October 17, 2016

The Power of Focus – Walking the Wire »

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There he was … twenty stories in the air. Nothing separated him from the ground, but a small wire – tightly stretched between two buildings. The man on that wire was Karl Wallenda – the leader of the Great Wallendas – a famous tightrope-walking act. For years, Wallenda had performed this stunt. Through focused concentration combined with steel nerves, he did what most of us would never even think of doing – risking his life for the enjoyment and amazement of others. Wallenda once said, “Life is walking the wire; everything else is just waiting around.” He rarely had a…
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October 13, 2016

All Fear is Based on Loss »

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All fear is based on loss. From someone cutting you off while you’re driving – loss of respect – to loss of time, money, friends, family, jobs, your life and beyond. Fear is always about losing something. What are you afraid to lose? Why are you afraid to lose it” Chances are you didn’t care about “it” a few weeks ago or maybe years ago. If you REALLY think about it, you probably won’t care about “it” 5 years from now. Of course, if someone close to you dies, sure that makes you sad… but not fearful? Perhaps, you will…
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October 10, 2016

Plot Twist! Tough Times Just Chapter of Your Life Not Whole Story »

Inspiring News Talk Radio - Looking at tough times as a plot twist and not your whole story. Bob Garner shares why you need to turn the page and move on.

I love biographies. I have read, literally, hundreds of them. And what’s always fascinating to me is that as you read a person’s life story, you find chapters that not only cover the good things that occurred, but also chapters about the tough times – the challenges met and the frustrations that accompanied them. Sometimes those challenges appear to be overwhelming. You think to yourself, “How will they deal with this?” And as you keep reading, you discover that somehow, they do get through their tough time. Then you turn the page and read the NEXT chapter of their life….
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October 3, 2016

Making a Choice – How to Not Get Kicked By a Horse »

Making a Choice: you can't always choose the situations/people in your life, but you can always choose how you respond. News Talk radio Bob Garner storyteller on old master and the horse.

The road you travel is always a choice. At one end of a small town, there was a horse that when anyone tried to pass it – to leave or enter town – the horse would chase them and kick them. Well, one day, all of the townspeople gathered to try and figure out how to get past the horse. Soon, the town sage started to walk down the street, blocked by the uncooperative horse. The villagers all stood and waited to see what the old master would do. Upon seeing the horse, the master paused, turned down a side…
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September 26, 2016

Chinese Bamboo Tree: The 3 Hidden Messages »

The Chinese bamboo tree story contains 3 hidden messages beyond patience and persistence. Listen to short inspiring talk radio w/ storyteller keynote speaker Bob Garner.

Perhaps you’re familiar with the primary message of patience and persistence that is usually associated with the story of the Chinese bamboo tree. However, there are three other messages hidden in that story, if you look for them. The story of the Chinese bamboo tree is true and is as follows: This particular tree has a seed that is so hard that when planted, it will do nothing for almost five years. Nothing happens in the first year or the second, not the third or the fourth. You have to water and care for that seed all those years, seeing…
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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 »

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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” »

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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 »

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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!) 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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