Sean and Andrea really opened up to us in this episode about their individual and shared stories of trauma, childhood abuse, alcoholism, trials and triumphs together. They were very open and vulnerable in telling their story (as explained in even more depth in their book). Andrea had her own tumultuous childhood, and Sean comes from a very successful background in music from the band Great Big Sea where his riotous lifestyle was enabled and made to flourish. He shares his story in which he kept a dark childhood secret until a momentous day in 2014 when he was finally able to lift his own burden by sharing it for the first time. They stuck together and seem like they are very close. Writing this incredibly deep and poignant book together is another testament of that! Check it out here!
In this episode, we talked about how little things make all the difference. This is a universal topic that has been discussed seemingly from the beginning of time - from ancient scripture to modern popular music. Little things make the difference in us lifting others and ourselves, in bettering our minds, bodies, relationships with everyone and so much more. We talk about a few real world stories of people helping each other and the deep impact that has had in otherwise small events. This applies in our day-to-day choices and the habits we create based on the real outcomes we want. Enjoy!
Adam Jablin is a best-selling author as well as a dynamic and highly sought after speaker, corporate consultant and performance coach. In this episode, he opened up about his story and journey of addiction and how his eyes were opened to so many valuable insights and aspects of life he was previously missing. He took that journey towards self-mastery and self-awareness and now lifts others through his many valuable tools and this great book: Lotsaholic: From a Sick to Sober Superman
We had the honor of welcoming fellow Albuquerquean (is that a word?), Thalia Toha. She has a unique background as an immigrant who came to the USA as a teenager. She was able to learn English and progress in school to the point of being able to go to Princeton and pursue her career, first as an architect and then as a business coach with incredibly thorough and effective principles for success and life balance! Enjoy!
This is a powerful episode where we hear the story of how Dr. Deguire, when she was just 4 years old, sustained 3rd degree burns over 2/3 of her body. Her new book, Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor, is a compelling read which recounts this event and the subsequent decades of its residual effects. She shares many of these intimate details with an admirable vulnerability with us in this interview. If you are going through hard things, or have gone through anything difficult (and haven't we all?!), there is much in the way of great perspective in this book and interview!
Lisa Fabrega is a very profound, intelligent, articulate and caring author and coach who teaches and uplifts anyone - from the local manager of a small business to Oscar nominees and Nobel Prize candidates. One of her major areas of focus is in capacity and expanding it to more fully and efficiently meet our goals. This enlightening discussion is sure to uplift, enlighten and inspire you! Connect with Lisa through her through her website.
We had a great conversation with Nathen Aaren regarding finding clarity for our dreams, obtaining the funds to bring them to fruition, and then executing! He came to us today from Portland and shared a remarkable story of pursuing his dreams in Hollywood, working with top talent and, through a few twists and turns, ending up homeless and living out of his car (spoiler alert!). His is a story of resilience and love for his fellow man/woman. He embodies these qualities as he empowers individuals to fulfill their goals and dreams. Find him on his website, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
This is a unique episode recorded as a spontaneous message after our scheduled guest had some unexpected difficulties and was therefore excused, of course. We rescheduled that guest and a message was shared instead about the indispensable need for human unity so we can overcome together during troubled times, individually and collectively.
This was a wonderful conversation with physical therapist (among other titles), author and consultant Melanie Weller! Melanie also specializes in the physics and mechanics of voice, body & breath. She had some very profound insights on tuning and aligning ourselves and how our physical state is very intimately tied to our well-being mentally and emotionally. This conversation is one you don't want to miss...
You can find out more about Melanie and her work at her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Melanie is offering a free Vagus Nerve Decompression Course on that teaches you bring your physical alignment into alignment with the big picture. Check her website and social media for updates on her book release.
Mark Shaiken has a great book, And...Just Like That - essays on a life before, during, and after the law. He was a lawyer for 38 years focusing on corporate bankruptcy and found a way to make a plan and transition out of that long career. Now he spends much of his time focused on various humanitarian pursuits including helping bring art to inner city children, photography for military veterans to find joy/meaning as well as Habitat for Humanity. Mark and his wife live in Denver and have an adult son. Come for interesting insights and stay for the extended lawyer hours billing! Just kidding...Enjoy!
Today we had the great privilege of chatting with Carson Tate and, despite preconceived notions surrounding a name like Carson, she is actually a bona fide, dynamic WOMAN! Carson works a great deal with jobs and employment in general. She works with companies of various sizes to maximize collective efficiency and overall satisfaction by implementing simple, yet profound, principles that can transform what could otherwise be toxic, life-sucking environments that plague many in the business world. Enjoy!
Jesh de Rox is a very calm and insightful fellow, bringing many wonderful insights in the realm of meditation and authentic human emotion. His website allows people to connect around the world, even strangers, to participate in and connect through meditation together. This was a pretty deep conversation which also touched on his deep background as an isolated child and, later, a photographer who developed a system for creating and bringing authentic emotion to our lives. Enjoy!
Dr. Elder imparted a vast array of wisdom related to our achieving and maintaining the utmost well-being on all levels of our health: mental, physical, spiritual and emotional. We talked about balanced nutrition tips, recommended eating regimens as well as transcendental meditation and other habits to develop as peaceful and healthy a life as possible. Check out his website and his book on Amazon: Picture of Health: Transform Your Self-Care and Health Care Through Ayurvedic and Integrative Medicine
Dr. Livingston has a very profound set of stories and illustrations to show us what a healthy relationship looks like (and doesn't)! He told us about gaining clarity about his own habits and patterns in his life after over 30 years. He talked at length about the food industry and some dirty secrets and techniques used to create and market a synthetic food-like substance. All in all, there are many gems of knowledge and insight. Check out Glenn's website and get a free copy of his book, Never Binge Again!
Michele Molitor is the head of Nectar Consulting and lifts people from all walks of life with her highly effective Rapid Rewiring techniques. She is also an executive confidence coach and an acclaimed author of multiple books including Breakthrough Healing. We discussed how the subconscious mind functions in terms of blocks and barriers we impose on ourselves (many times involuntarily) involving money, love, success, etc. She expounded many wonderful insights and and invited one and all for a free discovery call and to join her amazing Facebook group: Rewire for Success. Enjoy!
Speaking with Bob Wheeler on today's episode was quite a delight! He has a vast base of experience and knowledge in all things finance as well as the emotional factors that contribute to attitudes and decisions in that arena. As CFO of the world-famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, he also has a treasure trove of stories and insights on the storied history of a venue that made tons of comedians into household names! He truly cares about the people he serves and offers some great bi-weekly online classes as well as other excellent material, not the least of which is his popular book, The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money. Find out more at TheMoneyNerve.com!
Charlie Hartwell brought us a lot of insights regarding mindfulness and living in the present moment - not worrying about the past or future. He also shared some of his story of how he "awakened" and started down this path, as well as several apps and tools we can all utilize to maximize our results in this realm. Enjoy!
Stephanie Raffelock is a wonderful guest with a great deal of wisdom, tips and stories all centered around her book, A Delightful Little Book on Aging! We talked about the various facets of aging as well as compared and contrasted both men and women as well as those who seem to age well versus those who don't. We talked also about her background, George Burns, my great aunt Elinor and tons more! Don't miss it!
Megan Gallagher (see website here) is a young, dynamic woman with a long history of extreme anxiety including panic attacks and other very difficult experiences. She learned many techniques and has used them herself to largely overcome these challenges. Now, she is a three-time Ted Talk speaker (the 3rd one comes out this summer), soon to be four-time author, public speaker and overall inspiration. Her story and this conversation are definitely things you don't wanna miss!
Blake Bauer shared his history that brought him from drug addiction and deep pain to a place of healing, clarity and prosperity. In his book, You Were Not Born to Suffer, Blake shares the wisdom gained in this journey along with principles and actions to bring about such transformation. In this episode, we discuss how our bodies, minds and souls are very deeply interconnected and how we can embrace pain as a friend urging us to love ourselves and others better in the process of becoming our best selves. Enjoy!
In this episode, Jennifer Longmore opened our eyes to some techniques in facing ourselves, our stories and our responsibility in our lives in order to also find true clarity and purpose. We addressed some of my own life difficulties and traumas in the latter half as well and she generously imparted many nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy!
What an amazing interview we had with Adriana Kyser (she often goes by Adri). Check out her website and get the free gift we discussed in our interview. Among other topics, we talked about how limiting beliefs are developed and how we can eliminate those sorts of obstacles through honesty with ourselves and CHOOSING a balanced approach to happiness in our lives. We also talked about guidelines surrounding sleep and tons of really deep topics surrounding our overall well-being as humans. I'm excited to share this one with you! While we should be charging $1 billion, we for this interview, we decided to discount that and make it FREE! ;)
We were privileged to chat with Majo about her background and how she arrived at this place where she wrote a best-selling book which we highly recommend you pick up (GoodGirlMyth.com). We covered some of the history of the patriarchy and how women have largely been assigned certain roles, some of which were never desired. We covered the dynamics involved in family life and much, much more! This episode has something for everyone!
Udo Erasmus has a no nonsense approach to human health, harmony and overall well-being. We covered his unique background being born and raised during, and immediately after, World War II. He shared some wisdom about many areas of health, including and especially mindfulness and common sense approaches to balancing our minds, hearts and bodies. Check out his Total Sexy Health FREE e-book and mini course here as well!
Thais Gibson has several degrees and over a dozen certifications in everything from psychology to hypnosis and even neuro-linguistic programming. She is a very sharp and articulate author, speaker and co-creator of the Personal Development School in Toronto, Canada. As if all that weren't enough, she also has an incredible YouTube channel also called Personal Development School with nearly 24,000 subscribers and nearly 2 million views (and counting!). This interview is one for the ages...especially as all of us seek clarity and alignment in our lives.
Nick Onken is a very talented, dynamic, creative and extremely accomplished photographer as well as brand builder! He has worked with huge companies like Nike, Coca-Cola and Reebok as well as huge celebrities like Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, Usher and tons of others (see more and plenty of images here and on his amazing Instagram). Now, he is also helping entrepreneurs and business owners build and elevate their brands through visual storytelling and other crucial strategies. Listen to his story and insights. Please note, there was a small 10 second audio glitch around 28:30 in the interview! All in all, though, we had a great interview with plenty of universal success principles!
This episode really has something for just about everyone! Whether you are building and maintaining a team (sales, MLM, etc) or trying to take care of your family to the best of your ability, the principles discussed here are ones that can be applied in many areas. We also covered how you can get Josh's book AND the audiobook version for FREE on JoshCoats.com. Enjoy our conversation!
We had the privilege, as we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast, of interviewing Elena Cardone! She opened up about her background and her relationship with Grant. She even explained why she wouldn't even date him for over a year as well as why it was essential for both of them to work on themselves to be worthy of each other. We also talked about dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, parenting, childhood rebellion and more!
We talked today about John Kraskinski holding an online prom plus some of the parameters for reopening much of the economy. We also shared some of Brooke Baldwin's account of her experiences with the virus and our positive outlook moving forward!
We talked about how the numbers that have been reported surrounding the coronavirus may be very misleading. We also talked about some of the parameters and ramifications of reopening certain places as well as the 50th anniversary of the return of the Apollo 13 crew.
Today we talked about some of the proposed parameters for reopening the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas as well as what's driving some stocks upward with the developing coronavirus news. Listen for that and much more on this episode. And, most of all, let's keep our heads up and stay strong together, my friends!
Ep. 096: Coronavirus Day 28 - Wuhan Lab Conspiracy Theories, Reopening Economy & Words of Encouragement!
We touched on some of the conspiracy theories surrounding covid-19 and its origins. There are many theories and overall speculation regarding this. We also touched on how schooling and the economy as a whole may look as we return to business.
Ep. 095: Coronavirus Days 26 & 27 - Stimulus Payments, $8.2 Million Mistake, Trump’s Total Authority Claim & More!
Today we talked more about the numbers which appear to slowly be leveling off as we reach a peak in the USA on the coronavirus infections and deaths. We talked about a man who apparently received $8.2 million in his bank account instead of the $1700 he anticipated. And, of course, we talked a bit about President Trump's claim of total authority in reopening the economy, etc.
We addressed several topics today involving concerts from home, stimulus payments, Disney World, increased alcohol consumption numbers and the forthcoming interview with Elena Cardone. Please send questions for her as a DM to @empower101 on Instagram or a direct email to email@example.com.
Here are the links to update your banking information and some information regarding a tracker for stimulus payments:
HAPPY EASTER! We talked about Easter today including the contrasts in my world between Easter 2019 and Easter 2020. The same sorts of contrasts probably exist in yours as well. We talked about how the Thunderbirds flew in formation over hospitals in Las Vegas as well as the stimulus payments, which have started going out via ACH direct deposit as of Saturday April 11th.
Ep. 092: Coronavirus Day 22 - Stimulus Money, Las Vegas Strip, David Goggins & Perspectives of My 100 Year Old Great Aunt Elinor!
In today's episode, we covered a variety of topics surrounding all things mentioned in the title. We encourage one and all to stay positive and to keep sharing in this podcast with us. Share it with friends, family, co-workers, etc so we can build our united community together. Don't forget to visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more including memes, links and more podcast episodes.
Ep. 091: Coronavirus Days 20 & 21 - California vs. New York + Boris Johnson, Retailers & Glimmers of Hope!
In this episode, we talked about some of the differences of what has transpired in California vs. New York as well as some details surrounding the schools and some speculation from Dr. Fauci. There are many positive things to focus on as we approach a positive resolution of all this. Stay strong!
Ep. 090: Laura Gassner Otting Returns! + Day 19 (New York, Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc?), TWO YEAR PODCAST-IVERSARY!
We were delighted to welcome back the always insightful Laura Gassner Otting to discuss the ongoing pandemic as well as her book and forthcoming course, both called Limitless. We covered various thoughts, concerns and observations of the coronavirus situation as well as got in depth as to many of the deep principles in her book and course. We also covered some experiences related to hydroxychloroquine mixed with zinc as a successful treatment of those who are most severely ill from covid-19. This is an action-packed episode! Stay strong, positive and connected!
We talked today about some developments with the numbers as well as some help coming into New York from Washington state and China. We also covered more reasons for hope and inspiration as we get through this virus situation together as ONE!
In this episode, we talked more about the continuing crisis and effects of this virus situation. I am speaking to friends in New York, one of whom may join us for the podcast in the next few days as well. Stay positive, my friends!
Ep. 087: Coronavirus Day 15 - “UNPRECEDENTED,” STIMULUS MONEY TIMING + The Election & Other Updates!
We talked about how so many of us are using the word "unprecedented" related to this covid-19 situation. It truly is! We talked about the stimulus money coming to individuals and families as well as businesses and how that will work. Some thoughts also on the frustration and seriousness surrounding this as well as this election year and what that might mean.
We discussed several topics including the story of why episode 13 wasn't released at the right time. We also got into the numbers and talked a little about two interviews with a person in Italy and one in Sweden. We covered some of the hopeful angles of this pandemic and how we can all come out better on the other side of this.
We discussed my experiences at Costco and Albertson's as well as getting out with my boys. This all filters through the current (and extended) social distancing guidelines. We talked about some of the latest projections and some food for thought regarding all these facts. Thanks for joining us!
As the title suggests, we delved into some stark differences between the swine flu outbreak and covid-19. The numbers are where the biggest difference lies and we discuss that, especially in terms of mortality today. We also discussed more in depth what is currently expected and some of the good that can and will come from all of this!
The situation continues to evolve with the coronavirus pandemic. We discuss some topics and shared an audio related to the hoarding that has gone on. We talked further about the numbers as well as the unemployment repercussions. Go to hope.empowerhumans.com for more!
In today’s episode, we covered several topics as mentioned in the title. The numbers in the USA have now exceeded China in terms of confirmed cases. The USA has now also exceeded 1000 deaths and currently stands around 1300 deaths due to this virus. We covered more aspects of the "stimulus" bill and what to expect there as well as mental health of children in particular. Lastly, we shared a recording about the possibility of ibuprofen and Advil being a huge problem with this virus as it may increase its power around ten fold. Stay positive and strong! We are in this together and going to get through this!
Dr. Nima is a dynamic speaker, teacher and so much more! With his “Overview Method” and Trigger Proof Facebook group he helps people greatly reduce stress, dissolve and heal past wounds and baggage and really find their true path towards happiness, success and joy in life. This is a process of looking at big pictures and identifying the relationship between certain triggers and ultimately healing ourselves because we are what we can control. Catch his live online 5 hour event at this link also. He takes a multi-day event and compresses it into this 5 hour super event! Of course, we also covered some of the latest related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Today we got more in depth on some of the numbers and comparisons specifically between China and Italy. We also touched on the movement to legally stop mortgage and rent payments until this pandemic passes. Keep studying and head over to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more info, links (including to our Facebook group) and memes for comic relief.
In this episode, we covered updated numbers and what it all means, including the vast number of people who have recovered so far. We talked about some topics related to the stimulus package being proposed, inflation and some thoughts on the "Back to the Future" trilogy which I watched with my boys whilst quarantined. Lastly, we covered some thoughts and ideas surrounding weddings, many of which have been disrupted, canceled or altered in the era of "social distancing".
In today's episode, we talked more about the progressing nature of the numbers related to the coronavirus. We touched briefly on the death of Kenny Rogers yesterday, as well as my chat with my grandmother ("Grams") and some of what she had to say and is experiencing. Again, go to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com to connect with our Facebook group and other links as well as some memes for comic relief! Stay strong, my friends!