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Finance Podcast Episodes

At least once a week I have absolutely brilliant conversations in collaboration on podcast episodes. Al and I just recorded another episode today, right after another episode aired yesterday.

It is so damn fun to listen to episodes once they air. I just show up and talk, in genuine conversation with podcast partners. I believe it comes through that these are all very real and authentic conversations.

This collaborative partnership showed up very unexpectedly almost a year ago and from the beginning, I had no expectations or attachment to outcomes. Which I think strengthens the bond that we have with one another.

Check out some of our recent conversations at: Confessions of a Financial Advisor Podcast

Al and I can talk with each other for hours at a time and these episodes are a glimpse into conversations we’ve been having for as long as we’ve been collaborating. In our off-air chat today we both noted that it feels as though we’ve known each other much longer than a year.

It was around this time last year that some unexpected endings in my life brought about conversations with men everywhere I go. I joked that last spring was the season of my meeting married men; that trend has only grown stronger in the past year.

When Al and I first met in person, he laughed when I shared my background of psychology. Put two psych majors together in conversation and watch the sparks fly; we go deep and go deep fast.

Especially now, I very much value our conversations and connection. We certainly touch on finance, but we also very much dig into the psychology and emotional aspects to behavior.

These podcast episodes are a window into the conversations we’ve been having since the very beginning. Our off-air talks include more cursing than our on-air ones do and they’re always healing for both of us. I so appreciate this connection and the value it brings to my life.

About a year ago, some previous relationships ended quite unexpectedly. At the time I couldn’t see it, but those endings opened floodgates of doors to new connections and relationships in all areas of my life. For that, I am immensely grateful.

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The content of this blog is the original content of Diane McDermott, Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services, founded in heartfelt alignment, joyful integrity and creative expression

Overcoming Fear

It is beyond ironic that a podcast episode I was part of recording a while ago just aired…given the current state of the world. The latest Confessions of a Financial Advisor podcast episode is all about overcoming fear. And fear is something every single person experiences in some form or another.

The world is currently in a state of massive fear and chaos. Check out the podcast episode linked above to listen in on my conversation with Al about the reality of fear.

It’s also the first time I’ve shared my personal story of the first man I went on a date with after my divorce. It’s been more than two years and that story still makes me laugh. Needless to say, he and I are no longer connected.

Right now, we are all navigating through some ridiculously messy emotions, including grief. The world has been traumatized by recent events, and those of us who are highly sensitive are holding not just personal but collective grief and fearful emotions.

In another “no such thing as coincidence” moment, my other podcast partner and I just recorded the next Disrupt Now Program podcast episode centered on the word: Surrender.

I’ve listened to that upcoming episode’s raw version and it is so fucking good! As are most of the episodes that I’m a part of with podcast partners. I just show up and talk, so every episode that I’m a collaborator on are truly a reflection of the genuine conversations I have in my daily life.

If you ever wonder what it’s like to talk with me, just listen to any of the episodes I’ve shared. They are all a reflection of what it’s like to engage in conversation with me. By far, the most common thing people say to me is, “It’s just really easy to talk with and be around you.” Followed closely by, “I’m not sure why I’m telling you this, it’s really personal.”

Both FA Confessions and the Disrupt Now Program podcasts have become huge passion projects of mine within the past year. I absolutely love collaborating on both of them. It’s hard to believe that a year ago neither one had shown up yet, they both just feel intimately familiar.

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Podcast Episode: Fanaticism

It does still shock me how willing I am now to listen to myself talk, but it is so much fun to listen to previous conversations I’ve had. This: Confessions of a Financial Advisor episode covers fanaticism.

Al and I have the most brilliant conversations. We both have so much fun every single time we talk, and it’s been that way since we began collaborating.

In this episode we talk about fanatics and fanaticism. When does a passion or interest cross the line into unhealthy behavior and obsession, and what’s the potential danger in crossing that line?

This collaborative partnership arrived unexpectedly, but has just worked right from the beginning. In fact, the first time we met, it quickly became clear that we have very similar backgrounds and perspectives. We’re both psych majors who have decades of experience in sales professions.

For about a year now, my rule has been that if something doesn’t feel good or fun…I’m not doing it. Every single episode of this podcast feels insanely fun, both while recording and later while listening once it airs. Regardless of whether we’re discussing theoretical or heavy topics, we simply enjoy communicating with each other.

I invite you to check it out and listen in as we informally therapist one another on a variety of topics. As much as I informally therapist the Charlotte metro region, I deeply appreciate the people in my life who are able to informally therapist me. Al and this Confessions of a Financial Advisor project are very much part of my informal therapist community.

While we do have a lot of things in common and shared personality traits, we bring both the masculine and feminine perspective to the table in every conversation. Yin and yang show up yet again in my life.

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An Honest Divorce Conversation

We had so much fun recording this episode, it’s definitely one of my favorites! Perhaps Al and I are different, in being willing to enjoy conversation about a topic such as divorce, but we’re both well beyond the fire of the experience itself. It does get easier to laugh about divorce as it fades into the past.

This time of year is the third anniversary of my own divorce being finalized. It’s healing to continue having conversation about it. Check out the latest episode on FA Confessions Podcast Episode: Divorce.

When Al and I first met, he told me “I like that you’re divorced.” Which may be an interesting way to start a conversation, but I appreciated the honesty. Ever since we started collaborating, we knew at some point we would talk about divorce; both in writing and on the podcast. It’s a topic that regularly comes up in our behind the scenes conversations.

I really love the irony that we recorded this episode right after Christmas, and it aired this week….right before Valentine’s Day. Nothing says happy holidays like the topic of divorce, as I know from the personal experience.

I didn’t quite answer Al’s question on the recorded podcast, so I’ll answer it here. He shared that he feels uncomfortable saying “I love you” and asked how I feel about it.

Personally, I would prefer to hear the words “I choose you” from a partner more than hearing him say “I love you.” Not that I wouldn’t appreciate the word love, the version including “choose” just feels more appropriate to me.

Because the reality is that I do not need or require a relationship with a man. If I were to be in a relationship, it would be a choice. A choice that obviously is both mutual and ongoing. Hearing someone say “I choose you” feels more aligned and true to me.

That said, I say “I love you” easily with friends and chosen family. I don’t have a problem with the phrase, or the word love itself. After all, words only have the power and meaning we choose to give them.

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Confessions of a Financial Advisor Blog and Podcast

Confessions of a Financial Advisor is unique in that it addresses the emotional and psychological aspects of finance, and life in general. When it comes to finance, the emotional component is not often talked about. But as with so much in life…it’s always just below the surface.

This website and soon to be launched podcast are some of my favorite collaborative projects. The content includes very real and honest conversations, ones that I find so refreshingly genuine and inspiring.

Behavioral economics is a real phenomenon, one I certainly experience intimately with real estate clients. The irony is not lost on me that despite having a decidedly non-finance related background, I’ve spent a lot of years working closely with that industry. The high school student who hated economics has grown up to be a writer bridging psychology and finance. Ironic indeed.

FA Confessions is all about pulling back the curtain on what really drives our behavior and decisions. It’s a very personal and intensely honest conversation about what lies below the surface. It is a joy to be part of, and as much as it’s a passion project for the creator and author, I’m passionate about sharing the message.

Ghostwriting (at least with me) involves a tremendous amount of conversation behind the scenes; another of this year’s brilliant realizations for me.

If you’re curious about the conversations those of us familiar with the world of finance have with each other…check it out.

This blog and podcast address a wide variety of real-life topics that so many of us navigate. Topics including: grief, trauma, healing, resilience, and self-awareness.

As with my own experience in real estate that it isn’t about the house, when it comes to finance…it’s not just about the money. There is always more to the story.

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The content of this blog is the original content of Diane McDermott, Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services, founded in heartfelt alignment, connection and creative expression