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Baby Bathwater

Jenny Thompson — From Copywriter to CEO: Lessons From Building and Running a $70M Media Publishing Business

“If you shouldn't be the CEO, don't be the CEO. There's a lot of baggage that comes with being the CEO or the COO where you're like in charge of all the people or in charge of moving the business forward in a way - make sure you're really the person...

Baby Bathwater Creators Economy

Rhonda Britten — Fame and Fear

Warning: This audio episode contains material that may be disturbing or traumatizing to some audience Fear is unconscious. It's insidious. It's silent. Fear knows everything we know. It knows every book we've read and knows everything we've ever done...

Entrepreneurship Y Combinator

Austen Allred — Reinventing Vocational Education and Building a Vertically Integrated Software-driven School

Schools are driven to give lectures and homework. But the reality is you actually learn by building stuff. The lecture is there but vaguely useful. You learn the exact amount as you spend fingers on the keyboard – writing code. If you’re not...

Baby Bathwater Creators Economy

Steven Kotler — Exponential technologies, achieving flow states and the art of asking great questions

“Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our best. It has a huge amplification to all aspects, to performance, motivation, productivity, learning, creativity, innovation” — Steven Kotler This week Sachit...

Entrepreneurship Baby Bathwater Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Juliet Starrett — Lessons from more than a Decade in Entrepreneurship and How to Navigate Risky Career Decisions

If you don't have self-awareness, you think you are God and can do everything. And I'm sure many entrepreneurs have tried that and we all fail when we try to do everything because there are things I'm really good at and things I'm terrible at. And I...

Entrepreneurship Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Dave Nemetz — From Web2 to Web3: How to Navigate the Creator Economy in 2022 from the Man Who Started and Sold Bleacher Report for $200 Million

Look at everything with curiosity. Look at everything with an open mind. Don't take shortcuts. I think that is so important when you are building something because it's important to have that north star. Sometimes that can change but how you get there...

Baby Bathwater Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Elliot Roe — Decoding Peak Performance How The Realms of Greatness Come From Subtraction, Not Addition

”Your subconscious’ job is for you to be alive tomorrow. It's not for you to be successful. So it wants you to be fed. It wants to have a roof over your head, and it wants you to have a partner, and to reproduce effectively. So long as all of...

Entrepreneurship Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Tessa Arias — How to Create Engaging Content, Work With Sponsors, Become a Published Author and Find Fulfillment as a Social Influencer

“I came to realize that as the influencer, you’re your own best marketer, you’re your own best advocate, you know your audience best, you know your content best, and people want to hear from you anyway.” – Tessa Arias Welcome to the ; where...

Creators Economy

How to Get (and Keep) Sponsors As an Independent Creator — 5 Lessons from Millions in Ad Sales

Today's episode is a bit different! I'm excited to announce the launch of the ; a 3-week online program that helps creators (podcasters, authors, YouTubers, newsletter writers, Instagram's, and more) with the mindsets, tools and skills they need to...

Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Thanh Pham — From Hiring to Ops to Management: an Operating System for Building a 7-Figure Media and Training Company

“No matter how clueless you might feel, someone else out there is willing to help you and can teach you something. One of the best decisions I've made, being able to let go and say, Hey, I don't know how to do this. Let me ask someone who does know...

Entrepreneurship Careers

Will Matthews — On Transitions: From Playing in the NFL to Starting Over in Music and Business

"I think there's a difference between being scared that it's going to leave, than being respectful that it's going to be over. when you respect it, you have time and space in your heart to actually enjoy the experience. When you're scared of it,...

Entrepreneurship Business Creator To CEO

Hiten Shah — Self-Awareness as a Superpower, the Two Types of Founders and Lessons From 20+ Years in Entrepreneurship

“Any idea is a hypothetical solution to a problem. It is basically spending time to figure out if your solution to the problem is the right problem to solve first of all”— Hiten Shah Our guest today is Hiten Shah (), co-Founder and CEO at ....

Entrepreneurship Business Creator To CEO

Josh Clemente — Unlocking Health and Lessons Learned From Elon Musk at SpaceX

“Unfortunately, humans today are operating on an open-loop system, where every action you take is without feedback"— Josh Clemente A mechanical engineer and CrossFit-L2 trainer Josh Clemente (@joshuasforrest) is the founder and president of the...

Careers Creators Economy

Deana Haggag — The 'Responsibility' of an Artist and Why Art Can't Save Us ft. Shreya Patel

“ I think it is incredibly important to always remember that art can not save us. Art will not save us. Art is not the means... art is not the vehicle that changes the material lived conditions of people's lives." — Deana Haggag In today's...

Entrepreneurship Business Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Andrew Wilkinson — The Warren Buffet of the Internet

"I was like, well, Buffet closes deals in like three weeks. And people like selling to him because he's nice and straightforward and he doesn't mess up their business. And so we just copied Buffett and started doing the exact same thing. And now we're...

Entrepreneurship Business

Arlan Hamilton — Diversifying VC, Betting On Underestimated Founders, And Why The Issue Is the Pipe, Not the Pipeline

“If you have someone who’s 50+ who’s been doing this longer than the person saying the [pipeline] excuse, but they still are not in a leadership role, then you have to understand that it’s not the pipeline, it’s the pipe. It’s the problem...

Careers Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Rolf Potts — How to Find Soulful Success and The Dance Between Creativity and Business

“It doesn’t really matter how big your audience is if you don’t really have anything to say. Having something to say is way more important than having a giant audience.” –Rolf Potts   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and...

Entrepreneurship Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Yancey Strickler — This Could Be Our Future: Flyover Tech, Bentoism, Generosity and Other Lessons Learned from Being a Rock Critic to Co-founding Kickstarter

“I don’t think that we’re born individualists or we’re born a member of a community, but I think all these spaces are real. They all exist for all of us.” –Yancey Strickler   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful...

Entrepreneurship Creators Economy Creator To CEO

Jane Ko — The Impact of COVID19 on Influencer Marketing, Knowing Your Brand Voice and Doing Good As An Influencer

“You’re placing an ad on my platform in my voice, and I know my audience the best.” –Jane Ko   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters, you'll...

Entrepreneurship Careers Business Creator To CEO

Jerry Colonna — How to Look Inward to Establish a Sense of Self

“The clearest example of transformation is growth and growth happens every day. Every day we’re moving directionally correct with incremental progress. We’re moving in a particular direction. And that feels like a good day.“ -Jerry Colonna...

Business Entrepreneurship Y Combinator

Vlad Magdalin — The 15 Year Journey To Building Webflow and Creating the NoCode Category

“A lot of human fulfillment comes from belonging and purpose and connection, and things that can’t be quantified or bought with money.” –Vlad Magdalin   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful interviews with authors,...

Business Careers Entrepreneurship

Phillip Stutts — How Accepting Your Emotions Leads to a More Conscious Life

“The ignorance of an entrepreneur is a beautiful thing.” –Phillip Stutts   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters, you'll learn tools and tactics...

Careers Creators Economy

From Starting an Illegal Underground Metal Band in Tehran, Iran to the Sundance Film Institute — Farbod Ardebili On What It Means To Be a Conscious Creator and Why Art Matters

“Everything in art, everything that we have achieved in the world, comes from our basic desire to tell a story.” – Farbod Ardebili   Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians,...

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[NEW] Lessons from Combat and Aviation with Mike Brown and Julian Gluck: How to Manage Yourself Through the COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis, Grief, Deepening Gratitude

“A lot of the awful things happening out there aren’t our fault, and we can be compassionate with ourselves around that, and still make decisions and learn from our mistakes.” –Mike Brown Welcome to the ; where through intimate and insightful...