September 19, 2016

How to Deal with Problems: The Lesson from the Oyster »

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Lillian had a beautiful pearl necklace and decided to wear it to a fancy function that she was attending. That night, she met a man who, upon admiring her necklace, commented, “You know, that necklace was made from a bunch of problems.” Aghast, Lillian replied, “Problems? What do you mean… problems?” Smiling, the man said, “I’m a marine biologist, and each one of those pearls were once a problem that was solved by an oyster.” “Well, you certainly have my attention,” said Lillian. “Please, tell me more.” The biologist continued, “An oyster has two shells, and each shell has a…
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September 12, 2016

Little Boy and Starfish Prove Smallest Act of Charity Counts »

While mission of charity is huge, smallest act of kindness counts as story of little boy and starfish proves. Charities & non-profits need help. Inspiring talk radio.

Watch this story LIVE on Bob’s program on #talkradio 920 AM KVEC A man was walking on a beach and saw a young boy throwing objects into the ocean. He approached the child and noticed that the young lad was picking up a starfish and gently tossing it back into the ocean. The man said, “Young man, what are you doing?” The child replied, “These starfish have drifted up on the shore and they need water to live, so I’m saving their lives by putting them back in the ocean.” The man said, “You must be kidding me! Look at…
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September 8, 2016

Don’t Grieve. Anything You Lose Comes Round in Another Form »

Dealing with Loss - What you lose comes round around in another form. Don't grieve. Ever had a loss return in another form? Share comment on talkradio blog storyteller speaker keynote bob garner

Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and theologian once said, “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” When we lose something or someone from our life, grieving is part of a natural process. And while no one can really say when another should diminish or halt their grieving, there comes a time when the griever should realize that prolonged grieving serves no one. Being mindful and remembering the person or thing that is no longer a part of one’s life is vastly different from mourning a loss. Sustained grief is self-imposed suffering. As another famous saying goes, “In…
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September 4, 2016

Don’t Say Everything You Think: 4 Questions to Ask Before Speaking or Posting »

Don't Say Everything That You Think - the 4 questions you should ask yourself before you speak or post on social media. Inspiring #talkradio with Bob Garner

Watch us on KVEC 920 AM Inspiring Talk Radio as we chat LIVE! In the movie “Mr. Holmes,” there is a scene with the now aged Holmes, his housekeeper Mrs. Munro, and her young son, Roger, where all are swept up in a conversation that becomes heated. At one point, Roger makes a couple of nasty comments about his mother, which cause her to leave the room in embarrassment. At Holmes’ direction, Roger goes and apologizes to his mother by saying, “I shouldn’t have said what I said.” His mother replies, “Lesson there then. Don’t say everything you think.” Don’t…
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August 28, 2016

Boring Job? Making More Than Parachutes »

Think your job is boring or doesn't mean anything? On this weeks inspiring talk radio, Bob shares a story on why no job is just a job. Free motivational audio.

Do you think your job is boring? Tired of the every day grind? This week, Bob shares a story on why no job is “just a job.” Your job is important – no matter what you do. Find out why. Listen now. Things to think about when you think about your job: Every job serves a purpose. Every job serves someone or something. Every job helps someone accomplish something, feel a certain way, or solve a problem. It just depends on how you look at what you do. Here are few examples: If you’re a secretary, you provide order. You…
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August 21, 2016

Respect – “I Want to Speak to the Head Hog at the Trough” »

Dealing with Respect - Head Hog at Trough Inspiring Talk Radio with Bob Garner who shares story on respect free motivational audio clip - storyteller motivational speaker bob garner.

This week, Bob shares a funny story about a wealthy man who walks into a church and is treated differently even though he shows a lack of respect. While in the story the wealthy man IS treated differently, is that necessarily the right thing to do? We all probably know people who, because they may have a lot of money or are in a “higher position,” feel they can treat others with disrespect. How many times have you seen someone treat one person – whom they respect – nicely and then treat someone they feel is “below” them in a…
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August 16, 2016

A Penny at the Bottom of the Pool – Inspiring Talk Radio »

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A young family – a mom, a dad and their little girl – were visiting some relatives in a small town in Iowa. They were staying at one of those lesser known, but quaint, little motels you find in towns outside of bigger cities. The best thing about this motel was that it had a swimming pool, and the young daughter couldn’t wait to get in it. So, once the family had checked in, the little girl swiftly put on her swim suit and as mom unpacked the bags, the little girl and her father headed out to the pool….
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August 7, 2016

Finding a Hero In Your Mirror »

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Many years ago, a man was asked to portray Santa Claus at an elementary school. On that day, dressed in the familiar outfit of the famous giver of gifts, Santa had each child climb on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Santa heard the usual requests for this toy and that… until one little boy climbed up on his lap. This little boy told Santa that his name was Tommy. And Santa asked, “Well, Tommy, what do you want for Christmas?” Tommy looked at Santa and said, “All I want are some socks.” Santa froze. The…
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August 1, 2016

The Power of Forgiveness: Unlock Your Prison Door »

Forgiveness - Unlock Your Prison Door KVEC Talk Radio Bob Garner

( Hello to all the listeners on KVEC Talk Radio 920 AM! Thank you for visiting my site. Please listen next week on Monday during the 8:00 am hour on the Andy Morris Show on KVEC 920 Talk Radio!) Two men were arrested, convicted and put in prison. For their crimes, each man was sentenced to 6 years. Upon the completion of their punishments, both men were released and went their separate ways. As fate would have it, about 5 years later, those two men were walking down the same street and as they passed, they recognized each other. The…
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July 24, 2016

Don’t Judge Me By How I Look – The Good Stuff Is On the Inside »

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( Hello to all the listeners on KVEC Talk Radio 920 AM! Thank you for visiting my site. Please listen next week on Monday during the 8:00 am hour on the Andy Morris Show on KVEC 920 Talk Radio!) Do you remember the last time you had one of those lollipops that have the caramel, bubble gum, or some other tasty treat inside? You know … they come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As a kid, you’d quickly tear the wrapping off and pop that sucker into your mouth to taste the sweet strawberry or cherry or…
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July 13, 2016

Yogi Pug Speaks – Stop Taking Yourself or Life So Seriously! »

Yogi Pug Speaks Don't Take Life or Yourself Too Seriously

Yogi Pug states, “Stop taking yourself so seriously. It’s really annoying.” Now, Yogi knows there are times when an event occurs that may be of a serious, life threatening danger. But, Yogi is not talking about those rare instances. He is talking about the vast majority of your life when you choose to make an event or a chore you have chosen to do more complicated, serious or important than it actually needs to be and therefore take yourself very seriously. Yogi has seen many people complicate the simple in order to appear more important or busy. It gives some…
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June 14, 2016

To Have the Life You Want You Have to Give Up the Life You Have »

Dream of having a different life or achieving a goal, yet refuse to make the changes needed to have that life or goal? Funny keynote speaker Garner shares.

Do you dream of having a different life, yet refuse to make the changes needed to have that life? Do you have a goal that you want to reach but are unwilling to give up on your old way of doing things. After all, to achieve a goal requires that you DO some things you don’t ALREADY do. And if you hold on to the things you currently do – that do not help you accomplish your goal – you won’t be able to do the things you need to do to manifest your dream. Sometimes the change you need…
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June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali – A Magical Evening with the Greatest of All Time »

Muhammad Ali - Evening of Magic with the Greatest of All Time

In the mid 1980s, I was working the college circuit with my comedy magic act in Michigan. My intro music was playing and I was just about to go onstage, when one of the students in charge of the event approached me and whispered in my ear that Muhammad Ali was in the audience. I laughed. I had heard Ali lived nearby and I knew he was a magician, but the thought that he would be watching me perform – as opposed to the other way around – just couldn’t happen. Well, my intro music ended, the emcee said my…
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May 17, 2016

Goals: It Seems Like It’s Taking Forever… and That’s Okay »

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You are working so hard to accomplish your goal – to hit your target – and it seems like it’s taking forever. You think to yourself, “Why is this taking so long?” You begin to second guess your plan and doubt yourself. If you’re not careful, doubt will enter your mind, followed by anger, then depression and apathy. Shortly after apathy sets in, the goal is dead. Then you beat yourself up for stopping, for giving up. It’s different if you’re working toward a goal and then upon further inspection realize, “Nope, that ain’t what I want,” quit and go…
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