We need these episodes with the boys. Inevitably, they help us retouch on ideas we’ve heard, and explore new ones due to the collaboration at hand. Mike is not the only one who has experienced a revolution on how he views the world over the years. Jon, Foley, Blue, and Versace have been in many of the same trenches as Mike. 5 minds are better than 1. Just don’t tell that to your professor.
One significant idea touched on was the evolution of our society when it comes to career exploration. You will hear nowadays from motivational speakers and influencers, “The 20s are the new teens.” But how should you interpret that statement?
Think about the opportunities we have at our fingertips because of technology: we can learn a particular skill, we can research a specific topic, and we can create whatever our mind churns up all within seconds. Everything that used to be hard in the past required time and money to explore, but now, it is significantly lesser. For example, when someone wants to pursue music today, they can set out all the steps from creation to spreading their art all on their own. It is not only affordable but easy to begin. The best part? We have the time to experiment, the time we find out we don’t like it, and the time to find something new again.
This idea leads into another topic touched on profoundly: creative energy. We think those who generate amazing ideas all the time do it without effort and in spontaneity. But the reality is creative energy operates in a flow. Putting your face in social media and aspiring to have the same lifestyles as others go directly against that flow. That’s why it’s essential to detach from those types of distractions.
What you will find is, in that void, you will have more time to formulate original thoughts and ideas. Then, once you grab ahold of that initial spark, you keep it going. Set time out of your day to hear your thoughts and make sure they are going in the right direction. That is how people harness their creative energy. It does not happen in an instant, it takes time.
Throughout the episode, you will find other significant bits of knowledge. You will find some great books mentioned, as well as some great call-ins. Want to know if you should trade your dad bod in for a six-pack? There’s advice on that too. Check out the episode recap below to take you to a specific point.
As always, thank you to all our listeners out there. Special thanks to Jon Kilmer and the rest of the team for making this all come to life. You can tune in on Apple, Spotify, Youtube, and on our podcast website at ynkpodcast.com. Above, you will find the links to access these channels. Please feel free to comment and tell us how we are doing.
Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean? is a weekly lifestyle podcast hosted by musician Mike Stud. It is a show about the meaning of life, the payoffs of positive thinking, and the ability to be able to stop and smell the roses.