41 episodes

Every hero —including you — needs a mentor, a guide and a companion for the journey. The road you’re on can take you to uncharted territory where there’s no map, no road signs, and no way to know if you’re going the right direction. And that makes it easy to feel like you’re stuck on the island of misfit toys I believe you can benefit from the mistakes I made and the wisdom my mentors taught me. I have traveled the road you’re on and I hope you’ll think of me as your misfit mentor.

The Misfit Mentor with Larry Merino Larry

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Every hero —including you — needs a mentor, a guide and a companion for the journey. The road you’re on can take you to uncharted territory where there’s no map, no road signs, and no way to know if you’re going the right direction. And that makes it easy to feel like you’re stuck on the island of misfit toys I believe you can benefit from the mistakes I made and the wisdom my mentors taught me. I have traveled the road you’re on and I hope you’ll think of me as your misfit mentor.

    Why It's Smart to Be The Dumbest Person in the Room

    Why It's Smart to Be The Dumbest Person in the Room

    In the Hans Christian Andersen story, "The Emperor's New Clothes" it's a dumb little kid who turns out to be the smartest person in he crowd.

    There are plenty of reasons to be the dumbest person in the room and in today's episode you will learn why it's a smart move. 

    • 20 min
    Forget Stress-Reduction -- Try This Instead

    Forget Stress-Reduction -- Try This Instead

    Let's stop calling it stress and call it what it is….Fear. Actually stress is what happens to the body when it is fearful. The symptom that shows up is stress in your body…BUT the real cause the real problem is fear. 
    Fear is a liar….but if you dont know that….you will give in to its destructive power.

    In today's episode we will learn a new way that will work for you. 

    • 18 min
    The Wisdom of the Farmer: Tending the Soil of Your Creative Process

    The Wisdom of the Farmer: Tending the Soil of Your Creative Process

    Farmers are an interesting bunch. They don't talk a lot but they are smart and in today's episode we will learn some timeless principles from agriculture that you must use to grow your creative process.

    • 27 min
    Creating Your Way Through Every Problem: Why Problem-Solving is a Loser

    Creating Your Way Through Every Problem: Why Problem-Solving is a Loser

    Focus and Energy. I'm sure you have noticed you do not have an unending supply of either. That's why you've got to be stingy with these assets and use them for creating NOT problem-solving. In today's episode we tell you how it sneaks up on you and what you can do about it. 

    • 19 min
    How to Not Quench The Fire Within You

    How to Not Quench The Fire Within You

    Do you ever get cold creatively? Do you ever get burned out? From time to time everyone does. This happens more when you don't know to build a fire and keep the fire going in your creative process  So today I want to teach you how to NOT QUENCH THE FIRE WITHIN YOU.

    Creating by Robert Fritz is a great book for learning more about this and other helpful concepts. 

    • 23 min
    Creative Suffering

    Creative Suffering

    Endurance. That word is packed with meaning for people like you who are in it for the long haul. And sometimes enduring feels like suffering because it is not the most fun part of the journey but you mustn't give up because there will be suffering and something can be made from it. It's called creative suffering. And everyone who is in it for the long haul has to learn how to to do it. In today's episode I will show you how. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

42611 ,

Great insights about becoming who you want to be.

Great ideas and examples of folks who needed to get out of their own way.
Insights about developing your ideas before sharing them rang true

Top Podcasts In Education

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Lauryn Evarts & Michael Bosstick / Dear Media
TED
Daily Stoic
Motiversity
Rich Roll