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Make Today Great! with Tom Beal

Make Today Great! with Tom Beal

By Tom Beal
Taking your health, relationships and finances to new heights! Sharing helpful, simple, life changing insights from Tom Beal and his amazing network of friends.
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Make Today Great! with Tom Beal

Morning walk insights to kick start your week ahead by Tom Beal
Morning walk insights to kick start your week ahead by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Treat your trillion dollar vehicle, your body, with the proper respect by Tom Beal
Life is like USMC Bootcamp, especially now. Adapt and thrive! by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Tom Beal discusses uncertainty and how to have joy and progress amidst it
Tom Beal discusses uncertainty and how to have joy and progress amidst it
October 26, 2021
Tom Beal shares an incredible sunrise 🌅 and morning insights from the beach in Boca Raton, FL
Tom Beal shares an incredible sunrise 🌅 and morning insights from the beach in Boca Raton, FL
October 26, 2021
You are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be RIGHT NOW! by Tom Beal
You are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be RIGHT NOW! by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Evening insights, post moped ride by Tom Beal
Evening insights, post moped ride by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
How are you? Are you happy? Couple questions changed the path of my life, by Tom Beal
How are you? Are you happy? Couple questions changed the path of my life, by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Don't fall for the social media facade. Everyone is human by Tom Beal
Don't fall for the social media facade. Everyone is human by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Contemplations the day before my 49th birthday 🥳 at the beach 🏖 by Tom Beal
Contemplations the day before my 49th birthday 🥳 at the beach 🏖 by Tom Beal
October 26, 2021
Beautiful sunrise 🌅 insights from Isle of Palms, SC.
Beautiful sunrise 🌅 insights from Isle of Palms, SC. 
October 26, 2021
Welcome to another day at the greatest amusement park in the universe
Welcome to another day at the greatest amusement park in the universe
October 26, 2021
I couldn't handle your problems and you couldn't handle mine
I believe in you. Yes, I know you're going through challenges. You have got this! You are a KICK BUTT problem solver. You haven't shown your self, your family, your friends, or the world what you're truly capable of. NOW is your time to step up for an incredible plot twist. #iammefu
September 10, 2021
The one question that brings peace no matter what
This one question brings me peace everyday, even in challenging times, even and especially like, “there’s no light at the end of this tunnel, and if it is a light it’s a train coming to run me over” type of moments 😎 by Tom Beal
September 02, 2021
My hope is to inspire and empower you to become all you're capable of being
Helping you live while you still can and do what is yours to do without fear, doubt or worry preventing you from thinking, speaking, and acting in accordance to what you feel is yours to do. Make Today Great!
September 01, 2021
The Naked Truth Spoken In and About The Emporer's Clothes
Lessons from that childhood story discussed while sharing other important lessons regarding recent events, as well. 
August 30, 2021
What we focus on and give attention to grows. What do you want?
When you are clear about where you are and where you are wanting to go, you can proactively choose what you give your attention and focus too, even amidst the storms and distractions (challenges) of life. Focus on what you want. Put time into answering what you want. 
August 30, 2021
How to deal with terrible news and surprises
Valuable morning insights: related to dealing with adversity. Warning: Still sweaty from morning walk to beach.
August 30, 2021
Brief yet POWERFUL lesson learned from the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB, Jim Kelly
Had the honor of working with one of my childhood hero’s years ago, Hall of Fame QB for the Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly. One day he asked me if I knew one of the main reasons he was so successful as a QB. After him saying no to all of my answers, this is what he shared with me, which made no sense at first, but it did once he explained it. Obviously, this was the key AFTER his complete dedication, hard work, unheard of preparation and commitment to being the absolute best athlete he could be. His work ethic was and is off the charts, like David Goggins’ level of dedication, prior to us knowing who David was.
August 17, 2021
How to be grounded, have peace, and lead in uncertain times
One of my friends commented on one of my videos, “The world seems to be in a bit of a pickle and could use some guidance, Sir.” This is my answer to that comment. What is a comment you have that could allow me to answer it in an upcoming podcast episode? Leave me your message here:
August 17, 2021
What does the "Make Today Great!" philosophy mean?
What does the "Make Today Great!" philosophy mean? Where did it originate and how can it help me be my best each and every day, regardless of plans going to plan or going down the toilet. 
August 09, 2021
Carpe Diem: LIVE Full Out While You Still Can
Consider not being so fearful and distracted that you forget to live while you can. Share some important lessons of watching my parents both be diagnosed and gone weeks later due to cancer. Plus, an important challenge my friend gave me when I was in workaholic mode, about getting the same results in half of my time. Hope you enjoy this episode. Feel free to support this podcast at: or through spreading the Make Today Great! message through some gear at: Thank you and Make Today Great!
August 07, 2021
Checking in. How are you holding up in these interesting times?
Felt called to go live on FB to check in and the feedback was very positive so I thought you would enjoy and benefit from it here, as well. Enjoy and if any of it speaks to you, feel free to leave me a message sharing your biggest aha moment or takeaway at
August 04, 2021
Father’s Love Letter Story
2001. Directly after landing my dream job and position, plus buying my 1st home (a duplex in Rochester, NY), I received call out of the blue to be the Publisher of the North Carolina Home Book. Got hired, quit my jobs, packed up my new house, and moved to NC. Then after hiring a new salesperson, he introduced me to this powerful video that his dad was the voice talent for; 20 years ago next month. Go watch and listen to it at:
June 24, 2021
Are You Growing or Dying?
Are continually seeking to improve yourself or are you settling for a good enough version of yourself? This brief episode discusses my thoughts on how we're either moving forward and growing, or dying. NOTE: This was from a video I created 5 years ago to this day (as I upload it here tonight on 6/22/21). Since then I have only done one more IV drip, about 2 years ago. 
June 23, 2021
I want to do THAT!
What is it that you see someone else doing that makes you say, "I want to do THAT!" Personally or professionally, this has been a HUGE factor in me getting from where I was to where I wanted to be. Hopefully, this inspires you to gain clarity on what that is for you, and you set your sights on what is the next big hairy audacious goal for you, to turn into reality. Make Today Great! Tom Beal
June 22, 2021
Father's Day Ramblings
After being born to teenagers and raised around 4 divorces and 6 marriages as a child (between my parents) I have some unique perspectives about Father's Day. Forgiveness and appreciation are keys to the "Make Today Great!" philosophy. Make Today Great! Tom Beal
June 21, 2021
Graduation Day Reflections
When I met and started dating Wanda, her son was 7 years old. Now he's an 18 year old young man who just graduated from high school today. This evening it had me reflecting on some deep thoughts that I feel may be helpful for you to hear and take actions from. Enjoy and Make Today Great!
June 20, 2021
I See You
By you being here, this is what I know about you and your future. Your best is truly yet to come. You've got this! Make Today Great! Tom Beal
June 19, 2021
Mind Blowing Math Equation
WARNING: This brief yet highly powerful math equation may blow your mind, in a life changing manner. Grab your pen and paper, listen in, and be ready to have your mind expanded, plus eagerly want to share with this everyone you care about. Make Today Great! Tom Beal
June 18, 2021
One Third of Your Life
Many people today neglect one of the most important elements of their lives. In today's episode I share how you can become aware of this vital element, and implement some of the solutions discussed. Make Today Great!
June 17, 2021
Are You Happy?
The Marine Corps recruiter asked me, "Are you happy?" Answering his question honestly in that random spontaneous moment changed my life dramatically, quickly, and forever. My hope is this story inspires you to reflect on this question and act accordingly. Make Today Great! Tom Beal 
June 16, 2021
Do You Have a Wall of Gratitude?
Have you ever heard of a Wall of Gratitude? As a youngster, Zig Ziglar had a tremendous impact on my life and future through his trainings and inspiration. In today's episode I share one of his many lessons that was helpful to me and is hopefully helpful for you: creating a Wall of Gratitude. You can see mine at:
June 15, 2021
Spread Some Kindness Today!
Do you accept the random acts of kindness challenge? Not only will it be helpful for those you cross paths with, but it will bring you much joy in the process. Make Today Great!
June 14, 2021
Lessons From My Infamous Presentation 10 Years Ago Today
10 Years ago was when I spoke in front of 500 people about the power of stepping out of your comfort zone. Then, 3 Years after my "infamous" Mankini presentation I spoke in front of 1,800 people in Holland as I described how that came to be. It shares some powerful lessons about creating and seizing opportunities when those windows or doors open. Make Today Great!
June 13, 2021
Trust The Flow
Today you’ll hear Tom Beal describing, in the flow, what it means to “Make Today Great!” and how this can assist you in making the absolute most of every scenario.
June 12, 2021
Spot On Wisdom From 2 Years Ago to the Day
Insights I shared 2 years ago to the day crossed my path today and it sounds like I was looking into a crystal ball about what was to come. Plus, it will share some helpful tips and a funny resource to prevent miscommunication syndrome via text and messages, which can be easily misinterpreted by even the closest of friends and family. Enjoy & Make Today Great! 
June 11, 2021
14 Minute Eternity
Our mind can play tricks on us telling us to stop doing what we know is ours to do, or to prevent us from doing what we know is ours to do unless we take control of it, and follow through with what we know is ours to do. It happened to me today in a big way, and I share how I overcame my mind and followed through with the commitment I made to myself. BTW – Right afterwards I took a completely cold shower for about 5 minutes. Felt amazing!
June 10, 2021
Tears Shed, It’s Ok!
Stick through my tears and crying in the beginning, as this episode carries with it a super powerful and hopefully inspiring lesson for you once I pull myself together.
June 09, 2021
Who Would You Miss?
None of us make it out of here alive. All of us have friends or family members who are no longer here anymore. Who is it that you would miss chatting with, that is still among us? Today’s episode shares an important reminder along with an action step to ensure you have less regrets, as […]
June 07, 2021
How To Finish 2021 Strongly!
Got caught at the drawbridge this AM and felt called to record this episode sharing insights that hopefully help you gain clarity on how to kick major butt and finish this year stronger than any year prior. Hope it’s helpful for you. Make Today Great! Tom Beal PS – Here is the video version for […]
June 07, 2021
Imperfect Action
What is the one thing you know has been yours to do, yet you haven’t taken action on it yet? My hope is today’s episode will be that gentle push for you to step out of your comfort zone and recognize the truth that “Imperfect Action ALWAYS Beats Perfect Inaction.” Excited to hear about the […]
June 06, 2021
Einstein Game of Life
“You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein What does it take for you to truly win at this game of life? That’s exactly what we discuss in today’s episode. Your best is yet to come! Make Today Great!Tom Beal
June 04, 2021
Life Changing Question
Many people get so caught up in the daily activities of their lives to sit down and contemplate the answer to this most important, life changing question. My hope is this reminds you to take the time to find the answers, and get excited about turning those answers into a reality. You are good enough! […]
June 03, 2021
I Love It When a Plan Comes Together!
“I pity the fool!” (Mr. T) who doesn’t implement these valuable lessons from the 80’s hit TV Show, The A Team! Which part of this spoke to you the most? Leave your comments below. Bonus tip/lesson: You may or may not recognize, so I am pointing it out here, that I am purposely creating most […]
June 02, 2021
80/20 Rule
20% of your activities produce 80% of your results for ALL areas of your life. The key is knowing what those 20% activities are for you, scheduling those into your calendar while you are not spinning your wheels on the 80% of activities that only produce 20% of the results. One of the best resources […]
May 31, 2021
Take the Best Leave the Rest
How to gain the most value from all of the people you interact with, and all scenarios you encounter. Make Today Great!
May 31, 2021
The Great Equalizer
This is the most powerful way to ensure that you Make Today Great! Set your intentions to properly invest the upcoming 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Your best is yet to come!
May 31, 2021
Chill Day
If you could have a day full of your agenda only, what would you do? Had what I could categorize as a chill day today, and ALMOST forgot to fulfill my commitment of creating a podcast audio here. As I was reviewing my day, in bed, it hit me at 11pm…so I got up and […]
May 30, 2021
The Greatest Amusement Park in the Universe
When you understand this analogy you will build your discernment muscle to ensure what you’re doing now and in each moment is the best use of your time, energy, and focus. You’ll also move with much more urgency as you’re reminded this ticket expires faster than most can ever imagine, and you will create memories […]
May 29, 2021
Tips to Remembering Names
Saw my friend from yesterday that I had the unexpected deep conversation with again this morning at the beach, sitting and watching the sunrise. As I walked up to him I called out his name (which is very unique and I’d never heard it before yesterday). Hint: I saved it in my phone as there’s […]
May 27, 2021
The Most Valuable Gift
On my 2 mile walk to the beach this morning, prior to the sun rising, I had two separate divine appointments with two different homeless men, that I’ve seen and chatted with before over that past several months. Both were deep, unexpected discussions containing an extremely valuable lesson for me to review, and share with […]
May 27, 2021
Jury Duty Unmasked
Went to the courthouse this AM to fulfill my civic duty as a juror. Did what I did out of choice for my and others freedom and liberty with no intentions of getting out of jury duty, nor was I even aware that would even be a possibility. Did what I did, and said these […]
May 26, 2021
How to Kick Butt This Week
A simple two-step process to ensure you not only kick butt this upcoming week, but you also ensure you Make Today Great! Enjoy! Tom Beal PS – Here is the video version of this that was recorded LIVE on Instagram, if you want to see the sunrise at the beach from this AM: View this […]
May 24, 2021
No More Lies
Each of us have our own journey and come to our own realizations in our own time. My response below was to a friend who was upset that others weren’t seeing the scenarios as he sees them… It’s not their or our fault though. We all were born into this lie, like a child born […]
May 24, 2021
Handle Chaos Like a Champ
Flat roller coasters are not a thing for a reason. Chaos is part of this journey we call life. All will be going amazingly well, then out of the blue, BLAM…unexpected chaos or craziness. When you learn this simple strategy you will expect it, ​​embrace it, handle it calmly continuously and allow it to bring […]
May 22, 2021
Quick Tip to Doing What You Say
If you gave me your word, could I count on you? Are you truly dependable, reliable, and trustworthy? I know you wouldn’t be here unless your answer was a resounding, “Yes! I am dependable, reliable, and trustworthy, Tom! If I give you my word you can count on me!” And I believe you. HOWEVER, if […]
May 22, 2021
My Easter Morning Miracle
Kind of freaks me out looking at the crash scene photo below, plus gives me much gratitude at the same time. Why? It’s a reminder of how close of a call that was for my daughter and I, and reminds me to make the most of each and every moment. Yep! That Audi Q7 sacrificed […]
May 21, 2021