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Mike Murphy Unplugged is a podcast for one-man bands and content creators who want to move forward in business and in life. Learn how to start a podcast, how to create online content for a living, and how to create the life you want.

    The Ai Show

    The Ai Show

    Ep159: The Ai Show
    Episode Summary:
    Today’s episode is all about Ai or Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT and how they can be used by podcasters and content creators.

    The Confession:
    The entire script of this episode was written by ChatGPT in a matter of minutes and I read it word for word.
    My reason for creating this episode was to have a little fun while also teaching the basics of Ai that I think is a mystery to many (including myself), but it is certain to have an enormous impact on life as we know it.  If this is your first time hearing about ChatGPT, I encourage you to give it a try. To say it is impressive is an understatement.
    Give ChatGPT a try:
    https://chat.openai.com/ 
    Episode 159 Overview:
    In this episode 159, I will discuss the benefits of using AI for podcasting, how ChatGPT works, and some of the ethical and social considerations that come with the use of AI.
    What is Artificial Intelligence?What is Chat GPT?What are some benefits of using ChatGPT & Ai for podcasting in 2023?What are some of the ethical and social considerations that come with the use of AI in podcasting?Will Artificial Intelligence replace podcasters and content creators?What does the future of podcasting look like? 
    The Script (Generated by ChatGPT):
    What is Artificial Intelligence?
    AI, or artificial intelligence, refers to computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as learning, problem-solving, and decision-making.AI systems are designed to mimic the cognitive functions of the human brain, such as perceiving, reasoning, and adapting to new situations.
    There are several different types of AI, including:
    1. Narrow AI: This type of AI is designed to perform a specific task or function, such as language translation or image recognition.
    2. General AI: This type of AI is designed to perform a wide range of tasks and adapt to new situations, similar to how a human brain can learn and adapt.
    3. Strong AI: This type of AI is designed to be indistinguishable from a human in terms of its ability to think and reason.
    AI is being used in a variety of fields, including healthcare, finance, education, and transportation, to improve efficiency and automate tasks. 
    However, the development and use of AI also raise ethical and social concerns, such as the potential impact on employment and privacy.


    What is ChatGPT?
    ChatGPT is a chatbot that uses a natural language processing Ai model (NLP) and machine learning to generate human-like responses to user input. It is based on the GPT-3 language model developed by OpenAI, which is one of the largest and most advanced language models currently available. ChatGPT is able to understand human language inquiries and then generates appropriate responses.


    Here is how ChatGPT works:
    1. ChatGPT receives input from a user in the form of a message or question.
    2. The input is processed by the chatbot's NLP algorithms, which analyze the words and phrases used and determine the intended meaning.
    3. Based on this analysis, ChatGPT generates a response using its machine learning algorithms, which have been trained on a large dataset of human-generated text.
    4. The chatbot's response is sent back to the user, who can then continue the conversation by providing additional input.
    5. This process repeats until the conversation ends or the user decides to stop interacting with the chatbot.
    Overall, ChatGPT works by using advanced artificial intellig
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    The Pilgrimage

    The Pilgrimage

    Ep158: The Pilgrimage
    This episode marks the 7-year anniversary of Mike Murphy Unplugged.  In this episode, I share the story of my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in France & Spain.


    About:
    My name is Mike Murphy and I started Mike Murphy Unplugged in September 2015 to teach and document my journey of building an online business and brand creating content. The goal of the podcast has always been to share what I am learning and doing to create the life I want to inspire others to create the life they want.

    The Pilgrimage:
    A Pilgrim or Peregrino is defined as a person who journeys to a sacred place often for religious or spiritual reasons.The Camino de Santiago (or, the Way of St. James) is a pilgrimage that can be traced back to medieval times. There are several different routes, but all lead to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James, in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The most popular route and the one documented in the movie The Way starring Martin Sheen is called the Camino Frances and it starts in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, and goes up and over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain for 500+ miles to Santiago de Compostela, in the Galician Region of Spain.The scallop shell is the official symbol of the Camino de Santiago and most pilgrims have a scallop shell attached to their backpackAlbergues are hostels where pilgrims can stay for usually less than $15 and they often provide a communal meal (and wine, of course)All pilgrims must have a 'pilgrim's passport' in order to stay in alberguesPilgrims must get their passports stamped at least once per day at albergues, coffee shops, churches, places of interest, etc in order to get a Compostela (certificate) in Santiago.Over 300,000 pilgrims arrive in Santiago each year
    My Walk:
    August 26, 2021Started walking from St. Jean Pied de Port, FranceSept 28, 2021Arrived in Santiago de Compostela, SpainOctober 3, 2021Arrived in Finisterre, Spain ('The End of the World')October 4, 2021Arrived in Muxia, Spain
    Stats:
    Total # of Walking Days……….   39 daysTotal Number of Steps……….   1,462,154 stepsTotal Distance Walked (km)……….  1052.6 kilometersTotal Distance Walked (mi)………  654.3 miles

    Average Number of Steps……….  37,491 steps per dayAverage Distance Walked (km)……….  27 km per dayAverage Distance Walked (mi)………  16.8 mi per day

    Buen Camino,
    Mike

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    The 2022 Life Update Show

    The 2022 Life Update Show

    Ep157: The 2022 Life Update Show
    As Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so today I simply want to say hello, reconnect and bring you up to speed on what I’ve been up to and what I have planned for 2022.
    Episode Summary:
    Hello and welcome to episode 157: The 2022 Life Update Show. 
    It’s been a minute since I published an episode and I simply wanted to touch base and provide a quick life and business update. So, let’s go.
    Life Updates 2022:
    In early January of 2022, I had to move out of my little old beach cottage that I have been happily renting for over 11 years because it was sold (big bummer)I lost my full-time job of 3+ years at Simplecast/SiriusXM on the exact same day (also a bummer because of the bad timing)The good news is I found an awesome place for rent right across the alley from my old cottage and I love the new digs/studio.The other good news is that I can focus on Mike Murphy Co and making a living as a tutorial maker and content creator (which is my North Star)Quote:
    “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”    - Eckhart Tolle 
    Life Updates 2021:
    The pandemic life was not fun, but Florida ignored it and my day-to-day routines did not change all that muchI  remained healthy throughout and never tested positive, but who knowsThe podcasting industry blew up during the pandemic which was a good thing, but I also started to burn out a littleI took a 7-week leave of absence in August of 2021  to recharge my mind and bodyTrip of A Lifetime
    I walked from St. Jean Pied de Port, France (starting on Aug 26, 2021)I walked 15-20 miles per day for 40+ days over the Pyrenees and across all of SpainI ended up in Muxia, Spain  in early October and walked a total of 650 milesThe Camino life was simple and incredible The mantra I lived by was 'One thing to do and all day to do it (walk from Village A to Village B)'The to-do list was Walk, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat.Resources Mentioned in Episode:
    Movie: The Way starring Martin Sheen
    If you have any thoughts about going, do it! It's beyond words how amazing the experience was.  Book: The Courage To Be Disliked  by Ichiro Kishimi
    It's a book about how to find happiness and I really enjoyed it. It was recommended by a great YouTuber named Ali Abdaal.  Mike Murphy Co in 2022:
    My main focus is on growing the Mike Murphy Co YouTube channel  and increasing revenue streamsWeekly LivestreamsCreating a digital product (class)Writing on MediumFreelance & Consulting Gigs (helping people figure things out)Mike Murphy Unplugged Podcast:
    No set schedule or pressure on me to publish, but there will be new episodesI see it evolving into more of a personal audio journal to connect with you and the communityThe podcast will be my outlet to share life and business updates.Amazon Associates Disclosure:
    Mike Murphy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com
    Episode Notes: https://mikemurphy.co/ep157


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    The Change Show

    The Change Show

    In Today’s episode, I am going to read a simple, but practical checklist from a book that I recently finished to help or inspire you to create a positive change in your life
    Summary:
    The checklist I am going to share with you today is from the book, What to Say When You Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmstetter which is all about rewiring your brain with positive thoughts and self-talk.
    Buy Book on Amazon: (affiliate link)
    What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
    by Shad Helmstetter Ph.D
    https://amzn.to/3bGMbkj
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    If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can buy Kindle books on Amazon usually for $3.99 or less and use the Alexa app on our iOS Device and listen to your Kindle books like an audiobook. The voice of Alexa is a little robotic and not nearly as high of a production value as an Audible book, but it’s been a great discovery for me and I’m finding myself consuming a lot more books listening like I do podcasts at a fraction of the cost of Audible books.
    Quote From Book:Whatever you put into your mind in one way or another, is what you will get back out, in one way or another
    What does your self-talk sound like?Are you kind and positive and encouraging when you talk to yourself?
    Do you beat yourself up over all the things on your to-do list that you can’t seem to get done or the projects that you never seem to have time for or the failed attempts at getting in shape, or the inability to get ahead financially, etc.
    Ways to Create Positive ChangeBelieve In YourselfKeep Your Priorities StraightTake Responsibility For YourselfCreate Your Own FutureMeditate DailyPractice MindfulnessFocus On What You WantAttract What You DesireLearn To Visualize The Outcome Of Your GoalsNever Let Anyone Control Your Destiny For YouBe CreativeThink BigControl StressBe Aggressive And AssertiveThink PositivelyChart Your Own CourseSet Specific Goals And Review Them OftenSpend Some Time Each Day Improving Your MindReview Your Results And Readjust As NecessaryBe TolerantDo Everything With LoveDon’t HateHave CourageRecognize That Most Of What We Believe About Life Is An IllusionBe HonestWork HardBelieve Money Is Good And It Will Come To YouHave FaithIf You Agree To Do It, Enjoy ItBe StrongShow AffectionManage Your TimeDress RightLearn To Sell YourselfTake Time OffBelieve In A “Higher Self”Eat RightLive PrudentlySeek The Aid Of Others Who Are In Sympathy With Your GoalsGive Assistance To OthersKeep MotivatedBe OptimisticTrust Others And Be Worthy Of TrustRecognize That Success Is More Than MoneyBe KindSee The “Big Picture”Take Care Of The DetailsGet OrganizedDon’t ProcrastinateStay In ControlKeep FitSee Problems As “Opportunities”Learn Everything You Can About Your JobDon’t Be Afraid Of SuccessBe Generous To OthersBelieve In GodReach A Little Higher Than You Thought You CouldSet Your SightsTake ActionNever Give UpGandhi said it best:
    _Be the Change You Wish to See in The World.
    Buy Book on Amazon:
    What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
    by Shad Helmstetter Ph.D
    Amazon Aff
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    • 9 min
    The 4th Anniversary Show

    The 4th Anniversary Show

    Today is the 4th Anniversary of Mike Murphy Unplugged and I take a walk down memory lane and look at the takeaways from year 1 and see how they hold up today…a few years later !
    In this Episode 155:A big thank you to all of you who have been with me since the beginning of this journey! Cheers!
    In this episode, I look at my Top 10 Takeaways from Year One and see how they stack up today. Year 1 Mike vs. 2019 Mike
    Episode Notes:https://mikemurphy.co/ep155
    The Top 10 List is from 2016 (Listen for 2019 Comparison)
    Podcasting is a big commitment and hard work:I am proud to be a one-man bandPodcasting has made me a better teacher, thinker, writer…Podcasting has me be more confident in my abilitiesPodcasting can be fun and creativeWriting scripts is not fun (but are rewarding)Done is definitely better than perfectHaving templates and systems are EssentialI stink at self-promotion & marketingDo it for yourself and everything will always be worth it. (2019)Quotes from 2016:Karen Lamb: “A year from now you will wish you had started today”.
    Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take”.
    Patience is the key to most things in life.Everything takes time, but you have to take initiativeStart creating and doing and taking chancesLaunching the podcast was my first big shot on goal towards creating the life I wanted.If I can do it, so can you.Happy 4th Anniversary and Thank You!
    Thank you for joining me today and I hope you join my one man band and together we can Learn. Create & Move Forward. Cheers, Mike.
    Episode Notes: https://mikemurphy.co/ep155Contact Me:
    Email: mike@mikemurphy.co
    Instagram:@mikeunplugged
    Twitter: @mikeunplugged
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    The Migration Show

    The Migration Show

    This episode breaks down the process of how to move your show (podcast) from one podcast hosting company to another without losing any subscribers.
    Topics covered in this episode:
    What is a podcast host?What is a podcast directory?What is an RSS Feed?What is a 301 Redirect?How do you move your show without losing subscribers?What is a podcast host?When you start podcast, one of the major decisions you will make is where to host your show. There are many podcast hosts available but some of the more popular ones include:
    Simplecast. Where I work full-time on the product support and content team.Others hosting companies include:
    LibsynBlubrryPodbeanBuzzSproutSpreakerSoundcloudAnchorWhat do podcast hosting platforms do?Overview of Podcast Hosts:1. Audio File Storage & Delivery2. Generate your RSS Feed3. Publishing & Syndication to directories.
    Audio File Storage & Delivery To store your audio files and serve them to listener devices when someone clicks play or download from a podcast app or an embed player or anywhere your podcast episodes can be accessed.
    Generate your RSS Feed which is the link between your show and subscribers and to all of the podcast apps and directories.
    Every podcast has one unique RSS Feed and that usually only changes when you change podcast hosts.
    Note: Your RSS Feed is not always generated at the location where you store your audio files. When moving a show, you will do so wherever your RSS Feed is located and not necessarily where your audio files are stored.
    My original set up was using the Powerpress plugin by Blubrry on my Wordpress website and I hosted my audio files for download only on the podcast host, Libsyn.
    If your RSS Feed was generated by Powerpress, then that is the location where you would redirect your feed.
    Ask if you are not certain.
    Publishing and Syndication To Directories. Podcast hosts make it possible for you to create and publish new episodes much like creating a blog post on a website. When you publish new episodes or make edits to already published episodes, your podcast hosting platform connects your RSS feed to the podcast directories such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora so your show will always be updated automatically. This process of publishing and then updating everywhere automagically is possible because of the RSS Feed and this process is called syndication.Additional roles of podcast hosts:Analytics, websites, sharing tools, embed players, and some even have world-class support!
    What is a Podcast Directory?A podcast directory is simply a library or catalog of podcasts where one can browse, listen, and subscribe to new shows.
    Major Podcast Directories:
    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Google Podcasts
    Google Play
    Pandora
    iHeart Radio

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Mike! I listened to your Pilgrimage episode while jogging down Miami Beach. So good to hear your travel story and what’s been going on with your journey. Thanks for the great show and wish you the best of luck with whatever comes next!

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Mike Murphy has a brilliant way of boiling things down to the essentials and making things simple to do.

There’s so many digital life “experts” out there and it can frustrating that they often contradict each other. Mike cuts through all that and just gives you his calm, soothing style of description.

It’s all about, “This is how I digit.” None of the finger wagging and, “this is how it should be done.”

My favorite episode is the one where Mike shared lessons learned by publishing his own ebook. Love it, Mike!

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I just discovered this show after a big Podfest in Florida when I met the host accidentally. I didn’t know what to expect BUT, I listened and I like this guy a lot. He is humble, smart and helpful. Go Mike Go!

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