62: Saying Goodbye To Social Media

Recently I’ve watches a few popular youtubers share their move towards removing social media apps from their phones. It’s not a total goodbye to social media but it a huge step in putting the phone down and being more present. Some limit their social media time to desktops and even tablets. I have had success in just setting light boundaries on myself. For example when I get home from work my phone is put down and lending my full attention to my family. Websites like reddit and YouTube are still big for me but are now limited to the last hours of the day when the kids are asleep. I haven’t misses sites like Instagram or Facebook much with the exception of an occasional post I don’t spend as much time consuming that content. It’s been nice to take a step back but where do you stand with social media. Do you feel it’s time for a break. Start small with things like no phones at the dinner table or even removing one app you done use as much. 

53: Peloton

What is up you guys today we are talking about the fitness company Peloton. They sell a spin cycle and a treadmill as well as a fitness app if you don’t want to spend the money or have a cycle or tree of your own. So who is this device for, is it worth the money, and what do we think about it?

52: Kora Fitness Apparel

Becoming a brand ambassador can be an appealing thing for some on social media. however is it really worth selling a product with the intent to make a commission to your followers? During the time when posting with products is no longer considered selling out but rather a form of legitimizing yourself what’s the reality of being a brand ambassador. In todays episode I talk about Kora fitness apparel. They are a company who donates a portion of their product sales to one of four charities that you the buyer can choose from. The cloths look nice on the site however this is not a product review but rather a look into becoming a brand ambassador. This is also not a shot against Kora nor is it praising their products. They popped up on my social media radar and I am simply using them as an example to analyze and ask questions. Thank you guys for your continued support of the podcast and enjoy.

51: Demonizing Food

Drink a case of beer every night and they will say you have a drinking problem. Eat fast food every day for lunch and they will ask to go with you next time. Where do you draw the line with food. do you demonize eating in excess or do you justify eating out more than once a weed because of convienence? Lets talk about it?

50: Rodecaster Pro Review/Preview

Today Im reviewing/previewing the Rodecaster Pro. A one stop shop mixer for the podcast enthusiast and even prosumer podcaster. Often Im asked about my set up but with the way I've wired things to work for me it would be too lengthy an episode. So instead I thought id share my thoughts on a new product from Rode that I would recommend to anyone starting out that wants to invest in some good equipment.

49: Celery Juice

Today we're talking juice. Well celery juice to be specific. Is it beneficial, why do you juice, and more. My wife and I started in on this celery juicing thing at the beginning of the year. I got into it as a means of support as well as to try something new that is health related. Will it work? does it work? i’m not sure but even if there is a shift in my approach towards health and dieting then it will have done something positive.

48: The Real Price Of Eating Out

Eating out is not cheap by any stretch. Today I talk a little about how I am approaching eating out in 2019 and what goes through my mind when Im asked about going to eat out. Eating out is not cheap by any stretch. It can add up really fast. Last month my wife and I took a look at the finances after out winter vacation and we were surprised at how much money we spent on food alone. Now i’m not talking about groceries. Im talking fast food as well as bad foods like muffins from Costco and donuts. looking at the money you can save by cutting out those weekday lunch runs can be a huge tip in the scale for you financially as well as with your health.

47: Recording In The Car

Today I take the podcast on the road (literally) with an in car podcast. I have tried time after time to get a podcast I can be happy with while in the car but road noise among other things have always held me back. As I continue to learn how to edit and what will ultimately be acceptable in my book I will keep trying.

46: w/guest Jesse a Salon Owner & Stylist

IMG_2437.JPG

Longest episode to date I think. Today we have guest Jesse on the podcast. He is a salon owner and well as hair stylist. In this episode Jesse shares his knowledge of the biz, we touch on social media, and at one point forget were even recording a podcast as the conversation continues. A huge thank you to those who continue to support the podcast as I grow into finding my voice on this platform. What started out as a primarily fitness themed show is now evolving into something I am really excited about. Be sure to check out Jesse as well as Blur Hair Studios on Instagram.