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The Quality is Key Podcast
31 minutes | May 17, 2020
Beat the Fear: Do What You Love
You've heard it a thousand times. Follow your dream, do what you love, blah blah blah. But today's guest argues that if you do what you love, the outcome of your success doesn't matter. Your success is defined by the path you chose to take. Ricky Nguyen is the founder of the Millennial Movement podcast, which has reached the top 100 podcasts in the United States, and a clothing brand that follows along the same name. He was inspired by his family, who ran a business his entire life. We always ask ourselves if we can afford to chase the things that we love to do in life, but the question is, can we afford not to?
45 minutes | May 11, 2020
From Rehab to Successful Business Owner: The Story of Rising from the Bottom and Achieving Life Goals
Brendan King is the CEO of Crisis Consultant Group, and specializes in crises and disaster management. With a troubled childhood filled with addiction, drugs, and alcohol, he rose above the challenges and proved that he wanted to turn his life around. After joining the military, he found a passion for helping others during stressful and disaster situations. This eventually led to him starting his own successful business to help schools and other business do just that. Soon to be author, business owner, and hustler Brendan King shares the key moments in his life that led to his turn around and also offers others tips for how manage potentially disastrous situations in our own lives. Brendan also offers online courses to help start your own business from the ground up. For the first 10 people, he is offering 50% off of his classes to The Quality is Key Podcast Listeners. Head over to ENTREHOW.COM and use the code QUALITYISKEY
25 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Following Your Dreams at All Costs and Why There is No Other Choice
You oftentimes hear the phrase "Follow your dreams," or maybe you heard this growing up, but as life hits you, it falls by the wayside. Today my guest is 16 year old singer, India Dupriez, who travels back and forth between Los Angeles and where she lives in Gold Coast, Australia just to follow those dreams. After deciding there was no other pursuit in her life that made the impact that music did, she decided to start getting ahead by educating and immersing herself in music. In this episode, we discuss the importance of holding onto that dream and also dive into how the music industry has changed.
28 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
Advice From a Life Coach: Leaving Behind Your Corporate Life for a Life of Self-Fufillment
A now life coach and certified yoga instructor, Leta Stevens, talks about her journey of a scary, yet rewarding transition from a corporate 9-5 job into starting her own business. She shares her story and talks about being stuck in a miserable position and needing to make that change. More importantly, she shares insight into how you can do the same, even if you are tied down to financial obligations. Leta's insight will help guide you into the reality of 2019: Things are not the same as they were 20-30 years ago, and that is a great thing. In 2019, it's easier than ever to chase after your passion and turn it into your source of income/happiness. This episode is worth a listen if you are in a corporate setting looking to make a change or if you are looking to gain insight into jumping into something you love.
35 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Overcoming Addiction and Fear
In this episode, we dive into the roots of addiction and fear using a very personal story by Dr. Sid Kannon. Dr. Sid fought an alcohol addiction that almost led to ending his life and his future as a dentist. He shares his stories about the underlying fears that caused his addiction, how he overcame it, and how you can do the same with any type of addiction in your own life.
28 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
A Journey to Creating Real Content and Pursuing Your Passion Project
We often feel overwhelmed with not enough outlets that help us feel steady. Maybe we have an outlet such as drawing, music, etc. and we don't feel that we have the time to actually do them. Today, my guest is Dyon, a rapper/songwriter from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He worked his way into the music scene, becoming serious about his passion during the last leg of high school. He saw an opportunity to do what he loved and became a game changer by not following the straight path that most people were on. Dyon has gotten to release his content on major platforms, has collaborated with some huge names in the music industry, and is happy to wake up every day getting to do something that he loves. Don't we all deserve to follow our passion and do something we love? Dyon shares some stories of his upbringing into the music scene, his success that followed, and lends advice to everyone who is looking to venture out and pursue what they're passionate about.
32 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Setting Self-Boundaries, the Psychology of Happiness, and Handling Social Media Better
How many times do we go throughout each day where we make decisions based off of other people, and not our own happiness? Amanda White, owner of Therapy for Women, explains that we need to be making more decisions that make US happy. A lot of times, it starts with setting boundaries with yourself, and can even expand fully into how we deal with the social media world today. She gives us amazing insight into how we can handle social media more responsibly, about how boundaries can lead to greater happiness, and the evolutionary psychology behind happiness.
30 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Overcoming A Big Change in Life and How to Conquer Adversity Better Than Ever
Oftentimes we hit milestones in our life that can drastically impact us in a positive or negative way. In times like these, we often don't know how to respond. We think our life is heading in one direction, we get hit, and now it's heading in a completely different direction. Whether it be a change in career, family, relationships, or for my guest today, a path that would lead him to the NBA. Twany Beckham played for the University of Kentucky, until he was impacted by an injury that ended his basketball career. Today on the show, Twany goes through the process of what that was like, how much his life changed, and what inspired him to become a two-time author and speaker. He also shares his best advice on how you can get through your adversity and the mindset that it takes to overcome any obstacle.
28 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
What is Your "Why" in Life and How Can You Find it?
Have you ever found yourself going through each day, feeling like there might not be a purpose for anything that you're doing? My guest today is Jill Sinclair, a Tedx Speaker, author, and business coach. She argues that EVERYBODY has a purpose, or a "why," in life. She explains how she found her life's purpose, and how you can go on to find yours. Sometimes life can confuse you with obstacles and conflicts, but Jill reasons that with a little time and digging, it really isn't all that hard to find out the reason that we're here on this planet. Jill goes into strategies that you can use in your everyday life to build yourself up, move closer to your goals, and become a master of what you were put on this Earth to do.
36 minutes | Oct 5, 2019
One Secret That Will Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Make You Happier
What is the one thing that can drastically improve the lifestyle that you live? With every advertisement on tv promising to alleviate pain symptoms and increase your overall life, is there a true remedy for some of the things that we believe to be chronic? Anxiety and Depression symptoms continue to take hold of millions of people every day, many people feel tired after getting a full night of sleep, and we're having pain that seems to be chronic. My guest today, Craig McCloskey argues that the type of food we eat has much to do with all of these symptoms and that it's a lot easier to correct these things than we think. Diagnosed with tourettes at a young age, Craig turned to nutrition as an answer after experiencing how his ticks affected his own life. He demonstrates that the type of food he ate drastically eliminated his ticks and symptoms of this chronic syndrome and explains how you can do the same in your own life when it comes to chronic pain and your mental state.
23 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
What's it Like to Be a Full-Time Traveler?
Maybe you've gazed at instagram posts of a "travel influencer" or found yourself on youtube watching hours of travel vlogs, wondering if this type of lifestyle is really possible. Today my guest is Michelle Brenton, who owns her own nutritional supplement company and has been non-stop traveling with her family for over 3 years all around Australia. She discusses what life is like when you never stop traveling, how you can learn to travel constantly, and talks about things less discussed when it comes to life on the road. When it comes down to it, any type of life that you want to live is possible, including a life of non-stop travel. However, with these types of dreams, there will always be major sacrifices. Michelle talks about these sacrifices as well, and what people originally thought about her and her family disappearing to travel the country.
36 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Lets Talk About Anxiety and Depression
We live an a world where words like "anxiety" and "depression" come with negative stigmas. With anxiety and depression rates through the roof, what is the best way we can learn to combat this and how is social media playing a role? Today my guest Levi Walter, founder of Arhaka Fitness, challenges us to start having more conversations about these mental illnesses. He is also the author of a children's book, "Camo the Pup" which helps give children an outlet to talk about anxiety and depression. Levi sheds some light on how we can learn to build ourselves up instead of breaking down, the fight through a personal struggle, and why removing social media likes may be the starting answer to some tough problems we face today.
33 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
How to Navigate Your Hidden Network
Have you ever wondered, "How does this person know so many well-established people?" or maybe you've heard the phrase, "It's all about who you know". In this episode, my guest is David Burkus, a keynote speaker, leadership professor, and author of his most recent book "Friend of a Friend." He explains how we can build better social ties, why we can ditch the old networking events, and why it's so important to observe who we surround ourselves with.
30 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Is Your Environment Controlling Your Life or Are You Controlling it?
Today my guest is Jonny Stofko: Author, strength trainer, business owner, and podcaster. He gives us the greatest insight into how your environment can shape who you become and what you do in your life. Oftentimes we neglect to think how powerful our environment really is and how the people around us play such a big role in shaping who we become. Jonny gives us insight into how he moved from a high poverty area in Youngstown, Ohio all the way to starting his own business in Sydney, Australia. He gives tips and insight into what we might be facing in our every day lives, how we can use our environment to our advantage, and face the important fact: It doesn't matter where we come from, we ultimately choose our own fate.
40 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
The World is Not Out to Get You, I Promise
When tragic events take place in our lives, we often ask ourselves, "why me?" My guest today is Dan Holguin. He is high performance athlete, author of the book "peak performance past 30", and living proof that no matter the negative circumstances, you can pick things up and live your best possible life. Within 6 months, Dan lost his best friend, split up with his fiancé, lost his job, gained 30 pounds, and totaled his truck. He talks about the obstacles he had to overcome, how to live a well-balanced life, and how the world is only out to get you if you really let it.
33 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
Major Changes in Life: How Do You Handle it?
Life changes unexpectedly all of the time. Even when you have a moment to plan for certain changes, the difficult process is inevitable. As someone who has been going through constant change his entire life, I offer insight into the stages you will go through and how to conquer and adapt.
25 minutes | Oct 13, 2018
Passion Vs. Reality
A lot of us of grow up picturing what it would be like to have our dream job, right? We all have an idea of a picture perfect world where we can make money and survive by doing the things we're most passionate about. Today my guest is Sha Vlimpse, a songwriter and rapper from the state of New Jersey. Sha went viral on facebook when he posted a music video for a song he had written. The difference was, this music video took place at his college graduation. In this episode, we discuss the hardships of following through with your passions even when the world is telling you to give up.
28 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Creating Financial and Social Freedom
We live in a world with social consequences. We are constantly afraid of what people think of us both online and offline. Some of these thoughts cause disasterous results in our relationships, daily lives, and our finances. Rebecca Korn, an award winning financial advisor and life enthusiast, dives into serious topics about how to create a better financial future, avoid the conflict of social spending, and becoming more free in our every day lives.
33 minutes | Sep 28, 2018
How Exercise Affect Your Mental Health
With over 40 million adults suffering from anxiety in the United States alone, many are faced with this difficulty in their every day lives. Today my guest Jamie Rahn (Captain NBC) shares his story about being on American Ninja Warrior, what it was like to face his anxiety head on, and the impact that exercise played in his mental health.
27 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
5 Tips to Accomplish Your Long Term Goals
Have you set yourself goals that you want to accomplish but keep getting stuck in a rut? Today I talk about the top 5 ways I have learned to accomplish goals in my life, and I think they are really going to help you all as well. We dive into some science behind delayed gratification and why it may be the key to living a healthier, more successful life.
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