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Life As A Working Class Rock Star With Ivan Bodley
If you think being a rock star isn't hard work, think again. Ivan Bodley aka Funkboy is a bass player who has appeared on Broadway and been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He's performed with music icons like Sting, Carlos Santana, and the Temptations. Plus, he's a magna cum laude graduate of the premier Berklee College of Music. In this interview, he chats with Dr. mOe about his impressive career, life on the road, and his new book "Am I Famous Yet? - Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star." Hear Ivan perform and learn more about his journey at Transcript is auto-generated: [00:00] Dr. mOe Anderson: Welcome, Ivan. [00:02] Ivan Bodley: Thanks so much. Great to see you. [00:04] Dr. mOe Anderson: And you as well. I've been looking forward to talking to the legendary Funk Boy. We're going to have some fun today. You're quite the god. My goodness, talk about being versatile. You have a BA in psychology from V Two Lane University in New Orleans. I'm headed there soon. You were also a publicist with Epic record Sony Music. How did you go from that to working class musician? How did this journey begin? [00:35] Ivan Bodley: You know, that was an interesting kind of career transition. Yes, you're right. I have an undergraduate degree, and then I went into the music business, and I was a junior executive, and I had a corporate Amex card, and I seemed to be on that path as a career path for life. And after about three years of being in the music business, I realized that the music business is pretty much a marketing company. It had very little to do with creativity and creation of music. Certainly we were getting to hang out with the rock stars we were promoting, but we weren't involved in any of the creative aspects of making this product. So I kind of had a moment of realization, and it was kind of a difficult one because I realized there really wasn't anything else I wanted to do but to try to be an actual performer. And when you come to realization like that, you kind of realize, like, wow, that's a tough road to ho, as they say. There's no guarantees of success, and I have nothing else I really wanted to fall back on. There's nothing else I wanted to do regardless of education or qualifications or anything else. So I was like, I kind of resigned myself. Well, I guess I got to try to make it go of this if I'm going to do that. And then once I came to that realization, I was like, all right, well, if I'm going to do this, I need to go ahead and get myself more specifically formally educated in music, because most of my study at that point had been self study or with private teachers or that kind of thing. So then I went back as a slightly older person. I was in my mid twenties after 26, I think. Then I went to the Berkeley College of Music. Well, and then I'll slip in that I managed to graduate from there, magna cum laude, too. So I really tried to dedicate myself to my studies to give myself the tools that I needed to hopefully then have any success in the business. In a business where no success is ever guaranteed, you then have to have a good deal of hard work and good fortune on your side to try to rent. That's what happened. I kind of took a bizarre leap of faith after I was resigned to my fate, and somehow, looking back now, 30 years later, it worked out. [03:13] Dr. mOe Anderson: Absolutely. I talked about your impressive CV in the intro. I would say it has more than worked out. And what I'm particularly impressed by is that I'm a creative as well. So I know how it is when you have those two sides, the corporate and then the fashion and artsy side of you, but that you fully committed to what you wanted to do, whether it was the corporate side or the music that you went all in. And a lot of people get stuck because they want to love everything, but we got to do some stuff we don't like so much to get to the point where we can do what we really want to do. That's just part of the process. So from there you've studied, yo
Stop Drowning In Timidity: Learn to Build Assertiveness
Activist-educator Cara Tuttle Bell is a trained attorney and powerful speaker on sexual harassment and assault prevention. Her work on college campuses dealing with sexual harassment and assault inspired her to train women on how to build assertiveness. She says it is crucial to communication, personal safety, and overall wellbeing. Cara also gives workshops on speaking with authority in salary negotiations, relationships, and work meetings. Her new book "Drowning in Timidity: Women, Politeness, and the Power of Assertive Living" is a must-read, especially for those who think being assertive is synonymous with being aggressive. In this episode Dr. mOeand Cara discuss these topics: How to be direct without being aggressive Practicing salary negotiation Sexual Harassment in corporate America Why children must be taught assertiveness Bystander intervention in assault prevention Handling sexual misconduct in schools Moral courage, trauma-informed training and more... Visit Cara's website and connect with her online @caratuttlebell today! Transcript (auto generated) [00:00] Cara Tuttle Bell: I also hope that we can move away from this very gendered and loaded idea of assertiveness and understand it for what it really is, which is just being direct, being clear, being fair, considering the competing interests that might be in a meeting or a conversation and engaging equitably with one another. [00:27] Dr. mOe Anderson: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Perpetual Motion, a podcast focused on wellness, personal growth, culture, and relationships. Positive relationships. I'm your host, Dr. Mo Anderson. Bestselling author, award winning podcast host, keynote speaker, and speaker coach. Sometimes I interview expert guests, like today, and sometimes I do a solo show. But my goal is always the same I want to help you. Yes, you review, renew, and re you at the end of each show. I hope you have learned something that will elevate you to the next level of success. If you're new to the show or a returning visitor, let's make this official. Click that subscribe button to be notified of new episodes as soon as they are available. Also, help us grow and reach more listeners by raiding the show and leaving a comment. Just type a little bit. Just a little something, something. All right, stay tuned, because today my special guest is Kara Tuttle Bell. She is a powerful speaker on sexual harassment and assault prevention. What do we need? Some powerful speakers on that. And she also is an expert on why assertiveness is a crucial component of communication, personal safety, and overall wellbeing, she's got a great book. She's the author of Drowning, intimid, Politeness and the Power of a Certain Living. I'll be right back with Kara Tuttle Bell. You can't say Dr. Mo aintellya the fear might suffer the consequences winter's a failure what are you scared of? Why aren't you afraid? I'd rather live like I'm dying to live and die in the day my heart is pure my soul is safe tara, welcome to Perpetual Motion. [02:35] Cara Tuttle Bell: Hi. Thank you so much for having me today. [02:37] Dr. mOe Anderson: This is exciting. I haven't had a guess with your background or for this particular topic. I mean, assertiveness as part of communication is not something that we really think about. In fact, women get criticized for that a lot when they can just be the same way as a guy. And also, sexual harassment, I don't know if it's on the rise or we're talking about it more, but these are such important topics, and I'm glad you're here to help us understand better. Let's start with assertiveness. Why do we need to be more assertive? [03:11] Cara Tuttle Bell: I really hope that we can reclaim assertiveness. I think there are so many reasons that we need to show up and assert ourselves, both for ourselves and for others. I also hope that we can move away from this very gendered and loaded idea of assertiveness and understand it for what it really is, which is just being
You're Not What Happened To You: Healing From Trauma
Miriam Mathews is a licensed social worker, Christian Life Coach, and author of 3 books. Her latest work is an anthology with Les Brown. She's also worked with renowned speaker and author Lisa Nichols. She chose to invest in her own wellness and career after experiencing sexual trauma years ago. She now helps others overcome people pleasing, sexual trauma, and perversion. In this episode, Dr. mOe and Miriam discuss religion vs relationship, how to "let that sofa go", recovering from 2020, personal growth, and generational wounds and how to define your DNA. Connect with Miriam and learn more at https://define-your-dna.com/ TRANSCRIPT AUTO-GENERATED BY ALITU Miriam Matthews: So people pleasing behavior, it comes from, again, that empathy that we have, that we are nurturers or we care. So it can come from a good place. But I say that empathy in the absence of healthy boundaries can often lead to enabling someone else but enabling someone else to explore you or use you. Or it can lead to self constant self sacrifice in a harmful way. (Music interlude) You can't say Dr. Mo ain't tell you they fear matters, the consequences of failure. What are you scared of? Why are you afraid? I'd rather live like I'm dying than live to die any day. My heart is pure. My soul is safe...(Music fades out) Dr. mOe: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Perpetual Motion, a podcast focused on wellness, personal growth, culture, and relationships. I'm your host, Dr. Mo Anderson. Best selling author, award winning podcast host, keynote speaker, and coach. I want to help you review, renew, and review. If you're new to the show or returning visitor, let's make this official. Please click that subscribe button to be notified of new episodes as soon as they are available. So my guest today is Miriam Matthews. She is a licensed therapist, coach, and author of three books. She has a new book, which is part of an anthology with none other than Les Brown. I can't wait to hear how that came about. Wow. Miriam. Welcome to perpetual motion. Miriam Matthews: Thank you so much, Doctor Mo. It's such an honor to be here. So thank you for allowing me to be here. Dr. mOe: Hey, I'm going hard in the paint with this first question. When you contacted us about being on the show, you said you help women ignite their power and purpose and heal by changing their mindset. That sounds awesome, but what does that mean? Miriam Matthews: So the first thing that sticks out to me is a scripture that I grew up learning and truly have lived by, and that is such as a man think of so they are and not man needing just gender, but women and men. And I have found that in my work with many clients, I would say probably, yeah. The most significant barrier to success is or are the limiting or negative beliefs that they have about themselves that can really put a lid on their capacity. I have this Facebook group, and I'll just share this part. A part of coming into the group is answering a few questions about what they're seeking to gain. And one of the themes that I have seen over and over again is, Miriam, I truly desire to live in my purpose. I want to hear from God more. I want to get past self doubt. And I believe that in order to do that, it does start in the mind many times. There are things that happen to us. I say if you're a human being, you've been through something. There are things that have happened to us that can create a framework of how we see ourselves and it can be a misrepresentation of who you actually are. And I say who you actually are. In Christ, God sees us one way, mankind can see us another. So I help facilitate confronting limiting beliefs, negative beliefs, so that we can truly untap the potential that is inside as well as the power and purpose that's already inside. Dr. mOe: Nice. That's excellent. Because people don't believe it because it's happening from childhood, from so many people just being barraged by negative things until you start to believe them yourself. Becaus
How Natural Boudoir Photography Enhances Self Love
Sarah Marcella was a high-end professional editorial photographer for years. In this episode, she explains to Dr. mOe why she grew tired of naturally beautiful women requesting filters and editing that made them almost unrecognizable. She decided to launch a mobile photography business featuring natural, unretouched photos of women and nonbinary individuals. She calls her traveling home/studio the "Boudie Bus"! Fellow photogs call her the "Robin Hood of Photographer" because her clients pay what they can and everyone gets the same level of service. From almost dying in a freak accident as a teen to teaching women how to appreciate their perfect imperfections, Sarah's story is so inspiring. See her photos and learn more about Sarah on her website https://www.theboudiebus.com/
Creating Meaningful Relationships In A World of Strangers
Lee Hopkins aka Coach (he/him/his) is a trans man who helps others learn the qualities of true friendship and believes it starts with being a friend to yourself. After spending years hiding and feeling disconnected, he realized the key to meaningful relationships is not “finding your tribe”, it’s attracting your vibe by being authentic. Lee chats with Dr. mOe Anderson about his journey and shares his 3N's framework for creating boundaries. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit his website and take the friendship challenge!
Relationship Building for Veterans With Minister Veronica Williams
Are you the spouse or parent of a veteran or someone who is often away from home? That can be challenging and lonely. Veronica Williams is a licensed minister who has a long history of community leadership and relationship building. She coaches military wives as the long-time spouse of a veteran, helping them maneuver through the challenges that come with a military lifestyle. This led to her selection as a Fort George G. Meade Volunteer of the Year. In this episode, we discuss the true purpose of dating, the challenges for veteran's spouses, coping with a miscarriage, and why couples must make room for mess!
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