28 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
20: Experimenting with Jeremy Montoya
On Today’s Episode Jeremy Montoya began to see the world differently at a very young age. He learned leadership skills in High School and landed a dream job shortly after, but that job was not a place where he could most affect the world. So, he got clear on what he wanted and jumped at the chance to take a different path. Now he is doing what he loves and is making a major impact; all because he made up his mind to be amazing and then took the steps as they showed up. What We Discuss * Job Security is an illusion * The two books that , when combined, launched Jeremy into a whole new way of thinking * Our thoughts control our reality * Some people are not the "employee type" Contact and Follow James Goi Jr. Web: The Montoya Experiment Twitter: @jvmontoya Facebook: Jeremy Montoya Podcast: The Montoya Experiment Text: "experiment" to 38740 "If you go there in the mind, you go there in the body." Jeremy Montoya Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Past Episodes: Episode 17: Using Your Mind to Attract Abundance-James Goi Jr. Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
33 minutes | Feb 9, 2015
19: Unbalancing Family and Business with Leslie Hassler
On Today’s Episode Leslie Hassler of the Healthy Business Healthy Family podcast and Your Biz Rules joins us to talk about getting past the lie that, "Business is bad for family." She shares her insight as an entrepreneur, business coach, and mother. She is an all-around-fun person with some OUTSTANDING insights into life, business and balance. What We Discuss * Why "Business" is NOT necessarily bad for your family. * How owning all that's crappy in your business is the key to rewriting the rules and creating something amazing. * Why you need to STOP being the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. * That every "Yes" to someone else is a "No" to yourself. Contact and Follow James Goi Jr. Web: Your Biz Rules Twitter: @yourbizrules Facebook: Your Biz Rules Pinterest: Your Biz Rules "Every 'yes' to someone else is a 'no' to you." Leslie Hassler Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Video: Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
9 minutes | Feb 5, 2015
Happiness in Life We have spent a lot of time on Balance is Bunk talking to people who have built amazing and abundant lives. Their journeys have given us a great view of what is possible. But, if we are just going to remain spectators, then this podcast hasn't done its job. Here at Balance is Bunk, we are all about helping you to live positively out of balance, just like our guests. That's where this post comes from. Happiness. It's something that everyone wants but few people find. Why? Shouldn't happiness be the default? Shouldn't it come naturally? Perhaps. But the reality is that happiness isn't something that "comes" naturally or otherwise, happiness is something that you have to chase down, toss a saddle on and ride into the future. Happiness is elusive because people aren't looking for it, they're waiting for it. Want to know how to be happy? Stop Waiting for Happiness I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but happiness isn't coming home. It's off gallivanting around outside. Stop waiting for it to return. It's not coming back. I'm sorry, but as much as you need happiness, happiness doesn't need you. Start Looking for Happiness Instead It's about time that we all need to put on our big boy or big girl pants and go capture that gallivanting child-like thing called happiness. We need to grow up and realize that happiness isn't "ours." It doesn't belong to us. No one owes us happiness. There is no right to happiness. (In the USA we have the right to pursue happiness, but not to have happiness) it's important to remember-as Mark Twain once said-"The world doesn't owe you anything, it was here first." P.E.R.M.A. Before we go chasing after this elusive creature called "happiness," it makes sense to discuss what happiness really is. Sure, it's an emotion. You're probably thinking, "I know what happy is." But do you really? And, no, "I know it when I feel it," is not a definition. I was listening to a great podcast this week titled Where There's Smoke. On the episode in question, a psychologist named Laura Delizonna defined happiness by saying that it comprised the following five attributes: * Positive Emotion * Engagement * Positive Relationships * Meaning * Accomplishment This is an interesting list,
44 minutes | Feb 2, 2015
17: Using Your Mind to Attract Abundance-James Goi Jr.
On Today’s Episode James Goi Jr. is the author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power. He has set out to help people live more prosperously by using the “Universal Law” to manifest abundance into their lives. Best of all, he is using the very methods he is teaching to bring abundance into his life. What We Discuss * How most people operate in "Lack" mentality when abundance is all around us. * Why limiting negative influence is as important as welcoming positive influence. * How does one begin to change their thoughts anyway? * The difference between "balance" and your balance. * Why you shouldn't let anyone else determine your balance. Contact and Follow James Goi Jr. Web: jamesgoijr.com Twitter: @JamesGoiJr Facebook: James Goi Jr. Book: How to Attract Money Using Mind Power "The most noteworthy human beings...are really out of balance." James Goi Jr. Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Video: Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
43 minutes | Jan 26, 2015
16: Matt McWilliams: From Pro to Fired to World Changer
On Today’s Episode Today’s guest, Matt McWillimas talks about growing up in very meager times, becoming a pro golfer and then getting fired: first by his father and then by the same company...twice. Now he is on a mission to help you become the world-changer that you were meant to be. What We Discuss * How, sometimes, a setback is the perfect time to completely change direction * How necessity can lead to the life you're supposed to be living * Who inspired Matt to help you change the world * How Guilt is a useless emotion * Why the next step is more important than all the steps after that Contact and Follow Matt McWilliams Podcast: The World Changer Show Web: MattMcWilliams.com Twitter: @MattMcWilliams2 LIVE EVENT: Networking with Purpose Live* "If you are not put here to change the world the, by definition, you're unnecessary." - Matt McWilliams Tweet This! "Balance is a BIG myth." - Matt McWilliams Tweet This! "...in order to jump off a cliff, you kind of have to believe you can assemble a plane on the way down." - Reed Hoffman Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Podcasts: * Andy Andrews-Episode 34: Why You Need a Platform (feat. Author, Speaker, and Publisher Michael Hyatt) * The World Changer Show-Episode 040: Michael Hyatt on Goal-Setting and Making 2015 Your Best Year Ever Books: LIVE Networking Event In order to accomplish great things, you need a great network. If you're struggling to find and nurture the network you need, this live event will give you the tools and the know-how to do so. This two-hour live online event will go into the psychology behind networking
13 minutes | Jan 16, 2015
15: SPECIAL EPISODE: Pulling Back the Curtain
On Today’s Episode Balance is Bunk has been live for nearly three months now, it's time to take it up a notch. What We Discuss * What is the mission * Where we are and where we're going * How you can play a major role in molding Balance is Bunk "Our Greatest fears are the greatest waste of time." - Jen Sincero The Mission When I started this podcast, I wasn't sure if anyone would listen. Thanks for proving that fear unfounded. In the beginning, I feared that it would be hard to find people who were living as out-of-balanced as I had theorized. Again, my fears were empty. Amazing people have arrived from all walks of life, ready to tell their story. And I'll be honest, I had no idea out out-of-balance some of them were--in a good way. Now, three months in, I have another fear... To give people the encouragement and the tools to take 100% responsibility for their lives, their failures, their success and their happiness so they can go fearlessly toward their dreams. My fear now, is that I'm not completely fulfilling the mission of Balance is Bunk. I hope and believe that the podcast is offering encouragement. Encouragement that not only is an out-of-balance life is possible, but that people like you and I are out there doing it and enjoying it and making a difference in this world. However, I feel that Balance is Bunk is lacking in giving you the tools to live the out-of-balance life we're constantly talking about. What's Next In order to keep going. We need some dialog. Where are you on the journey? What is holding you back from living an amazing life? Why aren't you ready to jump? Private Facebook Group In an effort to get clarity and to help give people the tools to succeed in an out-of-balance life, we've opened up a private Facebook group. The group is designed to be a conversation where we can all get together and discuss, in real time, where we are and what we need to keep going. It is my sincere hope that you'll join us in the group. That being said, it's not an open group. Why? Because it's very important that the people in the group are ready and willing to give encouragement, hope, and direction. This group is not for trolls or lookie-loos, it's for people who really want to live an amazing life. Friday Focus Beginning February 6, 2015, Balance is Bunk will be adding a second weekly segment to our podcast. Instead of an interview format,
51 minutes | Jan 12, 2015
14: Timothy Lawson-Cancer Survivor, Marine, and Homeless on Purpose
On Today’s Episode Today’s guest, Timothy Lawson, survived cancer as a teenager, became a US Marine, and is now homeless...on purpose. Timothy proves that the life we want is out there, if we're only willing to go out and get it. What We Discuss * Why a cancer survivor would voluntarily put himself in harm's way * Why it's easier for Timothy to live with less stuff * Why temporary homelessness was an opportunity and a conscious choice * What it takes to live without an address Contact and Follow Timothy Lawson Podcast: 1, 2, Many Veteran Suicide Podcast Web: Lawson Entertainment Twitter: @TimLawson21 Facebook: 1, 2, Many Veteran Suicide "Don't ever ask anybody's permission to do anything." - Timothy Lawson Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Books: * Traveling Mailbox * Evernote * ScheduleOnce * Air BnB If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
33 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
Episode 13: The Hippie Jedi, Justin Verrengia
On Today’s Episode Today’s guest Justin Verrengia is known to many as the Hippie Jedi. His path has taken him many places and given him many adventures. Now he is using his experience to help people wake up from mental and spiritual atrophy. What We Discuss * Why Justin is known as the Hippie Jedi. * What is a "Hippie" anyway? * Why you have never seen a Lamborghini® or Ferrari® commercial. * What is manifestation...really? * The two biggest factors that are holding you back from greatness. Contact and Follow Justin Verrengia Web: hippiejedi.com, justinverrengia.com Facebook: Justin Verrengia Podcast: *COMING SOON* "Have you ever seen a Lamborghini or Ferrari commercial?" - Justin Verrengia Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
38 minutes | Dec 29, 2014
Episode 12: Nick Pavlidis from Five Minutes with Dad
On Today’s Episode Today’s guest, Nick Pavlidis is the host of both Five Minutes With Dad and Confessions of a Terrible Husband. If you haven't subscribed to both, you’re missing out. Don't worry we’ve got a link below to get you caught up. With two podcasts and a day job, Nick is living WAAAYYY out of balance and today we’ll find how how and why he does it. What We Discuss * Why Nick has decided to start with, "yes," rather than, "no." * Why noble goals aren't always the right goals * How intentional boundaries allow and encourage efficiency * How a chance discussion with his four-year-old son led to a tour of a flying car company Contact and Follow Nick Pavlidis Web: Five Minutes with Dad, Confessions of a Terrible Husband Twitter: @abadhusband Podcast: Five Minutes with Dad, Confessions of a Terrible Husband "I've become intentional about starting with yes..." - Nick Pavlidis Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Book: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
30 minutes | Dec 22, 2014
Episode 11: Eric Zimmer of The One You Feed
On Today’s Episode Today’s guest, Eric Zimmer is the host of The One You Feed, an amazing podcast that interviews people who are making a, "conscious, constant and creative effort to make a life worth living." Today we’re going to talk about what he’s learned about Balance and a life worth living. What We Discuss * Why, "Successful people spend less time on auto-pilot." * Why what you do every day matter more than what you do once in a while * Why changes don't need to be dramatic or extreme to make a difference Contact and Follow Eric Zimmer Web: oneyoufeed.net Twitter: @oneyoufeed Podcast: The One You Feed "Successful people spend less time on auto-pilot" - Eric Zimmer Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
35 minutes | Dec 15, 2014
Episode 10: Jason Benavides of Octane Athletic Performance
On Today’s Episode Jason Benavides, is the owner and coach at Octane Athletic Performance, a company that focuses on providing comprehensive customized performance training to athletes who want to see big results. What We Discuss * How getting his health right got Jason's mind right * Why Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise are necessary for a properly unbalanced life * Richard Branson's Number 1 Productivity Tip Contact and Follow Jason Benavides Web: Octane Athletic Performance Podcast: Octane Athletic Performance "You only have one life, get after it." - Jason Benavides Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
38 minutes | Dec 8, 2014
Episode 9: Ryan Porter of Raise Your Flag
On Today’s Episode Ryan Porter is the author of Make Your Own Lunch, a book that promises to help you make, “an epicly epic life.” Through his book and myriad speaking engagements, he has laser focused his mission on helping youth decide what to do with their lives, even if that doesn’t mean following commonly prescribed paths to success. His immediate connection with an audience and his unbalanced approach, has led to many extraordinary opportunities. Today, we’ll find out what makes him tick and how we can learn more about what WE want to be, when we grow up. What We Discuss * How Ryan moved to Tokyo with NO money * Why Decision is our human Super Power * Why it is irresponsible to assume that college is the only path to success Contact and Follow Ryan Porter Web: Raise Your Flag, Ryan Speaks Social Media: Twitter Ryan's Book: Make Your Own Lunch: How to Live an Epically Epic Life through Work, Travel, Wonder, and (Maybe) College "Decision is our Super Power as human beings..." - Ryan Porter Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode Books: If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
31 minutes | Dec 1, 2014
Episode 8: Alicia Hopkins
On Today’s Episode Alicia Hopkins is the founder of The Exceptional RN, an educational training program for nurses. Alicia has set out to inspire nurses in all levels of career success and personal development, through training, coaching, and test preparation services. Today, we’ll dig in to how exceptional an unbalanced approach to nursing can be. What We Discuss * Why you MUST take care of yourself so you can take care of others * The biggest time-suck in modern life and how getting rid of it will give back hours each day * Why getting over limiting beliefs is paramount to leading an amazing and meaningful life * Why you should create your own autobiography Contact and Follow Alicia Hopkins Web: The Exceptional RN Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter Email: email@example.com "Not living your dreams, means you're living a life that you're not supposed to." - Alicia Hopkins Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode The Shift by Wayne Dyer If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
35 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
Episode 7 Medium Armand Egidi
On Today’s Episode Medium Armand Egidi is a spectacular human being, who is living life positively out of balance. He uses his gifts to help bring light and healing to people through his readings. From a young age, Armand had a knowing, but it wasn't until he faced his own mortality, that he decided to use his abilities to heal the people placed in his path. Join us as we discuss the power of faith and hope and how Medium Armand is spreading them both to help people move on. What We Discuss * What is a medium? * Why does faith matters? * Why it's important to stop waiting for a sign and start figuring out what your really need. Contact and Follow Medium Armand Egidi Web: MediumArmand.com Social Media: FaceBook "Don't settle for crumbs, when you'd rather a piece of cake." - Medium Armand Egidi Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode The Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is discord, harmony;Where there is error, truth;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;And where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. *Prayer of Saint Francis. (2014, September 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:54, November 25, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prayer_of_Saint_Francis&oldid=627711537 If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
49 minutes | Nov 17, 2014
Episode 6: Brendan Hufford
On Today’s Episode Brendan Hufford is a husband, father, assistant high school principal, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster and enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu in his *cough cough* “free” time. Whew. I’m tired just thinking about it. His website and clothing brand, okkimonos.com, specializes in providing jiu jitsu aficionados with top-notch gis, tights, and tees and is a LOT of fun to poke around. There is no doubt that Brendan is an unbalanced guy, so let’s get into what makes him tick. Contact and Follow Brendan Hufford Web: okkimonos.com, gireviews.net Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter "Embracing fear is a better way to live than avoiding it." - Brendan Hufford Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode * The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn * Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
28 minutes | Nov 10, 2014
Episode 5: Nathan Pierce
On Today's Episode Nathan Pierce left his job of 7 years, because management was causing health troubles for him. It didn’t take long for him to find a path of opening a craft brewery. After working on the business plan for 9 months or more, his partners dropped out and he was left alone with a draft business plan and no investors. Rather than throwing in the towel, he took a step back to evaluate the situation. Although he’s not exactly qualified to open a brewery on his own, he has pivoted to grow his knowledge and expertise in the field. Even though the future holds few prospects for prosperity, he thinks he can find a niche in the industry and he’s been waking up with purpose each morning. He blogs about his plans to open a brewery at nathanpierce.me. He’s studying for the Certified Beer Server Exam and publishing study notes at beerexamschool,com. He also hosts a weekly podcast interviewing brewers and brewery owners at microbrewr.com. Contact and Follow Nathan Pierce Podcast: Microbrewr Podcast Blog: nathanpierce.me Web: beerexamschool.com Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter "I've been pursuing my dream and if I never achieve that, just pursuing it is something I just have to do." - Nathan Pierce Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode * Study Guide for the Certified Beer Server Exam * The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life - by Chris Guillebeau * HERE is the article we mentioned about the TV habits of the rich vs. the poor. There is an interesting correlation. PLEASE
29 minutes | Nov 4, 2014
Episode 4: Nicola Cairncross
On Today's Episode Nicola Cairncross came from humble beginnings and dead-end jobs before a chance encounter with a very influential book, that literally landed at her feet. Since then, she has made a name for herself as a best-selling author, entrepreneur, financial coach, and motivational speaker. She is totally and positively unbalanced and has tons of useful information in her books: The Business Success Factory, The Money Gym, and How to Market Any Business Online. Let’s find out how she unbalances herself so effectively. Contact and Follow Nicola Carincross Books: The Money Gym, The Business Success Factory Web: The Business Success Factory, Cairncross Media Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter "I had this vision: that I wanted to be successful, but I still hadn't the faintest idea how I was going to get it." - Nicola Cairncross Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode * Swimming with Piranha Makes You Hungry - by Colin Turner * The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) - By Steven R. Covey *
27 minutes | Nov 1, 2014
Episode 3: Shane Claiborne
On Today's Episode Shane Claiborne has worked in the heights of affluence and the depths of poverty. Whether speaking in a mega church, serving alongside Mother Teresa, or sitting through a bombing raid with a family in the Middle East; he is a living example of what he is preaching: social justice, peacemaking, and loving Jesus by loving people. He is the founder and a Board Member of the Simple Way, an inner-city faith community in Philadelphia, as well as an international speaker, author, and a really unbalanced guy...in a good way. Contact and Follow Shane Claiborne Books: The Simple Way Store Web: Red Letter Christians|The Simple Way Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter "The more I get to know Jesus, the more trouble he seems to get me into." - Shane Claiborne Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode * The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical - This book literally changed my life. Even if you steer away from Christians, I suggest you give this book a chance. * Common Change - "...creating ways to pool money with people you know, to give to those you care about." * Community of Communities - "This website is designed to give exposure to the growing number of intentional Christian communities scattered across the land." If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
30 minutes | Nov 1, 2014
Episode 2: Benny Hsu
On Today's Episode Today’s guest is Benny Hsu. He decided that “a job” wasn’t necessarily, “a living,” so he set out to find something better. He is a blogger, podcaster, app developer, author, and entrepreneur living an abundant life NOW, instead of waiting for retirement. He inspires others to live life to the fullest in his free book, Get a Life that Doesn’t Suck--which you can find at his blog--and his podcast, “Get Busy Living” continues to inspire people to live abundantly. Contact and Follow Benny Hsu Podcast: Get Busy Living Podcast Blog: Get Busy Living Blog Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter, Google+ "Isn’t life about being the person you want to be and living the life you want?" - Benny Hsu Tweet This! Resources Discussed in This Episode * Photo365 App - Take and save one photo everyday. Then you can review your photos overlaid on a monthly calendar. This is a great way to look back at what you have done and where you have been throughout the year. * Get a Life That Doesn't Suck - Go over to the Get Busy Living Blog and grab your FREE copy of this book. It's a great read. * The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy - This book will change your life, if you're willing to put in the work. * Below, the the video that Benny mentioned on the podcast. The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale If you enjoyed this episode, please click HERE to subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating and a review on iTunes. It would mean the world to us. Thanks.
16 minutes | Oct 30, 2014
Welcome to Balance is Bunk On This Episode Matt talks about who he is, where he is coming from, and what this podcast is all about. Who is Matt Maszczak? Matt describes himself as a husband to one, a father and friend to many. He is a writer, speaker, podcaster and self-proclaimed "Social Beast." After a being laid off, he decided that chasing a career was less important than chasing a meaningful life, so he went to work for himself and began seeking ways to make this world a better place. The Balance is Bunk Podcast is one of his contributions. Through the podcast, Matt hopes to inspire people to live positively unbalanced and amazing lives. Lives where they go "full-tilt" toward their dreams.