Scott Harrison Will Make You Cry

5 Years ago, I was attending an inbound marketing conference. Things were going pretty well. I was learning a lot. I was kinda interested in the keynote speakers but I didn’t feel like I HAD TO make sure I saw them. And that’s where I was dead wrong.

I’ve written about Arianna Huffington’s keynote which I loved. But I was honestly shaken by the keynote of some former club promoter, Scott Harrison.

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My Favorite Podcasts

I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours. I’ll assume your word is your bond.

As of April 2, 2018. In no particular order. If I had kids, ranking them would be easier.

Criminal – As an economics major (just barely squeaked by) and engineer (not even close) in college, my favorite class was Criminology so maybe it’s no surprise that I love these one-off, short stories about crimes. I’d say the success rate (based on me liking an episode) is about 80%.

Art of Manliness – I long to be a man so listening to this is one possible way to get there.

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You Need the Kaizen Method and Don’t Even Know It

We all struggle with getting stuff done. For some things, it’s because that stuff seems insurmountable. One way to solve this is to get a little better each day, which is the Kaizen method.

I learned about the Kaizen method by listening to this podcast episode with Robert Maurer, who wrote a book on it. To no one’s surprise, I have not written a book on it. I’d strongly recommend listening to it yourself.

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Would You Trust a Stranger In Your Car?

I was listening to this episode of Criminal the other day and couldn’t help but shake my own question of what would I have done in this situation.

If I were you, I would just listen to this one segment of the episode before reading on. It’s only about 8 minutes long. It starts at the 24:17-minute mark.

Criminal Episode 81: Unexpected Guests

For whatever reason, this is one of those things that makes me think. What would I have done in her shoes?

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My Favorite Podcast App – Overcast

I love listening to podcasts. I’m always surprised when I find out that friends of mine have never listened to even one podcast. It’s possible that they don’t have the time to sit through one because they don’t have a commute that’s very long or whatever.

Although I don’t have a long commute (walking downstairs to the office is not long), I do end up in my car and also try to walk on a daily basis. It’s at this time that I love listening to podcasts even more so than listening to music which I also love.

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The Stereotypical Female Poker Player

I have no memory of ever playing poker versus a woman. I seriously doubt I have ever done so. And in a way, I’m pretty happy about that after listening to this Hidden Brain podcast episode. Please note that I’m an average player at best. By average, I mean probably winning 50% of games against my equally mediocre friends.

I’m not sure I’m going to spoil this episode if you don’t know what happens but why not take a listen first before reading on.

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Stop Using the Number 7

About a year ago, I discovered The Art of Manliness podcast and like many podcasts, I only listen to the episodes that sound interesting. Recently, the podcast interviewed Tim Ferriss. I bought Ferriss’ book, Tools of Titans awhile back and I thought it was quite good. More on this book in some other blog post. This interview had a couple of things that stood out to me but the main one was this:

When making decisions on things, rank them on a scale from 1–10. The catch is that you can’t use the number 7.

Now stop. Think about all the times someone has asked you to rank something on a 1–10 basis. Maybe it’s a movie or a book. How many times did you give something a 7?

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