Tue, 15 October 2013
There's a lot more to finishing a big race, walk, ride, or climb than bragging rights. It's the kind of feat that fuels your confidence in every area of your life.
Today is the start to our next big adventure, walking the 509 km (300 miles) of the Lycian Way in Turkey. We were lucky to connect with the woman who first linked all these ancient paths in Turkey together into one long journey, and she's here today to talk about why she did it and what you can get out of a big physical endeavor.
Our guest is Kate Clow, the originator of the Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance walking route as well as the St Paul Trail, in the Taurus mountains. She is British & Turkish and has been exploring Turkey's mountains for 20 years. She is currently the head of the Culture Routes Society, a Turkish charity dedicated to making new routes, preserving old roads and assisting villagers along the routes to benefit from sustainable tourism. Kate Clow's book, The Lycian Way: Turkey's First Long Distance Walking Route, is available on Amazon and directly via CultureRoutesInTurkey.com. It is the definitive guide to hiking this epic route along the coast of Turkey. Kate, we both truly appreciate your time and dedication to introducing us to this new adventure.
Tue, 8 October 2013
Episode #31 is coming to you from Istanbul, Turkey: Today we're talking about how to merge your experience and goals to build a dream.
You don't have to start from scratch or throw out your past to create a new future. Most of what has gone into building who you are now can be repurposed to create what you want to be in the future.
Our guest today is Nathan Agin, a seasoned actor who has now gone into producer mode to create and host a television show about finding healthy food no matter where you are. Nathan has figured out how to be healthy anywhere, and is sharing his insights on how he went from actor, to world traveler, to starting his own cooking show.
Find out more about Nathan at NonstopAwesomeness.me.
Direct download: Podcast_31_-_Follow_Your_Dream_with_Nathan_Agin.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 3:30am EDT
Tue, 1 October 2013
Starting something big is a time filled with excitement, fear, joy, fun, and endless possibilities. We're talking about the moment when you commit to a big life change (going after a big dream) and the emotions and considerations that go into it.
To help us explore this subject, we're joined on the show by a couple who have just begun their own big dream. Canadians Andrew Matheson and Alison Cornford-Matheson are the brains behind Cheeseweb.eu, a site dedicated to English-speaking expats living in Belgium. They recently decided to change their lives completely and travel the world in an RV with their 2 cats, Orange and Buddy. You can follow their planning and adventure at CamperCats.com as they march towards a 2016 departure date. They are also a great example of how our book, Dream Save Do, can help define and take the steps towards your own big life change as they are proof that it works.
We should also point out that we were able to interview them them in person at their beautiful home in Brussels as we sipped Belgian beers (tactfully removed for the pictures). Listen in as we dive head first into the minds of two dreamers.
Direct download: Podcast_30_-_The_Beginning_of_a_Dream_with_Andrew_and_Alison.mp3
Category:Try New Things -- posted at: 3:30am EDT
Tue, 24 September 2013
Many of us believe that happiness is a result of what happens to us each day and put a lot of the responsibility on outside forces. In this episode we confront this idea head-on and dispel these concepts in the process:
Along with our guest, Britt Reints, we discuss how to get more happiness in your life by choosing to focus on yourself more and realizing what makes you most happy. In the process you'll learn how to stop letting others determine/influence your emotions. In the process we'll provide you actions you can take now to start leading a happier life.
Our guest today began her own happiness journey after a diagnosis of depression and a concerted effort to blow up her marriage. Countless hours of therapy and a 10-month family road trip in an RV helped Britt Reints redefine happiness on her own terms. Now, she writes and speaks to others about how they, too, can become happier, more grateful, and more confident in their own abilities to figure out what works for them. You can find more about Britt and her new book, An Amateur's Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness, at InPursuitofHappiness.com.
Direct download: Podcast_29_-_Finding_Happiness_with_Britt_Reints.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:32am EDT
Tue, 17 September 2013
Let's face it, making friends as we get older is tough. Where do you find them? How do you strike up a random conversation that blossoms into a long-term friendship? Plus, with so little time available how do you keep up with those good friends you already have?
Going after any big goal requires the support of good friends to be your support system and route for you each step of the way. Today, we're talking about how to make and keep friends in the midst of a busy schedule.
We are delighted to be joined by Carlin Flora, the former features editor of Psychology Today and the author of the book, Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are. She's appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and now on our show, An Action Plan for Dreamers, meaning she's totally made it. Carlin's book combines scientific rigor with warm human stories to show us the unexpected ways our friendships influence our lives. You can find out more about Carlin and her book at CarlinFlora.com.
Direct download: Podcast_28_-_How_to_make_and_keep_friends_when_youre_so_busy_with_Carlin_Flora.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:30am EDT
Tue, 10 September 2013
Imagine if you were living the dream right now that you had when you were 13. A little scary, isn't it? We laugh at the thought of staying true to those dreams because it's silly in retrospect. But we don't give ourselves the same leeway when it comes to adjusting our adult dreams. Today's guest is going to share how his dreams have adjusted – or been adjusted for him – over time and how this has given him a better understanding of what he really wants in life. You'll love his story of reinvention and flexibility.
Joining us today is Srinivas Rao - an entrepreneur, surfer, dreamer, and founder of the popular podcast BlogcastFM. He is a man who defies labels and has charted his own path in life and business. Since starting BlogcastFM in February 2010, he’s interviewed nearly 400 bloggers, authors, and entrepreneurs to assist others in starting an online business. His latest project is The Instigator Experience, a conference for agitators like himself. Find out more at theinstigatorexperience.com.
Direct download: Podcast_27_-_Being_Flexible_with_Your_Dreams_Srinivas_Rao.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT
Tue, 3 September 2013
Lots of people think minimalism and simplicity means giving everything up to live in a stark place. The vision is one of deprivation, and it’s part of the reason you might be reluctant to explore it. But simplicity really boils down to focus – focus on the kind of life you want to live and the possessions, activities, and relationships you need to make it happen.
When you know what you want, simplicity is the most direct path to get it.
In today’s show, we’re discussing how to live a more simple life, no matter how many possessions you own. Simplicity is just another word for focus, and today’s expert is going to show us how to get more of it.
Courtney Carver started Be More with Less in 2010 to document how simplicity was changing her life. 18 months later she left a 15+ year career in advertising and marketing to focus on helping others live a simpler life and do work they love. She’s one of our favorite simplicity experts on the Internet, and today she’s going to share how simplicity can enhance your life (and explain why simplicity is probably not what you think it is).
Direct download: Podcast_26_How_to_Make_Simplicity_a_Way_of_Life_Courtney_Carver.mp3
Category:Decluttering -- posted at: 1:00am EDT
Tue, 27 August 2013
Today we’re sharing the fears, insecurities, and self-doubt we have when putting our words and ideas out into the world. We’re guessing you may have these as well as you work to create new projects, write that book, or start a company. You may hear those voices telling you – “It’s not good enough.” “No one is going to by this.” “Why are you wasting your time?”
In this episode we’re here to let you know You Are Not Alone. These anxieties are more common than you think and exist in authors, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to share new concepts with the world. The big surprise, it does not matter how often you do it, the voices just don’t shut up.
Our guest, Tim Grahl, is the founder of Out:think, a firm that works with authors to build their platform and sell more books, and is the author of Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book. He works with many of the top authors in the world, including Daniel Pink, Barbara Corcoran, and recent podcast guest Pam Slim, and has helped to launch multiple New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling books. Find out more about Tim at OutthinkGroup.com
Tim shares his recent experience as he shifted from talking about other people’s work and going out and writing his own. Tim documents his insecurities and worries in this fascinating journal he kept the last month before launch. It is a rare look behind the scenes at the thoughts many of us have but don’t share.
Direct download: Podcast_25_-_What_Happens_When_you_Start_Following_Your_Own_Advice_with_Tim_Grahl.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 1:30am EDT
Tue, 20 August 2013
What is the secret to completing a big project? How do you move from concept to actually doing?
Today we're exploring how to get from the idea you have for something great to the actual process of making it happen. It is a challenge that so many people face that it has spawned entire industries and hundreds of books have been written on the subject. However, the answer is surprisingly simple and we reveal it all today in the show.
We are joined by the talented and always busy creating, John Lee Dumas. John is the host of Entrepreneur On Fire, where you can learn lessons from today's most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs every day of the week at EOFire.com. We were excited to be on his show a few weeks ago and loved his energy and thoughtful questions.
In today's podcast John provides his insights for taking that first step and we turn the tables on him to discover what he would create with only a week and $500. You don't want to miss the wisdom he shares.
Direct download: Podcast_24-_Going_from_Idea_to_Execution_John_Lee_Dumas.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 2:47am EDT
Tue, 13 August 2013
On this week's show we're talking all about freedom and how to create more of it to do the things you want most in your life. . The first step is to identify what you want freedom from, and for many of us it is the stuff filling every space in our homes.
Decluttering is more than simply going through a series of steps, we must first deal with that feeling of just not knowing where to start. The emotions of parting with items that mean something to you, as well as the logistics of how to sell and dispose of all that stuff. We tackle it all in the conversation and are excited as well to be offering a solution.
This week we are pleased to launch a new offering, Declutter Clinic, specifically designed to help you create the freedom you desire. This 4 week course provides a step-by-step plan to jumping in and decluttering your home and life. We're also sharing how we reached the point where we HAD to declutter as well as introduce you to others who have made big changes in their lives after removing the clutter.