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The Up and Comers Show is a podcast about the process of becoming. Our tagline is “learning how to live a good life” which we believe takes living with “intention in the tension” because life is inevitably filled tensions we must live within. Hosted by Thane Marcus Ringler, this show aims to unpack the stories of other inspiring up and comers in long-form interviews, share conversations with fellow peers on common issues we face in this phase of life, and provide concepts and ideas in shorte ...
 
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In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler gives three reasons why he’s going on a sabbatical. These three reasons include time, money, and focus. If you found value in the show and you want it to continue, please listen to this episode. Thane enumerates simple ways you can contribute to help the show go on. If you want to be an active up and comer, con…
 
In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler and his guest, Sean Hanson, come together for a fellowship conversation on ministry, masculinity, and management. Sean launched BUD Ministries, a nonprofit seeking to unite, disciple, and equip young men to be unshakably devoted in their pursuit of Christ. Thane and Sean discuss the modern challenges of spreadi…
 
Marriage is not the end-game for many relationships. It is where the journey actually begins. In an age where many marriages fall through the roof, how can you fight the statistics and maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship with your life partner? In this Couch Conversation episode, Thane Marcus Ringler and his wife, Evan Ryan Ringler, sh…
 
It is not wrong to give your best in your business and strive hard to achieve success, but it is unacceptable to disregard your physical, mental, and personal states just to accomplish that. An entrepreneur can only be considered successful if they truly understand how to use a sustainable approach when running a business. Sharing his personal expe…
 
The human heart is the chamber of humanity where dreams, disappointments, hope, and other emotions and desires are found. The Wild at Heart author himself, John Eldredge, sits with Thane Marcus Ringler and talks about the impact of global trauma on humanity and why the human heart prefers denial and falls short in self-kindness. John is a best-sell…
 
Believe it or not, it’s easier to beat ourselves up all the time for not being good enough than to change our inner dialogue and give ourselves some grace. Self-kindness is the antidote to self-sabotage, whether the latter shows up in the form of unrealistic expectations, self-shaming or the comparison trap. The kinder we are with ourselves, the ki…
 
In running a business, values still trump mere money-making strategies. That's why in any setting, entrepreneurs who give enormous regard to servant leadership will always find success in their chosen field. Athlete-turned-businessman John Pierson sits down with Thane Marcus Ringler to share how he concentrates on the mindset of serving others in r…
 
You are called upon to serve where you are. No matter what your circumstances are, God has given you the gifts that you have the responsibility to use in the service of the people around you. Eric Wood lives by this principle everyday as someone who does helping people as his profession. Eric is the first African-American VP of Louisiana Tech, as w…
 
When your back is finally pushed against the wall, you will start to have a new life perspective centered on gratitude, optimism, and putting trust in God. This is what actor Riji Raja went through by experiencing homelessness with her husband, marking one of the most challenging phases of their lives. She sits down with Thane Marcus Ringler to sha…
 
What has 2020 taught you? We’ve all had such a challenging year that it bears upon us to reflect on what we have witnessed and experienced so that we may come up in the new year in better form. In this fellowship episode, Thane Marcus Ringler shares the seat with his good friend and partner, Adam Setser. Together, they discuss a host of topics that…
 
After the long year that is 2020, we’re finally beginning anew with 2021. What better way to kick off the new year than a good processing of the things that happened and what is to come? Starting the show this 2021 with a Couch Conversations episode, Thane Marcus Ringler brings in his wife, Evan Ryan Ringler, to talk about their 2020 reflections, s…
 
With the rocky year that is 2020 coming to an end, we look upon 2021 full of hope and positive expectations. In this year-ender episode, Thane Marcus Ringler looks back on everything that happened this year, focusing on both the good and the bad. He reflects on how change and commitment go hand in hand if we expect to find true progress and growth.…
 
Entrepreneurship is such an enticing word that it can be so easy to get blinded by the name we fail to anticipate the inevitable challenges that come with it. If you plan to become an entrepreneur, this episode will get you covered on the highs and lows of this path that most people don’t realize. Thane Marcus Ringler sits down with Tyler Wilson, a…
 
Entrepreneurship opens up various opportunities to help make people’s lives better, not only with the products you make but the causes you support through them. Changing capitalism by helping others buy better through ethical and impactful shopping, Rachel Kois of Simple Switch joins Thane Marcus Ringler to tell us the amazing things he has been do…
 
It is not very difficult to empathize with deprivation if you had been on the same boat before. As a child, Hav A Sole Founder, Rikki Mendias spent over five years in a shelter. His mother struggled to make ends meet and couldn’t even afford to buy him a pair of much needed shoes. This early deprivation caused Rikki to develop an obsession for shoe…
 
Society seems to ask too much of us that it can be quite stressful to fully embody who we want to be and feel worthy just as who we are. How do we overcome that and accept that we are worthy as ourselves? Thane Marcus Ringler lets us in on this session of couch conversations with his wife, Evan Ryan Ringler, where they talk about worthiness, lesson…
 
In the modern world, many of us are overly specialized. While that has its many benefits, oftentimes, we miss out on seeing the best of other things because we focus too much on one thing. As a modern-day renaissance man, Abel James has known this to be true. Abel is a New York Times best-selling author, musician, online creator, the host of the aw…
 
Polarity is based on the premise of dualism, and it is precisely the line of thought that we need to break free from if we are to achieve true unity. As we move on to a new era in American history, we need to be reminded of a few simple things that we can start doing in ourselves to achieve unity amidst difference. Join Thane Marcus Ringler as he g…
 
In the face of cancer, we can think that all hope is lost. How do you continue to find a reason to keep going, especially when your loved one is fighting for their life? In this inspiring conversation, Thane Marcus Ringler sits down with Deliece Hofen, the President of Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer, to share her messages of hope and promise fo…
 
Exciting things are coming at the Thane Marcus Academy, and who better to share what they are with us than Thane Marcus Ringler himself? First time on the show, we flip the script as Thane takes a seat on the hot seat opposite his wife, Evan Ryan Ringler. He talks about the two online courses designed to help us grow self-awareness and develop disc…
 
Interviews are a crucial part of any business. It is the first line of defense for businesses that could either make or break them, and we all know how detrimental hiring the wrong person could be. In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler catches up with his friend Josh Oakes to share with us what goes on in the world of interviewing, how you can inte…
 
The mental and emotional game is just as important as our physical when it comes to success. Long intrigued by this fact, former professional golfer, Rick Sessinghaus, studied the mental and emotional skills that make or break a performance. In this episode, he joins host Thane Marcus Ringler to share those with us along with his journey as a menta…
 
With the presidential elections fast approaching, the political issues that polarize the American people are once more at the core of many conversations. In this divisive atmosphere, it becomes all the more important for us to shift the conversation into how we can work our way around these polarizing issues and achieve unity. Why is diversity of t…
 
Anyone who has used the LoveBomb app has experienced how it’s making it fun, quick, and easy to stay connected with the people they care about. The product of Mark Shapiro’s genius, this digital expression of kindness helps make you better art keeping in touch with others. Mark has sent over 10,000 personalized appreciation videos to those he cares…
 
Podcasting has been slowly growing as an industry as more and more people are tuning in, and businesses, experts, and influencers are discovering its many benefits. If you are curious about what it takes to start one of your own, then this episode will be a treat! Thane Marcus Ringler interviews on the show leadership coach, business consultant, an…
 
More than anything else, what we need now in this world is unity and community. The question is what role can you play to help bring this unity about? In this episode Thane Marcus Ringler takes us back to a recent keynote, where he shared a story that illustrates the role of community in promoting individual and collective welfare. There is sheer p…
 
We are no better than anyone else, but we have an individual calling and gifting, which makes us unique and different than everyone else. For Ben Courson, that calling is to ignite God’s hope in the hearts of his listeners. Hope is essential. It is a spark that ignites our world, fuels our progress, and spurs us upward and onward, helping us stay t…
 
Working your way up in a company, especially a tech company, as a black woman can be very daunting, especially if you don’t have many examples to point to in terms of people who have been on the same professional journey as you. For Rovina Valashiya, the journey had her struggling with finding her identity and staying true to herself. Rovina is a P…
 
Vulnerability is scary. We have evolved the tendency to protect ourselves at all cost from possible embarrassment and humiliation that we often shy away from revealing our innermost thoughts and feelings. But once you get past the fear and gain the courage to dig deep, you’ll find that vulnerability has something great in store for you. In this epi…
 
The specialty retail industry is going through challenging times now with COVID-19 going on, but the principles of success in the industry remain the same. Retail strategist Krista Boyer teaches these principles to business owners through Retail for the People. Having been through the ups and downs of physical store retail herself, Krista knows the…
 
God has a greater story in store for everyone. We just have to strive to know ourselves and discover our purpose in accordance to His plan. Nothing is impossible with God if we just believe. Pastor, speaker, writer and TV and radio podcast host, Sam Collier drives this powerful message home as he sits down in this interview with Thane Marcus Ringer…
 
To change is human, but only as long as you realize that you need to do it to yourself as much as you want the next person to do it. How do we change, exactly? It is often easier said than done. A quick look at any aspect of human existence will show you how resistant we are to change when it comes to ourselves. In this rapidly changing world, we n…
 
Conflict starts internally. To live an unconflicted life, we must learn how to live fearlessly in our true identity – that precious gift that God gave out of his love for us. Armed with this powerful, faith-centered philosophy, Jamie Winship spent decades bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world's highest conflict areas. The same philosophy…
 
In our quest to be perfect all the time, we sometimes forget to allow our human emotions to flow through and guide us towards becoming who we really are. Often, there is so much to be gained from allowing ourselves to be without any fear of being wrong. In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler interviews George Towers, pastor at Denver United Church, …
 
As we stay at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a good time to start a process of introspection and reflect on our realizations in life. Life is a continuous path of learning. In order to move forward, we need to answer questions that we often forget to ask ourselves. What are we learning? What questions are we asking? What new habits ar…
 
A brand focused on creating and curating thoughtfully designed products, Ugmonk was launched in 2008 as a creative outlet to design products that Jeff Sheldon, its Founder, wanted to wear and use. Over a decade later, Ugmonk continues to expand its collection of well-designed products and clothing and attracts a passionate following from around the…
 
In this cultural moment that we are in right now with the Black Lives Matter Movement, it is not anymore acceptable to stand idly by and remain silent. If you are willing to join in on the fight but not sure how, then Thane Marcus Ringler has the episode for you! Being helpful, he provides three suggestions for entering the conversation on race, ju…
 
We are currently facing one of the significant moments in America, one that will continue to live on in history. The Black Lives Matter Movement has finally grown and is getting the recognition that has long been overdue. Furthering the conversation on unity, race, equality, and justice, Thane Marcus Ringler invites Barry Moore, the Director of Chu…
 
The racial divide in America reemerges into the spotlight again with the recent turn of events. It is becoming essential for us to move towards racial reconciliation to achieve unity as a people. Josh Goertzen brings this message of unity in this conversation with Marcus Thane Ringer as they explore the issue of race in America, being a better neig…
 
History has not changed as much as some of us would like to think. The overarching fact that injustice is real and has been present for over 400 years is proof of that. We see a resurgence of a cry for justice before our very eyes, a fight against injustice in our world. In this episode, Thane Marcus Ringler enters the conversation of the cultural …
 
In a world where information is right at our fingertips, where do we draw the line between taking in all that we can and exploring for ourselves what we could know? Do we outsource our thinking and simply accept what we've read or heard as the truth? Have we lost the ability to say "I don't know"? In another Couch Conversations episode, Thane Marcu…
 
Human interaction can be a messy endeavor if you don’t know how to play your cards right. To James Bowie, it is always about being humble and aware of the other person so that you can understand the way they view things from their perspective. An accountant by trade, James works as the Assurance Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, a global professiona…
 
Podcasting has been a booming market for more than half a decade now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. For host Marcus Thane Ringler, starting a podcast is just a matter of doing it. Of course, you do need to pay attention to certain technicalities, such as hardware and software, launching platforms, and others, which Marcus details in this e…
 
If done the right way, publishing a book about your learnings and experiences has the ability to impact so many people out there. Publishing a book changes lives - not just yours, but your readers’ as well. Chandler Bolt is the Founder and CEO of Self-Publishing School, as well as the author of six bestselling books. Drawing on his experience in th…
 
Resilience is being able to adapt to existing conditions. Antifragility goes beyond resilience by getting better and better with each exposure to stressors. Joining Thane Marcus Ringler in this episode is Cody Burkhart, a human performance specialist and the PSION Lab Chief at NASA. Cody and Thane talk about antifragility and how it relates to teac…
 
In this busy and rapidly changing day and age, we all can't help but feel the pressure to do as much as we can as fast as we could. As a result, we are sometimes left with unsatisfactory results, where we could have done better. What is lacking in all of this is discipline, and Thane Marcus Ringler reminds us how important this ability is in our li…
 
What is marriage all about, and how much should a ceremony cost? In this fellowship episode, Thane Marcus Ringler has none other than his wife, Evan Ryan Ringler. She is a powerhouse of a woman and is one of the most thoughtful, caring, and intentional individuals Thane has met in his life. Here, they discuss some of their views on weddings, their …
 
Life as a DJ can get a lot more complicated than some people might think because unbeknownst to many, it's not all just pressing buttons all the time. Plenty of thought goes into the process of being a DJ, from the learning to the set-up, before you can actually go out there and call yourself a DJ. Thane Marcus Ringler is joined by a rising DJ and …
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has probably never felt this much change in such a short amount of time than ever before. In just weeks and months, our daily lives took a standstill, causing so many unprecedented adjustments physically, emotionally, and mentally. Host, Thane Marcus Ringler, dedicates this episode to share some necessary rem…
 
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