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In this heart-centered podcast with your host, Chris Schembra, we're going to set the table and create the safe space for people to get vulnerable. I hope you'll learn how some of the brightest minds and the most conscious leaders on the planet are actually human, just like you and me. I mean, we're going to dive into spirituality, empathy, maternal energy, and so much more.

7:47 Conversation‪s‬ Chris Schembra

    • Entrepreneurship

In this heart-centered podcast with your host, Chris Schembra, we're going to set the table and create the safe space for people to get vulnerable. I hope you'll learn how some of the brightest minds and the most conscious leaders on the planet are actually human, just like you and me. I mean, we're going to dive into spirituality, empathy, maternal energy, and so much more.

    Molly Hildebrandt: The Best Versions of Ourselves

    Molly Hildebrandt: The Best Versions of Ourselves

    We live in a society that values independence and self-sufficiency. We're told that we need to run the race ourselves, that we need be the sole person climbing the ladder to success.

    But the reality is that we don't need independence we need interdependence. To become the best versions of ourselves on our journey through life, we need to surround ourselves with individuals that are going to support us.

    Molly Hildebrandt knows just how important others are when we're becoming the best versions of ourselves.

    Molly is the head of Leadership Development for a global software company, where she designs, develops, and implements tailored leadership and professional development programs for the organization’s leadership team. She also runs her own consulting leadership development firm.

    In this episode, Molly graciously shares with us her wisdom on professional and personal growth.

    Listen to this episode and learn about:

    - Molly giving credit and thanks to her mentor, Laura (1:39)
    - How to process limiting beliefs that are holding you back from a high self-esteem (4:18)
    - Using empathetic awareness to take action that furthers your life (9:17)
    - Developing wisdom instead of understanding (13:29)
    - How gratitude helps speed up the cycle needed to get to generatively (21:11)
    - How it's not too late to learn (24:28)
    - Story telling as the greatest form of listening (27:00)
    - Developing a culture of otherness (33:39)
    - How to make a leader that's not a boss (37:55)
    - Molly's message to her mentor, Laura (39:43)
    - Closing words on happiness (40:41)

    Links:

    - Connect with Molly on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hildebrandtmolly/
    - Find out more about Molly on her website - https://www.mollyhildebrandt.com/

    • 44 min
    Tony Lo Bianco: Committed to Curiosity

    Tony Lo Bianco: Committed to Curiosity

    Empathy, curiosity, emotional intelligence, and asking good questions are just a few of the skills that allow us to step into the feelings and perspectives of others who walk, talk, or act differently from us. By understanding where people are coming from, we can improve not only our life but the lives of those around us.

    Tony Lo Bianco's commitment to curiosity is his secret for getting ahead in life.

    Tony is a Brooklyn-born New Yorker who has appeared in over 100 films, television programs, and stage performances, both on-screen and off as a writer, director, and producer. On stage, he won an Obie Award for Best Actor in Jonathan Reynold’s *Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th*. Following his memorable performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s *A View from the Bridge* on Broadway, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. He also received an Emmy Award for *Hizzoner! The Life of Fiorello La Guardia*. Tony won 2 Emmys for his work on the video honoring veterans: *Just A Common Soldier,* which received over 36 million views.

    In this episode, Tony passionately shares with us some stories and insights from his life on and off stage.

    Listen to this episode and learn about:

    - Tony giving credit and thanks to his Mother, Sally (2:26)
    - Learning from the wisdom around you (10:07)
    - How the course of Tony's life changed (14:17)
    - Curiosity and empathy as the gifts that keep on giving (21:24)
    - Dedication to a craft and passion as one in the same (29:35)
    - A story about resiliency and imagination (36:05)
    - Tony's message to his Mother (45:09)

    Links:

    - Connect with Tony on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-lo-bianco-854b5636
    - Tony's Website - http://www.tonylobianco.com

    • 50 min
    Cal Fussman: The Power of Questions

    Cal Fussman: The Power of Questions

    As a species, we have achieved unimaginable feats over the past millennia. These great achievements have been reached largely due to our never-ending curiosity. Our drive to know, discover, understand, and explore has lead to wondrous creations.

    But the roots of our limitless curiosity arise from question asking.

    Cal Fussman's entire life has been guided by the power of asking good questions.

    Born in Brooklyn, Cal spent ten straight years traveling the world, swimming over
    18-foot tiger sharks, rolling around with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and searching for
    gold in the Amazon. He boxed against then-undefeated world champion Julio Cesar
    Chavez, won a James Beard award and served as sommelier atop of the World Trade
    Center.

    For over four decades, Cal has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most
    influential individuals: Muhammad Ali, Jack Welch, Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams,
    Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Carter, Kobe Bryant, Richard Branson, and the list goes on.
    Now, as a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, world-renowned
    interviewer, and host of the Big Questions podcast, Cal travels the world teaching
    the world’s largest companies, universities, and associations about leadership,
    storytelling, innovation, teamwork, and more. When Cal speaks, you’re listening to
    everyone he’s ever interviewed. Lessons and stories from hundreds of world icons, all
    coming through one man in a fedora.

    In this episode, Cal gratefully shares with us the stories that have prepared him for his next chapter in life, healthcare.

    Listen to this episode and learn about:

    - How Cal and Chris met (3:02)
    - Curiosity as a tool to turn a bad moment into a positive one (5:35)
    - The importance of closing your eyes, listening, and seeing where life takes you (14:28)
    - How the novice, not the expert, makes change occur (20:06)
    - Everything you do is practice and preparation for what's coming (24:43)
    - Fixing healthcare through communication (28:04)
    - Vulnerability as the key to story telling (34:13)
    - The work of Phil the Pharmacist (38:04)
    - Cal's JFK story (51:47)
    - Climbing up the rope (1:01)
    - Cal's message to his dad (1:03)

    Links:

    - Connect with Cal on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calfussman/
    - Cal's Website - https://www.calfussman.com
    - Cal's Podcast - https://www.calfussman.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Grateful to Have Lost Money in the Stock Market

    Grateful to Have Lost Money in the Stock Market

    Some of our core values here at 7:47 are honesty, empathy, and of course, gratitude. In this episode, Chris is hitting on all of these core values by opening up about some recent losses in the stock market. Listen to learn about the eight things Chris discovered by losing money in the stock market. Also, listen to find out how he transformed his misfortunes into gratitude.

    Links:

    - 7:47 - https://www.747club.org
    - LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/schembra/

    • 14 min
    Joel Goldberg: Small Ball Big Results

    Joel Goldberg: Small Ball Big Results

    It's the little things in life that ultimately lead to the big results. The same notion is true for sports and business alike. In baseball, the small balls, the singles, the bunts, these little things, they add up to home runs.

    Joel Goldberg knows firsthand how strategic, little things lead to big results.

    Joel has been the pre-game and post-game host and in-game reporter for the Kansas City Royals since 2008, including the wonderful 2015 MLB championship. He is also the host of the podcast, Rounding The Bases and the author of the best-selling book, Small Ball Big Results.

    In this episode, Joel shares with us his lessons from business, life and the baseball field.

    Listen to this episode and learn about:

    - Joel giving credit and thanks to his wife, Susan (2:27)
    - What sparked the motivation to write Small Ball Big Results (7:50)
    - How to build strong, trust-based relationships (13:16)
    - The importance of humility (22:52)
    - Turning curve balls into home runs through gratitude (29:52)
    - What Joel wants readers to do with his book (34:22)
    - Joel's message to his wife (37:40)

    Links:

    - Connect with Joel on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelgoldbergkc/
    - Small Ball Big Results - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PRW7FB8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
    - Joel's Website - https://joelgoldbergmedia.com/

    • 44 min
    Michael Schein: The Hype Handbook

    Michael Schein: The Hype Handbook

    Never before in human history have we had access to so much information. With the advancement of technology, we are now constantly surrounded by media, news, and advertisements.

    If you're looking to create success in business or personally, being able to stand out among all the noise is a challenge in this modern age.

    Michael Schein has the solution to attract attention, it's hype.

    Michael is a writer, speaker, business owner, and hype artist. He is the author of The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers. He is also the Founder and President of the marketing agency MicroFame Media.

    In this episode, Michael passionately shares with us key lessons and stories from his new book, The Hype Handbook.

    Listen to this episode and learn about:

    - Michael giving credit and thanks to his English and Drama teacher, Sandy Lewis (3:00)
    - How Michael found hype (5:20)
    - Creating a big splash internationally by making war, not love (11:19)
    - Transcendence as an effective, enriching, powerful force (17:41)
    - The need for pain to experience pleasure (19:06)
    - Gratitude in tough times (22:47)
    - Playing with ego, appreciation, and recognition (31:06)

    Links:

    - Connect with Michael on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfrancisschein/
    - The Hype Handbook - https://michaelfschein.com/the-hype-handbook/
    - MicroFame Media - http://microfamemedia.com

    • 40 min

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