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Where There’s Smoke is a weekly podcast that explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. 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.

Dec 8, 2015

Why is it so hard to ask for things? Why do we resist? Why don’t we do it when we need support?

This week, Brett and Nick launch their Patreon campaign - but they process was a difficult one. First, they had to wrestle with asking their listeners for support! This led them to ask some questions about asking. What about asking makes us so uncomfortable? Through the journey, they had conversations with Patreon’s Creation Relations Manager, Cole Palmer, and personal development facilitator Kathy Quinlan-Perez.

Brett & Nick ask you to visit and consider supporting Where There’s Smoke. They just want to keep saying “YES!” to making this show every week. Thank you for your support!

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Cole Palmer, Patreon

Twitter: @cepvi0

Kathy Quinlan-Perez, PSI Seminars


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Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS!

Brett recommends Walking Through Airports/Malls/Busy Streets listening to Christmas music on headphones (Experience)

Nick recommends Psychonauts 2 & Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Crowdfunding Campaigns)

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