2-Per-Specht-ives

2-Per-Specht-ives

David and Joshua Specht share life lessons, successes, failures, and everything in between

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July 27, 2021 20 min

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast talks about crawling down from the pedestal in this week’s episode. Your father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, give you tips on how to take your blinders off when it comes to admiring others. 

Your generational lesson: Not putting people on a pedestal means you prioritize yourself, avoid feeling lied to if that person falters, and don’t develop resentment or negativity by comparing yourself...

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Why do bad things happen to good people? 

This week’s episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees hosts David and Joshua Specht explore why tragedy strikes and how to cope afterwards.

The father and son duo don’t go as far as telling anyone how to feel when tragedy happens, but they ask you to take a second to look at the “how”. 

Your generational lesson: Bad things happen to both good and bad people, but there are a multi...

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The times, they are a-changin’ in this week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast. Father and son duo David and Joshua Specht share their thoughts on how technology has changed the business world. While it evolves almost daily, they dive into how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of technology to conduct day-to-day business.

Your generational lesson: Technological advances have changed core elements of a business — marketing, custome...

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June 29, 2021 26 min

What to do when you are frustrated by others' reactions

This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast talks about frustration in growth and development.

Father and son hosts David and Joshua Specht bring a generational perspective on the friction caused by making changes to improve your business or personal life, which generates frustration for you and/or the people around you.

Your generational lesson: If you want to enact...

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June 22, 2021 28 min

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast gets spooky in the current age of communication by shining a light on ghosting and trolls. 

Hosts David and Joshua Specht dive into the uncomfortable side of texting and social media today, and figure out the how, why and next steps to get over these 21st Century irritations.

Your generational lesson: We are all going to have messages ghosted and get trolled by someone on social media, it’s u...

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The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast echoes The Rock by telling everyone to “Know your role!” Hosts David and Joshua Specht break down how we all have various roles to play across our lives and the needs within the most important ones.

Your generational lesson: We all have a role to play, and those roles are varied across our lives. Even if you only have one role, you need to break it down as you transition from work to church to ...

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The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has reached double digits! In this episode, hosts David and Joshua Specht talk about growing where you are.

The father and son duo explore the benefits of expanding your worldview and growing your mindset, in addition to having the bravery and awareness to seize opportunities. 

Your generational lesson: As you strive to make yourself, your town, or your business a bigger, better version, real...

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Change is uncomfortable, especially when it comes to culture. The latest episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has Hosts David and Joshua Specht talking about the changing of cultural norms.

Your generational lesson: What’s socially acceptable depends on culture, stages of lie, social circles, and media. All of these things impact what “normal” is.

Your Gen. X Advice: Honor the place you’re in. For example: If you’re a...

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You know the saying behind good intentions. In this episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast, your Hosts David and Joshua Specht will talk about how follow through will prevent paving a certain road with them.

Your generational lesson: Achieve your goals with follow through by having a system, prioritizing, setting boundaries, communicating your goals, and finding an accountability partner.

Your Gen. X Advice: When someon...

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May 11, 2021 23 min

Just the phrase “social media” evokes different reactions. Social media is a virtual world individually cultivated by and for each of us that wants us to stay engaged with as much as possible. 

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees Hosts David and Joshua Specht talk about whether the various platforms that make up social media has actually made us unsocial. 

Your generational lesson: Social media is suitable for any age grou...

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Did you know that you are the sum total of the five people you are around the most?

This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees David and Joshua Specht discuss whether it’s beneficial to have friends that span generations, and how you can deal with changing friendships.

Your generational lesson: You need friends across a variety of age groups to get different, more well-rounded views on life.

Your Gen. X Advice: Iron sha...

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Does appearance matter in business? The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees Hosts David and Joshua Specht give a multi-generation approach to whether leniency in dress and appearance standards is a good thing.

Your generational lesson: The care you take and effort you put into your appearance affects how you show up for work.

Your Gen. X Advice: You have to make a conscious decision of what you want your appearance to be based...

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April 20, 2021 28 min

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast Hosts David and Joshua Specht take you to church. 

The father and son ask, “Is church still church if it’s in your living room?”

When churches adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting virtual services, the congregation shifted to online services over physical ones. Dave and Josh examine whether churches need to change their offerings or find a way to attract their congregation back to camp...

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April 13, 2021 24 min

The 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has a case of the Mondays.  

Your hosts David and Joshua Specht vent about spending their Monday adapting and overcoming a challenge to their day job. The father and son duo use this episode to discuss having their bad day fuel motivation for new beginnings.

Your generational lesson: Never let your mad get your money. Having an emotional reaction as a leader can lead to more problems.

Your ...

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April 6, 2021 28 min

It’s episode 2 of the 2 Per-Specht-Ives Podcast, with your hosts David and Joshua Specht. The father and son duo talk about the importance of health.

Dave is a health coach who helps others achieve their potential through nutrition. As a Type I diabetic, Josh has to be more intentional about his health choices. The pair each discuss generational views and actions when it comes to living healthy.

Your generational lesson: ...

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In this episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast, it’s spring time and that can mean only one thing: Yard work. 

Co-host Joshua Specht needed a lawnmower and spent a pretty penny on it, which got him thinking about purchases that are an investment. His Co-host and father, David Specht, notes that no matter age, there are major purchases at every stage in life that are required or you decide need to be made. 

Your generati...

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March 22, 2021 24 min

The goal of the David A. Specht show has always been helping listeners grow and evolve. And, sometimes that means even the podcast itself is changing.

Welcome to the next level with a different perspective and new voice. David is being joined by his son, Joshua. 

Together, the two will offer differing viewpoints on timeless lessons ranging from leadership to health and life in general, with the goal of finding a common gr...

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Leaders are readers and readers are leaders.

It is time for this month's “Dave’s Book Club” where I share interviews, lessons, and analysis from personal development and leadership authors. 

Today, I am interviewing my long-time friend, mentor, and now first-time author, Tom Hammel. His book, "The Life You are Meant to Lead" is available for order on Amazon. 

I talk with Tom about overcoming a rough upbringing, t...

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In this week’s episode, I am honored to have my wife, Tina, as my guest. She has been my partner in my health journey and I wanted Tina to give you a different voice on that journey. She will give you a new perspective on what our health journey looks like. 

Me: What were the things that flipped the switch on our health journey?

Tina: A little over 2.5 years ago, we were not in our best health. We were going down a road that didn’t...

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There is a natural tension between your current reality and your goal. If you move forward to the goal, that tension gets less and less, which should encourage you to take actions that move you towards your goal. 

So, how do you create that tension in your journey?

Creating Structural Tension

  • Find your current reality.
  • Dare to dream. 
  • Keep your “Why” in front of you. 
  • Be prepared to move your goal.
  • Structural tension can help you real...

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