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#107 - Let’s Talk: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion cherished by couples expressing their love for one another and knowing certain things about this day that are not discussed often can help you have a better experience overall. In this episode of Beyond the Present podcast Daniel and Pouya discuss Valentine’s Day, shed some myths on the subject, and offer a few tips on how to make the most of this romantic event! 

#106 - Let’s Talk: Self-presentation

It does not matter how good you are unless others know how good you are! Promotion and self-presentation is an art that is absolutely necessary not only in the world of business but also in every facet of life. From getting your dream job and obtaining a customer to winning fans and votes, you are at the mercy of how well you can present yourself and your ideas. In this episode of Beyond the Present (BTP) podcast Daniel and Pouya discuss why you need to learn the art of self-presentation and offer some tips to help you get started. 

#105 - Let’s Talk: Micro Thinking vs Macro Thinking

One of the biggest distinguishing factors in our approach to thinking and strategizing is our mental focus which can be divided into micro thinking, or paying attention primarily to the details, and macro thinking which is all about looking at the big picture. In this episode of Beyond the Present podcast Dan and Poujix elaborate on both notions and offer tips on how to divide responsibilities in a team made of both micro and macro thinkers. A successful team needs both micro and macro thinkers and in this episode you will master this subject and insure the success of your team. 

#104 - Let’s Talk: Luck

Successful individuals are often referred to as lucky and many ascribe their achievements and fortune to luck failing to take into consideration that luck, while quite important, is but one of the contributing factors to the results that we gain in life. 

In this episode of Beyond the Present Podcast Daniel and Pouya shed some myths on the issue of luck and describe the most common attitudes towards this concept. Do you want to know whether you can become luckier or not? If so then give this program a listen. 

#103 - Let’s Talk: Depression

The World Health Organization has announced that more than 300 million people around the globe suffer from various forms of depression which happens to be the leading cause of disability worldwide! 

Despite the prevalence of this mental health hazard many individuals go about their lives not noticing that some of the closest people around them may suffer from depression. In this episode of Beyond the Present podcast Daniel and Pouya discuss this issue in depth and point out not only the common signs that someone near you might be depressed but also offer tips on how to help them recover from their affliction. 
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#102 - Let’s Talk: New Year, New Resolutions

The year 2020 is here and the crew behind Beyond the Present (BTP) podcast is here to celebrate the first day that marks the beginning of not only a new year but also a new decade. As is common at this time of year many of us write our New Year’s Resolutions, however, the unfortunate fact is that most of us abandon the goals that we set at the beginning of the New Year by January 15th of that same year, but why is that? 

To answer this question Daniel and Pouya sit down to discuss goal setting that lasts so that we can keep all of our resolutions and realize them in the fullness of time. Happy New Year to all of our listeners and we are happy to share with you this program to make 2020 the best year of your life! 

#101 - Solo 9: Inner Locus of Control

There is no denying the fact that our environment, situation, and the events in our lives all have an impact on our emotional state and sunny days, lucky wins, and happy endings can make anyone feel positive. But what if the weather is too cold and snowy, the day is filled with one unlucky event after another, and your efforts seem to yield no results! How could you remain positive in those situations? The answer lies in having an internal locus of control and generating a positive state from within. In this program as part of the solo edition of Beyond the Present (BTP) podcast Daniel shares with you how to become a source of positivity in a world that thrives on negativity. One of the most important skills in leadership is the ability to motivate and cheer up those who have lost hope, this short talk will show you how to do just that!

#100 - ADA 2: Balance, feminism, fashion and more

On our 100th episode we are here to answer a few handpicked questions by our listeners as part of the Ask Dan Anything edition. Join Pouya as he asks the top questions from Daniel regarding a variety of things ranging from personal to esoteric! 

#99 - Let’s Talk: Living life on edge

We all know that we got to risk it to get the biscuit but why don’t we actually do it? In this program as part of the Let’s Talk edition of Beyond the Present podcast Daniel and Pouya discuss living life on edge vs playing it safe and articulate the importance of taking risks to achieve greatness in any facet of life. 

You will also be introduced to the concept of risk mitigation through the creation of options so that you are more willing to take bigger risks that can take your personal and professional life to the next level. Stop playing it safe and start listening to this program!

#98 - Solo 8: Do Not Reject Yourself!

Why do most problems remain unsolved? Why are most dreams not achieved? Why do a lot of us don’t get what we want? The answer will surprise you: because most people do not even make one attempt to achieve them as they are afraid of being rejected. 

In this solo round of Beyond the Present Podcast Daniel shares his personal motto of “no inner limits or outer borders” and discusses how we can live without any internal or imagined barriers and learn to never reject ourselves in attempting to get what we want. If you feel stuck, this short talk will hopefully make you unstuck!