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The Sweet Spot
28 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
ICYMI: The Carrot or The Stick
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28 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
The Carrot or The Stick
How important is education to overall success? Very. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that we should all get PHDs. In episode 135 of The Sweet Spot, Michael and Diane Clemons talk about the different types of education, the benefits of praise, and the importance of real, meaningful consequences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Will You Choose Discipline or Regret?
The internet can be a tool for self-discovery and improvement or a never-ending feedback loop of distraction and anxiety. In this episode of The Sweet Spot, Diane and Micheal Clemons explain how you can be the gatekeeper of your life, opening up to helpful information while also shutting out the various distractions to your process. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Know Your Role Model
Is having a role model critical to personal success? In this episode of The Sweet Spot, Michael and Diane Clemons discuss role models! Who do they look up to? What does it take to be a role model? What would Pinball say to a room full of people that look up to him? The answers to those questions and more in this podcast conversation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Repay Evil with Good
Don't just endure a negative environment, transform it! In this episode of The Sweet Spot, Michael and Diane talk about the ways in which you can transform a negative workplace environment into one that's positive, nurturing, and good. They also talk about standing up for yourself, Black History month, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
How to Get Out of a Rut
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut? This week on the podcast, Mike and Diane discuss a number of simple strategies to help get you off of the couch and into your passion. And, if you don't have a passion, they also chat about things that you can do to find it. Learn to take stewardship over today in this episode of The Sweet Spot. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-131-How_to_Get_Out_of_a_Rut_jan27-20.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Fake it Till You Make It
Is there any truth to the "fake it 'till you make it" strategy? This week on the podcast, Mike and Diane explore the topic and discuss how important it is to dress for success. They also talk about how to say no to people that ask too much of you. Learn how to stay true to yourself while accomplishing your goals in this episode of The Sweet Spot. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-130-Fake_it_Till_You_Make_It_jan20-20.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Practice and Preparation with William Leathers
Trumpeter and pianist William Leathers chats with Mike and Diane about the pursuit of excellence as a musician. They discuss his upbringing, learning to play music at such a young age and having synesthesia, a rare phenomenon that gives him the ability to taste music. William's journey lead him to the prestigious Juilliard performing arts school. Learn how failing to prepare is preparing to fail and why you should always bet on yourself in this episode of The Sweet Spot podcast. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-129-Practice_and_Preparation_with_William_Leathers_jan15-20.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Make Life Better For Someone Else
This week, Mike and Diane talk about the recent controversy surrounding hockey coaches Mike Babcock and Bill Peters and explore the role of good leadership. They also discuss coaching styles, the idea of position, pass or platform, and whether or not race is creeping back into sports. Finally, they discuss empathy and how making life better for someone else is often the best way to find The Sweet Spot in life. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-128-Make_Life_Better_for_Someone_Else_dec12-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
A Conversation with Pastor Rob Meikle
Mike and Diane welcome their friend, mentor and pastor Rob Meikle of Kingdom House Christian Centre for a sit-down conversation. They discuss his life, athletic background, and what inspired him to the church. Plus, they use the opportunity to ask some deep questions about being a Christian in today's world. Find The Sweet Spot by learning how to lead and listen with love in this episode of the podcast. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-127-A_Conversation_with_Pastor_Rob_Meikle_dec05-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
Do You Know These Interesting Bible Facts?
Ranging from copies sold and stolen to specific chapters and how women are represented, Mike and Diane discuss interesting facts about the Bible in this episode of the podcast. They also talk about some of their upcoming events at the Etobicoke Jazz Festival and, of course, Christmas with the Clemons. Listen along and see how these interesting Bible facts can help you find The Sweet Spot. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-126-Do_You_Know_These_Interesting_Bible_Facts_nov07-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Busy Isn’t Bad If It’s the Right Busy
This episode of the podcast is all about understanding where you are with your routine. Mike and Diane discuss their recent Rally for Kids scavenger hunt with the Pinball Clemons Foundation and what the quick pace taught them about slowing down. They also talk about running late, being busy, priorities, and how you should always make time for the right things to find The Sweet Spot. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-125-Busy_Isn_t_Bad_If_It_s_the_Right_Busy_oct31-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
How to Handle Life’s Interruptions
How do you feel about interruptions in life? Well, Mike and Diane are navigating their own in this episode of the podcast. They discuss Pinball's new role as general manager of the Toronto Argonauts, what he hopes to accomplish, how it is impacting their family and foundation, and why life's interruptions are God's opportunities. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-124-How_to_Handle_Life_s_Interruptions_oct17-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
King Here with Trish Porter Topmiller
U.S. Olympian and author Trish Porter Topmiller shares her journey with Mike and Diane. They discuss her athletic career in high jump and the personal trials that became the basis for King Here, a book that opens up about her father and offers hope that no matter how old, how rich or how addicted someone is, it’s never too late to meet Jesus. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-123-Trish_Porter_Topmiller_oct02-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Turn Those Negatives Into Positives
Having an optimistic outlook can fundamentally change your life, but turning negatives into positives is often easier said than done. This week, Mike and Diane discuss positivity and how changing the way you think can help you find The Sweet Spot. They talk about Will Bowen 's book A Complaint Free World, hurting others, failure and falling forward. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-122-Turn_Those_Negatives_Into_Positives_sept26-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Meet Them Where They Are
This week's episode is all about movement as Mike and Diane discuss their recent vacation, moving forward in some new ventures, and what has been happening at the Pinball Foundation. They also talk about some inspiring people who are moving others, including Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu. Finally, they talk about the passing of Jarrid Wilson, how he used his own struggles with suicide and mental illness to help others, and why we as Christians we need to meet people where they are in life. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-121-Meet_Them_Where_They_Are_sept19-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Being There for People
Learning to support a friend or family member through a tough time can be a sensitive thing to navigate. On this podcast, Mike and Diane discuss the value of being there for others, taking time to listen, and having patience when helping. They also talk about the difference between providing for and being present with your family. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-120-Being_There_for_People_aug29-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
What Makes Us Happy?
Mike and Diane chat about their recent weekend at the Rogers Cup and visit with their friends before reconnecting with The Sweet Spot. They discuss the things that make us happy and how we respond when things happen that take us out of that happiness. Learn why we should respond positively to people, listen to criticism, and keep out ego in check in this episode of the podcast. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-119-What_Makes_Us_Happy_aug22-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
A Sweet Retreat with Gail and Derrell “Mookie” Mitchell
Football Hall of Famer Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell and his wife Gail join Mike and Diane in The Sweet Spot to talk about their friendship, teaching youth, and the idea of excellence. This is a great conversation filled with love and laughter, discussing ways to lift others using your own experience. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-118-A_Sweet_Retreat_aug15-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
Talking Pop Culture with Rachel, Raven and Rylie Clemons
The Sweet Spot becomes even sweeter as Mike and Diane welcome their three daughters to the podcast for the first time. Rachel, Raven, and Rylie chat with their parents about music and lyrics, fashion and expression, the pressures of being a young woman today, and what it is like growing up in the age of social media. http://media.blubrry.com/faithstrongtoday/p/fst.mc.tritondigital.com/THE_SWEET_SPOT_P/media/TSS-117-Talking_Pop_Culture_aug08-19.mp3See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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