June 23, 2020
It's been nearly a year since my last podcast. I am not sure how you all were able to make it without me ;)
The pandemic didn't get me behind the mic because Zoom had me so busy in front of the computer. But with everything being magnified right now around racial injustice, and having spent the last few weeks listening, having thoughtful conversations, and just reflecting - I wanted to share my perspective as a white man in America.
This episode is called "My White Privilege."
September 5, 2019
Welcome to Season 4 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast!
In Episode 118 Travis talks on the topic...Surrender or Suffer! He details his busy summer on the road and shares how dealing with the logistics and uncertainties of travel make for the perfect master course classroom for surrendering. He also shares his recent experience with Hurricane Dorian and how that too is a great teacher and lesson in surrendering and managing your thoughts, emotions, and reactions!
To find out more about Travis - check out his site www.LiveYesAnd.com
June 10, 2019
Father's Day is quickly approaching here in the United States - so what better time to think about the importance of fatherhood? In Episode 117 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast, Travis brings back Perry Towle to talk about the modern dad.
Perry is the creator of Ungloo, and the purpose of Ungloo in Perry's words is to provide "simple tools, inspiration, videos and group support (online and in Boulder, CO) to propel hands-on fathers into a new world of mental, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional well being. We focus on fathers because we are at a time in history when dads are more hands-on with their children than ever and participating domestically more than ever before."
Interesting, right? So, let's dig into Episode 117 with Perry and talk about a more evolved expression of fatherhood!
This podcast is also in partnership with our amazing friends at Inspired to Give!
Click here to check out Ungloo, as well as the Daily Tracker that we reference numerous times in the podcast!
May 19, 2019
Okay, perhaps I need to change the name to the "Every 3 Months Yes, And Podcast!" I apologize, it has been awhile. But I am back - for now!
So where has Travis been? Listen to find out.
Besides hearing Travis' excuses for not publishing in the last 3 months, you'll hear the analogy of the Chinese bamboo plant and how it is relevant to your life.
Seriously, the success and growth you are striving for correlates to the life of the bamboo plant.
Come on, you know you are curious now!!??
So, enjoy Episode 116 of the YAP!
February 18, 2019
"You're on my team too!"
This came to me today while sitting behind a car with a "Trump/Pence" bumper sticker.
"You're on my team too!"
This came to me yesterday when the parents of the youth soccer team we were playing had to be removed from the field and it seemed the situation was escalating.
"You're on my team too!"
This is what I think of when I go into new environments and feel like an outsider, and I am worried about what they are going to think of me.
Listen to Episode 115 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast - and find out how you are also on my team too!
January 24, 2019
I will not make any excuses. It has been a long time since the last podcast. Over two months to be exact. I am ashamed to call this "The Weekly Yes, And Podcast." It's more like "The Every Once In Awhile Podcast."
No excuses. And I do apologize.
It has been a busy two months (still no excuses) and I am grateful for everything that has gone on before, during, and after the holidays!
By the way...Happy New Year everyone!
So...Episode 114 gets you all caught up on all of the exciting things going on, especially our second annual Holiday Hope for the Homeless that was a huge success!
But the real point of Episode 114 is the idea that It Only Takes One. That's it. You. Me. The guy sitting next to me in Panera wearing a fedora. Bold move by the way.
If you look at the news and the problems we are facing today, it sure doesn't feel like one of us is big enough to do too much. And that is where we are wrong.
In fact, it only takes one person to cause a shift and inspire a total transformation. It happens all of the time, but it requires some serious courage to do so. But this is courage not exclusive to superheroes...it is in all of us.
Do you have it in you? (You do)
Listen to Episode 114 and let's get doing this together!
Now excuse me while I head off to the fedora store!
PS - Make sure to check out our friends at Inspired to Give! They are our partners in this podcast!
November 19, 2018
#RakFriday18 is here! This has become by far my favorite day of the year. It is a celebration of humanity. It is a day that proves and reinforces the goodness that is in all of us, and the willingness to get out there and show it to others.
We started RAK Friday about 6 years ago, and it has grown every year since. We have schools, companies, teams, and groups of all kinds getting together this year in order to create RAK Teams.
The reason we started RAK Friday was because of how overpowering Black Friday has become. It's a menace to Thanksgiving, and represents the opposite of what we all really appreciate about the holidays, but still get sucked into it.
So, instead of spending the day in that consumption mindset, what if you spent the entire day looking for ways to bless other people - thus transforming Black Friday into RAK Friday.
Our goal this year is to have 2,018 Random Acts of Kindness performed and then shared on social media using the hashtag #RakFriday18. And this year, when you share your RAK, post your team name with a chance to win prizes!
Click here to watch this year's video.
Click here to visit the Rak Friday Facebook page!
Get out there and get your RAK on everyone!
November 12, 2018
Imagine being this close...to one of your biggest goals...and coming up just short, not once...but twice within a few months? Travis' guest on The Weekly Yes, And Podcast for this week knows what it feels like to succeed at the highest level...and the pain of just missing out.
Logan Panchot is a college sophomore and is already an NCAA National Champion as a member of the Stanford Cardinal Men's Soccer Team. On the eve of the NCAA Tournament Selection, Logan was gracious enough to jump on the phone with Travis to talk about the mindset, hard work, and qualities it requires to compete and live at a high level.
Travis got to know Logan while working at IMG Academy when Logan was training to be selected for the U17 National Soccer Team. As impressed as he was during that process, Travis was most impressed with how Logan responded to disappointment - and he is back on top thriving.
Whether you are a player, coach, or parent - this is a podcast you need to listen to as Logan shares his experiences as he continues to excel and live his dream.
Find out more about Logan and his brand Win Your Moment here!
November 5, 2018
This is Episode 111 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast with Travis Thomas. In Episode 111 Travis talks about what it means to be able to stay in the eye of the hurricane based on his recent event in Flint, MI with George Mumford, author of The Mindful Athlete. On this trip Travis got to share the stage with George, and he tells us of one of the main ideas in George's book, which happens to be the concept of the eye of the hurricane!
Click here to listen on iTunes!
October 15, 2018
Have you noticed how divided we are as a country right now? (That's a rhetorial question).
If you are cynical you might think this is the way it has always been, and it is the way it will always be. But, this doesn't have to be the case. Having differences is fine, actually it's great, but when we are not willing to embrace each others differences - and we are not willing to offer respect and dignity to someone who thinks differently than we do - you have what we are currently experiencing in this country.
In Episode 110 of The Weekly Yes, And Podcast - Travis shares his ideas and reminds all of us - there is really only one team! No matter how different you think we are, and even though we trick ourselves into thinking there are "those people, that state, that country, that political party, etc. " - what we need to remember is that there always has been and will always only be...ONE TEAM!
Give it a listen!