In this first edition of what I'm calling FreeFormFriday, I talk about the ideas of creative distraction and cutting to the chase, as well as doing little things to have fun and come alive throughout your day. Are you busying yourself with things that really don't matter because you're secretly avoiding the big, risky thing that could really move things forward? Have you given up some of the fun things you used to do because you've decided "I'm too old for that" or some other excuse?
Kathy Tuccaro is the author of the upcoming book “Dream Big! Overcoming a Lifetime of Trauma and Abuse That Led to Dreams of Success.” In addition to being a motivational speaker and author, Kathy works full time as a heavy equipment operator, and part of her job is to drive THE BIGGEST TRUCK IN THE WORLD! She drives a 400-ton Caterpillar truck up in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada. (Check out the picture below of Kathy and this truck.
Today on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I’m excited to have as my guest animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca. Carlyn is animal-human health expert, speaker and author of the brand new book “Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life.” Carlyn is a former film editor and she has worked on such classic movies as "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "Three Men and a Little Lady".
Today my guest is Nick Loper, who is the host of the Side Hustle Show. Nick’s podcast has been one of the top 5 shows I’ve listened to over the past few years as I’ve started down the road toward podcasting and online entrepreneurship, so I’m excited to have him on the show!
Through his podcast, Nick helps people earn money outside of their day job. He's an author, online entrepreneur, and life-long student in the game of business.
In this solo episode, we discuss Step 3 of the 5-Step Hell Yes Life Process: Build Your Hell Yes Day. Now that we've identified our Hell Yes in Step 1 and created our Hell Yes cringeworthy vision in Step 2, it's time to look at how we work our Hell Yes into our daily lives. We take a look at one of the most important things you can do to set yourself up for a Hell Yes Day - develop a morning routine.
This week my guest is Dawn Armstrong, the founder of Live Your Great Big Life. Dawn, who is otherwise known as the “Possibility Ninja”, has spent the last 15 years cultivating leaders and creating thriving communities with elite athletes, scientists, teachers, teens and most recently as a mentor life coach. Dawn is an athlete, biochemist, educator, leadership guru, disruptive speaker, adrenalin junkie and mother of two. A former teacher, Dawn saw an opportunity to create programs that would build courage, confidence and creativity in people and she went for it.
Maura Sweeney is an author, Huffington Post contributor, international speaker, podcaster and creator of the Foundations of Happiness eCourse. She is also the trademarked Ambassador of Happiness, a title she earned pursuing her own Hell Yes Life, starting in her 50's. Now Maura shares her "Living Happy - Inside Out" mantra through books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts. Combining reflective questions and insightful stories, Maura helps individuals find their voice, entrepreneurs develop their brand and leaders emerge into their most authentic, influential and highest versions of self. She loves speaking on topics like influence, leadership, emotional intelligence and authenticity.
Hell Yes Lifers, I have created a special “JLD on HYL” Power Pack PDF, which includes a transcript of my interview, a list of key takeaways, and information on how to receive 10% off the price of JLD’s Mastery Journal. Download it now!
John Lee Dumas of the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast is my special guest today. On his podcast, John interviews today’s most inspiring entrepreneurs seven days a week. Since John launched EOFire in 2012, he has put out over 1600 episodes and has interviewed today’s top entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Tim Ferriss.
Today my guest is Robert Galinsky. Robert is a public speaking coach, spoken word artist, playwright, activist and, as he describes himself, a town crier. He currently teaches teenagers at Rikers Island Jail through the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens program and through GalinskyCoaching.com, and he is the founder of the Galinsky Vounteer Vanguard.
He is the Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen and TEDxFultonStreet and he is a contributing editor for the new site The Fresh Toast.
In this episode of the mini-series, "5 Steps to a Hell Yes Life", we move on to Step 2, creating our Hell Yes Vision, or as I Iike to call it, your "cringeworthy vision" - a vision so big, it makes you cringe to think about sharing it with other people. You've heard me ask my guests what their cringeworthy vision is. Now it's YOUR turn. Once you listen to the episode and write for 10 minutes on your vision, I dare you to head over to the Hell Yes Life Facebook group and post your cringeworthy vision.
Felice Cohen is the author of “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or More)” which came about after a YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio went viral. According to Felice 90 Lessons is a want-to guide motivating others to “live large” in any sized space. Felice writes the blog “Living Large in Any Space” and has been a professional organizer for 20 years.
Felice is also the author of “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. The book has been endorsed by author and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel and has sold 30,000 copies around the world.
Musician Ed Roman is definitely living a Hell Yes Life, and he’s doing it his way.
Ed is a getting-dirt-under-your-fingernails kind of guy. Raised on a farm in Ontario, Canada, one of his favorite sayings is “dirty hands make clean money.” Ed has learned how to unplug from online life and get out into three-dimensional world to do tactile things like gardening.
“It’s not what you believe. It’s what you do.” That’s what Ed’s grandmother taught him, and he lives by that credo to this day.
Lisa Cherry Beaumont is a Life Purpose Coach, Workshop Leader, and Author of bestselling book Life Purpose Alchemy: Discover what fulfils you and do what you love for a living. Using her unique 6-step system, Lisa helps people who are stuck doing work they don’t love, and those who find themselves hopping from one frustrating business to the next, to understand what’s meaningful to them so they can do work or create a business that makes them happy and keeps them motivated.
Today my guest is entrepreneur Tom Schwab. Tom founded Interview Valet, which is a business that connects podcast hosts with podcast guests. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. He then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.
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On this episode you'll learn:
- Why Tom thinks we should wake up every morning saying "Hell Yes!"
- How you can achieve real job security while working on your passion.
In this first episode of my new mini-series, "5 Steps to a Hell Yes Life", we start with what may sound like an obvious step: Finding your Hell Yes.
We talk about some of the mental barriers that may be holding you back from doing the excavation work needed to find your Hell Yes, and how you can overcome those barriers using a simple plan.
I have created a simple guide to accompany this episode, which you can download here on the episode page.
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Today my guest is Doug Piotter. Doug is the author of the memoir “Fixed: Dope sacks, dye packs, and the long welcome back.” I’ve known Doug for the past couple of years, and it’s been great to watch his Hell Yes journey develop.
Doug’s self published book is a memoir about his challenging past – He grew up in a dysfunctional family, which led to addiction, which led to a life of crime, and that led to 10 years in prison.
Go behind the scenes of the Hell Yes Life podcast in this solo episode as I give you an update about how the podcast is going so far, how it started, what I did to get it off the ground, what's happened since, and what's coming up next.
On the show, you'll learn:
- How I launched the Hell Yes Life podcast, and which video series I used to set up my podcast.
- What obstacles I ran into as I prepared for the launch.
Cynthia M. Ruiz is an author, professor, commissioner, inspirational speaker and leadership expert. She is half Latina and half Cherokee, and she decided to write a book based on her Cherokee heritage. It’s called Cherokee Wisdom: 12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader. She wrote the book because she realized the wisdom she gained from her ancestors was missing today and could be applied to many of today’s modern dilemmas.
Cynthia has received over 50 awards and accolades for her leadership and service to the city of Los Angeles.
Peter Feysa is a seminar leader, transformation coach, filmmaker, and the owner of Conquer Any Fear Coaching Systems. Before moving to Seattle, Peter worked as a DNA biologist at Central Washington University. He is also a film director, and has made over 20 short films.
I met Peter a couple of years ago at a storytelling workshop in Vancouver BC. We then both went on to compete as finalists at the Seattle-wide Toastmasters competition in 2015.
Brendan Ramsey is great example of someone who is on the road to his Hell Yes. He still has a day job, but it seems like every spare moment outside of work, he’s behind a camera, looking to get his next great shot. Brendan first started snapping photos around 1983 with his parents’ Kodak Instamatic. Then, on his 14th birthday, his parents bought him his first camera of his own – a Ricoh KR-5 SLR 35mm film camera.
Stacey Tucker is a successful entrepreneur, teacher, author and parent, and the creator of The Bodhi Tree and Stacey, a business that encompasses mindfulness practices for all ages. Stacy works with adults in a mindful coaching practice, and with children through creating stories and guided meditations that encourage children to use their imaginations to discover their own inner calm and tranquility.
On the show, you’ll learn:
- What Stacey spontaneously said in the 10th grade when asked what she was going to do with her life.
In this episode, you’ll learn why this is called the Hell Yes Life podcast as I tell you my origin story.
On the show, you’ll learn:
- What two words I used as my campaign slogan for student council.
- What happened in the middle of my speech that nearly sunk me, and why it didn’t.
- What happened on the worst day of my life.
- Which cities and countries I called home when I lived abroad for seven years.
By the time he was 30, Quito Keutla had made over a million dollars in the real estate market. But the crash of 2008 wiped out everything. Quito tells us a moving story of his lowest moment and what he did to turn his life around. He also shares how this crisis led him down the path to new and unexpected career avenues.
On the show, you’ll learn:
- How Quito first discovered his passion for inspiring and motivating others.
Beth Buelow is a professional coach, podcaster, speaker, and author of “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms”, which was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2015 by Inc.com. She has contributed to articles in The Wall Street Journal, Success Magazine, Inc, Entrepreneur, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today, among others, and her Introvert Entrepreneur podcast was named a Top 25 business podcast by Entrepreneur.com.
On the show, you’ll learn:
- The eight words Beth loves to hear after she’s asked someone a question.
On this first episode of the podcast, we’ll talk about what you can expect from the show, both with our interview episodes and solo episodes. We’ll also discuss a bit about who you are, and how you might benefit from listening to the show and connecting with the HYL community at hellyeslife.com. But first, we’ll start out with a quote by civil rights activist Howard Thurman that sums up what this show is all about.
(Note: I mention in the episode that I'll be telling my Hell Yes origin story in episode 2.