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My audio setup

I documented my video setup the other day. Time to do the same for my audio setup.

For microphone, I use a Shure SM7B on a cheap fixed On Stage desk mount stand.

I find that shock mount and pop filter is not necessary with this setup. The microphone comes insulated enough.

I run this to an Apollo Twin audio interface.

The Apollo lets you run software emulations of great hardware processors natively on the device, with super low latency. Here's my audio chain:

Let's break it down.

I run...

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Find Your Own Path

Tony Robbins is famous for saying "success leaves clues".

Modeling others is incredibly powerful.

But there comes a point where you have to realize that no one has the answers to the big questions in life.

Our parents don't.

Our politicians don't.

Our media don't.

Our teachers don't.

All they have are partial answers.

Answers that worked for them.

(Or so they think.)

No-one's been exactly where we are right now before.

No-one else has ever lived your life.

We have to find our own answers.

We...

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No Drama

Lots of people love playing the victim.

"I can't."

"It's too hard."

"It's not my fault."

"If only..."

What's worse, though, are people playing the hero.

"I know, it's hard."

"Poor you."

"Here, let me do it for you."

The hero gets to feel good about themselves because they're helping the poor victim.

They get to forget their own pain for a minute, while they caretake someone else.

But there's a cost to this.

The victim stays a victim.

Instead of saying something empowering

like "I know it's...

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Trust Your Gut

Have you ever had that experience where you woke up and realized that you needed to make a change?

Something was off. Something wasn't working. Something wasn't right.

It had to change.

Maybe it's a new product launch, or a campaign, or a JV partnership, or something in your personal life, like an eating habit or a drinking habit or a Netflix binge watching habit, or whatever.

Think back on a couple situations like that in your life.

How many times did you actually know that in your gut way...

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Systems Are the Key to Success in Business and Life

The key to success in business (and most areas of life, too, now that we're at it) is systems.

Predictable systems that deliver predictable results.

Systems for acquiring customers.

Systems for serving customers.

Systems for building products.

Systems for exercising your body.

Systems for eating healthy.

Systems for resolving conflicts.

Systems for creating systems.

The more and better systems you have in place, the more you can focus on higher value work rather than fighting fires and...

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Do You Know Who You Are?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had a voice in your head for a while now:

• “What am I doing with my life?”
• “Am I going in the right direction?”
• “Is it supposed to feel this dull? Isn’t there more to life?”
• “What am I supposed to do with my life?”
• “What’s the purpose of my life?”
• “Do I have a life purpose? Is there such a thing as a life purpose?”
•...

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Networking, Entrepreneurship, Baby Bathwater | An Interview with Hollis Carter

In this episode of the Calvin Correli Audio Experience, Calvin talks with Hollis Carter about his entrepreneur mastermind group Baby Bathwater, the power of networking, and navigating the business challenges brought by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hollis Carter is a serial entrepreneur and avid skier. He started his entrepreneurial journey in the early 2000s, founding multiple companies, including a SAAS company he built into a 7-figure virtual business in...

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Finding Your Life's Purpose


Finding your life purpose seems like a buzz phrase these days - but knowing what it is will change your life. 

Finding my life's purpose changed mine, so I want to tell you the story in hopes that it will inspire you to find yours.

The Backstory 

I was born and raised in what’s allegedly the happiest country in the world. Experts say that Denmark has been inhabited since at least 12,500 BC. We’ve got the oldest state flag still in use, twice as many bicycles as cars, and...

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Software, Politics, and Cancel Culture | An Interview with Chris Pearson

In this episode of the Calvin Correli Audio Experience, I talk with Chris Pearson, a software engineer, designer, copywriter, and speaker about his career in programming and how he was affected by the cancel culture and virtue signaling born from these politically charged times.


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Transcript: 

Calvin Correli (00:00:26):

All right. So, hello, everyone. I'm here with Chris Pearson. Dude, I've known of you for 12 years now back in 2008. I started to get...

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A Deep Dive Into Human Design Theory

I first came across Human Design in 2014, but I didn't take the time to dive too deep into it until now. 

It was super insightful and accurate, so I'm going to implement it at work and home. 

More on Human Design in the video below. 

Video Highlights: 

  • A quick intro on the Human Design body graph 
  • Making decisions with your authority, not your mind 
  • Living according to your design, not your conditioning 

 

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