The CUInsight Experience podcast: Randall Smith – Be curious (#169)

“One of the things that makes credit unions so beautiful is that people are willing to share.” - Randall Smith

Thank you for tuning in to episode 169 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. This episode is brought to you by PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO and an integrated technology solutions provider. Visit to learn more and discover PSCUTV, a new thought leadership platform hosted by PSCU Chief Growth Officer, Brian Scott. Each episode explores top-of-mind insights in the credit union industry.

In this episode, the tables are turned as Randall Smith, Co-founder of CUInsight is the guest and Jill Nowacki, President and CEO of Humanidei, is the host. As one of the co-founders of CUInsight he looks for innovative ways to spread the credit union message, connect people, and keep the credit union community informed. Randy is a continuous learner and his curious mind is not afraid to test the waters. Randy shares why he loves hosting The CUInsight Experience podcast and expresses excitement in what’s to come.

During the conversation, Jill and Randy talk about his experience hosting this podcast the last five years. They reflect on a previous episode recorded together and discuss the importance of intentional living from two perspectives, “yes or no” and the value found in each. Randy gives advice on asking questions, and not stopping after the first, “why” to dig deeper and figure out what’s next. Listen as they discuss making decisions based on what lights you up in life and pursuing your interests.

As we wrap up the show, listen in as Randy shares the last time he was truly amazed, which books he recommends, and how he defines success. Enjoy their conversation!

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How to find Randall:
Randall Smith, Co-founder at CUInsight
Randall: LinkedIn | Twitter
CUInsight: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Show notes from this episode:
A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!
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Shout-out: Jill Nowacki
Shout-out: Humanidei
Shout-out: Lauren Culp
Shout-out: Brian Schools
Shout-out: Leo Ardine
Shout-out: Mount Kilimanjaro
Place mentioned: Africa
Shout-out: Climb Africa to Benefit The ACCOSCA Academy
Shout-out: Warren Buffet
Shout-out: Dale Carnegie
Previous episode mentioned: The CUInsight Experience podcast: Jill and Randy – Yes or No (#138)
Place mentioned: Santiago, Chile
Shout-out: David Miller
Shout-out: Todd Harper
Shout-out: George Clooney
Shout-out: Brad Pitt
Shout-out: Ben Affleck
Album mentioned: Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses
Book mentioned: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Book mentioned: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Book mentioned: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
Book mentioned: Courage to be Disliked by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi
Book mentioned: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Book mentioned: What Does It All Mean? by Thomas Nagel
Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Randall Smith, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64, 82, 101, 113, 126, 138, 148, & 161), Lauren Culp (episodes 39 & 115), Brian Schools, Leo Ardine (21 & 150), David Miller, Todd Harper, Lois Kitsch, George Ombado, Todd Harper

In This Episode:
[00:49] – Randall Smith talks about how CUInsight has developed over the past few years.
[02:51] – What’s a typical day like for Randy?
[04:31] – Randy shares his habit of continuous learning. PART 1
[07:04] – Randy shares his habit of continuous learning. PART 2
[09:09] – “What do you need?”
[12:07] – Randy talks about making decisions on what you want in life.
[14:12] – How can you vet your commitments in life?
[16:19] – Randy explains why he’s still passionate about running podcast shows. PART 1
[18:20] – Randy explains why he’s still passionate about running podcast shows. PART 2
[21:04] – How does Randy figure out the next step when he’s pivoting?
[23:29] – What steps can you take today?
[25:59] – Randy talks about not being afraid to test the waters.
[28:34] – “Is this still where I want to be today?”
[31:23] – Randy talks about the difference between what’s “important” and what’s “urgent.”
[33:04] – Randy recalls the inspiring advice he got from an advertisement.
[35:59] – Randy shares the actor he’d choose for his biopic.
[37:58] – What does the word “success” mean to Randy?
[39:47] – Thank you Randy, and thank you for listening!

Randall Smith

Randall Smith

Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust. As one of the co-founders of CUInsight he looks ... Web: Details