The Overlap Podcast

Sid Sexton & Keith Glines

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Attitude of Gratitude #118
Jan 9 2024
Attitude of Gratitude #118
If the writing staff is allowed to cite previous show notes as precedent and therefore indisputable, bedrock fact … and we believe we are … then we feel comfortable once again bringing you relevant words from the Guardian Angel of this podcast, the Patron Saint of Parrotheads and Knight of the Realm Sir James Buffett - “Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes/nothing remains quite the same.” So wise, so succinct, so true … but Sir James doesn’t give us much guidance as to what sort of attitudinal change we might expect. Thank the gods our boys Sid and Keith are here with this week’s Overlap Podcast to help guide us along that sainted path, like two vaguely disheveled John the Baptists - it’s all about the Attitude of Gratitude. Our boys will give us anecdotal answers, radical reflections, factual feelings, perspicacious perspectives and life-changing lessons to start 2024 off in the best possible way. So, forget your troubles, c’mon, get happy and tune in to this week’s Overlap Podcast … and try not to realize that we went a hard Judy Garland turn there with that last reference. We know it doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the conceit here, but Sid and Keith keep us locked in this basement each week until we finish writing and we’ve been here without food and water for 2.5 days so delirium and dysentery have already hit us. Send help, for the love of all that is holy… wait, they’ll see this… it’s been nice knowing you, listeners… (Starts playing “Nearer My God to Thee” on the cello)
Leadership Lessons From Napoleon w/ Chris Bell
Dec 19 2023
Leadership Lessons From Napoleon w/ Chris Bell
Dear listeners, as 2023 comes to a close, we here at the Overlap Podcast ask ourselves a very simple question that really brings everything into focus, a question so purely essential that we can’t believe it has taken us this long to get here to bring this vital information to your every day life, words that will change every facet of your life down to the molecular level - “Hmmm, what would Napoleon Bonaparte do if he was here?” (Sounds of thousands of minds being blown at the same time across the Overlap listening universe) If the man can inspire a ragtag group of Swedish singers to lay down some feel-good disco beats and truly iconic lyrics about an 1815 battle in Belgium that the man took part in and turn it into a defiant win in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and then conquer the world … just saying, there has to be wisdom there for us to use. And to help guide us through avoiding and escaping from the Elbas of the soul, who better to sit along our boys Sid and Keith than a true GOAT of history - yes, boys and girls, it’s the Esoteric Cleric, the Abbot of Antecedents, the History Teacher Preacher himself - Pastor Chris Bell of 3 Circle Church. And since he’s the current Heavyweight World Champion of History (he won the belt in a cage match fight with Jesse “The Mind” Ventura and the late William “The Biographer” Manchester back in ‘09 at Wrestlemania), his insights will be applicable and understandable - something that Keith’s words are seldom able to reach. So, why would you ever refuse? Much like Keith, that history book on the shelf is always repeating itself - so tune in and turn up this week’s episode of the Overlap Podcast because you couldn’t escape if you wanted to, so come on and finally face your Waterloo … woah woah woah woah. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts Follow Chris Bell on Instagram https://www.3circlechurch.com/
10x is Easier than 2x by Dan Sullivan & Dr. Benjamin Hardy #116
Dec 5 2023
10x is Easier than 2x by Dan Sullivan & Dr. Benjamin Hardy #116
Admittedly, the writer’s room was initially paralyzed with fear when we saw the title and topic of this week’s episode, as any combination of numbers and the letter X immediately triggers algebraic and geometric PTSD from years of math classes we were present for but had difficulty fully understanding. But once CCR’s “Fortunate Son” stopped playing in our heads and the internal red strobe lights stopped flickering, we were able to understand that most people will find this week’s Overlap Podcast to be one that is enlightening and empowering. This week, our boys Sid and Keith take a deep dive into Dan Sullivan’s seminal text “10x is Easier than 2x,” which is sentiment true for everything except for the manufacturing of plus-size clothing and garments, as it is indeed more difficult to construct a 10-XL item than a 2-XL one. So, we’re sorry to the haberdashers listening this week - this may not be the best episode for you. For you non-clothiers still reading, what Sullivan is asking us to aim for is the audacious - to propose the idea that shooting for the stars with a 10X growth mindset is actually easier and often more attainable than simply shooting for 2x growth. Our boys will give you personal anecdotes and examples for how the 10x mindset has been a godsend to their business lives so dare to dream and make a moonshot plan for you and your business as we head into this new year filled with endless possibilities. So, get ready to intensify your intentions with greater integers by tuning in to this week’s Overlap Podcast … and to our garment industry listeners … keep calm and carry on … cutting? We got nothing.  Buy 10x is Easier than 2x
Mastering the Art of Planning with the Plan or Get Slaughtered Method #115
Nov 14 2023
Mastering the Art of Planning with the Plan or Get Slaughtered Method #115
The writing staff here at the Overlap Podcast got excited this week when saw the words “Mastering the Art Of” in the show summary because we assumed it was some sort of bizarro tribute to the late, great Julia Child and we had visions of Keith comically slicing off a few fingers while trying to demonstrate how to properly gratinee an onion. And while the writer’s room is sad that isn’t the case (though, logically, we should have known that a business podcast probably wouldn’t pivot to provincial French cooking … especially for a largely audio podcast), you dear listeners will be treated to a much more relevant and necessary Art to Master - Planning - using the terrific teachings of Keith Cunningham’s “Plan or Get Slaughtered” method (and don’t judge him because he shares a name with our Keith … he’s the good, smart Keith). Risk assessment. Meticulous planning. Adaptive Strategies. EOS. (We assume that last one since they always somehow shoehorn it into every episode). All will be discussed, dissected and disseminated by our boys Sid and Keith as they take their talk from the rhetorical to the actual. And an added bonus for this week … well, possibly a minus … you be the judge … you’ll be able to see our boys do this week’s episode via video recording (on YouTube only), broadcast in glorious Technicolor and Stereophonic sound. So, if you want to know what Keith and Sid actually look like (answer: Dollar Tree brand Kris Kristofferson and a thinner, balder Luciano Pavarotti), here’s your chance.  So, bon appetit for this week’s Overlap Podcast … and we warned you about the video, so we aren’t liable for that now… New Video version of our podcast on Youtube! Go subscribe and share, or if you think we have faces for radio just stay right here.  https://youtu.be/rYy4STjwxx4?si=2zAtAXQfL-DNxwnP https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithjcunningham/ https://keystothevault.com/plan-or-get-slaughtered/
Game Plan For Setting Expectations with Chris May
Oct 31 2023
Game Plan For Setting Expectations with Chris May
Stop us if you’ve heard this one - A life insurance agent was meeting with his client about the policy coverage for her husband. The agent asks if she knew the present value of her husband’s policy and she didn’t understand what he meant. To explain, the agent says “What would you get if your husband dies?” The wife thinks for a moment and then replies, “Probably a poodle, I guess.” (Bah dum tiss)   Why are we starting with a hokey opening joke about insurance straight out of the Shecky Green era Borscht Belt school of comedy? Because the writing staff here doesn’t know bupkis about how to combine football and insurance into a working simile or metaphor to honor this week’s special guest star Chris May, the former USA football great and current Insurance Aficionado.   In this week’s episode of The Overlap Podcast, our boys Sid and Keith sit down and do a deep dive into the Art of Setting Expectations (something our boys clearly didn’t do with the writing staff if they thought we knew anything about football … other than Dick Butkus. And we really only know that because it’s hilarious.) Chris will take our boys through an ideal world with clearly set expectations that have basis in real-world on-the-ground data and facts and help them strategize ways to take those expectations from concept to concrete reality.   So, huddle up and hear the plays being called during this week’s Overlap Podcast - we can assure you that it’ll be a definite slam dunk … er, wrong sports ball … hole in … nope, not that one either … grand slam … nope, that’s Denny’s … … … … … insert sports ball reference of choice. (Yeah, that works, right? We’re going with that.) For more visit https://overlaplife.com/
What Are You Optimizing For? #110
Oct 10 2023
What Are You Optimizing For? #110
Other than being a cracker-jack Scrabble word that utilizes some high-point tiles and stretches across some valuable board territory (Triple Word Score, baby), the word “optimization” is tough to deal with, define, understand or turn into a jokey, pop-culture laden opening paragraph for podcast notes, per our writing staff’s usual schtick here at The Overlap Podcast… especially when all the movies and TV shows with “optimization” listed as a subject are all either educational economics films, one episode of The Big Bang Theory and an upcoming documentary about former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (and nobody can make McNamara funny … Kissinger, sure. Al Haig, of course. But McNamara … hard pass).   So, as you may have surmised from the writing staff’s previous winding rant of a paragraph, this week our boys Sid and Keith will opine on optimization, in all its many facets, forms and functions - and it’s not just for business any more, listeners. Yes, our brand new Optimal Optimization Outline can do just about anything you want it to do - align your short and long-term goals, build business initiatives, prioritize your personal life, enliven your endeavors, make Julienne fries, and create up-to-date odds for who becomes the first Space Pope (we’re betting $5 on a thawed-out, re-alived Ted Williams at 27:1).   Well, it’ll do some of those things… probably… we hope. But, there’s only one way to find out, so tune in to this week’s Overlap Podcast to see what Optimization can really do for you. For more of our content and to learn more about us, visit www.overlaplife.com
Make Your Majors Major and your Minors Minor #109
Oct 3 2023
Make Your Majors Major and your Minors Minor #109
Admittedly, the writing staff was tempted to go a lot of different ways for the intro to this week’s episode, potentially riffing on former British Prime Minister and Thatcher successor John Major, the Charlie Sheen helmed baseball comedy “Major League,” an iconic song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in double-timed tempo or a literary analysis of Cole Porter’s showtune standard “Everytime We Say Goodbye.” In the end, we decided that due to a lack of consensus we would embark upon none of those nonsensical journeys and delve straight into this week’s episode - unlike us, we know, but “how strange the change from major to minor,” right? Our boys Sid and Keith will do a deep dive into the best ways to optimize your opportunities, boost your business and maximize your money by helping you understand and unravel the finite differences between major and minor opportunities, which is more difficult than it may seem upon first glance. Oftentimes, a minor opportunity may appear in a major’s garb; likewise, a major get for your business may not seem to be so upon first glance, hence the need for constant vigilance on your part, dear listeners. Our boys will draw from personal experiences they’ve had in their own business careers - the dizzying highs, terrifying lows and plateaus of mundanity that abound throughout. So, no matter if you’re selling cars, fixing air conditioners or composing timeless Broadway lyrical standards, you’ll be able to walk away from this week’s episode of the Overlap Podcast knowing to be able to tell the difference between what could be a barnburner for your business from what … would just be something that would burn down a barn … in the bad way … Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the lantern kind of bad … just ask someone from Chicago to explain…
Epiphany on the Mountain #104
Aug 22 2023
Epiphany on the Mountain #104
What do our boys Sid and Keith have in common with the documentary “Grizzly Man,” the Unabomber, Paul of Thebes and Transcendentalist writer Henry David Thorreau? Well, yes, facial hair, obviously … a general spirit of surlyness, yes, granted … okay, stop guessing … what we were hoping for in your answer was that they all found strength, comfort and well-being being far from the madding crowd out in the coots and hern of nature, specifically mountain nature. (And, thankfully, only one of them used that reflection time out in the boundaries of hither and yon to commit federal crimes … that we’re aware of, since you can’t really keep eyes on Keith 24-7, can you?) In this week’s Overlap Podcast, our boys trade their normal jaunts about EOS into tales involving a different sort of EOS … Eating Off Sticks (hopefully over a fire, though we could easily see Keith eating raw hot dogs). Both Sid and Keith will tell you their own mountain tales and what the time on the mountain did for them and theirs, recounting stories and anecdotes that will make this episode the most important piece of mountain-based popular culture since 2005’s premiere of the groundbreaking film “Brokeback Mountain.” (Draw your own Sid and Keith/Brokeback Mountain comparison joke here, though you’re doing it wrong if the phrase “I wish I could quit you” isn’t part of it.) This week’s Overlap is going straight to the mountaintop, so lace up your crampons, find your good walking stick and don’t forget the poop shovel - a journey of self-introspection, simplicity, togetherness, quiet solitude and a family of raccoons eating your giant bag of puffy Cheetos, much to your chagrin… Links from Keith's Trip Trail Keith took up the mountain  https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/tennessee/mount-leconte-via-rainbow-falls-trail?sh=ueil1x Trail Keith took down the mountain https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/tennessee/mount-leconte-via-the-bullhead-trail?sh=ueil1x How to get a permit to camp on Mount LeConte https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/index.cfm?BCPermitTypeID=1