Remixed, Reimagined.

This podcast started from a tiny idea of wanting to record my thoughts and insights each morning after an amazing run. I soon realized, why not share these ideas with the world and see what happens? As a result this podcast was born!

What began as little daily thought bubbles has evolved to featured guests who share their insights about business, morning routines, productivity and holistic living.

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The Episodes

007 Quotes to Inspire Your Day – Luck is When Preparation Meets Opportunity



Seneca so wisely advised, there’s no such thing as luck. This is good news because that means we’ve always had the choice to steer our own ship. Prepare, and things will happen. That’s the law.

In this short and sweet episode, I talk about preparation and how it sets you up for “luck” and things landing in your lap. There’s no such thing as an overnight success, but perhaps an overnight success is someone that was ten years in the making through continuous hard work.

Doing one thing, measuring those results, and then moving onto the next is a good path. I think you can see these examples with many successful people– they may seem like overnight successes, but that was not the case. They stayed on course and focused on one thing, and maybe in that one thing there were many facets, but they focused on one direct course with steel focus.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. 


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006 Quotes to Inspire Your Day – Faith is Taking the First Step



In this fun two-part series, I thought it would be fun to talk about a few of my favorite quotes and affirmations. In this episode, I celebrate one from Martin Luther King, Jr., which is all about faith and taking that first step.

There’s something powerful about affirmations and I personally rely upon them daily. The way I make them useful throughout my day is to write about them in my journal and reflect on how they affect my mind and help me see things through a different lens. This episode explains how you can do the same.

Faith is taking the first step. You don’t need to see the full staircase, just take the first step. 

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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005 The Power of Nonresistance


In this solo episode, I talk about the power of nonresistance. What we resist persists and what we think about most of the time is our experience. From this perspective, it’s no surprise that we keep getting more of what we do not want.

If we’re willing to pay attention to the moments when we resist, we can use this internal data so we can prevent the cycle of repeating the behaviors that hold us back. The messages can often be subtle and hard to notice if we’re always in the way of ourselves. Our willingness to sit still in this time of epic distraction is the key to finding the answers we seek.


It’s our willingness to be naked and face our own truth, even when the ground falls from beneath us. If we’re always playing it safe, we’ll always run into resistance.

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004 In Making Things, We Make Ourselves with Cynthia Morris




Cynthia Morris helps people power up their creative talents so they can make things that matter. Founder of Original Impulse, a boutique coaching company, she runs online and in-person writing and creativity workshops.

Cynthia’s books include Create Your Writer’s Life; Leading Tours for Fun and Profit; The Graceful Return and the historical novel Chasing Sylvia Beach.

An avid artist, Cynthia shows the way to daily joy in her Capture the Wow workshops in the US and Europe. 
Cynthia blogs about creative productivity at

In making things, we make ourselves. 

–Cynthia Morris

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003 Laura Vanderkam Shows You How to Create Success Before Breakfast


Nationally recognized author, Laura Vanderkam, talks about her groundbreaking book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, which is part of her popular mini e-book series, including two other short guides to achieving more at work and at home.

These books are quick and easy reads, and I’ve personally read and re-read What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast may times. Laura’s approach to writing this book was to gather stories from some of the most successful people so we could all learn from their wisdom.

We also talk about the “magic of the morning” and how this is the special time to “pay yourself first.” During these early hours of the day, you’re able to nurture yourself in areas such as: exercise, business and spiritual pursuits.

Successful people know that small things done repeatedly have great power. 

–Laura Vanderkam, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

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002 Making Art & Morning Routines with Prosperity for Writers Author, Honorée Corder


Honorée Corder is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book Prosperity for Writers (and more than a dozen other books, including Business Dating: Applying Relationship Rules in Business for Ultimate Success and Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results, as well as The Successful Single Mom book series, The Successful Single Dad, Play2Pay, Paying4College, and Tall Order!)

In this episode, we chat about morning routines, and how Honorée uses the first few hours each day to write her books. We also talk about her latest book, Prosperity for Writers and how she applies the principles of prosperity and abundance to the writing process. Honorée provides a practical and powerful process for breaking through the barriers that get in our way to finally becoming a published author.



Everyone’s a unicorn and is unique and special. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. We all have the ability to create art and make money from it. 

–Honorée Corder

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