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Welcome to the Out of Hours podcast - the podcast for those creating things that should exist in the world, out of hours.
I’m Georgia Ritter, founder of OutofHours.org, the community for people with side projects.
On this show, I’ll explore the stories of people who have followed their curiosity, been brave, and started a side project, only to turn it into something much bigger than they ever thought possible. I’ll explore the stories of nonprofits, businesses, creative projects and social movements - to understand the practical first steps they took, the doors these small ideas opened and the magic that happens when you start taking your own ideas seriously.

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Out of Hours: The Podcast Georgia Ritter

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Welcome to the Out of Hours podcast - the podcast for those creating things that should exist in the world, out of hours.
I’m Georgia Ritter, founder of OutofHours.org, the community for people with side projects.
On this show, I’ll explore the stories of people who have followed their curiosity, been brave, and started a side project, only to turn it into something much bigger than they ever thought possible. I’ll explore the stories of nonprofits, businesses, creative projects and social movements - to understand the practical first steps they took, the doors these small ideas opened and the magic that happens when you start taking your own ideas seriously.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Kevin Kelly, on How to Find Your Purpose, and Excellent Advice for Living and his Favourite Self Help Books.

    Kevin Kelly, on How to Find Your Purpose, and Excellent Advice for Living and his Favourite Self Help Books.

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    (You can also email me on hello@outofhours.org)
    Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a former editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture.
    He is also co-chair of The Long Now Foundation, a membership organisation that champions long-term thinking. He is founder of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily for 20 years. He is also the author of multiple best-selling books about the future of technology. His newest is Excellent Advice for Living, a book of 450 modern proverbs for a pretty good life.
    In this episode we talk about:
    What makes good advice (and is there such thing as original advice?)Why language is important for using advice wellWhy he wasn't in love when he got married but is nowThe self-help books that actually changed his behaviourWhy you shouldn't wear a hat with more personality than you Why he admires Jeff Bezos every time he meets him
    Please enjoy!

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    • 47 min
    Edward Sullivan: on Building Healthy Work Cultures, Finding Your Zone of Genius, and Starting a Successful Coaching Business.

    Edward Sullivan: on Building Healthy Work Cultures, Finding Your Zone of Genius, and Starting a Successful Coaching Business.

    Welcome to Out of Hours.
    Joining the podcast today is Edward Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of Velocity coaching, best selling author of Leading with Heart and executive coach.
    His twenty-five-year career as an executive coach and political consultant has taken him around the globe coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and heads of state of foreign nations. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, INC., USA Today and more.
    We talk about finding your zone of genius, on falling into coaching by mistake, what a ski time CEO is (vs war time or peace time CEO), fear led work cultures vs heart based cultures and so much more!
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    • 48 min
    Matt Booshell, Becoming a comedian and musician with Matt Buechele

    Matt Booshell, Becoming a comedian and musician with Matt Buechele

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    Today on the podcast we have Matt Buechele - known on instagram as Matt Booshell. You may recognise Matt from his comedic, straight-to-camera one minute monologues - as he walks through the street of new york with his airpods.
    He is a writer, comedian, and composer. He has always been interested in comedy, music and sketches - and today he is full time on his creative work - having written for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and having had his work featured on place like Netflix and Comedy Central. We talk about why fear is irrational, why putting his work online was so key for his success, and why he thinks all musicians want to be comedians and all comedians want to be musicians. 
    I hope you enjoy!

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    • 57 min
    Allbirds: Building a sustainable shoe brand, with Tim Brown.

    Allbirds: Building a sustainable shoe brand, with Tim Brown.

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    Today on the podcast we have Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds.  
    Today Allbirds is a public company, with an IPO in 2021, and almost one thousand employees. But it didn’t start that way. In fact for many years, Allbirds was just an idea, a side project for Tim Brown - who was a professional footballer for the first part of his career, even playing in the world cup. Tim was bored of the branded shoes he had to wear as a footballer, and started to wonder if a better shoe could be made. For years, he experimented. Tim is a New Zealander, which is the home of merino wool, and he started experimenting with creating a new shoe material with his homegrown merino wool. After he had a prototype shoe, he launched a kickstarter - which proved the idea was popular with others.
     In 2016 - Tim officially co-founded Allbirds with his cofounder Joey Zwillinger - who helped shape the sustainability focus for the company. They are now a carbon neutral company, and were termed the ‘world’s most comfortable shoe’ by time magazine.
    We talk about tall poppy syndrome, why he thinks a sense of humour matters in entrepreneurship, and why he thinks the 85% rule of effort is so important. I hope you enjoy. 
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    • 53 min
    Embracing truth, fear and your inner dialogue as a celebrity life coach, with Lauren Zander

    Embracing truth, fear and your inner dialogue as a celebrity life coach, with Lauren Zander

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    Today on the show we have Lauren Zander, life coach and author of the book “Maybe it’s You” - offering a step-by-step process that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her clients.
    Following a realisation that she’d been living a life full of lies, she decided to “clean up her life” and tell the truth. The result was a lifelong successful career in life coaching and writing. She was in the first vanguard of life coaches, a newly emerging industry, and counts the well known life coach Mel Robbins as one of her early clients. She’s also the coach of Hugh Jackman, the actor in Wolverine and Greatest Showman, who has cited her practice as a “slap taken” - a dose of reality and motivation when preparing for the Greatest Showman.
    We talk about why people are so afraid to commit fully to their projects, why lying makes our lives so unenjoyable, and why she doesn’t care that coaching isn’t an industry for everyone.
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    • 59 min
    Wait But Why: Building a media business, with Tim Urban

    Wait But Why: Building a media business, with Tim Urban

    If you enjoy this episode, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️ We currently make a loss on the show and your support means the world!
    Today on the show we have Tim Urban. Tim’s TED talk - Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - is now the third most watched TED talk in the world - totalling over 65 million views. Tim is also one of the internet’s most thought provoking writers, he started his blog Wait But Why  - originally as an attempt to exercise his creative side, only to find it resonated with many many others.
    Wait But Why’s longform articles have since attracted millions of views, and over 700,000 subscribers. He is famous for his long form essays on everything from The Fermi Paradox and intelligent aliens, to why we should spend more time with our parents. He's also about to release a new book called What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies.
    Tim is a lesson in how you can build a career following your own weird and wonderful curiosity. We talk less about his interests and more about his process; how he started and grew Wait But Why, how he structures his writing process, how he manages his procrastination and why he thinks there is no objectively cool job. I hope you enjoy!
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Sebl99 ,

Inspiring!

An inspiring podcast for anyone with an idea to do something more than just show up to work - these guests show you never know where it might take you. For me the podcast was a reminder that the main thing it takes to make a difference is energy and a bit of bravery. Top rate interviews and great production!

SFliving2016 ,

Amazing introduction to side projects

There’s such a low barrier now to start a side project. it’s easy and cheap to start a newsletter, a landing page, a community, etc and have it grow to something brilliant and successful. Georgia’s podcast introduces examples of successful projects and she gives you the motivation to get going and move from thinking about an idea to executing on it.

Tiger Lilys ,

10/10 Podcast for side-hustlers!

Georgia’s podcast is anything but ordinary. Besides including actual informative and interesting data about the business world, she herself is a leading example of someone who is willing to inspire people from all around the world to make time for your side-project, deliveringkey strategies and tips for you to adopt.
Recommended for anyone hesitating in creating a hustle beyond their daily 9-5 job.
Bravo!

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