The Get Up & Get Out Podcast w/ Steve Krisel
Episode 29: Maxim Titorenko

Episode 29: Maxim Titorenko

October 24, 2020

Welcome to episode 29 with Maxim Titorenko. 
Maxim, interested in the aspects of health, quality of life and longevity, the beauty and aesthetics of the human body and how to maintain it after the age of 40. 

He has a Ph.D. in applied cognitive science and believes that mental and psychological health are key to keeping ones self young, beautiful, and healthy. 
Maxim had created his own method of Athletic Yoga, which helps him to stay fit, lean, and muscular even after 40. 

He teaches other people who show interest in getting lean, low-fat, muscular, mobile and flexible through Athletic Yoga.

Maxim also enjoys preparing a wide variety of culinary creations that are not just healthy but amazingly full of taste and yes, even sweet! Many of his dishes/cakes contain zero flour, butter, gluten, or even added sugars. To add to that they can even contain lots of protein and fiber.

We’re even going to try one or two of his creations today!
 
Where can you find Max?

Facebook 
Physique 40Plus 
Instagram 

Episode 28: David Signer - From Portugal to Russia, From Tennis Coach to English Teacher, From Stress to Freedom

Episode 28: David Signer - From Portugal to Russia, From Tennis Coach to English Teacher, From Stress to Freedom

October 8, 2020

Episode 28: David Signer

David Signer

 

On today's episode, I am joined by David Signer, a Portuguese-Swiss national who came to Russia with hopes of delivering high-quality tennis lessons to the most interested tennis enthusiasts. The reality quickly became anything but a positive experience. David tells all in this candid conversation between friends and former colleagues. 

  • David's life in Portugal without mom and dad
  • Discovering his love of tennis at a late age
  • The offer to come to Russia
  • First impressions and pitfalls
  • A picnic that would change the course of his life
  • David as a triathlete
  • David and marriage
  • ...and kids!
  • Final words

 

The Get Up & Get Out Podcast loves promoting people. We have this platform for that very reason - to give people a voice so that they may motivate others. As we learned today, David loves the triathlon world. IRONSTAR is a company that promotes Ironman events and is THE company that motivated David to become a better person physically. 

In addition to David’s love of training he also loves helping children discover their love of learning through the English language. David and some fellow colleagues built and launched Language Patrol - a YouTube channel that teaches English to their students. Go on over to their channel, check’em out,  watch the videos and be sure to  show them some love by subscribing. If you find their videos to be helpful go ahead and share it with a friend or two - I’m sure David and the crew would really appreciate it!

 

Thank you to David for coming on the show today. We wish him much success in Russia!
The takeaway from today’s show:

Just when you think you're down and out - pick yourself back up and keep going. 

 

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Episode 27: Jay Close - Career Chef Living and Working in New York, California, Papua New Guinea, France and Russia and Making Cheese

Episode 27: Jay Close - Career Chef Living and Working in New York, California, Papua New Guinea, France and Russia and Making Cheese

September 11, 2020

Episode 27: Jay Close


On today's show, we sit down with cheesemaker, Jay Close, who owns and operates 33cheese.ru, Cheese by Jay, located in Moshnitsy, about an hour from Moscow. 
On the show we discuss Jay's life, his travels around the world, 'the machete' story, killing wild boar, getting married in Italy, living in Paris, selling Harley Davidson's, his pregnant cow, be-friending Russians, his trip to the Russian embassy in Paris, and of course, the cheese business.
Jay also shares quite a few stories about his struggles of learning the language, how to find just about anything (in 1996). 

 

Quotes from the show:
"It was like Mars!"
"You go into some basement and there's a bunch of toys."
"Russia has changed more than any other country I've ever been to."
"Why do these people go to work?"
"How to survive in an economy where there's nothing left? That could be a lesson."

Connect with Jay:

Facebook

Website: www.33cheese.ru

 

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We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation 
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

If today's message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. 
It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. 
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Our music is by Corbyn Kites, entitled "Birds"

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Get Out
And Discover the world - on your terms!

Episode 26 - Alex and Geoff: America to Berlin - Two Americans, Two Stories, Two Bottles of Whiskey

Episode 26 - Alex and Geoff: America to Berlin - Two Americans, Two Stories, Two Bottles of Whiskey

August 31, 2020

Episode 26 w/ Alex and Geoff

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(click the picture for access to their website)

https://www.agdwpodcast.com/

In today's episode, I had the great pleasure to chat with Alex and Geoff, from Rhode Island and San Francisco, respectively. We had a blast getting to know each other and listening to these guys' stories of how they ended up in Berlin, Germany. 

Seriously, these guys were awesome. We got to know Alex and Geoff through their stories, their experiences, and their tips; some of which they learned the hard way.

Highlights:

Alex got a call late at night from a friend who was living in Berlin. She just left the club at 5am - not many clubs in America are open that late!

Geoff learned the hard way that Vienna is a bit expensive and jobs are scarce for foreigners.

Alex lived in the kitchen above the cupboards.

Both basically moved abroad with no job prospects in mind.

Alex met his girlfriend the first night in Berlin.

Geoff explains that for him, Berlin was a better choice for him - a guy in the tv/movie industry.

Quotes:

"You just gotta try it."

"If you stay comfortable, you'll just stay at home."

"Don't hope for the perfect circumstances." (fly over, get a job, etc.)

"Berlin is not your classic European city."

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16:20 - Interlude; commercial (just being nice - lettin' you all know)

We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation 
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

Interesting Links:

Want to be a Lord? Check out this website.

*This is a purchase for a personal dedication for a souvenir plot of land. You may choose to title yourself with the title of Lord, Laird or Lady. 

Connect with Alex and Geoff:

Facebook

Instagram

iTunes

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Episode 25: Joe Bautista - An investment advisor from the USA, now living in Colombia, South America

Episode 25: Joe Bautista - An investment advisor from the USA, now living in Colombia, South America

August 24, 2020

Episode 25: Joe Bautista talks about family life, his parents almost going broke,  military life, free college, working at the Pentagon, becoming a registered investment advisor and now helping other Latinos learn the tips and tools to successfully handling their finances and taking control of their future.

"Coaching Latino Professionals to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so they can have better careers, better relationships, and personal finances."

In our talk, Joe describes his experience growing up in Oregon in a middle-income family. Both parents worked extremely hard for the life they wanted in America. 

Joe went off and joined the Marines and over the years, his G.I. Bill offered him the opportunity to graduate with not one but two degrees. 

On his journey, Joe found a nice paying, comfortable job working at the Pentagon...but, that just wasn't him. Beauracracy, routine, following rules, orders, and a regime he was all too familiar within the military, Joe wanted more!

He saw his fellow Latino community struggling with finances and building wealth for years to come. He found is calling!

Joe decided to dedicate his time and his life to applying the skills he had gained along with a long desire to fluently speak Spanish, he set off for Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and as of this moment, he now resides in Medellín, Colombia - the land of "Eternal Spring". Did you know that Medellín is almost 5000 feet above sea-level...yeah, neither did I. I guess that allows for the 'eternal spring'!

Joe explains to us why he left, what he's been up to and what his future goals are. 

We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to follow Joe or reach out to him - I'm sure he'll be more than happy to give you some tips, advice, or even jump on a call with you!

Contact Joe:

Podcast

Website

Instagram

Facebook

We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to Get Up and Get Out!

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We are always striving to be better than our last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated. 
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I’m Steve, this has been The Get Up & Get Out Podcast 
and remember… 

Get Up 
Get Out 
And Discover the world - on your terms! 

Episode 24: Jay and Michelle - These Guys Have Been All Over and We Chat With Them About Their Adventures in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Episode 24: Jay and Michelle - These Guys Have Been All Over and We Chat With Them About Their Adventures in Southeast Asia and Beyond

August 17, 2020

Welcome to Episode 24!

Today we have a super great couple, Jay and Michelle both from Long Island, New York who have, for the past 10+ years traveled, visited, worked, and lived in multiple countries including New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, and Thailand. 

Jay, originally from New York City, has traveled and lived between NY and California, learning and training in several martial art styles before jetting off to Australia where he met Michelle, who also happens to be from New York. These two met and quickly became inseparable. Jay and Michelle got married and for the last 10 years they have been doing exactly what best friends do - Enjoying their travels and their life together.

A little bit about Michelle. A dual-citizen of America and Australia was born and grew up on Long Island in New York. After finishing up high school, she wanted to reconnect with relatives in Australia and decided to attend university in Australia. 

These two jet-setters are currently located in Ho Chi Minh, aka Saigon and they both are ESL teachers. In addition to teaching, they have a growing YouTube channel that helps people learn about these wonderful places, their interesting opportunities to live and work and they also offer consultation services designed to advise and educate their clients on the best way to relocate to "greener pastures".

On today's episode, we had a chance to chat with these two about:

-Why they left America

-How they met

-Where they've lived (what drew them there and why they left)

-How many tattoos Jay has

-Discovering that Michelle is also an accomplished martial arts practitioner

- The in's and out's of working in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam

-Why New Zealand Sucks...but is still totally beautiful.

Feel free to connect with these two at the following:

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Jay's Blog, Michelle's Blog 

 

We want to thank you for joining us today.

We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

If today's message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five.

Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated. In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at

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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel

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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov

Our music is "Birds" by Corbyn Kites

Once again, thanks for joining us today and remember…

Get Up

Get Out

And Discover the world - on your terms!

Episode 23: Zhenya & Vlada - Talk about the struggles of being a local, being an outsider, finding your purpose and building an online business

Episode 23: Zhenya & Vlada - Talk about the struggles of being a local, being an outsider, finding your purpose and building an online business

August 10, 2020

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'There is no such thing as the "Starving Artists"! It's all a myth and I want to show you how you can live within this creative society, that we have today.'

On today's special episode, we have Zhenya and Vlada. These two as a couple are a miracle in their own way...you'll have to listen to understand what I mean. 

Zhenya and Vlada run an online business and are the founders of House of Creators, which help digital artists build an online business around their art, and for that, they have a mentorship program. They have also built a community where artists know they can come and get advice on how to build, expand, and run a successful online business around their art.

I ask some deep and personal questions and both Zhenya and Vlada come back with some really great answers!

Questions like: 

1. What do you consider one of your biggest strengths?

2. How do you want to contribute to the world?

3. What do you want to be known for?

4. What difficulties did you encounter with starting a business in Germany?

5. What is it like to work with your wife? What's the best and toughest part of working together? 

6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Discover the answers to these questions and more in today's brand-spanking-new episode filled with at least one good joke from Steve (and at least one bad one)!!!

 

Get more info about them at:

Twitter

Instagram

 

We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation 
to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

 

If today's message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. 
It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five.

Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. 
We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated. 
In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish. 

 

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at 
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Feel free to follow us:

Instagram: @stephenkrisel
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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
Our music is "Birds" by Corbyn Kites

 

Thank you for joining us today.
and remember…

Get Up
Get Out
And Discover the world - on your terms!

Episode 22: Marco Ferreyra - From Chulos to Chuvaks: One man’s story of cooking his way from Los Angeles to Moscow

Episode 22: Marco Ferreyra - From Chulos to Chuvaks: One man’s story of cooking his way from Los Angeles to Moscow

August 3, 2020

Quote:

A recipe has no soul.

As the cook, you must bring the soul to the recipe.

 

Welcome to Episode 22 with Marco Antonio Ferreyra.

On today’s show, we’ll have the chance to chat with Marco about his adventures growing up in Bell, a rough area of Los Angeles, his upbringing as a first-generation Mexican-American, how he got the cooking bug and what drove him to leave America for Russia.

We’ll also dig deeper to find out about his struggles in the food business, cultural differences, getting stalked, getting married and of course, what the future holds for this energetic, lively, and very passionate guy.

 

Please join me in welcoming Marco Antonio Ferreyra.

TOPICS 

 

I.Early Life 

  • What was it like growing up in Los Angeles? 
  • When did you decide you wanted to become a chef? 
  • Where did you work prior to coming to Moscow? 
  • What was it like growing up in “Bell”? 

 

II. Getting the bug 

  • What’s your favorite dish to cook and why? 
  • Do you like to create your own dishes; something unique? 
  • Do you have a specific process? 

 

III. First Impressions 

  • What Russian dishes would you consider your favorite? Least favorite? 
  • What was it like working at Calicano? 
  • What future projects would you like to tackle? 

 

IV. Struggles 

  • What struggles did you face, if any, moving/living in Russia? 
  • Did police stop you often? How did locals treat you? 

 

V. Leaving Moscow 

  • Describe for us what happened. Why did you have to leave? 
  • Were you already seeing your g/f or were you married at that time? 
  • How were the relationships that you built while you were here?  
  • Did you think you’d be back? 

 

VI. Time in LA 

  • What do your parents and family/friends think of your “wild” adventures in Russia? 

 

VII. Returning to Moscow 

  • What was the deciding factor for you to come back to Russia? 
  • Was it it all kind of quick? 
  • Were you prepared at that time to make the comeback? 

 

VIII. Starting MASA 

  • What struggles did you face, opening your own food business here in Russia? How do you think it compares to other places in the world? 
  • Why bring Cali-Mex to Russia? 
  • What is business like here in Russia compared to back home? 
  • What’s your favorite dish on your menu? 
  • Any new dishes coming? 

 

IX. Meeting your wife 

  • So, I heard your wife stalked you to get your attention. You married a stalker? 
  • Have you been married before? 
  • If not, how does your Russian wife compare to American women, in your experience? 

 

X. Closing Questions 

  • Where else would you like to live (if you could)? 
  • What’s been some of the benefits for you, living abroad (aside from meeting and marrying your wife)? 
  • What would you say to the people that are “on the fence” about moving abroad? 
  • Closing remarks: Thank you and Acknowledgements 
  • Where can people contact you? 
  • Anything you’d like to say? 

Contact Info:

Masa Moscow on IG

Feel free to talk to Marco and Hassan

We want to thank you for joining us today.

We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!

 

If today's message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes.

 

It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts.

We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

In addition, each review helps us spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish.

If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at

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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel

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As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov

Music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled Celebration of Life

 

Once again, thanks for joining us today, and remember…

Get Up - Get Out - And Discover the world - on your terms!

Episode 21: Stefan Mauerer “Adapt Yourself, Don’t Change Yourself” The Nuances of Doing Business in 5 Countries

Episode 21: Stefan Mauerer “Adapt Yourself, Don’t Change Yourself” The Nuances of Doing Business in 5 Countries

July 27, 2020

On the show today we have Stefan Mauerer from Munich.

We will discuss Stefan’s worldly travels, diving into the stories that he personally experienced. Each one of these stories can help us understand many cultural differences and also give us some insights as to how people successfully do business with leaders around the globe. 
In addition, through his interesting and in many ways, funny stories from Europe, Russia, Asia, and Latin America, I hope that you will find this episode not only entertaining but also interesting and maybe this episode will be that spark that'll lead you on your own quest to discover the world - on your terms!

 

Topics:
India - Ordering food, the tomato story and how everything is flexible.
Russia - As a foreigner you are taken at your word, managerial styles and improvisational skills.
Japan - Precise, honest, and punctual. The Running Waitress Story, the purse in McDonalds, forgetting his laptop on a train.

Mexico - A case of when two people adjust to each other and the miscommunication that can take place

Panama - Panamanian Spanish and the rules that will speed up your understanding

 

The Four Mechanisms to Living Abroad: 
1. No right/wrong; you don't have the right to teach people how to behave.
2. Make it clear to yourself; where/when you are meant to adapt and when/where it's ok that you do not.
3. Before you come - read "a" book about your host country.
4. Have someone assist you in understanding the local culture.

 

For more from Stefan and our talk, have a listen! 

 

We want to thank you for joining us today. 
We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show 
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Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. 
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Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel
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Episode 20: Rustam Rafikov “A Story of Determination”

Episode 20: Rustam Rafikov “A Story of Determination”

July 20, 2020

In order to get something you've never had,

You have to do things you've never done.

 

On today's episode, we have a bright and young lawyer, Rustam Rafikov from Uzbekistan who shares with us his struggles and the promise to his mother of attending university and graduating with honors (The Red Diploma). We also get into Rustam's travels; living and studying in The Netherlands and The United States.
Rustam also shares some insights with us on the fate of the future both at home in Russia and abroad with respect to laws and business.
 
We want to thank you for joining us today. We truly appreciate your time and we hope that today’s show brought you some great tips and some powerful positivity and motivation to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing - no matter what!
 
If todays message was powerful for you - consider sharing this episode with someone who might benefit or consider leaving us a review over on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-star or five. Reviews are a way of sharing your thoughts. We are always striving to be better than the last episode and your feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
In addition, each review helps us spread the word and reach more people.
If you would like to be on the show or you know someone who might be a great guest, please send us an email at
Feel free to follow us on Instagram: @stephenkrisel
 
As always, our podcasts are edited by Valerii Lugov
Music is by Tomas Skyldeberg, entitled Celebration of Life
 
Once again, thanks for joining us today.
 
Get Up                               
Get Out                       
And Discover the world - on your terms!

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