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Please Blow My Mind with Will Fleming
48 minutes | 14 days ago
Lima Sopoaga - "When one makes it, we all make it."
Lima Sopoaga joins us for a deep conversation about life as a pro rugby player and what it's like to navigate a public persona in real-time. There are many gems in this podcast including what he was YouTube'ing just before performing his first Haka. Lima also shares the mindset and routines he uses to keep his mind and body strong for the challenges of life. There is also an EXCLUSIVE Patreon supporter-only clip that you can watch by signing up via my Patreon page: patreon.com/pleaseblowmymind. It's an amazing clip for of more goodness and insights.
46 minutes | 19 days ago
Stella Muller - Dreamer and Believer in the Power of Humanity
Stella Muller is a dreamer and believer in the power of humanity and our untapped potential. Outside of Family and community, Stella is the CEO of the South Auckland-based Creative Agency, Bright Sunday, who played a huge role in communicating information to Pasifika communities during the 2020 COVID lockdowns.
50 minutes | 19 days ago
John Pulu - Owning Our OWN Pasifika Narrtive
John Pulu graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Television from AUT University and joined the Tagata Pasifika team in 2010. While still at high school John was inspired to become a journalist through work experience on Tagata Pasifika. John has always been interested in Pacific issues and saw there was a lack of Pacific people working in the industry. “I am very honoured to represent Pasifika people and share our stories”. John is from the Kingdom of Tonga, Kolomotu‘a, Tongatapu and Holopeka, Ha‘apai with ties to Lau in the Fiji Islands.
48 minutes | 21 days ago
Peter Elbourne - How to Develop More Meaningful Connections | Air New Zealand Aircraft Engineer
Peter Elbourne worked for Air New Zealand as an Aircraft Engineer for 18 years and did everything from building, maintaining and selling aircraft. Wearing many different hats allowed Peter to understand human behaviour more intimately and how to develop more meaningful connections and be able to work with people better. This would prove crucial during covid when Peter willingly handed in his resignation to save jobs for others. Peter likes to say, "Instead of thinking outside the box, I get rid of the box and re-define the limits." To watch the exclusive Patreon only clip where Peter talks about: mindset strategies, not asking for permission rather ask for forgiveness and backing yourself always, visit patreon.com/pleaseblowmymind and support the podcast to unlock all the exclusive Patreon only clip that is created only for supporters of the podcast. Thank you to the fine people out there who support my Patreon and I will continue to work hard to that you for supporting me.
60 minutes | a month ago
Jimi Hunt - EVERYTHING IS F#@KED!
EVERYTHING IS F#@KED! That’s why our mental health is more important than ever. Except mental health is f#@ked too… Mental Health Change Maker, Jimi Hunt, joins us on the podcast to talk about his new book, INSIDE OUT. For too long now, we’ve accepted there are only two states of mental health: mentally well or mentally ill. In this book, Jimi Hunt introduces a new paradigm. He explains how we ALL sit somewhere on the Mental Fitness Continuum and how it’s our job to move ourselves up it. Follow Jimi and check out his book via www.jimihunt.com and be sure to hang around at the end of the podcast to hear an exclusive piece of content that I record for all my Patron supports featuring an even deeper interview with my guest. When you support my podcast via www.patreon.com/pleaseblowmymind you get exclusive early access to this content so I'd highly encourage to check it out.
85 minutes | a month ago
Mitchell A. Head - Feeling the vibrations of consciousness
Neuroscientist, Mitchell A. Head joins us to go DEEP into the meaning of consciousness and what it means to process the world and the feelings we have on the inside and the outside. Join in for a free flow - deep flow - conversation about the vibrations of consciousness from deep within!
48 minutes | a month ago
Inu Akerei (Rei) Maresala-Thomson - Former youth gang member turned TECH entrepreneur
Akerei was raised in Otara - the innovation capital of the world! Armed with street smarts, Akerei served for 12 years in the NZ Police as a ranking Senior Sergeant holding various roles including intelligence, investigations, crime prevention, emergency response, family violence, sex trafficking and capacity building training around NZ and the Pacific Islands. Today Akerei is passionate about prevention advocacy roles and innovations for positive social outcomes. Follow Akerei via his website akthomsonltd.com
54 minutes | a month ago
Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i - Spotlight on Pasifika success
Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i is a producer, former diplomat, and a leader in the philanthropic sector and now hosts a new talk show “Talanoa with Tupe” on Pacific television on Oriana TV. Tupe is shining a spotlight on Pasifika success, revealing the characteristics that have enabled high-flyers to excel. In this episode of Please Blow My Mind, we meet the Tupe behind the camera and have deep conversation about daring to dream, following your dreams and living your dream.
58 minutes | a month ago
Jon Renes – Navigating Forward To Find Tomorrow
Jon Renes is a navigator for our youth of tomorrow. A guiding light as I like to think for when the path ahead gets dark or blurry. In this episode, Jon shares a bit of his story and his role with I Have a Dream Charitable Trust: Helping children to succeed. Follow ihaveadream.org.nz to follow Jon and learn more.
48 minutes | a month ago
Aaron Henare - Warrior Wrestling
Aaron Henare is a New Zealand professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Toa Henare. Recently, Aaron came back to Aotearoa to head up Warrior Wrestling Academy, The New Age of Wrestling in New Zealand. Follow the story of Aaron as he takes us back to the frustrated kid in School that new he was destined for more than his teachers told him and now is about to run his first Warrior Wrestling event right here in NZ! Follow warriorwrestling.co.nz to learn more and follow the journey.
106 minutes | 2 months ago
Roko Babich - Where do Warriors fit in modern life?
In a different time in history, this weeks guest, Roko Babich would have fit perfectly into the groove of life as a gladiator. I gigantic man built for war armed with a fire within perfect for battle. Skip forward a few thousand years and the questions is: where do warriors fit in modern life? This is a podcast about going within, a podcast about harnessing the gift of the power within each of us - waiting dormant for the chance to be unleashed as potential in our every evolving and constantly changing world.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Danny Aumua - Create Your Own World
Danny Aumua shares with us his creative mind as we learn from him what he does in order to get inspiration for his creations. Allowing his vision and storytelling abilities to be put on to the screens for others to see.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Sela Alo - Surviving COVID and Making Sense of a New Word in Real Time
You’ve probably seen the funny, happy-go-lucky side of Sela Alo. The side that during these pandemic times, have provided the micro-breaks necessary to make it through a tough day. You won’t see much of that Sela in this podcast. In this episode we meet the man behind the smile. We go deep into surviving COVID, living on to celebrate the honour of his very good friend who is not with us anymore and making sense of our new word in real time.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Astley Nathan - 60 Day Digital Detox, 100 Conversations, Getting a Job in Radio
Astley Nathan speaks for a living - entertaining 100's of thousands of people every day via Flava radio show. You can imagine this interview being about his pathway into radio as well tips and tricks for getting into radio - and partly this podcast is about that - but it's also about the stuff Astley doesn't say - the stuff on the inside. Astley recently completed a 60-day digital detox and dives deep into his regular practices that include meditation, breathing and gratitude journaling. In this podcast, we go way back in search of the spark that Astley has managed to turn into the drive he uses to navigate forward in life. This is a podcast about asking for what you want, working hard for what you deserve and just getting out there and having a good go. Enjoy the audio experience of Pease Blow My Mind. To see the video version on the TV - tune in to Oriana TV - every Sunday night to see me blow my mind with amazing guests as we attempt to have the deepest conversation in New Zealand. Let’s get into this week’s podcast with Astley Nathan - thank you all for blowing my mind!
89 minutes | 3 months ago
James Ferrier - Hemp, Fungi and Floatation Tanks
James is a young entrepreneur who is passionate about hemp, fungi and floatation tanks. James is working on projects over all these fields from portable float tanks to a polystyrene alternative made from mushrooms. He is not afraid to go deep on any topic and is happy to speak his mind. BioFab (fungi business) was in top 8 of the Callaghan innovation c-prize this year. www.biofab.co.nz James also built the worlds first portable floatation tank. www.restmod.com
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Andre King - The Pursuit Of Trying
Andre King is one of those people in life who is a doer. From being a private investigator to becoming standup comedian - it's fair to say that no dream is too big for Andre King. In this episode, we go deep into what it means to 'get up' even if life keeps 'knocking you down'. Prepare to be inspired, scared, motivated and slightly nervous because you're about to board the Andre King experience!
67 minutes | 3 months ago
Vika To'oala - From working on the roads to starting a TV channel
Vika To'oala has lived an adventurous life full of variety, sadness and joy. From witnessing the gangster street life during his time at High School in America to working as a Roading Construction Worker back here in Aotearoa and now being a pivotal foundational member in staring a Pacific Island television channel called Oriana TV. In this podcast, Vika opens us and shares what it's like to be part of a tv platform start-up as well as sharing the learnings that you gain when you open yourself up to the challenges life brings your way.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Isaac John - YOU KNOW THE RULES
Isaac John is a Kiwi Cook Islander from Tokoroa and the founder of YKTR, a clothing business at its core, run out of Sydney. In this podcast, we have a deep conversation about his life after the NRL into business with a few tips and tricks for turning your dream into a reality. Hint - it takes heaps of work! Follow Isaac and his many online adventures here: https://linktr.ee/iice_
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Sandy Harman - Getting FUNDING for your BIG IDEA!
Sandy Harman is a Pasifika funding expert. In this podcast we talk about taking your big idea and bringing it to life but we also dive deep into life itself and why understanding your journey in life is crucial to understanding your big idea!
71 minutes | 4 months ago
The Nesian Network – LIVE Podcast with Māori and Pasifika Business Navigators
Amazing to share the audio version of this live podcast episode featuring the Māori and Pasifika Business Navigators who are unscripted, unleashed and in control of what we say, do and want. Massive shoutout to Stanley Henry, Pita Pirihi & Kristin Harper from The Nesian Network for bringing our talent together and guiding us all - forward!
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