Everyone has a dream inside them. But sometimes life feels harder than it should and we're left wondering why it's just not easier. Sometimes you feel on top of the world and other times you feel like the whole world is on top of you.
We're Aussie blokes, we're dads, and we're entrepreneurs. Between us we have made a lot of mistakes and learnt a few things about Life, Love, Relationships, Communication, Leadership and Business, and we're here to share it with you.
Whatever you take away from today, you can be guaranteed we enjoyed delivering it to you.
In a homage to the great Dr Seuss, we begin today's episode by reading the opening paragraphs to his masterpiece 'Oh, The Places You'll Go'.
Great book! For adventurous people of all ages.
Right now, take a journey with us as we explore life together.
Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss
The Greatest Showman
AL - Brahms
Luke - Sound Garden
Ross - The Clash
When we use the 'official terminology' ... "That's a bit 'woo-woo'!" we all know what we're talking about, right?
Well today's episode presses heavily on the bounds of woo-woo for some people. Hopefully you can keep up! :)
Ross suggests we bring more love to our communications. Good idea, especially if we consider our learnings from the last episode!!
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
The Inside-out Revolution - Michael Neill
Negativity starts with our language both internally and externally. And ends with our experience of life reflected in those words like a mirror. In other words what we say determines our life.
Many people walk around being rude and unkind to others in both thought and in word (I know, I was one of them). Then wonder why our life replicates what we say.
"What we focus on is what we get." Explains exactly how being rude, mean or unkind, creates more of that in our own lives. Just as consistently and powerfully as being kind and generous in thought and word creates more of that in our lives. Choose how you speak to your self and others, it will be reflected straight back.
Over the last 2 episodes we got deep and personal with Al and Luke. Today it's Ross' turn.
Why do you coach? What brought you hear?age, sit back, relax and listen... to the journey so far that's a snapshot of Ross Pepper's life.
Why do you coach?
What brought you hear?
What's your biggest learning to-date?
What a great question and one we should explore because of the learnings and resulting possibilities.
Is how you did school similar to how you do life now? Do you have many of the same 'hang-ups' or 'talents' you did then?
Or did you completely transform your approach to life at some pint in your personal journey?
Today we explore the big life questions:
Do we really have free choice?
Is everything we believe completely made up?
Is the world broken?
Is there a revolution coming?
Will community and the love of fellow humans win out?
Before we get there, we open with confusion about the Beetle's song "When I'm 64", before starting with one of Al's favourite topics 'Gamification'. This takes us to exploring the future of Technology and the massive implications of our extraordinary, accelerating advancements in science, genetics and technology.
Check out Minimalist lifestyles.
Reach out to us if you want to know more about the 'One for All, All for One' movement.
Al REALLY needs to stop leaning back from the mic. Please send him a message to remind him!! :)
We start off exploring the critical importance of having a purpose in our lives, a reason to live that is greater than just getting by.
Then Luke shares a challenging and confronting occurrence in his business. It's a very personal experience for him and it allows us to explore some powerful topics for all team leaders, especially business owners.
A must listen episode if you are in charge of, or responsible for leading others (or ever want to be).
We talk about road tripping across this great big country of ours, Australia. The magnificent freedom of the open roads and the adventure that awaits you. Of course Al shares his road rage tendencies again.
Then we discuss the benefits and possibilities of getting outside the city and living a life free from modern world constraints, pressures and stresses.
**EXPLICIT WARNING** ...again...
Today's ...'episode'... starts with Luke's predigests against people with hair (according to Al). So we talk hair and lack of. Be it hair cuts, eye brow tinting, plucking, dying, or nose hair... we leave no hair un-pulled.
Then we briefly discuss the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Finishing off the ...'episode'... Luke shares with us how arse tastes and his love for 'Shit-lips' their family dog. Al understandably begins dry reaching.
Are you committed to being a better version of yourself?
What about others? How many chances or opportunities do you extend to others?
What's the difference between right vs wrong, judgement and what's workable or not workable?
We get what we put up with. It's what becomes the normal.
We're all Leaders, even those who protest otherwise.
Being on time is a hot topic in Australia, where the population are often a little more laid back about life. Sure, we're not as laid back as other countries like Mauritius, but we're also far from the more formal Europeans and a world apart from the Japanese.
We discuss how being on time (or not) is not a moral issue but it does impact peoples trust. It's not wrong, but it also doesn't work.
Being on time is a statement of your word as your bond. It shows strength of character and reliability. If you struggle to be on time we share a coupe of great ideas to fix it (if that's something you want to do).
Ross has a scary moment and goes to hospital with Stroke symptoms. Stumbling around and clumsy on his right hand side.
Are you dealing with all your health symptoms naturally before they escalate? Healthy eating, sleeping, exercise and meditation.
Listen to your body (not your head), when you are considering your health.
Consider who you see for medical assistance and advice, such as a Physio for movement related pains and a nutritionist for better health.
Human beings are social creatures, which means spending extended hours alone per day, can impact our mental and emotional health. If you don't wake up driven and filled with purpose, that should be a danger sign for you. If you're struggling to stay focused or effective, get connected with others. Step out of the weeds, look around, there are infinite options when you look for them.
Luke shares his own business growth story and we deeply discuss and engage in mental health. I've setup a Micro business community on Facebook, come and be part of it - Make it a home when you feel alone and an opportunity to inspire your fellow solopreneurs.
SHOW LINKS and FACEBOOK GROUP
Micro Business Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/2172937432772372/
Episode 55 opens up with Studio 55, followed by 'special cuddles'...thanks boys, real classy...
Luckily we move on to the considerably more future paced, exploratory subject of DNA manipulation and how our laws and social acceptances are lagging behind the acceleration of technology advancements. Luke recommends checking out Joe Rogan's podcast episode #1292. (Yes we noticed we're merely 1240 episodes behind...)
Joe Rogan's podcast episode #1292 http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/lex-fridman-2
In today's episode we discuss several interesting, passionate and thought provoking subjects.
We talk of unexpected outcomes and the unknown, unknowns. How believing something doesn't make it real, just our experience of reality. Crime and punishment.
Luke steps out of the shadows and in to the light, the man in the middle who makes a difference to others 'The Holistic Consultant'.
EPISODE LINKS to the FACEBOOK GROUPS
All for One and One for All https://www.facebook.com/groups/1835089599930283/
Micro Business Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/2172937432772372/
Today's technology advances have resulted in regular unfiltered communication. Luke says "Options and comments hold no weight (until discussed in-person). They are just hearsay and gossip. Forget them and move on."
There is immense value in thinking for yourself and taking responsibility for your own future. In other words, leadership of self before others.
This episode is a wonderful exploration of Living in the Present Moment.
During our discussion we explore thoughts such as... Is the planet round or flat? Believing doesn't make it real, just real for you. Al's football glory. A fire at Ross' wedding. Traffic chaos and more.
We inquire about the moments that really matter in life and remind you that you're whole and complete. There is nothing wrong and nowhere you need to be, or do.
Recommended learning: Sydney Banks, The three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought
Recommended book: The Power of NOW https://amzn.to/2TZwoYm
P.S. Look out for the Cup-Fart Bandit who makes an appearance near the end.
It's OK, I remembered what the preamble was about, 'Bullying'. We discuss not taking on other peoples negative attitude, words and actions.
Basically, to sum up this episode it's one of finding your own voice and being that.
We also spoke about JOY and how to help people show up as a better version of themselves.
The 3 Universal Fears (I'm not good enough, I'm not lovable and I don't fit in).
Unconditional love. It's easy and natural. Plus, stop taking on other people's stuff!
Recommended movie: Groundhog Day
WOOHOO Episide #50!! :)
Excluding the awesome fact this is episode 50, this episode starts reasonably normal. Then the champagne starts to kick in and... Let's put it this way, we've added a special EXPLICIT language and content warning to this episode.
Today we Pop the cork on a bottle bubbly to celebrate episode 50!
We talk Romance, connection... and anything but. We've not sure Al or Luke know what romance is and Ross is very quit on the topic. Maybe he'll rescue the show with a latter episode? (Let's hope)
Book recommendation: The 5 Love Languages https://amzn.to/2J2jnaN
Audible version: The 5 Love Languages https://amzn.to/2J3Xms6
Half way through Luke shares his belief that life's all about "Connection, Tribe, Love and Joy." Interestingly enough, that sums up the entire episode very well!
Topics discussed this episode include:
Romance and and Mother's Day (this coming Sunday)
Intimacy and affection in public
Choosing happiness regardless of circumstance
The breakdown of society, community and tribe
Emotions up = Intelligence down
Everything we believe is completely made up but we behave like its real
Happy Mother's day to all those awesome Mums out there. You Rock!
Did you know there are 5 simple and familiar hand gestures that can have a profound impact when combined with your words. You already know them too.
We get familiar with them on this podcast episode and hope you find them as influential as we do.
To get a visual (YoutTube) check out this link https://rosspepper.com/public-speaking-hand-gestures/
Did you know everyone is walking around carrying a metaphorical club? Ready to attack or defend themselves?
What do you think the world would be like if we all just put the club down?!
Come and explore the exciting world of human behavior with us, especially the bully and warrior archetype.
It's always a good idea to take care of yourself first. On air planes that spell it out for you. Put your mask on BEFORE helping anyone else. Don't always just push through, the outcomes can have hugely negative results... just ask Luke.
Then take care of your environment, demand and build one that supports you in every way.
Listen to your inner wisdom, get in tune with yourself. You subconsciously know and understand yourself way more than you realise. Letting go of all the daily noise will help you tap in to your own greatness and inner wisdom.
The evidence is clear. How long you live depends on the quality of the 4 critical elements of survival. Oxygen, Water, Sleep and Food. In that order.
Everybody knows how to get fit and healthy, yet we live on an obese planet. How can you change your behavioral patterns for longer life?
Explicit language warning! The guys get f*cking fired up and passionate.
Discussion on swear words, intelligence and... maybe it was just waffle?
Al's 5 minutes takes us in to Work-ability. Drop the concept of Right and Wrong, there is no such thing. Focus on whats workable and watch your results and communication fly.
We've got a new intro. What do you think?
We give Luke a full episode to share his '5 minutes' around the room.
We talk health, fitness, genetics, immortality and what our DNA tells us about ourselves. Super interesting!
Luke generously shares his work's version of the Criteria of Excellence that operates in his business, to help his team create the best possible outcomes in any situation.
Book suggestion: Principles by Ray Dalio
Today's Extended episode is a brief introduction to the 'Criteria of Excellence'. As a coach of roughly 15 years experience, I have found no single tool that can create deep alignment and team cohesion, like this has the potential to do. It takes a dedicated effort to enroll your whole team, but once done there will be no looking back!
Luke is always on the hunt for great new potentials to join his team at LF Signs. He shares with us his most successful strategy yet for attracting the right people.
Social Media marketing. Is it useful or just a massive waste of time? Luke shares his wins and how to save yourself time, implementing his strategy.
The first month of 2019 has come and gone. If you have big plans to do something more than just watch this year fly past, make sure you're taking big actions RIGHT NOW to create a new future.
Live in the moment and make every moment count. There is only now.
Welcome to the new year. Quick discussion about the holidays and we get straight down to business. Al has just finished a personal development course and seems more keen than ever to punch someone... Guess it brought up some unresolved issues?
In this episode we discuss Awareness & Responsibility.
Getting prepared for the year ahead is a great idea to hit the ground running. Listening to us waffle on probably isn't, but we enjoyed delivering it to you. :)
PLUS: Great understanding of how we get upset and how to let it go.
The 8 Levels of Human Potential is the most powerful profiling tool I have discovered for recognising human behavioural patterns and creating significant life changing results. I use it in all my coaching sessions and interactions with people. It helps me to understand the motivations of others and even my own motivations and challenges.
We discuss the skills, the beliefs and attitude that creates a magnificent Leader. Leadership and Management are hotly argued in a number of spaces. We share our beliefs and experiences of self leadership and management, as well as leadership and management of others.
As humans our minds are filled with noise. Our little voice (or voices) continually chatter, mostly with un-supportive stories that keep us playing small (safe). Great episode!
...once the boys have finished waffling for 5 mins :)
Today we talk about the importance of knowing where you're going and why. It's so critical to achieving success that Simon Sinek has written a book on it and his talk on 'Why' is one of the most watched TED Talk videos of all time!
Suggested reading 'What got you here won't get you there'
Al requested I add a few videos to get you started with Simon Sinek 'Start with Why':
Listening is one of the least understood communication skills and most neglected, while in fact listening powerfully, is more important than talking powerfully. In this episode we discuss some of the listening skills that can transform your communication with anyone.
Wow! If this is a new concept to you, hold on to your hats!!
The past and future do not exist and everything we believe is completely made up.
So what now? And how do we immediately change our experience of life? And transform the results we are creating, right now?!
As is typical we covered a tonne of ideas, thoughts, subjects and stuff (technical term)... Enjoy!
Live music, Uber genius, our thinking = our results, Commitment vs Attachment, Creating clarity, Making money and more.
How our Beliefs create our Reality and faster EFT.
This may challenge your thinking ,so bring your child-like curiosity with you and have fun exploring the discussion.
Audio isn't great so you'll want to let that go, to get the value from today's powerful episode.
We continue where we left off from Episode 11 with Al and our discussion of Personal Empowerment. Including what happens when you put blame on someone, or make them wrong for something they've said or done.