DE256 What platform do you stream? 5G, AI, self-driving cars, where we are going!
Today we dive into the world of Technology. As content creators in the music, writing and the professional speaking industry, technology is inevitably a part of our everyday lives and careers. In this show, I’ll dive into streaming, expounding on the different podcasts and music streaming platforms as I get into my experiences and relationships with Apple. Stay tuned to also find out the interconnection and relation between Cable Tv, 5g, AI and how it’s going to largely affect our lives moving forward. Episode Show Notes As compared to its closest rivals Apple Music and Pandora, Spotify has seen an astronomical rise in its popularity and growth. In the show, I discuss some of the advantages that Spotify enjoys over its competitors and some of the reasons behind its success. Do you have a love-hate relationship with Apple Music? What ties us to their products and services. There’s more on technology as I also cover 5G networks and its relation to AI and Self-driving cars. Get my thoughts and opinions on how Self-driving cars will greatly save lives and plunge the rates in the insurance industry. Also, in today’s internet-dependent world, it’s no secret that privacy is quickly fading away and our data is vulnerable to numerous external attacks. Brave Browser is definitely one of the alternative tools you can use to protect yourself from such threats and perils. Don’t forget, you can easily catch last week’s show about Alan Stein Jr who is a thought leader, author, speaker and coach. Some of the things we dig into in the show include Alan’s early morning 3:30 am meet up with Kobe Bryant and valuable tips and techniques about coaching, mindset, and the importance of the basics and fundamentals. Timestamps · The growth of Spotify (4:09) · Spotify’s advantage over its competitors (5:10) · My love-hate relationship with Apple Music 6:42 · Why buying the new iPhone isn’t such a good idea (9:49) · The new 5G Network (10:44) · AI, Self-driving cars and the top players in the field (11:54) · The current Hot Tv Streaming services (15:21) · The best alternatives to Cable Tv (16:03) · Staying more secure when you’re online (22:05) · Listen to “Tango On” (27:03) Selected Links and mentions from the show · Concerns Over Spotify Technology’s Valuation Look Less Serious When Potential Growth Is Factored In - Stansberry NewsWire · How Spotify Saved the music industry – by Stephen J. Dubner · 5G’s Important Role in Autonomous Car Technology – MachineDesign · Apple iPhone 5G: When is it coming and what do we know so far? - pocket-lint.com · DE255 Alan Stein, meeting Kobe Bryant at 3:30 AM for fundamentals, Mastering the basics create’s champions · Brave Browser Privacy – Reddit.com Influences · Alan Gula · Steve Sjuggerud · (26:05) Carmen Silvestro As always, thanks a lot for being a part of the
DE255 Alan Stein, meeting Kobe Bryant at 3:30 AM for fundamentals, Mastering the basics create’s champions
“Why do you think I’m the best player in the world? Because I never get bored with the basics” –Kobe Bryant- Today on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast we’ll be diving into the life-changing and phenomenal strategies of Alan Stein Jr. Alan is a dynamic and engaging storyteller, keynote speaker and author who has spent 15 years as a performance coach working with the top and highest performing basketball players – Including Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant - Alan specializes in teaching his audience the art of utilizing similar practices in business and life that athletes use to perform at a world-class level. Alan’s methods and tactics have proven to be a success in improving individual and organizational leadership, performance and accountability. For this, Alan has gained a positive reputation of inspiring and empowering everyone that he works with into immediate action, improving their mindset, habits, and productivity. Alan is passionate about delivering true change in the spheres of leadership development, mental grit, and team unity, all these while still proving that the foundation and basis behind success in the court has a similar effect when applied in any industry. Alan’s career and key decisive moment While still playing basketball at Elon University, Alan gravitated towards performance training, strength, and conditioning. This paved the path to his 2-decade career as a basketball performance coach, where he had the chance of working with some of the top players and coaches of the sport. About a decade ago, while he was still working at the NBA’s Player Association top 100 Camp, Alan was emotionally moved and inspired by former NBA Player and renowned speaker Walter Bond’s speech to the young high school NBA Prospects. And, ever since that day, a seed was planted in Alan; the ability to positively influence the lives of others, especially through the spoken word. He knew then, that inspiration through speaking was something he would definitely explore. Timestamps [2:00] How Alan got connected into his career path [4:10] Alan explains his childhood and passion for basketball [6:00] Alan’s mentors in the thought leadership niche [6:50] Alan's sources of inspiration [9:22] Kobe Bryant’s work ethic and inspiration on Alan [14:50] Three simple things that can change your life [23:41] Alan’s favorite audience [27:17] Definition of Success in Alan’s words Quotes [7:00] In order to get good at your specific craft, you should step outside it and draw inspiration and learn from other crafts. As a professional speaker, two of the things that I draw the most inspiration from, are hip hop and stand-up comedy. Although both are very different from corporate speaking, they both rely on the spoken words to paint a picture, shift your emotions, think, act and do differently. [12:16] “Why do you think I’m the best player in the world? Because I never get bored with the basics” – Kobe Bryant. [12:54] “Just because something is basic, it doesn’t mean it’s easy. If it was easy, then everyone would be doing it” [13:21] “The very first step to being a high performer, whether it’s in music, basketball or business, it’s to admit that the basics work. And having the humility to acknowledge that implementing the basics every single day, is definitely not easy” [16:33] “In order for your business to thrive or for you to become good at your craft, you have to work relentlessly on becoming your best self. And in order to do that, you have to make sure your bucket is always full (with daily practices and routines). To achieve true mastery is when you’re able to teach others these skills” [18:11] “Being open and constantly searching for new ways to do things, will keep you sharp and invigorated” Connect with Alan Stein Jr Website
DE254 David Burkus, teaching us how to leverage what we already have!
The number one source for new jobs and opportunities come from weak and dormant ties. Because these ties are not strangers to us and have diverse information and new potential introductions. – David Burkus Hello everyone and welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution show! Taking a ride on the show with us today is David Burkus. A skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, David is a former associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. He has delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Stryker, and governmental and military leaders at the US Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. His TED talk has been viewed over two million times. An established writer, David has a number of books - and best sellers- under his belt, including; Friend of a Friend, Under New Management and The Myths of Creativity David’s Background While still in high school, David had his mind fixated on pursuing a career in writing. Writing, being such a divergent industry, left David entangled in a quagmire of what kind of writing niche to take on. Driven by passion, David set for his undergraduate studies in English - Creative writing. Having lunged into different genres of writing while in College, David found himself connected and relating to Social Science non-fiction. He felt drawn to the works of Malcom Gladwell in particular. He loved just how Gladwell’s kind would use their talented storytelling and writing skills to address different issues and make an impact on the world. This inspired David to head for graduate studies in Organizational Psychology. In January 2010, while taking his graduate studies, David, fuelled by his ambition towards social science non-fiction writing and his beliefs in networking, started a Podcast Show. Although he was faced by numerous Podcasting hurdles at the time, David remained focused and was able to leverage his show into getting interviews with top guests in his field of study (all of whom responded due to the unfamiliar, yet interesting Podcast media form). David snowballed from the connections and networks he built while podcasting and was able to transition and build his career in the writing and publishing niche without much difficulty. Timestamps [1:43] Introduction [2:16] David’s short bio and genesis into his career [4:01] David’s early networking and platform building strategies while in college. [5:30] David dives into his strategies and book writing schedule. [9:23] Reactive work [11:25] Find out what’s wrong with today’s marketing, and how we can solve it. [14:20] Find out about David’s role model, Daniel Pink. [16:20] David’s early interest and skills in Computer [18:00] Jumping from the Corporate world [20:00] David shares how and why your past networks are of great value [23:35] The role of Social media [26:55] David’s interests and hobbies [28:54] Salary transparency in Corporate America [34:03] David’s escapes [37:50] 2020 for David. Quotes from the Show [6:13] The job of an author or any artist, is to constantly be marketing oneself. Constantly building your audience. And occasionally you launch a creative work into that. [8:00] I’ve never studied chronotypes, but I do know that reactive work, should be done in the afternoons. [11:22] The book is a souvenir of the idea, and what you sell is an implementation of the idea. [11:27] Marketing is just trying to get as many people as you can to go from not knowing you exist, to knowing you exist, and once they know you exist, trying to be continuously helpful. [22:50] The number one source for new jobs and opportunities, come from weak and dormant ties. Because these ties are not strangers to us and have diverse information and new potential introductions. [25:00] The people that you’re connected to on social media should either be people you know in the ‘Real-world’ or people that you intend to move into un in-person relationship. Connect with David Burkus Website Selected links and mentions from the show Organizational Psychology: Science and Calling – Science Direct Science Non-Fiction – The New Yorker Reactive Vs. Proactive Tasks explained - Dextronet Corporate Culture – Investopedia The Rule of Seven – how to deliver the seven marketing touches – Talented ladies club Network Marketing – Entrepreneur.com How Corporate America Is Turning Into a Cult and Why It’s Harming the American Employee - HuffPost The Strength of Weak (and Dormant) Ties – Cornell University Blog Pay Secrecy – Workest.com Whole Foods Team hourly Payment – Glassdoor.com People James Patterson Jack Kerouac Malcom Gladwell Daniel Pink John Mackey Seth Godin Tim Grahl
DE253 Savannah Morris, one of the 8 Nashville Natives, a Beautiful Energetic Sound
Welcome to the dHarmic Evolution Podcast, and joining us from the music city of Nashville, Tennessee is a local born, raised and made, Savannah Morris, with her own distinctive sound, and an energy that is hard to duplicate, take a listen to where she has been, and more importantly, where she is heading! Born in a musical family, Savannah feels the path towards her career in music was made the moment she took her first breath. Growing up around a supportive and inspirational environment of parents who were not just musically talented but local celebrities, went a long way in weaving the fate of Savannah and her brother as music proteges. As one of the 8 Nashville Natives, Savannah feels blessed both career-wise and socially by networking and linking with a lot of the Native locals in the music and entertainment industry, all of whom have supported and helped her evolve and get better with her music. Recalling her daily ‘SHEPF’ routine, which was Savannah and her brother’s daily after-school drill of having snacks, doing homework, exercise, and later on playing the piano and fiddle. Savannah admits that it all annoyed her, but nostalgically reminiscent, this routine was a key factor leading to her disciplined and passionate drive towards success in her music career. Growing up in a musical family has its pros. Savannah is a testament to this as she narrates the invaluable opportunities and chances she got from performing alongside her parents, gaining not just the much-needed confidence which was a “must-have” for her lifelong career in music, but she also got to meet great individuals and celebrities like Morgan Freeman. Quotes from Savannah You’re blessed to be an artist, you’re blessed to be doing music as a career, and although a lot of artists fail to see this as they’re blinded by their goals of becoming big and famous. It’s truly a blessing to do something you love, as you never work a day in your life – Savannah Morris Timestamps [1:50] Introduction. Getting to know Savannah [6:28] Listen to Kudzu by Savannah Morris [10:40] Savannah gets to the inspiration behind Kudzu [13:18] Savannah’s unique experiences growing up in a musical family [17:19] Listen to Lonely Happens by Savannah Morris [21:50] Savannah describes her experience growing up as a Nashville Native [26:30] Savannah work with local artistes [27:42] Savannah’s career gigging as a music artiste [30:56] Titbits and inside info of Savannah’s traveling hobby [33:15] Savannah dives into her experience producing Don’t Ya Think About Leavin’ [35:01] Listen to Savannah’s Don’t Ya Think About Leavin’ [39:55] Savannah’s favorite Nashville’s spots to perform [41:28] Savannah’s hobbies when she’s not performing [45:28] The inspiration behind Savannah’s song Ranger Wilder [47:08] Listen to Savannah’s song Ranger Wilder [50:43] Savannah’s bucket list for 2020 Connect with Savannah Morris Facebook
DE252 Road Rage, how it can entrap you, and how to get rid of it!
It’s undoubtedly growing and becoming a norm in our road and social culture. Today’s show is going to be a bit personal, as I share my 3 personal experiences, takeaways and lessons learned from road rage. My first engagement with road rage goes way back when I was only 7. This was back in the 60s and even though the term road rage hadn’t been coined yet, there were still a number of incidences happening. I remember traveling with my mom to see her mother (my grandmother) and as we turned down the street that my grandmother lived on, down the end of the crowded street, we saw a woman trying to back out of a driveway. As she did this, another car further down the street was speeding towards the woman. I could clearly tell that there was going to be a big calamity about to unfold before our eyes. My mom, however, in an attempt to stop the whole incident from happening decided to speed up our car, tearing down the street, and eventually positioning us between the woman trying to back out of the driveway and the incoming speeding car, in doing so, my mom blocked the incoming car. The man from the speeding car immediately sprung out of his vehicle and mad with rage, he began a series of yelling and screaming. That marked my first experience with road rage, and from it, I learned two important lessons, righteousness and bravery. Anyone in my mom’s position could have opted to mind their own business and let fate take its course. But not my mom though a petite 110-pound lady. She decided to put not just herself, but her 7-year-old son in harm's way for the sake of this total stranger’s safety. My second experience with road rage happened in 1980. I was working for an electrical contractor based in Essex County, New Jersey. It was Christmas Eve and my partner Paul and I was working on a certain contract in Newark, New Jersey (Newark was a pretty unsafe place to be back in the day). It was noon, and Paul and I had gone to grab some food as we get ready to call it a day. On our return to the truck, we found a small car that had just double-parked us. The car window was opened, so I jumped in, released the handbrake and we pushed the car across the street and out of the way. Out truck was now free. As we returned to our truck, the owner of the car we just re-parked showed up and started tearing into us with all manner of yelling and screaming. Paul tried cooling him down, assuring him that his car was fine. But Paul’s methods didn’t seem to work, as the guy looked like he was ready to take the confrontation to the next level and go all physical on us. Paul noticing what was about to happen, disappeared to the back of our track and showed up moments later with a conduit bender. All this time, I’m standing by the side. Mouth zipped and silent as a grave. They keep tearing into each other a bit more. I waited for a small break and decided to dive in, ‘’All right, let’s go home.’’ And I don’t know if it was the Holy Spirit working through me, but that’s all it took and the argument stopped. What I learned from this incident is that you shouldn’t get into confrontations with strangers. Because first of all, you don’t know what this person is capable of as far as doing something stupid and do you really want to bring that person into your life through a relationship filled lawyers, council, litigation or jail? My third personal experience involving road rage only happened about 3 – 4 weeks ago as I was driving west on Route 40, just out of Nashville. There was something on my mind that was really disturbing me. I was in the middle lane and had been driving for about 10 minutes when someone who was driving so aggressively cut right in front of me. This made me get so livid that I immediately switched to the fast lane, and to my surprise, I heard the sound of a screaming horn from my left side. I had just cut someone off! Just like that, I could have wrecked someone else’s car, day and life, all because I got tripped up. I learned that road rage is mostly a factor of being unconsciously tripped up into a situation that you’re fully aware of. It’s all about self-awareness. We all have our personal issues that trouble our hearts and minds, and funny enough they always seem to pop up even in the most unexpected times. When this happens, we should cast away such thoughts and remain in the present moment, focus on nothing but the driving. And remember to keep the golden rule, if you ever find yourself in a road rage situation, defuse it immediately, drive away. Wave politely, and don’t get into any sort of encounter with a complete stranger. Timestamps: [1:20] Love our show? Remember to subscribe and share it with your friends and family. [1:45] Introduction. Road rage. [2:14] My first experience with road rage [8:54] Cancer that is road rage. The news, facts, and incidents surrounding road rage in America Today. [11:22] my second experience with road rage [17:45] Anatomy of road rage. How does road rage develop? [19:36] My fiancée’s experience and thoughts on road rage [21:07] The danger of road rage, and why you should avoid it [22:50] My third and most recent experience with road rage. [26:05] How to avoid road rage [29:07] Listen to Jesus Teaches As always, thanks a lot for being a part of the
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