Steve Gamlin, the Motivational Firewood™ Guy!

Steve Gamlin, the Motivational Firewood™ Guy!

By Steve Gamlin
The Motivational Firewood™ Radio Show with Steve Gamlin: a blend of Motivation, Positivity, Vision Board strategies, Acts of Kindness Ideas and 'Real Life' stories of how my life rose from the ashes of failure to success (even though my personal phoenix rides a pogo stick)...all wrapped up in a humorous delivery.
Basically, I'm sharing the lessons that life continues to teach me!
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Are You Leaving YOUR Tools...Rusting in the Rain?
Are YOU leaving your tools out, RUSTING in the Rain? That is such a WASTE. Whatever tools you have... Pick them up. Knock off the rust. Use them. Build something cool. Take care of them. Let them show you what you can do. Never, ever, ever...leave them rusting in the rain. As a speaker, Radio Show Host, Video Channel Creator and Voice-Over Artist, this is my workshop. Today I am building 2 very special videos to help some clients who are struggling. It wouldn't he happening at all...if I had left my tools out in the rain a few years back... What could YOU build today, with YOUR TOOLS?
05:37
May 8, 2020
I Just Got Schooled, in Life and Business...by a WOK!
I just got schooled in LIFE and BUSINESS...by a wok. Yes, really. We found a cool looking stir fry recipe, complete with video instruction, on YouTube. Step 1: gather and prep ingredients Step 2: turn on the heat...and wait Step 3: wait a little longer Step 4: when pan begins to smoke (yes, really)...add the scrambled eggs Step 5: let them sit for 45 seconds before stirring them up (wait) Step 6: remove eggs, add oil to prep next step Step 7: wait And so it goes with chicken, vegetables and rice...each cooked to its own level of perfection...before they are allowed back into the wok, TOGETHER, to become one single flavor-bursting experience. And so it goes in life, and in business... NEED SOME BETTER FLAVORS COMING OUT OF YOUR KITCHEN? LISTEN FOR THE REST OF THE STORY. You can also read it by clicking HERE. 
05:50
May 1, 2020
Special Guest: Bryan Payne of Doodlestones!
After reading an Upworthy article about a guy who was adding positive energy to the world "armed only with a Sharpie and some rocks", I knew I needed to interview him.  It was a joy to share Bryan's story and discover how his love for art and the world's hidden treasures has influenced his life's work. Thank you Bryan...and I hope your Mom loves the interview!
21:36
March 22, 2020
Personal Responsibility: The Experts Don't Owe You Anything Extra!
Personal Responsibility: The Experts Don't Owe You Anything Extra! After watching a Bar Rescue marathon on Sunday, and hearing people complain (on the show and in the aftermath of Yelp reviews) about the results...I came to the conclusion that we all need to exercise a bit more Personal responsibility (with a tip of the hat to Larry Winget who champions this approach). What are YOU achieving these days? Who inspired it? In what ways are you failing? Whose fault is it? Want to build a stronger VISION, with an Action Plan? Let's have a conversation. Visit me at MotivationalFirewood.com 
01:43
March 1, 2020
Bob Marley MAKES Every Little Thing (Gonna Be All Right)!
This radio show was inspired by a Bob Marley quote which a friend shared on my Facebook page.  Creating 'good' in the world is actually pretty simple...and very important! Want to create more GOOD THINGS in your corner of the world? Let's have a conversation. Get started at MotivationalFirewood.com
03:52
February 28, 2020
From the Road: What Do You Love Most About What You Do?
 From the Road: What Do You Love Most About What You Do? During a stop in Nashville, I had the opportunity to spend time with some very nice people. I liked them even more after I asked a very simple question. As it turns out, I have something in common with them. What do YOU love most about what YOU do every day? If you're not sure, let's have a conversation: go to www.SteveChats.com Want to create  VISION for something better in your life? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com
01:49
February 28, 2020
Gratitude...Are YOU Seeing (and Feeling) the Good Stuff?
Gratitude...Are YOU Seeing (and Feeling) the Good Stuff? One of the BEST THINGS you can do for yourself, every day, is to be aware, INTENTIONALLY, of things you are grateful for in your life. Is life perfect? No, it is not. But...when you acknowledge the GOOD things you have, or that you experience every day, you're building a muscle that can help you power through the bad things that the world may throw at you. Your focus, every day, can affect the paths you travel, who is on those paths, and the actions you take. Be grateful, even for the small stuff. Someday you may realize those were the biggest, most important things. Want to learn more about how Gratitude and Visualization can play a huge part of your life? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com today, or set up a quick FREE conversation with me at SteveChats.com.
10:06
February 26, 2020
Are YOU Traveling the Extra Mile?
Are YOU Traveling the Extra Mile? So many people *say* they are...but don't have the tire-tracks to prove it.  Here are several examples of people who are crushing this metaphor...and why it is so important to do so to stand out from all the other traffic out there. 
03:14
February 25, 2020
Super Teddy Asks: "What Are Your Gifts?"
Super Teddy Asks: "What Are Your Gifts?" You were born with gifts. We all were. Do you know what yours are? Super Teddy and I hope so...because they can bring mroe good thigns your ay. In this quick radio show (in dog-time it is more than 7 minutes), we discuss the importance of knowing what they are...adn a cool way to find out, if you are not sure! Want to design a VISION for your life, with the best use of your gifts? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com to learn about the Vision Board Mastery learning program! 
01:29
February 22, 2020
Are You Standing in Front of the Speakers?
Are You Standing in Front of the Speakers? Too many people these days are standing right where all the noise is happening, raising their voices to overpower it, instead of finding their own place to stand and be able to share their own voice, or engage in a conversation and be heard, rationally. Where are YOU standing, right now? Do you need to move a bit? We cannot always control the noise...but we can control how we react to it. Please make choices that benefit YOU...and the things (and people) which are most important to you. Want to learn about about creating a VISION of the perfect places for you to be? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com 
09:53
February 22, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Gacek, a Musician Making His Dreams Come True!
You've never seen his name on the Billboard charts or watched his videos on MTV (do they even play music anymore?)...but Mike Gacek is truly one of the most successful people I know.  How can I say this? Because Mike knows what success REALLY means, and he took time to share in this fun and reflective interview.   It is LOADED with nuggets of wisdom and actionable steps for you to make YOUR dreams a bigger part of your life, including: Learning your craft, practicing constantly! Building relationships! What 'success' is really all about!  As a fan of his for more than 25 years, since he first appeared on the 'Morin in the Morning Show' on WCGY in Boston (I was the Producer), I've been a fan!
20:13
February 19, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: Ethan Jenkins (Doesn't) Take the Plunge...Takes a Hike Instead!
What do you do when your life has taken a turn that you think your only option is straight down?  If you are Ethan Jenkins, you take a hike instead.  This young man's got a pretty amazing story which led him from a 4th floor window ledge to the top of Mt. Katahdin at the end of the Appalachian Trail. Ethan's journey from addiction to redemption helped him find a better version of his life. Believe me...he's got some lessons that can help you. 
21:25
February 19, 2020
Dear God...I'm Sorry I Farted in Church When I Was 7!
Is there something in your past you've never apologized for? Have you denied its existence, even lying to cover it up? My thoughts on something I did, which mortally embarrassed my mom.  :)
02:59
February 19, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: Kayla Smith (Sarro) "Country Dream Come True!"
What does it sound like when you spend your life making your dream happen, appreciating every victory and took to get there, while remaining humble every step of the way? If you put it to country music, it sounds like the journey of Kayla Smith (Sarro)...who recently got to live her dream on-stage with her hero! Kayla also offers her advice for people who want to GO FOR IT, with *their* dreams, How does Visualization *really* work? It's not 'wishing' or an Arts & Crafts project. It happens like *this*, the way I teach it with my Vision Board Mastery program. Kayla is one of my clients...and she ROCKED one of her dreams a couple years ago. Want to learn how YOU can do this too? Let's have a conversation. Start here: MotivationalFirewood.com
17:22
February 17, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: Lorianne Vaughan-Speaks on Being Bounced from her Career at Age 60, Building a Killer Team...and Helping the Homeless!
SPECIAL GUEST: Lorianne Vaughan-Speaks on Being Bounced from her Career at Age 60, Building a Killer Team...and Helping the Homeless!  After she got bounced from her full-time job at the age of 60, nobody would hire her...so she hired HERSELF! In this conversation, we discuss how she not only picked herself up, but also created a business which does the same for others.  We also talk about how 'trying to do everything ourselves' an cause failure, or worse...and how important it can be to empower others to succeed! Episode length: 33:14
33:16
February 14, 2020
Does YOUR Business Plan Include Kindness? Will the Mechanic's Does!
Does YOUR Business Plan Include Kindness?  Will the Mechanic's Does!  When you go through the daily drill of conducting business, is kindness part of the plan? When a friend of mine was installing a remote starter in my wife's car, I met Will. Over the course of several hours, I learned several things: 1) he loves discovering and restoring cool treasures 2) he has jammed with rock stars 3) his heart is bigger than his shop! 
10:16
February 7, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: The Incredible "G"...Never Grow Up, Toss the Toxic People and The Best Way to Start Your Day!
SPECIAL GUEST: The Incredible "G"...Never Grow Up,  Toss the Toxic People and The best Way to Start Your Day! My 3rd conversation with this amazing woman, who shines her light so beautifully. What is her most inspiring moment from Titanic? (HINT: It happens *before* the iceberg) How to be "in awe" of life. I adore her energy...and you will too. Why does she smile so often? Because she can...and she has learned how to "let go" of things which do not serve her.
22:04
February 4, 2020
Are YOU Going Into Vision Boarding BLINDLY?!??
Saturday morning I saw a post in a Vision Board Community from a person new to the craft, with a very simple question. It is one I hear often...and it can also be one of the most damaging things you can do to yourself on your Personal Development journey. Are YOU doing it? If so, start learning a way that can better serve you, at MotivationalFirewood.com
12:27
January 27, 2020
Are YOU Making the Biggest Mistake When Setting Goals?
***Are YOU making the BIGGEST Mistake When Setting Your Goals?*** Writing down the same ones every year, yet not achieving them? What do YOU think is the BIGGEST MISTAKE, and the reason you are not succeeding? Hint: I've done this one myself...until I learned where 'The Real Work' needs to begin. Build it better: MotivationalFirewood.com
05:49
January 16, 2020
Right People. Right Places. Best Results!
Are you putting yourself in the best places, including on Social Media, to get the Best Results in your life? If you're sick of drama and negativity, are you removing yourself from places that are attracting it? Are you Honoring Yourself by making some space (in life and in business) from people who create that type of drama/energy? MotivationalFirewood.com
08:28
January 2, 2020
Kindness: What Can You Do?
Wherever you are...YOU can make a difference.  You just need the right Attitude and must take Action. Also, please remember who inspired you to be this way!  P.S. This event happened today, thanks to the life-lessons shared with me by my grandfather.
04:07
December 19, 2019
Are YOU 'Building Up' or 'Tearing Down'?
No matter what you do in this world, someone’s not going to like it! Earlier this week, I saw TWO examples of people leveling negative feedback to people in their lives, who were just trying to put themselves out there. Face it, no matter what you do in the world, someone’s going to attack you for it, or at least not be supportive.  We have made a FREE Vision Board Masterclass available (along with other helpful programs) at MotivationalFirewood.com. Want to have a chat to see how Steve can help?  Set up a FREE 15-minute conversation by visiting SteveChats.com.  Are YOU part of the Facebook Vision Board Mastery Facebook Group yet? Very cool community, and much of what is shared there helps to inspire future show topics.  See you all in the next episode!
05:46
October 24, 2019
Gratitude...and BBQ Sauce!
What are *you* grateful for each day? Sometimes the little stuff is what can keep you going most. Here's what happened after a friend called me with an unusual confession! Want to learn how to grow your Gratitude Muscles as part of the the 'Big Picture' of your life? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com to learn how.
06:12
October 2, 2019
Are Your Business (and Life) Fired Up?
Are YOU putting in the work, every day, to keep your business going...and growing?Are you generating enough heat?Is your fire hot enough?Are you attracting the energy and support you need to grow?Keep shoveling, intelligently...and fire yourself up. want to learn how YOU can 'bring the heat' better than you are today? Visit MotivationalFirewood.com
03:23
September 25, 2019
The Wonder...of 'Wonder'!
Kids have 'wonder' about pretty much everything. And that's a cool gift to have. As adults, many of us have lost ours. Today's radio Show shares the story of a sidewalk lunch, several years ago, that painted this picture for me...in full-color. The 'Wonder' of wonder.  What could YOU be excited about, on your path today...and what amazing gift could you find in it?
05:50
September 13, 2019
SPECIAL GUEST: Dustin Metzler, founder of "The Pay It Forward Effect"!
One of our favorite topics is KINDNESS. Let it be random, private, public, solo or a whole bunch of people...but let it BE!I recently discovered an amazing movement called The Pay it Forward Effect and reached out to founder Dustin Metzler to learn more about what they are doing, their goal, and how YOU an be part of it all!
38:13
September 4, 2019
Who Is Cheering You On? Who are YOU Cheering On?
Every day, somewhere in the world, there are stadiums filled with people cheering on their favorite teams, singers and musicians, theater performances and more.   I’ve been there. The sound is thunderous.   In our everyday lives, at work, at home, when we're doing our best to juggle it all...the sound is not always thunderous. It can be disheartening sometimes. Who is cheering you on? Who are YOU cheering on? It's important.  In this episode, i share a lesson that my Dad taught me, back in Little League, which still echoes for me today!
05:41
August 13, 2019
"Is *THIS* a Good Goal for Me?"
This may be one of the toughest questions I’ve ever heard someone ask. We were in the second hour of one of my live Vision Board events, when attendees begin to search for pictures/visuals to represent the goals we’d been ‘digging to discover’ during the first hour. Some people know what they want. Some don’t. I could tell by this particular person’s face and body language that she was struggling with identifying goals for herself. That made me a little sad. CLICK HERE to read the full article!    We have made a FREE Masterclass available (along with other helpful programs) at MotivationalFirewood.com. Want to have a chat to see how Steve can help?  Set up a FREE 15-minute conversation by visiting SteveChats.com.  Are YOU part of the Facebook Vision Board Mastery Facebook Group yet? Very cool community, and much of what is shared there helps to inspire future show topics.  See you all in the next episode!
06:03
August 9, 2019
Vision Board Mastery: See It. Glue It. Do it!
There are many Vision Board trainings out there, and I am not here to bash any of them.    Do they all go into the depth of training that my Program (Vision Board Mastery) does?    From my own personal experience, no.    For those who prefer a simplified key to unlock the process of goal achievement through the assembly of a Vision Board, here it is:    1. SEE IT: Whatever your goal may be, identify it in such a way that you can ‘see it’ with your eyes closed. Dial it in. Focus.    2. GLUE IT: When you can see it in your head, take a snapshot. Or find one. Or draw one. Dig deep in your imagination and use the vast array of options out there to find (or create) the exact thing you see. HINT: the internet is a great start. So is your own camera, as well as your imagination. Keep these images where you can see them daily. Allow others to see them.    3. DO IT:  You can’t just sit there on the side of the road and expect the mountains on the horizon to get any closer. You need to be engaged in your life, taking intentional ACTIONS, every day, to get closer to them.   Could it take a while? YES!  Is it worth it? YES!  Consistent action WILL get you closer to pretty much anything: a smaller number on your scale, a better relationship, more positive emotions, a more rewarding career, etc.  What are YOU willing to do, today, to get closer to just ONE goal, hope or dream in your life? As I said at the opening, this 3-step process is super-simplified.  As my awesome clients and attendees will attest, I dig out the backhoe in my Vision Board Mastery live events and audio training program and go DEEP, DEEPER and DEEPEST to find the real gold. Want to learn more?  We have made a FREE Masterclass available (along with other helpful programs) at MotivationalFirewood.com.  Want to have a chat to see how Steve can help?  Set up a FREE 15-minute conversation by visiting SteveChats.com.  Are YOU part of the Vision Board Mastery Facebook Group yet?  It is a very cool community, and much of what is shared there helps to inspire future show topics.  See you all in the next episode!
05:40
August 7, 2019
The Power of Conversation (Pork Chops, Voodoo Dolls and Powerball)!
Wherever you find yourself today, you can enjoy a positive conversation. One of the gifts I received from Dad is the ‘gift of gab’. He could find himself in just about any given situation and strike up a conversation. I am most honored to be in possession of that gift. It rears its chatty head often, sometimes with very funny results. Last Sunday, while on a grocery store recon mission, it happened...  We have made a FREE Masterclass available (along with other helpful programs) at MotivationalFirewood.com. Want to have a chat to see how Steve can help?  Set up a FREE 15-minute conversation by visiting SteveChats.com.  Are YOU part of the Facebook Vision Board Mastery Facebook Group yet? Very cool community, and much of what is shared there helps to inspire future show topics.  See you all in the next episode!
06:51
July 31, 2019
Vision Boards (Radio Interview with Kevin Willett)
Back in 2016, I had the great joy of sharing this conversation with 'Friends of Kevin' Radio Show host Kevin Willett. Here we discuss Vision Boards, how to get started, mistakes to watch out for, and the importance of digging for your WHY.
12:13
July 29, 2019
Special Guest: Elaine Saunders of Dynamic Introductions!
With so many (cough cough) 'reality' shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, 90-Day Fiance and so many others which attempt to help people find 'real love'...it is harder than ever to know what is actually real.  How do regular people like us stand a chance when all of these perfectly-proportioned people are striking out? In this episode, I enjoy a great conversation with Elaine Saunders, a Matchmaking Expert.  We share some real truths about the importance of who WE are as part of the relationship and dating cycle.  Will this be year that YOU want to discover your perfect partner?  Give this show a listen and get ready to be honest with yourself. This could be your best year ever! (original show recording Feb 2018)
28:22
February 9, 2018
Special Guest: Cassie from 'The Empowerment Plan'!
Some of my favorite 'Givers' in the world are regular everyday people who, when challenged, come up with an amazing idea to help inspire and care for others. When college student Veronika Scott received an unusual assignment from her professor, the wheels started turning. In this interview, Empowerment Plan team member Cassie shares their incredible journey, how they are helping to make a difference...and how YOU can be part of their future.
19:06
April 11, 2017
The Early Turtles (and Those Who Try Hardest) Get the Rock!
You don't always have to be the FIRST to get somewhere...but if you plan to be enjoying the sunshine, you'd better be making some effort! That's the lesson of this episode, taught to me by a handful of turtles I see daily on my way to the recording studio.
04:06
May 31, 2016
Kind Thought + Action = Fantastic Plastic Smile!
Fishing through the pockets of my jeans on laundry, I was reminded of a 'moment' which made me smile. You can create them too. It's easier than you may believe.
04:11
May 19, 2016
Special Guests: Ryan Ordway and Franz Haase of "A Day in This Life"!
I love meeting people. Let me make one quick correction: I love meeting *COOL* people, who love to share their talents and help others. Several months ago I got to meet Ryan and Franz...and knew I had to learn more about their mission through music. Enjoy!
28:17
February 24, 2016
One Bad Apple Actually Helped a Whole Bunch!
When my friend Dawn was the victim of a crime, she could have chosen to be negative.What she did blew my mind...and serves as an important lesson for us all.
05:27
February 9, 2016
2016: Vision Boards and Why Many Gurus Are Doing it Wrong! (interview on Friends of Kevin Radio)
During a recent appearance on the Friends of Kevin Radio Show, Steve shared his views on Vision Boards, all the mistakes he's made with them...and how many of the gurus and celebrities who promote them are missing an important step.
13:59
January 4, 2016
Two Best Friends...One-and-a-half rakes!
This past weekend I got to hang out with my best friend...and create a pretty cool new memory that we'll be laughing about down the line.Real friend ROCK!  And sometimes, they rake.
03:42
December 18, 2015
Special Guest: Speaker, Author and Hugely Successful Radio Host Joel Boggess!
As part of my path as a speaker and author, I get to meet some pretty cool people on the road. In December 2012, a very limited group of people got to travel to Scottsdale AZ to spend a day immersed in the wisdom and knowledge of Joe Calloway and Larry Winget.That's where I met Joel Boggess. It has been a joy to watch him take his career and run with it since then.This interview is a good, rich conversation about the message we have to share with the world and a behind-the-scenes look at OUR HEROES who continue to inspire us.
35:20
December 3, 2015
Pick Your Heroes Wisely...They Don't ALL Wear Capes!
After seeing how some peoples' 'heroes' (cough cough) actually behave, I had to shake my head and wonder...have you actually SEEN the definition?
03:42
October 27, 2015