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Thoughts, talks, and tips to elevate you to win at life.




Becoming The Person You Want To Be | Elevated U Podcast #50

Who is the person you want to be? What do you need to do to become that person? Are you willing to do whatever it takes? This episode challenges the typical static notions of what is required for personal development and success (never-ending hustle, motivation, empathy, etc.) and focuses on adaptive strategies for changing behavior and mindset to achieve real-world results. We also launched our Patreon page to offer some cool benefits in exchange for your support if you’re interested in...


Maturity, Morality, & Growing Pains | Elevated U Podcast #49

This episode, Michael discusses the metaphysics of maturity (an idea that maturity is not a direct consequence of age, but character and perspective ascending towards truth), morality as a mechanism to promote maturity and favorable growth, and all the growing pains associated with this transitionary process.


How To Remove Poison Perceptions That Distort Reality | Elevated U Podcast #48

We start this episode with a little ASMR action, a quick update, and then dive headfirst into deep philosophical waters to attempt an understanding of consciousness, reality, and how certain poisonous perceptions muddle our ability to seek and attain truth. The argument (which is the first we’ve attempted on this podcast) goes through a few stages. Stage 1 is defining and understanding consciousness, particularly from a philosophical standpoint. Stage 2 looks at reality and objective...


Celebrating One Year Of Elevation With Bryan Sichler | Elevated U Podcast #47

Elevated U is officially one year old! To celebrate the podcast’s first birthday, we are joined by original co-host Bryan Sichler to discuss growth over the last year, maturity, soul-searching, the nature of progress, and chasing your dreams. Thank you to everyone who has shown love and support throughout this podcast adventure; our listeners are the absolute backbone of everything we do. Cheers to cake, confetti, and many future podcast episodes to come! #stayelevated


Elevated U Podcast #46 - A Starlit Albuquerque Park Philosophy

Michael relays his memories of a special park in Albuquerque, New Mexico that had the power to make you feel small in the best of ways, along with other reflections about life and growing up. View looking east from West Bluff Park, Albuquerque, NM (in the day, color-enhanced).


Elevated U Podcast #45 - Become A Lifelong Learner, Master The Skill Of Learning

August is officially in full swing! School is back in session for many children throughout the U.S., football is back in action, and that pre-fall feeling of invigoration and starting anew is in the air. This episode is all about learning, particularly for those getting back into school-mode and people picking up new skills/disciplines. It is important to be a lifelong learner and master the skill of learning because knowledge is power: it enables us to better our lives and solve...


Elevated U Podcast #44 - How To Course-Correct Your Wretched Life!

We’ve been faking the funk for long enough and it’s time to get back to our roots and down to business… This short episode features an introspective talk about course-correction when your life begins to spiral downward. I discuss personal struggles and frustrations with knowing who I am, where I’m going and living up to my potential. We outline a plan for course-correction which involves doing what is RIGHT and REMOVING distractions that keep you from doing what is right. We are reminded...


Elevated U Podcast #43 - Making Poor Decisions & Setting Strong Boundaries

In this episode, we talk about decision-making, moving on from poor decisions and how to make poor decisions “right”, how setting boundaries and learning to say “no” can enhance one’s ability to achieve potential, personal authenticity and charting one’s own course in life, limitations of perspective and people’s unwillingness to overly question their situation, ways to wake up to different schools of thought, cultural influence on behavior and value systems, and more! Stay tuned for...


Elevated U Podcast #42 - The Only Way Out Is Up

This episode shows off the brand new production studio setup for the Elevated U Podcast, we discuss the plan for the show moving forward (2 episodes per week, mostly solo for a little while, free-flow discussions), and touch on a variety of topics primarily philosophical in nature such as identity and the difficulty assessing who “you” truly are, the intrinsic evolutionary process of all life forms to strive for improvement, reality vs. self-constructed narratives, moving to a new city and...


Pursue Your Purpose Like Your Life Depends On It, With Army Veteran TJ – EU 41

This week features army veteran and nursing student TJ to discuss purpose, insights gleaned from 15 years of military service, life and death, evil, culture, mental illness, healing, and much more. Full episode summary will be published soon!


Familia Es Todo: Maintaining Happy & Healthy Family Ties with Sherri Blowers – EU 40

Familia es todo (translation): Family is everything. This week we sit down with school teacher, mother, wife, and advocate Sherri Blowers to discuss the topic of family and how to maintain happy and healthy family ties.


Reflection, Forgiveness, Moving Forward – EU 39

It feels as though a heavy weight of negativity, pessimism, and stagnation has been lifted, and the moment feels peaceful and the future seems bright. This episode, which marks an end to the 30s and a bridge to the 40s (episode-wise), is all about deep reflection of past events, feelings, and self-worth; forgiveness towards oneself and others for all mistakes made and hard lessons learned; and moving forward with love, hope, and only the important teachings from the past with no...


Four Score & Seven Years Ago… A Salute To Freedom – EU 38

“The reflection upon my situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour when all around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament we are in.” – General George Washington, January 14, 1776 This patriotic episode of the Elevated U podcast focuses on American freedom in anticipation of Independence Day. Do not forget the men and women that have served and given their lives so that we can live free today. Do not neglect the rich history and contributions of...


Evolving Paradigms: Progression Without Regression – EU 37

Evolving Paradigms: Progression Without Regression – EU 37


How To Understand & Survive An Identity Crisis – EU 36

This episode focuses on the philosophical and psychological implications of identity coupled with Michael’s personal journey/challenges through various stages of life and identity. While recording, the phrase “identity crisis” was not mentioned, but upon reviewing the themes of this discussion, it became clear that this conversation was centered on the disconnect between one’s sense of self compared to others, groups, personal perception, actions over time or in different environments,...


Having Vs. Seeking, Self Trust & The Power Of Perspective – EU 35

This week’s episode shares a passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay The Over-soul to set the stage for the concept of having vs. seeking. I discuss suicide after the passing of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, signs to look out for, and the hotline number 1-800-273-8255. This segues into the psychology of “having” and the psychology of “seeking.” Those in the “having” frame possess characteristics such as emotional control, acting as a conduit for greater truth and humanistic lessons,...


15 Thoughtful Ways To Improve Your Life – EU 34

There is an infinite number of ways to improve your life and what works for one person may or may not work for another. Personal development, self-help, spiritual elevation, all of these are lifelong processes and many situations do not have clearcut answers. The following tips, which are in no particular order, are ideas that have been helpful for me in my journey of personal growth that may translate to your situation. Keep on growing! 1) QUIT DRINKING ALCOHOL 2) DO SOMETHING...


Letting Go To Rise Above – EU 33

Letting go is like winning a fight (physical or otherwise); many of us think we’d have the upper hand if the situation were to present itself, but when push comes to shove, most of us would move away from the confrontation and towards any alternative. There are many forms of letting go. You can let go of a past holding your present and potential-self hostage. You can let go of poor habits and behaviors. You can let go of the stress you feel at work or in your personal life. You can let go...


Pioneering Tech, Business, & Life With Blockchain CEO Joe Snyder – EU 32

Joseph Snyder, President & CEO of Lannister Holdings – a publicly traded blockchain development company based out of Phoenix, Arizona (OTC: NBDR) – joins us this week to share wisdom from 15 years of building, scaling, bootstrapping, acquiring, and merging successful businesses. Joe walks us through his purpose & soul-driven entrepreneurial journey, the importance of having a momentous WHY, the parallels between passion and artistry, how to infuse artistry into every aspect of daily life,...


New Horizons, Toxic Social Media, Goal Attainment, & The Virtue Of Trying – EU 31

Do not be afraid of what you can or can’t control. Do not let the uncertainty of an outcome stop you from trying. Go out into the world, put forth the best of your effort, live fully, and what is meant to happen will manifest in the most splendid and unexpected ways… In this week’s episode, Robert McQuarrie – friend of 20+ years, businessman, college graduate, investor, and certified hustler – joins us to discuss a wealth of practical and life-enhancing topics. We discuss my upcoming...