The Spirit of Defiance

“I have always known that my path will have to converge with some other kind of quest, and I felt that it would have to do with the mind.”

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Aviv talks with Harry Duran, founder and CEO at Fullcast, a podcasting production company that helps prospective podcasters develop and cultivate their shows. Aviv starts off the episode by discussing the three value propositions that he provides in both his book Create New Futures as well as his podcast of the same name. Aviv delves deep into the metaphysical theory of the Three Big Bangs and provides insight as to how the Internet is serving and enabling the third Big Bang. Aviv explains the four levels of conversation and the inherent differences between them. Low-level conversations lead to more conflict, strife and misunderstanding, whereas other conversations provide the appropriate framework necessary to enable broader and more enlightened consciousness. Aviv provides insights into his personal background, including two formative influences that changed the way Aviv lived life. Aviv shares the profound lesson he learned while working in leadership development. Finally, Aviv discusses the enjoyment he gets from the discovery journey that has enabled him to meet and learn from fascinating people.

Essential Learning Points:

  • 03:44 – Introducing today’s episode
  • 04:20 – The format Aviv follows for Create New Futures
  • 06:31 – The three value propositions Aviv provides
  • 07:38 – The personal and metaphysical reason Aviv kept the same themes within his podcast as he did in his book CNF
  • 09:42 – Aviv discusses the metaphysical theory of the Three Big Bangs
  • 12:53 – Answering the question, ‘What is your highest point of leverage?’
  • 13:22 – How the Internet is serving and enabling the explosion of consciousness
  • 15:46 – Aviv explains what the Four Levels of Conversations
  • 16:44 – Conversation Level One
  • 17:14 – Conversation Level Two
  • 17:39 – Conversation Level Three
  • 18:19 – Conversation Level Four
  • 19:41 – The Fifth Dimension: How we define intelligence
  • 21:18 – Aviv discusses the importance of creating frameworks
  • 22:35 – Aviv dissects a typical consulting conversation
  • 24:42 – Insights into Aviv’s background and roots
  • 28:03 – How a childhood heart condition influenced Aviv in his life’s pursuits
  • 30:10 – The spirit of defiance
  • 32:19 – Aviv defines the karmic pattern
  • 34:35 – The importance of the developmental journey
  • 35:36 – A lesson Aviv learned while working in leadership development
  • 37:10 – Aviv discusses the three-legged journey into mastery
  • 41:20 – The many mentors who helped Aviv along his journey
  • 43:23 – The oath that Aviv made to himself
  • 45:12 – Aviv’s time in the Israeli Air Force
  • 48:03 – Aviv discusses the enjoyment he gets from the discovery journey while engaging with guests on his show
  • 49:58 – Aviv defines codifying language to achieve actionable insights
  • 52:17 – How Aviv has evolved as a podcast host
  • 54:35 – Aviv compares podcasting and storytelling to the evolution of movies
  • 57:20 – What is something Aviv has changed his mind about recently
  • 59:06 – Aviv discusses the Five Levels of Integrity
  • 1:04:13 – The importance Aviv places on contributing your all
  • 1:05:01 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Aviv
  • 1:08:22 – Aviv and Harry discuss their mutual admiration for each other’s partnership
  • 1:08:55 – Where listeners can follow Aviv
  • 1:10:23 – Harry encourages listeners to subscribe to the Podcast Junkies newsletter
  • 1:10:40 – Harry challenges the audience to tell one new person about this show
  • 1:10:59 – This week’s retention hashtag

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