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Dorothea Brande considered herself a failure. After reading a section in a textbook, she suddenly had a revelation - "Act as if it is impossible to fail." Applying that to her life, she soon went into production with many books, lectures, and editing assignments successfully completed. Listen to these podcast to find out more...
 
The Commonwealth features the unique people and ideas moving our world forward. We are based out of America's midwest but travel the world interviewing the entrepreneurs, artists and athletes leading disruptive change. Nick Castner, the Commonwealth's host, goes into the office, studio or training facility of each guest to conduct an authentic and genuine conversation. By unpacking why each person is unique, we aspire to find those same elements within ourselves. Join the Commonwealth.
 
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This episode is a re-airing of a prior conversation with Al Maxey. From bodyguarding Martin Luther King Jr. to playing basketball with Oscar Robertson, Mr. Maxey has been around remarkable humans while making history himself. He shares the highs and lows of his life while contrasting his experience to our reality today. Watch the unreleased portion…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Tap 2 – Claude M. Bristol Magic of Believing Now if you have the desire, the foundation is laid. Get a perfect detailed picture of the exact thing, or things, you wish. If it is increased sales, fix the exact amounts; if it’s something you want the other fellow to do for you, t…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Tap 1 – Claude M. Bristol Magic of Believing First, however, permit me to set the stage by calling attention to the effect of repetition or reiteration. For example, take a pneumatic chisel – you have seen one used in breaking up solid concrete or piercing holes through steel. …
 
“The Greatest Problem Solving Tool” https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/20151015-TheGreatestProblemSolvingTool.mp3 “9 Steps for Solving Any Problem” https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/20151015-9StepsForSolvingAnyProblem.mp3 Show Notes: 2 Amazing Ways to Solve Your Problems An excerpt from the Amazon #1 bestseller Ho…
 
The internet has caused rapid changes to journalism and media. Erin Sorensen discusses how those trends and shifts will affect the future of the industry in 2021 and beyond. As the Deputy Editor of Hail Varsity, Erin Sorensen manages the new media strategy and execution for the publication. Hail Varsity was an early adaptor to TikTok and is one of …
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) TNT It Rocks the Earth Claude Bristol Magic of Believing A man’s true greatness lies in the consciousness of an honest purpose in life, founded on a just estimate of himself and everything else, on frequent self-examinations, and a steady obedience to the rule which he knows to…
 
(An excerpt from the bestseller How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds, based on talks by Earl Nightingale) The Great Problem-Solving Tool Successful people are not without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems. All creatures on earth are supplied at birth with everything they need for successful survival.…
 
The team behind the Commonwealth meet up virtually to recap the highs and lows from the past year while discussing the plans for the show in 2021. Follow the Commonwealth's creators on social media: Emmy Hernandez - Instagram Ashely Hanson - Instagram Hunter Bergman - LinkedIn Nick Castner - Instagram Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Commo…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Detonating Caps Claude Bristol Magic of Believing “He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is. And he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is.” – A FIRST CENTURY MESSAGE For those of you who seek …
 
As an entrepreneur, social media influencer and activist, Wyn Wiley is bringing drag to the outdoors through their persona Pattie Gonia. In October of 2018, Wyn premiered their drag alter ego named Pattie Gonia. Pattie became a social media icon by promoting inclusion and positivity to the camping and hiking industry. Wyn discusses the inspiration …
 
Jill Thomas appeared as a guest on a morning radio show at the tail end of a rodeo career. After the show, the host asked if she had thought about getting into radio after leaving her sport. She was intrigued and took a role as an unpaid intern at the station. Her first full-time job in radio was as a producer for the conservative talk show host, G…
 
On this week's episode of the Commonwealth, we discuss the major questions we debated at twenty years old and reflect on what would we've told ourselves before making these life choices. Isabel Cheesman teaches at a low-income school in Memphis, TN through Teach For America. Beyond discussing the advice she would have told herself before the career…
 
Today's guest is elephant conservationist Dr. Kari Morfeld. Dr. Morfeld joins the Commonwealth to discuss her research that increases the wellbeing of elephants in captivity around the world. Her non-profit, For Elephants, is devoted to saving Africa elephants through education, research and conservation. Discover new shows within the Hurrdat Media…
 
This episode first aired in November of 2019. Our guest today is Lex Allen, an up-and-coming soul-pop singer/songwriter out of Milwaukee. Lex opened for Lizzo at Indy’s Pride Festival last May, sang the national anthem for President Obama last October and has a new album that drops on Feb. 14th. We conducted this interview the same week we launched…
 
Ander Christensen gave a speech at his local city council meeting about abolishing the term "boneless wings." Video from the speech was picked up by ABC News, TMZ, Fox News, the New York Times and has been viewed by tens of millions of people. Ander, aka Saucy Nugs Guy, sits down with the Commonwealth to discuss writing the speech and the aftermath…
 
Christopher Aumuelluer is the founder and CEO of Fanword. Chris was a college tennis player and started Fanword as a publication for non-major sports. He eventually pivoted the business into a marketing agency that helps athletes and teams tell their stories. His business partners with some of the biggest conferences and programs in college sports.…
 
Cecilia Wessinger is an ecosystem builder that specializes in cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture. She joins the Commonwealth to discuss creating an environment where a diverse set of people have a sense of belonging. This is an early release for the Ecosystem Builder Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast, co-hosted by Nick Castner, here: https…
 
Behind the Scenes! The Commonwealth is growing. We're producing another show, designing a line of merchandise and expanding our team. We brought everyone together for a socially distant brainstorm on theme, tone and other big elements to our brand. However, we want to hear from the people who have always been in our corner - our audience. You! We a…
 
The job market is quickly changing. How do prepare for the future? Our guest today provides the answer. Megan Elliott is an educator, entrepreneur and changemaker within higher education. She joins the Commonwealth of Unique People to discuss her perspective on preparing students for the future of work. Megan is the founding director of the Johnny …
 
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