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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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