The Self-Help Rockstar Show
Summary: The Self-Help Rockstar Show (formerly the No Easy Answers podcast) is where self-help becomes cool. After overcoming his own personal obstacles and demons, host Barry Mangione is on a mission to share the tools, tricks, and timeless truths that helped change his life, to help create a worldwide army of self-help rockstars! Barry is an author, musician and life coach. He suffered through depression, divorce, bankruptcy, alcoholism, and thoughts of suicide. Yet he turned it all around to create a life filled with happiness, peace, and abundance. Inspiration Mondays feature songs to get you moving and inspired for the week ahead, along with Barry's unique Self-Help Rockstar commentary. Wisdom Wednesdays feature interviews with inspirational figures, thought leaders, and experts in their fields, giving you knowledge and experience to help live your best life possible. F-Word Fridays feature Barry giving the "Self-Help Rockstar Treatment" to a different f-word every week (forgiveness, fear, freedom, fun...) to lighten up the spirit of self-help and give listeners a good vibe and something to think about going into the weekend and beyond. Find out more about Barry at barrymangione.com
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, which is available through Amazon (http://amzn.com/0692330011) or through barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about why the "right time" is never going to come - we have to make the "right time" happen for ourselves.
#65 - What Am I Waiting For? (Chapter Cast #12) (No Easy Answers)
How many times do things have to turn out alright before we realize and accept that somehow, things will always turn out alright? This question was way too long to fit the whole thing in the title. How many times have you found yourself in a jam, wondering how the hell you were going to get out of it, forgetting about all the other jams you've been in in your life and how you've gotten out of those? Often, when we're in a difficult situation, we tend to focus on the negative aspects of it and of US, instead of focusing on how resourceful we've been in the past. So how many times will things have to turn out alright for you before you stop worrying about things? Let me know. Drop me a line on Twitter: @barrymangione, or email me at barrymangione.com
#64 - How Many Times...? (No Easy Answers)
What do you do when your battery is running low? In this episode, I talk about what to do when your battery, or your personal energy, is running low. I take a cue from what I do with my electronics and explore two options to either conserve battery or recharge. Let me know what you do when your personal battery is running low. Drop me a line on Twitter, or through barrymangione.com!
#63 - What Do You Do When Your Battery is Running Low? (No Easy Answers)
What do the movie Convoy, the movie Castaway, and control over our thoughts and emotions have in common? In this episode, I talk about emotional triggers, and how much control we have over what we think are out-of-control emotions, thoughts, and "triggers." Don't forget to check out barrymangione.com for all the latest info on my creative projects and coaching!
#62 - What Movie Will You Play? (No Easy Answers)
In my book I talk about what we can and can't control. In this episode, I take a different spin on it and ask if we're ever really in control. I say "spin" because this episode was inspired by a recent bout of illness that had me off-balance and dizzy and brought back memories of my drinking days. Remembering the feeling of shame that came with the loss of control from getting drunk is apparently still in my cellular memory, so I had the opportunity to explore my relationship with control and lack of control. Let me know what you think about this episode and about the show. Drop me a line on my website, barrymangione.com, on Twitter: @barrymangione, or email me at email@example.com
#61 - Are We Ever Really In Control? (No Easy Answers)
Wondering when it's going to be "your time?" You're not alone! There are a lot of us out there wondering when our big break is finally going to come or when all the suffering and hard work we've invested in something will pay off. In this episode, I talk about shifting from "Why not me?" thinking to "What am I not doing?" thinking to get us to change the actions we're taking in order to get different results. By the way, if I sound a little disjointed in this one, my apologies. I was a little under the weather when recording this episode, but didn't want to miss my regular release date! Check out barrymangione.com for all the latest stuff!
#60 - Why Not Me? (No Easy Answers)
A couple of episodes ago, I asked for your questions relating to any of the topics we cover here on No Easy Answers. This question came from listener, friend, and podcast guest Anthony Cardno. He wants to know how to decide when it's time to change life coaches. To answer Anthony's question, I draw from my own experiences with changing other professionals that I've worked with in the past. If you have a question for the show, please send it to me either on Twitter: @barrymangione, or at firstname.lastname@example.org And don't forget to check out barrymangione.com!
#59 - How Do I Decide When It's Time to Change Life Coaches? (submitted by Anthony Cardno) (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, "Who Am I to Judge?" and in it I talk about becoming aware of how judgmental we are and how it can negatively affect us. If you enjoy this episode and my other Chapter Casts, check out the whole book here on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 And check out barrymangione.com for all the latest on my creative projects.