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Gratitude is such a powerful tool. I talk about two counterintuitive things in regard to gratitude. 1) Perhaps how we look at gratitude isn't right sometimes. Being told to compare what we have in regard to what other people don't have. If we continue to compare ourselves to others, and try to see how we're better off, that's actually perhaps not healthy. And 2) Go ahead and write down the negative things on your life on your gratitude list. Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Check out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting! These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones. You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS, https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for mobile mic for Android https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: email@example.comFor social Media: https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Transcript: Mischa Zvegintzov 00:02 All right. Today we're going to talk about gratitude, and perhaps some counterintuitive thoughts that I've had on gratitude. Maybe not only counterintuitive as to what to write down for me, and this is for me. Last episode, I was talking about Adam, who's so graciously customer, some customer tech support over at, GoDaddy, who reminded me that change your perspective, and the things you look at change. Thank you for that, Adam. But when I started going on my little riff on that, and thanking Adam and I started to talk about gratitude, and how powerful gratitude can be in our lives, and we hear all the time, gratitude lists. You know, make gratitude lists in the morning, 5 things you're grateful for. You know, just if you're, if you're upset in the moment find something to be grateful for. And it is such a powerful tool. And I came across ah... I'll talk about two things in regard to gratitude. One is that perhaps, perhaps how we look at gratitude isn't right sometimes. And then to go ahead and write down the negative things in your life on the gratitude list. So those are my two counterintuitive thoughts. Right? So I think oftentimes, we're told to be grateful what you have as to what other people don't have. And I think that that implies that the shiny objects are to be grateful for. Right? Or like, you know, in extream circumstances, be grateful, you've got your feet, and you can walk because some people don't, right. Mischa Zvegintzov 02:06 And I'm not saying be don't be grateful for that. But when we start comparing, and it's kind of a nuanced way to look about it. And this idea was brought to me, I think I read it in A Course In Miracles, you know, I'm all into A Course In Miracles. And let's say, This is what the Course in Miracles said, it's the way I interpreted it. But it was like, hey, if we continue to compare ourselves to others, and try to see how we're better off, like, that's actually perhaps not healthy. Because the better off is an illusion. Right? Like, and I love actually love that idea. It's like trying to find the god gratitude versus the I've got gratitude versus the compare gratitude. Because the illusion is my life's better because "I have this". Well, the reality is, a lot of the "I have this" has been a source of major discontentment in my life. Right. And so let's, let me try and tie that... I appreciate you going down this path with me. And I was thinking as I was on a meeting the other day, on a zoom, meeting with a group of people and gratitude was the topic and of course, people were talking about gratitude lists. And in the back of my, in my mind, I started thinking about... you know... According to this, like, Well, alright, maybe I don't, on my gratitude list, put the things that I've got that you don't. So therefore, I'm grateful running water, all the way up to shiney house to whatever, you know. And I was like, what if I started writing down the supposed negative things in my life to be grateful for them? Right. And I thought, that's an interesting thought. And then I immediately went to well, let's put down the top worst things in my life that perhaps I've seen. Or would be perceived as bad. Or you know, all these these ideas. So when I got sober back in the day, you know, when I was 17 years old, and because I was gonna die, I was dying from alcohol and drugs. You know, there was the final, you know, moments in jail. There was there was that the judge, you know, laying the hammer down. Like, there was the the... I was crushed. best thing that ever happened to me . Mischa Zvegintzov 03:11 So it's best thing that ever happened to me, and it's given me, like, the, the addiction and chemical dependency and all that is actually the best thing that happened to me. It's given me an amazing perspective on life. It's given me access to a higher power that provides me immense contentment and freedom and joy and peace in the moment. And it's actually introduced me to a framework of how to live life like steps, here's some steps you can take to have a good life. And I really learned, oh my god, like, if you follow steps, you can have success. If you see something out there that is calling to you, and someone's done it before you and they have a framework for you to follow, you can literally go follow that framework and have success. I mean, in get the end result, or some piece of it, or some part of it, right. I guess some people might go, I want to go be a neurosurgeon, but perhaps their hands are too shaky, or perhaps their mental capacity is carried towards something else, and not neuroscience, or neurosurgery or whatever, you know. But I think you get what I'm saying.Mischa Zvegintzov 05:08 And then there was the darkest days of, of that final breakup that I went through that just emotionally devastated me, you know, this was, like, seven years ago or something by now. But again, in that moment, I would have told you, it's horrible. But I was devastated. But again, it brought it's brought me so much freedom and insight and, like, release from pent up emotions and, and fears. And it's just broght me so close to My God, my higher power my source. Like new levels, again, of freedom and release of the illusions of those shiny objects that I think I've got to have to be happy. No. And I had come up with this whole list of the worst things and I'm like, Oh my gosh, if I started looking at what's the available lesson and every supposed negative thing. Wow. So start making that my gratitude list all the bad things, you know, I've tried to think about that thing right now. I could put up my list. Oh, the neighbor planted a tree. I'm like, god dammit, that's gonna grow and impede whatever view of some damn thing I've got, like, all right. You know what the trees do? They just bring amazing birds and they actually provide shade and any foliage... Like it it dampens sound. So any road noise and like it actually makes everything more peaceful. I swear I and I get that a lot as I setting in my house and I hear the birds chirping all over the place. Like oh my god if like if there wasn't all this foliage around impeding my view of whatever the bank across the street.Mischa Zvegintzov 08:27 Then there wouldn't be these birds that are just there's there's so many amazing birds flying around here the life that the birds bring is incredible. But that's just one example. And so I also started thinking you know the gratitude for... like if you're God's big enough you're just you can be grateful for the fact that we have breath today. But even then, it's like if you're if my gods big enough like there's more next there's something. Or there's more meaning than just my egoic attachment to this to how I feel right now. And so you can be grateful for death to. You can be grateful for, grateful for the way, grateful for creation. Grateful for the way everything works. Supposed it good or bad. Just like a core knowing gratitude. Yeah. Mischa Zvegintzov 09:41 There's that guy Nick. I wish I could remember his last name (Nick Santonastasso). But he effectively has you know, he's had some disease when he was kid. Kinda wish I could remember his last name. But he's so powerful because he's got basically one arm and on this arm he's got you know, like one a couple of fingers, that's like one big finger. I don't know that. So much of what he does, and when I see him, you know, on the Instagram or whatever. And I've had the opportunity to see him speak live twice, once in person and once on a on like a zoom thing during the COVID. But I got to see him Funnel Hacking Live, I got to see him live. But also he was he was hanging out a bunch at Funnel Hacking Live, that was the great thing about the funnel, hacking live 2021. If you ever have an opportunity to go to one of these things, you should. Because all these amazing speakers, if you're into this kind of stuff, like Nick was there hanging out, he was just hanging out rolling around in his wheelchair with his posse, his crew, fully accessible. You could talk to him as much as you want it. Then his parents were there. Actually, it was funny at a moment to talk to his parents. But I was like, who's the old people older than me, people are actually probably my age.Mischa Zvegintzov 11:11 But I went to talk to somebody I knew. I had one of those moments of talk to someone you don't know or talk to the person, you know. And for whatever reason, I was like, I just I wasn't feeling like introducing myself or striking up a new conversation. Because I had some fear and insecurity, right. And so I went talk to the people that I knew. And I looked back over and Nick rolls up and it turns out these people that I weren't going to talk to who looked like they were looking for someone to talk to as they were because they know anybody. Then all of a sudden there was Nick talking to his parents. And I was like what the hell what a crazy I kind of had such so much fun talking to his parents just to get insights into what they feel experienced. Like to get the parental perspective of a son who's just empowering people through his supposedly defects, you know, physical defects. It's like unbelievable. But anyway it's a good reminder for me next time if I have the opportunity to put my fears aside and embrace the unknown of who I don't know. Anyway. Got so many thought loops going here.Mischa Zvegintzov 12:26 But Nick is so great at pointing out that the body stuff is the illusion man. Like when I would have been in physically fit, like in my best physical fitness. Or I think I might my most handsomeness shining honest, right? Like the most echoic stuff to offer have sometimes been my deepest points of insecurity. And he just shines a light on that on me and it's beautiful, and I love it. He's like your body is nothing. And like he talks about how his physical defects are the biggest gifts in his life. And I believe it man. I see it in action man. So anyway, Nick, God bless you. I'm going to end there. And just say quick that like, hey, maybe start writing down on your gratitude list. The top five things that you're unhappy about that cause you discontent and look for where you can find the goodness in that? Because that's it man shit keeps coming at us in life and we get the five gratitude in it or we don't anyway, I'm out. Enough of my pontificating. I hope this made some sort of sense. Please reply back. Go into the show notes. I believe that's firstname.lastname@example.org send me an email "Yeah, right on. I was relating." or "Man you're full of crap!" Anyway, love to all Peace out.
Has a big epiphany ever caused you to instantly alter the trajectory of something in your life? Today I am joined by loyal listener and international piano entertainer Matt Fetbrandt. When Matt reached out to tell me about the epiphany that changed his life, I knew right away his story had to be shared. Over the past year, Matt has traveled over 16,000 miles, through 34 U.S. states, and 18 national parks, with no plans of stopping. Tune in to today's episode to find out how in just 7 months Matt went from staying in a sober living home with only $12 to his name to saving $20,000 and living out his travel dreams. When is the last time you acted on a spontaneous urge to travel? I'd love to hear all about your adventure and hope you will share by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get: Access To The Zero To Travel Podcast Archives (300+ amazing episodes and growing) One Bonus Episode Per Month (Decided By YOU) + Exclusive Content You Can't Hear Anywhere Else Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer! All Episodes Ad-Free (From April 2021 Onward) Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia's new podcast, Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also supported by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. Tune In To Learn: 11:40 A musician's take on the Nashville music scene 19:30 The root & growth of Matt's passion for music 29:10 Lessons from living in New York City for 10 years 32:00 What it's like to be a performer as an introvert 36:10 Creating community through music & setting the right vibe as a piano man 41:30 How the journey from addiction to recovery led to a passion for travel 46:20 What it's like to live in a sober living home 49:20 The moment Matt's life changed forever 50:40 How Matt saved $20,000 in less than a year 55:00 Why choose a lifestyle centered around growth 1:03:20 How Matt's road trip got trip started 1:09:20 Finding the balance between spontaneity 1:11:10 What's next in becoming a full-time nomad 1:14:30 Matt's Top 3 Favorite Piano Tunes 1:19:20 Counterintuitive advice that could majorly pay off And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Out Travel The System & Wildly Goods - Today's Sponsors Check out Matt's website Follow Matt on Instagram & connect on LinkedIn Location Indie Want More? How to Travel with Less Money, Start Working on the Road, and Never Settle Down w/ Nora Dunn What It Takes To Go Location Independent Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese
Bill Handel talks about how school surveillance of students via laptops may be doing more harm than good. Also, some Generation Z job applicants are scrubbing campus political activism from their resumes because the people doing the hiring simply aren't interested anymore. Dean Sharp joins the show for the back half of the segment for this week's edition of Handel and The House Whisperer. He and Handel talk disclose the secret to being a great holiday host.
When we focus the bulk of our time on underperformers and fixing problems, we bring the rest of the team down. Every time you fix something, does something else break? Are you constantly drained from plugging leaks and putting out fires? Does it feel like your workweek is just a giant real-life game of Whack-a-Mole? If so, chances are, you've probably fallen into the trap of always focusing on the underperformer. We're hardwired as humans—and especially as leaders—to fix what's breaking. We bounce from one broken thing to the next. Some of us hang our identity on that. But what happens is that we unintentionally neglect and overlook what's going well. And our reward for fixing one problem is being handed the next. In this episode, co-hosts Richard Lindner and Jeff Mask talk about our tendency to focus on underperformers and how it's not a sustainable way to run a business. There's a much better way to get things done. The Business Law of Thirds Jeff walks us through a framework where you envision a rectangle divided into thirds. It's The Law of Thirds, but the business one, not the photography one. In the top third are your high performers. When you're growing something, leading through change, they're lifting everyone around them, championing the cause, on board, a joy to lead. At the very opposite end of the rectangle, the bottom third, are the people who are frustrated and super cynical. They're not just questioning the strategy (that can actually be helpful), but they're always pessimistic, sowing seeds of doubt, a lot of toxicity. In the middle third are the fence-sitters, not quite sure where they stand. They could really go either way—and they do. So, where do we as leaders focus? Our tendency is to pay attention to the bottom third and invest time there, because they need TLC. They're loud, squeaky, and we're concerned they're going to affect everyone else. But, when we focus on the bottom third, two things happen. The fence-sitters realize where the attention is, and they start gravitating to the bottom. They do it subconsciously. We just go where the attention is, as human beings. Focusing on the bottom means you get more people doing the grumbling. The second thing that happens is you alienate the top performers. Some of them will leave, frustrated with the situation. They get sick and tired of the hand-holding of all the mediocre people. They don't thrive in that environment. Be Careful Not to Perpetuate the Cycle When we focus on the underperformers, we're modeling how to get attention: negativity. Negative actions get positive rewards. We've got to rewire that. When you're so focused on trying to get an underperformer to the bare minimum, what's happening to the ignored high performer? You might be thinking about High Performer Jane, “If everyone could just be like Jane...” Well, are you talking to Jane, investing in her, challenging her? Or are you putting her on a pedestal, comparing people to her, but then not focusing on her, giving her any attention, helping her go from good to great to greater? Jim Collins, in his incredible book, Good to Great, says, “People are not your most important assets; the right people are.” Are you focusing on the right people, or do you need to flip the rectangle? Richard and Jeff would challenge you to focus just 25% of your time on the underperformers and 75% on the people who want to go from good to great. When you focus positive attention on the high performers, people who are excited, then the people in the middle will gravitate to the attention, the excitement, the energy. Some of the bottom third will jump out of the boat and leave. Fine. Leading them is one of the hardest things you have to do. We don't want to lose the mediocre people, but they suck everyone's energy. High performers are 400% more productive than average performers. Think of what else could be done, how much more profitable, focused, energetic you can be if you focused on them. Leading excited overperformers makes Sunday night fun and energizing. You're actually excited for Monday morning. Where our focus goes, our energy flows. Where energy flows is where we grow. Recognize, Replace, and Recite Be honest with yourself. Sometimes we focus on underperformers because we secretly enjoy having these problems to solve. It makes us feel like we're needed, valuable. When you find yourself saying “I'm just so busy,” what we're doing is feeding our ego that we're important. We're tired and saying we don't want to be busy, but we're feeding it. We do want to be busy, and a martyr vibe happens. Shift that mindset. Instead of a little bit of glory and brownie points for being a fixer, flip it. You don't need to put out fires to be valuable. Change the narrative. Recognize, Replace, and Recite are the 3 Rs of the mindset framework.Recognize when things are off. Replace it with something more powerful. Recite who we are. I lead high performing people. Focus on the overperformers and watch everyone else rise, get better, or bail out. Or: I take things that are working and scale them. When problems come up, you can still solve them. You just don't look for them every waking moment. Leadership is an awesome journey because we're truly affecting lives for the better, if we so choose. Richard and Jeff want to hear from YOU. Is there a topic you want to dive into? Was something in today's episode a big aha moment for you? Or did you disagree with something? 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Welcome back to another FocusBreak with Curt Steinhorst. This week, Curt shares a story about friend and colleague, Mark Skeba, reaching a breaking point in his corporate career – that moment he recognized work was negatively impacting his life and that he needed to do something about it. Tune in to hear how focusing on an idea that is thousands of years old helped him find the rest he needed.Learn more about Curt Steinhorst's work:Keynote SpeakerFounder of FocuswiseForbes ColumnistBest-Selling AuthorFocusFit ChallengeProfessional Speech Coach
"For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe. For they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiar form of speech, nor lead a life which is marked out by any singularity. The course of conduct which they follow has not been devised by any speculation or deliberation of inquisitive men; nor do they, like some, proclaim themselves the advocates of any merely human doctrines. But, inhabiting Greek as well as barbarian cities, according as the lot of each of them has determined and following the customs of the natives in respect to clothing, food, and the rest of their ordinary conduct, they display to us their wonderful and confessedly striking method of life." —The Epistle to Diognetus
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The Counterintuitive Sales Advice That You Need To Hear With Ari Galper, the #1 Authority in Trust-Based Selling. In this episode Shawn has an awesome conversation with Ari Galper, author of Unlock the Game, who breaks down several sales myths that no longer serve their purpose. Instead, he focuses on building trust with prospects in ways that may seem counterintuitive, but have proven effective. Main Takeaways:2:30 - Overcoming Nervousness to Sell5:00 - My Crazy Call with ALL Decision Makers7:00 - I Accidentally Hit The Mute Button and They Thought I Hung Up9:30 - Releasing The Pressure off of Your Prospects11:30 - Sales Myths from the 80's16:30 - Example Call - How To Build Trust With Your Prospect23:45 - "Do you have any feedback?"26:30 - "Where do you think we should go from here""36:00 - The Straight line from their problem to your solution42:30 - Momentum kills the saleAri Galper is the founder and CEO of Unlock The Game® and is the world's number #1 authority on trust-based selling. He has been featured in CEO Magazine, Forbes, INC Magazine, SkyNews and the Australian Financial Review.As trust becomes the most important currency in the new economy, the act of selling as a de-humanizing process with endless “chasing”, has been completely re-invented and anchored in the timeless values of integrity and trust – through Trust-Based Selling.In his best-selling book, “Unlock The Sales Game”, Ari describes his revolutionary sales approach based on getting to the truth and why having a mindset of focusing on deep trust, instead of “the sale” – is ironically, 10 times more profitable.Website: https://unlockthegame.com/ Instagram: @unlockthegameFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ariigalperLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arigalper/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJrVrRTOn5HED-e7sCwB7GwBe sure to check out Ari's AMAZING book Unlock The Sales Game: https://unlockthegame.com/ Join the #1 Community for Service Professionals and Entrepreneurs: www.blackdiamondclub.com
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If you ever thought about creating and selling your own physical products brand, you've probably heard most experts recommend that you start selling online first. But what happens if you use retail sales to drive your e-commerce sales? Join Jay on today's Black Entrepreneur Blueprint podcast episode # 373 where he discusses a counterintuitive approach to building a new brand. Visit: https://hellyeahhotsauce.com/
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Brandon Bornancin is the CEO and Founder of Seamless.AI, which helps the world connect to opportunity by finding emails and cell phones for anyone. In this episode, Brandon reveals why Tom Brady is the most inspirational winner to him, role plays a sales call live with Jeremey and flexes his motivational speaker skills. Visit SalesLoft.com for show notes and insights from this episode.
Online Marketing for Nonprofits in the New Normal with Brady Josephson. ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨ In 2020 we experienced a big shift in nonprofit organizations moving to online and digital fundraising. Now more and more nonprofits are wondering what type of online marketing for nonprofits there is to advance their missions. In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a just a rush to, "Get Online"! But now, more than a year and a half into the pandemic, have nonprofit organizations optimized their online marketing presence? In this replay podcast, Brady Josephson will talk about Online ✨Marketing for Nonprofits: ✨How the NextAfter Institute helps nonprofit organizations ✨Counterintuitive fundraising practices ✨Resources and research for Covid-19 ✨Collecting data through donating to nonprofits ✨The Big Question: What are other nonprofits doing? ✨Increasing digital marketing trends for nonprofits ✨Using focused and authentic marketing ✨Data-informed strategy for fundraising ✨Email marketing vs. social media ✨The basics you need for fundraising Thanks for listening! Holly Rustick Expert Grant Writer & Bestselling Author https://www.grantwritingandfunding.com/ Favor, please? If you love this podcast, would you please do me a favor and leave a review on iTunes or your podcast listener? ✨✨ Visit www.grantwritingandfunding.com to get the proven G.R.A.N.T.S. formula to write winning grants ✨✨
#917: Innovation is our focus today and what you heard at the top of the show was Doug Paul, author of Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. Doug is a Managing Partner and Innovation Strategist of Catapult, an organization that helps leaders build successful ministries that scale. You heard him talking about churches today as we discussed their necessary need for massive innovation, but so far they seem to be looking at it poorly. In our opinion. The point of the show however, is for you. I take aim at innovation being counterintuitive. We work and strive so hard to find what drives success in our lives and businesses and want to say, “Yes! We got it!” Then reap the rewards. Which we can and do, for a time. But in today's world, especially for business, things will change. Others will innovate and threaten what we provide and we risk being eclipsed and even being made obsolete. Even in our personal lives what we find produces success will often plateau or wane. This is our discussion. Find Doug at dougpaul.org and check out his book, Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. Next...Doug Paul and drilling in on innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, we discuss how many people in the personal development world try to "combat" their painful experiences, and why that is only a half-baked prescription. We'll discuss the powerful alternative to this, and why it's becoming more popular.To join the masterclass, visit: www.corymuscara.com/masterclass
ABOUT: Jim Kramer spent his early career working up to the position of HR Director for a large country jail system in Nashville, Tennessee. During this time, he completed his master's degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and began teaching as an adjunct instructor for MBA students at Belmont University. Jim's government career continued to progress, culminating in the role of Deputy Director of HR for the Davidson County government. Once the government became too government for Jim, he accepted an opportunity with Shamrock Foods Company in 2015, relocating him and his family to Phoenix, AZ. Starting as their Director of Talent Acquisition, Jim quickly expanded his role to also encompass enterprise HR field operations and safety. Today, Jim is the Vice President of People Operations. STAY CONNECTED: linkedin.com/in/jim-kramer __________________ Thank you again for joining us today! If you know anybody that would benefit from this episode please share it with them and help spread the knowledge and motivation. Don't forget to show your support for the Rise Up For You Podcast by writing a review on iTunes. Your feedback helps the success of our show and pushes us to continuously be better! Check out www.riseupforyou.com for more podcast episodes, webinars, events, and more to help you get to the next level in your personal and professional life! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube @riseupforyou Looking for more support? Grab your free coaching call with our team completely FREE! Bring your questions about Confidence, Leadership or Business and we will assign you the best coach to provide customizable support. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CALL HERE calendly.com/riseupforyou/coaching
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Apologies for the brief hiatus. I was ill and needed to rest but I am doing better and stronger now. Thank You for always being here. In today's episode we explore the concept of INDIRECTNESS and other counterintuitive approaches to problem solving. The Indirect approach is a military strategy described and chronicled by B. H. Liddell Hart after World War I. It was an attempt to find a solution to the problem of high casualty rates in conflict zones. The strategy calls for armies to advance along the line of least resistance. There are a number of lessons we can extrapolate from the concept of indirectness and other strategies mentioned in today's episode, do listen, share your thoughts and other take-aways with us, we would love to hear from You. Remember to go out and create Awesomeness, We would love to continue this conversation on Instagram, I encourage you to DM @brightcemeka or @thecreativeschronicles. We look forward to hearing from you and please do subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Podbean and any other podcasting app you use, just search for The Creatives Chronicles on your podcasting app and subscribe, thank You! Get In Touch with us: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The power went out! Listen along as we continue through Matthew's gospel. Text: Matthew 21:1-22 Title: Counterintuitive Kingdom Reading: Matthew 21:1-22 “Jesus is consciously making preparations to enter Jerusalem after the fashion of Zech 9:9, with echoes of Isa 62:11. Zechariah's prophecy was widely interpreted in rabbinic literature as messianic” - Craig Blomberg “One who sees a donkey in a dream should anticipate salvation, as it is said: “Behold, your king comes unto you; he is triumphant, and victorious, lowly, and riding upon a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).” - Berakhot 56 b “it is a triumphal entry, but one that parodies the entry of kings and their armies. This is the entry of the one who has come to serve, but that he has come to serve makes him no less a king….Jesus identifies himself as the Lord, but one that will ride on an ass, a creature not normally associated with what it means to be a king. Victors in battle do not ride into their capital cities riding on asses, but rather they ride on fearsome horses. But this king does not and will not triumph through forces of arms.” - Stanley Hauerwas “The crowds acclaim Jesus as Messiah with regal, Davidic terminology. “Son of David” also echoes the blind men's cry in the previous chapter. “Hosanna” originally meant God save us but by the first century was probably just a cry of praise to Yahweh. The “He who comes in the name of the Lord,” like the “coming one” of whom John the Baptist spoke, refers to the Messiah, and the entire beatitude echoes Ps 118:26. - Craig Blomberg “And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” - Luke 19:41-44 “Jesus is the great high priest who has come to restore to Israel the right worship of Israel's God. The chief priests and scribes understand that this is about power. They will soon ask him where he gets the authority to do what he has done. They do not understand that the son of David can do what he does: cleanse the temple by making it the place where the blind, lame, poor, and children can praise God. If Jesus is not the Messiah he's certainly acting like He is.” - Stanley Hauerwas “In Jeremiah 8:13, the Lord had said to Jeremiah that he wanted to gather the nations but he had found no "figs on the fig tree," and even the leaves had withered. Jesus, fresh from his confrontation with the chief priests and scribes, curses the fig tree, declaring that no fruit would ever come from it again. The tree withered, just as the scribes and chief priests withered the temple.” - Stanley Hauerwas “Our personal lives can look like “in leaf.” Our leaves may look like those of a supermom, a winner, a perfect family, an A-team Christian with an overstuffed schedule of ministry activities. But the root may be withered. There may be no fruit of holiness and no intimacy with God. What's worse—our leaves may even fool us. And our churches can do the same. A church's leaves may look impressive: booming attendance, capital campaigns, clever pastors, impressive music. But what will the Lord find upon close inspection? Will he find only leaves? Or will he find figs, too?” - Greg Lanier Questions: 1. Are we celebrating, in awe, moved to tears over this or are we just disappointed that He is not bringing the reforms of our personal agendas? 2. What do we really mean when we sing hosanna? 3. Are we all leaves and no fruit?
If Jesus Was Serious - Matt. 5:38-48: A dear friend sent me a note after last weekend's message and said something to this effect: “Didn't the text for this weekend include verses 31 and 32 where Jesus talked about divorce? Does that mean we get a whole weekend on it next weekend? Lord knows enough of us are curious about it!” Essentially, reading between the lines of the text, she might have been calling me a coward! So, this weekend I will anchor the rest of Matthew 5 on Jesus' teaching on divorce. As is often the case, I can hardly wait to hear what I have to say about the whole subject! I so look forward to connecting with you this weekend. Be blessed, be well and be connected. Pastor Ian
Our guest this week is two time backgammon world champion and author, Bill Robertie. We discuss his new book, How to Play the Opening in Backgammon -- Part 2: Everything Matters.We welcome your questions - send them to us at email@example.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.podcastClick to listen - Alt click to downloadShow Notes[00:00] Introduction of Bill Robertie, backgammon champion author of How to Play the Opening in Backgammon/Part 2: Everything Matters[00:28] Remembering Stan Tomchin[02:48] How is Bill's new book different from the other books in the series?[05:09] Bill's target audience for this book series[07:42] Counterintuitive plays[08:34] Does writing about backgammon improve Bill's game?[10:04] Making your own 3pt versus 22pt[19:42] 6-1 is weaker than 3-1 and 4-2[22:51] eXtreme Gammon[30:25] XG making plays that conflicts how humans play[34:02] South Point Casino July Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker[34:30] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting community, training suite, and forum[35:05] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners[36:23] Making an early ace point[39:58] Considering opponent's style[46:45] What will be covered in Part 3[49:16] TheGammonPress.com[51:45] Recommended: Hobak Korean BBQ, Mr. Kim's Korean BBQ, Colin Jone's new video on Youtube, Unsettled by Steven E. Koonin, James Grosjean's blog at GamblingWithAnEdge.comSponsored Links:SouthPointCasino.comVideoPoker.com/gwaeBlackjackApprenticeship.comRecommended:Hobakkoreanbbq.comMrkimbbq.comYoutube.com/watch?v=XM7fPwjJKuk&ab_channel=BlackjackApprenticeshipUnsettled by Steven E. Koonin https://amzn.to/3hk5vZkLasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/james-grosjean
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Do you surround yourself with cool, successful or impressive people to feel like you embody those qualities by association? How many of those friends do you stay in touch with and make plans to get together while they put forth little-to-no effort? When you don't feel valued, one way to fill that emptiness is to work hard at relationships that would probably fall apart without your effort. Your pattern of trying to prove your worth exhausts you, and any feelings of worthiness are temporary. Unfortunately you can't force yourself to believe you are enough. But you can recognize all the ways you don't believe it by your actions… and then change your behavior. What are you doing and why? Is it authentic, or is it coming from a place of lack? Affirmations and simply proclaiming, “I am enough!” don't work if you don't believe it. Listen to this week's podcast to learn what to do instead. It may be counterintuitive, but it will move you out of resistance so you can begin the deeper work. Wisdom Nugget (#wisdomnugget) Being enough is a decision, followed by more choices in your favor.
Today, Lindsey is discussing a controversial topic for high performers: The value of being bored. Don't jump to conclusions just yet! Today's episode is anything BUT boring. Master your mindset, optimize your life with The Inner Game, Episode 239.
There's a counterintuitive truth about writing which continually floors people when I talk about it. You must alienate a portion of the people with your writing to be successful. It's not just “nice to have.” It's actually necessary. If everybody can more or less agree, you're not making any impact. If no one's pissed off at what you write, no one's feeling magnetically attracted to it. Attracting and repelling happen at the same time. What attracts some people is what repels others. You have to take a stance. You have to pick a side. Do so strategically, but do it—no matter how uncomfortable it might be.Join The Word Leader Facebook Community to learn more about writing, connect with like-minded fellows, and get support in your writing journey.
#PodcastersForJustice President and Founder of Manhattan-based agency Lucinda Literary, Lucinda Halpern, gave me an insider's take on why literary agents can't just be deal-makers anymore. Lucinda Halpern is a literary, lecture, and PR agent with over 15 years of experience on both the corporate and agency sides of publishing. Specializing in "books that change the way people work, behave, and live," she represents authors writing in the categories of business, health, lifestyle, popular science, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and upmarket fiction. Her agency, Lucinda Literary, boasts a roster of authors including New York Times bestselling authors Susan Peirce Thompson (Bright Line Eating), Chris Bailey (The Productivity Project; Hyperfocus), Cait Flanders (The Year of Less), Paul Jarvis (Company of One), the new work of Nicola Kraus (The Nanny Diaries) and Jake Wood (Once a Warrior). She also shares publishing insights and motivation for writers and hosts both live and online programs for aspiring authors. Stay calm and write on ... And Stay Tuned: I'm cooking up some extras for fans of the show in the coming weeks you won't want to miss including the option to have episodes, extras, and added insights delivered straight to your inbox, and maybe even some Writer Files merch on the way. If you're a fan of The Writer Files, please "Follow" us to automatically see new interviews. In this file Lucinda Halpern and I discussed: Her mission statement, ethos, and the future of publishing How good agents build lifelong marriages with their authors Why you don't have to be famous to get published Counterintuitive tips about the industry The old-fashioned art of crafting a book And more! Show Notes: Ready to get your book noticed? Get Lucinda's essential guide for writers: The 6 Things Every Book Pitch Needs – Click here to receive your guide: lucindaliterary.com/subscribe Lucinda Literary on Medium Lucinda Literary on Facebook Lucinda Literary on Instagram Lucinda Literary on Twitter Kelton Reid on Twitter
Launching a company without a clear mission statement is a recipe for disaster. Yet, so many of us walk around as individuals without a clear “mission statement” for our lives… and then wonder why we don’t feel fulfilled or motivated. This lack of life purpose is what Rabbi Jacobson views as one of the biggest problems leaders face today, with consequences for both their professional capabilities and personal happiness. Rabbi Jacobson, founder of The Meaningful Life Center (called a “Spiritual Starbucks” by the New York Times because it makes spirituality accessible for everyone), shares his incredible wisdom about: What type of crisis response from leaders fosters connection (and, on the flipside, which type of response leads to lower loyalty) Counterintuitive financial actions to instantly increase confidence among your team during a crisis Activities to bookend your day with to create meaning in life How to discover your life’s purpose if you feel lost
A very important person is going to show up. It's time to listen to them. In this month's guide learn: The one negative feeling to watch out for this month and why it's here How doing something COUNTERintuitive in June is key to manifestation Why, if you’ve been seeing 11 or 11:11, this next 30 [...]
Did you know the better you are at something the more likely someone is to undervalue it? Counterintuitive? Right? Your response is that if someone is clearly better and an “expert” then they would obviously charge more money and be greatly valued. You’re right. But there is a threshold… The threshold Once you pass the […] The post Epicness is undervalued first appeared on Alchemy For Life.
There is a shift going on in our perception of sex and gender. One specific development is a shift from emphasizing biological gender, or sex, to emphasizing psychological gender. That is, you are the gender you feel you are, no matter what you have between your legs. But should young boys and girls who feel they’ve been born into the ”wrong” kind of body be allowed to go through advanced surgery to physically correct their biological sex? This question and this change is something the Swedish writer and journalist Kajsa Ekis Ekman has pondered a lot. In her book ”On the Existence of Gender” (translated from the Swedish title) she thoroughly dissects what is happening and reveals that the shift has some pretty unexpected – and unwelcome – ramifications. Counterintuitive as it may sound, this new perception of gender is a setback for the decades-long fight for gender equality, according to Ekis Ekman. Why? Because the biologism that many feminists wanted to do away with is in a way back, but this time in the form of the notion of a fixed, inner essence of gender. ”Earlier, sex was seen as something that was just there and gender was seen as a construct. In the new definition that is taking hold you basically switch these two around: you are born with an innate feeling of gender, whereas sex shouldn’t be used at all”, says Kajsa Ekis Ekman, a combative writer and a pronounced socialist and feminist. Boys who behave in traditionally feminine ways and girls who behave in traditionally masculine ways are both told they should embrace their feelings of being born into the ”wrong” bodies. In this way, we are back to an emphasis on the traditional gender roles, Ekis Ekman says. The concepts ”woman” and ”female” are effectively obliterated in many contexts, whereas men’s spaces aren’t being questioned in the same way. When the main thing is what gender you feel you are, it all comes down to stereotypes, Ekis Ekman reasons. ”If it has nothing to do with the sex, if it has nothing to do with the body, why even connect it to male and female? Why not call it a personality?”, she wonders. If the sexes are to be scrapped it will also be difficult, if not impossible, to keep statistics about gender discrimination: pay gap, criminality, health treatment etcetera. And what about the overarching issue of possible innate differences between the sexes, apart from some obvious physical ones? Kajsa Ekis Ekman thinks that neither the idea that ”all is biology” nor the one that ”all is social structure” is sustainable, although she stresses that the differences in the brain that have been debated seem to be more of tendencies than of known differences, because they overlap. ”But the fact that men can't have babies and women can't produce sperm does not overlap. A woman can't escape the consequences of sexuality the way a man can. That’s always going to be a factor.” Kajsa’s Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/ms.ekis.ekman/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044241859116 Latest book ”On the Existence of Gender” (”Om könets existens”): https://www.bokforlagetpolaris.se/om-koenets-existens/t-0/9789177954552 Other books: https://www.adlibris.com/se/sok?q=kajsa+ekis+ekman
I hear it all the time as I work with parents of kids who are struggling with substance use or emotional and behavioral issues, "I'm so overwhelmed and exhausted!" They're also living with extreme fear, especially when substance use is the issue.In this solo episode, I share four counterintuitive things that can help when you get to the point where you don't know what to do and are paralyzed and feeling helpless. Getting yourself unstuck and encouraged is an important part of helping your son or daughter, so take a short break, dog walk or drive around the neighborhood and soak up some love and hope from today's show.Show notes are at www.brendazane.com/hopestream/58This episode is supported by The Stream, an online, pay-what-you-can membership where moms who have kids struggling with substance use focus on their own health, wellness, and sanity - with no judgment, and no distraction because it's not on Facebook. If you'd like to hang out with me and a bunch of cool moms after the episodes, you can learn more and join us at www.thestreamcommunity.com. The first two weeks are always free, then you pay whatever you can. I'd truly love to see you there.Also, download my free ebook “HINDSIGHT: 3 Things I Wish I Knew When My Son Was Addicted to Drugs
As you may know, we are in the midst of a two-week series on hope – a concept we are trying to rescue from the realm of rote cliche and empty bromides. Our belief is that hope, when properly understood and practiced, is not baseless optimism or naivete, but a powerful skill. Today’s guest, Sebene Selassie, has earned her capacity to hope the hard way, surviving multiple rounds of advanced cancer. She is also the author of an excellent book called You Belong, and is one of the most popular teachers on the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. And as part of the work we are doing to train people in the skill of hope right now, she has recorded some brand new meditations for the app. If you’re a subscriber, tap on the “Singles” tab in the app to check those out, or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/HopeIsASkill. You’ll also find a variety of other new meditations and talks – all of which revolve around the theme of hope as a skill. In this interview, Seb talks about: hope as it relates to Buddhist concepts such as karma, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path; what it means to not be in contention with reality; the difference between “let it be” and “let it go;” and what hope means in the context of the climate crisis. We also talk about a private conversation that she and I recently had that was very challenging for both of us, but also gave us both cause for hope. If you enjoy hearing from Sebene and want to try her meditations on the Ten Percent Happier app, but you’re not yet a subscriber, now’s the time! In addition to getting immediate access to Sebene’s meditations in the “Hope is a Skill” topic, there are tons of resources for starting, rebooting, or going deeper into your personal meditation practice. Just click here to get started https://www.tenpercent.com/, or download the Ten Percent Happier app today, for free, wherever you get your apps. Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sebene-selassie-338
As you may know, we are in the midst of a two-week series on hope – a concept we are trying to rescue from the realm of rote cliche and empty bromides. Our belief is that hope, when properly understood and practiced, is not baseless optimism or naivete, but a powerful skill. Today's guest, Sebene Selassie, has earned her capacity to hope the hard way, surviving multiple rounds of advanced cancer. She is also the author of an excellent book called You Belong, and is one of the most popular teachers on the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. And as part of the work we are doing to train people in the skill of hope right now, she has recorded some brand new meditations for the app. If you're a subscriber, tap on the “Singles” tab in the app to check those out, or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/HopeIsASkill. You'll also find a variety of other new meditations and talks – all of which revolve around the theme of hope as a skill. In this interview, Seb talks about: hope as it relates to Buddhist concepts such as karma, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path; what it means to not be in contention with reality; the difference between “let it be” and “let it go;” and what hope means in the context of the climate crisis. We also talk about a private conversation that she and I recently had that was very challenging for both of us, but also gave us both cause for hope. If you enjoy hearing from Sebene and want to try her meditations on the Ten Percent Happier app, but you're not yet a subscriber, now's the time! In addition to getting immediate access to Sebene's meditations in the “Hope is a Skill” topic, there are tons of resources for starting, rebooting, or going deeper into your personal meditation practice. Just click here to get started https://www.tenpercent.com/, or download the Ten Percent Happier app today, for free, wherever you get your apps. Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sebene-selassie-338
There is much good news and bad news in the news. However, in The Daily Article for April 9, 2021, Dr. Jim Denison makes a case for Christian optimism which transcends our circumstances and calls us to partner with our Lord in reaching our culture with the true joy of Jesus. To receive The Daily Article in your email inbox every Monday through Friday morning, subscribe at denisonforum.org/subscribe. The Daily Article is written and narrated by Dr. Jim Denison.
Do you want to know how to start making hires for your business? I asked my online business manager, Erika Macauley, to join me on the show today. She came into my business at the end of 2020, and she is just amazing. She gets more done part-time than some full-time team members I’ve had in the past. Today Erika is going to give you a counterintuitive approach to hiring your support staff. She’s walking us through the order in which you should hire support staff, what it costs to hire people in roles like OBM or VA, what to include in your job posting and all kinds of other important things to know. Erika is a systems slayer, chaos coordinator, Trello evangelist and pretty dang good at whipping the back end of businesses into shape. She’s an OBM, integrator, and project manager who works with 6 and 7-figure creative business owners to get her Type A brain wrangling all their amazing visionary ideas into actionable outcomes. On Today’s Show You’ll Learn: The difference between support staff roles like OMB, VA, integrator, etc. Signs that you might need an integrator or OBM What order you should be hiring in What it costs to hire people in these roles How to make hires when you’re on a smaller budget Where to find people to hire Examples of what to include in your job posting Things your support team wishes you knew How to get things flowing more smoothly The importance of clearly defined roles Hopefully this simplifies the hiring process for you and helps you to see what your next steps might be as you grow your team. If you’re an online course creator, coach, or maybe you have a membership, and you are already having consistent $5K months, but you’re not sure how to take your business to the next level, I have news for you: what you think is holding you back is not what's holding you back. What you need is a cohesive growth strategy, personalized coaching, group coaching, support, and accountability. That is what I'm offering in my Accelerator coaching program. It’s open, and it’s application only, so go to www.rickmulready.com/accelerator to learn more and apply. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: www.erikamacauley.com www.erikamacauley.com/hello Follow @erika_macauley on Instagram Clubhouse: @erikamacauley www.rickmulready.com/clickup Work Appreciation Assessment Full show notes available at www.rickmulready.com/476
If you're either seething or scared — or both — in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol, this one's for you. In times of national and international strife, we've made it a habit of turning to Lama Rod Owens. Rod was officially recognized as a lama by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism after doing a three-year retreat. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. And he has written several books, including his newest, which is called Love and Rage. In this conversation, which we recorded just yesterday, we talk about how to work with the anger and fear many of us are feeling right now. We also talk about how to communicate with people with whom we disagree; how to strategically divest from people and technologies that are depleting us (rather than self-medicating with distraction); and why the most important way to play a constructive role right now — although this may be counterintuitive for some people — is to start with yourself. Where to find Lama Rod Owens online: Website: https://www.lamarod.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/LamaRod1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamarod/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamarodowens/ Book Mentioned: Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger by Lama Rod Owens https://bookshop.org/books/love-and-rage-the-path-of-liberation-through-anger-9781623174095/9781623174095 Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/lama-rod-314
If you’re either seething or scared — or both — in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol, this one’s for you. In times of national and international strife, we’ve made it a habit of turning to Lama Rod Owens. Rod was officially recognized as a lama by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism after doing a three-year retreat. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard. And he has written several books, including his newest, which is called Love and Rage. In this conversation, which we recorded just yesterday, we talk about how to work with the anger and fear many of us are feeling right now. We also talk about how to communicate with people with whom we disagree; how to strategically divest from people and technologies that are depleting us (rather than self-medicating with distraction); and why the most important way to play a constructive role right now — although this may be counterintuitive for some people — is to start with yourself. Where to find Lama Rod Owens online: Website: https://www.lamarod.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/LamaRod1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamarod/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamarodowens/ Book Mentioned: Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger by Lama Rod Owens https://bookshop.org/books/love-and-rage-the-path-of-liberation-through-anger-9781623174095/9781623174095 Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/lama-rod-314
What's the best way to make a good point? Organizational psychologist Niro Sivanathan offers a fascinating lesson on the "dilution effect," a cognitive quirk that weakens our strongest cases -- and reveals why brevity is the true soul of persuasion.