Tag Archives: A/V

[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e10) – Works For Me!

"Young Alex" (Alex Bell) joins us to discuss sleep, herb dependence, a stoic disconnection from comfort and convenience, and Getting Thing Done. Then Alex educates us on why Freelancing should be in every creative's toolkit (that's the title of a presentation he's giving on June 15th!) and he shares several strategies for getting started, finding clients, and ultimately succeeding. We have some really great public speaking tips for him too! Want to see Alex speak? Learn more at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/371143260164052/?ti=as Or buy a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-bell-tickets-61475803784 No player? click HERE

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e07) – Mastermind

Andrew and Brett welcome Alex Bell and Drew Sample to The Studio of Champ-yinz. What we are talking about at... 0:10:00 - Andrew does not take Brett's advice from the previous meeting 0:20:00 - How did we punch the weekend in the dick? 0:30:00 - Planting your flag 0:40:00 - Brett spreads positivity in Pittsburgh 0:50:00 - Mastermind groups and impostor syndrome 1:00:00 - How to find/create the right Mastermind 1:10:00 - Masterminds and self-reflection 1:20:00 - Gooski's Bar, where you can smoke inside 1:30:00 - Positive reframing 1:40:00 - Taking your own advice

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e06) – Punching the www in the d.

Brett continues to rave about block scheduling and deep work and yells at Andrew for not planning enough. Andrew vows to turn away from everyone else's productivity and time management advice. Brett is struggling with how to brand the Un-iversity Summits. Who are some of the presenters? How will it be organized? Andrew is looking at the long-term future of his short-term rental business. We discuss "money now," "money soon" and "money someday" propositions. Brett says prioritize easier cash flow opportunities over daunting investment properties. No Player? Click HERE.

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e01) – Consistent Principles, Changing Tactics

Season two! We brag about ourselves and each other. Then we discuss whether or not it's healthy to focus on external sources of validation once a strong personal foundation is in place. Then we move into how to better curate our media consumption, the importance of connection, and the benefits (or jack-offery) of block scheduling.

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 0f 2; the long part. We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone - Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)100We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks.Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, dark, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 12-13-1292Getting ready to discuss A Clockwork Orange.Tags: discuss, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1292Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)92Tags: bonus, a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)92Tags: bonus, a/v

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)

We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)100Part 2 0f 2; the long part. We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks.Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, started, discomfort, bonusHacky Sack 8-24-1393Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)93Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1293The line of obedience.Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-1292Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/v

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 6 – Alone In Winter

Andrew travels with a man and doesn't like it. Brett has Seasonal Affective Disorder. James also joins us in The Studio of Champ-Yinz to talk about what gives him anxiety. Streamed live to a hostile You Tube audience on December 6th, 2018. Discussed: Struggles with certain types of commitments, loneliness, winter activities, seeking new challenges, simplifying routines, prioritization No player? Click HERE

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 5 – How To Escape Your…Comfort Zone

The first time we've brought on a guest - our friend Nick is visiting Pittsburgh. He has lived in Keene, NH for his entire life and has worked at the same company throughout his whole career. He's in a real comfort zone and getting restless. Andrew and I help him decide if he's ready for a new adventcha! Where should he go? What should he seek? Where will he end up? I share the benefits, revelations, and challenges of my recent travel experience. Andrew used to be a truck driver, and he has some painful memories of being on the road. Also, lots of things aren't going well right now! Related PostsPre-Show 8-30-1283Political Action - Doing Interviews - Technical Difficulties ...

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[BONUS] THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 4 – The Interrogation

The best and most uncomfortable meeting yet. - Brett and Andrew have a fight. - Brett: Social fatigue, paranoia, alienation, feeling interrogated. Then an epiphany. - Andrew: Productivity jack-offery isn't working. What has to sacrificed for success? - Procrastinating by not prioritizing. Related PostsShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)88Tags: bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1388Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-1288The line of obedience.Tags: a/vPre-Show 8-2-1287Preparing for the idea of doing a solo show.Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-19-1287Setting up the show and discussing various off-color topicsTags: a/v

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[BONUS] THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Hug the Cactus

(AUDIO, 89 MINUTES) In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals. Format: 1. Success: How did each of us "punch the world in the dick" (working title) this week? Greatest achievements. 2. Accountability - Did we take each other's advice from the previous session? How did it work out? 3. "Greatest Discomforts" - What is our biggest challenge/frustration/emotional weight this week? Discussion 4. Action Items - We give each other ...

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[BONUS] THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 2 – Get Destroyed

(AUDIO, 125 MINUTES) In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals. Format: 1. Success: How did each of us "punch the world in the dick" (working title) this week? Greatest achievements. 2. Accountability - Did we take each other's advice from the previous session? How did it work out? 3. "Greatest Discomforts" - What is our biggest challenge/frustration/emotional weight this week? Discussion 4. Action Items - We give each other ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour 2)

(AUDIO, 64 MINUTES) The first installment of our new supporter-only show - In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals. Today Andrew and I inventory each other's strengths and weaknesses and set some initial accountability goals for each other. Or click HERE Related Posts[BONUS] THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Hug the Cactus71(AUDIO, 89 MINUTES) In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify ...

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[BONUS] Inside Film Making – With An Outsider Hollywood Insider

The first and only occurrence of "High School Sucks" (AUDIO 73 MINUTES) Willie (a pseudonym) has worked his way through many levels of film production, ascending from a janitor to an essential part of the creative team on many films. He has organized large productions, written and directed. No player? Click HERE. I first met him at the Renegade U/SSP event in New Orleans, where he was filming an upcoming gangster movie. Willie's current project brings him to Pittsburgh, where he joined me, Andrew and James in the studio for an in depth discussion of the troubling present and possible future of the entertainment industry. Discussed: -Filming sex scenes and dealing with teamsters -Goodfellas and the Shining - Anachronisms and ...

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[BONUS] A Conversation With An OUTSIDER Hollywood Insider

(AUDIO 91 MINUTES) Willie (a pseudonym) has worked his way through many levels of film production, ascending from a janitor to an essential part of the creative team on many films. He has organized large productions, written and directed. I first met him at the Renegade U/SSP event in New Orleans, where he was filming an upcoming gangster movie. Willie's current project brings him to Pittsburgh, where he joined me, Andrew and James in the studio for an in depth discussion of the troubling present and possible future of the entertainment industry. This is the second half of a 3-hour conversation; the first part will be released tomorrow.

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[BONUS] Investigative Journalism’s Mike Cernovich Problem

The elaborate monologue I cut from episode #571. I discuss the Duplass/Shapiro and Cernovich/Gunn controversies as prime examples of current input overload and social media ills. What was Cernovich's original motive for going after James Gunn? All I've found is "Gunn frequently tweets about his opposition to President Donald Trump, and thus drew the ire of fans of the president such as right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich, who began posting a series of old tweets by Gunn, many subsequently deleted." It can't be that simple right? Cernovich is fond of using hero and victim narratives for himself. I wonder if he's helpful or harmful. If you think about everything there is to expose about the entertainment industry (including Disney), his digging ...

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[BONUS] Liberty In Our Lifetime? – Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest Q&A

A snapshot from my delightful and challenging Q&A at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. The first question came from a loyal longtime listener named Scott B, and although it had a few components it basically boiled down to "do you think liberty in our lifetime is possible?" Are we talking about the dissolution of the state itself? Or something more personal? We expanded the question, clarified some terms and began a productive and lively discussion. Video of this will be available soon. No player? Click HERE.

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[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND – s01e01 – “The Time For Expansion”

(AUDIO, 136 MINUTES) With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole. The Mastermind shows begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. We discuss the problem in detail and contemplate/debate solutions. Every day, Alex Jones and his collection of extremely punchable co-hosts shill for the executive branch of the US government, in between promotions of white-labeled products that somehow fight the New World Order. InfoWars has basically devolved into Alex Jones fan fiction, as they spent the weekend using the the death of Anthony Bourdain to suggest "we've been right all along about everything" because Bourdain was getting ready to reveal to the public everything Alex has been professing for years. ...

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[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND – Pilot Episode – “PodcastMasterMind”

(AUDIO, 126 MINUTES) The new weekly supporter-only series! Fellow Podcastmasters Jason Osborne and Gardner Goldsmith join Brett to launch The Mastermind. These shows will typically begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. A rotating group of co-hosts will then discuss the problem in detail and contemplate/debate solutions. Today's Pain Point: Are we correct that schools and entertainment media are engaged in an expanding (both overt and covert) campaign to sexualize young children? Or have we just become stupid old conservatives? There is also a related pain point about how this kind of indoctrination is affecting one of our families, but due to its very personal natural, it is ...

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[BONUS] The State of STEM – A Report From the Field

(AUDIO, 108 MINUTES) STEM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Math My friend works in educational technology sales and he recently attended a STEM conference. He actually wound up being a judge in some of the student competitions at the event. In this show, he'll shares his notes. Some of the student projects are impressive in scope but their attitudes about and plans for the world are pretty foreboding. He judged one competition called "Prepared Presentations." The topic on which students were presenting: The Future Is Ours. After listening to summaries of these student presentations, I certainly hope not. Or click HERE

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – New Orleans To Pittsburgh, Hour 25

Drive Journal - A trip recap, in a state of delirium. With fellow travelers Andrew and Larry. How NOLA is both amazing and gross - and some thoughts about the event. Here's a link to the audio version: New Orleans To Pittsburgh Hour 25 Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-1287The line of obedience.Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)87Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 9-13-1287Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)87Tags: bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1387Tags: a/v

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