Out There on the Edge of Everything®

Stephen Lesavich

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Podcast: Sometimes it takes a 3XL
Jan 25 2024
Podcast: Sometimes it takes a 3XL
EPISODE 179 Let me tell you another true story. A few years ago, I was invited by a friend of mine to play a round of golf at a country club golf course in the suburbs of Chicago. We were to play with my friend’s brother and his boss, both doctors in private practice. I arrived at the country club with a nice shirt that did not have a collar.  My friend was dressed the same way. This country club has its own rules and etiquette for playing golf. When we arrived at the first tee, the starter indicated that the rules of the country club were very clear and no one could play golf in a shirt that did not have a collar. Since my friend and I both lived 45 minutes from the course, there was no way we could drive home to change. We were told our only alternative was to buy a shirt from the pro shop if we wanted to play. Every shirt in the pro shop was priced at least $90, making the required purchase a very expensive one. My friend and I decided to both purchase shirts with size 3XL (3 extra large). Let me say, we both looked ridiculous.  The shirt can down past my knees and I could have fit three of me inside the shirt. As funny as it turned out, this is one unexpected situation for which I was not prepared. How do you prepare for unexpected situations and events in your own life? Always remember to PACK before you do anything. Always remembering to PACK before you do anything can help make a positive impact in your own life. Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2024, by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.
Podcast: Weathering a Psychological Microburst
Dec 17 2023
Podcast: Weathering a Psychological Microburst
EPISODE 175 Let me tell you another true story. I had a law office on South LaSalle Street in the financial district of downtown Chicago for over a decade. One summer morning I had a meeting scheduled with the CEO of a financial company in my office to discuss an important legal matter. As I walked to work, there was a thunderstorm occurring.  When I turned onto South LaSalle Street I was hit by a microburst from the thunderstorm whose effect was magnified by tunnel effect of the tall buildings. A microburst is “a pattern of intense winds and rain that descends from rain clouds, that hits the ground, and fans out horizontally in a wave.” The wind and rain were so strong in the microburst, in just a few seconds I was completely drenched.  Every inch of my clothes were 100% wet including my underwear and socks.  Even my shoes were filled with about an inch of water.  I looked like I had stepped in a shower with all my clothes on. I experienced a microburst caused by a weather event on South LaSalle Street in Chicago. You can experience a personal microburst in your own life. A “personal microburst” is a psychological event that occurs in your own life. A personal microburst is situation where you experience a strong, rapid, intense stressful event that causes you to be abruptly drenched and overwhelmed with negative feelings and emotions. How can you weather the storm of a personal microburst that occurs in your own life? Weathering the storm of a personal microburst can create a significant positive impact in your own life. Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2023, by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.
Podcast:  What are your financial values?
Nov 26 2023
Podcast: What are your financial values?
EPISODE 173 What are your financial values? Can you define them? Can you change them? Are you afraid to change your financial values? A value is defined as “a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.” Financial values are defined as “what you think or believe about debt, credit, spending, money and investments.” Do you know the root of your financial values? A root is defined as “the origin or source of something.” Let me tell you another true story. I first learned about my initial root for my financial values because of one of the small plastic toys in a box on the window sill of a drug store I wanted to buy when I was 6 years old. Wanting to purchase that toy provided a positive root for my own initial financial values. The purchase also planted a seed of interest in me for financial matters. That seed grew over my lifetime and motivated me to co-author an award-winning and best-selling book, The Plastic Effect: How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards. My book is a self-help book helping people understand credit, debt and how credit cards and debit cards actual work. The book won an independent publisher award, named the best new book in the finance/budgeting category and became a best-seller in paper and electronic formats on Amazon. What are your financial values right now? What is the root of your own financial values? Determining the root of your financial values and planting seeds to create new financial values will allow you to make a positive impact in your life moving forward. Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2020, 2023 by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.
Podcast:  The Car Carrier Effect
Nov 21 2023
Podcast: The Car Carrier Effect
EPISODE 172 I am sure all of you have been on an interstate highway or a county highway and have seen a car carrier. A car carrier is a type of trailer or semi-trailer designed to efficiently transport multiple passenger vehicles. Multiple vehicles are loaded on multiple levels of the car carrier trailer. Actual car carriers are symbolic of how some groups of people travel on their own soul paths on their journey through life. The car carrier represents a set of collective energy that people are obedient to and are under the control of some other person or some other thing who is energetically driving the car carrier represented by the set of collective energy. Such sets of collective energy include such things family, religious, spiritual, cultural, political and other types of collective energy. I call this obedience to any collective energy “the Car Carrier Effect.” STEPHEN LESAVICH, PHD Being part of a set of collective energy that is included in an energetic car carrier means you are living in a passive, dis-empowered state. In most instances you are not making any individual decisions, are not accepting responsibility for any decisions you do make and are not trying to co-create your own life in any way. So what should you do if have determined your energetic passenger vehicle is parked on one or more energetic car carriers in your life? Being aware what energetic car carriers your energetic passenger vehicle is parked on can help you make adjustments to make a positive impact in your life. I am driving my own passenger vehicle, a sports car, model, SXL, how about you? Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2021, 2023 by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach. Podcasts
Podcast:  Attitude or Gratitude?
Nov 7 2023
Podcast: Attitude or Gratitude?
EPISODE 171 Let me tell you another true story. A little while ago I was driving down a very busy county highway and there was a guy standing in the middle of the road. He was waiving his arms and I stopped my truck. He indicated that he ran out of gas and asked if I could give him a ride to the nearest gas station. Since there is a gas station near my office, I agreed. I drove the guy to the gas station and he purchased a plastic gas can and filled it with a gallon of gas. He then asked me if I could drive him back to his vehicle because he had no way of getting back. I agreed again. When we arrived at his vehicle, the guy just got out of my truck and walked away without saying a word. Not a thank you.  Not a good bye.  Nothing.  Not a single word. I had given about an hour of my time and a gallon of my own gas to take him to the gas station and then back to his vehicle. I have to admit, I was expecting a different response, a different attitude and showing some gratitude. I believe the man I helped was letting his attitude about running of gas and having a bad day override his ability to express any gratitude. What are some advantages of practicing gratitude instead of attitude in your own life? Practicing gratitude allows you to create a positive impact in your own life and in the life of others Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2023 by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.
Podcast:  Are You Integrated?
Sep 15 2023
Podcast: Are You Integrated?
EPISODE 164 Many of you take self-help, personal empowerment, professional development classes and other types of educational classes, that cause you to grow and evolve as a person. You may also go on retreats during which you gain significant personal, professional and spiritual insights. Such classes are almost always taken in a group environment where you feel safe, supported, excited and eager to apply what you have learned. Some people actually get addicted to these feelings and just keep taking additional classes on a regular basis, over and over again. However, when you leave such classes and return to your daily lives, you typically experience an “energetic mood crash” in which start to feel isolated and experience negative emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, etc. or even depression. You make plans to keep in touch with your classmates to support each other and in most instances, you never do. The key to applying what you have learned in such classes is to “integrate” the positive knowledge, growth and evolution you have experienced into your daily life and into the person you are in that daily life. After taking such classes how can you integrate your knowledge, growth and evolution into your life? Use the 3-R’s approach. Integration using the 3-R’s approach creates self-awareness, a feeling of wholeness, and expands your consciousness to create a positive impact in your life. Out There on the Edge of Everything®… Stephen Lesavich, PhD Copyright © 2019, 2023 by Stephen Lesavich, PhD.  All rights reserved. Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.