Step 3: Lessons learned in business, professionalism, and life.
By Ian Wilson
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Hosted by Ian Wilson, partner & creative director at build/create studios, Step 3 delves into the fears, eccentricities, and small victories of being a modern professional, told through the lens of one anxiety-ridden agency owner. Topics include Imposter Syndrome, managing tsunamis of client email, mentoring, or if something exciting happens during the week, who knows?
||ExplicitStop Chasing the Exception||Can't we all just get along? Unfortunately not :( But you have to keep trying right? Also no. - But it's a good thing to try to get along with everyone right? Yes, but sometimes getting along means not engaging with everyone who crosses your path.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYour Environment Pt. III - Cultivating Enjoyment||The final, belated, episode of season 1! Well, it's taken a while to get this episode out, but it was time. While the first couple of episodes of this series are about limiting or reducing certain distracting elements from your life,||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStep 3: BONUS – La La Land||Finally watched it, and yes, I have thoughts. In my latest blu-ray binge I caught up on La La Land, brought to us by the same folks behind Whiplash, and just like Whiplash, I have thoughts. They share similar themes about ambition and life choices,||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYour Environment Pt. II - Social Media||People love to hate on social media, but really we just need to be more mindful. It's nigh impossible to go within 5 clicks of any online publication without hitting an article trying to capitalize on being either pro or anti social media.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYour Environment Pt. I - People||Are you a mix of the 5 people you spend the most time with? Maybe, maybe not, but they have an undeniable affect on you... Regardless of how you feel about the pop-psych idiom that you are a combination of the five people you spend the most time with.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFamiliar Strangers ft. Kyle Maurer||You worked yourself to the bone to become a successful agency owner— but how do you stay true to yourself when that means leaving what you've built behind you? This week I happened to catch Kyle Maurer, former owner of RealBigMarketing and brand new d||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSometimes You Fall||And sometimes it's your own damn fault. Two weeks ago I broke one of my cardinal rules, and while the price I paid wasn't as costly as it could have been, it wasn't pretty either. Sometimes you work too much, you let things get to you,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStep 3: EP14 – Imposter Syndrome LIVE!||Imposter syndrome strikes again But this time we did it LIVE at WordCamp Jackson! Mike Hale joins me to talk about Imposter Syndrome and we get some fresh perspectives on all of the ways this insidious little bug in our collective ear is hellbent on||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhiplash||What is the price of greatness? That is one question posed by the 2014 film Whiplash. And it's a question near and dear to my own heart. But it's also not the only question posted by the film, and it's certainly not the only question I've been askin||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPermission to Land||Giving yourself permission to live a better life||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Pursuit of Fulfillment||Find what matters most and chase it for the rest of your life.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoney Troubles ft. Matthew Perkins||Money is the root of so many problems, in personal life, in business, in mental health, in society...We don't have the answers, but we'll sure talk about it!||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMotivate Me||Motivation is with us when we wake up, keeps us up at night, and buzzes in our ears all day every day. The question is whether we're listening to true motivators, or false ones?||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Right Person for the Job ft. Alex Beaudin||Can't we all just get along? Everyone is different, reacts differently, thinks differently, solves problems differently, copes differently, etc. How do we take this melting pot of human psyche and form a functioning team out of it? -||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToxicity||Sometimes work is hell. And your boss is the devil. Lets face it, just about everyone has had to work for or with people that have made their lives hell for...whatever reason. Taking out life's frustration on the people around us is inevitable,||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGet a Mentor||No one is an island. Not going to lie, I was skeptical of the whole coach/mentor thing in my younger days. Over time I came to realize that having someone who's invested in your success, but not your feelings,||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMake some stuff, sell some stuff ft Ross Johnson||Make some stuff, sell some stuff. This episode is about Steps 1, and 2- making stuff, and selling it. I'm joined this week by Ross Johnson of 3.7 Design Co, to talk about how each of us got our start making websites, selling websites,||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWork vs. Life ft Leslie Surel||Between work/running a business, doing client work, raising kids, maintaining relationships, etc daily life can become a tangled mess of responsibilities and passions, so how can we keep those in a healthy balance? We seek answers from an old friend.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmail Anarchy ft. Alex Beaudin||What to do about this new and exciting anxiety that has become a way of life for most of us? I'm not sure. But we do have some ideas!||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing our new podcast Step 3||Tackling the anxiety of Imposter Syndrome in your business, career, and life||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So. Much. Real.
Step 3 is a real podcast about business and life. Ian doesn't pretend to know all the answers to life and all it's mysteries. He speaks from the gut. I recommend it to anyone who is sick of business podcasts by people who are faking it to seem like they're an expert.
Authentic observations with heart and personality
It's a new show but it's clear that Ian is speaking from experience and putting himself out there the way that he sees it. The personal touch is refreshing is a sea of stuff that sounds the same.
The podcast we deserve
One fateful morning Ian woke up, donned his glasses, peered insightfully out of his frost covered window and gazed in wonder at a world lacking counsel and direction. It struck him that this world was so helpless; so wrecked with confusion. From every direction and at all times conflicting communications compounded complicated concerns and none were capable of navigating the challenges of this life. He looked out and pondered for a long time what might be done for he is a generous and thoughtful person full of wisdom and compassion.
He stood there wrestling with the question of what his contribution to society might be and what manner in which he may combat the merciless onslaught of misinformation and anxiety which we all face daily. With no consideration of personal gain or legacy, rather only a purely unselfish love for humankind, he deliberated.
Until. At last. He spoke.
"I think I'll start a podcast."
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