Choose Don't Excuse



Jody and Judie Sedrick explore your greatest power, thepower to choose.When you discover this ultimate power you can literally change and direct every aspect of your life;  emotional, physical, spiritual, build positive relationships, steer your career in new directions, the sky is the limit.No more excuses! You have the POWER to CHOOSE to truly own your life.  Join us as we explore and tap into this most amazing gift.


  • 62. Break the Funk with 5G

    14/08/2020 Duración: 35min

    2020 got you in a funk? COVID, BLM, concerns about work, family issues, the elections, and a myriad of other things can REALLY weigh on your heart and mind. We explore “5G” solutions to help you break the funk to not only survive but thrive during challenging times 5G's to Break the funk Grace Grounding your heart Gratitude God Goodness Have a blessed day! Jody & Judie Contact us at Instagram:  Judie - Https:// Jody -

  • 61. Seeing Light and Hope in Dark Moments

    07/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    It's been a minute since we sat down and recorded a podcast. Some heavy challenges have come to a head this summer for our family so we thought we'd talk about "Seeing Light and Hope in Dark Moments". This is as much a conversation for us at is for you. Show Highlights: Resetting We tend to give, give, give and not make time for ourselves Why do I have to cry? Why am I not strong? Recognize you are in seasons Being overwhelmed by what is happening in the world  The true core of today's challenges is due to one thing... the lack of love How do I with a pure, honest, heart say "Thy Will be done" Be the strength while finding the strength When you turn and serve others you invariably lift yourself Choosing to love no matter what the situation is Be the change that you hope to see in the world I'm going to choose love! The Grinch and his little shriveled up heart was healed by one little girl that saw the beauty in him. We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at choosedo

  • 60. Effort Over Excuses

    23/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! First of all we want to thank all of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to fight for and preserve freedom. We truly appreciate your dedication, sacrifice and service. Are you tired of the excuses? Excuses from other people frustrate you but why do we let ourselves get away with excuses? Time to reset, put forth some serious effort, not.meager attempt, and really pursue our goals Show highlights: Thank you to all the men and women who serve in the military 10 Day Challenge group - to take down the bad habits you’ve slid into during the COVID-19 quarantine Time to recommit and refocus on your 2020 goals When you get derailed and off track reset Get into problem solving mode and action Be willing to shift, adapt and push forward when and obstacle hits. Focus on the goal not the path Sometimes we miss the mark with our efforts because we don’t have all the information On the flip side don’t allow yourself to get into analysis paralysis because you are over

  • 59. Are you Carrying the Weight Or Is It Carrying You?

    08/05/2020 Duración: 29min

    Are you carrying the weight or is the weight carrying or even crushing you?  Today we explore effectively managing and even thriving through the challenging moments of life. Show Highlights: Working out together - Amoila Ceasar coaching us to push through the pain and manage the weight Are you in control? Even under extreme pressure you can perform Challenges of life can weigh on our mind and spirit or we can become stronger through the experience What do you do to carry the weight? We as leaders can't lead without self mastery The first think you need to develop is the mental strength. Can you push a little bit more? True lasting growth occurs when you are tired and push to that extreme moment There is a time to rely on others. Be fiery independent but also be open to help Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo! Jody & Judie Sedrick

  • 58. Complainer or Creator

    23/04/2020 Duración: 33min

    Does Corona have you complaining or creating? Complaining and grumbling is easy! Creativity can take a little more effort but the rewards are far greater! What are you doing to get creative during this time of being “Safe at Home”? Show highlights: Ke’ilani’s volleyball team encouraging the team mates to learn something new every week. Kids thinking out side of the box Opposition creates innovation and creativity Challenge with complainers Getting creative with kids at home Finding more effective ways to work together at work and at home Biggest challenge is the illness and not being able to work Work is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity Taking advantage of the time you have Encumbered by fear darkens our perspective Peeling off the paint - What’s it going to look like on the other side? Check it out on your favorite podcast platform or on Spotify at Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo!

  • 57. Blessings of Corona

    09/04/2020 Duración: 34min

    Weeks into Corona Craziness we are ready for a break. But has Corona been all bad? Today we explore the blessings of Corona. That Show Highlights: Corona has made us all equal in the since that everybody has the same issue Spending time together as a family that we may not have done Watching the clock when we are with our kids - rushing moments Focus on what we can control so we don’t go into a dark space Social Distancing - change to Physical Distancing with Social Connection Judie purposefully being cheerful to lift others Be the light that others need Be Blessed! Be safe and take care of each other! Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo! Jody & Judie Sedrick

  • 56 - Conquering Corona

    21/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    The entire world is talking about and affected by the Corona Virus. We're not letting it hold us down. We explore adjustments we are making at home and work to stay on a positive and productive track. Corona is not going to hold us down. Let's foster a spirit of love, support, resilience and action so  we can all rise up this challenge. Show Highlights Shifts we’ve made at work to accommodate the impact of Corona The power of daily standup and accountability Judie’s baptism by fire at Alaska Airlines Corona has forced us to put in place things to make us more efficient and accountable Scarcity mentality and taking for granted the little things Look at the things you can do Judie’s experience of learning something new and being expected to execute immediately Keep an open mind don’t shut down There are ways to adapt so that we can connect and support each other Recognize some people are scared. It’s our time to wrap our arms around them and show some grace Check out last week’s episode

  • 55. Be Like Water

    12/03/2020 Duración: 28min

    Life is extremely dynamic and ever changing. Events in the world have everyone wondering what to do. When we embrace the dynamic nature of life the ups and downs, the curves and unexpected events of life that impact us we learn that life is fluid. How we respond determines our happiness and success in life. Show highlights: The fluid nature of life Bruce Lee “Be Like Water” Are we allowing fear to determine the decisions we make? You need to make sure you look at the big picture Learning to know when you need to be fluid and adaptable in your life or when to hold back and preserve your power strategically Balance in life does not equal 50/50 Letting people learn and grow through their experiences Adapting to personality differences and learning how communicate The power of knowing your strengths and limitations Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo! Jody & Judie Sedrick ----------------------------- Check us out on Instagram: Judie Sedrick Jody Sedrick Facebook:

  • 54. It's Not Extra. It's Needed

    05/03/2020 Duración: 39min

    New ventures mean new challenges and opportunities to grow. Do we double down to ensure that we exceed? Or do we expect it to come easy and complain because we “have to do extra”? Are you willing to do what’s needed? Show highlights Judie’s favorite place to get dark chocolate Inspired by Judie doubling down to make sure she succeeds at her new job What are you doing to invest in yourself? “I don’t view it as extra” How are you owning up? Are you wiling to pay the costs of that goal? Decide that it’s not an option If you’re not evolving you are stagnating What it takes to excel at elite levels Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo! Jody & Judie Sedrick ----------------------------- Check us out on Instagram: Judie Sedrick Jody Sedrick

  • Ep 53. More Open Arms. Less Iron Fists - Loving through Suicide

    27/02/2020 Duración: 49min

    This week we discuss curve balls that life consistency throws at you. One of the biggest curveballs you can face is a loved one attempting to commit suicide. Join us as we have a very heartfelt discussion, and explore our own experience with suicide. We’ve learned from very personal experience that it affects everyone in the family. Show highlights: Fun curveballs - Starting something new The challenge of learning something new - bridges aren’t built in a day Learning how to handle the unexpected “curve balls” of low Two people very close to us trying to hurt themselves even trying to commit suicide The assumption they are doing it to hurt others. Judie’s struggle with depression - not able to control internal anger and irritability Feeling like you failed as a parent Get outside help - therapy, counseling, direction Jody’s first experience with suicide - the death of his uncle We have to be willing to have the discussion There may be accusations, self-doubt and guilt Extend the arm of lo

  • 52. Core Values and Self Laws

    13/02/2020 Duración: 35min

    Wow, what a week! Judie started a new job at Alaska airlines - a dream come true for her to work in the travel industry.  We explore her first week of training and the core values of Alaska. This launches a great discussion on establishing and living by core values and self laws. Show highlights: Judie's first week of training The 5 core values of Alaska Airlines Setting up and living by your own core values Garret Kroon's principle of establishing Self Laws Core values keep you centered when the challenges or unexpected of life hit you Lessons from a seedling and hatching chicken Thank you for joining us every week! Mahalo! Jody & Judie Sedrick Follow Us Instagram: Jody: Judie: Facebook: Website:

  • 51. The Power of MINDSET!

    06/02/2020 Duración: 32min

    We are back together. Jody spent the last week in Orlando attending and speaking at the Mobile Tech Expo. Jody's experience in a triathlon, the Kansas City Chiefs come back in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl, and Judie giving birth serve as the backdrop to the power of MINDSET in helping you push through obstacles to achieve your goal. Show highlights: 1st Super Bowl Judie and I weren’t together to watch the game. Jody Speaking at Mobile Tech Expo - 2020 Vision - Maniacal focus on your business Down 10 points, the Kansas City Chiefs, stay focused on their goal to come back to beat our 49ers in the Super Bowl. No way to prepare for arms, legs and waves in Jody’s 1st Triathlon. Pausing to get my mindset laser focused on the goal How do you train yourself to stay focused? When is it the right time to step away and quit? Starting with the mindset that you have a way out instead of having a “no way out” mindset Seth Godin - People quit all the time the quite at the right time Judie giving birth t

  • 50. Mamba Out

    30/01/2020 Duración: 31min

    We along with the rest of the world were sucker-punched with the news of the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others in a horrible plane crash on January 26, 2020.  Our hearts are heavy thinking about the families who lost their loved ones so unexpectedly. Life can really throw you some unexpected curves. We thought we'd share some of our thoughts and even an indirect personal experience with Kobe.  The unexpected and unknowns of life Pondering our own mortality and how we are serving our family and others Moments can be upsetting but are they truly important The power of an indirect association with someone can have a powerful impact on your life Jody’s personal experience Kobe at a Volleyball tournament We’re all just people We are not in the limelight but people can be watching the example we are setting Kobe’s first time facing Michael Jordon Crab Syndrome Kevin Hart - Every time I succeed I see new opportunities View competition and obstacles as stepping blocks to

  • 49. Live Your Life On Purpose

    23/01/2020 Duración: 42min

    Life can be overwhelming and all consuming. Living with purpose enables us to turn the unmanageable into the meaningful. Join us as we discuss how we can life with greater purpose. Show highlights: We are putting together the finishing touches on the 2020 Vision Workshop - Launch date Feb 3rd Comparing our lives to others - comparing someone else's chapter 28 to our Chapter 3 Focus on your purpose instead of your destination My journey looks different than your journey Shon Hart - I want you to live in chapters Don’t fast forward, don’t skip a page, live every chapter Jody’s experience “leaning in” to the child who’s being difficult this week Wanting to change your current chapter for another. Have you really gone the distance Current chapter is the building blocks for what is yet to come Working through the challenging 2nd year of our marriage Live intentionally and purposefully in the moment Think about that huge goal and then reverse engineer the steps to get there

  • 48. TBH - To Be Honest

    16/01/2020 Duración: 41min

    TBH - To Be Honest We’ve had a number of experiences this week that have made us take a serious look at ourselves. We’re talking about taking a hard, honest look at ourselves and how we need to improve on a personal level. That honesty can be brutal but is exactly what when need to grow. Show Highlights The last 4 days have really made us look at ourselves and how we are interacting with our kids Judie’s thoughts on Ep. 207 of Secret to Success Do we stop to look at who we really are? Change the verbiage from I Can’t to I won’t To see if it doesn’t change the perspective You have to be “wanting” not “wonting” An outside influence can help you see areas you need TBH with yourself Only you can work on you Giving advice when directed in a spirit of love and being humble enough to receive Lessons from Toy Story 4 - Listen to your inner voice Fighting against that inner voice Nick santonastasso’s amazing story Launching our 2020 Vision Workshop of February 3rd - For information contact us at

  • 47. College Bound and BIG Transitions

    09/01/2020 Duración: 33min

    Our baby girl is off to college. Where did the time go? We explore transitions that come in our life and if we are truly taking advantage of those moments. Show highlights: Transitions our kids are going through A personal tour of UVU with Coach Sam Atoa Words of Wisdom from Coach Sam Atoa On-Time is late be early Filipino time versus military time We need to foster a culture or respect The power of setting a culture Take advantage of the moment Boils down to what is important to you Yep, 2020 is about transitions for all of us. Are you going to take advantage of the moment? Thank you for listening. Please make sure to subscribe and give us a review. Follow Us Instagram: Jody: Judie: Facebook: Website:

  • 46. 2020 Live with Intention and Purpose

    02/01/2020 Duración: 44min

    Happy New Year. As you know we have been talking a lot about developing and capturing 2020 Vision for the new year. It’s more than resolutions and goals. Many feel like they “fell off the wagon” during the holidays. Remember you are not restarting you are building on a foundation you already have What makes January 1st different than yesterday? We have an opportunity everyday to reset Set a goal and then deconstruct so that you can set milestones to check progress throughout the year Own the moment and manage the minutes and day Role of being positive in achieving our goals You have the power to choose how you respond to challenging Judie becoming very purposeful in blocking out her time so she can accomplish her goals Avoiding the Rabbit Hole Syndrome Honestly assessing where you are and implementing the changes needed to accomplish what you want Jody’s experience with the DISC assessment DM us if you would like to join our 2020 Vision Online Workshop or send an email to choosedontexcus

  • 45. 2020 Focus Word Reveals & 2020 Vision Workshop

    26/12/2019 Duración: 49min

    Merry Christmas! We are truly enjoying the holiday season. We are super excited to have our son Devon and his partner Matt join us for this week's episode of Choose Don't Excuse.   Show highlights: Having all of our kids home for Christmas Christmas Olympics Judie and I reveal our 2020 Focus Words We discuss how we came up with having a focus word for the year Devon shares his strategy of focus words on a daily, weekly and yearly basis Matt's thoughts on focus words as this is the first time he's heard of using them for personal development The power of reach. What you reach for you achieve Afraid of success Sneak peek at our new 2020 Vision Workshop - Send us a message to participate in the 2020 Vision Workshop Happy New Year! We look forward to growing with you in 2020. Thank you for listening. Please make sure to subscribe and give us a review. Follow Us Instagram: Jody: Judie: Facebook:&nb

  • 44 - 2020 Vision

    19/12/2019 Duración: 32min

    We are truly ENJOYING the Christmas Season. Our kids are already talking about what time they will wake up on Christmas morning. We have also been working on a new online workshop title 2020 Vision that will help you kick off the New Year. We’re not just talking 2020 vision we’re driving toward 3D Vision for the new year. Show Highlights: Looking forward to 2020 - We’re working on something to help you focus on and achieve your goals Let’s go beyond 2020 vision to 3D We finished The Work - 6 weeks of serious HIIT workouts while doing M100 Once we started something the new thing really caught my attention Often we start pursuing a goal and then get derailed There is a time to adapt and adjust your original plan. Sometimes it is exactly what is needed. You have to have a “Why”. There are different kinds of why’s but you need the one that will PUSH you. How long doesn’t matter the key is finishing Until life gets in the way - Life is guaranteed to happen so why wait? Uncover, discover and build

  • 43. We Discovered POWER in Focus Words

    12/12/2019 Duración: 31min

    It’s been a year since Judie and I chose focus words to help us hone in on our personal development and goals in 2019. We discovered REAL POWER in focusing on one single word for the year. In this episode, we share what we’ve learned through this experience and how each of us have grown. And yes we will be choosing focus words for 2020. Show Highlights: Annual Christmas Date - spending a full day of shopping, going out to eat and to the temple. Judie even got Jody in a Ross Store Revisiting the Focus Word we chose as a theme for 2019 (See episode 3 - Jody’s focus word - Greatness, Judie’s 2019 focus word - discipline What we discovered Having a theme word really made a difference to have just one word to resonate in your mind throughout the year Jody’s observations of the changes Judie underwent being so focused on discipline Having a focus word forced us to really evaluate our time Jody discovered that some actions don’t lead to greatness so recognizing that chose to pivot Changes that we sa

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