083: The Artist’s Journey with Steve Simon

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, today my guest is Steve Simon. By the age of 29, Steve had traveled and studied in 30 countries and worked on three continents as a robotics engineer and management consultant. While on an assignment in Paris, he had a series of experiences that caused him to reexamine his path. He decided to become an artist, move to California, and open his own art gallery. He has since authored seven books of his art.

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082: How Storytelling Can Transform your Business with Corey Blake

Corey Blake is the publisher of Conscious Capitalism Press, and the founder and CEO of Round Table Companies (RTC), whose purpose is to tell the story behind yours. Corey has spent 12 years helping business leaders use storytelling to transform themselves and their organizations. His work with books and graphic novels has yielded numerous independent publishing awards and mentions or features in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wired.

Corey is also the creator of the Vulnerability Wall and the Vulnerability is Sexy card game.

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081: How to Become Unstoppable with 4-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, I’m super excited because my guest on the show today is Ruben González. Ruben is a four-time Olympian who has competed in the men's luge. At the Vancouver Olympics he became the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics in four different decades.

Ruben is also a bestselling author and professional speaker who has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books, including “The Courage to Succeed” and “Becoming Unstoppable” have sold over 100,000 copies and have been translated to over 10 languages.

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080: How to Succeed When You’re a Fish Out of Water with Calvin Wayman

Calvin Wayman is a successful entrepreneur, a TEDx Speaker, and the best-selling author of Fish Out of Water. He’s the host of the podcast Curious with Calvin Wayman, and he stars in the YouTube show Making The Millionaire: where he is documenting his journey to earning his first million dollars. He’s been featured in a variety of magazines, television and radio shows, and podcasts—including Entrepreneur Magazine, EOFire with John Lee Dumas and the Dave Ramsey Show.

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079: Uniting Science and Spiritual Wisdom with Nick Jankel

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest is Nick Jankel. Nick is an award-winning thought leader, author, philosopher, professional speaker, transformation catalyst, leadership futurist, and educator. Nick has been a leadership lecturer at Yale & Oxford, a contributor to The Economist and The Guardian, and a recurring thinker on BBC TV and the BBC World Service.

He is an advisor and coach to C-Suite leaders at organizations like HSBC, Kellogg’s, and Unilever. He has had articles published in the Financial Times about his work and invites to No.10 Downing Street to advise incoming prime ministers.

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078: Networking Beyond Bias with Amy Waninger

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, today my guest on the podcast is Amy Waninger. Amy works with organizations that want to build diverse leadership pipelines. She is the author of Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career and Network Like a CHAMP Networking Activity Journal. She is a Professional Member of National Speakers Association and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.

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077: Slow down. Do less. Get more done.

Hey there Hell Yes Entrepreneurs. This week's solo episode is all about exploring how we can slow down, do less, and yet still get more done. Tune in to the episode to learn more.  

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076: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes (The Book) with Gregg Clunis

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, this week my guest on the podcast is author and podcaster Gregg Clunis. Gregg  is an entrepreneur and content creator. He is the host and author of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a podcast, book, and community dedicated towards bridging the gap between the knowledge of what to do, and the act of doing it. To date, the Tiny Leaps podcast has been downloaded more than 5 million times and is streamed in over 150 countries around the world.

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075: Financial Freedom

On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the theme of financial freedom. Is it possible to do work you love and feel passionate about AND make an abundant living? I won't pretend to have all the answers, but let's start the conversation about what's possible for us in 2019. 

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074: Tracking Wonder and Fostering Delight with Jeffrey Davis

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, I'm excited to bring you my first interview episode of the year. My first guest of 2019 is Jeffrey Davis. Jeffrey is the CEO & Creative Director of Tracking Wonder, a boutique consultancy that equips leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations to have exponential impact by branding with integrity from the inside-out.

Jeffrey is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, The Creativity Post, and Thrive Global, and is the author of several books, including the nonfiction book on creativity, The Journey from the Center to the Page.

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073: Take the plunge in 2019

Greetings and Happy New Year Hell Yes Entrepreneurs! Welcome to the first episode of the Hell Yes Entrepreneur podcast of 2019. In this episode, I catch you up to date about what's going on over here at Hell Yes Life, including plans and upcoming events and workshops in 2019. I also give you an update about a few things from my personal life, and share with you my New Year's Day adventure, doing the Polar Plunge! 

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072: How a life-changing event led to an awakening for Home Franchise Concepts CEO Shirin Behzadi

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest on the podcast is Shirin Behzadi. Shirin is the CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), one of the world’s largest franchise businesses. HFC’s three brands include Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and Concrete Craft. Under Shirin’s leadership, the company has seen a 71% increase in sales since 2015 and is on track to reach $700 million in systemwide sales in 2018.

As an entrepreneur herself and mother of two, Shirin has dedicated her life to helping franchisees including “Momtrepreneurs,” enterprising Millennials, veterans and boomers, realize their financial and personal dreams.

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071: How to Authentically Connect with Influencers with Rise25 Cofounder John Corcoran

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest on the podcast is John Corcoran. John is one of the co-founders of Rise25, a company that helps conference organizers and software companies increase engagement, revenues, and referrals through VIP events. John is also the creator of Smart Business Revolution and the Smart Business Revolution podcast and he has written for Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The San Francisco Chronicle. He is also a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California.

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070: How to Master the Power of Productivity with Matthew Wilson

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, get ready to geek out on productivity tips, because today my guest on the Hell Yes Life podcast is Matthew Wilson, the founder of 3x5goals.com.

Matthew has spent more than 10 years studying the principles behind effectively managing time, being productive and working toward the achievement of goals. He has tried a variety of different methods but found them complicated and overwhelming. One day he picked up a 3x5 card and decided that if it didn’t fit on there, it wasn’t important.

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069: Why I created the Hell Yes 10, a Quest-Driven Mastermind for Hell Yes Entrepreneurs

In this short solo episode, learn about my new exciting offering for Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, the Hell Yes 10, a 90-Day gamified, quest-based mastermind group for purpose-driven entrepreneurs that will help you expand your impact and win the biggest quest of your life.

If you’ve got a major business quest you want to complete in 90 days, and you think you’ve got what it takes to be a member of the Hell Yes 10, then visit hellyes10.com to learn more and apply to join the group.

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068: The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives That Fuel Every Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning

Hell Yes Entrepreneurs, I’m excited because today my guest is Matt Brauning. Matt is a best-selling author, speaker, seminar leader and a master trainer of NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming).

Matt was a self-made millionaire by the age of 25. He is the founder of Evolution Seminars and has spoken and taught all over the world on the subjects of Leadership, Communication, and Presentation Skills.

He hosts The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur podcast, was mentored by Tony Robbins, and was filmed in the movie “The Journey” with Brian Tracy and Bob Proctor, and consults with fortune 100 companies on Leadership.

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067: What is a Hell Yes Entrepreneur?

Hey there Hell Yes Lifers. On today’s solo episode of Hell Yes Life (the first of Season 3), I talk about why I’ve decided to focus the podcast on a specific target audience: Hell Yes Entrepreneurs.

We’ll talk about what it means to be a Hell Yes Entrepreneur, some of the key characteristics, as well as some of the challenges we face as “HYEs”. I’ll also give you some examples of guests I’ve had on the show who fit the HYE profile (hint: just about all of them do).

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066: How to Live the Bucketlist Lifestyle with Chase Boehringer

Hey there Hell Yes Lifers, I’m excited to share with you my first interview episode of Season 3 of the Hell Yes Life podcast (now coming to you in both audio and video). My special guest is Chase Boehringer, founder of The Bucketlist LifestyleChase is great guy who went from crippling depression to travelling the world and checking off the boxes of his own bucket list. He’s now a world traveler, world record holder, and he’s even appeared (and won) on the Price is Right!

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063: Black Panther, Elon Musk, and the Power of Creative Visioning

This week on the HYL podcast, we talk about the power of creative visioning, and I offer up a few examples. First, I tell you a bit about a vision board I recently completed and what it includes. (See the link to a video that shows you how to do it yourself below, and check out the image on the episode page to see my vision board.)

I then talk a bit about a few examples of visioning I've seen out in the world over the past few weeks - one was at the Black Panther movie, a second has to do with Elon Musk's rocket launch a few weeks ago, and the third is related to something school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez said in her speech last week.

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062: Why Stories Are Killing Us…And How They Can Save Us

Listen in as I break down how stories are screwing with your brain, manipulating your attention, and ruining your life. Oh, and by the way, they can save us too! 🙂

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061: A Few Thoughts on The Last Jedi

Today on the HYL Podcast, I'm chiming in, somewhat belatedly, on the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. As you may or may not be aware, this movie has sparked a lot of diverse opinions, with some people saying they thought it was the best Star Wars movie ever while others are saying this movie marks the death of the new trilogy and Star Wars in general. 

As a life-long Star Wars fan, I couldn't resist adding my two cents to the pile, so take a listen to my thoughts about the movie, plus my recommendation about the one thing I think you should do if you hated The Last Jedi (or any other creative work for that matter).

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060: Why You Need to Set Boundaries with Crazymakers

In this episode, I talk about a topic that I have discovered (over the course of recording this episode) that I am passionate about, and that topic is...well, if you read the title of the episode, you know what the topic is: Crazymakers and how to set boundaries with them. In truth, we only start to touch on the actual boundary-setting piece, but I think this is a good primer on a topic I'll likely return to again in the future.

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059: On Finding Your Voice

Today on the podcast I wax rhapsodic on the topic of finding one's voice...or more specifically, my voice. Why are we doing what we're doing? Is it to get more likes or followers? Or is it because it's what we really think or care about? Are we asking ourselves the dream-killing question "What will they think of me?" or are we asking: "What do I think of me? What do I want to do? What do I love?

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058: Lessons from the Sh*tstorm

On today's episode, I check in with an update about the family crisis I'm in the midst of that caused me to pause the podcast at the beginning of November. Over the course of this rather long, rambling episode, I also talk about some of the lessons I've learned so far from going through one of the most challenging times in my life. 

Toward the end, I go over the parameters of this "Season 2" of the podcast (Short version: I'm in Minimum Viable Podcast mode, and the only rule is, there are no rules.)

The overall theme of this season of the podcast is: Adversity, so please feel free to send me your stories about how you faced or overcame adversity and the lessons you learned.

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057: Hitting the Pause Button

This week on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I announce that I'm going on hiatus for awhile, and leave you with some  thoughts on what it means to live a Hell Yes Life to ponder during the break. Thank you for a great first season of the podcast,  and see you in 2018!

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How to Rise From the Ashes and Transform Your Life with Giovanna Capozza

Giovanna Capozza is my guest on the Hell Yes Life podcast this week. Giovanna is a Master Life Coach, Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence Educator and Mind/Body Expert. She began her spiritual and personal development journey over 20 years ago and now acts as a catalyst for the transformation of the mind and the belief systems that hold you back and sabotage your life, relationships and businesses.

In 2013 Giovanna shifted her focus to work predominantly with women who are ready to start playing a bigger game and living a bigger life.

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How to Make Enemies with the Present Moment (and 2 Ways to Stop)

This week on the Hell Yes Life podcast, I'm doing another blogisode. It's called "How to Make enemies with the Present Moment, and 2 Ways to Stop. Feel free to listen to the episode, read the post below....or both! We'll be back next week with another interview episode.

How to Make Enemies with the Present Moment (And 2 Ways To Stop)

Here's the thing about deciding to pursue your dreams: As soon as you do, you may well find yourself making enemies with your present circumstances.

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Lessons from Little Ones with Nick Britton

Nick Britton, author of Lessons from the Little Ones is my guest this week on the Hell Yes Life podcast. Nick has held many positions in his life –he is a former football player and military academy graduate—but he says his one of his favorite jobs has been as a preschool teacher.

Listen in to my conversation with Nick as we discuss what children can teach us and how we can access the positive innate childlike qualities like spontaneity, determination, presence, and curiosity that are inside all of us.

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053: 3 Steps to an Intentional Life with Diane Forster

Diane Forster is an intentional living expert and the best-selling author of “I Have Today: Find Your Passion, Purpose and Smile…Finally!” She is the Founder of “I Have Today” focused on helping women live empowered, fulfilling lives through books, digital programs, speaking, live events, coaching, mentoring, and webinars. 

Diane is also a certified coach, mentor, and mastermind facilitator in NLP. She works with clients privately on their professional and personal goals, with High Level Mastermind Groups, and with Couples to “fix” their marriage.

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052: How to Awaken Your Creative Consciousness with Breaking Into Brilliance Author Lynn Singer

Note: Click here to access my bonus interview with Lynn Singer about the process she went through to create her multi-media project, Breaking Into Brilliance.

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest is Lynn Singer. Lynn is an actress, renowned voiceover professional and voice coach, and also the author of a new one-of-a-kind multimedia project called Breaking Into Brilliance: An Awakening of Creative Consciousness.

Lynn describes Breaking Into Brilliance as an interactive, animated, emotional, online experience masquerading as a book.

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051: Spreading Positivity through PEAR Cards – with Nathan Anderson and Matthew Roberts

Note: Click here to access my bonus interview with Nathan and Matthew about the key factors to keep in mind when launching a Kickstarter campaign.

Today my guests on the Hell Yes Life podcast are Nathan Anderson and Matthew Roberts. Nathan and Matthew are the founders of PEAR cards, and PEAR stands for Positive Engagement and Response.

Nathan and Matthew created PEAR cards, a card-based activity for families, friends, coworkers, classrooms, or any social situation to help create positive communication.

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050: 7 Inspiring Stories from the First 50 Episodes of HYL

Hello Hell Yes Lifers and welcome to episode 50 of the Hell Yes Life podcast!

To celebrate our 50th episode, I have put together a collection of some of my favorite stories from the first 49 episodes. All of these stories are about turning point moments where the teller faced some sort of challenge and learned something from it.

In this episode, you’ll hear stories from Quito Keutla, Peter Feysa, Felice Cohen, Kathy Tuccaro, Dave Sanderson, Cathy O’Dowd and Chris Ballew.

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049: From the Presidents to Caspar Babypants: How Chris Ballew Found His True Calling as a Children’s Singer

In this episode of the Hell Yes Life, I speak with Chris Ballew as he recalls his meeting with Madonna while performing in the band The Presidents Of The United States of America. Chris talks about his experiences with Beck, in both performing and learning from the singer songwriter. Chris discusses The Beatles and their influence on his own career, how he dealt with fame and popularity, as well as how he went from famous rock star to children’s singer songwriter.

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048: The Ego’s Code: Understand the Truth Behind Your Negativity with Clayton John Ainger

Hell Yes Lifers, today my guest is Clayton John Ainger.

Clayton is a six-time award-winning author of the book, The Ego’s Code: Understand the Truth Behind Your Negativity. In the book, Clayton explores the spiritual reasons for negativity, its purpose and where it comes from. He explains the effect on the physical body, the mind, and how it impacts on your life. Based in the United Kingdom, Clayton is also an internationally recognized psychic medium, spiritual teacher and spiritual coach.

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047: The Road Out of Victim Town

[Today's episode is a blogisode - a podcast episode based on a blog post. You can feel free to listen to the episode, read the post below, or both!]


I'm having a William S. Burroughs moment, or something like that but without the psilocybin.

I am holed up in a motel in Anaheim California and I am in the midst of writing my first book in the next five hours or bust.

I just heated up some water for coffee in the microwave I just had a screamfest in the bathroom when I discovered a rather large cockroach in the bathtub.

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046: How Can I Help You?

This week, we're doing something a bit different. Instead of the usual Tuesday interview episode, I'm checking in with an update about the show and my recent trip to Anaheim, California for the Podcast Movement 2017 conference. I then pose an important question to YOU, my treasured and valued HYL listener. 

And heck, I guess I'm going to blow the suspense in case you don't want to listen but still are interested in offering feedback. The question is: "How can I help you?" I'd love to hear from you, dear listener, so please email me at hellyeslife (at) gmail.com and let me know who you are, what you're up to, what you're struggling with and how I might be able to help you.

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045: How Tiny Leaps Can Lead to Big Changes with Gregg Clunis

Gregg Clunis is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and consultant and the host of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a top-ranked podcast that is focused on making personal development simple and, as Gregg says, “less ‘fluffy’”. In Gregg’s own words: “Personal development has become about saying things that sound nice, but aren’t rooted in any practicality. I started this podcast as a response to what I felt was a rotting personal development industry. Since then it’s grown into a larger community of people around the world who want to change their lives but realize it will take one step at a time to get there.”

On the episode, we talk about:

· How and why Gregg dove into the world of podcasting

· Why he thinks just talking about finding your passion and the work you love can be dangerous

· How he decided to create a podcast that focuses on the day-to-day things we can do to improve our lives

· Why he thinks the personal development industry can be elitist and that personal development itself is “just your life”

· Plus a HYL exclusive announcement about an exciting development in Gregg’s life.

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044: Mastering the Craft of Creativity with Comedian Bob Stromberg

Bob Stromberg travels continually performing his very unique blend of original story, standup and shtick. His work has leftlasting impressions on Fortune 500 companies, raised multimillions for nonprofits,garnered literary and theater awards and broken box office recordsin the US and Europe. The London Times said “ He’s a genuinely funny man”.The Chicago Sun Times called him, “… a mesmerizing physical comedian.”

Bob has joined a very small group of elite artists who have stayed prolific and profitably busy for over forty years.

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043: How to Achieve Financial Freedom with Tim Rhode of 1 Life Fully Lived

Tim Rhode is the founder of 1 Life Fully Lived, an organization he says he created in order to change the lives of millions of people across the planet by offer a hand up, instead of a handout. 

Tim says he got off to a slow start in life. He barely graduated from high school, and never went to college. At 25, Tim was a part-time grocery clerk and he also painted addresses on people’s curbs so he could buy diapers for his kids.

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042: How a 65-foot Wave Changed Brenna Hindman’s Life (HYL Stories #1)

Hell Yes Lifers, today I’m offering up a new kind of episode. It’s called HYL Stories. I had a conversation with Brenna Hindman a few weeks ago and she told me a story about a boat trip that completely changed her perspective on life. I thought it might be worth sharing her story with you. So for this episode, Brenna tells her story, and then I ask some questions afterward. Please go to the contact page on HellYesLife.com and let me know what you think of this format.

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041: #MyDreamIs: How Tay and Val Inspired Thousands to Follow Their Dreams

Award-winning filmmakers, Tay and Val left successful media careers, closed their production company in Singapore, wrapped work on their nationally televised television series P.S. I’m Sorry, and set off to travel the world by bicycle for a documentary project to inspire dreams.

Six years, three continents, more than 400 public talks and national radio and TV appearances in twelve countries, and 2 TEDx talks later, Tay and Val settled in the Pacific Northwest and became City Artists of Seattle.

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040: Your Hell Yes Relationship: How to Move from Selfish to Sacred with Kendra Cunov

Today my guest on the podcast is teacher and coach Kendra Cunov. Rich Litvin, Author of “The Prosperous Coach” calls Kendra one of the most powerful coaches & leaders he knows.

Kendra Cunov has been teaching, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating & Integral Circling for the last fifteen years. She works with organizations, leaders & coaches and has consulted for companies such as Genentech & is currently on staff for 4PC, an elite mastermind for the top 4% of coaches in the world, which was founded by Rick Litvin.

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039: How Origami Artist Ross Symons Attracted 100k+ Instagram Followers, One Fold at a Time

Ross Symons is an origami artist who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Three years ago, Ross was working in a 9-to-5 job as a website developer, and he was miserable. He decided to dedicate the entire year of 2014 to improving his origami skills and sharing it with world. That’s when he started his popular Instagram account, where he folded and posted a different origami figure every day of the year. He increased his following on this account from just 120 to over 100,000 in under 18 months.

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038: Finish the Sandwich

On this FreeFormMonday (FFM) episode, we talk about the theme of finishing what you start. I talk about a strange habit I noticed last year when I was working with a coach and the mantra I started using to break the habit. I also talk about one of the big practices I've used to increase the likelihood that I'll finish a project.

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037: From Nepal with Love: How Jeff Rasley Found a Life of Adventure and Service in the Himalaya

Jeff Rasley is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete who has trekked or climbed in the India-Nepal Himalayas almost every year since 1995. He is author of nine books including "India - Nepal Himalayas In the Moment" and "Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal". Jeff is president of the Basa Village Foundation, which funds culturally sensitive development in Nepal. He is also U.S. liaison for the Himalayan expedition company Adventure GeoTreks Ltd.

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036: On the Grateful Dead, having fun, taking small steps, and more

In today's episode (FreeFormFriday #3) I talk about my recent and unexpected fascination with the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's outlook on life, where his top priority was having fun. But first, I discuss some recent steps I've taken toward my Hell Yes dream of being a professional speaker.

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035: From Finance to Founding Tough Girl Challenges: Why Sarah Williams Chose a Life of Adventure

Today my guest is Sarah Williams. Sarah is the host of the the Tough Girl Podcast. After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah quit her job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and going skiing. She used this time to help her decide what she wanted to do with her life. Not long after, she launched her podcast.

Sarah says the mission of the podcast is motivate and inspire women and girls.

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