Two Cents Worth

Ryan DeFaber

Two Cents Worth is where Host Ryan DeFaber and his guests weigh in on everyday life. read less
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Episódios

Episode 108 - The Struggles and Triumphs of a Podcast Host
14-05-2024
Episode 108 - The Struggles and Triumphs of a Podcast Host
Welcome to another episode of Two Cents Worth with your host, Ryan DeFaber. In this revealing episode, Ryan shares his reasons for sporadic breaks in his podcast publication schedule and reflects on the role that this creative platform plays in his life. Ryan candidly discusses the reality of juggling a busy lifestyle while pursuing leisure activities such as podcasting. Balancing his responsibilities as a husband, a father, an entrepreneur, and the host of Two Cents Worth is the cause of delays in releasing new episodes. Ryan acknowledges that his listeners deserve regular uploads and begs their pardon for any inconveniences they may have experienced. As Ryan continues to introspect on his podcasting journey, he appreciates the dedication required to consistently create engaging content. He ponders over the possibility of introducing a co-host to help with the regular scheduling and asks his audience for their suggestions and feedback regarding this potential change. Additionally, Ryan talks about the growth and success of Bears Den Gym, his retail business. He invites his listeners to subscribe to the company's mailing list and support his goal of helping the business thrive and continue offering quality gym wear and casual clothing. In this episode, Ryan reaffirms his value for the Two Cents Worth community and promises to continue prioritizing the podcast while juggling other life commitments. Listen in as he shares his journey in a deep, transparent, and personal episode that reveals the behind-the-scene realities of hosting a podcast.
Episode 107 - Gym 101: Unspoken Rules and Common Misconceptions
29-02-2024
Episode 107 - Gym 101: Unspoken Rules and Common Misconceptions
Welcome to this eye-opening episode of Two Cents Worth Podcast, where host Ryan DeFaber guides us through the uncharted territory of gym culture. Tackling often-unaddressed etiquette issues and misconceptions, this episode promises to shed a new light on gym experiences. Ryan critiques a ubiquitous problem in gyms worldwide - the disregard for re-racking weights. Acknowledging the universal annoyance it causes, Ryan beckons all gym-goers to restore weights after usage, encouraging not only cleanliness but also consideration for fellow workers. Digging deeper into the gym code, Ryan argues against the unfair practice of 'reserving' workout machines. Highlighting the necessity of equality in gym spaces, he discourages the claim over equipment by leaving personal belongings unattended. Next, the episode throws light on the crucial matter of maintaining gym hygiene. By emphasizing the duty of every member to sanitize their used machines and benches, Ryan advocates for a cleaner, safer, and more comfortable gym environment. But etiquette is not where Ryan stops. He disrupts the stereotype of judgmental gym folk, assuring newcomers that their fear is misplaced. Asserting that gyms are spaces for self-improvement, Ryan calls for members to radiate positivity and encouragement rather than intimidation. This episode aims to redefine gym culture from a hub of judgement to a supportive community for everyone. Uncovering the truth about gym etiquettes and dismantling misconceptions, Ryan promotes the creation of a positive gym environment where everyone is welcome. So gear up, brace fitness with confidence, be part of the community and prioritize your health and well-being. It's time to debunk the myths and bring about an enjoyable, welcoming gym atmosphere.
Episode 106 - A Personal Perspective
21-02-2024
Episode 106 - A Personal Perspective
Welcome back to "Two Cents Worth" with your host, Ryan DeFaber. After an unavoidable hiatus involving personal and professional commitments, from house remodeling to adding new customers to his portfolio, Ryan returns with enlightening episodes. This discussion explores the significant themes of self-affirmation and confidence, spotlighting Ryan's personal strategies and experiences while navigating today's challenging social environment. Driven by the desire to inspire others, especially his children, to avoid the societal trap of comparison, Ryan talks in-depth about his approach to finding inspiration without resorting to harmful comparison. He advocates for absorbing meaningful lessons from others' achievements without feeling inferior. This fascinating podcast reveals how positive self-talk, particularly expressing compliments to oneself audibly, can significantly shift the atmosphere of any day, irrespective of previous setbacks. This episode is a candid reflection on self-confidence, self-image, setting personal goals, and appreciating one's current state while continually striving for improvements. Ryan offers anecdotes about his wife, Lindsay, using their interaction as an example to relay the importance of self-confidence and the dangers of external validation. He prompts listeners to pay attention to the opinions that really matter and disregard irrelevant judgments. Through his own life's journey, Ryan extols the power of self-affirmation and maintaining self-confidence, encouraging continual growth and avoiding complacency. Despite the inevitable evolution of bodies and circumstances with age, he urges his listeners to stay healthy, take charge of their lives, and constantly reassess their life goals. His message emphasizes that everyone has the potential and control to change their situation if they're unsatisfied. This episode winds down with a call-to-action for under-confident listeners, reminding them that they have one life to live and to make the most out of it. He hopes that his words spark a change in the listener's daily routine and leads them towards a path of self-aggression, confidence, and daily victories. Stay tuned for more insightful episodes from Ryan DeFaber and look forward to an upcoming series on gym culture and etiquette.