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Joshua Spodek Cracks the Leadership Code - #20

Today might be our most important episode ever. That’s because we’re going to talk about leadership. Few things are as impactful in our life as good leadership – be it at work, in our personal lives, on the sports field – whatever the domain is. Good leadership has the potential to produce so much positive change that it’s impossible for us to ignore it anymore. Our guest today is Joshua Spodek - bestselling author, podcast host, and NYU professor. We'll be discussing leadership in...


Tom Schwab Explains Why Podcast Guesting Will Generate Sales & Expand Your Brand - #19

I sit down with Tom Schwab - navy veteran and one of the best online marketers I know. We discuss online marketing techniques, as well as how being a podcast guest can lead to a huge boost in our business and brand. If you want to build leads for your business, expand your brand's impact and footprint, or just learn about what it takes to be successful in online marketing, then don't miss this episode! In today’s episode, Tom Schwab and I discuss: Why online marketing is so important to...


Discover How You Can Build A Love That Lasts With Your Spouse Or Partner

I sit down with Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski - positive psychology experts and authors of the just released, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. I'm so excited about this interview because I think it has the chance to be one of our most impactful episodes yet. Just about all of us know someone struggling in a relationship or marriage. It could be a friend, it could be a family member, or maybe even us. Our relationships are so...


Everything You Need To Know About Coaching - #17

One of the best decisions I've ever made has been to hire a coach. When I set out to create and launch my own podcast, I knew that I could accelerate my growth and maximize my potential if I hired an experienced coach. And guess what? 17 episodes since I launched, I'm having the time of my life. The podcast is super successful - helping people to thrive and live better lives. It's time to take action! If there is something you've been dying to achieve but have struggled to accomplish -...


Learn How To Build Your Innovation Chops - #16

"From my house to the White House." - Tyson Weinert When my next guest, Tyson Weinert, talks about innovation - I listen. That's because he has a long and successful track record of teaching innovation. He's equipped individuals and organizations with the tools of innovation across a variety of domains. He even had the honor of helping the first lady - Michelle Obama - using human centered design methods to help develop the Joining Forces Program led by Michelle Obama. You may be...


Episode #15: Build Your Thriving Community With Maryland Governor Candidate Alec Ross

Our first interview of the year just might be our most important. That's because I speak with Alec Ross - a 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate, New York Times best selling author, tech entrepreneur and former senior advisor on Innovation, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This conversation is different from our previous interviews because we focus on community and other people. In particular, Alec and I talk about how we can create thriving communities that are stronger ... that...


New Years Special - Review of 2017 & Sneak Peak of 2018!

Today is a special day for us. It’s our 14th episode of the Next Year Now Podcast and it’s also the start of the new year. New Year’s is a time for resolutions – things we want to do, things we want to accomplish, or things we just want to improve. Because of that, I want to do something a little different today. Instead of interviewing a guest expert like I normally do, I want to talk about some of the best habits and practices from last year's guests, as well as highlight some of their...


Conquer Weight Loss For Good w/Matt Wolfs - #13

The Holidays and the New Year are upon us and we all know what that means - delicious meals and treats to pack on the pounds. Thankfully for us, my next guest, Matt Wolfs, is a weight loss and fitness expert. I could not think of a better person to talk to us about habits and practices that will help us lose weight and keep it off (especially during the Holidays!). Enjoy today's episode and be on the lookout for next week's conversation with Darrah Wolfe, where we talk about how coaching...


Master Burnout Prevention by improving your resilience with Paula Davis Laack - #12

One of the biggest reasons I started this podcast was because of my own experience struggling to thrive at work and in life. The main culprit for my unhappiness and at times, depressive symptoms in life was work. Early on in my career I struggled ... a lot! I didn't know it at the time but I was suffering from a bad case of workplace burnout with a hefty layer of stress added on top. If you talk to some of my friends and colleagues (and even my wife) from this time, I guarantee they could...


Simple Guidance From Nicolas Cole on How You Can Become Good At Anything - #11

One of the topics I've always been fascinated by is how we cultivate excellence in our life. My next guest, Nicolas Cole, has cracked the code on how we can become good at almost anything. As a teenager, he became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in the world and cultivated a massive, devoted following online. Nicolas' subsequent pursuits of excellence included bodybuilding, writing, and entrepreneurship. He became a 3x Top Writer on Quora, a columnist for Inc magazine...


Discover the Truth About Nutrition & Wellness w/Kayleigh Pleas - #10

In today’s episode, Kayleigh and I discuss:


Learn To Meditate Mindfully And Become Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient w/Coryy Muscara - #009

My next guest, Cory Muscara, is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to meditation and mindfulness. He's a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and spent 6 months in silence practicing meditation 14+ hours a day. If you're struggling to manage the stress of everyday life - juggling work responsibilities, managing your kids schedules, finding time for you and your significant other, keeping the house clean, whatever it is - then I want you to consider meditation. Last...


Get Inspired To Change Your Body, Mind, and Life w/Branden Collinsworth - #008

My next guest, Branden Collinsworth, has one of the most inspirational stories you will ever hear. He grew up in the projects on the east side of Las Vegas, where many of his community and friends ended up in prison or dead. He and his family were homeless at one point, living out of a car. But he managed to embrace that experience and use it as an edge for his success in life - opening up his own fitness gyms, becoming a Nike Master Fitness Trainer, and starting The Warrior Retreats...


Reb Rebele On Why Helping Others Can Be The Key To Succeeding At Work And Finding A Fulfilling Career

One of the great myths in business and work is that to succeed you must climb your way to the top ... on the backs of others. My next guest tells us that this is simply not true and that often times, those that are most successful "give" just as much as they "take." This prosocial behavior is the key to success for individuals and organizations everywhere. If you're looking to find a new way to thrive within in your career and at your work, then you're in for a real treat listening to my...


Emily Esfahani Smith on stopping the chase for happiness and finding meaning instead - #006

I first met Emily Esfahani Smith when I was an assistant instructor in the University of Pennsylvania's Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. One of my responsibilities was to read and grade theory papers for one of the classes. I was absolutely blown away by the power and insight of her writing. I remember thinking at the time that one day I'd be reading a future book from her. Just five years later and I found myself engrossed in her popular new book - The Power of Meaning:...


Eliminate your fear and master writing today – 7 incredible writing tips with Kathryn Britton - #005

Do you struggle to write well ... to write consistently ... and to share your knowledge and stories with the world? For a long time, I did. Growing up, I always thought that great writing was something others did - you know, the creative eccentrics, the lone geniuses. I struggled with procrastination when writing, I struggled with imposter syndrome, and I struggled with the fear of judgment by others. Because of that, I spent a long time avoiding writing - whether it was writing at work,...


Discover How You Can Crush It In Life Using Your Signature Strengths: A Conversation With Dr. Ryan Niemiec - #004

If we really want to thrive in life - be it at work, in our personal relationships, with our well-being, in sports ... anything worth doing - then we should be focusing on our strengths just as much as our weaknesses (if not more). That's the overwhelming take home message from the science of character strengths. Today I speak with Dr. Ryan Niemiec about the science and application of character strengths. We'll uncover the best habits and practices of character strengths and discuss key...


How You Can Become A Creative Powerhouse With Monica Kang - #003

Most people just don’t think they are creative or can ever be creative. If that describes you, or if you want to learn how you pump up your creativity, then today’s episode is definitely for you. Today I speak with Monica Kang from InnovatorsBox.


Want More Success? Learn How By Getting More Grit With Caroline Miller - #002

Want to be more successful? Then today's episode is just for you. I talk to Caroline Miller about how to get more grit. Do you know what the number one predictor of success is in your life? Study after study shows that it’s grit!


Wire Your Brain For Confidence With Louisa Jewell - #001

If you’ve struggled with confidence, still struggle with it, or just want to improve your confidence, then today’s episode is perfect for you. I speak with Louisa Jewell about how her just released book, and how we can wire our brain for confidence.