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Chasing Happiness with Ryan DeMent

Chasing Happiness with Ryan DeMent

By Ryan DeMent
Chasing Happiness is a podcast about life lessons and issues that impact our lives. Some of the best episodes are where we take an honest look at current events and discuss how they might affect you - all while being completely transparent in tone from host Ryan DeMent who tells his stories with honesty combined with humor for your listening pleasure! In each episode, you'll hear Ryan and his guests discussing life's challenges, finances, career advice, health & wellness tips, and more. The goal is to help you become a better version of yourself by helping you achieve your HAPPINESS!
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How To Reframe Your Relationship With Money For Greater Happiness with Rich Friesen
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Why Failure is Your True Path to Success with Shawn Harper
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Re-Balancing Your Brain For Success With Liam Naden
You're chasing happiness, but you keep getting sidetracked by problems that seem to get in your way. It's frustrating when you feel like you're doing everything right, but you can't seem to find lasting happiness. On this episode of the Chasing Happiness Podcast, we talk with Liam about how to re-balance your brain for success. By understanding how your brain works, you can create true success in your life and finally overcome the problems that have been holding you back. Liam's Contact Info: https://liamnaden.com/ Follow Chasing Happiness Podcast
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Financial Coaching With Purpose with Adam Koren
Most people feel overwhelmed when it comes to their personal finances and productivity.   It can be really scary when you don't know where to start or what to do about your finances or productivity. You might feel like you're stuck in a hole that you can't get out of. Adam Koren is here to help. He's been coaching for over 20 years and has helped countless people get on top of their personal finances and productivity. In this episode of the Chasing Happiness podcast, he shares his wisdom and advice so that you can find relief and start moving forward. Connect With Adam Connect with Chasing Happiness Podcast
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Living an Intentional Life to Achieve Your Bucket List with Roger Williams
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How I transformed My Life and Learned How to Thrive with Amor Traceski
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Finding Your Purpose in Life with Silas Matchem
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March 26, 2022
The Power of Positivity With Special Guest Joe Fazzini
You're struggling. You don't know how to stop feeling so negative all the time. It's hard to be happy when you're struggling with addiction, cancer, or any other problem. You feel like you can't escape the darkness that surrounds you. But there is hope! Joe Fazzini is living proof that happiness is possible no matter what life throws your way. In this episode of chasing happiness, Joe shares his story of overcoming addiction, cancer, and becoming an ironman triathlete. He'll inspire you to see the positive in every situation and start chasing your own happiness today.
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March 19, 2022
The Road Ahead- How to Turn Failure into Success With Ogen Pogossian
In this episode of Chasing Happiness, Ryan is joined by Ogen Pogossian.  From a young age, Ogen Pogossian was always aware of the way she looked. She was constantly surrounded by people who made her believe that her worth as a person was determined by the size of her body.  So, Ogen started to explore other areas of her life. She found a passion for health and nutrition and began learning as much as she could about the topics. This became her outlet; it was something that made her feel good about herself. Ogen started to see herself in a different light, and she realized that her worth wasn't based on her size after all.
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Epic Fail: The Power of Pivoting in Life
We all know that epic failures can be really tough to overcome. They knock us down, making us feel like we're not good enough and that we'll never succeed. It's during these tough times that it's easy to give up. To feel like we're not worth the effort and that it's time to move on. But what if there was another way? What if we could take all that energy we're expending on feeling sorry for ourselves and use it to pivot? To find a new path forward, even when things seem their darkest? Pivoting is not easy. It requires courage and strength, both of which are in short supply when we're feeling down. But it's often the only way to move forward. Take a look at your biggest failure. What did you learn from it? How can you use that knowledge to create something new and better? These are tough questions, but they're worth asking.
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