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Epic Ordinary Lives
21 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Episode 46: What I've Learned 3: How Art Can Color the Whole of Life
This is What I've Learned, a segment of the podcast I use to grapple with the lessons learned from earlier episodes. This week we go all the way back to 2017 for episode TWO (!!) of EOL with Carol Berning who reflects on the lessons she has learned in painting that we can apply to the whole of life. Why do the artistic topics of value and squinting matter to someone who does not paint? Check out this episode to find out more! Carol's work can be found at www.carolberning.com. For more of this podcast head to epicordinarylives.com!
46 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 45: James Roberts IV on Yoga, Authenticity, and Living Your Own Path
How does one face the challenges required of their passion, specifically the grind of being an actor in New York City? How does becoming a multi-hyphenate help with the rest of one's life? This week we rejoin James Roberts IV post-tour in Tokyo as he shares his journey of facing the challenges of being an actor, how yoga changed his career, and the power of finding and following one's own path. You can find James at jamesrobertsiv.com or on Instagram @jamesroberts96 (acting) and jrobertsyoga (yoga). For more of this podcast head to epicordinarylives.com.
85 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode 44: James Roberts IV on Moving Across the Country to Become an Actor
What is it like to move across the country to become an actor? How do you flip being fired from a job to end up in an even better position? These epic stories and more make up the truly multi-hyphenate journey of James Roberts IV. For more of his work, you can go to jamesrobertsiv.com or check him out on Instagram: @jamesroberts96 and @jrobertsyoga. For more of this podcast head to epicordinarylives.com!
20 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 43: What I've Learned 2-When to Leave Vs. When to Stay
This is another segment of What I've Learned, where I reflect on lessons learned from earlier episodes and grapple with key moments in interviews. This week I am considering Seth Budai's epic moment of deciding to leave a job that was not working for him---without any kind of real plan or backup. I love pondering a decision of this nature, because we will all likely find ourselves having to make the challenging decision of when to leave a path vs. when to stay. I spend this episode considering the lessons that can be taken from Seth's journey. If you are enjoying this podcast, please write a review on Apple iTunes.
46 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Episode 42: Colton Carroll on Becoming a Marine (Part 2)
This week we pick up where we left off with my friend Colton Carroll, who shares his experience of being deployed as a Marine in Iraq. We discuss everything from the great challenges to the unexpected moments of beauty and what his day-to-day experiences looked like during that time. I absolutely loved this conversation, and I hope you do too! For more of this podcast, head to epicordinarylives.com.
64 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 41: Colton Carroll on Becoming a Marine (Part 1)
This week I chat with my old friend Colton Carroll on his journey from college student to becoming a Marine. The conversation begins with a reflection on our early days meeting in our dorm, forging friendships with the group of guys that lived there, and ultimately leading to the news he shared that he would be entering basic training. The lion's share of this podcast is about what it's like to complete Marine basic training. If you have ever wondered about what that process is like, you will enjoy this podcast! For more of this podcast head to epicordinarylives.com.
19 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Episode 40: What Do You Think #1 Work is Play or Work is a Grind?
This is a new segment of EOL intended to share half-baked ideas I am thinking about both from the conversations in the podcast and everyday life. This week I pose the question of how to think about work---is it an epic grind, or is it play? Please let me know what you think!
76 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Episode 39: Emily Stutzman on How to Live More Sustainably (Part 2)
My friend Emily Stutzman returns for part 2 to share both practical and hopeful methods for living a more environmentally sustainable life. We also discuss a host of other topics including how her challenges have helped her to live in the greatest alignment with her core values, the concept of antifragility, and much more. You will leave this conversation with practical ways to examine the act of buying stuff, perhaps in a way that will increase the likelihood that you only buy what you actually love. Please subscribe to this podcast on Apple iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or wherever you get podcasts!
69 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Episode 38: Emily Stutzman's Sustainability Journey
My friend Emily Stutzman joins the podcast to share her origin story of becoming the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Institute for Sustainable Practice at Lipscomb University. Highlights include the spirituality of helping birth a baby calf, traveling to Uganda to conduct research, and all the lessons she has learned on her way to teaching and researching sustainable ways of living. Emily can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more of this podcast, head to epicordinarylives.com!
15 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Episode 37: What I've Learned #1
Welcome to a brand new offering of the podcast: What I've Learned---a short solocast segment with me sharing three key lessons I'm digesting from previous guests on the podcast. This week I discuss quotes and ideas from Bobby Jackson, Mariah Ragland, and David Cho. The goal of this podcast is not only to honor the power of story, but to learn from other peope's lives and that is the point of this new segment---to unpack and digest my personal key takeaways from episodes. Please subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts!
58 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Episode 36: David Cho on Defeating Inertia and the Challenge of Following One's Path
David Cho is an old friend I have known for over 15 years. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, but early in college he questioned if he was on the right path while majoring in an entirely different field. This conversation focuses on the chances he took and the changes he made to move in a direction of greater alignment. He can be found at newcarept.com. For more of this podcast, head to epicordinarylives.com. If you're enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple iTunes.
12 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
Episode Thirty Five: A Bonus Solocast on the Seasonality of Following Your Passion
From October 2017 to October 2020, the podcast was on hiatus, a passion that I struggled to place in the whole of my life. To kick off 2021, I wanted to offer a solocast sharing the key lesson I learned that ultimately helped me resurrect the podcast. If you enjoy these episodes, please head to Apple iTunes and write a review or share with a friend. For more episodes head to epicordinarylives.com!
55 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Episode Thirty Four: Seth Budai on Becoming an Entrepreneur and Creating the Elemental Trainer
Seth Budai returns for part two of our conversation, this time focusing on his leap into entrepreneurship during the pandemic. We talk at length both about the lessons learned starting the business as well as what the Elemental Trainer is all about. You can find Seth at thelementaltrainer.com. If you enjoy this episode, please review it on Apple iTunes.
86 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Episode Thirty Three: Seth Budai on Taking Risks to Find Alignment and Home
Many of us can relate to the feeling that we are perhaps not in the right place during sections of our lives. Seth Budai shares his story of taking the necessary risks required to move toward a path of greater alignment as well as his journey of moving to the place he calls home. He can be found at https://www.theelementaltrainer.com. For more on this podcast head to epicordinarylives.com.
73 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode Thirty Two: Mariah Ragland's Epic Entrepreneurial Journey
This week Mariah Ragland of Radical Rabbit joins the podcast to share her epic entrepreneurial journey. Her diverse career path, which has included such gigs as selling snacks out of her dorm room and professional DJ'ing, has culminated in the creation of Radical Rabbit serving, delicious, Vegan soul food. For more on Radical Rabbit, you can head to radrab.com. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe and share it with a friend! More episodes at epicordinarylives.com.
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Episode Thirty One: Lauren Palmer on Blooming Where You are Planted
Lauren Palmer the owner of Bloomsbury Farm shares the lessons learned and challenges overcome in creating her farm. This story is particularly powerful because she did not start out in the field of farming, yet pursued her passion and learned along the way. For more of her work, you can go to bloomsburyfarms.com. For more episodes of this podcast, head to epicordinarylives.com.
78 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Episode Thirty: A Conversation about Unity with Bobby Jackson
Bobby Jackson and I return to discuss the power of conversation in an age of political division. This conversation includes both his personal story interspersed with a dialogue seeking unity among people with politcial differences. You can find more about Bobby at coachbobbyjackson.com. For more on this podcast, head to epicordinarylives.com.
75 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Episode Twenty Nine: My dad, Rick Burcham on Finding Alignment and Becoming a Teacher
This week my Dad (Rick Burcham) joins the podcast to share his journey of going from an aimless college student to finding deep alignment and purpose in his career as a teacher. We discuss a spur-of-the-moment decision he made that radically changed the direction of his career and life. If you enjoy this podcast, please share it with your family and friends. If you are feeling particularly generous, please write a review on Apple Itunes.
140 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode Twenty Eight: Bobby Jackson on the Power of Knowing Who You Are
Epic Ordinary Lives is back! I am joined by Bobby Jackson, Certified Performance Coach and Life Mentor. Bobby tells the story of going from being the last kid picked at neighborhood basketball games, to being a state champion high school football player and earning a 4 year letterman jacket from Northwestern University. You can check out Bobby's website at https://coachbobbyjackson.com. If you wish to support this podcast, please consider sharing it with a friend or leaving a review on iTunes.
23 minutes | Oct 11, 2017
Episode Twenty Seven: On Balancing a Smorgasbord Life
This week's podcast features a solocast where I dive into how I am planning to blend my podcast with the other adventures in my life. For more of this work head to epicordinarylives.com. If you've appreciated this podcast, please write me a positive review on iTunes! :)
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