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The Daily Helping

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The show’s mission is simple: To help you become the best version of yourself possible and in doing so make the world a better place. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, and whatever you do, this is the show that is going to help you become the best version of yourself. Each episode you will hear from some of the most amazing, talented, and successful people on the planet who followed their passions and strive to help others. Join our movement to get a million people each and every day to commit acts of kindness for others. Together, we're going to make the world a better place. Are you ready? Because it’s time for your daily helping.
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365. Personalized AI with Joe Apfelbaum

Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO of one of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the US, wrote five books in five years, and lost 100 pounds. There is nothing he can’t do. Today Joe joins us to tell us about his newest venture, evyAI, evyAI is an AI assistant that drafts LinkedIn post responses, DMs, and more to help you save time making important networking connections. What used to take you 100 minutes, can now just take you 10. And most importantly, evyAI is personalized to reflect your voice.As the author of High Energy Networking, Joe knows how vital it is to make meaningful connections. Take a listen to this episode and learn how you can utilize an AI strategy to build those connections today.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayThe right strategy will save you a decade. Remember that energy without strategy is a waste of time. So if you want to grow your business, if you want to grow your life, if you want to be able to help other people and take your life to the next level, remember there's a strategy. Success leaves clues. There's a way to get to your goal by looking at somebody that's already done it, like Dr. Richard. And so follow their footsteps, listen to their podcasts, buy their books, get into their courses, join their communities, get more involved with people that have what you want and you're going to get their strategies, and you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You can literally do R&D– it's rip off and duplicate. You can literally just copy somebody else's strategy. Find the coach that has done what you wanna get to do and go out and just copy their strategy. When I tell somebody, hey, you know, I can help you with LinkedIn, just copy my strategy. Join my community and just copy my strategy. Do what I do.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:To join Joe’s community, text “community” to Joe’s AI at 973-841-8868 To watch a demo video of evyAI, text “demo” to Joe’s AI at 973-841-8868 Watch a free video on funnel strategy at AjaxUnion.comRead High Energy NetworkingProduced by NOVA Media
6/10/202430 minutes
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364. Unlocking Holistic Healing with Dr. Gladys McGarey

Meet Dr. Gladys McGarey, a trailblazer who has dedicated over a century to transforming healthcare through holistic medicine. Known as the mother of holistic medicine, her approach emphasizes love, understanding, and a profound connection with the patient's inner physician. Dr. McGarey's pioneering work focuses on understanding the deeper lessons behind diseases rather than merely treating symptoms.Born in India to medical missionary parents, Dr. McGarey knew from a young age that she was destined to be a physician, despite challenges like dyslexia. Her resilience led her to co-found the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. She believes in the body's ability to heal itself by paying attention to its signals and working in harmony with our inner selves.Dr. McGarey's wisdom offers invaluable insights for enhancing well-being through holistic practices. By connecting with our inner physician and embracing the five L's, we can lead healthier, happier lives.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Live your life with life and love. If you can do that, other things are attracted to you. They become fun. They become joy. But if you don't love the trees and the birds and the people around you, you learn to lose love. And the beat goes on.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at gladysmcgarey.comRead The Well-Lived Life by Dr. Gladys McGareyFollow Dr. Gladys on Instagram: @begladmdProduced by NOVA Media
6/3/202432 minutes
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363. Building a Two-Career Home with Tiffany Sauder

There are a ton of resources out there about how to intentionally build your business culture, structure, and capacity, but almost none when it comes to doing the same for your family. Our guest on the show today, Tiffany Sauder, is here to fill that gap. Tiffany is a successful CEO, married to another professionally driven person, and is mother to four kids. A few years ago, her marriage and her family were at a breaking point. Everyone was stressed and frustrated. That’s when it hit Tiffany: She needed to run her family like she did her business. Today she teaches other families to do the same: Establish a mission and vision; do an honest, detailed evaluation where everyone in your family is at; and make concrete plans on how to function and be accountable.If you’ve been looking for concrete, realistic ways for your marriage and family to be better for everyone, be sure to tune in.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayChoose your hard. Being a grownup is hard, life is hard, every path is hard. Getting up at 5 a.m. to work out is hard, not feeling comfortable in your skin is hard. Being on a budget is hard, being broke is hard. Staying married is hard, getting divorced is hard. Owning your own business is hard, working for somebody else is hard. The point is not for this to be frustrating. The point is to accept life is hard. And I think as soon as that's our expectation, we can say, I'm gonna choose the hard that aligns with the life I want, with where I want to go, with the relationships I want to have, with the impact I want to have on the world. And when you choose that hard, then it's not hard because it's in service to who you're becoming and the impact you're gonna have on the world.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Check out Tiffany’s Life of And AcademyListen to Tiffany’s podcast Scared ConfidentFollow Tiffany Sauder on Instagram: @TiffanySauderProduced by NOVA Media
5/27/202431 minutes, 15 seconds
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362. Disciplined Entrepreneurship: Startup Tactics with Paul Cheek

Paul Cheek was MIT’s first Hacker in Residence. No, he didn’t sit in a basement and try to steal nuclear codes or anything like that. He used his software developer skills to help entrepreneurs create what they needed for their businesses. Over the years, Paul worked with more and more entrepreneurs, not only helping them hack their technical problems, but overcome their business ones as well.Based on this experience, Paul has written a new book called “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: Startup Tactics.” In it, he gives 15 tactics across four foundations: goal setting, marketing testing, product development, and resource acquisition. The mission of the book is to help entrepreneurs take action to turn their business plans into businesses. Paul joins us in today’s episode to share highlights from his book and encouragement for anyone considering the path entrepreneurship. Listening to this episode might just be your first step.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayEntrepreneurship is for everybody. It doesn't matter whether you're going to start a company. We need more entrepreneurs in this world and we need more entrepreneurial leaders in this world, regardless of whether you're gonna be a startup founder, you're gonna go join a company, you work in a larger organization today, you lead a team within a larger organization today. There are things about the entrepreneurial process that you will find useful, that you will be able to deploy with your team, with your business. And I would encourage you to do the hardest part. The hardest part of entrepreneurship is just getting started. Take the opportunity right here, right now today to go and take that first step.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Read “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: Startup Tactics”Learn more at PaulCheek.comCheck out Oceanworks.coConnect with Paul on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
5/20/202430 minutes, 4 seconds
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361. How Catherine Nikkel Helps People Write Their Own Books

After 15 years as a social worker, Catherine Nikkel knew it was time to make a career change. She thought she was going to become an insurance agent, but suddenly the ground fell out from under her: She became paralyzed from the waist down. What got her through her time in the hospital was people telling her stories.Today, not only has Catherine learned to walk again, but she has helped fifteen people tell their stories by ghostwriting bestselling books with them. She has also helped dozens more tell their story through her book coaching. Catherine joins the show to explain what it means to be a ghostwriter and book coach. She also has tips for people who are thinking about writing a book. Her bottom line: “Get your voice out there because it deserves to be heard.”The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayPlease use your voice to make an impact, whether it be in your life, someone else's life, your communities. And the biggest thing for me is get your voice out there because it deserves to be heard.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at CatherineNikkel.comProduced by NOVA Media
5/13/202427 minutes, 11 seconds
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360. Human Creativity and AI with Craig Detweiler

As a professor, Dr. Craig Detweiler saw that his arts and media students were becoming anxious about AI replacing them in the job market. That’s why he decided to write a book about what he hopes will be the future of human creativity and AI.Dr. Detweiler’s book, “Honest Creativity: The Foundation of Boundless, Good, and Inspired Innovation,” lays out the case that AI will help humans in their creative efforts, not replace them. Humans are good at analogies, embodiment, and empathy, while generative AI is good at lowering the traditional barriers to creative undertakings like legal work, studio tools, and more.He lays out the three step process that students, and all of us, should take in order to succeed, hand-in-hand with AI. He draws on his experience as president and CEO of Wedgewood Circle, a philanthropic investment collective that funds creative projects of meaning.It’s not everyday that you get to hear directly from Variety’s Mentor of the Year, so be sure to tune in and give a listen.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayFear not. The machines aren't coming to get you. The machines, hopefully, are coming to help and to serve you. And so have confidence in your HI: In your human intelligence, your human imagination, and your human ingenuity to create inspired innovation. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Read “Honest Creativity: The Foundation of Boundless, Good, and Inspired Innovation.”Follow Craig Detweiler on Instagram: @CraigDetProduced by NOVA Media
5/6/202433 minutes, 1 second
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359. Food and Freedom with Sue Van Raes

Sue Van Raes would like for us all to befriend our biochemistry. Today she joins the show to teach us how. Sue is a functional nutritionist and food psychology specialist. She is also the author of a new book, “Food and Freedom: Discover your Personal Recipe to Eat, Think and Live Well.”Our willpower is tied to our blood sugar levels. The health of our relationships is tied to understanding our rates of cellular oxidation. Expressing the full range of our emotions changes what we put in our bodies. Sue Van Raes explains the intersection of our inner biochemistry and our lived experiences. Everyone has their own individual ratio of how much of the three macronutrients they need: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Through both blood tests and developing better internal sensation observation, we can learn to eat to feel how we want to feel. And that is freedom. Join us on today’s episode to learn more!The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayIf we could, and can, tend to our relationship to food and self the same way we would tend to another important primary relationship in our life– by showing up, by listening, by prioritizing, by tending to– there is incredible healing that is possible. And this relationship with food and self is the most primary and profound relationship we can start with because from there, everything else, every other relationship in our lives improves. The ripple effect is incredible. And I think it's also the relationship that we forget about the most. So it's my reminder to turn to ourselves and take care of ourselves because we need to be our number ones. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Read: Food and Freedom: Discover your Personal Recipe to Eat, Think and Live WellLearn more: BoulderNutrition.comFollow Sue on Instagram:  @BoulderNutritionProduced by NOVA Media
4/29/202428 minutes, 9 seconds
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358. Technocapitalism: The New Robber Barons with Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni’s career as a journalist and author began when she discovered her childhood best friend had joined a terrorist organization. Since then she has dedicated herself to analyzing the intersection of economics, politics, and violence. We’re excited to have Loretta on the show today.Loretta’s newest book is called “Technocapitalism: The Rise of the New Robber Barons and the Fight for the Common Good.” In it, she identifies the dangers of only a handful of people controlling the most powerful, newest technology. She advocates for more government oversight. Don’t let the title fool you. Loretta doesn’t mind capitalism and she likes technology. She just believes that the common good, as determined by a democratically elected government, should be the guiding light in how we regulate them.Loetta’s perspective has been shaped through her Fulbright Scholarship to Johns Hopkins, her Rotary Scholarship to London School of Economics degree, and her work at the National Bank of Hungary in the early 1980s. She’ll give you a lot to think about in this episode!The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayWe have the power to understand technology. Do not be afraid. I mean, all we need is to study, understand, investigate, and then take control of it, because it's a very, very positive thing for humanity. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Read Technocapitalism: The Rise of the New Robber Barons and the Fight for the Common GoodLearn more at LorettaNapoleoni.comProduced by NOVA Media
4/22/202432 minutes, 29 seconds
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357. Writing as Healing with Meredith Heller

When she was about 12 years old, Meredith Heller left her troubled home and survived in the woods along the Potomac river. What saved her life was writing poetry and noticing how nature took care of her. Meredith has now spent over 30 years helping students and incarcerated women tap into that same power of noticing and writing. Her newest book, “Writing by Heart,” invites all of us into the practice.In this episode, we dive into Meredith’s book. “Writing by Heart'' walks you through gathering information from your body, experience, psyche, and imagination. That way you can write about what you’re deeply experiencing, not just what you are thinking. The book also helps you notice things around you that spark something within you– joy, curiosity, learning. Through this practice, you teach yourself that the world is a place that feeds what moves you deeply.Meredith describes writing as a way to make room within yourself to notice and fully experience the good and bad of life. This, she says, is the true path to healing.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayWriting is a path home to self, to love, to life. It helps us fall in love with ourselves. It helps us come into deep friendship with ourselves. And from here, everything is possible. Pick up your pen, grab your journal, write a gratitude list, write a sparkle list, dive into the invitations in my book, come to workshops, such a warm, beautiful community, and start writing. Open up your inner world to yourself.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at MeredithHeller.comFollow Meredith on Instagram: @MeredithHellerPoetryProduced by NOVA Media
4/15/202427 minutes, 52 seconds
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356. Manifestation Methods with Chloe Panta

Growing up in West Detroit, Chloe Panta knew there had to be a better life for her. She just didn’t know how to get it. Through relentless curiosity and pursuit of knowledge, Chloe learned about manifesting a better life and achieved it herself. Now she shares what she has learned in her new book, “Untapped Magic: Manifestation Methods for Living a Limitless Life.” In today’s episode, we dive into her book. First, Chloe gives concrete, actionable steps to unblocking whatever thought patterns are holding you back. Then she walks us through creating new neural pathways through positive affirmations, calling in ease and flow, and using her “creative imaginings” audio recordings. The final part of the book, she explains, has aligned, actionable steps to help you actually take actions to manifest what you want in life.In this interview, it becomes clear why Chloe is a highly sought after mindset expert and transformational coach: She uses an evidence-based, proven system with scientific data to help people overcome obstacles that are keeping them stuck in life. We’re lucky to have Chloe on the show today. Be sure to tune in! The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayI want people to tap into their untapped magic. We all have that. That's our mind. Simply tap into your mind and that's how you can actually cultivate a limitless life.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at ChloePanta.co Follow Chloe on Instagram: @ChloePanta Read: Untapped Magic: Manifestation Methods for Living a Limitless LifeProduced by NOVA Media
4/8/202429 minutes, 55 seconds
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355. The Physics of Intuition | Quantum Intelligence with Kim Chestney

Multiverses, remote viewing, and the movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” We cover it all in today’s episode with Kim Chestney. Kim is the founder of the Intuition Lab and the Create Festival. Her work raises awareness about the importance of insight into the evolution of individual and world consciousness. Working for nearly 20 years in the tech sector, Kim has led initiatives with some of the top thought leaders, technology companies, and universities in the world. She’s here today to tell us about her most recent book, “The Illumination Code.”Diving into quantum physics, Kim explains that we’re living in the eternal here and now– that part of you already knows everything. Her book has seven “labs” with which you can experiment with this perception. A quick example: Remote sensing. The CIA spent a lot of resources on this kind of intuition, and according to Kim, it worked.We cover Einstein along with the Akashic Records in this unique and thought-provoking interview. Enjoy!The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayFor me, I think that's really understanding that your intuition is really this master key to your life that can unlock this world of magic and wonder that we've all forgotten about. We walk around every day like we understand this world, but we really live in this world of mystery where anything's possible. And we have this huge potential that's within us that's still untapped. So I just wanna encourage everybody to trust themselves and listen to that guiding inner voice and learn to live by it every day because magic is out there. And the more you use it, the more you're going to find it. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at KimChestney.comCheck out IntuitionLab.comRead “Illumination Code: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your Quantum Intelligence”Listen: Episode 194: Tapping into Intuition & Trusting Your Inner Guidance | with Kim ChestneyProduced by NOVA Media
4/1/202428 minutes, 21 seconds
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354. Unlocking the Story within You | Meaning-Making with Dr. Johnny Parker

Dr. Johnny Parker is an executive coach and consultant to pro and college sports teams athletes and C-suite leaders. He's got a 25 year track record of helping organizations to know, align, and master their story so they win at work and thrive in life. He's been everywhere in the national media– places like CNN, NBC News, Viewpoint, BET, Washington Post, among others. On top of everything, Dr. Johnny has just released a new book, “Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story within You.”Today, Dr. Johnny shares his book’s five main themes: Clarify Your Quest; Demand Bold Truth; Champion Generosity; Engage Community; Pursue Continual Renewal. Of course we make sure to throw in some Star Wars references, along with some references to top psycho-social research studies.This episode is a feast of information and anecdotes of lessons learned. Tune in to learn how to tap into your story and lead the life you desire.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayConsider taking your name– your first name or your last name and create an acrostic and craft your core values. So we've done that as a family our last name Parker we added S for Parkers and ours is P the acrostic of P stands for pleasing God; A stands for accepting one another. The R stands for respect. The K, keeping short accounts. The E, encourage 1 another. The R, renewal. And the S is service. So the reason that that's important, Ritz-Carlton does a stand-up meeting every day. They have 24 core values and every day they talk about 1 of their core values and it's their way of saying this is our story. They affirm the core value with a story. What happened last night in Tucson, Ritz-Carlton. What you're doing when you do that as a leader, as a family, you are actually staying more tethered to your authenticity, tethered to what really matters most. And research shows that when leaders lead from their core values, their effectiveness is about 110% greater when they're not leading from that place of core center and authenticity. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at JohnnyParker.com Read “Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story Within You”Connect with Dr. Johnny Parker on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
3/26/202429 minutes, 47 seconds
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353. Taking Responsibility, Taking Control | How to Succeed with Steve Nudelberg

Steve Nudelberg is a bestselling author, expert sales trainer, business development guru, keynote speaker, and serial entrepreneur. His core philosophy is to ignite individuals and teams by enhancing their awareness about small yet powerful changes they can make to instantly sharpen individual performance centered around process, the art of building relationships, and pipeline development. We are lucky to have him on the show today.Steve is the grandson and son of shoe business owners. His own sons have taken over his company, a training and development company called “On the Ball.” You could say entrepreneurship is in his blood. But Steve would be the first to tell you it is about discipline, controlling the little things you can: How much you sleep, how much you eat, how much water you drink, you know, all of the things that you can control in mind, body, spirits, energy, and daily behaviors.  Steve has failed many times, but he has always had the confidence to get back up and try again. He has something called “tolerance for ambiguity” - a willingness to take risks. Tune in to learn how he has developed this confidence in himself and how you can too.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayThe world has changed. Many, many years ago when my company was involved in sports and sports marketing, I had the opportunity to work with Pat Riley and he said something to me then which stayed with me: The only thing in life you can count on is change so you better learn to embrace it. And the biggest shift in the business world, although there's many, is that you are the product, you are the brand. And we now have tools to allow you to market you. One of the questions I ask people is, when was the last time you bought or entertained an opportunity with somebody you didn't like? If you and I met and we didn't like each other, there's no shot I'm on this show. So the challenge in this new economy is to market yourself. You're responsible for creating your own awareness. And if you learn how to do that, your life will change and everybody around you will know. --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Tune into the Nudelberg Daily HuddleLearn more at On the Ball.coConnect with Steve on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram Produced by NOVA Media
3/18/202429 minutes, 57 seconds
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352. Healing with Love | Committing to Yourself with Lisa Manyon

When Lisa Manyon was a child, she didn’t just watch cartoons, she’d critique the commercials that ran between them. She was always thoughtful, curious, and analytical. Today, Lisa brings the same thoughtfulness and curiosity to her new book, Spiritual Sugar: The Divine Ingredients to Heal Yourself With Love.When Lisa was coming up in the marketing world, she quickly identified how much the industry relied on pressing people’s pain points. She was not going to follow that path. She blazed a trail in marketing with integrity, focusing on people’s passion points instead of pain points. She founded Write On Creative and now has a podcast, “Your Message Matters.”In 2017, when Lisa was diagnosed with cancer she approached it with the same curiosity and thoughtfulness as she approached everything. She learned about all the ways you can heal yourself with love. Then she wrote a book about it: Spiritual Sugar. Her book covers meditation, connecting with nature, and other healing modalities.  Her message, above all: “You can heal with love.”The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayI want all of our listeners to know that they matter, that they can heal with love, and it is time to commit to you.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more about Lisa’s marketing strategy company at writeoncreative.comRead Spiritual Sugar: The Divine Ingredients to Heal Yourself With LoveProduced by NOVA Media
3/11/202425 minutes, 23 seconds
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351. Diving into Inner Stillness | Transpersonal Psychology with Dr. Steve Taylor

Dr. Steve Taylor has authored numerous bestselling books and is now releasing his newest book, “The Adventure: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening.” He’s a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University and the chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. Steve’s articles and essays have been published in over 100 academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. You may have seen his work in Scientific American or Psychology Today.Steve’s field of study, transpersonal psychology, examines spiritual experiences in which we transcend our normal limited ego identity. It studies spiritual transformation, spiritual development. In fact, it could simply be called spiritual psychology. To be clear, when Steve discusses spirituality, he doesn’t mean religion. He’s talking about exploring your inner being, expanding your identity, connecting more deeply with other human beings and with the universe itself. In his newest book, “The Adventure: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening,” Steve lays out a very practical, doable path for anyone seeking to grow in their spiritual development. It covers steps like disidentification from the ego, gratitude, awareness, stillness, and altruism. According to Steve, spiritual awakening isn’t something extraordinary and unattainable, it’s accessible to everyone. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Just in the same way that the surface of the ocean can sometimes be turbulent but there's always still a deep stillness beneath it. A diver knows– a diver moves from the surface of the ocean into a deep stillness beneath the waves and in the same way within our being our minds can sometimes be turbulent and restless even full of discord but there's always a deep stillness in our deep being. So I like to remind people that deep stillness is always accessible. It's always there just below the surface of your mind and you're always free to dive into it.” --Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at StevenMTaylor.com Read “The Adventure: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening” Produced by NOVA Media
3/4/202430 minutes, 1 second
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350. Achieving Time Freedom | Delegation Infrastructure with Mike Abramowitz

We’re thrilled to have Mike Abramowitz on the show with us today. Mike has 20 years of direct sales experience, training 5,000 plus sales reps with $17 million in sales. He has nine books in the self-help space, a podcast called “The Better than Rich Show,” and a community named “Automate, Delegate, and Systematize.” Plus, he’s founded a nonprofit, “PB&J for Tampa Bay.” Mike has scaled numerous six-figure businesses and a nonprofit to be run without him so he can experience the time freedom that he desires. Now he focuses on helping other busy entrepreneurs implement systems in their businesses by leveraging automation and delegation. Growing up, Mike watched his father grind hard every day as a plumber in order to provide for his family but miss out on a lot of family time because of it. Mike also fell into this pattern– as a top salesman at Cutco for over 20 years, he worked long hours. As he started his author and speaker career on top of everything, his personal relationships and health started to break down. So Mike decided to shift his mindset and his work: He decided to buy back his time. He put infrastructure in place so his company and nonprofit could run without depending on him too much. He pivoted to using offshore virtual assistants, artificial intelligence, and creating FAQ libraries and other tools to “replace” him.This structure was tested when his son was born prematurely and had to spend 8 months in the NICU. It worked. Mike could spend time with his family without his business suffering. His son is now healthy and thriving, and Mike has the time freedom he always wanted. When he does log hours, it is to help other business operators become business owners and truly experience the financial and time freedom that drew them to entrepreneurship in the first place.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayGet clear on exactly the type of things that you want in your life or don't want and pursue the things that you want and let go of the things that you don't want with intentionality. And if there's any way that we could support with our team with Better Than Rich to support that, I would love to do, I would do a free delegation plan with any of your listeners if they wanna reach out. I would do a 90 day delegation plan of how to let go of anything it is that they wanna let go of and get off their plate. It's something that we love doing for anybody that would enjoy having that conversation.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at VA.BetterThanRich.comListen to the Better Than Rich Show Read Dan Martell’s book Buy Back Your TimeProduced by NOVA Media
2/26/202432 minutes, 44 seconds
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349. Cracking the Communication Code | Relational Intelligence with Steve Cockram

Our guest today is Steve Cockram. He's the co-founder of Giant, a world leader in relational intelligence, trusted by Google, Microsoft, Delta, Pfizer, the US military, and leaders across the world. Steve is here today to talk about his latest book, "The Communication Code," which was the number one new release on Amazon in all categories when released, and currently the number one book in business and management on Amazon.The impetus for the book was Steve’s observation that maintaining healthy long term relationships is the exception, not the norm today. When he looked at root causes, he saw that communication failures were at the heart of the breakdowns. He noticed that many times people don’t receive and respond to information in the manner which it was intended.That’s why he came up with the 5 Communication Codes. Communication Codes help the receiver/respondent understand the intent and desired response of the messenger. The 5 codes are: Critique, collaboration, clarify, care, and celebrate. He gives the example that his wife might tell him something she is struggling with, letting him know that she is communicating in the code “care.” That lets him know she isn’t looking for him to solve a problem, but to just be emotionally present with her.Steve tells us of marriages and business relationships saved by this Communication Codes concept. He encourages everyone to give it a try, even if they’re feeling like their relationship is on the brink of failure. A simple communication code could change everything.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Communication can be made to work in any relationship. And actually, with the tools, you have a real chance, but without you don't. Intent is not enough for communication in a relationship. You actually need some tools if you are wired differently. If you're the same as someone else, we just get on and we're fine. But I think for me is where people have given up hope or where people have almost reached a point where they're not sure this relationship is gonna last, I would say give it one last spin because the communication code has the ability to begin creating hope in people's lives, in the relationships they were most loved to see life happening.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Read the book: “The Communication Code: Unlock Every Relationship, One Conversation at a Time”Visit: GiantWorldwide.comTake Giant’s free communication assessment: GiantUniversity.com/5-voices-overviewConnect with Steve on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
2/19/202431 minutes, 47 seconds
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348. Why Your Life Has no Purpose | Creating Beliefs by Design with Dr. Greg Pursley

Dr. Greg Pursley, affectionately known as Dr. G, is an expert in personal growth and transformation who has dedicated his career to helping individuals navigate through life's challenges by changing their core beliefs. His journey, marked by personal challenges including his son's health issues, has inspired him to develop methodologies that encourage individuals to live beyond their fears and anxieties.Dr. G's approach revolves around the concept of the five A's: Aware, Acknowledge, Accept, Action Plan, and Attack. These steps, coupled with his focus on the five pillars of life - Relationships, Finances, Health, Career/Business, and Belief/Faith - provide a comprehensive framework for personal development. Through his Fix Your BS Academy and the bestselling book "Fix Your BS," Dr. G offers practical tools and strategies for individuals to confront and reshape their limiting beliefs.One of the most impactful takeaways from the episode is the emphasis on emotional intelligence and resilience. Dr. G highlights how developing a positive mindset, cultivating emotional intelligence, and practicing gratitude can significantly influence our happiness and success. He shares inspiring success stories of individuals who have transformed their lives by applying these principles, demonstrating the transformative power of adopting a gratitude-driven approach to life.Dr. G encourages us to reflect on their belief systems and consider how a shift in perspective could lead to profound personal and professional growth. His message is clear: by confronting and changing our deepest beliefs, we unlock the potential to lead more fulfilled and impactful lives.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Know yourself, look inside, figure out who you really are and what you really want in life and then you can start working toward developing it, but you have to know it first.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at fixyourbs.netRead the Book: Fix Your BSFollow Dr. G on Instagram: @drgregpursleyProduced by NOVA Media
2/12/202430 minutes, 59 seconds
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347. Legal Wisdom for Entrepreneurs: Heather Pearce Campbell's Guide to Navigating Business Law

Heather Pearce Campbell, a warrior mom, nature enthusiast, and an accomplished attorney and legal coach, is revolutionizing the way entrepreneurs approach legal matters. Based in Seattle, Heather has fused her passions and expertise into two dynamic ventures: Pierce Law, PLLC, and the Legal Website Warrior. Her journey, inspired by personal challenges and an entrepreneurial spirit instilled from childhood, has led her to become a guiding force for information entrepreneurs globally.Heather's story is not just about professional success; it’s deeply rooted in personal experiences. The passing of her mother to glioblastoma significantly shifted her perspective on life and career, driving her to start her own legal practice immediately after law school. This journey was further shaped by the 9/11 aftermath, challenging Heather to innovate and adapt. Her transition to supporting entrepreneurs stemmed from a keen awareness of the legal void in this sector, prompting her to create accessible, efficient legal solutions.Heather's primary message to entrepreneurs is clear: Legal support is not a luxury but a cornerstone of business success. She warns against common entrepreneurial pitfalls, such as neglecting legal protections and inadequate contract practices. Heather advocates for a proactive legal stance, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding online businesses and intellectual properties. Her practical advice encompasses establishing legal entities, customizing contracts, and nurturing a legally sound business environment. Heather's voice resonates with clarity and authority, urging entrepreneurs to embrace legal challenges as integral to their growth and success.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Don't be afraid of legal support. Don't imagine what's in the box. Just understand that when it comes to legal support done right, there's a major toolbox available to you if you're looking in the right places. It’s just about picking up one tool at a time”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at legalwebsitewarrior.comListen to the Guts, Grit & Great Business podcastConnect with Heather on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
2/5/202432 minutes, 20 seconds
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346. Embracing the Wild: How Shelby Stanger's Adventures Inspire Personal Growth and Fearlessness

Shelby Stanger, a seasoned adventurer and podcast host, has carved a unique niche through her explorations and storytelling. Her journey, chronicled in the latest episode of "The Daily Helping," is a testament to the power of embracing the wild, both in nature and within oneself. As a journalist-turned-podcaster, Shelby created "Wild Ideas Worth Living," a platform acquired by REI, where she interviews various adventurers, sharing her own extensive surfing and outdoor experiences.Shelby's path was shaped by early life challenges, including the loss of her father. This personal tragedy highlighted the brevity of life and steered her towards surfing and nature, which she found to be healing and meditative. These experiences underscore her philosophy: that adventure is not just an activity, but a crucial element for mental well-being and personal growth."Will to Wild," her insightful book, delves into the mindset necessary for adventures, the challenges faced, and the transformative effects of such experiences. It's a blend of personal anecdotes and interviews, providing practical guidance for those looking to embark on their own adventures. A key theme in Shelby's narrative is the role of fear. She discusses how facing fears in the wilderness can empower individuals to confront life's broader challenges, offering tactics like focusing on the present to manage fear.Shelby's message resonates beyond the realm of adventurers. She advocates for the importance of starting - in adventures and life - emphasizing action over extensive planning. The transformative power of kindness, both towards oneself and others, is a recurring theme in her stories. Her insights serve as a reminder of the therapeutic nature of the outdoors and the profound impact of small acts of bravery and compassion.In a world that often feels overwhelming, Shelby Stanger's philosophy offers a refreshing perspective on the interplay between nature, fear, kindness, and self-discovery.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“There's two things. One, go outside in nature as often as you can and breathe. And the second is be kind. In interviewing all the adventurers I've interviewed, hundreds, maybe thousands, kindness is a game-changer. It'll get you out of a jam. It'll help you on your way. It'll bring you trail magic. It'll just change your life and kindness is really an important part of adventure and that's not just being kind to other people and kind to animals and trees but it's being kind to yourself. Like we can all be really hard on ourselves and you have to laugh at yourself on the way. You're gonna look ugly sometimes when you're surfing. You're gonna have a wedgie. Your bikini is gonna be up your booty and your boob might be hanging out and you gotta learn to laugh. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Get outside and have fun.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at ShelbyStanger.comListen: Wild Ideas Worth LivingRead: Will to WildFollow Shelby on Instagram: @shelbystangerWatch: TEDx | Will to WildProduced by NOVA Media
1/29/202428 minutes, 32 seconds
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345. Quantum Thinking: Revolutionizing Your Worldview with Dianne Collins

Today’s expert guest is Dianne Collins, a renowned author and the creator of Quantum Think. Collins, with her groundbreaking book "Do You Quantum Think?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World," has embarked on a mission to reshape how we perceive our thoughts and reality.A pivotal aspect of Quantum Think is the concept of "Observer Created Reality." This principle, rooted in quantum science, highlights how our perceptions and thoughts significantly shape our experiences. It's an empowering reminder of our ability to influence our own reality through mindful intent. Collins elucidates how this approach can lead to rapid personal transformations, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the universe and the importance of living a purpose-driven life.Collins' insights provide a fresh perspective on personal growth and self-awareness. Her message is clear: by understanding and mastering our thought patterns, we can not only transform our own lives but also contribute positively to the world around us. Her teachings offer a path to discovering joy and fulfillment through purposeful living, making her a truly inspiring figure in the realm of modern thought leadership.Listeners are encouraged to explore further and dive into the world of Quantum Think, a journey that promises not just personal growth, but a revolutionary shift in how we view and interact with the world.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Everything in this divinely intelligent mysterious universe has a purpose, every one of us has a purpose, you come in with a purpose. And one of the greatest joys in living is to know that first of all and to discover what that is and you discover it through looking at what you're drawn to, what are your gifts, what are your proclivities, what are you attracted to, what are you not attracted to, and it's like a mystery adventure of your life discovering your purpose, experiencing your purpose, knowing that all the different ways that you can express your purpose is your greatest contribution to your own joy and to the joy of others.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at diannecollins.comRead: Do You QuantumThink?Follow Dianne on Instagram: @quantumthinkdivaProduced by NOVA Media
1/22/202430 minutes, 41 seconds
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344. Flexibility and Resilience in Times of Crisis with James Burstall

Today’s expert guest is James Burstall, the CEO of the international production group Argonon. With a rich background in journalism and executive roles in TV production, Burstall brings a unique perspective on leadership, particularly in navigating challenging times.At the heart of Burstall's philosophy is his people-first approach. Whether it's adapting television productions like "The Masked Singer" during the COVID-19 pandemic or prioritizing employee wellbeing, his strategies are grounded in empathy and inclusivity. This focus extends beyond the walls of his company, as demonstrated by Argonon's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and climate action. These efforts were redoubled in response to the pandemic and societal events like the George Floyd incident, reflecting Burstall's belief in upholding company values even amidst adversity.Burstall's book, "The Flexible Method," is a testament to his approach. It offers 16 lessons on surviving crises, drawn from varied experiences across industries. These lessons emphasize adaptability, effective communication, and the importance of learning from both success and failure. Burstall's method underscores the need for leaders to be emotionally intelligent and proactive in supporting mental health, both within their teams and personally.For Burstall, leadership in times of crisis isn't just about weathering the storm; it's about emerging stronger and more connected. His advice to leaders is clear: rest, reward, and review. By taking the time to reflect on experiences, celebrate achievements, and learn from challenges, leaders can foster a culture of continuous improvement and resilience.James Burstall's journey is a masterclass in navigating turbulent waters with grace and strength. His insights offer invaluable lessons for anyone looking to lead effectively, especially in uncertain times. His call to action is simple yet profound: perform daily acts of kindness and engage in continuous learning, for in collaboration and feedback lies the key to growth and improvement.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Try to perform one random act of kindness every single day. And the trick is it can be somebody you know or somebody you don't know, but they must know that you've done it.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at argonon.comRead The Flexible MethodConnect with James on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
1/15/202434 minutes, 37 seconds
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343. Empowering Change Through Emotional Mastery and Economic Engines with Dame Doria Cordova

Dame Doria Cordova is a visionary in the world of entrepreneurial education. As the CEO and owner of Accelerated Business Schools and the Money in You program, Doria has made significant contributions to uplifting humanity's consciousness through socially responsible businesses.Her journey into the world of human potential began with an enlightenment experience that shifted her career path dramatically. At 26, working as a court reporter, she felt a calling that changed her life. This calling led her to the EST program and eventually to meeting Buckminster Fuller, whose ideas on sufficiency and global resources deeply influenced her.Doria's entrepreneurial spirit is not just about building businesses but about creating economic engines that align with personal values and purposes. She emphasizes the significance of emotional intelligence and self-mastery, stating that mastering one's emotions is crucial for making sound decisions. Her approach to business is holistic, combining financial literacy with a commitment to social responsibility. By focusing on creating businesses that solve global problems, she believes one can achieve both wealth and fulfillment.One of the most powerful takeaways from Doria’s message is the concept of sufficiency. In a world often seen through the lens of scarcity, she encourages us to recognize the abundance of resources and opportunities available. She urges us to focus on being of service as a pathway to wealth and happiness. This aligns with Buckminster Fuller's philosophy of making the world work for everyone through cooperation.Doria Cordova's story is a testament to the power of aligning one’s career with a deeper purpose. Her approach offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to transform their professional life into a meaningful journey that contributes positively to the world. Her message is clear: by mastering our emotions, aligning our business with our values, and focusing on service, we can create not just successful careers, but also a more fulfilling and impactful life.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Being of service is truly the key to happiness and joy. So one of the questions that Buckminster Fuller left the world with that we follow as much as we can is how can we make the world work for 100% of humanity through spontaneous cooperation in the shortest possible time without any ecological offense nor the disadvantage of anyone? So when you create a product or service that answers that question, the chances of you being wealthy and happy have just exponentially grown. So just remember being of service is key to being wealthy and being happy and go out there and get them.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:fridayswithdoria.commoneyandyou.comRead: "Access to Cash"Connect with Doria Cordova on LinkedInFollow Doria Cordova on Instagram: @damedccordovaProduced by NOVA Media
1/8/202436 minutes, 4 seconds
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342. Unlocking Your Intuitive Power in Health and Life with Dr. Veronica Anderson

Dr. Veronica Anderson's journey from a traditional eye surgeon to an intuitive healer represents a bold integration of scientific rigor with holistic intuition. Her transition from conventional medicine to embracing her innate intuitive abilities marks a significant turn in her career, offering a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness.Initially hesitant, Dr. Anderson's personal challenges, including a struggle with depression and a knee injury, prompted her to explore her psychic skills. This exploration led to a profound realization: health transcends physical boundaries, intertwining deeply with our emotional and spiritual well-being. Dr. Anderson's intuitive insights complement her medical expertise, creating a unique holistic practice that addresses the complexities of human health.Her innovative method, the "Respect Method," detailed in her book "Get the Respect You Deserve," is a testament to her commitment to holistic healing. This systematic approach empowers individuals to be seen and heard, both in their personal lives and professional spheres. The method's components - Reflect, Evaluate, Surrender, Pause, Elevate, Commit, and Trust - serve as pillars for self-improvement and empowerment.Dr. Anderson's work with human design further enhances her holistic approach. By understanding one's spiritual DNA, individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery and align their lives more closely with their true selves. This approach has been transformative for many, offering a new perspective on personal growth and fulfillment.Dr. Anderson's story is a beacon for those seeking a more integrated approach to health, encouraging us to trust our intuition and embrace our innate abilities. Her journey underscores the potential within each of us to foster a more balanced, healthier life by tapping into our intuitive powers and understanding our deeper selves.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Learn to trust your gut – then trust it.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at drveronica.comRead: "Get the Respect You Deserve"Follow Dr. Veronica on Instagram: @drveronicaProduced by NOVA Media
1/1/202430 minutes, 27 seconds
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341. A Modern Approach to Ayurvedic Wellness with Tessa Arnold

Tessa Arnold, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Snapback Energy, is redefining the landscape of health and wellness. Transitioning from a career in commercial banking to becoming a renowned Ayurvedic health and wellness lifestyle coach, Arnold's journey is nothing short of transformative. Her story, rooted in personal challenges and a quest for deeper fulfillment, resonates with those seeking a more meaningful approach to health.Arnold's story is one of introspection and courage. Faced with her own life's discontents and her husband's health challenges, she embarked on a path that led her to Ayurveda, an ancient holistic science. Her experience is a testament to the power of self-care and finding one’s personal rhythm. Arnold's journey was not just about changing careers; it was a profound journey of self-discovery and healing, a reminder of the resilience and adaptability inherent in all of us.What sets Arnold apart is her pragmatic yet passionate approach to Ayurveda. She demystifies this ancient science, making it accessible and relevant to modern lifestyles. She emphasizes the six pillars of health - movement, sleep, breathing exercises, nutrition, emotional well-being, and meditation - as the cornerstone of holistic living. Her approach is not about one-size-fits-all solutions but understanding individual needs and constitutions. Arnold advocates for a personalized wellness plan, grounded in the understanding of one's body and mind, paving the way for sustainable health and well-being.Tessa Arnold’s insights offer more than just health tips; they are an invitation to embrace a life of balance and harmony. Her journey encourages us to seek wellness practices that resonate personally, reminding us that the path to health is as unique as our individual stories.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“When you love your body, it's going to love you back. The six pillars are health are nothing that you need to go out and buy. There are things you already have at hand. It's a beautiful gift when you step back and look at your life and realize that you have agency over it.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at balanceofyou.comCheck out SnapBack EnergyFollow Tessa Arnold on Instagram: @tess_elizabeth1Connect with Tessa Arnold on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
12/25/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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340. Transforming Health and Entrepreneurship with Mike Fata

Mike Fata's story is one of transformation, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit. Once a high school dropout who weighed 300 pounds, Fata turned his life around by embracing health and fitness. His journey led him to co-found a successful company that pioneered the introduction of hemp foods to the market. Fata's entrepreneurial ventures stem from his deep passion for natural, healthy foods, a passion that resonates throughout his professional endeavors.Fata's transformation was not just physical but also mental and professional. Growing up in a challenging environment, he realized at the age of 18 that a change was necessary for his health and future. He replaced his fast-food diet with nutritious, whole foods and discovered the benefits of hemp seeds, which sparked his entrepreneurial journey. This transition was a stepping stone to his later successes in the health and wellness industry.The essence of Fata's philosophy is captured in his book, "Grow: 12 Unconventional Lessons to Becoming an Unstoppable Entrepreneur." Here, he shares invaluable insights into aligning personal passions with professional goals. The book is a testament to his belief that anyone can achieve entrepreneurial success with the right mindset and dedication. One of the key lessons Fata emphasizes is the importance of understanding one's "best day ever" and striving towards making every day as fulfilling.A crucial aspect of Fata's journey is his emphasis on community building and legacy. He advocates for giving back and supporting others, a principle he actively practices through volunteering and involvement in nonprofit organizations. Fata believes in creating a purposeful impact that extends beyond personal achievements, a legacy that makes a lasting difference in the world.Mike Fata's journey is a powerful reminder of the potential within each of us to transform our lives and make a significant impact in our communities and industries. His story teaches us that growth, in all its forms, is not just possible but essential for a fulfilling and impactful life.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“We have to grow. You can’t sit status quo. It doesn’t work. I’d encourage everyone to think about what’s your next step of personal and professional growth.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at mikefata.caListen: Founder to Mentor PodcastRead: Grow: 12 Unconventional Lessons to Becoming an Unstoppable EntrepreneurFollow Mike on Instagram: @themikefataProduced by NOVA Media
12/18/202330 minutes
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339. Embracing Leadership in the Age of Continuous Learning with Damon Lembi

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the essence of effective leadership is continuously transforming. Damon Lembi, CEO of Learn It and author of "The Learn It All Leader," embodies this dynamic approach to leadership. His journey, from the sports fields of Pepperdine University to the boardrooms of corporate training, offers a fascinating perspective on adapting and thriving in an ever-changing environment.Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area as the eldest of four siblings, Lembi's early life was steeped in sports. His prowess on the field led to an opportunity to join the Atlanta Braves, but he chose academia over athletics, a decision that set him on an uncharted path. Post-college, he faced the daunting task of finding his career direction. This journey led him back to his family's roots at Learn It, a company his father established. Starting as a receptionist, he climbed the ranks to become CEO, reshaping the organization's focus on corporate training and skill development.Lembi's book, "The Learn It All Leader," is not just a reflection of his professional journey but a tribute to the influence of his family, especially his father. It encapsulates his leadership philosophy, emphasizing humility, curiosity, integrity, and courage. These traits, according to Lembi, are the cornerstones of successful leadership, essential in an era where adaptability and continuous learning are paramount.Damon Lembi's key message to leaders and aspiring professionals is clear: the journey of learning and self-improvement never ends. In an era defined by rapid technological advancements and shifting workplace dynamics, embracing continuous learning is not just a strategy but a necessity. Lembi's insights offer a roadmap for navigating these changes with confidence and integrity, ensuring that we not only adapt to the future but shape it in our vision.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Keep learning. If you feel like you've come to a point where you know everything or you got all figured out, challenge yourself on that. Keep learning, keep evolving, and I think it's not only fun but there's a lot of value in it.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at learnit.comConnect with Damon on LinkedInRead: The Learn It All LeaderProduced by NOVA Media
12/11/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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338. Reversing the Clock with Debra Poneman: Age-Defying Secrets for a Youthful Life

Today’s expert guest is Debra Poneman, a renowned expert in the fields of personal development and anti-aging. Founder of Yes to Success Inc., Poneman shares her journey from meditation teacher to creator of the transformative "Ageless" program, which focuses on reversing the aging process.Debra's transition into anti-aging was sparked by her audience's curiosity about her youthful appearance at age 70. Collaborating with mind-body researcher Ronnie Newman, she developed a holistic approach to aging, combining lifestyle choices, diet, stress management, and exercise. Her method is not just about looking younger but living a life filled with vitality and emotional well-being.Poneman's key insights include the importance of a balanced diet free from high glycemic foods and processed meats, regular stress-reducing practices like meditation, and specific exercises such as HIIT for cellular rejuvenation. She also emphasizes the role of quality sleep and the dangers of blue light exposure. Poneman's advice is simple: adopt these practices gradually and with self-compassion to lead a healthier, more youthful life.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“You don’t have to go whole hog. Be gentle with yourself. But if you want to turn back the hands of time, go with what I’ve shared today.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at yestosuccess.comLearn more about Ageless: yestosuccess.com/agelessConnect with Debra on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
12/4/202334 minutes, 23 seconds
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337. Transforming Lives with Feng Shui: Unveiling the Secrets with Marie Diamond

Today’s expert guest is Marie Diamond, a globally celebrated transformational leader, speaker, and author. Diamond, renowned for her unique blend of the law of attraction, quantum physics, meditation, and feng shui, has guided the paths of billionaires, celebrities, and corporate giants toward unprecedented success.In her book, "Feng Shui Your Life," Marie Diamond offers a beginner-friendly guide to harnessing the power of feng shui. The book provides practical steps to align one's environment with their personal energy number – a unique identifier based on one's birthday. This personalization ensures that every individual can apply these principles effectively in their own life.In our everyday lives, we are constantly interacting with our environment, yet we rarely pause to consider its impact on our well-being and success. Marie Diamond's principles of feng shui bring this critical element to the forefront. By aligning our physical spaces with our personal aspirations, we open ourselves to a world of possibilities.One of the key takeaways from Diamond's teachings is the concept of the 'three-dimensional vision board.' Our homes and offices are not just physical structures; they are reflections of our inner world. The clutter in our spaces can lead to mental chaos, while a well-organized and thoughtfully arranged environment can enhance clarity, focus, and positive energy flow.As we navigate our own paths, let us take a leaf out of Marie Diamond's book and look around. Our environment is not just a backdrop to our lives; it is a canvas waiting to be painted with our deepest desires and highest aspirations.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“I want you to really go into your home and become aware of how your home feels and if your home is the vision of what you really want in your life. If it's clutter, create harmony. If it's the wrong images, put some other things around you. So just become aware how your home has been affecting you in the past, right now, and how you can change it to create a magnificent future.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at mariediamond.comRead Feng Shui Your LifeFollow Marie on Instagram: @mariediamondofficialProduced by NOVA Media
11/27/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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336. Embracing Positivity: Anthony Iannarino's Journey of Transformation

Anthony Iannarino, a renowned author and expert in sales and leadership, recently shared his profound journey and insights on "The Daily Helping" podcast. His story is not just about professional success; it's a testament to the power of positivity and resilience in the face of adversity. Raised by a single mother, Anthony's early life was marked by challenges. His pursuit of rock and roll during his teenage years was abruptly halted by a health scare - a grand mal seizure, which led to the diagnosis of an arteriovenous malformation. This experience was a turning point, shifting his focus toward academic and professional pursuits. He graduated summa cum laude, attended Harvard Business School, and later, transitioned to building a family business, writing, and public speaking.Anthony's latest work, "The Negativity Fast," is rooted in his personal transformation. The book emphasizes the importance of eliminating negativity, including avoiding negative media and influences. This approach isn't just philosophical; it's backed by science. Anthony cites studies demonstrating the myriad benefits of gratitude on physical and mental health, including reduced stress and enhanced immune function. He practices and recommends Martin Seligman's "three blessings" exercise, reflecting on positive events daily to foster a healthier, more optimistic mindset.Handling negative influences, especially in unavoidable situations, is a challenge many face. Anthony's advice? Avoid divisive topics and focus on positive interactions. He stresses the significance of shifting our attention from self-oriented to other-oriented actions. His personal anecdotes about helping animals and the homeless underline the psychological benefits of altruism, often referred to as "Helper's High." Anthony's message is clear: practicing gratitude and helping others are not just noble acts; they are pathways to personal growth and happiness. He encourages everyone to start small, either by practicing gratitude or by helping those in need. These actions have a ripple effect, benefiting not just the individual but society as a whole.In a world often clouded by negativity and divisiveness, Anthony Iannarino's insights offer a beacon of hope and a practical roadmap to a more positive, fulfilling life. His story and advice resonate with anyone looking to overcome negativity and embrace a journey of growth and transformation.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Do one of two things: Start the three blessings exercise, that will help you feel a whole lot better. But at the same time, if you can go help somebody else, that will be a great contribution.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at thesalesblog.comRead: "The Negativity Fast"Follow Anthony Iannarino on Instagram: @iannarinoConnect with Anthony on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
11/20/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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335. Finding Strength in Brotherhood: Jarrad Turner's Mission to Uplift Veterans

In today’s Veterans Day episode of The Daily Helping, our expert guest is Jarrad Turner, a combat veteran whose service to his country has transitioned into a service for his fellow veterans. Turner's military background is not just a testament to his courage but also to his commitment to camaraderie and brotherhood—a theme that defines both his personal struggles and his post-service mission.Turner's story is one of valor and vulnerability. His return from combat was not just a physical journey back home but a mental and emotional odyssey. He candidly shares the yearning to return to the front lines, not driven by the adrenaline of war but by the bond with his brothers in arms. This profound sense of belonging and purpose often goes missing when service members trade their uniforms for civilian clothes, and Jarrad was no exception. His battle scars were not only the ones visible to the eye but also the cognitive and psychological challenges that followed him long after the battles ended.Turner's insights offer actionable advice for veterans and civilians alike: healing is a communal effort. It requires the support of those who understand the unspoken language of shared experiences. For veterans, Turner's story is a beacon of hope, showing that the path to recovery, though winding, is lined with the support of fellow soldiers turned lifelong friends.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“When you transitioned into the military, no matter what branch of service it was, you didn't do it by yourself. There was a multitude of people that helped you as you transitioned into service. So what we ask you is, don't try to do this by yourself. You had a team when you went into the military, you have a team when you're separated from the military. We are part of that team. So if you need help, if you have questions, all I ask you to do is reach out and give us a try. Call us, send us an email, send us a text message, but do not try to do this by yourself. Transition is hard at multiple levels. And even if you transition or separated from the military 20 years ago, it doesn't mean you had a successful transition. We are here to help you. Don't do this by yourself. You want to do it on a battlefield by yourself. Don't try to do it on this new, different arena. Don't try to do it by yourself.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at thewarrioralliance.org and please consider making a donationFollow The Warrior Alliance on Instagram: @thewarriorallianceProduced by NOVA Media
11/13/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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334. Embracing Your Unique Tune: A Guide to Authentic Communication with Chris Ullman

Chris Ullman is not your ordinary communicator. As a four-time national and international whistling champion and communications maestro, his life's work goes beyond mere words. It encompasses a melody that resonates with the hearts of those he reaches. With a career spanning strategic communication counsel and inspirational speaking, Ullman’s unique blend of talents serves as a testament to the power of authenticity and passion in creating a meaningful impact.Chris Ullman's message is as clear as his whistling—everyone has a unique gift, a "whistle," that can resonate and make a difference. As a champion whistler and communications expert, Ullman's life exemplifies the profound impact of embracing and sharing one's talents. His book, "Find Your Whistle," encourages us to uncover and utilize our innate abilities to enrich the world around us.Finding your whistle starts with introspection. Ullman believes in identifying what truly stirs the soul and pursuing it with conviction. This journey may be fraught with challenges, but it's through overcoming these hurdles that one’s purpose becomes evident. Ullman's own path demonstrates that even the simplest skills, like whistling, can bring joy and connection to others.In the digital age, where authentic connection is often scarce, Ullman's approach to communication stands out. He stresses the importance of genuine interactions, whether it’s through public speaking or one-on-one mentorship. Active listening and sincerity are the cornerstones of his strategy, fostering deeper connections and understanding.The takeaway from Ullman's philosophy is straightforward: Discover your unique voice, and let it be heard. It's not about complexity or grandeur, but about the honesty and joy that a simple act can convey. Ullman's journey isn’t just about his success but about the inspiration he spreads through his simple yet profound talent.As Ullman continues to share his melody, he challenges us to explore and express our own. Whatever your whistle may be, it holds the potential to inspire, connect, and transform. So, find that simple gift within you, and let it sing to the world.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Be grateful. Gratitude is critical. One of the founders of Carlyle was in an interview with a reporter and he was recounting growing up with a single mom and how they struggled. And he works hard and gets a great education, eventually becomes a billionaire. He says he levitates out of bed every day with gratitude for his blessings. That is the most important lesson in the book, to be grateful for what you've got. That doesn't mean you don't suffer, but we must focus on the positive. And that emphasis can actually be a momentum that helps you get over the negative as well.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at chrisullman.comRead "Find Your Whistle"Read "Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant"Follow Chris on Instagram: @chrisullmanProduced by NOVA Media
11/6/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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333. Embracing Self-Worth and Love with Scott Stabile

Scott Stabile, author of "Enough As You Are" and "Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart", is no stranger to the transformative power of love. Through his books, personal empowerment workshops, and transformational breath work journeys, he has been a beacon of hope for many, guiding them towards a life filled with love and self-acceptance.Growing up, Stabile experienced various events and situations that shaped his outlook on life. However, it was during his early twenties when he began to recognize the profound impact of the choices we make in our lives. He observed that when he chose to act out of love, aligning himself with its energy, his life seemed to fall into place. This realization was not just about romantic love but about an encompassing energy of love that exists both within and around us. This energy, he believes, plays a pivotal role in how we approach life, others, and most importantly, ourselves.Diving deeper into the essence of self-worth, Stabile's book, "Enough As You Are", comes at a time when the world is riddled with unrealistic expectations and beauty standards. Through a compilation of writings that reflect on self-love and self-acceptance, he introduces readers to the concept of inherent worth. According to him, our worth is not determined by our career, looks, or any societal benchmark. Instead, we are all born with it, and it remains with us throughout our lives. It is this inherent worth that dictates how we interact with the world. When we embrace our worth, we move through life with an openness that invites positive interactions. On the other hand, those who haven't recognized their worth tend to be more closed off, guarded, and hesitant.However, recognizing one's worth is just the beginning. True self-acceptance, as Stabile points out, involves not only accepting every part of ourselves but also accepting the parts of us that struggle with this acceptance. In a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages about what is deemed 'beautiful' or 'successful', it's easy to fall into the trap of self-judgment. But instead of berating ourselves for these judgments, Stabile invites us to understand the root of such thoughts and make room for them. By shining love even on the parts of us we find hard to like, we pave the way for a healthier relationship with ourselves.Scott Stabile's insights into love and self-worth are not just teachings but life philosophies that have the power to transform lives. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, it's essential to remember that we are enough as we are.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“You are enough as you are. You are worthy as you are. Trust that, believe that, and even the places within you that you have the hardest time liking, understand that you can still shine love on them. And when you do, your entire relationship with yourself is going to change.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at scottstabile.comRead: You Are EnoughFollow Scott on Substack: scottstabile.substack.comProduced by NOVA Media
10/30/202330 minutes, 38 seconds
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332. The Revolutionary Approach to Health: Dr. Philip Ovadia’s Insights on Metabolic Surgery

Dr. Philip Ovadia is not just a cardiothoracic surgeon; he is a testament to the transformative power of metabolic surgery. Having once been morbidly obese himself, Dr. Ovadia embarked on a journey that led him to the forefront of metabolic health and surgery. His expertise, combined with his personal experience, makes him uniquely equipped to discuss the profound impact of these procedures on overall health.For many, the term "metabolic surgery" might conjure images of drastic weight loss procedures reserved for the extremely obese. However, Dr. Ovadia's story challenges these preconceived notions. His transformation was not just about shedding pounds but about gaining a deeper understanding of metabolic health. Through his journey, he realized the potential of metabolic surgeries to address the root causes of many chronic diseases, rather than merely treating their symptoms.One key takeaway from Dr. Ovadia's insights is the importance of viewing metabolic surgery as a tool, not a cure. While these procedures can lead to significant weight loss and improvement in conditions like diabetes and hypertension, the real success lies in the post-operative journey. Nutrition, lifestyle choices, and individualized care play crucial roles in ensuring long-term health benefits. In his book, "Stay off My Operating Table", Dr. Ovadia delves deeper into these concepts, offering readers a comprehensive guide to metabolic health.For anyone grappling with metabolic health issues or considering metabolic surgery, Dr. Ovadia's message is clear: stay informed, prioritize individual needs, and always strive for overall health optimization. After all, it's not just about the weight we lose but the health and vitality we gain.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“I want people to understand that they are in charge of their health, they are empowered, and they can make these changes to avoid my operating table and to really feel their best every day. Don't be sitting back waiting for your doctor to do this for you. Don't think that the government is going to do this for you. It is up to you to take charge of your health, empower yourself, educate yourself, and figure out how you can get yourself to optimal health.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Take the free quiz at ifixhearts.comRead: Stay Off My Operating TableFollow Dr. Philip Ovadia on Instagram: @ovadia_heart_healthProduced by NOVA Media
10/23/202332 minutes, 35 seconds
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331. Understanding AI as a Storytelling with Roy Vella

Is AI going to take over the world like in Terminator? Roy Vella knows the answer to that question and a few more advanced questions too. Roy is a digital strategy expert, AI expert, professional speaker, independent, non-exec director, advisor, and consultant to enterprises large and small. As a resourceful Stanford, JD, MBA, and US UK citizen, Roy has proven complex problem-solving skills and global execution, delivering high growth, digitally driven teams. He runs a management consultancy, providing strategic advice and commercial services to digital leaders worldwide, particularly as an expert in deep tech, FinTech, and smart home industries.Roy tells us what AI is good at right now, and what it is not good at…. yet. He uses ChatGPT as an example. ChatGPT is good at figuring out what words tend to appear together, in what order, and in what context. That is because it has been trained on massive datasets called large language models (LLM). That makes iChatGPT good at storytelling. However, ChatGPT is not good at accuracy. So it may tell a great story, but it doesn’t know if that story has any accuracy or not. Therein lies the biggest danger, according to Roy.Roy emphasizes that in a world with increasingly capable AI, our focus should be on critical thinking. We should be teaching students how to think through what are the best prompts or questions so they can pull the best output from AI. Because the amount of computation power that is coming our way will blow our collective human minds.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important TakeawayStorytelling came through in our conversation about the risks of AI storytelling, but the flip side is also true. We are story telling and digesting creatures. I tell folks all the time, no matter what your job is, no matter what you're doing, knowing how to tell a good story is crucial to success. For all my advanced education, it's improv training that was probably some of the most valuable stuff I learned.And the problem is we don't practice it anymore. We used to, you know, the sun went down, the lights went out and we sat around a fire and told stories to each other.And we don't do that anymore. But the most successful people tell the best stories.I mean, it's as simple as that– whether they're a politician or a CEO or leader of a church or whatever, right? It is the ability to tell stories and the practice of doing that.You can't just read about telling stories, you gotta practice it. When I'm talking to entrepreneurs, which I do a lot, I'm saying you got to practice the story. You got to tighten that up. You got to tell me why I should believe that and how it's going to work.Storytelling is almost the crux of all success, in my opinion.--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Connect with Roy Vella on LinkedIn, Twitter, and at [email protected] 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial IntelligenceProduced by NOVA Media
10/16/202332 minutes, 21 seconds
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330. Unlocking the Future with XR: A Dive into the Digital Realm with Alan Smithson

Alan Smithson is no stranger to innovation. As the CEO of MetaVRse, a trailblazing XR (Extended Reality) consulting and product development company, he has positioned himself as a vanguard in the realm of VR, AR, and MR. With predictions pointing to XR becoming a $1 trillion industry by 2030, Alan's expertise and vision are more crucial than ever. But beyond the numbers, it's his passion for the transformative power of this technology that truly stands out.Alan's journey into the world of XR might seem unorthodox at first glance. From the beats of his DJ company to the digital landscapes of VR, his path was shaped by a serendipitous encounter at a tech conference. This pivotal moment made him realize the boundless potential of XR – not just as a novel entertainment medium, but as a tool that could reshape industries, redefine education, and revolutionize our interaction with the digital world.But what does this all mean for us? For Alan, the answer is clear: education and training. He envisions a world where students can step into the heart of ancient Rome, feel the pulse of a bustling 20th-century metropolis, or explore the depths of space – all from the safety of a classroom. This immersive learning, he believes, is the key to a more engaged, informed, and inspired generation. XR also has the potential to give people access to training on complex devices in safe environments that would normally take months to train on. And with the rapid advancements in haptic technology and the rollout of 5G networks, this vision is closer to reality than we might think.So, as we stand on the brink of this digital frontier, let's take a moment to appreciate that the future isn't just something that happens; it's something we create. With XR, we have the tools. Now, all we need is the imagination to unlock their potential.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain. I think that’s the best advice I have, because it allows you to focus on the positives in your life, not the negatives. And that’s where the real magic happens.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Connect with Alan Smithson on LinkedInLearn more about MetaVRse at metavrse.comLearn more about TheMall at themall.ioProduced by NOVA Media
10/9/202330 minutes, 38 seconds
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329. Climbing the Ladder of Success with Eric Lofholm

Imagine the journey from flipping burgers at McDonald's to becoming the CEO of your own company, and a top real estate producer at that. What if we told you that success is a learned skill? Today, we're joined by Eric Lofholm, CEO of the Being Movement LLC, who made this amazing transition and is here to explain how he did it. He attributes much of his success to his mentor, Dr. Donald Boyne, who showed him the necessity of self-belief and the importance of challenging our self-perceptions. Eric's powerful story serves as an inspiring reminder that greatness can be unlocked, and it's often just a mindset shift away.Venture with us as Eric highlights the transformative power of emotional states in making conscious decisions. Hear about his personal experience of choosing love over anger during a challenging situation with his daughter. I sincerely hope this conversation with Eric sparks a profound shift in your life, just as it did in his.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“Have accurate thinking about your greatness. When you think about yourself, what are your natural gifts and talents? What skill sets have you developed that you've been trained in? What are the things that you've accomplished that you can really acknowledge yourself on? Have accurate thinking about your greatness.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at ericlofholm.comRead Eric’s booksYouTube: youtube.com/saleschampion1Follow Eric on Instagram: @eric.lofholmProduced by NOVA Media
10/2/202327 minutes, 6 seconds
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328. The Power of Acknowledgment: A Journey to Enlightenment with Jonathan Robinson

Our guest today is Jonathan Robinson, a beacon of positivity and a staunch advocate for embracing life's countless blessings. His insights resonated deeply, reminding us of the countless moments of beauty, joy, and wonder that we often overlook in our daily hustle.Jonathan's journey is a testament to the transformative power of gratitude. He emphasizes that while life showers us with endless moments of happiness, joy, and love, many of us fail to acknowledge them. It's not the grand celebrations or significant milestones alone; it's also the fleeting smiles, the spontaneous laughs, the unexpected moments of kindness, and the simple yet profound beauty of the everyday.Robinson's message is clear and potent: Take a moment, pause, and say 'thank you.' This simple act can work wonders, anchoring us in the present and allowing us to tap into a deeper sense of bliss and contentment. As we navigate our paths, let's make it a point to cherish the beauty around us, to express our gratitude, and to truly live in the moment. After all, the journey to the best version of ourselves starts with a heart full of gratitude.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“There's so many good things in life, but if we're not like acknowledging them by saying thank you for this life, in little moments, just feeling our heart and saying thank you, we miss it. So by just opening up to all the blessings that we have moment by moment during our day, we can start to feel more peaceful, more loving.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at findinghappiness.comRead: “The Enlightenment Project” and sign up to get 5 quick ways to tap into inner peaceConnect with Jonathan on LinkedInProduced by NOVA Media
9/25/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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327. Blooming in Adversity with Carrington Smith

Today, we are joined by Carrington Smith, the acclaimed author of “Blooming: Finding Gifts in the Shit of Life.” Carrington's journey, celebrated in platforms like Forbes and Fast Company, is a testimony to the indomitable spirit of human resilience. Born into the illustrious legacy of the founders of the International Paper Company, one might assume a life of privilege and ease awaited her. Yet, as family fortunes dwindled over generations, so did familial unity, leaving in its wake an undercurrent of resentment and an overbearing pressure to uphold revered family standards.While her family’s history boasts of prestigious alma maters like Miss Porter School in Farmington for her grandmother, mother, and sister, Carrington’s own educational journey was markedly different. She attended public schools and pursued higher studies at Washington State University. It was here that she faced one of the darkest episodes of her life, a harrowing sexual assault. This traumatic experience remained a silent burden for six years, until the corridors of law school gave her the sanctuary she needed to find her voice.Carrington's path to healing began when she broke her silence. She found a beacon of hope in “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker, realizing that trauma could be worn not as a chain, but as a medal of courage. This wasn’t a tale of mere survival but of turning pain into power. Carrington's life philosophy, poignantly reflected in her book title, encourages embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. Her candid message emphasizes the importance of owning one’s story, processing every emotion - from anger and grief to euphoria, and especially amplifying the voices of women, who often navigate a world trying to mute them. For Carrington, life's adversities are not about recounting losses but about recognizing the gains that come with them—like the allure of starting afresh and the freedom to carve out a new narrative.The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway“With adversity comes opportunity. That little piece of sage advice has been such an important piece of wisdom that absolutely has transformed my life. I people can just walk away with that and know that how they view an event is going to determine the outcome, and if they can always be on the lookout for growth and opportunity, they're gonna live a much happier life.”--Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.Resources:Learn more at carrington-smith.comRead: "Blooming: Finding Gifts in the Shit of Life"Follow Carrington on Instagram: @carringtonatx
9/18/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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326. Finding Life-Enhancing Benefits in Anxiety with Dr. Kirk J. Schneider

Today we welcome Dr. Kirk J. Schneider to the show. He is a towering figure in the field of psychology, specializing in existential humanistic and existential integrative psychology. Not only is he an adjunct faculty member at some of the most prestigious institutions like Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, but he also co-founded and currently presides over the award-winning Existential Humanistic Institute. His new book, "Life-Enhancing Anxiety: Key to a Sane World,” promises to be a game-changer and is now available everywhere. Dr. Kirk J. Schneider's journey into the world of psychology began at a young age. When he was just two and a half years old, he lost his seven-year-old brother, a tragedy that threw him into a whirlpool of emotions and led him to early psychoanalytic therapy. Far from being a crutch, this therapy experience transitioned him from a state of paralyzing fear to one of boundless curiosity and wonder. Influenced by his father, a humanistic educator, and captivated by classic shows like "Outer Limits" and "The Twilight Zone," Kirk developed a multi-dimensional worldview that eventually led him to dig deep into existential humanistic psychology. Some might question what they think to be a contradiction in the title of Kirk’s new book: How can anxiety be life-enhancing? Well, it turns out that there is something called 'Eustress,' which Dr. Schneider describes as a positive form of anxiety that can be energizing and life-affirming. If you're struggling with the weight of existence, he recommends setting aside undistracted time for practices like diaphragmatic breathing and mindfulness. And if that seems too overwhelming, it might be a sign to consider therapy for a deeper dive.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “My latest life enhancing anxiety is this YouTube channel that I'm developing called Corps of Depth Healers. It's an attempt to gather resources for people, especially for people who have some training, some serious ability to go out there in the world and translate these principles of depth-oriented practice that we've been talking about, helping people cultivate presence, namely, but to translate those principles to addressing social crisis in the world.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at kirkjschneider.com Read: "Life-Enhancing Anxiety: Key to a Sane World”  Connect with Dr. Kirk J. Schneider on LinkedIn YouTube Channel: Corps of Depth Healers   Produced by NOVA Media  
9/11/202339 minutes, 26 seconds
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325. Transform Your Life in Just Three Minutes a Day with Dr. Richard Dixey

Our guest today is not your typical meditation teacher; he's a bridge between the worlds of hard science and deep spirituality. Meet Dr. Richard Dixie, a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California. With advanced degrees in biophysics and the history of philosophy science, Dr. Dixie formerly directed a bioelectronic research unit in London and served as the CEO of his own biotech company. Now, he dedicates his life to teaching meditation and runs the Light of Buddha Dharma Foundation in India. He’s the author of "Three Minutes a Day, a 14-week course to learn meditation and transform your life." Dr. Dixie is on a mission to blend the lines between science and spirituality. His unique background allows him to question the limitations of scientific materialism, citing historical perspectives from the Greeks and key figures like Galileo. For those struggling to find time for meditation, Dr. Dixie has a practical solution. His book "Three Minutes a Day" offers a condensed yet effective approach to meditation, perfect for today's fast-paced lifestyle. He underscores that the ultimate guide in meditation is one's experience, not just third-party scientific validation. The program provides 14 different exercises that gradually build up your focus and self-awareness, aiming to move you from a state of brittle, adverted attention to engaged attention. Dr. Dixie outlines the concept of "six gates" through which we experience the world—our five senses plus the mind—and how we can channel our focus through them one at a time. Dr. Dixie seeks to democratize meditation, breaking down barriers that might deter people from practicing it. His "three-minute" format serves as both an introduction and a foundation, hoping to lead practitioners to longer sessions eventually. He insists that achieving a balance between technological advancements and personal growth is not just a desire but a pressing need, for the sake of both individual well-being and collective wisdom.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Meditation is a path to genuine freedom. You can be as rich as you like. You can have as many cars and boats and watches and girlfriends and all the rest of it as you like. But if you are just reactive, you are not free. In fact, a beggar on a street corner might be freer than you. And freedom is what we all want. We want that feeling of, man, I am in control of my life. That's what meditation can offer.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at richarddixey.com Read: Three Minutes a Day dharma-college.com   Produced by NOVA Media  
9/4/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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324. Wired for Success: The Essence of Being Wired Differently with Todd Saylor

A highly esteemed functional business coach, Todd Saylor is the powerhouse behind the internationally renowned brand "Wired Differently" and the inspirational Tiki Hut Business Retreat. Not just an entrepreneur, but a serial one, Todd boasts the successful inception and management of 14 prosperous businesses. His expertise and innovative approach have landed him coveted spots on esteemed platforms such as CBS, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and MarketWatch. Beyond his business acumen, Todd is an accomplished author with a compelling series, “Wired Differently”. He is also diving into the world of film with his upcoming movie, "The Tiger in Us", a heart-wrenching homage to his father's enduring legacy. The "Wired Differently" series begins with Todd's first book, "Wired Differently." This explores what fuels certain individuals with an unwavering drive, setting them apart from the masses. The narrative is deeply interwoven with the relentless spirit of his father. The second book in the series, "Wired Differently: DriftAgain," delves deep into the fabric of those who stand out. The third book, "Wired Again: Your Will Be Done," ventures into the philosophical realm, navigating the intricate dance between free will and divine destiny. In this book, Todd illuminates the three pivotal phases of being "Wired Differently." The Creation Stage delves into the neural intricacies we’re born with. The Learning Stage harnesses the subconscious for personal growth. Lastly, the Actualization Phase channels positive affirmations while staving off the perilous "ANTS" (Automatic Negative Thoughts).   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at toddsaylor.com Read “Wired Differently: Your Will Be Done” Watch the trailer at TheTigerInUs.com Connect with Todd on LinkedIn   Produced by NOVA Media  
8/28/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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323. The Power of Rhythms in Family & in Life with Jim Sheils

Jim Sheils is not just your average entrepreneur; alongside his wife Jamie, this dynamic duo has embarked on a mission to help busy professionals find deeper, richer connections with their families. Rewind to episode 206, and you'll remember their heartfelt insights. But today, they're back to delve even deeper. Being successful real estate investors, Jim and Jamie weren't unfamiliar with the demands of a busy life. Yet, it's their Wall Street Journal bestselling book, "The Family Board Meeting," and their commitment to the "18 Summers" entrepreneur family organization, that showcases their unique expertise. What drove them to pen "The Family Board Meeting"? It's the realization that while professionals are often armed with resources for business success, the toolkit for familial success is often sparse. Enter rhythms. Not habits, mind you, but rhythms—a term that resonates with intentionality and harmony. These rhythms aren’t just fluff; they’re the heartbeat of lasting familial bonds. One such rhythm is the "Date Night with a Question." A time carved out weekly for couples to escape the mundane and rediscover each other. Then there's the titular "Family Board Meeting Strategy," a transformative routine ensuring individual bonding time with each child. Imagine a world where parents dedicate a half-day every quarter to understanding their child's evolving world, from princess parties to fishing trips. Jim's own tales shed light on the undeniable impact of such dedicated time. And let's not forget the "Family Adventure," where memories are forged in the crucible of fun and collaboration. However, starting with these rhythms isn't about overhauling your life overnight. It's about introducing simplicity, starting perhaps with just two or three rhythms. Commit to these pockets of time, and you'll witness harmony weaving its way into your home. Above all, it's the profound conversations, the open-ended questions on date nights, that pull couples away from the brink of ambivalence and towards the warm embrace of understanding. In a world constantly pulling us in a myriad of directions, Jim and Jamie's message is clear: Your family deserves intentional time. And with rhythms, that's possible.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Remember: There is no perfect family. If you're aiming for perfection, you're probably setting yourself up for the impossible. You're putting a lot of pressure on your spouse and your kids. It's not about perfection, it's about bridging our imperfection.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: 206. Maximizing the 18 Summers Before Your Kids Grow Up with Jim & Jamie Sheils 18summers.com Instagram: @18summerstribe Read: “The Family Board Meeting”   Produced by NOVA Media  
8/21/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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322. Hold On, Possibilities Exist: The Battle Against Bullying with Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh

From the ruthless arena of mixed martial arts to mission homes aiding the homeless, Tom Murphy, former contender from Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter Season 2, has seen it all. His wrestling days in upstate New York, subsequent MMA training in Montreal, and the platform of TV stardom paved his path to "Sweethearts and Heroes," where he's been addressing youth about leadership, goal-setting, and motivation. But Murphy isn't alone in this mission. Alongside him is Rick Yarosh, a retired US Army Sergeant, whose life changed dramatically in combat when he lost limbs and suffered burns over 60% of his body. From sports and outdoor activities as a child to the devastating injuries in 2004, Rick’s story is a testament to resilience and reevaluating life's purpose. Embracing public speaking, he zeroes in on hope and its transformative power. Both found a shared purpose in "Sweethearts and Heroes," reaching over 2 million students, highlighting the often overlooked historical connotation of "bully" as "sweetheart." They illuminate the role of "16th-century bullies," or the sweethearts, pivotal in pushing through tough times. Their approach? Teach empathy as a muscle, which, when flexed, builds a more compassionate world. With actionable drills and a mission to empower student-led intervention, they target the silent witnesses of bullying and instill belief in better tomorrows. Their upcoming project, the "Hope Classroom," launching end of the month, is set to be a trove of resources designed for students, educators, and parents alike. Their message? "Hold On, Possibilities Exist."   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway Rick: “You all have the opportunity, the possibility, to change and save lives and you may not believe that. You can tell me that you won't give hope to other people. I will buy that, you cannot tell me that you can't give hope to other people. You just have to recognize what you're capable of and then when you recognize what you're capable of and you give that hope to other people you receive the reward that it comes from giving that hope to others. That feeling that you get that is contagious and you'll want to keep giving it over and over and over again.” Tom: “Nothing changes in this world unless we actually make a sacrifice, and I think everyone's calling is different. I think the biggest piece of advice I could give would be to listen more. I don't think we do enough of that. I think it takes a tremendous amount of courage to stand up and act and to help people that are different than you and me. You have to be extremely brave. When I think of the word brave, I think about courageous endurance. I think it takes a lot of practice to become brave and to sit and listen to people. That's a really, really hard thing to do. But I do know if you look at the science of empathy, that's how it begins. It's a three-step process and perspective taking, listening to people, and putting yourself in their shoes is the beginning of the growth of empathy in humans. And the only reason we are where we are today is because of empathy. It's allowed us to get along and to share resources and to cooperate. And our world needs it more and more.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Sweethearts and Heroes: Outreach program. Dive deeper at sweetheartsandheroes.com and find them on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. The Hope Series: Introducing the "Hope Classroom," this series offers resources for students, educators, and parents alike. Launching end of the month. Stay tuned!   Produced by NOVA Media  
8/14/202334 minutes, 43 seconds
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321. Unmasking Identity, Challenging Stereotypes, and Leading Inclusion in Baseball with Billy Bean

In this very special episode of The Daily Helping, we sit down with Billy Bean, the former major league baseball outfielder who played six exciting seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the San Diego Padres. Now serving as Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Billy's roles extend beyond the field as an advisor on LGBTQ and mental health and wellness issues. His memoir, "Going the Other Way," encapsulates his journey as a gay man in professional baseball. Billy's story begins in Southern California, where he was raised in a strict Catholic household and discovered his talent for sports at a young age. His rise to major league baseball was meteoric, but it was not without personal struggles. Coming to terms with his sexual orientation and the fear of public exposure weighed heavily on Billy, leading to challenges in his personal life and on the field. The loss of his partner, Sam, to HIV, and the fear of facing rejection from his father further affected his performance. Starting a new chapter, Billy moved to Miami after the '95 season, where he found companionship in his Jack Russell Terrier, Paco. The ensuing years were a period of personal discovery and growth, as Billy learned to embrace diversity and support his community. Coming out as gay brought its own set of challenges, but with the acceptance and love of his family, he found peace. Billy also shares his journey back to baseball, but in a new and pivotal role overseeing all diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts for the sport. His perspective on self-confidence, self-esteem, and trust, combined with his genuine love and inclusivity, has allowed him to make a significant impact on the game. Billy Bean’s story is not only a tale of a remarkable career but also a deep exploration of personal transformation, acceptance, and the significance of his journey in his current role in baseball.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “We’re living in a time of it’s very, very difficult to feel self-confident and have self-esteem. And, you know, if you are a person that has purpose, loves what they do, is kind to others, you’re going to find your voice and you’re gonna be happy. It just takes a minute.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at BillyBean.com Read: “Going the Other Way” Follow Billy on Twitter: @billybeanball   Produced by NOVA Media  
8/7/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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320. Meditation Meets Tech: A Journey Inside Muse with Ariel Garten

In this episode of The Daily Helping, we're honored to welcome Ariel Garten, co-founder of Muse, a leading player in the field of consumer neurotechnology and meditation. With her remarkable background blending neuroscience, psychotherapy, and art, Ariel has found a unique way to bridge the gap between technology and mindfulness. As well as providing an innovative aid to meditation, Ariel delves into the nuanced difference between a meditative state and a flow state. She describes meditation as observing one's mind and body to learn about our physiology and thoughts and then shifting them. A flow state, on the other hand, is marked by high creativity, engagement, and a sense of passionate oneness with the task at hand. The work of Muse doesn't stop at meditation and sleep. They're currently working on a project for women experiencing menopause and have conducted various studies with Mayo Clinic, demonstrating positive impacts across numerous applications. The company is also expanding to address specific user issues like pain and sleep difficulties. Ariel's vision for her work's legacy is a world where individuals have the power to escape the "prisons of their own minds." She encourages listeners to harness the power of meditation and change the conversation in their heads, leading to reduced stress levels and improved quality of life.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You are a capable, powerful human being, and nothing that your mind is telling you should take you away from that. By engaging a simple practice like meditation, you can learn to shift your relationship with your thoughts and be the person that you really are and feel the person that you really are and accomplish all that you actually can.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at choosemuse.com Follow Muse on Instagram: @choosemuse Follow Muse on Twitter: @ChooseMuse   Produced by NOVA Media  
7/31/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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319. Clarity & Harmony: The New Mantras of Success with Clara Capano

Our special guest today is Clara Capano, a prominent international speaker, best-selling author, and the Chief Harmony Officer of Capano Speaking and Training. Clara is a multi-faceted personality and juggles multiple roles with enthusiasm, including being the host of the Working Woman's Channel and Living Real TV. Clara’s latest book, "The Mother of All Success Manuals: How to Control Your Days, Lose the Guilt, and Find Harmony between Work and Life,” was designed with working moms in mind. The book is a mirror reflecting Clara's personal journey of achieving the delicate balance between motherhood and professional life. At the age of 37, Clara experienced a professional burnout that served as the catalyst for the creation of the strategies discussed in her book. A pivotal moment in Clara's life was when her young son accused her of not being attentive to him. This incident sparked a moment of introspection and realization, causing her to reevaluate her life choices. The cornerstone of Clara's work is her Clarity Success Method. This unique model follows a mnemonic based on her name, each letter signifying a vital business strategy to enhance productivity while maintaining work-life harmony: C - Clarity of their vision L - Leveraging time A - Action on the vital few things R - Rest and reflection A - Articulating value T - Tracking and measuring Y - Celebrate the wins regularly Clara firmly believes that self-care is not selfish, but a necessity to deliver value to others. She stresses the need to find joy in everyday life and dedicate at least 15 minutes each day to it. Clara's joyful moments range from practicing gratitude, having a morning cup of coffee, sneaking a midday nap, to scrolling through TikTok. Clara emphasizes that we can't – and shouldn't – try to do it all. She urges everyone to simplify, delegate purposefully, and focus on staying in their zone of genius.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Get clear on defining what you want your life to look like. Get clear on what does success mean to you. Own it. Your why is your why. Use that vision to drive you, to allow you to stay connected, and to be that rocket fuel inside your soul that lights you up every day.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at claracapano.com Read: The Mother of All Success Manuals Follow Clara on Instagram: @claracapano Connect with Clara on LinkedIn   Produced by NOVA Media  
7/24/202326 minutes, 2 seconds
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318. Overcoming Overwhelm and Thriving in Life, Business, and Relationships with Mark J. Silverman

Our guest for today's episode is Mark J. Silverman, a successful tech industry figure, bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has transformed $90 million ideas into tech startup triumphs. He also hosts an insightful podcast, Mastering Overwhelm: How to Thrive in Business, Relationships and Life. In 1989, Mark's life was anything but successful. Homeless and grappling with issues related to drugs, alcohol, and sex, he found himself living in his truck. After being lent a lifeline by his brother — on condition of attending AA and NA, enrolling in community college, and hitting the gym — Mark made the brave choice to leave his old life behind. Mark's internal transformation led him from homelessness to becoming a college graduate, discovering a talent for sales, and earning a millionaire status. Despite external success, however, his internal self-image remained at odds, colored by unaddressed trauma. Amid panic attacks, health issues, and a failing marriage, Mark found himself fearing death in a one-bedroom apartment. It was then he made the firm decision to leave a legacy for his children. Motivated by this goal, Mark set out to run the Marine Corps Marathon, make a million dollars for his ex-wife and children, and donate $60,000 to charity. He leaned heavily on meditation, journaling, and reading numerous self-help and spiritual books, one of which — "Relax Into Wealth" by Alan Cohen — became a guiding light in his journey towards realizing his self-worth. Despite being diagnosed with severe ADD, Mark found a way to thrive. Drawing from his struggles, he wrote a best-selling book, "Only Tens 2.0", offering a fresh perspective on confronting overwhelming to-do lists and transforming lives. It became an unexpected hit, striking a chord with others facing similar struggles. A key part of Mark's strategy is understanding that we are not victims. We have choices. This perspective shift allowed him to view tasks differently, identifying the rewards sought, or the consequences avoided. He introduced the concept of '10s', tasks that are absolutely essential, further streamlining productivity.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The most important thing that I want anybody to know is that they're loved, they’re lovable, they are good just the way they are. And that the constant hamster wheel of trying to be enough is just not... it's not real. It's not worth it. I'm 60 years old, right? So I talk to a lot of 30 and 40 year olds. And in hindsight, the cliche of what's really important, your relationships, your health, your well-being, and enjoying life. Like I have two adult sons. You're alive. Please enjoy. Please.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at markjsilverman.com Get a FREE copy of “Only 10s 2.0” Listen to The Rising Leader Podcast Connect with Mark on LinkedIn   Produced by Nova Media  
7/17/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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317. Working Through the Dark with Asante Cleveland

In this episode of The Daily Helping, we welcome the extraordinary Asante Cleveland, a former NFL tight end known for his tenure with the 49ers, Patriots, and Chargers. Asante now steps into the spotlight for a different reason: to share his deeply personal journey, as chronicled in his recent book, "Walking Through the Dark." Despite Asante's triumphant sports career, he had to navigate a challenging upbringing to get there—an upbringing marred by an abusive household. He details his father's intervention, a former NFL player himself, and the life-changing assistance of his friend’s mother. In this powerful recounting, Asante discusses his shift from a volatile home to a stable environment under his father's guidance, where his passion for sports truly blossomed. From soccer to basketball to football—his ultimate path—Asante’s athletic career began to take shape somewhat unexpectedly when he received an offer to play football in high school. His story continued at the University of Miami, setting the stage for his future NFL career. The undercurrent of this conversation is resilience. Throughout his story, Asante unpacks the deeply ingrained effects of his childhood abuse, a trauma that remained present even as he made significant strides on the football field. The release of "Walking Through the Dark" during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns resonated with those facing their own adversity and hardship, particularly those in abusive situations. Asante's intention with the book is clear: to inspire those in similar situations, illuminate the power of resilience, and encourage forgiveness. Through introspection and self-discovery, Asante found his true calling: aiding athletes, particularly during their transition periods. Leveraging his own experiences and his platform, he seeks to promote mental health and personal understanding within the athletic community. He plans to write more books focusing on mental health challenges that athletes face during transitions, to continue aiding young athletes, and to use his unique voice to advocate for resilience and recovery from trauma. Asante's journey highlights the therapeutic power of sharing our stories and confronting the past.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Do your best. That is the most important thing that I've learned. When I was a kid playing basketball, this kid kicked my butt up and down the court. It was bizarre to me because I was a good soccer player and this was my first time playing basketball. So I figured since I'm good at soccer, of course I'm good at basketball too. And I was humbled. On the ride home, as I'm pouting in the car, my dad stops at this high school that has these outdoor basketball courts near our house. He stops the car and says, ‘Asante, I'm gonna walk down to that far baseline. And when I turn around, if you're not standing at the free throw line, I'm just gonna walk back to the car and we'll never talk about it again. But if you wanna be great, you will meet me at the free throw line.’ So he gets out and just walks. I eventually follow him. But once we finally meet, he gives me a big hug and says, ‘That kid wasn't better than you, but he has put in more work than you have.’ So whatever you wanna be great at, it takes work. It's not just gonna happen. You have to be committed and dedicated to it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at asantecleveland.com Read: Working Through the Dark Follow Guest Name on Instagram: @asantecleveland   Produced by Nova Media  
7/10/202325 minutes, 18 seconds
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316. From Survival to Success: Marvina Case's Incredible Journey

Marvina Case is the dynamic founder and CEO of Set-Aside Queen, a company that has spent over two decades overseeing more than $200 billion in US federal contracts. Marvina’s clientele includes prominent entities like Dell, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, the Department of Defense, NASA, and even the Office of the President. Born under extraordinary circumstances – quite literally in a hospital toilet – Marvina saw her unconventional birth as a stepping stone to better things, encouraging her to embrace life’s silver linings and persistently strive upwards. Her life took a sudden turn when, at the tender age of 16, she was shot in her hometown of Gary, Indiana. This incident served as a wake-up call, pushing her to pursue education and a safer life. Despite being an academic achiever, Marvina had to lean on her GED and basketball skills to earn a spot at Purdue University due to her low senior year attendance. At a towering 6'7", she was set to be the university's starting center until fate intervened. En route back from visiting her sister, Marvina was caught in a severe accident, sandwiched between two semi-trucks. She sustained third-degree burns and a disfigured nose, but remarkably, the accident also led to the discovery of a potentially fatal brain tumor. Though she was told she'd never walk again, Marvina defied the odds, recovering in six months thanks to intense physical therapy, although she had to give up her basketball career. Marvina's desire to harness technology for the greater good laid the groundwork for Set-Aside Queen. Unhappy with the insufficient humanitarian efforts of larger corporations, she created her enterprise to ensure fair business practices and opportunities for everyone, particularly those often overlooked. Set-Aside Queen operates on a 'set-aside' system, a method to channel federal funds to aid marginalized groups. Set-Aside Queen’s business model allows its clients to retain 99% of their earnings, with the remaining 1% donated to an approved charity in their name - a charity that spends at least 85% of its funds on direct assistance, rather than administrative costs. Marvina’s story is one of overcoming personal and professional hardships, including being multi-ethnic, female, over six feet tall, legally blind, and having a challenging birthplace. She firmly believes in everyone's potential to attain success and uses her platform to help others realize their capacity.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “God made you perfect. That’s it. God made you perfect. God does not make mistakes. People do, so we must forgive.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Marvina's Company: SetAsideQueen Marvina's LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marvina Parent Company: swētspot Program mentioned: Apex Accelerators   Produced by Nova Media  
7/3/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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315. Breaking the Status Quo: Jeremy Delk's Journey from Stock Broker to Multi-Industry Magnate

In this episode of The Daily Helping, we welcome a titan of entrepreneurship, Jeremy Delk. From a humble background in Bardstown, Kentucky to the helm of a multi-industry empire, Jeremy's journey is marked by resilience, ingenuity, and a relentless drive to innovate. As the brains behind Stellic Enterprises, Jeremy Delk's diverse portfolio reaches across sectors such as biotech, healthcare, consumer brands, technology, building materials, and real estate development. His disruptive approach to business and creation of high-paying jobs has solidified his place among the most successful entrepreneurs. Jeremy takes us through his intriguing origin story, which begins with a heart-rending loss and an inheritance of $30,000. Self-teaching about stock trading, he impressively turned this modest sum into $2 million, only to see it evaporate with the dot-com bubble burst. Undeterred by this setback, he leveraged his financial prowess to earn a position as a stock broker at Fidelity Investments—a testament to his unwavering resilience. In his enlightening book, "Without a Plan," Jeremy intertwines memoir with entrepreneurial insight, crafting a narrative that inspires budding business owners to leap into their dreams, undeterred by the specter of failure. In fact, Jeremy views failure as nothing more than a stepping stone toward greater success. His personal stories of financial loss and triumphant rebound serve as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Throughout the episode, Jeremy dismantles the rose-colored perception of entrepreneurship, exposing the grit and tenacity required to overcome its inherent challenges. Drawing from his time at Fidelity Investments, Jeremy notes the pitfalls of corporatism, highlighting how creative disruption often collides with the corporate pursuit of maintaining the status quo. As Jeremy shares his insights on the journey of entrepreneurship, one thing becomes clear: fear and complacency are the real enemies of success. As long as you’re continually learning and focused on the problems that you’re passionate about solving, you’re on the right path. Jeremy’s advice is clear: Don't fear failure, and never stop moving forward.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Just get started. Just get started in whatever it is. If you got a full-time job and you want to be an entrepreneur, just get started. It doesn't mean you need to resign and mortgage your house and go all in on something. But build a website, do a focus group on Facebook, just do something for yourself and set this little pass-fail ratio. Like, "Hey, I'm going to go and spend $1,000 on this. I'm going to spend $2,000 on my idea." And then get there, and then predetermine what failure and success looks like. If, "Hey, I get 100 people that like it, then maybe I go and spend $2,000 here." But just get started. Life's too short, man, and tomorrow isn't promised. “   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at jeremydelk.com Read: "Without a Plan" Follow Jeremy on Instagram: @jeremysdelk Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeremy-delk-82a57a37   Produced by Nova Media  
6/26/202328 minutes, 47 seconds
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314. Finding Common Ground in the Gun Safety Debate with Kris Brown and Liz Dunning

In today's episode, we are privileged to host not one but two expert guests: Liz Dunning and Kris Brown, two strong advocates for gun safety and control in America. Liz Dunning is the current Vice President of Development at Team Brady. She has devoted her 20-year career to public education policy, philanthropic sectors, and nonprofit management strategy. In addition to her impressive professional career, Liz is also a survivor of gun violence, an experience that has deeply influenced her work at Brady. In 2003, her mother was tragically murdered, an event which eventually spurred her commitment to Brady. Liz’s resilience is inspiring - her courage has even propelled her to run a marathon in honor of her mother, raising nearly $30,000 for the cause. Joining Liz, we have Kris Brown, the accomplished President of Brady. Known for her lifelong background in policy law and grassroots activism, Kris has been a guiding light in the fight for Common Ground. A noted speaker and media commentator, Kris' influential work on gun violence was featured in Time Magazine's November 2018 cover article, "Guns in America." She's dedicated to advancing the conversation on gun violence beyond the usual polarizing politics, advocating for understanding and effective action. The organization they represent, Brady, was formerly known as the Brady Foundation. Its namesake, Jim and Sarah Brady, championed for the Brady Law after Jim, Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, was injured during an assassination attempt on the President. This law mandated background checks for all federally licensed firearm sales, though Kris and Liz will delve into the current gaps in the system. In our conversation, we also discuss Brady's "End Family Fire" campaign and the impactful Ask campaign. Through these initiatives, Brady has been influencing gun owners and the general public to safely store firearms, drastically reducing the risk of accidental injuries or death, especially among children. The results of these campaigns are promising, indicating a significant increase in safety awareness and behavioral change regarding firearm storage. Today, we aren't talking about abolishing the Second Amendment, but rather advocating for a historically accurate understanding of it, coupled with public safety measures to prevent unnecessary deaths from gun violence. We invite you to listen, learn, and join the conversation. Together, we can make a difference.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Everyone has a sphere of influence in their life. Some people really love going and sitting in a hearing room and wearing the shirt and holding elected officials to account. We love when people love that. But it's okay if you don't. You can also get involved in the gun violence prevention movement with Brady by making calls, by sending emails. If you have five minutes in your day, you can make a difference.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at bradyunited.org Connect with Kris on LinkedIn runlizzierun.com   Produced by Nova Media  
6/19/202330 minutes, 5 seconds
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313. Exploring the Unseen: Psychic Insights and Spiritual Hygiene with Bill Philipps

Today’s expert guest is renowned psychic medium and author, Bill Philipps. Known for his inspiring works, including "Expect the Unexpected: Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side" and his latest empowering journey, "Soul Searching, Tune in to Spirit and Awaken Your Inner Wisdom." Philipps' lifelong journey revolves around helping those grieving over their lost loved ones. With his psychic abilities, he offers comforting messages from the spirit realm, bridging the gap between this world and the next. He is recognized for his individual and group readings and has made a significant impact through appearances on high-profile platforms like Dr. Phil and Access Hollywood. Philipps takes us back to his childhood, unraveling the moment when a traumatic event unlocked his psychic capabilities more vividly. It started with ethereal encounters at the tender age of four, seeing disembodied faces and eyes—glimpses of a realm unseen. Despite his early experiences, it took a profound experience in a metaphysical bookshop, connecting with a spirit who had tragically passed, for Philipps to fully embrace his gifts. Navigating through societal pressures and personal challenges as a teenager, he faced struggles many can relate to, especially those touched by psychic experiences early on. "Soul Searching," Philipps' latest work, emerged during the global pandemic's fearful height, serving as a beacon to uplift spirits, broaden personal awareness, and guide readers towards a stronger spiritual connection. In it, Philipps shares practical strategies for finding inner calm amidst worldly turmoil, underlining the necessity of spiritual hygiene for emotional and mental wellness. Philipps leaves us with a powerful takeaway: the spiritual world resides within us. He suggests that through changing the language we use with ourselves, and living with intention, we can profoundly influence our environment and rekindle our innate way of connecting. We each can work towards understanding our own energy, redirecting thoughts for goal attainment, and recognizing the value of spiritual hygiene through daily intention resets and meditation.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Gratitude is, I believe, the biggest helping because gratitude is something that we're all capable of doing. We have to do it throughout our day when we say thank you for something. It might be going to the grocery store and thinking the clerk who helped us. But when we take that power back into our own hands, and we give it out to the universe, give it out to God, to Spirit, it automatically changes our perception and it automatically takes us out of more of this rational, fear-based way of thinking. It pulls our awareness and allows us to be more unlimited with our thinking and with our belief system. So, and it's free and anybody can do it and it's simple. So, I would say if you can just spend a couple moments a day of just focusing on your thank yous, there's a lot of potential for your life to be changed as a result of just that.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at billphilipps.com Follow Bill on Instagram and Facebook Read: Soul Searching: Tune In to Spirit and Awaken Your Inner Wisdom Read: Signs from the Other Side: Opening to the Spirit World Read: Expect the Unexpected: Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side   Produced by Nova Media
6/12/202333 minutes, 31 seconds
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312. Start Ugly, Finish Strong: Embracing Calculated Risks with Angie Morgan Witkowski

Meet Angie Morgan Witkowski, a bestselling author, seasoned business coach, and multi-time entrepreneur with an impressive journey spanning from a small rural community in northern Michigan to the Marine Corps and into the heart of the entrepreneurial scene. Her experiences in the Marines and later with Pfizer in Beverly Hills inspired her to co-found Lead Star, a successful coaching and consulting business, and pen her game-changing book, "Bet On You," a manifesto for embracing calculated risks. Angie's new venture into podcasting continues to share her insightful lessons and inspiration. Her discussions revolve around the importance of immediate action, despite current circumstances, and the benefits of testing potential paths before committing fully to them. Chris Kermitsos's "Start Ugly" concept complements this ethos, advocating for proactive steps towards goals without waiting for a "perfect moment." Angie encourages people to face their fears and focus on the potential positives rather than the negatives. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is highlighted as a powerful tool for mitigating irrational fears. Above all, Angie stresses the importance of enjoying the journey, aligning personal pursuits with passions, and taking a balanced approach to life. Her discussions underscore the idea that, when viewed from a wider perspective, taking a calculated risk may indeed be the safest choice one could make.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I would love people to think about the dreams that they have for themselves, these grand visions, and the times that you look outside of yourself and see all the cool things that other people are doing, and just really ask yourself, why not you? Why can't you do that? If other people are doing it and they're showing you it can be done, why not you? It's not that they have privilege, it's not that they have access to more capital, maybe they do, but that's not the reason that's holding you back. Your fears, your worries, your concerns, your self-doubts, those are probably bigger barriers than any other barrier out there. So just really ask yourself: Why not you?”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at angiewitkowski.com Read: Bet On You Connect with Angie on LinkedIn Follow Angie on Instagram: @angiewitkowski   Produced by Nova Media  
6/5/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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311. Elevating the Game: Empowering Women in Football with Odessa Jenkins

In this Athletes Voice series on The Daily Helping Podcast, listen in on an inspiring conversation with the visionary Odessa Jenkins. A Hall of Fame running back, two-time national champion, USA football team captain, and two-time gold medalist, Jenkins wears many hats, including that of the founder and CEO of the Women's National Football Conference (WNFC). Raised in South Central LA, Jenkins was always drawn to sports, with football leading her to become the first in her family to graduate college. She's transforming the landscape of women's football, by challenging the limited visibility and access traditionally afforded to women in this sport, through her trailblazing work with the WNFC. In addition to sharing her personal journey, Jenkins offers insightful advice on creating change and standing up for what you believe in. Her tireless advocacy work through the Got Her Back charity, supporting girls who play on boys' teams, serves as a testament to her relentless pursuit of leveling the playing field.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Do the impossible, do the possible, just do it. Start now. Don't wait until it's over to appreciate your legacy and to appreciate what you're trying to change. 'Cause sometimes trying is enough. Trying can change the whole world. So don't wait till the battle's over. Shout now, 'cause in the end, you're gonna win.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at odessajenkins.com wnfcfootball.com Connect with Odessa on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/odessajenkins Follow Odessa on on Instagram: @ojthejuice03   Produced by Nova Media  
5/29/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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310. Travel Hacking 101: Using Points to Broaden Your World with Eli 'The Travel Guy' Facenda

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Daily Helping podcast. Today, we're joined by Eli "The Travel Guy" Facenda, an entrepreneur who has turned his love for travel into a thriving business. Eli is the founder of Freedom Travel Systems, a company that assists travel enthusiasts in maximizing luxury travel on points, eliminating the headaches of trying to figure it out on your own. Eli's travel journey began with an international trip to the Dominican Republic that sparked his curiosity and interest. He then embarked on a career path that saw him start an international sports tour company and discover the power of maximizing credit card points. In today's episode, Eli demystifies the concept of "travel hacking." He shares how he leverages credit card points, airline miles, and hotel points to enjoy around $100,000 worth of luxury travel a year, visiting over 40 countries in just five years. Eli draws on his wealth of experience to provide valuable tips for boosting credit scores and understanding the complex ecosystem of banks, airlines, and credit card companies. Finally, Eli leaves us with some wise words on the transformative power of travel and the strategic use of the credit card and banking system to make it all possible. So, whether you're a seasoned traveler or just starting to explore the world, this episode is sure to inspire your next adventure.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Travel really has the ability and the power, if done right, to be a massive tool for transformation in your life. Because what it will do, if you really go in with the right perspective, is it will remove you from your everyday activities, all of these environmental triggers where you kind of normally have the same feedback loop and routine. It's almost like you become sleeping awake if you live in the same routine for so long. It pulls you completely out of that, puts you into a new environment. And what that does is it allows you to have a totally different perspective on your life, your business, your job, your family, relationships, whatever it is, and you can come back with such a fresh energy and fresh outlook on life. That's why I'm a huge proponent of just travel as a whole. And I think that if you want to travel for those benefits, for personal enjoyment, or for the experience, there's a way that you can tap into this amazing credit card and banking system specifically here in the US to be able to do it in way better style, get way more of it and do it completely for free or at the most, maybe 5% of what the retail cost would be. I think people should be traveling more, but I don't think should be paying more for it. I think she should be getting it for free.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at freedomtravelsystems.com Follow Eli on on Instagram: @elitravelguy   Produced by Nova Media  
5/22/202330 minutes, 33 seconds
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309. Unmasking Pain: Jake Kauffman's Journey from Trauma to Triumph

Jake Kauffman, a life coach, international best-selling author, and inspiring spiritual mentor, is our esteemed guest in this episode of The Daily Helping podcast. Jake's life mission has revolved around guiding individuals to lead purpose-driven lives and aiding entrepreneurs in personal growth and leadership, with a keen focus on helping men heal and transform to reach their full potential. In our discussion, Jake pulls back the curtain on his personal journey of triumph over physical and sexual abuse he experienced during his early years. His journey through the darkness began at a summer camp around the age of 12 or 13, where he suffered sexual abuse in the presence of his friends, who shockingly failed to intervene. This traumatic event led to a period where Jake hid behind metaphorical masks, striving to distract from his pain through overachievement. His pursuit of accomplishment led him to excel in both sports and academics and eventually co-found a healthcare startup in the early 2000s, which has grown into one of the largest healthcare technology SaaS companies in the U.S. Despite these external achievements, Jake battled an internal war marked by unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and anxiety, leading him to sabotage his success and resist love and intimacy. The turning point came at 29 when a heartfelt conversation with his mother, who confessed she no longer recognized him, set him on a path of self-revelation. This led him to therapy and the brave decision to confront the abuse he experienced as a child, a journey that spanned several years but resulted in profound changes both externally (financial prosperity, improved relationships) and internally (enhanced self-confidence, peace, and fulfillment). The inception of his newest book, "Let Love In," came after sharing his story on social media in 2019. The overwhelming response and connection he received led to a nervous system breakdown, which he processed through journaling. These journal entries formed the foundation of his inspirational book, designed as a guide for others who have experienced trauma, showing them how to embark on their own healing journey. Jake explains that everyone has a comfort level for what they feel safe to receive, be it love, financial abundance, or opportunities, and exceeding this threshold can lead to self-sabotage. However, working through past pain can expand this threshold, allowing more love and positivity into our lives. Addressing what's holding you back is the first step in progress, even if that means confronting past pain. Jake's approach to simplifying complex topics makes them relatable and understandable, a highlight appreciated by the host and listeners alike.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Ask yourself: If my greatest strength is a compensating strategy, what is my greatest strength for?”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at jacobkauffman.com Read: “Let Love In” Follow Jake on on Instagram: @iamjakekauffman   Produced by Nova Media
5/15/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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308. Mental Models for Successful Long-Term Investing with John Jennings

In this episode of The Daily Helping, we're joined by John Jennings, chief strategist of a $15 billion firm, as he shares invaluable insights on investing and how to improve your decision-making process. John emphasizes that the stock market is not a direct reflection of the economy and sheds light on the pitfalls of obsessing over metrics and data points. Discover why inactivity is key to successful investing, as evidenced by a study showing that single women who traded less outperformed single men, married men, and married women. Learn how an average investor can achieve similar returns to sophisticated university endowments by investing in a mix of index funds and bonds, and why discipline is crucial to sticking with this simple approach. Throughout the podcast, John shares mental models that can help investors make better decisions, such as the importance of inactivity and the idea that the stock market is not the economy. The main takeaway? There's no secret sauce to investing success. Instead, investors should focus on their own behavior and accept the inherent uncertainty in the economy and the investment world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “There is no secret sauce. There is nobody out there that can deftly predict the future and weave in and out. It's gonna come down to your own behavior and just accepting the inherent uncertainty that exists in the economy and the investment world.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: johnmjennings.com Read: The Uncertainty Solution Connect with John on LinkedIn   Produced by Nova Media  
5/8/202333 minutes, 5 seconds
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307. The Power of Curiosity & Mindfulness with Marc Lesser

We are joined by business leader and author, Marc Lesser, whose latest book, "Finding Clarity: The Power of a Mindful Life," delves into the importance of curiosity and mindfulness in our daily lives. Marc opens up about the significance of curiosity in both personal and professional settings and underscores the role of mindfulness and meditation in managing stress and anxiety. He touches upon our evolutionary instinct to scan for threats and how technology plays a part in triggering negative emotions. To foster curiosity without feeling overwhelmed, Marc suggests incorporating a meditation practice or engaging in other mindfulness activities such as journaling or spending time in nature. These practices can create a much-needed space in our lives, allowing us to avoid getting consumed by busyness and intensity. The conversation then turns to storytelling and the way our brains are naturally wired to create narratives. Marc offers an exercise in which individuals can journal or create a timeline of their successes and failures to gain insight into their life stories. He emphasizes the importance of acknowledging both the pain and the possibilities in our lives and leaning into both for optimal growth and experience. Moreover, Marc discusses the value of listening for understanding and how it contributes to improved communication and stronger relationships. He shares an exercise where individuals practice listening without problem-solving, which can lead to enhanced connection and understanding.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Way of being is to live a very ordinary life and effective life, and at the same time realize that everything we do is also sacred. I like the word sacred. There's actually some interesting science happening now about studying the importance of having a sacred experience. And again, sacred to me I think is one way to think of it is that to rise to rise above and beyond the ordinary stories that we get caught in and to see from a much larger perspective, the sense of acceptance, joy, beauty, right in the midst of the day-to-day world of paying the bills and taking care of our children and working, bringing us to, that they're like two sides of the same coin, ordinary and the sacred.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at marclesser.net Read: "Finding Clarity" Follow Marc Lesser on Instagram: @marclesser Connect with Marc on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-lesser-zba   Produced by Nova Media
5/1/202332 minutes, 41 seconds
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306. The Journey from Who You Are to Who You’re Becoming with Laura Gassner Otting

Join us on an inspiring journey with Laura, the author of "Wonderhell," as she shares her personal experiences of embracing uncertainty and the powerful impact of surrounding herself with the right people. Laura's story begins when she made the bold decision to leave law school, taking unexpected turns that ultimately led her to write "Wonderhell," a book about living in the question and finding one's unique path. As we follow Laura's story, we learn the importance of living in a state of "doubtable" and embracing uncertain situations. By relying on resilience and adaptability, Laura discovered that uncertainty is essential for growth and being open to new experiences can lead to self-discovery and new opportunities. The tale takes a deeper turn as we discuss the significance of having the right people around us while navigating uncertainties and challenges. Although we mention the famous Jim Rohn quote about being the average of the five people you spend the most time with, we clarify that there's no direct scientific evidence to support it. Instead, we delve into the concept of mirror neurons, which scan our environment for sameness and influence us subconsciously. This neurological basis highlights the importance of surrounding ourselves with people who support and encourage our journey. Laura's story also emphasizes the idea that the people who were with us during one phase of our lives may not be the right ones to accompany us in the next. It's not about discarding people, but being intentional about the advice we seek and the voices we listen to. Through personal experiences about well-intentioned family members not fully understanding decisions and career paths, we learn that being mindful of who we seek advice from and having a supportive cheering section can make a significant difference in both our personal and professional lives.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The only people who are visited by Wonderhell are the ones who think are worthy of it. You don't see a bigger, higher, better, different potential for you if you don't have the intelligence and the creativity and the wherewithal to get yourself there.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: lauragassnerotting.com Follow Laura on Instagram: @heylgo Read: Wonderhell Ep. 99: Get Unstuck, Find Your Purpose, #BeLimitless | with Laura Gassner Otting   Produced by Nova Media
4/24/202333 minutes, 41 seconds
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305. Mastering the Seven Seeker Treasures with Dr. John D. Martini: Empower Your Life Journe

Dr. John Dimartini, a world-renowned behavior specialist researcher, best-selling author, educator, and founder of the Dimartini Method, joins us to discuss his book, The Seven Seeker Treasures: A Transformation Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life. With expertise spanning multiple disciplines, Dr. Dimartini's work focuses on human values, aiming to empower individuals to become the best version of themselves. The Seven Seeker Treasures delves into seven key areas: business pursuits, wealth pursuits, relationship stability, leadership, and social influence, health and well-being, inspired mission, and waking up genius. Dr. Dimartini passionately speaks about mental pursuits, highlighting his method of engaging both teachers and students in linking their values, leading to increased academic success. With 40 years of experience in teaching genius awakening and supporting struggling students, Dr. Dimartini shares an inspiring story of a hyperactive child who found focus and engagement through a creative, interdisciplinary approach to learning. Dr. Dimartini also explores the concept of awakening to one's own immortality and its connection to the layers of the brain. By identifying personal values and taking high-priority actions, individuals can increase their self-worth and develop resilience in the face of life's challenges. Finally, Dr. Dimartini introduces his latest book, The Resilient Mind, which offers insights on managing anxiety, depression, uncertainty, and distractions. Addressing the phenomenon of "trophy case presentation" on social media, he emphasizes the importance of personal accountability and prioritization in order to live an extraordinary life.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Identify what your life truly demonstrates is most important to your life. And if you hear whispering, “I should do this,” “I ought to do this,” “I need to do this,” “I must do this,” just know that's not you. That's an outer authority whispering as a superego in your consciousness and infiltrating your mind and clouding the clarity of what you feel is important. If it brings a tear of gratitude to your eyes, you feel inspired by it, it awakens a vision inside you, you would absolutely love doing it, you feel grateful for the opportunity to do it, you're enthusiastically wanting to work on it, you're certain about it and you're present with it: That's the sign it's authenticity. I call those the six transcendentals. And taking the time to discern that state daily and mastering the art of prioritizing and really sticking to what's really truly meaningful to you because to pursue anything less than what's most important in your life is just going to devalue you. And it's going to keep you from doing something extraordinary. And you won't build incremental momentum and expand this space and time horizons to create immortal legacies. We go around and say we're immortal souls of theology, but nobody sends immortal goals hardly. So it's a contradiction. And I believe that the second you get authentic, your mind expands and you start giving yourself permission to, hey, I can do, I can make a difference on the planet.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: drdemartini.com Read: The 7 Secret Treasures: A Transformational Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life by Dr. John Demartini Read: The Resilient Mind: Conquer Your Fears, Channel Your Anxiety and Bounce Back Stronger by Dr. John Demartini 211. The Universal Laws of Success with Dr. John Demartini   Produced by Nova Media
4/17/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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304. Changing the Game: Embracing Your Differences for Positive Change with Tajay Ashmeade

Our guest today is Tajay "TJ" Ashmeade, a former Division One Olympic and professional basketball player. Despite a challenging youth, TJ is now a public speaker, coach, and tech entrepreneur, and she's on a mission to help athletes succeed beyond sports. TJ's journey to success was not easy. After getting involved with the wrong crowd she ended up getting shot, but that didn’t change her path. It wasn’t until she realized her younger brother was following in her footsteps, and once he was shot, she needed to shift her life and began to pursue sports. She was placed in special education and was called stupid, but she changed the narrative of the word STUPID to Strength, Toughness, Understanding, Persistence, Identity, and Determination. TJ's hard work and determination paid off when she became the number one rebounder in the Big East Conference. After her playing career ended, TJ had a plan and was already working on her first master's degree from the University of Phoenix. She emphasizes the importance of having a plan when transitioning from professional sports and encourages athletes to take notes from mentors, even if they are not physical people in their life. TJ's passion for helping athletes led her to create a sports technology company called Nurture SPRT. The company provides a job board for athletes, access to sports psychologists, and resources for high school athletes to find the right college for them. TJ also has a sports leadership consultancy that helps athletes directly.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Move with intention. Move with intent every single day.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at tajayashmeade.com Follow TJ on Instagram: @tajayashmeade Follow Nurture SPRT on Instagram: @nurturesprt   Produced by Nova Media  
4/10/202323 minutes, 57 seconds
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303. Building Digital Villages to Support Children with Special Needs with Dr. Crystal Morrison

Are you a parent or guardian of a child with special needs? Do you struggle to communicate and collaborate with the various providers involved in your child's care? Dr. Crystal Morrison, executive advisor, strategist, leader, scientist, and tech entrepreneur, has a solution for you. She's the founder of Meerkat Village, a digital platform dedicated to improving outcomes for children with special needs by building collaboration and communication among adults providing care.   Dr. Morrison's personal experience parenting a child with special needs and her own struggles with mental health inspired her to create Meerkat Village. The platform allows parents to invite their child's treatment providers, extended family members, and community leaders into a digital village to communicate, create strategies, and track the child's response over time.   The success stories of parents who have used Meerkat Village are inspiring. One parent got her child's entire treatment team in the digital village within an hour, while another is using it to help her adult son stay focused on his schoolwork. Meerkat Village is currently involved in two studies with the University of Pittsburgh and a county in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Morrison's ultimate goal is to empower teams and foster village-driven care so that people can receive the care they need at any stage in life. She believes that status quo is a bigger risk than the unknown, and wishes for people to take that away from the conversation. Meerkat Village provides resources for parents, guardians, and treatment teams, as the number of people with a child with autism or learning differences is growing exponentially. If you're a parent or guardian of a child with special needs, don't miss this episode. Listen in as Dr. Morrison shares her inspiring journey and provides actionable advice on how to improve outcomes for your child. Learn how to leverage technology to build collaboration and communication among adults providing care, and discover how Meerkat Village is transforming the way we care for children with special needs.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The status quo is a bigger risk than the unknown. That's something that I I live by. It's a very big risk for me to step out and do the work that I'm doing today, but it's a bigger risk to not do anything and to accept the status quo and the system for the way it is today.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at meerkatvillage.com Follow Meerkat Village on Instagram: @meerkatvillage Connect with Dr. Crystal Morrison on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drcrystalmorrison   Produced by Nova Media  
4/3/202325 minutes, 18 seconds
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302. Overcoming Adversity: Lessons from Adversitology with Frank McKinney

Are you feeling defeated by life's challenges? Meet Frank McKinney - a real estate artist, bestselling author, and philanthropist who has triumphed over adversity. Despite graduating high school with a 1.8 GPA and only having a one-way plane ticket to South Florida, Frank persevered by working hard, flipping houses, and eventually developing ocean front mansions. But, his journey didn't stop there. Frank realized that he was missing something spiritually and started the Carryinghouse Project Foundation to provide housing to those in need. In his newest book, Adversitology, he shares his personal experience with chronic myeloid leukemia and outlines the importance of accepting and disidentifying from adversity. Frank emphasizes the power of collaborating with experts and being a philanthropic capitalist. He combines the best of philanthropy and capitalism to fund his charity work in Haiti, where he builds self-sustaining villages. Don't let adversity keep you down. Frank's story shows that anything is possible with hard work and determination. Remember to accept and disidentify from your challenges, collaborate with experts, and combine the best of philanthropy and capitalism to make a difference in the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway In life, you've got to learn to exercise your risk tolerance like a muscle. Eventually, it will become stronger and able to withstand greater pressure. The feeling of fear is nothing more than the thought. We experience fear when we think about taking a risk. Once we take the risk, the fear goes away. Don't let the sensation of fear that sets in once you think about taking a risk stop you. -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at frank-mckinney.com Read Adversitology by Bestselling Author Frank McKinney Follow Frank on Instagram: @thefrankmckinney   Produced by Nova Media  
3/27/202334 minutes, 59 seconds
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301. The Power of Purpose: How to Find Clarity and Create Lasting Change with Ian Lobas

Are you a man struggling with balancing success and personal fulfillment? On this episode, our guest Ian Lobas shares how he helps men find their purpose and achieve their goals through his program, Men On Purpose. Through Men On Purpose, Ian guides men through a series of exercises and questions that help them discover their purpose and align themselves with their true selves. The program is action-oriented and formulaic, with a focus on eliminating what's not working and calibrating what is. Ian has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and has successfully built and sold several businesses. However, he found himself feeling unfulfilled and realized that he was not living his true purpose. This realization led him to create Men On Purpose, a program that empowers men to free themselves from internal restrictions and constraints and live a life full of purpose. Ian believes that the mental health piece is addressed when individuals start to understand how their past, programming, and traumas have influenced their lives. By slowing down, facing their past, and aligning themselves with their true purpose, individuals can leave a legacy that's worth leaving. If you're a man struggling to find balance and purpose in your life, this episode is for you. Ian's actionable tips and formulas can help you eliminate what's not working and calibrate what is, giving you the tools to live a life full of purpose. Don't wait to start living the life you were meant to live.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You gotta slow down. You gotta slow down. And you've got to face whatever monster you think is chasing you. It's probably you. It's probably your past. Probably something your mom said to you when you were six or eight. If you slow down enough, just for a little bit, to focus yourself up and really understand the path that you should be on, you're destined to be on, and you can align yourself with that path using formulas and systems with structure and support from somebody like me or you that can actually guide you down that dark path. You don't have to be scared of it anymore and you can actually change so much of your life and you can leave a legacy that's worth leaving.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at menonpurpose.net Listen: The Irreplaceable Man Podcast Follow Ian on Instagram: @iamianlobas   Produced by Nova Media  
3/20/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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300. The Science of Inter-Transformation Unity: Insights from Reverend Michael Beckwith

Reverend Michael Beckwith is the founder and CEO of Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community in LA that teaches the science of inter-transformation unity through meditation, affirmative prayer, and life-visioning. He is a sought-after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the life-visioning process. As a co-founder and president of the Association of Global New Thought, he has hosted conferences featuring operators of world peace, including his holiness the Dalai Lama, and had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award. Beckwith’s personal journey of spiritual awakening began in the 70s when he was a psychobiology major at USC. He describes having inner experiences that he initially labeled as pathological until a lucid dream experience led him to discover the intrinsic wholeness that we are as unique expressions of the divine. This experience compelled him to explore different paths to awakening, leading him to become a licensed spiritual practitioner and minister. Beckwith's story is a powerful testament to the transformative power of spiritual practice and the importance of staying true to oneself. Beckwith provides valuable advice on how to approach healing and the power of mindset. He encourages individuals to not hold onto the prognosis of a diagnosis and instead focus on their agreement with the universe and spiritual practice. Physical healing has an emotional and mental component — that healing is a revealing of the intrinsic wholeness that we are as unique expressions of the divine. His advice offers listeners powerful tools for achieving conscious living and unlocking their true potential.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I believe that I want people to know that they have an unlimited capacity for wellness, well-being, joy, and harmonizing prosperity, and that that is not determined by their genetic codes, not determined by what's going on in society, that they could have access to that with intention and a little bit of spiritual practice. That they're not limited in any way. They're not limited by who their parents were. They're not limited by what's going on in the world. They are unlimited beings, but they have to have a little bit of focus, a little bit of an intention, and then inertia becomes momentum and emergence takes place.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: michaelbeckwith.com agapelive.com Follow Michael on Instagram: @michaelbbeckwith Follow Michael on Facebook: facebook.com/Michael.B.Beckwith   Produced by Nova Media  
3/13/202333 minutes, 47 seconds
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299. Unleashing the Potential of Youth with Patrick Willis

We are on location at Athlete’s Voices with retired NFL player Patrick Willis. During his entire eight-year career in the NFL, Patrick Willis demonstrated exceptional performance as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He received an impressive seven Pro Bowl nominations, was named the NFL Defense of Rookie of the Year in 2007, and led the NFL in tackles twice. Prior to his professional career, Willis played college football at Ole Miss, where he was recognized as an All-American and the 2006 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Currently, Patrick Willis dedicates his focus to the Whinkers Mind Youth Fund, a foundation aimed at empowering communities by harnessing the potential of young people. Through the Whinkers Mind Youth Fund, Patrick helps young individuals develop their mental, physical, and spiritual strength, fostering growth and resilience for the future. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “As long as you're breathing, there's still opportunity to do the things that you want to do, and there are many ways to do that. So when you get discouraged, you just know that as long as you're breathing, there's still opportunity.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Learn more at thewhinkersmind.com Instagram: @thewhinkersmind  
3/6/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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298. You Are the Matrix with Leo Treadwell

We have a brilliant and incredible guest to share with you today. His name is Leo Treadwell. And he's the founder of I Am the Matrix and inventor of the revolutionary mind-hacking technology, Autobiographical Feedback. After a challenging upbringing, feeling like he didn't belong in his family and always trying to please others, Leo turned to rebellion and a life of crime to gain attention, which eventually led to his arrest for stealing an airplane. Despite achieving success in his career, Leo discovered a tumor in his back that he realized was caused by his inability to connect with others in a meaningful way. Before he took his life on another dark turn, a friend urged him to address his deeper issues and explore spirituality. This led him to a vision quest and a near-death experience, ultimately realizing he was a good person who didn't need to constantly achieve to be fulfilled and that love was always available to him. Autobiographical feedback is like writing a story about your life, but instead of writing about your past, you write about your future. This helps you think about who you want to be and what you want to achieve. Sometimes, we get stuck repeating the same things over and over again because of our past experiences. To break out of this cycle, we need to imagine a new story for our future. This helps us focus on what we want to achieve instead of just repeating the same patterns from our past. -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Visit his website: iamthematrix.com  
2/27/202334 minutes, 22 seconds
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297. The Courage To Move Through Fear: Learning Audacity with Isabelle Mercier

Isabelle Mercier is the co-founder and CEO of Leap Zone Strategies and renowned branding, marketing, and customer experience speaker. Isabelle’s parents instilled in her the importance of creating win-win-win scenarios and positioning herself to make life better for others. She emphasizes the difference between knowing and owning one's strengths, and how crafting an architecture that aligns with your values is crucial for success. Isabelle also highlights the significance of having the audacity to express oneself, even if it means being unpopular. Isabelle reflects on her 31-year relationship with Margarita, an introverted yet powerful individual who has taught her the importance of audacity. She believes that courage involves moving through fear and finding a personal way of expressing oneself in alignment with one's values. Success requires an architecture of intentional and flexible rituals that limit opportunities for failure. Isabelle believes strongly in treating oneself as one would treat their most important client. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Treat yourself like you would a really important million dollar client. Really look at all the things that you are and you do for others. And even if you took 10% of that and did that for yourself, I'm sure it would be an improvement. One of the principles as at LeapZone Strategies is be and stay your own very best client.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Website: LeapZoneStrategies.com FREE MASTERCLASS, HELPFULNESS IS THE NEW HUSTLE: How To Leverage Your Team To Rapidly Grow Your Impact And Influence In Any Economy; By Serving Not Selling TEDx: How to Increase Your Units of Happiness TEDx: The Power of Zero Tolerance Dare to Brand: https://leapzonestrategies.com/portfolio/dare-to-brand-documentary/ Twitter: @LeapZone Facebook: facebook.com/LeapZone LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/leapzoneleader  
2/20/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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296. Finding Purpose in Mentoring with Marcus Allen

In this episode continuing our Athlete's Voice series, we welcome Marcus Allen. He's a former athlete turned charismatic public servant dedicated to making the world a better place. With over 20 years of experience as a CEO, Marcus has been a visionary leader in improving the lives of those in need. He's a sought-after speaker, known for his passion, and has even been inducted into a college sports hall of fame. Marcus had a short NBA career, but he never took his success for granted. Even during his playing days, he kept his feet on solid ground and avoided getting caught up in the fame. When he retired, he experienced a void and went through a period of depression, searching for something that would fulfill him. Eventually, he found his passion in helping young people through mentorship programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters, which he has been the CEO of for nearly 20 years. By connecting them with caring, compassionate adults, he helps kids discover their own purpose and gives them the support to achieve it.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “None of us are perfect. We live in a world that we're so quick to cancel folks or to criticize. It's so easy to write people off for the smallest of things. Our young people need people to believe in them in spite of. We have to give them grace, the same grace that was given to us. If it came to light our worst day, if it came to light to the whole world, we would be embarrassed. And a lot of people wouldn't mess with us because they saw something that we did in our past. And I'm asking, I'm hoping that we don't let ourselves shrink to the least of ourselves, meaning it's so easy to criticize folks and to disown them and try to bring people down. I want people to build people up. Let's think about how we are redemptive, that all of us deserve the second chance and some of us deserve a third, fourth, and fifth chance. And I think that is something that I hope resonates with people because otherwise, I don't know how we are going to get ourselves out of these challenges that we're facing today.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at independencebigs.org Connect with Marcus Allen on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marcus-allen-a4860231  
2/13/202326 minutes, 26 seconds
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295. You Are Not Your Thoughts: Breaking Free from Mental Chatter with Dr. Srikumar Rao

Dr. Srikumar Rao is a sought-after coach for entrepreneurs, professionals, and senior executives. He works with a select group of highly successful individuals to help them have an even greater impact on the world. With millions of views on his TED Talk and workshops attended globally, his mission is to improve people's lives in an exponential way. Dr. Rao received his PhD from Columbia Business School and started his career in corporate America, where he had some success and became the head of corporate research for a communications company. He later became burnt out by corporate politics and moved to academia, where he felt stuck. Channeling his passion for reading spiritual and mystical works, he decided to adapt the teachings of the world's great masters, stripping them of religious and cultural connotations, and created a course that spread organically and was written about in major business publications. He now coaches entrepreneurs who are successful and have a spiritual quest. He specializes in telling his clients that their business success is their spiritual path. Dr. Srikumar reads widely in various wisdom traditions and focuses on the essence of their teachings, which all point to the idea that problems stem from one's mental chatter. He believes that an individual's thoughts drive them away from their true self and that recognizing this can lead to significant improvements in their life.Dr. Srikumar emphasizes that becoming aware of and detaching from one's mental chatter is a lifelong commitment. However, the individual can expect to see significant improvement in their life experience in just a matter of weeks if they consciously practice watching their mind. Mental chatter is not a problem in itself, but it becomes problematic when an individual identifies with it. This identification is a habit that is developed through repeated exposure, but it can be broken by observing mental chatter instead of becoming it. The starting exercise in all of Dr. Srikumar's programs is for the individual to observe their chatter and label their emotions as they arise. With continued practice, it will become easier for the individual to remain a witness to their emotions instead of being controlled by them, leading to a place of calm from which they can make decisions without being influenced by passing emotions. Though it may not be easy, the process is achievable.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You do not live in a real world. You think you live in a real world, but you don't — you live in a construct. You created it with your mental chatter and your mental models. It's like we're all living in the matrix, but this is not a matrix created by an alien civilization out to enslave us. It's a matrix that we created with our mental model and our mental chatter. And having created it, we experience it exactly as we have created it. This is actually a highly liberating notion because if you live in a real world and you don't like it, you’re screwed — grin and bear it. But if you don't like it and you're living in a construct, you can deconstruct the parts of it that are not working for you and build it up again. And you can do this over and over again, it's a rest of your life process. That's hugely liberating.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Learn more: theraoinstitute.com Read: Modern Wisdom, Ancient Roots Srikumar Rao: Plug into your hard-wired happiness | TED Talk
2/6/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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294. Running as Prayer and Making an Impact in Tribal Communities with Dillon Shije

Welcome to another episode in our Athlete’s Voice series, where today we get to learn from Dillon Shije. Dillon is a professional runner and CEO of The Native Runner, providing motivational speaking, workshops, training, and community wellness. He is also a respected tribal councilman at Pueblo of Zia and a successful business partner at Zia Impact. He is dedicated to serving his community and promoting economic development through sustainable and responsible business practices. With a deep understanding of the unique cultural and economic issues facing Native American tribes, Dillon is a powerful advocate for his people and a valuable asset to the team at Zia Impact. Dillon Shije grew up in the Zia Pueblo Indian Reservation in New Mexico in a traditional household. He was raised with a deep understanding of his culture and participated in indigenous religious ceremonies, including daily prayers at sacred sites and cleansing himself in the river. This instilled in him a strong connection to his culture and the importance of prayer, which also translated into his passion for running as a sacred act. Through hard work and dedication, he became a successful competitive runner, despite not seeing many people who looked like him in Division 1 sports or at elite levels. His motivation to excel led him to attend college and become a student-athlete, eventually earning a spot on the University of Colorado Boulder's prestigious running team. Throughout his journey, prayer remained a foundation for him, guiding him to become a professional runner. Dillon believes that his history of running both competitively and spiritually has informed the work he does today in helping his community. He has learned valuable lessons of resiliency and perseverance, and uses this experience to balance the need to push for resources and progress with the need to rest and not burn out. He also recognizes the importance of being strategic in advocating for marginalized communities, as being too passionate can sometimes lead to doors being closed. He therefore works to maintain his voice in high-level spaces while not over-exaggerating his passion.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Wherever you may reside, reach out to some of the tribal nations, learn about the tribes that are in your area, and help them with resources. We all need guidance, especially our tribal nations who don't have as much capacity. I think that’s a good way to create that positive dialogue and learn about where people are living who have been there for hundreds of years, thousands of years.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Follow Dillon on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dillonshije Follow Dillon on Instagram: @thenativerunner
1/30/202322 minutes, 23 seconds
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293. Designing the (Long) Life You Love with Ayse Birsel

Ayse Birsel is an award-winning industrial designer, design thinker, and design educator. She is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, a design and consulting studio, and the author of Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future. Ayse has been designing for more than two decades, working with brands like Herman Miller, Brooklyn Museum, and Vitra. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the iF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award, and the Core77 Design Award. She is passionate about helping people design the lives they love through her work. She has been a design educator at institutions such as MIT, Parsons, and the Pratt Institute. She is also a sought-after speaker for conferences and events. Ayse’s mission is to “empower people to create meaningful lives and meaningful products through the power of design.” People today are living longer and healthier lives than ever before, but when we think of aging and the span of our lives, we rarely think of those older years and what we want our lives to look like. Ayse Birsel wrote "Design the Long Life You Love" to encourage people to reframe their approach to problems in life and to inspire individuals and businesses to embrace the opportunities of aging. Through her year-long research, she found that older people were thrilled to be alive and wanted to share this enthusiasm with the world. By writing this book, she hopes to spread awareness of the advantages of aging and to provide a step-by-step process for people to design their own lives.Ayse Birsel's advice for designing a life you love is to start by giving yourself permission to do so. She emphasizes the importance of being true to yourself and creating a life that is based on your values and that looks and feels like you. Birsel then suggests deconstructing your life and breaking it into its parts and pieces in order to get clarity on what matters to you and to understand the connections that you assume are between things. Finally, she encourages people to not attempt to put their lives back together the same way it was before but to instead create something new.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Think of a hero of yours, somebody who inspires you. This could be somebody you know, family or friends, or somebody you know of. What qualities of theirs do you admire? Those are your values. This is what you design with. This is how you make choices.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Sign up for Ayse’s newsletter: aysebirsel.com/newsletter Instagram: @designthelifeyoulove Read: Design The Long Life You Love Complete Overview of (the Amazing) Toto Washlet – BidetGenius
1/23/202325 minutes, 3 seconds
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292. Soul Care, Mindful Movement, and Joyful Recovery with Steven Washington

Steven Washington is an author and former professional dancer. After performing on Broadway in The Lion King, he found a new passion in the form of Chigong and Pilates and has since become a highly acclaimed teacher in both disciplines. His book, Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction, is the result of his love of movement and his dedication to helping others. Steven enjoys a life of joyful recovery and is passionate about helping others heal and grow. He hosts a monthly Heart/Mind Moments YouTube series, which has been viewed by over a million people. His videos focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual health and are designed to inspire, motivate, and bring joy to viewers.Washington's journey began at age 15 when he had his first drink, which made him feel suddenly okay in the world. He chased this feeling for 20 years until it no longer worked and he had reached rock bottom. It was then that a friend in recovery showed him the way to sobriety. After many years of drinking and doing drugs, Washington eventually made his way to Broadway to perform in the Lion King, which he had seen as a kid and envisioned himself in. In 2014, Washington was introduced to Chigong and found it was a great tool to help manage his recovery and life in general. This led him to create an online course and eventually write a book, Recovering You. Washington's book details the use of Chigong and other practices such as journaling, compassionate inquiry, and building a social support network to help with recovery. All of these tools combined tend to the health and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Steven’s advice is to practice self-care as an important foundation for addiction recovery. He suggests taking time to connect with the breath, practicing self-massage, meditating, and doing breath prayers. Breath prayers involve combining physical breathing with intention, such as breathing in peace and breathing out fear, worry, and anxiety. Doing this for five minutes can help shift the mind and create faith, optimism, and peace. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I would love for people to know that they’re not alone. That no matter what their challenges are, there are people that understand them and care for them and love them just as they are in this moment that feels very imperfect and very challenging. They’re not alone.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Learn more at stevenwashingtonexperience.com Read: Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction Watch: Steven Washington Experience on YouTube
1/16/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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291. Balancing Your Inner Warrior & Sage with Satyen Raja

Satyen Raja is known as the private transformational mentor, advisor, and confidant to the powerful and influential. He’s a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, combining the power of the warrior and the wisdom of the sage to inspire audiences and leaders worldwide into their highest impact and personal fulfillment. He’s the leading authority on expanding success while serving the greater good without sacrificing the joys of personal life. At a young age, Satyen didn’t feel connected to the paths most people walked in life. He began studying kung fu as a boy and it felt like home to him. In kung fu, students are taught the importance of balancing the warrior and the sage — the indomitable spirit and the inner wisdom within us — and how awakening both creates a heightened state. Every person has a warrior and a sage within them. To start identifying your own inner warrior and sage, ask yourself: “What must I do today to live, to love, and to die completely without regret?” Do that, and answer honestly, and you will find the direction you are looking for.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Whether we’re a company, an organization, whether our organization is our own family and that’s the size of our organization, or you’re running a multi-billion dollar organization, multi-national organization: We’re all leaders. And we’re all being called to the next stage of our evolution in leadership. Let’s not shirk from that responsibility. Let’s tell the universe and ourselves, let’s confront our fears and our smallness, and tell ourselves: I am ready for my next stage of leadership and I own it and I claim it. Come on universe, bring it on. I welcome myself to how you wish me to lead. Let’s go with that spirit, that spirit of ourselves, to throw ourselves into what’s next for us. And you watch how the universe will respond so beautifully.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: warriorsage.com Connect with Sayten on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/satyenraja
1/9/202330 minutes, 56 seconds
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290. Helping to Give a Voice to the Deaf Community with Jennifer Southall

We’re continuing our series at the Athlete’s Voices event which highlights exceptional athletes doing extraordinary things in the world. Today’s guest is Jen Southall, a certified hockey coach for the Portland Winterhawks and a disabled representative for the Junior Hockey Association and several other sports associations. She has more than 25 years of experience playing hockey and advocating for the accessibility of the deaf community. Playing sports as a deaf person came with its challenges. Jen was always the only deaf person on her team. She started playing at a young age, but she didn’t have full access to people who could help her communicate until high school. She had to rely on her teammates to look out for her. She mostly stopped playing hockey after high school, but when her son wanted to start playing hockey — and wanted his mom to coach him — she started looking into how she could make access for that. It wasn’t until she entered that world that she realized how little advocacy there is for the deaf community. The challenges the deaf community face are many, and most of them are invisible to us. Jennifer asks us to imagine a family gathering with people around the dinner table, everyone’s laughing, but nobody has taken the time to share what they’re laughing about. It can be very isolating. And finding environments that accommodate the deaf experience is difficult.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Respect the deaf community. Respect our language. Respect our culture. And give us the platform, not you running a platform for us, because it’s not your place. Let deaf people have our place.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jennifer-southall Jennifer Southall: My Hands Are My Voice
1/2/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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289. Giving Women a Choice & a Voice with Kawser Amine

We’re live at the Athletes’ Voice event in Atlanta, Georgia with Kawser Amine, the founder and CEO of WSPL (Women's Solidarity for Peace and Leadership). She was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is a former member of the female Afghan national soccer team. She’s working to change the world through soccer. Kawser dreamed and hoped for something that should have been impossible in a country like Afghanistan, and she made it happen. She started playing soccer at seven years old, and went on the national path at nine and a half years old. She wanted to change her life path from the girl who was always dreaming of something to making it a reality. Kawser went on to study political science at the University of Afghanistan and starting a women’s leadership club, spreading the message that girls can get more engaged support through soccer. Soccer was so important to her personal development, and she wants to world to change so that girls realize there is room for them in the sport of soccer. Through her non-profit organization, Kawser helps girls believe in themselves — both that they can play soccer and seek an education. While all parts of the world still don’t support those beliefs, Kawser believes that with enough support it will be possible.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Never give up. Nothing is impossible in this world. Dreaming big is not your fault, but getting to your dream, turning your vision to reality, the most key words which is plain ‘never give up.’”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at wsplglobal.org Connect with Kawser on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kawser-amine-859415222
12/26/202227 minutes, 25 seconds
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288. Powerful Tools to Manifest Your Dream Life with Natalie Ledwell

Today’s expert guest is Natalie Ledwell, a bestselling author, host of the podcast Not Over, Just Different, co-host of the cable TV show Wake Up, and the founder of Mind Movies, a revolutionary online visualization tool reaching over 10 million people and helping them achieve their goals. The law of attraction can be incredibly divisive, but authorities have been talking about concepts like it since the 1930s. And today, there’s more research than ever into the power that visualization has — whether you believe in vibrations or not. Mind Movies is a software that makes it easy to find clarity on what you want and turn that into a moving vision board, complete with music, to put you in the prime emotional state to manifest that vision into reality. But vision boards are not magical — it is a prompt for daily action. You want to describe: What it is you want What life looks like once you get it Why you want it What actions you need to add to your daily routine How you need to change your thoughts to reach this new outcome When you take all of this into account, and take steps towards achieving your vision, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I have created and manifested some amazing stuff in my life that far exceeded anything that I thought was possible for a small-town girl from Australia. And the formula is pretty easy. If we know what we want and we’re taking action, we can see ourselves and feel ourselves already being there, you have no idea what you can create. And actually, you can create anything that you want, and I’m living proof of that. And that’s what I want for everybody else as well.”   -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at natalieledwell.com mindmovies.com/dailyhelping personalgrowthstudies.com  
12/19/202233 minutes, 51 seconds
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287. Using the Power of Your Mind to Design Your Life with Tim Shurr

Tim Shurr is the world’s best unconscious beliefs specialist and the foremost expert in freeing people from anxiety, past trauma, PTSD, and bad habits. He’s the creator of the revolutionary One Belief Away method, developed through facilitating over fifteen thousand individual hypnosis sessions and hundreds of group training experiences over the past 35 years. After his dad was involved in a devastating electrical accident leading him to have severe third-degree burns all over his body, Tim adopted a belief — unconsciously — that he was not safe in this world and that something could happen to him at any time. That shifted his behavior towards playing life on defense. It wasn’t until he discovered the power of psychology that he learned how to overcome those limiting beliefs, and now he helps others do the same. We have all experienced trauma, whether it’s something big like being shot at, or something less severe like being rejected when asking someone out. Regardless, these experiences force us to find meaning, and sometimes the conclusions we come to aren’t helpful or true about the world we live in. So how do we fix these beliefs? Tim’s One Belief Away method starts by finding a person’s deepest core belief and upgrading that — from a story of “I’m not enough” to “I’m more than enough.” Then you have to work on releasing toxic emotions: the kinds of emotions that you get stuck into a cycle of.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You are already enough. You’re already good, you have nothing to prove. You’re already worthy of love, happiness, prosperity, and all of the love that you want. You’ve just got to decide that you are worthy of that. Because we think that the world decides that for us, and truly that’s not the case. We think we need it from our parents, we need it from other people in our life to tell us that we’re worthy and that we’re enough, and after taking thousands of people through this journey, the only one that has the real power to help you feel like you’re enough, that you’re worthy of whatever you want, is you. And you can decide that today, you don’t have to wait around for other people to do the right thing because often they’re so wounded they’re not gonna. So take your power back. You don’t have to wait for others to do the right thing, you do the right thing by giving yourself what you need, by loving yourself. And if it feels weird or uncomfortable or false, fake it till you become it, do it anyway, and find a way to upgrade those beliefs. And when you do that, your life will start to improve significantly.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at timshurr.com Read: "One Belief Away" Read: "Get Out Of Your Way" indyhypnosis.com  
12/12/202226 minutes, 34 seconds
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286. How to Present Your Best Self on LinkedIn with JD Gershbein

JD Gershbein has been at the forefront of the LinkedIn conversation. He took a risk by being one of the first people in the world to enter the field of LinkedIn training. A traditional marketer, he established himself as a specialist when others approached social media from a generalist perspective. He empowers driven individuals who seek to stand out in the digital era. After realizing that he was not cut out to be a physician, JD discovered LinkedIn and it gave him a creative outlet for all of his versatility. LinkedIn is continuously evolving and adapting, which makes it hard to give cookie-cutter advice on how to use the platform better. One thing JD can say that everyone should be doing on the platform, especially as we enter what he calls “the next frontier,” is to build your own space on LinkedIn and carve out what works for you. Use what works for you, ignore what doesn’t, and don’t follow any playbook but your own. Your goal with your LinkedIn profile is to sell yourself — and the best way to sell is to show the value of something, to prove that you can and will be able to solve problems. If you’re designing your own playbook, you want to present the information that you want people to know about you. That’s the biggest challenge: Looking inside yourself and pulling out the information about yourself that’s going to resonate with people.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Individuate yourself. Don’t do what other people are doing just because you think that’s the way to go. Become yourself on the platform. Become yourself in real life. Revel in your uniqueness. Don’t just embrace it, revel in it. It’s cool, in fact it’s desirable, to be an outlier. Because when you’re going the way of everyone else, there leaves little room for differentiation. And if we’re going to succeed and scale and grow in the business world, we have to professionalize ourselves by doing what’s right for us. Having great character, having a sense of style, and again, meeting people where they are, not where you are or would want them to be.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: jdgershbein.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jdgershbein
12/5/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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285. The Leaders of the Future Create Connection with Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders get the results they need through meaningfully connecting with their people. Michelle’s first book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, is an Amazon bestseller and details the need for leaders to shift from a command and control leadership style to one that focuses on connection because that’s what drives long-lasting results. As part of the research process for the book, Dr. Michelle interviewed 18 world-class leaders. She realized that the reason many leaders were getting pushed out of organizations is that they were gunning for results but lacked connection with the people they worked with. Connection drives results, well-being, productivity, innovation, and financial performance. If you want to be successful, it’s all about connection — but how do you get started? Connection starts with yourself. You have to own your story, your journey, and the events that made you who you are today. And you can’t hide any of it. Misguided leaders try and appear perfect, but that only leads to them putting up a wall around parts of themselves and severing any chance at connection. Perfection doesn’t work, it creates cultures of fear. We need cultures of connection If you’re a business owner or feel disconnected in your work or personal life, here are some tangible steps to enhance that connection: Connection starts with yourself. Get to know yourself before you connect with others Embed time to make personal connections with people and get to know them Own your calendar and determine how you should be spending your time Create rituals and traditions to look forward to Now is the time to reinvent leadership with a focus on connection. Because if you don’t do it now, you’re going to get left behind.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “It starts with you. We want to show up as the best version of ourselves. In order to do that, really figure out what brings you joy, how you can be super healthy, and in the right space to bring that energy to work every day. It's kind of counterintuitive because here I am talking about meaningful connection with others. First, connect with yourself. Figure out what it’s going to take for you to be healthy, how you can exercise, and be good to yourself so that you have that mental energy and you can bring the best version of yourself to work every day. Then you can connect with others and then you can connect with an organization.”   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at michellekjohnston.com Read: The Seismic Shift in Leadership Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michelle-johnston-0264b5b
11/28/202226 minutes, 43 seconds
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284. Lessons Learned from Journaling with Inmates with Tina Welling

Tina Welling is the author of several bestselling novels including Cowboys Never Cry, Fairy Tale Blues, and Crybaby Ranch. In her newest nonfiction book, Journaling with Inmates, Tina shares the experiences she had running a journaling workshop at a local county jail, what she taught the inmates, and what they inevitably taught her. Tina recognized that incarcerated people don’t get recognition in our society. While reading about Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” the near-universal framework for telling stories of change that can be found in myths and legends dating back thousands of years, Tina had a revelation. One phase of the Hero’s Journey is called “the belly of the whale,” which is that place where everything around you is different and unfamiliar. To Tina, that seemed to match up perfectly with the experience of incarceration. In those situations, just like in the Hero’s Journey, the only option is to go inward. Tina always had an interest in journaling and the positive benefits of doing it regularly. She had the idea to begin teaching journaling to inmates as that method of going inward. Inmates are often at a place in their lives where they are ready to embrace change — and invariably, they find it in Tina’s journaling workshops.   There’s so much power in writing with your hand on paper, asking yourself a question, and just seeing where your mind takes you. Most of us have the answers within us, we just need to do a little digging to find it. And journaling is our shovel.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway Give everyone a chance to, first of all, you know, look deeply into yourself, realize that you’re okay, that you have goodness, that you’re doing your best, that in your way you’re a survivor, and so is everyone else. Everyone else that you meet on the streets. And don’t be afraid to consider volunteering in your county jail. It’s a wonderful experience.   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: tinawelling.com Read: Tuesdays in Jail: What I Learned from Teaching Journaling to Inmates
11/21/202222 minutes, 31 seconds
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283. Don’t Waste Your Talent with David Drebin

Today's expert guest is David Drebin. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, David is a multidisciplinary artist who works with various art forms producing limited edition works including Photographs, Lightboxes, Neon Light Installations, Diamond Dust works, and more. His work combines voyeuristic and psychological viewpoints in a unique manner, offering the viewer a dramatic insight into the kinds of emotions and experiences many of us have felt at some point in our lives. Nothing upsets David more than wasted talent. Everybody has a talent, you just have to dig deep to find out what that it. If you’re struggling to find your purpose, you have to try new things. You have to know what you’re bad at so you know what you can be good at. And don’t be afraid to, as David puts it, “flirt with danger.” Which means don’t play it safe, and don’t be afraid to take risks in pursuit of your passion. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I think it’s a world of people who think about what other people think before they think. But I think true uniqueness is to have your own thoughts and to be yourself. So the greatest advice I could give to anybody, including myself, is to be yourself because everybody else is taken. So don’t look at what everyone else is doing, go deep within yourself and just go be you. Be you. That’s it.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: daviddrebin.com Instagram: @daviddrebin
11/14/202225 minutes, 55 seconds
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282. Creating the Global “Vegan McDonald’s” with Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris has been after a plant-centered diet since he was 14 years old. When he realized there were no ubiquitous vegan fast food options around, he decided to chase that dream even when he felt like he didn’t know what he was doing.  Jeffrey shares advice about why a vegan lifestyle can be good for our brains, bodies, minds, and even the environment. We hear about the struggles Jeffrey faced when he had a dream, but no clear path—and how he carved out a way with the help of talented partners. We get some sage life advice encouraging us to find our centered source of love and to follow our dreams. Now, as one of the founders of Plant Power Fast Food, he is creating that dream every day alongside an excellent team—and he’s facing his sails toward the “next vegan sensation” stop next!   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Be unlimited. It doesn't mean you're always going to succeed.  Behind the success of Plant Power [Fast Food] there were two or three attempts to do this, and then this finally happened. So, understand that you could do anything that you want to do. Set off on the journey, believe in yourself.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Follow @PlantPowerFastFood  Find out more about the next vegan sensation at PlantPowerFastFood.com
11/7/202226 minutes, 12 seconds
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281. Harnessing the Healing Power of Sound with Dr. Stefan Chmelik

Dr. Stefan Chmelik is a man of many talents. He’s a physician, philosopher, writer, teacher, and technology creator. He’s the co-founder of BioSelf Technology, and his mission is to positively impact the lives of 100 million people by 2025. He’s achieving this through exploring and furthering the understanding of sound processing in the body. He’s one of the only experts in the world with a combination of clinical experience in stress and trauma as well as direct experience of meditation, sound healing, music, and breath training. Sound is incredibly powerful. It’s the one sense we can’t cut off—we’re always hearing and processing sound. Sound healing has been practiced for centuries, and there are still places to go where you can experience this for yourself today. Humming and singing, from an evolutionary standpoint, are immediately calming and nurturing. Sound can also be an incredibly powerful tool in dealing with anxiety, which is a natural part of being human. As collective anxiety has gone up with the introduction of technology, Dr. Stefan thought it would be fitting to find a technological solution to that anxiety. He became the UK representative for a soundbed technology developed to treat PTSD in US soldiers which had an incredibly 96% success rate. But while using and studying the technology, he realized that they could get rid of the need for that big, bulky hardware by turning the body into the hardware. That makes this incredible technology harnessing the power of sound accessible to more people than ever before.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Getting outside, not just in a gym, being outside in nature, walking—and therefore breathing—is the most important thing any of us can do. Get out there and walk. If you can’t walk, move in some other way, but we need to walk and we need to breathe, that is an essential human function.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Visit GetSensate.com and use coupon code SENSATETDH for $25 off a Sensate LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/stefan-chmelik-msc-4539611a
10/31/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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280. Beyond Think & Grow Rich: What Napoleon Hill Doesn’t Tell Us about Success with John Mitchell

Napoleon Hill only gives us half the secret to success in his famous book, Think & Grow Rich—John Mitchell is here to give us the full secret. John is a serial entrepreneur who has created the top application in the world of the top success book in the world through a simple 12-minute a day exercise. He teaches the “Science Of Success" at the University of Texas. He’d always had two goals in his life: One, to be financially successful enough that he wouldn’t have to work and to find the woman of his dreams. At 50, he was falling short of both of those goals. He decided he was going to take the best book in the world on success and apply it—word for word—to his life. But when he read it, he realized it only gave him half the secret. He immersed himself in that book for over two months and developed the second half to that secret, along with a 12-minute a day technique to apply it. His technique rewires your autopilot, leverages your greatest self through science, improves your discipline, and gives you more control over your life. Napoleon Hill teaches that everything starts with a thought. Your success is determined by the cumulative effect of your daily actions, and 95% of your daily actions are unconscious. But it doesn’t explain how to take control of your unconscious actions, which makes us feel out of control. The second half of that secret that John Mitchell uncovered is that whatever you envision in detail with emotion on a daily basis is what shows up in your life.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Just think about, in your life, if 95% of your daily actions are unconscious, isn’t that the key to having a higher level of success by gaining control of those daily actions? Pretty simple.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at thinkitbeit.com 140. Becoming a Legend in the Sales Industry, Pt. 1 - with Ben Gay III - The Daily Helping 141. Becoming a Legend in the Sales Industry, Pt. 2 | with Ben Gay III - The Daily Helping  
10/24/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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279. Finding Your Center & Creating Possibilities with Marcia Martin

Marcia Martin is one of the most prolific influencers in the thought leadership space of the last 40 years. She’s renowned as one of the top transformational trainers on the planet, and she has coached and consulted executives and life coaches worldwide, including the likes of Jack Canfield and Robert Kiyasaki. One of Marcia’s specialties is helping people live their dream life. One of the greatest ways to do that is through alignment. Most people disconnect from their inner power—the access point to the universe. They look at their circumstances to decide what can happen. If you’re not getting what you want in life, you’re not truly aligned with who you really are. And to reach alignment we need to find stillness, whether that’s through meditation, silence, walks, or being out in nature. Marcia has published her life’s work online for the world to access. At marciamartinclub.com, you can get access to nearly all of her workshops, seminars, podcasts, speaking engagements, and more.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “So when you’re triggered, upset, off center, not open, not present, not connected, unhappy, we call that off center. Get centered first before you act. Because then when you act, it’s a response to something, it’s not a reaction. And you choose your responses, whereas your reactions are automatic.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at marciamartin.com Join the club: marciamartinclub.com YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCHr-PlltJso3IWc1SfxdcTg
10/17/202243 minutes, 28 seconds
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278. Quitting Loud: How to Redefine Your Life & Find Work You Love with Tim Rhode

Today we’re welcoming back one of the most incredible guests we’ve had on the show, Tim Rhode. He’s the co-founder of GoBundance and co-founder and president of 1Life Fully Lived, a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth and adults emerge from hardship create a roadmap to their dreams, and ultimately lead their best lives. We’ve shared his story before, so if you missed that be sure to revisit Episode 89: 1Life Fully Lived: The Roadmap for an Abundant & Fulfilling Life with Tim Rhode to hear his whole journey. He’s also the co-author of Tribe of Millionaires: What If One Choice Could Change Everything? and The Quitter's Manifesto: Quit a Job You Hate for the Work You Love, which we’re going to be talking about today. We’re in the midst of two radical moments when it comes to work and finding our place in it: What people are calling “the great resignation” and the phenomenon known as “quiet quitting.” Long before either of those were on the lips of pundits everywhere, Tim had designed a framework for understanding how badly your current job or life situation is draining your life which he calls the “soul-sucking meter.” On a scale of 1-10, if you’re in the 8-10 range you’re doing something that serves you. But if you’re a six or lower, you need to take a good look at your situation. Here are some of the things to look at: Compensation: Are you being paid what you are worth? Respect: Does leadership treat you as an integral part of the team? Fit: Do you like who you work with? Growth: Do you have the opportunity to grow within the company? Feel: How do you feel every day when you wake up? Before you get to the bottom of that meter, start early and look at the places where you aren’t feeling right and see what you can do to push those metrics up. And if it’s time to quit, we recognize that making that life change isn’t easy. What Tim recommends is building a “quit team” or people who will support you during this transition and who are affected by it, getting your finances in order as early as possible, and slowly moving forward without dropping your current obligations. It can be a difficult process, but it’s one that’s so important to get right.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Getting quiet and finding your geist, if you will, just your way of getting quiet and thinking about what’s most important to me. And I implore you to do that today.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: 1lifefullylived.org gobundance.com Read: The Quitter's Manifesto: Quit a Job You Hate for the Work You Love Read: Tribe of Millionaires: What If One Choice Could Change Everything? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-rhode-42660210 Ep. 89: 1Life Fully Lived: The Roadmap for an Abundant & Fulfilling Life with Tim Rhode
10/10/202234 minutes, 30 seconds
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277. The Three Steps to Achieve Anything You Want with Joel Green

Joel Green is a former professional basketball player who, after retiring from his career, founded Pro Level Training, which grew into a seven-figure company. In addition, he’s the national director of Nike’s Sports Camps, an accomplished motivational speaker, and TEDx presenter. Joel’s older brother put him on the path to basketball. He was already heading towards success, but he wasn’t as focused as he could have been. After the tragic and unexpected passing of his brother, Joel mademad a promise to take it all on himself and do as much as he could to be the best. While Joel’s basketball career is impressive, it’s what he did after that defines him. He didn’t quit playing the game, like most athletes, because of an injury or because he was too old to keep up. Instead, he met a kid who would constantly ask him to work out with him. Joel kept declining, but he told the kid he could rebound for him. The kid was so appreciative, and Joel saw the impact this small gesture had on him, so he stepped away from the sport to get his business license. Joel developed a concept calls “the three steps to achieve anything,” which he speaks on regularly: Have a childlike imagination and don’t limit your thinking Need your wants. The language you use impacts the way you act, so convince yourself you need what you want. Focus on the journey. If you’re focused on the end result, you overlook everything it takes to get to there. In his new book “Filtering: The Way to Extract Strength from The Struggle,” he takes everything he has learned through his career and life to help people train their minds to deal with challenges, whether that’s loss, adversity, or striving for excellence.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Don’t be afraid of the dark. I would say that, and what I mean by that is life happens to all of us. Let’s not act like the dark moments didn’t happen. I daresay, the most successful people lean into those dark moments. They draw from those dark moments and use those things for motivation for themselves to make life that much brighter. But we can’t ignore those dark moments and sweep them under the rug and act like they didn’t happen. I would say lean into those dark moments that may have happened and don’t run from them. That’s when you’ll really see that there’s light within darkness.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at joelbgreen.com Instagram: @jaygreenplt Read: Filtering: The Way to Extract Strength from The Struggle
10/3/202228 minutes, 26 seconds
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276. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It with Jesse Todisco

Jesse Todisco, better known as Jesse Tee, is the founder of 46 & 2 Wealth Partners and his business ethos is rooted in showing others how to become free and create happy wealth. He’s also the host of The Jesse Tee Show, a mindset-focused podcast that teaches anyone hunting greatness in business, health, wellness, and relationships the secrets to success. Jesse grew up in a life filled with adversity—food scarcity, a narcissistic mom, a drug-addict father, and an overall lack of money—he learned to hustle early on in life. Through this upbringing of scarcity, he wanted to create prosperity. He managed to do that, all without sacrificing his values. If you’re trying to get started creating a new life for yourself you need three things: Love Gratitude Presence We’re not taught to love ourselves or to show love for ourselves, and self-love is a requirement for safety. And if you can be grateful for something every day and lean into it as a practice, it will change your life. Even if it doesn’t feel like you have anything to be grateful for, you’re here today, and that can be a great place to start. And lastly, being present in the moment. It reduces anxiety and allows you to experience life as it’s happening.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Love yourself like your life depends on it. If you knew that you could live the life that you want to live, impact other people, be impacted by other people, have a beautiful journey on this earth, and live life fully, just by being powerfully present, grateful, and loving yourself, that’s the magic.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Instagram: @jesse_tee LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jessetee Listen: The Jesse Tee Show Guided Wim Hof Method Breathing  
9/26/202235 minutes, 49 seconds
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275. You Have a Voice, Use It with Joanne Pasternack

Joanne Pasternack is a dynamic and visionary philanthropic impact strategist who over the past two decades has galvanized community engagement with internationally-recognized brands including the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, City of Mountainview, and the Special Olympics. As the President and Chief Impact Officer of Oliver+Rose, she works with professional athletes, legends, entertainers, philanthropists, corporate executives, and high-net-worth individuals who amplify their impact to inspire change. After a few years in city government, where Joanne saw the connective power of community engagement, she took an opportunity to join the San Francisco 49ers where she built out their community relations department. She realized there’s no better place or platform to make a difference than sports. One thing that Joanne stresses to athletes—as well as everyone else—is that you are a role model whether you want to be or not. People are watching what you are doing, and they will replicate what you are doing. That’s a tremendous amount of power to wield, and we all need to be willing to wield it responsibly.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “When I was growing up, the thing that I hated most about myself is the exact thing that makes me memorable, unique, and stand out in a crowd. And it’s so interesting because as a middle school girl you’re so self-conscious. You walk around going like I don’t look like everybody, I don’t sound like everybody, there’s something different about me. And when you lean into that, that’s exactly the thing that will make you who you’re meant to be.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: oliverrosellc.com athletesvoices.org Instagram: @joannepasternack Instagram: @athletesvox LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jpasternack
9/19/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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274. How to Love Selling Without Selling Your Soul with Jason Marc Campbell

Jason Marc Campbell is the author of Selling with Love: Earn with Integrity and Expand Your Impact. He’s on a mission to inspire small business owners with sales reluctance to embrace it as a beautiful activity that transforms lives. As the host of the Selling With Love podcast he’s interviewed over 300 people and reached millions in the process. His mission is all about teaching companies to care more. When Jason thought about the contributions he wanted to make in the world, one that seemed both impactful and possible was to help create a world where people aren’t taken advantage of by marketers and snake oil salesmen. But we can’t just get rid of sales altogether—whether you like it or not, you’re going to find yourself in the sales process throughout your life. If you’re looking to sell a product, you can’t start with a love of the idea. So many people fall in love with their product that they lose sight of what they’re hoping the product actually does. Jason Marc Campbell describes the five loves, in order: Love your impact Love your client Love the product Love the process of selling Love the self Some people love the process of selling but they don’t care about anything else—those are the sleazy salesmen that make your skin crawl when you think about selling. When you’re selling, you can show up with love or you can show up with fear.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Be more caring about how you buy and how you expect to be treated when you buy. Make decisions and ask questions in a purchase process, especially if it’s a big purchase. If a sales person comes to you, try to see how you can use the model I teach about sales on how to buy. Get an understanding of things like ‘Why are you in sales? Why do you think this company is the best thing? What difference do you think it makes in my life? How much do you understand me and my needs? What is the product? Is it the best in the marketplace? Would you refer it to your friends and family?’ Can we be a bit more leveled up and experienced in the way that we buy, so that the market responds and the companies will start to realize that ‘Hey, we need to change the way we do our culture in sales to demand more to a better client.’ And that way we’re going to see a lot less douchebag practices and marketing practices be actually succeeding.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at jasonmarccampbell.com Read: Selling with Love LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jasonmarccampbell Instagram: @jasonmarccampbell Listen: Selling with Love
9/12/202232 minutes, 12 seconds
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273. Creating a Global Ecosystem of Trust with Virginia Salas Kastilio

Virginia Salas Kastilio is a New Earth ecosystems builder, blockchain advisor, and serial entrepreneur who was named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top 27 Women to Change the World.” She’s also an internationally-acclaimed speaker, marketer, activist, the founder of Humans I Trust and the co-founder of The Human Trust Foundation. She’s a crypto and NFT innovator who believes in using the blockchain for good. Virginia was massively successful while working for Apple and later Oracle, which is where she had her entrepreneurial awakening. Before launching another product into the world, though, she spent a year traveling the world and researching happiness to find out what we really needed. Through her research, she learned: The key to happiness is gratitude. Our thoughts and our mindset create our life. We are deeply disconnected and it is robbing us of happiness. Knowing how important trust is to our overall happiness, Virginia is building what she calls “the trust ecosystem.” It is a global ecosystem of nonprofit organizations and businesses that are coming together to build a better Earth and have regeneration built into their business models.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Really allow yourself to tune into your alignment. No matter where you currently are at your level of success, if you’ve had billion-dollar exits, if you’re just starting out, if you just bought a new website that you’re excited about, just really allowing yourself to orientate to what is my biggest “yes” and what is the life that I want to live, what does my every day want to be and is this really in alignment with my highest calling and what I truly desire and love, or does this feel like it’s going to be profitable or other people said that this is a good business model? So at any time we can reset and realign and just trust yourself in that alignment that, when you do focus on what you really and truly care about, it’s just going to fall into place so effortlessly.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: humansitrust.com Instagram: @virginiasalaskastilio hanaleiswan.com
9/5/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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272. Discover Your Strengths & Lean Into Them with Megan Reuwer

Megan Reuwen is a seasoned entrepreneur who has built and led a team of women that have achieved over $13 million in annual sales. She’s been a top earner, top sales leader, and top recruiter in the direct sales industry, and has mentored and coached individuals to work from home and achieve six-figure incomes. Megan is a mother of four, with three of her children being special needs or medically complex. Fifteen years age Megan was a hair stylist. She chose to run a salon out of her home in order to be present for her son, and that led to her second career of coaching women to work from home. One of Megan’s superpowers is helping people see who they are clearly so they can apply their gifts and see success. When you know what your strengths are and lean into them, your weaknesses become less important because they tend to improve in time. If you don’t know what your gifts are, you can start by taking personality tests like the Enneagram or the StrengthsFinder test, which will give you verbiage to explain who you are. You can also tap into who you are when you explore and define what your values are.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You can thrive in adversity and in stress. The more you know yourself, the more you’ll be able to continue to make those gains in life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: meganrosecoaching.com Instagram: @sparkleshinemegan
8/29/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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271. Finding Greater Success in Stillness with Ken Kladouris

Ken Kladouris is an esteemed and well-known wealth advisor and a leader internationally known in the self-mastery movement. He recently developed a system—Stillness to Success—to help people who are truly ready to make changes in their lives cut the noise, find their stillness, and create the success they want. He reached a point in his life where he achieved everything he thought he’d wanted in life but was feeling completely unfulfilled. Then suddenly while on vacation, Ken had a moment of pureness where all of his beliefs of what he could achieve washed away, and he realized that he could accomplish so much more. It was the stillness that woke him up. Once he returned from vacation to the real world, he sought out how to return to that place of stillness on demand. To start tuning out the noise, you can change your relationship with the way that you hear and interpret them. Most of what you believe you have to do is because of a conversation that’s occurring in your head—and meditation allows you to eavesdrop on that conversation. If you’re struggling to get into meditation, start first with just practicing focused and present attention. Whether you’re going for a walk or doing dishes, the act of bringing your attention to the present moment will allow you to start building up mental fortitude and push out unwanted noise.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I believe, no matter your circumstance or what you’re going through, if you find your stillness you can change your life for the better. And I truly think that, at the end of the day, that’s what it is. Just find your stillness and everything else will work out.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: kenkladouris.com stillnesstosuccess.com
8/22/202225 minutes
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270. Mentoring Others to LEAP to Their Highest Potential with Dr. Bill Dorfman

Dr. Bill Dorfman is a celebrity cosmetic dentist, which sounds odd, but he’s had an unparalleled career when it comes to the practice of dentistry. He’s transformed the smiles of celebrities such as Katy Perry, Usher, Anthony Hopkins, Fergie, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Longoria, and more. He’s been featured regularly on Extreme Makeover and The Doctors, as well as appearing on Larry King, Oprah, Access Hollywood, E!, Extra, and Entertainment Tonight. At three years old, a young Bill fell and knocked out all of his baby teeth. It was visiting their family dentist and learning what they had to do to fix him up that made him want to become a dentist. Most kids probably would’ve been traumatized by the whole event, but it left him fascinated and wanting to fix people the same way. In addition to his dentistry practice and TV appearances, Dr. Dorfman does a number of things—including running the Leadership Excellence Accelerating Potential (LEAP) Foundation. The LEAP foundation is a foundation that focuses on guiding youth onto the right path in life, whether that be in academic, professional, or personal endeavors. In working with so many kids and mentors, Dr. Dorfman has learned two important lessons: One, that one of the best ways to find success is to look at what’s working for others and do it better. And two, that there’s no real “secret” to success that doesn’t involve working hard.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I grew up with eight grandparents—that’s a whole different story. And one of my grandparents, my Grandma Dorthy, was the sweetest, sweetest thing. And I could never figure out what her religion was, cause we have a lot of them floating around. And so one day I just asked her, and she said ‘Dahling, it’s just three words: just be kind.’ And that’s it. If everybody in the world would just follow Grandma Dorthy’s religion, we would live in such a beautiful world.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbilldorfman Listen: Meet the Mentor Learn more: drbilldorfman.com leapfoundation.com buzzballs.com
8/15/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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269. Making Someday Today with Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is a best-selling novelist, nationally recognized storyteller, and the author of Someday is Today as well as nine other books. He’s also an award-winning elementary school teacher. He teaches storytelling and communication at universities, corporate workshops, organizations, and within communities. He’s won multiple Moth GrandSLAM story competitions and, together with his wife, created the organization Speak Up to help others share their stories. After talks, Matthew would always get people asking him how he does everything that he does. Invariably, he doesn’t have time to answer that question to the level of detail it deserves—how he constructed his life to get everything that he wants to accomplish done while also being the kind of person he wants to be in all areas of life. Rather than answering that question during a talk, he decided to answer it in a book, Someday is Today. When people make decisions, they are either only thinking of the moment they are in and not future ramifications, or, even worse, not consciously making a decision at all. And this results in people not ultimately achieving the dreams and results they desire. Matthew's theory, when making decisions, is not to rely on what he wants to do in that moment, but on what his future self would have wanted him to have done. If you’re looking to make “someday” today, here are some tips Matthew has for making the most of the time you have. First, don’t assume you need large chunks of time to achieve your goals. You can write a book one sentence at a time, you don’t need an hour of time sitting at Starbucks. And second, take a look at your sleep habits. It’s important to get enough sleep, but how much of your sleep is actually sleep? Does it take you an hour to wind down and fall asleep? Do you hit snooze or stay in bed for 30 minutes after you wake up? Dialing in your sleep habits and getting good, restful sleep will help you feel better throughout the day and rescue so much unused time.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “People need to afford themselves the right to think about themselves. I think we spend an enormous amount of time in our lives thinking about our spouses and partners and children and colleagues and customers and parents and neighbors. Most of us really spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about other people and we almost never think of ourselves. Thinking of yourself in terms of, sit down on the couch and ask yourself: ‘Who am I? How did I end up here? Where am I going? How am I feeling? What is the thing that I want to say to people tomorrow?’ I don’t think we do that very often. And so I’m always telling people, spend ten minutes every single day, tell your children to go outside, tell your partner to go sit in the car, tell your cats to be gone, and just sit down and ask yourself ‘Who am I and what am I doing and where do I want to go and what do I want to say next to someone I love?’ I think that when we do that we find stories that we don’t know we have, stories that have been hiding, and we start to see patterns in our lives that we didn’t know existed, we can take credit for things that we’ve been ignoring, we can see problems that we have that perhaps we haven’t noticed, all of those things. I think if we all spent a little more time being a little more self-centered, frankly, just a little bit, like in a positive way, think we would lead better lives and I think we would head in directions that make us happier.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: matthewdicks.com Read: Someday Is Today Twitter: @MatthewDicks
8/8/202233 minutes, 14 seconds
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268. The Essential Skills That Will Revolutionize Your Career Outcomes with Mark Herschberg

Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. Educated at MIT, Mark spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 500 companies, and academic institutions. He’s developed new software languages, online marketplaces, new authentication systems, and tracked criminals and terrorists on the dark web—and that only scratches the surface of the many accomplishments he’s had over his career. Mark always grew up with a fascination for STEM and technology, but when he started his career he realized he also loved the people side of business as well as the technical side. He came to find that there are several skills beyond the ones specific to your job that you need to master in order to have a successful career. Some of those skills include: Leadership Networking Negotiating Communication Ethics Clear direction Working effectively Whether you are working at a company at the top or bottom of the ladder, or whether you’re an entrepreneur running your own business, these skills will help you on your way. If you want to work on these things, you can create a career toolkit development guide to build peer learning groups and help develop these skills.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “It can seem intimidating to say ‘how am I gonna become a great leader, a great networker, a great negotiator.’ But as we saw with that negotiating example, it’s not about being the best in the world, it’s just about getting a little bit better. And if you can get that few percent better in each of these skills, you’re going to have a fantastic, successful career. So don’t be intimidated, start today, and just focus on getting a little bit better.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: thecareertoolkitbook.com Free Resources Instagram: @thecareertoolkit
8/1/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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267. Reaching for Food Independence & Abundance with Jim Gale

Jim Gale is a four-time All-American and National Championship wrestler who created a mortgage company that reached 1.3 billion in sales in only three years. This allowed Jim to retire early and live one of his life goals: He bought a boat, lived on the ocean for a year, and moved to Costa Rica to build eco-villages. It was there that he discovered permaculture, and this life-changing experience led him to realize that he needed to bring this to every household in the world. He started Food Forest Abundance to do just that. Jim had never been one to set goals, but when his wrestling coach in high school gave him an ultimatum—write out your goals and hand them to me by Friday or you won’t wrestle—he knew he had to do it. But during that process, something in him changed, and he set some outlandish goals. And yet, by setting out to be the kind of person who embodies those goals, he was able to achieve them. When his two daughters were born, Jim began to think more long-term and he looked at what he thought the world would look like for his children and grandchildren. It was then that he learned about permaculture and became certain that we are destroying our planet with our current food infrastructure. And he realized that the best path forward was to bring permaculture into everyone’s homes. We all have the ability to take control of our own food, whether we have a huge yard or live in a tiny apartment. You may not be able to fully sustain yourself, but you can grow your own food in a gallon bucket of soil and start the process of gaining food independence.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway The future of humanity starts in your mind, in your heart, and in your hands. It’s not somebody else’s job to save my life, right? It’s my duty—and it’s a joyful duty—to affect how I respond to the world in these crises that are upon us. And how do I do that best? It’s by a lot of meditation, a lot of prayer, a lot of silent time with an intention of asking for guidance, and then, from some magical place, the ideas come. And when they’re inspired ideas, they motivate. Follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell said, and use inspired action and start becoming self-reliant, and then teach our friends and family and our neighbors and our community how we do it because it’s joyful. And that, my friends, is the solution right there.   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: foodforestabundance.com Instagram: @foodforestabundance
7/25/202227 minutes, 26 seconds
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266. Finding Happiness in Your Career with Minda Zetlin

Minda Zetlin is an author, speaker, journalist, and contributing editor at Inc. where she writes the Laid Back Leader column. Her articles and workshops provide research-backed advice to help ambitious people get the most out of their careers and their lives. In her newest book, Career Self-Care: Find Your Happiness, Success, and Fulfillment at Work, she lays out concrete examples of how to improve the quality of your work life no matter what career you’re in. This has come to the forefront of our attention over the last few years for obvious reasons. Employee satisfaction was at a record low even before the pandemic. As the economy starts to shift, it remains to be seen whether or not employers continue to give employee wellness the attention it deserves or begin cutting costs. But people who are happy and comfortable at work and at home do better work, and so it behooves us all to keep pushing for a better quality of life. Whether you’re working from home or still in an office, the line between work and home is continuing to blur—you likely have a smartphone with you at work or a desk at home where you do some work away from the office. It’s vital that when we’re working, no matter where it is, we need to set up practices that create clear boundaries and delineations between our work life and our home life. The book is full of exercises to move towards your goals, increase your happiness at work, and improve your mindfulness, but Minda offers us one very clear piece of advice: If you are unhappy at work, don’t sit around and do nothing about it.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “It’s your job to make yourself happy. And I mean that really seriously. Not just in the sense that you’ve got to make yourself happy because no one else will, although that’s actually true. Even the people who love you the best can’t really figure out how to make you happy, you’re the one who knows that. But also because it’s your responsibility, if you can, to the world and to the people around you, to be as happy as you can be. My ASJA colleague Gretchen Rubin has all kinds of research showing that happy people not only work better, but they’re also more likely to volunteer, they’re more likely to contribute to charity, and they are better members of society in every possible way. In every possible way, if you are happier, everyone is happier and you are better in the world. So it’s your job to figure out how to be happy and go make it happen.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: mindazetlin.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mindazetlin Twitter: @MindaZetlin Read: Career Self-Care
7/18/202229 minutes, 5 seconds
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265. Get Unstuck & Live Your Best Life with Shira Miller

Shira Miller is a two-time TEDx speaker who shares her expertise in the field of well-being on Medium, LinkedIn, Thrive Global, and more, and she is passionate about helping people get unstuck and activate their greatest potential. She discusses the importance of well-being at work and in the home, prioritizing self-care, and creating wellness-based cultures. Her story and opinions have been recognized in Shape, Health, First for Women, Quick & Simple, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory Magazine, and the bestselling business books The Power of Nice and Trust Your Gut: How the Power of Intuition Can Grow Your Business. Shira is no stranger to the experience of getting stuck in life. It started over 30 years ago when she had a healthy weight loss that first put her on the path of a healthier lifestyle, and over the years she had even more: A divorce which led to a new, happier marriage; A business failure during the recession; And getting Crohn’s disease after the stress of that situation. After each of those moments, she came back better and stronger than before. In fact, her life of purpose was only crafted through the process of getting stuck and finding out a way to get unstuck. Shira defines being stuck as when your life circumstances don’t match the life you want to lead. She has a seven-step process for getting unstuck, and one step, in particular, is shifting from pessimism to optimism. Some ways you can do this are by cognitive reframing or looking for the upside in a situation or leaning into gratitude. Our minds often find what they are looking for, and if we are focusing on the negative we are only going to find more of it.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want people to realize that no matter how you’re stuck, whatever your age is, you can always get unstuck. You can overcome obstacles. It’s about following a process, having patience, love for yourself, practicing self-care, and then you can make all the changes that you need in your life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: shiramiller.com Instagram: @theshiramiller Read: Free and Clear
7/11/202227 minutes, 17 seconds
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264. Reach the Level After Next with Katie Barnett

Katie Barnett has been named one of the top 20 female disruptors in 2021. She runs a very successful online business, but even more impressive is her personal story. Like so many of us, Katie didn’t recognize the pivotal moments in her life until she looked back on them from where she is now. She had her master's degree and had plans of teaching in college, but after having three kids and working as a full-time parent, she started a business on the side just to help her family out. But that experience unlocked something in her and she knew this was the path for her. We all dream big, and then as we grow up, reality starts to set in—we have to pay bills, we have to pay off our loans, we have to support a family—and naturally, our focus turns away from ourselves and to how we’re going to meet these obligations and we forget how to dream. But we have to remember that we can change that at any time and relearn what it means to light our own fires. If you’re not feeling that fire in your own life, Katie recommends starting with service. It’s impossible to feel like a failure when you’re helping others. By being of service to others, you’re going to gain confidence and find what really lights you up. And if you’re really feeling low, unmotivated, or in a rut, start finding the smallest ways of taking care of your physical and mental health, whether that’s through diet, exercise, mindfulness, intentional rest, or any number of tactics. It can even start with just drinking more water. There’s a lot in the world to be scared of, but we can put our own dent in that by going out there and putting a smile on people’s faces. We can make this world a better place one person at a time, and that’s what Katie is doing, and encourages others to do as well.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Your vibe is everything. And if you feel like you’re at a low, it’s worth stepping into something bigger to attract something bigger, and that can be in your relationships, in your friendships, in your business, in your life, in everything. It’s about becoming what you want to be surrounded with. Because, as cliché as it sounds, your vibe truly attracts your tribe, what you put out into the universe is going to come back in abundance.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: levelafternextorg.com Instagram: @ktannebarnett Podcast: Level After Next
7/4/202230 minutes
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263. Educating & Inspiring Young Women Before & After Breast Cancer with Maimah Karmo

Maimah Karmo is the founder and CEO of The Tigerlily Foundation and a fifteen-year survivor of breast cancer. She’s appeared in major media including USA Today, US News, Cosmopolitan, CBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and so much more. She’s a sought-after speaker by the media and for policy events and a prominent philanthropist. Under her leadership, the Tigerlily Foundation has launched national and global health initiatives focused on ending disparities through the #inclusion pledge, participating with global stakeholders with a call to action to recognize health disparities as a social justice issue, and working to end disparities for Black women in our lifetime. She’s a global health advocate dedicated to justice and equity for all. Maimah was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa until she was fifteen years old, and in that time she experienced three wars. Each time they escaped, and many times they returned—in large part because Maimah’s parents believed in philanthropy and helping those who did not have the privilege to escape themselves. After escaping to America and starting a new life, Maimah worked to build up her own dream life. Just as it felt like it was starting to come to fruition, she found a lump in her breast. After fighting to get it examined—all of the doctors said she was too young to have breast cancer—she was finally diagnosed and treated for cancer. Women, people of color, and especially the intersection of those two are at a higher risk of being overlooked by the medical community. Most women are not taught to fight and to advocate for themselves the way Maimah was. That’s why she feels responsible for advocating for those who cannot do so themselves.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I live by a lot of quotes, and there’s a quote by Dan Millman, it says ‘Love is a warrior’s sword, everywhere it cuts, it gives life, not death.’ And that’s something that I think, if you’re here, you’re a spirit in this body, in this vessel, for this time. What you’re here to do is to love yourself and honor and love life. And how do you do that? You honor your temple. Not just your body but your mind, your spirit. And when you’re given much and you’re able to breathe, then you have to give to others.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: tigerlilyfoundation.org Instagram: @tigerlily_foundation Instagram: @maimahkarmo
6/27/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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262. Finding a Higher Purpose in Your Business with Jasan Julius

Jasan Julius has built some incredible brands, including Coffee Junkiez and Pizza Junkiez, and won multiple “business of the year” awards. He also has a marketing company that has allowed him to take his businesses nationally. Jasan is also generous, wanting to connect with people and share what he’s learned to help other small business owners grow. He started his career as a hands-on blue collar worker. He worked for Chrysler for many years, where he eventually decided he wanted to work with his mind as well and became a union representative. But after achieving his dream job—just thirty days later—his son was diagnosed with cancer. It was the hardest time of his life, and after three long years, his son, unfortunately, lost that battle. Stricken with grief and looking for something to occupy his mind, Jasan threw himself fully into entrepreneurship, where he saw his business as part of his son’s legacy. That strong link pulled him through the hardest parts of entrepreneurship more than the money ever could have. When it comes to growing your business, you have to make sure you embed strong motivations far beyond the money you might make, because that won’t be enough.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Pay more attention to the moment. We all do monotonous things in life, so you gloss over them and you just do it and you get it done. I look back on my life and every different stage of my life was applicable to where I am today, and I wish that I had paid more attention in the moment. Even doing the things you didn’t want to do or you didn’t find overly fulfilling or enjoyable, there’s lessons to be learned. And the only way you learn those lessons is if you are highly conscious of how and what you are doing in the moment in general.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: coffeejunkiez.com Instagram: @jasanjulius LinkedIn YouTube Think and Grow Rich Your Next Five Moves Principles The E-Myth Radical Candor The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
6/20/202233 minutes, 1 second
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261. Finding the Wealth in Your Network with Vincent Pugliese

Vincent Pugliese is the author of The Wealth of Connections and Freelance to Freedom, as well as the owner of the Total Life Freedom mastermind community, which helps entrepreneurs and small business owners build a life of time, money, and location freedom. He’s also the host of the Total Life Freedom podcast and, most importantly, a husband and father of three sons. In episode 86 of the podcast, Vince joined us to share his journey as a photojournalist and his roadmap to freedom that he is living today. As the host of his podcast, Vince talks to entrepreneurs struggling with building a business and creating a life of freedom. He kept noticing people approaching things from the wrong direction. They start a podcast, write a book, create a product, and launch it out into the world—and nothing happens. They give up, thinking entrepreneurship is too hard. But they’re just doing things backwards. Vince looked at what made people successful, and he traced it to these five points: Curiosity Character Connection Collaboration Create For each of these, there are specific strategies to improve upon them in your life. To improve your connection, you need to shift from focusing on what you want to get and start reaching out to people and finding out what they want and helping them get it. When you do that, and you start improving your character, everything else will just become so much easier.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I really think it is setting those generous goals and those selfish goals. I think if you can start with that as the foundation, if you’re struggling, it really gets you out of your own head of what you need, it gets you out of desperation mode. Because generally when you’re struggling, you’re desperate, you’ll do things probably not the way you want to do it if you weren’t desperate. But if you really think, how do I flip the switch, stop worrying about what I need, and go in this direction in terms of being helpful, because helpful people want to help helpful people. They don’t want to help selfish people. So I know it feels like I need this stuff, go the opposite direction. Do with less for a little while, be that person that other people want to be around, and I’m telling you, if you go from there and you start with character and you go on down the road, it’s going to work out for you.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: totallifefreedom.com Read: The Wealth of Connections Read: Freelance to Freedom
6/13/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
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260. Owning Who You Are & Stepping Into Your Presence with Liz Brunner

Liz Brunner is a bestselling author, executive communications coach, lauded speaker, podcast host, and Emmy award-winning journalist. Recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished journalists, Liz conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures over a 28-year career ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders, including President Barrack Obama. Interviewing such truly remarkable people over the years, Liz learned some incredibly valuable lessons. But regardless of how big or how famous a person was, the best stories came from people who went through personal transformation and resilience. In 2013, Liz embarked on the next chapter of her journey as the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications and launched Brunner Academy, both dedicated to helping people find their authentic voices, tell their stories, and lead with presence. She had to dig deep and identify her true skillset and translate that into language that made sense for the corporate world. Part of helping people find their presence and tell their story is recognizing that people are just as much a brand as any corporation, and teaching people to take advantage of that fact. If you’re looking to establish your own presence, you must first recognize where you are with your comfort level in owning your brand and find others who you believe are embodying their presence well. When you see what others are doing you can begin to identify the qualities you admire in yourself or find ways to enhance them. Hearing people’s stories of transformation can show you what’s possible in your own life. It’s what led to Liz’s own transformation, and it’s what she now helps others realize themselves.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Number one: If I can make these transitions in my life, anyone can. And number two: Discover who you are. Give yourself permission to own who you are. And if you do, it will take you into your next chapters and ensure that you are living your best life. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, it doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have challenges. Life throws us challenges all the time. A quote from my mother: ‘The goal of living is to absorb all of the pain of life and lose none of the joy.’ That’s the takeaway.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: lizbrunner.com Instagram: @lizbrunner Read: Dare to Own You Listen: Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner
6/6/202236 minutes, 6 seconds
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259. Giving Hope to Those Who Serve & Protect Us with Robin Kelleher

Robin Kelleher is the President and CEO of Hope For The Warriors, an organization she co-founded in 2006 as a grassroots organization that has now grown to national heights, having raised over $53 million for impacting the wounded and fallen military members, their families, and their communities. She's responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the organization, providing budgetary and mission-focused guidance to their growing staff. Robin’s husband is a member of the military, and as a family they moved to a military community in 2002. The next year, her husband’s best friend was severely wounded. Through that, Robin realized that the wounds extend beyond just the service member—the whole family unit and even the community is damaged. The trauma that military members and veterans face is hard to fathom, but the effects are far-reaching. Hope for the Warriors finds creative solutions to bring resources together and help solve problems. They don’t believe in “no.” When tornados ravaged communities in Kentucky, Hope for the Warriors collaborated with a group of partners from local grocery chains to Frito-Lay to truck company Forward Air, the armed forces, and the YMCA, all to address food insecurity in those areas hit the hardest. Hope for the Warriors is primarily donation driven, and they are a great investment. All money donated goes directly to the people who are being impacted.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want the American people to see the value and the importance of military families,  and that while they're still at war at home,  when you look at who's your best bet as an employee, who is going to be the leader of your boy scout troop, and who's going to be the coach of the baseball team, the first ones to raise their hands are going to be the military families.  They're strong and resilient, but they still need support and just because we're not at war abroad, many families here are still at war at home.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: hopeforthewarriors.org Instagram: @hope4warriors   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
5/30/202225 minutes, 29 seconds
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258. How Men (and Women) Can Find Purpose with Aaron Velky

We’re coming to you again live from the GoBundance event, where there are so many amazing people – including today’s guest, Aaron Velky. He's an entrepreneur, writer, high-performance coach, speaker, and author from Baltimore, Maryland. Aaron is also the CEO of Money Club, an organization dedicated to helping growth-minded people achieve whole-life wealth. He’s also the principal and personal performance coach with Men on Purpose,  an organization that helps men find purpose and create a life of intention. They host a podcast, a community, an online mastermind program, and retreats which help people clarify their vision to find their purpose and discover their mission. Aaron realized that so many people, no matter how successful they seem, don’t know what they want in life – what their purpose is. That’s why he and his business partner started Men on Purpose: to help individuals spotlight the things that matter most and the legacy they will leave. Start by making sure you have enough money to provide your basic needs, but once you’re beyond that, start thinking bigger: What do you care about? What matters to your soul? What is going to satisfy and fulfill you? You need to start digging into these questions to begin finding real purpose. There is nothing as fulfilling as having an impact. What you may discover as you dig is that your purpose extends well beyond what you do for a living, and it may even spur you to change what you do. But if the end result is more people living in their purpose, the world will be a better place.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Learn to witness positivity and celebrate it. When you see it, celebrate it – in your life, in someone else's life, around you. Lifting up someone else has been the most significant thing I've ever done. And now it's my lifestyle. Just simple things will tune you into what's around you. When you see positivity, celebrate it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: wearemoneyclub.com/dailyhelping aaronvelky.com Instagram: @aaronvelky Read: "Let Her Play"   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
5/23/202226 minutes, 29 seconds
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257. Innovative Fundraising & Making an Impact with Javier La Fianza

We are live again from the GoBundance event with an incredible guest, Javier La Fianza. He’s the founder and CEO of Valiente Philanthropic Strategies, a consulting firm that helps create greater philanthropic impact for nonprofit organizations, corporate foundations, and high net worth individuals through effective strategic planning, fundraising, capacity building, and organizational development. There’s a stigma when it comes to the nonprofit sector, specifically when it comes to making a living. The common understanding is that, to make a difference, you have to sacrifice making an income. But Javier says that’s not true. If you have the skills to run a business, and you know what you’re doing, you can make a good living in this space. If you’re looking to make a difference in the world and thinking about starting a nonprofit yourself, Javier says: don’t – at least not right away. There are so many organizations out there, likely many doing what you would like to do. Rather than competing with each other for resources, your best bet at making a difference could be finding a nonprofit that aligns with your goals and working with them directly.  There are so many ways to make an impact in this world beyond just giving money. Reach out to the nonprofits that are doing what excites you and find out what they need the most. Offer your time or your services. And if it turns out that organization isn’t the one for you, there are many more out there to choose from.  Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what change you want to make in the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “One of the most important things in my life is trying to live a life based on gratitude and trying to stay in gratitude and be grateful and do acts of service. When I'm living my life in gratitude, that drowns out those negative voices in my head sometimes. You can't live in resentment when you're being grateful.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: valiente.group LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/javier-lafianza-0480935  
5/16/202227 minutes, 41 seconds
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256. Work From Anywhere & Live Your Life by Design with Jon Huber

We are coming to you live from the GoBundance event with Jon Huber, a traveling businessman with an impressive resume and a real estate portfolio of 126 units from Florida to California. He has become an expert on the considerations of working remotely. With how relevant that is in our world today, he’s sharing with us what he’s learned about how to manage your work away from the office. Jon became passionate about remote work when his children were born. He didn’t want to be that working father who saw his kids for two hours a day before bed. Work and life are never fully in balance, but Jon is constantly striving to adjust to what feels best in the moment with his family as his guiding compass. Some of the tools for working successfully at home: Block time for however long you can focus Become beholden to your calendar Put a team in place so that you aren’t the bottleneck in your business When you know what you want to accomplish – in your business and in your life – it makes it so much easier to begin working backward from that goal. From there, you can set up systems and procedures to allow you to make the money you need while having the time, freedom, and flexibility to live the life you want.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Live your life by design. Find out the life that you want and then work yourself backwards. What do I need to do to become that person? If I want to be that person that does whatever I wanted to do, what job do I need to have? What skills do I need to have? What team do I need around me? What systems do I need in place? And then work on that.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Instagram: @jonthetravelinginvestor TikTok: @jonthetravelinginvestor   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.  
5/9/202219 minutes, 42 seconds
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255. Making Big Happen at Work and at Home with Mark Moses

We are once again live from the GoBundance event in Park City, Utah, this time with Mark Moses. He’s a world-renowned keynote speaker and CEO coach who shares what he has learned working with over 875 companies with a combined annual revenue stream of $50 billion. He’s also the best-selling author of Make Big Happen and Making Big Happen. In his last year of high school, Mark’s dad lost his job, leaving the family bankrupt. Mark was forced to fend for himself if he wanted to go to college, and so he started painting houses on the side. Eventually, he realized the scaling potential of his painting business and set out to become an entrepreneur instead. By 26, the business had grown. It now had 250 locations and 3,000 staff, so Mark sold it. That was the first success of many, leaving Mark convinced that he needed to write a book. He needed to share how you can get the life, and build the business that you want. It’s all about four simple questions: What do you want? How do you get it? What’s going to stand in the way? How do you hold yourself accountable? If you don’t know what you want, you’re never going to achieve it. But if you can clearly define your goal, you can start moving towards it.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I believe there are three kinds of people: those that make big happen, those that let things happen, and those that ask what happened? I believe you can build any life that you want to build. If you can define it, you can now start walking towards that step. Don't let anybody tell you with life you can or can't have, that's up to you. Success comes in a can, not a can't.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: ceocoachinginternational.com Read: Make Big Happen Read: Making Big Happen   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
5/2/202225 minutes, 16 seconds
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254. Changing Our Definition of Disability with Chris Waddell

We are live from the GoBundance event with Chris Waddell, 12-time paralympic medal winner and the most decorated mono skier in history. He entered the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Paralympics Hall of Fame in 2010. A skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, which he describes as the most traumatic and most powerful experience to happen in his life. By aiming to prove himself, not as a disabled person, but simply as a person, Chris was able to achieve some truly incredible things, including a climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. His nonprofit, One Revolution, sets out to redefine the way we look at disability.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Our lives are going to take twists and turns. We will have a plan and most likely that plan doesn't work out the way that we thought it would. Sometimes, not getting what you want can be the greatest gift of all. If I can remove the emotional part of that… Oh, I failed in my plan – to recognize that… Hey, this might be an opportunity I had not had my eyes open to. That, to me, is my greatest helping.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: one-revolution.org chriswaddellinc.com Listen: Living It Podcast Instagram: @chris_waddell_living_it Instagram: @onerevolutionfoundation   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
4/25/202236 minutes, 32 seconds
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253. Putting Family Before Your Work with Adam Broussard

We are live from the GoBundance event with Adam Broussard, a husband, father of two, and host of the podcast and mastermind group for high-achieving physician fathers called Dads Before Doctors. He’s dialed into making a difference in the lives of others through his various works. Doctors, or any other high achieving profession, tend to work so hard to provide for their families that they forget to actually spend quality time with them. If you’re a parent in survival mode, here are some things you can do to step back and make connections: Put aside time for yourself and your mental health on your calendar Schedule date nights with your partner or kids before other work commitments Try not to fight it when you kids are making demands of your time, eventually they won’t want to spend any time with you Being a parent is such a precious time. It is difficult and stressful but it doesn’t last forever. It’s important that we do our best to enjoy the good parts of parenting that we’ll never get back.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The biggest thing is just being present and intentional, being able to create the life you want, and be present with your kids, with your wife, with yourself even, so that once you put it down, that you accomplish it, and not get stuck in the day-to-day.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: dadsbeforedoctors.com Instagram: @dadsbeforedoctors 206. Maximizing the 18 Summers Before Your Kids Grow Up with Jim & Jamie Sheils   The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
4/18/202226 minutes, 22 seconds
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252. Honor Your Network & Make Your Asks Matter with Chris Tuff

Chris Tuff is the partner of the advertising firm 22squared where he has helped them grow into a 400-plus employee digital powerhouse, over 90% millennials and Gen Z. He’s also the author of the best-selling book The Millennial Whisperer where he shares lessons on empathy and genuine connection. In his newest book, Save Your Asks, he talks about becoming a better networker and salesperson using the same principles set up in The Millennial Whisperer. One of his favorite tips for making an ask that’s impossible to ignore is called “masking your ask in your dream.” If you share your dream with someone, whatever it is, they are almost guaranteed to do anything within their power to help you achieve it. Building a new relationship is easy, but sustaining one is hard. And making too many asks is one easy way to drive a relationship into the ground. So save your asks, and start building up genuine connections with people.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Start saving your asks. Curiosity is the difference between connecting and networking. If you take a genuine curiosity to the person sitting next to you and stop selling to them and start asking them some of these important questions of what drives them as humans, you're going to find not only more successful in your job. It's going to make your connections a lot more fulfilling. And so I encourage everyone to start saving their asks and take action towards more genuine connection.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: https://christuff.me/ Instagram: @tuff22 Read: "Save Your Asks" Read: "The Millennial Whisperer" The Daily Helping is produced and published by Crate Media.
4/11/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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251. Using Sports to Build a World Without Racism with Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh

Today, our expert guest is Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh, the Vice President of Curriculum at RISE. He leads RISE's mission to educate and empower the sports community with the understanding and knowledge to effectively promote social justice across fan bases and communities alike. He has spent time working in Detroit, assisting with the development of evaluation systems for youth sports programs, and aiding in the design and facilitation of training programs for coaches and mentors. He is passionate about understanding and enhancing the role that coaches can play as mentors for the youth with whom they engage. RISE is a national nonprofit organization that empowers athletes, sports fans, coaches, and staff at all levels of sports to tackle racism. It’s bold vision is a world without racism or discrimination, and the arena of sports is their first vehicle to address that. To do so, they have an experiential curriculum to guide and facilitate conversations with people of all ages. We are living in a time of deep division, politically and socially. That means that bringing people together from different backgrounds to have difficult conversations is more challenging – and more important – than ever before. RISE helps to facilitate these conversations and create more empathy across divisions, building a stronger community every step of the way.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “For me, it's about respect. It's about inclusion, and recognizing that we all can make a difference in this conversation – for us to think about the perspectives that we come from, and to truly open our hearts and minds to the perspective that others hold. If we all approach life in that way, we'd be a much stronger society.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: risetowin.org positivecoach.org   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
4/4/202221 minutes, 34 seconds
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250. Making the Impossible Happen with Mick Ebeling

Today, our expert guest is Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs. Mick has seeded a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation as a career producer, filmmaker, and inventor.  He’s been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders and is the only person to be honored twice as TIME Magazine’s Inventor of the Year. He's also the recipient of The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and listed as one of the World's 50 Most Influential Creative People by Ad Age. Like most good origin stories, a series of coincidences led Mick to his main inspiration for Not Impossible Labs.  A friend convinced him to go to a gallery event; he begrudgingly went. It turned out to be a fundraising event for a graffiti artist, Tony “TEMPT ONE” Kwan, who had ALS. Mick ended up talking to Tony’s family, where he realized the event was to help raise money for Tony’s hospital bills. Only knowing the imagery of Stephen Hawking when it came to ALS, Mick was surprised to find out how difficult communicating was for Tony, and he promised to himself and Tony’s family that he would find a way to get him a communication device.  Better yet, he committed to finding a way to let Tony create art again. With some of the smartest people he knew, they invented an $80 device that allowed Tony to do just that.  It was through that experience that Mick realized what change was possible and within his grasp. He set out to create Not Impossible Labs to start changing the world and inspiring others to do the same. Now, he helps others do what he did – find one person, change their life, and change the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Go out and change your world – and the world. That's the first thing, right? Just make a decision, find an absurdity, and go out and change that absurdity and help one person. Full stop. Case closed. Shut the door. Shut the computer. Podcast over.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: notimpossible.com gobento.com   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/28/202238 minutes, 52 seconds
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249. Create a Roadmap for Your Life with Carolyn Colleen

Today we are live from Park City, Utah at the GoBundance event with our expert guest, Carolyn Colleen. She is a fierce mother of three children, author, international speaker, entrepreneur, and business strategist focused on helping others achieve their goals. She's the founder of Fierce Academy, an online program that helps women create life strategies that enable them to have the life they dream of without sacrificing their families, careers, or lifestyles. She's the owner of Acton Midwest private schools where the philosophy is clear thinking leads to good decisions, good decisions lead to the right habits, the right habits lead to character, and character becomes destiny. Carolyn faced unbelievable hardships as a child. Living with a mother who struggled with untreated mental illness and being subject to sexual abuse repeatedly from both men and women. The stress of it all caused her to attempt to take her own life at the age of 16. Seeing how angry her little sister was when she came back from the hospital, she knew that she was meant for something more. Through her trauma, she ended up seeking out abusive relationships. It wasn’t until she was rocking her two-month-old daughter to sleep that she asked the universe for a sign. She knew her daughter deserved a better life, and through creating that better life Carolyn learned to love herself as well. It was through that journey that led to the world of 1Life Fully Lived, where she eventually became the executive director. 1Life Fully Lived gives people the tools to create a roadmap for their life. It was through their help that Carolyn was able to carve a new life for herself. As she strived to make the best life for her children, she discovered Acton Academy. There wasn’t a school near her, so instead of moving to Texas to join one she applied to open a school of her own – and she was accepted. Anyone has the power to create a roadmap for their life. And, more importantly, everyone has the power to follow it.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Other people see things in us that we might not see. Sometimes you have to borrow the light that another person sees in you until your light ignites – leaning into that light so that you can be exactly what you deserve.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: carolyncolleen.com 1lifefullylived.org actonacademy.org   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/21/202227 minutes, 27 seconds
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248. Using Genetics to Personalize Health Optimization

Today, our expert guest is Kashif Khan, CEO and founder of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. They’ve done the largest study of its kind globally and developed a functional approach to genomic interpretation, overlaying environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on the genetic blueprint to create personalized and deterministic health outcomes. His company measures its success not in dollars earned but in lives improved. Like most people who end up in functional medicine, Kashif’s story starts with his own health. He had a number of health issues, from eczema to psoriasis, acid reflux, depression, and more – and the traditional healthcare system had failed him in their treatment. As his health was declining, he met with a friend in the healthcare field who dove deeper into his genetics and learned that all of these problems had a root cause. Your genes act as a set of instructions for your body, but some of those instructions can be wrong. Typically, a geneticist will only study those who are unhealthy. Kashif set out to look at those who have the same genetic disposition as people with an illness, but who are healthy. What he learned was that your environment, nutrition, and lifestyle habits act as variables in whether or not those predisposed for illness actually get sick. It’s endlessly fascinating stuff. If we can stop treating illness as something that applies to everyone the same way, and start looking at how our personalized genetics are determining our health outcomes, the world could soon be free of chronic illness.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The understanding of why disease happens is completely off. Chronic disease is a choice. It's not – My family has heart disease. My family has breast cancer – and then you wait to see. What your family had was risk. And then they had wrong environment, nutrition, and lifestyle loads that caused the risk to manifest. So if you understand what those things are, then all of a sudden disease becomes optional.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: thednacompany.com The 360 Report   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/14/202233 minutes, 40 seconds
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247. Fighting Addiction & Poverty Through Financial Education with Sterling Shrout

Today, we are once again live on location in Park City, Utah at the GoBundance event with our expert guest, Sterling Shrout. He's a father of two, avid adventurer, small business owner, and real estate investor. Sterling’s upbringing was not an easy one. Growing up in extreme poverty, he was selling drugs at the age of 15 and was placed in the criminal justice system, alternating between jail and probation. At 18 he had his door kicked in by the Ace Combined Task Force for trafficking drugs, possession of dynamite, and running a drug ring. He ended up spending three years in prison. Getting released right before his 23rd birthday, Sterling had the odds stacked against him. He was a felon, he didn’t have a degree and hadn’t developed any skills beyond selling drugs. He tried to reenter society responsibly but he couldn’t find any work and ended up back in the same circles he was before.  He spent a few years homeless, committing petty crimes just to get by, until he ended up in Florida at The Salvation Army for rehab. It was there that he was first exposed to the idea that things could get better. It was still a few years until things really started to turn around. After the birth of his child and a subsequent relapse and overdose, things started to click. He began doing odd jobs, miscellaneous labor, and started saving up some money. Eventually, he stumbled upon podcasts that introduced him to the concepts of entrepreneurship. All the work he’s done on the personal side of his life has led to the nonprofit organization that he now works with, 1Life Fully Lived, which helps people plan visions for their futures to get out of poverty. They taught him to set a vision for what his life would look like at 100-years old, and that was the first time he started to care about his future self.  If you want to do this exercise at home, find a quiet spot, close your eyes, and picture yourself at one hundred years old… Where are you? What does it look like? What does it feel like? Who is with you? Put yourself in that situation and allow yourself to really feel it. The more vivid you can make this picture in your mind, the better the technique will work. With this, you can actually begin to care for and think about how you will become that future self.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Let yourself dream big. Don't keep yourself boxed into some small, you know… I only deserve this. Or, that's too much. Set your goals high. Aim high, and really go after whatever you're passionate about.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: sterlingshrout.com Instagram: @sterlingshrout 1lifefullylived.org   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/7/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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246. Leaving a Legacy of Love with Ken Wimberly

Today, we’re joining you live on location in Park City, Utah at the GoBundance event with our expert guest, Ken Wimberly. He’s the founder and visionary behind Legacy of Love Inc., the founder and CVO of KW Net Lease Advisors, co-founder of Laundry Luv, and an investor and founding operating principal – as well as franchise owner – of Keller Williams Realty in Abilene, Texas. Ken’s entire business philosophy is about creating a legacy of love. From the launch of Legacy Journal, an app that makes capturing and cataloging the moments that matter most in a child’s life easy, to Laundry Luv, which partners with the Laundry Literacy Foundation to give books to people in the community every month, Ken strives to give back in every aspect of his businesses. Leaving a legacy that’s going to be meaningful doesn’t have to take a lot of time, either. When Ken’s mother passed away, he found three letters that were addressed to his mother from her brother. Those three letters were some of the most important possessions he’s ever had. By being intentional about this process, it’s possible to create incredibly impactful memories and moments to leave our children with.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Write that first story. Just sit down and write the first story. It doesn't have to be big. It can be a paragraph, a few sentences, right there. Take a photo of something you've done with your child recently and write a few sentences about why that meant something important to you. Keep that, give it to your child. You don't have to wait until sometime in the future. Print it out – give it to them right there. Let them share that moment right there and know how much you value them. Because none of us, you know, none of us knows what tomorrow holds.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: legacyjournal.app laundryluv.com Watch: The Letter Email: [email protected]   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/28/202227 minutes, 57 seconds
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245. Climbing the Stairway of Selves, Pt. 2 with Steve D’Annunzio

Today, we’re continuing our interview with Steve D’Annunzio, the founder of Mission Driven Advisor and Soul Purpose Institute. Steve designed a mental mechanism to explain growth of personal consciousness that he calls the Stairway of Selves. It offers 12 steps that depict key points where people can experience a breakthrough and move to a “higher self.” Tune in to learn how to take the steps from the lower levels to higher levels of consciousness. Victim Fear Desire Anger Entitlement Pride Courage Reason Acceptance Wisdom Love Unconditional love If you’re looking to move up the ladder, yourself, that starts with self-inquiry. Start by asking yourself: Who am I? When you decide who you are, you start telling yourself the truth. Then you ask yourself: Why am I here? Identify what you bring to the world. We all have our own unique talents we bring. And the final question is: How do I serve and who do I serve? Once you know why you are here, your unique talents, you need to look at how you are bringing them to the world, and to whom.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “How do you serve? Who do you serve? When you know who you are, when you know why you're here, when you know you bring that, why you're here to people, the means with which you're delivering that value and unique ability, and you know the people that you want to bring it to, I promise you things are going to roll for you.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: stevedannunzio.com soulpurposeinstitute.com missiondrivenadvisor.com   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/21/202227 minutes, 23 seconds
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244. Climbing the Stairway of Selves, Pt. 1 with Steve D’Annunzio

Today our expert guest is Steve D’Annunzio, and he is committed to improving the welfare of humanity. He is an author and co-creator of many books, businesses, and artistic projects.  Steve is the founder of Mission Driven Advisor and Soul Purpose Institute. While he’s worked with leaders of Fortune 500 companies and professional athletes, Steve is passionate about helping individuals from CEOs to students and everyone in between to identify their higher purpose and evolve their services into a business that’s powerful, purposeful, and profitable. As a teenager, Steve faced a lot of troubles in his home life. He got in some legal trouble for selling drugs, and that led him down a path of early soul searching. Without pressure from any religious institution, he began exploring self-guided prayer and meditation. He eventually met a spiritual teacher from India that invited him to inquire about his life, who he was, and why he was here. Steve designed something to explain why people are the way they are that he calls the Stairway of Selves. It offers 12 steps that each show key points where people can experience a breakthrough and move to a “higher self.” It shows you how to take the steps from our lower levels of consciousness to the higher levels of consciousness: Victim Fear Desire Anger Entitlement Pride Courage Reason Acceptance Wisdom Love Unconditional love If you’re looking to move up the ladder, yourself, that starts with self-inquiry. Start by asking yourself: Who am I? When you decide who you are, you start telling yourself the truth. Then you ask yourself: Why am I here? Identify what you bring to the world. We all have our own unique talents we bring. And the final question is: How do I serve and who do I serve? Once you know why you are here, your unique talents, you need to look at how you are bringing them to the world and to whom.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “How do you serve? Who do you serve? When you know who you are, when you know why you're here, when you know you bring that, why you're here to people, the means with which you're delivering that value and unique ability, and you know the people that you want to bring it to, I promise you things are going to roll for you.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: stevedannunzio.com soulpurposeinstitute.com missiondrivenadvisor.com   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/14/202221 minutes, 32 seconds
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243. Learning How To Thrive On Life with CJ Finley

Today, our expert guest is CJ Finley, founder of ThriveOnLife, the ever-evolving and expanding personal mindset blog, podcast, and lifestyle brand. We connect over a shared mission as he describes his unconventional path to intentional living, how he’s helped others get there through launching his business, and what he’s working on lately. CJ exudes inspiration as he describes how he lept from a predictable, but toxic, life path to an engineering career into one where he still solves problems, just without needing to involve IT systems. At the root of this great motivation were confusing and painful health issues, physical and emotional. He knew he had to make big changes for himself, and did. His success in doing so opened his mind to the idea of helping others do the same, for the rest of his life. As he tells it, the story of his brand starts in an unexpected place. Inspired by a tragic and sudden death, his business and marriage are a great example of turning darkness into light. CJ is now focused on his podcast, also named ThriveOnLife, and its ability to amplify voices that share our mission to help others get more out of their lives. It was great to connect with a kindred soul in this world and hear about the passion in his work.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “If you're driving to a job that you don't like, or in a relationship that you don't like, or working on a project that isn't fulfilling to you – you don't got time. Everyone says, “Oh, you have time to figure it out or time to do all these other things.” But the reality is, if you start acting like you don't have time, you're going to start being able to say no to that job that doesn't fulfill you, to that person that's toxic in your life, to those projects that seem to be taking away from you doing what you really love. The moment that you decide you don't have time for any of that is the moment that you're truly going to thrive on life.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Instagram: @cj.finley Instagram: @thriveonlife Linkedin: CJ Finley ThriveOnLife: website ThriveOnLife: podcast   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/7/202225 minutes, 24 seconds
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242. Making Your Moonshots a Reality with Jared Yellin

Today, our expert guest is Jared Yellin, co-founder of 10X Incubator. Jared found a way to scale his original tech company with $0 invested to serve over 40,000 paying users around the world. He declared a moonshot that he would build, scale, and sell 10,000 tech companies in 10 years. It’s a claim so large that some of the most influential people in the tech industry are yearning to play a role. 10X Incubator is going to democratize the tech industry and create a level playing field for all. In his early twenties, Jared knew that someday he would become a dad. This led to reflecting on his own childhood. His parents had a loud, intense divorce when he was just five. He realized that, at his age, he could start making decisions that would allow him to be the dad that he wanted to be to his future kids.  When he thought about what that meant for him, one word came to mind: Freedom. He started breaking down what freedom meant for him and he wrote down twelve different areas of freedom in life and what it would mean in each of them. But as he read all of that back, he realized that no one he knew had that kind of lifestyle. In order to achieve it, he would have to do things that nobody else he knew had done before.  Fast forward to today, Jared is thirty-seven, a father of two, and has earned the freedom that he always wanted. In that gap, things didn’t always go smoothly. Around the same time Jared began starting the company that would go on to be his first big success, he started dating the woman who would become his wife. After a late night at the office, she told him that she felt like she was an inconvenience in his life. He knew at that moment that he had his priorities backwards and that he had to put systems in place to ensure the most important things in his life were prioritized as such. In order to make moonshot ideas happen, all while living a life of priority, you have to do a couple of things right. First, you have to have a clear and narrow focus. You also have to be willing to take maniacal action, which means people observing you might think you’re crazy because you’re taking so much action. Through it all, you must set boundaries around what’s important. Lastly, you need to talk about what you’re doing relentlessly. When you do that, you will attention that sticks.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The majority of potential resides in the graveyard. People die with their greatness inside because they were told they were not smart enough, or not pretty enough, or they were disadvantaged and they just believed in all of that. They have all this potential that exists within them and they don't know where to go with it. They're too afraid to put it out into the world because, what if it's not well received? Instead, they play it safe, which is actually the opposite. It's so much riskier to keep your potential within. My challenge for all of you is to execute on your potential. Just do it. Get after it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: 10xincubator.com 10xincubator.com/perfectpitch LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jaredyellin Instagram: @jaredyellin   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/31/202232 minutes, 38 seconds
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241. Bringing Opportunity (and Affordable Technology) to Africa with Dozy Mmobuosi

Today, our expert guest is Dozy Mmobuosi, author, entrepreneur, and founder of Tingo Mobile PLC, Africa’s first mobile device manufacturer and IOT (internet of things) business. He also founded Tingo Mobile UK, Tingo Mobile USA, Tingo Remit, and Tingo Airlines. His expertise cuts across technology banking, energy, and telecommunications. He has led Tingo's growth to more than $600 million in annual revenue and holds a PhD in rural advancement from UPM Malaysia. Dozy started thinking like a businessperson at the age of 16 when he began selling used clothes and Legos for extra money. In University, he became a show promoter, and that short time got him in touch with several multinational businesses. After being exposed to those companies, he knew that he wanted to start a business of his own. After starting out in online publishing and building a social networking platform in Nigeria, Dozy saw a new opportunity coming. Wireless internet and cellphone service platforms were first coming to Nigeria and he knew that it was going to change everything. He jumped at the chance to be a part of it. He started off by selling ringtones, but that wasn’t meant to last forever. While working in that industry he noticed how expensive the cost of mobile phones were and he knew that there would be a massive market for cheap mobile phones there. Part of Dozy’s motivation behind starting these companies was that, when he looked around, he saw that big companies outside of Nigeria were interested only in the big cities where people made a lot of money. But there were people all over the country who were being left behind because technology that could provide opportunities was out of reach. After seeing so much success in business, Dozy recently launched the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation to give back to the people of Africa that he owes so much to. He knows what it is like to go hungry and to not have access to resources in life, and so he strives in both his business work and his philanthropy to address those issues.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “When you are creating, create something that solves a problem. Let's not just create for the sake of it. Let's remember that there are billions of people, possibly, who need solutions, who have problems that need solving.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: singleinc.com dozymmobuosifoundation.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dozy-mmobuosi-93ab9512b   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/24/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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240. The Search for a Good Life with Dan Millman

Today, our expert guest is Dan Millman, who teaches the Peaceful Warrior Way all over the world. He’s the author of eighteen books, published in twenty-nine languages, a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. His bestselling book, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” was adapted into a feature film starring Nick Nolte. His latest book, “Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit,” is now available everywhere. As a kid, Dan discovered an old trampoline and he just loved jumping up and down on it, trying different flips. He kept jumping and improving until the practice brought him a world championship on the trampoline, entry into the new world of gymnastics, and a college scholarship. These feats and experiences seeded his curiosity of talent and how a person acquires it. In his own research, he discovered that talent is about 20% innate, while the other 80% could be developed. He then turned to examining how being talented as an athlete might be able to help a person in other aspects of life. Being a good gymnast didn’t help him with dating, financial challenges, or career decisions, after all.  He asked, how can we create a talent, not just for sport, but for living? His work lead to a list of the twelve areas of life that constitute personal development: Discovering our worth Reclaiming our will Energizing our body Managing our money Taming our mind Trusting our intuition Accepting our emotions Facing our fears Illuminating our shadow Embracing our sexuality Awakening our heart Serving our world In his new book, “Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit,” Dan distills the teachings he’s learned over twenty years, and from four mentors, in his own life. He takes what he went through and applies it to what’s most practical in our daily lives. He reminds us that every person’s story can be powerful, and he hopes that his will bring about positive change in the lives of many others.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I hope readers will take away, and I hope your listeners will take away, a sense of the value of trusting themselves, trusting their own lives unfolding as they are. Not as they could be or should be, but embracing their life as it is. Let's stop comparing ourselves to other people. It's a profound form of disrespect for our own self, our own process. We need to trust our process, our way of learning, and come to know who we are and accept who we are. This sense of self-acceptance and self-trust is key.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: peacefulwarrior.com Read: Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit Twitter: @pwdan   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/17/202238 minutes, 11 seconds
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239. Become Unstoppable by Turning Setbacks into Rocket Fuel with Mike "C-Roc" Ciorrocco

Today, our expert guest is Mike "C-Roc" Ciorrocco. He’s the Co-Founder of the innovative tech platform, blooprinted, the creative powerhouse behind the "What Are You Made Of?" podcast, and the bestselling author of “ROCKET FUEL: Convert Setbacks. Become Unstoppable.” When Mike was just eight, his mom was moving onto her third marriage. Volatility ensued between his living with either parent. After being told he’d end up on the streets, Mike took the insult as a challenge and let it fuel him for years to come. That’s where the idea behind his book, “ROCKET FUEL” came from. Performance coach, author, dynamic public speaker, tech visionary and thought leader, C-Roc has been featured by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top Business Leaders to Follow. He is consumed with a passion to help people break free from the confines of complacency and propel themselves to untapped levels of success. One of his favorite principles from the book is the “3 C’s of Success,” which he shares: Clarity: Start imagining your ideal life, without judgment. Get it out of your head and onto paper. Commitment: Do what you need to do to achieve that life, all the time, easy or hard. Consistency: Do it over and over again, practice, to see sustained success. Mark’s latest venture is blooprinted, an online marketplace of business blueprints that offers step-by-step processes to succeed in a variety of industries. You can be a fantastic coach or consultant, but without knowing what you’re supposed to do with those skills, you can waste countless years trying to figure it out on your own. Blooprinted lets you search for creators who have been where you want to go and helps you learn the exact route to get there.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “My favorite thing is the word inexorable. Inexorable means: Unyielding and unable to be stopped. Every morning I wake up, I talk to myself about being inexorable… Be inexorable today. You are inexorable. If you approach life that way, you will get anything you want and more, and you’ll be able to help more people than you can imagine.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: mikecroc.com blooprinted.com If you’re a creator or expert in your field, visit blooprinted.com/vip Instagram: @mikeycroc LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michael-ciorrocco   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/10/202230 minutes, 23 seconds
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238. How Practicing Radical Self-Care Can Create a Better World for All with Shelly Tygielski

Today, our expert guest is Shelly Tygielski, the author of Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World and Founder of the global grassroots organization, Pandemic of Love. A trauma mindfulness teacher and a Garrison Institute fellow, she’s one of the twelve most powerful women of the mindfulness movement, as named by Mindful.org, and she teaches self-care and resilience at organizations around the world. Shelly’s journey to mindfulness has taken multiple paths. Her interest was sparked early on in life when, as a traditionally-raised Orthodox Jew, she met a Buddhist couple during an internship and realized that their morning meditations left them feeling so much more present than her own morning rituals did.  Later in her life, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that left her completely blind. These moving experiences, plus her ingrained contemplative practice, led her to create a rigorous self-care plan that would seed an entire supportive community. Shelly has a lot of good advice when it comes to creating a personalized self-care plan, which she thinks of as a piece of paper that outlines the actions you can take on a regular basis to make sure you’re feeling your best. When you’re not feeling great, you tend to reach for the things that make you feel better in the moment, but that in the long run, only make things worse: processed food, alcohol, and other vices. Having better options written down can go a long way towards making sure you make the right decisions as often as possible. One of the most important things that Shelly recommends is getting into a habit of meditation. It’s been told time and time again how important meditation and mindfulness is for your mental health. Her perspective on it only emphasizes that point further. If you haven’t incorporated a mindfulness routine into your day, now is the time.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The best version of the world starts with the best version of you. If you can extrapolate that out in a very formal and tangible way, commit yourself to putting together a self-care plan, and share it with at least one other person, that will begin the journey to the best version of yourself.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at shellytygielski.com pandemicoflove.com Follow Shelly on Instagram: @mindfulskatergirl Read: Sit Down to Rise Up   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/20/202143 minutes, 56 seconds
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237. Run Your Service Like an Entrepreneur with Dr. Shawn Dill & Dr. Lacey Book

Today, our expert guests are Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Lacey Book. They are both chiropractors by profession but have transitioned into doing some amazing things in the world by running the Black Diamond Club, a group of over 600 professionals with a desire to reach more people and make a bigger impact in the world – all while creating and living the lifestyle they deserve. Their work is driven by relationships, collaboration, and a mission where health and success are seen as fundamental truths rather than fundamental pursuits.  Dr. Shawn was passionate about chiropractic work at a young age and knew he wanted to change the world. As he entered into his 30s, he compared his strenuous workload to his global impact and realized how limited his scope for change was. He knew that, at the pace he was moving, he would not accomplish all of his goals.  Dr. Lacey, on the other hand, never thought she would be a chiropractor. The profession chose her. She was working at a bank when someone recruited her and she fell in love with the field. She soon realized that all service providers struggle with the same issues: marketing, sales, and mindset.  Service providers are endlessly passionate about giving their services to people. They want to help, which makes it hard to balance the business and service halves of the equation. The Black Diamond Club formed as a way to help service providers be more successful in managing that blend, so that they had more to give. Seeing that most service providers were struggling to treat their business like a business, Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Lacey Book came together to write “None of Your Business.” They embrace the concepts of entrepreneurship and help people feel excited about becoming a businessperson, in addition to a service provider.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I have one line that I live my life by: Done is better than perfect. So many people out there strive for perfection. They worry about even getting online, doing a live video, taking a photo, or putting themselves out there, because they’re worried about this perfection that needs to be portrayed. Done is better than perfect. If you just do, you will go so much farther.” “History remembers people who have had a conviction stronger than their desire to please. Every historical figure, good and bad, who we remember, they were convicted in something and they did not let the world shape that conviction. They stood for something. Go out and stand for something and you can make a massive impact.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: blackdiamondclub.com Read: None of Your Business Instagram: @theblackdiamondclub Instagram: @drshawndill Instagram: @drlaceybook   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/13/202127 minutes, 54 seconds
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236. Improve Your Relationships & Upgrade Your Communication Skills with Lauren Reitsema & Joneen Mackenzie

Today, our expert guests are Lauren Reitsema and Joneen Mackenzie. Lauren serves on the executive leadership team at The Center for Relationship Education and is the author of In Their Shoes. She’s well-known for her keynote presentations across all audiences, engaging with youth, adults, and corporate teams. The Center for Relationship Education was founded by Joneen Mackenzie, registered nurse and former first lieutenant in the US Air Force Nurse Corps. She founded CRE, which has certified over 15,000 educators in REAL Essentials curriculum, and she participates in national public health standards policy. At the beginning of her journey, Joneen was shocked to learn that literature and established research on successful relationships even existed. After twenty years and four children, her marriage had fallen apart. If she had known these skills, she believes she could have prevented such a massive disruption to her family. Her daughter took that experience to college and entered into an interpersonal communications class, freshman year. She realized, then and there, that her life goal was not going to be tied to what she did with her life, but how she changed the legacy of relational health. Some of the most common relationship advice you hear is to communicate better, but talking isn’t enough. Communication is complex. Joneen and Lauren have developed the “Three C’s” to check that you are communicating effectively: Content: Truly understand the message you want to convey. Context: The setting you’re in impacts the communication. Connection: If you’re not connecting, you are failing at communicating.   Relationships can be challenging. We shouldn’t be expected to get it right without tools, practice, and knowledge. Those tools are out there, it’s up to us to use them.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The key to health and happiness is the quality of your relationships.” “We’re all in this together. Every one of us has seasons of relationships that are fantastic, and the very next minute you’re in a rut and wondering, How did I get here? If you have the right tools then when things go south, you just go get the tools and you fix it. Nothing’s going to happen magically without getting your hands on those tools.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: myrelationshipcenter.org Read: Relationship Essentials The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/6/202133 minutes, 23 seconds
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235. Build Your Brand Through Podcasting with Erik Cabral

Today, our expert guest is Erik Cabral, Founder of the media agency, On Air Brands, the innovative networking and podcasting event PodMAX, and real estate investment company, Mindado Investment Group. He’s also the host, co-host, and/or producer on multiple shows, himself: Entrepreneurs Circle, Capital Hacking, On Air Brands LIVE, Cashflow Ninja, the Hidden Entrepreneur, and True MultiFamily. With multiple businesses, partnerships, and podcasts, Erik is the quintessential “serial entrepreneur” who spends much of his time helping others grow their businesses, brands, and reputations. Erik spent twenty years grinding in corporate America. The second time he was laid off, despite many high-paying offers on the table, Erik decided to step back and examine why he was so unhappy and unfulfilled in his life. He stumbled upon the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and it changed everything for him. We’re in a renaissance age with respect to the industry he’s found himself in. Several years ago, everyone realized they needed to have a website for their business. Now, everyone is starting to realize that it is critical to have a podcast if you have a business. You can podcast for many different reasons, but if you’re running a business, people want to know the people behind that business. They want to know the story behind the logo. Why should you start a podcast? Whether you have a job and want to start a podcast on the side, or you’re in the early stages of building a business, you can approach it in many different ways. You can start a podcast now in order to document your journey – which people love – and they can even go back and listen to your earlier episodes to recognize and appreciate your growth. Whatever you do, don’t start a podcast as a vehicle to sell. If you do, your show won’t last. People can smell salesmanship through their earbuds – and they won’t like it. If you genuinely think you can help someone, just talk about what you do. If it’s of interest people will come to you. Don’t get hung up on the equipment or the technicality of it all. Just start. Anyone can start a podcast. Don’t let perfectionism get in the way. Empower yourself, give yourself the space to discover and grow, and you may find a whole new channel for expressing yourself while also growing your business and authority.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I really, truly feel, especially in this day and age when there’s so much divide, that people have to understand that we are more alike than we are different. We can come to the table by learning about each other and honoring and celebrating each other and our differences. And, you can do that by just reaching out to people and having empathy for people so that you understand where they’re coming from. Everyone has reasons why they think or do, but we’re all human. We’re all here to help each other and love on each other and that’s truly the message that I’m trying to put out there and really summed up through my mission in life and my company’s mission, which is changing the world, making the world a better place, one mic at a time, and that’s really the driving force behind what I do.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: erikcabral.co onairbrands.com   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/29/202130 minutes, 3 seconds
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234. Energy Shopping to Transform Your Life with Emily Russell

Today, our expert guest is Emily Evans Russell, an Access Consciousness facilitator, mindset coach, and best-selling author. She has helped thousands of people all over the world transform and improve their lives. Once a burned out ex-teacher, a stressed out mom, and an unhappily married partner, Emily discovered and began using the tools of Access Consciousness and transformed her life, now a gladly divorced six-figure business owner. Access Consciousness is essentially a toolbox, many of them in the form of questions, that helps you change your point of view and your perspective. It has many things in common with cognitive behavioral therapy, so there are scientific grounds for its effectiveness. Emily is a proponent of what she calls “Energy Shopping.” She describes it as creating your life by “shopping” the qualities of life you see around you while focusing deeply on the energy of those things rather than the expectation of what you should want.  If you want to go to energy shopping in your life, start by looking at a tough choice that you have to make. When faced with a decision, rather than going to the worst possible scenario or weighing the pros and cons, you want to start asking yourself some questions. For example, “What would my life be like in five years?” Then you look at the other side of things, “What would my life be like if I didn’t choose this?” When you ask those questions, you’ll feel that one choice seems lighter or more expansive, while the other feels heavier and more limiting. You want to go with the light, expansive choice, even if it seems strange or hard. With just a few questions, you can completely transform your life beyond what you thought was possible.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I’d love for people to walk away with this idea of looking at choices based not so much on your mind but starting to follow and trust yourself and follow the energy in your life. Treat it like a game and see if things get a little bit easier or a little bit more fun for you when you look at heavy or light when you’re choosing things. Have fun with it and see if it can create something greater than what your mind has figured out for you.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: emilyevansrussell.com Instagram: @emilyevansrussell   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/22/202125 minutes, 21 seconds
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233. How to Survive a Startup with Steve Hoffman

Today, our expert guest is Steve Hoffman, also known as Captain Hoff. He’s the CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Founders Space was ranked the number one incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine. He’s also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books including his latest, Surviving a Startup. Steve is a self-described avid gamer. Through high school he made over one hundred games, including board games, role playing games, and computer games. He was also very interested in making movies. He had proficiency both in the creative arts and in the technical skills necessary to pull these off, a mix that he attributes this to his genes. His mother was an artist and his father was a rocket scientist. Following his father’s advice to study computers, Steve went to college for electrical computer engineering, but as soon as he graduated, he realized that the other half of him was missing – so he applied to the top two film schools in the country and studied film and television at USC for graduate school. With the dawn of the internet, he launched three web-based companies before finally feeling it was time to take a break. So, he began helping his friends who were entrepreneurs, keeping the wisdom archived on his blog. He called that blog, Founder Space. Steve wrote Surviving a Startup to package his decades of knowledge and experience into a book that could benefit other entrepreneurs. He shares that one of the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur can make is thinking they know more than they do. Beyond that, he also offers other helpful signposts for budding entrepreneurs: Make sure you’re starting your business for the right reasons. Get to your customers as early as possible. Bring the right people onto your team as soon as possible. Entrepreneurship is hard enough as it is, so don’t make it any harder on yourself. Learning from the lessons of those who’ve gone before you can greatly accelerate your success.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Understand who you are. What will really make you happy? Is it just money in the bank? Is it your relationship with your family? You have to invest in all of them. If you just invest in your business, at the expense of all your other relationships, you’re probably not going to be happy because those things will wither and die. Also, who are you? It’s okay to have a dream of being an entrepreneur, but can you handle stress well, are you very flexible? If you aren’t flexible, if you can’t handle stress, you might be better at a job that’s more routine or supporting an entrepreneur, like joining a startup a little later. This self knowledge, take the time to do this, because it will benefit you much more than almost anything else you do in life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: foundersspace.com Instagram: @foundersspace LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/foundersspace Read: Surviving a Startup   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/15/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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232. Making a Big Impact with a Small Audience with Robbie Samuels

Today, our expert guest is Robbie Samuels, a professional speaker, business growth strategy coach, virtual event design consultant, executive Zoom producer, podcast host, author, and much more. He’s recognized as a marketing expert by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc., and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events.  Robbie has always loved people and relationships – gathering, meeting, and connecting people. His path started years ago when he ran a successful Meetup group, and part of that success came from his talent in teaching members how to make real connections, both within the group and with others outside of it. At the start of the pandemic, when hand shakes and eye contact were no longer topics people needed to know about, Robbie reinvented himself by getting into the virtual event space and bringing his expertise in human connection to Zoom. He grew that business from zero to six figures in eight months and has now published a book on how he did it – and how others can replicate his success. For people feeling ready to make the leap from working for somebody else to working for themselves, Robbie’s hope is that his book can help make the transition less painful. He outlines the common mistakes people make when starting a business and how to avoid them.  For instance, many people think they need a massive email list in order to start a successful business or to sell their products and offerings, but that’s not the case. If you co-create your offer with your audience, you will see much more success. Rather than having a fully formed idea of what you want to offer set in stone, try starting with a lightly held idea that you are open to changing as you get feedback. Then, rather than digging in and pitching that idea, start asking questions to people in your market. Your job is to dig deep and find the problems they have but can’t see. The process should look like this: Find 20-25 people in your industry to act as a focus group Set up a call with each person and interview them to find out what their needs are Create a pilot program based on the problems they presented Invite that base group into the pilot program and get their testimonials It’s your job to educate people on what their real problem is, but you can’t reach a solution before you find out how it impacts them.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “80% of the people you need to know to be successful, you’ve already met. It’s time to wake up your network.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: robbiesamuels.com Read: Small List, Big Results LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/RobbieSamuels   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/8/202127 minutes, 40 seconds
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231. Creating a Bliss Brain with Dawson Church

Today, our expert guest is Dawson Church, an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books to his credit. The Genie in Your Genes was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Mind to Matter showed that the brain creates much of what we think of as objective reality. His latest, Bliss Brain, demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness. His familiarity with our deepest neurological complexities is truly world class. Dawson has conducted dozens of clinical trials, and founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to promote groundbreaking new treatments. Its largest program, the Veterans Stress Project, has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD over the past decade. Dawson shares how to apply these health and performance breakthroughs through EFT Universe, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web. Bliss Brain was inspired by epigenetics – the study of how genes can be turned on by factors outside of the body – and by a deeply meaningful personal experience. When Dawson reached a point in his life where he was absolutely miserable, he made a decision that changed everything, to meditate every single day without fail. He posits on the phenomenon of the downward spiral, describing how, the more we focus on the negative, the more we notice it in our lives. And that the flip side is also true. If you are paying attention to love, compassion, kindness, and gratitude, you create the opposite effect and amplify those thoughts and feelings in your life.  Church cites studies that showed monks who put themselves into a state of compassion through meditation measured a 700% increase in gamma brain waves. That means you can make yourself seven times as happy, compassionate, and grateful as you are today just through the power of meditation.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Love yourself. Love and accept yourself the way you are. So much of our attempt to change and improve ourselves is based on self-criticism... You should lose weight, you should quit smoking, you should earn more money, you should work harder, you should spend more time with your kids, you should blah blah blah blah blah... We have this inner coach and critic just criticizing us all the time, and that voice is incredibly unhelpful. It’s located right between our eyebrows and it’s called the mid prefrontal cortex. You want to learn to shut down that voice.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: dawsonchurch.com eftuniverse.com NIIH.org Read: Bliss Brain Read: The Genie in Your Genes Read: Mind to Matter Listen: 123. Modern Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World with John Gray Listen: 124. 4 Essential Steps for Getting Your Relationship Back on Track with John Gray Listen: 160. Following the Success Principles, Pt. 1 with Jack Canfield Listen: 161. Following the Success Principles, Pt. 2 with Jack Canfield   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/1/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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230. The Art of Human Connection in Leadership with Jordan Montgomery

Today, our expert guest is Jordan Montgomery, a small-town guy from Iowa with a big city drive to be a dominant force and voice in the performance coaching industry. He succeeded with flying colors, frequently traveling the country, speaking and coaching executives at Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and salespeople, alongside managing top-performing sales teams in the financial services industry. Like many superheroes, it was a setback that paved the way for his jet-fueled success today. After getting fired from his job, and losing his sense of self-worth and value, he embarked on a personal mission to find his personal and professional superpower. He came to a life-defining realization: he was here to meet people in their brokenness and guide them from pain to purpose.  Fast forward to now, Jordan leveraged his purpose to build one of the top consulting firms in the country. His unique leadership journey has framed his consulting style, which spotlights human connection over competition. For Jordan, leadership is not directed by swanky titles or a corner office but from humility, trust, and a burning desire to learn from everyone around you.  If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we crave the need to be seen and celebrated. How does that work in a digital-forward era where more and more of our everyday interactions are on screens, and society’s attention span is dwindling faster by the day? In a world driven by selfies and self-promotion, Jordan gets us to step back, take pause, and ask stimulating, open-ended questions to people instead of talking about ourselves. Only when you take the lead and understand what’s going on around you can you be understood.  The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway "In today's world, influence and leadership is all about personal power." This isn't a commodity up for grabs in a promotion. Instead, it's an active investment from top professionals to encourage an upwardly mobile, "lead up" workforce where everyone, from assistant to CEO, will learn from one another.  Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: montgomerycompanies.com Instagram: @jordanmmontgomery   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/25/202130 minutes, 12 seconds
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229. The Power of Being Your True Self with Dr. Dain Heer

Today our expert guest is Dr. Dain Heer. He’s a joy-seeking, reality-bending author, motivational speaker, and change-maker. He’s renowned globally for his views on life, consciousness, and creation. For more than two decades he’s traveled the world sharing his unique insights into relationships, money, bodywork, happiness, and consciousness. Dain is also the co-creator of Access Consciousness, a personal development modality practiced in over 170 countries. Dr. Dain grew up in a difficult environment. Despite experiencing abuse, he was always the one looking for possibilities, but as an adult, having what everyone else thought was a perfect life, he was deeply depressed and unhappy – to the point of losing all hope. He discovered an ad for Access Consciousness, and while its promise was deeply triggering, he knew that if he hated it that much, there was probably something there for him. After one session, his life was completely changed, and he has been sharing this life-changing modality ever since. As part of going through this journey, Dr. Dain realized that the missing piece for fulfillment when it came to success in most people’s lives was truly being themselves. He then started searching for a way to take individuals on a journey to discover and create a sense of themselves. So what can you do to start making these changes in your life? The first thing is to get over having a fixed point of view. For every judgment, decision, or conclusion that we have, no reality outside of that can ever show up for us. We’re going to draw in the information that validates our conclusion, and that is only going to make it inevitable. Rather than coming to a set conclusion, ask yourself an open-ended question. What else is possible that you’ve never considered? What if this weren’t true? What’s right about this situation that I’m not seeing? When we ask questions, our brains start creatively working on those questions and give us a boost. In Dain’s newest book, Body Whispering: A New Way of Seeing, Being & Healing, he shares the secrets behind the gift of our body that so many of us ignore. What if we could have our body become a part of our life? When you find more connection with your physical self, more peace in your skin, everything else in your life changes as well. One thing you can do is to start asking your body to reveal everything that concerns it.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Your difference is a gift. You are not wrong for the different, bizarre, weird, quirky points of view you have about the world. You are not alone. And that difference is a gift and if you embrace it will not only make your world awesome, but if you truly be you and embrace it, you become the gift, the change, and the possibility this world requires.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: drdainheer.com Read: Body Whispering Read: Being You, Changing the World Instagram: @dainheer   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/18/202133 minutes
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228. Be Honest: How Much Do You Trust Your Leaders? with Ron Carucci

Today, our expert guest is the returning Ron Carucci, a two-time TedX speaker, bestselling author of nine books (including his most recent, To Be Honest), and a popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes.  Ron Carucci is also the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership. In addition to his regular contributions at Harvard Business Review and Forbes, Ron has also been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Business Insider, MSNBC, Business Week, Smart Business, and Thought Leaders. We feel incredibly lucky to have him here with us today, teaching us unbelievably valuable and inspiring ways to succeed in leadership. In the last few years, our trust in leaders has been in freefall. Whether in the corporate, nonprofit, or political space, we’re all starved for truth and honesty in the people that lead us. We’re growing increasingly dissatisfied with dishonesty – and the explanations given when that dishonesty is uncovered. How can we do better? Ron set out to study and see if we can predict under what conditions people would tell the truth, behave fairly, and serve the greater good, and what conditions would lead to people lying, cheating, and serving their own interests. If we can predict that, we can create environments where people can be their true selves, thrive, and do their best work. And he found that we can. There are four predictors within an organization that will accurately predict whether or not people will behave: Honesty in your identity: Are you who you say you are? We all make statements about ourselves, and if those statements match our actions and remain consistent, then those around us are up to three times more likely to tell the truth and behave honestly. If there’s a mismatch, or the statements are just words but don’t seem to be reflected in reality, then you are three times more likely to have people lie, cheat, and serve their own interests first. Accountability: If your accountability systems are grounded in justice and dignity, you are up to four times more likely to have people tell the truth or behave fairly. But if your workplace feels demeaning, degrading, or categorically unfair, you are four times as likely to see people lie and cheat. Decision-Making: If there is transparency about the information and data that’s being presented to the company, trust that it is honest, and that all voices are welcome, then you are three and a half times as likely to see people behaving honestly. If it is more about collusion or orchestrative theater to get people to agree with a specific idea, then you are three and a half times more likely to see people lie. Border Wars: If, at the seams of your organization, there is a great relationship of collaboration and healthy conflict resolution and collaboration, you are six times more likely to see people tell the truth and behave fairly. If there are unresolved border wars where people are pointing fingers, where there are unresolved conflicts, you are fragmenting the truth of the organization and are six times as likely to have people lie and cheat.   Establishing trust within an organization is paramount to its success. It starts with the leader and it goes down to the individual employees. Each of these predictors can create a halo effect which boosts the others, so start by figuring out where you stand, sit down with your mission statement, and ask yourself and your employees “How can we live this better?” When you do that, you’re on your way to creating the right culture.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Honesty is not a character trait. Honesty is a muscle. And if you want to be good at it you have to work at it. It’s no different than going to a gym and bench pressing 500. You don’t start with that, you bench press 50 first. If you want to be known as somebody people should trust, somebody that people can rely on, if you want to be somebody people want to follow and emulate, you have to work at that every day, so build the muscle of honesty, and keep building it to keep it strong.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: navalent.com tobehonest.net Find all of Ron’s books HERE Twitter: @RonCarucci LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/navalent Ep. 68: Succeeding In Power | with Ron Carucci The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/11/202125 minutes, 54 seconds
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227. Finding Balance & Success at Work, at Home & In Life with JM Ryerson

Today our expert guest is JM Ryerson. JM is an author, mindset coach, and host of Let’s Go Win podcast who has been building companies and leading sales teams for over 20 years. JM is the co-founder and CEO of Let's Go Win, whose mission is to increase leadership, enhance culture, and help teams achieve peak performance. After working with multiple companies to build teams in the financial services industry, JM realized that, while he wasn’t passionate about finance, he loved working with teams and thinking about leadership. He started writing his first book to teach his kids the lessons he’d learned so they wouldn’t have to make the same mistakes. That’s where the company Let’s Go Win started. There is one simple thing that anyone can do to make your life better, even amidst a global pandemic: pay attention to what you’re feeding your brain. Are you waking up, turning on the news, and browsing social media? That is going to skew your mindset towards the negative. Those two things are not inherently bad, but you have to consume them on your own terms and carefully filter what you are taking in. You want your agenda to serve whatever you’re trying to accomplish. What do you do when some of that input is coming from friends and family members? That’s where setting boundaries becomes important. This can be hard to do, especially with loved ones. It is important to clarify that you respect them and their choice, but that it isn’t the right choice for you. And, unfortunately, if the problem just isn’t being resolved or people are not respecting those boundaries, your solution is to start drifting away. Either the person in question will reach out, and you can explain what’s happening, and they will either change their ways to bring you back into their life or stay the same and you continue to drift. This is not easy, but when someone is having a net negative impact on your life it is always for the best. Another technique that can improve your life is journaling. Write down your thoughts without fear of judgment. You will get the thoughts out of your head and they will start to make sense when you see them on paper. Either a problem will suddenly seem smaller, or an idea will stand out as something to explore further. Either way, getting it out of your brain allows you the space to explore it objectively. Life is going to throw challenges our way. But when you look back, the biggest moments of growth always come from those challenging moments. If we can learn to embrace the suck, stop being surprised when adversity strikes, and take the opportunity to learn from it, we can transform our lives.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The most important thing is to be you. To be authentic. To be vulnerable and know who you are because trying to be someone you’re not takes a lot of energy. Everyone has a gift inside of them – I truly believe that. And if you allow it to shine through, those people that we want to lift us up, you will attract them if you bring your true, authentic self out. So take the mask off. That’s for a party; that’s not for living. Be you – and those that want to be around you, they are going to lift you up, they are going to embrace who you are, and allow your beautiful self to just flourish, help so many people around the world, instead of trying to look or act a certain way. And that would be the biggest helping I can give, is just be you. Because it is amazing. The world deserves to see it, and you deserve to show it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: letsgowin.com Listen: Let's Go Win Podcast Instagram: @letsgowin365 Twitter: @letsgowin365 Facebook: facebook.com/letsgowin365 LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/letsgowin365   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/4/202128 minutes, 54 seconds
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226. Letting Go of Nothing with Peter Russell

Today our expert guest is Peter Russell, author of Letting Go of Nothing and From Science to God. He has degrees in theoretical physics, psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge. He has both expertise and experience with meditation and Eastern philosophy as well as research in the neurophysiology of meditation. He also coined the term Global Brain with his bestselling book of the same name. Peter became fascinated with the idea of consciousness. He was very adept at physics, but there was nothing about the world of physics that could explain why we have experiences. The only people who really explored consciousness were the yogis, monks, and spiritual adepts that looked inside themselves to find consciousness. That drew Peter into meditation, which he began studying in India. Originally growing up rejecting religion, Peter began to see that there was something to them beyond the surface-level stories that spoke to some deeper truth. There’s been much discussion about the importance of letting go, but Peter believes that the way we view letting go is all wrong. According to him, we are not letting go of people or things, but our attachment to them – the way we see them. So when we let go, we are actually letting go of nothing. A big part of letting go is forgiveness. When we forgive someone, we are letting go of something inside of ourselves. They may not ever know one way or the other, but by letting go of our grievance within ourselves we are able to come back to a more balanced state. Letting go of our ego is another part. The ego is not a thing that can be overcome, but a mode of thinking that we will revisit again and again. When we let our ego drive us, we can take things that we interpret as attacks and allow them to color our relationships by driving us to be bitter or resentful . But by letting go of our egoic thoughts and realize that we all want the same thing deep down, and be on guard against those attacking thoughts to act intentionally to make others feel good.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Take time to pause in your daily life between doing two tasks – between doing your emails and going and making a cup of coffee. We’ve already paused what we’re doing. Pause your thinking just to notice where your mind is. It may be on to the next thing you’ve got to do. And notice how it feels to pause your thinking. When we do there’s usually a sense of ease, relief, and we start noticing the present moment. Oh, there’s the sound of the wind in the trees I hadn’t noticed or the traffic noise I hadn’t noticed. By just doing that we come back to the present because our thinking is always taking us into the past or the future. If we just pause – just for a few seconds – we’re both coming back to being in the present moment, and we’re feeling better for it. We’re feeling easier.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: peterrussell.com Follow Peter on YouTube Read: Letting Go of Nothing Read: From Science to God Read: The Global Brain   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/27/202138 minutes, 51 seconds
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225. The Truth About Philanthropy with Bob Hopkins

Today our expert guest is Bob Hopkins. He’s spent the last 30 years in business heading non-profit organizations and publishing the magazine Philanthropy World. Bob is one of the most well-known people in philanthropy anywhere. After retiring from the magazine in 2007, Bob went on to teach communications at The University of Texas and to teach in other roles around the world. Known for his robust desire to make a difference in the community as well as his passion for philanthropy, he has received the Hero of Humanity Award from The Art of Living Foundation, and he has been a fundraising executive for the last 30 years, having served the Association of Fundraising Executives.  In all of his philanthropic work, Bob has realized that it is often misunderstood – leading to his book, Philanthropy Misunderstood. Most people believe that philanthropy is simply giving money to a cause, but the fact is that philanthropy has nothing to do with money. It is about how you express a love of mankind. It wasn’t until we needed a name for those people who wrote out big checks that we changed that definition. Philanthropy is giving a wallet back that you found on the floor. It’s acknowledging someone that is homeless and possibly hurt or in danger when others try to ignore them. Philanthropy can mean any number of things outside of simply giving money to a cause. The truth is that people give because of what it does for them. It makes those who give have a better life and there’s nothing wrong with that. If everyone did more good – knowing that they are actually the biggest beneficiaries of that good – the world would be a better place.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Everybody can be a changemaker. Everybody can change the life of somebody positively – only if they’re empathic. And so I tell my college students that today is the first day of the rest of your life. Giving is a habit – it’s habit formation – and, so, I’m empowering everybody who’s listening to me today that – even if you think you’re a giver – go, do something specifically that you didn’t think of before. Call up somebody next door, go knock on the door and find out how you can help them – and it’s an amazing thing that the first person next door probably needs your help – mentally, physically, or whatever.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: philanthropymisunderstood.org Read: Philanthropy Misunderstood Read: Give to Live by Douglas Lawson philanthropykids.org   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/20/202125 minutes, 38 seconds
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224. Rethinking Your Relationship to Diets with JJ Virgin

Today, our expert guest is JJ Virgin, a prominent TV and media personality whose credits include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, two years as the on-camera nutritionist for weight loss challenges on Dr. Phil, and numerous appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show. She is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers. JJ’s mother was a true Midwestern parent, serving up a diet of tuna casserole with potato chips for dinner and Pop Tarts for breakfast. At age 12, JJ started studying nutrition and did a complete U-turn with her diet. She went to college on a theater scholarship and started teaching aerobics at the same time. By the time she graduated from college she had built up a personal training business. If you’re looking to improve your wellness and fitness, how do you get started? There’s so much information and misinformation out there to wade through today. You have to rethink your approach to dieting. A diet is not something you start and stop. You can use diets therapeutically to – in the short term – balance your blood sugar, lose belly fat, or heal your gut. Take what worked and incorporate it into your everyday life. JJ recommends a cycling process: imagine, implement, and integrate. The imagine part involves picturing where you want to go and visualizing it. Become your future self, feel those emotions, and see how it impacts your life. This is an important step but it’s one most people miss. Now you need to implement that imagined path through a program. Do some research into who has had the results that you want to see. What aligns most with your imagined self? Even if the program doesn’t end up being perfect, you’re going to learn more about yourself in the process. It’s important to pick a program that is focused on just one thing. Once you’re on the program, you pay attention to what you are going to be able to integrate into your everyday life. What makes you feel the best? What seems most sustainable? Track everything, and then bring what works into your personal life. The most misunderstood aspect of this entire journey is the emotional aspect of making change. Emotional factors and mindset make up the biggest barriers to making any serious, lasting change. Examine your mindset deeply, look at the people around you, and make sure everything truly aligns with your goals. Follow these steps, then you will start to see real success.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “One of the things that came out of Warrior Mom was something that my mentor said to me years before and I thought, You know, what she taught me twenty years earlier changed the trajectory of my life. And this little saying that’s so simple and so huge: ‘Don’t wish it was easier. Make yourself stronger.’”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: JJVirgin.com Listen to JJ’s podcast Read all of New York Times Bestselling Author JJ Virgin’s books HERE JJ Virgin on Facebook JJ Virgin on Twitter: @jjvirgin JJ Virgin on Instagram: @jj.virgin JJ Virgin on Pinterest JJ Virgin on YouTube Ep. 74: “The Warrior Mom Who Lived a Miracle with JJ Virgin”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/13/202134 minutes, 28 seconds
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223. Find Your New 20/20 Vision with Taylor Rochestie

Today, our expert guest is Taylor Rochestie, the bestselling author of A New 20/20 Vision, where he shares a unique perspective on the uncertainty of tomorrow, and an active vision for the future. As a professional athlete who has traveled the world playing basketball, Taylor’s message is a humble roadmap to design a new reality, reprogram your thoughts, and define your life through authenticity. Taylor knew he wanted to be a professional basketball player from the age of five. He had an underdog mentality. His high school wasn’t well-known for recruiting players, and, when his school was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, his team was moved to Texas A&M, where he tore his knee. When he found out he was returning to his school next year, he opted for a change and went out to Washington State instead.  When his wife was pregnant with his daughter, he began writing her letters to read when she graduated high school. He wanted her to see what her father’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations were for her when she was born. He hoped that this would help her to shape her approach to the world from the interior instead of exterior – by not letting social media and outside influences tell her what to do. Taylor doesn’t take a specifically scientific approach to this line of thinking. He recognized that we all pick up a lot of bad habits along the way or the ways that we accept less than we deserve. He has developed a few techniques to help reprogram your mind and your day. One of those techniques is his morning intake, which forces you to start focusing your day internally instead of letting external factors decide what you want for yourself. One quick way to put you on the right path towards happiness is to realize that it starts with all of the small choices we make on a daily basis. When you play basketball, you start to gravitate towards other people that play basketball. It’s that simple. So when you’re always learning and always broadening your experiences, you are humble, you reach out to new people, and you try different things that generate excitement and optimism.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I think that so many people are looking for motivation, looking for inspiration, looking to cultivate joy for themselves, looking to figure out their own path – and I think the best thing that you can do is you can be a light, you can be an example. I have two kids. They’re sponges, so what are they picking up when they see me? And, so, I want to be the best version of myself, and I want to constantly be learning and finding out what that best version is, and I want to fail so many times on my quest to figure out the best version of myself because it is a choice, and I’m going to wake up every day and say Today is going to be the best day of my life.’”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: taylorrochestie.com Twitter: @trochestie Instagram: @trochestie Read: A New 20/20 Vision   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/6/202128 minutes, 31 seconds
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222. Giving Yourself Permission to Be Authentically You with Regina Louise

Today, our expert guest is Regina Louise, the author of Permission Granted. Her best-selling memoirs, Somebody’s Someone and Someone Has Led This Child to Believe, were made into the award-winning Lifetime movie I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story which was nominated for the 2020 NAACP Award for Best Director. A summa cum laude graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies with a master’s degree, Regina is a Hoffman Process teacher, workshop, facilitator, and has been featured in outlets such as NPR’s All Things Considered, Good Morning America, The CBS Show, The BBC, and more. Regina managed to survive 30 foster home placements as a child, spending the greater part of her adolescence in solitary confinement. At the time, those experiences were not interpreted as trauma, but, looking back, it’s easy to see how traumatic those events were. To her, those traumatic events actually brought out a deep sense of intuition that helped her survive. Regina had to move through the trauma, and she did so through imaginative play. She began to investigate the concept of “home,” the concept of “character,” and whether it was something that could be obtained. She came to recognize that she could create a home wherever she was. When you give yourself permission to go on an inner journey, you give yourself an opportunity to meet yourself. You can step into your license to exist on your own terms. This is what her book, Permission Granted, is all about. One of the techniques she offers to discover self-love is to stand in your dignity. If you can fully accept who you are, and just show up as a spirit having a human experience, you can embrace your worth.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Wherever you are, love is. I dare you to step into your own courage, your own definition of dignity, and invite love in; get acquainted with it on your terms.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: iamreginalouise.com Instagram: @therealreginalouise Read: Permission Granted Read: Someone Has Led This Child to Believe Read: Somebody’s Someone   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/30/202132 minutes, 12 seconds
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221. Becoming a Champion in the Game of Life with Rodney Flowers

Today our expert guest is Rodney Flowers, bestselling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, thought leader, and resilience trainer. He leverages his unique life experiences and business acumen to help individuals, teams, and companies cultivate resilience, crush their goals, and achieve peak performance. At 15 years old, Rodney loved playing football. In the first game of his sophomore season, he suffered a serious injury. He was rushed to the emergency room, where, after extensive testing, he was told he had a 92% chance of remaining paralyzed for the rest of his life. He gave up on living for over a year, where the only thing that prevented him from taking his life was the thought of the upset it would cause for others. Eventually, he realized that the position that he was in was an opportunity. He shifted his mindset and his perception about what was happening, and started to look at the emotional pain he was feeling. He realized that his emotional pain was not because of the injury, but because his dreams had been taken away and he hadn’t found anything to replace them. So he started asking himself some questions. They all led back to one major question: “What if I could walk again?” And that became his dream, which is when things began to change. 18 years later, he was able to leave his crutches behind and walk on his own once more. Rodney has refined a process for overcoming those obstacles. First, view challenges as opportunities. When we recognize what the challenge is exposing, therein lies the opportunity to improve. Next, start seeking out challenges – specifically selected ones that won’t hold you back, but will instead allow you to move forward. Finally, focus on your dream. Make it as real as possible. When you can envision your dream and imagine yourself there, it will make pushing through the hard times easier. Rodney’s story is one of overcoming extreme adversity, and it’s proof that anyone can put in the effort. Even if Rodney had never walked, he would have been so much further having made the effort to do so, and that mindset shift is available to all of us. It will push us further than we could ever imagine.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “My philosophy is this: if you’re alive and breathing, you’re on the field of adversity in the game of life. It’s something that we can’t escape. Every one of us are going to feel some level of opposition and adversity in life, and perhaps you’re feeling it right now. You’re not alone, OK? It’s a privilege and a responsibility. If there’s one thing that you want to take away from this, it is that you attack that – that’s your privilege. You get to play on this field and it’s a lot of fun. Sometimes it’s painful, but yet it’s a lot of fun if you are on the attack, if you can just get out of the defense mode. It’s not fun playing defense all the time, it’s not. So play a little offense, create some things, innovate, produce, push back on the opposition, and see what you can come up with, see how far you can progress, see how much you can score, and once you find out you can score, continue that process, become a star in your own game, and eventually a champion in the game of life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: rodneyflowers.com Read: Get Up! LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rodneyflowers Instagram: @gamechangermentalitylife Twitter: @RodneyFlowers22   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/23/202132 minutes, 13 seconds
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220. Living in Your Zone of Genius, Pt. 2 with Gay Hendricks

Today is the second part of our interview with expert guest, Gay Hendricks, one of the most influential people in the personal development space. He’s been a leader in the field of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. After earning his PhD from Stanford in ‘74, Gay served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Colorado for 21 years. He’s written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap, and Conscious Loving. His new book, Conscious Luck, reveals eight ways to change your fortunes through the power of intention. In the first part of this interview, Gay explored how to find our genius zone, but once it’s found… how do you stay there? His new book, The Genius Zone, is about two big ideas: how to spot genius moments and how to stay in the genius zone longer. Every day, people get opportunity after opportunity to jump into their genius zone, or otherwise increase their stake there. Most people miss the vast majority of them. Once you’ve made a commitment to bringing forth your genius, you have to learn to “spot the drift and make the shift.” You must get very good at noticing when you are drifting off course and start to make adjustments to keep yourself on the right track. Any time you are not operating in your genius zone, you are actually running into your upper limit problem.  We all have the opportunity to find that genius part of ourselves, and if you can find the thing that you most love to do and that brings the most value to the world and you work to stay in that zone every day, you can make massive change in the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I promise you, I guarantee you, that you get moments every day to break through to your genius. The big takeaway: watch for those moments. Watch for those moments. Especially watch for moments, even when you feel like you’re getting stuck, where you’re not feeling on center in your body, where you’re feeling off center. Come to be a one-person awareness machine of those kind of things that are going on inside of you. I promise you, down in the depths of the most beautiful part of yourself is that part I’m calling genius, which is that part of you that can do something every day that you love to do that makes a huge contribution to the world around you.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: hendricks.com Read: The Genius Zone Read: Five Wishes Read: The Big Leap Read: Conscious Loving Read: Conscious Luck   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/16/202125 minutes, 47 seconds
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219. Living in Your Zone of Genius with Gay Hendricks

Today our expert guest is Gay Hendricks, one of the most influential people in the personal development space and one of our most popular previous guests. He’s been a leader in the field of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. After earning his PhD from Stanford in ‘74, Gay served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He’s written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap, and Conscious Loving. His new book, Conscious Luck, reveals eight ways to change your fortunes through the power of intention. Ever since writing The Big Leap, Gay had continued to work with people, developing the two big ideas presented in that book: how to get out from your upper limit problem, and how to get into your genius zone. But once you’ve found your genius zone, what do you do in your day-to-day life to stay there? That’s what his new book, The Genius Zone, is about: living in your genius zone. Most of us spend our time living in one of three zones, with very few spending time in the fourth. That first zone is where we spend a lot of time doing things we’re not good at and don’t enjoy. There are also many things we spend time on that somebody else could do just as well. The zone of excellence can be the trickiest, because it feels like what we should be doing, but it keeps us from that fourth zone: the genius zone. That is when you are doing what you most love and what makes the biggest contribution to the world. Once we’ve discovered our genius zone, how do we stay there? Commitment is the first step. If you want to spend more time in your genius zone, you have to commit to doing whatever it takes to live there every day. You can’t operate with a divided mind. Once you know what you really want in your life, it will likely be simpler than you’d imagined.  In the second part of this interview, Gay discusses the things we can do to stay in our zone of genius and truly live a life of purpose. Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: hendricks.com Read: The Genius Zone Read: Five Wishes Read: The Big Leap Read: Conscious Loving Read: Conscious Luck   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/9/202123 minutes, 48 seconds
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218. Your Network Is Your Greatest Asset with Dr. Ivan Misner

Today our expert guest is Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985, the organization now has over ten thousand chapters worldwide. Last year alone, BNI generated 11.5 million referrals resulting in 16.3 billion dollars worth of business for its members. Called “the father of networking” by both Forbes and CNN, Dr. Ivan is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking, and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations across the world. He’s been featured in the LA Times, Wallstreet Journal, New York Times, CNN, BBC, Today Show, and more. Dr. Ivan wasn’t always drawn to this line of work – in fact, it didn’t come very naturally to him. In junior high school, Ivan had run for student council two years in a row and lost soundly each time. As a freshman in high school, his class was picking a student council representative and not a single person volunteered. So the teacher looked around the room and picked Ivan. The entire room groaned and, despite how hurt he felt, he knew at that moment that he would have to change people’s opinions about him. It was the point when he realized that he could be a leader, that the best way to lead is to pour into people, and that when you do, great things happen. When Dr. Ivan and his friends needed referrals for their businesses, he put together a referral group among them where he only allowed one person per profession. When someone approached him whose profession was already spoken for, they asked him to help them set up their own group. Things snowballed from there, and within a year, one group had turned into 20. In his recent book, Who's in Your Room?, Ivan explored the true importance of your network. Imagine that your mind is a room with only one door, and that door only opens one way. When someone enters, they can’t leave. When you think of it that way, wouldn’t you want to be more selective about the people who you let enter? When you start being more intentional about who you let in, you are much more likely to curate the life that you want. So how does that process begin? Start by hiring a “doorman.” This is your subconscious mind. If you don’t let this guard your mind, then anyone can come in. Know your values. If you don’t know what you value, you can’t evaluate who you let into your life. Identify your deal breakers: the behaviors you absolutely will not allow into your room. If someone is in your room already, you can’t kick them out, but you can stop fueling them. If they like to stir up drama, just don’t feed it by giving it attention. Who you let into your world – your room – defines who you are and who you become. It’s time to start being more intentional about our networks and how they shape us.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I think it’s really important for people to understand their network. Their personal network is a beacon of hope in a sea of fear. It is where you go to for support. The people in your network are the people you go to for help, for guidance, for emotional support, for referrals – obviously, in BNI, but for so much more. And people either get frozen by fear or focused by fear, and I think your network helps you get focused by the fear that is out there.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: ivanmisner.com Instagram: @drivanmisner LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ivanmisner bni.com bnifoundation.org Read: Who's in Your Room?   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/2/202133 minutes, 45 seconds
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217. How to Go Big in Your Life with Julia Pimsleur

Today our expert guest is Julia Pimsleur, the author of Go Big Now and Million Dollar Women. She’s a master practitioner and coach of neurolinguistic programming and the founder of the Million Dollar Women social venture. She also grew the number-one language teaching company for kids, Little Pim, into a multi-million dollar business. Julia has always had a passion for bringing things that were once only accessible to the few to the many. She was frustrated to see that it was often only the 1% that could afford to teach their kids a foreign language. They had enough head starts, and she wanted to make language-learning accessible to more people. Now, with her coaching, she is helping women get access to more money and more freedom. A few years into the business, and seeing a decent amount of success, Julia started feeling stuck. The business wasn’t growing anymore. She was the primary breadwinner in her family and she needed this to grow in order to continue. She had almost thrown in the towel until she got access to coaching and mentorship which led to her developing a “Go Big Vision” that turned it into a million dollar business. When she wrote Million Dollar Women, she shared the story of how she built Little Pim into a thriving financial success. During that process, she interviewed several women across the country who also built multi-million dollar businesses. She found that you only need three things to “go big”: The right mindset The right skillset The right network Of these three things, people struggled most with the mindset. That’s when she knew what her next focus was going to be, and she became trained as a mindset coach to train women in business. If you don’t nail your mindset, it’s going to be difficult to find success in any area of your life. She set out to write the essential guide of where to start on the journey of establishing a strong mindset. She took the top mindset teaching and boiled it down to eight essential practices. One of the biggest things holding people back are their limiting beliefs. Tackling that requires two things: learning to identify that limiting belief and the technique to overcome it. When you look at your life – at what you don’t have but that you want – there is always going to be a limiting belief around that thing. Once you’ve identified a limiting belief, there is a four step process to tackle them: Identify the limiting belief and say it out loud. Write it down. Come up with a positive opposite. Come up with ten action steps that will take you closer to the positive belief. To achieve things you’ve never had before, you have to do things you’ve never done before. If you can shift your mindset around accomplishing your goals, the impossible suddenly becomes possible.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want people to think about, What do I want to change in my life in order to get to my Go Big Dream, Go Big Goal, as I teach you in my book to identify a go big goal and go for it. But the quote that always comes back for me is ‘If you want something you’ve never had, you’ll need to do something you’ve never done.’ And that, to me, is the ticket. Because all of the coaches I’ve worked with were people who embraced the idea that a coach is someone who makes you do the things you don’t want to do so you can become the person you want to become, and that usually means trying some things you’ve never tried before. So, if someone listening is about to embark on a big, crazy dream or just really go for it, this is the time. You’ve decided, I’m going to make it happen. Maybe write that down on a post-it or put it up in your kitchen and think about, Yeah, some of this is gonna be hard and it’s because I want something I’ve never had so I’m going to do something I’ve never done.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: juliapimsleur.com Instagram: @juliapimsleur Twitter: @JuliaPimsleur Read: Go Big Now Read: Million Dollar Women   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/26/202129 minutes, 41 seconds
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216. Start a Nonprofit & Make a Difference with Christian LeFer

Today our expert guest is Christian LeFer, the CEO and founder of InstantNonprofit, a turnkey service for turning your desire to make a difference into an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit at a fraction of the usual cost. His mission is to help founders stay on mission and raise funds by providing the path to form and grow a nonprofit according to their vision and calling. He’s been interviewed by some of the top business podcasts in the world, a consultant and trainer for top nonprofit executives, and he’s done it all in the nonprofit space. Christian never expected to start a nonprofit to help other people launch their own nonprofit – mainly because there’s a lot of paperwork involved, and he hated paperwork. His sister was developmentally disabled, and he found himself being amazed at how many events there were for her to take part in. Around 2010 he had the opportunity to help some friends start a nonprofit, and when he called the IRS, it became clear how many obstacles there are standing in the way of people who just want to do something good. He started digging into what would make the bureaucrats at the IRS happy, and he curated a process called “a love letter to a bureaucrat.” He got approval just sixty days after that, and quickly discovered he was onto something there was demand for. Like Christian, many people’s passion for starting a nonprofit begins in childhood. Starting a business can be a great way to find meaning and solve problems in the world, but sometimes the problem you want to solve isn’t a good match for business and can’t be neatly monetized. That’s where nonprofits can provide a great level of meaning in your life, far beyond what a business could. Despite how much negativity is out there in the news and the world, there is so much good happening too. Charitable donations are on the rise, and people are more invested in making an impact than ever before. There are bright spots out there. The old model is over.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “There are a lot of reasons not to start a nonprofit or not to start anything. We are busy, we’re frazzled, we have lots of things demanding our attention, and this is not necessarily a logic based decision, right, to get involved in a cause. It’s kind of like falling in love, it’s kind of like meeting a new person. It’s not about finding the right person and speed dating. It’s about finding and just spending a little bit of time with your own heart and deciding what is going to be that thing that I want on my epitaph, that I have people say about me? What would I like to be known for if there are no other constraints? And if the answer is to give back to the community in some way, and there isn’t an avenue, if there is an avenue, by all means go help that nonprofit and join that cause and push it forward. But if it’s not being addressed in a way that you believe is important, then there is an avenue to express that.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: instantnonprofit.com/podcastfan   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/19/202132 minutes, 12 seconds
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215. Finding the Solution to Addiction with Dr. Robb Kelly

Today our expert guest is Dr. Robb Kelly, a renowned addiction consultant that believes in treating the problems and causes of addiction, not the symptoms. He’s worked for over 20 years to help addicts and alcoholics recover their lives from the disease of chemical dependence. He holds a PhD from The University of Oxford, and shares his personal, very powerful story of how addiction took hold of his life. Dr. Robb has lectured on the subjects of addiction at high profile universities, national conferences, business organizations, hospitals, and more. He’s appeared on TV shows such as The Doctors and USA Today, and his no-nonsense, candid approach to addiction has earned him the nickname “the Gordon Ramsay of the addiction world.”  Even if you aren’t battling addiction in your own life, statistically speaking, it will touch your life in some way, at some point. The more you can learn about how to deal with it, the better equipped you’ll be. Robb started drinking at the age of nine. When he drank, his body and mind completely changed and he stopped thinking like other people. After university, he became intrigued by why he couldn’t bring himself to quit drinking. Alcohol cost him everything: his wife left him, he was evicted, he lost contact with his children, and he ended up living on the streets for 14 months. In his darkest moment, he asked God for help, and he immediately ran into a man seeking to help. That was the start of his recovery process. There’s a reason the traditional methods of treating alcoholism haven’t worked: they were developed at a time when people didn’t understand what alcoholism was. Everyone thinks that an alcoholic relapses once he picks up a drink, but that’s not true. It’s something that happens a week or two earlier, when his body and attitude starts to alter. What Dr. Robb discovered about addiction changed everything. It revolves around how the brain reacts to trauma. The hypothalamus of an alcoholic tells them to drink alcohol and the only way to change that is to look at the neural pathways in order to rewrite our subconscious, core beliefs. This constitutes Dr. Robb’s program: Change the neural pathways Store good thoughts in the subconscious brain Change your behavior Be nice to people Do the right thing every day and don’t be selfish When you run all of these together in the right way, it becomes impossible to drink. You can push on and move through this.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “If you’re sat at home, guys, and you don’t think you’re worthy, and you don’t think you’re good enough, and you don’t think you’re going to get out of depression, I want to apologize to you. Somebody put that there. We are born with million dollar minds. Stop hanging around two cent minds. Get with your clique that push you forward. If people are not pushing you forward, and applauding, and backing you up when you want to go further, they’re not your crew. Find your own crew, guys.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: robbkelly.com Instagram: @drrobbkelly Read: Daddy, Daddy Please Stop Drinking   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/12/202128 minutes, 2 seconds
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214. How to Be a Creative Rebel with Rebecca Hulse

Today our expert guest is Rebecca Hulse, an author, speaker, and creative rebel at heart. She’s shown up in places like Thrive Global, Women’s Weekly, and Small Business Daily. She’s a business coach on a mission to help creatives be successful without being exceedingly serious and aiding entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to life by giving them the tools that fit their purpose. As someone who revels in shaking up the realities and limiting paradigms of her clients, Rebecca thrives in situations where the impossible transitions to possible. A former recording artist and one of the voices for millennials, she is the personification of her motto, “Impossible is temporary.” Rebecca’s parents were personal development junkies, which gave her a strong foundation to stand on – but at the end of the day, she had to be the one to take action for her life. From early on, she was sure that she wanted to be a dancer, but dancers don’t make much money. When her path to dancing professionally became a little too easy, she decided to start a business on the side. Rebecca wrote “Rebellious Rituals” for the former version of herself – for “the yogi who drinks wine.” When she was 18, working on her dance career and business at the same time, she realized that the tools she had weren’t working for her. She was high-strung and over-stressed and meditation just wasn’t working for her. She looked for more tools and eventually uncovered the Access Consciousness movement – and the concepts stuck. She started creating her own processes and rituals based on everything she could find that worked, and it all went into her book. Being an introverted businessperson can be difficult. The assumption is that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you’re an out there, people person. But that’s not always the case. It’s OK to want to get away from people sometimes. That’s one of the first acts of rebellion: acknowledging your own thoughts and feelings and not pushing them away and telling yourself that they’re wrong. However you choose to rebel, Rebecca wants you to recognize that it’s alright to do so. We are all unique, and our best chance at success is leaning into that energy to make it what we will. The strongest version of you is the one that’s the most “you.”   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Every energy you come across or create, it’s OK. It’s just an energy. And if you know it, you can change it. You truly are the source for every single thing that shows up in your life and you should be proud of it. You’ve gotten this far. What are you going to do next?”   --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster.” Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: rebeccahulse.com Instagram: @rebeccahulse_legacy Facebook: facebook.com/rebecca.hulse.coach Read: “Rebellious Rituals”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/5/202123 minutes, 34 seconds
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213. Build Your Business & Exit Rich with Sharon Lechter

Today our expert guest is Sharon Lechter, an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, keynote speaker, and business mentor. She’s a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and has enjoyed a 35-year career as a licensed CPA, in which she’s advised two US Presidents on the topic of financial literacy. She co-authored the international bestseller “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” and 14 other books in the “Rich Dad” series. Her newest title, “Exit Rich,” is designed to support entrepreneurs as they build value and scalability in their businesses and position them to generate the greatest potential. Sharon grew up in an entrepreneurial home, but she swore she would never become an entrepreneur, herself. She wanted to be a professional, but at 25, she realized that professional life was not all it was cracked up to be. She accepted an invitation from a client to get into the entrepreneurial world, and that became her turning point. She never looked back. She went on to start a women’s magazine and the world’s first talking, children’s book. She thought she’d taught her son about money, but when he returned from college with credit card debt, she dedicated the rest of her career to financial literacy and entrepreneurial education. For anyone who feels like they’re only just getting by on their current earnings, acknowledge that knowing where you are financially is the first step. Even if the picture is bleak, you’ll know your starting position. Then you can start taking action to improve it, one step at a time: reduce your expenses, increase your income, and create additional revenue. It’s a recipe to erase negative feelings surrounding your financial outlook. When you’re building up financial systems, you have to start with a strong foundation. That’s what “Exit Rich” is all about: providing the roadmap to building a successful business. Even if you’re just starting and haven’t even considered leaving, you want to build in an exit route so that you have the option down the road.  There are six ‘P’s to check against any business to see how they stack up: PeopleThe business can’t revolve around you. When someone is looking to buy a business, they are also looking at who comes with it. ProductWhat are you selling? Processes You want to have the processes in place so that your business can scale. ProprietaryWhat makes you unique? What gives you a competitive advantage? PatronsWho are your customers? And do you nurture them? ProfitThis is self-explanatory and it should come as a given when you take care of the other five. Whether you’re planning to exit or not, it’s important to keep the option on the table. A single phone call could change your life and the trajectory of your business forever.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You are the CEO of your own life. We are all where we are today because of the choices we made before today. You want something different? You want something better? Start making different choices today.”   --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster.” Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: sharonlechter.com Read: “Exit Rich” Instagram: @sharonlechter Twitter: @sharonlechter Read: “Think and Grow Rich for Women” Read: “Outwitting the Devil” Read: “Three Feet From Gold”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/28/202130 minutes, 7 seconds
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212. How to Become Iconic with Jamie Mustard

Today our expert guest is Jamie Mustard. He’s a strategic multimedia consultant, artist, designer, and product futurist. He has codified the primal laws of what causes anything to stand out and take hold in the human mind, regardless of medium. His breakout work, “The Iconist: The Art and Science of Standing Out,” won the 2019 Outstanding Works of Literature Award. Jamie is a resident staff writer at Forbes, and Rich Karlgaard, Forbes’ publisher, says he has cracked the code when it comes to magnetizing attention. He has worked with some of the most incredible, well-known companies in the world such as Nike, Cisco, Intel, Adidas, Semantic, and TEDx and, today, we’re going to talk about his passion for understanding the art and the science behind noticeability. The early part of Jamie’s life was very difficult. A child of extreme poverty and neglect, and with parents in and out of his life, Jamie was only semi-literate through most of his teens. Desperate to turn things around, he moved to live with a relative so that he could attend school, took remedial classes in community college, and five and half years later, graduated from the London School of Economics. Now, his life is almost the opposite of where he started: teaching some of the most successful artists, brands, and CEOs how to stand out in a world of overload.  After living a life of invisibility, Jamie realized that through all of the noise of this world, we’re all experiencing the same thing. Growing up, he learned to recognize the primal laws that explain why we pay attention to some things and discard others, and he managed to write them down to share with others. Now he helps people apply these primal laws to anything from music to social change. Everyone experiences content bombardment and we’re all harder to see in this day and age. It’s nearly impossible to get the attention of those we desire. In the 1950s, you would be subject to around 250 pieces of advertising a day. By 1970 that was up to 500. By the late ’90s, the average person was being bombarded with five to seven thousand and, today, that number is even higher, still: between ten and fifteen thousand. Jamie calls one of his primal laws “The Block.” When you put a toy block in front of a baby, it freezes. This happens for a few reasons: the block is comparatively large to them, there are intricacies to it, and it’s unusual. Anything big and complex makes us stop and look. A block is a monolithic, simple thing that you can duplicate over and over again. Forget fifty years; it’s possible to make it iconic within five minutes. Today, Jamie is working on something entirely different. So many people have experienced trauma in their lives and trauma is relative. Jamie is no stranger to trauma, himself, and while working with a doctor, he learned that post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t actually a disorder at all: it’s an injury. He’s making a film to explore this topic and find a way we can fix this epidemic.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Curiosity. As we get older we lose our curiosity. Curiosity is a discipline and – despite whatever we’ve been through – focusing on what we have: human connection and relationships – which are our true net worth, not money. What we have in terms of wealth is our net assets; it’s not our worth. Our worth is our meaning and our relationships. Do we work in a life of meaning and do we have good relationships? That’s our net worth. That’s driven by curiosity and gratitude – finding what to be grateful for. Our minds – because of our evolutionary biology – are psychologically hardwired to be velcro for the bad and teflon for the good, so when you’re curious and you focus on reframing things towards gratitude – no matter what bad happens – you get more good and you have a more positive outlook on life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster.” Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: theiconist.org Twitter: @thejamiemustard   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/21/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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211. The Universal Laws of Success with Dr. John Demartini

Today our expert guest is Dr. John Demartini, a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, researcher, author, polymath, and global educator. He’s the author of 40 books published in 39 different languages ranging from personal development, wealth, education, and business. He’s shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential people including Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Covey, Steve Wozniak, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Fernandez, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and many more. Dr. Demartini has presented to crowds of thousands and worked with entrepreneurs, board members, CEOs, managers, teams, and employees at companies including IBM, Shell, Merrill Lynch, and Maserati Ferrari. He’s also been featured in media outlets such as “O,” “Larry King Live,” “Huffington Post,” Mindvalley, “Sky News,” News.com.au, and more. As a child, John had a speech impediment. He was told he would never be able to read, write, or learn effectively. He dropped out of school and lived as a drifter from 13 to 18. He fell in love with surfing, and managed to make his way to Hawaii where he lived under bridges, tents, and anywhere he could find a place to sleep. He surfed every day, but at 17 he almost died. A lady found him and took him to a health food store to get him some food. There, John saw a flier for a speaker, and something intuitively told him he had to go and listen. The speaker was a man named Paul C. Bryan and his speech moved John so much that he believed he could overcome his learning problems. He returned home and began studying to try and go back to school. At first, he failed and almost gave up, but his mother saw him crying on the living room floor and told him something only a mother could: “Whether you become a great teacher and philosopher, return to Hawaii to ride the waves, or return to the streets and panhandle as a bum, your father and I will love you no matter what.” With that unconditional love, John gathered the determination to do whatever it took to master his learning disabilities. He’s now on a mission to learn the universal principles across all disciplines that help people become the best version of themselves. There’s one principle that stands steady called “The Law of the One and the Many.” This has thousands of applications, even down to our neurology. The laws of nature are always trying to bring us back to balance. If you prioritize your life and give yourself permission to shine – not shrink – you will be a master of your own destiny; not a victim of history.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Everybody has a set of priorities, a set of values that they live their life by. And all of those are revolving. At any moment they’re filtering how you perceive, decide, and act. Whatever’s highest on that value list, you’re spontaneously inspired to act on that. It’s the most fulfilling. Your ontological identity revolves around it, your piscological pursuit of knowledge revolves around it, and your teleological purpose revolves around it. If you give yourself permission to prioritize your day and do the highest priority actions and fulfill what is most deeply meaningful, you will awaken your executive function which will bring you an inspired vision, help you strategically plan a pathway, make you execute the plan spontaneously, and allow you to self-govern the amygdala from its impulses and instincts that distract. If you prioritize your life and fill your day with high-priority actions that inspire you, your life won’t fill up with low-priority distractions that don’t.” --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster.” Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: drdemartini.com Instagram: @drjohndemartini LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drjohndemartini   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/14/202142 minutes, 32 seconds
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210. Give Yourself a Full Spirit Workout with Kate Eckman

Today our expert guest is Kate Eckman, author of “The Full Spirit Workout,” a Columbia certified executive leadership coach, with experience as a well-known communications, performance, and mindfulness expert. An accomplished entrepreneur and an elite athlete, she leverages her wealth of knowledge to equip business leaders with the tools, methodology, and energy they need to excel. Her work is rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques. Passionate about mindfulness techniques for both brain and body, Kate is a meditation teacher and course creator in the world’s #1 free meditation app. Her book has been endorsed by some of the top athletes and most successful people on the planet. Kate was a competitive swimmer for 17 years. Athletics were her life. As she worked her very front-facing, public career as a TV host and journalist, she was struggling – like most people. She was well aware of what it took to train your physical muscles to compete at a high level, but what about your mental, emotional, and spiritual muscles? After the loss of two loved ones to suicide, Kate created The Full Spirit Workout while coping with her grief. The Full Spirit Workout is a 10-step system designed to shed your self-doubt, strengthen your spiritual core, and create a fun, fulfilling life. Just like any physical workout, it starts with a stretch – but instead of muscles, you’re stretching your comfort zone. That’s when you have to expand, grow, and become the kind of person who can achieve their goals. There are three exercises you can do to get started today: Sit and stare: spend five minutes a day in a quiet room, alone, with no distractions. It may sound horrifying, but if it does then you need this practice more than anyone. It’s a chance to get in touch with yourself, reflect, and process. Gratitude visit: think of someone who has helped you that you have never thanked. Write that person a 300-word letter explaining how they helped you and what they mean to you. If possible, call them up and tell them you want to visit without explaining why then read them this letter. This will improve your wellbeing for weeks, if not months, to come. Reframing: instead of getting stuck thinking something is awful, use two words to get yourself out of that situation: “what if?” What if this didn’t suck? What if this was easy? What if this was fun? It makes things instantly feel so much better. We all understand the importance of taking care of our bodies. It’s time we start taking care of our mind and spirit, the same way.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Remember how powerful you are and take that knowledge from your brain, from your head, move it down into your heart, to your body, let it breathe into your bones. Know that, in your bones, that you are powerful. Not because of what you have, what you do, but because of who you are and nobody can ever take that from you. And just know that you can do whatever you decide is important enough, so decide. Get clear on what’s important to you and know that you can have it if you are just willing to show up and do your best.”   --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping” with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: kateeckman.tv Instagram: @kateeckman Read: “The Full Spirit Workout”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/7/202126 minutes, 30 seconds
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209. Becoming a Wildatarian with Teri Cochrane

Today, our expert guest is Teri Cochrane, the founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute and an international thought leader in longevity. Through her decades of clinical work, Teri has developed “The Cochrane Method,” a future-facing, multi-system wellness model that examines the intersection of genetic tendencies, energy, and her client’s current state of health. Teri specializes in solutions to complex health problems and serves world-class athletes. She’s also the author of “The Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended,” which looks into how there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for diet and how pathogens, stress, and the environment can influence our genes and, therefore, our health. Prior to her pioneering work in nutrition and wellness, Teri worked in the world of institutional finance and risk management. When her first child turned three years old, doctors told her to prepare to raise a broken child. Over the next several years, he was in and out of the hospital. As a Cuban refugee, there was a voice in Teri’s head that told her, “What if it doesn’t have to be this way?” She applied her risk management skills to find an alternative plan for him. An epiphone came when she realized that it was the foods he was eating that made him so sick. After removing just a few select foods, within five days, he was breathing better and growing more. From that point on, she became a keen observer of alternative modalities. Her learning continued when her daughter became critically ill from a botched wisdom tooth extraction which knocked her hormones completely out of balance. When Teri was able to match her genetic blueprint to her current state of health—and eat and supplement to her genetic tendencies—she got better. How do we determine what our genetic blueprint is and whether or not it’s good for a particular diet or food? That’s where The Cochrane Method comes into play. In her practice, they perform a genetic analysis to determine how your genes interplay between you and your symptomatology. The Wildatarian diet is based on the four tenets of protein, fat, sulfur, and oxalate metabolism impairment. When you know which of these impairments you have, you can tailor your diet and tune your body to run at it’s best. It’s almost impossible to completely avoid some of the things that are harmful to us—especially pesticides, which are used on so much of what we eat. Teri knows that it’s hard to completely eliminate, so her advice is: “Don’t tip the scales.” That means do what you can with what’s available to you. Buy organic when possible, because while it’s not completely clean, it is better. Don’t spray Roundup on your lawns or in your home and support the areas of your body that handle detoxification. We’re not all meant to eat the same things. Learn more about the way your body reacts to foods and eat in the way that serves it best.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The biggest firestarter is our thinking. If we have thoughts that are negative—thinking thoughts such as scarcity or fear or consternation or things that help us not be our best self—we actually turn on the signal to the gene by thought alone. The thought creates the thing. Studies show that when we have negative thought patterns, it lowers our secretary IGA—which is our immune function—by up to 50% for up to five hours. A 50% reduction in potential immune function for up to five hours by negative thinking. And, so, what I invite your audience to do is catch yourself in whatever thought you’re having. “Is it contractive in my field? Do I feel yucky when I think about this?” Or, “Do I feel expansive?” And say, “I interrupt this thinking and I’m going to a higher thinking mode.” And I call it—just like a firefighter—stop, drop, and roll. Stop that thinking—that thinking or that emotion—drop it through moving energy by doing a dance, shouting, singing, going for a run, and then roll into a higher frequency emotion of gratitude or peace or joy by inciting a memory that gave us that emotion. And it literally, in real time, will support immune function.”   --   Thank you for joining us on “The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster.” Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: tericochrane.com Instagram: @tericochranebeyondnutrition Read: “The Wildatarian Diet”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
5/31/202137 minutes, 57 seconds
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208. How Asking the Right Questions Can Explode Your Business with Ryan Levesque

Today our expert guest is Ryan Levesque, the CEO of The ASK Method® Company and author of the #1 national best-selling book, “ASK,” featured in Inc. Magazine as their #1 Marketing Book of the Year and by Entrepreneur Magazine as their #2 Must-Read Book. Over 250,000 entrepreneurs subscribe to his email newsletter to hear his advice. Ryan was very successful in the corporate world, but he decided to leave it behind in order to help entrepreneurs make changes to their lives. In the midst of a quarter-life crisis, Ryan wrote a long letter addressed to his mother — but actually intended for himself — trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. In 2008, he walked away from everything because he wanted to take control of his life and income. With an initial goal of earning $10k a month, Ryan had his first 10 million dollar year, just 10 years later. Whether your goal is to make $10k a month, $10 million a year, or somewhere in between, Ryan can teach you the tools to apply to your life and business to make it happen. More important than Ryan’s desires were what he didn’t want to do: he didn’t want to manage a team and he didn’t want to be constantly traveling for work. The goal was just a simple business that he could use to provide for his family, and he found that simple business in a tiny niche: teaching people how to make jewelry using Scrabble tiles. While, ultimately, that turned out to be a fad, he was able to use what he learned to examine the market and explore a new niche - this time, one that was tried and tested with no chance of fizzling out: gardening. With no aspirations of becoming a marketing guru, he was simply trying to build a business to provide for his family.  Along the way, Ryan discovered that tailoring your approach to each individual customer showed much better business results. Getting to know your clientele and customizing your product and marketing specifically towards them creates a personal resonance and a happier, more profitable, business, as a result. This was the inspiration for Ryan to invent the technique he calls “quiz funnels.” There are three reasons why quiz funnels work so well: They tap into the power of self-discovery to offer incredibly cheap traffic They customize copy to your customer, offering incredibly high conversion rates They offer their results incredibly quickly. People love to share quizzes with their friends, so they’re primed to recommend you As long as you find the right quiz for your business, you can start talking to customers in a way that feels personal and unique.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Remember: you don’t have to get it perfect; you just have to get it going, and the best time to get it going is right here, right now, today. And if you are a high performer, if you’re highly educated, if you’re a smart person - which I know you are; you’re listening to this right now - we tend to, people like us, tend to struggle with perfection paralysis. We think things have to be perfect before we release them. Well, with a quiz funnel, the name of the game is getting your first version out the door as quickly as possible, iterating, and improving. So, remember, you don’t have to get it perfect; you just have to get it going, and the best first step is to start brainstorming what type of quiz makes sense for your business: type, killer, or score.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: askmethod.com quizfunnel.com/tdh   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
5/24/202122 minutes, 53 seconds
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207. The Prescription for a Healthy Soul with Dr. Bernie Siegel

Today our expert guest is Dr. Bernie Siegel, a sought-after speaker, media presence, and author of many best-selling books, including “Love, Medicine & Miracles” and “365 Prescriptions for the Soul,” which have sold millions of copies, worldwide. He’s been named one of the top 20 spiritually influential living people on the planet as he’s impacted countless lives all over the world with his wisdom, and now he’s here to share with all of us. When Bernie went to a conference he believed was for doctors to help cancer patients, he realized he was the only doctor in the room — everyone else was a patient. One of his patients sat with him, and when he asked why she came, she said “I feel better when I’m in the office with you, but I can’t take you home with me. I need to know how to live between office visits.” When you help people to exist, they can surpass their life expectancy, even if it came as part of a diagnosis.  His work has transcended helping cancer patients, now helping people in all areas of life. His first book, “Love, Medicine & Miracles,” recognized what led people to overcome the predictions of their doctors. There is a personality that improves your lifespan. Your internal chemistry is altered by your thoughts and feelings, so changing your attitude can realistically change your outcome. He became the coach that teaches people how to be a survivor. In his book “365 Prescriptions for the Soul,” Bernie wanted to help people live life. He offered bite-sized inspirations, combining his unique blend of heart, humor, and wisdom. This is the prescription for busy people who want to create a sense of well-being on the go.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “No matter what you’ve heard from parents, school teachers or other authorities, you are divine. You are a child of God. You are divine.Know that and respect that about yourself so that you can find self-love, respect, and love yourself. Make time for yourself to send love to your body and fill your heart with love and pump it out to your body.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: berniesiegelmd.com Read: “Love, Medicine & Miracles” Read: “365 Prescriptions for the Soul”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
5/17/202137 minutes, 47 seconds
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206. Maximizing the 18 Summers Before Your Kids Grow Up with Jim & Jamie Sheils

Today, our expert guests are Jim and Jamie Sheils, who help busy professionals create deeper, more connected, more meaningful relationships with their families so they can have the life they’ve always imagined. As successful entrepreneurs with a household of six, Jim and Jamie speak all over the world, guiding others in igniting their family life and their business life in tandem. Through their best-selling book “The Family Board Meeting” and their entrepreneurial family-support organization, 18 Summers, Jim and Jamie are helping transform families and show them how to make the most of their limited time together. The Sheils are a blended family, and Jim’s desire to connect with Jamie’s boys after they united led to the formation of The Family Board Meeting. After they began sharing their rhythm and lives with one another, things were so good between them that people started asking how they could achieve the same for their families. Their book holds the answer. Jim took the ideas and concepts he wished his family used during his childhood and pieced them together to form The Family Board Meeting. One of those ideas was one-on-one time. It’s important to focus the family in this way, as it strengthens the whole group. It’s easy to make it happen; you just need to make finding the time a priority. Obviously, the pandemic this past year has made everyone’s home situation more stressful, but The Family Board Meeting structure helped the Sheils retain some sense of normalcy. You never know where a child’s head may be, but when you make space to allow everyone in the family to share their thoughts and make a point of asking questions or opening honest discussions, a lot of real healing happens. A study found that the average person will spend 85% of all the quality time they will ever have with their child by the end of their 18th summer together. After that, they fly the nest and become independent adults. This inspired 18 Summers to push entrepreneurs to get the most out of that precious time with their children. If you’re ready to start your own Family Board Meeting, here are some tips: Don’t change a million things at once. Start with one or two changes that really matter to you. Implement some simple rhythms throughout the day, such as a two hour tech-fast. Take the pressure of perfectionism off the table. There is no such thing as perfect, so just do what works for your family and try to bridge those gaps of imperfection to the extent that feels comfortable.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “There is no substitute for quality time, but you have to start somewhere so make the most of whatever time it is that you do have. We’re 18 Summers, so we have that natural math equation built in. But just make the most of whatever you do have. If you have five years, if you have 18 years, whatever it is, make the most of the time you have.  Whether you’re a single mom working 10-hour days and you just get two hours at the end of the day, or whatever it may be, whatever your life looks like, start somewhere. Think of that difference between quality time, that differentiation of what is quality time, and just start wherever you can.” “Be quick to apologize. Entrepreneurs out there, we wear our pride on our sleeve and we try to justify or give immunity to ourselves since we’re working hard or doing this, you know, for being impatient, for being short, not keeping a promise.  We’ll almost try to override the responsibility of a sincere apology, and what I’ve learned is: when I apologize quick and sincerely, it takes a ten minute problem to a ten minute problem instead of a four day problem.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: 18summers.com Instagram: @18summerstribe Read: “The Family Board Meeting”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
5/10/202130 minutes, 17 seconds
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205. Answering Your Cosmic Alarm Clock with Yanik Silver

Today’s expert guest, Yanik Silver, has been called a cosmic catalyst, a maverick mischief-maker, and a galactic goofball. He’s redefining how business is conducted in the 21st century at the intersection of evolutionary growth, impact, and fun. Yanik is the creator of the Cosmic Journal, author of “Evolved Enterprise,” and the founder of Maverick1000, a global network of top entrepreneurs and visionary entrepreneurs making a big difference in the world without taking themselves too seriously. It’s not unusual to find him dressed as a lemur, a showgirl, or even in matching mermaid tails with Sir Richard Branson. Yanik grew into the person he is today thanks to the deep influence of his parents. His father was an entrepreneur. Growing up in that environment made all the difference to Yanik’s perspective on the world. He loved studying the techniques of old-school copywriters who found success even when it took so much more effort to get people to take action, let alone make a purchase. He learned all about direct response marketing, which helped grow his dad’s business on a national scale. When Yanik created his first million-dollar product, his inbox filled with people asking him how he did it. So, he launched a new career out of helping people productise their knowledge and experience. When he heard the sound of, what he calls, the cosmic alarm clock —  he questioned whether or not he would be happy doing what he was doing, ten years from now, and realized it was time to make another change. That led to Maverick1000, a group that emphasises growth, impact, and fun. If you’re still trying to figure out what you’re meant to do, it’s time to start asking yourself the right questions and challenging yourself to find truth in the answers. If you’re writing to a journal prompt, write out twenty answers. The last few are probably going to be the most interesting. You can also tap into different parts of your brain by writing with your non-dominant hand. This time in the world is one of the most significant opportunities to hear your Cosmic Alarm Clock go off and to wake up to what it’s telling you.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway   “You don’t need to see the full path, just the next step, then the next one, and the next one will open up to you. Each step moves you closer to your center even if you feel upside down and turned around. Maybe you feel like you are walking in circles further away from your goal. Keep moving. Keep going. One step forward. One step onwards. Until you see the next turn. The next twist in the road. It’s all within sight until you shift again. This time you come home again to yourself fully.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: yaniksilver.com 20 Predictions for the Transformative 2020s cosmicjournal.com Instagram: @yaniksilver Read: “Evolved Enterprise” Sinking Ships, Mermaid tails and Lessons from the Deep with Sir Richard Branson   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
5/3/202137 minutes, 29 seconds
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204. How to Access Your Consciousness & Get Out of Debt Joyfully with Simone Milasas

Today, our expert guest is Simone Milasas, an innovative business leader, author, and a leading Facilitator with Access Consciousness, a set of life-changing techniques and tools practiced all over the world. As the Worldwide Business Development coordinator for Access Consciousness, she has been instrumental in its growth from four countries to more than one-hundred and seventy-five. Her unique and consistently successful approach to business led to her founding the Joy Of Business, a program empowering entrepreneurs to embrace their own unique leadership and business skills. Renowned for her refreshingly honest, vulnerable, and dynamic approach, Simone regularly features in the media, such as Fox News, Forbes, GQ, and Mind Body Green, and is the author of “Joy of Business” and best-sellers “Getting Out Of Debt Joyfully” and “Relationship. Are You Sure You Want One?” co-authored with Brendon Watt. She also hosts a weekly podcast, The Choice, Change, and Action Podcast. Simone grew up knowing that business owners had an opportunity to change the world. Even without knowing what it was going to be, she knew she wanted to start a business from a young age. She’s always been driven by that gut feeling. She started Good Vibes For You based purely on the energy that she wanted to create in the world. While attending the MindBodySpirit festival, Simone met Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness. She was angry about the recent, unexpected death of a friend and he gave her some advice she wasn’t expecting. He said, “You’d be much better off if you were open to receiving.” Within six months, she found herself in Houston doing a facilitator’s class for Access Consciousness. One of Simone’s best-selling books is “Getting Out Of Debt Joyfully.” At one point in her life, Simone was a financial mess, spending far more than she was making, and landed $187,000 in debt. She had heard about all of the money management tools in Access Consciousness but was resistant to put them into action. Still, what she was doing wasn’t working, so she started using the tools — and within two weeks she noticed something was starting to change. You can start applying the same tools she used, right now. One rule she hated at first but made a big impact was this: Put 10% of everything you earn away as a tithe just for you. It’s not to repay debt or buy things. It just needs to sit. When you look at it three months later, you will suddenly have a different energy and outlook on money, that you can have it and not spend it. It will completely change your life.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “If all of you listening took a breath and tapped into you, and your body, and the Earth…  cause we’re living here on planet Earth. I see so many people who are disconnected from it. What if it was time that we start walking with the Earth — not just on top of it? I know there have been a lot of stories and a lot of awareness after 2020; the whole planet started to change. What if we could start to ask every single day, ‘Earth, what can I contribute to you?’ and ‘Earth, what can you contribute to me?’ We’re not here to destroy it. We’re here to be with it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: accessconsciousness.com simonemilasas.com Instagram: @simonemilasas Listen: The Choice, Change and Action Podcast Read: “Joy of Business” Read: “Getting Out Of Debt Joyfully” Read: “Relationship. Are You Sure You Want One?”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
4/26/202133 minutes, 19 seconds
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203. Become the CEO of Your Well-Being with Naz Beheshti

Today, our expert guest is Naz Beheshti, the author of “Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being.” This book is the culmination of her more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, firsthand learning from luminaries ranging from Steve Jobs to the Dalai Lama, and consulting and coaching work she’s done with international business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, universities, and major global organizations. She’s an executive wellness coach, speaker, Forbes contributor, and CEO and founder of Prananaz, a corporate wellness company improving leadership effectiveness, employee engagement, well-being, company culture, and business outcomes. She also co-founded Rise2Shine, a non-profit organization committed to helping alleviate the suffering of young children in Haiti. Naz’s first job out of college was as the executive assistant to Steve Jobs himself. For over a decade, she was really stressed and lived without the tools to manage it or build the resilience needed to reach high performance. Then, she went to school to become a holistic health coach and transformation coach to help people like her.   In her book, Naz shares her simple “MAP” method for improving your life: M-aster mindfulness A-pply better choices to manage stress and build resilience P-romote yourself to the CEO of your wellbeing When you implement the “MAP” method, you can live your best life.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You have the power and the choice to be the CEO of your well-being and take charge of all areas of your life so you can live your best life. It’s all up to you and you can start today.”   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: nazbeheshti.com prananaz.com Instagram: @nazbeheshti Read: “Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being” The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
4/19/202123 minutes, 11 seconds
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202. Creating the Work and Life That You Love, with Dan Miller

Today, our expert guest is Dan Miller, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “48 Days to the Work You Love.” He’s been a guest on CBS’ The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball, and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsay. His own weekly show is consistently ranked #1 in the Careers category on Apple Podcasts. He’s a frequent speaker at conferences and more than 140,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter. Everything Dan does aims to help people find or create the work that they love.   The message of 48 Days started at a low point in Dan’s life. He’s always been an entrepreneur, and during an economic downturn, he was put into a difficult position. He began teaching Sunday school classes to keep himself in service, surprising himself with how popular those classes became. He did not expect so many people to be unhappy with what they did for a living. In working himself out of a hole, he discovered that it was a near-universal need across industries.   If you’re in that place of not loving the work that you do, how do you start the process of 48 Days? Start from the inside. 85% of the process is looking inward, identifying your unique skills and abilities, your personality tendencies, your dreams and passions, and getting a clear focus on what’s special about you. Once you’ve identified those, you can start to focus on the application. What kind of work environment — whether it’s a job or a business you create — will integrate the things you now know about yourself?   Along with finding work that you love, you need to be aware of common career mistakes to avoid. Don’t get too comfortable with the status quo. People are constantly changing, growing you should allow your career to do the same.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway   “It’s never too late to have a new beginning. I talk to 27-year-old attorneys who say, “I never should have done that, I made a mistake.” And they imply now they just have to coast into the grave when you’re not old enough to ask the right questions, yet. You’ve got tons of time to reevaluate, redirect, realign. And then, somebody who’s 65 who’s been forced into retirement says, “Well, now I’m confined to 30 years of sitting on the front porch drooling on myself.” A lot of people at that point have the first real understanding of their greatest gifts and can turn that into the most productive two or three decades of their life. It’s never too late to have a new beginning.” --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: 48days.com Read: "48 Days to the Work (and Life) You Love" Listen: 48 Days Podcast The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
4/12/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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201. Remembering the Human Side of HR, with Brenda Neckvatal

Today our expert guest is Brenda Neckvatal, an award-winning HR professional who is often referred to as the “HR Force of Nature” by her clients. Not only does she help business leaders solve their most difficult people issues, but she is also a specialist in crisis management, government contracting, HR compliance, and mentor to women working in an HR department of one. She started as an HR sprout after fourteen years in retail management. She discovered that she really enjoyed helping people solve their unique problems and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers in a greater capacity. Having the benefit of working for five different Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into a series of focused best practices helping small businesses achieve their workforce goals. In her 30-year career in human resources and business, she has consulted with nearly 500 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs that are associated with making hasty employment-related decisions. As a student, her teachers knew that something was holding Brenda back but nobody knew what it was. After barely graduating high school and feeling down on herself, a coworker noticed she read something backward and asked her if she’d ever been tested for dyslexia. Once she discovered that, she felt justified. Brenda had to relearn how to read, but she went back to school and was able to graduate with honors. When the coronavirus hit the US, everything changed. Brenda was suddenly speaking to over 3,000 HR and business leaders who were all scrambling to figure out how to deal with the uncertainty the virus caused. She knew that during times like these, taking care of your employees was more important than ever. If you’re a leader or small business owner, here are some of the things you can do to help take care of your team: Be open to suggestions from your employees, because they are going to be full of ideas. Small business owners need to be vigilant about following hiring and labor laws, because the Department of Labor is paying closer attention than ever. You are not too small to be noticed. It’s times like these that taking care of employees falls to the wayside as business survival becomes the focus, but know that you will never survive in the long run if you don’t make your workplace somewhere that people love to work and feel taken care of.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Transformation is not easy. Surviving something like this isn’t easy. My big takeaway is trust the process. Trust in yourself. Take time for yourself, think through what’s going on. Trust your process. You may not know what’s going to happen at the end of it but just trust it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: brendathehrlady.com linkedin.com/in/neckvatal Instagram: @brendathehrlady   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
4/5/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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200. Lessons Learned from My Father, with Dr. Richard Shuster

Today, J.V. Crum of Conscious Millionaire is turning the mic around on Dr. Richard Shuster, to celebrate 200 episodes of The Daily Helping. Just one month ago, Richard’s father, Dr. Allen Shuster, passed away. Nobody taught him more about being a husband, a parent, an entrepreneur, and an all-around human being than Allen. He always put his family first, was generous both with his time and money, and stood up for what he believed in. Allen taught Dr. Richard to show up every day doing something you genuinely love, a lesson that would impact his every decision as an entrepreneur. His father was old school, which also meant that he had a pretty clear path for success: go to school, get a degree, open a practice, see patients, and make a living. That made sense to him; but when Dr. Richard approached him about leaving the world of psychology to make a podcast — a term he’d never even heard of — Allen supported him fully. There are three things that Dr. Richard took from his father that will inform the rest of his life: Don’t compromise living life on your own terms. Spend time with the people you love. Be present every day. The biggest lesson here is this: Think of someone that you want to express your heart and soul to, and do it; because you never know what’s going to happen, and you don’t want to leave this world with regrets.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Don’t take for granted that tomorrow is just going to come because you never know. I would urge everyone to, whether it’s their spouse or their mother, father, sibling, whoever it is, a mentor in their lives who meant a lot to you — call them today and, not only tell them how much they mean to you, but why. Because there’s just no guarantee that you’re going to get a chance to do that.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: thedailyhelping.com Instagram: @thedailyhelpingpodcast   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/29/202136 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 199: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci | with Michael J. Gelb

Today our expert guest is Michael J. Gelb, the world’s leading authority on applying genius thinking to personal and organizational development. Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, leadership, innovation, and executive coaching. He’s a senior fellow at the Center for Humanistic Management and a member of the Advisory Board for Leading People and Organizations at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He was honored as “Brain of the Year” (1999) by the Brain Trust Charity, including other recipients such as Steven Hawking, Garry Kasparov, and Edward De Bono. His 17 books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold over one million copies. When he read Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” at 14 years old, Michael became inspired to find purpose in helping others find meaning in their lives. There was a lot of division and racial tension, and Michael was looking for solutions — both for the world and himself. Being a consultant for businesses was the farthest thing from his mind at first, but as he studied, it slowly dawned on him that business was the most powerful force in the world. And by focusing on that, he could make the most significant impact possible.   Michael felt his life intersect with Leonardo da Vinci in several ways. Earlier in his life, his grandmother, a painter herself, introduce him to da Vinci. Later, he and a colleague would talk about him at length. More and more, he began telling stories about da Vinci. After being invited to speak in Florence, he pitched the idea of speaking about how to think like Leonardo da Vinci. That gave him six months to figure it out before he had to speak! You can do this process with any figure you admire, whether that’s a historical figure or someone you know. One of the most effective ways to develop yourself is to study others. If you want to follow the same steps Michael did to think like da Vinci, you have to ask the magic question: What are they trying to teach us? In the case of Leonardo da Vinci, when Michael read his work with that question in mind, he came up with: Endless curiosity: To get endless energy as an adult, you have to awaken your childlike imagination, marry it with your adult logic, and revitalize your curiosity. Try the “100 Questions” exercise. Give yourself around an hour, take out some sheets of paper, and without stopping to think, write 100 questions out. The hardest part is building up the energy to have a constant creative output. Once you practice it, coming up with ideas isn’t that hard. What’s hard is putting them into action and communicating them with other people. Demonstrate through your own experience: You must be an original thinker. The biggest challenge to independent thinking today is an overabundance of information. The best way to do this is to learn to think through essential ideas from at least three perspectives. Sharpen your senses, learn to appreciate beauty, and learn to make life more beautiful. When we appreciate beauty, we inform our creative expression.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “There is a source of creativity, a source of genius. It is the source of our awareness. If everyone just, at this moment, contemplates their response to the simple question, ‘Are you aware?’ Obviously, immediately, you say, ‘Yeah, oh course.’ And I say, ‘How do you know?’ Where do you go to look to notice that you are aware? There’s no place you go. You just are. And learning to access that source of awareness, which is always present — so when we talk about connecting with genius, it sounds like something you have to go through years of training and do all this — no, it’s present right now. It’s there for everybody. And then yes, there are ways to make ourselves more attuned to it, like the hundred questions, like the Qigong exercises I teach, like everything that’s in all the books. But the main point is it’s not something you don’t have that you have to get. It’s something you already have, and you just need to wake up to it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: michaelgelb.com healingleader.com lifeenergygenius.com Read: "How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci" Read: "The Healing Organization"   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/22/202141 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 198: Finding the Book Inside of You (Pt. 2) | with Mark Victor Hansen

Today our expert guest Mark Victor Hansen returns for the second part of his interview. In his new book — “You Have a Book In You” — Mark shares his personal secrets for bringing your story to life and creating the next best-seller. In your journey to writing your book, Mark shared how you must start with a title that ignites you and outline your chapters early so that the content can begin flowing to you. But writing a book is just one part of the process. Once it’s written, people need to read it. And to get people to see it, you need to learn to market. In interviewing the 101 best fiction and nonfiction authors, Mark asked every one of them what they did to market their books. The first step is to visualize yourself making the best-sellers list. You won’t be able to get somewhere if you can’t see yourself there first. The next step is to not accept rejection. Even with a wildly impressive business plan, Mark still faced rejection a whopping 144 times before someone said yes. We can all be wildly more successful than we’ve ever dreamt of. And the world needs people to think bigger to solve the problems we face today! So, everyone needs to write so we can write ourselves out of this conundrum.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want to ask you to write a book, like I said a minute ago, to redefine yourself, to reinvent yourself, to reboot yourself, to re-energize yourself, to re-excite yourself. So your book is so well written, with such eclectic wisdom, that it ignites a lot of others and we have a pulsating wave go out that helps humanity to become absolutely, completely, one hundred percent economically and physically successful. It’s never been available before, but you and I now have the technology to do it. I’ll give you the software, the hardware — like podcasting, like documentaries — exists that all of us can do it, for the first time in humanity.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: markvictorhansen.com Instagram: @markvictorhansen Read: "You Have a Book In You" The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/15/202115 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 197: Finding the Book Inside of You (Pt. 1) | with Mark Victor Hansen

Today our expert guest is Mark Victor Hansen, inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer, and an author best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most published books. And in his new book — “You Have a Book In You” — Mark shares his personal secrets for bringing your story to life and creating the next best-seller. When you choose to write a book, you are likely signing up to push yourself further than you’ve been pushed before. But where do you start? Mark says a great book starts with a galvanizing title. Your title has to be emotional, something that inspires you. The subtitle has to be logical in order to seal the deal. If you have those two things in place, you’re off to a great start. Once you have your title, you want to write out all of your chapter headings in your preferred order. Once you do that, information starts pouring into your head about those ideas. You begin to recognize things out in the world about those topics and things come together quickly. But what if you feel like you don’t have any time? Schedule out one 22-minute window where you can write completely uninterrupted. Once your mind is committed to being an author and creating this book, once you start actually writing for your future readers, the ideas will just flow to you and things will start coming together. In the second part of our interview, Marc continues to outline the power of writing your own book. Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: markvictorhansen.com Instagram: @markvictorhansen Read: "You Have a Book In You"   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/8/202120 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 196: Creating a Culture of Opportunity | with Mark Monchek

Today our expert guest is Mark Monchek, an outstanding man with a powerful story. He’s the founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of the Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on conscious growth and the author of #1 Bestseller “Culture of Opportunity,” where his tools on how to grow during an age of disruption are more relevant today than ever before. Everybody finds their purpose in life at different points. Some people are born with it, but most people find it out through a crisis. Mark’s life trajectory was set, primarily, by three tragedies. His parents got divorced when he was very young, and from that point on, they never talked to each other about their two kids, which wound up being deeply traumatic for Mark. The second happened in 1981, when Mark and his wife bought their first house only to have an arsonist burn it down six days later. And the third happened in the 2008 recession, when an associate stole a large amount of money from his business, throwing Mark into a deep and dark depression. Luckily, he recognized the support he received during this dark period, and he was to find the opportunity in that tragedy to move forward. He realized that his purpose was to serve companies that wanted to grow consciously and because they deeply care about their customers, their employees, and the communities they serve. Building a conscious mindset within your company starts with compassion. Get into a conversation with whoever it is your serving, whether it’s a customer or an employee, and find out what really matters to them. Mark’s Culture of Opportunity process breaks down into these key parts: Define the results that you stand for and that give you pride. Make sure there is a balance between financially-driven and purpose-driven results. Find the team of people who are going to take you to this next level of sustainable growth. This team must be filled with a diverse set of people both inside and outside of the organization. Look for the ways that other companies are serving their customers or employees that you find exciting or innovative, whether they’re in your industry or not. We are all in this life together, and we don’t have to sacrifice that fundamental truth for business success. In fact, the best way to succeed is to create a culture of opportunity for all.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “One of the misbeliefs I had that led up to this depression was that I was alone in my dark feelings and in these painful thoughts. That kind of came from my childhood experience where, I think, my parents felt that they were alone. When I realized I wasn’t because of the people that supported me through that terrible period, and I began to understand the importance of interdependence. We do nothing in our lives alone. We don’t go to the bathroom alone. We don’t eat alone. People think that they are independent, but everything you do depends on someone else.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: markmonchek.com opplab.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/markmonchek Read: “Culture of Opportunity”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
3/1/202133 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 195: Getting Naked & Listening | with Joel Primus

Today our expert guest is Joel Primus, the founder of and creative visionary behind Naked Boxer Brief. The pitch was simple — underwear so comfortable you can’t even feel them — but a lot of people saw it as a risky bet. Mr. Wonderful, one of the hosts of “Dragon’s Den,” the Canadian equivalent of “Shark Tank,” called Joel delusional. Now, fast forward 10 years: Joel helped raise more than $17M dollars in funding, established retail distribution with huge global partners, and lead a merger with Australian-based industry powerhouse Bendon before exiting in 2018. His most recent company is Kosan Travel, a clothing company that launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns for an apparel product, reaching nearly $1M in sales in 30 days. Part memoir and part entrepreneurial start-up manual, “Getting Naked: The Bare Necessities of Entrepreneurship and Start-ups” wants to take you through the process of scaling the business, building a team, raising money, and even when a founder needs to consider stepping down as CEO — and, at the same time, the book is going to ask questions that challenge you to interrogate yourself and your dream. One of the big problems for a lot of entrepreneurs is that they don’t know what questions to ask — they don’t know what they don’t know — and Joel hopes this book can help guide people to asking better questions so that they can start getting better answers, the answers that Joel wishes he had when he was starting this business from his apartment 12 years ago.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “If we don’t pick up the boulder in our lives all the time — that big, heavy, immovable object — then we don’t have to carry it. And to try to make sense of that, I looked at my life like what are the boulders in my life that I’m carrying that I don’t have to? That I’m trying to move that I don’t have to? These things that are completely strenuous, crushing me... what if I just didn’t pick it up?”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Joelprimus.com Instagram: @joel.primus LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joelprimus “Getting Naked: The Bare Necessities of Entrepreneurship and Start-ups” by Joel Primus Raising Global Citizens   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/22/202132 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 194: Tapping into Intuition & Trusting Your Inner Guidance | with Kim Chestney

Today our expert guest is Kim Chestney, author of “Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power.” She’s a globally-recognized innovation leader and the founder of the Intuition Lab. Her work has been featured or supported by leading-edge organizations including SXSW Interactive, Carnegie Mellon University, Comcast, and Hewlett-Packard. Kim has been curious about intuition for as long as she can remember and predisposed to learning about it. She wanted to understand it and acknowledge that it is real. And she’s dedicated her life to learning everything she could about it. Intuition is our connection to information beyond our conscious mind. Intuition is often misunderstood as mysticism or spirituality without any substantial grounding in reality. But now, as we’ve gained more understanding around quantum physics and the way we understand our world. Kim likes to compare old school thinking to new school thinking. Old school thinking is like Neutonian physics: it’s reasonable, based on cause and effect. Intuition is more like quantum physics, which explores the things that seem impossible and don’t really make sense — but they still happen every day. "Radical Intuition" is meant to be a tool for people to begin developing their intuition on their own. It’s full of exercises that people can do every day to start integrating and drawing attention to their intuitive processes. The first thing that’s important in getting in touch with your intuition is learning to listen. We have to find a quiet place, focus on mindfulness, and slow down to give our intuition space to come through. Intuition is not a new term to most people, but our interpretations of it are wildly different. Kim works to reimagine intuition in a modern understanding of the word. Where the radical part comes in is the understanding that intuition is the complementary part of our mind to intellect. When you look at it that way and see the potential that is available to us if we learn to develop that part of ourselves, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “We all have intuition. No matter where you are on the spectrum, whether you think you’re just awakening your intuition, whether you’re not sure you have intuition, or whether it’s something that you’ve been working with for years and you’re aware of  — wherever you are in your journey, your intuition, always, is waiting to take you to that step. Because we’re all sort of growing together and evolving together and there’s so much more when we align with our intuition. So, really, to remember to be true to yourself and to honor the truth within you and bring that truth out: that’s the greatest gift that you can give the world.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: kimchestney.com intuition-lab.com Read: "Radical Intuition" Instagram: @kim.chestney   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/15/202130 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 193: Finding the Common Path to Uncommon Success | with John Lee Dumas

Today our expert guest is John Lee Dumas, the founder and host of the award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire. With over 100 million listens across over 3000 episodes, Dumas has turned Entrepreneurs on Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and seven figures of net annual revenue eight years in a row. In his first traditionally-published book, “The Common Path to Uncommon Success,” John offers a roadmap to financial freedom and fulfillment that anyone can follow. In 2012, John Lee Dumas didn’t know anything about entrepreneurship or business. That’s why his first step was to interview people every single day: He wanted to learn more about what made people successful entrepreneurs. He interviewed over 3000 successful entrepreneurs — including Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many other amazing luminaries — and he’s learned from every single one of them. That enabled him to rapidly build a multi-million dollar business for eight years in a row, finding his own place among the group he used to covet. He realized that most people are being lied to, every single day, about success. They’re told that the path to success is hidden, tricky, secret. It’s not. There is a common, simple path to success — hard work — and it is a path that anyone can follow. And while it’s not a secret, you do need to know where to look, and that’s why John broke the path down into 17 steps, and he had to share it with the world. Like every journey, you have to start at step one. The first step is your big idea, the one that you are meant to create, the one that gets you excited and fired up. Because if you don’t have an idea worth pursuing, one that’s worth putting yourself through a lot of hardship, you’ll never make it to the finish line. Step 17 is what John calls “keep the money you make.” It is not hard to make money in this world, especially if you follow all of the previous steps. What’s tough is keeping it, instead of losing it all to poor decisions and bad investments. You need to be able to keep what you make so that you can truly experience financial freedom. Uncommon success is not necessarily about being a millionaire. It’s about being able to do what you love, being financially independent, and loving your life. Financial freedom and fulfillment is the promise JLD offers in “The Common Path to Uncommon Success,” and it’s a big one, but he delivers.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Back in 2012, I was 32 years old, I was going nowhere, I had a bad track record of past career failures, and this quote reached out and virtually slapped me in the face: “Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.” And it was so clear to me that I was trying to be a person of success all of those past years and I wasn’t finding any success. And when I asked myself “What are you doing of value in this world?” and the answer was “Nothing,” and I decided to change that. And I changed that by releasing a daily podcast, interviewing entrepreneurs for free for 2000 days in a row, and that’s why I won. Because I became a person of value. So will you look in the mirror now and ask yourself, “How am I becoming a person of value”? And if you cannot answer that question to the best of your ability that excites you, then you need to figure out how to do just that.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: eofire.com uncommonsuccessbook.com Twitter: @johnleedumas Instagram: @johnleedumas Ep. 34: JLD: The Origin Story | with John Lee Dumas   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/8/202122 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 192: Remaining UP During Down Times | with Mitzi Perdue

Today our expert guest, Mitzi Perdue, joins us for the second part of her interview. Mitzi is a science and health writer, businesswoman, author, and master storyteller. She holds degrees from Harvard and George Washington University, is a past president of the 35,000-member American Agri-Women group, and was one of the US delegates to the United Nations Conference on women in Nairobi. Her passion and mission is to combat human trafficking. In the first part of her interview, Mitzi shared the stories of her father and how he built an incredibly successful business during a period of, at the time, unparalleled financial upheaval and uncertainty. Today, we’re nearly a year into the coronavirus epidemic, and Mitzi published a book with Mark Victor Hansen called “How to be UP in Down Times.” It includes 40 tips to help people help themselves, and they are all both uplifting and scientifically accurate. We won’t be able to outline all 40 tips here, but these are some of Mitzi’s favorites: One of the most important things you can do when you’re under stress is giving yourself an hour to do something that is giving respite. That can be a movie, a game, a challenging puzzle, anything that gives your mind a break from the worries. Avoid negativity and news. Give yourself a hard limit of 15 minutes of news, just to make sure you’re staying informed, but news is inherently biased towards fear and violence. Similarly, anyone on social media that is constantly spreading fear and negativity, you can unfollow them or at least limit your interaction with them. Focus on good and good will come.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Something that’s transformed my father’s life, my mother’s life, my late husband’s life, and my life: I recommend going back to the basics of Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People.’ Read it, read even a chapter of it, and it will be so enlightening, if you haven’t read it already, that you’ll want to read the rest.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: mitziperdue.com winthisfight.org Twitter: twitter.com/mitziperdue LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mitziperdue Read: “How to be UP in Down Times” Ep. 168: The Power of Asking Questions (Part 1) | with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen Ep. 169: The Power of Asking Questions (Part 2) | with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
2/1/202132 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 191: The Importance of Valuing Your Employees | with Mitzi Perdue

Today our expert guest is Mitzi Perdue, a science and health writer, businesswoman, author, and master storyteller. She holds degrees from Harvard and George Washington University, is a past president of the 35,000-member American Agri-Women group, and was one of the US delegates to the United Nations Conference on women in Nairobi. Her passion and mission is to combat human trafficking. Mitzi combines the experience of three long-time family businesses: Her father, Ernest Henderson, co-founded the Sheraton Hotel chain; her late husband, Frank Perdue, was the second-generation in a poultry company that today operates in more than 50 countries; and she founded CERES Farms in 1974. Mitzi learned so much from her father. The Sheraton Hotel is called Sheraton, instead of Henderson, because one of the hotels he had bought had an expensive, beautiful neon sign that said Sheraton. He was too frugal to tear it down, so he named the rest of his hotels the same to match. He was also modest enough that he knew his name didn’t have a ring to it, and he did what was best for the company instead. When her father bought a hotel, he knew that employees would worry about losing their jobs. So, the first thing he would do is call everyone into the ballroom and assure them that he wanted them to keep their jobs, and that his job was to give them the resources and encouragement they needed to show the world how good they are. When refurbishing hotels, the first areas he would focus on were the ones that customers wouldn’t even see—the employee dining rooms, kitchens, showers, and lockers. He wanted the employees to feel valuable, and he knew that the success of the hotel depended on the happiness of the employees. He had to show them that he valued and believed in them. And her late husband, Frank Perdue, was always looking for ways to show the people he worked with how important they are to him. At Mitzi’s suggestion, they started inviting their associates—all 1,500 of them—over for dinner, one hundred at a time. At each dinner, Frank would wait on his employees and serve them. People skills did not come naturally to Mitzi’s father, but he knew that the most important skill in the world is the ability to get along with people. He made that his lifetime study to make sure what makes people tick—all in order to overcome his deficit. Even if you’re not naturally talented with human relations skills, they can still be learned. -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: mitziperdue.com Twitter: twitter.com/mitziperdue LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mitziperdue   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/25/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 190: Mental Health Beyond Medication | with Dr. Fred Moss

Today our expert guest is Dr. Fred Moss, a licensed psychiatrist known the world over who has served the medical health industry for nearly four decades. During that time, he has consulted patients, practitioners, medical facilities, non-profits, and community groups. He calls himself “a glorified childworker who picked up an MD along the way.” Fred dropped out of college multiple times before deciding he wasn’t going to go, so he got a job as a civil servant in Michigan. Before too long, he was working as a childcare worker. He looked at the ways that doctors were treating children and he realized he didn’t like it. When the childcare workers called the doctors, oftentimes, the doctors would appear, do a cursory interview, and then medicate the kids. That was so impersonal and left the kids feeling dazed. He realized the only way to make a difference was to become a doctor who cared. In 1987, biological psychiatry began to start up, and around that time, Prozac was introduced into the market; psychiatry began to shift from a field of listening to a field of diagnosing and medicating. Fred knew that this couldn’t be the best things could be. He began to start giving his patients a trial off of the medicine, and what he found was that many of his patients got better. He kept doing it, and he quickly became a non-diagnosing, non-medicating psychiatrist. What we’re seeing now is an industry of psychiatrists treating people before they’ve been fully diagnosed, and then choosing to give a diagnosis based on the way they respond to the medication. It’s a self-perpetuating cycle. So how do we make a dent and leave people empowered in who they are increase their capacity to function optimally in the world? We give people the benefit of the doubt and get them to understand that there is nothing inherently wrong with them. It’s amazing the level of healing that can arise from just that reframe. Dr. Fred Moss created a platform called Welcome to Humanity to help people walk themselves off of their medication and their diagnosis and get their life back.    The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “There is nothing inherently wrong with you. Period. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what they’ve told you, and I don’t really care if you think there’s something wrong with you. It’s normal to know that there’s something wrong with you. We all know that there’s something wrong with us. And that, in fact, is a key component of what it means to be human, knowing that there’s something wrong with me. When you get the basic notion that there is nothing at all inherently wrong with you from a mental health perspective life takes on a whole new color.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: welcometohumanity.net fredmossmd.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drfredmoss   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/18/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 189: Find the Joy of Living, Pt. 2 | with Barry Shore

Today our expert guest is Barry Shore, the Ambassador of Joy, for the second part of his interview. He is transforming the world through joy, and in his newest book, “The Joy of Living,” he reveals 11 strategies for living in joy daily, no matter the circumstances. He’s a successful serial entrepreneur with two multi-million dollar exits and three issued patents, and after all that, he set out to build a platform to teach people to live in joy. Barry talked about how one of the most powerful tools for change is the act of getting uncomfortable. Our physiology is set up to be comfortable, to remain consistent in whatever it is we’re doing. So, by getting uncomfortable, you’re forcing the brain to start making changes. The most important speech you will ever hear is your own self-talk. You can’t help other people until you are able to help and take care of yourself first. When you understand that you are a soul experiencing life fully, teaching always love and kindness, when you begin with yourself and make yourself the best you possible, you create bridges of joy, happiness, peace, and love. Barry Shore is on a journey to make everyone smile. He began printing Keep Smiling cards and handing them out around the world. He ended up handing out over 10,000 cards in just six months and inspiring a global movement. His goal is to have 10 million in the world by 2030. Together, everyone achieves miracles. People around the world are influencing things for the better, contributing, getting involved, and spreading happiness.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Be an ASKHOLE and thrive. ASKHOLE stands for ‘Always Seek Kindness, Helping Others Live Exuberantly.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: barryshore.com barryshore.com/free Instagram: @barryeshore Listen: The JOY of LIVING Podcast   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/11/202130 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 188: Find the Joy of Living, Pt. 1 | with Barry Shore

Today our expert guest is Barry Shore, the Ambassador of Joy. He is transforming the world through joy, and in his newest book, “The Joy of Living,” he reveals 11 strategies for living in joy daily, no matter the circumstances. He’s a successful serial entrepreneur with two multi-million dollar exits and three issued patents, and after all that, he set out to build a platform to teach people to live in joy. Over the years, he has founded the Keep Smiling Movement, which has distributed over two million “Keep Smiling” cards for free. His radio show and podcast, The Joy of Living, has been downloaded millions of times, and he’s been featured on Fox, ABC, CBS, Forbes, Jack Canfield, and Oprah Winfrey. But let’s go back a few years, to the morning of September 17, 2004. Barry Shore was able to stand up and walk the way he had almost every day of his life before then. But by the evening, he was in the hospital paralyzed from the neck down. He spent nearly half a year in the hospital, and two more years were spent in a hospital bed in his own home. Today, he is able to walk with the help of a walking wand, but he still manages to be positive, purposeful, and pleasant. Barry talks about the three fundamentals of life: Your life has purpose Making a difference Uncovering the secrets and power of everyday words and terms One of the biggest barriers in the way of feeling joy everyday is stress. It keeps you from being the best you can be. Barry offers eleven strategies to slay their stress willfully and gratefully, and one of the most powerful is also one of the most head-turning: Getting uncomfortable. Staying comfortable stops us from being able to pursue, and achieve, our dreams. So get comfortable with being uncomfortable and see your life change in so many joyful ways. Hear Barry’s Daily Helping in the second part of our interview.   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: barryshore.com Instagram: @barryeshore   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
1/4/202123 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 187: You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Show the World Who You Are | with Genecia Alluora

Today our expert guest is Genecia Alluora, a former beauty queen and the founder of Soul Rich Woman, South East Asia's leading network for female entrepreneurs connecting 12,000+ women and 200,000 subscribers across the region. Over the last 17 years, Genecia has coached celebrities, CEOs, and politicians on how to be seen as a leader on stage, and today, she mentors thousands of women on how to bring their business and leadership brand online through her books, podcasts, and membership programs. Genecia didn’t have a lot when she was growing up, having to work and support herself through school. Her mother made a sacrifice, selling all of her valuables, to help Genecia get certified to teach a few different types of classes. But she still hit a point where she realized she couldn’t do everything by herself. So she recruited a few other students as instructors and, bam, within an hour, she figured out how to make more with less — and this was her first taste of entrepreneurship. Being an entrepreneur transformed her life, and now her vision is to support 1,000,000 to own and love the F word — no, not that one — and she is already well on the way to smashing that goal.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “The sky is the limit and there’s no storm that you cannot conquer. Believe in yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and go towards the dreams that you’ve always wanted to achieve. Alone, you are strong. Together, we are unstoppable.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Soul Rich Woman Instagram: @geneciaalluora Facebook: facebook.com/geneciaalluora Listen: For Women Who Love the F Word Listen: Soul Why? The Secrets Of The Soul Rich Woman Blueprint SRW Academy   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/28/202025 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 186: Building a Fantastic Life | with Dr. Allen Lycka

Today our expert guest is Dr. Allen Lycka, one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped to develop laser assisted tumescent liposuction, an advanced body sculpture technique, and Moh’s Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success. But in 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with Lou Gherigs’ disease and given only six months to live, but he fought that diagnosis with courage and determination. He went through all of the stages of grief, and in his stage of denial, he went out searching for what was actually wrong with him. He found a doctor who was going through the same thing that he was. That doctor had been misdiagnosed with ALS and came to believe he had lyme disease from a tick bite. Once he started treatment with that assumption, he recovered rapidly. When Dr. Lycka met with this doctor and began treatment, he, too, started getting better. After this, he felt he had a second chance to help people even more than he once did. Using what he learned, he co-authored “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life” with Harriet Tinka, and he speaks to groups all over the world about how to transform lives. In “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life,” Dr. Allen goes over 13 Golden Pearls for Living a Fantastic Life: Love Inspiration Victory Vulnerability Purpose Non-Negotiables Forgiveness Attitude Thankfulness Tenaciousness Laughter Enthusiasm Empowerment   We’re all facing a lot of fear right now. It’s possible this could be a time for despair, but we can also choose to use this as a time to move forward and propel us into a greater time. We are not going to be complete at any one given time, but we have to keep moving forward.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens. I want you to take those words and really take them home, because those are truly the magic words that everybody could use.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: drallenlycka.com Text GOLDEN PEARLS to 1-819-717-2515 to get one golden pearl a week and reshape your life Instagram: @dr_allen_lycka Read: “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/21/202026 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 185: Using Backwards Networking to Reach Ideal Clients | with Dov Gordon

Today our expert guest is Dov Gordon of ProfitableRelationships.com. He helps consultants use backwards networking to reach their ideal clients consistently.Experienced consultants know that the best clients come from referrals and relationships, but conventional networking advice doesn't work for everyone. So, Dov offers a simple and practical alternative to the unpredictable world of networking that will allow you to become an under-the-radar leader in your industry. Many people today are being forced to create their own business right now, but they’ve never been trained in how to do that properly. If you want to get your presence known and you’re just starting out, you have to answer three simple questions in the minds of your ideal client: Why should I pay attention to this? Are you for real? Is what you recommend right for me? The only thing that’s going to get the interest of your ideal client is solving a problem they have and don’t want, or getting a result they want and don’t have. The key part in all of this is forging meaningful relationships. Over the years, Dov built what he calls an “alchemy network” of people who have similar values and similar audiences, and they support and promote each other. He realized that this is something anybody could do, but very few people actually were. Building a network like this can be a very powerful alternative to the common advice of becoming a “guru” on social media, which only works for a small handful of people. By creating a network of like-minded people who all have something to add, and making it easy for those people to have conversations, you can build up your customer base and authority without having to become an internet celebrity.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Listen to your gut and then make your brain play along. If your gut says to do something and your brain is saying, ‘but, but, this could go wrong,’ and ‘that could go wrong,’ listen to your gut because your gut knows. And when it comes to business, your gut is going to lead you towards your big opportunities but they’re going to scare you. Your brain is going to come up with all sorts of reasons why you shouldn’t invest the money, you shouldn’t put in the time, why you’ve got to do other things first. Listen to your gut and then give your brain a better question. Ask your brain how you can make this work as opposed to how it could go wrong.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: profitablerelationships.com/dailyhelping LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dovgordon Twitter: twitter.com/DovGordon   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/14/202035 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 184: The 6 Habits: How to Live Like the Happiest People on Earth | with Laura DiBenedetto

Today our expert guest is Laura DiBenedetto, the number one bestselling author of “The Six Habits,” TEDx speaker, and mastery coach who teaches people how to create the lives of their dreams without sacrificing what they love. She is the founder and CEO of the award-winning marketing company Vision Advertising, which she built up for 19 years to tremendous success before retiring from active involvement in 2018 at the age of 37. Over the years, Laura personally sold millions of dollars worth of ongoing contracts, was featured on FOX News, and was publicly recognized for her business accomplishments. She was named a 40 Under 40 award winner at the age of 23. At 32 years old, she was already beginning to feel the burnout of the “hustle and grind” lifestyle, so she began looking for an exit strategy. It took her a few years to figure out what she wanted to do, and her strategy was to get herself “lovingly fired” by selling off half of her stake in the company and allowing herself to be phased out. After stripping everything away except the core of herself, she realized that none of the accomplishments that came before had actually made her happy. She needed to find happiness for real, and that’s what led her to the discovery of The Six Habits. The Six Habits are: Kindness: Like a parent encouraging a child, you need your inner voice to be kind and encouraging towards you when you are facing hard times. Acceptance: How we feel about ourselves and unconditionally loving ourselves. Gratitude: The lens of appreciation through which you look at everything in your life, including the hard things that could be considered bad. Presence: Choosing to be in the moment you are in instead of wishing you were somewhere else. Even difficult moments can be made more pleasant if we just allow ourselves to be there and experience them. Goodness: Watch what is coming in, add in positive things, subtract the negative things. Intention: How you approach your desires and take action. Searching for clarity and movement whenever you can. These are all very basic concepts, but it’s the application that is tricky. After how many years of life on this planet, you’ve built up a habit of speaking to yourself a certain way.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Your job in life is to love yourself, enjoy your life, and do the work. All the things you learned in this episode, or anywhere, are useless without application. Take whatever you learn and apply it to your life. That is where change comes from.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: thesixhabits.com The Six Habits of the Happiest People | Laura DiBenedetto | TEDxMcphs Instagram: @lauraldibenedetto Facebook: facebook.com/lauraldibenedetto   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
12/7/202039 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 183: Taking Small Steps to Big Profits | with Tony Guarnaccia

Today our expert guest is Tony Guarnaccia, who’s helped thousands of businesses survive crisis—whether it was post-9/11, a massive recession, or amidst massive company acquisitions, he’s helped businesses navigate through uncertainty and emerge stronger on the other side. Over his 20-year career as an entrepreneur, business owner, and enterprise marketer, he’s worked with the best-in-class businesses in every industry, including Google, Microsoft, ADP, Ford, BMW, and Foster Grant, to name a few. He’s helped grow over ten thousand small businesses and a dozen Fortune 500 companies. Tony grew up within a small business family of bakers. His parents were fantastic bakers, but they didn’t know what they didn’t know about growing a business, and when he was 12 years old, they were essentially homeless. In college, he was on a mission to redeem himself. As part of his graduation plan, he wrote a business plan for an online bakery that transformed into a mail-order cake company that made gift cakes for promotional products. It was going amazing at first until Tony found out that he didn’t know what he didn’t know about running a business. Realizing he didn’t know how to run a business, he asked himself “Who does know?” That led him on a journey to work with the absolute best companies in the world. Even though his business had failed, he had done a lot of things right. He used the expertise he’d gained in leveraging search engine optimization (SEO) and got the first job that came up, because not many people had heard of SEO at the time. He went on to have some amazing opportunities by being in the right place at the right time and being prepared to take those opportunities. He was traveling a lot and wanted a more balanced lifestyle with his family, so he went on to start helping small businesses leverage the same tools, tactics, and strategies that these big businesses are using. Part of what they are lacking was the foundation of knowing their why and having a strategy, so he started a training and coaching company. Tony has learned to specialize in helping businesses make it through difficult times. His mom, at 9 months old, had contracted polio and could walk until she was 14. She taught him about resiliency and the power of breaking things down into taking small steps. How do you do that? You have to do these 3 things: Know what steps to take Know how to take those steps Actually take the steps It sounds simple, and it is, but implementation is what makes the difference. If you can lay the foundation, find out what you want, and take the steps to get there, small businesses—and individuals—can achieve the same results as big companies.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You have to slow down to speed up. So often we just want to jump right into things, but in business and life that costs time, effort, and money. A lot of bad decisions are made because we jump in without thinking it through.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: smallstepsgrowprofits.com Smallstepsmanifesto.com Instagram: @tony.g.guarnaccia Ep. 167: What to Fix Next in Your Business | with Mike Michalowicz   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/30/202032 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 182: Stop Drifting & Take Control of Your Future: Own Your Career, Own Your Life | with Andy Storch

Today our expert guest is Andy Storch, an author, consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator on a mission to get the most out of life and inspire others to do the same. He is also the host of two podcasts — The Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show — and the author of “Own Your Career, Own Your Life,” which is designed to help professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures. When Andy was on the show back in episode 115, just a little over one year ago, this book wasn’t really on his radar. But as he got more into personal development  — by way of Hal Elrod, like myself — he realized that he already had a message he wanted to put out into the world. He just hadn’t put it all in one place yet. A big part of Andy’s message is contrary to a lot of what you’ll see in the self-development space these days, which often emphasizes the personal freedom unlocked through entrepreneurship. And that’s true, to an extent, but being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone — and it’s not necessary to live a happy and abundant life. So Andy endeavored to create a resource that was applicable to anyone who has been told that you can’t have it all, or that you have to put your time in and then you can have a good life in retirement. This is a resource to help anyone put in the priorities, boundaries, and systems that will allow them to, as the title says, own their lives. This may not be the right time to burn all the ships and charge forward with a grand new venture, this might not be the right time to tell your boss where to stick it. But there are still ways to take back control, and Andy has some practical strategies to help you do it.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want you to think about where you’ve been drifting in your life, letting other people or society dictate how you live and what you do for work and in your career. Where can you really flip a switch and start to take ownership, start to take responsibility, stop playing the victim, and set a course and really start moving towards that. Stop putting things off, stop procrastinating.”  Where can you take ownership today? Where can you really dive in and own your future?   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: “Own Your Career, Own Your Life” Top 5 Career Mistakes andystorch.com Instagram: @andy_storch LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch “50. Elevating Consciousness, One Miracle Morning at a Time | with Hal Elrod” “93. The Rise of the Youpreneur | with Chris Ducker” “115. Taking Responsibility For Your Career & Personal Development | with Andy Storch” “127. The Two Decisions That Guarantee Success | with Hal Elrod”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/23/202038 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 181: The Art of Letting Go | with Hale Dwoskin

Today our expert guest is Hale Dwoskin, a New York Times bestselling author and author of “The Sedona Method.” He’s also been featured in the movie “Letting Go” and is one of the featured teachers in the book and movie phenomenon, “The Secret.” For over four decades, he’s dedicated his life to helping people eliminate their suffering and discover the truth of who they really are. Hale had been organizing Theta seminars when he met Lester Levenson, who was attending as a guest. He seemed different from anyone else in the self-help or spiritual community; he was no longer seeking anything, he was just a living embodiment of peace and happiness. And his story was fascinating:  Levenson had been very successful, but when he was told he was going to die, he started a process of self-inquiring. He found that he could let go of all of the craziness inside of himself, and as he did that, he felt better and better, and he ended up living another 42 years. Over time, his teachings were passed on to Hale, who helps pass these lessons onto others through “The Sedona Method.” The idea behind the Sedona Method is the realization that your feelings and thoughts are not you, and you can let them go. Most of us live as though we are our feelings or our thoughts. But when you let go of these, you realize there’s a you that’s much bigger than that, and it’s this presence of awareness at the heart of every experience. And as you’re able to let go of the thoughts and feelings that aren’t serving you, you discover that limits drop away. How do you follow the process of letting go? These are the steps: Allow yourself to think of something in your life that you’d like to change or improve: You want more money, better relationships, better health, or less tension and stress. Focus on how it feels for a moment. Allow that feeling and let it be here. Then, as best as you can, let it go.   You may have to do this several times, and it will get easier to do every time. It is deceptively simple, but it works. Hale is currently re-releasing his five book series "Happiness Is Free" as a single package, which helps you realize that the happiness you seek outside you is already available within you, and you can access it whenever you want.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You are already whole, complete, and perfect as you are. Not in all the struggles, but at your core. And that can become your living experience if you are just open to letting go of all the things that you are not and letting yourself discover that truth within yourself, that you have no limits except the ones that you cling to.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: sedona.com Watch: Letting Go: The Sedona Method Movie Read: “The Sedona Method” Read: "Happiness Is Free" Read: “The Secret” Pre-Order: "The Greatest Secret"   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/16/202033 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 180: Veteran’s Day Special: Creating an Unbeatable Mind | with Mark Divine

In this special Veteran’s Day episode, our expert guest is Mark Divine. US Navy Seals are America’s toughest warriors. The training to become a Navy Seal is grueling, and less than 15% make it through the nine-month selection process called Basic Underwater Demolition Seal Training (BUDs), an unparalleled test of physical stamina, mental toughness, and emotional resilience. Mark not only made it through BUDs at 26, but he graduated as the honor man, the #1 honor rank in a class among 170. Even more striking, his entire original boat crew graduated with him that day—a one in a million occurrence that did not happen by accident. It was the first of many elite teams Mark went on to build. Through Mark’s innovative SEAL Fit and Unbeatable Mind training systems, including the Hell Week Simulation Kokoro Crucible, he provides the physical, mental, and emotional tools to allow not 15% but 90% of his trainees to lead and succeed in the most demanding training in the world. Mark’s family had groomed him to go into business, and he was working as a certified public accountant. But he was also an athlete and, while working, he was trying to maintain his physical training. He took up martial arts and found his first master, who began to train him in zen through martial arts. Through meditation, Mark found his purpose: to become a warrior and a leader, and to do this by becoming a Navy SEAL. Mark picked up five critical skills through working with his mentor: Breath control Deep concentration Visualization Radical focus on micro-goals Focusing on helping others overcome their struggles   Mark Divine has founded the Courage Foundation to help vets recovering from depression and to prevent the staggering number of suicides every year. He works with them emotionally, therapeutically, and physically to help them recover from the traumas they’ve experienced.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Everything that you’re searching for in life lies within you, and the way to find that is to slow down, to take control of your conscious process of breathing, and then let the breath bridge between the physical outer world and then into your mind and then your spirit. Just follow the breath in, and then once you’re in there’s no going back. You’ll find your answers, you’ll find your answers about your purpose in life, why you’re here, and what you can do about it. And just take action.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: feedcourage.org Visit seekyourpowers.com and use the code FEEDCOURAGE to give half of the proceeds to the Courage Foundation   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/9/202042 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 179: 4 Entrepreneurial Instincts & How to Unlock Them | with Tra Williams

Today our expert guest is Tra Williams, a nationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship and business strategy. He’s horrified by the widening gap between entrepreneurship and employment, and he’s made it his mission to rescue 1 million entrepreneurs from traditional employment. In “Boss Brain,” he reveals a scientifically proven system that unlocks the reader's true potential and unleashes their entrepreneurial instincts so that they can leave traditional employment forever. Since the 1940’s, entrepreneurship has almost entirely declined year over year. Despite the fact that around 70% of Americans would prefer to be self-employed, only 7% of Americans actually are. On top of that, workplace satisfaction is at an all-time low. Why is this happening? In our heads, there’s a battle between instinctive optimism and our inherent need for certainty. The base of our hierarchy of needs has become relatively certain, and with that our need for certainty is conquering our genetic and hard-wired optimism. We are all born with the instincts to become entrepreneurs, but we are taught to be employees. This is why so many people have the desire to be entrepreneurs—it’s in their blood. We just have to unlearn all the programming that taught us to be employees. There are four instincts for being an entrepreneur: Belief (which is made up of optimism, self-efficacy, and action) Accountability Focus Creativity One of the biggest points that gets would-be entrepreneurs hung up is taking action. Belief is reverse-engineered. It requires some evidence. Even if you don’t believe today that you could build a successful business, if you start taking micro-actions every day, you begin to build up that belief. In order to do this, you need to work on developing a growth mindset. Instead of focusing on the enormity of your goals, focus on being better tomorrow than you are today.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Comfort is the enemy of progress. The more predictable your life is, the more complacent you become and the less you take action. Unless you’re taking action today, you’re doing nothing to change your future tomorrow. If you want tomorrow, and the day after that and the week after that and the year after that to look exactly the same as today, then do as you’ve always done. The one thing that’s going to undermine your entrepreneurial spirit is to build walls around yourself and increase the level of comfort and safety that you feel.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: trawilliams.com bossbrain.com/waitlist Read: "The Optimism Bias"   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
11/2/202031 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 178: The Psychology of Trading | with Chris Tate

Today our expert guest is Chris Tate, one of the first people to ever release a share trading book in Australia, and he has had an extraordinary impact on thousands of traders. The best selling author of “The Art of Trading” and “The Art of Options Trading in Australia,” his brutally honest approach and meticulous pursuit of excellence ensure that exceptional traders all around the world quote his market comments. Chris Tate was a 6’4”, 230 pounds, and worked as a bouncer while he was in school. It almost felt like a natural fit. Chris, however, saw it as an interesting sociological experiment. He loved talking to people and observing the way various people behaved. He’d often wonder how people got to where they are in life. Through observing people’s behaviors, he realized he could map out the trajectory of their lives. You can get a sense of why people are the way they are, and that’s a skill he’s carried with him throughout his life. How does this relate to trading? People view trading as a financial skill, but it’s really a psychological endeavor. People fail when they don’t have their psychological skills developed. In life, we generally boil down complex ideas into a reductionist viewpoint, and it ends up failing in practice because it ignores the human element. If people want to start investing during this time, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, take a deep breath, pause, and wait. Too many decisions are made in the heat of the moment. Educate yourself. Second, do not take any financial advice out there. The majority of people giving advice have no idea what they’re doing, they don’t have the proper experience, and the only person who is taking a risk is you. How do you trade successfully? Chris says there are only three things to know: When the market is going up, you buy it When the market is going down, you sell it You do not bet the farm   That last one is the most important one. You should not make any decision that, if it goes wrong, will create immense financial grief. It’s the capacity to control our impulses that is the defining line between people who are successful and who are not.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Remember, we all want to be the hero of our own narrative, but very few people take the time and effort to look at what their narrative is and what sort of hero they want to be. If more people did that, their narrative would become clearer, calmer, and more peaceful.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: tradinggame.com.au linkedin.com/in/christatetrader facebook.com/TradingGame twitter.com/game_trading   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/26/202035 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 177: Giving Athletes a Second Chance at Life | with Darryll Stinson

Today our expert guest is Darryll Stinson, a thought leader on athletic transition, a dynamic TEDx speaker, pastor, and certified John Maxwell coach. He shares his life experience with addition, mental illness, and suicide and how those experiences impacted his life. Darryll played defensive end at Central Michigan University from 2008-2011, where he helped his team win a MAC championship. He later went on to found Second Change Athletes, a holistic athletic transition company that gives athletes a second chance to succeed at life without the demands of sports. While at Central as a freshman, Darryll was trying to impress the upperclassmen by squatting—which he was not supposed to be doing due to a back issue—and he felt a sharp pain go through his body. He knew that something was wrong. He kept up the tough guy act and didn’t find out for three months that he had pinched a nerve in his back, which resulted in emergency surgery. After the surgery, he had the opportunity to focus on his education while still honoring his scholarship. Instead, because football was his whole life, he signed a liability waiver and joined up with the team again, and he put his body through two years of drug addiction and health care manipulation in order to numb himself enough to be able to play. The only way he could pay for all of this out of pocket was by selling drugs. Senior year, the coaches noticed something was going on and they kicked him off the team. Darryll realized he wasn’t prepared for life after sports. The moment he was not a part of that team, his phone stopped ringing. It felt as if he didn’t matter at all. On top of that, his girlfriend of four years left him. This led to suicidal thoughts and an attempted overdose. It is only through the love of his family that he is still here today, and now he’s passing that support on to others who need a reminder about their self-worth. From this experience, Darryll founded Second Chance Athletes. He went on a journey to discover meaning, and, through a lot of work, he came to a point where he realized that he loved his life, and he wouldn’t trade it for a multi-million dollar athletic contract because it was what he was supposed to be doing. When he looked around at his former athlete friends, he realized they still talked about the sport as if they were still playing it. Their lives were in the past. He analyzed how he got to the life that he loves and how he can apply that to others, and he came up with a five-step roadmap, the Athlete Transition Roadmap:  Accept Believe Discover Pursue Persist   In his new book, “Who Am I After Sports?,” Darryll pours everything he has learned about developing a life you love and moving forward. It’s full of stories and best practices for identity sculpting and transformation.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Everything you need you already have inside of you. You’re just developing it. Reading doesn’t give you something that you don’t have, it only develops what you already have inside of you. IF you have big dreams, big plans, great desires, and you think that you’re not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, know that that is a lie, and the truth is that you have everything that you need to do everything that you’re called to do. So go do it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: darryllstinson.com secondchanceathletes.com Instagram: @stinsonspeaks | @secondchanceathletes   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/19/202032 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 176: How Good Guys Can Be Better Allies to Women | with Brad Johnson & David Smith

Today our expert guests are Brad Johnson and David Smith, co-authors of the forthcoming book “Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace.”  David Smith, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 30 years, including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work, and family issues including bias in performance evaluations, retention of women, dual career families, military families, and women in the military.  Brad Johnson, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former commissioned officer in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is an award-winning mentor with distinguished mentor awards from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association.   Through Brad’s career researching mentorship, he noticed that women get less mentoring, lower quality mentoring, and less sponsorship. He was always interested in why men were reluctant to mentor women. Dave was also focused on women in the workplace and the dynamic presented there. Together, they collaborated on figuring out how to get men to come to the table as better mentors for women, what men need to know, and what women would like them to know. That led to their first book, "Athena Rising." But they kept getting pulled into discussions around allyship and how men aren’t playing a role in resolving gender inequities, which led to their new project. There are two major parts to allyship, both in how women and men who experienced it describe it. The first is the interpersonal relationships and how we show up every day, either as formal mentors or professional relationships or as friends and peers. The second part is the systemic part, which is holding others and the organizations you are a part of accountable. If we see bias, we have to be willing to call it out and work to find a solution. When talking to men who were identified as good allies to women in the workplace, Brad and David identified three key aspects: They were comfortable talking about diversity and gender. They were comfortable owning up to their mistakes. They were also very transparent about what they were doing and why. So how do we make changes and improvements in this regard? One thing you can do is get comfortable with talking to and mentoring women. We also need to be thinking about policies that are good for everyone, including women, that will benefit the entire workplace. “Good Guys” offers several ways we can all start being better allies.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Don’t try to solve women’s problems. Just listen. Find out about their experiences, what they want. Just listen. Allyship is a journey, and we’re all in different places on that journey. We don’t have all the answers and we have to learn along the way. We have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable so we can make the change to the status quo.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: davidgsmithphd.com wbradjohnson.com Read: “Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/12/202034 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 175: The Subconscious Advantage: Understanding Subconscious Bias | with Leslie Zane

Today our expert guest is Leslie Zane, nicknamed “Miss Question” by her business school classmates. Leslie Zane’s endless intellectual curiosity fueled her search for the elusive key to changing customer behavior. Working in brand management for blue-chip companies, she found success to be remarkably “hit or miss.” So she struck out on her own and founded Triggers to help companies create consistent success. Over the past 25 years, the company has developed a track record in accelerating growth through its unique expertise in changing instinctive brand purchase. Leslie had been working in brand management for top companies like Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, and while she learned a lot, she always felt like we could be doing better in marketing. Half of all marketing initiatives were hits, while the other half were misses. There had to be a better way. She felt that the key had something to do with the customer’s gut instincts about a product. Our conscious mind is resistant and skeptical of the marketing we see in our daily lives. It knows it’s being sold to and it pushes back. But only 5% of our decisions are made with our conscious mind, and the other 95% is made by our subconscious minds. This is where brand associations form in the first place. So it stands to reason that this should be where we focus our marketing efforts. And the great news is, it takes far fewer resources than traditional marketing. How do you go about marketing to your customers at a subconscious level? There are two simple rules for growing brands: Your brand has to have the largest physical footprint in the brain. You need to have more positive than negative associations.   There are also subconscious cues you can establish in your marketing that help you connect with your audience. The old world of marketing thought the best way to grow was to stand out. While that’s partially true, our brains are hardwired to recognize the familiar first. What gets us to stop is recognizing something familiar in a product. So the first rule toward building a large footprint in the mind is to build off of things that already exist. This will help your brand stay relevant and branch out in the brain quickly.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Don’t be like everybody else. Don’t go against the conscious mind to persuade people and convince them, that’s going to take you a very long time to achieve. Instead, go through the subconscious. Connect with things that people already believe and already have in their memories and gain the subconscious advantage. That’s how you can really make some inroads faster than all of your competition. If you do that, you’re going to see your growth accelerate, because the truth is that every brand and every company has untapped growth potential.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: triggers.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lesliepicotzane Twitter: twitter.com/Leslie_Zane   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
10/5/202027 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 174: Life-Long Passion & Sexual Intimacy | with Susan Bratton

Today our expert guest is Susan Bratton, an intimacy wellness expert and a champion and advocate for those who desire intimacy and passion their whole life long. She’s the best-selling author and publisher of lovemaking techniques, bedroom communication skills, and sexual vitality advice including “Sexual Soulmates,” "Relationship Magic," “Hormone Balancing,” and more. Susan had a very successful career in marketing, advertising, and sales before she ran into intimacy issues in her marriage, sending her towards divorce. Through a combination of therapy and sex workshops, they realized that the only thing that had happened to their marraige was a lack of knowledge, a lack of skills, and a lack of communication. Once they learned more about sex, their sex life became fantastic. How do you transform sex into making love? And what exactly does that mean? Anyone can figure out how basic procreation works, that’s built into our biology. But there’s a deeply emotional, spiritual sex that is much harder to achieve. Along the way, you can reach a higher level of awareness, which is focusing on mutual pleasure rather than the individual pleasure you experience during sex, but a lot of people get stuck there. The third level is two people completely, ruthlessly sexually self-expressed in mutual, conjoined pleasure. With everything going on in the world, many people are feeling stressed out. How can we focus on passionate sex with everything that’s on our minds? If you are lucky enough to have a partner, the single best things that you can do is to hold each other. In her book “Sexual Soulmates,” Susan spent over a decade trying to help people have really great sex, and she details the six fundamentals to making your sex life better that she learned in the process. One of those is becoming more embodied: slowing down, touching, connecting to each other's eyes. When we get stressed we tend to pull ourselves back and away, we stop cuddling, and we forget what we really need. Susan has created a holding technique—the best foreplay hug in the world—called the soulmate embrace. It teaches men to hold a woman in the way that she’s always longed to be held but that she’s never thought to ask. You want to hold her until she’s relaxed, and then she has to say what’s on her mind to become more relaxed. And then you have to hold her even closer, and stroke her body from top to bottom to get her out of her head into feeling her body. And then she’ll likely want to go to the next step, which is kissing and touching and more. This is the kind of connection that we need in times of stress like this.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Your sexuality is a precious gift. It’s a gift of your humanity. It’s a gift of pleasure and connection. It’s more beautiful than the most delicious meal. And it’s as important as your health and your family, but it doesn’t happen without you putting attention on it. There are so many techniques you can learn, so much pleasure that can be available to you. Keep making new trysts with your own sexuality and moving toward more pleasure, whether it’s solo pleasure or pleasure with a partner.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: personallifemedia.com betterlover.com Instagram: @susanbratton   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/28/202033 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 173: Leading With Intent | with Kevin Kruse

Today our expert guest is Kevin Kruse, the founder and CEO of LEADx, whose mission is to spark the next 100 million leaders through the use of AI-powered leadership coaching. He’s also the host of the LEADx Leadership Podcast, a Forbes columnist, and New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management” and his latest, “Great Leaders Have No Rules.” When he was a teenager, Kevin saw his father try to be an entrepreneur and almost lose everything, but rather than scaring him away from that path, it solidified his desire to have a hand in his own future. Kevin’s latest book “Great Leaders Have No Rules” is, contrary to the title, not about breaking the rules or being a rebel—it’s about the problems with rules in general. Every time we bump into a rule, it takes away an opportunity to make a choice. And every time we have a choice taken away from us, we feel less engaged, less a part of the company we work for. Instead of forcing rules onto people, we can get them to buy into the shared values of the company and feel like they are contributing to the team. He started several companies from the age of 22 on, and his first few companies crashed and burned. He didn’t understand how to manage his time. He didn’t understand leadership. Eventually, he realized that, if you want to do great things, you need a talented team of people and you need to lead them effectively. The less time he spent working on the company and the more he spent on leadership and culture, the better his companies did. After seeing a huge advance in artificial intelligence, and noticing that it was now being used for cognitive behavioral therapy, Kevin asked himself: why couldn’t it be used to coach people for leadership? That’s the premise behind his new company, LEADx. You can download the app directly from Google or Apple right now. The goal is not to mimic a coaching conversation, but imitating the process. In behavior change studies, there have been increases in employee engagement and productivity while also seeing reductions of stress. It’s very early, but the progress is encouraging. If you can afford a human coach, you can and should still get a human coach. But for a fraction of the price, you can get a coach-like experience that will give you progress in the areas that you want to focus on. Coaching should be accessible to everyone, and LEADx is aiming to lead the charge in creating that future.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Leadership isn’t a choice. You are a leader whether you want to be or not. Leadership boils down to influence, and what we know from behavioral psychology is that we are influencing people all the time, whether we want to or not. Whether you are at home or at work, you are leading your family, you are leading your team members, you are leading people out in the world. Don’t take your actions for granted. When you speak up, you’re influencing people. When you choose to stay silent, you’re influencing people. When you’re taking action, you’re influencing people, and when you’re a bystander, that’s influencing people. You’re always influencing people. Be mindful of your power and lead with intent.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: leadx.org Instagram: @kevinauthor LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevinkruse67 Read: “Great Leaders Have No Rules” Read: “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/21/202031 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 172: Find Your Voice & Start Your Personal Brand | with Jeremy Segal

Today our expert guest is Jeremy Segal, the host of one of the top influencer podcasts in the world, Why Influence, where he interviews the world's most influential people to share their hidden knowledge and wisdom. You wouldn't guess it from this episode, but Jeremy used to struggle to share in groups and online and had a difficult time connecting with people. But this inspired him to create his podcast and become an influencer himself. It all started with giving himself permission to put himself out there and take risks. He had always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so he chose his college degrees to help him on that path. After landing a CFO position at the age of 25, he gave himself permission to be an entrepreneur. The second time was when he gave himself permission to have a voice and help people overcome the barriers they were facing in their business. Jeremy has plenty of experience building brands, but he would always edit himself out of clips. He didn’t want to be in the front stage. But once that brand had been sold and moved on, he had to start from scratch. By building a personal brand, he’d be able to carry that with him for his whole life. If you haven’t started out building your own personal brand, here’s where you can start: Find your Why. Why are you trying to start a business? What kind of impact do you want to have? Why do you want to share? If you can discover a Why, even if you want to change it later, you can find the power to push through roadblocks. Choose the platform that’s right for you. What kind of people are you trying to impact and why? Who do you want to connect with? By answering these questions, you can probably find the right platform for you. And just start with the one that your audience will be using.   The biggest pitfall when it comes to starting a personal brand is not starting soon enough. Nobody who’s started this work looks back and doesn’t wish they had started earlier. You can make an impact in so many lives with the knowledge you have inside of yourself, so don’t hold back and keep it to yourself. Share that knowledge with the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Your voice matters. You’ve got hidden wisdom inside you that other people need to hear. Just start sharing that with people and seeing that that has value, and once you start seeing that it has value just think about how many people are out there that don’t have that or aren’t hearing that. It’s really important to find something that helps people and makes and impact and start sharing it.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: whyinfluence.com instagram.com/whyinfluence linkedin.com/in/jeremy-segal   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/14/202028 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 171: Nurturing a Happy, Healthy, High-Performing Brain | with Sarah McKay

Today our expert guest is Sarah McKay, a neuroscientist and science communicator who specializes in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health, and wellbeing. She sums up her research with three words: Nature, Nurture, and Neuroplasticity. She also authored the popular science book “The Women’s Brain Book: The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones, and Happiness,” which explores women’s health “from womb to tomb” through the lens of neurobiology. After her first year of university, she read the classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks and, from that moment, became gripped by the idea of brain science. She switched universities to start studying neuroscience, and she discovered it to be a rich and diverse subject. She had a clear idea of what interested her and she followed through with it. Sarah is an expert on mind and body health, and she believes in approaching brain health from three different dimensions: From the bottom up: how can we nurture our body and biology to keep our brains happy and healthy? From the outside in: The outside world is fundamental to who we are and how our brain has evolved. From the top down: Our mindset, our thoughts, and our emotional regulation. She recommends starting from the bottom up: focus on sleep (one of your innate superpowers), get your nutrition in check, and make sure you are moving your bodies regularly. This reminds us that we have agency and that we have choices in how we move. If you get these things down, you will have a really solid foundation for your brain health. From the outside in is all about connecting to nature. We are meant to be natural creatures and spend time outside. We are also social creatures, and we need other people and community to nurture our mental health. The hardest one to manage is the top down approach to brain health: What can we do to promote our brain health when looking at our thoughts, our mindset, and our emotions? Our brains need intellectual stimulation and growth. We need to look at how we can remain cognitively challenged throughout our lifespan. With everything that’s going on in the world, we need to be thinking about our mental health more than ever. These tips will help you approach it from three directions to optimize your brain for happiness and performance.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Without even one good night’s sleep, everything else starts to fall apart. It’s harder to exercise, it’s harder to be emotionally regulated, it’s harder to connect socially, we’re not going to eat as well, we’re not going to want to run or connect with the world. Finding ways to honor the fact that we are these biological organisms that evolved to function best in a light dark cycle, that’s the best way we can help ourselves. And it’s a lovely way to pass time.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: drsarahmckay.com/toolkit Instagram: @drsarahmckay Read: “The Women’s Brain Book" Read: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
9/7/202027 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 170: Crowd Sourcing Miracles | with Michelle Patterson

Today our expert guest is Michelle Patterson, the founder of the Global Women Foundation, one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality and human rights. She’s the CEO of the California Women’s Conference, the nation’s largest and longest-running conference for women in North America. She has spearheaded numerous projects, including Groupon getaways with 200,000 attendees nationwide, and is a sought-after media commentator for the Huffington Post, CNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg as well as hundreds of TV and radio stations. She was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by President Barack Obama. In April of 2019, Michelle was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and given 90 days to live. When the surgeon was telling her all of the places the cancer had spread to, Michelle did what she always did in stressful situations—she made a joke: “So you think I’ve got a chance?” Her sister scolded her and said this isn’t the best time to be making jokes, but Michelle disagreed. That was the best time to be making jokes, and she realized at that moment the power of deciding what is best for you. Michelle was told that she wasn’t a candidate for surgery, but instead of moping, she created a healthy option for herself—a playground that she could play on. There are several stories of the healing power of positivity, and Michelle knew that, by believing she would be okay, she could overcome this. That doesn’t mean she sat around doing nothing but believing, though: She knew there were better treatment options than the ones being provided to her, and she started taking a cannabis protocol that started producing results. She built up a group of doctors that shared what they knew, created video testimonials, and started what she calls the Wellness Team Family. Along with those doctors, they began to explore the healing modalities that are available to all of us and seeing what is working for real people across the world. They began to collect all of this information, not to sell anything but to share what was actually working for real people. As she puts it, “We are crowd sourcing miracles.” This grew into The Real Share, where Michelle has created a global tribe that shares in the benefits of the geniuses of the world as they share everything they know. In her quest to survive breast cancer, Michelle learned what it means to thrive in life—and now she is sharing that with the world.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Check out The Real Share. We’re celebrating having an all-access pass to The Real Share. If you want to have the assessment and can’t afford it, I want to crowdsource that miracle to have you not only afford the assessment but have access to the Made With Love directory as well as all the different resources we have available for The Real Share. It’s available out there for you, whether you are having issues with your wellness or creating wealth. Find out what it is that you need and go for it. Don’t settle for anything less than 100% joy in your life.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: therealshare.com instagram.com/the_real_share facebook.com/TheRealShare linkedin.com/company/the-real-share/about twitter.com/The_Real_Share   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/31/202037 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 169: The Power of Asking Questions (Part 2) | with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen

Today expert guests Mark and Crystal Hansen return for part two of our conversation about the power of asking questions. In our last episode, we talked about what kinds of questions to ask yourself, and how finding the right ones can lead to incredible answers. I recommend going back back to check out part one if you haven’t yet.  But with so many people uncomfortable asking questions, how do we overcome the self-consciousness that keeps us from doing so? There are seven roadblocks to asking, and nearly everyone encounters at least one of them regularly: Unworthiness Naivete Doubt Excuses Fear Pattern paralysis Disconnection   Each one of these roadblocks is worth exploring, and in “Ask,” there are stories of people overcoming all of them. This is a powerful tool for learning because, when we hear someone else’s story, we recognize the patterns in someone’s life and are able to apply the information more deeply to our own lives. And while this may sound more spiritual than anything, there is plenty of empirical science to back it up as well. In studies conducted about asking, people who ask often think they will be perceived as pushy, obnoxious, or uninformed. But the truth of the matter was that by asking the question you are 80% more likely to get your request granted. There have also been several studies on the beauty of curiosity. Sitting with people and asking questions opens up so many opportunities in business and your personal life, and people who ask good questions on a first date are far more likely to go on a second date. Mark and Crystal have a bold ask for you as well: Buy their book “Ask” and discover the power of questions, and how you can use them to elevate your potential.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway Crystal: “Remember that your life is created from the inside out. So go inside, spend time with yourself, ask yourself the questions that you need to ask, and create the architecture for your own life.” Mark: “Once you get on this asking journey, ask yourself how you’re going to be 100% successful to take care of yourself, then your spouse, then your family, then your city, then your state, then your country, then the world. We need people to become visionary leaders, and the only way to do that is to be a good self leader by asking the right question. Only then can you lead others.”   Resources: Learn more: markvictorhansen.com Learn more: crystalvisionlife.com Read: “Ask”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/24/202019 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 168: The Power of Asking Questions (Part 1) | with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen

Today our expert guests are Mark and Crystal Hansen. Mark is probably best known as the co-author for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series, which set world records for book sales with over 500 million copies sold. He’s a prolific writer with 307 books authored and co-authored, including “The Aladdin Factor,” “The Power of Focus,” “The Richest Kids in America,” “The Miracles in You,” “You Have a Book in You,” and “The One Minute Millionaire” series. Crystal is a business strategist, successful entrepreneur, speaker, and author in both the US and China. She’s known as *the* celebrity coach, a certified life coach, and wellness nutrition expert whose personal coaching, speaking, CDs, video programs, books, and articles have helped people all over the world. She’s also the author of “Skinny Life: The Secret to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Fitness.” Mark got into the personal development field after the worst moment in his life — going bankrupt. He had found an audiotape that inspired him to become a speaker, and when he was looking around for someone to talk to, he found a real estate speaker who showed him how he could get into speaking. He was extremely successful, giving one thousand talks a year for the first three years, followed by publishing a book on how to win at public speaking. That’s what started it all. Crystal found that high school was easy for her and she graduated early, marrying her boyfriend at the time, who was five years older than her. Five years later, she was in a city by herself with a baby on her hip, divorced, and no idea how to support herself. She applied for food stamps, but the day she went to pick them up, she told herself, “This won’t be my future.” She started asking herself questions that she didn’t know the answers to, but as she asked them, she started to see the answers come to her. After taking some temp jobs, she learned that she liked sales and she liked people, so she worked to put herself through real estate school. Then she met an old friend who had lost a lot of weight and quit smoking with the help of hypnosis. Crystal was so intrigued that she decided to go to school for natural therapies and became certified in life coaching and clinical hypnotherapy, too. In their new book, “Ask,” Mark and Crystal explore the thing that helped both of them come back from rock bottom — the power of asking questions.  Questions like: How do I start making money today? What am I best at? What is my potential? Where do I want to go with my life? When asking these questions, there are three channels through which you need to ask: Ask yourself, ask others, and ask God. All three are equally important. The power of asking questions has no end to what it can achieve. In Part 2 of this interview, we will explore how to ask the right questions and what they can do for you. Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: markvictorhansen.com Learn more: crystalvisionlife.com Read: “Ask” Read: “The Aladdin Factor” Read: “The Power of Focus” Read: “The Richest Kids in America” Read: “The Miracles in You” Read: “You Have a Book in You” Read: “The One Minute Millionaire” Read: “Skinny Life: The Secret to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Fitness”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/17/202021 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 167: What to Fix Next in Your Business | with Mike Michalowicz

Today our expert guest is Mike Michalowicz, who by the age of 35 had founded and sold two multi-million dollar businesses. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became a small business angel investor, where he proceeded to lose his entire fortune—but then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy and strong companies. He’s devoted his life to the research and delivery of innovative, impactful, and entrepreneurial strategies to you. He created the Profit First framework, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the world to drive profit, and the creator of Clockwork, a powerful method to make any business run automatically. His latest, and possibly most impactful tool, is “Fix This Next,” the book where he details the strategies businesses can use to determine what to do and in what order to ensure healthy, fast, permanent growth. The idea for this latest book came about from a technical error. He sent an email out to his readership and asked them about the biggest challenges they are facing this year—but he accidentally sent the same email out three times. And in several instances, the same person answered the same question multiple times with different answers. It became clear that the biggest challenge that entrepreneurs face is knowing what their biggest challenge is. It was that feedback, that entrepreneurs are feeling constantly burnt out because everything feels like a fire that needs to be put out, that led to him writing a book on finding out the most impactful thing to do to move the business forward, and the sequence instead of always addressing every apparent issue. When you look at humanity, 99.5% of our genetic makeup is identical. When you look at business, we like to think every business is so different, but like with humanity, there are so many identical needs that are consistent across all businesses, and that boils down to five levels of needs: Sales: If you have no sales, you have no business. This is the oxygen for the business. But sales without considering the other levels of the needs leads to hyperventilation. Profitability: This is the stability of the organization—the absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream. Any business that focuses on sales but not profit will go out of business at the smallest hiccup. Order: This is the creation of efficiency. This moves a businesses growth beyond the need for the owner to work longer and harder. Impact: Creating a transformation for clients and customers. Legacy: Creation of business permanence that’s designed to live on in perpetuity. Once you know these levels, start at the bottom and find out whether or not your business is satisfying those needs. If yes, move up. If not, you need to look closer and find out how you can address this level of need. There are five core needs for every level of need, a total of 25 for each business. The method used to figure out HOW to fix what needs fixing can be found using the acronym OMEN: Objective: What are you trying to fix? Measurements: What do you need to get from your objective? Evaluation frequency: How often you evaluate your progress on a specific measurement and objective. Nurture: Give yourself the ability to modify the objective, measurements, and evaluation frequency based on the needs and knowledge of the time. To realize our vision for our organization we need to follow a sequence of steps in a specific direction. Most businesses, instead of moving in one direction, keep moving in a circuitous pattern. Find out where you want to go, map out the path to getting there, and take one step forward at a time.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Know your purpose, be true to your purpose. I don’t know if it’s self-given or God-given, I think that’s our choice, but I had a purpose to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty. What I found by that purpose is that it’s the ultimate driver. The biggest determinate of success is how determined you are to have success, and the biggest driver is purpose.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: mikemichalowicz.com Read: “Fix This Next” Read: "Clockwork" Read: "Profit First" Facebook: facebook.com/MikeMichalowiczFanPage Instagram: instagram.com/mikemichalowicz Twitter: twitter.com/MikeMichalowicz   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/10/202028 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 166: Create Freedom Through Passive Income | with Rachel Richards

Today our expert guest is Rachel Richards, a 27-year old former financial advisor who’s made a name for herself in the personal finance realm when she quit her job in 2019 and retired with over $10,000 a month in passive income. She’s the best-selling author of “Money Honey” and “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement.” She’s been featured on The Penny Hoarder and the New York Times and has been contracted to speak at several colleges. Her money lessons have helped thousands of millennials work their way out of financial despair. She’s done the impossible—making the topic of money management fun, entertaining, and simple. Being financially responsible from a young age, Rachel and her husband were able to buy a duplex in Kentucky after graduating from college debt-free. They saved up enough money for a downpayment in a few years and began their real estate journey. In that same year, Rachel also published her first book, “Money Honey,” which became another valuable income stream. By last year, they had 35 rental units and two books making significant amounts of money and allowing Rachel to retire. Now, she wants to help others duplicate what she’s done. Everyone’s situations are going to be different, and your path likely won’t be exactly the same as Rachel’s, but she does have some advice for getting started. The first thing you need to do, before you start thinking about passive income, is to make sure everything else is in order financially—that your high-interest debts are paid off, you have money in emergency savings, and that you’re prepared for when there is a recession. The next step is to start thinking of how you can diversify your income. If one piece of your income dries up, you still have other income streams coming in. And that’s where you start thinking of passive income. When you’re first starting out with passive income, the first question to ask yourself is: Do you have more time or more money? If your answer is neither, ask yourself which you can free up more of, because you will need one or the other to create passive income. If you’re trying to free up money there are two main approaches: Spending less or making more. Reducing your expenses is important but there’s a hard limit to how much you can do there. The flip side of that is increasing your income, which has unlimited potential. Rachel’s main avenues for passive income were through real estate and book royalties, but those are far from the only options. In her book, “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement,” Rachel outlines 28 different passive income models—there is something out there for everyone, and you only need to find the one or two that work for you. Coin-operated vending machines and laundromats are two popular models of passive income. If you have a skill that you are knowledgeable in you can create an online course and generate income through that. There are so many options, and there is something for everyone.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Anybody can do this. I am no more special or smart or hardworking than anybody else out there. Anyone at any age and on any income can absolutely achieve financial independence.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: moneyhoneyrachel.com Passive Income Bonus Kit: moneyhoneyrachel.com/bonus Read: “Money Honey” Read: “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement” Instagram: instagram.com/moneyhoneyrachel Facebook: facebook.com/moneyhoneyrachel   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
8/3/202025 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 165: Create an Intimate Relationship With Yourself | with Allana Pratt

Today our expert guest is intimacy expert Allana Pratt, a global media personality and the go-to authority for those who’ve suffered heartbreak and are ready to live apologetically and attract an open-hearted, ideal relationship. Her vulnerability and courage landed her a featured weekly column on the Good Men Project, and she’s been featured as a guest expert at the Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS, Fox, and the Jenny McCarthy Show. She is also the author of six books and hosts the edgy podcast Intimate Conversations, where listeners learn to find the relationship they deserve. Allana got into the work she does today to take care of herself. She was a self-proclaimed people pleaser and always striving for approval and appreciation to fill this void inside of her—which she thought had to come from the outside in, not the inside out. After two divorces and a custody battle, she started to look at the common factor in both relationships—herself—and what her blind spots might be. The blind spot, she found, was that she did not have an intimate relationship with herself. When you create an intimate relationship with yourself, it can save your marriage, help you find the right partner, make you peaceful in your skin, make sex better, and even bring in more money. It completely up-levels your life. Creating an intimate relationship with yourself requires embracing the light as well as the dark. Most of us are addicted to something that keeps us from feeling: Facebook, porn, ice cream at 3 A.M. And since we’ve never been taught to feel, or that feelings are bad, we keep going back to these behaviors that won’t allow us to rest and be present and feel safe in our own body. When you start to take a look at your inner self, keep this in mind: Stop resisting the parts of yourself that you’re judging and come into acceptance of that side of yourself. Assign labels or names to aspects of your identity without negative connotations. It helps identify which emotion is calling for our attention. By labeling them and acknowledging them, you can balance them within yourself and take on the positive aspects of those feelings. Give yourself permission to play, slow down, or create unique experiences. Some things might sound silly, gross, or illogical, but if you have the urge inside of you, decide if you can give yourself permission to do it. Most people think their self-worth is earned from the outside in. They think that if people outside of them, or circumstances outside of their control, just behaved in a certain way, then they would feel okay on the inside. But that doesn’t work. You need to integrate the feelings within yourself and earn that self-worth from the inside.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Do you have a thriving, intimate relationship with yourself? Do you even check in? So a simple practice you can do at the beginning of every day and the end of every day, you can have one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly and go, ‘Hey sweet thing.’ And breathe. ‘What is it that I haven’t slowed down enough to hear you say? I’m listening.’ If you begin to do this very simple, 30 seconds of your whole life at the beginning of the day and the end of the day, your inner self will go, ‘I matter. I belong. I’m enough.’ Because you care about you. And that fundamental practice will spill into all areas of your life.” -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Learn more: allanapratt.com Listen: Intimate Conversations Instagram: instagram.com/allanapratt YouTube: youtube.com/user/AlanaPratt Facebook: facebook.com/coachallanapratt Twitter: twitter.com/allanapratt   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/27/202028 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 164: My Health Scare, Recovery, & Lessons Learned | from The Daily Huddle

This is a very special episode because, instead of our usual expert guests, I am going to share with you a story of something I never imagined would happen in my life— A few weeks ago, I suffered a stroke. I never imagined this would happen to me, so today’s episode is a little different — I want to share my experience, what I learned, and my advice to help you avoid something like this happening to you. Here’s the story: In the middle of the night, I woke up feeling extremely restless and anxious. I grabbed the pillow out from under my wife’s head, apologized to her, and went back to sleep (which, in hindsight, is incredibly dangerous to do). Three hours later, our dog woke me up and I got dressed to go get him. I felt unsteady and groggy, but I had attributed that to my allergy medication. When I woke up in the morning, I opened my mouth and I noticed my speech was slurred, but I still blamed it on the medication. However, when we got downstairs and I tried to get the dog outside, I realized that I couldn’t figure out how to use the flashlight on my phone—and it all clicked together. I had had a stroke. When you break your arm, you are able to roughly get a grasp on what the next few weeks of your recovery are going to look like, what modifications you are going to have to make, and when you get to return to normal. When you have a stroke, it is very different. I didn’t know if I’d ever be able to return to work, to keep doing this podcast, and there’s no way to know at that moment. The day after going to the hospital and confirming that I had a stroke, they began performing some cognitive and physical therapy tests on me, and I passed. Steps have been taken that should prevent this from happening ever again, and my recovery is going well. This experience left me with some things that are really important for me to share: Like many others, I have been incredibly fearful of hospitals since the coronavirus. The precautions they were taking within the hospital, however, made me feel incredibly safe, possibly more than I would be grocery shopping. If there’s anything going on medically with you, please don’t avoid going to the hospital. I felt that I was in the best shape of my life when this happened, but I had continually been working after just five hours of sleep, telling myself that if I loved what I do it’s not really work. But everything takes a toll, so make sure to take breaks and recharge yourself.   It’s hard to imagine this happening to you—I sure didn’t. But I was remarkably lucky. The stress we’re under now is extreme, and it’s important to do whatever we can to mitigate our risks. Because this could happen to anyone, and hopefully with some of this advice it won’t happen to you. The most important thing right now is to focus on balance. And balancing all areas of your life, be it relationships, be it work, be it your side hustle, whatever you’re doing in your life. You need to control the time and control the energy spent around that so that you can be well.   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Listen to The Daily Huddle: www.therealshare.com www.seekyourpowers.com www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-handle-mental-health-issues-in-the-workplace/ www.therealshare.com/   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Ep. 163: Optimizing Your Stress Response & Resilience | with Wade Lightheart

Today our expert guest is Wade Lightheart, three-time Canadian national all-natural body-building champion who competed as a vegetarian and host of the Awesome Health Podcast. He’s one of the world's premier authorities on natural nutrition and training methods. Having majored in sports science at the University of New Brunswick, he’s authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise that are sold in over 80 countries. He also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and is the co-founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company. With the way the world has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been massive economic drawbacks and disruptions to people’s daily lives—which leads to a stress response in the body. We tend to look at stress as a bad thing, but if you had no stress in your life, you would die. So how much stress is enough, and how much is too much? The idea behind BiOptimizers is to optimize your biology. When looking at people in the military, there was a clear divide between people who came out of the experience fine and others who experienced PTSD or other ailments. The big difference between the two was the biological difference to responses to fear or danger. When we are faced with information, displaced from the physiological activation of movement, we don’t break down and eliminate the stress chemicals in our body. So, how do we increase our resilience to stress and balance “good stress” while avoiding “bad stress?” Remove artificial stressors from your life: Stop watching news or seeking out things on social media that produce fear and stress. Stop using screens or blue light devices 1-3 hours before bed, or at least start using blue light-blocking glasses. Maintain a form of exercise in your life. Get in the sunshine and reset your circadian rhythm. Stress in life is not only unavoidable, but necessary for survival. What we can and should do is optimize the stressors that we allow into our lives as much as possible and avoid those that are wholly unnecessary.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “You are bigger than the challenges that come to your life. Crisis is oftentimes an invitation from divinity for you to find the superself that lies within. You can overcome anything.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more at https://bioptimizers.com/ http://www.wadelightheart.net Awesome Health Podcast: https://bioptimizers.com/category/podcast/ Get 10% off with code DAILYHELPING: https://bioptimizers.com/dailyhelping Take the FREE Awesome Health Course: https://bioptimizers.com/TDH Ep. 103: The Golden Age of Digestive Health | with Wade Lightheart   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/13/202036 minutes, 32 seconds
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162. The Importance of Creative Thinking in Business & Life | with Geoff Thatcher

Today our expert guest is Geoff Thatcher, the founder and CCO at Creative Principles. He’s had a long career creating brand experiences, vision centers, museums, theme parks, and live events before he launched his own experience design firm in 2017. His eclectic background always delivers a fresh perspective and his experience includes everything from the grand opening of the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to the renovated American Airlines Museum in Texas. Geoff is also a writer and teacher. He’s ghostwritten books, blogs, and even facilitated a communication workshop for the CIA, and his new book “The CEO’s Time Machine” is a fictionalized story inspired by real-world events and business lessons. How do you be creative? Creativity is about making connections. Part of making connections is filling your life with the stimuli and inputs that will allow you to make those connections. The more you read, watch, and experience, the more you have to draw your inspiration from and make connections between things that are less obvious. You also need to know what style of creative you are: a hermit creative or a studio creative. Hermit creatives thrive on solitude and need to be alone to create, while studio creatives need to be able to bounce ideas off of others and collaborate. Even though Geoff is an extrovert, he still is at his most creative when he is by himself. The lesson to be gleaned from “The CEO’s Time Machine” is that a business’s decisions rely as much on the past as they do the future. Even if you know what happened in the past, and even if you could see into the future, you would still have to make the decision to make a decision today. Too many companies ignore their past instead of learning and growing from it. And at any company, the future of that company is already there if you look for it — the people and voices that are already there. To avoid making those mistakes, it’s important to listen to a mantra from Bruce Weindruch of the History Factory: “Start with the future and work back.” Think of where you want to be, and then look back into your past and look at the milestones that inform where you actually want to go in the future. Ultimately, the future is ours to create. If we can use our creativity to see the connections between the possibilities of the past and the future, we can make it happen.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Don’t be afraid to share your idea. Don’t be afraid. People will laugh, people will giggle, that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas because one of those ideas just might change the world.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: creativeprincipals.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/geoffthatcher Twitter: twitter.com/geoffthatcher Read: “The CEO’s Time Machine”   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
7/6/202032 minutes, 28 seconds
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161. Following the Success Principles, Pt. 2 | with Jack Canfield

Returning for the second part of our interview, our expert guest is Jack Canfield, known as America’s #1 success coach and co-author of more than 200 books, including “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be,” “The Success Principles Workbook,” and the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, which includes more than 40 New York Times best-sellers. If you don’t know what your breakthrough goal is, how do you cut through the noise and define that? Jack believes that everyone is born with a purpose — something that brings them immense amounts of joy to do. Whatever that purpose is, you then have to find a way to monetize it. Find out what people need that you can deliver that makes people come alive. If you don’t know right away, hold on to the question and meditate on it. The answer will come to you, but you have to get out of fear and lean into creativity. In Jack’s latest book is “The Success Principles Workbook,” but he actually doesn’t want people to *read* this book — he wants you to *do* the book. The book does have enough information on why to do the things he’s asking you to do, but the bulk is about how to take action. There are exercises, worksheets, and interactive questions to help you get clear about what steps to take. The sequencing of events in the book is also critically important: Take 100% responsibility for your life, getting clear about your life purpose, getting clear about the vision that will fulfill that purpose, turning that vision into specific goals, getting clear about the beliefs you will have to hold, using visualization and affirmations,  Jack Canfield wants to leave a legacy of making the world realize that everyone can be as successful as they want. His goal is to have a million people teaching the Success Principles in school, chuches, businesses, and more.   The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “I want people to know that you have everything in you that you need to achieve anything that you want. You may have to learn something you’ve never learned before, you may have to partner up with people you’ve never met before, you may have to get some certifications that you don’t have, but you are never given a dream without being given the capacity, the ability, the mindset, the skills, the talents. You may have to develop the skills but the talents are in you. So if you have a dream, know that you have the capacity to make that dream come true. I would just add to that that there is a science of success. We talk about neuroscience, we talk about physical science, there is a science of success. And if you study that science and you do things in the right way, in the right order, at the right time, you can achieve anything that you want.”   --   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: www.jackcanfield.com Read: “The Success Principles" Read: “The Success Principles Workbook” www.chickensoup.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackCanfieldFan Instagram: www.instagram.com/jackcanfield_official Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackCanfield   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/29/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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160. Following the Success Principles, Pt. 1 | with Jack Canfield

Today our expert guest is Jack Canfield, known as America’s #1 success coach and co-author of more than 200 books, including “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be,” “The Success Principles Workbook,” and the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, which includes more than 40 New York Times best-sellers. Jack had always wanted to make a difference, but when he was just starting out, he had no idea what kind of reach and impact he would have today. He would have been thrilled with one best-selling book, but it has gone far beyond that. At the end of the first book, he asked for people to send in their stories in case they decided to make another book, and the outpouring of support they received was astounding. Jack recently released “The Success Principles Workbook” as a companion guide to “The Success Principles." Most people read the book, get really inspired, and then put the book on their shelf and don’t follow through with it. The people going through his coaching programs and seminars were doing really well, and he wanted to find a way to put a coaching program in a book.   What is it that some of the world’s most successful people are doing? Take 100% responsibility for your life and your results. Look around for the opportunities available. Even in difficult times, that just means people are in more need than ever before. Meet those needs. If you want something in life, you have to ask. Don’t be afraid of hearing no. If you do, you didn’t lose anything. You’re right where you always were. Asking is a numbers game, so keep asking until you hear a yes.   This is just the first part of the incredible interview with Jack Canfield. In part two, we’ll hear more success principles, as well as Jack’s “Daily Helping.”   Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life.   Resources: Learn more: www.jackcanfield.com Read: “The Success Principles" Read: “The Success Principles Workbook” www.chickensoup.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackCanfieldFan Instagram: www.instagram.com/jackcanfield_official Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackCanfield   The Daily Helping is produced by Crate Media
6/22/202023 minutes, 6 seconds
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159. Your Personality isn’t Permanent |