While mostly an audio/post production, music and voiceover guy, I enjoy working with video too. My friend Mindy Conklin at HCB2 (Hitting Cancer Below The Belt) asked me to produce a promo for a scholarship program HCB2 is doing as part of their “Can We Talk” initiative to raise young people’s awareness about colorectal cancer and prevention. Mindy is awesome and the work she’s doing is important. She lost her husband Rich to colorectal cancer several years ago. She also hosts the HCB2 “Fight Right” podcast which you can check out here. And Find out more and support HCB2 here. #guthealth #cancerawareness
“Keep An Eye On Your Mind” has become a bit of a mantra for me. For a while I said “try to look at life with your good eye” at the end of Good Eye Podcast episodes. The thinking was that by specifying “good eye”, the potential existed for us all to have a “bad eye”; meaning the mischievous part of our mood>thought>personality that loves to pull us down into bad habits, negative thoughts, resentment… unproductive but completely natural and all-too-common stuff like that. Mindfulness, awareness and meditation are crucial to keeping a level head these days. Always have been really. If we don’t observe our thoughts and our experience within the context of consciousness and even influence those thoughts intentionally, they’ll wreck the place. An unobserved mind is like a house full of little kids. “I’ll just be gone for a second, they’ll be fine” turns into “Oh my God! Turn my back for a second and the couch is on fire and the dog is wearing a dress and painted green!” This video makes some great points about keeping an eye on your mind. I’m currently reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself”. It’s fascinating, but I’ve always loved the whole quantum field/parallel universe/probability thing. Take it as you will. Hopefully you’ll find some value in it.
Mark Winn is a peaceful warrior. He’s a calm, present, wise person who is always ready for anything due to his awareness and his philosophy of “concept over technique” which means you must understand the why before you can master the what. He’s a instructor in the Israeli martial art of krav maga. He’s an author, a motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. His new book is called “Not A Victim But A Warrior”.
The Go Forward Team Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is this Saturday October 24. The team will ride from Bryan Park in Richmond to Ashland, around Ashland back for a total of 50 miles. If people would rather not do the ride they can still help by doing an activity on their own or with friends and getting sponsorships or donations. Get more info on registration, sponsorships and donations at ForwardFoundation.org.
Todd Feldman and The Rocket Factory helps businesses grow and thrive. As stated on their website, they “help companies know their mission and scale…profitably.”
Todd wants companies, entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations to have more serious conversations about how to adapt in a business world forced to evolve in the ever-increasing virtual nature of doing business in the age of covid. Many businesses are in survival mode, understandably. Todd feels that while that’s necessary they need to seriously talk about how to change to meet new challenges to even make survival possible.
We also talk about the event he spearheaded in June called Spark Jam 2020. He brought the creative, business and academic community together to have some of these conversations and learn from each other in order to foster collaboration as we all navigate our covid and post-covid reality.