194 episodes

What do you pay attention to? How do I determine what's worthy of my limited attention? It’s the questions every human asks at some point, and the questions we MUST ask, to thrive in this one precious life.

And it’s these types of questions (and more), we want to wrestle with on The Art of Paying Attention.

We believe the work of paying attention is not optional, and something we all must learn to do well. The poet Mary Oliver said, "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Every week, we'll consider this endless, and proper work, of paying attention. What do we see? What are we learning? WHAT or WHO needs MORE attention? Join writer, creator, teacher, and accidental entrepreneur, Ryan J. Pelton, as he explores with others, the essential Art of Paying Attention.

Most episodes feature an interview with a bonafide "attention-collector" working in the arenas of creativity, art, music, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship/business, and spirituality. Join in the conversation and learn to see with new eyes a world bursting with hints of hope. Often in the most unlikely places.

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The Art of Paying Attention with Ryan J. Pelton

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    • 4.6 • 82 Ratings

What do you pay attention to? How do I determine what's worthy of my limited attention? It’s the questions every human asks at some point, and the questions we MUST ask, to thrive in this one precious life.

And it’s these types of questions (and more), we want to wrestle with on The Art of Paying Attention.

We believe the work of paying attention is not optional, and something we all must learn to do well. The poet Mary Oliver said, "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Every week, we'll consider this endless, and proper work, of paying attention. What do we see? What are we learning? WHAT or WHO needs MORE attention? Join writer, creator, teacher, and accidental entrepreneur, Ryan J. Pelton, as he explores with others, the essential Art of Paying Attention.

Most episodes feature an interview with a bonafide "attention-collector" working in the arenas of creativity, art, music, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship/business, and spirituality. Join in the conversation and learn to see with new eyes a world bursting with hints of hope. Often in the most unlikely places.

ryanjpelton.substack.com

    TAOPA #020: Ali Horriyat on Compassionate Publishing

    TAOPA #020: Ali Horriyat on Compassionate Publishing

    Compassiviste Publishing inspires collective efforts that build a compassionate society. Launched by founder, Ali Horriyat, it is his belief that humanity must love always, and always love. Ali left a high paying corporate job to pursue a mission of justice and compassion through publishing. Ali and Ryan explore why the current models of publishing are broken, how much negative impact paper publishing has on the environment, finding your writing voice, sharing your work, and much more.
    Mentioned on the Show:
    * Work with Ali and Compassiviste: https://compassivistepublishing.com/submissions/
    * Stay updated with the Art of Paying Attention community: https://ryanjpelton.com/newsletter
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    • 52 min
    TAOPA #019: Doug Howarth on Solving Unseen Problems

    TAOPA #019: Doug Howarth on Solving Unseen Problems

    Douglas Howarth is an econometrician who created a software that isbased on his patented method of using Value and Demand instead of the usual Supply and Demand based approach. His awards, publications and collaborations are rich and wide, including NASA, and some of the largest aerospace companies in the world. In this interview, Ryan and Doug talk about the origins of Doug’s company which started while shopping for a washing machine, why paying attention is our most important work, his work helping businesses make better decisions based on data, not guessing, and much more. You can find Doug and his team at: https://hypernomics.com/
    Mentioned on the Show:
    * Doug’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Hypernomics-Hidden-Dimensions-Unseen-Problems/dp/139420888X
    * Book coaching: https://ryanjpelton.com/coaching
    * Newsletter (7 Things): https://ryanjpelton.com/newsletter




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    • 53 min
    TAOPA #018: Stephanie Crowe on Becoming Lifelong Learners

    TAOPA #018: Stephanie Crowe on Becoming Lifelong Learners

    For more than 20 years, Stephanie Crowe has worked with leaders and organizations at key junctures to their transformations, turning perceived business roadblocks into massive opportunities. She’s learned to use an integrated thinking approach to see a company, its difficulties, and its opportunities holistically, and worked alongside leaders to discern the clearest and most direct path to removing barriers and aligning talent with organizational objectives.
    Stephanie has spent her career on ‘both sides’ of learning and education – as chief learning officer and global education services leader, for corporations, non-profit and trade associations, even founding a learning company. She now serves as CEO of Learn.net, an innovative learning technology provider in AI-driven habit-building and microlearning. 
    Crowe wrote 10x Leader, where she shares the unique and transformational approach that was born from the most impactful, 10x stories from her career in corporate education - with all gratitude to the organizations who trusted her to take those journeys with them.
    In this interview, Ryan and Stephanie explore the importance of lifelong learning, how to go deeper as a leader and person, and much more. Find Stephanie Crowe here: https://10xleader.net/
    Mentioned on the Show:
    * 10 X Leader by Stephanie Crowe
    * Get weekly updates and creative inspiration (newsletter): https://ryanjpelton.com/newsletter
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    • 58 min
    TAOPA #017: Peter Schroeder on Enough Room for Everybody

    TAOPA #017: Peter Schroeder on Enough Room for Everybody

    Peter Schroeder is an award-winning DJ, entrepreneur, and the founder of Telzio, a unified communications company. Peter develops unrivaled technology and products, that make people’s lives easier by streamlining and simplifying repetitive tasks.
    A pioneer in innovation from music to technology, Peter works with businesses to address mission-critical telecommunications so they can quickly implement, manage, and expand for success. Peter has over 20 years of experience creating modern technologies.
    In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Peter is an artist at heart. He was a featured radio and TV reporter, and appeared on talk shows and tv stations across Denmark by the age of 12. He founded Scandinavia first and largest largest social media platform for artists at the age of 14, selling it to a major corporation to pursue a career in music by the time he turned 18. Peter quickly rose to become one of Denmark's top DJs, entertaining audiences of up to 180,000. He has over 20 platinum records, 40 gold records, and a triple nomination for the Danish DJ awards.
    Connect up with Peter: https://www.peterschroeder.com/



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    • 53 min
    TAOPA #016: Dr. Ardeshir Mehran on Emotional Health

    TAOPA #016: Dr. Ardeshir Mehran on Emotional Health

    Dr. Ardeshir Mehran is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, transformation leader, and leadership coach. He is credited with helping organizations revitalize their culture, driving stronger employee and customer engagement, and developing the next generation of leaders.
    Ardeshir’s received his Ph.D. and M.Ed from Columbia University, New York City, in Counseling, Organizational, and Research Psychology. He has advanced training in psychoanalysis, group therapy, and team dynamics.
    The subject of emotional wellness is a reality and priority for Ardeshir. In addition to personally experiencing depression and anxiety while in a key leadership role, he has witnessed firsthand as a coach how it impacts the performance of high achievers.
    In this episode, Ryan and Dr. Mehran discuss his new book: “You Are Not Depressed, You Are Un-Finished.” The keys to healthy emotional health and fighting the negative emotions that derail our lives. You can find Dr. Ardeshir Mehran here.



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TAOPA #015: Paul Epstein on Making Fast Decisions

    TAOPA #015: Paul Epstein on Making Fast Decisions

    Paul Epstein is a former high-level executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, and a 2x bestselling author of The Power of Playing Offense and Better Decisions Faster. In 2022, he was named one of SUCCESS magazine’s top-thought leaders that get results — alongside names like Tony Robbins, Brené Brown, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Mel Robbins. His work has been featured on ESPN, NBC, Fox Business, and in USA Today.‍Today, Paul is on a mission to help individuals and organizations make better decisions faster. As the leading speaker on confidence in decision-making, he brings an always-on-offense mindset to a world that’s increasingly playing defense. In this episode, Ryan and Paul discuss the importance of culture, a strategy for making decisions faster, how Paul worked his way up with no experience, the inspiration of his father, and much more.
    Mentioned on the Show:
    * Find Paul Epstein here:
    https://www.paulepsteinspeaks.com/
    * Get Paul’s book: https://www.paulepsteinspeaks.com/better-decisions-faster-book
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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Great Podcast

Been listening to Ryan for years. His new podcast is a great balance of technical advice and inspiration for both novice and experienced writers

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Great Podcast for Writers

I have really enjoyed this podcast. It is packed with great tips, advice, and inspiration for writers. Some days it was exactly what I needed to hear and I can’t recommend it enough.

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Glad he’s back!

I really enjoyed the previous podcast and this reboot is great. I feel like the 10 rules for life were practically written for me! Especially the first few. Keep up the great work!

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