The All-Seeing Eye  

Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories. With President Putin enjoying sky-high approval ratings, Sarah Rainsford travels to the hear the verdict in the trial of a man hoping to replace Mr. Putin. Just how difficult is it to be in opposition in Russia? In Turkey, there have been tens of thousands of arrests, numerous terrorist attacks, and the government is planning to hold a referendum, aimed at giving the President more powers. Its a time of instability. As a result, as Louise Callaghan has found, people are flocking to the psychics. The scale of the sex trafficking trade is hard to determine, though many governments have now admitted they need to do more about the problem. Often the victims are reluctant to talk. In south east Nigeria, Colin Freeman finds that the belief in a slave goddess is now being exploited by traffickers to instill fear into trafficked women. In Indonesia, Rebecca Henschke is invited to a judge in the annual transgender beauty contest. But amid all the glamour and glitter, there is an underlying worry about growing intolerance in the country. And our man in Paris, Hugh Schofield, says sometimes the cliche that a teacher can change your life is actually true. He reminisces about a man called "Mush" who taught him French, in 1960s Dublin.

The Follies of Experts  

John Gray assesses why experts failed to predict recent seismic events. He says they operated under the long-held but mistaken belief that history unfolds according to predictable patterns. "Human events have no overall direction", he writes, "and history obeys no laws". He discusses how we can prepare ourselves for the "unknowable future". Producer: Adele Armstrong.

75: Removing Blocks to Being in a Relationship with Leila  

Today’s episode is about manifesting a relationship. Leila has been impacted by her father’s happiness, or lack of it, much more than she realizes. She would like guidance on how to remove any blocks she has formed.

[For show notes go here:]

As you heard in the call, Leila’s true inspiration for calling in was the desire to be in a loving relationship, and to understand why she wasn’t attracting the kind of relationship she wants in her life.

Programming from our past can impact us more than we are aware. In Leila’s case, she didn’t realize her father’s apathy towards his own life affected her. As a child, she felt like he wasn’t excited to be with her, and she felt not chosen and not fully seen. She longed for a connection with her father. We can only give the love we give ourselves.

A parent’s impact on us is often more obvious when they have been abusive or suffer from an addiction. It’s important to look at the more subtle things that may be affecting you.

Leila also didn’t want to take on the responsibility of fixing someone or making them happy. She felt taking on a relationship would be a heavy weight and a burden, and she would be responsible for making the man happy. It’s important to note that the role of a romantic partner and role of a parent are two very different things.

Listen to my Coaches Corner with Marie Forleo of B-School. B-School is an online business school that covers everything you need to know to start your own business, plus I am offering bonuses because I believe in the program so much. I am offering four live group coaching calls, a guided meditation and visualization for each module and some new surprises for 2017! Email

And Andrea Owen from my favorite podcast, Your Kick Ass Life is offering her e-book and audio, How the Crap Talk in Your Head is Making You Crazy and 3 Ways to Change It, for free if you text ‘selftalk’ to 444999.


Consider/Ask Yourself:

● How has your parents’ overall level of happiness affected your level of happiness?


Leila's Question:

Leila would like to more deeply understand her feelings surrounding her father’s work, to make sense of why she has difficulty with committed relationships.


Leila's Key Insights and Ahas:

● She picked up her father’s shame about his job.

● She doesn’t share details of her life with her father.

● She never felt important to her dad.

● It is not her job to fix her dad.

● She is looking to fill a void.

● She feels an over-responsibility towards men.


How to Get Over It and On With It:

● Make a list of what she wanted from her dad, and forgive him for not being able to give her those things.

● It is time for her to get a clear idea of what she wants from a romantic relationship.

● She should step into her divine masculine energy and give herself the validation, appreciation, and encouragement she longed for from her dad.

● She should let go of the belief she has a block towards being in a relationship.

● She needs to break the pattern of believing she needs to fix anyone.



● Look at beliefs or ways of being you have taken on from your parents, and write a letter to them giving those things back. Rip it up or burn it, afterward. Do a visualization of you giving unwanted fears, judgments, or limiting beliefs you acquired from your parents back to them with love and forgiveness.

● If you want to attract a romantic relationship or upgrade the one you have, have a clear picture of what you want and what you have to give.

● Let go of the belief of a relationship block, or you are doing something wrong, and get excited about any investment you make in yourself in a way of giving to your future partner and family.

● If you want to make a change in your career, or take your business to the next level, look into B-School.



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Growing belief North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un directly ordered the assasination of his half brother  

The South Korea spy agency believes that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un directly ordered the assassination of his half brother. Kim Jong-nam died in Kuala Lumpur, after reportedly being poisoned by North Korean agents at an airport. He was the son of Kim Jong-il, and was at one stage the heir-apparent, that was before he fell out of favour in 2001 and went into exile. While Kim Jong-nam's death has come as a shock, there's plenty of speculation as to the precise motive for his murder.

Week 4: The First 25 Days  

We’re a quarter of the way into the first 100 days of the Trump administration. From the never ending controversy around the executive order on immigration to the ousting of his National Security Adviser, it's starting to look like it might be a bumpy 4 years.

During his first 25 days in office, how has Trump challenged not just old policies but basic American norms?

On this episode of Indivisible, WNYC's Brian Lehrer is joined by James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and former speechwriter for President Carter.

At just 25 days into his presidency, do you think Trump is doing a good job so far? #IndivisibleRadio

— WNYC (@WNYC) February 15, 2017

Plus Death Sex and Money’s Anna Sale joins Brian for your Valentine’s Day stories of relationships which challenged a firmly held political belief.

#IndivisibleRadio tackles love on Valentine's Day: have politics put stress on your relationship?

— WNYC (@WNYC) February 15, 2017

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Indivisible Week 4: The First 25 Days

Episode 077: Tapping Into Abundance  

On today’s show, James and Phoebe are joined by Melanie Bundock, an Emotional Freedom Technique practioner and creator of the Tapping Into Abundance online program. Melanie shares what EFT is all about, as well as taking listeners through an actual tapping session that can help shift emotional states and release any blocks that might be present!

Melanie has worked with James, using EFT to help him with the stress and anxiety he has around flying. Phoebe shares that she’s had experiences with EFT as well and recently has seen some positive results from it.

Melanie says that as humans, we are all governed by our emotions. EFT is used to free us from our emotions and it has a many benefits associated with its use.

She was a licensed therapist offering reiki and reflexology, when she noticed that clients were coming to her with emotional-based problems. She became fascinated with EFT and trained to be a practitioner, so she could use it with clients.

Melanie adds that EFT is about getting to the root cause of the problem much quicker, and it often has longer last effects than other methods. It involves tapping with the fingers at certain points of the body, which relate to different emotions.

Tapping can be a useful tool for entrepreneurs, as they often feel stuck or that they’re not good enough.

When not feeling good, it’s key to be aware of this. When you are aware of your emotions, that is the first step and you are then able to do something about it. EFT can help you feel more calm, inspired and motivated, and with tapping you are able to choose your feelings.

Melanie herself has gained awareness around the emotions surrounding money. When we’re able to spend freely, it feels good, but when money is lacking that is when anxiety, worry and stress starts to creep in.

Her recent course launch was a great success, with many participants having breakthrough moments, particularly when they realized the different money stories they had been carrying around with them all of their lives.

She notes that when we take bold, inspired action without fear, like she did by releasing her course, that is when the rewards come.

Melanie uses tapping with a vision board, as well as visualization, to help her clients get back into alignment with their visions.

There are many common stories that people tell themselves that will keep them from abundance. Some examples are, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” and “You have to work hard to make money or be successful.”

There can be an element of guilt felt when money comes too easily, and a tapping session can clear these beliefs and bring back the state of possibility!

When using tapping, one first must acknowledge the problem or belief. This is similar to finding a weed that needs to be uprooted from a garden. Once they are cleared out, positive language or affirmations are incorporated into the session. It’s helpful to determine on a scale of 1 to 10 how true the belief is to you, and to monitor your progress throughout the session.

If something is upsetting you emotionally, you can try tapping. Give it a go, because you never know where this technique could lead you!

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Jafar Is Disney Moses: Secretly Heroic Villains  

Did you ever notice how every movie villain is just really ugly beyond belief? Emperor Palpatine? WRINKLED UP UGGO. Jafar? POINTY FACE. Scar? LITERALLY NAMED AFTER HIS FACIAL DEFORMITY.It's fucking dark when you think about how many movies this applies to; how the villain is usually someone trying to live a normal or equal life, but their ugliness just gets in the way. 'The Incredibles' is a perfect example. The villain is an ugly-little redhead kid who just wants for everybody to be a superhero, but the Incredibles are like NNNNNNOPE and throw him into a jet engine because only they should get to be superheroes.Yeah, of course Syndrome kills like 30 other superheroes and sets a giant death robot loose on a major metropolis, but just go with us for this thought experiment. His heart was in the right place. On this week's podcast Jack O'Brien welcomes Cracked's own Katie Goldin and Michael Swaim to unpack this trope and how you can see ugly bad guys ostensibly trying to do the right thing in franchises from Disney to The Lord of the Rings.Footnotes:Video: Cracked: 4 Disney Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along: Article: Cracked: 9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along: Article: Cracked: 5 Movie Villains Who Were Right The Whole Time: Article: Cracked: 6 Reasons The Jedi Would Be The Villain In Any Sane Movie: Article: Cracked: You Really Have No Idea Who The Villain Of Frozen Is: Book: Chuck Klosterman: I Wear the Black Hat: Video: Kanye West: All Day (Live at the 2015 BRIT Awards): This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter ( and Harry’s (

Minisode Monday #40 | Skill vs. Talent  

If something can be learned, it is a skill. If it's innate, it's a talent. The reality: most so-called talents are skills in disguise, so stop making excuses that you're not talented enough to do things and skill up!

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Let's get to it!

The Cheat Sheet: The concept of "talent" is overrated. If something can be learned, it is a skill. If it's innate, it's a talent. A lot of so-called talents are really skills in disguise. If even one person can learn something through study, coaching, and effort, it's learnable -- therefore, a skill. Next time you put off an activity because you think you're not "talented" enough, try to determine if you're just using it as an excuse. Maybe you avoid shooting hoops with your coworkers on lunch break because you think they're all so much more talented than you. While it might be true that you suck at basketball, it's a skill you can improve with practice. If you want to learn the skill of systematically attacking belief systems, building confidence, and forming personal and professional relationships we invite you to take the Art of Charm Challenge by clicking here, or text CHARMED to 33444. Also be sure to check out our Social Capital Intensive here! Let us know about how you put today's Minisode Monday into practice! Tweet with @TheArtofCharm in your response or write to Jordan directly: (he actually reads everything)!

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FDR3591 The Architecture of Belief | Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux  

What is the reason behind the drift of western culture into empty nihilistic materialistic hedonism? Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the complicated nature of cultural division, the reduction of personal responsibility, the danger of not "having meaning" in your life, the nature of ideology, developing a sense of efficacy in the world, suffering as an intrinsic component to human nature, the argument for free will and much more!

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.”

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The Paracast Feb 12, 2017  

Researcher Micah Hanks, of The Gralien Report, returns to discuss strange objects in orbit around the Earth that were being seen during the golden age of Ufology. Researcher Donald E. Keyhoe believed some of these were “alien motherships”; Micah will look at how the discoverer of Pluto became involved in determining what these objects were, as well as the peculiar search for Earth’s second moon, and the continuing search for “moonlets” today. Over the years, mystery objects in Earth orbit have helped promote the belief in what is known as “The Black Knight Satellite,” a hypothetical alien probe that has monitored Earth for 13,000 years. Micah explains the scientific discoveries behind this modern legend, which have built onto a mythos over the years.

Address The Mess, Part Three - Inside Out  

It's a misconception that Christianity is about staying out of trouble. In this episode, Andy discusses the flaw in this belief.


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 12, 2017 is:

weltanschauung • \VELT-ahn-show-ung ("ow" as in "cow")\  • noun

: (often capitalized Weltanschauung) a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint


"In my personal Weltanschauung, there is nothing wrong with arm hair, giant headphones are silly and skin-lightening products are creepy and grim. Others may grade them differently, but that's all part of the same thing too. As soon as you opt in to a belief system where any type of hair, skin or style is 'right' or 'wrong' … you are in the jaws." — Victoria Coren Mitchell, The Observer, 3 Apr. 2016

"Back in the 1960s, behavioral theorists wrote about a culture of poverty. Life below the poverty line has specific characteristics that produce a fairly consistent weltanschauung among the people who share it. That means that they have much in common that shapes their communities." — Hubert Kauffman, The Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine), 4 Dec. 2016

Did you know?

The German word Weltanschauung literally means "world view"; it combines Welt ("world") with Anschauung ("view"), which ultimately derives from the Middle High German verb schouwen ("to look at" or "to see"). When we first adopted it from German in the mid-19th century, weltanschauung referred to a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe, and this sense is still the most widely used. It can also describe a more general ideology or philosophy of life.

85. Ben Goertzel (A.I. Inventor) – The State of the Art of Artificial General Intelligence  

Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.

Ben Goertzel is a hugely influential computer scientist and author in the area of artificial general intelligence, among others. Just a few of the many hats Ben wears or has worn: Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics which makes some of the most advanced robots in the world, Co-founder of AIDYA – artificial intelligence for financial trading, and Chairman of the OpenCog Foundation, an open source project to build a radically new form of artificial intelligence.

What's real and what's hype in all the talk about artificial intelligence these days? Will teaching AI to solve humanity's biggest problems keep robots from harming us if and when they become autonomous? Is the human brain, with all its limitations, a good model for AI at all?

In this episode, Ben explains to Jason some of the theory behind various existing and potential AI systems, weighs in on the idea of the Singularity, and touches on his "panpsychist" belief that consciousness is an omnipresent force of nature, suggesting that they drop LSD together at some point to discuss it in depth. 

Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode:

Alva Noë: “You are Not Your Brain”

The Steve Dangle Podcast - Feb 9, 2017 - All The Coaches  

On this episodes, the guys talk about all the available coaches, the playoff picture, belief in Leafs Land, and Dion Phaneuf's can't-lose scenario.

Tough Girl EXTRA - With Sophie Radcliffe from Challenge Sophie!   

We first had Sophie on the Tough Girl Podcast in August 2015 and it is awesome to catch up with her at the start of 2017 to see what she’s been up to!

Sophie has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours nine times, she’s a two-times Ironman Wales finisher, completed the 3 Peaks Cycle Challenge, run ultra marathons, climbed Mont Blanc and achieved a world-first expedition with the Alpine Coast to Coast by climbing the highest mountains in the eight alpine countries and cycling between them in 32 days. To achieve this she cycled 150kms a day, climbed eight mountains and covered 45,500 metres of ascent - nine times the height of Mount Everest!

To listen to her first episode of the Tough Girl Podcast - Click Here

Show notes

What has been most challenging for Sophie in 2016 Dealing with her most challenging year yet.  Why she wants to be “strong” not just in the physical sense.  Turning the corner in 2017 and she feels so happy How she copes with being in the public eye Why she now knows who she really is ‘Who is Sophie’ Heading over to South America with LAN  Taking a job with Epic TV and feeling as though she was taking a step backwards Mountain biking through Bolivia, heading down to Patagonia in Chile to do the W trek! Trying to create something which is marketable  Why you have to create a name for yourself in the industry and no one else is going to do it for you Why e-mail are the biggest waste of her time Why the smaller challenges are some of her favourite ones! Reconnecting with nature Only have 2.5 weeks to train for the 24 hour Tough Mudder Challenge! Wanting to be fit for life Doing 6 sessions of HIT in 1 day! Dealing with the 35ft cliff jump Why it never got easier.. London to Paris Cycle in 24 hours and dealing with the emotions Building self belief and self confidence by doing challenges Struggling to balance, training, work and life How she funds her lifestyle Working with sponsors Getting to participate in ‘Race the World’ and being the captain of the team and how she dealt with the added pressure Being able to lean on her teammates for support  Her plan for 2017 & why she’s taking herself off to Scotland Get in contact with Sophie!


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TLS #196: Your questions answered: self-compassion, procrastination,  affirmations & skin update  

In today’s episode we have a fresh batch of questions and answers! Questions include things like: How can we stay compassionate with ourselves? What are my go-to alignment mantras? How is my skin/hormone progress is going? How does Law of Attraction and negative circumstances intersect? How to find flow while traveling with a partner? And more. This episode is perfect for anyone with questions about personal alignment, Law of Attraction, and much more.   [Tweet "“I can see all things though love." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“Go with your intuition and do what feels right for you." - @JessCLively"] [Tweet "“I believe the universe has infinite grace." - @JessCLively"]   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT   I’m living abroad and I’m also in a long distance relationship but I'm having some amazing days where I feel like I'm in flow but then I have a lot of guilt that I've left my partner behind. How should I manage my feelings and energy while I’m away? Are going to be speaking to any of the political situations in the US? I would like to hear your thoughts on the idea that we not only attract the good experiences but also the worst experiences (like abuse, violence and so on) into our lives. Do you have a mailing address while traveling? What does work better for you in creating an amazing life: Do you consciously decide on what you want and then focus on that to manifest it – or do you prefer to let the Universe surprise you? What ways do you recommend for a beginner on this journey to get into alignment on a daily basis? How do you meet people (or date them) in your new locations and are you ever nervous about meeting guys? 2. Do you keep up with social issues? And ever plan on talking about them? How do you feel about all of the discrimination and injustices going on in the world? You shared in a prior episode that you might spend up to 2+ hours in any given day making sure you are vibrationally in alignment. What does that actually look like? What are your newest daily practices? How did you find your remote team? Did you throw out your things that were handed down to you from Grandparents? Old school reports? Those wine flutes you got for your 18th? Have you found that Australia is super expensive compared to the US? Can share some more about the diet/exercise/beauty changes you've made to continue balancing hormones and improving your skin? I'm interested in knowing if you are following politics around the US and world - Are you keeping up with politics while traveling? How was the transition of working at an office to working anywhere? What structures or boundaries do you have in place or is it all flow? Based on the book Power vs Force, have you tried muscle testing yourself? And have you ever been to a kinesiologist? What lifestyle changes do you make to help you get into alignment? Where to next? Still feeling drawn to England/Europe? Do you think you'll do a favorites episode any time soon? Do you have any suggestions on being more present and letting go of the past? What are your "go to" mantras to help you get into alignment? Are you still working with affirmations? How have you dealt with jet lag and kept yourself healthy with all the traveling? What do you do when you're experiencing low energy from moving around? Could you share some tips for getting into flow whilst also working in an office environment? Do you have any recommendations for habitual procrastinators when it comes to finding flow? What are your thoughts on reconciling the laws of attraction with a religious belief in a higher being who has ultimate control over your life? If I believe in God and that He directs my life, how can I also believe in the laws of attraction? I am wondering if you have always been drawn to this work or if there was s...

74: How to Take Off “Golden Handcuffs” and Go After Your Dreams With Mel  

Today’s episode is about stepping out of your comfort zone, and following your dreams. Mel has financial security in her current position, but feels called to do something more impactful. She would like guidance on how to get to where she wants to be.

[For show notes go here:]

Mel was experiencing two major blocks: fear, and her own limiting beliefs about not being good enough.

When we don’t know what is ahead of us, we are faced with uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes fear. Our security doesn’t come from an external source. The person who makes you safe is you and your connection to source. I encouraged Mel to take off the golden handcuffs. It may feel like safety and security to her, but it is not freedom if she is not happy, and she feels called to do something more. Financial security and wealth are available through various forms. There is a fine line between fear and excitement. If you are at the tipping point between excitement and fear, I encourage you to lean into the excitement, and stop fighting with fear.

Mel’s belief of not being good enough was something we all experience at one time or another. I reminded her that we all have an infinite amount of potential.

During the call, the use of numbing agents came up. The use of pot, alcohol,  shopping, etc., are common when we suppress both emotion and desire.  Mel had some unprocessed emotion from her childhood, and she felt suppressed by her parents. But, as an adult, she was doing to herself what they did to her. If you use numbing agents to suppress your emotions and desires, listen to my Coaches Corner episode How to Stop Numbing with Pot.


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And, be sure to listen to my new Coaches Corner with Marie Forleo of B-School.  And Andrea Owen from my favorite podcast, Your Kick Ass Life is offering her e-book, How the Crap Talk in Your Head is Making You Crazy and 3 Ways to Change It, for free if you text ‘selftalk’ to 444999.


Also, I created an Over It and On With It survey, just for my listeners, and I would really appreciate it if you would take 2-5 minutes to fill it out to let me know what you like about the show, and what you want to hear more of.


Consider/Ask Yourself:

Do you feel imprisoned by golden handcuffs? Do you struggle with the limiting belief of never being enough?

Do you think following your dreams is careless or risky?

Do you believe you deserve happiness, and are capable of creating it?


Mel's Question:

Mel would like to know how to lessen her attachment to her income and transition out of her current position to follow her passion.


Mel's Key Insights and Ahas:

● She allows fear to make her feel not good enough.

● She doesn’t completely believe she can feel happy and fulfilled.

● She believes being happy is being careless, irresponsible and selfish.

● She would like a closer relationship with her parents.


How to Get Over It and On With It:

● She should get clear on what will make her feel prepared to make a change.

● She needs to stop using numbing devices and work through her sadness and anger directed at her mother and father.

● She needs to write or record her vision to reprogram herself.



● Prepare yourself to make a change by getting clear about what you want.

● Stop using numbing devices to suppress your emotions and desires.

● Write down or record your vision.



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2.05: Reptile Boy  

Our first live episode, recorded at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles!!! This is the one where white dudes with rich dads sacrifice women to a demon lizard for financial gain... why does that sound kind of familiar? Plus we've got THREE glorious guests - Chris Farren, Brittani Nichols, and (first repeat guest!) Gaby Dunn - helping us sort through the wreckage left at the intersection of Patriarchy Ave and Demon Worship Alley. This week we're discussing s2e5: Reptile Boy.

Chris Farren is a perfect songwriter and Jenny's hair-twin. (twitter: @chrisfarren //

Brittani Nichols is a comedian, writer, and actor who is funny beyond reason and attractive beyond belief. (twitter: @bishilarious //

Gaby Dunn is an actor, writer, YouTuber, and the host of the excellent podcast Bad With Money. (twitter: @gabydunn //

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TMHS 201: Extreme Self-Care And Developing A Miracle Mindset - With JJ Virgin  

You’ve probably heard the statement, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But if that’s the case, why do so many of us shy away from adversity? Why, when the chips are down, do we sometimes feel like we can’t move past the hard times?
Part of it is perception. It’s not what happens to us, but how you respond to what happens that tells the real tale of the results in our lives. How you perceive the challenge will be your experience of the challenge. You can see it as the ultimate thing that will take you down, or the greatest gift that’s going to push you to take your life to the next level.

The other part is readiness for the challenge. It might seem that we are ill-equipped at times to overcome our hardships. Yet, if we dive deep and keep moving forward, we’ll often find that the strength was in us all along.

You are not always going to be ready for a specific adversity, but you can train yourself mind, body, and spirit to be ready at all times for life’s toughest situations. That’s what today’s guest discovered, and now her story is inspiring hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

My guest today is the one and only JJ Virgin. She’s a multiple time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, trainer, and all around superstar. Her book The Virgin Diet hit the market and spread like wildfire. She jumped from interview to interview around the country to promote the book and made her long-awaited dream come true. But, all the while she was dealing with the most challenging experience of her life.

It would take everything she had to make it through it, and JJ was ready and willing to step up to the plate. Today you’re going to learn how ensure that you’re ready for life’s toughest challenges on the way to your dreams. You’re going to learn how to develop the mindset of a true champion, the Miracle Mindset, and set an unstoppable course towards making your own visions a reality.

In this episode you'll discover: How even the best universities are teaching people bad nutrition science. Which “healthy” sugar is dangerous to your liver and gut lining. Why fresh-pressed juices might make you fat. The #1 disempowering belief that people carry in regards to their body and lifestyle. The surprising family struggle JJ was going through during her first book launch. What guiding principle JJ held with dealing with her son’s recovery. How extreme self-care can be integral to overcoming adversity. Why you need to focus on getting stronger instead of having things easier. What it takes to develop the Miracle Mindset. Why operating from a scarcity mindset can hurt you and others. How to instantly increase your sense of abundance and being “enough”. Items mentioned in this episode include: 
126: How to Achieve Anything with a Lot of Hustle with Anthony Trucks  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Anthony “Truck Stop” Trucks. Anthony is a former NFL player, gym owner, father, and motivational speaker. He grew up facing adversity at every turn, being in foster care, suffering abuse, losing his adoptive mother to MS, failing in school, and the list goes on.

Anthony decided that he wasn’t going to be hindered by his upbringing, and took things into his own hands through grit and hard work. He has since played in the NFL, owned a successful gym, become a father of three, and is an international speaker on motivation.

Anthony has a deep desire to leave an impact and a legacy that improves the world in the best way we can.

Anthony Trucks’ Background

Anthony was placed into a foster home at a three years old.  He experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. All before the age of 6 before he was placed into a home where he would eventually be adopted as the sole black person in a poor all white family 8 years later.
He eventually took up football in high school, and through hard work, he became an all-star in college and went on to play in the NFL.
After his career was cut short due to injury, he opened gym, which, again, after years of hard work and almost losing it a couple of times, he built is up to a successful six-figure business.
Anthony is now a father of three and after closing his gym to pursue a mission of helping many more people, he now travels around the world teaching people how to get confidence, clarity, new tools, techniques, and self-belief to finally break through their barriers to get what they want most out of life.  this through my 3-step Trust Your Hustle process: See, Sacrifice, Sustain.

Highlights from this Episode

Anthony’s background in foster homes, and the challenges he faced on a daily basis.
The thing he heard a girl in his class say, that completely changed the way he looked at the world. From there he decided that he was going to be great, and work hard to achieve what he wanted to achieve.
Anthony takes the approach that the best thing you can do to change is to start working. He believes that it’s important to not overthink it and to take steps to move closer toward your goal.
The lessons Anthony has learned along the way, and the framework he teaches so that people can use to achieve their own dreams which he describes as his "Trust Your Hustle Process:"


The things people can do to get out of their comfort zone, when they know what needs to be done but can’t bring themselves to do it. Motivation needs to come from within and Anthony finds a way to bring that out of people.
The story behind Anthony’s catch phrase, “Trust Your Hustle”. Hint: it came up accidentally.
The importance of blocking off time to achieve your goals. We also get into the concept of ‘training your friends’ of what to expect from you. If they know you have to make 1000 putts a day, then let it be known you can’t hangout unless you make 1000 putts.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you spend a day on the course with and why?
Obama, because he would know a lot of things about the world that no one else knows.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to the audience?
You’ve got to work. There are no shortcuts.
Where to find Anthony Trucks:

Trust Your Hustle Quiz:


Instagram: @anthonytrucks

Anthony's Weekly Hustle Plan
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