Like most people I have had a sense of wonder not only about the world we live in (our outer world), but also the world we think in (our inner world) for as long as I can remember. As I continue on this journey of life I will share with you my insights and also introduce you to the ordinary people I cross paths with who are achieving the extraordinary. I'm not talking about extraordinary as we traditionally perceive it with regards to success, I'm referring to those women and men who are living on purpose and sharing their unique gifts with the world - whatever those gifts may be.
Shelly was born and raised in the Mormon church, like all good Mormons, she married young and bred fast, having seven wonderful children to ensure she would get into Heaven and please her Mormon family.
Not long after the birth of her seventh child, Shelly had a breakdown. She left the church, coming out of the closet and divorcing her husband. Now she’s doing her best trying to figure out life and heal from the trauma.
This episode is a raw account of Shelly’s journey of liberation and awakening, as she undoes the shackles of conditioning, moves through guilt and experiences a full life for the first time in 40 years.
Shelly shares how she thought her depression and anxiety was a sign that she was a sinner, it wasn’t until her partner Mary assured her that everything was going to be alright that she no longer had to pretend and life responded in the form of a gentle breeze on her shoulder.
Together we explore her family's response to her coming out as a lesbian and the incredible difference she is making in the lives of others as she and Mary host the insightful, funny and downright honest podcast called Latter Day Lesbian.
Catch Shelly on the Latterday Lesbian Podcast
Justen Lee is a 25-year-old with a bit of a tricky to define title. He works in Austin Texas as an addiction recovery coach, life coach, movement coach, health and wellness guide with a background in culinary arts. Some of his other passions include rock climbing, surfing, martial arts and philosophy. But we’re not here to talk about his passions, we’re here to hear about his life changing experience that saw him go from addict to living on purpose.
In this episode Justen shares his story of remarkable transformation, from feeling like he was pretty sure he was going to die, to buying a one way ticket to the Bahamas in the a last ditch effort to see whether extracts of the African root medicine Ibogo, (the purified alkaloid ibogaine) could help him turn things around. Follow Justen through his experience of having his mind wiped clean and a how he used the post treatment effects of greater neuroplasticity to write a new script for all areas of his life.
Justen shares wise tips of how we can all escape the “boxed in” life and fill the emptiness that led him to his addictions.
An episode not to be missed!
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Marlowe moved to Australia from Canada to marry the love of her life, and was just settling into motherhood with a 6 month old baby, when her husband suffered a stroke. Deciding to take a vow of poverty they soldiered on together, until Marlowe realised that if she wanted to put her children through non-public schooling, she would have to buckle down and get a job… Marlowe shares her story of resilience and perseverance as she worked towards creating her own Jewellery brand “Kaya Jewellery”.
She shares how she overcame obstacles and simple ideas for bringing your business, or any goal to life… and it requires nothing more than a daily shower!
Marlowe designs and handcrafts therapeutic jewellery that are thoughtful gifts of connection for anyone.
You can find out more at https://www.kayajewellery.com.au/
If you are experiencing overwhelm, chronic stress, working with complexity or running on empty this is one episode you want to wrap your ears around!
Rob is an applied neuroscientist-practitioner who coaches athletes, students and professionals to higher levels of cognitive and emotional intelligence and function. He has personally worked with athletes who have gone on to become Australian Champions, International Representatives, World Championship medalists, and much more.
He is widely sought out by organisations to share his knowledge on how to train the brain for greater focus, composure and flow using cognitive training, neuro-biofeedback and brain stimulation devices.
During our conversation we discuss:
How modern living is wreaking havoc on our brains and body and the steps you can take to reclaim your calm and strengthen your mental muscles.
If you have someone or something in your life that really pisses you off – Rob has a few tips on how to take control back through the use of your physiology.
He shares insights on the use of technology to measure your physiology, and he stresses that hoping without action is a poor strategy for a better life.
If you find yourself reaching for a glass of wine, a beer or a binge on Netflix… you may soon discover that it does more harm than good on your ability to bounce back each day when life throws more curve balls your way!
Contact Rob firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.thebrainroom.com.au/
During my chat with Jeremy we spoke about Jeremy’s journey from employee to entrepreneur, the fears he had to overcome to design a life where he was no longer feeling stuck, confused and having to wade through endless content to try and work out how to push past peoples expectations to design a better life for himself.
And boy… did he do that!
Jeremy is an entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, and mountain athlete and his passion to help people lead authentic and intentional lives, rich with experiences that make them feel alive is evident in the insights he shares.
He has created a rich life of his own and dares you to start coloring outside of the lines that society drew for you. If you are not in a job or situation that is to your liking Jeremy will inspire you to start thinking intentionally about what you want, why… and how you can make it happen!
If you want to directly experience Jeremy’s work you can catch him on his Podcast the Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast, where he shares the stories of big-name and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and outside the box thinkers - who have built their passions for adventure, travel, and the outdoors into successful start-ups, lifestyles, or personal brands. Maybe you just want to start playing hard outside… if so check out Outwild another of his endeavors. Or take some time out and get to one of a Revive, personal growth experiences. Trade your routine 9-5 job for a more meaningful and adventurous lifestyle.
Imagine planning out your day, fully expecting to be home for dinner only to end up in a jail cell with a stranger. Having found yourself convicted of a crime.
My guest on this episode doesn’t have to imagine that situation, as it’s exactly what happened to him. Chris was used to the high life, rubbing shoulders with US presidents, CIA operatives and the wealthy. He earned large sums of money doing what came naturally to him as one of Australia’s top 5 speakers. His success as a professional speaker allowed him to live the high life, fancy restaurants, beautiful homes, first class travel and accommodation wherever he went. But that all changed in June 2010.
During this episode I chat with Chris about his experience in prison, he shares incredible insights on how you can build resilience in your own life along with ideas on how to build trusting relationships. We also discuss the “disease of greed” that inflicted him and continues to plague society as people continue risk everything in the search for unimaginable riches. Chris shares how he survived for seven and a half years in several high security prisons by using the same motivational skills and relationship building capabilities that had placed him at the highest level in the professional speaking industry. Chris’s encounters in prison are both inspirational and saddening yet you will notice how he was always able to look on the optimistic side of the challenges that arose, taking the “hit” as a “gift”.
Chris can be reached via email at email@example.com
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Special thanks to Elizabeth Jackson and JoyFM for allowing us to re-purpose the Final Episode of the "Hot Entrepreneur Podcast"
Hot Entrepreneur showcases stories, hints, and advice from Australian and New Zealand entrepreneurs who have achieved local and global success with their businesses. Guy Lawrence and I (Georgia Ellis) return to talk with Elizabeth Jackson and continue our discussion on what entrepreneurs can learn from neuroscience. We talk with Elizabeth about understanding fear, how to stay grounded, focused and committed, getting the most out of getting up in the morning and to Do Be Do Be Do.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Jackson and JoyFM for allowing us to re-purpose the 7th Episode of the "Hot Entrepreneur Podcast"
Hot Entrepreneur showcases stories, hints, and advice from Australian and New Zealand entrepreneurs who have achieved local and global success with their businesses. Too many people give up before their business takes off and in this episode Guy Lawrence and I (Georgia Ellis) talk with Elizabeth about what we have learnt from neuroscience and how it can help entrepreneurs achieve success.
Despite concern and greater awareness about domestic violence, it’s still happening, and with only 16% of women who experience violence contacting an agency such as a shelter, crisis centre or hotline, counsellor or women’s centre for help, we may never really know the how wide spread the issue is.
In this extraordinary episode I speak with Anita Bentata, an escapee of domestic violence. Anita’s story has been documented in her book “The Wolf in a Suit”.
During this episode Anita shares incredible insights from the children’s fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” and it’s easy to see the parallels of the fairy tale with her own journey, Anita is Little Red Riding Hood, standing at the edge of the woods, being caught by The Wolf (only he’s wearing a suit), and finally escaping with her two little girls.
This episode is one of hope, courage and full of insights as Anita shares how we can all access far more than we know, and how when faced with mixed messages from a partner we end up confused, leading to inaction, possibly the reason why some women stay much longer than they should. Anita has turned her experiences into a mission to help women, she went on to study Human Behavior and became a psychotherapist and counsellor. Anita now helps women to develop their emotional muscle to speak about the unknown and the uncomfortable, she is well versed in all the unspoken myths about love, stress and relationships.
Reach out to Anita by:
Facebook: Activating Artemis and The Wolf in a Suit
Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter “Anita Bentata”
Access Anita’s free downloads here: http://www.anitabentata.com/
Tenille is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer at Society Melbourne, the umbrella brand for numerous social enterprises working to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness for young people in Australia.
During our chat you will come to see that Tenille is a passionate advocate for young people, believing in the ability to unleash their potential. I was thrilled to speak with Tenille so we could dismiss the idea that millennials are a ‘snowflake’ generation.
This is an inspiring chat on so many levels! Tune in as Tenille shares her insights on the unique world of social enterprise, the sacrifices the younger generations are willing to make and their belief that if there is a problem then “we CAN do something about it”. Tenille is a great example of how the younger generations don’t wait for the system to create change, they make an impact and live on purpose each day, and we can learn so much from them, if only we stopped to take notice of the wave of positive change they are creating each day in small ways. Thank you Tenille!
You can learn more about Society Melbournes initiatives here: http://society.melbourne/
Are you still looking for or wondering what your purpose in life is? How would you like to simply bump into it? Well Guy shares how you can do that, because it’s exactly what happened to him.
Guy is a regular guy, doing extraordinary things! From humble beginnings in Wales the former founder of 180 Nutrition shares how he went from plumber, to stock trader to wellness authority to Treasure Hunter and Map maker… but he doesn’t hunt the treasures most of us seek in the external world, and he doesn’t make maps with burnt edges either.
He hunts for treasure far more valuable than diamonds, silver and gold, and I can guarantee you that once you hear his story and wisdom, you will want to know more about his map making!
At the beginning of 2018, Guy stepped down from his 180 Nutrition role to focus full time on his new project “Let It In’, helping people transform their lives using meditation and the language of neuroscience and wow, do we go down some amazing rabbit holes in this episode!
Guy talks about how he was forced to go back to a beginner’s mind, and in doing so, opened himself up to a new world of information and possibility, but more importantly, as old beliefs began to be dismantled and fall away, he had no option than to ask himself “Where else have I been wrong?” He share’s one of the most terrifying, yet liberating things he has done and how he eventually found a way to align his head and his heart to his new-found purpose. I encourage you to take not of his final piece of advice… if you do this one thing… your life really will be incredible!
Find out more about Guy at https://guylawrence.com.au/
Have you ever felt like life is going by so fast that you somehow forgot how to truly live? Well this episode will change all of that for you!
Cara Bradley, author of ‘On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine’, and I discuss how you can find moments of delight in the seemingly mundane everyday experiences of life. Cara shares her wisdom and gives practical tips on how to feel fully alive each and every day, and it’s not just theory, Cara is living proof that we can all get more out of life!
Cara works with CEO’s and elite athletes showing them how to live and work in flow with strategies integrating movement, breath, and mindfulness. We do a live demonstration on air of how to control our heart beat and Cara shares her 3-pronged approach to shed tension from your life. She also covers topics such as:
· The interconnectedness (or play) that is ever present in our lives, and how to spot those moments.
· How decluttering all areas of your life can truly liberate you
· How to show up in life’s ‘sucky’ moments
Cara is the founder of Verge Body-Mind Centre in Philadelphia and also partners with the Flow Genome Project, Happify, and Insight Timer and contributes to Mindful, Oprah.com, and Thrive Global.
You can learn more about Cara at www.carabradley.net
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Liliane Grace and I as we discuss how her love of creating imaginary worlds as a child, coupled with her interest and application of Natural Laws lead her to becoming an award-winning author, writing coach/editor and speaker. Liliane not only shares her own personal journey, she also provides a few tips for the writer within all of us.
Liliane’s story telling is thought-provoking and provides insight on “conscious living” for young and old, with messages covering universal principles for creating real magic in our lives. What I found most fascinating about Liliane was how the writing of her adult book, ‘Wanted: Greener’ appeared to trigger some fascinating real-life occurrences and synconicities.
For more information on Liliane’s work go to www.liliane lilianegrace.com
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Mahendra Shah has over 30 years’ experience in emergency relief & rehabilitation to food security and sustainable development, he has worked all over our beautiful planet and is now the owner of Zen Resort in Bali.
Mahendra is someone you want to just sit back and listen to, and why wouldn’t you, when someone has so much wisdom to share. In the 80’s he participated in UN conferences in Geneva and was an integral part in the launch of emergency relief for the African famine. He has met people like Bob Geldof and George H. W. Bush. In the 90’s he prepared the Earth Summit summary report and in 2002 he presented a report on climate change and agricultural vulnerability at the Earth Summit held in Johannesburg.
Our brief chat is loaded with wisdom, Mahendra shares so many insights including;
· How an epiphany on a beach in Bali 35 years ago changed the way he saw sustainability and why it’s important that we all become “sustainable human beings”
· The importance of asking ourselves “Am I living a happy, healthy and joyful life? “
· How a simple morning routine of ‘Zen Chi’ can set you up for an amazing day.
· The five ingredients that make up life’s cocktail.
· The importance of collecting the knowledge of our Grandmothers before it’s too late.
· How mobilising traditional knowledge built over 5000 years can help us ALL experience a healthier existence.
· A beautiful tool to let go of those who have hurt you and bless those who have helped you.
· Advice on how to find more balance in life.
This episode really got me thinking, and I’ll need to listen to it more than once to truly capture Mahindra’s wisdom. It left me curious as to whether the simple banana leaf could hold the key to saving our planet?
Visit Zen Resort http://www.zenresortbali.com/
Contact Zen Resort for a copy of the Zen Chi ritual firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: Georgia Ellis www.bluechipminds.com
Shawn Callahan is the author of the award-winning *Putting Stories to Work* and the Founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling enterprise. And boy do we have some tips and tools for you to help you change organisational culture, grow your business and sell your ideas through stories.
Our chat is sprinkled with gold nuggets that you’ll want a notepad and pen by your side as you listen. We discuss things like…
• Why your stories don’t need a hero,
• How better listening leads to more impactful stories,
• It’s the small moment in life that have the ability to transform lives and situations and,
• How to create your own repertoire of stories.
Shawn shares a number of stories (of course he did) on how a tiny story lead to an organisation wide cultural change and how his own daughters story became an anecdote for the positive effects of failure.
Shawn is based in Melbourne, Australia with offices across the globe and can be contacted at www.anecdote.com.
His LinkedIn is au.linkedin.com/in/shawncallahan
And you can top up your story bank by tuning into his podcast https://www.anecdote.com/podcasts/
Peter is a remarkable man who has been forced to overcome incredible adversity. He is by anyone’s definition a walking, talking miracle. His story of resilience and courage has inspired audiences of all ages to adopted his never give up attitude and to face the challenges of life with a new resolve and inner belief in their own abilities.
During our chat we discuss how, at a young age, Peter had to relearn EVERYTHING, from how to move, walk and talk, how to interpret sensory information and emotions, he even had to retrain his memory!
Peter shares amazing insights that we can all use to how to deal with sensory overload and overwhelm along with the positive side of deliberate self-sabotage. I invite you to explore Peters world with me… you will be so much better for it!
Connect with Peter: https://www.peterdempsey.com/home or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thepeterdempsey/
Join Georgia Ellis & Russell Cunningham as they demystify energy psychology and show you how to Access and Eliminate your Unconscious Blocks. Learn how to instantly move your blocks and watch as a participant clears their blocks live.
"I was first introduced to EFT when I was going through a messy marriage break up in 2000 and it worked wonders, I have also used it to let go of unrequited love, build business confidence, diminish anger, remove fear and so much more, I was so impressed with EFT that I trained in the modality and have had the pleasure of teaching it to some of my clients to help the bust through their inner glass ceilings" - Georgia
Russell Cunningham holds certificates as a Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, & NLP Trainer, Timeline Therapist, Workplace Assessor & Trainer. His experience in training, self-development and professional development spans over 27 years and includes more than 18,300 hours of personal and business success coaching , most recently being involved with the Centre for Professional Development, NLP for Life and as director of Australian Institute of Self Development. He is an AAMET Master Trainer Of Trainers and Member of the AAMET International Training Team.
Fizza Kashif Khan is a Professional Migrant Coach with a long list of qualifications including Master Coach/ practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapist as well as Access Bar consciousness practitioner.
During this episode Fizza shares her journey as an immigrant arriving in Sydney from Pakistan and the challenges of learning a new language, understanding a different culture and dealing with misguided opinions. Determined not to return home a “loser” she shares of her struggles and triumphs of living in a remote Australian town.
Her story is told with joy and laughter, a true testament to the light of hope that Fizza brings to the world. It will challenge you to step into your true authentic self, to confidently declare when enough is enough and think about your own unconscious bias and question the unnecessary judgements we place on our fellow human beings.
Connect with Fizza on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fiizza.k.khan
Sarah Reyna is a world traveler, online marketing consultant, mindfulness meditation teacher in training, reiki practitioner, and online influencer. Sarah and I chat about how she was able to harness the digital age we live in and leave the 9-5 and monetise her passion! If you are dreaming of a life outside of the 9-5 Sarah will inspire you to take that leap!
Gab her top 10 tips for making money online here >> https://mailchi.mp/995c8138641d/top10wayscheatsheet
Sarah’s service in the world is to be a voice in the age of the Digital Fempreneur and inspire women to follow their dreams while making an income online. Also, to provide practical healing tools that allow for emotional, spiritual and energetic shifts.
You can learn more about Sarah here >> https://www.sarahreyna.com/about/
Rumi wrote, "What you are seeking is seeking you". Mark Elliott's life has been an example of this idea in action. With his deep desire to help people, Mark completed a qualification as a Practitioner in a little known Russian medical technique.
As he began his journey of helping people heal, he had no idea where he would be led. Fast forward 21 years and you soon discover how his research, curiosity and continual learning led him to designing and teaching programs to help people improve their health. He has trained in physical, mental, emotional and finally spiritual healing models and ideas.
During our conversation, Mark and I explore many different things, from unconscious Bias, Intuition, the importance of connection, exploring your inner landscape, he shares a 1,000-year old formula known to ancient tribes to be the true elixir for a fulfilled life and how the Sacred Peace Pipe is teaching Aussie school kids respect and responsibility.
Contact Mark via email email@example.com or find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mark.elliott.5264382 or https://www.facebook.com/Marks-Workshops-1808304382557758/
Mark References Dadirri by Miriam Rose. http://www.miriamrosefoundation.org.au/about-dadirri/dadirri-text
Isabella has been training women for the last 5 years, she is the founder of "I want Fitness" and is passionate empowering women to create a healthy mind and body and become their best selves
Isabella has been training women for the last 5 years, she is the founder of "I want Fitness" and is passionate empowering women to create a healthy mind and body and become their best selves.
Tune in a Isabella shares her personal journey and what she sees as our biggest blocks to living a healthy life. She also has some unique tips to help ditch the diet, ditch the rules and learn simple ways to start loving your reflection... even if you do eat a donut!
Learn more about Isabella at www.iwantfitness.com.au
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Join me as I tumble down the rabbit hole with my youngest guest so far Samara Borrows. Grab your family and press play!
I can’t think of a better way to acknowledge the United Nations International Day of the Girl than introducing you to Samara, a delightful future leader who shares her wisdom on how to turn terror into excitement, encouraging us to not settle for average, but settle instead for the impossible.
Samara and I chat about how she prepared to speak in public and how her speech “Reach for the Stars” encourages us all to check whether we have the right mindset to reach our dreams.
I also chat with Samara’s mum, Reem Borrows, and it soon becomes evident that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.
Learn more about Reem here https://dreem.com.au/#
Learn more about the Thinking Into Results program here: http://www.bluechipminds.com/thinking-into-results.html
Michael is a counselor and coach with over 15 years experience in guiding individuals towards connection with their own sense of self-awareness.
In this episode we discuss the benefits of bringing self-awareness and conscious connection into relationships and we answer questions from our community to help them deepen their own relationships.
Michael is passionate about the relationship between the conscious and unconscious minds and has made it his mission to raise the awareness of individuals for the purpose of improving and enriching intimate relationships.
You can reach Michael via his Facebook page: "michael lauria - the conscious relationship coach"
You can join our community on Facebook search for "Conscious Architects of Life"
In this episode we mention Bruce Liptons book "The Honeymoon affect"
In this episode Alan Stevens and I discuss the powerful technique of facial recognition and how it can be used for relationships, business and all areas of our lives.
We discuss how your face tells the world who you really are, what your eyebrows say about you and a few other tips and tricks to help you better understand the people you interact with.
Alan Stevens is an International Profile and Communications Specialist who is regularly featured on National TV, Radio and in the World’s Press. He is also an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, a Coach and Trainer.
Alan works with business owners and executives to help them understand and engage with their clients and prospects, enhancing their presentations and negation skills.
Want to learn profiling from Alan like I did? You can, simply go to: www.bluechipminds.com/bcm-university
Elizabeth Jackson is a women of many talents and a diverse amount of experiences. She is the producer and presenter of the Hot Entrepreneur and #gotmoney Podcasts, radio announcer and owner operator of Public Property.
I learned many things abut this extraordinary woman, from her early adventures in London using nothing but goodwill to promote peace in Northern Ireland, being diagnosed with an illness that left her crawling on her hands and knees in pain before being shipped back home to New Zealand to be cared for by her family. Now Elizabeth is living on purpose and encouraging all of us to be the architects of our own future!
So what is 'flow"? How can we create more of this illusive altered state in our teams, families and personal endeavors?
Steve Brophy and Mike Andler my "flow" bro's, are a couple of ordinary guys who have an amazing knack for achieving flow with simple hacks. In this chat we discuss what flow is and how you can experience more of it in your life with some relatively simple (maybe a little cold) daily actions.
After a traumatic high-school football injury, Rodney Flowers was completely paralyzed, incapacitated, and bound to the confines of a wheelchair. He was told his recovery prognosis was unfavorable. Hear how Rodney never gave up hope and persisted for 18 long grueling years before he could finally get up and leave the wheel chair behind.
Today Rodney is making a positive impact on the world through his Bestselling Books, as a Speaker, CEO, Entrepreneur, Transformational Leader, and Resilience Trainer.
Meet your host Georgia Ellis as Caterina Viterale turns the tables and asks the questions. Find out what motivated Georgia to create the "Ellis In Wunderland" podcast and what drives her.
Hear about Georgia's own turning point and the impact it had on both her inner and outer world and the trajectory it sent her on that sees her now working with organisations and individuals from all over the world.