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Habits and Hustle

Author: Jen Cohen and Habit Nest

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Habits and Hustle helps share the stories, habits, and rituals of people's journeys on living fulfilled lives. Host Jennifer Cohen interviews thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and overall extraordinary people who share their insight and open up about the normally hidden aspects that have made a difference in their success.
105 Episodes
Jamie Kern Lima is a Co-founder of IT Cosmetics (Acquired by L’Oréal), One of Forbes 60 Most Successful Self-Made Women, and Author of “Believe It”. Starting as a Denny’s server and writing a business plan on a honeymoon with her husband to grinding for years into selling her company for over 1 Billion Dollars, Jamie has a lot to say. Inspired by the sheer lack of transparency in her own searchable history and the facade around success in the industry she reaches out to tell the whole story when so many others refuse. All of her faults, all of her downfalls, all of the times she trusted her gut, and all of the victories that came from it. Tackling the make up industry’s struggle with showing real women with real problems she pushed and pushed through failure after failure risking everything she had for a spot on QVC becoming the largest beauty brand in its history. Industry secrets no more. Jamie wants you to know them. She’s pleading for you to hear what everyone else is keeping to themselves. Don’t kick yourself down the line, check this episode out and fill the ins-and-outs you’ve been missing.Youtube Link to this EpisodeJamie's WebsiteJamie's BookJamie's Instagram
Logan Ury is the Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, Dating Coach & Behavioral Scientist. Logan breaks down her dating coaching and what can be found in her new book “How to Not Die Alone”. Explaining her 3 Tendencies in daters and expertly putting into words the struggles many of us have, especially since everything went to apps, and especially through the pandemic. Offering advice and guidance for new daters, to long time daters, to people going through a divorce, and more. Maybe you’re happily dating or married and don’t see anything in this at all, but that might not always be the case. And for the rest of us, if things just haven’t been working or you find the whole “dating thing” frustrating or even scary, this is the person to listen to. Why wouldn’t you take dating advice from the Director of Relationship Science at Hinge?Youtube Link to This EpisodeLogan's WebsiteLogan's Book
Jason Feldman is the Co-Founder & CEO at Vault Health which is currently one of the largest Covid testing companies in America. Coming from Amazon’s video department with a pursuit in the health field from a young age, Feldman leads us through how he somehow stumbled into his lifelong passion and how he kept it alive launching a rebrand into a stock market crash and a global pandemic. He generates excitement for what the future of healthcare could be and one that his company could help create. Through the loosening of minds, especially men's’, when it comes to talking about and receiving care to a focus on mind and body, he continues to rail against the costs and stigma surrounding the field while defining a path to actual solutions. The story of how he pivoted his “men’s health” company into a leader in at-home Covid testing alone is enough to inspire anyone to fight to the end. Don’t miss it. Youtube Link to this Episode Vault Health
Nick Taranto is the Founder of HOP WTR, Co-Founded Plated (Acquired by Albertsons), and is a Serial Founder. From his childhood taking candy kids didn’t want from Halloween and trying to resell it, to selling a business in his 20s for over 100 million dollars, to his most recent endeavors in non-alcoholic beer, Nick has been business-minded for as long as he can remember. Discussing the importance of risking big while you can, and growing and finding time for reprioritizing, he shows what it means to be successful young and bring that success through life without burning out. He also gives us a little eye-opening behind the scenes for his Shark Tank appearance. Having trouble taking your ideas from your brain and bringing them into real life? Wonder why this guy ran 87 miles at one time and how that aligns with his success? Nick’s wild, and someone you can really only experience from the man, himself. Don’t miss it.Youtube Link to this EpisodeHOP WTRNick’s Twitter
Charles Koch is a Billionaire Businessman, CEO of Koch Industries, and Philanthropist. Brian Hooks is his writing partner and Chairman & CEO of Stand Together. These two document their time together and expand on the several year journey of writing their new book “Believe in People.” Exploring the gifts and talents of those who may have come from extreme struggle, those without college degrees, or even those who’ve spent time behind bars. Charles and Brian discuss the importance of meeting people where they are and helping them to “self-actualize” to become their best, most successful self. They propose the notion of selfless selfishness, and the foundation of being a social entrepreneur, divulging what it might be that keeps Charles passionate and working at a level no one has been able to compete with forgetting the fact that he’s also 85! Wanting to hear from the man eclipsing Disney and Boeing combined? Worried about your own worth or lack of experience, and what the world’s 11th richest man surprisingly might think about it? This episode’s for you.Youtube Link to this EpisodeBook: Believe in People
Tony Robbins is the #1 Life & Business Strategist, #1 NYT Best-Selling Author, and Philanthropist. In this quick, spit-fire episode, Jen picks at what makes Tony, truly, the best at what he does. Through his mastery of form and tried-and-true experience, Tony exhibits a master class in what it takes to achieve success while appreciating the struggles and the person you become along the way. Working for others and not just yourself, the importance of forming rituals, body and mind transformation, and an astounding amount more are covered in this blitz of an episode. Looking to learn from the best? What are you waiting for? It’s Tony Robbins, how could you possibly miss this one?Youtube Link to This EpisodeTony's New Year ChallengeTony's Instagram
In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi- billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at
Matthew McConaughey is an Actor, Producer, and Author. That’s right, author Matthew McConaughey. In this episode, he and Jen discuss his book Greenlights and delve into his own personal outlooks and strategies throughout his life. From making a list of goals in 1992 that he forgot about and found later in life only to discover he accomplished them all to traveling to Africa in pursuit of a recurring dream and wrestling a huge villager name Michelle, McConaughey brings us through the strength of his resolve, his faith, his family, and his journey to work on the path to your own success. Maybe you only know him as an actor. Maybe you’ve seen interviews or his famous Oscar Winner speech about chasing himself down 10 years later, or maybe you somehow don’t know him at all. Whether or not that’s the case his stories and nuggets of wisdom are something anyone can find value in to “just keep livin.”Youtube Link to This EpisodeMatthew's InstagramMatthew's Book
Jay Shetty is a Former Monk, Purpose Coach, and NYT Bestselling Author. After joining a Monastery at a young age, seeking wisdom and purpose Jay Shetty found meaning through bringing what he learned to those around him. The teaching of living to serve, no matter your successes, and helping people achieve a wealth of meaning and purpose themselves, Jay charismatically and thoughtfully shows what it means to “Think Like a Monk.” He discusses his time as a monk, his childhood and trouble with public speaking, his coaching, and even the way he turns work and distraction into a game. Tired of hearing people just telling you to meditate without following up with the How or the Why? Let this episode be your bridge to what is “Thinking Like a Monk.”Youtube Link to This EpisodeJay’s WebsiteJay’s Instagram
Jessica Yellin is the Former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, and Founder of News Not Noise. Starting by finding, reporting, and recording her own news stories just to get work, to working for CNN and becoming Chief White House Correspondent, all the way back again to recording news segments on her phone in her back yard Jessica has an in-depth read on fighting and climbing to success. In this episode Jen and Jessica discuss her time working Obama’s first campaign, her struggles getting started in journalism, and her now popular show News Not Noise. Hear what it took to ignore the pressures of the industry. Catch how listening to herself and the trusted people around her helped propel a new vision for reaching viewers for clear-cut, no drama news.Youtube Link to This EpisodeJessica’s InstagramJessica’s Website
Dr. Craig Koniver is the founder of Koniver Wellness and has been practicing Performance Medicine for over 18 years. Dr. Koniver was fed up with the disease-based model of modern medicine and instead has focused his energy on optimizing people’s health through time-tested, nutrient, and science-driven protocols that are the cutting-edge of medicine. In this episode, one of the latest health crazes, peptides, discussed in great lengths. We explored the real benefits behind peptides, NAD+, and much more. Tune in to see why Dr. Koniver believes so strongly in peptides and specifically why everyone can benefit from them. This is a perfect episode to tune into as we welcome in the New Year!YouTube Link to This EpisodeDr. Koniver’s WebsiteDr. Koniver’s Instagram
Ozan Varol is literally a Rocket Scientist turn Law Professor (at Lewis & Clark Law School) and is the author of the bestselling book Think Like a Rocket Scientist. Ozan discusses how conventional wisdom has stunted our growth and he delves into the specific ways we can approach decisions of all magnitudes in our life. Each minute of this episode has something valuable to be learned and his strategies are designed to be applicable to anyone! This episode is essential to see why flying lower is not necessarily safer than flying high. Youtube Link to This EpisodeOzan’s WebsiteOzan’s Instagram
Dr. Nicole LePera is The Holistic Psychologist, a Self-Healer, and Author. Tracing back through her own experiences as an individual, with partners, and through other relationships, Dr. LePera brings refreshing, personal insight to why and how we struggle and the steps at starting to work on one’s self. Always from within. Always for yourself. She discusses why forming habits can be so hard, how our past really can stagnate who we are, how to handle boredom or resentment building in a long term relationship, and much more. Struggle with business or personal relationships? Fail time and time again to better your own life whether through diet, exercise, meditation, therapy, etc.? You might want to check this one out.Youtube Link to this EpisodeDr. Nicole LePera's WebsiteDr. Nicole LePera's Instagram
Kathy Caprino is a Career Coach and Educator on the Advancement of Women in Business. A certified LinkedIn influencer, Kathy guides us through the ins-and-outs of building up yourself, your profile, and your confidence to rise to the greatest employment challenge: How to sell yourself. Though her focus is on helping a woman find their strength in business and to shed the stigmas placed on them by our social stereotypes and biases, there’s something here for everyone. Everyone’s struggled with a resume, a cover letter, a profile, confidence, too scared to talk yourself up and seem like you’re bragging. You’re not doing any favors for yourself with that, and you’re not doing yourself any favors by missing this episode. Judgment free and helping you avoid the mistakes she’s made, Kathy Caprino might just be who you need to realize you’ve got something special.Youtube Link to This EpisodeKathy’s Website
Andrew Dudum is the Founder & CEO at “Hims & Hers”, Cofounder of the Venture-Builder, “Atomic.” Building a wildly successful company, reimagining and redefining the medical sector, Andrew has time and time again shown his strength in founding businesses. Jen and Andrew discuss his leadership practices, where he started, how he funds and builds his businesses and even the several failures that never saw the light of day. From keeping it simple to finding a problem and creating a solution, Andrew has a wealth of experience and understanding compiled quickly especially for how young he made his success. Wonder what it takes to bring a company from giving stuff away basically for free online all the way to a 1.6 billion dollar evaluation? Hear it from the man, himself.Youtube Link to This EpisodeHims' WebsiteHers' Website
Dr. Breus is The Sleep Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist, and a Clinical Advisory Board Member of The Dr. Oz Show. We all know sleep is important. We all also know it’s one of the most overlooked aspects of health, fitness, mental fortitude, etc. In this episode, Dr. Breus holds a mirror to our excuses and provides a genetic, scientific, and easy to follow step by step process for actually tackling our sleep. He discusses the improved cognitive abilities, health, and wellness you’d expect, but also those you might not expect: improved reception to flu shots, reconnecting and bettering your romantic and more intimate relationships, when to best hack your boss’s genetic sleep schedule to pick the best time to ask for a raise! Unbelievably, it goes on and on. Whether you’re drawn in by the idea of “hacking” your sleep or not, you know you’re probably not sleeping the best you can. Why not listen to the professional?Youtube Link to This EpisodeDr. Breus’ InstagramDr. Berus’ Website Learn more at and save 20% on your order with code HUSTLE
Ally Brooke is an American Singer, Former Member of Fifth Harmony, and Author. Raised by parents without a lot of financial stability, singing, and performing at 9 years old, traveling back forth from Texas and LA for opportunities at 12, Ally shows what it takes to have a big dream and do everything you can to make it happen. She discusses her successes and failures on the X-Factor and with Fifth Harmony, her struggles and what she was not prepared for in the darker sides of the industry, her faith, and how it’s been a constant in helping her through, and more. You wouldn’t expect to hear how difficult it can be after already being a part of something so successful, pursuing a solo career, and being turned down at every turn. Ever wondered how the industry treats one of their own behind closed doors? Love the story of someone coming from nothing and making it with all the honesty and gritty details that are usually left out? Just love Fifth Harmony and want to hear some behind the scenes? Don’t miss this one.Youtube Link to This EpisodeAlly's WebsiteAlly's Instagram
Ramit Sethi is known as one of the biggest names in personal finance in America. He is the author of the 2009 New York Times Best Seller, I Will Teach You to Be Rich and founder of, and owner and a co-founder of PBworks, a commercial wiki website. This episode is jam-packed with incredibly actionable tips. Ramit floods this episode with such great knowledge that we even recommend pausing it during certain segments just to execute on some of the great things you can do right now to improve your personal finance. These 90 minutes will be a great value-add to your life, please listen and learn!Youtube Link to This Episode Ramit’s WebsiteRamit’s InstagramRamit’s Twitter
Vishen Lakhiani is the Founder of Mindvalley, 2x NY Times Best-Selling Author. After making the tough decision to leave the U.S. and start a company from scratch in Malaysia, Vishen adapted to the teachings and new world around him approaching his company with a “no rules” attitude. He quickly became known for his company culture and thrilling work environment, attracting diverse talent from all across the globe. In this episode he opens up about what he had to overcome and how he built himself up from failure after failure, accruing hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to where he is now. Curious about the man behind “The Buddha and the Badass”? His Mindvalley classes, systems, and lifestyle? The specific challenges of being an immigrant entrepreneur? He’s fierce and unapologetic, and profoundly successful. Give it a listen.Youtube Link to this EpisodeMindValley's WebsiteVishen's Instagram
Josh Clemente is the Founder of Levels, Metabolic Fitness Company to Maximize Diet & Exercise. After working for Elon Musk at SpaceX straight out of school, it’s clear Josh is a person insistent on questioning taking things how they are and, instead, as how they should be. On a deep-diving quest to understand the parts of our chemistry and bodies that most are taking at face value, Josh topples our ideas of exercise, diet, stress, sleep, and even sugar, itself. Guiding Jen through his life as a crossfit instructor, Josh dawned a metering device literally made for diabetics, which he was not, and cracked the code to his own metabolic system-wide open making him realize his ideas on health were far from correct. Frustrated with friends or family dropping 20 lbs while you see no results from the same plan? Unable to find what works for you? Maybe you’re fit, you lift, and you seem healthy, but you have no energy or something feels off. Take a listen and see if Josh can’t clear some of that anxiety up, and get you back on track. Youtube Link to This EpisodeLevel’s Website
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