Living his life with a passion for helping people, Dustin Gruss knows that sometimes to succeed people have to be led by those who have done it before. In the Step Up to Greatness Podcast, Gruss completes interviews with people who inspire and do inspiring things, encouraging people to move forward in life and become the best versions of themselves. "Keep moving forward and step up to greatness. "
As you look back on moments in your life, do you feel like you missed opportunities? Do you feel like you weren't as focused as you needed to be? Do you think you would be living a different life had you seized the opportunities?
In this episode I share with you tips and tricks on how to stay focused and in tune with what's around you so you can seize the opportunities and transform your life.
Do you spend a lot of your time pretending to be somebody you're not? Doesn't that drain your energy and your soul? In this podcast episode, I talk about the importance of being authentic and give you values, ideas and practices to follow to protect your authenticity. You want to make sure the people in your life know the real, authentic YOU.
As a bonus, if you visit this "How to be Authentic" episode at my website, www.stepuptogreatness.com, you can download a page of affirmations that go along with this episode, titled,"I am Authentically, me" for you to review and reflect on as often as you wish to stay grounded in the real you.
Yea, 2020 has been messed up and we've gotten comfortable with sitting in our house all day in our pj's. But it is time to get moving again and create the life you really want for yourself. And a big part of that, believe it or not, is your clothes. In this episode I discuss how your clothes can affect your mood, how people view you and even your health and fitness.
Does using the internet control much of your time, energy and emotions? In the midst of a current personal social media hiatus, I made some discoveries and have strategies to help curb your usage and the negative aspects too much internet can have on your life.
Yes, life and society as we know it has been altered over the last 4 months plus, but were you wasting valuable time before then? Are you wasting good years of your life now? In this episode I go over 8 signs that you are wasting precious time in your life and some simple solutions to fix them.
Music has long been a bridge that connects athletes to big moments as it increases their adrenaline, confidence and focus. If it works for the athletes, don't you think it can work for us and our daunting tasks?
Let's face it, 2020 hasn't been what any of us have expected. But we still got the second half of the year to transform our lives and the lives of others. I share with you some strategies to do just that.
As many COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we return to society, some of us do so a little heavier with what is being referred to as "The Quarantine 15." With summer here you may be looking to quick shed some of that extra weight, but do you want a quick fix or something sustainable, long term? In this episode I discuss the suggestions I usually make with my training clients.
With so much divisiveness in our country we are continuing to push ourselves further apart because we are not thinking before we speak nor are we taking the time to talk and listen to other people's perspectives. As a country we need to educate ourselves, come together and speak up.
Are you letting the unknown keep you from living your life to the fullest? Are you stuck in place, worried that if you do anything the worst possible thing will happen? It is time to shift that fear into excitement and live your life.
As our leaders have to make continuous difficult decisions regarding our safety and the economy, you might be faced with decisions of your own, COVID related or not. This episode is all about the things you should factor in when it comes to making a big decision in life.
No, we're not talking telephones here. This episode is all about setting and upholding boundaries in order to not stretch yourself too thin and become the best version of yourself by pursuing the things that are important to you.
"The reasons why we struggle with insecurity is we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." -Steven Furtick
Do you wish you were more like someone else or wish you had their life? STOP. IT. NOW. In this podcast episode I discuss the importance of realizing your own self-worth and living your life by avoiding comparison.
Have you been overwhelmed with things going on in your life? Do you feel like you don't get to do things that you enjoy? Do you even know what brings you joy anymore? In this episode I share an activity with you that will help you zero in on the person you are now and the things that bring you joy.
As we go through the ups and downs of life one of the most important things to have to help us along the way are meaningful relationships. In this episode I discuss ways to make new friends as well as ways to nurture our friendships.
Do you struggle to get the quantity or quality rest you need each night in order for you to function at an optimal level the next day? Do you stay up late watching the minutes on the clock pass, worrying about how rough tomorrow is going to be if you don't fall asleep, NOW? In this episode I share with you some tips and tricks on how to fall asleep sooner and get the quality rest you need.
In the second part of this two-part episode, former client, real estate powerhouse and healthy lifestyle enthusiast, Jake Glatz, comes by to tell us about his healthy lifestyle transformation. We discuss how he overcame his fear of joining a gym, hiring a trainer and how everything since has led him to be the health conscious person he is. Want proof? Check out his transformation photos!
It's a special treat when one of your past clients moves on to do great things and returns to talk about it. That is the case with this two-part episode when former client, real estate powerhouse and healthy lifestyle enthusiast, Jake Glatz, comes by to talk about life, real estate and setting yourself up financially for the home and lifestyle you want in this first episode.
Tune in for Part 2 when we talk about how he transformed his health and way of thinking when he overcame his fear and hired a trainer.
Jake is one half of a dynamic duo, Jake+Yub, operating out of Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in Real Estate, Lifestyle and more. Visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakeplusyub
Does fear mess with your mind and lead you to experience the feeling of what's known as, "imposter syndrome?" In this episode I give you some quick tips and tricks to help you detect and overcome those negative thoughts.
Realizing I had mentioned utilizing some form of journaling or another in multiple conversations over the last week, thought it made sense to talk about it here. In this episode I reference the purpose of a food journal and a gratitude journal.
In this episode I discuss several topics relevant to working towards the person you want to become that are brought up in Eric Thomas' book, "Greatness is Upon You." I help you decipher the difference between reputation and character, as well as how to tell if you're playing "the victim."
We can all be guilty of taking too much on because we don't want to disappoint people, often putting our life on hold. In this episode, I share with you polite ways to say no to people without feeling bad about it so you can stay true to your priorities. To make '20 more productive, turn it on it's side and say "No."
In this first interview episode of 2020, Dustin interviews Jamole Callahan who is a trainer, motivational speaker, foster care advocate and hat wearer of many other sorts. After spending time growing up in the foster system himself, Jamole has spent most of his adult life working to protect and give a voice to the kids in the foster system. He's even been a major catalyst for a bill that's to be voted on to provide housing for kids that age out of the foster system.
In this episode Dustin interviews his first guest for the second time, Jonathan Dunn, catching up on all that he's been up to with The Dream Manager Program since their first interview back in the start of 2018. They also discuss current and future endeavors of Dunn's including a YouTube channel and a book.
In this episode Dustin Gruss, THE Greatness Facilitator, talks about the importance of feeling the emotions we experience versus being sheltered or stuffing our own feelings down. Dustin also provides an exercise to help process our feelings, using a tool provided by "101 Tools Life Coaches Use."
Intro and Outro is "My Stress" performed by NF, off his 2019 album, "The Search"
In this episode, Dustin Gruss, THE Greatness Facilitator, interviews Kris McGuigan, THE Top Resume Writer in Cleveland who is also a Career Coach and is expanding her reach into the corporate world and covering more of the country. Hear how McGuigan's upbringing played into her career path, how she discovered her passion and how she came back to it after having put it on pause for other life events. McGuigan and Gruss also share a few stories and McGuigan shares some advice and where you can find more information about her company, Professional Courage.
In this episode of the SU2G Podcast, THE Greatness Facilitator, Dustin Gruss, interviews another old friend from his high school days that has moved on to big things, Jasmine McCarthy. McCarthy talks about how her upbringing helped her develop the drive that led her to be an entrepreneur and owner of 2 successful businesses today. She also has great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Listen to Jasmine's story and her advice here.
In this episode of the SU2G Podcast, Dustin reminisces and speaks with Cleveland morning radio show host of "The Jon Cupo Show," Jon Cupo. Cupo has spent a good part of just over the last decade moving all over the country, chasing his dreams of hosting a prominent radio show and has used his various platforms to not only entertain, but to help lift up others. Cupo has been doing so all while fighting his own daily battle with a highly severe diagnosis of bipolar disorder. They discuss his battle, why he does what he does and how he uses those opportunities to overcome his days of struggle to brighten the days of others.
In this episode, Dustin speaks with Timothy Beidleman about his upbringing and how he found his faith, how his faith affects his work now and about his book, "Love and Affliction" which Beidleman had just published on Amazon.
In this episode, Dustin breaks from the norm of interviewing others and instead shares a recent experience and the lessons he learned by NOT winning a speech competition he was confident he was going to win.
Intro and outro song belong to Switchfoot, "Live it Well(Acoustic)"
SU2G: Step Up To Greatness Podcast Episode 1, Interview with Dream Manager, Jonathan Dunn. In this first episode Dustin interviews his good friend and mentor who encouraged Dustin to make a major change in his life 4 years ago and is now leading others to their dreams. The two discuss Dunn's upbringing, his faith and what brought him to where he is/ what he's doing now as a Certified Dream Manager.
SU2G: Step Up To Greatness Podcast episode 2 interview with personal trainer and writer Drew Mitchell. I'm this episode Dustin interviews his first trainer, Drew Mitchell, about his faith, His experience in the fitness industry and his aspirations as a writer who wants to see his self-published books turned into movies.