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Rock You Like A Hurricane

By Joe Schum / October 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Rock you like a hurricane

Did you know there was a hurricane recently?  Did you know another is now on its way? I think the only way you could  have possibly missed or are missing the coverage, is if, by chance, you were living on say, a raft in the South Pacific.  During these natural disasters*, I witness some serious group frenzy. We’ve all been there: smart, creative, people — with  emotions and feelings that help them make decisions every day — become focused on something entirely out of their control. So this story is about the similarities between watching people “watch” the hurricane and…

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Ep 018: Our Awareness w/ Technology: Staying Present and Making Good Choices

By Joe Schum / October 3, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

Technology is something that we all discuss from time to time. How much of it has become a habit? And how much of it is really conscious choice? And when we are dialed into our devices we tend to lose an awareness of presence, what’s happening around us in anticipation of wanting be included in something or someone somewhere else. What are we giving up to be “elsewhere”? There is opportunity to make good choices around presence and the awareness of devices in our daily lives. It takes practice to maintain that present state with all that is available to…

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Ep 017: You’ve Only Just Begun: Feeling Overwhelmed? There Really Are Simple Fixes For It.

By Joe Schum / September 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

This one begins with what really inspired us to start this podcast: that we take the wisdom of children and apply it to our overly complicated lives. Life can and should be lived one step at a time. We’ve talked about this before and we will continue to retread this tire, that the generous present moment is key to stress-free living. And hey, there’s an idea in here that you don’t have to necessarily plan for everything to live life to its fullest.

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Ep 016: Be Confident In Who You Are And What You Know

By Joe Schum / September 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

From metaphysical to pragmatic, this episode is about what we know and how we believe in ourselves. Crazy, unfiltered ideas lead to usable perspectives for all of us.

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Table for Two

By Joe Schum / September 5, 2018 / 0 Comments
table for two

My antennae are always up for a conversation.  Eavesdropping Joe?  Well, yes, call it an occupational (hap)hazard.  I can’t say I’m incessant with this trait, so it seems to be more prevalent when it’s big.  Case in point, I’m finishing a run in a major NE city recently and have met at a coffee shop with family and friends who are already tabled up and having iced coffees and other good stuff. At another table on the patio, two dudes are sitting across from each other.  I grab a seat on the steps to basically avoid sweating on others and…

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Ep 015: Who You Are v. What You Do: Changing Your Focus From Outcomes To Moments In Time

By Joe Schum / August 21, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

As adults, how attached are we to the outcome instead of the task, the being and/or doing at hand? Must everything we do be BIG? And important? And life changing? In this episode we explore the perspective of what you do and who you are and how they can be just that. And that is not just ok, it’s wonderful because we generate these moments and they don’t need to be anything else to be great for us.

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Ep 014: What Makes Life Amazing? Relationships and Experiences Are What Defines Us

By Joe Schum / August 8, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

Life is amazing…because of all the friendly people! So says our kid guest. It’s not about all of the stuff we’ve acquired, its more about the relationships and experiences that we’ve created for ourselves and others. Where are the rich moments? Where do they exist within our individual timelines? And, what about the idea of clearing out the stuff that doesn’t represent these experiences and relationships? Tangible and intangible items ready for “resale and donation” to others. Think through that one when you tune into this episode.

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Ep 013: Practice Takes Presence: Being Connected To Your Present Self When Building Skills

By Joe Schum / July 24, 2018 / 1 Comment
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

“To get better every day through great foot control!” Listen in to this episode to get the genius of this perspective. Experts say 10,000 hours of doing something builds mastery and creates the opportunity for “one-ness” with your passions. Presence is critical to making practice that much better and more purposeful. Practice is also about having a vision of where you want to go with that special something. It brings order. When you practice, be associated, be present. Let’s get those headphones off and find out what it means to really be in it with yourself when practicing the things…

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Ep 012: Make A Change Right Now. Not Tomorrow!

By Joe Schum / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments
What's Here Now, Kid? podcast

We dream about something different for ourselves and still trudge along with the same old song and dance day in and day out. The opportunity to do the next thing is available to us right now, and the risk lies only in getting out there and saying ‘Yes!’ to it. And guess what? Your next thing doesn’t have to be a moonshot! And it can be just as wonderful as one! Check out the challenge on this one too. We dare you to be different.

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I, Me, You, We and Us

By Joe Schum / July 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Change Your Pronoun, Change The Perspective. OK, I’m at a crossroads as I write this blog, mainly because it starts out with “I.”  “I want to tell you something…” is another good start, as it has both I (me) and you (you) and I’m telling you stuff.  But where’s the co-creation in this? So, let’s venture forward together and see what we can do about this idea of the pronoun.  And have some fun along the way. What’s this all about? It started with a rule that was laid down by a favorite English professor in college: when writing any…

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