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A bi-weekly podcast by William Sterling designed to motivate, challenge, and inspire you. From motivational speaking to thought provoking interviews, and scripted content, Will keeps you on your toes. But you'll always be left feeling uplifted. From Straw Hut Media.

The Motivation Report Straw Hut Media

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    • 4.9 • 126 Ratings

A bi-weekly podcast by William Sterling designed to motivate, challenge, and inspire you. From motivational speaking to thought provoking interviews, and scripted content, Will keeps you on your toes. But you'll always be left feeling uplifted. From Straw Hut Media.

    Subscribe now to History. Rated R. - EP3 - The Mexican-American War

    Subscribe now to History. Rated R. - EP3 - The Mexican-American War

    I'll be posting one more episode here in the MREP feed for you listeners who haven't yet subscribed. But head over to our show page on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your pods and subscribe to History. Rated R. to keep hearing Craig and I's dulcet tones!
    President James K. Polk wanted more shit (read: more land). So he sacrifices some soldiers in Texas to motivate going to war with Mexico to take more of their land. Only they got it from Indigenous Peoples before them. This begins the Mexican-American war and a long history of coming around to saying, "no one is illegal on stolen land." Plus, the Atta Boy cocktail and the history of its bartender inventor Harry Craddock. (Shout out to Carrie Frazier!) Stir one up and drink along with us!
    The Atta Boy
    2 parts dry gin
    1 part dry vermouth
    1/4 tsp grenadine
    Garnish with an aspired orange rind
    Stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

    • 40 min
    Presenting...History. Rated R. - EP2 - Andrew Jackson's Bandwagon and 6 Year Rum Campaign

    Presenting...History. Rated R. - EP2 - Andrew Jackson's Bandwagon and 6 Year Rum Campaign

    Motivation Report fans, have you listened to History. Rated R. yet?? Head on over to the showpage on apple, spotify, and wherever you get yuor podcasts to rate, review, and subscribe so you don't miss an episode of my new podcast!
    Andrew Jackson was a big ol' piece a sh*t! And his bid for the President lasted six years. Outside of being responsible for the massacre and mistreatment of indigenous people amongst other awful things, he also...invented the bandwagon? Let's take this guy off the $20 for God's sake.
    Also, the history of lasagna! Cook, listen, and eat with us using Craig's recipe below!
    CRAIG'S LASAGNA (for four)
    Before you start cooking you should read through the recipe to make sure you have all the ingredients prepared and ready to use:
    Step 1: Cover the bottom of a sauce pan with olive oil, place over a burner, and raise burner to medium heat.  Add half a cup of chopped red onion and half a cup of Anaheim chillies (or green pepper).  Stir and cook until onions are translucent.
    Step 2: Add three chopped garlic cloves and a pound of Italian sausage to the onion mixture.  Mix thoroughly until meat is cooked.
    Step 3: Add one can of diced tomatoes and one small can of tomato paste to the meat and onion mix.  Sprinkle with a tablespoon of dried oregano and a tablespoon of  dried basil.  Add salt to taste. Stir in half a cup of water.
    Step 4: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and place 6 strips of lasagna noodles in the pot.  Cook for eight minutes and then remove the strips from the water with tongues and place the strips on a non-stick surface.
    Step 5: Lightly coat a loaf pan with oil and then place a thin layer of the meat sauce on the bottom.
    Step 6: Place two strips of lasagna noodles over the meat sauce, then spoon a layer of meat sauce over the noodles.  Cover the meat sauce with a checkerboard of diced mozzarella and half teaspoons of ricotta cheese.
    Step 7: Place two strips of lasagna noodles of the cheese, then spoon a layer of meat sauce over the noodles.Cover the meat sauce with a checkerboard of diced mozzarella and half teaspoons of ricotta cheese.
    Step 8: Cover the cheese with two strips of lasagna noodles, then cover the noodles with the remaining meat sauce.  Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese.
    Step 9: Heat your oven to 375 degrees, place the loaf pan in the oven for 45 minutes.
    Step 10: Remove the lasagna from the oven, slice and serve.
    WILL'S APPLEBEES-KNEES QUESADILLA APPETIZER
    Saute jalapenos, garlic, and shallots in 1 tbsp of butter and a dash of salt, pepper, and cumin. Add to a tortilla lined with Kraft American cheese. Top with another tortilla. Fry in 1 tbsp of high smoke point oil until crispy on one side, then flip and fry the other side until crispy and cheese is melted.

    • 43 min
    Introducing My New Podcast...History. Rated R.

    Introducing My New Podcast...History. Rated R.

    Motivation Report fans!! I'm debuting my new podcasting here to help move any of you who still have love in your hearts for ol' Will Sterling. Head on over to the History. Rated R. showpage on Apple, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts, subscribe, rate, review, you know the drill. Don't miss out!
    We have DNA evidence that Thomas Jefferson slept with Sally Hemings, a biracial enslaved woman that he owned (and fathered the children of). So, John Adams tells his son to spread word of this to the papers to try to do Jefferson dirty. In retaliation, Thomas Jefferson accuses John Adams of procuring prostitues for the Czar of Russia (fake news). How did these former friends and founding fathers become bitter rivals in their race for the Presidency?
    Plus, the history of the martini! Want to sip along while you listen? Here's Craig's recipe for our shared cocktail of choice.
    Dr. Craig R. Smith's INFAOUS Gin Martini
    In a shaker with ice...a splash of vodka (calm down!), half a cap of dry vermouth, two ounces London dry gin. Shake twenty times. Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a stuffed olive, lemon twist, or slice of cucumber.

    • 33 min
    The End is the Beginning

    The End is the Beginning

    After almost 4 years and 69 episodes, The Motivation Report has reached its final chapter. It has been an undeniably incredible adventure in producing this show. And before I moved on to something new, it was important to me to give the show the ending it deserves. I am a sucker for a good ending, after all.
    I am so filled with gratitude for your listenership, for sharing these life lessons I've learned along the way. Because, as it turns out, in the end the lessons were not just mine to impart to you. They were also mine to learn. I have become a better man because of this show. Because of you. Thank you for listening. Thank you for supporting. Thank you for writing in. It will always be one of the most important creative projects of my life. Where I am going I could not have gone, without The Motivation Report. And without you. So, wherever that may be, I hope you'll join me on that next adventure.
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    • 21 min
    The Necessity of Suffering

    The Necessity of Suffering

    Is it possible to entirely eliminate suffering from your life? And even if you could, what would your life ACTUALLY look like? We tend to think that finding happiness or peace within our lives requires the elimination suffering. But if there were no bad day, how could we know and appreciate the good days? Suffering isn't simply a byproduct of bad decisions, it is a necessity in life. Unfortunately, you will suffer. But if you can find the tools to help you properly deal with that pain, only then you will come into a place of knowing how to be truly happy. If you can't hide from pain, why not learn to fight it?
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    • 20 min
    Perfection is Cancelled

    Perfection is Cancelled

    "Cancel culture" has come to represent a lot of things. For some, it's a necessity in order to remove from positions of influence and power, people who are toxic. But for others, it almost feels like no one is safe. Everyone's past has transgressions, and should we be held to the fire for who we used to be or is it more important to focus on the growth and change of who we are becoming? If we hold one another to the standard of perfection, we have no other option but to fail. So let's cancel perfection. Let's become better. Let's be who we are meant to be.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

CassiusReborn ,

Thank you William

Late 2018 or the beginning of 2019 is when I started listening. I was going through some terrible times and on my way to the gym, I found this podcast. This podcast played a big part in my growth and I’m glad to have experienced this journey. William, I truly want to say thank you. Only podcast to make me cry (the grieving episode) and to just make me realize what evil what was going on with me and others. You helped me find myself and become more selfish. Glad you will now be the person you want to be. I truly will never forget this podcast.

Matthewdylan1 ,

Willie Needs A Raise

Not only do I find myself shouting YAAAAAAS multiples times throughout this podcast, the sound effects are also perfect. Check it out! Will does an amazing job each episode. It really gets me pumped for the week ahead. 10/10

Travisscott5 ,

Phenomenal work

A great podcast. Will does amazing job

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