Empower Humans: A Success, Joy & Growth Podcast!
Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy - TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy - TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

July 14, 2019

Mitchell Levy is a wonderfully charismatic man with a keen understanding of branding, marketing and business.  He provides valuable consulting and other services to businesses including upper level executives and CEO's.  He also provides ghost writing and other related services to effectively build brand recognition as a thought leader or recognized expert in a certain field.  In this interview, we discussed all of this along with some skills and techniques involving authenticity, vulnerability and integrity that apply no matter your current station in life.

Mitchell can be reached through his central hub at MitchellLevy360.com as well as AhaThat.com.  Enjoy this great interview!

Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

July 8, 2019

Maki Moussavi is a success coach and the author of the new book, The High Achiever's Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment.  In this interview, we discussed finding clarity both in what we are tolerating and in expectations towards actual, meaningful fulfillment in our lives.  We talk about how to avoid putting things off and actually challenge ourselves, our fears and delusions to consciously reprogram our minds towards the outcomes we want and deserve.

Buy her book, follow her blog, learn more about her bio & valuable services and contact her all through https://makimoussavi.com.

Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

June 30, 2019

As founder of LINK, Jill Valdez is a very wise and experienced business professional committed to helping others in business to maximize their results on all levels.  In this interview, we thoroughly discussed everything from management styles and company culture to effective interviews and interacting well with employees and others.  We also covered some examples related to AT&T, Apple, McDonald's, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs.  Whether you have a business, want to start a business, have a regular job or just spend money at businesses, this episode has TONS of value for one and all!

For more information from Jill, text the word "link" to 31996.  For the sample interview questions, text the word "questions" to 31996.

Ep. 055: KORN’S Brian “Head” Welch & Daughter Jennea

Ep. 055: KORN’S Brian “Head” Welch & Daughter Jennea

June 2, 2019

This is an interview with two amazing people who have been through A LOT and come together with a beautiful father/daughter relationship. They invited all of us to join them on this journey through the new documentary, "Loud Krazy Love," coming out on DVD June 11th! We covered so much here from addictions to dreadlocks, parent involvement to the music itself. Enjoy this great interview with Brian "Head" Welch and his lovely daughter, Jennea.

Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

May 30, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the differences between the BIG picture and the small details of life as well as the importance of balancing both.  We might also refer to this as MACRO vs. MICRO and it applies in all areas of life as well as in our lives as a whole.  I talked about the movie "Signs," which I watched recently with my boys, as well as some recent things I've heard from Chris Hardwick (ID10T Podcast) as well as Mel Robbins and others.  The BIG picture can free us from letting small moments consume us!

Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

May 23, 2019

When we learn to consistently say "NO" to the wrong things to make room for the RIGHT things, a world of harmony and consistency can unfold for us.  Join us in this episode as we talk about some of the logistics of this principle and how it applies across the board in life, whether that be in business, relationships, personal interests, etc!  There is great POWER in the word "NO"!

Ep. 052: LISA BILYEU!

Ep. 052: LISA BILYEU!

April 23, 2019

In this incredible interview with Lisa Bilyeu, we discussed a wide range of topics including her background in the UK and how she met Tom to her heros, relationships, empowering women and so much more! It's interesting to see how her journey and evolving mindset have fueled her part in this power couple's immense success. This is another interview you don't want to miss!

Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

April 10, 2019

PEACE. This is something that it's safe to say we all seek in our existence here. It is a priceless commodity that is sometimes hard to come by, perhaps because we gullible humans often look for it in all the wrong places. We talk in this episode about finding real, lasting peace, expanding our mindfulness and controlling our thought patterns. I elaborate on some thoughts surrounding my great aunt, Elinor Otto, who will turn 100 in October 2019. We discuss some of her trials and triumphs and the recent death of her grandson and my last conversation with him about a month earlier. Life is fragile. Let's be completely alive and present in this place to attain that lasting peace we seek.

Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

March 25, 2019

What better way to celebrate our 50TH EPISODE of the podcast than to talk to the son of Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivational authors and speakers in history!  Tom is continuing in his dad's footsteps and has a new book called Choose to Win, out now with lots of great options through www.ChooseToWinBook.com.  Tom shares all sorts of insights in growing up as Zig's son and his work ethic and genuineness that fueled his rise after many thousands of hours of study, blood sweat and tears.  This is a great interview with a great man who represents one of the great American families.  Enjoy!

Ep. 049: Sony Animation’s BRANDON JEFFORDS

Ep. 049: Sony Animation’s BRANDON JEFFORDS

March 18, 2019

In this episode, we have a real life animator who has worked on a BUNCH of great projects you're familiar with, including "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and the "Hotel Transylvania" franchise.  He has a story of passion and discouragement, trials and triumph that all of us can relate to in our pursuit of our own passions and successes.  Listen as we discuss everything from old cartoons and influences to driving taxi and the unfailing support of his wife as he broke through the barriers and found his voice.  Enjoy lots of success principles as we journey in pursuit of dreams on this episode!

Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER - The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER - The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

March 10, 2019

This is a special interview with Jamie Lerner, co-author of the book, The Ever-Loving Essence of You!  We talked about allowing and taking care of ourselves and others by changing our mindset and our approach to habits in general.  She is a very experienced and loving therapist with many years of experience, so her insights are very valuable to one and all!  Enjoy!

Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting - Limitless!

Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting - Limitless!

March 4, 2019

This powerful interview is one you don't want to miss! Laura Gassner Otting is an author and accomplished speaker and coach with a broad background working with non-profits, businesses and much more! We talked at length about getting out of our own way and freeing ourselves from the worries of what other people think. This is about boldly carving our own path with purpose and living our best life. Go here to find out about her new book: Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life ALSO, start your own progress at www.LimitlessAssessment.com!

Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: “Passion in the Bones”

Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: “Passion in the Bones”

February 24, 2019

Elaine Howard is an accomplished attorney who wrote an impressive book called "Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure".  In this interview, we discussed the nature of negative and positive energy and the choices we make to focus on passion and positive things to turn one's life around.  Elaine has a great story and gave us a great interview.  I can't recommend this book enough.  Visit www.PassionInTheBones.com to learn more and to get your copy!

Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

February 18, 2019

We talk in this episode about how doors close and open, creating new links in the chain that makes up our life here.  Each closed door welcomes a new opportunity as other doors can then open.  We talk about Jamie Lee Curtis and her story of links in a chain, after being fired, that led to much of her continued success in her career.  Phil opens up also about his own life situation since starting the podcast and why he was absent from the podcast for almost a month...We have much more in store, starting with this episode! 

Ep. 044: “MIND OVER MATTER” - Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

Ep. 044: “MIND OVER MATTER” - Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

January 20, 2019

The new documentary film "Mind Over Matter" skillfully tells the inspirational story of Brandon Mendenhall, who was born with cerebral palsy.  Despite having a left hand that was virtually paralyzed (among other debilitating difficulties), Brandon found a voice in music and, against all odds, overcame and began playing guitar.  After years of struggle and hard work, he now plays with a talented band called The Mendenhall Experiment and has won awards and played alongside big names in music and at some big shows - proving we should all rethink our view and treatment of those with "disabilities"!  Join us for his story and then pre-order the film at www.mindovermatterfilm.com (it will be released on January 25th!).  Also, check out The Mendenhall Experiment wherever you get music!

Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

January 11, 2019

After a break during the holiday season, we are back with this episode of some universal principles as we solidify our foundation of understanding the nature of our life here together.  We also talk about 5 key principles that support and fuel us in actually living our best possible life.  With some real focus and effort, we can have, do and be what we should - now and always!

Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

December 19, 2018

FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the process of growth. Thank you all for a great year as we prepare for new episodes in the new year and beyond!

Ep. 041: REENA DUTT - “Too Many Bodies” Filmmaker

Ep. 041: REENA DUTT - “Too Many Bodies” Filmmaker

December 6, 2018

We had an insightful interview today with the director and producer of the powerful short film "Too Many Bodies" about school shootings.  This incredible film is only about five minutes in length and left me in tears when I saw it at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.  I knew we had to get whoever was behind this film on the podcast to discuss it and we did!  Reena gave us so many insights into her production process as well as a candid discussion on gun violence, both in and out of schools, bullying and some of our thoughts on solutions!

Ep. 040: GRATITUDE - EYES UP!

Ep. 040: GRATITUDE - EYES UP!

November 30, 2018

Gratitude is truly an indispensable element of a happy and content life!  This episode expounds on the many, many benefits of gratitude to our physical, psychological and emotional health.  We share a couple of stories and some insights on the benefits of gratitude in our first of perhaps many episodes over time on this topic.  We will be talking more about this in some of our upcoming interviews.  Let’s fill our hearts with this powerful emotion at all times…not just during certain seasons or moments!

Ep. 039: JOHN MABRY - Powerful Insights in Overcoming Addictions!

Ep. 039: JOHN MABRY - Powerful Insights in Overcoming Addictions!

November 15, 2018

Everyone should listen to this episode because the plague of addiction is growing and affects all of us in some way. Whether you or someone you love or others you don't know are in the grasps of this disease, our interview today with John Mabry provides hope. This is a man who has experienced tragedies including losing his own leg in a roll over crash and losing his brother also to addiction. He also has been firmly in addiction's grip himself, but provides hopeful words and insights for our audience to overcome this difficulty. Visit www.addictioncampuses.com or call 888-614-2251 for more information and help.

Ep. 038: ASPEN LUZIER - Rebel For A Change!

Ep. 038: ASPEN LUZIER - Rebel For A Change!

November 7, 2018

Aspen Luzier is a lot of great things including a mother, wife to KORN drummer Ray Luzier and sincere seeker of change for those who have experienced the hell of addiction, either for themselves or someone they care about. She offers a great deal of insight and vulnerability about her own story of dealing with addiction in her own family and how we can take these things and, instead of perpetuating their destruction, turn them into constructive, loving instruments of positive change. This is a powerful interview so don't miss it!

Ep. 037: YOU DESERVE GREAT THINGS!

Ep. 037: YOU DESERVE GREAT THINGS!

November 2, 2018

Find out the root meaning of the word "deserve" and several principles surrounding feeling worthy of our life ambitions. Self-esteem can be a difficult topic and most people suffer from lower self-esteem, at least at certain times in their life. We cover some stories surrounding this as well as some principles to turn it around if the negative energy of low self-esteem may have seeped into any of our lives. This episode may help you and/or several people you know. Share it!

Ep. 036: KORN’S RAY LUZIER

Ep. 036: KORN’S RAY LUZIER

October 25, 2018

The consummate professional, Ray Luzier gave us over an hour of his valuable time talking about everything from his childhood on the farm in Pennsylvania to his work ethic, success principles and what it's like on the big stage in front of tens of thousands of people.  This in-depth interview is everything you want to know about life on the road, drumming philosophy and even spinning of sticks (and how many he breaks per show on average - hint: it's a lot!).  This guy delivers in a big time way in everything he's involved with, and this interview is no exception!

Ep. 035: WILL MCCOY - NoBully.org!

Ep. 035: WILL MCCOY - NoBully.org!

October 23, 2018

As we continue Bullying Prevention Month, we were privileged to sit down with Mr. Will McCoy, CEO of NoBully.org.  We covered a lot in this great interview at their offices in The Presidio in San Francisco.  Mr. McCoy enlightened us on some of the causes, effects and solutions surrounding bullying.  We even addressed bullying experienced when he was a kid.  This interview is very important with this topic at the forefront of our modern culture.  Listen, learn and act!

Ep. 034: [EXCLUSIVE] THE BOY CRISIS Interview: Dr. John Gray & Dr. Warren Farrell

Ep. 034: [EXCLUSIVE] THE BOY CRISIS Interview: Dr. John Gray & Dr. Warren Farrell

October 18, 2018

There is a BOY CRISIS plaguing our society, but there is hope!  Dr. John Gray (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus) & Dr. Warren Farrell (Why Men Are The Way They Are) discuss in depth the concepts surrounding this crisis such as the effects of fatherlessness in our society, ADD/ADHD, the "purpose void" among many men and boys, parenting concepts and much more!  This book has been called "the most important book of the 21st century" and should be in the library of any serious learner!  Enjoy our EXCLUSIVE interview with BOTH co-authors of this powerful book!

Ep. 033: The SUBCONSCIOUS MIND & The POWER of BELIEF!

Ep. 033: The SUBCONSCIOUS MIND & The POWER of BELIEF!

October 11, 2018

We talk in this episode about some key principles surrounding belief, which is largely a topic based on our own decisions and choices.  Beliefs run us so we must be careful to be accurate and abundant in our own favor when it comes to beliefs.  We talk at length about the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.  We also referenced a few stories including some of what drove George Lucas to start Industrial Light & Magic.  Our life is a product of the story we tell ourselves about ourselves, and that has a great deal to do with BELIEF!

Ep. 032: Tension + Passion = MOMENTUM!

Ep. 032: Tension + Passion = MOMENTUM!

October 5, 2018

Building MOMENTUM in our lives is one of the most important, yet hardest, things we can do. It's important to build that momentum in the right direction towards the things we want, not the things we don't want. We talk in this episode about trains and other moving vehicles and how they build momentum. We share some of the motivational speaker Les Brown's story of overcoming labels and obstacles as well as some motivational thoughts and quotes he shared. Lastly, we go over 8 ways to really maintain the process of momentum in our lives!

Ep. 031: “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” - HOPE vs. Regrets

Ep. 031: “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” - HOPE vs. Regrets

September 28, 2018

This episode is all about properly overcoming regrets through framing things properly and taking 7 steps towards finalizing that ultimately. We talk about using GPS and how sometimes we take a wrong turn but can get back on course. We have some great quotes from Dr. Arthur Freeman and Bob Proctor with some added concepts and illustrations. WE assign meaning and are responsible for how we focus our energy. No matter what regrets we have, you are priceless and are never alone...There is ALWAYS hope!

Ep. 030: SYNERGIZE - A Team Sport!

Ep. 030: SYNERGIZE - A Team Sport!

September 20, 2018

"Synergize" is a word used in business, families and other organizations that means finding value in others and finding ways to maximize the results. They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and thus is the case when we talk about synergy. We talk in this episode regarding some fascinating facts surrounding bees and how they accomplish their short life's mission. We expand on some of these principles and talk about another story of synergy used to save 9 lives and how all of this can apply to us individually, and especially as a team!

Ep. 029: A CHAMPION’S MIND!

Ep. 029: A CHAMPION’S MIND!

September 13, 2018

This is a great episode about the mindset and approach of champions, those who have achieved some level of greatness in a particular field of endeavor. We talk today about Kobe Bryant and his approach to bettering himself after some surprising things that happened when he was very young (he covered some of it on Lewis Howes' podcast from last week as well). We talk about Michael Jordan and the upside of getting cut from his high school team as well as other principles including a progressive map of etymology of words pertaining to success and becoming a true champion! Lastly, we touch on some details as they pertain to the 9/11 anniversary this week.

Ep. 028: HABITS - Prison or PARADISE!

Ep. 028: HABITS - Prison or PARADISE!

September 5, 2018

Our habits are the building blocks that make us what we are!  In this episode, we cover the nature of habits and how they develop in our lives as well as the meaning and roots of the word.  With decisive material from Tony Robbins, Vince Lombardi, John Maxwell and others including some great stories, there is much to learn on this topic!  Join us and explore how to maximize our good habits while replacing the bad ones.

Ep. 027: PERSEVERE for Lasting Joy!

Ep. 027: PERSEVERE for Lasting Joy!

August 30, 2018

Perseverence is often the main difference between those who are successful, satisfied, joyful and happy and those who are not.  This doesn't mean things will be easy, but in this episode we discuss the nature of perseverence as it pertains to any objective - from doing the dishes to surviving as a prisoner of war such as John McCain (who passed away this week) did for 5 1/2 years.  We share some ways we can all enhance our abilities to persevere more consistently.  This is a great topic for any of us in all walks of life!

Ep. 026: POWER in the LAW OF ATTRACTION!

Ep. 026: POWER in the LAW OF ATTRACTION!

August 23, 2018

The Law of Attraction is a topic that has been talked about and addressed in various ways and from multiple angles over the years.  In this episode, we talk about the functional structure of chosen focus and feelings to inject power into our lives on a consistent basis.  Since ABUNDANCE is our birthright, we cover ways to harness our emotions and make room for the things we desire most while getting rid of those we do not to create even more space for the desired results.  Join us along with principles and stories related from Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield to learn how to get the most out of the LAW OF ATTRACTION!

Ep. 025: YOUR ABUNDANCE Is All Around You!

Ep. 025: YOUR ABUNDANCE Is All Around You!

August 16, 2018

It is easy to overlook, sadly, that ABUNDANCE is all around us!  When we say "abundance," we are referring to those things that we actually want in our lives.  In this episode, we discuss this concept as it relates to a chosen mindset, patterns and surroundings we incorporate into our lives.  We talk about a parable of a tomato and the planting of seeds for a harvest.  We also talk about Oprah Winfrey and her struggles as well as obvious triumphs.  Along with this, we cover specific traits and attributes of those who seek and obtain ABUNDANCE (which is all around us)!

Ep. 024 Your IMPACT: The Butterfly Effect!

Ep. 024 Your IMPACT: The Butterfly Effect!

August 11, 2018

In this episode, we talk at length about the concept of our worth as humans and the very real, tangible and lasting effects of our thoughts, words and actions.  We also talk about the struggles and turns of events that led to Ole Kirk Christiansen starting The Lego Group in 1932.  This is one of several examples used of the so-called "butterfly effect" of the seemingly small things in this world including our actions and the profound impact they can have - for better or worse!  Listen with an open mind and get to know yourself to maximize that impact in our world!

Ep. 023: Why You Are What You Are! (And How to Be Even BETTER!)

Ep. 023: Why You Are What You Are! (And How to Be Even BETTER!)

August 1, 2018

In this episode, we cover some ground on how we start in this life as babies and what that meant for us then as well as what it means for us now in terms of what should matter as we continue to develop and grow.  We also cover some topics surrounding our self-view and getting to know ourselves as well as Tony Robbins' 6 Core Human Needs and how those unfold in various ways for each of us individually!

Ep. 022: Bring Your Own LIGHT (BYOL)!

Ep. 022: Bring Your Own LIGHT (BYOL)!

July 25, 2018

Light is a source of life and joy in our lives.  In this episode, we talk about the scientific nature of light and how that applies figuratively to us in order to balance our lives and find joy!  We also shared two great stories of others helping lift others and even those who were about to take their own lives.  This is a broad yet very valuable topic!  See how you can manage and increase your light and your ability to generate light and positive energy so you can share that with the world!

Ep. 021: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 2 of 2)

Ep. 021: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 2 of 2)

July 17, 2018

Setting goals is a crucial centerpiece to have a target and set a path to hit that target or set of targets.  In this episode, we talk about a few stories of people who set their minds to something and the power of the mind in general in terms of how we focus and follow through.  It's worth noting that our attitudes are very important and we must have solid "why's" for everything we set out to do.

Ep. 020: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 1 of 2)

Ep. 020: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 1 of 2)

July 10, 2018

Setting goals is a crucial centerpiece to have a target and set a path to hit that target or set of targets.  In this episode, we talk about a few stories of people who set their minds to something and the power of the mind in general in terms of how we focus and follow through.  It's worth noting that our attitudes are very important and we must have solid "why's" for everything we set out to do.

Ep. 019: Success & AVOIDING DISTRACTIONS!

Ep. 019: Success & AVOIDING DISTRACTIONS!

July 2, 2018

In today's episode, we discuss the nature of distraction and the counterfeits of sensory stimulation as well as what the word "amusement" really means based on its roots.  There are a couple of stories and examples as well as 11 ways we can avoid distractions and stay focused on our end game.  This topic is crucial to finding success in any human endeavors and, as always, is subject to the discretion and individual circumstances of YOU!

Ep. 018: Maximize TIME - Get the Life You Want!

Ep. 018: Maximize TIME - Get the Life You Want!

June 25, 2018

"TIME...the ever-flowing river!" - Jurassic Park The Ride  This episode is all about time, priorities and stepping up our use thereof to really get to the life we want and deserve.  We get what we put into our lives.  This, as always, is all about balance.  It's not just about work or play or anything else.  It's about all of that and building relationships and becoming better.  We talk in the latter half of the podcast also about a study of the rich and how they spend about 4 hours out of every day.  As many say, do what others won't and live like others can't.  This applies to all areas of life (wealth, health and overall happiness) in which we can truly be rich by our wise and deliberate use of TIME!

Ep. 017: FREEDOM from Internal & External Chains!

Ep. 017: FREEDOM from Internal & External Chains!

June 18, 2018

This episode covers various principles and a few stories related to the chains that bind us that are sometimes delusional.  We talk about some analogies related to cars and airplanes.  The bottom line is that we have opportunities to face these chains for what they are and overcome them with simple choices and taking the right steps!  This is crucial to finding the success and joy we all seek in life!

Ep. 016: MIND POWER: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself!

Ep. 016: MIND POWER: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself!

June 10, 2018

In this episode, we share several examples of the immense power of the mind to influence our bodies and surroundings. We also touch on the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza. This book addresses the chemical and physical processes that take place, starting in the mind, to effect change and growth. We have some studies and stories that are sure to get you thinking...which is the outcome we want from this episode!

Ep. 015: How to “Muscle Through Challenges”

Ep. 015: How to “Muscle Through Challenges”

June 3, 2018

In this episode, we talk at length about the nature of challenges of different sorts that we all face in life.  We talked about Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search For Meaning as well as 10 principles and steps that can be taken to really maximize our response to the various trials of life.  We touched on some thoughts and quotes from Brendon Burchard and Dwayne Johnson and we reiterate that we as people are much more than any particular moment in our lives!  Muscle through...YOU CAN DO IT and we are hear to support you!

Ep. 014: Greg McKeown (NY Times Best-Selling Author, Essentialism)

Ep. 014: Greg McKeown (NY Times Best-Selling Author, Essentialism)

May 28, 2018

This is our long-awaited interview with none other than New York Times Best-Selling Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown.  This guy is sharp as can be and has some wonderful insights, principles and stories to share with us!  His positive energy and vitality are contagious.  We talked about what self-leadership means and how pursuing the essential in life is truly the key to maximizing the totality of our lives in the end.  Enjoy this great interview with a great author, world-class speaker and motivator - the one and only Greg McKeown!

Ep. 013: PATIENT Perseverence!

Ep. 013: PATIENT Perseverence!

May 20, 2018

In this episode, we discuss what it means to be PATIENT while persevering in whatever tasks and goals we are trying to accomplish.  We talk about the meaning of these words and how it all relates to some really inspiring stories and quotes included in this podcast.  Phil also talks at length about loneliness and reminding us that nobody is ever truly alone.  The main message is that just about anything really worth doing and accomplishing requires patient perseverance!

Ep. 012: Your Gift: The Key to Your Best Life!

Ep. 012: Your Gift: The Key to Your Best Life!

May 13, 2018

I am a firm believer that every person has valuable gifts to contribute to lifting humanity, including their own individual selves.  In this episode, we will discuss several aspects of these gifts including much of what Steve Harvey said about taking a leap of faith with our gifts so we can soar!  We also cover several ways we can effectively discover and develop our gifts.  Finding and living in our gift(s) is a key foundational piece to creating our best life and a satisfying legacy!

Ep. 011: Enjoying the Journey!

Ep. 011: Enjoying the Journey!

May 6, 2018

Life is a journey whose every experience, pleasant or painful, is an opportunity for positive growth and expansion of joy.  This episode shares some principles and stories about taking the unexpected difficulties and making positive outcomes as much as possible.  This isn't about just mindlessly being positive; but rather deliberately and intentionally molding our best lives with resilience while ENJOYING THE JOURNEY... by choice!

Ep. 010: Your Obsession Becomes Your Possession!

Ep. 010: Your Obsession Becomes Your Possession!

April 29, 2018

The title of Grant Cardone's book, Be Obsessed or Be Average, speaks for itself.  Everybody obsesses about things whether or not we care to admit it.  The question is how correctly focused those obsessions are when it comes to obtaining the life we desire.  He said in the audiobook, "The greatest YOU... will be discovered far outside your comfort zone!"  This podcast challenges us all to become aware and properly in control of our obsessions.  Since much of what we want is on the other side of fear, our proper obessions can also drive us in willingly taking decisive actions outside of our comfort zone to expand our scope of joy, satisfaction and overall accomplishment.

Ep. 009: Fred Dinkins - Don’t EVER Give Up! (Part 2 of 2)

Ep. 009: Fred Dinkins - Don’t EVER Give Up! (Part 2 of 2)

April 22, 2018

Fred Dinkins is a world-renowned, Grammy-nominated musician, producer, instructor, motivator and inspiration.  His work ethic is impressive and his desire to lift others as a team player is noble.  Fred has been on "Good Morning America," HBO and currently is musical director for Deniece Williams ("Let's Hear it For the Boy" and many other hits). He is a very respected instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and is author of multiple works including "It's About Time" and an upcoming book called "The Practice Room".  His latest album Favor is available now including through his website: www.FredDinkins.com.  Enjoy this 2 part interview with a man who started from the bottom and rose through sheer determination and grit! (Part 2 of 2)