Favorite Online Resources and Leaders

This is the first of a series of posts telling the story of my association with George Thorogood.  It is dedicated to my wife who was born on 3 July 1952, and died 31 January 2017 from ovarian cancer.  She was also a fan, and we shared our love of  The Delaware Destroyers with friends and family for 37 years together.

24 February 2024

 

 

 

I recently began listening to various thought leaders or teachers with online platforms to reduce time spent scrolling Instagram without much purpose.  I wanted to share some of the things I have been listening to, and begin to more actively contribute to my blog.  If you find some value here, please check back for Part Two of this post, where I talk about some resources local to me that I had difficulty including here, so I opted to start clean with a new post.

The “Eventual Millionaire” recommendation goes back in time, as I took notes on this Jaime Masters’ Podcast back on 17 December 2012 when her “Eventual Millionaire”  platform was just getting started.  That first entry into my note-taking log book was an interview with Neil Patel, who specializes in getting “eyeballs to blogs.”  Neil continues to be an active digital marketing guru with numerous accolades.

Jaime launched her Podcast after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology and working for several years in the Telecommunications industry before bravely following her dream to understand the mindset of successful people across a wide technological landscape.  Eventual Millionaire was launched, with the emphasis on “Eventual” as there were no get rich quick gimmicks explored in the podcast, just good advice from vetted “millionaires”.

I often tried to incorporate the slogan “Millionaire Monday” into my schedule by listening to one of Jaime’s podcasts.  My most recent one was on a Millionaire Monday about 3 weeks ago with Ruth King as the guest discussing her approach to maintain profitablity even in this economy.  Profit & Wealth Guru Ruth King is passionate about helping businesses get and stay profitable by utilizing the latest systems/processes/technology.  She and Jaime are in perfect alignment as that is what Jaime strives to do as well.

https://eventualmillionaire.com/actionable-steps-to-be-profitable-even-in-this-economy-with-ruth-king/?unapproved=171653&moderation-hash=4f9602a344f9e1d0a902c9a01b77c5dd#comment-171653

 

 

My second webcast/online training is not quite as accessible as Jaime, as I have an ongoing subscription with the next gentleman, who I have actually blogged about before with the Blog Post “Is This Man Responsible for Me Being in Londonderry Northern Ireland”.

https://michaelpatrickmoran.com/en/2018/10/09/is-this-man-responsible-for-me-being-in-londonderry-northern-ireland/

Tony Polescastro launched a guitar training site after teaching and playing guitar for many years as a way to unite “guitar geeks” in their love of the instrument and a desire to improve their playing skill while also having fun with the process.  Tony’s Acoustic Challenge or TAC was born from this desire; it has been a resounding success on many levels.  While my recent early morning webinar entitled “Fretboard Wizard” is only available to subscribers, Tony offers many free resources through the website, facebook and youtube channels, and an “Acoustic Tuesday” YouTube Program and Newsletter.

https://tonypolecastro.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/guitarchallenge

https://www.youtube.com/@tacguitar

 

 

My third recent early morning webinar takes a philosophical turn into the world of a renowned Hindu and Religious Studies scholar, Professor Douglas Brooks from the University of Rochester.  I have a two-fold connection to Douglas as my son was his student at the University of Rochester, and his Rajanaka Tantra philosophy is the foundation of the yoga studio where I currently train, Dig Yoga in Frenchtown New Jersey.  I have attended many lectures presented by Douglas, and we actually connect on more than those two levels I mentioned, such as politics, music and art.

I listened to Part Three of a free series where Douglas narrates the adventures undertaken on his annual pilgrimmage to the Hindu temples of Southern India, where his apprenticeship with his teacher “Uppa” commenced may years ago and led to his return to Harvard to complete a PhD in Religious Studies.  This particular series is available free on the Rajanaka substack page, and details the adventures of visiting the aforementioned Temples.  I have provided links to both the main Rajanaka Substack page (as there is additional material available here), and also episode one of the Pilgrimage Diaries because you might want to start at the beginning, but you can just jump in as I did also.

https://rajanaka.substack.com/?r=g379x&utm_campaign=subscribe-page-share-screen&utm_medium=web

https://rajanaka.substack.com/p/pilgrimage-diaries-episode-one

I also recommend spending some time on the Rajanaka website where Professor Brooks explains the foundations of the Rajanaka Yoga philosophy and relationship with his teacher Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy (b.1936-d.1994),  affectionately known as “Appa,” the Tamil word for “father”.  There is a great variety of both free and charged for resources, and it offers a practicioner or reader the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of Yoga, Tantra Yoga, meditation, Buddhism and many other interesting topics.

Here is an excerpt from the website:

“Rajanaka is a tradition of individual learning and community education. We study mythology and comparative philosophy, art, literature, and especially the expansive definitions of yoga. We are humanists studying spiritual and religious traditions because we are interested in furthering our personal understandings and learning together. We have deep roots in South India as well as in the study of comparative religions, critical theory, and Jungian psychology…

Rajanaka invites us to investigate ourselves more deeply and asks us how we might make ourselves a gift to others.  We have used the word “yoga” to describe this deeper engagement with life and, given our South Indian heritage, we share much with long-standing traditions such as Auspicious Wisdom, a Tantric tradition of the great goddess, and the mythos of Śiva, particularly Chidambaram Natarāja.”

https://rajanaka.com/

 

 

My next webinar adventure was found through LinkedIn, and one of the several people I follow through that platform.  Brenda Meller is a Marketing expert that focuses on the LinkedIn platform, but also advises on other social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram.

Brenda Meller  — Want a Bigger Slice of LinkedIn™ Pie? ┃ Marketing Pro & Coach for Solopreneurs & Job Seekers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller/

As far as the actual webinar, it was an interview by Brenda of Shulamit Ber Levtov, whose brand is “The Entrepreneurs Therapist” with a focus on mental health for entrepreneurs.

Shulamit Ber Levtov, “The Entrepreneurs Therapist”  — https://www.linkedin.com/in/shulamitberlevtov/   

Speaker. Mitigating the entrepreneurial mental health crisis thru keynotes and workshops on mental health and business, and supporting business owners 1:1 to care for their mental and emotional well-being.

The specific topic of the webinar was a live chat with Brenda Meller and Shulamit Ber Levtov on The Secret To Shifting From Scarcity To Abundance.  Having recently been experiencing feelings of scarcity I was intriqued by the topic.  Shulamit discuses in detail how experiencing financial difficulties such as loss of a line of credit, job loss, dwindling cash flow, or other economic distrubances can generate fear, and it is not an unexpected reaction to such circumstances.  But we can self-regulate our nervous system to overcome this and move beyond this feeling.  She offers some solid advice on techniques to regulate the nervous system by acknowledging the fear; discounting the feeling is not effective, whereas acknowledging that the fear response is normal and then taking steps to regulate our nervous system is more effective than blindly pushing an abundance mindset or catch phrases about positivity.  Acknowledging the scarcity fear AND then shifting from there to an abundance mindset is an effective approach, versus just assuming all we need to do is have that abundance mindset and everything will be rosy.

 

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“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

 

 

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