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Patrick Gregston

Producer, Self in Santa Barbara

Putting yourself first

PRESENTED ON AUG 17, 2016
IN SANTA BARBARA @ VOL 18

It may be you think you are part of the ‘me’ generation and are used to feeling guilty about being selfish, but the vast majority of us are ‘playing hurt’ and ignoring our well being.
Just another human on a journey, Patrick Gregston has been a change agent in transforming an industry, done business with Fortune 100 companies, and survived gunshots, fire and car accidents, to say nothing of decades of marriage and parenting. His wife tells him he talks too much, but he’s hoping you’ll like what you hear.

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Apprenticing: A Path Towards Personal Growth & Fulfillment

BY LANCE LEE
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Lance Lee has long been an advocate for apprenticing in traditional wooden boatbuilding and is founder of the Apprenticeshops in Maine and Russia and co-founder of Atlantic Challenge International. He believes making, doing, experiencing and apprenticing to a craft leads people towards caring lives governed by practiced rather than professed integrity. Having flunked retirement, Lance is initiating another boatbuilding program in Nobleboro, Maine.

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Freedom To Express Yourself

BY LILY CHIAM
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2015

Optimistic musician and founder of Expression Music Academy, Lily Chiam, decribes how she emerged through her love for music to becoming a composer, performer and educator internationally. Here, she encourages all to pursue their talents and dreams, both big and small.

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Be Happy with Yourself

BY STACY PITTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Knowing who you are and being OK with it is really the true key to happiness, says Stacy Pittman who learned to be happy with herself while raising her son.

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Designing Personal Sustainability

BY LISA HEMINGWAY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.”

In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. A collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design, she provides useful advice in how to sustain yourself when you work on your own. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. 

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The Meaning of Life as Told by a Clementine

BY CHASE MIELKE
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Chase Mielke explains how positive psychology + human purpose + uniqueness play a huge role in adolescent development. 

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Gnarly: broad & weaving growth

BY DAVID MOLESKY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

A creative that wears many diverse hats, David believes that people can either grow by specializing their skill set or exposing themselves to a wide range of experiences that broaden their skill set. 

David Molesky shares his personal philosophy on growth, some of his “growth ring” moments, and the lessons he’s learned on his winding professional journey.

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Trust Yourself: Improving Your Public Speaking

BY SHAWN DEMPSEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Public speaking is a great way to grow.  Although it can be intimidating, Shawn Dempsey lays out some great techniques for how to compose a speech, gain confidence and practice your way to a mastery of public speaking.

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10 Steps to Branding Yourself Online

BY ALEXANDER LEONARD
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 29, 2018

Alex Leonard's presentation is about 10 steps to success to market oneself both digitally and traditionally in today's mediascape. His career in journalism speaks for itself.  

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Be Yourself

BY JAKE BERTELSEN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

At times in life, we all struggle with "being yourself". Because of the pressures that we put on ourselves, we often find that we neglect our dreams and visions. It's a feeling that Jake Bertelsen know all too well. But as a tattoo artist, Jake is dedicated helping people achieve their personal visions and show the world the people that they are inside.