December 17th Show
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On today's show:
Moxify for 2017
Special Guest Mark Oldman, on his new book, How to Drink Like a Billionaire.
Special Guest, Chris Lombardo, of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, discussing the value and challenge of prenuptial agreements.
Today, December 17th in History
1653 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland One of only two commoners to become the English head of state, the other being his son, Richard Cromwell.
Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England by C.H. Firth
1707 Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan
1903 Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. David McCullough book the Wright Brothers (John Adams & 1776)
1913 Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week
1920 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000
1937 Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
1946 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior.
Valentino: The Last Emperor, 2008
The September Issue, 2009 – Anna Wintour on the epic Vogue edition
Lagerfeld Confidential, 2007 Karl Lagerfeld
Mademoiselle C, 2013- Carine Roitfeld – muse to Tom Ford and formerly the editor of French Vogue – launches her own fashion magazine, CR book
1948 The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Kitty Hawk – the Wright brothers’ plane.
1966 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK
1972 Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
1989 The Simpsons, television’s longest-running animated series, makes its US debut.
2015 US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2006
1485 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1536)
1770 Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)
1775 Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)
1778 Humphrey Davy, English chemist who discovered the anesthetic effect of laughing gas.
1901 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1908 Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
1917 Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)
2007 James, Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex; youngest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He’s 9 today.
Catherine of Aragon
Moxify for 2017
It's time to plan for your success in 2017!
1. What Will Be Your Theme For 2017?
Choose an over-arching theme for your year. It’s not a goal. It’s a theme aligned with your natural growth and your place in life at this time. You listen and sense your theme more than create it. By listening for your theme to emerge you are working in flow
with what makes sense for you and not against it by pushing towards a goal you set. I find this to be the foundation for the year ahead.
2. Set Big Dreams, Create Small Wins
We are often capable of more than we imagine. At the same time, we set short-term goals that are unrealistic. This sets us up for failure. Success DOES breed success. And to keep you going, you need successes and accomplishments for fuel. So create some goals you KNOW you’ll accomplish on a regular basis — monthly, weekly, even daily. Feel successful. At the same time, set your long term goals beyond your wildest dreams. Without any limiting thoughts. And be ready — you just might get it.
3. Be Clear On Your Direction
As busy entrepreneurs, we often chase a lot of squirrels! Creatively speaking that can be a good thing. It opens up more creativity, more possibilities, and maybe more fun! It can also create a diverse business model with multiple streams of income. But it must all point somewhere. To a direction. To your purpose and what you want to stand for in this world. So you can consider many possibilities but you must be clear on your direction to organize your efforts and keep you on track.
4. Make Space (Jar of Life example was given)
You can’t expect what you want in life to come in if you don’t make room for it. Make space by good use of time management. Eliminate, automate and delegate everything you can. Strive to have time on your hands and the time will be filled with more meaningful things. Make space in your life for creativity, growth and self-care. This will increase your capacity to give more of yourself. You have to be ready and make space for success and abundance to arrive.
5. Big To Small Goals
Start with big goals and trickle down to small goals. Begin with the lofty goals for the year. Then divide the year by season and then by month. Finally, decide which specific tasks need to be done on a weekly and daily basis to accomplish that month’s goals. I suggest, unless it’s absolutely time critical, that you focus more on the monthly and weekly goals rather than daily. It provides more flexibility and less criticism of tasks not completed. By approaching your goals from big to small, you are taking small steps, every week, towards your big dreams.
6. Prepare To Receive
Everyone always thinks they are more than prepared to receive abundance and success. If that’s the case, then why do so many people fall apart when good fortune lands in their lap? It’s because they haven’t prepared to receive. They haven’t considered the sense of responsibility and fear that come with “having it all.” Ever notice how often something goes wrong just when it seemed everything was going right? Or parts of your life are going incredibly well but not other parts? All because you’ve reached the limits of your comfort zone of receiving. So prepare for these emotions. Starting now, savor the good moments. Train the “what if” thoughts to stay away. And be very self-aware of any self-sabotage keeping you in your “enough” comfort zone instead of fully receiving beyond your imagination.
7. Own Your Awesomeness
Without a doubt, this is the most important thing you can do to have the life and business of your dreams. Own who you are — your awesomeness. This is not just feel-good advice. In business, this is practical and essential to skyrocketing your success. When you are your brand, and you’re marketing yourself, the more you own who you are, the tighter your branding will be. With a clearer message, more of the right clients show up and the more success you will see. It’s almost as simple as that. Owning who you are requires bravery, authenticity, and transparency. But it’s so very worth it! You are awesome. Own it!
8. Throw a Vision Boarding Party
Invite 6-10 guests, ask them to bring magazines, scissors, gluesticks, posterboard, an appetizer and wine! Discuss your goals and dreams and you'll be filled with encouragement and empowered to hold tight to what you really want in the new year!
How to Drink Like a Billionaire
Mark Oldman, author of
How to Drink Like a Billionaire
Mark Oldman is one the country’s leading wine personalities—and, that rarity, a wine expert who is on the side of anyone who wants to enjoy wine more. Bon Appètit described
his charismatic style as “winespeak without the geek.” Twice the winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, his books—Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine and Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine —have been called the “perfect book” by the Wall Street Journal and the “perfect primer” by The New Yorker. He has been the wine expert for Pottery Barn, lead judge in the PBS television series “The Winemakers,” and the wine correspondent for the Food Network.
For more information, visit www.MarkOldman.com.
With Mark’s insider eye, vivid visuals, and breezy, colorful prose, readers will learn:
How to zero in on moderately priced bottles that drink way above their cost.
Why the price of wine is not proportionate to quality
How to increase your drinking pleasure with, among other things, big bottles, a
Breathalyzer, a Spanish porron, and more
Why red wine can “swim with the fishes”
Can’t tell your Cabernet Franc from Carménère? In a first for a wine book, Oldman ranks
the most satisfying alternatives to the major wine styles
Crave Margaux on a Merlot budget? Oldman reveals delicious, affordable substitutes for
the world’s most iconic wine
How to swirl wine for maximum effect
Which wine flaws are fine to overlook
How to cultivate a “wine spouse”
Why you should giggle at overly specific food and wine matches
Techniques to guard against overzealous pourers and bottle stranders
How to avoid being a victim of wine trends
What to say about that glass of Pinot Noir: Oldman provides fascinating glossaries of
insider lingo and French expressions that will help readers convey instant savoir-faire
The best (and worst) wines to give as a gift
And much more!
Chris Lombardo, family law attorney with Woodward, Pires and Lombardo joined us to talk us through the experience and value of getting a prenuptial agreement in order before you take the plunge. A must listen to for those considering marriage for the first time ever, or again, or again for the 4th or 5th time. There is tremendous value in the exercise alone! If you are looking for support in managing those dynamics, Mr. Lombardo's firm is available.
Mr. Lombardo's areas of expertise include:
Represent clients in family laws matters through all aspects of a case, including negotiation, mediation, litigation and appeal of such issues as divorce, paternity, child support, financial support issues and relocation
Draft and defend prenuptial, postnuptial and marital settlement agreements
Negotiate and litigate alimony, child custody and child support matters
Enforcement and modification of agreements
Civil trial practice
Call Chris Lombardo, (239) 649-6555 and get the support you need.