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Illuminating Lives with Israel Smith

Illuminating Lives with Israel Smith

By Israel Smith
The Illuminating Lives Podcast is an exploration of what it takes to illuminate our own lives, to light ourselves up, so we can be our best, brightest, shiniest self for us and for the people we love. Hosted by Israel Smith, this podcast digs into vulnerability, open-heartedness, and what it means to be a man and be self-loving. Israel has navigated the depths of burnout, depression, anxiety and parenthood, and is here to guide each of us back to what's most important in our own lives. Welcome to The Illuminating Lives Podcast. Let's get started.
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Choice, Practice & Hot Cocoa Breath with Jeff Wenberg
Jeff Wenberg has taken quite the journey from musician, to marketer, in Minneapolis USA. (Mmm.) He joined the interview sporting a fresh cut on his forehead thanks to his son rolling part of a table across the room! We get deeply into how important it is to choose how we respond - especially in moments like that - how parenting is a series of practices, and the value of the Hot Cocoa Breath.  Jeff's Official Bio: Jeff has been a digital marketer for over 10 years. In that time he has helped companies scale to multiple 7 figures…and his family scale from 2 to 4. He helps entrepreneurs develop their marketing plan while helping his kids see what is possible in their lives. He believes we all have a choice in any given situation and it’s up to you what choice you make. If you have a business that needs to develop a tangible marketing plan that helps you build an audience of the exact people that want to buy from you then contact me for a free assessment to see what you need to move to the next level in your business. I loved this chat, and I can't wait for you to dig into it.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo GUEST LINKS: You can connect and learn more about Jeff here: Website: JeffWenberg.com / zipify.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/jeffwenberg/ ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
44:59
May 03, 2022
Tailgating & How Kids Change The Game with Todd Giannattasio
Todd Giannattasio is a massive sports fan, and in this Dad's Guide To Thrive episode we talk about how his relationship with sports changed as he became a parent. I learn what "tailgating" is when it comes to American sports, and I accidentally start the episode making Todd feel OLD for his vast experience in the digital marketing space.  Todd Giannattasio is a veteran marketing expert who has been featured by Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Huffington Post for his proven systems to  grow brands online and build engaged audiences in our constantly evolving, digital world. His combination of fundamental principles and modern marketing strategies are what create a force multiplier for businesses. He is now on a mission to help passionate entrepreneurs grow their online platform so they can reach more people and have a great impact. NOTE: I was having some internet delays while recording this episode, so there are a couple of laggy moments where there's a satellite delay when speaking to Todd. Sorry!  I'd love to know what you think about our chat, and what else you'd like to hear about in this style of episode? With love and gratitude, Israel. xo GUEST LINKS: You can connect and learn more about Todd here: Website: TheGrowthSuite.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/todd.giannattasio/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/growthsuite/ SPECIAL OFFER: You can get a bag full of free resources from Todd when you visit this page: https://TheGrowthSuite.com/free ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
51:48
May 03, 2022
Big Challenges & Asking For Help with Scott Raylor
In this Dad's Guide To Thrive episode Scott Raylor and I talk about his own journey as a new Dad, his wife's challenges she faced after their daughter was born, and the different relationships we have with our parents and how they "help" us.  Scott is a husband to Charlotte and father to 2.5yo daughter Violet, works as a videographer in Brisbane for Queensland University of Technology, supporting students by producing, engineering and helping create audio and visual media productions that engage their audience and exceed the clients' expectations. Scott is also a visual artist who loves to tell stories through different mediums, exploring abstract themes: memories, reflections, nostalgia. He loves to explore the spiritual and his connection with spirit through his family and environment. Enjoy the chat, and please share this episode with friends and family! With love and gratitude,  Israel. xo GUEST LINKS: You can connect and learn more about Scott here: Website: www.scottraylor.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/scott.raylor Scott's Podcast "Aligned Dad": podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/aligned-dad/id1590741013 ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
53:44
May 03, 2022
Becoming A Dad Later In Life with Thomas Sanders-Corridan
Welcome back to Dad's Guide To Thrive! In this episode I'm talking with Thomas Sanders-Corridan all about becoming a Dad late in life, separating from his child's mother, and the remarkable power of love to cure all ills.  Thomas is a business consultant and Entrepreneur's Circle Certified Coach based in the UK. He has run and managed businesses in 8 different countries, and uses his diverse life and experience to accelerate the businesses of his clients around the world. A single dad to one young son, Thomas's most heartfelt desire is to connect with people he can help. He is also quick to apologise if you are brand new to business, a whiney, naturally negative soul, or generally unclear where your moral compass points... He will NOT be of any use to you. Enjoy the chat, and please share this episode with anyone who might benefit from the frank and open discussion! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo GUEST LINKS: You can connect and learn more about Thomas here:  Website: www.sancorr.com/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tsancorr/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thomas.sanderscorridan SPECIAL OFFER:  Thomas mentions his published book – it is called The Decision Makers Manual, and is available here: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1973253275/ If you mention this podcast, Thomas will offer you a free initial business consultation to establish compatibility, and ensure he can support you. Following that, any services you book with him will be discounted by 20%.  ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – to make sure you never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Jump over here and fill in your details to join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
48:04
May 03, 2022
Parenthood and Lifestyle Habits with Michael Ricchio
Welcome to Dad's Guide To Thrive – an interview series where I'll be having deep, open, vulnerable chats with Dads in business, leadership, entrepreneurship - all about what fathers are struggling with and how they're managing themselves, energy, emotions, relationships, etc. My intention is to normalise conversations about the kinds of challenges Dads are facing, help more Dads feel heard and seen, and encourage Dads to get the support they need to Thrive and operate as their best selves. This week I'm chatting with Michael Ricchio, a business owner, coach, father, and husband who runs a fitness facility outside of Chicago, IL and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. His focused work is in the lifestyle habits that improve all aspects of health, happiness, and success. We cover a bunch of interesting topics including parenthood, running, habit change, and his adventures launching a new fitness business in October 2019, only a few short months before COVID hit and closed down the USA. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo GUEST LINKS: You can connect and learn more about Michael here: Website: www.marhealthandperformance.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/marhealthandperformance Instagram: @marhealthandperformance and @lifestyle_podcast SPECIAL OFFER: Michael has recently launched a new virtual program designed to help all busy parents and adults develop and sustain healthy lifestyle habits. More information can be found at www.marhealthandperformance.com ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – to make sure you never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Jump over here and fill in your details to join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
43:14
May 03, 2022
Dad's Guide To Thrive - An Interview Series with Real Dads
Dear Listener, After spending the first chunk of 2022 publishing all new episodes on my Thrive Methodology (Season 2) I've realised I want to collect all my Dad's Guide To Thrive Interviews and publish them as Season 3, starting with this quick intro episode.  I've already published a small number of these episodes (including this one), but I have plenty more waiting in the wings that I'm editing right now and will be releasing soon. Please take a listen or a re-listen, share them around, and get excited for this upcoming season! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ---------- Hey friend, listener, mate, chum, etc etc...  I'm EXCITED. I'm launching a new interview series RIGHT HERE on this podcast. It's called "Dad's Guide To Thrive" and is a series of chats with real dads, from all over the world, all about what we need to thrive.  I'll be having deep, open, vulnerable chats with Dads in business, leadership, entrepreneurship - all about what fathers are struggling with and how they're managing themselves, energy, emotions, relationships, etc. My intention is to normalise conversations about the kinds of challenges Dads are facing, help more Dads feel heard and seen, and encourage Dads to get the support they need to Thrive and operate as their best selves. First episode/interview drops in a week.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – to make sure you never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU).  Jump over here and fill in your details to join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
14:12
May 03, 2022
Thrive Extras – Part 2: Commitments & Boundaries
It's the final episode in my Thrive Series! Woot woot!  This episode we go deep into some Long Game strategies... taking a look at Commitments, and Boundaries. I mention a few things in the show that I promised to link / include here: My previous episodes on Commitment are here: S1EP007 Commitment. (And being cut off by floods.) S1EP015 Are You Overcommitted? Boundaries Questions: What are you willing to accept in life/work/relationships? What are you no longer willing to accept? What are you tolerating in yourself? What are you tolerating in others? What are some boundaries you can create here? How To Set Boundaries: Operating from a place of peace, strength, confidence and power. (The FEELING behind the DOING.) The formula is: When happens, I feel . I am no longer willing to accept/tolerate . If continues, I will .  Thanks for playing along! If you need or want more support in putting YOUR Thrive List into place, get in touch for a 1:1 powerful coaching conversation today.  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Tell me what you got out of this episode. I'd love to continue the conversation! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
28:01
March 28, 2022
Thrive Extras – Part 1: Certainty Anchors & Mood Boosters
Let's be real: no matter how good we are at setting up our life all "just so"... curveballs and unexpected circumstances can come out of nowhere and knock us sideways. This is where these two "Extras" come in super handy - like a set of cheat sheets for what to do when we feel uncertain, flapping around in the breeze, or perhaps flat, down, negative and struggling – even after we've done all the Thrive Steps for the day. Digging into Certainty Anchors and Mood Boosters – powerful tools to help us feel better IN THE MOMENT – and re-centre us back onto our Thrive path of being our best, showing up powerfully for those we love and serve, and Illuminating our own Lives.  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive I look forward to hearing from you about how you enjoyed this episode! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
22:27
March 28, 2022
Thrive Step 7 – Brave Conversations
It's our last step in the 7-Step Thrive Methodology, but it's NOT the last episode in this series. This time around we're talking about Brave Conversations, and how they have the power to change our lives... FOREVER. Truly.  Here's the thing: Brave means having/showing the mental or moral strength to face danger, fear and difficulty. Brave Conversations are the chats we have which feel scary, dangerous or hard. In this episode I go into how and where these chats start, how this Thrive Step builds on all the others, and why this is a MUST-HAVE part of the Thrive Methodology, as it contains the key/gateway to making our lives incredible.  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Calm Dad Kickstart Sessions – Available Now for a Limited Time Only. https://israelsmith.com/calmdad Tell me what you got out of this episode. I'd love to continue the conversation! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
31:21
March 21, 2022
Thrive Step 6 – Connection
We're up to Number 6 Thrive Step in the Thrive Methodology series, and it's all about CONNECTION, what it looks like, why we need it to truly THRIVE, and what the biggest barrier is when it comes to creating more connection in our lives.  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Calm Dad Kickstart Sessions – Available Now for a Limited Time Only. https://israelsmith.com/calmdad Tell me what you got out of this episode. I'd love to continue the conversation! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
35:03
March 15, 2022
Thrive Step 5 – Movement
Movement. The act or process of moving. Do you move your body? Or do you, like so many of us, simply transition from one seated position to another? (Breakfast table -> Car -> Office chair -> Lounge -> Dinner table...) Thrive Step 5 (hey, that rhymes!) is focussed on Movement. But here's the kicker... it's not just about exercise! Oh no no no, it's about SOOO much  more than that! In this episode, I go into detail about WHAT ELSE I mean by the word "Movement" and how it relates to our ability to Thrive. Take a listen. Go on, I'll wait. ... Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Special Links from this episode: Calm Dad Kickstart Sessions – Available Now for a Limited Time Only. https://israelsmith.com/calmdad Jake Currie's German New Medicine (GNM) Instagram Live with me.  Let me know how you enjoy today's episode, and please remember to rate it and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
32:05
March 08, 2022
Thrive Step 4 – Gratitude
What are you grateful for? When was the last time you practiced Gratitude? Did you realise that the more you can show gratitude, the more you will HAVE to be thankful for? Gratitude is a BIIIIG key to abundance, joy and delight in your day to day life.  Thrive Step 4 is all about the power of Gratitude, and making it a regular part of your daily life. It totally transformed my life – and I talk about that in detail in this episode.  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Special Links from this episode: Check out these definitions of Gratitude here, here and here.  If you want to deep-dive, you can listen to my previous episodes about gratitude: – Gratitude (and Suicide) – Present Moment Gratitude  Click here to book in a complimentary Clarity & Discover Call with me – FREE – so we can talk about how I might be able to support you getting from where you are now, to where you want to be. Let me know how you enjoy today's episode, and please remember to rate it and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
26:46
February 28, 2022
Thrive Step 3 – Mindfulness
Breathe in through your nose, let your chest expand fully, pause a moment, and then breathe out slowly through your mouth. It's time to get deep into Step 3 of the Thrive Methodology – Mindfulness (and how it's different from meditation!) Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Special Links from this episode: Grab the Insight Timer app here. Listen to my "Calm Lake Meditation" here, or search "Israel Smith" within the Insight Timer app. Click here to book in a complimentary Clarity & Discover Call with me – FREE – so we can talk about how I might be able to support you getting from where you are now, to where you want to be. Let me know how you enjoy today's episode, and please remember to rate it and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
37:45
February 21, 2022
Thrive Step 2 – Good Food
Let's dig into Step 2 of the Thrive Methodology – Good Food (and the 5 ways your diet is impacting your mood!) Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Let me know how you enjoy today's episode, and please remember to rate it and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts!  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
36:29
February 14, 2022
Thrive Step 1 – Good Sleep
Welcome to Step 1 of the Thrive Methodology – Good Sleep (and the 7 major problems it can help you solve!)  Make sure you go here to signup and grab your Thrive List template: https://israelsmith.com/thrive Grab a pen and paper, and let's get stuck in!  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
30:30
February 11, 2022
Thriving Through 2022
Welcome to 2022! Yes, I realise I'm a month late to the party, but hey... it's a good time to reflect and think about what's happened so far this year, and re-align ourselves to make sure 2022 is the year we bring our dreams to life! I've got a bit to share about what Thriving actually means, and I'm starting a deep dive into my Thrive Methodology where each week we'll visit one of the items on the Thrive list.  Let's get started! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
26:31
February 02, 2022
Are You Overcommitted? – Revisited
In this REVISITED episode, we revisit one of my most popular/relevant episodes of the past 12 months – Quiet Time. Enjoy! Is. xo ----- Do you ever feel like you're SPRINTING 100mph just to keep on top of your "to do" list, or to meet all the commitments you've made to others? Do you find sometimes your own commitments get left behind? What does this all mean? Are we broken? Are we worthless? Do we need to punish ourselves or use negative self-talk to get us closer to our ideal life? In this episode I talk about what I mean by COMMITMENT, and also explore these questions with you. I go in detail about one of the most common reasons I see with my clients (and with myself) that contributes to us breaking commitments. Jump in, and enjoy! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
25:22
January 02, 2022
The Other Side Of Fear – Revisited
In this REVISITED episode, we revisit one of my most popular/relevant episodes of the past 12 months. Enjoy! Is. xo ----- Among other things, I'm a skateboarder, and I have been for 35 years or so, on and off. In the past year or so my son has taken up skateboarding, and it's given me a reason to get back on the board, roll around at skateparks, and try some old and new tricks. But the most interesting thing for me – apart from rediscovering the joy of skateboarding, and the satisfaction of making a difficult trick – is how much it has given me a new relationship with FEAR. In this episode I go deep into fear, how it works at a biological level, and what it can do to our experience of life. I also talk about how my son was a massive inspiration for me looking more closely at my fear, and discovering a massive surprise on the other side of my fear. Take a listen, and hit me up with your takeaways! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
31:38
December 26, 2021
What Do You Need To Thrive? – Revisited
In this REVISITED episode, we revisit one of my most popular/relevant episodes of the past 12 months. Enjoy! Is. xo ----- In this episode I share about my Thrive List, including what it is, what's on it, and how I use my feelings as my compass as to what I need to THRIVE each day. I also go into the connection between my Thrive List, and my Boundaries and my Commitments, and how each of these things contribute to me living an Illuminating Life. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
25:53
December 19, 2021
Screw The Hustle... I'm Going To Bed – Revisited
In this REVISITED episode, we revisit one of my most popular/relevant episodes of the past 12 months. Enjoy! Is. xo ----- I am NOT a fan of Hustle culture. Working your face off, grinding at all hours of the day and night, the list goes on. I am, however a MASSIVE fan of good rest, good sleep, and the benefits that follow from that. Dive into this episode and learn why sleep was one of my #1 treatments for my depression recovery, and why I get so passionate about this topic and the broken culture around sleep in our society. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
28:27
December 12, 2021
Quiet Time – Revisited
In this REVISITED episode, we revisit one of my most popular/relevant episodes of the past 12 months – Quiet Time. Enjoy! Is. xo ----- On this episode I'm talking all about QUIET. Silence. Peace. The Gap. Space. Emptiness. The Void. etc etc ... you get the idea. Really, it's an exploration of how noisy our lives are, and what it might feel like to bring some quiet to our world. And how beautiful our world becomes when we meditate. I share details about my own meditation practice, how it has evolved, and what meditation IS and IS NOT. (In my opinion, anyway... Your mileage may vary, and that's kind of the point!) Take a listen and please share it around, encourage others to listen, and please send me a review on iTunes. I am sure it will bring joy and peace to your life, and I look forward to hearing about YOUR meditation practice! And remember, if you're interested in a short "Introduction to Meditation" course I'm thinking of, please hit me up with a DM in Instagram @israelpsmith. With love and gratitude,  Israel. xo ----- LINKS: JOIN MY NEWSLETTER – never miss an episode, an announcement, or a special offer for my amazing humans (i.e. YOU). Join "The Illuminators" - my email crew: https://israelsmith.com/join WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Join the TCP Waitlist with Jim Fortin – https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Services Australia: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support (or Google for more.) Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
31:25
December 06, 2021
Just Do The Thing
"Just do it." Heard that one before? Following on from my episode about "Picture This..." and the benefits of telling ourselves empowering stories, stories that support us moving to where we want to go in life, my lovely wife encouraged me to remind my listeners to TAKE ACTION!  We never get anywhere until we MOVE. Until we DO something. Until we take the action. It's absolutely necessary to get our own head trash out of the way first, but once we've done that it's up to us to take action to move us forward.  Enjoy the listen, and make sure you let me know what ACTION you've been inspired to take! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
21:24
November 10, 2021
Picture This...
As the old saying goes, "A picture tells a thousand words." But many of us are using the power of pictures to hurt ourselves, and we don't even know we're doing it.  In this episode I talk about the power of mental pictures and how they can impact us in both good and bad ways. Sometimes, the visual images we create to help articulate our feelings, can actually be holding us back. Most importantly, I also talk about what you can do to change this practice in yourself, and start creating mental pictures that serve and support you being your best! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I’m a 1:1 Coach & Speaker, helping Dads in Business & Leadership find more peace, feel less stress, and be the best parent & leader they can be. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Email: israel@israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
26:58
November 02, 2021
One Thing At A Time
There's a reason the title of this episode is a common phrase, or a cliché. It's a subtle reminder being passed on to us by society, our ancestors, and even our higher self, to stay present, to focus, and to keep things simple. Do One Thing At A Time.  This episode I go into why I've been off the air for a month, what I've been up to, and how it has given me plenty of cause to reflect on my practices when I have big projects on the go. What are your behaviours and patterns when you have big stuff happening? Let me know - hit me up in the Insta DMs or via email.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
26:27
October 27, 2021
Are You Lifting Or Limiting Yourself?
Every single day we tell ourselves dozens, hundreds, perhaps even thousands of stories. About ourselves, our abilities, our friends, our family, our colleagues, how good we are (not good enough, perhaps?), whether we fit in, what we should be doing, wearing, buying, eating, drinking, etc etc.  It's exhausting. It's also inevitable - we're hardwired for storytelling.  BUT - and this is a Sir Mix-A-Lot BIG BUT - WE are in charge of the story! We have the power to choose the kind of story we tell ourselves. Is it a story that lifts us up? Or is it a story that limits us? Is it something we can use to help ourselves feel better, more confident, capable, stronger, more resilient, etc? Or is it something that will steal our joy, power, happiness or kindness?  This episode, starting with a story of an elephant, and fleas, goes deep into our own ability to LIFT or LIMIT ourselves through the power of our stories. Listen in, and get ready to become a Story Spotter!  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
30:50
September 27, 2021
The Peril of Expectations
Have you ever had a situation that you felt would go a particular way, only for it to go completely differently, and leaving you feeling disappointed, frustrated, angry, sad, or just a bit flat? Yep, me too. This weekend, actually.  In this episode I reflect on the dynamic between Expectations and their partner-in-crime, Disappointment. I go into how expectations can set us up for disappointment, how we craft stories and meaning out of our experiences, and how it's important to build our own Thrive mechanism so we can support ourselves and move through any emotions, discomfort or challenges we face in a healthy, safe way.  Enjoy the episode! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
28:30
September 14, 2021
Present Moment Gratitude. "This."
I have been practising gratitude for YEARS now, and have already talked about this in detail in one of my earliest episodes called "Gratitude (and Suicide)" where I share about the impact gratitude had on my ability to make peace with my Dad's decision to take his own life, and the aftermath.  But on this episode I talk about Present Moment Gratitude, and the impact it has had on my life to move gratitude from something abstract, or "out there" at a specific time in my calendar, to a present moment practice. Bringing my gratitude into the present moment, along with the simple expression "This." has transformed my sense of abundance, joy, happiness and gratitude as a living, breathing way of BEING, rather than an item on my To Do List.  Dig in, and let me know how you go with practicing "This" in your own life!  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: The Resilience Project Book - Check out this book - an excellent read which I discuss in this episode - by author Hugh van Cuylenberg here. Jim Fortin's Be Do Have Series Jim is the mentor I've studied under for the past 2 years, and his work has contributed massively to the peace and success I am enjoying in my life, my work, my relationships and my health. Register for his FREE Be Do Have training series before it closes: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Services In Australia, find a thorough list of mental health support services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-resources-for-me Internationally check out these two listings, or search your local area/country for more: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ or https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people.
26:32
September 07, 2021
Letting Go – Interview with Bel Smith from The Root Cause
Letting Go – also known as Non-Attachment – is possibly one of the most important life-skills we can practice. AND it's a pivotal part of my wife Bel Smith's work with The Root Cause, which is why I invited her for my first Guest Interview! Join us as we dig into how Letting Go has FREED us both in SO MANY WAYS!  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: WATCH this Interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/oyjptoIN7C8 One Wave & Fluro Friday https://www.onewaveisallittakes.com/fluro-friday Bel Smith & The Root Cause Learn more about Bel's work with The Root Cause here:  The Empowering Kids Masterclass - http://rootcau.se/masterclass Kids Health Quest - http://rootcau.se/quest Jim Fortin's Be Do Have Series Jim is the mentor I've studied under for the past 2 years, and his work has contributed massively to the peace and success I am enjoying in my life, my work, my relationships and my health. Register for his FREE Be Do Have training series before it closes: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach and Speaker. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Contact me to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I sometimes refer programs/products that pay me commission. You don't pay extra, but if you choose to buy thru me, I may earn money from your purchase. Please note: 1) I operate with 100% Integrity and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use, LOVE and believe in. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing my messages with more people. 
54:35
September 01, 2021
Certainty Is Bullsh!t.
"These are uncertain times." How many times have you heard that in the past 18 months? It's the favourite phrase used by media outlets - and friends - whenever we are talking about the state of the world, the pandemic, climate change, or anything else that is clusterf*ck-y about life right now on the planet.  But here's the thing: Certainty never existed. It was always an elaborate fiction, an illusion, a way of comforting ourselves against the fleeting nature of our human experience. Dig in with me on this episode as I explore why we cling to it, and how we can all build some kinds of certainty in times of chronic uncertainty.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Jim Fortin's Be Do Have Series Transform Your Life from the Inside Out. Jim is the mentor I've been studying under for the past 2 years, and his work has contributed massively to the peace and success I am enjoying in my life, my work, my relationships and my health. Make sure you register for his FREE Be Do Have training series, and get some incredible skills to fast-track your own personal transformation! Learn more and Sign Up here before it closes: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer, Speaker... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Visit my website, DM me on IG, or kick it old school and email me, to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
21:02
August 23, 2021
Trust the Timing of Your Life
Do you feel time pressure, stress, or discomfort when things don't happen on time? Do you feel like you're going to fail, or fall massively behind in life, if you have a less-than-productive day? I have learned a lot in my life about trusting the timing of my life, and letting go of my own self-imposed timeframes, deadlines, or schedules.  It's amazingly liberating, freeing, and WAAAAY more fun!  Take a listen and let me know what resonates with you. And for the love of ALL things holy and amazing, Trust the Timing of YOUR Life. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo  LINKS: Jim Fortin's Money Masterclass (mentioned at the end of the episode): HOW THE LAW OF ATTRACTION REPELS THE MONEY AND ABUNDANCE YOU WANT AND HOW TO BECOME RICH You’ll discover the six reasons you’ve been struggling with money, living paycheck to paycheck or just barely getting by. And, what to do instead! Learn more and Sign Up here before it closes: https://israelsmith.com/jimfortinmoneymasterclass WORK WITH ME – Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. I'm a 1:1 Coach, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Co-Founder, Writer, Speaker... and I'm also a Husband, Father, Surfer, Skateboarder, Musician and Sensitive, Open-Hearted Man. Visit my website, DM me on IG, or kick it old school and email me, to learn more about how you can work with me 1:1, book me for speaking gigs, or have me consult to your company.  Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Email: israel@israelsmith.com Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like this podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
28:15
August 12, 2021
Grief and Other Emotions
Grief came visiting recently, and I resisted feeling it, processing it, and consequently got my a** kicked. Ever had that happen? Ever stuffed your emotions down because you didn't want to feel, didn't have time to feel, or didn't know how to feel? Yep. That was me this recent visit.  Let's talk about it. Let's talk about the grief of our times, too, and how emotional bypassing can leave us physically sick. I'm sharing all my messiness in this episode, so let's jump in together and get real and human. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Jim Fortin's Transformational Coaching Program. Learn more and join the waitlist here: https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
31:33
August 03, 2021
The Other Side of Fear
Among other things, I'm a skateboarder, and I have been for 35 years or so, on and off. In the past year or so my son has taken up skateboarding, and it's given me a reason to get back on the board, roll around at skateparks, and try some old and new tricks. But the most interesting thing for me – apart from rediscovering the joy of skateboarding, and the satisfaction of making a difficult trick – is how much it has given me a new relationship with FEAR.  In this episode I go deep into fear, how it works at a biological level, and what it can do to our experience of life. I also talk about how my son was a massive inspiration for me looking more closely at my fear, and discovering a massive surprise on the other side of my fear.  Take a listen, and hit me up with your takeaways! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Jim Fortin's Transformational Coaching Program. Learn more and join the waitlist here: https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
28:22
July 27, 2021
Put Down The Stick.
Are you constantly feeling like you're behind? Like you'll never catch up? Like your To Do list just keeps growing and growing, nagging you at the back of your mind? Ever feel like there aren't enough hours in the day, or days in the week, to DO all the things you HAVE to do? You might want to listen to this episode. It's for YOU. With ALL the love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Jim Fortin's Transformational Coaching Program. Learn more and join the waitlist here: https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
21:40
July 05, 2021
The Power of Beginnings
What have you been putting off? Where have you been procrastinating? And, most importantly, what is causing you to put off that thing you most want to begin?  This episode I talk about the radical, creative power of beginnings. That amazing genesis point where we move and shift ourselves, our world, and move towards the future we want.  Take a listen, take it onboard, and if you're waiting for a sign... this is it! It's time to begin! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Jim Fortin's Transformational Coaching Program. Learn more and join the waitlist here: https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
24:32
June 28, 2021
Quiet Time.
On this episode I'm talking all about QUIET. Silence. Peace. The Gap. Space. Emptiness. The Void. etc etc ... you get the idea.  Really, it's an exploration of how noisy our lives are, and what it might feel like to bring some quiet to our world. And how beautiful our world becomes when we meditate.  I share details about my own meditation practice, how it has evolved, and what meditation IS and IS NOT. (In my opinion, anyway... Your mileage may vary, and that's kind of the point!) Take a listen and please share it around, encourage others to listen, and please send me a review on iTunes.  I am sure it will bring joy and peace to your life, and I look forward to hearing about YOUR meditation practice! And remember, if you're interested in a short "Introduction to Meditation" course I'm thinking of, please hit me up with a DM in Instagram @israelpsmith. With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Jim Fortin's Transformational Coaching Program.  Learn more and join the waitlist here: https://israelsmith.com/tcpwaitlist Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
27:02
June 23, 2021
Are You Overcommitted?
Do you ever feel like you're SPRINTING 100mph just to keep on top of your "to do" list, or to meet all the commitments you've made to others? Do you find sometimes your own commitments get left behind?  What does this all mean? Are we broken? Are we worthless? Do we need to punish ourselves or use negative self-talk to get us closer to our ideal life?  In this episode I talk about what I mean by COMMITMENT, and also explore these questions with you. I go in detail about one of the most common reasons I see with my clients (and with myself) that contributes to us breaking commitments.  Jump in, and enjoy! With love and gratitude, Israel. xo PS Please share this around if you think your friends and family will resonate and enjoy the episode. Mahalo. 😃🙏❤️ LINKS: Israel Smith – Well-Being & Emotional Resilience Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
22:05
May 25, 2021
Reset. Recommit. Restart.
From time to time we make commitments, and then life does its thing, and we don't keep those commitments. I'm talking on this episode about how easy it is to make this mistake, how important it is to acknowledge this in the moment, and how simple it is to make a new choice in the moment to reset, recommit and restart.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo PS Please share this around if you think your friends and family will resonate and enjoy the episode. Muchas Gracias :D
20:15
May 24, 2021
Feeling Like Sh*t Isn't Forever
Ever feel a bit funky? A bit sh*t? A bit like there's a weighted blanket heavily draped over your shoulders and chest, and you just can't seem to shake the feeling of heaviness and ... dare I say it... Depression?  I had one of those days, and so I turned on the mic and talked about it. This is that episode. I talk about what caused it, what I did about it, and how you too can take the same kinds of actions I did to turn around those sh*tty days for yourself.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo PS Please share this around if you think your friends and family will resonate and enjoy the episode. Muchas Gracias :D
21:48
May 07, 2021
Living From The Neck Up.
In today's episode I talk about how much of our lives we spend moving through the world around as though our entire existence is an intellectual one – like we are little more than a brain experiencing the world. Like our body is an afterthought, and is purely the mechanism to move our brain through the world.  In essence, living from the neck up. I ALSO talk about how you can begin to recognise this in yourself, the dangers of this kind of behaviour, and how you can start changing it up, by getting more INTO YOUR BODY. Join me, and enjoy the listen!    LINKS: Israel Smith – Emotional Wellbeing Coach. Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
19:34
May 03, 2021
The V–Word Is My Superpower
Most of us are scared of it. Brené Brown has built a career out of studying and talking about it. And I believe - wholeheartedly - that it is my superpower. What is it? The V–Word. Vulnerability. Jump in with me as I discuss what vulnerability IS, what it is NOT, and how it can be the first forward step we can each make in connecting with ourselves and others more openly, honestly, and intimately. Also, why it's my superpower, and what that has made possible for me.  Let's get started! LINKS: Israel Smith – 1:1 Transformation Coach Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
19:00
April 26, 2021
Choice & Integrity (and a Runny Nose)
The body leaves clues. In today's episode I talk about why I have come to listen to my body's cues (runny nose, heavy feeling) and how that showed me where I needed to look: at my choices, and my self-integrity. Take a listen, and learn about how I interpret my own body's clues, and how you can apply this to your own Illuminating Life!  LINKS: Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
31:05
April 20, 2021
Screw the Hustle... I'm Going to Bed
I am NOT a fan of Hustle culture. Working your face off, grinding at all hours of the day and night, the list goes on. I am, however a MASSIVE fan of good rest, good sleep, and the benefits that follow from that.  Dive into this episode and learn why sleep was one of my #1 treatments for my depression recovery, and why I get so passionate about this topic and the broken culture around sleep in our society.  LINKS: Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
25:10
April 07, 2021
Men! Let's Talk About Self-Love.
Let's talk about Self-Love, shall we? It's a deep, beautiful, important topic, and one I have dug heavily into in recent months. I believe self-love is the spring from which all good things flow... but I'll let you listen to the episode to learn more about why that is, what it means to me, how I practice self-love, and how I used to practice the opposite of self-love (hint: NOT very self-loving). I mention a book called "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It" by an amazing man called Kamal Ravikant. Check it out here: https://kamal.blog/book/ I have a VERY limited number of 1:1 Breakthrough Coaching Calls available at a *very* discounted rate. Learn more here: https://israelsmith.com/coaching LINKS: Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
32:45
March 29, 2021
Commitment. (And being cut-off by floods...)
In this episode I talk a LOT about Commitment. And how that word – that distinction – can be applied like a lens to my own health and fitness, my relationships, my work, and the difference between commitment at a high level, and at a granular level. I also talk about my current circumstances, which includes being cut-off from "civilisation" by extreme flooding on the East Coast of Australia.  Honourable mentions to my coach Lisa Carpenter - @lisacarpenterinc - for demonstrating what commitment truly means via Covid bodybuilding!  I have a limited number of 1:1 Breakthrough Coaching Calls available at a *very* discounted rate. Learn more here: https://israelsmith.com/coaching LINKS: Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
33:40
March 22, 2021
My Descent Into Burnout
Today I walk you through my massive descent into burnout, and subsequently depression, that happened just over 10 years ago. I share this, not for self-indulgent reasons, but because I truly believe by sharing my own story, it will help raise awareness broadly of what the inside of depression and burnout look like. More than that, I believe it may help those of you who may be currently suffering, to identify what's going on, and seek help. Or it may help you more clearly identify what's going on in your partner or loved one.  Just a heads-up, I don't spend a lot of time on the solutions, treatments, or what helped me get out of the pit – I intend to cover those in depth and detail on future episodes. I do, however, make it very clear that there are solutions and treatments, and I encourage you to seek help from the links below if you, or someone you love, needs support.  Please let me know if this episode resonated with you, and please know that I deeply care for, and want to support, anyone who has experienced burnout and depression in a similar way.  With love and gratitude, Israel. xo LINKS: Be Do Have Training Series with Jim Fortin Towards the end of this Episode I talk about my mentor Jim Fortin and his awesome Transformational Coaching Program, which I've done a number of times now. RIGHT NOW he is running a FREE video training series called "Be Do Have". It starts on 4 March and runs for a couple of weeks. I invite you to join... it's been a massive help in my life, and something I 100% recommend. Join here: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here: 1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
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March 12, 2021
No One Is Coming To Save ME...!
Episode 5 is a kind of "Part 2" to Episode 4, where I shared all about how liberating it can be to acknowledge that no-one is coming to save YOU.  However, after a bit of feedback, and a lot of reflection, I realised that there are some bits missing from that episode, and they are the bits that I set out to get intimate with, as the deep intention of this podcast: messiness and vulnerability.  So now, in Episode 5, I get messy and open up about my own experience of victimhood and responsibility, and some examples of how that has played out in my own life.  LINKS: Cameron Frye's moment of truth I talk about the transformative scene at the end of the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and how it perfectly represents the process of taking, claiming responsibility for one's own life. Watch the scene here. (Or better, watch the entire movie!)  Be Do Have Training Series with Jim Fortin Towards the end of this Episode I talk about my mentor Jim Fortin and his awesome Transformational Coaching Program, which I've done a number of times now. RIGHT NOW he is running a FREE video training series called "Be Do Have". It starts on 4 March and runs for a couple of weeks. I invite you to join... it's been a massive help in my life, and something I 100% recommend. Join here: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.comInstagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here:  1) I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it. 2) Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them.
26:22
March 07, 2021
No One Is Coming To Save You...
In Episode 4, I talk about the concept of personal responsibility, and how the phrase "No one is coming to save you" can actually be a gift. I explore the "V" word, plus how Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning" has a beautiful line about reaction vs response.  To be fair, I got the concept right, but totally mashed up his actual quote, so here it is:  "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." – Viktor E. Frankl LINKS: Surf Movie In this Episode I mention a surf film - "A Woman's Guide to the World: Surfing the South Island of New Zealand" ... it's a great flick, and is available on Garage Movies here – https://garagemovies.com/shows/surfing-the-south-island – You might also find it on the Facebooks or YouTubes if you search hard enough. But maybe support a great Aussie film company in Garage Movies ;)  Be Do Have Training Series with Jim Fortin Towards the end of this Episode I talk about my mentor Jim Fortin and his awesome Transformational Coaching Program, which I've done a number of times now. RIGHT NOW he is running a FREE video training series called "Be Do Have". It starts on 4 March and runs for a couple of weeks. I invite you to join... it's been a massive help in my life, and something I 100% recommend. Join here: https://israelsmith.com/bedohave Israel Smith – 1:1 Coaching, Inspiring Blogs, and more Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support Affiliate Disclaimer: I occasionally refer programs or products that pay me a commission. You don't pay any extra, but if you choose to buy these products/programs/courses/etc, I may earn money from your purchase. There are a couple of qualifiers here:  I operate with Integrity in everything I do, and I don't recommend anything I don't personally use or LOVE. If I'm talking about it, it's because I truly believe in it.  Earning affiliate commissions helps me continue producing free content like these podcast, and sharing these messages with people who need to hear them. 
21:31
March 05, 2021
EP003 - Gratitude (and Suicide)
********** TRIGGER WARNING: In this episode I talk about suicide and the impact it has had on my life. If this is a difficult topic for you, skip this episode and join me for the next one. ********** In this episode I talk about my Dad's birthday, kookaburras, suicide and gratitude, and how those last two can be connected. How gratitude has helped me find peace and abundance in my daily life, how I'm nothing like Oprah, and how I moved forward after some difficult circumstances.  LINKS: Israel Smith Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support
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February 28, 2021
EP002 - What do you need to thrive?
In this episode I share about my Thrive List, including what it is, what's on it, and how I use my feelings as my compass as to what I need to THRIVE each day. I also go into the connection between my Thrive List, and my Boundaries and my Commitments, and how each of these things contribute to me living an Illuminating Life.  LINKS: Israel Smith Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page: Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support
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February 28, 2021
EP001 - Welcome, and a bit of backstory...
Welcome to Episode 1! In this episode I share why I have felt the need to create this podcast, a bit of my backstory about my experiences of depression and anxiety, and why I consider vulnerability my superpower. LINKS: Israel Smith Website: https://israelsmith.com Instagram: @israelpsmith Mental Health Support Following are a list of Australian mental health support services, taken from this page:  Head to Health (to find digital health resources) Beyond Blue (anyone feeling depressed or anxious) — call 1300 22 4636 or chat online Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) — online help headspace (online tools for young people) Mensline Australia — call 1300 78 99 78 Lifeline (anyone having a personal crisis) — call 13 11 14 or chat online Here are a few global resource listings: https://checkpointorg.com/global/ https://unitedgmh.org/mental-health-support
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February 28, 2021
Trailer – The Illuminating Lives Podcast with Israel Smith
Welcome to The Illuminating Lives Podcast with Israel Smith – A new podcast exploring what it takes to illuminate our own lives, lighting ourselves up by opening our own hearts and getting comfy with our vulnerability. Through this, we can become more connected to ourselves, and able to shine our own light and be our best selves for the people we care about the most. Israel is a writer and coach, a surfer, musician, husband and father, and has dealt with the depths of burnout, depression, anxiety and parenthood. Through this podcast, his hope is to help guide you back to what truly matters in your own life, by sharing conversations, interviews and rambling stories of his own.  It's going to be messy, it's going to be vulnerable, and it's going to be a lot of fun.  Welcome to The Illuminating Lives Podcast. Ready? Let's get started. 
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February 19, 2021