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The Small Moves Podcast
11 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
079 – Hobbies From Way Back When
“I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.” -David BeckhamThis episode of the show, I discuss ways to not get distracted while trying to find a new hobby. Don’t copy hobbies from people you admire, rather think back to what you had fun doing with you were young. Plus a little bonus challenge to chew on. Thanks for listening.
123 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
078 – Understanding the Jones Act (A Real Merchant Mariners Take), w/ Michael Gordon-Tennant
“To the spread of our trade in peace and the defense of our flag in war a great and prosperous merchant marine is indispensable. We should have ships of our own and seamen of our own to convey our goods to neutral markets, and in case of need, to reinforce our battle line.” -President Theodore Roosevelt In this episode of the show, I delve into the weeds of international shipping and commerce with Michael Gordon-Tennant. Mike is one of my closest friends going back to 2007 when we met in the local Baltimore swing dancing scene. Swing DANCE, not swing… perve, get your mind out of the gutter! ANYWAY… I’ve been a bit hot and bothered with the delayed recovery in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017. Lots of smart people who’s podcasts I listen to say a big part of this is the obscure thing called “The Jones Act,” which, if you listen to the shows I’ve heard…”is a huge part of the problem with the recovery as it makes the cost of goods for the recovery significantly more expensive.” As a one of the mariners on these container ships for the last 12+ years, Mike has a great take on it and makes a great argument both for keeping it in place, and common sense ways around its restrictions in times of emergency like with Puerto Rico. This one was fun! Mike’s a stitch, and you will love this one. Thanks for listening.
9 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
077 – Remember Why You’re With Them in the First Place
“Relationships sink when they have too many passengers.” -Unknown Never forget where your relationship came from. How it started, and what made you happy then. That stuff will still work today… You just need to remember and talk about it. Thanks for listening!
66 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
076 – Midwifery… A Funny Name For Amazing Work, w/ Jamie Hatcher
“It’s not practicing medicine ethically if you don’t explain to a patient what’s happening to her.” -Jamie Hatcher In today’s show, I chat with Jamie Hatcher, Certified Nurse Midwife, and the person that helped deliver our youngest daughter, Ada. Midwifery, as it’s referred to, had a MASSIVELY bad wrap here in the good ol’ US of A, and I wanted to talk to someone I know and trust in that world to come on and debunk some of the myths about it. I was very skeptical about my wife using the services of a midwife with our first daughter as I had all the same mental images most people have… crunchy old ladies wearing beads tying my wife’s wrists to the sturdiest branch of an oak tree while giving birth standing upright, and a lookout shooting blow darts at the doctor who dared approach to check my wife’s heart rate! And after working with them both times, I was TOTALLY correct! I’M KIDDING! It was the best, safest, and most positive experience possible for both my wife (for whom it really mattered) and me. We get into the weeds with this one, but worth it if you have never learned about what a midwife really is, how they function within the US healthcare system, and maybe have some appropriate decisions to be made in your future, sooner or later. Jamie is a sweetheart who took wonderful care of us, so I really hope you enjoy this conversation. Thanks for listening!
14 minutes | Aug 17, 2018
075 – Done is Better Then Perfect!
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln In this episode, I discuss an small change to the 5 topic rotation I like to hit on the show. I also change gears to discuss the importance of mindset in any and all small moves that you try and implement into your life. This will be a topic area I hit regularly from now on as I’ve seen a dramatic personal improvement since having a recent change in my personal mindset. Thanks for listening!
88 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
074 – How History Helps You Ask Better Questions, w/ Dr. John Hosler
“History doesn’t provide answers. It helps you ask better questions.” -John D. Hosler, Ph.D Today’s show is with John D. Hosler, Ph.D. Professor of European History and expert in medieval warfare at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth. His most recent book, The Siege of Acre, flew off the shelves in Europe after it’s release this past spring. We talk about this book, his first published work easily accessible for mass market of non-historians like myself, and many of you, I’m sure. We talk about the siege itself, the process of writing for an academic audience versus a public audience, and who is ultimately responsible for conveying information of historical importance to the masses. Is it historians job to translate or is it the audiences job to educate themselves? Maybe we find out today! Thanks for listening to the show! I appreciate you very much!
13 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
073 – Money is all about mindset!
“Do not save what’s left after spendin, but spend what’s less after saving.” -Warren Buffett And we are BACK! In this episode of the show, I discuss the mindset behind viewing savings vs. spending. It’s all about making small adjustments.
80 minutes | Jun 26, 2018
072 – Don’t Wait to Experience the World, w/ Maria Nicolosi
In this episode, Jason catches up with an old friend, Maria Nicolosi, a graphic designer and front-end developer. A friend who he met swing dancing back in 2007 who has since moved to Austin, TX… by way of a 4 month “walk about” style travel period that Jason is mesmerized by! Maria talks about her background of growing up in a little town in northern Louisiana, going to college, then spending three years in the AmeriCorps. All these experiences prepared her to be ready, willing, and able to drop everything and travel for an extended period of time. She had an experience of a lifetime and walks us through the trip and how best to follow a similar path. Answer to the $100 Question: Budgeting app called YNAB You can find Maria on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
16 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
071 – “Consulting” Still a 4 Letter Word?
In today’s show, I riff on the idea of consulting work as a separate or just new way to make a living, focusing on the type of consulting that DOESN’T make you a Charlatan! Consulting has had a bad reputation for a while, falling somewhere on the sliding scale between already mentioned Charlatan down to a fancier name for being unemployed. This doesn’t have to be true. The key? STAY IN YOUR LANE!
87 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
070 – Liquor and Drugs and Cults, OH MY! w/Mike Gimbel (2 of 2)
This conversation ran more than two hours, so I am releasing it in two episodes, first half is last week, and this is the conclusion. If you haven’t listened to the beginning of this conversation, listen to episode 68 before listening to this. Today’s show is the second part of a two part conversation with substance abuse consultant and expert, Mike Gimbel. In last week’s portion of the conversation, we discussed his taking up of drugs and alcohol in high school, to running with the SDS and a brush up against Charles Manson while spending time in California, he’s had one hell of a ride! We also discuss his long-time experience with an organization called Synanon, a drug rehabilitation center that later became an “alternative community,” later known as a cult called The Church of Synanon in the 1970s that was shut down in 1991 due to various illegal activities. This week, we discuss his life since being in recovery and what has been his life’s work since then, which is to help addicts get clean through a variety of government and non-government roles spanning the last three decades. We discuss the plans he suggests to combat the current opioid epidemic and his feelings on the liberalization of drug laws both in Maryland and nationwide. Mike Gimbel has been in the field of substance abuse education, prevention, and treatment for over 30 years. He is currently President of Mike Gimbel Associates, a nationally recognized substance abuse consulting company. In his previous roles as the Director of the St. Joseph Medical Center’s “Powered by Me!” anti drug program for athletes, the Director of the Baltimore County Office of Substance Abuse, and the Director of the Substance Abuse Education for the Sheppard Pratt Health System, Mike has won numerous awards, including 8 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, the Director’s Community Leadership Award from the FBI, a Commendation from the National Commission on Drunk & Drugged Driving, and a Congressional Achievement award. Most recently, Mike received the Daily Record’s Health Care Heroes Outreach Award for 2011 and was presented with an Honorary Life Membership Award from the Maryland PTA. Mike has served on the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) national board of directors and is an advisor to the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health’s Fellowship Program in Drug Abuse. Mike is certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide substance abuse education to the nations college athletes. Additionally, he has been the host of the very popular substance abuse awareness television show, “Straight Talk,” for the past 25 years, and he is often called upon by local & national media to comment on substance abuse issues. In his spare time, Mike has completed 18 marathon races, including the Boston Marathon eight times.
23 minutes | Jun 15, 2018
069 – Thoughts on Fatherhood
“Thank GOD there’s nothing that prepares you for being a father! You’d miss all the best parts.” Today I talk about my experiences of being a father, and what little I actually know. And why that’s nothing but a good thing. Thanks for listening.
50 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
068 – Liquor and Drugs and Cults, OH MY! w/Mike Gimbel (1 of 2)
This conversation ran more than two hours, so I am releasing the first half in this episode, and the rest next week. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show to get the end of this story. Today’s show is the first part of a two part conversation with substance abuse consultant and expert, Mike Gimbel. From taking up drugs and alcohol in high school, to running with the SDS and a brush up against Charles Manson while spending time in California, he’s had one hell of a ride! We also discuss his long-time experience with an organization called Synanon, a drug rehabilitation center that later became an “alternative community,” later known as a cult called The Church of Synanon in the 1970s that was shut down in 1991 due to various illegal activities. This conversation ran past two hours, so I am breaking it up over two episodes. This is the first part. Next part comes out next Tuesday. Mike Gimbel has been in the field of substance abuse education, prevention, and treatment for over 30 years. He is currently President of Mike Gimbel Associates, a nationally recognized substance abuse consulting company. In his previous roles as the Director of the St. Joseph Medical Center’s “Powered by Me!” anti drug program for athletes, the Director of the Baltimore County Office of Substance Abuse, and the Director of the Substance Abuse Education for the Sheppard Pratt Health System, Mike has won numerous awards, including 8 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, the Director’s Community Leadership Award from the FBI, a Commendation from the National Commission on Drunk & Drugged Driving, and a Congressional Achievement award. Most recently, Mike received the Daily Record’s Health Care Heroes Outreach Award for 2011 and was presented with an Honorary Life Membership Award from the Maryland PTA. Mike has served on the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) national board of directors and is an advisor to the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health’s Fellowship Program in Drug Abuse. Mike is certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide substance abuse education to the nations college athletes. Additionally, he has been the host of the very popular substance abuse awareness television show, “Straight Talk,” for the past 25 years, and he is often called upon by local & national media to comment on substance abuse issues. In his spare time, Mike has completed 18 marathon races, including the Boston Marathon eight times.
19 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
067 – Finding the RIGHT Motivation to Stay Healthy
“What’s my motivation for losing weight and staying healthy? Well, apparently, I don’t know.” In today’s episode, I discuss how finding the right motivation for staying healthy has and is a constant struggle for me. Also, how we can start thinking more about finding the right motivations that might actually stick, long term. Thanks for listening!
95 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
066 – Sex. Relationships. Mental Health. GOOD TIMES! w/ Rachel and Kyle Wright
“If we can get more comfortable talking about the things we all experience, then we can all experience them together.” -Rachel Wright A former know-it-all marries a former asshole and they become a successful relationship and sex therapy team! Kind of hard not to just drop the mic there… but you should probably know more. In today’s show, I chat with Rachel and Kyle Wright from Wright Wellness Center. I was introduced to them by a former guest of the show, Lisa Carpenter, who was on episode 52 of the show. They met each other in their early twenties while in previous careers. Now, they jointly run a practice where they bridge the gap between a self-help book and a therapist’s couch. We discuss the modern day in relationships and how today’s political discourse has negatively effected a full generations ability to relate and build trusting and loving relationships. This episode had all parties not holding back with their language, so tiny humans should probably skip this one. This was a great chat with an annoyingly awesome couple! You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Their Instagram is particularly awesome!
18 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
065 – Hobbies for the Brain
Of all the talk about getting new hobbies, let’s talk about why we all should. We are always being told or telling others that we/they should try out new hobbies. In today’s show I want to talk about why I think it’s so important to do and what the ones that I think are great for your brain…and why I care so much about that!
89 minutes | May 30, 2018
064 – If you love someone, let them go to Argentina!, w/ Azul Terronez and Steve Vannoy
“Comfort is the enemy of great. You get comfortable and good, which is different from being full and joyful and amazing.” -Azul Terronez In this episode of the show, Jason chats with return guest, Azul Terronez with his husband, Steve Vannoy. For those that have been with me since the early days, you’ll remember that Azul was the guest in episode 10 of the show where we discussed his business of coaching people through the process of authoring a book. During that conversation, it came up that Azul and his family travel around the globe, full-time, children included. This topic is the main focus of today’s chat. We cover a lot of ground in this show and I had a blast with it. Let me know what you think! Remember that Azul had a TEDx talk in February 2017. Check it out!
24 minutes | May 19, 2018
063 – Finding Family Time
It today’s show, I talk about some of the things my family has tried in order to find more time together as a family. We are all busy, and sometimes finding quality time with your family is hard. This can apply to you with your children, your significant other, or your parents for that matter!
73 minutes | May 15, 2018
062 – Patience Pays in So Many Ways, w/ Austin Peek
“Make money to earn freedom so that you can enjoy your life.” -Austin Peek In today’s show, I chat with Austin Peek, a commercial real estate lender and host of the Millionaire Interviews. Austin is 32 and the owner of Riverstone RECAP, a commercial real estate lending company. Though still involved in that business, his biggest focus for the last year has been to create and launch his podcast, called Millionaire Interviews. He has a Master in Commercial Real Estate, and lives in Jacksonville, FL. Austin and I met through a group called Podcasters Paradise, a group created by John Lee Dumas of a the Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast, one of the longest running and most popular business interview podcasts on the planet. Austin has had a shocking level of success in getting his ideal guests lined up for his show prior to launch with a level of success that was unbelievable. His systems that he uses for creating and producing his show can be applied to any business, and I found it incredibly helpful in the production of my show ever since we talked. As the conversation progressed, it came out that Austin is is a serious spend-thrift, and has some amazing advice for cutting the costs in your life. Also how the value of patience when making purchases translates to savings in the extreme. This was a highly tactical conversation that involves a lot of suggested web sites, services, and reading so have a pen and paper (if you’re in to that kind of thing!) and get ready to take notes! Austin’s list of top sites to save money: –Swappa.com for finding inexpensive, used electronics of all types –Amazon Warehouse, for you know, everything else on the planet (just cheaper) –Scott’s Cheap Flights, for finding the least expensive flights to nearly anywhere in the world.
26 minutes | May 11, 2018
061 – Finding Income Insurance
“If you lost your job or lost 50-100% of your business revenue tomorrow, what would you do?” In today’s show, I talk about a current situation I’m dealing with in my courier business, and how I’ve mitigated the damage. We delve into the concept of income insurance, in many of its forms, and why is so important to find yours as soon as possible.
53 minutes | May 8, 2018
060 – State of the Union, 3rd Edition, with Carrie & Jason
“Get a dumpster. Sometimes, it’s just the best option.” -Carrie Paxton This episode is the 3rd edition of the State of the Union, what Jason calls his interview chats with his wife, Carrie. Today they discuss all the progress they’ve made in the last few months while moving into their new RV, but also all the small processes that they established over the last year and a half that made this move possible. Thank you for listening to the Small Moves Podcast! We really appreciate you.
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