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Gabriella Mirabelli On the Media Consumption Habits of Young Millennials

Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO of ANATOMY, an award-winning NY creative agency and branding consultancy, joins NOL to discuss how the practices of media brands intersect with the media consumption habits of young Millennials, ages 18-22.

Her most recent report “Millennials At the Gate” examines the streaming, ad blocking and piracy habits of this extremely influential consumer segment, and has been cited in major publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance and more.

Gabriella is also the host of The Up Next Podcast, where she talks with the brightest disruptors and risk takers from Hollywood, Wall Street and beyond.

This week she is going to be speaking at the annual Promax conference in Los Angeles, so say hello to her there, if you’ll be attending!

For more info, visit anatomymedia.com

We discuss:

– why brands are so fascinated by Millennials, specifically young Millennials

– what Millennials generally respond to (or not) with brand marketing

– The perception of Millennials and their behavior in the workplace

– Looking at the recruitment department and how they are hiring

– The issues of diversity gaps and ageism

– Gabriella’s view of good leadership and the importance of being a good team player

– What prompted Gabriella to start the research on media consumption of Millennials and creating the report “Millennials At the Gate”

– Reasons for looking at this generation, including the finding that 69% of Millennials are pirating content and 67% of them think it’s totally fine

– Survey on Millennials ability to recognize network brand from the actual tv show on that network

– How her personal perception of Millennials has been solidified since doing the research

– why she started the podcast

– why it’s important to keep changing and shifting your marketing approach

Belle Star On How To Discover and Use Your Gifts

Belle Star, Master Life Coach, Aura Reader and Psychic, joins NOL this week to explain how she helps people find and use their unique gifts and to make a difference in the world by embracing their soul passions.

I met Belle at a conference several months ago, and I experienced having my aura read first hand.  It was a very eye-opening reading, and it gave me some useful tools to take away and apply in my life.  Belle explains further how knowing and understanding your aura can help you dance with life circumstances more effectively.

Some items we discuss:

Belle’s journey to becoming a life coach

How aura readings work and why they are an effective tool for her coaching

How to discern a “swan” from a “duck” and how this ties in with discovering your gifts

How to reconnect with your soul and your true passions through coaching with her

…and more.

Visit her website to get your coaching session today at bellestar.net

Attorney/Entrepreneur Ben Laski On Principles To Live By In Law and Life

For this week’s NOL guest, law and life are interconnected.  The way this man handles his business is how he also handles his personal life (note: with integrity).

Ben Laski is an attorney, businessman, and entrepreneur. His law practice focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, health & fitness, hospitality, media, music, television, technology, motion pictures, and startup matters. I am honored to be a client. On the business and consulting side, Ben focuses on developing business opportunities, consulting, and obtaining deals for various companies, including innovative startups through his business expertise and relationships with companies such as Sony, Universal, CAA, IMG, MTV, Fox, Live Nation, ABC, CBS, premier advertising agencies, talent agencies, and many others. As an entrepreneur, Ben invests in various companies at angel, seed, and A round phases. Ben is also a tenured professor at Boston University’s Los Angeles campus. Ben obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his J.D. with Honors in Intellectual Property Concentration, from Boston University School of Law and his M.S., with honors, in Mass Communications from Boston University.

For more information, please visit laskilaw.com 

In this episode, we discuss:

Ben’s journey, including his years as a DJ and later a manager in the music business, which still finds its way into his life today.

Check out his current Spotify playlist, a nod to his early “mix tapes”: https://open.spotify.com/user/benlaski/playlist/5v7GVxi60AsUHo4JIdE4Ba

His project for Alice In Chains

His list of principles he follows in both law and life, including communication, transparency, cultivating patience and more.

His unique approach to creating contracts

Ben’s advice on applying the principles with clients and with your family

The importance of making lists

Making change actually happen – taking action and creating good habits

Author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld On Oikophobia and More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld joins NOL to discuss the parallels between modern American culture and ancient Greek or Roman history, as well as the concept of oikophobia.

Dr. Beckeld is a native of Sweden and currently resides in NYC. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; he later taught those subjects while working as a professor at the American University of Paris.

AHis most recent book is Art & Aesthetics: a Promenade ab Homine (Lux Classic), featuring essays that examine, via a philosophical prism, modern art and artists, architecture, and aesthetic education. His forthcoming works are Kalahari Singing, a memoir about his 2012 experience as a volunteer teacher in Otjombinde, Namibia, living in a small village with the Herero tribe in the Kalahari Desert, as well as The Hatred of Home: A Brief Analysis of Western Oikophobia. He has published other books and articles on philosophical and socio-cultural issues, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert panelist.

In addition to writing Dr. Beckeld is a noted expert in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and European culture. Fluent in seven languages, he is a fitness enthusiast, and plays the violin. (I’m going to hold him to playing for NOL listeners next time he appears on the show.)

For more information, visit his website at www.benedictbeckeld.com

 

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

Alf Herigstad On Being A Better Man

Entrepreneur and Host of the Being A Better Man Podcast, Alf Herigstad, joins NOL to share important tips on how to become the best man you can be… and if you’re a woman who is listening, you will also learn tips on how to understand men better, and how to choose a good one.

Some things we discuss in the show:

How many men don’t grow up with solid male role models, and why that’s a problem

The 2 cornerstones of being a man

Alf’s definition of what it actually means to be a man, and the difference between men and boys.

The obligations and responsibilities of men in the world

The importance of a man’s legacy, and why most younger guys don’t consider it

Tips on how to identify a good man

Pick up Alf’s book called “Forging A Man” on Amazon:
http://www.beingabettermanpodcast.com/author

And connect with him here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettermanpodcast/

Website: www.beingabettermanpodcast.com

Email: alf@beingbetter.men

Twitter: @Alfbeingbetter

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish On How To Use Intuition In Love and At Work

Award-winning, licensed clinical psychotherapist and author Dr. LeslieBeth Wish rejoins NOL for another episode. This time, we discuss intuition and how to use it in both your career and your love life. Leslie shares powerful tools for honing it, so be sure to listen in and take control over your business and love relationships!

Things we discuss include:

Do we all have intuition?

How to know if it’s truly intuition vs. ingrained fears

Identifying relationship patterns and how they manifested

How to manage what you perceive as red flags from someone you’re dating or in a relationship with

Why using your “gut” isn’t always the best option

How to train your intuition and trust it

For more information about Dr. Wish, visit www.lovevictory.com.

To purchase her books:

Smart Relationships: How Successful Women Can Find True Love

The Love Adventures of Almost Smart Cookie

Coach Olivia Charlet Talks About Creating Massive Results Your Way and On Your Terms

It’s time to talk business again!  Results Coach Olivia Charlet joins NOL to talk about how to make more money and stay motivated 99% of the time, how to be your authentic, true self at work – even in a corporate environment, and how to find the right clients, audience or “tribe” for you. Olivia believes in being 100% yourself while doing business, and her mission in life is to uncover and unravel your deepest power and Zone Of Genius. Olivia helps clients get totally aligned with their truth and calling, and take massive, inspired action. She is real, inspiring, encouraging, and I love our conversation!  It’s one of my favorites.

For more information about Olivia and her services, please check out her website at www.oliviacharlet.com

In the show, we discuss the following and more:

How to tap into your unique, authentic self

How to tell if someone is being their true self with you

How to stay authentic at work

How to get into alignment with your true desires, or “cravings”

Shortcuts to stay motivated and make more money

Building a strong circle or tribe

Examples of people who made changes that inspired massive results

Allan Wich On How Multiple Brushes With Death Have Changed His Life

Allan Wich, a retired hotel and hospital designer and entrepreneur for over 20 years, joins NOL this week to talk about how his longtime heart problems – and brushes with death – ultimately caused him to shift his perspective on life and why he now focuses on giving back, living with joy and serving others.

Even if you haven’t died and come back to life the way Allan has, you will learn how you can use Allan’s story and experiences to let go of your past, stop making excuses, embrace your own gifts and genius, and make positive choices and impactful changes going forward in your life.

In the episode, we discuss both health and wellness as well as how he applies his experience to business and inspiring others.

Allan has been featured all over the media, on a variety of tv stations, at universities and much more. He and his Co-Founder Christopher Cumby, developed Think BOLD Be BOLD Ventures and Think BOLD Be BOLD Media – business incubators to aid in the development of emerging and tenured entrepreneurs. Together they host the Think BOLD Be BOLD Podcast, and I’m so proud to have been one of their guests a few months ago.  These guys are so passionate about what they do, and I’m glad to know them.  Check it our chat here:  Michelle Ann Owens of Nothing Off Limits on Think Bold Be Bold Podcast

Allan’s awesomeness doesn’t stop there, though.  He is also an author of 3 books:  “Leaving An Impression” a retrospective and recognition publication celebrating the terrain of a public school teacher, “10 Pillars of Recruiting Mastery” a blueprint on how to capture the rising billions, and co-author of “The Change 6 – Insights Into self-Empowerment”.

For more info about Allan and his work helping others access their personal genius zone, you can visit Allan’s website at allanwich.com.

Brad Wetzler On the Art and Science of Spiritual Awakenings

Author and journalist Brad Wetzler joins NOL to share his personal inspiration behind writing his upcoming nonfiction book about the art and science of spiritual awakenings. We discuss the interesting phenomenon of Jerusalem Syndrome and the profound effect holy places can have on some people, a few of his stories and experiences with self-proclaimed messiahs in Jerusalem, his research surrounding the connection between faith and mental illness, how the wiring in the brain changes as a result of regular spiritual practice, Brad’s personal shift from neutral journalist to spiritual author, and much more.

About Brad:

Brad is an author and journalist with twenty-plus years working at the highest levels of publishing. He’s written hundreds of articles and essays for top publications including The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, George, and Outside, where he remains a contributing editor. His book Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat (This and Other Inquires About the Oddities of Nature) was published by W.W. Norton’s Countryman Press and answers quirky questions about the natural world.

While working as a freelance writer, Brad traveled across America and around the world, interviewing people from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, explorers, spiritual gurus, and anarchists. He’s ridden the campaign bus with presidential candidates, broken bread with cult leaders, played polo with tech billionaires in India and pounded vodka shots with Russian cosmonauts. He’s floated up the Amazon, tailed explorers in Greenland, and surfed with zany fundamentalist Christian surfer missionaries in Indonesia.