The Brass Ring Blog: Catching our own “Brass Ring”

First off, Happy Birthday America! For a country that’s a couple hundred years old, you’re not looking too shabby. Keep up the good work!

It is fitting that we here at TBR declare our own bit of independence today. We’re announcing that The Brass Ring radio program is taking a bit of a sabbatical from recording shows for a while so I can concentrate on two very exciting projects – and producer Marc is coming along for the ride as well. (After all, no one is better at helping me keep my balance when I am reaching out to catch my own brass ring!)

The first ring involves TBR specifically. We are writing a book. We’re not thinking about writing a book, we’re not planning on writing a book, we ARE writing a book. (It’s all about putting things out to the world you know!) We are looking to feature some of the best “Brass Ring” stories that we’ve featured on the show and highlight them in book form. Motivational and inspirational stories from every day people who have caught their own brass ring in life. We are also going to bring their stories up to date and catch up with some of the interviews we have hosted over the many years of programs. It’s going to take some time, as we have to cull through lots of interviews, putting their stories to paper (well…digital paper) and work on their follow-ups as well. Producer Marc, who is also a writer, will be helping the process along, sharing his own brass ring story as well – overcoming child abuse, sexual abuse and a broken home to become a productive husband, father of two and successful communications professional. He really is an amazing guy.

The second “Brass Ring” involves my moving forward on a sitcom concept my fellow attorney, Rhonda, and I have been developing over the past year. We just received some great feedback on our idea from key folks in the “biz,” and they have urged us to get them a script for a pilot! I have to keep the details under wraps for right now – but trust me, I will be sharing the details of our “ride” with you as soon I can.

In the meantime, The Brass Ring Radio Network will continue on! Our goal is to work with other motivation-minded radio hosts to provide the best in inspirational talk radio for the Internet. New hosts are due on board this month, and we will still be producing occasional special TBR segments for the network as well. Needless to say – we will be very busy during the second half of 2012!

We will use this website to keep you updated on our own “Brass Ring” stories, along with others throughout the rest of 2012. Please continue to email us with your own stories! They just might make the book….

The smell of popcorn and cotton candy is in the air. The merry go round music has started playing. Marc is on a white horse, I am climbing onto a gold one. And the brass rings are right above each one of us. It’s time we all reach out to catch a brass ring!

TBR Podcast: Michele Mattia – Get Your Voice On (Segment 1)

Michele Mattia is a Best Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Thought Leader, certified Life Design Coach, and Creative Strategist. She believes our lives should not be lived compartmentalized and embraces the philosophy of living our Absolute Truth in every area. Life Design is about the “whole” of who you are and the balance of mind, body and spirit. Michele emphasizes the importance of maintaining a strong focus on our Life’s Dash. The “Dash” is the precious time between arrival and departure from this world that so many of us take for granted.

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TBR Podcast: Michele Mattia – Get Your Voice On (Segment 2)

Michele Mattia is a Best Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Thought Leader, certified Life Design Coach, and Creative Strategist. She believes our lives should not be lived compartmentalized and embraces the philosophy of living our Absolute Truth in every area. Life Design is about the “whole” of who you are and the balance of mind, body and spirit. Michele emphasizes the importance of maintaining a strong focus on our Life’s Dash. The “Dash” is the precious time between arrival and departure from this world that so many of us take for granted.

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