Everyday Insights

Ian McClellan

A video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc. Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support read less
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She Fell Off a Mountain and Somehow Survives - #13 Leah Brown
Mar 8 2024
She Fell Off a Mountain and Somehow Survives - #13 Leah Brown
Leah is a mountaineer who survived a catastrophic fall on Mount Hood with little physical injury but has needed to take a profound journey of emotional and mental healing. We delve into her path from running to mountaineering, her harrowing fall and rescue, and her gradual path to overcoming the trauma. This is a bit of a break from my usual format in that we have a single amazing story to uncover, I hope you enjoy it! She is an amazing person just trying to enjoy life and conquer the challenges that come her way. Check out her blog about the fall to catch up on the story. Key Takeaways: 🏔️🤯 Outdoor pursuits like mountaineering not only challenge the body, but also shape our self-perception and resilience. 🤝💖 Traumatic experiences can highlight the power of community support, reinforcing our trust in human kindness. ⏳🌈 Post-trauma recovery reshapes our perception of daily life, underscoring the need to seek help and embrace grace. Other Links: Crag Rats Pacific Mountain Rescue You Have More To Give, Doug News stories about Leah: OregonLive CBS KOIN Local 00:00 Teaser 00:23 Introduction 01:36 Leah's Story of Falling 07:44 How is she doing now 11:28 Getting into outdoor adventures 15:27 Learning from helping others race 21:14 Shifting from running to climbing 27:51 Talking about the accident 34:36 The Problem with Looking Fine 38:46 The Story the News Missed 44:16 How It Happens 57:37 Get Cozy but Don't Relax 01:06:28 How to Think About the Future 01:10:25 You Have More To Give, Doug 01:14:57 The Amazing Care of the Volunteer Rescuers Don’t forget to like, subscribe, or drop a comment about your favorite insights from my conversation with Leah. Your engagement drives my passion for uncovering the stories that inspire, challenge, and connect us all. Join host Ian McClellan as we uncover the lessons hidden in everyday lives, offering you perspectives that can illuminate your own path. Discover More https://Everyday-Insights.com – Dive deeper into the podcast and become part of our community! Other things I've made: F is for Fan - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#12 Meloney Moore: Education, Beauty, and the Creative Mindset
Feb 7 2024
#12 Meloney Moore: Education, Beauty, and the Creative Mindset
I sat down with the incredibly versatile Meloney Moore, who has had successful jobs in the fashion, spirits, and beauty industry and is now sharing her secrets of success at Savannah College of Art and Design. She leads the relatively new DeSole School of Business Innovation there and is helping shape the future of the beauty business and creative marketing in general. https://www.scad.edu/academics/academic-schools/de-sole-school-business-innovation We delve into Meloney's formative experiences, from growing her worldly perspective at Cornell's Johnson School, to learning to handle global marketing for some of the biggest brands in the world. She also discusses her new found love of Savannah, GA, longstanding support of the Paul Taylor dance company, and one of her favorite student successes, https://www.browngirlhands.com/ Key Takeaways: 🎓+💼 A fulfilling career path can be had integrating industry experience with academia, enhancing educational roles with practical insights.🤝 +💡 Modern education, especially in business, benefits from an emphasis on "power skills" such as collaboration and resilience, underlining the need for interactive and applied learning experiences. 💄+📱 The beauty industry's evolution is marked by a move towards inclusivity and the integration of technology for personalized products, with a potential growth area identified in men's beauty products. 0:00 Teaser Clip and Introduction 01:36 Some of the best years of our lives 03:32 Cornell Wines class and working in the spirits industry 06:48 Dealing with layoffs and making a path 10:06 Becoming a professor at SCAD 13:38 Loving life and easy travel in Savannah 15:56 Learning about the diversity of the world 19:30 Skin reactions and being a beauty 22:19 Technology in Beauty 24:22 Choosing more natural hair styles 26:55 Trying stylists in foreign countries 31:05 Diversity of thought and the artist mindset 35:33 Brown Girl Hands 36:56 Setting a curriculum for a new school 41:15 How will AI shape Creative Education short and long term? 47:16 Social Media expanding reach in an insular way 50:15 Men's Beauty moment? 54:23 The Joy and Pain of Hitting 40 58:54 Supporting Modern Dance 01:03:21 Creating for the YouTube algorithm 01:06:01 Is it Career Success VS Romance? 01:15:10 Figuring out next steps in life Don’t forget to hit like, subscribe, or drop a comment about your favorite insights from our conversation with Meloney. Your engagement drives our passion for uncovering the stories that inspire, challenge, and connect us all. Join host Ian McClellan as we uncover the lessons hidden in everyday lives, offering you perspectives that can illuminate your own path. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#11 Antony Barton - Customer Feedback, Founder-Led Companies, Coaching, and Suburban Farming
Jan 3 2024
#11 Antony Barton - Customer Feedback, Founder-Led Companies, Coaching, and Suburban Farming
Heartfelt wisdom from my guest Antony Barton, a market insights leader with a long career at tech titans like Intel and Meta. We discuss a wide range of topics including his new small business consulting firm https://www.pmfinsights.com/ , what its like working for a founder-led company vs a mature MNC, how influencing peers is the most important business skill, and his favorite thing he has done while raising his family. Key Takeaways: 🚀 Startup Strategy: Antony talks about coaching clients to find the right business for them.💼 Tech Titan Insights: Antony shares his observations on the distinctive aspects of working for major tech companies.🗣️ Influence in Business: A look at how effective peer influence can be a crucial professional skill.🤖 AI and Education: A conversation about the future role of AI in college education.🌐 Cultural Differences: Insights into the cultural distinctions between the US and Canada.👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family and Education: Antony talks about the challenges and considerations in choosing schools for children.🏅 The Rewards of Coaching: Antony reflects on the fulfilling experience of coaching and mentoring children, both in sports and life.🍽️ Culinary Adventures: Antony shares his passion for suburban farming and holiday baking, offering a delightful twist with recipes featuring quince and persimmons. Chapters: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:58 Strategy for Startups 00:05:10 Differences in Tech Titans 00:07:54 Founder-Led Company 00:12:32 Changing the direction of the PC Industry 00:14:32 Importance of engineers knowing the customer 00:17:42 Influencing people is the key business skill 00:20:11 Convincing the CEO the PC wasn't dying 00:28:36 What will AI do to college life? 00:32:40 Culture differences between US and Canada 00:38:25 What do Canadians think of hot-state hockey? 00:41:03 Picking schools for your young kids 00:47:48 Coach your kids 00:51:00 Becoming a personal Coach 00:55:34 Should researchers be topical experts? 00:57:02 Suburban farming 01:01:15 Thyme for the holidays 01:02:01 Baking with Quince and Persimmons 01:03:43 Dealing with family over the holidays Hit like, subscribe, or drop a comment about your favorite part of our conversation. Any of your interaction helps me bring more exciting stories your way! Everyday Insights is a video podcast dedicated to unveiling life lessons through engaging conversations with intriguing individuals. Host Ian McClellan navigates through the myriad experiences of our guests, extracting nuggets of wisdom that are bound to resonate with each listener. Join us as we explore the unknown and celebrate the known, one story at a time. Discover More https://Everyday-Insights.com – Dive deeper into the podcast and become part of our community! Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#10 Jeff Gurtman - Antiquing, AI's Mystery Shopping Challenge, and Parenting for the Long Run
Dec 15 2023
#10 Jeff Gurtman - Antiquing, AI's Mystery Shopping Challenge, and Parenting for the Long Run
Jeff Gurtman is the COO of a market research company and his experience teaches us that happiness is about finding your own path. In this wide-ranging episode we talk about how it is important to surround our kids with good influences, but also how sometimes you need to ignore the pressures of your friends to find what really works for you. We also talk about how AI might impact market research, how his antiquing hobby became both a social escape and quality time with his wife, his learnings from hosting a travel TV show, and the place of college education in the past/present/future. *Key Takeaways* 👨‍👧‍👦 Curating your friend group is important in all stages of life - they have a lot of influence over the person we become. 🛍️Mystery shopping is more than it seems—a nuanced, human-centric field that AI will struggle to replicate ⌚ Apple Watch is a great parenting tool - communication, tracking and a little bit of fun without the addictiveness of a smartphone 00:00:00 Teaser Clip 00:00:28 Meeting through college a capella 00:02:57 Finding the right career after graduation 00:04:57 Venturing into Television 00:05:59 Landing back at Coyle Hospitality Group 00:06:15 Ian's surprising Coyle connection 00:08:47 What Impact Can AI have on Mystery Shopping? 00:10:07 AI in the Context of Mystery Shopping 00:12:17 What is Mystery Shopping 00:16:24 Mystery Shopping is not easy for AI 00:18:52 Homogenized research threat 00:19:22 AI tools you may want, or not? 00:22:00 The excitement and threat of AI helpers 00:25:21 Remote work in the Pre- and Post-pandemic Era 00:28:24 Raising Kids with Unexpected Hobbies 00:29:38 Parenting Challenges and Joys 00:30:29 Advice for a new Girl Dad 00:32:15 Good friends for your kids is the key 00:33:12 Art and Antiques: A Shared Passion 00:34:41 The Art of Restoration and Framing 00:35:12 Having a hobby as a couple 00:35:39 The Antiquing Lifestyle 00:37:23 Running and Ultramarathons 00:38:31 The World of Extreme Running 00:39:50 Is Running Actually Fun? 00:41:38 The Impact of Fitness on Parenting 00:42:39 The Importance of Fitness in Childhood 00:44:07 The Role of Technology in Parenting 00:46:40 Ian's Art Project Plans 00:48:49 The Billion Dollar Question for VR 00:50:09 Technology applied to Market Research 00:51:54 Weird design tricks you don't notice 00:54:52 Should agencies test what they produce? 00:55:54 The Impact of Travel on Personal Growth 00:56:33 The Not-So-Covert Travel Spies 00:58:10 The Role of Loyalty Programs in Travel 00:59:27 Maximizing the Value of Reward Points 01:00:38 The Evolution of Travel Programs and Lounge Access 01:02:47 The Monetization of Lounge Experience and all of travel 01:05:10 How we grow from College to Middle Age 01:08:02 The Influence of Peers in College 01:11:54 How technology altered the modern college life 01:14:36 Reconnecting with College Friends 01:15:04 Screening Pitch Perfect and Friends Finding Success 01:17:54 Finding friend groups in adulthood 01:20:33 Ian's Video Game Recommendations of the moment 01:22:02 Invest In What Your Kids Know Don’t forget to hit like, subscribe, or drop a comment about your favorite part of our conversation. Your interaction fuels our motivation to bring more heartwarming and exciting stories your way! Everyday Insights unveils life lessons through engaging conversations with regular people. Host Ian McClellan navigates through the myriad experiences of our guests, extracting nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to the challenges you face everyday. Join us as we learn from the life stories of our friends. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#9 Brett Cassidy - Danger on the PCT and Staying Adventurous in Fatherhood
Oct 26 2023
#9 Brett Cassidy - Danger on the PCT and Staying Adventurous in Fatherhood
Pack your bags and gear up for an exhilarating episode of Everyday Insights! After a brief hiatus, we're back with a bang, bringing you the adventurous narrative of Brett Cassidy. From the thrill of scaling the heights of the Pacific Crest Trail to the joy and challenges of fatherhood, Brett’s journey is a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. We’ll traverse through his daring escapades on the trail, and how a simple van turned into a vessel of unforgettable memories for his family. Key Takeaways 🏞️ Embracing the Wild: Get inspired by Brett’s daring five-month trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, and the life-altering encounters that ensued. 🚐 Van Life with a Twist: Discover how a van became the nexus between Brett’s love for adventure and his dedication to creating cherished memories with his family. 👨‍👧‍👦 The Dad Venture: Brett’s shift from the corporate ladder to a full-time dad is nothing short of a revelation. Tune in to learn how he navigated this significant life transition. Chapters 00:59 How we met running 04:41 Brett's history in business and outdoor lifestyle 11:40 The pandemic likely created a lot more homebodies 14:10 Feeling successful when you can't see the goalpost 16:20 An adventure van for the family 19:51 Potty time in a camper van 20:59 Family enjoyment enabled by the van 23:06 Day-to-day driving with the adventure van 30:04 Learning more details about hiking the PCT 31:52 Intense and life-threatening situation on first big mountain hike 37:12 Almost became an episode of Ozark or a chapter in Trail of the Lost 39:35 Is that a mountain lion at my tent? 50:32 Trail Withdrawal 51:17 How can you afford the trip? 59:36 Making the decision to be a stay at home dad 01:01:38 What is tough about being a male homemaker 01:02:41 Making friends and finding a third place 01:06:34 Avoiding resentment with one bread winner 01:10:25 Can AI write good music lyrics? 01:12:09 Speeding up design and learning with AI Don’t forget to hit like, subscribe, or drop a comment about your favorite part of our conversation. Your interaction fuels our motivation to bring more heartwarming and exciting stories your way! Everyday Insights is a video podcast dedicated to unveiling life lessons through engaging conversations with intriguing individuals. Host Ian McClellan navigates through the myriad experiences of our guests, extracting nuggets of wisdom that are bound to resonate with each listener. Join us as we explore the unknown and celebrate the known, one story at a time. Discover More https://Everyday-Insights.com – Dive deeper into the podcast and become part of our community! Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#8 Rhoda Yap - Navigating Career Transitions, Global Cultures, and Impact vs Romance
Oct 17 2023
#8 Rhoda Yap - Navigating Career Transitions, Global Cultures, and Impact vs Romance
It's been a minute, but I'm back with an interview I recorded at the beginning of the summer. Get comfy for another interesting episode of Everyday Insights! We’re venturing into the vibrant mind of Rhoda Yap, a globe-trotter with a knack for strategy, retail wizardry, and now a guiding light for ambitious minds at INSEAD, one of the top business schools in the world. With her laser focus on maximizing value, Rhoda has nestled herself in the crucial role of Career Director, orchestrating a symphony of career counselors across France, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore. In this time of career transitions, learn Rhoda's insight into how technology is changing the job-seeking market. *Key Takeaways* 🌐 Navigating Cultures: Delve into the nuances of low-context versus high-context cultures and the art of interpersonal dynamics in a global setting. 🧠 Mind Mapping: Discover the merits of the Myers-Briggs Assessment in understanding one’s place in the professional landscape. ✈️ Joy in Transit: Uncover the whimsical side of business traveling and how it enriches the professional journey. 🎓 The Scholar’s Path: Ever mulled over pursuing a PhD? Rhoda shares the roadmap to embarking on this scholarly voyage. 📚 Levels of Enlightenment: A reflective comparison between different tiers of education and their impact on personal and professional growth. 🔄 The Cycle of Contentment: Exploring how a shift in mindset from zero-sum to abundance can catalyze happiness and success. 💞 High Impact Focus: Rhoda's conscious choice to steer clear of romantic entanglements, channeling her energy into purpose-driven pursuits. *Links* INSEAD: https://www.insead.edu/ The business school for the world, cultivating the minds of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Myers-Briggs Assessment: https://www.myersbriggs.org/ Unveil the layers of your personality and discover your strengths. *Chapters* 00:00 Introduction 07:50 Low context vs high context cultures 11:22 Treating people how they need to be treated 15:46 The value of Myers-Briggs Assessment 28:54 Having fun when business traveling 36:27 Going for a Ph.D. in your spare time 38:37 How to get started on a PhD 44:23 The differences between levels of education 46:59 Zero-sum mindset 50:51 Things turn out better than you plan 52:31 Comparing with others brings unhappiness 59:23 Getting yourself unstuck in life 01:18:30 Parenting is choosing how you spend your life 01:21:53 Knowledge work is under threat, finally 01:27:23 LLMs might boost the difficulty of getting good grades...but in the right way 01:30:30 Is the universal translator all we need for globalism? Everyday Insights is your place for conversations that delve into the challenges normal people face in life. Hosted by the seasoned researcher, Ian McClellan, tune in for a friendly banter that unveils nuggets of wisdom you can infuse into your daily grind. Each episode is a window into the lives of individuals who’ve navigated the ebbs and flows of life, offering a blend of tales and takeaways that resonate with us all. Discover More https://Everyday-Insights.com – Dive deeper into the podcast and become part of our community! Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
#7 Nat Comisar - Music, Alcoholism, and Reinventing Yourself at 50
Jun 2 2023
#7 Nat Comisar - Music, Alcoholism, and Reinventing Yourself at 50
Grab a snack, and get ready for another fantastic episode of Everyday Insights! Today, we're hanging out with the man, the myth, the legend: Nat Comisar. Nat's worn a lot of hats—restaurant mogul, music enthusiast, sober hero, and a total boss in real estate. We're going to deep-dive into his wild ride running Cincinnati's Maisonette, how he's jammed out with life with music as his soundtrack, his epic sobriety journey of 26 years (and counting!), and his unexpected plot twist into real estate. Trust us, you're not going to want to miss this! *Key Takeaways* 🎵 A Life Tuned to Music: Nat's life has been a nonstop jam session, with music as his trusty companion. Learn how the power of music got him through the tough times in work and life. 🍾 Knocking out the Bottle: Nat's knockout punch to alcoholism is straight-up Rocky-level inspiring. For 26 years, he's been rocking the sober life and we're here for all the gritty details. 🏠 From Aprons to Open Houses: If you think you've seen it all, wait till you hear about Nat's career switchup! Spoiler Alert: He's crushing it in the real estate game. Buckle up and let's get into it! *Links* Soul Criminal https://youtube.com/@soulcriminal1053 https://www.facebook.com/soulcriminal/ Soul. Funk. Blues. Roots. Rock. Reggae. Out of Cincinnati, OH. Maisonette: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maisonette A renowned restaurant in Cincinnati where Nat Comisar honed his culinary and business skills. Cornell's Touchtones: https://www.thetouchtones.com/ A music group that Nat Comisar helped start, blending his love for music with his ability to bring people together. Cayuga's Waiters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayuga%27s_Waiters A musical group that Nat was part of, emphasizing the bond between music and camaraderie. *Chapters* 00:00 Introduction 05:25 Music has been foundational to Nat's life 09:10 Helping start Cornell's Touchtones 09:30 ADD, hyperfocus, and self-medicating with alcohol 12:17 Relating Grades and Extracurricular Activities 13:15 The fraternal bond of music 15:36 Getting pulled over with the Cayuga's Waiters 18:09 Mixing Music and the restaurant business 22:46 Prepping the Star Spangled Banner for Stadiums 25:02 Changing the way we learn and arranging a cappella music 28:00 Leveraging your special skills to leave a mark 30:06 Ignoring haters and finding confidence in yourself 34:32 Dealing with Alcoholism 39:13 Dealing with major relationship and business problems 43:02 When your bankruptcy is front-page news 44:38 Reinventing yourself at 50 46:19 Service work ethic brings real estate success 49:17 What is success in the restaurant business 54:00 Working for yourself in real estate 55:18 What do you miss when working so hard 58:05 Waiter reunion 58:45 Struggle finding partnerships that are well matched 01:02:43 Can you find a balance between work and family? 01:05:58 Defining success for yourself and your kids 01:10:19 Each kid following their dream 01:11:56 Will AI impact the real estate business 01:14:09 The best servers trick to make huge tips Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://Everyday-Insights.com - learn more about the podcast and join the community https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
Balancing Passion with Paycheck: a Documentarian's Journey - Ep 6 - Glenn Østen Anderson
May 20 2023
Balancing Passion with Paycheck: a Documentarian's Journey - Ep 6 - Glenn Østen Anderson
Join your host, Ian McClellan, as we dive into the captivating world of Glenn Østen Anderson, an Emmy-nominated documentarian and a dedicated professor of media and communication studies at Catholic University. Glenn takes us through his journey from high school athletics to an esteemed documentarian, highlighting the highs, lows, and all the lessons in between. In this episode, Glenn shares his behind-the-scenes experiences from his latest documentary, "Coogan's Way." This heart-touching film reflects the trials and tribulations of an Irish pub that became an essential part of the Dominican community in Washington Heights during the 80s and 90s. Østen reveals the fascinating journey of documentary film production from the struggle of creating art on a tight budget to the exhilaration of achieving an Emmy nod. Check out "Coogan's Way" at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/coogansway or watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwxgdhimfhc Leave a comment with something you learned from the conversation! *Key Takeaways* 🎓 The road to achieving your passion can be winding but rewarding. Glenn shares his journey from being a high school athlete to an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, teaching us that there is no one set path to success. 🎥 Making art, especially film, requires resourcefulness and creativity beyond just the conceptual level. Managing finances and resources is a key skill. 👥 The influence of kindness and community in any creative endeavor is powerful. From Lin Manuel Miranda's unexpected support to the unity within his small film team, Glenn shows how kindness and collaboration can make a project bloom. Everyday Insights is a video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc. Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life. 00:00 Ep 6 - Glenn Østen Anderson 00:00 Introduction 01:13 Guest Background 07:38 Rivals become friends 08:43 Combining Passion and Career 10:55 Freelancing is tough 12:42 Journalism vs Film Training 18:17 Creating "Coogan's Way" 20:24 Making Art on a Budget 21:31 Emmy nod - Achieving goals the most roundabout way 24:35 Reconnecting with mentors 25:31 Toughest part of making a documentary 28:15 Leaving things on the cutting room floor 29:36 Kindness from Lin Manuel Miranda 30:49 Kindness follows a cause 31:46 Filming as a small team 34:28 Releasing the film and measuring success 35:20 Paying the bills while making art 42:00 Figuring out what is next 47:29 Modern vs Traditional media publishing 56:02 Changing your name for show business 57:59 AI impact on filmmaking 01:06:53 Finding people to work with 01:12:09 From a bar to a family 01:15:03 Similarities between being a teacher and a parent 01:18:09 Success Goals for our kids 01:21:21 Handling Regret 01:24:32 Wrap up #Filmmaking #Documentary #MediaStudies #FilmEducation #emmys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
How a 16-Year-Old Raised Himself and Became a Successful Google Product Manager - Ep 5 - Jeff Chen
Apr 19 2023
How a 16-Year-Old Raised Himself and Became a Successful Google Product Manager - Ep 5 - Jeff Chen
In this episode, we delve into an inspiring conversation with Jeff Chen, a product manager at Google who works on the groundbreaking next-gen 3D video chat solution - Project Starline. We explore Jeff's extraordinary life journey - from raising himself and his family at 16, to his successful career in tech, and his ultimate goal of being a great father above all else. Discover the life lessons and insights Jeff has gained throughout his incredible journey and how they've shaped him into the person he is today. One of the most important lessons to take away from Jeff's story is the importance of balancing work and family life. Success in your career is commendable, but it's vital to remember that our personal relationships are what truly matter in the long run. Prioritize your family and invest time in nurturing those relationships, as they are the foundation of a happy and fulfilled life. Key Takeaways 🔞 Growing up away from your parents: Jeff's sense of responsibility was forged at a young age when he had to raise himself and his family at 16, after his parents had to leave the country. 👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Balancing a successful career and family life: Jeff has found ways to excel in his career and still prioritize being a great dad, understanding that he'd rather leave a legacy of being a great parent than just having a great resume. 👂 Learning from a high EQ partner: Jeff's life was significantly impacted by his partner, who taught him the importance of listening and having the patience to teach. Project Starline article  @TheVerge  Everyday Insights is a video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc. Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life. 00:00 Intro 01:35 Positive Impacts of COVID 08:02 Changing from a life about work to a life about family 11:18 Growing up away from your parents 13:08 Teaching Kids to Be Good 18:54 What is Product Marketing & Product Management 26:11 Succeeding in High School without Adults 28:46 Creative negotiation for tiny budgets 35:45 Learning to listen from a high 'EQ' partner 41:17 Learning the Patience to Teach 42:55 Concerns about AI #Google #LifeLessons #Fatherhood #ProductManagement #Career #Inspiration --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
Master Your Finances like Brad Barrett of ChooseFI - Ep4
Mar 30 2023
Master Your Finances like Brad Barrett of ChooseFI - Ep4
Join me and Brad Barrett, host of the ChooseFI Podcast, https://www.choosefi.com/ as he shares his captivating story of leaving accounting behind to champion the financial independence movement! 🎯 Uncover the secrets to building a booming podcast empire 🎧, and discover how he coaches kids to mastery in swimming, volleyball, and other sports! 🏊‍♀️ Plus, find out how Brad cherishes family time by playing board games and creating lasting memories. 🎲 Key Takeaways 💰Brad Barrett's journey from accounting to the FIRE movement and how he helps people achieve financial independence. 🎙️Tips and insights on building a successful podcast business and forming strong partnerships. 🏆The secret to teaching kids to excel in sports. Learn to calculate your savings rate: https://www.choosefi.com/how-to-calculate-your-savings-rate/ Everyday Insights is a video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc. Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life. 00:00 Introduction 02:57 Background on Brad and Financial Independence 10:43 Calculate your savings rate 18:07 Podcasting Tips 48:32 COVID impact on Podcast 57:43 AI Impact on Podcasting 01:10:41 Forming strong partnerships 01:21:21 Swimming and coaching kids to master sports 01:37:39 Board gaming with the family I hope you enjoy the show and please Like/Subscribe/etc. Leave a comment telling me what you learned or how I can improve the show next time! Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://Everyday-Insights.com - learn more about the podcast and join the community https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors #ChooseFI #FinancialIndependence #FIREmovement #Podcasting #SportsCoaching #SuccessStories #LifeReimagined #MoneyMatters --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
The Secret Weapon to handle a surprise third baby -  Ep 3. Dinesh Mathew
Mar 23 2023
The Secret Weapon to handle a surprise third baby - Ep 3. Dinesh Mathew
Everyday Insights is a video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc. Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life. In this episode, I sit down with Dinesh Matthew, who has had an amazing journey from a chemical engineer at P&G to a marketing research expert at MTV, and now an operations guru at Intel. Discover how Dinesh balances his high-powered career with being a dedicated family man, and learn about his unique perspectives on personal success, AI tools, and even the legendary Tom Brady. I hope you enjoy the show and please Like/Subscribe/etc. Leave a comment telling me what you learned or how I can improve the show next time! 00:00 Intro 01:14 Getting to know Dinesh 10:53 Planning a life 17:00 Choosing to settle down 20:09 Choosing how to spend your time 25:37 Surprise third child 28:24 Getting an Au Pair 32:13 Having a multicultural family 34:37 How will AI impact your career 38:12 Impact on Operations roles 44:45 Did Tom Brady Fail? 47:09 Impact of the negative News Cycle Other things I've made: F is for Fan https://amzn.to/3mF6o3R - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objects Ship It https://store.steampowered.com/app/511700/ - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage. https://Everyday-Insights.com - learn more about the podcast and join the community https://ThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors #familyman #careerpath #worklifebalance #aupair #multiculturalfamily #Operations #tombrady --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support
How puking 60 times a day can lead to success - Ep.1 - Chris Dethloff
Mar 9 2023
How puking 60 times a day can lead to success - Ep.1 - Chris Dethloff
Everyday Insights is a video podcast where we discover life lessons from the stories of our friends. Veteran researcher Ian McClellan leads a series of interviews that delve into the common struggles we all face in life…dealing with change, defining personal success, handling loss, the stages of our career, raising our kids, etc.  Watch each episode to see and hear a friendly long-form conversation that teaches you a new bit of wisdom you can use in your daily life.  If you like the show, consider Supporting me on Spotify! In Episode 1:  Chris is a charismatic market research moderator who has found a path to success even while dealing with extraordinary chronic diseases.  Watch to learn how he: Had to drop out of college because he was throwing up too muchLearned to cope with debilitating Ehlers-Danlos and POTSUsed skill with empathy to navigate lifeBuilt success through setting attainable goalsHad drama with the Best BBQ in Texas Resources The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - a book by Mark Manson that teaches how to focus on what is truly important in life.  Hope you enjoy the show and please Like/Subscribe/Favorite/Star/etc. and leave a comment telling me what you learned or how I can improve the show next time! [00:00:00] Introduction[00:00:48] Background on Chris [00:05:21] Importance of Soft Skills [00:09:30] Metrics for Personal Success [00:17:14] Succeeding through POTS and Ehlers-Danlos [00:22:37] Ice baths and tools to cope [00:30:55] Empathy is a gift [00:39:17] Learning to raise kids [00:45:30] Maintaining relationships with a partner [00:51:34] Setting self-reliant, achievable goals [00:57:55] Brisket and Texas BBQ [01:00:59] Positivity about failure [01:08:22] Utilizing AI Responsibly [01:13:24] Entrepreneurship and Risk [01:15:56] Extro #success #chronicillness #softskills #goalsetting #empathy #parentingtips #grief #careerdevelopment #successmetrics #bbq #icebaths Other things I made: F is for Fan - an activity and learning book for kids who love ceiling fans, windmills, and all spinning objectsShip It - Fast-paced block stacking VR fun in a playful factory setting. Pack a box with colorful shapes, then ship it to earn your wage.Everyday-Insights.com - learn more about the podcast and join the communityThinkOnLabs.com - my house for game development, market insights, marketing strategy, and other creative endeavors --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/everyday-insights/support