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072 I Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness with Richard Pryor

072 I Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness with Richard Pryor

It sounds so cliché’, but Richard Pryor is an inspiration.  Not only because of what he and his family have gone through, but because what he learned about life, and shares every moment with those blessed to know him.  I won’t lie, the first few minutes of this conversation are tough.  I held back sobs as I tried to ask questions.  And, do not miss the opportunity to spend time with this exquisite human.  You will leave richer, deeper and profoundly grateful.

071 I How to Make Your Kids A.D.D and Organization Strategies Work For You With Ann Dolin

071 I How to Make Your Kids A.D.D and Organization Strategies Work For You With Ann Dolin

Ann joins me today to discuss how you can help free your mind from the daily stresses of life and focus on the things you want to get done. She describes how you and your child may experience the same level of anxiety, but from a different perspective. Ann also explains how you can help your child be free from academic anxiety as well as share routines on what you can do to help yourself become stress-free.

070 I Family or Business, It Doesn’t need to be Either/Or for Women with Tina Fox

070 I Family or Business, It Doesn’t need to be Either/Or for Women with Tina Fox

 I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this conversation.  There is no one point being made here.  The insight is in the story itself. Tina is that rare combination of the highly competent, high functioning person we all aspire to emulate, and an open, honest and vulnerable woman with an open heart, who shares the gritty behind the scenes. It is exactly this honesty that had me ask her to be on the show.  Success comes with a cost.  Big changes come with big choices.  Take the journey with us from Corporate Powerhouse, to Mom and Wife, to the harrowing escapades of the Entrepreneur’s life and as Tina takes us through those choices, the painful growth moments, and yes, the rewards of living full out. I really can’t pin a title, on this conversation… it’s the story itself that is the insight.

069 How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor with Gordon Bernhardt

069 How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor with 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.

067 I Balancing the Stage, Creativity, Sovereignty and Being "Mom" with Monique DeBose

067 I Balancing the Stage, Creativity, Sovereignty and Being "Mom" with Monique DeBose

Monique joins me to share her story about finding her inner peace and becoming who she was meant to be. She explains what her mindset was like before embarking on a journey of self-discovery. She describes the feeling of seeing her first child for the first time and the thoughts that ran inside her head. Monique also discusses what it took to get her stage show up and running as well as her plans for the future.

065 | Bonus Episode: My Thoughts Are Driving Me Crazy, Now What?

065 | Bonus Episode: My Thoughts Are Driving Me Crazy, Now What?

Woke up this morning hating myself.  The self-talk was at DEFCON 5 and the feelings went right along with it.  Usually I am free and clear of those pesky thoughts, but not this morning.  Now what do I do?  The trick is how I practiced all the days leading up to this day when the volume was turned down on the hateful inner dialog.  Today, no matter how loud, it still is of no consequence. A thought is a thought just as a cloud is a cloud.  Volume and seeming validity do not matter.

 

064 I What Wolves and Spirit Can Teach Us About Being Human with Teo Alfero

064 I What Wolves and Spirit Can Teach Us About Being Human with Teo Alfero

I noticed, I hesitated, and stuttered more than usual in this interview with my friend, mentor, teacher, spiritual guide, and brother, Teo Alfero.  Teo and I often speak about other worldly things, the nature of reality, and living this human existence while seeing behind the veil of everyday life.  We also talk business, family, struggles with food and coaching.  And on this podcast, Teo is promoting his new book, “The Wolf Connection,” which I wanted to weave into the conversation.  So …I ask your indulgence as my head and heart vie with my mouth to share as many facets of this remarkable man with you as I can in under 30 minutes.  I promise you a soul stirring conversation.

063 I You Can Rock Your Business and Nurture Your Soul with (Former) Over Achiever Allison Crow

063 I You Can Rock Your Business and Nurture Your Soul with (Former) Over Achiever Allison Crow

Allison joins me today to share why she chose to live a life that does not involve any form of overachieving. She discusses the moment she wanted to change her career path. She describes her many flaws and how she dealt with them. Allison also explains how we were all taught to think life is always good and why it was a poor state of mind.

061 I Karen Goldfinger Baker: How Shame and Worthiness Affects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives

061 I Karen Goldfinger Baker: How Shame and Worthiness Affects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives

It doesn’t matter your accomplishments (a Super bowl Ring), or your title, shame and worthiness are part of the equation if you are a thinking, feeling human being. Karen Goldfinger Baker works with NFL Players and Top Executives and shares with us the common themes that even the elite deal with.  I love this conversation because what I learned from Karen, is that the self-talk, the negative feelings, or even the evidence that we are not up to the task, do not matter.  Go and create anyway! 

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.