Express Yourself


Shed your insecurity, never stop creating.

In this episode:

Hosts Dominic DiMaria and Alexander McPherson talk to rapper and producer Ronnie Rage talk about how to claim your space, shed your insecurities, and find your voice.

Dominic DiMaria
Alexander McPherson

Ronnie Rage

-Claiming and filling your space
-Opening yourself to connection
-Honoring your audience
-Addressing insecurities
-Finding your voice and expressing yourself
-Rising against generic expectations

Connection First


Your ability to connect with people is more important than your expertise.

In this episode:

Dominic speaks with Game Designer and DJ Seth Smith about storytelling principles in games and film, as well as uncovering the psychology of how Seth connects with his crowd behind the DJ board.

Dominic DiMaria
Seth Smith / DJ SNDSMTH

-Story in game design

-Emotional guidance in storytelling

-Literary devices and writing to a set piece

-Psychology of a DJ


Invest in Yourself


Stop explaining yourself and start growing.

In this episode:

Dominic DiMaria
Damaly Shepherd

-Building courage to invest in yourself

-Spending big on your own growth

-Converting ideas into action

-Creating your own brand and business

-Loving people when they don’t understand your trajectory

-Listening to the voice inside

Financial Trauma


Heal your mental wounds to heal your financial trauma.

In this episode:

Dominic DiMaria
Alexander McPherson (AMC’s TURN)

-How to recover from financial disaster

-Reinventing your mindset about money and resources

-Adding value to yourself

-Investing in you

-How to choose the right environment for your best ideas

Celebrate Success


Eliminate social hierarchy and celebrate successes.

In this episode:

Dominic DiMaria
Alexander McPherson (AMC’s TURN)
West Leclay (HOBBS AND SHAW)

-Getting uncomfortable

-Celebrating things we’re good at

-Supporting friends in their strengths

-Being vulnerable enough to learn


-Power Rangers and delivery pizza

Stop Trying


“Do or do not. There is no try. ” -Yoda

In this episode:

Dominic DiMaria and Lindsley Register (THE WALKING DEAD, SIX, HOUSE OF CARDS) discuss:

-Oneness and individuality

-Fostering growth mindset

-How to stop apologizing

-Ego and self expression

Gamify Everything


Nothing matters.

(At least as much as you think it does.) 

Business, the economy, life — it’s all a giant sandbox for big kids in weird clothes to play around. 

In this episode:

Dominic and Xander discuss: 

-How to gamify your life
-What Games Have:

-Points (metrics)
-An ending
-No meaning that we don’t assign
-Cheat codes
-The internet


-Math and visual learning

-Influence and compliance

Fear and Excitement


In this episode:

Dominic, Xander, and Derrick discuss fear and excitement.

-Insecure habits
-Physiology of fear and excitement
-Tools to manage fear

Entrepreneur Fatigue


In this episode:

Dominic and Xander discuss entrepreneur fatigue and stand close to trains.

-How can you be original?
-What are you adding to the conversation?
-What’s next in the world of communication?

Wisdom in Numbers

It’s easy to talk with people we relate to about specific topics, but those we connect with are not always the best resource on the subject, regardless of how accessible they are.

That’s why there is great insight in seeking wisdom in numbers.

We love our friends. We relate to our friends. We (hopefully) know each other deeply. See each other. But I noticed something in my own life: while affirming, these conversations are not always productive.

My friends and I weren’t getting anywhere when we shared our broken hearts and foiled plans. We were simply exploring the content. I’m grateful that we created an open, non-judgmental space for this type of dialogue, but it wasn’t enough.

I wanted progress.

So we decided to consult the experts. I bought a book on the subject we had been discussing. The topic was relationships. I invited my friends to join me. They did. And now we have meaningful, powerful discourse inspired by highly-informed experts who have spent their lives studying the topic. We have a shared space to receive and expand.

It’s efficient.

We’re spending the same number of minutes, give or take, in these discussions — but we’re learning. We have submitted ourselves to the sage, sought out the shaman, and invited each other to grow.

Seek wisdom in numbers.