“Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.”

–Victor Webster 

In this episode we’re going to talk about:

  • What happens when you disconnect from the world for 6 days
  • 4 ways to really let your life ripple in a way that makes a difference
  • How you can get access for free to the Role Model Webinar replay

FIRST OFF: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   I know that thousands of you out there listening aren’t American, but because you’re part of the Be More community by listening to this show, well, you get to be an American for a day with me!   I LOVE THANKSGIVING!


A webinar on maximizing your own confidence, self-esteem and positive body image so that you can ultimately pass on that confidence to those whom you influence.

In the webinar replay you’ll learn the:


Learn how this foundational hierarchy of needs relates to you and how to use it to nurture confidence and self-esteem in others.

5 ESSENTIAL AREAS YOU MUST INVEST IN CONCERNING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SO THAT YOU CAN BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE TO THOSE AROUND YOU.  These essential areas empower you initially, but ultimately serve to encourage and empower others – your children, your spouse, your co-workers, your friends – to be their best version of themselves possible, thanks to you role model example.

10 SELF-EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH OTHERS  I top off the webinar by sharing 10 self-reflection activities for you to use in your own personal development and then to use in helping others do the same. These exercises will help you feel confident and empowered both physically and mentally and will help those who you love to feel positively empowered as well.


“The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.” –Victoria Moran

I share this with you because of the following lessons I learned:

  1. Even when you can’t see the waves rippling in your life, they are. We can’t see the effects of our actions immediately all the time. What you do matters. Who you are matters. The small things you do – kindness towards others, progress on projects, investment in your own personal development, tiny savings steps towards your budgeting, etc. – matters!
  2. Sometimes we are just in seasons of waiting and we need to patiently embrace them without taking them as personal reflections of rejection or failure. Patience doesn’t improve unless we choose to have an attitude of patience – stop using the cop-out “I’m just not patient” and start embracing the opportunities you have to be patient.
  3. Everything happens in God’s timing.
  4. You are not alone. Sometimes it feels like we are all alone – we have periods where isolation can feel very real – and I just want to encourage you today to remember that you are not alone. I believe that we are permitted to feel loneliness from time to time so that we can better appreciate and understand the blessing of companionship, friendship and community. Technology can be isolating – even if it boasts otherwise. Don’t lose the old-school elements of communication and life.


Keith Andersen!

After the first mile things start to get rough.  Despite stretching and warming up for quite a while I was starting to get cramping in my calves. The started locking up on me left and right.  Every 100 ft or so I’d stop and a lamp post or sign to stretch and loosen things up.  Once I got them back in order the mile marker for mile 2 came into sight and from there it really set in.  My dreaded shin splints had returned.

I found that going up hills made the pain instantly disappear so when I hit them I ran up and walked down.  Opposite of everyone else at that point. I worked on altering my stride to no avail.  All in all I had it under control but was frustrated at the same time.

Throughout the waning miles I true found that as long as I set my mind to it I could do whatever I wanted. It was complete mind over matter. I used small victories to entice my competitive spirit and keep me on the up and up.

Reaching the final mile I prepared myself to finish strong. We all say that. We all want to finish strong and until I was in that position it never meant more to me than it did then.  My plan was to walk a lot of the last mile to let my shins cool down so I can run across the finish line.  The ending tenth of a mile was a sharp downhill and I got nervous that the hard pounding would do me in quick.

I came upon the 13-mile marker and knew it was time. I crested the hill for my final… whatever it was going to be… into the finish line. I knew my wife and friends were down there waiting for me which gave great incentive to finish well.  The real shocker in all this is as I started heading down all pain disappeared.  Everything that I struggled with just completely disappeared. This allowed me to fire on to the finish.

Running full bore down, dodging people left and right to get to the coveted finish while both sides were lined with people rooting you on was amazing.  It made everything that I put up with completely worth it. I didn’t see anyone, all I saw was the finish line.  I had done something that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I had finished a half marathon.

The internal monologue I had throughout the run put me into a frame of mind that still continues at least a week later and I don’t see it leaving.  I have become more determined in everything I do.  With that I’m figuring out my next half marathon to run.

Am I a good runner? No. Do I care where I finish? No. All I care about at this point is that I continue to challenge myself physically and mentally.  Not to see what’s possible, or try to restore my youth, but instead to just live. To get out and do things that I want to do.  I’ve spent way too long trying to be the person that helps others get to their state of happiness, now it’s time I take care of myself.


Be more of who you are. Be you. Be free.




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