046 – Ari Zoldan – Micro Plus Macro

Ari Zoldan

Attention to both the big things and small details, searching for a spiritual awakening, and connecting authentically with people…

Ari ZoldanWhat if you were in a room at a mindfulness conference with some of your most successful peers—and you were asked to stare into the eyes of the stranger next to you for sixty seconds. Could you do it without feeling uncomfortable? This exact Ari Zoldanexperience is what launched Ari Zoldan to what to find a more authentic connection with people — and, despite a modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, want to actively seek a spiritual awakening. He is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Networks, LLC, whose work has spanned every aspect of the media business from developing internet business strategies to launching digital products. Coming up you’ll hear this story and surprisingly about the Ari Zoldanbenefits of unplugging from technology. Plus an intuitive reading with images of oceans and mosaic tile, and the realization that looking at the bigger and smaller pictures at the same time can lead you to a very important place, appreciating the micro details.

Zoldan joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser, and references Chan in this article featured in Inc:

https://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/why-you-need-to-stop-chasing-your-dreams-and-do-this-instead.html

In this episode:

  • Fusing good media with fluffy bad media, in an authentic way when leveraging a media platformAri Zoldan
  • Doing TV and radio, where the difficulty is not create additional fluff, creating a story without exaggerating, people appreciate when people are genuine
  • “Don’t let the truth come between you and a good story”
  • The power of saying “I don’t know”
  • The beginning of Zoldan’s spiritual journey, growing up modern Orthodox Jewish, challenging and questioning God’s existence, and wanting to connect
  • The value of disconnecting on the Sabbath
  • How not one person at a mindfulness conference could stare each other in the face, and what that meant about being uncomfortable, far from human interaction, a changing point for Zoldan, taking time away from the holiest thing in the world to him
  • Exercises for centering oneself, how exercise can be mentally calming, and crying when exercising A realization of Zoldan having no hobbies, and not having yet found something that he enjoys, going to movies by himself, and the difficulty of fully disconnecting from work
  • Seeking the excitement of a spiritual awakening, and the ideal spiritual experience, wanting to see what’s beyond this physical world
  • Why spoon-bending and daydreaming are important and related, and manifesting joy, gratitude and possibilities
  • An intuitive reading brings up visceral experiences, images of an ocean and waves, and many colors and as an art form, as a mosaic
  • Sensing and feeling movement and wholeness from far away
  • Seeing big and small details that is a strength and where Zoldan can get tripped up, seeing one particular detail or scale as more important takes him outside of the picture
  • Ignoring the blemish in the grand scheme,
  • How long I has been since seeing something that moved Zoldan

042 – Philip Kasumu of Lyle – Trusting the Knowing

Philip Kasumu

Learning to trust yourself in the entrepreneurial journey…

Philip KasumuPhilip Kasumu of Lyle (an app which uses artificial intelligence to help men lose weight and empowers them to be fit and healthy) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios (powered by Sennheiser) to talk trusting your gut and the challenging path of a tech entrepreneur, and Chan offers Kasumu an intuitive reading.

Starting Lyle, getting healthy, and a father’s inspiration

Philip KasumuKasumu discusses the moment he decided what he wanted to do, how he wasn’t crazy about his consulting job and started reading articles, building a tech news product, which then started getting some activity, but users kept coming back to read articles on nutrition as many as five times a day. How Kasumu realized maybe there is something in that. He reached out to readers to find out their biggest pain point, learned that people wanted to be told what to do, so came up with another app to help read nutrition labels which had challenges. How he discovered that successful entrepreneurs always did something unconventional, and made list of those entrepreneurs then emailed all of them. He told them he had two failed startups in London and asked if he could shadow them for free. Kasumu found that nobody talks about body shaming for men, he wrote a article while at Greatest which got a lot of traction, so he decided to start an app to help men be healthier. Lyle is an AI powered weight loss app for men, which interacts with you like a dietician would. The focus is more on nutritional value than managing calories, with a high protein-based diet based on lifestyle. Getting ingredients, understanding nutrition better and motivating men to live a healthier life; being conscious of what you’re consuming and connecting to a creative mindset—about the way people should live. Plus, the significant influence of his morbidly obese father.

An intuitive reading, navigating by knowing, and an octopus

Philip KasumuChan offers Kasumu and intuitive reading which brings images and metaphors of the use of limbs like an octopus that help map his environment, the ability to sense things that are external to his own body, and how he must trust that he is sensing these things. Also, the ability to sense detail, which allows him to navigate world with knowledge and knowing. He shares how he does have a strength in reading rooms and people, is a good networker and knows how to approach certain situations. Trusting your gut feeling, constantly moving obstacles out of the way, and how his business might have changed if he had trusted himself. Plus, the courage it all takes.

Future vision, people of color in tech, and a year in India

Where metaphor can take Kasumu in 5-10 years, how he believes Lyle will be enormous and helping million of guys become the best version of themselves. The deep issues men face that people aren’t talking about, and how this platform can be part of the solution and beyond weight loss with the effects beyond the individual. Being a person of color as a founder in the tech industry, and whom he’d like to have a conversation with. Also, why Harvard, Y Combinator, and living in India for a year would be important experiences.

 

039 – Angie Byun of Conde Nast – Full Potential and a Victory Pose

Angie Byun

Mindset tools for being your best self and finding success…

Angie ByunAngie Byun, Head of International – Innovation Collection at Conde Nast, joins Julie Chan for a conversation on being an Asian woman at a high level in a competitive field, using mindset to maximize success, the power of giving to others, definitions of spirituality, victory poses, and personality tests, along with an intuitive reading. Recorded in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

Climbing the ladder, a thick skin and body language, and a museum is church

Angie ByunByun discusses her background and what brought her business skills at a high level, her work at Jones Apparel Group, then moving to Conde Nast as a lawyer, becoming involved more, stretching herself, and 10 years later overseeing international business development for companies like Golf Digest, and the Conde Nast innovation collection (mostly men’s titles). She talks about being a woman and being Asian in this particular field, the need to develop a thick skin, how communication including body language is key, why you should not let other people peel the onion, what defines a spiritual feeling for her, and why going to a museum is like going to church.

Victory poses, being an expert, and the power of giving

Angie ByunShe touches on victory poses, teaching at Fordham Law School, providing value as an in-demand speaker, how young people ask about career advice, why it is crucial to become an expert in something, and why how you present yourself, a firm handshake and eye contact are all crucial to success. Being savvy and sophisticated, how it is all about follow up, why giving is how you build true meaningful relationships, and why you benefit more when you give more.

An intuitive reading, constancy, and personality tests

Chan offers an intuitive reading with clouds, serenity, constancy, joy, awe, and how one’s own perspective makes it appear you are not moving when you are. Getting lost in the moment of constancy. Being enthralled in the play of internal and external, and being distracted from awe, discovery and wonder. Plus, personality tests such as Meyers Briggs, extroverts vs. introverts, intuitive vs. sensing, and more.

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034 – Heather Schultz – Honoring the Pineapple

Embracing duality, overcoming adoption and abandonment issues, and discovering identity…

Heather Schultz, freelance writer and adjunct professor of persuasion and public opinion at Fordham University, and public speaking at Baruch College, joins Julie Chan at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. (Schultz’s profile)

A memoir, racism, and building inner strength

Schultz reveals how she fell into a teaching job, why this was a field she is passionate about, how she is working on memoir “Memoir a Twinkie”, went to South Korea, and wrote first person piece for NBC news to explore her adoption. Meeting the OBGYN who delivered her, and growing up in Long Island and then visiting the “motherland”. How she knew she was different, decapitating white Barbies, and customizing her American Girl dolls because none of them looked like her. How Schultz experienced racism as a child and feared going to school, beginning her writing by sharing experiences and not being in it by herself, sharing her victim mentality and learning it is not personal, and being ready for, and priming herself for, building inner strength.

Abandonment issues, inner child work, and the value of getting help

Schultz shares her efforts trying to understand why she was given up for adoption, being careful with the language she uses, and trying to forgive her birth parents. Dealing with abandonment issues all of her life, her “inner child work”, facing challenges trying to connect with her birth parents, hiring a private detective, and how it is OK to have two sets of parents. The importance of recognizing the value of getting help with a life coach, therapist, meditation, faith, and more, and how a little goes a long way – and how what’s inside (abandonment, rejection, abuse, etc.) affects all areas of your life.

An intuitive reading, duality, and helping others

Acknowledging something is an issue and getting help with that. And Chan shares an intuitive reading about joy and lightness of pineapples, the how the bright yellow color, sweetness, and sudden tartness are in a dance. Recurring patterns, the duality of inside and outside, recognizing the whole, trying to hide the uniqueness to fit in, and appreciating the dualities that are existing as friends. The beauty of going through the journey, a love to educate and inspire, and helping others to make sense of their adoption narrative.

032 – Steve Little – Waterfall of Success

Social missions and business success…

Steve Little, founder of Zero Limits Ventures and an entrepreneur specializing in accelerating valuation growth and creating highly successful exits who runs a boutique investment banking firm (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion of the meaning of real success, why businesses need to be bigger than their businesses, the pathway of love and contribution, and Hawaiian clearing technique. Plus, an intuitive reading hits home. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios in New York City, powered by Sennheiser.

A superpower, Ho’oponopono, and the Amazon

Little discusses his personal superpower, the ability to quickly understand the dynamics and potential of a business, as there are many intricate aspects of building a successful business which are often ignored. He recalls being so unhappy and crying on the way to work every day despite tremendous business success, while having no way to move in his own life, despite the superpower and despite a luxurious life. He talks how he decided to quit in order to survive and to be happy, with no new plan in place, and how this put him on a spiritual journey. He reviews self-actualization, self-realization, and how he studied so many things and connected with Dr. Hew Len, teacher of the Hawaiian technique Ho’oponopono, clearing technique based on entire experience is based on beliefs, which determine how you experience life. How mentioned how you have multiple ways of reacting, knowing everyone is expressing the highest level of love of available to them. How this keeps him balanced throughout the day, getting past things that are disruptive, and being on a pathway of love and contribution. How things become visible and revealed, via techniques to get more clarity. Little reveals how he studied with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon, learning a sense of openness and as part of his discovery of techniques around the world. He relates how he was led to creating The Perfect Biz Finder Program accessed by more than 200,000 people, and how your business has to be about something bigger than your business.

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030 – Film and TV Actor and Producer Andrew Roth – Lightning Bolt

Acting, addiction, and spirituality…

Andrew Roth, Film and Television actor and producer (website) joins host Julie Chan to talk abuse, addiction, acting, empathy, spirituality, being accountable, method acting, and the challenge of his upcoming memoirs. Chan provides an impactful intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser.

An empath, a verifiable self truth, and purity in meditation

Roth covers his career journey, how theater found him, how believing himself as an empath was a problem and led him to addiction, having present “moment to moment awareness”, discovering empathy in the first time he was hit from father, picking up more on strangers and people he senses are aggressive/dangerous, the role of martial arts for him, and protecting those he loves. The need to be careful in giving advice, and how we all need our own verifiable truth. Being four years sober, real and pure meditation, his sense of spirituality, holding oneself accountability for the words one uses, and being truly alone vs. being universally connected.

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025 – Shelby Mason of Bootights – Coffee Bean with a Soul

Entrepreneurship and spirituality…

Shelby Mason, founder of Bootights (soon to be Socktights), a premium tight attached to a moisture-wicking performance sock – (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion about starting and growing a business and the importance of spirituality in entrepreneurship, and for an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Company origins, the power of Oprah, and reclaiming spirituality

Mason discusses creating Bootights from need and a moment of public humiliation, and trying to find a solution to how it can be done better, with the result a performance sock on bottom of hosiery. Working for Disney and in television, the impact of Bootights being featured on Oprah, learning from mistakes and from trial and error, how her entrepreneurial journey has been helped from spiritual beliefs and how they arose. Growing up with organized religion as Lutheran, growing out of it, coming back to religion in a more of a spiritual way which made more sense, how caring and being passionate with work is more important than being good at the work, and how it ties into spirituality.

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021 – Lancelot Cameron, Financial Superhero – Heart on Fire

Holistic wealth advice with Lancelot Cameron…

Lancelot Cameron, “Financial Superhero” and Holistic Wealth Advisor with Kaspian Group, Inc. – (bio), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on taking hold of one’s financial future, empowering others and owning leadership. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Stopping the bleeding, the flow of money, and shifting habits

Cameron describes his work of helping someone to move from where they are to where they want to be, why the work is rewarding, how most times they aren’t aware of what is needed or how to move forward because of lack of knowledge, and his focus on high earning professionals to help them build wealth while dealing with student loan debt. Goals to be living below your means, paying yourself first, stopping the “bleeding”, shifting habits.

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020 – Carmen Reynal of Creating Greatness – Pandemic of Joy

Improving performance and life with acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition…

Carmen Reynal, Founder of Creating Greatness LLC (a cutting edge business transformer, thought leader, coaches’ coach, joy generator, culture change consultant, trainer, thinker and developer of breakthrough performance via acknowledgment, appreciation and recognition of one’s own and other people’s greatness – (bio)), joins Julie Chan for a discussion on achieving and cultivating greatness through acknowledgement and appreciation, along with an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

Creating our own world, needing acknowledgment, and love languages at work

Reynal shares how she was raised in 7 countries, her corporate background and social service background, and her commitment to causing pandemic of joy. The importance of being acknowledged, shifting focus on what works for people, how acknowledgment, appreciation and “loving people up” have a profound appreciation on performance. We create a world by what we say. The more we pay attention to what’s terrible about life, the more we invite terrible things. A culture takes time to build, Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages”, expressing and interpreting expressions of love, and “Five Languages of Love Appreciation in the Workplace”, and whether there is a universal language and related complaints.

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017 – Chia-Ti Chiu of One Love Wellness – Poetic Peacefulness

Yoga, wellness, and mindfulness…

Chia-Ti Chiu, founder of One Love Wellness (Customized Wellness Services in New York City – bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on yoga, wellness, and making the world a better place. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

The spoken word, Asia and India, and working with teens

Chiu shares her Taiwanese background, teaching classes in New York City, and her international retreats, how she was spoken word artist, living in Asia and backpacking and studying in India, her first experience in yoga, and following intuition and getting involved in yoga. Being inspired by India, and the larger plan, using yoga for wellness, trauma treatment and social justice, working with youth, how trauma affects the adolescent brain, and how yoga can be a tool to calm nervous system and foster confidence, peace and creativity, which empowers young people to make healthy choices for themselves.

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