Positive Mindset Leads to a Positive Life

David Cook Speaks with Host Kim Plyler on Their Optimize Coach Journey

Join me today as I speak with my #Swimbuddy David Cook.  David and I are going through Brian Johnson’s Optimize Coach Training Certificate Program.  I met David through this program and we’ve been working on our training for almost a year now.   As graduation approaches (Dec 5-9) we took a moment to discuss the program and the power that is in all of us.  Its the power of a positive mindset.

In the program we reviewed hundreds of positive psychology and self help books.  One that sticks out is “MindSet” by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Dweck is a Stanford Professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of motivation. She tells us that our “mindset”—how we see the world—determines a *huge* part of our overall happiness and well-being and achievement. In this podcast David and I explore the importance of a growth mindset compared to a fixed mindset.  We hope you will see the difference and make the switch.

The Optimize Coach program offers a lot of educational opportunities.  Having access to other people from all around the world and to be going through this program with them has been amazing.  If you get a chance check out Brian Johnson’s Optimize.me site.  Over 10 years ago I got connected to Brian’s program called “Philosopher’s Notes” and I’ve been studying with him ever since.  Keep you ears and eyes out for more about the Optimize Coach program.  I will be in Los Angeles soon and can’t wait to meet all the other Optimize coaches.   Until then I hope you’ll enjoy today’s show and my dear #SwimBuddy David Cook.


Passion Perseverance Purpose Give you Grit

Master Your Story Host Kim Plyler Shares Secrets to Success

Its no secret I’m a huge fan of Brian Johnson’s Optimize program. Graduation is coming in December and I’m so excited to head to Los Angeles for the event. During this year of in-depth deep study, I’ve learned about my “Grit”. It is that tough way to combine your passion perseverance and life purpose to realize your inner you. To share who you are, what you believe in all in service for others. During this past year of Optimize I’ve read hundreds of books, and one of my top 10 is “Grit”

Angela Duckworth created the science of Grit. It’s fascinating. She defines it as intense passion + intense perseverance. In short, you’re REALLY fired up about something and you’re willing to show up every day for however long it takes to make your dream a reality. In this week’s podcast we step through the process. I hope you can tune in and get your Grit Going. Check out MYSmatters.com for more on how we can help you find and polish your Grit to find your pearl.

Celebrating Culture Through Stories, Music and Competition

Marcie Mulligan shares Updates from the Celtic Cultural Alliance

Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Every year, in downtown Historic Bethlehem, Pa., they host North America’s largest Celtic Festival. Celtic Classic holds the world championships for the HighLand Games. Athletes from around the world come to compete. But the CCA is more than just a weekend festival and competition. Join us as Marcie Mulligan discusses all the year-round events put on by CCA.

The CCA was formed over 30 years ago when Neville Gardner, owner of the world-famous Red Stag Pub and Donegal Square, Bob Virgilio, and Jim Foley got together and created the festival to celebrate Celtic culture. Now decades later the organization and festival are know around the world for their dedication to preserving, sharing and celebrating the celtic heritage. Tune into the podcast and hear how Marcie describes the organizations year-round work.

If you happen to be in Bethlehem, Pa. from September 26th through 29th stop by and catch the fun at the 2019 Celtic Classic Festival. We hope to see you there.