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[Podcast]Finding True North, Episode 001: A Reason to Hope

Posted June 7, 2013 By Reba J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

I’m so excited to bring to you the very first episode of Finding True North.

Today’s episode shows how hope comes in the midst of turmoil and devastation. It tells how a simple game of softball Softball Pitcherbreathed hope back into the lives and hearts of those in Oklahoma.


Would you share this with your friends? I would love to be able to get the word out and encourage more people. Thanks!


Show Notes:

Episode 001 6-6-13

This is the week that I start a second podcast. This podcast should have aired yesterday but, due to technical difficulties, it didn’t go out. So, you’ll get a podcast today, and another one tomorrow.

Women of Passion will publish every Tuesday and will provide information, tools, technology and tips for women entrepreneurs.

Finding True North will publish every Thursday and will be chocked full of encouragement, motivation and stories that will give you hope.

Be sure to look for both!


[Podcast] Women of Passion, Episode 009: The Big Split

Posted May 29, 2013 By Reba J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

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In today’s episode, I make an announcement regarding my podcast that I think you will be excited about. Also, since it is the week of Memorial Day, I give a patriotic tribute to America.





Today’s podcast is about, well, podcasting. As you’ll hear, I wasn’t always such a raving fan of podcasting. I’m a bit resistant when it comes to new technology but once I finally realized the huge benefit of podcasting, I jumped in with both feet.


Show Notes:

Episode 007 Show Notes

 In today’s episode, I interview novelist Beth K. Vogt.  Her second novelCatch a Falling Star,  hit the bookstore shelves yesterday. She candidly shares about life’s story question, “What do you do when life doesn’t go according to plan?”

Author Beth K. Vogt is living her dream

Author Beth K. Vogt is living her dream


You can also see an interview I did with Beth on May 1, 2012, the day her first novel, Wish You Were Here, launched.








[Podcast] Three Feet From Gold!

Posted May 1, 2013 By Reba J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

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Today’s episode tells the amazing true story of someone who lost millions just because they gave up right before they hit pay dirt. Feel like quitting? Before you do, listen to today’s podcast. 

Also, next week I will be interviewing author Beth K. Vogt about her latest novel, Catch a Falling Star, being released May 7th by Howard Books. You won’t want to miss that. I’ll be giving away a copy of her book next week.

Have you grabbed your free copy of my latest E-book, The Power of One: How Being Authentically YOU Will Change the World? If not, click here to request your copy. See the box on the right side of the page.

Today I am trilled to release my new E-Book:

The Power of ONE: How  Being Authentically YOU Will Change the World

I’m providing it for you absolutely as my treat. Click here to get your complimentary copy:


Look for the request box on the right side of the page. It looks like this:


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 Please let me know how it impacts your life.

 Enjoy today’s podcast!



[Podcast] Episode 003: The World’s Greatest Gift: YOU!

Posted April 17, 2013 By Reba J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

I was excited to talk about my favorite subject today: YOU!  I trust that you will be blessed by it as well. 


Listen to Episode 003 Here

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Show Notes:

Podcast Episode 3: The World’s Greatest Gift: You!

Welcome to this episode of Women of Passion. I’m Reba J. Hoffman and this is THE podcast dedicated to helping women live their dreams. My goal is to give you the tools to help you safely transition from a job you hate to the career you love.

Today’s Episode is Entitled: The World’s Greatest Gift: You!

But first: Today’s Episode is being brought to you by the book:


Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers

by Edie Melson


If you are a writer, entrepreneur or really anyone who needs to connect through Social Media, this is a must read for you. Edie gives clear, concise and easy-to-understand steps to get connected with those who love you and want to follow you.

I believe it is a must-read for entrepreneurs. That’s why you can pick up a copy of Edie’s book by going right to my website:



Today’s Topic: You!

I just love to talk about that topic because YOU really are the World’s Greatest Gift.

I know what you might be thinking: That’s NOT a good thing.

Remember when you were a kid and someone was arrogant? Do you remember how you described them? God’s gift to the human race, or some negative descripter.

But here’s the thing: You really ARE God’s Gift to the world! No foolin!

That’s not a conceded statement at all. Here’s why:

1)   You are uniquely and wonderfully created. No doubt about it.

 2)   You have a purpose on this earth that only you can fulfill. Others could do it, but not like you.

3)   If you don’t do it, there will be a void in the world.


So let’s talk about YOU! And I want to do that in terms of your dreams.

It’s true that some people have pipe dreams. For example, if I were to dream of climbing Mount Everest, that would be a pipe dream. Why? No expedition leader would take me. I’m 55 years old. I have 4 fractures in my lumbar spine and I have a shunt in my head. I’d never make it onto an expedition team.

But here’s the thing: I DON’T have that dream. Not even remotely! I LOVE to read about others who do it. I gain courage from that but I personally have no dream whatsoever to plant my photo and flag at the highest place on earth.

But I do have BIG Dreams. So do you, I’m sure.

You may not know exactly what you want to do or how you would go about doing it. But you do have dreams. What’s more, If you do not live those dreams, here’s what will happen:

  • You’ll get to the end of your life and look back with regrets.
  • The world will be a lesser place to be.
  • Someone else will have to do it and won’t be able to do it just like you.


FACT: latest polls say 9 out of 10 people in our country do NOT live their dreams in life!

So, if that’s true (and it is), then why do so many people not live their dreams?

The greatest reason for everyone who doesn’t life their dream is:


Pure and simple. They are afraid. They feel the fear and stop. They become anxious and run in the other direction.

The next greatest reason is:


No, I’m not referring to not believing they will actually stand on the finish line. Most people don’t believe in themselves. How sad that is!

No one likes a cocky person who thinks they are perfect in every way but most people I meet have gone to the opposite extreme. They have grown up not believing in themselves and their abilities.

But today, I want you to know and embrace who you are. Your uniqueness, gifts and talents.

I want you to understand how powerful you are and that you are a piece of the puzzle that will be missing from our world if you don’t plug in.

The world’s GREATEST gift—in your own unique way—is YOU.


I had several listeners submit questions for today’s topic. Here are a couple of them.

Daisy asked: how can I be the world’s greatest gift and still be humble?

Gretchen asked: I know a lot of people who think they are, you know, “all that”. How can I be truly myself and walk in the power of me without becoming one of those people I hate?

How do you feel about yourself? Do you believe you are the world’s greatest gift? Why or why not? Share it here! 












[Podcast] Why Women Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Posted April 10, 2013 By Reba J. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Women of my generation were taught to keep quiet, not get noticed and don’t step on anyone’s toes. That makes it really tough to think about striking out at your age to live your entrepreneurial dream, doesn’t it? Or does it?

Photo by Mary Denman Mary Denman Photography

Photo by Mary Denman
Mary Denman Photography


Join me for this week’s podcast. Just scroll down and click to listen!

Episode 002 SHOW NOTES