The story is told of a farmer who grabbed his shot gun to shoot at a flock of pesky crows. Unfortunately, he didn’t see that his sociable pet parrot had joined the flock of crows. After firing a few shots, he walked over to the fallen birds and was surprised to find his parrot had been one of the casualties. The farmer’s children had heard the noise and came running. When they saw the parrot, they asked their father what had happened. The farmer simply replied, “Bad Company.” [Read more…]
Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network, a brand with more than one million followers in social media and two million radio downloads on The Best Ever You Show. Before becoming an entrepreneur and a recognized leader in personal development, she was a 19-year veteran of the financial services and regulatory compliance training industry.
With a mixture of humor and grace, Elizabeth helps people root in gratitude, discover motivation and implement positive, lasting change. An expert in mentoring people to marketing their strengths and achieve brand excellence, she works with clients worldwide to illuminate their light within, develop their best life and become their Best Ever You with gratitude-based behavior and belief systems.
Elizabeth’s book PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House, 2014) has been called “charming” by Publisher’s Weekly, with “an ingenious extended coffee metaphor.” Guarino also ranks consistently as one of the top 40 social CEOs on Twitter and was just named a favorite by Oxford Said Business School in 2016. Her hashtags #BestEverYou and #TipstoBeYourBest are widely circulated.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- Why she started doing beauty pageants during her 40’s
- How a near-death experience further shaped her perspectives on life
- Maintaining a positive attitude in life
Jay Korff is a general assignment reporter with ABC7/WJLA-TV & News Channel 8 in Washington D.C. He is also the director of the full-length documentary “Endure”. Jay has received 41 Regional Emmy awards, 19 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, 3 National Headliner Awards and 3 National Murrows. He’s also been honored by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for his investigative work relating to dysfunction, waste and mismanagement within D.C. government. Jay is a native of the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications, while minoring in Political Science. He came to Washington D.C. in 2003, after working at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Before that, he reported for stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana; LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and Helena, Montana.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- His upcoming full-length documentary movie
- Washington D.C. politics
- Negative vs. Positive news stories
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” (Les Brown)
In his book WINNING EVERY DAY, the former Notre Dame football coach, Lou Holtz, tells the story of the Trappist monk who was allowed to say only two words every three years.
After the first three years, he met with Brother Superior and said, “Bad bed!”
Three years later, he came back to say, “Bad food!”
After three more years of silence, the monk said, “No TV!”
Another three years passed. This time, when the monk met with Brother Superior, he handed him his robes and sandals and announced, “I quit!”
Brother Superior said, “Well don’t expect me to try to dissuade you. You’ve done nothing but complain since you got here!”
It was pretty obvious that the monk didn’t add value to his fellow monks or to the atmosphere.