The Tao of Jun

What Are Friends For

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By The Tao of Jun
Living An Inspired Life
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The Golden Buddha: Unique Talents Lie Hidden Inside of You
We are all like the Golden Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand. We are brilliant and priceless, but we’ve been convinced that we are not enough. We’ve been covered up with clay and made to believe that we are worthless. Sometimes the only way to discover, uncover, the greatness hidden inside is for life to break us. Only by falling out of the sky and having our outer shell removed can we reveal the brilliance that has been inside of you all along.
19:34
December 7, 2018
Welcome to Planet Earth: The Greatest Park in the Galaxy!
We love going to amusement parks as a family. My daughters love screaming as they feel their stomachs rising up out of their throats! 😂 That’s why the rides are so fun! The feeling that we’re going to die is why we go on the scariest rides, and we laugh afterwards. Some even go back in line! I like to think of planet earth that way. As a huge amusement park here in our galaxy. Some of the rides are safe and boring... and that’s fine if that’s your style. But for me, I’m here for the thrill!! For the laughs, the experiences, and the meaningful relationships that we create along the way.
10:50
December 1, 2018
The Willingness to Help Others is the Most Important Thing!
The willingness to help others is what will motivate and inspire you to push yourself to learn more, try harder, and do the things that scare you. It’s what pulls you through the tough times when you fail or embarrass yourself. Like Alicia Keys says, “We are here. We are here for all of us, that’s why we are here.” 🎶
14:36
November 20, 2018
You Should’ve Sold the Cow!
Focus on helping and serving others to the best of your ability. Not chasing the money. do it for what it will make of you, not for what can get, but who you will become! “Success is not something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become.” Jim Rohn
19:26
November 8, 2018
How Failure Can Lead To Success
Had I not failed my first business attempt, I would not be the person I am today. I say this with love, but I hope you have the privilege to fail 🤗
24:50
October 5, 2018
Life is not a recipe!
“As you cook up your own life, never allow anyone else’s recipe for success intimidate you or get in your way. Know your own truth and live by it.” Mario Batali
09:11
September 6, 2018
Comfort and Ease can lead to Annihilation
A lesson from the Stephen’s Island Wren: A life of comfort and ease can lead to extinction. Paradise is a nice place to visit on vacation, but stay there long enough and it can become your graveyard.
21:12
August 23, 2018
Do it For the Story!
Life is not about “getting it done” - accomplishing more than others or proving that you’re better. It’s about enjoying this experience we’re having called Life! So take the pressure off of yourself. The pressure to win, or to prove yourself to others. You’ve already won! So just breathe, enjoy this moment, and feel the relief come over you.
11:21
August 21, 2018
Personality vs Character
Most of us have heard the saying, “Personality opens doors, but character keeps them open.” I’d like to share my thoughts on what exactly that means. Thank you for listening :-)
06:01
August 16, 2018
Let Go of Anger and Resentments
“Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” ― Steve Maraboli
11:35
August 1, 2018
Don’t Worry Who Gets the Credit For Your Work
Although trophies, certificates, plaques and ribbons may fade away after we’re gone; the experiences we share with others, and the impact we have on the lives of others will last forever. #doitforthestory
06:50
July 21, 2018
And Then What?
Many people are playing the lottery tonight. Hoping to win millions and finally live a problem free life. But how many of those people have ever considered this one question after they do win: “and then what?”
06:05
July 18, 2018
Don’t Get Mad At The Snake 🐍
I realized while trying to save this little snakes life over the weekend, that I don’t get upset up a snake for acting like a snake because I understand how a snake is supposed to act. This made me ask myself, “what if i approached everything like that?”
11:25
July 10, 2018
Thank you, Crypto Kid!! 🤗🤜🤛
A special shout out to Santino, who also has a podcast on Anchor called The Crypto Kid where he talks about crypto-currency like bitcoin. I really appreciate the voice message, and the encouragement 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you so much!
02:02
June 29, 2018
Divided We Fall
In this episode I share an fascinating insight from the book Influence: The Science of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini about what causes human conflict.
10:24
June 27, 2018
The Golden Rule
In this episode I share my experiences from the time we owned a grocery store in the West End. During the time we owned the grocery store, we never got robbed. But the owners before us and after us all got robbed. I believe the difference was in the way we treated people.
15:35
June 25, 2018
Life would be no fun in God Mode
Life is about the challenges and the struggle to overcome insurmountable obstacles. Even if you had the code to activate GOD Mode, would you really want to? Isn’t the joy of winning sweeter when it’s difficult?
06:45
June 22, 2018
Nothing is Perfect, and That’s Perfect
Life is not easy because it’s meant to be rewarding. And easy is never rewarding. If everything was perfect, there would be nothing to do and we would be bored.
08:40
June 19, 2018
How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
On my tombstone I do not want it to say, “Here lies Jun. He was better than you.“
08:49
June 19, 2018
The Way to Feel Contentment & Less Stressed
Dr. Bruce Lipton has proven scientifically that our thoughts affect our bodies. Jon Kabat Zinn teaches us how to be more aware of the moment by breathing. I believe that by combining these two concepts - being more mindful of our thoughts and paying attention to our breath, we can live more for filled lives. Lives that are not so dominated by feelings of anxiety, Fear, sadness or anger. Then life takes on a whole new meaning.
18:09
June 14, 2018
I don’t want to be a NPC
A weird little experience on a Tuesday afternoon 😁 I hope you all are well! 🙏😊
06:30
June 5, 2018
Lesson from the butterfly
Just like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it takes time for us to achieve our goals. Be patient with yourself as you grow.
04:40
May 31, 2018
Life is a Road Trip, Not a Race
Lesson #1: Turn your blinkers on if things are not right. Lesson#2: It doesn't matter if the old lady dusts you.
15:28
May 26, 2018
We Need Your Piece of the Puzzle
I believe that everyone should start their own podcast, blog, or YouTube channel. You could even write a book! You're not doing it to try to get likes or subscribers, or to try to get rich & famous. You're doing it because we need your unique piece of the puzzle in order to get a clearer picture of what life is all about.
10:36
May 25, 2018
Run Towards Your Fears
“If you want to sentence yourself to a life of fear, never do anything that scares you.” Taylor Clark, NERVE: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool
06:35
May 24, 2018
Misery vs Suffering
Misery loves company, but suffering hates it. We all have to suffer sometimes. That’s uncontrollable. What we can control is how we respond to the suffering. Misery is a choice, and it not only loves company it needs it. In this episode I offer my opinion on where misery comes from - why ppl feel miserable.
21:28
May 23, 2018
Appreciate Yourself
Sometimes it’s easy to feel down when others don’t give you the recognition you feel you deserve. People like your wife or your children or whoever it is you think you’re doing it for. Just remember the only thing that matters is how you feel about yourself. It’s so you can feel proud of yourself. Not so others can appreciate you. Because what if they don’t appreciate you the way you thought they would? It’s not for them it’s for you. When you do an outstanding job, you can feel good about yourself and proud of yourself.
28:18
May 22, 2018
They Hate Because They Care
The story of five monkeys in a cage perfectly illustrates why people behave the way they do when they see you going after your dreams. Don’t take it personal, don’t be offended, and don’t be surprised. It’s not because they hate you. Actually because they care. They’ve just been programmed by the generations before them.
07:39
May 22, 2018
What Are Friends For
When you’re in some serious trouble, who can you count on? Those are your friends, and the people you want to spend your time with the most. You don’t look to profit from them or look for benefits. Friendships are for our pleasure, not for our profit.
13:53
May 21, 2018
5 Second Moments
When I was a kid, I dreamed of one day becoming a rapper. But unfortunately, I let embarrassment, and the opinions of others, end my rap career before it ever got started. The book I mention in this episode is called The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins. Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L2SEHQ
15:43
May 20, 2018
Jack And No Beanstalk
What if Jack decided to be a “good boy” and obey his mother’s command? We would have no story, there would be no magic, and no one would ever know that Jack ever existed.
13:59
May 18, 2018
Everything Happens For A Reason
When I got my DUI and I landed in jail for the first time, I thought my life was over. I thought I had completely ruined my chances of ever having a good life. Looking back now it was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me!
18:37
May 17, 2018
Why Is Life So Hard?
Life is not easy because it’s meant to be rewarding... and easy is never rewarding.
13:55
May 17, 2018
Give the Wishbone a Tug!
Having a list of goals is the major key to a better life.
16:11
May 15, 2018
Choose Your Own Goals
Decide what YOU want out of life, and have the faith in yourself to go for it! You can achieve your dreams. Just be sure they’re your own. “Before scrambling up the ladder of SUCCESS, make sure it’s leaning again the right wall.” Steven R Covey
16:53
May 14, 2018
Distance Yourself From Problems
When you stop focusing on problems, solutions seem to magically appear!
19:30
May 12, 2018
Wrong Way Wins the Race!
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle
26:23
May 10, 2018
Why Go The Extra Mile?
In this episode I'd like to share my thoughts on why it's so important to go the extra mile. But once you've decided to go the extra mile, how do you get there?
17:01
May 7, 2018
You Do Matter: Be Proud!
Episode 2: Why it’s so important to feel proud of yourself.
08:03
May 5, 2018
Pride vs Arrogance
This is my very first podcast! I hope you like it!
10:26
May 4, 2018
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