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Finding Your Identity

Finding Your Identity

By Derek T McKinney
Finding Your Identity is a podcast that is meant to help people figure themselves out. To help them be better at the things they want to do in life. The stories shared in this podcast are done so in an effort to help enlighten others into finding out things about themselves that they didn't know existed. Find your place in the world, and be happier.
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Two Parties Or Not Two Parties, (That Is This Episodes Question)
America is a two party system. Two political parties: Republican and Democrat. Two parties that dominate the political landscape, but even when one party controls the government, it doesn't mean government will run smoothly in favor of the dominant party. Tune in to find out why; and what could help fix this.
February 10, 2021
Don't Worry, Be Silly (Laughing To Heal)
Laughter is the best medicine. It's science! Let's explore the healing power of laughing.
January 09, 2021
Panic, Pandemic and Pressure Busts Pipes (Finding Patience)
We all need to remain calm. Even though times are tough, we need to keep perspective and find some patience to make it through. Be strong, buck the trend.
May 31, 2020
Tell Your Friends About This Episode (About Peer Pressure)
Your brain indexes thoughts, behaviors, and memories into different areas and ties them with different relationships. This can make you seem like a different person when you are around different people. This episode dives into this psychological situation and also covers peer pressure and social pressure. Tell a friend!
February 25, 2020
Capturing Moments To Find And Appreciate Later
Take a picture of, write a journal entry about, and/or record the first words of your child, all in an effort to capture a moment. Take as much care to find a moment and you would to capture it. Make it worth it. Listen in to this episode about capturing moments and in turn retrieving them to appreciate them later on.
January 30, 2020
Conserve Your Energy For This Episode (About Conservation)
When trying to find a good cause to support, it can be difficult to weed through what's out there. So here is one to consider: conservation. It helps the animals, the planet, and ultimately, YOU! Listen in to this episode about conservation that covers a brief history as well as how to find the best cause for you to support.
January 14, 2020
How To Find Success - Little Wins Lead To Big Wins
It's about little wins, little succeses, that lead to big wins, big succeses. See yourself as successful already to become more successful in the future. Look at what you've already accomplished in life; I bet it's better than you imagined!
December 28, 2019
Thoughts Gone Wild! Learn About Brainstorming (In This Episode About Stream Of Consciousness)
A stream of consciousness leads to a conversation and a lesson about brainstorming. A detailed train of thought makes for a good discussion! Find out more in this episode about how thoughts can run wild.
December 15, 2019
Finding Your Way Around On Black Friday (And How To Score Deals)
It's the most, ridiculous time, of the year. Black Friday: Let me tell you how to survive it and how to score some deals. Also, please don't kill anyone - this isn't the purge!
November 28, 2019
An Episode About Your Digital Identity (And How To Protect It)
Your digital identity is fragile, so you better protect it! This episode talks about digital identity and the things you should be aware of. Also, I go on a tangent about Facebook.
November 22, 2019
Arrrrgh, there be democracy in this episode (about pirates!)
Pirate ships ran like small democratic government's. Captains as presidents, quartermaster as judges, and entire crews as a congress. Check out how pirates established their identifies in this episode.
November 10, 2019
Terrorists Are Not Welcome In This Episode (About Martyrs)
Joan of Arc and Nathan Hale are the martyrs I talk about in this episode, not ISIS or ISIL or Talibalmers or whatever they call themselves these days. This episode is about martyrs we can respect and be inspired by. Tune in!
October 23, 2019
Businesses That Had To Change Their Identities (To Survive!)
You've probably heard of many of the businesses in this episode, but you might not know that they didn't start out doing what they ended up doing. Check this episode out to hear how companies like Twitter and Shell actually got started, and how they pivoted in order to survive.
October 18, 2019
Don't Listen To This Episode (About Millennials and Marijuana)
This episode, it's about generations, baby boomers, millennials, and marijuana!? Find out now, or don't, whatever.
October 08, 2019
Don't Be Afraid Of This Episode (about Phobias)
It can be scary out there. Having a phobia can be a major part of your identity. But learning to overcome them can be a significant accomplishment for you, and give you extra confidence to do other great things in life! Listen in to hear what phobias are, some of the most common ones, and treatments that are available.
September 25, 2019
Remember This Episode (About Memory)
You can train your mind to remember things better and this will prove to make you more successful. Meditation, exercise, and even eating berries are tricks to improve your memory retention and recall. Listen in to learn how to remember better!
September 17, 2019
Enhancing The Side Hustle (And Tips For Digital Success)
It's the Finding Your Side Hustle sort-of-follow-up episode. I'm providing more helpful information about side hustles as well as more information about building that side business in the smartest way possible. Gain a helpful understanding of the best steps to hire someone to build an app or website for you. Also, get to know SEO!
September 09, 2019
Labor Day and American Identity
Labor Day: a day to not work! It's a day to celebrate workers! In 1894, it became an official holiday, but not before blood was spilled, and laborers were killed. Listen in to the interesting story of Labor Day and its effect on creating American Identities. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
September 03, 2019
Known Impact, Unknown Identities
There are people throughout history that have done great, impactful things, but their Identities remain unknown. I think they are worth recognizing. This episode mentions some well known, unknown people and their interesting tales. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
August 27, 2019
Do Your Research (Learn about Phenylalanine?)
Doing good research can help you find your identity. It can also land you your dream job, get you through college, or help you start your own business. This episode focuses on the power of doing research. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
August 21, 2019
Anatomy Of Sleep
Sleep is critical. Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly. Sleep also has a fun side, dreaming, especially lucid dreaming, where you can control them. Listen in to this episode to learn how sleep impacts your life. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
August 12, 2019
Working On Yourself - Meditation
Meditation can be a way to work on yourself. It can improve your health and mood. It's always a way to gain relief from anxiety. Listen in to hear how meditation can help you. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
August 05, 2019
Working On Yourself - Speaking Publicly
You have the power, the power to speak in public. With advice from this episode, you can learn how to speak publicly without needing to picture everyone naked (you still can, but it won't be necessary). Check out this latest episode about public speaking!
July 29, 2019
Working On Yourself - Reading Is FUNdamental
Read to increase your knowledge. Read to reduce stress. Read to build your vocabulary. Read to learn something new. Whatever the reason, reading is fundamental. Listen in to hear why! Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
July 24, 2019
Working On Yourself - You Time (Personal Retrospective)
It's time for You Time! You need it to improve your life. How often do you make time for yourself? Have you ever done a personal retrospective? Listen in for inside tips on how to improve your quality of life! Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
July 15, 2019
Building Your Business Identity Online
Build your business identity online to prosper with your internet endeavors. This episode goes into detail about how to build an online business. Follow this advice to maximize your chances of being successful! Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
July 08, 2019
Finding Your Side Hustle
Do you have a side hustle? They come in many forms these days: driving for Uber or Lyft, Amazon delivery, DoorDash, selling on Etsy, eBay or Amazon. Listen in to how each work and how much you could potentially make working each. This episode can help you find your side hustle! Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
July 02, 2019
Me, Myself and iPhone or Android
Did you know that iPhone owners are more likely to be extroverted, and Android owners are more humble? Listen to this episode about how your cell phone can indicate what type of personality you might have! Also, how you hold your phone can be indicative of your personality. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
June 26, 2019
Work Life Balance
Balance is a key to life. Balancing work and life-outside-of-work is important to maintaining a happy, healthy life! This episode covers ways to balance work and life and how to look for things in a job to help you attain this. Reach us on Twitter: @FY_Identity
June 24, 2019
Practicing Safe Internet (Part 2)
In part 2: Learn how to protect yourself online. This episode provides some tips for keeping safe while enjoying yourself on the internet. It covers how to erase your advertising profiles online, to make it harder for companies to target you directly with ads, how to be a smart shopper online and find good deals and how to spot scams. Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
June 18, 2019
Practicing Safe Internet
Are you practicing safe internet? No? Better listen to this episode! Learn how to protect yourself online. This episode provides some tips for keeping safe while enjoying yourself on the internet. It covers when to be cautious about clicking links, explains VPNs, and helps you understand how to be aware of your surroundings when online. Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
June 13, 2019
We Be Chunking (Tasks)
Chunking out smaller tasks can make your larger task seem less intimidating. The stories in this episode help describe this method of task management. Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
June 07, 2019
Breaking Habits
Bad habits are hard to break! Listen to this episode to learn some methods for breaking habits. Smoking is a common bad habit, and the story in this episode is a cautionary tale about smoking with a positive outcome! Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
May 30, 2019
Making Lemonade
Turn negative situations into positive outcomes. It happens to everyone, something doesn't go as planned, but you have the power to learn from it and make something positive happen as a result. You can make lemonade! Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
May 23, 2019
Everyday you are presented with opportunities. Are you opening your eyes and your mind to them? You will benefit greatly if you do! This episode covers how to take advantage of opportunities in your life. On Twitter: @FY_Identity
May 15, 2019
Hello World
Introductory Episode for Finding Your Identity. Reach out on Twitter: @FY_Identity
May 13, 2019