Expedition: Buster

By Chris Lagonick-Weitzel

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Episodes: 17


The Collective Cast follows the mission of The Collective and its agents to Fight, Adapt, and Grow. Each episode either discusses my journey or stories from listeners of how they faced and overcame adversity.

If you want to share a time when you faced adversity and what you learned from it, please send an email to feedback@collectivecast.com.

Episode Date
CC#17 - The Uphill Journey

In this episode of The Collective Cast I discuss the journey of life and how sometimes it is hard to appreciate the journey over the destination.


  • How do you stay motivated to achieve a goal when things get rough?

  • How do you recover from setbacks or not meeting your own expectations?


Apr 10, 2022
CC#16 - The Daily Grind

Hi Everyone,

This episode talks a little about my reflection on work and personality.


  • Do you take any time to think about your job and happiness?
  • Do you make conscious choices when it comes to work, or just let life choose for you?

Shout Outs:

Mar 12, 2022
CC#15 - What is Podcasting 2.0?

Hello All,

This episode is brought to you by Podcasting 2.0 and the open podcasting ecosphere!


  • How might Podcasting 2.0 benefit you as a podcast consumer?

  • How might Podcasting 2.0 benefit you as a podcast host or creator?

Every episode of The Collective Cast contains a link to the Podcast Index and New Podcast Apps! Make sure you find one (or more) to love today!

Feb 11, 2022
CC#14 - Stuck in a Rut

I start 2022 in a bit of a hard place. This episode discusses what it is like to not engage in self-care and the frustration of seeing that, but not doing anything about it.


  • How do you deal with facing your anxiety?

  • How do you course correct under difficult circumstances?

Jan 22, 2022
CC#13 - Honoring My Inner Ghostbuster

I talk about my love of Ghostbusters, the new website, and other exciting changes.

  • How do you honor your inner child?

  • What have you given up in the name of “being an adult”?

  • Who ya gonna call?

Shout out to Laurien and Spencer of the [Bowl After Bowl](https://bowlafterbowl.com/ "Bowl After Bowl podcast") podcast!

Dec 24, 2021
CC#12 - Fear

Hello All,

In this episode, I discuss fear and how it causes things like distraction and procrastination.

  • What fears do you deal with?
  • How have you faced down fear in your life?
Oct 08, 2021
CC#11 - Not For Children

Chris discusses trauma, shame, religion, and sex.

  • How has trauma and shame impacted your relationship with sexuality?
  • Do you think religion helps or harms a healthy view of sexuality? Why?
Jul 28, 2021
CC#10 - What Happened?

In this episode, Chris discusses his absence over the past several months.

  • When do you feel hypocritical about something you do in your life?
  • How do you choose when to embrace pain over comfort?

Resources in This Episode:

Jul 21, 2021
CC#9 - New Mission, Sort Of

It’s time for a change. The Collective Cast embraces a new mission, but one that isn’t very different from before.

Have there been times when you started something and then needed to shift gears?

Are you a streamer, gamer, stream watcher, game developer, or content creator? The new mission of The Collective Cast needs YOUR help! I’d love to hear a story of how you shined in the face of adversity! Interested? Shoot me an email using the Feedback link below!

Apr 21, 2021
CC#8 - Finding Myself

I take an indefinite hiatus from discussing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I discuss things I’ve been re-discovering about myself over the past week.

Who are you? What makes you feel alive? What things did you love in childhood or connected with you that you now miss?

Feb 10, 2021
CC#7 - 7 Habits-Transitions

Hi Everyone,

This week we start the transition between the habits of private victory to the habits of public victory.

What is an emotional bank account? What can you do to make regular and meaningful deposits in the accounts for your relationships?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
Amazon - <https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519>
Kobo - <https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-revised-and-updated>

Jan 20, 2021
CC#6 - Hitting Walls

Welcome to this "real life" edition of The Collective Cast. I take a break from discussing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to talk about some tough real-life issues.

How do you deal with unmet personal expectations? How does a change in energy availability change one’s ability to meet those expectations and goals?

The Demented Raven:
The Demented Raven Twitch - <https://www.twitch.tv/thedementedraven>
The Demented Raven Twitter - https://twitter.com/TDementedRaven
The Demented Raven Mental Health /Rants Twitter - <https://twitter.com/RamblesTDR>

Jan 13, 2021
CC#5 - 7 Habits-Quadrant II

This episode continues the journey with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Habit three is to put first things first.

What does putting first things first mean within the context of a principle-centered life? Why do most people miss the most important quadrant of the standard time/planning matrix?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Amazon - <https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519>
Kobo - <https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-revised-and-updated>

Dec 30, 2020
CC#4 - 7 Habits-Future Visioning

Hello Agents!

Special thanks to the Misfit Heroes Podcast (<https://misfit-heroes.com>) for some feedback on the overall show quality!

On this episode, struggles with being pro-active/keeping commitments. Chris discusses the second habit, Begin with the End in Mind.

Why does focusing on our death help us to find the guiding principles we want in life? What is at the center of our worldview? How can our center lead us astray?

7 Habits Mission Statement Builder/Template - <https://msb.franklincovey.com/>

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Amazon - <https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519>
Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-revised-and-updated

Dec 23, 2020
CC#3 - 7 Habits-I'm In Control?

In this episode of The Collective Cast we continue our discussion of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This episode focuses on the first habit, Be Proactive.

What does it mean to be proactive? Who is to blame for my "automatic" responses to life? What are the circles of influence and concern and how can I expand the correct one? Lastly, how in the world do I even start to become proactive?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Amazon - <https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519>
Kobo - <https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-revised-and-updated>

Dec 16, 2020
CC#2 - 7 Habits-Paradigms and Principles

In this episode, we start looking at The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

What is the difference between personality ethic and character ethic? How do the 7 Habits help to balance life and work toward a principle-based worldview?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Note: These are not affiliate links. I make no money from these links.

  • Amazon - <https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519>
  • Kobo - <https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-revised-and-updated>
Dec 09, 2020
CC #1 - Introductions

Who is Chris, the Cryptic Chameleon? Why is he creating this podcast?

Who is/are The Collective and what is their mission?

What is the future for this podcast? Why does it exist?

Dec 05, 2020