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Think about a time when you followed your gut and made a choice that was less than obvious to everyone but you. Maybe you were nervous, but you had the courage to throw everyone's advice out the window and push forward into what seemed right.

Or maybe a time when you someone else's less than obvious choice, and you had to live up to the trust they've put in you.

What happened next? Were you a hero…or did it all blow up in your face? Were lessons learned or did it ultimately mean nothing?

Jim McDonald (former co-host and producer of the PowerCast and an MBA) talks to the well-known and the unknown about those pivots toward a less-travelled road, how decisions were made, and how it all turned out.

Oct 22, 2019

The Less than Obvious podcast returns with a second season of new episodes once a month.

Derek’s wife Angela died of cancer in 2017. In 2018, he released his book, “Tea Time with the Reaper,” which sketched a heartbreaking portrait of their lives together, her illness, and her death. While living through this...

May 15, 2018

Brian Crall founded the Sacramento Comedy Spot, but that’s not really what he originally intended on doing. The comedy theater itself now offers shows six nights a week and classes in improv, standup, and sketch comedy four nights a week. It’s the biggest comedy school in northern California. That’s quite an...

May 7, 2018

This episode contains a frank discussion -- in adult language -- about real issues like depression, suicide, relationships, and sexuality. It may not be suitable for all ages.


“Rational decisions don’t always work out for me.”

New York Times bestselling fitness/lifestyle author and founder of Roman Fitness...

Apr 19, 2018

Mike Beech is Matt Vincent’s partner in HVIII Brand Goods, but that’s not his most important job. He’s a stay-at-home dad keeping with the demands of raising three young kids, while his wife works as a physician. He talks about his past jobs in the corporate world, the decision to leave it behind for the home gig,...

Apr 11, 2018

Several years ago, Michael Fahey approached me with an idea. He wanted to make a documentary about Westside Barbell. I did my best to talk him out of it, but luckily I didn’t succeed. (I also offered some encouragement along the way.) It took quite a while to come together, and it sorely tried his patience and...