Mark and Valerio bring you the thoughts, concepts and books they wish they had known earlier in their lives.
Hello Needlemovers!This past week the UK has been coming to terms with a sudden change to the monarchy and what it will entail looking forwards. With this in mind, your hosts Valerio and Mark have taken this episode to both reflect on how divisive this change has been on the country and discuss the various views.Let us know your thoughts and where were you when you heard the news.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smells Like HumansLike spending time with funny friends talking about curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!This episode of our Deep Dive series explores not only how we change with time, but a reflection on pivotal moments that may have got us to where we are now and what we can take from it that may help get us to where we want to be in the future.Enjoy.
Hello Needlemovers!On this episode of our Booklub series we explore Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson, which divides peoples personality types into four dominant colors; red, yellow, green and blue.We give an introduction to what the personality types are, what each color means, the interaction and ways of communicating across colors including how they can be perceived vs how they prefer to take in information.Let us know what color your personality type is and if it fits what you thought it would be.Enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this week's episode, we head back into our Deep Dive series, exploring what our hosts consider as moves and decisions they made earlier on in their careers that had unfavorable consequences.Let us know if this gave you any memories of choices you've made and what you learnt from it.Enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this episode of the Booklub series in our Needle Movers Podcast, we take a different approach to this episode as one of our hosts have finally not actually read in advance, so takes the route of review host and audience while delving into Two Mirrors and a Cheetah: Think Differently, Own Your Career & Succeed by Being Yourself by Fiona McDonnell.Let us know if you enjoy the episode and watch out for a future episode where we see the application of lessons applied in this book.Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this week's episode we check in on Val's progress, obstacles and best lessons learnt in training towards his half marathon in October.Help donate to a good cause and support Valerio here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerio-and-his-half-marathonStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Booklubers and Needle Movers!On this episode from our booklub series we go over The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness by Morgan Housel. The topics we cover are 1. Our irrational behavior. 2. Luck & financial success. 3. Envy can make you reckless. 4. Holding onto future is more difficult than building it.As always, we hope you enjoy.Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this episode of our Deep Dive series we are joined by Rikesh Patel, where we continue exploring the many aspects that can impact Mental Health, in this case Grief, and all the unforeseen impacts it can have.Rikesh can be found on Instagram @man2heart and @rik011 if you would like to hear more.We hope this helps with anyone who is experiencing any type of grief. Books mentioned were:1. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg2. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by by Julie SmithStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this episode of our Deep Dive series we discuss how we like to take information, we consider what may be holding back our potential to take in gems when they come in forms we don't appreciate and how giving advice can result in us having unnecessary expectations.As always, Enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Welcome to a new episode of our Book Club series, on this episode we look into David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.We uncover the topics of How advantages in some instances can be disadvantages in circumstances, but also, how disadvantages can be channelled into advantages, culminating in ways to decide the game you play to your own advantage.If you enjoy what your listening to have a check on all other platforms, we're broadening out and will have a new episode with you, as always, same time next week.Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Family!On this episode we are joined by our guest Varsha Patel. We explore a number of topics from her journey, her current work, the challenges of the industry, the self doubt and the drive leading her to follow her passion. Speaking of her current work - Varsha is working with the her team (IG: @enclosedspaces2022) towards bringing their theater series to the small screen . The play is brilliant, we have seen it live!If you feel generous, make sure to donate to their Indiegogo crowd funding: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cubicle-the-movie#/Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
On this episode your hosts Valerio and Mark cover the topic of promotions and having "the talk" with your boss when it comes to career progression.We discuss the internal conversations and thoughts that can limit yourself, and opportunities outside of the typical promotion that can help with growth.Enjoy and let us know your experiences.Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
This weeks episode covers Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo.We slice this insightful book into 9 pertinent topics:(1) Making use of Passion(2) Telling Stories(3) Practice, Practice, Practice(4) Teach Something New(5) Deliver Jaw Dropping Moments(6) Using Humour(7) The 18 min rule(8) Using Pictures over text(9) Being AuthenticWe hope you enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Needlemovers!On this deep dive session, Mark and Valerio spend time, calculating what time is actually worth and whether the way it's generally perceived is impacting the way we prioritize activities.Let us know what you came you discovered!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Your Hosts Valerio and Mark break down Flow by Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiToday's Topics include:(1) Pleasure vs. Enjoyment, (2) What does a "State of Flow" mean? and (3) Finding Flow.Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VUStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello!On this episode we have go over the importance of body language and the use of Power stances to come both become and come across confident. Enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Booklubbers!We're back with the final instalment of Why has nobody told me this before? by Dr Julie Smith. On this final episode we go over the topics of Fear and Stress with ways to breathe through them both.If you've enjoyed this three-piece series on Why has nobody told me this before? Lookout for some upcoming Needlemovers episodes where we go over even more topics in our Deep Dive sessions that we could not cover in our Book club episodes.Happy Listening!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VUStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello fellow Needlemovers!How are you?On today's episode your hosts Valerio and Mark continue with the topic of mental health and dedicate this episode to tools, exercises and books that can help YOU boost and improve your own.Some references used in this episode include Roger Williams University and Pillars of Wellness. For all visual aids discussed have a look at our Instagram and website so you don't miss any information.Enjoy!Stories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Hello Booklubbers!On this week's episode we continue our mental health awareness theme, returning to Dr Julie Smiths Why has nobody told me this before?Following on from episode 25 where we went over the topics of Dark Places and Motivation, providing tips on how to handle and improve them respectively. On this episode we follow up with the topics of Emotional Pain and Self Doubt.Please share these episodes with people who matter to you as there is always a reason to strengthen your mental health. As always, enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
Inspired by the TEDx of David Phillips - The Magical Science of Storytelling - this week we explore the concept of Influencing Through Storytelling.Storytelling can be used to influence and win over your audience when presenting a new idea, selling goods and services, or when coaching. In this episode we go through the fundamentals and explore examples and tips to tune our storytelling skills! You will also find out how attaching a story to 200 junk items worth $1 each has generated a revenue of $8000!
We're back!After a short break off, your hosts are back with a book they only recently discovered, but resonated with them so much it has made both of their top 5 book recommendations. This week they begin outlining some key topics from Why has nobody told me this before? By Dr Julie Smith.The two topics addressed in this episode are Dark Places, and Motivation. Which are both things we're sure we've all had experiences with.If you'd like more insight into out top 5 preferred book recommendations let us know.Small note: In this episode we refer to the book as Why has nobody ever told me that, which is a mistake on our part, only because it ended up being the question we kept asking while reading it hahaha. Hope you enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
Hello and welcome!On this episode your hosts go over Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins.This book is not one to be compressed so we do highly recommend you read the full thing to understand the story that builds legends.The topics covered in this episode are: 1. The Accountability Mirror, 2. The Callus Mind & 40% rule, 3. Taking Souls.We hope you enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
On this episode of The Needle Movers Podcast, your hosts Mark and Valerio go over their decisions to get MBAs at Quantic School of Business and Technology, a relatively new MBA programme that's on the rise versus going more traditional routes and the key differences between learning fresh out of university and while working full-time careers.Let us know if your experiences if you have completed an MBA or EMBA yourself and if you found it worthwhile. Enjoy!
Hello Booklubbers!Today's episode is around a profound topic and somehow done without any profanity, on this episode we go over The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, albeit the fudge edition.We've taken the principles outlined in this book and divided them into 4 main topics: The myth of a problem free life.Substituting your problems + Ownership. Choosing the pain you are willing to endure. Choosing your values. As always, we hope you enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
Hello Booklubbers!On this episode, our own host Valerio is as in the dark on the topic as the audience. Here we delve into a breakdown of career success proposed by Harvey Coleman in his book Empowering Yourself, The Organizational Game Revealed.In which he breaks down success into 3 key components; Performance, Image and Exposure (PIE).If you like what you hear, please leave a comment, like and follow for more episodes.As always Enjoy!
On this episode your hosts dive into Leaders Eat Last another book by Simon Sinek. After kicking off our podcast with Start with Why `by Simon Sinek we now delve into why some teams pull together and others don't.We have spliced the book into four key takeaways; Cultivating a culture of Safety, the Four Chemicals, the Role of Leaders and Destructive Abundance.Happy listening! And don't forget to rate and review.Thank you!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
In this weeks episode of The Needle Movers podcast, your hosts Valerio and Mark explore the pivotal role self interests play in work and personal relationships.Have a read of this Harvard Business Review if you want more insight into the spectrum of Rivalry to Collaboration.If you like what you've heard please remember to rate and subscribe.Hope you enjoy!
In this weeks episode Mark and Valerio dive into Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty. This book has a number of key elements and principles we've grouped into 3 main topics to take away.Letting Go, comprised of four elements: Identity, Negativity, Fear & Intentions.Giving, comprised of 3 elements: Finding purpose, Training our mind & Mastering our ego.Growing, discovering service and connecting to the world.Let us know which if any of these elements you hadn't used and if they help you going forward.Enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
In this episode we talk all things consistency, the celebrated upside of remaining consistent and the bad habits and character traits that fall under the title of consistency when done wrong.The topics we go over are The ambiguity cliff, The guide of self awareness, and a different perspective of viewing maintenance and disruption.Hope you enjoy!
In this weeks episode your hosts Valerio and Mark explore Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.The topics covered include why the three phases of the sleep cycle; Deep sleep, Light sleep and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep are so important, should not be compromised and the best ways to hack your sleep.Let us know if you're able to wake up to your biological clock without alarms.Enjoy!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
On this episode your hosts discuss the taboo of failures and how much importance they have in paving the road to success.We'll go over our personal views on failure, how external factors have an impact and the strain of it on mental health, while of course letting you in on some tools and perspectives to help better approach failures.If you like what you hear please leave us a review and a rating!Hope you enjoy.
Following on from Episode 11, we're again diving into The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.Part II goes over habits 4 to 7, which are: Thinking win win, Seeking first to understand then to be understood (the order matters!), Synergy and Sharpening the Saw.If you enjoy what you hear a rating and feedback are much welcome.Thank you!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
On this episode of The Needle Movers Podcast we introduce one of our new formats focused on discussing a theme, where one host dives in and explores the way we think about self-development aspects and if there are any gems in the way to better manage them.This episode is all about Hacking your Plans. If you enjoyed please subscribe for more episodes, rate us on whichever platform you're listening on and share us with your friends. Also, please send us any themes you would like to hear us discuss and anyone who you think would add a great perspective to these conversations that may join us on these podcasts.
Start the new year with the right tools and take on getting some good habits. In that vain we're kicking off with a book published the same year as one of our hosts birth:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.This one is a legend of a book with so many gems we had to split it over two episodes!Part I covers being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first.Happy New Year!Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/walz/golden-ageLicense code: X3K09FQOF1NGT0VU
Permission to Screw Up is the story of Kristen, a student who decided to set up a cleaning company and hire students to work in it. Kristen's story is packed with lessons, anecdotes, and laugh out loud moments. In this episode we cover: 1) Believing in People 2) Holding Difficult Conversation 3) FBI - a feedback technique 4) Engaging with others and 5) Leadership - what they don't teach you in business school!We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
On this weeks episode Mark and Valerio continue going through the more topics raised in Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.If you haven't listened already, we suggest you start with our previous episode which goes over system 1 and system 2, Anchoring, Priming and the Science of availability.This week we follow up with the concepts of Sunk cost fallacy, Loss aversion and Framing.Let us know your thoughts on the different points, whether you agree or disagree.Enjoy!
On this weeks episode Mark and Valerio outline Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.With the audiobook running at 20 hrs and 1 min in length we decided to give the most benefit without overwhelming you with principles we'd split the key principles out over two episodes.In part I we cover; system 1 and system 2, Anchoring, Priming and the Science of availability.Stay tuned for Part II next week, where we'll go over Sunk cost fallacy, Loss aversion and Framing to tie it all up.Happy Listening!
This week's episode goes over The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. This book condenses expert people management practices into three effective techniques with sustained benefits. These are; one-minute goals, one-minute praisings and one-minute redirects (formerly reprimands). If taking a one-minute based book and turning it into our most extended podcast so far isn't an achievement, I don't know what is.As always, enjoy!
In today's episode, we go through the Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters. This book characterises your mind and its processes in evocative bizarre ways.Topics include; Taking control of your Chimp, How you are not your feelings, The Computer, then a summary of the Chimp, the Human and the Computer.Whether reading that made any sense or not, you're in for a treat.Enjoy!
Today's episode goes through the highly acclaimed, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936, with self-help topics that still ring true today. In this episode, Valerio and Mark discuss the topics of Handling relationships, Getting others to like you, Influencing others & getting them on board, culminating in Being a great leader.Let us know if you've read it and considered any points we haven't mentioned.Enjoy!
In this week's episode, Valerio and Mark interpret Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, addressing whether talent is overrated, introducing the 10,000-hour rule and discussing the impact circumstances can have on success. Thanks for tuning in!
In this weeks episode, Valerio and Mark break down Atomic Habits by James Clear, covering the three main topics of the Marginal gains (The 1% Rule), the best ways to break a bad habit and tips/tricks to build new ones.As always, we hope you enjoy it!
Welcome to Episode 2! In this episode, Valerio and Mark delve into The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali & Hasan Kubba.Expanding on what it means to have an unfair advantage, the framework best used to understand what yours may be, and the differences in mindsets that allow you to best capitalise from your unfair advantage.The audio quality took a dip this week as we explored different options for recording, lessons learnt, expect better quality going forwards.
Welcome to the Booklub Podcast! Your hosts Mark Jasons and Valerio Tomasso will dive into this week's book, Start with Why by Simon Sinek, and summarise its key takeaways. We'll be exploring the relevance it has to both business prospects and personal lives, as well as how it relates to our own experiences. If you have or haven't read it yet, we hope this gives you a better perspective on the principles it highlights and, most of all, you enjoy.