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The Jody Maberry Show

The Jody Maberry Show explores the nature of business. Jody Maberry is a former Park Ranger who became the happiest podcaster on earth. With a mix of storytelling, lessons, and occasional guests, Jody gives you a look at the work he does with executives as he helps them build their brand.
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Now displaying: November, 2023
Nov 8, 2023

"Let's embrace disconnection and just take a moment to appreciate what you see."

Episode Highlights

[00:01:55] How hiking and disconnecting connects you with work

[00:03:26] Valuable habit of taking breaks and brainstorming with a partner.

[00:09:20] Life is ongoing work. Embrace different perspectives for creativity.

[00:10:04] Getting away from distractions in nature sparks fresh ideas for Dan, who anticipates creating new content based on the experience with his companion.

Connect with Dan:

www.dancockerell.com

About Dan - https://dancockerell.com/about/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/

Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

Connect with Jody

www.jodymaberry.com

About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry

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Go Outside for Fresh Ideas

Nature can transform your creativity and recharge your mind. While Dan Cockerell and were sitting trailside at Bryce Canyon National Park we decided to record a podcast episode. This conversation  business strategies to the magic of disconnecting from the digital connectivity to immerse oneself in the beauty of national parks. Why knew a simple hike could spark a whole new perspective on work and life?

Dan's pursuit to unplug and escape into the wilderness was not only refreshing but also a catalyst for a fresh wave of creativity. Hiking can be a breeding ground for innovative ideas and concepts. A good hike is a powerful mental cleanse, too. he stillness of nature allowed Dan and I to reflect on their brainstorming sessions and business plans.

Nature has the incredible ability to shape new connections and fuel brainstorming sessions. If you've been wary of taking a deep dive into nature, these insights should be reason enough to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails. After all, the magic of hiking, unplugging, and embracing nature's serenity could hold the key to unlocking your next big idea.

Embrace the great outdoors a little more. Who knows? Your next big breakthrough could be waiting for you atop that mountain peak or hidden along a forest trail.

Nov 1, 2023

“I’m more knowledgeable and think about things different now because of all the people I've had the chance to interview."

Episode Highlights

[00:00:59] Impacts of disruptive innovation such as drones in parks.

[00:05:03] Being a Park Ranger is not just about nature, it involves dirty work and dealing with difficult people, and yet is still a fabulous job.

[00:07:11] Theme parks are fun, but nature is truly spectacular.

[00:10:16] Be mindful and promote a hospitality mentality.

Connect with Josh

Order the Book The Hospitality Mentality

https://www.roller.software/

http://attractionpros.com/category/podcast/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshualiebman

Connect with Jody

www.jodymaberry.com

About Jody - https://jodymaberry.com/about-jody-maberry/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sugarjmaberry

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodymaberry/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sugarjmaberry/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jodymaberry

Learning From the People You Interview

There have been many incredible learning opportunities that have come from podcasting. Each lesson has started with a conversation full of meaningful questions. In this episode, Josh Liebman, author of The Hospitality Mentality, returns to ask me three thought-provoking questions. We dive into the world of podcasting, park ranger experiences, and learning from the people you interview.

The first thing Josh asked me was about learning opportunities that come from hosting a podcast. The lessons from podcast guests are invaluable. For example, a conversation with the director of South Carolina State Parks still stands out to me. He opened my eyes to the concept of disruptive innovation. It draws parallels between drones and other inventions that have impacted the park industry. That conversation was a great eye opener and reminder that we should always be open to new ideas and perspectives.

Next, we talk about my favorite places to drive. The best drive can leave you in awe. This question made me recall a drive through the mountains of North Carolina, surrounded by vibrant autumn colors. It's a reminder to take the time to appreciate and experience the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Finally, we had to debunk some myths of being a park ranger. There is a misconception that this job is all about hugging trees and communing with nature. While it certainly has its rewarding moments, being a park ranger can also be incredibly challenging and messy. No matter how idyllic a profession may seem, there are always behind-the-scenes realities to consider.

Make sure to listen to the full episode for more on the importance of learning from the people we interview. Even if you are not hosting a podcast, there are many things you can learn from the people around you. Just start asking questions.

 

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