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Ever been afraid to follow your true passion? The guests of Nice Work! have all been there, and they've all taken the leap of faith...and stuck the landing. Host Tod Brilliant is the founder of the Super Nice Club, and his inspirational guests will give you the confidence to turn your passion(s) into your career!

Brought to you by the SUPER NICE CLUB - a global effort to make the world 10% nicer. Join us!

NICE WORK! with Tod Brilliant Super Nice Club

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Ever been afraid to follow your true passion? The guests of Nice Work! have all been there, and they've all taken the leap of faith...and stuck the landing. Host Tod Brilliant is the founder of the Super Nice Club, and his inspirational guests will give you the confidence to turn your passion(s) into your career!

Brought to you by the SUPER NICE CLUB - a global effort to make the world 10% nicer. Join us!

    #41: Dave Savage | Making Smart Mortgage (and Coffee) Choices

    #41: Dave Savage | Making Smart Mortgage (and Coffee) Choices

    Dave Savage is founder and CEO of Mortgage Coach. He has dedicated himself to making sure that YOU don't make bad decisions around your mortgage. What he offers, at no charge to the homebuyer, has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans achieve their dream of financial freedom. More than that, Dave is an inspirational business leader, father, friend and husband whose appreciation for people, culture and the arts fuels his drive. As with all guests of Nice Work! Dave has found the secret formula that allowed him to turn his passion (helping people) into a career. Listen in and get inspired to do the same! Oh, and the bit about meeting John Travolta in an elevator? Priceless.
    Some Topics We May or May or May Not Cover:
    > Most people make terrible home loan decisions. How you can avoid doing the same> The Superior Food Scene: Portland vs. California Bay Area> Rent vs. Loan Analysis: How to get one. Why you need one> The best coffee shops in the USA> Where are mortgage rates headed in 2021?> Why (most) loan officers absolutely do not suck> Proud Mary – The World’s Greatest Breakfast> Dave’s absolutely EPIC missed opportunity> Super Nice Club Coffee?> Dave’s morning routine> Self-defeating narratives that hold us back> Win a Super Nice Club Hoodie> Dave’s Super Nice Challenge for you|> If your loan officer isn’t using Mortgage Coach, find another oneSUPER NICE LINKSDave on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/dsavagemc)
    Mortgage Coach (http://www.mortgagecoach.com)

    • 59 min
    #40: TYLER SCHMITT | An Insider's View of GARY VAYNERCHUK’s World

    #40: TYLER SCHMITT | An Insider's View of GARY VAYNERCHUK’s World

    This week’s guest is the super nice TYLER SCHMITT. Tyler has spent years glued to the hip of Gary Vaynerchuk aka Gary V, the wildly popular author, personality and entrepreneur. After four years as Gary's executive assistant, Tyler is now a key member in the office of the CEO at VaynerMedia, And that’s why we asked Tyler on to the show, to get a sneak peak, an inside view of Gary V’s operations. Turns out Tyler can dish on that, but he also has his own take, his own methodologies that are well worth your time
    I know I’ve adjusted my approach to how I view and tackle a busy day after this short talk…. And whether that’s Tyler or Gary V, hard to say, I suspect it’s a combo of the two. Either way, I’m grateful for the tweak to my approach and I think you will be, too.  Other things that came up:
    > On being Gary V’s right hand> How the busiest man in the world gets it all done – big tips here> Family as antidote to unprecedented global anxiety > 10x returns in an unregulated market = sports cards???
    > The one card Tyler would NEVER sell.> The psychology of scarcity – investing in sports cards, sneakers and ORCHIDS> The gray space most of us ignore where Gary creates huge opportunities> The power of the practiced pivot > How to avoid becoming a “double loser”> How to move on from a failure (hint: fail more)> Why being NICER to your barista could make you millions… and make you a better human.> Tyler’s 4000 acre dream> Tyler Schmitt’s Super Nice Challenge for YOU.

    Tyler on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/tyler)All things Gary V (https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/)One37pm (https://www.one37pm.com/)Text 310-421-0393 to join the Super Nice Club insiders!Text 212-931-5731 to join Gary V’s Community!
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #39: JOIVAN WADE | Each One Teach One -- Lessons from a DC Superhero

    #39: JOIVAN WADE | Each One Teach One -- Lessons from a DC Superhero

    For most actors, playing a DC superhero would be a career highlight, possibly the pinnacle ... .but for JOVIAN WADE, it's just one of many bold strokes for a young Black man still in his mid 20s. We'll talk with Joivan about his career achievements, but more than that...so much more than that, we talk about his passion for improving the lives of others and through this work, the world.
    A little of what we cover, to give an idea, but just dive into the episode. Wade is one inspiring human being. Trust me on this!
    > Wade's World Foundation - Inspiring generations to be the best they can be> Joivan’s Morning "I'm Gonna Crush the World" Success Routine> "Wade in the Water" Joivan's brand-new and crazy powerful short film> The world-changing power of Science Fiction> Why, exactly, everything we do is of service to others.> The new age of awesome Black superheroes> The powerful impact of hard-working parents who give a damn> Joivan's super nice challenge for YOU

    NICE LINKS
    All things Joivan (https://linktr.ee/JoivanWade)Wade in the Water (watch it now!)Hear Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VM9CBSx6O4) (watch it now!)

    • 57 min
    #38: SUPERMODEL MICK SZAL + Secret Surprise Guest Who Cannot Be Named Due to a Contractual Dispute | A Mickvember 2 Remember (alternately titled 'Pretty Much the Costar of "The Joker"' alternatively 'A Day in the Life of Brian Morabito & Friend')

    #38: SUPERMODEL MICK SZAL + Secret Surprise Guest Who Cannot Be Named Due to a Contractual Dispute | A Mickvember 2 Remember (alternately titled 'Pretty Much the Costar of "The Joker"' alternatively 'A Day in the Life of Brian Morabito & Friend')

    MICK SZAL has modeled all over the world, from catwalks to international campaigns and all the other words one can type that explain that someone is kind of a big deal model. You know, brand names and famous friends and all that stuff. Whatever. What's really cool about Mick and the reason you want to listen to this podcast, is brianmorabito the fact that she's frank and earnest about the modeling world in a way that might make you think about the way you approach YOUR career (quick aside - did putting 'your' in caps right there make your inner voice grow louder and hit harder? If so, message us as your feedback will be helpful as we try to hone our strategic deployment of all caps)  ... and even better, she's the super-funny, silly-talented, smartest kid in the room, no matter the class. We pinball around a lot of brianmorabito topics (partial list below), and we are confident that this nearly two-hour episode is worth five minutes of your time.

    * Mick’s star turn in "The Joker"
    * Brian Morabito
    * Can you have principles AND be a model?
    * Brian Morabito
    * Instagram modeling & positive body image. Contradiction?
    * Brian Morabito
    * One Big Tip for parents with teens looking to get into modeling.
    * Brian Morabito
    * Mick’s absolute lack of involvement with Terry Richardson
    * Brian Morabito
    * The Wonders of Mickvember
    * Brian Morabito
    * The hard-to-spot difference between a button and a nipple
    * Brian Morabito
    * Why you can’t quit making creative stuff
    * Brian Morabito
    * Why you need to ignore social media numbers & metrics
    * Brian Morabito
    * Creative couple as cheerleaders and co-creators
    * Brian Morabito
    * Why it’s GREAT to be TERRIBLE at stuff
    * Brian Morabito
    * The wild world of improv comedy
    * Brian Morabito
    * Two super nice challenges for YOU
    * Brian Morabito
    * Drunk Planet Earth
    * Brian Morabito

    Mick Szal @mickszal (http://www.instagram.com/mickszal)Brian Morabito @morathanenough (http://www.instagram.com/morathanenough)Margaret Stolte @margoatzDrunk Planet Earth @drunkplanetearth (http://www.instagram.com/drunkplanetearth)

    Shark Tank with Mick and Brian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU5KoF9PUKQ)
    My Favorite Part (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XN35f9lsog) (not my favorite part of the podcast or of either of their careers. that's the actual title of the piece and if you'd listened to the podcast, you'd catch the reference and I wouldn't have to feel all insecure about adding this note and now I just feel rude for calling you out on not listening and have to apologize also to those who did wow so grateful you rock really i mean that not just saying it because i have to always, always, ALWAYS live up to the 'super nice' label did you ever think of that downside of the pressure of the daily multiple failures and questioning and wrestling and oh god man I didn't mean to go down that rabbit hole or mouse hole or whatever but it's too late i did ex oh ex and stuff but seriously so stoked you listened to the podcast or that you're even just reading this far you totally win my heart forever xox #notweird

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #37: CHID LIBERTY | Made in Africa - The Rise of the Black Louis Vuitton

    #37: CHID LIBERTY | Made in Africa - The Rise of the Black Louis Vuitton

    “The real gold of Africa is its creativity” - Chid Liberty
    Chid Liberty is the founder of Liberty and Justice as well as Made in Africa. Chid served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Liberia’s Monrovia Business Startup Center which was founded by Spark, a Dutch NGO, for whom Chid manages the Ignite Fund (Liberia) He also speaks internationally on social entrepreneurship and impact investing – recently at Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton Universities, as well as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.Chid and his team are revolutionizing how the business of fashion and apparel manufacturing is done in Africa, with a model that empowers and enriches workers and investor alike while enhancing fairness, promoting women’s rights, and working to eradicate African poverty. If you’re into any of those things, you’re listening to the right podcast. Chid is genuinely on track to emulate and improve on the model and legacy of Louis Vuitton. We also talk about:
    > The surprising coolness of Wisconsin
    > The history of Liberia
    > China, WTO & the African apparel industry
    > The true price of cheap clothing
    > The late, great Thomas Sankara
    > Postcolonial African responsibility & progressLiberty & Justice (http://www.libertyandjustice.com)
    Chid Liberty on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/chidegar)
    Thomas Sankara Speaks (http://www.pathfinderpress.com/thomas-sankara-speaks-burkina-faso-revolution_1983-87)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #36: ANDREAS VERRIOS aka MR NYC SUBWAY | Powerful Lessons on Perspective from New York’s Hottest Stre— Subway Photographer

    #36: ANDREAS VERRIOS aka MR NYC SUBWAY | Powerful Lessons on Perspective from New York’s Hottest Stre— Subway Photographer

    This week’s super nice guest is ANDREAS VERRIOS aka MR. NYC SUBWAY. Andreas is a New York City photographer and lawyer whose work, primarily of the NYC subway and it’s crazy, colorful characters, is blowing up big time all around the world. He has over one million followers on Tik Tok, and is working with a number of the most talented creators and coveted brands around. And he’s super good-looking dude who now leads a triple life as a lawyer photographer AND model. I know, right?A couple of years ago, Andreas was riding the subway and a sudden shift in perspective changed his life. We'll detail this epiphany, his rapid ascent within his new craft, how he balances the new life with the old and more. Some key takeaways:
    > The Curse of Living the “Perfect Life”… Without a True Passion
    > The Proper Way to Build a Side-Hustle
    > THE WORLD-CHANGING POWER OF CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE
    > Why a lack of skill won’t stop someone with Big Passion from winning
    > Focusing on your customer experience instead of your competition
    So TURN OFF everything else, TUNE OUT the rest of the world and DROP IN to NICE WORK! with Andreas Verrios
    https://mrnycsubway.com/ (https://mrnycsubway.com/)
    @mrnycsubway (http://www.instagram.com/mrnycsubway)
    @subwaycreatures (http://www.instagram.com/subwaycreatures)
    Become a Super Nice Club Insider: Text “Nice” to 310-421-0393

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

Sweet_Pete73 ,

Super Nice, indeed...

Friend recommends are always tricky business, but recently I needed to educate myself about podcasting. I turned to my friend Tod Brilliant, who is Nicer than fudge and connected to Super interesting people who exude a passion for what they do. No matter what that means. His episodes are curious, sincere, creative, and fun - always to the core of what it all means. Good stuff right here.

chicochica3 ,

LOVE the NIce Work Podcast

I love the Nice Work Podcast. I mean, come on, who doesn't want to live in a world that is 10% nicer? I find Tod's voice super soothing and his relentless pursuit of creativity and creating a nicer world by sharing stories on this podcast and via the Super Nice Club continue to blow my mind. Come on down friends, join the Super Nice Club and enjoy the Nice Work podcast!

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