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Author: Kyle McMurray

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Living the Freedom life is a short, 5 minute podcast designed to help you live to your potential. Published every Thursday and hosted by Kyle McMurray, a certified expert coach and author.

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Redemption

Redemption

2021-05-1307:41

Did you ever see the bottom of an old glass bottle or can? You could get yourself a shiny nickel if you turned it back in. To a 5 year old, that’s like free money! And that is a great example of redeeming something. You turn in something that is used and you get something in return that has value! Redemption is an important concept to understand as a follower of Christ, but if we only look at it through “Coke Bottle lenses”, we may be setting ourselves up for a great disappointment if we are not careful. You are listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast and today we are talking about Redemption.
Love Struck

Love Struck

2021-05-0607:47

Today is an extremely special day in the McMurray household. There will be consequences for me later, but I just can’t help myself. I have a story to tell. It is a foundational part of my personal Freedom Journey and I want to share it with you today. It has a lot to do with this song. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life Podcast and this is Ep 95, Love Struck.
Half What?

Half What?

2021-04-2906:44

Our perspective on things and the world around us is crucial. The way we see things sets the stage on how we make choices. Our choices are what assist in what we call “Life navigation”. Our choices steer us in one direction or another. So, whether we see the glass as half full or half empty is a pretty big deal. You would think. Well, I’ve never been accused as being normal. So, let me challenge you to look at this a little differently today. And it might change the way you see your day to day life. Because that is what we are about. You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast, and today we are talking about the Glass being Half What.
Love and Fear

Love and Fear

2021-04-2207:35

Even if you’ve never cracked open a Bible in your life, you’ve probably heard the scripture in 1 John 4 that tells us “God is Love”. Well, to put it bluntly, we’ve lost sight of that. We have forgotten it. We’ve watered this section of scripture down so much, that it has become dangerous, spiritual malnutrition, to the point that we may not know what Love is. Our view of what Love is has become so delicate and conditional. Love is meant to be powerful, robust, strong and a powerful transforming force. I don’t believe most people get to experience that. They wind up truly identifying with this song. We are so desperate to experience this, we may be confusing it with something else. Something much different. Something drastically opposite of what it really is and meant to be. Fear. When I say it like that, it seems outlandish. Well, maybe not. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast and this is episode number 93. Today we're talkin about Love and Fear.
The Growth Battle

The Growth Battle

2021-04-1508:21

We are creatures of habit. I know that you know this and probably have quite a few examples of this truth in your life. Some, you would even be willing to admit. Habit is one of the enemies of Growth. I want to share with you today a topic that we commonly face at Kyle McMurray Coaching, and that is the unspoken, outwardly silent but inwardly violent battle for your Growth. I’ve recently fought this battle and I want to share it with you. Sometimes that's the best coaching, just sharing my story. You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life Podcast, and today we are talking about The Growth Battle.
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

2021-04-0808:35

The week after Easter. Yes, I am grateful for His resurrection and I’m convinced that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in history. That being said, I’m a “Rubber Meets the Road” type of guy, where “The proof is in the puddin” as my Grandad would say. This week I would like to talk about, well for 40 days after Jesus walked out of the tomb, He spent it with the Disciples. By sticking fingers in His wounds, walking through walls, and assuring some pretty amazed faces that He was indeed, alive. Along with that, were some residual facts. Like conquering death, overcoming the enemy, Healing, and now…”What’s Next?” This week, like every week, I would like to talk about the answer to that question. “What’s Next? You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, this is episode 91 What’s Next
No Foolin

No Foolin

2021-04-0105:43

Happy Calendar Day! Oh, you know today is usually called April Fool’s Day...on April 1st. But are you aware of how this day of expected trickery began? It’s really all about the calendar. We’ll talk about it in just a moment. You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast. Ep 90………..No Foolin’
Pebble in My Shoe

Pebble in My Shoe

2021-03-2506:49

Have you ever had a pebble in your shoe? You know, like a small rock or something hard inside your shoe? It can be really annoying rolling around in there. I mean, you can push through it. You know, mind over matter and all that. But don’t worry, it will still be there later to surprise you. Who wants to take the time, who HAS the time to take off their shoe and take care of a pebble inside? There are times that I’m convinced, I don’t. So, on I go. Walking through my day, with this small rock in my shoe. Jabbing my foot every time I step. Hmmmm. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, Ep 89 “Pebble in My Shoe”.
The Sabbath

The Sabbath

2021-03-1809:56

I was setting up a new calendar for our Coaching Practice and with all of the options, it asked me if I wanted the first day of the week to be on a Sunday, or Monday. At first I didn’t think much about it, I’ve just always chosen Sunday. Because of the old calendars that always hung on the wall. But then, as you know me, I started asking questions. . . You're listening to Living the Freedom Life Ep 88 and today we are talking about The Sabbath.
Einstein

Einstein

2021-03-1108:00

Episode 87
Are You Good Enough

Are You Good Enough

2021-03-0409:27

Okay, before we get started with today's episode I want to teach you a little something that's very important to me in my coaching practice. Point your head, right at your temple. And repeat after me. “This is my thinker. And my thinker is not my knower.” Now, point at your heart and repeat after me. “This is my knower. And my knower is not my thinker.” I know it seems elementary but stay with me. Point back to your head, “My thinker tries to be my knower. But my thinker is only my thinker. It’s not my knower.” Now point to your heart, or your knower, “My knower doesn’t really need my thinker to know. Even when my thinker wants to be right, I still know.” Now, that little exercise my friends, will come in handy later. It’s okay, You can rewind so your thinker can catch up. On today's topic, Do you ever feel like you're just not good enough? That life requires more than you have. In many areas of my life, I mean, this is real. I feel like I don't have what it takes, often. Most of the time. There have been books written about this, and there's definitely a lot of podcasts on this topic. But lately I've been thinking about this differently. Because not only am I a Certified Life Coach, I am also a client. There are a lot of days where I feel that I don’t measure up. You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life podcast # 86 and today we're asking the question, are you good enough.
An Open Hand

An Open Hand

2021-02-2508:45

I’m a starter. Those of you that know me well, already know that. In my life I have been fortunate enough to have an 50k foot view on some really cool projects. But that also has a dark side to it. You see, I’m a starter. I get excited about things and I sometimes see a vision clearly. I find it easy to communicate that vision. I’m a communicator and some things just come natural to me. They fall into place easily and that’s exciting, it’s invigorating and some say that I’m a little too intense when those things are working in me. But what happens when the dust settles? What happens after I follow what is said in Hab 2:2 when the vision is written down and explained and communicated? What then? What happens after it’s started? How do you get past that? I want to share with you a struggle I’ve had for years, and the answer is quite simple. Welcome to Living the Freedom Life This is Episode 85 and today we’ll talk about the solution of walking with an Open Hand.
Have you ever reached a point where you've told yourself “Something's Gotta Change”? With everything going on nowadays, it may be a more common statement than I realized. There's a lot of tension in our society right now. Including the weather, power outages, food shortages, boiling restrictions on water, Patience wears thin. Intolerance is at an all-time high with our society. Everywhere you look, there is a flavor of division, it’s everywhere. Unity seems like a pipe dream. We are a divided nation and it’s much more than politics. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, ep 84 and today’s title is “Something’s Gotta Change”.
I don’t like to fail. I’m sure you don’t either. But I have and I do fail. A lot. It’s difficult for me to keep moving, to keep trying after I realize that I have failed. Sometimes, I refuse to see it when it's right in front of me. The most dangerous part about this is that most times when we fail, we face it alone. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, ep 83 and today we are talking about Embracing Failure Alone.
Going Through Hell

Going Through Hell

2021-02-0408:13

One of the main keys to success is to keep going when you start. I’m sure that you’ve heard the old adage, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” Let me explain a few things today that’s helped a lot of people. This has EVERYTHING to do with Living the Freedom Life and I want to share it with you. This is Episode 82 named after those infamous words of Winston Churchill, We are talking about “Going Through Hell” today.
When it comes to New Year Resolutions, by now, there are only four options. Either you are well on your way to accomplishing the task you set out, or they’ve flopped, or you didn’t make any, or, the fourth option is that you just need some encouragement to keep going. This is episode # 81 and you're listening to Living the Freedom Life.
The Art of Marinating

The Art of Marinating

2021-01-2106:52

I want to ask you a rhetorical question. How many times have you been talking to someone, they ask “How have you been?”, and your answer goes something like this... “Oh man, I’ve been really busy.” Or “Yeah, I just don’t have time for much anymore, between work and family.” You're listening to Living the Freedom Life Ep 80 and today we are talking about being The Art of Marinating.
Rejection

Rejection

2021-01-1407:28

As we dive into today’s topic... It’s one that I face quite often and I’m sure you do too. Even with our Coaching clients, we find that this is a huge driver to many things we do in our lives. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, this is episode 79 and today we are talking about Rejection.
How many of you have made it this far? You know, with your New Year Resolutions. Are you still holding down the fort, even though the enemy is circling? Why are resolutions so hard? I know, resolutions are usually things, that I know that I should be doing, but aren’t. You're listening to Living the Freedom Life, this is ep78 Resolution, Schmed-jo-lution.
Look, there hasn’t been much gone untouched by 2020. This year has been a doozy. I’ve seen everything from making sure that everyone eats Black Eyed Peas for the New Year to Opening your Back Door just before midnight to “Let out” everything about 2020 and open your front door to let the newness of 2021 in. There is a lot that needs to change about 2021. But this time of year sparks that kind of thing, now doesn’t it? You’re listening to Living the Freedom Life ep 77 and today we are asking What Do You Want to Change?
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