Optimisticality

Optimisticality

www.stubbornlyoptimistic.me
Business, success creation, Philosophy, identity and the whole crazy buzz of being a human on planet Earth. I’m an eclectic sort, formerly with the British military, and more latterly a self employed assessor, trainer, manager and online content creator. I love to talk with people, finding out what makes each of us tick. Subjects range from business to personal, anything from Gender, Philosophy and Books to Motivation, mindset and how to avoid that little gap between inspiration and application that 99% of us fall down.


Episode #23 LGBT a visible conversation. (transgender Day of visibility)
Mar 31, 2019 • 41 min
Hello! In this episode we discuss a topical issue . Teaching LGBTQI+ issues in schools . I’m joined by Emma Aggar, a fellow researcher, writer and all round thinker of thoughts on the issue of gender and inclusion. We met up on a sunny day and recorded a…
Episode#22 The Gettier Problem .
Mar 20, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode we add to the conversation from Ep 21, so it might make sense to listen not that one first, where I ask “what does it mean to be educated?” How do we define knowledge? Some might say to know is to have a “true justified belief”, but…
Episode #21 What does it mean to be educated? - Apples and Oranges.
Mar 2, 2019 • 33 min
After a brief interruption to our normal bi weekly schedule, whilst I worked on another project, we return to “da internets” with this episode, and begin a new round of shows by asking a question: “What exactly does it mean to be truly educated?” I got a…
Episode #20: The paradox of depressed identity.
Jan 20, 2019 • 30 min
Hi, Todays episode is a bit of an open window into that area many of us chose to keep firmly shut. Mental health care is a part of over all health. Yet still, it is a cinderella service, and social attitudes, whilst changing, remain sceptical of mental…
Ep #19 New Years Revolutions Part One.
Jan 6, 2019 • 57 min
Ushering in the new calendar and celebrating the year past with some thoughts from myself and the loquacious linguist himself Ant Loughlin, joining once again with hilarious effect. So have a listen as we each pin down three specific endeavours for 2019,…
Episode 17 part 2. My Christmas top three
Dec 25, 2018 • 24 min
Ok, so you’ve had your turkey, you’re full of Christmas pud. Grandma is asleep in the corner and you escaped the dishes. Why not grab a glass of something festive, fizzy or both and join me for the top three In my personal list of influencers? Can you…
Episode #17 Twelve gifts of Christmas.
Dec 23, 2018 • 27 min
Hi all. Well its almost here. The 2018 festive season is upon us. So in honour of the “12 days of Christmas” and as something of a thanks for listening and sharing your time etc over the last few months, here are 12 Little gifts for you all. Some of my…
Episode #16. A letter from Gender Dysphoria.- Living with the noise.
Dec 2, 2018 • 35 min
What’s your thoughts on the recent spotlight on Gender, and its various effects? Whether you agree or disagree, have listen to this episode, in which i pull apart my own experience of what living with Cognitive dissonance, and GD can be like, and…
Ep #15 Language, linguistics and Lamp-shading: The mechanics of Storytelling.
Nov 18, 2018 • 64 min
This episode is brought to you by Pizza, and Shredded duck. Plus coke and the result is a really rather fun chat with Ant Loughlin. Ant is a writer, and I would suggest “a student of language” We had been planning to record one of our many conversations…
Episode 14 - Exploring the independence mindset.
Nov 4, 2018 • 40 min
I am joined once again by Richard Jefferson in this episode recorded some weeks ago before I moved studio and house. Here we touch on some of Richard motivations and the methods he (and I) use to retain focus on an overall direction, and generally explore…
Episode 12: Life, Love Music and Marmaduke with Guest Max Harrison
Oct 21, 2018 • 41 min
I spend a bit of time chatting over stuff with Max Harrison. Editor, proof reader, writer and Musician, Max shares some of his journey from “there” to “now” Don’t forget we are on a FORTNIGHTLY schedule from this episode so the next instalment of…
Episode 11.5 MIA for two weeks…..
Oct 16, 2018 • 9 min
Hello! Just a quick and light hearted attempt to both explain the absence of new episodes over the last 2 weeks and poke fun at myself in the process. We moved house! So here are my top tips for relocation of house, office or whatever, and how not to end…
Episode #11 Risk, decision and direction.
Oct 1, 2018 • 23 min
We welcome back Richard Jefferson this week to chat over some thoughts behind risk and how to view potentially difficult decisions. Apologies for that late upload! Moving house has messed with my online access. More on that in a future episode. have a…
Episode #10 Gender 2020 - a quick look at Gender/sex in the 21st century
Sep 23, 2018 • 21 min
Hi gentlepeople.. heres a take on the conversation of trans gender “stuff” & how we have arrived at the conversation that is currently happening in various quarters about gender, sex and who/what view is more legitimate than others. The original videos…
Is 2000 year old wisdom still relevant? - thoughts on a stoic Mindset
Sep 16, 2018 • 19 min
Hi All! Episode 9 is here! This week is a thought bubble from yours truly on stoic teaching. Specifically a quote, and forms the first in a series of occasional musings on various “older” lessons from history that we might apply to our everyday lives.…
Episode #8 Reflective cycling with Polly Brennan from Adventurouscoaching.com
Sep 9, 2018 • 30 min
I was lucky enough to meet Polly some weeks ago and we got chatting (as you do) about all sorts of stuff. As we are both cyclists, (although I’m kinda retired now due to injury) We connected straight away, so here is our first (of many I hope) podcast…
Ep. 7 part two of “learning mind the gap” with Richard Jefferson.
Sep 2, 2018 • 42 min
Hey everybubble. How’s the world looking out there in your slice of life? Welcome to part two of the chat between Richard and I where we delve a little more into the learning process and perhaps attempt to shed some light on what it is that bridges that…
Episode #6. Learning mind the gap - part one
Aug 26, 2018 • 24 min
In this shorter Episode Richard and I lay the foundations of conversation about how the initial process of learning the positivity mindset can occur and why it perhaps doesn’t seem to have longevity in the minds of many people.
#5 Measuring the Managements in life.
Aug 19, 2018 • 13 min
Hey people, this week I talk briefly about a Peter Drucker quote that I stumbled across some weeks back, and how it fits with my life and diary, and may fit with yours in a very practical way. if you like what you hear the search the #stubbornlyoptimistic…
“I am” a relentless Gardener, & the TMR mindset with Richard Jefferson.
Aug 12, 2018 • 45 min
In this weeks podcast from your truly, we chat once more with “the king of belief” Richard Jefferson (TMRmindset.com). Not one to let the “grass grow under his feet”, Richard chats about the affirmations that he has collected and finds useful in life up…
Episode 3 of the SO podcast. Quotes and Questions with Richard and Phil
Aug 4, 2018 • 38 min
This is a longer conversation we recorded about the use and origin of “quotes”. Those little nuggets of wisdom or thought that we often reference and how we chose to use them. The ending one might surprise you a little. ;-)
EP 2 #SO. Changing the world one cup at a time.
Jul 21, 2018 • 19 min
In this second episode we chat to Richard Jefferson (Jefferson Elite Marketing) About belief, dwarves, Thors Hammer and Plastic cups, have listen . ;-)
Hi world. Welcome to episode 1 of many. ;-)
Jul 14, 2018 • 12 min
Welcome to the very first proper episode on Optimisticality, a channel all about what keeps us humans moving, motivated and mindful of our own actions. EP 1 is a quick intro from yours truly, and we have much more coming in future episodes as we delve…