Ep087: Is It Bad to be Too Honest?

It’s important to be honest with someone who you care about. The level of honesty should be pure and coming from a good place, but sometimes you need to tailor your approach in order to make sure the response is taken in the right context.

Touchpoints:

[0:44] What is too honest?

[3:10] Showing good judgement.

[4:23] An argument for “out of the blue” honesty.

[6:22] Trying to decide just how honest you can be with someone.

[8:36] The types of people you can be honest with.

[10:45] The importance of not getting too personally invested to the point that you get offended if they do things differently.

[13:50] Different levels of honesty.

[14:25] Tailoring your approach.

[17:29] Being patient; spreading honesty over time.

Takeaway: Sometimes planting the seeds of honesty is better than dropping a bomb on someone.

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Ep086: Rethinking Pen Pals

There’s nothing quite like receiving a thoughtful handwritten note. It’s personable, compassionate, and coming from a loving place. In this modern age, sending a quick text is easy, but taking the time to brush up on your cursive is a far more meaningful way to express yourself.

Touchpoints:

[1:37] Emily’s pen pal experience.

[3:51] Privacy concerns.

[5:39] Keeping the notes safe.

[7:03] Handwritten notes versus long emails.

[8:46] Small notes.

[10:32] “Surprise notes” – Timed release.

[13:23] Stabilizing schedules/bridging the gap.

Takeaway: Take the time to hand write a note for your loved one today!

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Ep085: Making Yourself Love Something Through Repetition

There are things we love and there are things we think we’ll love based on our skills and interest level. These are the ones that take the most patience and commitment to achieve. Whether it be trying out a new hobby that a partner loves, or walking down a new career path, the first step is the hardest to take, but hang in there, you might actually love it!

Touchpoints:

[2:18] Liking something = being better at it

[5:02] Projecting where you want to be and making yourself like something

[7:03] The process of discovering deeper levels of something.

[8:03] Thinking laterally and the value of transferable skills.

[9:21] Doing what you like can lead you to what you love.

[11:12] A game controller example.

[13:39] Finding your reasons/your drive as an alternative.

[16:05] Give and take with passion.

[17:33] You rarely love something off the bat.

[19:26] Interest: the best starting point.

Takeaway: Hang in there, you might actually love it!

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Ep084: Finding Motivation through Iteration and Scheduling

The creative process with its highs and lows is all about working things out and figuring out what suits your needs and lifestyle best. Try something once and if it doesn’t work out, modify and try it again. Another key factor is keeping a regular routine or schedule of these iterations. Keeping a schedule will make sure you’ve outlined enough time for the task and will keep your mind on track of what needs to be accomplished.

Touchpoints:

[1:29] The Podcast: A hard coded schedule.

[3:09] Planning weekends: plans vs. what actually happens.

[4:05] Having a wider window.

[5:19] Recognizing how our bodies & minds work and planning around them.

[7:53] Personal goals are different then working at your job.

[9:20] Over-theorizing.

Takeaway: The ebb and flow are part of the process, so don’t worry, you’ll get there!

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Ep083: Having Immersive Hobbies

In the digital age, one of the best things you can have is an activity that takes you out of your phone and into something else. Having immersive hobbies is a great way to bond with your partner or take your mind off of stress at work. Ditch the phone and get lost fulfilling your passions!

Touchpoints:

[1:03] Immersive hobbies: simulating the ideal movie theatre going experience.

[5:32] Our current most immersive hobby: gaming.

[11:28] TV + multitasking.

[13:31] Warmer weather and finding hobbies less reliant.

[14:24] Immersive hobbies are great for recharging and getting lost in the activity.

Takeaway: Stop checking the same three apps and get lost in a hobby!

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Ep082: Be Jerks to Each Other

In the name of spontaneity and keeping the spirit alive, please be a jerk to your partner every once in a while. Consider it a way to keep them humble, or to keep them on their toes – either way, do it in a playful way! Squirt them with a water gun in the house, or pants them when they least expect it! Test the waters first and make sure you’re on the same page; and always make sure it comes from a place of love.

Touchpoints:

[0:51] Being a jerk to yourself.

[2:33] Sarcasm without setting a precedent.

[5:01] When did we start being jerks to each other?

[7:11] It’s important to set a tone and introduce a fun atmosphere.

[8:36] Finding new ways to have fun with each other.

[11:50] It’s important to build the proper context first and does it come from a good place?

Takeaway: There’s nothing greater than catching your partner off guard and surprising them with a jerk move and a laugh!

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Ep081: Nicknames Say it Best

You know you’re in the sweet, comfortable, personable spot in a relationship when you’ve given or received one or 15 nicknames. Whether that means in a group of friends, or to your significant Bae, you’ve reached a level of importance and appreciation to that person, and they truly value everything you have to offer.

Touchpoints:

[1:24] When I call you by your name in a crowd.

[1:54] What changed when we started calling each other by nicknames.

[2:08] Babe: the default nickname.

[2:46] Differences between older and younger generations.

Takeaway: Do you feel something when your nickname is said to you? 

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Ep080: The Value of Being Teammates with your Partner

Viewing your partner as your teammate is a huge step in the right direction. It lays the ground work for open waves of communication, trust, and the notion that you’re in this together. Just like on a sports team, you would never run a play without discussing it first with everyone it affects – so why would you do that in your relationship?

Touchpoints:

[2:14] Platonic connotation of “teammates.”

[3.37] Each relationship is unique.

[5:28] Handling fights in a way that prevents having the same fight again.

[9:20] The adjustment period in newer relationships.

[10:00] Discussing core issues/never sweeping anything under the rug.

[14:33] The positive after effects of not sweeping things under the rug.

[15:09] Struggling together.

[16:43] What you do affects everyone in the relationship.

[18:07] Triangulating decisions in their absence.

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Takeaway: ________________________

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Ep079: Podcasts We’re Listening To

Finding the perfect podcast can be a rather difficult process. You have endless genres to choose from with a myriad of topics, fictional stories, and cold hard facts. Taking into consideration the voice you’ll be listening to, the length of each episode, and the level of energy the host has, when you find the right one, you’ll be begging for more!

Touchpoints:

[1:42] Emily talks about how important the podcaster’s voice is.

[7:09] “I really like the crime story lines.” – Emily

[13:59] Adan talks about the podcasts he listens to.

[16:28] Too high energy? = Ask Gary Vee

[17:41] Trying new podcasts and podcasts Adan is iffy on (delete & resubscribe).

[21:04] Star Talk: making science more accessible and comedian co-hosts.

[25:34] A question for the listeners: What podcasts do you listen to?

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Takeaway: Find a podcast that interests and inspires you.

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Ep078: On Getting Better Sleep

Having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping in a new environment are all very common problems. Overtime your body gets comfortable sleeping in the same bed with the same environmental factors. The lack of sleep might be your body’s way of telling you to shake things up and introduce alternative methods into your routine.

Touchpoints:

[1:02] I’m not able to stay asleep.

[3:12] A “Titanic” analogy.

[4:15] Nap on couch vs. sleeping in bed.

[5:37] Putting too much pressure on yourself.

[7:42] Having different (less) bedtime rituals.

[11:02] Variety of sleeping environments.

Takeaway: If you find yourself having difficulties sleeping, shake things up a bit!

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Ep077: Birth Order & Dating

Whether you’re an only child, youngest sibling, or somewhere in the middle, your place in the birth order plays a role in how you function in a relationship later in life. Tie that together with a little nature vs. nurture and you’ve got yourself a healthy debate on if being an only child really makes you selfish, or more independent; or if the youngest has learned anything from their older sibling.

Touchpoints:

[1:08] Emily the younger sister.

[1:32] “Oh, you’re an only child?”

[2:08] Differences in only children.

[5:23] Perspectives and growing up with siblings.

[6:16] Irish Twins

[8:00] Sibling age gap.

[11:20] Having a sibling taught me how to share.

[14:24] The little things.

[15:08] Advantage of having older brothers.

Takeaway: Your rank in the family can say a lot about who you are as a person.

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Ep076: Decide by Doing

Road blocks are a very common issue in the creative process. They can happen in the middle of an endeavor, or right at the start. For some people a road block might mean trying to figure out a better way of showcasing your product or brand because efforts in the past have failed. The best way to move past this is to just get started.

You’re never going to get anywhere unless you start somewhere.

Touchpoints:

[0:31] Our own obstacles.

[1:43] Transitioning across different mediums.

[3:05] Iterations.

[3:47] Theory vs. reality/execution.

[4:15] Working around hardware lens limitations.

[7:14] Your equipment can give you a specific style (or impacts your final product/output).

Takeaway: Just start somewhere. 

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