September 24, 2020
What happens to a couple when all their children leave home and they become "empty nesters"?
What will they discover about themselves during this time?
In Mel Greenberg's amazing novel, "Running With Our Eyes Closed", she explores what happens to the relationship of her two main characters, Samantha and Michael and what comes next. As we talk about in this episode, this is a great book that not only women will enjoy, but couples as well. Especially if you are or approaching the "empty nest" phase of your life. And we touch on what the reaction as been to the book from women and her family.
Plus, Mel talks candidly about her mother's and her own experiences with cancer. Mel is also a mentor to women authors and through her company, Mel Media, helps them get their ideas published. You can learn more about Mel through her website: https://www.melmediallc.com/
"Running With Our Eyes Closed" is available on Amazon, Good Reads and other Amazing bookstores.
September 18, 2020
How many times have you thought, "I have a great story but I don't know what to do with it?"
Or "How can I communicate better on Zoom so my audience knows what I'm trying to say?"
Doug Stevenson has been working with companies and individuals around the world to help them craft their compelling story and communicate better with their customers. He has worked with TED Talk speakers and has given some of his own. His agency - Story Theater International and Doug's book - "Story Telling Method-Strategic Story Telling for Business" offers a ton of valuable resources and trainings for anyone wanting to become more Amazing in their presentation style. You can also search out Doug's videos on YouTube to see how he interacts with his audience through storytelling.
In this episode Doug gives a ton of advice on how to be an Amazing speaker and shares his opinion on some of the world's most noteworthy speakers. People like Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Simon Sinek, Oprah, Brene Brown and even Donald Trump! (yikes)
If you're in business, an entertainer, an aspiring speaker, a teacher or someone who has a great story but can't decide what to do with it, you'll enjoy this conversation. You can find Doug on his website : https://www.storytelling-in-business.com/ . If you got some value from this episode, send Doug an email and let him know. [email protected]
September 10, 2020
Brian Lima migrated with his family at an early age from Castro's Cuba to New Jersey. Through the support of his parents and years of relentless devotion to his education and skills, Brian has become one of the leading heart transplantation surgeons in the country.
In his inspirational new book - "Heart To Beat", he details his journey of what it takes to succeed. How to overcome obstacles at every level of your life and career. What are the rewards and sacrifices of going all in on your passion. We also discuss his H.E.A.R.T. method of life skills and what "Heartificial Intelligence" is. We also talk about Covid and what the future holds for medicine, heart transplants and what the public can do to help.
I can't recommend "Heart To Beat" enough! Brian explains his thoughts on entrepreneurship, education, success, family and more. Brian is an amazing doctor devoted to his craft and his patients. Learn more about Brian through his website: https://www.brianlimamd.com/
September 3, 2020
In this inspiring, serious but fun conversation, our guest Letitia Frye discusses her new book "No Reserve' as well as her career as an "Auctiontainer". A title Alice Cooper gave her after seeing her commanding the stage like a rock star at one of his fund raising events. Letitia has helped raise over $500 million dollars for charities she commits her time and efforts to.
Her book is a road map, a journal, on how to live a life even when you are faced with obstacles and heartbreak. We discuss the importance of writing down your intentions and acting on them. Her experiences of seeing two loved ones take their lives. The importance of being a mentor and how that can change people and the world. Her accident on Thanksgiving day 2014 that changed her life. How to identify opportunities and run with it. And why "Great things come from Ouch."
Oh, we also talk about the "scandalous" kiss with Johnny Depp and who would play her in a movie.
"No Reserve" is a book full of amazing stories and inspiration that you'll read over and over again. Purchase it through Amazon or wherever great books are sold. Visit her website and keep up with Letitia and her career. - http://letitiafrye.com/
NOTE: Huge thanks to Heather and Mike at the Hilton Garden In in North Scottsdale for letting us use their facilities to record this episode. It was a pleasure working with you.
August 27, 2020
Extraordinary singer/songwriter Miss Krystle is also an accomplished Entertainment Attorney and musician. She has written an incredible resource for all musicians and entertainers, "How To Keep Your Dukes Up In the Music Business". It features sample contracts and agreements and a vast amount of information on branding, marketing, royalties, negotiations and more that every musician can use to navigate their career.
Miss Krystle also has a new album dropping in September. The lead single "Dangerous Daughters" is out now. A piano version of the song will be released on September 6th. The music and videos she and her partner That Orko produce are expressive and dark. She calls it "AggroPop".
We talks about the book, her career and what musicians can do to prepare their careers during and after this health crisis is over. You can find out more about Miss Krystle on her website: https://www.misskrystle.com/ and follow her on all the socials - @MissKrystleLive
You can purchase her book on Amazon and you can contact her through her law firm at https://www.delgadoentertainmentlaw.com/
July 23, 2020
Life as a musician is uncertain during this virus crisis. Add to that all the other business, political and cultural changes, it’s easy to forget some basics all artists need to know. We sat down with musicians Liza Carbe and JP Durand to discuss these weird times , their projects and their just released book - "Thrive and Survive In the Music Business". It covers valuable information on being self sufficient for touring, royalties, production, legalities and more. All written by musicians who live it every day!
In this very informative conversation, Liza and JP offer practical advice and strategies not only for musicians but for entrepreneurs as they try to negotiate their industries during this time. The paradigm of the music industry is changing rapidly and Liza & JP are trying to help musicians navigate it.
We also dive into the California AB5 disaster, the Corona Virus affect on musicians, the Live Nation/Ticketmaster situation, social media's importance and their projects including writing music for movies, television, games and original music for their band Incendio.
Visit their website for more information: http://carbeanddurand.com/
Purchase their book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2D0iXzW
June 23, 2020
Kat Reinhert is a New York City based singer/songwriter who's style ranges from jazz, folk, popular music and more. Kat grew up in rural Wisconsin and then attended the Manhattan School of Music and earned a Bachelors of Music degree. Then later attended the University of Miami School of Music to obtain her Masters degree in Jazz Pedagogy. She has released four albums and has a new one in the works.
Education has played a huge role in Kat's career. She spent five years teaching Contemporary Voice at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Kat is still providing private voice lessons. Kat performed throughout New York before the Corona virus crisis.
Kat is also the current President of the Association for Popular Music Education. Their mission is to promote and advance popular music at all levels of education in both the classroom and beyond.
We discuss a variety of subjects in this amazing conversation. From music, to education, to what the future holds for musicians and creativity. You can find out more about Kat at her website:
Program note: We have two podcast channels. The Stay Amazing Show and Thanks For Sitting In Podcast. We're rebranding our company and so all future podcasts will be on The Stay Amazing Show streaming platforms. The Thanks For Sitting In Podcast site will feature an archive of past conversations with musician guests.
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March 5, 2020
Education is essential if you want to Stay Amazing! Knowing what you want to make of your life and having the support of your parents, is key to finding the right college and courses for your career.
Renee Bailey is an education / student advocate and a keynote speaker. Renee has been involved in education her entire life. From sleeping in a dorm room floor as a child while her mother attended college, to getting her multiple degrees, to now guiding students making the transition from high school to college. Her life experiences in education give her the knowledge in understanding what students go through with today's social, financial and academic transitions.
We discuss the mindset students have to go through, the culture shock and finding "your people" when going into a new school. Renee also talks about the life skills all students need to know in college. We also talk about the future of education, how education, knowledge and street smarts combine to give students a full knowledge base and more.
Renee's keynotes are designed to give students the right information so they can enjoy the college experience. To help them stress less and achieve more. Visit Renee's website: ReneeBaileySpeaks.com for more information and how to book Renee as a speaker.
February 27, 2020
With the right perseverance, support and attitude, anyone can accomplish their goals and live an Amazing life.
Traci Lauren is a Bi-Lateral below the knee amputee. At birth, her mothers umbilical cord was wrapped around Traci's ankles causing her legs and feet to not develop properly. After having her legs amputated at age one and through 15 surgeries since, Traci has not lost her drive to accomplish things that those with legs can do. She enjoys Cross Fit, hiking, weight training, all while taking care of her two active young sons and pursuing her career path.
Her motto is "Keep Going! Keep Pushing!" Traci has recently been able to share her story of tenacity with high school students and inspire them to pursue their dreams. She now wants to speak to other groups and encourage them to keep going, keep pushing. One of her goals is to one day do a TED talk.
Traci's attitude is one of joy, giving and belief. Her powerful message combined with her great sense of humor made this conversation fun and inspiring. Traci is a Superhero who doesn't let her condition stand in the way of her having an Amazing life.
February 20, 2020
Growing up, Jason had one dream - to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspired by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn.
On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab traveling over 100 miles per hour crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 1200 degrees. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason surprisingly survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted
Through faith, love from his family, his law enforcement community and determination, he now shares his Amazing story of life, rebirth and transformation.
His book "Burning Shield" is a must read for anyone who wants to see what true resilience and the human spirit can accomplish.He is also a keynote speaker and has a podcast, Badge Boys, showing the good that Police offers do. To book Jason and to purchase his book, visit his website, BurningShield.com
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