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Fun conversations with nerds making money with their nerdy passion. We find the strategies and tactics that work but also keep it real real nerdy

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    • 2.9 • 17 Ratings

Fun conversations with nerds making money with their nerdy passion. We find the strategies and tactics that work but also keep it real real nerdy

    Talking Nerdy #30 - Living the Dream (Create a list of 100+ dreams!)

    Talking Nerdy #30 - Living the Dream (Create a list of 100+ dreams!)

    In this inspiring episode, Chris Saunders and Frank embark on a profound exploration of dreams and aspirations. They delve into the significance of not just dreaming, but actively pursuing those dreams with clarity and intention. Highlighting the transformative power of dreams, the conversation covers various categories, from personal to professional aspirations, emphasizing the importance of setting actionable goals and embracing growth. The episode is underpinned by the powerful message that those who dare to dream with their eyes open possess the potential to bring about real change.
    This exercise is based on the work or Matthew Kelly outlined in his book The Dream Manager. 
    Dream Categories Discussed: Personal Aspirations: Insights into the value of personal growth and the pursuit of happiness through achieving personal dreams. Professional Goals: Strategies for setting and achieving professional milestones, emphasizing the journey of entrepreneurship and career advancement. Creative Dreams: Exploring the desire to create and share art, music, literature, and other forms of creative expression. Adventure Dreams: Encouraging listeners to seek out new experiences and adventures, from travel to unique hobbies. Financial Dreams: Practical advice on setting financial goals, from becoming debt-free to making strategic investments. Legacy Dreams: The importance of creating a lasting impact, whether through charitable actions, community involvement, or inspiring others. Spiritual Dreams: Reflections on the pursuit of inner peace, spiritual growth, and the search for meaning. Key Quotes: "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." – T.E. Lawrence NEXT EPISODE PREVIEW: Our next interview is with Multi Platinum selling, Grammy Award Nominated hip hop R&B producer Wyshmaster! He's worked with Nelly, T-Pain, Pitbull, Tech9ine, The Lonely Island and dozens of other prominent artists! It's a powerful episode on how he built one of the most successful online beat stores in the world! You won't want to miss it so HIT FOLLOW! 
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    New interviews with Nerdy entrepreneurs every month turning their unique passion into full-time income. Our next interview is with the multi platinum, grammy nominated producer Wyshmaster! You don't want to miss it! 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Interview #24: Satine Phoenix (Part 2) The Reinvention of a Nerdpreneur

    Interview #24: Satine Phoenix (Part 2) The Reinvention of a Nerdpreneur

    In Part 2 hosts Chris and Frank continue their conversation with Satine Phoenix! They dive into her reinvention as a transformational life coach after her cancellation from the D&D community. This conversation explores the power of coaching and Satine shares her insights on personal transformation, leveraging gaming mechanics in real life, and her approach to overcoming adversity. We also get her answer to a bunch of Random Rolls and Rapid fire questions! This episode was super fun and you can find out more about and sign up for a free coaching consultation with Satine Phoenix at www.satinephoenix.com! Make sure to check out her socials @satinephoenix and her new podcast Feel Younger Think Wiser!
    Key Topics 
    [9:25] Satine's Journey from Adversity to Transformation [12:16] Exploring Human Design: An In-Depth Look [17:04] Gene Keys & Human Design: Tools for Self-Understanding [19:46] Making Choices and Crafting Destiny [23:17] The Power of Acceptance and Transformation Coaching [30:30] The Concept of Gamification in Personal Development [36:00] Random Rolls & Rapid Fire Questions  Next Episode Preview:
    Don't miss next week's episode where Chris and Frank will help you develop a list of over 100 dreams that will motivate you to live your dream life as a Nerdpreneur! Hit follow so you don't miss it! 
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    New interviews with Nerdy entrepreneurs every month turning their unique passion into full-time income. Our next interview is with the multi platinum, grammy nominated producer Wyshmaster! You don't want to miss it! 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Interview #24: Satine Phoenix (Part 1): A Nerdpreneur Journey of Passion, Transformation, and Biohacking

    Interview #24: Satine Phoenix (Part 1): A Nerdpreneur Journey of Passion, Transformation, and Biohacking

    Episode Overview:
    In Part 1 of this 2-part interview, Satine Phoenix breaks her silence for the first time since her public cancellation from the D&D community. Hosts Chris and Frank guide us through an inspiring exploration of Satine’s story, from turning her nerdy D&D passions into a fulfilling career to the art of self-optimization, and explore the courage it takes to redefine oneself amidst the whirlwinds of public scrutiny. This powerful episode is as much an adventure as it is a heart-to-heart, where Satine Phoenix, a beacon in the realms of D&D storytelling, game design, and now biohacking, shares her extraordinary journey.  
    For more on what happened to get Satine canceled out of the TTRPG community, a website with a number of allegations against Satine and her husband, Jamison Stone, can be found below. These largely revolve around harsh language, power manipulation, and failing to pay people for their services. In our interview with Satine she addresses these allegations.
    https://www.studlystone.com/
    Key Revelations:
    The Genesis of a Nerdpreneur: Satine unveils the serendipitous blend of Dungeons and Dragons and biohacking that defines her unique path. It's a tale that reminds us that our passions, however niche they may seem, hold the power to transform our lives.
    Crafting a Life of Quests and Conquests: Discover how Satine's love for storytelling and her strategic genius in game design form the bedrock of her professional coaching career. It's a testament to the idea that mastering life's quests requires both heart and strategy.
    Biohacking: The Ultimate Character Level-Up: Satine demystifies biohacking, presenting it as a quest to unlock the ultimate version of oneself. It's a journey of self-discovery, pushing the boundaries of what we believe is physically and mentally possible.
    The Saga of Brand Evolution: From the echoes of David Bowie to the strategic pivots of a seasoned entrepreneur, Satine shares the evolution of her personal and professional brand. It's a narrative of growth, resilience, and the audacity to dream big.
    The Triumphs and Trials of Nerdpreneurship: Delving into the nitty-gritty of monetizing one's passion, Satine and the hosts shed light on the gratifying yet challenging path of turning nerdy obsessions into profitable ventures.
    Navigating the Storm of Cancel Culture: With candid vulnerability, Satine recounts her experience with cancel culture, offering insights into the complexities of public perception and the importance of maintaining one's integrity in the face of adversity.
    Setting the Stage for Future Quests: In a reflection on boundaries, community engagement, and the essence of entrepreneurship in nerddom, Satine lays out a map for aspiring nerdpreneurs to navigate their own journeys.
    Why This Episode is a Must-Listen:
    Beyond the captivating stories and invaluable lessons, this episode is a rallying cry for anyone yearning to blend their nerdy passions with their professional aspirations. It challenges listeners to question the conventional, embrace their unique interests, and boldly step into the arena of entrepreneurship.
     
    Embark on Your Own Quest with Satine Phoenix:
    Join Satine on her continued journey of exploration, innovation, and empowerment by going to www.satinephoenix.com or following @satinephoenix on instagram and Twitter. 
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Talking Nerdy #29: Shakespeare, Performance, and Mastering the Art of Focus

    Talking Nerdy #29: Shakespeare, Performance, and Mastering the Art of Focus

    Shakespeare, Performance, and Mastering the Art of Focus" In this captivating segment, Chris Saunders and Frank dive deep into their experiences with Shakespeare, reflecting on how these experiences shaped their understanding of theater and performance. They further explore the importance of focus, not just in the context of acting but as a crucial skill in navigating life's myriad distractions.
    Key Points: Journey with Shakespeare: Starting with their early impressions, both hosts share a journey from initial indifference or dislike to a profound appreciation of Shakespeare's works. Their discussion underscores the evolution from seeing Shakespeare as inaccessible to recognizing his plays' depth and relevance when performed.
    Performance vs. Reading: A key theme of their conversation is the transformation that occurs when Shakespeare's texts move from the page to the stage. They emphasize that Shakespeare's plays are designed to be performed, a process that demands a unique form of engagement and creativity from actors.
    Shakespeare's Demands on Actors: The hosts delve into the intricacies of performing Shakespeare, discussing how the playwright's work challenges actors to bring depth to their roles. Through examples like "Hamlet" and "Merchant of Venice," they explore the nuanced demands Shakespeare places on those who undertake his characters.
    The Art of Focus: Transitioning from their discussion on performance, Chris and Frank tackle the broader topic of focus. They contemplate the difficulty of focusing in a world brimming with distractions, from social media to endless entertainment options. The discussion turns philosophical, pondering how to invest one's time wisely.
    Invested Time vs. Wasted Time: A profound takeaway from their conversation is the notion that there is no wasted time, only invested time. The concept challenges listeners to reconsider how they perceive their activities, emphasizing the importance of pursuits that yield long-term happiness and satisfaction over fleeting pleasure.
    Personal Reflections on Focus: Both hosts share personal strategies and experiences in sharpening their focus, from minimizing distractions to choosing activities that foster growth, creativity, and fulfillment. They highlight how focusing on meaningful work, like engaging with Shakespeare's texts or pursuing creative projects, enriches their lives.
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    • 46 min
    Talking Nerdy #28: Slaying Your Dragon

    Talking Nerdy #28: Slaying Your Dragon

    In this thought-provoking episode, hosts Chris Saunders and Frank dive deep into the philosophical and practical implications of Joseph Campbell's seminal work, *The Hero with a Thousand Faces*, and how its concept of the hero's journey applies not just to storytelling but to personal growth, business, and overcoming life's challenges. Campbell's exploration of myth and its role in human experience serves as a foundation for a rich discussion that spans psychology, entrepreneurship, and personal fulfillment.
    This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in personal development, storytelling, entrepreneurship, or simply looking for inspiration to tackle their own 'dragons.' Chris and Frank offer a unique blend of philosophical depth, practical advice, and personal anecdotes that make Campbell's complex theories accessible and applicable to everyday life. Whether you're a long-time Campbell enthusiast or new to his work, this episode offers valuable insights into navigating your own hero's journey.
    Watch the Joseph Campbell Clip discussed HERE 
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    Key Highlights:
    - **Joseph Campbell's Influence:** An introduction to Joseph Campbell's pioneering work on the hero's journey, emphasizing its impact on narratives in movies, TV shows, and even business strategies. Campbell's theories provide a lens through which we can view our own life's journey and the pursuit of personal and professional goals.
    - **Journey of the Self:** The episode features a segment on Campbell's insights into the individual's journey, exploring themes of self-discovery, overcoming internal and external obstacles, and the pursuit of personal bliss.
    - **The Dragon Analogy:** A discussion on the symbolic representation of challenges and fears as dragons in our lives, with insights into how identifying and confronting these 'dragons' is crucial for personal growth and achievement.
    - **Neo's Transformation:** Through the lens of *The Matrix*, the hosts explore the transformation of the protagonist, Neo, as a modern depiction of Campbell's hero's journey, highlighting the significance of death and rebirth in achieving self-realization.
    - **Entrepreneurial Applications:** The conversation seamlessly connects Campbell's concepts to entrepreneurship, discussing how understanding one's personal journey and battles can illuminate the path to success in business.
    - **Personal Reflections:** Both hosts share their own experiences and reflections on how the hero's journey resonates with their personal and professional lives, offering listeners a candid look at their struggles, insights, and breakthroughs.
    - **Actionable Insights:** The episode doesn't just theorize; it provides listeners with practical advice on how to apply Campbell's principles to overcome their own challenges, pursue their passions, and achieve their business goals.
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    Original Music by Professor Epic and produced by Wyshmaster Beats. Beat names are Talk Down, Bad Seedz, and Mehicana

    • 46 min
    Interview #23: Andres from Mudlab

    Interview #23: Andres from Mudlab

    Meet Nerdpreneur Andres from Mudlab. in Vancouver BC. He runs a brick and mortar pottery studio offering classes, workshops and memberships for pottery enthusiasts, experts and people who are brand new to the hobby. #getmuddy Check out Mudlab. HERE 
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RyanMcManus1993 ,

How To Destroy Your Reputation In 1 Episode

Providing a platform to a known thief and abuser is absolutely vile. Especially YOU reaching out to HER? You’re now known as a stain on the TTRPG community. Well done. Imagine killing your show that quickly. You both should be ashamed of yourselves for giving her the time to speak after the amount of victims that came forward that she hurt. Despicable.

CudaCutie ,

Interviewing abusers for rage bait

The most recent two episodes were about a person who was pushed out of the DnD community because of bad business practices and abuse. They literally did not pay a bunch of people who did work for them. It’s too bad that previous guests are lumped in with someone who isn’t an honest entrepreneur.

Zobegirl ,

It’s a Skip

I decided to listen to part one of the Satine episode after I saw it blow up on X, but listening to two, boring white dudes gas up an abuser for two episodes just really didn’t deliver anything new or interesting to the TTRPG space

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