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Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Application Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You. While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day. No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master. I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure. You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way. We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures. Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live. You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable. We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it. Dragons, we welcome you!

Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Application Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You. While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day. No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master. I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure. You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way. We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures. Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live. You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable. We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it. Dragons, we welcome you!
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Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Application Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You. While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day. No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master. I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure. You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way. We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures. Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live. You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable. We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it. Dragons, we welcome you!

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Episodes

Reflections on a PODcast - And the Giveaways

9/16/2019
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I started to reflect on the last few episodes & then I bird-walked in a much different direction. We are going to discuss the giveaways & how the deadline has been extended! I talk a little about why we are doing what we are doing with this podcast & the direction of Plain Ordinary Dragon. We also discuss getting into action on our projects. I may even rant a little....I guess we'll see

Duration:00:43:59

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Back Again

9/9/2019
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Welcome Dragons! Homer Keys from Firebird Straps joins us today for the podcast, and you are going to hear some real life things in this episode. We talk with Homer about his new company, his journey, some challenges, and some of the folks who have had an impact on him throughout the years. We run into some of the same characters who have previously been on the podcast in the stories he tells. Homer is a true artist. He loves to paint, draw, sing, play guitar (he is pretty amazing on the...

Duration:00:51:38

Even More Plain Ordinary Conversations

9/1/2019
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Welcome Dragons! I'm super excited for today's episode. Hal Borland is with us! He was one of my first mentors in the Information Technology field & has been a close friend ever since. We discuss challenges & triumphs along his journey, and other fun stories along the way. We discuss the impact we can have on the people around us & in our circle of influence. We discuss other fun & funny things too. But make no mistake, this episode is full of clues about success & life. They say success...

Duration:01:26:01

More Plain Ordinary Conversations

9/1/2019
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Welcome Dragons! Today we are in for a real treat. We are lucky enough to have caught up with the infamous Donnie Lee. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of meeting him in person you are about to have a really fun trip. You see, the truth of it is this: you don't meet Donnie - you experience him. He pulls no punches. None. What you see, or in this case - hear, is what you get. You don't find conversations anywhere any more open & honest than this one - or really, any...

Duration:01:15:32

Plain Ordinary Conversations

9/1/2019
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Welcome Dragons! Today we get to talk with Tim Jackson. He is a drummer, a veteran, & an accomplished paramedic. We discuss his journey from growing up in small town USA to his current role in hospital administration. Along the way we get to hear stories of challenges he experienced & had to overcome to get to where he wanted to go. When Tim & I met many years ago, I feel like it was an instant bond that formed between us. We shared a strong love of music, and happened to go to the same...

Duration:01:16:07

Welcome Dragons!

9/1/2019
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Welcome Dragons! Today we go live with the Plain Ordinary Dragon podcast, or as I like to call it the PODcast. When I started learning how to put a podcast together I realized there were technical challenges to be overcome, but also the marketing & PR side of it to learn about. After all, it doesn't matter how brilliant & amazing your show, episode, or speech is if there isn't anyone around to listen to it. An unheard podcast might as well not exist. You know, like, if a tree falls in the...

Duration:00:48:57

Plain Ordinary Dragon - The Beginning

8/12/2019
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Welcome to the Plain Ordinary Dragon podcast - or as we like to say - the Plain Ordinary Dragon Cast - PODcast! We wanted to drop in & let you know the podcast IS coming & almost ready to launch. Here is some of the genesis behind POD & how we hope to serve you! Enjoy the journey! Elliott

Duration:00:03:01