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The Authentic You

The Authentic You

By Goran Yerkovich
In this podcast we're in search of life's most deep and profound truths, the false beliefs that might be holding us back, and the most underrated tools to help transform any career in the post pandemic world coming soon. If you love raw real life stories, cinematic storytelling, and empowering interviews that leave no stone unturned, subscribe for new episodes each Monday, hosted by me, Goran Yerkovich. A Mixed Potato Salad Production.

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S1E17 - Season Finale: The Best of Season 1 Highlights, Fan Favourites, Family Favourites, The Best Comedy Episode, The Must Listen To Episode on Fear & One Last Idea to Keep You Moving Forward
Hey everyone, well that’s a wrap for Season 1 of The Authentic You Podcast!  Stay tuned for Season 2 coming soon, in 2022! I hope you enjoyed Season 1. I hope the stories, life lessons, course content, and interviews inspired and empowered you. I hope we were able to give you new ideas and approaches and questions to ask when it comes to work, career, and life. I know I sure learned a lot through these stories and all the great interviews.  And be sure to listen to the end of this season finale episode and one last idea to keep you strong, and moving forward, no matter the obstacles ahead.  To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
10:18
November 19, 2021
S1E16 - What is Breathwork? How is Burnout Driven by Fear? Interview with Carolyn Green PhD, Holotropic Facilitator - Overcoming Loss & How can the Power of Breath Heal You? Remembrance Day Tribute
Carolyn Green, BSc(PT), PhD, has facilitated over a thousand non ordinary sessions using holotropic breathwork in workshops and individual sessions in BC and Alberta and co-founded thesecretofbreath.com. Carolyn’s research includes areas of pharmaceutical safety and policy. She is a non-practicing physical therapist with decades of experience and has worked in volunteer capacities in China, Africa, the Caribbean and Nepal, training the first Nepalese physical rehabilitation workers. For Carolyn the Holotropic paradigm is powerful and valuable because it blends the best of the western scientific scholarly traditions with the practical wisdom of long standing world spiritual traditions to provide rapid access to the power within. This episode also pays tribute to Remembrance Day traditions old and new, as we continue our way through this pandemic, and find ways to overcome what we have lost. Carolyn also shares some profound insights on where burnout comes from, how burnout relates to our own fears, and why Holotropic breathwork can help us through these difficult times. If you've never heard or tried holotropic breathwork and are dealing with loss, daily work anxiety, or extreme stress, this is your must listen to episode from Season 1! To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
01:02:13
November 19, 2021
S1E15 - Interview with JUNO & WCMA Nominated Musician Cassius Khan: How Music is Divinity, Overcoming Post-Pandemic Depression, Racism in Canada, and How Sharing our Lunches Can Help Heal the World!
In today’s episode we interview Cassius Khan, an award winning and JUNO and WCMA nominated Canadian Indian classical musician and maestro known for playing the Tabla while singing Ghazal, a gift predestined for only a few souls every millennia. This is by far one of my favourite interviews of Season 1 because Cassius Khan is a man who shares his story, his journey, with a deep, meaningful and poetic view of life. And because we get into so many important topics like overcoming depression during the pandemic, ways to reduce post-pandemic burnout, tactics to become more resilient, where inspiration actually comes from, plus reincarnation, racism in Canada, Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, the problems with the Canadian and international music scene and music classification system, and just how sharing our lunches can help reconnect and heal the world! To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
01:36:28
November 01, 2021
S1E14 - Who is The Ice Man & What is Wim Hof Breathwork? Interview with Canada's Barnet Breathers, & Time I Survived Inside 300 Lbs of Ice Water!
How’s your energy levels these days? How resilient are you feeling knowing the dark rainy days of fall, or cold snowy days of winter are fast approaching? In today’s episode I have the honour of interviewing Canada’s very own Barnet Breathers, this is a group of men with an extraordinary weekly ritual that brings more energy, strength, and resilience to their days. And it’s all related to something called Wim Hof Breathwork, which it turns out, has some ancient eastern origins. We’ll explain what Wim Hof Breathwork is, why you have to add it to your daily routine right away, and we'll cover all of its many mind blowing health benefits. Lastly, we'll cover the time I met Wim Hof himself, Guinness World record holder of many things, and how, I somehow ended up in 300 lbs of ice water.  To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
01:14:00
October 25, 2021
S1E13 - Mysterious Origins of Coffee? How has Montreal been Impacted by Covid? Top 5 Montreal Restaurants, Interview with Ashalew Abebe:Surviving War to Bring Ethiopian Cuisine to Montreal.
This week I have the honor of interviewing the owner of an extraordinary Ethiopian restaurant in Montreal to learn how he became master of his soul, taking the chance at the age of 55, walking away from his corporate job to follow his dream of owning and running his own Ethiopian restaurant. This is an immigrant story and a human story, about the great journey called life, the obstacles we face, and how despite it all, we can each find a way to thrive. This week we also talk the mysterious origins of coffee. We take a look inside the real Montreal and just how this great, resilient city has been impacted by the global pandemic, and what that might mean for your next visit. Plus we look at The 5 best Restaurants to visit in Montreal. I’ll explain the 5 Russian woman on our fight home, and the lesson in life they provided. And we'll close with the top 10 happiest and most satisfying jobs in the world! Plus we start with another intro that I hope stirs your soul... To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
37:31
October 18, 2021
S1E12 - Thanksgiving Interlude Episode: We're Back to Full Episodes Next Monday!
Hi everyone, Goran Yerkovich here, and just a quick note to say we’re taking a Canadian thanksgiving interlude this week, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programing next monday, including a look inside the real Montreal and just how this great, resilient city has been impacted by the global pandemic, and what that might mean for your next visit. Plus we look at The best restaurants to visit in Montreal. I’ll explain the 5 Russian woman on our fight home, and the lesson in life they provided. The top 10 happiest and most satisfying jobs in the world. We’ll also talk about the intriguing and slightly mysterious story of coffee’s origins … And last but not least, I have the honor of interviewing the owner of an extra-ordinary Ethiopian restaurant in Montreal to learn how he walked away from his corporate job to follow his dream! This is also an immigrants story, and a human story, about the great journey called life, the obstacles we face, and how despite it all, we can each find a way to thrive.
01:54
October 11, 2021
S1E11: Interview with Debbie Chan, Daughter of a Forgotten Chinese Canadian Olympian Chun Hon Chan, Rewriting Canadian History & Finding Your Way to Shine
*In this episode we rewrite a missing piece of Canadian Olympic History!* "Sound Mind. Sound Body." This was the late Chun Hon Chan. A Chinese Canadian immigrant who arrived in Montreal, Canada at the age of 19 with little money, he took whatever jobs he could, cleaning bathrooms in restaurants. Years later, learning the business, he'd become a restaurant owner himself, get married, raise a family, and then one day, become an unlikely but fully deserving and pioneering competitor in the Olympics, representing Canada in the 1968 & 1972 Summer Olympics in weightlifting. Chan set five Canadian weightlifting records, breaking stereotypes and barriers placed in his way. This is my interview with his daughter, Debbie Chan, who shines bright in her family's tribute to her late father. Chun Hon Chan is a Canadian who hasn't been recognized yet, but he was the FIRST Chinese-Canadian to represent Canada in the Olympics in mens weightlifting, and the First Chinese Canadian to represent Canada in the Olympics (I did some digging)!  This podcast is all about bringing to light a piece of Canadian history that must not be forgotten and something more...because this is not just a Montreal story about loving life and living it to the fullest. It's a Canadian story in being welcomed into a nation, a sport, and community without racial biased. It is a fathers story, a family's story, and also an underdog story in unwavering determination, despite all odds.  But ultimately this is a human story which proves, the improbable is possible. This is a story about setting big audacious goals, staying true to yourself, and finding a way to shine.   To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
44:34
October 04, 2021
S1E10: Shawshank Redemptions, The Minotaur's Labyrinth, Why Careers Fail & The Top 5 Biggest Career Mistakes to Avoid? (Part 3)
The London Warehouse of Horrors Conclusion, plus why careers fail, the top 5 biggest career mistakes to avoid, and how, by avoiding these mistakes, we can turn a stagnating career into to your next career miracle. Thanks and don't forget to subscribe! New episodes Mondays! To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
37:37
September 27, 2021
S1E9: Ryan Gosling Saves Jazz, Should you Quit your Job? London Warehouse Horrors, The Real Life ‘Lord of the Flies’ (Part 2)
1. Ryan Gosling Saves Jazz – Top 5 Questions to Accept A Great Job Opportunity & The Conclusion of London Unilever Part 1. 2. Should you Quit your Job? – How to understand where your job satisfaction comes from & if it's time you leave? 3. London Warehouse of Horrors – How do we take a really bad situation in life and make something good? 4. Lord of the Flies Part 2 – The surprise ending, facts, and ridiculous truths left out from this incredible true story from Part 1. To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
39:23
September 20, 2021
S1E8: The Real Life Lord of the Flies, How Six Schoolboys Survived on an Island Alone for 15 Months & How Do I Get More Respect at Work? PLUS Unilever, Pit-bulls, & Cliffhanger Endings (Part 1)
1. How Six Schoolboys survived alone on an island for 15 months! - The Real Life Lord of the Flies! 2. Do you Get Enough Respect at Your Job? And if Not what are the Surprising Ways to Get More Respect? 3. We Go into Story mode with a True Personal Story of the Time I turned Down a Dream Job in London - Unilever, Pit bulls & Cliffhanger Endings To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications. Thanks to our music in this episode For Originz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100700 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
34:29
September 13, 2021
S1E7: How do I Master my Personality to Live my Best Life? The Best Psychometric Test for Career Mastery
1. How do I start doing the things you've always wanted to do In Life?  The Tragic True Story With an Urgent Warning For us All.   2. How do I leverage my personality to live my best life?    3. How do I unlock my strengths & reduce weaknesses & avoid unhealthy triggers?  4. What's the most surprising thing when it comes to personality?   5. Assertiveness Career Training! - For those who struggle to say ‘no’ – it’s time you know more of your RIGHTS…   6. Elon Musk Top Secret Scooby-doo Ending - The question to listeners, did you like this lecture format or was it too boring?   To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
30:40
September 06, 2021
S1E6: How Do We Overcome an Impossible Situation? The Hidden Truth of Venice has the Answer.
1. How Do We Overcome an Impossible Situation?  We can look to the Hidden Truth of Venice. 2. What "Hard Lessons" Are Actually A Symptom of HINT: It's not good news. 3. How Self-Evaluation Leads To Unstoppable Personal Growth. 4. Seneca The Stoic - What Stoic Advice REALLY is: Spoiler alert – it’s NOT about putting up with a bad situation.   To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
25:34
August 30, 2021
S1E5: The Lost Stone Age Tribe That Fooled The World, What Is Your Greatest Fear? & Top 12 Questions to Overcome Fear
1. Who were the Lost Stone Age Tribe of cave dwellers that fooled everyone in the world’s greatest lie?  2. What is Your Greatest Fear? And how is Fear holding you back in your life?  3. What is the ONE key Principle required to bring more Passion and Purpose to Life?  4. What are the 12 Essential Questions to Overcome Your Greatest Fears? To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications. Thanks to the incredible music in this episode:  Consequence - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Confused State - The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100453 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
26:54
August 23, 2021
S1E4: Alchemy Horror Story - Stoic Post-Pandemic Friendship Advice, The Paradox of Wealth, & The Worst Birthday Story Ever Told!
1. How are the dangerous principles of alchemy still in use today? We start with a real life horror story of a very bad day in Alchemy. 2. A true childhood story about a boy named Sergio, Chuck E Cheese, and the WORST birthday Story Ever. 3. How do we apply one of the most underrated and almost forgotten principles of Stoic philosophy to live a better life? 4. How do you define what a real friend is? What is the importance of friends, real friends, best friends, and why do these friendships matter now more than ever.  To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications. Special Thanks To our Artists who made some Incredible Music included in this Podcast: Black Vortex - Scoring Action by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300037 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hero Down by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100880 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Impromptu in Blue by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100456 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
31:54
August 16, 2021
S1E3: Principles & Promises - A Childhood Story about Transformers, Fried Chicken & Principles & Promises + My Underdog Story (Part 2)
1. Fried Chicken & Transformers - A Childhood Story on the Transformative Nature of Principles and Promises. 2. Aristotle - He got a lot of things wrong. But in life we'll all get a lot of things wrong. How do we get the Big Things Right?  3. Part 2 of my Underdog Story - The Rise & The Dark Shadow Forming. 4. A Paradigm Shifting Idea - The Ultimate Promise. To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
29:42
August 09, 2021
S1E2: Career Mastery - The One Life Changing Idea with the Power to Transform Your Career.
1. Career Mastery & The One Life Changing Idea that has the Power to Transform Your Career - Like it did for me. 2. Self-Awareness, Mullets and My Arrested Development - via my Underdog Story & The Three False Beliefs that Hold Us back.  3. Incredible True Forgotten Story of The Hell of Serra Pelada Where Men became Slaves to Their Jobs.  Article & photos: The-Inspired/The Hell of Serra Pelada   To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.
26:12
August 02, 2021
S1E1: Flamingos in Acid Lakes, The Greatest Human Problem, & Welcome To The Authentic You Podcast!
Welcome to the podcast filled with incredible, mysterious, and forgotten real life stories brought to you by The Authentic You Podcast! An entertaining, empowering, profound & educational guide to master the authentic you! In this one-of-a-kind Podcast I'll show you HOW living as the "Authentic You" will reduce workplace burnout, transform your career, and help you live your best possible life. I'll also share the world's biggest, best and most mysterious, amazing, forgotten stories, histories lost in the archives - with valuable lessons worth another look. In This Episode: We Talk Flamingos in Acid Lakes, The Greatest Problem Facing Humanity, and we provide an overview of Season 1. To learn more, show your support, and get free access to over 160 career advice articles visit The-Inspired.com, with articles featured on Fatherly.com, MSN, Yahoo, Flipboard, associated press, newswire and hundreds of other publications.   Thanks to our artists, with music provided by: Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100516 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
30:47
July 26, 2021
Introducing The Authentic You Podcast - Season 1
Welcome to The Authentic You Podcast, my name is Goran Yerkovich, and I’ve worked as a corporate consultant for years in some of the biggest companies, and I’ve seen a lot of things.  I've also spent years researching and writing about life’s most profound truths and the most underrated career advice at my online magazine The-Inspired.com, read in over 100 countries. My goal is to show you the deep, simple, and profound truths that will change how you think. We'll uncover the false beliefs that might be holding you back, the underrated tools to get your career going and mindset strategies to remove your burnout. And exactly what you’ll need in the rapidly changing post pandemic world that’s coming soon.  In Season 1 we start each episode with an incredible story of fact or possible fiction. Of stone age people discovered and of the great lie told, of a blind man who regained his sight but only to find himself lost in complete darkness, I’ll share the unbelievable but forgotten true story where men became slaves to their jobs. We will also dig into one of the biggest problems no one is talking about today, as we continue to fight our way through this global pandemic. And to close each episode we'll cover a valuable lesson to overcome burnout, show you how to face your greatest fears, and why unlocking your greatest strengths is your ultimate tool to career mastery, and to adding more peace and fulfillment in each of your days.
03:36
July 19, 2021