Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ep. 018 - Stop underselling the merchandise

A rapid-fire solo episode where I take 2 seconds to look at negative self-talk in the eye.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Ep. 017 - Algorithmically concerned (Photo Friday Special) w. Dimitri Rousseau

It's nice to get the gang back together again. 2018 is full of surprises and we try to keep things as Awesome as ever with a boatload of new guests, topics and fun-filled spontaneity to round it all up!

On this episode, I catch up with my man Dimitri Rousseau(Vivardy Boursiquot & Koralie Woodward were unfortunately not available for this recording) and I set out to reflect on a couple a topics that have sparked our mutual interests...such as...

- Who still prints?
- Has a location's Instagrammability - yes, that's a word - devalued the very allure of Travel Photography?(*Reference article; via The Guardian)
- The rise and decline of popular photography (*Reference article; by Ming Thein)
- Friends are clients too
- Yondr (cell phone Live event lock pouch technology) (*Reference article; via CBC News)
...and a whole lot more.



I do hope you enjoy this exchange as we certainly enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Ep. 016 - Catching up (w. David Esquire)


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You have time for what you make time for in this world. Life happens but at the end of the day, whether it's the job, the gym , that book you've been meaning to finish, or somebody you haven't gotten in touch with for a while...you eventually have to admit that it'll never happen unless you make it happen.

It's nice to catch up and if the next conversation has revealed anything, it's that my friend and mentor, Minneapolis-based, caffeine-fueled, 20+ yr photography veteran and all-around awesome personality David Esquire, of Esquire Photography,  certainly had a lot to catch up on.

Maybe it had to do with the fact that we hadn't had recorded an episode together in over 3-count'em- YEARS! 
...maybe.

It certainly was a fun time to reconnect with an old friend and fellow creative as we touched on so much from photography, to personal struggles, to looking towards the New Year to come, to gratitude and frankly just about anything we could fit until we realized how long we'd been going...Hahaha!
Things even shifted towards a very intimate a personal reveal from David, which I admittedly hesitated before publishing this episode but David was insistent that I release it as is so I was happy to oblige.

My thanks to David for his time and kind insight.
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You can connect with "Sir Esquire" via Instagram or Facebook, keep up with his latest videos via his YouTube channel or check out some of his awesome work via his website.

I do hope you enjoy this exchange as we certainly enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ep. 015 - Stay Dedicated (w. Lemar Martin)

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I've always been big on the importance of physical activity. In a not too distant future, I'll be hitting 40 and if there's anything these two minions that bear my name have convinced me of, it's the fact that your body and its overall maintenance are and should remain a constant priority.

Funny thing about fitness that I've learned throughout the years - it's personal. There is no ONE formula and what works for you is not always the best option for someone else. Goals, schedule, personal commitment, medical history, immediate environment, social conditioning...take your pick - factors are a dime a dozen. Everyone has their own journey. Any my next guest is an honest testament to that simple fact.

Bodybuilder, trainer, entrepreneur and all around awesome individual, Lemar Martin always stood out as a man of great character and a kind heart from the first time I met him back in a past life. With his dedication to fitness and drive to develop his body to its optimal performance, I wanted to connect with Lemar to get his two cents on a couple of tidbits near and dear to my heart such as:

- Dedication as well as Motivation
- Why a coach matters
- Nutrition is key and first on your list. No exceptions.
- The gym is not for everybody
- Know your goals
- Natural vs Artificial growth(both physical as well as mental)
- The Best Workout Motivation Ever by Joe Rogan
...and so much more...

You can connect with Lemar via Instagram & keep up with his latest videos via his YouTube channel.

For a consultation, training programs, meal plans, nutritional needs & more - stop by Atomik Nutriton Brossard or call to book an appointment.

I do hope you enjoy this exchange as we certainly enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Ep. 014 - Feelings Inside Not Expressed (*Explicit*)


This one hits in some pretty uncomfortable places.

It's been a long time coming since I said I'd do some sort of mental health/stress-anxiety-depression type of episode but I was never too sure how to frame it or how to get myself out of the bashfulness of sharing my personal struggle.

Admission of full honesty right now as I don't really know how to preface this one other than to warn you that a few curse words have made their way into it. Aside from that, I found it truly mattered to keep the conversation going in regards to pulling as much of the veil off the often-overlooked emotional and psychological struggles that we go through on a regular basis, especially men.

A rather choppy and chaotic reflection on myself but a satisfied look on my face as it reminds me that, even though I still have work to do, I'm doing a lot better than I used to. And that's Awesome.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ep. 013 - A Lifeline from yourself

A surprising and heartwarming story of how colleagues ... are not JUST colleagues.
Sometimes, in the midst of the daily grind, we tend to take for granted the singular value of working alongside a really great and group of people. While the job might seem overwhelming at times, having the privilege top be surrounded by individuals whose presence helps you plow through is a terrific feeling. 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

iTunes & Google Play approved! Believe it!


It's a wild ride and a treat and to make these episodes and create this podcast. It is. Bar none. I'm having fun. I'm proud of the work that's come out so far. Making mistakes, taking notes, trying new things, forging on as I - pardon the cliché - keep trying to "Do better. Everyday."

...but this is another level of Awesome right here.

Had to check...double-check...and check some more...but it's true : this podcast is officially available on the iTunes and Google Play platforms (as well as many of the other fine repositories, apps where you happen to get your podcast fix.)


12 episodes down so far, and I'm so very humble and thankful to all - family, friends, esteemed guests, supporters, listeners - for the feedback, encouragement, critique and involvement. 

Every listen, every download, every click - it MATTERS so much. I'm humbled.

So, this is just another awesome step in a great adventure. Hope you'll stick around.

Here are the links (click to be redirected) 
iTunes

...or just search 'Awaken The Awesome'...I'll be there.

With love and gratitude,

Oli

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