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Stuff I Learned Yesterday

English, Education, 1 season, 590 episodes, 4 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes
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Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a podcast intended to motivate and inspire you to learn something everyday. I believe that if you aren't learning, you aren't living. By taking time to reflect and learn something every day, you will not only improve yourself and your life, you will help make the world a better place. Share what you've learned by calling 304-837-2278 or emailing [email protected].
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588- Making Magical Memories

As parents, we want to make lasting memories with our kids. We want to have shared experiences that make the bonds between us stronger. We want to give our kids the Disney experience. In preparing to write this episode I messaged my kids separately and asked them to share with me their three favorite memories that involve us as a family. I told them at least one parent had to be involved in the memory. I framed the question this way because Scott was focused on making memories as a family.  The post 588- Making Magical Memories appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/8/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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587- My Faith Story

To share one’s faith story, or testimony as you prefer, is to share how you came to faith in Jesus, and share how God has been active in your life. In today’s episode I’ll be sharing my story of coming to faith and some of what I’ve seen God do in my life. You may have noticed that I used two different qualifiers in that last sentence. I’ll only be sharing “some” things with you today because there are more things that will be shared in future episodes, and to say that I’m sharing what I’ve “seen” God do implies that He’s done things in my life that I am unaware of. I’m most certain that is true. The post 587- My Faith Story appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/1/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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586- Pushing Through the Wall

Hitting the wall is an expression typically applied to athletes, or more specifically, runners. When a runner "hits the wall," they experience an intense and abrupt state of exhaustion, where the body essentially runs out of fuel. This typically occurs during long-distance events, like marathons, around the 18 to 20-mile mark. Runners describe it as an almost instantaneous shift from feeling strong and capable to feeling as if they can barely move.  The post 586- Pushing Through the Wall appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/25/202411 minutes, 2 seconds
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585- I Have More Stuff to Say

When we feel a calling yearning within us, we should listen to what it is saying and ponder how we should respond. In my case, when I listened to the voices of all those around me, those voices all confirmed what my inner voice was telling me to do. We should also take immediate action before that excitement and vigor have a chance to subside. Making goals and setting timelines are great ways to leverage the momentum of an exciting idea. The post 585- I Have More Stuff to Say appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/18/202414 minutes, 49 seconds
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584- Community Feedback for “The Car” & “Legacy” Preview

To the best of my knowledge, I won’t be passing from this earth into eternity any time soon, but none of us know when our last breath will come. As motivating as that might be to cause one to contemplate his legacy, it’s a different life event that has caused me to focus on it. That life event involves my kids. That is, last year was my daughter’s senior year of high school, and this year is my son’s senior year. While I think Addi may continue to live with us for another year or even two while she works out her plans, she very much desires to move out when she can and spread her wings. Colby, on the other hand, has already started making plans to move across town to attend the University of Oklahoma next fall. It’s quite possible my nest will be empty in the next 12-18 months, and this fact has had me wondering if I’ve done what’s necessary to help my kids for their next steps. Read More... The post 584- Community Feedback for “The Car” & “Legacy” Preview appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/27/202120 minutes, 51 seconds
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583- Driving Success

I never get tired of hearing the sound of the MGB GT starting up, and I thought it might be appropriate to record this final episode of the season in the very object that this season has been about. So I hope you don't mind the sounds of my car. I thought we'd take it for a little drive today. Every time I get in this car, it's a satisfying and joyful feeling. I can't help but get a smile on my face. I just love this car. I mean, I love the car, I love the look of the car, and all that stuff. That's why I got the car. But this car is so much more than that. This car brings satisfaction every time I drive it because of what it represents. It represents a goal achieved, and that's just incredibly satisfying. When I get in it and I think about what it represents and having set a goal and then achieved that goal, it reminds me that there are more goals out there to achieve. I think, of the struggle that it took to get to this point, it and it invigorates me and inspires me. It gives me excitement and belief that I can face other challenges that come my way. There's a lot of satisfaction in that, but even if I hadn't gone through all of the ordeals that I went through to get to this point, even if I hadn't had to rewire the car, there would still be a tremendous amount of satisfaction with the car simply because of what it represents. And that is, it represents a goal being set and achieved. Read More... The post 583- Driving Success appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/8/202117 minutes, 47 seconds
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582- Countdown to Ignition

Where does one begin rewiring a car? For me, the answer wasn’t as hard as it may seem. That decision had been made months before. You see, during the research and education phase of this process, I’d done a lot of work to figure out what wiring harness would be the best fit for my car. Because the MGB and MGB GT were made nearly unchanged for almost 20 years, getting parts for them is still quite easy. And believe it or not, that includes getting brand new wiring harnesses. However, my car was not quite a factory spec car. As far as the electrical system was concerned, my car had an aftermarket air conditioner, a high-voltage coil, electric ignition system instead of a traditional distributor, and electronic speedometer instead of the stock system. Although to be honest, at the time I didn’t know about the high-voltage coil and electric ignition system. More on that later. Read More... The post 582- Countdown to Ignition appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/1/202117 minutes, 14 seconds
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581- Diving Into the Deep End

On February 17, 1986 I turned 10 years old. Four days later Nintendo released a game that would become my favorite game franchise of all time. Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, The Legend of Zelda captivated me like no video game, including any Mario game, had ever done before. The problem for me was, I owned a SEGA Master System, not a Nintendo. Fortunately, my friends down the street had a Nintendo, and I loved going to their house to play Zelda. From time to time we’d even swap systems for a few weeks so they could play our SEGA games and my brothers and I could play their NES games. Zelda was unlike any other game of the era. Instead of it coming in a grey or black cartridge, it came in a shiny gold one. Instead of losing your progress when you turned off the console, Zelda had a battery inside the cartridge that allowed your game to be saved even if you powered off the console. Read More... The post 581- Diving Into the Deep End appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/25/202111 minutes, 28 seconds
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580- Challenge Accepted

For as long as I can remember, I’ve admired the way my dad has the ability to create with his hands. Some of my earliest memories involve interacting with his creations. My dad was a carpet layer, and a good one at that. He drove a full-size fan, and it only had seating of the two front captain’s chairs. The rear cargo area of the van was completely covered in carpet that dad installed himself. On the driver’s side of the cargo area was a large tool chest made of plywood and covered in carpet. It housed the tools of the trade when they weren’t in use. Our house featured other handy works of his including a locking gun cabinet and a cedar chest. Even the paddle he spanked us with when we got in trouble was something he’d hand-made. Read More... The post 580- Challenge Accepted appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/18/202111 minutes, 38 seconds
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579- Snowball to the Face

Walking home from school discussing the flagpole moment that would live in infamy, Ralphie, Flick and Schwartz relived the triple dog dare moment as Randy toddled behind them. And then, they heard the laugh of Scut Farkus. Scut and his toad henchman, Grover Dill, yelled at, intimidated, and twisted the arms of the boys until the boys ran away, screaming for their lives. I’m sure most, if not all of you have seen this scene from the movie, “A Christmas Story.” Later in the movie a dejected Ralphie has enough when Scut blindsides him with a snowball to the face. Ralphie transfers all his pent up disappointment and frustration into his fists, and Scut’s face becomes the recipient of all that fury. Scut had it coming, and you can’t help but smile at the bully getting what he deserved. Read More... The post 579- Snowball to the Face appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/11/202110 minutes, 41 seconds
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578- When Goals Fall Short

A curious boy once asked a wise owl how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The owl opted to conduct an experiment to determine the number. One…Two…Three…crunch! Three, the owl declared. In the longer version of this famous commercial, the cow, fox, and turtle all confessed they’d never been able to make it to the center without biting it, and clearly the owl had no more patience than the other animals when it came to enjoying the sweet taste of a Tootsie Roll Pop. Unfortunately for me, purchasing a car from Georgia and having it shipped to Oklahoma is a process that cannot be sped up by biting. That beautiful flame red classic would eventually find its way to my garage, and regardless of my level of patience, I had no choice but to wait. Read More... The post 578- When Goals Fall Short appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/4/202110 minutes, 51 seconds
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577- Take the Plunge

I could feel the wind jostling my hair. It wasn’t the kind of wind that knocks you back, but it was there letting me know that at that height, there was nothing to obstruct it. Behind me I heard the words of my friends Charles and James cheering me on. When I took the first step that would eventually lead me to this place, my heart was full of courage and confidence. The obstacle seemed small, the danger non-existent. But now I’d come to the end of my journey. My perspective had changed. I’d signed the waiver, strapped on the harness, climbed the seemingly endless flights of stairs, and fastened myself to an umbilical cord of rubber bands. Staring down at the parking lot below, the airbag that would break my fall in case of failure now seemed a lot smaller. For that matter, the trees, cars, buildings, people...everything seemed smaller. There was nothing left to do but trust all the processes and people who’d helped me get to this point, to lean on the experience of those who’d walked this path before, and see for myself whether or not the bungee cord would hold. Read More... The post 577- Take the Plunge appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/28/20219 minutes, 50 seconds
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576- Get to Work

When I was 5 years old my parents bought me a Mighty Tonka Off Road Adventure Buggy. The Tonka Adventure buggy looked something like a Ford Bronco of the era. It was about 14 inches long and about 8 inches high with large wheels. It was great for playing in the dirt, and turned my backyard into an off road race track. I’d stand behind the Tonka, lean down and put my hands on top of it, and push it while running laps around the yard. In my mind I was at the wheel of a life-sized 4x4. It’s my first memory of loving a car. Read More... The post 576- Get to Work appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/21/202111 minutes, 31 seconds
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575- Objects Not to Scale

Tucked away at The Factory at Franklin sitting at the table farthest from the door, there I sat listening to Cliff talk about goals and limiting beliefs. After teaching on these topics for a while he instructed us to turn to a blank page in our workbook and number it 1 through 25 down the left hand side of the page. He then gave us 10 or 15 minutes to fill out all 25 places with things that we wanted in our life 5-10 years from now. Last week I asked you to perform this exercise, except I only asked you to come up with 20 things. How did it go? If you were like me, you came charging out of the gate like a racehorse at the Kentucky derby, only to run out of steam when I came to the back stretch. In this exercise, I only came up with 11 things. Here they are: Read More... The post 575- Objects Not to Scale appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/14/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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574- No Limits

In March of this year I brought back Stuff I Learned yesterday after being on hiatus for over 4 years. I had a burning desire to share the story arc that comprised all of last season. For some of you that listened to the original run of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, several of the stories shared last season were familiar because I’d shared them in some capacity on previous episodes of SILY. I shared them again and in more detail because I felt it was important to tell the whole story as an arc. This season will be taking a similar approach in format. That is, the entire season is one continuous story, with each episode being a story within the larger story. Last season was titled, “The Dream,” and this season is called, “The Car.” Read More... The post 574- No Limits appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/7/202111 minutes, 12 seconds
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573- Community Feedback for “The Dream”

When I first had the idea for what would eventually become last season’s episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, it wasn’t so I could share the story on SILY. What is now collectively known as “The Dream” season of Stuff I Learned Yesterday started as a yearning to share my story from the stage. In the fall of 2018 I attended a conference called Free the Dream which you’ll hear more about starting with the new season next week. After that conference I felt compelled to share my story and inquired about the possibility of being a speaker at the next year’s conference. However, I was not approved to be a speaker for that conference.  Read More... The post 573- Community Feedback for “The Dream” appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/30/202136 minutes, 7 seconds
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572- Let’s Get Dangerous

As I mentioned last week, I just started my ninth year as a full-time entrepreneur. I also said that it wasn’t my dream until it was my dream. We’ve spent this entire season looking at my dreams. We started when I was in high school and visited several dreams along the way. So how about you? What’s your dream? I’m serious I want to know. Not sure? Hit the pause button and give it some thought. If you can, close your eyes, clear your mind. Allow your mind to wander and think. Don’t restrict yourself. Don’t tell yourself anything is too silly or too big. Don’t say you’re not smart enough or you don’t have...whatever. Don’t shut yourself down. This is a judgement free exercise, and that means no judging yourself. I mean it. NO JUDGING! Now, hit that pause button and let your mind wander until you’re uncomfortable, and then wander some more. I’ll wait. When you’re ready, hit play. Read More... The post 572- Let’s Get Dangerous appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/19/202112 minutes, 42 seconds
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571- Uncle Rico Doesn’t Live Here

Eight weeks have passed since we started this season. The name of that first episode was called Birth of a Dream. That dream was to one day be an animator for Warner Brothers. I then killed that dream and then had no dream for the next few years. Then, after working at the bookstore long enough to see all the opportunities, I dreamed of becoming a buyer within that company. A few years later, I achieved that dream, only to have it smashed when I was fired from it 18 months later. Read More... The post 571- Uncle Rico Doesn’t Live Here appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/12/202112 minutes, 24 seconds
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570- Counsel of the Wise

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” Those are the words of the wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, son of David, celebrated king of Israel. Once I started working with TV talk, it became clear pretty quickly that I was finally on the path of leaving the corporate world. In fact, just 6 months after I first started working with TV Talk, I turned in my resignation. That’s right, I got to leave on my terms. Handing my boss a resignation letter felt so good and so right. But that’s not the focus of today’s story. Read More... The post 570- Counsel of the Wise appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/5/202114 minutes, 4 seconds
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569- The Spark of a New Dream

When I started working at the bookstore as a part time cashier in the fall of 1994, I considered it to be a good job that would help me pay my way through college. After I dropped out of college, I put all my focus toward excelling at the bookstore so that I could get as much experience as possible until I figured out what I wanted to be now that I was growing up. At some point along the journey, I realized that the bookstore was a great place to make a career. Read More... The post 569- The Spark of a New Dream appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/28/202110 minutes, 50 seconds
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568- Forgiving the Unrepentant

Internet Sales Manager. That was the title my boss gave me as I started this new adventure. Technically, he asked what title I wanted, and said that he was thinking about Internet Sales Manager. Since I really don’t care much about job titles as long as they don’t contain the word “waiting” in them, so it sounded good to me. This job turned out to be one of my best adventures so far. Looking back on it now, it prepared me for my current phase of life more than I ever could have imagined. But--spoiler alert-- I didn’t imagine then that I’d be doing what I’m doing now. Read More... The post 568- Forgiving the Unrepentant appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/21/202113 minutes, 57 seconds
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567- Forged by Failure

Last week I ended the episode with me FINALLY landing what was my dream job at that time: a buying position within the company I was working for. My first day on the job was preparing for a business trip to our industry’s annual conference taking place the following week. My new assistant got me up to speed, and out the door I went. The new team I was working with was enjoyable. My assistant was very knowledgeable and really delightful to work with. The other junior buyer in our department was amazing. I’d known him for a number of years and he was a rock star. In fact, he was the guy that got the buying position I mentioned last week. He was a couple of years younger than me, but had a reputation throughout the company for being smart, analytical, humble, and a hard worker. The senior buyer was...different. I was used to working for bosses that took the work seriously, aimed to perform at the highest level, but still had a way of being very personable. This new boss did not have any of that last attribute. He was aloof and quiet. There were days where the only thing he’d say to me was hello and goodbye. The post 567- Forged by Failure appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/14/202116 minutes, 51 seconds
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566- I’m Going to Yemen

So there I was, a 19 year old killer. The first sign of difficulty had crossed my path, and I had no Samwise Gamgee. Can we just pause here for a minute? I want to make sure you get that reference. I know most of you wonderful nerds got it. But for those who didn’t, go find a copy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or go watch the movies. Samwise Gamgee might just be the true hero of that entire adventure. Frodo never would have finished his journey, he never would have survived, he never would have had the required resilience to throw...well, I’m tempted to say that the spoiler warning halo has lapsed since the book was first published nearly 70 years ago, but I did just encourage you to go experience it...so let’s just say that Samwise and his wonderful po-ta-toes that you can boil, mash, and stick in a pot, were important. Read More... The post 566- I’m Going to Yemen appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/7/202111 minutes, 44 seconds
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565- Death of a Dream

The year is now 1994. I was fresh out of high school and ready to head out into the world and conquer it. Warner Brothers, I’m coming at you! My plan was to enroll at the University of Central Oklahoma for two years, then transfer to the University of Oklahoma to finish up my final two years. My freshman year would be spent living in the dorm, and my roommate would be one of my close high school friends. It was going to be awesome!! Read More... The post 565- Death of a Dream appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/31/202112 minutes, 37 seconds
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564- The World is a Classroom

In the fall of 1991 I was 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. I did well in school, but didn’t really take all my classes seriously. English was one of those classes that came naturally to me, and that year we had a brand new teacher for English by the name of Mr. Harrison. Mr. Harrison was different. He not only had an English degree, but he was fluent in French and Spanish, and knew a fair bit of Latin. He was well-read, articulate, quick-witted, and knew how to command a classroom. Before moving to Oklahoma, he’d lived in Michigan where he ran a photo studio and did substitute teaching.  Read More... The post 564- The World is a Classroom appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/24/202113 minutes, 8 seconds
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563- Birth of a Dream

Let's get dangerous! What comes to your mind when you hear those words? I was a child of the 80’s and entered high school in 1990. When I was in high school, my afternoons after I got out of school consisted of me coming home, turning on the TV, and for the next two to three hours, watching cartoons like Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Tailspin, Ducktails, Darkwing Duck, the Animaniacs, and Batman: The Animated Series. And I absolutely loved watching these cartoons.  Read More... The post 563- Birth of a Dream appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/17/202113 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Return of Stuff I Learned Yesterday

Back on March 17, 2014 I launched Stuff I Learned Yesterday, a podcast to inspire, bring hope, and be a spark of light in the world.  After 562 episodes, the sun set on SILY on December 30, 2016.  A new day has dawned, and SILY is back, this time, the launch day is March 17, 2021.  I’m looking forward to sharing the new episodes with you.  Here’s a preview of the first two episodes.  Subscribe or follow the podcast, and enjoy new episodes each Wednesday starting March 17.  Read More... The post The Return of Stuff I Learned Yesterday appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/14/20215 minutes, 49 seconds
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562- Backside of a Sunrise

When I was in high school I would occasionally go camping with my friends Van and Jason. It was always a lot of fun just hanging out with my friends and goofing off. We'd find a good spot on one of the hundreds of acres owned by Van's parents, and make camp for the night. We'd build a campfire, stretch out our sleeping bags, and eventually we'd go to sleep right there under the stars. No RV. Not even a tent. Read More... The post 562- Backside of a Sunrise appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/30/201614 minutes, 15 seconds
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561- Final Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Angela, Therissa, Andrew, Jess, and No One Special. Read More... The post 561- Final Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/29/201627 minutes, 3 seconds
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560- Choosing Joy

My last story here on Stuff I Learned Yesterday occurred nearly 13 years ago. I’ve told this story a couple times over the last couple weeks, drawing out different applications each time I tell it. In hindsight, some experiences become more meaningful the older I get. At the time they’re awkward and hard, but time eases the pain of their acute sting and I draw more insight about who I was then because of who I am now. I want to set the stage for you a little bit before I tell you the story. Read more... The post 560- Choosing Joy appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/28/20168 minutes, 47 seconds
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559- Transition Well

Today I talk about the next steps. You see sometimes taking sabbaticals or even vacations are not enough. Sometimes we have give things up or step back. But there are right ways and wrong ways to transition. I know things happen for a reason. A lot of these transitions started earlier in the year. So when I sat down in August to write a SILY episode, transitioning well was fresh on my mind. I had no clue that the very podcast I was writing for would be transitioning away. But I’m thankful for the lessons in transitioning well. Read more… The post 559- Transition Well appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/27/201612 minutes, 59 seconds
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558- Before We Say Goodbye

Here we are. We've arrived at what will be the final week, the final 5 episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Before I say goodbye on Friday, I want to spend some time today and reflect back on the stories that comprise this podcast. In taking a look at the stories of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, it's clear that the stories are nothing without the people who willingly shared them. So I want to take a moment and thank every single person who shared a piece of their story with the Stuff I Learned Yesterday audience. Read More... The post 558- Before We Say Goodbye appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/26/201622 minutes, 27 seconds
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557- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Jason. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 557- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/23/201622 minutes, 31 seconds
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556- The Gift of Giving

When I was five years old, I asked Santa for a car. It’s all I wanted. A convertible to be exact. Under my Christmas tree Christmas morning was a cream-colored Rolls Royce convertible with tan interior. It was the coolest Power Wheels I’d ever seen. Santa came through! That was the last Christmas gift I ever got from Santa. After that, all my Christmas gifts came from my family, and I knew about nearly every one of them in advance because I went to the store to pick them out. I don’t actually remember my mom breaking the news to me that Santa wasn’t a real person. I’m pretty sure i just figured it out on my own—seeing as how all the gifts from “Santa” were gifts I’d just seen my mom buy at the toy store. I actually remember believing in the tooth fairy until I was about 8, but Santa. No go on the jolly man in the red suit. My mom is a people pleaser, and she loves giving gifts. She hates giving the wrong gifts, so she always wants to know exactly what I ( and the rest of the family) wants so she can get the right thing. This isn’t bad, but as a child, it kind of killed Christmas for me. I even wrapped my own presents once Mom realized I was a great gift wrapper. Read More... The post 556- The Gift of Giving appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/22/201610 minutes, 23 seconds
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555- SILY Host Roundtable

For me, SILY has given me the opportunity to look at life differently. Especially now that I’m a co-host I look and analyze the experiences of my life for teachable moments. I don’t think I did that very well before. It has been great sharing SILY with my family and friends and I know for certain that there are new folks in the facebook group that are there because I introduced the podcast to them. So, I want to say thank you to Darrell for giving me the opportunity to share in this amazing community. I hope you look back on this labor of love as just that, because it has brought so much to so many.Read More... The post 555- SILY Host Roundtable appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/21/201628 minutes, 5 seconds
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554- Stand Up For Your Beliefs

“We don’t need to pay those invoices. We bought that inventory as a favor to your Chief Financial Officer to help him make his year end numbers, and we’re going to send it back.” What did he just say? I had been employed by my publically traded company for 8 months, and was already troubled by some of the business and financial practices I had seen. I was visiting one of our out-of-state customers and we were reviewing over $1 million dollars of old invoices that they had not paid. I had also been asked to generally review their business practices, as my company was considering acquiring this customer. Read more... The post 554- Stand Up For Your Beliefs appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/20/20169 minutes, 52 seconds
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553- Christmas Memories

The year was 1986. All I wanted for Christmas was a Hot Wheels toy called Dynamite Crossing. I told every member of my family that Dynamite Crossing was what I wanted and I probably told them each 10 times or more. It looked like one of the coolest toys I'd ever seen and I couldn't imagine life being any better than if I had one to play with. When our family gathered for Christmas that year, my uncle Johnny showed up with a large, flat box wrapped in white paper. Fortunately for me, I could see through the paper and read that box said Dynamite Crossing on it. I played it cool as if I didn't notice, and let out my excitement once the package was officially opened. It was a great Christmas. Read More... The post 553- Christmas Memories appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/19/201617 minutes, 15 seconds
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552- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Joshua. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 552- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/17/201618 minutes, 51 seconds
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551- Severing Unhealthy Relationships

Another student was picking on a smaller classmate in the back of the bus. I was only seven years old at the time, but someone told me what was occurring and then asked me to do something about it. So I got up and proclaimed in my strongest, and very childish voice that I would stop it. I did, but it must have been a “set-up” because the “friend” who was sitting next to me on the bus opened my metal lunchbox and threw my Christmas drawings out the window. I got off the bus crying, and my mom, who was right there waiting for me, took me home and pulled out paper and crayons so that I could recreate my Christmas masterpieces which were my present to her.   I never sat next to that so called “friend” on the bus again.  Read more... The post 551- Severing Unhealthy Relationships appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/15/201612 minutes, 31 seconds
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550- What Is Your Word

What is your word? What is your calling? What do you strive for? A word cannot fully define us but it can help us capture our calling. Read more… The post 550- What Is Your Word appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/14/201613 minutes, 14 seconds
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549- That’s Me in Spotlight

You may recall that I first started singing by mistake shortly after I graduated high school. I was hanging out with the youth pastor of my church one afternoon, sitting in the back seat of his car singing along quietly to the song on the stereo. I was looking out the window just minding my own business and in my own little world...or so I thought. It turned out that I was singing loud enough to be heard and by the end of the day I was the newest member of his vocal band. You can learn more about that experience by checking out episode 42 of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Read More... The post 549- That’s Me in Spotlight appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/13/201617 minutes, 3 seconds
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548- Gardening Your Friendships

I tried to tell this story two years ago, but I couldn’t do it without crying. Now, I feel more confident in my abilities, but to be on the safe side, I have my Kleenex right here. But let me go back a little further into the history of this story. My story begins on October 25, 1977 when Ruth Anna Bonge was born to loving parents in Norman...wait, that was probably too far back. Let’s get to the good stuff. In January of 2003 I met Ruth at a Tae Kwon Do class taught by master instructor Ed Rugh of the Rugh Institute. I remember that when I started the class a few months before, I was a little unsure because I didn’t know anyone and I had never done anything like this before. When she showed up in class, I was just getting my bearings. Have you ever heard of friendship at first sight? If you’re comparing it to love at first sight, but with friends, then you get the idea. I knew that Ruth and I would be friends the instant we met, and thus the “Hi Ruth it’s Ruthie” and vice versa was born. That was sort of our running joke, since our names were so similar. Every time we left a voicemail for each other, that was how it started. Read More... The post 548- Gardening Your Friendships appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/12/201611 minutes, 50 seconds
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547- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Susan, Faith, Lillie, and Dani. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 547- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/9/201618 minutes, 33 seconds
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546- Be Kind To Yourself

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Barb Rankin, and while I thoroughly enjoy gardening and yard work, I really don’t like the chore of cleaning the inside of my home, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I talk about being kind to yourself, and not expecting yourself to be perfect.  Read more... The post 546- Be Kind To Yourself appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/8/201610 minutes, 47 seconds
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545- Commonalities

December 5, 1973. Mom and Dad took their two-year-old son, me, to the hospital. Apparently I had become really, really ill after a few weeks of never finding enough water to drink, always going to the bathroom, and had gotten sick to my stomach and could not stop to the point of dehydration.Read More... The post 545- Commonalities appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/7/201611 minutes, 38 seconds
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544- Learning and Re-Learning

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Emilee O’Leary, I have a collection of Alice in Wonderland t-shirts, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, I am going to share a little bit on what I’ve learned this summer concerning re-learning lessons I thought I learned a long time ago. Read more... The post 544- Learning and Re-Learning appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/6/20169 minutes, 38 seconds
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543- Earning It

Believe it or not, I'm not a big TV watcher. It's true. But few things on TV have excited me as much as the first teaser trailer for Fringe. I thought it was exciting, mysterious, and jaw dropping (no pun intended). At work the next day I remember talking with some of my co-workers about how cool it was. So when one of those co-workers suggested that we do a podcast about the show, I loved the idea! That co-worker was named Jason and he soon had our other co-worker, Courtney, on board. We all pitched in some money and got the best equipment we could afford, which wasn't much. I also bought a bunch of random gear from a friend who had it sitting in his garage. I couldn't wait to get started. Read More... The post 543- Earning It appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/5/201620 minutes, 11 seconds
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542- Friday Flashback: The First Ever Friday Forum

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we go back to an episode that originally aired on March 28, 2014. It just so happens that it's from Mark Des Cotes. Little did any of us know just how big a role Mark would play in the life of this podcast.Read More... The post 542- Friday Flashback: The First Ever Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/2/201620 minutes, 20 seconds
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541- Retail-izing!

I got up in the middle of the night-at least what it felt like-and had myself at the store by 5:30 am. We all took our battle stations at our registers and the doors opened. The people had come, and they were savage.Read More... The post 541- Retail-izing! appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/1/201612 minutes, 20 seconds
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540- Adapt And Play

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday! My name is Emilee O’Leary, this week I reached the big 3-0 milestone, and I believe if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I am sharing a story about how my dad adapted the game of baseball so that we could play one-on-one in the backyard and taught me something, in the process, about how adaptation can make things more accessible. Read more... The post 540- Adapt And Play appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/30/20169 minutes, 57 seconds
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539- Listening Means More Than Hearing

Images go into your long-term memory where as words live in your short-term memory. Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can retain about 7 bits of information at a time. This is why we have 7 digit phone numbers. Read More... The post 539- Listening Means More Than Hearing appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/29/201611 minutes, 23 seconds
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538- To Err is Human

On the floor in front of us was a folding game board. Printed on the board was the layout of a mansion. Each room of the mansion was labeled with names like, Study, Kitchen, Conservatory, Billiard Room, and Lounge. Scattered around the mansion were various items with which one could commit murder. In fact, someone had been murdered. I, along with my wife Kari and our two kids, Addison and Colby, were each challenged with being the first to piece together the clues and determine where the murder was committed, which weapon was used, and who performed the diabolical act. Read More... The post 538- To Err is Human appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/28/201614 minutes, 25 seconds
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537- Friday Flashback: Stalled in the Snow

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we go back to an episode that originally aired the week of Thanksgiving 2014. It's an episode brought to us from Mark Des Cotes about a lesson he learned while stopped at a roadblock. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 183- Stalled in the Snow. Read More... The post 537- Friday Flashback: Stalled in the Snow appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/25/201613 minutes, 51 seconds
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536- Your Story Is Not Over

In the second act of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, Alexander and his wife Eliza have to overcome the estrangement of their marriage - and then the death of their 19-year old son in a duel.. The song “It’s Quiet Uptown” expresses their shock, their disbelief, their grief at the tragic loss by saying “There are moments that the words don’t reach, there is suffering too powerful to name… the moments when you’re in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down.” For those of us whose lives have been touched by depression and suicide, they express the things that we feel very well indeed. Whether you are, like me, someone who suffers from depression or, like me, someone who has lost a friend or a loved one to suicide, there are sometimes just no words that can explain what we are feeling. Read More... The post 536- Your Story Is Not Over appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/24/20169 minutes, 5 seconds
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535- Bonding Connects Us

Bonding connects us to others and makes our lives rich. Bonding takes time and effort but it is so worth it! Read more… The post 535- Bonding Connects Us appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/23/20169 minutes, 32 seconds
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534- Gratitude For Teachers

I came home from school, crying. I was only 5 years old and I was struggling in class. I remember really liking kindergarten, but the first grade was not fun. I just couldn’t understand how the letters that I practiced writing could become words on a page that I could read. They made no sense to me.   Read more... The post 534- Gratitude For Teachers appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/22/201610 minutes, 33 seconds
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533- A Patchwork of Opportunity

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. We pull off the side of the road, spend time with family and friends, eat lots of food, watch lots of football, and hopefully take a moment or two to reflect and ponder those things for which we should give thanks. So today I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for my brother. Read More... The post 533- A Patchwork of Opportunity appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/21/201616 minutes
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532- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Justina. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 532- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/18/201613 minutes, 23 seconds
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531- Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best, and Learn Something Along the Way

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Colitis is an autoimmune disorder where your body attacks the colon causing intense discomfort and it caused me to lose a lot of blood. I lost a lot of sleep most nights due to the pain and the stress over not knowing how I would ever feel better. There were many of those nights that i cried myself to sleep. I never wanted to shop anywhere unless I knew they had a public restroom with more than one stall. I would take a few trips to Southern California from Central California to visit friends and family. I can tell you what almost every public restrooms looks like along the way. I joked once that I was going to write a blog titled, “The Bathrooms along Interstate 5." Read More... The post 531- Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best, and Learn Something Along the Way appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/17/20168 minutes, 22 seconds
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530- Dental Denial

Did you know you can have more than one cavity per tooth? As I said earlier, I found this out the hard way as a small child. Now before you pass judgement on my commitment to dental care, you should know it was completely, 100%, without a doubt, my parents’ fault. Don’t be too hard on them though. You see, I was the first child and my parents were cutting their teeth on the whole parenthood thing with me. In fact, they thought they were being very responsible new parents by protecting their young son from the harmful effects of candy. I wasn’t allowed candy in the early days of life, but was instead offered nature’s candy, fruit! Read More... The post 530- Dental Denial appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/16/201621 minutes, 7 seconds
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529- My Daughter, My Hero

The struggle is real. What used to be an ironic statement around our house has become a truism. My girl’s strength and independence have come under fire and she is battling. I am honored to fight and battle beside her. Read More... The post 529- My Daughter, My Hero appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/15/201611 minutes, 19 seconds
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528- Looking at the Harvest

For the last couple of years my daughter has expressed an interest in planting a vegetable garden. We talked about doing something small like an herb garden and we talked about digging up a part of the backyard and planting some real veggies. However, nothing really came of it. This last spring I decided I would talk about it with her again and see if she was still interested in planting a garden. She was. Read More... The post 528- Looking at the Harvest appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/14/201614 minutes, 4 seconds
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527- Friday Flashback: Awakening Your Awareness

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we go back to an episode that originally aired in July of 2014. It's an episode about perspective and observing the world around you. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 94- Awakening Your Awareness. Read More... The post 527- Friday Flashback: Awakening Your Awareness appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/11/201615 minutes, 10 seconds
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526- Softly and Tenderly

When Darrell asked me to contribute an episode to the final season of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, I submitted an idea to talk about how my life goals are in a holding pattern due to not having a permanent job. Well, you know what they say about making plans. Life has a way of being unpredictable. I had no idea how much my life would change two weeks after that initial pitch. On Tuesday, October 18th at around 12 noon I got a very unexpected call from a local hospital. In my short life, I have received many calls like this because my parents have both had many health issues, especially in the last several years. But this time it was different. As I got ready to leave for my seasonal retail job, I got a call that my dad had taken a bad fall and was in the hospital. After the first call from the social worker I was in shock. I didn’t understand how serious it was and I had planned to still go to work. Read More... The post 526- Softly and Tenderly appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/10/201620 minutes, 23 seconds
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525- The Worth in Work

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday! My name is Emilee O’Leary and when I was little I used to take apart electronics to see what was inside and whether I could put them back together and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In this episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, I’m sharing a story about the long process I went through this summer in rediscovering the worth in work. Read more... The post 525- The Worth in Work appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/9/201610 minutes, 35 seconds
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524- Time for a Change

I wanted a change. I was mad at Mom, but I really don’t remember why. I know there had been too many changes in my life in a short period of time, and I wanted something else. I was only 5 years old, my father had died the year before, and his mother, my grandmother had rented the house across the street for several months before recently returning to San Francisco.  Read more... The post 524- Time for a Change appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/8/201612 minutes, 34 seconds
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523- Standing at the Crosspoint of Change

For the last several years, my Facebook bio has said, "I am happily married to my wife, Kari. We have two great kids. I am the worship leader at Crosspointe Community Church in Edmond, OK. I am the owner of Pro Podcast Solutions and Golden Spiral Media." That bio contains five quick facts about me that represent the core of my life. My wife is Kari. I have two kids. I'm a worship leader. I own Pro Podcast Solutions. I own Golden Spiral Media. As of October 2, 2016, one of those things is no longer true. Which is it? Read More... The post 523- Standing at the Crosspoint of Change appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/7/201614 minutes, 23 seconds
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522- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Andrew and Jason. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 522- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/4/201618 minutes, 3 seconds
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521- Facing Struggles Together

I am in my 14th year working in the office of a school. I feel very fortunate to have been there for that many years. During that time, you can imagine I have seen teachers and staff come and go, for good reasons and hard ones. I’ve seen my co-workers get engaged, married and have kids. I’ve seen them come back for visits after they retire. I know that this kind of love for the people and place is rare. But my school has been an environment of support and trust. We have gone through challenges and struggles along the way and there has been some hard times. Read more… The post 521- Facing Struggles Together appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/3/201611 minutes
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520- Tradition!

Growing up my Mom was Queen of Tradition in the McGrail household. There were specific protocols for each major holiday and heaven help you if you tried to suggest anything that didn’t go along with the protocol. One of the ones that I remember very well was the annual spiced apples that were made every year at our Christmas Dinner—always served on Christmas Eve after the perfectly timed Moravian Lovefeast that could be at 3:30 but never later than 4:30 because that was throwing off the rest of the day’s schedule. Anyway, the apples…they were peeled, cored and served whole with a very delicious sauce in my great grandmother’s crystal dishes. They were quite yummy for sure. The other tradition was the annual cursing fest that was the putting on lights of our Christmas tree. My dad would find new and creative ways to get frustrated and there was always a plethora of new vocabulary words that I was not to share outside of the home.Read More... The post 520- Tradition! appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/2/201611 minutes, 27 seconds
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519- Connecting The Dots

Life is like a connect the dots drawing. You don't know what your final picture will be, but it's slowly revealing itself as you connect each dot in your life. And if you take the time to look back, you can see how each one of those dots is connected to form the picture so far.Read More... The post 519- Connecting The Dots appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/1/201612 minutes, 56 seconds
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518- The 180 Degree Life Lesson

2004 was a rough year for me. In fact, it's probably the most difficult year I've ever faced. It should come as no surprise that it's also one of the years I can look back on now and realize that it's one of the biggest learning seasons of my life. If you're a long-time listener of this podcast then you probably remember some of the events of that year. Things got rough near the end of January when my boss called me into his office to tell me that he had hired someone to replace me. Just a few weeks earlier, he had reallocated my huge workload and hired someone to work along side me. So when he then called me in to tell me I was being replaced, I was shocked. Read More... The post 518- The 180 Degree Life Lesson appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/31/201616 minutes, 47 seconds
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517- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Mike. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 517- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/28/201616 minutes, 10 seconds
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516- Be Nobody But Yourself

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday! My name is Emilee O’Leary and this summer marked my first ever trip to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I got to spend a week exploring the high-altitudes of Colorado with a couple of my best friends and now finally understand, first hand, why mountains are so breathtaking. This is just one of the many reasons I have for believing that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s installment of Stuff I Learned Yesterday, I’m excited to share the launching point of learning to feel like myself. Read more... The post 516- Be Nobody But Yourself appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/27/20169 minutes, 52 seconds
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515- Friendship Investment

Our lives are so much richer when we make the friendship investment. We are told that in an abundance of counselors there is much wisdom. Our friends can step in and help us see around roadblocks that dominate our vision. There is also wisdom in the saying that, when two fall they can pick each other up. Friendship is about picking each other up in the hard times. Life is hard and it not meant to be lived alone. We have to take the time to make the friendship investment. That investment can literally save lives, our own and others! Read more… The post 515- Friendship Investment appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/26/201610 minutes, 24 seconds
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514- Dear Younger Me

The Golden Spiral Media stable of podcasts has busted out with a lot of time travel goodness, especially with this season of television. “The Flash” on the CW and the Central City Underground podcast, hosted by Tony and Joe have been dealing with time travel for a couple of years now. We have two new shows now based on time travel, the Remaking History podcast for the NBC show “Timeless,” hosted by Karen and Doug and the Radio Static podcast for the CW show “Frequency,” hosted by SILY’s own Barb and her cohost Steve. I’m also loving “This Is Us” which isn’t time travel based, but whose storytelling, much like LOST, depends on keeping up with many timelines at once. I guess what I’m trying to get at is that there is a lot of television, especially genre TV, which is Golden Spiral Media’s wheelhouse, that is giving us as the audience a lot to dive in and think about what might happen when our timeline could go a little wonky. Have you ever had a moment or three in your life that you wish you could go back and have a “re-do?” Usually I’m thinking about this when I wish I could go back and come up with a pithier comeback to something someone has said to me. I’m not exactly fast on the fly that way. But lately, with all of the time travel goodness I’m watching I’m finding myself facing some much larger experiences that I would like to rethink.Read More... The post 514- Dear Younger Me appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/25/201611 minutes, 45 seconds
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513- Off the Beaten Path

Like many of you, I'm sure, I was not given a car for my 16th birthday. As I've mentioned before, I got my first car when I was 18 and only after I'd saved up enough money on my own to pay for it. I don't remember how much I paid, but I know that the car was a 1982 Ford EXP. That baby had a whopping 70 horsepower and a 4-speed manual transmission. I loved that car. Read More... The post 513- Off the Beaten Path appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/24/201614 minutes, 58 seconds
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512- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Jason. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 512- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/21/201613 minutes, 32 seconds
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511- Passion is Contagious

I am a longtime listener of podcasts. I think I started listening to them when they first appeared in 2004. Most of those were tech related, until 2010. I was hooked on a show called The Event, which was a great show that only lasted one season. I started listening to a couple of podcasts on The Event. While that show debuted, another show was starting on AMC about zombies. I thought, I’m not a “zombie guy”, but I thought the idea of doing an entire show about a zombie apocalypse could be cool. I missed the first few episodes, and when I finally tuned in for episode 4, it was difficult to know what was going on. I had heard good things about it after that and when it appeared on Netflix just before Season 2, I watched it, and I was immediately hooked. By the middle of season 2, I had started listening to every TWD podcast I could find. While I loved listening to them, even the not so good ones, I would get upset when a host would get something wrong or completely missed a point. That seemed to happen a lot. Read More... The post 511- Passion is Contagious appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/20/201614 minutes, 29 seconds
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510- Miracles in the Rain

When someone dies unexpectedly, shock and disbelief are normal reactions. We’re not prepared. But these emotions protect us and enable us to push forward until the shock wears off and we truly begin the grieving process. Read more... The post 510- Miracles in the Rain appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/19/201613 minutes, 1 second
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509- Lessons Learned Behind The Scenes

I think I’ve always been fascinated by the activity that goes on behind the scenes because of my personality. I’m not a naturally outgoing person, and I’m not one who thrives in the spotlight. But I have always known that it takes a group to make things happen.Read more… The post 509- Lessons Learned Behind The Scenes appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/18/20168 minutes, 48 seconds
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508- Priceless Moments

Los Angeles, California. The place where dreams are made, right? Well, maybe. It is the place where lots of people's dreams come true and it's the place where many TV and films are made that cause us to dream. Back in April we purchased tickets to go see Michael Giacchino conduct the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music and story from the TV show, LOST. Exactly 12 years to the day that the show first premiered on ABC, we joined 1,200 LOST fans for what turned out to be an incredibly windy and incredibly memorable night. However, well before we boarded our flight to the land of fruits and nuts, we knew that we wanted to experience more than just the LOST concert. Read More... The post 508- Priceless Moments appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/17/201619 minutes, 48 seconds
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507- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Joshua. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 507- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/14/201611 minutes, 29 seconds
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506- Wolf or Sheep, It Just Doesn’t Matter Anymore

As I’ve gotten older I’ve seen person after person after person not only disappoint but ultimately leave a swath of destruction and pain as their true nature comes out. My own personal experiences have taken me from a man that generally took people at face value to one that trusts few. I urge us all not to give up, not to take the easy choice of not participating, and most of all not to let the wolves find you in a position to get eaten.Read more... The post 506- Wolf or Sheep, It Just Doesn’t Matter Anymore appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/13/201610 minutes, 36 seconds
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505- The Power Struggle

While we may often think of power struggles in relation to politics or the office, they are very real in our personal lives. Power struggles occur between spouses, between parents and children, between friends, and between co-workers.  They are often stressful, and can leave you exhausted and discouraged. They can make you resentful, especially if you are the one that feels controlled.  Read more... The post 505- The Power Struggle appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/12/201612 minutes, 7 seconds
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504- Pie In The Sky

Part of the process in obtaining my B.A. in English required me to endure writing workshops. It took me a long time to really understand the benefit workshops provide, but it slowly broke me out of a lot of bad writing habits. The idea of writing workshops is basically that everyone in the class writes a story and provides a copy to everyone else in the class. Before the next class meets, we were to read a certain number of the stories, write notes about them, and be prepared to discuss them in class in order to help the author edit and improve their story. In the course of the discussion, in addition to basic edits for grammar and word usage, people would highlight words or phrases that are overused or that sound out of character. Read More... The post 504- Pie In The Sky appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/11/201611 minutes, 49 seconds
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503- Chasing Sand in the Wind

Think with me for a moment. What are some other things that can lead to pain, destruction, and emptiness? Or think about it this way. What parts of your life are the most valuable? Are you giving those things positive attention or negative attention. Are you doing things to help those areas grow, or are you doing things that bring them harm? Now, for me, I begin to see other things that fit into this picture. Do I really need to work 15 hours a day? Is that really helping my closest relationships? At what point is enough enough? Read More... The post 503- Chasing Sand in the Wind appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/10/201617 minutes, 33 seconds
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502- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Zach, Justina, and Joshua. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 502- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/9/201617 minutes, 41 seconds
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501- Can I Make A Difference

There will always be situations in which people in our neighborhoods, our cities, our states, our countries, our world – need help – perhaps due to a natural disaster such as a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, a blizzard or a heat wave, or due to a famine, a fire or a war.   The enormity of some situations can be overpowering; and we wonder: “Can I do anything to help?” “Where would I begin?"  "Can I make a difference?"  Read more... The post 501- Can I Make A Difference appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/8/201616 minutes, 2 seconds
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500- Big Trip Small Changes

Trips outside the country challenge our thoughts and beliefs. Trips outside the country inspire us and give us a bigger appreciation of the world we live in. But do we allow them to change who we are on a day-to-day basis? Or do we forget the lessons learned? Read more… The post 500- Big Trip Small Changes appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/7/20169 minutes, 37 seconds
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499- A Matter of the Heart

The first incident was a strange pain in my chest that lasted for a few seconds but then subsided. I was walking my kids to a neighbor’s pool and because it went away.Read more… The post 499- A Matter of the Heart appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/6/201610 minutes, 45 seconds
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498- There is a Season

This is episode 498 of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Can you believe that? It's remarkable I think. This Friday will mark the end of this season of SILY and we will have 502 episodes in the books. The next season will begin on October 10, finish on December 30, and that will bring us to 562 total episodes. With episode 562, we will turn off the lights and retire the Stuff I Learned Yesterday Podcast. Read More... The post 498- There is a Season appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/5/201612 minutes, 34 seconds
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497- Friday Flashback: How Karen Got Her Groove Back

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Darrell Darnell, I'm excited to be hanging out all weekend with GSM hosts Troy Heinritz, Ruthie Rink, and Jeremy Hunt, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday we’re taking a look back at an episode about a life impacted through the generosity of others.. Read More... The post 497- Friday Flashback: How Karen Got Her Groove Back appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/2/201613 minutes, 14 seconds
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496- Between Passion and Obsession

I’m the first to admit I obsess on things, and sometimes my obsessions are not always healthy. My video game obsessions during my bachelor years, in fact, were particularly inhibitive. It goes all the way back to my college years when I would play multi-user dungeons or MUDs, a kind of text-based adventure game, until 4am on the then burgeoning internet, which connected one college campus full of nerds like me to others around the nation. Unfortunately, my gaming obsession caused me to neglect other important areas of my life, and my sophomore year was pretty much a waste. I graduated a semester late because of it. Read more... The post 496- Between Passion and Obsession appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/1/201613 minutes, 34 seconds
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495- The Elusive Side of Creativity

I’m not prepared to be wrong. I was never built that way. As I said, my childhood, my jobs, my family, my new business, they’ve all been built around having the right answers and making sure to avoid mistakes. Read More... The post 495- The Elusive Side of Creativity appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/31/201612 minutes, 13 seconds
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494- Lessons from Podcasting

Lessons from podcasting have taught me about community, passion, and having a hard work ethic. Allow me to share them with you. Read more… The post 494- Lessons from Podcasting appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/30/201611 minutes, 13 seconds
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493- Summertime Learning

Parenting is hard. In fact, it might just be the hardest thing I do. Like most parents, I want to teach my kids to be responsible, caring, selfless, compassionate, honest, hard working, and confident. Kari and I set rules and boundaries in a way that we believe is best for them given their age, maturity, and well-being. Of course, we aren't perfect so we don't always get it right, but we do our best. Read More... The post 493- Summertime Learning appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/29/201612 minutes, 56 seconds
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492- Friday Flashback: The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we go back to one of the earliest episodes. It originally aired on my 15th wedding anniversary. I've now been married 17 years and this episode tells the story of how it all began. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 44- The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas. Read More... The post 492- Friday Flashback: The Best Thing To Ever Come Out of Texas appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/26/201613 minutes, 22 seconds
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491- Your Mission Trip, Should You Choose to Accept It…

On our podcast we say that if you’re not learning, you’re not living. In our house we also say that if you’re not serving you’re not living. Read More... The post 491- Your Mission Trip, Should You Choose to Accept It… appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/25/20169 minutes, 53 seconds
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490- Pardon the Disruption

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself driving to The Frothy Monkey, a coffee shop in Nashville I’d never visited before. I was meeting Sarah, a film producer who had invited me to coffee via private message on Facebook. Sarah and I had spoken on twitter once but had never met in person. In fact, she came across my name by doing a search n Twitter for women filmmakers in Nashville. Read More... The post 490- Pardon the Disruption appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/24/20168 minutes, 47 seconds
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489- Tools For The Real World

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Emilee O’Leary, my favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned from my dad about the importance of having the right tools to perform a task. Read more... The post 489- Tools For The Real World appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/23/20169 minutes, 14 seconds
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488- Cherishing the Moments

Today I'm going to share the story behind one of the personal facts I shared earlier this season that involved a case of mistaken identity. The year was 1995. I was a 19 year old college student working part-time at the bookstore. By this time I had been at the bookstore for somewhere around a year, maybe longer. At this time I spent a lot of my time working at the back of the store. That's where the Bible section was located as well as the machines that we used to stamp names on the covers of Bibles. Read More... The post 488- Cherishing the Moments appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/22/201613 minutes, 2 seconds
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487- Friday Flashback: Leaping Lizards

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that originally ran on May 15, 2015. Hosted by former host, Mandy Wichert, this episode shares a lesson about tact and how to express what you know, without coming across as a know-it-all. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 219- Leaping Lizards. Read More... The post 487- Friday Flashback: Leaping Lizards appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/19/201616 minutes, 20 seconds
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486- Lessons That Come Back Around

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Therissa Libby, I generally refuse to eat crabs other than Chesapeake Blues, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned many years ago that is making a new difference for me today. Read More... The post 486- Lessons That Come Back Around appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/18/20169 minutes, 19 seconds
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485- Use Your Imagination

My brother and I played together when we were young, as we were the only children in the neighborhood. Our problem was not having a lot of toys, so we created new ones. In order to do that, we had to use our imaginations – and that’s what we did!  Read more... The post 485- Use Your Imagination appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/17/201611 minutes, 16 seconds
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484- Picking Your Battles

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “you gotta pick your battles.” Usually, this phrase is said when giving in to someone on an issue to avoid argument or acquiescing to something you don’t really want but unfortunately can’t control. It’s used to refer to when you chose not to fight and is usually accompanied by a sigh of regret or frustration. “You can’t win ‘em all,” you might say when choosing to stay out of it. Read more... The post 484- Picking Your Battles appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/16/201611 minutes, 53 seconds
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483- Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Today's story is one that I've been putting off for a while. In fact, I almost told this story last week and made a last minute change. It's a story of one of the most frustrating, painful, and damaging things that ever happened to me during my nearly 19 year career at my previous job. Because of that, I've left out the names of the people in this story. There is a lot to this story, and much more than I can share in the brief amount of time we have together today, but let me give you a little background. When I was promoted to the position of E-Commerce Director, I was given a job that didn't previously exist. I got the job because of my knowledge of programming, store operations, and purchasing. I also understood new media and social media better than nearly everyone at the company at that time. Read More... The post 483- Liar Liar Pants on Fire appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/15/201619 minutes, 20 seconds
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482- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Linda. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 482- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/12/201614 minutes, 30 seconds
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481- Learning to Let Go So You Can Grow

I was first introduced to podcasts in late 2011/early 2012. I listened to the replay of Dave Ramsey’s radio show. From there, I learned that he had the Entreleadership podcast. This led me down the road to exploring what other podcasts were out there, and I subscribed to several podcasts covering both leadership and web design. I was interested in web design podcasts because I was wanting to get into the web design and development field. Read More... The post 481- Learning to Let Go So You Can Grow appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/11/201610 minutes, 43 seconds
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480- It’s a Dog’s Life

Less than two weeks later a co-worker at the office made an announcement that she had a puppy hanging out near her that needed a home. Did anyone want it? Without hesitation I spoke up and said “We do!” Wait a minute, what? Where did that come from? Well, who was I kidding? There’s a reason why I had always—and will always live with a dog in our home.Read More... The post 480- It’s a Dog’s Life appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/10/201610 minutes, 56 seconds
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479- Rewatch and Learn

A rewatch of a TV series has become a fun activity for folks over the years. People may think it is for comfort and nostalgia but it can teach us new things! Read more… The post 479- Rewatch and Learn appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/9/201611 minutes, 16 seconds
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478- All Things Are Possible

Well, I did it! At 12:03am yesterday morning, I wrapped up the final edit of a slew of new clients that have either moved their podcast production over to Pro Podcast Solutions or have used Pro Podcast Solutions to help them launch. The total number is 7 to be exact. I'm not sure what you think of that number but for me, as I sit here today, that's a big number. Read More... The post 478- All Things Are Possible appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/8/201614 minutes, 54 seconds
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477- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Therissa and Hanna. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 477- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/5/201617 minutes, 54 seconds
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476- Gifts That Last A Lifetime

When we pass from this life, our possessions aren’t going with us. Our gifts and treasures will be in our spirit, in our faith, with our family and our friends. Our possessions, all those gifts and treasures will not be important. It will be the little things in life – those will be our true gifts and treasures.  Read more... The post 476- Gifts That Last A Lifetime appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/4/201611 minutes, 14 seconds
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475- Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

I became a door-to-door salesman in April of this year. The investment firm that I joined believes the key to success is getting yourself in front of as many people as possible and using the law of averages ideally you’re going to gain clients directly proportional to how hard you get after meeting and being with people. It’s really a neat set up when you think about it. I’m essentially an entrepreneur who’s building his own business using products that are built and maintained by some of the smartest people in the industry. My job is build relationships, fit the product to the client, and keep the relationship concentrating on the long-term goal of what investing can do. There are plenty of statistics that show if you continually build your savings and use the gift of compounding interest that anyone can be a successful investor. The trick is not panicking when the economy goes through its typical tumbles and stumbles. The key to building and maintaining a successful practice is sales. Read More... The post 475- Knock, Knock, Who’s There? appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/3/201610 minutes, 51 seconds
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474- Theory, In Practice

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Emilee O’Leary, following my senior year of college I was diagnosed with five cavities from eating too many Sour Patch Kids, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned from witnessing my dad’s work ethic. Read more... The post 474- Theory, In Practice appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/2/20169 minutes, 16 seconds
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473- Recognizing Opportunity

The was 1995. I'd been working at the bookstore for less than a year. I got the job at the bookstore with practically no effort. My grandma had been long time friends with the manager of the store and she put in a good word. When I got called in for the interview, it was really more of a question as to when I could start more than an actual job interview. The job was simple so it's not like an in-depth interview was necessarily needed, but it was still a bit odd. I didn't care, of course. I got the job! Read More... The post 473- Recognizing Opportunity appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/1/201616 minutes, 15 seconds
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472- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Hanna. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 472- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/29/201613 minutes, 14 seconds
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471- Super Smeller

I don’t know about you all, but one of the ways I deal with fear is through research. I find that I can reduce anxiety by simply researching and getting to know the object of my fear better. This doesn’t always work, of course. I still have major anxiety before speaking in front of a group of people and traveling to New York still makes me panic… but I deal with those stressors in different ways. They are the exception, not the rule. Read more... The post 471- Super Smeller appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/28/201612 minutes, 9 seconds
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470- Telling Someone Is Better Than Willpower

My willpower used to be pretty strong when it came to donuts. When I was on a low carb diet during the days when Atkins and South Beach were making the rounds, I discovered it was true what they say about your body chemistry changing. After awhile of sticking to high-protein foods and staying away from bread and pasta, you start to lose your craving for those carb-heavy items - including donuts. Pretty cool! In fact, every month on a Friday, the different departments at the high school where I work host a breakfast for the staff. Sometimes the math teachers would bring in goodies; other times it would be the English instructors treating us to yummy food. Whether there were homemade treats or fruit or bagels or eggs depended on what people signed up to bring, but there were always donuts. And for the year I was doing the low-carb thing - around 2003-2004 - I was able to walk right by that table. I considered myself to have good willpower, ascribing the ability to resist temptation to some mental fortitude rather than the chemistry of cravings. Read more... The post 470- Telling Someone Is Better Than Willpower appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/27/201611 minutes, 18 seconds
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469- Be Informed

Elections are not the only time when we need to do our homework and make an informed choice. We do this every day at work and at home. We do it when we make important decisions, whether it is buying a home, deciding which college to attend, accepting a new job, moving across the country.  Read more... The post 469- Be Informed appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/26/201612 minutes, 4 seconds
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468- The Crosses and the Commode

To say that not much in the way of excitement happened in the small town in which I grew up is an understatement. When you're in a town of about 850 people, there's really not that much that goes on. Life is pretty peaceful and predictable. Did I say predictable? About 2 miles outside of town, nestled a stones throw off of old Rt. 66 was a very unassuming single wide mobile home. Many of the folks that lived in and around my hometown lived in mobile homes and so we never gave them a second thought. One day people around school began talking about this one mobile home and how something special was taking place at this particular home after dark. According to rumors, the homeowner got up one night to use the bathroom. For reasons I never learned or can't recall, the homeowner decided to close the lid of the toilet, stand on top of it, and look out the window. What he saw next was something that he believed to be a sign from God himself. He saw three crosses of glistening light out in his yard. Read More... The post 468- The Crosses and the Commode appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/25/201612 minutes, 54 seconds
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467- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Faith and Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 467- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/22/201614 minutes, 39 seconds
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466- Pokemon Go or Stop?

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, and different people seem to view the phenomenon in a variety of ways, both positive and negative. On the one hand, video gamers are coming out from behind their screens, getting up off the couch, and breathing some fresh air and feeling the sunshine while interacting with their community. On the other hand, they’re still staring at their screens and sometimes engaging in unsafe behavior while trying to capture those elusive Pokemon. Read more... The post 466- Pokemon Go or Stop? appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/21/201611 minutes, 12 seconds
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465- Finding Rest And Margin

We all have times in our lives that are busy. Some of those times are expected and others come by surprise. I’ve found that the world around me is non-stop and relentless. It is so easy to get pulled in, that I can feel like I’m drowning in busyness and stress. Rest is hard to come by.Read more… The post 465- Finding Rest And Margin appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/20/201610 minutes, 17 seconds
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464- On The Road Again

It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere! This is the time when many families take a summer vacation. It’s also a time to visit family, friends, to explore new places and to make special memories that can last a lifetime.  Read more... The post 464- On The Road Again appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/19/201614 minutes
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463- The Date That Was a Dud

I've been happily married for over 17 years now so it's been quite a while since I was doing the dating thing. That's a part of my life that I hope I never have to do again. I know that the dating experience is different for everyone, but as I look back on that part of my life now, I just shake my head. What I mean is, when I look back at my 18-23 year old self, I shake my head at myself when I realize how dumb I was. Read More... The post 463- The Date That Was a Dud appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/18/201613 minutes, 26 seconds
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462- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Susan and Hannah. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 462- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/15/201614 minutes, 20 seconds
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461- Shortcuts

My parents make up a lot of who I am. Since my dad’s death, I’ve had more people tell me that I remind them of him than ever before. This was a compliment before his death, but now it’s an honor. My dad was not perfect by any means, but he had so many excellent qualities that I have been trying to emulate for a long time. Without him here, I feel like I’ve been able to see his life more objectively than ever before. Read more... The post 461- Shortcuts appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/14/20169 minutes
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460- What Really Matters a Year Later

If you’re struggling with perspective today I get it! If you’re too close to the situation at hand it’s hard to see other things that are happening and other people that are influencing you—or that you may be influencing.Read more… The post 460- What Really Matters a Year Later appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/13/201614 minutes, 32 seconds
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459- Constructive Criticism

Criticism can be an attack that tears you down or a method that builds you up. So much depends on how you take it and how you give it. You may remember, from one of my prior SILY episodes, I am someone who thrives on clear expectations and goals. But I am also not great at making my own. So I welcome others setting expectations and goals. Based on that, you would think that I would thrive with constructive criticism. Well not really. Read more… The post 459- Constructive Criticism appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/12/201611 minutes
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458- Putting I Before Team

Long time listeners to this podcast know that I am not athletically inclined at all. As a youngster playing t-ball I was sent to the outfield where I'd have the smallest chance of messing things up, as an 8th grader I made the football team but was deep on the roster, as a 9th and 10 grader I never made the varsity basketball team and only made it into the junior varsity teams if the game was a blowout and there was less than 1 minute remaining. I'd like to tell you that it didn't bother me but that would be a lie. Both my brother and step-brother were very athletic so it bothered me a lot. On top of that, I saw the way athletes were treated by everyone at school, and I was jealous. I was a geek before being a geek was cool. I was the guy that girls called sweet and told to never change. It stunk. Read More... The post 458- Putting I Before Team appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/11/201614 minutes, 37 seconds
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457- Friday Flashback: Calculating New Route

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that we ran last December after Kari and I attended a MUSE concert in Dallas. It’s an episode about taking time to evaluate the course you're on, remember where you started, remember where you're headed, and make sure you're still on the right path to reach your desired destination. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 374- Calculating New Route. Read More... The post 457- Friday Flashback: Calculating New Route appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/8/201617 minutes, 8 seconds
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456- I Don’t Care What People Think

In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share my advice about being yourself no matter what people think. Sometimes it can be difficult to turn off the feeling of being judged all the time. Whether you have a scrutinizing mother-in-law or a micro-managing boss, there are plenty of people in our lives who we feel are watching our every move. I can’t tell you how many times my wife has told me a story about some drama that happened at work in which she used the phrase, “And it made me look bad when I didn’t agree.” Now, it would be easy for me to say to her, “No one is judging you for going against the grain,” or “Who cares what people think anyway?” but it’s not that simple. Because the fact is it’s hard to rise above the opinions or indifference of others. Read more... The post 456- I Don’t Care What People Think appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/7/201611 minutes, 1 second
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455- View From Down Here

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Emilee O’Leary, I am a big fan of the NWSL, or the National Women’s Soccer League, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned after taking a picture of a dandelion field. Read more... The post 455- View From Down Here appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/6/201611 minutes, 41 seconds
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454- Saying Thanks to the Forgotten

One of the things I enjoy most about our church is something we call church without walls. Church without walls is a day where we meet at the church for a brief time on Sunday morning and then head out into the community to help people. We've done things like go to 3 different laundromats around town, hand out laundry supplies, and pay for the laundry for everyone for a few hours. We also go to some of the retirement homes around town and hand out flowers and chat with the residents, do yard work and other outdoor maintenance for a neighbor currently receiving cancer treatments, and doing interior repairs and painting for an elderly woman. Read More... The post 454- Saying Thanks to the Forgotten appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/5/201611 minutes, 52 seconds
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453- When Your World Turns Upside Down

We’ve never been promised that life will be easy in this world. There will be times when your world turns upside down. Either for you or a loved one. It can be a divorce, a serious illness, a terrible accident, a death. When this happens, and it will, each of us needs to make a personal choice – will I let this defeat me or will I fight it, will I survive it, will I find a new path, will I let others help me, will I learn how to live with these new circumstances. Read more... The post 453- When Your World Turns Upside Down appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/4/201617 minutes, 48 seconds
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452- Friday Feedback

Today I'm starting a new episode format called Friday Feedback. I don't know how often we'll do these, but after the feedback we've received this week, I'm hoping we'll get to do this more often. So what is the Friday Feedback? We often as for you to participate in Stuff I Learned Yesterday by sending in a contribution to the Friday Forum. We love your Friday Forum submissions and I highly encourage you to share your stories. However, I think it's also important to give you the opportunity to simply share ways that Stuff I Learned Yesterday is impacting your life. So the Friday Feedback is an episode dedicated to sharing the feedback that we've received from you about recent episodes. We'll also include sharing recent iTunes reviews in these episodes. Read More... The post 452- Friday Feedback appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/1/201619 minutes, 20 seconds
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451- Leaping Into the Unknown

I have been involved with church music practically from birth. My dad was a song leader in his church, so I grew up listening to his music and going with him to his church practices. It’s no surprise that because of this influence, I too became involved in music from an early age. I started piano lesson on November 14th, 1988. Don’t ask me why I remember the date so clearly, but I celebrate it every year with a shout-out to my first piano teacher on Facebook. I sang in the children’s choir all through grade school, which included changing schools in 7th grade when my school closed. I played handbells for a few occasions. In high school, I joined the adult choir and started helping out the choir director when I was off school. We formed a very close friendship, one that was maintained for many years after she left the position. I started as a song leader with the children’s choir and eventually became a full-fledged leader with the adult choir. I started organ lessons and continued them through high school and college with a few teachers. Read More... The post 451- Leaping Into the Unknown appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/30/20168 minutes, 42 seconds
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450- Keeping Perspective, Maintaining Trust

In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a story that shook my my sense of trust and ability to maintain perspective. And let me issue a warning up front - this episode contains descriptions of criminal activity that, although not graphic or detailed in any way, might not be suitable for young listeners. Read more... The post 450- Keeping Perspective, Maintaining Trust appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/29/20169 minutes, 28 seconds
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449- Storytellers

Storytellers have been prized since the beginning of time. Yet the art and styles of telling stories may get lost if we don’t encourage people to be storytellers. Read more… The post 449- Storytellers appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/28/20169 minutes, 34 seconds
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448- When Life Isn’t What You Hoped it Would Be

I'm going state the obvious here and tell you that the relationship I have with my mom is not what I hoped it would be. I know some of you have relationships that are similar to my own. I don't know about you, but for me, it's tough sometimes. I mean, I thought I had this thing figured out. I thought I had made peace with it. I thought I was was over it. But seeing her picture, knowing where she is, seeing those words that she wrote- they opened up feelings and wounds that I thought were gone. I've thought a lot about this over the last several days and it's even kept me up at night. How does this new information change things? What does it mean? What happens now? Read More... The post 448- When Life Isn’t What You Hoped it Would Be appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/27/201617 minutes, 22 seconds
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447- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Susan, Justina, and Hannah. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 447- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/24/201615 minutes, 27 seconds
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446- Being There As A Dad

Being a Dad is truly one of the greatest gifts that the Lord has given me, and I believe that if you’re not learning, you’re not living. Today I’m going to be talking about my Dad and how our relationship has changed over the years. Read more... The post 446- Being There As A Dad appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/23/20169 minutes, 32 seconds
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445- Mistake Pathways

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday! My name is Emilee O’Leary, my favorite place in the world is my family’s cabin in northern Minnesota, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson I learned about patterns after repeatedly biting the same spot on the inside of my mouth. Read more... The post 445- Mistake Pathways appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/22/201610 minutes, 2 seconds
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444- Making A Contribution

Each of us wants to make a contribution when we join an organization or team. Sometimes it isn’t in the way we originally imagined.  Read more... The post 444- Making A Contribution appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/21/20160
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443- Tales From the TARDIS

When I was recently given the chance to attend Fan Expo Dallas as a member of the press, I had a little bit of hope that I’d get to meet some of my favorite actors from Doctor Who or Person of Interest. While that didn’t happen, I still had a great time at the event, and had the chance to attend some very fun and informative panels with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, and Arthur Darville from Doctor Who, Amy Acker from Person of Interest, Hayley Atwell from Agent Carter, and Kevin Conroy from Batman animated works. Read More... The post 443- Tales From the TARDIS appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/20/201615 minutes, 31 seconds
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442- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Linda, Faith, and Dani. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 442- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/20/201616 minutes, 49 seconds
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441- When a Weakness is Really a Strength

I met my husband, Derek, in 2009 when I moved in right next door to him. At the time, he drove a 1970s yellow VW pop top bus. He often pulled his coffee table outside in his front yard to have drinks with friends, and he always mowed his lawn wearing rain boots. Because these were the only things I knew about him, I figured he was a bit of a hippy, and I was cool with that. But as we started dating, and especially after we got married, I discovered that he wasn’t as carefree as I initially had him pegged for being. In fact, he was kind of a worrier, and I turned out to be the more carefree, risk taker in the relationship. Read More... The post 441- When a Weakness is Really a Strength appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/19/20164 minutes, 52 seconds
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440- I Have, I Do, and I Will

We crossed the line where we had been together longer than we had not in our whole lifetimes when we were 37 years old and I’m confident that we will be one of those couples that celebrates our 30th, 40th, and who knows maybe even 50th anniversaries together.Read more… The post 440- I Have, I Do, and I Will appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/18/201611 minutes, 3 seconds
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439- Family, Where You Should Be Yourself

The end of each year brings multiple opportunities to be with family. It can be a hard time of year or a good time of year. With family, you should be yourself. So why is that it not the case so much of the time? Read more… The post 439- Family, Where You Should Be Yourself appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/17/201610 minutes, 2 seconds
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438- Can You Hear Me Now

Times are changing. Our original plan was to get our kids a cell phone when they started driving. We thought that before then, it would be a waste to get them a phone. I think I also thought back to when I was a kid. I would ride my bike around the dirt roads for miles around our house and it was no big deal. My parents didn't always know where I was and that was never a problem. Is that true? I'm sure that's not the case. I'm sure there were plenty of times when my parents would have liked to be able to call me or my brothers up and find out where we were, tell us to get home for dinner, or just make sure we were okay. Of course, cell phones weren't a viable option in those days. Read More... The post 438- Can You Hear Me Now appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/16/201619 minutes, 46 seconds
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437- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! IIn today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Mike. Mike shares lessons he has learned by observing the diffusion of responsibility principle in his family, co-workers, and himself. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 437- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/13/201614 minutes, 27 seconds
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436- Leading Your Passion Instead of Following It

You hear follow your passion all the time. But a potential problem with that is that sometimes your passion turns out to not be profitable. And what do you do if you feel like you don’t have a passion, or you don’t know what it it is? It’s seems pretty impossible to follow something that you haven’t even found yet. Also, the idea of following something indicates that you’re at the mercy of it. Wherever it takes you, you just tag along. That idea doesn’t sound appealing to me. It actually sounds passive. I like the idea of having more control over my journey. A better idea is to lead your passion. Read More... The post 436- Leading Your Passion Instead of Following It appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/12/201611 minutes, 36 seconds
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435- The Fruits of Your Labor

Enjoying the fruits of our labor is more than just enjoying the food on our table. The fruits of your labor are the rewards that come from a job well done. It doesn’t matter whether the job you are doing is growing fruits or vegetables, creating a new product, or writing a book. You are investing yourself into the effort – your time, your money, your resources. Read more ... The post 435- The Fruits of Your Labor appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/11/20168 minutes, 17 seconds
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434- On My Honor

I started Cub Scouts as a boy in the second grade back in 1978 and stayed active through Boy Scouts until my junior year in high school. I achieved a lot, I learned a lot, I built a lot of great friendships, but, I never got my Eagle Scout rank. I was a working lad from the age of 14 on in some capacity or another. By the time I was a junior I could drive and I was pulled away from Scouts by the fumesRead more ... The post 434- On My Honor appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/10/201611 minutes, 4 seconds
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433- Paralyzed by Possibilities

The year was 1992. I was 16 years old and like most 16 year olds, I wanted a car. My parents couldn't afford to buy me a car so if I wanted a car, I had to save the money and buy it myself. That reason was one of the factors that I considered when I chose to live with my grandparents for the summer. They lived within walking distance of several places where I could get a summer job, and that meant money! Read More... The post 433- Paralyzed by Possibilities appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/9/201614 minutes, 20 seconds
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432- Friday Flashback: 2014 Mother’s Day Friday Forum

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to one of the first Friday Forum episodes we ever had, and the first Friday Forum we ever dedicated to mothers. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 40- Friday Forum Mother's Day Edition. Read More... The post 432- Friday Flashback: 2014 Mother’s Day Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/6/201617 minutes, 13 seconds
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431- One Bite at a Time

My husband and I are looking to move into our first house together this summer. Those of you who have been through this before know that moving can be a monumental task if you try to do it all at once. I’ve lived in this apartment since I moved from my parents’ house in 2005. I was a few years out of college and eager to have my own space. A few years later, my parents moved from their house to a senior apartment, and a few years later into assisted living. In the process of these moves, I learned that my mother was a packrat, which she learned from her mother. She inherited this house from her parents and there were years and years and years of things to go through before they moved. She didn’t want to get rid of anything but she knew that she couldn’t take everything she wanted to their apartment and she had to make the hard decisions of what long held possessions to part with, even though it was difficult. Read More... The post 431- One Bite at a Time appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/5/20167 minutes, 7 seconds
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430- The Influence of Music

The influence of music is amazing and even more powerful live. This is because you being there changes things. We live in a digital, on-demand world. You want something; you can get it in a snap. This is wonderful for discovering new music and artists. However it will never beat the live experience. Read more… The post 430- The Influence of Music appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/4/201610 minutes, 23 seconds
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429 – Be Flexible

In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a lesson about being flexible when things don’t go according to plan, and how your attitude can help see you through.  Read more... The post 429 – Be Flexible appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/3/20168 minutes, 57 seconds
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428- The Markings of Life

Moving, growing, learning, loving, and changing means that mistakes are heading my way. That's part of life. But mistakes are often when we learn and grow the most. And mistakes are the markings of life. If you cut down a tree you'll see rings. Those rings tell you how much the tree grew, how old it lived, where it had to make it through a dry spell, or even if it suffered a scarring blow. Those are the markings of life. If you look at sedimentary stone, it will tell you a very similar story. You'll see layer upon layer of age, growth, deposits, and the moments when the rock was cut the deepest. You'll be able to see where the rock stood firm, and where the rock gave way to let the water and wind pass by. Those are the markings of life. Read More... The post 428- The Markings of Life appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/2/201614 minutes, 15 seconds
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427- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Hannah. Hannah shares lessons she's learning through her new job as a full-time nanny. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 427- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/29/201610 minutes, 19 seconds
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426- The Pivotal Point

I’m a big cheerleader of personality tests. And that might be attributed to the fact the results of my personality test will tell you that I enjoy things like personality tests! So when I came across the Kolbe Index I was fascinated by the implications it could have on a realm of my life that personality tests do not readily address. Before I get into specifics about the Kolbe, I want to tell you how the circumstances around my introduction to the assessment were primed and made me to eager to incorporate its concepts. Read More... The post 426- The Pivotal Point appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/28/20169 minutes, 46 seconds
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425- A Taste of Americana

Did you know you can visit Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA and not only learn all about how the company makes their chocolate in the factory tour; you can also sign up for a chocolate tasting seminar and later, in the gift shop, purchase a 5-pound Hershey bar or a 1 lb. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? I should know - I’ve done all of those things. I’m fortunate enough to live within two hours’ drive of many of the best factory tours in the country, including Turkey Hill, Snyder’s, Utz, Crayola, and many more places that are willing to show you how they make their products right here in America. Read more... The post 425- A Taste of Americana appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/27/20169 minutes, 20 seconds
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2016 Podcast Award Nominations

Thanks to all of you in the Golden Spiral Media listening family! We truly appreciate you lending us your ears each week to hear our crazy analysis of these great shows and films we love. Today however we are asking for your help. Would you please take a few moments of your day to submit ONE podcast awards nomination ballot for us? If so Read More... The post 2016 Podcast Award Nominations appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/26/20160
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424- Facing Your Fears

I remember the exact moment when I realized that I suffered from stage fright, and the moment that I realized I didn’t like crossing tall bridges, and the moment when I knew I had a fear of heights, and the moment that I knew I was claustrophobic. Are you sensing a pattern? Think about the first time you realized that you were afraid of something – I mean REALLY afraid. It sticks with you, doesn’t it?  Read more... The post 424- Facing Your Fears appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/26/201611 minutes, 26 seconds
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423- Embracing Adventure

The title of today's episode is Embracing Adventure, but what is an adventure? Think about that for a moment. What is adventure? I'll get back to that question in a few minutes, but let me first tell you about my adventure. My adventure begins in the year 2008. I was scheduled to make my second trip to the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE). The previous year had been in San Jose, but that year it was heading to Chicago. I was looking forward to visiting Chicago, as it would be my first trip there. I was the only person from my company attending the show, but I expected that at least one other person from our sister company would also be attending. Read More... The post 423- Embracing Adventure appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/25/201612 minutes, 42 seconds
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422- Friday Flashback: A Grateful Outlook

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that we ran last November right after Thanksgiving. It’s an episode looking at some of the good things and difficult things in my life and the life of some friends at that moment and how I was learning to be grateful for it all. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 368- A Grateful Outlook. Read More... The post 422- Friday Flashback: A Grateful Outlook appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/22/201615 minutes, 53 seconds
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421- Out of the Mouth of Babes

I enjoy spending time with my in-laws. I know, that is counter-cultural in today’s society, but my wife’s family is great. We all live within an hour from each other, so we try to get together periodically. Holidays, OU and Packer football games, and birthdays. Some think we get together too much, but, if nothing else, it’s an excuse have cake and eat too much. Read More... The post 421- Out of the Mouth of Babes appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/21/20168 minutes, 21 seconds
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420- So Many Choices!

I’ve officially become that old guy. I’m only 45 but have become that old guy. You know the one. “Back in my day on the radio we had two rock n’ roll stations, one country, and one classical station to listen to.” Wait for it…”And we liked it!” The sheer amount of choices that we have available to us I think is turning us into things that are not exactly positive.Read More... The post 420- So Many Choices! appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/20/201613 minutes, 24 seconds
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419- Handling Rejection

I’m a voice actor, and a significant piece of what I do is auditioning for potential voiceover jobs in commercials, online videos and e-learning. One day I got a text from one of my agents at 10:00 pm, which doesn’t happen often. I figured I must have booked a pretty big job. My agent asked if she could call right then. Of course, I said yes. She let me know that I was in the running for a job, and that the client might want to start recording spots as early as the next morning. I was ecstatic! When my agent forwarded me the email with details, she accidentally sent along the thread from the client, which indicated that I wasn’t just in the running for the job; I was the top pick! Read More... The post 419- Handling Rejection appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/19/20169 minutes, 36 seconds
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418- Dealing with Disappointment

No one likes disappointment, but living through those situations better prepares us for the future. They give us practical lessons that make us stronger, more efficient, and more aware of all that we truly have to be grateful for. Looking back on it now, not only did those tough months and failing to land that client give me a better perspective and appreciation for what I had, but I’m now grateful that I went through those times of disappointment. Read More... The post 418- Dealing with Disappointment appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/18/201615 minutes, 47 seconds
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417- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Jason.  Jason shares the impact that music has had on his life and his recovery from addiction. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 417- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/15/201616 minutes, 43 seconds
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416- The Stories of Life

Believe it or not, last Saturday as my kids and I were riding around in my car, they were begging me to tell them some of my stories. It was a really cool experience as they were both engaged, wanting to learn more about my experiences, and asking questions about my life so far. Read More... The post 416- The Stories of Life appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/14/201614 minutes, 20 seconds
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415- Being a Modern Day Pioneer

Well, in April of 2014, my family and I took off on an epic, five-month cross-country adventure. We bought a travel trailer, packed up our things, and hit the road. It was the first time we had ever done anything like this, and although it was exciting and invigorating, it was also scary. Read More... The post 415- Being a Modern Day Pioneer appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/13/20168 minutes, 38 seconds
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414- The Joy of Friendship

When you hear the word, “friends,” what do think of first? Is it a good personal friend, maybe your BFF? Is it the TV show that aired for 10 seasons, beginning in 1994? Is it a song, such as “Whenever I Call You Friend,” written by Kenny Loggins and Melissa Manchester, and released in 1978?   Do you think of Quakers, who are more formally known as The Religious Society of Friends? What image does the word “friend” evoke for you?  Read more... The post 414- The Joy of Friendship appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/12/20160
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413- You Want Fries with That?

When I feel myself losing my temper, I take a deep breath. I will also leave the room most of the time. I know that I need to step away and calm down. Once I calm down, the issue is nearly always easily resolved. When I get angry like that, I’m not thinking clearly nor am I open to reason. If I’m not open to reason, I’m not open to discussion. If I’m not open to discussion, I’m not open to resolution. If I’m not open to resolution, the only thing left is conflict. Read More... The post 413- You Want Fries with That? appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/11/201616 minutes, 27 seconds
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412- Friday Flashback: Have Patience and Slow Down

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that we ran last December from Mark DesCotes. It’s an episode where Mark used a story from his daughter's volleyball tournament that helped him realize that everyone is in a hurry these days. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 363-Have Patience and Slow Down. Read More... The post 412- Friday Flashback: Have Patience and Slow Down appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/8/201615 minutes, 10 seconds
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411- DeChristmasifinication

As I write this we’re in the process of deChristmasifinication—a term I made up several years ago to describe the arduous process of putting (placing, cramming) all of the Christmas decorations back in their eleven-month storage spot. In my house our stuff takes up an amazing amount of space and every year I’m both happy and sad to see it all go.Read More... The post 411- DeChristmasifinication appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/7/201610 minutes, 5 seconds
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410- The Power of Music

Music may not be the central focus of your life. But if you stop and think about it you will realize the power of music has a huge impact in your life. Our lives don’t have an epic John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Bear McCreary soundtrack playing as we go about our lives. Or does it? Read more… The post 410- The Power of Music appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/6/20169 minutes, 8 seconds
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409- Small Gesture, Big Impact

It takes only a small gesture to positively influence your own or someone else's life - just changing your hot cocoa mug to a different color can make your enjoyment of an already delicious beverage even sweeter. Well, during a very normal conversation in my car recently, something equally small really made me stop and think. It was early afternoon on a Thursday. I had just picked up my daughter, Lila, who’s in second grade, from her elementary school, and as we often do on our drive home, we were talking about the highlights of the day. In between all the discussions of the fun she had in technology class and what games she played during recess, Lila announced with a great amount of enthusiasm, “Mom put a raspberry in with my blackberries in my lunchbox!” Now my wife is always very careful to pack Lila nutritious things in her lunch, but the fruits are pretty much interchangeable depending on what’s seasonal and available at the grocery store. Lila enjoys raspberries and blackberries equally; in fact, blackberries might have a slight edge in her order of fruit preferences. So why would one red raspberry sitting atop her container of blackberries cause such a moment of happiness? Read more... The post 409- Small Gesture, Big Impact appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/5/20169 minutes, 23 seconds
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408- When the Odds Are Not in Your Favor

Today's episode will be a bit different. Rather than share a story of a lesson from my own life, I'm having a conversation with my 11 year old son, Colby. His team won the state academic championship over the weekend, but had to overcome some significant hurdles while doing it. I was really inspired by not only the positivity and resilience of the team of 6th graders, but I was also inspired by the actions of their coach. What was Colby thinking throughout the whole day? Did he lose focus or confidence? Did he give up or think they were going to lose? What did he learn during the process? Let's find out! Read More... The post 408- When the Odds Are Not in Your Favor appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/4/201627 minutes, 5 seconds
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407- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Bonita.  Bonita shares lessons she's learning about parenting as one of her children becomes an adult. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 407- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/1/201612 minutes, 2 seconds
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406- Starting Right

Starting right is important. Frank Herbert’s “Dune” beginning saying “A beginning is a very delicate time.” Much rides on how we start things, but we must start. So how do we focus on starting right? Read more… The post 406- Starting Right appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/31/201610 minutes, 54 seconds
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405- Bite Size Pieces

Have you ever been confronted with a monumental task that you’ve procrastinated on for so long that as more time passes, the job keeps getting bigger and bigger? Perhaps you have a backlog in your filing at work, or maybe you have a dripping faucet that you just haven’t gotten around to fixing, or you’re dreading the prospect of having to call a plumber. Perhaps you’ve let the bills pile up and some of them are past due, and you can’t seem to get ahead of the deadlines, making the financial burden worse than it would have been. The stress of an unfinished project can be paralyzing, and the obstacles in your way are as varied as the examples I just listed. Sometimes, your schedule is just so busy you don’t know when you’re going to find the time to tackle the task. Other times, money is the issue, and timing things in your monthly budget would require an MBA. But most of the time it’s just the sheer magnitude of what you’re trying to confront that becomes too daunting to mentally get past. You want to knock out the entire task and be done with it, but it’s just too darn BIG! Read more... The post 405- Bite Size Pieces appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/30/20169 minutes, 23 seconds
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404- The Freedom of Minimalism

When I married Derek, we ended up having a lot of duplicate stuff, as many newly married couples do. Now, Derek is a self-proclaimed minimiliist. He used to take pride in saying that he only has three shirts. Clutter was the worst thing in the world to him. So when we got married, we ended up getting rid of some of my stuff, which was hard, but I still held on to quite a bit. Eventually, we planned on taking an epic road trip across the county in a travel trailer. And somehow we came to the decision that we should get rid of half of our stuff before taking off. I agreed, but I didn’t know how I was going to handle it emotionally. Read More... The post 404- The Freedom of Minimalism appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/29/20167 minutes, 34 seconds
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403- Finding Success in Systems

A few weeks ago I got an email from a local friend of mine who needed some help with a project. They are going to be relocating their office this year, and he wanted some help figuring out how to properly record in their new space which will have a classroom space for training seminars and workshops. He invited me to join him at the location of another local company that has a similar setup, and will in all likelihood be sharing some of the new office space with him. I happily joined him and looked forward to seeing how I could help them, spending some time hanging out with my friend, and learning a few things during the workshop that was being presented. Read More... The post 403- Finding Success in Systems appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/28/201615 minutes, 43 seconds
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402- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Jason.  Jason shares a story about breaking through fear and learning from constructive feedback. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 402- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/25/201611 minutes, 45 seconds
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401- Mountain Top Experiences

I grew up in the church and we have a phrase, “mountain top experiences.” It is used to describe times of intense emotions, spiritual breakthrough and growth. Growing up and even as an adult I have had many. I cherish them, but the challenge is coming back down or serving others in the midst of them. It’s hard to go back to the valley. Read more… The post 401- Mountain Top Experiences appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/24/201610 minutes, 41 seconds
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400- The Path Not Taken, Before Now…

I started my new job on February 1st. For those Stuff I Learned Yesterday faithful you’ll remember that I talked about my journey through unemployment on Episode 375 that posted on December 16, 2015. This turn in my career path is significant for many reasons so let me give you a little bit of my history. When I started as a student in college one of my best friends, who was two years ahead of me asked me if I could sit for three hours a week and take loan applications. Sure, I said. That started what would turn into more than 25 years of service in the credit union movement. For school it was all-volunteer but it was learning everything that made a credit union run the way it does. After school it was becoming a loan officer then a Vice President at a municipal employees credit union where I really learned what it meant to serve and lead people all at the same time. From there I took over as CEO of the credit union for the Food Lion grocery store employees and their families. It was an amazing eleven years where I grew our small staff into a real family that supported and challenged one another all the time. I had many, many wins and more than a few face-palm moments. It’s hard to sum up 11 years into a few concise thoughts. Suffice to say I look back and smile a lot.  Read More... The post 400- The Path Not Taken, Before Now… appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/23/201611 minutes, 50 seconds
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399- Am I an Impostor

I discovered quickly that not everyone gets excited when a someone offers a course, product, or service in their field. And I started letting some of the negative feedback get to me. I found myself feeling like an imposter, which is especially hard for someone like me who, for some reason, was under the impression that if I created something, of course everyone would love it. I found myself asking questions like, “Who am I to teach this stuff? Why would anyone listen to me?” I thought, “I’m not qualified to be in this space, especially compared to [fill-in-the-blank awesome legendary teacher].” But, in light of some of this negative, or at least less than positive chatter, I was getting notes from people who had taken my class and attended my webinar saying things like, “Thank you so much for putting on this class! I feel like I have a direction and goal in my life now, and I know have support along the way,” and “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you, thanks for providing this course!” In addition to that, in the quiet moments, when it was just me working on my course without any outside noise, I was loving it. I truly enjoyed the process of creating the course and making it available for others to learn from. Read More... The post 399- Am I an Impostor appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/22/20167 minutes, 33 seconds
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398- Inspired by Drones

The first official leg of the Drones World Tour kicked off in Mexico City on November 17, 18, 20, and 21. The band then had just over a week before their next concert which took place in Houston on December 1st. Our Dallas concert took place the very next night after Houston on December 2nd. When we arrived at the arena, we noticed signs on the doors that said due to technical and logistic difficulties from the previous night in Houston and during set-up in Dallas, the show would not be starting on time. Not only that, but the opening act, Phantogram, had been scrubbed from the Dallas show completely. The doors were originally scheduled to open at 6. They ended up opening the doors at 9, and Muse didn’t take the stage until 10:40pm. Read More... The post 398- Inspired by Drones appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/21/201616 minutes, 39 seconds
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397- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! IIn today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Hannah. Hannah shares a story about how facing her fears allowed her to have one of the best weekends ever. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 397- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/18/201613 minutes, 5 seconds
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396- Achieving Your Goals – One Step at a Time

We often talk about goals at the beginning of the year when we set them, and at the end of the year when we measure ourselves against them, but it’s important to track your progress as you go. Why? Because you can gauge how you are doing to meet your goals, and modify them if you need to make a mid-course correction.  Read more... The post 396- Achieving Your Goals – One Step at a Time appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/17/20168 minutes, 52 seconds
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395- Let Loose and Have Fun

Did you know that the first roller coasters were built out of ice? In the 17th century long before any type of leisure entertainment industry was established, Russians built large wooden slides frozen over with ice for people to ride down at tremendous speeds. These slides would often rise up seventy or eighty feet and the ramps stretched for hundreds. A staircase led up to the launch area where riders mounted a sled made of either wood or ice. The ice sleds were simply a block of ice with a straw mat adding some protection between the freezing ice and the riders’ bottoms. A length of rope was looped through a hole drilled in the block so that sliders had something to hold onto. Once riders were positioned on their blocks, all it took was a little shove and off they went! Occasionally bumps were added at the end of the slide to introduce a little more excitement. Even Catherine the Great was known to enjoy the thrill of the ice slides and had a few built on her property. Even 17th century royalty knew how to cut loose and have fun every now and then. Can you imagine an empress going sledding? I’m sorry - riding an ice roller coaster? So if Catherine the Great can lower her guard enough to act a little silly, why should we be any different? Read more... The post 395- Let Loose and Have Fun appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/16/20169 minutes, 49 seconds
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394- Passing Down Legends

Passing on legends and stories. While some children will roll their eyes when story time starts-especially depending on the relative—down deep they know that their history gives them a grounding, somewhere that they’ve come from and also ideas on where they might be heading. There’s other kinds of stories too. Stories like the Bible, Greek mythology, King Arthur as I mentioned earlier. Stories that have spoken to you and make you reflect. Stories that help shape your values and lifestyle choices. The Star Wars mythos has been a lot of that for me. And now that I have four children I get the joy of passing my Star Wars experiences down to them. Read More... The post 394- Passing Down Legends appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/15/201610 minutes, 53 seconds
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393- Falling Out of Focus

We are all going to make mistakes. In fact, because we all make mistakes, we all pretty much expect others to make them too. We don’t expect perfection out of people. Well, at least we shouldn’t. Let me put it this way. The best single season batting average in Major League Baseball history is .4397 by Hugh Duffy in 1894. That means that he failed 56% of the time, and he’s the best ever! Read More... The post 393- Falling Out of Focus appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/14/201613 minutes, 39 seconds
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392- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! IIn today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Justina. Justina shares lessons she has learned about finding hope and focusing on the positives as she has gone through recent job changes. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 392- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/11/201613 minutes, 22 seconds
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391- Keep Playing the Game

For this kid growing up in the 1970’s the word diabetes caused teachers, coaches, and most adults panic when they heard it because there was not a lot of knowledge about the disease or how you can fairly easily manage it and still take part in organized sports. Folks like Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, were a long way from coming on to the scene. Third point—I also deal with exercise-induced asthma. With most asthma sufferers the difficulty is getting air out, with me it’s the opposite of not being able to get sufficient air in so endurance anything, running, swimming, and the like are pretty much out. Read More... The post 391- Keep Playing the Game appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/10/20168 minutes, 51 seconds
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390- Seize Your Opportunities

As I mentioned at the beginning, I enjoy planning and organizing. Whether it’s at home, at work, or for vacation – I simply like making lists of things I need to do and crossing things off my list. As a “task oriented” individual, this gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I feel as if I’m in control and I have my act together. Wow – I did something! We like that feeling don’t we – admit it. We do. We like it. It feels good. Read more... The post 390- Seize Your Opportunities appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/9/20167 minutes, 11 seconds
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389- Rearranging the Furniture

I know you may be thinking, “Okay, is Mike going to talk about feng shui or some home decorating tips because that’s not really what I signed up for.” No, I promise that’s not it. Plus, I am incredibly unqualified to offer anyone advice in that arena. In fact, the literal rearranging the furniture that inspired me to come up with this episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday was an idea my wife had that I was completely skeptical about start to finish. Read more... The post 389- Rearranging the Furniture appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/8/20169 minutes, 50 seconds
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388- Time Machine Tutor

In June of 1984 a brown topaz colored Toyota Celica GT rolled off an assembly line in Japan. It was the 54,269th Celica made that year, and it now sits in my garage. From Japan it traveled by boat to the United States, eventually taking it to a Toyota dealer in California. The dealership manager liked the car so much he purchased it and added it to his personal collection. He held on to the car for over 15 years, eventually selling it to a man stationed at a nearby Air Force base. That man was eventually transferred to Tinker Air Force base here in Oklahoma City, where he kept the car in his garage protected by a car cover most of the time. Read More... The post 388- Time Machine Tutor appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/7/201614 minutes, 10 seconds
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387- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Bonita. Bonita shares the importance of encouraging others and reminding them of how much they mean to us. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 387- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/4/201615 minutes, 8 seconds
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386- Letting Go Isn’t Giving Up

Let me tell you about a Swedish woman named Lena Paulsson, who knows all about what’s possible in the face of impossibility. She lost her wedding ring while working in the kitchen in 1995. Sixteen years later, the ring was found in her vegetable garden wrapped around the base of a freshly-harvested carrot. And if you Google “lost wedding ring stories” there are several more just like that one. There’s another remarkable tale that takes place in the UK where Brenda Caunter was missing her wedding band for 41 years before a local treasure hunter found it in her garden where she originally lost it. Read more... The post 386- Letting Go Isn’t Giving Up appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/3/20169 minutes, 44 seconds
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385- Learn To Play A Part

I’m worried folks. I’m worried that the true spirit of teamwork is being lost. I’m concerned that if we don’t learn to play a part we are going to suffer. I’m concerned because I see these things rising up in me as well. Read more… The post 385- Learn To Play A Part appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/2/201613 minutes, 45 seconds
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384- Asking For Help

I live in Phoenix, Arizona where we have 8 months of great weather, and I like being outdoors. (I’m not trying to rub that in for those of you still getting over winter – well – maybe not!). I’m fortunate to have a pool in my backyard, and I also enjoying sitting outside reading and spending time growing fruits, vegetables and herbs. So having lots of useable space is important to me.  Read more ... The post 384- Asking For Help appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/1/20169 minutes
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383- The Thing that Scares Me Most

What do you fear most? In today's episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share an unscripted episode where I talk about how being a workaholic is the thing that scares me most. What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? What am I teaching my kids? What type of relationship am I building with my wife? Even more importantly, what am I doing to work less and live more? Read More... The post 383- The Thing that Scares Me Most appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/29/201615 minutes, 49 seconds
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382- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! Susan, Scott, and Justina share an update on the goals they set for 2015, and changes in store in the new year. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 382- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/1/201619 minutes, 8 seconds
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381- Lending a Helping Hand

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Barb Rankin, I’m honored to be bringing you the final Stuff I Learned Yesterday episode of 2015, and I believe that if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I take a look back at my 2015 goal of lending a Helping Hand to another caregiver and talk about how things didn’t turn out the way I expected.  Read more... The post 381- Lending a Helping Hand appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/30/20159 minutes, 42 seconds
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380- Reaching the Summit

The end of the year means that I’m wrapping up my financial records, making plans to pay taxes, get new health insurance, and make any last-minute tax deductible purchases that need to be made. Those same thoughts put me in planning mode. How do I need to prepare for the greater amount of taxes I’ll be paying this year? What is the best course of action since my health insurance premium more than doubled over the price of last year? What purchases are going to meet my needs for my 2016 plans? Read More... The post 380- Reaching the Summit appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/28/201515 minutes, 32 seconds
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379- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! Faith shares an update on the goals she set for herself in 2015. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 379- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/25/201511 minutes, 30 seconds
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378- How Karen Got Her Groove Back

Today's episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is guest hosted by the Scarlet Cougar herself, Karen Lindsay! You may know Karen from our Supergirl, Sleepy Hollow, or Gotham podcasts. Over the last several weeks we've been telling you a bit about the challenges Karen and her husband, Sean, have faced this year, and we've asked you to help lend them a hand. The response from many of you has given more than just financial help to the Lindsay's. In today's episode, Karen shares from her heart all that you have done to give her hope and restore her faith in humanity. Read More... The post 378- How Karen Got Her Groove Back appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/23/20156 minutes, 19 seconds
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377- What’s My Motivation

As we wrap up this calendar year, it’s a great time to review and reflect. If you’re a long time listener to this podcast then you know that I like to make lists, set goals, keep track of accomplishments, and make periodic checks of how things are going in my life. One of the best times of year to do that is the time of year that says goodbye to one year and ushers in the next. So as a reminder for all of us, here are the goals I set for 2015: Read More... The post 377- What’s My Motivation appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/21/201519 minutes, 40 seconds
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376- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! George shares an update on how he is in a better place now than he was at the beginning of the year, despite failing on many of his goals, and Zachary chimes in the upcoming format change for Stuff I Learned Yesterday. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 376- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/18/201513 minutes, 57 seconds
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375- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

On July 14 of this year I was let go from my job of the last four years by people that I still count as friends. I have been in the credit union space for more than 25 years and have just as much passion for the movement today as ever. Being displaced is one of the toughest things that I have ever dealt with and as of this past Monday it has been over five months and I am still not in a new position anywhere. I have had two major paths that I have been pursuing over several months come to a very quick end so I am cleaning the slate and pursuing new and all types of things. There are things like health insurance, unemployment payments, upcoming medical bills, the emotional stability of my family, as well as me, and so many other things to think about and juggle. I have been living with hearing voices of condemnation in my head and heart and have felt utterly hopeless at times. And I am thankful for it all. Read More... The post 375- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/16/20158 minutes, 7 seconds
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374- Calculating New Route

Exactly 12 days ago I climbed inside a car along side my wife, and headed south toward Dallas, TX. It’s not often that we get time away together. In fact, since we had kids 13 years ago, I can probably count the number of times we’ve gone away together on one hand. Don’t feel bad; it’s mostly due to the fact that we’re both very content staying at home and hanging out. Having said that, we were both really excited to be heading to Dallas. You see, we had a very specific reason for our trip south of the Red River. We were headed out to see one of our favorite rock bands, Muse. I first discovered Muse about 6 years ago while doing The Fringe Podcast. Jason, one of my co-hosts suggested that we play a part of their song “Uprising” at the end of one of our episodes. Read More... The post 374- Calculating New Route appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/14/201517 minutes, 10 seconds
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373- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! Geoff shares an update on how far he's come at reaching the goals he set for 2015. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 373- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/11/201513 minutes, 52 seconds
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372- Parting Words of Wisdom

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Mark Des Cotes, This is my last episode of SILY and I believe if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I say goodbye. Read More... The post 372- Parting Words of Wisdom appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/9/20159 minutes, 25 seconds
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371- Preparing for the Inevitable

Today I will once again be talking about change, but not the kind that you can carry around in your pocket. I’ve spoken about change a few times on this podcast, and I expect that it will be a topic that will continue to be a point of discussion with some regularity. Why? Because change is inevitable. It affects all of us in various ways at various times, and it continues to be a relevant topic. Today’s focus will be this very podcast. That’s right, Stuff I Learned Yesterday is just as susceptible to change as anything else is. Read More... The post 371- Preparing for the Inevitable appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/7/201513 minutes, 10 seconds
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370- Friday Flashback: The Prom Invitation Mystery

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes will feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to an episode that first featured Derek Olsen as a guest host. It’s an episode that includes a very humorous story about the importance of communication. It’s Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 63-The Prom Invitation Mystery. Read More... The post 370- Friday Flashback: The Prom Invitation Mystery appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/4/201510 minutes, 57 seconds
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369- Memories and Souvenirs

My dad is 88 years old and still independent. He still drives his car, and he still lives in the house we bought back in 1979 when my family moved back to Ontario. But not for long. Read More... The post 369- Memories and Souvenirs appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
12/2/201512 minutes, 38 seconds
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368- A Grateful Outlook

As I wrap up this month of gratitude, I hope it has helped you. I hope that it has inspired you to look deeper and search wider to discover a whole new level of things for which to be grateful. I hope it has helped lighten your load, lift your head, and boost your spirit. We all have much to be grateful for, this and every day of our lives. Read More... The post 368- A Grateful Outlook appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/30/201512 minutes, 58 seconds
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367- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! Barb shares gratitude for the world she experiences through the gift of sight, Bonita expresses her gratitude for her dog, and Hannah shares her gratitude for family. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 367- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/27/201518 minutes, 2 seconds
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366- Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. It's this last part I want to touch on today. "Excluding someone from a group on purpose." This part is a bit of a grey area. How exactly does it work? Read More... The post 366- Bullying appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/25/201511 minutes, 17 seconds
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365- Passing On Traditions

Football. It’s a sport that many of us love to watch, and some of us even enjoy playing. It’s a game that inspires kids to imagine themselves as their favorite player making the catch to win the game, or shaking off tacklers as they score the winning touchdown. With mimicked sounds of the crowd going wild, they spike the ball and imagine themselves getting carried off the field on the shoulders of their teammates. When I was a kid, I didn’t like football. I didn’t like watching it, and I didn’t even like playing it. My brother was the opposite. He was obsessed with all sports and spent all his time tossing balls and playing as many sports as he could. And my brother LOVED OU football. Read More... The post 365- Passing On Traditions appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/23/201516 minutes, 33 seconds
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364- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! George shares wisdom about finding a quiet place, and Hannah shares her gratitude for getting out of her comfort zone. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 364- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/20/201517 minutes, 12 seconds
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363- Have Patience and Slow Down

OK, I'm going to get on a soapbox here. I'm fed up with the lack of patience in the world. Why does everybody have to be in such a rush? When did it become normal to get honked at, flipped the bird at or plain outright cursed at, just for driving the posted speed limit? I'm no saint. I often drive 10 to 15 kilometres over the speed limit and yet I'm still passed by more cars than ones that I pass myself. What is so important that people need to get to so fast? Read More... The post 363- Have Patience and Slow Down appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/18/201510 minutes, 12 seconds
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362- Enriched by Education

Today I want to continue my November series of gratitude by talking about why I am thankful for education. I think all of us here in the united states and in developed countries all around the world should be grateful that we have access to very good schools that are easy to get to, provide a high level of education, and prepare us for the future. There are children all of the earth that do not have ample schools readily available, so we should always be grateful for what we have. Read More... The post 362- Enriched by Education appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/16/201519 minutes, 38 seconds
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361- Friday Flashback: The Treehouse

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to episode 243 and hear an episode about parenting "Raising Children is a Daunting Task." Read More... The post 361- Friday Flashback: The Treehouse appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/13/201518 minutes, 26 seconds
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360- Paint By Number

I used to love paint by number as a kid, but to be honest I rarely finished any of them. I'd get maybe two thirds of the way through and get bored and never get back to them. I do remember one however, although it was actually a colour by number since you filled in the numbered blocks with markers instead of paint. Read More... The post 360- Paint By Number appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/11/20158 minutes, 55 seconds
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359- Ears to Hear

You may recall that I mentioned on Friday that I would be attending a Tommy Emmanuel concert over the weekend. As I traveled home from the concert I tried to think of ways I could talk about it today. I replayed the concert in my mind and thought about the skill he demonstrated, the charm he used on the audience, and the joy expressed in his body language. I had to keep in mind that I’ve committed to talk about gratitude this month so today’s episode needed to come from that angle. Sure, I could say that I’m grateful I got to see one of my heroes, but that seemed like a cop out. Instead, I want to talk about hearing. Now, that may seem like an odd choice, but I think it will make sense in a few minutes. Read More... The post 359- Ears to Hear appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/9/201512 minutes, 27 seconds
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358- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday! Susan shares gratitude of life experience, and Dani shares a Halloween story. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 358- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/6/201512 minutes, 45 seconds
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357- Take Flight

Wayne and I realized that both of us have this ridiculous idea in our head that our podcasts haven't reached that imaginary level yet where their good enough for us to interview these special guests. Read More... The post 357- Take Flight appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/4/20157 minutes, 21 seconds
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356- Live, Love, and Learn

For myself and nearly all of you listening to this podcast, we set our clocks back 1 hour before we went to bed Saturday night, thus bringing an end to daylight savings time for this year. While I do enjoy getting an extra hour of sleep, it also brings about a strong memory for me. As we are now in the month of giving thanks, I want to spend the next few Mondays sharing things for which I’m grateful. However, today’s story might not begin how you might expect. At the beginning of each episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I say that I believe if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. Do you agree with that? Have you heard me say it so often that you don’t even notice it any more? Read More... The post 356- Live, Love, and Learn appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
11/2/201512 minutes, 11 seconds
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355- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a Friday Forum contribution from Geoff. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 355- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/30/201514 minutes, 31 seconds
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354- Looking Back

It's been one year that I've been hosting Stuff I Learned Yesterday and in looking back there are so many lessons I've learned along the way. That's what I share in this episode. How doing this podcast has changed the way I look at life and the way I look for the lessons in everything I do. Read More... The post 354- Looking Back appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/28/201513 minutes, 25 seconds
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353- Creating a Professional Brand

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I launched Pro Podcast Solutions. Time has truly flown by. If you’re a long time listener to this podcast then you know that I am the type of person who likes to set goals and establish benchmarks. I like to be able to track progress and measure results. I think that stuff is important. Today I want to talk about some of the decision processes I went through as I created Pro Podcast Solutions, share some of the results I’ve had over the last year, talk about some of my failures, and even share some numbers with you. Read More... The post 353- Creating a Professional Brand appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/26/201516 minutes, 46 seconds
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352- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Jeff in the UK and Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 352- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/23/201516 minutes, 2 seconds
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351- Initiative Makes An Impact

At a very young age my dad taught me that if you're going to do a job, wether for yourself or for someone else, you should always take the initiative and put in a little extra if you can. Because in the long run it always pays off. He also taught me that when you put in that little extra, you appreciate the outcome that much more. Read More... The post 351- Initiative Makes An Impact appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/21/201512 minutes, 49 seconds
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350- Delivering a Truckload of Rage

As you probably remember, I spent nearly 20 years of my life working for a chain of bookstores. At the age of 24, I became the youngest person to become a store manager in the history of the company...except for the guy that started the company. It wasn’t an achievement that I had set out to reach nor was it anything that I ever really thought about. But when it happened I thought it was pretty cool and it gave me a satisfying sense of accomplishment. As I look back on that time of my life, I think that I did a lot of things right and the trust that was placed upon me was given a good return. However, it wasn’t all roses or filled with decisions that King Solomon would approve of. Read More... The post 350- Delivering a Truckload of Rage appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/19/201515 minutes, 25 seconds
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349- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Stephanie and Mary. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 349- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/16/201514 minutes, 29 seconds
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348- Persuasion and Manipulation

"The difference between persuasion and manipulation is guilt. Once you've convinced someone to do something, how you feel about it will determine if you persuaded them or if you manipulated them. If you feel good because you convinced someone and their better off because of it, then you persuaded them. But if you convinced the person in order to benefit yourself, then you manipulated them and you should feel guilty, not all do, but they should" That guilt is how you tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation. Read More... The post 348- Persuasion and Manipulation appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/14/201512 minutes, 19 seconds
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347- On the Fringe of a Breakthrough

If you’ve been listening to this podcast or my other podcasts for a while then you probably know my podcast story. Just in case you don’t, let me give you a brief recap. I first started listening to podcasts in 2005 or 2006 because I was looking for other people who were wanting to know more and talk more about the TV show LOST. I then started calling in to The Weekly LOST Podcast with Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft, and thought it was really great to be able to interact with them and other LOST fans. At the time, I was working as the eCommerce Director for a bookstore chain, and most of the members of my team were geeks just like me. In the spring of 2008 FOX aired a teaser trailer for a new show they would be premiering in the fall. That show was called Fringe. I remember that when I got to work the next day after the trailer had been shown that my geeky co-workers were as excited as I was about it. We talked about it for several days and discussed the various things that had us intrigued. Among the intriguing elements to the show was that it was a show created by JJ Abrams, the man famous for making LOST and Alias. Read More... The post 347- On the Fringe of a Breakthrough appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/12/201514 minutes, 17 seconds
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346- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Zach, Daniel, and Linda. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 346- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/9/201513 minutes, 20 seconds
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345- Unsolicited Validation

It's alway nice to be told when you're doing a good job. Back in grade school we were thrilled when the teacher gave us a gold star or a stamp. In high school it was the handwritten "Good Job" or something similar written on the corner of our corrected tests or papers. It wasn't much, but it was validation that the effort we put in was recognized. Unfortunately, outside of school, that validation of a job well done doesn't seem to come as often. I'm not saying it never happens, it just doesn't happen as often as it used to. Bosses don't dish out "Well done" to employees just for doing their jobs. You have to go way above and beyond to receive any sort of validation from some employers and that's not always possible. Read More... The post 345- Unsolicited Validation appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/7/20159 minutes, 50 seconds
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344- Taking Time to Take Five

Let’s be honest, okay? Today is Monday, October 5, 2015 and like most other Mondays before it, it’s a Monday. Personally, I think Monday gets a bad rap. I know people dislike Monday because it means the weekend is over and we have to go back to work. It’s the opposite of that that gives Friday a good rap. But the truth is, Monday is just a day with 24 hours just like Friday and every other day. What really matters is what we do with those 24 hours. What really matters is what think about those 24 hours. What really matters is how we invest that 24 hours. While I think most of you will agree with what I’ve said so far, I think I may lose a few of you here. I think the same principle applies to TIMES of day. That is, I think mornings are just as great as evenings. Of course, we may have different energy levels at different times of day, but that does not make mornings a bad time of day or afternoons a good time of day. Each moment of each day is equally good. They are all ripe with opportunity. In fact, I’ll even go so far to say that the only major difference in the times of day is our mindset about them. Read More... The post 344- Taking Time to Take Five appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/5/201513 minutes, 17 seconds
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343- Friday Flashback: Raising Children is a Daunting Task

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we take a trip back to episode 243 and hear an episode about parenting "Raising Children is a Daunting Task." Read More... The post 343- Friday Flashback: Raising Children is a Daunting Task appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
10/2/201515 minutes, 18 seconds
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342- Part Of A Community

How am I supposed to follow what Darrell put out yesterday? That was such an emotional episode that I almost thought about hanging up my hat and saying, that's it, I'm done, because it's all downhill from there. I know this is not a competition between the two of us but if it was, then Darrell just blew me out of the water. I mean he made me cry. Read More... The post 342- Part Of A Community appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/30/20159 minutes, 14 seconds
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341- The Arrival of White Tulips

Today’s story is unique in a lot of ways. It’s a story that has touched my life and my heart like no other. What’s better is that my life isn’t even close to being at the top of the list of those impacted most. It’s a story of love, comfort, and compassion. It’s a story of loss, heartbreak, and grief. Most of all, it’s a story of hope. I’ve decided to just turn the mic on and share from my heart for this story. I’m not scripting it or typing out each word I want to say. For some reason I think this one needs to come straight from my heart. So if you’re someone that normally reads these blog posts instead of listening to each episode, I invite you to hit the play button at the top of the page. Read More... The post 341- The Arrival of White Tulips appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/29/201527 minutes, 56 seconds
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340- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Justina and Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 340- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/25/201514 minutes, 45 seconds
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339- Boys And Their Toys

My childhood wasn't ruined because I couldn't flip my bike. I had tones of fun riding that fake motorcycle around town with my friends. I didn't become a school drop out or anything because I didn't have the best computer. In fact I excelled at computer programming and was even offered a scholarship to pursue it beyond high school, but I had no desire to become a computer programmer and turned it down. Kind of ironic that I code websites now for a living. Read More... The post 339- Boys And Their Toys appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/23/201511 minutes, 55 seconds
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338- Fellowship of the Fringe

In case you couldn’t tell from last Monday’s episode that I recorded with my son, I had a great time at Dragon Con earlier this month. Colby and I arrived in Atlanta on a Thursday afternoon, and were highly anticipating the Golden Spiral Media meet up later that night. The evening did not disappoint. Colby and I had a great time hanging out with Doug, Barb, Bonita, Kome, Nathaniel, Jess, Kevin, Emilee, Brian, Martin, Chip, Sara, Brooke, Sherri, Linda, Melissa, and Jodey. It’s always fun when I get to see this group of people. Keep in mind that when I say “this group of people” I mean “a group of Golden Spiral Media people.” Some of the people at the meet up were people I had meet before, some of them were people I was meeting for the first time in person. But each time I meet someone from the GSM community for the first time in person, it’s as if I’m meeting an old friend. For example, I had never met Kome, Jess, Sherri, Martin, or Jodey in person before that night, but that didn’t matter. There’s a cool familiarity that is already in place because they’ve been listening to one of our podcasts for a while and/or they’ve been a feedback contributor. Even an awkward conversationalist like me can feel at ease. Read More... The post 338- Fellowship of the Fringe appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/21/201512 minutes, 6 seconds
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337- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Geoff and George. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 337- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/18/201516 minutes, 48 seconds
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336- One At A Time

I was listening to a podcast the other day and the host mentioned that his son had recently started kindergarten. On that first day of school, after they ate breakfast the father told his son to go get dressed while he prepared the boys snacks for the day. When the father went to get his son a few minutes later the boy hadn't dressed yet. Instead he was going through his school bag making sure he had everything he needed. The father told him to hurry up or they would be late for his first day. All excited, the boy grabbed two socks and tried to put them both on at the same time. Of course this didn't get him anywhere. After a few seconds of watching the boy struggle, the dad asked him "how do you normally put your socks on?" to which the boy replied "one at a time". The dad nodded at him and the boy quickly dropped one sock, put the other on, then picked up the discarded one and slipped it on his other foot. He then proceeded to finish dressing and off they went to school. Read More... The post 336- One At A Time appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/16/201513 minutes, 46 seconds
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335-An Encounter with the Fear Dragon

Unless this is your first time listening to Stuff I Learned Yesterday, you are probably very well aware of the fact that I spent Labor Day weekend in Atlanta with my 10 year old son. You’re probably also aware that we were in Atlanta for an event called Dragon Con. Now, just in case you aren’t aware of what Dragon Con is, I’ll give you a brief description. Dragon Con is a convention for sci-fi, comic, fantasy, and horror fans. There are panels and discussions about many of today’s popular movies and TV shows that fit within those categories, and several actors, writers, and producers are also in attendance. There are also a lot of fans of classic sci-fi, and it’s common to see actors from classic Doctor Who, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and more in attendance. There’s also a massive amount of cosplay, people dressed up as their favorite characters, at this event. It’s really amazing. Read More... The post 335-An Encounter with the Fear Dragon appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/14/201520 minutes, 53 seconds
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334-Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Hannah and Faith. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 334-Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/11/201516 minutes, 56 seconds
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333- Making Decisions One Way Or The Other

Back in high school my friends sometimes called me Mr. Whatever. You see, whenever they would ask me if I wanted to do something I would almost always answer "whatever". In fact, the odd times I would answer yes or no, my friends would be shocked and make a real big deal out of it. Read More... The post 333- Making Decisions One Way Or The Other appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/9/20159 minutes, 51 seconds
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332- Taking Measure with S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Last week I attended a webinar about setting goals for your podcast. The focus of the presentation was to not only set goals, but to set measurable goals. The presenter started talking about S.M.A.R.T. goals. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. What's funny about this is that I did a Stuff I Learned Yesterday episode on this exact topic back in January. Read More... The post 332- Taking Measure with S.M.A.R.T. Goals appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/7/201511 minutes, 32 seconds
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331- Friday Flashback: Grandparents Day

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we get a bit nostalgic and listen to episode 139 that originally aired on September 25, 2014 called, "Grandparents Day." Read More... The post 331- Friday Flashback: Grandparents Day appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/4/201512 minutes, 26 seconds
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330- What’s Done Is Done

I can't help looking back at things I've done and finding ways I could have made them better. I'm a creative person, I need to be for my job, so perhaps I suffer from this more than other but I doubt it. I'm sure many of you experience this as well. It's like I said a few weeks ago, strive for excellence, not perfection. But I can't help looking back sometimes and seeing all the imperfections that in my mind don't make it excellent. Read More... The post 330- What’s Done Is Done appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
9/2/20159 minutes, 39 seconds
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329- Finding the Right Step

It’s hard to believe that a month has now passed since Podcast Movement. Shortly after I got back from PM15 I penned an episode called “Enjoying the Benefits of Breaks” where, among other things, I talked about how much work had gone into getting ready for that event. As I sit here now with the perspective of a month of days between me and the event, I thought I’d take a few minutes and share what I’ve learned. Read More... The post 329- Finding the Right Step appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/31/201514 minutes, 40 seconds
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328- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum a contribution from Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 328- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/28/201510 minutes, 5 seconds
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327- Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence. In layman's terms, it's the belief that you're an imposter even though you're not. Read More... The post 327- Impostor Syndrome appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/26/201513 minutes, 12 seconds
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326- How to Ask the Right Questions

Today’s episode isn’t about my life in the corporate world per se, but it does touch on my experience in leaving that world. Today’s episode topic is important. It’s so important to me, that it was one of the first topics I discussed back in episode 14, “You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask.” Mark also touched on this topic in episode 248, “Ask and You Shall Receive.” What is today’s topic? Asking. While there are several moments in my life that I can look back on and see how the simple act of asking had a profoundly positive impact, I want to focus on three of them today. The first example is the story that I shared in episode 14. I’ll briefly retell it. Read More... The post 326- How to Ask the Right Questions appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/24/201515 minutes, 56 seconds
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319- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum a contribution from Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 319- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/21/201512 minutes, 1 second
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324- Strive For Excellence Not Perfection

That was my mistake. I got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted everything to be perfect before I launched my Resourceful Designer podcast. But I don't need it to be perfect. I only need it to be excellent, which at my current level of podcasting is easily achievable. And once it's launched, I can then keep striving for excellence by making each episode better than the last as my skills keep improving. Read More... The post 324- Strive For Excellence Not Perfection appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/19/201512 minutes, 21 seconds
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323- Musings of a Misfit

Today I want to tell you a story about misfit. Our misfit was born and raised in the north where it is very cold. The town where he grew up was dependent on a single employer and a single industry. So just like everyone else he knew, he was destined to work at the same factory as they were. While this may seem like a boring, even monotonous way of life, no one seemed to mind. Everyone got along, they all had a really good boss, and they took pleasure in the quality of their work and the impact they were making on the world. Read More... The post 323- Musings of a Misfit appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/17/201516 minutes, 3 seconds
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322- Friday Flashback: How To Reach Your Dreams

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we jump in the TARDIS to listen to episode 207 that originally aired on December 30, 2014 called, "How to Reach Your Dreams." Read More... The post 322- Friday Flashback: How To Reach Your Dreams appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/14/201520 minutes, 18 seconds
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321- Talking To Strangers

An amazing thing happens at conferences like these when you start talking to random strangers. You become familiar with each other. Throughout the weekend I found myself reconnecting with these people over and over. Forming bonds. Getting updates on what they've seen and learned. Read More... The post 321- Talking To Strangers appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/12/20159 minutes, 28 seconds
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320- Taking the Plunge

Every kid loves spending time in the swimming pool, or at a water park, and my kids are no exception. During the summer they go to my in-laws house at least once a week and enjoy swimming in their pool. In our local town there are a few places to enjoy a good swim including a water park named Pelican Bay and the YMCA just down the street from our house. Read More... The post 320- Taking the Plunge appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/10/201511 minutes, 43 seconds
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319- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Bonita and Jeff in the UK. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 319- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/7/201513 minutes, 51 seconds
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318- Enjoying the Benefits of Breaks

Over the last 3 months I have worked harder and longer than I ever have in my life. You could say that I’ve worked like a dog. I am usually a detailed oriented person. For example, if you look at www.propodcastsolutions.com, there are a lot of details at play that you might have missed or never notice. One of those details is that in every video, I’m wearing a shirt that has complimentary colors to the rest of the website. Read More... The post 318- Enjoying the Benefits of Breaks appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/5/201512 minutes, 35 seconds
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317- Reflections on a Movement

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Darrell Darnell, and I'm Mark Des Cotes, and this weekend was the first time wet met or podcasted together, and we believe if you are learning, you aren’t living. In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday we share reflections and lessons learned from Podcast Movement 2015. Read More... The post 317- Reflections on a Movement appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
8/3/201517 minutes, 20 seconds
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316- Friday Flashback

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we jump in the TARDIS to listen to episode 316 that originally aired on April 24, 2014 called, Stop Worrying About What Other People Think. Read More... The post 316- Friday Flashback appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/31/201511 minutes, 52 seconds
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315- Having One In The Bank

as I'm composing this, I actually have no idea if anyone will ever hear it. But that's ok, I'm just killing time until my daughter gets home from school. And if someday I do end up using this episode I'm sure I'll be happy I had it in the bank. Read More... The post 315- Having One In The Bank appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/29/20156 minutes, 13 seconds
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314- Appreciating the Average

Peaks and valleys are great because of the clarity they bring. With clear vision we can better see the things that truly matter. But here’s the thing. The majority of our lives are not lived in peaks or valleys. No, the majority of our lives are lived in the middle of the peaks and valleys. We call these places “average” or “normal.” Now it’s time to appreciate the average. Read More... The post 314- Appreciating the Average appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/27/201510 minutes, 47 seconds
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313- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Geoff and George. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 313- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/24/201515 minutes, 54 seconds
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312- Difference Of Opinion

How many bar fights do you think have started because two people were wearing different colour jerseys? The sad thing is, if those same two people were to sit down and talk they would probably discover they have a lot more in common than naught. Such as a common love for whatever sport they're wearing for one thing, regardless of who they root for. Read More... The post 312- Difference Of Opinion appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/22/20156 minutes, 59 seconds
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311- Making the Leap to Legendary

If you’re a long time listener to this podcast then you’ll most likely remember that I grew up with two brothers. My step-brother was one year ahead of me and my real brother was two years ahead of me. While I was not at all considered cool or popular, my step-brother was. He was smart, charming, athletic, outgoing, and good looking. He was one of the most popular kids in the whole school, let alone his class. There were a lot of times that I wished I was as popular as he was, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me. As we got older I got used to it. But still there were times when I couldn’t help but be jealous. Read More... The post 311- Making the Leap to Legendary appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/20/20159 minutes, 51 seconds
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310- Friday Flashback

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we fire up the DeLorean and listen to episode 134 that originally aired on September 18, 2014 called, C.A.P. Someone Today. Read More... The post 310- Friday Flashback appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/17/201516 minutes, 30 seconds
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309- Little White Lie

Lying is a form of self preservation. From a young age we're told that it's wrong to lie. Our parents told us such and our teachers did likewise. But that didn't stop us from testing the boundaries at some point in our childhood, either out of fear of punishment or possibly out of curiosity to see if we can get away with it. Perhaps we did something wrong like set toilet paper on fire and refused to admit guilt when confronted. Or, perhaps we wolfed down a cupcake super fast and then told our teacher we hadn't received our treat yet. Either way, we knew it was wrong but we did it anyway. Read More... The post 309- Little White Lie appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/15/201512 minutes, 49 seconds
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308- Crossing New Roads

My 12 year old daughter thinks she needs a cell phone. Her mom and I disagree. Several of her friends have one and she swears she is the only person at her school that does not have one. Still, her mom and I won’t budge. Well it turns out she doesn’t actually want a phone. What she really wants is the appearance of a phone. We found this out recently when my iPhone 4s stopped making and receiving calls. After several calls to customer service and several short periods where it would receive calls, we decided it was time to give it up and get a new phone. Since the phone still worked fine outside of actually functioning as a phone, it still had some usefulness. As soon as my daughter found out I was getting a new phone, she started begging me for my old one. Read More... The post 308- Crossing New Roads appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/13/20158 minutes, 48 seconds
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307- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a Friday Forum contribution from Bonita. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 307- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/10/20158 minutes, 53 seconds
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306- Superhero Syndrome

Wether you realize it or not, almost all of us suffer from something called Superhero Syndrome. Most of the time you'll hear this term associated with business leaders or entrepreneurs. But it can also affect you in your day to day life. Read More... The post 306- Superhero Syndrome appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/8/201511 minutes, 41 seconds
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305- Drive By Problem Solver

The year was 1996. It was the middle of winter. I was a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma and working part time at a local bookstore. I was probably making around $7/hour. It was above minimum wage (which was $4.75), but still not a whole lot of money. Like many college students down through the ages, I was a poor college student. Most of my meals involved noodles, and those noodles were often of the ramen variety. I’m not complaining. I loved my life. I enjoyed my job, I had a good roommate, I had an attractive girlfriend, and life was easy. It was simple. Read More... The post 305- Drive By Problem Solver appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/6/201510 minutes, 25 seconds
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304- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Friday Forum contributions from Joshua and Barb. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 304- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/3/201516 minutes, 17 seconds
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303- Rest and Relaxation

Sometimes I feel like life is going just the way I want it. I'm on a role and I can't afford to stop the momentum. That's how I felt two weeks ago. I landed a couple of new clients with really great projects to work on. Plus I was bringing back my Under The Dome Podcast for season 3 and starting up a new podcast for Killjoys. I didn't think I could afford a vacation. I'm not talking money wise, but time wise. I had too much to do and I really didn't want to stop. I was in the groove. Read More... The post 303- Rest and Relaxation appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
7/1/20159 minutes, 36 seconds
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302- Finding Clarity

Death has been chasing every single one of us since the day we were born and despite our best efforts to eat right, exercise, laugh, and take care of ourselves, it will one day catch us. There is no escaping it. I must admit that as a 39 year old, I still feel like death is a lifetime away. Why is that? I’ve seen death’s clutches take hold of men, women, boys, and girls much younger than me. I know that my life could be snuffed out this very day. Yet for all intents and purposes I live as though I have another 40 years to go. Even still, if that’s the case, I’m now middle aged. Read More... The post 302- Finding Clarity appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/29/20159 minutes, 49 seconds
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301- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share Father's Day inspired contributions from George and Justina. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 301- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/26/201514 minutes, 14 seconds
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300- Reaching Milestones

Today is a milestone. This is the 300th episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. That's quite impressive when you consider that most podcasts don't last beyond 10 episodes. But is it a reason to celebrate? In a way perhaps. We should at least acknowledge it. This is a milestone moment after all, and as the definition points out it's an important point in the progress of this podcast. Just like episode 250 was and episode 200 before that, and so on. That's what milestones are. Points in the progress. They help us measure how far we've come and how far we still have to go. Read More... The post 300- Reaching Milestones appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/24/20158 minutes, 26 seconds
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299- Choosing What’s Hard

Last Wednesday my family visited the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma. Kari and I were looking forward to our visit, but the kids were not. Visiting museums is not how they envisioned spending their summer vacation. We tried to get them excited by telling them that the museum had dinosaur skeletons and telling them about other fun museums they have visited, but they weren’t buying it. It was still a museum and it was not nearly as exciting as visiting the waterpark or going to see a movie. Read More... The post 299- Choosing What’s Hard appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/22/201512 minutes, 30 seconds
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298- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Geoff. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 298- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/19/201511 minutes, 39 seconds
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297- Not In The Mood

Have you ever had one of those days where you're just not in the mood to do anything? That's how I feel today. It's 11:30 at night and I'm sitting in front of my keyboard trying to compose my SILY episode but I'm just not into it. Read More... The post 297- Not In The Mood appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/17/20157 minutes, 35 seconds
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296- Are They Even Listening?

For those of you who are parents, have you ever wondered if your kids are listening? Who am I kidding, of course you have. Sometimes it’s maddening. There are times when my wife or I will tell our kids to do something only to hear them say they never heard us. I know that it’s possible to not hear someone even when they are in the same room, but I’m quite certain that there are times when my kids choose not to hear us, especially when we ask them to do something that they don’t want to do. Read More... The post 296- Are They Even Listening? appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/15/201510 minutes, 10 seconds
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295- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Isabella. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 295- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/12/201511 minutes, 31 seconds
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294- Destination Unknown

Like you, I love hearing the stories submitted to our Friday forum each week. This past week we heard a story from Faith about her love of teaching and how it was never her intention to become a teacher. Hearing her story gave me an idea for today's episode. So thanks Faith. I touched briefly on my journey to be a graphic designer way back in my very first Friday Forum submission in SILY number 10. That story was mostly about how I met my wife but it touched a bit on our college years. Look it up if you're interested. Here's the expanded version of that part of my story. Read More... The post 294- Destination Unknown appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/10/201511 minutes, 12 seconds
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293- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Did you hear last Friday’s episode? It was a really great episode with Friday Forum contributions from Faith and Justina. Justina closed out her call with something I found simple and profound. She said, “The stuff that I learned yesterday has turned me into the person that I am today.” As I expressed during my comments to Justina in Friday’s episode, her choice of words really got me thinking. However, something happened at church yesterday that really made this phrase hit home. Read More... The post 293- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/8/20159 minutes, 28 seconds
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292-Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Faith and Justina. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 292-Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/5/201513 minutes, 54 seconds
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291- Know The Rules

Cornwall is a border city. It's situated along the great St. Lawrence river and offers an international bridge to the state of New York. It's actually two bridges. The first one takes you across to Cornwall Island and the Akwesasne Indian Reserve. Akwesasne is an interesting place. The north side of this native territory sits Canada and the south side sits in the USA. To make it even more interesting, the northern portion in Canada is divided by the provincial boundary between Ontario and Quebec. Read More... The post 291- Know The Rules appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/3/201511 minutes, 24 seconds
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290- Living on a Compliment

Have I told you lately that I love what I do? I’ve had the great fortune of spending most of my working days doing work that I enjoy. My previous career in the corporate world was mostly good. In fact, it was mostly great. The last few years were challenging for sure, but I’m not complaining. It was a good company to work for and most of the people were great. Most of the customers were great. The pay was very good. I loved the mission and purpose of the company. It was a great part of my life. I tell you all of that just so that what I say next will have more meaning. Read More... The post 290- Living on a Compliment appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
6/1/201511 minutes, 58 seconds
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289- Friday Flashback

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we hear one of the episodes that has received the most listener feedback, Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 21-The Journey From Crippled to Courageous. Read More... The post 289- Friday Flashback appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/29/201519 minutes, 20 seconds
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288- Motivational Push

Back in January, Darrell, myself and a few others via the Friday Forum proclaimed our goals for the year in the hopes that making them public would keep us accountable. One of my goals was to loose weight. At the beginning of January I weighed 234 Lbs. I set the goal of loosing 34 Lbs. before Podcast Movement which starts August 31st. Read More... The post 288- Motivational Push appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/27/20158 minutes, 35 seconds
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287- Nurture What You Have

A couple of months ago the arbor society of our town announced that they would be giving away free trees. Since I managed to kill the tree that was currently in our yard, Kari and I thought it would be a great opportunity to get a new tree. After all, the price would be impossible to beat. The announcement said that they would begin handing out trees at noon, but Kari and I both had busy mornings planned. We determined that the earliest we could get there would be 1. Since the giveaway was on a Friday afternoon and not on a Saturday, we thought there might be some trees left when we showed up. Read More... The post 287- Nurture What You Have appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/25/20158 minutes, 1 second
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286- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from George. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 286- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/22/201510 minutes, 59 seconds
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285- Family Ties

We form many ties during our lifetime. We form them with friends, schoolmates, coworkers, and neighbours, but none of these compare to the family ties we form. With the former we get to choose who we associate with. We decide who we want to hang out with at school, who we want to be friends with in our day to day life and even who we want to converse with in our neighbourhood. But we have no say when it comes to family. Family is who we're brought up with. Read More... The post 285- Family Ties appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/20/20159 minutes, 8 seconds
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284- Everything’s Okay

Today’s episode is about perspective. I’ve spoken on this topic several times before, but that’s because I believe it is incredibly important. It’s not only important, but it’s a topic that needs to be looked at from many different angles to fully appreciate. Last week I had coffee with a good friend of mine and the topic of perspective came up. He’s a pastor and he shared how interesting it is to see people in different situations. He talks with people all the time who are going through difficult times, but the thing that sets people apart is their perspective. I totally agree. Our perspective while we are in the midst of challenges often dictates how challenging those times will be. If nothing else, our perspective will determine how bearable those times will be. Read More... The post 284- Everything’s Okay appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/18/201512 minutes, 5 seconds
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283- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Geoff and Andrew. You can participate in the Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 283- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/15/201512 minutes, 12 seconds
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282- Comfortable In My Own Skin

Now, one of the great things about Comiccons are the wonderful costumes that some of the attendees wear. You can really see the thought and effort put into them. In fact some of the attendees have better costumes than the convention's special invited guests that are professional cosplayers. Read More... The post 282- Comfortable In My Own Skin appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/13/201514 minutes, 47 seconds
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281- Be Prepared

Well, as I mentioned on Friday, we were under a high alert for severe weather over the weekend. Fortunately, the weather did not get nearly as bad as predicted. We did get a lot of rain, and quite a few people sustained damage due to flooding, but the Oklahoma City metro didn’t get hit with any tornados over the weekend. However, that didn’t stop us from being prepared just in case.  Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 281-Be Prepared The post 281- Be Prepared appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/11/201512 minutes, 8 seconds
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280- Mother’s Day Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Bonita and Justina in honor of Mother's Day. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 280- Mother’s Day Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/8/201513 minutes, 24 seconds
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279- Seeing the World More Clearly

I am currently 39 years, 2 months, and 19 days old. I hope that I am currently only half as wise as I will be when I am twice my age. Although there are days when I go to bed and feel like I haven’t learned anything that day, most of my days do include learning something. I’ve even discovered that on days when I felt like I didn’t learn anything at all, I actually gained experience that will pay off down the road. Even though I know I’m still young and have a lot to learn, there are some things that I am certain that I know with absolute certainty. Read More... The post 279- Seeing the World More Clearly appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/6/201510 minutes, 3 seconds
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278- Circle Of Life

I want to talk to you today about the circle of life. Now I'm not talking about the Simba, Timon and Pumbaa verson, and don't worry, I'm not going to break out in song, after all, we're trying to attract more listeners not scare them away. What I'm referring to is the circle of life we go through with our parents during our lifetime. Read More... The post 278- Circle Of Life appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/4/201511 minutes, 39 seconds
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277- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! I'm Darrell Darnell, and in today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Therissa and Bryce. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 277- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
5/1/201516 minutes, 34 seconds
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276- Camaraderie

When I was 10 years old my family moved to Cornwall Ontario. It was a big adjustment for me moving to a city where I didn't know anyone. My dad knew I loved watching hockey and he wanted me make new friends as well as learn how to skate. So to kill two birds with one stone, he enrolled me in the local hockey association's house league. Read More... The post 276- Camaraderie appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/29/201517 minutes, 4 seconds
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275- Catching Fire

Remember a few weeks ago when I tried my hand at making deep-dish Chicago style stuffed pizza? That was a fantastically delicious experiment. However, it definitely did not go as planned. I don’t cook much, and I’ve never baked anything, so the idea of making pizza from scratch was a little bit daunting and a little bit exciting. The only tricky part seemed to be making the dough. I wasn’t worried about making the sauce or finding the right ingredients. So before I embarked on my pizza making journey, I did some research. Read More... The post 275- Catching Fire appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/27/201514 minutes, 4 seconds
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274- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Andrew and Shane. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 274- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/24/201510 minutes, 32 seconds
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273- Childhood Milestones

Nobody ever said parenthood was easy. Just like everything else in life, there are ups and downs to raising children, and if you're lucky the former outweighs the latter. Along the road that is child rearing there are certain childhood milestones one may encounter. Your child's first words, first solid foods, and of course first steps. There's also a flip side to that, in your child's first tantrum or first scraped knee. Either way, these childhood milestones are something to be remembered, with laugh or sorrow, as stories of who they were at that time of their life. Read More... The post 273- Childhood Milestones appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/22/20158 minutes, 20 seconds
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272- Rising Above the Clouds

Today’s story begins on the morning of April 13, 2015. I’m currently sitting comfortably at 45,000 feet above the earth as a highly trained Southwest Airlines pilot takes me from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas. My day began when my alarm went off at 5:30am. For a guy that normally stays up until after midnight and sets the alarm for 7:45am, hearing that alarm this morning was not a welcomed sound. On top of that, it was raining. It was a nice steady rain, almost the kind that makes you want to stay in bed all day and just enjoy the dulcet sounds of raindrops meeting rooftop. If not for the occasional but steady clap of thunder and flash of lightning, the rain would have been perfect. Read More... The post 272- Rising Above the Clouds appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/20/201510 minutes, 38 seconds
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271- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from George. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 271- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/17/201512 minutes, 46 seconds
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270- Thank You

As you'll recall, Golden Spiral Media had three shows nominated for awards this year. Arrow Squad, The Blacklist Exposed, and of course this show, Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Now I wont keep you in suspense, we didn't take home any hardware at this year's presentation. It would have been nice for GSM to win in at least one of the three categories but, as the old saying goes, them's the breaks. Read More... The post 270- Thank You appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/15/20157 minutes, 14 seconds
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269- Still Whistling

Today we look back at the first episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday to an episode titled, The Contagious Smile of the Garbage Whistler. I want to tell you a lesson I learned, or relearned as this case may be, while I was recently in Las Vegas for New Media Expo 2014. I've gone to New Media Expo the last three years, the first year I attended it was still called Blogworld. I've always found it to be a great use of my time. It's a time that I get to meet and share ideas with other people like me; other podcasters, online content creators, and those who aspire to share their message with the world. Read More... The post 269- Still Whistling appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/13/201511 minutes, 24 seconds
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268- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from George. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 268- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/10/201512 minutes, 30 seconds
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267- Today Is The Day

Today. Today is a very special day. Not because it's Wednesday, or Thursday or whatever day you're listening. And not because it's April, or May or June the whatever. Today is a special day because it's the only day you are in complete control of. You are its master, its overseer. Today is a special day because it has endless possibilities. So what are you going to do today? Read More... The post 267- Today Is The Day appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/8/201512 minutes, 20 seconds
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266- Be of Good Courage

Last Friday I closed the cover on my sixth book this year. I’m really glad that I’ve made such a focused effort to read more this year. My goal was to read 10 books this year, and I’m well on my way to reaching that goal. The book I finished is called How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years by Julie A. Ross. I found the book to be very insightful and it helped me understand my tween daughter more that I did before. I grew up in a house with 2 other brothers so I’ve never had any experience with young girls. Read More... The post 266- Be of Good Courage appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/6/201512 minutes, 19 seconds
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265- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Geoff and Bonita. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 265- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/3/201515 minutes, 6 seconds
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264- Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate

We use the word hate way to often. "I hate Mondays," "I hate my job," "I hate Brussels sprouts," "I hate that song" Even young kids overuse it, "I hate my teacher," "I hate homework," and when they don't get their way "I hate you". But is this term appropriate for all of these circumstances? Isn't hate too strong a word? I mean, wars have broken out over hate. Hitler hated Jews, North Korea hated South Korea, Catholics and Protestants hated each other in Northern Ireland, and today ISIS hate the USA. Read More... The post 264- Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
4/1/20157 minutes, 43 seconds
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263- Confronted by Criticism

Isn’t criticism great? Don’t you love it when someone criticizes you? My personal favorite is when I get criticized by someone who has no idea what they’re talking about. Okay, I’m not fooling anyone. Criticism stinks and we all know it. When I made the decision to start podcasting, I never once thought about any criticism that might come in. It never even entered my mind. It didn’t take too long for some stinging comments to start coming in. Here are a few of them: Read More... The post 263- Confronted by Criticism appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/30/201510 minutes, 57 seconds
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262- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Zachary and Faith. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 262- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/27/201510 minutes, 38 seconds
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261- Looks Can Be Deceiving

This past weekend my son and I went to an outdoors show in Ottawa, Canada's Capital. There were exhibitors, displays and presentations about camping, canoeing and kayaking, mountain climbing, white water rafting and so much more. Ryan and I got to meet Kevin Callan, aka The Happy Camper who is known the world over for his outdoor experiences. One highlight of the show was a huge central pool where various canoe and kayak demonstrations were held throughout the day. Ryan is a member of his university's kayak club, so he was more interested in these presentations than I was. During one of the demos I found myself at the back of the crowd standing next to a man that had a huge bushy Grizzly Adams type beard, a threadbare military style jacket, old jeans and boots and a worn out ball cap on his head. For all intense and purpose he looked like he could be a homeless person there seeking shelter from the cold. Now, I know looks can be deceiving, and since I also knew how much tickets to the event cost, I figured he wasn't some vagrant passing time. So, being the person I am, I struck up a conversation with him. I motioned to the pool and asked if he ever kayaked. He shook his head and told me canoes were more his thing. So I asked him where he liked to canoe and the conversation took off from there. Read More... The post 261- Looks Can Be Deceiving appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/25/201512 minutes, 32 seconds
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260- Seize the Day

Inspiration is powerful, isn’t it? Inspiration is like a mighty river that brings life to the world around us. Mark was inspired to podcast because of me. I was inspired to podcast because of Cliff Ravenscraft. Cliff was inspired to podcast because of Leo Laporte. Inspiration that started with Leo trickled to others...MANY others. I can’t even begin to count the number of people who have been inspired by Cliff. His influence is tremendous. Read More... The post 260- Seize the Day appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/23/201514 minutes, 10 seconds
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259- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Bonita. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 259- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/20/201512 minutes, 29 seconds
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258- Unplugging From The World

Early evening found the four of us getting ready to watch a movie. Hunger Games Mocking Jay part 1 in case you're interested. While sitting in our living room, waiting for everyone to join me I decided to take out my iPhone to check what NHL hockey games were going on that night. I saw my Toronto Maple Leafs would be playing the Calgary Flames and I thought they may even have a chance against them. I read a couple of articles pertaining to the upcoming game, then checked Twitter and Facebook. At one point I glanced up wondering when we were going to start the movie only to see my wife and both my kids also sitting in the living room. All three were looking at their phones. I had been so focused on my iPhone that I hadn't even realized any of them had joined me. I made a decision then and there, that for the entire weekend I would be unplugging my cellphone. I went into the settings panel and turned off both data and wifi, blocking my iPhone from the world, in effect turning it into a... well, just a normal plain old cordless phone, imagine that. I then set it "do not disturb". Read More... The post 258- Unplugging From The World appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/18/20158 minutes, 7 seconds
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257- Stuff I’ve Learned

By now I think most of you know the story of how this podcast came to be, but just in case you don’t, or you need a refresher, this is for you. I cut my teeth on podcasting by doing podcasts on TV, film, and technology with the primary focus being on TV. Obviously that’s still the major thing we do here at Golden Spiral Media. However, after talking about those things for over 5 years, I had a desire to do something else. It wasn’t a desire to stop talking about that other stuff, it was a desire to talk about a wider variety of things. Read More... The post 257- Stuff I’ve Learned appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/16/201512 minutes, 45 seconds
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256- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Barb. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 256- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/13/201511 minutes, 55 seconds
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255- Going Through Life With Blinders On

We have a metal gazebo on our deck. In the spring, summer and fall, it shelters us from the sun while we sit on our outdoor furniture. In the winter months, when our furniture is put away, we hang a bird feeder from a ceiling hook in it's centre. The feeder is mostly protected from the elements and having it so close to the house allows us to watch our feathered friends from the warm comfort of our kitchen and living room. We watch sparrows, chickadees, finches, nuthatches as well as the odd woodpecker as they feed on the black oil sunflower seeds we put out. Some mornings there could be as many as 30 or 40 birds coming and going from the feeder at any one time. Last week, while watching with my wife, she wondered if the birds ever got tired of eating the same thing over and over. She decided to look up online what other things we could feed them and as luck would have it, we had many of the suggested menu items in our pantry. My wife filled a bowl with tasty bird treats and trudged through our snow filled deck to put the bowl on the ground beneath the feeder. Read More... The post 255- Going Through Life With Blinders On appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/11/20156 minutes, 29 seconds
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254- Working On, Not Working In

Last year I really struggled with the idea of separating out my podcast production services into a separate company from Golden Spiral Media. I sought out several of my friends for advice, and even got advice from a marketing executive from one of the biggest media companies in my city. The results were pretty much split 50/50 as to those who thought I should break them apart and those who thought I should keep them together. Both sides also made good points to support their perspective. I thought about it a lot and as you are probably aware, I decided to break them apart. Last September I formed Pro Podcast Solutions to serve as the company that handles all of my podcast consulting and production, and kept Golden Spiral Media as my podcast network. Read More... The post 254- Working On, Not Working In appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/9/201511 minutes, 56 seconds
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253- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Bonita and Geoff. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 253- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/6/201513 minutes, 31 seconds
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252- Sometimes The Truth Is Not Enough

My daughter arrived home from school on Friday and instead of saying hi like she always does, she went straight to her room and closed the door. Never a good sign. Of course being a concerned parent I went to check on her only to find her crying on her bed because "all her friends hated her". This is what I was able to get out of her. A couple of weeks ago Joelle's best friend was invited to a party by a couple of girls that, for some reason, don't like Joelle. She doesn't know why they don't like her but needless to say she wasn't invited. Joelle's best friend asked her if she minded if she went to the party and Joelle told her she didn't. I remember this. At dinner one night Kim and I asked her if she had any plans with her friend that evening and she told us about the party. Joelle wasn't upset that she wasn't invited, nor was she upset that her friend went. She told us she was surprised that her friend even asked her. Joelle thinks it's ok if her friend hangs out with other people just like she would expect her friend to be ok if Joelle wanted to hang out with someone else. Just because they are best friends doesn't mean they need to be exclusive to each other. I personally thought she was very mature about it. Read More... The post 252- Sometimes The Truth Is Not Enough appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/4/201513 minutes, 31 seconds
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251- A Life is Like a Garden

Are you up for another episode involving snow? I know many of you have had enough of the white stuff to last a lifetime, but I guess we can all be grateful we didn’t live in Silver Creek, Colorado back in 1921. As I look out my window today I see a few inches of snow. I haven’t watched the news to see how much is out there, but I’d guess it’s about 2 inches. It’s nice to have a window in my studio. It’s something I never got during my corporate days. Okay, well technically I did have a window, but the only thing I could see was the tops of shelving out in our warehouse. Read More... The post 251- A Life is Like a Garden appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
3/2/201513 minutes, 22 seconds
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250- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday we’re looking back across 250 episodes as you share your favorite Stuff I Learned Yesterday moments. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 250- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/27/201527 minutes, 26 seconds
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249- Don’t Sell Yourself Short

In the past few weeks, my life has taken some dramatic turns. With the combination of our decision for me to stay home with our children while simultaneously moving into a new home, our financial situation changed drastically. We have been stretched thin recently, but were making cuts necessary to be able to maintain life as we knew it. We did the things people normally do when faced with financial strain. We cut extras, trimmed fat and eliminated all extra spending. We quit eating out, and began shopping in more budget friendly ways as well. Read More... The post 249- Don’t Sell Yourself Short appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/26/20159 minutes, 4 seconds
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248- Ask And You Shall Receive

We're taught as children to ask for things. Can I have a cookie? Can I go to the park? Can I buy these shoes? It's one of the fundamental principals of life. If you don't ask, you wont get. Of course we're also taught that we don't always get what we ask for. It might be too close to supper for a cookie or the shoes may be too expensive. Sure, we may be disappointed but at least we tried. Read More... The post 248- Ask And You Shall Receive appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/25/201513 minutes, 3 seconds
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247- Blitzed by a Blizzard

Our winters are really fairly mild here in the Sooner state. We get 2 or 3 decent snow falls each season that will keep the kids out of school for a few days. The worst days are when we get ice instead of snow. Back in 2009 we were projected to keep a whopper of a storm. Not only was it projected to be a whopper, it was projected to hit on Christmas Eve. Back then my commute was about 30 miles each way and it took between 35 and 40 minutes. A bad day might be 45 or 50 minutes. A really bad day would take an hour. Read More... The post 247- Blitzed by a Blizzard appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/24/201512 minutes, 31 seconds
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246- The Topless Jeep and Sonic Drink

Today I want to share a story that took place during the winter of my junior year of high school. I was the editor for the school yearbook and I also served as a photographer. I’ve mentioned before that I spent a lot of time outside of school with the yearbook teacher, because we traveled a lot to sporting events and venturing off to the city I now live in so that we could have access to a dark room to develop film. Read More... The post 246- The Topless Jeep and Sonic Drink appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/23/201513 minutes, 42 seconds
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245- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share a contribution from Geoff. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 245- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/20/201513 minutes, 52 seconds
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244- Valentine Showdown

Welcome to Stuff I Learned Yesterday. My name is Mandy Wichert. I think mangos are better than candy and I believe, if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I’m talking about the best Valentine’s Day ever and how your experience can be shaped by taking on a […] The post 244- Valentine Showdown appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/19/20158 minutes, 16 seconds
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243- Raising Children is a Daunting Task

I remember when my son was born. Like most new parents, no matter how prepared you think you are, when you're holding your newborn child in your arms for the first time you get that nudging fear that you are responsible for everything in this child's life for many, many years ahead. It can be overwhelming. Read More... The post 243- Raising Children is a Daunting Task appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/18/201510 minutes, 59 seconds
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242- Let Us Eat Cake

Kari and I got married in 1999 and bought our first house in 2002. We’d been living in Wichita Falls, Texas for a year. We spent the first year in an apartment and when I lease was up we decided it was time to buy a place of our own. Had we known that we’d only live in the house for one year we wouldn’t have made that choice, but at the time it looked like we’d be residing in Wichita Falls for several years. It was a 3 bedroom house that had been built in the 1950’s, wiped out by a tornado in the 1970’s and then rebuilt. It had a big window in the living room and french doors in the dining room that let in a lot of natural light. The french doors opened up to a covered patio and a large size yard with a swing set and storage shed. Read More... The post 242- Let Us Eat Cake appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/17/201510 minutes, 50 seconds
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241- The Accidental Journaler

As I teased on last Friday’s episode, today’s episode is going to take a look back at the episode I released last Tuesday entitled, “When Laughing is No Laughing Matter.” The truth is, it’s an episode that I almost didn’t release. In fact, both of the episodes I did last week almost didn’t get released. I almost didn’t release Monday’s episode (Can You Keep a Secret) because I didn’t want to further infringe upon the promise that I had made (and broken) to my friend. I went back and forth for weeks in my mind as I talked myself into recording it and then talked myself out of recording it. Obviously I finally settled on recording it, but I changed the the name of my friend and left out a few details. In the end, the story held true to what happened, while still protecting the people involved. It was a lesson that I felt would provide value and needed to be shared. Read More... The post 241- The Accidental Journaler appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/16/201513 minutes, 9 seconds
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240- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Bonita and Justina. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page or calling our voice feedback line at 304-837-2278. Read More... The post 240- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/13/201512 minutes, 48 seconds
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239- Grey Poupon and Junior Prom

I remember in 1996 when we first got the internet in my home. Of course, it was nothing like today. Many of you can remember receiving the AOL discs in the mail, popping them into the CD drive, loading them up for the first time, and waiting for that agonizingly long dial-up ring tone. I'm sure that many of you, like me, have that tone endlessly etched in your head. Read More... The post 239- Grey Poupon and Junior Prom appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/12/20159 minutes, 21 seconds
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238- The Routine of Creativity

The mind is an amazing machine. It loves routines. It loves efficiency. It loves repetitive tasks that it can do over and over. That's how you can accomplish so many tasks throughout your day without really thinking about them. Some call it multitasking. However, when you break out and veer away of those routines you are in effect, giving your mind a stressful workout. This requires more concentration, more energy and more time, which can be mentally exhausting. Your mind prefers the repetitive tasks that allow it to refuel and get ready for the next time you break from your routines. Read More... The post 238- The Routine of Creativity appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/11/20157 minutes, 43 seconds
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237- When Laughing is No Laughing Matter

When I was 24 years old I took over the store manager position of a bookstore in Texas. I was responsible for not only managing nearly a million dollars in inventory, but the staff of about 30 people. As anyone who has been in management can tell you, managing people is by far the harder part of the job. By that time I had worked for the company for 6 years and had spent the previous 10 months specifically training to run my own store. Still, I was not fully prepared to for the job when I accepted it. Honestly though, I think it’s one of those jobs where you can never be fully prepared until you actually do it and get real world on the job training. Read More... The post 237- When Laughing is No Laughing Matter appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/10/201516 minutes, 2 seconds
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236- Can You Keep a Secret?

I spent nearly 19 years working for a bookstore chain. You can imagine the number of people that I worked with during that time. Fortunately, most of them were really great. I spent just over half of those years working on the frontline of the chain at several of our stores. Like many companies, there was a disconnect between those that worked in the stores, and those that worked at the corporate office. While I worked at the store, it was pretty common to hear comments from my co-workers about how clueless the corporate people were. In fact, when I eventually got a job at the corporate office, one of my co-workers at the store gave me the board game Clue as a going away present, so that I would never find myself clueless at my new job at the corporate office. Read More... The post 236- Can You Keep a Secret? appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/9/201513 minutes, 17 seconds
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235- Friday Flashback

Today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday is a Friday Flashback. Friday Flashback episodes feature some of the most popular episodes of Stuff I Learned Yesterday. Today we hear one of the episodes that has received the most listener feedback, Stuff I Learned Yesterday Episode 102- A Teacher and a Storyteller. Read More... The post 235- Friday Flashback appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/6/201512 minutes, 33 seconds
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234- Baby Steps

A little over one week ago, my house was pristine. The floor was mopped and vacuumed, the countertops and sinks glistened and every stray belonging and piece of laundry had found its home. I took a deep breath, looking around and felt so proud of what I had accomplished. Then, my family came home. The weather was cold and we stayed inside most of the weekend. I picked up a few stray things here and there, and continued to cook. Then, I rested. I noticed that things were getting a little messier but thought I’d be able to get to it later. I loaded the dishwasher up and set it to run, but after that, the business of life caught up with me. Pretty soon, the clean house I’d been so proud of had vanished and now the task of cleaning at all seems daunting, because I’m already so far behind! I was almost paralyzed into doing nothing because the mountain of mess was just too hard to tackle, especially while it continued to grow! Read More... The post 234- Baby Steps appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/5/20158 minutes, 9 seconds
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233- The Assumption That Got Me Killed

I'm going to lay my geek card right down in front of you now and tell you that I am a huge Dungeons & Dragons fan. In fact, my resume has Dungeon Master listed under interests and hobbies, I'm not kidding. I actually landed a job interview once because the HR person was curious and wanted to ask me about it. I realized at the interview that the job wasn't for me and backed out so I don't know if he would have hired me or not. Read More... The post 233- The Assumption That Got Me Killed appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/4/201515 minutes, 52 seconds
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232- If At First You Don’t Succeed

We’ve been talking a lot about goals over the last month, and I think that it’s been a great benefit to a lot of us. Yesterday over our the Stuff I Learned Yesterday Facebook page, Faith shared an update on a new script that she’s working on and Mark shared an update to his weight loss goal. Over the weekend, Davia and Geoff both shared updates on their goals. Read More... The post 232- If At First You Don’t Succeed appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/3/201514 minutes, 8 seconds
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231- Showered With Love

I’ve mentioned a few times on this podcast that every afternoon I stop working and go to meet my daughter at the bus stop. I really enjoy the few minutes that we spend together. Even though our conversations aren’t very deep, I value the one-on-one time that we spend together and I hope that one day she’ll look back on it fondly. Read More... The post 231- Showered With Love appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
2/2/201515 minutes, 6 seconds
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230- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Therissa and Melissa. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page Read More... The post 230- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/30/201517 minutes, 29 seconds
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229- Crying Over Spilt Milk

Yesterday I was able to meet up with a friend and re-connect over lunch at McAlister’s Deli. Due to a tight schedule, we planned to meet up in the early afternoon, during my youngest little one’s usual naptime. I know many of you are beyond the naptime years, but for those that can relate – you know how important this precious time is. My days are practically scheduled around naptime and on the days we miss naptime, we know we have to prepare for a wild evening. Anyway, it was an unseasonably nice day, 77 degrees Fahrenheit (I’m sorry everyone suffering from blizzard conditions), so due to the great weather we decided to enjoy the patio area. After sitting still for about 10 minutes, Renna decided to explore. I was not too concerned because we were in an enclosed area, surrounded by tall landscaping bushes. She meandered near the table as my friend and I wrapped up lunch. Then back over to me, begging to be picked up. As I did, she pointed down to my purse, which she had proudly knocked over. As I bent down to pick it up, I noticed something else. Mud. Everywhere! This purse was a gift from a friend. It’s a Coach bag and it’s large enough to carry all of my workout gear, childcare gear and diaper necessities, so I do really enjoy using it. I have also not owned a designer bag before this one, so I try to take care of it. Read More... The post 229- Crying Over Spilt Milk appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/29/20159 minutes, 10 seconds
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228- Back In The Saddle

When you fall off a horse the best thing to do it get back in the saddle. For the past two years my podcast editing experience was equivalent to one of those county fair horse rides. You know, the one where the horse is tied to some sort of merry-go-round and someone holds the bridle as you walk around in circles? The post 228- Back In The Saddle appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/28/201510 minutes, 7 seconds
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227- Communicating with Style

I love my grandma. Some of my favorite memories include the time I spent with her and my grandpa growing up. I spent entire summers at their house, and they have had a tremendous influence on who I am today. Even though my grandma can be one of the most frustrating people in the world to me, I wouldn’t trade her for anything. Today I’m not going to tell you about her fantastic cooking, the time she had to rush me to the emergency room, or even tell you about I saw her and my grandpa french kissing. Today I’m going to tell you about trying to communicate with her. Read More... The post 227- Communicating with Style appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/27/201513 minutes, 29 seconds
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226- Grateful for the Fires

I almost never schedule meetings before 10am. The first few hours of my day are important. They set the tone for my day, and are often the most uninterrupted and productive hours of my day. I also very rarely schedule meetings outside of my studio during the morning hours. Any meetings that take place outside of my studio are going to cause me to be away from my equipment and my computer, and I need to be near that stuff for the first half of my day. You see, most podcast episodes are released in the morning so that listeners can have them available during their morning commute. So if there’s ever an issue that’s going to come up, it’s going to be in the morning. So if I’m going to be able to help my clients in those situations, I need to be available. Fortunately, this almost never happens. I have schedules and systems in place that work really well to keep all of my clients’ podcasts running smoothly. Read More... The post 226- Grateful for the Fires appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/26/201511 minutes, 16 seconds
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225- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from Jess, Geoff, and Bonita. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page Read More... The post 225- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/23/201515 minutes, 52 seconds
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224- Hacking Keurig

Clint and I enjoy drinking coffee, and have even spent a lot of time researching how to reduce acidity, get a quality grind, the best brewing methods, and proper brewing temperatures, and we both definitely have our favorites. We purchased a pour-over method coffee machine a couple of years ago, and have been really pleased with how the coffee it makes. Sometimes you don’t need a huge pot of coffee though, so we also have an individual pour-over glass carafe, and aeropress but these methods can be a little messy and labor-intensive, and sometimes convenience is king. Read More... The post 224- Hacking Keurig appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/22/20159 minutes, 13 seconds
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223- Clearing The First Hurdle

I've been doing this podcast for two and a half months now and I want to let you in on a little secret. I was extremely nervous when I recorded my first episode. You might not hear it in my voice but I was on edge. I had sat down in front of the mic and got up several times before actually recording that first episode. The post 223- Clearing The First Hurdle appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/21/201510 minutes, 19 seconds
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222- Playing to Win

Over the last few weeks we’ve been treated to some really fantastic football games. If you’re a college football fan, then this year’s playoff was right up your alley. Maybe you’re like me and your team didn’t make the playoffs, but I still enjoyed watching every second of it. I didn’t think Ohio State would even make the playoff, let alone go on to win the National Championship. If you’re an NFL fan, you’ve probably liked these last few weeks too. Sure, there have been some controversial calls, and some games haven’t been close, but there’s been some great games too. Read More... The post 222- Playing to Win appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/20/201514 minutes, 33 seconds
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221- It’s Time For Change

Sitting on the couch in my living room right now are two little girls, friends of my daughter, Addison. One of the girls is named McKenna. McKenna has short, shoulder length brown hair. She’s currently wearing a blue dress with sparkles, and matching blue shoes. She has a blue beaded necklace around her neck. She has a cute face and you can see her teeth when she smiles. Sitting behind her is a girl named Kelly. Kelly also has brown hair, but it’s much longer and reaches most of the way down her back. She also has a cute face and great smile. Her outfit is all pink. These two girls have been friends of Addison for years. In fact, there have been days where all they did was play together. They’ve gone on walks together, slept in the same bed, and made up stories together. Read More... The post 221- It’s Time For Change appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/19/201513 minutes, 55 seconds
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220- Friday Forum

Today is the Friday Forum!! In today’s episode of Stuff I Learned Yesterday I share contributions from George and Bonita. You can participate in Friday Forum by visiting our Feedback Page Read More... The post 220- Friday Forum appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.
1/16/201515 minutes, 19 seconds
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219- Leaping Lizards

A few days ago we attended a really great birthday. A good friend of mine had a joint birthday party for her son and daughter, and our entire family was invited to celebrate. The party was for a mixed age group, and there were kids at the party ranging from age two to age 7, and there were probably around 30 kids total. Did I mention that this party was also a surprise for my friend’s children? It was! They walked into a room full of their friends, filled to the brim with balloons and party food. Their eyes lit up like Christmas morning as they entered the room from outside to find all of us there yelling “Happy Birthday” and each of the kids eagerly scanned the room to see which of their friends were able to make it there to celebrate with them. Read More... The post 219- Leaping Lizards appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.