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Where There's Smoke

Where There's Smoke explores self-development through the lens of current events, sports, and pop culture. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations. In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life. *new* episode every Tuesday.
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Nov 22, 2016

Much of life is out of our control. Often we are in situations where our level of control is small, but the impact of not having control is potentially large. And these moments can challenge our character, hamper our forward progress, or just be incredibly frustrating.

This week, we talk about how you can grasp control from the hands of defeat. How you can stay proactive in these situations where you have little influence, and by doing so, learn how to increase your influence in seemingly impossible situations. 


To understand these ideas in action, we hear a powerful story from celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin. Her story shows how this approach to control can literally save a life.

Also, the host of the Entrepreneurs & Coffee podcast, Brendan Hufford, shares some of his thoughts. And we announce The 42 Project - a chance for our creative listeners to share their inspirations, promote themselves, and inspire others.

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Guest: JJ Virgin

Website: www.jjvirgin.com

Twitter: @JJVirgin

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Nov 15, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi never said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.". But … that doesn’t mean it's not an accurate statement.


This week, we explore what we can do to make a difference through service. We hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon; education leader Jim Kielsmeier; former Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams; and minister and activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Nov 8, 2016

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but it’s Election Day in the United States of America. And that is causing many people just a bit of anxiety. So today, rather than release a new episode, we thought we could provide you with something calm, short, and packed with a smile or two to help you relax on a day that is often VERY long and stressful.

This is a sort of Election Day “meditation”, as only Where There’s Smoke can deliver it.


(And it even includes a couple of new WTSdigs!)


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WTS Digs!

Nick: David Bull - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5avyDs19U_k
Brett: Radiolab, One Vote http://www.radiolab.org/story/one-vote/


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Nov 1, 2016

What does it mean to be certain?
Which comes first: judgement or reason?
What is the difference between our differences dividing us or empowering us?
And what does any of this have to do with riding an elephant?


This week Nick & Brett explore the concept of certainty, as it exist in everything from our political climate, to our businesses, to our communities. And through the research of neuroliogist Dr Robert Burton, the insights of professor Jonathan Heidt, the experience of designer Mark Busse, and the unique perspective of writer Dan Harmon, they discover that self awareness, humility, and empathy may hold some of the keys to us gaining control of this wild beast called Certainty.

Plus WTSdigs, a bunch of random clips, and a sound effect or three.

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WTS Digs!
Nick: Trumpcast Podcast. Episode, “OK, You Win”
http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/trumpcast/2016/10/a_trump_supporting_trumpcast_listener_bails_on_trump.html
Brett: Audrey & Daisy documentary on Netflix  https://www.netflix.com/title/80097321


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Oct 25, 2016

Ghost stories and a WTS Favorite? This special Halloween replay of our Criticism episode includes some "creepy" ghost stories, a campfire, and some new #WTSdigs. 

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Criticism seems to be running rampant in our world these days. This week, we ask some pertinent questions: Why do we seem more interested in tearing others down than building them up? What is the deal with this plague of criticism in our world? Why do we do it? And what does it cost us?


Then we turn our sights to the alternatives to criticism. How can we alter our behaviour, inspire change, and build relationships?

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Oct 18, 2016

The US Presidential Election is weeks away, and while Brett and Nick initially thought they wouldn’t address it in the show, it eventually became clear there was no way around it. After all, the whole premise of Where There’s Smoke is to take pop culture and current events, and wrap it up into a conversation about self-development. And the current US Election is dominating both pop culture and current events.

That said, this still is WTS and not a political podcast, so Brett and Nick are using the current election climate to talk about a series of things from responsibility to lying to democracy to decency. And though the show leaps off of things happening in the political arena, it is really about being a better human being, and we believe the ideas in here that apply to your everyday lives.

So hit play, and let’s see if we can find the positive and productive in this perceived mess of an election.


And of course, this week’s WTSdigs with Brett & Nick.


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WTS Digs!

Brett: Reply All https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/
Nick: Michelle Obama’s Speech About Sexual Assault and the Election: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ45VLgbe_E


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Oct 11, 2016

It’s the Season 3 premiere and Brett and Nick are asking: “Is stress really THAT bad?”


To help them unpack this question they are joined by health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal. Kelly’s most recent book is The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good At It.

 

Brett and Nick ask:

What if everything you know about stress is but a fraction of the story?

What if the science you know about stress is just a story?

And what does any of this have to do with rodents and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Find out in this episode.


Plus, Nick & Brett are back with a fully cooked segment of WTSdigs!

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GUEST
Kelly McGonigal

Twitter: @KellyMcGonigal
Website: http://kellymcgonigal.com/


Check out Kelly’s latest book, The Upside of Stress, and her TEDtalk, How to make stress your friend: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

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WTS Digs!

Brett: Justin Johnson
Nick: You Suck at Cooking Web Series. (Transcendental Granola)


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Aug 30, 2016

Nick & Brett are winding down their summer vacation and here to provide everyone with a Season 3 update live “from the beach”.

In this update:
-Find out when Season 3 will premiere
- Gain insight into how Brett & Nick are reinvesting 100% of listener support dollars into new episodes
- Find out how one of your stories could be featured in a Season 3 episode (Leave us a Speakpipe at www.wheretheressmoke.co)
- Brett will be doing a WTS Meetup in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept 21st.
- AND 21 new WTSdigs!

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WTS Digs!

In addition to the 20 digs you will hear in the show and shared on the WTS Facebook in the next week, Nick & Brett give a mutual dig to the new season of FX’s You’re The Worst, which starts August 31st. You can watch seasons 1 & 2 on Hulu in the US and on Shomi in Canada.


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Jun 7, 2016

Lulu Miller helps us introduce this week's replay of Where There's Smoke because her podcast, Invisibilia, comes back on June 17 and she's looking for that all-important "Where There's Smoke Bump"! Thanks to her for recording the intro and, if you're a fan of WTS, you're probably going to love Invisibilia. 

We've got something fun and different planned for a couple of Tuesdays from now, so make sure to keep checking back all summer!

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(Original show notes)

Lulu Miller of NPR’s Invisibilia joins us this week to talk about curiosity. Well, she really wanted to talk about adventure, exploration, and discovery; but for reasons we discuss in the show, Brett just couldn’t let curiosity go.

Simply by asking, “What is curiosity?”, we find ourselves confronted with another whole set of questions: How curious are you? How do you measure it? Could one believe they are curious, and then discover they’re not? Could curiosity be something different than you think?


Plus, we tip our hat to the great comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, which debuted 30 years ago this November and rode off on a toboggan 20 years ago this December.

Well, if we want to get any answers to these questions, there’s only one thing left to do: Let’s go exploring!

 

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Guest: Lulu Miller

Website: http://lutimestwo.com / http://www.npr.org/people/348775905/lulu-miller

Twitter: @lmillernpr

 

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Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS!

Brett recommends: Pocket

Nick recommends: Nathan For You

 

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May 24, 2016

So much of our life is going from Point A to Point B, and it is about execution, deliverables, and responsibilities. And there is an absolutely a place for that. However for our sanity, and our success, it is also important that we take breaks. And these breaks provide us with much more than just a rest - they are an opportunity to reboot and reset -  and they can dictate the quality of our work and our lives.


In our 50th episode (and the final episode of Season Two), we are joined by Karan Bajaj - best-selling author, marketing executive, and striving yogi, who has found a way to take yearlong sabbaticals on a semi-regular basis. We talk with Karan about the importance of extended breaks on our creativity, mindset, and identity.

Plus a few “digs” for the road.

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GUEST
Karan Bajaj

Twitter: @RealKaranBajaj

To order a copy of Karan Bajaj’s new book, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent (and get some FREE gifts!), go to www.KaranBajaj.com/yogamax

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WTS Digs!

Brett: Campari & Soda (beverage)

Nick: Lady Dynamite on Netflix & www.thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com.


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May 18, 2016

Eventually, we’re all forced to turn around and face the truth. In today’s episode, Nick shares a truth with Brett that he is having a hard time accepting and together - with some very special help - they try to get a handle on it.

Where There’s Smoke is approaching the Big 5-0 (this is it’s 49th full episode), and we are talking acceptance.


Plus, a brand new WTSdigs!

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WTS Digs

Brett: Whitney - No Woman: https://youtu.be/CGKN6qiDqnk

Nick: “Next Time on Lonny”: https://youtu.be/nUnXlhzicx0?list=PL3qi8J5cf3ZgKEUhWzXmwFHurBR4F_a-k

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May 10, 2016

Do a Google search for ‘How Do I Find My Life Purpose’ and you will find a slew of articles and videos claiming to help you discover your purpose in 7 minutes … 5 minutes ….3 minutes...and even “less than 5 seconds”. But is there even a such thing or is purpose about something else altogether?

Joining us is Drew Daywalt, author of the children’s book blockbuster, The Day The Crayons Quit. Drew’s journey provides us with lessons and insights into how we can strive and stumble through life to feel that sense of fulfillment, and live a purposeful life.

Plus, a new edition of WTS digs (with nary a mention of a TV show!).


GUEST
Drew Daywalt

Website: www.crayonspicturebooks.com

Twitter and Instagram: @DrewDaywalt

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Links from WTS DIGS!

Brett: Hobbes & Me
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9CWTsG3tw1qKs5CbvRScKjCYmYzYAV_v

Nick: CoffeeMate Girl Scouts Thin Mints Coffee Creamer
https://www.coffee-mate.com/Products/Girl-Scouts-Thin-Mints.aspx#012187ce-476f-4dfa-8871-ede2337515f7


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Apr 5, 2016

Our first ever 48 Hour Challenge! We took suggestions from our listeners and this week we were assigned trauma. We’ll explore some of our own traumas, uncover what causes it, how we can cope with it, and even how we can thrive from it. And through it all, we are reminded that no matter our circumstances, one powerful element remains.

Plus, a new WTSdigs.

GUESTS
Auberon Wolf

Website: http://www.auberonwolf.com

WTS Digs

Brett’s Dig: Banshee (http://www.cinemax.com/banshee)
Nick’s Dig: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (https://www.netflix.com/title/80025384_)

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Mar 22, 2016

All time is indeed created equal. Where it becomes unequal is in how we choose to spend it.

This week’s episode started with 87 hours - 87 hours that Brett spent with his son, Radek. And those 3.5 days turned into an exploration of Quality Time: What is it, how do we create it, and why is it so critical to all of our relationships.

Joining us in this exploration is Jim Shiels, creator of The Family Board Meeting strategy. And through several studies, including one that has spanned 75 years, we discover that quality time and the quality of our relationships has been shown to to strongly impact our health and happiness from childhood to adults.

Plus, the grand return of WTSdigs. This time with Brett & Nick in the same room!

GUESTS

Jim Sheils

Website: www.QualityTimeRevolution.com

WTS Digs

Brett’s Dig: Pickleback (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickleback)

Nick’s Dig - Louis CK’s Horace & Pete (https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete)

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Mar 15, 2016

Criticism seems to be running rampant in our world these days. This week, we ask some important questions: Why do we seem more interested in tearing others down than building them up? What is the deal with this plague of criticism in our world? Why do we do it? And what does it cost us?

Then we turn our sights to the alternatives to criticism. How can we alter our behaviour, inspire change, and build relationships?

Plus, in our midroll, Nick is joined by some listeners to revisit multitasking and share your thoughts.

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Mar 1, 2016

As we get ready for an exciting March, enjoy another WTS Favorite from April 28, 2015. Brett is on the record that he’s “jealous” of this episode. Whatever that means. ENJOY!

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(Original Show Notes)

Community is a living organism - it’s always changing. And while it once only existed in a physical place, now it can also exist in just space. Technology has helped communities to evolve and become global.

As Nick and Brett both leave Northern California for separate destinations, we explore what community is, why it matters, how we embrace it, and also... how to let it go.

We also talk to international educator, Jeff Utecht, to discuss the evolution of communication technology, how we adapt to change, and what’s next?

Guest: Jeff Utecht

Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffutecht.com

Also: www.learning2.org and www.edurolearning.com

Twitter: @jutecht

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Feb 23, 2016

It's Single-Tasking Day and we’re taking the chance to talk about all things related to “focus”. We thoroughly explore multitasking and single-tasking while trying to understand what these habits do for our efficiency and our health. Plus, we also get to the bottom of who started Single-Tasking Day in the first place!

We also speak with cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman. She talks about the physical and emotional costs of multitasking - and, honestly, it’s a bit shocking.

But there’s also good news! We provide some strategies that can help you rev up your brain's performance at any age.


Plus we visit the “WTS Offices”, where Nick has a special message on how you can support the show.


GUESTS
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Website: www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu

Twitter: @BrainHealth

Ginger Marks
http://www.holidaymarketingguide.com

 

Theresa Gabriel
tree.gabriel@gmail.com

 

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Feb 16, 2016

This is the second episode in our examination of truth and lies. This week we’re exploring the lies we tell ourselves. Why do we do that and how can we figure out when we’re doing it? We talk to Dr. Cortney Warren, author of the book Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception. She talks with us about self-deception and how to combat it.

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This week’s guest is Dr. Cortney Warren.

Visit her at www.ChooseHonesty.com.

Twitter: @CortneySWarren

Book: Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception

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Feb 9, 2016

In honor of the return of Serial, this week we’re looking at Truth - well, truth and lies. Sometimes we lie for good reasons and sometimes we lie for bad ones. Which is which and why does it matter? Also, Author Scott Berkun also talks to us about The Myths of Innovation.

Note: This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to come back next week! 

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This week’s guest is Scott Berkun.

Visit him at www.scottberkun.com.

Twitter: @Berkun

Book: The Myths of Innovation

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Feb 2, 2016

We’re getting ready for a fun episode next week and so we figured today was the perfect day to revisit our past and share with you the important of "story" in shaping our lives. Also, make sure to visit www.supportwts.com and support our efforts! See you next week!

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Stories are built into our DNA. For thousands of years they have shaped cultures, religions, and whole civilization. And they may just be the answer to the age-old question, ‘Who Am I?’

In this episode of Where There’s Smoke, we explore the power of stories. Defining their ability to help you influence others, and the role they play in defining you. We weave through scientific studies, TED Talks, and documentaries; as well as doing flybys of Mad Men, Seinfeld, Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, and others.

Oh, and curious about the story of Where There’s Smoke itself? Who’s behind it? How did it start? Why? Well, we’ll give you a glimpse into that too.

And we finish on a fantastic interview with author and speaker Ty Bennett, where we provide even more tangible insight and strategies for you to apply.

Guest: Ty Bennett

Learn more about Ty at www.tybennett.com

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Jan 26, 2016

Where There’s Smoke is a year old and as Brett & Nick bounced around several themes for the anniversary show, everything kept pointing back to one idea: work. Yup. Work is both hard... and awesome.


So this week they explore work. First, Nick shares Ira Glass’ concept of The Gap - a precarious place to be for anybody looking to accomplish something new. Then, Brett explores the word ‘Work’ itself and how it inspires us to keep going.

Plus our first midroll in ages, and of course, WTSdigs.

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Hey, we want to hear your thoughts and feelings on Year One of Where There’s Smoke.
Send an email to connect@wheretheressmoke with your responses to some or all of these questions?

What is…?

  1. Your Favorite In-Show Moment so far.
  2. What is the Best Advice/Insight you received from a Guest.
  3. What is Your Favorite Episode and Why

And, if true for you, how has an episode of Where There’s Smoke, or the show as a whole, positively impacted your life?

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Watch Ira Glass discuss the Gap https://youtu.be/BI23U7U2aUY

See More on David White’s Consolations http://www.davidwhyte.com/consolations.html

 

Links from WTS DIGS:

Brett: My Dad Wrote A Porno  

Nick: Just tweet him at @PodcastMonster with your #EmptyiPhone recommendation!

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Jan 19, 2016

Every week, we strive to use the stories around us - news, pop culture, sports - to help make a positive change within ourselves and our listeners. With so many people emotionally impacted by the recent death of David Bowie (including us), we wanted to try and understand what we can learn from his life.

That ultimately led us into an exploration of authenticity. A word that in many ways has become misused in our modern lives; but the more we looked into what it means to be authentic, the more we realized that there was something valuable there.

So, join us on an exploration to understand “authenticity” and how can we become more authentic in our own lives and businesses.


Plus: A special David Bowie edition of WTS Digs.

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Watch David Bowie’s “Lazarus” video.

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Brett: Click to Hear

Nick: Click to Hear

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Jan 12, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions. Around 45% of Americans will set a resolution for 2016 and by the end of January 36% will break them. Ultimately, only 8% of people who make resolutions, achieve them. Why? Well, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association, people cite the number one reason for not following through as a “lack of willpower”.

And so in this episode, we set out to understand willpower. What is it? And how do you strengthen it? And what are some key things to be aware of in the process?

Joining us is someone who knows a thing or a hundred about willpower, writer and educator Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct.

Plus we debut a new segment, and Brett & Nick close out by sharing what they are digging.


GUEST
Kelly McGonigal

Website: www.kellymcgonigal.com

Twitter: @KellyMcGonigal

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Link from our newest segment WTS Bumps:
Writing Class Radio

Links from WTS DIGS!

Brett recommends Focus @ Will

Nick recommends Hollywood Handbook

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Jan 5, 2016

As we prepare for our episode on willpower next week, we figured we'd revisit another favorite episode and hope that it helps show both how much work an episode of WTS takes AND how to do your best creative work. 

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(Original show notes)

To get from Point A to Point B - there is always a process. Sometimes it's intentional and other times it just happens. Some aspects of that process may be effective and, ultimately, help an endeavor succeed. Other steps in the process can actually be a hinderance; and slow down or derail, even the best of intentions or ideas

This week on Where There’s Smoke - for our 20th episode - we sifted through hours of Voxer messages and Skype chats, along with countless text messages and emails, to unpack the making of one episode of Where There’s Smoke. Specifically, last week’s episode on Values.

And in this process we will analyze the process of process. What are some key elements that successful creators have implemented throughout the centuries? What do you most need to be aware of? What can serve you - and what can sink you?

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Dec 29, 2015

In preparation for 2016 and the next new episode of Where There’s Smoke, we thought we’d review some important concepts that can help you hit the ground running with your resolutions. Our next episode will be on the topic of willpower and, not coincidentally, by the time January 12, 2016 rolls around, some people might already be struggling (or have completely given up on) their resolutions! What most people don’t realize though is that willpower is not about powering through, and much of its power comes from the foundation of the resolutions or goals you set in the first place.

With that in mind, Brett is here to help you set that foundation, and in the process also recommends revisiting 3 Where There’s Smoke episodes before January 12th: First, our Can You Feel It? (Success); A Step In The Right Direction (Values); and A New Type of Hustle (Stillness).

Then in the second half of the mini-episode, Nick joins Brett for a special expanded version of everyone’s favorite segment: WTS Digs.

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