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I Am The Average: The Art of Building Powerful Relationships and Chasing Your Dreams
58 minutes | May 3, 2016
Kyle Ram Has a Dysadvantage, but it Doesn't Stop Him From Changing the World
Kyle and I originallyconnect on Instagram and I am glad that we did. Kyle is inspiring,motivational, caring and hilarious. We'll tap into all of theseelements during the show and can't wait to share it with you.Kyle started Dysadvantage near the end of 2015 and has quicklygrown quite a following on social media as well as people thatgenuinely care about what he is doing through his creation. In thefew times Kyle and I have got together I have thoroughly enjoyedthe time we hung out. He has a way of making you laugh andmotivating to go out and live the life you want at the sametime.Forming the kind of relationships that make you feel good is oneof Kyle's strengths for sure. He has a great judge of character andquickly distances hisself from people who don't bring him closer tohis goals or bring out the best in him, emotionally,professionally, and socially.Being born dyslexic, along with numerous other successfulpeople, all of which we get into during the show, Kyle shares someof the struggles he had growing up and how he was able to learnabout his dyslexia and use it to is (dys)advantage.I don't think anything that could have arose in Kyle's lifecould have ever held him back. His sense of humor keeps hispersonality and attitude focused on what he's doing, never takinganything too serious, but his work ethic and vision for his lifekeep him motivated to change the world, inspire others to do thesame and shed light on dyslexia.As always, Kyle dives into how his relationships, and moreimportantly your relationships help you or hinder you on yourjourney to whatever it is that you want from your life. Be bold andgo out into the world with the most epic relationships, and chaseyour epic dreams!
65 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Josh Campos is Dedicated to Helping You Find Happiness and Purpose in Your Life
What's Inside the Interview? I like to keep the episodes between 45 minutes and 1 hour, but Josh and I found so much to discuss that I had a lot of work to do when editing to determine what to keep. Josh shares 1 hour of pure value of how you can surround yourself with top level people while remaining focused on happiness and your overall life's purpose. Josh, just like you, myself and everyone else took a little while to determine what his purpose was for life. He started off in medical school, studying to be a doctor and eventually found out it wasn't for him. Along this discovery he went on a missions trip which helped him realize what life is like when you're in the company of amazing people on the same mission. (no pun intended) One of the most impressive parts of Josh's story is that he owns everything that he does. We briefly touch on his first marriage ending in a divorce and he doesn't point fingers, when obviously it takes two to withstand a lifetime of marriage. Josh owns absolutely everything in his life, good and bad and maintains his vision towards his life's purpose. Much like the premise of the I Am The Average podcast, Josh, now more than ever understands the importance of the people in his life. He isn't afraid to invest money into coaching or professionals who can help him get from where he is to where he wants to be. Josh and I touch on all of this as well as what you can do to practically apply it all to your life and begin living the life of your dreams today. Probably most important in our lives is being able to put all of this aside and just enjoy the little things in life: family, nature, fun, friends, relaxing. As always, if you're not reaching out to the guests on the I Am The Average podcast, you're wrong. Follow the links just below and shoot these amazing guests a message! Episode Highlights: Why you may need to take a deeper look into your childhood to determine your purpose Why personal time away from work is just as important as the work itself Building the life of your dreams takes two special ingredients Why owning your life is the quickest way to success Nobody is going to make you take action, it must come from within, but plenty will help
57 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
Amanada Larrinaga: The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself Before Taking on the World
Amanda has pinpointed what it takes to ensure that she is surrounding herself with the best people possible. As she explains in the interview, she has learned the importance of leaning into the strong, productive relationships in her life to not only bring out the best in her, but also to minimize the influence negative people can have on her life. Previously Amanda has worked in Silicon Valley building businesses of her own and helping others to do the same. She now works along similar lines, only she has worked more in the realm of "for purpose" businesses and non-profits. While distancing ourselves from destructive, or at the very least, non-productive relationships can be difficult, Amanda shares some very actionable advice you can implement today to begin that process and the next journey of your life. As a successful young entrepreneur she discovered the importance behind our inner circle of people in our lives. A major theme that I found important to Amanda is how incredibly vital it is to always be aware of our own well-being before taking on the rest of the World. If we aren't in the right state of mind ourselves, there is very little chance of achieving any sort of success in trying to help others. We must always be asking ourselves the right questions and making sure that not only our relationships are aligned with our goals, but also that all aspects of our lives are in proper working order as well. Ask yourself, is what I am giving advice on something that I understand and have right in my life? If so, you are on track to begin taking on the world! If you reach out to Amanda, be sure to wish her an early congratulations on her upcoming wedding!
62 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Tony Morrow Explains Why Self Development is so Crucial to Lifelong Success
The clarity Tony Morrow has for his life and the vision for his future is hard to match at his age. His story starts out like most college students, but it certainly didn't continue that way. After being introduced to an opportunity to be surrounded by successful people he jumped on it and turned this unexpected chance into a lucrative and fulfilling business. Tony is a former division 1 wrestler at the University of Minnesota. He has always known the importance of being surrounded by incredibly coaches and wrestlers, but in his personal life this wasn't always true. Tony goes on to further explain how he came to this realization and why/how he was able to make the necessary adjustments in order to improve. If you were to email Tony right now and ask him what the most important thing we can do to work towards success is, he would undoubtedly answer self development. Self development is the single biggest thing Tony attributes to his success and how he was able to overcome his past pitfalls and lacking relationships. He also dives into the importance of recognizing the relationships in our life and how they are contributing to, or taking away from our goals/journey/success. Being able to surround ourselves with the right people and think good thoughts is a crucial element in being able attain our dreams and goals. Throughout the interview Tony shares some of the best actionable steps you can take right now to start working towards your dreams. Tony has been on both sides of the fence and you definitely learn which one Tony prefers.
52 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
Lily Gagliardi DaCruz Shows the World that She can Overcome Anything!
Lily Gagliardi DaCruz, founder of Lily's Kids Inc., has one of the most inspiring stories I've heard. She shares how she had to make the toughest decision of her young life at the age of 13, something that we both wish none of you ever has to make. Being born with a genetic heart disease called SVT and forced into a tough decision at such a young age Lily made the decision to undergo surgery to correct her heart condition. After she made the decision she underwent the surgery and as you'll find out in the interview, she is doing great today. Not only is she doing great, she's helping young people live healthy lives and educating them on some common misconceptions about living a healthy lifestyle. Lily shares some great tips on how you can begin distancing yourself from the relationships in your life that might not be helping in your journey of chasing your dreams. She dives into some relationships in her past that were difficult, but necessary to leave in order to continue on the journey she was on. Throughout the interview we have some good laughs and were able to really bring some great value to the area of building great relationships in order to best chase your dreams. When you eliminate negativity from your life in all kinds, you are well on your way to attaining your own definition of success.
53 minutes | Mar 29, 2016
Logan and Jordan Are Making Social Good Businesses the New Norm
Doing Good Works (DGW), at the core of it's mission is about maximizing improvements for foster youth while making it easy for companies to incorporate corporate social responsibility. On another hand it's made up of people, like me and you, like Jordan, Logan, Scott and the rest of the DGW team who care about making a real impact with their life and in the live's of others. Although Scott wasn't able to sit down for this chat with us, Logan and Jordan shared their stories, how DGW went from idea to fully functioning business and what they plan to do in the future. By hearing Jordan and Logan's story you hear the genuine care they have for not just foster youth, but people as a whole and in helping you overcome adversity in your own life. Much like your own life, they both have had to overcome relationships not productive to their goals. They've experienced and learned the real impact our relationships have on our life made the decision to distance themselves from negative ones to make room for productive ones. While creating these productive relationships they've been able to build a multi-million dollar business whose impact is felt far beyond their physical location in California. Through DGW, Cause Cups and Promote4Good the DGW team has helped businesses to easily incorporate social responsibility into their models. If there's one thing this interview left me wanting it was more businesses like Doing Good Works, of which Jordan mentions during the interview when he says he hopes people steal their business model. The other thing I wanted more of is their cold brew coffee–it's organic, fairly traded, craftily brewed and it supports foster youth. If you're asking for anything more, you're just getting greedy. :)
55 minutes | Mar 22, 2016
Ashley Zahabian Shares What it Takes to Live a Fulfilling Life
It's one thing to desire a change for your life, to listen to podcasts and read books, to workout/eat healthier and invest into yourself. However, it's something completely different to do everything previously mentioned and then actually take conscious steps towards an end goal. Throughout this interview you can tell exactly how determined Ashley is to live the kind of life she wants and to help others do the same. Whether she is speaking to an audience or directly into your ears through this interview it is easy to notice how motivated she is to lead others by sharing her story and the lessons she has learned along the way. As you might know by now, I Am The Average is about our relationships and the impact they have on our life. Ashley is incredibly in tune with the people in her life and the help or hindrance they provide to her. She shares many examples of the role these people play in her life and what holds us back when trying to let go of those troublesome relationships. When I was first introduced to her I quickly realized, much like myself she is unafraid of sharing her story and using it as a tool to connect with other people and allowing them to be vulnerable themselves. If you have struggled with anything in your past or do struggle with anything you will undoubtedly connect with her and find loads of value in Ashley's story Near the end of the interview we dive into those pesky little (negative) voices in our head, how they affect our overall well-being and what we can do about it. I will be the first one to say that I struggle with negative thinking and our discussion about this will hopefully help to clear this up for you and bring some clarity to you.
57 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
Tim Sykes Uses Transparency to Prove That Success is a Choice
Tim is one of the most high energy people I've ever had the chance of speaking with and you will undoubtedly understand this after listening to his interview. You will see that he sees the positivity in any situation (ahemm, Kim Kardashian–you'll have to listen to understand this reference) and knows how to create wealth with this mentality. Tim has been featured in nearly every major news organization/publication, and most recently was on the Steve Harvey show! He not only enjoys making money for hisself, but also teaching others to do the same in hopes of living a better life. If there is one thing that stands out in our time together it's that Tim tries to prove in everything he does that there is no "secret recipe" to becoming successful. But rather that success is a combination of making a choice to pursue it and working hard to achieve it. Tim's journey through life thus far has allowed him to realize that he is ultimately in control and gives some of the best advice I've heard when we find ourselves in a bad situation: "cut losses quickly." Ultimately, it's up to us to focus on the stuff that moves us in the right direction and have the power to exit, whether it's a relationship, a job, a hobby, or a stock trade... More than anything I want you to realize that your mindset is the determining factor of where you are and where you will go. Tim touches on this in the end of the episode and really proves that pursuing your dreams is not something that only happens to others, it can happen to you. Find the right people, get them in your life and walk side by side on your journey to achieving what it is that you wa
53 minutes | Mar 8, 2016
Alexis Teichmiller's Resilience and Drive Will Inspire You to Take Action
If you understand one thing about I Am The Average and what we're doing it would be transparency through the stories of our fellow Millennials. Alexis is the perfect example of reflecting on life's experiences and driving forward in the best way possible. Alexis shared two notable stories throughout the time we spent together, one that many of us might be familiar with–finding a first love, and gradually realizing the relationship was detrimental to our overall well-being. After realizing this, Alexis remained strong, ended the relationship and took some time to fall in love with herself. The second story Alexis dives into is that of a mentor (Mr. L) who has been one of the most important relationships in her life. He has taught her countless invaluable lessons, and was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, through which he continues to spread his wisdom to Alexis and others. The stories Alexis tells are not only relatable to anyone who takes the time to listen, but valuable in being able to share step-by-step the actions she took to remain resilient and overcome difficult life experiences, which would force some to lose focus. There are no doubts Alexis has remained true to her vision of empowering others to live a life they love. She speaks with clarity on her positive ideals of the millennial generation and seeks to use her experiences and lessons to drive forward a lasting impact with her already incredible life and story.
50 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Sam Jones Creates Clarity for Your Twenty-Something Journey
Sam Jones, founder of twentysomeone.co.uk is ready to light your life on fire with motivation and clarity for whatever it is you may be going through. You would never expect that this young millennial is exactly that because he is full of solid, actionable advice and will have you ready to go out and make a difference with your life. It may have taken him a few missteps, but he is creating a large impact with TwentySomeone and is ready to help you on your twenty-something journey. Let's get into it and then pick back up onwww.iamtheaverage.com I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers! Jake
8 minutes | Feb 28, 2016
I Am The Average Overview and Few Quick Thoughts
It's been 5 days since the release of Episode 1 and I could not be happier with the feedback I received from the interview with Bob Dalton. If you're not familiar with how things are done here at I Am The Average, it is a twice weekly podcast with the interview episode being released every Tuesday and the mini-episode, what I call Selfie Sunday, being released, you guessed it...every Sunday. It's a podcast where I get to answer your questions, share any insights I have on things I've been noticing among our generation and talk about the latest happenings here at I Am The Average. If you watched the above video, and/or listened to it in podcast form I would greatly appreciate it if you were able to do one of below requests: Subscribe to the show and leave an honest review in iTunes. They help me out more than you know and I would be incredibly grateful for your time. Join the community and become part of an amazing group of young people changing the world and chasing their dreams Thank you so much for your time and hanging out here for a little bit. You're welcome to check us out across all of social media where we are @iamtheaverage everywhere. Tuesday is coming up quick, so be sure to click subscribe in iTunes and
35 minutes | Feb 22, 2016
Bob Dalton Breaks Down Chasing Your Dreams and Creating Social Change
Bob Dalton as the founder of Sackcloth & Ashes is destined to live life on his own terms and create a massive, positive social impact while doing it. Much like yourself, he has seen struggle. He's wrestled with numerous ideas and battled putting them into action, but when his mother became homeless he used it as inspiration to create his business. He explains more about his mother and this whole story in our interview. If there's one thing you'll realize it's that Bob has no time for people who doubt his dreams and passions, whether it's a close friend, family member, or just an acquaintance. The next 30 minutes will give you some solid tips to go out and chase your dreams, ditch the people that don't support what you're doing and make a darn difference in our world. Bob shows how the people in his life have pushed him to excel in work and life. Are you ready to do this? We sure are. Send any questions you have my way! I look forward to connecting with you! Cheers, Jake
3 minutes | Feb 10, 2016
I Am The Average Trailer
I Am The Average highlights and shares the stories of Millennials who understand the impact relationships have on our life and their importance in chasing our dreams. As Jim Rohn said: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If you want to live a successful life, you must realize the impact that relationships have on your life and then determine the kind of people you want to be surrounded by. Millennials are incredibly fortunate to be alive at this time in history, but it's up to us if we'll use the endless resources to our advantage. Each episode will share the story of a Millennials who has surrounded themselves with incredible people and is crushing their dreams and goals. Through these stories you will realize that you are not alone in your thoughts, or feelings. Join the I Am The Average community at iamtheaverage.com and become a part of something greater than yourself. See you soon!
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