GCM 182 | Your Voice

Do you have a story you want to share with the world? Rodney Flowers’ guest today is Tacy Trump, the Senior Executive Producer with VoiceAmerica Talk Radio. Tacy believes that now more than ever during this pandemic, people need to hear what you have to say. Why? Because many people are suffering, and they need to know that they’re not alone. We are all going through the same thing! You can inspire hundreds and thousands of people just by sharing your story. Join in the conversation, listen to Tacy’s stories and insights, and be encouraged to share your own and get your voice out into the world.

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Getting Your Voice Out Into The World With Tacy Trump

As always, I am excited about this episode. I have Tacy Trump in the studio with me. She is a perpetual student of life, always seeking knowledge and she is the longest-running senior executive producer with VoiceAmerica. She has a love for making the world a smaller, more compassionate and intelligent place. I am excited to have a conversation with her about the game changer mentality. Without further ado, please welcome Tacy Trump to the show. Welcome to the show, Tacy.

Thank you so much, Rodney, for inviting me to your show. I’m excited, grateful and honored because you’re a true game-changer.

Thank you. I’m excited to have you here and I’m glad that you accepted to come on the show. I’m excited about what you do as a podcast host like myself, I know you’ve been in the game producing radio shows for a long time. I want to learn from you about what that’s like, your experiences, some of the people you’ve interviewed, what you’ve learned and some of the takeaways from that experience. Also, how we can help the audience and give them some tips and tools about how they can be game-changers in their own right. I’m glad that you’re here.

Thank you. It’s nice to be here.

Let’s talk about your career as a host producing radio shows for VoiceAmerica. What has that been like for you?

GCM 182 | Your Voice

Your Voice: Inviting someone into your living room or office and listening to a one-on-one hour of fireside chat can make a world of difference in your mindset.

 

It’s amazing. I got a BA degree in Studio Arts in London. I did design abroad and then back in the US. I did that for quite a few years. A friend showed me a newspaper article for a producer and I said, “You’re silly. I have no radio experience.” They love the fact that I’ve lived all over the country and abroad for eight years and I could talk to anyone. I find people fascinating. Going on several years with probably closer to 400 shows I’ve produced, I find beautiful people and they’re like my babies. I take care of my hosts and they go on for years with me. I’m lucky as a producer. I help people get their voice out to the world. We have so much knowledge and so many amazing stories. There are people across the world that you can connect with and those minds can create positivity. It’s those things that always give back so I help develop people’s talent, meet their goals and get their voice out. It’s their legacy. It’s timeless. Many people can benefit from it. I’m passionate.

You mentioned getting people’s voice out there. Why is that so important to you especially during a time like now?

A lot of people feel alone in the world, especially now with isolation. They need to know that however they might be suffering that there are other people that are going through the same thing and they’re not alone. One conversation can do that. It can cheer you up a bit knowing, “I’m not fighting this depression or whatever it might be alone,” and gaining some tips from brilliant minds. Knowing you’re not alone, that’s so important right now. Inviting someone into your living room or office and listening to one hour of fireside chat can make a world of difference in your mindset.

I agree with that especially now. A lot of pain and suffering is happening for a lot of people. To know first of all that you’re not alone. Other people are experiencing pain and suffering as well, but here’s what they’re doing to cope with it. Here’s what they’re doing to get over it and move past it. That’s important as well to know, “I’m not alone. Try this. This is what we were doing and it seems to be working,” or maybe some other strategies that you could hear in those conversations as well. That’s the point. People should be willing to speak out about the things that they’re going through and experiencing.

A lot of times when we’re going through something, we want people to see all the beautiful, luxurious and great side of us, but the part that’s causing us pain or discomfort, we try to hide that under the rug. It’s important to use your voice to let people know, “I’ve been through this. This is my story.” VoiceAmerica, podcasts and other means of media are useful to get their story told. I encourage people to do so. I believe that we’re all on the same team as a human race. We experience different experiences. We’re all out here in what I call the field of adversity. We’re trying to win on the field of adversity.

We’re in this game. We have these experiences. It’s important that we share what those experiences are like because we’re all on the same team. I need to understand what it is that you’re going through. I want to hear your story. That’s something that I may be able to glean from that can help me play my game a little bit better. By you telling that story, getting it out of you, it helps you play better because now you’re not holding on to it as if there’s something that makes you different, unaccepted or isolated in the world. It’s just your experience from the position that you play in the game on the field of adversity.

I love that field of adversity. We can’t get time back. We have to live in the present and not dwell on the past, but the future can be beautiful. We can start life over tomorrow. Always looking at the positive is so crucial. In any situation, give me any situation, I’ll find a positive out of it. I wanted to say a quick thing that I could relate with when I’m reading your life story, which is amazing if I can mention that?

Sure.

Many years ago, I tore off my Achilles completely. I couldn’t walk for 5.5 months. I didn’t even know if I could walk after all that time. It was difficult. My cat died the day I came back from surgery so that topped it off. I used to get so nerved up about things and put my life in chaos because I’d worry about things. When that happened, that went out the window, because I got a whole new mindset that after I could walk and everything, that this is just another hill. It’s not a mountain. I know that shortly I’m going to look back at this and I might even laugh at it. It’s strictly temporary. You know you’re going to get past it and look back. Since then, I haven’t stressed the big things.

When we go through challenges, sometimes it feels this is never going to end. It’s like, “Why me? I want this to go away right now.” Over time, when you adjust and adapt, you look back, and you’re like, “It wasn’t that bad after all.” We feel that way only after we have gone through it. What I love about going through challenges is the very act of getting through them. It gives you the past experience, the history of, “I can get through this because I went through that.” Sometimes it’s good to look back at what you have been through to give you that motivation and inspiration that you can get through what you may be experiencing.

It’s like the expression, “I’ve got this is.” I use that a lot to myself.

If you think about life in general, it can be difficult. To conceive is a challenge. It’s one in a million, but then it happens. It’s a delicate process. A lot of things can go wrong. Inevitably, you and I are here. There are six billion other people are here on this planet as well. That thought alone speaks resilience. It speaks that there’s a purpose behind my existence and this thing that I may be going through is a temporary thing. That’s the thing that I would say to myself. You said, “I’ve got this,” and I would say, “This is only temporary. It’s not going to last forever.” It’s just one way to say, “Keep going.”

Hopefully, we look back and laugh at it someday.

Sometimes, when we’re in it, it seems difficult. By the time you get over it, it’s trivial. That was my challenge and I’m over it now.

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You’re grateful that you went through it because it taught me spirituality and praying. I talked to angels. It taught me that I had an angel lady and a long-distance Reiki person working on me when I was healing. It opened my whole world to spirituality.

You grew and developed through the process. You came out better than you were before you went in?

It’s leaps and bounds.

I’ve asked a lot of people this and I’ve gotten various answers. Why do you think it is that whenever the challenge shows up, most people come out better than they were before they went into the challenge? Why do you think that is?

I don’t think we learn unless we learn the hard way. That’s what my late father always said. He is wise and a genius. The most valuable things in life, we learned the hard way. We have to go through the pain to get the glory it seems or those things that are the most monumental parts of our lives. You can choose not to grow from it and stay in that dark place. Unfortunately, some people do or you can say, “I’m on this planet for a purpose. I know I have work to do so I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to get up.”

When I hear that, I totally agree. To take the conversation further, that leads me to believe that challenges and obstacles that we face in life are somewhere necessary. Without them, do you think we will still have that level of growth? Do you think we would still have that level of evolution? I don’t think we could get the juice without the squeeze.

Being resilient with that makes us stronger throughout life. The hardest things you go through make us so much stronger somehow, some way. They’re like lessons we have to learn in our life or something.

The key here is not so much not wanting to go through a challenge. The key here is managing your mindset, your perception or the challenge itself is managing the resistance. That’s the key. You can manage it if something comes. It’s like being on a football field, the field of adversity. When the resistance shows up, you don’t throw in the towel and be like, “You guys are playing us too hard. Can you lighten up on your defense? You guys are messing up my game here.” You step up and you try to figure out how to get beyond it, how to overcome it.

Without the defense on the field, there would be no game. Without challenges in life, there will be no life. You can’t live life without that. If you do, there’s nothing. It’s not exciting. It’s not interesting. There’s no growth. There’s no evolution. Being in this game for a while, having gone through what I’ve been through and having clients, coaching people, even being on this show interviewing people. What I’m getting from this is it’s necessary for life to have these challenges. It’s a part of it. It’s the mindset towards them when they show up. That’s the key. That’s going to be the discriminator between how you overcome it and how you play the resistance. Whatever outcome you get from the resistance showing up depends on how your mindset is towards it and your perception.

It’s how we react to it. I used to get upset over things. I can’t stand it when people are confrontational or shouting. I don’t like it. From years ago, I’d rather walk away and think about it, collect myself, collect my thoughts and keep it peaceful. There’s no point in shouting. That’s the mindset and your reaction to things. My reaction is to retreat if I can and think about it first.

You have a conscious reaction instead of a fight or flight response. That’s what happens to us in a lot of situations with COVID-19, some of the social injustice that happened, and many of the things that show up in our life. The first step to resilience is self-regulation and control. Anytime you’re trying to bounce back from something, you first have to get present. You have to get into a place of controlling your thoughts. When something happens, something that’s especially devastating or traumatic, you’re in a fight or flight response. You’re not consciously thinking. You’re reacting. You’re coming up with the best reaction to the situation that you can think of at that time. It doesn’t mean there’s not a better way. Maybe that’s beneficial for that time, but it’s not long term.

In fight or flight, there’s so much adrenaline. I don’t think we can control that. Once we start getting our conscious mind going, overtaking that, maybe we learn as we live to do that, to let that start to kick in if we’re in fight or flight? I’m not sure. I know that I’m much better at handling situations.

It should become a habit. I do and I’m not afraid to say that. If we can breathe and think about what the next response should be and how it is going to serve me? A lot of the responses that we take don’t serve us that well. We think about the short term benefit of that response, but not so much the long term. The short term is to the detriment of the long term benefit in some cases. We have to think about, “How is my response?” Especially our thinking about the situation. I believe if you can control your thinking, you can control your behavior. Behavior is a result of what you’ve been thinking, how you feel and how you believe. If you can control that part, if you can bring that part in life because a lot of times we think things that are not true. We think the worst thing that can happen and we go with it.

2020 is all you need to say, “It’s another 2020.” It’s been a rough game, but we can still laugh, smile and put positive things out there so that says a lot for us.

We can still win. I published a newsletter about the fourth quarter of 2020. The game isn’t over. I relate it back to when I was in high school and I was playing football. At the end of the third quarter, when the whistle blew, which indicated the beginning of the fourth, my teammates and I would hold our hands up to the sky. We’ll hold up four fingers. We would start yelling, “Four.”

What that meant was everything that happened in this game from the 1st to the 3rd quarter, that was irrelevant now. It was the fourth quarter. This was the last quarter of the game. Nothing mattered but what we were going to do in this quarter to win this game. If that meant we have to change our strategies, do things differently and maybe even changed positions to win, that’s what we were willing to do. I feel that where we are right now. Within the third quarter, we could figure out a game plan. What would be a win for us? If you could walk away from 2020 and meet an objective or do something to create some type of success in your life that you could classify as a win for you, what would that look like? Go for it. Do it. That way, you can look at 2020, not as this horrible year that disrupted everything in my life, but you can look at how you were able to adjust, adapt, flex and still pull out a win even in the midst of something like what happened in 2020. It’s so important because here’s the thing although this game is coming to an end in 2020, there’s another game coming up in 2021. We don’t know what that looks like yet because we’re not there. That gives you momentum, going into 2021, going into the next game.

What I loved about coaches, even though there was a disparity in the score and it was almost impossible to come back to it or even if we try and we scored, but we did not win. Whatever you do between now and the end of 2020, is either going to create momentum for you going into 2021 or the next game or not. Why not give yourself that momentum? If you can pull out a win or pull out some type of success, execute some plays that are beneficial for your personal life or your business, your team and you can take that momentum going into the next game. That’s the mindset of a winner.

I’ve wanted to go for about a year. It will be a year in January 2021 to Miami to stay in Cocoa Beach with a rooftop pool in this snazzy little hotel by the beach and go to the beach. That’s something I deserve because I work hard and that’s a little goal. When traveling gets easier and stuff and hopefully, we don’t have to wear masks in the near future then regardless, I’m going to the beach somehow for my birthday where it’s warm. Set a little goal for yourself. Maybe not in January, maybe in the summer, but I’m going to the beach as soon as I can travel.

I love that too because you’re not focused on the resistance. When most people talk about 2020, they talk about the resistance, everything that happened, what the differences are, what challenges they had to overcome. I got that, it’s a real thing.

GCM 182 | Your Voice

Your Voice: Looking at the positive is so crucial in any situation.

 

Find a rainbow or something to look forward to. Treat yourself. Get that new dress, even though you wouldn’t.

I wouldn’t know if I look too good in a dress. I haven’t tried that. I don’t think I want to.

I dressed my late ex-husband as a woman and people thought he was a woman.

You must have done a fantastic job.

I did. It was a little unnerving. The ocean is my soul healing place. When I can get to the ocean when it’s warm enough to swim, I stay for 2 or 3 hours and swim the whole time and my soul is all healed. I bounce back.

You know what to do from a recovery standpoint to get yourself to reset.

To reset your soul, that’s a nice little saying there. I like that. That’s what the ocean does.

It’s important for all of us to have that. As an athlete, when he comes off the field, he knows he needs to go get that massage and a hot bath, or either get into a nice tub because he knows when he does this he’ll be able to perform during the next game or the next practice. His resilience is based on his recovery.

You have to treat yourself like you did with the baths. That sounds nice, a bath and a massage. I could use that.

When we talk about how are you going to finish out 2020 or how are you going to go into 2021, what type of recovery plans are you going to put in place to keep yourself in a strong state of resilience? Knowing what you need to do, what practices you can put in place to keep yourself in a place of bouncing back, staying strong, being able to stay in the game. These are as important as the activities that you have to perform every day. The tasks that you set out for yourself every day. Let me ask you, you’ve been in a game. You’ve been a host for many years.

I’m a producer. I was never a host, but I will be in 2021. I’m going to co-host a show.

I like that. It’s futuristic speaking. I love that too. What has allowed you longevity as a producer?

People are fascinating. I could never get tired of talking to nice, intelligent, compassionate and brilliant people. I connect great minds together. It’s like listening to Einstein sometimes so I could never tire of it. I love my hosts. They’re my extended family. They’re my babies and I take care of them. My longest-running show is more than 17 years, many over 10 and a few over 15. A lot of my hosts stay forever and it’s neat. We keep in touch even if they don’t.

You love what you do. You have a lot of passion for it. You haven’t felt tired or any type of thing that would cause you to sometimes experience burnout or tiredness. What keeps you from getting tired?

You made me think of a new plan too. If I have tons of different hosts and guests not turning up and people, sometimes I am tearing my hair out. Good thing, it’s down to my waist at this point, but sometimes I am because I’m multitasking all day straight through with multiple hosts and guests. Sometimes things get hectic, but I’ll go to the pool and meditate there. That’s my meditation. The water is my friend. Sitting outside with the palm trees in the pool. You gave me an idea to bring books out there because I have probably 150 books easily from different hosts and guests. Even when I can’t swim, I can sit by the pool. I’m going to make that a new practice if I need to de-stress so thank you for that.

It’s funny that I didn’t mention that specifically. I love the water. I have a connection with large bodies of water. My favorite thing is being in the water especially the ocean. I love getting in there. Everyone should do that at least once a year.

We have that in common. I have a mermaid tail and you probably have a merman tail. We have to get our tails wet.

If I’m not in it, I love to be on it in a boat or something like that. I could get the same level of energy back in by sitting by the water.

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I can do that in the winter. I can bundle up and bring a good book.

I can sit by the water and take in all the beauty of it. There is something about it that recharges me. When I’m thinking about, “I’m burnt out,” or I want to go on vacation, the first thing that comes to my mind is the beach. It’s the water.

Where do you live, Rodney?

I’m in Maryland.

In Baltimore?

I’m a couple of hours from Baltimore.

I lived on Federal Hill with my ex-husband and he died there. The only reason I go back is for Bertha’s Mussels on Fell’s Point. They do gourmet of different blends of mussels. You take a water taxi. It’s beautiful. We lived above the harbor in Federal Hill for two years.

That’s a beautiful area.

Also the cross street market around the corner. Maryland’s nice so where do you go for your ocean for the Zen? Do you go to Florida?

One of the places I love is Florida Beach. I live on the water here.

That’s perfect.

I have a staycation type of arrangement here. Whenever I need to reset, I can go out my front door and go for a little walk and I’m there on the ocean. It’s the overflow of the Potomac River.

I hope someday but the pool does for now. Overlooking this beautiful pool with a fountain miniature pool in the middle of it. I’m going to go under the fountain and get a massage for my shoulders right after this. That’s like a Zen right there, but you have real water.

It’s nice and has a lot of activities like boats, water sports and things like that are happening all throughout the summer. There’s a park with nice sitting areas and things like that. It’s nice and it’s not too loud. Even though all of that’s going on, you can still go and find a place that’s quiet where you can take in the scenery.

We can both have our zen amidst this isolation type situation. We can still go to the water. We’re lucky.

I’ve been doing it.

I fly an hour to San Diego from here and go to Pacific Beach, PB. I stay a block from the beach to this cute little two-star motel. I don’t care. I’m there to go on the water anyway and go out to dinner. It’s awesome. It’s an hour flight. I’m at the beach from Phoenix.

Where you live is nice as well. I know you’re in Tempe, but I love to visit Scottsdale.

That’s nearby. It’s around the corner.

There’s not a lot of water there but it’s beautiful.

I’ll have to meet you next time you’re in town. That’d be fun.

I love that place. I like to go when it’s cold here on the East Coast. Around February and March, I like to get away and go to Scottsdale, Arizona and hang out there.

We’ll have lunch at the Waterfront on Camelback. It is nice here. We can’t complain but the summer has been brutal. Staying home is nice like working from home. You’re safe. I feel safe and I get to get up and walk on the patio, get some fresh air then go back. It’s nice and I don’t have to get all dressed up. We’re lucky to work from home.

GCM 182 | Your Voice

Your Voice: There’s a purpose behind your existence, and this challenge you’re going through right now is just a temporary thing.

 

It’s the pivot in the way we and the corporations do business and how they structure their workforce. That’s the beginning of a change that is going to keep on evolving. The way we do work now is going to be a lot different. I don’t think we’ll go back to the exact way it used to be. We evolve from this change.

From brick and mortar to long distance. They always say that about the future and save a lot of money from rent. You do miss people. It’s nice to have interactions, but you don’t have many. We have so many shows starting because we do live international talk radio so people can call in and have live interviews and everything. I’ve been doing it for many years. It’s like being in a studio anywhere in the world. The engineers make that happen. They connect everyone. It’s amazing.

With things the way they are, if someone wanted to host a show, how would they go about doing that nowadays?

I’d have to be their producer. If they’re reading and they respect you, that’s good enough for me. VoiceAmerica.com is our network. You can look me up on that. I could talk to you about plans for a show and how we could design it, brand it around you and figure it out from there. We’ll see if it’s a good fit and see how we develop it. If you have experience or not, sponsors or not, we do have partnerships. We can discuss all that and see where it goes. My email is Tacy.Trump@VoiceAmerica.com. My phone numbers (480) 294-6421. Anyone reading can give me a call. We’ll see if we can make you shine out there globally. I try to make them all stars. I have a show that I want to get you on, Rodney. Barry Shore is one of my babies. He was a paraplegic and had the same type of thing. You guys are similar. Now he walks and swims every day. He lives in California. We’re going to get you on a show because you two will love each other.

I’m looking forward to that. I love doing these things because it gives you a chance to get your story out there. It gives me a chance to get my story out there. One of the things that I want to say is going through a situation like what I went through is traumatizing. It is the most difficult thing that I’ve ever had to deal with. It has been the challenge of my life, that’s what it’s been and it’s still challenging to be honest with you.

To get on a show like this or stage or write a book or put out a publication or something like that provides real-life emotion and feeling, and solutions to those feelings and even some of the physical aspects of that experience. It makes all of the suffering, difficulty, practice, all the trying, the falling and getting back up all worth it. It’s one thing to be on the left side of the mountain and the mountain is in front of you. You don’t have a whole lot to give, but when you get on the other side of it, you have so much value to give that it makes the climb worth it. That’s what I’m at. It’s so worth it. To meet other people like this guy that you mentioned, to vibe with him, get on his show and have these types of conversations makes it all worth it.

He’s called the Ambassador of Joy. He’s the happiest man you’ve ever talked to. Jack Canfield said it was the most interesting interview he ever had when he interviewed him in his mansion if you don’t mind. He turned everything around. He went through a lot, starting to walk again, swimming and everything. You too are resilient and you also help others. You get your voice out there. Radio is beautiful because it’s timeless and authentic, straight from the heart. It’s not TV with makeup and all of that. It’s straight from the heart. It’s a fireside chat. In 50 years, someone could be tuning to this and they might cheer up or something.

We talked about it a little bit, we alluded to it. To be on the air and have these conversations lets people know that overcoming success, bouncing back, and all of those things are possible. Faith comes by hearing. When you can hear those success stories over and over, you can hear, “This guy over here did this. This guy over there,  he came back from that.” It gives you hope and the inspiration that maybe it’s possible for me, “They did it, why not me?” I love these types of platforms. They’re so useful.

It’s amazing. I have a former host that lives in Israel, Joan Jacobs. She is all about the mind over the body. She’s helped people with major chronic diseases and things. She’s showing that the mind can control what happens to you if you control your fate. It’s like you said it’s your mindset. It was all in the mindset that I’m going to walk again. You’ve skydive, traveled the world and you’ve done all of that when they probably said you could never do that.

They said that I would be a vegetable for the rest of my life.

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It’s amazing what you’ve done. To me, you get a gold medal as a game-changer.

I appreciate that.

You’ve won.

That’s what I’m trying to do with my team. I’m not going to call them my tribe. They’re my team. I’m playing the game with them. I’m coaching and playing all at the same time. We’re in this together and I want everyone to win. It’s important that they win. If I’m winning, they have to win. Even if I’m not winning, I still want them to win. Someone has to win. What do we need to do to get people to win? It’s the game-changer mentality.

It’s a mindset.

Let me ask you, what is your part in changing the world? What is that for you?

I’ve always loved art. I got my BA in London and had an exhibition. I love music. I used to play guitar, vocals. Both of those are my true passions. Radio is the perfect transition to change the world through creating, branding and developing shows through people’s minds and passion for what they do and wanting to change the world. Vicariously, I’d say that my hosts helped me accomplish that because like you are, we’re all on the same team. We’re all playing to win in different ways and together.

We’re partners in crime in that one. Making the world a smaller more compassionate place is my little saying, more intelligent place. I help them to get their thoughts out, how to speak globally, how to do a show and always give them creative tips on how we can get you out there and make you shine? What are your strengths? Who can we align you with? Let’s get you out there. The world’s a small place when you do that. In changing the world, I help people get their knowledge out there and develop their legacy for the future. They helped me to accomplish that.

I’ve been doing this now for years as a host and one of the things I’ve learned from this is the value is in your story and your contribution. A lot of people want to get into this game to make money and that’s okay, I get it. We all want nice things. We got to eat. We got to survive and money plays an important role. What’s more valuable in what you do in this game and how you change the world is your contribution and what you are given. Being about you and that unique way in how you play the game and win. How you manage your resistance, the way you’re able to maneuver around the challenges and obstacles, the gift that you have that you give to other people that inspire them or brings about change. That’s what value is.

We’re all here for a purpose and it’s to better the world. We don’t know how short of time we might be here. We’re blessed to be here and be alive and hopefully healthy. Let’s do something compassionate and make the world a smaller place so let’s do it. There’s no reason why we can’t. Let’s make a footprint. It’s like that saying, we work hard for everything that we have, but we should always leave the woodpile higher than how we found it. Leave the world a better place than it was when we arrived here. That should be a mission for everyone because we’re all one and everyone makes a positive contribution to help others. That’s going to increase tenfold.

Tacy, thank you for coming to the show. This has been a great conversation. You’re a wonderful person. I love your energy and your personality. Thanks for hanging out with me and sharing your story with me. I appreciate it.

Thank you so much, Rodney. It’s an honor and it’s been such a pleasure. I enjoyed speaking with you too. I’m definitely going to get you on Barry’s show. You two will have a fit more than once I’m sure of it.

I’m looking forward to it. Before we go, we always ask every guest who comes on the show the game changer mentality question. If there’s a takeaway, one thing that you will want to leave with us, regarding this question, what would it be? We talked about many things. As it relates to people bouncing back from adversity, dominating their challenges, and consistently winning at the game of life, what would you say is the number one tip to help them do that?

Always keep your dreams alive so you have something to look forward to. Find the positive in any situation and don’t let yourself stress things. Know that you can control your mindset and I’m going to look back and possibly laugh. Everything’s a small step, not a mountain, and you’ll stay younger and happier. Know that you’re going to look back on that shortly. You’re going to get through it, jump over it and swim around it. Whatever it takes, you’re going to get over that and look back on it. Look at things in a positive manner and everything. Try to find the positives that will keep you happy.

Tacy Trump, thank you so much for coming on the show. I appreciate you.

Thank you, Rodney Flowers. It’s been a pleasure.

There you have another successful episode. Keep your dreams alive. Find the positive in every situation. Don’t let yourself the stress. Control your mindset. These are good tips to stay in the game and to change the game. To think about these things, sometimes we tend to forget when we get into that fight or flight response. We forget these small tips here, these little characters and tricks that we can exercise to keep us in the game. I want to encourage you to take Tacy Trump up on these little things here to stay in the game. Before we overreact to a situation, let’s take that step back. Before we let go of our dream, let’s take that step back. Before we feel like this situation is over, let’s take that step back to find the positive in that situation. Until next time, stay strong. I will see you in the next episode. Thank you.

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About Tacy Trump

GCM 182 | Your VoiceTacy Trump joined VoiceAmerica in 2002 and is the network’s most veteran Senior Executive Producer. She has developed many long running original and innovative shows, most on air for more than a decade. Tacy found her calling here almost 19 years ago and the rest is history. She has not only a keen eye for talent, but also supports her hosts to further their media objectives and marketing by working closely with each host to make their important messages shine. She is currently producing over 20 shows. Tacy manages a portfolio of clients on the Business, Empowerment, Variety, Health & Wellness, and Influencers channels. Her clients appear regularly in national and international media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, Fox as a result of their long running shows. Prior to joining World Talk Radio, LLC/VoiceAmerica, Tacy worked internationally and domestically for several companies on their marketing, design, and public relations efforts. Tacy received her BA in Studio Arts from Richmond, The American International University in London. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and lives in Tempe, AZ with her two feline companions.

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