What It Takes To Be a Game Changer: Michelle Dutro – No Schedule Man Podcast, Ep. 24

Michelle DutroMichelle Dutro is the host of The Game Changer Podcast and creator of Inner North Star.com. She is exactly the kind of person I was hoping to connect with when I set out to create this podcast.

A military veteran, Michelle later joined the fire department at age 35, and has also spent 15 years working in the field of preventative medicine. She is currently a certified Biofeedback Instructor and Supervisor and a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach. Her certifications also include; Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), Homeopathy, Feng Shui, Wellness Consultant and many other holistic wellness certifications.

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Michelle describes herself as being inspired by people who are willing to risk it all to pursue their dream, stand up for what they believe, or go above and beyond to help another. Like me, she has a natural curiosity about the mindset of these kinds of people and she loves to discover what sets them apart.

She refers to these kinds of people as “Game Changers” and by reaching out to them, she’s able to share the stories of their challenges, their successes and most importantly their “why” behind what they do. She does that with The Game Changer Podcast.

Sound familiar? Absolutely! When I learned about Michelle and read about her podcast, I knew I had to connect with her and I’m so glad I did. You’re about to hear why … she is a dynamic, energetic ball of fire who inspired me with her story and challenged me with her passion for what she does.

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Here are a handful of key thoughts I took from the conversation with Michelle:

  1. Structure and Discipline with Creativity. You must have structure and discipline enough to complete and share your creative gifts.
  2. The Snow Globe analogy. Everyone needs time to just “be” with zero input, and let things settle before deciding on the next step.
  3. Making friends with challenge.
  4. You don’t get what you want. You get what you are.

Here’s my conversation with Michelle Dutro on the No Schedule Man podcast:

Podcast Episode Links:

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Connect with Michelle:

The-Game-Changer-Podcast-ArtworkThe Game Changer Podcast: www.thegamechangerpodcast.com
Inner North Star: www.innernorthstar.com
Twitter: @InnerNorthStar
Facebook: /innernorthstar

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8 Responses to “What It Takes To Be a Game Changer: Michelle Dutro – No Schedule Man Podcast, Ep. 24

  • An inspirational and thought provoking post Kevin. You don’t get what you want or get where you are unless you go for it.

    I like the advice that you give though. You need to just let things settle before you pursue your dreams and goals. To have a clear mind.

    I have just started to pursue a dream of mine and create my own website. But you are right when you say you need structure. It’s difficult though when things don’t go out way. We need discipline to keep the dream alive when this happens.

    Do you have any advice to keep the dream alive?

    • Thanks for that, Owain. My advice is to keep re-affirming and keep taking action. Persistence and patience. LOTS of both.
      Wishing you well!
      Kevin

  • Thanks Kevin,

    I’m on a similar path of going for my dreams. I’m happily living an alternate life that is alien to most and I’ve also recently started an online website about my journey. I guess my biggest fear is hitting a wall and running out of steam. I really like this affirmation. I do struggle to make a schedule and find a balance between building my website and life in general. Sometimes I think why I’ve even bothered! But I truly do love sharing my experiences and inspiring others who are also interested in my alternate life of long term travel.

    • Hi Kate,
      I believe I can relate to everything you just shared, other than living the “alternate life.” That part I still aspire to, but I’ve seen your site and admire your work and lifestyle very much. Keep it up, and thanks for visiting here.
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

  • Great podcast with Michelle, Kevin,
    I enjoyed the convo because it touched on a lot of important points like her not having enough self discipline while young and taking attention to develop it by going into the military.
    And the key thought you gave is amazing: “You don’t get what you want. You get what you are.” I had to meditate on it a little longer to appreciate it.
    I like the thought of a structured type of creativity. There was a great writer who said that “a routine is a sign of a man with ambition.”

    Thanks again,
    Seth

    • Hi Seth!
      Thank you for that. I’m very grateful for the kind and encouraging words, and I love this: “A routine is a sign of a man with ambition.”
      I would encourage anyone who sees this to click on your site as well at http://www.thesuccessowl.com. Great stuff!
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

  • Gaylene Nepia
    2 years ago

    Hi Kevin,

    That was amazing and very inspiring.

    “Choosing hope and embracing change and finding opportunities in every challenge, because the challenges are gonna come whether you like it or not”, is so true!

    Michelle’s comment: “Am I doing the best I can do with the natural talents and abilities that I have”, really reinforced some of the things I’ve learned this year.

    2016 has been a time of personal development and growth for me. I’ve taken several courses, read several articles and books, and discovered my capacity to dream big and all it took was for me to change my perception of me. And in doing so, I found my why! I’m not there yet as my new journey is just beginning but I’m “having a ball” along the way. Thanks so much for this post.

    And by the way, you have an excellent radio voice, I guess your experience in the radio broadcasting industry has paid off.

    • Gaylene, thanks for sharing. This is wonderful to hear! I love how you said you “changed my perception of me.” Same here! It sounds like we are on very similar paths. Good for you. I’m really pleased for you and grateful that you’d stop by and leave those thoughtful remarks.
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

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