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Reaching The Summit with Jeanette Bennett

It's great to want to climb mountains, but are you prepared for what's downhill? Mary talks about her recent climb up Mt.Timpanogos with her good friend Jeanette Bennett, founder and editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications, where she primarily focuses her pen on Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ Magazine and Prosper Magazine. Together, they discuss the goal of reaching the summit of life but not being prepared for the other side of your success. What should you do to prepare for the...


The Courage To Claim Love!

Even on the darkest days, there is an opportunity to claim love! But you need the courage to do it. Mary talks about how you can do just that! To claim any virtue as our own, we must LIVE IT in ourselves. Not by who we think we are, but who we really are. You must practice courage if you want to succeed in life and lead to your purpose. What are the steps needed to reach that goal? Find out on today's episode of Crafting A Meaningful Life.


Crafting A Life Network with Katie Holland

It's great when you have the opportunity to be a mentor to people, but what about receiving those same gifts from others? Mary talks about the importance of being part of a network. As you walk through life and realize your principles you will find a desire to network with others that share your challenges and principles. So where do you start? Plus Katie Holland, founder of Illuminate, joins the podcast! She talks about sharing the dynamic perspectives and talents of women in the business...


Live up!

Start landing on the top of the mountain! It's time to live up! Mary realized on her trip to Peru that the people of the ancient world lived in the mountains, not in the valley. Why? Talk about living up! It showed her more about her own peaks and valleys than she ever imagined. She talks about you can love right where you are planted! Even though you are just one, you CAN make a difference. So how can you change your life and your destiny? The answer may surprise you on today's episode of...


Your Value Structure Opportunity with Clint Betts

What is your value structure? When you're focused in the right place you'll be amazed how you and your business will grow! Mary talks about how to discover your value structure and the imprint it can make. If you focus too much on what DIDN'T work, you'll never get to the place that WILL work. Plus, Clint Betts of Silicon Slopes joins the show! He opens up about his life and explains how, out of failure, comes a much bigger success as long as you are willing to take the "big swings"! So...


The Gift of Grit and Gratitude

Putting your nose to the grindstone! How many times have you heard that expression in your life? What exactly does it mean? Mary talks about the gift of grit. It's something you do day after day even when you think you can't. She explains how you can create grit in your life, knowing that under the scar left by the stone is a new skin reborn! Grit is the process and resilience is the gift. Plus, Mary shares a recent scary traveling experience in Peru where her grit paid off. Grab your gift...


Your True Values In Life with Kent White

Intimacy, Mindfulness, and Self Mastery. These are values that mankind can universally be involved in. But why are these priorities so important? Kent White joins the podcast today! He is the Chief Experience Officer at Corporate Alliance. He talks about the importance of relationships in business, but he also describes how the building up of these 3 priorities helped to put people and relationships first. It also helped heal his own insecurities and enabled an incredible personal growth...


The Next Chapter In Life Is Yours

What will your next chapter in life look like? Whether it's retirement or just the next day, Mary talks about how the next chapter is YOURS! In her new chapter of life, she discusses the importance of having focus. Do you let your emotional reaction to situations in life create your response? How can you temper your emotions with your life experiences to create a new, amazing path? What is it in your life that you were meant to do? Get ready to hear Mary's steps for a successful life on...


Courage is an act of Love

Courage happens when we look inside for the reason for our problems, not outside. Mary talks about the tough task of looking at yourself instead of others for your problems. People are more likely to get what they expect rather than what they deserve. It's about the courage to expect the best because of how you treat others. How do you find that courage to expect the best in life? The answer will surprise you. Get ready to find your courage on today's episode of Crafting A Meaningful Life!


The Celebration of a Brand New Life

Mary celebrates her 65th Birthday this week! As she celebrated, she looked back on her life and remembered both the good and the bad. But she also talks about the flawed thinking in her past as well. Are you living in a place of scarcity when you could be living in a place of abundance? Sometimes we put ourselves in that position unnecessarily. How can you realize when that's happening? Second chances are chances that YOU take! This life is your gift to make the most of. Get ready to...


Is there a Leadership Gene?

A good leader isn't looking for perfection. They are only looking for their personal best. Is there a Leadership Gene? Mary talks about the "V" of business and understanding the importance of the whole. Power, achievement, and relationships ALL have a critical place. When you change your perspective on whats important it can change your business life! So how can you reach the goals you set for yourself and realize your personal leadership style? Find out on this episode of Crafting A...


Life's Ripple Effect with Shelaine Maxfield

"Start where you are and do what you can". These are powerful words that so many of us need to hear. But what does that mean for YOU? Mary speaks with Shelaine Maxfield from The Younique Foundation. They talk about the influence you can have today, right where you are, in the lives of others. Especially in the lives of abused children. Shelaine shares an incredible story of faith and purpose that will make you rethink what you are doing and find that purpose and truth on this amazing...


Find your voice! with Susan Madsen

There are many people who have so much wisdom to share, and yet they just can't find their "voice". Do you struggle with your confidence? On today's podcast, Mary speaks with Susan Madsen. She is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Together they discuss the hard work needed to succeed in today's world and the true rewards on the other side. All you need to do is find that confident voice. Are you ready to find...


The Tools Needed For Great Leadership

Do you have "Spandex Resilience"? Mary talks about how great leaders can stretch and pull but at the end of the day, they stay resilient. She talks about the steps you can take now to get to that place. What about a Role Model? Do you have one and are you emulating the things that they do well? She describes the role models in her life and how there is one important thing they ALL have in common. What is it? Get ready to be move mountains on today's episode!


Never Out Of Reach

Each day we have mountains in front of us. They are a witness to our fears. When we climb those mountains they become our strength. Mary talks about her hike up Mt. Timpanogos and how it was an incredible metaphor for life itself. Learn the 10 things you will discover about yourself on your life's trail. You will soon discover that nothing is out of reach no matter what the world might say. Get ready for a truly inspirational episode!


The Imposter Phenomenon

When you get dressed in the morning or arrive late to an event is it because of the fears that are inside of you? Fear disguises itself as many things. Mary talks about how sometimes fear of failure disguises itself for a drive to be successful. But how can you tell if that's the case? She talks about how important it is to tell the difference between doing something for the appearance to others and doing it for yourself! Because that truly IS who you are. Do you have an "Imposter...


Being Strong in the Broken Places

Sometimes we turn inward and blame ourselves for things that happen in life. Mary's had her share of moments like that. It's the things that we can't explain. We are the masters of our own destiny, but does that mean we will be problem free? Discover the things you can do right now to liberate yourself and realize that resilience is the capacity to respond to adversity with a determination!! How resilient are you? Find out on today's episode.


Your Attitude Is A Choice!

There is no doubt that life can throw you all kinds of curveballs. How you decide to step to the plate is YOUR choice! Mary talks about how your attitude in life is a choice. So why not have the best attitude you can no matter what life brings your way? She talks about the decisions you can make right now that can get you to that place. When you replace fear and anguish with love and peace it can send you soaring on your way to crafting a meaningful life!


Accepting your Love Based Messages!

What happens when you feel like your life just needs some...affirmation? Mary talks about a week that started with doubt but turned into a series of affirmations that she never expected! Situations that would prove, once and for all, that she is making a difference in the lives of so many. Are you getting love based messages in your life, but see them as something completely different? Find out what these messages may be to you and how accepting them the right way can lead to YOUR meaningful...


How to Combat Fear with Love

When your thinking in Love the consequences down the road doesn't matter! Mary talks about the importance of treating people the way YOU want to be treated, regardless of the output from the other side. Sometimes we think the Golden Rule is only accepted in certain situations. That's not true! How can we make it Golden for everyone? Find out the small steps you can make today to influence your sphere of friends and family that will make a lasting impact for a lifetime!!!