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Podcast 15: Finding Your Life's Purpose

In this episode of the My Coffee Break Podcast, hosts Daniel and Maggie discuss strategies and ideas that will help you Master the Basics of your every day life. 

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This week, they discuss a challenging, but basic idea, that everyone must grapple with - what is the purpose of your life. Daniel discusses his path to Martial Arts and the failures that helped him find meaningful work and purpose in his life. 

Topics: 

How Failure can be a catalyst for positive growth.

How you can find meaning in any work you do by doing it well and contributing to others.

The fantasy of escaping to a place where your problems don't exist.

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Other Resources:

Brene Brown

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Meg Jay's Ted Talk

Daniel and Maggie discuss raktajino, a fictional Klingon Coffee from the Star Trek television series. Here is a collection of Klingon drink recipes including a few raktajino recipes! Might have to try them...

Stay in Touch:

To learn more about our academy, Master Yourself Martial Arts in Titusville, Florida visit www.TitusvilleATA.com

Check out Maggie's personal blog On the Banks where she discusses her strategies for being a black belt parent and finding balance in her life. 

If you have questions or comments about today's episode, email us at TitusvilleATA@gmail.com or visit us on

Facebook @MasterYourselfMartialArts

Twitter @TitusvilleATA

Instagram @maggie.penton or @mr_penton

Special Thanks to our Black Belt Sponsor: Core Electric

Podcast 11: What do you want?

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On this podcast we discuss black belt parenting strategies, lessons we've learned from owning and operating our Martial Arts Academy, Master Yourself Martial Arts, and our love of Songahm Taekwondo.

We hope that whether or not you're a black belt, business owner or parent, you will join us on our journey to Master the Basics of our every day life!

This week, Maggie and Daniel discuss what they want from their Martial Arts training, their parenting and owning their business.

What do we want from our Martial Arts Training?

1.  It needs to be effective

2. It needs to have a moral foundation

3. It needs to be sustainable

4. Fun - T-Rex Sparring

Movie Recommendations: Kung Fu Panda 

What do we want as Black Belt Parents?

1. We want our kids to be happy, well adjusted humans

2. We accept that we will make mistakes, and we want to do well enough that our kids can afford their own therapy. 

3. We can't shield our children from discomfort and pain, we need to teach them to deal with it. 

4. There is a balance we need to seek as a parent between independence and obedience. 

5. We want our kids to be resourceful and be able to figure things out on their own

What do we want from our business?

1. We want to be doing what we love

2. We want to be doing what we're the best at

3. We want our business to support our family financially in a way that benefits both us and our community in a sustainable way

Book Recommendations: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Stay in Touch:

To learn more about our academy, Master Yourself Martial Arts in Titusville, Florida visit www.TitusvilleATA.com

Check out Maggie's personal blog On the Banks where she discusses her strategies for being a black belt parent and finding balance in her life. 

If you have questions or comments about today's episode, visit us on

Facebook @MasterYourselfMartialArts

Twitter @TitusvilleATA

Instagram @maggie.penton or @mr_penton

Podcast 3: Keep it Simple

Episode 3: Keep it simple

Recap from the ATA World Expo

Tips for staying home with your kids while a parent is traveling

1. Get help from friends, family, babysitters

2. Stick to key elements of routine like bedtime, don’t change your meals

3. Bring them back a souvenir 

4. Send a special toy on the trip and take pictures of the toy on the trip

Black Belt Business Tip:  Keep it Simple

People often think that they don’t have to try hard on simple things because they aren’t difficult to do. They key to excellence is to nail the basics every time. 

It’s not hard to do something right once, but it is hard to do it right every time.

  1. Systematize the things you want to get right every time
  2. Keep a beginners mind: even if you’ve done something many times, it’s the first time for someone
  3. Try a check list
    1. Check out Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto
    2. Check lists give you better results and take less time

 

Stay in touch!

Check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MasterYourselfMartialArts

Twitter: @TitusvilleATA

Instagram: @mr_penton or @pentonator

Email: TitusvilleATA@gmail.com

All of our episodes are available online at www.mycoffeebreakpodcast.com

 

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