Episodes

Why People Matter with Starbucks Founder Howard Shultz

Is it possible to build a business that’s not solely focused on a profit but rather puts the best interests of its employees first? You might be surprised to learn that a huge percentage of the most successful companies in the world have that as a core philosophy. In today’s show we’ll hear from Starbucks founder Howard Shultz on the importance of putting people first.

Show Notes:

Original Video of Howard’s Clips

This I Know – Terry O’Reilly

Finding True Balance with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

We hear a lot about finding balance in work and in life. But what does that really mean? And how is that even possible without becoming so stringent that we can’t do anything spontaneous or interesting without coming out of balance? In today’s show Erin and Jeremy will be hearing a collection of thoughts from thought leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Let’s get started!

Show Notes:

Original Video of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Why Your Flaws Might Actually Be Your Strengths

Is it possible that the things you view as flaws might actually be your strengths? And how do our strengths play a role in finding what we’re passionate about? That’s the topic of today’s Pick the Brain Podcast when we’ll hear two articles on the topics of viewing our flaws as strengths.

Show Notes:

PTB Article Why Your Flaws Are Actually Your Strengths

PTB Article The Key to Success Might Just be Joy

Warren Buffett’s Top Tips for Success in Life and Business

On this episode of the Pick the Brain Podcast we’ll hear from one of the most successful investors of all time, Warren Buffett. Besides being a multi-billionaire, Warren is known for being a wonderful humanitarian and entrepreneur. Today we’ll break down a mix of his top tips and strategies for success in life and business. Let’s jump in!

Show Notes:

Full Original Video

If You Want to Change the World Start by Making Your Bed

On this episode of the Pick the Brain Podcast United States Navy Admiral William H. McRaven delivers a speech about the importance of making sure you are doing little things in life like making your bed and never forgetting the importance of leaning on those around you to help you paddle where you want to go. Ready for a fantastic speech from a fantastic Admiral? Let’s jump in!

Show Notes:

Original Commencement Address Given at the University of Texas

Don’t Wait. Light Up the Night with Peter Dinklage

Are you facing a change that you’re not sure you have the courage or permission to face? On today’s episode of the Pick the Brain Podcast we’ll hear an inspiring speech from Peter Dinklage about his experience working at a data processing company for several years, almost abandoning his dream of becoming a successful actor, which is what he is today.

Show Notes:

Original Speech from Peter Dinklage at Bennington College

5 Rules to Follow to Find Your Spark

Are you someone who always sees what’s in the way of what you want instead of what you actually want? Today’s show features a segment of Simon Sinek’s speech from UshersNewLook, a foundation empowering and preparing youths for leadership. Simon gives his 5 rules for following your spark and inspires us to go after what we want out of life.

Show Notes:

Source – Original Video

Tips for Managing Stress and Feeling Overwhelmed

In today’s world it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out by daily responsibilities, career and family obligations, as well as everything else that seems to come our way. In this episode Erin and Jeremy will discuss tips for managing stress in a stressful world from Prince Ea as well as techniques to help us calm our minds while we’re trying to fall asleep.

Show Notes:

Prince Ea’s How to Get Rid of Stress in 60 Seconds

PTB Article: Too Stressed to Sleep? Here’s How to Relax

Free Yourself From Being a Slave to Money

Are you a slave to money? Many people feel like they are. It might not be fun to talk about but money is one of the most important topics that we need to address in order to have a successful life. Ack, just thinking about the topic of money turns people’s stomach – but it doesn’t have to. In this episode Erin and Jeremy discuss tactics to free yourself from feeling like a slave to money and how to keep it from damaging your most important relationships.

Show Notes:

PTB Article: Are You a Slave to Money?

PTB Article: Don’t Let Finances Ruin Your Relationship

Finding True Vision: How the Blind Can Lead the Blind

Today’s show features an incredible message from speaker Vera Jones (verasvoiceworks.com) on her experience with finding your true vision. Vera is a hall of fame athlete, broadcaster, and speaker whose experience as a mother taught her incredible lessons about the blind leading the blind.

Show Notes:

Full Speech: How the Blind Can Lead the Blind

Vera Jones