Podcasting Your Global Career

Podcasting Your Global Career

By James Kevin O'Connor

Chaplain James Kevin O'Connor, Music Row Recording Artist presents "Podcasting Your Global Career" featuring in-depth interviews with Authors, Speakers, Thought Leaders, and the best original Indie Music Artists from around the world. Also featuring original comedy sketches, and spiritual shows, all shows feature strong entertainment-based messaging and promote undiscovered talent, along with all original music created by James, and or his guests. The show was designed to lift, promote, and showcase talented professionals at the top of their game, along with the creative "music stars" of our future, all designed to entertain, educate and inform the listening podcast artistic community. All content is presented in an entertainment format, join the "The Master Story Teller" James Kevin O'Connor

Episodes

420. Shevy Smith, A True Artist, An Inspiration, and a Heart of Gold!

Shevy Smith, a Los Angeles-based composer and producer, embarked on her illustrious career by signing a publishing deal as a teenager with Froehlig-Palmer Music/ Famous Music in Nashville. A recipient of the prestigious ProMax Gold award and an Emmy-nominated producer/composer, Shevy's influence extends beyond the realm of music. In 2019, she joined forces with Khalid Jones to establish Elite Shout, a creative firm dedicated to leveraging emerging technology for groundbreaking opportunities in the music industry. Ultimate Playlist, the first-of-its-kind music discovery app, was launched in 2023 in partnership with the Arizona Lottery. Transitioning from a staff writer and college touring artist, Shevy's journey led her to the west coast in 2008, where she became the visionary force behind Forte Poesy—a groundbreaking music education program focused on empowering youth through the art of songwriting and musicianship. Her innovative curriculum reached across the globe, implemented in public and private schools in iconic cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and London. Simultaneously, Shevy showcased versatility by writing, voicing, producing, and engineering numerous national TV and film campaigns for major networks like ABC, NBC, Soapnet, and ESPN. Shevy is the Board Co-President for the Afghan Women's Writing Project and a proud member of the Alliance of Women Film Composers. For more on Shevy's extraordinary journey, visit www.shevysmith.com. www.shevysmith.com https://www.ultimateplaylist.app   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here  https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
08/03/2438m 7s

419. Bob Nissim, Helping and Educating Friends and Customers in The Financial Services Arena

Bob Nissim, Helping and Educating Friends and Customers in The Financial Services Arena Bob has been serving people through the financial services industry since first getting licensed to sell real estate in California in 1979. In 1983, Bob got licensed in the securities industry with series 7 & 63 licenses and went on to spend 25 years mostly as a bond trader and portfolio manager for institutional investors. He is now using his expertise building two businesses.  He is also a founding member in a growing life insurance agency. He also has a business consulting practice that operates completely on a contingency basis.  He get’s paid when the business receives money.  He love’s this model because it puts his interests in perfect alignment. He is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident, and has been married to the same amazing woman for over 42 years.  They have 2 beautiful daughters who are both married and have blessed them with 6 grandchildren.  They love spending time with family and taking advantage of all the amazing outdoor activities this great state has to offer.   Bob’s Links: https://www.facebook.com/bob.nissim.3 linkedin.com/in/bobnissim https://www.alignable.com/concord-ca/solve-for-why-y-consulting   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
01/03/2428m 8s

418. Jacqueline Hernandez, redefining employee development using strategy, positioning and communication.

In addition to Organizational development, Strategy coaching, and positioning herself as a leader, here is more about what Jacqueline does for her clients! I am an organic native to the Silicon Valley and greater Bay Area, with established roots in organizational development. Growing up in the epic center of a technology boom, surrounded by startups and innovated ideas has given me a playground with a variety of sandboxes to play in. My experience and decision making is built around the data of personally watching companies fail and succeed. Understanding what decisions led to those outcomes, what timelines were not met and why, what happens when the budget is not enough for the project at hand or staying in tuned with the latest technology that will close the gap on project deadlines, while at the same time maintaining personal relationships with clients.  These project management insights coupled with a large understanding of company culture, employee behavior and the importance of partner development has made me a key player in any organization small or large, complex problems to building roadmaps for company succession and most importantly having a hand in making those plans and company goals a reality. I am largely an action taker, the roll up your sleeves, get in the trenches kind of partner. I look at challenges as an opportunity to use current experience as a starting point to  find new ways to get to a solution and use different tool enhancements to achieve greater outcomes.     Jacqueline’s Links: Entrepreneurial-empire.com WWW.CONSULTJACQUELINE.COM https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneurial-empire/id1679037732   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
23/02/2426m 11s

417. Adam Smith The UK Life Coach Advocates An Alcohol Free Life Style For Enhancing Your Abilities!

Adam Smith is a Live coach who also advocates for a  clean alcohol free and focused life style. Life Coach for Executives and Business Owners. Gain clarity, develop resilience, remove alcohol and perform better in and out of work. 121 Coaching | Retreats | Online Courses Talks about #lifecoaching, #mentalhealth, #mindsetcoaching, #executivecoaching, and #healthandwellness Talks about hashtag lifecoaching, hashtag mentalhealth, hashtag mindsetcoaching, hashtag executivecoaching, and hashtag healthandwellness Leeds, England, United Kingdom     Adams Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-smith-high-performance-coach https://www.instagram.com/adamsmith_agame/ http://www.agameconsultancy.com/ http://www.agameconsultancy.com/ adamsmith@agameconsultancy.com   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
16/02/2430m 22s

416. Lyndsay Phillips, Teaching YOU! How to use Podcasting to be The "Go To Expert"

Lyndsay Phillips commands attention from both sides of the mic, she offers her clients the following: Podcast Publishing, Promotion & Leveraging [Speaker, Podcast Host & Guest] You invest A LOT into podcasting, whether you are a host or a guest. Your time, your resources, your team, and money. So why not LEVERAGE the HECK out of it and…skyrocket your visibility, be seen as the go-to-expert, create consistent content and optimize for lead generation. With Smooth Business Podcasting are a content marketing firm at the core, but experts in the podcasting industry. Sure we produce amazing podcast, but our LOVE is leveraging podcasts (whether you are a host or a guest) through our Podcast Leverage System and Podcast Guest Leverage System. We believe in taking the project management off your plate, give you peace of mind and truly LEVERAGE your content and podcast to it's fullest, so you aren't killing yourself trying to figure out what to post and truly get the ROI you deserve out of your podcast. Want to see what opportunities you are missing as podcast guest? Why not get a Podcast Guest Leverage Audit? Currently complimentary, but we will be charging soon! Head to our resource page to request yours. And if you want more tips on how to leverage your podcast for higher growth be sure to tune in to my Leverage Your Podcast Show on my site, or search for it in your favorite podcast app! Lyndsay’s Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyndsayphillips http://www.smoothbusinessgrowth.com/ https://leverageyourpodcastshow.com/ https://www.leverageyourpodcast.com/free   Please subscribe to James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
09/02/2429m 6s

415. Shez Mehra, Taking Us Back To The Present, Which Is All About Appreciating Sound, and Music!

Shez Mehra is an award-winning creative entrepreneur, founder, strategic advisor, producer, and DJ. He specializes in audio branding, partnerships, entertainment, and experience design for some of the most celebrated brands and organizations in the world. Establishing his career in audio and sound as an open-format DJ, Shez formed his global-facing perspective on the power of music and how the manipulation of sound and experience can alter people’s behaviors. He traveled the world extensively as an open-format DJ and performed at events for John Legend, The Weeknd, Usher, Lady Gaga, TIFF, Montreal Grand Prix, Paris Fashion Week, and LVMH, to name a few. During this time, Shez also worked as a producer, creating music with artists like Drake and Clipse, and is decorated as one of North America’s top open-format DJs. Applying his knowledge of events and culture led Shez to establish The 194 Group, a firm that helps organizations produce live experiences, engage audiences and amplify brands. The 194 Group has helped create many amazing experiences, working alongside brands like Four Seasons, Google, Mastercard, Nike, BMW, Aston Martin, MLS, Rolls Royce, Harley-Davidson, Samsung, Shopify, TEDx, and more. Songtradr is the world’s largest B2B music company, delivering the only full-stack solution for all business music needs. We're on a mission to change the music industry for good through technology, creativity, and transparency. Trusted by global businesses, agencies, and labels, our fully integrated products and services help amplify brands while enabling artists and rights holders to realize the full potential of their catalog. Whether with a classic song or a trending tune, a global music strategy or a sonic identity, we help translate ideas into powerful, ROI-driven solutions to ensure content always hits the right note. With the acquisition of Big Sync Music in 2019, Song Zu and MassiveMusic in 2021, and 7Digital in 2023, The Songtradr Group has become the largest network of music specialists for brands and advertising in the world. Thanks to our combined expertise, we offer a holistic music solution for brands and advertising agencies, ranging from strategizing the use of music and developing sonic identities for brands, to providing music creative, selection, and custom music creation, through to the negotiation and procurement of global hit songs for major advertising campaigns. Our approach balances the creative process with data-informed decisions providing clients with music-optimized content.   Shez’s Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shezmehra/?originalSubdomain=ca https://www.songtradr.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shezmehra?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3B%2FvEIFdW%2BTJGdOu9%2Bscn%2FXg%3D%3D http://audiobranding.ca/ http://rainamusic.com/ shez.mehra@songtradr.com   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
02/02/2435m 9s

414. Maria Aguirre, Aerospace, Author, Speaker, and High Performance Leadership Coach!

Maria Aguirre is a bestselling & international award-winning author, speaker, and high-performance leadership coach, with a wealth of experience under her belt. With a remarkable 28-year career in corporate leadership, particularly in Aerospace Operations, Maria has now dedicated her time to sharing her insights and supporting aspiring leaders in fully embracing their role and purpose. Her mission is to assist them in discovering meaning and fulfillment in both their professional and personal lives, enabling them to consistently achieve high performance through self-leadership, effective team-building, and impactful communication. Maria firmly believes that, armed with the right tools, most leaders can establish profound connections with their teams and view their roles as opportunities to positively influence others. Author and accomplished aviation management professional with over 26 years of experience in Aerospace Operations, Maria’s high performance leadership coaching and training framework focuses on: leadership, team-building & effective communication. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Most people perceive success as having a balanced life, freedom, financial stability, and a fulfilling family life. 2. A defined destination, discipline, and good habits will get you where you want to be. 3. Do not be afraid to lead. Lead with a heart for people and integrity. Pour out everything you built inside of you into creating something that adds value to everyone around you.   Get a copy and be the first five entrepreneurs to get 50% off on 5- a week coaching program - The Square-Peg Leader Delusion on Amazon and The Square-Peg Leader Delusion on Barnes and Nobles   Maria’s Links: Website: https://meaningfulleaders.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariaaguirre/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meaningfulleaders/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PJDHRY21_cN44CmKApCeQ   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
26/01/2419m 59s

413. Tiago Faria is a business mentor in the “Help Industry” with a unique "Anti-Marketing" approach!

Tiago is a business mentor in the “Help Industry” with a unique "Anti-Marketing" approach. After working at the EU headquarters of Google for 8 years, he's been simplifying marketing and business to its core, and truly believes you already have everything you need in your world to grow a sustainable and fun business.   Tiago’s Links   https://tiagofaria.pt/ https://www.facebook.com/tiagofariapontopt https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiagofaria/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
19/01/2431m 17s

412. Dani Felt, CEO of Music Industry Mastery, TV Show Producer, Author & Artist.

Dani Felt is a Philadelphia-born artist who has adapted her music life in Music City. Her metamorphosis from singer/songwriter genre to the pop genre has exceeded the expectations of many. Felt spins tales of twisted love, dark secrets, and haunted stories. The dark pop sound of her music compliments her powerful and seductive voice. Felt will release her debut pop single “Queen” in August 2020. She has made a statement with her bold personality and hardcore vibe, a far cry from her early musical upbringings in musical theatre. This fierce woman has taken a daring direction with her new music and emulates the alternative pop sound. Queen is a representation of what every woman wants to be… and Dani is cheering all the ladies on. “We all want to feel empowered, embrace our sexuality with confidence and I want to show women that they can.” – Dani Felt Felt’s new single “Queen” is a forthcoming alternative/pop single that pulls no punches in its towering Imagine Dragons-inspired production and empowering message about women taking charge, both in the bedroom and in life. “ ‘Queen’ captures my alter-ego. I have always been seen as the nice girl, so I wanted to write a song that explores my own power and sends a message to men that women can be in charge.” In addition to working on her solo career, Dani has made a name for herself in the music industry as an artist coach along with running one of the most progressive music industry networks for business. The bold and daring new single is only a taste of what’s to come from the brand new Dani Felt who is about to take the pop world by storm. Dani Felt Singer/Songwriter CEO of music marketing agency: Music Industry Mastery TV Show Producer, Author, Course Creator, Business Coach Dani’s Links: https://instagram.com/danifeltinspires https://www.instagram.com/danifeltmusic/ https://danifelt.com/ https://musicindustrymastery.com/ https://musicindustryaccess.com/ https://danifeltmusic.com/     Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here  https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
12/01/2431m 23s

411. Doug Cornfield Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Pulling Each Other Along!

Doug Cornfield was a multi-sport athlete in high school and college who focused on Basketball and Track through his first year at Taylor University. After a National Championship in the 800m his freshman year at the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Track & Field Championships, Doug focused his full attention to running. Those efforts led to a full scholarship transfer to the University of Georgia (UGA) where he finished as a top contender in the SEC. Doug is still listed on several top ten performances of all time at his alma-mater UGA for both indoor and outdoor Track & Field. During his time at UGA Doug was a member of the Georgia All-State Cross Country Team. He also toured Europe in 1987 racing for Athletes in Action. Races are not all that Doug won. He became a top sales representative for a fast growing company now known as NEST Entertainment. This led to an appointment as the East Coast Regional Vice President in 1992. Sales for the company grew from $500,000 per year to a cash flow of $500,000 per week in just three years. In the 1990s, Doug went on to work for several other companies as a sales consultant to test new products. In March of 2000 Doug joined Merrill Lynch moving to Corning, NY. Doug returned to his entrepreneurial roots in 2009 when, during his time with Merrill Lynch, Doug met Dave Clark, the only professional baseball player to pitch from crutches. Doug’s son, Gideon, was born with neither arm developed and one leg shorter than the other and Doug was interested in meeting Dave to learn what Dave’s parents did and how they treated him as a child. Dave became both client and friend giving Doug a chance to learn more about this incredible man’s journey. Doug convinced Dave to partner and promote his amazing life’s story. They are now co-founders of the Dave Clark Foundation, Ltd,. The Dave Clark Foundation organizes and hosts disability sports events to encourage others within the disability community to Dream & Do. Doug's Links: www.d3day.com www.pullingeachotheralong.com www.apoundofkindness.com Disability Dream & Do Video Pulling Each Other Along Podcast   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
05/01/2422m 50s

410. Meshell R Baker empowering uninspired people to become unprecedented profit centers.

Empowering uninspired people to become unprecedented profit centers. Meshell Baker Enterprises (MBE) was founded to help women business owners, business owners and sales leaders empower their people to develop high-performance resilience and unstoppable confidence empowering them to deliver unprecedented results. Meshell along with her team, leverages her 25+ years of sales and leadership success in more than a dozen countries, to inspire energetic and collaborative communication. Participants acquire the knowledge, skills, and support to integrate success principles and fundamentals, cultivating markedly improved confidence and increased sustainable results. Meshell Baker is a Transformational Speaker and Coach inspiring teams, organizations, and audiences to improve engagement, increase retention, and implement high-performance resilience. She speaks, workshops, and coaches for women’s conferences, associations, professional organizations, and ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) in male-dominated industries on topics of Confidence, Imposter Syndrome, and Leadership. Meshell guides her clients to establish a repeatable process that empowers behavioral changes translating into high-performance results, and high-performance impact for sustainable unprecedented results. This is more than just new information and strategies; it is a systematic process of transforming mindset, behaviors, and success habits. The essential components of the process include Immersion Experience + Authentic Influence and Collaborative Communication Training + Confidence Coaching and Consistent Integration = Confident Accountability + Unprecedented Performance. Turning Chaos into Confidence | Chief Confidence Igniter | Transformative Keynote Speaker | Authentic Selling Alchemist | Championing Workplace Confidence | Confident Living Catalyst | Vision Mastery Strategist Meshell’s Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meshellrbaker?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BRK3n10rPRrCruQCPUg3FxQ%3D%3D   https://linktr.ee/meshellrbaker   meshell@meshellbaker.com   https://meshellrbaker.com/speaking/   Twitter https://twitter.com/MeshellRBaker   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
22/12/2330m 48s

409. Kevin Marcus Miller is the Real Tony Stark, Invincible, with a Heart of Gold!

Kevin Marcus Miller is the Real Tony Stark, Invincible, with a Heart of Gold! Unemployed in a coma to over $100M in customer success from 2019 to 2023 My goal is to give you the EXACT TOOLS I Used to go from Unemployed in a coma and Broke, to an award winning copywriter & podcast host with 53,000 members in my private community. Hey there! I’m Kevin Marcus Miller, affectionately known as the Comeback Kid. Imagine surviving not just one, but 12 Sudden Cardiac Arrests! I'm living proof that resilience knows no bounds. Through my captivating storytelling and dynamic podcast, I'm on a mission to empower a whopping 1 billion people with the exact tools they need to transform life's most crushing setbacks into unparalleled comebacks. Award Winning Copywriter | Documenting my Comeback after 12 Sudden Cardiac Arrests Full one sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E1H6OEkH0Sc5Z0O4pJNLWzK9OpNN95Po/view?usp=sharing Kevin’s Links: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/setbacks-to-comebacks/id1681633499 Setbacks to Comebacks Podcast Hey there! I’m Kevin Marcus Miller, affectionately known as the Comeback Kid. Imagine surviving not just one, but 12 Sudden Cardiac Arrests! I'm living proof that resilience knows no bounds. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinammiller/overlay/background-image/ https://www.facebook.com/allapproach kevin@allapproach.com   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
15/12/2330m 43s

408. Jackie Kilraine CEO of Expressing Optima and Amazing Brain Fitness

Jackie Kilraine is an experienced Doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Epigenetics, Neurofeedback, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Myofascial Release Therapy, Fibromyalgia and Wellness Coaching emphasizing empowering others to regain their natural state by uncovering the layers of their good health . Strong healthcare services professional graduated from Life Chiropractic College. Author of Codes of Longevity CEO of Expressing Optima and Amazing Brain Fitness Talks about #joy, #longevity, #epigenetics, #imagination, and #neuroscience Talks about hashtag joy, hashtag longevity, hashtag epigenetics, hashtag imagination, and hashtag neuroscience Amazing Brain Fitness Life Chiropractic College Warner Robins, Georgia, United States  Connect with Jackie! https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-kilraine-dc-bcn-6280a563/   https://www.facebook.com/jackie.barroso.9   https://www.facebook.com/ExpressingOptima   https://www.instagram.com/jackiekilraine/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
08/12/2322m 57s

407. Dr. Barrett Matthews, Teaching You How To Become Your Own Media Boss!

World Civility Starts With How You Communicate With Others. Media Boss Pro Will Help You To Drive Your Competitors Crazy By Using Media To Make It So Your Ideal Clients Will Find You & Pay You. Dr. Barrett Matthews, known as the Media Boss, is an authority on execution, productivity and media. Barrett has shared his unique brand of productivity genius with organizations worldwide.  Dr. Matthews is the author of, “Why Didn’t You Get it Done?”, “50 Shades Of Wealth”, & “A Call To Action”, which he has used to help elevate the productivity of the business people he works with. He has a strong background in media, working in radio, print and television with a stint at CBS Sports, plus hosting and producing podcasts, including the BlackCEO Morning Show, Lunch & Learn with Chris & Barrett and Revenue Radio, as well as being a dynamic guest on The 30 Minute Hour, The Linda Fostek Show, & The Power Podcast w/ Dr. George C. Fraser to name a few.  Dr. Matthews was recognized as a World Civility Ambassador in 2020 by iChange Nations and as the Distinguished Leader for 2019 as well as other honors. In 2021, Dr. Matthews was named a Royal Liaison to the Development King in Ghana, where he will introduce his Media Monarch program. Always an engaging podcast guest, Dr. Barrett Matthews is committed to showing executives how to start and grow any business productively, by utilizing media. Dr. Matthews is on a mission to bring back civility to the global media with his Media Monarch initiative. He believes we should all, “Make Them Hear Your Voice”. Dr Barrett Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barrettlmatthews/ http://www.makemoneyfrommediachallenge.com/ https://api.automationbooster.com/widget/bookings/mediaboss-consultation https://twitter.com/E2ESystems   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
01/12/2327m 19s

406. Thanksgiving with Gratitude

In this episode James draws parrallells with observing Gratitude, and also playing several iterations of the title track of his 2018 full length album release "Gratitude" You can check out James and his music at the following locations. www.jameskevinoconnor.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/1jmOLr0hFpCtTlIlIx6V7p https://soundcloud.com/user-58326100/tracks Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL You can hear the Mastered WAV file of "Gratitude" right here: https://soundcloud.com/user-58326100/gratitude?si=e8b6cf3e63c145208d565aacfd7b50cd&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
23/11/2313m 27s

405. Jeff Griffin is the Motivating Master of "I AM POSSIBLE" Listen To This Episode!

Jeff Griffin is a powerhouse of motivation and inspiration, if you have been sitting around with no drive and no energy, take a listen to this episode and take life by the throat, Jeff will teach you what real challenge is all about! Climbing Mountains Is Cool... - https://youtu.be/5urdeXvwVLM - ...Moving People To Take Action Matters Most 🏆 - Book a Discovery Call with Jeff ☛ https://calendly.com/jeff-210, ✉ jeff@griffinmotivation.com Who is Jeff Griffin? Jeff Griffin, is a world class transformational speaker, best selling author and mindset expert. Jeff Believes Success is a 3 part series ► 1. KNOW what you want ► 2. FINISH what you start ► 3. CELEBRATE the process A construction accident left Jeff paralyzed from the waist down, in-between college football seasons, over 20 years ago. His life and dreams were shattered but not defeated. He's picked up the pieces and has since discovered the Steps to Success that Great Leaders Follow and Finish. How Does Jeff Help Others Take Action? 🏆 Have you ever been paralyzed in the past from the demons of doubt and fear? 🏆 Have your methods to motivate fallen short of expectations, if not flat on your face? 🏆 Have you struggled to find the resilience to refuel the fire of desire? “I'Mpossible”, Jeff’s transformational message, Ignites the Eternal Tinder inside those that Experience It! It Moves and Motivates those who See It! And better yet, It Gives those who Do It, Power to Progress - - One Step at a Time! Jeff desires to Motivate Millions to Get Up, Get Out, and Get Going 10 X quicker by not only telling them how to accomplish the impossible but by showing them one step at a time. Jeff is a Living Example of Overcoming Debilitating Obstacles: In his presentations, Jeff literally gets up and out of his wheelchair and takes a few steps forward during his Keynote Speech; even after the experts told him he would never stand or move his legs again. Jeff walks people through a powerful hidden gems he's discovered and written in his 10 step World Record Leadership Training and Personal Improvement Program called I’Mpossible! Are you looking for help with: ► Motivating Audiences of all ages and sizes To Take Action ► Executive Coaching and Consulting ► Building Winning Cultures ► Keynoting Corporate Events and Fundraisers Take action now and book a discovery call with Jeff Griffin at: ☛ https://calendly.com/jeff-210 ✉ jeff@griffinmotivation.com ☎ (385) 288-1218 ► www.griffinmotivation.com    Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
17/11/2334m 21s

404. Tracey Currell is the World Renowned Connections Queen, From Cardiff To The World!

Tracey Currell is the founder of Introbiz, Human connector, Author, Mentor, TEDx speaker, Investor. Creating & connecting communities for global opportunities for SMEs entrepreneurs & business owners to grow their network and business Tracey is also creating the future for the next generation of public speakers, entrepreneurs and business owners. Tracey runs a trip to Necker Island to visit with Sir Richard Branson, if you want to find out about how to go on this trip reach out to me, james@thejamesoconnoragency.com I will reach out to Tracey, and Tracey will reach out to Sir Richard, Sir Richard will reach out to me, and I will be there to play guitar and sing! Tracey has created a brand new educational system for the worlds youth that you will learn all about in this episode. Introbiz ConnectionHub https://bit.ly/397g8ea Inspirational Women of The World https://bit.ly/3d6SVbZ Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
10/11/2328m 26s

403. Dustin Riechmann, the Master at Guesting On Podcasts 6 Figure +

Dustin Riechmann is a serial entrepreneur and online marketing expert.He specializes in helping mission-driven solopreneurs add 6 figures to their bottom line by telling the right stories on the right podcasts. Everything he teaches is based on real-world experience from his clients and his own successful online businesses. Quote #1 I had been listening to podcasts for many years and enjoyed it. It just never really occurred to me that I could be a guest. I didn't know, like, how does that even work? Yeah. So I just decided to give it a shot. So I found a show that I thought our story would be particularly timely for, because it was about side hustles. And so I crafted this pitch and I crafted it around the idea that I partnered with a local business, brought a product online and was able to sell it online, which was a big topic at the time because all the local businesses were suffering and recorded it, and it went really well. I sold some meat sticks, which is like the whole reason I got on there. Quote #2 So then I found another and another, and it turns out like the first 12 shows that I reached out to all said, yes, and they weren't small shows, you know, they were, they were good shows. And I realized I had a knack for it basically, you know, I'd been doing engineering for years, but in that role, I actually acted more like an attorney in a lot of ways, a lot of persuasive writing and, and I knew copywriting from my digital marketing days. And I just found that. This was a great marriage of those skills to get on the shows, and I was pretty rough as an interviewer at first, but through repetition, I got better at that too. Quote #3 And it was just completely inbound. So I didn't have a brand, or a website. I'd never called myself a coach or anything, until 2021 people started reaching out to me and they started paying me for one on one coaching, just like come up with a 90 day marketing plan with podcast guesting as like the central part of it and I started doing that. And so I did that for about 20 individuals that transitioned into small groups. And now like the main thing I do is actually run a mastermind program, and I need a mastermind that uses podcast as the main marketing vehicle. But to your point, that's a great foundation, but it can be extremely time consuming if you're trying to do it all yourself. Dustin's Links: https://7figureleap.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinriechmann/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
03/11/2327m 50s

402. Hillary Gooden, Reclaim Your Health, Get Out The Mini Tramp and Jam!

402 Hillary Gooden Hillary Gooden is an Author, Speaker, Vibrant Life and Lymphatic System Health Coach. Activate and Maintain a Healthy Lymphatic System. Increase Energy, Clarity of Mind, Enjoy Better Sleep, Better Health and Vitality! "When I found out that I could use my breathing to help combat a chronic cough, I was amazed! Why hadn't I been told that!? I remember being in situations just as calm cool and collected. When all of a sudden I'm in a stressful moment or confrontational moment where I am expected to be the calm one. The coughing would kick in and It would take while to calm down. As a leader, it would be embarrassing. It made me feel like I looked weak or intimidated. I was neither of those. I would see the looks I would get. In my head I would be thinking there has got to be a way to get control of this. It took awhile, but I am so grateful to have found out about all the benefits of activating the lymphatic system. As a Lymphologist, I have learned how to make my breathing work for my good. I have found that you can store up calmness with your breathing. External stresses can affect your internal health. I am here to help women entrepreneurs and leaders 40+ understand the importance of activating your lymphatic system for better health and a more vibrant life! DM me, if you want to know more about making your breathing work for you, for your health and peace sake" Let's talk Hillary’s Links: Hillary@hillarygooden.com https://www.facebook.com/hillaryggooden/ https://www.hillarygooden.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillarygooden/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
27/10/2328m 43s

401. Craig Andrews, Helping high-ticket B2B service businesses close MORE deals FASTER at HIGHER PRICES!

Craig Andrews is the founder and Principal Ally at allies4me. He’s been in the marketing space for more than two decades and has driven over a half-billion dollars of revenue. He’s spoken on dozens of podcast as well as conferences including Conversion Conference. Helping high-ticket B2B service businesses close MORE deals FASTER at HIGHER PRICES using First-Time Offers that will break your cash register. 🎙 The Leaders & Legacies Podcast celebrates leaders who are making a difference beyond themselves. It was inspired from events in 2021 when the host, Craig Andrews went into a 6-week coma. Even after waking up, his brain was scrambled for another two weeks. When his mind cleared, his wife started telling him how his team stepped up and ran the company without him. Freelancers reached out to his team and offered to do whatever was necessary while he was in the hospital. Craig believes we all make an impact greater than we realize and wants to honor owners and founders as they lead others. Quote #1 We go into these cold relationships and we try to close them on a high ticket sale. The other option is we go in and we spend six months or a year taking them out to dinner, you know, running up the expense report in the hopes that eventually they trust us enough with that, that money. And what we found is. If you do this little coffee date concept, this first time offer, you can build a ton of trust in a short period of time and shorten that high ticket sales cycle. Quote #2 When somebody comes in, we get on a call and we, we spend about 30 minutes asking them questions, to figure out a number of things. One, do they have a problem we can solve? And I'm talking about first time offer for our business and at the end of that, there's questions if, if we believe we can actually help them solve a problem, we give them a short presentation and then at the end of the presentation, we make our first time offer, which has five deliverables.   Quote #3 If you want to torture me, put me in a room full of indecisiveness. And so as a part of our process, when we make the first time offer, we, we just tell them, you know, look, one of our core values is decisiveness.   And we know this is an insanely good offer that if you put it in front of a qualified buyer, their answer should be yes. If they have to think about it, they will be a bad fit for us. And so, um, That's so for us, you know, we get on a call and by the end, uh, at the end of one hour, they're either a customer or they're not now they're, they're a customer at 500, which, you know, we don't make money. Craigs Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-andrews/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CraigAndrewsMarketing twitter: https://twitter.com/allies4me website: https://allies4me.com Free gift: https://allies4me.com/fto23   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
20/10/2327m 44s

400. Megan Ann Rasmussen, "Blazes The Artistic Trail With Vision And Passion" Theater Never Had It So Good!

For 20+ years, Megan Ann Rasmussen has served as an Award-Winning Producer, Director, and Educator, impacting multigenerational audiences.  As President of MAR Productions, she is committed to creating theatre that uplifts and strengthens each of us, building engaged communities. As a Producer she brought FREE PLAY: Open Source Scripts Towards an Antiracist Tomorrow to The TheaterMakers Studio’s Reading Series. Additionally, Megan Ann is developing Heaven Come Home by award-winning TheaterMakers Studio Member Justin Payne, features the moving “One More Day,” a musical number where families and their deceased loved ones yearn for one more day to be together.  Composer and lyricist Justin Payne says of Megan Ann’s contributions to the production, “To have Megan Ann produce this show has been monumental!” Megan Ann is Co-Producer of Joy: The Musical, a new Broadway show with Tony award-winning producer, Ken Davenport. She is also involved with A Beautiful Noise; The Neil Diamond Musical, The Griswold’s Broadway Vacation, Kinky Boots (Off Broadway), and is Lead Producer for Spells of the Sea (Regional.) Her passion for producing began at an early age as she sat glued to the television watching Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. She was enthralled with the singing, choreography and the magic of what music and theater could be. As the bossy oldest child of 8, she took charge and produced elaborate set designs with cardboard boxes and index cards, and costumes she could find in the cast-off dress-ups. The seeds of a panache for producing were planted. Colleagues consider her “... in a class of her own,” and “a true find.” They’ve also said that “...whatever she does, she does it with heart and moxy,” as she “...blazes the artistic trail.” Quote #1 James I really believe that theater is best enjoyed with a young person on one side and a grandparent on the other Yeah, this intergenerational experience is something that as families, we don't get enough of it, when you talk about the show before we go to the show, the anticipation of what it's going to be like, and then sometimes I'm talking in the show, like, did you see that? Quote #2 We've had some great strategic partners. Um, I have a great co producer and Dr. Megan Alritz from the University of Texas at Austin. She helped orchestrate, there's no one path James, for how to get a show to Broadway, right? But, each path I think is interesting and pertinent or key to this project. So we did a development workshop called at Pegasus Play Lab, the University of Central Florida. Cool, right? UCF. Great people there. Julia, and we got it on its feet. And then, like, maybe like song writing, I don't know. I'd love to hear your experience. But after we got it on its feet, we did, we went back to do the rewrites. Quote #3 I love the people. I love the work, but I think we all owe it to our psyche and our creativity. To make sure we have time to refill that. Yeah. I actually just did a podcast on this about.......I call it the critical in between, which is this time between big developmental steps. The time where you have to check in and say, how's the show? How are my fellow humans? But also how am I, and you can't pull from a well that's not full. So there's a couple of things that I do. I. Um, I like to read, I'm a big, um, personal improvement junkie, um, I, there's a lots of folks that I like to listen to that fill my head, right? Let's, maybe if we went through the chakras, right, like it fills my head, right?   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
13/10/2327m 4s

399. David Doerierr, Trains The Trainer, And Teaches How To Leverage Knowledge!

David D. Doerrier is a dynamic professional speaker, trainer, and coach with over 25 years of experience in the field of training and development, leadership and communication. With a passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential, David brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his presentations. David's engaging style and unique ability to connect with his audience have made him a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, corporate events, and educational institutions across the country. He is known for his ability to simplify complex concepts and deliver actionable insights that empower individuals to take their communication skills to the next level. Quote #1 Where in many cases it makes them a worse trainer or speaker because they just give all of this data and overwhelm their audience. So, to answer your question, I would be working with trainers, working with people that have complex information. That need to be able to, disseminate that or to share that with an audience so they can understand it. Quote#2 When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, New York,  I met folks that I graduated high school with. And many of them said, I didn't even know you could talk because I was just a shy kid. For me, if I was able to find a cave and live in that cave for the rest of my life at that time, I would have been very happy. However, higher powers had other, things on their mind for me in my life. But growing up as a kid, I was always fascinated with radio broadcasting, but I never knew how I was going to get into it. But I ended up in radio broadcasting. I ended up as a trainer while I was in the military. Quote #3 Knowing the audience and being able to speak to that audience and making your content relevant to your audience is number one. Number two is to incorporate stories. Many times people will be just giving data, all this data that they're just vomiting to their, to their audience. Tell us some stories. Give us some. Because we, as an audience, we wanna, we want to get those pictures with words in our head. We want to be emotionally connected to that content. So, know your audience, tell stories, and number three that gets missed all the time is to have a conclusion. People will get to the end of their presentation and say, Alright, that's it, I'm outta here. David's Links: https://presentyourwaytosuccess.com/ https://cliradio.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddoerrier/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
06/10/2326m 48s

398. Selling Without "Being A Salesman", Bethany George, The Follow up Boss, teaches us how!

Bethany is a determined and resilient coach that teaches us what being the "Follow Up Boss" is all about. Having 5 children does not stop her from accomplishing her mission in life, "To Serve" Quote #1 I've been an entrepreneur since I was a kid, and I've been selling things since I've been a kid. You know, starting out with selling home baked cookies or Girl Scout cookies or, you know, I have all kinds of things that I did. And as a kid, it's way easier. But as I grew up into an adult and got into adult business, it was harder, you know, it wasn't as cute. I wasn't selling something quite as appetizing as cookies. What I really learned very early on is that one, I cared very much for the people that I was connecting with. I wanted that to be a relationship that was mutually beneficial. It wasn't just about me pitching something to them for my own gain. Quote #2  I'm really good at asking lots of questions because I really want to know all about the person I'm meeting, and what I really found was when I focus on the other person, when I, looked at what their goals, dreams, hopes, passions are, I could figure out ways to support them and that creates, A social capital of sorts between us that allows me then later on when I do need something, because you know, at times I need stuff too. Quote #3 Well, the thing that I often say to them is, do you feel like your sales process is either not in alignment with your values? And, or often times it's not getting the results you want, that's the practical side of it. What I'm able to do though, is I come with an outside set of eyes, you know, business, the business owner and their team are entrenched in the day to day stuff of their business. Bethany's Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanygeo? lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BDviw8a5uQ3eTr9567y6e4A%3D%3D https://linktr.ee/thefollowupboss positivemomentum7@gmail.com Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
29/09/2333m 9s

397. Ronnie H Kinsey, Leadership Catalyst, Transforming Culture With Empathy!

Ronnie Kinsey, MBA is well-credentialed as a seasoned leader with a breadth of experience in highly recognized academic and specialty medical centers, as well as in the corporate arena, and startups. As an Executive coach, trained through the College of Executive Coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation Ronnie is focused on leadership and executive development, and coaching that has the power to develop and support bold, informed leaders who can lead us on the path to sustainable solutions to the outsized concerns seen in our modern society and leadership today. Ronnie is available for corporate engagements, team and 1:1 coaching, as well as Keynote speaking. Ronnies recent LI Post: The brain has the ability to rewire itself. When you maintain a positive outlook, you are more likely to achieve your goals. When you practice optimism consistently, you strengthen neural pathways associated with positive thinking, making it easier to maintain an optimistic mindset. Ronnie's Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronniekinseymba/ http://ronniekinsey.net/   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
22/09/2325m 43s

396. Carly Thornock, Designer, Creator, Visionary For Your Home, "Nobody Does It Better"

Carly Thornock: Half family coach and half interior designer, I'm here for those intentional mamas who want to create meaningful and beautiful homes.  I promise inspiring, cozy vignettes and overwhelm obliteration. I host the Becoming Home Podcast, with new episodes dropping each Thursday. Tune in to learn how to think differently about your space and create your dream house (which includes great relationships-- or it wouldn't be your dream!). Quote #1 "So we live in deep Delta. Where we're off grid, everything is produced by our community, or that's the goal at least. It's a self sufficient, goal oriented community. Right now we have to go to the grocery store every 10 days, make the trek out, back to town. But, it's self sufficient, we're living off the land, we're building these beautiful homes that are...built by us, which feels really fun and cool.  All different kinds of home construction that are super tight as far as energy efficiency goes and relatively inexpensive because we're building with our actual hands with the actual earth. Anyway, it's just so much fun. We love it a lot." Quote #2 "Yeah, we do have a generator. Our solar banks last for four or five days of complete cloud. So that's nice. So we don't usually have to use our generator. We did start turning on our generator this winter when we had like three weeks of really cloudy. snowy weather, but we don't run it often. So it's really, it's really awesome. It's fun." Quote #3 "I love that you call it service. That's how it feels in my soul. Thanks for seeing me. Thanks for seeing the artist in me. That's how it feels. I started out thinking I was going to get into architecture and interior design, something about space and something about visual, physical interaction with it. It's the way that my brain is wired. I'm not really sure, but I love it. I love all aspects of it. And actually I found myself in a marriage and family degree program at college because I got a full ride scholarship to this amazing university that didn't have an interior design or architecture program. So I went with my gut. We went to the university, found myself studying the family. And I realized that there's not a lot of research about how the family uses their space. There's a lot of research about how schools use space, how prisons use space, how hospitals use space. But we don't really talk about how houses or our homes, right, where we grow and develop and have our most sacred connection, and how our house can facilitate that."  Carly's Links:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carly-tho... https://www.carlythornock.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjl... For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/suppor... Thank you for doing this my friends!
16/09/2331m 17s

395. Leadership Coach, Working with CEOs to drive growth and scale through no BS leadership principles.

I had a really great time interviewing Chad in SLC, he opened the door to his methods and his skill in bringing out the best in his clients and business owners.  Dive in deep to this interview and find out how its really done!   About Chad: I am a coach and cornerman to business owners and founders. I thrive in conversation with the restless and relentless. Being a seasoned founder and entrepreneur myself in the media and ad world, I am intimately connected to the unique challenges and hurdles of those pursuing something bigger than themselves in business and relationships. There is reward in discomfort, and I am a living invitation into the discomfort that produces change, growth, and vitality. I live at the foot of the Wasatch range in Utah with my sweetheart of 18 years and my 3 kids. We spend our time camping, hiking, kayaking, mt. biking, and skiing. Pretty much anything that can be done in the wild. Quote #1 "Why you're not getting to where you're getting? It's such a good question. The first thing we need to find out is how they're leading themselves. How do they relate to themselves? Are they telling themselves the truth? And more so than telling themselves the truth, are they willing to see and hear feedback?"   Quote #2 "Because without feedback nothing can change. Nothing new can be created without feedback. And you know what's crazy is that most of these companies, founders have been so good at listening to the feedback in the marketplace for their product or service, but it doesn't always translate to being with human beings in a meaningful way." Quote #3 "I get along with everybody I can talk with anybody. And once I was able to get off of that, all that story that I've made up and that fear of like, oh, what if I am judgmental? Once I got off of that, I could see where in my life judgments had kept me from connecting with other people. Yeah. And that's actually the tool I used to keep safe, quote unquote, safe. If you sense that there's more, there is" Chad's Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-brown-leadership-coach-477a7015/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jd_RNFpeWs   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
08/09/2326m 36s

394. New Zealand is the land of Enchantment, it is also home to The Red Heel Boss Academy, and Annamaria Berek!

Today we go to the land close to the land down under, lets find out about courage and determination. This fine young lady grew up in Eastern Europe, then moved to London, then to New Zealand, wow, now there's a mix of cultures, languages, and societal differences to challenge anyone with fitting in and figuring it all out! Join me in todays interview with Annamaria Berek who now resides near the beautiful Lake Taupo in New Zealand! Annamaria's passion: She empowers female entrepreneurs to unchain their rebel and mischievous spirits to become abundant in every sense. She love's helping women on the mission of financial and emotional independence by rebelling against social limitations.✨️ My content is about:  mindset for abundance  attitude for success  unique feminine side unleashed to stand out Founder of The Red Heel BO$$ Academy Helping Female Founders Get Clients by Creating BADA$$ Brands in 2 Weeks  Rebel Biz & Mindset Coach  Women Empowerment Speaker  15y Biz/30y Mindset Annamaria's Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/with-annamaria/ https://withannamaria.com/ https://withannamaria.com/luxury https://www.instagram.com/with_annamaria/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelrichwomen/ https://www.pinterest.nz/withannamaria/   About James: Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
01/09/2332m 14s

393. He Dreamed Of Being A Publisher, Now 750 Books Later, Mitchell Levy Is Staying Relevant!

Global Credibility Expert Mitchell Levy is a 2x TEDx speaker (including the 28th most popular in 2021), an international bestselling author of over 60 books, a Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach, and an executive coach at Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches. After interviewing 500 thought leaders on credibility, he published a 7-country international bestselling book, delivered a powerful TEDx on humanity, created courses, and created the Credibility Nation membership community to help those live, learn and surround themselves with others on the credibility journey.   As an Executive Coach, Mitchell is a sounding board, a thinking partner, and someone who can hold the mirror to generate insights for personal change. This impact has earned him a place among the world’s Top 200 Leadership Voices by LeadersHum (#16 in 2023), and as the #1 Thought Leader in Ecosystems and Top 100 Thought Leader Overall by Thinkers360.   His professional experience includes: Spending nine years on the board of a NASDAQ firm, starting 20 professional service companies in Silicon Valley, and was affectionately known as Mr. E-Commerce during the dot.com days. Creating and running four executive business programs (71 courses) at Silicon Valley Universities, four conferences for Comdex during the dot.com days, and co-founded and ran four CEO networking groups for a decade. This professional experience including serving in an executive coaching capacity to hundred of clients, and sitting on over 50 advisory boards has exposed Mr. Levy to a myriad of mindsets and business models.    Mitchell Levy is a visionary thought leader who has dedicated his career to empowering individuals and organizations to unleash their full potential. He’s helped over a thousand people articulate their purpose in 10 words or less, allowing them to lead with clarity and intention. Through his extensive experience in credibility, Mitchell has developed a unique approach to helping organizations foster growth and transformation, and create a culture of credibility. If you are inspired, please take the following actions: Contact Mitchell Levy https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchelllevy/ Subscribe to the Credibility Nation YouTube channel  to see the Dear Credibility Expert. series where Mitchell answers credibility questions once a week in 10 minutes. Subscribe to The Mitchell Levy on TikTok to watch a series of 1-minute videos. To learn more about the birth of Credibility Nation, watch this video. Quote #1 "I was actually commissioned by Reid Hoffman and Constantin Gurley to write LinkedIn's first book. So we were the publishers of LinkedIn's first book. So I'm familiar with it, with what it's doing, where it's going, the acquisition, all that, and For a long time I've been thinking about writing a LinkedIn newsletter, and I just executed the launch very recently." Quote #2 "Topic. Super cool. It's called Staying Relevant. My primary focus is on credibility. And so, you know, it, I don't use the word credibility in there, but it's credibly staying relevant. So what do you have to do today in, in the pivot point we are in, in the world, and I was under the impression, uh, or I set the goals for myself and, uh, and that. I'd be happy if I got a hundred subscribers. Right? And so, you know,  I was gonna do it Wednesday morning and I said, oh no, let's wait. And I did it Thursday morning and, and about an hour into it, I had 200 subscribers and I'm like, oh, maybe I should change my expectations. So we ended up getting, uh, over a thousand on day one. A week later we're close to 2000, and I just. Shared my next article. And what's nice, James, what's nice about this is my big focus in life is on credibility and for us as humans, to live life more credible and as corporations to instill an idea of credibility and culture of it inside the company." Quote #3 "Before Mark Andreessen put Mosaic on top of the internet and all of a sudden we started seeing it and, and when 50 million users in the US first started using the internet, oh my god, it's real. So what I'm gonna say is chat. GPT is the mosaic of ai, right? Chat, GPT allowed us to see what AI can do. It's possible that chat, GPT will have the same fate as Mosaic, right? Companies still out there made good deals, but it's not the big brand. Open AI may produce other things that, produce value. The point is, though, for us who are listening to this right now, tomorrow's gonna be different than today. And how can you stay relevant? And,  that's basically the, the topic  I'm personally exploring as we all should,  for the clients I work with." Website: https://mitchelllevy.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchelllevy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happyabout Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CredibilityNation Twitter: https://twitter.com/happyabout  https://www.tiktok.com/@themitchelllevy Subscribe to the Credibility Nation YouTube channel  to see the Dear Credibility Expert. series where Mitchell answers credibility questions once a week in 10 minutes. Subscribe to The Mitchell Levy on TikTok to watch a series of 1-minute videos. To learn more about the birth of Credibility Nation, watch this video. Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
25/08/2326m 54s

392. Rising Country Star Amy Scruggs, Ask's the Burning Question, What If It All Goes Right?

Amy uses her combined twenty years as a Media Executive, TV host, Recording Artist, Public Speaker, Corporate Spokesperson, and Sales Professional, to help others present and communicate a concise and professional message. Amy's career also includes her accomplishment as an Author with her book "Lights Camera Action" reaching “bestseller” in the fall of 2021.  Her new music “Love Another Day” EP released in 2022 and the single “What if it All Goes Right” is now on radio and charting worldwide including Nashville Music Row Charts, and selected for the NY Times Summer 2022 Playlist. Quote #1 First of all, what if it all goes right, what do we do at the end of that? Isn't it fantastic? The title alone snagged me the minute I saw it, and I hadn't even heard the melody or the chorus yet, so I knew that was the song  Was that in Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee?  Yes, it's Sound Emporium Studio. I was so honored. It was written by amazing writers in Nashville. I was pitched a lot of music When we went into the song searching project a thousand songs, my a and r manager went through to bring down to a couple hundred that went to my producer and myself to weed through pitch sessions virtually. Quote #2 We definitely have a different flow. I born and raised up in the LA area. I know what you're talking about. We still are up there to visit all the time. Family all lives up in the LA area, and then we come back to San Diego and it's okay. I can breathe. Yeah, you pay to live here, but boy, I can breathe. Yeah. Quote#3 I was always singing, started singing at the age of three, started playing piano at the age of three. I was singing in cover bands. I grew up in the worship bands and the church choirs, school choirs, all of those things. So music was always the core root of my passion and my being. But, And as anything else, we have to provide. We have to make a living and we have to do it well. And sales and real estate and mortgage really did that for me.   Amys Social Links: https://www.amyscruggsmedia.com/ https://www.amyscruggsmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/amyscruggsmedia/ https://www.facebook.com/amyscruggsmedia/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyscruggs/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/4uxaWu0fnDyGx2I9lpczCP?si=Crl6aVURS2qTEKMXsNjstA https://linktr.ee/amyscruggs   Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
18/08/2328m 4s

391. Hersh Rephun, blessing us with entertainment, two podcasts, business and comedy!

Hersh Rephun has led teams in PR, Creative, Brand Strategy, Global Partner & Franchisee Relations, and now helps 7-figure+ businesses find their “next-figure brand voice.” His mantra is, “Sell the Truth with Humor and Humanity.” A veteran Copywriter/Creative Director, Hersh is the Founder of HumanEyes, a personal interface for reviewing, editing, and elevating Ai-generated output. Having played standup gigs across the country (Comedy Store, Comic Strip, Funny Bone, The Ice House…), Hersh brings his stage presence to keynote talks and hosts two interview shows ranked in the Top 2% of Apple Podcasts globally. Hersh and James get into a spirited discussion about "Sir Quitous" and the fun just rolls from there! Follow Hersh everywhere with his links! Follow TTF on Instagram: @truthtastesfunny Follow the entire YES, BRAND family of podcasts on Instagram: @Hersh4all on LinkedIn: HershRephun on YouTube: HershRephun on Twitter: @TruthTstsFunny Our Website: HershRephun.com Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
11/08/2325m 28s

390. Taking the 3-$90 Million $ CEO earners to their next adventure with Cassie Shea!

Cassie Shea, Co-Founder of Powerhouse Leaders HQ comes from deep roots on Hope Avenue in Santa Barbara, California.  Growing up in the corporate world gave her the chance to climb up the ladder fast before she pivoted to entrepreneurship.  Now, Cassie and business partner Brooke help CEOs looking for a change - those who don't know where to start or how to pivot. Prediction: in 10+ years, everyone will be a solopreneur and contracting out part time at various companies. The W2 employee model is dying, fast. Imagine if you could get paid (more) to do only the work you love, while filling the exact need a company has. After talking to hundreds of people about this, I found the common thread is "I don't know what my business would be." My take? You already have skills to monetize, you're just not connecting the dots. If you aren't sure what your biz idea would be, here's the best way to get started: 1. Inventory your super skills (what you're better at than anyone else) 2. Do some research on how others have monetized their skills in the knowledge economy 3. Dissect the research into categories, and look for patterns 4. Figure out your key values (in life, not just biz) 5. Map how your values align to having an online business (what's your why) 6. Take a stab at creating one biz idea from scratch   7. Tell everyone you know, and a bunch of people you don't know 8. See if you get any bites of interest 9. Learn from what everyone says (what questions they ask, what doesn't make sense to them, what parts do resonate) 10. Learn how to create an offer based on what you learn and get paid to test it (my fave step = getting paid to do your ongoing market research) We're taught for so long to learn skills to get promoted and get raises in a traditional job. I'm passionate about helping you figure out how to do this and make more money for you (and, sometimes that's a raise in combo with a new income stream). You don't have to leave corporate to do this. It's not all or nothin'. You can start today. If you'd like help figuring out what online business would work for you, DM me "biz plan" and I'll share how I've worked with people to go from "I don't know what I'd do" to full plan in 2 hours. Reach Cassie on Linked In here! https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassieanneshea/ Please subscribe James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
04/08/2321m 52s

389. Film Production With Wes Wages, From Very Humble Beginnings To Landing Whales!

Biography: Wes Wages is a content-generating, idea factory, family-man extraordinaire based in Nashville. He's helped brands like Winnebago, Shipt, and Williams-Sonoma,  as well as top-notch authors like Amy Porterfield, Michael Hyatt  and Marie Forleo create content that's both engaging and effective.   Quote #1 "So whenever you're presented with a problem, you have three solutions. And then whoever you're telling this to, you tell them what solution you would choose. So for instance, if this is your kid or if this is an employee, they come to you with a problem. Well, they have to have three solutions to it, and they have to tell me which solution they would choose." Quote #2 "Was it people, evangelizing your brand, what was it that helped you get to, um, this level of clientele? 100% referrals. Okay. It's meeting someone, going to events. Shaking hands, getting to know people, and then always offering a helping hand in any way, and then those are the people that would always present my wife and I to other clients." Quote #3 "We were shooting an event one time in Portland, Oregon, and somebody messaged me and said, Hey, I'd love to help out on your video team. I didn't need volunteers. We had a crew that were paid, you know? Right. But I was like, cool, if you wanna do this, that's okay. Yeah. Well, I met that guy and his wife, well, they ended up getting us a job with Winnebago."    When he's not busy being a content mastermind, you can find him flying the friendly skies . With his innovative ideas and impeccable time-management skills, Wes is a true jack-of-all-trades. Gems that Wes is Always Ready to Discuss  -  How do you maintain a work/life balance with 4 kids and a wife who is also a CEO? -  What would be your top recommendation for a call-to-action for viewers of a marketing video? -  What videos do you suggest business owners or solopreneurs make? -  You've worked with some top names in the industry, how did you make those connections? -  Do I need to be on Tiktok? -  How do I start with video? I know I need it in my business. -  Why do I need to create videos in my business? -  Masterclass or Online course - I'm overwhelmed at the tech, can you help? -  Testimonials, does my company need them? -  How do I get great success stories for my product, course or business? Ideas For Main Topics and Focus Points: -  Why you need video in your business. -  How online courses are changing and what to do next. -  Use video to connect with your audience. -  Why success stories help tell your story better than you can. -  Work/Life Balance Website and Podcast Links: www.armosastudios.com   Please subscribe to James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
28/07/2322m 6s

388. How To Turn Your Life Around, Kelly Collins Did Exactly This With Her Life, You Can Too!

C.K. Collins, aka Kelly, was an award-winning publisher and owner of a hyperlocal news publishing company. She sold her company and retired from the industry in 2021. Believing that travel feeds the soul and grows the heart and mind, Kelly embarked on a two-year travel sabbatical to write her book, The Swipe Right Effect: The Power to Get Unstuck. Kelly now leads a movement called The Momentum Effect where wise women can connect and build their next chapter in life. Quote #1 “ That meant I needed to sell my business. So in Tennessee, it's assets must be split and so that meant the business would have to be split and I didn't want that to happen. Yeah. So I, I did a lot of soul searching. I went on this big long hike in Spain, and on that hike I just kind of laid out. Really just spent the next six months, just trying. I couldn't think too far ahead. Yeah, at one point I was six days I think, and so I came home, you know, I had already filed for divorce and I decided to sell the business. It happened really quickly, like within four months.” Quote #2 “So I just really started getting stuck. So I was basically living a new version of my old life. Wow. And I had a runway this three years that I had to stay. So I just really started getting stuck. So I was basically living a new version of my old life. Wow. And so I thought if I could come up with a plan of something new and exciting, that that would be the way, you know, I, that I could give myself something to look forward to. Yeah. And you know, once I realized that whole new version of my old life, I knew I needed to make a big change. So I went to my brother and I said, you know what if I quit my job?” Quote #3 “With the exception of Buenos Airs, I knew I was going for five weeks and I booked an Airbnb for five weeks. It was so cheap. Yeah. I mean, that's a great place to go on a budget. Yeah. And, and that, you know, part of the early retirement was I had to be on a budget. Right. And I had stayed in hostels. I wasn't afraid to stay in hostels. That solo travel, there's something so much deeper there than just the excitement of travel and the seeing the touristy spots. It's the courage that it takes to do it. Yeah. Helps you grow and your, your spirit becomes freer. Your heart gets bigger from the people that you meet. Yeah. And the people that accept you when you're traveling alone, people are so kind. And especially, I don't know, I'm sure it's with men too, but with women. You know, older couples always wanted to know what, what was going on with me. Like, why was I sitting in the square in Santiago by myself? Yeah. Yeah. Are you okay? Yeah. Can we buy you a glass of wine? Yeah. I'm like, I, I'm good.” Kelly's Links: Program:   https://www.ckcollins.co/momentum Masterclass Team and Benefits: https://www.ckcollins.co/momentumteam Retreat Information: https://www.ckcollins.co/momentumretreat https://www.facebook.com/ckcollinsauthor/ https://www.youtube.com/@c.k.collins/playlists https://www.instagram.com/ckcollinsauthor/ https://www.tiktok.com/@ckcollinsauthor https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-k-kelly-collins-04b679265/ https://www.pinterest.com/ckcollinsauthor/ https://c-k-collins.ck.page/profile  https://twitter.com/CKCollinsBooks Please subscribe to James Youtube channel here! https://tinylink.net/XSGqL Featured song for this episode is  "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show!  https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
21/07/2325m 30s

387. Tonya Eberhart and Michael Carr Are The Branding Wizards

On today's episode, we are joined by Tonya Eberhart and Michael Carr, two international bestselling authors and hosts of the Be Bold Branding Podcast. Together, they are partners in BrandFace®, where they have helped thousands of Coaches, Creators, and Experts define, develop, and display their personal brands to change how they're seen and charge what they're worth. Their mantra is "People don't do business with a logo. They do business with a person". Join us as we dive into their journey and learn from their expertise on how to build profitable personal brands.   Tonya Eberhart is the founder of BrandFace® and Branding Agent to Business Stars, author of four books on personal branding and host of the Be Bold Branding Podcast.  Tonya’s humble career began while selling vacuum cleaners door to door to pay her way through college. That led to a job in radio, where she observed local business owners who were featured in their own advertising and positioned as local celebrities in the market. That’s when she realized the power that personal branding has on a business. Almost two decades and many successful brands later, she founded BrandFace®, a personal branding firm comprising a book series, speaking series, and personal branding program that is designed to help authors, podcasters, speakers, coaches, and business owners differentiate themselves.   Michael Carr is America’s Top Selling Real Estate Auctioneer, the Abundant Life Broker, COO of BrandFace and host of the Be Bold Branding Podcast. During his 25 years of experience, he has been actively involved in over 78,000 transactions and licensed in as many as 31 states in the continental U.S. as a broker and an auctioneer..  Michael first met Tonya in 2013 when he became a BrandFace client. He immediately put her exclusive personal branding concepts to work at his own brokerage, and as a result, his real estate business quadrupled over the next year.  On the heels of that success, they have co-authored two books together:  BrandFace® for Real Estate Professionals and BrandFace® for Entrepreneurs, both of which became #1 international bestseller on Amazon.  Today, he is a partner and the COO of BrandFace®. Their mantra is, “People don’t do business with a logo.  They do business with a person.”    Quote #1 (On Michaels Hiring of Tonya) “I was in San Bernardino, California. I was peppering her with questions. It was like middle afternoon, you know, maybe two o'clock. Something like that. Uh, you know, whatever, 12 o'clock to her or whatever it was, something around that. And I, and I'm like, pepper. And she's finally, she said, listen, you've asked me every question that you can ask me. All you can do now is just trust that I'm gonna do it. And I just took a deep breath and said, well, I trusted you two weeks ago. I was just giving you more hell than I had to say, so let's get started.” Quote#2 “Michael was my first brand face real estate client. So it was my first foray into the real estate world and personally branding somebody. So, um, at first I thought, okay, this is gonna be. Pretty easy because in the real estate world, people are used to being the face of their business already. Their photos are on their business cards, they're on their yard signs a lot of times, and they're used to kind of putting their persona out there. And I thought, this is an industry that could really, really use the help, because a lot of 'em put their face out there, but they really don't put their differentiation out there. And I knew there was a lot that I could teach. So when I started working with Michael, it was like, It was like butter, honestly. It was like he, he listened to everything. He was anxious to get it done and the, he was like working with a thoroughbred and you kind of had to hold back the reins. Right. And that's where literally, I would say to him, look I handled his expectations by telling him I was going to handle his expectation. I said, Michael, let me handle your expectations. And he, at, at that moment, he knew that what he wanted yesterday was gonna take at least another 48 hours, right? And so I knew that. We know that I had a timeline. He had a timeline, and then we had this thing where it's like, okay, we, all of these things cannot be a priority, Michael, so we're gonna do the 1, 2, 3. Okay. So we're gonna put some things are to one that's a priority. Those things we take care of first. Second, things are really important and right on the heels of that. And third need to happen sometime, but not this week. Right. And so then it became, let's turn those threes into ones right. So we had a lot of fun throughout the process, but it really taught me that, um, when somebody wants it, when somebody gets it and understands it, that's the greatest client of all." Quote#3 The number one job of your brand is to precede you. Before anybody gets on the phone with you or on a Zoom call or meets you in person, they should already be familiar with you and what you stand for.   Everything that you see out there about us on every platform, we'll talk about a couple of different things. Number one, We build profitable personal brands. Number two, our mantra is change how you've seen and ch change how you're seen and charge what you're worth. And then third is a, a personal brand is a lot more than a photo, a logo, and a tagline.   We look at 77 different criteria when we build a personal brand. If people see those things on the front end, they're expecting something. Totally different on the backend. They're already prepared for it, and that's actually what we help all our clients do is build a brand that precedes you. So when your prospects get face-to-face, they already have their credit card in their hand.         Facebook BrandFace Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/brandfacestar/ Tonya Eberhart: https://www.facebook.com/tonya.o.eberhart Michael Carr: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelCarrInc   Youtube BrandFace: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrandFaceStar   Instagram BrandFace: https://www.instagram.com/brandfacestar/ Tonya Eberhart: https://www.instagram.com/tonyaeberhart/ Michael Carr: https://www.instagram.com/michaelcarrinc/   LinkedIn Tonya Eberhart: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyaeberhart/ Michael Carr: https://www.linkedin.com/company/michael-carr-inc-/   Twitter BrandFace: https://twitter.com/brandfacestar   TikTok BrandFace: https://www.tiktok.com/@brandface   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic     Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
14/07/2334m 54s

386. Shawn Finnegan, Tax Hive Creator and Master Network Connector Teaches Us How Its Done!

Shawn Finnegan is a successful entrepreneur and business connection expert based in Utah, USA. He has made a name for himself through his innovative strategies and exceptional networking skills. Shawn's passion for entrepreneurship began at an early age, as he witnessed each of his parents run their own successful businesses. After completing his education at Utah State University, Shawn managed divisions in the corporate world before pursuing his own endeavors. Being in the trenches of both massive and small businesses, Shawn has discovered that any company’s success hinges on its ability to nurture genuine connections. He focuses on building professional relationships that mutually benefit all involved, emphasizing the importance of being authentic and transparent in all business interactions. Quote #1 “So, you know, we purchased this building 15 years ago, got a really good price. Uh, we had a great tenant for a good decade, so COVID broke out and we lost our lease with that tenant. And it was a very hard Monday. It was when the covid, like really hit commercial, we just got clobbered. So this, this space kind of stood vacant for a while.” So it took us two years to build out what we have. As you can see, everything is is brand new sparkling cool. And our whole mission for doing that was to create a magnet for connecting with business owners. It's great for business, great for advice, great for everything. To just create a place where the community can, can come together like you saw at the event.   Quote #2 “The big, the big companies out there get taken care of. But not the small people. Yeah. And so small business owner. So as a small business owner, you have access to 1400 potential deductions. Versus a W2 person who, can maybe take two or three. So we're like, Hey, let's make sure that these small business owners are educated, taking time for planning, and actually do it right because they can save themselves a lot of money, put that money back where it belongs in the business”   Quote #3 (On Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank) “Yeah, you know, the six degrees of separation are getting shorter. I think it's down to like four degrees of separation these days. Mm-hmm. You know? True. Yeah. Very true. So Kevin, Kevin has been a, a stellar partner and he, and you're, you're obviously from what you said earlier, you're not looking for a wall of stars, but to have somebody like that, um, representing your brand is, has gotta be just, uh, gotta be a grand slam because  the credibility factor is just awesome to have a shark there, you know? Yeah. We get spikes, you know, certain things he's been, you know, and what I love about guys like that and his brand. He spends a lot of time building relationships. He doesn't have to, you know, he doesn't.  He has got incredible businesses, but he just shows you how important relationships are. If you're around individuals like that, he's constantly on the phone just like you are” Shawn Links Finnegan360.com taxhive.com Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
07/07/2328m 56s

385. Dr Patricia Rogers Is A Visibility And Business Strategist

Dr. Patricia Rogers is the CEO of Unity In Service, Inc., is a retired Corrections Lieutenant with 29 years in law enforcement, and a 12-year veteran (US Army) & Graduate of ST. Thomas University. Visibility Strategist | 2x Winning International Public Speaker| International Best-Selling Author| Business Coach & Virtual Event Coordinator. Dr. Patricia Rogers Zone of Genius sets a platform for entrepreneurs to speak and sell, make connections, and increase their bottom line. FREE Chapter 1 Upcoming Release Here: https://PatriciaRogers360.com  Quote #1 First of all, you are a visibility strategist. I've never heard anybody with that title?  "Oh, visibility strategist. Yes, I developed that name after the pandemic. It shifted us to online. Before I was done, I called myself a business development strategist, but I always, hosted events. So, and I did some coaching things of that nature. So I sort of did several things”. Quote #2 “I started following people like Bill Walsh, Nancy Matthews, women's Prosperity Network, Trish, Carl those, and then of course I went to, to a lot of Les Brown's events and things of that nature. I started, needed to go out and see what the entrepreneurs were doing. And then I would go to a lot of networking events before work, after, I think it was after work, networking.” Quote #3 “I’m an outspoken person. I'm sure you know that. And yes, when you're working in a predominantly male environment, sometimes less said to some people, it's better. But when you are violating my rights, I go by what's in the book because I read 'em. And if you violate, I don't care who you are, I'm gonna stand up for what's rightfully mine.” “So I was passed over for three promotions, corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant. And I eventually persevered through all of the challenges, followed the rules, and of course I succeeded in every situation. And so eventually I did retire. Of course, that was my goal, to retire as a corrections Lieutenant and I retired in 2016 as a corrections lieutenant” Quote #4 “And the reason I host those events, because I want all of us to know that we all have to kind of keep each other inspired and pushing. And I wanna be that example for the people who are sitting on the sidelines wanting to do but afraid to move. I wanna show them that baby, if you don't do what I'm doing, ain't nothing gonna happen.”   Dr Pat’s Links: YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@drpatriciarogers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsPatRogers3708 Twitter https://twitter.com/MsPatRogers Let’s Connect LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mspatrogers/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drpatrogers/ Digital Biz Card https://PatriciaRogers360.com Website PatriciaRogers   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
30/06/2323m 29s

384. Chris Williams Master of Group Coach Nation, Where "Listening" Is Revered

My guest today is the creator of "Group Coach Nation" he is non other than the Master Coach Chris Williams. Chris and I start and finish the interview with personal things, our kids, and, what do we love about life aside from our respective career callings. In between there is a whole lot of value and take aways that Chris shares about coaching, mastermind sessions, and general principals of how to share value as a great coach! Chris thinks bios are dumb and made his team write this. He loves his wife and five kids, and loves adventures. Not your average hiking adventures, but more like shark diving, mountain climbing, and driving a dog sled across a frozen tundra-type adventures. He teaches experts how to build, scale, and launch high-ticket masterminds. He also is a bestselling author, ranked as a Top 10 Podcast Guest, and has a top 0.001% podcast. (gotta love the 0.001% podcast reference!)   Quote #1 “It's all about communication. So, And so I started just really diving in on that and because I wasn't a good writer, wasn't good at at at school, honestly, but I could communicate and I could, I could sit down and learn to listen and learn to replicate what people were saying and, and emote back and repeat what they were saying and get the gist of it, and then ask more questions to help them arrive at their own solution”. Quote #2 “So the skillset really is, is really shutting up and just asking questions and letting people get there. And that's, that's the thing I. I really am fascinated with, as a coach, a group coach nation, we teach a lot of that because I think it's so important as coaches, not just to dump our information, but to listen so people can make truth applicable to them”. Quote #3 “And, and I wanna say something to that. One is it's not bad to try again and again and again. Two, get a coach. And if that's James, you're, you're here listening to James, right? You're, you're not on the show for me. Listen to James. If he's your coach, ask him questions like ask your coach questions about what you're doing. Have, have outside voices. Be in a mastermind, be in a community. You can't do this alone. Get real opinions from people who know what they're talking about. Invent the ideas in a sandbox and it's gonna give you a lot more attraction when you do step out cuz stepping out is expensive emotionally, financially, and relational”.   Chris Links:   Website: https://groupcoachnation.com Group Coach Nation Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/groupcoachnation Chris’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chris.williamshq/ Chris’s Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/chriswilliamshq/ Chris’s LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriswilliamshq/ Chris’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJw_LEOQhqJc05GmwBoBc8Q James: Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps us out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
23/06/2323m 25s

383. Brooke Casanovas, Coaching High Level CEO's Into Their Next Chapter

Today we are in Salt Lake City with a high performer, a lady who takes big brand CEO’s and prepares them for the next leg of the journey. It is a specialty that developed from her as a young child, being curious is a good thing. Find out in this remarkable interview with the Coaches Coach and Mentor, Brooke Casanovas! Brooke Casanovas is the podcast host of "After Success." She is also the Mastermind Maker. She curates the best 4 day experiences for high achievers who have just finished their BIG success and are asking "now what?". Whether that be exited CEO's, retiring professional athletes  or anything in between, she loves holding the space for reflection, future projection, and most important the ultimate connections at her yearly Masterminds.   Quote #1 “So, long story short, there was a lot of businesses that were started, honestly, because that's how entrepreneurship is. Until I, I finally, became in alignment with like who I was, which is part of my message that we'll speak about today. But throughout my journey of entrepreneurship, I attended multiple masterminds.”   Quote#2 “And what I thought I was going to do, was going to corporations and train CEOs on emotional intelligence and how to do this and create the same environment and train their leaders, their C-Suite leaders. But I was young and naive and I was like, I'm single, so I'm just gonna like, the world's my oyster. I'm gonna go out and I'm going to just start a business of my own.”   Quote#3 “I wanted to create the best room in the entire world, but I want to do it for people that are in a really vulnerable space. And that vulnerable space happened to be CEOs that had like done the big thing and accomplished exactly what they wanted in life. I have no idea what's next.”   Brookes Links:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/ask-brooke-evans-/   Soon to be launched that you can find on apple and Spotify is After success podcast   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
16/06/2325m 17s

382. Josh Tapp, Lucky Titan, Pantheon.FM, Podcast Leader & Mentor

In this episode I had a fine time interviewing my new friend, mentor, and fellow podcaster Josh Tapp. We discussed the following: History of the Lucky Titan Birth of Pantheon.FM The Long and Winding Road to Profits Linked In and its wonders MasterMind and its benefits Josh's Secret Place, (no Geo coordinates given) Josh Tapp Mission: I am on a mission to find 1,000 of the world's best humans to help them elevate and amplify their voices with game-changing thought leadership content. My company, Pantheon FM, has helped over 150 podcasters hit the Top 1% on iTunes.  As a 5th generation entrepreneur, I believe that entrepreneurship is the gateway to all changes on this planet and I want to help the world's best humans do just THAT! I also believe that podcasting is the ultimate vehicle for driving not just change...but REAL wealth.  On a personal level, I am a husband to an incredible supportive wife, and a beautiful 8 month old son (who I hope is the 6th generation of entrepreneur). I am a total Marvel nerd and boating enthusiast. If you don't find me working, I am out on the boat with my incredible family. Host of the Apple Itunes Top 50 Marketing and Entrepreneurship Podcast, The Lucky Titan, Josh has worked with over 1500 of the world’s top entrepreneurs discovering their most coveted business success secrets and sharing them with the world. His company, Pantheon.FM, has helped over 750 entrepreneurs (and counting) to launch, monetize, and scale their own industry leading podcasts.  Leveraging the Pantheon Method (Josh's proprietary method for scaling industry leading podcasts) he founded multiple 7 figure businesses and has spoken in front of nearly 500,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. Josh Social Links: pantheon.fm https://www.facebook.com/Theluckytitan https://www.linkedin.com/in/theluckytitan/ https://www.instagram.com/theluckytitan/ Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
09/06/2326m 14s

381. Maritza Perez CEO of MP Virtual Assist, Connecting Both Sides Of The Microphone

Maritza is originally from Bogota, Colombia – South America where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. A professional Project Assistant who excelled working in Corporate America for a 100 Fortune company, and later on moved to work with General Contractors and Subcontractors scaling in her Career to become a Project Engineer and in the latest years of her corporate venture. Maritza then moved to work with small business owners helping them with Business Development increasing their impact among their area of expertise, as well as setting Operational and Administrative processes such as workflows, reports, forms, etc. After mastering the duties that Small Business Owners required, Maritza created a professional virtual assistant service to assist Small Business, and busy professionals tackle their most annoying tasks, and today is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs to increase their visibility through podcast guesting and social media lead generation services. Maritza gives back to the community by creating jobs for women and men who leave their careers to manage their home life and families, by keeping them employed with a flexible schedule and access to a residual income. MP-Virtual Assist Team is passionate, perfectly bilingual, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented. Maritza is committed to Sacred Hut, an International Foundation and Non -Profit Organization, with Head quarters in her home state of Florida. Sacred Hut is dedicated to spread positiveness and mindful living around the World.   Quote #1 Since I got my first iPad, so very familiar with the world and, when I decided to open the virtual assistant company,  I realized that that was one of the things that entrepreneurs were looking for, you know, like research podcasts in which they could guested. Quote #2 "I started with one entrepreneur that said, okay, you're new.  Let me try you out and see how many, how many interviews you can get me in a month. Um, and she was expecting two or three, you know, and the very first month I got her eight interviews. Eight interviews. I I didn't expect that. Yeah. She was my first client and she didn't expect that. So she's like, how do you do this? Quote #3 "So I go and look for business podcast's that are out there, and I  go ahead and read their descriptions and I highlight the ones that I need to listen to and I take the time to listen to one, or two different chapters, sometimes more, but I listen to and, my          VA's do the same thing. They listen to the podcast.   Don’t do it all, we can help you with our group of professional Virtual Assistants. Email: MP-Virtualassist@outlook.com Or: info@mp-virtualassist.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/maritza-perez-982b01205/ https://www.facebook.com/MPVirtualAssist Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here  https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
02/06/2326m 4s

380. Rich Kozac is the "Rich Brands" and Impact Driven Branding Genius!

Speaker Rich Kozak engages audiences with straight talk they can trust to define & language their Brands with clarity that makes Brands come alive & attract. People worldwide discover m a g n e t i c clarity for their Brands with the IMPACT DRIVEN BRANDING Process accelerating their significant impacts on people, and the world. Rich Kozak provides powerful, heart-connecting vision for successful entrepreneurs determined to impact people's lives at a higher level.  His passionate, IMPACT DRIVEN speaking magnetically attracts entrepreneurs worldwide. Through his insightful Rich Strategy Nuggets, people benefit from 46 years of deep experience in defining Brands and launching them.  As a speaker, author, Branding coach & mentor, Rich empowers entrepreneurs' Brands to uniquely "Come Alive, "attract and grow.  Through Rich's unique straight talk, entrepreneurs experience an "Aha moment" seeing how Branding is a step- by-step process It is, for this reason, Rich wrote the book, IMPACT DRIVEN BRANDING: 7 STEPS to Ensure YOUR Brand Impacts People's Lives, and the World The book's promise?: Get CLARITY for the impacts vou will make and STEPS for the Brand YOU will become! https://www.linkedin.com/in/richkozakrichbrands/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006151005991  
26/05/2339m 55s

379. Lisa Hammett, Success Coach, From Burnout To Best Life!

Lisa Hammett is a Success Coach, helping stressed and burned out business owners and executives develop mental fitness, manage stress and anxiety, and get healthy. After 26 years in the corporate retailing industry, she reached burnout. She left the corporate sector in 2005 and started her wellness journey, losing 65 pounds. Since November of 2011, she has been a health and wellness coach for a global wellness company, helping thousands of members create sustainable healthy habits, lose weight, and maintain their weight loss. She launched her Success Coaching practice in May of 2020, to help individuals struggling with stress, mindset and weight gain. In 2021, she completed an intensive global coaching program with HPC (High Performing Coach). She is currently working on her Positive Intelligence certification.   Quote #1 I just left that industry at a high paying salary and it did cause significant financial hardship for many years. But I took the opportunity to improve upon my health and wellness, and that's when I lost my 65 pounds.   Quote#2 So my actual niche are executives and high level business owners, like over a million plus, uh, who are chronically stressed and either at or nearing burnout.  I equally, coach men and women. I like them both, you know, for different reasons.   Quote#3 And I think why, it's because my foundation is mental fitness. And they understand the science behind it because it's based on cognitive behavioral theory, positive psychology, you know, they really understand that science and they appreciate it, and they just get a really clear understanding of how their thought patterns are impacting their behavior and how that can be changed to provide better productivity, better relationships, better health and wellness and so forth.   https://lisahammett.com/   https://www.facebook.com/lisa.a.hammett   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisahammett/   https://twitter.com/lisahammett   https://www.amazon.com/Burnout-Best-Life-charge-happiness/dp/1667866508/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3O3U1UD1N5DD3&keywords=from+burnout+to+best+life+lisa+hammett&qid=1683986188&sprefix=From+Burnout+to+best+lif%2Caps%2C74&sr=8-1&asin=B0BJ11WLP7&revisionId=cf83079c&format=1&depth=1   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
19/05/2327m 34s

378. Evan Money Part 2, Prefab, instead of Rehab, Make a Movie, In the Shower!

Happily Married, #1 Bestselling Author, Global Entrepreneur and founder of the Marriage of Greatness movement. “Many men can make a fortune, very few can build a family.” It’s all about taking ACTION! Quote#1 So when you got a V H S camcorder, that's our little tool to film shorts and there's no video editing like nowadays, right? You can do it on your phone. You got all, I mean, just the whole, you and I understand what it used to take to create content.   Quote#2 There's gotta be a way to do this. And so I stood up and said, I'm gonna make a documentary and the next day in the shower, and here's a lesson for the people in the shower. If you ever notice, uh, most people get great ideas in the shower. Yes, probably cuz their phone's not in there with them. Yeah. Uh, hint And most people sadly leave their great ideas in the shower.   Quote#3 And so God gave me the vision, words of art. So I'm like, okay, let's look at words as an art form. And so that's where I started and I made an intention, got up off the couch and wouldn't you know, James, the next weekend I'm at an event. And it's one of these personal growth events. They got, you know, big names on the stage and then they have the sponsor, you know, ally, right, where everyone's got their booths.   Prehab instead of Rehab!   Body Dysmorphia, and how Evan recognizes it and deals with it.   Course correcting is how our journey in life goes.   “My bride and I both come from normal dysfunctional families, raise your hand if you can relate” : )   When we first got married our starry eyed quest was to live happily ever after and bring each others dreams to life. The challenge was, we had no money, like an old cell phone battery we were always in the red. My bride had a low paying high stress job and I had a struggling business.   We drove junky cars and lived in a postage stamp sized rental house. On top of that, I had major sexual baggage from a dark past that I’m still unpacking today. In-spite of all this we decided to have faith and dream big, we set a goal to get remarried in a different state or country every year.   With lot’s of prayer, action and creativity, we have been married over 20 times and yes we have had more than 20 honeymoons! Our story has been featured in media outlets around the world, but this is just the beginning of our story…   More Cool Evan Money Quotes: “The grass is always greener where you water it” “Ok, so if you want to make a personal growth documentary, here is the guy” “Why is this taking so long, that’s what every film maker says about every film project”   www.evanmoney.com   marriageofgreatness.com   IGWT4me.com   Featured song for this episode is “Ride On”, check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  
16/05/2345m 47s

377. Wanda Howard, Taking Back The Family To Where God Created Them To Be!

Wanda Howard is a parenting coach for those who love the abundance that God creates through the vehicle of business and how scaling as an entrepreneur brings great fulfillment in their life and they want to know how to bring that same feeling of purpose-driven success as a parent so that their kids can be emotionally healthy and confidently driven in their own life.   Quote#1 I believe that God did not send kids to us to say, okay, now you are the adult that should know all the answers and know exactly everything that they need. I think that he handpicked these amazing spirits for us because he knew that they had value.   Quote #2 I didn't want my kids to feel that way. I didn't want them to feel like they couldn't make a decision without me. I wanted them to know, like how to use their very capable, uh, deduction, reasoning, brain like intelligence and make their own decisions. And if they make a wrong one, then they're just better educated and that's not a crime.   Quote#3 I predominantly do one-on-one coaching with parents, but I love to get to know their kids as well. So I love it when their kids have questions and to help them, and that's lots of fun too.   You can learn more over on Wanda's podcast 'Successful Parents' https://wandahoward.podbean.com/ Here FREE Blueprint to Parenting Success https://wandahoward.com   Connect with her on Instagram or Facebook  @wandahoward.live Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!  
12/05/2338m 50s

376. Chris Lipper, On The Bus, And Mayor of Lipperville Metaverse In California

Chris Lipper has been called the Entrepreneur's Whisperer. He is the founder of On The Bus™ where he offers Small Business Owners Coaching and Virtual Trade Shows. Since even before Chris obtained his Series 7 at age 20, Chris has been on all sides of business transactions -- from professional inventor for 15 years in multiple industries, founder of five companies, and rolls in numerous industries. He brings his experience to business owners in the On The Bus ™ with coaching, networking, training opportunities in the Metaverse.   Quote #1 So in 2014, one of my members said, oh, trade shows stink. I'm never gonna do another one. And I said, well, maybe it's not the trade shows. Maybe you just stink at doing 'em. And let, let's figure it out.   Quote #2 On the Metaverse: So within 10 minutes, it feels real.  Once you're past the wow effect, it feels real.   Yeah, you forget that you're in the metaverse and all of a sudden you're talking to people live and it becomes like a real thing   Quote #3 I think the answer is that I did the work. Yeah, I learned. You know, and maybe because I was moving, I wasn't distracted by a lot of outside stuff. There wasn't a lot more for me to do, and I got immersed in this stuff. If it wasn't for the pandemic, none of this would've happened.   chris@onthebus.biz   https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislipper/   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8   For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!  
09/05/2327m 24s

375. Kay Suthar, Make Your Mark Podcast Turned Agency, Sharing Knowledge For Her Clients

  Kay Suthar had many ups and downs when she first started, and has gained a deeper understanding of the podcasting world. While she definitely enjoyed podcasting, she noticed that there was an underlying issue in the podcasting community: the editing. Most podcasters were either overpaying for editing or were spending hours editing their shows themselves. As a fellow podcaster, she created a solution meant for all podcasters. Make Your Mark (Podcast) Agency prides itself on customer service while going above and beyond what you’ll find anywhere else by including audio editing, video editing, podcast publishing, show notes, and captioned videos in our all-in-one packages. The Make Your Mark Podcast Kay helps entrepreneurs turn their podcasts into profitable businesses. Giving them the tools the need to build your authority, visibility and brand on a global scale without the headache of producing your own show. Quote #1 You gotta keep promoting yourself. You still gotta put yourself out there. You don't stop just because there's a pandemic. Quote #2 And so I thought, well, let me tell people what I do and let me use this whole podcasting thing that everybody's going on about, right? So I was like, okay, let me just get myself on a few podcasts and nobody would actually even reply to me. Quote #3 I was there to kind of promote myself, and all I did was when people asked for certain things, I then gave them, because I was like, the market is already telling me what they want. Kay's Social Connections: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-suthar-make-your-mark/ https://twitter.com/Kay_Suthar https://www.instagram.com/makeyourmark_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/kay.suthar.make.your.mark James Music Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com If you wish to have an appointment with James about coaching, use this link. www.calendly.com/dharmic Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!
05/05/2331m 15s

374. Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting, Libsyn Knowledge Leader, Podcast Pioneer

Todays show features Dave Jackson, one of the original podcasters who was there at the very beginning. He is still at it today and turning out great content with his "School of Podcasting" podcast. Quotes from Dave “James Cridland is a good source for me,  kind of keeping up with what's going on. He does a show called Pod News and then he does a pod news weekly review where he kind of does a deep dive into all the stories, from the week” "AI will make a bunch of stuff for me and. You've been there, done that. Not that that's bad, but I'm like, how many of these do we need, you know?" FULL BIO Dave Jackson began podcasting in 2005 and launched the School of Podcasting (schoolofpodcasting.com). His School of Podcasting show has over 3.1 million downloads. He has helped hundreds of people plan, launch, and grow their podcasts. He is the author of the book Profit from Your Podcast: Proven Strategies to Turn Listeners into a Livelihood, and is a featured speaker at events. In 2016 Dave joined Libsyn (the largest podcast hosting company) as part of their tech support team. In 2018 he was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. Find him at www.schoolofpodcasting.com Dave is now the head of podcast education at Libsyn Twitter: www.twitter.com/davejackson Facebook: www.facebook.com/schoolofpodcasting Instagram: www.instagram.com/schoolofpodcasting LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/in/davejackson/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/davidjackson Website: www.schoolofpodcasting.com Other: www.profitfromyourpodcast.com www.powerofpodcasting.com Other Shows: www.askthepodcastcoach.com www.podcastreviewshow.com Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com For an opportunity to be coached by James, you can reach out at www.calendly.com/dharmic   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!  
02/05/2334m 29s

373. Tori Barker, the Journey to Creative Marketing

In this episode, Tori Barker joins host James Kevin O’Connor to dive into marketing strategy, leadership, creativity, and the power of collective minds through a mastermind. They discuss how her athletic background influenced her leadership style, how creativity has been a part of her life since a young age, and the importance of building a collective mindset in her mastermind groups. She shares her philosophy on serving the person she once was and how it helps her create impactful strategies for her clients. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to learn about leadership, creativity, and the benefits of a collective mindset in business. In this episode, you will learn the following: - Tori shares her background and how she became interested in marketing and leadership. - Tori explains the concept of a mastermind and how it can benefit companies in developing marketing strategies. - The value of personal development and continuous learning in achieving success. Connect with Tori Barker: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toribarker/  Visionary Marketing Framework Quiz: https://visionarymarketingquiz.com/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends! Be blessed, James~
28/04/2330m 28s

372. Jason Koons, Sweetwater Sound, $1.7 Billion Reasons To Smile!

Jason Koons has been with Sweetwater since mid 2000 when he accepted an internship in the Sales Department with ambitions of working his way into the recording studios( background and schooling). He was 20 years old and didn’t really know who he was was yet, but quickly fell in love with all things Sales & Business Development. He spent 22 years truly sprinting, learning all he could about the craft and being an intentional student of sales, and that led to being the top producer for the company 17 of his 22 years as a Sales Engineer. What’s more, those weren’t just 17 years straight but each and every month of that as the top producer…203 consecutive months. He held the honor of having talked to more customers of Sweetwater’s over his tenure than any other Sales Engineer and in his final month in that role, made the decision to find fulfillment in leadership at Sweetwater Sound.   In January of ’22 he accepted the role of Director of Sales Growth & Development where he could focus on bringing the already successful top-performers at Sweetwater to their next levels, as well as contribute to overall sales initiatives and company motions while growth continued. Jason grew up as an adult at Sweetwater…He is very grateful for the opportunities in life this company has afforded him and his family (and countless other families) and he cares deeply about maintaining Chuck’s original vision and ethos while exploring new areas of growth.   Jason Quotes: "This is about, really, chasing your bliss and, and finding your creative outlets." "Chuck Surack was and is still the most successful person I've ever met. So it just made sense for me to just model my ethos and, what I did around what he had done." "The thing I think I'm most proud of is that while, these days we're nearly a 1.7 billion company, 23 years after I had started, the culture aspect of it from 40 sales engineers to now 612 sales engineers, it just hasn't changed." jason_koons@sweetwater.com https://www.sweetwater.com/   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends! Be blessed, James~  
25/04/2336m 34s

371. Dave Combs Strikes Gold With Rachel's Song, One Song, One Great Career!

A native of Erwin, Tennessee, Dave Combs grew up in a family that enjoyed making music. Both of his parents and his grandmother Combs played the piano, which began his musical journey that included being a church choir director and pianist. After college, Dave move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he served as Minister of Music at a church while working as a computer programmer at a Fortune 500 company. His songwriting began with the now popular standard, Rachel’s Song, which was arranged and recorded by Gary Prim in 1986.  Since then, Dave has written over 120 songs and recorded 15 albums of soft, soothing, and relaxing instrumental music that has touched the lives of millions around the world. An article written by Dave about how music has changed his life and touched the lives of millions of people appeared in Guideposts magazine. Click here to see the article. A multitude of inspiring stories about Dave’s lifelong journey with his music can be found in his best-selling biographical book, Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel’s Song” Can Change Your Life. Dave and his wife, Linda, live in Winston-Salem. https://www.combsmusic.com/about/ Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 To set up an exploratory coaching call with James, reach out @ www.calendly.com/dharmic only serious coaching candidates please! Apple podcast review link, please leave us a 5 Star review and a great line or two! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/  
21/04/2330m 48s

370. Tasha Chen Wealth Coach For Women, The Secret Is Here!

Tasha Chen is a wealth and success coach for high-achieving women executives and entrepreneurs who want to elevate wealth and abundance in every area of life.  For those who want to master their relationship with money with the guidance to manifest the easy and relaxed lifestyle of their financial dreams. It’s time to transform into a powerful money attractor without taking on any more hours or stress in your life.   tashachen.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tashachen/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_v0naCFPCM https://www.instagram.com/tashapowellchen/ https://www.facebook.com/SpeakerTashaChen https://twitter.com/TashaChenRich   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com   Apple podcast review link Please leave us a 5 Star review, its easy to do, and really helps up out to grow the show! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Thank you for doing this my friends!  
18/04/2325m 27s

369. Debby Kruszewski. A Spiritual Journey of Reflection and Self-Discovery

In this episode, we welcome Debby Krusz (Kruszewski), who shares her powerful journey of faith, trust, and self-discovery. Debby opens up about how she learned to trust in God's plan for her life, despite facing challenges and doubts along the way. She shares her experiences of staying true to her purpose and using her unique gifts and talents to make a positive impact in the world.  Join us as we dive into Debby's story and glean valuable insights on embracing our gifts, staying aligned with our purpose, and trusting in a higher power. Tune in now for an uplifting and empowering conversation! In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. Debby Krusz’s personal journey of faith and trust in God's plan for her life. 2. he power of using one's unique gifts and talents to make a positive impact in the world. 3. Inspiration to embrace our gifts and talents, and use them to fulfill our purpose in life.   Connect with Debby Krusz: Website: https://debbykrusz.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbykrusz/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
14/04/2335m 55s

368. Michael "Buzz" Buzinski, Doubles Website Traffic With The Rule Of 26!

MICHAEL “BUZZ” BUZINSKI Lifelong Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Thought Leader, and Best-Selling Author Michael Buzinski is a life-long entrepreneur, digital marketing thought leader, and best-selling author. Dubbed a “visionary marketer” by the American Marketing Association, Michael’s sole mission is to reduce the prevalence of entrepreneurial poverty in the US. Buzz, as most call him, has simplified digital marketing success with the Rule of 26 to help business owners avoid the time drain and frustration of managing profitable digital marketing campaigns. Simplifying Website Marketing Strategy with the Rule of 26 https://www.amazon.com/Rule-26-Service-Based-Businesses-Doubling-ebook/dp/B0957QYM27 Why relying on word-of-mouth and referrals for marketing is a bad marketing plan Why most service-centric businesses websites fail to create revenue Ignoring your website marketing is leaving money on the table for your competition to grab How to best market service-centric businesses in 2023 CONNECT WITH MICHAEL  Buzz@Buzzworthy.biz   Buzzworthy.biz  907-382-7625 in/MichaelBuzinski  /urBuzzworthy @BuzzworthyMarketing Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 To set up an exploratory coaching call with James, reach out @ www.calendly.com/dharmic only serious coaching candidates please! Apple podcast review link, please leave us a 5 Star review and a great line or two! https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/
11/04/2329m 45s

367. "It is Finished", Jesus Dying Words on Good Friday

367 It is Finished, Good Friday   It Is Finished, The last words Jesus spoke on Good Friday as he died on the cross to save Humanity.   Greetings all my friends and today I am doing something a little bit different on the Dharmic Evolution Podcast I wanted to present a project that I worked on more than 5 years ago on Music Row in Nashville. The band is called “Mercy” and the project was the “I AM VICTORIOUS” Album.   Its ultimate purpose is to become a theatrical musical experience, similar to West Side Story, or The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in that it’s design is to include the audience as part of the presentation. However, at the time of putting the music together, we had no idea this was part of the plan.   My writing partner Archbishop and Captain Chaplain Christine Mercy Johnson and I wrote and Produced this album with Kim Copeland as Music Producer on Music Row in the late Spring and Summer of 2016.    I wanted to share 4 of the tracks with you today to give you a glimpse of the story and how important It is for us to remember what actually happened during those last days of the Lord that set up our Eternal spiritual possibilities for all time moving forward, I hope you will listen, and enjoy the story, And realize its importance on your life!   AMEN The Lord wanted us to write a song entitled “Amen” that is all we got, just “Amen” I walked around In circles in my small humble studio in this tiny cottage I was renting  at the time, it had a loft and fireplace  it was perfect actually, I really lived in a small recording studio, on an 80 acre estate surrounded by nature. After being exasperated At the lack of direction, I turned on my DX7, plugged in a couple of guitars, and set up the metronome, and    Just started tracking, the rest just came out, pretty much the same as you hear on the recording. The one Icing on the cake was that Christine had told me the Lord wanted her to do a voice over on top of the  Recording, and it turns out The Lords Prayer fit into the space perfectly, we had not planned on this And I had no idea that was going to be part of the song, but it fit like a glove.   The intro of this song starts with Christine reciting scripture from Revalations 22, its a moving and stirring Message, filled with dire warnings, but also with the promise of beautiful, revealing, and everlasting Light for us all, if only we dare to have the courage to claim it. As the scripture concludes, it moves Quietly into the song.   The intro is real birds that I captured at the cottage, I woke up pre dawn one morning and put two hi quality Microphones out of my windows to capture the early morning song birds, then later that day I went for A hike in one of my favorite forests and brought with me a tiny hi quality recorder, my trusty Boss Digital Micro BR recorder. (I still use it today, its smaller than a peanut butter sandwich) I set it on a rock in the Middle of a stream to capture the real water sounds for the recording, and added them into the mix.   I always thought of the piece as more of a prayer than a song, it is designed for you to put on in your Car, on the way to a stressful meeting, or uncomfortable situation, and is meant to help you find Peace through the prayer that you are communicating to the Father, Lord Jesus, and the  Holy Spirit. Amen~   Bless You This was a beautiful story about Jesus imparting to his disciples how to conduct themselves out in the World and how they can make an impact on society and care for their impoverished brothers and sisters. He spoke in parables not to be overly mysterious, however, he would alway try to trigger our creative minds using storytelling, and touching our imaginations in ways that would inspire thinking in new and prosperous way towards the good of humanity.   This showcases what faith and hope really are when these men just left their previous life in a Moments notice. They intuitively knew that they were witnessing something so unusual and so Brilliant, and must have thought “how could we miss this”?   I think the rolling piano riff in this song really glued the arrangement together. That is Nashvilles own Buddy Hyatt,  with brother Jim Hyatt on Bass guitar.  Shawn Fichter (from Tim McGraw’s band) is on drums and percussion,  James Mitchell on electric guitars,  Glen Duncan on Acoustic Guitars and violin.  Kim Copeland did a fabulous job producing along with Kelly Schoenfeld handling all Of the highly skilled and challenging engineering, as this was no easy feat to incorporate spoken Scripture with music.   I’M AFRAID I’m afraid records the last night that the Lord Jesus has of earthy freedom before the soldiers come To take him away. How torture with the whipping was just brutal, they beat him and scourged him For hours on end before forcing him to carry his own heavy wooden cross up to Calvary where he Was to be crucified.    The main beam of the cross was stretched across his shoulders and weighed 80-100 Lbs, he had To carry this more than 600 yards uphill, he was beaten so badly and lost so much blood and bodily fluids, it has been said he barely looked human. I think it was astonishing that he even  survived the brutal beatings to get to the crucifixion.   As Jesus was in the Garden of gethsemane praying to his father, he had asked his disciples to stay Awake and keep watch while he prayed to his Father. These last hours were so terrifying for him that he began sweating blood as he could see the horrible and brutal torture he would be suffering over the next 24 hours. He returned to them several times to find them all asleep, which must have been even more exasperating for him.    He was so terrified that he asked his Father, “If it be possible please take this cup from my Hand, but I serve your command, although I’m Afraid”   Everyone played so well on this track and the featured violin playing by Glen Duncan was really Sweet and special. Shawn also added so many elements of drama with the swelling symbol  Effects as well.     IT IS FINISHED Captures the last moments of Jesus speaking to his Father as he is about to die a brutal Painful physical human death. The hours that led up to this had Jesus in court with Pontious Pilate, the Roman Governor of the province of Judea. Pilate knew this was a very highly  Charged political situation and even his wife was trying to influence him not to punish Jesus As she had dreams that he was indeed the messiah.   The Jews hated the fact that Jesus was being called the Son of God, and wanted know part Of it, they were screaming “Crucify him” in the town square where Pilate was presenting them A choice to free one prisoner as is customary before passover, he asked “do you want me to Free Barabas, or Jesus”?    We were having a bit of trouble with this one, as Christine suddenly said after tracking that it Was not sad enough, James Mitchell suggested to me to change up to a minor 6th and that Was exactly what it needed to give it that sad temperament in all the right places.  I remember writing this on my Strat and using a capo up around fret 4 or 5, just really Tore into it without any though whatsoever.   Its amazing how all the musicians picked up on the dynamics of the song just from that One very sparse and simple demo. Its another song completely run by the Holy Spirit,  All we needed to do was hang on and enjoy the ride!   After the vocal on this, I could not even come into the control room for a minute or two, It was almost an out of body experience.   Be blessed, and Happy Good Friday,   James~  
07/04/2343m 5s

366. Olivia Chadwick teaches women how to become all they can be, and so much more!

Olivia Chadwick gives us a deep dive at what is coming up in the full interview about helping women take a new approach to health and the relationship with mind/body. Olivia is a very skilled mentor and coach and does some really unique counseling for women who need to understand how valuable they are!  Olivia is a Mental Performance Coach with 17 years of experience supporting my clients to flourish through fitness. Her fascination with physiology and anatomy led me to complete a degree in Kinesiology and my certification in Pilates to educate and coach others on the power of movement.  After working with hundreds of clients one-on-one and in groups it has become painfully apparent that nobody is truly experiencing the wellbeing often associated with fitness. The truth is we only focus on the physical, in large part, due to our societal entrenchment in diet culture. This revealed to Olivia that helping others requires an understanding of the body and the mind, which led her to return to academics to complete my Master’s in exercise psychology and contemplative studies.  Her research explored how we can cultivate compassion and acceptance towards ourselves in the context of exercise. Can we paradoxically work towards improving ourselves and our lives while also learning how to accept, enjoy and even love exactly who we are right now? Today, her belief is yes! With exercise becoming a driving force for healthy self-care that acts as a life-line to a great life.  This journey has led Olivia to my mission to empower women to live free of diet culture to experience greater personal fulfillment and life satisfaction!  Olivia Chadwick Exercise Physiologist
 Certified Body Trust Provider
 Mindful Self-compassion Teacher in Training linktr.ee/oliviajchadwick olivia-chadwick.com https://www.facebook.com/olivia.chadwick.712   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For high level elite coaching, you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
04/04/2334m 28s

365. Marco Torres, Adding Value to Travel Incentives with Marketing Boost

In this episode we are joined by Marco Torres, co-founder of Marketing Boost. Marco discusses their company's mission to provide subscription-based travel incentives to business owners worldwide, helping them acquire more prospects, close sales, and delight their customers. He explains how the company's hotel savings cards work, and how they have helped thousands of members increase appointment bookings and show rates. Tune in to learn more about how Marketing Boost can help add value to your business. In this episode, you will learn the following: How Marketing Boost works and the types of incentives they provide to business owners worldwide Real-life examples of how Marketing Boost has helped businesses increase their sales and bookings Tips for entrepreneurs and business owners on how to use incentives to acquire more prospects, close more sales, and increase show rates for appointments and webinars.   Connect with Marco Torres: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/6101960marcotorres/  Website: https://www.marketingboostsolutions.com/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  
31/03/2326m 41s

364. Rosanne Baker Thornley, New Album, "Sorry I'm Late" is a Smash!

Rosanne Baker Thornley Rocks the house on this interview and visits with me to talk about her new song that is the title track for her new album "Sorry I'm Late"  https://open.spotify.com/track/79nrAnVt6KkTcX143tWr9g?si=268655f97a604caf We get deep into one of my favorite topics, songwriting, going deep and finding the colors inside of yourself so you can transform them into a beautiful sonic landscape and splash them all over someones heart.........   “I love that I am able to step behind artists’ eyes and write songs from many perspectives and genres. From singer-songwriter to punk, I have a long history of collaborating, performing and writing. I lean in to understand the hearts of the artists who are sitting in front of me.” Through listening, Rosanne lifts the artistry of the original artist/songwriters she works with such as - Justin Nozuka, Tyler Shaw, Ryland James, Jordan John, Paul Woida, Julian Taylor, Robb Torres, Mikalyn, Andrew Allen, Shannon Dooks, Ken Yates, Colin MacDonald (Trews), Havelin, Poesy, Vicki Brittle.
28/03/2350m 6s

363. Rodney Waits, the Inspired Serial Entrepreneur and Real Estate Expert

In this episode, we welcome Rodney Waits, an inspired serial entrepreneur who has built most of his business in real estate. He emphasizes the importance of working with like-minded people who can resonate well together and support each other’s vision, heart, and business. In this episode, you will learn the following: Real estate can be a great investment opportunity for those looking to create passive cash flow. Finding lifers - people who are going to be around for life and support your vision Impact is greater than influence. Rodney believes that tying your efforts of how you can grow success and fulfillment to helping others is what it's all about.   Connect with Rodney Waits: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodneywaits/  Impact > Influence Podcast: https://thedisruptiveimpact.buzzsprout.com/    About Rodney: Rodney Martin Waits II is an entrepreneur that strives to motivate and inspire others. He would like to be able to both learn from and connect with anyone who represents themselves as a professional in business and everyday marketing. He enjoys networking with those who have big dreams and even bigger aspirations!   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  
24/03/2322m 29s

362. Evan Money, Marriage of Greatness, Prehab vs Rehab, with Tom Brady.

Happily Married, #1 Bestselling Author, Global Entrepreneur and founder of the Marriage of Greatness movement. “Many men can make a fortune, very few can build a family.” Body Dysmorphia, and how Evan recognizes it and deals with it. Static thinking, Fear, Doubt, Worry, Driving on the Freeway. "My bride and I both come from normal dysfunctional families, raise your hand if you can relate" : ) When we first got married our starry eyed quest was to live happily ever after and bring each others dreams to life. The challenge was, we had no money, like an old cell phone battery we were always in the red. My bride had a low paying high stress job and I had a struggling business. We drove junky cars and lived in a postage stamp sized rental house. On top of that, I had major sexual baggage from a dark past that I’m still unpacking today. In-spite of all this we decided to have faith and dream big, we set a goal to get remarried in a different state or country every year. With lot’s of prayer, action and creativity, we have been married over 20 times and yes we have had more than 20 honeymoons! Our story has been featured in media outlets around the world, but this is just the beginning of our story… www.evanmoney.com Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  
21/03/2337m 59s

361. David Chametzky, Mental Wellness Coach, Author, with a Passion for Charitable Giving

Join us as we delve into the world of self-discovery with David Chametzky, a published author, coach, and veteran of Corporate America with over 30 years of experience. With a passion for helping others, David reminds us that small movements can lead to large opportunities. In this episode, you will learn the following: Discovering the power of touchstones in life and the importance of understanding one's own journey as part of the larger story. Exploring how mental wellness and managing stress can be used as a lever to reach one's passions. Uncovering the joy of connecting the right people to the right opportunities to create meaningful change.   Connect with David Chametzky: Website: https://davidchametzky.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-chametzky-a933b32/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
17/03/2325m 4s

360. Michaell Macgrutsche From Vienna to Hollywood, Co-Producing with Paramounts Robert Evans

Michaell Magrutsche co-produced with Robert Evans (Godfather, Chinatown Love Story) and was also the City Arts Commissioner of Newport Beach, California, he also wrote 5 books.  He has been a leader all his life and is now writing the book on the next form of leadership because he can function with humans better than in systems.  Michaell has given 120 interviews worldwide  in the last 8 months primarily about system values versus human values, leadership's most trait self-awareness, our superpower of creativity, dialogue and adaptability. The next disruption that we already are into, we have created too good, and too much, that we pivoted to not having the time to find those products, let alone engage in a sales funnel and buy the product or service. We need leaders that understand this and not push more, but be aware and wiser. Art/creativity is an integral part to reveal to you, who you are, rather than waiting for others to define you. Art/creativity as a human superpower. Art always reminds us of a life as human BEINGS.     Michaell is more aware of this because he was a sick child and also is dyslexic, and having dysgraphia (hand eye coordination)  could not fit in anywhere. He is completely self-taught. Now, 5 books later…Creating art is his savior, it allowed him to be with other humans, he has co produced with Robert Evans, and became the City Arts Commissioner for Newport Beach CA, etc. etc. Art/creativity, healthy dialogue (podcasts) and our adaptability are superpowers that define our limitless human potential. Creating art always reminds and teaches us of a life as human BEINGS. It makes us aware of human and nature’s wonders for us and future generations.   Michaell's hub is  https://MICHAELLM.com. His 30sec podcast The Smart of Art - The Power of Art and Creativity podcast.   https://anchor.fm/michaellart   It's all about art outside systems as a human superpower. Art as the human language of wisdom 30sec. at a time. Song "Ride On" by James Kevin O'Connor from the album "Geography of the Soul" https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=15cf389789e244bc  
14/03/2342m 17s

359. Brandon Andrew, Entrepreneurial Healthcare Professional, Dedicated to Helping Others Hear Better

Brandon Andrew, a healthcare professional and entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in the Hearing Aid Technology industry, joins James Kevin O’Connor on this episode to share his passion for helping those with hearing loss and his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. They discuss how his parents instilled in him the values of working for himself and helping others, and how a chance encounter with his ecclesiastical leader led him down the path of audiology. Brandon also talks about the challenges he faced in opening and managing clinics, including a setback where he lost his life savings, and how he persevered to develop talent and help those in need. Tune in to hear Brandon's inspiring story and learn about his dedication to helping others reach their full potential. In this episode, you will learn the following: How Brandon Andrew went from a regional sales manager to audiology and helping people with hearing loss How technology advancements have revolutionized the hearing aid industry in the past 5-10 years How to provide world-class service to customers in the digital era.   Connect with Brandon Andrew: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-andrew-5437b3205/   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 For a custom-branded song you can reach James at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
10/03/2329m 49s

358. H.B. Pasley, The Ideal Client Experience, and The Chiropractor of Wisdom!

Have you ever had a client call you up one day to tell you that you did such a great job and now they are firing you? Client retention can be a real problem in the coaching industry, and my friend HB Pasley joined me on Podcasting Your Global Career to deep dive into the strategies and techniques of "The Chiropractor of Wisdom"     3 Key Takeaways   Client retention doesn't take an abundance of time. Simple communication habits will go a long way.  It's 9X easier to retain a client than it is to acquire a new client. Clients will refer you if you simply give them a next level experience   HB's Bio H.B. has been a coach, a creative, and a professional communicator for close to four decades. He founded and presided over an arts-based Christian nonprofit that served the marginalized for over two decades. He has published many books and countless leadership guides, facilitated thousands of people in leadership development retreats, and has produced over 7 million song streams on Spotify. Even after all that, he is fond of deflecting attention from his accomplishments by saying, “my real claim to fame is that I have failed at more ventures than most will ever attempt ... and I took a lot of notes.” H.B. has founded works in tech, financial services, charitable orgs, and in the arts. His DNA is to start things, however, it may be his lifelong work with very strong, very talented people that has uniquely equipped him to be a professional advisor. It was “in the school of hard knocks,” he says, where he gleaned his best wisdom for helping others. Refreshingly, H.B. openly speaks of his own failures as some of his greatest learning moments. As a business coach he often refers to himself as a “perspective partner.” His academic scholarships helped him earn a Bachelors Degree in Religion and General Business at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1988, Cum Laude. As a financial advisor he earned his Series 6, 7, and 63 designations. H.B. is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. He claims, however, that he has never been rewarded for book smarts, only for working well with people. Presently, H.B. lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Robin, an award-winning interior designer. His two sons live in Phoenix, Arizona. Xander is a student at Grand Canyon University, and Zane recently graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurial Business. H.B. loves golf though he is bad at it. He is better at fly fishing, reading books, and hiking. He loves to be on the water. Resources: HB's Book - https://www.neverdroptheballagain.com/ HB's Coaching Practice - https://www.idealclientexperience.com/   Song Ride On by James Kevin O'Connor https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=c4fce80f7aa84013    
07/03/2340m 35s

357. Career Transitions: Overcoming Struggles to Help Others Take Control of Their Career and Life

Nikki Green joins host James Kevin O’Connor to share her inspiring journey of overcoming mental health struggles and identity crisis to become an accomplished triathlete, author, and entrepreneur. Nikki talks about her transition from a corporate job to founding her own business, Green Chameleon Collective, which helps young people find their career path and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. They also discuss the importance of taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone to unlock your full potential. Tune in to this episode to learn valuable insights on how to adapt to change, overcome life challenges, and achieve your big goals. In this episode, you will learn the following: How to Adapt to Change and Discover Your Own Entrepreneurial Mindset The Benefits of Taking a Risk and Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone Unlocking Your Potential and Overcoming Life Challenges to Achieve Big Goals.   Connect with Nikki Green: Website: https://thenikkigreen360.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenikkigreen/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
03/03/2321m 33s

356. Empowering Coaches Through Digital Marketing

In this episode, we dive into the inspiring story of Chelsea Talamantes, a coach and marketing expert who refused to conform to the status quo. She shares how she invested in her own education and started her own digital marketing business to help coaches and entrepreneurs build out their digital ecosystems and create successful marketing campaigns.  She provides valuable insights on how to be successful in digital marketing in the age of COVID, how to navigate the coaching market, especially in a noisy space, and how to strike a balance between work and family in a pandemic world. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How to be successful in digital marketing in the age of COVID 2. How to navigate the coaching market, especially in a noisy space 3. How to strike a balance between work and family in a pandemic world.   Connect with Chelsea Talamantes: Website: https://chelseakathryn.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelsea-talamantes-25053b126/    Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
24/02/2326m 17s

355. Teenage Entrepreneur and Podcasting Genius

Seth Silvers started his career as a 16-year-old entrepreneur, transforming himself over the next few years from a depressed teen to a passionate podcaster with a mission to influence and empower businesses and people alike. Seth is founder of Story On Media, an agency that helps business leaders share their stories through thriving podcasts. He is passionate about helping people get their stories out into the world and believes in the power of podcasting to create credibility and trust. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How podcasting can be used to increase credibility and trust in business. 2. How to use storytelling to bring together diverse communities and create meaningful impact. 3. How to use podcasting to create a successful long-term business strategy.   About Seth: Seth Silvers is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Story On Media, a premier podcasting agency based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. His team helps business leaders build trust-building podcasts and they have worked with Patrick Lencioni, Mark Cuban, Falon Fatemi, Elizabeth Ledoux, and many more industry leaders. You can learn more about Story On Media and connect with Seth at www.successwithstories.com.   Connect with Seth Silvers: Website: https://www.successwithstories.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethsilvers/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sethsilvers/   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
17/02/2324m 56s

354. Money Magnet: From Despair to Six-figures

After deciding to make a drastic change in her financial life, Dr. Amanda Barrientez embarks on a journey of self-discovery, transforming her relationships and income to become a successful six figure business owner, and now she helps others do the same. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How to Reprogram Your Money Mindset Through Affirmations. 2. How to Tap Into Your Zone of Genius to Attract Easier Money. 3. How to Overcome Money Shame and Create Lasting Wealth.   Connect with Dr. Amanda: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nfamoney/  Website: https://www.nfamoney.com/  YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@NFAMoney   About Dr. Amanda Known as the "money healer," Dr. Amanda Barrientez is the founder of NFA Money. She is on a mission to help dedicated and driven women entrepreneurs breakthrough imposter syndrome and destroy the thoughts that are holding them back.   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
10/02/2327m 46s

353. Self-healing: From Living on Death's Door to Helping Others Heal

Chase Thornock was a CEO of a venture-backed technology company. He became very sick and was hospitalized, unable to eat or get nutrition. He was given every medication available but nothing worked.  Through his darkest moments, he received a message from God that he must heal himself. He now helps others learn how to trust and heal their bodies. In this episode, you will learn the following: Achieving Health and Wellness Through Self-Reliance: How Chase overcame a severe illness to become medication-free and regain his health. Overcoming Life Struggles By Facing Yourself: How an individual came to terms with their physical health by changing their mindset and taking responsibility for their own choices. Unlocking the Healing Potential of the Body: How a client in the medical field was able to go medication-free and achieve normal blood work in their sixties with the help of a mentor. Resources:  Chase’s website: https://www.whatmagnificence.com/   Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
03/02/2324m 26s

352. Discover the Thrill of Scaling Brands and Creating A Beautiful Life

William Harris is the CEO of Elumynt, an advertising agency for e-commerce, and has helped 13 businesses get acquired, with the largest selling for $800 million. He is a dad of three and enjoys playing music and basketball with his family. William Harris always dreamed of being a rock star, but when 2008 hit, he had to find a way to support his family. He went back to school and got a degree in marketing, and discovered he may have a gift in that field. He found success with his first job in marketing, scaling a company by 270%. He then started his own agency - Elumynt, and helped 13 businesses get acquired. He had a vision to help businesses understand the bottom line and maximize profit through their PNLs. William found success with his business, but still made time for what was important - his family. Recently, he and his wife went on a moonlight snowshoeing date, and he continues to play his acoustic guitar and enjoy time with his children.   In this episode, you will learn the following: How to go from being a nurse to a CEO of a successful advertising agency. How to use blockchain technology to make a profit in the crypto market. How William Harris balances his professional life with his passion for music and being a dad and husband.   Resources: https://elumynt.com/ https://app.guestio.com/guests/william https://www.linkedin.com/in/wmharris/     Featured song for this episode is "Ride On", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQzjlHv7qZzyZIOSGkhjU?si=eb0d5a683f2e43d8 Coaching link is here, join me for a no-obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom-branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
30/01/2327m 57s

351 Rebranding the dHarmic Evolution, "Podcasting Your Global Career"

Todays show is taking the cover off of the brand new show, (well not really, just rebranding) "Podcasting your Global Career" Dig in and find out what possessed James to rebrand and retitle his show, yes, time to bury the dHarmic Evolution, it served it's purpose, but its time to move on. Featured song for this episode is "Drill Down", check it out on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/track/6gnOjQCwpmmG664GDK1UvM?si=0668881fe10248bc Coaching link is here, join me for a no obligation discovery session www.calendly.com/dharmic For a custom branded song you can reach me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com
20/01/2320m 2s

350 Debbi Sluys, Vision Board Master, Teaching and Manifesting Your Future!

DE350 Debbi Sluys, Vision Board Master, Teaching and Manifesting Your Future! Debbi Sluys is a personal development and empowerment coach with a focus on creating clear vision boards. With her background as a Childcare Director and skills in public speaking, Debbi  inspires and empowers people to live their best lives and be the best professional they can be by realizing their inner power, balancing their lives and understanding the perspectives of others. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Ontario, Canada on this ride on the dHarmic evolution podcast    James is now Coaching If you are a high achiever looking to transform your life/career/goals, James is now offering a limited amount of space for 1 on 1 coaching. You must be committed, dedicated and willing to welcome a transformation to achieve more in your life for this program. If this is you, James is offering a free, no-obligation 60-minute zoom discovery call for only 12 participants. You can schedule your discovery call with James right here to explore if this is a good fit for both parties. As a Preview In this episode, we discuss with Debbi Sluys. We learn about her background in child care services for over 30 years before finally embracing her full potential and becoming a coach. Learn how she struggled being past a workshop facilitator and how she created her popular vision boards. Also on this episode, we have a mini-coaching session and discover that even the creator of vision boards was scared of her own dream. This episode is revealing, let’s dive in Quotes “It wasn’t part of my job description, that’s is why I started this company, I really wanted and had an heart for educators and really wanted to support them”- Debbi  “What’s the price you are paying for not following your dreams? What’s the price those around you are paying for you not following your dream” Speaking coach “What would you tell your 16-year-old yourself, what would your 80-year-old self tell you?” Debbi “I distinguish clearly between vision board and goals.” Debbi “I think of the vision board as a beautiful gift of life” Debbi “Instead of life opposed on us, happening to us, we have control, it is happening for us” Debbi  Timestamps  01:26 Introducing our Guest: Debbi Sluys  03:40 Where was Debbi before coaching?  06:00 When did Debbi realize she wanted to be a coach  09:07 How did Debbi get into the vision board?  11:28 Debbi’s first win with a vision board 15:49 A vision board demo: dream, discover and declare 23:00 Why did Debbi want the vision board cut in half? 25:02 How does Debbi’s protocols help shorten your gestation plan? 28:13 Debbi’s personal example of turning down her dreams 31:41 Debbi’s program: Dare to Declare Academy 36:46 What does Debbi do in her down time? 36:58 James Coaching Link 39:00 Debbi and Family 41:21 Growing up as the Preacher’s kid 47:27 Who does Debbi not want to coach? 49:58 Final word with Debbi 51:23  Ride On with James Kevin   Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS  dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8  dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: dharmic evolution If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Connect With Debbie Her Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Special Links and Mentions Free Vision Board Master Class Dare to Declare Academy Jack Canfield Cape Cod
16/12/2254m 54s

DE349. Steve Ramona is Inphone! A revolution in Communication

Steve Ramona is a global sales director for Inphone. A podcaster and businessman, Steve is passionate about serving people and helping them grow their businesses. He is committed to using his full resources for free to achieve this goal. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to San Jose, California on this ride on the dHarmic evolution podcast    James is now Coaching If you are a high achiever looking to transform your life/career/goals, James is now offering a limited amount of space for 1 on 1 coaching. You must be committed, dedicated and willing to welcome a transformation to achieve more in your life for this program. If this is you, James is offering a free, no-obligation 60-minute zoom discovery call for only 12 participants. You can schedule your discovery call with James right here to explore if this is a good fit for both parties. James is also hosting his 2nd workshop, please join him on Monday December 19th for an important workshop on Goal setting, how important is this! Here is the zoom link, sign up now! Zoom   As a Preview In this episode, we discuss with Steve Ramona. Steve is an expert businessman with vast experience scaling products and he shares his latest, Inphone. During this episode, he explains how he knew he wasn't cut for a 9-5 and how he became the top sales guy in less than three months. Further on he shows how he actively combines trading, managing Inphone and podcasting. Finally, we close learning service is more important than sales. This episode is one of a kind. Let’s dive in Quotes “I love serving- We need to be serving people not expecting a sale.”-Steve “My goals are financial freedom to serve others.”-Steve “We need to teach kids that when you do things right, you will build a business.”-Steve “We are going to lose. It just happens in life. It’s how we rebound that matters.”-Steve “Get better 1% every day.”-Steve Timestamps 01:45 Introducing today’s guest 04:10 How did Steve get into business 06:53 Describing the Inphone 11:18 One of the features of Inphone: Track & Meet 14:43 Steve’s journey into podcasting 16:45 Steve’s guests 19:00 The culture around the Dharmic evolution podcast 20:30 Forex trading with Steve 25:30 Crypto trading 26:38 Steve’s brick& mortar businesses 30:02 Steve's father’s impact on his life  32:11 Steve’s faith journey 34:52 Steve’s big extended family 35:20 Where will Steve be in the next 5 years? 42:38 Gratitude & Devotions 46:40 Final words from Steve 48:30 Ride On with James Kevin   Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS  dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8  dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: dharmic evolution If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.    Connect with Steve   Steve’s Email   Inphone Referrals
02/12/2251m 43s

DE348. Asher Laub, shows us how the Violin can upstage the guitar!

In today’s show, we feature violinist and creative force Asher Laub. Asher began classical violin training at the tender age of 2 and had already performed with the Buffalo philharmonic by age 13. Asher’s expertise in trans-genre improvisation and breakdancing across stages with his LED electric violin has led him to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Jacob Javits Center, and across four continents.  Asher has also been featured on PBS and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, and NBC and many other major news sources.  So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride from the music city New York City on this ride on the dHarmic evolution podcast.   James’ Workshop   James is hosting a workshop to help you discover your purpose during this Thanksgiving season, precisely on Monday the 21st at 7 p.m. It is themed Uncovering Your Purpose: Give Thanks for What You Have. The workshop is free, however, there are limited seats. Here is the link to joxxxin   As a Preview In today’s episode, we discuss with Asher Laub, an expert violinist. Asher takes us through what it means to start playing at the early large of 2 and the life-changing incident that put his career on hold. Further on, Asher shares his creative process when recording. We also learn about his multiple degrees and why he chose music. Finally, we listen to Asher’s final words on choosing happiness over the grind. This episode is simply amazing. Let’s dive in.   Quotes   “Is there anything better than having kids? There’s nothing more rewarding”-Asher   “Under Resourced neighborhood in the South Bronx, those kids don't have deep education in music or the support from their family”-Asher   “You never forget your first experience with music”- James   “I am not a rank and file type of person and I don’t attribute this to ego, the violin needs to be given more credit”   “I never intended to make violin a career, regardless, my parents prepared me for full time”- Asher   “I chose music as a career path because I never wanted to feel like I was working”-Asher   “It’s important to meet your own needs than burning to the ground”-Asher Timestamps   01:15 Introducing today’s guest 02:55 Asher’s injury in 2014 07:30 Showcasing a 1738 violin 08:56 Falling in love with violin: The Beginning 09:58 Neon Dreams from Asher plays 14:10 The inspiration behind Neon Dream 15:30 How does Asher create music 17:30 Does Asher write lyrics? 19:58 Did Asher always see himself doing crazy dance moves? 22:35 How does Asher go on tours? 23:40 Asher’s kids 26:14 Being a teacher at DOE 27:25 James’ experience teaching music at his son’s school 30:00 Atlantis from Asher plays 33:23 Behind Atlantis 38:00 Understanding the violin’s range 41:10 What does Asher do in his spare time? 42:55 Asher’s educational background  47:27 Asher in the next 5 years 49:50 Asher’s final words 51:42 Ride On with James Kevin Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS  dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8  dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: dharmic evolution If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Connect with Our Guest   Asher’s website   Instagram   Twitter   Facebook Special Links and Mention   Sam Ash   Saints & Strangers -National Geographic   Jean-Luc Ponty   New York University
18/11/2255m 7s

347. Dave Conway, From Carpenter To Mindset And Sales Master, A Coaches Coach

In today’s show, we discuss with Dave Conway. Dave Conway is the founder of the international mindset and sales training company, Conway Consulting. Serving hundreds of clients all over the world in a range of industries, Dave was a coach and sales team member for Bob Proctor, has completed 1,500+ sales calls, led 900+ group presentations and has hosted 100+ workshops, closing millions in sales along the way. Dave has helped many of his clients consistently hit 6-figures per month, with over 80% of his client base experiencing an increase in their income. So strap your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Saskatchewan, Canada on this ride of the dHarmic evolution podcast   James is now Coaching If you are a high achiever looking to transform your life/career/goals, James is now offering a limited amount of space for 1 on 1 coaching. You must be committed, dedicated and willing to welcome a transformation to achieve more in your life for this program. If this is you, James is offering a no-cost, no obligation 60-minute zoom discovery call for only 12 participants. (A $500.00 value!) You can schedule your discovery call with James right here to explore if this is a good fit for both parties.   As a Preview In today’s episode we discuss with Dave Conway, a coach and sales professional. Dave explains what it truly means to be active in the universe. Listen to him break down his experience of losing confidence at 21, to transitioning from carpentry to coach, and finally becoming the number 2 consultant under Bob Proctor in a year. This episode is simply filled with wisdom. Let’s dive in   Quotes   Every human being contains two things: ideas or opinions and beliefs behind them-Dave   The suggestion is the most powerful force in the universe-Dave   I’ve been early on some things but it was my indecisiveness that I didn't follow through-James   There is a big difference between knowing something and understanding it-Dave   I love helping people manifest the life they want-Dave   We rarely think about what we want-Dave   The secret is desire: you have to desire what you want-Dave   We don't get paid from people, we get paid through people-Dave   I want to remove the mysteriousness of manifestation-Dave   Timestamps   00:53 Introducing Dave Conway 03:53 Dave’s career transition 04:30 Dave’s first encounter of Bob Proctor 05:50 Dave at 21: Losing confidence 07:10 Dave checking on Bob: Paradigm Shift 09:00 Did Dave losing his confidence affect the time before he met Bob 11:51 Being the no.2 consultant  in the world in 1 year 15:28 What gives Dave the most joy? 17:48 Developing your mindsets 20:10 The two kinds of people 22:52 Connecting with the audience 25:40 When did Dave decide to start consulting 28:30 Study habits 31:52 Working with Bob: The Matrix 36:50 Goals 38:59 Dave’s message to you 41:30 Conway Consulting’s programs 44:29 Boutique coaching 46:22 Dave and his wife, Jack in consulting together 49:53 Dave’s parting words  52:10 Ride On with James Kevin   Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with the dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution. If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.      Connect with Our Guest   Dave’s coaching   Special Links and Mentions   Dave Anderson Bob Proctor
14/10/2255m 49s

346. How Can Scalar Light Help You, Your Family, and Your Precious Health?

In today’s show, we discuss with Tom Paladino his scalar energy research in Florida. Scalar energy is the fundamental life force found everywhere in the world, space and universe. It originates from the sun and stars. Chi, prana, OM, mana, life force, pyramid energy or zero-point energy are synonymous terms for scalar energy.   I began research with scalar energy during my undergraduate years. Inspired by various scientists, especially Nikola Tesla (a genius who invented alternating current), I was curious to learn more about the existence of an energy that was not of the electromagnetic spectrum. I pursued a course of independent study in order to better understand and subsequently harness scalar energy, as this emerging science is not taught at the university level.   One of my scientific predecessors was Dr. T. Galen Hieronymus, one of the few scalar energy researchers in the United States in the last century. I read Galen’s notes and used his scalar energy instruments after his death.   Some of Galen’s inventions, according to a 1977 magazine article, were “quasielectronic instruments that could (a) analyze the component elements of an ore sample without spectroscopic, chemical or other orthodox methods, and, most surprising of all, (b) influence (even kill) living organisms, even from vast distances, with no scientifically understandable mechanism at the other end.”   I theorized that all energy in the universe initiates as scalar energy; and that the Sun of our solar system and the stars of the universe are the points of origin, “the storehouses,” for scalar energy. I further theorized that scalar energy is instructive energy, as the entire universe is instructed by this Divine Essence. Subsequently, all spiritual, cognitive, emotional and physical action in the universe is initiated and maintained by scalar energy instructions. Scalar energy provides order in the universe.   Based on these theories and the work of scientists who came before me, I was able to develop scalar energy instruments capable of harnessing and transmitting instructive energy to heal human subjects by way of their photograph. You can think of this as similar to a radio broadcast with my instruments as the broadcaster, and your quantum body as the receiver. The difference is that the energy transmitted is not electromagnetic, and is therefore immeasurable by traditional science.   My instruments provide a guaranteed, fast, harmless and painless treatment process that has successfully healed patients with quantum illnesses such as HIV viral disease, Ebola, herpes, hepatitis, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, malaria, etc.  Over 400,000 pathogens are identified and subsequently disassembled by way of this unique scalar energy protocol. These scalar light instruments administer the scalar energy reverse-phase angle harmonic of a pathogen, thereby causing that agent of infection to disassemble or fall apart. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoan, can all be disassembled, representing a cure or prevention for thousands of diseases. Once the causative agent of a pathogen disease has been eliminated, the symptoms associated with that infection decrease or disappear altogether.   James is now Coaching If you are a high achiever looking to transform your life/career/goals, James is now offering a limited amount of space for 1 on 1 coaching. You must be committed, dedicated and willing to welcome a transformation to achieve more in your life for this program. If this is you, James is offering a free, no obligation 60-minute zoom discovery call for only 12 participants. You can schedule your discovery call with James right here to explore if this is a good fit for both parties. As a Preview   In today’s episode, we discuss with Tom Paladino, an advocate of scalar energy, an emerging science passed down through generations from Nikola Tesla. Tom explains all about scalar light, the scientific tests and backings for the numerous healings through Scalar light. Tom also shares his personal testimony of healing through Scalar light. This is one episode not to miss. Let’s dive in!   Quotes   Scalar light is free of electrons and I firmly believe it is the spirit of God-Tom   The actual universe is a scalar energy hologram-Tom   Over the extension of my career, I’ve assembled over 400,000 microbes-Tom   God can take a bird’s eye view photo of the village and be able to reach each member and heal them all-Tom   A scalar energy instrument can break apart what we don't want or create what we want- Tom   I am all convinced about the results. After results, you can make your conclusion- Tom   The photograph of a person carries their energy- Tom Timestamps   2:59 Introducing Tom Paladino   03:53 What is Scalar light?   06:08 The background behind scalar energy   08:00 Tom’s gift from God   09:25 The tech behind scalar energy    11:14 The process of healing through scalar energy   16:59 Scaling the scalar energy   17:39 God’s healing through Scalar energy   19:00 The need for local representation   21:34 What happens after healing?   22:45  The equipment  for the scalar energy   24:05 How did Tom know scalar energy was a success?   26:15 The extent of Scalar energy and pathogens   28:10 How can we create awareness for scalar energy   29:48 Why photographs?   32:58 Other programs in Scalar light   39:05 What is the biggest challenge with Scalar light?   39:55 Scalar energy’s biggest win   42:25 How can the dHarmic evolution community support Scaler light?   44:44 Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor plays   Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution! Are you a high-achiever and need high level professional coaching? Join James for a free, no obligation, 60 minute session to determine if you and he would be a great fit to work together, book a session today !   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution. If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Connect with Tom Paladino!   Tom’s website Special Links and Mentions   Photograph   Pathogenic Cleanse   Molecular Bonding   Quantum Bonding   Nikola Tesla   Dr. T. Galen Hieronymus
30/09/2248m 23s

345. dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify Playlists, #1 Trending Songs

In today's show, we discuss the best of the best on our spotify playlists. Just in case you’ve forgotten, the dHarmic Evolution is centred around discovering indie singer/songwriters before they get discovered by the mainstream. To this end, we have created a set of playlists to promote some of the guests of the show. In addition the show features Authors, Speakers, and Thought Leaders and the core culture of the dHarmic Evolution brand is built around doing for others. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Nashville on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   James is now Coaching If you are a high achiever looking to transform your life/career/goals, James is now offering a limited amount of spaces for 1 on 1 coaching. You must be committed, dedicated and willing to welcome a transformation to achieve more in your life for this program. If this is you, James is offering a 30 minute zoom discovery call for only 12 participants. You can schedule your discovery call with James right here to explore if this is a good fit for both parties. As a Preview The dHarmic rising stars Spotify playlist is a Spotify playlist of 30 songs each that James created and named after certain star constellations. A very eclectic bunch of great songs from various genres are available on these playlists!. In this episode we touch on the top songs of each playlist. Grab your favourite. Ready for a great listening experience? Let’s dive in Time Stamps 01:53 dHarmic rising stars spotify playlist  02:11 Scorpius playlist 02:55 Who is the no. 1 artist on Scorpius playlist? 03:56 Money by Zack Linton plays  08:06 Introducing Holly Lovelady  09:08 The Orion Playlist 09:53: Oreanne from Holly Lovelady plays 12:58 Matt O’ Ree 14:19 The Aquila playlist 15:20 Black Boots by Matt O’ Ree plays 19:47 James’ time as a DJ in High School 21:28 Introducing Gabe Baker 22:28 Lyra Spotify playlist 23:15 Mother by Gabe plays 28:13 Ride on by James plays Spotify Playlist: Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:  dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8 dHarmic Evolution links:  Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favourite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution! Are you a high-achiever and need high level professional coaching? Join James for a free 30 minutes session to determine if you and he would be a great fit to work together, book a session today ! Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution. If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions Bruce Springsteen Peter Lewy Zack Linton From Perth Australia, The West Side, That is Rich With Talented Musical Artists Zack’s Website Money by Zack Linton Holly Lovelady, Canne Film, Touring England, Ireland Holly’s Website Oreanne by Holly Lovelady Matt O’Ree Talks About His Career & The Joy Of Working With Bruce Springsteen Matt O’Ree’s Website Black Boots by Matt O’Ree Gabe Baker Flipped “Upside Down” but Christian Leadership has Come Back Around Gabe Baker’s Website Mother by Gabe Baker
16/09/2231m 45s

344. Down Under With Singer Songwriter Cass Eager, It’s The Way She Feels About You!

  Cass is a modern soul singer with a sound that embodies old-school cool with bold sexy optimism. Her sound takes its cue from a vintage sonic swagger a-la Amy Winehouse, but she’d be just as much at home drinking martinis with Andra Day, Brittany Howard and Nancy Sinatra at her favourite lounge bar in LA.Cass’s soul-leaning, sun-seeking songs remind you that if the champagne glass isn’t already full,then it’s at least half-full (and definitely never empty). Her signature chocolate-coated vocals are drenched in a feel-good vibe, and her megawatt smile and natural charisma draw you in with gravitational force.It isn’t just Cass’ new single “The Way I Feel About You” and its crowd-sourced video that have captured the imagination of her fans and industry. Cass’s acclaimed last single “Ain’t No Stopping Me '' hit over 1.7M streams on a recent US Hyundai commercial. Her music has also been featured on a US McDonalds ad, as well as multiple TV shows on Amazon Prime, Nine Network, and the E channel. So strap up your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride to Australia by way of LA California on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. As a Preview In this episode, we have soulful singer Cass Eager discuss her two latest singles and a behind the scenes of “the way I feel about you”. A lot of introspection, we talk about Cass’ experience in co-writing, from dislike to joy. We talk about family, her agent husband and motherhood. We also talk about pushing ourselves when we have a supporter, a producer like Billy Elfer. Trust us, this episode is definitely one of a kind. Wanna know the Australian word for hiking? Get it all here on the dHarmic evolution podcast. Quotes ‘I always found myself feeling more like a mom than a musician so I had to find a way to make music more fun again’-Cass ‘Co-writing is one of those things the more you do, the more you get comfortable with it and you can recognize what a good fit is’-Cass ‘One note can have everything in it’-Cass ‘It’s more about the character than the impression’-Cass ‘You need new experiences to spark new emotion’-Cass ‘The song knows everything, you have to follow it and let it teach you what you should be doing.’-James ‘Ideas are everywhere, we have to remind ourselves to tune that again and get our vibe back on’-James ‘We’re here to grow, expand and be joyful’-Cass     Timestamps 03:15 How did Cass end up in LA? 06:07 How Cass’ view on co-writing changed 08:57 Working with Billy Lefler(producer) 13:10 If you were my king by Cass plays 16:45 Behind If you were my king. 18:05 Cass’ early influences 20:45 Voice or Instrument? 21:54 Cass’ first song 23:00 Where is Cass based now? LA or Australia 24:12 Cass’ first experience in LA 25:52 Cass’ eclectic taste in soul and music 29:20 Getting deeper into If you were my king 31:19 The way I feel about you by Cass plays 35:44 The way I feel about you production with Billy 40:40 Behind the video of the way I feel about you 43:30 What is downtime for Cass? 45:33 Being alone as a writer 54:51 Album title? 55:10 Where can we find Cass mostly? 55:43 Last words from Cass 58:00 Ride on by James Kevin O’Connor plays   Spotify Playlist:  Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favourite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com.   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution. If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.    Connect with Cass   Website Instagram Youtube Facebook Special Links and Mentions Billy Lefler Rick Franklin Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor The way I feel about you If you were my king Bush walking Elizabeth Gilbert
02/09/221h 1m

343. Spotlight Series 5, Sam Koon, Holly Lovelady, Zack Linton, Teresa Guidry

In today’s episode, we have our Spotlight Series 5, where we talk about some of the best artists' time on the show. Just in case you’ve forgotten, the dHarmic Evolution is centered around discovering indie singers/songwriters before they get discovered by the mainstream. In addition, the show features authors, speakers, and thought leaders, the core culture of the dHarmic Evolution brand is built around doing for others. So strap up your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride to Georgia USA, the UK, Perth, Australia, and finally Nashville TN on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a preview In this episode, we present our Spotlight series 5. Here we shine an extra light on some of the best talents ever on this show which for obvious reasons is difficult. Not just because they are excellent artists but these talents weren’t scouted for our show. We went out to get these talents. We discuss Sam Koon’s transition to rock, Holly Lovelady’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour, the original music scene in Perth Australia with Zack Linton and finally conclude with Teresa Guidry’s slice of interview and her hit single “Paris”.   Quotes “Co-writing is something you experience where you realize two heads are better than one”                  - Sam Koon “My Tour is going to start on the 2nd of September, and start in Dublin, it will be my first official proper tour”- Holly Lovelady “I just love guitars. I’ve been buying and playing different ones” -Zack Linton “When you write with somebody, it can go in all different ways, but when I wrote with Lily it clicked” -Teresa Guidry   Time Stamps 03:10 Our Spotlight guests and how we book them on the show 05:47 Sam’s opportunity to front a band 08:52 What song led the transition of Sam’s rock to country 10:25 Sam’s co-writing experience 12:33 Best of Us from Sam Koon plays 15:53 Introducing Holly Lovelady 17:35 Holly’s experience skateboarding 18:49 Holly’s upcoming tour 21:00 Something in the Way from Holly plays 24:40 Introducing Zack Linton 27:31 Zack Linton’s three-piece music presentation 29:55 The original music scene in Australia 32:33 Travelling from west to east Australia 34:00 Zack’s music gear 36:05 Balance from Zack Linton plays 39:37 Introducing Teresa Guidry 42:05 Celebrating Theresa’s new single Paris 43:24 Teresa’s transition to Nashville 46:31 The production of Paris 50:26 Co-writing Paris 52:17 Theresa’s first co-writing experience 54:21 Paris from Teresa Plays 58:35 How to apply for the show 59:05 Ride On from James Kevin O’Connor plays    Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favourite podcast platform – there is a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions So Far Sounds Stevie Ray Bluebird Cafe Sam Heart Best of Us by Sam Koon Something in the Way by Holly Lovelady Balance by Zack Linton Paris by Teresa Guidry Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor   Connect with our Spotlight Series 5 Artists 337. Sam Koon, Bringing Fatherhood and Rock To Country with Great Vocals! Sam’s Website 336. Holly Lovelady, Canne Film, Touring England, Ireland Holly’s Website 331. Zack Linton From Perth Australia, The West Side, That is Rich With Talented Musical Artists Zack’s Website 311. Teresa Guidry releases her new smash “Paris” Teresa’s Website
19/08/221h 2m

342. Ami Lou Shaw, Great Britains Finest Undiscovered Singer/Songwriter!

Amie Lou Shaw is a singer-songwriter who simply compels you to listen. With her evocative, distinct voice, as described by one reviewer, her accomplished vocals will ‘mesmerise’ you. Throughout her childhood and teens, Amie performed in many shows and musicals. Having written songs since the age of 13, her vocal and song-writing style has been shaped by her earliest to present-day musical influences; some of her main influences include Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Lucie Silvas, Delta Goodrem, Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, and all styles of music from across a broad range of genres. Her song 'Travelling' was included in a Hollyoaks episode. Amie has also won a competition (and was personally chosen by Tat) to have her song "Simple Things" recorded by Tat Tong of T2 Productions, who has gone 60 times platinum and charted at number one in 66 countries. After first appearing on DE 28, she’s back again with another hit single, “On My Mind”.  So strap up your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride to the  UK on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. As a Preview   In this episode, we have Amie Lou Shaw discuss songwriting. She talks about her multiple songwriting processes, and James chips in some pro-advice too. She talks about teaching the flute and song analysis with her student and how that has become a positive feedback loop. We celebrate some of her latest achievements by inking a record deal with leopard music and also discuss her summer plans. Simply put, this episode was a mixture of learning and fun, all here on the dHarmic evolution. podcast   Quotes   Beginners can teach you to be very clear and concise with your music- Amie I really like the therapeutic side of music; I love helping my students write songs that can help them get through whatever they are facing-Amie If you want to understand something better, teach it-James You can’t rush the process of music… As an upcoming musician, the most important thing is a connection with your audience.-Amie Songwriting gets easier when you have a strong subject; it doesn’t matter whether it is a person or place.-James Am I using the best words, the best lyrics? Am I passing this in the clearest way possible?-Amie When your antenna is up, you can pick up the most incredible things-James When I was thirteen, I used to think I’ll just throw a song together, but now I’ve realized this takes real craftsmanship-Amie Songs are timeless; it doesn’t matter when they were written, they will always have some value.-James If there is a song in your heart, you’ve got to write it-Amie   Time Stamps   04:01 Amie’s longtime dream fulfilled 07:01 What does Amie teach? 08:36 Amie’s teaching experiences 13:00 Breaking down a song with a vocalist 14:00 Why Amie believes music can’t be rushed 15:10 Broken Man from Amie plays 20:36 Behind Broken Man 21:56 James thought about ‘why you can’t rush the process of music.’ 23:56 Amie’s approach to songwriting 28:17 Amie’s secret about eavesdropping 34:19 Another writing pro-tip from master singer-songwriter James 36:46 On my mind from Amie plays 40:10 What has been on Amie Lou’s mind? 45:00 Amie shares her summer plans 46:40 The title of Amie’s new album 47:13 Amie’s vinyl plan. 50:20 Amie inked a deal with Leopard Music 54:02 Amie’s last word 55:10  Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor plays Amie’s Bio: Amie Lou Shaw  Biography 2022 Amie’s music is a blend of Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Country & Folk. Amie has been coached by Kelly Bryan (Eternal) and Eliot May (Basement Jaxx)  Amie worked on a song written by Simon Bailey called ‘You Gave Me My Wings’ who has been opening act for Many big names including Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston on her final gig. Amie’s song ‘Travellin’ was played on an episode of Hollyoaks.  Amie won a competition (as was selected personally by Tat himself), to have her track ‘Simple Things’ recorded by Tat Tong of T2 Productions. Tat has gone 60 X Platinum and charted at number 1 in 66 countries. The track was mastered by Earle Holder who has mastered for Public Enemy, Candice and Tamaeko Star among many others he is considered to be one of the top mastering engineers worldwide.  One of Amie co-writers is working with a producer that works closely with Big Machine Records. He works with a team of writers that have pitched songs to Amanda and have had a top 10 hit in the Billboard charts with a song called ‘Burn.’  Amie has written with Maggie K De Monde who was in a band called ‘Scarlet Fantastic’ and ‘Swan’s Way’ and had a hit in the 80’s with a song called ‘No Memory.’  Amie had recent play on BBC Introducing and plans to record at Abbey Road studios this year  Amie co-wrote a few songs with Andy Ross of A Star Studios in Manchester, Andy was a Mercury Prize nominated winner and has had his music published by Clipper’s Music. Neil Fairclough who has played for Queen played bass. Simon Moore played drums, he has played for for Jocelyn Brown, Shaznay Lewis, former stone roses front man Ian Brown and Steve Power as part of the production team with Robbie Williams ‘Millenium’ amongst other artists.  Amie has written a song with Kelly Fitzgerald, who has toured all over the world as a solo and ensemble performer. She and her band have shared stages with artists such as John Hyatt, Shelby Lynn, Nancy Griffith, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Vonda Shepherd and Ben Taylor amongst others. Her writing partner Brian Pothier (who has also shown an interest in working with Amie on a few tracks) co-wrote and recorded the song ‘Thank you’ with Christina Fulton, which premiered on MTV’s ‘The Jersey Shore’. She recorded one of her albums with Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick)    Amie has just been featured on radio show IWW Radio and has taken advice on her music from the host, Fred May, who’s records have now gone 1.5 million platinum. He is keen to feature Amie again on the show in a few months.    “I came across She Knows Me on the BBC Introducing uploader and I’ve picked it as BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey’s BBC Introducing Track of the Day. It’ll be played at around 3.40pm on Friday.' Melita Dennett” - Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing “Amie’s music is warm, moving, spiritual and exciting… potent tonic for the senses.” Earle Holder – Chief Mastering Engineer Hdqtrz Mastering Studios   Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favourite podcast platform – there is much to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be an excellent read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com.   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution. If you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.    Connect with Amie   Website Tiktok Youtube Twitter Special Links and Mentions DE 28 Abbey Road Studio Mark Shephard Broken Man by Amie Lou Shaw On my Mind by Amie Lou Shaw Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor Object Writing Bob Dylan Leopard music Progressive Music Management  
05/08/2258m 55s

341. We Need a Rain Dance Today, A Soulful Prayer To Change Our Set of Circumstance

In today’s episode, we have the master storyteller, James, who shares a fantastic story regarding how his song Rain Dance came together. He talks about the inspiration, the creativity flow, instrumentals and production. Just in case you’ve forgotten, the dHarmic Evolution is centered around discovering indie singers/songwriters before they get discovered by the mainstream. In addition, the show features authors, speakers, and thought leaders, the core culture of the dHarmic Evolution brand is built around doing for others. So strap up your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride to New Jersey on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a Preview In this episode, James touches on Indian Americans. He goes on to talk about their style of faith. James also discusses his song Rain Dance, which came about as a result of a brutal heat wave and how the idea for this song came together. As you listen, get to know more about James’ first full length CD, "175 Cherry Lane" which was also self-produced. Also, learn about the Crazy Horse Memorial all on this episode of the Dharmic Evolution. Quotes I’ve always believed the American Indian is such a special breed of person. What is being an American anymore? It’s hard to put your finger on that. Because they didn’t have the same name we are using (referring to God) doesn’t mean they didn’t have faith. They had stronger faith than most cultures and revered nature so beautifully. If you don’t believe in prayer, you might think about making a gesture towards prayer, and if you put some energy and some intellectual capacity into prayer, you might get surprised and might want to do it more often.   Timestamps 03:09 What are we talking about in this episode? 03:41 Do you believe in rain dance? 05:37 Faith and the American Indian 07:02 How do we get rain? 07:23 Behind one of James’ first full-length CD tracks 09:13 Jean’s Evergreens 09:41 James’ collaboration with Drums for you 11:38 More collaborations with Drums for you 14:01 James’ song Thirteen had a full horn section 14:50 The Great Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota 19:00 175 Cherry Rain Collection: Rain Dance Plays Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends, and let the world support these fantastic indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favourite podcast platform – there is a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website, or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com.   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions Drums For You Robin T. Smith James’ song Thirteen Crazy Horse Memorial  
22/07/2224m 8s

340. Elyssa Vulpes, Italy, Scotland, and New Zealand, The Music Follows!

DE 340 Elyssa Vulpes is a globe-trotting multi-instrumentalist indie folk musician with over a dozen albums under her belt. Having cured her anxieties (including stage fright) through a combination of her day job as a mindset, performance and artist coach and writing and performing music, Elyssa hopes to inspire others to release their “scorpion energy” – confronting their fears and regularly shedding skins. Her music is meditative yet motivational, with not only a classic singer-songwriter style but elements of Neo-folk, Indie-rock and Americana. Born in Italy, now based in Scotland and New Zealand her music revolves around themes of life's suffering, hope and transformation.  Soaking up the cultural elements of these disparate places, from the Celtic Folk Traditions of Ireland and Scotland to the celebrated Italian singer-songwriters of the 1970s, her music showcases a variety of musical hues that go from sombre to comedic. Influences include Amanda Palmer, Neko Case and Martha Wainwright. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to New Zealand on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a Preview In this episode, we speak to our most eclectic artist ever on the show. Having lived in Italy, Scotland and now New Zealand, you can say so about her. We talk about her experiences in each of these countries, her initial foray into music, how her first marriage helped her discover a new genre of music she loves, her close shot at stardom, coaching, her favorite instrument and a whole lot of others, all here on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast.  More about Elyssa Vulpes Find out more about Elyssa and hear her music through different platforms. All the links are provided below! Check out her website, social media pages and music platforms that you can visit. Quotes “A home is not  necessarily a country for me but basically wherever I am”-Elyssa. “The architecture needs to be good because I really have a thing for architecture, I need to live in a place that looks good” -Elyssa. “Hear yourself! Who is ever going to be interested in a mourning person” -Elyssa. “Some artists feel nervous, even though the music is going good, because of their nervousness they don’t do well” -Elyssa. “Voice is my first and always will be my first instrument” -Elyssa. “Focus on what you want and not what you don’t want” -Elyssa.   Time Stamps 02:42 How does Elyssa have multiple accents 03:57 Elyssa’s Italian roots 05:03 How Elyssa’s first marriage introduced her to electric music 06:01 Elyssa’s dive into comedy 07:13 Elyssa’s collaboration album 07:24 Elyssa’s band 08:26 James’ love for comedy 09:15 Listen to Attrazione by Elyssa 12:46 The background between the Attrazione  14:50 How did Elyssa get into Celtic music 15:52 Elyssa’s time at Scotland 17:10 Elyssa’s love for Edinburgh 17:22 Why Elyssa’s rejected her admission to study Celtics 18:27 Why Elyssa’s one shot of fame failed 20:10 How did Elyssa choose to relocate to Scotland 21:30 The music scene at New Zealand 24:04 Gigs at New Zealand 25:20 What is Elyssa currently doing 25:45 Listen to Where have all the good guys gone by Elyssa 30:01 The background behind Where have all the good guys gone 31:45 The musical composition behind Where have all the good guys gone 34:30 How Elyssa creatively saved the day while composing where have all the good guys gone 35:25 Elyssa’s new book “Dare to be Seen” 35:40 About Elysaa’s upcoming book 37:32 How Elyssa uses her day job to recondition her mind and become a better musician 39:41 Elyssa’s podcast 41:10 What is Elyssa currently working on? 42:32 What is Elyssa’s favourite instrument 44:10 Where to connect most with Elyssa? 44:48 Elyssa’s parting words 45:50 Listen to “Ride On” from James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:  Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!  Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to 7stepstomentalfreedom.com  Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.    Special Links and Mentions Celtic music Folk revival of  Music in the 70s Attrazione Facile by Elyssa Where have all the good guys gone by Elyssa The Incredible String Band Interrail Trip Edinburgh, Scotland Ride On by James   Connect with Elyssa Website Soundcloud Spotify Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram Coaching Free "Dare to Be Seen" Book  
08/07/2250m 13s

339. 7 Steps To Mental Freedom

On today’s episode we have non other star than the master storyteller  himself, James. He talks about his book, 7 Steps to Mental Freedom which he recently relaunched. Join him for important life -transforming nuggets that will keep depression far away from you. Just in case you’ve forgotten, the dHarmic Evolution is centered around discovering indie singer/songwriters before they get discovered by the mainstream, in addition the show features Authors, Speakers, and Thought Leaders, the core culture of the dHarmic Evolution brand is built around doing for others. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Nashville on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a Preview On this episode on the dHarmic evolution  podcast James talks about his book, the 7 Steps to Mental Freedom. Learn what Doing, Laughing, Eating healthy and others can help you achieve in your mental health. As you listen, get to know more about James’ meal plan, his running coach and the challenges that he has for you all in this episode of the dHarmic evolution podcast. Let's laugh!   Quotes Get up, get out and get moving. When you change your body, you change your mind. The hardest part is just showing up.  Just get going and God will join you. One of the many benefits of laughter and humour is the power to combat anxiety and depression according to research. As Jesus teaches tomorrow will have enough trouble in of itself put your focus on today and him by the way. If you want to change your mood and core belief, find someone who needs a kind word, a sandwich , a cup of coffee a smile or a handshake. You bless the person you're helping, but you also receive a blessing by the act of doing something for others! God is a genius in shifting attention spans to where they need to be at the perfect time Music is one God's three greatest gifts-Love, Family and Music No matter what you choose, the odds are great that you will begin to have a new experience in your mind and that old depressive feeling will fade away quickly Stay away from the red meat Many of the answers to a healthy happy mind and body are right there in your kitchen cupboard. I want the dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, and oxytocin as they are the things that keep you healthy and active  Engage your senses to the maximum, engage the health benefits of being outside Spend some time forest bathing There is a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced negative emotions We don't spend enough time investing in our spiritual life   Timestamps    2:07 Step 1 to Mental Freedom 2:53 James' time at Yoga 04:14 What are the benefits of movement? 05:19 James' running coach 07:30 Step 2 to Mental Freedom 07:58 Jesus Calling Excerpt 09:22 How does James get a laugh 09:59 What are the benefits of laughing 10:47 Find your funny bone 12:13 Step 3 to Mental Freedom: Let's help somebody 13:14 James Help Challenge 14:12 How does James help at the grocery store 16:00 Step 4 to mental Freedom 16:53 A musical testimony from one of our previous guests  18:03 How does music help with depression 19:51 Step 5 to mental freedom 20:10 How James lost twenty pounds 20:52 Blog guide 23:06 James' meal plan rule 24:06 Step 6 to Mental freedom 25:40 The natural drugs 25:46 The wonders of Oxytocin 26:50 The wonders of Dopamine 27:53 How to get more dopamine 28:47 Step 7 to mental freedom: Let's love nature 29:13 Benefits of staying in nature 33:20 How to spend more time in nature 34:51 James' special camping treat 36:47 Bonus Step 8: Let's love the Lord 37:30 How does James go about his day? Spotify Playlist: Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:  dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution! Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions   Tony Robbins   DE 103 KinderJazz   the food meal blog   James 4:2   Ps 107:11   Mat 6:33   7 steps to Mental Freedom   Here to Share and Care
24/06/2247m 5s

338. Laura Cheadle Breaks "The Lust in Between"

If you’re longing for some real music that you can feel in your heart, lyrics that speak to your soul, and a live performance with the power to blow the roof off the building, you can stop right here. If you’re tired of all the staged choreography, blinding light shows, capes, costumes, lip-synching and auto-tunes that seem to have taken over live performances, you have found a place to rest, refresh, and renew. Welcome to the world of Laura Cheadle. Along with her Family Band, she has opened for some of the biggest names in the business and won numerous awards, including “Best Indie Jazz/Blues Band” at WXPN sponsored Tri-State Indie Music Awards. She has performed on stages from NYC to London, appeared on 6ABC’s “Tuned In” as the very first viewer’s choice, the “NBC 10” Show, and the National reality show “Next Great Family Band.” Laura was recently featured in Curve Magazine, named one of “100 Women We Love” in Go Magazine, and declared a “Super Woman” in South Jersey Magazine for her active Charity Work.  As Traveler Guitar’s newest Brand Ambassador and a recent distribution deal with Sony Orchard, her solo career is starting to explode, performing a set at NAMM2020, filming specialized performance and educational video segments for Next Level Guitar’s site, and having recently been honored with the Musician of the Decade award for her body of work and trend-setting style. One of her original compositions was recently included in a popular TV show, and she participated in a Philadelphia Film project with a seamlessly acted feature role in the short film “Ether.”  Gifted with a voice powerful enough to shake rafters, and tender enough to navigate the entire range of the emotional scale, Laura Cheadle is a singer commanding more than just a listen or a look. Her albums, like her concerts, are an experience. Inseparable from the truth of the songs she writes, the raw emotion that tears out of her reaches deep into your heart with the kind of performance her audiences remember long after the last notes have been played.  So without further ado, strap your seatbelts as we take a ride to Philadelphia on this episode of the dHarmic evolution podcast. As a Preview: In this episode, we speak to Laura Cheadle, one of the hardest working ladies in showbiz.  As this is her third time on the show, Laura has gone miles ahead from when she and James connected nearly five years ago. We talk about her hippy lifestyle, and a 8 year relationship breakup that became a catalyst for her latest single. Also on this episode, we learn about her favorite artist, her connection with family and her upcoming tour dates More about Laura Cheadle Find out more about Laura and hear her music through different platforms. All the links are provided below! Check out her website, social media pages and music platforms that you can visit.   Quotes “Music instead of people”- Laura's shirt “It's like you're programming yourself for failure if you keep saying that”-Laura(negative stuffs) “This is my music, I'm here to work, I'm here to create things”-James “Keep your mind clear”-Laura “Drums are like a physical release, you're working out and enjoying music at the same time”-James “The acoustic guitar is such a marvellous instrument to write on: it has everything”-James  "You're like the Elon Musk of Philadephia-Laura"-James  “The stuff you did the year before and the year before catches up with you and doesn't go unrewarded”-James “I network 24/7”-Laura “This album is all of my emotions in two years”-Laura   Timestamps  01:50 Introducing Laura Cheadle 04:33 Discussing Laura's hippy style 05:36 James discuss how he avoided drugs during early musical career 07:12 What is Laura's moms' best advice? 08:09 Laura's latest single, lost in between plays  11:56 Behind lost in between 13:19 Laura's family band 14:00 How Laura navigated during a downtime gig period? 14:50 What is Laura's best instrument? 16:46 How's Laura schedule at Sony Orchard 18:00 Social media strategies for artists 18:50 Where has Laura recently travelled to? 19:50 Laura's gig locations during the summer 21:52 How Laura got her gigs? 22:35 Laura's advice to upcoming artists 24:21 You keep Playing by Laura starts playing 28:06 Laura's soul influence 28:40 Laura's collaboration with her dad 30:08 Reverberate by Laura plays 35:12 Ride on by James Kevin plays  Spotify Playlist: Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here: dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4  dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8 dHarmic Evolution links:  Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution! Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/yc4wuwbf  Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions Lost in Between  Reverberate Sony Orchard Steven Caan  Laura's Dad Stevie Wonder DE176 Laura Cheadle | Teaching us how to “Chill” Listen to Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor   Connect with Laura Cheadle Website Instagram
10/06/2238m 42s

337. Sam Koon, Bringing Fatherhood and Rock To Country with Great Vocals!

Sam Koon is a guitarist, songwriter & powerhouse vocalist. Originally from Central Florida with roots also in Georgia, Sam originally performed out of Nashville as the lead singer for touring act & country crossover artist, Jessta James ...but it wasn’t until just a few years ago Sam decided to release his own original music. As a songwriter, Sam received his first major label cut with Sony/RCA recording artist Andrew Jannakos’ single “Somebody Loves You” which debuted as the #1 trending TikTok sound in May 2021. Sam also has 2 recent cuts with “Running Out of Roses” & “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” landing on Big Yellow Dog’s Brandon Davis’ debut album “Hearts Don’t Rust”. “I’m so excited to continue to release original music”, says Sam, “I have several songs I’ve written in the past few years & I can’t wait to continue to release more. As an independent artist, I’m thankful for some of the opportunities that have come my way & look forward to sharing more.” Sam continues to grow his audience and plans on releasing several songs this year in hope of a full-length project So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Georgia on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. As a Preview: In this episode, we speak to rock turned country music rising star Sam Koon. We explore everything about Sam from his time as rock lead singer for Jessta James, his personal writing process detailing from song conception to completion and how he got into co-writing. Also, we touched on Sam’s experience in vocal training, its importance for other artists and his vocal influences. Finally, we had  a quick story of James doing a gig with his son Trevor, all here on the dHarmic Evolution podcast. More about Sam Koon Find out more about Sam and hear his music through different platforms. All the links are provided below! Check out his website, social media pages and music platforms that you can visit. Quotes: “I think I’ve always written ever since I picked up the guitar when I was fifteen”-Sam “It was a pleasant transition to country music for me”-Sam “Don’t get me wrong, coming from rock, I like having some loud guitars but the dynamic of the song, I like those choruses because they really can soar”-Sam “The song seems to always have a mind of its own”-James “‘Cos a lot of time you can get boxed in your head, and can’t break through to the second verse”-Sam “No matter what you do and how bad you think it is or how bad you think you are, like it’s really gonna be alright. It happens to the best of us; we're all human. We should love each other and support each other.”-Sam “It’s worth it to me, even losing money because I like to go out there ‘cos of the experience and the potential that one day something could happen”-Sam “When I get an idea, I like to start at the last line of the chorus that’s the tag”-Sam “There are so many techniques, ideas, tricks and hacks of songwriting… it’s one of the most freeing and creative things you can ever do”- James  Time Stamps: 00:56 Introducing the country star, Sam Koon 04:10  How Sam got to join Jessta James 06:02 How Sam almost got arrested 06:37 How Sam discovered his song-writing ability 06:56 Sam’s short stint in Rock n Roll 08:28 Behind Sam’s debut country song, “If Heaven has a backdoor” 09:56 How Sam got into co-writing 11:57 Best of us starts playing 15:22 How Sam created Best of us 18:23 Which performance does Sam prefer: Solo or Band? 19:09 How Sam got connected to writer’s round 21:50 Sam’s experience opening for big acts with a band 23:48 Sam’s vocal training 24:43 James’ self-consciousness during vocal training 26:12 Sam’s writing process 29:15 Every other weekend from Sam Koon starts playing 33:06 Sam’s vocal influences 35:45 How vocal coaching was important for Sam 37:14 What is Sam’s favorite thing to do at chill time 37:58 What does the future look like for Sam 39:48 Two Dads hitting it off together 41:12 What is Sam’s band support structure 42:08 What is Sam’s favorite band set up, four-piece or five-piece? 43:06 Sam’s closing statement 44:26 Listen to Ride On from James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/yc4wuwbf   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.    Special Links and Mentions   Jessta James  If Heaven has a backdoor by Sam Koon Co-writing Best of Us Alex Smith Jeffrey Steel Writer’s Rounds  Cadillac3 Dave Matthews Steven Tyler Every other Weekend by Sam Koon Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor   Connect with Sam Koon   Website   Facebook   Instagram
27/05/2247m 57s

336. Holly Lovelady, Canne Film Festival, Touring England and Ireland

Today’s guest artist is from Liverpool, England. A folk, electropop singer, balladeer and songwriter. She’s also an actress. She has amassed millions of views of  her content, been named song of the year in 2019 and been published in top magazines like Wonderland. So strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a ride to Liverpool, England on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. As a preview: In this episode, get to learn more about Holly’s relationship that inspired her favorite song, Holly’s homebird personality, her love for skateboarding and connecting with people physically. Get to learn more about how Holly’s career came to be, her upcoming tour and how she got into the Cannes film festival, all here on the dHarmic Evolution podcast. More about Holly Lovelady Find out more about Holly and hear her music through different platforms. All the links are provided below! Check out her website, social media pages and music platforms that you can visit. Quotes: “You’re in love with someone and they can make the whole world beautiful. They can change it all just like that.” -Holly “All my music and creativity comes from my grandad who was also a singer.”- Holly “Sometimes inspiration comes by meeting somebody and they tell me a story and I’m inspired to write something but it’s very natural. It’s usually at  9 a.m.  and I’m half asleep at my piano.” – Holly “I think it’s a song that doesn’t require music. It’s a story and the story is the most important part.”- Holly “You are not really concerned with the genre; it sounds like the music selected you” - James  Time Stamps: 00:54 Opportunity to get featured on the Dharmic Rising Star Playlist 01:27 Guest artist introduction 03:42 Holly’s skateboarding experience 06:55 Listen to “Something in the Way” by Holly 10:12 Why Holly wrote “Something in the Way” 11:16 How Holly discovered an interest in Shakespeare plays through her grandad. 12:42 Holly’s observation on social media and forming real interactions 14:30 James touches on dating sites and forming real connections 16:22 Holly’s interest in performing on Sofar Sounds 19:00 What is the process behind Holly’s songwriting 20:22 Holly’s upcoming tour in UK and Ireland 21:39 James wonderful advice for Holly’s stage appearance 23:50 Listen to Holly’s “Dreamer”. 28:30 How Holly came to discover “Dreamer” 30:45 How Holly got into singing as a career path 33:10 How Holly got into the Cannes Film Festival 35:10 How does Holly relax and spend time with family 36:47 Holly’s dog Chester makes a show appearance 37:57 Holly and Linktree 40:23 Holly’s Aspirations for her Music and Acting career 44:00 Listen to Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.       Special Links and Mention   Social Media   Shakespeare   Sofar Sounds   Judy Collins   Cannes Film Festival   Linktree   Christopher Nolan   Ride On   Connect with Holly Lovelady   Website   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube
13/05/2248m 13s

335. The dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify Playlists, Is Your Music Here?

Today on the show, still doing something different, I talked about technology, what’s happening and how to protect yourself. Also, I discussed how to leverage your podcast after a show and finally shared the story behind the dHarmic rising star Spotify playlists. And just as a teaser, we will be having guests from all over the world very soon. So, strap up your seatbelt and enjoy this wonderful episode on the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a preview:  On technology, I switched to the Brave browser, an ad-blocking privacy browser that helps keep my browsing info private. Whenever I’m doing something sensitive, especially relating to my financial accounts, I use Brave. Another cool perk is you get paid for the viewing ads of your choice!  Regarding podcasts, I wanted to drop some growth hacks. When you are invited to a show, leverage that opportunity as an infomercial. Don’t just shut off your microphone and move on, take some steps to promote. Share it across your socials and even follow up just to get feedback and continue to build on a blossoming relationship. Lastly, the dHarmic rising stars Spotify playlist is a Spotify playlist of 30 songs each that I created and named after certain star constellations. A very eclectic bunch of great songs from various genres are available on these playlists! Also, as a guest on the podcast, you get to put one of your songs on the playlist for free. Listen and enjoy  Quotes: “I worry that we are getting too complacent on letting our private information run rampant on the Internet”  “Keep your software updated and turn your phone off at least once a day”  “After your show is done, think of ways of how to keep it alive”  “Having your infomercial is very powerful, you took the time to do this, you showed up, you invested the energy and did the right things; don’t let it die”  “There are always things right in front of us that we tend to overlook” “I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I am very comfortable in trying to make people comfortable on the show”  “You’re tired of your own music at times. Where do you go for inspiration? Other artists, of course!”  Time Stamps: 00:33 Special shoutout to Indian listeners  03:36 Talking about technology & privacy 04:07 My switch from Chrome to the Brave browser 06:00 The Brave AdBlocker 06:23 The BAT token 09:03 Jeff Brown 10:56 Light pollution and E.M. radiation 12:22 What do you do with your podcast after being on someone’s show? 13:48 Requirement for getting onto the show 15:28 My secret super link strategy 18:29 Identifying your warm leads 20:21 More marketing techniques 21:23 Introducing the dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlists 23:08 Why did I start the dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlist? 24:47 Rules guiding the Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify playlists 26:48 Worrying about copying other artists. 29:01 Megan Nadin’s Beautiful Things from the Aquila playlist 31:46 Introducing A Million Miles Away from the Fighting for Frequency Band 36:14 The Lust in Between from Laura Cheadle 39:48 Introducing Stone Senate 41:45 Whiskey Helps starts playing Spotify Playlist: Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:  dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   dHarmic Evolution links:  Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there is a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing dHarmic Evolution Community!  Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw  Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions Tim Ferris Brave Jeff Brown DE254 David Burkus, teaching us how to leverage what we already have! DE290 Megan Nadin, Debut Album “This Was Then” One of Her Beautiful Things DE312 Fighting for Frequency Brings Us Together with Their Music DE176 Laura Cheadle | Teaching us how to “Chill” DE328 Stone Senate Keeps Southern Rock Alive from Dawn to Dusk Listen to James Kevin O’Connor’s Connected
29/04/2251m 36s

334. It is Finished, Good Friday, Jesus last words to his Father on the Cross

In this episode, I did something a bit different and share a project that was done around this time (the Holy week), five years ago. The band is called Mercy and the name of the project is I am Victorious. My writing partner Archbishop and Captain Chaplain Christine Mercy Johnson and I wrote and produced this album. Kim Copeland also served as the music producer. Majorly I discussed the process behind four songs and also shared the songs all on the dHarmic evolution podcast. So, strap up your seatbelts and let’s take a trip back in time to Music Row in Nashville!   Before we get into the show, I just want to remind you that my coaching program is open for you folks out there in need of coaching in these categories: Relationship coaching, Spiritual coaching, Life coaching, and of course, Podcast coaching.   So for all my dHarmic Evolution fans and supporters who are looking for life-changing results in any of these areas, please email me at james@dharmicevolution.com I’ll set up a 30-minute NO COST, NO OBLIGATION Zoom call for you and I to vet this out and see if we are a good fit together, because this is one-on-one coaching. It’s not group coaching. Therefore, I can only handle a limited number of people and I hope it’s you! Again, there will be limited spaces available as this is “one-on-one”, so reach out ASAP to reserve a spot!   As we celebrate the Easter holidays, let these songs fill you with life, hope and joy.   Quotes:   “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” Rev 22   “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”   “In times like this, we need to be thinking about the Lord; and we are not staying here, this is still the bus stop”    “If it be possible, please take this cup from my Hand, but I serve your command, although I’m Afraid”   “The Lord knew the unbelievable, incredible pain he was going to suffer, yet he acknowledged the father’s wishes and saved all of humanity”   Time Stamps:   01:32 Getting nature sounds   02:45 Archbishop Christine narrates   04:56 Amen song starts   09:03 Amen song ends   10:03 Archbishop Christine narrates       11:40 Bless You song starts   17:13 Bless You ends   18:28 I’m Afraid song background   21:00 Archbishop Christine narrates   27: 29 I’m Afraid song starts   32:07 I’m afraid song ends   33:31 It is Finished song background   34:17 Archbishop Christine narrates   40:33 It is Finished song starts   43:04 It is Finished song ends     Spotify Playlist:   Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you’re digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw    Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.     Special Links and Mentions   Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson   Buddy Hyatt    Glen Duncan Music    Jim Hyatt Group      Shawnfic    Producer Kim    Kelly James    James Mitchell Guitar   
15/04/2243m 5s

333. Credenda, Family Vocal Harmony Trio Shares Their Lovely Music For The Soul

Credenda is our musical guest today, they are a family band. I've only had a few of them on the show but I really enjoy this probably more than any other type of interview because of the family dynamics and interaction. I just love getting involved with that, and I’m sure you’re going to love being part of this great conversation too. So strap up your seatbelts and let's take a ride to Nashville, Tennessee to visit the family vocal harmony trio, Credenda! Before we get into the show, I just want to remind you that my coaching program is open for you folks out there in need of coaching in these categories: Relationship coaching, Spiritual coaching, Life coaching, and of course, Podcast coaching. So for all my dHarmic Evolution fans and supporters who are looking for life-changing results in any of these areas, please email me at james@dharmicevolution.com I'll set up a 30-minute NO COST, NO OBLIGATION Zoom call for you and I to vet this out and see if we are a good fit together,  because this is one-on-one coaching. It's not group coaching. Therefore, I can only handle a limited number of people and I hope it's you! Again, there will be limited spaces available as this is “one-on-one”, so reach out ASAP to reserve a spot! Back to Credenda! Music for the soul, that’s what they are! They are a family vocal harmony trio consisting of mom, (Barbara), brother (Daniel), and sister (Anna). Their signature sound, which can be best described as Americana with the heart of Gospel, and it is marked by blood harmony, unique songwriting, and soaring melodies. With a retro yet modern sound, they pay tribute to the bands of the past and present while at the same time bringing a wholly unique and original sound that will bring peace to the listener. They also bring an approach to classic songs that is all their own! You will feel like part of the family as you join them for a time of stories and music! Barbara, Daniel, and Anna shared great stories and experiences, and you will love their sense of humor and most especially the music that we featured here today. It will absolutely be an enjoyable hour, so let us all give Credenda a warm dHarmic Evolution welcome! More about Credenda dHarmic Evolution has been a place for indie music and a lot of up and coming artists are here all the time, so let’s show our support for Credenda and their music through different platforms. You can go check out their website, social media pages and music platforms and follow them through these. All the links are provided below!  Quotes: 05:51 “I was just a mom. I actually was into classical music. I'm  one of these prodigy kids that my parents had in lessons from a very young age, and I gave it up in my late teens, and went into a nursing program instead of following through on my music. And so when we had tons of kids, and they all started showing that they were very musical. I just heard of them all together. We did music together, I would write a bit and they'd sing it and, and it just evolved, but the sound just produces itself, I think.” - Barbara   12:30 “And we go on this sort of little family, with sweet, angelic harmonies. And it was kind of interesting, it didn't matter how drunk people were, everybody just stopped doing anything, and they didn't turn around from the bar. And watch, and listen. So we knew that what we were delivering was having an impact in some way. And somebody told us later that the harmonies bring peace to them. I think there's something about harmony when musicians put harmony together.” - Barbara   22:41 “I wasn't this kid, this millennial that would be glued to my phone growing up. I loved books and literature and the influence of parents that they brought into the house, but the music and just family culture was important to me.” - Anna   26:47 “I'll kind of build everything around that melody, and the lyrics just kind of incidentally, fall into it. And mom was the original lyricist, but she kind of gave me the self belief that I could start contributing to that department. So I've been doing a lot more recently.” - Daniel   42:16 “If I had to go with a word for our recording process, it's casual. We're not like, “I want to do that again, do it again.” People are really doing vocal bits over and over until it's just perfect. A lot of our best work is done like “One Take Jake” style, if we can.” - Credenda   50:42 “When people ask us, “What do you like to do besides music?” And then I always had this saying that musicians don't have a social life in general. We sort of make time to do things in periods throughout the day.” - Daniel   53:40 “My inspiration to any up and coming songwriter that's just hit Nashville or is just trying to make it in music in general, is keep at it. Be patient with yourself, your growth. Always have a circle of friends around you, even if it's just one or two people that kind of anchor you, and have conviction. Don't go for a deal just when it's offered to you, because sometimes it's not the right decision to make. So be patient. Be patient. Just keep at it. It will happen.” - Credenda Timestamps: 01:00 Introducing Credenda 02:30 Introducing the three members of Credenda and how the band was formulated. 04:38 Barbara shares who she was listening to growing up and her influences in music. 07:45How did the name Credenda come about? 09:32 The importance of the dictionary in songwriting. 11:21 How was their experience on Puckett’s and if they played there often. 15:04 Listen to “A Bridge in Dickson County” by Credenda 19:14 How did “A Bridge in Dickson County” come to have a life of its own? 22:22 The heroes in music that Anna had as she was growing up. 23:33 Anna shares her journey on bringing out her voice. 25:55 How is Daniel's process in creating and coming up with sounds? 27:02 How do Credenda come up with things and contribute as individuals? 28:43 The story of how Credenda went to Nashville and where they were before that. 34:25 How was Credenda’s transition as they stayed in Nashville? 35:36 Listen to “Far Side Of The River” by Credenda 38:52 Who is behind “Far Side Of The River” and what is it about? 40:14 Credenda shares their recording process and how they get their songs completed. 44:55 What do Ann, Daniel and Barbara like to do during their chill time besides music? 52:45 Credenda’s sign off message to the audience and inspirational wisdom to the upcoming artists. 54:58 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist: Make sure you’re not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you're digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of  dHarmic Evolution!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by suggesting the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw    Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Bob Dylan Led Zeppelin The Rolling Stones Michael Jackson Mick Jagger Paul McCartney The Beatles The Carpenters The Righteous Brothers   Connect with Credenda Website: www.credendamusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/credendamusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/credendamusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRi4IstEQHzoTfiwdukrDmA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Fo0zqUjFKwO15J4J8F9TN Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/credenda/1451015233 ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/credendamusic SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-168337760
01/04/2258m 29s

332. Saylor Dollar, Acoustic Duo Features Their Powerful Vocals and Amazing Guitar Riffs

Saylor Dollar, an acoustic duo based in Tallahassee Florida, is our musical guest for today. We had a fabulous chat, and we went from talking about Tallahassee to getting a package delivered of a brand new 59 Magnatone Amp from the UPS man as we  talked about gear – now that’s what we call great timing! It’s all right here on the dHarmic evolution podcast. So strap up your seatbelts and let's take a ride to Tallahassee, Florida to hang out with Dale and Lisa of the acoustic duo, Saylor Dollar! Before we get into the show, I just want to remind you that my coaching program is open for you folks out there in need of coaching in these categories: Relationship coaching, Spiritual coaching, Life coaching, and of course, Podcast coaching. So for all my dHarmic Evolution fans and supporters who are looking for life-changing results in any of these areas, please email me at james@dharmicevolution.com I'll set up a 30-minute NO COST, NO OBLIGATION Zoom call for you and I to vet this out and see if we are a good fit together,  because this is one-on-one coaching. It's not group coaching. Therefore, I can only handle a limited number of people and I hope it's you! Again, there will be limited spaces available as this is “one-on-one”, so reach out ASAP to reserve a spot! Back to the acoustic duo, Saylor Dollar’s band members consist of Dale Dollar (guitarist), and Lisa Saylor Dollar (vocals and violin). They perform an eclectic mix of original music featuring guitar riffs with a 70’s southern rock feel, Irish folk-style song structure, and lyrics inspired by Appalachian story-telling and love. Lisa Saylor Dollar has a degree in music education from Florida State University. She has completed additional studies in Eisenstadt, Vienna, and Salzburg, Austria. Lisa is a music teacher in the public schools. She began performing in church as a child, and has performed with many professional orchestras and as a free-lance violinist. She has performed with local bands including Crossroad Bluegrass, and Sweet & Greasy. Dale Dollar studied guitar at Florida State University. He has taught private guitar lessons and has written and performed with many bands including Shapeshifter Project, Carrion Curse, and Sweet & Greasy. Get to know more about Saylor Dollar and listen to their eclectic music featured here on the show. Hear about Tallahassee, and sinkholes that you can swim on. We talked about alternate tuning, including DADGAD and a whole bunch of others. How Lisa went from symphony to bluegrass, you have got to hear her play the Orange Blossom Special! Log Cabin, Chris Godwin, Indian Head factory, hiking, great parks, Swanee fest, Buffalo and Phoenix, Ace Frehley and classical guitar. How did we fit that in such a short time? You’re about to find out as we take a ride today with Lisa and Dale of Saylor Dollar here on the dHarmic evolution podcast! More about Saylor Dollar Support Saylor Dollar and their music through different platforms. You can go check out their website, social media pages and music platforms and follow them through these. All the links are provided below!  Quotes: 04:54 “We both love music. It's basically the first love of our lives and never going to stop. That's basically what we do all the time. ” - Dale 26:20 “I love that music though. I love the freedom of being able to just make it up as I go and play what I feel. And those guys encouraged me to sing, lead. That's the band I was in when Dale and I met and then now I just love being able to write with Dale, have our own stuff and not have to sing anybody else's stuff.” -Lisa 41:01 “I'm always practicing. I do my TrueFire, I do some of their courses. I'm always trying to learn something new. I love it.” - Dale 51:49 “My advice to anybody who wants to do music is to just play and enjoy it. Because even if nobody likes what you're doing, but you like what you're doing, I think you should just play and enjoy the music. Because as we talked earlier, there's so much ego in this business. And as long as you love what you're doing, you believe in what you're doing, I say just play, it doesn't matter if anybody likes it as long as you like it. And if you inspire just one person to play, I mean, it makes it all worth it. So that's me.” - Dale 52:26 “Don't doubt yourself, second guess yourself. Everybody has their own thing. God gave us all different talents and different gifts. So use yours. Don't compare that to anybody else there.” - Lisa Timestamps: 01:59 Introducing Saylor Dollar 03:15 Saylor Dollar talks about Tallahassee, Florida 04:00 Where do Saylor Dollar spend most of their time when going out and doing their performances? 05:25 How do Saylor Dollar put their material together and have their songs come together? 08:57How did Saylor Dollar start collaborating - when and where did they meet? 11:20 Listen to “Colored Water Sunshine” by Saylor Dollar 14:57 Saylor Dollar talks about the story behind “Colored Water Sunshine” 17:04 Sinkholes that you can swim in that are in  Tallahassee, Florida 18:06 Saylor Dollar on their special favorites on alternate tuning and DADGAD tuning. 22:22 Gears and instruments that Saylor Dollar uses when they get out and play. 24:14 Lisa’s powerful vocals and who she listened to before she started singing. 25:42 Lisa on joining a bluegrass band. 27:52 What are Saylor Dollar’s process for getting ready for when they're going to do a record. 30:36 How does Saylor Dollar put their music together and what great do they use? 32:44 Saylor Dollar about doing a full band and a duo.  33:54 Listen to “Goodbye” by Saylor Dollar 37:58 What is the metaphor behind “Goodbye” and who had the personal experience with this song.  41:12 What does Lisa and Dale like to do for fun outside music and work?  42:44 Where are the best venues for their eclectic music? 46:10 At what age did Dale start playing and who did he listen to growing up? 48:57 When did Dale transition from heavy metal to something different? 50:18 Lisa as a teacher of strings. 51:18 Saylor Dollar’s goodbye message to the audience and words of wisdom to the upcoming artists. 53:35 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist: Did you miss the alumni of the dHarmic Evolution Podcast? Check out our 4 dHarmic Rising Stars playlists and see their music there. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check the links here: dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links: Want to stay up-to date with our new release of episodes? Here’s a pro tip, head over to dharmicevolution.com so the show will just come to your phone every Friday at 4:44 AM EST!  Don’t forget to let me know what you think as well by leaving us some comments. Also, send this off to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution. Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please help them out by having the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It will be a great read for them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website or you can just send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw  Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Tony Robbins Tom Brady The Allman Brothers Band Joni Mitchell AC/DC Metallica Ace Frehley Kiss Frank Bello Jimi Hendrix Randy Rhoads Judas Priest Iron Maiden Slayer Connect with Saylor Dollar Website: https://saylordollar.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaylorDollar/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/saylordollar Twitter: https://twitter.com/saylordollar YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaylorDollar Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2g3frfjox2Id76kF6NkLnd Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/1487435760 ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/saylordollar    
18/03/2257m 5s

331. Zack Linton From Perth Australia, The West Side, That Is Rich With Talented Musical Artists

Zack Linton from way down under is our musical guest today. We haven't been to Australia in such a long time, and I think we are long overdue. So strap up your seatbelts because we’re going to take a ride and visit a musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Perth, Australia on the west side of the continent. Let's give Zack Linton a warm dHarmic Evolution welcome! Before we get into the show, I want to let you know that I am opening up a coaching opportunity for my dHarmic Evolution fans and supporters, in the following coaching categories:  Relationship coaching, Spiritual coaching, Life coaching, and of course Podcast coaching. This offer is for one on one coaching with me personally and not a group coaching offer. If you are looking for results in any of these areas, please email james@dharmicevolution.com I will choose from a select group and offer a 30 minute zoom call to discuss your goals and see if we are a good fit to work together. There will be limited spaces available as I this is “one on one”, so reach out asap to reserve a spot!  Now let's get to Zack! Nestled in soul, and combining a youthful love for Hard Rock and Blues, Zack Linton is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer from Perth Western Australia. His lust for the fretboard is only complemented by a strong passion for songwriting, music production and creating sounds that not only have a reminiscent feel and influence, but its own identity.  What's not to love about an awesome guitar player who writes great songs? Let’s dig in and get to know more about Zack and his music! We got into some really cool discussions about songwriting, creating sounds, production, gear, guitars, amplifiers, of course, we also talked about the massive continent of Australia and maybe Bitcoin mining?? Check it all out here on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution! More about Zack Linton Find out more about Zack and hear his music through different platforms. All the links are provided below! Check out his website, social media pages and music platforms that you can visit. Quotes: 25:50 “I just love guitars. It's definitely a big passion, it’s not just playing guitar, playing different ones and buying them when I've saved some money.” 35:52 “My goals are to....... I think I've found my sound now that I'm wanting to do and it's kind of writing more based around that – so I want to produce more, produce my own stuff more.” 36:52 “It's big on obviously independent artists now, and you need to get your music out there but you don’t really need a record label behind you anymore. So I mean, you can push your own music and it'd be nice to be obviously backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars by a record company, because that's what's going to ultimately get you putting the picture out there. But these days, being able to produce your music and put it out I think is a massive, massive thing. And that's why you've got so many independent artists now and they can actually do that.”   38:55 “A big thing for me was actually recording, getting into recording. I think through doing that you find your sound, you find what you're all about, and you find what you want to make. That's what did it for me.”   Timestamps:   00:57 Introducing Zack Linton 02:33 Perth as one of the safest cities and how would Zack describe it. 03:31 How did Zack get connected and started with Sofar Sounds? 05:25 How does Zack go about crafting his songs and his process on creating it? 08:20Listen to “Money” by Zack Linton 11:55 The making of the song “Money” and how Zack built the song with the guitars and keys? 13:35 Gigging around Perth and the places Zack played at even during the pandemic. 17:28 Zack as part of a trio and using the electric guitars.  19:36 How is the environment in Zack’s area for accepting original artists? 21:00 Could you plan a tour in Western Australia that could sustain for a month or two? 22:46 There are a lot of mining sites in their area – gold, iron ore, lithium, or Bitcoin?  24:17 Zack talks about the gear that he uses. 26:23 Listen to “Balance” by Zack Linton 29:19 Zack tells us about the metaphor behind the song “Balance” and the story of it. 31:03 Zack’s influences as he was coming up as a guitar player. 32:16 When did Zack start his journey to get to where he is now. 34:28 Who are the vocalists that Zack Linton admired? 35:30 What are Zack’s aspirations for as he is moving forward with his career? 36:28 Is the music business supportive on the original side? 37:27 What are the platforms that Zach uses to push his music out? 38:32 Zack's advice to up and coming musicians and his thank you message to the audience. 40:25 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Head over to our dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlists and see if your music is on there! We are already on our 4th playlist, and we’ve got over 100 artists who are also alumni of the dHarmic Evolution Podcast. Don’t forget to check these links out and let me know what you think of these in the comments below!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links: If you want easier access to the show, you can sign up for your favorite platform on the website, so the new releases will just come to you easily. Just go to dharmicevolution.com. Also, if you are diggin the show, please give us some comments and send this off to a friend to let them check out the growing community of dHarmic Evolution.   Also, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it as well on the main page of the website.   Keep yourself updated with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions:   Stevie Ray Vaughan Keith Urban Angus Young AC/DC Eddie Van Halen Gary Moore John Mayer Steve Vai Malmsteen Phil Collins Peter Gabriel Genesis Chris Cornell Led Zeppelin Peter Frampton   Connect with Zack Linton Website: http//zacklinton.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zacklintonmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zacklinton/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zack08123 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZGlgPJUn4BeBCd1I9XJ9ZQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1J4WwwMyOYAflswOky5vyl SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/zacklinton-1 Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/au/artist/zack-linton/982905138    
04/03/2244m 53s

330. Investing, Where Are You Spending Your Time & Currency?

We’re going to be doing something special on this episode of dHarmic Evolution. So join me for a ride today and let’s have a one-on-one about investing, and answer this question: where are you spending your time and currency? Real estate, stock market, bonds, precious metals, NFTs, Cryptos, the metaverse, these are some of the wise investments here on earth, but today we will dig deeper on what we should be more focused on. As we put our money into these things, where do we put ourselves when it comes to investing in our eternal future? Today, let me just share with you a few things that you can ponder upon to spend a more purposeful life, not just for your time here in the world but something that will last throughout eternity.  It is important for everybody to think about their earthly responsibilities, investments, caring for their families, running their businesses, and earning a good living. But it’s more essential to focus on the Lord. Make Him your God and all the rest of what you want will surely easily fall into place. So, let’s talk about what hinders us from coming near to Him, and by the time you finish this episode, I hope that we can all start by speaking to Him and coming confidently to God through our prayers. Have a blessed day ahead friends! Quotes: 04:51 “Too few people are really focused on what comes next and even fewer are investing in their eternal future.” 13:26 “Where are we really missing something? It's not in this life here on Earth. This is just a very, very short bus stop that we all find ourselves waiting at. The ultimate focus and excitement for all should be where am I going after this? As death is a certainty for all humankind.” 14:41 “If you like earning money, make as much money as you like, just don't make it your God. Whatever you keep rolling around in your mind every minute of every day becomes your God. What about trying to keep your focus on the Lord, make Him your God and all the rest of what you want easily falls into place.” 16:09 “There are only two choices when you leave this earth – you're either going up or you are going down. Our Lord is a kind, loving God, but he is a jealous God, and he can be an angry God when he's pushed and disrespected, or he sees you worshiping false gods before him. No excuses. “ 22:13 “Start investing right now, right this minute, speak to the Lord Jesus, He is your personal intercessor and represents your place in heaven. What is there to even think about? Like Nike says, just do it baby. And you just start by speaking to him.” Timestamps: 01:51 What the science marketers do to have people open their emails and newsletter’s. 04:14 Diversifying your portfolio and investing wisely. 04:50 Investing in your eternal future. 06:00 How often do you speak with the Lord? 06:49 Your relationships with the people around you and the Almighty God. 08:30 The story of Jesus preventing the Pharisees to stone the woman who sinned. 10:00 Being humble and not judging others. 11:42 How much or how little of your time do you invest in your spiritual life? 15:09 How our careers consume who we are. 18:04 Talking about death and suicide. 20:06 God created us for a specific purpose, not to drift around aimlessly for all eternity. 22:40 What “Speak to Me” is about. 23:43 Listen to “Speak to Me” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist: Our dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlist continuously grows! Now, with four playlists, there’s over 100 artists who will amaze you with their great talents and songs. Check out all the links and share it with your friends, family or other artists as well, and let me know what you think of these in the comments below!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8 dHarmic Evolution links: Signed up to your favorite platform yet? Just head over to dharmicevolution.com and see the available podcast platforms that we have. That way you can easily get the show every single release that we put out, always on a Friday morning at 4:44am EST. Let us know what you think as well by leaving a comment! Hey, we touched upon death and suicide today, and this starts with suffering from anxiety and depression. So if you know someone who is experiencing these, please have them check the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” It will be of great help to them! You can also easily find it on the main page of the website. Don’t forget to also check out our Facebook page so you can keep up-to-date with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution Also, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Frank Kern Tony Robbins   Bible Verses Mentioned   John 8:1-30  Matthew 7:1-3 Matthew 10:33 John 14:2
18/02/2227m 47s

329. Jade Simmons Creates Transformational Experiences, Pianist, Storytelling, to Presidential Run 2020!

Jade Simmons is the fabulous guest we have today on this episode of dHarmic Evolution, this is going to be so inspiring! She is a creator of transformational experiences designed to activate audiences into becoming the biggest, boldest version of themselves possible. Ladies and gentleman, you better strap up your seatbelts because we're taking a ride today with Jade Simmons!   Jade Simmons is a world-class concert artist who has been called a “musical force of nature” (Yamaha Music) with an “uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today” (Seattle Times). Jade is the CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360º personal development and strategic transformation.   During her early career after graduating from Northwestern and Rice Universities, she performed in recital and with orchestra as a classical pianist in renowned halls, including the hallowed ones of the White House and the US Supreme Court. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences, to using music as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, entertainment, and transformation that profoundly moves them instead.   Nicknamed “Classical Music’s #1 Maverick,” her electrifying, genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff all the way to rap and include virtuoso storytelling, uncommon insights, and boundless inspiration. Today, Jade’s experiences not only delight concert audiences, but her dazzling, high-impact presentations are fast becoming the go-to fuel for organizations looking to reconnect their people to greater purpose, inspire seismic shifts in mindset, and activate their teams and leaders to instantly start living more consequential lives of impact.   Recently named one of the Best Keynote Speakers of 2019 and 2020, Jade’s impact spans a multitude of industries and transcends audience demographics. The world’s superlative brands and organizations from financial services, biotech, entertainment, education, energy and beyond are bringing Jade in. The born storyteller is also a stellar mindset strategist fluent in the language of high achievers .   In her inimitable career as a concert pianist, Jade has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of Classical music and its presentation, and as a result she has revolutionized the concert platform. Today, her notably diverse audiences have come to expect creative projects backed by riveting performances.   Ms. Simmons has toured the US extensively in recital and with orchestra, highlighted by performances at venues as wide-ranging as Ravinia, the Chicago Sinfonietta in Symphony Hall, New York's Town Hall, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the White House. She has been named one of the Best of South By Southwest and has also received the Sphinx Organization's Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the US Supreme Court and hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.   Often the first, the founder, or at the forefront, Jade was the first New Music/New Places fellow for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild, and she was the original face of the legendary Van Cliburn International Piano competition’s webcast. She’s also the beloved voice of Decomposed, the critically-acclaimed American Public Media podcast that turned classic music storytelling on its head. The show has been heralded in Time, Esquire, Indie Wire, and BBC America .   Simmons continues to make an unexpected impact on and away from the stage. As an ordained minister and author, she challenges us to pray bigger with the best-selling Audacious Prayers for World Changers. An equal-opportunity disrupter, in 2020, the Maverick made her boldest leap yet as founder of Operation Restoration, which powered her run as an Independent candidate for President of the United States. Her platforms prioritize people and unifying policies over politics as usual.   Let’s give Jade Simmons a warm dHarmic evolution welcome, as we learn more about her audacious journey from being pianist to her run for the Presidency. Her life stories, her music, her words of wisdom will truly move you, and you definitely should share this with your friends and family as well. Let this be an inspiration of what greater things everyone can achieve!   More about Jade Simmons Check out more of her inspiring stories and experience Jade Simmons! Check out all the links below for her social media pages and website to get to know more about her and what she does. Quotes: 03:59 “It's not an easy path to pick. But that's the wonder of childhood – is you don't know any better. And my parents, I'm still blessed to have them both, and the way that they've raised me and my sister has been that we really do believe we can do anything that we put our mind to.” 13:21 “I started very early, being able to combine my love of other things outside of music, with music and with speaking and that sort of started helping me really differentiate from other concert artists.”   34:58 “As a musician, you hope for the standing O. So, to me, I didn't know it was a big deal to get the standing O, until it started showing up in the first speaker we've ever had that had a standing ovation. So then I started, “Why are people really standing up?” And my goal has become, “I don't want you to stand up just because you thought what I just did was awesome.” That's one level of standing ovation. The deepest level of standing O for me is when people stand up because they feel awesome. Something in them has activated, has switched on.”   38:46 “You're never not a minister. You’re just never not and, I am literally an ordained minister, my Christian faith is extremely important to me, it is 90% of who I am, as a person and forms everything, it's my compass.”   55:50 “Your purpose is not the thing you do, your purpose is what happens in others when you do what you do.” And then I realized the piano was only one vehicle in which I got to ride out my purpose. What purpose was – was what was happening in that audience, the fact that they were seeing the creative side of themselves are feeling activated to go after something – that was purpose. And I realized, “Oh, my purpose personally, Jade's purpose, is to activate people into becoming a bigger, bolder version themselves, the one that I believe God created them to be. “   Timestamps:   01:12 Introducing Jade Simmons 03:15 How did being a concert pianist come into Jade’s world? 04:53 Jade tells about how blessed she is with her parents. 08:20 When was the first time Jade told herself that she’s going to be on stages? 11:51 Jade shares how it all worked out for her on choosing her market and where she fits in. 13:32 The genesis of Jade’s discovery of how she can combine music and the other things she loves. 18:19Listen to “The Flight” by Jade Simmons 23:07 How Jade created “The Flight” with different remixes. 24:51 How does Jade Simmons balance practice with all the other things she does? 25:52 The story behind how Jade started and went about doing  motivational speaking? 31:42 Does Jade Simmons get to choose her own piano? What’s her instrument of choice? 32:53 How did Jade pitch her first engagements and how is she doing it now that she has a team? 38:30 Jade shares about how she plugs in the ministry in the realm of everything she is doing. 43:05 All about Jade Simmons best-selling book, “Audacious Prayers for World Changers.” 47:55 Jade’s records and how was her experience running for the Presidency in 2020. 54:28 A wisdom to share for the up and coming musicians, singer, songwriters from Jade Simmons 1:00:25 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Don't forget to check out our dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlists. See if your music is on there! We are already on our 4th playlist, and we’ve got over 100 artists who will amaze you with their great talents. Simply click on these links and share it with your friends, family or other artists as well! Let’s altogether support these great alumni of the dHarmic Evolution Podcast.   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Overcast, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and Apple podcasts – these are the four highlighted platforms on the website, have you signed up to your favorite platform yet? If not, you can choose from 23 podcast platforms! Just check out dharmicevolution.com and see the options that we have which are available worldwide.  This will make it easy for you to get the show every Friday morning at 4:44am. Let us know what you think as well by leaving a comment!   Do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to https://tinyurl.com/25a994tw      Keep up-to-date with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution Also, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: John Lennon Alexander Scriabin Wassily Kandinsky Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Franz Liszt Michael Jackson Clara Schumann Donald Trump Joe Biden   Connect with Jade Simmons Website: https://jadesimmons.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JadeMedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialjadesimmons/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/newmuseic Twitter: https://twitter.com/jadesimmons LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jade-simmons-pianistceo/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3frzsw7zkolhBmESDRkgDH SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stalkingsuperwoman ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/jadesimmons Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jade-simmons/308015554      
04/02/221h 3m

328. Stone Senate Keeps Southern Rock Alive From Dawn Til Dusk

Stone Senate is a Southern Rock Band from Nashville Tennessee. They have been called “a heavier version of Lynyrd Skynyrd, crossed with The Allman Brothers Band.” While being mentioned in such heady company is flattering, one thing that they are most definitely not, is a “retro act.” They take what comes naturally from their collective influences, and then took it a step further. You better strap up your seat belts, because we’re going to hang out today with Stone Senate! Meet the members of the band! Fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist Clint Woolsey’s smoldering, soulful vocals and unmistakable stage presence, stage left and stage right are burning with the dual lead guitars of James Edwards and Ted Hennington. Add to these the blood bonded rhythm section of “The Mud Brothers”- Paul Zettler on bass/vocals and David Zettler on drums/vocals and you have just caught lightning in a bottle. This band has built their audience through relentless touring year round, along with radio tours inserted into the schedule. Having been together since 2012, the band is able to widen their collective setlist while throwing in band and audience favorites of Country and Rock legendary songs. With over 500 shows throughout the US in the last few years, Stone Senate is steadily adding more and more dates each year and looking forward to some great new music in 2022! Let’s get to know them more as we are joined by Clint Woolsey and talk about the band and how their success story started. It's time to give a warm dHarmic evolution welcome to Stone Senate!   More about Stone Senate Check out all the links below and follow Stone Senate on their social media pages, they also have a website where you can check out all the great things that they offer! Quotes: 22:16 “It took a few years, but it was kind of almost worth the wait, man. Because this to me – this lineup is just about perfect. Everybody's really, really close. We get along, and everybody's shooting for the same goal of being able to really make a living playing music. So everybody really goes the extra mile to make anything like this happen for us. So it's a great group of guys, man, that's for sure, I'm lucky to be with.”   26:07 “I tell you what, that was really the only option that we had starting out was just to play as many shows, as many places that we could. So we kind of took just about every show that was offered, if we could physically make it there in time. But we take it, no matter what the money was. A lot of times, there wasn't any money, it was just an opportunity for us. ”   38:25 “I think the biggest challenge is getting enough sleep. But we all love playing music and we really all love playing music with each other. So that's really what's driving us to get out on the road.”   41:55 “We're still still running hard, man, and loving just about every minute of it, even the break.”   52:39 “ I just say to any of the upcoming musicians just to get out there and play, play, play man.Play live and rehearse as much as humanly possible because that seemed to really help me in the band, as a whole lot.”   Timestamps: 01:06 Introducing Stone Senate 02:44 Catching up with Clint of Stone Senate 06:02 The places that Stone Senate goes for their tours. 07:13 Clint shares their experience in Sturgis. 12:40 Listen to “Down” by Stone Senate 16:42 Clint tells us about the band and the members 18:13 How long did it take them to find their sound and develop their personality as a band? 20:37 Where did they grow up, and how did the band first connect?  22:56 Clint talks about their style of music and the guitar solos in it. 25:24 Clint tells us how touring helped them build a really solid fanbase. 29:16 What does Stone Senate’s creative process look like? 31:47 Listen to “Whiskey Helps” by Stone Senate 35:52 Clint talks about their experience while recording “Whiskey Helps.” 37:54 What is the most appealing part of that whole experience when they're out on the road? 42:55 How do they get the chance and opportunity for new songs even when they are on the road? 44:32 How did Clint personally first get the idea that he will be a musician and that this will be his life? 51:45 Celebrating the newest release of Stone Senate: Dusk  52:10 Clints shares his last words for their collective audience, especially to the newer musicians 54:15 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   If you haven’t seen the dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlist, check it out on the links below. We're up to over 100 songs on four different playlists now. Listen to the amazing songs from over a hundred Indie artist alumni of the dHarmic Evolution show. Don’t forget to share this to your friends and family as well, and together let’s support their music!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Hey, head over to dharmicevolution.com and see the available podcast platforms that we have and subscribe to them! So the show can simply come to you at 4:44 AM EST once a new release comes out! You can also leave your comments and reviews, and let me know what you think.   Also, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website.   Visit and follow our Facebook Page as well, so you can stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening here at the dHarmic Evolution Podcast. Just simply go to: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, author, or a keynote speaker, check out the Facebook community! This is a safe place to post your content to and to let the world support you. Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Lynyrd Skynyrd The Allman Brothers Band Toby Wright The Black Crowes Grateful Dead Elton John Billy Joel George Strait Beatles Bob Dylan Zac Brown   Connect with Stone Senate Website: https://stonesenate.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonesenateband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonesenate/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stonesenate YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StoneSenateBand Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/66wQHyrLygLZxnWgkm9Ph8 Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/stone-senate/540467259 YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCxe90sXOCWYo5R6Ij7vfpMw Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/5338216
21/01/2257m 45s

327. London-based Scottish, Congolese Artist, emaé, Breaking Out Of The UK!

Happy new year listeners of dHarmic Evolution! How’s your new year? I hope that it will be productive, inspired, and prosperous!   As we greet a new great year, we’re back in London with an exciting, emerging talent in the British Music Scene. Her sound is influenced by Soul, R&B, Gospel and Pop, with a commitment to lyrical storytelling. This Scottish-Congolese artist lived in cities across Scotland, England, Zambia and Zimbabwe, before settling in London to share music that is shaped by the life experiences gained during her travels. Please give a warm dHarmic Evolution artist welcome to emaé!   As an independent artist, emaé has already gained recognition and support from prominent music institutions as Serious Live (London Jazz Festival), Help Musicians UK, h Club London and is most recently a recipient of the widely coveted PRS for Music #WomenMakeMusic grant.   Let’s find out more about emaé, her journeys, her experiences, her future aspirations, and her amazing music. Her featured songs “Away from Here” and “Over” will surely captivate your heart. Strap up your seatbelts as we visit London with emaé, here in this episode of the dHarmic Evolution!   More about Emaé It was an awesome conversation with emaé. If you want to know more about her and see her work, you can check out all her social media pages listed below and support her music! Quotes: 14:11 “That was kind of my encouragement to myself, that no matter what I'm going through, I'm never so far removed that I can't find my way back.“   20:25 “I think my ultimate goal will always be to be able to support myself fully from music.”   26:27 “The lyrics have always been very important to me, just because I feel like I have something to say, I feel like I want to express myself or express a feeling through my songs.”   27:28 “I want my music to be able to tell a story that people can relate to and it can translate into some sort of emotion when people listen to it.”   50:45 “Know what you want from the industry, number one. Number two, know who you are, and stay true to that. Because I feel like that's when the best music comes out – when you have the certainty of who you are, you're able to write from a place of truth and in a place where the music means something, it can then stand on its own.”   Timestamps:   01:06 Introducing emaé 02:54 The places that emaé has lived and where she is originally from. 03:47 How’s the place that she lived in during her childhood? 05:44 How did emaé get connected with music growing up? 07:27 Why did emaé hate piano lessons as a kid? 08:52 Listen to “Away from Here” by emaé 12:33 A little story and the meaning of the song “Away from Here”  16:09 emaé as a Pharmacist.   18:56 How is emaé balancing her pharmacy career and her passion for music? 21:59 emaé’s gypsy soul. 24:08 The influences of emaé’s music and writing. 27:55 Listen to “Over” by emaé 31:45 How the song “Over” was emaé's personal experience. 32:59 What are her takeaways of living in Scotland and the impact of it in her music? 35:57 How are they managing COVID situations in London? 40:12 emaé’s take on working with other artists. 43:25 What does emaé like to do for fun when she’s not writing and creating? 46:51 emae’s aspirations and what she is looking forward to in 2022? 48:39 Words of wisdom from emaé for the audience, especially those who are up and coming artists.  52:30 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Hey, have you checked out our dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlist yet? We have four 30 song playlists that you can listen to, and if you have been a guest on this show, your music may be listed on here!  Listen to the amazing songs from over a hundred Indie artist alumni of the dHarmic Evolution show. Don’t forget to share this to your friends and family as well, and together let’s support their music!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8           dHarmic Evolution links:   Hey, we can bring this show to you with every new release at 4:44am EST! Just check out the website at dharmicevolution.com and see the available platforms that we have. Simply sign up on your favorite podcast platforms and you’ll be updated once a new episode comes out!   Also, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website.   To stay up to date on all that is happening with the dHarmic evolution, you can visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Oleta Adams Tears for Fears Bon Iver Israel Houghton Kirk Franklin Stevie Wonder Motown Billy Joel Miles Davis   Connect with emaé Website: https://emaemusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emaeMUSIC/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emaemusic/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emaemusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/emaemusic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/emaemusic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2WF5QJwKR8K8zYAphlThiM Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/ema%C3%A9/885209505 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/127828512 bandcamp: https://emaemusic.bandcamp.com/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emaemusic
07/01/2257m 3s

326. Murphy’s Don’t Quit, Unlocking Hope When Life Seems Hopeless, With Colleen Murphy

We’ve got a really special guest today. She is an author and a public speaker. She is also a wife, and a mother of seven. Are you ready for a story of tragedy, turned into triumph? Strap up your seatbelts, we are going to St. Louis, Missouri to visit Colleen Murphy today for a very inspiring conversation!   In 2013, tragedy struck Colleen’s family when her second oldest daughter Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. Colleen's main focus became helping piece Lauren back together again. With the help of specialists from all over the country, her family, her friends, as well as her strong faith.    Today, Colleen and Lauren speak together as a team inspiring thousands of people by sharing the details of Lauren's tragic accident, never-give-up attitude, and her miraculous recovery. Colleen lives with her husband Dave, and she spends her free time fielding countless phone calls from her children as they deal with the challenges of adulting, and assisting her husband via FaceTime as he struggles to find things at the grocery store.   Colleen Murphy is a writer and her recent work, “Murphys Don’t Quit: 5 Keys to Unlocking Hope When Life Seems Hopeless” was released last October 5th. It talks about the raw story of the accident and a story of hope and resilience as one family rallies together during a tragedy. Today, we are blessed to hear their family’s story and how they were able to overcome everything together, and also the 5 keys to unlocking hope that they talk about in the book.   It’s going to be an exciting and inspirational ride today as we visit Missouri with Colleen Murphy here in this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   More about Colleen Murphy Don’t forget to support Colleen’s book and check out their website and social media pages to see what’s new and what they are up to. All links are provided below! Quotes: 07:57 “ They also have a life to live, and I don't want everything just to be around trauma, right? It's important for us to make sure that they have the most normal life that they could even if things were different. I didn't want them to have to give up their sports teams or all their extracurricular activities. So that was like a big, big goal of my husband and mine early on. To make sure life continued as close to normal as possible for the rest of the kids. “   13:12 “So there's always a positive. Something we learned early on, look for the positive. That was their positive attitude.”   18:37 “ Writing has always kind of been my therapy. I am not a private person. I mean, my husband always says he could never run for office, because I’ll be blah-blah-blah, but it's always kind of been my therapy. But my twist on it in my writing style is – and it's a gift I got from my late father – I find humor in everything. Even when we're in the thick of things with the kids. I had a blog that I started back in 2008, and at the end of the day, especially when I had a really stressful day, I would sit at the computer and say, “Okay, what was funny about today?”   33:59 “One of the professors that she works with told me something early on, that was like, the best advice she could give me when we were working on the commencement address. She said, “If it's perfect, it's not inspirational.” I'm like, “You know, you're right.” It is the imperfection that makes this such a wonderful story. I mean, here's a girl that was never supposed to be able to speak or understand words, and she's speaking in front of 3000 people. So I have to always remember that, I can't expect her to not have deficits. “   42:04 “Number one, never give up. No matter what people tell you, never give up, just have faith and I get it that, “our story”, it doesn't always turn out that way, but there's always hope. You just don't know, just put one foot in front of the other, every day is better. You're gonna have some really, really tough days, but hang in there, the next day will be better.”   Timestamps:   01:16 Introducing Colleen Murphy 03:58 What are the five keys to unlocking hope? 05:53 The age spread in ages amongst Colleen’s seven children and how they reacted to their situation. 08:25 Colleen talks about Lauren’s life before the accident. 09:29 Colleen shares how they started having Lauren professionally taken care of. 11:15 How did the Murphy’s handle all the siblings getting in to see her and coming in and helping? 13:16 Colleen tells about her experience in handling the stress and seeing through what happened. 15:30 How did the accident happen? 16:38 What point did they see the light that they are able to connect back with Lauren?  18:18 When did the book idea first occur with Colleen? 20:36 How did Colleen feel about her grief that shadowed her creative abilities? 23:33 Colleen’s shares her take on using pen and paper and a computer. 25:22 Any aspirations for Colleen to write another book? 26:46 How did the speaking get into Colleen’s repertoire, is that something Lauren was doing? 29:32 How does Colleen feel when she’s speaking alongside Lauren? 31:15 Colleen takes us through a gig and the whole experience of them speaking. 34:46 How do Colleen and Lauren manage both of their schedules on doing speeches. 37:38 How did they get professional athletes and Taylor Swift involved to help and support? 39:46 The feeling of having a wonderful community and support system. 41:30 Colleen’s words of wisdom especially to those who are experiencing tragedies. 43:28 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   We are already on our 4th playlist, and we’ve got over 100 artists who are alumni of dHarmic Evolution. Have you checked them out yet? Visit these links, and let me know what you think of it in the comments when you visit the website as well! Don’t forget to also share them with your family and friends and let’s support these amazing talents.   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Have you signed in to your favorite platform yet? Check out dharmicevolution.com and see the available platforms that we have.  Don’t forget to also leave comments and let us know what you think!   Hey, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website.   Keep up-to-date with what’s going on with dHarmic evolution, check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution Also, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Taylor Swift Lance Bass Rick Springfield Connect with Colleen Murphy Website: https://murphysdontquit.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/murphysdontquit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenMurphyRecoveryFund/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/colleenbfmurphy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/murphysdontquit/
24/12/2146m 57s

325. Spotlight Series No. 4: Sarah Christine, The Ivey's, Vicu, & Erin Coburn

Spotlight Series No. 4: Sarah Christine, The Iveys, Vicu, & Erin Coburn Welcome to another Spotlight Series on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast. Here we will take four outstanding artists who have been on the show already. We have lifted some small segments from their previous interviews, featured one song from each artist, and spotlighted each artist with a bit of dialogue from the interview. We’re in for such  a treat with our four artists today: Sarah Christine The Iveys Vicu Erin Coburn Make sure to check out the links below to see their full interviews and see where you can find them on different platforms. Strap up your seatbelts as we go around the USA and revisit these amazing artists here on the dHarmic Evolution! Interview with Sarah Christine We’ll get started with Sarah Christine, an artist from Colorado. Her music is very, very eclectic. She has a kind of EDM slash every good sound that you have heard wrapped together in her music.  It was always a pleasure hanging out with Sarah Christine as she brings in full energy and creativity with her, so don’t forget to check out her full interview! In this segment, Sarah talks about her move to Colorado and a funny story of how she wrote one of her favorite songs called “Summer Nights.” Listen to the song “For You” by Sarah Christine, featured today in the show. Check out Sarah Christine’s full interview here: https://dharmicevolution.com/sarah-christine-shows-us-how-we-are-all-in-it-together/ Interview with The Ivey's Next up, we’re going to Texas with the band The Ivey's. This is a wonderful and amazing very tightly knit family band. They all have their individual skill sets and talents. I enjoyed their music, their production, and the sound of their voices together.  It was cool hanging out with The Ivey's, and they all showed up for the interview, sharing earbuds together so don’t forget to check out the full interview below! In this snippet, we’ll get to hear The Ivey's talking about the time that Jessica personally felt the epiphany of hearing their sound and combination together and thinking “Hey, we are the Ivey's.” Also, we get to know their instrumentation in the band with Galen, Jenna, Jessica, Arlen and Hugo, and what their parents think about them. Listen to the song “Colors of Honey” by The Ivey's, featured today in the show. Checkout the full interview with the Ivey’s right here! https://dharmicevolution.com/the-iveys-family-and-music-born-to-be-creative/   Interview with Vicu Coming up next is a talented young man from Maryland, by the name of Vicu. He is originally from Romania, and had stories of heartbreak and some loss, but he never let this get him down and put himself through audio school. He's a completely self-taught guitarist and music producer. He has skills that are way beyond the usual mere mortals. There’s a lot to learn from his interview so don’t forget to check out the full one! In this segment, Vicu talked about gear (one of my favorite topics!), writing, titles, production, and just about  everything under the sun. Listen to the song “Back to the Future Love” by Vicu, featured today in the show. Check out Vicu’s full interview here:  https://dharmicevolution.com/Vicu-a-special-talent-taking-us-all-back-to-the-future-love/ Interview with Erin Coburn Lastly, we’ve got the hardest working young lady that I know. Erin Coburn is always working it. She is always performing, singing, writing, playing, and doing her beautiful thing with that guitar. I’ve had a fabulous time chatting with Erin Coburn, we talked about all kinds of ideas music, and she shared with us how she had been challenged to guitar solo using only three notes! So don’t forget to check out the full episode! In this episode, Erin shares her influences in music and her personality on and off the stage. Listen to the song “Out from Under” by Erin Coburn, featured in today's show. Check out Erin Coburn’s full interview here:  https://dharmicevolution.com/erin-coburn-blues-ambition-and-a-burning-passion-for-guitar/ Timestamps: 02:20 Introducing the artists for Spotlight Series No.4 03:33 Sarah Christine’s spotlight 04:12 Sarah’s interview snippet from Episode 291 08:44 Listen to “For you” by Sarah Christine 15:00 The Ivey's spotlight 16:15 The Ivey's interview snippet from Episode 288 22:44 Listen to “Colors of Honey” by The Iveys 28:14 Vicu’s spotlight 29:26 Vicu’s interview snippet from Episode 296 33:32 Listen to “Back to the Future Love” by Vicu 36:36 Erin Coburn’s spotlight 37:45 Erin Coburn’s interview snippet from Episode 295 42:11 Listen to “Out from Under” by Erin Coburn 49:50 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:  Just like our four featured artists in this Spotlight Series, we have other amazing alumni artists who have been on the show, and you can check out their music on the following Spotify playlists. Don’t forget to share them with your friends, and maybe share your top songs with me through the comments!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   Connect with Sarah Christine Website: http://www.sarahchristinempls.com/ Instagram: http://www.sarahchristinempls.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahchristinemplsmusic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hP91FEVqwGpopor9xWlFp Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sarah-christine/1269690622 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/4097841   Connect with The Ivey's Website: www.theiveysmusic.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iveysmusic/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theiveys/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDQv2iL6DYLU06B-gNr9Ypg Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DfWZliaM2iPkHWyyeNz0j Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ph/artist/the-iveys/304576306   Connect with Vicu Website: http://www.vicumusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicuofficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vicuofficial/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vicuschek Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicuofficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3n14MuW6YIPjO7TrCUqhsk Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/Vicu/1436985042   Connect with Erin Coburn Website: https://www.erincoburn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinCoburnMusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erincoburnmusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShenanigansOnTheHill Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o0doXIq7OsAEOlFwcwwDJ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/erin-coburn/1037494882   Selected Links and Mentions Amos Lee John Mayer B.B. King Pinetop Perkins Gary Clark Jr. Janis Joplin Michael Jackson
10/12/2153m 20s

324. Why Scott Edward Jones Is Playing To An Audience Of One

It was a real pleasure to do the interview with an awesome guest today on this episode of dHarmic Evolution. We have this gentleman who is a soldier, a troubadour, a singer and a songwriter. He is many things! But most importantly, he is a man who walks with God. Strap up your seatbelts, we’re going to hang out today with Scott Edward Jones from Erie, Pennsylvania!   Scott graduated from Pine Crest Bible College in 1991, and has served in many capacities at Erie First assembly of God since 1996. Scott’s ministry was born to a faith walk in the Lord Jesus Christ through hardship and happy times. His songs are well crafted, catchy and easy to sing along with. God has been preparing him for this season of ministry since he sang his first “song unto the Lord,” back in 1969. All his songs are rooted in the scripture and are doctrinally sound in the evangelical traditions.    There is a lot of wisdom engrained in Scott. We had a very spirited and valuable conversation and I hope we will take to heart all the lessons and the suggestions that he has been so profound in sharing with us today. Get to know more about this man, hear his songs, his stories, his adventures, all the things that he has been through in his life and be inspired by this amazing man of God, Scott Edward Jones!   More about Scott Edward Jones Visit Scott’s website, named “Funky Sunday Party” and don’t forget to check him out on his social media pages and music platforms and support his works. See all the available links below! Quotes: 11:26 “Things didn't get better, but I was in the right place with the Lord, and that's where I needed to be. Sometimes you have to be torn down to be built back up properly, that's what he did for me on that deployment.” 20:57 “There's other people out there that have felt unworthy of love. They don't feel that they're good enough, or they've made too many mistakes, or they've just got their own records of their past. I'm here to tell them, you're worthy of love too.” 21:39 “There’s an interesting quote, brother James, that said, “God told me to forgive my enemies. So I forgave myself.”” 27:35 “Honestly, my ultimate goal is, I'm singing my songs to an audience of one. My songs are really just, you're getting a little peek into my prayer life. I'm sharing intimate thoughts with my Savior, with God. They’re songs of praise, most of them, all of them really, some more than others. But it's an audience of one. Really, my overall goal is that when I stand before God, on my judgement day, he says “Well done, good and faithful servant.” and turn for your rest and turn to the kingdom. So that's where I'm at.”   42:52 “ So to me, it’s if I'm speaking the truth, if that makes you not like me, that's the price I have to pay.”   46:22 “We only know in part, we only see in part. If you'll watch that video, I'm carrying a crown. That's my purpose. So I know my purpose, I know why I'm here now. I know my lane, and I'm walking in the confidence of that.”   48:18 “If you feel that God's called you to do something, do more than make a decision, take an action.”   Timestamps:   01:34 Introducing Scott Edward Jones 03:24 Scott tells how he first got acclimated and got into the service. 07:58 How was  Scott’s experience when he first got to Afghanistan? 09:40 Scott shared how he met God in his deployment and how it changed his life. 11:41 How his encounter with God gave him a sense of inner calm to deal with his circumstance better 14:10 The reason why there were issues with his unit and how he stood up for justice. 16:34 Listen to “Worthy of Love” by Scott Edward Jones. 19:25 The story behind “Worthy of Love” 22:32 What is a good safe place for Scott to do his dialect therapy and share what’s going on?   25:35 The approach in music and the process of creating songs for Scott Edward Jones. 29:29 Does Scott pile his work and come back to it, or just makes it all done until he finishes it? 31:27 Listen to “Signs of Apocalypse” by Scott Edward Jones. 35:38 Scott shares his thoughts watching all the “Signs of Apocalypse” unfold on a day to day basis? 40:17 As a Christian, who's a writer, singer-songwriter, when Scott looks out and sees all the craziness going on, does it affect him? 47:07 Scott’s words of wisdom, prayer, and blessing to the audience. 51:28 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Hey, have you checked out the Spotify playlist yet? As of this time, we already got three dHarmic Rising Stars playlists that you can listen to and we’re working on the fourth one. Get to hear the amazing songs from the alumni of the dHarmic Evolution show. Don’t forget to share this to your friends and family as well, and let me know what you think of them by commenting on the website!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Evolution links:   Do you want to get the show every single week at 4:44am? Sign up on your favorite podcast platforms. Check out dharmicevolution.com and see the available platforms that we have.  To name a few, we are on Overcast, Apple podcast, JioSaavn and Gaana. If you also want to be part of the show, just message me through my social media pages or through the website as well.   Also, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website.   To stay up to date on all that is happening with the dHarmic evolution, you can visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook community and let the world support you! Check out this link: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions: Dr. Eugene Foley Mr. Magoo Whoopi Goldberg   Connect with Scott Edward Jones Website: http://www.funkysundayparty.com/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scottjones1234 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunkySundayParty/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8M4LrvmCRB9g8hO5LcRvXQ ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/ScottEdwardJonesAkaFunkysundayparty SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/scott-edward-jones
26/11/2154m 57s

323. How Natalie Layne Inspires Worship Using Music

We’re going to hang out with an awesome young lady today who is soon to be another dHarmic rising star alumni. She is a worship leader at Ethos Church and she is also writing, producing and releasing her own music, plus completing her degree in commercial music. Strap up your seatbelts because we’re going to take a ride today to the Music City in Nashville Tennessee, with Natalie Layne! Natalie learned to lead worship and write her own songs from several worship pastors, including Cory Asbury, Jon Egan, and Jared Anderson. By the time she was 14, she was leading teams of musicians at the New Life church, serving in their children and youth ministries. In high school and college, she traveled to other churches across America leading worship and sharing her original songs. Natalie describes her sound as “CCM, always with a hint of R&B.” Her EP, “Where Soul Meets the Sound'' combines several musical genres to create a unique musical style. After releasing singles, “Burn Every Ship,” “Gracious,” and “You”, she began creating a full album, “Be Human'' that was released on the 3rd of July 2020. Get to know more about this young lady, hear her stories, her creative process and even her future plans. Also, we'll get to listen to some of her awesome music here in this episode of the dHarmic Evolution with Natalie Layne! More about Natalie Layne Natalie is active on her Instagram and TikTok. All the links to her social media and music platforms are available below. Check out her pages and support her work and music. Quotes: 8:48 I love it all, I do. That's how I knew I wanted to be an artist. I was like, “I love every part of this process, so maybe I should do this forever.“ 15:31 “Steady'' was actually a song that we wrote over Zoom during the first week of COVID stuff happening, just when we were needing something steady. I think everybody was feeling that way. So, we wanted to capture that in the recording and the mixing in the master of like, “there's something we're needing here and we're needing an energy behind it to express that.” 20:27 I think actually, it can be kind of dangerous if we're like, “the process has to be like this.” Because, it just limits so much of the creativity and, so much of the fun, and child likeness and discovery of it being whatever it's gonna be for that song.  45:53 I think stuff like that to people are like, “I need an hour or two hours to do that, and I don't have that much time.” That's not true. Well, you can do something in five minutes, that will totally change the rest of your day. 48:25 I always think about, if I could go back and talk to myself at the beginning of college, maybe that would be the time I would need somebody to just tell me to just chill out, because it's gonna be okay, it's gonna work out fine. It's gonna take some time, probably more years than you think, but if you stick it out, things will work out and you'll meet your people and find your way.  Timestamps:   01:25 Introducing Natalie Layne 04:08 Natalie tells about her childhood and where she came from originally 05:55 How was Natalie's experience in Belmont University? 08:24 Natalie’s favorite part of her creative process 10:55 Listen to “Steady” by Natalie Layne 13:32 Natalie shares what she felt when she first mixed and played back “Steady.” 16:36 Natalie takes us to the studio during the production of “Steady.”  20:45 Natalie talks about her family and her church experiences in leading worship. 24:21 Is Natalie focused on Christian music or does she also do secular songs? 25:40 The process of songwriting where it reveals the truth of the song later. 28:13 Listen to “Something Good” by Natalie Layne. 31:41 The story behind “Something Good” 34:18 Natalie shares how her process is when it comes to co-writing. 36:49 Natalie’s day-to-day habits and what her schedule looks like, and her most appreciated asset on how to get creative. 41:34 Natalie’s take on journaling and vision boards. 42:50 What gives Natalie joy during down time outside of music? 46:57 What are Natalie’s goals, aspirations and what is she looking forward to most in the future? 48:20 Natalie’s advice to the young singer, songwriters, and musicians who are struggling. 50:49 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Check out the new format of our dHarmic rising stars Spotify playlists. We are also starting our fourth playlist. Are you there yet? Is your music on there? If it is not, you need to reach out to me if you’ve been on the show before. You can also put your comments on the website, and let me know what song you would like to have featured on one of our playlists.    dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Evolution links:   Thanks for tuning in, sharing and subscribing to the dHarmic Evolution. If you haven't done so yet, go over to dharmicevolution.com. On the website, you can sign up for your favorite platform and check out all the artists that are on there, their photos, their stories, their interviews, and their music. Share this to your family and friends as well!   Also, do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website.   To stay up to date on all that is happening with the dHarmic evolution, you can visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/ Hey, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook group and let the world support you! Head over to: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special links and Mentions: Cory Asbury Jon Egan Jared Anderson Jay Speight (Natalie’s producer) Cooper Bascom Sara Bareilles John Mayer Earth, Wind & Fire Chicago   Connect with Natalie Layne Website: https://www.natalielaynemusic.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/natalielaynemusic/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@natalielaynemusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natalielaynemusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RWHRU8338vciU-gNp2c1g YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCVjJKFHzU8vY3J9Zt8mebvg Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6N1l2HIYtw3RhoJ2wzLYaB Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/natalie-layne/1270183577 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/58750232
12/11/2154m 21s

322. Why Kevin Gullickson Radio Drives Listeners To His Band

We’ve got a great show coming up today, as we have a very special young man. He’s a singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and many more. He's been on the show before, and he is the engine of the band, Radio Drive. Get ready for a ride today as we go to Minnesota with Kevin Gullickson! Radio Drive is an Alternative Pop Rock band, and as the engine of the band, Kevin has won international awards and nominations for his music and music videos. Their music has been aired on the radio around the world alongside major artists, top indie charts, and has received rave reviews. They have also been featured on websites and radio shows around the world. Their music has been used on shows airing on NBC networks, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Comedy Central, Fox channels, History Channel, Spike TV, and Discovery Channel in the US and around the world. Today, we’ll get to hear some of his great tracks featured on the show, and see what he likes doing, and really get to know more about him and how he does his work. A warm dHarmic welcome back to Kevin Gullickson of Radio Drive! More about Kevin Gullickson/Radio Drive Check out Kevin’s past episode here, https://dharmicevolution.com/de138 to know more about him and his previous works. Also, Kevin is on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and he has a website that you can visit too. Don’t forget to check them out so you can be updated about him and his great music. All links are provided below! Quotes: 09:04 “As an artist, whatever you're creating, your influences show up in one-way shape or form.” 19:47 “A simple love song but I kind of went beyond just the initial feelings of love. When you first fall in love and the stars and everything in your hearts. I really feel that love is a commitment. There may be days where you don't feel like loving your spouse or your kids but you're committed to them so you love them all the same. That feeling is going to pass, you'll makeup and everything will be fine but it's about that “You can always depend on me, I'm going to be your castle on the rock, immovable, unshakable. I'm here for you, I love you, and I always will.” 42:34 “I'm thankful we have a nice big backyard that goes about 100 yards deep and there's a pond and you know, a nice wooded area, we have a fire pit in the back. Nothing better than to just spend an evening by the fire, family and friends, and just chilling. My wife and I love to just relax and watch movies or documentaries and stuff on Netflix or Amazon just to kind of wind down. Of course, I love being with my family. We love to travel, haven't traveled for a good long time, but we love to travel and just discover new things and stuff. So we're pretty low-key.” 50:58 ”I think what comes to mind is just be yourself. Be authentic. I don't think we need any more copycats. I think that the artists that get the most respect over time are those that are the most original... I think the music industry is really hungry for more artists and bands like that. So I would really encourage you to be that person to make that bold step and put out something like that.” Timestamps:  00:44     Introducing Radio Drive’s Kevin Gullickson 02:25     The new release of Radio Drive’s album 03:17     A backstory of how James got connected to Stuart Epps through Kevin.    07:33     What was his impetus on the new album? 10:41     Kevin shares about Minnesota and the city he is near. 13:15     Listen to “It’s  Who I Am” by Radio Drive 19:07     What is “It’s Who I Am” about? 20:35     How was “It’s Who I Am” built and played out? 23:58     Kevin about using AirGigs. 25:14     How does Kevin put all the tracks together? 26:54     The tools that Kevin uses and likes working in. 29:58     Kevin shares about his awards and how they started out. 32:08     The level of work that Kevin has to put in to keep things going 33:54     Listen to “Let My Love Be The Proof” by Radio Drive 39:05     The bright spots and challenges of doing promotional avenues that he does. 42:15     What does Kevin like to do to chill out? 43:19     Kevin’s favorite place for gigs. 44:39     Artists, genre, and the types of music that Kevin likes to listen to. 47:39     What are Kevin's aspirations and what is he looking forward towards in 2022? 49:43     The best place to connect with Kevin Gullickson. 50:25     Kevin’s shoutout and last words of wisdom especially to the youngsters and upcoming musicians 52:55     Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist:  Check out our three Spotify playlists and be amazed by the great artists that we’ve already had as guests for dHarmic Evolution. Don’t forget to share them with your friends, and maybe share your top songs with me through the comments! Let’s support our friends and alumni of the show. dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS  dHarmic Evolution links: Hey, have you signed up yet? Go over to the website dharmicevolution.com. Check out the new look, and sign up for your favorite podcasts platform. That way, we'll just come to your phone every Friday morning at 4:44 AM Isn't that cool? Also, as you go to the website, you can check the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom”. It is also accessible through dharmicevolution.com. Do you know someone, or are you suffering from anxiety and depression, go ahead and check out the book so we could be of help. Check out the Facebook Page as well so you are up to date with everything that we are doing. Visit the link here: dHarmic Evolution Don’t forget to also join our Facebook community, where we support each other's work. Looking for a safe place to post your content to, and show the world what you got? Visit this link: dHarmic Evolution Community. Special links and Mentions:  Paul McCartney Stuart Epps Gus Dudgeon Elton John Oasis Bill Wyman Led Zeppelin Foo Fighters Brendan Dekora Matteo Andrigo (Drummer) The Beatles Connect with Kevin Gullickson/Radio Drive Website:                             http://www.radiodrive.net/ Instagram:                         https://www.instagram.com/radio_drive/                          https://www.instagram.com/12storyrecords Facebook:                          https://www.facebook.com/RadioDrive/ Twitter:                                              https://twitter.com/radiodrivemusic YouTube:                           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOymcsIq8bBqLExKJuNkwwQ YouTube Music:                              https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCduR3HKXetcLLMra6B83HPg Spotify:                              https://open.spotify.com/artist/5JZELlsigjpKLVji8J1n3e Apple Music:                    https://music.apple.com/us/artist/radio-drive/313677115 Deezer:                               https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/389676 ReverbNation:                  https://www.reverbnation.com/radiodrive
29/10/2156m 25s

321. Charming Songwriting and Book Writing, = Beth Crowley

Since we only have special people here in the dHarmic Evolution, we got a really special young lady to join us today.  Strap up your seatbelts, because we’re taking a ride today from the Music City all the way to Georgia. Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got Beth Crowley! Beth first gained recognition on YouTube back in 2011. She was inspired by a comedic group called Axis of Awesome and she posted a medley of popular songs titled, “Greatest Song Ever Written.” The song was quickly picked up by Reddit, BuzzFeed, and Tumblr, and now this video has over a million views on YouTube. From 2014, Beth already has released one full-length album, two EPs, and numerous singles. Her book-inspired music includes songs based on the Dark Artifices series, The Divergent series, the Lunar Chronicles, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, the Shatter Me series, and many more. She's also written several commissioned custom songs for books and book series. Coming from Nashville and now back in Georgia, Beth continues to write and release new music. She's also started writing her first young adult novel. It was a real pleasure learning about Beth Crowley, her music, and all the things that she’s doing in her book. There’s a lot more to see of her in the future. But for now, let’s get to know more about her here on the dHarmic Evolution! More about Beth Crowley Beth Crowley wants to thank her listeners for continuing to support her dream of writing meaningful music, and if you haven’t listened to her yet, check out all her links below. She is most active on Instagram as it is more interactive, but you can look at all the social media platforms provided below! Quotes: 04:20 “I think a lot of people had that moment this past year of being like, “Why am I away from things that are important to me if I don't have to be?” 13:00 “I love lyrics and I love language and I just had the imagery for this song of where storms are, like very impactful and sometimes terrible but I was fascinated by the idea that there are people that actually seek them out like they get some kind of reward out of going into the storms rather than going away from them.” 19:11 “My ideal situation is to be able to traditionally publish this book and have the soundtrack that goes with it and be able to tour and actually play. Like, have a book tour and play music at the same time. I think that would be such a cool format for touring.” 23:27 “I hope that I'm in a position someday where I would be able to have a series of shows and not have to worry about nobody showing up for them. Because I've definitely been there where I had a show that just nobody came to and that's very humbling.” 37:45 “It really is an interesting combination of being so satisfied with the music but also, all of the memories and associations that come with the experience and so I'm just really grateful that I think that's probably something that not everyone is lucky enough to have, that they not only have an album that they really believe in but they had a great experience doing it, and so just everything about it was more than I could have hoped for.” 47:54 “I would say the biggest thing is don't go for that instantaneous viral moment. Build a foundation, which takes time. If you're building a house, you build a foundation, and you do it slowly and carefully, so you can have the rest of the house be supported by that. It doesn't have to happen quickly. If you stick with it, and you work hard, it's not like a guarantee that stuff will happen for you, but it certainly increases your chances. But you have to make things happen for yourself. You can't sit back and wait for them to happen.” Timestamps:  01:06     Introducing Beth Crowley 02:32     How was Beth’s move from Nashville to Georgia? 07:04     Listen to “Storm Chaser” by Beth Crowley 10:59     What is the metaphor and what is Storm Chaser about? 13:41     How was her experience filming a video of the writing process for Storm Chaser? 15:12     How was Beth’s process of creating a song? 17:17     What are Beth’s tricks on hanging onto the ideas and getting something 18:24     Aside from being a songwriter, Beth is also writing books and is writing her first novel. 20:12     Is Beth performing or has any plans on taking her music to Georgia? 21:54     The advantages of using online platforms to reach out to a larger audience 23:47     Beth shares about live streaming on YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms. 28:09     What is “YOU’RE EXHAUSTING” about? 29:25     Listen to “YOU’RE EXHAUSTING” by Beth Crowley 32:30     Beth shares the production of her songs and how she met her producer, 35:46     How was Beth’s first album project back in 2014? 40:25     What does Beth do for downtime or chilling out? 43:26     What is Beth’s main instrument? 44:10     What are Beth’s goals in the future? 46:15     What is the best place for people to connect with Beth Crowley? 47:31     What does Beth want to say to the audience, especially the young upcoming musicians? 49:34     Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist:  Check out our three dHarmic Rising Stars playlists and listen to great artists who have been a guest on the show. If you have been a guest, you can see hear music here. Send the links to your family and friends as well! dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS  dHarmic Evolution links:  Head over to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite platform. Let me know what you think too, by simply leaving a comment! “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” This book is accessible through the website and it is a great help for people suffering from anxiety and depression. Do you know someone? Have them go to  dharmicevolution.com so they can read this. Check out the Facebook Page as well so you are up to date with everything that we are doing. Visit the link here: dHarmic Evolution Saying hello to friends who are artists, singers, songwriters, keynote speakers, or any creatives! Feel free to join our group where you can share your content and let the world know what you do and support you. Go to: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Hey, if you’re around New Jersey, “Dr. Scientist” from Austin Texas has shown in the area. October 29 - Tavern Off The Green in Morristown, New Jersey October 30 - Johnnies Tavern in Boonton, New Jersey At 9 PM for both evenings, I will be opening the show with my son Trevor, for this event. I hope to see you there! Special links and Mentions: Dolly Parton Tony Robbins Daniel Dennis of Prime Cut Studio Michelle Branch Music Row Connect with Beth Crowley Website:              https://www.bethcrowley.com/ Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/bethjcrowley/ Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/bethcrowleymusic Twitter:                               https://twitter.com/bethjcrowley YouTube:            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKiamQNDwgPEj38TvPlsTBQ YouTube Music:               https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCI0yTzfuZj1DBxaqIa21Z8Q Spotify:               https://open.spotify.com/artist/70Mtv8bWyfIXjxORsNnqq6 Apple Music:     https://music.apple.com/us/artist/beth-crowley/491629667 Deezer:                https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/5361961
22/10/2153m 4s

320. James Koan III - Singer, Songwriter, Musician and a Full-Time Worshipper of God

Are you ready for a ride to New York? We’re going to visit an awesome man today. He's a singer, songwriter, musician, and also worship leader at Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship. James Koan III joins us on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! James’ songwriting incorporates lyrical poetry as I do. It is combined with rock, pop, punk, melodies, folk, influenced sonic soundscapes, with an indie-rock edge pulling influences from artists, such as Switchfoot, Relient K, The Beatles, Colony House, and the Beach Boys. These awesome sounds are right on the show today! We will be listening to his first single “Neanderthals” that has a punchy pop-punk cut, followed by “You Are There,” an acoustic rock ballad inspired by the Psalms. Get to know more about this young man, listen to his great music, and see his aspirations in the future. Let’s give a warm dHarmic Evolution welcome for James Koan III! More about James Koan III While James is still working on his website, make sure to follow and support him on Instagram and Facebook to get updates on what he is currently doing. You can out-check all the links provided below! Quotes: 03:31 “I'm honored to think that it's at a high standard. Sometimes I wish it could be even better than that, but I’m always trying to challenge myself.” 20:46 “...when I had the opportunity to play music, I just realized this is what I'm supposed to do. This is what God has given me as a gift, and he's calling me to use it for His glory.” 40:29 “Maybe it's almost eight years ago now officially, but when I was writing this, it was just a means of a reminder. I think I was looking to find the answers and the situation where I was just a little sad and confused and I looked and I found it. Well, of course I mean, everyone knows Psalm 23. But looking into Psalm 139 where it says you've searched me, Lord, you know me, you know when I sit, when I rise and you understand everything about me, and if I ascend into the highest heavens, you're there, for making my bed in the depths of Sheol, you're there. That whole idea I just thought, “I want to put this in the song.” 50:37 “For me, I would love to share the songs on the road and network with other artists that have made it big. If I could get myself to the top, I mean, I will. But all in God's timing and if it's in his will. The thing I have to understand is that I can't rush the process, you have to enjoy the experience.” 52:44 “I guess for other worship leaders that are out there listening to this, who may be looking for a place in between where you want to honor God with your music, but you don't know if that's just in the church. Know that the church is a place that God has put you for a time, and he will put you there, but there is also a world that we have yet to reach. I would say, don't be afraid to take risks, don't be afraid to try something new and different, and be willing to be told you're wrong.” 55:57 “I think I love that you're encouraging other people and innovating or working with other innovators and helping others have a platform to share what God has put on their heart.” Timestamps:   01:54 Introducing James Koan III 03:50 James shares about Arizona. 05:44 James talks about why he moved out to New York. 08:19 A little backstory on what ”Neanderthals” is about. 11:15 Listen to “Neanderthals” by James Koan III 16:10 James brings us to the studio while putting together” Neanderthals” 18:44 James Koan III as a worship leader 23:44 James shares his responsibilities and highlights of being a worship leader 28:17 The tremendous amount of work that is included in every week’s worship services 34:20 Listen to “You Are There” by James Koan III 37:20 The production and the instruments included in “You are there” 39:58 The story and the references of the song “You Are There” 45:18 What does James like to do when he is not creating, writing, or putting together worship? 48:18 What are James' aspirations and what is he looking forward to in the future? 52:07 James’ shoutout and a wish of prayer as a closing for the audience 56:32 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist: Have you guys tuned in yet to the dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify playlists? There are three different lists that we have put up already, named Aquila, Orion, and Lyra. This is a collection of great songs from amazing artists who have been on the show. If you have been a guest already and you did not see your music on the list, just send me a message and I will get right into it. Also, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family as well! dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Evolution links: Check out dharmicevolution.com and get the latest update on new podcasts and blogs that we have. While you’re there, don’t forget to also subscribe on your favorite platform to get the latest episode coming to you. You can also let us know what you think by leaving a comment or a review in Apple Podcasts. We’d love to hear from you! Also, the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom’ is accessible through dharmicevolution.com  as well. If you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression, please send them to the website and have them check out the book. It would be a great help to them. Check out the Facebook Page as well so you are up to date with everything that we are doing. Visit the link here: dHarmic Evolution Additional good news to our friends who are artists, singers, songwriters, keynote speakers, or any creatives! We have a group where you can share your content and let the world know what you do and support you. It’s important to have a community that continuously supports and empowers you in what you do and this is a great and safe place to do so. Visit this link: dHarmic Evolution Community. Special links and Mentions: Switchfoot Relient K The Beatles Colony House The Beach Boys Peter Jackson The Who Pete Townshend Kings Kaleidoscope Hans Zimmer Connect with James Koan III GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/james-koan-iii-debut-fulllength-album-project Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkoan3 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameskoaniiimusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkoan3 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfFmFWn4uwXfDxJJSwhdycA YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCQsuHDj6aWyJ2m_0mgG933Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0cvyixkznLRUoCKlpiTjHa Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/james-koan-iii/1557086798 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/james-koan-iii Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/92535932  
08/10/211h

319. DANiiVORY, Nashville Singer-Songwriter, Touring with Beyonce’, and around the world!

We’ve got another killer singer-songwriter to welcome to the dHarmic Evolution. Hailing from Wexford, Pennsylvania, she's an independent R&B soul-pop artist, who has an absolutely stunning career going on in the music industry. Strap up your seatbelts as we go to Nashville to meet DANiiVORY. Dani always had music in her life. Her mom was a music teacher, a liturgical minister and encouraged her to pursue her passion for music. She went on to obtain a higher education at the esteemed and famous Berklee College of Music, graduated with a dual degree in contemporary writing and production and vocal performance. Dani has done it all! She's toured with Beyonce, small theaters, and big theaters. She is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter, where she continues to write and record music with influences that range from Janet Jackson to The Beatles. Dani has crafted a dreamy electronic pop sound that is all her own. Let’s listen together to this amazing singer-songwriter as we feature some of her great songs like “Blackout” and “Pink Lightning.” We’ll also get to know more about her, her experiences and also some future plans. Check out this episode of dHarmic Evolution with DANiiVORY! More about DANiiVORY Support DANiiVORY and her music. Follow her on Instagram and check on her website and Facebook page to see what her upcoming schedules are. All links are provided below! Quotes: 05:23 “..trying to balance having an infant child and still trying to pursue music and figure out okay, “Well, what sessions can I do? What can I not do? Is this gonna be worth my time?” That's what gets hard. So that's when it's like, if you have family close, definitely tap into that resource.” 17:44 “...I would lay down, like just a basic piano track and come up with ideas. Sometimes I'd be on the bus. I would come up with the lyrical idea, I'd record voice memos on my phone. Any songwriter probably has like millions of voicemail recordings” 25:12 “It was really more about the personal growth I was able to have as a performer and a young upcoming singer-songwriter, and seeing what it takes to be successful in that area of entertainment.” 36:47 “Don't stop, Keep it up. Keep going. Work on your craft. You just got to show up on the page and even if you don't feel like it, and it's a hard day, just push through it. You don't have to feel inspired every day but from there you can find the inspiration I feel like so it's just so important that you show up. Don't give up. Because just like anything else, an author they're not going to always come up with like their award-winning story every time they go to write something but you know they sit down every day and they show up at the page and they write, so it's in the monotony I guess on some of those days that you can find magic, I think.” Timestamps: 01:11 Introducing DANiiVORY 03:02 How is Dani’s musical life fitting around now that she is a mom of a wonderful daughter? 04:13 Dani shares her transition from LA to Nashville. 06:53 Listen to “Blackout” by DANiiVORY. 10:27 A little backstory on how Dani came up with “Blackout.” 12:47 Dani tells about her experiences in Thailand. 16:10 A peek inside the studio and production on how they arrived at the sound of “Blackout.” 18:16 Listen to “Pink Lightning” by DANiiVORY 21:57 How was Dani’s experience touring with Beyoncé 24:03 Dani shares her personal take on the tour with Beyoncé as an artist and a performer. 25:28 What are the favorite gigs that Dani likes to do? 27:38 Dani talks about her mom being a music teacher and a minister. 29:33 What is  Berklee College of Music like? 31:32 Did the school help out with organizing her schedules day-to-day? 33:53 How was your experience with CeeLo Green? 34:33 What is life looking like for DANiiVORY in the next coming months and the end of the year? 35:27 The best place to connect to DANiiVORY 36:28 Dani’s words of wisdom and message to the upcoming singer-songwriters. 38:22 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist: Have you seen and heard our third Spotify playlist yet? Check these 30 amazing artists and songs to listen to with our new playlist named Lyra. It’s a total of 90 songs together with the Aquila and Orion playlists. Let me know what your favorites are by posting it in your comments! Share it with your families and friends as well, and post it on your socials to continue supporting these great indie music artists from around the world! dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Evolution links: Don’t forget to stop by dharmicevolution.com! The new website makes it easier for you to check out the blog posts, photos, music, and interviews from our guests, and a lot of other goodies. Let me know what you think! Also, the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom’ is accessible through dharmicevolution.com  as well. If you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression, please send them to the website and have them check on the book. It would be a great help for them. Check out the Facebook Page as well so you can keep updated. Visit the link here: dHarmic Evolution AND…  If you are an artist, singer, songwriter, or keynote speaker, and would like to share your content, you can visit our Facebook Group. It is a great place to let the world know what you do and support you! Join the group here: dHarmic Evolution Community.   Special links and Mentions: Beyoncé The Beatles Janet Jackson Rhye Drake Gallant Sufjan Stevens Whitney Houston Dennis Montgomery III CeeLo Green Connect with DANiiVORY Website: http://www.daniivory.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniivory/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniivoryartist/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/daniivory YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnr6MeoTN1PGkoplxLtMpA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1pRttxFqgfmdrapNSTizGR Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/daniivory/820128754 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/daniivory
24/09/2141m 51s

318. The Return of English Bob, as he “Retires from Retirement”

The Return of English Bob, as he “Retires from Retirement” We are in for a real treat today! My guest is one of my dearest friends. We thought he already “packed it in” since he has not been on in a few years, but today he is back with a roar. He is retiring from retirement and has now turned into a Tik Tok and Instagram star. Please welcome back my dear friend, English Bob! English Bob hails from the Northern part of Southeastern Lower Ipswich on West Waffle Street in the UK. He lives a generally quiet life, but also loves creating instructional training videos, sips tea, loves Fencing, Running, eradicating Bigfoot from his and other neighborhoods, and of course, he loves Mama Bob! He has helped me for years with special projects and I’m so excited to have him back here on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast! We’re going to hear his amazing and interesting stories especially about growing pumpkins and see what he has been up to and what he is currently doing. Let’s all strap up our seatbelts as we go to lower Ipswich today with English Bob! More about English Bob Check out what English Bob is up to. He is on Instagram and Tiktok, look for @englishbob5, and don’t forget to follow and support him. All the links are provided below. Also, if you need a little backstory on English’s life, take a look at the previous episodes that he has been in. You just simply need to search “English Bob” on the search bar of dharmicevolution.com. Quotes: 09:50 “Congratulations on your book, 7 Steps to Mental Freedom. This is one of the reasons why I decided to get back in the saddle and help you along your quest to help others who suffer from melancholiaminamia, anemia, anxiety, and depression?” -English Bob congratulating James for his book. 12:42 “As far as satisfying I’m as pleased as a pheasant at a grouse convention doing this kind of work.” -English Bob on growing pumpkins 19:27 “That my dear James, that's how I came to love, cherish, and farm my dear pumpkins, forevermore… After that experience, I knew I would be a pumpkin farmer most of the days of my life. And I have been pumpkin patching ever since.” -English Bob talks about his history of growing pumpkins Timestamps: 04:01 Introducing English Bob 05:00 Welcome English Bob 09:01 What has English Bob been up to? 10:43 What was English’s life like in the countryside and the farm when he was not retired? 12:25 How did English get into pumpkin growing and has it been satisfying for him? 12:50 The interesting history on how English started growing pumpkins. 17:02 How did English survive the attack as he continues on with his backstory in growing pumpkins. 20:53 English chooses this episode's outro song as a tribute to, retiring from his retirement. 21:56 Where can people find and connect with English Bob? On tik tok, and “Instant Gram” 23:07 Listen to “Tango On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist: This is some cool news that I need to share. We just released our third playlist on Spotify, named Lyra. That means we have a total of 90 amazing artists and songs to listen to. I shared my top five in each list and you can also let me know what yours are by posting it on your comments! Check out the links and share them with your family and friends, too!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx   dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS   dHarmic Evolution links: Have you tried searching through dharmicevolution.com? The search bar on the top makes it easier for you to see your favorite artists that have been on the show. The player and the blog will show up so you can listen to them anytime. Also, while you’re there, don’t forget to sign up on your favorite platform. There are a lot of platforms to choose from but I’d like to give a shout out to our listeners in India, on the JioSaavn and Gaana platforms who have embraced the dHarmic Evolution. Thank you for the warm welcome!   If you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression, please send them to dharmicevolution.com and have them check on the book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It’s just a 30-minute read and I’m sure that it would be a great help to them. Check out the Facebook Page as well so you can keep updated. Visit the link here: dHarmic Evolution Also, if you’re looking for a safe place to post your content to, you can drop by at the dHarmic Evolution Community. It will be the perfect place to let people know what you do and let the world support you. Whether you are an artist, singer, songwriter, or keynote speaker, you are welcome here!   Special links and Mentions: Susan Muranty (DE136) Billy Corgan Smashing Pumpkins   Connect with English Bob Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/englishbob5/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@englishbob5
10/09/2127m 25s

317. Kiana Corley’s Amazing Style of Music, Soul Pop Meets Folk Alt Rock, and Great Songwriting!

Let's head out to Lancaster Pennsylvania today, where soul and pop is not on everyone’s playlist. But, we’ve got a truly original artist who treats her lyrical composition and vocal delivery with the same respect as an artist taking their brush strokes to a fresh virgin canvas. This makes perfect sense as her influences include Corinne Bailey Rae, Tori Kelly, and Stevie Wonder. We’re never put in a genre-exclusive category, so why should her music be?  She is soulful, with a youthful overlay of pop but also intertwined with her love of folk music and alt-rock.  We’re going to hang out with none other than Kiana Corley! Kiana is a multi-instrumentalist. She started at the early age of 12. She alluded to the fact that, if you play different instruments, it gives you a different perspective on songs, songwriting, and production. In Kiana’s most recent album, the songs follow a storyline of a young romance, which started on shaky ground with two people pretending it was solid. She's extremely motivated by helping and inspiring others through her authentically original music. Her music video premiered on Celeb Secrets this year, and she also signed a distribution deal with Heart Songs Records. Get to know more of her, and get to listen to a solid, wonderful style, and an eclectic mix of all of the best stuff ever heard on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution with Kiana Corley. More about Kiana Corley Kiana is mostly on her Instagram, but all the links on how you can find here are provided below. Check out and support Kiana and her amazing music. Quotes: 08:45 “ I just feel like if you make music that good, it's always gonna just resurface in some way, just for the years to go on. Like, I think they definitely deserve to be forever growing. “ 17:22 “I'm really blessed to be able to have that ability to share things in my life with people. Especially because I'm definitely not a person that talks about myself in a regular sense. I'm not going to tell you my whole life when we first meet, but I will share that with you if you listen to things that I wrote. That's kind of my way of teaching people about myself.” 38:03 “I try to just take care of my body as much as I can. Because I think that if you don't do some sort of movement, or some sort of meditation, or journaling, or anything like that, it can catch up to you. Your mental well-being and your physical well-being are definitely connected I believe, and they're both equally as important.” 41:00 “Just really pursue the honest opportunities and be honest with yourself about what you want as an artist and what you can bring. Be confident too, because everybody brings something different and all of it is needed. There's a space for all of it. There's a place for literally every artist, I really truly believe that, as well. So, keep going.” Timestamps:  01:28     Introducing Kiana Corley 04:04     What did Kiana listen to growing up that got her into classically written songs? 09:33     Listen to “Chestnut” by  Kiana Corley 12:40     Kiana tells us about the song “Chestnut.” 14:05     Kiana took us back to the time when she felt in her heart that she is becoming a songwriter. 18:42     When did Kiana feel like she was growing as a songwriter, and embraced and owned it? 22:57     Listen to “Lukewarm” by  Kiana Corley 26:35     The metaphor behind the song “Lukewarm” 28:12     When did Kiana realize that she has lasered on the sound, timbre, and style that she has now? 30:24     What music school did Kiana go to? 31:22     How did Kiana become a multi-instrumentalist? 32:31     Kiana shares the people she works with, the production, and how her songs are born. 37:34     Outside of music, what does Kiana do in her downtime? 39:24     Kiana’s message and words of wisdom for the younger musicians and the best place to connect. 42:39     Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist:  We’ve completed the THIRD Spotify playlist and are about to hit publish. I am very excited to have more great music and amazing artists to listen to, but while we are waiting for it, check out the Orion and Aquila playlists. There are 60 artists who have been on the dHarmic Evolution show and are on these playlists. Don’t forget to also share this with your family and friends!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg  dHarmic Evolution links:  Have you seen the changes yet on dharmicevolution.com? While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up on your favorite platform. We have about 24 different platforms that you can choose from. We are in India, and we totally appreciate their support, with their two biggest platforms, JioSaavn and Ganna. It's a pleasure to be around the world, so don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments. Do you know someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression? Please send them to dharmicevolution.com. The book “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” will be of great help to them. You can easily find it on the main page of the website. Also, you can visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/ Hey, if you are an artist,  an author, or a keynote speaker, and trying to find a place to post your content, you can check out the Facebook group and let the world support you! Head over to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395. Special links and Mentions:  Corinne Bailey Rae Tori Kelly Stevie Wonder The Jackson 5 Queen Fleetwood Mac Chris Pratt Lindsey Buckingham Rod Stewart Glenn Frey Bob Seger  Connect with Kiana Corley Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/kianacorleymusic/ Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/kianacorleymusic/ Spotify:               https://open.spotify.com/artist/6c613EFBtkzPX5Vj6C1OgG YouTube:            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJK5tw3Eswf8ICUEhOWyjkw YouTube Music:https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCuu2NuDEeU9zE2X12D0-MRw Apple Music:     https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kiana-corley/1132733519 Deezer:                https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/12556188
27/08/2146m 7s

316. Crystal Mcgrath, A Multi-Passionate Woman, Inspires All Through Music and Coaching

Crystal Mcgrath, A Multi-Passionate Woman, Inspires All Through Music and Coaching We are going all the way up to Calgary, Canada today as we meet with a musician, activist, podcast host and inspirational influencer. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, inspiring individuals to live to their highest potential. Let’s welcome to the show, Crystal McGrath! Crystal’s latest single “About a Boy” was released last June 2021. She blends a pop drum beat with a traditional country backing band to create a sound that is all her own. It tells the story of a confident girl who still longs for the connection from a relationship and finds herself distracted with the memories of her past. Her style blends two different musical flavors into something that any music fan would enjoy! Crystal does not only do music, she's also an advocate for women's empowerment, and wants women to feel that they can go after any goal that they hope to achieve. To promote this message, she founded “Live with Love,'' an online platform with the mission of helping women live their best life through movement and mindset. She also has a podcast, “Crushing Chaos,” and she can also be seen regularly hosting her video podcast, “The Artists Behind The Music.” Crystal lives by the words of poet John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Don’t Quit” to which she also shares with us in this episode. Her personal mission statement is to inspire individuals to live their best life and she does it through many different ways. We are about to learn more about this here on the dHarmic Evolution with Crystal Mcgrath. More about Crystal Mcgrath The best way for Crystal to paint the whole picture, share stories, and connect is through her Instagram, but you could also check out all her social media links below to see how she inspires people in many different ways. Quotes: 07:18 “It was nice to have something positive to focus on during this crazy time, just constantly pivoting and being creative with how we can still do music in a way that we're affecting people but not leaving this space.”   12:12 “It's okay not to be okay and just acknowledging that those days will happen and just taking care of yourself through those moments allow you to really succeed and shine on the days where you're feeling good.”   25:55 “My personal mission statement is to inspire individuals to live their best life. And I really try to do that through my music, through my coaching, through my fitness company, through my podcasting, through conversation, and connection, and through social media.”   34:35 “It's just so important to be healthy and fill your body with healthy things…”   36:50 “I love combining music coaching with movement coaching and meditation coaching. I love combining all of them for clients just to have a really well rounded experience on how I can show up as my best so I can perform my best?”   39:50 “It's been a long journey of really being okay, with this is who I am and it doesn't matter what other people are doing. It doesn't matter what other people are saying, or thinking, or feeling. Let them be them, and let me be me. Really giving myself permission to step into my powers has really been a big thing for me the past few years.”   Timestamps:   01:42 Introducing Crystal Mcgrath 04:34 Crystal tells us about her experience in touring and visiting Australia. 06:23 How did Crystal survive the pandemic and where did she spend most of her time? 08:06 Crystal shares her timeline in releasing her songs in the midst of the pandemic. 09:35 With all the depression with artists, how would Crystal rate where she is emotionally? 12:51 Listen to “About a Boy” by Crystal Mcgrath 16:19 How was “About A Boy” made? 18:23 The sense of freedom that she felt having another artist write a song for her. 20:59 Crystal takes us to her studio experience while producing “About a Boy.” 23:07 How did she start her music podcast, and how did it transpire and come to fruition? 25:40 Crystal lets us know about what an inspirational influencer is. 26:50 Listen to “Game on” by Crystal Mcgrath 30:17 Crystal talks about her fitness company. 31:42 Crystal gives us ideas, special hacks and tricks to help people out to eat healthy and good food 35:12 How does Crystal do her coaching? 36:06 What areas of music coaching does Crystal do? 37:07 How did Crystal find her voice, and who are her music influences? 41:17 What does Crystal think is the biggest challenge today for artists and musicians? 43:45 Crystal’s message to her fans, and the dHarmic evolution listeners, especially for the younger people who are upcoming artists 46:21 Where is the best place to connect with Crystal? 47:29 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   Have you checked out the Spotify playlist? We got the Orion and Aquila playlists that you will surely enjoy. It consists of amazing music from the talented artists who are also alumnis of dHarmic Evolution. Don’t forget to share this to your friends and family, also!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg   dHarmic Evolution links:   Head out to the website, and check out the exciting changes as we’re shaping the dharmicevolution.com into something new. Also, don’t forget  to sign up on your favorite platform so you can be notified once the new episode is released. We have about 24 different platforms that you can choose from. Let me know what you think of these, and comment on what your favorite type of show is -- whether it is singer-songwriters, authors, speakers, thought leaders, social media experts, life coaches, there's so many different spins that we can give this show, so let me know in the comments!   Hey, if you know someone who is depressed, or is  suffering from anxiety and depression. Please send them to the dharmicevolution.com website, and check out my new release, “7 Steps to Mental Freedom.” It is on the main page and could be a great help to anyone who is struggling with anxiety and depression.   You can also visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/   Also, a great opportunity for our listeners who are artists, authors, and keynote speakers! Check out the Facebook group, it’s a good place where you can post your content, and let the world support you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395.   Special links and Mentions:   Azalea (duo) Spencer Cheyne (producer) Kelly Clarkson Christina Aguilera Carrie Underwood Maren Morris Kelsea Ballerini Celine Dion Beatles   Connect with Crystal Mcgrath Website: https://www.crystalmcgrath.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystalmcgrath/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalmcgrathmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystalmcgrath YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOLTmpb4_fBU-4NSD6dgoQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Qsj2YNAI3RNswIB50S0jC Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/crystal-mcgrath/260368302 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crystalmcgrathmusic
13/08/2150m 59s

315. Gabe Baker Flipped “Upside Down” but Christian Leadership has Come Back Around

We have a special young man on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution and he is coming from Houston Texas to Nashville, Tennessee. Gabe Baker is a passionate leader that possesses profound abilities to effectively communicate, create, and problem solve in a variety of environments due to his wide range of working and interpersonal experience.  Gabe is currently focusing on his career as a singer songwriter and a cellist. He formerly served as a policy advisor and community engagement strategist for the Harris County Judge. He has a driven heart to serve, organize and inspire through his leadership roles in Christian ministry and community engagement work. He is a former technical roadway engineer at the engineering consulting firm HNTB. He graduated from the Houston Graduate School of Theology with a Master of Theological Studies degree, a former engineering student, athlete, and captain of the football team at Rice University, and a skilled public speaker. Gabe is committed to learning and growing as an individual keenly focused on impacting the lives of those around him and capitalizing on any opportunity that comes his way. Today, we’re going to learn more about Gabe’s music, his influences, his family, and life stories that inspire him, and his songwriting. In this episode, we featured his songs titled “Mother” and “Upside Down.” Get to hear his music and the stories behind it as we go to Nashville with Gabe Baker. More about Gabe Baker Support Gabe Baker and check out all the links provided below. Find out more of what he does by visiting his website, Instagram, and all other social media pages. Quotes: 15:28 “My music journey now means so much more to me because I really do feel so inspired to do it…” 20:20 “I guess my musical expression was like picking on my guitar in my dorm room at nights and helping lead some worship at church. So, it was still there. I'm singing all the time in the shower, and all around, and having fun with that, because you never stop being a musician.”   31:33 “The song was made, it was really inspired by, just this whole new season of emotions and feelings and situations that I was going through and found myself in. It was just a very simple, simple, concept, a simple expression of where I felt I was like, “Yep, I'm flipped upside down.””   44:16 “Don't be afraid of passionately pursuing what's on your heart. That's a huge thing. There's definitely a lot of fear and anxiety, because of the risk that whatever that means to follow what purpose you feel called to pursue, what passion you have to develop, but you're never wrong pursuing the passions that God's put on your heart.”   46:35 “The enjoyment of pursuing any dream is the process of getting there. So, I think the more you really, really, love growth, love practicing, the more you're going to enjoy the journey.”   Timestamps:   02:50 Introducing Gabe Baker 05:09 How was Gabe’s transition to Nashville? 06:33 Gabe shares the loss of his mom 08:43 Listen to “Mother” by Gabe Baker 12:25 How did Gabe start playing the cello? 14:03 Is your family all still doing music 19:29 Did Gabe have to make a choice between music and football? 22:13 When did Gabe start songwriting? 26:04 Who are Gabe's musical influences and the artists that he listened to? 27:07 Listen to “Upside Down” by Gabe Baker 30:31 The story behind the title and the song “Upside Down” 36:02 How did Gabe feel when he started going to church? 38:07 Where does Gabe see himself going in the next five years?  40:52 For Gabe, what is his best representation live? 43:41 Some pearls of wisdom from Gabe Baker to the younger singer, songwriter, artists, musicians who are listening to the show 47:39 Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:   We’re about to start our third Spotify playlist, but while waiting, you can check our Orion and Aquila playlists that consist of eclectic music from the talented artists who have been on the dHarmic Evolution.  These are today's dHarmic Rising Stars! Please share them with your family and friends, also!   dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA   dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg   dHarmic Evolution links:   Head over to the website, dharmicevolution.com and sign up on your favorite platform so you can be notified once the new episode is released. Good news, we were just added to a huge platform in India! dHarmic Evolution is now on the Jio Saavn music platform! You can leave a comment or rate the podcast through your favorite platforms to let us know what you think!   Hey, if you know someone who is depressed, please send them to the website dharmicevolution.com, where they can check out the book for people suffering from anxiety and depression. The book, “7 Steps to Mental Freedom” is now on the main page and this will be of great help to them.    You can also visit our Facebook Community Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/    Opportunity for our listeners who are artists, authors, and keynote speakers! Go to the dHarmic Evolution Facebook Community page and let the world support you! It’s a good place to post your content to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395.   Special links and Mentions: Yo-Yo Ma Otis Redding Sam Cooke Smokey Robinson Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Brian McKnight The Temptations Earth, Wind And Fire   Connect with Gabe Baker: Website: https://gabebaker.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegabebaker/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegabebaker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegabebaker YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBS9AMtfG3Y97Lu9XyfEMEA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xqkIEMKtxLO5myBzErKWu Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/93053032 YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCbeJIU8C-OEx2L6JwQGQGmg
30/07/2151m 8s

314. Katie Knipp is Comin’ at ‘Ya, Singing the Blues, She’ll Be Your “Chamomile and Cocaine,”

We’re going all the way out to California today as we hang out with a woman with the rarest of gifts –her own voice. This Northern California Blues Americana siren is equipped with powerful pipes and an outstanding ability on numerous instruments from piano, to slide guitar, to harmonica. Whether she is performing solo or accompanied by her full band, she unfailingly captures the audience's hearts from the first note. Get to hear this amazing and talented singer-songwriter from California, Katie Knipp! Katie has opened for Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Joan Osborne, The Doobie Brothers, Tim Reynolds, Jon Cleary, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, The James Hunter Six, William Duvall of Alice in Chains, among many others.  She played the 2019 Mammoth Blues Festival as the only solo female act that included headliners Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, Charlie Musselwhite, and more. She has won two SAMMIES-2020 and 2019 (Sacramento Music Awards) for Best Blues Artist and was nominated Artist of The Year by The Sacramento News and Review.  She has been honored Female Artist of the Year 2020 by the Country Folk Americana Blues Music Realm.  She has gained worldwide radio support, putting both "The Well " and “Take it With You" on the Roots Music Report in Top Contemporary Blues Albums spun for 2018-2021. We will get to know her stories, and hear some of her great music from her album “The Well” like, “Chamomile and Cocaine” and “The Gospel of Good Intentions” on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution with Katie Knipp! More about Katie Knipp Listen and support Katie and her music. We listened to some of her tracks and she shared a lot of great stories, but there’s definitely more to hear from her, so don’t forget to check out all the links provided below! Quotes: 13:13 I always, always write the song first, to the point where I can perform it as a solo act. If those things can't happen, the song isn't ready. I’m not just all about the studio stuff. The saxophone and all the great musicians that I add to it are just icing on the cake, but I feel like it's so important to make sure that the song stands on its own. 17:56 I felt very depressed. I was like, pray, and the words just came. He said, in my mind, it just came to me. He said, “Do you see how much you love it now? Do you see that music is love? Just like my love for you is never-ending. You can trust that your music is love and is never-ending and will never leave you or go away.” 36:23 There have always been some stories, I've had some experiences that forced me into, “Why to write a song in the first place?” And I feel blessed by those experiences, even if they were hard at the time. 37:58 I think about that a lot of the time. Because, I'm like, “I don't care what you think. I'm old. I'm here. I'm doing this. If you don't like it, move aside, because these people do. It's totally fine.” 39:03 When you think about a voice, it's like a thumbprint. First of all, it's unique to everybody. If you don't like somebody's voice, that's perfectly fine. To me, it's like wine or food. You have a specific palate for what you like to hear from somebody's mouth. I completely get that I'm not for everybody. So that's a huge thing that transformed my “balls out”, way of going about singing. It's like, “Oh, I don't care anymore.” Timestamps:   00:20     Introducing Katie Knipp 03:12     What was Katie’s defining moment when she finally found her voice and style. 05:57     Katie shares what came in first in terms of playing instruments. 08:50     Listen to “Chamomile and Cocaine” by Katie Knipp 12:34     Katie takes us into the studio to the experience of “Chamomile and Cocaine” 15:07     How long has Katie worked with the musicians in her band? 16:56     As a mother of two little ones and with her career choice, how is Katie working things out? 20:55     What are the writing habits and process’s of Katie Knipp 23:43     Listen to “The Gospel of Good Intentions” by Katie Knipp 29:28     Is there a certain group of people that “The Gospel of Good Intentions” is intended for? 31:15     Katie takes us to her experience while recording the track “The Gospel of Good Intentions” 34:46     When did Katie come into total honesty with her music? 40:07     Katie shares funny and unusual experiences during a gig. 43:19     What is a chill time like for Katie outside of music? 45:54     How are Katie’s boys experiencing music now. 47:32     Get to hear Katie’s advice for young and upcoming musicians, artists, singer-songwriters. 49:53     Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor Spotify Playlist:  Check out the Spotify playlist that features the dHarmic Evolution alumni artists. Support these amazing talents plus listen to their great music! Share them with your friends, also! dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg  dHarmic Evolution links:  Always be notified once the new episodes are released by going to dharmicevolution.com and signing up on your favorite platform. I’d also like to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment or rate the podcast through your favorite platform. Hey, if you know someone who is struggling with depression, please send them to the website where they can check out the book and get help right now. The book, “7 Steps to Freedom” is available through  dharmicevolution.com. You can also visit our Facebook Community Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/ A great opportunity for or listeners! If you are an artist, an author, a keynote speaker, our Facebook group is a great place to post your content. Let the world support you and what you do! You can go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395. Special links and Mentions: Elvis Presley Robert Cray Jimmie Vaughan Joan Osborne The Doobie Brothers Tim Reynolds Jon Cleary Ruthie Foster Joe Louis Walker James Hunter William DuVall Buddy Guy Trombone Shorty Charlie Musselwhite Miles Davis Mick Martin The Au Brothers – Justin and Brandon Laci Peterson Alan Arkin Barry Manilow Connect with Katie Knipp: Website:              https://katieknipp.com/ Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/katieknipp/ Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/katieknippmusic Twitter:               https://twitter.com/KatieKnipp/ YouTube:            https://www.youtube.com/user/katiek4604 Spotify:               https://open.spotify.com/artist/4vCs6xu8DoC1m1t2ODdS8w Apple Music:     https://music.apple.com/us/artist/katie-knipp/344931667 Bandcamp:         https://katieknipp.bandcamp.com/ Deezer:                https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/614377    
16/07/2153m 23s

313. Know The 411 of Podcasts and Podcasting with Rob Walch

Today, we have an awesome guest who will be sharing his knowledge on the subject of podcasting. If you are a podcaster, an aspiring one, or someone who really loves podcasting, this is for you! In this episode, we’ve got Rob Walch, the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for “Libsyn” (Liberated Syndication). Rob was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016. Prior to joining Libsyn in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. He is also a Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” - Que 2006, an editor’s pick as a Top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon.com. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies” – Wiley Press 2005.   To name a few, Rob has consulted on podcasting for eBay, Jack Welch, Tim Ferriss, Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Dr. Mark Hyman, Noah Shanok (Stitcher), and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs. He is also on the editorial board and a columnist for the Podcast Business Journal. Rob was Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee for the Association of Downloadable Media and on the committee for the IAB Podcast Metric Guidelines.  Rob started podcasting in 2004 and is the host of the award-winning podcast called, “podCast411,” where he has interviewed such prominent podcasters. Rob is also the host of Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast, the first and largest podcast about the iPhone. the KC Startup 411 podcast covers the Kansas City Startup scene and is a co-host of “The Feed” Podcast - which is a bi-weekly podcast covering Podcasting.  Since 2004, Rob has presented at well over 100 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media. Now, on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution, we have the privilege to listen to his insights, valuable experiences, and wisdom that we can definitely learn from. We’re still in the music city of Nashville, but we’re going to dig deep into the podcasting world with Rob Walch!  More about Rob Walch If you find today’s episode appealing to you, and you want to learn more about podcasting, you can connect with Rob Walch with all the links provided below. Quotes: 08:25 “I thought it was going to be “BIG” early on. I mean, before Apple even supported it, I quit my day job and went podcasting full time. So that was April 2005, I left a six-figure income to do podcasting. Early on, I  thought this had potential to be really big.” 09:11 “Where podcasting comes into play, and the strength is it's a distraction medium. It's something you can listen to while you're doing something else – while you're walking the dog, working out, doing yard work, driving to work, to and from, at work. It's something that you can have going as a distraction, as getting your mind off of the task at hand that’s chewing up all your time. This just helps pass the day, and audio has always had that capability.” 17:44 “…when I got to that point where I wasn't worried about the recording anymore, I found it easier to concentrate more on the content of what was going on in the interview, and that helped me really find my voice.” 34:29 “I mean that's what we try to do. We try to help you get out everywhere because you never know where your show is going to take off.” 52:05 “I think everyone should podcast. Everyone has a voice. I think the biggest impediment to getting people into podcasting is always that they don't like the way their voice sounds. I just say, “Well, remember this, Gilbert Gottfried has a podcast, and if he can have a podcast, anybody can have a podcast.” Timestamps: 00:50     Introducing Rob Walch 02:44     The Genesis of Podcasting, and how Rob started in this space 06:52     Who are the influences at the beginning of podcasting? 08:10     When did Rob realize that podcasting will be big? 10:09     Did Rob have a monetization plan when he began in podcasting? 12:03     There is a lot of room for podcasters and it is a very medium niche compared to other platforms 14:37     What would Rob say to a new person who wants to get on board and start their podcast? 16:32     How long did it take for Rob to find his voice? 18:21     In a lot of interviews that he has done, is there any favorite or a really extraordinary one? 21:14     Rob talks about his take on Netflix entering into podcasting. 23:18     Monetization in podcasting – how it works, why people should know it, and what to take action on.  26:44     As a consultant, what is his take on companies stacking out on business without any profits? 33:36     The other platforms that are available in podcasting. 37:15     Who started Libsyn and how did he get affiliated with it? 39:45     How many podcasts is he currently and actively doing? 41:28     The high points of data privacy, and what it looks like without it. 47:15     What is Rob’s feeling on the future of podcasting. 50:35     How was Rob’s move to Tennessee? 53:08     Listen to “Ride On” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist: Did you miss the alumni artists on the dHarmic Evolution? Make sure to check out the Spotify links below so you can support these amazing talents and hear their great music. Share them with your friends, also! dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg The dHarmic Evolution links: There are amazing changes on the website dharmicevolution.com so make sure you check it out and don’t forget to sign up to your favorite platform as well, so you will be updated when a new episode is released. Do you know someone who struggles with depression? Or are you also suffering from it? Please check the website dharmicevolution.com where you can find out more about, “7 Steps to Freedom”. It’s just a 30-minute read, but the strategies in there are invaluable. You can also visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/ Opportunity for our listeners who are artists, authors, and keynote speakers! Go to the Facebook group and let the world support you! It’s a good place to post your content to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395. Special links and Mentions: Jack Welch Tim Ferriss John Edwards Bill Richardson Mark Hyman Dave Winer Adam Curry August Trometer Sacramento Kings Quincy Jones Marco Arment Dave Mansueto Dave Chekan Elsie Escobar Connect with Rob Walch: Email:                   rob@libsyn.com Website:              https://podcast411.libsyn.com Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/podcast411 Twitter:                @podcast411 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/podcast411/
02/07/2156m 40s

312. We may be “A Million Miles Away” but Fighting for Frequency Brings Us Together with Their Music

Music is their weapon, will you join the fight? We’ve got three gentlemen to visit today in New Orleans. That’s three out of the five members – the guitarist, the keyboardist, and the bassist of the band. We’re going to talk about guitars, songs, gigs, New Orleans, touring, and anything else that we can think of with Fighting for Frequency! Fighting for Frequency’s origin is a tale of amazing timing, one about the universe conspiring to bring musicians together in a serendipitous way. Chris and Dave had been long-time friends and had played music together in the past. Chris had given up on music years before, but when he moved into Dave’s neighborhood around 2016, Chris and Dave realized they had the itch to write music again. At nearly the same time, Adam who is Dave’s childhood friend moved into the neighborhood literally in the house behind Dave’s. Knowing Adam was an excellent musician and songwriter that had played in several melodic metal bands, Dave invited Adam over for a listening party that engendered mutual respect for each other’s songwriting skills, leading to ideas and aspirations being shared. A gate was built in the fence to transport gear from Adam’s to Dave’s. Adam also brought in a close friend as a drummer, and Fighting for Frequency was formed, with Adam utilizing his production skills to mold F4F into a more anthem-style arena rock sound partnered with high-energy shows. Within a couple of performances, the band grabbed the attention of a dedicated group of local rock fans, F4F’s freaks! Soon after, Randon moved to New Orleans from Shreveport. The first live music show in New Orleans that he attended happened to be a Fighting for Frequency show. He showed up looking to network with other musicians. Getting friends with F4F and with his background in metal, Randon proved he was a phenomenal guitarist and brought a killer new approach to the band’s sound. He was asked to fill in on guitar for a show while Dave was out of town. While Dave was away, he sends F4F videos of him playing their songs on piano for social media content, prompting the idea of Dave playing keys since he has played piano most of his life. With Dave expressing interest in playing keys and Randon having great chemistry with the band, it was the catalyst for the further growth of F4F. Due to the demands of F4F’s touring schedule, the previous drummer moved on, but during the recording of the second F4F album, the guys brought in-studio drummer Brody. An absolute monster drummer, they asked him to join the fight, and he has infused hard-hitting new life into the rhythm section of F4F. Forged in the fires of rock and brought together by a series of fortuitous events, the formidable five members of Fighting for Frequency are determined to share their passion for rock with their fans, bringing rock back to its former glory. Music is their weapon. Join the fight! More about Fighting for Frequency Adam - Vocals/Guitar; Dave – Keys; Randon – Guitar; Brody – Drums; Chris – Bass We hung out with Dave, Chris, and Randon today, but if you want to know more about the other members and their music, you can check out the links through their socials provided below so you can connect and listen to them. Quotes: 03:48 "... we are sort of fighting through the media clutter. There's a lot of artists out there, and there's also just a lot of peanut butter, it's hard to get heard in the 21st century. So, we're fighting for that space, that frequency within music and just within the industry in itself. We felt that it was appropriate, both on a symbolic level and also on the literal level of as musicians, we are fighting for that space." -Chris 29:19 "We try to bring that vibe, but we're having a good time on stage. If we're having a good time, I think the fans will too. It's sort of infectious to see people playing music and doing something they're passionate about." -Chris 30:24 "I think people generally associate rock with anger, but that's not really us." – Randon 34:22 "I think specifically during the pandemic, we spent a lot of time focused on social media and trying to expand our social media presence as well, just because it was the easiest way to get the word out and get the frequency out during that ti