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FUNKY THINKERS - Getting the Funk out. If you listen to this, you might get ONE KILLER IDEA you would otherwise have to spend five hours battering yourself with a hammer to get.


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Kat Mclead - Anyone can do the splits...eventually..
Kat Mclead says that she is never late and hates lateness. That's FUNKY in itself right?Kat McLead - Anyone can do the splits...eventually..Kat was the first person to play with the new SHORTER two minute rounds.Makes for FUNKIER answers.Q1. Kat chose the astronaut and the question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"Kat explained that a close friend was moving away in the next few weeks and she expected to have trouble replacing the companionship.A short discussion about what it is like to move house 3000 miles away.7 points scored.Kat got half a point for the Soviet Union football shirt.Q2. Kat chose the space hopper and I again had to explain what they were.The question is "What's your secret talent?"Kat said she could do the splits. (And demonstrated.)Can anyone do the splits?Yes - IF you are consistent in the training and know that it could take several years.100 points scored. Total 107 1/2Better get training then.Q3. Kat picked the red London bus and the question is "How ambitious are you really?"Discussion about celebrity entrepreneurs on TV. Richard Branson etc.They all made their money BEFORE the internet. So looking to them for advice and suggestions is probably looking in the wrong place.Q4. Kat chose the laundrette. The question is "How do you judge a person?"Kat used an interesting phrase "Is this person safe or unsafe?"We try not to push too far into people's history on the show. It is a conversation between two people, one that is made public...Good phrase.70 points.Q5. Kat picked the roller skates and the question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"Kat replied "Indie music" which led to a discussion about looking in the backstreets of the major cities, London, New York, Chicago, Paris, to see what would be mainstream fashion in 6-12 months.Total 266 1/2 points
Heather Vickery - HOW MANY TV channels?
Heather Vickery is a two time FUNKY THINKER. Heather is massively into GRATITUDE, being thankful for things you have.She requests that at the end of every session, clients are required to WRITE DOWN ten things they are grateful for.Q1. Heather had some reservations about which to chose. Eventually, she went for the man on the moon. The question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"Heather answered that she needed to make some changes to make sure her income was stable as a business owner.We had a discussion about working in corporate and needing time off to look after your kids. Good luck with finding a job that works around school.Heather has her kids 50% of the time. 50 points scored.Heather correctly identified what we would call a football shirt but did not know which country. 1/2 point scored.Total 50 1/2Q2. Heather picked the typewriter. The question is "How many birthday cards did you get last birthday?"Heather replied four and after a detour round what he kids do, she told us a story about her friend who runs an organisation called the birthday party project that goes and delivers birthday parties at homeless shelters and the like.Heather donates $2 for each birthday wish received on Facebook. Last birthday, she received 100 messages. 100 points scored. VERY good start.Q3. Heather picked the typewriter. The question is "What's some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work know about?"That none of us have it together all the time. Heather did the worse thing possible - sent her kids to school with no lunch.We all screw up - do better next time.Heather has be here now tattoood on her wrist.Test - fix - break.What is success anyway?It will mean different things to different people.20 points scored.Q4. Heather picked the girl playing the guitar. The question is who do you go out of your way to be nice to?Heather answered everyone.It is easier to assume that everyone has a life that is as challenging as yours.There are 7 billion people in the world. Heather is going to be nice to all of them. 7 points scored.Total 177 1/2Heather did not know who George Harrison was.Q5. Heather picked the roller skates. The question is what was ruined because it became popular.Heather answered television because it not always better to have more choice.Heather scored 565 points and she loves the arbitrary points.An excellent start with Good for 7th on the leaderboard.
Gabrielle Gartley - The divorce attorney closer...
Gabrielle Hartley is a loud mouthed New Yorker. No scratch that, Gabrielle Hartley is a Leading divorce lawyer, coach and mediator.Is it possible to be a FUNKY THINKER in the legal profession.Yes and this episode proves it.Q1. Gabrielle chose the VW camper van and the question is "What brand are you most loyal to?"Gabrielle answered Verizon. As a divorce lawyer, Gabriel needs crystal clear connections with no call drop.I gave a version of how quality vs price for voice and data was explained to me.If anyone from Verizon customer service wants to be on the show, please get in touch. We would love to find out what makes you so FUNKY.75 points scored. This being half the cost of a US monthly phone contract.Q2. Gabrielle picked the telephone (do you see the theme here) and the question is "What was your most recent lie?"Gabrielle said she didn't lie and a discussion started. What is a lie anyway? If your kids ask for another biscuit and you reply "They are all gone?" when you know full well, there are loads left. Is that a lie?I asked what would be the professional course of action if a legal person knew or strongly suspected their client was tellies (or at least mistruths)?The answer is to ask a simple question "Do you want to take a minute to think about that?"13 points scored. Total 88.Gabrielle did not know what the Soviet Union football shirt was.Q3. Gabrielle picked the shoe. The question is "What are you currently worried about?"A good answer this one - wanting the next generation to grow up knowing and thinking that they don't have to live in broken relationships.30 points scored. Total 118Q4. Gabrielle picked the guitar playing girl The question is "Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?"Gabrielle answered people who are mean or grumpy or unhappy.The world is full of unhappy people. May as well try to make them happier.30 points scored. Total 148.Q5. Gabrielle picked the roller skates. The question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"RAPID FIRE ANSWER - Divorce.Yes it probably is cheaper to get divorced than to get married in most countries.80 Points scored. Total 228After a good start talking about Verizon, Gabrielle's effort went slightly downhill.Only 13 for the Salem witch story and 30 for the shoe. Rescued by the 80 on the roller skate.Good for 10th place on the leaderboard but how long can she maintain that position.
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Nov 23rd, 2017
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