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85. Honor Your Higher Creative Self

85. Honor Your Higher Creative Self

June 1, 2020

On today's episode, Alison Masniuk, a Calgary based digital content strategist and I have dig into where she's at with her career. What's working and what's not. 

Your life is a game. The game is to become better than you of yesterday. In the beginning, you will not be extraordinary, and that is ok. Excellence, mastery, confidence, certainty are all by-products of playing the game The challenges you face are your biggest opportunities for growth, and doubt and uncertainty is inevitable. There is no shortcut, only focused committed attention to your craft.

 

 

 

84. The Law Of Attraction: What Does That Actually Mean?

84. The Law Of Attraction: What Does That Actually Mean?

May 9, 2020

You have a choice. Every day you encounter a myriad of choices, some that you are aware of, others that you are not.

All of which take you down an inevitably predictable path. The actions you take outline the past, define your present, and determine your future. Everywhere you look you'll find exactly what you are looking for.

Read that one more time.

If you want to see the negativity and disaster in the world you can look and you WILL find it. But equally so if you want to experience a positive, happy, rewarding life you have to look for the opportunities around you to uncover those things.

You get to make the decision. You have the power to take the actions. What kind of life do you want?

 

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82. Overcoming Adversity: Building A Callus On Life

82. Overcoming Adversity: Building A Callus On Life

May 2, 2020

Sometimes life gets hard. Bad things happen to good people. We all have our own version of something terrible that has happened to us or around us and whether we like it or not it shapes who we are.

Overcoming the trials and tribulations in life isn't just something that happens, it's something that we need to drive us forward and push us to greater heights. You can look at the roadblocks and speed bumps along the way as something to be a victim of OR you can choose to see them as opportunities to build a callus on the pain of having do endure life itself. You get to decide to live life on your own terms!

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81. Modern Racism: The New N*****

81. Modern Racism: The New N*****

April 25, 2020

Just like everything else on this beautiful planet we call earth, Racism has undergone an evolution of sorts. There is a lot to be said about the leaps and bounds we have taken as a collective species. Most of our spiritual enlightenment has occurred in the last 100 years so we are still young in the grand scheme of things.

It's important to bear in mind the idea of encountering the world with a sense of wonder rather than coming from a place of judgment and persecution. We all just want to do the right thing in the end. But whose idea is the closest to right is another debate altogether.

Remembering that each of our lenses we view the world through are slightly different shades will help you navigate the uncertainty of what our future holds.

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80. A Higher Level Of Consciousness: Elevating Your Perspective

80. A Higher Level Of Consciousness: Elevating Your Perspective

April 18, 2020

Have you ever felt like you didn't see something that other people could? We know what we know, and we know what we don't know. But how do you know what you don't know? There is more to life than meets the eye and being present to it can focus your self-development.

Acknowledging that there is more out there than you can comprehend means you have a chance to learn and grow from experiences rather than sitting back judging life and making excuses for why you'll never achieve what you hope to. The gentlemen at the GYST life podcast talk about psychedelics and other drugs, expanding your mind by questioning everything, and opening a new paradigm to create a life worth living.

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Over Drinks: E3: Eric Karjaluoto

Over Drinks: E3: Eric Karjaluoto

March 30, 2020

Running a creative agency or studio?

You may be full of shit.

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Live Stream E2: How are you managing your chaos?

Live Stream E2: How are you managing your chaos?

March 16, 2020

This weekends episode touches on 2 things

1. Your inaction in what you want in life

2. The chaos that is the COVID-19 and just how deeply it's impacting everyone and what the opportunity might actually be if you're open to it hearing.

 

 

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Live Stream E1: You’re Never Ready

Live Stream E1: You’re Never Ready

March 8, 2020

How many times have you said to yourself, once I have "x" I'll be ready and you've either not done the work to get "x" or you have "x" and now your reason for not taking the action you said you wanted to take is because now you need "y"?

Ya...been there. Many times. Like us talking about live streaming for about 1 year now...

This is us taking the leap. It was a great session.

Special thank-you to: 

Matt Biggar

Alison Masniuk 

My beautiful wife Maya

And all the rest of you amazing people who hung out with us on our live stream for about 45min. It was awesome. And yes we are doing it again.

If I were to coles-notes this episode:

  • We talk about how you're never really ready
  • As in past episodes, we dig into the programming, the inner dialogue and the external environment that influences us
  • The reality that you bring is a valuable and unique contribution 
  • And that the only thing stopping you is your belief in yourself

I get that sounds cliche, but then so is your life and all the things you said you were going to do and haven't done yet. 

Just sayin'

Enjoy the episode

Yours truly,

David Schmeikal

Over Drinks: E2 with Jeff Jamieson

Over Drinks: E2 with Jeff Jamieson

March 2, 2020

Happiness is not something to chase, It just comes If you’re willing to play. 
It’s a long game that requires patience and a whole lot of commitment. Nothing is certain despite our best efforts to guide and direct it and happiness and living your life your way, while available to everyone is not something we’ll all achieve because we get caught up in the story of how it was supposed to go. 

Over drinks Jeff and I dig into his wandering journey inside the hospitality industry, one he’s been in since his mid 20’s. Despite the fickle nature of the industry, there was something genuine about it that kept him curiously exploring and never settling on “the thing”.  

We speak about the traps that are in place by our industries, cultures and upbringings that can keep you in a place of feeling frustrated,  unfulfilled with a sense of something missing. 

You couldn’t have a better dude on a podcast called Over Drinks.
As always Jeff Jamieson brings his beverage ‘A’ game.

Today’s episode is sponsored by
2 new Calgary Breweries
Cabin and 
88 Brewing. 
88 is a nod to everything that was great about the 80’s in Calgary.

Shout out to Mark Rimmer and Bamf studio design, the graphic designer behind the 88 Olympics style design.

88 and Proof are doing a collaboration together. A barrel aged sour, cocktail style beer.  Be sure to follow them as that product matures and becomes ready to wet our palettes.

And if you’ve never been to Proof on 4th, you’re missing out on some great cocktails and a great ambience. I love what they’re doing there.
https://www.proofyyc.com/
https://www.eightyeightbrewing.ca/

We start off the episode with Cabin’s pale ale.
https://www.cabinbrewing.ca/

79. Personal Responsibility & Entitlement - The New Currency

79. Personal Responsibility & Entitlement - The New Currency

March 1, 2020

en·ti·tled

“believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.”

Ever get that feeling that we should have a thing just because? Despite having done little to no work that would begin the process of having it show up? Thinking that we are, in some capacity owed that which we do not have yet? And we spend a shit ton of time wondering why.

That opens the lens inside of personal responsibility.

're·spon·si·bi·i·tee

“The state of fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power,control or management.

Your personal responsibility has you, allows you, affords you to the opportunity to be entitled to something because you’ve put in the work to have it show up. The work invested is congruent or aligned with the output, and so entitlement to the desired outcome just works.

This is not the truth, but simply a perspective.

Let’s dig in.

 

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