My comedic account of how I grew up and the lessons I learned along the way. Each episode features a special guest who also shares a pivotal moment(s) that helped spur them towards personal fulfillment and/or success. My mission is to help illuminate your path through honest stories and conversations on culture, travel, and philosophy.
It’s Time to Step Up w/ Nick Landers | Discovering The Hero Within | Pt. 2 of 6 | Manifestation | Paradigm Shift
In this episode I detail steps three (3) and four (4) of Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey," as it relates to my life. Per the first episode in this series, I shared my fears, habits, and perspectives, that led to a life of unhappiness and discontentment. Today, we go into how I refused to step up and into God's calling for my life, and how a relationship with my mentor spurred me towards the right direction!
Time to Start to Your Journey w/ Nick Landers | Discovering The Hero Within | Stories | Manifestation | Paradigm Shift
Hey, guys! I'm back! It's been 15 months since the last episode, but I'm glad to say that I have returned - and that I have returned stronger, wiser, and deeply motivated.
This episode is actually part 1 of 6, of a series I'm entitling "The Hero's Journey," based off Joseph Campbell's work. Today, I'm walking you back through my past and into a place known as 'The Status Quo,' and from there to 'The Call to Adventure.' The last few years were incredibly challenging; I believe because God was trying to shape me into something He could use...before sending me to my Purpose. In short, I was endeavoring to become useful before I was ready - like a 10-year-old wanting his dad's car keys. There are a lot of teachers, gurus, coaches, and consultants out here. Some are the genuine article. However, I was not. I was trying to teach something I didn't FULLY understand.
So, how did I find my way back?
The journey was HARD. No other way to say it. My ego took a lot of punches, and where I used to rely on myself, I replaced self-confidence with FAITH. Thoughts are a bit scattered here, but I uploaded it anyway. It's starts off slowly, but it unfolds with deep insights and biting honesty. It's here that you will find some of the answers you are searching for - that is, if you are lost, unsettled, and unhappy, like I was.
Thanks for listening!
Learning Authentic Global Communication Skills w/ Nick Landers | Discovering Culture & Community | Stories | Travel | Paradigm Shift
Back again to share some of my travel experiences that helped me tap into the "language of the world." If you've been lucky enough to travel extensively, you know that people are generally the same, no matter where you go. And while many agree that's true, I believe it's also true for how we communicate - that there is a shared language only some of us have tapped into. My goal today was to reveal how the universe has spoken to me through various places, people, and circumstances, and what I've since done with that information. Have a listen!
Travel the World and Unlock Your Human Potential w/ Nick Landers | Discovering Culture & Community | Stories | Paradigm Shift
On this episode of Finding Nicholas, I travel back in time and revisit travel experiences that helped shape me into the man I am today. Without a doubt, seeing the world revealed to me a way of living, thinking, and thanking, that unlocked the deepest and truest parts of my soul. Before setting foot on foreign soil, I thought I knew everything; but only after setting my sights on the unknown, the fantastical, and the disrupting elements of earth and society, could I finally generate the context needed to define personal freedom. In other words, the billions of lives immersed in various cultures, regions, and beliefs, granted me permission to be my authentic self...simply by existing on equal but opposite planes. Have a listen!
Boost Your Body Confidence w/ Ela Topcuoglu | Ways to Practice Self-Love| Self-Image Coach | Interview | Brain & Behavior | Positivity
This may surprise you, but even beautiful people suffer from body image issues. Body dysmorphia isn't isolated only to those outside society's standard(s) of beauty, but also to those who "fit in" but feel "left out," primarily because they can never love who they really are - the person beneath the skin. However, the next 60 minutes are for anyone and everyone who has never felt like they're "enough."
Self-love and self-confidence, just like self-loathing and self-ignorance, are not subject to jurisdictions, net-worth, nor aesthetics; they are simply states of mind. And that's where Ela comes in! In this episode, we take a look at the past, the present, the future, and the brain, in our attempt to provide actionable solutions to boost your body confidence! Enjoy.
In Search of Black Culture w/ Marcus Wiley | What is Blackness | Accountability In Communities of Color | Interview | An Exposé in Character & Color
Hey, everyone! So excited to begin the new year with such an impactful and insightful discussion on race, equity, and culture, with THE Marcus Wiley! And what's more, is that today is Inauguration Day - the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States, and Kamala Harris as vice president. For many, but particularly for communities of color, today marks a sorely needed turning point in regards to the spirit of hatred, inflexibility, and deception that has prevailed nationwide, and for far too long.
That said, I wanted to shed light on my experience as a black male in the United States, along with Marcus' perspective, but aimed towards the [black] gatekeepers who appear to govern "blackness." Here we address black male leadership, false narratives, and personal accountability. So get ready, because we say a lot! And we are NOT mincing words here. Straight truth, no chaser! But it's all LOVE.
I loved the authenticity shared by both. These conversations need to continue. I’m looking forward to P2.
Worth a listen for sure
I was pleasantly surprised. There’s a lot of good wisdom and things to think on here. Keep em coming
Great podcast! Host excels at leading guests to great stories. Keep it up!