Crooked Butterfly Podcast
By Brian Chontosh
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This is me, sharing where I'm arriving in thoughts, perspectives, and ideas after a dynamic 21 years with the Marine Corps and wrestling with "Who Am I"; authentically, and Who Do I Want To Be" now that the military construct is not forcibly shadowing my life. I've found that Nature and tackling the physical & emotional challenges that ultra endurance adventuring provide more insight and clarity on the why's of my experiences and the where's I can seek continued personal growth.
||CleanWhat kind of Leader was I?||I received a DM from gym_stu79 this week that took me off guard. Not because it was an off-putting query but more because I needed time to really dig in and think about it. I didn't want to answer in text so decided to take some time to reflect and ...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiars, Cheats, & Thieves||I'm taking a stance on this one and trying not to come off as righteous or on some high finger pointing platform. I'm also not saying I'm perfect or don't fail at times. But I am saying it's all the same and it's all Stealing. Stealing the truth, st...||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOver-Inflated Self Assessment||I got triggered late last week to look at my own opinion of myself as I was tempted to respond to a few questions generally about self-promotion. I remember the gist of a phrase about letting others speak your worth is worth ten times you speaking y...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way||I've spent a lot of time thinking about Followership and can't help but to dislike the term. Spell check even says it isn't a word. I'm not a fan of the Leading & Following dichotomy. To follow suggests passivity and an absence of responsibility...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Process to Resilience||What started out as a conversation about a 7 day no calorie eating challenge ended up identifying a process to resilience, grit, mental toughness, ... ... whatever you want to call it.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgiving & Forgetting||Spent an amazing last week+ digging into great things and it put me in a wonderful hole of introspection regarding forgiveness. Decided to try to talk it through what's in my head out loud to see if I could make any greater connections with it. I'm ...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConsistency between Belief, Word, & Action||Talk about a few little simple things that I habituate myself doing that carries forward to much bigger things. From "leaving it better than I found it" to the simple courtesies of please, thank you & you're welcome, and small acts that default ...||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShifting Efforts & Selfishness||Lately I've found myself increasingly sensitive to taking things personal. I think there's a handful of things going on as I deconstruct this and one area I think that's contributing to it is selfishness. I quickly touch on building a personal trigg...||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebut Episode||In this opening episode I just ramble a bit, touch-stoning on a few concepts and beliefs I try to hold on to, as I examine inconsistencies in my life. Specifically, on why it's taken so much to simply get started with recording a personal journal of...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Raw and Authentic
Great podcast! This is one of the more real and authentic podcasts out there right now. Your insights on leadership and how to be a true human and do the right things! Keep the great insights coming
Tosh is someone that has something to say. He fills the air with challenging introspection, honesty, and applicability to everyday life for the listeners. When someone like Tosh has something to say and says it the way he does, listen. Great stuff bro.
From the heart of a warrior to your ears...
This podcast is a pleasure to listen to because it feels like you are sitting in Tosh’s living room chatting over a PBR. Easy going conversation-like rumination about how to live a more meaningful and effective life based on his experiences. A great opportunity to see the world from a different perspective from a guy whose seem some stuff, pondered his experiences and wraps it up in a powerful package for our review. Thanks Tosh!