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Generalist vs Specialist

Ep. 634

In this short audio, I discuss generalists and specialists. This was originally posted on my TikTok page https://www.tiktok.com/@tayorockson.

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6/15/2022

Creating a Platform for Change with Levert Blount

Ep. 643
Today, Tayo engages in a truly fascinating conversation with guest, Levert Blount, regarding Levert’s experience of losing everything to natural disaster and rebounding with his newly launched TikTok career which has already garnered him 600,000 followers. Levert opens up the episode by talking about growing up in a big family, how he learned to display love through food, and how it wasn’t until the hurricanes hit Southwest Louisiana in 2020 that his life changed forever. Having lost everything - his home, his job, and everything he knew to be normal - Levert started over living in a hotel and deciding to create a TikTok account that brings to light racial injustice and the hoax that is the American Dream, which has just taken off incredibly. Bearing the brunt of racism in his daily life, Levert took to TikTok to talk about internalizing white supremacy, racism, and bringing its systemic nature to light to enact genuine change. In a country that’s built upon, and continues to take advantage of cheap/free labor and discrimination, the change must start with us. Levert goes on to thank God for his joyous disposition, and explains that he always found joy in the little things, and that’s what’s sustained him on this unique journey. He closes out the episode by urging the audience to create change of their own by finding their own gifts. No one can do you quite like you, so do you and do it well - there’s a world out there that needs you, just as much as it needs men like Levert Blount.The Finer Details of This Episode:Growing up with a big family Showing love through food Losing everything to natural disaster Levert’s TikTok success Living between landfills Internalizing white supremacy and racism The American Dream Finding joy in the little things Enacting change Finding your giftLinks:Connect with Levert Blount:TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@levertthebassmanFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/levertbEmail - vertthebassman@gmail.comCashapp - $Levertbhttps://www.instagram.com/levertthebassman/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo's WebsiteTayo on LinkedInTayo on TwitterTayo on YouTubeTayo on TikTokAs Told by Nomads PodcastUYD ManagementUYD Collective
6/8/2022

Failing Your Way to Success Through Improv with Erin Diehl

Ep. 642
On today’s episode of the As Told By Nomads podcast, Tayo chats with Erin Diehl, the founder and CEO of a professional development company, a recovering perfectionist, and a podcast host on her own show, Improve It!Together, they kick off the episode by talking about Erin's love for entertainment, how it blossomed at a young age, and how it wasn’t until COVID that she found her true calling: making people laugh online and over Zoom.She recalls sleepless nights working on improv sets with her team, and goes on to remember bygone days when she suffered from being a perfectionist.Since starting meditation and learning to let go, her love for her business has only grown.As a self proclaimed recovering perfectionist, Diehl has finally come to understand how and why failure is so vital to our personal progress.She notes how helpful improv was to this journey, and that since failure is inevitable, it’s best to embrace it much as she has done with her genius brainchild, Laugh Break. Corporate clients hire her and her team of improv studs to host a 30-60 minute Laugh Break during a meeting over Zoom, where her goal is to make our virtual realities a little bit more enjoyable.Both Tayo and Erin close out the episode with a final note on knowing your worth - after all, life gets really good when we start to appreciate how wonderful we are.The Finer Details of This Episode:Erin’s love for entertainment at a young ageCOVID’s effect on her live performancesSleepless nights working on improvLife as a recovering perfectionistMeditation and learning to let goWhy failure is vital for growthImprov practicesContributing to positive energyFeeling comfortable working from homeLaugh breaksKnowing your worthLinks:Connect with Erin Diehl on:Improve It! podcastImprove It! HomepageErin Diehl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepinitrealdiehl/Improve It! on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learntoimproveit/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo's WebsiteTayo on LinkedInTayo on TwitterTayo on YouTubeTayo on TikTokAs Told by Nomads PodcastUYD ManagementUYD Collective
6/1/2022

How to Bullyproof the World with Rob Fazio

Ep. 641
Today, Rob Fazio enjoys yet another warm welcome to the As Told By Nomads podcast. Specializing in global leadership and success as a Partner at Onpoint Advising, Rob talks to Tayo today about his upcoming book Bully Proof, a how to guide on influencing alphas and wielding strength in professional settings. The two open up the conversation by discussing Cancel Culture and its toxicity, and how, in a world in which views and opinions become more and more polarized each day, it’s beneficial to start honing these skills of influence and power. In response to the rise of polarization and bullying, Rob has created a variety of acronyms in his book that include tips about empathy and alignment, strength and plans, and obstacles and outcomes.Both Rob and Tayo concede that it isn’t an easy task to adopt a new behavior, especially one that feels unnatural, and that it can be hard to find strength in a situation you previously surrendered to. There is, however, great growth in discomfort, and to harness this growth, we need to do away with toxic positivity, values of convenience, objects of instant gratification, and reactionary thinking. We also need to embrace change and fight with our power from within. These two good friends close out today’s episode by referencing the value in critical thinking, and how we need to start interpreting the world around us through our own lenses, rather than adhering to the narrative that society tells us to believe. Once we make this happen, we will not only find more strength in ourselves, but we will open our heads and hearts to those of others, and maybe, just maybe, learn a thing or two.The Finer Details of This Episode:The toxicity of Cancel CultureValues of convenienceResponding to bulliesDEALSLearning new behaviorsDefining an alphaWhy there’s growth in discomfortThe choice between reaction and responseWOOP and HOWToxic positivityThe problem with instant gratificationThe value in critical thinkingLinks:Connect with Rob Fazio:Website: https://onpointadvising.com/Book link: https://onpointadvising.com/bullyproof/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robfazio/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:Tayo's WebsiteTayo on LinkedInTayo on TwitterTayo on YouTubeTayo on TikTokAs Told by Nomads PodcastUYD ManagementUYD Collective