• Mike Murphy Unplugged

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Mike Murphy Unplugged

Written by: Mike Murphy
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  • Mike Murphy Unplugged is a podcast for one-man bands and content creators who want to move forward in business and in life. Learn how to start a podcast, how to create online content for a living, and how to create the life you want.
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  • Sep 23 2022

    Ep158: The Pilgrimage
    This episode marks the 7-year anniversary of Mike Murphy Unplugged.  In this episode, I share the story of my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in France & Spain.

    My name is Mike Murphy and I started Mike Murphy Unplugged in September 2015 to teach and document my journey of building an online business and brand creating content. The goal of the podcast has always been to share what I am learning and doing to create the life I want to inspire others to create the life they want.

    The Pilgrimage:

    • A Pilgrim or Peregrino is defined as a person who journeys to a sacred place often for religious or spiritual reasons.
    • The Camino de Santiago (or, the Way of St. James) is a pilgrimage that can be traced back to medieval times. 
    • There are several different routes, but all lead to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James, in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. 
    • The most popular route and the one documented in the movie The Way starring Martin Sheen is called the Camino Frances and it starts in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, and goes up and over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain for 500+ miles to Santiago de Compostela, in the Galician Region of Spain.
    • The scallop shell is the official symbol of the Camino de Santiago and most pilgrims have a scallop shell attached to their backpack
    • Albergues are hostels where pilgrims can stay for usually less than $15 and they often provide a communal meal (and wine, of course)
    • All pilgrims must have a 'pilgrim's passport' in order to stay in albergues
    • Pilgrims must get their passports stamped at least once per day at albergues, coffee shops, churches, places of interest, etc in order to get a Compostela (certificate) in Santiago.
    • Over 300,000 pilgrims arrive in Santiago each year

    My Walk:

    • August 26, 2021
      • Started walking from St. Jean Pied de Port, France
    • Sept 28, 2021
      • Arrived in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    • October 3, 2021
      • Arrived in Finisterre, Spain ('The End of the World')
    • October 4, 2021
      • Arrived in Muxia, Spain


    • Total # of Walking Days……….   39 days
    • Total Number of Steps……….   1,462,154 steps
    • Total Distance Walked (km)……….  1052.6 kilometers
    • Total Distance Walked (mi)………  654.3 miles

    • Average Number of Steps……….  37,491 steps per day
    • Average Distance Walked (km)……….  27 km per day
    • Average Distance Walked (mi)………  16.8 mi per day

    Buen Camino,


    Episode Notes:  https://mikemurphy.co/158

    Gear & Resources I Use:: https://mikemurphy.co/resources



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    20 mins
  • Apr 8 2022

    Ep157: The 2022 Life Update Show

    As Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so today I simply want to say hello, reconnect and bring you up to speed on what I’ve been up to and what I have planned for 2022.

    Episode Summary:

    Hello and welcome to episode 157: The 2022 Life Update Show. 

    It’s been a minute since I published an episode and I simply wanted to touch base and provide a quick life and business update. So, let’s go.

    Life Updates 2022:

    • In early January of 2022, I had to move out of my little old beach cottage that I have been happily renting for over 11 years because it was sold (big bummer)
    • I lost my full-time job of 3+ years at Simplecast/SiriusXM on the exact same day (also a bummer because of the bad timing)
    • The good news is I found an awesome place for rent right across the alley from my old cottage and I love the new digs/studio.
    • The other good news is that I can focus on Mike Murphy Co and making a living as a tutorial maker and content creator (which is my North Star)

    “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”    - Eckhart Tolle 

    Life Updates 2021:

    • The pandemic life was not fun, but Florida ignored it and my day-to-day routines did not change all that much
    • I  remained healthy throughout and never tested positive, but who knows
    • The podcasting industry blew up during the pandemic which was a good thing, but I also started to burn out a little
    • I took a 7-week leave of absence in August of 2021  to recharge my mind and body

    Trip of A Lifetime

    • I walked from St. Jean Pied de Port, France (starting on Aug 26, 2021)
    • I walked 15-20 miles per day for 40+ days over the Pyrenees and across all of Spain
    • I ended up in Muxia, Spain  in early October and walked a total of 650 miles
    • The Camino life was simple and incredible 
    • The mantra I lived by was 'One thing to do and all day to do it (walk from Village A to Village B)'
    • The to-do list was Walk, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat.

    Resources Mentioned in Episode:

    1. Movie: The Way starring Martin Sheen
      If you have any thoughts about going, do it! It's beyond words how amazing the experience was.  
    2. Book: The Courage To Be Disliked  by Ichiro Kishimi
      It's a book about how to find happiness and I really enjoyed it. It was recommended by a great YouTuber named Ali Abdaal.  

    Mike Murphy Co in 2022:

    • My main focus is on growing the Mike Murphy Co YouTube channel  and increasing revenue streams
    • Weekly Livestreams
    • Creating a digital product (class)
    • Writing on Medium
    • Freelance & Consulting Gigs (helping people figure things out)

    Mike Murphy Unplugged Podcast:

    • No set schedule or pressure on me to publish, but there will be new episodes
    • I see it evolving into more of a personal audio journal to connect with you and the community
    • The podcast will be my outlet to share life and business updates.

    Amazon Associates Disclosure:
    Mike Murphy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

    Episode Notes: https://mikemurphy.co/ep157

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    10 mins
  • Feb 14 2020

    In Today’s episode, I am going to read a simple, but practical checklist from a book that I recently finished to help or inspire you to create a positive change in your life

    The checklist I am going to share with you today is from the book, What to Say When You Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmstetter which is all about rewiring your brain with positive thoughts and self-talk.

    Buy Book on Amazon: (affiliate link)
    What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
    by Shad Helmstetter Ph.D

    If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can buy Kindle books on Amazon usually for $3.99 or less and use the Alexa app on our iOS Device and listen to your Kindle books like an audiobook. The voice of Alexa is a little robotic and not nearly as high of a production value as an Audible book, but it’s been a great discovery for me and I’m finding myself consuming a lot more books listening like I do podcasts at a fraction of the cost of Audible books.

    Quote From Book:

    Whatever you put into your mind in one way or another, is what you will get back out, in one way or another

    What does your self-talk sound like?

    Are you kind and positive and encouraging when you talk to yourself?
    Do you beat yourself up over all the things on your to-do list that you can’t seem to get done or the projects that you never seem to have time for or the failed attempts at getting in shape, or the inability to get ahead financially, etc.

    Ways to Create Positive Change
    1. Believe In Yourself
    2. Keep Your Priorities Straight
    3. Take Responsibility For Yourself
    4. Create Your Own Future
    5. Meditate Daily
    6. Practice Mindfulness
    7. Focus On What You Want
    8. Attract What You Desire
    9. Learn To Visualize The Outcome Of Your Goals
    10. Never Let Anyone Control Your Destiny For You
    11. Be Creative
    12. Think Big
    13. Control Stress
    14. Be Aggressive And Assertive
    15. Think Positively
    16. Chart Your Own Course
    17. Set Specific Goals And Review Them Often
    18. Spend Some Time Each Day Improving Your Mind
    19. Review Your Results And Readjust As Necessary
    20. Be Tolerant
    21. Do Everything With Love
    22. Don’t Hate
    23. Have Courage
    24. Recognize That Most Of What We Believe About Life Is An Illusion
    25. Be Honest
    26. Work Hard
    27. Believe Money Is Good And It Will Come To You
    28. Have Faith
    29. If You Agree To Do It, Enjoy It
    30. Be Strong
    31. Show Affection
    32. Manage Your Time
    33. Dress Right
    34. Learn To Sell Yourself
    35. Take Time Off
    36. Believe In A “Higher Self”
    37. Eat Right
    38. Live Prudently
    39. Seek The Aid Of Others Who Are In Sympathy With Your Goals
    40. Give Assistance To Others
    41. Keep Motivated
    42. Be Optimistic
    43. Trust Others And Be Worthy Of Trust
    44. Recognize That Success Is More Than Money
    45. Be Kind
    46. See The “Big Picture”
    47. Take Care Of The Details
    48. Get Organized
    49. Don’t Procrastinate
    50. Stay In Control
    51. Keep Fit
    52. See Problems As “Opportunities”
    53. Learn Everything You Can About Your Job
    54. Don’t Be Afraid Of Success
    55. Be Generous To Others
    56. Believe In God
    57. Reach A Little Higher Than You Thought You Could
    58. Set Your Sights
    59. Take Action
    60. Never Give Up

    Gandhi said it best:

    _Be the Change You Wish to See in The World.

    Buy Book on Amazon:
    What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
    by Shad Helmstetter Ph.D

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    10 mins

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