February 17, 2020
If you are a long-time listener of the Dream Big Podcast, you know that Russell Brunson has had a major influence on my life. So I could not be more excited to share that Russell is this week’s guest on the Dream Big Podcast. Russell is probably most famous for popularizing the concept of sales funnels and launching ClickFunnels. But to me, Russell should be most famous for being one of the world’s best teachers. For our show notes, visit
February 10, 2020
Last weekend, Eva performed as Annie from the class musical Annie! In this episode, Eva shares how it went but also some important lessons she learned from her experience. We could not be more proud of Eva for her performance, but more importantly how she handled herself when things did not according to plan. Because as well all know life does not follow a perfect script, and the ability to adjust and keep on moving is an essential skill. For show notes, please visit
February 3, 2020
Eva shares her thoughts on the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the 7 other innocent souls who perished in last week’s helicopter crash. We live in Los Angeles, Eva’s dad grew up a huge Lakers fan and interned for the team during college, and Eva had the honor of interviewing Kobe on the Dream Big Podcast. Our deepest condolences to all the families that lost their loved ones in this unthinkable tragedy. For show notes, please visit
January 27, 2020
Eva has been in a handful of musical productions, but next weekend is the first time she will be performing in a starring role -- as Annie from the classic musical Annie! Eva has been super excited about the show, and so she thought she would share her top 3 secrets for dealing with stressful situations. And rather than stress out, Eva shares how to channel those emotions in a way that allows you to step up and perform to the best of your ability. For show notes, please visit
January 20, 2020
Our family is always on the lookout for powerful stories that we can share with our Big Dreamers. Recently, we were introduced to the incredible Jay Shetty. He recently released a video entitled “Ungrateful son teaches us all a lesson” that was particularly powerful. In this week’s episode, Eva describes the important lessons we can all learn about the truly important gifts in life. For show notes, please visit
January 13, 2020
Eva had been asking for some time now if we could find an afternoon to set-up a hot cocoa stand in front of our house. Last Saturday, we finally had a day with no major plans on the calendar so we made it happen. In this episode, Eva shares the secret to the smashing success of her hot cocoa stand. Our 3-part strategy can be used in ANY business (hint: this episode is great for our kid and adult Big Dreamers). For show notes, please visit
January 6, 2020
In this first episode of 2020, Eva shares our most recent family adventure -- how our family turned a terrible day into one of our best days ever. Life does not always go according to plan -- so learning to go with the flow, be creative, and turn negatives to positives will help ensure that 2020 is your best year yet. For show notes, please visit
December 30, 2019
This episode is being published on December 30, 2019 -- so 2019 is about to be a wrap and we are on to 2020. This episode is about the ONE WORD that will be a central theme for Eva in 2020. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how if you make this ONE WORD the focus of your energy in 2020, it will surely be your best year yet. Listen to the episode to find out what the ONE WORD is that will make 2020 a life-changing year for you! For show notes, please visit
December 23, 2019
Eva recently came home from school excited to invite a man named Colin O’Brady on the Dream Big podcast. When we asked her why she wanted Colin to come on, she explained that her teacher Ms Angel shared with the class that Colin and his team are currently attempting to row across Drake Passage. In order to accomplish this feat Colin and his crew of six will be rowing 24 hours a day in a perpetual 90-minute rotation for 21 days straight. For show notes, please visit
December 16, 2019
This week, Eva shares an incredibly valuable lesson from Admiral William McRaven’s commencement speech delivered at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Admiral McRaven’s message was so powerful that it went viral -- amassing tens of millions of views - and even inspiring a bestselling book entitled Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World. For show notes, please visit
December 9, 2019
Recently we stumbled across a video online of Jesse Itzler sharing his experience inviting a Navy Seal, David Goggins, who many regard as the world’s toughest man, to live with his family for 31 days and following his every command. David is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, the U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Eva shares some of the hilarious stories from Jesse’s experience, and explains WHY Jesse made this decision.
December 2, 2019
In this episode, Eva shares why she decided to develop her own morning ritual and the 5 key elements she plans to include in her routine. Eva is super excited about this new morning ritual -- and hopefully it inspires other Big Dreamers to win their morning as well. Because when you win the morning, you are setting yourself up to win the day! For show notes, please visit
November 25, 2019
It is a true honor to have one of Hollywood’s most prolific and accomplished composers on the Dream Big Podcast this week. James Newton Howard has composed music for over 120 films, including the Academy Award-nominated scores for Defiance, Michael Clayton, The Village, The Fugitive and Academy Award-nominated songs for Junior and One Fine Day. Our Big Dreamers can learn so much from Eva’s interview with James. Enjoy the interview :) For our show notes, visit
November 18, 2019
In recent months, 3 different Big Dreamers from around the world wrote to Eva about how to deal with people who say mean things about them online. Fortunately, one of our mentors Brendon Burchard recently created a video entitled “How To Deal With Haters.” Eva was really moved by Brendon’s advice, and shares Brendon’s tips as well as how she has applied Brendon’s strategies to deal with the cyberbullies who have said mean things about our podcast. For show notes, please visit
November 11, 2019
We always look for guests with inspiring life stories -- those who overcame struggles that would have caused most to quit but instead chose to transform their lives to achieve their Big Dreams. Lori Harder is the epitome of the ideal guest. In her discussion with Eva, Lori shares a story of being bullied as a child because of her weight. Rather than let the bullies destroy her life, Lori embodied the idea that “the greatest revenge is success." For our show notes, visit
November 4, 2019
In this episode, Eva answers a question about confidence from Jane who lives in Boise, Idaho. Eva shares how just 3 years ago she was so shy that she would refuse to place her own order at a restaurant, and explains how she has been able to build her confidence so that she can now confidently interview world-class performers. It’s been an incredible transmission, and this episode will be especially powerful if your child struggles with confidence. For show notes, please visit
October 28, 2019
It is not very often that Eva interviews a guest who has had multiple full-length documentary movies made about them. With this week’s guest, Laird Hamilton -- our family watched the movie: Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton -- and we immediately knew that Laird was a Big Dreamer who we would love to have on the podcast. Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. For our show notes, visit
October 21, 2019
It is simply amazing that it has been 3 years since we launched the Dream Big Podcast. Whether you have been part of Eva’s journey since 2016, or have just recently learned about the podcast, we wanted to thank every one of you Big Dreamers for listening to the podcast and for being Eva’s inspiration. In this episode, Eva reflects on the 3-year anniversary and explains how the mantra “Everything is Figureoutable” has been the key secret to launching the podcast and keeping it going the last 3 years.
October 14, 2019
Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear-facer, and branding strategist. In this podcast episode, she shares how an assignment she received in graduate school changed her life forever. Michelle has become so passionate about encouraging others to face their fears that she founded Hello Fears, a social movement that has empowered thousands to step outside of their comfort zone and tap into their full potential. For our show notes, visit
October 7, 2019
Towards the tail end of summer, Eva told Alex and I that she wanted to run for student council representative for her class.  Only 2 students are selected per classroom, so she asked if we had any tips on how to persuade her classmates to vote for her. In this episode, Eva shares her top 3 secrets on (1) what she in the weeks before the election; (2) what she did on the day of the election; and (3) what she has done after the election. For show notes, please visit
September 30, 2019
Eva works super hard to secure guests for the podcast. We research guests, film personalized invite videos, follow-up -- but every so often we hit the lottery and the opportunity to interview an amazing guest falls right in our laps. In this case, we received an email intro from Humble The Poet connecting us with his friend Neil Parishca. Neil is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, including The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. For our show notes, visit
September 23, 2019
Last December, we were invited by our dear friends Jackie and Chris to spend the weekend at their cabin in Lake Arrowhead.  The highlight of the weekend for Eva was riding her own go-kart for the very first time. This summer, we were graciously invited again, so right away Eva asked if we could ride go-karts. When we arrived at the track, the cashier told Eva she could not ride because she wasn't tall enough. This week, Eva shares important lessons with our Big Dreamers about how she responded to this “N
September 16, 2019
This is Alex, Eva’s dad, writing. Last month, I took Eva on a daddy-daughter date to Dodger stadium. I always knew that Eva was a powerful young lady, so I guess it should not have been a surprise that minutes after telling me it would be amazing to come home with a foul ball, she indeed had a foul ball in her hands. Eva shares a powerful lesson that I’m sure both kids and adults could hear about how to make your experiences in life magical - even when it is not your very 1st Dodger game. :) Enjoy!
September 9, 2019
This week, Eva shares her feelings about the recent passing of Sean Stephensen. This is the first time Eva has ever talked about death on the podcast. But Sean was a guest on the podcast and someone our family considered to be a hero. While those who loved Sean were devastated to learn this tragic news, Eva does have an uplifting message about how Sean’s legacy can and will live on. All our love to his incredible wife Mindie Kniss -- we are thinking of you and will never forget your amazing husband.
September 2, 2019
A few weeks ago, we took Eva to her first marketing event, put on by ClickFunnels which is the marketing software we use in our businesses. During the event, the CEO of ClickFunnels Russell Brunson shared the power of storytelling. In this episode, Eva shares the key takeaway on how to tell powerful stories, and provides an example to illustrate the difference between a boring and engaging story. For our show notes, visit
August 26, 2019
This episode is being published around the time that most of our younger Big Dreamers are back to school after summer vacation. Eva challenges all of the students listening to choose friends with positive attitudes about school and life in general. She also explains WHY choosing to surround yourself with positive people will have an impact on how you perceive the world, and the scientific evidence to back it up! By the same token, she highlights the dangers of surrounding yourself with negative peers.
August 19, 2019
The title of this episode is Luck is for Leprechauns and you are not green is a famous quote from one of the most motivational people on the planet - Eric Thomas. Eric does not believe that you should wait around and hope your dreams come true. Eva shares why you need to be prepared to put in hard work to be successful. We have always told our Big Dreamers that dreaming alone is not enough - you also need to be willing to work! For our show notes, visit
August 12, 2019
Today we welcome Felecia Hatcher -- who had literally the coolest job ever -- as “Chief Popsicle” of Feverish Ice Cream - a company she founded. Felecia has been honored at the White House on two occasions for the impact of her entrepreneurship and the social impact of her work. We were inspired that she not only became a successful entrepreneur in her own right, but also has been paying forward by helping so many others to become entrepreneurs as well. For our show notes, visit
August 5, 2019
Recently, we became familiar with the work of David Goggins, bestselling author of Can’t Hurt Me. While his content is not suitable for kids, there are many lessons David shares in his book that younger Big Dreamers can benefit from. In this episode, Eva shares David’s thoughts on the most important conversation you’ll ever have -- which of course is the conversation inside your mind. Eva shares some examples of how she has applied it in her own life. For our show notes, visit
July 29, 2019
We are so excited to introduce you to the amazing Michael Hirsch and the incredible organization he runs called Loveworks. We know that Michael is amazing and Loveworks is incredible because we actually flew to Oklahoma to meet Michael and visit the summer leadership camp at Loveworks, which coincidentally is also called Dream Big. Michael had discovered the Dream Big Podcast, and was kind enough to invite Eva to be the keynote speaker at the camp. For our show notes, visit
July 22, 2019
In this episode, Eva shares a powerful story about how money, fame and power cannot buy happiness. At the end of the day, your worth is not defined by the toys you have, the clothes you are wearing, the car you drive, the house you live in – what truly matters is the quality of the relationships you have and the memories you create with those you love. For our show notes, visit
July 15, 2019
Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a toronto-bred mc/spoken word artist with an aura that embodies the diversity and resiliency of one of the world’s most unique cities. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain, with dynamic live sets that shake conventions and minds at the same time. He is so easy to connect with, had great energy, and dropped so many valuable insights during this fun interview. For our show notes, visit
July 8, 2019
If you are a long-time listener, you know that Eva has a sister named Sophia. She brings so much joy into our lives, but she can be a handful at times. Eva was on the receiving end of a sucker punch to the face a few weeks ago, and Eva was understandably upset at Sophia for hitting her. In this episode, Eva shares an experiment involving a Water Bottle -- and how that experiment helped her release the negative feelings towards Sophia and move on. For our show notes, visit
July 1, 2019
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism, which argues that we should be much more selective about the technologies we adopt in our personal lives. Cal is super thoughtful and Eva was genuinely interested in his tips and strategies on ensuring that technology is a positive - rather than a negative -- force in her life. For our show notes, visit
June 24, 2019
In this episode, Eva shares two recent experiences: performing a complicated rap at her school talent show, and delivering a 20 minutes keynote in front of a live audience. Both experiences went incredibly well -- and in this episode Eva shares the two strategies that she believes were the primary reason for this success. For our show notes, visit
June 17, 2019
Elena Favilli is a writer and serial entrepreneur. She co-created the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, which has broken records on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for literary publications. We were beyond thrilled when Elena agreed to be a guest on the show, and share how she took her big dream of empowering young girls to believe in their ability to accomplish extraordinary things, and turned it into reality with the Rebel Girls series. For our show notes, visit
June 10, 2019
What do you think would happen if one of the world’s best violinists, Joshua Bell, performed in a busy Washington DC metro station during rush hour? Here’s the catch, no announcement was made. Instead, he played incognito in a baseball cap and lay out his violin case to collect donations. In this episode, Eva asks you to guess how many of the 1097 people who passed by stopped to listen, reveals the shocking results and shares important lessons for all our Big Dreamers. Show notes at
June 3, 2019
Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Kyle shares his “No Excuses” mentality and the deeply emotional and rewarding experience of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro. For our show notes, visit
May 27, 2019
You’ve probably heard Eva share on previous episodes how much she loves horses. Eva occasionally take group classes and one of the things she has noticed is just how well horse owners take care of their horses. What if we started to treat our bodies like a million dollar racehorse? In this episode, Eva shares why it is so important to take care of our bodies and gives her best tips on fitness, drinking plenty of water, and eating your veggies. For our show notes, visit
May 20, 2019
This week’s episode is truly special. Eva requested that we reach out to one of her favorite actresses from the Harry Potter films, Evanna Lynch. When we got confirmation from Evanna’s lovely assistant Lucy that Evanna would love to be on the Dream Big Podcast, Eva was beyond thrilled. She actually jumped for joy. It's moments like that, when we see Eva’s pure excitement, when we realize how amazing this experience has been for Eva to host the Dream Big Podcast. For show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.c
May 13, 2019
One of the most motivational mentors in the world right now is Brendon Burchard. Recently, we stumbled across a video of Brendon comparing people to power plants. In this episode, Eva explores this analogy in great detail, applies the analogy to the incredible life of Kyle Maynard (who will be our guest in an upcoming June episode!). This is a short, but powerful episode about Power Plants and what we can learn from Brendon’s thoughtful analogy. For our show notes, visit
May 6, 2019
Sasha DiGiulian first began climbing at 6 years old. She has won the World Championships for Female Overall, and has placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships. Sasha has been the undefeated panAmerican Champion 2004 to the present, and she is a three-time US National Champion. In this episode, Eva focuses on the mindset required to successfully ascend steep cliffs -- and how Sasha has worked on both her body and mind to become a champion climber. For our show notes, visit
April 29, 2019
Have you ever opened a gift either for your birthday or a holiday, and discovered that what was inside the box was not something you wanted? Turns out the way you react makes a huge difference. In this episode, Eva explains why life is a gift you should be grateful for, and how the more you find to be grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for.  For our show notes, visit
April 22, 2019
Imagine you are destined to be a fitness sensation and even have a degree in health sciences, but instead you choose a career in a multinational corporate environment where you struggle to find inspiration and the drive to go on! You finally reach that point tagged ‘rock bottom’ and things have nowhere to go but uphill. That’s the story of Natalie Jill, the uber-successful sports nutritionist and fitness trainer. For our show notes, visit
April 15, 2019
Eva shares with what it means to make a decision in your life. A real decision that you will follow through and actually take action on. It all comes down to whether what you are deciding is a Must or a Should. Eva shares a fun example from her own life of when she decided that she MUST win a trivia game about her favorite series, Harry Potter. For our show notes, visit
April 8, 2019
Marie Diamond is a globally renowned Transformational Teacher, Leader, Speaker and Best-Selling Author, Creator of Diamond Feng Shui, Diamond Dowsing and Inner Diamond Meditation Programs. She is also the only European star in the worldwide phenomenon "The Secret”. In addition to all these accolades, she also happens to be a dear, long-time friend to my mom and our family. It was a true honor to have Marie as a guest to share her wisdom with our audience. For our show notes, visit
April 1, 2019
If you are a long time listener, you know that Eva loves to find analogies from every day life to teach lessons about what it takes to achieve your big dreams. In episode 90, she even found a way to explain how the journey is similar to the Bean Boozled Challenge. We like to use analogies because it makes the lesson easy to remember. Make sure to listen to this episode where Eva shares what brushing your teeth can teach you about the road to achieving your big dreams! Visit
March 25, 2019
Kechi Okwuchi was one of the two survivors in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash on December 10, 2005 that claimed 107 lives. We first learned about her story when she auditioned on America’s Got Talent in 2017 as a singer, and finished the competition as a finalist. She later participated in AGT: The Champions in 2019, where Simon Cowell gave her the golden buzzer. We fell in love with Kechi’s story, and were thrilled she agreed to be on the podcast. For our show notes, visit
March 18, 2019
One of the skills that will be most important in achieving your big dreams is learning to seek guidance from those who have already found success. The most successful people in any field have dedicated years, if not decades, towards their journey. That’s why you want to listen to this episode where Eva shares her best tips and secrets for finding mentors.  You don’t want to miss this one! For our show notes, visit
March 11, 2019
Since this is the Dream Big Podcast, we know that all of you listening have BIG DREAMS. If you have heard any of the interviews I’ve done on the podcast, you know that most of our guests had to overcome challenges to ultimately achieve their dreams. How did they do it? Well, clearly they wanted it bad enough to put in the work even when the odds were against them. Make sure to listen to the episode to hear a powerful story and its very important lesson. Visit our show notes at
March 4, 2019
Gratitude is an important theme on this podcast. In Episode 8, Eva even did an entire episode on 5 reasons to be grateful. In that episode, we shared many startling statistics about very difficult circumstances that so many of our fellow humans across the world find themselves living in. In this episode, Eva shares two powerful gratitude tactics that she uses during in her daily life to remain grateful. For our show notes, visit
February 25, 2019
One theme that Eva talks about all the time on the Podcast is that on your road to achieving your big dreams, you will experience setbacks, obstacles and failures. But Big Dreamers who are truly passionate about their dreams do not give up. Today, Eva shares some examples of famous people who all experienced failure and could have easily quit. But because they persevered in the face of failure, the world experience their gifts and will never be the same. For our show notes, visit
February 18, 2019
In this episode, Eva and her sister Sophia share the story of a majestic elephant at a circus who can easily break free of the rope tied to her leg. But because the elephant was conditioned from a young age to believe that the rope was strong enough to hold her in place, the elephant does not bother to even try to break free. Eva then applies the lesson of this story to her life and shares why developing self-belief and perseverance is vital for all our Big Dreamers. Check out
February 11, 2019
In this episode, Eva talks about the importance of your peer group, about making sure you surround yourself with other Big Dreamers rather than Debbie Downers. Expanding on the old phrase “Birds of a feather flock together,” Eva shares the story about the Chicken and the Eagle. This fable about a majestic eagle living with chickens does not have the happiest of endings, but we believe the lesson is an important one that all of our Big Dreamers must learn! For our show notes, visit
February 4, 2019
There is an incredible speaker named Myron Golden who teaches about the Law Of Advancement.  The idea behind this law is that you must always go down before you can go up. In this episode, Eva shares Myron’s story of a mama and her baby eagles and how she teaches one of her babies, Sophia, how to fly. As always, Eva then shares how the story applies to going after your Big Dreams. For our show notes, visit
January 28, 2019
Today, we are super excited because for so long we have looked for the perfect analogy -- the perfect story - to powerfully demonstrate this lesson of persistent effort over a long period of time -- and we finally found it! Specifically, we came across a video of one of the world’s most dynamic speakers, Les Brown, sharing the powerful story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree. We instantly just knew that our Big Dreamers needed to hear this story. For our show notes, visit
January 21, 2019
In today’s episode, Eva shares a powerful life lesson taught to us by Lobsters. Yes, LOBSTERS. So you are probably wondering -- Lobsters? What in the world can Lobsters teach us about life? Don’t worry -- I would be wondering the same thing myself -- but then our family came across a video of Dr. Abraham Twerski -- who shared such a beautiful and powerful story about Lobsters that we just had to share it with our Big Dreamers. For our show notes, visit
January 14, 2019
We were lucky enough to have Simon Sinek on the Dream Big Podcast in Episode 91. We recently came across a video of him speaking entitled “How To Never Be Nervous Again.” In this episode, Eva describes the amazing story Simon shared in the video and the powerful lesson to take from it. We are proud of this episode because it shows how Eva is learning from mentors and implementing their advice in real-life situations. For our show notes, visit
January 7, 2019
Chris Colfer rose to fame as a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. But to Eva, Chris is the author of one of her favorite book series --The Land Of Stories. He was super nice and has tons of amazing advice for you Big Dreamers! And later that evening, we saw that Chris was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! So he started his morning talking to Eva and end with Jimmy. Now that’s an epic day of interviews! For our show notes, visit
December 31, 2018
This episode is being published on December 31, 2018. The last day of the year, and tomorrow rings in a New Year, 2019. And maybe when you are reading this it is already 2019 -- so wishing all you Big Dreamers a Happy New Year.  Today Eva shares the secret on how to make 2019 your best, and all you need to be able to do in distinguish between Rocks, Pebbles and Sand. Listen to this episode to hear this terrific story and powerful lesson. For our show notes, visit
December 24, 2018
Ruby Rose Turner is an actress, dancer, singer and model who began her professional career at the age of 7 as a dancer on an episode of Univision Miami's longest running hit TV show, "Sabado Gigante." Currently, Ruby stars in the Disney Channel series "Coop And Cami Ask The World,” in which she plays the title role of Cameron “Cami” Wrather. For our show notes, visit
December 17, 2018
One of the most remarkable stories that illustrates the power of belief is Roger Bannister’s feat of running a sub 4-minute mile. Before May 6, 1954, no human had ever recorded a mile in under 4 minutes. Roger Bannister broke this barrier, and since that time thousands of athletes have done so. Eva shares this story that all kids (and adults) should hear. Believing in your potential to accomplish your big dreams is the first step. For our show notes, visit
December 10, 2018
Jocko is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer. He was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, and was the commander of SEAL Team Three, Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Now, Jocko teaches leadership, strategy, tactics, fitness, and jiu-jitsu to people all over the world. For our show notes, visit
December 3, 2018
This episode tells the story of how Eva went from one of worst servers on her Volleyball team to one of the best. And the best part is that it did not take her all season to experience this incredible turnaround. It happened within a few weeks, and it came down to FOCUS. Specifically, what she was focusing on when she stepped up to the line to serve. Hear the story and learn from this important life lesson at
November 26, 2018
Radha is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. Her new book BELONG answers the questions, "how the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world? For our show notes, visit
November 19, 2018
It’s not every day you meet a 9-year-old who has her own podcast.  So people are curious when they find out that Eva has a podcast and ask a lot of questions.  What is the podcast about? What do you like about podcasting? But the question that our listeners are most eager to hear Eva’s answer to is WHY?  Why did Eva start her own podcast?  Eva has told bits and pieces of the story before on interviews and conversations – but she has never told the story. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.c
November 12, 2018
When we watched Elora Hardy’s TED Talk and saw photos of the magical bamboo houses that she was building in Bali, Eva immediately said that we need to invite Elora on the podcast.  We encourage everyone to watch the TED Talk because the phrase “you have to see it to believe it” definitely applies to Elora’s work. We were honored to have her on the podcast and hope to be able to visit Bali to meet Elora and see her mesmerizing bamboo homes in person.  For our show notes, visit
November 5, 2018
Eva shares a very important two-word question that she challenges our Big Dreamers to always ask before deciding whether something is impossible: What If? Eva shares some fun examples of when she asked the question What If? You’ll learn what she discovered by asking the question, as well as what would have happened if she did not ask the question. For our show notes, visit
October 29, 2018
Mia Sinclair Jenness is the voice of Nancy in Disney’s hit show Fancy Nancy based on the New York Times bestselling book series that most kids know and love! I know I do! Thank you Mia for coming on the Podcast and for singing a few lines of the sublime -- that’s a fancy word for amazing - theme song. We loved having you on the show! For our show notes, visit
October 22, 2018
We all want to reach our goals as fast as possible. But when you have a BIG dream, the reality is that it can take a lot of time to get to where you want to be… In this episode, Eva shares why it is so important to understand that big dreams by their nature will typically take years if not decades to turn into reality, and therefore why it is so important to fall in love with the journey (not just the destination). For our show notes, visit
October 15, 2018
We’ve had a ton of amazing guests on the Dream Big Podcast. So when we started to talk about inviting a previous guest back on – there was no shortage of choices. But there was one guest that came immediately to Eva’s mind when we asked her who she wanted to talk to again… JOE DE SENA. For our show notes and to find out why Eva decided to invite back on Joe, visit
October 8, 2018
We’re all human and mess up sometimes.  And occasionally, even the best of us royally mess up and really hurt the feelings of someone we love.  In this episode, Eva shares a 3-step process which we believe is the best way to say “I’m Sorry” in such a situation.   For our show notes, visit
October 1, 2018
Iron Cowboy James Lawrence completed 50 Ironman distance triathlons, in 50 days, in each of the 50 United States -- The 50-50-50. He did an Ironman 50 days in a row in all 50 US States. You’ll learn in this episode how James reached his goal, learned a ton about himself and life through the process -- and certainly earned his incredibly cool nickname -- the Iron Cowboy. For our show notes, visit
September 24, 2018
Eva shares a very powerful secret with our Big Dreamers, and we have to give credit to author Rachel Hollis for this one! For those of you are not familiar with Rachel, she is a super successful author and podcaster and influencer who recently wrote a best selling book called Girl, Wash Your Face which has sold over 1M copies. Eva reads Rachel’s post in the podcast so be sure to listen. For our show notes, visit
September 17, 2018
Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players to ever live. He played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers, and led his team to 5 NBA championships. This interview focuses on what Kobe has been doing since his retirement, including his new family friendly podcast “The Punies by Kobe Bryant.” For our show notes, visit
September 10, 2018
We’ve noticed that the word “hate” gets thrown around way too often, especially by kids.  I hate homework. I hate school. I hate doing my chores. I hate veggies. I hate traffic (ok, maybe I’ve been guilty of saying that too often).  Is the word “hate” is overused in your household? If so, be sure your kiddos listen to this powerful episode where Eva shares the devastating impact that the word “hate” can have on your life. For our show notes, visit
September 3, 2018
Today, Eva answers a question from Tom in Seattle.  Enjoy this episode where Eva shares the scientific explanation for why humans tend to focus on the negative more than the positive, and 3 powerful tips to help overcome negative thoughts (and embrace positive ones)! For our show notes, visit
August 27, 2018
We did it! 100 Episodes of the Dream Big Podcast. Nearly two years of publishing weekly episodes. It has been a remarkable journey and we thank you all for being part of it. Rather than do a normal interview or solo episode, Eva wanted to recap the top 5 lessons she has learned from the first 100 episodes. What’s so incredible about these 5 lessons is that we could not have predicted any of them when we first launched the show. For our show notes, visit
August 20, 2018
This episode covers a topic that is rarely discussed on the podcast, and that is anger. We often talk about the importance of having a positive attitude, but sometimes -- especially when something that is unfair has happened -- we are human and get angry. But what you do (or do not do) when you get angry is the focus of this episode. For our show notes, visit
August 13, 2018
In this week’s episode, Eva answers a question from a Big Dreamer who is interested in starting her own podcast. Jenny from Long Island has been waiting for 2 years to launch her podcast because she is trying to get everything perfect before she publishes her 1st episode. Eva shares a great Zig Ziglar quote -- “You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great” -- and encourages Jenny to get started now. For our show notes, visit
August 6, 2018
We are big proponents of having a positive attitude here at the Dream Big Podcast. So I think that most of our Big Dreamers will be surprised that this week’s episode is about engaging in Worst Case Scenario thinking. This “backwards” strategy is very powerful, and will be a good lesson for kids and adults that the “worse case scenario” is often not that terrible after all. For our show notes, visit
July 30, 2018
DeVon Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the most recent release, THE STAR, for Sony Pictures Animation. For our show notes, visit
July 23, 2018
We all have difficulty managing our expectations and learning to go with the flow when things don’t go as planned. But this is especially challenging for kids. In this episode, Eva shares 3 real-life examples of situations her expectations were not met, and offers her advice on what to do in those frustrating situations. For our show notes, visit
July 16, 2018
Dr. Kenneth Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than seven T. rex. We’re sure that Eva’s discussion with Dr. Lacovara about hunting for Dinosaurs will be fascinating to all our Big Dreamers -- young and old! For our show notes, visit
July 9, 2018
Eva shares what it means to be stuck in a rut --  we literally did get stuck in a rut when we were in Mexico and she shares that story.   Eva then shares her 3-step process on what to do when you are in that situation to start moving towards your Big Dreams again, and ends the episode with a fun rhyme.  For our show notes, visit
July 2, 2018
In this solo episode, Eva shares how she deals with the occasional negative review of her podcast. Haters can destroy your Big Dreams if you are not careful, so this one is such an important and honest episode. For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit
June 25, 2018
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist, and we were thrilled he agreed to come on the Dream Big Podcast -- as we have been great admirers of his work for years.   If you haven’t read “Start With Why” -- we consider it a must-read and offer our highest recommendation. For our show notes, visit
June 18, 2018
In this solo episode, Eva shares an analogy about how chasing your Big Dreams is a lot like playing the Bean Boozled game. It’s a super fun episode and an analogy that will definitely resonate with anyone who has ever done the Bean Boozled challenge. For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit
June 11, 2018
In this solo episode, Eva answers an audience question about what to do when you think that someone you care about is lying to you.   You can’t control the action of others but you can control how you react -- and that makes all the difference. For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit
June 4, 2018
Alex Banayan hacked The Price Is Right the day before his freshman year final exams, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people. He shares what he has learned in his new book “The Third Door” which you can pick up at Alex has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30.” For our show notes, visit
May 28, 2018
In this solo episode, Eva answers an audience question about what to do when you have moments of self-doubt -- when you start hearing that voice in your head that says “You Are Not Good Enough.” For our show notes, visit
May 21, 2018
Kelly Sue DeConnick has been credited with drawing female readers back to comic books. She is the writer of many popular comic-book series starring female characters, including most famously the Marvel imprint Captain Marvel.. She writes passionately, both on and off the page, about feminism, female representation, and the need for more female comic-book creators. For our show notes, visit
May 14, 2018
Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned interviewer, podcast host, keynote speaker and corporate consultant on interviewing and storytelling. He inspires organizations to take a new look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions can Change Your Life. For our show notes, visit
May 7, 2018
David Gallo works to push the bounds of oceanic discovery. Active in undersea exploration (sometimes in partnership with legendary Titanic-hunter Robert Ballard), he was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail. For our show notes, visit
April 30, 2018
Ryan Carson is the CEO & Founder of Treehouse, an online technology school that takes people from zero experience to job-ready in as little as six months.  With his tremendously effective work/life balance, Ryan steers the company ship and still makes family time a high priority. For our show notes, visit
April 23, 2018
Chade-Meng Tan is a Google pioneer, award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader and philanthropist. He retired from Google as its Jolly Good Fellow at the age of 45. He is currently the Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and Co-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, which has been nominated eight times for the Nobel Peace Prize. For our show notes, visit
April 16, 2018
Jill Heinerth is an extreme cave diver who gets to dive deep inside underwater caves, search for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, and explore the magical underwater world. Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. For our show notes, visit
April 9, 2018
James McLamb and Matt Rush are the founders of Generation Ziglar. Their mission is to inspire the next generation to impact future generations. For our show notes, visit
April 2, 2018
Danielle Feinberg is Pixar’s director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award®- winning features WALL•E, Brave and Coco. In addition to Danielle’s Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue math and science. For our show notes, visit
March 26, 2018
Erik Weihenmayer lost his vision by the age of 13, but he resisted the idea that blindness would sweep him to the sidelines of life. He was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest and has founded a movement inspiring people around the world to lead a “No Barriers Life.” For our show notes, visit
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