EP. 192 Kyle Brown How To Alchemize Hustle Into Surrender & Flow

The truth is heart-centered. The truth just beams from your master source of intelligence, which is your intuition.

Kyle Brown was fully invested in the hustle culture. He played competitive water polo in college and was also a competitive bodybuilder. His lifestyle revolved around pushing and going and everything he did was focused around competition and competing against himself. But that all changed in January 2019 when Kyle got sick to the point of near-death.

He was diagnosed with double pneumonia. He had sepsis too and his organs were shutting down. Until this point, Kyle was a healthy, strong individual who was 5% lean all year around. He didn’t take any kind of pharmaceuticals and he believed mind over matter was enough to push through anything.

Suddenly, Kyle was faced with a situation that his default approach couldn’t solve. He had to surrender and hope that antibiotics would save his life.

In this moment of surrender, Kyle realized that his striving lifestyle was actually digging a grave. He began asking different questions… Was there a better way to live? In the process, Kyle discovered a new path to health and balance – a journey we explore in this powerful episode.

Kyle Brown has empowered busy entrepreneurs for roughly two decades to break down barriers to achieve physical, mental, and emotional mastery. This is a process he calls Rapid Harmony. World changers, top CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, professional and Olympic athletes, and countless celebrities have worked with Kyle to develop a sustainable, fit, happy, peaceful, aligned and balanced lifestyle. Kyle is also the CEO and creator of FIT 365®, an all-natural, delicious, gourmet meal in a shake.

In this episode, Kyle and I explore:

  1. What is EFT tapping?
  2. How healing can happen instantaneously.
  3. The power of acknowledging your radio station.
  4. Cultivating self-trust and surrender.
  5. Kyle’s near-death story and how it transformed his perspective on life.
  6. How to create a surrendered lifestyle and way of being.
  7. Healing guilt and shame with EFT.
  8. Why anger is a key part of any transformation.
  9. A simple practice for exposing your inner critic.
  10. Why it’s not selfish to receive.
  11. And more…

EP. 185 Panache Desai How To Finally Realize That You Are Enough – Revisited

When we’re experiencing peace, we’re authentically being who we are.

I recorded this conversation with spiritual leader Panache Desai the weekend before the first COVID lockdown changed the world. This conversation happened at a pivotal point in my life when I’d been seeking deeper levels of self-love, but I didn’t know how to access it.

Then Panache came into my life…

Panache is one of the most enlightened humans I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. In fact, this conversation – recorded live in Austin – became the catalyst that sparked my wild rollercoaster ride of 2020.

I’m extremely excited to re-release this episode because it holds so much wisdom about self-love, acceptance, peace and surrender. Panache has an incredible message about embracing your enoughness which is both healing and empowering. I can’t wait for you to tap back into his magic.

Panache Desai is a visionary thought leader and a life catalyst in the area of human development. This incredible human has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, he’s collaborated with Depak Chopra and has worked with everyone from Neale Donald Walsh to Joe Dispenza, Brian Weiss, Ram Dass, James Redfield, and other luminaries in the fields of spiritual and personal development. Panache is also an international bestselling author and at this pivotal point in human history, he’s published a new book – You Are Enough – Revealing the Soul to Discover Your Power, Potential, and Possibility. 

Here’s a taste of what Panache and I discuss:

  1.  Why Panache’s daughter forced him to surrender to the uncertainty of life – and the beautiful healing journey that happened as a result.
  2.  The priceless gift of struggle and suffering.
  3.  What does peace and surrender feel like?
  4.  What is the essential self?
  5.  Does ego ever help us play at our highest level?
  6.  How can you get to the point where you feel enough?
  7.  What we have to learn about enoughness from squirrels.
  8.  What role does the mind play in helping us live our higher self?
  9.  Tools to make your mind the poster child of the heart.
  10.  The power of the breath.
  11.  The five commitments of enoughness.
  12.  What is presence?

I guarantee this episode will inspire a new way of thinking; leaving you empowered to approach today’s world with a sense of hope, faith, and peace.

EP. 189 Zach Rehder Cultivating Presence Through The Power Of Your Breath

The breath knows us better than we know ourselves.

On average we breathe around 20,000 times a day, but how many of those breaths are conscious?

Breathwork is a practice that can deepen your awareness, cultivate presence, and help you find, release, and move through discomfort in your body. Best of all, this tool is accessible to all of us and it’s completely free.

I’ve been exploring the power of the breath more and more over the past few years. Breath is the thread that flows through so many healing modalities and it always blows my mind how something so simple [and natural] can be profoundly potent and powerful.

In this episode, I’m interviewing a breathwork practitioner – Zach Rehder – for a deep dive into the myriad of ways that breathwork can elevate your life.

Zach Rehder is an international teacher, speaker and healer. Through a series of awakenings, he became a channel for messages and energies that heal, unlock and awaken human potential. His work enables individuals to dissolve barriers and free themselves from negativity, limitation and lack.

Zach travels to facilitate seminars and workshops and regularly hosts teleclasses and online programs. He provides remote and in-person private sessions for clients from around the globe.  Many clients have experienced amazing, inexplicable healings and awakenings through Zach’s programs and sessions.

In this episode, Zach and I explore:

  1. Why are we so unconscious of our breath?
  2. What is the best way to breathe?
  3. Why Zach decided to dedicate his life to breathwork.
  4. A daily practice that brings more agency to the breath.
  5. Learning to be present with the discomfort.
  6. The links between meditation and breathwork.
  7. What does truth feel like?
  8. Leading from presence, not thought.
  9. And more…

Breath is a powerful way to connect with the present moment and feel more deeply into your body and your being. This beautiful conversation is a gateway into a breathwork practice – and a tool that can serve you in any moment of your life.

EP. 182 Mike O’Krent Curiosity, Conversation, And Mastering The Art Of Listening

To get to that emotion, to get to that connection that I think we all crave, you have to be a good listener.

Humans have been connecting through stories since time immemorial. There’s something about stories that hook us in, build meaningful connection, and even leave us forever changed.

This episode’s guest has been extracting and telling other people’s life stories for decades. Mike O’Krent’s journey started in 1996 when he spent four years interviewing Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. [Now the USC Shoah Foundation.]

This life-changing experience inspired Mike to master the art of listening – honing his interviewing skills to bring out the heart and essence of his interviewees.

Through Mike’s work at Lifestories Alive, powerful stories don’t have to be left in the graveyard. Instead, they can be captured as a legacy for future generations to tap into their ancestry.

Tune into this episode and discover some powerful tips and techniques that will sharpen your own listening, storytelling, and conversation skills. You’ll also discover what’s possible when you tap into the art of listening and set an intention to know another human on a deep and meaningful level.

Check out these episode highlights:

How Mike felt interviewing Holocaust survivors.
What are the healing aspects of telling your story?
“The chill of the sigh” and the feeling of telling the story.
Mike’s incredible tip for being a better listener.
The power of clarifying questions.
How personal stories heal families.
Interviewing centurions.
How do you encourage someone to tell a story they don’t believe matters?
The reason WHY? is such a powerful question.
Where Mike’s passion for capturing stories comes from
Questions to ask to unlock a life story.
The power of finding your own story.
And more…

As a podcaster, I’ve seen for myself how conversations evolve and deepen as my own listening skills develop with practice.

I loved speaking with this master storyteller and I know you’ll take so much from Mike’s wisdom.

EP. 180 Britt Lefkoe How To Get What You Don’t Even Know You Want

My story about the world and everyone in it is what’s making me feel these things, and so I’m the one that has the power to shift that story.

Have you ever wondered why people don’t implement good advice… even advice that they pay for?

The answer is your underlying belief system. If advice contradicts or conflicts with who you believe yourself to be [and what you believe is possible], the advice won’t stick.

No wonder belief work is so powerful…

It’s in our rewiring of our deeply held beliefs that meaningful change and transformation can happen – something that this episode’s guest is a master of.

Britt Lefkoe is a business and personal development coach, who specializes in coaching entrepreneurs and executives who are looking to push through glass ceilings, uplevel in their business, and create more joy and authenticity in their lives.

For over 20 years, Britt has been expanding upon the groundbreaking work of her father, Morty Lefkoe, whose belief-based, neuroscientific approach to business and personal development has been instrumental in the growth of individuals and organizations around the world.

Britt’s work is focused on identifying and shifting the underlying beliefs, thoughts, and feelings that are typically buried underneath layers of achieving, accomplishments, and pushing through. Her highly customized methodology helps clients identify blind spots and create unwavering confidence, to accelerate growth without undiagnosed problems holding them back.

In this episode, Britt explains how you can leverage your emotions as messengers and reveals how to work with the wounded inner child to open the door for new opportunities going forward.

We cover a LOT in this episode, including the following highlights:

    1. Why we’re afraid to dive into bigger possibilities.
    2. What comes first? Do you focus on the mindset or the emotions?
    3. How do you unravel the stories that hold you back?
    4. Building on the foundation left behind by others.
    5. How does self-love allow you to experience a deep, rich life.
    6. What it means to be a mirror for others.
    7. Embodying your power to be a ripple for others.
    8. Exploring your relationship with courage.
    9. Expanding your life through the power of feelings alone.
    10. Letting the universe surprise you.
    11. And more…

Britt is a beautiful soul whose beingness is an inspiration. Her energy lights you up and the way she moves through life and honors the universe encourages others to look for more joy.

This powerful episode is packed with golden insights that can inspire you to believe that you can move through anything and everything that holds you back.

I can’t wait for you to check it out.

EP. 177 Vipul Bhesania How To Find Truth In Stillness, Silence, & Introspection

When you reflect on your journey, you’re better able to connect the dots.​

What do YOU think about the world?

How can you differentiate between the knowledge you’ve acquired from books and the wisdom you’ve embodied as your own?

What is the truth of who YOU are – and how can you go about finding it all?

Vipul Bhesania’s life transformed when he developed severe eczema while studying at university. His condition was so extreme that even sleep became painful because his skin tore so easily. Physical pain made Vipul question his ambition to become a successful, highly paid city of London lawyer. Instead, he got interested in philosophy and began asking bigger and bigger questions.

Who am I?

What is this force behind science?

What is underneath all the layers of my identity?

As a result of these conversations, Vipul transformed his relationship with himself – and cultivated the beautiful skill of expressing emotions through words.

Today, Vipul inspires other people to seek their truth through his Know Your Legacy podcast, and his new book – ‘Searching in Silence’.

In this episode, Vipul shares the personal journey that inspired his spiritual evolution and empowered him to connect with his truth.

Together, we explore:

  1. What inspires Vipul’s writing and creative process.
  2. How to connect with your true sense of self.
  3. Self-reflection and how it builds self-trust.
  4. Why gratitude is the undercurrent beneath it all.
  5. What inspired Vipul’s spiritual path.
  6. Digging into the concept of shedding.
  7. The power of building a relationship with yourself.
  8. The journey of expressing your emotions and heartspace through writing.
  9. And more…

If your soul is calling for self-discovery and you’re ready to reconnect with your authentic self and unlock the answers to your biggest questions, this soulful conversation holds an abundance of clues.

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Vipul Bhesania