Hear stories of overcoming challenges to find a path to Better from some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Based on the best-selling book, Do a Day, this show will help you see that you can change your life no matter what you may face, and give you the tools to go out and Do it.
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Dr. Hassan Tetteh nearly died as a college student. The interaction he had with the ER doctor who saved his life sparked a quest for deeper understanding around the idea of human care, and how to master the art of it. He found three necessary ingredients that he shares in this interview.
Despite being told she would never have children due to multiple fertility complications including PCOS, Factor 5 Leiden, endometriosis, Thyroid dysfunction any more, Erica Hoke and her husband were determined to start a family. With IVF not an option due to her complications, there seemed to be little hope. But Erica didn’t give up, seeking a wellness-focused approach that lead to a 9 year journey to better health, giving birth to four kids, and the knowledge to help others facing infertility.
After suffering from extreme burnout from years of racing up the corporate ladder, Sarah Ross found herself alone, unhappy, and without a reason to keep going. She mapped out the day she would end her life. A dying child saved her by showing her to find a reason to breathe.
Kim Sutton had to struggle through the cost of saying Yes too often personally and professionally. She found herself in a bad marriage, being controlled, demeaned and mistreated, and ended up in a mental hospital. Rather than addressing the reasons she was suffering, they just medicated. It took Kim struggling through it herself to realize the changes she had to make to support a positive, productive path for herself and her family.
Vicki Wusche left an abusive marriage with two young children and little else. She sustainably rebuilt her life, discovering the components to create a true, lasting, stable legacy for her family, but also for herself.
Zulma Berenice grew up learning the lesson of kindness and support. As she started her own family, she watched the life she envisioned slip away as she struggled with chronic illness. Her journey to heal herself and bring balance and wellness to her life made clear the power of mindset we all have.
Kate Harvie's life was put on pause when she was hit by a car in NYC in 2009, leaving her in a coma, with a brain injury, unable to care for herself. After months of recovery, she re-entered a world that hadn't paused with her, and was hurt, confused and lost. She learned the hard way to have the courage to be vulnerable and ask for the help she really needed so she could find her path to believe it and behave it.
Ali Moore suffered the greatest loss any parent can face when she lost her son. Rather than stopping to grieve, she pushed ahead, going harder and harder in her career and life until she broke. The anxiety and pain that manifested lead her to a life of working on herself and helping others through therapies that acknowledge your pain and teach you how to rise up to be more.
Shelley Paxton had an amazing career where she worked her way to the top, seemingly having it all. Then, in 2016, she walked away to rebel FOR something rather than against what she had built. In the process, she launched what she calls "Soulbbatical" with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to embrace their greatest truth, purpose, and possibility.
After winning "Survivor: Africa," Ethan Zohn went on a mission to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa for the survival of others. Little did he know, soon he would be battling for his own survival as he faced Lymphoma – twice, giving him a deeper connection to what it means to face a terminal illness and needing help.
Losing his brother to cancer when he was just 8 created a path for Tyler Tolbert focused on giving of himself to the caring and comfort of others through his devotion to God. Despite such a defining, tragic loss, it allowed him to live a positive, fulfilled life of giving back and support others while having the humility to allow them to support him back.
Despite looking like she had it all, Rosalyn Palmer had to reset and rebuild her life after cancer, the loss of her parents, divorce and the evaporation of the wealth she had worked so hard to build. No matter how hard it may seem, she realized you have to start where you are if you want to reach where you're heading.
Despite a diagnosis that he would never walk due to being born with Cerebral Palsy, Paul Forchione chose to fight. Since he couldn't control how others saw him, he decided to control how he saw himself, unlocking a sense of self-believe, possibility and purpose that lead to his achieving dreams that were not open to him.
After a traumatic deployment in the military where she was undermined and marginalized by people she had to depend on to survive in battle, Amanda Huffman faced a new battle with adjusting to civilian life as a wife & mother, but also as herself as the PTSD and anger from deployment overtook her thoughts. She sought the help of community, while building a safe place for fellow female soldiers to hold each other up as we all move forward.
Christine Minh Minh Garner lived in fear, raised in a doomsday cult, spending much of her time locked away from society. Since her escape, she has learned to overcome the fear, live her life by design and is deeply passionate about guiding others to live a life of fulfillment as she has done.
She shares her story and her message with all the Day Doers out there to help us remember that we can move past even the darkest moments.
Jen Gutfriend was a people pleaser. When the strain of a life built around constantly putting others over herself lead to her passing out and getting a concussion while in the ER – and being more worried about the inconvenience for the Hosptial staff – Jen decided it was time to rebuild a life of her design.
Growing up with a bipolar mother taught Michelle Dickinson the importance of mental health and self-care. Little did she know that her own journey with it would strike after a divorce and career disruption. She dove deep into overcoming the shame and stigma of mental health to help herself and others cope with and thrive rather than succumb.
After years of manipulating her own life to feed her drug and alcohol addictions, Tamar Medford had enough. Instead, she left a bad marriage and built the structure and support to reinforce the better choices she gets to make on her own lasting, empowering road to health.
Years of abuse and turmoil created great inner-conflict in Lakshmi Dev Bowen's life. Drugs, alcohol, Bulimia and attempts at suicide filled her world. Through discovering yoga and the mindset that accompanies it, Lakshmi Dev found the path to self-acceptance and the beauty it allows in life that she shares with women around the world today.
Life closed in on Andrew Hood rapidly, with a new job that wasn't going well, new city with no family or friends, and a bad investment threatening his family. This lead to extreme anxiety and depression, which Andrew worked hard to hide from those around him – only making everything worse. When his wife reached out to his father to help, Andrew found support and freedom through honesty and openness about his struggle. That has defined a new path for him, which supports others who struggle as he has.
A series of medical retirements due to serious back problems that impacted his ability to walk only to be followed by the deterioration of his sight, Paul Stretton-Stephens learned the repeated lesson of exploring what is open rather than living in what is closed. When his career in physical activity was not possible, he shifted to education. When education was not possible, he shifted again, building his third, thriving career. Paul shares his story to remind us of the power of options we all have.
After learning the shocking truth of a multi-year betrayal by her boyfriend, Emily Gough moved half-way around the world to Bali and dove head-first into a journey to discover more about herself and the world that was full of unknowns and questions. Through her journey and the openness with which she shares her story of being a victim of infidelity has freed her to pursue things that genuinely resonate with her in life.
When life overwhelms you and seems impossible, focus on the next five minutes and take fierce action. That is how Carolyn Colleen broke free of a life of hardship and pain, including poverty, abuse and a suicide attempt. Through all of that, as a single mother with no clear solution in front of her, Carolyn built herself into a successful mother, Ph.D. and business consultant helping people approach their life in five minute increments to transform.
Sunday Burquest learned from an early age from her mother and the loss of her father that Grit, faith and family can carry you through anything. That lesson was reinforced time and time again as she and her family faced great struggles, including the near-death of her husband and her own battle with invasive cancer in the span of a year. She topped it off by proving her strength on the show "Survivor", finding even more grit within.
The inspiring Cornell Thomas and Michael O'Brien join me for episode 100 at a time when the message of Do a Day is even more relevant for all of us as we face an international crisis. COVID-19 has meant many of us are cut off from people we care about, and even just basic human interaction. And we face great uncertainty and can be scary and confusing. Michael, Cornell and I talk about this, and take a different look at the situation given our experiences with tragedy as a chance for resilience and hope.
Nathan Todd was born with Cerebral Palsy, which is a label itself, but comes with many others, like "Disabled" or "Handicapped". Nathan has come to realize that no label defines us unless we allow it to. And that we can choose our labels and how we interpret them. If we don't like the ones we have in a given moment, like a name tag, we can peel it off and stick on another one that empowers us to love ourselves.
Mariah Heller is fit and active. What you can't tell from looking at her is that she deals with chronic pain every day. That has inspired her approach to fitness she calls "Pain Free Fitness" that she helps others with so they can benefit from fitness rather than paying a price for it. Hear her story and her guidance so you can make finding fitness pain free in your life.
After 10 years of marriage, Sam & Paddy Cullinane decided they couldn't make it work, and got divorced, with Sam moving to Spain with the kids. What they learned in the year they spent apart about themselves as much as each other lead to recreating a strong marriage that has only gotten stronger. Through that journey, they found invaluable insights about how to make relationships more loving, more supportive, and more fun. They share their journey and some of that advice here.
Justin Stentstrom is the epitome of a confident, successful man, or as he puts it, an 'Elite Man'. Despite how he lives today, his journey started quite the opposite. As a teen, Justin became overrun by depression and anxiety that not only stopped his life in its tracks, but had him contemplating suicide. He endeavored to beat it, and in the process, learned the tools that saved his life, but also set him up for personal growth and the ability to help others develop an Elite Mind.
After realizing her life wasn't what she wanted on the back of a breakup, Kacie Main gave up men for Lent and started to shape a life that is a "both/and", not an "either/or". She spent time to get to know herself through daily activities of connection rather than falling into the mindless patterns so many of us do. What she discovered through that can help everyone build a Better You.
Diagnosed with the rare autoimune condition Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) along with Type 1 Diabetes, Jackson Gillies spent years journeying to find wellness. In the process, he discovered a deep love for and amazing talent to create music that even landed him on American Idol. He uses his talent and openness to help build awareness for HS and Diabetes to help others from having to struggle for long.
Carol Hanson faced a 20-year battle with an eating disorder that she could never fully break out of until she learned to love and be confident in herself. Through that journey, she was taught how much self-confidence matters and how our style choices can unlock it to regain our power. Today, she helps women find themselves and their power through the image of themselves they present to the world.
Growing up in the shadow of her father's Bipolar disease and its impact on the entire family, Serena Sabala ultimately found the healing she needed in self-care and brought the power of sharing to her family so they could all release the impact of years of facing mental illness and heal together.
Susan Clarke's first of four battle with Cancer unlocked things about herself and her past she never knew. Through her journey to save her life, she realized that it wasn't about living or dying, but about being curious and learning through whatever journey we have. It taught her forgiveness as a way to free herself, the beauty of conflict in relationships, and how not working so hard on making them 'wrong', we get ourselves back.
Despite being born with only one fully-formed leg, James Roberts did not let that keep him from his passion of sports. He adapted every day and found success that ultimately saw him compete at the World Championship and Paralympic level across a number of sports. He spreads his story to help fellow amputees or people struggling to see how to adapt and achieve.
With a dream to play professional baseball, raw talent and an unstoppable amount of hard work and dedication, Drew Taddia built a life around that singular goal. When people told him, "No," he just worked harder. With that work ethic, he has gone on to craft a life in his image, built around his values and goals.
Michael Levitt had a very successful career as an executive and leader. What he didn't have was a healthy life with boundaries that allowed him to thrive. When a heart attack hit, he didn't realize the year that was about to follow, including losing his job, his home and more. How Michael came through a year of worst-case scenarios formed the basis of his work reducing and preventing burnout in a stressful world.
In the wake of a being present for a violent crime when Carlee was just a child, she was left with untreated PTSD. Her approach was to pick herself up by the bootstraps, and she was able to move forward. Eventually, the cycle of panic attacks and night terrors couldn't just be powered through. When other approaches failed her, Carlee found relief from stress in creativity, which she teaches to others who face stress across their lives.
Steve Austin was a pastor with a hidden story of trauma from childhood abuse that was suppressed, except when it would spark nervous breakdowns Steve didn't understand. Ultimately, it all came to a head in a suicide attempt when he was struggling most and unable to talk openly about it. He shares how he broke through the stigma to survive and help others be free of their hidden trauma today.
Ryan Stratis is well-known to fans of American Ninja Warrior because of his perseverance, dedication and consistency. He shares how he does it despite the ups and downs by staying focused on his goals, regardless of whether they seem out reach or not.
Wally Carmichael came from having little, but worked incredibly hard to create a good life for himself and his family. Along the way, he realized he found abundance all around him, and it had nothing to do with wealth or things. He's built an abundant life from that realization, and feels it regardless of how much he has or doesn't have.
Jesse Harless was an addict, got expelled from school and was facing serious jail time. He was broken by his past trauma, and living that way. By giving himself to change fully, he completely smashed his old path and grew an approach within himself focused on self-care, clarity, reflection and an affirmative self-image. He teaches it today, helping others break from the chains in their lives.
When Maggie Berghoff's health crashed down around her in her early 20s, no one in the medical community seemed able to help or even appreciate the severity of the situation. After a mini-stroke in her early 20s, Maggie found the trust in herself to save her own life, and has found a path to thrive and give back.
There's this undying approach in Marcus Smith to follow the advice he got as a kid whenever there was something he wasn't interested in to, "just try it." He's used that to spark not just his own achievement, but help inspire a path to achieving in others.
Marcus helps people strive for their goals by pushing himself to do the same in his own life.
Erik Bergman woke up a millionaire when his company went public, but despite having more money than he'd ever need, he was left empty and alone, figuratively and also literally as he had lost his closest relationships in the process. He set out on a quest to discover a greater purpose, which lead him to a paradoxical situation where he is creating something great through something potentially harmful.
CrisMarie Campbell is an Olympic rower who suffered serious injury and deep depression as her rowing career fell apart at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games. Her healing journey lifted her back up and connected her with herself in a way that inspired her ability to help others do the same individually and in teams.
Sharon Leggio Falchuk found herself bedridden by a life-threatening illness in 2011. When mainstream medicine had no answers, she took matters into her own hands, spending every moment researching, changing her lifestyle, and assembling a Functional Medicine and alternative care team to help her forge a path to healing. Her inextinguishable will to be well meant she was willing to try almost anything, and one of the life-changing discoveries she made was the true power of Mind-Body Medicine.
Michelle Bronson was fit, healthy and helping others be the same until Chronic Illness hit. Her long journey included pain, weight gain, judgment and hopelessness as she looked to many others, trying to find a solution. Then she faced herself, and found answers within that ultimately brought her back to health.
Marcus Aurelius Anderson looks like he has it all. He's successful, healthy and impacting people's lives with his work. But to know he was paralyzed from the neck down not long ago, you realize that adversity does not have to be the end. If we see it as a gift, it can be the beginning we need to move ahead in an even better direction.
Mark Nepo, poet, author, speaker and guide, has always had a beautiful mind. Something was unleashed as he went through the crooked journey of Cancer – twice – that has allowed him to help us all ask the most thought-provoking questions possible so we, too, can be present and connect to the world fully.
After a life of dealing drugs and earning millions, Coss Marte found himself locked up for the third time, unable to raise his son, and facing the risk of a heart attack from his unhealthy lifestyle. He chose to fight back, and started a movement in prison that saw inmates lose over 1,000 together. He took that spark and broke his pattern of incarceration by creating ConBody, a prison-style bootcamp. Aside from the business, he created a social movement helping ex-cons better their lives and stay free.
As I reflect on my 41st birthday, I realize how much my life has changed in the 8 years since I started to Do a Day, and I wanted to share that with you and share the launch of my next book, which comes out November 19th. Pre-order "The 50 75 100 Solution" today for as little as $0.99 on Kindle to start to Build Better Relationships. Just visit http://www.5075100.com/preorder
After coming to the lowest moment in a life marred by abuse, addiction and anxiety since childhood, Nichole had enough. She found a willingness to see opportunity through realizing how our spirit is integral to our success. She connected with her own spirit, and shares how we can all do the same.
Losing her husband at 29 cut Karen down in an instant. How she learned to honor her emotions while also being a mom and trying to just go on built her back up and taught her the essence of choice in life. From a tragedy no one can imagine or should have to endure, Karen has learned lessons we can all draw on to stop, shift and live on.
Lonnee Rey has this incredible and difficult story that spans years of struggle at the hands of her mother. Through that experience, she created her life today, and realized the choice we all have in doing that. It's hard, confusing and upsetting to hear the repeated pain inflicted on her, but when you step back and see what we can become and the power we have to create that, it's inspiring.
After living through their own journeys that shaped them and gave them a desire to more deeply connect with those around them, Gareth Martin and Craig Haywood set out to capture and share the stories of amazing people to spread inspiration amongst all of humanity. Along the way, they realized how we all have stories, how much those stories can help others, and how telling our own story helps us, too.
Jay Gabrani had a successful business and a good financial position that supported and protected his family. He thought he was ready for anything that might happen to them. However, when his wife unexpectedly died, he realized how little being prepared has to do with having money. His struggle as a single father of three trying to navigate the emotional loss of his wife and his kid's mother along with the legal and financial process of death became the fuel to help others be prepared for similar tragedies.
Bruce Langford grew up in a way that limited his sense of self, which included being stifled and type-cast. It literally kept him from finding his voice. Through mindfulness and confidence work, Bruce discovered his passion for music, signing and inspiring confidence in others through finding it for themselves.
A pattern of abuse started for Terah Harrison at an early age. Through her healing journey, she learned that she could be safe, loved and worthy, which shifted her pattern to one of compassion and empowerment that she uses to help others.
Running brought William out of a deep depression that stemmed from a painful end to a long-term relationship. What he discovered was the power of running to help us come out of these difficult times by working through what is trapped in our minds. He calls the approach Dynamic Running Therapy, and he shares how he found it and how it can help any of us.
A catastrophic cycling accident in 2001 nearly ended Michael's life after an SUV hit him head-on. Instead of killing him, it became what he calls his Last Bad Day, marking a shift in his life that he shares with others to help them do the same.
Fernando Flores was caught in the mindless path of poor choices typical of high-stress professions. Losing people close to him forced him to reflect on how he was living, identify changes he needed to make, and create the structure to actually make them. What he discovered is how better choices lead to other better choices, and a better life. Find out how you can build a sustainable way forward from Fernando's experience.
Dr. James Kelley is dedicated to inspiring people to lead through adversity and make the most of themselves. That comes from his own journey. What he maintained through life is a sunny disposition that if you just work hard and be a good person you will end up on top. You won't be able to help but feel James' energy coming through as we get into the interview.
A violent sexual assault at age 13 defined Madeleine's life, leading to pain, anger and years of self-destruction. As Madeleine started to address what was happening inside of her after the assault, she learned how surrendering to the facts so she could process them opened the pathway to opportunity and how to live again through healing, growth, acceptance and empowerment.
Kirsty Salisbury died on the OR table as a child, but was resuscitated, awaking to find an awareness of the world and what matters that she describes as a gift. This perception changed her view of how we live, and how to design our lives purposefully and positively, no matter what we face. She shares her amazing journey and the lessons she learned from it in this episode.
Natalie Janji saw that she was headed down a path that wasn't what she wanted. Despite the odds being stacked against her, she pushed for her dreams, and learned so much along the way about how anxiety and social pressure can hold us back, but more importantly, how we can keep them from doing so.
Sarah Centrella had love and family, until infidelity ripped it all away from her, leaving her a single mom with three young kids and nowhere to turn. She set her sights on where she wanted her life to be, and then set her actions on getting there. Learn more about Sarah's journey and how #FutureBoards can get you to your ideal life.
After years of fighting his way to the top, Dov Baron fell off the side of a mountain, dying 5 times during his recovery. But he learned to live in a way he couldn't before by really exposing what was going on inside of him. The curiosity to see that inner truth drives his work today, and can help you find your path and inner strength.
Blaire Palmer had a successful business helping leaders lead and business thrive. She was also a single-mother who home-schooled her daughter. She decided one day to pick everything up and travel for a year to experience life first hand, bringing her daughter along for the growth experience. Blaire took powerful lessons from this brilliant gamble on herself that she shares so you can find how to take risks on yourself, too.
Dai Manuel transformed his life after battling obesity and depression. From his journey, he learned tools to help others, and committed to doing that for years before finding the need to break free, and travel the world with his family to spread the message further. He helped me on my journey, and offers his path and his wisdom to all of you.
Jaime Jay is one of the most positive, thankful people I've met. His past, however, was marked by multiple bouts of homelessness, pain and loss. And while that past defined a piece of his adulthood, it did not define his entire life forever. Find out how Jaime shifted his perspective to become a successful man filled with gratitude and appreciation for what he has and what he can do for others.
Nick Elvery battled drug addiction from an early age as he watched his father suffer with MS, and ultimately succumb to the illness. At the same time, he had a passion for personal development and self-growth. The two sides of him battled, but ultimately what his curiosity to look within himself was too strong, and he was able to overcome addiction by recognizing our ability to never give up on our futures.
20 years ago, Mary Shores started with an idea. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur with a multi-million-dollar, heart-centered business and a best-selling book, Conscious Communications. But she didn’t start that way. Mary hit rock-bottom after enduring the loss of her daughter and surviving an unstable past filled with abandonment, but found within herself the strength to rebuild by founding an industry-changing business. She now inspires others with lessons of resiliency and empowerment nationwide.
Frank King faced a constant struggle with suicide. It got to the point where he says he knows what his gun tastes like. Rather than end his life, he realized that there was no downside to going for his greatest goals, regardless of the risk. That unlocked a freedom to pursue opportunity, and a realization of the importance of mental health and suicide prevention – two key commitments of Frank's in his work.
After suffering many injuries and a major concussion when he fell off the side of a mountain, Tanur Badgley was forced to relook at the idea of purpose and the choices we make to relearn Life and how to actually live it.
Brooke Siem battled depression through medication for 15 years until an opportunity to travel the world meant she had to stop, which changed her life. The journey to quickly come off medication and then take in the world from a freer perspective that she had never known was amazing, scary and educational in a life-changing way.
Howard Jacobson has been a leader in promoting a plant-based, whole food diet combined with movement and support. Why he has focused on all of this started with losing his father to a disease of ignorance that plagues society, and the fire that sparked within him to give back to the world by helping to change the situation for as many people as possible.
Jenn Swanson is one of the most positive, peaceful people I've met. To learn that her life began feeling abandoned by her father, and the way she faced that trauma with maturity, grace and clarity at a very young age explains why she is the way she is. It also gives insight into how you can be that way, too.
In 2003, Sandra Younger woke up to the largest wild fire in California history. Instead of being a Victim, she learned how to come back and be a survivor, and ultimately a victor. She has studied the difference for years, and unlocked the path to coming through tragedy in a way that lets you move forward in life.
After losing his father at a young age, Cornell Thomas was raised by a mother who showed him the importance of hard work and looking at challenge as opportunity. He built a dream to become a professional basketball player and take care of his mother so she would never have to work again. After years of hard work, his dream was coming true until an injury ended all of that. Through that loss, he began his path to going from Why Me to What's Next.
Sandy Vo's life spiraled down starting when her father abandoned the family when she was a kid. She suffered other hardship and loss along the way, and ultimately lost herself in drugs, alcohol and depression. At her lowest, she found Meditation and the path to reaching her Highest. She shares her powerful journey and the inspiration for you to find the same growth within yourself.
Adam Schaeuble weighed 327 lbs, was $40k in debt, and about to lose the woman he loved. Today, he's fit, thriving, married to that woman and inspiring thousands to change their lives on his Million Pound Mission. Find out how he did it through creating powerful intention and living aligned with it every day so you can achieve your greatest mission.
Mark Crandall grew up with a life that you do not generally escape from alive. Born to addicts, going into foster care and eventually adoption, Mark's trauma lead to a dark path. He became an addict himself, leaving a wake of destruction behind that landed him in prison. Through the self-discovery he did while in jail and rehab, Mark was reborn. He shares his path to become an inspiring, dedicated human being who today helps others struggling with the impact of their traumas on their present lives.
Josh Perry is a former pro-BMX rider whose career was put on pause when a crash lead to a diagnosis of a brain tumor in his early 20s. Josh fought back and beat the tumor, only to have more appear over time. Despite that, his life is surging ahead and he's actually thankful for the tumors. Josh has found his passion around wellness, learned how to nourish his brain and control his tumors with tools like the Ketogenic diet, and is trying to help inspire wellness and success in others.
John Zeratsky thought he had figured out the keys to being super productive. Then he realized it was a battle you can't win, and all the things you really care about fall by the wayside in the process. That's when he learned how to make time – an idea and set of strategies he teaches in his latest book, "Make Time," that he shares with you in this episode.
Jon DeWaal was on a path of Fine, working a good job, starting a family, and going through the motions. Then things came crashing down, literally, as he fell off a roof. Through that, he found light in the dark, and helps others discover it in themselves.
So many people find themselves stuck in their career, and no one really seems to be working to change that. Despite everything on her plate, Ariana Robinson Danquah saw the importance of this problem, and created Workplace Lab to change the situation.
Few people have studied success and failure like Prof. Syd Finkelstein, author of 'Why Smart Executives Fail' and 'Superbosses'. He shares the most important lessons he learned through studying and getting to know the best (and worst) leaders around.
After years of struggling with Eating Disorders, alcohol addiction and beating Cancer, Sara Quiriconi discovered how to Live Free through empowered choices and actions. She shares her story and how it's about never settling, and embodying a determined mindset, warrior spirit, and passionate heart that raises you to the best version of you possible.
Charise Colbert is a confident and driven woman helping others know themselves so they can succeed. Before doing that, she had to survive domestic violence where someone else made her question who she was and what she could be--until she said no more.
Lindsey Heiserman is a personal trainer and coach who has had a lot of success as an athlete. But it wasn't always the case for her, and she's learned how important it is for our past stories not to define our present opportunities.
As a college basketball star, Robb Holman was riding high. Suddenly, an unsolvable medical crisis threatened his future and made him question everything he'd ever believed in. Through that, he found how to lead from the inside to be able to lead others.
Steve Gordon had a lot of success at a very early age. Until success turned to failure. He found a path to recover and build a way to bring that inspiration to others with his 'Unstoppable CEO' coaching and podcast. Hear his story in his own words.
As I come up to my 40th birthday, I thought it would be good to look back on the 26 episodes of the Do a Day Podcast and hit on the amazing guests I've had, some of the key messages they've shared. I also take the time to talk about my efforts to use my 40th birthday to help people trying being Vegan for a day. It's how Do a Day got it's name, and is a great way to prove to yourself that you can do anything for a day!
The amazing Dick Vitale joins The Do a Day Podcast for episode 26 to motivate us all to have a goal every day and a plan to achieve it. He reminds us through some of his own stories of struggle that, when the chips are down, you have two choices - roll over and get up and keep moving. This is one of the most inspiration-packed interviews I've ever done, so prepare to be ready to conquer the world!
When you have money and stability, what do you do if there's a disconnect with purpose? Do you risk it all? Do you just go back to the grind and stop asking questions? Leigh Matinuzzi asked the 'Why?' hidden within, and pushes others to do the same.
One day, you seem to have it all. Then it crashes down and you find yourself in excrutiating, constant pain with a plan to end it all. How do you come back? Terri Levin dug deep into her feelings and found Heart within, which she brings to others.
Emmitt Muckles has his hands in many things, pursuing what he enjoys most. His main focus is Billionaire Lifestyle, helping others find abundance in their lives. It was born out of the crumbling of his old existence of going through the motions.
Lee Havern is a personal trainer focused on those struggling mentally and physically. Why did he choose that focu instead of the standard path of training people in gyms wanting to be fitter and look better? Simple--he was there, himself.
The way we grow up shapes us in many complex ways that many of us don't ever stop to think through. Jen Arnold took her experiences growing up and used their impact on her to share a life dedicated to creating healthier, more positive work environments.
Dr. Jason Brooks started his career living a life that wasn't fulfilling with a constant threat of failure. He stood up and chose Harder to move himself forward to live a life aligned with purpose, which is focused on helping others do the same thing.
Success wasn't always part of the equation for Tim Fargo, a successful entrepreneur who founded and sold a multi-million-dollar business, published a book and founded Social Jukebox. Years before, he lost everything personally and professionally when his first went bankrupt. He learned a huge lesson about not believing your own hype, and staying open to shifting paths so you don't miss the opportunity in front of you.
Standing on top of the world (literally), Sonya Looney has had a wildly successful career as a pro mountain biker. Yet she has faced the threat of defeat in the middle of it all and found the positivity to push ahead. She shares that important message here.
When you see a successful athlete, do you think they must have it easy? Triathlete and confidence coach Kelsey Abbott, of 'Find Your Awesome', shares her journey to remind us the grass is only greener if we care for it.
Aaron Keith Hawkins is one of the most genuine people I've ever encountered, has dedicated his life to service, and yet, in the midst of a major health scare, he found himself feeling like he needed to do more. From there, he has been on a mission to help people build influence, not just with others, but with themselves.
Despite his young age, Mark Metry chose to overcome the apathy he was stuck in, and has not only built several successful businesses, but also created a movement all around redefining ourselves through purpose as Human 2.0.
Being bullied, depressed and attempting suicide more than once would stop most people. Michael Nulty found inspiration to rise up, and shares the most inspirational messages with the tens of thousands following him. He brings that inspiration here.
Growing up in the deep South, Josh LaJaunie was almost destined to be over 400lbs. He found power within to change, but chose not to stop there, and has started a revolution to remake the culture behind obesity and health issues plaguing America.
How do you go from shy and quiet to a world-renowned leadership expert? And can you do that while staying true to your values, style and personality? Elizabeth McCourt has done exactly that, plus she's become a novelist on top of it all.
Business too often lacks heart, especially in the senior ranks. Yet Claude Silver, along with her boss Gary Vaynerchuk, brings heart to her work every day to ensure it remains firmly entrenched at VaynerMedia. She does it because of her personal journey.
David Ralph had a fine life, but realized he was unsatisfied and burning out. He committed himself to sharing inspiring stories of others with the world via his show, Join Up Dots. 1,001+ episodes later, David is living a better life everyday.
Everyone faces tough times and disappointment. What we do in those moments is what separates achievement from failure. Chris Wirth figured it out first hand by choosing not to quit on life himself, and helps others do the same with No Quit Living.
What happens when Cancer pulls you from your daily life? How do you trust your body--the thing that's closest to you, when it feels like it's working against you? Anne Sugar lived these questions first hand, and shares the wisdom she gained with us.
One of the most positive, inspired artists in Hip Hop, MC YOGI grew up struggling to stay on the right side of the law. Through the enlightenment of Yoga, he rose up, and works to help others globally with the positive, empowering message that saved him.
Positivity and perspective can make or break us, as Ryan Caligiuri knows and shares through his popular book-review podcast 'Cut the Crap'. He learned this powerful lesson firsthand as he struggled with anxiety, which he shares here.
Amy Schuber, host of Inspired Conversations, created something that inspires thousands every week to achieve what they wish in life. She herself struggled with that very question, and shares her journey to connecting with purpose and self-worth.
Musical theater star Evan Ruggiero is best known for his tap dancing skill. Just when his career was at its most promising point, he was diagnosed with Cancer in one of his legs. Find out how he persevered to rise back up to the top of his passion.
Charlie Gilkey, host of the popular 'Productive Flourishing' show, shares his story of serious struggle and how he fought through it to find a way to flourish everyday that he shares with members of the Productive Flourishing community.