The TDI Podcast Episode 054: This is US… and it is GOOD.

In this episode, over a pint of Guinness on St. Patty’s Day, Nick G. and Chris Galluccio from ThoughtsWordsActions.com share their views on what makes a good marriage “good”. For two big knuckleheads, they make it sound so easy, don’t they?

Find Chris Galluccio’s work all over the interwebs at http://www.thoughtswordsactions.comhttp://www.stellamaxphotography.com, and on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9ZLLfl01ot1mOM4dl_wug

Find “My Happy Marriage”, Chris’s latest eBook on Amazon Kindle at https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B06XKZP6YX&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Psk0ybXFXHDM5

IT IS OFFICIAL!!! The Dependent Independent Podcast now has an official website on the introwebs!!! Go to www.thedependentindependent.com to STREAM the show, WATCH our videos, CONNECT with Nick G., and find the show EVERYWHERE, all in one place.

SHARE and RATE our show!  The TDI Podcast can be downloaded and streamed on almost every podcast player out there, on both Android and iOs.

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Email the Show thedependentindependent@gmail.com

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The TDI Podcast : MiniSode 053.5

The snow storm of the century is soon to arrive and Nick G. is doing the Mr. Mom thing, talking about two days of unemployment, gassing up the snowblower and trying to record a show intro with the kids before they get bored and bail. Crazy kids, bored of doing a podcast. Never!

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SHARE and RATE our show!  The TDI Podcast can be downloaded and streamed on almost every podcast player out there, on both Android and iOs.

TO MAKE IT EASY TO FIND, click on these links to find the show on: iTunesStitcherOvercastOur Host Feed on LIBSYN.Com, & GooglePlay Store

FOLLOW THE COMMUNITY on FACEBOOK at the The Dependent Independent Podcast Page 

SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel! We have past MiniSodes every other Thursday. Check out Nick G.’s SUBSCRIBER videos on our YouTube Channel on The Dependent Independent Podcast YouTube Channel

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Email the Show thedependentindependent@gmail.com

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About Episode 53 – Power of a real conversation

She would be the first one to tell me how silly I am saying this, but my latest co-host Annett Bone is one of my most favorite people on the planet. When I met her last year at the Mid-Atlantic Podcast Convention, she spoke for about ten minutes during the conference. I hope she won’t get offended if I say that I can’t remember what she spoke of in detail. Only that she was confident, passionate, enjoyed dancing, and put herself out there.

In Episode 53 Annett and I spoke of many ways we both look at feedback, criticism, and the self-doubt that plague us from time to time. Since meeting her last year, texting and messaging back and forth since then, I’ve gotten to know her. This is a way we get to know people in this day and age, right? Through every asset of social media we make connections, but they aren’t always as fulfilling as sharing a feeling or opinion with our voices.

Having Annett or any of my co-hosts on the show allows me to take that glue that we’ve started applying in these connections and add the hardener. You as Listeners don’t hear or see it after I hit stop on the recorder. You don’t see the change but I feel it. I experience the power of impulsive, unpredictable, and intimate conversation that is so invaluable for all of us. It’s the purest way to get to know others and yourself. I’m lucky I have the podcast to share those connections and to be honest, I do it more each and every day when I’m not on a microphone.

The best part of it all is so can you if you give it a shot. I guarantee as some of you read this, we will eventually cross paths on social media, someday in some way. Somehow we’ll get on a phone call, then you’ll be on my show, and we’ll begin our friendship. What I thought was hard to do at 40 years old isn’t as hard as I thought it was. It just takes a different way of thinking to get there. Join me in making connections, looking back while moving forward. Share your stories, learn about one another and join the club. Cheers.

The TDI Podcast Episode 053: You really going to wear that?

Nick G. can barely contain himself as he’s joined by the host of the DancePreneuring Studio Podcast Annett Bone. As two creatives with similar backgrounds, they bounce between the positives and negatives of feedback and criticism to meet somewhere in the middle. But being in the middle is the hard place to be.

This episode’s “Are You Listening?” segment goes to Corey and Michael on the Unpopular Culture Podcast. It’s a progressive podcast where a psychotherapist dives into the broken underbelly of society, shining the spotlight on topics in politics, culture, and modern media. You can find their show everywhere you find this one or click here for iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unpopular-culture/id1161583100?mt=2

You can find Annett Bone and her DancePreneuring Studios Podcast on iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dancepreneuring-studio/id963505402?mt=2 and on Instagram @annettbone https://www.instagram.com/annettbone/?hl=en

IT IS OFFICIAL!!! The Dependent Independent Podcast now has an official website on the introwebs!!! Go to www.thedependentindependent.com to STREAM the show, WATCH our videos, CONNECT with Nick G., and find the show EVERYWHERE, all in one place.

SHARE and RATE our show!  The TDI Podcast can be downloaded and streamed on almost every podcast player out there, on both Android and iOs.

TO MAKE IT EASY TO FIND, click on these links to find the show on: iTunesStitcherOvercastOur Host Feed on LIBSYN.Com, & GooglePlay Store FOLLOW THE COMMUNITY on FACEBOOK at the The Dependent Independent Podcast Page 

SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE Channel! We have past MiniSodes every other Thursday. Check out Nick G.’s SUBSCRIBER videos on our YouTube Channel on The Dependent Independent Podcast YouTube Channel

Follow Nick G. on Twitter: @Dependent_Nick 

Email the Show thedependentindependent@gmail.com

DOWNLOAD the podcast here…

About MiniSode 52 & 1/2 – I quit my job to be uncomfortable.


I remember how I felt the moment I submitted my very first podcast on iTunes. I was so fearful that someone at work would listen to it (I’d should be so lucky) and say that I have violated some social media policy in the employee handbook. Ironically, I’m the guy who enforced the handbook. I steered clear of speaking of where I worked and rarely mentioned what I did for a living. A firm separation between church and state. Some podcasters podcast full-time, whether they are independently wealthy or they make a living off of diligent content creation and adding value to their customers. Me? I am a father and husband, with two great kids that dance and play sports, with a career I’ve gotten fairly good at. I’m busy. I must create balance to create. The balance is between my career and my life, that work/life balance thing people talk about. I put all of myself into my career AND everything I can into this show. However, I still keep them separate.

As you heard in the MiniSode, I recently decided that it was time for a change and the choice to create imbalance. I quit my current job to take on a better one, plain and simple. What was so hard is deciding to be uncomfortable when it would have been so easy to stay comfortable, to stay balanced. I also made the choice to talk about my job on the show, uniting church and state, so to speak. Another reason to feel uncomfortable.

I think I owe it to myself and all of you on the path to 200 to be uncomfortable, to be imbalanced. Without this, there is no growth, no evolution, no change. Being comfortable is being boring. This may sound like me giving advice to myself but I need to share a little bit more. I’ve always shared stories and experiences with others in the LIFE part when I make meaningful connections with others outside of work. I think there may be a story or two to tell from the time I spend away from my life, the WORK part. No one ever said juggling was easy. With more practice and patience, it gets easier and a lot more fun. And so will this.

Let me know what you think below and talk to you then…