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The Connected Life
53 minutes | 18 hours ago
99: A Guide to Political Discussions During the Holidays
Holidays have a way of evoking a lot of emotions for the good and the bad. 2020 has been a unique year like none other in our nation’s history. Some people have spent a large portion of this year separated from the people they care about the most. At the epicenter of this shaky year are political divisions to last a life time. In this episode Justin and Abi explore ideas to help people navigate potentially politically charged holiday hangouts in successful ways. They give tools on how you can be proactively powerful in a way that establishes peace and joy, regardless of how your loved ones express themselves during this season of celebration. After a tumultuous year, the highest priority for the holidays is love and connection. If you’re wanting to have the best holiday experience possible, this is a MUST listen to episode!
60 minutes | 8 days ago
98: Conquering Life Through a Can-Do Attitude
Life is full of obstacles, and some of them can feel daunting and impossible to overcome. It’s easy to feel powerless to the pursuits set before us. But, even the most outlandish goals can be tackled one step at a time. In this episode, Justin and Abi are joined by their good friend Bryant Ellis, Co-owner of The Adventure Challenge. Bryant shares about the can-do attitude that he developed in his youth and how this empowered approach led to the outcome of a multimillion dollar company. He addresses how prematurely giving up is sign of victimhood standing in the way of your destiny. Together they highlight how the answers you need aren’t available until you’re willing to become powerful and ask the relevant questions to the problems set before you. If you’re ready to shatter the glass ceiling limiting your life, this episode is a must!
69 minutes | 15 days ago
97: Dreaming Like Royalty
For many people, hopes and dreams can feel more like a fantasy than a reality. Often times, the things we long to do and experience can feel lofty and unrealistic. If we do pursue goals that have significance to us, it’s easy to get defeated when they don’t look the way we want them to in the time we want them. In this episode Justin sits down with his good friend Topher, the DJ known as King Arthur. Topher shares about the dreams that became a reality, only to have them fall flat. He explores what life had to offer on the other side of being signed to one of the biggest record labels in the world as he accepted this new trajectory and all the gifts it had to offer. With persistence, perseverance, and hope, Topher is making the most out of the one life he’s been given and so can you. Get ready to be inspired as Topher challenges everyone to dream like royalty!
72 minutes | 22 days ago
96: Two Vital Keys for Every Relationship
We’ve all had our moments of believing the worst about someone and building a laundry list of complaints about them. These unspoken judgements are often riddled with misunderstandings that, given enough time and offenses, can collapse relationships all together. In this episode, Justin and Abi are joined by their friend, and co-owner of The Adventure Challenge, Ben Day. Ben shares how his company was in jeopardy over a series of misunderstandings. He breaks down his two foundational principles of short accounts and giving the benefit of the doubt, and shares how they are vital to the health and success of every relationship. If you’re tired of having fall outs and break ups, this episode may just hold the principles you’ve been lacking to maintain the connection you desire. And head two justinandabi.com now to enroll in on our once a year, life-changing program, Living Fully Alive
64 minutes | a month ago
95: Creating a Lifestyle of Fun
The idea of fun has been commercialized and monetized into extravagant, costly getaways and material possessions. People spend years saving up so they can have fun only to pay for expensive mediocre experiences that leave them disappointed and unfulfilled. In this episode, Abi and Justin are joined by their fun and fabulous friend Jenna. As a wife, mother of three, and a business owner, Jenna has cultivated a lifestyle of fun on a budget, embracing a philosophy of powerful decision making and not needing perfection. Through some sacrifice, planning, and ingenuity she’s learned how create the ultimate fun experiences to keep her life enjoyable and exciting. If you’ve ever let life, or economics, dictate your ability to create a life of fun and adventure, this episode is a MUST! And don't forget to head to justinandabi.com to sign up for our once a year enrollment into our life altering course, Living Fully Alive. 2021 is your year to learn how to come fully alive!
58 minutes | a month ago
94: Discovering Purpose in the Nothingness
There are times in life that seem like nothing is happening. We lack vision and clarity for our future. We feel as though our hopes and dreams are being dashed to pieces. Here in this place of nothingness is an invitation to discover who we really are. In this episode, Justin and Abi are joined by their dear friend Sammi. Sammi shares about her season of nothingness and how this season led to her cultivating beliefs based on a higher truth that created the abundant life she’s living out of now. Together they offer hope and purpose for anyone who’s life feels unclear and on pause. If 2020 has been a rough year, this episode will give you a higher perspective and lighten the load as you find purpose in the nothingness. And remember to check out justinandabi.com to get in on our 14-week life transformation class Living Fully Alive. Sign ups end soon!
55 minutes | a month ago
93: From Crappy to Happy
Let’s all face it, life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. For some it’s a series of high highs, and low lows. Others live in low lows and rarely see the light of day. Then there are those that live with their heads in the clouds wearing permanent smiles on their faces never looking down long enough to catch a glimpse of reality. In this episode Abi and Justin dive playfully into the essence of true happiness. They highlight the major blockers of happiness while highlighting ways to cultivate a happier life. Together they navigate how a beautiful blend of the present joy and pain is the balance to creating the happiness we were all made to experience. If 2020 has been a swift kick in pants and you’re looking to create a lifestyle of happiness, this episode is for you and your loved ones! And don't forget to check out justinandabi.com to get your hands on our free eBook From Crappy to Happy in 7 Steps available now!
77 minutes | 2 months ago
92: Creating Victory Over Our Body Battle
The battle with our bodies is often a tumultuous one. A majority of culture would universally acknowledge some form of a personal body battle for women. Men, however, are often shrouded in shame, hiding their battle with this reality. In this episode Spencer, Justin’s former client and close friend joins the conversation. He vulnerably shares his story of having an eating disorder with Justin and Abi, while opening up about his steps to creating a lifestyle of victory over his long time battle with his body. Through candid conversation, Spencer shatters shame for other men trapped by this monster, while equipping everyone with clarity, direction, and hope to overcome the battles with their bodies. If you’ve ever had a battle with your body this is a MUST listen to episode! And don't forget to head to justinandabi.com to get your hands on our new eBook From Crappy to Happy in 7 Steps for FREE!
59 minutes | 2 months ago
91: Justin’s Surprise Birthday Interview
It’s Justin’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than for Abi to hijack The Connected Life and spring a series of questions on her lover about his life. Some seriousness, mixed with play, is just what the doctor ordered for this light-hearted interview. Get insight into Justin’s personal life as he shares about the gifts this year granted him through Abi’s sickness. Enjoy learning all about Justin’s dream to have hands for feet and what he hopes this next year will hold for him. Get ready to be delighted as you get to know more about this birthday boy!
55 minutes | 2 months ago
90: A Surefire Solution to Feel Connected
For some of us, it feels safer to live a life so self-sufficient that we don’t ever need anyone. For others, we need people so much we can become a vampire, draining the life out of those we love the most. Either extreme is detrimental to the experience of connection. In this episode, Justin and Abi share about their struggles with self-sufficiency. They tackle the loneliness and abandonment that accompanies this kind of lifestyle, but not without addressing the other end of the pendulum known as being needy! They explore how to practically live a life of intimacy and vulnerability, while giving tips on how to break up with self-sufficiency and neediness. If you’re wanting to feel more loved and connected to the world around you, this is a must listen to episode! And don't forget to head to stumvollconsulting.com to check out our life changing program Living Fully Alive!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
89: Unearthing, Understanding, and Eradicating Shrouded Shame
Hidden in the recesses of our programming is a haunting voice driving our lives. Whether we acknowledge and understand it or not, this voice is very real and universal to all of humanity. Ignoring it won't make it magically disappear. Equipping and empowering ourselves is the only solution to shattering the affects of this monster in our lives. In this episode, Abi and Justin deep dive into the topic of shame as they chat it up with their close friend Ruth Outram. Ruth shares about the subtle ways shame has permeated her life. Together they explore what shame is, how it affects all of us, and what we can do about it. If you’re wanting to experience a more connected and fulfilled life, having clarity and tools to combat shame’s influences on your existence is essential!
65 minutes | 3 months ago
88: Connecting to Eternal Power
True power has a source. In our humanity, disconnected from this source, we are limited to a dimly lit life. We struggle to get by, mostly just surviving. We live normal and uninspired lives hoping for enough material comfort to ease the torment of our pain and sufferings. We eke by in an unspoken, undiagnosed, and undefined hell, keeping us trapped and limited from a life fully lived. But what if there was more? In this special episode Justin sits down alone and takes a look at his life through an eternal perspective. He shares his inspired, impromptu thoughts about unique aspects of his spiritual journey and dives into the intimate expressions of his faith while exploring the grander experiences of the miraculous that has defined his adulthood. The Connected Life is about to go places it’s never gone before, so if you’re ready for a wild ride, buckle up, because this is going to be one for sure!
64 minutes | 3 months ago
87: Redefining Justice-The Path to Healing
The subject of injustice is a fiery one. We’ve all experienced forms of injustice in our lives. Justice being served is a necessary part of righting wrongs. But when asked to define what actual justice is, there are uncountable numbers of responses. In order to find true healing both personally, and as a culture, we are in desperate need of redefining what justice looks like. In this episode Abi and Justin sit down with Sean Smith as he opens up about the racially motivated tragedy that sent his world into a tailspin. Sean shares the miraculous event that inspired him to forgive, liberating him and the ones that forever changed his life. If you’ve ever battled overcoming an injustice you’ve experienced, this episode is for you. And don't forget to checkout The Compassion Project at www.stumvollconsulting.com/courses/thecompassionproject
48 minutes | 3 months ago
86: Finding Hope in the Present
Hope is a necessary component to experiencing a life fully lived. Looking at what didn’t work out for us, or imagining a future that has yet to happen can often lead to a sense of hopelessness. But what if we could create a lifestyle of hope through learning how to be present in the moment. In this episode Justin and Abi talk about staying connected to our present moment as a way of anchoring ourselves to hope. Through our reflections of what did work out well for us, we can create a history of hope monuments that remind us that we’re going to be okay, no matter what suffering we may be currently facing. If you’re needing a dose of hope in this season of life, it’s time to get present and get connected to a higher truth that transcends your circumstances. And if you're in need a life transformation, don't forget to check out The Compassion Project at www.stumvollconsulting.com.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
85: The Power of Celebrating Yourself
Some people believe that celebrating yourself can lead to arrogance and pride. Often times people feel awkward and out of place when the spotlight shines on them, especially if they’re shining the light. A false sense of humility often replaces a healthy expression of necessary celebration. In this episode Abi and Justin explore the need to celebrate yourself. Justin opens up about the painful loss of his brother that led to an inability to celebrate himself. Together they discuss the powerful affects of celebration and how that overflows into creating a world of gratitude and joy. If you want to see your life become the best it can be, celebration has to be at its core! And don’t forget to head to Amazon August 17th through the 21st to be the first to order The Tree of Life AUDIOBOOK!
97 minutes | 3 months ago
84: Restoring Our Childlike Wonder
For most of us adults, we find ourselves struggling to connect with creativity. We lose the ability to dream and create from a place of joy and happiness. The evolution of growing up comes with the loss of our childlike wonder, the foundation for feeling fully alive. In this episode Justin and Abi sit down with their friend Ryan. Ryan shares his story of working himself to death and how his disconnection from emotions left him feeling bankrupt as a businessman, father, and husband. He opens up about his terrifying journey to regain his childlike wonder as he let go of control and let love in. Together, Justin and Ryan talk about their miraculous connection and how their separate goals became the common ground for a much greater purpose. If you’re in need of inspiration and want to experience a more joyous life, this episode is a MUST! And don't forget to head over to Amazon and get your copy of the audiobook THE TREE OF LIFE!
71 minutes | 4 months ago
83: The Power of People Centered Purpose
For many, an end goal is the engine driving our lives and has a way of becoming our sole purpose. Along the way we can find ourselves being willing to do some pretty uncaring and unloving things, believing the end justifies the means. But, what if the end goal is nothing more than an opportunity for the real purpose? In this Episode Justin is joined by his good friend Noah Elias. Together they explore how Noah’s talent of being a Disney Fine Artist is really a vehicle for creating relationships and how Justin’s book, The Tree of Life, was an on-ramp for connection. The two shine a light on people being our highest purpose through vulnerably sharing how their lives have impacted one another. They also discuss how being faithful with what’s right in front of us is the first step to seeing our greatest dreams come true. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. If you want to create a purpose worth living for, listen to this episode now! Don't forget to head to Amazon to get your copy of The Tree of Life Audiobook!
72 minutes | 4 months ago
82: Making Your Dreams a Reality
Learning how to trust our inner voice, especially when it comes to the dreams and desires of our heart, can sometimes be difficult. Often times we are met with unforeseen delays, obstacles, and naysayers. Very rarely is the road to fulfillment straight and paved smoothly. In a world of uncertainty, bringing your dreams to life can sometimes feel like an unclimbable mountain. But with the right approach it can be a tale of adventure and redemption. In this episode Abi interviews Justin about the journey of creating his book The Tree of Life. Justin shares about the wildly miraculous moments and the wisdom he learned along the way as he surrendered his expectations and learned how to come alive in the process. If you’re in need of hope and inspiration, this episode is a must! Don't forget to head to Amazon to get your copy of The Tree of Life Audiobook!
65 minutes | 4 months ago
81: Creating an Anti-Affair Plan
Building trust in a relationship can take years and requires immense vulnerability. When we’ve given our hearts to another human, the cost of betrayal can be so high that few truly bounce back from it. Often times people put a lot of effort trying to clean up the pieces of something that didn’t have to be broken in the first place. In this episode Justin and Abi discuss ways to create an anti-affair plan. Though we can’t control our significant others into making healthy committed decisions, we can co-create a shame-free culture that empowers honesty, health, and healing. If you’ve already played a role in creating a train wreck through betrayal, moving forward isn’t hopeless, because once we know better, we do better. So whether you’re wanting to protect your relationship from an affair, or wanting to right the wrongs of the past moving forward, this episode is for you! And don't forget to check out www.stumvollconsulting.com/courses/thecompassionproject to get your hands on The Compassion Project.
89 minutes | 4 months ago
80: Rebuilding From Rubble with Paul Young
With so many unknowns, life can feel great one moment, and in the next, our world can feel like it’s crumbling all around us. Sometimes the chaos and mayhem happens to us, and sometimes it’s self-inflicted. When mishaps, meltdowns, or tragedy happen, we can find ourselves broken and at a loss for what to do. In this episode Paul Young, author of The Shack, joins Abi and Justin as they discuss the dismantling that happened when he was forced to face the reality of his affair with his wife’s best friend. Together they take a look at the losses and explore the redemption waiting on the other side of facing our greatest fears no matter what it costs us. In a world drowning in an ocean of difficulties, this episode is a lifeline of hope for every listener. And don't forget to check out www.stumvollconsulting.com/courses/thecompassionproject to get your hands on The Compassion Project.
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