#010 – Motivation to Action, Just Say YES & OCJ is Back!! – Bruce Watkins

The OCJ Podcast returns from a several-week break, with this personal solo episode from the Host Bruce Watkins.

Bruce took a few weeks away from the podcast to take advantage of two opportunities that arose. He was honored to be asked by a group of medical professionals to guide the production of a series of cancer patient support videos. Bruce also had the opportunity to travel, something that brings great meaning to Bruce’s life. 

Beyond these to valuable experiences, Bruce also learned two important lessons. One was a reinforcement about consequential impact sharing, the reasons for our hesitations to share, and how messages from this podcast’s followers and listeners helped Bruce to understand its importance, especially during profound moments in the lives of other. See Bruce’s story on the Our Cancer Journey Podcast Webpage Blog: The Reason Why We All Need To Share Our Travel Stories

The other lesson, which is what Bruce discussed in this episode, is how small internal motivations and “just saying YES” can help us to avail ourselves to opportunities both big and small. Bruce shares a story and how a quiet and inexplicable motivation in him helped him to step out of his cancer bubble, and out of his home, to reconnect with nature, self-confidence and happiness.

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Episode Host: Bruce Watkins

A Father, Cancer survivor, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all. 

After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back. Learn more:




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