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BACON BITS with Master Happiness

BACON BITS with Master Happiness

By Master Happiness
Happiness is a muscle that must be exercised! You have to keep working at it in order to become and stay Happy. With practice,it gets easier and easier every day. Remember, you are up against Anger, Fear, and Sadness. Falling into and getting trapped in these emotions is easy. Your Happiness is outnumbered 3 to 1!

The Path to Happiness isn't easy, but the Destination is well worth the Journey! It is a road paved with optimism, gratitude, humility, and a few more distinctions that I'd like to share with you.
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Happiness, Meaning, and BACON at WORK!
Hyenas, Horses, and Humans. Hyenas are scavengers. Their motivation is strictly survival. They will hunt if they need to but are happy with someone else’s leftovers. This is the most basic of all motivation. Domesticated horses are motivated by a carrot dangling in front of them or a stinging stick behind them. Reward and punishment are the motivational strategy still used today on animals and employees. But Modern humans want to find purpose in their work. They want to feel that their existence and contribution have meaning. Humans get bored quickly. They will do the least that they can to avoid punishment and put in extra effort if their INTERNAL reward is truly fulfilling. Human desire and motivation are based on what we have access to. According to Abraham #Maslow, an American Psychologist, humans have a hierarchy of needs. As soon as one level is fulfilled, our needs and motivations evolve and change. It starts with physiological needs (food, water, clothing, etc.). Then we look for safety and security. Once found, we can look for love and friendship. Next up the pyramid is esteem and finally self-actualization. In DRIVE, a book by #DanPink, it is important to realize where you are in your journey. Are you motivated by Autonomy, Mastery, or Purpose. How can you feel that what you’re doing has meaning? B – Bigger Purpose? A – Align your Values. C – Cultivate Humility O – Offer Assistance! N – Not everything will feel meaningful. Smart companies don’t owe you “Purpose,” but they should try to help you find it if they want you to stay. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Purpose
September 27, 2022
Like, Love, Lust, and Bacon!
Like, Love, and Lust, we often use these words synonymously and incorrectly. But worse than that, we are often confused about the way we feel and the words we use to describe those feelings. We sometimes think that we love what we really like or lust for and sometimes we lust for things that we don’t even like. It is important to understand the meanings and the feelings behind each word. It’s the first step in eliminating the confusion and allowing love to grow. Like and Lust are quick, but Love takes time. Give it all the time it needs. Like is about attraction, Love is about appreciation, and Lust is about obsession. The opposite of Like is Dislike, the opposite of Lust is Hate, and the opposite of Love is Apathy. If you LIKE a flower, you pluck it out of the ground. If you LOVE a flower, you nurture and care for it. And if you LUST for a flower, you contemplate breaking the rules to obtain it These feelings are not limited to flowers. We feel the same way towards people, our careers, and our other desires. B – Beautiful Bride, the one we choose A – Acquaintances, friends, and family C – Children, the best of us O – Our Occupation, job, and career N – Necessities, things, and stuff Understanding the difference and controlling these feelings will help you create more fulfilling relationships, a rewarding career, and a happier life! You’ll only lose if you live in Lust! Learn to Like and Love and make it last Tune in to this week's show, you'll love it or at least you’ll like it! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Love #Lust
September 20, 2022
Self-Motivation with Bacon
Like cooking, we are always either Tasting, Basting, or Wasting. In other words, we are doing what we Want to do, Need to do, or Avoiding what should be done. If procrastination is the problem, motivation is the answer. The problem is that we tend to compare ourselves to others. But each of us are motivated in different ways. Don’t beat yourself up because it seems like others are accomplishing more and more quickly. We all move at different paces mostly due to desire and our own Motivational Code. The Motivation Code Discovering the Hidden Forces that Drive your Best Work By Todd Henry with Ron Penner, Ted W. Hall, and Joshua Miller Discover your code and the code of your teammates and you’ll start scaling mountains. B – Believers and Dreamers A – Achievers and Doers C – Collaborators and Team Players O – Optimizers and Organizers N – Narcissists and Performers S – Scholars and Learners Each of us is a combination of these motivators. By identifying yours, you will have a great understanding of why you move quickly on some projects and slower on others. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON
September 14, 2022
Admitting you’re wrong with Bacon!
Admitting You’re Wrong with BACON??? Well, that is just silly. I’m never wrong and If I was, I would admit it right away. So rather than discussing me admitting that I’m wrong (because I’m not) let’s instead, talk about why some people have a difficult time admitting it, unlike me, and how we should react. There are several reasons for not being able to admit fault and they are usually based in fear. Sometimes those that hold tight to their convictions seem strong, but they are really confused or afraid. Some will cheerfully admit their mistakes, others look to share the blame, and still others will take the truth to the grave. Why do so many act this way? B – Believes that it shows weakness A – Apathetic towards truth C – Can’t make sense of it O – Ostracism, anger from being ridiculed. N – No or low self-confidence How to deal with someone who won’t admit that they are wrong. B – Be truthful A – Avoid them C – Confident Communication O – Offer an Out N – Negotiate for clarification Keep in mind, sometimes being all wrong is alright. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON
September 07, 2022
BACON versus Self-Doubt!
Why try? I'm going to fail at it anyway. I can't do it! I'm not as good as everyone else. We all second guess ourselves occasionally. But doubting our abilities too often can and will hold us back from realizing our dreams. Some people put more energy into knocking themselves down than just trying. This could be caused by narcissistic parents and bosses. It could be caused by constantly comparing ourselves to others. And it can be fueled by past failures. Self-doubt can make us question if we are qualified, good enough, or even able to succeed in relationships, work, as a parent, or just about any activity that we would like to pursue. Those with low self-esteem often seek reassurance but can’t accept or believe compliments. This can lead to serious anxiety and depression There is a comfort in allowing ourselves to doubt our own abilities. Afterall, if we don’t try, we can’t fail. We need to learn to overcome that fear and accept failure as a vital part of growing. So how can we turn self-doubt around? B – Be kind to yourself A – Avoid Negative People C – Contemplate Past Successes O – Outsmart yourself N – No More Comparing Realize that you may not be able to do everything… BUT YOU CAN DO A LOT! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Selfdoubt 
August 30, 2022
Find Closure with BACON!
Everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Or at least that is what we blindly expect. An opening and a closing. This is true in all relationships; personal, professional, and casual. Sometimes partners leave and others pass away. We lose pets and children move on. Some relationships fade away and others end suddenly. When these relationships end abruptly, we look for reasons why and others to blame. Closure is difficult and often necessary. Let’s talk about the needs and the ways to deal with the inevitable end. B – Be thankful and grateful for the time you’ve had A – Acceptance takes time C – Clarity and Understanding should be your goal O – Obsessing is useless N – Now it’s time to be sad Take care of yourself, learn to forgive, and move on. Write down what you’re feeling, talk it out if you can. Most importantly, learn and grow from every experience. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Closure 
August 23, 2022
Our BACON Siblings
I grew up being pushed, pulled, protected, and provided for. Older siblings paved the way for me to be me. They tested the waters and created safer paths for me to mirror, maneuver, and manage to avoid. I was given opportunities to learn to lead, follow, and fight. And I took those opportunities often. Siblings have a way of wrestling the best out of you. You develop talents and skills because of them and despite them. There is a deep bond that only siblings can feel. A separate language based on innuendos, inferences, and educated assumptions. Sarcasm born from sibling competitiveness can fuel resentment and even hate. But never think that that anger and distain is enough to break that bond. All that is needed is the right action or comment from the wrong person and sibling will unite to protect their own. A power from deep within our hearts and souls. A sense of responsibility, respect, and resound to respond whenever and wherever we are needed. Friends are found and forgotten but the fondness of siblings is forged for forever and can be felt from 1,000s of miles away. It lasts the test of time and sustains silence and absence without missing a beat. B - Best friends and best enemies A - Advisors and architects C - Challengers and Cheerleaders O - Order of Birth Theory N - Never needing Nannies! Call all your brothers and sisters and tune in together. Let us spark some memories of laughter, loss, and love. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Brothers #Sisters #Siblings
August 16, 2022
Our Bacon Pets
Since the first wolf wandered into a campsite and was given some food, dogs have been loyal protectors and friends to man. K9s were probably the start, but animal companions come in all shapes, sizes, and species. Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Horses, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Rodents, to name a few. It seems that humans can’t get enough of our furry, scaley, feathery friends. We work with our pets, we play with our pets, and we travel with them too. Sometimes they are the only ones that will listen to our problems and offer us unconditional love. We right songs about them, they are on TV, in movies, and we are mesmerized watching them live or in video. There is an irreplaceable comfort that comes from a dog at your feet and a cat on your lap. There is so much emotional support and physical well-being that we get from these loyal friends. They teach us about empathy, responsibility, and discipline. They keep us active and give us purpose. They make sure that we are never lonely and always loved. Here are some of my favorite benefits of having pets B – Breaking the Ice, being more sociable, and bonding with other owners A – Affection Mentors. They teach us how to love unconditionally. C – Calming Companionship and Emotional Support O – Oxytocin, the happiness hormone can lead towards better health N - Never Alone when I am with my Friend. So Come, Sit, Stay, and listen to the stories of our favorite pets. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Pets
August 11, 2022
BACON-Flavored Optimism!
When it’s constantly storming, it’s difficult to see the rainbows for the rain. When you’re surrounded by gray clouds, it can seem impossible to find the silver-linings. But there is a light at the end of every tunnel, and it is your way up and out. That light is sometimes very small. But even the smallest of flames can give us hope. You’ve got to fan and feed that spark if you want to create a fire. When you start focusing on the good things in life it will become a habit. And it will become easier and easier to anticipate happier times in the future. We all suffer from fear of the future and some anxiety of what might come…but with a little effort we can lessen those feelings and sleep better at nights. How to fight for Optimism B – Balloons or Bricks? Who are the people we surround ourselves with? A – Acknowledge and Accept! What can we really control? C – Challenger to Champ! Keep searching for rainbows and solutions. O – Observe and Omit! What can we learn from the past and the present to prep us for the future? N – Normalize from Notes! Let’s keep track of what we’re grateful for and learn to look forward to tomorrow. Whenever you think it could be better, remember it could also be a whole lot worse. We hope that you’re looking forward to this episode as much as we are. We’re positive that you’re going to enjoy it. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #optimism #pessimism 
August 02, 2022
The Good, the Bad, and the BACON of Social Media
Some say that a little red wine can be good for you, but too much, too often, can ruin your life. It’s the same with social media. Social media has allowed us to connect with people around the world. It has allowed us to share our voice, our thoughts, and our dreams. But as much is it pulls people together; it is also drives us apart. We have opportunities to connect, learn, and to be entertained by social media. We need to learn how to discipline ourselves, think for ourselves, and not allow ourselves to become slaves to the screen. We have impulses and knee-jerk reactions to events that excite and irritate us. Social media gives us an immediate outlet for our thoughts before we can contemplate their relevance or their ultimate effect. Social media hastens our reaction before we have a chance to breathe. Another troubling fact about social media is that it is filled with manipulation. It is the definitive influencing tool. It learns all about us and sways our opinions without us even knowing. What’s worse, is even when we see it happening, we don’t believe it. Some of the problems with Social Media… B – Bots and Fake People A – Adaptable Algorithms C – Customer or Product O – Opinions Last Forever N – No Time to Think! Some of the solutions… B – Back away and think before you respond A – Ask yourself if this really makes sense. C – Consider doing more research O – Opinions are not NEWS N – Now GO OUTSIDE! The secret is in the balance and the valence. Tell Siri and Alexa that you want to tune in, never mind, they already know. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #socialmedia
August 01, 2022
Venting with BACON
Let’s start by defining the difference between venting, complaining, and whining. Venting is a way to rid yourself of the things that frustrated or angered you. Complaining is having genuine concerns but still looking for conflict. Whining is complaining about the trivial with no real desire to solve the problem. It’s just complaining for the sake of complaining. Sometimes we share our problems because we are looking for solutions and other times it is just to be heard. Sometimes we share to explain, and sometimes we share to cast the blame on others. Venting can be important in the process of getting control of your emotions. Be careful who you vent to and don't let your venting turn into whining. How do you handle venting or complaining when you are on the receiving end? Remember the giver is angry, frustrated, and maybe sad. Look for the logic within their emotional dialogue. Determine if they are looking for a solution or do they just need to identify and name their frustration? The next time you need to vent… B – Blaming you, me, us, or them? A – Allies or answers? C – Constant or Occasional O – Open Minded? N – No, not Nagging? Hope you are willing to listen. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #complaining #whining #Venting
July 19, 2022
The BACON Mentor, Teacher, Coach
There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap. If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing. If you want to be happy for a year, win some money. And if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, help other people.” Protecting and helping people grow are the most noble of professions. And that is why they can also be the most rewarding. We all have some knowledge to share that can assist someone along their path of happiness. Conversely, we are all often in need of our own Mentors, Coaches, and Teacher to help us define our path. It is not about creating another YOU; it is about helping them become the best version of themselves. Here are some of the guides that you may become or are seeking. Coaches help people achieve specific goals based on individual needs. Mentors provide guidance in specific areas based on their past-experience. Teachers provide education on new skills and knowledge based on what they have learned. Consultants help implement strategies connected to their areas of their expertise. Counselors provide healing. As a Coach, Mentor, Teacher, or however you define yourself, remember to… B – Build your students up A – Always be Actively Listening C – Carefully Constructed Feedback O – Observe obstacles and options N – Never Judge or Force  Connecting with the right guide can help you navigate your paths of happiness. And for those of you who want to share, you will learn that you will always get more from giving than taking. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Mentor #Coach #Teacher
July 12, 2022
The BACON of Independence
Are we willing to give our kids their independence? Are we willing to fight for ours? Whether we are a parent, child, in a relationship, ora member of a team, sometimes we must choose between dependency, independence, or somewhere in between. The scariest thing about being independent is that you no longer have anyone to blame but yourself. It is so comforting to follow someone else’s lead. Win together or lose together. You don’t have to carry the weight of responsibility. Some of us dream of moving away from home, some dream of starting their own business, some dream of going at it alone. And very often we use the fear of being alone as a crutch or excuse for not following our dreams. It is time to stand up and take control. It is time to declare what you need and what you want. And go after it. Stop hiding in the shadows of others, simply satisfied with what they deem to be the dream. Let's get going and taste life and create a new existence that sizzles. And when you do, you will realize that you are never alone. When will I know it’s time to make a change? B - Burnt Out A - Alone C - Closed minded O - Obstinate N - Negative  How do I win my independence? B - Be real with yourself A - Allow yourself to be alone C - Capitalize on Courage and Confidence! O - Outgrow dependency N - Note what you can control Being independent doesn’t mean being alone. It means that you are ready to be true to yourself. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Mindset #Independence
July 05, 2022
There are two sides to every coin and two sides to every person. Part of us wants to learn, grow, and keep evolving, and part of us doesn’t. The Growth Mindset was coined by Stanford Psychologist #CarolDweck. She explains how everyone leans a little more in one direction or the other. And that no one is 100% one way or the other. In other words, we all have the capability to grow if we desire to do so and are willing to put in the work. Any of us can learn to become better, stronger, and more fulfilled. It all comes down to attitude and effort. There is a comfort in giving up and a coziness in never trying. But that leads to disappointment and regret. Learning to try, fail, and try again can be exhausting but it can also be enriching and rewarding. Understand that it is okay to fall and ask for help. Take failure and criticism as opportunities to become the best version of yourself. It will be difficult to change, and you will find many reasons to quit. Let’s see if a little bit of BACON can help you do it and help you through it. B – Be Patient! All good things are worth waiting for! A – Avoid dwelling in the past! It’s over! C – Cut off those who PULL you down! Get friends that LIFT you up! O – Obliterate jealousy. Stop comparing yourself to others! N – No regrets! Only lessons! Believe THAT and you’ll NEVER lose! Life is filled with sadness, fear, and anger. If you want to be truly HAPPY…Fight for it! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Mindset #Growth
June 29, 2022
Stop following the crowd with BACON?
There is a feeling of safety, traveling in the crowd. We are social animals and desire to be part of tribe, a group, and a community. So, following the pack is often the right decision. But not understanding the goals of the crowd and following blindly is when problems can occur. Imagine trying to run a company, a community, or a family where no one is willing to conform. It would be awful. So yes, follow with confidence. But make informed choices. Understand who you are following and why you are following them. B - Bandwagon Effect can influence our decision making. We can make bad decision for a desire to fit in, a desire to be right, and a desire to not be wrong. A – Adopters follow the Innovators, then the early and late majority, finally the laggards. C – Cognitive Biases makes pulls us away from rationality O – Obedience is self-assigned, expected, and feels comfortable. Fear of missing out N – Normative versus Informational Social Influence is the difference between believing so you’ll fit in versus because it makes sense. Should I stop following the crowd? B – Be your own boss. Make informative decisions. A – Accountability for your own decisions is a sign of maturity. C – Continue to question the motives and goals of the crowd. O – Okay to follow, just know who you’re following. N – “No” is a powerful word! It’s sometimes scary to say, but it carries a lot of power. What are you willing to give up for what you are hoping to get? The crowd offers a great deal, but it does not offer us everything that we need and want. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #crowdmentality #Followers
June 21, 2022
Allow yourself to be Happy with BACON!
It seems that some people are never happy. They live with a permanent dark cloud over their head. They not only believe that the glass is half full, but they believe that the water in the glass is probably no good either. There are a number of reasons why people lean towards doom and gloom. It could be out of comfort, fear, or guilt. Maybe they grew up in a family filled with negativity, where feeling bad was accepted and expected. Maybe they are afraid that happiness won’t last so it is viewed as a frivolous waste of time. Others look towards their past or the world around them and feel that it’s just not right to smile when so many others have it so difficult. It has been my experience that happiness is all about the moment. It is about finding some joy, some little bit of happiness that hangs in the sidelines of every occasion. It will not always be perfect. That glass will never be full. It’s about being grateful for having the glass and that you have at least a half glass of water to put in it. We will constantly and consistently be bombarded by reasons to be sad, angry, and afraid. It is up to us, and only us to fight for the happiness that we deserve. It is about understanding that it could always be better, but it can also always be worse. If it's been a while since you showed that smile, listen in on this week's show. We'll try to get you grinning again. I am asking you; I’m begging you, step out of your comfort zone. Take a break from what’s bringing you down and at least TRY to find a little happiness. Here is what to expect when you start fighting for Happiness B – Bring on the guilt A – Anxiety tells us to quit C – Challenges will seem unbeatable O – Oftentimes it comes with hurt N – Negativity will feel comfortable And here are some of the steps that you must take to get there. B – Believe that you can be Happy A – Accountability Buddies can help C – Choose Happiness when you can. O – Observe the patterns N – Negotiate with yourself The first step to letting yourself experience happiness might just be listening to this episode. If you can’t catch us Monday Night Live, follow the podcast and find a reason to smile. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON
June 15, 2022
Face Rejection with BACON!
Part of life is dealing with feeling the sting of rejection over and over again. From your parents telling you, “No more Ice Cream!” to Jenny saying, “No Way!” at the High School Dance. From seeing them shake their heads at an important interview to hearing them laugh at your big idea. There is no end to reasons why, and opportunities to, and chances that, someone, somewhere, at some time will say NO to you. Some of these rejections hit harder than others. Will they leave you feeling like dying or wanting to keep trying? It’s not always easy to bounce back, but we know we must. Ever forward is the only option. Sitting still allows the world and all hopes for happiness to pass you by. Grow from the experience, do not let it fill your life with regret. Harness that sadness and rage, and turn it into something positive. Don’t let one person’s opinion define you. There are 7,868,872,451 people in the world. If one person turns you down, rejects your ideas, casts off your creativity, it’s going to be okay. There are still 7,868,872,450 more people that you can reach out to. Here is how BACON can help you deal with Rejection. B – Boost your self-worth. Don’t let one “NO” ruin your day. A – Ask, “WHY?” It could be a mistake, misinterpretation, or an opportunity to grow. C – Can it make me stronger? Don’t let it make you weaker! O – Old friends can help. They will remind you that you are accepted. N – Now it’s time to get back out there! Take time to reflect then keep on trying! Always follow Rejection with a lot of Reflection! Listen in to hear what I mean. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #rejection
June 08, 2022
Your BACON Career
Some tell us to work for money and save for the future. Some tell us to do the work we love, and money will follow. I’ve seen too many people work themselves to death and others who lose direction after they retire. How do we balance life and career? Can we, should we, and how do we separate and build strong business and social relationships? We spend so many hours each week at our jobs and so many years of our lives in our careers. We give away so much of our time; are we trading it for wealth, happiness, both, or neither? Throughout my life I have done great things. I have been part of incredible teams. And I have also spent years at jobs doing things not worth remembering. Each position I held and every task that I accomplished has given me a chance to learn and grow. Sometimes I grew and sometimes I missed the opportunity. Looking back, I wish I would have done some things differently, but largely, I have loved the decisions I’ve made and the direction my life has taken me. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned about work, money, time, and happiness. B – Begin with Bacon A – Aim for Purpose C – Change is scary O – Own your future N – Never stop growing Time is limited, money is spent, but Happiness can be endless. Listen in to hear what I mean. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Career
May 31, 2022
The BACON Nudge, the subtle art of persuasion
We will always disagree with and question someone’s thoughts and actions when they don’t align perfectly with ours. That seems perfectly natural, expected, and understood. What is difficult to understand is how some people will not change their mind even after receiving compelling information or evidence that is contrary to their original thoughts. This is because of #Heuristics and #Biases that are built into being human. Anchoring Bias shows that we rely on the first information that we receive disproportionately. Confirmation Bias shows that we tend to look for conformation more than contradiction. Availability Bias shows that we lean towards the most available evidence first. Prospect Theory Shows that often value outcomes irrationally. No one enjoys being wrong and we tend to avoid change. We seek out companionship with like-minded people. So, sticking to our opinions and with our tribe feels comfortable and right. So how do we change someone’s mind? We don’t. It's tough to remember that we cannot change other people. We can only change ourselves. You will be more successful trying to get someone to open their mind and maybe nudge them into a new direction. Just like it's almost impossible to stop a rolling boulder, it's easier to run alongside someone and bump them in the direction of a different path. So, open your mind and listen in as we discuss some tactics in the Art of Persuasion. How to gently nudge... B – Benefits must be clear so that there is a win/win A – Ask questions and argue logically and emotionally C – Confidence and credibility O – Open their minds by opening your mind N – Nudge, don’t force. My beliefs would not let me budge, For the opposition, I was holding a grudge, But then, over time, I opened my mind, And changed my thoughts as they gave me a nudge. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Argue #Nudge #Debate
May 24, 2022
The BACON Zone!
Have you ever been working on a project or a task and just felt a FLOW? A time where everything was moving along perfectly, feeling laser focused. You lose all track of time, and you're just in the ZONE. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi focused on understanding happiness, creativity, fulfillment, and the idea of FLOW or getting in that ZONE. It is the state of being hyper-focused and totally immersed in an activity such as in art, work, or play. It is tied to a state of euphoria or ecstasy where true happiness blossoms. Why does it happen, when does it happen, and can we get ourselves there? His theory, based on numerous studies, shows that the ZONE can be found in activities where your desire, ability, and the challenge is pushed. When your challenge is low, and your skill level improves you go from apathetic to bored to relaxed. When you face a medium challenge, you move from worrisome to a feeling of control based on your skill level. And when you face a high challenge and your skill level improves, you go from Anxiety to Arousal to FLOW! And that is where you want to be! Get in the ZONE and feel the FLOW B – Be completely involved and focused A – Achievable Tasks but Challenging C – Clarity on task and progress O – Outside of Reality N – No Self-criticism That's what this week’s show will be focusing on! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Zone #Flow #Csikszentmihalyi
May 18, 2022
The BACON of Communication
Our business, social, and romantic interactions thrive on communication. It is the key to strong and long-lasting relationships. We must be clear speakers and caring listeners if we want these relationships to work. It can be frustrating to feel as if you cannot convey our ideas and thoughts. Is it the way that I'm speaking, the way that you're listening, or is it a little of both? Often, we are so anxious to share our ideas that we stop listening to the other person. This is the quickest way to turn communication into dualling lectures. 76% of the world's population has some level of fear of public speaking. Some people love to ramble, and others just don’t care. Dialect, distance, and desire can dampen potential debate. With so many potential problems in communication we owe it to ourselves and those we wish to connect with to become the best communicators that we can be. Let's chew on that for a while and see if we can uncover our SIZZLE!  Know your goal or purpose before you start speaking B – Believe in yourself, you have important things to share. A – Authenticity and sincerity are crucial in developing trust. C – Connect with your audience. Find a bond. O – Observe your audience and adjust to their reactions. N – Narrate GREAT Stories to keep them interested. Practice being a better listener B – Be attentive and be in the now! A – Ask clarifying questions and strive to understand. C – Celebrate their ideas and their courage and interest in sharing O – Open-Minded is the best way to enter a conversation N – No Judgement until you have clarified and heard them out. Practice listening, you’ll be amazed at what hear. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Speaking #Listening #Communicating
May 10, 2022
Each family, company, and group with a common goal can be considered a team. There are multiple players, positions, or roles in each team. When they can identify, understand, and support each other they can be unstoppable. Since the dawn of man, we have realized that we can usually get more done together than going it alone. We look for like-minded people to form our own tribes or groups. We seek people who fill in our gaps. Those that can do the things that we can’t do. To make these teams work it takes a great deal of communication and empathy. We need to establish goals, develop trust, and make sure that every member is treated and treats each other with respect. What is your role? Does it switch from team to team or are you always in the same position? B - Builder A - Accountant C - Customer Caretaker O - Optimist N - Navigator How do we build the best team? Based on the writings of Shane Snow’s book Dream Team B - Benefit from diversity and share stories A - Arguing with respect always assists C - Create Fun activities, experiences, and memories and watch shared goals unite. O - Old Ways need a relook. Be Open-minded N - New solutions come from bad ideas. Use intellectual humility. Understanding your team’s strengths and weaknesses will help your team succeed. The Big 5 Personality Traits (1949 D. Fiske) B - Bold Extrovert (Thrives off the crowd) A - Agreeable (Willing to help) C - Conscientious (Tolerant and thoughtful) O - Openness (Willing and wanting to learn) N - Neuroticism (Highly emotional, sad) Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team. - John Maxwell #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Teamwork
May 03, 2022
Life, Death, and BACON!
We’re all going to die. We don’t really want to talk about it, we don’t even want to think about it. But it is inevitable and it’s also scary. Everyone around us is going to die eventually. We don’t know when, we just know that death is coming. What makes death so scary is that we don’t know for sure what will happen after we die. Some people believe that there is a Heaven, some believe that there is a Hell. Some believe that we will come back and other believe that death is the end. No matter which outcome you are betting on, you are probably not in a rush to be proven right or wrong. When we speak to people near death it reminds us of our own mortality. And this is something that we would rather put off. Join us as we discuss why we’re here, where are we going, and what should we be doing until then. Let’s find some peace of mind and ways to share some comforting thoughts with others. When talking with someone near the end… B - Be there and be honest. A - Accept it, all of it (make it all about them). C - Cry if you need to. It’s okay. O - Offer to listen, and then really listen. N - Nurture them; give them what they need.  The big question is, why wait till the end? If we all know that we are all going to die and we don’t know when it will happen, what are we waiting for. Why not live a life and treat others as if each day was our last? One day we’ll be right. Listen in on the show before we all must go! Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1969 shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance Psychologist J. William Worden provides a framework of four tasks that help us understand how people journey through grief. Task 1: To Accept the Reality of the Loss Task 2: To Process the Pain of Grief Task 3: To Adjust to a World Without the Deceased Task 4: To Find an Enduring Connection with the Deceased in the Midst of Embarking on a New Life
April 26, 2022
Misdirected RAGE versus BACON!
It's human nature to get angry. It is a sign that something is wrong. It is often a reaction to fear, being hurt, or feeling threatened. When we feel like things are out of our control and are not going the way that we want or have anticipated, we become annoyed. If this feeling is not addresses in some manner, it can build into frustration. Left unchecked, hostility and rage may be the next emotions that we feel. In that state it is too easy to take out that rage on the wrong people. Let's talk about why we get to that point, how we can prevent it, and what to do when we are around it. When feeling enraged B – Breathing adds a pause that allows us to calm down. A – Analyze the root of our feelings to clarify and further understand. C – Consider other options. O – Open up. Don’t hold it inside. N – Navigate towards a solution and normalize that option. When faced with Rage (Be sure that you are safe. Walk away if you have to.) B – Break the momentum. Don’t let it grow. A – Ask about the Why. What is causing these feelings. C – Calm over Confrontation. Never fight fire with fire. O – Offer Empathy or Solutions. What do they need? N – Nurture and Grow. Help them identify the signs and create new plans. Learn how we display and act out our anger. Are we passive aggressive, opening aggressive, or assertive? We are all little teapots waiting to someday blow our top. When that happens how will we and those around us react? #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Annoyance #Frustration #Hostility #Rage
April 19, 2022
Unsupportive Partners versus Bacon
Last week we talked about facing change and how it can be difficult. It is even more difficult when you have an unsupportive partner. You should be able to share all your goals and dreams in a non-judgmental environment within every relationship. This is true in all relationships, parent and child, siblings and friends, business and romantic. There are many reasons why those close to us don’t or can’t support us. B – Bothered, Bored, or Inconvenienced A – Animosity (Jealousy) C – Challenged (Threatened) O – Overly Concerned N – Not taken Seriously When faced with a uninterested, unsympathetic, or antagonistic partner we must be willing to express our feelings and to listen. Be clear about our plans, listen to their concerns. Explain our passion and try to get them involved. Empathize with their feelings and try to understand how your changes will affect them. Avoid dismissing their thoughts and feelings. Don’t let a discussion about dreams turn into an argument or ultimatum where someone must lose. If you want your aspirations and ideas supported, you must start by supporting those around you. Remember the three circles. My goals, your goals, and our goals. Each will take priority at different times, but none are more important than the others. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #support #unsupportive
April 12, 2022
Dealing with Change? BACON can help!
Sometimes we look for change, other times change sneaks up on us or is thrust upon us. We prefer routine, we like things just the way they are. We are creature of habit.  We lose old friends and gain new ones. Flowers grow, die, and different ones emerge. Technology advances faster than we can keep up with it. Jobs come and go. Shoes wear out. Change is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean that it is easy to accept and understand. Some changes are welcome, and others can take us by surprise. When that happens, they are met by a barrage of emotions. It would be wonderful if every change in our life brought happiness, but they don’t. Many unwanted or unexpected changes bring us fear, anger, and sadness. Change can be tough, we understand that. Thank you for allowing us to show you how BACON can help put it all in perspective. B – Bothered vs Excited. The god versus the bad of change. A – Acknowledge your 4 emotions. How’s it making you feel? C – Control your imagination. Try to be optimistic. O – Other Routines can give you balance. Stick with them. N – Nibble away at it instead of taking it all at once. The only thing in life that is constant is change. So, although we will constantly and continuously help you navigate your paths of happiness, we’ll also keep changing and creating new ways to present the shortcuts. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Change #NewJob #Divorce
April 05, 2022
BACON will listen when no one else will
We’ve all got ideas, thoughts, and dreams. But we don’t always have someone who is interested in listening to them. It can be gut-wrenching, when we start to share our story and watch our audience look away. Are they distracted, am I failing to keep their attention, or, EEK, am I just boring? Most people want to connect with other people that share their beliefs. They want confirmation that their way of thinking is correct. Even when seeking knowledge, we tend to look for and accept thoughts that match our own ideology. When we know little about a subject, we are more willing to listen to and learn from someone that is credible and trustworthy. Credibility and trust can be earned with logic, emotion, and morality.  So, no one is listening to you? Let’s start with some self-assessment.  People don’t want to hear whining and constant complaining. They tend to avoid people who are always negative. Try to create more solutions and happy endings No one wants to be cornered by a self-centered braggart, who is always right. Share some of your failures and allow others to be the hero occasionally. Are you constantly babbling with no apparent end or point to your stories? Are you boring your audience? What is the goal for your conversation? Is it to persuade, inform, or entertain? Have you lost all credibility because of your constant exaggeration or lies? You don’t have to fabricate stories for the sake of conversation. Lastly, everyone wants to feel heard. Are you a good listener? Are you hearing what they are saying? Are you demonstrating that you care? If you want to be heard, start by becoming a good listener. B – Be attentive, be in the now, be present. A – Ask questions, clarify what they are saying C – Concentrate and strive to understand O – Open your mind to new ideas N – No Judgment while listening. Get the whole story first. When you show you are willing to listen, you become someone worth listening to. Listen in and you may pick up some insights on what you are doing right and what you might be doing wrong. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Speaking #Listening
March 30, 2022
The Bacon of Travel
We apologize for the little oops in the middle of this recording. We went on vacation in the middle of the show. There are over 1200 cities (municipalities) in Illinois. There are 50 states in this country and almost 200 countries on this planet. There are things to see, places to go, and people to meet. Sure, you could read about all these places but there is nothing quite like visiting them in person. We were born to be explorers, discover new lands, and learn from the people that inhabit them. Where have you gone, what have you seen, and what have you done there that has created happy memories. Close your eyes, tune in, and take a trip with us as we discuss the Bacon of Travel! B – Break your routine and bring on the Happiness! A – Anxiety and Depression Buster! Research shows that the benefits can lasts long after we return. C – Creativity Booster, New experiences gets our brains cooking! O – Overworked and need to recharge. It might take two-weeks! N – New Things help us ALL grow! It’s a great way to learn about people! According to a 5,000-participant study at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, “Spending on Doing Promotes More Moment-to-Moment Happiness than Spending on Having.” Things go in a box on a shelf, experiences create memories that can last a lifetime. So come on and take a trip with us! Where are some of the impossible places that you would love to visit? B – Bedford Falls and Bailey Park (It's a Wonderful Life) A – Atlantis (under the Bermuda Triangle?) C – Camelot (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table) O – Oz (What a cool place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.) N – Naboombu (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a Walt Disney Must-See) #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Travel
March 23, 2022
The Bacon of Pi / Pie
How can a number so small be so infinite? The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, Pi is constant and never ending. It is beautiful in its simplicity and breathtaking in its complexity. Plus, it's a tasty treat. Cream, Fruit, Custard, or Savory, PIE offers us a hidden secret that never disappoints. But there is a third PIE and that is the PIE of communication. And we’ll be talking about all 3.14 of them! B – Birthday of Albert Einstein and and Death of Stephen Hawking! A – All Encompassing. Every conceivable combination of numbers can theoretically be found within Pi. C – Computer can’t calculate it because it is theoretically endless O – Old versions of Pi. From the Pyramids of Giza to the 10 trillion digit supercomputer summation, we’ve been serving Pi for ages. N – NASA uses Pi, but they’re not alone. Join us and save some time for PI. B - Banana Cream, Blueberry, and BACON Pie! A - Apple Pie! C - Cherry and Coconut Cream Pie! O - Oreo Crust under any pie! N - New York Style Cheesecake (It may have CAKE in its name, but it's more like a pie to me!) #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #PiDay #Pi #Pie
March 16, 2022
Face ANXIETY with Bacon
What will the future hold for me? Have I planned enough? Have I done the right things? What lurks around the corner? The thought of what could be in the future can be terrifying. No matter how prepared we are, we’ll never really know what will happen until it does. Let’s talk about the comfort in living with the unknown and face our ANXIETY with Bacon. B - Be in the NOW! Am I safe now? “The past is History, the future is a mystery, TODAY is a gift, that is why it’s called the Present” -Master Oogway, Kungfu Panda A - Act confident, act as if it’s all going to be okay (fake it, till you make it) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle C - Countdown for Grounding, 5-4-3-2-1 5 things you can see. Bacon in the fridge, on the counter, in the pan, on the plate, in my hand! 4 things you can physically feel. Kitchen Floor, Raw Bacon, Spitting Bacon Grease, Chewy Bacon! 3 things you can hear. Birds Chirping, Coffee Brewing, Bacon Sizzling! 2 things you can smell. Coffee and Bacon! 1 thing you can taste. Bacon! O - One step at a time (small goals lead towards great victories) N - No sugar or caffeine, don’t power the problem! Alcohol Lowers your mood Processed Foods may add to depression But... Turkey (tryptophan) might be good Beef (Vitamin B) Complex Carbs lift your mood Salmon (Omega 3) High Protein boosts alertness  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle God grant me the serenity To accept the things, I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. This program is designed for infotainment purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice or therapy. For those needed assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-283-8255 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Anxiety #Unknown #Fear
March 08, 2022
Repeating bad behavior and BACON, and BACON, and BACON!
Repeating bad behavior and BACON, and BACON, and BACON! (It’s time to break the cycle) Oops, I did it again, and again, and again. There is a certain comfort in falling into a pattern. But when it is a pattern of bad behavior, little good can come of it. Fear of the unknown and many other reasons force us into doing what we know is wrong instead of taking a chance at doing what’s right.  Sigmund Freud called it “repetition compulsion” and said that it was caused by our desire to fix something from our past. So, we must ask ourselves, “Does this behavior remind us of events, patterns, or specific times in our past? Does it bring us some level comfort and familiarity when we are feeling anxious?” The Law of Repetition states that the more we do something, wrong or right, the harder it is to change. So, let’s see how we can turn these patterns around. B – Behaviors can be changed with a commitment and consistency. A – Awareness and acknowledgement is the first step C – Connect the dots. Ask yourself, “Why?” Where does it stem from? O – Outline a plan to make the changes (journaling, pausing, distraction) N – Need more help? Consider Therapy. “Do what is easy, and your life will be hard. Do what is hard, and your life will become easy.” – Les Brown We’ve touched on some of these ideas before but tune in and we’ll try not to repeat ourselves (in a bad way). This program is designed for infotainment purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice or therapy. For those needed assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-283-8255 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Compulsion #BadBehavior
March 02, 2022
The BACON of Generosity
The secret to true happiness is found in helping and giving to others. Filling a need, alleviating a pain, or solving a problem is a great start. The joy you give comes back tenfold in magnificent ways. Stress is relieved and you explode in elation as you realize that your purpose in life is to be in the service of others. An old saying goes like this… If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap. If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing. If you want to be happy for a year, win some money. If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, help other people. Everyone is a combination of gifts that are budding and blossoming. We should applaud and use our talents and abilities. This is what defines us and makes us special. Don’t step on others, instead, recognize and appreciate them, while exploring our own uniqueness. Continue to improve, learn, and grow. And of course, always share what you can with whoever you can. It is through that giving that you will truly celebrate yourself. The secret of life is to Shine, Sharpen, and Share. And it is through that sharing, giving, and generosity that you will find real happiness. B – Better Life for them and you! A – Anxiety Buster for better mental and physical health Lowers blood pressure Reduces stress Longer Life C – Careers will feel more fulfilling O – Objectives of your life shift from greed and envy to humility and thoughtfulness N – New friends and stronger, more meaningful, relationships Listen in; give us a little bit of your time and we’ll give you some ideas worth sharing. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Giving #Generosity
February 23, 2022
Be my BACON Valentine or Build a Bacon Relationship!
It’s that time of year again when all the would-be romantics start giving extra thought to their special someone. Do they like #flowers? Do they like #chocolate? Should I pick up a card? Valentine’s Day, like birthdays and anniversaries, come one time a year. But that doesn’t mean that we should express our love and appreciation just one time per year. Let’s use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to tell those special someone’s how much they mean to us. Let’s explore what it takes to build strong relationships filled with give and take. Sometimes we tend to ignore what we have as we strive for growth and success. Let’s show some gratitude, attention, and love because they deserve it. Let’s make Valentine’s Day the beginning of a new way to tell them how important they are. I encourage you; I urge you; I challenge you to use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to work on your relationships EVERY DAY!  Make Valentine’s Day special! Make Sweetest Day Special! Make Birthdays Special! But also create a reason to make EVERYDAY SPECIAL! Let’s give them some BACON this Valentine’s Day! B – Be a good listener. Share the conversation. A – Apologize when you’re wrong. And give them time. C – Confide in an trust. It’s a partnership. O – Offer support in all things. Even if you don’t believe in their dreams from the start. N – Nurture and love. Help each other grow into the best version of themselves. You have to work on your relationships if you want them to SIZZLE! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Love #Valentine
February 16, 2022
The 5 Love Languages of BACON
Based on the work of #GaryChapman, author of the 5 Love Languages, let’s look at the 5 Love Languages of BACON and get ourselves prepared for Valentine’s Day. How someone anticipates and needs to feel love may be different and more important than the ways that we express and give love. Do you prefer a present or a pat on the back? Would you rather a kind conversation or a cup of Kahlua and coffee? We all anticipate and generate gratitude in slightly different ways. And based on how we want to be acknowledged and appreciated, we give thanks and recognition in a similar fashion. But that may not necessarily be the way that everyone wants to be loved. Bacon improves everything that it touches. It makes a great gift every time and it takes time to make it. I could talk about it for hours, but I’d rather share it with someone I love. How do you love being loved and love giving love? B – Beautiful words. Have you said, “I love you” lately? A – Acts of service. Doing a little something extra without being asked and not waiting for a “Thank You” can mean the world to someone. C – Couple minutes of your time. We have a finite amount of time in our life. Giving some to someone special is priceless. O – Offering a hug or holding hands reminds people that they are loved. N – Nice things wrapped in fancy paper with a bow puts surprise in their eyes! Listen in on these lessons of love, the ones that you love will love what you learn. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Love #Valentine #LoveLanguages
February 09, 2022
Year of the Bacon Tiger!
Happy Chinese New Year We were living high on the hog in 2019 when it was the Year of the Pig. Then in 2020 we were tricked by the Rat and slapped with a worldwide pandemic. In 2021, the Year of the Ox we worked hard to rebuild. We’ve earned our stripes. Now it’s time for a fresh start. It’s our time to ROAR! 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. What does that mean? What is the story of the animals? What is the significance of the Water Tiger? How do we attract good fortune and chase away bad luck? Let’s dig into the lore, legends, and some incredible stories. And let’s set a path to an incredible year! During the Lunar New Year Celebration B – Be a Buddhist, don’t eat meat for breakfast (not even bacon!) A – Avoid Sharp Objects, they attract evil spirits C – Curb your anger, don’t invite the evil spirits (that’s always good advice). O – Offer Fruit, Tea, Alcohol (Even amounts of money). Be Generous! N – New Beginning, new moon, new chances! Let’s do this! Join us as we discuss what is in store for us in 2022, the Year of the Tiger? #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #SpringFestival #LunarNewYear #ChineseNewYear #WaterTiger #2022 #LaternFestival
February 02, 2022
Temper a temper with BACON!
Fuses seem a little shorter today. Maybe we’ve been cooped up a little too long. Maybe we have been deprived of enough face-to-face social interaction. Or maybe we have just been stuck in an information overload filled with conflicting opinions that are driving us crazy. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THAT JUST HAPPENED! What were they thinking? Aaaargh! Are we letting too many things irritate, anger, and upset us? Why do we let our emotions control us? Why do we allow one bad incident affect our entire day? Don’t let ANGER take its toll! There are ways to recognize our triggers, calm down, and regain control. B – Breathe and Rhyme (If counting to 10 doesn’t help…) A – Assert without hurt (The goal is to make a point) C – Cognitive Restructuring (Change the way you think) O – Opinions are like belly buttons! They seem useless, but it’s fun to say (add humor). N – Not YOU, say I. (Tell them how you feel, not what they did) Join us as we discuss how to temper our temper. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #temper #anger #mad
January 26, 2022
A simple life with BACON!
I gotta do this! I gotta do that! I need this! I need that! All this running and where is it getting you? Maybe it's time to slow down just a little bit. Reassess what is important in life; what is important to us, not society. Take a deep breath and enjoy where your journey has already taken you and choose your next step wisely. There are many forces that are pulling and pushing us in directions where we may not really want to go. Let’s not allow ourselves to become a slave to someone else’s wishes. It’s tough to live in a nation of accumulation and a country of consumers. Once we dip our toes into the bog of buying, it’s difficult to come back out. We get stuck in the web of wants and the goo of greed. Find peace of mind in simplicity. B – Be aware of your WHY. Why do we do what we do? Why do we buy what we buy? A – Appreciate the little things and slow down. Meditate or just go for a walk. C – Consider time away from electronic media. Read a real book. O – One step at a time. So may changes may seem overwhelming. Start with one. N – Needs over Wants. NEEDS can be satisfied. WANTS seem to always be out of reach. Define the difference between a need and a want. Then take time to uncover the why of those wants. Unsure of the difference? Use “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” to help determine what you actually need. You will find that your WANTS dwell somewhere in the specifics. Physiological and Basic human survival needs include food and water, sufficient rest, clothing, shelter, health, and reproduction. Safety needs include feeling protected from violence and theft, emotional stability, and health and financial security. Love and belonging needs include the need for friendship and family. Self-Esteem needs include self-respect (value and dignity) and self-esteem (confidence). Self-actualization needs include education, skill development. Join us as we contemplate compilation and reconnect with the reasons we're here. www, #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Buy #consumerism #SimpleLife 
January 18, 2022
Authority Figures and BACON!
We interact with Bosses, Teachers, Parents, Customers, Cops, and so many other Authority Figures in our day-to-day life. These are the people who take or are given a certain amount of power. In most circumstances, everything runs smoothly. But sometimes, we feel uneasy around these people. We hold back, we quiet down, we keep some of our opinions to ourselves. Sometimes we start getting anxious, sometimes we get reluctant. Whatever the reason, we allow our emotional state to take control. Taking back control of our emotions comes from preparation, patience, and practice. We will meet peers, those who we view as authority, and those of whom we have the authority over. Knowing how we will act and react in tough or questionable situations is what’s important. When we interact with those in authority, we may hesitate because of a fear of being judged. Or maybe a fear of not being given a chance to share our thoughts, our side of the story. It is easier to face those feelings in advanced rather than being blindsided and unprepared. Join us as we talk about talking to those in power. Authority Figures and BACON! B – Be confident A – Avoid defensiveness C – Concentrate on the issue, not the person O – Observe the similarities, we’re all just people. N – Need to be assertive? Or maybe not. When it’s your turn to be in charge, learn from those who did it right and remember how they made you feel. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Authority #Boss #Teacher
January 11, 2022
Vandalism, Malicious Mischief, Devious Licks, and BACON!
Vandalism has probably been going on since the first unwanted cave painting. As kids grow up, they test the waters and push the envelope to see what they can get away with. At that age we all rebelled in one way or another to assert independence. On the other side, humans have a pack-mentality. We all want to be part of a community. …but sometimes we pick the wrong community. Now combine these thoughts and impulses in a growing mind and you can understand how malicious mischief can be the result. If I am fighting to stand out and show my independence from one group, it is easy to connect with others feeling the same way. Other reason for this behavior may include initiation, self-expression, or a dare. Unacceptable conduct may be a way to impress others, an act of boredom, peer-pressure, or revenge. The similarities all tend to lean toward rebelling against some to find favor in others. And with the quick response and need for attention, that social media offers, it is easy to see why there seems to be an explosion in bad behavior and poor judgement. As parents, mentor, and friends there are a few things that we should be looking for and doing to prevent and stop vandalism, malicious mischief, devious licks. And it all starts with BACON! Join us as we dig into why kids do it, how to talk to them, and maybe how to prevent it. B – Bring up the conversation. The more you talk and listen, the better chance of getting to the cause. A – Accountability for their actions. What is the best-case scenario for the worst-case scenario? C – Compare pranks to vandalism, leaders to followers, and decisions to impulses O – Occupy their time with something productive. Hobbies, chores, charities, and more. N – Never nag. It’s amazing what someone will do to avoid an uncomfortable situation. Sheep may run towards a wolf to avoid a shearing Shepard! What does that mean? Let's connect at and #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #vandalism #maliciousmischief #Devious #licks
January 04, 2022
Your New Year’s Resolution should start with BACON!
We all want to better ourselves and be the best that we can be. But it’s a little too easy to put it off till tomorrow. Our intentions are noble, our motivations are honorable, but often our perseverance is questionable. That’s where New Year’s Resolutions comes in. We choose to start a new life on January 1st. We promise to make life-changing improvements to ourselves starting on that magical day and ending 1 to 3 months later. Our desire is pure but the tactics we use aren’t based on logic. Year after year, the most popular resolutions are about getting exercise, diet, and money. But at the end of our lives, our greatest regrets include finding love, resolving family issues, working too much, and facing our fears. Maybe the changes that we resolve to achieve aren’t the same as what we will dream about on our last New Year’s Eve. And maybe, just maybe, we never really learned how to successfully make these changes.  Changing, growing, and evolving is the essence of life. Appreciate it, encourage it, and embrace it! Join us as we resolve to evolve and find out what we mean when we say that your New Year’s Revolution should start with BACON! B - Begin, start, go! Don’t procrastinate, it all starts with the first step! A - Allow for setbacks. An obstacle is not the end of the race. C - Commit to 30 days. Then another 30 days. Take it in chunks! O - Organize your plan, write it down, and follow it step by step. N - Nurture and reward yourself. Everyday can be a success! Look forward to our next cast, next year! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #NewYears #Resolutions #Growing #Evolve
December 28, 2021
The best Holiday Meals & Drinks start with BACON!
The best holidays are spent around the table. Eating, drinking, chatting, and laughing. Sharing a meal and breaking bread brings people closer together and leads towards nourishing conversations. Stories are created when we spend time with the people we love. And few times are better than when we prepare meals and eat with family and friends. Think about some of the best recipes that you made, the most delicious meals you’ve had, and the tastiest drinks that you ever shared. Each is tied to an amazing story. These are the stories that make the holidays wonderful and memorable.  Join us as we talk about our favorite memories of food, drinks, friends, and family. Find out what we mean when we say that the best Holiday Meals and Drinks start with BACON! B – Bring something homemade and show them that you care A – All you can eat. Take it all in and enjoy every moment. C – Cooking over catering. Working together in the kitchen brings us closer together. O – Overindulge on love, gratitude, and generosity. N – Naps tell everyone that you are in a place of love and they lock in the memories. Pull up a seat, bring a big appetite, and don’t be afraid to ask for seconds. Spending time around the table with those that you cherish make the best holiday memories. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Gifts #Giving #Cooking #Eating #Laughing
December 22, 2021
BACON is a better gift!
What are you gonna buy Uncle Earl? What are you going to get for your sister’s boyfriend? How about the person who says that they don’t want anything, but you know that they really want something? We live in a same-day-delivery world. Everyone seems to have instant access to everything that they have a fleeting fancy for. We are racing and raging towards gift grabbing and giving. Just flip and click for the sick quick ship. How about just taking our time this year? Instead of just giving item #3 on their wish list, let’s give them a story. Join us as we talk about ways to make shopping and gift giving more fun and more meaningful. Find out what we mean when we say that the best gift is BACON! B – Brown Paper or Wrapping Paper.  A – Activities and Adventure C – Create a Craft O – Offer Opportunities N – Not on the list You don’t have to be the most creative person. Do what you can and make it special. It’s should never be the cost; it should be the content. It doesn’t have to be lavish if it’s given with love. Learn more at: and #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Gifts #Giving
December 14, 2021
Holiday Blues are more BEARable with BACON
Maybe you can’t be with family this year. Maybe you’re not financially set for the holidays. Or maybe other issues are bringing you down and you don’t feel like seeing festive friends right now. The days are getting shorter and colder. You have a lot to be sad about. I have a lot of sad memories about the holidays, and I have a lot of angry memories about the holidays. But I found a way to recall more of the HAPPY ones! Join us as we talk about ways to identify the Holiday Blues and maybe make them more bearable with BACON. B – Budget your time and money. Showing someone that you care is not about spending all your money.  A – Avoid overeating and over-drinking. The short-term pleasure is probably not worth the long-term pain. C – Communicate honestly with yourself and others. Those who matter will understand. O – Open your mind to new traditions. They could be better than the old ones! N – No unrealistic expectations. Reality can’t always live up to our memories. The purpose of the holidays is to celebrate gratitude, generosity, humility, and love. I promise you, if you take a moment for yourself, you will see that there are many reasons to smile. Or follow “Bacon Bits with Master Happiness” on Spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. This program is designed for infotainment purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice or therapy. For those needed assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-283-8255 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #HolidayBlues #Depression
December 07, 2021
Beat Loneliness with BACON!
BEING ALONE IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING LONELY! Sometimes, we need to be alone. But it’s not a great place to stay. Get back out there, when you can, we miss you. You can beat loneliness with BACON! B - Be Kind to yourself and others (sharing happiness brings you happiness) A - Avoid Social Media (Steer clear of the doom and gloom) C - Call some old friends (Reach out to some people that you haven’t spoken to in a while, they miss you too!) O - Open the windows (Sunshine and fresh air can make all the difference) N - Normalize Alone-Time (Being Alone is not the same as Being Lonely!) Let’s connect at #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #brusselssprouts #Criticism
November 22, 2021
Delivering Criticism with Bacon!
Criticism is about finding faults and flaws, but that’s not all bad. It should be with the intention of helping someone grow. Deep down inside, we don’t want our errors exposed to everyone. But I believe that DEEPER down inside we do want our inconsistencies identified so that we won’t make the same mistakes twice. Learning how to deliver criticism is a critical skill that starts with putting yourself into someone else’s shoes and emphasizing that your goal is to lift them up, not push them down. Join us as we take a critical look at “DELIVERING CRITICISM with BACON” and maybe receiving some too. B – Be empathetic and understand that this is difficult news to hear. A – Always get their input to put all things in perspective. C – Communicate in private to make it easier on the receiver. O – Offer some praise so that they will know that they can do better. N – No joking allowed at this time. You’ve got to be sincere, serious, courteous, and clear. Criticism is a lot like a Brussels sprout, no matter how much you sugar-coat it, it’s still gonna be hard to swallow. You probably won’t enjoy it, but chew on it for a while. It’s good for you. Criticism is not constructive, no matter how it’s delivered. But we all need to learn to give and receive it with good intentions in order to grow. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #brusselssprouts #Criticism
November 17, 2021
There is a fantastic, fulfilling feeling when we feel that we fit in. We want to be accepted, acknowledged, and appreciated. We want to be part of something bigger than us. But sometimes the desire to be included clouds our judgement and we get coaxed into deciding to do things that we otherwise might not have done. There are many reasons to follow the herd; right versus wrong, what we see and what were shown. Whether pushed or pulled, whatever you think that you must do to fit in, trust me, you probably don’t! Join us as we put the pressure back on PEER PRESSURE with BACON! B – Believe your gut A – Alternate Ideas C – Consider the results O – Opposing Argument N – NO is a Powerful Word! B – Buddy System A – Avoid Situations C – Create an Exit Plan O – Other people can help, you’re not alone N – Now walk away Kids are faced with pressure to question their beliefs on #Attire, #Cheating, #Exclusion, #Risks, #Alcohol, #Drugs, #Shoplifting, #Sex, #Bullying, #Cyberbullying, and #Cyberlying! To help our kids, parents must #SMILE! S - Support them M - Model good behavior I - Inspire them to do what's right L - Listen to them, and E - Empathize! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
November 09, 2021
Avoid Regret with the power of BACON!
There have been numerous studies and interviews with people throughout the many stages of life to discover what we regret the most. Let's discuss what we can be doing RIGHT NOW to create a life full of meaning and purpose. A life on the path to Master Happiness. Join us as we discuss how to AVOID REGRET with the power of BACON! B - Beckon Happiness, pull it is and spread it around. A - Adventures, risks, and chances! Take them while you can! C - Cherish Your Family and Friends. You are not promised a tomorrow with them. O - Occupation Switch? Maybe it’s time to go for that promotion or find a new, more fulfilling job N - Nourishing your Body and Mind gives you the most life and the most out of life! Don’t fill your past with would haves, could haves, and should haves! Fill it with DIDs and DONEs, & tons of FUN! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Fear #Courage #regrets
November 02, 2021
What SCARES You? BACON is here to help!
From spiders and clowns to those mysterious sounds. From things in the dark to black cats and sharks. From heights and the dentist, our fears are relentless. Join us as we discuss “What SCARES YOU!” and how BACON can help. B – Breathing relaxes us and gives us time to think. A – Anxiety teaches us what NOT to do again. C – Comedy lightens the situation. O – Outsmart yourself, is it really that scary? N – Note your courage, it’ll outnumber the fear. Things that go "THUMP" in the middle of the night, the odd shadows, or those sudden chills. Our minds play tricks on us. We see things, we hear things, and sometimes we even feel things that aren't necessarily there. Everyone likes a little mystery, suspense, and a scare here and there. Or maybe we don't. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #MartyJalove #WhatsYourBACON #Fear #Courage
October 26, 2021
Boost Creativity with BACON!
Can Creativity be taught? Whether building, writing, designing, sculpting, painting, playing music, or almost any activity, creativity plays an important role. I believe that we are all creative in our own way. And we should all be encouraged to explore creativity and pushed into practicing it. “BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! Creativity can reduce stress, improve mental health, boost your immune system, bring you happiness, and so much more. Join us as we discuss the benefits of boosting creativity and how to do it! B - Build it and see if what you were dreaming of can become a reality. A - Act it out, explain it, sing it! Never let a good idea die silently. C - Change it up! If you are feeling in a slump, add a twist to your normal habits and feel those creative juices start to stir. O - Others have Ideas too! Look at what’s out there that does and doesn’t connect. How many inventions work because someone discovered the wheel? N - Never stop revising, revisiting, and reengineering! There is always a way to make a better mousetrap. Producing something that has never existed in that particular form before builds self-esteem, puts a smile on your face, and can offer an overall rush. This is the essence and necessity of creativity. Let’s Boost Creativity with BACON, together. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
October 19, 2021
Toxic Positivity • BACON versus PESTO!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! We cannot be Happy, Positive, and Perky all the time. Pretending to be can cause more harm than good. Life is a rollercoaster of emotions. Feeling the bad ones are inevitable. Join us as we discuss the yuckiness of PESTO and how BACON can keep us on the paths to Master Happiness. The Problem P - Perspective over Validation, “it could be worse” instead of, “that sounds awful.” E - Experiencing Guilt for the way you feel. S - Shaming others for expressing their feelings. T - Telling yourself and others to “Just walk it off!” O - Oppose or masking your true feelings. The Solution B - Balance the good with the bad. A - Acknowledge and validate your feelings and those of others. C - Confide in someone. O - Offer empathy. N - Normalize ALL your feelings. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove #ToxicPositivity #Pesto
October 12, 2021
How to work with someone you don't like (with BACON)
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! With almost 8 billion people in the world, we’re not going to get along with all of them. But it’s still worth a try! B - BOUNDARIES AND BODY LANGUAGE – Don’t put up with a negative attitude or unfair treatment. Communicate and establish boundaries. Keep it professional. Watch your body language so as not to antagonize the situation. A - AVOID THEM WHEN POSSIBLE– Capitalize on opportunities to be away from them. Breaks, lunch, projects with other employees. Remind yourself that the time that you interact with them is limited. C - CONTROL THE CONNECTION – Remember, you cannot control their actions or emotions. You can only control your actions or emotions. Don’t allow them to ruin your day and definitely don’t take that feeling home with you. O - OFFER A SMILE – Try to be civil. You don’t have to be best friends; you don’t even have to be friend-friends. Leave it at acquaintances for now. But leave the door open, a friendship may blossom once a connection is made. N - NOW GET ON WITH YOUR WORK – Remember the reason that you are there. It’s not to make lifelong friends (that’s a bonus). If your attempt to be friends fails, make it clear that you are there to do a job and do it. You probably already have friends at home. It's called work for a reason, if it was all fun and games, it would be called, "going to play!" Stick with it, if you tried everything and still don't get along you can sleep well knowing that you ut in the effort. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
October 06, 2021
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! "A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charlie Chaplin B - BOOST YOUR HEALTH!– “Laugher is the Best Medicine” is more than just a saying. When you laugh, your body releases the feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins improve your mood and also help dull pain. Studies have shown that laughter can reduce stress, boost the immune system, increase blood flow, and so much more. That’s nothing to laugh at. A - ARISTOTLE’S SUPERIORITY THEORY!– Originally, it was believed that humor was the feeling we felt when we looked down upon others or ourselves (Superiority Theory). In the 18th Century two new theories on humor were introduced. The Relief Theory points out the humor is also found in the resolution of tension. And the Incongruity Theory shows us how we laugh at things that break patterns. These guys are really serious about their humor. C - CREATE CHARACTERS!– One of the easiest ways to make anything a little bit funnier is to change your voice, switch your stance, or do your best impersonation of anyone you’re not. Test it out yourself; just try reading this text like a Pirate, ya scurvy dog! O - OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY!– Did you ever notice that when you talk about something we can all relate to and give it a surprising twist…people laugh? “Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth, and you put a little curlicue at the end.” Sid Caesar N - NOT GETTING THE JOKE!– Knowing your audience puts the punch in your line, the giggle in your gag, and the jolly in your joke. Telling a joke that no one gets not only tenses the comedian but makes the whole audience feel uncomfortable. That can lead to stress and reverses everything that we learned in letter “B!" Practice your puns, study your stand-up, ready your riddles, and never miss a chance to smile, laugh, giggle or grin! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
September 28, 2021
The BACON of Humility!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! One of the most rewarding paths to Master Happiness is called Humility. Don’t think less OF yourself, think less ABOUT yourself! I have spewed gossip fueled by jealousy but never found any real happiness from pointing out the misfortune of others. Instead, it always made me feel like others were talking about me. On the flipside, I have found incredible peace, joy, and happiness in cheering others on, allowing them to be the hero of the day, and trying not to compare and judge. Help others find this path and enjoy watching them find joy in humility. B - BE A GREAT LISTENER A - ASK FOR HELP! C - CHECK YOURSELF! O - OTHERS ARE ALLOWED TO SUCCEED! N - NOSY AIN’T NICE! Don’t think less OF yourself, think less ABOUT yourself! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
September 21, 2021
The BACON of Gratitude!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! Are you finding it hard to be grateful?  B - BE PRESENT and enjoy the day! A - ACT without expectation! C - COURAGE to do what it takes to be grateful! O - OPTIMISM will point you in the right direction! N - NOTE the reasons that you're grateful! Being thankful for what life gives you will give you a life you'll e thankful for! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
September 14, 2021
Labor Day BACON, a little history lesson
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! Today is a little history lesson on why we celebrate Labor Day and our continued pursuit of HAPPINESS! B - BBQ, Parades, a 3-Day Weekend, and... A - Agriculture versus Manufacturing C - Child Labor, Long Hours, Unsafe Working Conditions... O - Organized Unions held Rallies and Protests... N - National Holiday, 1894... This Labor Day, as you're flipping burgers, take a moment to reflect on all that happened and all that they went through, so that you could have Monday off. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
September 07, 2021
The grilling of NATE!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! A very special episode. Tiffany and I get to interview my "soon to be" Son-In-Law! And what it all comes down to is...IF YOU WANNA MARRY MY DAUGHTER YOU BETTER BRING THE BACON! To Nate, You are quite possibly the luckiest man in the world. You are marrying a great friend, an incredible nurturer, a caring teacher, and an unwavering partner. Treasure this gift that you have been blessed with and allow her to her to grow and help you evolve. B - BE yourself and be vulnerable. A - ACCEPT her for who she is. C - CHEER her on and cheer her up! O - OFFER and ask for hugs. N - NEVER stop sharing. L - Listen to her, O - Open up to her, V - Value her, and E - Empathize with her! Love her and be deserving of her love. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
August 31, 2021
Impostor Syndrome gets better with BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! IMPOSTOR SYNDROME? It can get better with BACON. Stop beating yourself up; you're not supposed to be perfect and you're certainly not alone. B - I've got a BIG BRAIN? I should know that. A - I need to get an A+++? It's got to be perfect every time. C - I am the CONQUEROR? I must do everything! O - I need to be ON MY OWN? I don't need to ask for help. N - For me, it takes NO EFFORT? Everything should be easy. Real happiness can be found in being part of a team. You are not alone and it's okay for others to be better, different, and helpful. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
August 24, 2021
Beat the BULLY with BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! First off, if you are being bullied, harassed, or hurt and can’t find help, go to Bullying can happen on the playground, at the office, or in the home. Join Tiffany and me as we discuss some of the ways to use B.A.C.O.N. to prevent and stop bullying. B - BE SURE you’re being bullied - Are they actually bullying you or have you misunderstood? A - ANTICIPATE - Avoid or accept and advertise. Try to avoid the situation if you can. If you can't, don't be embarrassed, tell others. Find allies and advice. C - CONFRONT the Bully with confidence. Don't let it continue. Communication is key. Find the WHY and fight emotion with logic. O - OFFER HUMOR - "Yes, and" Take the wind out of their sails. Agree and enhance. Accept and exaggerate. Move with the punches an take away their power. N - NEGOTIATE WITH NICENESS! Never get emotional, that's when the Bully wins! Take your time to think and respond. Never let them see you sweat. Bullying can happen on the playground, at the office, or in the home. It's usually a cry for attention or based on fear or insecurity. The best advice is "WALK AWAY" if you can. Sometimes when a bully doesn't receive the attention or reaction that they want , the bullying seems to fade away. Remember, if you are being bullied, harassed, or hurt and can’t find help, go to #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
August 17, 2021
Sticking to your values with BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! No matter what you believe in, no matter what you desire, sometimes you've got to take the...dark with the light, the salt with the pepper, the monkey with the wrench, and the ugly with the beautiful. B - BALANCE doesn't always mean BALANCED! Learn to accept the good with the bad. A - ACCOUNTABILITY must outweigh irresponsibility, whether we like it or not. C - CREATIVITY can't exist without a little destruction. O - OPTIMISM can be as difficult as pessimism is easy. N - being NICE and not-so-nice are necessary now and then. Understanding that the pendulum swings high in both directions will help you cope with and understand the negativity in others and in yourself. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
August 10, 2021
The 5 Hindrances of BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! There are 5 hindrances that get in the way of our dreams, our goals, and our desires. Understanding them and being aware of them are the first steps in controlling them. It is said that Buddha's last meal was pork. But you don't have to wait that long to enjoy this B.A.C.O.N. B - BURNOUT - Lack of Motivation, Depression. A - ANXIETY - Feeling Restless. C - CONCERNS and doubts that cause indecisiveness. O - OVERCOME with Desire! N - NEGATIVITY - Ill-will to others and yourself. We all experience them...understanding them and being aware of them are the first steps in controlling them. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
August 03, 2021
BACON can be cathartic!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! Sometimes life can just be TOO MUCH! It's exhausting and you feel like you are drowning. That is when you've got to turn up the heat and search for that SIZZLE! Whatever is getting you down... GET IT OUT! B - Big and Bold! Break the Pattern! A - Act it out! Creation and Destruction! C - Communicate! Tell your Story! O - Observe something emotional! Watch a sad movie. N - NOISER THE BETTER! Sing and Scream! Whatever is getting you down...GET IT OUT! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
July 27, 2021
BACON those distractions!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! STAYING FOCUSED CAN BE ROUGH! 1,000's of distractions are fighting for our attention. Yo can find the solution in the sizzle! B - Bargain with yourself! Promise yourself 5 minutes of playtime for every 25 minutes of work. A - Accept that you're going to fall back! Occasionally you are going to slip up. Try a little harder next time. C - Create a list! A short, realistic list may be all the motivation that you need. O - One thing at a time! Don't multitask. Concentrate on the biggest task first then tackle the others. N - Note your wins! Reward yourself for your success more than you beat yourself up for the distractions. Now STOP just sitting there and listening and get back to work! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
July 20, 2021
Apologize with BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! IT MAY BE THE TOUGHEST THING THAT YOU'VE GOT TO DO TODAY, BUT IF YOU OWE SOMEONE AN APOLOGY, HERE'S HOW TO DO IT WITH BACON. B - Begin with, "I'm sorry." A - Accept guilt. C - Can't make excuses. O - Offer to make it right. N - Now say, "Thank You!" When THEY are ready, work on getting the relationship back on track! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
July 13, 2021
BACON could be the reason to move on!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! BUSINESS OR PERSONAL, SOMETIMES IT'S TIME TO END A RELATIONSHIP AND MOVE ON. B - Balance is off! Work/Life, Strengths/Weaknesses, Effort/Reward A - Advancement & Growth has stopped! Stagnant Future and No Hope for change! C - Communication has ended! No one is Listening and no one seems to care. O - Other Opportunities Appear! You start to realize that there is more to life than where you are! N - Needs are no longer met! Feels like you are giving more than you get! It can be SCARY to leave, but don’t let FEAR be the reason you stay. Let Courage help you navigate your paths of Happiness! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
July 06, 2021
Your Friends need BACON!
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS NEED BACON! B - Boast about them! A - Ask them for assistance! C - Connect with them! O - Offer them your time! N - Notice the unnoticeable! Go out of your way to show someone that you care about them and that you appreciate them. #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
June 29, 2021
What's holding you back?
“BACON BITS” is all about helping you find your paths of Happiness! What is holding you back from real happiness? B - Bored? Maybe it's time to try something new. A - Afraid? What's the worst that could happen? C - Constantly Procrastinating? It's time to schedule time for yourself! O - Out of your Comfort Zone? You'll never know until you try! N - No Focus? Set aside all f those distractions! Let me help you and your team beat boredom, face the fears, get to the goal, destroy the distractions, and GET IT DONE! #SalesCoach #PublicSpeaking #Keynote #Career #Relationships #MasterHappiness #Jalove #Bacon #WRLR #BaconBits #WhatsYourBacon #MartyJalove
June 15, 2021