My guest this week is Geoff Blades: an author and advisor to senior Wall Street professionals, CEOs, and other leaders, on all topics related to getting what they want in their businesses, careers, and lives.
He got his start more than fifteen years ago when, as an associate in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking group, he stepped back from his career and started asking...
How do you get what you want in your career and life?
That's exactly what we talk about in the episode, so jump on in!
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Ben Cattaneo is a risk management consultant, martial artist, endurance athlete, and an all around cool guy. He views risk as an element of excitement and the secret spice of life.
Come with us as we dive into how to measure risk & why it might not be so crazy after all.
Kute’s own background and experience lay out the blueprint for his approach to liberating others, setting their gifts and greatness free. Born in Ghana, West Africa, his multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, raised in London, and on 4 different continents deﬁes all stereotype.
The son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute was speaking to his fatherʼs congregations, in more than 300 churches, by the age of 8. At the age of 14, he was ordained into his fatherʼs ministry and groomed to carry on the familyʼs spiritual legacy. But his heartʼs truth drew him to separate from his fatherʼs ministry and come to Los Angeles in 1995.
Kute courageously and daringly, came to America with two suitcases, and a dream seeking out many of the spiritual and self-help icons who inspired him when he was still a boy. He quickly learned that the outside- in approach had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own process—a process that liberates the individual at the core. This process helps the individual get in touch with who they really. It is a process of breaking free, so that each person can live, give, and share the truest expression of his or her self. This is what he calls “Liberated Living.”
Sabrina Cadini was born & raised in Italy, and after a fun career in moedeling & being a TV annoucer she was introduced to the world of event & wedding planning. She has since won industry awards for her professionalism, and her work has been featured in prestigious publications.
During the episode we talk about the importance of good client fit, how to get started in an industry, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
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Victoria Klein (VK) is a former Virtual Assistant-turned-Online Business Manager + Burnout Busting Mentor for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their online business up 3 notches while also sleeping 8 hours a night.
Through her no B.S. Behind the Boss Mask podcast, dedicated OBM support, + 1:1 mentoring, she’s here to show you how to organize + upgrade your business so you earn more + work less — while making it all feel like the world’s first calorie-free dessert.
And when she’s not getting her ambitious clients out of their inboxes, you can find her indulging in adult coloring books, in-depth conversations, + dark chocolate anything.
Meet your virtual business Yoda + get ready to book that vacation you damn well earned at VKtheVA.com
James Burnette is the founder of the Survival Punk blog. He takes a rational, creative approach to self-reliance, applying a punk DIY ethic to survivalism without any of the fear mongering that goes on in some of the survivalist movement. His blog covers a huge range of his projects, both success and failures along with a healthy bit of myth busting. He also provides a ton of dirt cheap creative solutions to common prepping needs and does a great job of integrating the paleo lifestyle with the prepping lifestyle.
Maura Sweeney is a trademarked ambassador of happiness, Author, Podcaster, Huffington Post Blogger, and world traveler. She takes a "Living happy - inside out" approach to life, and she's also an international speaker on topics of Leadership and Influence. Featured in over 100 media outlets including Britain's BBC & NBC-TV, she shares insights on how she created her own life well designed. Also, she points out, all this was launched when she hit her 50's, so it was truly designed to happen the way it did.
Jennifer Urezzio specializes in helping people connect to themselves, to each other, and to the Divine. She founded a new paradigm, Soul Language, which provides guidance for understanding our true nature and tools for accessing deeper levels of awareness. This new insight into how the Soul expresses itself is being embraced by top healers, lifestyle coaches, and CEOs all over the world as a method for helping people recognize their purpose and live from a place of power and truth. Jennifer is the author of two books: Soul Language: Consciously Connecting with Your Soul for Success and A Little Book of Prayers, both available on Amazon. To learn more visit: www.SoulLanguage.us.
Scotty Studer is an IT geek (his words, not mine) who, over the course of 18 plus years in his profession, suffered from poor nutrition, too little sleep, and tried over and over again to make positive change, but the stress of work, family life, & plain old day-to-day distractions got in the way of the changes he knew he needed to make.
After finally making the decision to work with a couple coaches who helped show him the way, he started making some real changes across the board. Turns out it was a bunch of little stuff that added up to big results, and that's why he wrote his book "Small Changes Big Results," and I'm glad to have him on the show this week to walk us through some of what he shares in his book.
Julie Coraccio lives in Raleigh, NC, and is passionate about supporting people in creating the life they choose, deserve, and desire by learning how to clear clutter. She hosts her own weekly podcast "Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out."
She recently completed a 52-week book & video course, How to Declutter Your Life, designed to support you in clearing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter.
We talk about the difference between knowing & doing, trusting your intuition, the importance of having professional guidance, and why you can't separate yourself from your work.
Christopher Schwarz is a long-time woodworker and writer who has spent the last 20 years encouraging woodworkers to embrace more handwork in their shops. He built his first workbench when he was 11 and was introduced to handwork when his family built its first house on an Arkansas farm without electricity.
After formal training as a journalist at Northwestern University, Chris worked as a newspaperman by day and studied woodworking at night at the University of Kentucky. In 1996, he was hired as managing editor of Popular Woodworking, where he helped resuscitate the magazine and introduced more handwork into its pages. He eventually became editor and began writing books and teaching woodworking classes.
In 2007 he founded Lost Art Press LLC, a publishing company devoted to one thing: reviving handwork. By 2011, Lost Art Press had grown so much that Chris stepped down as editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine (he’s now a contributing editor) to focus on his company full time and build furniture commissions.
He’s the author of several woodworking books, including “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest,” “Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use,” and “Campaign Furniture.” He has also has produced more than a dozen DVDs on handwork with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and F+W Media Inc. He lives in Fort Mitchell, Ky., with his wife and two daughters.
He was a household name in the house I grew up with, and I'm super stoked I got to chat with him & share that with you. We talk about the nature of craftsmanship, the role of design in his life, preserving the genius of history's builders, and a lot more.
There's a lot in this one, so let's get to it...
Shama Hyder is the founder and CEO of the award-winning agency, The Marketing Zen Group, an integrated web marketing and digital PR firm. She is also a highly acclaimed international keynote speaker and a regular media correspondent, often featured across all major media channels, including MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. She is the best-selling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing (4th Edition) and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age.
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Shama and I discuss the importance of blending traditional & digital marketing, her inspirations, and a lot more.
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Dr. Wayne Hayes is a NASA scientist, entrepreneur, idea-seeker, and he's the creator of the Cold Shoulder Calorie Burning Vest. He currently teaches at University of California Irvine when he's not appearing on news outlets all over the world featuring the vest.
He & his vest have been featured on Dr. Oz, Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Science Daily, The Atlantic, Shape, CNet, The Telegraph, and more.
We talk about the science behind the vest (that goes back to the 1800's), why it seems like snake oil, common sense that's not so common, global warming, his ill-timed entrepreneurial start in 2008, and a lot more.
I love this vest because it's an idea that's so brilliantly simple, but is devilishly complex in execution. Many thanks to Dr. Hayes for putting the time into making it a reality.
Sean Douglas is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Inspirational Speaker. Sean spent four years as a Drill Instructor in Air Force Basic Training developing young men and women into military leaders.
Not surprisingly, he is energetic and passionate about inspiring others to succeed. Sean’s interactive training develops the participants’ skill in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual domains and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.
We talk about hitting rock bottom, why resilience is better than strength, being the CEO of your own life, the psychology of why drill sergeants are so mean, and a lot more.
Michelle Gielan is a national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, and is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.
We are all broadcasters. We are constantly broadcasting information to others, even if we don’t say a word. Managers broadcast to their teams during meetings. Team members broadcast to clients. Clients broadcast to potential clients. And the messages we choose to broadcast shape others’ views of the world.
Our words can move other people from a fear-based mindset in which they see obstacles as insurmountable, to a positive mindset where they see that change is possible, get unstuck, and take action. What makes the difference is what we choose to broadcast. Using scientifically proven communication strategies to ripple out positive change to others, we increase their happiness and success at work, as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders.
We cover how to deal with negative people, how to practice gratitude, how happiness influences others, and a lot more. This is packed with practical advice that you can use to change your life, and the lives of the people you meet.
Andrew Allemann is a domain name expert. He is founder and editor of Domain Name Wire, a news source for the domain name industry. Domain Name Wire has been the go-to source for information about domain name sales, legal issues, domain registrars and other businesses since 2005. The publication and Andrew have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Bloomberg, Fortune, The Washington Post and many other mainstream media.
He is also the founder of PodcastGuests.com, a service that connects podcasters with guests for their shows.
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We talk about all things related to domain names; from finding one that works, buying one that's already taken, and mistakes to avoid when planning for the long-term.
Courtney Hartley and Drew Lovell are working to open Bonus Round, Chicago's first board game cafe. Starting their own business from scratch has been a tumultuous journey but they've learned an enormous amount along the way. Currently they are running pop-up events on the city's north side which are run through Meetup () as they also prepare to launch their Kickstarter campaign in mid-late July.
This week, we have two guests who are working together to open a board game cafe here in Chicago, and we talk about all sorts of stuff ranging from how long progress takes, building a community, prototyping an idea while letting someone else assume the risk, and a lot more.
If you're thinking of making the transition from the 9 to 5 grind, this is a good one for you to listen to.
It's one of the most important questions you'll answer, and most people go about it all wrong. When it comes to figuring out what to do next, there's a better way of doing it. That's what we talk about in this week's episode of the show. It's prompted by a question Jonathan has from a personal coaching client who has an opportunity at work, but isn't sure about whether or not to take it.
So if you're having trouble figuring out where to go from here, this is for you.
Several months ago I got this email from a listener, and since then a whole lot has happened that made it even more relevant. I've been saving this email for a rainy day, and you get the benefits!
Professor Anthony Barnhart received his Ph.D. in cognitive science from Arizona State University, where he began his graduate career with the intention of being a language researcher. To this end, he has published research examining the processes underlying handwritten word perception, a domain that has been largely ignored by psychologists.
Prof. Barnhart is also a part-time professional magician with more than 20 years of performing experience. His research trajectory changed in 2010 with the publication of the book Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about our Everyday Deceptions, in which he was featured as a consultant and teacher on the science of stage magic. The scientific interest that the book garnered motivated Prof. Barnhart to shift his focus toward the interface of science and magic.
His research program in the science of magic explores the intuitions of magicians and attempts to marry this folk psychology with formal scientific models in the domains of attention and perception. This work has been featured in Science News For Kids as well as in national and international television appearances and documentaries, most recently appearing in the Science Channel’s “Hack My Brain” program.
As a performer, he employs psychological principles to elevate his magic’s impact and increase the audience’s sense of wonder. His magic has won four national competitions and has been featured in publications such as National Geographic World magazine, M-U-M Magazine (the official journal of the Society of American Magicians), and The Linking Ring (the journal of the International Brotherhood of Magicians).
This week! We get into some brain science! We dive into the hidden mechanisms of how we make sense of reality, how we make assumptions we don’t even know we’re making, the spotlight of attention, and a whole lot more.
This might be the most important episode of the show so far because this week we dive into the fundamental element of success or failure: mindset. We talk about income inequality, monkeys, and magicians to illustrate the point that you are responsible for creating the life you want to live.
If you disagree after listening to the episode, we'd love to hear from you!
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This week is a little different. I wanted to discuss a strange idea, so I brought in a good friend of mine, Kris Sheppard, to talk about why design has no value. Press play to find out why!
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Kris Sheppard is a designer, magician, and host of multiple podcasts of his own!
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This week's special guest is about as special as it gets: Jonathan's Mom. She talks about what it's like being a Mom, what it was like being his Mom specifically, and as is her motherly obligation she tells embarrassing stories about the host.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there in podcast land! Hope you have a wonderful time, and get the recognition & appreciation you deserve!
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This week I have a very special guest. His name is Quinton Sheer, or Q as I’ve known him over the years. He used to run an internet radio show in the early 2000’s. Since then he’s gotten his law degree specializing in entertainment law. Us entertainers run into some weird questions, and it’s better to get that stuff hammered out BEFORE it becomes an issue.
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He’s wanting to get back into producing audio content, and since he stopped the landscape has changed dramatically. We sit down to talk about what it was like in the good old days, the importance of defining your voice, how to think about creative endeavors, and a lot more that goes into making a podcast.
I pull the curtain back on my creative process and how I go about actually making the show work. What microphone I use, what programs, how I get the show from my computer and into whatever device you’re listening on now.
There’s a lot in this show, that’s why it’s nearly 2 hours long. If you’re interested in the creative arts, and producing something awesome, you’ll want to listen to the whole thing.
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This week is a quick listen, but there's a lot packed in there. Jonathan shares the parable of the Prince & the Magician from the novel The Magus by John Fowles.
We're all magicians of our own lives, creating meaning where there may be none. As you listen to the story that covers 2 pages, think about your own life and how you've found beauty in the real and the unreal.
It's a little out there, but enjoy the strange perspective on how we grow.