Episode 15: WTF

I can’t seem to count. Right not there is no episode 15. I’m certain this was a concern to those who follow this blog/podcast regularly. I apologize for the lack of posting anything here. I go though periods of self loath and creative inactivity. But I am working on a new episode. I really do want to make this a weekly post/pod thing. But sometimes I just feel silly doing so.

If you have any ideas/questions/comments/quemmnents feel free to leave a message.

In the mean time there is @midnight you can watch!

It’s fun to play #HashTagWars

16: Hi, anxiety!

Show Notes:

  • Interpersonal conflict: Knowing is half the battle
  • What to do when your brain focuses in upon itself: breaking the inward spiral
  • 2 Nerds 1 Podcast! 

Opening theme performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brain Cardany. Closing theme by Ben Folds Five “Do it anyway”

Web Extra:

If you are a silly person you will love Mike Birbiglia!  Here is an old special in case you need a laugh.  I know I need it! He will help lower some anxiety!

14: Strive for Excellence

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Show Notes:

  • Stuff from Engineering Luck
  • Confidence Theory
  • Here is the point of not only the chapter but the entire book: Strive for excellence in something you love.  
  • Options lead to Safety leads to Comfort leads to Confidence
  • It is the little things that add up to.
  • Characterize:  Write three things you are good at.
  • Characterize: Think of a situation in which you felt desperate and write down at least two options you might have had.  If you can’t come up with any, stop feeling bad about it! There was nothing else you could do.

Strive for excellence in something you love! (New ending phrase….I’m so excited!)

Opening theme The 11th Doctor into Echano performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany!  Ending theme Do it anyway by Ben Folds Five.

Web Extras:

This is the best podcast episode I have every listened to!  It’s Dean Delray on Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird!  Subscribe or take a listen to it!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/youmadeitweird/YMIW176_Dean_Delray.mp3″

Here is Geoff Proops on the delightfully lovely Comedian’s Comedian with host Stewart Goldsmith.

Here is the first installment of Food Hacks by Chef T$ from the awesome guys at 2 Nerds 1 Podcast!

Episode 13: Engineering Luck

Show Notes:

  • From last week: The essence of last week’s pod is the following: Give yourself a break, you are on a path of self-improvement.  This path is full of hills and valleys.  There are many bumps in the road so just keep going.
  • Characterize: Write three ridiculous “if-then” scenarios to strengthen decisions you’ve made.
  • Engineering Luck
  • Blind luck vs. Circumstantial Luck
  • Blind Luck is answering your front door to find a talking emu who brings you fortune and fame
    winning the lotto, having an event you didn’t want to go to canceled due to bad weather
  • Circumstantial luck
  • YOU MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK
  • Characterize
    Write something that happened to you recently.
    Write one way it could be considered bad luck and one way it could be considered good luck, just to demonstrate how perception affects value.
    Write five “lucky” things that happened o you, then determine if they were  blind luck or circumstantial luck.

Life is too short not to have joy so go out there and make stuff!

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Web Extra: If you are a fan of Doctor Who and have not checked out The Adventures of the Doctor Puppet, now is your opportunity! Here is a link to the playlist on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8_AoMQwUclOQlgbDzIPAnPcis5a5DLLW

Here is the first episode!

Episode 12: Your Choices are NOT trying to kill you!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/dihard/podcast_WNW_0-12.mp3″

Show Notes:

Quote from the book:

“No matter what tricks you use or what decisions you make, go easy on yourself as someone who’s on a never-ending question for improvement.  No one sets out to make a bad decision…(insert reference to 2011 here)” Chris Hardwick The Nerdist Way

Opening theme is my favorite quote from Doctor Who The Almost People plus Malaguena performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany.  Closing theme Do it anyway by Ben Folds Five from their album The Sound of the Life of the Mind.

Web Extra:

The awesome video for Do it anyway!

Episode 11: Default Words

http://traffic.libsyn.com/dihard/podcast_WNW_0-11.mp3″

Characterize!!
1. List 5 words that might be constructive default words:

2. Pick one that gibes with where you want to go and write it under name in your character sheet.

Walking the Nerdist Way Pledge, Repeat after me or with me….I don’t think I left much of a space for after…ooops.
“I will believe that I deserve good things. I will make it a habit of putting my artly creations out into the wild no matter what. I will then be ahead of 98% of the people on this floating rock.” Me & Chris Hardwick. (It’s a work in progress.)

Web Extra!!

I couldn’t think of what to add this week so here is the BEST scene from the first Ironman. Tony Stark made stuff in a cave with A BOX FULL OF STUFF!

Episode 10: Scared is Scared

http://traffic.libsyn.com/dihard/podcast_WNW_0-10.mp3″

Show Notes:

  • Characterize
  • What are some decisions you’ve been recently struggling with?
  • What are the pros and cons of both sides?
  • Scared is scared: http://t.co/f8VXqnmbFS

Opening Theme: Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor Saying “I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable dreams.” Malaguena performed by the URI Ram Marching Band under the direction of Brian Cardany. Closing theme is “Do It Anyway” by Ben Folds Five.

Walking the Nerdist Way Pledge, Repeat after me or with me….I don’t think I left much of a space for after…ooops.
“I will believe that I deserve good things. I will make it a habit of putting my artly creations out into the wild no matter what. I will then be ahead of 98% of the people on this floating rock.” Me & Chris Hardwick. (It’s a work in progress.)

Webextra!

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This is a fantastic short film. Maybe I should watch it a few times until the lesson sinks into my head? You’ll feel better about everything after you watch this film.

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