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119: Rhythm and Flow – Erin Elizabeth Wells

Rhythm And Flow

Erin Elizabeth Wells is a Productivity Strategist who works with high performers including corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers to improve their productivity, focus, and effectiveness in their work and daily life. Her approach focuses on creating productivity with purpose for her clients connecting to the WHY of our action rather than simply doing more faster. – she’s the founder of the productivity company Living Peace and now functions under the company title Chosen Course.

CLICK HERE for Erin’s Website

CLICK HERE to download her FREE Life Rhythm Map

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Erin’s journey into the productivity world
  • Why disorganization occurs in all of us
  • Why it’s important to dial in the “Why” of organization
  • Focusing on our sense of purpose and direction
  • The value of entrepreneurship
  • Active vs. reactive
  • Getting a hold of your day
  • Tasks vs. goals
  • Why SMART goals may not work
  • Why you can’t compartmentalize balance in your life
  • Focusing on the WIN

 

Erin’s Impact: She hopes that the people who’s lives she’s touched would say that they lived life with intentionality because of her interactions and the things they were inspired to consider based on their conversations

Erin’s nuggets of wisdom

“How many times in our lives has something significant occurred, and the systems that were in place before that event no longer fit the life that we’re living”

“In any major life change, if you are introducing something new, and you don’t know why it’s important to you, the likelihood of it sustaining for a long period of time is small”

“We’re all very good at keeping ourselves busy. Just kind of having a whole bunch of things that show up in our worlds that drive our attention but they may or may not be the things that are most moving the things that we care about most deepest forward”

“I encourage people to throw out the old concept of annualized thinking. Don’t wait for a specific moment like January 1st.”

“Create the shape, but hold it loosly”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

118: Visualizing Positivity – Glenn Poveromo

Visualizing Positivity

Glenn Poveromo is a Personal Development Facilitator. He has created The Power of Visualization, a self-help program offering mental tools and strategies that empower you to live your best life possible. The Power of Visualization will teach you techniques that allow your powerful mind to work for you and gain the confidence you will need to achieve success in all areas of your life.

CLICK HERE for Glenn’s Website

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • What drove Glenn to spread positivity
  • Flipping the positivity switch
  • Glenn’s experience as a teacher and how he would drive his students towards positivity and generate a sense of hunger for life within each and every one of them
  • Why anything worthy in life begins with belief
  • How to find mentorship
  • Why age is not a requirement for positive growth
  • The power of mentoring the youth
  • How thoughts/emotions manifest physical reactions in your body
  • The guitar metaphor
  • The power of visualization

Glenn’s Impact: Glenn wishes to be remembered as someone who helped the world a little better.

Glenn’s nuggets of wisdom

“Anyone likes to be reinforced with positive feelings and positive emotions and I just saw that as my obligation, as my commitment as an educator to help impart that to the kids so that when they believed in themselves, they performed at an entirely different way if they didn’t believe in themselves”

‘You uplift people by your own spirit”

“I believe you have a responsibility to bring what you know out to people because you can help people in their awareness”

“How would you like to spend your living time? Would you like to spend it in a positive way of thinking and feeling or would you prefer to spend it in the negative way of thinking and feeling, and what’s the better choice?”

“I was not an innately positive person growing up.”

“We can speak to ourselves as a coach or a critic. The coach is going to give a solution, the critic is going to dig in with a knife”

“There’s a coherent between what we think and what we feel in our heart”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

117: The Beauty In Broken – Gary Genetti

The Beauty In Broken

Gary Genetti has been designing and making glass art for over 38 years. Genetti received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in sculpture and graphics from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1978 he began his apprenticeship in a production glass studio and in 1980 established his own studio in rural Warwick, NY.

CLICK HERE for Gary’s website

Gary’s Instagram handle: GenettiGlass

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Gary’s thoughts on the word “Positivity”
  • How Gary became a Glass Blowing Artist
  • Apple trees, beards & spirituality
  • Why entrepreneurship starts with believing in your craft
  • How Gary’s art become noticed by two prominent museums
  • Keeping dreams alive
  • Why we need to give our self criticisms a break and focus on joy
  • The junkyard glass project
  • How Gary’s thinking globally
  • Repurposing an old prison

Gary’s Impact: Gary’s wish for himself and for everybody is to see, that near the end of their life, it’s opening it’s expanding, the moment of death is when we really start to live. Life and death is ongoing all the time in us

Gary’s nuggets of wisdom

“An affirmation of positivity, an affirmation of some deeper meaning in our lives, that is there in good times and in bad times. We can always affirm this deeper meaning to who we are and how we relate to the world.”

“I never looked at it as more than anything than meeting my needs because I loved what I do. I felt I was more than rewarded because of that perspective. If you went in to it for the money.. there were people who did that.. they got big… but you became a business man rather than  the hands on work… I loved the making and that’s what kept me directed towards being an artist”

“My work has taught me the value of exchange with other people”

“I would testify that I was not born with a talent in the arts, but I did have a wish to do it”

“the feelings of joy teach talent”

“I get into a state where it’s a conversation with a material, as if the material is speaking with me”

“the ego is what dampens us down”

“Submitting in a way, you’re just part of a picture. There’s more to it, that’s in a way, the whole world is praying, if yo can open up to that”

“It’s a healing project for us, the idea of fusing broken species together really is a metaphor for what we were going through as a family”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

116: Wisdom From A Yogi – Michael Kohan

Wisdom From A Yogi

Michael Kohan, or Mukunda Chandra das (affectionately known as Mukunda) is dedicated to helping his clients and students find balance in all aspects of their lives—emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. He is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach and a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher who works with others to help them restore balance in their lives by helping them to make healthier and more conscious lifestyle choices.

CLICK HERE for Michael’s website

CLICK HERE for A free copy of his “Mindful Living And Goal Setting WorkBook”

Michael’s Instagram handle: Your_Wellness_Yogi

On today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • Why tragedy is not a requirement for success
  • Why you are in control of your actions alone and how you handle challenges that come your way
  • A “woe is me” moment for Michael and how he rose from the ashes of that experience
  • Why pivoting in life is crucial
  • How Yoga got him off his parent’s couch
  • What healthy eating means to Michael
  • The esoteric side of food
  • Goal setting & mindfulness
  • Weeding through the noise on exercise diet and personal development
  • The importance of small actionable steps
  • The weapons of mass distraction
  • The beauty is in the journey of life
  • One of the earliest yoga teachings
  • The power of podcasts
  • “long distance” mentors

 

Michael’s Impact: Wants to be remembered as a person who helped people and created a place for people to go to study yoga, spirituality and mindful living in a safe and authentic environment. To develop a learning center in Pennsylvania that people can spend the next 500 years to go to to develop healthy habits and mindful living.

Michael’s nuggets of wisdom

“The suffering is the free will, whether you choose to suffer or not in any situation”

“Yoga gave me the tools I needed to get off the couch and to look at my life and find space to examine who I was as a person”

“When I eat healthy and I have a clean diet, I feel better about who I am as a person”

“Politics, religions, you name it, is an easier conversation to have than when I talk to people about food”

“The food you eat here, affects how somebody else lives down their street”

“Our easiest change is to start with ourselves. The easiest way to start is through diet. It’s the simplest way to change the world”

“If you don’t feel good about your self, and if you don’t feel like you’re moving forward in life, than you’re not going to care about the food you eat. Food is comfort”

“If we’re not growing as an individual, then we’re dying as a person”

“You have to look at your life and say, it’s about how I lived my life today”

“The music that we listen to, the tv that we watch, the books that we read and the food that we eat, that is who we become”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

115: The Unrehearsed Heart – The Harriet Turk

The Unrehearsed Heart

Harriet Turk has been inspiring teens and adults to discover their true identities and pursue a life of substance for more than 20 years. She has worked as a probation officer, youth programs coordinator, flight attendant, pharmaceutical sales rep, college-level instructor, and nationally-known professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. Harriet is also a mom, friend, sister, and daughter. When she was a teen, Harriet struggled with her own identity crisis. She fell into the trap of feeling like she had to be perfect. This led to an eating disorder that took years to overcome. Harriet’s life experiences have taught her that success and happiness come from celebrating who you are and pursuing a life that honors your strengths and abilities. Because her stories and experiences come from real life, Harriet’s message is authentic, relatable, and compelling.

CLICK HERE for Harriet’s website

CLICK HERE for a free chapter from Harriet’s book, “Transparent Hearts”

Harriet’s twitter handle: @HarrietTurk

On today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • Why tragedy is not a requirement for success
  • How most of us show the rehearsed part of our lives on social media
  • Taking advice with a grain of salt
  • Life lessons from a speaker
  • The importance of being authentic
  • The power of asking close friends and family, “what do you think of me?
  • Outside perception vs. Internal perception of who we are
  • Realizing life doesn’t always have an action plan
  • How to approach the internal dialogue we have with ourselves on a daily basis
  • What to do when you feel like you have no story
  • Raising your awareness to life’s smallest moment
  • Leaning on others for gratitude reminders

Harriet’s Impact:  Remembered as someone who was able to make people feel safe.

Harriet’s nuggets of wisdom

“I just wanted people to realize that life doesn’t have to be full of crazy stuff”

“Practice and try new things until you have enough in your back pocket so if something isn’t working, yo can switch it out at a moments notice”

“Some of my best stories come from just in the moment, thinking, I’m just going to talk about this”

“The more that we give ourselves positive messages, the more we start to live it”

“We are the microwave generation, we want things now. We’ve been taught that if you follow an action plan, you’re going to have success. Sometimes you follow the wrong action plan”

“You set the tone for your life and people will follow you whether your negative or positive”

“Small conversations can end up having majestic moments”

“Capture the moment? lets change that to, be present in the moment”

“Its true, we get so bogged down on how we define success or what’s going on in our lives that we don’t think about the good things”

“If we look for the lessons, just stop, and look for the lessons in what has happened to us, we will see how to be better for the next time”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

114: The Liberation Experience – Kute Blackson

The Liberation Experience

Kute Blackson is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. Kute’s own background and experience lay out the blueprint for his approach to liberating others, setting their gifts and greatness free. Born in Ghana, West Africa, his multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, raised in London, and on 4 different continents defies all stereotype. The son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute was speaking to his fatherʼs congregations, in more than 300 churches, by the age of 8. At the age of 14, he was ordained into his fatherʼs ministry and groomed to carry on the familyʼs spiritual legacy. But his heartʼs truth drew him to separate from his fatherʼs ministry and come to Los Angeles in 1995. Kute courageously and daringly, came to America with two suitcases, and a dream seeking out many of the spiritual and self-help icons who inspired him when he was still a boy. He quickly learned that the outside- in approach had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own process—a process that liberates the individual at the core. This process helps the individual get in touch with who they really. It is a process of breaking free, so that each person can live, give, and share the truest expression of his or her self. This is what he calls “Liberated Living.”

CLICK HERE for Kute’s website & to check out his book, “You Are The One”

In his book you will learn:

  • How to find your life’s purpose and live it fully.
  • Help you release the pain of the past and stop sabotaging your success once and for all.
  • How to forgive, find inner peace and be free.
  • The keys to loving yourself fully and being deeply fulfilled no matter what.
  • The real secret to manifesting your heart’s desires and living an extraordinary life

Kute’s twitter handle: @KuteBlackson

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • A transformational journey with Kute
  • Tips on recreating a “Liberation Experience” right at home
  • The dangers of technology and new age media
  • The importance of listening to ourselves, our hearts and our spirits
  • The mind-body connection
    • The power of what we think and the way we think
  • A powerful lesson Kute learned through writing his book, “You Are The One”

 

Kate’s Impact: He wants to be remembered as someone who reminded people who they truly are. That he saw the greatness in people, in their souls, and reminded them to love. That in his presence, people rose up to go beyond their limits and to remember the truth of their being, that they are a whole, perfect, complete expression of life.

Kute’s nuggets of wisdom

“part of the journey starts at facing death. I think so often we’re so busy avoiding death, we’re so busy running away from death, we’re afraid of death..I think the more we can embrace death and make it our friend, not as some morbid thing, but just face it, embrace it and use it as a reminder to say hey, we don’t have time to waste, because none of us know when that moment is going to happen”

“real freedom is something that transcends the transitory nature of life”

“give up entitlement. No one owes you anything”

“part of living a fulfilled life is really taking some time connecting with ourselves”

“I am a servant to the book, a servant to the message. I serve the book and I’m a messenger on behalf of the book to remind people of who they are”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

113: Avoiding A Suicide Of The Soul – Kute Blackson

Avoiding A Suicide Of The Soul

Kute Blackson is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. Kute’s own background and experience lay out the blueprint for his approach to liberating others, setting their gifts and greatness free. Born in Ghana, West Africa, his multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, raised in London, and on 4 different continents defies all stereotype. The son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute was speaking to his fatherʼs congregations, in more than 300 churches, by the age of 8. At the age of 14, he was ordained into his fatherʼs ministry and groomed to carry on the familyʼs spiritual legacy. But his heartʼs truth drew him to separate from his fatherʼs ministry and come to Los Angeles in 1995. Kute courageously and daringly, came to America with two suitcases, and a dream seeking out many of the spiritual and self-help icons who inspired him when he was still a boy. He quickly learned that the outside- in approach had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own process—a process that liberates the individual at the core. This process helps the individual get in touch with who they really. It is a process of breaking free, so that each person can live, give, and share the truest expression of his or her self. This is what he calls “Liberated Living.”

CLICK HERE for Kute’s website

Kute’s twitter handle: @KuteBlackson

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Kute’s first memories
  • Lessons from miracles & his father
  • The importance of following your truth, not other’s expectations
  • How he responded to his life’s calling
  • Asking the question, “Who am I really?”
  • What impedes us from uncovering our truths
  • What shuts down our divine light as we grow from childhood to adulthood (conditioning)
  • The role of fear in our lives
  • Gratitude inside the mind of Kute

Kute’s nuggets of wisdom

“so many of us, we feel a deeper truth in our hearts, we feel a deeper truth of what we’re suppose to do, whether its a relationship, whether it’s our life purpose, whether it’s to start a purpose, and so often we don’t follow the truth”

“When I don’t compromise my heart, when I don’t compromise my truth, when we follow our soul’s knowing, the universe really rises to support us”

“There’s no shortage of people who will tell you who you should be, and the kind of life you should live.”

“We are being lived and breathed by the same consciousness, the same force. What’s breathing me, is breathing you”

“The degree to which we are connected (to our conditioning) is the degree to which we are not free”

“fear is a signal. Fear is signaling to us a part of us that needs attention.”

“we have to give up entitlement”

“To be grateful really requires a surrender of the ego, to life”

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Part two with Kute goes live on Wednesday – stay tuned!!

112: The Warrior Sage Way Of Life – Satyen Raja

The Warrior Sage Way Of Life

Satyen Raja, founder and president of WarriorSage, is a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, combining the power of the warrior and the wisdom of the sage. Satyen has invested over three decades on hands-on research and he has led workshops for tens of thousands of individuals internationally in the art of ‘true power’. Satyen’s dramatic style is not for the timid. When Satyen leads, he holds nothing back; he gives you all of himself. Satyen masterfully uses his unique gifts to bring your fears and your unconscious self-limiting patterns to the surface and then resolves them fast.  Using his intuition and his experience, Satyen ripens you by exposing your deepest heart and gifts. He sees you at your core and takes you past your edge where real transformation takes place. If you are seeking real change, the Path of the WarriorSage, although not for the timid, is deep, fast and razor effective. This level of spiritual practice is intense. You must be willing to go into the fire and grow your heart. Satyen offers this opportunity for transformation out of his passion to help you awaken. Satyen is the teacher for you only if you are seeking real change.

CLICK HERE for Satyen’s website & check out his private community!

Satyen’s twitter handle: @SatyenRaja

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Satyen’s 35 year obsession with:
    • improving himself physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually
    • transferring those improvements to others as well
  • How you can help others through helping yourself
  • A deep dive into the warrior sage path
    • Three stages: me, we, sake of all beings
  • How to activate the first stage
  • The importance of equilibrium in our lives
  • Why we are all leaders & followers
  • Discovering deeper callings in life
  • Why fears are teachers
  • How Satyen rebuilt his marriage with his wife
  • Why everything stems out from strong relationships
  • building a peaceful relationship with yourself
  • Lessons from Satyen’s father
  • The difference between peak success and peak existence

Satyen’s nuggets of wisdom

“there’s more to life than gaining”

“lead with what you must do in order to die complete without regrets”

“I like to start my day, I ask myself this question, What can I do today to influence in a positive way”

“Every single day, there’s no stepping back. Every day, one step.”

Satyen’s Impact: Wants to remembered as someone who was forgotten. He wants lives changed and that people had a powerful interaction with him, that their life booms in a particular way, they go in, and in the end, he is forgotten. He is happy to not be remembered 🙂     Powerful!

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

111: Understanding your hustle in life is crucial – Anthony Trucks

Understanding Your Hustle In Life Is Crucial

Anthony Trucks, former Pro NFL linebacker is no stranger to adversity. From the tender age of three, he was given away to the foster care system to be subjected to years of physical, mental & emotional abuse. From very intense foster family situations, to a NFL career ending injury, to his wife’s affair that left him minutes from taking his own life, to his rise back up to become a highly influential life/business coach and dynamic speaker, Anthony will be the first to tell you that life can change for better or worse in an instant, it all starts with a decision. Every situation we have in life, we are faced with making a decision of what that situation means to us. After watching his foster mom take her last breath after battling MS for 17 years, he decided right then and there that he was going to make his life extraordinary. He now shares that unconditional love that she shared with him and he’s here to share some powerful insights from his life and how we all have the decision to better our own lives and achieve huge goals. We just have to learn to “trust our hustle”.

CLICK HERE for Anthony’s website

Anthony’s twitter handle: @AnthonyTrucks

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Anthony defines the term: Getting sh*t done (GSD)
  • A beautiful description is given how life is not defined by our upbringing
  • Defining “clarity” moments in life
  • How to “Trust Your Hustle”
  • Why most people don’t even START down the path towards success
  • How Anthony applies faith
  • How are beliefs created
  • Why are we quick to trust others but slow to trust ourselves
  • The Dove Study
  • How to take more action that builds self trust
  • Simon Sinek’s Start With Why
  • How Anthony approaches fear
  • What leadership means in the face of adversity and fear
  • How helping yourself first immensely helps others
  • Why happiness comes from how we approach the world
  • Anthony intimately describes how all change in life happens in an instant [i.e. in a decision]
  • One of Anthony’s favorite moment in the NFL

Anthony’s nuggets of wisdom

“I know for a fact that I cannot guarantee that if you work hard or If I work hard, were going to get success, I can’t guarantee. But I can guarantee that if you don’t, you won’t”

“We spend most of our time in the decision making point”

“I have to know, like know, like faith in knowing, that if I put the work in, I will win. If you don’t know that, like to your soul, most of the time, like 95% of the time you’re not going to move”

“It’s the reason that is strong enough, to be able to move you past inevitable setbacks, life’s going to happen. It has to be so deep and so dark, it’s almost embarrassing to share in public”

On fear, “If I’m fearful, there’s a reason I put so much importance on it, so I want to figure it out”

“even if you don’t win. You have to set your own scale for what self worth you have or what your level of success is”

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!