What would you say to YOUR troops?
If they were cold, hungry, dispirited, massively outnumbered and about to go into battle?
"Try hard" - "Do your best" - "You got this" and other 21st century soundbites would be unlikely to cut it.
That's what Rocky would want to find out from George Washington in his funky thinkers time machine.
Plus - when trying to pick your way through the chaos that is life - think of the question
"Will this be as important today as it will be tomorrow?"
Al Pacino would play Rocky in a film.
(Plus being an Italian American, Rocky was once asked if he was on witness protection...)
Join us on 2nd July 2018 (11am EST/4pm) with the latest episode of funky thinkers live.
Our handpicked team of funky thinkers will be discussing LIVE the question "Does social media help or hinder with conversation?"
Everywhere you go - everyone is staring at a screen and/or plugged into some headphones.
In restaurants, in every public place, even in public toilets, people are staring fixed at a handheld device 2 feet away from their eyes.
How does this help age old social norms that have taken generations to develop?
The rule book of eye contact, body language, verbal-non-verbals (like the uh's and ah's) is painfully being taken down and rewritten into text and social media speak.
BUT - technology makes conversations that we have possible. There is NO way we could beam over borders and connect people like we do without fast internet and social media to find like minded people.
Remember - of all the models of the future, no one predicted the internet.
What's the answer? What does the future hold?
I don't know - so let's find out by discussing.
I got two of my funky thinkers lined up to discuss this. And you can join in.
Your host: Jonathan Senior - Head Funkster
You can join in -
2nd July 2018 11am EST/4pm BST
Why always get the middle seat is a question that I get an answer in my conversation with Pradeepa Narayanswamy.
She found her life's purpose through a difficult and painful journey.
I get a pretty good guide on the difference between a consultant, a coach and a counsellor. (Not what you think).
Contact via http://www.lives-transformed.com/
Join us on 25th June 2018 (11am EST/4pm) as we launch the pilot episode of funky thinkers live.
Our handpicked team of funky thinkers will be discussing LIVE the question "Is social media a cruel trick played on business owners?"
Instead of being a "we talk - you listen" event - this is an interactive live show. Ask questions - get answers. Vote for the winner.
Up for discussion.
Or whatever - you decide - you put the questions. (Leave me a comment below).
Your host for funky thinkers live: Jonathan Senior
You can join in -
25th June 2018 11am EST/4pm BST
Your entry fee is £1. (Approx $1.30) - Everyone who attends can join in and VOTE for the winner...
When people talk about "inspiration" - it is easy for all the normalite templates to come flooding out.
If you go to any picture sharing site for instance and type in inspiration - you will get light bulbs, people sat around "brainstorming"
What if you said that you went to a place where it isn't socially acceptable to go - to get your "inspiration"
You will have to listen to the interview to get the answer - but suffice to say if this place gets the kind of ideas that Kerry has - we will kind of keep it a secret.
I mean everyone in the world can't be a funky thinker can they?
Nor would they want to be when you hear where you need to go.
I mention funky thinker Tiffany Ann Beverlin - You can find that on this link.
Kerry seems to be hiding her face as she is inducted as a funky thinker - when really there is no need to...
Reza Rezz - Lives in the largest pine forest in the world.
The answer (to the question) is that people talk about "getting out of the comfort zone" but it is a phrase that is worn out. It means nothing...
Until of course, you have some random guy or gal invading your personal space on an industrial scale.
Reza Rezz talks about the gamification of life. His own. Everyone gets 86400 seconds in a day. Imagine if that was money, and any that wasn't spent had to be given back the next day.
After this call, I did find myself trying to empty the dishwasher in the 30 seconds it took for the microwave to beep.
On a practical scale, the discussion about the endless scrolling nature of social media is a very smart observance. You should listen to the episode just for that.
Contact Reza via http://mindsetperformancetraining.com/
Reza is there - honest. If you look closely, you can see his head.
Jacqui Letran is a Mindset Mentor specializing in helping teens and young adults take control of their lives by taking control of their minds.
Why is this important?
Your self-confidence is so important because it is the foundation of who you are.
Self-confidence is the exact opposite of insecurities, anxiety, and self-doubt. Your confidence level directly affects everything in your life. It controls how you see yourself, your experiences, and your life!
If you have a strong belief in who you are and what you are capable of, you are more likely to go after what you want with courage, determination, and excitement. Likewise, if you feel bad about who you are, you'll tend to create a lot of negative and often scary "worst-case scenarios" in your mind. This keeps you fearful and stops you from doing what you want to do.
Jacqui could be the new wonder woman.
With her magic wand, she would develop the ability to teleport to somewhere else - instantly.
She would travel out into space - in the future to see what it is like.
Sasha Laghonh has played tennis with five people at the same time. Yes really. Well verbally anyways.
One thing that is pretty unique to funky thinkers - or at least people tell me it is - is that each episode is a conversation.
OK - each speaker gets the opportunity to see the questions in advance. Curiously some don't take up this option. Can you tell when you are listening?
But imagine going into a room with FIVE people - all prepared to ask you the most awkward difficult and tricky questions.
That what Sasha did. And loved it.
Maybe I need to up my game? Maybe I am too soft...
We discussed online "fake" news and the mesmeric hold it has over people. (Driven by social media).
Sasha would go back to work in the White House - in the Kennedy era. Cool or what?
Vanessa Carlton or Catherine Zeta Jones would play Sasha in a film.
Ronan Leonard - Once worked on a cruise ship...
In answer to my question, why do people fail to show up or keep an appointment, Ronan's answer was that they have trouble following through. Could be an issue with self confidence, anything.
It blew my theory that they are just flaky out of the water...
We talked about people being "sheeple" and just drifting through life.
Ronan curates his own content. That is, instead of say watching the news, which, regardless of what channel you subscribe to, is someone else's view of what is important.
How much better to chose what goes into your head yourself? Much smarter...
Ben Dell - From England - woop woop
Ben Dell (we are in a unique club- Ben vs Benjamin and Jon vs Jonathan) is something of a rarity for the show.
For some reason, most guests seem to be from the US or Canada with the odd one from Australia or New Zealand.
We discussed the skill of talking to strangers. (Crops up quite often).
Practicing your pitch for investment. (Most people probably don't do this - verbalise why someone should give you money).
Ben would love to go to Victorian London and Bruce Willis would play him in a film.