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The DreamNation Podcast With Casanova Brooks
Join me as your host and discover how to build your way to freedom and life by design. With the help of my guest experts in Business, Real Estate, Marketing, and more!
1 day ago
DN120: Simon T. Bailey: SPARK - Release Your Inner Brilliance
Do you feel like the many, who feels like you haven’t found your voice? Our podcast guest for today, Simon T Bailey, felt just like that when he was younger. His parents did everything they can to support him, but he was failing all the classes and sports he went into. He even was suicidal at one point, and felt so bad about his situation. His turning point was when he’s 15 years old and his English teacher ask for him to write a speech for the entire school. His speech: "It's Time For A Change", had become his impetus to finding his voice and finding his freedom. For a long time he felt that he was not good at anything. He was diagnosed with ADHD, which people call ‘hyperactive’ at his time. But today, he is a renowned speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur. His journey, like any others’, isn’t all pretty. At one time, someone’s remark led him to want to commit suicide. Someone said to him that he was so dark and that he is nothing. For a span of time he felt his skin is a curse. He overcame this ‘comparison inferiority complex’, as what he calls it and the many other hurdles that came his way. In today’s episode, he is sharing how to overcome your roadblocks and to unleash your inner brilliance! This episode will not disappoint! Be sure to share this with your friends and families and together, let us release the brilliance that has always been in us. Believe that you too will find your voice, your brilliance and the freedom you’ve been searching. Here’s What You Missed * What really holds us back? * How will you get other people help you with your vision? * How to be a good public speaker? * What are the skills needed to succeed? * The importance of having a dream * You were born to be brilliant! Knowledge Nuggets Simon believe that all of us is born to be brilliant, we just got to harness and release it. Listen to this episode to understand how! [7:32] Finish what you start, but be open if it looks different than what you had imagined. So you have to be open for the pivots and the changes and the turns in the road to get to your destiny and dream and realize you're going to get there. [8:53] It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not that holds you back. Sometimes you focus on who you think you're not instead of who you are. [9:00] Realize that the pigmentation of your skin doesn't prevent you or stop you. [10:24] The best hand that will feed you is the one at the end of your risks. So I had to begin to move into action and not wait for the hookup. [11:44] Sometimes opportunities are disguised as work. They're disguised as things you've never seen before, but the moment you see it, you won't unsee it. [13:22] If you help enough people get what you want, enough people will help you get what you want. So you've got to help others get what they want by asking them "help me help you". Another is when people achieve whatever, celebrate them. Because in celebrating them, they're going to help celebrate you. [14:07] Failure comes before success in the dictionary. So we learn quicker from failures. Realize that rejection is a gift and never forsake seasoning. [19:06] Speaking just really comes down to understanding how do you stand in your confidence and start with the conversation. Then how you move from the speech to the connection, because that's where it's at. [21:02] Answer the question. "What problem have you been created to solve?" Because in a world of automation, algorithms, autonomous cars, artificial intelligence, men, and women that are going to be relevant for where the future is going have to really start with what problem have I been created to solve. What are the skills that I need for where the future is going? Skills needed for the future: 1. Creativity 2. Persuasion 3. Adaptability 4. Collaboration 5. Emotional intelligence [28:55] “Even if it's free before we get to fee, I would just show up and I would be everywhere because if you think about it, if you're really hungry, in the words of Les Brown, you probably could do five to six virtual webinars a day. And the free would lead to fee.” [32:36] VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. That's where the world is right now. So how do you help individuals get through the VUCA continuum? [35:22] Dreams are a snapshot of the future. There's a sneak preview of a coming attraction. A dream is a seed, that's sowed into the soil of tomorrow that will produce a harvest if you water it every day. [37:45] The well that you drink from is the well that you think from, and eventually it is the well that you emulate and become. [38:46] You were not born to fit in. You were born to be brilliant. [40:25] Knowledge is information, understanding is comprehension, but wisdom is application. Be mentored from a distance. Read their books, watch a video, listen to their podcasts. [43:06] There will never be a perfect time to become the person you might've been. You've got to make the move right now because there's something called timing and you don't want to miss your timing because everybody that's supposed to help you when you show up on time, they're there to usher you to the next step in your journey. Important Reads and Links Recommended books: Think And Grow Rich, A Black Choice by Dr. Dennis Kimbro Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein Simon T Bailey Website: https://www.simontbailey.com/ Simon T Bailey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simontbailey/ Simon T Bailey Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrilliantSimonT/ Simon T Bailey Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimonTBailey Love #DreamNation? Check Us Out on Apple Podcasts! At Dream Nation, we’re all about building dreams. We do that through podcasts that motivate, educate, and entertain our listeners with some of the best entrepreneurs from around the world to get you to the best tips to level up your game in business in life. If you enjoyed this episode and want to keep building your dream,subscribe to the DreamNation podcast using the links below. Dream Nation on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dream-nation/id1457381714 Dream Nation podcast website - https://dreamnationpodcast.com/ Dream Nation Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreamnationcommunity/ Catch your host on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/ a If you are in DreamNation, thank you! Feel free to leave a review or share with a friend.
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4 days ago
DN119: Bernie Roth - How We Develop A Habit Of Achievements
Back in the 1960s, mechanical engineer Bernard Roth met many engineers in the Silicon Valley, who worked for big companies such as Hewlett-Packard, and had dreams of starting their own companies. People just talked about it, and nothing happened. This observation inspired Roth to start teaching a class at Stanford in which each student had to choose a project having to do with their own life—writing a cookbook, building a robot, running a marathon—the only requirement was that the project was deeply personal. Now, for the first time, Roth brings his mantra of “Doing is Everything” to his inspirational and valuable new book, The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life. For more than 40 years, Roth has taught the class at Stanford University. He now teaches it at one of the world’s leading centers for innovation, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school), where he is the academic director and one of the founders. Addressing situations related to problem solving, personal growth, interpersonal relations and group relations, Roth draws upon design thinking—a set of general practices that are effective in solving design challenges—to help guide readers on the path to a more satisfying and productive life. By sharing his own personal experiences and stories of his students, Roth hopes to motivate readers to see their life in an honest and open way. To facilitate making this change, this book provides many tools and concepts, including: * Why using reasons (excuses), even legitimate ones, to explain one's behavior is self-defeating * How to change your self-image into one of a doer and achiever * How subtle language changes can resolve existential dilemmas and barriers to action * How to build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish * How to be open to learning from your own experience and from those around you * How to solve difficult personal and professional problems Love #DreamNation? Check Us Out on Apple Podcasts! At Dream Nation, we’re all about building dreams. We do that through podcasts that motivate, educate, and entertain our listeners with some of the best entrepreneurs from around the world to get you to the best tips to level up your game in business in life. If you enjoyed this episode and want to keep building your dream, subscribe to the DreamNation podcast using the links below. Dream Nation on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dream-nation/id1457381714 Dream Nation podcast website - https://dreamnationpodcast.com/ Dream Nation Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreamnationcommunity/ Catch your host on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/ If you are in DreamNation, thank you! Feel free to leave a review or share with a friend.
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Jul 30, 2020
DN118: Julian Treasure - What Are The Rules For Effective Communication?
DN118 with Julian Treasure- Learn the Skill Of Listening and Speaking DreamNation’s guest for today is a a sound and communication expert. Ever dreamed of being a public speaker? Julian Treasure is the man to listen to! His business is all about advising businesses on how to use sound in their physical spaces and communication. As a man, he is more to that. His passion is for the world to sound better and for people to be inspired to listen consciously and to express themselves beautifully. This is exactly what we are learning in today’s episode! As a young boy, Julian is a quite, academic, stubborn and results-oriented kid. He’s deep into reading and music. He is an over-all introverted person, which tells us that those great on stage and speaking do not necessarily mean they are extroverted. Like what Julian says, listening and speaking are skills, which, like all other skills, can be learned and practiced. Julian grew into a powerful speaker, incrementally. Today, his vision is to help people how to listen consciously and speak powerfully. If you wanted to know how powerful Julian speaks, you can easily find his five-part TED Talks series which garnered more than 100 million views. Transform your communication skills today! Start by listening to this podcast in full! Here’s What You Missed * What is intentional communication? * What are the great attributes entrepreneurs should have? ● Why is listening a skill? * What is the circle of communication? * How to speak powerfully? * How to create an interesting conversation? Knowledge Nuggets [5:21] Intentional communication. Thinking about what effect do I want to have? What's the result. What's my intention for this conversation. And then structuring communication one to many. Then listening. If you don't listen, how can you lead people? [6:31] You start with small things and you work up by degrees unless you happen to be, you know, unbelievably, naturally talented, which is a rare thing. [7:20] Life as a spiral staircase. If you go around the mound, it's similar, but every day is the same, we sleep and wake up. But ideally there's an elevation in each day. My biggest question to myself in any day is have I grown at all today? [11:49] Stubborn is one of two great attributes of an entrepreneur. You have to be pigheaded stubborn, just stupid, stubborn. Because a lot of the time you're going through stuff which most people would say, that's it. I'm out of here. It's the inner flame, the conviction that you'll get there in the end. Second is the willingness to take the jump. so you have to be stubborn and you have to be a risk taker. [16:26] Confusion of opinions with facts. They are two different things, but unfortunately in most of the world, they are very, very confused at the moment. they're conflated. Most people think they are they're, their opinions are indeed facts or many people do. [19:07] I think creating team is absolutely critical if you're going to make something successful and that requires humility. It requires knowing what you're good at and then what you're not good at and surrounding yourself with the people who do this stuff. "Have fun, make money and work with people you like." [24:07] Listening is a skill. The interpretation of what you hear is listening, making meaning of a sound. You can practice it and you can get better at it. Consciousness about listening is critical. 4Cs of LISTENING: Consciousness, compassionate, Commitment, Curiosity [27:40] The circle of communication. It's a circle because the way I speak affects the way you listen, the way you listen to affects the way I speak, the way I speak affects the way you speak and the way you listen affects the way I listen and so forth. There's all this interrelationship happening all the time. [28:33] I think it's difficult to be continually powerful in speaking, if you don't listen to other people. [31:01] It's not about you. It's always about the gift you can give to the audience and it's about them and where you leave them at the end of your talk, which is a different place to where they were at the beginning. [35:07] It's very important to be listening to opposing views. So, "looking good" and "being right"are things that we have to be very, very conscious of inside. [38:11] R.A.S.A. Receive, appreciate, summarize, ask- the four pillars of really interesting conversation. [41:47] Big change always starts with one person. Take the next step and see what turns up. Be true to your values. Important Reads and Links Julian Treasure books: * Sound Business * How To Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening Julian Treasure Website: https://www.juliantreasure.com/ Julian Treasure Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliantreasure Julian Treasure Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliantreasure/ Julian Treasure LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/juliantreasure Love #DreamNation? Check Us Out on Apple Podcasts! At Dream Nation, we’re all about building dreams. We do that through podcasts that motivate, educate, and entertain our listeners with some of the best entrepreneurs from around the world to get you to the best tips to level up your game in business in life. If you enjoyed this episode and want to keep building your dream, subscribe to the DreamNation podcast using the links below. Dream Nation on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dream-nation/id1457381714 Dream Nation podcast website - https://dreamnationpodcast.com/ Dream Nation Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreamnationcommunity/ Catch your host on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/ If you are in DreamNation, thank you! Feel free to leave a review or share with a friend.
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Jul 27, 2020
DN117 - Akshay Nanavati: Fearvana - How To Use Your Fear As Fuel
DN117 with Akshay Nanavati- Embrace Fear, Pursue a Worthy Struggle Our amazing podcast guest today is a master at facing fear. Does that mean he does not feel fear anymore? Not necessarily! He feels fear but he has such a good relationship with fear and struggle that he seeks it and uses it to reach the next step. Instead of pursuing ‘happiness’, he says: pursue a worthy struggle. What do we mean by that? That’s exactly what we’ll be uncovering today. Akshay is born in India and has moved to Singapore then to USA at 13 years old. When he reached USA, that’s when he fell into a dark pit. He did drugs, alcohol, had tried to cut and burn himself. Then he joined the marines. However, doctors found he has some blood disorder that may kill him if he continued. He also had other genetic flaws- scoliosis, flat feet, that may make his marine life more difficult, but he did not waiver. He learned to suffer, engage fear and to keep fighting forwards. He learned to thrive in the face of adversity. However, his life in the war zones he served isn’t the hardest battle he got to fight. It was after coming home, the ‘normal life’ he’ll now live. He was diagnosed with post traumatic stress and ‘survivor’s guilt’. He was drinking heavily everyday until he passes out. That’s when he knew something’s got to change. He started his journey of sobering up, where he discovered the process of loving fear and struggle. He is now spreading this message to the world to help people embrace fear and use it as a source of preparation. Listen to this episode in full and be prepared to be pumped up! Here’s What You Missed * How to help people struggling with depression and alcoholism * How to start climbing out of the dark pit * How to master the art of disassociating and training your mind * How to cultivate discipline * How to successfully partner with other people to pursue your dreams * How to develop a positive relationship to fear and struggle Knowledge Nuggets Akshay Nanavati wrote a book named Fearvana which is impacting a lot of lives today. He remembered the fear the felt at the time he was trying to finish the book. The thing that pushed him to finish it? It was imagining himself dying, and never had the chance to share his message. That’s why he always says today: “Fear propels you to prepare.” [8:33] When we're struggling with depression, with alcoholism, you know, it's hard to know your why at that moment when you're in the pit. When you're deep in the pit, you don't want to hear about how awesome life is for all these other people, its not inspirational. You just had to climb out. [10:26] So for a long time, I actually had a picture of my friend that I lost in the war up on my wall. And it said “this should have been you, earn this life.” But the reality is that guilt is a normal expression of love. So instead I learned to reframe my guilt. He learned to make his demons work for him instead of trying to run away from them. [11:05] Fall in love with our demons to fall in love with suffering, to fall in love with pain, to fall in love with fear, because they're not bad. These things are part of life. What you do with it that matters. [13:57] First, disassociate yourself from the pit. Don't label yourself with what you’re going through. Then have a why. You have to have something to move forward to, something to aim for. You'll build patterns over time. [15:18] I am not my brain. I'm saying to my brain, "look, I am not you. I don't care what you do." That's disassociating. You have to master that skill. Otherwise it feels real. we are not our thoughts. We are not our feelings. We are not our experiences. We are the thinker of our thoughts, the feeler of our feelings and the experiencer of our experiences. [17:55] That's what finally led, to finish my book, it was imagining myself dying, never having shared my message. That's scarier that writing my book. The fear of the thing you are pursuing and the fear of inaction have their place. Fear propels you to prepare. If you engage a fear, you can use it as a source of preparation. [21:48] You can cultivate discipline. Start small and you want to start creating creating rules in your life to follow so that when you follow these rules, you don't have to exercise cognitive or physical energy. Every area of my life, as much as possible, I create systems, I create structures, I create rules. Then I just follow it. That way I'm saving my energy for the battle. [23:28] All growth is ultimately two things: 1.Find the problem, fix the problem. 2. Find what's working and do more of it. Progress is not the elimination of problems. Progress is the creation of new problems. [29:53] I'm a big into partnering with people. Cause I mean, success is a team sport. Nobody does it alone. So always be looking for who can, how can I partner with somebody who's way smarter than me at what they do. [32:24] "Be so good. They can not ignore you." (Steve Martin) It doesn't have to be like the most famous whoever in your field, reach out to somebody who is one step ahead of you. The hard part is the taking the action. You got to go out there and prove that you are worthy of that mentorship. [36:21] We generally live in a very under acknowledged world. So just thanks somebody. Just saying thank you makes a difference. [37:48] Momentum creates mastery. Fall in love with the battle, fall in love with the process, not just the result. [39:00] Refraiming your mindset by saying "I am just untrained". Then you'll just need to train. One fundamental thing: Develop a positive relationship to the experience of struggle, to develop a positive relationship to suffering. Got some negative thoughts? Step forward anyway, and don't let that voice to find you. [45:33] Having a dream gives your life meaning. It gives purpose to this existence on our planet. If you pursue your dream, if you pursue a meaning, pursue a worthy struggle, and suffering is no longer an impediment, it's no longer a barrier to the thing that you're attaining. It's a part of the journey. Akshay Nanavati Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AkshayNanavatiFan/ Akshay Nanavati Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearvana/ Akshay Nanavati Twitter: https://twitter.com/fearvanalife Akshay Nanavati LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshay-nanavati-40734922 Akshay Nanavati BOOK: FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness Love #DreamNation? Check Us Out on Apple Podcasts! At Dream Nation, we’re all about building dreams. We do that through podcasts that motivate, educate, and entertain our listeners with some of the best entrepreneurs from around the world to get you to the best tips to level up your game in business in life. If you enjoyed this episode and want to keep building your dream,subscribe to the DreamNation podcast using the links below. Dream Nation on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dream-nation/id1457381714 Dream Nation podcast website - https://dreamnationpodcast.com/ Dream Nation Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dreamnationcommunity/ Catch your host on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/ If you are in DreamNation, thank you! Feel free to leave a review or share with a friend.
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Jul 4, 2020
Toni Nagy: Stand-Up Comic, Writer, Filmmaker, Cannabis Advocate.
Toni talks about butt selfies as survival mechanisms, surviving a brain tumour, comedy, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the isolation of our own consciousness, fundraising as a woman, and her quest to save the world through a healthy fast food restaurant.
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Dec 24, 2019
DNP 004: Chapter 1 Creative Showcase live, part 4. feat Mega and Claud Williams
In the season finale of our very first creative showcase, you'll find out who won our poetry slam, be treated to a special guest musical performance from Mega and hear an inspirational speech from a young Claud Williams. Click here for show notes and lyrics and visit our website to join our mailing list.
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