Hey, Gina! Thank you! I'm glad my writing style aligns with you and it was clear, simple and effective.

Ultimately, that's my goal, to communicate valuable ideas.

As for formatting podcast episodes, check out this article: https://byanthonyboyd.com/7-indespensible-tips-for-recording-your-podcast-382d009582ad

There's a section where I spoke about the "3 act structure." Maybe that will help some.

Also, if you're interested in getting your podcast out there, there's a new platform out called "Audea." It's a platform that's built purely on the idea of audio search, spoken word content and centralizing discovery of new podcasts.

It's free and I'm excited about it. Just go to audea.io and sign up!

I'll be sure to check out your podcast!

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But being wrong and strong is holding us back.

The person you’re trying to convert, convince or persuade has a vested interest in their folly.

People tend to piece together their identities based off of opinions they’ve formed from fragments of information, schools of thought and narratives.

And whether this information is factual or not comes second, third or even last, to the benefits of identifying with a particular conglomerate of mixed truths and half truths.

In other words, latching on to a group identity and making it our identity is safe.

This is why it’s risky to persuade someone to change their mind on an issue.

It’s also…

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I’m producing more podcasts than writing these days.

I’ve been super busy lately and publishing my writing has fallen to the wayside.

But I still have a message. So, I’ve pivoted to audio — specifically in the form of short form audio logs and long form podcasts.

Although I’m a decent writer, with regard to being able communicate my message clearly, I’m better at speaking than I am at writing.

And there’s so many avenues for audio which makes it much easier to scale my content.

I also want to state that producing audio content — that you’re not going to over edit — is almost frictionless if…

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And so are time machines.

You would make the same mistakes simply because you’re the same flawed person.

If you could go back in time to change a few things in your life, would you?

Better yet, could you?

It’s easy to think that, with the information we have now, we would have done better in previous circumstances.

This narrative usually sounds like: “If I knew then, what I knew now, things would be different.”

But would it be different? Not with the current version of yourself.

If, by some miracle, you were able to transport yourself into the distant(or not so distant) past, you…

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Don’t box yourself in.

But how much security can we utilize before our systems become non-functional?

As a leader, I rarely played it safe because I understood that the cost of playing it safe was way more expensive than taking risks.

Even if I screwed up, there was much knowledge and, more importantly, wisdom to be gleaned from the experience.

Most people don’t want to be blamed when something goes wrong.

But the problem with that attitude is that too much safety robs your system of utility. For example, in the cyber security world, there’s a such thing as too much security.

But how…

Side quests makes you forget why you’re here.

When I was a kid, I loved role-playing games.

RPGs like: The Final Fantasy Series, Chrono Trigger, Saga Frontier and Zelda were amongst my favorites.

I enjoyed the missions strictly for the plot and character development.

Each time a new role-playing game came out, I thought of it as a new adventure I’d embark on.

But it seems somewhere along the line, emphasis was shifted from substantive plots to superfluous side quests.

My younger brother would always urge me to “do the side quests” when all I wanted to do was play the main story.

I’d end up getting lost…

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Risks and all

Life is meant to be lived, whatever that means for you, however, living life is not about living in your head.

When we were children, we were carefree, bold and determined to get what we wanted. We didn’t care about the “risks” involved, as a matter of fact, we had no concept of risk. If we wanted something, we simply went after it.

But as we’ve gotten older, we learned fear.

And this fear is simply based in the story we tell ourselves about the path to get to where we want to go — risks and all.

So, we…

If there’s one thing we know for sure about life, it’s that things change.

Accepting that things change allows for us to allocate our energy efficiently. We don’t waste energy complaining about things we can’t change.

When we embrace change, we stay flexible.

We stay fluid.

Because the fact of the matter is that when we are too rigid, we are too brittle.

And life is too long for us to keep breaking.

So, the best way forward is adaptability. Build yourself for bumpy roads and not just for smooth sailing. …

Anthony Boyd

I write at the intersection of leadership, self-improvement and psychology. | byanthonyboyd.com

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