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39 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
What is the meaning of Grit?
This week Gideon teaches us about grit.(He knows a lot he wrote an English paper.) We talk about the different points that lead one to have "True Grit" and how it can help us with our Adulting activities. We also talked about how this applied to Victor Frankl(Holocaust Survivor.) We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of Adulting Decrypted.SHOW NOTES:00:00 Gene's Insight01:08 Intro01:48 Gideon Starts t04:23 The definition of Grit both the dictionary and our own06:13 Step 1: Pursue your interests11:58 Step 2: Practice, Practice, Practice13:38 Step 3: Connect with a higher purpose(define your why)20:15 Step 4: Cultivate Hope/Get your Cookie Jar24:35 Step 5: Surround yourself with Gritty People34:40 Wrap up35:15 Outro36:45 Song/Conversation about Cucumbers Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
45 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
How far Does a Dollar Really Stretch? (Ft. Tad Tidwell)
This week we talk with Tad Tidwell about all the wonders of being a business owner. Most importantly, how does a dollar work? Get the in depth look of how a popular local franchise is run and how it is able to turn a profit. Also, you won't believe the amount of eggs his stores in a week!(we promise it truly is unbelievable.) We hope you enjoy this weeks installment of adulting decrypted.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
33 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
The Basics of Table Etiquette
This week Ashton takes us through 'proper' meal etiquette. Not only that but then the crew talks about the normal real world applications that we will encounter as we become adults. How do we act when going out for a meal with a boss or networking? What if I go to a fancy gala? What if I host? Where do the forks go?(Hint: to the L-E-F-T). This episode has got all the answers for you! Also the Dad shares his biggest pet peeves! We hope you enjoy this weeks installment of Adulting Decrypted.SHOW NOTES:00:00 Applying what we learn to the more common side of adult life00:40 Main Intro. Welcome to Adulting!01:20 Welcome to todays episode. “The not so round table.”03:05 Today we are talking about meal etiquette04:00 Ashton’s first real exposure to ‘proper’ etiquette04:35 Always RSVP07:00 Where do I sit?! When?09:35 Setting the silverware11:00 The long list of typical etiquette.11:50 Forearms on the table? Yes or no…13:15 Don’t lick your fingers or blow on your food!14:25 Are you allowed to look at your phone at the table?15:00 Ashton takes some sass about his dinner roll15:55 When should you start eating your food?16:35 Don’t be the last one eating.18:10 Applying what we learn to the more common eating of adult life20:00 Follow your host’s lead21:25 Dress appropiately24:25 If your are going to drink adult beverages be aware of the situation and what the proper limits are.26:10 Keep the conversation light and be aware the purpose of the meal. 28:10 Dad’s biggest pet peeve.30:40 Conclusion31:06 Thanks for listening32:35 This weeks song! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
26 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
What Makes Us Tick?(Defining Incentives)
This week we talk about understanding incentives! What are they? Where do they come from? Why do they matter to us? We hope you learn from this like we did and that it starts a fun conversation for you, your family, and friends!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
24 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Decrypting Our Personalities!
This week Gene takes us through the color wheel of our personalities. Did you know your personality has a color and it could help you learn a bit more about yourself? Well that was this weeks goal! We hope you enjoy this episode of Adulting Decrypted!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
34 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
The Grand Word Battle!
This week Gideon talks to us about the importance of duty vs. work, happy vs. content, and more! We talk about the origins of the various words and what they mean to us. Did these help you start your own conversation?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
51 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
I'm Offended!(what that means and why it happens.)
This week, Ashton did some research and we talk about what offense means, where it comes from, and what we can do when we experience it in our life. How do you handle offense? We would love to hear your thoughts!#adultingdecrypted #likeanadult #offendedSHOW NOTES:00:00 Offence is complicated01:00 Into01:35 It begins! Welcome back to the woodshed03:26 Everyone shares their feelings on what being offended means06:25 Some reasearch on what the feeling of, “offence” is.09:44 Why we feel offence.14:10 The foreseeability expectation21:30 Ashton’s awkward story & Dad’s first job story25:20 The Equity Expectation31:35 The Reciprocity Ecpectation33:00 Anxiety can lead to being more easily offended35:10 Guilt can lead to being more easily offended37:10 Expecting the world to be nice can lead to being more easily offended.41:45 Having parents who struggle can lead to children who struggle with taking offence.46:30 Gene’s Final thoughts.47:10 Dad’s Final thoughts.48:20 A wrap up and a questionSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
40 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
The Worst Case Scenario...Yikes!
This week we talk about the worst case scenario. How many worst case scenarios have you thought about in your life? In this episode we get personal about our worst case scenarios and how we handle them. The Dad gives us a lot of advice on how best to approach these sorts of scenarios. We hope this starts a dinner table conversation for you, your family, and/or your friends to talk about and that it helps you with this crazy thing we call adulting. Thank you for listening and reading this far. You are an amazing person! We hope you enjoy this weeks installment of Adulting Decrypted.#adultingdecrypted #likeanadult #worstcasescenario #monday #podcast #selfhelp #podcastersofinstagramSHOW NOTES:00:00 Dad’s podcast worst case scenario.01:00 Intro01:40 What’s the worst that could happen?02:25 How to win friends and influence people03:00 Gideon tells a Cabin Story06:45 What are the big desicions/things we are thinking about?10:00 Thinking about what the worst thing is that could happen with the Podcast.14:55 Bart Merrell’s experience18:00 “Don’t judge yourself based off of your art.”21:40 You make a choice. Now, how do you prevent the worst from happening?26:25 Does scarcity exist?33:30 Does the feeling content exist?37:45 Wrapping it all upSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
44 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Emergency Preparedness Kit Buliding
In this weeks episode we talking about being prepared for any emergency. Gene tells us all the different and important things to think about that we may not normally think about. How is your emergency preparedness? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
45 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
The Great Language Debate....(Part 3)
We have brought to light yet another great language debate where we talk about words like: Bemused, MSRP(yes we know its not truly a word but we just wanted to fit it in), growth and more! In this episode filled with philosophy and jokes we dissect the true meaning behind some common words in our life to try and help us get a greater grasp on adulting. We hope you enjoy this weeks episode of Adulting Decrypted!#adulting #likeanadult #self-help #community #languageSHOW NOTES:-------------------------------------------0:00 - Gene's new word (preview)01:00 - Intro01:45 - Welcome to the Show! The second time in a row we are not at the woodshed!03:20 - The first word of the Day: Bemused04:05 - Gene’s new word05:40 - MSRP; The word Gene requested.07:10 - Dad deep dives the meaning behind MSRP11:05 - The final lonely word: Paradox. What does it mean?15:00 - Paradigm vs. Pattern19:15 - Dad’s financial paradigm22:55 - Ashton shares his paradigm and pattern connection25:15 - Permisson vs. Acceptance26:40 - Dad talks on the slippery slope of acceptance equaling permission28:45 - Ashton shares his thoughts about implied permission31:50 - What is growth? The final word of the day.40:00 - The power of intent and being kind and honest with yourself.--------------------------------------------All we want to do is start the conversation and help with adulting! You can join us in that quest. Give us a shout on any of our social media pages or on our website and let us know your valuable opinion!Social media: @adultingdecryptedWebsite: adultingdecrypted.comMerch: shop.spreadshirt.com/adulting-decryptedPatreon: Patreon.com/adultingdecryptedSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
43 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
How do I unplug and recharge?
In this weeks episode coming to you specially from the family cabin. Dad takes us through the value of unplugging from everyday life. What does it mean to sharpen your saw? What is your favorite way to recharge your 'batteries?' We would love to know! Let us know on any of our social media pages! We hope you enjoy this weeks episode!SHOW NOTES:00:00 - Cold Open01:00 - Intro01:40 - What are we talking about today?02:40 - How do we all recharge our batteries?04:55 - The three ‘batteries’ to recharge.08:10 - The pressures of ‘Adulting’08:55 - Sharpening the Saw16:05 - Playing Football as a family17:15 - Do Something else of value17:55 - What do we do for our mental and emotional ‘batteries’19:40 - Ashton’s musical recharge21:30 - Gene talks about his mental recharge22:50 - A burger tangent. Don’t worry, it applies.25:15 - Are the things you are doing actually helping you recharge?28:00 - What is a spiritual recharge?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
57 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Adulting Isn't What you Think it is(ft. Mike Mckinney)
This week Mike talks to us about what "Adulting" really is, how we can face it, and how we can get better at it each and every day. Through his great philosophy and ability to tell his stories he shares with us some of the most powerful advice we have yet to have so far. Check out the bonus episode on our Patreon!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
45 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
The Healing Power of Hair Care(ft. Mandy Atkinson)
This week we talk with the hilarious Mandy Atkinson about the do's and do nots of hair care. Let us just say she educated us beyond more than we could have even imagined. We know that you will have something to gain from this episode just as we did. Let us know your thoughts! We love to start conversation. #adultingdecrypted #like-an-adult #haircare #adulting #podcast00:00 - Cold Open00:40 - Intro/Mandy Introduction01:35 - HI!(Meeting Mandy)02:30 - Crazy Haircut Stories05:25 - When/how did Mandy get into hair?08:05 - The value of learning a trade/starting you buisness08:50 - Mandy wanted to start a corporation09:40 - How often should someone get a haircut?11:00 - Can you control how much your hair grows?12:10 - Can you damage your hair by cutting it yourself?14:50 - Families can save money by knowing how to cut hair.15:40 - What products are best for which type of hair?18:25 - Dandruff vs Flaky Skin. Whats the difference?22:00 - 2 in 1. Is it good?25:30 - What is a common hair mistake people make?28:40 - Mandy’s cost effective product reccomendations33:10 - Old Spice?33:55 - Vitamins? Can they give hair body or make it healthier?34:05 - Nutella Tangent35:25 - Back to vitamins36:35 - Frayed Hair. Does your hair stop growing when its frayed?39:25 - Oil in the hair comes from the scalp. Brush your hair.43:14 - Thanks Mandy!43:20 - Outro44:55 - Silly SongSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
54 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Getting Along With Your Boss: Is it Possible?
As per a listener request, today we are talking about getting along with a boss. More specifically, how do you get along with someone who can tell you what to do, namely, teachers, bosses, and Dad's joke, spouses. We have a great conversation with each other about our experiences and Ashton shares his real world experience of not doing so well at resolving conflict at his Walmart position. The Dad also shares his perspective having been an employer and a boss himself and an employee. It allows for some pretty cool conversations and we think you will enjoy this one.#adultingdecrytped #like-an-adult #selfhelp #adulting #boss #relationships #parentingSHOW NOTES:00:00 - Cold Open(Gideon wants to hide in the woods.)01:00 - Intro Sequence01:35 - What is todays topic?(Ashton made Gideon wait…)02:35 - Maintianing Good relationships with those who can tell us what to do.03:35 - How does the crew feel about teachers and bosses.05:25 - You can tell how someone feels about a class, subject, or a person.06:15 - They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. 07:05 - Who is your boss? Is it Steve Carrell? Micheal Scott? Are they better or worse?08:55 - There are abusive bosses. Get out, report to HR, or find another solution. 10:00- If your relationship with your boss just needs a bit of help, these are the tips we can give.10:15 - No one cares more about that realationship than yourself.12:45 - Link for research: balancedcarreers.com13:30 - Consider your Boss, their feelings, perspective, and desires.13:45 - Ashton’s Walmart Story.16:05 - The callenge with approaching work conflict is your Boss is paid to tell you what to do. So how do you approach that conflict?16:45 - Gene and Gideon talk about their teacher relationships.21:00 - Dad talks about being a Boss22:15 - Ashton cannot fly an Airplane23:30 - Dad talks about trust as a boss.25:30 - The difference between job trust and character trust.27:45 - REQUEST TOPICS! WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT!28:45 - When as an employee do you need to humble yourself to let the tower make the call. 29:45 - Ashton’s Walmart story. Part 2!31:10 - How does a manager get to the point where their employess can trust them to say, “I don’t have to explain myself, just do it.”33:45 - Dad tells a story about his Mom.35:30 - Gospel by Roscoe 101: Stroke of the Pen change is easy. The Hard part is changing the culture and mentality.37:20 - At the end of the day everyone wants to feel like they add value.38:15 - You don’t hate history, you just hate how its being taught.40:10 - If you are complaining about something and you don’t have a solution or you don’t want to come up with a solution that hasn’t already been stated. Might as well just drop it. 41:45: - If you are complaining you really do care. 43:25 - Help you understand what your goal is.44:10 - Do Not Drop These Mics. Gene hits us with Star Wars45:45 - Do your very best to not be passive agressive when dealing with problems. 48:30 - Be okay with forgiving your boss. 49:45 - Find a way to connect with your boss if you can. If you can’t just try to learn more about them. 51:45 - Wrap Up.52:13 - Outro and Silly Song.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
50 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
How to be Better at Dating(ft. Leta Greene)
In this weeks episode Leta Greene takes us through how to properly date people. What are the things you should look for? How should you work on yourself? Where does this learning experience come from? If you have ever wanted to get better at dating and want to find someone that is actually right for you Leta has some of the best advice we have ever heard! We hope you enjoy this weeks episode!#adultingdecrypted #likeanadult #dating #relationshipsSHOW NOTES:0:00 - Intro : Leta Greene is the author of, “How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness,” and “Love Me Too.”She talks about her journey and how she became hot and embraced herself as an awkward teenager who was missing her front three teeth due to a biking accident. She shares her strategy for loving yourself and how that applies to us in the dating relm. Honestly, there probably isn’t anything more exciting then hearing some boys getting made uncomfortable by a confident woman!2:30 - Saying Hello to Leta: Her bike crash, start of her career both as a makeup artist and motivational speaker and author. She talks about having to deal with sexual abuse and how she learned to value herself and the dating process. 4:20 - What is Gene’s dating age? 5:40 - Ashton is struggling with dating. Is it because of self-confidence? Expectations? Or perhaps is it both? 7:25 - The most successful dating you can be doing right now is getting to know how you interact with others and how they interact with you. Service projects are a great tool for getting to know people. 9:00 - The brain doesn’t finish forming until around 24-25 due to cellphones. 12:10 - Knowing how to talk to someone rather than just distract each other with a good time. Talking is much more valuable for lasting relationships. 13:50 - We have to be like the person we want to find. 15:20 - Character is far more important than looks. 16:00 - Leta Pro tip: Asses how your potential suitors treat all other people. 17:45 - Ashton Asks when Leta started thinking of all these amazing tips. 19:30 - Why Adulting Decrypted wanted to talk about dating.(basically Dad forced us into it but it was worth it.)21:40 - The Objectification of Women, what is it all for and where did it start?23:10 - Gideon’s Interjection leads to a discussion about flirting and interracting with the opposite sex. 25:35 - Leta’s 5 year; 3 year rule. 28:00 - Sticking to the rule and not being willing to bend on your personal standards. 30:40 - 1*0.5 vs. 1*1. Why is it important? And what does that mean in relationships. 33:30 - Leta went on a mission(what she calls entering the mormon nunnery) and how that played into her finding her husband.35:00 - Character Traits vs. Physical Traits38:30 - You won’t be happy in marriage if you don’t like you.40:35 - The T&T effect43:00 - Kids just need the psychological reason why to not have a girlfriend, and why it is more benifical to use their time to learn about people. Finances are a good convincing point. 45:00 - Every Statistic are people who once loved eachother. 47:00 - Wrap up and Where to Find Leta’s content.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
48 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
How do I Save My Hard Earned Cash?
In this episode Gideon takes us through his top tips of saving money. Whether it be collecting coins, setting a rainy day savings account, or studying your purchases, Gideon has got those tips for you along with more. In this conversation filled with film references we discuss how one can hold on to that extra coinage. We hope you enjoy this weeks installment of Adulting Decrypted. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
49 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
College Flight Plan(The Ultimate Adulting Tool)ft. Greg and Beth Langston
In this weeks episode we speak with the incredibly charismatic and revolutionarialy help Greg and Beth Langston of College Flight Plan. College Flight Plan is a program that they started when they realized that there was a need for High-School Students to learn who they wanted to be. They created their comprehensive course for helping someone learn exactly what they enjoy and how to reach their inner self to help them become the most successful individual they can be. Enjoy as they share their wisdom and friendship with us. #adulting #likeanadult #collegeprep #selfdiscovery
2 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Happy Birthday Gene!
We just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Gene and share an announcement with you all!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
47 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Season 3 Livestream Finale! The benefit of asking questions...
This weeks episode is a reuplaod of our livestream coming from Florida! We loved having this show. Don't forget to enter in to the giveaway before Sunday June 6 at 11:59pm for your choice of our merch!
25 minutes | May 26, 2021
Build Your E.T.(ft. Clint Pulver) - How to leave the 80%
This week special guest Clint shares with us his amazing life story and how he left what he calls the 80% statistic. He then shares with us the power of building your own E.T. If you have any desire to be something more than your presently are or have a dream you want to chase, this is the episode for you! Also, check out Clint's new book, "I Love it Here," to learn how to fall in love with your work or get into the work you love!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/adultingdecrypted)
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