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032: How to Live Free with Sara Quiriconi

By on December 4, 2018


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My guest for this episode is the amazing, inspiring Sara Quiriconi. Founder and creator of the Live Free Manifesto, Unfck Your Body Series, and author of the just-released Living {Cancer} Free, Sara is a 15-year cancer survivor who is living proof that you can move through anything. A warrior, healer, creator, and determined soul, she travels the world filming, interviewing, experiencing, sharing, and creating online content and in-person conferences to inspire others to live a life of choice, freedom and intention.

Graduating with honors and a BFA in Boston, Sara became immersed in the corporate world and succeeded in Art Direction and Graphic Design for the first eight years of her adult life. However, her immense passion to heal your self through fitness, healthy eating, and exploring the world led her to leave the corporate world in 2013 to commit to educating others on the benefits of well-being and traveling. She fell in love with yoga for its self-healing properties and has been practicing since 2008.

After years of struggling with Eating Disorders and alcohol addiction, Sara’s determined to share the message of Living Free. Through empowered choices and actions, to LIVE FREE is to never settle, and to embody a determined mindset, warrior spirit, and passionate heart raising you to become the highest level and most evolved (and ever-evolving) version of you.

Formerly known as one of Miami’s top fitness professionals and sought after private instructor for celebrities, Sara’s shifted her focus from teaching and coaching these days to producing, hosting and art directing high-quality content in the wellness, fitness and travel market.

Sara is now is a co-producer for creative video content specializing in the wellness and travel sector. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and shares her knowledge as a regular contributor to MindBodyGreen, Manduka, and theYogaOutlet. Further, Sara is a proud ambassador for Manduka Yoga, PUMA, GoMacro, YogaOutlet, and LVE! Swimwear, and affiliations with The North Face and Zico Coconut Water, and is represented by the Vegan-based modeling agency, JSW Model Management.

Key Points from the Interview with Sara Quiriconi, The Live Free Warrior

  • Sara, who just released her first book, Living {Cancer} Free, shared her journey to get to the knowledge in the book, including battles with Cancer literally and cancers figuratively. She aims to help people live free from both.
  • Sara’s story started with the kind of identity crisis many suffer from during their teenage years. She had a sense of who she was inside, who she was turning into, and the person she needed to pretend to be to be liked. That battle and disconnect had a toll on her, and lead to the start of her eating disorder issues, including Anorexia and Bulimia. This was one way she was able to exert control over at least one area of her life.
  • As Sara got older, those battles expanded into problems with alcohol, which is almost the opposite issue from the eating disorders because this was about losing control and being reckless whereas the eating issues were about controlling her life.
  • Sara enrolled in college in Boston, and struggled there, deciding to leave the school and return home after a year. This ended up being a potentially-life-saving decision as it was at home that her mother pushed her to get a strange lump on her neck looked at. It was found to be a cancerous tumor, and Sara was quickly diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She began a 10-month program or radiation and chemotherapy.
  • While her drinking during treatment stopped for the most part, she still battled with her eating disorders, including going to the gym as much as she could to purge through excessive exercise.
  • Interestingly, during her battle with Cancer and despite her continuing to make destructive decisions around food, Sara enrolled in a local community college to keep learning and growing, which I found to be such a beautiful break from the turmoil in the rest of her life. Knowledge has always been an important part of her life, and she decided it was important to keep that going.
  • Sara pointed out a really interesting fact about Cancer. Only 5-10% is genetically-driven. That means 90-95% of Cancer could potentially be avoided. While this simplifies things a bit (you could still avoid a genetically-driven Cancer if you find a way to keep a gene from expressing itself, for example), it’s a really powerful statistic to keep in mind and to think about what you are doing in your life that may be bringing cancers into your situation. This is about being 100% responsible for our lives, being the CEO of our lives, which is what Living Free is really all about.
  • After beating Cancer, Sara returned to school full-time, pursuing a degree in design, and went into the advertising world doing design. She also returned to drinking and kept making dealing with her eating disorders. She described it as a calm after the storm where she was left suddenly having to face all the emotions she had to push past during treatment. It was sort of a trade off between the control of the eating disorder and the loss of control of drinking, alternating one one day and the other the next.
  • When it all hit her during the pause after treatment in this limbo of “what do you do now,” she realized she needed to do something different with her life. This was another point of the conflict between who she is, and she was meant to be.
  • Sara shared a quote she’s been using in her email signature about being the CEO of your life, which we mentioned before. She stresses the importance of how this puts responsibility for your actions squarely on your shoulders. And how you should not feel guilty about that or scared of it. If you fall down, it’s up to you to get back up and learn from it so you can keep getting up in the future. Those choices are yours to make. Having that freedom to choose is empowering if you own it.
  • Sara lost her job in the Great Recession, which forced her to seek a less expensive workout option to purge with, which is how she was introduced to Yoga, which she initially did not like but noticed was the first time she allowed herself to feel. Part of that was not having the metrics to show her how much she had burned off like she would on a piece of cardio equipment at the gym, and partially because she didn’t take the first instructor she had. This was a good chance to learn that you should follow your sense of fit with anyone you turn to as an expert, and so she tried other instructors until she found someone who really clicked for her. After that, she discovered a real love for Yoga, the control it brings and the way breathing and opening the body worked her in a way she had never been challenged before.
  • After several years as a student, she began teaching Yoga, and eventually left her day job to do it full-time.
  • As Yoga played a bigger role in her life, she started to get a clearer sense of what Living Free was really about, culminating in her 14-point Live Free Manifesto. A few of them are: Never Settle, Quality of Quantity, You Have the Power to Choose Any Life That You Desire.
  • We got into the strong influence the fear of the past and future have over our present moment. The only thing we ever have is right here and right now (obviously this is something that’s right up my alley with Do a Day)
  • The way Sara finally cut out drinking was to discover the Why behind her drinking, face that, and then she was able to just stop drinking in an instant.
  • We talked about the importance of Play – having a space where we allow our light to shine through, especially as adults. We should let the child in us come out occasionally and just play. It can make space for creativity, rejuvenation and levity – all things we need in life.
  • Sara shared a really important initiative she’s doing to provide healthy care baskets for people battling Cancer called the Cancer Care Package. We talked about how people get gifts, which is great, but they’re unhealthy things that would actually feed a tumor’s growth (like candy). You can get the small and large versions of the baskets from Sara’s site.

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031. Know Yourself to Empower and Protect Your World with Charise Colbert

By on November 27, 2018


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Charise Colbert is a life purpose coach, speaker, and founder of Golden Life Living. As a survivor of domestic violence, she knows the importance of self-discovery, tapping into your purpose, pursuing your passion, and choosing better over bitter.

Charise works to empower others to pinpoint their goals, remove blocks, and pursue a life of purpose with confidence and clarity through self-reflection and personal development. She draws lessons from personal experiences, comprehensive research, resources and tools used to transform her own life, and utilizing techniques learned via a coaching certification program. She is on a mission to help others tap into the power within and make their lives golden now.

Charise’s 5 questions

  1. Who are you?
  2. What do you believe?
  3. What are your gifts?
  4. What type of relationships are you nurturing?
  5. Who or what are you allowing to control you?

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030: Don’t Make Your Past Stories Part of Your Right Now with Lindsey Heiserman

By on November 20, 2018


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Lindsey is a personal trainer and life coach with over a decade of experience working with a wide variety of clients. Her mission is to empower you to live life on your terms with health and movement as the foundation.

The foundation of her training and life philosophy is Mind, Muscle and Movement. Engage your mind, Strengthen your muscle and Experience movement.

When not working with clients you can find her training for obstacle course racing, adventuring and traveling around the United States, hanging out with her fur babies, drinking coffee, and enjoying Minnesota winters.

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029: How Letting Go Opens You to Meaning & Purpose with Robb Holman

By on November 13, 2018


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Robb Holman is an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, and bestselling author who has a heart for authentic relationships and a true talent for equipping people with the skills and the knowledge necessary for their success. His work has been featured in top publications like Inc., Forbes, and Fast Company and endorsed by many of the world’s top leadership thinkers.

With passion and exuberance, Robb’s dynamic teaching style has successfully led thousands of business owners, executives, and leaders through his exclusive and proprietary method of Inside Out Leadership™ Coaching. In helping his clients learn how to connect with their unique life’s purpose, they are finding success in a way they never expected – from the inside out!

As a lifelong serial entrepreneur, Robb has founded numerous, highly influential organizations, both for-profit, as well as non-profit. His current endeavor is as author of bestselling book, Lead the Way, and CEO of Holman International, a global leadership consultancy revolutionizing the way business leaders operate.

Fun fact: Robb used to be a professional basketball player!

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028: Falling Down Can Be Necessary to Reach New Heights with Steve Gordon

By on November 6, 2018


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Steve Gordon is the founder of The Unstoppable CEO®, the bestselling author of Unstoppable Referrals: 10x Referrals, Half the Effort and has recently released his latest book, The Exponential Network Strategy. He is the editor of three business newsletters and has published hundreds of articles on marketing and selling high-ticket products and services in high-trust transactions.

At age 28, Steve Gordon became the CEO of an engineering/consulting firm. Twelve years later, after growing that firm’s revenue by 10-times he started his second business, consulting 1-on-1 with businesses across 30 industries—including manufacturing, professional services, construction, and consulting—to design sales, marketing and referral systems for high-ticket/high-trust products and services.

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027: Looking Back on Days Done with Bryan Falchuk

By on October 15, 2018


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As I come up to my 40th birthday, I thought it would be good to look back on the 26 episodes of the Do a Day Podcast and hit on the amazing guests I’ve had, some of the key messages they’ve shared, and talk about one Vegan day, my effort to use my 40th to help people try being Vegan for one day. It’s a way to use my milestone as a catalyst for others to have a milestone in their lives for their health and the health of the planet. Or just a way for everyone to prove to themselves that they can do anything for a day (obviously, that’s a key part of the Do a Day message)!

And it’s a great chance to give another special shout out to Wes Yee for the great music he created just for this show. Wes does amazing work, if you’re ever looking for a producer. Plus he’s a cool guy.

Key Ideas in the Episode with Bryan Falchuk

  • I kicked the show off sharing the story of Do a Day.
  • Charlie Gilkey shares about how being smart makes you strong.
  • Evan Ruggiero reminds us through his cancer batter that rising up even when half of your world vanishes is possible.
  • Amy Schuber taught us that you are the inspiration you seek.
  • Ryan Caligiuri shared his mantra that there are no set backs, only set ups for what’s next.
  • One of my favorite artists, MC YOGI, talked about how all things grow in darkness
  • Anne Sugar shared her battle with cancer as a way to see how you can trust your body even when it betrays you.
  • Chris Wirth hit on his message of never quitting on living the life you deserve.
  • David Ralph reminded us about the power in our lives if we connect the dots.
  • Claude Silver shared her story (for the first time) of why she is who she is today and how that’s showed her the importance of Heart in leadership.
  • Elizabeth McCourt talked about the empowerment we can take from building our own resilience.
  • Josh LaJaunie shared his story of overcoming extreme obesity–not just for himself, but for the world around him.
  • Michael Nulty talked about his multiple suicide attempts and how he found rebirth out of depression.
  • Mark Metry shared the importance of taking responsibility for your life and what you can achieve as a new person.
  • My good friend, Aaron Keith Hawkins, talked about how we need to have influence over ourselves if we want to influence anyone else.
  • Kelsey Abbott helped us Find Our Awesome through self-confidence and curiosity. She also gave me a quote I’ve used almost daily, “What you I say is about me. What you hear is about you.”
  • Dorie Clark reminds us of the important of perseverance and consistency if we want to achieve our greatest goals.
  • Sonya Looney, world female mountain bike endurance champion, was just awesome, but had a key message around vulnerability and honesty with ourselves. She also gave me another gem of an idea around being stuck. Rather than being negative about the feeling, she recognizes it’s a sign of something big being about to happen.
  • Tim Fargo talked about the humility and balance we can find in unexpected places like failure.
  • The amazing Dr. Jason Brooks shared the importance of being dedicated to finding your purpose and its transformative power on our lives.
  • Jen Arnold shared her story around food and her weight and how that inspired her to change how we look at wellness and knowing ourselves.
  • Lee Havern shared how he overcome depression and recognized the interconnectedness between mental and physical wellness.
  • Emmitt Muckles left us charged up and recognizing that prosperity has nothing to do with money.
  • Terri Levine, who lives in extreme, debilitating pain, showed how you can still find power and heart and use that to create something.
  • Leigh Martinuzzi talked about finding his hidden Why and what that can unlock.
  • The great Dick Vitale shared a power packed message of inspiration and making the choice to get up and move forward no matter what hits you, as he’s done throughout his life.

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026: Have a Goal Every Day & a Plan to Do It with Dick Vitale

By on October 9, 2018


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DICK VITALE ESPN COLLEGE BASKETBALL ANALYSTI had the pleasure to get to hear Dick Vitale give a motivational talk at a work event. I was blown away. And it wasn’t just the celebrity awe we were all in, but his message, his passion and the genuineness of his investment in being with all of us. You can see he just wanted to be there and have an impact. I knew as I listened that I had to have him on the show, and I’m so honored to bring this episode to you.
Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season — just after the network’s September 1979 launch — following a successful college and pro coaching career.  In 2008, Vitale received the sport’s ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (after being named a finalist in 2004, 2006 and 2007) as a contributor.Vitale called ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game – Wisconsin at DePaul on Dec. 5, 1979 (a 90-77 DePaul win).  Since then, he’s called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the 1983 and ’84 seasons.Dick Vitale & Bryan FalchukBut Vitale’s talents and influence extend way, way beyond just game analyst.  He provides commentary on a variety of topics in his “Dick Vitale’s Fast Break” segment which airs Wednesday evenings during the college basketball season on SportsCenter, and serves as a college basketball analyst for ESPN Radio, including appearing each Monday on the “Mike & Mike in the Morning” show.  He has been a college basketball analyst for ABC Sports since 1988, and has also covered the NBA Finals and the 1992 Summer Olympics for ABC Radio.  His weekly ESPN.com column is one of the web site’s most popular features.“I’m living the American dream,” Vitale once said. “I learned from my mom and dad, who didn’t have a formal education, but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 percent all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do. And ESPN has been grateful enough to recognize this.”And while his knowledge, preparation and enthusiasm are unparalleled, his “Vitale-isms” have unwittingly taken on a life of their own. Just a few of his many household phrases: “Awesome, Baby!,” “Get a TO, Baby!” (call a timeout), “PTP’er” (prime-time player), “M & M’er” (a mismatch), “Rolls Roycer” (a flat out superstar), “diaper dandy” (freshman star), “All-Windex Performer” (ferocious rebounder) and “Maalox time” (the final minutes of a close game). Vitale credits Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Simpson, who he teamed with in the early 80’s, in helping him develop his broadcast style.Vitale’s roots are in teaching the game he’s loved since a child. Vitale is also quite the philanthropist. He’s on the Board of Directors of The V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. For many years he’s awarded five scholarships annually to the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota (Fla.). Vitale’s also authored nine books, including one children’s title.

Key Points from the Interview with Dick Vitale

  • Wake up every day, have a plan and a goal. Know what you want to achieve that day and have a plan for how to achieve it.
  • Dick lost sight in one of his eyes as a kid. As a result, he got picked on a lot because his eye would wander. He realized at an early age a lesson that’s served him across the years. You have two choices. You can roll over and do nothing, or you can pick yourself up and move forward.
  • You can make excuses for the failure and let it grow, or you can say, “You know, I’m pretty good at what I do, and I can survive.”
  • That attitude is what let him recover from the greatest failure of his career, when he was fired as head coach of the Detroit Pistons, a dream job for him.
  • He has welcomed the attention and energy around him. When others question if it’s been tiring, he says he’s loved every moment of it. The people around him are who make him who he is.
  • Have pride and passion in pursuit of your goals and dreams, a lot of positive things will happen.
  • Be good to people and people will be good to you.

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025: Finding Your Hidden Why with Leigh Martinuzzi

By on October 2, 2018


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Leigh Martinuzzi is The Hidden Why Guy. He is an expert in lifestyle design although he would say that he’s just another guy trying to figure out life.

He is passionate about creating and living a meaningful life – a life that dissolves suffering and regret. As a compassionate guy Leigh wishes to inspire, educate and help others do the same.

He assists people via speaking, mentoring, writing, and podcasting.

Having a corporate background in senior executive positions for various multi-national companies, Leigh made the realisation that his life didn’t make a great deal of sense and decided to redesign his life to give him more freedom, fulfilment, and happiness.

He has successfully transitioned from a dissatisfying existence to living with higher purpose. Now he pays forward what he has learned to help other people do the same.

Leigh is an author of two books Four Pillars of Success, Delegate to Freedom and soon to be published – The Ultimate Life Map. He has a top rated podcast – The Hidden Why that is listened to by thousands of people around the world each week.

Leigh creates tools, resources and inspirational material including The Life Compass, The Ultimate Life Map and Fast Track to Effectiveness to assist others in creating a lifestyle they love.

People describe Leigh as sincere, spiritual, compassionate, driven, curious and highly motivated. He is integral to his values and the autonomous leader of his life. He’s a family man with two beautiful young girls and a supportive and loving wife.

Leigh believes perfection isn’t the goal nor does such a state exist – progress is key. It requires the ability to tap into our inner motivation, follow our passions, and to proceed with integral and undeniable purpose.

Evolution is progress, natural selection ensures survival, a life with meaning results in happiness.

Leigh believes that to break free from conformity and the stagnation of life we first make wake up. In doing so we will genuinely unleash our best potential and realise the absolute beauty that life offers.

Key Points from the Episode with Leigh Martinuzzi

  • Freedom has always been a very powerful draw in his life. That feeling always spoke to him, and he found himself drawn to things that gave him more freedom throughout his life.
  • The flipside of freedom is uncertainty, which he started to realize as he had more freedom as an adult, only coupled with responsibilities that also come with adulthood.
  • The search for what you love and who you are is actually incredibly fun, and is something Leigh has always resonated with.
  • Leigh always sought financial freedom, but more the freedom to do what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it. He always seemed able to make a dollar, so he was less money-focused than purpose-focused with the idea that the money would follow.
  • He spent much of his 20s and 30s searching for what he could do that would give him freedom of time while still supporting him.
  • He landed on a successful career in real estate, but he realized there was a lack of purpose in it. So he stopped. He didn’t just stop doing it, but he and his wife picked everything up, including their two young kids, and set out to explore the world, ending up in Japan for two years.
  • He was after a level of joy – happiness and fulfillment at a deeper level.
  • While in Japan, he worked very heavily and deeply on The Hidden Why and his books.
  • Being in touch with a life that connects with his joy means Leigh wakes up early every morning and goes after his day with energy and focus in a way he wouldn’t do if he wasn’t living in such connection with what matters to him.
  • Leigh is a great example of the ability to wake up to a better life without having to have a single, stark moment or tragedy. What he gives credit for having the wake up and making the shift is a life-long interest in why, what matters, and take in the thoughts of others without judgment and only reflection.
  • As he looked at every source of unease or dissatisfaction in his life, he has found that they are usually the result of self-incurred immaturity. We haven’t yet become our greatest leader or guide in our life and we rely on our external reality more than what’s within, and we suffer for that. This is based on the ideas of Immanuel Kant, the 18th century German philosopher.
  • He likes to think about things in terms of Be, Do and Have. Most of us go with Do, Have and Be. As in, work, get stuff, and then you can be who you are. Actually, we should focus on who we want to be, which then dictates what we do, and what we have is an outcome of that. It’s about values first.

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024: Coming Through Great Pain to Find Heart in Life with Terri Levine

By on September 25, 2018


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Terri Levine is known as the business-mentoring expert with heart and is a top business and marketing strategist.  She is changing the way business owners around the world connect with their target audiences, then sell and serve their customers and their employees. Terri is known for consulting with business owners to stop selling, marketing and operating businesses using traditional methods and moves them into true, authentic, heart-to-heart people-centered communication models where sales and marketing are done with authentic and transparency.

Dr. Levine has more than 30 years of business, sales, and marketing experience, encompassing work with over 5,000 business owners. She is also a best-selling author of over 30 titles and very popular keynote speaker.

Terri’s latest book, Turbocharge: How To Transform Your Business As A Heartrepreneur, hit the Amazon bestseller list 24 hours after release. Terri has a mission of changing the way business is done in the 21st century and creating a movement of hundreds of thousands of Heartrepreneurs doing business heart-to-heart.

Key Points from the Episode with Dr. Terri Levine:

  • Terri Levin had a picture perfect life. Then one day, she got injured which triggered a condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD. It is known as the most painful disease on the planet.
  • The pain wasn’t responding to the various and increasingly-powerful medications Terri tried, and ultimately she made a decision to end her life.
  • While sitting in her bed, writing a goodbye note to her husband, she found that she just kept writing, and had in fact written a book filled with a sense of purpose, thankfulness and direction that helped her realize what she had to do, which included not only living, but dedicating herself to helping others with RSD.
  • Terri found the value of heart in all you do, which became the basis for her work with her coaching, her subsequent books (she had already written several) and her popular podcast, Heartrepreneur Radio.
  • Interestingly, Terri’s journey is the reverse of what many of us have. She was living a life aligned with purpose and passion, and when the RSD hit, she had flipped into a life of obligation and disconnection with what she wanted. In that moment when she started writing a farewell note to her husband that became a book, the idea that really came out in the book is one of abundance. Valuing all that you have.
  • We are all just living our own experience, and need to respect that in each other. Ultimately, our actions only have to do with us, and the actions of others only have to do with them.

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023: The Path of Prosperity Has Nothing to Do with Money with Emmitt Muckles

By on September 18, 2018


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Emmitt Muckles is an Author, Podcaster and speaker/ corporate trainer. Emmitt’s mission is to share the knowledge of conscious unlimited living. His current project is the Billionaire Lifestyle Podcast interviewing conscious creators helping audiences self mind coach and feel connected.

Even though Emmitt was successful vocationally, with the creation of The Billionaire Lifestyle LLC, and The Billionaire Lifestyle Podcast/blog Emmitt was seeking what he calls an intended purposeful life, as part of the pact derived from his departed mother Juanita Terry-Muckles teachings and guidance. It was this driving endeavor that fueled the creative process that led to  “The Journey of One”.” To Emmitt it is all about servitude, giving what I was given.”

Emmitt has been writing privately for the last 20 years and has decided to begin sharing his talents with the world through speaking, podcasting and writing to inspire and motivate the potential in every living person.

Key Points from the Interview with Emmitt Muckles

  • We are all literally connected, not only through DNA, but trough air – we are all on the same planet, doing similar things and all that we do impacts everyone else. We have more in common than we think, even if we have different lives.
  • It’s up to me to do something. I can’t wait for someone else to do what I want done.
  • The Billionaire Lifestyle, Emmitt’s show and company, has nothing to do with money. Rather than being a financial billionaire, it’s about having that level of life wealth, if you will. It’s about richness in terms of experiences, values and a sense of yourself. He shared how, between your elbow and the tip of your finger, there are over a billion cells, so you are made up of billions – billions of lives (since each cell is alive).
  • Emmitt’s goal is to free 100 million people from this path of pursuing what they don’t really care about in a mindless way.
  • When you have an epiphany in your life and you’re in a relationship with someone who hasn’t had a similar shift, that can create a rift as it can lead two people who were on a similar path to be on divergent paths.
  • When you focus on what you really want in your life, it may not as you imagine it or how you want it, but it comes, and you need to be ready for and open to it.
  • Are you living a life on purpose or on accident. Are you living a life around accomplishing what you care about? Are you accumulating experiences in your life.
  • When Emmitt removed the things he didn’t care about in his life, he realized he was still paying for them (literally), which was even more of a sign that having them in his life was holding him back.
  • Every night before he falls asleep, Emmitt gives thanks for what he has in life. He pauses to appreciate what he has instead of focusing on what he doesn’t have. It’s about giving gratitude.
  • We talked about whether you need to go through the tough stuff to be able to learn how to avoid them and values what you should have, or can you just appreciate the good stuff without experiencing the bad stuff. Emmitt pointed out how many of us are already living with the things we don’t want or need, so the question may be irrelevant.
  • Are you carrying bonus baggage unnecessarily? Are you carrying things that aren’t yours? Do you have things weighing you down that are keeping you from living a free, abundant life?
  • Emmitt talked about a friend who came from a very strong community of family – something we have gotten away from. It’s about giving up self in support of the community, which many of us don’t naturally do.
  • Our spiritual and emotional progress does not equal or has not advanced as fast as our technological progress.
  • We cut ourselves off from all that the human dynamic has when we separate ourselves from each other.
  • The mind, the body and the spirit are all needed to achieve the billionaire lifestyle Emmitt talks about.
  • Emmitt reminds us not to worry about the path because it will be revealed to you as long as you continue in the direction of what you want.
  • When you plant a seed for something, don’t expect to get the fruit where you plant the seed. When you plant an apple seed in the ground, don’t look at the ground for the fruit because it will come from above you. So when you put work into something, the payback for that effort may come from a totally unexpected place.
  • There’s nothing new under the sun. Whatever you are looking for, someone has found it before, so look around, read, and you can find the path.
  • When we pray, that’s us talking our god. When we meditate, that’s our god’s chance to talk to us.
  • Have things that have value that you have given it rather than value that the world gives it. So many times, we are told to value things, but that doesn’t mean they have real value to us. We should question what value this inanimate thing gives to us.
  • Everything has its art. When you see someone who does something really well, they’re in their flow because they’re in the art of it. Other people see it as an action, and think they can do that thing, but they don’t necessarily come to understand the art.
  • Everything has a moment of action and a moment of rest. You’re never in one state perpetually.

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