Month: April 2021

Great Onelers

Great Onelers SOLO 77 | Great Onelers

  Peter McGraw invites the co-founders of the Onely blog, Christina Campbell and Lisa Arnold, to talk about rebellious singles. These remarkable singles were able to accomplish extraordinary things through their ability, focus, and fortitude. However, one important thing to note is that their remarkable lives happened not despite their singleness but because of it. Finally, the bonus material […]

Why Vaudeville Was the Epitome of the Lean Startup

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Kobal/REX/Shutterstock) There is a saying in Silicon Valley, “Launch early and often.”  To be successful launching early and often, it is critical to limit the downside. Failures are fine, […]

Rolling Into The Remarkable With Annalyn

Rolling Into The Remarkable With Annalyn

  Lisa Slavid returns as a guest co-host and introduces her friend, Annalyn Cruz, to discuss Annalyn’s journey off the relationship escalator and into her life as a remarkable single. In particular, keep an ear out for something that has not been talked about enough on the podcast: How to have a conversation about living […]

Pick a Fight: How Controversy Earn Fans for Your Brand

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen offended some people with his lime-green mankini-wearing character Borat, but he was too busy listening to the people he made crack up. Whether he made […]

The Promise Of A Brighter Kingdom

The Promise Of A Brighter Kingdom SOLO 75 | Brighter Kingdom

  Peter McGraw is joined by Kim Hudson, the author of The Virgin’s Promise. The regular listener knows that the story structure of the Virgin’s Promise is a useful alternative to the often-discussed Hero’s journey. Kim and Peter discuss how the Virgin’s promise reveals ways for single people to transform themselves into solos. Also, the bonus material […]

Want to Build a Bolder Brand? Learn from Comedians and Create a Chasm.

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. It seems like every other week, there is a comedian in trouble for a joke.  But those jokes are going to keep coming—as long as the audience in front […]

Rebellious Solo Celebrities

Rebellious Solo Celebrities SOLO 74 | Rebellious Singles

  On occasion, Peter features rebellious singles on Solo. In this episode, he talks to one of his favorite, frequent guests about celebrities who are unapologetically unattached. Some names will be familiar, and others won’t – but they all have interesting perspectives. — Listen to Episode #74 here: Rebellious Solo Celebrities As you know, on occasion, I […]

What Do Joan Rivers and Charles Schulz Have in Common? They Worked Hard and then Hardly Worked.

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. It sounds like the set-up to a joke: what do Joan Rivers and Charles Schlulz have in common? But the answer is serious. They were both masters of the […]

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