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In intimate conversions, Andy Kushner shows you the extraordinary in the ordinary, and the ordinary struggles that even the extraordinary experience. EOP gets to the heart of the matter with interesting people that we rarely get a chance to talk with.

Extraordinary Ordinary People Andy Kushner

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

In intimate conversions, Andy Kushner shows you the extraordinary in the ordinary, and the ordinary struggles that even the extraordinary experience. EOP gets to the heart of the matter with interesting people that we rarely get a chance to talk with.

    Brett Culp: Obstacle Or Opportunity

    Brett Culp: Obstacle Or Opportunity

    What does leadership mean to you? Leadership has many meanings, and everyone may have their own perspective on it. Today’s guest, Brett Culp,  has a wonderful point of view on leadership and has built an amazing foundation for his life. He also discusses his philosophy on dealing with obstacles, disappointment, fear, and why and how he maintains such a positive attitude in the face of life's struggles. 

    Brett had a very successful career as a videographer in the lux wedding market, for ten years,  until the recession of 2008 forced him to pivot. Now a filmmaker and keynote speaker, Brett Culp films is based out of Tampa FL.  He also is an author, and produces short films such as “How to stay positive when the world feels negative.” Brett has 3 main key elements he has come up with to live by, do great work, show it to lots of people, and be really nice. Join us today as we learn that people love to work with people they like.

    Show Highlights:
    How Brett built his foundation When Brett became passionate about film How Brett transitioned into a film career Having a large goal, and breaking it into smaller and achievable goals  3 key elements Brett came up with to foster success The story behind Brett transitioning his career Brett’s first documentary he filmed Not having to spend money on marketing Brett’s perspective on leadership and what it means to him Challenges weddings had and letting go of stress Mindfulness and why it is so important Brett is more of a flow person verse an intention person Being more comfortable with the mysteries of your life Going through cycles to transform into who you are today

    Brett Culp Website

    Facebook and Instagram: brettculpfilms

    Twitter: brettculp

    Overview of Brett’s work/career - https://vimeo.com/289128900

    Clip from one of Brett’s keynotes - https://vimeo.com/278802855

    Trailer for Brett’s new film, Look to the Sky: https://vimeo.com/risinghero/supermanisreal


    • 45 min
    Dave Russell: Grammy Award-Winning Recording Engineer

    Dave Russell: Grammy Award-Winning Recording Engineer

    When we’re working towards a new goal, one question we hear is “how bad do you want it?” What are you willing to do to succeed? How hard are you willing to work. 
    Sometimes, our goals and dreams are just fun words that sound nice rolling off the tongue, yet have nothing to back them up. This is not the case with Dave Russell. Dave went from sweeping floors at a music studio to becoming a multi-Grammy Award Winning Recording Engineer. Join us today as Dave shares his experience of working in the music industry and advice he has to offer. 
    Show Highlights
    How Dave literally worked from the bottom up What artists look for when creating new records Working on Steely Dan’s record, “Two Against Nature," winning Dave multiple Grammys. The reason Dave quit playing guitar  Working with Walter Becker, Willie Nelson, George Benson, Michael McDonald, Dan Folgelberg and more. The relationship between Recording Engineer and Producer The most memorable albums Dave’s worked on over the years The problem he has with mixing Digital versus Analog Resources:
    Dave's Website

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Branden Chapman: Behind-The-Scenes of the Recording Academy and The Grammys

    Branden Chapman: Behind-The-Scenes of the Recording Academy and The Grammys

    When we think about our favorite songs, we tend to think of the artist who sings them. What we don’t think about, however, is the amount of work and people that went into bringing it to life. The way artists have hundreds of people working to create tomorrow’s top hits, it takes just as many to put together a show to honor music and its makers. Today, Branden Chapman, Executive In Charge Of Production and Chief Business Development Officer, shares how he followed his passion for music and how it led to becoming a major executive and producer for the Recording Academy and Grammys.
    Show Highlights
    The 2 things Branden always starts his projects with The importance of process management and creating a budget timeline What all goes into making the Grammys a success The impact gratitude has when working with a team The Academy and its work in promoting fair wages for those working behind the scenes How Branden manages his many responsibilities and holds onto his sanity The most important part that goes into making the Grammys happen Branden shares his experience of the night Whitney Houston died Branden’s opinion about the future of the music business The importance of diversity for Grammy voters Resources:
    Donate: https://29105.blackbaudhosting.com/29105/Operating?

    • 52 min
    Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Creating Exquisite Cuisine, Culture & Community

    Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Creating Exquisite Cuisine, Culture & Community

    On today’s episode, Andy shares with us the honor of sitting down with renowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi, as he shares his story. Chef Roy shares his experiences from coming to the United States for the first time to attend culinary school, starting his first restaurant in Los Angeles, and finally creating Roy’s in Hawaii. 
    Listen in as Roy shares with Andy, as well as the rest of us, his passion, his mission, and his hopes for the future. 
    Show Highlights:
    How HomeEc sparked Roy’s culinary path The moment he decided to commit to cooking and pursue Culinary school in America Roy shares his first experience of New York compared to living in Japan The reason Roy went with his gut on opening his restaurant in Hawaii, when everyone told him not to What Roy took away from Cheers and the influence that played in creating his restaurant  Roy shares the value of having a team and the importance of everyone having a voice Why sometimes you’ve got to let ideas marinate The difference in what makes a great Chef versus what makes a great Cook How social media has helped Roy personalize his guests’ dining experience How Roy manages to balance his work and personal life Resources:
    Roy Yamaguchi
    Roy's Story
    Roy's Fish & Seafood Cookbook
    Roy's Feasts from Hawaii Cookbook
    Roy's Hawaii Cooks Cookbook
    Roy's Twitter
    Roy's Facebook       

    • 56 min
    Simon T. Bailey: How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

    Simon T. Bailey: How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

    Simon T. Bailey is no stranger to success, even though he’s quite familiar with failure. 
    At a young age, Simon was turned down for multiple sports teams-but he didn’t let that stop him. 
    He left his first college after just one year and moved into a low-income neighborhood. His path took him to a high-level role, which he transitioned away from when it became clear his days as an employee there were numbered. 
    But in every situation, Simon was constantly searching for a way to use what he was truly passionate about-- helping others to discover their inner brilliance.
    Simon is unafraid to transform himself, to recognize the need to evolve. He understands this means putting yourself out there and potentially failing. 
    He spends this episode sharing his experiences and dropping life-changing perspectives on how you can help yourself grow, forgive others, and take responsibility for pursuing your dreams and find success.
    About Simon T. Bailey:
    Simon T. Bailey helps people discover their inner brilliance. A best-selling author, Success Magazine’s 2018 Top 25, and renowned teacher, Simon has shaped the lives of more than 2 million people in 45 different countries. Simon is one of America’s Top 10 Most-Booked Corporate and Association Speakers and recently was inducted into the National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame. Whether advising CEOs or speaking at a conference, Simon knows that everyone has the potential to be brilliant. Simon T. Bailey grew up in Buffalo, New York.
    Show Highlights:
    What Simon was doing at 8 years old that forecasted his successful career today Simon’s experience trying out for sports and the impact failure had on him The surprising and memorable first public speech Simon gave Simon shares his experience moving by himself into a low-income neighborhood at 19 The 3 questions Simon asked himself that were the catalyst for him to move into his business How Simon transitioned from a high-level leadership role at Disney to follow his dreams Why it’s important to have a mentor and how they make a difference How you can make a tangible impact in your life starting with 15 minutes each day The benefits of really engaging in therapy, especially for men Links Mentioned in the Show:
    Simon T. Bailey - Lynda Courses
    Video Links:
    Other Links:
    The Hottest Event Keynote Speakers for 2018 | ITA Group
    Our Courses: https://www.simontbailey.com/courses  - In particular, our Brilliant Presenter and Shift Your Brilliance courses
    Social Media:
    Twitter - @simontbailey
    Facebook – www.facebook.com/simontbrillionaire/
    LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/simontbailey/
    Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/simontbailey/

    • 46 min
    Sifu Matthew: Injury Whisperer and the Martial Arts of Wellness

    Sifu Matthew: Injury Whisperer and the Martial Arts of Wellness

     Andy met Sifu Matthew in Maui and personally witnessed at least three people being healed. He heals people and helps them heal themselves using principles of science. Sifu has worked with well-known athletes, as can be seen in the video testimonials in his website, and helped them find restorative healing and optimal health. He says I'm not performing miracles. I'm using science. 
    About Sifu Matthew:
    Sifu is a Kung Fu Master, world renowned healer, athletic performance expert, and founder of The Martial Arts of Wellness. He is a master of understanding the electromagnetic forces of the body in relation to strength, wellness, and performance. He is known for his ability to regenerate body tissues, ligaments, and bones rapidly to activate the healing process. He is called “The Injury Whisperer.”  
    Sifu currently runs wellness clinics in Los Angeles and provides specialized team programs and individual athlete mentorships worldwide. He lectures and educates athletes, doctors, and executives on understanding the human potential for rapid healing. He runs advanced corporate wellness platforms as well as intensive Executive Warrior Training Camps across the country. 
    Show Highlights:
    There are fundamental laws and principles that heal our bodies, but we have come to rely on outside sources to try to heal The example of the stress of birth and the healing process that’s initiated in each newborn baby The principles are in us and are very scientific; if we allow them, they will work for us How Sifu began martial arts at age 3, growing up between Brooklyn and Boston as a very high-energy and hyperactive child The awareness of healing came from these martial arts Becoming aware of the electromagnetism in another’s body The definition of electromagnetic field: electricity in motion that every “body” has The science of the earth, particles, energy, and electromagnetism A look at the body as a microcosm of the universe Why the ocean has a calming and healing effect How we give off minerals when we communicate with each other Why some people have a greater capacity to “hold a field” and project magnetism How Sifu affects magnetic fields to facilitate healing “We always feel things, but we don’t always pay attention to it.” Why it doesn’t take much bacteria to turn a person’s system inside out In healing, go back to basics, which is that the body wants to heal itself, but can’t, because the healing code has been overridden by a bad code Sifu’s host of injuries from martial arts and sports and how he healed himself The example of a young mans quick healing and how nerves can regrow How Sifu heals from a distance Sifu’s services:working with professional athletes and CEO’s and various programs for everyday people—all geared toward helping people heal themselves and finding their optimal health.   
    Links mentioned in the show:
    Email Sifu: info@themartialartsofwellness.com
    Find Sifu on Facebook: Martial Arts of Wellness

    • 1 hr 16 min

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22 Ratings

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Seeing the world through the eyes of people who choose to live on a unique path. Very interesting and enlightening.

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Truly ExtraOrdinary

Andy Kushner lives up to the title with each interview I've heard so far! WOW -- very regular, up front, like sitting it my living room just conversing with these awesome folks. Not quite sure where he finds them but by selection and then allowing them freedom to express themselves with simple facilitation on Andy's part, this dialogue is a newfound media joy for me and I am intrigued by the medium and messages. And the learning and being inspired. Right on, Rock on!

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