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Episode 153 – Steve Taylor – Commercial Pilot

Capt. Steve Taylor (Ret.) joins host Craig Price to discuss his life as a commercial pilot. Not many people get to fly commercial jets for a living so when Craig had the chance to get Steve Taylor on the podcast to discuss his latest book “Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age” he was sure to ask about how Steve became a pilot, why regional airlines have such young pilots, why the military fosters cockiness in their pilots and where is some hairy places to land. Craig also learns that Steve has a very narrow view on what “dangerous” really means and how close a “close call” must be before Steve even thinks it’s a problem.

The stories in “Wheels Up” are not made up. They are the real deal true antics of a jet age pilot in the high-octane environment of the cockpit. Some will give you pause and make you think, some will knock the wind out of you, and some will make you throw your head back and laugh. From the hallowed halls of The Citadel to the sometimes dark skies of Vietnam to the pranks and high jinks of a game-faced pilot, Captain Steve Taylor will fly you to places few have seen.

You can learn more about Steve and his books at http://www.stevetaylorbooks.com

APP BONUS: Read Chapter 1 of “Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age” titled “No Landing Pilot” by downloading the app!

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Episode 139 – David Graham – Craft Beers

David Graham with the Karbach Brewing Co (@KarbachBrewing on Twitter) talks craft beers with host Craig Price. Craig certainly enjoys a tasty adult beverage from time to time so the opportunity to go to a brewery and talk beer was too good to be true. David and Craig sit inside the climate controlled barrel room inside the Karbach brewery in Houston to talk the recent trend of brewing craft beers, how they are popping up everywhere including at home brewers, the decision of can vs. bottle, competing in a growing competitive market,  how they distribute their beer and how they prep their seasonal beers. It’s fun for the whole family (or at least those over 21).

You can find Karbach Brewing brands in the greater Houston area and around Texas but you can learn more at http://karbachbrewing.com  Stop by their brewery for a tour!

Drink Responsibly!

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Episode 131 – Maria Matarelli – Workaholism

Maria Matarelli (@MariaMatarelli on twitter) returns to talk workaholism with host Craig Price. Craig’s hesitation to participate in the new martyrdom of “being busy” is explored as Maria defines hard work vs. workaholism. The two talk about how working too long, too often can destroy relationships, cause health problems and in some extreme instances, increased income (we told you Craig isn’t 100% on board).  They show that working smarter is always preferred over working harder. Maria’s book “Workaholic? A 12-Step Guide to Having a Life and Getting Things Done” is a great start on the road to recovery. Consider this podcast an intervention for those who just can’t relax and must fill their lives with work.

Learn more about Maria at http://mariamatarelli.com and order the book at http://workaholicbook.com 

APP BONUS: Get the 12 step flash card to keep you on track.

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Episode 127 – Barbara Dolan – Roller Derby

Barbara Dolan (@Derby_Lite on twitter) invites host Craig Price into her home to discuss roller derby. While in Chicago (birthplace of roller derby) this past spring, Craig couldn’t pass up a chance to sit down with the Queen B herself, Barbara Dolan to discuss the history of roller derby. They talk about the rules, what the positions are called and how Barbara has taken some of the fundamentals of roller derby and incorporated them into her fitness company Derby Lite where women of all ages practice the skills and drills of the sport of roller derby. While Craig remembers watching bits of roller derby on Saturday afternoons in the 70s and 80s, a resurgence in the past decade has really elevated to sport into not only a safer sport but something people can readily participate in. The two even figure out a cool derby name for Craig. 

At Derby Lite their Certified Instructors lead high energy Fitness Skating exercise classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skaters where ladies become healthier humans – physically and emotionally – as they learn to skate with a roller derby edge, no impact or competition. Each workout includes off-skates dynamic warm-ups, on-skates skills and drills, upper-body strength exercises and cool-down stretching. It’s a balanced, whole-body workout that’s never boring, shows progress week after week, and brings you into a welcoming community of women like no other. It’s fun, fitness and friends. But mostly fun.

Go to http://DerbyLite.net to learn how you can get involved in a city near you!

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Episode 114 – Colleen McCarty – Mounting the Whale

Colleen McCarty (@Colleen_McCarty on twitter) calls in to discuss her novel “Mounting the Whale” with host Craig Price. Writing any kind of book is no easy feat. But writing a novel? That’s a whole other level of commitment and talent! Colleen and Craig talk about plotting out a novel, how sharing character traits on family members can lead to some awkward conversations and that the “Mounting” in the title is not what you think (you dirty minded people!!). 
From the back cover:
The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine—the most troubled of all the Pierce children.
Cartel got me, tell mom
The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected.
When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she’s developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate.
The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family’s already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister. 
If they’re going to make it out alive, they must realize that they are fighting the same battles and facing life’s greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world.
Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine’s addictions, the truth about their mother’s fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?  
“Mounting the Whale” is available at Amazon on Dec 5th and if you want to learn more about Colleen, go to her self-named blog site http://colleen-mccarty.com/
It’s the last podcast of 2013. Thank you to everyone who listens and shares the show! See you in 2014!!

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Episode 110 – Dr. Craig Wiener – ADHD

Dr. Craig Wiener joins host Craig Price to discuss how to treat ADHD without medication. Treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder can be tough, especially if your not sure what the best way to treat it actually is. Many doctors just prescribe medication but that often become ineffective over time.
Dr. Wiener shows in his book “Parenting Children with ADHD”  how parents can promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. Now all this parent talk makes Craig uncomfortable but the two Craig’s hash out how to address issues without resorting to violence (you can tell Craig has no kids by that statement alone) what’s the difference between a child with ADHD and just a troublemaking kid and why ADHD seems to be getting more widespread each year.
Craig Wiener can be found at http://www.craigwiener.com and his book “Parenting Children with ADHD: A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation” can be found at Amazon.com

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Episode 109 – Link Christin – Workplace Substance Abuse

Link Christin joins host Craig Price to discuss workplace substance abuse. Dealing with the workplace substance abuse of a co-worker is never easy. What is appropriate, when is it crossing the line from professional to personal, should you even get involved? Then there is the health and well being of the company as well. Is this person becoming less trustworthy, is their work slipping and hurting our clients? Link Christin comes to the podcast to discuss that and give a preview of his presentation (with co-presenter Jeffery Mangrum) “The Hero’s Journey: Timely Confrontation of Substance Abuse in Your Firm” they will deliver on Friday, November 1st at the Association of Legal Administrators Region 6 Conference in Reno, NV.
The two discuss how to approach the co-worker, how to bring it up to Human Resources, what kind of policies and programs should your company have in place to help and more importantly that a person in recovery is redeemable. This is a podcast no HR person should miss.
Link is the Adviser to Hazelden’s Legal Professionals Program in Center City, Minnesota and CEO of Heightened Performance LLC, a behavioral health consulting company for law firm and law schools. You can connect with him at schristin@hazelden.org
 

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Episode 108 – Gina Carr and Terry Brock – Klout

Gina Carr and Terry Brock (@GinaCarr and @TerryBrock on twitter) join host Craig Price to explain the ins and outs of Klout! The dynamic duo layout what Klout is, how it works and why it matters. Be it posting pics via instagram to connect to yourFaceBook and twitter accounts or retweeting and wikipedia page building, there are so many ways you can use raise your Klout score and leverage it for your business. Maybe you want to find out how Klout Perks work and if you should use them (Craig has cashed in on at least 2 really cool ones!) or you just want to use it as measuring stick on how you rank against your competition.  A high Klout score has become one of the most important business assets today. It can mean the difference between business success and failure. It can affect your job prospects, how your customer service complaints are handled, and whether you’re recognized as an expert in your industry. Regardless if you are using Klout or not, many of your customers are and this is podcast to listen to to start figuring it all out.
Gina is the Dean of the Social Buzz University where she hosts world-class business trainers at www.SocialBuzzTraining.com. Gina speaks and consults about influence marketing, social scoring, social media, online reputation management, and tribe building. Connect with Gina at www.GinaCarr.com
Terry is a Keynote Speaker who focuses on practical ways to implement social media principles like Klout with Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other Networks. Connect with Terry at http://www.TerryBrock.com 
And most importantly go to Amazon.com and buy Klout Matters! today!
 
 

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Episode 107 – Allan Karl – World Travel

Allan Karl (@WorldRider on twitter) calls in to discuss his new book about world travel with host Craig Price. Allan has been everywhere…literally! He hopped onto his bike and saw the world. Along the way he blogged and took photos which led him to create a book about the whole thing. Called  “FORKS. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection” the book highlights what Allan feels connects us all to each other, regardless of where you live: Food. Craig and Allen discuss why Allan decided to take his bike transcontinental, how he managed to avoid become incontinental and how breaking your leg in another country sounds just as bad as it sounds.Set a course for adventure. Your mind on a new romance…well, maybe not romance. Either way your in for a globe trotting treat.

Allan’s book project can be found at Kickstarter. It’s an around-the-world adventure with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories all wrapped into a beautiful coffee table book! A great gift for anyone who want to see and taste the world (ok…that sounds weirder than it should).

You can learn more about the man himself (and maybe have him speak at an event) by going to http://www.AllanKarl.com

UPDATE: Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. is now available on Amazon.com. Great work done by Allan and his team!

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Episode 106 – Karen Kirkpatrick – Healthcare Reform

Karen Kirkpatrick (@comply4success on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act. With the ACA (or Obamacare for the the layperson) front and center in the news, causing government shutdowns and general confusion among the average American, it’s fortunate that last weekend’s Association of Legal Administration’s Region 4 Conference had Karen there to sort things out. Craig tries to figure out how companies are going to adjust, will the impact be that bad and what changes will hurt/help the most. Karen shows how compliance will be the most important part and that individuals looking for insurance need to shop around. Will Obamacare be another helpful government program or another example of government over-reach. That’s yet to be determined but lack of information should be an excuse. Head over to www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the new healthcare reforms.
Karen specializes in  HR and Benefit laws and her teaching style brings the legalese and government jargon to the audience in an easy/fun fashion. Her parent company Infinisource.com is always updating their newsroom with the latest information and updates http://newsroom.infinisource.com/

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