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Addicted to Betterment

English, Education, 1 season, 28 episodes, 13 hours, 3 minutes
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Addicted to Betterment is a podcast for leaders and high achievers who are wired for sharpening themselves or are looking for a regular system to develop themselves. Hosts, David and Nikki Gregory use a core practice called The Life Wheel that provides a framework for listeners to design and track progress for their ideal life experience. When you think of all the roles you have in life, we provide inspiration and tips to better yourself in all areas.
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Do you have P.O.W.E.R.? with Jason Amato

Jason Amato, founder of the Hill Taker Foundation, shares his passion for fostering authentic communities for men and introduces the "hill taker" mindset, inspired by the biblical figure Caleb. This mindset emphasizes courage, persistence, and wholehearted devotion to life’s goals. Jason also introduces the concept of "ruthless trust," urging listeners to hold onto their dreams through tough times. The conversation also highlights Jason’s unique team-building experiences with "Takedown Eventures," involving archery, tomahawks, and wild game chef events. Jason and host David Gregory emphasize the importance of authenticity and proactive living. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Jason on LinkedIn Learn more about Takedown Eventures Learn more about Hill Takers Foundation Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
5/24/202435 minutes, 32 seconds
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Unprecedented Excellence with David Gregory

Achieving unprecedented excellence on the basketball court, Caitlin Clark has ignited a sensational energy in women's sports. In this episode of Addicted to Betterment, host David Gregory, looks through the lens of Caitlin's story, to explore setting ambitious goals, the indispensability of relentless practice, the cultivation of resilience, the acceptance of rigorous coaching, and the significance of being surrounded by the right people to foster greatness. Additional Resources: Connect with David on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
5/10/202417 minutes, 11 seconds
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Don’t Suffer in Silence with Nathan Walsh

Nathan Walsh bravely reminds us that the path to recovery starts with the courage to break through the stigma, seek support, and commit to believing that things can and will get better. His candidness to host David Gregory about past challenges, including a relapse, emphasizes the power of seeking help and the strength in vulnerability. The conversation sheds light on the often-overlooked importance of community support and dismantling societal judgment to aid recovery. This episode resonates with anyone on the path to betterment, providing a powerful reminder of resilience and the necessity of open conversations about mental health and addiction. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Nathan on LinkedIn Learn more about Ascend Counseling Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
4/26/202436 minutes, 50 seconds
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Zero to 1 Million with David Gregory and Nikki Lewallen Gregory

David Gregory turns the table on host Nikki Lewallen Gregory to ask her about hitting her huge milestone of 1 million listens. In this inspiring episode of Addicted to Betterment, they talk through the entrepreneurial fray with an unwavering determination to help catapult a bold vision into a thriving reality. With an initial team facing steep challenges, Nikki reveals the grit and persistence required to overcome adversity and grow PeopleForward Network from its humble beginnings to a remarkable team of eleven, celebrating a milestone of one million listens. Nikki, drawing from her own experiences of financial strain and professional transformation, emphasizes the transformative power of dreaming big, seeking guidance, and fostering strategic partnerships. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
4/12/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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Betterment Beliefs with David Gregory

In this episode, David Gregory takes a solo dive into the core principles of Addicted to Betterment. He emphasizes the powerful message that we can achieve unprecedented levels of excellence in every facet of life while converting failures and challenges into catalysts for growth. David highlights the interconnectedness of the life wheel, stressing the influence of one area on all others. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
3/15/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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Setting and Hitting Your Life Goals with Tommy Richardson

Tommy Richardson brings an energetic commitment to excelling and overcoming challenges. In this episode, he explores the transformative power of goal setting. Tommy dissects the importance of aligning goals with passion and purpose. Host David Gregory introduces the SMARTB framework for creating balance across key areas of life while emphasizing a focus on excellence, not just success. Together, they discuss the vitality of continuous growth and the careful crafting of both macro and micro-goals, setting listeners up for a robust jump-start into their goals with actionable insights. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Book: Building to Excellence Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
3/1/202435 minutes, 33 seconds
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Love. It’s Worth it

Navigating the complexities of relationships while on the path to self-betterment, hosts David Gregory and Nikki Lewallen Gregory delve into the intricate dance of love and improvement. In this episode of Addicted to Betterment, they unpack the transformative power of understanding one's own needs, the art of communication, and the courage it takes to be vulnerable in a partnership. With Valentine's Day emotions running the gamut, the couple underscores the multifaceted aspects of trust, from the monumental to the minutiae. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
2/14/202430 minutes, 23 seconds
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Life Plan to Crush Your Year

In this episode, Nikki and David talk about the art of reflection and intentional planning. They reveal the personal tools they use to craft and pursue life goals. For them, it’s all about putting in the effort intentionally, because success is never accidental. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
2/2/202441 minutes, 3 seconds
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Do You Have a Vision? with Tommy Richardson

In this episode, Tommy Richardson highlights the transformative concept of "becoming" and how internal changes can pave the way to realizing our future ambitions. He and David unpack the foundational principle of "be, do, have"—a roadmap for morphing into the person capable of attaining our most cherished goals, whether it's nurturing a thriving relationship with our children or crafting a successful marriage. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
1/26/202431 minutes, 16 seconds
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Whole Life Fitness

In this episode, Tommy and David delve into the concept of fitness, not just in the physical sense, but also encompassing the mind, heart, emotions, and spirituality. They discuss the three-dimensional model of fitness, utilizing the life wheel, and measuring mental and spiritual fitness. Tommy shares practical techniques for achieving mental fitness, breathing exercises, and changing negative thoughts into positive ones. Together, they emphasize the significance of continuous improvement and the pursuit of life's purpose. Join us in this enriching conversation about holistic fitness and well-being. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
1/12/202421 minutes, 32 seconds
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Who Am I?

Addicted to Betterment strives to inspire personal growth and self-discovery. In today's episode, we dive into a deeply insightful coaching session between Tommy Richardson and David Gregory. As they engage in a candid conversation, they explore the importance of self-reflection and the journey toward becoming the best version of oneself. From unpacking emotions to understanding the concept of "Who am I?" and identifying passions, the conversation delves into the value of developing a growth mindset and the significant impact it can have on various aspects of life. Tommy and David offer profound insights and actionable advice, encouraging listeners to embark on a path of self-discovery and intentionally pursue their passions. Join us in this episode as we unravel the power of self-reflection, and embrace the challenge of finding our true passions. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
12/15/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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Take a Retreat

Retreats foster connection, self-discovery, and personal growth. In this episode, Nikki and David reflect on the positive impact of a recent retreat where Nikki transformed from feeling exhausted to revitalized. They discuss the importance of taking breaks from the routine to gain clarity and explore new ideas. They also highlight the importance of choosing retreat companions with aligned core values for a meaningful shared journey. This conversation serves as a compelling exploration of the power of retreats in fostering growth, clarity, and deeper connections.
12/1/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Self Discovery with Tommy Richardson Part 2

Tommy Richardson seeks to understand his client's objectives from both a long-range and short-range perspective, grounding his coaching approach in what his clients truly desire to achieve. He joins David Gregory to explore thought-provoking topics such as identifying your compelling why, understanding your strengths and opportunities for growth, and the significance of core values in living a purposeful life. Tommy shares his wisdom and coaching expertise, guiding David and our listeners to tap into their full potential and make a positive impact in their personal and professional lives. So get ready to be motivated and inspired as we uncover the keys to being addicted to betterment. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
11/17/202320 minutes, 3 seconds
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Self Discovery Part 1 with Tommy Richardson

Tommy Richardson, an esteemed coach and mentor has been a crucial part of Nikki and David’s lives. He joins David to share his insights on the importance of coaching skills and building character from the inside out. He emphasizes the holistic approach to leadership and how it impacts not only ourselves but also those we lead. Join us as we delve into the power of personal growth, the mind-body-spirit connection, and the transformational journey of becoming the best version of ourselves. Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation filled with wisdom and inspiration. Here we go! Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki on LinkedIn Connect with David on LinkedIn Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn Follow PeopleForward Network on LinkedIn Learn more about PeopleForward Network
11/3/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Introducing Season 2

Nikki Lewallen Gregory and David Gregory return for Season Two of "Addicted to Betterment" after an unintended break, sharing their renewed commitment to personal growth and the value of taking intentional breaks. They discuss how the hiatus allowed them to reflect, focus on their health, and strengthen their core values and mindset. Throughout the episode, they emphasize the importance of self-discipline, optimism, and focus in the pursuit of self-improvement, inviting listeners to join them in their journey toward becoming the best version of themselves in Season Two.
10/20/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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What's Your Lighter Fluid?

How do we keep our fire lit and stay inspired? This episode explores how making conscious choices and using strategies like recentering, clarity, surrounding ourselves with inspiration, and celebrating wins maintains our fire and continue to pursue passions. Learn how refocusing on a shared vision and consciously choosing to work towards a thriving connection trumps giving up or dwelling on difficulties. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki Lewallen Gregory  Connect with David Gregory Get the Life Wheel Learn more about PeopleForward Network
5/26/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Problems? Are We the Problem?

This episode delves into the concept of how we often become our own obstacles without realizing it. We unconsciously contribute to creating our problems. However, what if we accept that we cannot control everything in the world? By focusing more on gratitude and appreciating what we have, we can attract more positivity and goodness into our lives. By tuning in, you'll discover the positive outcomes of anchoring our hearts, energy, and vibe in a positive place.   Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki Lewallen Gregory Connect with David Gregory Get the Life Wheel Learn more about PeopleForward Network
5/12/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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Greater Good vs. Personal Agenda

It's easy to get caught up in our own personal agendas and preferences, but a life solely focused on ourselves can lead to loneliness and a lack of purpose. David and Nikki explore how being honest with ourselves and accepting responsibility can be challenging, but rewarding. While seeking the greater good isn't always easy, it's always worth it. The ripple effect would be immeasurable. Listen in to learn how we can create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for ourselves and those around us. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki Lewallen Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
4/28/202333 minutes, 35 seconds
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Courage Builders, Not Courage Killers

In this episode, David and Nikki share their personal experiences of finding the strength to persevere through challenging circumstances, highlighting the fact that everyone, including the most courageous individuals, face situations that put their bravery to the test. Learn the importance of acknowledging and confronting our struggles, whether it be taking a significant step or recovering from a difficult experience. By sharing their vulnerabilities, David and Nikki provide inspiration and encouragement to find the courage to face their own challenges and keep moving forward. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki Lewallen Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
4/14/202336 minutes, 42 seconds
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Think Big. Bigger! No Limits.

Nikki and David are on a journey of designing their ideal lives with no limits and their “dream bigger” attitude is powered by their own minds and the environments they surround themselves in. In this episode, Nikki and David discuss what it means to live the most fulfilling life possible and how to rewire your thinking so high achievement becomes easier. When you focus on an abundance mindset and dedicate time for yourself, this all seems possible. Listen in to gain insight on the importance of your environment, both in and out of office and what you can do to design a life of fulfillment. Additional Resources: Get your copy of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker Get your copy of Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/ 
3/31/202335 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pause; A Power Play

As a high-achiever, there is so much “doing” maybe it’s time to start focusing on the “being” instead. In this episode, Nikki and David discuss embracing the power of the pause when faced with an overwhelming situation. They realize the importance of recognizing excuses often made in our minds and finding time to disconnect from work. Listen in to hear what Nikki and David do to prioritize taking a pause, whether it’s at home, in business, or with their health. They also talk about the dread behind taking a break, and what tools you can use to overcome the fear. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
3/17/202321 minutes, 33 seconds
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Enhance Your Circle. Elevate Your Life.

Nikki and David want to elevate their lives. A key component of that is being intentional about cultivating specific relationships and acknowledging not all of them last forever. In this episode, Nikki and David explore the power of life-giving relationships and emphasize the importance of a shared vision and value exchange in which both parties actively pour into one another. If you put in the effort and nurture the connections you make, they will inspire and challenge you, driving your personal growth. Listen in to hear how Nikki and David sustain their core relationships and strive to be the person they want to attract. Additional Resources: Get your copy of The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
3/3/202330 minutes, 49 seconds
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Stop Thinking. Just Do it.

Life is short. Challenge yourself to take immediate action to live the way you aspire to before it's too late. In this episode, Nikki and David reflect on the profound nudges the universe has been sending recently, reminding them to live life to the fullest. Listen in as they break down the reasons why we put things off, such as feeling overwhelmed, doubting ourselves, and fear of failure. They also offer strategies for taking action so you can keep saving for a rainy day without delaying for the rainy day. Additional Resources: Get your copy of Atomic Habits by James Clear Read The Dash Poem by Lina Ellis Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/ 
2/17/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tiny Actions. Massive Results.

Nikki has a big dream. She wants to meet Pink, yes, the rockstar Pink. Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. With the help of tiny actions, you can achieve massive results. In this episode, Nikki and David discuss how incremental changes can help us reach our goals no matter how daunting they might seem. On the flip side, abandoning healthy habits can have a snowball effect on what you’re looking to achieve. Listen in to hear how to pinpoint exactly what you want and build a game plan to get there. Additional Resources: Get your copy of Atomic Habits by James Clear Get your copy of The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/ 
2/3/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Power of Being Present

Do you know the difference it makes when you show up fully present and engaged? In this episode, Nikki and David delve into the power and importance of being present. The tactics they share can be applied to all scenarios, be it a business meeting, a conversation with your teenager, or a date night. Being intentional about the questions you ask and giving the same intention to all conversations is key to “showing up.” Listen in for more tips on removing distractions and understanding priorities which can help create meaningful experiences where we can feel heard and loved. Additional Resources: Check out The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
1/20/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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Got Goals? Have Systems

"We do not rise to the level of our goals. We fall to the level of our systems." - James Clear To unlock success and reach your goals create powerful systems. Which sounds simple enough but begs the question, what kind of systems, how do you set them up, and which ones work best? In this episode, Nikki (the birthday girl) and David discuss their tactics for reaching their goals and how to make sustainable systems. Listen in, find what works for you, and use tools like The Life Wheel to help you track and measure progress. Additional Resources: Get your copy of Atomic Habits by James Clear Check out this breathing technique Connect with Nikki: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
1/6/202322 minutes, 55 seconds
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Relationships: Stop Settling or Show Up

"Stop settling for mediocrity in your relationships. Either show up and fix it or make a change to pursue excellence." Right out of the gate, Addicted to Betterment’s first episode tackles one of the most important, albeit most difficult, areas of the human experience - relationships. Hosts Nikki Lewallen Gregory and David Gregory discuss what they’ve learned from past relationship failures and how they wouldn’t be here - hosting a podcast together as husband and wife - if they hadn’t experienced those trying times. Listen in as they talk about the importance of having a shared vision, being your authentic selves, and knowing what the future looks like. If you're living a mediocre life in the relationship category, stop it, and do something about it. Additional Resources: Connect with Nikki (Lewallen) Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilewallen/ Connect with David Gregory: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gregory-45b15a1a5/ Get the Life Wheel: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/the-life-wheel/ Learn more about PeopleForward Network: https://peopleforwardnetwork.com/
12/9/202220 minutes, 49 seconds
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Introducing Addicted to Betterment with David and Nikki Gregory

Addicted to Betterment is a podcast for leaders and high achievers who are wired for sharpening themselves or are looking for a regular system to develop themselves. Hosts, David and Nikki Gregory use a core practice called The Life Wheel that provides a framework for listeners to design and track progress for their ideal life experience. When you think of all the roles you have in life, we provide inspiration and tips to better yourself in all areas. Addicted to Betterment is launching fall 2022. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
11/15/20225 minutes, 47 seconds