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Morning Coffee and Mimosas

73 EpisodesProduced by Joe Graziano and Cristina GrazianoWebsite

Spend your Sunday morning having Coffee and Mimosas with this father-daughter duo. As leaders in business and passionate enthusiasts for life, Joe and Cristina dig into their life and business experiences from their two unique perspectives.Listen as this cross-generational pair banter over breakfast… read more

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5 Steps to Crush Conflict

July 31st, 2022

34:40

Conflict is a natural and inescapable part of living. When embraced, positive conflict can even be a catalyst for change. But when conflict isn't managed correctly, it can create a competitive, damaging, and unhealthy …

The Tools You Need to Get and Stay Organized

July 18th, 2022

31:38

Getting organized and keeping organized can be daunting. We all have many things to do, from different areas of our life, like work, home, hobbies, children, etc. Each one of these areas can be further segmented. So, …

An Update for Our Listeners

July 4th, 2022

5:09

Join us this week for a quick update on the podcast schedule for the remainder of the summer. 

We’ll be moving to a bi-weekly schedule to ensure each …

Time Flies By So Fast. A Mid-Year Planning Chat

June 28th, 2022

29:12

Are you as shocked as we are that we are mid-way through the year? Time flies by so fast. Things change so quickly! Just think about the changes that have happened since New Year’s Day. We can't let the year go by …

Dad Knows Best- Lessons From Our Fathers in Honor of Father’s Day

June 20th, 2022

33:42

Happy Father’s Day! In this episode, we reminisce about the fatherly wisdom that has impacted and shaped our lives.

Join us for a trip down memory lane. We share our favorite family memories and lessons learned from …

Creative Thoughts on Creative Problem Solving - Part 3- Implementation

June 13th, 2022

30:36

In this part three of our creative problem-solving series, we tackle the potentially tricky task of implementing the solutions we so creatively …

Creative Thoughts on Creative Problem Solving – Part 2- Ideation

June 6th, 2022

33:30

A riddle, a dad joke, and solid content. That’s what you get in this thought-provoking episode.

Creative problem solving is one of the most valuable …

Creative Thoughts on Creative Problem Solving

May 30th, 2022

28:46

Creative problem solving is one of the most valuable skills you can bring to any aspect of your life. Being able to think creatively will help you …

The Journey to Finding Your Best Marketing Channels

May 23rd, 2022

37:14

With so many marketing channels to choose from, it can feel overwhelming when deciding which is best for your business. 

We struggle, like most do, to …

4 Keys to Fail Safe Decision Making

May 15th, 2022

32:03

Decision-making can be a complex process, but it doesn't have to be scary or confusing.

How do you make decisions? Do you have a process or do you shoot from the hip? If you’ve ever made a decision just to find …

What’s Your Legacy?

May 9th, 2022

25:55

People often take time to look back on their lives and think about what they have accomplished. But have you ever wondered what others feel and remember about you?

The legacy you leave behind are the stories, and …

Listen to This Episode and You’ll Be a Genius! Wait, That’s Not Necessarily True. Listen To Learn Why.

May 1st, 2022

25:46

Understanding the difference between cause and effect is important when evaluating arguments because it can make all the difference in the quality of the decisions you make.

A fallacy is an argument that's based on false …

Why They DO Make Them Like They Used to - Survivorship Bias

April 25th, 2022

28:34

“They don’t make them like they used to” is used so often that you probably had no idea that it is an excellent example of “Survivorship Bias.” 

Survivorship bias is the tendency for what we see to be influenced by what …

To Go Back to the Office or Not Go Back to the Office. Ask Yourself These Questions!

April 18th, 2022

31:45

Companies are beginning to rethink their position on virtual work. Our episode today is about deciding when to return to the office. It can be tough to know what is best for you, your company, and your employees. 

The …

Why You Should Compliment Someone Today

April 10th, 2022

34:11

We all want to feel appreciated. It's one of the most powerful motivating forces behind human behavior. And it is a key factor in personal and team …

6 Simple Steps for Stress-Free Living

April 3rd, 2022

40:59

Ever wonder why you’re always so stressed? Many things can cause stress. It could be a deadline, a meeting, a difficult conversation, something you …

How To Encourage, Inspire, and Strengthen the Will To Change in Others

March 27th, 2022

28:46

This episode is our third look at Change. We have discussed changes we want or need to make within ourselves, and we’ve discussed external changes that happen to us. This week we dig into a roadmap to influence Change …

The Change You Never Asked For – Managing External Changes

March 20th, 2022

31:22

It feels like an appropriate topic on the first day of spring to continue our theme around change by talking about the changes that happen TO us. Whether we notice it or not, this type of change is continuous and …

The Change You Want Is the Change You Get – Managing Change Within Ourselves

March 13th, 2022

36:16

Change is inevitable. It's a part of life, and it's a part of growth. The only way to grow and get better is by changing what doesn't work for you. It’s important to know how to embrace and manage it so that it can …

Conquer Procrastination Today…or Maybe Tomorrow?

March 7th, 2022

28:35

Let’s have some fun with an age-old problem that plagues us all. Procrastination!

Procrastination is a thing that we all do from time to time. It's …

Designing for Personal Productivity With the Eisenhower Matrix

February 27th, 2022

19:36

What is the Eisenhower Matrix? It helps you prioritize your tasks. It's useful because it sorts tasks into categories based on urgency and …

Discipline and Consistency- the Secret to Achieving Your Goals

February 20th, 2022

25:25

Have you felt stuck? In a rut, with no idea how to get out of it? Well, then this episode is for you! Discipline and consistency, combined with …

5 Easy Ways To Burst Through Your Personal Self-Doubt and Reach Success Through Confidence

February 13th, 2022

21:37

One of the most important aspects of our personality is self-confidence.

Self-confidence is not about how good you are, it's about how good you think you are. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us that …

The Complaint Email That Gets Results, Hilariously

February 6th, 2022

22:34

Our episode today is about crafting a complaint email that gets results. Cristina has a rant about her returns issue with the discount boutique …

How To Meet Like a Pro: Your Guide to Running Productive Meetings

January 30th, 2022

29:48

Have you ever sat through a meeting that could have been an email? Ever ended a meeting with no clarity around what is to happen next? Too often, …

Six Simple Habits for Effective Communication

January 23rd, 2022

26:54

Effective communication is about how you exchange information with others. It’s about understanding the emotion and intent of the message rather than just the content.

What sounds so simple often gets clouded because of …

Trust. The Key Attribute to Revealing the Ghosts in Your Machine

January 16th, 2022

25:08

Trust refers to the belief that someone is fair, transparent, and honest, among other attributes.

The most important thing about building trust is that it starts with you. You need to believe in what you are doing and …

The Ghosts in Your Machine – Find What’s Haunting Your Business To Regain Control and Grow!

January 9th, 2022

23:40

Ghosts in the Machine is not just an idea. The term "ghost" describes the insecurities, fears, memories, and attachments that haunt us. Our past experiences can impact how we approach present-day situations. These …

The Future of Sales- Predictions for Sales Success in 2022 and Beyond with Bart Prins

January 2nd, 2022

45:55

As we begin this New Year, we thought this the perfect time to talk sales predictions for 2022 and beyond. 

Whether you are in the sales business or not, you are in the sales business! Don’t believe us? Have you looked …

New Year's Resolutions and Why They Don’t Work!

December 26th, 2021

25:31

The Holidays are over with one notable exception: New Year’s Day. This is the day that many people make some sort of resolution.

People have been …

Holiday Reflections- How to Stay Effective During the Holidays, and a Great Planning Concept for 2022!

December 20th, 2021

20:23

The Holiday’s are a special time of the year. We take time to gather with family and friends, time to appreciate what we have, splurge on gifts, and …

Keeping Business Setbacks in Perspective- an Interview with Entrepreneur Khris Reina- Resilience Series Episode Six

December 14th, 2021

44:08

It’s easy to think of business challenges as separate and distinct from our personal challenges, yet the two so frequently go hand in hand. Running a business, large or small, consumes a large part of one’s day, and …

Mindfulness as a Tool to Overcome Personal Challenges - Resilience Series - Episode Five

December 7th, 2021

49:05

Resilience is often learned and developed through early life experiences.  As we continue this resilience series, we are joined by a very special guest known as Laura Graziano to most, but mom and wife to us.  

Not only …

An Episode of Thanks and Gratitude

November 22nd, 2021

24:16

This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day. We decided to step out of the resilience series to say thank you. We thank you, our listeners, and we …

Determined to Rise- The Roller Coaster of Resilience. Resilience Series - Episode Four

November 15th, 2021

50:48

Life is unpredictable.  This week we are joined by a very special friend, Sam Morovati.  Sam is a customer experience leader in big tech, an avid car …

A Heartbeat of Resilience – Lessons of Living Life to the Fullest. Resilience Series – Episode Three

November 7th, 2021

49:15

We are joined this week by Pete Radigan, a husband, father, author, entrepreneur, and Heart Transplant Recipient, along with his friend and editor, Jim McGrath.

Our previous episode focused on a family that turned to …

Finding Purpose in the Face of Profound Loss - Resilience Series Episode Two

November 2nd, 2021

39:42

A seven-year-old boy from California, Nicholas Green, was killed by highway robbers in 1994 while vacationing in Italy with his family. His parents …

The Start of a Powerful Series on Resiliance

October 25th, 2021

22:33

The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens, “to rebound, recoil.” Resilience is a person’s ability to recover from unfortunate circumstances or illnesses. 

What’s important about resilience is knowing what YOUR …

5 Steps to Innovate Your Way to Success

October 18th, 2021

22:00

Innovation can be described as “the creation, development, and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or competitive advantage.”

People have innovative …

What’s Your Leisure? Crack Your Code to Relaxation

October 11th, 2021

27:20

How many of you feel guilty when you take time to do nothing? Sounds silly, but Leisure time, relaxation, even just doing nothing, is important. Equally important is making sure the way you are spending that precious …

Ever Get the Feeling They Just Don’t Want You? How Do You Decide When To Pursue, and When To Retreat?

October 4th, 2021

27:07

Selling, like dating, takes insight, intuition, and discretion to know when a prospect is interested. Will they return my calls? Are they telling me the truth? Have they been open about their selection process? Do they …

Did We Just Become Best Friends? How To Build Professional Relationships That Last

September 27th, 2021

45:57

Human beings are naturally social creatures. Being in a business setting doesn’t change that. Good relationships with colleagues will make our jobs …

Fear or Phobia. Are You Letting One of These Hold You Back?

September 20th, 2021

26:07

Joe certainly has his phobias! You’ll hear him talk about them while Cristina also shares one of hers. As usual, Cristina’s phobia has some merit. But Joe’s? So what’s the difference between a fear and a phobia? 

Fear is …

A visit with Your Advocate Alliance (YAA)- Entrepreneurship, fatherly wisdom, and auto advice

September 12th, 2021

54:42

A visit with Your Advocate Alliance (YAA)- Entrepreneurship, fatherly wisdom, and auto advice 

Join us this week as we visit with Ray and Zach Shefska, founders of Your Advocate Alliance (YAA), a father-son duo that is …

Yes. You Should Delegate More of Your Tasks to Others

September 6th, 2021

25:48

The best leaders are masters at delegation. They know how to empower their teams to get work done. Delegating isn’t just giving work to others. It’s also creating an environment where employees are proud of their work …

Are You Listening to Me?

August 30th, 2021

31:42

Are You Listening to Me? 

How many times has someone said that to you? How many times have you said that to someone? Listening is something so important, yet so easy to NOT do. 

But why? Seems like an easy thing to do, …

Hit the Mark Part 3: 5 Steps to Flawless Written Communication

August 23rd, 2021

30:41

In the world today- the majority of communication is written. What you put in an email or text is forever. Don’t let poorly written or improperly crafted emails or texts embarrass you or tarnish your image.  

Writing …

Hit the Mark Part 2: Three Simple Concepts for Crystal Clear Communications

August 15th, 2021

23:59

Communication is by far one of the most valuable skills in any person’s toolkit. At any point in your career, or in everyday life, being an effective …

Hit the Mark: How to Make Complex Ideas Understandable, Part One

August 9th, 2021

24:18

The purpose of communicating is so everyone involved understands the information. That sounds simple enough. But is it really?

Miscommunication …

Get Everything You want Out of Life. Four Steps to Build and Exude Self-Confidence

August 1st, 2021

26:40

Having self-confidence is an attitude and mindset about your skills and capabilities. Your goals and dreams are limited unnecessarily when we limit or diminish our own abilities.

It’s easy to lose confidence if you don’t …

Attributes of great customer service: Wowing Your Customers is the Fuel Propelling Your Sales Engine.

July 25th, 2021

19:57

What motivates you to buy a certain product or choose a specific brand? Do you often purchase the least expensive item or will you pay more when …

A Message to Garcia- a Powerful Message on Taking Initiative

July 18th, 2021

20:55

A Little Known Message from the Past Contains your Success Secret for today and the future. 

In this episode, Joe shares a story from 1889. (No, Joe was NOT born in 1889!) This story from the past expresses the timeless …

An Easy Morning Routine to Set You Up for Success

July 12th, 2021

24:21

We are all bombarded daily with calls, texts, emails, work, and family responsibilities. No wonder it’s so easy to have an entire day go by with nothing of importance accomplished. Just thinking about these daily …

Personal Mission Statement - Who do You Really Want to Be?

July 4th, 2021

24:19

If you find yourself working hard with lots to do, yet little fulfillment, maybe it’s time to step back and ponder the following quote by Billionaire …

The impact of Volunteerism, a Rotary Club Conversation

June 27th, 2021

25:06

Giving back. What does this mean to you, or for you? There’s no doubt that volunteering your time, giving back to others, has benefits that far …

The Seasons of Fatherhood

June 20th, 2021

31:18

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, all those celebrating the father figures in their lives or missing a father. Fathers are ordinary men, given superhuman strength at different times when raising children.

In …

Opportunity Cost: The Potential Benefits You Miss out On when Choosing One Alternative over Another

June 14th, 2021

18:31

Opportunity costs can be easily overlooked, even missed entirely. That’s why awareness of this concept is so important.

Does Joe install an appliance himself to save money or record this podcast? Does Cristina clean her …

The Myth of Being Caught Up

June 6th, 2021

19:34

Is it really possible to be caught up? Is being caught up even something desirable?

We all have so many tasks, responsibilities, and obligations. Just thinking about them can be overwhelming. And guess what? They’re not …

Eureka Moments

May 30th, 2021

20:16

Have you ever struggled with a challenge, or perhaps can’t figure out how to say something? Then, when you least expect it, the answer amazingly comes to you, or the words just start flowing?

That’s what this episode is …

The Trouble with Expert Opinions

May 23rd, 2021

18:00

Experts are everywhere these days. There is much to learn from them, but we must also be careful. It’s easy to feel inferior or believe their methods …

The Stories That We Tell: A Death in Syracuse

May 16th, 2021

15:30

We hear stories every day as we go through life...have you ever wondered how many of those stories are true? 

In this episode, we reveal a family secret that Joe discovered and what it taught us about the stories we’ve …

Break Through Your Invisible Wall and Reach Your Full Potential

May 9th, 2021

20:40

What is an invisible wall...or the recently popularized term “Imposter Syndrome?”  

If you’ve ever doubted your abilities or felt like a fraud, you’re …

A is for Attitude!

May 2nd, 2021

25:27

What is the cost of a bad attitude?

Bad attitudes disrupt organizations, families, and friendships. A persistent bad attitude can ruin careers, marriages, and relationships of all kinds. 

We’ve all had a bad attitude at …

Dealing with "Me Monsters!"

April 25th, 2021

15:03

Have you ever been in the presence of “that” person? You know, the person who is always talking about him or herself? The person who always has the better story, and has to let everyone know it?

Join us as we banter away …

What Buyers Want - Winning in Today’s Competitive Sales Environment

April 19th, 2021

31:24

If you sell anything, you’ll want to listen to this Episode. 

During their conversation, Cristina, a VP of Business Development, asks Joe, a real buyer, what he looks for in a salesperson during the sales process. 

You’ll …

Find your “Hustle” with Serial Entrepreneur Steven Cortopassi of CKO Wayne and So Fresh So Clean.

April 12th, 2021

59:12

In this episode, Cristina and Joe are joined by their good friend, who also happens to be a role model for anyone yearning towards entrepreneurship.

Simple Ways to Motivate Just about Anyone!

April 5th, 2021

27:06

In this episode, Cristina and Joe talk about what motivates them and what they’ve learned about motivating anyone-employees, peers, family, or …

Easy Work from Home Hacks

March 29th, 2021

34:01

In this episode, Cristina and Joe talk about their favorite hacks from the last year of work from home. 

Listen to hear about how you can make the …

No Question About It: A Dynamic and Fun Approach to Remote Selling

March 21st, 2021

32:40

In this fun and informative episode, Cristina and Joe tackle the challenges and reveal the opportunities of remote selling.

In their own special way, this topic is explored using questioning as the skill, personality as …

Episode 4: Real Talk to Process Improvement

March 15th, 2021

29:12

In this episode, we explore a practical, down-to-earth, approach to Process Improvement from Joe's experience.

Joe reveals the basics of the actual …

Episode 3: Growth: It’s not “comfy” but it's worth it

March 8th, 2021

24:08

We all have comfort zones. Obviously, we are most comfortable there, but comfort doesn't equal happiness or satisfaction, or fulfillment. 

When we're …

40 years of career insights in under 40 minutes

February 28th, 2021

37:29

This episode reveals the importance of following your passion, identifying and seizing opportunities, and letting your career evolve along the way.

Morning Coffee and Mimosas - Welcome!

February 21st, 2021

9:33

This is our welcome podcast. You'll get to know a little about us, and why you'll want to listen every week.


We are a father-daughter discussing business and life, over coffee and mimosas.

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