Ryan's back in the saddle! Whether we're focused on your diet, your workout, your business or anything else in life, we all need a partner to hold us accountable to meeting our goals. Former Major League Baseball player Les Norman joins Ryan in the studio for conversation on accountability and how they're working together.
Alex and Joel were joined by former Kansas City Royal and current radio host and motivational speaker, Les Norman on the podcast today. They talk about the value of leadership in the clubhouse and what it's meant for the Royals this season. Les has some great things to say about Mike Matheny, Alex Gordon, and Dayton Moore. Give this one a listen folks, it's definitely worth it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starting with an abusive home life as a child, through his own personal demons, and on to roadblocks in his professional baseball career, Les Norman, armed with his strong faith, has carved out a positive and unique space in broadcasting, coaching, and more.
“Welcome to the Fusion Parent Podcast, the show that equips parents to see Jesus transform their homes one conversation at a time. I’m your host Les Norman and today Tim Holman and I are going to be unpacking episode two in a 6 part series called Brand New You. It’s a series on what it means to find worth, meaning, and identity in Jesus.”Brand New You — Delivered from our Old NatureAspect of New Identity in Christ — Delivered from Sin Nature‘s AuthorityWe need to look at Romans 6 again to see what it means to have the old self crucified. I’m going to look at Colossians 2:11, 12 where the body of flesh is removed. The personal need that is met or the resulting spiritual provision — Freedom from Sin‘s Control. For example someone falling out of fellowship and serving to focus on themselves where focusing on self is the opposite of what needs to happen to be delivered.The symptoms of not applying the new identity, or results of not knowing, considering, presenting, etc. are as follows. Helplessness and federalism in dealing with sinViewing send superficially two ways of coping with the inability to have real victory are defeat or denial. Action Stepsopenness about besetting sinspatient cooperation with God strategy to change (respond to issues he prioritizes)others-centered focus in spite of sin.“Today’s episode wouldn't exist without Abundant Life. We exist to see lives changed by Jesus, including our own!”“Stay tuned for episode three coming very soon where we’ll be covering what it means to experience real forgiveness through Jesus death and resurrection. Make sure to join the party on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook with the keywords Fusion Students of Abundant Life.”
Welcome to the Fusion Parent Podcast, the show that equips parents to see Jesus transform their homes one life at a time. I’m your host Les Norman and Tim Holman and I are going to be talking through an episode we’re calling Brand New You. Teaching SegmentTim, I think you have a story for us about learning about identity.Yep, When I was a senior in high school, a long time ago, I was with a friend from church and she was going to introduce me to one of her friends who thought I would hit it off with. She asked me if I was nervous about it and I said “a little”.Then she said something that made it even worse. She said “Just be yourself.”The problem was I didn’t really know who that person was yet. I was such a people-pleaser, I would wait to see how someone would evaluate me before I knew who I was around them. Then I would just become what the person needed at the moment.Q. How do we find the answer to this question all teens ask at this point in life, “Who am I?”Two follow up questions will help grind it to a fine point.To whom do I belong?What am I to contribute?Eph 1:1-13 exercise — How many times is the phrase “In him”, “In Christ”, or some variation of that phrase?Depending on what version you have, it can be seen 7 up to 13 times.The first aspect of our identity in Jesus is ADOPTION. The spiritual provision we receive from being an adopted child of God is the thing we crave the most, belonging and security in this life.Romans 8:14-17 — 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”If we wait around to find identity in what others say about us, we will have short circuited this incredible spiritual provision as a result of believing what God says about us. Romans 6:9-13 — 9 KNOWING that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Even so CONSIDER (or reckon, count) yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but PRESENT (or offer) yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Les Norman is a syndicated sports radio host, TV analyst, author and motivational speaker. Norman also used to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals during the 95’ & 96’ seasons as an outfielder and pursued baseball heavily from a young age.Rising from the ashes of poverty and childhood abuse, Les defeated the odds and rose to prominence by earning a Junior Olympic Gold Medal and playing Major League Baseball. Along with his syndicated sports radio show, “Breakin’ the Norm”, heard weekly, his high energy presentations inspire others to break through, push forward and become not just what they want to be, but what they never imagined they could be!
“Welcome to the Fusion Parent Podcast, the show that equips parents to see Jesus transform their homes one life at a time. I’m your host Les Norman and Tim Holman and I are going to be talking through an episode we’re calling Netfixed: our dangerous digital dependencies. “Now it’s time to welcome our guest, and it is none other than THE Dr. Jeff Cox to Fusion Parent Podcast. Jeff is on staff at Abundant Life as our wellness pastor but he’s much more than that. He’s an educated fellow, …. Thanks for joining us.”Our Dangerous Digital Dependencies – Technology is magical. Who would’ve thought 15-20 years ago we would all be spending $100-$250 a month on cell phones. Q. How much was your first cell phone bill? What was your first cell phone?Here we have a pocket size device that allows you to instantly communicate with anyone, will take stunning photos, and access humanity’s collected knowledge. But, technology’s power can consume more than it should by promising, at an instant, all that you desire for the small price of staring into its glowing screen at all times.I think I'm developing retinal image burn and “scrollyosis”.Q. Have you ever become mild or moderately addicted to a game on your phone?This episode goes beyond our phones. This goes to any medium that gives us access to streaming content. Q. Where do you consume most of you content (tv, computer, phone, etc.)?The reason we asked Jeff to be our guest today is because we want to hear what you’re seeing from people that have experienced negative effects on the brain because of too much screen time.—— Jean Twenge, psychology professor at San Diego State University — “Teens spend more time on their phones and on social media, and we know from other research that these activities are more strongly linked to low wellbeing than watching TV and videos, which is most of younger children’s screen time.”Q for Jeff: Also, what are some negative effects on the family as a whole from extended screen time?Q. For Jeff: what are some healthy alternatives for families with accelerated screen usage?Application:7 healthy alternatives to screen timeREFLECT — Grab a pen and paper and recall as much as you can from the day. I don't recommend a mobile device to do this because there's too many potential distractions to keep you from concentrating. This is a good exercise for writers. You'd be surprised how much storytelling can come out of one seemingly boring day at the office.READ — Crush a few chapters of that novel you got for Christmas, or read your Bible. Speaking of which, reading a whole book of the Bible in one setting is great. The Gospel of John has 21 chapters and Romans has 16. Either will take you 30-45 minutes to read and it'd be time well spent.Go ahead. You can do it. There's a good chance that some of us have never powered our phones off... ever. Your kids might think it's creepy though. "What's wrong with dad? He's just sitting on the couch looking at us."PLAY A GAME — I had an unopened pack of 40 year old Uno cards and YOLO'd them open one night after the family helped me bundle 10,000 invite cards for our Easter service at church. It was the best game night we've ever had. The cards smelled like brand new. They were even sealed in plastic inside the sealed box they came in. These are the cards below fresh out of the package. Dust off that old game of Clue or Operation and show them who's boss!PLAN AHEAD — Plan your day tomorrow, or that project you've been putting off since last Spring. You'd be amazed at how much an hour of thinking about what's coming up can do for your productivity.EXERCISE — I'm not a huge fan of working out at night but it might be something you'd enjoy. Don't have a gym membership? Do 4 rounds each of 25 jumping jacks, 10 burpees, 10-20 lunges, and 25 mountain climbers. You'll be asleep before Jimmy Fallon comes on.CALL FAMILY — Call your parents, grandparents, siblings, or a friend. If you don't want to call, try writing a handwritten letter or thank you note to someone. If you don't have anyone to thank, scroll through your contacts and find that one person you've always wanted to catch up with that's nowhere on social media. Don't want to do that? Call your best friend's home number from childhood and see who answers.PRAY — Last, but certainly not least, prayer should be higher on the list, I admit. If you can't think of anything to pray about just do a little reading of Scripture to get you started. Ask God to bring things to your mind that he want you to think about. If nothing else, go to Luke 4 and use the Lord's prayer as a guide.“Today’s episode is wouldn’t exist without Abundant Life. We exist to see lives changed by Jesus, including our own!”
The Shredd crew is joined by special guest Les Norman. Norman, a former MLB player, radio host and motivational speaker, will join the gang on stage this week for its live Shredducation event in Kansas City.
Episode 184 Les Norman was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 25th round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He made his Major League debut on May 29, 1995 and played 2 seasons with the Royals. He is currently a syndicated sports radio host, TV analyst, author and motivational speaker. You can hear his show "Breaking the Norm" on ESPN's 1510 AM and 94.5 FM in Kansas City each Tuesday as well streaming on his website LesNorman.com. Les grew up in less than ideal conditions with a father who was abusive and an alcoholic. Years of battling the ‘father wounds’ drove Les to those same addictions, and attempts to cover them up almost cost him his family. Through God’s healing power and His Word, Les uses His story and years of experience to share and help other men live a life ARMED for battle. On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Les about growing up with an abusive father, how he dealt with his Dad's death, how baseball drove him to many of the same decisions that his Dad had made and the awesome story of a coach coming alongside Les and sharing the Gospel with him. This is a story of redemption and amazing grace. For more, log on to http://SportsSpectrum.com
The Mets are back in the World Series after their 9-3 victory in Game 3. Mike Silva and Joe Buono talk about it with former Royal and radio host Les Norman. The guys talk about Week 8 for the Jets and Giants.
Mike Silva and Joe Buono talk about the Royals magical run to the World Series w/ former big leaguer Les Norman of "Breakin the Norm." John Schmeelk of Giants.com gives his take on the Week 7 matchup between the Giants and Cowboys. The guys discuss the Jets acquisition of Percy Harvin.
This years' Major League Baseball's minimum salary is at or approaching $500,000.00. Unfortunately, It's much simpler to lose than you can believe. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Les Norman's radio show to examine if professional athletes signing bonuses are to high, or is it as simple as passing regulation to mandate education for incoming athletes? Would taking measures against these take an athlete's flexibility in the open market of professional sports?
Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Les Norman on his local radio show Breaking The Norm to examine why so many professional athletes end up financially distressed or even broke within 10 years of being retired.