189: On Melbourne Opera, Literacy Advocacy, And Protecting Your Energy With Guest Ren Barlow

  • welcome Ren Barlow from Australia to episode 189 of the show
  • this one was recorded on my phone outside a restaurant in Beverly Hills, so the quality is a bit more phone quality with some background sounds from people
  • the associated video for this episode will be at this link
  • she has done work for Melbourne Opera, and done various singing gigs
  • one of her large pushes is for improvement in literacy for children, with literacy being the way for them to grow from their environment
  • she also illustrates children’s books
  • we talked about the importance of protecting your energy and being kind
  • a bit as well about books and a book recommendation
  • glad to have had her~

188: On The Serving Mindset, Life Coaching, Juicing, And Yoga With Guest Farnoosh Brock

  • welcome guest Farnoosh to episode 188 of the show~
  • I met Farnoosh early on in the blogging days, with her site Prolific Living
  • From her bio, “Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and rising leader at a Fortune 100 to business coach, entrepreneur and CEO of her company, which she runs today with her husband. In her coaching work, she shows business owners, professionals, entreprenuers and leaders to choose serving over selling in order to build deep trust with their customers and profitable sustainable businesses for their employees and the future. In addition to her latest book, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business (2018), she is the creator of Crack the Code to Get Promoted, an advancement leadership course for corporate professionals as well as the author of The Healthy Juicer’s Bible (2013), The Healthy Smoothie Bible (2014), and The Big Book of Healing Drinks (2019). Find out more at  www.farnooshbrock.com.”
  • we discussed her book that released November 6th, called The Serving Mindset, which is about being of service to build your business instead of attempting to sell to grow it
  • knowing about objections from customers, and your own pricing, is very important to maintaining and building your business
  • some topics about sales and value were included
  • we also covered bits on juicing and her yoga practice
  • glad to have her on the show~

187: On Celebrity Styling, Clients, Personality, And Kindness With Guest Melissa Souza

  • welcome celebrity stylist Melissa Souza to the show on episode 187
  • from her bio, she “is an established celebrity, editorial, and commercial stylist, and is the owner/founder of Haven Street Style Studio”
  • we talked about a variety of topics including her abilities and skills
  • discussed fashion and our time at Los Angeles fashion week, including some of the shows she liked
  • a bit about personality and features of Melissa’s
  • there was some material about kindness and its value in public discourse
  • her assistant Charmina joined in with a message about how to conduct onesself in life
  • You can find her material on her website
  • glad to have her on the show~

186: Jackfruit Effort, Doing Things Yourself, And Halloween Festivity

  • welcome to the episode known as #186
  • the topic of putting effort to open jackfruit
  • it’s not easy to eat like a banana, but worth it, like life
  • you get value out of trying things yourself
  • there are those moments of high effort where time stops
  • the more of these you work with, the better prepared you are
  • life is not light, and your ability to respond is key
  • Halloween is here and many will dress up and be creative
  • festivities in West Hollywood and across the lands
  • P.S. – guest post by Gary on the blog

185: On Mental Health, Improv And People Connection With Guest La

  • Zvirby up in the building for episode 185
  • we went over the topic of mental health and concern for others
  • La talked about her helping of homeless people
  • She had made a care package for an individual she will find~
  • La has done improv and performs regularly
  • we tried doing an improv bit together but I am more about doing comedy improvically, which is different
  • discussed connection of people, and how we can reach out to others
  • we went over books we know of, and she liked You Are A Badass as well
  • glad to have La Zvirby on the show

184: The Return Of Los Angeles Fashion Week, And The People

  • Los Angeles Fashion Week is upon the Majestic Downtown in LA
  • The event continues its tradition of bringing together fashion, styles, models, designers, art, and people
  • I have seen some key individuals at the event including painter Crystal from episode 135 of the show
  • As well, Robby of future episode number ? had set up the event once more with assistance from others
  • Dancer and model Rayna from episode 140 up in the place and brought the flair
  • I like seeing people and meeting new people
  • I met another individual also named Crystal
  • May the fashion week continue to go smoothly with stylish shows of people with thematic ensembles

183: One Year Of The Armen Show

  • hello and welcome to episode to episode 183 of the show
  • it has been one year since I started the podcast on October 6, 2018
  • it is good to signify changing moments in time
  • we have had many guests and topics and series of discussions
  • on the way is continued science, guests, and happenings
  • there may be a more structured form of the show to happen
  • we look at making our own building among the other ones
  • glad to have had you all listening and joining thus far
  • to more~

182: On Video Game Design, Adversity, And Church With Guest Donald

  • welcome Donald on episode 182 of the show
  • discussed his entry into the video game design world
  • you can find this individual at Insomniac Games
  • we talked about adversity and what it can lead to
  • the challenges from before lead to the strength of now
  • included some content on relationships and/or relating with others
  • socializing is a theme we brought up about reaching out
  • we went over some books that Donald liked to read
  • also Donald’s church-going and his interest in faith
  • glad to have Donald up on the show

181: Character Building, Food Places, Simulation, And Self-Quotes

  • 181 in the building
  • character building with small efforts
  • you have to live up to your own mini-goals
  • also talked about food places that I have gone to
  • some of the popular places to eat
  • simulation theory concepts
  • if in a simulation, we are not able to even go out of bounds
  • make your own quotes
  • you don’t need to be checking other’s quotes
  • Los Angeles is not light

180: The Conversational Backpack As Your Toolkit For Socializing

  • welcome to episode 180 on the show~
  • this one inspired by idea from Mary M
  • the conversational backpack is your way to connect with others
  • you have your toolkit to work with
  • you can bring variety, change in tone, and spontaneity
  • you don’t want to be limited to one or two things when talking
  • sticking to one tone will bore the other person at some point
  • we want to be flowing and weaving like a river

179: On Relationships, Parents, And Habits With Guests Kim And Catie

  • welcome guests Kim and Catie on episode 179 of the show
  • we recorded this one on a sidewalk of a street in Los Angeles
  • first recording on a public sidewalk with people walking by
  • discussed relationships gone awry
  • also discussed parenting that wasn’t as desired
  • some elements of OCD were talked about
  • as often, we mentioned some books of interest in the fiction space
  • there were some life message in this one, and some tips for relationships
  • glad to have both Kim and Catie on the show

178: World Updates, Potential Audiobook Listening, And Having A Clear Target

  • welcome to episode 178
  • this one is a stream of consciousness type episode
  • we want all to flourish like a bird flying
  • mentioned some elements to complete in upcoming time
  • 2 author interviews in September and Robert Greene book in October
  • will check out an audiobook to see if that is a better way
  • having a target is the way to not let small issues throw you off
  • your target should include the elements along the way
  • the world is your world

177: Moving The Needle On Your Projects, And Voicing Your Path

  • episode 177 in the internets
  • this one inspired somewhat by Isaiah
  • you want to move the needle on your projects, and not just maintain
  • we want to have done more today than we could have done yesterday
  • voicing your path gets you toward there
  • your voice and thoughts are your direction maker, or rudder
  • we don’t have room for a path that isn’t ours
  • a little closing bit on Mac Miller and his departure
  • to more~

176: Avoidance, And The Fear And Issues Associated With It

  • the things we avoid are the things we get weaker in
  • bringing attention to a topic is the way to handle it
  • brushing it to the side gives it more weight than it deserves
  • we want to keep things light
  • things that are avoided grow bigger
  • it represents a fear within
  • you don’t want to give fear more energy or it can overpower you
  • you bring your focus like a light to the issue
  • what is something you have avoided?
    • is there something you can do about it?
    • can you target that thing?
    • who are you afraid will find out about it or will think less of you if they find out?
    • are you giving those people’s opinions too much credit?
  • sometimes we avoid what we don’t understand
    • can you look into it?
  • episode inspired by Mary

175: On Office Personalities, Podcasting Ideas, And Family Upbringing With Guests Jenny And Lucy

  • welcome Jenny and Lucy on episode 175 of the show~
  • this is the second double-guest episode of all
  • we discussed potential podcast topics that they might include in a show
  • what the podcast would be called, and how it would be presented
  • little houses and their appeal or interest factors
  • gym story and why it is key to be a good salesman if you are a salesman
  • heredity and the finding out of lineage information from 23andme
  • accents across the board for the fun
  • what each person likes about each person
  • life upbringing and how that leads to the person we are today
  • glad to have both J and L on the show

174: Viewing Moments As Their Own Entity, And Creative Input-Output Priorities

  • on this one I went over a few topics
  • better to make errors along the way than not do anything
  • we have times where the thing we did was the last time we would do that
  • view things as though that time is the only time that matters
  • including things as part of a group of times can lead to regret
  • the weight of regret is heavier than any comfort
  • description about time by the beach in Ventura
  • input is always lower in priority than output for creative types
  • your mind is to be kept in mind when doing anything

173: Discussing People Who Have Departed, And Mental Well-Being

  • welcome to episode 173 of the show
  • on this one I am talking about some of the people departed
  • Chester Bennington who left his singing career
  • Kate Spade who left her jewelry career and brand name
  • Anthony Bourdain and his chef and cooking career
  • xxxtentacion and his rapping popularity with the youth
  • I go over some of the things that matter most in life
  • mental well-being is the things that is bigger than socioeconomic status, wealth, popularity, or reverence
  • more to come on the show~

172: Being Interviewed About A Variety Of Topics By Guest Gary

  • things switch around here on episode 172 of the show
  • Gary(one of the two triple guests) interviews me on this one
  • he brought forward a variety of questions
  • questions went over some of the authors I liked, the people I am trying to reach, and the intent behind the content I put out
  • you can find out some of my reasoning for how I do the show
  • there was some good variety here, and I like being on the interview end, and would remain there if not more inclined to be on the hosting end
  • Gary knows audio editing and we did some compression on the episode to adjust audio levels
  • onward we go~

171: Kelp Man @Armen On Twitter, And The Focused Nature Of Text

  • welcome online to episode 171 palindrome fest
  • the story of Kelp Man and how he became
  • know the value of kelp for the ocean and what it brings
  • the greatness of text as a medium for communication
  • Twitter and Medium for their textiness
  • my story of someone asking me for my Twitter to use it
  • how to respond to the world
  • to more ocean rescues with Kelp Man

170: Chapter 1 And Half Of Chapter 2 Of She Has Her Mother’s Laugh By Carl Zimmer

  • we are in the 170s as episodes go
  • this one is about the first chapter and a half of Carl Zimmer’s most recent book
  • it is called She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, and it is about heredity/genes
  • this section included discussion of many scientists work early on
  • in the 1400s and 1500s and 1600s, people tried to show off lineage
  • many kings and prominent families wanted to show their power or clean family lines
  • inbreeding did not work well to keep family lineage going; forcing something = failure
  • scientists later in the 1800s and 1900s processed idea of heredity
  • deVries and Mendel and Darwin are all mentioned here
  • the book reads very storylike and progresses through time