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Episodes

  • Josh Bleill: Losing my legs in Afghanistan didn't mean I had to give up my life

    Sep 30, 2014 | 42 min
    Josh Bleill was a Marine stationed in Afghanistan when a bomb explosion took both of his legs, and also the lives of many of his friends. He now works as a motivational speaker for the Indianapolis Colts, and during the inspiring interview he shares how he recovered - both physically and mentally - from the accident. Josh talks about the strategies and techniques he uses to put himself in the right mindset, and how he gets through tough times without giving up.
  • Kevin Briggs: "The Bridge Between Life and Death"

    Sep 23, 2014 | 43 min
    Kevin Briggs is an army veteran and cancer survivor who is now know as as the "Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge". For decades, he was stationed on the Golden Gate Bridge where he stopped an estimated 2,000+ suicides that were about to take place. During this candid interview, he talks about the lessons he has learned about life and death, and he imparts important advice for the listeners for how they can take better care of themselves as well as what to do if you see someone who may be suffering and in need of support. Kevin's story is so moving and impactful that there are now a book and movie deal in the works.
  • Dee Williams: How To Find Your "Super Power"

    Sep 16, 2014 | 39 min
    After receiving a frightening medical diagnosis, Dee William turned her life around and made many big changes - well, except for that one "tiny" change that changed her life in dramatic ways. Dee discusses how one small change had a drastic impact on her life, how she overcame fear and obstacles, and the importance of gratitude. She also talks about her unique perspective on herself, nature, her connection to the world, her relationships with others, and her view on possessions and how they have changed since the incident. Lastly, Dee talks about an exercise the listeners can do to find their own unique "super power."
  • Bea Arthur: Beyond the scenes of a Shark Tank contestant turned success story

    Sep 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Bea Arthur worked in various different jobs in different industries, and nothing was a good fit until she found the field of therapy. After one failed business, she bounced back and took her second business on the popular TV show "Shark Tank" - only to be ridiculed and dismissed by the Shark Tank panel. After the initial disappointment and embarrassment, Bea bounced back stronger than ever and now she not only runs a successful business but she has been featured everywhere from Entrepreneur Magazine to NPR. Listen to be inspired by Bea's passion and determination!
  • Dan Miller: "It's never too late to have a new beginning."

    Sep 2, 2014 | 40 min
    Raised in rural America on a dairy farm, Dan Miller is now a massively successful author, entrepreneur, speaker, and business coach. In this interview Dan discusses the importance of making a life plan, and he gives specific advice on how to do that. He has an entire system around the concept of making massive life transformation in the timespan of 48 days, and he talks about how many people put limitations on themselves and make excuses about why they can't go after their goals. Dan offers advice for anyone who wants to find a career that they love but worries about the sacrifices it will take to make it happen. Dan discusses the commonalities he sees in the individuals he has worked with w...
  • Rudy Ruettiger: How "Rudy" Ruettiger Overcame Obstacles and Made History

    Aug 26, 2014 | 40 min
    For anyone who hasn’t seen the classic movie "Rudy", Rudy Ruettiger grew up in a poor town outside Chicago. He was told over and over that he wouldn’t amount to anything, but he proved the naysayers wrong and - after lots of hard work - he beats the odds and got into Notre Dame. Rudy’s dream was to play Notre Dame football, and though he was not a ‘natural’ at the sport, his persistence, drive, and work ethic lead to him not only playing but being the first person to be carried off the field by their teammates at Notre Dame. In this interview, Rudy talks about everything from inspiration to overcoming obstacles and offers actionable tips for the listeners who want to succeed at their dreams.
  • Sarah Hillware: "How a former pageant queen is changing the lives of girls arou

    Aug 19, 2014 | 41 min
    Though she is the former Miss District of Columbia pageant winner, Sarah Hillware was once unhealthy and overweight as a girl. As a result, she started a nonprofit called Girls Health Ed in order to help positively impact the health and self esteem of girls around the planet. Sarah's passion and drive will surely inspire you to act against any injustices you see, and to dream bigger while changing the world. As a two-time TEDX spaker, Sarah also provides actionable advice that listeners can take to improve their public speaking abilities.
  • Dr. Michael Mantell: "How you can (easily!) take down the barriers that get in

    Aug 12, 2014 | 50 min
    As an expert in behavioral health for over 40 years, Dr. Michael Mantell has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning, Nightline, and most recently was on Greatist.com's "100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness " List. He offers a fantastic 4-step strategy for how we can overcome fears, negative self talk, and better deal with uncomfortable emotions. Listen and learn how the expectations you have for a person or event have an impact on your happiness - it's not what you think! During this interview, Dr. Mantell will help you to overcome any negative beliefs that are getting in the way of your success. He also provides actionable tips to increase motivation.
  • Kyle Maynard: "Living life with no excuses"

    Aug 5, 2014 | 48 min
    Kyle Maynard was born a congenital amputee without arms or legs; however, not only did that not hold him back, but he has accomplished feats that most of us would never dream of doing. Kyle is now an accomplished speaker, author, wrestling champion, ESPY Award-winning MMA athlete, and is the first quadruple amputee to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro without the use of prosthetics.
  • Pam Slim: "The do's and don'ts about creating a body of work (and a life!) that

    Jul 29, 2014 | 59 min
    An award winning author, TED speaker, business coach, and MMA black belt, Pam Slim is a woman of many talents. In today’s interview we discuss everything from her new book, Body of Work, to dopamine rushes. Pam offers incredible advice about how the listeners can create a career (and life!) that they love.
  • Nik Toocheck: "Behind the scenes of an 11 year old who is changing the world on

    Jul 22, 2014 | 29 min
    Nik Toocheck ran a 5K when he was just six years old; by age nine he had run his first marathon; and at eleven years old, he now runs marathons around the world in order to raise money for his charity, Operation Warm, that provides coats for children in need. Nik's story will show you that anything is possible and that no matter how old or young you are, what background and experiences you have, ANYONE can change the world!
  • Ellory Wells (Part 2): "Get outside of your comfort zone"

    Jul 18, 2014 | 36 min
    In today's episode, Ellory Wells talks about deriving creative inspiration from unlikely sources, introversion versus extroversion, and why it's important to expand one's comfort zone. He also offers strategic business advice that is sure to help anyone from a beginning entrepreneur to an established business owner. He also discusses strategies that can help anyone (whether they are in business or not) to become more productive and focused.
  • Ellory Wells (Part 1): "Get outside of your comfort zone"

    Jul 16, 2014 | 32 min
    In today's episode, Ellory Wells talks about deriving creative inspiration from unlikely sources, introversion versus extroversion, and why it's important to expand one's comfort zone. He also offers strategic business advice that is sure to help anyone from a beginning entrepreneur to an established business owner. He also discusses strategies that can help anyone (whether they are in business or not) to become more productive and focus.
  • Joelle Samples: "Live your life authentically and for yourself"

    Jul 15, 2014 | 44 min
    After experiencing life altering seizures includes one that included a terrible car accident, Joelle Samples become determined to take her health into her own hands. Frustrated from the traditional medical model that wasn't working, she became a certified health coach and now works with her clients to help them life their healthiest and best life. Joelle's story is inspirational and she advises the listeners to make sure to question the world around them and to find their own voice.
  • Ted Ryce (Part 2): “You have the power to create your life”

    Jul 9, 2014 | 45 min
    After experiencing many horrific tragedies in his life, Ted Ryce became determined to forge his own path and not let limitations from himself or others get in his way. He believes in having a purpose bigger than yourself, and his story is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced an obstacle that seemed insurmountable.
  • Ted Ryce (Part 1): “You have the power to create your life”

    Jul 8, 2014 | 34 min
    After experiencing many horrific tragedies in his life, Ted Ryce became determined to forge his own path and not let limitations from himself or others get in his way. He believes in having a purpose bigger than yourself, and his story is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced an obstacle that seemed insurmountable.
  • A 4th of July Surprise

    Jul 4, 2014 | 3 min
    In honor of Independence Day, Val reveals a fun surprise for the listeners!
  • Jordan Agolli (Part 2): "It always seems impossible until it's done."

    Jul 2, 2014 | 42 min
    At just 19 years old, Jordan Agolli is taking the world by storm. A business owner since the age of 14, he has run a successful company with 20 employees and is now a black belt and the owner of Teenage Entrepreneur. Jordan believes that you are never too young and that it is never too late to start a business, and through his podcast and business he coaches people young and old along the entrepreneurial journey.
  • Jordan Agolli (Part 1): “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

    Jul 1, 2014 | 35 min
    At just 19 years old, Jordan Agolli is taking the world by storm. A business owner since the age of 14, he has run a successful company with 20 employees and is now a black belt and the owner of Teenage Entrepreneur. Jordan believes that you are never too young and that it is never too late to start a business, and through his podcast and business he coaches people young and old along the entrepreneurial journey.
  • The best of social media, dogs and distractions, and a meet-up

    Jun 27, 2014 | 9 min
    In today's episode, Val delves into some of the recent goings-on in her life. She talks about everything from amazing chance occurrences that only happened because of the randomness of meeting strangers on social media, dogs and other distractions, and discusses an upcoming meet-up for Valiants.
  • JP Stonestreet (Part 2): "The 'IT' factor, and why it's important to fail"

    Jun 25, 2014 | 38 min
    JP grew up outside a farm town, taught himself how to program, and launched a half dozen businesses that “failed quite successfully” before later launching an incredibly successful business. Not just a brilliant entrepreneur, JP is also an author and a podcaster. He speaks about the mistakes he learned along the way in his businesses, how to differentiate yourself form others in the market, why he firmly believes in the value of having a mentor and a coach (no matter what you do for a living!) and why most people go about marketing wrong.
  • JP Stonestreet (Part 1): "The 'IT' factor, and why it’s important to fail"

    Jun 24, 2014 | 34 min
    JP grew up on a farm, taught himself how to program, and launched a half dozen businesses that “failed quite successfully” before later launching an incredibly successful business. Not just a brilliant entrepreneur, JP is also an author and a podcaster. He speaks about the mistakes he learned along the way in his businesses, how to differentiate yourself form others in the market, why he firmly believes in the value of having a mentor and a coach (no matter what you do for a living!) and why most people go about marketing wrong.
  • Joe Barnes: “How you can live the life of your dreams, even if you are a ‘reluc

    Jun 20, 2014 | 48 min
    After studying politics in college, Joe Barnes decided to buck convention and play by his rules. A hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner, in today’s episode Joe gives practical advice on hypnotherapy and NLP techniques for everything from relieving anxiety to improving peak performance. Joe is an author and started the “Screw the System” movement, which involves encouraging others to follow their dreams. His tips and strategies do not apply just to someone who wants to break out of their current job path, but rather these techniques apply to anyone who wants to live the life of their dreams.
  • Catherine Chinnock (Part 2): “Self care, art therapy, and a trapeze”

    Jun 18, 2014 | 41 min
    Catherine Chinnock is a psychotherapist and trained art therapist. Have you ever felt stressed out at your job? If this, this is the episode for you! In this interview, she talks about her background working in child welfare and with sex offenders, and how she now works as an art therapist and specializes in self care - something that EVERYONE needs to prioritize in their life! We also talk about the differences between job burnout, moral injury, compassion fatigue, secondary PTSD, and vicarious trauma.
  • Catherine Chinnock (Part 1): Episode 68 with Catherine Chinnock (Part 1): “Giv

    Jun 17, 2014 | 34 min
    Catherine Chinnock is a psychotherapist and trained art therapist. Have you ever felt stressed out at your job? If this, this is the episode for you! In this interview, she talks about her background working in child welfare and with sex offenders, and how she now works as an art therapist and specializes in self care - something that EVERYONE needs to prioritize in their life! We also talk about the differences between job burnout, moral injury, compassion fatigue, secondary PTSD, and vicarious trauma.
  • Whitney Miller: “Listen to that little voice in your head that you are ignoring

    Jun 13, 2014 | 41 min
    Whitney Miller is the 2012 Miss USA winner who is now an accomplished MMA fighter. In today’s interview, Whitney talks about everything from the misconceptions about beauty pageants to how we can let go of negativity in our lives. Whitney believes in putting in the work to accomplish your goals, and that when you have fear in your life that is a sign that you need to be doing the thing you are scared of.
  • Grant Cardone (Part 2): "Why you need to 10X every action you take"

    Jun 11, 2014 | 29 min
    Grant Cardone is a successful motivational speaker, author, and salesperson who believes that it’s unethical to follow a path where you are NOT using your full abilities and living a passionate, enthusiastic life. He speaks about how he overcame adversity in his life and the one thing that truly catapulted his success, and how listeners can take charge of their own path to greatness starting now. Grant offers actionable advice on how we can go after our goals and to attain massive success in all areas of our life.
  • Grant Cardone (Part 1): “Why you need to 10X every action you take”

    Jun 10, 2014 | 35 min
    Grant Cardone is a successful motivational speaker, author, and salesperson who believes that it’s unethical to follow a path where you are NOT using your full abilities and living a passionate, enthusiastic life. He speaks about how he overcame adversity in his life and the one thing that truly catapulted his success, and how listeners can take charge of their own path to greatness starting now. Grant offers actionable advice on how we can go after our goals and to attain massive success in all areas of our life.
  • Daniel Chiteji: “Marketing advice for everyone from small business owners to st

    Jun 6, 2014 | 49 min
    A former probation officer, Daniel Chiteji is a stay at home dad and marketing consultant. In todays interview we cover everything from how to hone in on your target audience to why EVERYONE has the chance to tell their story and to possibly monetize their message, whether they are a business owner or not. Daniel shares specific strategies for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and much more.
  • Amanda Mock (Part 2) : “How new psychology research will help you reach success”

    Jun 4, 2014 | 47 min
    Amanda Mock is a single mother of two who went from almost losing her home to running not one but multiple successful online businesses in just a few years. Amanda offers brilliant advice that can be applied not just to business owners, but we also talk about actionable advice about life and success.
  • Amanda Mock (Part 1) : “How new psychology research will help you reach success”

    Jun 3, 2014 | 25 min
    Amanda Mock is a single mother of two who went from almost losing her home to running not one but multiple successful online businesses in just a few years. Amanda offers brilliant advice that can be applied not just to business owners, but we also talk about actionable advice about life and success.
  • Episode 61 with Valerie Groth: “What you don’t know about self-care, and how to

    May 30, 2014 | 15 min
    In today’s episode, Val talks about some misconceptions about self-care - and why you are probably doing it all wrong. She talks about empirically based strategies and provides specific techniques and exercises that you can use to address emotional injuries, and how to create your own personalized self-care plan that will actually work.
  • Paul Gilmartin (Part 2): “How this former comedian is changing the world of men

    May 28, 2014 | 40 min
    Paul Gilmartin is a comedian, television personality who is often known best for being the longtime host of the show “Dinner and a Movie”, and most recently is the host of the hit podcast, The Mental Illness Happy Hour. This episode is a mix of comedy and serious topics, as we go deep and discuss everything from mental illness, overcoming fear of stage fright, addiction, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Paul Gilmartin (Part 1): “How this former comedian is changing the world of men

    May 27, 2014 | 41 min
    Paul Gilmartin is a comedian, television personality who is often known best for being the longtime host of the show “Dinner and a Movie”, and most recently is the host of the hit podcast, The Mental Illness Happy Hour. This episode is a mix of comedy and serious topics, as we go deep and discuss everything from mental illness, overcoming fear of stage fright, addiction, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Charlie Gilkey (Part 2): "Productivity hacks to live a happier, more efficient

    May 21, 2014 | 37 min
    Charlie Gilkey has a background in the Air Force and has a PhD in philosophy, and is passionate about helping others become their most efficient, productive selves. He speaks about how our problem does not lie in time management issues, as many people think, but rather with priority management and energy management. In today’s episode you will learn incredible, actionable tips that will change your life ranging from the STAR method, the “weirdo syndrome”, and many more.
  • Charlie Gilkey (Part 1): "Productivity hacks to live a happier, more efficient

    May 20, 2014 | 33 min
    Charlie Gilkey has a background in the Air Force and has a PhD in philosophy, and is passionate about helping others become their most efficient, productive selves. He speaks about how our problem does not lie in time management issues, as many people think, but rather with priority management and energy management. In today’s episode you will learn incredible, actionable tips that will change your life ranging from the STAR method, the “weirdo syndrome”, and many more.
  • Julie Ann Howlette: “Pursue what brings you joy.”

    May 16, 2014 | 49 min
    Julie left her job as an educator to follow her calling as a communication coach and environmental consultant. In today’s interview, she offers some unique ideas on how we can enhance our life by utilizing self-talk to change our view of ourself, implementing environment therapy, and other unique and scientifically proven strategies to lead happier and more fulfilled lives.
  • Lance Secretan (Part 2): “World renowned leadership coach shares principles tha

    May 14, 2014 | 29 min
    Lance Secretan is an executive coach who has coached massive organizations, cities, and even countries towards a place of higher ground leadership. He has written 15 award winning books, most notably The Spark, The Flame, and The Torch which discusses the six principles to inspired leadership - you may be surprised to hear what they are (one of the them is the principle of “love”!) Lance has groundbreaking theories for how leadership styles need to change in a way that would, if implemented, change the world in dramatic ways if these principles were practiced from everyone from small business leaders to politicians and government leaders.
  • Lance Secretan (Part 1); World renowned leadership coach shares principles that

    May 13, 2014 | 31 min
    Lance Secretan is an executive coach who has coached massive organizations, cities, and even countries towards a place of higher ground leadership. He has written 15 award winning books, most notably The Spark, The Flame, and The Torch which discusses the six principles to inspired leadership - you may be surprised to hear what they are (one of the them is the principle of “love”!) Lance has groundbreaking theories for how leadership styles need to change in a way that would, if implemented, change the world in dramatic ways if these principles were practiced from everyone from small business leaders to politicians and government leaders.
  • Ashley Stahl (Part 2): "How networking will literally change your life"

    May 9, 2014 | 34 min
    Ashley went from working at a prestigious job at the Pentagon to working as a career coach with Millennials, and she has a driving passion for helping women take control over their career. From her role as a TEDX speaker to networking at the White House, Ashley has a wealth of knowledge to share with anyone who is interested in taking their career to the next level.
  • Ashley Stahl (Part 1): “How networking will literally change your life”

    May 7, 2014 | 33 min
    Ashley went from working at a prestigious job at the Pentagon to working as a career coach with Millennials, and she has a driving passion for helping women take control over their career. From her role as a TEDX speaker to networking at the White House, Ashley has a wealth of knowledge to share with anyone who is interested in taking their career to the next level.
  • Michael O'Neal: “Why you MUST take imperfection action”

    May 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Michael O’Neal is a man of many talents. Not only does he host a top ranked podcast (The Solopreneur Hour) but he is a social media expert, speaker, successful business coach. He talks about his personal experiences overcoming trauma and adversity, discusses the importance of taking imperfection action, and offers sage advice on how entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs can overcome the biggest obstacles that get in the way of success such as fear and indecision.
  • Evan Brand (Part 2): “Nontraditional strategies that will get you happier and h

    Apr 30, 2014 | 31 min
    Personal trainer Evan Brand was on a quest to find out how we can get happy and healthy, and he started a podcast to document that journey. He provides the listeners with specific, actionable tips and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness and health. In fact, he also talks about some innovative and unique ideas that most people have never heard of that he swears by.
  • Evan Brand (Part 1): “Nontraditional strategies that will get you happier and h

    Apr 29, 2014 | 42 min
    Personal trainer Evan Brand was on a quest to find out how we can get happy and healthy, and he started a podcast to document that journey. He provides the listeners with specific, actionable tips and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness and health. In fact, he also talks about some innovative and unique ideas that most people have never heard of that he swears by.
  • Valerie Groth: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

    Apr 25, 2014 | 9 min
    In today’s episode, Val continues the discussion about fear – and talks about why you absolutely CANNOT let fear get in the way of your goals and dreams. This episode is devoted to inspiring you to take action today to work toward making those dreams a reality!
  • Andrew Ferebee (Part 2): “The Knowledge for Men episode”

    Apr 23, 2014 | 46 min
    Andrew Ferebee has a hit podcast called Knowledge For Men, and he’s here sharing his own wisdom and also the advice he learned from the guests on his show on topics ranging from health and diet to relationships to career advice, and more. In addition to offering actionable knowledge for men, he also discusses the biggest misconceptions about men as well as the top things that women most need to know about men.
  • Andrew Ferebee (Part 1): The Knowledge for Men episode

    Apr 22, 2014 | 45 min
    Andrew Ferebee has a hit podcast called Knowledge For Men, and he’s here sharing his own wisdom and also the advice he learned from the guests on his show on topics ranging from health and diet to relationships to career advice, and more. In addition to offering actionable knowledge for men, he also discusses the biggest misconceptions about men as well as the top things that women most need to know about men.
  • Rita Chand (Part 2): “ How an unconventional technique changed my life”

    Apr 18, 2014 | 34 min
    After Rita heard a TED talk speaker tout the mental and motivational benefits of a particular daily habit, on a whim she gave it a shot. Little did she know that it would change every aspect of her life for the better, from her health to her relationships to her confidence! Rita has now taken used this habit every day for over a year and a half, almost 1,000 times in a row, and she wants to introduce everyone to this unconventional strategy that she swears will change their life in massive ways.
  • Rita Chand (Part 1): “ How an unconventional technique changed my life”

    Apr 17, 2014 | 34 min
    After Rita heard a TED talk speaker tout the mental and motivational benefits of a particular daily habit, on a whim she gave it a shot. Little did she know that it would change every aspect of her life for the better, from her health to her relationships to her confidence! Rita has now taken used this habit every day for over a year and a half, almost 1,000 times in a row, and she wants to introduce everyone to this unconventional strategy that she swears will change their life in massive ways.
  • Kim Ades: “Change your frame of mind, change your life”

    Apr 16, 2014 | 40 min
    Kim is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and a coach. She is known as one of the foremost experts on performance through thought management. In today’s episode, she delves deep into how we can change our lives by changing our thoughts, how to overcome fear, and the importance of journaling for personal growth.
  • Jana Schuberth on the “Alive in Berlin” Conference

    Apr 11, 2014 | 41 min
    Jana founded Alive in Berlin, an upcoming even in May 2014 which will be a unique opportunity for attendees to surround themselves with other likeminded individuals who want to change themselves and change the world. Some of the keynote speakers who will talk about various inspiring topics include well-known experts such as Pamela Slim and Chris Guillebeau and also up-and-coming newcomers who are making innovative changes in their field. Listen to this episode to learn more about how you can be “alive in Berlin” and also how you can learn to take charge of your own life.
  • Jim Paglia, Part 2: “Expert advice on career success, branding, and the importa

    Apr 9, 2014 | 41 min
    Jim’s high school guidance counselor told him that he was “not college material”. But that didn’t stop Jim – he went on to accomplish greatness in ways many people could only dream of. He has achieved incredible success in his career, in philanthropic pursuits (he has founded or been on the board of over 25 charities), and has also had some unique experiences that I guarantee will make you look at life differently.
  • Jim Paglia, Part 1: “Expert advice on career success, branding, and the importa

    Apr 8, 2014 | 31 min
    Jim’s high school guidance counselor told him that he was “not college material”. But that didn’t stop Jim – he went on to accomplish greatness in ways many people could only dream of. He has achieved incredible success in his career, in philanthropic pursuits (he has founded or been on the board of over 25 charities), and has also had some unique experiences that I guarantee will make you look at life differently.
  • Valerie Groth: Are you a 'Valiant'?"

    Apr 4, 2014 | 12 min
    In this mini-episode, Val dives deep into the one thing we all have in common: fear. Learn why it’s important to identify and conquer the fears that are getting in your way, and how you can take action today that will inevitably lead you to a place of valiance and bravery.
  • Chris Cerrone, Part 2: “Once homeless, now a successful entrepreneur”

    Apr 2, 2014 | 47 min
    Chris has a fascinating background – his experience runs the gamut from working in a top paying job in corporate America (despite not having a college degree!) and living in a swanky high rise to being homeless and living out of his car. Chris talks about the life lessons he learned from those experiences, how he bounced back from that rock bottom point, and why he is thankful for that time in his life. He recently turned down an incredible 6-figure salary in order to follow his dreams – and he believes everyone listening should follow their passions, too.
  • Chris Cerrone, Part 1: “Once homeless, now a successful entrepreneur”

    Apr 1, 2014 | 37 min
    Chris has a fascinating background – his experience runs the gamut from working in a top paying job in corporate America (despite not having a college degree!) and living in a swanky high rise to being homeless and living out of his car. Chris talks about the life lessons he learned from those experiences, how he bounced back from that rock bottom point, and why he is thankful for that time in his life. He recently turned down an incredible 6-figure salary in order to follow his dreams – and he believes everyone listening should follow their passions, too.
  • Lief Larson: “Top entrepreneur and futurist gives his best advice on innovation,

    Mar 28, 2014 | 40 min
    Lief is a professional entrepreneur – he started his first company at the age of 18 and he has been the founder or co-founder of over 12 companies. For anyone who has ever aspired to be an entrepreneur, he is the man to take advice from! Lief talks about the strategies he has used in order to become successful – both in business, and also at his other endeavors, from running marathons to climbing Mt. Rainier. Later in the interview Lief has an incredible tip for how he stays so creative that is sure to inspire the listeners to apply this tip in their own lives.
  • Alaia Williams, Part 2: “A professional organizer’s advice about how to streaml

    Mar 26, 2014 | 37 min
    Alaia describes herself as someone who never planned to be an entrepreneur, but when life took that course, it ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her. She provides actionable advice on the topics of organization, productivity, finding a job you are passionate about, the importance of networking, branding, and more.
  • Alaia Williams, Part 1: “A professional organizer’s advice about how to streamli

    Mar 25, 2014 | 33 min
    Alaia describes herself as someone who never planned to be an entrepreneur, but when life took that course, it ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her. She provides actionable advice on the topics of organization, productivity, finding a job you are passionate about, the importance of networking, branding, and more.
  • Aubrey Marcus: “Tips about health, happiness, and emotional intelligence from t

    Mar 21, 2014 | 41 min
    Aubrey is often called the “warrior poet”, and he speaks about the ability to be engaged in aggressive activities such as MMA or being a CEO of a company, while also being able to embrace the softer side of themselves, as well. He talks about how he was able to bounce back from failures and how he has been able to find a balance in his life. Most importantly, Aubrey speaking about how the thoughts that we believe are inevitably going to determine what type of action we do or don’t take, and whether or not we will achieve success. As a bonus, Aubrey also talks about some unique and fascinating life experiences he’s had such as meditating for days on end.
  • Jenny Blake: “How to make a ‘pivot’ to find your ideal career”

    Mar 19, 2014 | 37 min
    At one point Jenny worked as an employee for Google, a coveted job by many. But she knew there was something more, and the made the leap to start her own business. Now a TEDX speaker, Jenny wrote a book entitled “Life After College”, the ultimate guide for college students and new grads. Jenny talks about how she overcame the fears that almost got in the way, and how she helps her clients to create their dream career path. Her specialty is how to help her clients make a “pivot” instead of a drastic, 180 degree change, in order to get them the greatest amount of happiness and success.
  • Episode 30: 15 fun facts

    Mar 18, 2014 | 11 min
    In today’s podcast episode, instead of spotlighting her featured guest, Val talks about herself and gives the listeners a chance to learn more about her. Stay tuned for some wild and crazy facts that are sure to surprise!
  • Jason Van Orden: “How to create wealth, freedom, and a location independent car

    Mar 14, 2014 | 35 min
    Jason Van Orden (along with his business partner) established Internet Business Mastery, the longest running online business podcast that has impacted millions of lives around the globe. Jason talks about overcoming the fears that almost held him back, how he escaped a job he despised and created the career of his dreams, and how he has helped countless others to do the same. Jason is an innovator in his field, and he has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to follow their passion and to create a location independent career that fits into their lifestyle, offers the freedom they crave, and allows them to be financially independent.
  • Amber Chaffer, Part 2: "I'm in the 1% of heroin addicts that quit cold turkey a

    Mar 12, 2014 | 55 min
    Amber was young and bright, had a good family and had a great future ahead of her – all of those factors lead to someone who “shouldn’t” become a drug addict, but she did. Amber discusses how she initially began using heroin, how it quickly took over her life, how she came close to spending her life in jail for a federal drug charge, and how she later took herself off heroin cold turkey. Amber is in the 1% of addicts that are able to quit without the use of drugs and has now been clean for 7 years. She works for a drug awareness advocacy group and hopes that her story will impact anyone who listens who may have misconceptions about drug addiction.
  • Amber Chaffer, Part 1: "I'm in the 1% of heroin addicts that quit cold turkey a

    Mar 11, 2014 | 31 min
    Amber was young and bright, had a good family and had a great future ahead of her – all of those factors lead to someone who “shouldn’t” become a drug addict, but she did. Amber discusses how she initially began using heroin, how it quickly took over her life, how she came close to spending her life in jail for a federal drug charge, and how she later took herself off heroin cold turkey. Amber is in the 1% of addicts that are able to quit without the use of drugs and has now been clean for 7 years. She works for a drug awareness advocacy group and hopes that her story will impact anyone who listens who may have misconceptions about drug addiction.
  • "25 ways to turbo charge your productivity"

    Mar 7, 2014 | 21 min
    During her experience working as a therapist and life coach for many years, Val has learned some incredible strategies that she guarantees will drastically improve your productivity. In today's episode she offers 25 actionable tips in the categories of time management, health, home, tech tips and apps, and life coaching advice.
  • Ameer Rosic, Part 2: “Why changing your sleep will improve your life”

    Mar 5, 2014 | 51 min
    Not long ago, Ameer was a self-described “negative, unhealthy person” who spent a stint in jail. After having an epiphany, he changed his health which had a monumental impact on his entire life. He is now a holistic nutritionist who helps his clients revamp their health, and during the interview we focus on sleep. Ameer is a sleep guru and has some fascinating facts about the importance of sleep. He debunks many commonly believed myths about sleep, and offers fantastic strategies and action steps that the listeners can take to improve the quality of their sleep starting today.
  • Ameer Rosic, Part 1: “Why changing your sleep will improve your life”

    Mar 4, 2014 | 31 min
    Not long ago, Ameer was a self-described “negative, unhealthy person” who spent a stint in jail. After having an epiphany, he changed his health which had a monumental impact on his entire life. He is now a holistic nutritionist who helps his clients revamp their health, and during the interview we focus on sleep. Ameer is a sleep guru and has some fascinating facts about the importance of sleep. He debunks many commonly believed myths about sleep, and offers fantastic strategies and action steps that the listeners can take to improve the quality of their sleep starting today.
  • John Lee Dumas: “Success comes when you marry your passion with your expertise

    Feb 28, 2014 | 47 min
    After he finished serving in the army, John took a series of jobs but never found the right fit. Until one day when he had a light bulb moment, started his own business, and the rest is history. John talks about how he overcome the fears that initially almost stopped him from reaching the massive success he has now, why he embraces failures, offers tips about goal setting, and he has some great actionable advice for the listener about the best way to find their passion.
  • Dr. Elana Miller, Part 2: “The importance of meditation, gratitude, and how my

    Feb 22, 2014 | 35 min
    In today’s episode, psychiatrist Dr. Elana Miller talks about why she loves integrative psychiatry and how the practices she uses with her clients have helped her through her own journey since being diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks ago. Dr. Miller has an incredibly upbeat, optimistic spirit that will no doubt inspire anyone listening. Her positive outlook not only affected the way that she dealt with the cancer diagnosis, but her entire perspective on life has changed after undergoing such a traumatic event. She has incredible advice for the listeners on this topic and also about how meditation has drastically improved her life.
  • Dr. Elana Miller, Part 1: "The importance of meditation, gratitude, and how my

    Feb 22, 2014 | 35 min
    In today’s episode, psychiatrist Dr. Elana Miller talks about why she loves integrative psychiatry and how the practices she uses with her clients have helped her through her own journey since being diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks ago. Dr. Miller has an incredibly upbeat, optimistic spirit that will no doubt inspire anyone listening. Her positive outlook not only affected the way that she dealt with the cancer diagnosis, but her entire perspective on life has changed after undergoing such a traumatic event. She has incredible advice for the listeners on this topic and also about how meditation has drastically improved her life.
  • "The Best Of" round up episode

    Feb 20, 2014 | 18 min
    In today's episode, Val recaps the past 19 episodes. She offers recommendations to the listeners about which episodes they will love based on specific interests in categories ranging from self-help to following your passions.
  • Matt Frazier: "If you want to achieve your goals you need to think BIG and bel

    Feb 16, 2014 | 53 min
    Matt was in the middle of getting his Doctorate degree and anticipated a life in academia when he had a light bulb idea. He has built a massively successful online community for vegetarian athletes, ran the Boston Marathon, and now he practically runs ultra-marathons in his sleep. Most importantly, Matt is a genius at goal-setting and he has some amazing advice about how anyone can achieve their goals, how he deals with setbacks, and the importance of thinking BIG.
  • Neil Patel: "Why success means taking risks and overcoming fear"

    Feb 16, 2014 | 33 min
    Neil talks about what personal characteristics it took for him to reach the great success he has attained. He also offers tips and tricks he has learned along the way ranging from how he lost a million dollars and bounced back, the importance of networking, and why and how he takes risk to overcome fear.
  • Jon Groth: "Experience is the best teacher: From Morocco to Indiana"

    Feb 14, 2014 | 38 min
    Jon talks about the fascinating experiences he had living in Morocco while volunteering for the Peace Corps and the lessons that he took from that time in his life. He is also an advocate for career education, and offers excellent advice for the listeners about how to create a career that they are passionate about.
  • Megan Hoernke, Part 2: "How to live your authentic life and have fun doing it"

    Feb 12, 2014 | 32 min
    Megan discusses the importance of authenticity, and offers strategic tips on how we can return to our authentic self if we have begun to stray away from it. She also talks about the profound lessons that she learned from volunteering in a hospice center and how she looks at life completely differently as a result of that experience.
  • Megan Hoernke, Part 1: "How to live your authentic life and have fun doing it"

    Feb 11, 2014 | 31 min
    Megan discusses the importance of authenticity, and offers strategic tips on how we can return to our authentic self if we have begun to stray away from it. She also talks about the profound lessons that she learned from volunteering in a hospice center and how she looks at life completely differently as a result of that experience.
  • Anthony Ponce: “Find the small moments of greatness in your daily life, strive

    Feb 7, 2014 | 39 min
    Anthony has had a wide array of experiences, from a cross-country bike riding adventure to holding jobs in various different fields. He discusses the personal characteristics that have allowed him to reach such great success in his career, from resilience to overcoming childhood shyness. Anthony closes the interview with sage advice for the listeners about how they can find their true passion and calling in life.
  • Valerie Groth: "My 7 secret strategies to overcome negativity"

    Feb 4, 2014 | 19 min
    Therapist and life coach Val discusses groundbreaking strategies that she guarantees will leave you better equipped to handle negativity. In fact, at least two of these tips are brand new, never-been-shared-before strategies she developed exclusively for her clients. Take a listen to learn how to banish negativity from your life for once and for all!
  • Deanna Stull, Part 2: “Finding the perfection in leukemia”

    Jan 31, 2014 | 33 min
    In the first part of this 2-part series, Deanna talked about overcoming fears and getting past insecurities. In this follow-up episode (part 2), Deanna talks about her difficult journey as a caregiver for her fiance with leukemia, and how she was still able to find the perfection in that situation despite its tragic nature. Deanna’s story is one of love but also one of hope, as she now specializes in finding the beauty in all situations.
  • Deanna Stull, Part 1: “Finding the perfection in leukemia”

    Jan 28, 2014 | 33 min
    Deanna Stull talks about how she overcame fears that originated in her childhood, and how you can do the same. After overcoming those fears, Deanna went on to build a very successful business – and then her fiancé was diagnosed with leukemia. In part 1, Deanna speaks a lot about finding your identity, feeling comfortable in your own skin and being vulnerable, and getting past insecurities. In part 2, Deanna talks about her experiences being the caregiver for her fiancé, and how even after his death she is able to find the beauty.