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To Matt Haloran, we are 99.99% alike, we are all more than friends and acquaintances, we are family. Having come from humble beginnings, Matt has been everyone, from a therapist, to a life coach, to a successful entrepreneur yet, what makes him the most successful it is his ability to listen deeply and discover what is so unique about you; in order…
 
How can the right leadership navigate the recent, and history repeated, events in order to continue moving forward? There really is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ leadership; just misled leaders. Leading and navigating with your team is a process that grows with the amount of obstacles you face and overcome. Trust in an organization and in the public, as we…
 
The future. We all have one. The big difference lives between those who spend the time to create one to work towards instead of being at the effect of other people's ideas of how the future should go. A vision gives us passion, drive and direction. Living in anticipation of a compelling future is a life worth living, as everything we do supports us…
 
How can leaders make a bigger difference in their employees lives? Should leaders be quiet in the shadows and notice what is going on in order to empower whom they are leading? As Leaders, we need to lead by example. If your employees don’t see you living, breathing and acting on your vision; it is not effective, and it’s not empowering. It all rev…
 
Who Do You Need To Be To Build Resilience For The Future Maya and I talk about the last quarter. The projects we were working on and the lessons they presented. The gapple with trying to get it right, the power of just going with the flow and the benefit of implementing custom systems and structures that supports (not constraints) creativity. I kno…
 
The game of entrepreneurship keeps you driven and hungry. Busy building and doing, and rarely with a clear plan. At the beginning that's a good thing! What better environment to figure things out but rolling up your sleeves and digging in. While there is always a part of us that wished we would have had MORE support, insight, awareness, mentorship.…
 
Are you actually making progress in the area of building real equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace?A great, simple measure to use in your own organization's progress is to ask a simple question: Are you comfortable or not?If you’re not stretching or expanding to address this within your companyThen it's likely you’re not making enough p…
 
What do you do to keep going? How do you avoid the trap of quick money and the long term cost of taking shortcuts now? How do you keep your people happy and your business profitable as you grind away while at the same time work to create something meaningful for everyone involved? Join me as I speak with Erik Hytonen as he shares his journey. Like …
 
I have a cat in heat for a second time (back to back with a very short, 2 week buffer). If you’ve experienced this before, you will understand. If you haven’t, you’ve been warned. And be ready to accept responsibility for how it’s going to go. How aware are you of those nagging voices that are constantly crying out? Constantly demanding attention, …
 
Financial Advisors...They have a direct impact on the livelihoods, future life experiences, and overall emotional wellbeing of their clients. Unfortunately, the financial industry as a whole has taken some big hits in the trust space. And it’s brought a level of caution with how we proceed going forward. Never mind bringing people together around a…
 
What do you do with an empty concrete canvas that has 12 decades of history weaved through it? How do keep small businesses viable in the shadow of corporate giants? How do you break down years of status quo as you re-create and reconnect a community back to its electric roots at the same time embracing what's next? Adrian Urlacher, Amanda Weightma…
 
My guest today has a unique lens to the world of being human and doing business. His name is Jayson Lowe, CEO of Ascendant Financial. He will be the first to admit that it is because of the mentorship and leadership of others that has gotten him to where he’s at in his life. And while he could never articulate the gratitude that’s necessary to hono…
 
A friend shared something really personal last week. She did a great job of leading the charge on how to embrace your vulnerable human side powerfully. She got real and raw and it was needed. Not just for her to do but for the reminder that it provided us. Namely how important it is to have a community of people around you, holding you up when you …
 
Today on E3 we share about: My last speaking gig at i4 and some of the elevated self-awareness that showed up. Zoom calls! Talking heads is now the new normal and how do we ensure we don’t get too comfortable in it. Multitasking vs focused effort. The building blocks that are helping us set stronger foundations for our businesses and our family The…
 
In today's episode we talk about: Physical wellbeing The practice of doing nothing The process of going from good to great (and being ok with sucking during the process) When ego shows up as you work towards your aspirational goals for the future Doing what you love doing, and having it become a viable business Finding your tribe ___________ Maya a…
 
Maya and David have been in business together for as long as they’ve been married. They are into their 13th year, have been through 6 iterations of their businesses to date, are proud parents of twin 9 year olds (which they’ve now homeschooling in our “new normal”). They share what it’s taken to keep their relationship just as much a priority as th…
 
What a shit show. Your life as you remember it is no longer as it was. And likely never will be. What are you doing to be ready for the next chapter of your story? How prepared are you?What are you doing to grow and expand yourself?How are you taking on the inner critic that is there, right on queue to tell you how much you suck, that what you’re d…
 
On today's episode, Alison Masniuk, a Calgary based digital content strategist and I have dig into where she's at with her career. What's working and what's not. Your life is a game. The game is to become better than you of yesterday. In the beginning, you will not be extraordinary, and that is ok. Excellence, mastery, confidence, certainty are all…
 
You have a choice. Every day you encounter a myriad of choices, some that you are aware of, others that you are not. All of which take you down an inevitably predictable path. The actions you take outline the past, define your present, and determine your future. Everywhere you look you'll find exactly what you are looking for. Read that one more ti…
 
Sometimes life gets hard. Bad things happen to good people. We all have our own version of something terrible that has happened to us or around us and whether we like it or not it shapes who we are. Overcoming the trials and tribulations in life isn't just something that happens, it's something that we need to drive us forward and push us to greate…
 
Just like everything else on this beautiful planet we call earth, Racism has undergone an evolution of sorts. There is a lot to be said about the leaps and bounds we have taken as a collective species. Most of our spiritual enlightenment has occurred in the last 100 years so we are still young in the grand scheme of things. It's important to bear i…
 
Have you ever felt like you didn't see something that other people could? We know what we know, and we know what we don't know. But how do you know what you don't know? There is more to life than meets the eye and being present to it can focus your self-development. Acknowledging that there is more out there than you can comprehend means you have a…
 
Running a creative agency or studio? You may be full of crap. ----more---- Still with me? Great! You might be ready for real change then. Here’s the thing... Most of us are really frightened to say when things aren’t working. And this goes for any business owner. As creatives, we fool ourselves into thinking we just need to do a little more and cre…
 
This weekends episode touches on 2 things 1. Your inaction in what you want in life 2. The chaos that is the COVID-19 and just how deeply it's impacting everyone and what the opportunity might actually be if you're open to it hearing. And if you need someone to chat with please reach out. sayhi@thegyst.life…
 
How many times have you said to yourself, once I have "x" I'll be ready and you've either not done the work to get "x" or you have "x" and now your reason for not taking the action you said you wanted to take is because now you need "y"? Ya...been there. Many times. Like us talking about live streaming for about 1 year now... This is us taking the …
 
Happiness is not something to chase, It just comes If you’re willing to play. It’s a long game that requires patience and a whole lot of commitment. Nothing is certain despite our best efforts to guide and direct it and happiness and living your life your way, while available to everyone is not something we’ll all achieve because we get caught up i…
 
en·ti·tled “believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.” Ever get that feeling that we should have a thing just because? Despite having done little to no work that would begin the process of having it show up? Thinking that we are, in some capacity owed that which we do not have yet? And we spend a shit ton of t…
 
What’s the formula for living your best life on your terms? There’s no tried and true method. And it’s different for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from hearing how others are navigating that process. And that’s what this podcast series is about. Over drinks Jay and I have a chat about his journey of human being in this world. Shou…
 
Today we get into a topic as pervasive as the very air we breathe - social programming. We do the best we can with the resources we have available to us. What is easy to forget is that we’re all connected. You, your kids, your parents, grandparents and great grandparents. And we’re all working through and dealing with a hangover of their upbringing…
 
Who controls the flow of money in your life? What do you know about commercial banking vs private banking? Yes, that’s a thing. When it comes to managing money, we are always taught to go to someone else. You want to invest, go see a stockbroker or mutual fund advisor, you need money? Go borrow from a Bank. One of my mentors, R. Nelson Nash says th…
 
You know you’re on your path to purpose if you’re enjoying it. If you’re not, keep opening different doors. This path to purpose is one that Laurie has been on for a long time and when she asks herself if she’s found her purpose yet, she is reminded of the fact that for her she really enjoys taking the meandering path of getting somewhere. Whether …
 
Perspective. What’s yours and how do you share it? Sometimes that’s all it takes for another person to see something they’ve never seen before and completely changes how we view the world and our place in it. The funny thing about that perspective is that it was always there, the only thing that changed was your ability to see it. Everyone has a ba…
 
Who are you? Understanding who you are is not a one and done event. Who you were 5, 10 even 20 years ago is not who you will continue to be for the next 30. Human beings are always in a constant state of change and growth. How you lean in and embrace those changes makes all the difference. As is finding the right people who are aligned with what yo…
 
Be ok with you. Some of the coolest people you’ll ever meet are figuring it out. What’s cool is that they’re all in and trying to figure it out and what you’ll realize if you don’t yet already is that discovery is really cool. Whether it’s your PhD or an extreme sport It’s not about what you’re doing but why you’re doing it. What do you LOVE about …
 
Life tends to go this way… You do one thing, it then opens the doors to something else and you either choose to pursue that or not. We pick the next “logical” thing as we move through and take advantage of the options presented to us along the way. But how often have you looked back at the choices you’ve taken, and how they were all connected? You …
 
What is your definition of success? How are you setting up our next generation's definition of success? It’s not about goals or about achieving those goals. It’s got everything to do with HOW you work on getting that future. You have the power to define success and in that, you have the power to be successful. You’ll really enjoy listening to episo…
 
And it’s not about just pulling hydrocarbons out of the ground. Ravin Moorthy is our third guest on the special series on purpose. Ravin, like most of us who have descended on this city at the base of the mountains in Alberta, has experienced the impact of the current state of our economy. But that was not the only thing that impacted his life and …
 
What would you do if you were the top individual in your field only to have that kicked out from under you in about 3 days? How would you move forward? This podcast reveals a little into Crystal Phillip's story of being one of the top athletes in her game to being paralyzed only to rise to the top again but in a different way. EVENT DETAILS *UPDATE…
 
We have forgotten our place. We know this, we experience this daily and It’s time to stop ignoring it. Humans are but one thread in the web of life, we didn't create the web, and we can’t control the web. Are you listening? Like really listening? It is the difference-maker. There is a richness to the story that’s being told between the lines, throu…
 
What’s up! David here and this is episode 76! Sorry for the long delay between episodes. There’s a lot of planning going on with a bunch of new dudes joining the team. You’ll be hearing from all of them over the coming episodes. I always enjoy a good story and when my brother’s around he’s always got a good story to tell. So we’ve got a long juicy …
 
We are excited to welcome Connie Jakab for episode 75, a local entrepreneur, an agent of change for a healthy culture and mental health. Our society is sick, our young people are defining themselves by their anxieties and depressions rather than strengths and passions. Where did this come from and what can we do to change it, as a family, as a comm…
 
David Andrew Weibe joins us for episode 74 of The GYST Life Podcast. We discuss the events of life that shape who we become both consciously and unconsciously. David shares some compelling stories about his upbringing. David grew up in Japan from a young age and he is still fluent in the language. We discuss the impact of losing a parent and the in…
 
Most of us men do not talk about our mortality. I know I sure don’t. I literally get weak in the knees when I do. It’s fucked. I understand that does not serve me and here we are. Today’s episode we are joined by Craig Tervit an Estate Planner based here in Calgary. Craig shares his journey of immigrating here from South Africa and the struggle and…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 72 of The GYST Life podcast. We are joined by Michael Dargie, from DropBear and Panda. tgyst.co/RiverRock This is for you introverts for you out there as Michael shares how he found his way through discomfort to fully expressing himself in many creative ways. We talk about the Fight for truth and the search for self-exp…
 
Hello and welcome to The GYST Life Podcast episode 71. Today we talk about fighting the drift versus embracing it. www.tgyst.co/YaNo Second guessing yourself after making a choice and moving forward with it. Overthinking what we know about what people are going through based on our first impressions. Assuming we know how something is going to go wi…
 
Welcome to episode 70 of the GYST Life Podcast. On today’s episode we talk about discipline as a pathway to freedom! Guess what, you’re flaky and unreliable as are most of the people in your life, here’s the kicker, most of you don’t even realize it. Are you grappling with success and wondering why you’re not getting the results you want? Try on, y…
 
Today we talk about, getting what you deserve, what you think you deserve versus what you actually deserve. Accepting where you are, because you suck! And here’s why. You’re not focused. You’re not mindful of the choices you make. You try to take on too much and your end goals are not big enough. We dig into this on the episode. Enjoy. Follow The G…
 
We all are provided opportunities to stand for what’s right in this world. Our tendency is different from everyone. You either step in, step up or step back and deep down we know when something needs to be said or done. These opportunities are subtle and easily dismissed for many reasons. The biggest one being the potential negative situation you a…
 
Have you ever fantasized about your dream job? What if you could create the job or business of your dreams? On Episode 67 Matt and Carla share their story of how they are literally living the dream and how they created it. Have you ever had an idea you really wanted to take action on, then came up with all the perfect reasons not to do it? Then wha…
 
Welcome to episode 66 of The GYST Life Podcast. We’re joined by Judith Vergara, a lifestyle entrepreneur who grew up in the Philippines and now resides here in Calgary. Today we talk about growing up with housekeepers, coming out of retirement in your mid-twenties, and humanity plus business models. Judith shares about the pros and cons of living i…
 
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