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Entrepreneurship podcast: Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

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@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.
@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #229 Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

 

Yas! Podcasting in Bondi Beach and there’s a party in my pants! 

I rocked up to Bondi Beach Public Bar to record Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast with this week’s feature guest Andrew Maciver, creator and founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions, and he had a gift for me. My very own pair of his signature ALOHA Party Pants.

A community of business owners, innovators and game-changers who make their own luck is one of the key reasons that I moved to Bondi Beach from Coogee Beach, when I first arrived in Sydney 3.5 years ago – I describe it as a local global suburb, not because of the volume of tourists and backpackers on holiday visas, but because of the number of locals or residents that have their eyes on the prize and are striving to achieve greatness. This place is a beehive and hub of energy. And Andrew Maciver is one of those!

On today’s show we dive into the Party Pants origin story, Andrew’s ambitions and next steps to scale up the business, his desire to evolve Party Pants into a social enterprise, the process and challenges pulling together a team of creative producers and writers based in Sydney and Los Angeles developing film and television projects to take to market, brand new TV show ideas for Bondi Productions and much, more more.

I’m not surprised at how quickly and easily the conversation flowed given that we have over 30 mutual friends (and inspiring minds) in common from our time in Los Angeles and Australia (Sydney/Melbourne).  And I’m not kidding, I wore the most awesome ALOHA Party Pants out for drinks for the first time the next afternoon and night at a Can Cava pintxos & wine, Mamasan Bondi, BBPB and more in Bondi Beach and I lost count of the high volume of attractive women and men, who approached us with “Love the pants! Where can I get them?”.

Wanna get into our pants? Get into our minds first. Download the podcast!

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DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #229 Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.
@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.

New music podcast feature: Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown joins us LIVE from LA!

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LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #228 Leah Martin-Brown (LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter).

 

LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter Leah Martin-Brown joins the show again this week LIVE from LA!

2nd time around on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast, Leah drops the down low on the latest Evol Walks jams being launched Down Under, their upcoming shows in Las Vegas and LA, she dives deep into the motivations, triggers and joy of her journey to becoming alcohol-free, working on cannabis brands in the advertising industry and much, much more.

This self-powered rockstar, who grew up on the Gold Coast and Melbourne in Australia, built a life in LA and is now 6 years in in the USA, in is an absolute inspiration to me. Let’s get into the show!

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DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #228 Leah Martin-Brown (LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter).

LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Podcast Feature: LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin.

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“Positivity follows you around.” G’day Monty Franklin!

This week we feature Australian comedian Monty Franklin LIVE from LA on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast!

We deep-dive into Monty’s life in Hollywood as an Aussie working in the US entertainment industry, his latest project with US comedian Rob Schneider, performing at Sydney Opera House and much more!

Ever dreamt of living & working in the USA? Let’s dive in!

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Music Industry Podcast: Global Jetsetter Tom Richardson launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

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Tom Richardson is a close mate of mine and inspirational Australian singer/songwriter, who has performed in 15 different countries, had his music featured on Rip Curl surfing documentaries and in 2018, hits a decade of travelling the globe with a dream job as a full-time independent musician since the age of 21.

On today’s podcast we chat about Tom Richardson’s latest EP ‘Promise of the Light’, which is due to launch worldwide in early 2018 and was recorded in solace in lakeside cabins in Alberta, Canada and jungle hideaways in Bali, Indonesia, before collaborating with close friends Benny Walker & Tim Bennett in home studios in the Adelaide Hills and with seaside views at his home in Warrnambool, Australia.

We also enjoy vast-ranging chats about the systems & processes and tools that Tom utilises as a small business owner to keep a balanced life of physical & mental health, his favourite podcasts including Song Exploder, The Tim Ferris Show and Pilgrim Heart with Krishna Das, different meditation and yoga techniques that he practicessharing stages with the likes Joe Bonamassa, Cold Chisel, John Butler Trio and a musical  passport of memories including musical collaborations with Native American poets, Indian Kirtan masters, Fijian highland village choirs & indigenous Australian icons. Fascinating chats!

This latest release truly reflects Tom Richardson’s nomadic schedule and his life across the past 10 years, which is a musical odyssey of regular tours around Australia, North America, Asia and Europe leading to “rave reviews, prime festival slots, and international airplay”.

Oh and we snapped up the exclusive 1st worldwide global release of ‘Somebody Say Love’, the first single off Tom Richardson‘s ‘Promise of the Light’ EP! YES!

Super podcast, top bloke. I know you will enjoy the show. Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #161 Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

The 5 must-haves for Aussies when applying for a US Visa – A podcast with Andrea Szew.

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US Immigration Lawyer, Andrea Szew on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group). 

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Ever wanted to work in the USA like me? 

Last year I was in Los Angeles and the USA under the ESTA Visa Waiver Program for just under 3 months to explore what Los Angeles was like as a place to be based for work – to see if there was another side to the City of Angels away from the plastic fantastic and then based on these experiences, decide if I wished to pursue the O1 Visa as an option to work in the USA (also known as the O1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability Visa – yes, that’s what it’s called).  

Now any Australian who has spent time in Los Angeles with a Green Card, E3 or O1 Visa will tell you that they have the best US Immigration Lawyer in the USA ever! And chances are that they might, but it’s not all cut & dried and there are some key things that you need to know before you go splash the cash on securing a lawyer in the hopes of chasing the American dream.

This week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! I chat with Los Angeles-based US International Business and Immigration lawyer, Andrea Szew, about:

  • The 5 Must-Haves When Applying for a US Visa.
  • How Trump’s administration is affecting foreign nationals’ ability to work in the US 1 year on since taking office and what you as an applicant needs to take into consideration.
  • Andrea Szew’s life growing up in California, her time at UCLA and what inspired her to become a lawyer specializing in Immigration Law.
  • Some of the iconic clients Andrea’s worked with including Hootsuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, Australias Thunder from Down Under in Las Vegas and much much more.

For context, Andrea and I met through the Aussies in LA Australians in LA Facebook Pages, which is a wonderful community of Aussies and a super important resource for any Australian based in or seeking to be approved for a USA visa to work in Los Angeles.

And the good news is that there is SO much more to L.A. than the glitter, gloss and your name up in lights; countless hiking trails in the greater Los Angeles area, live comedy every night of the week, amazing Mexican food, a live music scene that makes your mouth water and I fell in love with the Sports Bar culture too. I’ve found the American people as a whole, from my previous holidays there and on this trip, to be so warm and welcoming, polite and giving. Plus if you need it, there’s this a super supportive community of expat Australians in both Los Angeles and New York City (should you need it) and a whole new country to explore. Loves it!

So if you an Australian businessman/women seeking to work in the USA or you have a friend who is… if you are award-winning digital media professional, an actor, musician, producer or entertainer who believes you have done the hard yards and have what it takes to make it in the USA, then this is the podcast for you!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group).

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Article, podcast & Interview by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group).

Android Users: Download Castbox Podcast App via Google Play, then Click here to Subscribe to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

US Immigration Lawyer, Andrea Szew on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

International Peace Day – 1 Hot Tip To Make Someone Else’s Day Today.

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International Peace Day. South Bondi. Sunrise. 

Life is all about perspective. Each year on the 21st of September, International Day of Peace is observed around the world. The General Assembly has declared it as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. And today I want to do my part!

One of the approaches to life that I have lived by for years is that if I’m having a bad day, I say hi to someone else, quite often a stranger, and ask them how their day is going. It is amazing the difference a little human touch and kindness can make to someone else’s day and also lift the spirits of yours in turn.

In more recent years, a philosophy I have developed for myself is that if I can make a positive impact to just one person’s life in my lifetime, then in turn that validates my own. If you then strive to bring that philosophy into every day life and push yourself to exercise more patience and understanding (even if someone cuts you off in traffic or from a perceived slight from an off-hand comment), you can actually change the lives of people around you, make an impact on a micro scale and the world a better place.

If there’s someone who’s culture/background you don’t know enough about that might provide you with more insight as to who they are or who’s position on a viewpoint you vehemently disagree with, then reach out to them and engage in open dialogue (without attacking the person or getting angry). Most judgement or hate arises from lack of understanding or fear, so if we strive for understanding, even if we still don’t agree on a viewpoint, it creates a stronger connection & brings use closer together as a species.

Do yourself a favour today, on International Peace Day. Say hi to someone you don’t know and put some love out there in the world 🌎❤✨✌

My gift to you and all my love. It will make you feel good!

xo Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious.

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Peace Day. South Bondi. Sunrise by @hotndelicious.