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#21: Lyle McKeany — Memoirs, messiness, and the meandering path to finding your writing voice

Lyle McKeany goes straight to the uncomfortable areas of life, quickly. It's what makes his writing so approachable, and unexpectedly funny at times. Lyle writes a weekly newsletter called, Just Enough to Get Me in Trouble, where he writes short stories about life, and being a father.

#20: Charlie Bleecker: How to write and publish every week, writing under a pseudonym, and the journey to write a novel

In this episode, we chat with writer Charlie Bleecker, who is the lead mentor for David Perell's online writing course, Write of Passage. We chat with Charlie about her journey to write and publish online every week, her writing process, and her decision to write under a pseudonym. If you're struggling to write and publish, don't miss out on this episode.

#19: Our 12 favourite apps to live and work better

In this episode, we each share 6 apps that we love and consistently use.

#18: Jesse Desjardins – Who do you want to be a hero to?

Simply put, Jesse Desjardins radiates good vibes. Less simply, Jesse led the team behind Tourism Australia, has helped entrepreneurs and corporate leaders on business model innovation with Strategyzer, and built The Guest Experience Map. Jesse shares his unorthodox path around the world to serve the brightest minds using storytelling as a way to connect. The Hero's Journey has undoubtedly played a large role in his life as a way to focus on the audience he can best serve.

#17: Book Review – The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz) and Conspiracy (Ryan Holiday)

This week, we picked a book each and shared our thoughts and aha moments on them. They happened to be on vastly different topics.

#16: Charlene Wang – Embracing your true self

This week we have Charlene Wang on the show to tell us all about her upcoming book (Model Breakers) as well as the LivingOS Fellowship: a transformational group coaching experience for high achievers.

#15: Being a minimalist entrepreneur

This week, we started off talking about Nate's daily routine and then dove into what being a minimalist entrepreneur entails. We also touched on communities and Nate's brand-new design course for non-designers.

#14: Tim Coil – How to get started in crypto

In this episode, we chat with Tim Coil about the fundamentals of Bitcoin and the blockchain, what are some low risk ways to get started in cryptocurrency, and where to store it. We also chat about NFTs, and what the landscape looks like for digital art.

#13: The pros and cons of cohort-based online courses

This week, we shared our views on the cohort-based online courses that we've gone through over the last one year. We also rated each out of five!

#12: Max Nussenbaum – The tension between being a founder and an artist

This week, we had Max Nussenbaum on the show as our first ever guest! Max currently runs the Writer Fellowship over at On Deck and writes a weekly newsletter called My Super Secret Diary. As an ex startup founder, we also got Max's takes on the tension (and similarities) that exist between being a founder and an artist. We also talked about writing, creativity, and career choices.

#11: Leadership lessons from Ted Lasso

This week, we shared our thoughts and takeaways from Season #1 of Ted Lasso: a sitcom television series starring Jason Sudeikis.

#10: Tools for thought

This week, we took a deep dive into our technology stacks and discussed the tools and apps we use to capture and create knowledge.

#9: How to find topics to write about

On this first episode of Season 2, we go through our process of finding topics and ideas to write about (or other creative outputs for that matter). We also touch on some of the tools and apps we use that help boost the writing process.

#8: Mind mapping, authentic creativity, and passion projects

This is the Season 1 Finale as we wrap up 8 weeks of On Deck Writer Fellowship. We talked about mind maps (and where they come in during the creative process), personal vs. professional identities, Tony Hsieh, and Salesforce acquiring Slack.

#7: Being average, blue zones, the art of editing, and design for non-designers

On this episode, we talked about embracing being average, fulfillment, and the blue zones concept. We also talked about our ideal writing audiences where Nate dove deep into the importance of design for non-designers.

#6: Solitude, showing up, and personal finances

This week we chatted about big tasks vs. small tasks (and which one to tackle first) and the importance of solitude and spending time on our own. We also talked about creating leverage by showing up consistently, personal finances (+budgeting), and succinct communication.

#5: Staying productive during an election, habit stacking, The Octopus Teacher, and the Pomodoro technique

This week we chat about balancing our schedules and productivity during an election, using habit stacking and the Pomodoro technique. We also talk about our experience at the halfway point in the On Deck Writer's Fellowship, and if we're hitting our goals. Reza discusses his preparation for interviewing guests for his upcoming podcast, while Nate is interviewed for the first time as a guest. This episode is rich in musings around productivity, Nate's co-hosted Q&A with Anne-Laure Le Cunff of Ness Labs, and the books we're now starting. Enjoy!

#4: Newsletters, personal blogs, illustrations, productivity, collaboration and telling good stories

We talked about a lot in this episode! From the process for publishing our newsletters, to the metrics we track and why we've been doing it every week for the last 6 months. We also touch on the tech stack of our personal blogs, sketching, productivity, collaboration and storytelling.

#3: Getting feedback, gaining clarity from writing, and being present

We talk about our second week at On Deck Writer Fellowship, the process of giving and receiving feedback and how writing and speaking are connected.

#2: Newsletters, creativity, our writing process, choosing your niche, and ODW1

We talk about our writing process, the origin stories of our newsletters, and our first week during the On Deck Writer Fellowship.

#1: Who we are, why we're recording our conversations, and of course ODW1

We talk about our backgrounds, why we're starting a podcast, and our excitement for the inaugural On Deck Writer Fellowship

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