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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 Appalachian 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 Appalachian 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 Appalachian 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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Plain Ordinary Pausing

1/14/2021
Today we pause the PODcast. Thank you to all who have supported it.

Duration:00:11:19

Plain Ordinary Hindsight is 2020

12/30/2020
Let's reminisce about this past year & look forward to the next.

Duration:00:09:45

Plain Ordinary Conversations with David Hope

12/23/2020
Today we talk with Irish songsmith David Hope. We talk about his journey, some politics, music, children's hospitals, writing therapy, and so much more. Find out more about him on the show & check out more at the links below. David’s Website (everything David Hope): http://davidhope.ie (David Hope Website ) David's Christmas song https://itun.es/i6hC9BN (Christmas Day) https://www.facebook.com/davidhopeofficial (David on Facebook) https://davidhope.bandcamp.com/merch (David Hope on Bandcamp)...

Duration:01:22:26

Plain Ordinary Perspective

12/16/2020
Today I talk a little bit about perspectives & action

Duration:00:07:24

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Emma Isaacs

12/9/2020
Oh My Goodness! Do I have a conversation for you today! We get to talk with the ever inspiring Emma Isaacs. Take a listen, & don't forget to visit the links below! Emma's Website: https://www.emmaisaacs.co.uk/ (https://www.emmaisaacs.co.uk/) Listen to her podcast here --> https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-ways-podcast/id1501003193 (Creative Ways Podcast) See her on Instagram: Here --> https://www.instagram.com/emmaisaacsdesign/?hl=en (Emma Isaacs Design) Or Here -->...

Duration:01:09:23

Plain Ordinary Frustration

12/2/2020
Today we talk about overcoming our attitude about any situation.

Duration:00:15:22

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Jarrod Haning

11/25/2020
Today Jarrod Haning joins us to discuss how you can find a way to overcome your performance anxiety with - a bigger problem Check out his new book & more on his website --> https://www.mindsetperformance.co (Mindset Performance )

Duration:01:18:35

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Barbara Schulte Part 3

11/18/2020
Today we finish our 3 part series with the ever engaging Barbara Schulte where she talks with us about finding the love of her life, the test she took that helped her find direction, and more. Barbara talks about the Myers Briggs Assessment in the sow. In case you want to learn more, you can check it out here --> https://www.myersbriggs.org (Myers Briggs) The book she recommended is Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer. You can find out more about it here -->...

Duration:00:49:33

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Barbara Schulte Part 2

11/11/2020
Today we continue on with part 2 of Barb's journey - and this is one you don't want to miss

Duration:00:42:47

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Barbara Schulte

10/28/2020
Today we get the pleasure of speaking with teacher, mother, wife, & all around amazing person Barbara Schulte. You don't want to miss this one. We talk about narcissists & their tendencies, among other fascinating topics. Come join us!

Duration:00:32:05

You Ever Have One of Those Days?

10/21/2020
Today we talk a bit about having "one of those days"

Duration:00:05:49

Three Strategies to Surviving & Thriving in a Corporate Environment

10/14/2020
Today I want to share some things I've learned in my nearly 20 years of working & navigating the corporate world.

Duration:00:14:16

How Important is Your Voice

10/7/2020
Today we talk about the importance of putting your voice in the world.

Duration:00:30:19

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Mark Foster

9/30/2020
Today we get to talk with licensed counselor, part time actor, & friend of mine, Mark Foster. We met while we were both actors in The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs Arkansas, which, according to their website, happens to be America’s #1 attended outdoor drama. At that time, I was basically an extra who worked his way up to Roman soldier, and I was able to watch Mark from within the organization rise from walk on extra to playing the central figure in the show. I was also able to watch...

Duration:01:10:26

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Lee McCormack

9/23/2020
Today we talk with the one & only Lee McCormack. Lee is one of my favorite guys. He is so authentic. So true to himself, and embodies the rock & roll spirit that makes music so great. He’s a spot on drummer & musician, but he’s a better entertainer. On a personal level, this is a bit of a full circle episode for me. Lee is the dude who introduced me to the world of podcasting by having me on his show a couple of years ago. Check out Lee McCormack at the links below: Website -...

Duration:01:03:40

Season 2 PODcast Highlights

9/16/2020
Today we have a roundup of season two's guests. Some parts I really loved - so I shared them again! Remember to subscribe to the newsletter --> https://plainordinarydragon.com/subscrube (Plain Ordinary Newsletter) Check out Viktor Frankl's book --> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4069.Man_s_Search_for_Meaning (Man's Search for Meaning) Here are some links to our guests! Tom Cuirczak check out some of the tunes off his brand new debut album - Call Me Ismael. You can reach out to Tom via...

Duration:00:30:27

How My Past Can Help Your Future

9/9/2020
This week a couple of stories from my past converge with my present self & other musings. Check out https://plainordinarydragon.com/coachingconfidence/ (Plain Ordinary Coaching) for more information.

Duration:00:59:22

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Eric Schulte Part 3

9/2/2020
Today we finish up our conversation with Eric Schulte as we discuss anxiety & panic brought on by years of stress. This is an important episode & I hope you find value in it. In the episode Eric mentions the DARE method that was a beginning place for him to start to deal with the challenge he faced. You can find the book & other resources here --> https://dareresponse.com/product/dare-book/ (DARE) If you are struggling with anxiety or panic, please know these are real issues & there is help....

Duration:00:34:10

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Eric Schulte Part 2

8/26/2020
Eric J. Schulte is back again to drop more wisdom bombs! Seriously, there's some good stuff in this episode. You can check out the referenced https://www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/ (Deep Work by Cal Newport) if you want to learn more about that superpower.

Duration:01:06:31

Plain Ordinary Conversations - Eric Schulte Part 1

8/19/2020
Today I have a special treat for you. We are speaking with Eric Schulte. These days he is in the security field of information technology, however, what he really is, is an information technologist extraordinaire with security being his current focus. Now, don’t run off thinking this is going to be a conversation of weird technology terms & words you’ve never heard of being used in sentences you can’t begin to decipher. There is some tech talk, for sure, but it is minimal - especially for...

Duration:00:55:08