By Dr. Michael Brown
Three WordsJan 18, 2021
#160 | Celebrate Others Often w/ Steve Rieske
This Memorial Day, we are reminded that we don’t need to wait for a national holiday to highlight the peace, protection, and purpose that others bring to our lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and clinical counselor Steve Rieske diagnose our tendency to celebrate others only occasionally and offer their insights for creating a lifestyle of affirmation and encouragement.
#159 | Rethink Your Religion w/ Casey Greenawalt
Religion is not so much about what we resolve or reject but about what we allow ourselves to review, re-examine, or reconsider. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and former pastor Casey Greenawalt encourage us to open our minds to new – or even old – possibilities.
#158 | People Aren't Interruptions w/ Dan Costello
It is tempting to believe the lie that busyness is best and our to-do list is paramount. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and automotive executive Dan Costello remind us what matters most and inspire us to turn our attention to others.
#157 | Try Something New w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz
Although seasons pass and years change, many of us are perpetually bored by our day-to-day lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz inspire us to demonstrate the courage to keep things fresh until we breathe our last breath.
#156 | Break The Rules w/ Mike Williams
Sometimes living an extraordinary life requires us to make choices that aren’t quite normal. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and saxophonist Mike Williams discuss creativity, career changes, and walking the line between faith and wisdom.
#155 | Sometimes Shop Local w/ Ben Vollmar
#154 | Don't Rush Goodbyes w/ Bianca Hicks
Whether slipping out of a wedding reception unnoticed because the newlyweds are “too busy” or leaving for work with just a minute to spare, our pace in life often causes us to miss out on meaningful connection. This week, Dr. Justin Brown and higher education administrator Bianca Hicks reflect on professional transitions, encounters with strangers, and end-of-life conversations.
#153 | Learn Their Story w/ David Denison
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#152 Embrace Your Season w/ Kathy Wilhelm
As this winter comes to a close, we are reminded that every season is a new opportunity to become fully alive. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by business owner and grandmother Kathy Wilhelm as they explore an essential framework for living life well.
#151 | Find Another Doctor w/ Russell Catania
One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves in each area of life is, “Is this working?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and future physician Russell Catania explore the essential ingredients of a fantastic doctor-patient relationship.
#150 | Who Am I? w/ Paul McDonald
There is a reason we are called human beings rather than human doings. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and former NFL player and cofounder of GameChange Paul McDonald offer their perspectives on robust rhythms of self-exploration.
#149 | Blessing In Disguise w/ Alfonso Mack
Every great thing in life is on the other side of hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and BGSU football chaplain Alfonso Mack remind us that the greatest gifts are often hidden from sight.
#148 | Write A Book w/ Amy Seiffert
We have so much in our hearts and minds to offer the world, if only we will take a leap of faith by putting pen to paper. This week, aspiring author Dr. Michael Brown sits with writing coach Amy Seiffert for a helpful dialogue about legacy, proactivity, and the willingness to lean into imperfection.
#147 | Doubt Is Okay w/ Steve Rieske
It is better to ask hard questions than to leave them unanswered… or answered incorrectly. This week, counselor and pastor Steve Rieske shares with Dr. Michael Brown a surprising perspective that could help each of us to become more fully alive.
#146 | Trust The Process w/ Barb Roose
There is so much that we do not know and so much that we cannot see. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by author and speaker Barb Roose in a conversation about having hope in the midst of dark, dull, and difficult days.
#145 | Reduce Screen Time w/ Dr. Justin Brown
If we’ve learned anything through the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that a screen can never replace a face. This week, Logan Brown and Dr. Justin Brown offer their tips for being fully present in the presence of people.
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#144 | Start A Business w/ Ben Vollmar
Every human being has immeasurable value, so we each have the power to create something that brings value to others as well. This week, Ben Vollmar, founder of Flatlands Coffee, joins Dr. Michael Brown, founder of DMB Coaching, in a conversation about finances, flexibility, and having faith in ourselves and others.
#143 | Date Your Spouse w/ Russell Cantania
Why do we so often allow the temporary to dictate our relationship with the permanent? This week, newlywed Russell Catania and thirty-years-wed Dr. Michael Brown offer their tips for developing and maintaining intimacy.
#142 | Practice A Sabbath w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz
Is it possible that an ancient religious law could be the key to greater peace, purpose, and even productivity? This week, Amy Seiffert and Dr. Tyler Schwanz testify to the transformative power of taking an entire day off every single week.
#141 | Write 'Em Up w/ Dr. Justin Brown
What if submitting a formal report was not an act of cowardice but of courage, not an act of retaliation but of reconciliation? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown encourage us to lean into difficult conversations and offer an alternative for when we fail to speak up.
140 | Believe In Miracles w/ Jaedyn McKinstry
Something powerful happens when we hold tightly to hope even while the odds seem stacked against us. This week, childhood cancer survivor and Division 1 athlete Jaedyn McKinstry joins Dr. Michael Brown in a poignant conversation about faith, healing, and persevering through difficult circumstances.
#139 | Eliminate The Distractions w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer
The average American checks their phone over 300 times per day – more often than every 5 minutes! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Shawn Cramer empathize with our addiction to distraction and describe the pathway to a life of focus and purpose.
#138 | Build Your Confidence w/ Logan Brown
We may not be able to accomplish everything we set our minds to do, but who is to say we can’t live as if we will? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Three Words producer Logan Brown challenge us to believe in ourselves and to say “Yes!” to all that life has to offer.
#137 | Love The Earth w/ Martha Chandran-Dickerson
Environmental justice is about so much more than pandas and pollution. This week, Martha Chandran-Dickerson joins Dr. Michael Brown as she broadens our vision and deepens our understanding of the connection between daily decisions, climate change, and vulnerable communities.
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#136 | Give Better Feedback w/ Dan Costello
One of the greatest gifts we can give to others is well-intentioned constructive feedback. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello instruct us on how to improve our communication skills where we live, work, and play.
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#135 | Know Your Strengths w/ Casey Greenawalt
One of the most important things about us is what comes to mind when we think about ourselves. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and strength assessment fanatic Casey Greenawalt outline the many benefits of getting to know the person in the mirror.
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#134 | Creativity Takes Courage w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer
There is something deep within every human being that compels us to create, but so few of us actually fulfill this desire. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and innovation lab leader Dr. Shawn Cramer identify the barriers to imaginative expression and introduce the practices required to overcome them.
#133 | Compassion Changes Everything w/ Amy Seiffert
How do we respond to the fear and frustration at the intersection of the personal and political? Prompted by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert share how a commitment to compassion in the face of complexity can deepen our connection to others.
#132 | Take A Walk w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz
There is not a single area of life that is not improved by regular physical activity. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore the many benefits of doing the very thing our bodies were made to do.
#131 | Honor Your Commitments w/ Dan Costello
Each and every one of us have made a promise that we couldn't keep. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello offer their insights on how to do what we say we will do and how to honorably call it quits.
#130 | Fear Repels Love w/ Steve Rieske
Whether it is with our romantic partner, family member, or friend… many of our relationships are struggling. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and counselor Steve Rieske explore the primary cause of conflict we experience with the people we love most.
#129 | This Will Pass w/ Danijela Tomic
As thousands of people have died and millions have fled as refugees from the war in Ukraine, these are dark and sobering days. But there is a light at the end of each tunnel and peace around the corner of each battle. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Danijela Tomic as she reflects on her experiences living through war and offers words of hope and perspective as we navigate difficult times.
#128 | Train Your Emotions w/ Dr. Justin Brown
Two of the greatest barriers to our success and well-being are depression and lack of motivation. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family physician Dr. Justin Brown introduce a mental health treatment through a life coaching lens.
#127 | Say It Now w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz
What would you tell that person today if you knew that there was no tomorrow? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore every angle of Michael’s famous 24 Hour Rule.
#126 | The Selfish Advantage w/ Sammy Adebiyi
Is it possible that our self-centered tendencies may actually serve a greater purpose? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, introduce a powerful paradox that could transform our relationships.
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#125 | Push Your Limits w/ Ricky May
We are capable of so much more than we could ever imagine, and our limits are much further away than we think. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and online health coach Ricky May share their thoughts on hard work and the effort required to achieve our full potential.
#124 | Accept The Mystery w/ Russell Catania
There are equal parts fear and joy in that which we do not know. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss the role of certainty, control, and choices in navigating our complex world.
#123 | Everyone Is Equal w/ Barb Roose
There is such tension surrounding conversations of equality because they often lead to uncomfortable questions with apparent but uncomfortable answers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Barb Roose help us make the essential connection between what we value and how we live.
#122 | Stop Weighing Yourself w/ Dr. Justin Brown
When it comes to our health, success is measured by so much more than our weight. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family physician Dr. Justin Brown explore the negative effects of focusing on the scale and offer countless recommendations to improve our physical well-being.
#121 | Chaos And Friendships w/ Sammy Adebiyi
Life is hard, but it becomes a lot easier when we struggle alongside others. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, encourage us to pursue our deepest desire for human connection even (and especially) when times are tough.
#120 | Figure It Out w/ DeAnte Shivers
It can be really challenging to move on when we’ve experienced pain, loss, and difficulty in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and small business owner DeAnte Shivers explore how to live with perseverance even in the midst of grief.
#119 | Compliment Your Critic w/ Nick Gillispie
Something powerful happens when we respond to opposition with a posture of humility and grace. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie examine a countercultural practice that can help us grow into the best version of ourselves.
#118 | Your Story Matters w/ Martha Chandran-Dickerson
The immeasurable value of each human being is made clearer when we share our personal narratives and elevate the stories of others. This week, Amy Seiffert and Martha Chandran-Dickerson have an honest and nuanced conversation about history, empathy, and healing.
#117 | Make Less Money w/ Dr. Justin Brown
What would it look like if every time we were offered a job, we posed the question, “Are you willing to pay me less?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown consider the surprising benefits of a lower income.
#116 | You Are Enough w/ Jenna Greenawalt
Each and every one of us is of greater value than we can possibly imagine. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and the newest DMB coach Jenna Greenawalt offer countless reminders of just how much we are worth.
#115 | Stop Chasing Happiness w/ Steve Rieske
Positive feelings and emotions are nice, but they shouldn’t be our greatest goal in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and counselor Steve Rieske count the cost of a life devoted to pursuing the wrong thing.
#114 | Be A Hero w/ Anthony King
We are a culture obsessed with heroes, so it is all the more devastating that heroes are so hard to find. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and activist Anthony King reflect on the shared characteristics of the world’s most courageous individuals.
#113 | Stop Making Resolutions w/ Trey Diggs
We’ve made it to the end of another year, so it’s finally that time again to make a commitment that we don’t intend to keep. Wait… what? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and aspiring NBA player Trey Diggs give us a glimpse of their final life coaching session of 2021.
#112 | Live With Intention w/ Dan Costello
Life is far too short to live on accident. This week, corporate executive Dan Costello shares his insights about Dr. Michael Brown’s favorite word.
#111 | Quitting Is Okay w/ Ben Vollmar
Not every movie is worth finishing, and not everything we start is worth continuing. This week, college dropout turned entrepreneur Ben Vollmar joins Dr. Michael Brown in a conversation about values, commitments, and mindset.
#110 | Worrying Solves Nothing w/ Barb Roose
The scenarios that our minds play on repeat are not nearly as helpful as we may think. This week, Amy Seiffert and Barb Roose empathize with our anxieties and offer the encouragement that peace is possible.
#109 | Break The Routine w/ Casey Greenawalt
Mondays don’t have to be mundane. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt revisit a frequent Three Words topic with fresh eyes.
#108 | Fitness Isn't Everything w/ Carter Good
The physical dimension is not the only dimension of life, nor is it even the most important. During this week’s final stop of Three Words On The Road, life coach Dr. Michael Brown and lifestyle coach Carter Good put food and fitness in their rightful place while offering dozens of helpful tips along the way.
#107 | Live Your Legacy w/ Colin Nguyen
With each and every choice, we are writing the next chapter of our life story. In this week’s episode of Three Words On The Road, Dr. Michael Brown sits with The Colin Group founder Colin Nguyen as they consider their personal legacies.
#106 | Build Your Life w/ Brek Goin
In order to become the best versions of ourselves, we must construct a solid foundation and then actually do the work. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Hammr CEO Brek Goin outline the many tools required to live a life of purpose and meaning.
#105 | Master Your Craft w/ Leo Carrillo III
Our effort and energy at work is directly related to our well-being wherever we live and play. This week, Dr. Michael Brown stops in San Diego to chat with Hair Craft Co. CEO Leo Carrillo III about the connection between our personal and professional lives. Use the code threewords20 at haircraftco.com for 20% off your purchase.
#104 | Take A Roadtrip w/ Chuck Salem
Over the next five weeks, Dr. Michael Brown will travel the country to introduce us to new faces, places, and stories. In the aptly named first episode of Three Words On The Road, Unique Venues CEO Chuck Salem gives us a glimpse of his personal and professional journey.
Episode 103 | Feed Your Soul
We are quite familiar with how to feed our bodies. But what does it look like to also – and perhaps even more importantly – feed our souls? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and spiritual leader Steve Rieske introduce a powerful analogy that offers insights into how we can become truly satisfied in life.
Episode 102 | See The Good
We often focus more on what we are against than on what we are for. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello encourage us to see the good in a world that tends to emphasize the bad.
Episode 101 | Make Dreams Happen
A dream is a wish your heart makes… or is it? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and aspiring cardiologist Russell Catania reimagine the cliché phrases that hold us back and suggest adopting a new inspirational quote.
Episode 100 | Live With Less
What does it look like to live against the grain in a world that is focused on collecting more, more, and more? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and recovering people-pleaser Amy Seiffert discuss how reducing the clutter in our lives and hearts allows us to make room for whatever is most important.
Episode 099 | Don't Die Wondering
The end of life is characterized by so many emotions, but perhaps the most devastating of these is regret. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt continue their ongoing conversation about becoming the best versions of themselves by considering how the reality of death should affect our lives.
Episode 098 | Cheer For Others
At one time or another, all of us struggle to believe that we have what it takes. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz reflect on moments when they have felt most encouraged and consider the individuals who have made the greatest impact on their journeys.
Episode 097 | Value Your Time
There is nothing more valuable than our time. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar reflect on the brevity of life and the magnitude of each and every moment.
Episode 096 | Controlling Isn’t Caring
Episode 095 | Start A Journal
Emotions and devotions, prayers and gratitude, food and fitness… the possibilities are endless! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and business executive Dan Costello contemplate their shared conviction that keeping a journal is for everyone.
Episode 094 | Show Up Uninvited
Friendship requires intentionality, and sometimes intentionality can feel awkward. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and his daughter Lauren Thompson suggest a countercultural method to developing community and deepening connection.
Episode 093 | Nobody Notices Normal
By definition, most of us will live average lives… but it doesn’t have to be that way. This week, Dr. Michael Brown contemplates how he would look with a ‘man bun’ as Dr. Tyler Schwanz inspires us all to live exceptional and extraordinary lives.
Episode 092 | Make The Time
One hundred sixty-eight hours is a lot of time. And every single week of our lives, we have the power to choose how that time will be spent. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt reflect on a choice we can all make to ensure we accomplish our most important goals.
Episode 091 | Don't Overthink It
Although in varying degrees and in different dimensions, most of us are overthinkers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and first-time guest Jake Thompson encourage us to stop wondering about the past and worrying about the future.
Episode 090 | Be A Thermostat
Our workplace, household, and organizational cultures don’t exist in a vacuum, but they are created. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania explore what it looks like to be leaders who positively impact the environments around us.
Episode 089 | Slow It Down
Faster isn’t always better, and in fact, we are often at our best when we are at our slowest. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Greg Dickerson remind us that our pace is our choice and explore how slowness can actually give us more time.
Episode 088 | Find Common Ground
There is polarization everywhere we look, and it’s hard to see a way out and a way forward. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert wrestle with the practice that could heal our relationships and save our world.
Episode 087 | Q and A
The mission of Three Words Podcast is to help our viewers and listeners become the very best versions of themselves. In this special edition episode, Dr. Michael Brown joins his son Logan Brown to answer your questions about intentionality, identity, and intimacy.
Episode 086 | Accept The Consequences
Feeling tired lately? Crippled by debt? Did you fail yet another test? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie reiterate the power of our choices when we find ourselves stuck, stale, or struggling.
Episode 085 | Keep It Simple
Life is not nearly as complex as we make it out to be. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania rediscover the theme of this podcast: bite-sized choices.
Episode 084 | Address Your Addiction
Life may be all about choices, but that doesn’t mean that circumstances only play a minor role. In this week’s sequel to their conversation Resist The Temptation, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown discuss a devastating disease and offer hope for healing.
Episode 082 | Listen To Understand
In order to be fully loved, we must be fully known. But in order to be fully known, we must first be understood. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello discuss the key to knowing and loving others well.
Episode 082 | Struggle Is Normal
Let’s be honest – life is hard. It’s always been hard, and it will always be hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert share their approach to navigating the day-to-day difficulties of life.
Episode 081 | You're Gonna Die
We all know we’re going to die someday, but how many of us believe that we will die today? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Logan Brown introduce us to the marble mindset and how to live each day as if it’s our last.
Episode 080 | Let It Go
As much as we hate to admit it, sometimes the only thing holding us back is ourselves. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania encourage us to leave in the past those things that we’ve been holding onto for far too long.
Episode 079 | Goals Are Dumb
When is the last time you’ve failed to accomplish a goal? Probably pretty recently. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie encourage us to reframe the way we think about becoming the best versions of ourselves.
Episode 078 | Verdicts Don't Heal
“Guilty on all three counts.” The conviction of Derek Chauvin created a complex mix of emotions for communities who have been collectively holding their breaths since last May. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and racial justice activist Anthony King reflect on the legacy of George Floyd and consider how much more work is required before justice becomes a reality.
Episode 077 | Make A Mess
We can rarely make progress in achieving our goals if we are unwilling to embrace the messiness of imperfection. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Martha Chandran-Dickerson reflect upon beauty, growth, and an essential ingredient to experiencing both.
Episode 076 | See Pain Differently
Although pain is never comfortable, it’s not always bad. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and chiropractor Dr. Tyler Schwanz consider the perspective that discomfort may actually have a bright side.
Episode 075 | Have More Fun
Laughter, goofiness, and enjoyable activities should not be restricted to just childhood. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania remind us of the importance of intentionality in the recreational dimension of life.
Episode 074 | Study Your Mistakes
Admitting our shortcomings is a prerequisite to personal growth, but it’s only the first step. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello challenge us to lean in, look closely, and learn from our mistakes.
Episode 073 | Let Yourself Cry
Nothing requires such courage nor creates such clarity as a good cry. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert give us permission to let our tears fall freely and encourage us to allow others to do the same
Episode 072 | Progress Over Perfection
Sometimes the size of our goals is the greatest barrier to achieving them. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by first-time guest and Three Words Podcast producer Greg Jenkins as they re-evaluate whether pursuing the best is actually best.
Episode 071 | Design Your Day
There is little in life more devastating than the realization that we are not becoming the people we’ve dreamed to become. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt recommend an intuitive routine that guarantees a life well lived.
Episode 070 | Get The Vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine is remarkably safe, incredibly effective, and it gives us hope for the future. In this week’s important and informative episode, Dr. Michael Brown engages in a timely conversation with soon-to-be Dr. Justin Brown about the primary reason this pandemic will soon come to an end.
Episode 069 | Is Unity Possible?
The notion of unity can be both powerful and unsettling: powerful because it tugs at the heartstrings of what we most desire, yet unsettling because we fear for what we might lose in the process. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Steve Rieske bring their 3-part conversation about our Country In Crisis to a very practical and hopeful conclusion.
Episode 068 | Is Truth Knowable?
Is the sky really blue? Did the moon landing even happen? Does God actually exist? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Steve Rieske continue their conversation about our Country in Crisis by considering the distinction between confidence and certainty in our understanding of reality.
Episode 067 | Is Crisis Inevitable?
If there is anything we can all agree on, it is that we live in a world full of conflict and chaos. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by historian, philosopher, and thought leader Steve Rieske in the first episode of a three-part series called Country in Crisis.
Episode 066 | Get Your Colonoscopy
Cancer can be a terrifying and devastating disease, but it's not the only threat to our health and wellbeing. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and future physician Justin Brown explore how to prioritize proactivity and prevention in every dimension of life.
Episode 065 | Commit To Meditation
When we no longer are wondering about the past or worried about the future, transformational change can occur. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Tyler Schwanz discuss how meditation can help you reflect, recharge, and reframe your life.
Episode 064 | Check Your Privilege
When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was offered pastoral positions in two states - one in Michigan and one in Alabama - he chose the latter. He leveraged the benefits of his northern education and traded comfort for the Jim Crow South. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert honor Dr. King’s legacy by exploring our responses to unequal opportunity.
Episode 063 | Handle Anger Constructively
Episode 062 | Think Before Speaking
Words have power. This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Nick Gillispie about how we can better choose our words.
Episode 061 | Initiate With Strangers
All of the closest friends in our life were once strangers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Casey Greenawalt about how we can take those first steps to developing new and exciting relationships with strangers
Episode 060 | Fight For Justice
There is a battle being fought, day in and day out – one that won't end until racial equality is realized. This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Martha Chandran-Dickerson who reminds us that we are all global citizens and we all have a role in the fight for justice.
Episode 059 | Solve The Problem
100% of us are problem spotters, but very few of us are problem solvers. Listen in this week as Dr. Michael Brown and Ryan Snow describe the practical steps to not only spot problems but how to solve them.
Episode 058 | Resist The Temptation
The fleeting allure of harmful choices disappears when we recognize them as lasting obstacles to our long-term dreams. Listen in this week as Dr. Michael Brown and Justin Brown get strategic about overcoming unhealthy impulses.
Episode 057 | Own Your Joy
Episode 056 | Offer An Apology
The 10 most important words you could ever say. “I am sorry. I was wrong. Will you forgive me?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt talk about the power and importance of apologizing.
Episode 055 | Listen To Yourself
If we are willing to decode them, we will find deep meaning in the hidden messages our emotions, behaviors and even bodies are sending us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie share some practical tips on how to cultivate the habit of paying attention to what's happening below the surface.
Episode 054 | Remember To Grieve
How do we respond to a global pandemic? What is our reaction to racial inequality? First, we must acknowledge the pain. In this special episode, Dr. Michael Brown and his wife Teresa Brown talk about the importance of taking time to truly mourn the losses in our lives.
Episode 053 | Live Without Contradiction
At the end of the day, what we believe to be true about the world is on display in every choice we make. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz highlight the importance of aligning our actions with our principle
Episode 052 | Look Listen Learn
Episode 051 | Examine Yourself First
Every conflict is an opportunity to take a step back and see ourselves more clearly. This week, Justin Brown joins Dr. Michael Brown in a conversation about looking in the mirror and investigating our own hearts before we judge others.
Episode 050 | Stop Comparing Yourself
How do you respond when you see the people around you experiencing success? This week Dr. Michael Brown chats with Casey Greenawalt about making the switch from passive envy to productive energy.
Episode 049 | Be Color Brave
We've all heard someone say, "I'm color blind," – words intended to portray a noble obliviousness to skin color. This week Tony King and Dr. Michael Brown discuss a better path toward racial equality – not by ignoring our differences, but by celebrating them.
Episode 048 | Sit In Silence
It's not exactly a new idea: there's something profound that happens when we step away from all the noise and embrace the quiet. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello discuss the power of putting this truth into practice
Episode 047 | Change Your Mind
We tend to think highly of ourselves for holding on to an opinion indefinitely, but growth and maturity are marked by the ability to react to new information by changing our minds. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Russell Catania as they outline the key steps to shifting perspectives.
Episode 046 | Examine Your Bias
We can try to ignore it, deflect it, or deny it, but it's true: we all have biases. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Eric Jones challenge us all to take an honest look at the unseen ways that our upbringing, our experiences, and our context shape the way we interact with the world around us.
Episode 045 | Talk To Yourself
Each one of us has a myriad of voices speaking into our lives, but we frequently forget about the most powerful one. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert show us how to interrupt the dialogue that is happening in our own heads and begin to talk to ourselves like we would talk to our dearest friend.
Episode 044 | Invite Honest Feedback
None of us have arrived - we all have blindspots in our perspective and areas we can improve. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt discuss the importance of surrounding ourselves with friends who have permission to call us out and call us higher.
Episode 043 | Kiss Gossip Goodbye
There is incredible power in the words we speak – power to unite and power to divide. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania challenge us to choose words that invigorate and inspire those around us.
Episode 042 | Dream Decide Do
Whether it’s breaking an old habit or starting a new business, positive change requires perspective, purpose and proactivity. This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with his son, Justin Brown about the three keys to accomplishing your goals.
Episode 041 | Choose What Lasts
Why is it so difficult to invest in what ultimately matters the most? Why, as human beings, do we often find ourselves so distracted by those tasks and details that matter the least?
Episode 040 | Look Your Best
Do first impressions really make a difference? Should we spend our time worrying about our outward appearance? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt discuss how in order to be your best, you need to look your best
Episode 039 | Forgive Without Exception
Harboring a grudge is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will get sick. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Dr. Tyler Schwanz as they unpack the profound freedom that comes with releasing resentment and truly forgiving those who have wounded you.
Episode 038 | Stop Wearing Masks
Wallet, keys, phone and ... mask? In 2020, remembering to grab your mask before you run an errand has become the new normal. This week, Russell Catania and Dr. Michael Brown have a candid conversation about a completely different kind of mask we wear.
Episode 037 | Beware Of Busyness
Particularly during times of uncertainty and unpredictability, human beings are tempted to hit the gas pedal and fill our lives with an overload of activities as a tactic to distract us from unfortunate circumstances or unpleasant feelings.
This week, Dr. Michael Brown and his son Logan Brown explore the dark side of busyness and give practical tips on how to break free from living in the tyranny of the urgent.
Episode 036 | Pause To Breathe
Breathing. As we’ve seen in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death more than a month ago, every single breath is a gift and should never be taken for granted. As you wake up each morning to a new day of pandemic realities, racial injustices, and economic challenges, consider leveraging each breath for a greater good. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert explore the art of breathing in a unique conversation that will enhance your personal well being during turbulent times.
Episode 035 | Expand Your Vision
Everybody has blind spots, biases, and things we simply take for granted. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar discuss ways to identify the areas where we lack perspective and practical steps toward gaining a more complete view of the world around us.
Episode 034 | Sing and Dance
When the going gets tough, the tough start dancing? Join Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt as they discuss the serious benefits of not taking life too seriously.
Episode 033 | Black Lives Matter
This is a significant and tragic moment in history. Will we be silent? Or will we speak up? And if we speak, what will be our message?
DMB Coaching hit pause on posting any new podcast episodes since the horrific death of George Floyd. However, Dr. Michael Brown is now ready to speak.
In this passionate, provocative, and tearful conversation with Sammy Adebiyi, these two close friends talk openly about systemic racism, social injustice, economic disparity, and a wide variety of related topics in an honest and hopeful dialogue.
Episode 032 | Don't Be Surprised
It's an unavoidable reality that truly difficult things will happen to us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss positive alternatives to ignoring or running away from our pain.
Episode 031 | Shake Things Up
Routine and ritual are healthy rhythms of a productive life, but sometimes a change of pace and an unexpected twist are exactly what we need. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Justin Brown highlight the importance of taking risks, trying new things and even breaking your own rules.
Episode 30 | Create Special Memories
What if every single day of our lives was intentional, surprising and memorable? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz discuss the art and science of crafting powerful moments that leave a lasting impression.
Episode 029 | Know Your Worth
The most important thing about you is what comes to your mind when you think about yourself. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert break down what it means to truly know your worth.
Episode 028 | Establish A Budget
Like so many other facets of life, our financial well-being is largely determined by our ability to make the right sacrifices today to achieve great things tomorrow. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Gabe Dunbar in a practical conversation about being intentional with our money.
Episode 027 | Consider Different Perspectives
As we go about our daily lives, our backgrounds, preferences, and ideologies come with us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Chet Hesson talk about the all-important habit of stepping back from our preconceived notions and allowing ourselves to truly look at the world through the eyes of another.
Episode 026 | Cultivate Close Friendships
When it's all said and done, the most memorable and meaningful investment we can make is a constant choice to truly connect with the people around us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt revisit one of our all-time favorite concepts: life is all about relationships.
Episode 025 | Seek Out Mentors
On the path of life, those who have traveled ahead of us possess an immeasurable wealth of wisdom for the journey. Listen in this week as Amy Seiffert and Dr. Michael Brown talk about the life changing decisions each of them made to follow in the footsteps of an experienced guide.
Episode 024 | Express Your Appreciation
Often our kindest thoughts remain unspoken and our most encouraging words never come out of our mouths. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania spend time discussing the important and life giving habit of vocalizing our gratitude.
Episode 023 | Focus On Becoming
Life is far too short to live on accident. This week Dr. Michael Brown and his oldest son, Justin Brown, have an honest conversation about how to be intentional with the one life we are given.
Episode 022 | Keep Asking Why
Asking the right questions creates movement in organizations and unlocks hidden potential in individuals. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Gabe Dunbar have a conversation about the ways that tenacious curiosity makes us more self-aware, more intentional and more effective.
Episode 021 | Establish A Routine
If asked for a list of exciting words, few of us are likely to include the word routine. Listen in this week as Casey Greenawalt and Dr. Michael Brown unpack a counterintuitive secret to avoiding a mundane existence: creating everyday rhythms and rituals can actually make our days anything but ordinary.
Episode 020 | Ask For Help
Friendships, communities and businesses are all stronger when we open up about our shortcomings and lean on each other for support. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert discuss the crucial practice of inviting assistance from those around us.
Episode 019 | Leverage Your Past
Each life is a story, and every story has some chapters filled with triumph and other chapters filled with failure. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello talk about reading your story, knowing your story and writing the rest of your story well.
Episode 018 | Practice Saying No
Did you know that the world's best poker players fold more than 80% of their hands? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss an important practice of successful leaders: choosing to decline most opportunities so that they are free to invest in the truly great ones.
Episode 017 | Give It Away
What would the world look like if we all started looking for ways to freely share what we have with no strings attached? Dr. Tyler Schwanz join Dr. Michael Brown this week as they discuss a new way of looking at both the things that we have and the love that we possess.
Episode 016 | Stop Making Excuses
When we fill our conversations with shifting blame and pointing fingers, we rob the people around us of the opportunity to truly know us and show us grace. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert challenge us to stop letting ourselves off the hook and start owning our mistakes.
Episode 015 | Never Give Up
Sometimes the only way to get to the finish line is to simply decide to keep going. Kathy Wilhelm joins Dr. Michael Brown as they share stories about holding on to people, passions and goals when obstacles arise.
Episode 014 | Look Beyond Yourself
One of the most critical skills that leaders can master is the ability to see the bigger picture. Dr. Michael Brown has a conversation this week with Casey Greenawalt about a counterintuitive key to personal growth.
Episode 013 | Sweat Every Day
Start small. Find a friend. Make a goal. This week, Libby Snow and Dr. Michael Brown talk about the benefits of working physical exercise into your daily rhythm.
Episode 012 | Believe The Best
How do you maintain a life-giving attitude in the midst of frustration, disappointment and hurt? Listen in this week as Dr. Tyler Schwanz and Dr. Michael Brown have a conversation about one of most critical ingredients to becoming fully alive.
Episode 011 | Schedule Your Priorities
Often we neglect the important tasks in life, because we let the things that feel more urgent get in the way. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello unpack principles and practices that will help you take control of your schedule.
Episode 010 | Quit Your Complaining
Every day we encounter unmet expectations and unexpected hassles. On this week's episode, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania reflect on the simple choice we can make in the midst of inconvenience: grumbling or gratitude.
Episode 009 | Choose To Hate
Merely wanting things to be different isn't enough for real change to take place in our lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Beau Johnson discuss the powerful secret to lasting transformation.
Episode 008 | Admit Your Mistakes
It's a fact: no one is perfect. But that doesn't stop us from pretending that we have it all together, does it? This week, Dr. Michael Brown chats with Gabe Dunbar about what it looks like to take off the masks we wear and own our shortcomings.
Episode 007 | Face Your Fears
Every one of us has things that make us feel worried, anxious or afraid–but fear doesn't have to have the final word. This week, Amy Seiffert joins Dr. Michael Brown as they talk about putting fear in its proper place.
Episode 006 | Make Your Bed
Taking care of the little things in life creates order and rhythm that empowers us to take care of the big things. This week Dr. Michael Brown has an insightful back and forth with his son, Logan Brown, about the profound impact of establishing simple, healthy routines.
Episode 005 | Share That Secret
We can't be fully loved unless we are fully known. This week Beau Johnson and Dr. Michael Brown share their perspectives about the power of cultivating real, vulnerable relationships.
Episode 004 | Do It Now
Are you waiting until January 1st to start getting in shape? Are you delaying that hard conversation for one more week? Listen in as Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt discuss the best time to get things done.
Episode 003 | Wake Up Earlier
There's one thing just about everyone wishes they had: more time. This week, Dr. Tyler Schwanz joins Dr. Michael Brown to talk about a simple and powerful way to make the most of each day.
Episode 002 | Be Fully Present
Take a deep breath. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert have a conversation about the crucial, yet extremely difficult practice of really being wherever you are.
Episode 001 | Delay Immediate Gratification
In the very first episode of Three Words, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Beau Johnson as they kick off the podcast with three of Michael's all-time favorite words.