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Episode 25: Michael Simmons - Author of The Pain: A Black Man’s Poetic Reflections On Emotional Pain & Mental Distress

Bold Moves Only Podcast

For today’s episode we have Michael Simmons author of The Pain: A Black Man’s Poetic Reflections On Emotional Pain & Mental Distress. Michael, who has struggled in the past with mental health issues and worked hard to overcome them, wanted to speak out, write a book and inspire other's to be more open and better understand how to deal with them. You can purchase his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Poetic-Reflections-Emotional-Distress-ebook/dp/B08YP6R5TS--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/boldmovesonly/message

16mins

19 Aug 2021

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How Christ Changed Me From Being a Persecutor to Becoming His Follower | Michael Simmons - 009

Changing

On today’s episode of Changing, we’re joined by Michael Simmons. An account executive at Atris Technologies, Michael tells us his story of departure and return to a life following Christ.  How did Michael grow apart from Jesus? Michael grew up in south Georgia, where attending church was a Sunday staple for just about every family. While church was a weekly family activity, his father’s untimely death from lung cancer led Michael to an abusive situation with his step-father. Feeling betrayed and angry, Michael didn’t understand how God could exist in a life of chaos and abuse. He stopped regularly attending church and largely renounced his relationship with Christ. What changed? It wasn’t until his late 20s that Michael finally began to let go of his feelings of anger and betrayal. He was now a working professional, yet he still felt empty despite attaining money and a successful life. Michael thought back to what made him happy as a child and realized it was when he had a strong relationship with Jesus. After going back to church, Michael realized that material possesses fade, but a relationship with God will last forever. Michael developed his relationship with God. God didn’t force Michael to follow him because God doesn’t take away your agency. Instead, God gave Michael the gentle nudge needed to get back on the right path. Michael admits that people are often afraid to deal with issues they don’t want to talk about. But even if they think nobody is listening, God always is. And if you have problems, you don’t have to deal with them alone. Some people think they have to be a certain way to go to church. But God doesn’t expect perfection; God uses rejected people to transform the world. Jesus says, “come as you are,” and God will do the rest. If Michael’s story resonates with you, reach out to him on LinkedIn or email at michael@atris.net.

23mins

25 Apr 2021

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Ep. 3 | Michael Simmons (UpNext Prospects) | FULL EPISODE

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Michael Simmons aka “Mike” is the owner and founder of UpNext Prospects, a north Texas girls scouting services/ athlete empowerment brand. He has also just came out with a new book called “The Pain” on emotional pain and mental distress. His future plans is to continue uplifting future athletes for the future and is here to tell his story. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

18mins

23 Mar 2021

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Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan: Michael Simmons

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

Musician and writer Michael Simmons has written dozens of Dylan cover pieces for MOJO magazine, as well as incisive liner notes for Another Self Portrait and Bob Dylan 1970. “I remember where I was when Kennedy was assassinated and I remember the exact moment I heard Like A Rolling Stone. It sounded like freedom.” He praises Bob as both “a revolutionary” and “an evolutionary” artist and reminds us that “the difference between a great talent and a hack is the willingness to fall on their face in the pursuit of something new.”From Michael’s LA home he recounts his time playing guitar, singing backup and doing improvised comedy with the outrageous country jokesters Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys (despite being born in New York City). Mr Simmons contains other multitudes: T-Bone Burnett, Greil Marcus, George Hamilton IV, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Garcia and Neil Young all receive considered mentions. He brings it all back home by confirming that “at all times, somebody, somewhere in the world, is talking about Bob Dylan”. Join our conversation with this most savvy of Dylan scribes.Michael Simmons is a musician, journalist, filmmaker and activist. He was dubbed "The Father Of Country Punk" by Creem magazine in the 1970s, edited the National Lampoon in the '80s, and won the LA Press Club Award in the '90s. He's written for the LA Weekly, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Penthouse and High Times. He is MOJO magazine’s premiere writer on all things Dylan as well as profiling George Harrison, Leon Russell, Lowell George and The Fugs. He has written liner notes for albums by Dylan, Michael Bloomfield, Phil Ochs, Kris Kristofferson, Arthur Lee & Love and many others.TrailerSpotify playlistListeners: please subscribe and/or leave a review and a rating.Twitter @isitrollingpodRecorded 11th December 2020This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43mins

22 Mar 2021

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Michael Simmons

Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan

Musician and writer Michael Simmons has written dozens of Dylan cover pieces for MOJO magazine, as well as incisive liner notes for Another Self Portrait and Bob Dylan 1970. “I remember where I was when Kennedy was assassinated and I remember the exact moment I heard Like A Rolling Stone. It sounded like freedom.” He praises Bob as both “a revolutionary” and “an evolutionary” artist and reminds us that “the difference between a great talent and a hack is the willingness to fall on their face in the pursuit of something new.”From Michael’s LA home he recounts his time playing guitar, singing backup and doing improvised comedy with the outrageous country jokesters Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys (despite being born in New York City). Mr Simmons contains other multitudes: T-Bone Burnett, Greil Marcus, George Hamilton IV, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Garcia and Neil Young all receive considered mentions. He brings it all back home by confirming that “at all times, somebody, somewhere in the world, is talking about Bob Dylan”. Join our conversation with this most savvy of Dylan scribes.Michael Simmons is a musician, journalist, filmmaker and activist. He was dubbed "The Father Of Country Punk" by Creem magazine in the 1970s, edited the National Lampoon in the '80s, and won the LA Press Club Award in the '90s. He's written for the LA Weekly, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Penthouse and High Times. He is MOJO magazine’s premiere writer on all things Dylan as well as profiling George Harrison, Leon Russell, Lowell George and The Fugs. He has written liner notes for albums by Dylan, Michael Bloomfield, Phil Ochs, Kris Kristofferson, Arthur Lee & Love and many others.TrailerSpotify playlistListeners: please subscribe and/or leave a review and a rating.Twitter @isitrollingpodRecorded 11th December 2020This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts

42mins

21 Mar 2021

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EP 122 The Multiple Facets of Michael Simmons

Adventures of the Albino Rhino

The man does it all, especially rap and act. Michael Simmons is yet another awesome gent to come out of the ATL, and he represents his city well. I have a deep fondness for Atlanta, and now I do for Mike too. I really enjoyed talking to him and can't wait for you to hear it too. Enjoy! Music Home of the Rhino S.J. Network Audible Trial--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/adventuresofalbinorhino/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/adventuresofalbinorhino/support

38mins

13 Mar 2021

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Identity and Purpose Through Christ I The Michael Simmons Testimonial

Delivering Dunamis

Today, Michael Simmons joins us on the show.  Michael and I met each other at about the midway point of 2020 when he made his introduction to my mental health community, The Outlet.  I instantly felt a connection to Michael.  He is an amazing human being and a great man faith.  And today, I am blessed to share the depth of Michael’s journey with the world.  Early in his life, Michael had a close-knit relationship with God.  But at the age of ten, Michael experienced a traumatic event that began to derail the stability within his family.  Soon after, Michael started to encounter abuse in his home.  And that created a wedge between he and God.  He felt angry and abandoned.  And it was not until he hit rock bottom in a broken and toxic marriage many years later that he began to seek to reconnect with the Lord.  Michael’s rebirth occurred in 2005.  While his awakening was a magical experience, many of the messy remnants of his past remained.  And within those messy remnants, the devil continued his relentless push to rob Michael of the joy and hope of the Lord.  But one morning, following a night of persistent spiritual warfare, the Lord spoke to Michael.  And He reminded Michael that He made him for a purpose.  As a result of this divine intervention, Michael’s true identity became revealed to Him through Christ.  He now lives his life seeking opportunities to lift people up and openly share the joy of his faith with those around him.  Michael reminds us that we are all qualified to do God’s work.  And like a muscle, we must exercise our faith in order to strengthen it.  If you are struggling with understanding your identity and defining your purpose as a result of trauma and adversity and you are seeking to live a life of purpose and meaning, this message is most certainly for you.

56mins

11 Mar 2021

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Learning and Goal-Setting with Michael Simmons

Clearer Thinking with Spencer Greenberg

How much time should we set aside for learning? What are the most effective ways of portraying and communicating ideas? Should we set long-term goals for ourselves, or allow our goals to emerge over time? What are the pros and cons of being a celebrity in a field (or in general)?

1hr 35mins

13 Oct 2020

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Michael Simmons on Chaos to Creation Confessions: Are you majoring in the right type of knowledge?

Chaos to Creation Confessions

Michael Simmons is a Writer and a writing teacher whose writing has been  read tens of millions of times in publications like Forbes, Fortune,  Harvard Business Review, and TIME.  Michael co-founded his first business, Princeton WebSolutions (PWS),  when he was sixteen years old. PWS was later rated the #1 youth-run web  development company in the nation by Youngbiz Magazine.     More on Chaosification.com SHOW NOTES The idea of soul market fit - I try to write about things such that even if they were never published, I would still be really happy because I enjoyed the process of writing. Mental Model Club - 1 model per month to: avoid overwhelm, provide models in the best order, and allow reader to combine models to produce an exponential result. Are you applying only 1% of the 80/20 rule? The two types of knowledge, and how one diminishes over time, whereas the other compounds... Which type of knowledge are you majoring in? I'm going to be learning several hours per day, for the rest of my life, I want to build a base of stable knowledge that I could apply anywhere in my life. I tracked my triggers, logged them so I could see patterns... On Learning How To Learn: Expert learning versus platform learning Look for patterns How do you make that a deliberate process? How do you know what you want to learn next? How do you know what you want to deliver next? Learn to value earning - think of it as compound interest: a function of how much time you put in, and your learning rate. Find out how Michael uses his "double time", what the "learning loop" is all about, what FUNRUC means, and how to get faster through experimentation. Four steps for learning how to learn: 1. take in information and data, 2. algorithm and processing, 3. experimentation and action, 4. feedback. One of the ways to get this rare skill set is to focus on reading books and articles that no one else is reading in your field. No great author ever said that the key to being a great novelist is typing faster. There's a really big difference between learning something from a world class expert and somebody who's good. How he uses the "sell your sawdust" model to be prolific on social media. And one of the mental models that I've coined is the explanation effect, that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to others. The leverage you can get from being really good at the skill of creating content, understanding virality and having rare and valuable ideas is really high. Check out Michael's gorgeous colour-coded bookshelves... I have bookshelf envy!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chaosification/message

43mins

30 Sep 2020

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296: ‘Cameras Every Single Where’, With Michael Simmons

The Talk Show With John Gruber

Special guest Michael Simmons joins the show. Topics include the release of iOS 14, widgets and home screen customization, pricing models for indie apps in the App Store era, and, of course, flying robot cameras. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code talkshow20. Links: Fantastical’s iOS 14 update with customizable widgets galore. Apple gave developers less than 24 hours notice that iOS 14 was about to ship, despite spending all summer encouraging developers to be ready with iOS 14 features at launch. Nova — Panic’s new code editor/IDE for Mac. Sketch — excellent Mac design and prototyping tool. Agenda — excellent notes/planning app for Mac and iOS. @mcharo on Twitter customized all his apps with icons of their company CEOs (or indie creators). IEEE Spectrum: “Why You Should Be Very Skeptical of Ring’s Indoor Security Drone”. Mac desktop customization memory lane with Greg Landweber’s utilities: Greg’s Browser — NeXT-style column view file manager for classic Mac, worked wonderfully alongside the classic Finder. Greg’s Buttons — Control Panel to customize the interface of System 7, turned flat black-and-white buttons into cool 3D buttons. Now we’ve turned all our cool 3D buttons into boring monochromatic flat buttons. Aaron — brought the then-future Platinum appearance to System 7. BeView — made your Mac look like BeOS. Kaleidoscope — the masterpiece of the genre, from Landweber and Arlo Rose. A full-on custom theme engine for an OS that was not designed with system-wide theming as a feature. The golden age of interface customization hacks. Appearance Manager — Apple’s officially supported theming engine that wound up shipping with just one theme. Info on Apple’s Hi-Tech, Gizmo, and Drawing Board themes. August 2000 ATPM story by Christopher Turner on Kaleidoscope and Appearance Manager. This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

2hr 20mins

26 Sep 2020

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