The Angles of Lattitude Podcast
John Miles -  Virtually Assisting VA’s in Economic Crisis - How Optimate and iWorker Aid Talent in Distress (AoL 170)

John Miles - Virtually Assisting VA’s in Economic Crisis - How Optimate and iWorker Aid Talent in Distress (AoL 170)

March 17, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/170

With the coronavirus outbreak, working remotely is starting to become a normal trend. In fact, I'd say it's moved the timeline up by 5 years or more until we see a lot more remote workers. However, not all virtual workers are from first world countries where being able to work remotely is considered a perk. Instead, they reside in countries where they might be in the middle of long term economic crisis. They have learned how to become virtual assistants or VA's so that they can bring in money than they'd get paid in their home country.

To help those folks, today's guest, John Miles, and his partners at iWorker and Optimate, have built a network of VA's around the globe. These aren't just any VA's, though. They are VA's who actually are usually more than capable to handle what us solopreneurs would throw at them. In fact, a lot of them have degrees in the work that they do.

In this interview with John, we find out why he and his partners felt they needed to start down this path and who might benefit from hiring from those in the network.

Enjoy!

Michael Ainslie - Navigating Ethical Issues in Business - Why Doing What’s Right Ultimately Makes the Difference (AoL 169)

Michael Ainslie - Navigating Ethical Issues in Business - Why Doing What’s Right Ultimately Makes the Difference (AoL 169)

March 2, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/169

As we grow more successful, it can be easy for power to go to our heads. We can start to think we're unstoppable. This is especially true on the grand scale when we see ethical issues in business headline the news.

One right now, for example, is the rehabilitation of the Boeing 737 Max line of aircraft. It has turned into an epic crisis in the last couple of years for them as they simply have not done well in addressing the issue. Nor did they really do a great job of mitigating it either. Whoever made the decision to cut corners and create the software which caused a couple to crash, obviously shouldn't have cut those corners.

Another example was back in 2008 when Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy. Out of all the things that went on that year, I still remember watching the news as the threat of that particular crisis grew more inevitable. When it finally did, the market plummeted... as well as the savings and lifestyles of many people who thought they had done things right.

Today's guest, Michael Ainslie, was one of the group of people that had to make the decision to file for Chapter 11. Sure, making the decision was tough, but it was the right thing to do.

Being part of that board hasn't been his only rodeo, however. He was also the CEO of the internationally known auction house Sotheby's. Let's just say they had a few things they had to deal with during his time there as well.

In his new book, A Nose for Trouble, he shares with us how he's been able keep his head through all the adversity in his career.

In this chat, Andy and I get the chance to learn a few things you won't hear on any other interview of his!

Enjoy!

David E. Bryant - Return on Experience and Expertise: Why Staying Humble Allows for Big Time Growth (AoL 168)

David E. Bryant - Return on Experience and Expertise: Why Staying Humble Allows for Big Time Growth (AoL 168)

February 16, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/168

Return on Experience and Expertise, or RoEE, is something we all should realize we have. Whether you're more street smart or climbed your way up the twin towers of formal education and the corporate world, you do have experience which can serve not only you, but those around you.

However, that said, it's up to us to realize what expertise can truly help others. Unlike our Passion, we don't get to choose our Purpose and where we fit with others.

However, when we can pair up our Purpose with our Passion, then we have the seeds to greatness. Add it to a unique Process, and we have a winning formula for awesome Profit!

Sound familiar? It should. I shared briefly about the 4 P's of the Ikigai in this blog post recently.

Today's guest, David Bryant, is a prime example of someone who's not only found this sweet spot in his career, but also has been able to take advantage of it. How? By staying humble and learning lessons wherever or from whoever he can.

In this chat, Andy and I get the chance to learn how he's done this over his career and some of the key things he's learned along the way.

Enjoy!

Lisa Mustard - Embracing Her Why - A Journey from Sports Marketing to Marriage and Family Counseling… and More! (AoL 167)

Lisa Mustard - Embracing Her Why - A Journey from Sports Marketing to Marriage and Family Counseling… and More! (AoL 167)

February 3, 2020

Full show notes: newinceptions.com/167

When it comes to marriage and family counseling, one would think that the therapist loves to do what they're doing. Why else would they do it? It has to be a super fulfilling job in that you're doing all this great work with couples and helping them make breakthroughs critical to the relationship's survival.

However, just like any other health related position, working with troubled patients can take its toll. It's so easy to take their problems home on top of the all the things that one has to cope with in their own life.

And it's not just the health field - doing anything you love too intensely for a long time can lead to burnout.

This is certainly the truth for this session's guest, Lisa Mustard.

And, in fact, it's one of the reasons that she's started her podcast, The Therapy Show.

In this chat, Veronica and I get the chance to learn how she's been able to package up her own life experiences in two hugely different arenas into what she's doing today. Not only that, but we also discuss the importance of self care regardless of our position.

Enjoy!

Tommy Breedlove - Legendary By Choice: Why Finding Your Passion & Purpose in Life is the Secret to Long Term Significance (AoL 166)

Tommy Breedlove - Legendary By Choice: Why Finding Your Passion & Purpose in Life is the Secret to Long Term Significance (AoL 166)

January 19, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/166

I can't tell you how many times in college I heard fellow students use the phrase "I'm going to take a nap and wait patiently for death" as a joke. And in reality, for many, life is simply something that has to be endured. However, I fully believe that finding your passion & purpose in life is a huge part of getting out of that life of quiet mediocrity.

Since college, and especially after starting this podcast, I've come to the realization that individuals who have this figured out have overall a lot less stress in their life. Not only that, but they usually have a higher chance of being fulfilled by the work they're doing.

This session's guest, Tommy Breedlove, has gone through it all. From being incarcerated early in life, to working at the C-suite level, to realizing that the more he wrote his own story, the less others controlled it. Today he helps others not only realize that fact for themselves, but helps them find their next level.

In this chat, Andy and I get the chance to learn how he made that realization for himself, how he helps other men find their own way, and some pointers we can all use to start moving the dial a little bit more today.

Enjoy!

Andrew Heaton - Using Your Unique Talents, Interests, and Experiences to Fulfill Your Mission (AoL 165)

Andrew Heaton - Using Your Unique Talents, Interests, and Experiences to Fulfill Your Mission (AoL 165)

January 5, 2020

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/165

In general, politics is a topic that people are really engaged in or they want to keep away from it with a 10 foot pole. Personally for me, I'm a bit of a junkie. And in fact, the shows that I tend to listen to engage in political satire. They don't take themselves too seriously.

I love that because it's such a break from the norm. Because when you think of politics today, you often think of this side vs that side. One side is right while the other side is wrong. One side is Trump and on the other side you have the Pelosi lead Democrats.

This wasn't always the case.

Today's guest, Andrew Heaton, is someone I started listening to sometime last year in his last podcast called There's Something Off with Andrew Heaton. That particular show concluded this past summer and since then he's been busy building his own show entitled The Political Orphanage. (He also has a new show called Alienating the Audience , Sci-Fi based show, which we'll talk a bit about in the interview.)

Listen in as Andy and I get a chance to find out from Andrew what his process has been as he's been building his new platform. And what he can share with other creators in regards to getting on the national stage.

Enjoy!

Tess Wicks - Perspectives on Income: Understanding Money Mindset and Personal Financial Management Strategies (AoL 164)

Tess Wicks - Perspectives on Income: Understanding Money Mindset and Personal Financial Management Strategies (AoL 164)

December 19, 2019

Full show notes: newinceptions.com/164

Personal financial management is a topic that many people really don't want to touch themselves with a ten foot pole. A lot of the time, the reason for this is that as a society, we're just not taught how to manage our own money. For those of us who are lucky to have extra to invest, we feel that we need to hire a financial advisor or investor to do the work for us.

While that might be helpful, it's not a great plan to simply give up the responsibility for our own portfolio. Since the world runs on money, we all should have a good fundamental knowledge of how the game works.

In this session, Veronica and I speak with Tess Wicks. Like many others, Tess didn't grow up really thinking about money. In fact, the only reason she started learning about the subject was through necessity due to her major and future career.

However, that career didn't last long. After realizing she wasn't cut out of the 9 to 5 world and could help others with their knowledge of money, she set out on a mission to educate.

In our chat, we learn about the illusion of job security, her unique digital nomad lifestyle, and why it's important to set goals in our finances as entrepreneurs.

Having a healthy lifestyle is something that is brought up time and again in pop culture. However, with all the temptations of fast food, taking it easy, and dealing with stress, many people just simply struggle to do what's best for them.

Enjoy!

Cyndi Walter - Health, Wealth, and Happiness - Why a Positive Mindset and Healthy Lifestyle Should be a Part of Your Business Plan (AoL 163)

Cyndi Walter - Health, Wealth, and Happiness - Why a Positive Mindset and Healthy Lifestyle Should be a Part of Your Business Plan (AoL 163)

December 5, 2019

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/163

Having a healthy lifestyle is something that is brought up time and again in pop culture. However, with all the temptations of fast food, taking it easy, and dealing with stress, many people just simply struggle to do what's best for them.

However, once you do figure out how to live healthier and learn how to live a positive mindset, achieving your goals gets that much easier. Main reason why is that you won't constantly feel lethargic and out of energy.

In this session, Andy and I talk with Cyndi Walter who figured out at an early age that looking at the positive side of things makes life not only easier, but more fulfilling as well. Pair that with her experience in the direct sales world since she was in school and it's no wonder that she has the ability to make an impact in the lives of many others - over 40,000 others in fact.

In this conversation with Cyndi, Andy and I get the chance to hear some of the secrets she's used to build an amazing business!

Enjoy!

Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Daily - Why Searching Within Can Lead to Our Next Big Opportunity with Manuj Aggarwal (AoL 162)

Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Daily - Why Searching Within Can Lead to Our Next Big Opportunity with Manuj Aggarwal (AoL 162)

November 21, 2019

Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/162

When it comes to achievement in the creative space, you have to put in the actual work to get there. However, we're not just talking about performing a particular skill like you would in a job, though. In fact, it starts with building one's mindset. And one way to work on one's mindset is through the form of practicing mindfulness or perform meditation.

In this session, we're talking to Manuj Aggarwal who knows all about this world. Interestingly enough, when he lived in India, he never had an interest in this knowledge. However, as he moved to the western world, he realized that it had some real benefits.

In this conversation with Manuj, Andy and I have the chance to find out what this journey looked like like for him - including when he realized he needed to start.

Enjoy!

Dr. Grace Lee - Why Formal Education MIght Not Be the Best Option for Your Next Career Transition (AoL 161)

Dr. Grace Lee - Why Formal Education MIght Not Be the Best Option for Your Next Career Transition (AoL 161)

November 7, 2019

 Full Show Notes: newinceptions.com/161

Making a career transition is not a topic to be taking lightly. In fact, for many people, the idea is simply a pipe dream. They feel stuck where they're at due to having to support their family or that they simply don't have time to go to college to move ahead.

However, college isn't always the answer. In fact, there's some questions that college isn't designed for at all!

In this session, Veronica and I speak with Dr. Grace Lee about the pros and cons of formal education and how we can actually harness our own gifts in our work.

Enjoy!