The Michael Amidei Show

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Michael Amidei is a creative polymath, working as a musician, poet, author, and speaker. He is a childhood cancer survivor and has appeared on 20/20, ABC, CBS, & NBC. In this podcast, Michael delves into the subjects of philosophy, creativity, art, beauty, and how to live a meaningful and authentic … read more

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Ep.510 - It Just Takes Action

September 13th, 2019

4:46

Michael discusses the difference between those who dream of "making it" and those who actually do.

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Ep.508 - From Large To Small

September 11th, 2019

3:32

Michael discusses what it takes "to be great". It's not the big stuff...

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Ep.504 - Rite Of Song - September 1, 2019

September 1st, 2019

31:24

In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael …

Ep.503 - Rite Of Song, - August 25th, 2019

August 25th, 2019

25:34

In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael …

Ep.502 - The Rite Of Song - August 18th, 2019

August 18th, 2019

22:48

In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael …

Ep.501 - The Rite Of Song, August 11, 2019

August 11th, 2019

30:48

With this episode, Michael begins "The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church. 
Each Sunday, …

Ep.500 - The Final Episode

August 11th, 2019

2:48

Michael ends "The Michael Amidei" and his discusses what is replacing it.

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Ep.499 - Throw It All Away

August 10th, 2019

5:36

Michael discusses the importance of getting back to where our creative work started.

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Ep.498 - Fast & Slow

August 10th, 2019

3:20

Michael discusses the various speeds of creation that we can experiment with in our work.

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Ep.497 - Royal Guidance

August 9th, 2019

8:24

Michael discusses the importance of etiquette and shares an oddly beautiful story by Byron Tully in Florence.

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Ep.496 - I Am An Unreasonable Man

August 7th, 2019

15:13

Michael discusses the unreasonable expectations that he somehow holds about himself and the world.

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Ep.495 - I'm Ending The Show (Seriously)

August 7th, 2019

3:39

Michael discusses why he is ending this podcast and what he plans to do in this space as we move into the future.

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Ep.494 - Our Story Is Alive

August 5th, 2019

7:59

Michael discusses how the stories we tell ourselves about who we are influences our culture and our world.

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Ep.493 - Wooden Clogs & Silk Slippers

August 4th, 2019

7:09

Michael discusses our culture of mass shootings within a historical perspective.

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Ep.492 - Should I End The Show?

August 3rd, 2019

3:38

Michael discusses the future of the podcast and where he sees it going with it after episode 500.

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Ep.491 - Mastering The Light & Dark

August 2nd, 2019

8:50

Michael discusses the artistic and practical uses of "chiaroscuro" aka "light and dark".

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Ep.490 - How To Be Ultraproductive

July 31st, 2019

9:57

Michael lays out the methods he utilizes in his creative process and shows how you can apply it to your own work.

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Ep.489 - Energy Game

July 30th, 2019

5:11

Michael discusses Will Smith and his intentional energy management.

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Ep.488 - Before The Dawn

July 29th, 2019

5:42

Michael discusses why he chooses to get up so early in the morning.

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Ep.487 - Night Fails

July 29th, 2019

4:36

Michael discusses how he plans for failure in the night and how he uses it to his advantage.

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Ep.486 - I Learned HOW To Think

July 28th, 2019

5:36

Michael discusses how he went from chaotic thinking to organization through his creative practices.

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Ep.485 - The $50,000 Guy

July 26th, 2019

9:27

Michael discusses the "$50,000 Strategy" and how it applies to many areas of life.

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Ep.484 - Screw It!

July 25th, 2019

6:19

Michael reveals what he is letting of in his life.

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Ep.483 - My Biggest Breakthrough In The Last 6 Months

July 24th, 2019

12:42

Michael discusses the dual energy idea and how we can consciously choose the paradigm in which we operate.

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Ep.482 - Be A Jack Of All Trades? (The 90 Day Sprint Strategy)

July 23rd, 2019

13:19

Michael goes further into the concept of learning multiple disciplines and offers a strategy for diving deep into new subjects rapidly gaining …

Ep.481 - Being Yourself Takes Courage

July 22nd, 2019

8:08

Michael discusses the value and courage needed in being yourself, with a little help from Emerson and Cummings.

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Ep.480 - Stop Philosophizing

July 21st, 2019

4:55

Michael reflects on the value of doing the opposite of what he does so often AKA being philosophical...

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Ep.479 - How To Do Anything (The Real Secret)

July 20th, 2019

10:16

Michael discusses what he sees as the process for accomplishing anything in life.

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Ep.478 - Rome Is Burning

July 19th, 2019

27:38

Michael discusses the Great Fire Of Rome, which occurred 1,955 years ago on July 19th, 64 AD.

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Ep.477 - Broken Hearts & Sore Muscles

July 16th, 2019

12:20

Michael discusses the similarities between muscle care and emotional work and the effects on the quality of our lives.

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Ep.476 - Hans Zimmer's Career Advice (From Examples)

July 15th, 2019

21:00

Michael breaks down the lessons that can be applied to our work from watching legendary film composer Hans Zimmer, as told by his ex-assistant, …

Ep.475 - Trying Vs. Doing

July 12th, 2019

7:38

Michael discusses the distinctly two different states that are often lumped together.

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Ep.474 - Courage...

July 11th, 2019

4:05

Michael discusses how we all must exhibit courage in various ways in life, asking us to examine it's role in our own.

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Ep.473 - When It All Falls Apart

July 9th, 2019

8:28

Michael discusses how he approaches mornings when your plans seem to be falling apart...

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Ep.472 - Look At The Day

July 9th, 2019

6:49

Michael breaks down how he structured his day, allowing him to hit all of his micro-goals.

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Ep.471 - Made For This

July 8th, 2019

5:27

Michael shares a short work by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes and asks you to apply it in your own life...

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Ep.470 - Take The Power Back

July 7th, 2019

5:06

Michael discusses the effects of chaos on life and how he now handles it through structure.

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Ep.469 - My Wedding Day

July 7th, 2019

6:37

Michael recounts the significance of the date 7/7 to him and looks forward to the future.

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Ep.468 - Failure (And Other Struggles)

July 3rd, 2019

9:31

Michael discusses feeling like he is failing on a personal level and about the idea of your mind pulling you back into previous versions of yourself.

Ep.467 - The Meaning Of Life (As I Know It)

June 26th, 2019

11:40

Michael presents his (abridged) manifesto on the the meaning of life.

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Ep.466 - Stop Wasting Your Life

June 24th, 2019

11:23

Michael discusses living from deep gratitude and emotionally within the present, aka "living poetically".

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Ep.465 - There Is No "One Way"...

June 24th, 2019

6:40

Michael discusses the personal nature of completing any creative process.

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Ep.464 - Cowboys & Punching Nazis

June 19th, 2019

18:11

Michael discusses his take on the misunderstanding of cowboy culture and his recent reversal of opinion on the concept of punching Nazis.

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Ep.463 - Self Employment, Part One

June 18th, 2019

15:55

Michael discusses the 5 things that he is focusing on as he makes the transition from full time work to self employment.

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Ep.462 - 10,000 Steps

June 3rd, 2019

10:20

Michael discusses his new adventure and the truth behind a culturally accepted health idea.

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Ep.461 - The Exceptions

May 30th, 2019

4:53

Michael discusses the difference between the young and experienced in life.

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Ep.460 - Unsung Heroes

May 29th, 2019

4:41

Michael raises a glass to the behind the scenes heroes of film, tv, stage, and concert.

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Ep.459 - Rite Riots

May 29th, 2019

8:47

Michael discusses the rioting at the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring".

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Ep.458 - Remember (Memorial Day 2019)

May 27th, 2019

17:23

Michael reads meaningful works on those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Ep.457 - The Sad Warrior

May 24th, 2019

7:23

Michael discusses the archetype of the sad lone warrior in films.

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Ep.456 - Enlightened Capitalists

May 24th, 2019

6:55

Michael discusses the false correlation of financial success and spirituality.

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Ep.455 - What You Are Not

May 22nd, 2019

4:49

Michael discusses how we confine ourselves by how we define our identity.

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Ep.454 - Being Dangerous

May 21st, 2019

8:29

Michael discusses the importance of not accepting the subtle violence of others.

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Ep.453 - Impossible

May 21st, 2019

3:57

Michael discusses how we trick ourselves into thinking something is impossible.

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Ep.452 - I've Been A Liar

May 20th, 2019

7:02

Michael comes clean and fesses up.

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Ep.451 - Are We Making This All Up? (The Most Important Question)

May 16th, 2019

8:40

Michael discusses the choice that we all must make about how to perceive our reality.

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Ep.450 - Kendrick Castillo

May 9th, 2019

9:51

Michael discusses Kendrick Castillo and the sacrifice he made to save the life of his fellow students during the STEM School shooting in Highlands …

Ep.449 - About Heroes

April 29th, 2019

15:06

Michael discusses stories of heroism (like "Game Of Thrones"), why they matter, and real life heroism.

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Ep.448 - How To Be A Good King

April 28th, 2019

19:01

Michael discusses the axioms of what it takes to be good ruler of your own "realm" (life, business, home).

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Ep.447 - The Truth About "Manifestation"

April 24th, 2019

10:21

Michael discusses his views on the "process of manifestation".

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Ep.446 - Cakes & Harmony

April 23rd, 2019

5:54

Michael discusses his early misadventures baking a cake, musical harmony, and the secret to an intentional life.

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Ep.445 - The Red Knight

April 21st, 2019

15:48

Michael tells the story of a legend who died 101 years ago today.

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Ep.444 - I'm Taking A Hiatus...

April 9th, 2019

3:42

Michael explains his need for a hiatus and what that means for the show.

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Ep.443 - Poems About Spring

April 8th, 2019

6:38

Michael reads three classic poems about the season of Spring.

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Ep.442 - We Are Haunted

April 7th, 2019

18:12

Michael tracks the privatization of our relationships directly into a tidal wave of the spectre of the future that will never come...

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Ep.441 - Ancient Love Letter

April 6th, 2019

11:13

Michael tracks a love letter from ancient Rome to Johnny Cash.

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Ep.440 - The Terror Of Waiting

April 5th, 2019

14:55

Michael discusses the painful process that is waiting for something that we can't control.

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Ep.439 - We're All Mad Here

April 4th, 2019

8:52

Michael recounts the fascinating and eerie history of mass hysteria.

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Ep.438 - Wolfe's Last Ride

April 3rd, 2019

14:01

Michael discusses the life of rancher, entrepreneur, and founder of the chuckwagon industry, Russ Wolfe.

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Ep.437 - The Most Beautiful Thing I've Ever Seen

April 2nd, 2019

11:58

Michael shares stories of people describing the most beautiful thing they have ever seen.

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Ep.436 - The Painful Past (Story Of A Mutation)

April 1st, 2019

11:53

Michael tells the story of 185delAG and a journey made in secret many years ago...

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Ep.435 - Drugs Of Expression

March 30th, 2019

5:12

Michael discusses how continually confined forms of expression seem to contain expanded power of communication from creator to audience.

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Ep.434 - Chasing Phantoms

March 29th, 2019

11:44

Michael discusses the phantoms of the Anima and Animus, which we seemingly chase throughout our lives and romantic relationships.

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Ep.433 - "Rich" vs. Wealth

March 22nd, 2019

2:58

Michael discusses the vital difference between being rich and being wealthy...

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Ep.432 - Hustle Sucks

March 21st, 2019

4:30

Michael discusses the rise of "hustle" and how it's not as productive as you might think...

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Ep.431 - Why Everyone Loves Criticizing Singers

March 20th, 2019

9:11

Michael discusses our obsession with criticizing those who make themselves vulnerable in public.

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Ep.430 - Clarity Is Needed

March 19th, 2019

8:02

Michael discusses how to seek clarity into who you want to be rather than pursuing "your purpose".

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Ep.429 - My Next Book

March 18th, 2019

4:54

Michael officially announces his next book "The Spark: 12 Steps For Rediscovering Your Passion & Reigniting Your Creativity", due out in mid-April.

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Ep.428 - The "Real" St. Patrick

March 17th, 2019

20:20

Michael gives a brief biography of Ireland's patron saint.

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Ep.427 - Anxiety Hacks

March 15th, 2019

14:15

Michael discusses how to handle performance anxiety.

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Ep.426 - (I Was Wrong...) The Most Important Episode

March 14th, 2019

9:18

Michael discusses how he has been wrong in his teaching of music and why it has vast implications.

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Ep.425 - How To Survive A Blizzard

March 13th, 2019

9:35

Michael discusses the broadstrokes of how to survive a blizzard as a (supposedly) major one blows into Colorado (and surrounding states).

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Ep.424 - Nobody Knows Anything

March 12th, 2019

5:04

Michael discusses the concept that, despite what they say, nobody actually knows anything.

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Ep.423 - Is It Art Or Commerce?

March 11th, 2019

11:37

Michael discusses Lydia Lunch's quote, "If you are doing it for money, you aren't doing art. You're doing commerce."

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Ep.422 - My Musical Identity

March 10th, 2019

14:48

Michael discusses how the unique qualities of his musical parents helped form his identity as a person and as an artist.

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Ep.421 - Sacred Theater

March 9th, 2019

13:43

Michael discusses the concept of 'sacred theater' and the deep influence it has over our lives.

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Ep.420 - The Problem With Romance

March 7th, 2019

10:21

Michael discusses romantic relationships and a romance with the infinite. Typical stuff...

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Ep.419 - Ash Wednesday

March 6th, 2019

12:56

Today is Ash Wednesday. Here's why it matters. (And what's with the number "40"?)

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Ep.418 - In Love With Music

March 5th, 2019

5:47

Michael discusses the alternate model of living from passion and creativity he has chosen to follow.

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Ep.417 - Anxiety At Night (& What To Do About It)

March 4th, 2019

12:50

Michael discusses nocturnal panic attacks and night anxiety and how to deal with them.

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Ep.416 - Ghosts Of A Breakdown

March 3rd, 2019

10:06

Michael discusses the memories brought on by snowstorm and his creative practice.

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Ep.415 - I Need To Get Better...

February 28th, 2019

6:13

Michael discusses some weak spots he has found in his creative business structure.

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Ep.414 - Take The Challenge

February 27th, 2019

4:06

Michael discusses the multiple stages of being a creative in this world.

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Ep.413 - "Home Hurts" (Single) World Premiere

February 26th, 2019

7:20

Michael debuts his new ambient single "Home Hurts" which will be released on 3/1/19.

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Ep.412 - Separation

February 25th, 2019

8:21

Michael discusses how perception of the underpinnings of the world effect us on a day to day basis.

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Ep.411 - "Revolution" Is A Lie

February 24th, 2019

3:59

Michael discusses his views on the concept of "revolution".

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Ep.410 - Conquering Stage Fright

February 22nd, 2019

5:03

Michael discusses a pivotal technique in conquering the fear of performing or speaking in front of others.

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Ep.409 - Definition Of "The Struggle"

February 21st, 2019

4:24

Michael defines the concept of "the struggle" and provides his frame work on how to use it to your advantage.

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Ep.408 - Calculations

February 20th, 2019

4:14

Michael discusses the biggest step between dreaming and doing.

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Ep.407 - The Promise & Peril Of Words

February 19th, 2019

15:39

Michael discusses the idea of language determining thought, the Saphir/Whorf Hypothesis, and about what words can't do.

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Ep.406 - Stop Waiting

February 18th, 2019

6:44

Michael discusses why you should stop waiting and begin pursuing your calling.

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Ep.405 - Beautiful Things

February 17th, 2019

17:25

Michael discusses the case for beauty as a basic service and the effects of beauty on our hearts and spirits.

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Ep.404 - I'm Back (and Q&A)

February 11th, 2019

8:04

Michael discusses his several day absence and answers several questions sent in by listeners.

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Ep.403 - The Quiet Voice

February 7th, 2019

12:32

Michael reads two excerpts from this newest book "The Path: Walking In The Footsteps Of The Spiritual Beggar".

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Ep.402 - Two More Poems

February 6th, 2019

8:19

Michael shares two new(ish) works, talks about why he isn't a film composer for a living, and about his decision about criticizing artists in public.

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Ep.401 - Recovery

February 5th, 2019

7:18

Michael rambles the morning after a horrible dress rehearsal.

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Ep.400 - The 400th One

February 4th, 2019

7:22

Michael weighs in on the Superbowl and talks about the future theme of this podcast.

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Ep.399 - Awe-theist

February 3rd, 2019

9:52

Michael discusses living in an inspired state of awe and gratitude in life as a strategy for creativity.

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Ep.398 - Constant Work

February 1st, 2019

15:44

Michael discusses the need for time off, as well as knowing your own strengths in order to more effectively provide value to others.

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Ep.397 - It's Better Than You Think

January 31st, 2019

16:48

Michael discusses why now is the best time to ever have been alive in history.

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Ep.396 - Early Morning Coffee

January 30th, 2019

25:36

Join Michael for his first cup of coffee as he discusses his writing and musical work...and what he's working on now.

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Ep.395 - The Fog Of Life

January 29th, 2019

4:49

Michael discusses a quote by Joseph Campbell.

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Ep.394 - Ah Ha!

January 28th, 2019

3:47

Michael discusses "The Aesthetic Ah Ha."

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Ep.393 - Failure Points

January 24th, 2019

3:59

Michael discusses how to find and negotiate failure points in our lives.

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Ep.392 - Leave Space

January 23rd, 2019

3:27

Michael discusses leaving space in your life to be imaginative.

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Ep.391 - I Shouldn't Have This...

January 22nd, 2019

4:30

Miuchael discusses claiming your own path as a creative act.

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Ep.390 - Super Wolf Blood Moon

January 21st, 2019

8:15

Michael discusses the origins of the name "Wolf Moon", shy wolves howl at the moon, and why he is now starting to feel safe about not being attacked …

Ep.389 - Rebooting The New Year (with Dave Glaser)

January 20th, 2019

38:08

A recording of a recent Facebook Live session with Dave Glaser, personal trainer, podcaster, and all around cool human being. In it, we discuss how …

Ep.388 - Be Watchful

January 19th, 2019

4:53

Michael discusses a general theory of behavior in good and bad times.

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Ep.387 - Stories

January 18th, 2019

4:23

Michael discusses the value of stories as communicators.

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Ep.386 - Resist

January 17th, 2019

3:14

Michael discusses the futility of resisting habits or behaviors that we wish to change.

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Ep.385 - New Dreams

January 16th, 2019

2:18

Michael discusses the need for new dreams, new horizons.

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Ep.384 - Bound

January 15th, 2019

6:10

Michael discusses the duality of being bound to this life, but being owned by eternity.

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Ep.383 - The Secret Place

January 14th, 2019

3:50

Michael discusses the secret internal world of all creatives.

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Ep.382 - Trust Yourself

January 13th, 2019

5:03

Michael discusses a more intuitive approach to meeting (or reviving) your goals in life.

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Ep.381 - Chasing

January 12th, 2019

2:38

Michael discusses his need for inspiration.

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Ep.380 - More Awesomeness

January 11th, 2019

3:41

Michael discusses the importance of doing "awesome" things in your own life.

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Ep.379 - Trump & The Problem With Trolls

January 10th, 2019

4:51

Michael discusses the effectiveness of President Trump's method of personal politics.

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Ep.378 - Self Judgement

January 9th, 2019

4:16

Michael discusses the need to drop judgement against yourself.

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Ep.377 - Get Out

January 8th, 2019

4:06

Michael discusses the need for self awareness in achieving our goals.

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Ep.376 - Year 2 Begins...

January 7th, 2019

5:39

Michael kicks off the second year of the podcast and details what subject matter will be covered.

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Ep.375 - Year One: Complete

January 3rd, 2019

3:59

Michael celebrates the one year anniversary of the daily "Michael Amidei Show", and talks future plans.

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Ep.374 - The Day After

January 2nd, 2019

3:42

Michael discusses the day the after the work us done.

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Ep.373 - Happy New Year

January 1st, 2019

6:41

Michael rings in New Year with...ta da! Work.

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Ep.372 - What I Pray For

December 31st, 2018

4:52

Michael discusses working on his new book, "The Path".

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Ep.371 - In The Belly Of The Beast

December 30th, 2018

5:09

Michael discusses the writing of his new book.

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Ep.370 - Absence & Void

December 29th, 2018

2:56

Michael discusses the void left by work.

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Ep.369 - The Abyss

December 28th, 2018

3:21

Michael discusses how we react to the void

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Ep.368 - Playing The Game

December 27th, 2018

2:57

Michael discusses how to choose the game you play in life.

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Ep.367 - A Reason To Keep Going

December 26th, 2018

2:37

Michael discusses a dark moment from a Christmas long ago.

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Ep.366 - Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2018

3:56

Michael discusses the metaphor of Christmas.

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Ep.365 - The Magic

December 24th, 2018

1:45

Michael discusses the power of perspective.

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Ep.364 - Change The Frame

December 23rd, 2018

2:09

Michael discusses how to think about thinking about difficult problems.

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Ep.363 - No Genius

December 22nd, 2018

4:21

Michael discusses the true causes of geniuses.

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Ep.362 - Making Money

December 21st, 2018

2:35

Michael discusses a vital idea around making money with you art.

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Ep.361 - How To Survive A Tiger Attack

December 20th, 2018

6:22

Michael discusses the do's and don'ts of surviving a tiger attack.

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Ep.360 - Turn It Off

December 19th, 2018

2:18

Michael discusses stepping away from distractions.

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Ep.359 - The Coming Storm

December 18th, 2018

2:53

Michael discusses protecting yourself from automation.

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Ep.358 - Just Press Go

December 17th, 2018

4:25

Michael discusses the importance of just starting.

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Ep.357 - Something I Need To Work On

December 16th, 2018

3:27

Michael discusses the art of not looking back.

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Ep.356 - Another World

December 15th, 2018

3:45

Michael discusses how artists create a new world for thier audience.

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Ep.355 - Consistency

December 14th, 2018

7:03

Michael discusses how to build a consistent daily habit.

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Ep.354 - Become A Student

December 13th, 2018

4:13

Michael discusses the process he follows upon meeting each student.

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Ep.353 - Abandon Desire

December 12th, 2018

3:06

Michael discusses how the removal of desire in the execution of art helps it communicate more effectively.

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Ep.352 - Wandrers Nachtlied

December 11th, 2018

6:49

Michael discusses "Wandrers Nachtlied" by Goethe and the musical setting by Franz Schubert.

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Ep.351 - The Blessings (& Burdens) I Bear

December 9th, 2018

4:06

Michael discusses his past physical tribulations and expresses gratitude for his path.

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Ep.350 - What Sort Of Person?

December 9th, 2018

4:55

Michael discusses how our dreams influence our lives.

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Ep.349 - Disruption

December 8th, 2018

3:45

Michael discusses how to make a huge life shift in 2019.

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Ep.348 - Compounding Everyday

December 7th, 2018

2:54

Michael discusses the power of "a little at a time" consistently.

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Ep.347 - Less Critical, More Often

December 6th, 2018

3:16

Michael discusses "clustering" critical work.

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Ep.346 - Money Means Nothing

December 5th, 2018

6:52

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Ep.345 - Dreams Don't Mean Much

December 4th, 2018

4:11

Michael discusses following your dreams later in life.

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Ep.344 - Energy Management

December 3rd, 2018

4:26

Michael discusses what he is discovering about successful and unsuccessful people.

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Ep.343 - Time To Celebrate

December 2nd, 2018

3:50

Michael discusses taking the time to celebrate and to savor life's successes.

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Ep.342 - WPOM

December 1st, 2018

8:55

Michael discusses the launch of WPOM, six years ago tonight...

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Ep.341 - How To Start (When You're Just Too Busy)

November 30th, 2018

5:22

Michael discusses how to ramp up new things when obstacles stand in the way.

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Ep.340 - Vision

November 29th, 2018

3:02

Michael discusses the importance of having a vision.

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Ep.339 - More Harm Than Good

November 28th, 2018

8:54

Michael discusses a challenging philosophy about charitable work.

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Ep.338 - Preoccupation

November 27th, 2018

4:33

Michael discusses how our culture of preoccupation mag be effecting us.

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Ep.337 - Learning To Sing

November 26th, 2018

8:30

Michael discusses how he learned to sing.

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Ep.336 - Think About The Future

November 25th, 2018

4:15

Michael discusses some developing plans for 2019.

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Ep.335 - Just Choose

November 24th, 2018

3:01

Michael discusses the power of "Just doing".

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Ep.334 - Thanksgiving Day

November 23rd, 2018

4:18

Michael discusses his current process of developing a plan for this next year.

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Ep.333 - A Full Year

November 22nd, 2018

3:39

Michael marks the full year since his first show.

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Ep.332 - The Only Difference

November 21st, 2018

3:16

Michael discusses the only real difference between massive financial successes and the rest of us.

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Ep.331 - Two More Sonnets

November 20th, 2018

3:23

Michael shares two sonnets from Shakespeare's "The Passionate Pilgrim".

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Ep.330 - Choose Your Own Adventure

November 19th, 2018

4:24

Michael discusses the human need to craft a narrative out of our experiences.

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Ep.329 - Look Deeper

November 18th, 2018

3:48

Michael discusses the layers present in our culture.

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Ep.328 - The 30,000 Foot View

November 17th, 2018

3:06

Michael discusses the con dot if stepping back and creating long term goals.

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Ep.327 - On A Wire

November 16th, 2018

5:55

Michael reads some advice from Phillipe Petit.

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Ep.326 - Screw it...

November 15th, 2018

4:12

Michael discusses one of the most valuable decision you can make in your career as a creative.

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Ep.325 - Internal/External

November 14th, 2018

6:35

Michael discusses the similarities between the facets of physical and mental/emotional fitness.

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Ep.324 - Stan Lee

November 13th, 2018

3:32

Michael remembers the genius of Stan Lee.

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Ep.323 - Reconnecting To Purpose

November 12th, 2018

5:31

Michael discusses reconnecting to the path that you feel called to.

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Ep.322 - The Great "I Am" (Self Development)

November 11th, 2018

3:24

Michael discusses a powerful self development mindset.

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Ep.321 - The Silence

November 10th, 2018

6:05

Michael discusses the idea of just letting silence exist...

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Ep.320 - Controlling The Options

November 9th, 2018

5:30

Michael discusses how to control an opponent's actions by managing which options are presented to them.

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Ep.319 - Free Press

November 8th, 2018

5:01

Michael discusses the revocation of the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta by the White House.

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Ep.318 - Election Night

November 7th, 2018

8:51

Michael discusses the science and art of persuasion.

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Ep.317 - The Best Smart Drug

November 6th, 2018

5:10

Michael discusses the greatest leverage brain enhancer on earth.

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Ep.316 - When It All Seems Lost

November 5th, 2018

4:03

Michael discusses what to do when all hope feels lost.

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Ep.315 - The Dirty Secret About Creative

November 4th, 2018

3:45

Michael discusses the thing that most people won't mention about creative work.

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Ep.314 - The Question

November 3rd, 2018

3:08

Michael poses a question about the nature of art and acceptance.

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Ep.313 - How Do You Measure Success?

November 2nd, 2018

5:20

Michael discusses living from your values as a mark of success.

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Ep.312 - Halloween

November 1st, 2018

6:40

Michael reads some of his favorite poems of the season.

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Ep.311 - How To Win In Life

October 31st, 2018

3:37

Michael discusses the secret cause of many of our wins & losses in life.

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Ep.310 - Your Journey

October 30th, 2018

4:30

Michael discusses the journey that all of us as experiencing.

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Ep.309 - The Slog

October 29th, 2018

3:02

Michael discusses the "slog" part of finishing a book.

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Ep.308 - The Initiation

October 28th, 2018

3:38

Michael discusses rites of passage and maturity coming from coping with a wound.

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Ep.307 - Some Days

October 27th, 2018

4:16

Michael discusses a day of challenges and how to bounce back.

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Ep.306 - Throw Less

October 26th, 2018

2:50

Michael discusses solving problems with less.

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Ep.305 - Lead From The Front

October 25th, 2018

3:33

Michael discusses the need for fearless leadership.

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Ep.304 - Draw The Bow

October 24th, 2018

4:49

Michael discusses the metaphor of archery as life.

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Ep.303 - 21 Day Miracle

October 23rd, 2018

4:29

Michael discusses "The 21 Day Miracle" by Ed Rush.

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Ep.302 - Two Songs

October 22nd, 2018

8:47

Michael plays two songs: His cover of "Autumn Leaves" and the original "Something About You".

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Ep.301 - To See Clearly

October 21st, 2018

4:32

Michael discusses perception of the world.

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Ep.300 - The Moment

October 20th, 2018

6:25

Michael discusses his journey to the present moment.

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Ep.299 - Braveheart

October 19th, 2018

7:34

Michael reads a favorite passage from one of his favorite books.

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Ep.298 - The Real Secret

October 18th, 2018

3:55

Michael reveals the key to this podcast's philosophical center.

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Ep.297 - Three Poems About Autumn

October 17th, 2018

5:42

Michael shares three poems of the season, featuring DH Lawrence, John Keats, and William Shakespeare.

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Ep.296 - Teaching Courage

October 16th, 2018

4:32

Michael discusses how to on ramp internal values to a group.

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Ep.295 - The Power Of Community

October 15th, 2018

5:48

Michael discusses the vital power of community in self development.

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Ep.294 - Words Of Thought

October 14th, 2018

3:19

Michael discusses how our vocabulary effects our reality.

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Ep.292 - You Either Win Or You Learn

October 12th, 2018

3:12

Michael discusses the illusion of failure.

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Ep.291 - New Worlds Of No End

October 11th, 2018

3:40

Michael discusses humans as time travelers.

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Ep.290- Out Of The Future/Past

October 10th, 2018

2:41

Michael discusses living in the present.

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Ep.289 - What Comes After Enlightenment?

October 9th, 2018

4:28

Michael discusses what comes after we reach the much heralded goal of enlightenment.

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Ep.288 - The Great Scam/Hack 2018

October 8th, 2018

5:08

Michael discusses the memetic nature of some ideas.

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Ep.287 - The Romantic Self Destruction

October 7th, 2018

4:09

Michael discusses the romantic and self destructive archetype.

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Ep. 286 - The Tyranny Of Easy

October 6th, 2018

3:28

Michael discusses the new technological law enforcement tactics at use in China.

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Ep.285 - Fatigue...

October 5th, 2018

3:10

Michael discusses his mental and physical state.

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Ep.284 - And Another One

October 4th, 2018

3:44

Michael discusses the momentum in making the next thing...

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Ep.283 - Simplify

October 3rd, 2018

4:02

Michael discusses drilling down into the essence of your life.

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Ep.282 - Self Care

October 2nd, 2018

3:29

Michael discusses pre-emptive self care.

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Ep.281 - The Baseball Game

October 1st, 2018

3:44

Michael discusses the game of being world class.

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Ep.280 - Plan To Fail

September 30th, 2018

4:30

Michael discusses using our own human tendencies while planning our goals.

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Ep.279 - To Be A Creator

September 29th, 2018

3:38

Michael discusses the artist's role in creation.

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Ep.278 - Reason Is Limited

September 28th, 2018

3:32

Michael discusses the value of being unreasonable.

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Ep.277 - The Unsexy Truth

September 27th, 2018

5:29

Michael discusses the unsexy secret to financial success

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Ep.276 - Being Completely Present

September 26th, 2018

3:42

Michael invites you to, through awareness in the moment, reconnect to who you are and who you want to be.

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Ep.275 - Anything Is Possible

September 25th, 2018

3:21

Michael discusses the power of being open to experiencing magic in our lives.

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Ep.274 - A Wolf Story

September 24th, 2018

6:15

Michael tells a bedtime story from ancient Celtic mythology, "The Wolf Story".

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Ep.273 - Life Surgery

September 23rd, 2018

10:58

Michael discusses the path from wilderness to the now.

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Ep.272 - Head Work/Heart Work

September 22nd, 2018

2:38

Michael discusses the difference between the great artists and the simply professional ones.

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Ep.271 - How To Get Creative Work Done

September 21st, 2018

3:29

Michael discusses creating time to do your most important work.

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Ep.270 - Your #1 Job

September 20th, 2018

4:15

Michael discusses what he believes is one of the deepest tasks you can undertake in this life.

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Ep.269 - I Want To Be An Artist, But...

September 19th, 2018

3:50

Michael discusses a powerful message from Brian Koppleman around dealing with the resistance in your chosen field.

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Ep.268 - Relationship Gamechanger

September 18th, 2018

3:14

Michael discusses a question he uses to connect more fully is relationships.

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Ep.267 - The Most Important Question

September 17th, 2018

2:48

Michael discusses what he believes to be the most important question a person can ask themselves.

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Ep.266 - No More Long Lists

September 16th, 2018

2:52

Michael discusses using short task lists over long to-do's.

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Ep.265 - Shut Up About Your Work

September 15th, 2018

3:04

Michael discusses the importance of not talking about incomplete work.

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Ep.264 - It Should Be Easy

September 14th, 2018

2:29

Michael discusses our bias on behalf of grinding and struggling.

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Ep.263 - Two More Poems

September 13th, 2018

3:45

Michael reads two beloved and relevant poems.

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Ep.262 - I Am...

September 12th, 2018

2:33

Michael discusses how to use the power of identity in life creation.

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Ep.261 - You're Forgiven

September 11th, 2018

3:35

Michael discusses the imperative of self forgiveness.

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Ep.260 - Systemized Abundance

September 10th, 2018

11:01

Michael discusses how to design your world in a way where you feel consistently more abundant.

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Ep.259 - Reaction Time

September 9th, 2018

3:14

Michael discusses the values of systemized "pauses" when faced with a tough decision.

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Ep.258 - Grinding Sucks. Instead: Think

September 8th, 2018

4:15

Michael discusses learning how to think about how you think about your business.

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Ep.257 - It's NOT About The Mercedes

September 7th, 2018

6:08

Michael discusses the value creation process.

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Ep.256 - Composing Success

September 6th, 2018

5:15

Michael discusses the use of musicso metaphor in developing a project.

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Ep.255 - The Virtue Of Sadness

September 5th, 2018

3:02

Michael discusses the alchemical powers of sadness on the heart.

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Ep.254 - Take The Shot

September 4th, 2018

3:44

Michael discusses how to take charge when it matters the most.

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Ep.253 - Getting Back On Track

September 3rd, 2018

6:49

Michael discusses how to get back on top of a wayward goal.

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Ep.252 - The Secret Game

September 2nd, 2018

4:00

Michael discusses the secret game being played around us.

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Ep.251 - Before The Flood

September 1st, 2018

4:00

Michael discusses the value of planning ahead.

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Ep.250 - The Master Poet Speaks (Charles Clifford Brooks III)

August 31st, 2018

17:33

Michael shares his interview with Charles Clifford Brooks III, discussing his life and his fierce dedication to poetic work.

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Ep.248 - Be Honest With Yourself

August 29th, 2018

2:18

Michael discusses the necessity of being honest in the self development process.

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Ep.247 - The Scoreboard

August 28th, 2018

2:18

Michael discusses a fundamental truth that we often forget.

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Ep.246 - How To Market Your Work

August 27th, 2018

26:54

In this episode, Michael shares an interview with Cynthia Sharp and Charles Clifford Brooks, two wonderful poets who work tirelessly to market their …

Ep.245 - How To Become "Who" You Want To Be

August 26th, 2018

7:38

Michael discusses the power of long term public commitments.

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Ep.244 - Run From Guilt

August 25th, 2018

4:18

Michael discusses how to avoid the trap of guilt.

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Ep.243 - I'm Struggling (and Disgusted)

August 24th, 2018

4:52

Michael discusses his feelings on the Harrisburg, PA Cathloc priest abuse cases and his own role in working for a Catholic school.

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Ep.242 - What You "Really" Need...

August 23rd, 2018

3:58

Michael discusses how many use books and courses as stalling tactics, as opposed to taking real action in thier lives.

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Ep.241 - Kind Of Tough

August 22nd, 2018

2:43

Michael discusses what he believes real "toughness" is.

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Ep.240 - Give, Don't Lend

August 21st, 2018

3:06

Michael discusses his philosophy around lending friends and loved ones money.

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Ep.239 - Another Way Than "Type A"

August 20th, 2018

3:51

Michael discusses an alternative method to happiness. (Also, he gets the episode number wrong...)

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Ep.238 - I'm A Workaholic

August 19th, 2018

3:39

Michael discusses finding more time to be human while still being able to hit his goals through work.

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Ep.237 - Of Crickets & Fear

August 18th, 2018

4:17

Michael discusses the spectre of mortality.

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Ep.236 - Elon Musk's Breakdown

August 17th, 2018

5:36

Michael discusses the lessons we can learn from Musk's recent troubles.

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Ep.235 - Change The Frame

August 16th, 2018

4:35

Michael discusses changing the frame around your work, rather than the work itself.

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Ep.234 - How To Write A Song

August 15th, 2018

7:07

Michael discusses his answer to a student who asked him how to write a good song.

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Ep.233 - Blue Collar Ethic

August 14th, 2018

3:55

Michael discusses the work ethic of professional creatives.

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Ep.232 - Your Idea Is Worthless

August 13th, 2018

3:19

Michael discusses the chasm between ideas and execution.

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Ep.231 - Take The Ball

August 12th, 2018

3:47

Michael discusses one of his favorite football based metaphors.

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Ep.230 - God, Patronage, & The Flesh

August 11th, 2018

4:58

Michael discusses the pull we feel in our lives.

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Ep.229 - Disconnect

August 10th, 2018

3:29

Michael discusses two powerful forms of disconnection.

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Ep.228 - The Basics

August 9th, 2018

4:11

Michael discusses how to choose your path in life.

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Ep.227 - Ode To A Beautiful Day

August 8th, 2018

3:46

Michael recounts the day and all the beauty in it.

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Ep.226 - Life & Death: In Verse

August 7th, 2018

3:45

Michael reads his two favorite pieces of poetry.

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Ep.225 - Creating Transcendence

August 6th, 2018

4:32

Michael discuss the deepest goal of our creative efforts.

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Ep.224 - It Doesn't Matter

August 5th, 2018

3:22

Michael discusses how he breaks through creative barriers.

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Ep. 223 - Cultural Dominance

August 4th, 2018

4:41

Michael discusses the need to drop labels and move toward empathetic understandings and acceptance of individuals.

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Ep.222 - Rest Time

August 3rd, 2018

3:05

Michael discusses the value of planned downtime and rest.

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Ep.221 - Motivation On Tap

August 2nd, 2018

4:52

Michael discusses three powerful tips to get and stay motivated in your creative work.

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Ep.220 - Quitting...

August 1st, 2018

5:40

Michael discusses the reasons for quitting.

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Ep.219 - How To Be A REAL Artist

July 31st, 2018

3:43

Michael discusses what believes makes someone a real creative.

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Ep.218 - Anything But Nice

July 30th, 2018

5:19

Michael discusses the insidious nature of "nice guys".

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Ep.217 - Become What You Are

July 29th, 2018

4:49

Michael discusses a mental experiment about our identities as creators.

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Ep.216 - Nothing But The Best

July 28th, 2018

3:34

Michael discusses how to pick your influencers.

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Ep.215 - The Adventure

July 27th, 2018

5:57

Michael discusses his new book "The Adventure Chooses You" and the process of perceiving the call to adventures in our own lives.

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Ep.214 - What To Do With Your Life

July 26th, 2018

4:59

Michael discusses how to approach finding your "life's purpose".

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Ep.213 - The End Is The Beginning

July 25th, 2018

3:14

Michael discusses the game of starting things by looking at what comes last.

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Ep.212 - Remembering Magic

July 24th, 2018

5:24

Michael discusses the daily choice we all must make: do we consciously see magic or unconsciously see the mundane?

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Ep.211 - Everything You Need

July 23rd, 2018

3:58

Michael discusses a powerful quote from Carlos Castaneda.

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Ep.210 - The Need To Reflect

July 22nd, 2018

3:15

Michasl discusses carving out time to allow yourself to reflect on your experiences...

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Ep. 209 - The Two Lives

July 21st, 2018

2:57

Michael discusses the need to live a life of examination and a life of abandon at the same time...

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Ep.208 - Don't Listen To This

July 20th, 2018

2:40

Michael discusses following your own intuition.

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Health Update 7/18/18

July 19th, 2018

2:07

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.207 - How Not To Regret Your Life

July 19th, 2018

5:49

Michael discusses his two rules to having an awesome life.

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Ep.206 - Handling Overwhelm

July 18th, 2018

4:44

Michael discusses ata to handle stress and overwhelm in day to day life.

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Health Update 7/17/18

July 18th, 2018

2:27

Michael discusses his diet and health regimen for the day.

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Ep.205 - The Idea

July 17th, 2018

2:43

Michael discusses the need for clarity of ideas in leadership.

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Ep.204 - The Factory Story

July 16th, 2018

3:35

Michael discusses a pivotal scene in Hbo's series "Ballers".

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Ep.203 - Sustain...

July 15th, 2018

2:23

Michael discusses the superpower of sustained focus.

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Ep.202 - How To Keep Your Soul Alive

July 14th, 2018

3:28

Michael discusses how to draw power from what feels like a soul killing situation.

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Ep.201 - The Only Path

July 13th, 2018

5:36

Michael discusses the path of accomplishing big things over time.

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Health Update 7/12/18

July 13th, 2018

1:27

Michael discusses his fitness and diet regimen for the day.

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Ep.200 - The Wolf (Big Announcement)

July 12th, 2018

8:12

Michael rings in the Big 200th episode of the show, discusses the muscle of independance, and makes a major announcement.

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Health Update 7/11/18

July 12th, 2018

1:32

Michael discusses his diet and workout regimen for the day.

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Ep.199 - The Choice

July 11th, 2018

4:06

The Choice is yours. You make it only once. What will you choose?

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Health Update 7/10/18

July 11th, 2018

1:25

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.198 - Sensual Engineer

July 10th, 2018

3:55

Michael discusses his own personal method of creativity.

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Health Update 7/9/18

July 10th, 2018

1:14

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.197 - Crazy With A Broken Heart (New Song)

July 9th, 2018

6:11

Michael performs his song "Crazy With A Broken Heart".

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Ep.196 - Is Magic Possible?

July 8th, 2018

4:40

Michael discusses our everyday quests for magic.

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Ep.195 - No More History

July 7th, 2018

4:25

Michael talks about the limiting powers of personal history.

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Health Update 7/6/18

July 7th, 2018

1:35

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.194 - I Know Nothing...

July 6th, 2018

3:11

Michael discusses a thought that has been waking him up in the early hours of the morning...

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Health Update 7/5/18

July 6th, 2018

1:15

Michael discusses his fitness and diet regimen for the day.

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Ep.193 - Internal War

July 5th, 2018

4:39

Michael discusses what we must do to heal our fractured country.

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Health Update 7/4/18

July 5th, 2018

1:19

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.192 - The Flash

July 4th, 2018

3:25

Michael discusses the difference between good and exceptional.

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Health Update 7/3/18

July 4th, 2018

1:21

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Health Update 7/2/18

July 3rd, 2018

1:07

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.190 - Why So Serious?

July 2nd, 2018

3:02

Michael discusses the clarity bringing method of humor...

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Ep.189 - The End Is Near...

July 1st, 2018

4:18

Michael discusses how we approach our ends...

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Ep.188 - You Are Enough

June 30th, 2018

6:03

Michael discusses productivity vs. self acceptance.

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Health Update 6/29/18

June 30th, 2018

1:24

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.187 - Slow Dance

June 29th, 2018

3:16

Michael shares a beautiful poem about the brevity of our lives.

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Health Update 6/28/18

June 29th, 2018

1:18

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.186 - New Song: The End Of Summer

June 28th, 2018

4:44

Michael performs a new song, "The End Of Summer".

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Ep.185 - Two Poems...

June 27th, 2018

4:26

Michael shares two poems from Shakespeare's "The Passionate Pilgrim".

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Health Update 6/26/18

June 27th, 2018

1:35

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.184 - Control

June 26th, 2018

3:40

Michael talks about what you can control...

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Health Update 6/25/18

June 26th, 2018

1:16

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.183 - Suburban Nice Guy

June 25th, 2018

5:26

Michael discusses the need for primality and refinement in a man's life.

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Health Update 6/24/18

June 25th, 2018

2:04

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.182 - Bankrupt Fool

June 24th, 2018

4:07

Michael discusses taking in too much information during the creative process.

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Ep.181 - Disconnected...

June 23rd, 2018

5:25

Michael discusses the effects of our culture of connectivity.

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Health Update 6/22/18

June 23rd, 2018

1:11

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.180 - Living Small

June 22nd, 2018

5:59

Michael discusses Mike Todd and breaking out of a small life.

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Health Update 6/21/18

June 22nd, 2018

1:50

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.179 - Law Abiding Citizens

June 21st, 2018

8:44

Michael discusses the separation of immigrant families on the US southern boarder.

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Health Update 6/20/18

June 21st, 2018

2:12

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.178 - Tracking

June 20th, 2018

2:58

Michael discusses his method of tracking daily goal compliance.

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Health Update 6/19/18

June 20th, 2018

1:41

Michael discusses his fitness and diet regimen for the day.

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Ep.177 - Where Are You?

June 19th, 2018

3:30

Michael discusses the Garden Of Eden and God's eternal question...

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Health Update 6/18/18

June 19th, 2018

1:30

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.176 - Just Do It

June 18th, 2018

4:18

Michael discusses the call to action.

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Ep.175 - Old Goals

June 17th, 2018

2:42

Michael discusses dusting off old projects.

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Health Update 6/15/18

June 16th, 2018

1:40

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.174 - Life Goals

June 16th, 2018

4:08

Michael discusses figuring out what to do in order to reach and sustain your goals.

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Health Update 6/14/18

June 15th, 2018

1:44

Michael discusses his daily diet and fitness regimen .

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Ep.173 - I've Got Nothing

June 15th, 2018

3:25

Michael discusses constant content creation.

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Health Update 6/13/18

June 14th, 2018

1:24

Michael discusses his diet and regimen for the day.

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Ep.172 - A Story About Power

June 14th, 2018

7:04

Michael discusses the hunger for power.

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Ep.171 - Don't React

June 13th, 2018

4:07

Michael discusses the power of non-reactivity.

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Health Update 6/12/18

June 13th, 2018

1:44

Michael shares his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.170 - Talent Vs. Teamwork

June 12th, 2018

4:35

Michael discusses being a teambuilder or a solitary talent.

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Health Update 6/11/18

June 12th, 2018

1:19

Michael shares his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Health Update 6/10/18

June 11th, 2018

2:28

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.169 - Contribution

June 11th, 2018

5:12

Michael discusses two big points around "executive agency" in one's life.

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Ep.168 - Abandonment

June 10th, 2018

3:18

Michael discusses letting go of rules and conventions in creative work.

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Ep.167 - Decision Path

June 9th, 2018

4:23

Michael discusses how our decision paths create our realities.

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Health Update 6/08/18

June 9th, 2018

1:09

Michael discusses his diet and exercise regimen for the day.

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Health Update 6/07/18

June 8th, 2018

1:58

Michael discusses his diet and fitness regimen for the day.

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Ep.166 - Split Personality

June 8th, 2018

4:39

Michael discusses the connection of upheaval and art.

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Health Update 6/06/18

June 7th, 2018

1:45

Michael discusses his heath and diet practices for the day.

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Ep.165 - Switching Models

June 7th, 2018

4:57

Michael discusses how to pull various disciplines into the creative process.

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Health Update 6/05/18

June 6th, 2018

1:55

Michael discusses his fitness and diet related activity for the day.

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Ep.164 - The End

June 6th, 2018

4:12

Michael discusses completion and an end to things.

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Health Update 6/04/18

June 5th, 2018

2:24

Michael discusses the day's diet and training regimen.

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Ep.163 - Get Specific

June 5th, 2018

3:56

Michael discusses the importance of removing ambiguity from your goals.

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Ep.162 - Focus On The Brick

June 4th, 2018

3:10

Michael discusses focusing on the small pieces of a larger project.

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Ep.160 - About A Breath...

June 2nd, 2018

5:22

Michael discusses the profound power of breathing...

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Ep.159 - What You Owe Your Talent

June 1st, 2018

5:55

Michael discusses how to nurture and care for your talent.

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Ep.158 - Transitions...

May 31st, 2018

4:04

Michael discusses the importance of watching the transitions in all areas of life to spot mastery.

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Ep.157 - Pop Song Remix

May 30th, 2018

8:53

Michael discusses how to mix two popular songs together to create a new "popular" sound song.

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Ep.156 - Why You Haven't Made It Yet

May 29th, 2018

7:17

Michael discusses why some of us haven't achieved what we have wanted to in our lives.

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Ep.155 - A Song Called "True Love"

May 28th, 2018

6:50

Michael performs and discusses the origins of his song "True Love".

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Ep.154 - You're Not Smart Because You're A Vegan

May 27th, 2018

6:35

Michael rants about veganism, alternative facts, the electoral college, and #f*ckcancer.

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Ep.153 - How To Be Indispensable

May 26th, 2018

3:19

Michael discusses how to be counted on and as secure as possible in your job or client agreement.

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Ep.152 - You Don't Know Jack

May 25th, 2018

6:21

Michael discusses the phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none".

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Ep.151 - Self Editing

May 24th, 2018

4:36

Michael discusses making small changes in your life simply and directly.

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Ep.150 - Suit Up

May 23rd, 2018

6:25

Michael discusses a recent experiment.

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Ep.149 - #ILoveRocknRollBecause

May 22nd, 2018

6:44

Michael talks his story of first discovering rock n roll.

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Ep.148 - The Hidden Tyrant

May 21st, 2018

6:01

Michael discusses a hidden, yet incredibly powerful tyrant that rules over our lives.

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Ep.147 - A Royal Wedding

May 20th, 2018

4:07

Michael discusses why things like the royal wedding actually do matter.

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Ep.146 - How To Turn It Around Pt.1

May 19th, 2018

4:49

Michael discusses his #1 tip for regaining traction in life.

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Ep.145 - Global Burden

May 18th, 2018

5:33

Michael discusses community versus individually based decision making.

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Ep.144 - The Metaphor Heart

May 17th, 2018

7:31

Michael discusses the history of our relationship to the heart.

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Ep.143 - Grounding

May 16th, 2018

5:47

Michael discusses the idea of grounding yourself before taking action.

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Ep.141 - A Dark Place

May 14th, 2018

6:39

Michael discusses his near decade of self imposed atonement and rediscovery of himself.

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Ep.140 - My #1 Pet Peeve

May 13th, 2018

5:37

Michael discusses one of the few things that truly angers him.

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Ep.139 - The Blank Page

May 12th, 2018

7:10

Michael draws parallels between life and facing the blank page as a writer.

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Ep.138 - Quick Life Purpose Question

May 11th, 2018

3:50

Michael asks the listener's opinion on a widely debated question.

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Ep.137 - Life Purpose Pt.3

May 10th, 2018

5:19

Michael recounts a story from the day and talks about daily battle.

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Ep.136 - Life Purpose Pt.2

May 9th, 2018

6:03

Michael discusses two quotes and methods for going after a life purpose.

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Ep.135 - Life Purpose Pt.1

May 8th, 2018

5:27

Michael discusses the first piece of finding your life purpose.

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Ep.134 - Time To Be Painfully Honest

May 7th, 2018

11:29

Michael opens up about comparison and insecurities.

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Ep.133 - Phantoms

May 6th, 2018

6:19

Michael discusses the ghosts of of our past and shares a personal experience.

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Ep.132 - Balance Kanye

May 4th, 2018

4:38

Michael discusses a very important balance in life.

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Ep.131 - Old Money

May 4th, 2018

7:37

Michael discusses the consumer habits of the "Old money" class. And diamonds....

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Ep.130 - Outrage Sale

May 3rd, 2018

7:06

Michael discusses the industry of outrage.

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Ep.129 - Drop The Comparison

May 2nd, 2018

3:15

Michael talks about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others.

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Ep.128 - Well, It Happened Again

May 1st, 2018

3:10

Michael gives a brief message about your heroes.

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Ep.127 - My Top Life Hack

April 30th, 2018

21:49

Michael reveals his "top life hack" that reframes how he looks at everything.

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Ep.126 - Lamb & Tyger

April 29th, 2018

4:59

Michael discusses duality and shares work by William Blake.

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Ep.125 - Your First Job

April 28th, 2018

3:01

Michael discusses the first job of an artist.

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Ep.124 - Somewhat Controversial

April 27th, 2018

4:03

Michael shares an opinion about acceptance of vulnerability in our culture.

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Ep.123 - Marvel, Kanye, & Sharks

April 26th, 2018

10:12

Michael talks about several trending topics of the day.

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Ep.122 - Loser Lobster

April 25th, 2018

7:47

Michael talks about rule #1 of Jordan Peterson's book "Twelve Rules For Life: An Anecdote To Chaos".

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Ep.121 - Work Brain Work

April 24th, 2018

6:01

Michael discusses how out brains shut down when illness strikes and offers an idea of how to deal with it.

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Ep.120 - What Happened

April 23rd, 2018

3:24

Michael explains what has been going on and why he missed yesterday's episode.

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Ep.119 - I'm D-U-N

April 21st, 2018

2:41

Tonight, Michael is spent...

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Ep.118 - The Struggle Is Real

April 20th, 2018

4:20

Michael discusses how struggle is the best part of achieving a goal. (Also covered, James Arthur Ray, Jocko Willink, and David Goggins.)

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Ep.117 - Quick Update (Sick)

April 19th, 2018

2:48

Michael gives a quick update from the day.

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Ep.116 - Fear Finds You Again

April 18th, 2018

9:41

Michael discusses the powerful 2012 film "Dark Knight Rises".

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Ep.115 - Penguins

April 17th, 2018

3:37

Michael reads a piece of his from 2009, entitled "Penguins".

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Ep.114 - Oh, Comey!

April 16th, 2018

6:12

Michael.discusses the Trump/Russian collusion investigation through the lens of PR trickery.

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Ep.113 - Genre Politics

April 15th, 2018

4:46

Michael recounts a strange performance by musician and comedian Craig Robinson.

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Ep.112 - Awesome Is Possible

April 14th, 2018

5:42

Michael pulls apart some second thoughts he has been having about a project.

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Ep.111 - A Mile Wide, An Inch Deep

April 13th, 2018

5:09

Michael discusses the polarity of our current times with the concept of deep, meaningful work.

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Ep.110 - Time Traveler's To-do List

April 12th, 2018

16:05

Michael talks about what he would do differently if time travel was possible.

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Ep.109 - Life Expectancy

April 11th, 2018

4:26

Michael talks about some news regarding his life expectancy.

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Ep.108 - The Meaning Of Life

April 10th, 2018

4:44

Michael recounts Viktor Frankl' s famous answer to the meaning of life.

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Ep.107 - Dealing With Depression

April 9th, 2018

5:37

Michael talks about his experiences with depression and offers a few ideas that changed how he has looked at things. (Article mentioned: "Productivity Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)" by …

Ep.106 - Self Importance Revealed

April 8th, 2018

4:59

Michael discusses the origins and pitfalls of arrogance.

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Ep.105 - Being Sure

April 7th, 2018

3:46

About acting with deep confidence...

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Ep.104 - Beginner's Mind

April 6th, 2018

3:15

The great sin of experience is hubris. By cultivating a beginner's mind, we can learn to see things in new and constantly evolving light.

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Ep.103 - Film Music Recursion

April 5th, 2018

6:13

A delirious Michael attempts a brief, meta look into the film scoring industry and it's technological journey.

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Health Update 4/3/18

April 4th, 2018

1:38

Michael details his diet and health practices for the day.

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Ep.102 - How To Be Original

April 4th, 2018

4:17

Michael explains the four step path to allowing your original nature to shine through...

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Ep.101 - Deserted Island

April 3rd, 2018

4:07

What would you take with you to a deserted island? Michael doesn't care.

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Health Update 4/2/18

April 3rd, 2018

1:31

Michael discusses his diet and fitness practices for the day.

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Ep.100 - The Future Of This Podcast

April 2nd, 2018

4:23

Michael talks about where we are going for the next hundred episodes. (Includes short 'Health Update').

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Health Update 3/31/18

April 1st, 2018

2:27

Michael's update about diet and health practices for 3/31/18.

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Ep.099 - My Top 3 Daily Habits

April 1st, 2018

4:42

Michael shares his top 3 Daily habits for showing up feel your best.

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Ep.098 - Emotional Gallows Humor

March 31st, 2018

3:09

The world of musicians is childish and crass. But what is it covering up?

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Health Update 3/29/18

March 30th, 2018

1:12

Michael's diet and health update from 3/19/18.

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Ep.097 - Chasing Inspiration

March 30th, 2018

3:29

We live in a time of drab inspiration pornography.

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Health Update 3/28/18

March 29th, 2018

2:11

Michael's diet and health update for 3/28/18.

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Ep.096 - Odd Junkie

March 29th, 2018

3:08

Michael is all about the odd parts of himself and encourages you to be the same.

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Health Update 3/27/18

March 28th, 2018

1:23

Michael's diet and health report for 3/27/18.

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095 - Cutting The Cord

March 28th, 2018

3:24

About finding the courage to end toxic relationships early on.

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Health Update 3/26/18

March 27th, 2018

1:32

Michael's diet and health update for the day.

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Ep.094 - Let Em' Doubt Me

March 27th, 2018

3:44

A story of depression, hiding, and a message to my doubters.

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Health Update 3/25/18

March 26th, 2018

2:48

Michael's diet and health progress for Sunday, 3/25/18.

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Ep.093 - Life Vs. Service

March 26th, 2018

4:25

What is the point of living? To serve? To experience? Both?

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Health Update 3/24/18

March 25th, 2018

2:59

Michael's diet and fitness results for the day.

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Ep.092 - Poetry Saturday

March 25th, 2018

4:37

Michael reads his poems titled "Whenever I Hear You Speak" and "Sleep Still".

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Health Update 3-23-18

March 24th, 2018

3:34

Michael's basic health and diet information for the day.

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Ep.091 - Descent Into Night

March 24th, 2018

4:48

A story about my journey into darkness..and back out again.

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Health Update 3-22-18

March 23rd, 2018

2:53

Michael's health and diet practices for the day.

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Ep.90 - Routine Ambition

March 23rd, 2018

4:51

"Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition." - W.H. Auden

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Ep.089 - Instant Art

March 22nd, 2018

4:00

Instant gratification gives way to unfulfilled art. Instead, put the work in center stage and trust in the process.

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Ep.087 - What Won't Change

March 20th, 2018

4:39

What to focus on in a world of flimsy and speedy things.

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Ep.086 - Cracked Values

March 19th, 2018

4:41

A story of loss and rediscovery.

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Ep.084 - Helping Vs. Entertaining

March 17th, 2018

4:47

Is my whole life and exercise in ego gratification?

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Ep.083 - Dragon Training

March 16th, 2018

4:32

People think I'm laid back and positive. If they only knew...

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Ep.082 - Tomorrow

March 15th, 2018

4:20

Tomorrow, where the terror lives.

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Ep.081 - What Happened?

March 14th, 2018

5:09

A new tool to help those in distress...

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Ep.080 - The Noble Path

March 13th, 2018

4:05

What could be more noble than the life of an artist?

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Ep.079 - Choose The Light

March 12th, 2018

3:25

Cynicism is the enemy. I choose the light...

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Ep.078 - Offer It Up

March 11th, 2018

2:51

My grandfather taught me an incredibly powerful phrase...

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Ep.077 - Crisis Of Futility

March 10th, 2018

3:12

If thoughts help create reality, do dreamers waste the dream?

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Ep.076 - The Truth

March 9th, 2018

4:12

Are we living in a post truth age?

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Ep.075 - God's Country

March 8th, 2018

3:18

For every birth, there is a death.

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Ep.074 - Watch Your Mouth

March 7th, 2018

3:15

Words have immense power. Watch your mouth..and your thoughts.

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Ep.073 - Adam N' Eve

March 6th, 2018

6:32

Early morning reverie in the moonlight.

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Ep.065 - Inspiration

March 5th, 2018

2:41

We either live in memory of in inspiration. What is your choice?

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Ep.072 - The Little Things

March 5th, 2018

4:31

Within the little details lies the sweetness of life.

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Ep.070 - Be Different

March 3rd, 2018

3:57

Be you. Don't try to be anybody else. Seriously.

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Ep.069 - It's Not Too Late

March 2nd, 2018

3:53

You know that dream you had? It's not too late...

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Ep.068 - Quiet Desperation

March 1st, 2018

5:19

We all live lives of quiet desperation. How do we break through?

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Ep.067 - Distraction

February 28th, 2018

4:24

Why don't we achieve the dreams of our youth? Distraction.

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Ep.066 - More Heroes...

February 27th, 2018

3:09

We each long to be heroes in our own lives. But is it possible?

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Ep.017 - Pick A Fight

February 25th, 2018

2:41

Instead of standing to the side, politely letting others push you and work around, push back. Pick a fight.

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Ep.018 - Results & Lies

February 25th, 2018

5:00

You have been lied to. - A short essay on the concept of "results".

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Ep.064 - Media Cut

February 25th, 2018

5:01

A short rant on the control mechanism that is the media.

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Ep.063 - Active Gratitude

February 24th, 2018

5:09

A short conversation with JT Gunter about projecting gratitude into the future.

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Ep.062 - Aggressive Positivity

February 23rd, 2018

4:12

How I chose to positive TF out of the world...and how it worked.

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Ep.061 - Hollywood Poison

February 22nd, 2018

4:12

Just when you think that you are starting to arrive, the seductive danger begins...

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Ep.060-Top 3 Weight Loss Ideas

February 21st, 2018

6:53

My top three ideas for my physical transformation process.

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Ep.058 - Song Breakdown Sunday

February 19th, 2018

7:00

Michael breaks down his song "Sometimes Love Ain't Enough" and gives background on what went into creating it.

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Ep.057 - Meet Draven Grey

February 18th, 2018

5:56

A short car ride interview with great friend and collaborator Draven Grey.

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Ep.56 - The Show

February 17th, 2018

6:53

A behind the scenes look at World Poetry Open Mic. (Featuring JT)

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Ep.054 - Caged & Coiled

February 15th, 2018

2:41

Outside, we may be smiling. But inside, we are...

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Ep.053 - Moonlight Alchemy

February 14th, 2018

4:43

Moonlight causes me to remember who I was when I was young and who I am still am, once I lose all of the extra baggage gathered by living.

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Ep.052 - I Ain't Sh*t

February 13th, 2018

6:31

Who am I? A late night reverie and the shift of identity.

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