Simple Ideas Taken Seriously is all about the art and practice of ideation. Elevating a simple idea by taking it very seriously has completely transformed my life, and it turns out, the lives of many others.

On this podcast, you’ll hear conversations about simple ideas turned into thriving business, fulfilling habits and hobbies, and everywhere in between. You’ll hear about the excellent moments and the very difficult moments about the continuous process of an evolving idea.

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aka, my absolute favs

Hope for the Flowers  by trina paulusTitle

“Unless we try together, nobody will reach the top.”

The Art of Possibility  by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

“You are more likely to be successful, overall, if you participate joyfully with projects and goals and do not think your life depends on achieving the mark because then you will be better able to connect to people all around you.”

Little Weirds  by Jenny Slate

“Turn your head to the side and give yourself a little kiss on the shoulder.”

Reach Out by Molly Beck

“The life you are dreaming for is within reach. You just need to meet some people who will help you get there.”

Bossypants by Tina Fey

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

“If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback.”

The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh

“If you are in the sun and I am in the rain, why is it divisive for me to point out this difference? What is really divisive is telling someone who is standing in the rain that it is not raining.”

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

“Resistance hates two qualities above all others: concentration and depth. Why? Because when we work with focus and we work deep, we succeed.”

Comfortable with Uncertainty
by Pema Chodrin

“We don’t sit in meditation to become good meditators. We sit in meditation so that we’ll be more awake in our lives.” 

Here are 10 books that have changed my life and helped me see the world in new ways with new tools. I have… so many favorite quotes, but chose one from each that I feel gives a proper glimpse into each book.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

“Good writing is about telling the truth.”




In this episode, I have an amazing conversation with the humbling and well-mannered Dylan Lau who is in the Army based in Singapore. His work revolves around sharing ideas on intentional learning, mental frameworks, and better life practices. In turn, these ideas help him learn, think and do better.


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WOW if you're a good person, you need to listen to this. Jeff Dobrinsky, Co-Founder & CEO of GoodToday and I chat all about the compounding effect of giving 25 cents a day, community, how he and his team built this incredible idea into an incredible company.

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In today's episode, I'm talking with human periscope and ocean lover Peter Shepherd on his incredible and intetional simple idea: holding space and asking questions. Peter has worked in leadership and culture helping thousands of leaders, executives and changemakers launch projects, businesses and experiments around the world and his favorite emoji is a turtle.

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