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014: Taking Responsibility for Your Life to Become a Human 2.0 with Mark Metry

By on July 19, 2018


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Mark is the host of iTunes Top Charts podcast, Humans 2.0. Mark’s show features an innovative and talented guest in every episode available on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher Radio, and iHeart Radio. On the show, Mark converses with CEO’s, entrepreneur’s, authors, and many other inspiring individuals like Jay Samit, Neil Patel, and David Meltzer to educate others to change their own lives and upgrade to the Human version 2.0 that is inside all of us.

Prior to creating the Humans 2.0 Podcast, Mark was the founder and creative director of PPMC, started in 2013, the #1 Pixelmon Minecraft server in the world. As creative director, Mark grew the company’s website to reach over 10 million users and 10,000 registered premium members. Mark managed a remote staff team of over 40 talented individuals and directed company growth programs.

Founded and operating VU Dream currently (started in Dec. 2016), a growing and innovative virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston. VU Dream has worked with dozens of startups, studios, arcades, and other VR/AR businesses to help customers imagine new future realities. VU Dream is responsible for advertising and marketing for many prominent virtual reality companies in the industry in many major cities around the world as well as posting daily content to millions of people online.

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013: Finding Rebirth Out of Depression with Michael Nulty

By on July 16, 2018


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At the end of 2014 Michael left behind his highly successful corporate career of over twenty years to follow a dream. But what started as an idyllic beginning to a very new chapter in his life ended up becoming a living hell. As his life unravelled around him,  he lost himself and twenty seven years after he attempted suicide for the first time he was there in that dark place of depression, again.

Michael’s story is remarkable because, in the midst of despair he found hope and a connection that changed his entire perspective and relationship with life. Michael calls this time his awakening. He was on his knees, down and out, ready to bow out of life but, in the darkest of those days he connected with something greater than himself, in what felt like a life of darkness. He was suddenly filled with a knowing that there was something more, something better beyond where he was at that moment.

Michael’s debut book Getting Beyond What Is – Taking Back Your Lifeopenly shares the secrets and profound lessons, that, enabled him to dramatically change the course of his life. How he got beyond depression, financial ruin, homelessness and being down and out, to taking his life back and creating a wonderful new life full of possibilities, joy and laughter.

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012: How One Man Rose Up to Change a Culture with Josh LaJaunie

By on July 13, 2018


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Josh LaJaunie was born and raised in South Louisiana hunting, fishing, drinking, eating, playing football and getting fat. Ultimately, he found himself tipping the scales at over 400 pounds, and trapped in a culture that celebrated big eating. Since breaking 400 pounds, Josh has changed dramatically.

He has lost over 200 pounds, developed a love for running, and is now exclusively plant-based, plant-powered and an aspiring athlete who has completed not just a lot of running races, but many ultra-endurance races – a feat that never would have even been in consideration for the old Josh.

He has since dedicated himself to helping others get control of their health and has literally inspired tens of thousands of people. He has been on The Rich Roll Podcast (RRP #63 and RRP #152), Live Today with Megan Kelly, Plant Yourself, and Runners World (both their podcast and the cover of the magazine).

Josh shares his amazing journey with all the Day Doers out there in episode 11 of the podcast.

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011: Finding The Empowerment of Resilience with Elizabeth McCourt

By on July 11, 2018


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My guest on this episode is Elizabeth McCourt, President and Founder of McCourt Leadership Group. She helps people embrace their whole self and get real with who they are, so they can parlay that into leadership and business success. She is also a coach with the World Economic Forum and volunteers to coach with the UN Leadership Program. Before starting her own company, Elizabeth was a  top-ranked executive recruiter in financial services for Fortune 100 companies. Before that, she was a trial lawyer where she worked on the plaintiff’s side for product liability and class actions in both federal and state court, including working on the class action against Big Tobacco.

I had her on the show for two reasons. One is to share the brilliant insights about resilience and mindset, which is how I discovered her after watching her excellent TEDx talk entitled, “Why You Should Spill Your Secrets.” She had some amazing wisdom to share from her expertise in this area that I know everyone will value.

The second reason is that she is also an author of fiction, her novel, Sin in the Big Easy, getting published in March 2018. Anytime someone achieves something as big as publishing a book when it’s outside their core career. There is always a story of perseverance and overcoming in situations like that, which Elizabeth shared in this episode.

For fun she is an avid triathlete, longtime yogi and writes and publishes essays and fiction. In March, 2018, her novel Sin in the Big Easy will be published by Post Hill Press.

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010: Why Finding Your Heart is the Key to Leadership with Claude Silver

By on July 9, 2018


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I am so excited to bring you Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer of VaynerMedia and close colleague of Gary Vaynerchuk.

Claude has made it her mission to humanise workplaces and is passionate about creating work environments where people thrive and grow.  She is the perfect person to leader VaynerMedia’s ‘people first’ ethos as she walks her talk and leads with huge amounts of heart.

Claude’s message is around humanizing workplaces by recognizing everyone as a key contributor who has experiences, values and perspectives to share. She also has a backstory that built her into the values-first leader she is today, which she shares openly and vulnerably in this episode.

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009: How Joining Up The Dots Creates a Path to Goals with David Ralph

By on July 6, 2018


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David Ralph is an extremely attractive (his words) host of the top-ranked online show Join Up Dots, where in each episode he takes his guests on a journey of discovery following the words of the late Steve Jobs. David launched his podcast Join Up Dots in April 2014. His show is now listened to in 182 countries around the world, with over 5 Million downloads and over 900 episodes so far (mine was episode 721).

From birth to today and back again, David joins up the dots of his guests lives, highlighting their failures and successes (with more than a few laughs in between) as he leads them to the time travel section “The Sermon On The Mic” where they have the chance to speak to their younger selves and share the advice they have gained.

This is a hugely powerful and inspirational show that has gained a massive audience in over 160 countries, and with its fun and quirky style is one that is fresh, unique and inspiring. David has done over 900 episodes (mine was episode 721), and his show has been downloaded over 5 Million times as of publishing this interview.

David is an ex-corporate trainer, with a wife, five kids, a grandson, a cat, and a snail (that might actually be dead already…who can tell?). He’s also very funny, if you can’t tell. His entire business is a result of his podcast and as the UK’s #1 podcaster, he’s regularly asked to speak at places like Pod Fest. He’s most recently put everything he knows about podcasting into his new training program for podcasters, Podcasters Mastery, so you can get the results you’re looking for and have a successful podcast that fuels your business.

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008: Never Quitting on Living The Life You Deserve with Chris Wirth

By on July 5, 2018


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Christopher J. Wirth is the Founder and President of No Quit Living. NQL is a Speaking, Coaching and Training Company that focuses on a number of topics like accountability and goals, time management, leadership, personal development and more.

NQL works with individuals, families, teams and corporations to help improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. In today’s world there is much negativity flowing throughout social media. No Quit Living motivates and inspires their clients to never give up on themselves or their goals.

Christopher is the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been rated as a top 50 Business Podcast on iTunes. Christopher is a sought after Keynote Speaker. If your need is for a dynamic speaker to motivate, inspire and captivate your audience– look no further!

Christopher began his coaching career as an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Basketball Coach, Collegiate Basketball Coach, as well as High School Basketball Coach.

Christopher lives in Greenwich, CT with his three children – Zachary, Emily and Mason. In addition to building and growing No Quit Living – Christopher also enjoys spending time playing sports, traveling, reading, and working out.

Key Points from the Show

  • In order to move forward, you need to be sure you have the right people on the journey with you. If you have the wrong people, they will hold you back, and you won’t make the progress you could make.
  • Don’t over-analyze or over-think the idea of moving forward, making change or doing the tough work. That can keep you where you are because you will focus on the tough work ahead. When you know you need to push forward, just push yourself forward.
  • Chris shared a quote from Buddha about the need to use positivity to solve problems rather than negativity and attacking. He shared, “Never in this world can hatred be stifled by hatred. It will be stifled by non-hatred. That is the law eternal.”

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007: How to Trust When Your Own Body Betrays You with Anne Sugar

By on July 3, 2018


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Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT. Prior to becoming an executive coach more than a decade ago, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta. She draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.

In facing Cancer, Anne learned first hand what happens when your body – the thing you are closest to and need to trust the most – feels like it can’t be trusted. And the growth she went through in the process forms the basis of the inspiration she shares in this episode of the Do a Day Podcast.

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006: Growth in Darkness to the Light of Love with MC YOGI

By on July 2, 2018


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I am so thrilled and honored to share this episode with you. This guest is not just someone who will absolutely inspire and enlighten you, but someone whose work I have hugely appreciated. Nicholas Giacomini, better known as MC YOGI, is a world-renowned yoga teacher, musician, and author. He has performed and taught yoga everywhere, from headlining festivals and nightclubs to performing in the Forbidden City in China and even at the White House. When not on the road, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda teach at their home studio, Point Reyes Yoga, in Northern California.

Spiritual Grafficit - Finding my True Path by MC YOGI
Spiritual Grafficit – Finding my True Path by MC YOGI

He shares his amazing journey and transformation with all the Day Doers out there, and I very strongly encourage you to check out his music and his book, which we talked about in the episode, Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path, which was released in September 2017 by harperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.

I started listening to MC YOGI’s music when my son discovered it at a local natural foods store. It was his fifth studio album (of seven so far), Beats, Mantras and Meditations. It featured the approach he took in his first five albums of producing hip hop songs that are bhajans, or songs that share a religious message, lesson or story. You might think that means he’s proselytizing or trying to push religion, but that’s not the case at all. Instead, he uses rhythms, beats and clever rhymes to introduce people to parables many have shared for centuries that carry lessons about peace, love, overcoming and focus. His two more recent albums move away from the approach to just share positive messages over great music. His musical style has also evolved away from the sort of Beastie Boys sound he started with into a more calm musicality I can only describe as tranquil and enlightening. As a fan of his music, it’s been cool watching the transformation his music has taken on since his first album, Elephant Power, was released in 2008 to Ritual Mystical featuring East Forest in 2016.

You’d think someone with this kind of message has had a life of peace and kindness. As you’ll find out in the episode, MC YOGI came from struggle. Of course he did – that’s why I wanted to have him share his story. He spent his early years lost, and lived in a home for at-risk youth. While he started rapping as a young teen, it was an introduction to yoga in his late teens that started a transformative journey that took him to India, where he found his true path.

I won’t spoil the story anymore, but you have to listen to this amazing episode of the Do a Day Podcast, and I strongly encourage you to dig into MC YOGI even further – he has so much to offer in terms of inspiration, and we only just scratched the surface in this interview.

If you want more MC YOGI, check out all the great ways to connect and experience his work below.

Key Points from the Show

  • Regardless of how many wrong choices we make, and how dark things get, we can still grow. If you think about plants, they all start as seeds growing in the dark.
  • The people around us can help or hurt our chances of moving forward, so being aligned with the right people can support our path forward.
  • Being open to new approaches to improvement can take you down paths that are so far beyond anything you could have imagined, so be willing to try things positive that may seem outside of your comfort zone.

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005: No Set Backs, Only Set Ups For What’s Next with Ryan Caligiuri

By on June 29, 2018


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Ryan Caligiuri is a marketing, sales, and product development specialist. Ryan is also the host of Cut the Crap Podcast, a weekly show where, along with the author, he breaks NYT and WSJ Best Selling books down to a handful of golden nuggets saving listeners time and providing new ideas every week!

Ryan’s story can be characterized as inspiring and persistent.

At young age of 16 Ryan knew he was going to be a marketer and went to school studying marketing communications. At 22 he contacted the author of the Ultimate Sales Machine, Chet Holmes, a total of 79 times before he responded to him and gave Ryan a chance to learn about sales and marketing. When Chet began to fall ill, he introduced Ryan to sales expert Jay Abraham to continue getting expert counsel in sales and marketing.

Shortly thereafter, Ryan began putting his knowledge to work as he took on clients. He made mistakes and he learned many lessons along the way as he grew into an expert in his field. Through his journey he learned how to rapidly develop products and services from the former Chief Marketing Inventor at Proctor and Gamble and now apply that knowledge to the rapid development of products, services, and campaigns.

Everyday he wakes up excited about what he does because he believes in the power of the niches he picked to drive growth for companies – prospecting to generate a pipeline, building thought leadership to drive strong familiarity and credibility, and developing products and services buyers want. In addition to his areas of expertise he pays special attention to the power of Simplicity and the Power of the Mind and the roles they have in our success.

On a personal side, Ryan takes what he does professionally and gives back to people to help them get out of debt and build revenue streams to help them get back on their feet, as well as being a long-time donor to many dog rescue shelters.

Key Points from the Show

  • It’s not a set back, it’s a set up for something greater. It’s not a matter of what happens in your life, but what you do with it.
  • Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us.
  • In life, we don’t know the answers. Life is constant discover. That’s what life is about, so we should always be searching for what matters to us, what we’re interested in, what our values are all about. Keep growing, and keep exploring your mind.
  • We can have a different life. We aren’t limited by what we have or what we believe we have. As Tony Robins says, we need to have a philosophy that empowers us.

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