Building Beardbrand – Eric Bandholz
Eric Bandholz talks about Beardbrand, presenting on Shark Tank, politics, and how he changed up his hiring to create a more independent and creative work environment. Eric also shares some of his thoughts on stoicism along with some of the struggles both he and his wife have faced in pursuit of building a family. This episode is a great look at creating positive work culture and building a life you can be proud to live.
I tend to have a Buddhist-Stoic mindset for a lot of things… there is going to be suffering it’s just part of humanity and it is part of life.one of the things that I have seen is that you are dealt the problems that you are capable of solving them. If you aren’t capable of solving them, you wouldn’t have them. That has encouraged me to find bigger problems because I feel that I can certainly solve bigger problems that I’m currently facing right now. You should want to have those problems and those challenges in life.
We look at our core values as a triangle of Freedom, Honor and Trust. what happens is if you have too much freedom… then what happens is your trust and your hunger go down. So it’s something that you want to have balanced… again perhaps too much hunger or too much drive and you end up working 80 hours a week and you are losing your freedom, and maybe you are eroding trust as well as you walk over your teammates so like balance has been a big thing for us.
Return on Relationship – Tyler Farnsworth
Tyler Farnsworth shares his thoughts on the common pitfalls of influencer marketing and how to avoid them. Tyler also shares his love of “building” and creating along with an idea he calls R.O.R – the return of investment in relationships. This episode is a fresh look at the world of advertising and marketing with a distinctly human touch.
“Build Your Future”
It clicked for me that there is an opportunity to get good at a craft to get out to the serve to do things. I think it helped instill the understanding that I can build my future – it’s not going to be just given to me… my life isn’t just going to happen I can create it.
We found that people have a desire to learn from other people, much more than they have a desire to learn from a brand. We are humans, we like connecting with people, and at its core, that’s what influencer marketing is: people telling great stories.
The people who have made a difference in this world are consistently the people who have kicked against the norms who have done things differently, who have stood up, who are unafraid to do something different. Even with the ridicule that might occur, they were willing to do it anyway. I think that’s the message that we need to continue to showcase in the world today… pick yourself up, you can create, you are an artist, you can create something that’s worthwhile. There are communities that will appreciate the art that you’re building.
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Producing Hope – John Brenkus
John Brenkus shares his journey into Television and talks about Sports Science, Fight Science and his experiences hosting and producing. John talks about his intentional candor with family and friends and how his positive views on faith and hope help him live his best life. Armed with the belief that “You can do anything you can do” John has proven that it is possible to take on a wide variety of projects and be successful in any arena.
“Humans are Good”
What always has given me hope is I genuinely believe humans are good, I just have seen too much. I’ve lived in too many places. I’ve met too many people to think otherwise. Does evil exist? Of course it does. And of course there are bad apples, of course, there’s such a small percentage, and that small percentage still have redemption and hope. I don’t think that the way positive energy works is the positive just turns negative, I think positive begets positive, and the more positive messages we can put out there, the better. As people sit back and they say, “the world is falling apart and everything is terrible.” be careful what you’re ingesting and what you’re putting into your brain in your body.
Bigger, stronger, faster does not mean better. You need to be big enough, strong enough fast enough. but as soon as you’re in that class of “hey I can compete” then the difference is, do you think calm under pressure, do you freak out, like what happens to you when the lights are on, and you gotta do what you need to do. Do you do your job as Belickic would say.
A lot of people want to do something, and get something in return right away. It seems trite to say, but it’s really the process that will guide you.