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 18, 2022 33 min

This is Part 2 of a fascinating two-part interview Linda did with James Staake, Owner and COO of Your American Flag Store. James experienced the full force attack of big tech cancel culture, all because he produced various patriotic, custom ordered flags. His social media ads were blocked, his email marketing was paused, his income was frozen, and the reputation of his company was at risk. Learn how he stood firm against the assaul...

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How would you react if your ability to reach current or future customers was blocked and your income was unavailable for use because your opinions did not align with a narrative promoted by those in power? This is Part 1 of a fascinating two-part interview Linda did with James Staake, Owner and COO of Your American Flag Store. James experienced the full force attack of big tech cancel culture, all because he produced various patrio...

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It may seem to you that the only thing constant in life is change. How can you adapt and thrive in the midst of change, upheaval, or adversity? In this inspirational episode, Linda interviews Terry Woodward, owner of Wax Works, Inc. Terry is a successful business owner, community activist, and philanthropist. He is also the visionary leader behind the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro, KY. Hear the story of how h...

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A signal can be defined as something that conveys a warning or spurs action, and noise may be defined as a sound or message that interferes with one’s hearing. With so many voices clamoring for attention, how can we sift through the noise to hear – and heed – the signal? How can we discern what is true? Once we gain knowledge to understand the signal, how can we wisely respond? To help make sense of all that is happening in our nat...

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Many people are surprised at the perceived swiftness of cultural shifts in our society affecting economic prosperity, national security, and the stability of families and communities. Freedoms we once took for granted hang in the balance. It may seem sudden, but change happens slowly until it happens all at once. Ideologies dominating the upheaval have been permeating our educational system for decades, and results are evident. How...

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As the immigration crisis continues, it is important to listen to the voices of immigrants who came here legally. Many have contributed greatly to our society and have worked hard to achieve their American Dream. Soraya Z. is a legal immigrant who is concerned about our open-border policies and the overwhelming surge of illegal immigrants. She lives near the border and shares with Linda her first-hand accounts of the negative effec...

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America is a beacon of freedom for the world. Strengthened by our diversity, we have welcomed millions who have immigrated in pursuit of their American Dream. However, there is a difference between legal and illegal immigration, and we are currently experiencing an immigration crisis unlike anything in history. Illegal immigrants are flooding our borders in record numbers and are often enjoying taxpayer funded housing, food, transp...

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Have you ever wondered if your engagement in local politics can make a positive impact? Linda’s guest, Steve Laffey, shares his remarkable story and provides a behind-the-scenes look at corruption in government and the importance of recruiting honest, responsible, servant leaders to be involved in politics. Steve’s story will shock you and will likely inspire you to call your local government leaders to find out how they are spendi...

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You’ve heard it said that all politics is local. Mainstream media tends to focus on national or state politics, but the real drivers of policy are everyday citizens who become involved at local levels. “We The People” are still in charge of our government. As citizens, it is our responsibility to protect our freedom, and we can – and should – do so with more than just our vote. If you are an employer, employee, parent, or student, ...

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Education creates leaders. We can educate leaders who defend tyranny, or we can educate leaders who protect freedom. Whether in the family, school, or workplace, education on basic economics and principles of freedom is essential to the preservation of liberty. Have you ever wondered if your educational efforts are worth your time and resources? Do you wonder if you are having a positive impact? This episode includes behind-the-sce...

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In the Land of Make-Believe money just appears, as if it grows on trees. The phrase “government funded” is often used to deceive people into thinking that government programs or services are free. Nothing is ever free, so who pays for government funded programs at local, state, or national levels? Which states are the most prosperous and why? What policies help or hinder the citizens they serve? How are current policies in your sta...

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One can hardly visit the grocery store without noticing empty shelves and missing products. Supply chain disruptions have impacted millions of people around the country, and we often find it difficult to purchase goods or services. What about the supply chain of freedom? The recent Truckers for Freedom Convoys in Canada, the United States, and around the world highlight the importance of the trucking industry to maintain our health...

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America is the land of liberty. Our freedom allows us the opportunity to choose elected officials and our system of government. How do we decide? What questions should we consider as we choose? Why are our freedoms being limited with each passing day? How can we protect our freedoms? There are many voices promoting various “isms” and fear of harm often lures citizens into trading liberty for what they believe will be safety and sec...

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America is the land of opportunity. The freedom to flourish may be under attack, but the American Dream is still alive and well in the hearts of citizens. Linda’s guest, Shane Henderson, exemplifies the determination, fortitude, and patriotism of many who want to work hard, provide for their families, and give back to their communities with generosity and service while building their own American Dream. Shane shares the remarkable ...

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Gesundheit! We are familiar with the word, but what does it have to do with all that is happening in America and around the world today? What is the relevance to business leaders, parents, or students? In this episode, Linda walks listeners through various stories and examples of freedom limiting government policies, media manipulation, and financial pressures imposed on citizens through programs and policies promoted as beneficial...

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How do we create opportunity and unleash potential for America’s young people? How can we help them thrive amidst societal change and prepare them for adulthood and the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society? What can you do to ensure a quality education is available for your children or future employees? In this episode, Linda interviews Margaret Daignaeu, Principal at Lake Country Classical Academy, a Charter School lo...

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The approach to education should never be one-size-fits-all. The school choice movement has grown tremendously since the start of the pandemic, and parents have discovered the wide variety of options available to customize learning to fit the needs of their child. Allowing funding to follow students, not systems, provides greater flexibility for students, teachers, and families, and increases opportunities for students to flourish ...

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 Monsters are often thought of as abnormal, fear-inducing creatures that are overly large, have a threatening presence, and cannot be easily tamed. The monstrosity of our federal government could be similarly described. Heavy handed unconstitutional mandates, burdensome regulations, bloated spending bills, and a disregard for equality under the law have brought fear and trepidation to many citizens. How can we tame the behemoth of ...

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This episode is Part 2 of a two-part interview in which Linda and her guest, Daniel Lennington, discuss several pivotal legal cases involving racial discrimination, public school curriculum transparency, parental rights, and employer health mandates. Daniel is a lawyer with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, and he provides valuable information for employers and employees who have questions or concerns regarding health ma...

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Equality is a hallmark of our society. Our Constitution provides for true equality for all American citizens, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and financial or health status. However, equal opportunity does not guarantee equal outcomes, and we help people the most when we provide opportunities for all to thrive, not just a select few. Many current government policies are not based on equal treatment under the law, a...

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