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Edinburgh Fringe Festival, evading crocs & ‘The Silent Boat’ EP | Todd Cook.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #178 Todd Cook (‘The Silent Boat’ EP Launch)

Rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, evading crocs, playing footy & music in the Northern Territory, the Tiwi Islands and getting into the thick of Australian indigenous culture. All this & more is just some of what’s in store this week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Australian singer/songwriter Todd Cook joins me live from Adelaide on tour to talk about the launch of ‘The Silent Boat’ EP.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Australian Cricket team’s tour to England in 1868, ‘The Silent Boat’ tells the relatively untold part of Australian history.

The team, predominately made up of indigenous players from Western Victoria, displayed outstanding sportsmanship and skill, and their story is a beacon of hope in a dark page of Australian folklore.

Todd Cook’s vocals are Gomez x David Gray amplified, he wrote his wedding vows as a song, describes a “pinch me” moment whilst on tour in Belfast and we even get the ‘Silent Boat single a spin.

Amazing podcast chats! Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #178 Todd Cook (‘The Silent Boat’ EP Launch)
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #178 Todd Cook (‘The Silent Boat’ EP Launch)

Connect with Todd Cook (Australian singer/songwriter) online:
www.toddcook.com.au
Band Camp – https://toddcook.bandcamp.com
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/toddcookmusic/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/toddcook17/

Learn more about indigenous Australian culture and our history:
https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/first-australians
http://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/map/

Also check out the ‘Welcome to Country’ in iTunes
For some info on the first x1 http://harrow.org.au/history/johnny-mullagh-first-xi/

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The Business of Street Art – Mulga The Artist podcast exclusive.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #177 ‘Mulga the Artist (street artist + businessman)’

Joel “Mulga The Artist” Moore is one of most Sydney’s most prolific street artists and he is living proof that you can Choose Your Own Adventure to get paid to love what you do!

Disillusioned by the drain of corporate life, over a short 2 year period Mulga transformed his world from selling t-shirts at Bondi Beach Market in Sydney on weekends to driving enough revenue to support his family through artwork sales, that he was able to leave behind the 9-5 grind.

On today’s show Joel describes to us his earliest ever memory growing up in The Shire, the excitement of creating animated artwork with the Coca Cola brand for Sydney’s iconic Kings Cross Coke Sign, aspirations of a Mulga-inspired TV show and theme park, painting the COOLEST birthday presents for his young kids, his upcoming business trip to Japan and much, much more.

Joel “Mulga” Moore is a shining example for any of you who have ever aspired to get paid to love what you do! It is possible… and all that you have to do is make a start… since stepping away from the day-to-day grind, Mulga has painted artwork collaborations with countless global brands including the likes of Red Bull, MTV, adidas, Virgin Mobile, Foxtel, Microsoft and Tradie Workwear.

So step inside the world of Mulga The Artist, have a listen to the podcast and tell me what you think!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #177 ‘Mulga the Artist (street artist + businessman)’
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #177 ‘Mulga the Artist (street artist + businessman)’

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Louis’s 4th birthday “a monster riding a motorbike doing a wheelie and eating an icecream”
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Talking Andrew Hansen, Radio Chaser & his brand new kids’ book series set in Egypt!

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Hilarious & kick-ass chats with one of my favourite podcast guests EVER, award-winning Australian comedian and now kids book author, Andrew Hansen from The Chaser and Triple M’s ‘Radio Chaser’.

Best known for appearing on The Chaser’s War on Everything, Andrew Hansen has teamed up with his wife and partner-in-crime, designer Jessica Roberts, to create their very first children’s book series, with the first instalment, ‘The Weird Beard – Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies’ due out next month!

Easily one of my favourite guests and so wonderful to have him back on the show for one of our lighthearted and banter-filled, punny podcasts. Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – 173 Andrew Hansen (Australian comedian from The Chaser TV, Triple M ‘Radio Chaser’ radio host, actor, musician & kids book author)

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Show Notes:
1. Pre-Order ‘Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard’
2. Episode 94: Andrew Hansen (Australian comedian from The Chaser’s War on Everything)
3. Andrew Hansen on Triple M’s ‘Radio Chaser’
4. The Road Stories Podcast with Steele Saunders and Monty Franklin

Connect with Andrew Hansen here:

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – 173 Andrew Hansen (Australian comedian from The Chaser TV, Triple M ‘Radio Chaser’ radio host, actor, musician & kids book author)

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Lifestyle x Work – Choose Your Own Adventure!

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Work. Save. Work. Save. Reward. Work. Save.

This is the modern, western formula that I’m sure most of us have grown up with and in the past it certainly worked. But let’s face it: 2018 is an expensive world, mindsets and attitudes towards work are changing and it’s becoming more and more difficult not to compare yourself to every colleague, friend or Insta-famous model who are all living their best life. The modern world, particularly Generations Y, Z and beyond and facing enormous economic pressure and immense spiritual discord.

Do you have to put up with one to forgo the other?



On one hand we’re faced with a property market that’s nearly impossible to break into, working longer hours to combat wage stagnation with the knowledge that without a certain level of capital it’s going to be very difficult to follow our bliss.

On the other hand, what about our bliss? The old-school societal expectation of working in a well-paid, 40+ hour, high-stress job REGARDLESS of whether or not it’s an industry you actually enjoy is not at all a thrilling concept and unfortunately those who undertake such a mission are buckling and buckling hard. Gone are the days where one wants to work hard for their whole life in order to retire at 60, take a well-earned break and finally regain a sense of freedom.

The reality is we want to work hard at a job that is rewarding, fulfilling and abundant, we want the freedom to change careers based on our interests without judgement AND we want to experience life’s beauty and all it has to offer, preferably before we’re 60 years-old.

We want want it all and we want it now. So how do we get it?


Let me give you this frame of reference. Business analysts and health professionals from around the world mostly agree that an individual is likely to change careers between 3-7 times in their lifetime. So with this knowledge why are people more than ever dreading Monday? Why is there a stubborn residue of old, accepted social norms in regards to ‘sticking it out’ in a career you hate in favour of financial freedom? Why aren’t we giving ourselves the space to fail forward and forge multiple careers based on a commitment to Life-Work Balance?


In this week’s episode I take you through my unexpected career path that I forged solely through a commitment to choosing employment based on my dream lifestyle. From hospitality to university, from promotional work to aviation I share with you what I’ve learned from each profession and how I built upon it moving forward. If you told me 20 years ago about my career path of course, I would have laughed at you. Contrary to what you’re told in high school, I’ve learned that there is no one way to achieve financial and spiritual success. If you follow your bliss, listen to your gut and fail forward you’ll open yourself up to a life you never dreamed of.

 


Go on then. Choose your own adventure!

Show Notes:

1. Episode #76 with Australian actor Daniel MacPherson
2. Episode #169 Life Work Balance with @hotndelicious – Solocast
3. “Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons” – Harvard Business Review article by Michael Maccoby.

 

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Life Work Balance with @hotndelicious – My Tips & Tricks.

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If you pick up the arts and entertainment section of any newspaper you’re likely to see in the best seller list AT LEAST one book on success, achieving work-life balance and consciously owning your time. Whether it’s new titles like “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson or “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris, it seems that people more than ever are openly on the quest to achieve ‘work-life balance’.

But is it even possible to achieve? What with the mountain of books, podcasts, classes and Netflix specials on ‘work-life balance’ it can sometimes feel like an elusive concept made only for bloggers, entrepreneurs and coaches who coach people on creating work-life balance. Needless to say, I understand how it can seem elusive particularly if your career doesn’t fit any of these moulds.

But what if we changed the angle?

On today’s podcast I discuss my philosophy of Life Work Balance and how it’s possible to be working full-time and creating your own projects while also ensuring you make time for you. I take you back to where I first implemented this concept and let you in on some of my tips, tricks and how-to’s to integrate Life Work Balance into your schedule right now.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – Episode #169 Life Work Balance with @hotndelicious.

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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!

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

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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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Article, podcast & Interview by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #65 with Tom Richardson:
From surfing the Sunshine Coast to the jungles of Indonesia – this is Tom Richardson ‘Pockets’ EP.
Hot &  Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #09 with hip hop artist, L Fresh The Lion: 
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #161 Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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.

 

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).

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

Article, podcast & Interview by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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!