I help boring business people, freelancers & side hustlers increase your (Know, Like & Trust) KLT Factor
and get your personal satisfaction through feel good & look good sweet revenge coaching. Then you'll show off (practice) your new "How You Like Me Now?!" confidence by becoming a guest/contestant on the Nobody's Listening Show & Fun Story Short (game show).

Increase leads by once getting the attention of prospects & then telling a fun short, maybe slightly embellished story, face to face, at strategic times to get noticed long enough to ask for & get their email and/or number -  Or they just may ask for yours! 

"The people below look so much happier..."

Is this how you feel when you start talking to folks you want to impress?

Many people won't give themselves credit for things they do or know or experienced that other people would find fascinating/interesting/funny. Or what about a skill/story you have that would shock your co-workers? 

You don't have to have the guts to do an open mic night at a bar or comedy club to be fun and entertaining when you start talking.

Example - After speaking to you for 10 minutes - Why are you telling me you're "just" the manager of a bank and all about your bank operations and new deals you've made?

When really you're a "local hero" (the best kind, BTW). I heard later in a casual conversation how you did CPR on a customer, saved their life; it gave the bank great press and you got a promotion! That would be so much more fun and interesting (even if you embellished it a bit). 

NOW... I want to talk to you. I kinda like you already. I might want to know you.

Trust is the only barrier left and [trust] has got a better chance of happening at this point. 

We know, and so do you, that the person you are speaking to "gets" that second, underlined "tidbit" of information so much more than "just" your title. The second response is not "so canned", you are seen as personable, real, so people want more of you. 

Have you ever been on a date with a person you really liked and wanted to impress? At a convention where you've bumped into your mentor? How about you're giving a talk on your expertise AND then have that feeling of, "I blew it!" OR "URGH! I'm SO stupid!" after telling your rambling, boring story with the phrase, "Long Story Short" in it? 

Do you ever try to "one up" people with your examples? We have. But no more.

We help folks improve "The Feel Good" and "The Look Good" and go from {awkward to delightful} then sharing that experience as a guest/contestant on the Nobody's Listening Show featuring:
The Fun Story Short (FSS) word game. With this game, our clients have actual fun practicing their fun self... with us. 

Listen to the "Nobody's Listening Show" and be a guest / contestant too & play our new WORD GAME:

We ask these 3 things from you as you read this site:

  1. You must have a sense of humor or be willing to find your sense of humor. 
  2. Know if you dare to share, have fun and become a guest/contestant... prior personal satisfaction coaching (Mind {feel good} and/or Body {look good} Coaching) is required. This "Unconventional or Mock"coaching is called, "Revenge" , personal satisfaction or "How You Like Me Now?" coaching. These coaching sessions help you develop your actual Fun Story Short (FSS). Then you can be a guest & play our game "Fun Story Short" for the promotion of your new attitude and new found confidence. Where you ask proudly & fiercely, "How You Like Me Now?!"

    All Mock coaching agreements involve counter-intuitive coaching techniques designed to feed your mind (inside-feel good) & easy rituals for reshaping your body and losing up to 30 lbs. (outside-look good)

  3. You should be open to our strategy in the mock coaching when it comes to being almost "immediately liked" in a face to face encounter. It can be with a stranger you must deal with, an office visit, you needing a service, you giving a service, a presentation, a lunch date (business or social) or just meeting a significant other of a loved one for the first time, you should:
    A. Smile.
    B. Learn to 'capture a moment' with a strategically placed FSS and then
    C. Shut up.
    You be interested; then you will become interesting. Remember when others smile and laugh, they listen.

Generally, if you can get a person to like just ONE thing about you, (when they meet you/speak to you), they'll trust you. (But it's best to go for more than one! O.K.?)

And here's the best part! 

This is the Nobody's Listening Show so if 

  • you want to talk like nobody's listening
  • you want some personal!
  • you want to create a FSS that you can play around in your head when your feeling stressed & then tell us about it
  • you want to create a "revenge story"
  • you're "shy"
  • you want to become someone else, another 'version' of you
  • you're nervous about stuff 
  • you care what people think
  • you don't care what people think, but you're not quite ready to be bold in "public" 
  • you want to be anonymous (optional)
  • you don't give a fuck and want to tell somebody about you're dreams, talents, desires, etc.
  • you're opinionated
  • you care about your appearance
  • you want validation (we'll give it to you)
  • you're ready to tell us (just us) something good or bad about you, that would SURPRISE or even SHOCK people you work with
  • you're not politically correct
  • you want to make an impact
  • you love to laugh
  • you want to be noticed, remembered, referred
  • you simply want to play our game to help us feel not so lonely in our private world

There are NO WORRIES, because nobody's listening anyway. 

We have created a "shame-free" place for you and don't you want us to help you say, "BOOM, How you like me now?!"

We want you to be "free and open" and play our game after your Revenge coaching. (You can be at home, in your pajamas)  Don't wait and be labeled "certifiable**" by your family, co-workers or colleagues! We have no eggshells to walk on, no embarrassment. You will be seen as fun and interesting to us... always. We are person to person connecting through laughter and stories of our skills, dreams and even revenge.  SO...LET 'ER RIP! 

Don't know where to start your fun story short?
Many times using a chronological resume or even a CV may help, (you may start out very serious, that's o.k.). But use a list of the skills you've learned on-the-job too. What skills did you enjoy? Which did you hate? How many "professional" jobs have you had? What kind of skills do you possess that you want to share in your story? What were some memorable moments from those jobs? What images (visuals) come to mind? Here are some of mine:

WE. ARE. a little LONELY.
BUT also very discreet.

**If you describe someone as "certifiable", you think that their behavior is extremely unreasonable or foolish. [mainly British, informal, disapproval]

"Dream Warriors...Come out to play-ay-ay! "

adapted from "The Warriors" movie 1979

Do you have a double life? How about a double chin? (Did that make you smile? C'mon, a figurative double chin, weighing you down, making it hard to breathe?)
O.K... So, you’re living the "double-life" corporate M-F, 9-5 life, making money that pays the bills, but then living your gift on nights and weekends?

When I repeatedly would get the best compliments from my recent/current students, "Ms. Radcliffe you're so funny!...", I new I still had it. (even with the generational difference)
O.K. So I'm gonna keep it real... funny...
When you saw that tee shirt above, "Real Men Last 8 Seconds", did you automatically think, "Wow, that's nothing to brag about" {in your dirty mind} or did you know that's a "rodeo term" for cowboys successfully staying on the back of a bucking bull? See how much fun we can have already... that's how I use my humor gift. Let my gift bring out your gift...
ALRIGHTY-THEN let's get started!

Want to come out to play?

(Launching Winter 2018)

Here’s my {full; ALL 6 categories covered} Fun Story Short:

(This is NOT an "elevator pitch" or "30-second intro". I rarely say this verbatim. I have it memorized, so I have the freedom to say what works best in any particular situation. I use parts of it, never all of it at once. NO MORE FUMBLING WHAT TO SAY EVER!)

As soon as I graduated from college in the 1980's, I did stand-up comedy for 3 years. I can't tell you how proud my parents were when I went on the road, lived out of my car and slept wherever I could, (sometimes with whomever I could), all to get laughs from drunken strangers in dark, smoke-filled comedy clubs along the East Coast. Why did I stop? Well, I got pregnant before I got famous. Still... I tried to put comedy/humor in everything I did. Like becoming a single mother on welfare, with a college degree, a competitive body builder, then becoming nurse narcissist who felt like I was going to be "exposed" any minute... now that's funny; how about being in a beauty pageant?... I know... hilarious! Let me tell you... it was my Mom's dry humor that always shined through.

Trouble is... 10 years ago, my mom “dropped-dead” on a treadmill. I’ve been living a Zombie ever since… Well, until I got truth-slapped… twice. Before the slap, I was "½ alive" and doing what I needed to survive (doing work I hated exposed my biggest fear, "Who will wipe my butt in my later years?") AND I was always trying "to get". When I finally accepted I don't like kids, then embraced & grew my "menopause afro", I started to live; I soon found the common denominator in all I do well for people, I truly started "to give"...  

Today, after the truth-slap, in my work & play, I consider myself a Heretic and I hang with other Freelancers. I make their thighs thinner for life, make them laugh (at themselves; but me mostly) and I am offensive (to some). Through listening to their story & using a fun, short process, I help them go from "LONG story short" to FUN Story Short, engage people, leave them smiling and wanting more. I can help you stop saying "Long Story Short" & get YOUR fun story straight, so you don’t put others to sleep when you start talking. (end of story)


Are you asking, "How will this make me more money?"  

Well, here's how I look at it - I want to date them for a little while; not fuck them on the first date. So, I get connected first, this is prep for the money. 

I have found that most folks start to appreciate listening skills after working/playing with us. When people listen to you, you start to listen better to others. You become more interesting because you are interested in others, in "THEM". 

BOOM! They like you. Conversation, real conversation occurs.
Relate first. People have to like you first. During that 5-8 minute exchange, I ask if they would like to connect on LinkedIn. Or I ask if they shop at ALDI? If they would like my ALDI food list, I'd send it to them via email, etc. And/or I give them my website/blog, if that feels right. 

Now they are on MY list and we can develop this relationship without worrying about what other people (not my peeps) may think, like or comment. Down the road maybe, even a joint venture together could happen. The possibilities are endless once someone actually likes you.

Do you consider yourself someone who feels like a hypocrite or even like a wannabe? Boy do we now how you feel! Laughing about it, is the best fix! So, please consider joining us and developing more of your natural charm. I help you smile about yourself. Study of your self is the best education. Do you like word games?

I can help you “Get YOUR fun story straight”, so you don’t become the ultimate cure for insomnia when you start talking. Let's continue the conversation! Shall we? Let the hypocrite loose!

Know Thy Fun Self,

                      ~Lori 'Minky' Radcliffe

#2 Menopause Afro: My Revenge Story (look at me now)

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#4 Biggest Fear:
My Procrastination Story

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Your biggest fear, who will wipe my butt, Fun Story Short

The purpose of telling your Fun Story Short is that ==> through laughter (relate+connection) and becoming more interested, you identify gaps in communication & improve listening skills while becoming more interesting to others.

Then people instantly like you. You work effortlessly on getting your way. Life is so much easier and fun for you on the inside, even while you're still climbing on the outside, but now you don't dread the climb... Know Thy Fun Self and say what you mean... with a smile.

  • It is our version of a "hot seat" and for you to not hold back. This is not a bitch session though.  Remember before appearing on the show, you have created, with my help, your FSS, and are ready to practice it in an extreme way first. That's what this is, a practice for you, before you say it at dinner and meeting your son's fiance's parents for the first time. After this practice, you may want to tone it down later (or not, or it may get you brainstorming on some out-of-the box ideas). We encourage swearing (or not), unpopular views and saying what you mean. Remember... nobody's listening. (except us, of course and we can handle it)

Contestant revenge stories/categories are below:

#1:  Truth-Slapped (My Mother/Father Always Said Story)

#2:  Menopause Afro (My Revenge Story)

#3:  Irrational Want (My Contrarian Story)

#4:  Biggest Fear (My Procrastination Story)

#5:  Animals or Children? (My Most Proud-Of Story)
#6:  Common Denominator (My Congruent/Incongruent Story)

These 6 categories are areas we CONSCIOUSLY overlook when we speak about ourselves; but they are in our subconscious mind all the time, driving us, often in the wrong, direction and they're holding us back. (We've got issues and we want revenge) Do you have a revenge story to tell? We help you make parts of your story more lighthearted... even if it is originally meant to be hard.


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#5 Animals OR Children?
My Most Proud-Of Story

#6 Common Denominator
My Congruent - Incongruent Story

#1 Truth-Slap:
My Mother/Father Always Said Story

#3 Irrational Want:

My Contrarian Story

Here's the deal - 

Your final Fun Story Short is NOT a 30-second intro nor an elevator pitch. My Fun Story Short it's not something I repeat verbatim. But rather, since I have it memorized & organized (it's my life), I just pickout a small piece of it to "wow" folks. If I want to elaborate on one or two points, I can. Depending on who I am talking to, where I am speaking, depends on which part of my Fun Story Short I mention or not. NO MORE FUMBLING ABOUT WHAT TO SAY EVER! I always leave people smiling and wanting more! You do the same. You just pick out a small piece of your FSS to introduce yourself (at your discretion) and then shut up.

All now you have to do is one simple thing... listen. 

Be interested in them and they will find you interesting. Generally, if you can get a person to like just one thing about you, (when they meet you/speak to you), they'll trust you. (But it's best to go for more than one! O.K.?)

All that's left is to meet your host Minky and co-host, Fox. But first, please opt-in for "How you like me now?" tips below. 

We know a lot about stimulants and stimulating people from our past years of dealing with nearly dead people (emotionally & physically) and bringing them back to life.
(we're former nurses & educators)

Really awesome people, just not our calling.

We've seen/done it all (most)...

I've been on at least 50 fad diets (just for the hell of it) & had over 200 exercise tapes and I am obsessed with NOT having my thighs rub together (it's irrational, I know). My Co-host has clothes from sizes 8-18 in her closet.

We've laughed about food, dogs, kids, social media, death, beauty, aging, working at awesome jobs, herpes, ex's and exercise & personal freedom.

Yet STILL lonely... SO, come play with us. (pretty please)

(According to the great Jim Rohn, I would, should have a "Fab 5", but I could only afford to pay this 1 very special person (below) to be here. I have no friends "for free". Jim Rohn had more money than I do. Besides, I'm lonely remember!)

This is a sample programming schedule of the Nobody's Listening Show, featuring the game Fun Story Short:

Minky the "Mock" Coach and Fox, a Lifestyle Weight & Wellness Consultant, are your host & co-host. I'm a real coach, but I still "play" one while preparing for the show, during the show and this game.

Intro, Welcome, Disclaimer & Rules:

(5 min.) 

"I'll drink to that!" is a toast that I (Minky) or the co-host (Fox) will say. 

We drink the beverage or "drink" of choice of the guest/contestant. It can be anything from mineral water to wine to peppermint tea to Jack Daniels to a green smoothie. It can even be a drink product that you're promoting. When some wisdom is dropped and we are having fun, I or my co-host Fox, will say, I'll "drink to that!". Then we MUST drink. ALL of us. You too. This happens throughout the show. (without warning)

Segment 1: 

Fun Story Short Live of the week in 3 minutes. Each of us tells a FSS in 3 minutes or less

Segment 2:

Each week Minky & Fox talk about our Pet Peeve(s) called:

"10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. Bag" is our Pet Peeve conversation segment that represents a metaphor for all diet & exercise shit that no one listens to. (or should listen to)
(10-15 min.)

This look of "10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. bag" is a very bad look to me. Regardless of your size, if something is fitting you like an overstuffed sausage casing that's about to burst, you have a decision  to make:

  1. You can be uncomfortable and eventually get sued when you put somebody's eye out when that button pops across the table, or worse - you embarrass your self when your pants/ skirt rip while bending over and/or trying to move.
  2. You can do something about it. You get smaller or your clothes get bigger. A simple; yet not always an easy fix. Just DO SOMETHING. 

Remember [10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. bag] is a metaphor for ridiculous diet and exercise things we do (but don't have to) and/or simply refuse to listen to what really works for us and then try the easy fixes to put a band-aid on the problem(s).

SPONSOR Announcement

(1 or 2 minutes)


Segment 3:

Fun Story Short Word Game (FSS):

The object of the game(s) is for Minky and/or Fox to...  

VALIDATION & RELEASE... What could be better than that? When talking about your work that you want to do, work that's in your heart? Oh, IMPACT, you're creating an impact on others, that happens too.

FSS Game begins with the host asking the guest/contestant to say:

"How you like me now?!" - Guest contestant tells their general fun story short.

Then - Guest/Contestant spins the wheel and lands on one of the 6 categories above. (To get their creative juices flowing) They answer a question from that category. Playful banter is infused into the categories. Contestant then plays a word game from that category. They have 1 or 2 more spins, depending on time. 

Did the guest/contestant gets practice with answering with their FSS. If guest/contestant gets even just one great, fun & interesting idea about what to tell about themselves [that they didn't see or know about themselves before?] We sure hope so, that's our goal. (plus connecting)

(~45 minutes for FSS game segment)


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Minky And PangPang...

Host - Minky
Heretic, Storylistener & Comedian, Lover of Exercise too.

I want you to say hello to my Fab 1... Fox

Fox is a Lifestyle Weight & Wellness Consultant. Her business is called "E.A.T. Away the Weight".



Are you a new consultant? A connector? Do you want to be a guest & connect with us and play our word game & make your Long Story Short=>> Fun Story Short?

Your answer submitted to this question gives us some basic info about you being a "guest/contestant". We will contact you within 48 hours by the email you submit, then by phone. (You are NOT automatically put on my email list with this submission.)

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