Milestone 25th Episode: Key Topics Revisited
Updated: Dec 6, 2020
We have hit a huge milestone, episode #25!
If you have listened to just 1 episode or all of them, thank you thank thank you. I appreciate you for taking the time to choose to listen to LOF. Your dedication, feedback, questions, and comments help fuel me to continue on.
The first episode was released May 25th. Since May 25th, there has been an episode released every week except for one week. That week was Sept 6th as it was Labor Day.
Besides for that week, a new episode has released each every week! When I first started the podcast, the key word i kept hearing from people was consistency. Posting content on social media. Posting new pods. Everything needs to be consistent. repeatable. weekly. however you want to say it
Luckily for me, this is one of my best traits. When I put my mind to a goal, I keep at it. I have no problem creating, producing, editing, socializing and more weekly. I truly enjoy it and the impact it makes on people is life changing.
The number of people who have reached out to me saying they were inspired, motivated, and/or learned from the podcast is heart warming. If i can make an impact on one person, that is what matters to me most. Of course, more the merrier.
After reviewing the first 24 episodes, I i have done a fantastic job following the key themes on the front of the page.
Here is to another great 25 episodes coming too :)
If you break it down further, there are 4 key themes:
Entrepreneurship/ Self starting
For anyone that has interest in a specific theme, i'll break down the episodes in each theme below. If you missed an episode or want to go back and re-listen to one, here is a great breakdown for you as well! You can find them all on "pod" tab or Apply, Spotify, etc typing in "leap of fate pod"
1. Entrepreneurship /Self Starting
01. Entrepreneurship with Awear Apparel Founder Sean Levitan
Sean Levitan speaking about his dedication to starting his Appearl coming. How he started other companies before, dealt with alot of hardship, but stayed true to his vision and is seeing success come
05. Social Media Creator: Afterskool Youtube Channel
Whiteboard animation videos on Youtube bringing to life speeches, motivational messages, and thought provoking conversations
06. Professional International Footballer
Sean Nicklaw working his tail off to play soccer (football) in Europe post college in America. The ups and downs of overcoming adversity. how he made it happen and some unreal stories
Sean also played for the Guam national team and you dont want to miss these stories playing on the world stage
11. Entrepreneurship: TheSingleGuy
Practical dating advice for single guys. Lloyd started this channel because I was sick of all the bad information out there for guys that were struggling like I was all those years ago. If you want pragmatic information from a guy who has risen from rock bottom to the top then this channel (youtube) is for you.
15. Entrepreneurship: LIVV Natural Health & IV Lounge Founder Dr. Jay
Continuing with our highly rated entrepreneurship series, the founder and CEO of LIVV Natural Health Dr. Jason Phan ND (Naturopathic Doctor) shares advice on starting your own business.
Dr. Jay enlightens on using mentors to guide you, SEO techniques, how to manage HR, Sales, Marketing, Partnerships, office buildings and more for your own business!
19. Field Marketing: Traveling the World for A Living
Who doesn't want to get paid to travel for work for a living? In this week's episode of Leap of Fate, Emma Ulrey, my good friend, and colleague at Cisco Umbrella comes on to speak about her role as a Field Marketing & Programs Manager.
Field marketing can take many forms, and in the B2B world, you’re likely supporting sales, teaching a class, leading a workshop at a conference, or hosting a demo at an event.
21. Hope For Yourself Non Profit
In this week's LOF episode, Jessica Lask, Founder of Non-Profit Hope For Yourself Co. joins us to speak on her company which is dedicated to helping women and teens everywhere cultivate self-compassion and self-empowerment.
She dives into logistics of how to start a nonprofit / company, the marketing and branding behind user acquisition and engagement, and of course her mission and what they have achieved!
02. Systemic Racism: Experiences and Solutions Shared [Part 1 and Part 2]
Society needs to have tough and uncomfortable conversations around systemic racism against black people to educate, inspire, and enact change.
For this 2 part series, I interview multiple black friends in my life from different age groups. They will share their experiences of racism against them, thoughts on the current events, and solutions to the systemic problem.
There are some very rough and shocking encounters shared by courageous individuals with the goal of educating you.
04. Father's Day: Being a Young Solo Dad with a Toddler
For Father's Day, I interview Joshua Saleh. Josh is a single father in his young 30s to an adorable toddler name Layla. Josh candidly opens up on the many challenges that are unique to being a single father.
Even with these challenges, Josh is loving fatherhood. Fatherhood has helped him focus his priorities towards his daughter while growing immensely as an individual. This has him excited for what the future has to come!
08. Living Abroad: The Realities Of Moving To A New Country
Donovan moved from the United States to Copenhagen, Denmark and hasn't looked back. Donavan like many of us had the opportunity of a lifetime to study aboard. However, he just never returned home! Donovan shares what motivated him to move to Denmark permanently and how he made it happen. This allows us to explore the cultural differences between the US and Denmark, and what is has been like living through the COVID-19 shutdown and reopening. If you are interested in what it takes to live abroad, traveling, and learning about different cultures, this is the episode for you!
12. Opening America's Schools
As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options.
Parents are understandably concerned about the safety of their children at school in the wake of COVID-19.
In this week's episode, 2 teachers discuss what it was like to lead virtual teaching in the spring and what their district's plan is for Fall's reopening.
22. Don't Stop Believing in Yourself
In business and your personal life, self-confidence is a prerequisite for taking massive action. You need to be able to believe in yourself – your abilities, skills, and passions – to take the leap of fate into your future and any other aspiration.
Learning how to believe in yourself is critical to creating the life you desire. Adversities will come along that will knock you off your path. How you deal with and overcome these adversities to continue on the path towards your dream is essential.
This week's guest Tyler Simowitz shares how he overcame many setbacks to stay focused on his life goals.
3. Life Lessons
07. Adulting 101: Getting Your Sh*t Together
In this episode, we will dive deep into adult major milestones and how to plan for your future financial security.
Misha Yakubovich joins us to have a conversation about getting married, buying a house, and securing financial security for his growing family as he is about to be a dad (and now is)
09. Passion vs Career
Should I do what I love and take the 'Leap of Fate'? Or do I take a steady job and find another outlet for my passion?
For some, the answer is easy: yes. No matter the pay or fame that comes with it, they will be internally happy doing what they love as a career.
For others, the answer is much harder: no. There are financial responsibilities that make following one’s true passion difficult — starting a family, paying off thousands in loans, or even just paying rent.
This week's episode addresses the question of passion vs career.
10. Investing 101: Stocks for Beginners
The U.S. stock market has proven to be one of the best ways for the average person to build long-term, lasting wealth.
For many millennials, we understand the value of the stock market but don't know the terminology, how to invest, or what companies to invest in. In this week's episode, Danny McMillan educates us on everything around the stock market. Danny is a CPA with extensive knowledge of investment terminology and stocks.
14. Real Estate Investing 101
Real estate investing for the beginner can really be as conceptually simple as playing Monopoly once you understand the basic factors of the investment, economics, and risk. To win, you buy properties, avoid bankruptcy, and generate rent so that you can buy even more properties.
Real Estate agent Alexio Barbara and recent first time property buyer Reed Camball guide us this week on Leap of Fate.
Alexio educates us on all the terms, knowledge, and tips you need to know in real estate while Reed shares his experiences and best practices as a first time property buyer.
18. How to Advance Your Career
By popular ask from Leap of Fate fans, LOF focuses this week on career development.
In this week's episode, I dive solo into how to stand out and optimize your career growth! This includes best practices for crushing interviews and follow-ups (key!), how to format your resume and LinkedIn, what to put on your resume and LinkedIn, and how to ask the right questions to get noticed for the right opportunities.
20. The King of Karaoke
Sit back and enjoy this week's episode of Leap of Fate with this week's guest The King of Karaoke, also known as "The Jedi Experience", Mr. Jedd Miles!
He shares how there is no need to be scared or nervous to be infront of people. Own what you do, do it the fullest, who cares what people will think.. just go have fun!
24. Buying Your First Home
In episode 14, we focused on investment properties and it was one of our most popular episodes! A follow up ask from LOF fans was diving deeper into buying your first home...
Natalie will provide insider information that will give you a rundown of what you need to consider before you buy and what you can expect from the buying process itself, plus tips to make life easier after you buy your first home.
4. Health and Wellness
13. Intro to Meditation & Awear Apparel Update
In this week's episode, we explore the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness and meditation improves your well- being, physical and mental health, and dedicates time to you by blocking out all the sensory overload in our lives.
To help facilitate this discussion, Sean Levitan of Awear Apparel comes back on Leap of Fate to discuss the role of mindfulness and meditation in our lives and his company. Sean also gives us an update on Awear Apparel and an exclusive "you heard it here first" of his new line!
16. Substance Abuse & Addictive Personalities
For this week's episode, we explore a very tough subject: Substance Abuse and Addictive Personalities. You may know somebody who was or is currently going through these issues... or this person could be you.
Through this episode, I want to educate you on how you or someone you know dealing with these issues can receive professional help and what resources are available.
If you or someone you know needs help, please go here to start: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
17. Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness, & Yoga
Sometimes it can feel like maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn’t fit within the realities of daily life. It’s tough to hold down a job, eat well, workout daily, and make time for yourself.
In this week's episode, my guest Kylie Vinther and I dive into how to live a "Healthy Lifestyle". We talk about fitness, dietary changes, pros/cons elimination diets and juice cleanses, and overcoming bad habits.
23. Van Life: El Bussalito w/ Delaney and Shane
You’ve seen the hype around Van Life. You’ve seen the stunning photos on social media.
Join us this week as Shane Wright and Delaney Puhek share their summer 2020 story with their van, @el_bussalito.
Learn how they built out their van. All the ups, downs, finances, construction, engineering, and more that went into it!