5 episodes

This is the Parable: musings on Design, Faith, and Life with Stephen Olmstead.

The Parable Stephen Olmstead

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This is the Parable: musings on Design, Faith, and Life with Stephen Olmstead.

    Saying No, to Say Yes

    Saying No, to Say Yes

    Saying 'no' to someone should be easy right? How can saying a simple, two-letter word cause so much angst in individuals. In this episode Stephen talks about how habitual 'yes-giving' can be a recipe for disaster when applied to your priorities.

    • 14 min
    Patterns for Longterm Career Building

    Patterns for Longterm Career Building

    What exactly makes someone good at building a respected, successful career over the long haul? We’re talking careers that span 20, 30, 40-years long. In this episode Stephen discusses four patterns and traits of successful long-term career builders:

    1) They’re not afraid to embrace the role of sidekick.
    2) They seek sustained balance over short-term extremes.
    3) They pursue simplicity in systems and processes.
    4) They temper all of their endeavors with optimistic realism.

    • 13 min
    Being Vulnerable in Groups

    Being Vulnerable in Groups

    Being vulnerable with others can be a difficult thing to do, especially when its in a group setting. Stephen shares his experience of learning how to be vulnerable in a group setting at an event like Epicurrence and tips for those looking to open up when trust doesn't come easy.

    • 11 min
    Using a Trailer as a Home Office

    Using a Trailer as a Home Office

    Stephen talks about his experience with using a trailer as his daily home office. Can a setup like that actually work out long-term? What are the benefits? How do you pick one? What do you need to know before you take the plunge on a setup like this?

    • 17 min
    Discipline Begets Discipline

    Discipline Begets Discipline

    Diligently cultivating healthy discipline in any area of life is time well spent. The hardest part is getting started, but once you do, a treasure trove of stacking benefits begins to occur as one successful habit encourages and begets another.

    • 6 min

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