Bringing life changing perspective to motivated self-employed folks with families. So you can have a strong business and stronger family.
Hello, my name is Scott Weaver, host of the Arise2Live Podcast. I live on the very, very edge of Oregon’s Silicon Forest technology region. It’s beautiful and green here, good
schools, and the climate is quite agreeable except for some dreary rainy days (OK, a lot of rainy days). However, this place
is far from your ideal economic powerhouse and building a business here is, well, difficult. Many times I wanted to move
on for greener pastures, but for some reason my family always out voted me. This forced me to make one of the most difficult
decision in my life, choosing family and kids over career to live at the edge of the Forest.
I have worked in high tech, mainly as a R&D engineer designing computer chips at several international companies. Then the dot.com bust came and its aftermath: In 4 and half years, I had 2 desks and worked at 4 companies. That was too much for me. So, I went back to school full-time for two years to receive a real MBA. After that, I was CEO of an university tech spinout for a couple of years, then started my own consulting business 2011. I have also been President of a non-profit business incubator.
Inspite of living in an economically challenged area, my success is measured by still being married to a wonderful wife, own my house and cars, time to volunteer with start-ups, and send my kids to private college.
If I can make it, so can you.
A podcast is like a radio show, but only on the internet. It is easy to listen to podcasts and there are several ways to access and listen.
1) (general instructions) Launch your favorite web-browser and go to arise2live.com.
2) Below are buttons for each episode. Click on the one you are interested in.
3) Click on the sideways triangle (play) in the "Audio Player" box.
4) Adjust volume on your computer or click-hold-and-move the "ball" on the right side of the "Audio Player"
1) Most smart-phones have a built-in Podcast App.
2) Open Podcast App
3) Search for "Arise2Live". Some search icons look like a maginfing glass
4) Once found Subscribe to get automatic updates
1) (general instructions) Apple likes you to sign-up for iTunes and can be downloaded
2) Click on "Apple Podcast" button below to go to Arise2Live and follow instructions.
3) In iTunes, click on the Subscribe button.
Release date is 9/26
Dru Shockley founded boostbized.com in 2009 and he shares his passion of bringing business education to entrepreneurs.
Also shared is a practical example of crafting an email message and three elements that customers use to evaluate you
Boost Biz Ed Website (See events and archive)
Dru's company Web Design site
Staring a new venture or project?
Learn applicable real world lessons and insights from Scott's experience of stepping out to launch and run a podcast show.
Nancy is owner of Vaughn Farms that sells speciality Pears for gifts, Douglas Fir seeds for Chirstmas Trees, blackberries, and TRUFFLES!
Here is an article about their farm.
In this interview, Nancy Vaughn shares the art of planning for success by focus on how later in life she and her late husband, Ed, transitioned from working professional careers to a planting an orchard on a farm, a career shift they called “un-retirement”.
Some take-a-ways if you are starting a new venture or changing careers, or even doing a little moon-lighting
What's key to time management? Having enough personal energy to complete your tasks. In this podcast you'll discover how to create personal energy with techniques for the physical, mental, and spirit aspects of your life.
Knight Vision Security and a single-dad.
His non-profit can be found at Faith Hope and Charity
Frederick's wife succumbed to cancer in 2008, leaving him to raise three boys and run a business. Ten years later, he shares an inspirational interview of not only overcoming heartbreak and barriers with faith, but reaching the place to give back to his family, the community, and the next generation.
In times of trails, reach out for services and programs to help with the burden.
In times of overwhelming stress, just look at the next step and keep the faith to keep going.
Step through the open door
- Don't think about yourself.
- Find Inspiration from other people.
Doing what you need to do, focusing on what only you can do.
Follow the positive examples of those who came before us.
Business Enterprise Center (Corvallis, Oregon)
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
Story of Jonah found in the Bible: Book of Jonah.
"The Matrix" Movie (1999)
My daughter operated the sound equipment and speaks a couple of times.
Recorded at the Business Enterprise Center in Corvallis, Oregon. You can hear a train in the background.
Download the example WBS Spreadsheet
Has chores and tasks taken control of your life and business? Does the "taskmaster" have you trapped in the tyranny of the urgent? Learn how to slay the taskmaster by managing time by managing priorities. Three approaches that allow you to gain control and stay on top are talked about in this practical episode. Focus on your mission and purpose
Brett can be reached By Email
Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Spinning on the time management tread mill? First be the time keeper that controls the game.
The host, Scott Weaver, shares his insight why controlling your time like a time keeper leads to successfull time management. It addresses a common issue that he's seen in people and has personally experienced: before time management methods work, you need to have high level control over your time and priorities. This control comes from being a time keeper for your priorities and your game.
So many of us are way over committed on tasks and helping too many people at once and this leads to high stress levels. Under these cases, time management is about being more efficient while playing a soccer game without time boundaries--you run on and on, only faster. Once you can control the time boundaries (i.e. a time keeper), you can excel at your game.
This podcast has three take-a-ways to control you time and schedule:
#1 Realize you are the time keeper for your game
#2 A timekeeper uses tools
#3 Steward your time wisely
time.gov by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock
'Your Brain Has 2 Clocks - How do you sense the passing of time?' Scientific America
'New Clues to How the Brain Maps Time' Quanta Magazine
Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt
Quote by Apostle Paul found in Ephesians 5:15, 16a
Interview with Peter Burke, PhD covering three key competencies that business owners need to have in order to succeed in
business. He provides thoughtful insights from decades of experience in high-tech product development and small business
General Overview: Find the Right Direction, Balance Conflicting business needs, and Create a Good Team Environment
Finding your business direction with curiosity, ideas, and by asking three key questions
Curiosity is a strong emotion, seek out new things Curiosity leads to ideas for customers Ideas are developed for your customers
Does self-interest really govern in our business world? If so, can we understand and manage it?
The host Scott Weaver shares his expereince, how the role self-interest plays in today's business climate, and some tips on creating win-win situations.
Self-Interest in Business
Adrienne Fritze can be found at
Hotline Links (only a few of them)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
You can have self expression through your business.
Bootstrapping is good when you are surviving.
Inspiration of her grandfather starting a museum.
Choose to be coachable to get what you want in life.
Life is worth living.
Create an environment of Love.
Two basic choices when coming out of difficult situations
1) be yourself or be someone else to survive
2) Love life
The host, Scott Weaver, links the ‘learning’ mindset to success in business and relationships.
Five learning perspectives are shared to bring the power of continual learning to grow in life.
5 Learning Perspectives:
D. Scott Smith can be found at
(yes, it really is .co)
Take things in measure
Outside perspective is needed
Self-awareness of your personality propensity
Work-family transition when working at home
Sorting out the voices after listening before taking action
Take the time for your brain to process information
Are people coming to you with all their problems? Is it frustrating? Scott Weaver shares why you are a Problem Solver, why
you should embrace it, and a little of his journey from task master to solution focused business owner.
The 5 Points:
Interview with Byron Reed, business founder and technology philanthropist.
Byron Reed was the founder of Jefferson IT, serving the health care industry in Medford, Oregon. After 10 plus years, he sold his interest to join Ethos360, a faith-based organization, where he will be helping behind the scenes in IT management.
Byron Reed can be reached at:
We must awake and make the day
To find a song for heart and soul