What are values? In a nutshell, values are the things that matter to us. The trick is that you define and live yours in your own way. Taking the time to identify and connect with your own set of core values can help you in many ways, big and small, and everything in between. Our values can help us through life's challenges, guide our decision making and remind us why we do the things we do on a daily basis. Through this interview style podcast, we share real conversations with real people about what matters to them and what it means to live your values. Our hope is that each episode will inspire and help you discover or uncover your own set of core values as well as provide useful tools and strategies to help you align and practice them more consistently. In a nutshell, our goal is to help you do more of what matters so that you can live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, and who doesn't want that? Host and Jersey boy, Mike "Bagel", brings his own stories and experiences to the table in this insightful and entertaining podcast. Bagel has done everything from pulling an "Office Space" and leaving an anxiety-ridden corporate job, to moving to a completely new state to start a new life as a Career Counselor, only then to pursue his lifelong dream of hitting the road and traveling cross-country. This led him to discovering his new path of entrepreneurship, founding Free Your Time Virtual Assistants, and now primarily he works as a Small Business Counselor in the Charlotte, NC area. More important than any of these "credentials,” Bagel truly loves getting to know people on an individual level, and believes all are connected in some way. Whether through the lens of career and business, big life choices, or just casual water-cooler conversation, he finds joy in providing a platform for people to share their stories and helping them figure out what matters most, so they can do more of it and feel fulfilled.
Moving Towards a Values-Based Career with Quinn Novels
Quinn and Bagel uncover the story of the early days in their career and how they both left the same job that was dragging them down. Quinn shares her journey of discovering what type of work mattered to her and how she pursued opportunities that brought...
Faith in the Kindness of Strangers with Andrew Braunstein (aka Beard)
In this interview, Andrew shares many personal anecdotes about little and big ways he's both given and received acts of kindness. We also explore the world of Couchsurfing and hostels, and the uniqueness it can provide to travelers. "Beard" also shares...
Making and Maintaining Friendships with Age (Pt. 2 of 2) with John Gray Williams
In part two of this two-part conversation with John Gray Williams on making and maintaining friendships with age, this conversation features a deep dive into maintaining friendships as an adult. What we look for in friends as we get older, discussing...
Making and Maintaining Friendships with Age (Pt. 1 of 2) with John Gray Williams
How do you work on making and maintaining friendships as you age? Do you have the same type of friends in your 30s as you did in college or high school? In this two-part episode, we hit on a number of deep and insightful points on how we've made and...
Pursuing a Passion for Music with Justin Honigstein
What does it actually look like to pursue a passion for music? Listen to Justin's story about scrapping together gigs, finding a community, landing steady stand-ins, and all of the challenges and successes along the way. We also explore SoFar Sounds, an...
Freedom in Genuinely Being You with Danielle Gelber
What does freedom look like for you? Does it relate to allowing yourself to genuinely be you? What happens when you shed the expectations of others in favor of tuning into your own goals, dreams, and expectations? In this tell-all interview, our guest...
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Each episode of this podcast gives you a different perspective of people who have found specific values that help them lead fulfilling lives. It is incredibly interesting to hear how one topic can be taken in so many different directions. Whether you are looking to find your own values or if you are looking for a positive and uplifting podcast you should absolutely give this one a shot.
Loved listening to the host’s interpretations of the conversations throughout the episode when he breaks to talk directly to the listener. It offers a better opportunity to digest what’s being talked about in the interview, and more likely to act on what’s being discussed. Can’t wait to hear more!
Smart, thought provoking, and real
In just 3 episodes, I’ve felt inspired, challenged, and motivated. The conversations are real, thought provoking, interesting, and intelligent. Can’t wait to hear all that’s in store from this show!