Mission Daily podcast

Mission Daily

Embark on a transformative journey with Stephanie Postles and Albert Chou as they venture into the realm of entrepreneurship, finance, personal growth, health, and contrarian thinking. Every episode offers vital lessons for the driven executive or entrepreneur, equipping you with an expansive skillset applicable to your day-to-day life. Elevate your career, health, finances, relationships, and wisdom, one episode at a time. This is not just a podcast; it's a crucial touchpoint in your personal development. Give it a listen – your future self will thank you. Every week, new insights await your discovery. Subscribe now.

Embark on a transformative journey with Stephanie Postles and Albert Chou as they venture into the realm of entrepreneurship, finance, personal growth, health, and contrarian thinking. Every episode offers vital lessons for the driven executive or entrepreneur, equipping you with an expansive skillset applicable to your day-to-day life. Elevate your career, health, finances, relationships, and wisdom, one episode at a time. This is not just a podcast; it's a crucial touchpoint in your personal development. Give it a listen – your future self will thank you. Every week, new insights await your discovery. Subscribe now.

 

#529

Why You Don't Need a Personal Brand

These days, it feels like everyone's jumping on the "personal brand" bandwagon. But as an executive and business owner, should you really be following suit? In today's episode, I sit down with Albert to discuss who should - and more importantly, who shouldn't - build a personal brand! We discuss: ---Not a Universal Necessity: Personal branding isn't mandatory for everyone's success. Assess your content creation passion before diving in. ---Passion and Commitment: Effective personal branding demands genuine enthusiasm and a significant investment of time and effort. ---Authenticity is Key: Authentic engagement trumps outsourcing or imitation. Your personal brand should reflect your true self. ---Evaluate the ROI: Before committing to personal branding, weigh the potential return against other business or career priorities. What are your thoughts? Do you think building a personal brand is a necessity for today's business leaders? Let us know in the comments or by emailing info@mission.org! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:45

21 Feb 2024


#528

5 Essential Skills to Future-Proof Your Career

Google And UPS laid off 12,000 employees. Amazon cuts hundreds of employees from their workforce. Could your job be next on the chopping block? With companies flush with cash and AI reshaping the job market, it's time to scrutinize what the future holds for employment.  In this episode, Albert and I dive deep into the transformative role of AI in the workforce and the indispensable skills you need to future-proof your career now! We unravel the significance of emotional intelligence, critical thinking, adaptability, and the critical evaluation of information in an AI-driven era.  This conversation is not just about understanding the changes; it's about mastering them to secure your place in the workforce.  Join us as we explore: ---The impact of AI and automation on jobs and industries ---5 Essential Skills to Future-Proof Your Career ---Strategies for personal and professional development in the face of technological change Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

39 MINS

39:31

15 Feb 2024


#527

The Three Things You MUST Have to Run a Successful Business

Passion. Time. Money. These are the pillars every business leader must juggle. Neglect one, and suddenly it feels like your business is in the driver's seat, leaving you scrambling in the backseat. We define these core categories as: the PASSION you hold for your work, the TIME you get away from the grind, and the MONEY you're accumulating on this entrepreneurial journey. In today’s episode, Albert and I dive into: ---The inevitable drain of passion without enough personal downtime. ---The trap of doing what you love without a sustainable financial payoff – though tweaking your financial expectations might offer a way out. ---The emptiness of chasing money for money's sake. ---How to craft a life that isn't at the mercy of every dollar. ---The case for time being the ultimate game-changer among the three categories. If you enjoyed this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe! Every subscribe helps us keep this show going. Questions, comments, stories? Let us know by emailing info@mission.org! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

41 MINS

41:45

07 Feb 2024


#526

How I Found Spirituality After Losing It All

Five years ago, I entered a dark night of the soul. I was facing divorce, infidelity, and a near-bankrupt business - all while pregnant with twins. Life felt like it was crumbling around me. It was at this point that I thought to myself, “This can’t all be happening without reason.” That thought kickstarted a deep awakening inside me, and I began exploring something I had not yet focused on in my life: Spirituality and Religion.  This episode is sponsored by Shopify. Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. Whether you’re selling online, on social media, or in person, Shopify has you covered on every base. With Shopify you can sell physical and digital products. You can sell services, memberships, ticketed events, rentals and even classes and lessons. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period at http://shopify.com/missiondaily On today’s episode, I share this spiritual journey with Albert, including what I’ve learned so far and what I am still discovering.  We discuss: ---The influence of psychedelics on my spiritual awakening ---What books and resources I’ve found valuable ---How this connection with something bigger has led to a newfound sense of self and confidence in the universe ---Why I still don’t prescribe to one “religion” This is the perfect conversation for those who are interested in peeling back the fabric of reality and entertaining what might be underneath. I’d love to hear from you! What have you experimented with, what books and writings do you lean on, and what are your stories of spiritual awakening? Drop them in the comments below! (00:00) Introduction and Personal Empowerment (01:09) Exploring Religion and Spirituality (04:20) Questioning and Expanding the Mind (09:59) Psychedelic Spiritual Experiences (12:42) Reading and Learning about Religion (14:42) Recommendations for Personal Development  (20:14) Future Plans  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

24 MINS

24:16

01 Feb 2024


#525

Generate Endless New Ideas With This One Tip

Are you ready to step beyond the conventional?  Join your hosts, Steph and Albert, as they challenge traditional thinking and push the limits of creativity and innovation. In this episode, we’re tackling a range of thought-provoking topics: ---Handling criticism and maintaining openness to diverse viewpoints. ---The art of looking beyond your field for inspiration. ---The connections between quantum physics, meditation, and personal development. ---The influence of diverse thought processes on creativity and breaking traditional norms. Tune in as we encourage mindset expansion, celebrate the boldness of new ideas, and discuss how to foster an innovator's mindset in everyday life. How do you boost your creativity? Let us know in the comments below or email us at info@mission.org, as we navigate this exciting journey together. (00:00) Preview and introduction to  (00:16) Our First Public Hater  (00:41) Quantum Physics, Meditation, and New Year Resolutions  (01:33) Exploring Ideas Outside Your Niche (05:57) The Secret To Innovation  (07:25) Staying in One's Lane vs. Exploring  (10:20) Dealing with Criticism and Staying Curious (15:41) The Importance of Learning from Various Industries (18:59) The Power of Diverse Thoughts and Ideas (23:14) Embracing Diverse Perspectives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Jan 2024

29 MINS

29:07

25 Jan 2024


#524

How To Accomplish Your Goals in 2024

56% of people drop their New Year's resolutions within the first month, and a staggering 91% give up by year's end. If individuals are quick to quit in their personal endeavors, imagine the impact on the energy they bring to work. This reveals a glaring gap between our desires and the steps required to achieve them. Today, Albert and Stephanie are sharing a 5 step plan for goal setting that you can use in business and in life. The focus is not on setting an ambitious year-long target and hoping you magically cross the finish line. It's about laying out tangible, weekly and quarterly steps that transform success from a possibility to a certainty. In this episode, they unveil their goal-setting methodology that's not only led to extraordinary results but also encourages a culture of transparency and accountability within your team. What's inside? ---The reality about abandoned goals ---Merging personal aspirations with company goals ---Effective goal setting strategies  ---Proven tactics to help you achieve your goals What do you think about the goal setting methodology they share in today’s episode? Join the discussion in the comments, or reach out at [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) ! (00:00) Preview and Introduction (01:27) Vision and Goal Setting at a Company Level (03:52)Individual Visions and its Impact on Professional Success (09:26) Visualizing Goals to Build Confidence  (12:11) The Power of Visualization  (16:36) Goal Setting Strategies  (24:19) The Importance of Pursuing Personal Interests (29:52) Aligning Personal Visions with Company Goals (31:09) Developing New Projects while Maintaining Core Responsibilities  (35:37) Collaborative Goal Setting and Accountability  (37:29) What's Our Long-Term Vision? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

44 MINS

44:14

17 Jan 2024


#523

When Routine Becomes Your Worst Enemy

Ready to break free from the ordinary and redefine your life's path? Join Steph in this solo episode as she delves into her transformative journey where she discovered the power of new environments and perspectives in reshaping her life. What was covered? ---Breaking the cycle of monotony ---The significant role of environment in personal growth ---Insights from quantum physics for life transformation ---Steph's solo trip to a Dominican treehouse village ---Gaining new perspectives from unique experiences ---Changing your reality by altering perceptions This episode is a beacon for those seeking to revitalize their life's direction and gain fresh insights.  Be prepared to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewed purpose! What steps have you taken to transform your life? Share your experiences in the comments section or contact us at [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) ! (00:00) Intro & Steph’s Quest for Change (01:25) Reflecting on New Year's Resolutions (02:59 Exploring Quantum Physics and Vibrations (06:57) Steph's Solo Trip to the Dominican Republic (09:42) Gaining New Perspectives & Ideas (12:05) Reimagining Life Goals and Vision (14:32) The Power of Environment Changes (20:05) Encouraging Personal Exploration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jan 2024

23 MINS

23:27

10 Jan 2024


#522

5 Steps to Build a Better You in 2024

Are you ready to embrace the new year with a fresh perspective on self-improvement and personal growth? Join Stephanie and Albert in today's episode as they explore actionable steps for achieving a more fulfilling life. What was covered? ---The trap of self-comparison and how to avoid it ---Embracing gratitude for a happier life ---Key steps for personal growth and self-improvement ---Finding balance in life's pursuits ---Envisioning and planning for a sustainable future This episode is all about setting the stage for a fresh new year, filled with personal achievements and strategic planning. Get ready to be inspired to make meaningful changes in your life! What are your goals for personal growth? Comment on YouTube or reach out at [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) ! (00:00) Introduction  (00:46) Things we've left behind in 2023 (04:40) How to set barriers and boundaries   (06:20) Where does the drive for success come from?  (10:23) Stephanie's new approach to gratitude and reflection (16:35) What Albert is adding to 2024 (28:08) What Stephanie is adding to 2024   (31:00) New content Mission will release this year  (35:25) Creative products & content by Mission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jan 2024

45 MINS

45:50

03 Jan 2024


#521

The Power of Nonviolent Communication: Words That Heal, Not Hurt

Are you effectively communicating without conflict? Discover the art of Nonviolent Communication in today’s episode as Stephanie and Albert delve into the power of empathy and clarity in communication.  What was covered? ---Understanding the essence of Nonviolent Communication ---The role of empathy in effective communication ---Strategies for expressing needs without aggression ---Navigating professional and personal relationships through mindful communication ---Practical examples of Nonviolent Communication in action This episode is all about enhancing communication skills to foster healthy relationships and understanding. Not only that, you’re also preparing yourself for parenthood and making sure your children grow up in a positive and harmonious environment! Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments on YouTube or email us at info@mission.org. (00:00) Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (00:51) Observation Without Evaluation (05:16) Avoiding Violent Communication (10:25) Understanding and Expressing Feelings (14:56) The Significance of Needs in Communication (19:02) Importance of Making Clear Requests (23:39) Taking Responsibility with Language (32:22) Applying Nonviolent Communication in Relationships (37:08) Mission Daily’s Homework Assignment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Dec 2023

43 MINS

43:05

27 Dec 2023


#520

The Surprising Truth Behind Santa Claus - What Parents NEED to Know

Did your kids make it on the nice list this year? Join Stephanie and Albert as they unpack the good and bad about the myth of Santa Claus.  They explore the history of Santa Claus, discuss a real-life alternative, and provide arguments for and against introducing the Santa Claus myth in your home.  The key topics they discuss are: ---The dark side of using the naughty and nice list to nudge children toward certain behaviors ---Why the language you use around positive and negative behaviors matters (especially for more sensitive children) ---A new way to think about “Good” and “Bad” ---How to reframe these stories to better fit your family’s values You know your kid best. You know your family values best. This episode is all about raising thoughtful discussion to support informed parenting. Let us know your thoughts! Leave a comment on YouTube or email [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) .  Mentions: --- [The Story of St. Nick] (https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/santa-claus) --- [Nonviolent Communication (Book] (https://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Life-Changing-Relationships/dp/189200528X) ) --- [Mary Magdalene] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Magdalene) Please note: Stephanie mentions an episode of Mission Daily that discusses the book “Nonviolent Communication.” This episode will be released on December 27th.  (00:00) Preview (00:36) The Santa Claus Debate (05:43) Saint Nicholas vs. Modern Santa Claus (07:30) Importance of Unconditional Love in Parenting (10:14) Challenges in Parenting and Communication (12:07) Cultural Norms and Parental Expectations (15:15) Impact of Parental Actions and Words on Children (20:29) Personal Parenting Experiences and Insights (23:55) Sibling Dynamics and Navigating Complex Family Relationships (28:54) Parental Influence on Individual Growth (34:24) Reflections on Personal Relationships and Divorce (36:58) Making The Right Choices in Parenting and Personal Life (42:38) The Role of Education and Parenting Philosophies (45:36) Influence of External Knowledge on Parenting (48:41) Closing Thoughts on Parenting and Personal Growth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Dec 2023

54 MINS

54:26

20 Dec 2023


#519

Building a 'Yes' Life on Your Terms

You don’t have to be rich to build the life of your dreams. In today’s episode of Mission Daily, Albert shares how he’s built a life that allows him to say “Yes!” to the things he loves.  Many people fall into the trap of believing that the only way they can live their “dream” life is by accumulating more debt, working more hours, or putting their passions and hobbies on hold.  Albert sees it differently. Throughout his life and career, he’s prioritized two key goals: surfing and family. Every decision he’s made - from working as a teacher to buying an older car to working in the tech world - has been to support those goals.  Albert’s story is about taking on life’s opportunities, prioritizing what matters, and building a life based on his values. He will happily say no to the things that don’t matter so he can say ‘heck yes’ to the things that do. Despite not following traditional paths, Albert shows us how adaptability and positive choices can lead to a fulfilling life.  At the end of this episode, you’ll learn a series of frameworks and techniques to apply this philosophy to your life. (00:00) Introduction to Albert Chou (02:36) The Beginning of the 'Yes' Life (05:49) Building a Non-traditional Career (11:58) Navigating Personal and Professional Growth (17:45) Overcoming Challenges During the Housing Crisis (22:32) Stepping into the Tech World (26:13) Joining Mission and Diesel Jack (29:07) The Philosophy of Saying Yes (33:05) Integrating Family into Life Goals (38:33) Concluding Thoughts and Advice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

40 MINS

40:22

18 Dec 2023


#518

Ready for 2024? Financial Strategies to Elevate Your Biz

As the year comes to a close, it's time for some serious financial assessments.  Join Stephanie Postles and Albert Chou in this episode of Mission Daily as they delve into the key strategies for small business owners to end the year strong. From smart investment tips to essential financial assessments, they cover it all.  Whether you're looking to streamline your expenses, optimize your profits, or just get your financial ducks in a row, this episode is packed with practical advice and actionable tips. Tune in and get ready to transform your financial approach as we head into the new year! (00:00) Preview and Introduction (01:07) Managing Expenses and Margins Effectively (08:08) Payroll and Employee Management Strategies (16:19) Assessing Employee Workload and Revenue Contribution (19:24) Financial Runway and Emergency Fund Planning (20:51) Strategies for Pre-Paying and Managing Profits (26:51) Differences Between Tax Deductions and Credits (34:15) End-of-Year Financial Strategies and Investment Tips Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

37 MINS

37:37

13 Dec 2023


#517

Forget Toys, It's All About Experiences this Holiday Season

Tired of the Same Old Gifts? 🎁  Say goodbye to predictable presents and hello to unforgettable experiences. This episode of Mission Daily is all about the power of meaningful gifts that don’t come wrapped in shiny paper.  We’ll share personal stories, a few chuckles, and insights on how to give gifts in a way that truly matters. Perfect for anyone looking to make their next gift truly special. Tune in, get inspired, and let's shake up the way we think about presents. Got a memorable gift story? Drop it in the comments! (00:00) Introduction (00:34) Albert's Unique Take on Gift-Giving (03:17) The No-Gift Policy Explained (05:17) Stephanie's Perspective on Experiential Gifting (08:26) The Value of Shared Experiences (11:53) Creative Gifting Ideas for Kids and Adults (15:37) Reflecting on the Impact of Gifts (17:48) Gift-Giving Among Adults (19:19) Episode Wrap-Up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Dec 2023

22 MINS

22:43

06 Dec 2023


#516

The Untold Truth of Battling Stress as an Entrepreneur

Is stress affecting you as an entrepreneur? How can you overcome it? In this episode, Stephanie and Albert delve into the world of entrepreneurship and the challenges that come with building a successful business. With a focus on finding balance in the chaos of business, we share our personal experiences and the tactics we’ve adopted to transform stress into a tool for growth and success.  Whether you're a startup founder, a seasoned CEO, or an aspiring business leader, this episode is filled with insights to help you navigate the demands of your professional and personal life. Turn your stress into an asset for your entrepreneurial journey and comment below if you found our insights helpful! (00:00) Introduction (00:34) The Reality of Entrepreneurial Stress (01:35) Financial and Personal Stresses in Business (03:22) Strategies for Managing Stress as a Leader (07:41) Emotional and Physical Effects of Stress (09:11) Shifting Mindset to Overcome Challenges (11:03) Practical Tools for Stress Management (17:43) The Power of Physical Activity and Nature (23:06) Innovative Approaches to Stress Relief (26:50) The Importance of Self-Care in Leadership (29:25) Breathing and Meditation Techniques Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Nov 2023

37 MINS

37:35

29 Nov 2023


#515

How to Build a Mission-Driven Brand (and why you are probably doing it wrong)

How do you build a brand that lasts AND saves the world? According to Steph and Albert - it all starts with profit. The duo discusses why you should build a sustainable and profitable business first before trying to pursue social missions and ideals. They uncover: ---Why Albert only focuses on hiring for talent not for diversity ---How some businesses tie social impact into their profit model ---Why you can’t check all the “idealism” boxes - and shouldn’t try ---Examples of people and companies that have done this right ---Why having more financial freedom will set you free so you can tackle social impact goals for the long term. Mentions: ---Patagonia ---Simple Modern ---Aviation Nation ---American Giant ---Morgan's Wonderland ---Tom's Shoes ---Walmart ---Chick-fil-A Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Nov 2023

38 MINS

38:05

17 Nov 2023


#514

Crypto ETF Explained: What Investors Need to Know

What are Crypto ETFs? And how will they change the crypto investment landscape?  Today, Albert and Stephanie explore the potential impact of Crypto ETFs coming to major players like Fidelity, Vanguard, and BlackRock.  With only 2-3% of people currently invested in cryptocurrencies - according to Albert’s math - could crypto ETFs open a new market of potential investors? And what would this do to the price of Bitcoin or other existing cryptocurrencies?  In this episode, you will learn: ---(01:00) What is an ETF? And what is a Crypto ETF? Why does this news matter? ---(04:55) Why SEC-approved Bitcoin ETFs could dramatically expand investment access to people looking to get exposure to cryptocurrency but not wanting to burden themselves with the perceived “risk” of purchasing Bitcoin directly --- (00:11:00) Side Rant: Why buying Bitcoin directly from a platform like Coinbase really isn’t that risky and may be a better option --- (00:16:00) The pros and cons of a Crypto ETF vs purchasing Crypto directly What are your thoughts? Would you invest in a Crypto ETF? Let Steph and Albert know by hitting them up on LinkedIn [@StephaniePostles] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniepostles/) and [@choualbert] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/choualbert/) . If you liked this episode, please save the flowers (and my job) by subscribing to Mission Daily wherever you listen to podcasts. Every subscription helps us reach new listeners and grow the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Nov 2023

24 MINS

24:41

02 Nov 2023


#513

Live More By Doing Less: How to Slow Down and “See” Life

[Louis Marchetti] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-marchetti-b513612/) , a longtime investor and business advisor, lived life in the fast lane until a near-death experience from a sudden cardiac arrest jolted him to reassess his priorities.  It's a common misconception among high achievers that a jam-packed schedule equates to success; any downtime implies lost momentum. Too frequently, we “look, but don’t see” - rushing from moment to moment in life so fast that we forget why we are working so hard to begin with. On today’s episode, Stephanie and Louis debunk this myth and explore the power of taking a pause.  Mentions: Books: --- [Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges] (https://www.amazon.com/Transitions-Making-Sense-Lifes-Changes/dp/0738285404) --- [The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han] (https://www.amazon.com/Burnout-Society-Byung-Chul-Han/dp/0804795096) --- [Think Again by Adam Grant] (https://adamgrant.net/book/think-again/) --- [Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari] (https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Yuval-Noah-Harari-audiobook/dp/B0741F3M7C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sapiens+by+Yuval+Noah+Harari&qid=1698248738&s=books&sr=1-1) --- [The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown] (https://danbrown.com/the-davinci-code/) Podcasts: --- [Brené Brown's interview with Father Richard Rohr] (https://brenebrown.com/podcast/spirituality-certitude-and-infinite-love-part-1-of-2/) --- [Joe Rogan’s interview with Gabor Maté] (https://www.jrepodcast.com/guest/dr-gabor-mate/) Events: --- [Summit Series conference] (https://summit.co/) --- [Esalen workshops in Big Sur, CA] (https://www.esalen.org/) --- [Burning Man festival] (https://burningman.org/) Other: --- [Mont Blanc in France] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Blanc) --- [Vista Equity Partners private equity firm] (https://www.vistaequitypartners.com/) --- [Opus Dei Catholic institution] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opus_Dei) --- [Wim Hof breathing method] (https://www.wimhofmethod.com/breathing-exercises) --- [Thomas Merton] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Merton) (Author) --- [Ascension Leadership Academy training] (https://pages.alaeq.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Oct 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:45

25 Oct 2023


#512

Homeowner’s Insurance Nightmare: What to Do When Systems Fail You

Albert vents about an ongoing insurance debacle that is costing him thousands. When a neighbor's unit caused extensive water damage to his rental property, Albert found himself stuck in bureaucratic finger-pointing instead of seeing solutions. He and co-host Stephanie discuss the frustrating experience of having "systems" like homeowner’s insurance fail you in times of crisis. They share perspectives on how to handle life's curveballs gracefully when wronged and not let anger take over. Key Moments: (00:00) Introduction (03:20) What’s going on at Albert’s rental property? (05:58) The complicated homeowner’s insurance claim process (11:48) The pros and cons of owning a townhouse vs single family home (13:44) How one disaster can erase real estate profit for years (16:30) How to manage feelings of revenge and being "made whole" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Oct 2023

25 MINS

25:49

20 Oct 2023


#511

What You Should Do with $10,000: Creative Ways to Double Your Money

Jigsaw has captured your loved one. He’s given you $10,000 and told you that if you don’t come back with double the cash in 60 days, he will do the unthinkable… So, what do you do? This Halloween-themed question posed by Albert sparked a fun conversation with Stephanie about what businesses they would start to take $10K and turn it into $20K within 60 days. While highly unlikely you will ever find yourself in that specific scenario, their discussion offers valuable insights into entrepreneurship including: ---How to find and test existing demand in the market. ---The pros and cons of getting into the trades vs launching a digital product. ---Why you should aim for predictable cash flow versus chasing "get rich quick" schemes What would you do with $10k? Do you agree with their plans? Let us know by emailing [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Oct 2023

29 MINS

29:35

11 Oct 2023


#510

Homeowners Insurance for Beginners: When it Works, When it Doesn't, and Why it Can Feel Like a Scam

Property investor Albert explains how homeowners insurance works, when it doesn’t work at all, and why the entire model can feel like a scam after disaster strikes. Key Points: ---You’re on the hook for upfront disaster mitigation and repairs. Insurance only reimburses later, often not in full. ---With labor shortages, replacement costs far exceed insurance company estimates. They lowball based on pre-disaster rates. ---Constant climate disasters mean constant claim denials. Albert asks - is insurance even worthwhile when it fails to protect you? ---For homeowners insurance beginners, the model seems primed to collapse. Albert argues it needs an overhaul to actually cover people. What are your thoughts? Let us know by emailing info@mission.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Oct 2023

16 MINS

16:41

06 Oct 2023


#509

Why vulnerability is so important in leadership

Steph and Albert have an insightful discussion on embracing your true leadership style. They explore the importance of transparency, vulnerability, and staying true to yourself. Key Points: ---Being real about struggles helps connect with others. Vulnerability can build trust. ---Confidence is crucial when starting out. But balance with integrity. ---There's power in small, lean operations. Success looks different for everyone. ---Listen to your intuition. You already know the right path if you tune out the noise. ---Surround yourself with people who appreciate the real you. Don't try to be someone you're not. What are your thoughts? Let us know by emailing info@mission.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Sep 2023

30 MINS

30:29

27 Sep 2023


#508

Why You Should Remove (Some) Boundaries in Your Relationship

Welcome to our first NSFW Mission Daily episode, featuring awkward group massages, honest discussions about temptation, and our attempt at relationship advice.  As Steph continues to recount her more… experimental… experiences at Burning Man, she and Albert go down a rabbit hole about what you can learn from removing (or adding) boundaries in relationships. Steph shares the benefits of letting your spouse run free, and why setting “bumper pads” to prevent them from failing may actually cause more anxiety and result in deteriorating trust. Albert gives a different take - he believes that if you know what tempts you, then it’s not helpful to be put in those situations. The duo go back and forth in their signature banter-filled style, raising great points on either side. Where do you land on the debate? Let us know by emailing info@mission.org! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

20 MINS

20:36

18 Sep 2023


#507

Enjoying a "Disaster" - Steph's Unforgettable Exodus from Burning Man

Steph recounts her second year at Burning Man, where torrential rain transformed the desert into a muddy mayhem. She and her partner Jeremy leaned into the chaos, turning an evacuation into an epic adventure. With colorful stories of hitchhiking and free spirits, Steph shows how struggle can bring people together - and create unforgettable memories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Sep 2023

27 MINS

27:54

15 Sep 2023


#506

Inside the Playa: Why a CEO and Mom Would Go to Burning Man

When someone says “Burning Man”, what do you visualize?  A bunch of hippies in the desert doing drugs, getting a little too intimate, and enjoying late-night raves? Okay, maybe you aren’t that far off of reality… but as Stephanie will tell you, Burning Man is so much more than its stereotypes. In this episode, Stephanie recounts her first “Burn” and tells Albert what she discovered at the experimental community of Burning Man.  From journeying into the miles-long Playa; to discovering interactive art exhibits you can’t find anywhere else; to showering naked with a bunch of strangers… Steph shares how beyond the neon lights, she found connection, acceptance, and freedom to be herself. Key Points: ---Burning Man is about self-expression, art, and human connection - not your stereotypical music festival. ---Stephanie opens up about how the experience helped her overcome insecurities as a mom. ---She describes the inclusive community where titles and status don't matter. People connect through shared interests vs superficial small talk. ---Albert gets clarity on what actually goes down and who should consider making the desert pilgrimage. Wondering if Burning Man is right for you? Have questions about the logistics of the event? Or want to share your own stories from your first Burn? Share them with Stephanie at  [info@mission.org] (mailto:info@mission.org) .  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Sep 2023

49 MINS

49:08

02 Sep 2023


#505

Personal Responsibility in Uncertain Times: DIY Financial Tips

On today's solo episode, Albert gets real about taking responsibility for your own financial security. With so many people struggling to find work (#opentowork), he says now is the time to future-proof your money situation, not sit around waiting for the next downturn. Key Points: ---We're quick to judge others but go easy on ourselves. Time to get real about personal responsibility. ---Hard times will come. There is no such thing as guaranteed stability. ---Learn to generate cash flow through assets like real estate or small biz. Albert shares tips for how to get started. ---Live frugally. Tiny choices free up capital to invest. ---If you've got savings, put that money to work! Don't just sit waiting for the next recession. a story to share? Questions to ask? Hit Albert up at info@mission.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Aug 2023

22 MINS

22:13

16 Aug 2023


#504

How to De-Stress Your Nervous System (Part 2: Mind)

After focusing on primal, body-based practices in part one, Steph explores her favorite mental techniques to reduce anxiety and reset her nervous system. She shares: ---A new form of meditation that is actually enjoyable for her wandering mind. ---How small tweaks in language transformed Steph’s victim mentality. Could “get to” be more powerful than “have to”? ---Why feedback is a way to show love (when communicated and received correctly) ---A 2-minute journaling routine that’s easy and fun ---A reminder that sometimes your darkest days can become your best. Mentions: --- [Guided visualization meditations by Dr. Joe Dispenza] (https://www.youtube.com/@drjoedispenzaMeditations) Got a story to share? Questions to ask? Hit Stephanie up at info@mission.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Aug 2023

23 MINS

23:42

09 Aug 2023


#503

How to De-Stress Your Nervous System (Part 1: Body)

In part one of this two-part series, Steph shares her favorite primal ways to reduce anxiety and support your nervous system through body-focused practices. Get ready to scream, shake, and stretch. Mentions: --- [How & Why Somatic Experiencing Works] (https://psychcentral.com/lib/how-why-somatic-experiencing-works#1) --- [More information about Scream Therapy] (https://www.flow.is/post/scream-meditation) --- [Vagus nerve exercises] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HCG3BGK8I) --- [Body Shaking tutorial] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8KPHf1boJ0) --- [4-6-4 breathing method] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfYqWSAMCg) --- [Box Breathing] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJazKtH_9I) --- [Fast Tempo Breathing] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmn_7wr0Pk4) --- [Progressive muscle relaxation video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1h-zizAGsc) --- [Magnesium salt bath] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HLHHWJ?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_k1_1_14&amp=&crid=2QY2SKAFDD6VH&amp=&sprefix=magnesium+salt) --- [Stephanie's previous episode on 23andMe results] (https://mission.org/mission-daily/the-unexpected-ways-your-diet-may-be-affecting-your-body-and-mind/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jul 2023

22 MINS

22:29

13 Jul 2023


#502

From Tax Shock to Money Mastery: A $90,000 Lesson in Financial Health

Caught in the crosshairs of an unexpected $90,000 IRS bill? Perhaps not, but our host Albert has found himself in this very predicament. On this week's episode of Mission Daily, Albert walks us through his taxing journey - unraveling the how's and why's behind this substantial debt to the IRS and his road map for repayment. Albert and Steph delve into the realm of finance, revealing the influencers who've shaped their financial outlook and the investment strategies they are championing. Plus, they discuss the delicate balance between saving for your future while allowing yourself the freedom to have momentarily “splurges” in the present. We'd love to hear your financial stories and strategies, from navigating sudden financial shocks to balancing life's joys with savvy savings. Share your insights with our community by reaching out to us at info@mission.org. Mentions: --- [Charles Hoskinson] (https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles) --- [Dougherty Tax Solutions] (https://www.instagram.com/doughertytaxsolutions/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2023

37 MINS

37:03

05 Jul 2023


#501

Upcoming "Gutenberg Moments" - Are you ready? (And is your job safe?)

The landscape of our working world is shifting dramatically. From the rise of gig-economy positions to the increased use of AI tools at work, the dynamics of our employment paradigms are being rewritten. Today, Albert and Steph take a deep dive into the “Gutenberg moments” of our time - the revolutionary moments of disruptive innovation that irrevocably change the landscape of life and work. They discuss how these moments are less about the inventions themselves and more about the societal shifts they represent. As we approach a series of “Gutenberg moments”— notably the escalating utilization of automation and AI tools — the potential impact on employment as we know it is dramatic. As the type of work that can be done by, or aided by, machines continues to increase, being more than just competent at your job will become necessary for success. Flying under the radar will no longer suffice. You will have to stand out and demonstrate your true value. Tune in to find out how Albert and Steph recommend doing just that.   Plus, Steph shares her take on the controversial "fire and hire fast" and why she thinks full-time employment will become less common in the coming decade. This episode will leave you contemplating upcoming Gutenberg moments, the future of work, and what it all means for you. What do you think is in store for future employers and employees? Share your thoughts with us at info@mission.org. Mentions: --- [Exponential Organizations (original)] (https://www.amazon.com/Exponential-Organizations-organizations-better-cheaper-ebook/dp/B00OO8ZGC6) --- [Exponential Organizations 2.0 ] (https://openexo.com/book) --- [A16z Podcast with Peter Diamandis] (https://a16z.simplecast.com/episodes/tech-trends-fuel-for-exponential-orgs-pytYEehz) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Jun 2023

53 MINS

53:39

28 Jun 2023