#245 Lindsay Davis- Clues for a Meaningful and Memorable Life

July 1, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes

Just about one month ago we did a show with one of my very favorite people, Creative Business and Performance Coach, Lindsay Davis. For those interested, that was show #238 on the very important subject of Detachment. It was all about how to emotionally detach from stress-inducing situations.

As we neared the end of the episode, we realized that a follow-up session might be very helpful and offer clarity on a subject very dear to all of us: how do we discover our purpose in life. Now… this is a tricky discussion because there seems (to me) to be two kinds of purposes: One is that general purpose of simply being a good person (you know, with strong values and engaging relationships), but the second kind of purpose is frequently much more difficult to discover. And that is: What is YOUR Personal Purpose.

That is what we will talk about today with Lindsay Davis—who has most helpful thoughts on how to discover “clues to making your life meaningful and memorable.”


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#244 Rand Sperry: Making the Most of the Years that Matter Most

June 21, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Well, it’s my first day back from 3 weeks in Portugal. I am rested and ready to go. Today’s show is sort of a last-minute idea because we feared I would be hampered by jetlag, but that is not the case.

I am so happy to say that my dear friend, Rand Sperry was available to have a discussion on a subject very dear to both of us—basically it’s all about how to optimize “old age” before you reach “Old, old age.” Haha

In the 2020’s we have an entirely different concept of old age than we did 50 years ago. 50 years ago, 60 was considered old. Today that is not the case. In fact, I am not even sure what we consider to be “old age” now days—certainly not before 80 years old.

In two months, I will be 73 and I feel as if I am at least 20 years younger. In fact, I am in what I consider to be the most golden years of life. I call these years my “Autumn” which I will explain later in the show.

So let’s bring on the very youthful Rand Sperry to talk about “Making the Most of the Years that Matter Most.”


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#243 Pam and Charlie: Two Different Ideas for a Holiday

June 14, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Hey Paul. We are so fortunate today to have as a guest my “reluctant to do podcasts” wife. After more than 200 episodes she has come on the show with me only one time—and that was from Italy, probably 3 or 4 years ago.

Today is special. We haven’t seen each other in more than 10 days and have probably talked on the phone only three times… because she and her friends have been sooo busy.

Pam and I have different ideas of the ideal vacation. Although I do like some activity and sightseeing, I must have time to rest and do nothing. Pam’s idea of rest only comes with the need to sleep, otherwise she is busy doing something.

While I have been in Portugal alone, Pam has been in the UK with her sister, niece, and daughter-in-law. The have been to Scotland, Wales, Bath, and London in about 9 days. Yikes! I’d need hours of therapy to recover.

So, let’s compare notes, both about our trips and what is important in life. And… by the way… you are going to love Pam!


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#242 Charlie in Lisbon: Adventures in Solitude

June 8, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Hey Paul. Today, instead of sitting with you in studio, right now I am sitting on my sofa in my apartment in Lisbon, Portugal. I was out today roaming the town and finding myself surrounded by throngs of tourists. Man, I have a distaste for crowds. And I do have a bit of frustration with tourists that expect nationals to behave in ways that suit their personal desires.

Life is different in a foreign country and, truthfully, that is precisely what makes a foreign country so attractive—it is “foreign.”

This is a different kind of trip for me. I am spending more time in my apartment than usual, seeing fewer sights that usual because I am reading and writing. Still, I do not feel the same as I do at home.

Different “home” with different people, foods, and habits.

Please join Paul and me for an update on “Adventures in Solitude in Lisbon.”


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#241 Andy Hahn: The One-Hour Miracle

May 31, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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My special guest today, Dr. Andrew Hahn has just released a new book, titled “The One Hour Miracle.” And I must tell you… as skeptical as I am about such seemingly… shall we say, “far-reaching” proclamations, Andy has pioneered a process called Life-Centered Therapy that just might get you there.

You will soon discover that Andy is one of the smartest guests we’ve ever had on the show… maybe that’s why he’s a Harvard grad.

Andy Hahn got my attention when he told me that “our life’s work is about the revelation of who we really are.”

So, without any further introduction, let’s bring on Dr Andrew Hahn and talk about discovering a rich life of meaning and how we might find a way to manage, or even dismiss, our most limiting traumas and stresses.

You can contact Dr Hahn at andyhahn@ lifecenteredtherapy.com

For more go to www.lifecenteredtherapy.com

To get Andy’s new book click The One-Hour Miracle



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#240 Cara Stewart: Into the Mind of Charlie

May 24, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Today is a dramatic departure from the normal format of our podcast. That because today my, friend Cara Stewart, will host the show as she interviews me as a guest on my own podcast.

Initially, I invited Cara to be a guest on the show but after she and I discussed possible topics she came up with the question, “Hey, Charlie. Has anyone ever interviewed you on your show? To which my response was, “Well, not really.”

After just a few moments of thought, I said, “Let’s give it shot.” So here we are.

Fortunately, Cara Steward in an excellent host: she is a former journalist, a frequent co-host of another podcast on OC Talk Radio, a serial entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Altalunas Media.

I have no idea what to expect.

With that, let’s discover just what Cara Stewart has in mind as today’s guest host of the Next Chapter with Charlie.


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#239 Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino: The Change Guidebook

May 17, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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My guest today, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, is the founder of The Best Ever You Network. What a business name… The Best Ever You Network. I love it!’

As she tells us in the interview, Elizabeth founded her company in 2008 and began her podcasts in 2010. I kind of view her as a bit of a pioneer in the field of understanding how self-improvement methodologies can result in in genuinely changed lives. Elizabeth is determined to produce actual results that make a real difference in the lives of the thousands of people she regularly influences. Elizabeth will challenge the way you think about living your life intentionally.

Elizabeth offers books, podcasts, YouTube videos, and seminars you can find both live and online at her website thebesteveryou.com

Discover more about Elizabeth at Best Ever You Network

You can also check out her highly reviewed new book The Change Guidebook

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#238 Lindsay Davis- Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of Things That Don’t Work

May 10, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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I think most all working adults have experienced (or are experiencing) the sluggish malaise of a burn out. These are the times when our joy of life just feels stalled and all that remains is stress and anxiety. I, myself, am just emerging from that nearly paralyzing state of burn out.

For that reason, I am so much looking forward to our conversation today with one of my very favorite podcast guests: Lindsay Davis. Lindsay is a business and life coach for high performers. She “lives” in the success arena and fully understands one of the greatest issues facing high performers—burn out!

I have so much more to say but, instead, why don’t we just bring on our voice of sanity, Lindsay Davis.

You can contact Lindsay at lindsay@lindsaydaviscoaching.com

Get Lindsay’s Path to Possibility Journal at http://thepathtopossibilityjournal.com/

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life



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#237 Terry Hershey: The Sacred Wounds of Brokenness

April 26, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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This week on his blog, Sabbath Moment, Terry Hershey has been writing about the restorative power of brokenness.

Terry writes this: “In embracing our wounds, they become sacred wounds, because grace is alive and well in brokenness. It’s paradigm shift time. Time to move from a project-management view of life, to a “wade-in” view of life. Life, in its brokenness, is not to be contained, explained, or fixed.”

I really like the idea of moving on from a project-management view of life. It is so much better to view life as an exciting and unpredictable adventure, as opposed to a “project.” And, as we all know, with adventure comes disappointment and messiness.

Perhaps the messiness of it all is the key notion we will discuss in this show because messiness includes being wounded and broken.

For more on Terry Hershey and to read his blog Sabbath Moment please go to www.terryhershey.com


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#236 Zen Cryar DeBrucke: Your Internal Guidance System

April 19, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Our talk today is a most important discussion about how we can better “orient” our lives. Let me explain. For decades, I have believed in the idea that we all possess some sort of built-in internal gyroscope to align our daily lives with our personal values. As you well know, the technical function of a gyroscope is to detect the deviation of an object from its desired orientation. Isn’t that true for us as well? I truly believe that we have (or need) a personal internal gyroscope.

Well, our guest today, Zen Cryar DeBrucke, has devoted more than 30 years to exploring this very subject. She describes it in her book Your Internal Guidance System. Zen also founded and manages the Smart Soul Academy which encapsulates 30 years of exploring. The online Academy contains trainings and systems that will enable you to master the use of your IGS (or Internal Guidance System).

On today’s show Zen talks to us about accessing and implementing Your Internal Guidance System. I am very into this topic and can’t wait for Zen’s expertise.

Please connect with Zen’s Smart Soul Academy and learn how to discover and use your Internal Guidance System.

Click on the title to find Zen’s book Your Internal Guidance System

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