#208 Nese Dolan and Charlie: Broken, Mended and Better Than New

September 14, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our show today is a fun experiment. I have invited Nese Dolan, Director of Communications at Wells of Life and active law student to be on her very first podcast, not as a guest but as host!

Yes. I couple months ago Nese interviewed me for an Onboarding Project for her new job. Her interview was outstanding. I told her she could be the host of a podcast, and then… well… then I offered her an opportunity to host our show today.

On this episode, Nese and I will talk about the beauty of brokenness. Using the Japanese cultural models of “wabi sabi” and “kintsugi” we delve into the idea of how displaying brokenness can be a measure of strength and experience.

Please enjoy and Nese Dolan leads me on a journey of discovery.


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#207 Courtney Marchesani: A Weaver and a Thief-On the Craft of Creativity

September 7, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Sometimes really good things occur totally un-planned and today’s show is one of those times. Serendipity!!!

Truth is, only this morning I had a very last-minute cancelation with my guest today. So as I was planning a “solo-sode” on the Craft of Creativity, I happened to receive a text early this morning from Courtney Marchesani about an unrelated issue and lo and behold, here she is joining me in to discuss creativity—as it happens one of her favorite topics.

I am anxious as anyone to see just how this show comes about. I trust serendipity. Let’s see as we once again welcome Courtney Marchesani.

Note after the show: Courtney is truly brilliant!

Click here for access go to Courtney’s Free Sensitivity Test

For Courtney’s book go to Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive


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Love is in the Details

September 4, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Life is in the details. If you generalize, it doesn’t resonate.” Jacqueline Woodson

I went to a funeral. After a small handful of inspirational speakers presented, a younger man made his way to the front and spoke words from the heart of wisdom. In a very comfortable everyday manner of speech, he prompted us all, several times, not to neglect the “details” of love.

Love is a Verb

As I stood there contemplating his potent words I was reminded of the oft-used phrase, “love is a verb.” Love is an action word, not a concept nor a theology.

And since it is a verb, it is best defined by the adverbs, nouns, or pronouns that follow. Love is best described by the actions it takes and the responses these actions generate. Too often these actions of love go unrecognized if we are not careful to pay attention with the right kinds of eyes and ears.

Unrecognized “Details”

My current coach sends me a book a couple times each month. Unfortunately, too frequently I fail to see the love that she sends with each gift. A friend called yesterday to ask about the source of a quote I used on a blog. When I told him it was unattributed because I was the writer of the quote, he was shocked. “You wrote that??!!” “Haha,” I chanted, “tis true.” What a gift of love.

“Details” That Last

Almost twenty years ago, I was coaching a 12-year-old baseball team at a “Father’s Day” baseball tournament in our area. I jokingly asked the boys, “So… what did you guys get me for Father’s Day (all the while knowing full well they brought nothing).” That was when 12-year-old Joe Musgrove (now a pitcher for the San Diego Padres) piped up, “We’re gonna win you a championship, Coach!” And they did. What a very huge gift of love. Winning only added to the joy of the young Joe Musgrove’s words of love to a coach.

Tis a day I shall take with me to the “Pearly Gates.”

Love is Not

A Nice Theory

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#206 Teresa McQueen: A Litigator’s View on Civility in the Courtroom and in Life

August 31, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I believe we covered very fresh ground today on this entertaining and informative show with Labor law attorney Teresa McQueen. What Teresa learned early in life as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas she has used to transform her hugely successful law practice. Now she even spreads her intelligent and ever-so insightful wisdom as podcast host of Workplace Perspective.

Our show begins with Teresa describing her professional journey, and in doing so, she reveals one key idea that may be the secret to her success and to yours as well. That is, Civility—an infrequently used word for just being nice!

Teresa has discovered measurably good results in the courtroom and business and in life in general, simply by relying on a habit of respect for the needs and positions of other people—even the attorney sitting across the aisle.

How does that message apply to you and me? Listen to this lively and informative conversation with attorney, Teresa McQueen.

For more on Teresa McQueen visit her website at Workplace Perspective

You can get in touch with Teresa at tmcqueen@workplaceperspective.com


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A Weaver and A Thief: On the Craft of Creativity

August 29, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

I am a Weaver and a Thief. I steal threads from others and weave them into a tapestry of my own.”

Creative ideas are rarely original. More often, creative ideas evolve from the influence others.

This is How You Lose the Time War

On a recommendation from Tim Ferriss for the novella This is How You Lose the Time War, I picked a copy and, as advertised, I couldn’t set it down. Exquisitely as charming as it was insightful, the book instilled a host of new ideas of time and love and even the deep nature of God.
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