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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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The Warriors Edge with Simon Smart

November 1, 2016

Simon Smart has a resume thick enough to be used as a weapon.

After growing up all over the world, getting a law degree and then running away to study combat-oriented martial arts and meditation in Japan, Simon now resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Simon Smart believes that effectiveness in our business, our relationships and our lives comes from powerfully integrating our mind, bodies and spirit.

Meeting his wife while training thousands of soldiers in close-quarter combat skills before they deployed to the Middle East, he moved to the US just weeks before the economy crumbled. His journey took him through real estate, working with crime scene victims and delivering death notifications in the middle of the night, to working for a national Google partner where he somehow achieved national sales leader recognition while battling suicidal depression. Recognizing how incompatible a corporate role was with his desire to live as a free, independent powerful and present man, he walked away to became a sales and marketing consultant, creating millions of dollars of value for his clients on his own terms.

Simon’s primary mission now is Warrior Protocol, a training program and community based on ancient and modern warrior technologies, which connects male entrepreneurs with their full, Level 10, Kick-Ass Warrior selves – so that they can 10x their success in business, relationships and life.

If you are wishing to take advantage of Simon’s training/coaching…feel free to contact him as follows.

To apply for Warrior Protocol: The Crucible
http://www.warriorprotocol.com/thecrucible

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Side Hustle Nation with Nick Loper

October 25, 2016

Nick is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. 

He's been making his living online since before it was cool. Along the way he's picked up a thing or two about small business, marketing, and outsourcing -- and is happy to share the experience with fellow entrepreneurs and those working hard to make their side hustle dreams a reality.

As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcast, Nick explores a different business idea each week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams.

If there's a common theme to Nick's books, it's helping readers get more done so they can live happier and healthier lives.

Nick lives in Northern California with his wife Bryn and a lovable giant Shih-Tzu called Mochi. On a typical day you can find him working and walking on his treadmill desk, rooting for the Mariners, or skiing the Sierra pow.

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My Battlefield, Your Office with Justin Constantine

October 18, 2016

As a Marine officer, Justin volunteered for deployment to Iraq in 2006, and served as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. While on a routine combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived. Through teamwork and a positive mental attitude, he has had quite a successful recovery. Justin now speaks to audiences large and small about personal leadership, the critical role of teamwork in facing life’s challenges, and the upside of change. He applies his incredible story of overcoming adversity to every level of an organization, and all audiences to move beyond the challenges they are facing in their own lives.

While on active duty, Justin had served as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps. Upon recovering from his injuries, Justin continued to serve in the Federal government in a number of attorney positions, including the Department of Justice, Capitol Hill and most recently with the FBI on a counter terrorism team. Despite being shot in the head, Justin was the Honor Graduate of his class at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He also recently completed the Master of Laws (LLM) program at Georgetown University focusing on National Security.

Justin retired from the Marine Corps Reserves at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Wounded Warrior Project, Give An Hour, and SemperMax. In addition, in 2011 the Secretary of Defense appointed him to serve on a 4-year Congressionally-mandated Task Force for Recovering Warriors. In 2012 the Virginia Legislature passed a commending resolution highlighting Justin’s continued support of veterans and other wounded warriors.

Most recently, Justin was awarded the prestigious inaugural 2014 Lincoln Award recognizing his outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to our nation’s veterans and military families. Justin has also been named a Champion of Change by the White House, and was presented with the All-American Hero Award at the 2013 All-American Inaugural Ball. Further, Justin was invited to introduce President George W. Bush at a veterans’ symposium at the Bush Institute in February 2014.

Justin is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in connection with their Hiring Our Heroes campaign, and works with a number of corporations on their veteran hiring initiatives. Justin has also been featured in magazines and programs such as CNN, Fox News, Men’s Health, the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, Financial Times, and the Department of Labor’s America’s Heroes at Work Success Stories.

Through his journey of courage, injury, resilience and triumph, Justin demonstrates that we are all stronger than we think we are. His personal story of recovery and success is a testament to the power of the human spirit, and the message he shares applies to every member of the audience. All will leave inspired to attack any difficulties in their own lives, and will search out opportunities to excel at work and at home.

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Business Mindset Alchemist with Holly Worton

October 11, 2016

I’m Holly Worton, business mindset alchemist.

I know what you’re thinking…what the hell is a business mindset alchemist? Well, it’s a fun way of saying that I help women entrepreneurs achieve their big business vision and create a dream business that fits in with their ideal lifestyle by helping them to transform their business mindset at the subconscious level.

What does that mean?

Well, it means that I help women identify exactly what their big business vision looks like, and how it fits into their ideal lifestyle. I help them get clarity on exactly what they want, and what might get in the way of them achieving that goal. This could be fears, blocks, limiting beliefs, past trauma…all kinds of things. Then – and this is where the magic comes in – I help them transform their fears, blocks, and beliefs at the subconscious level using a technique called PSYCH-K.

Is that like NLP?

Not quite, but it’s that kind of thing. I’ve also trained in NLP, and I find PSYCH-K to be quicker, easier, and super effective. I originally trained in PSYCH-K for personal use, and once I saw how quickly and easily it changed my life, I realized I had to add it to my business. I love this work!

I’ve been in business since 1999.

My first business was in the hospitality industry: a highly successful group of eco hotels in southeast Mexico, which we later expanded to South America. I ran this business with a partner for just over ten years, leaving in 2009 to embark on new adventures. This is where I got all of my practical business knowledge and online marketing skills. It was a very frustrating (I always felt like I had no idea what I was doing) and highly rewarding (we provided an amazing experience for our guests, and worked with a truly remarkable team of people) experience, and I’m so grateful for all I learned.

Then I took an extended sabbatical as I tried to figure out what I wanted to do next. I knew I had to remain self employed, but I had no idea what I wanted to do. I eventually ended up living in London, where I trained as a coach and set up a business as a life coach.

This is where it got murky.

You see, I had all that practical business and marketing experience that most coaches don’t have. I had gone through a fantastic coaching training, so I had the coaching skills. On paper, it all sounded perfect. I had no excuses, nothing standing in the way of quickly and easily creating a successful coaching business.

Except I did. All of my “stuff” started to come up. All the crap: my fears, blocks, and limiting beliefs. All that “I’m not good enough” and “No one will like what I do” stuff. And there was so much of it. It kept me paralyzed and it kept me playing small. I took action to grow my business, but it was a long, slow, arduous process. I was simultaneously trying to market myself and stay invisible.

You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? I’ll bet you’ve been there at some point.

I really struggled, signing up for new ecourses and coaching programs and mentoring groups. I continued to focus on the practical bits of the business, not realizing that it was my mindset that was holding me back. I kept pushing those fears down and hoping I could stomp them to death with my new expanded knowledge.

But it doesn’t work that way, and fortunately I found the solution.

In 2013, after much frustration with some issues I’d been struggling with for years, I trained in a technique called PSYCH-K®. I’d been investing a lot of money in holistic therapy like Theta Healing, hypnotherapy, and NLP, and not getting great results. PSYCH-K® was highly recommended to me by a friend, so I did the basic workshop so I could learn it for personal use and get to the bottom of my personal issues.

Little did I know that it would end up transforming not only my life, but my business as well.

It was so hugely effective that I trained in the PSYCH-K® advanced level just a couple of months later. And my mind was blown by the amazing new balances that we learned. I continued to shift all kinds of limiting beliefs, fears, and blocks that came up as I ran my business. In 2014, I trained in the PSYCH-K® health and wellness program and my love for the technique increased to a whole new level. I learned new balances that have helped me shift huge things in my life.

To put it in a nutshell, PSYCH-K® has made my life a whole lot easier.

Whenever my “stuff” comes up, I just shift it using PSYCH-K® balances. I knew I had to share this amazing technique with others.

I’m confident that if this technique worked for me, it will work for you too. Why? Because I’ve worked with enough people using this tool, and I’ve seen them experience the same profound results that I have.

One of the things I love about PSYCH-K® is that it’s a do with process, not a do to process. I’m not an expert; I’m a facilitator. You do all the work, and I guide you through the process. We’re partners in your transformation.

It’s time to let go of all that “stuff” that’s holding you back. You know what I mean, don’t you? The “stuff” that comes up when you’re running your business: the fears, blocks, and limiting beliefs. They can be paralyzing, can’t they?

But here’s the thing: it’s easy to transform your beliefs.

I work with women entrepreneurs like you who struggle to achieve their big business vision. Maybe you’re not making as much money as you would like. Perhaps you’re afraid that you’re just not good enough, and that no one will value what you have to offer. Or maybe you’re just feeling stuck.

And here’s the thing: no matter how much work you do at a conscious level, it’s your subconscious who’s really in charge. So whatever you do to transform your beliefs needs to happen at this deeper level.

I can help you make this happen. 

I’m very intuitive, and my Zone of Genius is helping entrepreneurs quickly get to the root of their business blocks, so we can easily release them, helping you move forward effortlessly.

Are you ready?

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