Author/Entrepreneur James Clear writes the hugely popular blog, JamesClear.com, in which he talks about the habits of human potential. We discuss the habits and rituals of athletes, artists, and business leaders to tease out the common characteristics that make these people the best at what they do. We also discuss James' new book Atomic Habits which outlines proven frameworks for improving ourselves every day.
Decorated US Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served in Afghanistan and Iraq where he led assault forces in over 40 combat missions. Redman is brutally honest about his struggles to learn how to be an effective leader, yet that effort pales in comparison to the story of his critical wounding in 2007. His team was ambushed, and he was struck by machine-gun fire at point-blank range in the face. This show traces the evolution of a modern warrior and a man who has come to embody the...
Ryan Hawk is a student, teacher, and practitioner of leadership and performance excellence. He started with a career as an NFL quarterback and now has shifted that mentality to the business world as host of his hit podcast, The Learning Leader Show. The show focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world. He shares the commonalities of sustained excellence of the world's foremost thought leaders. Ryan is a sought-after public speaker, an accomplished writer, and a...
This episode is a CLASSIC. Noel "Razor” Smith committed over 200 armed bank robberies and spent more than thirty years in prison. He had 58 convictions, and was given eight life sentences and 80 years to be served concurrently. He spent the majority of his adult life in prison. He was a bad man. Today he is a best-selling author. Noel shares his wisdom learned from living inside the criminal world, lessons that we can apply outside in leadership, focus and strategy. True gold!
Matthew Pollard is a consultant, author, and entrepreneur who helps small business owners end the overwhelm and stress of running their company. In this show, we talk about ways to supercharge your sales, gain more customers, and stay true to your mission. Matthew offers some great marketing tools, including his new venture Aussie Speakers USA, that brings the best Australian speakers to the USA.
Benjamin Spall is the co-founder of the blog, mymorningroutine.com, and author of the best-selling book, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. In the book, he interviews today’s most talented creatives and business people who share their secrets on what they do first thing in the morning for greater energy, focus, and calm. Benjamin is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. In this episode, he shares with us why rituals are popular and the secrets we can...
Bernadette Schwerdt is a recognised authority in online marketing and the author of "How To Build An Online Business: Australia’s Top Digital Disruptors Reveal Their Secrets For Launching and Growing an Online Business." Bernadette also coaches business owners on how to be outstanding speakers and copywriters. As a commentator for ABC TV, BRW, B & T, The Australian Financial Review and Sky News, Bernadette is the go-to person for online marketing, sales and promotion.
Evette Cordy is as an adventurous problem finder, so much so that she named her book "Cultivating Curiosity." Evette promotes businesses growth by showing us the way to breakthrough innovations. She is a registered psychologist with a thorough understanding of consumer behaviour. Evette has facilitated new thinking in companies and industries in every sector. Curiosity is key, and here we discover the what, why and how.
Dr Simon Marshall is a world-class sports psychologist, and his wife Lesley Peterson is a world champion athlete. Lesley is known as one of the most mentally tough professional athletes competing, and Simon knows why. Together they are the driving force behind Braveheart Coaching and co-authors of a terrific book, "The Brave Athlete." It solves the 13 most common mental problems we face in our everyday training for the race of life.
Dermot Crowley, the founder of Adapt Productivity, is one of Australia's most recognised thought leaders on personal productivity. His focus is on helping busy executives manage their time, priorities, and email in the modern workplace. Dermot is the bestselling author of "Smart Work" and recently released "Smart Teams." His training and coaching programs change behaviours, leverage the effectiveness of teams, and help use the power of technology positively.
Louise Karch has been described as a cross between a Harvard professor and Bette Midler in sensible shoes. Louise helps people and organisations outperform. She thinks, writes and speaks about performance and branding. Louise ensures that a business of any size, in any category breaks out instead of blends in.
Tofe Evans is a young man who has had a wild ride due to mental health struggles, depression and hardship. His remedy to adversity? To attack it with resilience and endurance. Amongst a long list of accomplishments, Tofe ran forty endurance races in a year, ran the 60km ultramarathon on Mt Everest, and did both a 12- and 24-hr treadmill challenge. Learn the mindset of resilience and grit from someone who takes it to the edge day in and day out.
As a kid, Tom Foxley was diagnosed with a heart condition that doctors said could kill him. That news turned Tom into a weak, timid 14-year-old. This lasted until at age 17 a college professor read an extract from a book. The extract flipped how Tom viewed the world and himself. He learned to embrace intensity and discomfort. Tom changed his life by mastering his mindset. He joined an elite branch of the British Military before setting up Inner Athlete Performance Camps and Mindset RX'd...
Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box Of Crayons, a company that works with world-leading businesses to help them do less good work and more great work. He teaches the 10-minute coaching model to busy managers to help build stronger teams and get better results. Michael is a successful author and has written for Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes and The Huffington Post. In this show, we discuss business achievement, productivity and how we can all be better leaders and coaches in...
Bronnie Ware is the author of the best-selling memoir The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying. It has been read by over a million people worldwide. Bronnie sat by the bedsides of terminally ill people for years, and today teaches us how to ensure we don't create those regrets ourselves. Bronnie's new book Bloom is an amazing read. The pain and incredible challenge Bronnie went through after becoming an international best-selling author has to be read to be believed.
The name Eddie Aikau is folklore for generations of Hawaiians. Eddie was the first official lifeguard at Waimea Bay, on Oahu’s North Shore. During his time as a lifeguard, Eddie Aikau rescued over 500 people with not one life lost. He often risked his life, braving waves over 30 feet high. The brave, selfless Hawaiian died attempting to save his crew stranded at sea. This week we speak to Eddie’s brother, Soloman, and pay tribute to his life.
Justin Ehrlich is a life and health coach helping people cultivate and integrate their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. A longtime practitioner of classical Chinese medicine and student of Daoism, Justin believes the mystical practices of the ancients are relevant in the modern world. The ancients were the original biohackers, and he has devoted his life to sharing just how sound their practices can be. His mission is to help people heal their body and mind with methods drawn from...
This week we get in the ring with Olympic boxing medalist Tony Jefferies who went undefeated in his professional career and has gone on to create his gym brand Box 'N Burn. His gym is the number one gym in California and the number two gym in the United States. In and out of the ring, Tony has had to keep the fighter's mindset. We go toe to toe with a terrific guy who is winning the fight of life.
New York-based performance coach, Lauren Handel Zander, will help you get what you want out of life. The author of "Maybe It’s You: Cut The Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life" works with Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, and professors to help create real, actionable change. Lauren created a no-bullshit style of life coaching, addressing common problems people come to her with, and showing why lying is the worst thing you can do to yourself.
Bryan Falchuk is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and corporate executive. What’s more, Bryan is having a great time. His book "Do A Day" helps people to overcome challenges and achieve their goals and dreams. Bryan spent most of his life obese and riddled with anxiety until he discovered how to break free from his unhealthy habits. The approach is "Do A Day." Bryan likes to say, people don’t change, lives do.