Tag Archives: Acceptance

#429: The Greater Good: Be Sorry with No Regrets

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Tonight, I wax poetic about what the greater good could mean, some thoughts on procrastination as well a time I turned down an opportunity to get drunk with a sports hero of mine. Enjoy!

#428: The Gamma Way and I Screwed Up

We’re back! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • How I let my emotions get the best of me at a hardware store recently
  • The Gamma Way of Life (With this definition: Alphas are predators, Betas are prey, while Gammas refuse to be either one)
  • Moments in which I was bullied, but also moment where I was the bully. I regret both.
  • Update on Chloe (still here)
  • And oh SO much more

Thanks for listening.

JER

#425: The Pain of Divorce…in Public

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Being a child of divorce sucked. And it didn’t suck nearly as much as it could have because it WASN’T IN PUBLIC. I talk about that, and a lot more tonight. Enjoy!

#424: Peter Pan in Los Angeles

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Fellas, my lady-friends got some complaints. And please don’t be like this guy when a girl dumps you:

 

#423: There Are Two Kinds of People in the World

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Tonight, I wax poetic and crack wise about how there is a wrong way, a worse way, and a right way to approach life. I also tip the cap to Ahmed Best, who is a wonderful performer, end of story. Enjoy!

ALSO:

Do check out my friend Christopher Lockett’s amazing new documentary, “Until They’re Gone,” which is available on Amazon Prime!

#419: Parental Anxiety

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Good evening and welcome back! Tonight, I wax poetic and use the force to discuss:

  • Why is everyone so sensitive these days?
  • “Hot teachers” and the boys they, “have sex with.”
  • My parental anxieties that I (mostly) have under control
  • Chloe Tumor News
  • And more!

Thanks for listening,

SNG

#417: How Badly Do You Want It?

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And I’m back! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • “How Badly Do I Want It?” is a good thing to ask yourself if you are either going for a life prize, or putting up with a toxic relationship
  • A story from my awkward years before I found any sense of confidence
  • Why we should leave DJ Khaled alone already
  • And more!

Thanks for listening

JER

 

#416: Dunkirk, Utah Beach, USS Maine, and no this is not a History podcast

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Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Knowing when to treat, when to fight, and when to accept surrender in life.
  • My patreon page, and how I’m telling you all about it now in order to motivate me to get it up and running.
  • A nice parental upgrade I gave myself recently with Jack
  • A story about Tom Petty that I liked so much
  • A terrible friend zone story has made the rounds and I have some thoughts

And more!

Thanks for listening.

#415: Sex Cults and Pain

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Good evening! As I get over this year’s cold (hurray! No flu!) I blow hard and shoot the breeze regarding:

  • How no one joins a cult unless they are in pain
  • The (possible) dual personality of Dr. Huxtable
  • Why I, “Reverse-troll.”
  • Hurray! I made it to 100 days of meditation! If I can do it, so can you
  • Why I did the leap, and you should too.

And more! Thanks for listening

JER

#414: Normal Does Not Equal Right

 

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Tonight, I shoot the breeze about:

  • Just because something is normal, that doesn’t mean it’s right. This one really grinds my gears
  • My terror of the fallout of the social media generation and the narcissism that social media enables
  • Thoughts on Monterey Bay and the beauty of the, “laid-back,” personality.
  • How taking a leap is good for the soul
  • And more!

Thanks for listening.

 

#412: Wish Upon A Star

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Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Awesome parents equals awesome kids!
  • I’m back to piano, and I WILL play this piece someday!
  • My wife got me a new hat. She’s awesome.
  • Getting over breakups doesn’t have to be so hard
  • Quick reviews of Black Mirrors, “Shut up and Dance,” and, “Playtest.”
  • What Pinocchio teaches us about going for our dreams
  • and more!

#411: Toxic People and Envy, the enemy within

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We’re back! (sorry for the lateness…got a kid…he’s so awesome). Anyway! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • The guy in England about to go to prison for making a joke. Seriously.
  • Updates on Chloe (the tumor hasn’t grown) and my meditation (70+ days in a row and counting!)
  • How to deal with Toxic People; cut them out of your life like the tumors that they are.
  • Once again, Envy is a signpost, not a destination
  • How Time Travel fantasies to fix the past are a fool’s errand.
  • And more!

Thanks for listening, I really appreciate it.

#410: Parenting Tips and Confronting Bullies

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Good evening! Tonight, I ramble about:

  • How I recently screwed up as a Dad. It’s hard. Even when you have an easy baby like I do.
  • Black Mirror’s, “Nosedive,” and how that show actually gave me a little hope for a change!
  • Ask for what you really want in a dating profile; it worked for me
  • Thoughts on a man confronting his bully…35 years later.
  • The right way and wrong way to deal with life’s problems

And oh so much more. Thanks for listening!

#408: Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, Prepare for the Future

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Welcome back! Tonight, my best friend from high school Dan joins me in the SNG Fortress as we discuss:

  • Thoughts on, “T2: Trainspotting,” and how far we’ve come in the 22 years since graduating high school
  • Being Dads to sons and what it means to be a man in the 21st century
  • The understandable desire to travel back in time and do things all over again
  • How happiness every day depends on your attitude
  • And more…so much more

Enjoy!

#407: What Would Ip Man Do?

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Welcome back! Tonight, I go through the excellent, “Ip Man,” and draw the following conclusions from this wonderful man and character:

  • Stay Humble in success
  • Let Others save face
  • Fellas, Respect your wives
  • Take Nothing for Granted
  • Control your emotions, don’t let them control you
  • Learn how to Defend yourself
  • Have Empathy for your Enemy
  • Fight with all of your might against Tyranny

“Ip Man,” is available to stream on Netflix. Enjoy!

#406: You Are Not Your Past…Seriously

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Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Why the yoga folks are right about living in the moment
  • Annual Valentine’s Day advice
  • How Rocky Balboa has some good advice about attacking your gremlin
  • Controlling your emotions by taming your gremlin
  • Some encouraging news about my cat’s cancer
  • And more!

Enjoy!

#405: You Can Do Anything!

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Tonight’s podcast is, first and foremost, dedicated to each and every member of #eaglesnation. We did it. We brought it home for Jerome. Our beloved team scratched and clawed their way to victory and in doing so, stunned the sports world in such a way that was instantly legendary.

However, I have done my best today to show not only non-Eagles fans, but non sports fans what we can learn from this amazing team and utilize in all areas of life, such as:

  • The Grit and Perseverance of Nick Foles and the entire team
  • “Next Man Up” and what it means to you
  • “We all we got, We all we need”
  • The excellent leadership of Doug Pederson

Enjoy, and FLY EAGLES FLY!!!!!

JER

 

 

#404: Meditation isn’t just for Hippies

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Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • The joys of meditation and calming the heck down
  • Why struggle and setting goals is great for relationships and career as long as you detach from the outcome
  • Why finding someone to root for who is more successful than you is important
  • Don’t send dick picks, guys. Just don’t. Do that, you’re a loser.
  • Seriously. Don’t.

Enjoy!

#401: Questions to Help Us Grow

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First one of the new year and live from Almaza on Venice, I wax poetic about:

  • I re-examine the questions from the picture above, answer them cold, then listen to my answers from a year ago. It was a fascinating experiment
  • Why my son shouldn’t take advice from certain female friends of his
  • Why I won’t mock Amy Winehouse’s father for thinking his daughter is a ghost

I also answer the following questions:

  1. In one sentence, who are you?
  2. In one word, what do you live for?
  3. What is worth the pain
  4. What will you never give up on?
  5. What do you always try to avoid?
  6. What’s something you take for granted every day?
  7. What do you need most right now?
  8. What would you immediately do differently if you knew that no one would judge you
  9. What’s something nobody could ever steal from you?
  10. What would you like to forgive right now
  11. Happiness is not….
  12. What impact do you want to leave on the people you love?
  13. Life is too short to tolerate…
  14. What’s something that use to scare you, but no longer does?
  15. What do you want to remember forever?
  16. What do you always look forward to?
  17. What recently reminded you of how fast time flies?
  18. What’s something everyond should be able to say before they die

Enjoy!

#400: What I’ve Learned So Far

My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.
My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight, I discuss what I’ve learned doing 400 episodes of the SNG SHOW…can you believe it? I can’t.

In no particular order…

  1. Always be a Mixed Mental Artist.
  2. Understand that every day is a gift
  3. When you put something online, why are you doing it?
  4. Dating is a rollercoaster; enjoy the ride
  5. Follow the SNG rules for long-term happiness
  6. Thing aren’t going to happen to you; make things happen
  7. Things will happen to you; play your cards right
  8. Every bad thing is a learning experience if you decide to make it so
  9. Learn when to stand up for yourself, and when is always
  10. Use Active Thinking and Observe your Gremlin
  11. Write down your, “Best You.”
  12. Write down your major life goals…and start walking
  13. If you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong
  14. Everyone is listening. Act accordingly
  15. The Worst People you will meet in life can be your best teachers if you let them
  16. Admit your faults. Out loud. Observe. Again, the Gremlin
  17. Some days are just gonna suck. Tomorrow will be better
  18. Be grateful, always