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Your nine-minute dose of wisdom. We provide insights, inspiration and ideas to help you get un-stuck, re-inspired ... to help you get better at life!

The Main Thing Podcast Skip Lineberg

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Your nine-minute dose of wisdom. We provide insights, inspiration and ideas to help you get un-stuck, re-inspired ... to help you get better at life!

    J.B. Chaykowsky Shares Transformative Wisdom

    J.B. Chaykowsky Shares Transformative Wisdom

    Welcome back to the Main Thing Podcast. I’m your host Skip Lineberg.
    Our special guest, J.B. Chaykowsky, is a designer and creative who leads a globally dispersed design team for Intuit, the storied silicon valley fin-tech company.
    When the aroma of fresh coffee beans became J.B.’s ritual for grounding his creative spirit, it was evident that his approach to design was intertwined with staying firmly in the moment. Our conversation takes you on a journey through J.B.’s philosophy, where the essence of being present is not only a practice but a testament to the rich tapestry of life as a designer at creative professional. We explore the profound 'why' behind every stroke of creativity and how it breathes life into his work.
    There's something magical about the crossroads of fate and decision-making. As we unravel stories of pivotal changes, such as JB’s leap across the pond to London, we uncover how every choice carves a step closer to the person we yearn to become. Settle in and relax. Over the next nine minutes, you will discover why J.B. Chaykowsky is one of the wisest people I know.
    More About Our Guest
    J.B. Chaykowsky’s personal mission is to make technology more poetic. He enjoys traveling with his wife and son. J.B. is enamored with the intersection of people, technology, and philosophy.
    J.B. joins us from his home in London.
     
    Resources
    J.B.’s personal website
    Connect with J.B. on LinkedIn
    Book recommended by J.B. in this episode:  Principles by Ray Dalio
    Episode 94 featuring Pamela Kesling
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
    Graphic Design + Social Media Chloe Lineberg
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store. Become a patron of the show and support us on Patreon with funding. Purchase a book from our curated collection on Bookshop.  
    Episode Chapters
    [0:03:02] - The art and social fabric of coffee
    [0:04:50] - J.B. takes us inside the creative life; being a design professional
    [0:05:51] - How Skip and J.B. are connected
    [0:06:26] - The power of every decision
    [0:07:35] - J.B. reveals his Main Thing
    [0:09:23] - Gleaning wisdom from Ray Dalio and Dwight Schrute
    [0:13:12] - Recognizing the need for wisdom; living with intent

    • 14 min
    Parker Klein Shares Memorable Wisdom

    Parker Klein Shares Memorable Wisdom

    Welcome to the Main Thing Podcast! I’m your host Skip Lineberg.
    Join us today for a wisdom-packed session with Parker Klein, the tech entrepreneur who's changing the game with his ingenious platform, Twos App.
    Parker Klein, a San Diego native and Vanderbilt alum, sits down with me to share his journey from working with tech giants to bravely venturing into the world of startups. In our conversation, we unravel the threads of wisdom that have influenced Parker’s pursuit of improving how we remember and connect in our digital lives.
    You’ll get an insider's look into how Parker's work with Qualcomm, Trustwork and Google has shaped his vision for Twos. Discover how his platform is not just an app, but a life-enhancing tool for productivity and memory.
    Prior to co-founding Twos and launching the eponymous app, Parker developed four of his own applications, all designed to improve people's self-awareness and help them remember their lives. When not programming, Parker enjoys reading biographies and books on philosophy. He also loves walking and running on the Tampa Riverwalk.
    Parker joins us today from Tampa, Florida.
    Click in and get ready. Over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Parker Klein is one of the wisest people I know.
     
    Resources
    Learn about Twos App - the best place to write things down
    Download Twos from the App Store
    Visit the Twos YouTube channel
    Parker’s personal website
    Episode 95 featuring Clay Davis
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store. Buy a book from our curated wisdom collection on bookshop.org. Become a patron and support us on Patreon with funding.  
    Episode Chapters
    [0:03:40] - Much to love about Tampa and the Tampa Riverwalk
    [0:04:17] - Why our host Skip loves the Twos App
    [0:05:40] - The inspiration that sparked Twos App
    [0:07:50] - How we’re connected; Clay Davis
    [0:08:48] - Find out how to unlock 17 add’l minutes of Parker’s wisdom
    [0:09:48] - Parker shares his Main Thing
    [0:11:56] - Absent this wisdom, Google might just stress you out
    [0:12:33] - Can fear get in the way of our creativity?

    • 14 min
    Veronica Lewis Shares Uplifting Wisdom

    Veronica Lewis Shares Uplifting Wisdom

    Welcome back to The Main Thing Podcast. I’m your host Skip Lineberg, bringing you another dose of wisdom.
    Listen in as Veronica Lewis, a beacon of optimism and avid adventurer of West Virginia's wilderness, joins us to share her profound journey towards personal equilibrium and mindfulness. We navigate through her transition from being swamped by life's hurdles to her pursuit of peace through stress management and the art of mindfulness. Veronica's transformative experience not only brought her happiness and harmony but also a sense of purpose. Our conversation further explores masculine and feminine energies, shedding light on how balance can influence our daily existence. Veronica's narrative is a powerful reminder of the significance of self-care and the relentless quest for wisdom in the face of life's trials.
    Brief Bio for Our Wise Guest
    Veronica Lewis has been involved in policy, politics, government and community affairs in various roles since 2012. She was recognized as one of West Virginia’s Generation Next 40 under 40, enjoys public speaking, and has a passion for exploring the outdoor gems of West Virginia. When she’s not chasing waterfalls and hiking, you can find Veronica working on her personal development through mindfulness training, or with a book in her hand. Veronica resides in Jackson County where she volunteers her time and invests in her community. 
    Get ready over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Veronica Lewis is one of the wisest people I know.
     
    Resources
    Connect with Veronica Lewis on LinkedIn.
    Wonder and Grow website - providing mindful nature experiences
    Book mentioned on this show - “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store. Buy a book from our curated wisdom collection on bookshop.org. Become a patron of the show and support us on Patreon with funding.  
    Episode Chapters
    [0:02:47] - Veronica’s love of West Virginia’s outdoor beauty
    [0:03:37] - How we’re connected; Wonder and Grow
    [0:04:53] - Veronica faced a challenge; her decision to change
    [0:06:51] - Masculine and feminine energies; the importance of balance
    [0:10:50] - Veronica shares her Main Thing
    [0:12:15] - Recognizing the body’s distress signals; taking time for yourself
    [0:13:53] - Trusting our intuition
     

    • 14 min
    Season Four Recap - Shopping at Wisdom Market with Rachel Bell

    Season Four Recap - Shopping at Wisdom Market with Rachel Bell

    Welcome to The Main Thing Podcast - and a very special year-end episode!Pressed for time and desperately needing to publish the final episode of 2023, our harried host, Skip Lineberg, takes you along on a grocery run. Podcasting from a moving vehicle is not recommended, by the way.
    No sooner than Skip sets foot inside Wisdom Market, he encounters his good friend, Rachel Bell. The two embark on a brief shopping journey - together.  They’re not looking for bread, milk, eggs or coffee. What they are shopping for may surprise you!
    Along their journey through Wisdom Market, Rachel and Skip share some favorite moments from Season Four. Their picks and faves include prior shows, as well as books discussed on the podcast. A surprise guest appears when they tussle with a cantankerous grocery store manager. Can you guess who plays this cameo role?
     
    Brief Bio for Rachel Bell
    Rachel Bell is a book publishing professional and startup founder who is on a mission to propel the book industry forward. She works with authors, distributors, printers and brands to elevate and amplify their stories.
    Rachel is co-founder of Overcup Press, an award-winning independent publishing company. During the early stages of COVID-19, when the book industry faced supply chain and distributions issues, Rachel founded Printer’s Row, a business-to-business online marketplace. Her previous publishing experience includes Adweek Magazines and Pomegranate Communications. Rachel Bell is driven by the power of books to save us, give us a window into the larger world, and preserve humanity through storytelling. She joins us from Portland, Oregon.
    Resources
    Clyde Custom Publishing
    Overcup Press
    Our Curated Wisdom Book Collection on BookShop.org
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
    Graphic Design Chloe Lineberg
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store Purchase a book from our curated collection at Bookshop Become a patron of the show and support us on Patreon with funding.  
    Episode Chapters
    [0:00:01] - Shopping for Wisdom and Inspiration
    [0:05:27] - Discoveries in Brain, Soul, Food
    [0:21:57] - Book Recommendations and Grocery Shopping
    [0:33:06] - Skip and Bob Discuss What’s Coming in 2024 on the Podcast

    • 36 min
    Larry Ambrose Shares Resolute Wisdom

    Larry Ambrose Shares Resolute Wisdom

    Welcome back to The Main Thing Podcast. Our special guest today is someone I’ve known for quite a while. He’s an incredibly resilient, strong and hope-filled person. Larry Ambrose was living the life of his dreams as a husband, father and corporate executive with GE when tragedy struck, and his wife suddenly passed away two months after giving birth to their eighth child.
    By the grace of God and the help of a small army of a support system, he was able to stabilize and continue to raise his family and excel in his career.  But six years of trying to do it all eventually took its toll, and Larry was forced to take a leave of absence. A gut-wrenching and soul-searching process resulted in a new life mission statement for Larry. He made the decision to walk away from a company and career that he loved, to stay home and raise his children.
    Today, with the goal of achieving a life of joy and now thriving again, Larry Ambrose is fulfilling his life’s mission completely. Larry and fiancée Dawne Jacoby have launched #Grit2Grace - a company designed to offer hope, inspiration, and real-world solutions to those who need it. Through their speaking, coaching, book writing and podcasting, they teach how faith, resilience and doing the hard work can help you get unstuck, find your true purpose, and live a life of joy.
    Larry joins us today from his home in Philadelphia.
    Get ready! Over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Larry Ambrose is one of the wisest - and strongest - people I know.
     
    Resources
    “His and Her Life Hacks Podcast” on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts
    Connect with Larry on LinkedIn
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
    Graphic Design + Social Media Chloe Lineberg
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store. Become a patron of the show and support us on Patreon with funding. Purchase a book from our curated collection on Bookshop.  
    Episode Chapters
    0:03:07 - Lifelong connections
    0:05:13 - When tragedy struck
    0:08:37 - Reaching the breaking point
    0:10:53 - Crying out to God; transformation through faith and prayer
    0:12:47 - Making a uncommon and crucial decision; gaining clarity
    0:14:44 - A new path and new ventures; living into the new mission.
    0:17:08 - Larry reveals his Main Thing wisdom
    0:18:15 - The trouble with trying to dodge pain
     
     

    • 20 min
    Sherman Lineberg Shares Healing Wisdom

    Sherman Lineberg Shares Healing Wisdom

    Welcome to our Centennial show … the Hundo, number 100. An episode this special deserves a very special guest, and I have one for you. This guest is the youngest person ever to appear on our show. Despite his younger age, you will quickly discover that he is truly wise, thanks to his lived experience.
    Sherman Lineberg is an 18-year-old, talented young man who has overcome serious adversity and challenges in his life, including a four-year journey through an autoimmune illness. He is courageous and resilient. He is my son.
    Sherman is a recent high school graduate and part time student at Marshall University, where he is studying cyber forensic science. Sherman is a two time state champion in eSports, where he captained his high school squad. He's also a talented golfer and bowler. He's a gifted problem solver who's adept with electronic and mechanical repair. Sherman is presently working as a bowling alley mechanic.
    He joins us today in person, here inside Parkwood Studios in Charleston, West Virginia.
    Get ready, over the next 30 minutes in this special 100th episode, we will tee up some serious wisdom.
     
    Resources
    Contact Sherman on Discord: Splash313
    Sherman’s functional medicine doctor - Kanodia MD website
     
    Credits
    Editor + Technical Advisor Bob Hotchkiss
    Brand + Strategy Advisor Andy Malinoski
    PR + Partnerships Advisor Rachel Bell
    Graphic Design Chloe Lineberg
     
    Stay Connected with Us on Social
    YouTube @themainthingpod
    Twitter @themainthingpod
    Instagram @themainthingpod
    Facebook  @TheMainThingPod
    LinkedIn
     
    How Can You Help Support the Growth of this Podcast?
    Become a subscriber. Share the podcast with one or two friends. Follow us on social media @TheMainThingPod Buy some Main Thing Merch from our Merchandise Store. Become a patron of the show and support us on Patreon with funding.  
    Episode Chapters
    [0:00:01 - 0:04:30] - Intro, Welcome and Guest Bio; thoughts on being the son of a podcaster
    [0:05:02 - 0:09:20] - Sherman’s four-year journey through an autoimmune illness; seeking and finding care
    [0:09:21 - 0:12:25] - Holding onto hope; advice for others battling extended illnesses or challenges
    [0:12:46 - 0:17:57] - Tapping into Sherman’s main-thing wisdom; the Hoover Dam - learning to release; applications of Sherman’s wisdom;  warning signs and pain points; faith in God
    [0:17:58 - 0:22:45] - Looking ahead; new aspirations and hope; advice for parents whose child with an extended, invisible illness; Outro
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    Show Notes prepared with resource assistance from https://podium.page

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

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The Main Thing

Skip’s interviews and inquiries “stir the pot” of eclectic pod-thinkers. Just the right amount of probing questions and directed interview. His guests span the social waterfront… and not one shy responder! Keep ‘em coming!

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Skip does an AMAZING job at helping people find the main thing!!

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