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The Grind?

The UnGrind

Release Date: 04/11/2019

Quit Being Your Anxious Ass show art Quit Being Your Anxious Ass

The UnGrind

Joey confesses business is slow - but unlike similar times in the past, he's not going to let that be a reason for high anxiety. As per his new life philosophy, he is simply going to allow it to happen. The conversation moves onto anxiety in general, and how we need to learn to relax - not being busy does not have to mean feeling anxious. After distracting themselves with a tangent about military cadences, Jason and Joey conclude their chat by emphasising the importance of being present in a conversation. As per Jason Harmon's new t-shirt design: "Whoever you are, be there".

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What's Stopping You? show art What's Stopping You?

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"Our past and future selves rob our present selves of happiness when we allow ourselves to be derailed by negative thoughts" - Ken Honda Today’s theme is being present in the moment. Joey and Jason discuss at length the problems caused by concerning yourself with regrets of the past, or anxieties about the future, instead of tackling the here and now. Both our hosts discuss their own struggles with their internal monologue: Joey confesses that he’s found himself slipping into former bad habits of being anxious about finances, while Jason opens up about his struggles over the past year...

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Are We Rotten to the Core? show art Are We Rotten to the Core?

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Is the human race rotten to the core? Are we capable of committing a selfless act? How can we be judgmental of others when we all make mistakes? Jason and Joey get deep and philosophical in today’s Ungrind, questioning man’s capacity for good via stops at an episode of Friends, a transaction at Buffalo Wild Wings, and the evil thoughts of Mother Teresa.

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Be Kind, Be Loving show art Be Kind, Be Loving

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Joey and Jason return for a brand new series: The Ungrind. They discuss how we should all strive to remove ‘the mask’ that conceals our vulnerabilities - that is, once Jason has removed the mask he is literally wearing for the show’s introduction. Having discussed the mask as a metaphor for the exhausting nature of putting on a front, the pair debate the importance of dress and appearance, and how they link to notions of professionalism. While Jason argues for sticking by societal norms, Joey pushes his argument that having to wear a suit and tie is a ‘brule’ (bullshit rule) that...

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Join us today to discuss the purpose of UnGrinding versus Grinding through life! Simple, fun, and empowering! 

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What Are You Chasing? show art What Are You Chasing?

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How can caring less lead to creating better content? What does abundance and joy have to do with a man burning alive? Joey and Jason talk this week about taking your mask off and shedding the unnecessary negative feedback that stops you enjoying life to it’s fullest, or…not giving a *$%]   Priorities are always a subject of contention on this show, and a source of constant improvement for most people. It is a constant battle to balance your day to day desires for comfort and convenience with longer term goals like family and career. Going one level further means deciphering which one...

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Are You a Good Leader? with Charlie Lawson show art Are You a Good Leader? with Charlie Lawson

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This week’s guest on the grind is Charlie Lawson, Charlie is a long-time fan of the show and real estate business owner for over 12 years. He joins us on the show to discuss leadership in general and techniques to help you be a better leader. After introducing Charlie, the guys jump right into a discussion on the challenges that talent development can pose.   “Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of the way”   Joey Jason and Charlie all have differing reactions to the question, are you a good leader? Joey internalises the question and both Jason and Charlie respond by looking...

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Let’s Be Clear with Ed Eppley show art Let’s Be Clear with Ed Eppley

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This week’s guest on The Grind is Ed Eppley. Ed is a global expert in professional management, sales strategy, and performance management. Acting as principal consultant for the Table Group, a Patrick Lencioni Company, and operator of The Eppley Group, his clients include a “Who’s Who” of business category leaders such as BMW, Bloomberg, Battelle, DSW and Goodyear. As a facilitator of the Course for Presidents at Aileron in Tipp City, Ohio, Ed helps private business owners apply professional management disciplines to identify and correct workplace problems.   “A great talent...

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Namaste Mother F@$ker! show art Namaste Mother F@$ker!

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“Surrendering to life is easy when everything is going great”.   This week on the Grind Joey and Jason continue the discussion about surrendering to life and the different approaches to achieving that end. But first Joey explains the meaning of ‘Namaste’ a phrase often banded around with no awareness of its deeper connotations. And one that Joey and Jason started using at Soul Degree, so Joey explains the context of its regular use.   “Get your likes and dislikes out of your own way”.   Jason and Joey begin their conversation by talking about individual tolerances,...

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“Always use laughter, fun and humour daily, no matter what, don’t take things to seriously”.

 

This week on the Grind we join Joey amidst a week of no coffee, and a month of no social media. Joey is considering a name change for the podcast. The boys are also considering the meaning of ‘the grind’ itself. What is it? How often should you take breaks? And where are the areas in your life that you can’t use ‘The Grind’ philosophy? These are questions Joey and Jason often consider on the podcast, but today they focus on why you should CHOOSE to enjoy life whenever possible and highlight to anyone who wasn’t aware that it is indeed possible to do that.

 

“The Grind is good for business, but your business shouldn’t rule your life”

 

After Joey’s recent loss, time and making the most of life is at the forefront of the conversation for most of the episode. Joey and Jason orient their regular topics towards that paradigm, and it gives some useful additions to their commentaries. They guys are able to present some of the more complicated subjects they tackle in a binary form and help to boil the issues down to their components. Risk, loss, priorities and goals are the name of the game and like Joey says, we all have to figure those out for ourselves.

 

“sometimes you have to enjoy the fact that you don’t know what you’re doing”.

 

Another important question the guys consider is whether or not they are hippies. A question that is becoming tougher to answer as the years progress and the lines between generations blur. After thinking on that for a bit Joey and Jason think about how often they take life to seriously and what people can do to avoid that scenario. Jason also goes further into the idea of surrendering, and he talks about more reasons why you need to tame the voice in your head. Joey explains the principles and mantras that he is using to remind himself of his themes on a daily basis. And he then explains why you need to have foundational principles to be successful in almost all endeavours.

 

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