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Developing Your Perspective Through Cultural Experiences

Developing Your Perspective Through Cultural Experiences

Gaining unique and individual perspective on life is often developed through personalized experiences. For each and every one of us, this is unique, yet develops us into the people we have become today This episode analyzes how cultural experiences can help develop your perspective allowing you to become a more adaptable individual to whatever life throws at you.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Jean and Jesse talk about what they’re thankful for this year.

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Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

Everyone’s sense of humor is a little different, but the term Schadenfreude is one that applies to only select individuals. This episode discusses what Schadenfreude means and how you can enjoy life through humor and friendship with your friends.

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Retirement

Retirement

After 30+ years as a postal carrier for the United State Post Office my Father has finally decided to retire effective June 2017. While it never seemed fathomable, the time has come This episode discusses what retirement means, how to plan for retirement, future plans and a few memories of the past.

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Philosophies on Gift Giving

Philosophies on Gift Giving

As Thanksgiving approaches so does the holiday season and ultimately Hallmark’s favorite time of year: gift giving. This episode discusses different philosophies about giving gifts including some alternative views on how gift giving shouldn’t be restricted to specific times of the year.

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Unity

Unity

Yesterday’s election was a historic event that has caused what appears to be a great divide among the U.S. However, what is needed most at a time like now is to come together. This episode discusses the concept of unity, is it necessary and how we can collectively come together even during the toughest of times.

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Brevity

Brevity

Effiecny is a skill and technique that comes with time and experience. The ability to be clear, concise and to the point is not only appreciated, but one of the most commendered abilities. This episode discusses what it takes to exhibit brevity in each and every activity we do and the neccessary methods it takes to levearge this ability consistently.

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Setting Prioroties

Setting Prioroties

There’s pluses and minuses to everything, but what we choose to focus on and what we choose to sacrifice often makes all the difference in the world. This episode examines how we set priorities and what we’re willing to do in order to achieve our dreams and goals.

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Why Made in the USA is Important

Why Made in the USA is Important

Unfortunately, Made in the USA products are more expensive than products that are made in third world countries. Yet, the environmental impact and labor practices that are followed to produce these third world made products are not considered for so many consumers. This episode analyzes the impact of our purchasing dollar and how purchasing goods Made in the USA, or through resale, can boost our country’s […]

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Cubs Break The Streak

Cubs Break The Streak

After 108 years of waiting, the Chicago Cubs and their fans finally have a championship. In what is being called one of the best games in MLB history, the Cubs took home the pennant today overcoming some incredible odds. This episode discusses the Chicago Cubs and their recent win of the World Series breaking a 108 year long winless streak.

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Leveraging Credit Cards for Cash Back & Points

Leveraging Credit Cards for Cash Back & Points

Credit cards can be incredibly lucrative, but can also be extremely dangerous. In order to utilize credit cards properly you have to understand a few basic points. This episode discusses, as part of a week-long series on buying and purchasing habits, how to leverage and what credit cards to use in order to capitalize on earning points, miles and cash back for your purchases.

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Changing, Forming & Solidifying Habits

Changing, Forming & Solidifying Habits

The good, the bad and the ugly are all established as a result of habits we’ve personally created. Many of our greatest strengths, and weakeness, directly result from habits that we have formed. This episode discusses, as part of a week-long series on buying and purchasing habits, how habits are created, how we can change them and how we can solidify them to ensure they […]

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Paying Student Athletes

Paying Student Athletes

What’s in it for me? The discussion is becoming much more mainstream in regards to student athletes thanks to several lawsuits and events that have happened in the past few years. This episode discusses whether student athletes should be paid, is there a way for them to be compensated for their NIL rights and why you’re not getting any sympathy from me.

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The Lost Art of Phone Calls

The Lost Art of Phone Calls

Technology has created a modern convenience that allows us to connect with any and everyone in the world. However, the personalization of that communication has decreased as technology has become more adopted. This episode examines the significance of a phone call and how despite the modern convenience of email, we should leverage calling someone more often than we currently choose to.

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A Home Cooked Meal

A Home Cooked Meal

There’s nothing like a home cooked meal and yet, too often we spring for convenience instead of taking the time to produce a meal ourselves. This episode examines convenience, time, financial impact, health benefits and the camaraderie you can gain from producing home cooked meals instead of eating out.

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How to Have a Successful Workout

How to Have a Successful Workout

Getting in shape and accomplishing your personal fitness goals are important, but how do you achieve success? This episode discusses how to structure and create your workout out routine to help ensure you’re successful no matter how you define it.

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25 Lbs. of Excuses

25 Lbs. of Excuses

Too often, in the world of fitness, personal trainers hear excuse after excuse for why we haven’t accomplished our personal goals. Instead of finding ways to progress forward, we find reasons to explain the situation we’re currently in. This episode discusses why we make excuses, how stubbornness affects us and what we can do to get the body we want.

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Motivational Football Speeches

Motivational Football Speeches

The game of football is played with such emotion making it one of the most popular sports in the world. The individuals that are able to help orchestrate and harness those emotions propelling their teams to win are also some of the best public speakers we have to date. This episode explores several motivational football speeches and the individuals behind them along with how we can […]

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The Necessity of Fellowship

The Necessity of Fellowship

It’s not enough just to surround yourself with great people, you actually need to spend time with them too. In fact, it should be a required activity for each and everyone of us. This episode discusses the definition, importance and techniques for experiencing fellowship.

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Silence

Silence

Silence has a way of pushing and pulling a situation in a variety of directions. However, the more time and effort we put into harnessing the power of silence can help provide profound impact we can have. This episode examines how silence differs from noise and how each states can make an impact on our lives.

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Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes

Mistakes are inevitable, but how we deal with them afterwards that helps shape our character and reliability. We can either react in a positive manner that potentially might even help your reputation post mistake, or it can be detrimental to being trustworthy. This episode discusses various examples of both positive and negative actions taken after mistakes occurred and offers tips to have a better chance […]

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Our Materialistic Society Ways

Our Materialistic Society Ways

As a society, the media an other influencers push us towards what is considered a desired or even acceptable lifestyle. Yet, too often we’re not willing to take the time to pause, think and consider if what we’re told should, will actually bring us happiness. This episode breaks down why our society has become so materialistic and what we can do to break free and […]

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Learning to Cook as an Adult

Learning to Cook as an Adult

Learning to cook as an adult is a much different experience than what your family taught you growing up. The possibilities are endless and yet too often we take the easy way out choosing to purchase pre-cooked or pre-packaged foods. This episode examines how you can discover a love for cooking with tips for getting started in self exploration with food. 

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Aligning & Collaborating Your Decision Making Process

Aligning & Collaborating Your Decision Making Process

Coming to a decision, and the process we go through, is unique for every individual. When individuals have the same process as we do, it makes it an easier process, and when we have a different process it can make it more challenging. This episode examines what types of decision making process we can have, the pros and cons of each and what we can do […]

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Being a Guest

Being a Guest

Being a guest versus being a host has its obvious advantages, but ensuring you have a positive experience and that you’re invited back with open arms can sometimes be a challenge. This episode discusses what it means to be a guest, the guidelines for ensuring everyone enjoys the experience and how to ensure you’re asked to be a guest again.

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Learning to Relax

Learning to Relax

Our personal passions and focus often times causes us to burn the candle at both ends figuratively speaking. Which is why finding ways to relax and unplug is paramount to being at your best. This episode discusses how relaxation can mean something different things for different people and what you can do to ensure you relax no matter how demanding your responsibilities may be.

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Have you ever heard the saying that first impressions are everything? They may not be everything, or a deal breaker, but they can certainly make hard things more challenging or easier on yourself. This episode discusses in what scenarios first impressions matter most and what you can do to get off on the right foot and sustain the initial good vibrations.

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Settling: Finding What’s Best

Settling: Finding What’s Best

Are you a perfectionist? So is the rest of society. We’ve all adopted the mantra and mentality of we can never be satisfied. This episode examines the types of individuals that are never satisfied, yet we discuss ways in which you can still continually improve while finding more joy in your accomplishments.

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Can You Feel The Passion?

Can You Feel The Passion?

What keeps you up at night? What gets you up and out of bed racing out the door to start you day? Without passion, we lose our abilities to find joy in life. This episode examines how passion is contagious, how passion can be scientifically proven, examples of passion individuals and how can ensure you leverage your own personal passion.

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The Difference Between Having Fun & Being Serious

The Difference Between Having Fun & Being Serious

Many individuals tend to be all or nothing struggling with finding balance between having fun and being serious. However, is that truly the best approach to fulfill our short and long term goals? This episode debates finding a balance between having fun and being serious and why this leads to a more consistent long term approach.

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Having The Full Perspective

It’s convenient to only examine and look at things from one perspective, but is this really the best strategy for making informed unbiased decisions? This episode discusses how we can see all sides of the story and become multidimensional to be as well rounded as possible.

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Time is All We Have

Time is All We Have

  Success and accomplishment is based upon on how much time you’re willing to put in. What sacrifices we make with our time is the contingency plan with regards to how you succeed. This episode examines how we’re all afforded the same amount of time each and every day, but how we choose to leverage and exchange it is different for each and everyone of us.

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Being An Influencer — Regardless of Your Status

Being An Influencer — Regardless of Your Status

Despite what the social hierarchy and norms say, each and every one of us has the ability to make an impact despite our perceived leadership ability. This episode examines finding the courage to step forward and be an influencer despite your current level, not losing your focus and going up, or down, to have the impact you want to have.

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Taking The Leap of Faith

Taking The Leap of Faith

  Too often, we let a fear of failure paralyze us to the point of inactivity. Unwilling to take the necessary steps forward and instead completely avoid situations regardless of the benefits we may have. This episode discusses what prevents us from taking those steps forward and what we can do to take the leap of faith and overcome our fears.

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Busy Just To Be Busy

Busy Just To Be Busy

Our abilities to multi-task because of technology has enabled us to do more and more things with each and every day. However, as a result of these abilities, we’ve become so busy that we don’t have the time, nor efficiency level, to complete everything we need to complete. We discuss the issue of being busy to the point we’re unable to finish what we started […]

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Our Attention Aint What It Used To Be

Our Attention Aint What It Used To Be

The information overload we’ve become accustomed to has scientifically caused some adverse side effects. Our attention spans have decrease by 33% between 2000 and 2013 and is now shorter than a goldfish. This episode examines how our attention spans have decreased and what we can do to increase it.

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The Seasonality of Moods & Momentum

The Seasonality of Moods & Momentum

We’ve all experienced the changes of the seasons and some are affected mentally much more severe than others. This episode examines how the seasons can affect our momentum and what we can do to stay motivated no matter what time of the year it is.

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To Be Real – We’ve Got To Be Real

To Be Real – We’ve Got To Be Real

Unfortunately, due to past experiences, many individuals hold back the real or authentic person they truly are or sometimes even try to be someone they are not. This episode examines why we don’t share the real us with the world and what we can do to improve our authenticity.

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In a World of Pure Imagination

In a World of Pure Imagination

A skill and trait that is being phased out and trampled to death by technology is our imagination. While technology is both a blessed and a curse, it hinders our ability to be original and open minded. This episode discusses the trait of imagination and what things we can do on a daily basis to ensure we keep it beyond our childhood.

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You’re Not a Quitter, Are You?

You’re Not a Quitter, Are You?

Socially we’ve become incredibly accepting and understanding of individuals that quit and giving second, third, even fourth chances to welcome them back. This episode examines a few of the beliefs as to why we quit, when it’s ok to quit, when it’s not ok to quit and what we can do to prevent quitting or, in a specific case, prevent a divorce.

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The Pursuit of Selflessness

The Pursuit of Selflessness

Is it possible to be completely selfless or otherwise known as to perform a selfnull act? If not, what can we do to decrease our level of selfishness? This episode uncovers the concept of being selfless and the two actions we can all take to be more selfless each and every day.

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Communication Breakdown: A More Responsive You

Communication Breakdown: A More Responsive You

We have become inundated with information from various sources tugging on our attention hoping to break through the noise. There is such a constant barrage that often times we cannot even take the simple step to respond to correspondences we receive. This episode examines why who choose not to respond and what we can do to be better communicators.

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#Squad: Who’s in Your Crew?

#Squad: Who’s in Your Crew?

As products of our environment, we’re all in control of who we choose to surround ourselves with. While early on in our lives, we may not have much of a choice, the power is in our hands to create a #squad that enables us to be the best that we can possibly be. This episode explores the concept of a #squad and how we can ensure we’re always […]

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If You’re Lazy & You Know It Clap Your Hands

If You’re Lazy & You Know It Clap Your Hands

We’re not born lazy or with a work ethic — Instead we’re net neutral allowing us to go one way or another. We’re all products of our environment which helps instill those habits that we carry on throughout life. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your work ethic or decrease your laziness. This episode help examine the reason you might have a habit of being […]

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The Art of Listening & Why We All Suck at It

The Art of Listening & Why We All Suck at It

  Listening is an art form, yet all of us suck at it. Some people suck less than others, but we all suck at it because we simply don’t care or give a damn. We’re either too consumed with ourselves or don’t want to put in the necessary effort to be a good active listener for each and every interaction we have over the course […]

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Self Awareness

Self Awareness

Self Awareness… Some people have more of it than others, but what are the real driving factors that inhibit or allow for having self awareness? This episode examines examples of driving and common courtesies to help determine your level of self awareness. By going through the self awareness discovery exercise it will allow you to have a better understanding of who you are, what you’re […]

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The Pendulum Effect

The Pendulum Effect

It’s finally here… What’s been a blur of a two-week period time has culminated with the launch and now first episode of the podcast project Pause. Think. Consider. Roughly the first 30 minutes of this episode is about the inspirations for the project and how it got started and the final 30 minutes is about the concept of the Pendulum Effect.

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The Beginning

The Beginning

Stay turned, and keep your eyes peeled, for Monday, September 12th, when the first episode of Pause. Think. Consider. will be released. Jesse Liebman takes on the daily challenge of examining philosophical and social norms in an effort to help open your own personal curiosity and discovery.

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