Episodes
Hello listeners! We hope you enjoyed a taster of our first Moonshots Master Series episode, as we dive into MOTIVATION. Today we have our second trailer from our MOTIVATION episode for you to enjoy! Subscribe today to our Master Series! We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins, Lady Gaga and Gary Vee . As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the...
Published 07/22/21
In Episode 136 we do a Cal Newport deep dive. Similar to his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World which refers to studying for focused chunks of time without distractions such as email and social media. Cal challenges the belief that participation in social media is important for career capital, suggesting instead that career capital is a function of creativity, impact and control, or autonomy. Cal's been an advocate for "digital minimalism" and refers to the role...
Published 07/18/21
Hello listeners! In our first Moonshots Master episode, we are diving into MOTIVATION. Subscribe today to our Master Series! We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins [hyperlink to our episode] , Lady Gaga [hyperlink to our episode] and Gary Vee [hyperlink to our episode]. As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the Self-Determination Theory [hyperlink to...
Published 07/15/21
Cal Newport doesn’t like the distractions of technology. In fact, Newport thinks that our focus on technology and how it dominates modern business is holding us back. His latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, looks to take a sledgehammer to how technology runs modern enterprise and, ultimately, our lives. The idea is not to jettison email but to make it smarter. Instead of the back and forth, you get collaborative tools. You don’t even...
Published 07/12/21
Joe Rogan, the American comedian, podcaster, and UFC color commentator's unique and unconventional passion and approach has a lot to teach us. Rogan started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and color commentator. In December 2009, Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban. By August 2010, the podcast was named The Joe Rogan Experience and entered the list of Top 100 podcasts on iTunes. The podcast features an array of...
Published 07/04/21
In Episode 133 we take a look at our rising star Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The scholar and former options trader who has devoted his life to problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. We dive into his book, Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder and discover how to approach the world in the face of uncertainty and what lessons can we take from his work to ensure robustness, to set ourselves or your business up for potential positive and negative events.
Published 06/27/21
Drawing on nearly two decades of teamwork and sporting successes, in her book; Wolfpack, Wambach shows us what teamwork looks like, what leadership stands for, and how you can achieve bigger goals, overcome any obstacles in your way, and unleash your true potential. Abby Wambach has scored more international goals than any other player in history. Cristiano Ronaldo has 85, Abby has 160. Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world....
Published 06/21/21
Part 2: Rules 7-12. Beyond Order, by Jordan Peterson is presented as a counterweight to 12 Rules for Life, in part 2 we explore Rules 7-12 and how to apply these to our day-to-day lives. The prescription includes: assume responsibility for your situation, dig deep to discover your capacity for self-discipline, and work hard to make things happen! 'Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.' Jordan B Peterson.
Published 06/14/21
Beyond Order, by Jordan Peterson is presented as a counterweight to 12 Rules for Life, offering a dozen new rules organized around the idea that as well as fighting the chaos that constantly threatens to engulf our lives, the book, Peterson writes, is an attempt to explain “how the dangers of too much security and control might be profitably avoided”. The prescription includes: assume responsibility for your situation, dig deep to discover your capacity for self-discipline, and face life’s...
Published 06/06/21
Part Two: Rules 1 -12: 12 Rules for Life; Jordan Peterson’s book has become for some, almost a religious text, with the ‘rules’ serving as the 10 Commandments of modern life. 12 Rules for Life frames a set of life principles to live by. In part two we dive into the second half of his book to dive into rules 7-12, including; "Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t", and "Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie."
Published 05/30/21
In 12 Rules for Life; Jordan Peterson’s book has become for some, almost a religious text, with the ‘rules’ serving as the 10 Commandments of modern life. Are these the guiding principles by which we now structure our existence? It certainly is for some, and that’s worth thinking about. 12 Rules for Life frames a set of life principles to live by. Learn why you should stop telling lies to others and yourself, why you should stop doing things you know are bad for you, and how to pursue what...
Published 05/23/21
Welcome to our Moonshot Master Series. In this series, we will share insights into improving yourself, your decisions and your leadership.
Published 05/20/21
Dan Millman’s book: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Blends fact and fiction as he recounts his day's training as a college gymnast in his bid to become a World Champion, along with all the hardships he faced. The fiction format of the novel magnifies the impact of the lessons contained within, allowing us to envision our own personal transformation whilst tapping into our deep, primal urge for immersive storytelling. Drawing parallels with Siddhartha, which effortlessly combines timeless...
Published 05/17/21
Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights is not a conventional memoir. As he neared age 50, the Oscar-winning actor revisited the journal he kept for 35 years to see what he could learn from it. “This is a book about how to catch more YESs in a world of NOs and how to recognize when a NO might actually be a YES. This is a book about catching green lights and realizing that the yellow and the reds eventually turn green.” – Matthew McConaughey
Published 05/09/21
Think Again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. In the end, learning to rethink may be the secret skill to give you the edge in a world-changing faster than ever. Good teachers introduce new thoughts, but great teachers introduce new ways of thinking. - A.G Think Again
Published 05/02/21
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is a self-help book by Carol Dweck, designed to help you understand and change a fundamental mindset to impact all aspects of your life and reach your full potential. Why do some people fall apart in face of setbacks, while others turn their failures into success? Why are some people obsessed about proving themselves, while others can laugh at and learn from their mistakes? The key difference is in their mindset. "It’s not always the people who start...
Published 04/25/21
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle teaches us that every minute you spend worrying about the future or regretting the past is a minute lost, because really all you have to live in is the present, the now, and gives you actionable strategies to start living every minute as it occurs. Eckhart published The Power of Now in 1997, which eventually went on to become a New York Times bestseller after Oprah Winfrey fell in love with it and recommended it.
Published 04/19/21
Part Two: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, we look at how we must value and celebrate the differences in another’s perspective and commit to creating Win-Win situations that are mutually beneficial and satisfying to each party. How do we make these habits and ideas real? Teach, share and learn with others. "To go for Win-Win, you not only have to be nice, you have to be courageous." -Stephen Covey
Published 04/12/21
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is written on Covey's belief that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions. In order to change a given situation, we must change ourselves, and in order to change ourselves, we must be able to change our perceptions. We all want to succeed. And one path to success is identifying the habits that can help us on our journey. "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions". Stephen Covey.
Published 04/04/21
The most successful leaders all have one thing in common: They've read How to Win Friends and Influence People. As a salesman, Dale Carnegie made his sales territory the national leader for the firm he worked for. Carnegie eventually ended his sales career and taught public speaking to share his success. Even Warren Buffet, one of the most successful investors of the 20th century, took Carnegie's course at age 20. Fortunately for us, all the same lessons are packaged into the now-famous...
Published 03/28/21
Dale Carnegie’s bestseller, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, has been helping people overcome the worry habit since 1948. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas to last a lifetime! It's as relevant today and fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. The book's goal is to lead the reader to a more enjoyable and fulfilling life, helping them to become more aware of, not only themselves but others around them. Carnegie tries to address the...
Published 03/21/21
Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft. He knew he always wanted to be a part of something that empowered people and brought world-changing impact and he quickly felt part of the team at Microsoft that was swiftly making that happen. His strengths lie in his learnings both personally and professionally. That empathy is the path to success in both leadership and business, and performance matters every day, don’t wait for tomorrow to do your best work. He simply loves reading and cricket. He...
Published 03/14/21
Christine Lagarde may be the “rock star” head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but she was also the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head both the ECB (European Central Bank). A noted antitrust and labor lawyer, the first female Chair of the major international law firm Baker & McKenzie. Christine Lagarde dishes out advice on all aspects of life – including her very own secrets to success. "I’ll find my way - and if I don’t, I’ll...
Published 03/07/21
Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon, the world's largest online retailer announced that he would step down as the CEO. We recognize the accomplishments of an extraordinary entrepreneur. How Bezos taught us you need to innovate internally first and look at Jeff’s leadership traits; be bold, learn and be curious. It was never about the books.
Published 02/28/21
Tom Brady is without a doubt an incredible athlete and one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time. He’s an inspirational reminder of the power of the journey and how healthy habits lead to big results. He has arguably achieved the full circle of all the Moonshots moments we’ve explored throughout our shows. Whether you're a Brady fan or even a sports fan. We can all learn from Tom Brady. “The biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life”, Tom Brady.
Published 02/21/21