Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Episode 156: The simple things

You don’t need big, fancy things to make you happy. We talk about some of the simple things that make our lives better.

Links
“Grizzly Man”
Toastmasters
Yeti coolers
Jocko Willink | Discipline = Freedom mug
Datsusara
James Altucher
Aromatherapy
Yankee Candle Co.
Boney James
Four Play
Perry’s Chocolate Panda Paws ice cream
Bubba


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Episode 155: On resilience

When things are happening around (or to) you that aren’t necessarily ideal, are you a martyr for no cause, or are you resilient, pushing through to be your best, even if your best isn’t as great as it is some days?

Links
Vitamin K Daily
Hal Elrod | The Miracle Equation
Our episode with Jon Vroman
The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
• Josh’s series on happiness: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Toastmasters
Paul Artale
Kyle Maynard
Nick Vujicic
Good Dad Project
Order of Man
American Psychological Association: The road to resilience

 

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#Resilience . The wee one has her first cold. She felt it coming on two days before we were able to see it. . Saturday night, I finished work at midnight. She woke up about 12:45, which is not terribly unusual. What is unusual is that she wouldn’t let me put her down again — she’d sleep on me, but not in her bed. At 6, I gave up and brought her into the kitchen and made coffee and got my day started. . She had a pretty good day Sunday, and slept a little more Sunday night, but not by a lot. . Monday morning she woke up with an obvious head cold, sniffles and nasally cooing and everything. She ate a little, slept a little, did some smiling and playing, but was generally subdued. . Overnight Monday, she had a few not-so-great moments, so we called the overnight nurse at the pediatrician’s office. . Basically, she said, we were doing everything right (we even had her sitting up to sleep, since that’s how her mom and dad drain when we’re sick), and that sometimes colds just stink. “I know,” I said. “I’ve had a few.” . Happy to hear that we were doing everything right, we hung un for a sniffly night. . This morning, I woke up to the sound of clinking: she was playing with the danglers on her chair. She was still sniffly, but smiling. . “Well, if it were up to me,” she seemed to say, “I wouldn’t have designed things this way, but if this is my new normal, I’m still going to be a happy little miss.” . Everything is new to her. . Get some #perspective: Whatever you’re going through might be new to you, but lots of other people have been there and made it through. . Be #tough. Be #resilient. Be your best you, even when you’re not at your best. . . . . . . #babiesofinstagram #sickkid #sicko #babiesofig

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Episode 154: Side hustle success with Tracey Minutolo

Many 9-5ers and stay-at-home parents have side hustles, like virtual assistant, social media consulting, coaching or multi-level marketing businesses. Tracey Minutolo is out to help those people achieve success.

'You can have a business, or you can have an expensive hobby' - Tracey Minutolo #betterhumanhood Click To Tweet

Tracey Minutolo
Website
Side Hustle Success Lab
Side Hustle Success Coaching

'You can do it!' - Tracey Minutolo #betterhumanhood #notjustwords Click To Tweet

Links
Mighty Networks
Happen to your Career (Scott Barlow)
Toyota’s Lean Workplace Principles
Toastmasters
Freedom
Time Blocking
Dave Ramsey
Tiny Habits
Coach.me
JK Lasser’s tax book
Fiverr
Kajabi


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Episode 153: Seeing humanity in our heroes

Kelvin says he has no heroes, but what does that mean, exactly? We examine heroes vs. hero worship.

Links
The Big Lebowski
Tony Robbins
Ben Franklin
Stephen King
Steven Pressfield
The Lone Ranger
Blazing Saddles


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Episode 152: The consequences of convenience

Yes, things are getting more convenient. Yes, that means progress. But are we doing useful things with our free time? What are we losing through our newly found conveniences?

Links
First supermarket
Wegmans
Instacart
Postmates
Kroger
New York State Fair
Jetsons
Zig Ziglar


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Episode 151: Habits

Habits can be good for you — meditation or exercise, for example — or bad for you, like smoking. But we know a few things about habits, like that you can only replace a habit with a habit, and how long it takes to form habits.

'I can't help it' is a habit' -- @kelvinringold #betterhumanhood Click To Tweet

LINKS
Learning to Fly by Steph Davis | Steph Davis on Instagram
Our episode with Camille Nisich
Star Wars
Respond vs. react
Anatomy of a Habit (PDF)
Habits and Brain Mutations by Richard Cross
MKMMA
Tony Robbins
Systematizing a moral code

'Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do' -- John Wooden #betterhumanhood #notjustwords #motivation Click To Tweet

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Episode 150: Affirmations

We get into affirmations, little reminders that you’ve been successful before so you can be successful again. Keep achieving and get closer to your goals!

LINKS
MKMMA
Mark J
Derek Sivers
Jim Rohn
“Finding Nemo”
Kelvin’s a coach


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Episode 149: Control and letting go

“Human beings come into the world with a passion for control,” writes Dan Gilbert in Stumbling on Happiness. “They go out of the world the same way, and research suggests that if they lose their ability to control things at any point between their entrance and their exit, they become unhappy, helpless, hopeless and depressed” (p. 22).

What would happen if you decided to let go of some of that control? Could you do it?

LINKS
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
10x Rule by Grant Cardone
“The Millionaire”
Publishers Clearing House
Vertigo
Our discussion with Nick Jankel
Our discussion with Cathy O’Dowd
Our episode on responding vs. reacting


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Episode 148: What drives you?

What is your motivation for doing what you do? We delve into why you need a why.

A lot of times we are not fully in touch with our motivations to do something - @kelvinringold #betterhumanhood #notjustwords Click To Tweet

Links
MKMMA
Kelvin’s podcast
Josh’s podcast
7 levels deep
Start with why
Daniela Fernandez on Big Questions
My Intent
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

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Episode 147: Power of 3 Leadership with Steven Mays

Steven Mays is proud to have grown up a military brat. After graduating the United States Naval Academy in 1974, he joined the Navy Nuclear Power program. He served on attack submarines, and later went on to a civilian career involving safety and risk evaluations of nuclear power plants.

Through both his military and civilian careers, he ran into good leaders and bad leaders, and when he boiled it down, he realized that there were a few things the good leaders had that the bad leaders were missing.

He detailed these in this short book, Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership, and brings us those lessons today. Don’t let the length of this podcast throw you — this was a wide-ranging conversation that just flew by. Enjoy!

'We have a dearth of good leadership in world, and we suffer for it.' -- Steven Mays #betterhumanhood #leadership Click To Tweet

Links:
Power of 3 Leadership | The Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership
Simon Sinek | Start With Why
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
George Patton
Douglas MacArthur
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck
Michael Jordan
Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton
David Petraeus
Aesop’s Fables
“The Road Not Traveled” by Robert Frost

'Leaders fix problems.' -- Steven Mays #leadership #betterhumanhood Click To Tweet

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'Leaders are *we* people, not *I* people' -- Steven Mays #betterhumanhood #leadership Click To Tweet

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