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54 minutes | 14 hours ago
155. Phoebe Mroczek: Navigating The Journey Back To Yourself
“When I find presence, that is when intuition can come in.” We don’t only experience grief after the death of a loved one. We also experience grief when our plans are forced to change. Late last year, Phoebe Mroczek was hit by a car in downtown Austin. After choosing the path of positivity to empower her healing, Phoebe was able to explore an even deeper path of self-discovery and self-love. Through the power of presence and by asking a new set of questions, Phoebe learned to refind her center amongst the chaos. By creating space for pauses and presence, Phoebe was able to embrace a journey of unbecoming as she journeyed back to her truth. In this heart-warming episode, Phoebe and I explore the magic that can open up after life knocks you down. Tune in to discover the personal growth that becomes possible when you’re willing to dance fully with whatever’s in front of you. “When your cage is rattled a little bit, it is a new invitation to go deeper.” Phoebe Mroczek is a personal strategist to the most successful business leaders, helping them uncover and integrate their own unique formula for self-mastery, deep connection and fulfillment.Phoebe is the founder of Unbecoming®, a leading podcast and nationally-syndicated radio show that helps 110,000+ weekly listeners release what is holding them back, step into alignment and awaken to the truth of who they are.Phoebe believes that while what we do in the world is important, we are meant to do so much more in life than just work. As a curious explorer and recovering perfectionist, she has traveled to nearly 70 countries on 6 continents, been cage diving with great white sharks, camped in the Serengeti and motorcycled across 15 countries in Europe.In this powerful conversation, Phoebe and I explore: What does it mean to create space in your life?What are we trying to return to when we pause?Navigating the truth that we’re always put together. The guiding force of questions. How to tap into intuition through presence. The difference between purpose and missions. Healing residual emotions for deeper self-acceptance. How to navigate your grief when life undermines your plans. And more…Phoebe is an incredible human whose presence and heart has a lot to teach us about unbecoming so we can truly live. “Patience is a really big part of the journey back to myself.” How to contact www.unbecomingpodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/phoebemroczek1https://www.instagram.com/phoebemroczek/https://twitter.com/PhoebeMroczekWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | 8 days ago
154. Jessica Reis: How To Transform The Grieving Process Into A Beautiful Experience
“Our grief is sacred and it’s a rite of passage.” 2020 has forced us all to explore our relationship with grief. At some level, we’re all grieving - for unexplored plans, for the old way of living, and for loved ones who are no longer with us. You may know I lost my grandmother and aunt recently to COVID-19. As my family moves through our grief, I’m experiencing the pain and beauty of dancing with a rich spectrum of emotions. At times, I’m overwhelmed with pain, hurt, and confusion. Then without warning, my emotions flip to deep gratitude for the memories and the opportunity to deepen the connection I feel with my family. Turns out there is no playbook for grief. Instead, death is a rite of passage and grief is a personal process that we will all experience at some point during our lives. So to help break down the taboos and myths around grief, I wanted to bring Death Doula, Jessica Reis onto the show. “There’s no right way to grieve.” Jessica is an incredible human who’s doing incredible work. She specializes in Grief, Loss, Shadow work and Death Guidance, and nourishes with love, guidance and support while helping people to navigate the loss of a loved one. In this powerful conversation, Jessica and I explore. Why do we struggle to navigate grief? How do you dance through grief so you can feel the full spectrum of emotions? The importance of meeting a grieving person where they are. How you can change the story about grief to make it a more beautiful experience Why grief is sacred and a rite of passage. How the presence of death can become life-affirming. Death-nesting and the power of supporting someone to move into the portal of death. How I connected energetically with my grandmother in the last moments of her life. The power of moving through grief with ceremonies. Why inauthenticity repels. And more…Whether you’re grieving for a loved one or the loss of your pre-COVID plans and dreams, this beautiful conversation will help you dance with your emotions - wherever they want to take you. “It’s not about feeling better, it’s about understanding the rhythm and the timing of your grief.” How to contact Jessicawww.deathempath.comhttps://www.instagram.com/deathempathWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | 15 days ago
153. Elisabeth Cardiello: Building Emotional Resilience and Experiencing Safety in an Unsafe World
“Vulnerability is just sharing whatever emotion is in you.” One of the reasons 2020 has been so unsettling is because safety is a basic human need. When certainty is stripped away, fear bubbles up - causing us to feel as though the world is unsafe. But despite the chaos, there’s an opportunity to be found in the current climate. When the outside world shifts, we have no option but to dive within. In the process, we can cultivate emotional resilience and tap into a more reliable form of safety… the safety that comes from feeling certain inside your own emotions and your own body. So if you’re craving a sense of peace in this ‘unsafe’ world, this you’ll want to hear what this week’s incredible guest - Elisabeth Cardiello - has to share. “I like to think of empathy as opening this ocean of space so that you can meet the emotion.” Elisabeth Cardiello is the founder of a coffee company called Caffè Unimatic. Created by her father in the 1950s, the Unimatic drip-percolator became a symbol of Elisabeth’s childhood and hours of coffee-fuelled conversations. It was while sorting through her dad’s affairs after his unexpected death that the Unimatic took center stage in Elisabeth’s life again. Safely stored in the office’s storeroom, Elisabeth discovered a collection of 5,000 Unimatics manufactured by her dad in the 1960s - and Caffè Unimatic was born.Then more dots began to connect…As a child, Elisabeth was obsessed with asking better questions. As an adult, she’d deconstructed conversation and understood the importance of listening. Combined, this fueled her desire to use coffee to start the conversations that will harmonize our world - and the BRAVE Framework was born. BRAVE Conversations Over Coffee® is a platform designed to help companies, families, and teams communicate in a way that inspires vulnerability, empathy, courage, and acceptance. Elisabeth’s work has taken her to speak at UN Conferences. She’s given Congressional briefings, two TEDx Talks, and multiple keynotes, as well as been featured by the likes of Forbes, NBC, and Goop. What’s more, her life story is currently part of a Netflix documentary about how coffee connects humanity.In this beautiful conversation, Elisabeth shares how her coffee became a trigger for creating emotional resilience and unlocking the bravery we all need to thrive. Here’s a taste of the topics we explore. Methods for creating more safety in yourself.How rituals help you find deeper levels of resilience. The powerful ways that community helps you move forward.How Elisabeth’s dad inspired her business and her life’s work. Secrets for communicating compassion through your eyes. Strategies for using the ritual of coffee to start conversations that can harmonize the world. Elisabeth’s five-step BRAVE framework for vulnerable, authentic conversations. How to create and hold compassionate spaces for others to step into and thrive. And more…Elisabeth is an incredible human doing amazing work - especially given the times we’re in. I’m so excited for you to experience her presence in this powerful conversation. “For me, coffee is the opportunity to take a step forward every day.” How to contact caffeunimatic.com / braveconversationsovercoffee.comhttps://www.instagram.com/caffeunimatichttps://www.twitter.com/caffeunimaticFacebook: caffeunimaticWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | 22 days ago
152. Will Etheridge: Changing Your Perception To Change Your Life
“Each person has a unique set of values. It’s very much like a snowflake or a fingerprint. It’s unique to you.” I’ve found that one of the keys to staying grounded and living a fulfilling life is to discover your purpose and define your values. Together, these two inner guidance systems create a north star that helps you make decisions and live in a direction of increasing choice.Doing the inner work to distinguish between my values and those I’ve picked up from others has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. And in this week’s episode, you get to meet the man who helped me do it. Will Etheridge is a human behaviorist, value systems expert and a Perceptual Balancing Specialist. His genius is in taking clients from a clouded view of their direction in life and crystallizing it using their unique set of values in order to bring them clarity, focus and the inspiration necessary to live an amazing life.I couldn’t be more excited to bring you this episode, so tune in now and discover how knowing your values can transform your life. “Living in your values, is living in inspiration.” Knowing what motivates you will help you live a more fulfilling, purposeful life. As you’ll hear in this episode, values work is a powerful tool that will help you take your own personal growth into your hands. Listen to this episode and you’ll hear Will and I explore:The default state that most people are in.The reason we close down on someone before we even know them. What is a value system and how does that impact your choices? Whether or not your values are set in stone? How the priorities of your values change during the day. Why we fear our feelings. How do you differentiate between injected values and your own values? And more... “Your perception filters through your value system.” How to contact Discover more about Will’s work at www.willetheridge.com. Follow Will on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/willcetheridgeWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | a month ago
151. Finnian Kelly: Transforming Your Money Into A Source of Peace, Purpose, And Power
“Financially happy is a philosophy or a state of being. It’s this idea that you can be both happy and wealthy now.” As a society, we’ve guided ourselves into a challenging relationship with money. Money is the thread that flows through EVERYTHING. It’s the ultimate connector that ties us all together. Due to the way society is structured, most of us can’t live without money! Yet, we decided to make money an emotionally charged taboo. And it’s disempowering us. This episode’s guest - Finnian Kelly - is here to offer up a new perspective on money and wealth-creation. His own life experiences have taught him how to combine money with spirituality - so you can live a more intentional life. Finnian calls this philosophy Financially Happy, and in this episode, he shows you how you can choose this way of being for yourself.“Whenever someone says they don’t care about money, they care about money more than anyone else.” Finnian Kelly is the creator of the Financially Happy movement, a world-renown keynote speaker, and an Intentional Living Guide. He’s built and excited two multi-million-dollar businesses in the financial industry as well as running a private wealth management company that managed $100s millions. He’s appeared on Sky Business and Ten’s morning shows as a financial expert. He was also an Undercover Angel in the popular National Geographic series. Dubbed the Business Mystic, Finnian helps people feel connected with their money so they can be intentional and live in the now - one breath at a time.In this incredible episode, Finnian and I explore: How to transform your relationship with moneyEmpowering women around money to heal the divine feminine wound. The reason financial freedom is a dangerous goal to have. The concept of money as a magnifier. Using money as a tool to identify and heal personal pain and trauma. Tapping into heart wisdom to live a wealthier life. Why you need to focus on your feelings. The shift you experience when you live from a place of love, NOT fear.What’s the spiritual purpose of creating more wealth?And more…If you’re challenged by money and financial matters create a trigger that disrupts your spiritual path, this episode is for you. By the end of this deep-dive conversation, you’ll create an opportunity for yourself to feel excited and energized by money. Check it out. “Money on itself is not evil. Money is not amazing. Money is just a connector, it’s just energy. We put our own energy onto it, and that determines how it works for us.” How to contact Finnian Discover how to be Financially Happy at www.financiallyhappy.comLearn more about Finnian’s story at www.finniankelly.com Email Finnian at Finnian@finniankelly.com Follow Finnian on InstagramWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | a month ago
150. Raj Jana: How Journaling Transformed My Business & My Life
“I’ve been able to achieve success faster than most individuals as a result of me being so conscious with my journaling efforts to truly capture lessons when they’re happening.” I wanted to do something a little different to celebrate the 150th episode of Stay Grounded. So I decided to collaborate with my good friend Georgina El Morshdy who hosts the Writing Your Best Self podcast. Over the years, Georgina and I have enjoyed countless deep-dive conversations. Georgina has a unique gift of asking questions that crack you open and connect you with your soul. As a muse, she’s pulled countless things out of me that I didn’t even realize I had in me. She’s also a passionate journaler - so asking Georgina to interview me about my journaling practices for this milestone episode felt like the perfect thing to do.Looking back, journaling has been a consistent tool that’s helped me compress time and experience exhilarating fulfillment in business and life. And in this episode, you’ll get to learn all of my journaling secrets - so you can leverage this powerful practice for yourself. “When I discovered how powerful self-awareness was, my life changed.” Journaling is one of the most powerful tools I know for connecting back into the truth of who you are. The discoveries and insights you get to make inside your journal are both powerful and profound. Here’s an overview of the topics Georgina and I explore so you can get a taste for the breadth of paths that journaling allows you to explore: How a lack of purpose inspired me to discover the magic of journaling.How gratitude allows you to connect dots and transform your perspective of time and the past. How to dive deeper into your emotions through your journaling practice. An in-depth look at my daily, weekly, monthly, and annual journaling practice.The importance of capturing the highs and the lows in your journal. Leveraging journaling as a catalyst for extraordinary living that compresses time. Why present moment awareness is a powerhouse of learning. How to turn moments of insecurity into huge learning opportunities. Why active appreciation is one of the most powerful tools you can cultivate. How to embody the lessons your journal teaches you. How to build an operating philosophy through your journal reflections. The beautiful way that journaling unlocks insights and wisdom that your ego can’t explain. How journaling for presence allows alchemy to flood out. And more! One more thing… be sure to listen to the end as I share TWO powerful journaling prompts that will open up something beautiful for your business and your life. “Journaling is one of the most powerful ways to declutter what’s not yours. By paying attention, by catching things before they become too big of a problem, by learning to feel and learning to trust yourself when you feel.” How to contact GeorginaDiscover more about Georgina’s work as a Message Muse at www.findyouryou.co.uk Check out Georgina’s journaling podcast at https://writingyour.bestself.coFollow Georgina on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/georgina.morshdyAnd Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/georginaelmorshdy/?hl=enWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
71 minutes | a month ago
149. Asher Packman: Why Death Is Our Greatest Teacher
“Death is literally the greatest teacher that we have.” Asher Packman’s life circumstances forced him to rewrite his relationship with death. This journey started in 2007, when his sister committed suicide at the peak of Asher’s corporate career. His mother died not long after, and while Asher was still deep in grief, he received his own terminal diagnosis. But in the shadows and the darkness, Asher allowed death to become his most powerful teacher. By choosing to embrace the presence of death in his life, Asher discovered how to truly live. Death is a conversation most of want to avoid, but we shouldn’t. The second you’re born, death becomes a certainty. In this taboo-breaking interview, Asher shows you how you can call in death without fear - and allow it to teach you the secret of life. “If you stop and think about it, you’re having a conversation with death all the time.” Asher Packman is the president of Meditation Australia and the founder of Warrior Within and The Fifth Dimension. He also runs death workshops Over the last decade, Asher has grown to become a globally recognised mindset coach and meditation teacher. Combining heart intelligence with Eastern philosophies and storytelling, he provides an approach that will connect you to the unlimited potential of your own true nature.In this empowering conversation that everyone needs to have about death, Asher and I explore: Why we’re having a conversation with death all the time. The power of learning from the darkness and shadows? Exploring the dance between destiny and free choice. Navigating the journey from our head to our heart. Asher’s life experiences that inspired him to start an inner journey. Asher’s relationships with his illness. The difference between acceptance and agreements. The power of lockdown for inspiring a collective rite of passage. I encourage you to listen in. “The biggest journey a lot of people take in their lives is eight inches: from their head back to their heart again.” How to contact www.asherpackman.comwww.facebook.com/warriorwithin1https://www.instagram.com/asherpackman/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
148. Dominick Quartuccio: How To Lead With Vulnerability and Step Into Healthy Masculinity
“As men, we are so hell-bent on protecting our masculinity because - this runs to the root of an identity - if you’re not a man, then you’re weak, you’re ostracized, you’re not valued. And then, you’re on your own. You’re left to kind of perish. This runs so deeply inside of us that we don’t recognize the game that we’re playing, which is “protect my man card.”You may have noticed a recent trend where people are talking about the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and what it means to be a man. These confronting conversations are forcing us to look more closely at masculine and feminine dynamics and the healthy role that each plays in establishing harmonious societies. As a result, there are a growing number of men who are willing to explore the journey required to step into healthier versions of manhood. As my brother Dominick Quartuccio explains, there are a lot of little boys running around in the bodies of men! The reason? Conventional schooling and society don’t prioritize teaching the transition into healthy masculinity. But if we’re willing to lean into our vulnerability and listen to our heart’s whispers, not only will we experience profound healing BUT we have an opportunity to unleash the true power of our divine masculine into the world. “The number one fear, like subconscious fear, that is controlling men’s lives that they don’t know about, is this fear of emasculation.” In this powerful conversation, Dominick and I explore what healthy masculinity looks like. We also explore the challenges men face while protecting their ‘man card’. And as you’ll hear, cultivating the confidence to listen to your heart in the midst of all the noise is a powerful way to transform your life - especially during 2020. Dominick is a leader in the field of healthy masculinity and a man who walks his talk. His commitment to do the inner work always blows me away. As a coach, author, and advocate, Dominick helps men discover and live the Great Man Within. He co-hosts The Great Man Within podcast, and runs DoInnerWork.com. He also leads The Great Man Mastermind, a community of high caliber and high character men living their greatest purpose and optimizing their performance in everything they do. Here’s a taste of what we discuss in this incredible conversation: What is a healthy definition of masculinity? Why are there so many little boys living in men’s bodies. How to navigate the death of an identity as a season in your life ends.The power of initiations and the rite of passage ceremonies. How to ask for help without losing your man card.How can men hold space to be friends with a woman?The healing power of being vulnerable with other menHow to be vulnerable with yourself. With plenty to think about and takeaway for both men and women, this episode is the perfect way to explore the healing effect of cultivating healthy masculine energy in your life. “You have to find that one person, that first person that you could really open up to and confide in and then you’ll find, over the course of time, that it’s a lot easier to open up to other people, too.” How to contact Check out The Great Man Within Podcastwww.DoInnerWork.com/resourceshttps://www.dominickq.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGreatManWithinhttps://www.instagram.com/dominickq/https://www.instagram.com/dominickq/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
147. Rebecca Louise: Strategies For Choosing An Unlimited Life
“Everything that you have in your life is solely down to the choices that you have made.” How do you overcome imposter syndrome, fears, and other people’s doubts to live a life without limits and achieve your dreams and destiny? After going through anorexia at 17 and being bullied throughout school, Rebecca Louise decided to never let anything affect her going after her goals. Rebecca’s dreams brought her to the USA from the UK on a whim to get her commercial pilots license when she was 23-years-old. Although Rebecca loved flying, it was not her ultimate passion. When she got her work visa she was cast to be on a fitness YouTube channel. This is where Rebecca’s love for fitness, helping people and hosting came alive. Today, Rebecca Louise is a mindset and fitness coach and the host of the top-rated podcast It Takes Grit. Her fitness videos have surpassed over 450 million views on YouTube and her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Shape, KTLA, FOX, Closer, Oxygen, Well + Good, Goop. It was in response to audience demand, that Rebecca created her Fitness and Nutrition App BURN and she’s recently published her new book, It Takes Grit. “If you want to get places in life, you just have to know that is going to take time, grit, and determination.” Rebecca’s on a mission to motivate people to feel like the best version of themselves through exciting workouts and tasty recipes. In this energetic conversation, Rebecca and I explore: What is self-care supposed to be?Why self-care reasons inspire Rebecca to get up earlier. How to create balance. Why it’s so much easier to make commitments to others than ourselves. Why telling other people about your big goals can inspire commitment.Overcoming imposter syndrome. How to cope with bad choices. How Rebecca uses gratitude. Mindsets for navigating through fear. And more! If you’re ready to kick-start your motivation and unlock the passion to step outside of your comfort zone, this episode is for you. Check it out! “Only take advice from people that you want to trade places with.” How to contact www.rebecca-louise.comCheck out Rebecca’s book It Takes Grit - https://rebecca-louise.com/pages/bookwww.facebook.com/rebeccalouisefitnesshttps://www.instagram.com/rebeccalouisefitness/https://www.twitter.com/rebeccalouiseWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
146. Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen: Returning To Our Childlike State To Live A More Magical Life
“People who ask more questions are perceived to be more likeable.” Can you remember how it felt to have the curiosity of a child? Maybe it was a time when you believed you could be anything. Or a time when endless questions inspired your day. Unfortunately, 'life' buries our desire for more, and before you know it, the questions seize up. Life begins to feel more limited until we're stuck in the soul-sucking status quo, wondering what happened to all that 'more'. This week’s incredible guests believe you can reinvigorate your inherent ability to create more of what you desire. It’s all possible when you tap into the insane power of ASKING. “When you ask yourself a question, it literally causes a different part of your mind to light up - and it's the part of your brain that does critical thinking.” Mark Victor Hansen is probably best known as the co-author of the wildly popular Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Mark is also an entrepreneurial marketing maven and a sought-after keynote speaker who’s spoken to 7,000 audiences in 78 countries. Crystal Dwyer Hansen is a celebrity coach, wellness/nutrition expert, business strategist, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who’s an expert in the field of human potential. Together, Crystal and Mark are the power couple behind the new book Ask! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny. It’s an incredible book created to help you access your hidden dreams and bring them into reality. In this empowering conversation, you can discover more about the power of asking as Mark, Crystal, and I explore: Why questions are an overlooked superpower. What is the role of curiosity in fulfillment? The SEVEN roadblocks that make people scared of living their destiny.The THREE channels of asking. Strategies that can unlock the freedom to ask. The ONE secret to staying happily married. Where does curiosity come from? What are the most powerful questions you ask yourself? And more...If you’re ready to ask for more and you want to live a life that’s true to your deepest desires, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. “Having a fully-fledged desire, a burgeoning desire, an ambitious desire is what wakes up curiosity.” How to contact Check out Marks’ work at http://markvictorhansen.com Discover more about Crystal’s work at https://crystalvisionlife.com/about/Get your copy of Ask! on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Ask-Bridge-Your-Dreams-Destiny/dp/164293495X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ask%21&qid=1599051253&sr=8-2We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
145. Chris Plough: One Man’s Story Of Transforming Suicidal Thoughts Into Something Beautiful
“I had all of the things and yet, I was at this point where I didn't want to live.” I believe this is one of the most important episodes of Stay Grounded I’ve ever recorded. Suicide is a big killer among men my age and there’s a common thread - we don’t know how to talk about depression or feelings of isolation, or how to ask for help and support during dark times. When I first met Chris Plough, I was deeply moved by his depth of empathy, care, and sensitivity. This is a man who’s experienced suicide from both sides. Not only has he been close to taking his own life - the first time at age just 16 - but he lost both his parents in a homicide-suicide. In this vulnerable conversation, Chris shares the emotions involved and what it actually feels like to have suicidal tendencies. He also explains the tangible steps we can all take to help someone transform their suicidal thoughts into something beautiful. “Empathetic witness is just being able to be present with somebody and allow them to share what they're going through and care without judgment.” Suicide is a taboo, and it shouldn’t be. Fortunately, Chris found support from an empathetic friend, which helped to kick-start a journey of compassion and unconditional self-love. Now we can all learn from his experiences - so we’re better positioned to support people who need it… because no one is alone. In this beautiful episode, Chris and I explore: What is self-love? The role of patience in your self-love journey. The story of the list and how it can prevent suicide attempts. How to be an empathetic listener. The three isolation creators.How to share suicidal thoughts to help a listener receive them. The difference between conditional and unconditional love.How best to respond if you can’t be an empathetic listener when someone asks.Using self-care to honor yourself and avoid dark places. How to dismantle the cages we put ourselves in. What your vulnerability can invite in others. And more…Chris is on a mission to ‘Liberate Humanity’. He’s doing this through his work at AdventureX where he creates experiences that provide space and freedom for people. He’s also a sought-after speaker who makes space to be an empathetic witness for people who need it. “When you're feeling those things in that darkness - shame, guilt, not wanting to burden others - those create this isolation that makes you believe you're actually alone.” How to contact Check out Chris’ work at https://chrisplough.comExplore Chris’ role as an empathetic witness - chrisplough.com/I-am-listeningWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
144. Susie Carder: The Courage To Ask For the Love & Support You Need
“In a crisis, the worst thing you can do is isolate yourself.” Susie Carder is no stranger to crisis. As a survivor of abuse, Susie learned to rise above the crisis, discover her inner strength, and in the process, completely transform the life trajectory that her childhood mapped out. These experiences have put her in a beautiful position to be able to support people to move through these current times. “I'm a tough-love coach. I'm going to tell you what you don't want to hear, show you what you don't want to see, so that you could be the person you knew that you could be.” Susie started out as a low-paid hairdresser trying to support her two girls before deciding to be an entrepreneur. Since then, she’s built two $10 million dollar companies and as a Profit Coach, she supports other entrepreneurs to build a business that allows them to live their dreams and achieve financial abundance.Susie’s helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs increase their revenues by more than 3,000% and worked with top business moguls including John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols, Steve Harvey, Doug Carter, and Paul Mitchell.Her latest book is Power Your Profit, a bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark.In this loving episode, Susie and I explore: What does Susie describe as a crisis?The three ways of navigating a crisis. Susie’s incredible story of supporting her children.Listening to the whisper instead of waiting for the tsunami. How to lean into the voice of truth. Why people need to hear your stories.What role does self-love play in leadership? How do you know when you’ve found someone who you need to have in your life?What is your relationship with surrender? Why Susie’s gift is finding the money.And more...If you’re ready to listen to the whispers and hear how life is knocking at your door, this episode will give you the courage and confidence you need to ask for support and take the leap. Check it out. “You have to work through the fear. Hold fear on one hand and courage in the other, and just jump.” How to contact https://www.susiecarder.com/https://www.facebook.com/SusieCarder/https://www.instagram.com/SusieCarderhttps://twitter.com/susiecarderWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
143. Nancy Levin: Escaping the Addictive Nature Of The Go-Go-Go Lifestyle
“We stay in the fast lane so that we don't have to feel our deal.” Current times have forced a new pace of life upon so many of us. There’s an invitation to slow down, take stock, and reassess what’s most important. There’s a window to be more intentional and practice the grounding ritual that connects us back to our true essence.Sure, these times are challenging - especially for those of us who are used to speed and hustle, but the pause can also be healing. Slowing down provides an opportunity to sit with the emotions and feelings hidden by the ‘go-go-go’ lifestyle. In turn, we have a chance to shift from DOing to BEing - and in the process, we get clearer on our own wants, needs, and desires. This episode’s guest - the incredible Nancy Levin - is here to help you navigate that transition with ease and grace. Drawing from personal experiences, Nancy shares her story about escaping the addictive ‘on-it’ lifestyle to learn how to live her life on her terms. “Everything we're chasing externally needs to be resolved internally first.” Nancy Levin is a Master Coach and bestselling author of several books including her latest, Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free. Formerly the Event Director at Hay House for over a decade, Nancy is the creator of Levin Life Coach Academy and offers in-depth coaching and training programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and setting boundaries that stick.Here’s a taste of what Nancy and I explore in this powerful episode:What does it feel like to go from a million miles per hour to slowing down completely?How does self-love feel? What are boundaries, what role do they play, and how do you know that you need one?The three sisters of overcoming selfishness.How to heal resentment. Why telling the truth takes less energy.Understanding our relationship to security and safety. Why the present moment is your crystal ball. And more…If you’re ready to prioritize your own needs and take the stigma out of selfishness to live a slower-paced life, this episode promises a lot of clarity.Check it out. “To be able to know that I'm worthy and a value just by being me and not having to do anything at all was a profound moment in time for me.” How to contact www.nancylevin.com@NancyLevinAuthor (FB)https://www.instagram.com/nancy_levin/https://twitter.com/nancylevinWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
142. Makhosi Candiss Pitts: Shamanic Wisdom On Discovering What You’re Supposed To Do With Your Life
“I’m trusting my own spirit over my mind and over what anybody else thinks.” Is there a part of you that knows your true path follows a different track to the one you’re walking currently? Do you have an inner knowing that your life could be different - if only you had the courage to follow the beat of your own drum? If so, you’re not alone. In this age of transformation and chaos, more and more people are questioning the conventional path through life. More and more people are looking to explore the truth of who they are and authentically express their inner being. Makhosi Candiss Pitts is an Abundance Activator & Authentic African Shaman who helps seekers create an extraordinary business and life using mindset, mindfulness and metaphysics mastery. She guides people to develop their intuition and cultivate the courage to trust their personal truth - so they can create limitless abundance, unparalleled freedom and exceptional impact.And in this powerful episode, she’ll help you do the same...“Your capacity for impact in this world, your capacity for love in this world, your capacity for fulfillment in this world is built in your willingness to experience the entire range of the human experience.” Makhosi has had an indelible impact on my own spiritual path. If you’re a spiritual seeker who’s ready to go deeper, you’ll love her energy as well as resonate with her own story of transformation and insane personal growth. In the past, Makhosi walked the traditional path too - until she reached a point where she was no longer willing to compromise her soul desires. In this powerful interview, we explore how you can take the leap and develop the trust you need to be your authentic self. Here’s a taste of what we explore: Why do humans crave a sense of sovereignty?What does it feel like to be a sovereign being?How do you know when you’re experiencing oneness? How do you learn to trust your intuition? How do you know what to trust in the present moment? What is freedom? Was there a time when you were afraid of making a big decision? Makhosi’s journey to becoming a shaman.And more... “The truth is in this moment, it's in the present, it's in the body.” If your soul is ready for more impact, freedom, and abundance, this episode is essential listening so check it out. How to contact www.theroyalshaman.comwww.facebook.com/theroyalshamanhttps://www.instagram.com/theroyalshaman/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
141. Jason R. Ayers: How To Stop Your Stories From Destroying Your Life
“There’s so much wisdom in knowing yourself.” How do you create an inspiring vision for your life and then turn that vision into your everyday reality?I believe we all have an idea of the kind of life we want to live. We all have dreams we want to fulfil and an inner knowing of who we could be and what would make our hearts sing. The question is, are you giving yourself permission to articulate that vision and then take the steps necessary to bring it to life? If this is an area of your life where you could do with a hand, this episode’s guest is your man! I’m super pumped to introduce your new friend, Mr Jason Ayers. Jason is an entrepreneur, operations optimizer, process engineer, and relentless problem-solver with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He has spent most of his life studying leadership, the psychology of achievement, performance management, systems, marketing, automation, business, and sales.He's a certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP), which helps him to get his clients into action when they're feeling stuck, trapped, or blocked.Above all, Jason is a problem-solving Integrator who empowers people to not only create their visions but to expand them into their fullest potential. So if you’re looking for a shot of inspiration so you can live into the fullness of who you are and your vision for your life, this episode is for you.“I think we’re all here for a reason. I think we all have a purpose, and part of the challenge of life is just stripping away all of the stories and the lies and everything else to get down to that truth: that kind of bedrock, fundamental truth that lies beneath.” Jason is an incredible human who moves through life with a beautiful tempo and speed. He’s a man who’s passionate about doing the inner work necessary to extract your true vision, and is well versed in dancing with the shadows as well as the light. I just loved diving into the rabbit hole with this inspiring man to talk about all of this good stuff! How to create the space to be introspective. Why time is relative. Exactly where do our limiting stories come from?The importance of exploring shadow work. Why playing small keeps you safe. The important difference between desire and choice.How travel can shift your perspective.Jason’s mountain analogy for limitless living. What happens when you make the choice to not walk this path alone. How to save yourself a lot of anguish. And more. If you know you could be doing more with your life and you’re excited to discover the right path for you, I encourage you to carve out some time for Jason. You never know, you might just hear the thing you need to move forward in an aligned and inspired way. “We don’t believe what we see. We see what we believe.” How to contact jasonrayers.comhttps://www.facebook.com/JasonRAyershttps://www.instagram.com/jason_ayers/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
140. Michelle Sorro: Finding The Courage To Drop Everything And Lead From Your Heart
“I had fast-growth in my business because I believed that my spirituality is leading the way.” What happens when soul decides the path you’re walking isn’t the one that’s right for you? When Michelle Sorro attended a Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny event, it was her intention to take her TV career to the next level. But instead of unlocking clarity on how to evolve her TV segment, soul had different plans. On her knees and heart cracked open, Michelle realized her purpose was something else entirely.As a result, Michelle switched gears and followed her intuition to become a heart-centred leader on a mission to empower millions to be seen and heard. Today, Michelle teaches coaches, trainers, and experts how to start and scale an authentic, online presence by getting out of their comfort zone so they can create a life of greater fulfilment.“I don't believe in hustle, grit, and grind. I just believe in ease, grace, and flow.” Michelle is also the host of The Fire and Soul podcast, a Top 10 in Self-Development. Her guests have included global game-changers such as Jack Canfield, Panache Desai, Dave Asprey, Danielle LaPorte, Alison Armstrong, Jairek Robbins, Joseph McClendon III, and many more. Michelle is also a published author on the topic of gratitude, she’s meditated with the Dalai Lama, and literally walked on fire!In this beautiful, heart-led episode, you’ll hear Michelle and I talk about: What does heart-based leadership mean? How do you really get out of your comfort zone?Why perfectionism is another form of procrastination and how the antidote for fear is action. A simple practice to transmute your feelings and emotions. A method to discern between fear and desire. The spiritual importance of sitting with the stillness of your heartAnd more! If you know it’s time to drop the hustle, trust your intuition, and take a more patient path through life, this episode will give you plenty to think about. “The soul will always tell you, but you've got to get quiet enough to listen.” How to contact https://www.facebook.com/michelle.sorrowww.michelle-sorro.comWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
139. Casanova Brooks: Everyone Has A Problem To Solve That Makes The World A Better Place
“You have to figure out what is the thing that you want to stand for - and that is your greatness.” When Casanova Brooks was eight-years-old, he and his two best buddies did everything together. They were the ‘three amigos’, which meant it was highly unusual for Casanova to turn down a trip to the beach. That was the day his two best friends drowned. This experience was the first of three tragic moments in Casanova’s life. The second time, it was he who nearly died, and the third time, it was his mom. But despite all the pain and tragedy, Casanova has managed to create an extraordinary life in which he thrives. His ‘secret’? Somehow, he was able to transform his rock bottom moments into unstoppable momentum for a better life. And in this beautiful episode, he shares his methodologies so that you can do the same. “Everybody has a different vision. Everybody has different goals. So, write down what yours are so then you know who you are.” As you’ll hear in this beautiful episode, Casanova Brooks is an incredible human being with an infectious energy that just makes you want to get up and take action! He’s an award-winning entrepreneur, author, high-energy keynote speaker, and real estate professional who’s able to create something from nothing. For example, in his FIRST year in real estate, he won the rookie award after closing 46 deals and $8 million in his first year. Casanova’s passion is inspiring people to live their DREAM life by design. He does this by empowering others to develop their mindset so they can thrive as the best version of themselves. In this upbeat, soul-nurturing interview, Casanova shares more about his personal story as well as exploring the following topics: What does it feel like to fight against rock bottom moments? How did you find the strength to navigate these times of adversity? Warren Buffet’s test to know if you’ve been truly successful in life. What is greatness?How Casanova’s DREAM acronym guides his life [and what value each letter stands for]. Why humans love a comeback story and why you’re not the only beneficiary of the one you write for yourself. The catalyst that turned Casanova into an award-winning real estate professional.The importance of finding your WHY. The cake analogy of living an incredible life. And more…If you want to feel energized and excited about the possibilities for your life, check out this powerful episode now. “The biggest struggle that we have is the struggle between our own two ears.” How to contact https://dreamnationpodcast.com/https://www.facebook.com/CasanovaBrooks1/https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/https://twitter.com/Casanova_BrooksWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
138. Karlee Fain: Cultivating Boundaries That Protect Your Soul’s Deepest Desires
“The better our boundaries are, the more powerful our presence will be in the world.” What does it take to live in your truth and create a container that empowers you to thrive? This episode’s incredible guest believes we’ve not been taught to speak up and share our truth. Instead, we’ve been trained distrust the messages of our body and override our inner wisdom. Karlee Fain is a celebrity business and health coach who shows career-driven women how to upgrade their boundaries so they can tap into their deepest wisdom and stop people-pleasing. As a sought-after live-in coach to A-List celebrities [including Grammy-award winners], Karlee empowers people to get back their precious time and energy. In this thought-provoking episode, you’ll discover how you can lean into the richness of life and connect with your inner being through the magic of boundaries.“I will be of the greatest service in the world if I dare to make sure that my cup is full.” Check out this beautiful episode to hear Karlee and I discuss: How to differentiate between self-love when you need to take time and self-love when you need to do the work. The teacup and saucer analogy of boundaries and self-love. Why creating boundaries isn’t easy.How to know that our boundaries are appropriate. How our body tells us that it’s time to set boundaries.What are boundaries actually protecting? How to determine which values are worth creating boundaries around. Why starting with the low-risk scenarios is a great way to practice boundary setting.How to start being radically honest with yourself. How to make friends as adults. And more! If you feel you need a bigger container in which to thrive and you need some help giving yourself the freedom and permission to prioritize your needs, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. “Every breath, every individual choice is an opportunity to get closer or farther from our truth.” How to contact www.karleefain.comhttps://www.facebook.com/EveryBodyThrive/https://www.instagram.com/karlee_Fain/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
137. Mitra Manesh: Everyday Practices For A More Mindful Life
“Mindfulness is being aware and accepting of our present moment experience with curiosity and compassion.” What is the soul? Why are we afraid of dying? How can we feel more present, peaceful, and connected to the truth of who we are? It’s not often you get a chance to discuss questions like these with a mindfulness thought leader with the depth of experience and insight like Mitra Manesh. Mitra is a UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Instructor with over 3.5 decades of experience in this area. She also has a private practice where she works with celebrity clients as well as multinational corporations including Merrill Lynch, Hugo Boss, Amazon, and more. Her North Star is making conscious living and working more available and accessible to the global community. As you know, presence and staying grounded is something I’m passionate about so I couldn’t wait to dive into Mitra’s wisdom. And we went deep - discussing topics we all think about but are secretly afraid to explore. I absolutely LOVED this conversation. So much of what Mitra said touched me at a soul-level, and I’m sure the same will be true for you.“Presence is where my body and my attention meet each other.” Tune in now to hear about: What is the soul? Mitra’s five-part definition of mindfulness [don’t miss this].How to work with your ego so it doesn’t hold you back.Where the ego obtains information to define its identity. Why a gratitude practice balances out your overthinking, doubting mind. Why we don’t need to be afraid of death. How celebrities really feel on Oscar night. The three child parenting analogy that explains mindfulness perfectly. How a heart monitor revealed the secret of life to Mitra.The ‘right’ path to oneness. And more...Born in the East and trained in the West, Mitra’s approach blends corporate training with Eastern inner-work practices to help people live, love, and lead more consciously at home and at work. A meditator since 1985, Mitra has studied extensively with renowned teachers and explored various disciplines including Taoism, TM, and meditation. On top of all of that, she’s also the host of the Lights On podcast as well as the creator of InnerMap - a mindfulness storytelling and coaching app for ‘anyone, anywhere, at any level’. I just know you’re going to love bathing yourself in Mitra’s wisdom. Her insights and experiences are going to connect with you on a deep level leaving you feeling empowered, inspired, and excited about how you can live your life in a more mindful way. “We experience the end of anything as death, and that's the one thing that we are never talking about and we are so afraid of. It's the unspoken secret fear that we all have.” How to contact Innermap.mehttps://www.instagram.com/mitramanesh_/We thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
136. Matt Prior: Why Life’s Biggest Adventure Starts When You Stop
“I build the journey that allows the best of nature to do its best and then I don't say a word.” Matt Prior loves exploring and discovering nature. As a pilot, Adventure Consultant for Red Bull, and founder of the World’s First Adventure Academy, Matt has exploration running through his blood. He lives a life fuelled by curiosity and presence; a life which has seen him visit over 120 countries, climb peaks in five continents, and take part in a collection of badass expeditions - all on a shoestring.Matt’s been featured in everything from CNN to Men’s Journal, Red Bull, Outside Magazine, and Business Insider. His overland expertise and willingness to push boundaries means National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and the BBC have also approached him. And while Matt thrives on the rush and growth of high-adrenaline experiences and adventures, he also loves the groundedness he feels when he’s present in nature. “Be present every day. Smile. Be kind. Be open to anything and everything.” Nature is a potent teacher for Matt. For Matt, nature is the great reset button; a place where he can dissolve his ego and learn what it takes to live an incredible life - just by observing nature. In our current world of turbulence, uncertainty, and rapid change, Matt’s experiences are a powerful reminder that sometimes the biggest adventures start when you leant to stop and just BE. Here’s a taste of all the awesome things Matt and I discuss in this beautiful conversation. How curiosity and presence empowered Matt to navigate some big life challenges.Why values can be the foundation for purpose. What billionaire rags to riches stories have in common. How perspective can change your life. The parable of the broken vase. Why there can be beauty in the suck. Why Matt is drawn to adversity. When did we learn to resist our humanity?How you can learn everything from nature. And more! Nature is ready to give you a masterclass in how to live and how to embrace your humanity. You just gotta spend time in it and time observing it. “Whenever I start to see chaos unfold, I just make it very simple: This is totally natural, this is all slowly meant to happen, and at the end of this, it will be better.” How to contact https://mattprior.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/mattprioruk/https://www.facebook.com/mattprioruk/https://twitter.com/mattpriorukWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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