Time for CHANGE with Dr. Michelle is a podcast designed to help you get the inspiration and tips that you need in order to maximize your potential and take control over your life, career and relationships.

Each episode presents real life people with real life stories of life transformation and rising above circumstances and challenges.

Join Dr. Michelle each week to hear from her special guests – top professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes and thought leaders as well as inspiring everyday people from around the world.

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EPISODE 8: HOW TO NOT ONLY CREATE CHANGE, BUT ALSO SUSTAIN IT

On this episode of Time for Change, I sat down with Greg Johnson, known to many as The Sober Specialist.

Greg is a sobriety professional, that has gone through the painful and oftentimes scary experience of being the son of an addict, to becoming an addict himself, nearly losing his life, and eventually pulling himself out of the cycle of addiction and becoming a coach, mentor and a source of guidance and strength to many who wish to remain sober- and sustain that change for life.

He shares his secrets to creating powerful changes, taking control over your life, and ensuring that your change is for good, without ever turning back to old, destructive and unhealthy habits.

Highlights of the show include:

• The power of creating, keeping and sustaining change
• How to use spirituality in the context of change, no matter what your religion or spiritual denomination is
• How to turn the lowest point in your life into your turning point
• How to find your purpose and direction in life
• How to take control of your life, no matter where you came from and where you are at

Links and Resources:

https://www.lovesoulutions.org/

Quotes by Greg Johnson:

“When we allow fear, doubt, and worry to overcome us, we create uncertainty that leads to mental instability and emotional upset.”

“We must create a foundation of spiritual certainty for our lives.”

“There is something more for your soul to discover about living your best life.”

Episode 7: HOW TO DROP YOUR EXCUSES

On this episode of Time for Change, I sat down with Maxwell Ivey, known to many as The Blind Blogger.

Max is a blind man who grew up in a family of carnival owners, learned from the family business how to pull through any situation, lost 250 pounds and authored the book Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light – a Blind Man’s Inspirational Guide to Success. He is an inspiration to many and his favorite tagline is “What’s Your Excuse”.

He shares his secrets to figuring things out, no matter what the challenge is, and his belief that there is always a way for us to reinvent ourselves and lead a meaningful life.

Highlights of the show include:

• The power of working your way out of any situation
• How to position yourself as a source of inspiration to others out of a place of struggle and difficulty
• How to drop your excuses and focus on what you CAN do
• How to see the light even in the darkness
• How not to let your circumstances define you


Links and Resources:

http://theblindblogger.net

Quotes by Maxwell Ivey:

“I do my best to help others, and do so mostly by encouraging them to take steps towards their ultimate goal, or to continue on the path they have started.”

“If you don’t ask – they can’t say yes”

“What’s your excuse?”

Episode 6: On the Importance of Moving Forward

Highlights of the show include:

  • The importance of not dwelling on the past
  • How to find inspiration when everything seems hopeless
  • How to get out of a bad relationship
  • How to avoid stepping back into toxic relationships
  • How not to let your circumstances define you
  • How to choose to step up of the victim role
  • The role of leadership, mentorship and mutual compassion along the way to recovery and growth


Links and Resources:

https://rustie.info

Quotes by Rustie MacDonald:

“I made choices for the wrong reasons and denied myself exactly what it is that I needed. As I get older, I have come back to a place that I am still wrestling with. The PAST and NOW”.

“Life is a ride for sure. Everything that I do, I do with positive intention”.

“I walk with the knowing that I am strong, brave, and capable”.

“I have lived a challenging life but have grown into this person I never thought possible”.

“I am in the happiest place I have ever been and I only feel as though it will only get better”.

How to Deal with Adversity

Welcome to the fifth episode of Dr. Michelle Rozen’s podcast, Time for Change. It offers inspiring, real-life stories of success and transformation to turn your life around.

Remember, change is constant, growth is optional. Today’s guest is Melvin Keihn, a football player for Maryland and Virginia Tech.

Keihn’s story got national attention last summer when he was accompanied by an ESPN reporter and camera crew on his trip back to Liberia to see his mother for the first time in nearly a decade.

Melvin and Dr. Michelle discuss the power of staying focused through adversity, and how we can all channel anger and frustration into channels that will build us rather than destroy us

Episode Notes:

  • Difficulties of coming from war torn Liberia and having to leave his mother behind
  • Integration into an American school when coming from a different culture
  • How parents can play an influential role in a child’s life through role modeling and love, even through harsh conditions and forced separation
  • Making winning choices through challenges and adversity
  • Utilizing sports as a means of staying focused and positive

How to Identify and Deal with Toxic People in Our Lives

Do you want to lead a better life and change and improve relationships with your parents, partners, and others? Look within yourself to know your values and develop boundaries. Focus on “being” more than “having” and “doing.”

Today’s guest is Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, who talks about hijackals—how to identify and deal with toxic people in our lives. Rhoberta has authored 16 books on relationships and interpersonal dynamics.

Highlights of the show include:

  • Definition of Hijackals: People who hijack relationships for their own purposes, and then relentlessly scavenge those relationships for power, status, and control
  • Toxic people display specific patterns, traits, and cycles; as children, they learned what to do to survive and usually don’t choose to behave this way
  • Different Dynamics: Most people are toxic at home, where they want to control someone
  • Other people’s fears, concerns, and expectations put on you, make you doubt yourself
  • How to identify hijackals:
    • No matter the topic, the other person has to be right or win the conversation
    • Black-or-White Thinking: Hijackals don’t have love to give you, they only have uses for you
    • Everything is your fault, over blaming by the hijackal
    • You try to please hijackal to gain their love; hijackals have little to no empathy
  • Psychological diagnosis doesn’t matter; if they behave like a hijackal, then they are one
  • Step out of situations and comfortable being uncomfortable, despite possible alienation
  • Hijackal Parents: Foster care may have been better; it’s not you, but them
  • Life After Hijackals: Compassion, grief, transform, and take care of yourself  
EPISODE 4: How To Identify And Deal With Toxic People In Our Lives

The Power of Mentoring in Getting from Welfare to Wealth

Do you want to be a female entrepreneur? Do you want to make a lot of money to live the life you’ve always dreamt of? Have you ever experienced the power of mentoring and inspiration?

Today’s guest is Violette de Ayala, founder and CEO of FemCity. She’s a virtual mentor to more than 20,000 women. Violette shares her personal story of going from welfare to wealth.

Highlights of the show include:

  • Entrepreneurial Journey: Latchkey kid launches small businesses during dinosaur era of technology
  • Grow by Going Global: Share lessons learned to avoid making the same mistakes
  • Craving Community: FemCity supports and provides feedback to women in business
  • FemCity Expansion: Available in 120+ locations
  • Biggest Challenge: Elevate circle of influence for inspiration; know better, to do better
  • Inspirational and Entrepreneurial Breakthrough: Growing up without stable grounding of worth and what could be possible
  • Aha Moment: Shift your mindset to be positive; you’re destined for something greater
  • Growing Up Watching Mentors: Oprah‘s show helped define that you can achieve more; from hardship comes greatness
  • Invest in becoming a member: Network and surround yourself with people doing bigger things to make yourself think bigger
  • Success doesn’t need to look a certain way or follow a style for women in business
  • What’s your superhero talent? How can you share your talent with the rest of the world?
  • Open your mind to opportunity; money comes to you through people you meet
  • Connect, Connect, Connect: To powerful and positive talents, inspirations, people, literature, and opportunities
Episode 3: The Power of Mentoring in Getting from Welfare to Wealth

HOW TO GET FROM PAIN TO GROWTH

How can we break addictive and damaging behaviors to reframe our experiences and go from a place of pain to growth?

Today’s guest is Dr. Tracy Thomas, a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in personal development. She has created a ground-breaking technique for living life to the fullest.

Highlights of the show include:

  • Passion for Change: Family full of emotional turmoil sabotaged their true potential
  • Struggling with Emotions: Separating emotional reaction patterns from specific person
  • Success without happiness is not how most people define success
  • Emotional Environment: Creates anxiety, depression, shame, and coping mechanisms
  • All scars/wounds are not visible; stop being frustrated, and start studying behavior
  • Awareness doesn’t always make an impact, practical mechanics are necessary
  • Shift from being reactive to intentional:
    • Connect with yourself during the day, not only during times of stress
    • Give yourself intention and purpose of outcomes, not the issues
  • Emotional Re-engineering: Change how you emotionally respond to everything to change your emotional state
  • Live Your Potential: Change/condition emotional reaction patterns, thought processes

THE POWER OF ASKING QUESTIONS TO GET OURSELVES UNSTUCK

Welcome to the first episode of Dr. Michelle Rozen’s podcast, Time for Change. It offers inspiring, real-life stories of success and transformation to turn your life around. Remember, change is constant, growth is optional.

Today’s guest is David Trotter, host of the Inspiration Rising podcast. For more than 25 years, David has helped people get unstuck by clarifying their goals around life, love, and leadership. David and Michelle discuss the power of asking simple option-generating questions to get yourself unstuck. What questions can you ask to make the right choices?

Highlights of the show include:

  • Renaissance Man: Going from pastor to podcast host to pass on inspiration to others, especially women
  • Equality Issues: White-male domination and leadership
  • Characteristics of being Stuck: Creatures of habit trying to eliminate possibilities to feel empowered rather than overwhelmed
  • Change your habits by asking accessible questions to get unstuck
  • Look toward the future for possibilities and options: What if…?
  • Take time to ask yourself and others without enforcing personal beliefs, opinions, and options: What do I/you want?
  • Unhelpful, harmful, judgmental, negative, and limiting questions: What were you thinking? Why did you do that?
  • Shift from Habits to Questions: Are there other possibilities? Is there a more fulfilling path?
Episode 1 – The Power of Asking Questions to Get Ourselves Unstuck

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