Dream Big Podcast

Dream Big Podcast

The Dream Big Podcast is a family-friendly podcast inspiring kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. Your hosts Eva Karpman (currently 10-years-old in the 5th grade) and mom Olga Karpman interview world-class performers who do what they love and live their dreams each and every day. Eva also does solo episode where she answers questions from our audience and discusses personal development principles. The Dream Big Podcast’s short 15-20 minute format makes for the perfect length to listen to an episode in the car with your kids. Subscribe and together we can inspire each other to dream big and take action. To get to the podcast website, cut and paste the link DreamBigPodcast.com into your browser. Get ready to DREAM BIG!

Episodes

May 3, 2021 7 min

This week’s episode is inspired by Dr. Edith Eger. In 1944, when Edith was a teenager, she experienced the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust.? As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous concentration camp.? Her parents and fiance were killed by the Nazis, and she witnessed horrific crimes against humanity as a prisoner at Auschwitz. Despite this unimaginable trauma and...

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This week’s episode is inspired by Lisa Bilyeu, and specifically her journey from being a traditional housewife to the cofounder of a billion dollar company.  For over 8 years, Lisa played the role of a traditional stay-at-home wife to her husband Tom.   This was actually a one-year plan at the start, as she was supporting Tom’s effort to build a film business.  But eventually Tom pivoted and launched Quest Nutrition, and asked Lis...

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This episode of the Dream Big Podcast is inspired by Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first Youth Poet Laureate. Most of the world first witnessed the greatness of Amanda Gorman at the Presidential Inauguration, when she delivered her masterpiece of a poem The Hills We Climb.  Amanda was so poised, so confident, so riveting in her delivery that I’m sure you would have never guessed that she spent most of her life struggling with a speec...

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This episode of the Dream Big Podcast is inspired by Dean Graziozi, a multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. Dean has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies that have changed lives all around the world – including the new Mastermind.com platform with Tony Robbins. Dean posted a video to his Youtube channel on how successful people react when they encounter an obstacle or eve...

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It is not every day you get the opportunity to interview someone considered to be a GOAT -- the greatest of all time. It was such a thrill for Eva to chat with Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic diving champion and the greatest diver of all time. Greg took part in his first Olympic Games, the 1976 Montreal Games, aged just 16 and claimed silver in the 10m platform. Four years later, he was firmly established as the world’s best diver...

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This episode is inspired by three of Eva’s mentors. (1) Tony Robbins who often teaches that in order to change your life, you need to raise your standards; (2) Jesse Itzler who recently shared in a speech that he sets Olympic standards for himself in the 3 main buckest of his life: Business, Mindset, and Wellness; and (3) Greg Louganis who we are thrilled to announce will be Eva’s guest on next week’s episode of the Dream Big Podca...

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Jamie Kern Lima is a self-made entrepreneur, champion of women, philanthropist, keynote speaker and co-founder of IT Cosmetics.  Jamie is on a book tour right now for Believe It - How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable.  We’ve watched many of her interviews, and were so inspired by Jamie’s story that Eva decided to create an episode about her remarkable journey from a Denny’s waitress to the CEO of a billion dollar makeup bra...

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Matthew Hussey is an internationally acclaimed speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, and relationship expert.   In a recent interview, we heard Matthew share how the trash cans at Disney World had such a profound impact on his life.  We were so moved by the story and its lesson that Eva wanted to share it with all the Big Dreamers.  There’s an old saying “How you do anything, is how you do everything.”  Disney World trash can...

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James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts in habit formation and performance improvement.  In his New York Times best selling book Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, James shares the remarkable turnaround of Great Britain Cycling which in under a decade went from being a laughing stock to the most dominant cycling team in modern history.  But what is even more remarkable is the strategy that...

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Ed Mylett is one of the top business leaders, peak performance experts, and keynote speakers in the world today.  There is a good reason why millions of people are interested in what Ed has to say.   He has walked the walk, and achieved great success in all aspects of his life from health, business, and relationships.   One of Ed’s favorite analogies is how your identity is like the thermostat on the wall of your life.  Eva loved t...

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There is an old saying that "A picture is worth a thousand words” and that’s exactly how we felt when we stumbled across a photo of a young and unknown Jeff Bezos working at an old wooden desk in a run-down office.  Jeff was working on his Big Dream, Amazon.com, which has since become one of the biggest companies in the world and revolutionized e-commerce.  But the headline of the photo is what really gave us the chills:  “Don’...

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This episode is inspired by the the world’s #1 brain coach Jim Kwik, who was Eva’s guest in episode 69 of the Dream Big Podcast.  In a recent interview, Jim shared an analogy about the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.  Specifically, Jim pointed out that the caterpillar goes through a period of intense struggle inside a cocoon before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.   In this episode, Eva utilizes Jim’s analogy to...

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This episode is inspired by the great Mel Robbins, who was Eva’s guest way back in episode 47 of the Dream Big Podcast.  We have been closely following Mel’s work ever since, particularly her Youtube and Instagram channels, which are chock-full of amazing content.  Mel recently posted a video on her Instagram entitled “This Split Second Decision Will Change Your Life” --- an intriguing headline so of course we clicked and watched. ...

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We just had one of the most incredible weekends visiting our cousins in the San Bernardino mountains during a winter snowstorm.  It was a short trip.  We left our house Saturday morning and were back home before dark on Sunday.  But when we pulled up to our driveway Eva said: “We were only gone for a day?!  It felt like we were gone for a week!!”   It was the same number of hours that we had the weekend prior, but we did 10X more! ...

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This week, Eva welcomes Ashley Stahl, a career coach, keynote speaker, podcast host (You Turn Podcast) and soon-to-be bestselling author of You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career.  Ashley has had one of the most interesting career paths of any Dream Big Podcast guest, starting her career as a counterterrorism professional at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  Ashley shares with Eva her fascinatin...

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One of our favorite mentors is Brendon Burchard -- and long-time listeners of the Dream Big Podcast are well aware of our admiration for Brendon given that Eva has shared many of his concepts in prior episodes.  And today, we wanted to share an amazing quote that we heard when Brendon was interviewing another influential thought leader, Dave Hollis.  Specifically, in talking about the need to step out of your comfort zone in order ...

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It’s the start of New Year - a great time to develop new passions and new skills.   About a month ago, Eva came to us filled with excitement as she explained her plans to plant a garden in 2021.  When Eva sets her mind on something with this level of intention and focus, we know that nothing is going to stop her and so we are thrilled to support her new passion project.  In this episode, Eva shares why she is so passionate about pl...

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2020 is now officially history, and we can’t be more excited for a New Year.   2021 here we come!  That said, with the many challenges of 2020 also came many important life lessons.  The final week of every year, our family discusses what we learned from the past twelve months and how our success and missteps can inform our next trip around the sun.  So in the 1st episode of 2021, we thought it would be appropriate for Eva to share...

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Eva talks a lot about success on the Dream Big Podcast, and she has interviewed many of the most successful people on the planet from Mark Cuban to General Stanely McCrystal and Mel Robbins.  But one common pattern that Eva has noticed from all of her incredible guests is that they readily admit to countless failures along their journey to achieving their big dreams.  We stumbled across a commencement address that Denzel Washington...

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We are so thrilled to introduce Errol Gerson to all you Big Dreamers.   Errol is the grandfather of Eva’s best friend Gianna, and a dear family friend.  He also has just reached the remarkable milestone of teaching for 50 years at the ArtCenter College of Design.   From his career as an entrepreneur, businessman and professor, Errol is uniquely qualified to share with our Big Dreamers the patterns of success over his incredible lif...

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