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The Pocket Potential

The Pocket Potential

By Paul W. Croswell
Pocket Potential is all about growth on the go. We help you make the most of small “pockets” of time through short episodes on how to improve your work-life balance and self-leadership. We believe small steps in the right direction is a big deal!

Connect with me at www.paulwcroswell.com
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The TRUU MOTIVES Movement w/ Willie G Harris - S1E015
Our guest today is Willie Harris. Willie is an artist, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He is the founder and CEO of TRUU MOTIVES, a motivational Brand that aims to help people step out of their comfort and towards their purpose. They do this through apparel, music, and motivational speaking. He also hosts a podcast called No Labels where he and his co-hosts dive into just about every relevant topic. Connect with Willie on: Instagram: willie_g_harris Facebook: Willie Gray Harris Connect with me: Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Life Balance Book: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/lifebalancebook If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
40:23
December 10, 2020
Big Time Adulting with Caitlin Murray - S1E014
Special Guest Episode with Caitlin Murray!  Caitlin is a humorist and a writer who leads a wildly popular Instagram blog called Big Time Adulting. On it, she shares her experience as a woman, as a wife, and as a mom in raw, transparent, humorous ways. In this interview we discuss her oldest son's battle with cancer, her career as an instagram blogger, and her impact on her amazing audience.  Follow Caitlins popular blog - @BigTimeAdulting Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Life Balance Book: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/lifebalancebook My Free Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
40:39
November 19, 2020
How To Tell If You Have Toxic Friends - S1E013
You heard it from parents, teachers, pastors, therapists, and now, neuroscientists now confirm it. Toxic friends or relationships are the fastest and easiest way to destroy your life. Additionally, the fact that you’re reading this post tells me that you are pretty invested in having a healthy future.  So the question is, how can you tell if you have toxic friends or relationships currently? Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog My Free Goals Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/goals-guide If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
16:19
October 19, 2020
The Hidden Enemy Of Your Personal Happiness - S1E012
There’s a popular quote that declares, “Knowing is half the battle.” That said, I want you to know this enemy and be able to recognize it whenever it surfaces in your heart. Here’s a simple breakdown of what a victim perspective looks like. Podcast episodes on the four behaviors: How to Stop Complaining and Start Moving On How To Stop Buying Unnecessary Stuff Today Simple Steps To Silencing Your Inner Critic Why You Should To Celebrate When Other People Win Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog My Free Goals Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/goals-guide If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
14:32
October 13, 2020
At The Intersection of Spiritual Growth and Personal Development - S1E011
As a Christian professional you’re often at the crossroads of needing to develop yourself personally or professionally without undermining your spiritual growth. We often separate the two and even feel judged if we try to do both. What if your growth as a believer and as a professional had a crossover? While not interchangeable, (spiritual being vital and professional being important), there is still plenty to find at the intersection of these two practices. Here are a few things that I found. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog My Free Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.  Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
14:24
September 28, 2020
Empathy, Faith, and Grit in Leadership with Jinu Thomas - S1E010
Jinu Thomas, the founder and CEO of @rethinkcreativenj and founder of @collyde, shares his inspiring back story which begins in Kolkata, India and helped to shape his transparent and vulnerable leadership style. In this interview, we talk about how he navigated and led through his son's battle for his life and much more. His story is full of hope and inspiration that will encourage you regardless of your current circumstances.  Jinu's Links: www.rethinkcreative.com www.instagram.com/rethinkcreativenj https://www.facebook.com/rethinkcreativenj/-  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog My Free Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
44:00
September 24, 2020
How To Stop Buying Unnecessary Stuff Today - S1E009
Here are four focuses that gave me immediate empowerment to change my purchasing habits. I found that when I kept these things in mind I had more power to say no to unnecessary things that I’m tempted to buy. On the other hand, when I would forget these things I would make purchases I quickly regret.   Do you already have a way to keep yourself from making unnecessary purchases? Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
12:10
September 21, 2020
Why You Should To Celebrate When Other People Win - S1E008
Positive psychology supports that celebrating others, instead of comparing yourself to them, is a better strategy for moving forward in life. It’s a subtle brain-training activity that wires you for success. So when that co-worker, friend, or relative gets that promotion, new house, or gets married (even before you do), it’s time to celebrate! Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost Psychology Articles: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/prime-your-gray-cells/201108/happy-brain-happy-life https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/positive-psychology https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124958/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2016/12/21/how-to-train-your-brain-to-go-positive-instead-of-negative/#19c6b39c5a58 If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
17:38
September 14, 2020
Simple Steps To Silencing Your Inner Critic - S1E007
Our inner critics are often allies who have a difficult time saying what they mean. Generally intending to be helpful but rarely actually reaching that goal. Sometimes we need to simply hit the off switch on the inner critic so we can get stuff done. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell YouTube: https://youtu.be/JYPwoycU1LA
12:08
September 7, 2020
How To Say No To Good People (& Things) - S1E006
Learning to say no is a real challenge for a lot of good people. Learning to say no to good people and good things is even more of a challenge. But if we’re going to walk in the fullness of God's purpose for our lives and families, no has to become a regular part of vocabulary. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
13:38
August 31, 2020
Using Your Greatest Pain Featuring Chris Ward Jr. - S1E005
What's your greatest motivation? Was it always there? How did it get there? In this episode with have a conversation with creative entrepreneur Chris Ward Jr. on how our greatest pain becomes our strongest motivation. You'll be glad you tuned in. Follow Chris and check out more of his amazing content at his links below.  Christopher's Links: www.instagram.com/chriswardjr www.twitter.com/chriswardjr www.chriswardjr.com Why Build Better Brands is important https://rebrand.ly/Personal-Invite ------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
12:38
August 27, 2020
How To Stop Complaining & Start Moving On In Life - S1E004
Here's a hard truth - complaining feels productive so it easily becomes one of the biggest time wasting activities even for usually sharp people. According to one article by Psychology Today, people complain for a plethora of reasons. The list includes stress, depression, cultural conditioning, attention seeking, and much more. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
13:10
August 24, 2020
4 Powerful Habits For Better Work Life Balance - S1E003
Nearly all research conclusively agrees that excessive busyness leads to the deterioration of our physical and emotional selves, with damaging repercussions for our relationships. The truth is, excessive busyness is a deeper sickness in our society than anyone wants to admit. The good news is that you can beat busyness and take back your life! Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Mental Health Guide: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/mentalhealthboost If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
23:06
August 17, 2020
3 Principles For Walking With God - S1E002
No matter what season of life you find yourself in, there are a few boundaries that should remain consistent in your relationship with God. Maintaining them could be the difference between thriving or circling the proverbial desert.  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
09:22
August 13, 2020
Get The Most Out Of This Pandemic In 3 Steps - S2E001
So many people feel an unrealistic pressure to emerge from this coronavirus pandemic with something extraordinary to show for it. My opinion? Don't waste your time trying to impress people. Bring your focus closer to home. If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Blog: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/blog Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
26:52
August 3, 2020
How To Talk About Racism With Your (Black or White) Friends
As racial tensions start to rise again (and continues to do so), Joey and I recognize that we’re in a unique position to speak on this reality from multiple angles. We decided to have the conversation simply as friends. A black man and a white man who have become brothers and are both impacted and feel passionately about this issue. We’ve talked openly about it with each other before, but this time we’re sharing that conversation with you. If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com. Website: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/pastorpaul.jr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmPaulkrost Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pwcroswell
38:54
June 6, 2020
Stop Bleeding on the People Around You ft. Joey Monteleone
Special guest Joey Monteleone helps us to unpack this powerful quote about healing and hurt. "If you don't heal what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you."  You can download my free planner here: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/copy-of-planner This planner helps you take control of your work-life balance! If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook groupor let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
17:42
May 12, 2020
Knowing Better vs Doing Better
You can download my free planner here: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/copy-of-planner This planner helps you take control of your work-life balance! What if I told you that you've been lied to? That knowing better does not automatically lead to doing better? It's myth we need to carefully dismantle and reevaluate. Let's dive in together.  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
04:21
May 8, 2020
How Your Stubbornness Could Be A Strength - Podcast Exclusive
The Lion is championed as the King of the Jungle, and rightly so. Lions are fierce, powerful and yet still beautiful creatures. Their willingness to take on prey sometimes more than 6 times their size has caused people to think of them as fearless or courageous animals. But what if they’re just stubborn? What if it's just that when they see a meal, they're unwilling to let it go without a fight? They are... Read the full blog post here. If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
07:58
May 6, 2020
How To Be A Safe Space For Other People
Many people walk around with a painted smile that intended to cover up the deep hurt on the inside. Life doesn't have to be that way. We can help to reverse this trend by learning to be a safe space for the people who come to us and share transparently about their hurt. If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
04:26
May 4, 2020
Why Big Dreams Die Young - Exclusive Episode
If you’re losing hope in your dream you’re probably building to impress instead of building to last. You’ve given you’re power to persevere towards your dream away to the very people you’re trying to impress. You need to reverse this. You need to take your power back! Let me tell you how to do that! Read the full blog here. If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
12:40
April 30, 2020
In Life It's About Impact Over Increase
How do you want to be remembered? What kind of legacy will you leave? A life well-lived is marked by impact not increase.  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
02:58
April 28, 2020
Don't Complain About What You Won't Change
No one likes a complainer. So don't be one. Here's Joey Monteleone to tell you why! If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
02:17
April 26, 2020
A Small Step In The Right Direction
A small step in the right direction is a big deal to me. I recently learned that's it's a big deal others too.  If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
02:40
April 26, 2020
Do Good In Silence
What's the motivation behind the good that we do? Do you ever stop to think about that? If you want to connect with me personally, join my Facebook group or let's be friends on Instagram & Twitter. For collaborations and business inquiries email me at info@paulwcroswell.com.
02:35
April 26, 2020