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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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Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior personal finance correspondent, appears regularly on the syndicated program On the Money and Public Television's Nightly Business Report, as well as NBC's TODAY and NBC Nightly News. Her book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards. Epperson was the first woman of color to report on the commodities markets, a highly-successful reporter and professor at Columbia when she suffered a brain aneurysm that nearly took her life, then led to a years-long recovery and a new lens on how she wanted to live, work, play, love and make meaning.You can find Sharon Epperson at: Instagram | Website | TwitterCheck out our offerings & partners: thredUp: Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/goodlifeImperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/goodlife now through February 16th you’ll get $10 off your next FOUR orders --that’s a total of $40 off.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Kamal Ravikant has meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, cofounded several tech-companies and a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley and written numerous books. But one of the hardest and most transformative thing he's ever done is learn to love himself. And, it hasn't come easily. The path there brought him to his knees before he could rise back into his heart. Kamal details this journey in his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It.You can find Kamal Ravikant at: Instagram | Website | TwitterCheck out our offerings & partners: Audible: Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit audible.com/goodlife or text goodlife to 500-500.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Samantha Power served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. In this role, Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated sanctions against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, helped introduce laws to cripple terrorist finance networks, and supported President Obama’s actions to end the Ebola crisis. Called by Forbes “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy” when it named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Power has also been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. Her new book is The Education of an Idealist.You can find Ambassador Samantha Power at: Instagram | Website | TwitterCheck out our offerings & partners:Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.comPeloton: Try it for yourself. Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and get $100 off accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and use promo code GOODLIFEHave you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
What if your work could make you come alive? What if it could fill you with meaning, purpose, and excitement like you're fully accessing and expressing all parts of yourself and stepping into your fullest potential? Like you're doing the thing you're here to do. We call this state being "sparked." The first step isn't about big, painful or disruptive change. It's about knowing yourself better, discovering your unique imprint for work that makes you come alive - your Sparketype®.In today's episode, we're taking you deep into the world of the Sparketypes and exploring how to discover yours, then tap it to reimagine and redesign the way you contribute to the world, whether it's the thing you get paid for, the thing you do because you're called to it, the thing you do on the side or some blend, on a quest to get as close as you can, or at least a lot closer than you are now, to this feeling of aliveness.Also - today is the third and final installment in our 3-episode Good Life Launch Pack. The first one - To Succeed at Anything, Do This (Jan 2 episode) - focused on accomplishing big things. The second - How to Live a Good Life (Jan 9 episode) - well that's kinda self-explanatory. And, today, it's all about sparking your work. Be sure to download them and listen to all three, they work together in a sort of force-multiplier way to help set up this year as your best ever. After this week, we’ll deliver you back into our twice-weekly conversations with awesome humans. Check out our offerings & partners: Mint Mobile: To get your new wireless plan for just $15/month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to mintmobile.com/goodlifeSun Basket is offering $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/GOODLIFE and enter promo code GOODLIFE at checkout.Imperfect Foods: Go to imperfectfoods.com/goodlife now through February 16th you’ll get $10 off your next FOUR orders --that’s a total of $40 off.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan is a distinguished scientist, astronaut, leader and teacher. She was one of the first six women to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and is the first American woman to walk in space. Sullivan flew on three space shuttle missions during her 15-year NASA tenure, including the 1990 mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope.She has also been recognized as one of the 46 distinguished First Women by Time Magazine, the 15 Women Changing the World by the World Economic Forum, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People and is the author of the children’s book To the Stars! and Handprints on Hubble, An Astronaut’s Story of Invention. And, funny enough, she began her career studying not the reach of space, but the depths of the ocean.Check out our offerings & partners: Peloton: Try it for yourself. Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and get $100 off accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and use promo code GOODLIFE Allbirds shoes are made from natural materials. That means less of the bad stuff, and more of the good stuff. Find your perfect pair today at Allbirds.comHave you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
How to Live a Good Life

How to Live a Good Life

2020-01-0901:24:5020

What is a good life and how do we live it? In today's special episode, Jonathan Fields debunks the three Good Life Lies, then shares a simple, yet powerful model - the Good Life Buckets - that'll help you begin crafting and living your best life. Not someday, but today. For a much more in-depth look at the Good Life Buckets, along with 10 specific ways to fill each, check out Jonathan's book How to Live a Good Life.SPECIAL ALERT: This is the second installment in our 3-episode "Good Life Launch Pack." Last Thursday, in our episode entitled "To Succeed at Anything, Do This," we shared a game-changing achievement framework designed to help you accomplish big, meaningful goals, dreams and visions. If you haven't yet listened, check it out once you're done with this episode. We've actually learned that last week's episode did not load properly into many people's podcast apps, so if you didn't see this, be sure to go back into the show's main page and download it.And, be sure to subscribe so you don't miss next week's final Good Life Launch Pack installment, which will focus on how to reclaim and reimagine your work as a source of meaning, joy, potential, and expression. Translation - how to find, do or create work that makes you come alive! Check out our offerings & partners: Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlifeGrove: For a limited time, go to Grove.co/GOODLIFE to get a FREE FIVE PIECE Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove - a $30 valueZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOODHave you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Acclaimed musician, composer and creative visionary, Ben Folds, has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes mega-hit pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and countless collaborations. He currently serves as the first-ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Ben's first book “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” is a story-driven meditation on art, life, and music.You can find Ben Folds at: Instagram | WebsiteCheck out our offerings & partners: threadUp: Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/goodlifeZipRecruiter: Try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter.com/goodHave you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals, alone, will not get you where you want to go. Nor will willpower. Success at anything truly meaningful is about something bigger. Today’s show and, in fact, the first three Thursday episodes of the year are going to be very different. Instead of deep-dive conversations with guests, it’s just going to be Jonathan, going deep into three key topics.Today’s immersion is all about how to find success accomplishing big, meaningful things. There’ll be a ton of myth-busting and you'll learn something called Success Scaffolding™, a unique approach to making big things happen, especially things you’ve tried and failed at many times before. We’ve shared Success Scaffolding before, but over the years, we keep refining it and making it better and better. So, you’ll want to give this episode a listen with fresh ears even if you've listened to past episodes about it, because there are a bunch of new insights, changes and additions. You may also want to open your "notes" app to take notes. Or, if you'd like a detailed, one-page PDF mind-map of the entire updated 2020 version of the Success Scaffolding framework, be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates. we'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch.Check out our offerings & partners: How to Live a Good Life is a practical and provocative modern-day manual for a life well-lived. Drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and Jonathan Fields' years-long quest to learn at the feet of world-renowned masters from nearly every tradition, this book offers a simple, yet stunningly powerful tool for life.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Geneen Roth is a New York Times bestselling author of books like When Food Is Love and Women Food and God, has taught groundbreaking workshops for over 30 years, been featured on Oprah, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, The View and beyond. Her latest book, This Messy Magnificent Life, invites us to stand in our own imperfection, to allow space to feel loved and whole and good, and reclaim a sense of agency and expansion over our bodies, lives, relationships and power at a time when too many feel a lack of control and contraction. This “Best Of,” is a powerful prompt to explore how to move beyond our past to build lives that reflect our inherent power in the year that awaits us.You can find Geneen Roth at: Website | Instagram | FacebookCheck out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: Discover proven quality sleep. Save $400 for a limited time, only at a Sleep Number®store or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEHave you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Dr. Frank Lipman, a pioneer in both integrative and functional medicine, the founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, and a New York Times best-selling author. Drawing from his book, How to Be Well, in this week's "Best Of" episode, we dive into Lipman's "Good Medicine Mandala" and six pillars of health with specific, often contrarian advice on everything from fasting and fat to sleep and sunshine.You can find Dr. Frank Lipman at: Personal website | Eleven ElevenCheck out our offerings & partners: Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Mira Jacob is an author, illustrator, contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, BuzzFeed, Shondaland and many others, and writing professor at The New School and Randolph College. Her latest book, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, takes you on a funny, wise, provocative and profoundly eye-opening journey about her life growing up with Indian parents in New Mexico, marrying a white, Jewish man and raising a biracial son in a world where love, fear, rage, and identity often dance together in deeply complicated ways.You can find Mira Jacob at: Instagram | Website | FacebookCheck out our offerings & partners: Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
The first transgender man to box in Madison Square Garden, Thomas Page McBee is an author, journalist, and television writer who explores the intersection of gender, culture, identity, and masculinity. His latest book, Amateur, shares the powerful story that led him from the keyboard to the boxing ring and back again.You can find Thomas Page McBee at: Instagram | WebsiteCheck out our offerings & partners: Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE.Audible: Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price. Visit audible.com/GOODLIFE or text GOODLIFE to 500-500.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Sophia Chang is a force to be reckoned with. A soft-spoken French-lit major in college and the child of Korean immigrants raised in Vancouver, when she first heard "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five everything changed. Taken by the mix of urgency, anger, and pride that was hip-hop in the 80s and 90s, Sophia rerouted her life to New York, quickly becoming a fixture in the music industry and hip-hop scene, and finding fast-family with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan.Over the years, Chang would end up not just a member of the Wu-Tang family, but also manage a number of the group's individual members, as well as other legends including A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. In 1995, she left the music business to train kung fu and manage a 34th Generation Shaolin monk, who would later become her partner and father of her two children, before returning to music. Now, after decades of being the force behind other amazing artists' stories, she's finally telling her own story in her breakout audiobook, The Baddest Bitch in the Room.Check out our offerings & partners: Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL.Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Tech-founder turned filmmaker, Tarek Mounib, had a crazy thought: what would happen if you brought together people from two radically different cultures, often presented by politicians and media as mutually hostile, to get to know each other in an intimate setting, as human beings…then filmed it all, then hoped for the best?That’s exactly what he did in his cultural-experiment turned documentary, Free Trip to Egypt. Mounib traveled the U.S. where he'd eventually bring together a group of Americans fearful of Islam, but willing to confront their own feelings and assumptions, for an all-expense-paid trip to Egypt, where they would spend their days with Egyptian counterparts. What happened next was more than Tarek could have ever hoped for — a remarkable sojourn of revelation, self-discovery connection for the participants, the filmmakers, and the viewer alike. And Tarek’s just getting started. Join us today to hear the fascinating background story of his work and his new project, the #PledgeToListen campaign.Check out our offerings & partners: Nimble: Get 25% off your first Nimble order! Just head over to gonimble.com/GOODLIFE and enter code GOODLIFE at checkout.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Marin Hinkle plays matriarch, Rose Weissman, on the Amazon Original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just released its third season. You may also recognize Hinkle from her long-running role as Judith on Two and a Half Men, and so many other contributions in theater, TV, and film. We’re huge fans of Marin, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the entire ensemble cast. As we sat down with her in the studio, we discovered not just an incredible actor, but also someone who radiates kindness, warmth, and generosity of spirit, someone who is beautifully open, someone who left us feeling like we’d just spent time with an old friend. In today's conversation, we explored Hinkle's time growing up outside Boston, her love of the ocean and devotion to ballet in the early days that, after an injury, created the space for acting to emerge while at Brown and take center stage. We talk about the people who’ve touched down and served as teachers and mentors and explore candidly the tough decisions that came along the way as she stepped into the business of acting, the many learnings and how family began to take more of the spotlight over time. Marin also shares her very human experience with pain and how her time on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became not just a job for her, but also a source of awakening and discovery, peace and ease.Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!Uncommon Goods: Go to UncommonGoods.com/goodlife to receive $5 off your first purchase.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
From the moment he drove his classmates into a screaming frenzy with a coin trick at age 9, Nate Staniforth has been hooked on creating experiences that awe. Now a professional magician, writer, YouTube creator, and author of Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World, Nate has also co-starred in the Discovery Channel's international hit TV series Breaking Magic.Today, he tells us about the road of self-described discipleship that brought him there — including the moment he walked offstage in the middle of a performance and nearly burned it all to the ground. We also get into the background process of writing his book, riff on notions of success and knowing when something’s good enough, how vanishing into India profoundly changed his trajectory, and we get Nate's take on finding goodness and wonder in a world that often seems to have lost them.Check out our offerings & partners: Mejuri: Go to mejuri.com/goodlife for free shipping on orders over $100.Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE.Uncommon Goods: Go to UncommonGoods.com/goodlife to receive $5 off your first purchase.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Life In Seasons | Kate Fagan

Life In Seasons | Kate Fagan

2019-12-0301:14:051

Former ESPN on-air personality, writer and New York Times bestselling author of What Made Maddy Run, Kate Fagan, has lived many seasons. A fiercely-competitive athlete as a kid playing pick-up basketball alongside her dad (and dominating on the court), she went on to play Division 1 ball for C.U. Boulder, before turning pro. But writing kept calling her back, Fagan eventually stepped out of the limelight of the court, began to write and just never stopped.Her first book shared Kate's coming story. Her second, What Made Maddy Run, is a revealing look at the sometimes crushing weight we so often place on young adults in the spotlight (and they place on themselves), and what we might do to make things better. Along the way, Kate also fell in love, got married, and more recently, has been navigating the news and reality of her lifelong basketball partner, her dad, being diagnosed with ALS. Kate has so much to share about the importance of showing up for those you love, the thousands of tiny decisions that can change a life, the intersection between media, women's athletics and fans, and the power of valuing your own compass throughout it all.Check out our offerings & partners: Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL.Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.comFour Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Lisa Congdon is an acclaimed illustrator, author, speaker, and teacher, known for her colorful graphic drawings and hand lettering, her many books, strong voice on social issues and lens on earning a living in the arts. She has worked with everyone from Comme des Garçons, Crate and Barrel, and Facebook, to MoMA, REI, and Harvard University and so many others. Lisa's most recent book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic, explores a path to finding and honing your artistic voice.In today's conversation, we explore the back-story on the events that led to her career taking off in 2016, how she learned to kick the scarcity habit and the shifts that helped her develop her distinctive, deeply personal voice. We also dive deep into the essential elements of artistic voice, what it means to live and work as a whole human being "in the arena", talk about hitting the sweet spot between artistic expression and commercial viability, and get a sneak peek into what Lisa's got coming up next.Check out our offerings & partners: Dog Tales Podcast: Parcast Network’s endearing new podcast, Dog Tales, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Visit Parcast.com/dogtales, or search for DOG TALES in the Spotify app and listen free today!Verishop: ShopVerishop for the fastest free shipping out there. New Verishop customers can take 15% off the first purchase. Just go to Verishop.com/GOODLIFE and use code, GOODLIFE.Mejuri: Go to mejuri.com/goodlife for free shipping on orders over $100.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
Teaching self-defense to young women in her late twenties, Rosalind Wiseman saw a world she never expected; one where girls and young women would destroy each other. Not physically, but emotionally and socially. And, it wasn't okay with her. So, she stepped in, started to listen - really listen - not to adults, but to the young women, then all kids, and began to build coalitions in an effort to create better ways to be with each other. That eventually led her to write Queen Bees and Wannabees, a book that stormed onto the scene, rattled people to their core and started not just a conversation, but a global movement.Wiseman has since devoted herself to helping communities shift the way we think about children and teens' emotional and physical wellbeing. Through her teaching, speaking, curricula which is now taught in schools around the world, and media appearances on relational aggression, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she works with educators, parents, children, and teens to help them navigate the power dynamics that influence their lives and relationships. Seeking to scale the impact of her work to more people, she recently launched Cultures of Dignity, an organization that helps adults in positions of power support the children around them. But the journey has not been easy. And, we cover the highs, lows and in-betweens in today's conversation.Check out our offerings & partners: Sleep Number: During the Ultimate Sleep Number Event, save an incredible 50% on the Sleep Number 360® Limited Edition smart bed. For a limited time, only at a Sleep Number® store or sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFEBoll & Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com with promo code GOODLIFEFour Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout.Enstrom: Shop Enstrom toffee and other sweet treats at Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE and receive up to 20% off your first order using promo code GOODLIFE.Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
When a stranger thanks Kyle Carpenter for his service as a U.S. Marine, his automatic reply is, "you are worth it." Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2009, he served for more than a year in Helmand Province, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, when he and his fellow Marines came under attack. In an act of extraordinary sacrifice, Carpenter threw himself on a grenade to save those around him. Regaining consciousness briefly and realizing the extent of his injuries, as he drifted back into unconsciousness, he was sure he was taking his last breath. Thankfully, he was wrong. Kyle woke up 5 weeks later at Walter Reed hospital, where he would learn that large parts of his face, head and right arm had been destroyed and needed to be reconstructed and he'd have a long road to recovery. Still, he was alive and grateful. Now the youngest living recipient of the US military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor, in today's conversation, Kyle shares his extraordinary journey, his deep sense of service, love of people, family and his fellow Marines, what happened on that fateful day, along with his years-long road to rehabilitation, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually, his reclamation of life and hope, and the legacy of kindness and service he is working to build and his desire to help inspire people to embrace life. Much of this is also documented in his moving memoir, You Are Worth It. Check out our offerings & partners: Uncommon Goods: UncommonGoods.com/goodlifeNimble: gonimble.com/GOODLIFE Grove: Grove.co/GOODLIFE Enstrom: Enstrom.com/GOODLIFE Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE and 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.
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Douglas Smith

thinking about the third lie, the Easy Life: funny thing us, when we Master a skill, life does become easier, but it has to get harder first. in some ways our jobs are to become masters of living.

Jan 26th
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hosna 1379

AMAZING. between all different podcast , I just listen to yours ... that's amazing

Jan 20th
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Marziye Goudarzi

☘️

Jan 10th
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gbelle430

I have never heard my experience with depression and anxiety identified and explained so well. Really great podcast, especially for starting 2020 on a positive vibes and for putting words on feelings that are tough to identify!

Jan 1st
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Loli M

I really like this episode it made think about what I do in my life and how to make it better

Dec 26th
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Andrea Curtis

India culture and people i think are beautiful.

Dec 24th
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Douglas Smith

I'm not sure who said this but this podcast reminds me of this quote: "You can do anything you want, you just can't do everything you want" In other words, life is about making choices and prioritizing those choices.

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Karthik Onteddu

I definitely needed this ... thnx. ♥️

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jackieblue361

really great one!

Jul 10th
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sage Sage

So powerful, so touching, so honest. Thank you for sharing. I am so looking forward to seeing Elizabeth speak in person in the next few days.

Jun 18th
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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!

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Fatemeh Backtash

very interesting

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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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