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About Stuff I Learned Yesterday

Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a podcast that aims to encourage, inspire, challenge, motivate, and improve the lives of those who listen to it. Stuff I Learned Yesterday is released each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each episode ranges from 5-15 minutes long and contain short stories based on real events and lessons learned by the hosts. Friday episodes are called the Friday Forum and are filled with inspirational and motivational thoughts submitted by Stuff I Learned Yesterday listeners. Submit your story for a Friday Forum episode by calling 304-837-2278, visiting our feedback page, or click on the Send a Voice Message button on the left hand side of this page.

SILY Episode 442-Friday Forum

SILY Episode 442-Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Linda, Faith, and Dani. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More…

SILY Episode 441 – When a Weakness is Really a Strength

SILY Episode 441 – When a Weakness is Really a Strength

I met my husband, Derek, in 2009 when I moved in right next door to him. At the time, he drove a 1970s yellow VW pop top bus. He often pulled his coffee table outside in his front yard to have drinks with friends, and he always mowed his lawn wearing rain boots. Because these were the only things I knew about him, I figured he was a bit of a hippy, and I was cool with that. But as we started dating, and especially after we got married, I discovered that he wasn’t as carefree as I initially had him pegged for being. In fact, he was kind of a worrier, and I turned out to be the more carefree, risk taker in the relationship. Read More…

SILY Episode 440 – I Have, I Do, and I Will

SILY Episode 440 – I Have, I Do, and I Will

We crossed the line where we had been together longer than we had not in our whole lifetimes when we were 37 years old and I’m confident that we will be one of those couples that celebrates our 30th, 40th, and who knows maybe even 50th anniversaries together.Read more…

SILY Episode 439- Family, Where You Should Be Yourself

SILY Episode 439- Family, Where You Should Be Yourself

The end of each year brings multiple opportunities to be with family. It can be a hard time of year or a good time of year. With family, you should be yourself. So why is that it not the case so much of the time? Read more…

SILY Episode 438- Can You Hear Me now

SILY Episode 438- Can You Hear Me now

Times are changing. Our original plan was to get our kids a cell phone when they started driving. We thought that before then, it would be a waste to get them a phone. I think I also thought back to when I was a kid. I would ride my bike around the dirt roads for miles around our house and it was no big deal. My parents didn’t always know where I was and that was never a problem.

Is that true? I’m sure that’s not the case. I’m sure there were plenty of times when my parents would have liked to be able to call me or my brothers up and find out where we were, tell us to get home for dinner, or just make sure we were okay. Of course, cell phones weren’t a viable option in those days. Read More…

SILY Episode 437-Friday Forum

SILY Episode 437-Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! IIn today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Mike. Mike shares lessons he has learned by observing the diffusion of responsibility principle in his family, co-workers, and himself. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More…

SILY Episode 436- Leading Your Passion Instead of Following It

SILY Episode 436- Leading Your Passion Instead of Following It

You hear follow your passion all the time. But a potential problem with that is that sometimes your passion turns out to not be profitable. And what do you do if you feel like you don’t have a passion, or you don’t know what it it is? It’s seems pretty impossible to follow something that you haven’t even found yet. Also, the idea of following something indicates that you’re at the mercy of it. Wherever it takes you, you just tag along. That idea doesn’t sound appealing to me. It actually sounds passive. I like the idea of having more control over my journey. A better idea is to lead your passion. Read More…

SILY Episode 435 – The Fruits of Your Labor

SILY Episode 435 – The Fruits of Your Labor

Enjoying the fruits of our labor is more than just enjoying the food on our table. The fruits of your labor are the rewards that come from a job well done. It doesn’t matter whether the job you are doing is growing fruits or vegetables, creating a new product, or writing a book. You are investing yourself into the effort – your time, your money, your resources. Read more …

SILY Episode 434 – On My Honor

SILY Episode 434 – On My Honor

I started Cub Scouts as a boy in the second grade back in 1978 and stayed active through Boy Scouts until my junior year in high school. I achieved a lot, I learned a lot, I built a lot of great friendships, but, I never got my Eagle Scout rank. I was a working lad from the age of 14 on in some capacity or another. By the time I was a junior I could drive and I was pulled away from Scouts by the fumesRead more …

SILY Episode 433- Paralyzed by Possibilities

SILY Episode 433- Paralyzed by Possibilities

The year was 1992. I was 16 years old and like most 16 year olds, I wanted a car. My parents couldn’t afford to buy me a car so if I wanted a car, I had to save the money and buy it myself. That reason was one of the factors that I considered when I chose to live with my grandparents for the summer. They lived within walking distance of several places where I could get a summer job, and that meant money! Read More…

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