Episode #59 - Hard Learned Lessons in Resilience and Self-Reliance with Former Green Beret Kevin Flike

Episode #59 - Hard Learned Lessons in Resilience and Self-Reliance with Former Green Beret Kevin Flike

In 2011 everything changed for Green Beret, Kevin Flike. He was shot in the stomach in battle, pulled off the battle field by a friendly Afghan soldier, and lived to tell about the story. But, this is just the beginning. Kevin’s road to recovery, and its ups and downs, is the story of life and how it is asking us to keep going even in the depths of despair and hopelessness. Come listen to Kevin’s story of resiliency and grit as he recalls overcoming a series of challenges that tested him to his core.

Episode #58 - Part 1 of 10 - How Did Buddha Define Failure?

Episode #58 - Part 1 of 10 - How Did Buddha Define Failure?

This week, as apart of a 10-part ‘how do we define failure’ series I start with one of my biggest inspirational bodies of work in Buddhism: how did Buddha define failure?. I’ve included both the video and audio recording. Come explore now.

Episode #57 - How Do We Define Failure?

Episode #57 - How Do We Define Failure?

'Fear of failure' is one of the most common motivators that pervades our professional world today. The deeper and deeper I've gotten into the science of motivation over the past several years, it appears that those who have succeeded at something worthwhile were almost entirely motivated by something other than fear or 'fear of failure,.' And, although many want to replicate these results from the inspirational people we look towards, by and large, we still feel compelled to try to motivate ourselves through fear or 'fear of failure.' This presents us a conundrum. Listen now.

Episode #56 - Redefining the Doctor-Patient Relationship (Mindset) with Dr. David Cunningham

Episode #56 - Redefining the Doctor-Patient Relationship (Mindset) with Dr. David Cunningham

Cornell M.D. David Cunningham, along with his partner Wendy Cohen, Stanford M.D., made a massive leap moving from a system where they were paid through health insurance, to convincing patients it was to their benefit to pay for their primary-care out of their own pockets.

And, they succeeded.

Why? Instead of just sitting back and lamenting about how bad things are and were, they decided to do something about it. Come listen now as David goes through his journey of trusting his gut, his value system, to ultimately shifting his mindset to take on what seemed to be the inconceivable, to what is today a thriving - and rapidly growing - new business model in the healthcare field.

Episode #55 - Sailing Around the World with His Family, While Selling a 7-Figure Business with Caspar Craven

Episode #55 - Sailing Around the World with His Family, While Selling a 7-Figure Business with Caspar Craven

Would you give up everything and sail the world to save your marriage and relationships?

That's Caspar Craven did.

From the New York Post:

"Before the Cravens took their oceanic leap, Caspar was your typical, middle-aged man with young children that he barely saw and a strained, on-the-rocks marriage.

“We were having a crummy time,” Caspar, 45, told The Post of his relationship with his wife, Nichola, 46. “The pressures of money, work and children were catching up with us.”

Caspar and his wife decided they weren't going to wait any longer before the lived their dreams, when they knew that hoarding more money or accomplishments was just getting in the way of this. Come listen to Caspar's remarkable story, that he has since written a book named 'Where the Magic Happens' documenting this amazing journey with his family.

Episode #54 - Special Episode - 13-years ago, today, I walked out of the hospital being dead just 4-days earlier

Episode #54 - Special Episode - 13-years ago, today, I walked out of the hospital being dead just 4-days earlier

It was one of the most peaceful moments of my life this Friday, 13-years ago. I've never felt such love and support from the world around me - I got to experience the power of the human spirit and not just my own, but that of other amazing, everyday people. This week, I take some time to reflect about this experience of my brush with death, and share  with you a series of poems I've written that have helped me encapsulate these feeling into words. Although, somewhat somber, the real essence I hope is joy, love and gratitude.

Episode #53 - What Makes a Champion with Don Yaeger, Eleven-Time NYT Best-Selling Author, and Team Culture Expert

Episode #53 - What Makes a Champion with Don Yaeger, Eleven-Time NYT Best-Selling Author, and Team Culture Expert

What do greats like Walter Payton, UCLA Coach John Wooden, Blind Side’s Michael Oher all have in common? They created personal greatness that extended well past what seems comprehensible - but, it was in their approach and humility, that Don would exclaim, that they were unaware of their great effect. That, that is what makes a champion. Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. Enjoy my conversation this week with Don.

NEW Episode #52 - PT 2 - Overcoming Trauma and Transforming Anger with Wes Chapman, Founder of A Human Project

NEW Episode #52 - PT 2 - Overcoming Trauma and Transforming Anger with Wes Chapman, Founder of A Human Project

Abandoned by both parents, abused, forgotten and diagnosed and to never amount to anything of value – this was the foundation of Wesley Chapman’s self-worth.

Despite such horrifying beginnings, Wesley grew up to found successful businesses and work with some of the largest, most respected brands in the world.

Companies like Apple, Verizon and Harvard University have looked to Wesley for guidance and innovation in branding, marketing and sales. It was only through Wesley’s unique ability to create and shape his own self-worth that he was able to achieve such remarkable accomplishments.

This week, come listen in to part two to hear how Wes has transformed trauma and anger into positive change for himself and the world at large.

Episode #51 - PT 1 - Overcoming Trauma and Transforming Anger with Wes Chapman, Founder of A Human Project

Episode #51 - PT 1 - Overcoming Trauma and Transforming Anger with Wes Chapman, Founder of A Human Project

Abandoned by both parents, abused, forgotten and diagnosed and to never amount to anything of value – this was the foundation of Wesley Chapman’s self-worth.

Despite such horrifying beginnings, Wesley grew up to found successful businesses and work with some of the largest, most respected brands in the world.

Companies like Apple, Verizon and Harvard University have looked to Wesley for guidance and innovation in branding, marketing and sales. It was only through Wesley’s unique ability to create and shape his own self-worth that he was able to achieve such remarkable accomplishments.

This week, come listen in to part one to hear how Wes has transformed trauma and anger into positive change for himself and the world at large.

Episode #50 - Mindset with Dave, 50-Episodes Later

Episode #50 - Mindset with Dave, 50-Episodes Later

This week, I look back on all of the things I've learned so far on this journey, 50-episodes later, and it's a lot! I provide a summary from what I learned from each person, and talk about where I'm going, and in partnership with you. To get there together, please send me all of your comments, suggestions, feedback, or guest introductions! Enjoy this week as I recap all of the conversations up until this point.

Episode #49 - Guerrilla Mindset with Jesse Levin, Founder of Tactivate and Co-Founder of Brooklyn Boulders

Episode #49 - Guerrilla Mindset with Jesse Levin, Founder of Tactivate and Co-Founder of Brooklyn Boulders

What if we were to totally flip marketing on its head, and develop a bottom-up, organic approach to launching businesses, or better yet, helping local populations overcome acute disasters? That's exactly what Jesse Levin has developed with his 'expeditionary entrepreneurialism' approach, and the results are fascinating. This is a must listen if you're thinking about starting a new venture, and hopefully, this gives you hope that you don't need to become an Instagram or Facebook selfie star in order to do so.

Episode #48 - Better Than Normal Mindset with Hitesh Ramchandani, International Motivational Speaker, Author & Coach

Episode #48 - Better Than Normal Mindset with Hitesh Ramchandani, International Motivational Speaker, Author & Coach

If you were forced to workout for 6-hours EVERY MORNING just to be able to go do work, without any days off, would you do it? That's what Hitesh Ramchandani, International Motivational Speaker, Author & Coach has to do every morning to be able to spread his inspirational message: BETTER THAN NORMAL. Born with Cerebral Palsy, the doctors gave Hitesh just 24 hours to live. 24 years later, he has defied all odds, tackling challenges and obstacles such as bullying and taunting from an early age. Come listen to Hitesh as he brings us on this journey of triumph. Listen now.

Episode #47 - Expedition Mindset with Pablo Durana, World-Class Adventurer and Film Maker

Episode #47 - Expedition Mindset with Pablo Durana, World-Class Adventurer and Film Maker

What does the REAL Most Interesting Man in the World Sound like? Come hear for yourself in our latest chat with Adventurer and Film Maker, Pablo Durana - this is a must if you are inspired by people like Indiana Jones, movies like Meru, or places like Patagonia...listen now.

Episode #46 - Triumph Mindset with Mohamed Lahna, From Casablanca to California to Olympic Medal

Episode #46 - Triumph Mindset with Mohamed Lahna, From Casablanca to California to Olympic Medal

Born with a physical defect, Mohamed Lahna was essentially outcast as a misfit. It wasn't until his mid-20's when he found, with the use of a prosthesis, that he could run. This changed everything Mohamed, and a new world of possibilities opened-wide for him, leading him to eventually medal in the 2016 Paralympics. What obstacles are you facing that could be framed differently, unlocking your own world of possibility? Come listen now as Mohamed takes us on his journey from social misfit, to world-champion. Listen now.

Episode #45 - Growth Mindset with Jenny Blake, Best Selling Author of the Book Pivot and Founder of the Pivot Method

Episode #45 - Growth Mindset with Jenny Blake, Best Selling Author of the Book Pivot and Founder of the Pivot Method

What small experiments can you run starting from right where you are? If you could suspend all fear and practicalities, what would your next big move be? How would you structure your days? Come listen to my conversation with Jenny Blake, Best Selling Author of the renown book PIVOT as we discuss these questions and much more. Listen now...

Episode #44 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 3 of 3: How Do I Workout?

Episode #44 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 3 of 3: How Do I Workout?

We're going to go on a 3-part series to discuss lifestyle, and how we can approach things like stress management, diet and activity. I will be discussing my personal approach to these items, as well as how I help clients think through lifestyle and how it can ultimately help push them towards the meaningful work and outcomes they want in their lives. This week we'll discuss my fitness journey. Listen now.

Episode #43 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 2 of 3: What do I eat?

Episode #43 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 2 of 3: What do I eat?

We're going to go on a 3-part series to discuss lifestyle, and how we can approach things like stress management, diet and activity. I will be discussing my personal approach to these items, as well as how I help clients think through lifestyle and how it can ultimately help push them towards the meaningful work and outcomes they want in their lives. This week we'll discuss my nutritional journey. Listen now.

Episode #42 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 1 of 3: How Do I Decompress?

Episode #42 - Special Lifestyle Series with Dave - Part 1 of 3: How Do I Decompress?

We're going to go on a 3-part series to discuss lifestyle, and how we can approach things like stress management, diet and activity. I will be discussing my personal approach to these items, as well as how I help clients think through lifestyle and how it can ultimately help push them towards the meaningful work and outcomes they want in their lives. Listen now.

Episode #41 - Ikigai Mindset with Hector Garcia, CERN Software Engineer and Internationally Best Selling Author

Episode #41 - Ikigai Mindset with Hector Garcia, CERN Software Engineer and Internationally Best Selling Author

Why do Okinawan and Japanese people live so long? Is it diet? Is it meditation? Hector Garcia says it's neither - it's because of something called Ikigai. Come listen now.

Episode #40 - Decision Mindset with Rob Harsh, Cancer Survivor, Author and Founder of Awakened Adventures

Episode #40 - Decision Mindset with Rob Harsh, Cancer Survivor, Author and Founder of Awakened Adventures

Given a 4% chance of living, with only two-months to live, founder, author and adventurer Rob Harsh made a decision that would change everything, eventually leading him into full-remission. Listen now...