Off The Dome Radio

Naturally Curious

About the show

Are you just stuck? Off The Dome Radio is a podcast designed specifically to give you that extra push in all facets of your life. As hosts who have been stuck, taken leaps of faith, and gambled on themselves, Colin and Tim are two entrepreneurs embarking on their own journeys to find what they were called to do. Through fun conversation and interviews with driven individuals who have decided to pave their own path, this podcast offers various insights into the depths of health and wellness, business strategy and influence, empowerment, mental health and relationship building. With this podcast, the hope is to empower people to find something deep within themselves that helps bring them closer to the happiness and success they want to realize. Off The Dome is on a mission to add value by strengthening the most fundamental areas of our every day lives.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 225: Negotiation Tips, How to Live a Long and Fulfilling Life, and the Beauty of Unexpected Encounters

    Episode  |  June 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 2 secs
    ackerman model, athlete interviews, business insights, business updates, career tips, chatham hills, chris voss, cigar bar conversation, colin slager, crossfit lupos, don't split the difference, entrepreneur interviews, health and fitness, iced coffee, ikigai, job search strategies, midwest weather, murph event, negotiation strategies, networking tips, niche content, off the dome radio, personal growth, pickleball instructor, pickleball tournament, podcast, professional development, secret to a long life, sports focus, tim ahlersmeyer, unexpected encounters, weather changes

    Join Tim and Slager in this episode as they share personal experiences, career updates, and insightful discussions that inspire both personal and professional growth. Slager's chance meeting with an old friend at a cigar bar sparks a conversation about the value of unexpected connections. Slager prepares for the upcoming Murph event at CrossFit Lupos, highlighting the necessary prep work. Tim celebrates his first Moneyball pickleball tournament win and reflects on the lessons learned. He also shares his excitement about a new pickleball instructor opportunity at Chatham Hills and his goals for expanding his network. The episode provides valuable tips for navigating a competitive job market and creative strategies to boost visibility. Slager updates on his business, focusing on niche content and sports. They discuss Chris Voss's "Don't Split the Difference," applying the Ackerman Model for negotiating a rent decrease. Tim shares insights from "Ikigai," exploring the secret to a long life. Tune in for practical advice and inspiration to reach your highest potential.

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  • Episode 224: Adam Weber, Chief Evangelist, 15Five

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 10 mins
    adam weber, content development, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, how to start a business, hr leaders, hr superstars podcast, human resources, leadership tips

    Join Tim and Slager as they sit down with Adam Weber, the Chief Evangelist at 15Five, a performance management platform focused on driving business results. Adam's journey began as a pastor, leading a church at just 25 years old, before venturing into the corporate world and finding success in sales. He transitioned into entrepreneurship by co-founding Bluebridge Digital, a mobile app platform, and Emplify, an employee engagement measurement platform, both of which he successfully exited. In this episode, Adam shares his unique perspective on leadership, the evolution of workplace culture, and building high-performing teams. He also reflects on his journey through the sale of two companies, the future of work, and his current role as host of the HR Superstars podcast. Tune in for a biographical journey through Adam's career and insights on effective leadership.

  • Episode 223: Pickleball Championship Takeaways, Best Answers for a Job Interview, Food Quality and Performance, 4 Effective Approaches to Conflict Resolution

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2024  |  1 hr 17 mins
    chris voss, interview coaching, interview coaching near me, interview tips, jiu-jitsu, napoleon hill, nutrition coaches near me, nutrition coaching, pickleball tips, resume writers near me, resume writing tips, sports nutrition, sports performance

    Join Tim and Slager on another engaging episode of Off the Dome Radio, where personal achievements blend with professional insights to inspire our listeners. We kick off with some light-hearted banter on the art of speeding safely, before diving deep into Tim's first 5.0-level pickleball tournament victory and the life lessons it taught him. Slager shares his progress in jiu-jitsu, revealing how martial arts principles are influencing his business strategies, particularly in his nutrition and coaching venture. We also explore practical career tips with Tim, offering listeners a unique advantage in job interviews. Slager weighs in with essential nutrition advice for athletes, while both hosts share transformative insights from their latest reads, "Outwitting the Devil" by Napoleon Hill and "Never Split the Difference" by Chris Voss. This episode is a trove of wisdom for anyone looking to excel personally and professionally.

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  • Episode 222: DJ Muller, Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of WebLink International

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2024  |  1 hr 28 mins
    how to scale a business, saas, saas company, tech entrepreneur, tech entrepreneurship, weblink international

    In this compelling episode, we sit down with DJ Muller, a tech entrepreneur, founder of WebLink International, and owner of 1 to 100 Advisors, a consultancy firm helping founders/CEOs of B2B companies scale their own companies. From his early days growing up in national parks across the United States to launching his first tech company at the age of 14, DJ's journey is a testament to the power of curiosity, innovation, and resilience. Dive into DJ's world as he shares insights from his roller-coaster career in tech, including the highs of scaling a business to the challenges of navigating customer satisfaction and financial sustainability. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a tech enthusiast, or someone looking for a dose of inspiration, this episode promises to deliver valuable lessons and stories to fuel your passion and ambition.

  • Episode 221: How to Make an Impact in a New Job, Optimal Pre-Workout Carb Intake, and Quieting your Mind in Stressful Situations

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2024  |  58 mins 2 secs

    In this episode, join us as we dive into a mix of personal development, professional growth, and unique lifestyle choices. From Tim's exploration of a new pickleball gym to enhance his fitness and networking, to Slager's reflections on a recent jiu-jitsu tournament, this episode is packed with actionable insights. Discover the world's first productivity drink, Magic Mind, and get a peek into Tim's new morning routine he's been doing for the last 6 months. Gain valuable business advice, including a 3-step process to make a significant impact in a new job. Learn fitness and nutrition tips that redefine your relationship with carbs, and dive into enlightening book discussions with takeaways from "Your Next Five Moves" by Patrick Bet-David and "Inner Game of Tennis," providing strategies for mental clarity and stress management. Whether you're seeking to elevate your professional life or personal well-being, this episode offers the tools to help you thrive.

  • Episode 220: How to Break into a New Career, "You Are What You Eat" Netflix Documentary Review, How to Be 1% Better Every Day, and Finding Your "Ikigai"

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2024  |  1 hr 56 secs

    Join us in Episode 220 of Off the Dome Radio for a journey that blends personal achievements, insightful discussions, and practical wisdom. This episode kicks off with Tim and Colin's holiday recaps, followed by Slager's in-depth preview of his upcoming Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Tim then shares his experiences and key takeaways from his first 5.0 level doubles pickleball tournament. The conversation shifts to a critical review of the Netflix documentary "You Are What You Eat," where Slager dissects the content with a close eye. Tim updates us on his business developments, including enhancing his online presence and introducing new services. He also offers invaluable career tips for those seeking a new path without prior experience. Slager talks about his business progress, including his first employee's performance and his strategic approach to website blogging. Additionally, we dive into Slager's thoughts on "Atomic Habits" by James Clear and Tim's insights on "Ikigai," exploring the concept of continuous self-improvement and finding life's purpose. Tune in for an episode with lessons on growth, strategy, and the pursuit of passion.

  • Rebounding After Getting Passed Up: How to Overcome Losing Your Dream Job and Prepare for Your Next Big Opportunity

    Article  |  December 26th, 2023
    By Timothy Ahlersmeyer
    career coach, career coaches, career coaching, career path, career planning, interview best practices, interview tips

    Discover effective strategies for bouncing back after missing out on your dream job with our expert guide. Learn key steps in self-reflection, skill enhancement, networking, and mastering timing and persistence from seasoned career coaches. Get practical tips on improving your interview skills, building industry relationships, and staying persistent in your career path. Perfect for job seekers ready to elevate their career planning and job search tactics.

  • Negotiating a Flexible Work Schedule: Mastering the Art of Work-Life Balance

    Article  |  December 19th, 2023
    By Timothy Ahlersmeyer
    career coach, career coaches, career coaching, career path, career planning

    Discover effective strategies to negotiate a flexible work schedule in this comprehensive guide. Learn how to showcase your value, communicate openly, and leverage industry trends for a successful negotiation. Perfect for professionals seeking work-life balance.

  • Bouncing Back Better: Navigating a Sudden Job Loss in the Digital Age

    Article  |  December 17th, 2023
    By Timothy Ahlersmeyer
    career tips, job search, job search tips, resume tips, resume writing, resume writing tips

    Navigate a sudden job loss with Tim's expert guide on accelerating your job search. Discover key strategies for updating your resume, optimizing your LinkedIn profile, and crafting an effective job application plan.

  • Episode 219: The Importance of Genuine Curiosity, The Right Way to Approach Personal Development, and Personal Accountability Mindset Shifts

    Episode  |  November 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 24 mins
    bibibop, copywriting tips, corporate resume, gary v, health and wellness tips, how to have healthy conversations, informational interviews, mental health, mindset shifts, nietzche, resume writing tips, sweet green, wealth management

    Dive into this episode where we blend personal growth, professional insights, and diverse discussions. We begin with Slager's discovery of Sweet Green, a potential rival to BiBibop, and reflect on the importance of genuine curiosity from our chat with Ryan Danley. Tim shares how he's reshaped Slager's view on diverse opinions, while Slager discusses his strategic approach to wealth management. Tim brings life lessons from his first professional pickleball tournament and updates on his corporate resume project. We also explore networking strategies and Slager's latest writing ventures in the cannabis industry and content creation. The episode concludes with insightful book discussions, exploring Nietzsche's philosophy on walking and reflection, and Gary Vee's "Crush It!" for insights on passion-driven success. Tune in for an episode rich in wisdom and practical advice.

  • Episode 218: Memento Zero Proof Grand Opening with Shwa Hall and Max Gavin

    Episode  |  October 27th, 2023  |  48 mins 39 secs
    memento zero proof lounge, non alcoholic beverages, zero proof

    In this exciting new episode, we reconnect with Shwa Hall and Max Gavin, the creative minds behind Memento Zero Proof Lounge. Just days away from their official launch, these co-founders shed light on their upcoming menu, the idea behind their brand and business, the growth of the non-alcoholic beverage industry, and the one-of-a-kind experiences awaiting visitors. With a prime location in downtown Fishers and a dedication to crafting memorable moments without the alcohol, Memento Zero Proof Lounge is poised to become the next big sensation.

    Don't forget! Memento Zero Proof Lounge officially opens its doors on Saturday, October 28th at 10 am. Located in the heart of downtown Fishers in the First Internet Bank building, they're set to redefine how we think about beverages and lounging. Come for the ambiance, stay for the unparalleled experience!

    Regular Hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 7am-10pm
    Friday-Saturday: 7am-midnight
    Sunday: 8am-8pm.

    Location: 8701 E 116th St Suite 145, Fishers, IN 46038.

  • Episode 217: Markiss "@TravelingFoodieGuyde" Stone, Content Creator

    Episode  |  October 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    branding, content creation, content creator, foodie tips, how to start an instagram page, marketing, traveling foodie guyde

    In this episode, we chat with Markiss Stone, the man behind the popular Instagram handle @travelingfoodieguyde. With a following of nearly 70,000 passionate fans, Markiss has carved a niche for himself as a leading authority on food, travel, and entertainment in Indianapolis. Join us as we dive into his journey from being an avid traveler and food lover to becoming a renowned foodie influencer. Whether you're a food enthusiast, an aspiring influencer, or someone who loves a good travel story, this episode promises a delightful treat!

    For more insights and travel tales, follow Markiss on Instagram @TravelingFoodieGuyde

  • Episode 216: Steve Pirt, Co-Founder and CEO of FlexWerk

    Episode  |  September 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 45 mins
    entrepreneurship, fitness ceo, fitness franchise, fitness industry, fitness professionals, flexwere fitness, flexwerk, gym franchise, steve pirt, steve pirt flexwerk

    In this episode, we sit down with Steve, the Co-founder and CEO of FlexWerk, a game-changing ecosystem of FlexSpaces crafted for all fitness goals and training types. Dive deep into Steve's journey from being a passionate gym enthusiast to pioneering a flexible, customizable, and immersive fitness experience. Discover the challenges, innovations, and the vision behind FlexWerk, and how it's reshaping the fitness industry. If you're intrigued by the blend of design, technology, and becoming your own boss in fitness, this episode is a must-listen!

  • Episode 215: Carter Kappes, Co-Founder of PrintNet Solutions

    Episode  |  August 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 39 mins

    In this episode, we are thrilled to have Carter, Co-founder of PrintNet Solutions, a company that is revolutionizing the 3D printing industry. Carter shares his journey from a young Minecraft server entrepreneur to a leader in the 3D printing software business. He discusses his experiences with mentorship, the importance of providing value, and his vision for the future of 3D printing. Tune in to learn about the transformative power of technology and the potential of 3D printing in shaping our world.

    To learn more about Carter's business, PrintNet Solutions, visit their website at

  • Episode 214: Ryan Danley, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Ohio Drip

    Episode  |  August 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Join us for this captivating episode as we host Ryan Danley, Co-founder and Co-Owner of Ohio Drip. Following a life-changing snowmobiling accident that left him paralyzed, Ryan and his wife Kelsey embarked on a journey of healing and entrepreneurship, launching their ice-dyed clothing company, 'Ohio Drip.' This episode delves into Ryan's mental shift post-accident, the impact of specific books on his life, the birth of 'Ohio Drip,' and his podcast 'Danley and Friends.' Tune in for an inspiring exploration of overcoming adversity, embracing purpose, and making a difference.

    To learn more about Ryan's business, Ohio Drip, visit his website at

  • Episode 213: The Art of Content Scheduling, Wellness Tips for Rib Injuries, How to Establish Strong Habits, and Applying Stoic Philosophy

    Episode  |  July 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    atomic habits, atomic habits recap james clear, career development, career tips, content development tips, cup of joy podcast, how to build a morning routine, how to manage rib injuries, journaling tips, marcus aurelius, morning routine, public speaking tips, stoic philosophy, stoicism

    In this episode of the podcast, we connect on various aspects of life, from personal anecdotes and important life lessons to professional development and wellness tips. We provide some recent life updates , including Slager's unexpected lessons from a short-term water outage and Tim's bachelor party recap. You'll hear about Tim's exciting work with the LEAP Program, and how he's integrating journaling into his daily routine. Slager reveals his recent podcast experience discussing male emotions and spirituality, and his tactical approach to content scheduling. Lastly, we share valuable nuggets on becoming a self-reliant learner at work, dealing with rib injuries, and taking inspiration from stoic philosophy and Atomic Habits by James Clear. Tune in for an episode filled with humor, valuable lessons, and a fresh perspective on personal growth.