This particular story, and this particular guest, comes from that time in my life, about 6-7 years ago. I was working as a “campus advocate” for the Zionist Organization of America, Michigan Chapter - and I’d like to point out that I was a contractor and not a full time employee because they didn’t really have a lot of money in their budget for me, and I was paid on the conditions that I would improve the profile of the ZOA from being a hard-right Jewish and Israeli group and help spread the good word about Zionism across college campuses and raise money from younger generations. Hilariously, I made more friends on the “other side” of that debate arena than I did in my own “Jewish community” while in that role.
Part one of my interview with Amer: This is a storytelling podcast where I’ve shared stories from my many lives lived and hats worn, and I’ve had guests on to do the same. This season is focused around guests sharing their experiences and getting their voices out there. I think it’s important for us all as humans to share our stories with one another. My guest this week is, well… I’ll let him introduce himself… but one of the more interesting stories I have from a period of my life that not many people expect to hear about involved an ultra-conservative political fundraising group, a comedian, a guy that supports a group that I was told were terrorists, and an open political discussion and panel event with about 2 or 3 hundred people that weren’t necessarily going to be as receptive to this whole situation I engineered as I was.
This is the second part of the interview I did with John Mac. We discuss our meeting, his ideas for what I could do to change my life, and how he coaches people to get out of the ruts that they're in and get moving on a different path. We discuss how we ourselves were trapped and felt like we needed changes, and how we had to face fears and have shifts in our mindset to accomplish our goals. Check out more of what John Mac does at: motion-effect.com
The Reddest Beard Podcast focuses on storytelling and sharing the human experience. Guests of the show in Season 2 share their experiences, their struggles and hopes with us. Tune in to hear great stories from amazing people.
Season 2 premier is out! My first interview of the season is with my friend and business coach, John Mac. We get together to record this episode in our open talk format coming off the heels of the "F*ck You But Thank You 2020" event that I hosted and he headlined. Part one tells his back story, where he came from, what his formative years were like. Part two tells about how we met and his advice that helped me change my path and get into the realm of creativity - exactly what he coaches people to do! Check it out.
Season 1 finale of The Reddest Beard Podcast. I thank all of my listeners for their love and support so far. I tell the story of a conversation that changed my outlook on my life. I share the good things, and the bad, from the last year.
This is a two part episode where my friend and guest Nick Lappen chats with me about life abroad - what it's like to be away from home, the "cultural iceberg", our "waterfall incident" and much more. Check it out