The Briefcase: Osoff, Spicer, and Kalanick Are Out  

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Sarah shares her disappointment in Jon Ossoff's defeat and Beth shares her concern about the level of spending in the race. We also talk about the Nancy Pelosi blowback post-Election Day. We also discuss Sean Spicer changing role within the White House and how many recruitment problems the Trump administration is having

Rebecca had fabulous feedback on her belief that everyone's character traits are neutral and it's all about how they are used - even with Donald Trump. Shannon shared her thoughts on the "texting" case and how repulsive the text were. 

Lastly, we talk about the ouster of Travis Kalanick at Uber and the importance of leading a productive and supportive culture. 


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 22, 2017 is:

bilious • \BILL-yus\  • adjective

1 a : of or relating to bile

b : marked by or suffering from liver dysfunction and especially excessive excretion of bile

c : appearing as if affected by liver dysfunction

2 : of or indicative of a peevish ill-natured disposition

3 : sickeningly unpleasant


"These two men, of hard, bilious natures both, rarely came into contact but they chafed each other's moods." — Charlotte Brontë, Shirley, 1849

"But [newspaper columnist Jimmy] Breslin's greatest character was himself: the outer-borough boulevardier of bilious persuasion." — Dan Berry, The New York Times, 20 Mar. 2017

Did you know?

Bilious is one of several words whose origins trace to the old belief that four bodily humors (black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood) control temperament. Just like phlegmatic ("of a slow and stolid phlegm-driven character"), melancholy ("experiencing dejection associated with black bile"), and sanguine ("of a cheerful, blood-based disposition"), bilious suggests a personality associated with an excess of one of the humors—in this case, yellow bile. Bilious, which first appeared in English in the mid-1500s, derives from the Middle French bilieux, which in turn traces to bilis, Latin for "bile." In the past, bile was also called choler, which gives us choleric, a synonym of bilious.

#104 Master Your Craft & Play Yourself True with Jeremy Piven  

Jeremy Piven, the iconic Ari Gold from the hit show Entourage, is a man that knows about how to play a great character.  But his real life character is more interesting than fiction.  He is a man who has mastered his craft and has lessons to teach on belief, authenticity and overcoming resistance.

TICM 136 | Tom Bilyeu | The Belief System Of A Billion Dollar Company; Quest Nutrition  

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. 

Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

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EP 93: Free Yourself from Yo-Yo Dieting and Binge Eating with Alyssa  

This episode is about disordered eating and yo-yo dieting. Today’s caller, Alyssa, was diagnosed with an eating disorder when she was younger. She has been to therapy to help her understand abuse she endured as a child, but has not yet overcome the effect it had on her. For Alyssa to experience true healing and transformation she needs to make shifts on emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

[For show notes go here:]

Many people have the experience of making progress only to see old patterns re-emerge. It can be discouraging and frustrating it can be to feel like you are backtracking, but you can get off the rollercoaster and experience growth without major setbacks.

During my coaching session with Alyssa, I held a space of compassion for Alyssa without reinforcing her victim story. There were people who would pity her and people she could blame, but pity and blame are not going to stop her from binge eating. In fact, it would trigger the behavior. We can take our power back by making choices that create change. So, I created steps to help her feel empowered.

A lot of people who were abused hold on to weight as a protective measure. because it’s our body’s response to the message from the mind of ‘I want to hide. I want to be invisible.’ If this resonates with you, listen to the podcast I did with Drew Manning, “Transforming Your Inner Critic into an Inner Coach”

Joining my Inner Circle Membership Community is a great place to get support from a loving, high vibe, compassionate community. If you are someone who has dealt with body image issues or eating disorders, and have made it to the other side and would like to know how to turn your pain into your purpose, don’t miss Gabby Bernstein’s Free Training Videos. Plus, I will be announcing a very special bonus for those of you who enroll in Gabby’s Master Class on June 23rd.


Consider/Ask Yourself:

● Do you struggle with gaining and losing weight? Perhaps so much so that you may have an eating disorder.

● Have you processed your issues and made progress in therapy regarding your past, but the old habits keep coming back?

● Do you sabotage your health and well-being? Is it hard for you to be disciplined and stick to a plan?

● Do you feel safe to be seen?

Alyssa’s Question:

Alyssa would like to know how to move past her eating disorder for good.

Alyssa’s Key Insights and Ahas:

● She has always felt not good enough.

● She’s forgiven people from her past.

● She didn’t feel safe as a child.

● She feels she should be beyond her issue.

How to Get Over It and On With It:

● She shouldn’t identify with herself as a victim.

● She needs a behavioral shift to make her feel safe in her body.

● She needs to send love to a picture of her younger self.

● She needs to reframe the belief that she can trust people.

● She should ask God to help to make her feel safe and protected.

Action Steps:

● If you have a re-emerging pattern like binge eating, what’s the payoff? It’s serving a purpose. Do some journaling as to what purpose it serves.

● If weight is something you struggle with move, into acceptance. Ask the weight what it needs. When you get the answer, create your own holistic treatment plan. Pick one thing on the behavioral, emotional, mental, and spiritual level you can commit to.


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Ep #35: 3 Business Lessons  
Today, we have the Birthday Special Podcast to celebrate our CEO's birthday.   

In this episode of "The Marketing Nerdz Podcast", CEO "Karan Dharamsi" speaks about the top 3 Business Lessons that will help you analyse your Business and give you a deeper understanding of what you need to do in order to scale your business 10x.

  When you are running a business, there's never a day that goes by without any challenges.Each time you face and overcome these challenges, you grow as a person and along grows your Business.    Speaking about his own personal experiences, Karan shares the 3 most important Business lessons he has learnt over the last one year.
  Here is the first of the 3 business lessons:   Don't be emotional, be rational.   As simple as it sounds, there are times when our emotions get the better of us. They rule most of our decisions and thoughts related to work.   But that is the #1 thing to consciously avoid when it comes to Business. Especially when it comes to building your team, your job is to make sure you do the right things and not to get people to like you!   Or even when it comes to re-construction or re-structuring your team, If you are trying to save one, you may end up risking the entire ship!   If you too are facing a situation where you can't find the rational answer, chart down your rational and emotional decisions, judge the pros and cons. Give yourself a good 24 hours to go back to the list and then make the final decision. Since it will no longer be a decision made in the spur of the moment, it will be a rational and not emotional decision!    Here is the second of the 3 Business Lessons:   Be flexible in Business.   Giving his personal example, Karan shares how out of all the product launches made in the last one year, a couple of them did not really take off.    Sometimes, we try to solve a problem or sell a product which is not really what the customers want.   Innovation and experimenting something new is a great idea, but always analyse and check whats working for you and be ope and flexible to other options.   Some campaigns which you think are just basic and might not generate revenue, will work the best for you and will get you the major chunk of your revenue!   So be flexible, test different things keeping your personal judgements aside!   And the 3rd and the last of the 3 Business Lessons is:   You need to cut down on the wrong IMMEDIATELY!   It always takes just one wrong person to distort or ruin your entire team, work attitude of your team members and overall work culture. Do not let anyone spread negativity like wildfire.   Have the team which is aligned with your vision and mission.   These rules may sound harsh to some, but give it a thought...   Is it okay to risk all your dreams and visions by having someone or protecting someone who would end up pulling down your business or even worse, shut it down completely?   And here's an additional lesson to ensure growth and expansion of your Business in your desired direction:   Have a look at yourself, introspect yourself too!   You are the leader and people will follow and mirror your belief and goals. Are you positive about your goals? Are you leading them in the right direction?   Be the leader that will help you achieve your goals and if not, find a leader who can lead your team in your direction!   And remember, avoid all kinds of negative thoughts, people or energy. This itself will help you grow your Business 10x along with these 3 business lessons.   So to conclude, here are the 3 business lessons you always need to keep in mind and implement: Don't be emotional, be rational Be flexible in Business Cut down on the wrong immediately Hope you too find and grow your team which is aligned to your vision and together they help you grow your Business 10x.We wish you all a very prosperous professional year ahead.   And if you want to know about the other Business Lessons from his personal experience, subscribe today to our YouTube channel: The Marketing Nerdz. 
Phyllis Allen: Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks  

For years, Phyllis Allen found her belief in the social movement of the times: from civil rights to Black Power. Now in her 50s, she is finally able to believe in the woman she is.

Ombudsman report into Victoria's Metropolitan Fire Brigade reveals 'blatant nepotism that beggars belief'  

Victoria's Ombudsman says it's uncovered evidence of nepotism in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The MFB says the staff involved are no longer employed at the service and it's referred the matter to police. The National Public Service Commissioner says there needs to be stronger leadership to stamp out misconduct.

Author Wendy Behary on Narcissism and High Performance  

Wendy Behary is a founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck Institute). Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. She is the author of "Disarming the Narcissist -- surviving and thriving with the self-absorbed” translated in 10 languages. Narcissism and world-class achievement have an interesting relationship. When we think of those who excel on the world stage, it'd be easy to conjure up a story that they have a deep inner belief that they can be the absolute best in the world (that's actually not the case, as we've come to learn from many of the folks on the Finding Mastery Podcast. But for those who do hold that belief -- THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME BECAUSE I’M THAT IMPORTANT AND SPECIAL --is when my antenna tends to attune to the concept of narcissism. It's the excessive self-centered vanity and lack of regard for others that is one of the hallmarks of narcissism. We can all be self-absorbed, needy….. display narcissistic behavior from time to time…that's not what this is about….it's when the sense of grandiosity is so pervasive that it impairs daily functioning with others, and in essence, within themselves. Narcissism is named for the Greek myth of Narcissus—who was a hunter and when he saw his own reflection in the water, he fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. He stared at his reflection until he died. The way I like to simplify narcissism, is that the person can't tell the difference between himself and everyone around him -- everyone then becomes a reflection of his him -- in which gives him the right to use them as extensions of his own self-worth (even if that means public embarrassment). There was an interesting piece of research in the Journal of applied sport psychology, 2013, by Ross Roberts and team -- where they found that the more narcissistic a person was, the less they benefited from psychological skills training - in other words, all you had to do for them, is turn on the lights, and they came alive. If you have ever thought, am I'm living with or working with a narcissist, or am I a narcissist? Wendy provides ways to tease that out. She dives into why so many elite performs are narcissists, and how we can be more effective with living and working with them.

Episode 27: BABE CHAT with Caroline Birgmann on Branding, Self-Belief, Burnout, and the REAL Life of a Lady Boss  

Caroline and I connected about a year and a half ago after noticing that she Instagrammed a VERY beautiful picture of my book, Girl Code. Turns out she was hosting a book club at Kate Spade in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and Girl Code was her first pick. We connected immediately and after a nearly 2 hour phone call I KNEW that this girl was one of us. She is brilliant, beautiful, and bubbly. In this episode we talk a lot about personal branding, self-belief, burnout and the life of a lady boss. We'll dive into some of the biggest mistakes Caroline made in the beginning of her career and how she bounced back. If you’re a female entrepreneur I think you’re really gonna love this one!

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FDR3714 Crime and Punishment | Vox Day and Stefan Molyneux  

Book Summary: “Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in Saint Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov, in an attempt to defend his actions, argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a vermin. He also commits the murder to test a theory of his that dictates some people are naturally capable of such actions, and even have the right to perform them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov compares himself with Napoleon Bonaparte and shares his belief that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.”

Vox Day is a multiple-time Hugo Award nominee who writes epic fantasy as well as non-fiction including “SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police” and “Cuckservative: How "Conservatives" Betrayed America.”

Vox is also a professional game designer and maintains a pair of popular blogs, Vox Popoli and Alpha Game, which average millions of pageviews each month. He is the lead designer of next-generation Wikipedia replacement Infogalactic and also runs Castalia House publishing.

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How Duaa Works  

This Khutbah was recorded in Frisco on 04/21/2017. We have this common belief that when we make duaa, Allah will immediately solve our problem, otherwise He is not happy with us. In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan teaches us that this can’t be further from the truth. A simple look at the trials of...

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EP67: Boost Self-Belief with These 10 Steps  

What do you believe in? Belief is the foundation for so many things in our lives. On this week’s episode, Josh and Shelby give you a sneak peak at this month’s issue of SUCCESS focused on the power of belief. They sit down with cover figure Bishop T.D. Jakes for a quick chat. Associate Editor Jamie Friedlander reads an excerpt from her moving story Me of Little Faith. And Josh and and Shelby go through some action steps you can take to bolster your self-belief.

NL Interviews: Arun Shourie  

Arun Shourie, former Union Minister, economist, journalist and author, discusses his latest book Two Saints: Speculations Around and About Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharishi. The concept of the book is to bridge the gap between inner consciousness and science. Shourie explains his attempts at understanding faith and the psychological impact of belief. He and Trehan talk about scientific explanations for near-death experiences and the role of the human mind in supporting such acts.Shourie explains how "the government has become an event management company."

#9: DIANA NYAD, Swimming from Cuba to Florida  

Diana Nyad is the only human being to successfully swim the 111 treacherous miles from Cuba to Florida. That fact alone stops us all in our tracks. The ONLY human being. But that is only one piece of Diana's story. The arc of ultra-endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's life so far is anything but traditional or predictable. What she has endured and also chosen to endure is remarkable in every sense of the word.  Simultaneously coming to terms with an abusive childhood and understanding the fleeting nature of our individual human experiences led her down a path of chasing unthinkable dreams and living with fierce passion and personal belief. Accomplishing numerous swimming feats by the time she was in her 30s, she hung up her cap and goggles for 30 years before embarking on a goal that still captivated her decades later. Learn how the combination of Christopher Reeves' influence, a chance conversation with a Holocaust survivor, the death of her mother, turning 60, and reading Mary Oliver's poem, The Summer Day, led Diana to step into the water on Cuban shores convinced she would make the swim to the shores of the Florida Keys.  You will be shocked and moved by this conversation, and Diana's plea to live to your fullest potential will both give you the chills and light you on fire. You may re-evaluate the excuses you've been telling yourself, perhaps for years. Like Diana, you, too, may deeply consider Oliver's poignant, poetic question: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  For full show notes, visit:

Naked Bible 162: The Evil Eye  

The “evil eye” was a widespread superstition in the ancient world, one that continues on into the present day. The belief that one could cause someone harm merely by looking at them, or cast a spell over them by the same means, shows up in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamian, Greece, Rome, and Rabbinic writings. But does the Bible contain any reference to the notion? This episode explores biblical references to having an “evil eye” and discusses the meaning of those references in biblical thought. Select References: Marie-Louise Thomsen, “The Evil Eye in Mesopotamia," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 51:1 (1992): 19-32 Edwin M. ...


Gabor Maté is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician who specialises in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology, as well as the study and treatment of addiction. In Dr. Maté's approach to addiction focuses on the trauma his patients have suffered and looks to address this in their recovery,with special regards to indigenous populations around the world. His book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, close encounters with addiction, Dr. Maté discusses the types of trauma suffered by addicts and how this affects their decision making in later life. He is also widely recognised for his perspective on attention deficit disorder and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. He has authored four books exploring topics including attention deficit disorder, stress, developmental psychology and addiction.Chapters:00:00 Trailer.02:43 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.05:51 Brian’s introduction.06:27 What Gabor learned about addiction from 12 years in a downtown Vancouver clinic.14:20 Can addiction be cured?19:08 Gabor asks Brian if he has any type of an addiction.33:17 The kind of society behind the war on addicts in the Western World.41:40 Society’s reaction to Gabor’s views on the causes of trauma and addiction.47:53 Will there not always be childhood trauma or something in peoples’ lives, to explain addiction?52:08 Is addiction a modern phenomenon?56:38 Post traumatic syndrome disorder (PTSD) stems from trauma in childhood.59:35 Bold statement from Gabor that childhood trauma manifests itself in chronic diseases.1:07:04 Explanation of Brian’s Ayahuasca experience.1:11:20 Why Gabor experimented in plant medicine, what he learned and its use in helping people.1:18:14 Research renaissance into psychedelics science and their usage.1:20:21 Gabor talks about his own childhood trauma.1:25:45 Optimism for future of healing looking at people’s body and life experience as a whole.1:27:36 The rational solution for combatting drug use and providing better addiction treatment.1:33:58 What parents can do to give their child the inner strength to avoid trauma.1:40:29 Success secrets.1:41:15 Gabor’s plans for the future.1:44:40 Phone call to the 20 year old Gabor.1:46:35 Best advice ever received.1:48:56 Advice to the 20 year old listening who wants to make the changes Gabor has talked about.1:50:35 Brian’s summing up.Notes:Dr Gabor Maté website Gabor Maté on Facebook Gabor Maté TEDx talk Gabor Maté on Wikipedia the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It On to your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers discussed:The Culture High (film) (film) Empire by Shashi Tharoor Free State

How Duaa Works – Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan  

This Khutbah was recorded in Frisco on 04/21/2017. We have this common belief that when we make duaa, Allah will immediately solve our problem, otherwise He is not happy with us. In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan teaches us that this can’t be further from the truth. A simple look at the trials of all

A new politics?  

"The election has left many people wondering if politics has morphed into a wholly new condition" writes John Gray. He reflects on whether politics really has been turned upside down by a momentous election. He argues that the situation is not unprecedented but says "the election has punctured what was the ruling illusion of our age - the belief that we'd left behind the ideological antagonisms of the past". Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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