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Susan David, Ph.D.: Cultivating Resilience and Emotional Agility  

Guest: Susan David, Ph.D. is a Psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; resilience expert, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, and author of Emotional Agility. Story: Growing up in South Africa, Susan lost her father at a young age. During this pivotal time, everyday heroes emerged in her life, helping to guide her through her grief as an experience of resilience and emotional agility. This became the foundation of her quest to understand and improve the human condition. Susan David resilienceBig idea(s): Instead of simply "pushing through" to positivity, there are practical ways that we can be with ourselves and our emotions that begin to activate our readiness potential, goal setting, and capability to make real change in our lives. Our emotions have evolved to help us survive in the world. If we push them aside, we lose our ability to respond effectively. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is being able to notice your fear and your disquiet and chose the right thing to do, in alignment with your values. You’d never guess: How Susan’s teacher’s "intervention" sparked her entire career and ultimately helped form her view of herself as resilient and capable in the world. Current passion project: Researching and teaching others about our emotions, hidden drivers, and below-the-radar impulses, and how they Ȋcontrolȋ us when we interact with the world and others around us. Rockstar sponsors/supporters: Camp GLP - Register by June 28, 2017 and lock in your $100 discount. After that registration returns to full-price. And, more important, we don't have a lot of spots left, so there is a decent change we will sell soon and have no spots left at any price. So, come grab your spot now! http://goodlifeproject.com/camp/

How Do You Know When to Take a Leap of Faith?  

A lot of the decisions we make are about tiny tweaks that, in some way, make things better. But, on occasion, life hands us a seeming opportunity to "do something BIG!" Something that holds the potential to profoundly change our lives, the lives of others and maybe even bring into existence a new paradigm, profession, body of work or worldview. Thing about these moments, the always include giant leaps of faith. There is no way to know or prove you'll succeed at something big and new, before you actually do it. In fact, if you could prove it's success in advance, that tells you it's not actually big or new. Because, the only way to do that is if you've already done it before, or if someone else has. Then, it's no longer the revolution you'd hoped it might be. So, when you are faced with the decision to say yes or no, to allocate time, money, energy or resources to something potentially game-changing, where you don't know how it's going to end, how do you make THOSE decisions? On THAT level? Do you trust others? Do you look for data? Do you trust your intuition? That's what today's GLP Riff is all about. Rockstar sponsors & supporters: Camp GLP - Come spend 3 1/2 days with "your people," make amazing friendships, drop the facade, reignite your vitality and learn powerful strategies and breakthrough business ideas. Learn more & grab your spot now. http://goodlifeproject.com/camp/ 90-day year - Check out the free online video masterclasses on hyper-productivity now and 90 Day Year program. https://www.90dayyear.com/p/?p=omcitykid&w=90dysp

Erik Wahl: On Art, Money, Creativity and Power  

Guest: Erik Wahl is a tech-executive turned renowned artist, speaker, author and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought-provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after presenters on the corporate keynote circuit, where he travels the world opening people's minds with a blend of cinematic stage theatrics, high-speed live-painting and deep wisdom. His latest book is The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity Story: Erik lost everything when the early dot-com bubble burst, then turned to art as a form of healing, expression and a new way to share ideas, with a focus on street art and graffiti. He then taught himself how to paint large-scale street art style images at high-speed and transformed the process into riveting live shows with a powerful message. Big idea: Redefining what it means to be a successful artist. You'd never guess: Why he competed in the world series of poker to enhance creativity and experiential learning, and how he uses game theory as a way to grow emotional intelligence. Current passion project: Extreme biohacking for creativity (cryotherapy, fasting, ballistic exercise). Rockstar sponsors & supporters: 90-day year - Check out the free online video masterclasses on hyper-productivity now and 90 Day Year program. https://www.90dayyear.com/p/?p=omcitykid&w=90dysp Camp GLP. Come spend 3 1/2 days with "your people," make amazing friendships, drop the facade, reignite your vitality and learn powerful strategies and breakthrough business ideas. Grab your spot before the final $100 discount expires on June 28, 2017 (and we sell out). http://goodlifeproject.com/camp/ photo credit: Sean Sheridan & Erik Wahl

When to Grow and When to Say No.  

What if you said no to every new idea and opportunity, until whatever you're currently working on is operating at a level of stun? We have so many opportunities come at us all day long. Ideas, projects, products, partnerships and paths that could lead to new experiences, ventures and impact. And fun! It's easy to become dazzled into saying yes to all. Entrepreneurial and career ADD is alive and well. Problem is, with rare exception, saying yes to something new is the wrong call, unless and until the thing you're currently doing is already operating at or near it's true potential. How and why, and what to do about that is what we're talking about on today's GLP Riff. Rockstar sponsors & supporters: Camp GLP - Come spend 3 1/2 days with "your people," make amazing friendships, drop the facade, reignite your vitality and learn powerful strategies and breakthrough business ideas. Learn more & grab your spot now. http://goodlifeproject.com/camp/

Latham Thomas: On Birth, Surrender, Wisdom and Ease  

Guest: Latham Thomas is a wellness & birth coach/doula and founder of maternity brand, Mama Glow, as well as the author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy. She’s on a mission to transform maternal wellness. Latham's practice provides support to pre/postnatal women along their journey to motherhood offering culinary and nutritional services, yoga, and birth coaching services. Latham has become the go-to-guru for modern, holistic living for women during pregnancy and beyond! She also serves as the Maternity Wellness expert on the Advisory Board of Yahoo! Health and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Day NY, CBS News, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, Essence, Fit Pregnancy and so much more. Her forthcoming book, Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within is available for pre-order now. Rockstar sponsors: Get paid online, on-time with Freshbooks! Today's show is supported by FreshBooks, cloud accounting software that makes it insanely easy for freelancers and professionals to get paid online, track expenses and do more of what you love. Get your 1-month free trial, no credit card required, at FreshBooks.com/goodlife (enter The Good Life Project in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section). 90-Day Year - Free online masterclass series on achieving your one-year vision in 90-days. For show note links go to: goodlifeproject.com/latham Photo credit: Jessica Morrisey Photography

The Truth About Money and Happiness  

Can money buy you happiness? Can it buy you a good life? The answer, it turns out, may surprise you. In today's expanded GLP Riff, we vault past all the self-help platitudes and dive into the actual research on money, happiness and life-satisfaction. We do a bunch of myth-busting and share some eye-opening science-based realities that may not play all that nicely with many of the proverbs we so often see and hear around social media (the ones that also let us feel good about saying "it doesn't matter"). Money, it turns out, may well matter more than you think, and in ways you didn't realize. Moving beyond money, happiness and good life myth-busting, we then give you specific advice on how to "use" money to make your life better. And, we explore the next logical question,"how much money do you really need to be happy and fulfilled?" Rockstar sponsors: Get paid online, on-time with Freshbooks! Today's show is supported by FreshBooks, cloud accounting software that makes it insanely easy for freelancers and professionals to get paid online, track expenses and do more of what you love. Get your 1-month free trial, no credit card required, at FreshBooks.com/goodlife (enter The Good Life Project in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section).

The Truth About Money and Happiness  

Can money buy you happiness? Can it buy you a good life? The answer, it turns out, may surprise you. In today’s expanded GLP Riff, we vault past all the self-help platitudes and dive into the actual research on money, happiness and life-satisfaction. We do a bunch of myth-busting and share some eye-opening science-based realities […]

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Max Levi Frieder: Art as an Act of Collective Elevation.  

Guest: Max Levi Frieder is the Co-founder and Co-executive director of the international community-based public art organization Artolution. His projects have taken him from Israel and Palestine to the Jordanian-Syrian border, Turkey, India, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States. Story: Max has traveled the world facilitating public, collaborative […]

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On Darkness: We Need to Talk.  

Chris Cornell’s soaring vocals served as the soundtrack to a moment in my life. The whole Seattle grunge scene came alive at a time when I yearned for a sound that felt more raw and real. Fronting the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, Cornell’s voice connected on the most visceral level. So, […]

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Sheryl O’Loughlin: On Building a Mission-Driven Life  

Guest: Sheryl O’Loughlin, the former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum Organics and author of Killing It: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart. Sheryl is currently CEO of REBBL super-herb beverages. Story: A rising star in the marketing world, Sheryl left a career in a mega-corp to join them fledgling CLIF […]

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What Would I Tell My 20-something Self?  

Short answer: chill out. Slightly longer answer: Change the way you measure success, and run experiments. For the next handful of years or, who knows, maybe even the next decade, use a different metric. Instead of money, power, prestige, rank, relative wealth or any of those things, elevate self-discovery as your primary measure of success. […]

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Andrew Forsthoefel: Walking to Listen, a 4,000 Mile Odyssey.  

Guest: Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, public speaker, and author of Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time Story: At 23, Andrew walked out the back door of his home in Pennsylvania, with a backpack and a sign that read “Walking to Listen.” Some 4,000 miles and countless conversations later, […]

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Accelerated Learning: Get Good at Anything in 20 Hours  

What if you could get really good at almost anything in only 20 hours? Sounds like an impossible promise, but it’s not. Accelerated learning hacker and author of The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast!, Josh Kaufman, says anyone can do it. In today’s special expanded Riff, Josh busts myths about what it takes […]

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Jen Sincero: You are a Badass (at life and money)  

Guest: Jen Sincero, #1 NY Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money. Story: From playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, CA to building a career as an internationally-acclaimed and massively successful writer on her own terms. Big idea(s): Stepping into your true identity […]

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Before You Lead, Follow.  

What if being a follower and not a leader was the perfect place for you to be? We’ve heard so much about how we all need to lead, to found, to build, to create. From relationships to careers to business to health to life. Being a follower is, in some way, considered being “less than.” […]

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Addicted to Tech? Here’s How to Tell (and what to do).  

How do you know if you’re addicted to your phone? Or maybe your favorite game, app, text, snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or online shopping? Is it even possible to be truly addicted to these things? You know, like on the level of drugs? Or are we all just being a bit too alarmist? Where is the […]

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Summer of Love 2017: Remixed  

Fifty years ago, in 1967, some 100,000 hippies came together in Haight-Ashbury for the famed Summer of Love. They gathered to celebrate an ethos of love, generosity the pursuit of meaning and expanded consciousness. While psychedelics were a not infrequent part of the culture, the bigger pursuit took the form of a counterculture revolution. It […]

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Dr. Terry Wahls: When Hope Returns  

The earliest signs of Terry Wahls’ condition began to surface in med-school. An electric shock of unknown original seemed to randomly radiate across her face. But it would be many more years, deep into her practice as a physician, before additional symptoms would lead to a diagnoses of multiple sclerosis. Within three years, she found herself largely confined […]

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Finding Home  

Today, we’re answering a powerful questions from a listener who writes: “…how do you find a sense of place and home, when we live in an increasingly mobile world? This is a topic often discussed among people in the development community who move often. We all struggle with our sense of “home” and what that […]

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