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“John, do you want to die? It’s your choice, not mine.”I thought for a moment and answered, “Mom, I don’t want to die. I WANT TO LIVE!”That was the first conversation JOHN O’LEARY had with his mother after a horrific fire burned him across 100% of his body at 9 years old.That's right. He was literally burned alive. But what is truly remarkable is what he did next. In this episode, John is going to tell you how he OVERCAME IMPOSSIBLE ODDS and how you can use the things he’s learned to LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, even in the midst of TRAGEDY.John  O’Leary is a sought-after inspirational speaker, and podcaster and has published two bestsellers.  His mission and his messages are simple. He wants to TEACH YOU how to find ways to awaken you to your life’s POTENTIAL and ENERGIZE you to live more THOUGHTFULLY, BOLDLY and INSPIRED.John also gets into how important PERSPECTIVE is in our lives.  Instead of focusing on the things he no longer had, John learned a valuable lesson about being called to use the GIFTS and TALENTS he was given and still had despite his physical limitations.If you want to know what it takes to go from VICTIM TO VICTOR, listen closely to John’s story.It will change the way you think.And hopefully, change the way you live. 
The MENTAL GAME, with an all-time GREAT mindset Athlete!It’s time to get into the mind of an ELITE Performer. Imagine going from not even starting on your Freshman High School team to a few years later, being considered the #1 athlete in the WORLD in your sport!This week we’re going to spend an hour talking with one of the most talented hitters ever to play baseball.However, this show is about MINDSET, not baseball.SEAN CASEY is in the studio, and I couldn’t be happier to talk to the guy they call THE MAYOR.Most people know Sean from his playing days as a first baseman in Major League Baseball during a career that spanned 12 SEASONS.  He finished with more than 1,500 HITS, a .302 LIFETIME BATTING AVERAGE, and as a 3-TIME ALL-STAR.You’re getting a master class on THE MENTAL TOUGHNESS it takes to achieve PEAK PERFORMANCE on those big fields thousands of times over and over AND how you can apply what Sean knows to YOUR life.You’ll recognize many of the things Sean talks about because I also believe they’re critical to SUCCESS in any game you play. That means applying STANDARDS, a POSITIVE MINDSET, GRATITUDE, and being INTENTIONAL at all times. There are NO SHORTCUTS.Sean also has a great lesson you must hear about what happened when he started playing OFFENSE instead of DEFENSE when he wanted to set a goal of playing college ball. It’s GOLD GLOVE stuff.Sean is also quick to point out that GREATNESS DOESN’T COME NATURALLY.  Although it may look that way on the field, what you’re seeing is the result of DEDICATION, PASSION, CONSISTENCY, RESILIENCE, DEALING WITH PRESSURE, and THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.We’ll wrap up with Sean explaining why you should build GAPS into your life and why GRATITUDE, ACCOUNTABILITY, PERSPECTIVE, AND SERVICE are critical to making you a better person and the world a better place.You’ll enjoy listening to the MAYOR for great insights on how to take your LIFE GAME to the highest level!
This is going to be DIFFICULT for some of you to hear. And that’s all the more reason to LISTEN.Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world EVERY year… and the number continues to rise.That means 800k+ of families and friends are impacted and left wondering, “WHY?”Odds are, you or someone you love has been impacted by suicide. And so I am URGING you to SHARE this week’s episode with as many people as you can.My guest, KEVIN HINES, knows more about suicide than most.‌He tried to end his life by jumping off the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE when he was only 19 years old.A jump like that kills virtually everybody who attempts it.  But miraculously, Kevin survived.  And today, YOU’LL GET TO HEAR HIS TRUTH.Kevin’s story and his message will SAVE LIVES and this may be THE MOST meaningful discussions I’ve ever had. I can’t think of a more important topic to talk about than this one.We’re going delve into the PAIN AND FEELINGS that surround suicide, how that pain leads to ACTION, suicide PREVENTION tips, GENETICS, and dealing with OUTSIDE NEGATIVE FORCES.You’ll also hear Kevin’s THREE QUESTIONS you MUST ask if you think someone is NOT okay and may be thinking about suicide.*If you are having a mental health emergency call 911 or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988.Protect yourself and your loved ones. 
“DID I LIVE?” “DID I LOVE?” “DID I MATTER?”Those are the questions BRENDON BURCHARD asked himself after surviving a horrific car accident when he was 19.  He has spent the last 26 years searching for those ANSWERS.  Those are also a few of the questions we’ll try to answer on this week’s show.  Brendon’s been on before, and so many of you made it one of the most watched episodes ever that I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to have him back.  Since the accident, Brendon has become a 3-time New York Times best-selling author and a thriving online teaching pioneer with videos that have racked up 400 MILLION VIEWS and earned hundreds of well-deserved accolades.To CHANGE means to GROW!In this episode we’re going to dive deep into the NATURE OF CHANGE and how factors like AMBITION, DESIRE, NECESSITY, and ESTEEM can drive YOU to change… or not.  He reveals the single GREATEST integrated personal development environment I’ve ever seen…AND no conversation with Brendon would be complete unless we talk about HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS and EFFORTS OF IMPACT.  It’s GREAT WISDOM…simply great wisdom.Here’s a huge takeaway from this week’s episode.The QUALITY OF THE QUESTIONS we ask ourselves determines the quality of the LIFE we end up living.Start by seeking answers to the questions Brendon asks, and then KEEP ASKING other questions that matter most to you.
Remember who you are. Remember that you survived 100% of your worst days because you’re still here…”This week, my guest, CANDY VALENTINO, and I will talk about a subject near and dear to everyone’s heart.That subject is MONEY.How to MAKE IT. How to KEEP IT.The kind of MINDSET you’ll need.And whether the accumulation of wealth is WORTH IT or not.I want you to hear Candy’s story because she started out like most people…with little more than GRIT, DETERMINATION, and unwavering CONFIDENCE.Candy is the REAL DEAL. She’s been successfully building businesses since she was 19. And doing so with NO DEGREE, NO CORPORATE BACKGROUND, NO MONEY, and NO INTERNET ACCESS! Since then, she’s built and sold businesses in service, retail, e-commerce, and product manufacturing, creating a vast real estate portfolio as a flipper and investor.Pay close attention because in the hour we spend together, you will get a TACTICAL MASTER CLASS in creating wealth and using it for GOOD CAUSES from a woman who has become an important author, investor, philanthropist, and more.Much of what we talk about is how to position yourself mentally for financial success. You’re going to hear why Candy advocates for thinking of yourself as a business owner instead of being self-employed.That leads us to the psychology behind LIVING BELOW YOUR MEANS, why RELATIONSHIPS are critical and need to be nurtured as much as possible, GOOD DEBT vs. BAD DEBT, INVESTING LEVERAGE, and why SIDE HUSTLES should be an essential part of your success formula.Many of you also wonder if PLAYING THE LONG GAME and all the SACRIFICE is worth it. It’s no secret I think that’s the case. You’ll want to hear Candy, and I discuss what that sacrifice means, the problems money solves, and more importantly, the problems money does not solve.You rarely get an insider’s education like this, and the best part is the only cost to you is to PAY ATTENTIONIt’s an INVESTMENT you won’t regret.
“The greatest piece of who we are is our vulnerability…our open-heartedness is our genius…”LEANN RIMES is an American treasure and one of my all-time favorite recording artists.I am so excited to welcome her to my show this week for an incredibly deep conversation about life, emotions, mental health, God and much much more.This conversation will MOVE you and when I say it’s DEEP, I mean it . We are both very open and vulnerable in this conversation and it won’t soon be forgotten.Trust me, we are both incredibly open in ways maybe neither one of us have been beforeLeAnn is REMARKABLE in her CREATIVITY, TALENT, and PERSEVERANCE.Think about this as you listen.That’s not to say it has always been easy for LeAnn, because it hasn’t.She makes no secret of her love of GOD and the role how PRESENCE has played in her life. You’re going to hear what that presence means and the important role this plays in her singing.That FAITH has also been instrumental in guiding her career and her personal life.LeAnn is going to tell you how she handles ANXIETY, being PLUGGED IN all the time, and finding ways to take good care of herself through it all.  We’re also going to dig into why it’s dangerous to TIE YOUR IDENTITY TO EXTERNAL ACHIEVEMENTS and how LeAnn’s thinking about that has evolved over time.Like any highly creative person, she’s also prone to CREATIVE HIGHS and the crashes that often come after. Those ups and downs are real, not only for her but for everyone. You’ll want to hear how she manages those types of emotions so you can use that wisdom in your own life.We’re going to close with two things LeAnn knows a lot about…Working on getting LOVE from other people…And advice for making your DREAMS come true.I think she’s well “VERSED” to talk about these things, and after you hear her, you’ll think so too. 
“There is a fine line between Anxiety and Excitement“This interview will rock you.How is it that some people can tell a story in a way that not only holds your ATTENTION but that makes you LAUGH uncontrollably?If anyone has the answers, it’s DANE COOK.Because DANE has been doing just that for more than 30 years now through his albums, television appearances and specials, as an actor, and especially as a prolific stand-up comedian.This week, we’re going to pull back that curtain, and Dane is going to reveal his PERSONAL JOURNEY and tell you things you’d never thought you would hear from one of America’s funniest men.One of Dane’s greatest strengths is as a storyteller, and in my opinion, he’s one of the most COMPELLING STORYTELLERS I’ve ever heard.  It’s one thing to tell jokes that get a reaction, but quite another to go deep about some part of the human condition and connect with people on a completely different level.The best comedy also rises from PAIN AND ADVERSITY.  Dane is no stranger to that either, dealing with a half-brother who defrauded him for almost everything he had.  And that only scratches the surface of the hardships that Dane has been through.In fact, so many things piled up in his life that, at one point, Dane almost quit the business.  You need to hear how he used that time and those experiences to RETHINK his life and REDEFINE his expectations going forward.Great comedians like Dane also carry around a certain amount of ANXIETY as well.  In fact, the fine line between anxiety and EXCITEMENT is where they find the best and most relatable material.We’re also going to talk about the public side of Dane as well.  He’s got a lot to say about building a social media brand (he’s an original and one of the best) and how he deals with CRITICISM and HATE.  Listen to Dane’s take on the fine line between locking out those haters and taking in enough so that you can REFLECT and INTERPRET things is gem-mint thinking.  We’re also going to talk about the right and wrong ways of TYING IDENTITY TO SUCCESS.You’re going to love a GREAT INTERVIEW with the GREAT DANE this week.  It’s not what you’d expect, and that’s no joke…
Are you ready for a history lesson that has more meaning than ever today?This week you’ll learn about a PHILOSOPHY that originated more than 2000 years ago and flourished during the Roman and Greek empires.  I’ve invited RYAN HOLIDAY for a fascinating discussion about STOICISM.  He is one of the foremost experts on this way of thinking that teaches ETHICS, VIRTUE, SELF-CONTROL, and FORTITUDE as a way of overcoming destructive emotions.What you’re about to hear will blow your mind and open you up to IDEAS you’ve never heard before. Ryan has been studying stoicism all his adult life. He is going to give you straight answers to the questions…Why is it that nobody has more pain than the LAZY?What makes COURAGE, SELF-DISCIPLINE, JUSTICE, and WISDOM so important to stoicism?What makes AMBITION a double-edged sword and PERFECTIONISM a vice?Stoicism is also predicated on finding an optimal relationship with DISCOMFORT.  Ryan will help you FRAME YOUR THINKING to succeed the best way possible by taking on tough challenges.  Part of that also relates to how you structure your MORNING ROUTINES which are critical to how successful the rest of your day is.We’re also going to get into an extended discussion of DISCIPLINE VS. TEMPTATION.  If you want to get anywhere in life, you’ve got to cultivate discipline.  Part of that also involves how you deal with losing control over your EMOTIONS and why SILENCE is often an essential form of STRENGTH.Although STOICISM dates back more than two millennia, the ideas are timeless, and I think the principles Ryan espouses may be a perfect way forward in a world that feels like it has frequently lost its way.Open your mind, listen, and I think at the end of the hour, you’ll agree… 
This week is a fascinating show about FRIENDSHIP.This one is so so IMPORTANT.I’ll be HONEST with you…one of the people this week’s show may HELP the most is me!As I’ve mentioned many times before, although I put myself out there all the time, deep inside, I’m still very much an INTROVERT.  I’ve always felt I could do better in smoothing out the AWKWARD MOMENTS, and I feel sometimes when connecting with people.  I know a lot of you are the same way.  That’s why I’m fascinated by DR. MARISA FRANCO, who has spent years studying FRIENDSHIP in incredible detail.There’s so much good stuff to unpack this week…FRIENDSHIPS TAKE WORK, and even people who make friends easily can make regrettable mistakes.  No matter who you are, listen to what Dr. Franco has to say about CHARACTERISTICS of what makes a great friendship, then ask yourself how many of those boxes you check.If you don’t check enough of them, you may find people you thought were your friends starting to GHOST YOU, which Dr. Franco also gets into.We’re also going to talk about the PHYSICAL NEED FOR FRIENDS as well.  You may not realize it, but friendship has a lot more benefits than simply improving your EMOTIONAL health.  This is part of Dr. Franco’s larger overall look at the science of friendships and how they affect your work, sense of self, and many other parts of who you are.Want to know how to make friends as an ADULT?How to be friends with people you DISAGREE with?Or how SELF-LOVE affects friendships?And one of my favorite parts of this week’s show…How can you deal with “value-based” friends versus adding authentic friendships to your life?  My FRIENDLY ADVICE to you this week is to pay close attention to Dr. Franco’s wisdom on a subject that we sometimes take for granted.And let me leave you with this… PROVERBS 27 says, in part, “Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you-- better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.”
If you want to know what it’s like to CHALLENGE yourself under the most EXTREME conditions, you’re in for a treat this week.This episode will flat out HELP you with mental toughness, peace and resiliency. While simultaneously challenging your perspective on life.Colin is an American adventurer and one of the top professional endurance athletes in the world. He’s repeatedly proven it, setting a SEVEN SUMMITS speed record by climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. He also set the speed record for the EXPLORERS GRAND SLAM CHALLENGE, which adds reaching the North and South Poles to the Seven Summits challenge. He’s one of only about 50 people ever to complete this challenge. And he also set the speed record for the 50 US HIGH POINTS, completing that grind in just 21 days.What drives a person to test themselves like this?How can you take Colin’s bad-ass mindset and apply it to conquer the mountains in your life?Colin is going to tell you how he did it. You’ll learn a lot about what it takes to overcome MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY what many people think impossible. Listen to Colin’s take on the nature of discomfort and why people get stuck in a ZONE OF COMFORTABLE COMPLACENCY.   His story about climbing K2, the second tallest peak in the world, is RIVETING, especially knowing that many people die trying, including climbers Colin knows.You’ll also hang on every word about how Colin walked across hundreds of miles of ANTARCTICA over 54 days in sub-zero weather while hauling a 375-pound sled.For Colin, much of his success comes from trusting his GUT INSTINCTS and why it’s critical to focus on the story we tell ourselves. That AWARENESS OF SELF makes all things possible only when you make them the RIGHT STORIES.Some extreme challenges we look for, and others find us, like it or not.  After trying to jump a kerosine-soaked rope in Thailand, Colin burned his legs horribly and was told he might never walk again. Hear how he FOUGHT through the mental fear and physical pain on a long road to recovery.What mountains do you want to climb?Listen to how Colin has done it repeatedly and use his lessons to reach your own PEAK PERFORMANCE.
here are NO GUARANTEES in life.  There are only TRIUMPHS and SETBACKS.  My guest this week, RYAN SHAZIER, knows this all too well.  His story is EXTRAORDINARY.  In a single moment, he went from living his best life as an NFL linebacker to the challenge of simply trying to walk again.If you’ve ever had sudden and traumatic challenges turn your life upside down, you must hear Ryan’s story.  Because this week, you’re going to learn how one man turned a potential tragedy into a NEW BEGINNING.  Ryan was an Ohio State Buckeye who was a first-round draft pick at linebacker by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014.  He quickly starred in the league, earning a trip to the PRO BOWL in 2016.  But during the 2017 season, he made a headfirst tackle that left him unable to move his legs.  Ryan underwent spinal stabilization surgery giving him the tools he needed to heal.His new book, WALKING MIRACLE, goes into detail about what he went through and was a must read for me as soon as I got a copy.Ryan spares no details in what he had to deal with after hearing news that he was paralyzed.  But along with his mom and dad, Ryan worked hard to create the POSITIVE MINDSET he would need to start healing.The GOOD NEWS is that surgery worked, and eventually Ryan did walk again.  In fact, 17 months after the injury he danced at his own wedding.But his NFL career was over.  His identity was stripped away.  And while he experienced the SUPREME TRIUMPH OF WALKING AGAIN, the setback of no longer playing the game he loved meant he had to pivot.  Ryan’s account of how he went from a pro athlete to a businessman is full of lessons you can use in your own life.  He’ll tell you how he was NEVER RESENTFUL and why that was so critical to MOVE FORWARD, instead of living in a past that no longer existed.  There are so many great nuggets of WISDOM in his words that you must hear, especially Ryan’s advice for making a COMEBACK after a traumatic life experience.Ryan Shazier embodies what it takes to OVERCOME tragic events in your life.His story will move you, and for those of you who need it, also help HEAL you too.
I think the internet might just break this week. The energy and inspiration level on this week's show is unprecedented, on any podcast ever!Because this week, my guest is none other than my dear friend, DR. ERIC THOMAS.The last time he was on my show, it became one of the MOST DOWNLOADED episodes ever.If you’ve ever been down in life, and thought that the odds were stacked so high against you that you’d never pull through, you need to hear Eric’s story.It will INSPIRE you. Give you HOPE. And help LEAD you out of your own challenges to a better life that’s waiting for you on the other side.Eric is known as the HIP-HOP PREACHER, and his talks are legendary. He works with Fortune 500 companies and pro sports teams, and has a new book, YOU OWE YOU, Igniting Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why. Eric dropped out of high school and spent time even living on the streets before meeting a minister who changed his life completely, eventually leading him to earn his Ph.D. a few years later.We’re also going to talk about something I believe in a lot…discovering and using your UNIQUE SUPERPOWERS. As you’ll hear, it’s not enough to figure out what those superpowers are, you must go out and WORK AT THEM to live the life you were meant to live.Eric also has great insights about finding the EXTRINSIC and INTRINSIC fuel you need to create electric ENERGY in your life.I also couldn’t have my friend on and not have him talk about PRAYING, LISTENING TO THE LORD, and connecting to your CONFIDENCE as part of your FAITH JOURNEY.Eric also has got great insights on putting yourself in MIRACLE territories, why YOU OWE YOU everything, and how people wrestle with overcoming IMPOSTER SYNDROME.Listen to this SERMON from start to finish.
💙IN LOVING MEMORY OF DAVID A. ARNOLD So what is “That Thing“ you gotta have about you in order to be successful? To separate from the pack? To make a dream a reality?This week you are gonna hear from someone who knows.BECAUSE HE'S LIVED IT!My guest this week is David A. Arnold.Not only is he a brilliant standup comedian, David channels his life’s observations as a SITCOM  WRITER, PRODUCER, and ACTOR as well.After I watched his Netflix special, IT AIN’T FOR THE WEAK, and laughed my ass off, I made it a big priority to get him on the show. When you hear his takes on life, parenting, hard knocks, and more, you’ll understand why.  This is a man with a lot of takes you’re going to love hearing about.Part of what I love about him is that David struggled in the backwaters of comedy for a long time before he broke through. He’s used the TRAGEDY and PATHOS in his life to fuel a brand of comedy that is INSPIRATIONAL for everyone going through stuff right now… which is basically all of us.He’s blowing up now after working in the business for more than 25 YEARS, building an impressive resume as one of the MOST SUCCESSFUL people in front of and behind the camera in the entertainment business. When you hear David talk about his WORK ETHIC, you’ll know there were no shortcuts to him earning everything he’s achieved.David’s source of strength through it all has been his connection to his family. Not only are they sources for a lot of his material, they’re also what drives him to keep working at “THAT THING” as he likes to refer to it.David gets into why it’s important to REFUSING TO LIVE WITH EXCUSES or challenges you faced growing up. It’s a fascinating look at someone who’s overcome unusual family dynamics, addiction, and being incarcerated (for a fix-it ticket!). As you’ll hear, BREAKING THROUGH is not for the weak.We’re also going to talk about David’s creative process for generating material, how he deals with imposter syndrome, and having A WILL TO SUCCEED that’s not for sale. The bottom line is that making people laugh is HARD WORK.You can’t talk to David for an hour and not touch on KIDS and MARRIAGE.  David’s down-to-earth take on both is filled with spot on insights that will make your life and your family relationships better.We are going to wrap up with advice on other parts of your life David wants you to know about too.You’re gonna LAUGH this week.You’re gonna THINK about what you hear too.David A. Arnold has got the goods.So listen up…This is a FASCINATING hour with a man who has used a lifetime of paying his dues to create a universal WISDOM that’s perfect advice for us all.
I hope you’re ready to have your eyes opened to some INTENSE AND UNCONVENTIONAL relationship advice because THE ANGRY THERAPIST is in the house this week.JOHN KIM is my guest, and for the next hour, we’re not just talking about relationships with other people.  We’re going to peel back what makes you tick and talk about THE RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH YOURSELF.You can tell John’s approach to therapy and relationships is different just on the titles of the best sellers he’s published…I USED TO BE A MISERABLE F*CK and SINGLE. ON PURPOSE.  And he’s got a new title coming out called IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU, which may be his best work yet.Tell me those don’t make you CURIOUS about what John’s got to say.I love John’s work because he makes people turn relationship analysis INWARD, where most people refuse to spend enough time.  It’s so easy to point blame at others when relationships go bad, but often the worst enemy is THE PERSON WE SEE IN THE MIRROR every morning.Pay attention to what John has to say about his concept of SELF vs Self.  It’s the key to how you can change your life to live INSIDE OUT instead of OUTSIDE IN.  You’re also going to learn more about the internal dialogs you have with your SOLID SELF vs your PSEUDO SELF.LOVE is amazing, but love isn’t perfect.  John is going to tell you how we’re challenged because we're taught that love looks like CODEPENDENCY ... and we all know the pitfalls of codependency in all parts of our lives.As part of his contrarian thinking, John also doesn’t believe in THE ONE.  Instead, he explains why THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU is the most important relationship you can possibly have.That leads us to talk about different ATTACHMENT STYLES, finding beauty in each other’s CONTRASTS, and loving your partner like IT’S GOING TO END AT ANY TIME.And no discussion about relationships would be complete without John’s takes of RED FLAGS vs. DEAL BREAKERS and how you should deal with DISHONESTY and COMPARISONS in a relationship.  You’re also going to get an education on what to do if you’re not feeling “IT” anymore.  After you listen to John’s wisdom, spend some time thinking more about what you can do to IMPROVE THE RELATIONSHIPS in your life, especially the relationship you have with YOURSELF.
The BIGGEST BATTLES we fight on our way to SUCCESS are often the ones inside our own heads.  This week, I’m going to ask you to LOOK INWARD and FACE THOSE LIMITATIONS with the help of my guest, TOM MCCARTHY.  You are the product of the STORIES YOU TELL YOURSELF.  As you’ll hear Tom explain, don’t underestimate the impact of those stories and how they affect you.  If you’re not careful, the wrong stories lead to CONFORMITY and BEING AVERAGE which are your enemies if you want to lead an extraordinary life.In addition to those stories, you must learn how ENERGY and EMOTIONS impact you as well.  They live in your conscious and your subconscious mind.  Or as Tom calls it, your SUPER CONSCIOUS MIND because of how fast this part of your brain processes incoming information.  Here’s the cool part.  Tom is going to teach you how to PROGRAM your super conscious mind so you can start living better TODAY!We also get into FOCUS and how you can use your own ENERGY and ELECTRICITY to turn your THOUGHTS into ACTIONABLE RESULTS. When you apply these things properly, you’ll learn how to CHANGE YOUR STORY.  And that’s where we go next.   You’re going to get a great download on how to change the NARRATIVE OF YOUR LIFE.  Tom and I also go deep on CONFIDENCE and IDENTITY, which are common problems that lots of people struggle with.  You’ll get some great info on those areas that you can use as well.This week is all about giving you the tools you need for your personal brand of PEAK PERFORMANCE.   Tom and I spend a lot of our lives in this space, so get ready for our PEAK ADVICE over the next hour. 
Christina P: Beyond Comedy

Christina P: Beyond Comedy

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This week you will LAUGH, LEARN, and be incredibly INSPIRED.My guest had an insanely difficult childhood and still went on to have tremendous success in so many areas of life.How do you overcome pain? A difficult childhood or relationship?How do you navigate career and family? Etc etc This week I’m honored to share with you the truly incredible Christina Pazsitzky.At the end of the show I think you’ll feel like you went through one of the most enjoyable therapy sessions you could possibly ever imagine.I have followed her work for a couple of years now, and I think she is one of the MOST TALENTED ARTISTS in any field I’ve ever seen.She is married to stand-up comedian TOM SEGURA and has two boys, so you can guess how crazy that house is most times.  Although you’ll crack up at what she’s got to say, much of Christina’s humor is rooted in some pretty HEAVY ISSUES. Much of the world’s great humor starts from places of pain, and as you’ll hear, Christina is no exception.Christina has taken those DARK, EDGY PLACES with no safe place that scared her as a child and turned them into EMOTIONAL INSIGHTS that can’t be faked. Try growing up with a mom who was borderline schizophrenic and a dad who’s been married five times! She was able to take those extremes and turn them into INCREDIBLY RELATABLE OBSERVATIONS.Pay particular attention to Christina’s KETAMINE TRIP after breaking her ankle in four places. It’s one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard, especially after tying it into the story she tells on her Mom Genes special.You’ll also hear Christina’s take on going to THERAPY for 12 years. Spoiler alert! In a completely sane answer, she’s a big fan of it.Expect to LAUGH.But also be prepared to DROP A TEAR or two…That’s the essence of comedy.And the essence of Christina P.Enjoy!
It’s one thing to START A BUSINESS.It’s quite another to SCALE IT FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS.This week I’ve invited serial entrepreneur and investor ALEX HORMOZI to share expert advice on how to MONETIZE AND GROW your business.  I hope you’re ready for a show with some of the most UNIQUE and INTELLIGENT business insights I’ve heard in a long time and all from a guy who’s only 32 years old!Alex is the CEO of ACQUISITION.COM, and he and his wife Leila have built a portfolio of companies that generate more than $85 million annually in sales.  They are active PHILANTHROPISTS, donating millions to advancing equal access to education in underprivileged communities.  Alex is also active on social media and a frequent guest contributor to FORBES and ENTREPRENEUR, where he shares good and bad lessons with ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS to help them avoid mistakes he’s made along the way. Today, he’s going to do that for our #MAXOUT audience.Even if you’re not in business, Alex will also cover many things you can use in your personal life.  We’re going to dig into the concept of LEVERAGE which is exactly what you’re going to need for your business and personal growth.  Alex explains the FOUR TYPES OF LEVERAGE--LABOR, CAPITAL, SOFTWARE, AND MEDIA--and how you can get LEVERAGE ON YOURSELF.One of the keys to success is always operating with a sense of URGENCY.  Alex has an EVERYDAY URGENCY BLUEPRINT you’ll want to hear and apply to your life.We’re also going to spend a lot of time talking about Alex’s takes on SCARCITY STACK and the TRIM AND STACK HACK to maximize your business’s growth.  They’re simple and powerful strategies that work in every type of business.Alex has also got important advice on how and why you should be PRODUCT and CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ORIENTED if you want your business to really take off.There’s a ton of stuff to unpack this week…My advice on where to start?By LEVERAGING YOUR LISTENING to what Alex has to say. 
I've had lots of interesting and important people on my show over the past few years.  But this week is EXTRA SPECIAL for me because my children, MAX AND BELLA, agreed to sit down for a chat with their dad.Part of the reason I asked Max and Bella to join me this week is that I know lots of you are curious about what it's like living in our home. As you'll hear, it's probably not that much different than yours.My success has allowed us to do some cool things over the years, and it has changed our lives for the better.  But Max and Bella will also tell you how being a part of a public family and my accomplishments have affected them and their relationships with others. It can be complicated at times.I ask lots of questions. More importantly, I also listen. Sometimes Max and Bella don't need answers, they just need to know that you hear them. There's extreme value in letting your kids figure things out for themselves.Like my father, I've tried to instill that it's not the size of your bank account that matters. Your CHARACTER and HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE determine how rich you really are. The greatest thing you can do as a parent is to prepare your kids for the world. TEACH them, let them EXPLORE, LEARN from their failures, and let them CARVE OUT their own lives.You two are my GREATEST JOYS in life.Love…Dad
Ask yourself this question…WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK OF YOU?Like it or not, that answer is your PERSONAL BRAND.The rules have changed, and it's no longer an option not to have a personal brand.More than ever, your BUSINESS BRAND and your PERSONAL BRAND are becoming the same. With the explosion of options on how to promote yourself and your business, you need to be SMARTER THAN EVER to get the attention you need to succeed.If you're success-driven, chances are you've already figured out that you need to grow your brand and use it for maximum effect.THE BIG QUESTION IS "HOW?"My guest and friend, RORY VADEN, will give you those answers this week.He is also a New York Times bestselling author of TAKE THE STAIRS and PROCRASTINATE ON PURPOSE, a Hall of Fame speaker, and co-founder of the BRAND BUILDERS GROUP, where he and his team teach and implement personal brand development. He's helped several people, including me, LEWIS HOWES, ERIC THOMAS, TOM AND LISA BILYEU, LUVVIE AJAYI JONES, and many others take huge leaps forward with building our personal brands.Some of you may not fully understand personal branding, and that's where we start, digging into why TRUST is closely linked to personal branding, no matter how big you are or how big you want to be.Rory also explains how to start personal branding with practical advice you can easily implement almost immediately built around this KEY TAKEAWAY…THE GOAL IS TO FIND YOUR UNIQUENESS AND EXPLOIT IT IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.Many of you want to find ways to monetize your personal brand, and Rory gives you some insights using his D.A.R.E.S. (Digital, Automated, Recurring, Evergreen, Scalable) strategy.Rory will also explain what a BRAND DNA HELIX is with 6 QUESTIONS every brand builder should ask themselves.One of the most important keys to a personal brand is figuring out how you can monetize it. Rory lays out those avenues by getting you to think about P.A.I.D.S. (Products, Ads and Affiliates, Information, Deals, and Services).We'll also spend a lot of time discussing how to find your UNIQUENESS. Nobody talks about this enough, yet it's so critical to your personal branding success.We'll wrap up by talking about the three forms of PROCRASTINATION, multiplying your time, and why our brains aren't wired for success.You owe it to yourself to start THINKING about and ACTIVATING your personal brand.And Rory Vaden is the guy to help you do that. 
This week I’ve invited DEAN GRAZIOSI back to talk about a different kind of HEALTH PROBLEM facing every single person in this country right now.There’s UNCERTAINTY with the ECONOMY right now and we are in a RECESSION, what should you be thinking and doing?I’ve had a ton of people reach out to me about this in recent months, and it’s time to DIG DEEPER, get some ANSWERS, and give you STRATEGIES you can put into action to lessen the impacts of what’s happening now and what’s to come.Every news outlet is stoking fears about inflation, a looming recession, and a global economy fighting to maintain strength during serious worldwide issues and so many polarized camps in America.WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?You’re about to find out…Dean has been through times like these before. He is in constant contact with some of the other BRIGHTEST MINDS on these subjects, and that’s why you need to listen to what he’s got to say.You’ll get a download about how to PROTECT yourself and SURVIVE through what’s to come and how you can go on offense and THRIVE amidst all the chaos.Dean is also going to give you real ACTIONABLE ADVICE about how to INVEST IN YOURSELF and level up on your MENTAL TOUGHNESS by shifting to an OPPORTUNITY MINDSET.Dean pulls no punches by telling you how you can UNFREEZE YOURSELF, overcome fears and feelings that you’re not worthy of success, and how you can USE YOUR PAIN to change your story.You’ll hear some important thoughts about POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ENERGY and how you should channel each of them. I can’t stress enough how important our discussion is about this.To wrap things up, Dean talks about the differences between his first and second marriage and what he’s done to improve THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP in his life.We cover a lot of ground this week, and every minute of it will HELP YOU, no matter what’s to come…Go to www.thrive215.com to sign up for the Time To Thrive Challenge! 
Comments (284)

Henry Suryawirawan

Great episode! Powerful sharing and advice!

Nov 6th
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Henry Suryawirawan

Powerful & inspiring story! Completely touched me!

Sep 3rd
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Amber Severson Smithson

Great podcast, so many Takeaways! You had me until the very end... the blatant gender role stereotypes (women stay home and don't work, men are the providers) really turned me off. As a rich white male in America, I'd love to hear you be part of the solution Dean. 😉

Aug 3rd
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Simon Caruso

Love this episode ❤️

Jul 7th
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Sunny Hisel

I teared during your share about your daddy .... I'm crying right now listening to the coffee bean story and believing God's timing is perfect 💕🔥

Jun 28th
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Sunny Hisel

🤯 never heard how I feel (the patterns) put into words like this. Thank you for sharing you! ❤️

May 31st
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Sunny Hisel

I just shouted amen, brother!!

May 24th
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Pattie Gimani

🔥🔥🔥🙏🏽 Let's Max Out.

May 3rd
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Staci Brooks

This is what social media is going towards. I love this! You are not alone. We all struggle. We all have issues. Thank you for sharing!

Apr 22nd
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Shaun Fryling

I'm only 12 minutes in and this is already my favorite podcast guest ever! damn this man sounds like the mentor I've always wanted. this will be a five timer with pages of notes, thank you sirs! God bless you both! #maxout

Mar 2nd
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Shaun Fryling

another amazing human, this is why it's taking me so long to catch up, I listen to most twice, so freaking awesome brother.#maxout

Mar 1st
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Shaun Fryling

damn, not too often I cry at work, but today is that day. that hits the heart hard #mentalhealth

Mar 1st
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Shaun Fryling

WOW, thank you for bringing us the most amazing people this planet has to offer. this is one of my favorites ever, so classy and humble, giving every day folks the tools and confidence to change lives. God bless you both #MAXOUT #maxout

Mar 1st
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Shaun Fryling

this was incredible, thank you men. #maxout

Feb 28th
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Shaun Fryling

what an amazing young man

Feb 22nd
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Shaun Fryling

this stuff is incredible. thank you both for giving this to us!

Feb 16th
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Doug Wright

One of the best motivational podcasts I've heard. Coach Swinney just keeps "bringin' it".... Incredible.

Dec 6th
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James Ferguson

this is one of the best talks I've ever heard ... wow.

Jul 30th
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James Baldwin

wow....words escape to describe the level of value this chat / interview has...note book pen and multiple playback are required...thanks to all involved getting this done

Jun 16th
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Varun Alag

Great episode Ed It brought me muktitude of feelings while listening to this mashup of storeis

May 11th
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