Where Business, Fitness, & Family Overlap
Faith: Core Value 1 #124
Admit it - while this year’s new episodes have been amazing, informative and full of edu-tainment, there is something you’ve been yearning for, something that this podcast has time and again brought to you that you’ve just come to rely on it - it is your business Gibraltar monkey, that ever-constant thing that will always be there for you and make you feel safe, comfy and warm, a Linus blanket for your entrepreneurial inner child.
So, it should be no great surprise this week that our topic is (drum roll … drum roll … drum roll … cymbal crash) EOS is back, back, back, back, back, back again baby. And this time, our boys Sid and Keith aren’t just bringing EOS with them; they are bringing a completely different business acronym that we’re sure you’re going to love just as much as you do EOS … or maybe not quite as much, but definitely like the tier below EOS because we know with y’all, your relationship with EOS is both real and deep.
This new device that is vital for your everyday life - the VTO (Vision Traction Organizer). What does it do? Things! How does it work? Well! Did you listen to the episode at all before you wrote these notes? Nope! But, it doesn’t really matter because we know that you are already so hooked on what VTO will do for you that you stopped reading these notes a paragraph ago when you saw EOS was back, so we know we can write pretty much total nonsense here and still get paid for the week.
So, if you’re still reading, go listen to this week’s episode so that we don’t lose our dental plan. It’s a solid dental plan and we’ve got some Brits on the writing staff…
Passivity Has A Price #123
What do Forrest Gump, Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, Captain Marvel and Karl Childers of “Sling Blade” have in common? Answer: something that should best be avoided in life and in characteristics of movie protagonists - passivity. Passivity will always be remembered by those in the know as something to be avoided (And to further prove that passivity leads to problems, the reason that last sentence felt weird to read? Yep … written in the passive voice.)
On this episode of the Overlap Podcast, our boys Sid and Keith probe into the price of passivity with the purview of the pecuniary pursuits in which they participate - presenting practical plans and policies to police and purge that passivity as perfectly as possible. Missed opportunities, financial losses and diminished reputation are only a few side effects of choosing to live the passive life, and our boys will have anecdotal evidence that being proactive is the preferred philosophy to produce positive effects for you and your business.=
So, get out of the gutter of passivity and press onward and upward with this week’s episode of the Overlap Podcast.
You Already Messed Up Your New Years Resolution #122
In keeping with the theme of this week’s episode, the writing staff had a New Year’s Resolution they were going to be better about trying to finish these damn podcast notes well before they were due. And, yet, here we are barely into February writing these things on deadline in the wee hours of the morning because we’re horrible garbage people who will never change.
But… you, dear listeners, heed our warning from the Village of the Damned so that you do not find yourself weeping and gnashing in this pitfall with us. Thankfully, you’ve got our boys Sid and Keith on this week’s episode of the Overlap Podcast to take a deep dive into the why, how and where do we go from here of our likely lapsing or lapsed New Year’s resolutions. Don’t have the discipline? We’ll talk about it. Won’t be able to find the will? We’ll work with you. Can’t be bothered to even tune in to learn? We … well, you really have to help yourself at some point - we aren’t your damn nanny or anything.
Accountability, Goal Writing, SMART resolutions … yeah, we got ‘em all, so come get your head right and your 2024 season back on track early with this week’s episode of the Overlap Podcast.
The Cost of Leadership #121
In 1878, noted British comic opera legends W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan used their pens to create the timeless operetta “HMS Pinafore,” a work with numerous songs that have stood the test of time and are still beloved by … British people, Aaron Sorkin fans, Anglophiles and Victorian era time travelers stuck in our modern era. Sir Joseph’s song in Pinafore gives us a great jumping off point for our thesis this week, as he sings about his ascension from from “office boy at an attorney’s firm” to “Ruler of the Queen’s Navy,” an odd career arch given that he has never been to sea before nor ever been on a ship of any kind, though he finds himself cast upon the most difficult ship of them all to navigate - the LeaderShip. (Yeah, we know, roundabout way to get to the metaphor … the writing staff is going through it this week, so … show grace, people).
This week, our boys Sid and Keith will touch on a seldom-approached topic of leadership - the costs therein. Examining intentions, working within opportunities given, understanding reality versus unreality … well, let us just say that with this week’s episode, you’ll certainly be in a better place to govern your Leadership than the aforementioned late 1800s era fictional First Lord of the Admiralty.
So, tune in and turn up this week’s episode of The Overlap Podcast - you don’t want to miss this voyage.
Right Thing #120
On this week’s Overlap Podcast, you lucky listeners get to be on the cutting edge of the birth of a bouncing baby business adage, one that will grow over time to join the ranks of the top-tier GOAT adages that we have all come to know, expect and love like “Think outside the box,” “shift the paradigm,” “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and even “My door is always open” … you heard it here first folks, the next great business adage is going to be “Never ruin an opportunity to be helpful.”
Our boys Sid and Keith will define, dissect and discuss the meaning, evolution and application of this new phrase amongst phrases and show you why this new adage is one that you do actually need to incorporate into your day-to-day business life. (And while we are here, stop saying “synergy” … and “guesstimate” … out here looking clown shoes with your nonsense babble words).
See, we just found a way to not ruin an opportunity to be helpful to y’all - so return the favor by checking out this week’s episode.
Who Not How #119
Talent Maps. Impact Filters. Culture as a Guardrail. With phrases like these in store for this week’s episode, a set of scenarios could currently exist - renegade influencers have hijacked the podcast and turned it into a makeup tutorial, our boys have somehow managed to conjure up the ghost of Canadian philosopher and media theorist Marshall McLuhan for a rousing conversation, or we are getting a deep dive into the terrific tome “Who Not How” by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy. Which one is it? We’ll never tell…
Except it’s obviously the third one, as fun as watching the ghost of Marshall McLuhan tell Keith that he “knows nothing of my work” would be … maybe next month.
But this week, our boys Sid and Keith give you the tools of the trade that will allow you to do all of the -ations that you and your business truly need: motivation, visualization, innovation, emphasization, idealization and culturification… we think that last one is actually a word…
But, Writing Staff, what about that bit about culture and guardrails you mentioned at the beginning? Well, dear, dear, listeners… you ought to know by now that the only way you’ll get that explained is to tune in and turn up this week’s Overlap Podcast.
I have little to no understanding of most of the business terms discussed on the show, but the hosts do a great job of explaining things at a lower level of abstraction. And the writing staff that does the podcast notes needs therapy or medication or both.
Real world advice
These guys take consultant level ideas and bring them into experience based, understandable advice. They are a fun listen and have great guests. Look forward to this podcast every week.
Must listen for small business owners
Sid and Keith do an incredible job of giving real world advice that every small business owners can use. They are also honest and transparent about their struggles, shortcomings, and failures, which any business owner has. It’s nice to know you aren’t alone! This podcast has helped me tremendously in starting my company.