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. 181 Elia Gourgouris Choosing A Life Of Happiness, Gratitude, & Self-Love

There is a fundamental and universal… almost like a human right, for us to be happy.

If you ask parents around the world what they most want for their kids, most will answer happiness. You could say that happiness is the core aim of the human experience.

So why do so many people struggle to experience one of the feelings we crave the most?

This episode’s guest is Dr. Elia Gourgouris who’s a keynote speaker, author, and president of The Happiness Center – an organization of world-leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology dedicated to creating personal success and happiness.

Dr Elia believes that happiness is a choice. In this episode, Dr Elia shares what he’s learned about the 7 pathways to lasting happiness – and how these paths can lead to self-love, success, and greater work-life balance.

Dr Elia is the author of the #1 bestseller 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. With his positive psychology background, he’s helped thousands of people over the past 35 years choose happiness. Dr Elia also co-hosts the weekly The Kindness and Happiness Connection podcast and was the Executive Producer of the Reality TV show Cash Cowboys and is currently working on a new Reality TV show called The Kindness Givers!

In this powerful episode, Dr Elia and I explore:

Key takeaways:

  1. Why do we find it hard to believe that happiness is a choice?
  2. Self-forgiveness as a courageous act.
  3. The life-changing advice Elia received from his grandfather when he was five-years-old.
  4. Why helping is a catalyst for happiness and joy.
  5. What does true happiness feel like?
  6. The link between happiness and forgiving.
  7. Why your life is a reflection of what’s happening on the inside.
  8. How to love yourself – even during times of adversity and challenge.
  9. The importance of eliminating toxic relationships from your life.
  10. Healing the fear of being alone.
  11. The difference between needing to know and accepting what is.

Dr Elia explains how you can impact the way you feel by choosing your attitude. When you believe that happiness is a choice, you can back control over your life and intentionally create moments that spark joy.

If you desire more happiness in your life, you’ll love hearing what Dr Elia has to say in this deep-dive conversation.

EP. 190 Nick Onken Everyone Is A Creator. Tapping Into Your Inner Genius

I think identity alchemy is finding who you are at the core.

How do you identify and define yourself when you have multiple interests and multiple talents? How do you encapsulate it all under one umbrella with a common message?

For Nick Onken, the answer is Identity Alchemy – the creative art of deconstructing who you are [and who you’ve been] so you can discover the essence that sits at your core.

This episode’s guest is Nick Onken – a creative alchemist who dances between the roles of photographer, hat designer, podcaster, artist, and entrepreneur. He’s lived a creative life where his curiosity has guided him to shed identities and redefine himself as his work and life have shifted and evolved.

In this episode, Nick and I explore the creative power we can all access – to unleash our inner genius.

Nick Onken has been commissioned by top tier brands such as Nike, Coca Cola, Adidas and publishers such as Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire. His portfolio of photographed personalities include Justin Bieber, Usher, Tom Hanks, Jessica Alba and Tony Robbins, to name a few. Nick also supports, and photographs for Pencils of Promise, a reputable non-profit organization using education as the most powerful tool to change the world.

In this beautiful episode, Nick and I explore:

  1. What does identity alchemy mean?
  2. The power of personal brands
  3. The creative force of connecting to the energy of the moment.
  4. Creation as a tool to pull yourself into your truth.
  5. Intentionality and creating your moments.
  6. Dancing between masuline and feminine energies to let the magic flow.
  7. What it means to deconstruct and what secrets this opens up?
  8. Curiosity, exploring the world of possibilities, and creating for the pure joy of it.
  9. And more…

Nick’s on a mission to raise consciousness through the art he creates in the world – no matter what art form that is. He believes everyone is a creator with the ability to explore and express their inner genius – and in this episode he shows you how.

EP. 188 Susanne Goldstein Discovering The Courage To Do What You Were Meant To Do

Belief and trust and faith and ultimately courage comes from understanding that when we move first, the universe actually follows.

When I first met this week’s guest, there were firecrackers! We had an instant connection, and I knew this conversation would be phenomenal.

Susanne Goldstein is a high-end coach and mentor for purpose-driven humans who desire to be a force for good in the world. She helps people live life with their souls on fire, and she’s been coaching and consulting everyone from startups to Fortune 100 companies for over 30 years.

Perhaps most importantly is how Susanne walks her talk. She knows how to cultivate the courage to upgrade herself and follow her dreams, as demonstrated by her impressive career and life moves.

Through her company, DAREHuman, Susanne helps people crack open their consciousness, fortify their emotional foundation, activate their authentic purpose, accelerate their ability to “get sh*t done,” and build high-performing and high-impact entrepreneurial ventures.

Here are some of the key takeaways from this great conversation:

  1. How Susanne sets monthly The[ME]s to upgrade herself like software.
  2. Susanne Version 17.0 and healing yourself through The[ME]s.
  3. Susanne’s Matrix movie ritual for upleveling and upgrading.
  4. The power of asking yourself who you want to BE.
  5. The Habit Framework for being choiceful in moments of chaos.
  6. Standing for the evolution of humanity.
  7. Susanne’s Tom Cruise story for cultivating your ‘it’ factor.
  8. Breaking through the sound barrier as a metaphor for fear.
  9. Playing volleyball with the universe for a better life.
  10. The problem with toxic positivity and the truth about emotions
  11. Working with the DAREHuman Diamond.
  12. And more…

One of the things I loved most about this episode is that Susanne does not hold back on the processes she shares. If you’re looking for some practical tools and inspiring stories to help you upgrade your life, this episode is full of them!

Check it out now…

EP. 186 Joseph Billotti Lessons From A Long Life

The things I’m most grateful for in this moment are actually the lessons and the experiences I had when things were hardest.

One of the things I love most about Stay Grounded is the opportunity it provides to meet people from all walks of life. Over the years, I’ve interviewed some fascinating people, and this episode is no different…

Apart from the way that Joseph Billotti and I met.

I’ve recently been spending time on the phone connecting with JavaPresse Coffee Club OGs. These are people who’ve been drinking JavaPresse coffee for years and I wanted to know what they love about the brand.

89-year-old Joseph was one of the people I interviewed.

What was supposed to be a 15-minute chat about coffee morphed into a deep conversation about life, love, spirituality, service, and more.

Joseph has lived a full and colorful life. He’s traveled over the world as a missionary, fought cancer, and cultivated a deep connection with God. His perspective on life inspired me so much that I invited him onto the show.

He’s one of Stay Grounded’s oldest guests and I’m so excited for you to hear Joseph’s lessons from a long life.

In this episode, we explore:

  1. Joseph’s journey to connecting with himself.
  2. Meaningful coffee rituals. How Joseph starts his day with intention.
  3. “Everything is a prayer”. How Joseph inspires faith in life.
  4. The roles of forgiveness and gratitude.
  5. Joseph’s spiritual beliefs, finding God, and understanding the soul.
  6. Lessons for beautiful friendships.
  7. Joseph’s core message about life after 89 years on this planet.
  8. Navigating cancer.
  9. And more…

It’s a gift to be able to glimpse at life through the eyes of an 89 year old who’s lived through and experienced so much. It’s my hope that you can extract some age-old wisdom for yourself when you listen to this episode.

EP. 184 Bo Cicak Trusting In The Bigger Plan That Life Has For You

Just show up for the plan that the Universe has already provided for you.

We’re living in an age of collective evolution where we’re relearning what it means to be human. More and more people are challenging the old paradigms of success and fulfillment; finding new ways to be, have, and do the things we desire.

Dr Bo Cicak is one of these humans.

Voted San Diego’s #1 Chiropractor in 2019 and 2020, Dr Bo is an embodied example of what it means to prioritize health and create a life attuned to a spiritual calling.

In this episode, Dr Bo explores his journey to trusting in an unseen power as he’s learned to prioritize the inner world and live a more responsive life.

Tune in now to hear how chiropractic philosophy can increase your capacity to surrender to the pull of life – as you stay grounded in what matters most to you.

Dr Bo Cicak is an educator of health and a student of life. He offers a profound perspective on how to become the very best version of yourself. As a Chiropractor, his focus is not only on proper alignment of your spine but also to ensure you learn all the necessary health habits in order to correct your condition and live life to the fullest.

In this episode, Dr Bo and I explore how to find greater meaning in all that you do – so that you can become all that you are and create your best life.

Some key takeaways include:

  1. The importance of optimizing for the way you feel.
  2. How to know when you’re out of flow.
  3. The power of starting your day internally instead of externally.
  4. Transforming our understanding of hard work.
  5. Dance, movement, loosening up and alchemizing unsettled energy.
  6. Tapping into the WHY behind the energies and emotions you feel.
  7. A dive into chiropractic philosophy.
  8. The physical weight of an emotional thought. [Example from my relationship break-up].
  9. How Bo’s career shift is an example of an act of surrender.
  10. What it means to surrender to life.
  11. And more…

If you know there’s more to life, and you’re ready to sink into what your heart, body, and emotions are calling you to explore, this episode is for you.