Takeaways – A podcast about learning from the wisdom of others
About This Show
Welcome to the introduction episode of Takeaways – the podcast.
Why am I doing this?
Early 2017, I started sharing my Takeaways from the various (business and real estate) events that I attend throughout the year. It has been incredibly fulfilling.
I started listening to podcasts in 2016 when Malcom Gladwell released Revisionist History. Then I found Seth Godin’s Start Up School. Now I’m a regular – James Altucher is my current favorite.
The other catalyst for me leaping in the podcasting world was enrolling in Seth Godin’s altMBA. It’s a 30 day online workshop all about leveling up. Doing. And demonstrating how capable we are in creating.
So here goes…
I get to attend incredible events all year long as part of my work. There are always Takeaways. I share those on my blog.
I am also blessed to be around remarkable people. There too are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast. Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.
The show format will be me and a guest. Varied guests. Like a commercial real estate developer, Senior Pastor of a mega church here in Las Vegas, business coach, fraternity executive, police captain, physician and oh-so-many more!
My guests and I will talk, tell stories, and even perform spoken word poetry. The topics covered will include, stature, grief, having valuable conversations, drive vs. ambition, moments of influence. Who knows what else we will learn? Who knows what might be shared that will inspire your next great creation or achievement?
I will share and explore Takeaways that I have learned from the people who have influenced me. At the very least I hope you will be entertained. At the very best you will find value in these Takeaways and will use them to do something meaningfully awesome!
Check it out and be sure to subscribe to Takeaways here, on Apple Podcasts or where else you get your podcasts!
Most Recent Episode
Takeaways - Episode 6 - Clyde Horner: A Real Life Tuesday’s with Morrie.
I am blessed to be around remarkable people. There are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast.
Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.
I introduced Clyde Horner in Episode 5. He is a Chair with Vistage, the world's largest business advisory and executive coaching organizations. Clyde facilitates 3 executive groups, each of which has about 15 company owners, CEO's, executives, etc. The groups meet once a month. Additionally, Clyde meets with each member one-to-one for 2 hours each month.
Between recording and releasing Episode 5 with Clyde something significant happened. Clyde had his 'last' one-to-one with one of his members. He went to have a 2 hour meeting with someone that was at the ending stages of life.
When Clyde told me about his 'last' conversation it reminded me of the book Tuesday's with Morrie. I read Tuesday's with Morrie in college. It's a true story where the author, Mitch Albom, sees his old professor being interviewed by Ted Koppel on Niteline. This link is to the actual 3 part interview https://youtu.be/RtYyT6Hl3ms.
Morrie Schwartz was dying of ALS. Mitch called Morrie, one thing led to another, and among the results was the book. Over the last 20 years Tuesday's with Morrie has sold more than 15 million copies in 45 different languages.
Clyde and I talk about his 'last' conversation with his member. We talked a lot about lessons from Tuesday with Morrie. Here are just a few of the Takeaways that we discussed on this episode.
When does a fish first notice water?
What do you say to someone who is dying?
How can we really appreciate life while we're living?
There is a long pause around the 55:00 mark in the episode when I am looking for a quote from Morrie. Here it is.
"Be alert and aware to the things that really interest you and go for it!"
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