Lost Tapes: Carl David on Depression & Suicide

February 21, 2017

My first foray into writing was in college in the school newspaper when I had a grudge about the disgusting food quality.  The article was pretty funny but scathing so they wouldn't let me sign it.

My next work was an article in the American Art Review in May 1978, about Martha Walter, an American impressionist artist, whose estate we represented. 

In 1981 I authored, "Collecting & Care of Fine Art" published by Crown in New York.  It revealed the truths about the art market and separated them from the hype which was so widespread.  It was a factual expose for which I received significant flack from many colleagues, but someone had to tell the truth and protect the collectors.

My latest book, "Bader Field" has just been released by Nightengale Press.  It is a heart tugging memoir about my father, Samuel David, the legendary art dealer whose life was taken way too early, and how my brother and I had to step into the front lines of the third generation family business to live out his dream, all the while trying to survive emotionally after the devasting loss of our brother only eight years earlier.  The book is a journey of love, forgiveness and acceptance which begins at Bader Field (in Atlantic City), the oldest airfield in the country, the last place I saw my father.

It is my hope that "Bader Field" will help those who have had less than ideal fathers growing up to break the chain of negative influence and become much better fathers themselves when it is their turn to assume the role. 

An even greater aspiration for me is that this book reach deep into the mind of anyone who is contemplating taking their life and show them that they are not alone, that there is always another answer, another way, no matter what.  Those so desperate need to know that they don't just destroy themselves, but everyone around them as well; their family, friends and acquaintances. I pray that my perilous journey through those darkest days will bring light and hope to anyone on that final path, and draw them back.

Learn more at http://www.authorsden.com/carledavid


Lost Tapes: Cait Flanders - Minimalism, Shopping Ban & Debt Repayment

February 14, 2017

Hi, I'm Cait! I originally started this blog to document my debt repayment journey. After paying it off, I embraced minimalism, tossed 75% of my stuff and completed a two-year shopping ban.

Each week, I share stories and lessons I'm learning in my pursuit to become a more mindful consumer of everything. I'm also writing my first book, The Year of Less (Jan 2018), with Hay House.

Learn more at http://caitflanders.com/


Lost Tapes: Brandon Epstein - Zen Dude Fitness

February 7, 2017

Hi there. We’re Dan and Brandon. We’re the Zen Dudes. We created Zen Dude Fitness because we lost 130 lbs. collectively after years of struggling to attain the physiques we desired. 

How did we do it? We made fitness part of our lifestyle rather than a monotonous daily task. On this site, we share the beliefs that help keep us at 6-8% body fat 24/7/365.

Learn more at http://zendudefitness.com/


Lost Tapes: Alex Barker - Build Your Successful Side Hustle

January 31, 2017

Head hustler Alex here, and if you’ve ever asked yourself:

How do I break free of my 9-5?
How can I start an online business while working full time?
How can I manage a business while raising a family?
How do I scale my business to replicate my day job?

Or if you just want to talk to someone who is working full time and has a side hustle generating a few thousand a month…

…You’re in the right place!

Here’s how I will help you get ahead in life and work

There is a huge gap between working full time and running a successful job-free income business. I’m here to bridge that gap.

Here’s the deal:
I believe busy full time workers who want to build a successful side income business MUST become experts in a lot of areas fast.

You must listen to the right people online, the experts who will show you step by step formulas for growing a side business.

Instead of reading hundreds of books, listening to the podcast carousel of “experts” that are trying to sell you on a product, and trying strategies from gurus who are doing entrepreneurship full time unlike you…

Come visit http://alexbarker.co/ to learn more!


The Last Podcast by Zephan Moses Blaxberg (Produced by Avenues Audio)

December 13, 2016

Produced by Avenues Audio in Baltimore, Maryland.

It’s not an easy thing to say goodbye, especially when it’s a project that you’ve poured countless hours and dollars into. The return on this investment is NAN as they would say in calculator talk or “not a number.” I don’t think you could possibly calculate how I have changed as a person since beginning this journey two years ago and it’s certainly not over. It’s just getting started.

When I decided to put my business on hold to travel hack and couch surf around the country in fall of 2014, I set off to find out who I really was when you remove the securities of having your car with you and being able to leave at any time or the security of knowing where you will sleep the next night, what you will eat etc.

It’s like an onion and I had to peel away the layers.

I think it’s one of the biggest reasons why people get to their late thirties or even early forties. They never actually took the time to learn to be alone with themselves so when they’re abandoned by a lover or family member and they feel alone, they’re frightened by the person they find in that space.

I’ve had a lot of good and bad role models in my life. The Year of Purpose Podcast was a method for me to learn from some of the happiest and most successful people in the world and it certainly achieved that.

I’m trying to think of something witty to say at this point in time because I feel like the podcast deserves that but nothing is really coming to me.

But my message to the world is here, in this episode, it’s “be here now.” Even I lose sight of this from time to time and that’s ok. But if you set up a few constant reminders that all you have is this moment and this time and place right here, right now, then maybe you too can be on your way to living life to the fullest.

Since this podcast episode discusses what it has been like over the last two years of my life and how I’ve changed, what I’ve learned and it’s shared some of the people I’ve met, I’ll take a moment to share what is next in my life for all who are interested.

As we move into 2017, I’m moving!

I have a beautiful girlfriend and we are moving into an apartment together which will bring a whole new world of struggles, learning lessons and adventures. I’m currently in the process of teaching myself how to find crafty DIY projects on Pinterest so that I can redo a coffee table and dining room table that I bought on Facebook marketplace for $35. I’ve always been relatively handy but never an ‘arts and crafts’ person. I’ve considered documenting the struggle (I mean process) in some YouTube videos and building up a following on YouTube. I’ll save that idea for a later date but don’t throw that one away just yet.

One of the big projects I took on in 2016 that will be expanding in 2017 is passive income. I created an online coaching course for videographers and it’s called Videographer Masterclass. I taught two 8-week courses to people around the United States and had a lot of fun doing it. Many of them are now crushing it in their business and I’d like to improve it and help improve the lives of other videographers just like me who want to have the freedom to do the things life was given to us for.

So I’ve taken the course and turned it into an online course. I’m hoping to expand and add more content as I go but it will now be called Six Figure Filmmaker. It should be launching January of 2017.

My video business, ZMBmedia, is still growing quite well. I’ve considered rebranding because it’s been called ZMBmedia since before it was a legal entity and while that means a bit nostalgically to me, it doesn’t mean much to the outside world. I’m thinking of developing a creative or an alliance with other local videographers, building out my team and taking it to the next level. I haven’t really decided what will happen to is just yet because truthfully I have too much work and haven’t had a free moment to take a week and brainstorm.

One of the best things I did this past year was I paid myself to take a week off from my work. Perhaps it’s something I’ll do again so that I can determine where the business will go next.

A lot of people are wondering where the podcast will go in the new year because I don’t have plans to update it at the moment after this last podcast episode. My plan is to leave it up and keep paying for my hosting website Podbean to host it. They’re extremely affordable and they’ve been good to me. I want to see what happens if I leave these 150+ episodes out there for the world and let them fly organically. I know that most things don’t go very far unless you pay for Facebook ads or something like that but who knows. Maybe someone will pick it up and write a great article about it.

As for publishing, I now have 4 books out. There’s Life Re-Scripted and the Greatfull series of coloring books. I really enjoy the process of self publishing and I certainly plan on doing it more. Right now, I’m thinking of taking the transcripts of the podcast interviews and converting those into a book series so that if the podcast were to ever be taken off the air, at least the content can still live on.

I’m also thinking of writing a book about outsourcing because I’ve been a master of it ever since I read Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Work Week. I may write a book about adventures in travel hacking and just hacking in general. I really love the idea of finding loopholes, avoiding the ‘system’ and sticking it to the man. I’ve thought about taking my videographers course and turning it into a book as well.

There are so many amazing ideas and self publishing is so fun that I could certainly see myself doing it much more.

How about health?

Well, moving into the winter and fall time is always tough for me. I was never one to enjoy the cold weather and I always said if I moved somewhere that never had snow I could be really happy. Perhaps that will happen in the future!

As I move into my new ventures, I think health is going to take a bigger priority. Moving in with a significant other means carefully planning meals out and shopping for the week, meal prepping and more. I’m excited to have a kitchen of my own that doesn’t get shared with three other dudes. I want to take my nutrition to a whole other level and get back into shape. Last year I was crazy serious about rowing and was at the boathouse 3-4 days a week. I lost a lot of my speed and strength this Summer while I was traveling Europe because despite walking 10 miles every day, I wasn’t lifting or doing anything to strengthen myself. I look forward to getting that back. I’m even thinking of challenging my girlfriend to do P90x or the Insanity Workout by Beachbody. I’ve done Insanity before and it kicks your butt.

I’ve tossed around the idea of creating a Vlog Casey Neistat style. It’s a shame he stopped is show but he sold his company Beme to CNN and is now going to work with them so I don’t blame him. The last estimate I saw was a $25 million deal. I’d take $25 million to stop vlogging daily too.

Lots of things will be happening over the next year and if you’ve stuck it out with me this long, please don’t think that this is the end of me sharing my journey.

In a sense, it’s really just a new beginning.

There are far too many emotions swirling in my head right now but all I can say is if you were a listener of the podcast, thank you. If you were someone I met on my travels, I appreciate you. If you heard about me but never introduced yourself, do it. If you have a big dream and want to do something that you don’t even think is possible, do it anyway.

We never know what tomorrow has in store for us and many of us don’t find that out until we’re sitting in a hospital bed. Don’t be the person that woke up in a hospital bed thinking, “Oh shit, there were so many more things I wanted to do before I got here.”

Your time on this earth is limited.

Don’t make any more excuses to go out and accomplish what it is you want to do.

Stop saying that you have obligations as an excuse.

Your only obligation is to leave this earth a better place than how you found it.

Zephan. Out.


Creating Extraordinary from Nothing with Stephen Shedletzky

December 6, 2016

Stephen Shedletzky strives to engage people in meaningful ways. He supports leaders and teams as they create environments where their people feel inspired to go to work (and feel safe and valued while they are there), so they can go on to accomplish remarkable things.

As the founder of his company, InspirAction, and head engagement officer with Simon Sinek’s team at Start With Why, Stephen serves those inspired by the movement to inspire and live in service to others. He speaks, leads workshops, consults and coaches to help leaders and organizations discover, articulate and live their Why–their driving purpose, cause, or belief, with clients including the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Ontario Provincial Police, Rutgers University, Travel Alberta, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and the Toronto Management Exchange.

Stephen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with an Honours in Business Administration, focusing on leadership, communication, and strategy, and also co-hosts and co-produces the Start With Why Podcast, downloaded in over 150 countries worldwide.


The Art of Likability with Arel Moodie

November 29, 2016

Arel Moodie is a national best selling author and has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been personally acknowledged for his work by President Obama.

Inc. Magazine called Arel a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top American entrepreneurs under 30 years old joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

Essence Magazine said “Arel should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories…He is America’s Top Young Speaker.”

Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Portfolio, Fox Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, & USA Today.

Arel was named by the prestigious St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland as one of the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.

Black Enterprise Magazine named Arel as one of their “Tycoons Under 35”.

Arel Moodie has giving many popular TEDx talks including topics such as likability and innovation. He hosts one of the top career podcasts on iTunes, The Art of Likability, which is listened to in over 140 countries world wide. He is a contributor to Forbes, The Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post as well.

Arel grew up on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, NY where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned.  Using determination and applying what he teaches in his presentations he was able to build a million dollar event production and education company while still in his 20s.

As a professional speaker he has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. 

For fun, Arel likes to dance; he has preformed at Madison Square Garden and his wedding dance video on YouTube has over three million views


Internet Business Mastery with Jason Van Orden

November 22, 2016

I'm an internet entrepreneur and podcaster. My passion for business and internet marketing brought me into the podcasting space. Currently I work with companies and individuals to develop a internet marketing strategy, particularly using podcasting, blogging and other social media strategies.

I speak and conduct workshops on the topics of podcasting and internet marketing. Past speaking engagements include CES, the National Association of Podcasting, the Corporate Podcasting Summit and the New Media Expo.

I'm the author of "Promoting Your Podcast" which is available in all major book outlets.

In addition I'm always working on new ways to generate passive income online.

Specialties: podcasting, podcast marketing, Internet marketing, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and paid search advertising, web site conversion, email list marketing, information marketing, blogging, social media


Confessions of a Teenage Gamer with Nicolas Cole

November 15, 2016

Nicolas Cole is a writer and creative marketing strategist. His work has been published in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Inc Magazine, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Slate, and more. He is a Top Writer on Quora with over 8,000,000 article views, and is the author of the eBook series "Skinny to Shredded." He has helped a variety of fitness coaches, professional bodybuilders, physique models, personal trainers, gyms, health and fitness brands, as well as entrepreneurs, authors, clothing companies and more with their marketing strategies. He is currently working on his debut memoir titled "Confessions of a Teenage Gamer," detailing his years becoming one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in North America and the life lessons learned through competitive video games. Cole is best known for writing about self development.


A Backpackers Tale with Stephen Schreck

November 8, 2016

Travel became my passion when I was 22.

Ah, back in my younger days ( Insert reminiscing flashback here) 

It all started when in 2006 when I took my first trip overseas to Ireland.

For over two weeks I walked along the stony coast, wandered through castles, and listened to live music in the pubs.

I quickly fell in love with all the excitement travel has to offer.

When I came home life was not the same. So I started a pattern. I would work and save all year, and then take off for 3-5 months.

Rinse and repeat – this pattern went on for years and years.

I never fit in with the daily grind. My head has always been in the clouds, dreaming of exploring forests, wandering through foreign cities, and climbing mountains.

Then one day I started to write about my adventures.

Soon I realized my experiences could help other peoples travels.

Thus, A Backpackers Tale was born.

For the last 3 Years I have been exploring full-time supplying readers with travel tips and advice.

This is my passion. Not only to travel but also to help you travel the world.