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!
(There were a couple of minor, split-second audio glitches.) We covered the current numbers and news surrounding this virus. I also shared some positive news that shows progress in overcoming this pandemic. This is a shorter episode, but we have a lot of great things coming!
On Day 2 of our special series regarding our response to this coronavirus pandemic, we covered some thoughts for tuning up our mindset. This has gotten bad and unpredictable very quickly, yet we are free to choose our response to this and anything else that crosses our path. I firmly believe this is an opportunity for us to be far more united as humans. I believe we can overcome TOGETHER and be a stronger team on this planet. We are in this together and you are never alone. Visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more insights, links and even memes related to this constantly evolving situation.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen up very quickly and kind of punched us all collectively in the face! Jobs are being lost as people are becoming very ill, some of which are losing their lives to this virus while cities and businesses are being shut down along with schools. People are in self-isolation or quarantine and grocery stores are bogged down with heavy demand. REGARDLESS of all of that and more, there is great reason for hope and positivity. We can unite under a banner of humanity which has a powerful resolve for preservation as well as resilience and resourcefulness. We will get through this and come out the other side better and stronger. Visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more resources, podcast episodes and even memes for some comic relief.
Michaela Renee Johnson has experienced a wide spectrum of life, from being plucked from a comfortable life in her pre-teen years and placed in a minimalistic situation living in a trailer in the woods with her family to the more materialistic life in a big city and back again! This perspective has fueled her life experience which she now shares as a successful psychotherapist, author, speaker and podcaster. She shares some of her insights here with us as contained in just two of several successful books: Teetering on Disaster and Be You Find Happy (which is also the name of her podcast)!
Emily Lynn Paulson is a wife, mother and author of a book titled Highlight Real: Finding Honesty And Recovery Beyond The Filtered Life. We discussed her journey of recovery from alcoholism and how that is sometimes misconstrued in our society between social media and the "wine mom" culture. Nowhere in this interview are we villifying anyone's use of alcohol. We are mostly highlighting doing things for the right reasons and she has a lot of perspective and definitely an interesting take on several layers of this complex topic.
Dr. Ehrlich is a holistic health advocate, author, speaker, podcaster and holistic dentist with a treasure trove of knowledge related to all interconnected areas of health and wellness. In this interview, we covered a great deal about the physical body and what plays into its well-being as it concerns nutrition, breathing, sleep and so much more. We even covered some thoughts at the end regarding the rise of the coronavirus and what that means. Don't miss his book: A Life Less Stressed: The Five Pillars of Health and Wellness. Also, feel free to visit his website for more! Enjoy our insightful interview!
In this episode, we talked at length with the incredibly inspirational Michael O'Brien about how we frame things properly and prepare ourselves consistently to not allow bad moments to become bad days. In his book, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows, he tells us how a very traumatic event he experienced in July of 2001 reshaped his thinking about life. He tells us, among other great gems, how to overcome negative self-talk and bring home more than just the bottom-of-the-barrel energy "leftovers". Join us for this excellent conversation which we guarantee will inspire you as Michael empowers over one million people to never have a "bad day" again...Then, go pick up his book at the link above!
As we start a new year and new decade, many of us are seeking a fresh start. It is important, in this process, to embrace the patterns of growth through repetition. Between eating, sleeping, the cycles and revolutions of the planets and the overall flow of the universe, repetition is a core and instructive principle. We also talk in this episode about Elinor Otto, my great aunt who turned 100 in 2019 and with whom I spent New Year's Eve. I believe we can all learn a great deal from her and from the principles discussed in this episode!
In this episode, we had the privilege of discussing credit and its immense power in our lives. From buying a home to renting to insurance to jobs to car purchases/leases, credit is a very integral part of our lives. Randy pulled back the curtain on all kinds of details I promise you've never heard before! If you have bad credit, visit Credit.EmpowerHumans.com for more information and assistance!
In all of our episodes, we remind you that you are priceless at the top of the show. In this episode, we are going to dig in to talk about why that is and 3 things we can all do to bring our lives, our attitudes and mindset in congruence with that priceless state. Doing so will increase our self-esteem and confidence while also lifting those around us. Enjoy!
Time is something peculiar and our perception of it seems to speed up as we age. This episode is about taking control of our time and striving for the right rhythm, harmony and balance to maintain the joyful, aligned life we constantly seek. We talk in this episode about a comparison and analogy between time and the structure of our home. We touch on segmenting or "chunking" our time as well as engaging in activities/action items that further the outcomes we desire in our respective areas of influence. Please review and share this podcast with your loved ones and friends!
Michael Levitt has a great story of perspective, learning and overall growth when, in a year's time, he lost his health, job, car and home. We talk in this interview about the lasting impact this has had leading to his book, 369 Days: How to Survive a Year of Worst Case Scenarios, as well as his efforts as the head of Breakfast Leadership. This man speaks with great sincerity and passion for this cause because he knows what burnout and imbalance can create - as well as the effects of eliminating it. The key to it all is IN OUR HANDS! Enjoy our in depth interview!
Daniel Emmet has talent, charisma and intelligence like you wouldn't believe! If singing were in the Olympics, his range (Opera, Pop, Rock, etc.) would win him the gold medal in the music decathlon because he can do all the "events" at a world class level. His story from the show, "America's Got Talent," is incredible and he gave us a lot of great gems about that! This guy is guaranteed to be in the upper regions of the music business. Don't be surprised to see him win Grammy's and have a residency of some sort in Las Vegas! Enjoy our interview!
Greg Morton is a very unique and dynamic stand-up comic who has worked in the comedy world for well over three decades. He is known for spot on movie impressions and has a very energetic stage presence, as millions witnessed on the 2019 season of America's Got Talent where he was praised by all the judges. Greg gave us an in depth interview covering what drove him to comedy as well as some of what he's learned from what went right - and wrong - over the years. Comedians are fascinating people, and Greg gave us a lot to chew on in this interview!
In this episode, we talk about the fine line between striking out and striking rich. It separates success and failure. It separates mistakes and triumphs. We discuss a very poignant analogy from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill as well as some stories from our own space program and arriving on the moon. We even talked about the Apollo 13 mission and some important lessons learned from that story.
The band Korn have been a solid presence in music now for over 25 years and their new album, "The Nothing," shows they are as relevent, passionate, cohesive and vibrant as ever. Korn's popularity continues to grow and their artistry is unstoppable! In this interview with their incredible drummer, Ray Luzier, we cover so many areas of recording, touring, Korn Koffee as well as many questions from fans that were sent via social media. Ray was gracious with his time and ever grateful to the priceless fans of KORN! Enjoy this great interview!
Comfort zones are a place where we, well, find comfort. That means they have lower elements of stress and fear and perhaps even work. As Grant Cardone said, "The greatest YOU will be discovered far outside your comfort zone!" It is important, therefore, to find balance and recognize some of the delusional thought processes that sometimes keep us back from becoming our best selves by expanding that comfort zone and venturing out of it. We talk in the episode about fear as well as some stories including of Kerri Strug (who we hope to have as a guest in a forthcoming episode). These are lessons we all need to be reminded of. Enjoy!
Many times in our lives we are diverted either by our own decisions or unavoidable circumstances. When we are living with purpose, unlike those old toy commercials that alway said "batteries not included," the batteries and power to your life are in finding and fostering that purpose. We talk in this episode of the greatness found in all of us. I shared some examples related to Connor McGregor, David Goggins and others as well as highlighting the 50 year anniversary of the first men to land on the moon. All of this ties in to YOU understanding and living YOUR full potential. You can do it and this episode will definitely help!
What a great interview we had with the incredible Emily Frisella! We covered everything from carbs and ketosis to our mindset, food addiction, soda and much of her great work. She has a unique and powerful cookbook called The Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen Cookbook. She has a great, upbeat outlook and her knowledge and expertise are impressive. Visit her on her website at www.FitHomeAndHealth.com. Also, follow her and her robust community @EmilyFrisella on Instagram. This is a great interview as eating is an important component in all of our lives and is a central part of our well-being.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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"!
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!
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
"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!