Category Archives: Audio

Adventures that don’t cost anything

on June 24, 2019 in Audio, Habits, Stories

I’m pleased to appear on Dan Zehner’s Anthem of the Adventurer podcast. In a refreshing diversion from most of my recent podcast appearances, we talk about adventure, challenge, growth, and how to create them. Click to his site or listen below: His notes describe our conversation well: Episode Summary Today, we talk with Josh Spodek, who lives a life full of adventure while teaching at NYU. He’s got some amazing[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on Becoming Your Best

on June 16, 2019 in Audio

Steve Shallenberger brought me back to the Becoming Your Best podcast. We spoke about Initiative, going into more depth on the specific exercises in my book than usual. Steve has high energy, so it was a fast, upbeat conversation. His son, a fighter jet pilot, also interviewed and profiled me in his upcoming book, and I met him in person in San Diego last fall, so we’re becoming family friends.[…] Keep reading →

An anti-magical New York moment

on June 12, 2019 in Audio, Stories

I’m posting an audio story about why my post today is short. Basically a crazy person broke my computer laptop keyboard so I’m posting without a keyboard. Rather, I’m typing this on an NYU computer but don’t know my complicated web page password so have to mail the text to myself so I can copy and paste it using only my mouse on my regular computer. It’s hard posting using[…] Keep reading →

Tastes Good versus Want More, explored in depth

on June 10, 2019 in Audio

I spoke at length on the concept I consider at the root of most major issues of our time: “Tastes Good” versus “Want More.” I explored the distinction in my post five years ago “Want to eat more” and “tastes good” aren’t the same feeling. When you get the “want more” concept, you see it everywhere. I see the industrial revolution as creating labor-saving devices. Teams of mechanical, electrical, and[…] Keep reading →

The Curiosity Warrior

on June 7, 2019 in Audio

Jeff Shaw hosted me on the Creative Warrior podcast. We last recorded together nearly two years ago. We spoke on initiative and passion. Listen to the conversation. From Jeff’s page: A lot of us Creative Warriors have lots of passion but no initiative. We have a dream and a talent, but we often don’t know where to put our energy. We can’t tell the difference between passing fancies and things[…] Keep reading →

Why take initiative in business? Hear me on Smashing the Plateau

on June 6, 2019 in Audio

My friend David Shriner-Cahn brought me back to his Smashing the Plateau podcast. We talked initiative in business, both my book Initiative and the concept. Listen to our conversation. I’m honored and flattered that he used “groundbreaking” to describe my book and work. Since we’ve known each other so long and hosted each other on our podcasts, the conversation was friendly and allowed me to share some from behind the[…] Keep reading →

Full Monty Leadership hosts me on initiative, leadership, and the environment

on June 2, 2019 in Audio

My friend and leadership guru Dov Baron, founder of Full Monty Leadership, hosted me on his podcast. He got me talking about the core of nearly all of what I do. He brings out passions in people. He brings just as much passion, maybe more. Click to listen to the conversation, “Initiative: Bring Your Passions to Life.” What type of person is Dov? Is he just another podcaster, author, and[…] Keep reading →

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