060 I What Walking Over 600 Miles Taught Wealth Manager and CEO Gordon Bernhardt

060 I What Walking Over 600 Miles Taught Wealth Manager and CEO Gordon Bernhardt

Gordon joins me today to share his amazing experience when he went on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He describes the moment he realized he wanted to walk the pilgrimage and how he prepared for it. He discusses some of the memorable moments and the great people he met along the way. Gordon also explains why a bad photo of himself during the last day of the walk is his favorite.

058 I Bill Masur Mines History to Learn How to Be a Modern Man of Character

058 I Bill Masur Mines History to Learn How to Be a Modern Man of Character

Bill is followed by thousands on Twitter because of his grounded and thoughtful discussion on “character” and what it means to be man in today’s society.  There is no shortage of men online raging at the “me too” movement, espousing meals of red meat and nails, and competing for the most grueling morning routine.  Bill comes at this tricky subject matter with the sober passion and humility of a man who truly wants to grow, contribute, and lead.  His viral Twitter thread of “uncomfortable truths,” (pinned tweet here) is a profound example of what he has learned to date.  Whether you agree with his “truths” or not, you cannot help but respect the conversation.

057 I Former NFL Player Anthony Trucks: What Do You Do When Your Identity is Suddenly Taken Away?

057 I Former NFL Player Anthony Trucks: What Do You Do When Your Identity is Suddenly Taken Away?

Anthony joins me today to share his story, his experiences growing up, and what made him choose to start his business. He describes what an identity shift is and how it factors into unlocking our true potential. He explains how his coaching program works and who qualifies for them. Anthony also shares some of the struggles he experienced in life and how he overcame them.

056 | Bonus Episode: The Most Effective | Useful | Freeing | Spiritual Tool I’ve Ever Learned

056 | Bonus Episode: The Most Effective | Useful | Freeing | Spiritual Tool I’ve Ever Learned

Nothing I have found has been more powerful in shifting the dynamics or perspective of a life or business situation than the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono.

By redefining it as “The Ability to Respond.” 

“The only task in your life and mine is the restoration of our Identities, our minds, back to their original state of void or zero.” – Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD.

 

055 The Wild Ride of Leadership, Addiction, Entrepreneurship, and Relationship with Michael Dash

055 The Wild Ride of Leadership, Addiction, Entrepreneurship, and Relationship with Michael Dash

Welcome to a gritty conversation about success. Michael Dash hustled his way to an incredibly successful business, only to find out the costs of grinding it out to the exclusion of other parts of his life.  Michael takes us through his ups and downs as an entrepreneur and business man, his struggle with addiction, a year’s long law suit and how curiosity lead him to healing and freedom.  

054 How to Have Productive Conversations With People Different From You

054 How to Have Productive Conversations With People Different From You

Fred joins me today to discuss how we can engage other people with opposing opinions and have a decent, productive conversation. He shares his passion for helping people communicate with each other better and describes the event that changed his perspective on life. He explains what trigger words are, what unconscious bias is, and the kind of topics people always avoid. Fred also shares tips for making sure you have a dialogue with another person - instead of a debate.

052 Making the Case for a “Finding Your Best Self” with Corporate Rebel, Shelley Paxton

052 Making the Case for a “Finding Your Best Self” with Corporate Rebel, Shelley Paxton

Shelley Paxton had me from hello.  I met her while in the beginning of her leaving the corporate world to explore her next chapter.  From the moment we connected, I knew she was the real deal and that her gifts and story would transform all that met her.  Fast forward to today, we get to learn, in real time, how that journey is going. The results of her journey (so far) are in her new book (coming in late 2019), “Soulbbatical, A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life,” and a conversation about her viral article, “The Five Things Motorcycling Taught Me About Life and Leadership.”  

051 Fatherhood, Leadership, and Legacy with Devon Bandison

051 Fatherhood, Leadership, and Legacy with Devon Bandison

Devon joins me to share where he gets his passion when it comes to helping fathers be more connected with their families. He shares his journey through fatherhood and how his life has changed. He explains some of the myths around fatherhood, why you can be a family man as well as a businessman, and what he means by “fatherhood is leadership.” Devon also discusses how you can simplify a complicated life and why slowing down does not mean losing momentum.

050 | Bonus Episode: Helen Appleby Guest Hosts and Puts Mark in the Interview Chair

050 | Bonus Episode: Helen Appleby Guest Hosts and Puts Mark in the Interview Chair

After 50 episodes with dozens of incredible guests, we decided to answer a bunch of listener questions.  In this episode, Helen Appleby opens with a the viscerally pointed question,” when did life ask the most of you.”  From there it is a deep conversation about Midlife.  We talk about success, pressure, joy, relationship and why this time of life is so potent with opportunity and adventure.

049 Randy Essex of the Detroit Free Press Discusses the Rise of Suicide in America

049 Randy Essex of the Detroit Free Press Discusses the Rise of Suicide in America

When Randy Essex wrote the article, “Suicide in America the Dark Side of America Killing White Men,” he thought he would get a huge amount of negative feedback because of race and politics (which he did) but overwhelmingly, he experienced an opening up.  People wrote him and started deep and revealing insights.  Our conversation moves from “white privilege” to mental health and substance abuse to service and connection.  This is a conversation that cannot be had enough.

048 Hacking Life Through Improved Productivity with Demir Bentley

048 Hacking Life Through Improved Productivity with Demir Bentley

Demir joins me to discuss his passion for being more productive with less time. He shares what drove him to become more productive and why he decided to leave his position as CEO. He explains how Lifehack Bootcamp helps individuals and why he’s not fond of working with tech CEOs. Demir also describes the upcoming Lifehack Summit 2019 and what to expect from that event..

047 | Bonus Episode: What do Dione Warwick, Brene’ Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Mark Maron Have in Common?

047 | Bonus Episode: What do Dione Warwick, Brene’ Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Mark Maron Have in Common?

What happens when you show up, do what needs to be done, try to take care of yourself, and you still feel like a bit of a train wreck.  What do you do with the thoughts, feelings and body sensations that come along as your trying to get things done? 

For me, to engage in life’s challenges, it’s where I come from that dictates the quality, not the challenges themselves.

046 Art, Business, Authenticity and Choices with Rock Star, Stephen Kellogg

046 Art, Business, Authenticity and Choices with Rock Star, Stephen Kellogg

This conversation with Stephen Kellogg was a treat on so many levels.  Not only is he a super talented singer, writer, performer, but he is a student of life. In this episode we explore the costs (and rewards) of remaining authentic himself and his art.  We discuss what it’s like to be “almost there,” for over 20 years.  And, being grateful for an amazing life and career and still wanting more.  In the end, I see plain as day, that the life of a “rock star,” is no different than most careers.  OK, being on the stage is cool, but once off the stage, it’s real life for all of us.

045 You Can Innovate or Stagnate With Chris Colbert

045 You Can Innovate or Stagnate With Chris Colbert

Chris joins me today to describe how his life changed when he decided to learn more about himself. He shares his story before seeking help from various therapists and explains some of the significant changes in his life ever since he found his truth. Chris also discusses the importance of loving yourself and not needing validation from other people.

044 | Bonus Episode: The Fine Art Of Adulting

044 | Bonus Episode: The Fine Art Of Adulting

What happens when you show up, do what needs to be done, try to take care of yourself, and you still feel like a bit of a train wreck.  What do you do with the thoughts, feelings and body sensations that come along as your trying to get things done? 

For me, to engage in life’s challenges, it’s where I come from that dictates the quality, not the challenges themselves.

043 Will You Quit, Drown or Break Free with John Cottrell

043 Will You Quit, Drown or Break Free with John Cottrell

John joins me today to discuss the mindset challenges and limiting beliefs we often face during our midlife years. He explains how the way you perceive your past experiences impact your ability to cope and move forward and why it’s important to discuss your past experiences with others. He also explains the connection between your mind, body, and health and shares a simple strategy you can use to boost your self-confidence and reframe your mindset to overcome limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors.

042 How to Plan Your Next Home...For Life! With Francisca Alonso

042 How to Plan Your Next Home...For Life! With Francisca Alonso

Francisca joins me today to discuss what you should consider when building your next home. She explains how the term ‘retirement’ has been redefined by the baby boomer generation and how this evolution has impacted what midlife homeowners want most when designing their next homes. She explains how her company helps their clients design luxury homes that are not only stylish but also functional and shares tips on how to choose the perfect architect-build firm when designing a home that will last a lifetime.

041 Former Gang Member Turned Marketing Exec Turned Performance Coach, Mike Rosenfeld Talks Reinvention.

041 Former Gang Member Turned Marketing Exec Turned Performance Coach, Mike Rosenfeld Talks Reinvention.

If you are anything like me, you have lived several lives and had several “selves.”  Like Madonna, we reinvent ourselves over and over, as life brings new challenges and opportunities.  Today, Mike Rosenfeld, who’s journey from gang member to marketing executive (with a slight detour towards becoming a Rabbi), and now performance coach takes us on just such a journey.  Along the way we talk spirituality, breathwork, and making an impact.  Mike brings a unique blend of grit, reality, and bit of “new-age,” to a totally transformational conversation.  When you have been to hell and back, you have something to say!