THE SHUT UP SHOW
By Berni Xiong (shUNG) | The Shin Kicking Life Spark
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Trapped in a corporate job and straddling the line of entrepreneurship? Or perhaps you just made the leap and feel paralyzed about next steps. We know the journey is emotionally and mentally taxing. You don’t have to do it alone. We’ve all made the same excuses before: But I don’t have enough time! But I don't have the money! But I don't have any connections! But…but…but! The Shut Up Show will give you a raw look inside the mind, heart, and spirit of amazing people who bring their best work every day despite having these shut up moments that often hold us back. Get mindset strategies to help you brave through your fears and tactical information to inspire your confidence. We pack our episodes with impact-driven shut up tips to help you define your moment and live on your terms.
||ExplicitBuilding Something People Care About with Calming Manatee Founder Kurt Elster||Today’s guest, who came highly recommended by former guest Nick Loper, really put my robot dancing to shame. And, more importantly, he dropped some serious wisdom about how doing more awesome s**t and putting it out into the world has shifted the wa||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFinding What Connects Us and Changing Your World with Nelson de Witt / Roberto Coto||Today’s guest has a remarkable story, which is why I couldn’t wait to get him on the show. I met Nelson de Witt at MisfitCon in Fargo this past spring where I learned of his story about being separated from his biological family during El Salvador||9/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCraig McBreen on the Art of Breaking Out and Reigniting Your Life||Today’s featured guest, Craig McBreen, talks to us about the art of breaking out. How he moved from a 3,500 sq. ft. home to a 1000, sq. ft. apartment–by choice–to escape the shackles of homeownership and reignite his life as a middle-aged,||9/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaking Money In Your Spare Time with Chief Side Hustler Nick Loper||Thanks to my mastermind friend Charlie Poznek, I had the complete pleasure of being formally introduced to Nick Loper, Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation. Nick is the author of the popular book Work Smarter: 350+ Online Resources Today’s Top En||9/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting Up and Out of Your Way with Laura Aiisha Haykel||It’s rare to find other young mommy misfitesque entrepreneurs like me who’ve shared a similar turbulent past…from high school drop out to doing amazing work in the world that uplifts, inspires and empowers other women today.||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat’s the Deal with Ladies in Business? – Featuring Jessica Kupferman||On today’s episode I welcome “The Gordon Ramsey to Your Online Kitchen Nightmare” Jessica Kupferman, founder and host of Lady Business Radio. We jam-packed the show today with conversations about being a woman entrepreneur (and we’re not only ta||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransformation Expert Honoree Corder on Being Authentically Attractive||It still boggles my mind that today’s guest did not consider herself an author or writer until publishing book six of her collection of 12. I was so excited to chat with Honoree Corder, who was kindly referred by our friend and former guest Andrea Wa||8/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInspiring Hope Through Movement with Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out||Thank you everyone who joined us for The Shut Up Show LIVE event on Friday. If you missed it, we brought back Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out on to the show as she stopped in my former home city of Milwaukee,||8/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBreaking Out of Shawshank with Kary Oberbrunner||It’s not often I get to say I talked to someone who has sat inside Shawkshank Prison. This conversation was deeply moving. So moving I was nearly in tears. We talked about handling depression and finding the courage to break out of your prison–wheth||7/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho Are You Showing Up to Be Today? (Shin Kicking Mondays)||This episode is brought to you by our amazing partner for almost a year now, Selz.com, who has backed us up making selling online easy, sexy and fun even if you don’t have a web site yet! Today on Shin Kicking Mondays we’re going to talk about a l||7/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmazing Things Will Happen on the Other Side of Fear with C.C. Chapman||In this episode of The Shut Up Show I brought on one of my newest misfit friends whom I’ve been following for years and finally met in person at MisfitCon in Fargo the other month. You may recognize C.C. Chapman if you’ve sat in the audience for hi||7/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Am I Still Here? (Shin Kicking Mondays)||Why am I still here? can mean you’re sick and tired of tolerating the BS and you’re ready to step out of your current situation. Why am I still here? can also mean you have no idea whether people are showing up to consume the good work you are put||7/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Hazmat Specialist to Host of Love + Entrepreneurship with Megan Pangan||Today I chat with my new homie, Megan Pangan, former hazmat specialist turned entrepreneur and host of Love + Entrepreneurship. I was introduced to Megan by our mutual friend and nomadpreneur Carlton Taylor (thanks C-Tay!).||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlmost Losing Someone to Suicide and Dealing with Depression (Shin Kicking Mondays)||I hijacked my own platform to talk about depression and suicide prevention; something many people are uncomfortable talking about still to this day. Back in 2011, a close friend at the time nearly took their own life.||7/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvery Day is a Suitcase with Time Hacking Strategist Julie Sheranosher||Today I chat with Julie Sheranosher who joins me from Lake Galilee, Israel. In Julie’s previous life she served as an Israeli army captain working 18 hour days before literally breaking her back twice at 25,||7/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Purposely Imperfect Episode About Perfectionism (Shin Kicking Mondays)||I’m joined by a very special guest in today’s episode of Shin Kicking Mondays. We talk about the delay of my book launch and why I was in the hospital for nearly a week. If you suffer from perfectionism, this is especially the shin kick you need.||7/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuilding Purpose and Connection into Your Craft with Nicole Snow||Today I chat with serial entrepreneur and small business consultant Nicole Snow, founder and CEO of Darn Good Yarn. Darn Good Yarn has saved over 25,000 pounds of material from ending up in landfills by recycling it and employing over 300 women in||7/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy We Need to Stop and Smell the Roses Today (Shin Kicking Mondays)||Today’s episode of Shin Kicking Mondays is sponsored by the awesome and amazing Selz.com | Seriously Simple Selling. I was a little worn from all the writing and editing I’ve been doing to finish my first book at the end of this month and also||6/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreg Hickman on Leaving Corporate and Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Situations||Thanks to my new friend and fellow podcaster, Megan Pangan, I got hooked up to Greg Hickman of Mobile Mixed. In this episode, we talk about how Greg left a lucrative job six months ago to go all-in his mobile marketing business full-time.||6/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStarting From Where You Are with What You Already Have (Shin Kicking Mondays)||Shout out to my fellow brave bear Mark Bottemiller for raising the question I respond to in this episode of Shin Kicking Mondays: I’m really not even sure what to ask. I just can’t seem to get any damn traction.||6/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRaul Colon on Getting Rid of the Limones and Nurturing Quality Business Relationships (Misfit Series)||Thanks to my cousin Chris Brogan, I got to meet today’s featured guest back in 2011 when I was just getting acquainted with the online world. My primo Raul Colon joins me today in a revealing conversation about how he shifted his focus from chasing th||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPermission to Shine with Liz DiAlto of Wild Soul Movement||I’m super excited to share this episode featuring my chat with the radiant Liz DiAlto of Wild Soul Movement. We had a lively and very important discussion about releasing things that don’t serve you and reprogramming the negative self-talk that tel||6/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmpowering a Community and Changing the World with Social Entrepreneur Tyson Adams (Misfit Series)||Today’s episode is one of my favorites because I spotlighted my good friend, Tyson Adams, all the way from Laos (my parents’ home country). If you’ve been following my journey for awhile, you know Tyson is the founder of Jhai Coffeehouse (the wor||6/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStop Resisting. Work the Plan. Featuring Co-Host Meron Bareket (Selling Series)||Our featured co-host for today is my dear friend and fellow podcaster, Meron Bareket of Inspiring Innovation podcast. You might remember Meron’s podcast because he interviewed yours truly earlier this year.||5/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Best Breakup That Ever Happened to Me (Shin Kicking Mondays)||I know what you may be thinking, “How the heck can I find a silver lining story when I didn’t win over the guy/gal I wanted to be with?” Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what the story of triumph might be when you’re fresh in the moment or jus||5/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNo Permission Needed to Go Make it Happen Featuring Co-Host Ozeal DeBastos (Selling Series)||Our featured co-host got his entrepreneurial start long before Al Gore invented the Internet. My homie Ozeal DeBastos shares how his journey from B-Boy to performing artist schooled him on what it means to be a connected creative. Today,||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy the Doctor Made Me Cry Today (Shin Kicking Mondays)||In this episode of Shin Kicking Mondays, I share exactly what happened on Monday that made me cry at a trip to the doctor’s office. What started out as tears of sorrow quickly turned in to tears of gratitude.||5/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuilding an Unmistakable Presence People Give a Damn About – Featuring Co-Host Srini Rao (Selling Series)||I’m extremely thrilled to invite Srini Rao back to join me as guest co-host on today’s episode. Srini is someone you’ve heard me talk quite a bit about, if you’ve been in this community for awhile. In the nearly two years I’ve known Srini (as||5/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStop Being Right and Take Some Damn Action (Shin Kicking Mondays)||In this episode of Shin Kicking Mondays, I talk about letting go and creating space for success to enter your life. Thank you Julie Sheranosher for writing in your question: “I think that what I struggle with most in my journey is how to let go and a||5/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFinding Your Badass Copywriting Voice With Co-Host Tania Dakka (Selling Series)||If you’ve ever wondered why some people are so good at having a distinct voice online while others struggle to get noticed, today’s guest co-host will knock your socks off. Thanks to CA Hurst for the formal introduction to Tania Dakka and a huge sho||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Refine the Story You Want to Tell (Shin Kicking Mondays)||In this episode of Shin Kicking Mondays, I respond to a question sent in by Jon Wilkening. Jon says, “I don’t know the main story that I want to tell with my online presence. I feel like I am trying to tell multiple stories right now resulting in no||5/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeing 100% Honest with Yourself Featuring Co-Host Dave Conrey (Selling Series)||The second episode in the new format I bring back my buddy Dave Conrey from The Freshrag Show. We had Dave on The Shut Up Show a few months back when he talked about the no-BS approach to building community and creatively publishing your stuff online.||4/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShin Kicking Mondays – FREE Weekly Coaching – Pilot Episode||In this pilot episode of Shin Kicking Mondays, I talk about how being molested as a 5-year-old led me into cycles of depression and codependent relationships with men. And how my very first session with a psychotherapist at age 30 led me down the path||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy You Need a Sales Process with Co-Host Stewart Rogers (Selling Series)||We kick off the new show format featuring today’s co-host, Stewart Rogers. Stewart has been featured on The Shut Up Show before to talk about good systems and process. Today we’re talking about about why having a selling process is critical to yo||4/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPilot Episode: Introduction to THE SHUT UP SHOW (Archives)||For the show today, we are replaying the pilot episode where Phil and I talk about what it means to “shut up.” When we launched the show nearly one year ago, we knew others like us–like you–were frustrated and overwhelmed.||4/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWayne Turmel On Saying What You Mean and Meeting Like You Mean It – Episode 108||In today’s episode I had an awesome conversation with Wayne Turmel, an entertainer turned virtual communication guy. We talk in great length about how the imposter syndrome impacts the way we show up in our work.||4/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJim Raffel On Being a Small Business Nomad for 6,000 Miles and 30 Days – Episode 107||Today’s guest is a friend and fellow Wisconsinite whose recent project took him on a 29-day and 6,978-mile journey through 19 states in his Audi A4. Our conversation took place less than one week after the completion of his road trip.||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeing Different and Awesome with Living One-Handed Blogger Ryan Haack – Episode 106||I’ve had a lot of people in my life tell me to stop what I’m doing and go get a real job. Often, my response to that was, “Telling me to stop doing this work is like you telling me to cut off my left arm.” After the conversation I had with to to||4/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGoing All In Your Business with Courage Curator Lisa Fabrega – Episode 105||Another shout out to our former guest and friend, Vasavi Kumar, who brought us another amazing guest. Today’s episode features an inspiring conversation I had with Lisa Fabrega whose mission is to take entrepreneurs from fear and overwhelm to igniting||4/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLiving a Divinely-Inspired Kick-Ass Life with Stephanie St.Claire – Episode 104||If you’ve ever hit rock bottom… if you’ve ever doubted yourself… today’s episode with Stephanie St.Claire will remind you that you’ve got everything you need to go out into the world and make things happen.||3/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet The Shut Up Show 2.0 – Episode 100||We made it to 100, yo! As always, I must first give a huge shout out to Selz, our amazing sponsor. You have had our back for four months now and the journey with you has been nothing but awesome sauce. Thank you Melissa Whidjaya and Selz team for belie.||3/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKicking Fear in the Shins with Berni Xiong – Episode 99||This is the most awkward write up because I just edited my own episode as we round out the final batch of interviews since launching The SHUT UP Show 11 months and nearly 100 episodes ago. In this episode, we talk about how I gave birth to the first dr.||3/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeing Intentional and Making It Great with Phil Gerbyshak – Episode 98||I don’t know what took us so long to feature today’s guest since you all truly enjoy our backstage episodes. I am thrilled to bring you Phil Gerbyshak. In today’s conversation, Phil takes us through his shut up moments,||3/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Burkus Silences the Critics with The Myths of Creativity – Episode 95||A special thanks goes out to our friend and fellow Secret Team’er (of cousin Chris Brogan’s Facebook group) CA Hurst for connecting us to today’s featured guest, David Burkus. David is the author of the new book The Myths of Creativity.||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Mediocre to Miraculously Successful with Yo Pal Hal Elrod – Episode 94||Thanks to former guest Andrea Waltz, we were introduced to one of the most charismatic speakers I’ve ever met. Today’s guest brought so much life to the conversation it’s hard to believe that 21 years ago he was found dead at the scene where his c||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Kellet on Building Social into Your Product – Episode 92||I’m so excited to share our good friend, Nick Kellet with you today. He’s the “Beyonce of gaming,” a super smart serial entrepreneur, and all-around great guy. Nick takes us back to his fears as a 17-year-old getting rejected by every game compa||2/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLearning to Trust Your Instincts with The Tarot Lady, Theresa Reed – Episode 91||I am so excited to share today’s special guest with you, shut up’ers! In this episode, Phil and I got to talk to one of my most favorite people: Theresa Reed, my spiritual goddess. I didn’t dive into great detail in this episode but it’s importa||2/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Bystander to Badass with Mike Dilbeck – Episode 88||Phil’s good friend Mike Dilbeck joins us for today’s episode. It was such a pleasure to hear about Mike’s project not only because it’s an important mission to support everyday heroism but also because we caught him in the midst of iterating his||2/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe SHUT UP Show Hosts The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit LIVE! – Episode 87||Brace yourself… for so many reasons. I say that a lot with this show, but for me, this one touched me in places I didn’t know existed. Today’s episode is longer because it’s The SHUT UP Show’s first LIVE event sharing the stage with our featu||1/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGoing For No with Andrea Waltz – Episode 86||Today’s guest is Andrea Waltz, the co-author of the book Go For No!, who said “Yes” to us when I asked her to grace us with her presence on the show. I read this book 5 or 6 years ago, and it changed the way I thought about selling my ideas.||1/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Benn waiting for something like this for a while
Amazing show. Really glad they came as a podcast as well, though watching the show on their site is wonderful experience.
Phil and Berni make an outstanding job on selecting the people to interview and get the best out of them.
What you will get? Stop, shut up, reflect, think and take action.
Also, I love how they listen and give an space for our opinions as readers, viewers and listeners.
Give it a try!
Congrats guys for such a fine product, very well done. Way to go!!
Motivation & Inspiration
The Shut-up Show is a terrific: a no BS podcast about getting off the sofa and past your fear to make your dreams a reality. Anyone interested in being an entrepreneur, creative professional, or self-employed awesome change maker should listen to this show. Phil & Berni are naturals: Self-effacing, funny, and FUN!
This here sauce is awesome!
Berni and Phil are two of the most passionate folks I'v found out there in the internet world, and I'm super stoked to finally have the ability to take them with me everywhere I go.
Inspirational, powerful, actionable, keep up the amazing work you two :D