Prosperity 101 Podcast hosted by Linda J Hansen

Prosperity 101 Podcast hosted by Linda J Hansen

As a business owner, do you ever wish your employees understood the economic challenges you face as a job provider? Do you see them pulled towards public policies that will negatively impact your business and their jobs? Through interviews with nationally known thought leaders, policy experts, and small business owners across the country, listeners are encouraged, empowered, and equipped to educate employees on the economic realities of job creation and the benefits and responsibilities of living in a free society. This can lead to increased employee loyalty, engagement, and retention, and to an increase in civic awareness. The podcast series is created and hosted by Linda J. Hansen, an experienced political and business strategist, consultant, coach, author, and speaker. Connecting Boardroom to Breakroom™ and Policy to Paychecks™, the podcast and all Prosperity 101™ materials are designed for business leaders who care about prosperity for their employees, their business, and our country. You will learn something new from each exciting guest and you will be motivated to speak up for the principles that make our nation prosperous. Subscribe today!

Episodes

May 2, 2021 52 min

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This phrase, quoted from our Declaration of Independence, refers to mankind (men and women), and to rights that shall be protected and never infringed upon by government. Current culture and many elected officials often prom...

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Do you feel like elected officials ignore your needs and only listen to violent activists or media pundits? Are you concerned about our cancel culture and the many unconstitutional laws, mandates, and executive orders that impact your daily life? If so, listen to Linda’s interview with JR Penry from National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing tools for constituent voices to be heard. T...

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Freedom loving people around the globe have watched in horror as our nation’s founding principles have come under attack. They realize many young people were never taught basic principles of US history and Constitutional freedoms. What can we do to solve this problem? Education is key to preserving liberty, and we must be creative in our approach. Enter the Tuttle Twins, books created by Linda’s guest, Connor Boyack. The Tuttle Twi...

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How often do you use your cell phone, computer, or vehicle? Do you expect a hospital to have necessary medical equipment, lights to flip on with a switch, or clean water to flow from your faucet? What do all these have in common? Rare Earth Minerals. Most people are unaware of how much our everyday lives are dependent on these essential elements. America has a domestic supply, yet we are dependent on other (often hostile) nations t...

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Leave it to government to turn economic logic upside down. Do we want welfare to work or work to welfare?  Do we want people incentivized to work and flourish, or incentivized to depend on government, with imposed economic limitations? Big government policies and media pundits are pushing many towards the latter, which jeopardizes freedom and prosperity for all Americans. Despite enticing talking points, it is never compassionate t...

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Have you ever been afraid to stand up for your Constitutional rights? Do you hesitate to speak up in defense of liberty? America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Many patriots have sacrificially fought to protect our freedoms on the battlefields of war, giving us examples of courage. Now our rights are threatened on a different type of battlefield and we need a new type of courage from patriotic citizens who belie...

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What type of political, social, economic, or environmental climate would you like to see for the future of America? Personal liberty is best advanced and protected through limited government, free enterprise policies that allow individuals and businesses to prosper. How can free market solutions be applied to solve challenging social and economic problems? In this episode, Linda interviews James Taylor, President of Heartland Insti...

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Creating good relationships between employers and employees is essential to productivity and success. Who should decide how those relationships are managed? Should workers be forced to join unions, even if they do not want to do so? Should they be forced to pay union dues, even if they do not join? What about the freelance worker? Should they pay dues? Right to Work laws have expanded freedom for workers to choose whether or not th...

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Daily news reports bring seemingly endless and unprecedented changes to our culture and way of life. Freedoms are being stripped away by the stroke of a pen, and by many politicians who care more about power, control, and money than the well-being of the American citizens they are elected to represent. The crisis at the border, deficit spending, COVID mandates, employer to employee relations, school closings, and more are all affec...

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You cannot judge a book by its cover, and you cannot judge the intent of legislation just by the title of the bill. Many legislative proposals sound good, only to hold policy ideas that could limit Constitutional rights or devastate our economy. In this episode, Linda interviews well-known author and news commentator, John Fund, to take a deeper look into details of the “For the People Act,” which would totally transform our electi...

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Food, Fiber, and Fuel. They are essential to life. Have you ever thought about their sources and whether what you buy is Made in America or imported? The sources for America’s food, fiber, and fuel have an incredible impact on our national security, economy, food safety, and availability of necessary goods. The agricultural industry is highly competitive, strictly regulated, and largely impacted by tax, trade, and regulatory polici...

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Are you frustrated with government policies? Do you feel like elected officials ignore your needs? Do you wish they would listen to you and not just to violent activists or media pundits? Do you ever feel helpless to bring about positive change? If so, then be sure to listen as Linda interviews JR Penry from National Write Your Congressman (NWYC), a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing tools for constituent voices to be...

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We’ve all seen those mysterious men and women in dark suits and sunglasses, speaking into lapel pins or cufflinks as their eyes scan purposefully around the room. We have also seen courageous firefighters and authoritative security guards risking their lives during natural disasters or in areas of unrest. Did you know that not all of these brave individuals are government employees? There are many private companies providing these ...

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Have you ever been in a sink-or-swim situation? That is what Nicole Wolter faced as she, a minority woman with little to no manufacturing experience, took over leadership at her family’s business, HM Manufacturing. Learning from the ground up, she has led the company from near bankruptcy to amazing growth and profitability. She is now a respected leader in the manufacturing industry, and generously gives back to her employees and c...

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A number. Not a name. Destined for death in a concentration camp. Who was #85454, and how does his life impact yours today? Every day is Holocaust Memorial Day to those who were fortunate enough to survive, and in this episode Linda interviews Jonny Daniels, Founder of From the Depths, an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, serving survivors and their families, and educating young people with truth abo...

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Energy. Jobs. Environment. These are important areas of focus for every citizen and elected official, yet how we choose to address them varies. Amidst media noise and ping-pong policies from politicians, it can be easy to lose sight of facts. Listen as Linda interviews Tom Pyle, President of Institute for Energy Research and American Energy Alliance, to learn some behind-the-scenes facts regarding pipelines, treaties, and more. Don...

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In our age of readily available information, it may be easy to assume people gain critical thinking skills, wisdom, and self-discipline through simply ingesting voluminous amounts of information.  However, as current culture indicates, there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom, and from acting or reacting. How do we educate young people to think critically, judge wisely, and be self-disciplined, responsible members of a fr...

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In the age of cancel-culture, you may feel like millions of Americans who are looking around in dismay as it seems wrong has become right, up is now down, and words that were perfectly fine a short time ago have now become points of division.  How did we get here? Contrary to some media reports, this has not been caused by one single politician or elected official.  The cause is much deeper. In this episode, Linda shares from a sma...

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Freedom! How do we protect it?  In this episode, well-known broadcast journalist, author, and syndicated radio show host, Hugh Hewitt, discusses with Linda the importance of the Electoral College, the role of the United States Senate, and other constitutional safeguards to our liberty.  As a respected lawyer and Constitutional Law professor, he brings to life the founder’s intent as they set forth to create a plan for government th...

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To celebrate the first year of the podcast series, Linda highlights an episode that was a listener favorite. The interview with US Paralympian, Joe Delagrave, inspires us all to face our own challenges and opportunities with renewed hope, wisdom, and grace. As health challenges, isolation, grief, civil unrest, pandemic politics, business lockdowns, and economic losses dominated 2020, how can we pivot and prosper in 2021 by turning ...

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