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Welcome to the Open Mike blog where I share personal reflections inspired by the people I have the honor of interviewing.

Enjoying the Journey

Enjoying the Journey

Shihan Manny EsmeraldoOne thing I have struggled with is remaining in the moment. This reminded me of  an interview I did a few years back with Shihan Manny Esmeraldo who shared his thoughts on enjoying the journey. Happy listening!Host & Guest Mike Carlon Shihan...

Reinvention: Lessons from the man in black

Reinvention: Lessons from the man in black

Gay Hendricks"Relationship problems are perpetuated by both people rushing for the victim position and trying to claim to be the victim and then each one tries to out victim the other one, and so there's no way out of that."Host & Guest Mike Carlon Gay Hendricks...

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

A Man's Search for MeaningHolocaust survivor Viktor Frankl believed that those who survived the atrocities of living in a concentration camp did so mostly because they somehow found meaning in what they were going through. He would go on to state that it is important...

Born to Run

Born to Run

Kevin Knight“At the end of the day, if you can impact someone's life for a moment, maybe connect with them, maybe make them smile, just maybe make them think differently about another human being. That’s what it’s all about.”Host & Guest Mike Carlon Kevin Knight...

Overcoming Resentment

Overcoming Resentment

Resentment is poisonous2020 was a year that few of us would care to repeat under the same conditions. However, for me personally, it ended on a high note. Listen in to find out why and hear about ways to overcome resentment.Host & Guest Mike Carlon No guest, just...

Who’s in Your Corner?

Who’s in Your Corner?

A Story About Encouragement There are times in life when we want to break out and try something new. There are other times when we need the support of others to help get through a bump in the road. In both scenarios it's important to ask, who's in your corner?  Host...

Overcoming Limitations

Overcoming Limitations with Mary from Boston and Networking Coach Diane DarlingLast week I spoke with a Bostonian named Mary who took a trip to Jamaica during Covid where she was dubbed The White Oprah. Mary lives with Multiple Sclerosis and my conversation with her...

There’s Always a Yes

Recently, I caught up with my former boss and mentor Shelley Zalis who is probably the most positive person I’ve ever met in my life. In our conversation, she reminded me how important it is to go after what you want, to always get the deal (however the getting the...

Raise Your Hands

This week, while doing some interviews for a travel client, I met a young man named Matthew who reminded me that there is joy in service.  My conversation with him got me to thinking about how my mother, the church lady of Stamford, CT, would “volunteer” me and my...