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#31 The Art of Listening with Coach & Therapist Steve McCready

After 20 years of helping people with therapy and coaching, Steve McCready shares his thoughts on the art of listening.

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#30 Strength Training for Entrepreneurs with Justin Parkes

Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email Justin Parkes, a strength and performance coach, shares how entrepreneurs can build an effective strength training routine. He also recounts his career arc from finance to fitness, and how he has built an enthusiastic community of customers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Topics Justin’s journey […]

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7 Essential Documents for Adulting

Our lives and hard drives are filled with clutter. What digital documents do adults absolutely need?   By adult, I mean an emotionally and mentally mature person (or trying to be!) responsible for doing life’s necessary but mundane tasks. In other words, a responsible person in society. I haven’t read a single blog post on […]

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#29 The Four Dimensions of Energy

Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email Our performance barriers are often related to energy. Understanding the four dimensions of energy – physical (quantity), emotional (quality), mental (focus) and spiritual (force) – can help us identify and overcome what holds us back. Show Notes The 4 Dimensions of Energy: Physical, Emotional, Mental and […]

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When You Appear on a Podcast that Changed Your Life

A 10-year relationship with The Tropical MBA Podcast comes full circle

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The Buy Button Challenge

What do all successful consumer companies have in common? One thing for sure: a lot of easily accessible buy buttons. Those buy buttons could be on your devices or even offered by physical vendors near you.  A humble bánh cuốn vendor in Ho Chi Minh City could have their buy buttons in their store, on […]

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Where Experts Fall Short

When it comes to learning, I believe books offer the greatest return on investment. Hundreds of self-help and business books pack my Kindle. Where else can I get someone’s hard-earned lessons, distilled and painstakingly written, for $15? It’s an astounding, almost comical bargain. Yet, I discovered that even books have limits. In 2017, I was […]

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Don’t Lose Two in a Row

From age 9 to 22, I played competitive tennis, practicing every day for 2-3 hours. Tennis was my life and identity. Last Sunday, I stayed up until 3am to watch the Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic French Open semifinal. Both men were chasing history, to win the most Grand Slams ever. Djokovic had 18 titles, […]

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#28 I Wrote a Book! (plus, a bonus excerpt from The Fail-Safe Solopreneur)

Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email On April 15, 2021, I accomplished a life dream by becoming a published author. In this episode, I share the four-year, behind-the-scenes journey of how an idea to write down my own rules for success (for my eyes only) became a #1 New Release book on […]

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I published my first book!

My new book, The Fail-Safe Solopreneur: 6 Essential Practices to Manage Your Well-Being Working for Yourself (ASE, 2021) is now available for purchase on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback, and Audible! Over the past 10 years working virtually and independently, I’ve read many books about making money. But few talk about the mental and emotional costs of being […]

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#27 Qigong: Cultivating Life Energy for Health & Well-Being with Mimi Kuo-Deemer

“Qigong is about supporting your body’s ability to be healthy. It’s about doing less.” – Mimi Kuo-Deemer Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email Mimi Kuo-Deemer, author of Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis, shares her 20-year journey with qigong and how it can nourish mind, body and spirit. Mimi explains the core […]

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#26 Growing your YouTube Channel with Celine Yeh

“I think practice and watching a lot of YouTube videos is the only way… you have to do something others haven’t done before to make people curious about you.” – Celine Yeh Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email Celine Yeh shares her journey from studying chemistry to becoming a YouTuber. How did […]

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#25 Two Pockets

Trying, failing and trying again

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#24 My Annual Review Process & 2020

How was your 2020? I share my annual review process and lessons from this year, despite not hitting my goals.

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#23 From Fashion to Documentary Photography with Nicky Quamina-Woo

“How to get the feeling of being there into an image so viewers start to be able to understand… is what documentary photographers are trying to do.” – Nicky Quamina-Woo Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Email How did Nicky Quamina-Woo go from being an art director in the fashion industry to a […]

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Learning to Love Yourself by Gay Hendricks

Love gives space, makes room

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#22 Outsight

Change happens from the outside in

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The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

You shouldn’t ask anyone whether your business is a good idea – especially your Mom.

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#21 Live for Today or Tomorrow?

Is it possible to live for today AND tomorrow? Darren shares one approach to be kind to your past, present and future self.

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#20 How to Get Published with Elaine Pofeldt, Independent Journalist & Author

Elaine draws on her decades of experience as a journalist, senior editor and author to share how you can get more media exposure – and publish your next book.