Thriving The Future Podcast

by Thriving The Future

Thriving The Future Podcast focuses on

👍- Positive solutions to help you #Thrive

🔨- Design your Intentional life.

🐓- Homestead

🍓- Side Hustles

🤝 – Community

🧰 – #SkillsOverStuff

Podcast website: https://thrivingthefuture.com

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Ep. 135 - Why Are You Listening to This Podcast?

    Ep. 135 - Why Are You Listening to This Podcast?

    What is the core problem that you are trying to solve? How does Thriving the Future help you to solve that problem? ...or is it just entertainment? The best testimonial I ever received was from Jason Snyder from Doomer Optimism: "Shout out to Thriving the Future, relentlessly upbeat and practical, all about making your life more resilient and regenerative, doesn't get involved with Twitter drama." Wow. Jason gets it. And has described my Brand very well. Episode website: Ep. 135 – Why Are You Listening to This Podcast? I am taking the Permaculture Business Design Course from Regeneration Nation CR and one of the exercises is a Deep Dive on your "Why?". You ask yourself: "Why are you doing this?" or "Why do you want to do this?" (if you are starting something new). You keep asking "Why" until you run out of answers. In Justin Welsh's Newsletter on Saturday Jun-22, he talked about your number one Priority for a side hustle: "A successful side hustle doesn't solve a problem that's too broad or vague." Why are you listening to this podcast? What is the core problem that you are trying to solve? How does Thriving the Future help you to solve that problem? How would you describe Thriving the Future Podcast to others? (and why they should listen) What does Thriving the Future mean to YOU? Tell me about it - Join the mailing list and our Telegram group Share your feedback with me on Twitter or email me: ThrivingtheFuture at gmail.com. Reality Check. Doing a podcast is great until at the end of Year 1 when your hosting doubles. And at the end of Year 2 it doubles again. Thriving the Future Podcast does not make enough money to cover hosting, plugins, and Zoom licensing fees. It takes a lot of trees sold to pay for podcast hosting. What you can do: If you like this content and the podcast, here is how you can support the podcast and my Thriving empire of side hustles: Shoot me a tip on Venmo or CashApp @ThrivingtheFuture. ​Go to the Stuff page on Thriving the Future site and buy something. OR - click on one of the Amazon links on the Stuff page and then buy your other stuff that you want. Anything you buy on Amazon for 24 hours will give Thriving the Future a credit (a Piece of the Action). Buy comfrey crowns or cuttings on Grow Nut Trees. More trees will be available in Sept. Go to my other site AllGardenAdvice.com - Gardening Ideas and Tips, and check out the articles and stuff. Opportunity Cost is a Reality Check Because here's the reality check - if the podcast doesn't make a difference, if it isn't solving your problems, if it doesn't make money and break even, I have to look at spending my time and money on something else. Sorry, but that's reality, and Opportunity cost is a reality check.

  • Ep. 134 - Surprising Small Business LLC Tips

    Ep. 134 - Surprising Small Business LLC Tips

    My friend Kevin Brubaker from Dallas Media Productions, an independent film producer in Dallas, joins me to talk about LLC Tips (and lots of film stuff). What does a film producer have to do with my usual content of homesteading? It fits into creating side hustles and businesses to Design Your Intentional Life. We were having a conversation about LLCs and we decided to record it. We also talk a lot about film. How can you make money on film production in the streaming era? We dove into these topics: Should you have an LLC for each project or side hustle? Should you wait to become profitable before forming an LLC? Do you have to be profitable after 3 years to be considered legit (or bear the wrath of the IRS)? Should I spin Grow Nut Trees into its own LLC? To answer these questions, you have to ask yourself - why have an LLC? Although you want to use an LLC to offset your expenses, an LLC is mainly to protect you in a hyper-suing culture that we are currently in. If I was sued (for some reason) on trees, I would lose all my businesses, including the podcast. Tips: It is recommended that you have an LLC for each project or side hustle. You do not have to be profitable after 3 years if you are showing growth and an "intent to make a profit". Make sure that you create an LLC in a state where the application and charge is one-time only. (some states require yearly renewal). I have mine in KS (cost me $166). Kevin has his in TX and cost about $150. You can create the LLC and get an EIN on the state website - you don't need a lawyer or Legal Zoom. Find a mentor. Disclaimer: This is not tax or financials advice. Discuss with your tax or financial planner for your situation. Episode website: Ep. 134 - Surprising Small Business LLC Tips Join the mailing list and our Telegram group and you can keep up to date with all of Grant Payne, Homestead Padre, and my homesteading projects. Signup at https://Signup.ThrivingtheFuture.com If you like this content and the podcast, here is how you can support the podcast and my Thriving empire of side hustles: Shoot me a tip on Venmo or CashApp @ThrivingtheFuture. ​Go to the Stuff page on Thriving the Future site and buy something. OR - click on one of the Amazon links on the Stuff page and then buy your other stuff that you want. Anything you buy on Amazon for 24 hours will give Thriving the Future a credit. Sponsors: Grow Nut Trees: Buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. Seeds and trees have “memory”. They thrived and reproduced in a certain climate. Often when you buy chestnut trees, seeds, or plants online, you have to buy from nurseries in the Northeast or Southeast US, or the Pacific Northwest. Take it from us, trees and plants grown in those climates do not do well in Kansas. So buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. At GrowNutTrees.com.

  • Ep. 133 - Striving for a More Sustainable Life - with DeweyLikeDonuts

    Ep. 133 - Striving for a More Sustainable Life - with DeweyLikeDonuts

    Jeremy is better known as DeweyLikeDonuts on Instagram and TikTok. We start his story in 2008 and how a SHTF can be your own personal apocalypse. He turned to "raising chickens, growing his own food, and striving for a more sustainable life" (his tagline). Prepping to Thrive rather than survive. Not living in fear. He shares about is recent adventures with a bee swarm. How he grew his Instagram account with a chicken video that went viral. And what is the "Internet in a Box"? Episode website: Ep. 133 - Striving for a More Sustainable Life - with DeweyLikeDonuts Join the mailing list and our Telegram group and you can keep up to date with all of Grant Payne, Homestead Padre, and my homesteading projects. Signup at https://Signup.ThrivingtheFuture.com If you like this content and the podcast, here is how you can support the podcast and my Thriving empire of side hustles: Shoot me a tip on Venmo or CashApp @ThrivingtheFuture. ​Go to the Stuff page on Thriving the Future site and buy something. OR - click on one of the Amazon links on the Stuff page and then buy your other stuff that you want. Anything you buy on Amazon for 24 hours will give Thriving the Future a credit. Sponsors: Check out the Solar Food Dehydrator. Watch the movie, get the plans, all for a reasonable cost. Grow Nut Trees: Buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. Seeds and trees have “memory”. They thrived and reproduced in a certain climate. Often when you buy chestnut trees, seeds, or plants online, you have to buy from nurseries in the Northeast or Southeast US, or the Pacific Northwest. Take it from us, trees and plants grown in those climates do not do well in Kansas. So buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. At GrowNutTrees.com.

  • Ep. 132 - Never Give Up, Never Surrender

    Ep. 132 - Never Give Up, Never Surrender

    Part of Thriving is embracing both the wins, as well as the losses. Homestead Update: My Spring garden has failed, for the most part. I usually sow plants and then spread lettuce and kale seed around to act as a cover crop - hey, lettuce is a companion plant of everything. This year hardly anything came up. The starter plants that I planted also did not thrive. Why? Lots of rain. In Kansas we do not get "April showers bring May flowers." We get May and June thunderstorms. Almost all of our annual rain comes in May and June. This year it rained almost every other day in May. We even had a mini-tornado pass just south of us and we got 8-10 inches of rain that week. Should have been a Spring bonanza of crops. I added a couple of truckloads of compost from the nursery. The compost is worse-than-usual municipal compost. The perennials saved the day - plantain, walking onion, bloody dock sorrel. They all did wonderfully. Some trees thrived. Some did not. My apple grafts are all thriving. Nearly 80% success so far, which is rare. But the chestnut seedlings from last year didn't come out of dormancy. The 5 year chestnut trees are looking sickly, with half the branches with no leaves. I need to heavily fertilize and see if they recover. Side Hustle Update on GrowNutTrees. I sold hundreds of $ of elderberry on FB marketplace. I am adding black lace elderberry for next Fall and in 2025. Episode website: Ep. 132 - Never Give Up, Never Surrender If you like this content and the podcast, here is how you can support the podcast and my Thriving empire of side hustles: Shoot me a tip on Venmo or CashApp @ThrivingtheFuture. ​Go to the Stuff page on Thriving the Future site and buy something. OR - click on one of the Amazon links on the Stuff page and then buy your other stuff that you want. Anything you buy on Amazon for 24 hours will give Thriving the Future a credit. Sponsors: Check out the Solar Food Dehydrator. Watch the movie, get the plans, all for a reasonable cost. Grow Nut Trees: Buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. Seeds and trees have “memory”. They thrived and reproduced in a certain climate. Often when you buy chestnut trees, seeds, or plants online, you have to buy from nurseries in the Northeast or Southeast US, or the Pacific Northwest. Take it from us, trees and plants grown in those climates do not do well in Kansas. So buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. At GrowNutTrees.com.

  • Ep. 131 - Get Stuff Done - with Grant and Matt

    Ep. 131 - Get Stuff Done - with Grant and Matt

    Enough talk. Get Stuff Done. It's Proof of Work. Grant Payne and Matt Derosier share what Stuff they are Getting Done this Spring, as well as Side Hustle and Tree Nursery tips. Hear why "The IBC King is Back": Grant's wedding Grant added MANY chickens and ducks Turkey production - if you start now will they be ready to sell for Thanksgiving? Tree nursery tips Hedge production by coppicing. Grant Payne - PayneHomestead on Twitter Matt at FarmHopLife Episode website: Ep. 131 - Get Stuff Done - with Grant and Matt If you like this content, shoot us a tip on Venmo or Cashapp @ThrivingtheFuture Sponsors: Check out the Solar Food Dehydrator. Watch the movie, get the plans, all for a reasonable cost. Grow Nut Trees: Buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. Seeds and trees have “memory”. They thrived and reproduced in a certain climate.Often when you buy chestnut trees, seeds, or plants online, you have to buy from nurseries in the Northeast or Southeast US, or the Pacific Northwest.Take it from us, trees and plants grown in those climates do not do well in Kansas. So buy Elderberry, pecan, hazelnut seedlings, and red mulberry seedlings - all adapted to the Midwest. At GrowNutTrees.com.