“Living As You” is an inspirational podcast designed to empower individuals to live more authentically as themselves, “take the leap” in times of uncertainty, and ultimately tap into the power of self-love & acceptance. The podcast stands as a platform for courageous leaders to share their stories of authentic living, “taking the leap,” and leading with their hearts. Through a combination of motivational monologue “TED” Talks and personal interviews, Patrick is on a mission to transform lives through empowerment and ultimately inspire others to live as themselves every single day.
Do you believe in the power and ripple effect of small actions? What about a life dedicated to making the world a better place? In Jeremy Dorsey’s case, this phenomenon became most evident when he lost his Dad to cancer. This week on Living As You, the fitness entrepreneur and Atlanta Braves Baseball Operations Fellow shares stories of his Dad’s influence and positive impact on his own life. Get ready to dive into the influence of family, importance of physical health, and life-changing nature of habits.
Do you remember a certain teacher who positively impacted you in school? Who pushed you to think more about life as opposed to just a particular subject? To many, this figure of inspiration has been Chris Stevens. The University of Notre Dame Professor of Business and founding member of Keurig is on a mission to prepare his students for life outside the classroom. This week on Living As You, we explore principles of leadership, a process of building trust, and the importance of self-belief with the ND alum. Enjoy!
When was the last time you felt completely “in the zone?” What if I told you that you could intentionally achieve this state whenever you wanted. This week, we sat down with modeler and flow expert, John Lenhart, on the Living As You Podcast to discuss ways of entering flow state and the biological operating system of our brain. If you’re ready to get in the zone, it’s time to learn how to toggle between intentional focus and lack of control. Welcome to the flow!
When you walk into the arena of life, what tools do you carry? What mindset do you possess? This week, we sat down with current United States Tennis Association President & CEO, Katrina Adams to explore these questions on the “Living As You” Podcast. In our conversation, the former professional tennis player and author of the book “Own The Arena” shares her story of breaking barriers, learning from tournament losses, and remaining laser focused on life goals on & off the tennis court. Time to grab a bandana and prepare for battle!
When you think of the word “graceful,” who’s the first person that comes to mind? Gandhi? Mother Teresa? To speaker and writer, Jenn Drakes, grace and gratitude are two of the most powerful values each of us could embody. In this week’s interview, we sat down with the author of “Aladdin Carpets” and host of the podcast “One Life Fully Lived” to talk releasing comparisons, asking the deeper questions, and moving to your own beat. Who’s ready for the "G Squared" Attitude!
What does the universe sound like? Do our senses truly experience the full extent of reality? To Murray Hidary, music is the mystical tool that can allow each of us to more fully connect with the infinite universe. This week, we sat down with the entrepreneur, pianist, and composer to explore Zen teachings, broken hearts, and a quest for belonging. Despite the abilities our five senses, how much of our world have we actually never encountered? Tune in to find out.
How often do you think about hydration? What about the science behind consuming a glass of water? This week on Living As You, we explore the world of hydration with entrepreneur, researcher, and wellness advocate, John Sherwin. From physiological operating systems to the pure joy of creation, John shares the founding story behind his hydration company, Hydrant, and invites each of us into a daily friendship with our bodies. It’s time to grab some electrolytes and drink up!
Have you ever tried to view yourself in the 3rd person? What about objectively treat yourself as someone you’ve never met before? In this week’s “Living As You” conversation, we explore the idea of perspective and mindset shifts with comedian, film writer, and creative designer, Jennifer Jane. Between climbing mountains and baking cakes, the screen producer has made it her life goal to change the world through humor and kindness. Welcome to a discussion on releasing fears, crafting plans, and letting go of self-critical thoughts.
When you were a child, who inspired you? How did this person go on to shape your life and the decisions you've made? In Stan Wilcox’s view, each of us have the power and opportunity every day to serve the next generation of leaders, educators, and athletes. In this week’s “Living As You” podcast discussion, we sat down with the current Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the NCAA to talk cooperation between parties, preparation for the moments of infinite possibility, and myths of the NCAA. Welcome to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
In a world of great distraction and temptation, what keeps you rooted in your values? What is your life foundation built upon? This week on “Living As You,” we sit down with a Jesuit educator of 51 years and former President of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, John Gladstone. A graduate of Xavier University, John has built his life bedrock upon a loving family of 7 siblings and two wonderful parents. In our conversation today, we explore the importance of faith, the power of presence, and the compassion of the greatest servant leaders of our world.
Have you ever heard of shoe school? What about a company that was created around the sport of tennis? We recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with Ian Hamilton, a 26 year Board Chairman of US & Canada Sports Camps and 13 year Nike Global Director of Tennis Sports Marketing. Today’s Living As You episode breaks down Nike’s founding philosophies, Ian’s kidney transplant, and the fundamental idea that everyone has a story. Enjoy!
What aspect of your daily profession gives you joy? Is it the relationships? A particular opportunity? The chance to create? To human performance specialist, Chris Knerl, pursuing the things that we love is essential to finding purpose in life. Today on Living As You, we sit down with the former US Air Force Special Operations Human Performance Director and current Performance Manager at Howard Head Sports Medicine to discuss intentionality, building trust among colleagues, and living with grit. It's time for some epic sport science and personality.
What is your definition of the word, "home?" Is it a place? A country? A culture? To Carlos Homedes, a former Nike Global Vice President and travel extraordinaire, home is where each of our hearts exist. This week on Living As You, we share a conversation with the global leader and tennis champion on the power of travel, vulnerability, and connection across cultures. Despite physical separations by water or land, our desire to live, laugh, and experience life to the fullest transcends any border that could ever exist in our world today.
Do you remember the last time you truly laughed with joy? What is it about laughter that seems to make it the best medicine of all? In today’s Living As You episode, we sit down with hospital clown, international mime, and professional comedian, Albert Alter. After time with Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus, the performer has made it a lifelong goal to share humor and joy with every single person he encounters. Welcome to a story encapsulating the beautiful moments of grace and meaning that life offers us every day.
What if I told you that it wasn’t the type of adversity that defines each of us, but how we respond? Current WNBA Fever basketball star, Lauren Cox, would argue that challenges present one of the greatest opportunities to make an impact. We recently sat down with the Baylor graduate on “Living As You” to discuss her battle with Type 1 diabetes and the importance of bringing a fierce determination to the every day battles of life. It's time to use adversity as a launching pad to change this world for the better.
When was the last time you took a moment to reflect on the deeper questions of life? How much more impactful and purposeful did that make your personal experience on this Earth? This week on Living As You, we sat down with Holy Cross priest and scholarly theologian, Father Kevin Grove. From emphasizing the importance of taking leaps within a community to helping others find peace of mind amidst the uncertainty of life, Father Kevin has transformed his experiences at Cambridge and the University of Notre Dame into a concrete discernment of the deeper questions of life. Get ready for a deep dive into greatness!
Global Vietnamese peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh once famously said, “Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” To a similar figure of justice, Greg Carpinello, presence is cultivated by abundantly loving the moment right now. The Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Jesuit Volunteer Corps has embraced a life philosophy of discernment and has committed himself to helping others immerse themselves in faith-filled values. In a recent “Living As You” conversation, we had the privilege of sitting down with the avid marathoner to talk purpose, unity, and mindfully living a life of fulfillment.
How often do you think about the most vulnerable populations in this world? Perhaps the individuals living alongside of you, but in a completely different state of health, privilege, or circumstance? For the current Executive Director of Blanchet House, Scott Kerman, forgetting about these communities is not an option. The former Criminal Defense attorney and University of Portland professor is intent on restoring visibility to the most vulnerable of our community, especially those without shelter. Today’s Living As You episode encapsulates Scott’s mission to empower self-belief, support one another with unconditional compassion, and beyond all things, fight for the most vulnerable in our population.
When you think of changing the world, whose lives do you envision benefiting? Entrepreneur Mike Rubino is intent on impacting our local communities. The communication guru has made local communities a priority his entire life. From creating his own consulting firm, Impact Forward, to inspiring world leaders to engage more locally, Mike is on a mission to empower the communities that many people overlook. Get ready for an unreal “Living As You” conversation on perseverance, launching diversity, and shattering the mold of what’s possible.
As a human species, are we more similar or different? After 31 years as a Nike innovator, current entrepreneur and creator of the Tribella Aerator, Skip Lei, would contend that we’re more connected than we think, despite our perceived differences. In this week’s “Living As You” conversation, we sat down with the hilarious inventor to discuss the joy in living one’s unique life, the importance of establishing personal values, and the essence of resetting our moral compass. Think about your own compass. Where does it currently point?
How do you create change? When is the right time to act? Current Emergency Medical Technician, Patrick Bancke, would say that change starts when awareness speaks. The President of Nepal Medics has been enacting change for over 25 years in rural emergency medical services, cumulating in the creation of Nepal Medics. Whether it’s embracing the uncertainty of life or taking the time to forge personal relationships, Patrick has committed himself to taking every opportunity to empower communities across the globe. Change starts now. It begins with a single person. It starts with you.
What is a fundamental aspect of life that our human minds desire when battling a challenge? Control. Without this power in our hands, our rational minds cannot comprehend a future of doubt and uncertainty. But what if actually relinquishing control to the Universe was the very thing that allowed us to overcome our barriers? Today on “Living As You,” we sit down with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia, to discuss relinquishing this control, staying calm in the heart of battle, and the future of modern medicine. It’s time to lift the weight of the world off of our shoulders.
Ask yourself a single question, “Am I the same person in front of the camera as I am behind the scenes?” To many, this poses a difficult challenge - resisting the temptation to act differently depending on who’s watching. In Mike Nakajima’s experience, personal character is defined by a person's actions when nobody is watching. On today’s “Living As You” podcast episode, we sat down with the former Nike Director of Tennis Sports Marketing to talk relationships, integrity, and authenticity behind the curtain. You don't know who's watching when the spotlight isn't shining brightly...
Webster’s Dictionary defines purpose as “the aim or goal of a person.” How would you define it? Dr. Allison Barber would describe purpose as “taking it to the hoop” and paving the way for future generations. The Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and current CEO of the Indiana Fever has been taking it to the hoop for a long time. In today’s episode, we dive into her 8-career journey and the importance of adaptability & building competences. Who’s ready to slam it home?!
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When faced with a decision to confront extraordinary suffering, how do you respond? Do you turn away or do you embrace it? Dr. Fleet Maull chose to serve. Amidst a 14 year period of incarceration, the 2-time author and renowned speaker established an inward practice of mindfulness that has allowed him to positively impact thousands of lives to this day. On today’s “Living As You” episode, we break down Dr. Maull's story and the concepts of a mindful presence, absolute ownership, & never ever giving up…
How do you respond to rejection? To those who share judgement and hate as opposed to love? In Tina Sugandh’s playbook, the answer is not anger, but love & compassion. Today’s “Living As You” episode features the story of how the international Bollywood star & multi-faceted musician has embraced a life philosophy of living authentically and openly without listening to the haters. It’s time we put on the blinders and fearlessly live according to our own heart & values all while blocking out the "noise" around us...
When was the last time you shared a vulnerable conversation? A discussion that left you feeling fulfilled and grateful to have been fully heard? On today’s “Living As You” episode, we took a seat with a tremendous educator, passionate communicator, and authentic creator, Matt Williams, to explore the freeness of vulnerability, the benefits of authenticity, and essence of one-on-one encounters. It’s time to cultivate a space of vulnerability and allow you to experience the resulting freeness…
How many times have you thought something was impossible? What happened next? Did you forge ahead or give up hope? Today on “Living As You,” we sit down with Parisian Concierge, Louis Grenier, a fearless leader who has continually made it a habit of achieving what others have called “the impossible.” Whether establishing his own career path, employing a trusting faith, or attacking challenges with full effort, Louis breaks down his story and we explore his ability to “put the blinders on” when faced with mental barriers. Where’s there’s a will, there’s always a way…
Have you ever wondered why you feel so lethargic, anxious, and exhausted when you’re isolated from others? How does human connection physiologically affect our brains? In today’s “Living As You” episode, we sat down with neuroscientist & mental health pioneer, Dr. Nancy Michael, to break down the astonishing effect of relationships on our brains, emotions, and ability to deal with adversity. Exploring the concepts of resiliency, vulnerability, and brutal honesty, Dr. Michael details her remarkable journey towards finding fulfillment and the fundamental essence of “showing up” for one other…
When was the last time you felt peaceful? What were you doing? Who were you with? In a society plagued by constant distraction, stillness is becoming increasingly more difficult to find throughout day to day life. Recently, we sat down with entrepreneur and founder of the Inspiring Children Foundation, Ryan Wolfington, to talk contentment, following one’s intuition, & mindfulness. As Ryan shares, stillness is possible amidst any circumstance provided we tap into certain powerful tools…
What role can sports play in rewriting a broken system of racial inequity and systematic discrimination? How do we even begin to address such deep wounds and barriers? On this week’s episode of “Living As You,” we sat down with former semi-pro basketball star and current coach, Kris Briggs, to share a conversation about systematic racism and the importance of breaking down barriers through sports. In order to re-write a broken system, action starts with establishing personal connections and bridging the divide…
Think about the last time you opened a book or researched an interest simply for the enjoyment of learning. What was the topic? How did you feel? Today on "Living As You," we explore the concept of lifelong learning with entrepreneur & current World Boggle Champion, Justin Fleischmann. Get ready for a deep dive into the "default to do" mindset, the secret of teaching info to others, and the world of entrepreneurship.
How do you view your professional work? To James Connolly, it's about preparing superheroes to fly. And we aren't just talking about Nike pro athletes, Manny Pacquiao & Eliud Kipchoge. The former Senior Product Director of Training Footwear at Nike is referring to YOU when he uses this word. In this conversation on "Living As You," James shares multiple captivating stories touching upon the importance of pushing against the norm, establishing your truth, and courageously forging a path through a "petal to the metal" mindset. Superheroes, it's time to fly!
When was the last time you took a moment to stop to recognize a simple gift that you utilize on a daily basis? Running water, the toilet, a pillow, etc. In this "Living as You" interview, we sat down with Dr. Jim Peck - a general & trauma surgeon of 39 years - to capture the vivid & unforgettable experiences of providing medical care abroad. Whether diving into the remarkable gratitude of the hundreds of patients he treated daily or the essence of confident action, Jim's stories produce an impact that you won't forget.
To the 2-time Grand Slam Champion and Former World #1 Professional Tennis Player Jonathan Stark, the sport of tennis is a gift, not an identity. With 21 Professional titles and 11 years on the ATP professional tour, Jonathan is currently shaping the next generation of leaders through humility and empowerment. We sat down with Jonathan to dive into his life on tour, the benefits and drawbacks of a world increasingly favoring specialization, and the power of action over words…
A fitness expert, Broadway performer, & Bravo television star, Craig Ramsay is internationally known as the holistic celebrity fitness entertainer. On today’s “Living As You” episode, we sit down with Craig to learn about his keys to removing the ego, strengthening the connection between body & universe, and creating wholesome human boundaries. Craig is on a quest to help all humans achieve complete abundance and unlock their maximal physical & mental health...
Networking - the exchange of information & ideas among people within a common profession. How often have you viewed networking as a chore? Or a selfish practice? On today's episode of "Living As You," a networking myth is debunked, intangibles are shared to build even stronger social relationships, and an opportunity is presented to help you spread your reach to an even greater number of people.
As the great Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, once said, “Failure or shortcoming is the greatest opportunity to practice virtue." But is a shortcoming really a failure? On this episode of "Living As You," PQ shares personal experiences of how true gifts always emerge from the process of coming up short of the initial goal... an objective that we may think we want, but ultimately might not have been our calling to fulfill...
How would you characterize the quality of your sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Every day, millions of people struggle with one of the most important aspects of our lives... something we spend 1/3 of our life doing. In today's "Living As You" episode, PQ shares several enlightening tips for getting a good night's sleep along with a fundamental secret... sleep starts with routine
Arguably one of the greatest and most empowering tools on this Earth, self-confidence dictates how each of us live our life every single day. Confidence dictates our actions, thoughts, and abilities. Where do you currently stand with your self-confidence? In today's "Living As You" talk, PQ unveils a list of significant methods to increasing one's confidence. The ability to believe in one's self is the tool to unlocking one's full potential...
Have you ever faced an instance in which your desire to accomplish something actually impeded your ability to achieve that very goal? While our passion for achievement and our goals is fantastic, this drive can become crippling if left to become an intense obsession. Today's "Living As You" episode explores instances in which an "over-desire" to achieve can actually lead to overthinking, anxiety, and overwhelming fear... which results in the limitation of our abilities. Passion is the spark... but releasing control is the way...
Do you believe in hope? What about trust in the most desperate of situations? Does the "light" always exist? Today's "Living As You" episode features the story of one courageous individual and his remarkable journey of perseverance amidst incredible obstacles... a journey that has brought a lot of darkness, but one in which the light was never extinguished...
Why do our 27 human emotions occur? Do they randomly arise due to physiological variables or do deep unforeseen triggers bring them out? In Today's "Living As You" episode, PQ details the importance of introspectively examining the deeply woven stories that induce these emotions, particularly those of negativity, shame, and discordance. In understanding the root causes of certain emotions, we more easily can let go of past experiences that hold us back...
How often do you recognize the privileges you hold? Race, socioeconomic status, family stability, nationality, educational opportunities you've received, etc. Today's episode reflects on our torn world and current circumstances... a place where every voice is invaluable, yet not equally heard or answered. In order to eliminate systemic discrimination and change this world for the better, each of us MUST use our privilege to serve the millions that don't share the same advantages... #RIPGF
How often does appearance equate to performance? Does an Ivy League degree automatically mean intelligence? Does a fancy Porsche always represent well-earned wealth? Society tricks us into equating the two when a correlation doesn't always seem to be the case. Today's "Living As You" episode explores the connection between "looks" and performance - which one are you emphasizing more in your life?
We all know what it's like to feel inadequate alongside peers or colleagues who seemingly possess "more" in some degree - intellect, social skills, leadership expertise, etc. However, how much of these feelings of "unworthiness" stem from our own lack of satisfaction with our present self? Today's "Living As You" episode examines the phenomenon of human comparison and remarkable results that occur when gratitude enters the picture...
How often do we receive societal messages emphasizing the importance of quantity? "Bigger is better," more educational degrees, higher pay, greater portion size, huge cars, etc. It appears that society emphasizes quantity over quality. However, is this message correct? Today's "Living As You" talk explores this balance and the importance of personally deciding whether "quantity" or "quality" should be your focus in particular aspects of one's life. This is your decision... nobody else's.
Have you ever undertaken a mission to accomplish a goal but seemingly hit a significant hurdle after just a few days? What does this mean and how do you react? Give up or keep going? In today's "Living As You" episode, we explore the significance of this giant "wall" that perpetually arises in the pursuit of a goal. What if I told you that this barrier was not actually a "wall" but an incredible sign of greatness arising right around the corner...
Think about how easy it is to judge another person... especially someone with different looks, values, or beliefs than yourself. But what happens when we jump to such judgement and assign labels, as opposed to interacting with empathy? We forget that each person has a story. In today's "Living As You" episode, PQ details how although a person's life story isn't apparent in their appearance, their story is what ultimately shapes them. If we all remembered that each of us holds a beautiful life story of ups, downs, pain, and redemption, the world would shine a little brighter...
How do you look at a glass? Half full or half empty? Sometimes, all it takes is a shift of lens to change the world. How can you positively impact another person through a simple perspective change? Today's "Living as You" episode dives into the importance of maintaining perspective, especially in regards to societal issues or broken systems that don't always seem to "directly" affect you. Just because something isn't directly affecting your life or current situation doesn't meant it's not a significant issue...
What gives each of us life, fulfillment, and hope? Is it success? Money? Accomplishments? Perhaps. But what about relationships? Why does everyone, no matter their differences or uniqueness, find endless amounts of joy and purpose in the connections they currently hold? In today's "Living As You" episode, PQ shares the neuroscience behind our interactive and relationship-seeking brain. No matter if you consider yourself introverted or extraverted, connections are key to finding purpose on this Earth... especially in a time of adversity.
How often have you heard people quantify patience as a fixed trait? Something you either "have" or "don't have." In today's "Living as You" episode, PQ lays out the framework for cultivating this virtue, arguing that in order to enhance patience, we must undertake "intentional practice" and learn to recognize when these opportunities arise. In a slowed-down and socially distanced world, what better time to practice cultivating our patience than right now?
In a time of great uncertainty and doubt, adversity strikes every day. The world is changing. Decisions are happening. How can we best approach each moment? Keep it simple - Trust Yourself. Today's "Living As You" episode explores the power of self-trust and the "fake it till you make it" mindset. No matter the difficulty, we can overcome any challenge by trusting our hearts & attacking adversity with an attitude of swagger...
The world is at war with something many of us have never experienced. Now, more than ever, we must come together. During this period of uncertainty amidst quarantine, what is your purpose? It's human nature to close up and simply "get by" in a time like this. However, how can we still find purpose and fulfillment every day? It's time to look within and figure out how we can not just "survive" but actually become a greater servant to our neighbors and fellow human beings. Let's do this.
Of the 35,000 decisions you make on a daily basis, how many do you consciously think about? Why are some decisions seemingly so much harder to make than others? Today's episode shares insight on the constancy of decision making, the human struggle with decision paralysis, and the reality that only when we "make" decisions based on personal values do we achieve incredible peace of mind.
Life poses the hardest and most strenuous challenges to each of us every day. We all face challenges, especially at this moment in time. But... how are we going to react? How do we cope with these struggles? In this week's episode, PQ discusses our inability to control adversity but capacity to control our actions in response to the challenges. How do you react to adversity? And how can you make your default coping mechanisms more positive actions?
What is success? Power, money, or fame? Happiness or fulfillment? What about the achievement of a goal? The world gives us countless messages and definitions of success that seemingly contradict themselves. What does success mean to you? Today’s "Living As You" episode explores the multiple definitions of success and the notion that in the end, no one truly defines your success but YOU. It's your definition that matters...
How often have you heard individuals emphasize the importance of "giving" of yourself - taking the selfless approach to life in order to benefit others? But what about "receiving" the gifts of life? Accepting the generosity of other human beings? Today's "Living as You" talk breaks down the balance of "giving vs. receiving" and shares the importance of receiving the gifts of life with grace & acceptance. Many times, accepting another person's selflessness, kindness and generosity can be more difficult than giving it.
Have you ever felt stuck in a period of life dissatisfaction? These plateaus can easily give rise to the belief that the light is gone... that we'll exist in this state forever. However, the light never truly vanishes. In this "Living As You" episode, PQ paints a picture of such stagnant life stages and details the importance of retaining hope and believing that in the end, this stagnancy shall pass... that it's going to be ok.
What do the greatest leaders, pioneers, and shapers of this world share? The perseverance, tenacity, and “no quit” attitude when adversity strikes. But where does this will come from? Who has this ability? This week’s "Living As You" episode explores the concept of tenacity, highlighting the fact that we all have the ability to attack each challenge with this “no quit” attitude. Getting knocked down doesn’t define you… it's instead about how you respond...
If you knew that you were going to experience a challenge tomorrow, how would you feel? Would you look forward to this difficulty? Or would you try and avoid it? Life is full of challenges… However, we choose the lens in which to view these difficulties, the very experiences that some might call opportunities. This "Living As You" episode highlights the remarkable gifts that occur amidst challenges and the extraordinary effects of viewing them as opportunities rather than problems...
What baggage do you carry? What are you carrying with you - right now - that you've held onto for far too long? A grudge towards a friend? A negative self-image? A detrimental relationship? Whatever the baggage, it’s time to let go. This week’s "Living As You" talk explores the hidden baggage that we all carry and urges each one of us to give ourselves the permission & grace to fully release it...
Have you ever felt as though everyone around you seemed to have their social connections down… amazing friendships established… and people to share moments with all the time? Time and time again, it may appear as though there exists one “correct” way to make friendships or that everyone but you has figured it out. NOT true. This week’s "Living As You" episode explores the unique ways that we each build connections and the peace that follows when finally stop comparing ourselves to others...
How often are we faced with challenging situations? And how many times must we determine whether we view aspects of these situations as “right” or “wrong?” In this week's "Living As You" episode, PQ dives into the importance of establishing a set of values so as to allow each of us to clearly differentiate between right and wrong, courageously stand up for our personal beliefs, and stay grounded throughout life. A solid "bedrock" of values creates a firm ground for future challenges...
From the moment you wake up, you have a choice on how to live that day... Why will you do the things that you plan do? What is your motivation for each action? What is your "why?" In this episode, PQ challenges each of us to find a "why," our motivation for living and breathing on this Earth. Only when we find our "why" do we fully possess the hope and drive to push past any limitation & challenge that life throws at us...
How often have you heard others use the phrase "I'm too busy" or refer to "busyness" as the obstacle that's preventing them from living the life or engaging in the professional opportunity that they truly desire? What does "being busy" actually mean? In today's episode, we examine the gift of human choice and debunk the myth of "busyness." There is no such thing as busyness! Rather, life is all about priorities...
How often are you asked the questions, "What do you want to do in the world?" or "What are you passionate about?" And how often have you felt frustrated by the fact that you don't seem to know the answers to both questions? What if I told you that there is no one "perfect" job or profession for you... That you DON'T have to know what you want to do in the world. This week's "Living As You" talk explores the notion of a "calling," asserting that we aren't called to a single occupation... that each of us has the gifts, capabilities, and curiosity to excel at many professions in the world.
We all battle fear... fear of failure... fear of the unknown... fear of judgment. Fear is a feeling that arises in every single person on this Earth. However, what if we could overcome our fears? What if we could truly take ownership of these feelings and transform them into benefits rather than detrimental emotions? In this week's "Living As You" episode, PQ addresses the simple, but effective method for constructively dealing with our fears - (1) Acknowledge (2) Address (3) Attack...
What does it mean to truly "serve" another human being? How can we incorporate such service into our daily lives? In this "Living As You" episode, we examine the "service" mindset and the unbelievable results of adopting this selfless perspective of viewing the world. Simply by shifting our lens to another person's needs is the very action that will transform our lives...
Why do some human connections last a lifetime regardless of the quantity of time spent together? How do the strongest relationships actually form? In this "Living As You" episode, PQ breaks down the power of vulnerability and its essential role in creating the deepest of life's connections. Strong relationships begin with dropping down the "walls" and fully giving of yourself to another human being...
In a society that emphasizes body image & physical perfection to an incredibly harmful degree, how often have you felt consumed by this unrelenting pressure to "look a certain way" in the presence of others? In this episode, PQ challenges the unrealistic societal expectations and ultimately defines an "athlete" by inward characteristics as opposed to solely external features, arguing that every single person is an athlete when they fully embrace their own bodies, hearts, & minds...
How often have you felt overwhelmed or controlled by the amount of work that you seemingly need to "get done" in your life? When was the last time you truly allowed your curiosity to guide you? The week's "Living as You" talk takes a look at the results of suppressing our natural curiosity in a world of work, tasks, and constant busyness. Never forget that you have the choice between "existing" vs. truly "living"...
We've all been taught the importance of physical care in this world - eating well, sleeping regularly, exercising often, etc. However, when was the last time you thought about your mind? Or intentionally cared for your mental health? In this episode, PQ examines the life-changing benefits of mental care, arguing that only when we're mentally flourishing do we achieve full optimal health & success in all other areas of life.
How often have you felt external pressure to act like someone else, live in a certain manner, or adhere to a standard simply because it fit society's definition of normal? This "Living As You" episode challenges this societal "noise" and outside pressure to fit a mold, emphasizing that true fulfillment arises from believing there to be no "correct" way of living. Put the blinders on and live as you... not anyone else!
We've all heard people use the phrase "changing the world," but what does changing the world actually look like? Is it truly possible to create this change as one person? In this episode of "Living As You," PQ dives into the power of small actions and how the tiniest influences can have the greatest impact. Intentional action creates the ripple effect... which results in positive lasting change.
When was the last time you simply stopped to ponder the challenges of the people around you? How easy it can be look at the people around us and feel as though we are the only ones struggling with the challenges of life... but are we really truly alone? In this episode of "Living As You," we explore the falseness of this societal perception and expose the reality that every single person is struggling with something. You are not alone...