BACON BITS with Master Happiness

BACON BITS with Master Happiness

Master Happiness helps Small Businesses, Teams, and Individuals find focus, feel fulfilled, and have fun. If you need cheerleaders along your day to day, come join us on "Bacon Bits with Master Happiness" as we discuss the ups and downs, kings and clowns, smiles and frowns at work, your career, business, and life. Tune in so that we can help you navigate your paths of happiness and provide insights from others on similar journeys! Happy Listening!

Episodes

April 11, 2024 54 mins

In the sizzling world of management, where heat-of-the-moment choices impact the direction and success of teams, decision-making rises to the forefront as a pivotal skill. It's a competence not just in theory, but in the trenches, where instinct and analysis merge into actions that have long-lasting implications.

Navigating the pathways of good decision-making can often be as delicate as it is decisive. Young leaders in partic...

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Welcome to a story of love and labor, of notes sung and stagehands unseen. It’s not just the von Trapp family making music and standing in the lights – there's a whole Austrian Alps worth of activity behind the scenes of a high school musical. This is the grand reveal of the magic-makers, the Gretchens and Kurtzes who bring the Sound of Music to life.

B is for Backstage Choreography

Imagine a choreographed chaos where every ste...

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Human Resources. Just the words alone can elicit a spectrum of reactions from employees. Many see the HR department as a necessary liaison between employees and the company, while others view it as a line of defense for the organization's interests. It's the difference between these perceptions that highlights a significant challenge for modern HR professionals and businesses in general: How do you protect your company'...

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Gone are the days when a good idea, some luck, and hard work were all it took to propel a business to success. In today's cutthroat market, entrepreneurs and startups need a sophisticated understanding of their audience to carve out a competitive edge. It's like being a master chef — without the right ingredients and understanding of why they work, your recipe for business victory could flounder. But fear not, for the B.A.C...

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Rising through the ranks and obtaining that coveted managerial position places a lot of weight on young shoulders. One of the pivotal challenges new managers face is unlocking the mystery of motivation within their teams. In the relentless quest for productivity and innovation, understanding what drives every team member individually is the difference between a well-oiled team and one that sputters under the pressure.

Engaging youn...

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In a sea of faces and styles, it’s the well-dressed that stand out, embodying professionalism and poise. Dressing for success isn’t just about donning the most expensive suit or the trendiest attire—it’s about crafting an image that reflects your ambitions, self-respect, and personal brand.

For professionals, job seekers, fashion enthusiasts, business owners, and salespeople alike, the way you dress can open doors and create oppor...

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With Special Guest: Joseph Janicki, Brightway Insurance

Shaping a profitable and enduring business is often likened to a complex recipe. There are essential ingredients, the right sequence of steps, and an element of finesse that only a select few manage to master. However, one critical ingredient is often overlooked: the 'help first' mindset. In the bustling world of business, customer loyalty is the golden ticket to susta...

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Staying Sane in the Work/Life Balancing Act

with Special Guest: Derek Hartmann, CFP®  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ 

Working parents, career-focused individuals, and family-oriented professionals, this one's for you. The elusive yet essential quest for work-life balance is a never-ending pursuit, akin to chasing the perfect wave. We all crave it, but few believe they actually achieve it.

But what if I told you that balance is le...

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Undertaking a leadership role, especially for the first time, can be compared to interpreting a riddle. The riddle of responsibility unfolds as you transition from an individual contributor into the realm of leading teams. It is a transformative experience that demands a careful blend of adaptability, humility, and determination. But where to start in this labyrinthine journey, you ask?

In this part one installment of our 10-part s...

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Starting a business isn't just about earning money, it's about bringing your passion and purpose to life. In this extensive guide, we'll take you through a deep-dive journey that will help you uncover your business passion and set the stage for entrepreneurial success. Whether you're a fresh-faced entrepreneur ready to take your idea to the market or an experienced career shifter looking for a new challenge, these i...

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Succession is never easy, but it is a necessary step in any organization's growth and sustainability. It involves not only change but also challenges for the individuals involved. Taking the torch from a successful predecessor can be intimidating, even for seasoned professionals. As leaders, it is up to us to ensure a smooth transition while maintaining inner peace and perspective. In this blog post, we'll highlight five co...

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Living a fast-paced and chaotic life that is filled with deadlines, obligations, and an endless stream of social media can make it impossible to find true happiness. More often than not, we find ourselves chasing temporary happiness through material possessions, promotions, or achievements, just to realize that nothing seems to be ever enough. The truth is, the key to discovering true contentment lies in the act of giving. By being...

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Do you ever find yourself replaying past events or worrying about what could happen in the future? Do you over-analyze or overthink even the smallest things? If you answered yes, then you are familiar with the agony of overthinking. Many of us overthink, and it is such a common habit that we often don't know that we are guilty of it. However, overthinking can cause significant harm to our lives and our mental health. Let’s disc...

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Do you know someone who just always seems to think the sky is falling? They're the person who turns a minor setback into a major disaster, and who never seems to be able to see the bright side of things. It's frustrating to deal with people like this, but it's also important to remember that catastrophizing is a real thing, and it can be a sign of deeper anxiety or depression. If you're struggling to work with someo...

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We all strive towards happiness, but what does true happiness really mean? Becoming the best version of ourselves is a great way to start. One of the best ways to do this is by consistently learning and growing. Not only does learning help us achieve personal growth, but it also helps us become better at helping and supporting others. In this blog post, we’ll explore the five reasons why learning is crucial to experiencing true hap...

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Talking about death and mortality can be an uncomfortable topic for many of us. The fear of the unknown can hinder our ability to live life to the fullest. However, accepting our mortality can liberate us from living life with a constant sense of fear and help us appreciate every present moment. Here are five ways to embrace our mortality, savor life, and leave a meaningful legacy.


B - Believe in Yourself: Your beliefs shape y...

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Why is it that some people are afraid to be happy? It may seem like an irrational fear, but often, there are underlying issues that make it difficult for individuals to embrace joy and contentment in their lives. From feelings of unworthiness to fear of change, there are a variety of reasons why some people struggle with happiness. In this article, we'll explore five common reasons individuals may fear being happy, and how they...

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We all have goals and aspirations. We all want to achieve something or become someone. And it's only natural to go after these things strongly and eagerly. But sometimes, we end up feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and unhappy, even after reaching our objectives. This is where ambition and obsession can lead us astray. However, instead of merely dismissing them and settling for mediocrity, we can learn how to balance them with ...

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November 1, 2023 56 mins

In today's world, there is a growing fear of offending others due to political correctness. Unfortunately, this fear has caused a shift in how we communicate and interact with others. We are so scared of being judged or hurting someone's feelings that we keep our thoughts and emotions bottled up inside. However, it's important to embrace diversity and be empathetic towards others. Here are 5 things to consider when expr...

October 24, 2023 57 mins

It's easy to feel like we need to fit in with the crowd or be like everyone else. But the truth is that true happiness can only come when we embrace our weirdness and be true to ourselves. It's time to break free from the mold and find the joy in being unique. Here are just five ways to find happiness in being different, using a little BACON. So, let’s grab a slice of life and start sizzling!


B - Be Confident in Yourse...

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