Episode 69: Evolving Dreams with Jeff Ragan

Jeff Ragan: Founder/CEO – Kize Concepts Inc. Jeff is the CEO and founder of an all natural, premium natural food product company called Kize Concepts, a convenient, high quality, delicious food product line while also integrating fitness and life improvement services. He is dedicated to anything and everything to help people be their best and…

Episode 68: Connecting the Dots with Adele Weaver

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn With summer underway today we are discussing our favorite personal development hacks and apps while traveling: Instacart YouVersion Bible App Adele Weaver: Entrepreneur Adele is a lifetime entrepreneur with a 20 year track record of starting and scaling businesses. She started her first business at age 8, a bakery…

Episode 67: Problem Solving with Tina Gering

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn At Loveworks we believe that one of the ways that you can become the best version of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs and resources that encourage us to grow emotionally, spiritually, and professionally.   Today, we are going to…

Episode 66: Olympic Dreaming with Adoh Doherty

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn Today we’re talking about the “must-have” books for summer vacation! Here are the books we would take with us on a trip to the lake or summer trip.  Grit by Angela Duckworth Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome Adoh Doherty:…

Ironman Tapertime

My Ironman WHY. This article, Ironman Tapertime was shared with me recently and I hope you’re inspired with it while pursuing your dream when it gets hard. Because it will.  Caution, this is LONG, but will take you less time to read, then will take me to finish my race on 5.23.21 😉Hope you enjoy…

Why Kids Need the Superpower of Courage

Kids need the superpower of courage. When it comes to helping kids develop it, adults shouldn’t focus on pushing kids into situations that could be harmful to their physical, mental or emotional development. Instead, guide kids to develop courage by: trying something new     experiencing something they perceive as hard     acting ethically, or rightly, even when…

Leading Through Hard Times: Part 2

In Oklahoma, we are used to having a lot of severe weather threats over the spring months. During these months, we pack a storm shelter bags with necessities and treats (to bribe the kids if needed to venture down into the shelter), and I watch the weather app a lot.  But often times, these big…

Leading Through Hard Times: Part 1

What do the following businesses all have in common? *Cue the Jeopardy background music* Most people don’t know that each of these giant companies started in or around economic recession or depression. That’s right. In fact, half of the companies in the Fortune 500 index were started in a bear market or recession.  Innovation and hope…

Fight for your Finish Line

The last thing I dreamt of doing was WALKING the last half of my marathon as there were hundreds of children lining the street to cheer while a mariachi band played festive music, and bystanders waved poster boards with motivational quotes along the path. If that wasn’t enough, there was a stunning view of the…

Make 2020 Mean Something

Without a doubt, several things have happened this year that are out of our control that could serve as distractions. From a presidential impeachment to a global pandemic, civil unrest, a busy hurricane season, the loss of a Supreme Court Justice, the list could go on and on.  Negativity will go as far as you…