The Gently Mad: Life, Business & Entrepreneurship without the BS
About This Show
If you're looking for that inspirational kick-in-the-pants to help take your life and career to the next level... this ain't it. To be perfectly honest, I'm tired of all the "inspirational" BS that passes for entrepreneurial podcasts these days. You won't find any neurohacking, hyper-accelerated list growth techniques, or sleazy marketing strategies. What you WILL get are honest, meaningful conversations and discussions about things that matter. The struggle to find purpose and meaning in our life and work, how to deal with self-doubt, fears, insecurities and failure. All the stuff we face every day, but don't every talk about. Sure, there will be plenty of conversations about entrepreneurship, business, marketing, blogging, podcasting, audience building, content creation, etc. But the through-line that connects it all is true authenticity and honesty. No BS. No hype. No meaningless buzzwords designed to get you to waste your money on a useless product. Just raw, honest conversations about things that actually matter. If you like The Fizzle Show, The Tim Ferriss Show, Nathan Barry's podcast, Paul Jarvis' and Jason SurfrApp's Invisible Office Hours or the #AskGaryVee show (ok I'm out of names to drop), you’ll probably enjoy this one. You’re mileage may vary.
Most Recent Episode
TGM303: Derek Webb on Faith, Doubt and Finding Yourself
I’ve been a fan of Derek Webb for as long as I can remember. But’s it’s only been in the last couple years that I’ve gotten to know him a little bit more personally.
He was a guest on this show a few years ago and that time we talked a lot about the music industry in general and how it’s changing (for the better) for those who want to make a living as an independent artist.
A lot of shit has gone down since then. Both for me and for Derek. And one of the reason’s I love him and his music so much is that our stages of life seem to have a weird sort of symbiotic relationship. Usually whenever I’m going through something, Derek releases a new record and it’s exactly what I needed at that time.
That’s certainly true for his latest record, Fingers Crossed. It’s an album about the loss and grief that comes with change and the hope we have to find within ourselves if we’re to grow rather than wither within the sadness of life’s turbulence.
To use Derek’s own words, “It’s a sad as shit record”. But it’s a kind of *necessary* sadness. The kind of sadness that comes from serious soul work.
And, honestly, that’s the best way I have of describing this conversation. It was sad at times, but also poignant and surprisingly buoyant with hope. Hope for what’s next, despite the pain of leaving behind the past.
I hope you’ll check out Derek’s album. And I hope you get something out of this conversation. I certainly had a great time doing it.
Enjoy the show.
Rated 4 out of
I heard the stream-of-consciousness 1st "reboot" episode and appreciated Adam's exceptionally snarky humor. I share his frustration with the deluge of "become a web-preneaur and find happiness!" podcasts out there and found him fresh. I'm looking forward to some generalist insight.
Date published: 2015-01-16