Kerrying On

by Kerry Patterson

Kerrying On
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 61
  • Last: 27 Feb 2018
Free podcast of Kerry Patterson’s “Kerrying On” column published in the weekly “Crucial Skills Newsletter” (crucialskills.com). Communication expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, Kerry Patterson, takes readers through his varied life experiences and draws insightful analogies to illustrate some of life's most poignant lessons. Be enlightened and entertained as Kerry Patterson shares his vision, experience, and advice about how people communicate in ways that are insightful and fun.

Episodes (61)

  • The Perfect Amount of Abuse
    The Perfect Amount of Abuse
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 07:07
    In the spring of 1964, as I approached my eighteenth birthday, my dad concocted a harebrained scheme (is there any other kind?) to help save money. His plan was to take advantage of our family’s health insurance by having me undergo medical... Read more →
    In the spring of 1964, as I approached my eighteenth birthday, my dad concocted a harebrained scheme (is there any other kind?) to help save money. His plan was to take advantage of our family’s health insurance by having me undergo medical... Read more →

  • The Fast Track to Joy
    The Fast Track to Joy
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 09:49
    When I was seven years old I learned how to ride a bike. I learned on my brother's old, stripped-down, J.C. Higgins. It was a pathetic little thing possessing no fenders, no handle bar grips, no hand brakes, no . . . just about everything. ... Read more →
    When I was seven years old I learned how to ride a bike. I learned on my brother's old, stripped-down, J.C. Higgins. It was a pathetic little thing possessing no fenders, no handle bar grips, no hand brakes, no . . . just about everything. ... Read more →

  • Our Red Rock Christmas
    Our Red Rock Christmas
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 07:25
    I suppose that the Christmas traditions we cling to the most as an adult are the ones we enjoyed the most as children. This means that for some people, pine trees covered with lead-foil tinsel are a must. For others, if the family wassail d... Read more →
    I suppose that the Christmas traditions we cling to the most as an adult are the ones we enjoyed the most as children. This means that for some people, pine trees covered with lead-foil tinsel are a must. For others, if the family wassail d... Read more →

  • Eternally Grateful
    Eternally Grateful
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 06:56
    For almost ten hours, I had been waiting to shoot a video clip that, one day, would become one of my favorites. Our production team had started early that morning by taping an example of how to get a meeting back on course.
    For almost ten hours, I had been waiting to shoot a video clip that, one day, would become one of my favorites. Our production team had started early that morning by taping an example of how to get a meeting back on course.

  • The Best Career Advice Nobody Ever Gave
    The Best Career Advice Nobody Ever Gave
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 06:59
    In the spring of 1952, Lydia, a woman who lived up the hill from our house, purchased the neighborhood’s first power lawn mower. Had the circus marched up 25th street while P. T. Barnum himself juggled flaming chainsaws, it would have drawn... Read more →
    In the spring of 1952, Lydia, a woman who lived up the hill from our house, purchased the neighborhood’s first power lawn mower. Had the circus marched up 25th street while P. T. Barnum himself juggled flaming chainsaws, it would have drawn... Read more →

  • Imagine
    Imagine
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    Published: 28 Jun 2017 Duration: 07:01
    As a boy growing up in the 50s and 60s, I faced threats from all sorts of juvenile delinquents, “hoods,” and other shifty teenagers we now call bullies. Modern experts suggest that mid-century hoodlums were unhappy with their lives and cons... Read more →
    As a boy growing up in the 50s and 60s, I faced threats from all sorts of juvenile delinquents, “hoods,” and other shifty teenagers we now call bullies. Modern experts suggest that mid-century hoodlums were unhappy with their lives and cons... Read more →

  • A Memorial Day Message
    A Memorial Day Message
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    Published: 24 May 2017 Duration: 07:35
    On December first, 1969, my wife and I sat glued to the radio. What event had us so interested? The reading of calendar dates. The radio announcer who had our attention was drawing pill-shaped capsules from a large, glass vessel.
    On December first, 1969, my wife and I sat glued to the radio. What event had us so interested? The reading of calendar dates. The radio announcer who had our attention was drawing pill-shaped capsules from a large, glass vessel.

  • Space: The Final Frontier
    Space: The Final Frontier
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    Published: 26 Apr 2017 Duration: 07:13
    Now that I’m retired and have time on my hands, I’ve decided to work on something I’ve been avoiding for years—old photos. I’m going to sift through dozens of shoe boxes, envelopes, and albums, and not only organize the photos contained the... Read more →
    Now that I’m retired and have time on my hands, I’ve decided to work on something I’ve been avoiding for years—old photos. I’m going to sift through dozens of shoe boxes, envelopes, and albums, and not only organize the photos contained the... Read more →

  • You’re Gonna Be Popular
    You’re Gonna Be Popular
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    Published: 29 Mar 2017 Duration: 07:29
    After a fifty-year absence in my life, a word that once filled me with fear and loathing found its way back into my world. It arrived one day, quite by accident, when my granddaughter Kylee was talking to her sister Kelsee about a classmate... Read more →
    After a fifty-year absence in my life, a word that once filled me with fear and loathing found its way back into my world. It arrived one day, quite by accident, when my granddaughter Kylee was talking to her sister Kelsee about a classmate... Read more →

  • The Wide World of Noonan’s Grocery
    The Wide World of Noonan’s Grocery
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    Published: 25 Jan 2017 Duration: 06:43
    The other day, as I drove my fourteen-year-old grandson, Nate, to a local theater-in-the-round to watch a live performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, he stopped texting a friend for just long enough to learn that not only had I seen the play... Read more →
    The other day, as I drove my fourteen-year-old grandson, Nate, to a local theater-in-the-round to watch a live performance of To Kill a Mockingbird, he stopped texting a friend for just long enough to learn that not only had I seen the play... Read more →

  • Sam's Gift
    Sam's Gift
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    Published: 21 Dec 2016 Duration: 07:03
    Gifts come in all shapes, types, and sizes. Some arrive with the sounds and excitement of the holiday season and some do not. Some are beautifully packaged while others aren’t bundled at all because they’re completely intangible.
    Gifts come in all shapes, types, and sizes. Some arrive with the sounds and excitement of the holiday season and some do not. Some are beautifully packaged while others aren’t bundled at all because they’re completely intangible.

  • You’re Not A Good Enough Actor
    You’re Not A Good Enough Actor
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    Published: 30 Nov 2016 Duration: 06:52
    In the early 1980s, I slowly transitioned from teaching MBA classes to designing corporate training programs. Surprisingly, with this change in focus, my design partners and I soon found ourselves in, of all places, Hollywood—not the glamo... Read more →
    In the early 1980s, I slowly transitioned from teaching MBA classes to designing corporate training programs. Surprisingly, with this change in focus, my design partners and I soon found ourselves in, of all places, Hollywood—not the glamo... Read more →

  • Roi-Tan Cemetery
    Roi-Tan Cemetery
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    Published: 28 Sep 2016 Duration: 05:42
    When I was a little tyke, I loved insects. Sometimes I’d watch ants for hours as they hauled Lilliputian bundles down footprint valleys and up tennis-shoe mountains.
    When I was a little tyke, I loved insects. Sometimes I’d watch ants for hours as they hauled Lilliputian bundles down footprint valleys and up tennis-shoe mountains.

  • Surviving Freedom
    Surviving Freedom
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    Published: 26 Sep 2016 Duration: 06:44
    As a child, my parents fiercely protected me. At their insistence, I remained close to home and under their tight watch. And then, one day in early 1959, they let go.
    As a child, my parents fiercely protected me. At their insistence, I remained close to home and under their tight watch. And then, one day in early 1959, they let go.

  • The Importance of Intent
    The Importance of Intent
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    Published: 31 Aug 2016 Duration: 06:58
    When I was twelve years old and William “Pop” Noonan first invited me operate his corner grocery store while he spent his Saturdays running errands, I quickly accepted the job—and then repeatedly botched it. I took so many missteps, I’m sur... Read more →
    When I was twelve years old and William “Pop” Noonan first invited me operate his corner grocery store while he spent his Saturdays running errands, I quickly accepted the job—and then repeatedly botched it. I took so many missteps, I’m sur... Read more →

  • Verbal Violence: Bad Role Models
    Verbal Violence: Bad Role Models
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    Published: 22 Jun 2016 Duration: 06:58
    One day, during a particularly boring stretch at church, I leaned back and noticed, for the first time, the laminated beams supporting the chapel’s roof. The beams reminded me of my summer job after my freshman year of college when I worked... Read more →
    One day, during a particularly boring stretch at church, I leaned back and noticed, for the first time, the laminated beams supporting the chapel’s roof. The beams reminded me of my summer job after my freshman year of college when I worked... Read more →

  • May Day Redemption
    May Day Redemption
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    Published: 27 Apr 2016 Duration: 07:20
    In the fall of 1952, my mom carefully dressed me in my yellow raingear, kissed me on the cheek, and sent me down the long road that would take me to Larrabee Elementary School. There, far from Mother’s focused tutelage, my first year of gra... Read more →
    In the fall of 1952, my mom carefully dressed me in my yellow raingear, kissed me on the cheek, and sent me down the long road that would take me to Larrabee Elementary School. There, far from Mother’s focused tutelage, my first year of gra... Read more →

  • Cream Puffs and Confidence
    Cream Puffs and Confidence
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    Published: 30 Mar 2016 Duration: 06:40
    “You know what I’d like for dessert tonight?” I asked my mother one morning as I hovered over a bowl of cereal. “Does it look like I’m taking orders?” Mom replied with a smile. I was twelve at the time, so I wasn’t completely blind to socia... Read more →
    “You know what I’d like for dessert tonight?” I asked my mother one morning as I hovered over a bowl of cereal. “Does it look like I’m taking orders?” Mom replied with a smile. I was twelve at the time, so I wasn’t completely blind to socia... Read more →

  • Tommy, I’m Counting on You
    Tommy, I’m Counting on You
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    Published: 24 Feb 2016 Duration: 07:10
    Yesterday, my grandson Tommy asked his mom (our daughter Christine) if later that day he could watch a TV show that was probably more suited to his older brother than it was to him. Undecided, Christine replied, “Maybe,” and returned to mak... Read more →
    Yesterday, my grandson Tommy asked his mom (our daughter Christine) if later that day he could watch a TV show that was probably more suited to his older brother than it was to him. Undecided, Christine replied, “Maybe,” and returned to mak... Read more →

  • The Road Less Traveled
    The Road Less Traveled
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    Published: 27 Jan 2016 Duration: 07:06
    Nowadays, teenage boys have it made. Most have access to man caves and media rooms that serve as perfect hangouts. When I was thirteen, you had to leave home to find anything remotely similar. In my case, a hundred yards down the alley behi... Read more →
    Nowadays, teenage boys have it made. Most have access to man caves and media rooms that serve as perfect hangouts. When I was thirteen, you had to leave home to find anything remotely similar. In my case, a hundred yards down the alley behi... Read more →

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