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The Moonshots Podcast goes behind the scenes of the world's greatest superstars, thinkers and entrepreneurs to discover the secrets to their success. We deconstruct their success from mindset to daily habits so that we can apply it to our lives. Join us as we 'learn out loud' from Elon Musk, Brene Brown to emerging talents like David Goggins.

Moonshots Podcast: Learning Out Loud Mike Parsons & Mark Pearson Freeland

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

The Moonshots Podcast goes behind the scenes of the world's greatest superstars, thinkers and entrepreneurs to discover the secrets to their success. We deconstruct their success from mindset to daily habits so that we can apply it to our lives. Join us as we 'learn out loud' from Elon Musk, Brene Brown to emerging talents like David Goggins.

    Albert Einstein: Problem Solving

    Albert Einstein: Problem Solving

    A lot of people think that Albert Einstein’s greatest ability was his mathematical mind, but Einstein’s greatest skill was the ability to sift the essential from the inessential — to grasp simplicity when everyone else was lost in the clutter.

    Problems are an integral part of everyday life. So is problem-solving. But where people differ is in their ability to solve problems. Problem-solving has a synonym today, especially in the corporate world — fire fighting. Up to 70% of employees’ time is spent ‘fire fighting’. They spend more than six hours a day grappling with problems that should not exist. Imagine what organizations can achieve if hundreds or thousands of employees get these hours daily to work on something constructive!

    Some problems should be solved. Some problems should be left alone. Some problems should not exist at all.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Master Series: Episode 01 - Motivation: Trailer 2

    Master Series: Episode 01 - Motivation: Trailer 2

    Hello listeners! We hope you enjoyed a taster of our first Moonshots Master Series episode, as we dive into MOTIVATION.

    Today we have our second trailer from our MOTIVATION episode for you to enjoy! Subscribe today to our Master Series!

    We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins, Lady Gaga and Gary Vee .

    As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the Self-Determination Theory [hyperlink to RoninOwl YouTube clip], and Daniel Pink’s secret to motivation. We get inspired by scientific journals such as Ryan & Deci’s Intrinsic Motivation so we can harness the concept that motivation is a drive we all have power over if we choose to take ownership.

    Lastly, we look to the future and determine how we can make motivation a habit we exercise each day, with James Clear and Jordan Peterson.

    • 13 min
    Cal Newport - Deep Work, Minimalism, No Email

    Cal Newport - Deep Work, Minimalism, No Email

    In Episode 136 we do a Cal Newport deep dive. Similar to his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World which refers to studying for focused chunks of time without distractions such as email and social media.

    Cal challenges the belief that participation in social media is important for career capital, suggesting instead that career capital is a function of creativity, impact and control, or autonomy. Cal's been an advocate for "digital minimalism" and refers to the role email and chat play in what he calls "the hyperactive hive mind".

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Master Series: Episode 01 - Motivation: Trailer 1

    Master Series: Episode 01 - Motivation: Trailer 1

    Hello listeners! In our first Moonshots Master episode, we are diving into MOTIVATION.

    Subscribe today to our Master Series!

    We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins [hyperlink to our episode] , Lady Gaga [hyperlink to our episode] and Gary Vee [hyperlink to our episode].

    As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the Self-Determination Theory [hyperlink to RoninOwl YouTube clip], and Daniel Pink’s secret to motivation [hyperlink to YouTube clip]. We get inspired by scientific journals such as Ryan & Deci’s Intrinsic Motivation [hyperlink to PDF] so we can harness the concept that motivation is a drive we all have power over if we choose to take ownership.

    Lastly, we look to the future and determine how we can make motivation a habit we exercise each day, with James Clear [hyperlink to our episode] and Jordan Peterson [hyperlink to our episode].

    • 16 min
    Cal Newport: A World Without Email

    Cal Newport: A World Without Email

    Cal Newport doesn’t like the distractions of technology. In fact, Newport thinks that our focus on technology and how it dominates modern business is holding us back. His latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, looks to take a sledgehammer to how technology runs modern enterprise and, ultimately, our lives.

    The idea is not to jettison email but to make it smarter. Instead of the back and forth, you get collaborative tools. You don’t even need to be a business owner or work in tech to have some of the messaging resonate with you, and stay with you long after you have finished. A World Without Email invites you to scrutinize how useful these tools are in your lives and reflect on the best practices.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Joe Rogan: Rising Star Series

    Joe Rogan: Rising Star Series

    Joe Rogan, the American comedian, podcaster, and UFC color commentator's unique and unconventional passion and approach has a lot to teach us.

    Rogan started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and color commentator. In December 2009, Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban. By August 2010, the podcast was named The Joe Rogan Experience and entered the list of Top 100 podcasts on iTunes. The podcast features an array of guests who discuss current events, political views, philosophy, comedy and hobbies. On May 19, 2020, Rogan announced that he had signed a multi-year licensing deal with Spotify, worth an estimated $100 million USD, making it one of the largest licensing agreements in the podcast business.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

JGilr ,

Necessary

I need this podcast. I learn many things everyone I listen about coping and about how to live a better life… thank you!

Juliana DeVeets ,

Best tool for self improvement

Do you want to better your mindset and start living a meaningful life? This podcast is a strong tool to accomplish this. The people featured in their episodes come up over and over if you are really looking to better yourself and stop living your life on a nihilistic hamster wheel with the rest of the world. So many of us get stuck in the loop of just existing without any aim or “why” to push us to be better. The 2 gentlemen who host the podcast bring fresh ideas and applications to the work of some of the greatest thinkers and successful people out there. I am grateful I found this wonderful podcast and would recommend it to anyone who wants more out of life than just simply existing. If you’re new to podcasts, don’t get intimidated by the length of the episodes. Break it up into half in the morning half in the evening if you find it hard to sit through or however works for you. If you are able to keep an open mind and consciously decide that you have the potential to be better (doesn’t have to be a bad thing!) this podcast is a great resource. Thank you, Mike and Mark, for sharing!

Mergen43 ,

Great Podcast. Highly Recommended!

Great podcast and must listen!
Great speakers, content and quality discussions.
Highly recommended!

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