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Jul 28, 2017

In a world that increasingly blends reality and fantasy, why not tack on a Star Wars Themed Resort? We talk about the Star Wars resort that Disney just announced during this installment of The Real Brian Show. Imagine the possibilities! If you've been to the Harry Potter themed park, you'll understand how fantastic that immersion experience is. Check out the links below to learn more.

Note: There will be no episodes released the first week of August. We'll catch you back here on August 7!

In This Episode

  • Brian takes a ride in a B-17 (pictures below)
  • Disney announces a Star Wars Themed Resort'
  • There's spicy food, then there's spicy Indian food
  • Back issues... and beds.

B-17 Experience

You'll have to listen to the podcast in order to hear the full story! Here are the pictures from Brian's experience in the air.

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Jul 24, 2017

In a recent episode we spent some time talking about whether or not we care what people think of us. On some level, we all let the words of others affect us and it's important to recognize it, accept it, and then process it. Closely related to this is the necessary task of living a life of balance. So many of us go through extremes: ups and downs, feast and famine, rest and overwork. In this episode we’ll spend some time exploring how balance is essential for our professional side as well as our let-loose side.

Balance

The image used for the banner in this episode is one of many, many pictures depicting a hobby known as Rock Balancing. Clever name, I know. This image shows pretty standard layering of rocks, but there are some artists who seriously excel in this craft. It becomes less of a hobby and more of a discipline, requiring patience and creativity. To see some incredible sculptures, search the Internet for Michael Grab.

Whether you’re into rock balancing or some other hobby, there is this unspoken realization that the more you practice that hobby, the better you get at it. It can be so fun or so interesting, however, that it begins to consume you. Brian uses the example of video gaming, but it’s not exclusive to that. My hobby is writing, and when I let myself get lost in a new story, it becomes all I want to do. I start ignoring my family, friends, and my daily responsibilities start backlogging.

Sometimes in order to complete a project well, you really do have to throw yourself into it entirely. And in the realm of creativity, that is OK! What we’re addressing in this episode isn’t a criticism of focusing your artistic mind, but drawing attention to the fact that when something, anything, becomes all consuming so that other essential and important aspects of life get ignored, it might require us to pull back, refocus, distribute our attention, and then dive back in.

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Jul 21, 2017

It's that time of the week, again. Hump day is over and done. That awkward day between hump day and the weekend is also gone. Which can only mean that it's SUPERHERO FRIDAY and we have a podcast ready for you to enjoy. Thanks, once again, to the faithful Nightfox for his wonderful presence on The Real Brian Show. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

In This Episode

  • Tell us, Nightfox, about your Golf Rage
  • Feedback we received on Episode 70
  • Shockingly polarizing reactions to dressing and how it illicit responses from everyone around us
  • That leads us into our serious topic... do you care what people think of you?
  • Moves: Spider-Man. Valerian (you know, with the guy who was in the last Spider-Man reboot).

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Jul 17, 2017

Represent yourself! In this episode, Antonio Centeno joins Brian to discuss personal branding. He has a fascinating backstory, from a U.S. Marine to Philosophy major at Cornell to an entrepreneur, Antonio now finds himself in the niche of a lifestyle and business coach, His approach to personal branding is not outlandish, it's not absurdly expensive, it's actually based on a very customizable approach to dressing: Find It, Own It. By establishing some basic parameters, like wearing clothes that fit, Antonio demonstrates that transitioning into a person brand isn't all that difficult.

In This Episode

  • Intro to Antonio Centeno
  • First attempt at business yielded interest in an indirect way
  • Diverted from selling suits to selling tips
  • Starting Menfluential Media
  • MINDSET! Moving from scarcity mentality to abundance mentality
  • Choosing optimisim

Personal Brand

Antonio Centeno is the founder of Real Men Real Style and a co-founder of Menfluential, a men's lifestyle and business conference. He has created thousands of articles & videos on men's style and is the creator of the internet's best style course for professionals - The Personal Image Blueprint.

Though Antonio's advice is geared mostly toward men, a lot of the principles he defines are excellent advice to both men and women. Perhaps most of his videos, like What Does Your Facial Hair Signal and 20 Things Men Should Never Wear, aren't exactly translatable between genders, but his tips extend beyond specifically dressing better. Antonio has a ton of resources around communication skills, traveling, and, most significantly mindset (like How To Reset A Bad Day). Go check out his website! NOW!

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Jul 14, 2017

Happy Superhero Friday! The Nightfox joins the Real Brian to end your week in style and to provide a very important rule of thumb: don't kiss your chickens. It is hypothesized that the chicken was first domesticated to be used for cockfights, not for food. Since there are 25 billion of them in the world, making them the most populous bird of any species, we suppose there's enough to accomplish both now. We've got a great lineup for you today, some real stories about road rage and reviews of video games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Diablo 3, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

In This Episode

  • Road Rage: It's real and it's scary and what the heck is going on?
  • Do video games kill people? Or do they reinforce already bad behavior? Discuss!
  • The Firecracka Unicorn... only comes out once a year
  • We're playing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Is the Necromancer for Diablo 3 worth it? Discuss!

Don't Kiss Your Chickens

It's that time of year... time for the summer blockbusters! Wonder Woman and Transformers have nearly already left screens, but now we have Spider-Man and Valerian coming out! We'll be watching these in the next week, so if you plan to do the same, why not write in and give us your reaction?

What movie is on your hotlist this summer?

Jul 10, 2017

From heartache and confusion comes an incredible legacy of kindness and goodness. Suzanne Miller shares the powerful story of her daughter's impactful life and how the concept Do A Liz Thing came about. We're so excited to share this interview with you because of what a great reminder it is on how simple showing kindness can be. By taking the focus off of ourselves and projecting our attention outward, we can unwittingly (or wittingly) touch someone else's life.

In This Episode

  • What do you nerd out about?
  • Suzanne shares the story of her daughter's life and epilepsy diagnosis
  • Liz's death spawned hundreds of notes about how she touched different lives
  • Where "Do a Liz Thing" was born
  • Taking the focus off of ME in order to do something for someone else
  • Faith, and an understanding of her eternal destiny, inspired Liz to live big

Liz Thing

Sharing our random acts of kindness can sometimes feel like we're patting ourselves on the back or getting a high off how great we are for being nice, but Suzanne Miller and her family turned it into a mode of encouragement. After her daughter's death, the Miller family received hundreds of letters from people they'd never met who described very detailed, particular stories about how Liz touched their life. Liz was an encouragement, a blessing, and a miracle to every life she touched.

Doing a Liz Thing doesn't mean bragging about the kind thing you did, but actually doing the kind thing. The Facebook page Suzanne and her family set up is an opportunity for people to humbly share how they helped someone in need in order to encourage others to do the same.

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