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Unstagnate: Live an Unconventional Life | Expand Your Comfort Zone | No-Nonsense Personal Growth

Almog: Writer, Entrepreneur, Personal Growth Enthusiast

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Unstagnate: Live an Unconventional Life | Expand Your Comfort Zone | No-Nonsense Personal Growth

Almog: Writer, Entrepreneur, Personal Growth Enthusiast

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Are you obsessed with self growth? In this no-frills show, our host -Almog. talks with people who've gone through radical self growth, experts who facilitate such growth in others and shares lessons from his life.Even if you're all about personal development, stagnation happens. You find yourself stuck in a plateau, not growing, not living up to your own potential. It happens. Listening to people who've achieved what you want can go a long way to help in your journey. In Unstagnate, we focus on inspiring personal zero-to-hero stories and unconventional self growth ideas, strategies and tactics.

Latest Episodes

22 - Murray D - How a Graceless Gringo Became a Salsa Sensation

I put time and effort into learning Salsa, but it didn't go anywhere. Why do some people learn dancing better and quicker than others? A few months back, I got to see my Scottish friend, Murray dancing with some of my female friends in a house party. They weren’t experienced Salsa dancer, and yet, he made them feel great and look great while he was doing it. Everything he did was smooth, effortless and graceful, and he was having a ball. And to top it off - 12 months before, he had no clue how to dance Salsa, let alone teach and lead a partner. Wow. This is exactly what I wanted when I took Salsa lessons in Colombia when I lived there. And yet, despite spending 20 hours in one-on-one lessons (and even focussing on leading), I never got to the point of feeling comfortable walking into a club and dancing with someone. Salsa seemed complicated, and got me in my head. I definitely wouldn’t have it in me to take a non-experienced dancer and create a great experience for both of us. I’...

56 MIN2017 MAR 9
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22 - Murray D - How a Graceless Gringo Became a Salsa Sensation

21 - Troy - The Accidental Entrepreneur and His Success Story

This is a very special interview for me - with one of my favourite people in the world, who had a bigimpact on my life. At age 35, Troy had been backpacking the world for 13 years, living in various countries and working odd jobs. And yet, with no affinity for computers or the internet, he ended up starting an online SEO marketing agency. 10 years later, the agency is serving 70 clients a month, with 3 full time staff. Even though the agency, its staff and clients are located in Melbourne, Troy recently relocated to the Sunshine coast - 2000km or so away. He still works on the business - around 1 hour or so a day - and the business is thriving more than every before. What I enjoy about this interview is how atypical Troy is for an online marketer. He's not motivated by money at all, he barely spends time on computers or the internet. Andyet has managed to create a greatly successful business that runs without him. We'll talk about his story: Howhe gothis first SEO jobs How he starte...

76 MIN2017 FEB 22
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21 - Troy - The Accidental Entrepreneur and His Success Story

20 - Four Big Lessons I've Learned From Unstagnate Guests

EUnlike previous episodes, this episode is NOT an interview. It's also not me reading out an article that I wrote. Instead, I had some bullet points but mostly, I riffed into the microphone about what I thought were the most important elements I've noticed recurring in Unstagnate guests. If you're curious the elements were: 1. Finding Yourself 2.Having a strong "Why" 3.Taking Action Outside of Your Comfort Zone 4. Generosity and Sharing I was pretty excited and caffeinated when I recorded this. I thought it was just going to be an initial draft - but it came out pretty energetic and I ended up liking it. If I miss a word here or there, please be kind. I've tortured myself over getting this to be perfect enough, and ended up deciding to just go with an authentic, excited, energetic and value filled episode. Enjoy!

16 MIN2016 DEC 27
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20 - Four Big Lessons I've Learned From Unstagnate Guests

19 - John McIntyre - How He Found His Passion in Music And Devoted His Life to It

EAre you one of those people that get excited about doing something new only to cast it aside? Have you ever gone somewhere and found pure joy just in being there? Have you seen ‘signs,’ but you didn’t know where they would lead you? John McIntyre realizes self-growth is essential to building your life and your business. He went from being a teenager with no goals for career success to a successful marketing and musical entrepreneur who has a definitive plan for his future. In the past John never met a dream he could stick to, but he’s developed himself into someone who has focus and knows where he wants to be. Now he is someone who has a schedule and adheres to it so that he can make his vision come true. He learned to embrace ‘stick–to–itiveness’ to enhance his work life without worrying about what other people thought of his decisions. On today’s episode, you’ll hear John’s riveting story of how he nurtured his talents as a music producer and DJ to create and grow his b...

77 MIN2016 DEC 21
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19 - John McIntyre - How He Found His Passion in Music And Devoted His Life to It

18 - AJ Dunn - How 2 Non-Tech Founders Launched A Software Service

This week on the Unstagnate podcast, we’re doing something a bit different. Instead of focusing on self development, I’ll be focusing on how one small startup became less stagnant. Today’s guest is A.J. Dunn, co-founder of Abroaders – a company that helps people get cheap international travel for pennies on the dollar. AJ will talk about how him and his business partner Erik went from being old friends to business partners, and how they went from their first business to Abroaders. But more interestingly, how they turned Abroaders from a boutique company charging $500 for their services, to a software company that charges exactly $0 to provide almost the same level of service. AJ will talk about how to business was stagnating, how they decided to change direction, and their journey to find investors, release the first software version and how they can make money without charging their customers any money. A brief overview of today’s episode: A.J. shares a story about a sales and...

72 MIN2016 NOV 24
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18 - AJ Dunn - How 2 Non-Tech Founders Launched A Software Service

17 - Mars Dorian - How to Find your Authentic Voice and Regularly Create Great Art

EBecoming a creative entrepreneur can be hard. You may have this intense passion to draw, paint, write, or create beautiful pieces of art… but finding your niche, finding your voice, and finding the right clients can be a big challenge. My guest on the show today is Mars Dorian, creative brand specialist, consultant, and author of three Sci-Fi books. Mars has an interesting story about his journey into finding his creative voice, capturing the audience he wanted to target, and building a successful creative business from virtually nothing. It all started with a Wacom tablet – a device that allows creative artists to draw and illustrate digital artwork directly onto the computer. On today’s episode, Mars shares his creative journey into entrepreneurship, how he discovered his true life mission, how he works with clients to develop creative branding services, as well as how he found his “voice” and incorporated it into his writing and his artwork. Please welcome Mars Dorian to the...

63 MIN2016 OCT 28
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17 - Mars Dorian - How to Find your Authentic Voice and Regularly Create Great Art

16 - Grant Weherley: Control Attention Deficit Disorder Without Medication

Many people around the world struggle with staying focused and concentrating on specific tasks throughout the day – especially boring, mundane tasks – but people with ADD and ADHD typically struggle a lot more than most people. My guest on the show today, Grant Weherley, founder of Monetize Your Expertise, is one of the thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs who struggle with symptoms of ADHD. At the age of 18, he was diagnosed with ADHD and has dedicated countless hours to figuring out how to manage his symptoms to lead a more productive life and career. On today’s episode, Grant shares his diagnosis story, shares tips and tricks he has found that has helped him stay more focused, improve his concentration, and reduce his impulsiveness to enable him to not only allow him to grow a successful online course creation company, but also lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. Please welcome Grant Weherley to the show! A brief overview of today’s episode: Grant shares his jou...

69 MIN2016 OCT 7
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16 - Grant Weherley: Control Attention Deficit Disorder Without Medication

15 - Scott Brills: How to Live a Life of Travel and Adventure

EEveryone says they want to travel the world, see new places, taste new foods, and experience new things, but most people consider this a pipedream – a thing they add to their bucket list but rarely ever set a clear plan to follow through. That’s not the case with today’s guest, Scott Brills. Scott is a traveling entrepreneur and philanthropist who has experienced more out of life and the world around him than most people ever dream about. Just this year, Scott has traveled to 15 countries, visiting – on average – approximately 30 countries every year. His passion in life is finding the perfect balance and blend in combining the three things he loves – traveling, philanthropy, and building a successful business. His journey started out at a young age when his interest in traveling the world grew from seeing pictures and hearing stories from others who have traveled to the other side of the world. In high school, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan and the experience...

82 MIN2016 SEP 16
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15 - Scott Brills: How to Live a Life of Travel and Adventure

14 - Michaela Chung: How To Be A Charismatic Introvert

In a predominantly extroverted culture, Introvert Expert Michaela Chung has always felt “a little different” compared to her peers while growing up. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, she has tried to be more extroverted, but found that, at the end of the day, it left her feeling emotionally exhausted. While in college and taking a psychology course, she realized why putting herself “out there” seemed so hard, uncomfortable, and exhausting. She learned, after taking a personality test, that she was an introvert – and that being an introvert was okay! In 2013, she went on a mission to find her purpose in life. And, due to one experience while travelling, she discovered that her purpose was to help other introverts realize that being introverted was okay, help them understand their feelings about it, as well as help them claim their “alone time.” Today, she explains in depth what it’s like being an introvert, how society and cultures tend to respond differently to i...

47 MIN2016 SEP 9
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14 - Michaela Chung: How To Be A Charismatic Introvert

13 - Karsten Aichholz: Lessons from an Ex-Video Games Addict

My guest on today’s show is entrepreneur Karsten Aichholz. Karsten is the founder of an online gaming business who helps casual gamers achieve maximum in-game results with less time investment. Growing up, Karsten has experienced the effects of online game addiction. During high school, he dedicated an average of 6 hours of online play time to games on top of going to school and completing his homework. Today, Karsten talks about the behaviors that can cause people to become addicted to digital habits, various triggers that are often associated with online game addictions, as well as what inspired him to overcome his addiction and how he did it. We discuss the business ethics within the online gaming industry and he explains why he believes his game addiction throughout high school was the “most productive thing he did” while in school. Please welcome Karsten Aichholz to the show! A brief overview of today’s episode: Why does he believe he was so addicted to EverQuest? What feat...

65 MIN2016 SEP 2
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13 - Karsten Aichholz: Lessons from an Ex-Video Games Addict

Latest Episodes

22 - Murray D - How a Graceless Gringo Became a Salsa Sensation

I put time and effort into learning Salsa, but it didn't go anywhere. Why do some people learn dancing better and quicker than others? A few months back, I got to see my Scottish friend, Murray dancing with some of my female friends in a house party. They weren’t experienced Salsa dancer, and yet, he made them feel great and look great while he was doing it. Everything he did was smooth, effortless and graceful, and he was having a ball. And to top it off - 12 months before, he had no clue how to dance Salsa, let alone teach and lead a partner. Wow. This is exactly what I wanted when I took Salsa lessons in Colombia when I lived there. And yet, despite spending 20 hours in one-on-one lessons (and even focussing on leading), I never got to the point of feeling comfortable walking into a club and dancing with someone. Salsa seemed complicated, and got me in my head. I definitely wouldn’t have it in me to take a non-experienced dancer and create a great experience for both of us. I’...

56 MIN2017 MAR 9
Comments
22 - Murray D - How a Graceless Gringo Became a Salsa Sensation

21 - Troy - The Accidental Entrepreneur and His Success Story

This is a very special interview for me - with one of my favourite people in the world, who had a bigimpact on my life. At age 35, Troy had been backpacking the world for 13 years, living in various countries and working odd jobs. And yet, with no affinity for computers or the internet, he ended up starting an online SEO marketing agency. 10 years later, the agency is serving 70 clients a month, with 3 full time staff. Even though the agency, its staff and clients are located in Melbourne, Troy recently relocated to the Sunshine coast - 2000km or so away. He still works on the business - around 1 hour or so a day - and the business is thriving more than every before. What I enjoy about this interview is how atypical Troy is for an online marketer. He's not motivated by money at all, he barely spends time on computers or the internet. Andyet has managed to create a greatly successful business that runs without him. We'll talk about his story: Howhe gothis first SEO jobs How he starte...

76 MIN2017 FEB 22
Comments
21 - Troy - The Accidental Entrepreneur and His Success Story

20 - Four Big Lessons I've Learned From Unstagnate Guests

EUnlike previous episodes, this episode is NOT an interview. It's also not me reading out an article that I wrote. Instead, I had some bullet points but mostly, I riffed into the microphone about what I thought were the most important elements I've noticed recurring in Unstagnate guests. If you're curious the elements were: 1. Finding Yourself 2.Having a strong "Why" 3.Taking Action Outside of Your Comfort Zone 4. Generosity and Sharing I was pretty excited and caffeinated when I recorded this. I thought it was just going to be an initial draft - but it came out pretty energetic and I ended up liking it. If I miss a word here or there, please be kind. I've tortured myself over getting this to be perfect enough, and ended up deciding to just go with an authentic, excited, energetic and value filled episode. Enjoy!

16 MIN2016 DEC 27
Comments
20 - Four Big Lessons I've Learned From Unstagnate Guests

19 - John McIntyre - How He Found His Passion in Music And Devoted His Life to It

EAre you one of those people that get excited about doing something new only to cast it aside? Have you ever gone somewhere and found pure joy just in being there? Have you seen ‘signs,’ but you didn’t know where they would lead you? John McIntyre realizes self-growth is essential to building your life and your business. He went from being a teenager with no goals for career success to a successful marketing and musical entrepreneur who has a definitive plan for his future. In the past John never met a dream he could stick to, but he’s developed himself into someone who has focus and knows where he wants to be. Now he is someone who has a schedule and adheres to it so that he can make his vision come true. He learned to embrace ‘stick–to–itiveness’ to enhance his work life without worrying about what other people thought of his decisions. On today’s episode, you’ll hear John’s riveting story of how he nurtured his talents as a music producer and DJ to create and grow his b...

77 MIN2016 DEC 21
Comments
19 - John McIntyre - How He Found His Passion in Music And Devoted His Life to It

18 - AJ Dunn - How 2 Non-Tech Founders Launched A Software Service

This week on the Unstagnate podcast, we’re doing something a bit different. Instead of focusing on self development, I’ll be focusing on how one small startup became less stagnant. Today’s guest is A.J. Dunn, co-founder of Abroaders – a company that helps people get cheap international travel for pennies on the dollar. AJ will talk about how him and his business partner Erik went from being old friends to business partners, and how they went from their first business to Abroaders. But more interestingly, how they turned Abroaders from a boutique company charging $500 for their services, to a software company that charges exactly $0 to provide almost the same level of service. AJ will talk about how to business was stagnating, how they decided to change direction, and their journey to find investors, release the first software version and how they can make money without charging their customers any money. A brief overview of today’s episode: A.J. shares a story about a sales and...

72 MIN2016 NOV 24
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18 - AJ Dunn - How 2 Non-Tech Founders Launched A Software Service

17 - Mars Dorian - How to Find your Authentic Voice and Regularly Create Great Art

EBecoming a creative entrepreneur can be hard. You may have this intense passion to draw, paint, write, or create beautiful pieces of art… but finding your niche, finding your voice, and finding the right clients can be a big challenge. My guest on the show today is Mars Dorian, creative brand specialist, consultant, and author of three Sci-Fi books. Mars has an interesting story about his journey into finding his creative voice, capturing the audience he wanted to target, and building a successful creative business from virtually nothing. It all started with a Wacom tablet – a device that allows creative artists to draw and illustrate digital artwork directly onto the computer. On today’s episode, Mars shares his creative journey into entrepreneurship, how he discovered his true life mission, how he works with clients to develop creative branding services, as well as how he found his “voice” and incorporated it into his writing and his artwork. Please welcome Mars Dorian to the...

63 MIN2016 OCT 28
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17 - Mars Dorian - How to Find your Authentic Voice and Regularly Create Great Art

16 - Grant Weherley: Control Attention Deficit Disorder Without Medication

Many people around the world struggle with staying focused and concentrating on specific tasks throughout the day – especially boring, mundane tasks – but people with ADD and ADHD typically struggle a lot more than most people. My guest on the show today, Grant Weherley, founder of Monetize Your Expertise, is one of the thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs who struggle with symptoms of ADHD. At the age of 18, he was diagnosed with ADHD and has dedicated countless hours to figuring out how to manage his symptoms to lead a more productive life and career. On today’s episode, Grant shares his diagnosis story, shares tips and tricks he has found that has helped him stay more focused, improve his concentration, and reduce his impulsiveness to enable him to not only allow him to grow a successful online course creation company, but also lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. Please welcome Grant Weherley to the show! A brief overview of today’s episode: Grant shares his jou...

69 MIN2016 OCT 7
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16 - Grant Weherley: Control Attention Deficit Disorder Without Medication

15 - Scott Brills: How to Live a Life of Travel and Adventure

EEveryone says they want to travel the world, see new places, taste new foods, and experience new things, but most people consider this a pipedream – a thing they add to their bucket list but rarely ever set a clear plan to follow through. That’s not the case with today’s guest, Scott Brills. Scott is a traveling entrepreneur and philanthropist who has experienced more out of life and the world around him than most people ever dream about. Just this year, Scott has traveled to 15 countries, visiting – on average – approximately 30 countries every year. His passion in life is finding the perfect balance and blend in combining the three things he loves – traveling, philanthropy, and building a successful business. His journey started out at a young age when his interest in traveling the world grew from seeing pictures and hearing stories from others who have traveled to the other side of the world. In high school, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan and the experience...

82 MIN2016 SEP 16
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15 - Scott Brills: How to Live a Life of Travel and Adventure

14 - Michaela Chung: How To Be A Charismatic Introvert

In a predominantly extroverted culture, Introvert Expert Michaela Chung has always felt “a little different” compared to her peers while growing up. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, she has tried to be more extroverted, but found that, at the end of the day, it left her feeling emotionally exhausted. While in college and taking a psychology course, she realized why putting herself “out there” seemed so hard, uncomfortable, and exhausting. She learned, after taking a personality test, that she was an introvert – and that being an introvert was okay! In 2013, she went on a mission to find her purpose in life. And, due to one experience while travelling, she discovered that her purpose was to help other introverts realize that being introverted was okay, help them understand their feelings about it, as well as help them claim their “alone time.” Today, she explains in depth what it’s like being an introvert, how society and cultures tend to respond differently to i...

47 MIN2016 SEP 9
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14 - Michaela Chung: How To Be A Charismatic Introvert

13 - Karsten Aichholz: Lessons from an Ex-Video Games Addict

My guest on today’s show is entrepreneur Karsten Aichholz. Karsten is the founder of an online gaming business who helps casual gamers achieve maximum in-game results with less time investment. Growing up, Karsten has experienced the effects of online game addiction. During high school, he dedicated an average of 6 hours of online play time to games on top of going to school and completing his homework. Today, Karsten talks about the behaviors that can cause people to become addicted to digital habits, various triggers that are often associated with online game addictions, as well as what inspired him to overcome his addiction and how he did it. We discuss the business ethics within the online gaming industry and he explains why he believes his game addiction throughout high school was the “most productive thing he did” while in school. Please welcome Karsten Aichholz to the show! A brief overview of today’s episode: Why does he believe he was so addicted to EverQuest? What feat...

65 MIN2016 SEP 2
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13 - Karsten Aichholz: Lessons from an Ex-Video Games Addict
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