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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.
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Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitar phenom (http://www.kakiking.com/), Kaki King, has released 9 albums, performed on every continent, presented at the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met and created music for film and TV. In 2015 Kaki launched "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body," a groundbreaking multi-media performance integrating guitar and projected imagery synced to the music. What's even more incredible, Kaki King never intended for music to be her career. Her early years were spent playing in bands as a drummer, just for fun. And, her "big break" came in a way she never saw coming, or even tried to make happen. And, as with all of our Music in May episodes, be sure to stay until the end to hear Kaki perform live in-studio.Check out our offerings & partners: FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use my code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!
Alexia Vernon (https://alexiavernon.com/) is a transformational speaking and women’s leadership expert, coach and author who shows entrepreneurs, business leaders and change-makers how to develop the mindset and behaviors needed to walk into any room, or onto any stage, and speak with "moxie" - so they can radically (and positively) impact their audiences, businesses and communities. Now, branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, Vernon is the founder of The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator and Spotlight Speakers Collective and the author of Step Into Your Moxie, (https://amzn.to/2GbwPqz) a rally cry to amplify your voice, visibility and influence the world. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.DoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP. doordash.comMailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
Continuing with our special Music in May Thursday episodes, my guest today is Toronto-raised former elementary-school teacher turned MC, spoken-word artist, poet, and international bestselling author, Humble the Poet (http://humblethepoet.com/). In today's conversation, we explore not only Humble the Poet's journey from teaching to music, rap, video and spoken word, but also how his experience as the child of immigrants, being raised in the Sikh tradition and, in his words, not seeing anyone else in the music world who looked like him, shaped his lens on possibility, his stories and voice and values.In addition to his music, Humble also has a great new book out that distills 101 short and sweet insights for better living called UNLEARN (https://amzn.to/2Ytpb0B). And as with all of our Music in May episodes, Humble shares a musical offering at the end, this time in the form of a spoken word piece, so you want to be sure stick around for the whole conversation.Check out our offerings & partners: Noom: You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/GOODLIFESakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFEMailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
If you’ve heard the name of my guest today, Stedman Graham, there’s a good chance it’s been offered in the same sentence with his long-time partner in life, Oprah Winfrey. What’s not as often told is Stedman’s own, deeply-compelling personal journey. His path from small-town kid to pursuing a degree in education while simultaneously serving in the Army, playing basketball in the European leagues, then returning home to enter the world of business and giving back along the way. Stedman eventually founded and now serves as chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, (https://www.stedmangraham.com/) a management and marketing consulting firm. He's also written 11 books, including two New York Times best-sellers, and his most recent, Identity Leadership (https://amzn.to/2JE1sH0)Over the last two decades, Stedman Graham has become a noted expert in education and leadership development. He is fascinated by the exploration of identity, how we discover, validate then build our lives around our most essential selves, contribute to the world and become leaders from a place of deep personal alignment. In today’s conversation, we explore Stedman’s remarkable journey, his personal evolution and awakening and why he believes, with all his heart, that we need leaders more than ever, and why leadership is very much an inside game.Check out our offerings & partners: ButcherBox: For the Ultimate Barbecue Bundle absolutely FREE in your first ButcherBox PLUS $20 off, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter promo code GOODLIFESkillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFEZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD
Born in Memphis, spending summer months with his great aunt and uncle in a small west Texas town, while being raised in Washington, DC, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope (https://citizencope.com/welcome) grew up influenced by the production techniques of George Martin, Dr. Dre and Willie Mitchell while listening to everything from Willie Nelson, to John Lennon, Bob Marley, Outkast and A TribeCalled Quest.Cope has since built a decades-long career in the music industry on trusting his gut and following his muse, putting out albums under major labels, writing songs that've been recorded by the likes of Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow and others and eventually, taking back control to publish under his own label. And if his new album, ‘Heroin And Helicopters,’ is any indication, his instincts are sharper now than ever before.We explore this powerful journey in today's conversation. And, as with all of our special episodes this month, we end this deep-conversation with a moving, in-studio acoustic performance from his new album. Citizen Cope is on tour right now, so be sure to check out his latest album and maybe even see him at a show near you (https://citizencope.com/tour).Check out our offerings & partners: Honeybook: Right now, HoneyBook (https://www.honeybook.com/) is offering our listeners 50% off your first year with promo code GOODLIFE
Moving from New York to Los Angeles, LaRayia Gaston (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larayia/) was struck by the extreme poverty she saw in a part of the city known as skid row, and how close it was to extreme wealth. Raised to always lead with love and be of service, she could not turn away. While simultaneously launching and building her own design and branding agency, she founded Lunch On Me (LOM) (https://www.lunchonme.org/). The organization now redistributes organic food that would otherwise be discarded to people living on skid row six days a week, reaching 10,000 people a month.The story of this community, along with Gaston's time both helping, then living on skid row for 43 days, is the subject of a forthcoming documentary called 43 Days. You can learn more and help contribute to its production here (https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/43days).Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
Jimmie Vaughan started playing blues guitar when he was a kid and now, more than 5 decades later, he just never stopped. Growing up in Dallas in the 50 and 60s, Jimmie and his little brother, Stevie Ray used to spend their time listening to music and figuring out how to play it on guitar.By the time Jimmie was about 15, he’d already been getting paid to play in a band 6 nights a week and decided to strike out on his own, eventually landing in Austin, where he’d end up playing with legends like BB King, Eric Clapton and nearly every other blues legend, and eventually earn his own place a legendary blues player.Along the way, his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan would join him in Austin, carving his own iconic status in the world of blues. Tragically, Stevie lost his life in a helicopter crash, leaving Jimmie in what he calls his dark years, trying to carry on with music and life. He eventually emerged and has been a guiding light in the world of Blues for more than 50 years now. His new album, BABY, PLEASE COME HOME (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/), is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be.And, as with all of our very special music episodes this month, at the end, Jimmie plays a bit of guitar for us. This one was really special for me, because Jimmie didn’t have his guitar with him in the studio, but he gave me the great honor of playing the acoustic guitar I’d built with my own hands almost a year-to-the-day earlier. Jimmie is currently touring (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/jimmie-vaughan-tour-dates), so be sure to catch him on the road!***Check out our offerings & partners: What if you could discover your "Life’s Work DNA?" Turns out, we’ve all got a unique source-code for work that makes us come alive, I call this your Sparketype™. The more you express this "life’s work DNA," the richer your work and life becomes.So, have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE!It is 100% free. It takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
Jim Kwik (http://kwikbrain.com/) is the founder of Kwik Learning, host of the top-ranked Kwik Brain podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kwik-brain-with-jim-kwik/id1208024744), and a globally-acclaimed expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. This is pretty surprising, given that a brain injury left him learning-challenged and labeled the 'boy with the broken brain' as a child. He has since dedicated his life to helping others learn and live their brightest self through courses, keynotes, consulting and media.In today's conversation, we dive into his powerful journey of discovery and, in the latter half, Jim shares key ideas designed to help us all learn better and live bigger.Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE
Thrust into the world of presidential politics in her twenties, Laura Gassner Otting (https://lauragassnerotting.com/) found herself working in the White House, before a series of events led her to launch her own firm, and grew it into a powerhouse in the non-profit search world, then eventually sell the company to focus on her next act. Having worked at the highest levels of power and potential, she learned a ton about what truly makes people feel what she calls “limitless.” Her awakenings are distilled into a great new book, appropriately entitled, Limitless, which builds upon something she calls consonance. In this episode, we explore her remarkable journey. Check out our offerings & partners: Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE! At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
Growing up between New York City’s South Bronx and Queens in the 1970s, Rosanna Durruthy's  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmdurruthy/) family and home were often the place where everyone gathered, people from all walks of life had a place at the table. Now, the Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn, Durruthy works to bring all voices to the table and empower people with a sense of value, inclusion, equality and belonging. This conversation isn't just about work, though, it's about the power of being open, finding your own voice and power, valuing others and creating a sense of welcoming, compassion and understanding in our lives in the name of making it a richer place to be being a catalyst for change.Check out our offerings & partners: Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comDoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP.Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
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Comments (46)

Bee Stone

I don't know what the Times Sq pimp told him, but the PATH train was $1.50 in 2005.

May 5th
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Bridget Norton

I like the distinction between "calling" and "life purpose." It was helpful.

May 2nd
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I love everything about this episode. Brene Brown is just everything. One part of the conversation that really hit me had to do with leadership asking their employees to do things they aren't willing to do themselves. What I've come to understand is that business owners and managers expect employees to care more about the product or the company than THEY (the bosses) do. That's been my experience, at any rate, and it is so frustrating. Another thing that hit me is us as parents asking our kids to be stronger than we are -- standing up to others, disregarding public opinion, self-image, etc. I've never correlated all these ideas as related and similar and even hypocritical. What a mind-blowing episode! I've got a lot to chew on... thanks!

Apr 16th
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Fatemeh Backtash

very interesting

Feb 26th
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Marylou Cate

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Feb 1st
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Susan Suzy

people are never just one thing or another. I identify with each one of these 10 sparketypes. It's people who are clearly 70% or more of only one that can easily identify their primary driving factor and fulfill their purpose in life. It's not so easy when you're all of the above.

Jan 28th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Kanan Gole

There's a lot about accountability here, which is really important, but what are your thoughts on dealing with the guilt that we feel when we miss a couple of days or don't make the progress that we intended/planned? I feel this to be my biggest obstacle, the guilt trip that I go on when something isn't happening as it was intended. Sometimes the guilt is enough to sabotage the project itself, because it is always, for me, associated with feelings of low self worth. Thoughts?

Jan 7th
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anyango oloo

successful success scafolding!

Jan 4th
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Praaf Rams

What a beautiful episode

Dec 24th
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JIC Wilton

Toni?

Dec 10th
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JIC Wilton

wow

Dec 10th
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jacob come

👍

Nov 27th
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Joao Machado

traci

Nov 18th
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Crystal's Whole Health

This was a great episode! I suffer with social anxiety, and many people misunderstand me & think I'm not interested in making friends or being social. Often, I just don't know where to begin the conversation.

Nov 13th
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Chanpreet Singh

A wonderful episode. :)

Oct 1st
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Derek Donham

um could I speak with you about my moment of transformation 7576501482

Sep 27th
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Derek Donham

would love to talk to you on podcast about my part in my deep life 7576501482

Sep 27th
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JIC Wilton

Derek Donham ?

Dec 10th
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sekuma peter

am really impressed by this podcast, it's focus on a finding what a good life is, awesome

Aug 29th
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johnnski111

♥️♥️♥️

Aug 11th
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