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Mar 27, 2017

This week, we discuss risk in love and relationships. I must admit, it isn’t the type of topic that I feel comfortable discussing and if you were to ask me two years ago what the chances of me hosting a podcast episode on this, I’d tell you the chances would be infinitesimally small. And yet, this being a podcast on risk, here we are.

My guest this week is Erik Newton. Erik is a former family law attorney (i.e. divorce lawyer) who describes himself as “someone who has been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” He has a unique and real-world understanding of what makes some marriages thrive and others fall apart. He now works with couples to build healthy relationships. He is the co-founder of Together, a site and podcast that provides people with tools for success in relationships. Erik is also a marriage commissioner and has married over 180 couples.

We had an awesome, insightful and incredibly fun conversation that covered:

  • Erik’s background – and how he got into practising divorce law in the first place (he doesn’t strike one as the lawyer type!);
  • What he learned about relationships as a divorce lawyer;
  • Common causes of divorce;
  • Conflict in relationships;
  • Being present in relationships;
  • Monogamy and open relationships;
  • Online dating
  • And so much more!

Show notes:

Erik’s site Together – www.together.guide

            On Twitter - https://twitter.com/together_show

            On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/togethershow/

            On Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/together_show/

            On Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/7596461?pathWildcard=7596461

            On Google+ - https://plus.google.com/114215807768973711486

Erik's podcast conversation with Dr. Helen Fisher

Jiddu Krishnamurti - http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/

Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

The Ethcial Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt

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Mar 19, 2017

What is your brand? If you are into marketing, media or are and entrepreneur or business owner, you are going to love this week’s episode. If you aren’t, I think you will still love it, perhaps even more. You might even think “brand? I don’t think that way, I’m not a brand”. As you will soon find out from my guest, another way of asking the same question might be “what is your purpose?” or “what is your story?”.

Meet brand strategist, entrepreneur and author Marc Stoiber.  Marc works with clients to future-proof their brands. His book caught my eye – Didn’t See It Coming explores advertising and brands following the implosion of the Mad Men era and the rise of social media and sustainability. Marc got his start in advertising towards the end of this era when as he puts it, it was about product differentiation through “smoke and mirrors.”

The reality now is very different. There is a lot of content and indeed noise about products and brands and it means that authenticity and sustainability are more important than ever. Marc and I have a fabulous conversation that covers:

  • Branding and its origins;
  • The Mad Men era of advertising and its demise;
  • Purpose, meaning and authenticity in brands;
  • Sustainability and green businesses;
  • Patagonia as an example of an authentic brand;
  • Social media and its impact on advertising and branding;
  • Trust (or lack thereof) in major corporates;
  • The Gig Economy;
  • Millennials;
  • loads more!

Show notes:

Marc’s website – https://www.marcstoiber.com/;

Marc on Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcstoiber/

Marc on Twitter – https://twitter.com/marcstoiber

Marc on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MarcStoiber/

Marc’s book Didn’t See It Coming

Patagonia

Backed by Baehr and Loomis

And But Therefore: Randy Olson and the Art of Science Storytelling

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

Your Ultimate Speech

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Mar 13, 2017

 

Have you ever caught yourself thinking that you could solve the vast majority of your problems if you somehow won £$1 million / £$5 million / £$x million in the lottery or playing the slots in Las Vegas? I think we've all been there. 

This being a show about risk and randomness, let's talk some probabilities. Here in the UK, the odds of winning the jackpot in the Lotto is about 1 in 14 million. In the USA, the odds of winning the jackpot in the Powerball lottery are 1 in 175 million. The odds of winning millions in the Megaslots in Vegas are 1 in 49.8 million. In other words, you could play the lottery every week, or the slot machines every day, and it would still take you many lifetimes to win the jackpot.

Now, what would happen if you did win? What if, instead of solving your problems, winning millions simply magnified them several thousand times? This could precipitate your downfall, but also your recovery, if you survive that is. Indeed, salvation in this form may not be all that it's cracked up to be.

That's exactly what happened to my guest the week.  Meet business owner, cross-fitter, runner, power lifter, and co host of Lift Heavy Run Long Wilson Horrell.  In 2002, while passing the time during a visit to Las Vegas, Wilson decided to play the slot machines.  In what many would consider to be a dream scenario, he hit the jackpot for $2.3 million. Wow, right?

For many years, Wilson struggled with addiction, and the experience of winning all that money actually served as an accelerator to his downward trajectory, but also his recovery. That is what he is grateful for, and it makes for a fascinating story and conversation about chance, struggle, redemption, endurance and community.  In it, we get into:

  • Winning all that money;
  • Wilson’s struggle with addiction and depression,
  • Recovery and gratitude;
  • Endurance sport and cross fit;
  • The community and podcast Wilson co-hosts Lift Heavy Run Long;
  • Inclusiveness and community;
  • Loads of other great stuff!

Show notes:

Lift Heavy Run Long: www.liftheavyrunlong.com

Lift Heavy Run Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/liftrunlong

Lift Heavy Run Long on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liftheavyrunlong/

Wilson’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bulldawggy123

Lift Heavy Run Long on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4F94BKyCdYH-m1KmA6VdXw

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