10, 2021 08:00 - 44 minutes - 31 MB

Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the best tools we have today to help grow our blog, business, or side-hustle. However, it can be daunting to even know where to get started. Fear not my friends, help is on the way! Today we're joined by Instagram marketing guru Ruthie Gray. Ruthie helps her clients by teaching them how to build an authentic following. She also hosts the Instagram Insider Hacks podcast where she shares weekly tips to leverage your Instagram marketing. On today's episode, ...

S5 E7: How to Start Your Own Microgreens Business with Laura Patterson

June 07, 2021 08:00 - 44 minutes - 30.8 MB

Throughout this season, we've been covering some extremely important concepts when it comes to building a business. However, much of what we've discussed has been broad in nature up to this point. Fear not my friends, today we're going to get tactical and practical. I'm excited to be joined by Laura Patterson of Hand-Grown Greens. Hand-Grown Greens specializes in growing organic, dense, micro-greens year round. Laura shares her story on how she got into microgreens, how growing them aligned ...

S5 E6: What's Working for Social Media Right Now with Cris Daining

June 03, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 48.5 MB

Whether you like it or not, your business is going to require some type of social media presence in order to maximize your potential. While the ever-changing landscape of social media can be daunting, with the proper tactics, knowledge, and execution it has the power to take your business to incredible new heights. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by my long-time social media manager Cris Daining. Cris has managed my Facebook and Pinterest accounts for longer than either of us can recall. Tog...

S5 E5: How to Work with Sponsors (even if you have a small audience) with Michelle Visser

May 31, 2021 08:00 - 55 minutes - 38 MB

Partnerships are an essential component of every business, especially if you're looking to grow an online presence. Anyone that's followed me for an extended period of time has without a doubt seen me leverage sponsorships and partnerships to grow my business. However, information on how to take advantage of sponsorships is rarely shared by the influencers benefitting the most from them. This is why I'm thrilled to be joined today by my friend Michelle Visser. Michelle is my marketing and pr...

S5 E4: How to Sell Products Online (and Deal with Competitors) with Nicole Gennetta

May 27, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 33.7 MB

The world of selling things online can be intimidating. For some, the anxiety that comes when deciding where to sell their products is enough to make them quit before they ever really start. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by Nicole Gennetta. Among other things, Nicole is the host of the Backyard Bounty Podcast which features a specific segment on farm entrepreneurship.  Nicole caught the online fever after selling items on EBay at the age of 15. In today's episode we cover everything about ...

S5 E3: What's the Best Business for YOUR Homestead

May 24, 2021 08:00 - 41 minutes - 28.8 MB

If you're still with me at this point, my guess is that you've decided it's time to start a business. Congratulations, you've done it! While it's certainly an important step in the process, it's merely the first domino to fall. In today's episode, I'm here to explain the benefits and pitfalls of all of the various types of business opportunities that could be available to you. Whether it's selling farm products, running an online business, network marketing, dropshipping, and everything in b...

S5 E2: How to Confidently Bring Your Product to Market (with CeAnne Kosel)

May 20, 2021 08:00 - 44 minutes - 31 MB

When it comes to marketing experts, few are as savvy as today's guest. I'm thrilled to be joined by my good friend CeAnne Kosel. CeAnne is an expert product designer and is highly experienced in launching products into the marketplace. Along with her husband, the Kosel's founded Farmhouse Teas. Incredibly, what started as a fun project has now turned into a fill-fledged business. In today's episode, CeAnne and I cover everything from getting started to pricing to differentiating yourself in ...

S5 E1: A New Season and a Big Secret

May 17, 2021 08:00 - 25 minutes - 17.4 MB

1Welcome back my friends! While the past few seasons have been fun and have certainly been helpful, I'm thrilled to be addressing one of the most frequently asked questions in the history of my blog and podcast. It's no secret. If you've followed me for any amount of time, you know I've been able to leverage side businesses to build and grow our homestead. In season five of the Old Fashioned On Purpose podcast, I'm bringing in some of my very own business mentors and coaches to provide every...

S4 E12: How to Build Your Natural Preparedness Cabinet with Essential Oils

April 26, 2021 08:00 - 56 minutes - 39.3 MB

If you've followed me for any period of time, you'd know that essential oils have been a crucial element when it comes to my physical and financial health. That being said, even someone with my knowledge and experience has questions that need answered. Who do I turn to? Today I'm thrilled to be joined by Dr. Eric Zielinski. Dr. Z is a national bestselling author and a pioneer in natural living and Biblical health education. In today's episode, Dr. Z helps us stock our cabinets with all of th...

S4 E11: How to Cultivate Community You Can Depend On When Times Get Tough

April 22, 2021 08:00 - 27 minutes - 18.8 MB

3Although we've talked a lot of about forging our own path and carving out our own independence, community is an essential part of the human experience.  Not only is it impossible for us to produce everything we need, sometimes we just flat out need help to get through a difficult time.  Over the past couple years Christian and I have made it a point to invest deeper in our local community.  While it hasn't always been the easiest, in today's episode I share with you some ways that you can s...

S4 E10: Tricks for Storing & Using Bulk Pantry Goods (with Jessica)

April 19, 2021 08:00 - 39 minutes - 27.6 MB

If you've been following along for the past year, food security has been a consistent topic of discussion. While I've talked a lot about planting gardens and how to produce vegetables, meat, dairy, and so on, I've only briefly touched on how to preserve and conserve for the long-haul. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by a real expert on this topic, Jessica from Three Rivers Homestead. With a family with seven kids, Jessica has experience not only with long-term storage but also volume storage...

S4 E9: Make Your Own Homestead Medicine (with Amy Fewell)

April 15, 2021 08:00 - 39 minutes - 27.4 MB

While modern medicine can provide tremendous benefits, it doesn't always provide the best or most helpful solution.  While I have some experience working with things like essential oils, I'm not what someone would call an expert in alternative medicine.  Thankfully, today I'm joined by Amy Fewell.  Amy is an author, entrepreneur, and the Founder of the Homesteaders of America organization.  On today's episode, Amy covers the best herbs to start with, the benefits of fresh vs dried herbs, the...

S4 E8: How to Use a Greenhouse for Increased Food Security

April 12, 2021 08:00 - 50 minutes - 34.7 MB

While Christian and I had dreamed of building a greenhouse for nearly 10 years, when it came time to plan for it the process was so overwhelming that we gave up. While we were able to eventually finish our green house, it didn't happen until connected with someone who really knew what they were talking about. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by a true expert in the greenhouse space, the one and only Drew Landis. Drew is the Marketing and IT Director for Greenhouse Megastore and has personally...

S4 E7: How to Stay Warm (and Cook!) When the Power Goes Out

April 08, 2021 08:00 - 22 minutes - 15.7 MB

This might sound obvious to say, but most of us never even think about heat until the power goes out.  Feeling that winter cold starting to creep in can be a really unsettling feeling if your sole source of heat is from the power grid.  Thankfully, there are ways to counteract this problem.  In today's episode I'm diving into my favorite form of heat. I cover all the basics of wood heat, including how to choose a wood stove and the best types of wood to use.  I also discuss an option that wi...

S4 E6: The Simple Formula for Planning a Year's Worth of Vegetables

April 05, 2021 08:00 - 25 minutes - 17.8 MB

No matter if you're a new gardener or a seasoned veteran, I can guarantee you've struggled with figuring out how much to actually plant. How do I know? I struggled with this problem for years. No matter how much I searched online, I could never find an actual solution. Even worse, I continued making the same mistakes year-after-year without realizing what was happening. Well, fear not my friends. In usual Jill fashion, I'm coming to today's episode with a plan. Join me as I cover my straight...

S4 E5: Creative Off-Grid Water Systems with (Amber Bradshaw)

April 01, 2021 08:00 - 45 minutes - 31.7 MB

I must admit, while I fancy myself as being quite knowledgable as a homesteader, there is one area in particular I didn't have the slightest clue how to tackle. Although I had a good grasp on heating and cooking without electric, I had no idea what to do when it came to getting water. Thankfully, my good friend Amber Bradshaw has returned to help us all tackle our water systems. If you missed out last episode, Amber is a published author and he family's journey to off-grid living has been fe...

S4 E4: Creating a Sustainable Off-Grid Homestead with (Amber Bradshaw)

March 29, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 43 MB

What do you do when the power goes out?  For most of us, this is something we never think about and generally take for granted.  However, the recent events in Texas and in some other areas of the country have re-enforced my interest in becoming self-sufficient when it comes to electricity.  Today I'm thrilled to be joined by Amber Bradshaw.  Amber is an author and her family's journey to off-grid living has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the D.I.Y. Network.  Joi...

S4 E3: Closing the Loop with Dairy & Eggs (with Kate Schat)

March 25, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 33.7 MB

Eggs and dairy are certainly no stranger to this podcast. However, even with all my experience, I've never been able to figure out how to keep things going year-after-year without heading back to the store. In order to help solve this very problem, in today's episode I'm bringing in my good friend Kate Schat. Kate runs her blog, Venison for Dinner, and has dedicated her life to homesteading and homeschooling. Kate lends her expertise and experience when it comes to creating self-sustaining, ...

S4 E2: How to Never Buy Meat at the Store Again

March 22, 2021 08:00 - 48 minutes - 33.7 MB

What if you could never buy meat at the grocery store again?  When I ask that question, I don't mean that the grocery store stopped selling meat.  I mean, what if you could create your own self-sustaining source of meat that continued to produce year-after-year?  In today's episode, I take a deep dive on everything needed to get a better handle on your meat production and storage needs.  This includes everything from selecting the correct freezer, the amount of land you'll need to raise meat...

S4 E1: It's Time to Buck the System

March 18, 2021 08:00 - 16 minutes - 11.2 MB

Whether it's toilet paper flying off the shelves or a historic winter storm in Texas, the past year has taught me that the systems society has created for us don't always work as designed in times of need. While us homesteaders already act outside the system by being homesteaders in the first place, I'm dedicating this season to building systems that can contribute to ourselves and our communities when disasters strike. Listen today to find out why this has become even more important to me o...

S4 Bonus: The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Made in my Homestead Business

March 15, 2021 08:00 - 28 minutes - 19.6 MB

While we're getting ready to hit spring time and there's all sorts of exciting things happening on the homestead, I thought now was a great time to hit on something I always receive a ton of questions about.  When you look at what Christian and I have built for ourselves, it's easy to assume that we always had money and things have been smooth sailing ever since we started this homesteading journey.  Let me tell you, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In today's episode, I'm going to ...

S3 E11: How to Recover After a Major Garden Failure with Cris Daining

March 01, 2021 09:00 - 47 minutes - 33.1 MB

No matter how long you've been gardening, it's almost guaranteed that you've faced some type of epic failure with your garden.  While it's easy to get down on yourself when you have a bad gardening season, I'm here to give you some encouragement to continue pushing forward.  In today's episode, I'm joined by my right-hand woman Cris Daining.  Cris and I have been working together for years, and she's the first person I always turn to with my garden questions.   Together we discuss why it's i...

S3 E10: The Mysterious Winter Garden

February 25, 2021 09:00 - 36 minutes - 25.1 MB

Winter gardening.  No, I haven't bumped my head, and Christian and I didn't decide to pick up and move south.  As crazy as it might sound, your garden is still a valuable tool no matter how cold it gets in the winter.  While you might not be able to grow crops, today I'm going to explain how you can utilize your garden as additional storage to help your harvest last.  I also cover other ways to extend your garden into the winter months, such as cold frames, high and low tunnels, and greenhou...

S3 E9: But Wait! There's More (Planning a Fall Garden)

February 22, 2021 09:00 - 33 minutes - 23.2 MB

Summertime is a garden season, right?  I don't know about you, but that's how I operated for the longest time.  To be honest, I couldn't even conceive of being able to do anything in the garden after the August harvest.  While you might not be able to plant a full garden in the fall, there are some amazing benefits to growing vegetables from September on into the early winter months.  In today's episode, I cover the vegetables that thrive in the fall, when you need to plant your fall garden ...

S3 E8: HARVEST: It's Coming... Ready or Not...

February 18, 2021 09:00 - 28 minutes - 19.6 MB

Whether you're ready or not, there's nothing you can do to stop the coming harvest.  Now that we know you can't stop mother nature, what can be done to prepare?  I'm glad you asked my friend.  In today's episode, I explain some of my favorite methods of preservation, how I let my harvest influence my meal plans, and how to deal with the current lid shortage crises. Discover when to use canning, fermentation, pickling, and other preservation methods to maximize your harvest.  Trust me, this i...

S3 E7: The Truth About Chickens in the Garden with Lisa Steele

February 15, 2021 09:00 - 39 minutes - 27.6 MB

Have you ever had visions of a lush, bountiful garden complete with chickens pecking around perfectly ripe tomatoes?  I know I certainly did, but I quickly learned that while chickens can be great for a garden, there are some things you must understand before you introduce them.  Thankfully, today we're joined by a true expert in the field, my friend and esteemed author Lisa Steele.  Listen as Lisa and I dive deep into how chickens can help cut down on waste, how they help feed your garden, ...

S3 E6: The Magical Honeymoon Period

February 11, 2021 09:00 - 33 minutes - 23.4 MB

You've done all the hard work planning your garden and you finally planted the seeds.  Now what?  While we're waiting for our crops to grow, we can use this downtime to keep the garden clean and take care of some preventative maintenance.  In today's episode, I cover watering, mulching, pest control, and so much more.  If you want to make sure you continue to stay ahead of the game as you push closer to harvest time, then this episode is especially for you.  Don't let all that hard work go t...

S3 E5: It's Go Time, Baby

February 08, 2021 09:00 - 30 minutes - 21 MB

Today is the day my friends!  All of the planning and preparation is done, and the time has finally arrived to plant our seeds in the ground.  However, before you toss everything aside and sprint out to your garden, there are a couple of things you'll want to consider.  In today's episode, I detail why frost dates and garden zones are important and how to find them.  I discuss several different ways to prep your soil, including a rototiller and a good old-fashioned shovel.  Finally, I explai...

S3 E4: Dishing Up the Dirt on Dirt

February 04, 2021 09:00 - 32 minutes - 22.3 MB

When it comes to planting a garden, your soil is similar to a house's foundation.  You can buy the most expensive seeds you like, but if the soil you plant them in isn't right the whole thing is bound to fall apart.   Listen today to discover the most common types of soil, how to get your soil tested, how your PH levels affect your crops, and some simple steps on how to amend your soil.  Today's episode is all about getting dirty and laying the literal groundwork for a thriving garden.  Grab...

S3 E3 Seed Shortages & Basement Seedlings...

February 01, 2021 09:00 - 26 minutes - 18.1 MB

With the events of the past year, there have been certain items that have become even more essential for everyday life.  While things like toilet paper and hand sanitizer flew off the shelves, one unforeseen item sold out quicker than expected. Due to both higher demand and restrictions on production, seeds have been selling out way ahead of schedule.  In today's episode, we dig into the process of planning, purchasing, and preparing your seeds for use in your garden.  Learn the process of s...

S3 E3: Seed Shortages & Basement Seedlings...

February 01, 2021 09:00 - 26 minutes - 18.1 MB

With the events of the past year, there have been certain items that have become even more essential for everyday life.  While things like toilet paper and hand sanitizer flew off the shelves, one unforeseen item sold out quicker than expected. Due to both higher demand and restrictions on production, seeds have been selling out way ahead of schedule.  In today's episode, we dig into the process of planning, purchasing, and preparing your seeds for use in your garden.  Learn the process of s...

S3 E2: Location, Location, Location

January 28, 2021 09:00 - 26 minutes - 18.2 MB

The foundation of any great garden depends on three things: Location, Location, Location. So how do we determine the proper location for a garden? I'm glad you asked! In today's episode, I'm digging deep into the best strategies and techniques for finding the ideal sunny spot, determining the proper size garden for your family, and deciding the correct planting method based on your soil type. Learn how to create a sun map, how to keep pesky critters out of your garden, how to amend your soil...

S3 E1: The Victory Garden is BACK

January 25, 2021 09:00 - 19 minutes - 13.3 MB

Welcome back, my friends!  I can't begin to express how excited I am for what we're tackling in season three of the Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast. This past year was wild, to say the least.   I don't know about you, but I certainly never could've imagined that food shortage could be a topic of conversation in 2020.   Because of this, I'm dedicating this season to something that needs to be revived in this country:  The Victory Garden.   For those of you who've had a desire to start a gard...

S1 E10: What the Future Holds

January 07, 2021 09:00 - 32 minutes - 22.7 MB

It's hard to believe it, but we've already reached the end of the "first" season.  As we bring this season to a close, it's time to turn an eye to the future.  In today's episode, I go over some of the plans (both big and small) that Christian and I have been discussing for quite some time.  I'm really thrilled to share some of this with you as we're developing new businesses and shifting some of our focus to giving back to the community.  Last but not least, get a sneak preview of what's to...

S2 E10: What the Future Holds

January 07, 2021 09:00 - 32 minutes - 22.7 MB

It's hard to believe it, but we've already reached the end of the "first" season.  As we bring this season to a close, it's time to turn an eye to the future.  In today's episode, I go over some of the plans (both big and small) that Christian and I have been discussing for quite some time.  I'm really thrilled to share some of this with you as we're developing new businesses and shifting some of our focus to giving back to the community.  Last but not least, get a sneak preview of what's to...

S2 E9: Why the Heck Am I Doing This??

January 04, 2021 09:00 - 30 minutes - 21.4 MB

Clarity is everything. In any area of life, gaining clarity on your goals and your vision is critical for success. This fact became even more apparent in my own life when it came time to write my cookbook. The entire process of writing my cookbook forced me to question everything about what I was currently doing in my life and where I wanted to go in the future. In the end, I came out with a book and a completely clear and focused vision for my future. Listen today to find out how you can fi...

S1 E9: Why the Heck Am I Doing This??

January 04, 2021 09:00 - 30 minutes - 21.4 MB

Clarity is everything. In any area of life, gaining clarity on your goals and your vision is critical for success. This fact became even more apparent in my own life when it came time to write my cookbook. The entire process of writing my cookbook forced me to question everything about what I was currently doing in my life and where I wanted to go in the future. In the end, I came out with a book and a completely clear and focused vision for my future. Listen today to find out how you can fi...

S2 E8: Building a Parachute on the Way Down

December 31, 2020 13:00 - 24 minutes - 16.9 MB

While I'm a major advocate for setting goals and making plans to achieve them, sometimes there comes a time when you just have to jump. The truth is, if you're waiting for the perfect time to do something it's never going to come. As you've learned in my own story up to this point, I don't know if I've ever been "ready" to do much of anything in my life. Most of what I've done has simply been accomplished by following a passion and letting it guide me to where I need to be. On today's e[isod...

S1 E8: Building a Parachute on the Way Down

December 31, 2020 13:00 - 24 minutes - 16.9 MB

While I'm a major advocate for setting goals and making plans to achieve them, sometimes there comes a time when you just have to jump. The truth is, if you're waiting for the perfect time to do something it's never going to come. As you've learned in my own story up to this point, I don't know if I've ever been "ready" to do much of anything in my life. Most of what I've done has simply been accomplished by following a passion and letting it guide me to where I need to be. On today's e[isod...