Captain of all she surveys and Funky Thinker #127 - Angie Baldwin
If you ever wondered what is is REALLY like to live on a canal boat all year round - now is your chance to get your questions answered.
What is the pace of life like?
What does it mean to really check out?
Do people who live on boats have the internet?
Where is the most dangerous place on a canal?
Is the Chesterfield canal tidal ? and where does the water flow? What happens if you drop a pebble into the water?
What is meant by a shallow draft?
How do locks work on a canal?
What happens if a canal boat breaks down?
What got ruined after it became popular?
All this and more with Funky Thinker #127 Angie Baldwin. (pictured)
What is it like living on a canal boat like this one? All year round?
If you missed this earlier episode - now is your chance to catch up.
FUNKQUEST - with Chantal Bosse.
You should listen to Chantal Bosse on FUNKQUEST if you don't know what a space hopper is. (Pretty sure there were copies called moon boppers or something).
Do you have a "witches nose"? - That is - can you suss out when something is good or bad - legit or a scam - truth or fiction? Worth trying to develop one if you can.
How do you judge a person?
And how do you figure out - in advance - that a salesperson is likely to be pushy and aggressive?
Is it what they say? How they dress ? What they look like and what mannerisms they have? Or all of the above?
What got ruined after it got popular?
Or would you stand on line to get an instagram picture taken at an "iconic" location - without thought for what you are doing to the local environment? Lots of people would (normalites mainly).
Michael was the first contestant to play under the new FUNKQUEST rules AND the first person to be on FUNKY THINKERS TWICE.
Most podcasts and shows are just a glorified advert for the speakers coaching program, bootcamp or some other product.
In FUNKQUEST - the player has no idea what question is coming next.
What does this mean for you?
IDEAS only come from free flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network.
PLUS - each question has a strict THREE minute time limit. So no multi headed long complicated stories to endure. Just short punchy bite sized ideas.
In this episode
In this episode -
Q1 - Michael picked the hippies - We discussed sales mixology and why bar tenders (good ones) are worth studying for all salespeople.
Q2 - Michael picked the space hopper - We discussed Michael's secret talent which is singing. Next time you meet her - ask for a quick rendition of "When the banana skins are falling,I'll come sliding back to you."
Q3 - Michael picked the shoe - (I suspect in time - most women will select the shoe - we might have to remove it). Michael discussed her concerns about her upcoming 50th birthday. Note from host - nothing happens. No dancing girls, no message from the Queen. Nothing
Q4 - Michael picked the guitarist - We discussed homelessness and people selling the next step/Big issue. Remember if we have a slot on the show for a badged seller of one of these magazines.Contact us to discuss.
Q5 - Micahel selected the roller skates - We discussed the opposite sex and emotions.
Michael can be contacted via http://shockyourpotential.com
Michael Sherlock - FUNKQUEST - Full episode
Too busy to listen to the full episode? Watch the FUNKY INSIGHT into homeless people selling magazines.
Melissa Clark is on a mission - to empower women to be better - to do better and live better.
Local, regional and national - you name it...
To read some more about how the internet can help local groups - read Clay Shirky.
We don't do religion but do you know what the Muslim call to prayer sounds like?
How would you like to be woken up by a loud alarm clock with the Muslim call to prayer?
I have suffered with wanting to keep up with the news and world events and letting it enter my head too much...
Melissa like to keep up with world new too..
We worked out that you need to have some kind of door manager.
Not sure about the US but we call that person a bouncer over here.
You need a bouncer for your head and head space...
In true Funky Thinkers style, we came up with an idea.
Melissa would like to be stuck in a lift (elevator) with the oldest woman in the world.
That might be a stretch - but we wondered if anyone had any connections to a woman over the age of 90 (NINETY) and could get them on the show.
We would love to do a three way interview.
Too busy to listen to the full episode?
Watch the extract below
Did you know it is rude to ask a lady how old she is?
That's what I was brought up to believe anyway...
Vivian Acquah is a workplace wellness advocate from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Of course, we didn't talk about that - but a whole heap of other random stuff. It's Funky Thinkers after all.
The most unusual place Vivian has been to is the LA ghetto.
I am not sure there is such a place with the designation of ghetto.
What is it actually like in Germany?
Does the grass grow straight up like it has been combed with a hair comb? And why does Germany have that reputation?
The term screenager cropped up - I hadn't heard it - and it turns out it is a film and a whole heap of other stuff.
Maybe I need to get out of the Funky Thinkers bubble a little more often.
Meditation crops up as per usual but Vivian is the first person to talk about meditation using an app.
Connect with Vivian via LinkedIn.
Too busy to listen to the full episode? Watch the insight below...
It'a an interesting question.
What do you do without the consent of the other party.
Tedx speaker Jessie Sutherland talks about preparing to delivering training for UNESCO, grateful that we don't live in a war zone.
Plus - boys will be boys - really ? Why?
A culture of belonging - and one of the best things to make sure you stay sane in the mad crazy world that we live in - is to have a set of values and beliefs that you can hold on to. Without these you are tossed around on the seas of every whacko oddball that you come across.
Jessie is a Tedx speaker and you can watch that below.
Too busy to listen to the full episode? Watch the insight below...
As often is the case - guests come up with something which either - by accident or design - drills right to the heart of Funky Thinkers.
Shannon said Arrogance is an Ignorance.
Arrogance - caused by ignorance is probably one of the biggest threats to mankind - aside from the whole in the ozone layer.
Shannon is writing a book - which may now have a title - aimed at young women going to college.
We talked about catch phrases, leadership and self starting.
Shannon was probably one of the most organised people ever to go to the Funky Thinkers desert island - you will have to listen to find out why.
Too busy to listen to the full episode - watch the extract below.
Laura is a wellness coach.
We talked about moving from where you know and grew up to another part of the country.
Plus the pros and cons of doing this when you don't know anybody...
Meditation cropped up (again) as did the power of personal attention when sending a text vs calling someone on the phone or visiting face to face.
See the insight video for a quick peek at this.
Drinking (water) - Aim to drink half your bodyweight in ounces.
Example - If you weight 150 pounds - you need to drink 75 ounces in water every day. That's almost 4 pints - everyday.
HIP HOP has developed a bit of a bad reputation.
Laura named some people I embarrassingly never heard of. But we agreed that without knowing what goes into someones lifestyle and upbringing - it is pretty hard to make a judgement on what they are saying.
The old "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" thing springs to mind.
We talked about internal vs external validations - Clue - If you are one of those people who worry about what other people think about you - you need to listen to this episode.
The big insight from this duologue was Laura's instinctive observation about when to use text versus when to use the phone or face to face.
If you are short for time - and you do nothing else on this page - you should watch the video below.
Heather Vickery is a success coach and podcast host.
No video insight on this one - but we talked a lot about parenting, single parenting and nature vs nurture.
Heather recommended a book called "Nurture shock" which I have linked to
The "T" word - Trump cropped up and we talked about him for longer than is usual.
Plus - a story about the first person that Barack Obama told that he won the election.
Imagine being THAT PERSON. You hadn't seen it on the news or TV or whatever. BARACK OBAMA tells you that he has won the election and wants a picture with YOU.
Note - this person wasn't Heather - the story is included to GET YOU THINKING about possibilities - about insights and circumstances that you wouldn't normally get.
Bizarrely, The Police - rock group cropped up again. Sting, Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers.
If you have never heard or seen The Police - have a look at one of the coolest intro's to a song ever.
Lisa-Marie Platske put a bit of a fly in the oitment as far as the carefully prepared questions go.
As I have said before - although they may look flippant and easy. They are harder than they appear.
Lisa-Marie blasted a whole - port side - through the desert Island question.
If you are pushed for time - be sure to watch the insight video below. It will give you the skinny.
Will children born today have better or worse lives than their parents?
The answer - it depends - opportunity is everywhere. You just have to know where to look.
Lisa-Marie shared with us how her life flashed before her in a market square in Ethiopia.
What would you do if you thought you were going to die? (Maybe I should start to include that as a question). What do you think?
Lisa-Marie came up with a new phrase - "Connection is the new currency" which we are adding to the Funky Thinkers stable.