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The Modern Z is dedicated to provide young individuals with a platform to share ideas. University students tend to be some of the most opinionated individuals on our planet. Here, you can expect to see the best of Generation Z come together and share inspiring stories and experiences. Tune in, and gather some insight into what I think of the world. It’s about time, isn’t it

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The Modern Z is dedicated to provide young individuals with a platform to share ideas. University students tend to be some of the most opinionated individuals on our planet. Here, you can expect to see the best of Generation Z come together and share inspiring stories and experiences. Tune in, and gather some insight into what I think of the world. It’s about time, isn’t it

    Jordan Carroll: How Remote Work can Change your Life

    Jordan Carroll: How Remote Work can Change your Life

    Prior to Covid-19, most of us were probably not accustomed to the idea of remote work. Naturally, as we progressed through 2020, working or studying remotely became the norm. However, there are some of us who've been working remotely for a different reason, for much longer than just a year or two. For these individuals, working remotely is not a compulsion, but rather a choice. 

    Today, I'm joined by Jordan Carroll. Founder of The Remote Job Coach Blog & Business, Jordan has lived in over 15 different countries, built a six figure coaching business and has featured in various publications, podcasts and conferences. Having experienced the true benefits in terms of personal growth, health and independence by working remotely, Jordan aims to help others with their journey towards self-actualisation. 

    Key discussion points:

    - Location independence: Remote work is not just about working at home, but rather about choosing where you want to work from

    - Freedom: Working remotely can lead to more time and opportunities to learn and grow outside of our comfort zones

    - Translated benefits: How working independently can improve your wellbeing, as well as help foster better relationships



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    I'd like to thank Jordan Carroll for joining me today. Check out his website here.

    • 36 min
    Michael Fioretti: Getting Started with Cryptocurrencies

    Michael Fioretti: Getting Started with Cryptocurrencies

    One of the many technologies trending just as much in the news as it is during dinner conversations is that of cryptocurrencies; and like most hot topics that trend in the news, cryptocurrencies have also been subject to misinformation, misconceptions and scams over the past few years. Getting started with cryptocurrencies can be a fun, yet tricky affair. 

    Today, I'm joined by Michael Fioretti, a software engineer and blockchain enthusiast who has been in the cryptocurrency space since 2014. 

    Key discussion points:

    - How cryptocurrencies work

    - How people make or lose money through crypto

    - Common cryptocurrency scams to look out for

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    I'd like to thank Michael Fioretti for joining me today. Check out his content here.

    • 36 min
    Caitlyn Lubas: For the Love of Travelling!

    Caitlyn Lubas: For the Love of Travelling!

    'Travelling' can mean different things to different people. Some may choose to travel as a way to unwind and take some time off the usual busyness of life. Others may enjoy the idea of actively visiting new places, meeting new people and cultivating new cultures. Some may enjoy both. If done right, travelling can be a truly humbling experience and bring forward new ideas and experiences. 

    Today, I'm joined by Caitlyn Lubas as we talk about travelling and why there's so much more to it than what we see online. Caitlyn is a full time travel author, content creator, and startup founder. She has worked at Facebook, Instagram, IBM and other big tech companies before quitting to become a full time entrepreneur by the age of 23. Her debut travel memoir titled 'You are Where you Go' is a collection of stories about she visited 70 countries and all 7 continents, all during college. She is also working on a startup idea called Travel by Womo, that aims to connect travellers with experts who can give personalised recommendations based on their experiences. 

    Key discussion points: 

    Caitlyn's story (3:10): Transitioning from the corporate world to becoming a travel entrepreneur

    Things about travel (11:30): Everything we know, don't know, love and celebrate about travelling

    Travelling with purpose (23:25): How to make the most out of your trip

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    I'd like to thank Caitlyn Lubas for joining me today. Check out her website here.

    • 32 min
    Terry McDougall: From Corporate to Career Coach

    Terry McDougall: From Corporate to Career Coach

    What's it like working in a big company? Or, what's it like leaving that company to pursue something of your own? Many of us at university intend on applying for a job once we graduate. What's it like being a cog in a bigger system? No matter what path we take, there's always something to learn and room to grow. 

    To expand on this topic, I invited Terry McDougall on the show. Terry worked as a long time Marketing Executive with a large national bank before becoming a full time coach and entrepreneur in 2017. She is the author of the book titled 'Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on your own terms', and is the host of the podcast called 'Marketing Mambo'. Key discussion points:


    Corporate to Career coach (04:00): What it takes to 'just do it'

    The Value of Networking (22:11): Being at the right place at the right time

    Happiness & Success at work (36:13): Balancing professional success & personal happiness


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    I'd like to thank Terry McDougall for joining me today. Check out her website here.

    • 56 min
    Amy Dong: The Joys of Growing Up

    Amy Dong: The Joys of Growing Up

    Different people may give you different answers if you were to ask them how they feel about Growing Up. For me, the past 8 years have been quite the journey, growing up through high school and university. To expand on this, I was joined by Amy Dong, a twenty-two year old Fulbright Scholar and author whose writing career took off in 2014 when a personal essay she wrote received national acclaim from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. After a series of other accolades, she spent time working as a magazine editor, curriculum designer, and freelance writer during her studies at New York University (NYU). Key discussion points:




    Reflecting on Growing up (6:00): Appreciating every little bit we've been through

    Life's purpose? (20:30): Opening up to new experiences and exploring your purpose

    The Love for Travelling (30:20): The fun, the learning and the humbling


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    I'd like to thank Amy Dong for joining me today. Check out her website here.

    • 43 min
    Riley Oickle: Cultivating Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

    Riley Oickle: Cultivating Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

    The term 'Financial Literacy' is often used in today's day and age across various industries. While the term is typically associated with anything to do with banking, investments and money, there's a lot more to it. Cultivating financial literacy can not only help students better manage their expenses at university, but allow for much better clarity as they approach graduation. 

    My guest today is Riley Oickle, an experienced entrepreneur whose recent venture focuses on teaching people how to manage and purchase income properties profitably and passively. His business aims to help private lenders and partners to safely grow their wealth through obtaining a better understanding about the real estate market. Key discussion points:



    What is Financial Literacy? (4:44): Dealing with different expenditures, potential impact of poor expense management

    Prioritising your consumables (9:38): ROI of daily items, how to categorise your various expenses

    Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy (13:14): Myths around entrepreneurship, how financial literacy can help

    What university students can do (20:15): Buying & Renting apartments, learning about the market


    Prefer reading? Check out:

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    Full blog post

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    I'd like to thank Riley Oickle for joining me today. Check out his website here.

    Apps to manage expenses:


    Mint 
    Pocketguard
    Simplifi

    • 29 min

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