Peter Kozodoy is the author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use brutal honesty to achieve massive success.
But it didn’t start that way.
At 17, he was an Olympic-hopeful figure skater who was sure he would achieve his childhood dream of attending Harvard University.
By 18, he had missed both the Olympics and Harvard. He found his life spiraling out of control...until he finally discovered the power of brutal honesty, particularly when it comes to being honest with yourself.
From the depths of 2008, Peter and his business partner built an Inc. 5000 marketing agency that would go on to work with startups to the Fortune 500, and local car dealers to Warren Buffett. Peter’s tough lessons learned — in business, leadership, and entrepreneurship — have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post and more, He has shared his story at TEDx, CEO Clubs of America, Digital Book World, and many other conferences and corporations, spreading his mission to help leaders use brutal honesty to achieve massive success in business and life.
He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University (Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
In this episode, Peter and I discuss his new book Honest to Greatness and the importance of individuals, business owners, and members of the C suite in organizations all over the world to simply tell the truth.
Is your financial world in good order? It is no secret that unexpected and unplanned events can happen in our lives that can find us on rocky ground if we are not prepared. I had an informative conversation with Kimberly Guha, a financial advisor with UBS. We discussed the research that UBS has done on women and finances. Kim reviewed what the research revealed and gave us some advice, especially to women on what to do to take charge of their finances and future. And finally, Kim gave us some suggestions on how to deal with increased volatility that we are experiencing in the markets.
Kimberly is a financial advisor with UBS. She has her CFP®, CIMA® certification, and focuses on providing tax-aware investment solutions tailored to each of her client's individual financial goals. Prior to joining UBS, Kim was a Senior Tax Associate and CPA® at Lindsay and Brownell, LLP in San Diego, CA. Kim specialized in tax planning and analysis for small business owners, successful families, and nonprofit organizations. She is also the President of a local nonprofit called the Rwandan Orphans Project that focuses on providing education and emotional support to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Kim earned her B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, she holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, running, and practicing karate at a local studio where she lives in southern California.
Contact information: Kimberly Guha, CFP®, CIMA®
Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
Shelley F. Knight is a once upon a time nurse turned writer who provides an eclectic blend of clinical, holistic, and spiritual expertise in her specialist subjects of Positive Changes, Spirituality, and Grief. She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines.
Shelley holds a first-class degree in adult nursing, and post-graduate studies in Palliative Care and Life-Limiting Illness, Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cytotoxic Chemotherapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Also, Shelley holds a plethora of holistic and spiritual qualifications, including Transformational Regression Therapy, Spiritual Coaching, Spiritual Development Teacher, Holistic Diagnosis Skills, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Herbalism, and Dream Therapy. She is also an intuitive Tarot card reader, and intuitive Tarot coach, with gifts of clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyance, inherited from her ancestors.
Shelley is passionate about encouraging individuals on a transformational journey towards positive changes, particularly following times of loss in their life, be it the loss of a known and trusted way of life, or loss of a loved one. She has set up the Good Grief Northampton Death Cafe to provide a safe space for people to share their experiences of grief with others, and an accompanying Facebook page to support others beyond her home county of Northamptonshire.
A Seattle native, Emily is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, writer, and healing consultant/coach for horses and people. She is focused on optimizing whole body health through sustainable, simple strategies that fit into peoples’ lives. Emily currently lives outside of Boise with her cocker spaniel and horse. She has lived in 5 places in the last 10 years and is a personal development junkie, creator, and chronic optimist.
Emily shares her journey and wisdom as she traversed through the last 5 years battling Celiac Disease, acid reflux, several bouts of SIBO, Chronic Candida, and multiple infections related to toxins. She shares her core believes about health and wellness and explains that living each day with joy is how she defines success. I am sure you will appreciate her down to earth approach to taking personal responsibility for her life and health.
You can learn more about Emily at the following links:
Thought Catalog: https://thoughtcatalog.com/emily-dickson/
Instagram: @emilyclairedickson (best place to connect!)
Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work. Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity.
That formula is found in Nir's new book, The Creator Mindset, which has been translated into two languages. He was one of the youngest professors ever selected to teach graduate courses at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Also, he taught undergraduate courses at the University of California at Los Angeles.
He has worked on numerous albums, movies, and advertisements with famous actors and musicians ranging from Rod Stewart to Woody Harrelson. His work on creativity has won a Clio Award and was nominated for an Emmy.
Nir is the founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset LLC, a company that conducts workshops, consulting, coaching, and keynote speeches at conferences and corporate events. His clients include AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision, and JetBlue. Nir lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, young son, and two Bernedoodles named P-Paws and Waylon Jennings.
You can learn more about Nir at www.nirbashan.com
Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Sheryl set out to make a difference. Self-study, formal certifications, seminars, and finally taking on the role of Entrepreneur, Founder, CEO Teacher, Coach, and International Speaker
She works with some of the most common health challenges of our times dealing with stress, stress management, anxiety, mood & fatigue. Sheryl also works with food and body challenges, including weight management, wellness, binge eating, overeating, body image, stress relief, and various nutrition-related health concerns.
Nourishment Vitality offers online courses, workshops, and coaching programs that bring together the science of nutrition and psychology.
Sheryl and her team create sustainable, lasting healthy habits and lifestyles.
Have a look at the links below to access free downloads and to learn about online courses.
1) Free guides - a) breathing through stress b) living a better life one habit at a time c) power of gratitude
link - https://sherylputerman.com/free-download-guides/
2) Online course - How to stop stress eating https://sherylputerman.com/online-courses/healthy-and-balanced-eating-habits/features-and-benefits-stop-stress-eating/
Landing page for the online course - https://sherylputerman.com/landing-page/
ST Rappaport is Relationship Photographer, Creative Journal Expressive Arts Coach, founder of Genius Relationships, and host of the LifePix Relationships Podcast. After observing, listening, and connecting with so many couples, ST is on a mission to find out what makes relationships work and how they can become extraordinary and is here to help as many people as possible.
To get your free mini session go to LifePixRelationships.as.me
Are you stuck in a challenging situation?
Do you want to move forward in your life?
Do you want your relationship to be in a better place?
Take ST up on her complimentary 20-minute session by clicking on the link and scheduling a time to get some sound coaching.
ST's Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/lifepix-relationships-with-st-st-rappaport-ZQFvqN25XsP/
Jonathan Miller has spent hundreds of hours in deliberate communication practice and stretching himself outside of his comfort zone. He is a former program leader at Landmark Worldwide and is a Certified Professional Coach through Erickson Coaching International. He has done extensive training in Nonviolent Communication and is also a dedicated Vipassana meditation practitioner, having spent well over 2,000 hours meditating in the past few years. His coaching style is rigorous, compassionate, and highly action-oriented.
In this episode of the Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Podcast Jonathan talks about the causes of conflict, why people have such fear around conflict, and he offers tips to overcome any conflict challenge.
You can learn more about Jonathan at the following links:
Tough Talks Made Easy: https://bit.ly/ToughTalksMadeEasy
Mindful Communication Podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcast-863ccb8
Promo Code: BADASS50 for a special discounted one-on-one session with Jonathan
Common Questions around supplements: 1. Why is there so much confusion around supplements a. Conflicting, misquoted, or poor quality research– we must dig into the data! i. Vitamin E, alpha-d-tocopherol in isolation vs. in combination with d- gamma-tocopherol. ii. Beta-Carotene: smokers (accelerated DNA damage) vs. non-smokers, heavy alcohol drinkers (hepatotoxicity).
b. Each person is unique, and we have to put the data into the context of the complex person in front of us!
2. My friend’s trainer/friend/family member recommended x, should I take it also? 3. How do I know if a supplement is working or I’m taking a supplement, and I don’t notice a change? a. DOSE and TYPE matter! E.g., Magnesium glycinate, threonate, citrate, oxide b. Loading period: glucosamine + Chondroitin – 6 months until we see results. 4. Can’t I get everything through my diet? a. Food-system and growing inconsistencies b. High toxic burden c. Inconsistent dietary patterns or limited diversity 5. Can I take X and eat what I want? NO! You cannot out-supplement a bad diet! a. Progressions: add Turmeric, Ginger, Black pepper for general anti-inflammatory properties. Dealing with acute or chronic inflammation? Consider supplemental curcumin + BioPerine (both are active ingredients of turmeric & black pepper) at therapeutic dose. Again, we must consider the unique individual. Curcumin has blood-sugar-lowering properties. High doses may be contraindicated in specific populations.
Three main questions (and sub-questions) to ask yourself when thinking about supplements: 1. What is the goal/desired outcome you hope to gain from the supplement? a. Is this for general wellness or targeted nutritional therapy? b. What is the health status of the person, and are there any contraindications? 2. What is the appropriate type of supplement? a. Does the form of the supplement match the indicated use? Examples Magnesium, Curcumin, or zinc. b. Is this the most effective supplement to reach the desired outcome from question #1. c. Are there additional co-factors or considerations that need to be taken into account?
3. Is the dose and timeline for supplementation adequate to meet the desired outcome?
a. E.g., fish oil, Glucosamine + Chondroitin, and Vitamin C.
Guidelines for Supplementation: 1. Diet first! You cannot out supplement a bad diet.
2. Not all supplements are created equal
3. Dose matters
4. Consult a licensed professional
What Eating Plan is Best for You? Join Katie and me and learn about the various eating plans available and how to find out what is best for you.
1. 2020 Resolutions - reflect upon 2019 and any resolutions you may have set as asking yourself: what went well and why? What didn't and why? What can I do differently?
2. Diets: Before diving into specific diets, let's talk a little bit about how food serves us as individuals and why there is so much confusion about what to eat.
3. Now let's dive into specific diets Ketogenic Diet: High-fat diet, between 80-90% of calories coming from fat Intermittent Fasting: restricted periods of eating and fasting. Popular - time-restricted eating (16:8) or 5:2 diet Gluten-Free: complete elimination of gluten-containing foods like wheat, barley, rye. Plant-based: high consumption of plants based foods, e.g., vegetables, legumes, grains, etc. Diet may or may not contain animal products. Vegan: 100% plant-based diet. complete elimination of animal products. 4. Do you recommend or caution the use of any of these diets?
5. How does a person figure out what is the best diet for them, and what are some things that they should be looking out for? Any recommendation for specific age groups? What about weight loss?
1. Track your food and how it impacts your body. We need to create awareness about the choices we make and how they affect our bodies and our health. 2. You need to EAT to LOSE weight. If you starve your body, you will not build muscle. Your body will go into preservation mode and hold onto fat. 3. If something isn't working for you, STOP DOING it. Find something new. Be curious and ask questions. Be mindful of confirmation bias. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA is often stronger than science. Don't be afraid to follow the sources back to the original research.
Episode 2 - Functional Nutrition with Katie Mallison: In today's episode, Kate gives us some tips for the holidays. Have a look: Holiday Survival Guide:
1. What are your goals? Write out and check-in with them often.
2. Plan out your activities. Stay connected to how food makes you feel. Will the 3rd glass of wine leave you with a hangover, do you have a holiday run that you want to perform well on, etc.
3. Be as consistent as possible, but don’t over-stress. If you wake up and exercise, keep that routine.
4. Plan active time with family and friends.
a. Run group – create an activity or challenge.
b. Post dinner walk, morning yoga, flag football
c. FRESH Air
Dealing with Holiday Parties
1. Eat before you go
2. Bring a vegetable dish
3. Drink water, hot water, sparkling water with a splash of bitters
4. EAT Seated, EAT SLOW & Chew your food.
5. Be mindful of liquid calories and alcohol.
How about some tips for people who are traveling during the holidays?
1. Do your research and know where to shop and look up some healthy restaurants.
2. Pack some snacks
3. When you get to your destination, you do the shopping.
4. Stay hydrated
5. Perfection is a myth. Do your best.
6. Remember, the “wagon” is all in your head. You’re not falling off anything; take it one meal at a time and move on. You can learn more about Katie at www.thrivewellness365.com
Episode 1 - Katie Mallison: Keeping a Food Journal. In today's episode, Katie talks about the first step in getting to the bottom of creating an eating plan that works for you is to keep a food journal.
To learn more about Katie go to her website www.thrivewellness365.com
The food journal app that Katie recommends can be found here: www.cronometer.com
If you want the 3-Day Food Journal DM me.
If you have any questions for us, please leave them in the comments,, and we will be sure to respond to you.
It all started with a dream and a camera.
In 2013, Marji Guyler-Alaniz had just left her job in corporate agriculture and started a photo project titled FarmHer, capturing women working on the farm. She wasn't the only one interested in updating the image of agriculture and others began to follow the movement.
FarmHer quickly grew into a place where stories are shared and women are not only recognized but feel a sense of inspiration and community. Today the business consists of various entities, all shining a light on women in agriculture.
Super Bowl Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpZ0TGjbWE
Book Suggestion: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Blog Suggestion: The Lost Peacock Creamery www.lostpeacock.com
RFD-TV Stream link: RFDCC.com/farmherfan
Barbara Mazurek Season 1: https://farmher.com/blogs/farmhers-ranchhers/barbara-mazurek-episode-3-life-and-loss-in-utopia-texas
Adrian “Buckaroogirl” is a 20 something firecracker who is equally at home in the branding pen, ranch bronc or stage, who burst onto the western music scene at just 14 years old. Join me as Adrian and I talk about everything from her childhood to her new album and first book.
Ariana Luterman is 18 years old and a powerhouse triathlon athlete and philanthropist. In this podcast we talk about her start in the sport of triathlon as well as her being the founder of Team Ariana. The organization has raised over $150,000 in the past six years benefitting over 5000 homeless children, while inspiring thousands of other kids and adults to follow the Team Ariana mission – to live a healthy lifestyle, find a passion, pursue it, and give back to others in a personally meaningful way. You will enjoy listening to this vibrant and inspiring young lady.
Ten years ago Louis Boria had a dream about knitting that changed his life. His story is proof that if you follow your passion, regardless of what others may think, you will find success. Louis feels that no one should have a fear of doing what they love because of fear of judgment from others, or what others may think. He says that one of the best ‘side-effects’ of his knitting is that he is helping to break down barriers and expectations around gender roles. In this podcast, Louis and I talk about living life with passion, purpose, and freedom.
I first learned of Peony Vodka in the August 2016 issue of O Magazine. Peonies are my favorite flower so I was intrigued. As I researched more about the vodka I learned that it was the brainchild of Leslie Farhangi, a Stanford educated attorney who no longer enjoyed being a lawyer so she packed up and moved with her family to a 200-acre farm in the Hudson Valley. Peony Vodka is a subtly flavored spirit born in eastern Hudson Valley, New York. Drawing inspiration from Dutchess County’s varied landscape, sparkling meadows and rushing brooks, stone walls and inviting trails, Peony Vodka was created to celebrate country living. Three Meadows Spirits’ operations take place in a historic 18th-century house nestled on a 200-acre farm of hay fields, pastures, woods and luscious rows of peony flowers that burst into fragrant bloom each June.
Tara Butcher’s life changed forever on her drive home from a night out with her friends. Her story is a testament to her unflinching dedication and determination to live a life that she loves. A ten-day medically induced coma, hours of surgery, and the amputation of her left leg are only a few of the challenges that Tara had to overcome. This is Tara’s account of how she chose to view a life-threatening accident as a gift. This beautiful young woman generously shares sage advice about choosing happiness and the wisdom of living authentically.
Tara Butcher take-aways:
4:37 My life changing event
5:18 A car going 72 MPH hit me
5:56 My 10-day medically induced coma
6:45 My injuries
7:30 Waking up from the coma
8:45 My amazing medical team
10:10 The day I told my social worker to get out of my room
11:54 needs edited
12:22 8-weeks in the hospital…
More at: http://meetmeatthebarn.com/the-badass-soul-seeking-warrior-podcast-series-episode-2-tara-butcher
I read about Amberley Snyder in Cowgirl Magazine in April of 2016. The introductory line of the article said, “Amberley Snyder is a badass barrel racer who is also paralyzed from the waist down.” As I continued to read the article I was inspired by Amberley’s story of triumph over tragedy and I liked her spunky attitude about getting back in the saddle after a life-changing truck accident.
The Badass Warrior Podcast series was high on my list of things to create and Amberley’s story put that task into overdrive. A little over a year later I was thrilled to sit down with Amberley and learn more about her, her family, and what she felt made her a badass. You will be inspired by her story, so find a comfortable spot and sit down and listen to this young woman talk about her life and love of horses. And, when you think you are having a bad day, listen to this podcast again.
Amberley Snyder take-aways
6:26 First big rodeo win
7:57 A life-changing day
10:02 Getting back in the saddle