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Ep. 065: Singer Daniel Emmet (America’s Got Talent)

VIDEO: AUDIO: Daniel Emmet has talent, charisma and intelligence like you wouldn’t believe!  If singing were in the Olympics, his range (Opera, Pop, Rock, etc.) would win him the gold medal in the music decathlon because he can do all the “events” at a world class level.  His story from the show, “America’s Got Talent,” […]

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Ep. 064: Comedian GREG MORTON (America’s Got Talent)

Greg Morton is a very unique and dynamic stand-up comic who has worked in the comedy world for well over three decades. He is known for spot on movie impressions and has a very energetic stage presence, as millions witnessed on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent where he was praised by all the […]

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Ep. 063: JUST AN INCH – Between Striking Out & Striking Rich

In this episode, we talk about the fine line between striking out and striking rich. It separates success and failure. It separates mistakes and triumphs. We discuss a very poignant analogy from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill as well as some stories from our own space program and arriving on the […]

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Ep. 062: KORN’S RAY LUZIER (Interview 2)

The band Korn have been a solid presence in music now for over 25 years and their new album, “The Nothing,” shows they are as relevent, passionate, cohesive and vibrant as ever. Korn’s popularity continues to grow and their artistry is unstoppable! In this interview with their incredible drummer, Ray Luzier, we cover so many […]

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Ep. 061: COMFORT ZONES – Power & Perspective

Comfort zones are a place where we, well, find comfort. That means they have lower elements of stress and fear and perhaps even work. As Grant Cardone said, “The greatest YOU will be discovered far outside your comfort zone!” It is important, therefore, to find balance and recognize some of the delusional thought processes that […]

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Ep. 060: YOUR Purpose-Driven Life, Batteries INCLUDED!

Many times in our lives we are diverted either by our own decisions or unavoidable circumstances. When we are living with purpose, unlike those old toy commercials that alway said “batteries not included,” the batteries and power to your life are in finding and fostering that purpose. We talk in this episode of the greatness […]

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Ep. 059: EMILY FRISELLA – Balanced Body & Nutrition!

What a great interview we had with the incredible Emily Frisella! We covered everything from carbs and ketosis to our mindset, food addiction, soda and much of her great work. She has a unique and powerful cookbook called The Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen Cookbook. She has a great, upbeat outlook and her knowledge and expertise are […]

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Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy – TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

Mitchell Levy is a wonderfully charismatic man with a keen understanding of branding, marketing and business.  He provides valuable consulting and other services to businesses including upper level executives and CEO’s.  He also provides ghost writing and other related services to effectively build brand recognition as a thought leader or recognized expert in a certain […]

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Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

Maki Moussavi is a success coach and the author of the new book, The High Achiever’s Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment.  In this interview, we discussed finding clarity both in what we are tolerating and in expectations towards actual, meaningful fulfillment in our lives.  We talk about how to […]

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Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

As founder of LINK, Jill Valdez is a very wise and experienced business professional committed to helping others in business to maximize their results on all levels.  In this interview, we thoroughly discussed everything from management styles and company culture to effective interviews and interacting well with employees and others.  We also covered some examples […]

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Ep. 055: KORN’S Brian “Head” Welch & Daughter Jennea

This is an interview with two amazing people who have been through A LOT and come together with a beautiful father/daughter relationship. They invited all of us to join them on this journey through the new documentary, “Loud Krazy Love,” coming out on DVD June 11th! We covered so much here from addictions to dreadlocks, […]

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Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

In this episode, we discuss the differences between the BIG picture and the small details of life as well as the importance of balancing both.  We might also refer to this as MACRO vs. MICRO and it applies in all areas of life as well as in our lives as a whole.  I talked about […]

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Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

When we learn to consistently say “NO” to the wrong things to make room for the RIGHT things, a world of harmony and consistency can unfold for us.  Join us in this episode as we talk about some of the logistics of this principle and how it applies across the board in life, whether that […]

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Ep. 052: LISA BILYEU!

In this incredible interview with Lisa Bilyeu, we discussed a wide range of topics including her background in the UK and how she met Tom to her heros, relationships, empowering women and so much more! It’s interesting to see how her journey and evolving mindset have fueled her part in this power couple’s immense success. […]

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Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

PEACE. This is something that it’s safe to say we all seek in our existence here. It is a priceless commodity that is sometimes hard to come by, perhaps because we gullible humans often look for it in all the wrong places. We talk in this episode about finding real, lasting peace, expanding our mindfulness […]

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Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

What better way to celebrate our 50TH EPISODE of the podcast than to talk to the son of Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivational authors and speakers in history!  Tom is continuing in his dad’s footsteps and has a new book called Choose to Win, out now with lots of great options through www.ChooseToWinBook.com.  Tom […]

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Ep. 049: Sony Animation’s BRANDON JEFFORDS

In this episode, we have a real life animator who has worked on a BUNCH of great projects you’re familiar with, including “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Smurfs: The Lost Village,”

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Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER – The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

This is a special interview with Jamie Lerner, co-author of the book, The Ever-Loving Essence of You!  We talked about allowing and taking care of ourselves and others by changing our mindset and our approach to habits in general.  She is a very experienced and loving therapist with many years of experience, so her insights […]

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Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting – Limitless!

This powerful interview is one you don’t want to miss! Laura Gassner Otting is an author and accomplished speaker and coach with a broad background working with non-profits, businesses and much more! We talked at length about getting out of our own way and freeing ourselves from the worries of what other people think. This […]

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Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: “Passion in the Bones”

Elaine Howard is an accomplished attorney who wrote an impressive book called “Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure”.  In this interview, we discussed the nature of negative and positive energy and the choices we make to focus on passion and positive things to turn one’s […]

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Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

We talk in this episode about how doors close and open, creating new links in the chain that makes up our life here.  Each closed door welcomes a new opportunity as other doors can then open.  We talk about Jamie Lee Curtis and her story of links in a chain, after being fired, that led […]

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Ep. 044: “MIND OVER MATTER” – Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

The new documentary film “Mind Over Matter” skillfully tells the inspirational story of Brandon Mendenhall, who was injured at birth and therefore has cerebral palsy.  Despite having a left hand that was virtually paralyzed (among other debilitating difficulties), Brandon found a voice in music and, against all odds, overcame and began playing guitar.  After years […]

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Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

After a break during the holiday season, we are back with this episode of some universal principles as we solidify our foundation of understanding the nature of our life here together.  We also talk about 5 key principles that support and fuel us in actually living our best possible life.  With some real focus and […]

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Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the […]

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Ep. 041: Reena Dutt – “Too Many Bodies” Filmmaker

We had an insightful interview today with the director and producer of the powerful short film “Too Many Bodies” about school shootings.  This incredible film is only about five minutes in length and left me in tears when I saw it at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.  I knew we had to get whoever […]

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Ep. 040: GRATITUDE – EYES UP!

Gratitude is truly an indispensable element of a happy and content life!  This episode expounds on the many, many benefits of gratitude to our physical, psychological and emotional health.  We share a couple of stories and some insights on the benefits of gratitude in our first of perhaps many episodes over time on this topic.  […]

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Ep. 039: JOHN MABRY – Powerful Insights in Overcoming Addictions

Everyone should listen to this episode because the plague of addiction is growing and affects all of us in some way. Whether you or someone you love or others you don’t know are in the grasps of this disease, our interview today with John Mabry provides hope. This is a man who has experienced tragedies […]

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Ep. 038: ASPEN LUZIER – Rebel For A Change!

Aspen Luzier is a lot of great things including a mother, wife to KORN drummer Ray Luzier and sincere seeker of change for those who have experienced the hell of addiction, either for themselves or someone they care about. She offers a great deal of insight and vulnerability about her own story of dealing with […]

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Ep. 037: YOU DESERVE GREAT THINGS!

Find out the root meaning of the word “deserve” and several principles surrounding feeling worthy of our life ambitions. Self-esteem can be a difficult topic and most people suffer from lower self-esteem, at least at certain times in their life. We cover some stories surrounding this as well as some principles to turn it around […]

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Ep. 036: KORN’S RAY LUZIER

The consummate professional, Ray Luzier gave us over an hour of his valuable time talking about everything from his childhood on the farm in Pennsylvania to his work ethic, success principles and what it’s like on the big stage in front of tens of thousands of people.  This in-depth interview is everything you want to […]

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Ep. 035: WILL MCCOY – NoBully.org!

As we continue Bullying Prevention Month, we were privileged to sit down with Mr. Will McCoy, CEO of NoBully.org.  We covered a lot in this great interview at their offices in The Presidio in San Francisco.  Mr. McCoy enlightened us on some of the causes, effects and solutions surrounding bullying.  We even addressed bullying experienced […]

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Ep. 034: THE BOY CRISIS – [EXCLUSIVE] Interview: Dr. John Gray & Dr. Warren Farrell

There is a BOY CRISIS plaguing our society, but there is hope!  Dr. John Gray (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus) & Dr. Warren Farrell (Why Men Are The Way They Are) discuss in depth the concepts surrounding this crisis such as the effects of fatherlessness in our society, ADD/ADHD, the “purpose void” […]

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Ep. 033: The SUBCONSCIOUS MIND & The POWER of BELIEF!

We talk in this episode about some key principles surrounding belief, which is largely a topic based on our own decisions and choices.  Beliefs run us so we must be careful to be accurate and abundant in our own favor when it comes to beliefs.  We talk at length about the book, The Power of […]

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Ep. 032: Tension + Passion = MOMENTUM!

Building MOMENTUM in our lives is one of the most important, yet hardest, things we can do. It’s important to build that momentum in the right direction towards the things we want, not the things we don’t want. We talk in this episode about trains and other moving vehicles and how the build momentum. We […]

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Ep. 031: “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” – HOPE vs. Regrets

This episode is all about properly overcoming regrets through framing things properly and taking 7 steps towards finalizing that ultimately. We talk about using GPS and how sometimes we take a wrong turn but can get back on course. We have some great quotes from Dr. Arthur Freeman and Bob Proctor with some added concepts […]

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Ep. 030: SYNERGIZE – A Team Sport!

“Synergize” is a word used in business, families and other organizations that means finding value in others and finding ways to maximize the results. They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and thus is the case when we talk about synergy. We talk in this episode regarding some fascinating facts […]

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Ep. 29: A CHAMPION’S MIND!

This is a great episode about the mindset and approach of champions, those who have achieved some level of greatness in a particular field of endeavor. We talk today about Kobe Bryant and his approach to bettering himself after some surprising things that happened when he was very young (he covered some of it on […]

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Ep. 028: HABITS – Prison or PARADISE!

Our habits are the building blocks that make us what we are!  In this episode, we cover the nature of habits and how they develop in our lives as well as the meaning and roots of the word.  With decisive material from Tony Robbins, Vince Lombardi, John Maxwell and others including some great stories, there […]

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Ep. 027: PERSEVERE for Lasting Joy!

Perseverence is often the main difference between those who are successful, satisfied, joyful and happy and those who are not.  This doesn’t mean things will be easy, but in this episode we discuss the nature of perseverence as it pertains to any objective – from doing the dishes to surviving as a prisoner of war […]

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Ep. 026: POWER in the LAW OF ATTRACTION!

The Law of Attraction is a topic that has been talked about and addressed in various ways and from multiple angles over the years.  In this episode, we talk about the functional structure of chosen focus and feelings to inject power into our lives on a consistent basis.  Since ABUNDANCE is our birthright, we cover […]

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Ep. 025: YOUR ABUNDANCE Is All Around You!

It is easy to overlook, sadly, that ABUNDANCE is all around us!  When we say “abundance,” we are referring to those things that we actually want in our lives.  In this episode, we discuss this concept as it relates to a chosen mindset, patterns and surroundings we incorporate into our lives.  We talk about a parable of […]

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Ep. 024 Your IMPACT: The Butterfly Effect!

In this episode, we talk at length about the concept of our worth as humans and the very real, tangible and lasting effects of our thoughts, words and actions.  We also talk about the struggles and turns of events that led to Ole Kirk Christiansen starting The Lego Group in 1932.  This is one of […]

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Ep. 023: Why You Are What You Are! (And How to Be Even BETTER!)

In this episode, we cover some ground on how we start in this life as babies and what that meant for us then as well as what it means for us now in terms of what should matter as we continue to develop and grow.  We also cover some topics surrounding our self-view and getting […]

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Ep. 022: Bring Your Own LIGHT (BYOL)!

Light is a source of life and joy in our lives.  In this episode, we talk about the scientific nature of light and how that applies figuratively to us in order to balance our lives and find joy!  We also shared two great stories of others helping lift others and even those who were about […]

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Ep. 021: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 2 of 2)

Setting goals is a crucial centerpiece to have a target and set a path to hit that target or set of targets.  In this episode, we talk about a few stories of people who set their minds to something and the power of the mind in general in terms of how we focus and follow […]

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Ep. 020: Achieving GOALS: Great Expectations! (Part 1 of 2)

Setting goals is a crucial centerpiece to have a target and set a path to hit that target or set of targets.  In this episode, we talk about a few stories of people who set their minds to something and the power of the mind in general in terms of how we focus and follow […]

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Ep. 019: Success & AVOIDING DISTRACTIONS!

In today’s episode, we discuss the nature of distraction and the counterfeits of sensory stimulation as well as what the word “amusement” really means based on its roots.  There are a couple of stories and examples as well as 11 ways we can avoid distractions and stay focused on our end game.  This topic is […]

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Ep. 018: Maximize TIME – Get the Life You Want!

“TIME…the ever-flowing river!” – Jurassic Park The Ride  This episode is all about time, priorities and stepping up our use thereof to really get to the life we want and deserve.  We get what we put into our lives.  This, as always, is all about balance.  It’s not just about work or play or anything […]

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Ep. 017: FREEDOM from Internal & External Chains!

This episode covers various principles and a few stories related to the chains that bind us that are sometimes delusional.  We talk about some analogies related to cars and airplanes.  The bottom line is that we have opportunities to face these chains for what they are and overcome them with simple choices and taking the […]

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Ep. 016: MIND POWER: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself!

In this episode, we share several examples of the immense power of the mind to influence our bodies and surroundings. We also touch on the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza. This book addresses the chemical and physical processes that take place, starting in the mind, to effect change and […]

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Ep. 015: How to “Muscle Through Challenges”

In this episode, we talk at length about the nature of challenges of different sorts that we all face in life.  We talked about Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search For Meaning as well as 10 principles and steps that can be taken to really maximize our response to the various trials of life.  We touched […]

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Ep. 014: Greg McKeown (NY Times Best-Selling Author, Essentialism)

This is our long-awaited interview with none other than New York Times Best-Selling Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown.  This guy is sharp as can be and has some wonderful insights, principles and stories to share with us!  His positive energy and vitality are contagious.  We talked about what self-leadership means […]

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Ep. 013: PATIENT Perseverence!

In this episode, we discuss what it means to be PATIENT while persevering in whatever tasks and goals we are trying to accomplish.  We talk about the meaning of these words and how it all relates to some really inspiring stories and quotes included in this podcast.  Phil also talks at length about loneliness and […]

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Ep. 012: Your Gift: The Key to Your Best Life!

I am a firm believer that every person has valuable gifts to contribute to lifting humanity, including their own individual selves.  In this episode, we will discuss several aspects of these gifts including much of what Steve Harvey said about taking a leap of faith with our gifts so we can soar!  We also cover […]

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Ep. 011: Enjoying the Journey!

Life is a journey whose every experience, pleasant or painful, is an opportunity for positive growth and expansion of joy.  This episode shares some principles and stories about taking the unexpected difficulties and making positive outcomes as much as possible.  This isn’t about just mindlessly being positive; but rather deliberately and intentionally molding our best […]

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Ep. 010: Your Obsession Becomes Your Possession!

The title of Grant Cardone’s book, Be Obsessed or Be Average, speaks for itself.  Everybody obsesses about things whether or not we care to admit it.  The question is how correctly focused those obsessions are when it comes to obtaining the life we desire.  He said in the audiobook, “The greatest YOU… will be discovered far outside your […]

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Ep. 009: Fred Dinkins – Don’t EVER Give Up! (Part 2 of 2)

Fred Dinkins is a world-renowned, Grammy-nominated musician, producer, instructor, motivator and inspiration.  His work ethic is impressive and his desire to lift others as a team player is noble.  Fred has been on “Good Morning America,” HBO and currently is musical director for Deniece Williams (“Let’s Hear it For the Boy” and many other hits). […]

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Ep. 008: Fred Dinkins – Don’t EVER Give Up! (Part 1 of 2)

Fred Dinkins is a world-renowned, Grammy-nominated musician, producer, instructor, motivator and inspiration.  His work ethic is impressive and his desire to lift others as a team player is noble.  Fred has been on “Good Morning America,” HBO and currently is musical director for Deniece Williams (“Let’s Hear it For the Boy” and many other hits). […]

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Ep. 007: Fear – Overcoming It & Using It as a Tool

It has been said that people are motivated in life to either gain pleasure or avoid pain.  Most act to avoid pain and a big part of that is fear.  In this episode, we will talk about David Goggins, an accomplished world record breaker, Navy Seal, and much more!  He taught how our only REAL problem in […]

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Ep. 006: Leo Kanell, Get Hungry, Stay Hungry!

Get hungry, stay hungry!  This may sound a little pushy, but it’s a key central ingredient to achieving and maintaining the things we seek.  Today we also chat with Leo Kanell, CEO of Fundwise Capital, about this very topic and we cover some thoughts based on the book Start With Why as well as Think […]

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Ep. 005: Motivators, Brain Quartet & Overcoming Anxiety

In this episode, we talk a little about Starbucks CEO Howard Schutz’s book Onward and how remembering our reasons why we start is crucial to following through.  We also describe how the “brain quartet” of neurotransmitters function to provide feelings of happiness and joy.  Finally, we cover some ways to overome anxiety.  Enjoy all this […]

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Ep. 004: Elinor Otto, The Last Rosie! (Interview Part 2 of 2)

Elinor Otto has been featured on “Ellen,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show,” “The L.A. Times,” and much more!  Why, you wonder?  She started building airplanes with many other women during World War II while many of the men were off fighting the war.  She continued literally building airplanes throughout her life until the age […]

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Ep. 003: Elinor Otto, The Last Rosie! (Interview Part 1 of 2)

Elinor Otto has been featured on “Ellen,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show,” “The L.A. Times,” and much more!  Why, you wonder?  She started building airplanes with many other women during World War II while many of the men were off fighting the war.  She continued literally building airplanes throughout her life until the age […]

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Ep. 002: My Awakening!

In this episode, Phil Rowson continues what was started in episode 1 and goes on to share how we humans are creators and more profound facts of the universe as they pertain to us.  He tells more of his story of why he’s doing this podcast including some of his own learning experiences from a […]

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Ep. 001: The 7 Pillars of Joy (Happiness & Success)

In this first episode, Phil Rowson explains some of his story and expounds on the 7 Pillars of Joy: 1. Wake Up and Don’t Live Below Your Privileges, 2. Balance, 3. Values, 4. Habits, 5. Get in the Zone, 6. Courage Over Fear, 7. Pleasure/Pain.  We have three collective challenges and touch on several laws of […]

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