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October 15, 2019
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/), the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of three books (http://reshmasaujani.com/), including Brave, Not Perfect (https://amzn.to/33hlNbH), New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World (https://amzn.to/33f9JaT), and Women Who Don't Wait In Line. Her TED talk, "Teach girls, bravery not perfection," has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we're raising our girls. Reshma's earned broad recognition for her work as an attorney, activist, and advocate for young women, including Fortune World's Greatest Leaders; Fortune 40 Under 40; WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year; Forbes Most Powerful Women Changing the World; Fast Company 100 Most Creative People; and Crain's New York 40 Under 40, among others. Join us today to hear how a young, outsider Indian girl in Chicago who was expected by her family to grow into a quiet, unassuming life, now regularly battles tech giants and thinks nothing of going to the White House to speak out for the rights and opportunities denied to young women. It's a great conversation about navigating cultural and familial expectations, how things that initially appear to be devastating losses can actually lead to some truly unexpected opportunities, and the beauty of living brave, not perfect.   Check out our offerings & partners:  Zapier: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/GOODLIFE ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Four Sigmatic: Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/goodlife and using code GOODLIFE at checkout.
October 10, 2019
Cyndie Spiegel was a rising star in the fashion industry. Fifteen years in, living the life so many dream of, she made a bold decision. To walk-away from her career and, in no small part, her life, in order to create the space to step into a powerful new season of contribution and connection. Now flourishing and more fully-alive than ever, she's a keynote speaker and author with a focus on empowerment, culture and inclusion (http://www.cyndiespiegel.com/), community-organizer, and founder Dear Grown Ass Women™ (http://www.deargrownasswomen.com/), a movement to redefine and elevate the diversity of Xennial & GenX women. Speigel is also regularly featured in publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post, and is the author of A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage (https://amzn.to/2lKiLfO). Check out our offerings & partners:  Varsity Tutors: To receive up to$250 and a FREE consultation with an education director, go to Varsitytutors.com/goodlife KiwiCo is a convenient, affordable way to encourage your children to be anything they want to be. Go to kiwico.com/GOODLIFE to get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE. Ethos is a faster, easier and affordable way to get life insurance. Get a fully personalized quote by going to ethoslife.com/goodlife
October 8, 2019
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business (https://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/jonathan-haidt) who researches the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures –– including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. He’s written several books, including The Happiness Hypothesis (https://amzn.to/2VnpXvM), The Righteous Mind (https://amzn.to/2MfbfTe) and The Coddling the American Mind (https://amzn.to/33f6e4i), and co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology to help foster connection among disparate groups. In today’s conversation, we talk about everything from deconstructing happiness to changing attitudes towards adversity to what it means to truly flourish — and the critical importance of connection, community, and relationship-building in the face of profound differences as a part of a good life. Check out our offerings & partners:  NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now. Boll and Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollAndBranch.com, and enter promo code GOODLIFE Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE
October 3, 2019
Madison McFerrin is an independent singer-songwriter (http://madisonmcferrin.com/) based in Brooklyn, NY, who's lit up the world with her distinctively soulful voice and arrangements. Raised in music by her father, legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin, Madison knew she was going to be a singer from the age of 5 and was on her path, learning, performing, finding her own unique voice and building her career. But after a very public national anthem performance went sideways, she found herself facing an onslaught of viral, online hate from thousands of anonymous critics as well as some of the biggest names in music. She had to decide exactly how she wanted to keep sharing her gift with the world. Rather than hiding, she took the critics on by releasing powerful new a capella tracks that wowed listeners, turned the tide, and set her off on a new musical direction. She is currently building on her momentum, pairing her timeless voice with modern production on her new project, You + I, which quickly had its lead single "TRY" (http://smarturl.it/TRY-single) rack up 560K+ views in her debut COLORS session. Check out our offerings & partners:  LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com LinkedIn's Hello Monday podcast: Find Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Stitch Fix Kids: Get started today at StitchFix.com/kids/goodlife to try Stitch Fix and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box! And as a bonus, Stitch Fix will waive the $20 styling fee when you use our special URL. Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
October 1, 2019
Danny Clinch has played with, photographed, and filmed some of the most iconic musicians in modern history, including Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tupac Shakur, and Johnny Cash. Acclaimed as one of the top photographers in the music scene (http://www.dannyclinch.com/) for decades and the recipient of 3 Grammy Award nominations himself, Danny’s work has appeared everywhere in Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, and GQ, as well as numerous galleries. He recently founded the Transparent Gallery (https://www.facebook.com/dannyclinchtransparent/) at the Asbury Hotel to showcase music and culture in the area, along with his annual Sea.Hear.Now music and art festival (https://www.seahearnowfestival.com/). In addition to his camera, the other thing Danny Clinch never leaves home without is his harmonica. He doesn't just love photographing musicians, he's also a long-time lover and creator of music, playing with his own band and sitting in with many of the amazing people he photographs. In today’s conversation, we talk about the complete coincidence that led to him first picking up a camera, how he honed his chops under Annie Leibovitz and other legends in the biz, and the power of place and devotion in shaping who we become. Check out our offerings & partners:  Butcher Box: Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members 2 pounds of ground beef in every box for the life of their subscription, plus $20 off their first box. Go to ButcherBox.com/goodlife OR enter promo code GOODLIFE at checkout. Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
September 26, 2019
Bridgett M. Davis (http://bridgettdavis.com/)grew up in the high-stakes mix of Motown, motor-city unions, and racial tension that was Detroit in the 1960s and 70s, watching her mother, Fannie, run a neighborhood numbers game that provided for the family and the community. After leaving Detroit for New York City, she honed her craft as a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter, with her most recent work, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life In The Detroit Numbers (https://amzn.to/2ZMJ430), paying tribute to her mother’s ingenuity and care under world-shifting circumstances. Join us to hear Davis share her journey from the troubled city of her upbringing to award-winning author and professor, and the incredible through-line of compassion, generosity, and tangible acts of love that saw her through it. Check out our offerings & partners:  “A Million Little Things”, Returns Thursday, September 26th , 9/8 central, after “Grey’s Anatomy”, on ABC Boll and Branch: Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollAndBranch.com, and enter promo code GOODLIFE Zapier: Right now through November, try Zapier free by going to our special link Zapier.com/GOODLIFE   Coaches, Counselors, HR pros, Advisors, Leaders, & helping professionals - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life.
September 24, 2019
Tania Katan (https://taniakatan.com/)is a speaker, bestselling author, and co-creator of globally viral empowerment campaign #ItWasNeverADress. Her inventive way of formulating ideas led to the groundbreaking bestseller, Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life (https://amzn.to/31fZC4U). While she’s now known for her unique ability to make unseen connections, generate imaginative innovations, and foster creative breakthroughs across a wide range of industries, the way she got there was anything but a straight line. From finding the right blend of “pay the bills work" to creative work as a young playwright to subverting the status quo of the art world with arm wrestling events, she’s explored what it means to harness creativity in all kinds of arenas. In today’s conversation, Katan shares the story of how she came to embrace creative trespassing, and what she’s learned about finding opportunities for new ways of working and being, even in the most mundane circumstances. Check out our offerings & partners:  “A Million Little Things”, Returns Thursday, September 26th , 9/8 central, after “Grey’s Anatomy”, on ABC Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Coaches, Advisors & Leaders - Become “Sparketype® Certified!” Learn how to tap the power of the Sparektypes to help others come alive in work and life. https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketype-certification/
September 19, 2019
Productivity - not a fun word for most people. Well, what if there was a way to quickly figure out what matters most, focus in on that, let go of everything else, then go from idea to done? To become a productivity Jedi. That is what we're talking about in today's powerful conversation with Start Finishing (https://amzn.to/2MRYpgA) author, and founder of Productive Flourishing (https://www.productiveflourishing.com/), Charlie Gilkey. We dive into Charlie's specific ideas around why so much of our effort to be productive fails, and how to rewire our brains and schedules and actions for finishing and finally feel good about what we're accomplishing. Along the way, we explore how Gilkey's highly-unique background as a philosopher, military logistics officer, productivity strategist and consultant to creative professionals, founders and fast-growth entrepreneurial teams has shaped his powerful lens of going from idea to done. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com
September 17, 2019
Growing up in northern California, Kyle Bryant (https://kyleabryant.com/) loved being outside and being active. But, his late teens would change everything. He began experiencing a loss in balance, coordination and strength. A battery of doctors and tests eventually led to a diagnosis of Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare, progressive neuromuscular disease that currently has no treatment or cure. While grappling with this diagnosis and all it meant, Kyle discovered cycling, and, along with it, a new lease on freedom. He's now completed numerous ultra-distance rides including "The World's Toughest Bike Race", Race Across America in 2010, as part of 4-man Team FARA which is the subject of the documentary The Ataxian. He is the co-host of the Two Disabled Dudes Podcast and the author of a moving new memoir, Shifting Into High Gear (https://amzn.to/31R1QaR). Bryant is also the founder and director of the bicycle ride fundraiser, rideATAXIA for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). rideATAXIA is currently held annually in 6 locations and has raised over $7 million for Friedreich's ataxia (FA) research since 2007. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: Try the Peloton Bike in your home for 30 days. Free pick-up and a full return if you still aren’t certain the Peloton Bike is for you! Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at onepeloton.com and use promo code GOODLIFE to get $100 off accessories with the purchase of a Peloton. ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order.
September 12, 2019
Chase Jarvis wants you to know...YOU ARE CREATIVE! An award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, Chase (https://www.chasejarvis.com/) has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others. He was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. Jarvis is also the founder of CreativeLive (https://www.creativelive.com/), where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music, and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs. And, he's got a new book out, Creative Calling: Establish a daily practice, infuse your world with meaning, and succeed in work + life (https://amzn.to/2Lp6XIF) that is one part memoir, one part roadmap to discovering your creative calling. And, we dive into all of it. In addition to this week's podcast, we recorded a conversation with Chase as a few years back, which you can check out here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/chase-jarvis/). Check out our offerings & partners:  Talkspace: Go to talkspace.com/student and make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get your first week free. Varsity Tutors: To receive up to$250 and a FREE consultation with an education director, go to Varsitytutors.com/goodlife
September 10, 2019
Lisa Genova (https://www.lisagenova.com/) graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard with a focus on the brain and addiction. Genova's TED talk—What You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s—was one of the most popular TED talks of 2017 and has been viewed over 4 million times. So, how did she end becoming a novelist, penning the mega-New York Times bestseller, Still Alice (which was made into an Oscar-winning movie)? And, what led Lisa to not just investigate dementia, Alzheimer's and numerous other neurological conditions, but also write a series of deeply-moving novels that shine a powerful, relatable light on these conditions, including Left Neglected, Love Anthony, Inside the O’Briens and her most recent, Every Note Played (https://amzn.to/2ZepfRJ)? That's what we explore in today's conversation, along with some powerful awakenings, truths and insights about brain health and Alzheimer's. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!
September 5, 2019
Sam Kirk (http://iamsamkirk.com/) was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and spent most of her childhood jumping from neighborhood to neighborhood with her family. While she loved exploring new communities and cultures with each move, she was also grappling with her identity as a biracial, queer woman, especially attending religious school. So, she turned to art as a way of both expressing herself and also processing her struggles and awakenings. She eventually found her way into the world of advertising, where she’d rise up the ladder, before the call to paint and create would begin to call her back to the world of being a full-time artist. Now, established with her work in galleries, permanent collections and large-scale public murals around the country and world, Sam creates artwork to celebrate people and to inspire pride and recognition for underrepresented communities that celebrates a wide blend of culture, identity, and speaks to the politics and issues that define so much of the public discourse today. Part autobiographical, and part fairytale, her vibrant color palette reveals profound stories laced with optimism and endowed with the fullness and complexity and joy of all parts of who she is.  Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com
September 3, 2019
Five years ago, Nir Eyal showed the world how tech-companies build apps, games, and platforms that highjack your attention and become near impossible to stop using in his book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. That book became a global phenomenon and opened people's eyes to the power of technology to not just help, but consume our lives. His new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life (https://amzn.to/2KXnkMx), serves as a guidebook for getting the best of technology and reclaiming our attention, without letting it get the best of us. In addition to writing and speaking, Eyal has also lectured at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. You can find two tools references in the conversation here: schedule maker tool (https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/) | distraction guide (https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/). Check out our offerings & partners:  ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
August 29, 2019
Kate Inglis (http://www.kateinglis.com/) writes children’s fiction, including award-nominated novels and picture books. Kate's writing through the premature birth of her twins, the subsequent loss of one, and life beyond eventually led to her internationally recognized book, Notes for the Everlost (https://amzn.to/2KVNKzp). In today’s expansive conversion, we dive into the peak moments, both highs and lows, from profound loss to revelation, creation, community and celebration, the stories that have shaped her path, the unexpected universality of her experience, her creative lens, voice and commitment to a life of creativity and service. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Perfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN NYC! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening in New York City in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/)
August 27, 2019
In the mid-to-late 2000s, Chris Winfield (https://www.chriswinfield.com/) was riding high. Living fast, a co-founder of one of the hottest creative-agencies in tech, he had the world at his feet. Secretly, he was dying inside, addicted and, at what seemed like the height of success, Chris' business and life imploded. He realized there had to be another way, starting in recovery he set off on a journey of rediscovery, seeking to figure out who he was, what really mattered and how he wanted to serve. Years later, coming from a more intentional and healthy place, he's rebuilt his life, clean and sober, leading by giving and found a way to tap what he learned was one of his greatest and most valued strengths, his ability to connect with people. That fueled the launch of a series of groundbreaking publicity events for entrepreneurs and experts, Unfair Advantage Live (https://events.chriswinfield.com/), along with a new venture, Super Connector Media™, on a mission to help people share their unique genius with the world. Check out our offerings & partners:  Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening near San Diego in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/).
August 22, 2019
When you hear "energy medicine," what do you think? For many, it's a blend of curiosity and caution. You've heard about incredible outcomes after nearly everything else has failed, yet you can't wrap your head around HOW it works, let alone IF it works. Is it real? Is there science? This week, we sit down with Jill Blakeway, L.Ac, DACM, a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist, to explore applications, research and scientific bases for this fast-growing healing modality. Blakeway is the founder of Yinova (https://www.yinovacenter.com/), a group of alternative health clinics in New York City. She is also the co-author of Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility, Sex Again: Recharging your Libido, and her latest book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing (https://amzn.to/2SGUi76). Check out our offerings & partners:  Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!   SPECIAL INVITE: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! I’m often asked, “do you do private consulting or work with entrepreneurs and founders?” Short answer, not anymore. With one exception. Last year, I began to invite intimate groups of founders (8 people max) to join me for 3 immersive days with a focus on identifying and releasing stuck-points and creating the structure, positioning, story, and offerings needed to accelerate growth, in real-time. I love guiding these deeply collaborative, often transformational experiences that leave you not only with ideas, but actualized solutions and a new group of allies and champions. So, we decided to continue with them. The next one is happening near San Diego in late October. If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE now (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/).
August 20, 2019
Michael C. Reichert, PhD (http://www.michaelcreichert.com/)is founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania and a clinical practitioner specializing in boys and men, who has also conducted extensive research globally. In his recent book, How to Raise a Boy, he shares powerful stories and research about the behaviors, roles and expectations we place on young boys and how that often locks them into ways of being that are destructive not only to their own lives, but also potentially to their relationships in all parts of life and to society writ large. In our conversation, Reichert also addresses a number of societal myths and offers more constructive, science-backed reframes. At a time when we’re all reexamining questions of gender, identity, behavior and the way we bring ourselves to the world and our roles in teaching those who look to us as models of behavior and values, this topic has never been more important. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase! Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Growth Immersion: SPEND 3-DAYS WITH ME IN SAN DIEGO! If you’d love you learn more and potentially apply, just click HERE (http://www.jonathanfields.com/growth-immersion/) now.
August 15, 2019
If I offer the word influence, is your immediate reaction negative or positive? Zoë Chance (www.zoechance.com) has done the research. She knows what the reaction is for most people, it is not positive. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. What if influence could be a force for good? That’s what Chance all about. Her course on influence is one of the most popular at Yale School of Management, her behavioral economics framework is the foundation for Google’s global food policy guidelines and her work is often covered in places like The Economist, The New York Times, and the BBC. In today’s conversation, we also take a step back in time, explore Zoë’s personal journey, which started in a very different place. Prior to teaching at Yale, Zoë managed a $200 million segment of the Barbie brand and received her doctorate from Harvard Business School. Check out our offerings & partners:  Talkspace: Go to talkspace.com/student and make sure to use the code GOODLIFE to get your first week free. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
August 13, 2019
In the blink of an eye, Orlando Bowen’s (http://www.orlandobowen.com/) life would never be the same. One moment, he was celebrating the signing of a new contract to play pro football, the next he was on the ground, being physically attacked by members of law enforcement, and suffering an injury that would end his career and lead to a season of life that would profoundly change him. Even though he was a victim, he found himself charged with a crime that, though eventually exonerated, led so many to abandon him. Bowen was forced to reckon with the injustice of the moment, while scrambling to figure out how to take care of his family. It took years, but, led by a giant heart and commitment to service, he rebuilt his living and life. Now a highly sought-after speaker and the founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization, Orlando inspires people to get off the sidelines and become GameChangers in business and life. And, remarkably, 10 years after the incident that would forever change his life, he wrote a public letter of forgiveness (https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03/30/football_player_who_was_beaten_by_cops_pens_letter_of_forgiveness.html) to his attackers. We explore this powerful story in today’s conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
August 8, 2019
Growing up outside Belfast, Ireland, Emma Mcilroy was obsessed with all-things athletics, while also developing a fierce interest in human behavior. She went on to Cambridge, then landed in the world of business, starting out at Barclays in London. Soon after, McIlroy jumped companies and countries to work for Nike in Oregon. Still, something else, a powerful and deeply personal vision, bundled with a movement to smash gender norms, support equality and empower expression was brewing. So she left to launch her own brand, Wildfang (https://www.wildfang.com/), upon the "belief that a womxn has the right to wear whatever the hell she likes and be whoever the hell she likes." Wildfang now boasts locations in Portland, LA and NYC, and has built a global following and fanbase of badass celebs including Janelle Monae, Chvrches, Lizzo, Rachel Evan Wood, and Blondie. Check out our offerings & partners:  Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
August 6, 2019
Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury playing college football. Doctors gave him a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again. But, four grueling years later, he defied the odds and walked across the stage (https://chrisnorton.org/book-movie/) at his college graduation with his fiancé, Emily Summers. Three years after that, Chris attempted another incredible feat, walking down the aisle with his wife, Emily. Their moving story is told in a new book, The Seven Longest Yards (https://amzn.to/2jNu7P7). Along the way, Chris created the Chris Norton Foundation to help people with spinal cord and neuromuscular disabilities and Chris and Emily adopted five amazing girls, and have fostered a total of 17 children. They are both deeply committed to providing a safe, loving home for children in need. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE
August 1, 2019
Morgan Jerkins (http://www.morgan-jerkins.com/) is a journalist, author, editor, and professor at Columbia University. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing (https://amzn.to/2XR5P9Z), exploded into the public’s consciousness last year, becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. She writes with a raw transparency and fierce sense of self-examination and revelation, sharing deeply personal, provocative stories, moments and reflections that often center around her experience as a woman of color, intersectionality, feminism, the writing life and the world of publishing, gender and race and so much more. Morgan has also been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and is a Senior Editor at ZORA. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout.
July 30, 2019
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, John Urschel, lived a double-life. On the field, he was a celebrated football player, starting out at Penn State before turning pro and playing in the NFL. But, off the field, a profoundly different, yet equally powerful passion and lifelong fascination consumed human--mathematics. Now, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at MIT, he's building a life and living around this pursuit, with a vision to teach. He shares insights about this journey in his book, Mind and Matter (https://amzn.to/2JYDtlh). In today's conversation, explore how these dual passions found a place in his life and were nurtured and pursued. We also talk about his time at Penn State, during what was a very dark period, how he personally experienced it and the choices he made along the way. Check out our offerings & partners:  Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!
July 25, 2019
After years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking and self-publishing her exercises, Julia Cameron (https://juliacameronlive.com/) launched a global phenomenon in 1992 with the publication of The Artist's Way (https://amzn.to/2JPzrvJ). The book has since been translated into 40 languages, sold over five million copies and, along with companion workshops, brought creativity into the mainstream conversation— in the arts, in business, and in everyday life. Along the way, Cameron has authored more than 40 books, plays and screenplays, written for Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and collaborated with legends of television and movies, including Martin Scorsese, who would, for a time, become her partner in life as well. In today's conversation, we dive into Julia's early years, her entrée into the writing life, her years-long struggle with addiction and awakening from it, her time in the world of movies, and her fierce commitment to her craft and to helping others find their creative voices and let them out. Check out our offerings & partners:  LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com
July 23, 2019
Scott Galloway (https://www.profgalloway.com/) is a Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he was named “One of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants in 2012. He is the founder of Red Envelope, Prophet Brand Strategy, and L2 Inc., and has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer, The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. His latest book is The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning (https://amzn.to/2ye6WkR). In today's conversation, we go deep into Galloway's surprising "origin story," how the fierce devotion of a single mom and an education system that opened its arms despite "questionable" credentials made possible so much. And, we explore how the changing face of today's society, education, and economy calls us to reexamine how we define and pursue success in all parts of life. Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use the code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com! Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Westin: At Westin Hotels & Resorts, they have a single goal: to help you travel well. Explore more at Westin.com
July 18, 2019
Violet Duncan (https://www.violetduncan.com/about) is an author, storyteller, educator, performer and Native American Hoop & Powwow dancer. She's a proud member of the Plains Cree of Kehewin Cree Nation & Taino. Violet facilitates workshops to promote spiritual wellness and cultural education across the United States, Canada and Europe. After becoming a mother of four, saw a need for Native American representation in literature and authored two children's books; "When We Dance" & "Let's Hoop Dance!" She is now a featured storyteller at many festivals nationally and internationally. Her work addresses her native culture and is accessible for anyone trying to understand the modern Native experience. She is currently working on her next children’s book, “I am Native.”  Check out our offerings & partners:  Legacybox: There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Go to Legacybox.com/GOODLIFE to get 40% off your first order LaCroix®Sparkling Water: Join the LaCroix community on Social at @LaCroixWater and for more information and a full list of retailers, visit LaCroixwater.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
July 16, 2019
In the late 1990s, Jerry Colonna co-founded the iconic Flatiron Partners with Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the world’s most successful, early-stage investment funds. Five years later, Jerry's work and life fell off a cliff and he found himself questioning whether he wanted to stay alive. Sage advice from a therapist sent him on a journey that would eventually lead him away from the industry, into Buddhism and his own personal reclamation. Stepping back into the light, he decided to devote his life to profound service and compassion, becoming one of the most sought-after coaches and advisors to founders of many of the fastest growing ventures in the world. He is now the CEO, and co-founder, of Reboot.io (http://www.reboot.io/book), a leadership development collective dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders. He's also the author of an incredible new book, Reboot (http://www.reboot.io/book), that not only takes you deep into his personal journey, but also redefines what it means to be a grown-up in a position of leadership in business and life. Check out our offerings & partners: ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE. Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
July 11, 2019
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (http://www.hellodrjoy.com/) is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls (https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/). Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Bustle, MTV, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and Essence. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons. In today's conversation, we explore her experiences growing up in a small town, her pursuit of learning, teaching and academic excellence, love of pop culture, and how her awareness of inequities in the way mental health services were offered led her to start her practice and launch Therapy for Black Girls. Check out our offerings & partners:  Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Skillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFE NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
July 9, 2019
Chris Guillebeau (https://chrisguillebeau.com/) is the founder and host of the daily podcast, Side Hustle School (https://sidehustleschool.com/), which is downloaded more than two million times a month. Along the way, he has shared the stories of more than 900 side hustles and distilled much of his learning into a new book, 100 Side Hustles (https://amzn.to/2XxKemD). In this beautifully-created, full-color "side hustle recipe book," he describes what a side hustle is and is not, reveals the common patterns, categories, questions, myths and facts, then walks you through specific examples of 100 different side hustles. We also about the role a side hustle can play in crafting a more fulfilling work life. For more about Chris' "origin story," and other New York Times bestselling books, check out our earlier conversations on the podcast here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/guillebeau-quest/) and here (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/video/why-the-possibility-of-failure-must-be-on-the-table/). Check out our offerings & partners:  Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Fully: Reimagine what your work can feel like. To transform your workspace, go to FULLY.com/GOODLIFE ThirdLove: Go to THIRDLOVE.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase!
July 4, 2019
Jennifer Pastiloff (https://www.jenniferpastiloff.com/) is the author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, And Listening Hard (https://amzn.to/2LA2aWu). She travels the world, leading On Being Human workshops that integrate movement, writing, sharing aloud and belonging to create a space where shame, hiding and isolation exit and grace, beauty and revelation, along with a whole lot of laughing and dancing enter. Jen is also the founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station. All of this is informed by her own personal journey, one that had her believing she was a bad person from the time she was a child, and living with depression and anxiety while slowly losing her hearing. She kept all of this secret until a moment of awakening that set her on a profoundly different, more open, accepting and joyful path and led her to eventually step into her role as a writer, teacher and leader. Check out our offerings & partners:  Sleep Number: You’ll only find Sleep Number at any of the 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Find the one nearest you at sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE Circle: Right now, our listeners get a limited time offer of $30 off of a Circle Home Plus, when you visit meetcircle.com/goodlife and enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
July 2, 2019
David Epstein (https://www.davidepstein.com/) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene and his new blockbuster book, Range (https://amzn.to/2K449m6), which makes a powerful, science-backed argument about success. Contrary to those who say "find your thing as early as possible, then focus on becoming the best at it," it turns out those who succeed at the highest levels and stay there longest do not specialize early or become world-class experts in one narrow domain. They actually do the exact opposite. They stay generalists for as long as possible. Early specializers often rise fast, then burn out, leaving those playing a longer, more generalized game to eventually lap them, rise higher and stay successful longer. We dive into the eye-opening research, along with Epstein's remarkable personal journey in today's conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Modsy: This month ONLY, when you go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use the code GOODLIFE you will get 20% OFF. Everlane: Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
June 27, 2019
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER (http://www.nadiabolzweber.com/) first hit the New York Times list with her 2013 memoir—the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint followed by the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints in 2015. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is the founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints. She speaks at colleges and conferences around the globe. Her latest book, Shameless (https://amzn.to/2FpbEzU), is an exploration of sex, gender and faith. Check out our offerings & partners:  ZipRecruiter: Right now, you can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD Ancestry: Go to Ancestry.com/GOODLIFE today for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit. Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE
June 25, 2019
Austin Kleon (https://austinkleon.com/) is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work!, and his newest book, Keep Going (https://amzn.to/2MxSePD). His work has been translated into over 20 languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and the Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He grew up in the cornfields of Ohio, devoted himself to music as a kid, writing and art as an adult, and now calls Austin, Texas, home. Today, we explore his journey and lens on creativity, work and life. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE Ben & Jerry's: Dig into your own favorite flavor anywhere ice cream is sold, or find a new favorite at benjerry.com
June 20, 2019
Ashley C. Ford (http://www.ashleycford.net/) is a writer, media producer and host, living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She currently hosts PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and is the former host of Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. Ford has written for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and she's working on her memoir, along with a collection of interviews (B-Side Chats) with her husband, Kelly Stacy. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017). And, like all humans, her journey has been anything but linear. In today's conversation, we explore the powerful and, at times, painful awakenings that led her to this joyfully real, confident, compassionate and supported season of work, love and life. Check out our offerings & partners:  Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. DoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app (https://www.doordash.com/) and enter promo code GLP. Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com
June 18, 2019
John Chester has been a filmmaker and director for the last 25 years, telling stories that re-connect us with our humanity and help us see the same in others. During that same time, his wife Molly, was busy changing lives as a private chef and teacher in LA, with a focus on natural foods, biodiversity and sustainability. Years into their careers, they took a radical left turn, moving out of the city, buying a piece of land that’d been deemed largely unfarmable and transforming it, over a period of years and sometimes gutting challenges and loss, into Apricot Lane Farms (https://www.apricotlanefarms.com/). It's not just a biodynamic, regenerative and organic farm, but a stunning example of what is possible when you hold onto a vision to rehabilitate a small slice of nature, while surrendering to how the adventure tells you it needs to unfold. The story of Molly and John’s journey is captured in a moving new documentary called The Biggest Little Farm (https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com/). Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use my code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com! Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Butcher Box: To receive $20 off your first box and a package of Free Bacon in every box for the Life of your subscription, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE
June 13, 2019
Robin Arzón (https://www.robinarzon.com/) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old, went to NYU, the Villanova Law and landed a job at a top firm in New York where she practiced for 7 years. But, along the way, a series of events would profound change her path. While still an undergrad she found herself being held at gunpoint in the middle of a standoff with police. That moment shook her and she found herself, much to her surprise turning to running as a way to both process the trauma and reclaim her power. What began as a two-mile jog to school after a largely sedentary life, turned into a deep passion for movement, running, especially at night in the city with a sort of fitness-counterculture group of friends, taking on marathons and ultramarathons. This passion would eventually lead her out of the law, into the world of fitness, media, teaching, activism and to writing a New York Times bestselling book, Shut Up And Run (https://amzn.to/2X8g7Bk) about her philosophy of movement and life. Her passion for running also expanded to fitness, indoor cycling and business, where she found a home as Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, and brand ambassador for some of the world’s top fitness brands. Check out our offerings & partners:  Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com Noom: You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/GOODLIFE NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
June 11, 2019
In 1999, Marcus Buckingham burst onto the scene talking about these things called strengths and how to harness them in his mega-bestseller, First, Break All the Rules, followed in 2001 by Now, Discover Your Strengths. Helping people flourish in work and life became a lifelong obsession, leading to an acclaimed and deeply-rewarding career researching and developing strengths-based tools and insights, first at Gallup, and then launching his own consulting firm, The Marcus Buckingham Company (https://www.marcusbuckingham.com/). Marcus now leads People + Performance research at the ADP Research Institute and remains CEO of his consulting company. And, his latest book, Nine Lies About Work (https://amzn.to/2WJhLsO), takes an in-depth look at some of the biggest lies that pervade our workplaces, the biggest mistakes we make in building our own careers and leading others, and the deeper truths or antidotes that’ll put us back onto the right track. Be prepared to be surprised and awakened. Check out our offerings & partners:  Butcher Box: To receive $20 off your first box and a package of Free Bacon in every box for the Life of your subscription, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter GOODLIFE at checkout. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE
June 6, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert (https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. Her new novel City of Girls (https://amzn.to/2QgYIAC) is a fast-paced, pleasure-drenched tale of the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Since her last appearance on the podcast some four years ago, Gilbert's life has been turned upside-down and back again. She has navigated profound awakening, love, loss, transition, reclamation and, along the way, continues the practice of finding her way back into the light. We explore all of this, in detail, in today's deeply honest and powerful conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Peloton: For a limited time get $100 off accessories when you purchase the Peloton Bike. Go to onepeloton.com, and use promo code GOODLIFE Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.com Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE
June 4, 2019
Mark Manson (https://markmanson.net/) is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which has reached #1 in thirteen countries, sold millions of copies. His new book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope (https://amzn.to/2JW2MFM), has also become an instant #1 bestseller. In it, he expands his irreverent, yet compelling and deeply-thoughtful exploration to the state of society, the sometimes disastrous quirks of the human psyche, and the role of hope in the way we approach the bigger issues in life. Mark also runs one of the largest personal growth websites in the world, and his writing is often described as "self-help for people who hate self-help." In a past podcast conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/mark-manson/), we explore Manson's "origin story" and love of philosophy and writing, including his choice of profanity in his writing voice (hint: it has nothing to do with linguistic laziness). Today, we dive deep into the powerful ideas and provocations in his new book about the state of the world and our role in the exploration of hope. Check out our offerings & partners:  Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE.
May 30, 2019
Amanda Palmer (http://amandapalmer.net/) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger and ukulele enthusiast who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theatre, and art. Starting in music as one half of the Boston punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, Palmer's solo album Theatre Is Evil became the top-funded music project on Kickstarter, her 2013 TED talk grew into a New York Times best-selling memoir called The Art of Asking (https://amzn.to/2KejMGD) and she's gathered more than 15,000 patrons who fund her work on Patreon. Her new album, There Will Be No Intermission (https://amzn.to/2WiFtwR), is a no-holds-barred, evocative masterwork that speaks to the full sweep of human experience. And, to cap off our final Music in May offering, Amanda plays uke and sings in the studio, so be sure to stay through the end. Check out our offerings & partners:  Honeybook: Right now, HoneyBook.com is offering our listeners 50% off your first year with promo code GOODLIFE Skinsei: Visit Skinsei.com/GOODLIFE for a free diagnostic & get 20% off your first order with code GOODLIFE Skillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFE Sleep Number: Come in during the Memorial Day Sale and save $1,000 on a new Sleep Number 360 Special Edition smart bed. Find the store nearest you at sleepnumber.com/GOODLIFE.
May 28, 2019
Love. What makes it work? And, keep working for life? That's where we're headed in today's conversation with legendary co-founders of the Gottman Institute a/k/a the "Love Lab," Julie and John Gottman. Drawing upon Julie's decades of clinical observations and John's 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples, they've developed stunning insights into what makes relationships work and last. Julie and John lead The Art and Science of Love (https://www.gottman.com/product/the-art-and-science-of-love-workshop-live-seattle/) and many other workshops in Seattle and Julie has also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (https://www.gottman.com/about/the-gottman-method/). Between them, they've written a number of bestselling books on love and relationships, the latest of which, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for Lifetime of Love (https://amzn.to/2H5NnQM), integrates their decades of collaboration into a prescription for couples to make eight dates that will bring them together and keep their relationship vibrant. Check out our offerings & partners: Care/of: For 30% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter promo GOODLIFE30 Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.com ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase. Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 23, 2019
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitar phenom (http://www.kakiking.com/), Kaki King, has released 9 albums, performed on every continent, presented at the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met and created music for film and TV. In 2015 Kaki launched "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body," a groundbreaking multi-media performance integrating guitar and projected imagery synced to the music. What's even more incredible, Kaki King never intended for music to be her career. Her early years were spent playing in bands as a drummer, just for fun. And, her "big break" came in a way she never saw coming, or even tried to make happen. And, as with all of our Music in May episodes, be sure to stay until the end to hear Kaki perform live in-studio. Check out our offerings & partners:  FabFitFun: Discover new beauty, fashion, home, fitness & wellness products. Use my code GOODLIFE to get $10 off your first box at FabFitFun.com!
May 21, 2019
Alexia Vernon (https://alexiavernon.com/) is a transformational speaking and women’s leadership expert, coach and author who shows entrepreneurs, business leaders and change-makers how to develop the mindset and behaviors needed to walk into any room, or onto any stage, and speak with "moxie" - so they can radically (and positively) impact their audiences, businesses and communities. Now, branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, Vernon is the founder of The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator and Spotlight Speakers Collective and the author of Step Into Your Moxie, (https://amzn.to/2GbwPqz) a rally cry to amplify your voice, visibility and influence the world.  Check out our offerings & partners:  Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. DoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP. doordash.com Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 16, 2019
Continuing with our special Music in May Thursday episodes, my guest today is Toronto-raised former elementary-school teacher turned MC, spoken-word artist, poet, and international bestselling author, Humble the Poet (http://humblethepoet.com/). In today's conversation, we explore not only Humble the Poet's journey from teaching to music, rap, video and spoken word, but also how his experience as the child of immigrants, being raised in the Sikh tradition and, in his words, not seeing anyone else in the music world who looked like him, shaped his lens on possibility, his stories and voice and values. In addition to his music, Humble also has a great new book out that distills 101 short and sweet insights for better living called UNLEARN (https://amzn.to/2Ytpb0B). And as with all of our Music in May episodes, Humble shares a musical offering at the end, this time in the form of a spoken word piece, so you want to be sure stick around for the whole conversation. Check out our offerings & partners:  Noom: You don’t have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/GOODLIFE Sakara: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners $60 off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/GOODLIFE Mailchimp: Now what? Mailchimp, that’s what. Learn more at mailchimp.com
May 14, 2019
If you’ve heard the name of my guest today, Stedman Graham, there’s a good chance it’s been offered in the same sentence with his long-time partner in life, Oprah Winfrey. What’s not as often told is Stedman’s own, deeply-compelling personal journey. His path from small-town kid to pursuing a degree in education while simultaneously serving in the Army, playing basketball in the European leagues, then returning home to enter the world of business and giving back along the way. Stedman eventually founded and now serves as chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, (https://www.stedmangraham.com/) a management and marketing consulting firm. He's also written 11 books, including two New York Times best-sellers, and his most recent, Identity Leadership (https://amzn.to/2JE1sH0) Over the last two decades, Stedman Graham has become a noted expert in education and leadership development. He is fascinated by the exploration of identity, how we discover, validate then build our lives around our most essential selves, contribute to the world and become leaders from a place of deep personal alignment. In today’s conversation, we explore Stedman’s remarkable journey, his personal evolution and awakening and why he believes, with all his heart, that we need leaders more than ever, and why leadership is very much an inside game. Check out our offerings & partners: ButcherBox: For the Ultimate Barbecue Bundle absolutely FREE in your first ButcherBox PLUS $20 off, go to ButcherBox.com/GOODLIFE or enter promo code GOODLIFESkillshare: Get 2 months of unlimited access to thousands of classes for FREE at Skillshare.com/GOODLIFEZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/GOOD
May 9, 2019
Born in Memphis, spending summer months with his great aunt and uncle in a small west Texas town, while being raised in Washington, DC, Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope (https://citizencope.com/welcome) grew up influenced by the production techniques of George Martin, Dr. Dre and Willie Mitchell while listening to everything from Willie Nelson, to John Lennon, Bob Marley, Outkast and A TribeCalled Quest. Cope has since built a decades-long career in the music industry on trusting his gut and following his muse, putting out albums under major labels, writing songs that've been recorded by the likes of Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow and others and eventually, taking back control to publish under his own label. And if his new album, ‘Heroin And Helicopters,’ is any indication, his instincts are sharper now than ever before. We explore this powerful journey in today's conversation. And, as with all of our special episodes this month, we end this deep-conversation with a moving, in-studio acoustic performance from his new album. Citizen Cope is on tour right now, so be sure to check out his latest album and maybe even see him at a show near you (https://citizencope.com/tour). Check out our offerings & partners: Honeybook: Right now, HoneyBook (https://www.honeybook.com/) is offering our listeners 50% off your first year with promo code GOODLIFE
May 7, 2019
Moving from New York to Los Angeles, LaRayia Gaston (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larayia/) was struck by the extreme poverty she saw in a part of the city known as skid row, and how close it was to extreme wealth. Raised to always lead with love and be of service, she could not turn away. While simultaneously launching and building her own design and branding agency, she founded Lunch On Me (LOM) (https://www.lunchonme.org/). The organization now redistributes organic food that would otherwise be discarded to people living on skid row six days a week, reaching 10,000 people a month. The story of this community, along with Gaston's time both helping, then living on skid row for 43 days, is the subject of a forthcoming documentary called 43 Days. You can learn more and help contribute to its production here (https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/43days). Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
May 2, 2019
Jimmie Vaughan started playing blues guitar when he was a kid and now, more than 5 decades later, he just never stopped. Growing up in Dallas in the 50 and 60s, Jimmie and his little brother, Stevie Ray used to spend their time listening to music and figuring out how to play it on guitar. By the time Jimmie was about 15, he’d already been getting paid to play in a band 6 nights a week and decided to strike out on his own, eventually landing in Austin, where he’d end up playing with legends like BB King, Eric Clapton and nearly every other blues legend, and eventually earn his own place a legendary blues player. Along the way, his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan would join him in Austin, carving his own iconic status in the world of blues. Tragically, Stevie lost his life in a helicopter crash, leaving Jimmie in what he calls his dark years, trying to carry on with music and life. He eventually emerged and has been a guiding light in the world of Blues for more than 50 years now. His new album, BABY, PLEASE COME HOME (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/), is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. And, as with all of our very special music episodes this month, at the end, Jimmie plays a bit of guitar for us. This one was really special for me, because Jimmie didn’t have his guitar with him in the studio, but he gave me the great honor of playing the acoustic guitar I’d built with my own hands almost a year-to-the-day earlier.  Jimmie is currently touring (https://www.jimmievaughan.com/jimmie-vaughan-tour-dates), so be sure to catch him on the road! *** Check out our offerings & partners:  What if you could discover your "Life’s Work DNA?" Turns out, we’ve all got a unique source-code for work that makes us come alive, I call this your Sparketype™. The more you express this "life’s work DNA," the richer your work and life becomes. So, have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE! It is 100% free. It takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
April 30, 2019
Jim Kwik (http://kwikbrain.com/) is the founder of Kwik Learning, host of the top-ranked Kwik Brain podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kwik-brain-with-jim-kwik/id1208024744), and a globally-acclaimed expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. This is pretty surprising, given that a brain injury left him learning-challenged and labeled the 'boy with the broken brain' as a child. He has since dedicated his life to helping others learn and live their brightest self through courses, keynotes, consulting and media. In today's conversation, we dive into his powerful journey of discovery and, in the latter half, Jim shares key ideas designed to help us all learn better and live bigger. Check out our offerings & partners: Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFE
April 25, 2019
Thrust into the world of presidential politics in her twenties, Laura Gassner Otting (https://lauragassnerotting.com/) found herself working in the White House, before a series of events led her to launch her own firm, and grew it into a powerhouse in the non-profit search world, then eventually sell the company to focus on her next act. Having worked at the highest levels of power and potential, she learned a ton about what truly makes people feel what she calls “limitless.” Her awakenings are distilled into a great new book, appropriately entitled, Limitless, which builds upon something she calls consonance. In this episode, we explore her remarkable journey.  Check out our offerings & partners: Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE! At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.
April 23, 2019
Growing up between New York City’s South Bronx and Queens in the 1970s, Rosanna Durruthy's  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmdurruthy/) family and home were often the place where everyone gathered, people from all walks of life had a place at the table. Now, the Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn, Durruthy works to bring all voices to the table and empower people with a sense of value, inclusion, equality and belonging. This conversation isn't just about work, though, it's about the power of being open, finding your own voice and power, valuing others and creating a sense of welcoming, compassion and understanding in our lives in the name of making it a richer place to be being a catalyst for change. Check out our offerings & partners: Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Vistaprint: Get 500 high-quality, custom business cards starting at$9.99. Use code GLP at Vistaprint.comDoorDash: Get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code GLP.Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
April 16, 2019
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist (http://www.lorigottlieb.com/) and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. She has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations all over the world. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for The New York Times Magazine, and appears as a frequent expert on relationships, parenting, and hot-button mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dr. Phil, CNN, and NPR. Her latest book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, (https://amzn.to/2Tj5UMZ) and this week's conversation is a revealing look at the inner thoughts, struggles and revelations of a therapist who finds herself on the "needing help" side of the conversation, and all the unexpected things this shift in dynamics brings up. Check out our offerings & partners: Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.comNetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
April 9, 2019
From the outside looking in, Leon Logothetis (https://leonlogothetis.com/about/) had everything. But, from the inside looking out, he was dying a little bit more every day, fiercely lonely and falling apart. So, he made a radical decision that led to several trips traveling across America without cash, sustaining himself only on the kindness of others and giving back along the way. This journey into the heart of kindness became a film and the basis of a book and then The Kindness Diaries (https://leonlogothetis.com/netflix/) series, which can now be seen on Netflix. And, Leon has a new book out called Go Be Kind, (https://amzn.to/2Oc5h6x) that is more of a daily journal of fun and easy ways to be kind. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’True Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.Babbel: Try Babbel for free. Download the app or text GLP to 48-48-48Better Help: Get matched with a counselor you’ll love and 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/GOODLIFE
April 2, 2019
Abby Wambach’s (http://abbywambach.com/) name is synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time goal scorer ever, she is an icon. But, that's not the whole story. Not by a long shot. Her new book, Wolfpack, (https://amzn.to/2F6gxNx) and the movement and company she’s launched along with it, is a reclamation. It's a call to agency and community. We explore this powerful journey, along with many of the deeper motivations, struggles, moments of awakening, defining stories and so much more in today’s powerful conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEStitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.comTrue Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
March 26, 2019
At the age of seven, Shobha Rao (https://shobharaowrites.com/about/) moved from India to the United States and found herself in a world of wonder and discovery that's never left her. In fact, as we'd discover in today's conversation, she is so committed to presence and wonder, her cellphone has no internet, nor does she ever use her camera. And, when she teaches students, she invites them to have their heart's broken by leaving their phones at the door. Obsessed with books, Rao eventually became a writer, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. Her latest book, Girls Burn Brighter (https://amzn.to/2VFe0S1), is a heartbreaking and eye-opening exploration of friendship, sisterhood, patriarchy and the boxes society often seeks to put people in. Rao is currently the 2018 Grace Paley Teaching Fellow at The New School in New York City. Check out our offerings & partners: NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’ShipStation: Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE.True Stories of Good People, a GoFundMe podcast: Listen and subscribe to True Stories of Good People on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
March 19, 2019
Seane Corn (http://www.seanecorn.com/) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in magazines, TV, radio, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her fierce commitment to action and her massive platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Her forthcoming book, Revolution of the Soul (https://amzn.to/2UA2LZP), will be published in September 2019. And, this week, we're diving deep into her personal journey, early-childhood trauma and struggle with OCD, awakening to her own sense of power and agency, discovering yoga and a global community of teachers, practitioners and heart-led activists and so much more. Check out our offerings & partners: ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewardsStitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Capterra: Software solutions for your business. Visit Capterra.com/GOODLIFE to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business.
March 12, 2019
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Laura Peña (http://www.laurapena.com/about) discovered a love of design, animation, filmmaking, storytelling and technology that led her to New York City to study. Her fierce commitment to her craft created a fast name in the space, led her work with many of the top brands in the world, and eventually found her own creative design lab, JelloMonsters. But, an experience back in the Dominican Republic set in motion a different quest that would lead her to put nearly every other part of her life on hiatus. She wanted to find a way to give voice to teenage girls. To share their stories, their hopes, dreams, fears, struggles and triumphs in a real and empowering way. She wanted them to choose what mattered, to be in charge of the way they would be seen and heard and accepted. With that, the video docuseries, She Is The Universe (http://www.sheistheuniverse.org/) was born, along with a platform designed to amplify the voices girls from around the world. For the past year, Peña has been traveling the globe, on a mission to capture and share the stories of 111 teenage girls of all shapes, sizes, colors, languages, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Her ultimate goal is to not only offer their unfiltered stories, the way they choose to tell it, but also create a place for them to see themselves in others and find a sense of community, mentorship and possibility. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Stitcher: Listen ad-free on Stitcher Premium, Visit stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use the code ‘WONDERY.’Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
March 5, 2019
My guest today, James Victore, has been described as part Darth Vader, part Yoda, prolific storyteller, designer, provocateur, artist, activist and teacher. James Victore is the designer and creative thought leader whom people look to find clarity and purpose in their life and work. James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and its place in the world. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James is always working to make work that is sexy, strong and memorable, that takes a strong position and often toes the line between sacred and the profane. And, the world has taken notice. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (and he shares a pretty funny story about that in our conversation), is in the permanent collections of the Louvre and the Library of Congress and his client list includes industry-leaders like Adobe, Starbucks, Aveda and many foundations on a mission to create change in the world. James taught at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for over 20 years. His new book, “Feck Perfuction“ (https://amzn.to/2EksGze) is sort of his manifesto on living a creative, full-contact and alive life. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Policygenius: The easy way to compare and buy life insurance. Find the right policy in minutes at Policygenius.comStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.
February 26, 2019
Growing up outside Newark, NJ, the daughter of a first-generation mom from the Dominican Republic and a dad who grew up going back and forth between Harlem and the Deep South, Judge Victoria Pratt (https://judgevictoriapratt.com/) found herself in the role of translator, advocate and champion at a very young age. That deep desire to serve at the sweet-spot between justice and humanity never left her. Rising up through government and educational institutions, she eventually became a judge, but not your ordinary judge. For her, it was all about serving the broader humanity and needs of both those who appeared in her courtroom, as well as those who were affected in the community. Judge Pratt gained acclaim as a champion for criminal justice reform in her Newark courtroom, worked with jurisdictions across the US, and as far as Dubai, Ukraine, Mexico and England. Her TED Talk, How Judges Can Show Respect, went viral. Now a leading voice in criminal justice reform through her consulting firm Pratt Lucien Consultants, Judge Pratt speaks to corporate and organizational leaders about restoring respect to their processes. At the heart of it all is a call-to-action to elevate the humanity and dignity of all people and focus more on restoration and rehabilitation than punishment. In today's conversation, we explore Judge Pratt's early childhood, the experiences and moments that shaped her, as well as the powerful moments and exercises that transformed her courtroom into a place not only of justice but of reclamation and an awakening to potential and responsibility. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening. photo credit: Tinnetta Bell
February 19, 2019
Scott Barry Kaufman (http://scottbarrykaufman.com/) has a Ph.D. from Yale, and an M. Phil from Cambridge and now teaches at Barnard. Not bad for a kid who was labeled as lesser-than, put into special-education and told he didn't have the intelligence to achieve anything significant. It took a single moment in 9th-grade, where a teacher took note of his innate curiosity and abilities and prompted him to reclaim control over his education and life, for everything to change. Now an acclaimed psychologist, researcher and professor, Scott embraces a humanistic, integrative approach that takes into account a wide range of human variation– from learning disabilities to intellectual and creative giftedness to introversion to narcissism to twice exceptionality– to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Scott writes the weekly Beautiful Minds column for Scientific American, hosts The Psychology Podcast (https://scottbarrykaufman.com/podcast/), and his books (https://scottbarrykaufman.com/books/) include Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind and, as editor, Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties and The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. And, lately, he’s been taking a seriously deep dive into self-actualization and transcendence, getting rare access to Maslow published and private writing that fueled his own research on the key elements what it takes to step more fully into the experience of life. We explore all of this in today’s wide-ranging conversation. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFEQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Stitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewards
February 12, 2019
Aleksandra Scepanovic was born into a nation soon to be at war. Growing up in then Yugoslavia, she found herself entering adulthood in the middle of the Bosnian war. While she lived in the relative safety of Belgrade (at least in the early part of the war), she left to head into the heat of the war-zone, on a quest to discover not just the highly-filtered stories being reported by a state-controlled media, but the truth on-the-ground. Scepanovic joined local media efforts, became a reporter, then editor and analyst, where she spent years documenting and sharing what happened as her country divided itself, became decimated from violence, leaving so many lives destroyed and entire areas riddled with broken “Swiss cheese-like” buildings. The experience left her not only longing for truth, justice and peace, but also with a belief in architecture as a symbol of perseverance and the human need to rebuild and move on. Aleksandra eventually made her way to New York, where she discovered a love of design and pursued a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. That program awakened her inner eye for detail, and also invigorated her passion for architecture and interiors. Blending the experience of seeing a brutal war destroy so many homes with her renewed passion to help people find and create beautiful homes, she co-founded Ideal Properties Group (https://ipg.nyc/), which has now grown into a leading residential real estate firm in New York's Brooklyn neighborhoods. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Calm: Give yourself the gift of Calm. Seriously, it might change your life. For a limited time, get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/GOODLIFEStitcher: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Uber Rewards: Earn points on Rides and Uber Eats. Learn more about all the ways you can earn at Uber.com/rewards
February 5, 2019
At 38, Suzy Batiz (https://suzybatiz.com/) was depressed and struggling through her second bankruptcy. A handful of years later, she'd built a $400-million company around bathroom odor, with zero-debt. But, the journey was anything but traditional. Standing in the eye of the storm, Suzy experienced what she calls "the surprising luxury of losing everything." She'd lived through poverty, sexual and domestic abuse, depression, multiple bankruptcies and a suicide attempt. Seeking deeper answers, she decided to try something completely different. She turned to a therapeutic ceremony with plant-based medicine, Ayahuasca in particular, as a path to processing and letting go of her past and awakening her sense of possibility and freedom. While not fun, in fact, she describes the early ceremonies as largely horrific, Suzy began to experience shifts, lightness and freedom she'd been seeking for years. Along the way, a deceptively-simple idea for a new venture dropped. Surprisingly, it was about blending her love of essential oils with entrepreneurship and a simple, near-universal need. This led to the creation of the Poo~Pourri (https://www.poopourri.com/) bathroom spray, along with a massively-viral ad campaign and a company that she's now grown into a behemoth with no debt and complete control. As we sat down to record this conversation, Suzy was in the process of shifting gears, devoting a portion of her energies toward the launch of a new conscious, plant-based cleaning products venture called Supernatural (https://supernatural.com/). And, along with that, she's become deeply-focused on teaching entrepreneurs the feminine approach to business—how to tune into intuition, turn on your body intelligence and dive into creative energy to achieve a naturally abundant flow state she calls resonance. Check out our offerings & partners: Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.Policygenius: The easy way to compare and buy life insurance. Find the right policy in minutes at Policygenius.comStitcher Premium: You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Grove: Makes shopping for natural products EASY. Get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set at Grove.co/GOODLIFE with your first order.
January 29, 2019
What if there was a pill that would give you instant access to your greatest potential every time you needed it most? What if that pill was free, had zero side-effects and worked in nearly every domain of life. Especially the ones where so many struggle, from public-speaking and socializing to high-stakes decision-making, sports and nearly any other endeavor where being at your best mattered? And, what if you had an endless supply in your pocket, 24-7, for the rest of your life? According to this week's guest, founder and elite-performance advisor, Todd Herman, there is. But, it's not a pill. It's something you do, a peak performance power-tool he's taught his clients for decades, from Olympic and pro athletes to CEOs, founders and performers. It's what he calls the "Alter Ego Effect," and it's all about tapping the power of secret-identifies, creating and stepping into them to change not only the way your brains works, but also the way your body performs in an instant. Todd shares the entire Alter Ego methodology, along with the science behind it and a wide-array of case-studies in his new book, The Alter Ego Effect (https://amzn.to/2RECL1n). In this week's conversation, we explore what shuts so many of us down when we most need to be at our best, how Todd came to understand and then develop the power of alter egos, and how we can tap their power in work, play and life. For a deeper-dive into Todd's "origin story," check out our 2016 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/todd-herman/) Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to NetSuite.com/GOOD now.
January 22, 2019
At 18 years old, Maggie Doyne, decided to take a gap year that turned into her life’s work. Traveling to India and then Nepal, she felt called to make a difference in Nepali children’s lives. So, she took her life’s savings, then $5,000, moved to Nepal, bought property there and co-founded the BlinkNow foundation (https://blinknow.org/pages/our-history) along with a Nepali friend, Top Bahadur Malla. Their vision, to provide kids with a safe home, medical care, an education and love, so they will grow up to be adults with a social conscience and the skills to continue the mission of ending the cycles of poverty and violence in the world. Working hand-in-hand with Top, and a team that is 90% Nepali, they built a children’s home, where Maggie and a team of caregivers, cooks, “aunties and uncles” take care of their family of more than 50 kids. They then built a school, staffed by an all-Nepali faculty that serves more than 350 kids, along with a health clinic and women’s center for the Kopila Valley area in Nepal. Maggie received the 2015 CNN Hero Award and her work has been recognized by the Dalai Lama for her work. In today’s conversation, we explore Maggie’s decision to take a gap year that turned into a life she never imagined living, what drew her to Nepal and the moment that awakened her to a deeper calling. We also explore the challenges along the way, the importance of working in close collaboration with the community. We also talk about a moment of profound loss that incapacitated her for months, how that experience changed her and shifted the direction of her life. It’s also important to note that, while this conversation is largely about Maggie’s personal story, and the life and contributions she’s made in Nepal, Maggie is also very clear that, from the beginning, everything has always been a collaborative effort, working hand-in-hand with her Nepali co-founder and their local team on the ground playing a huge role in every aspect of what’s been built. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFECalm: Give yourself the gift of Calm. Seriously, it might change your life. For a limited time, get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/GOODLIFE
January 15, 2019
Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times Best Selling memoir Boy Erased (https://amzn.to/2CioQ7k), now also a major motion picture (http://www.focusfeatures.com/boy-erased). Growing up in a small town, immersed in a faith-based community, Conley survived conversion therapy before becoming a writer, activist and speaker (http://garrardconley.com/). He lectures at schools and venues across the country on radical compassion, writing through trauma, and growing up gay in the complicated South. He works with other activists to help end conversion therapy in the United States and abroad. He is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Ukraine as an ESL instructor and HIV/AIDS educator. Conley's writing can be found in The New York Times, TIME, VICE, CNN, BuzzFeed, Them, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Huffington Post, among other places, and he is currently at work on a novel about queer 18th century lives. In today's conversation, we explore Garrard's personal journey, his career as a writer and advocate, and how it feels having your story told in a major motion picture featuring Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and Russell Crowe. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Blinkist: Key takeaways from the world’s best nonfiction books in text and audio. Go to Blinkist.com/GOODLIFE to start your free 7-day trial.
January 8, 2019
Samin Nosrat is writer, teacher, and chef (http://ciaosamin.com/). Her New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (https://amzn.to/2BsSc2x), received the James Beard award for Best General Cookbook and was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Samin's recent Netflix series of the same name (https://www.saltfatacidheat.com/) is a stunning exploration of food, culture, travel and life. Called “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, Samin has been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. An EAT columnist for The New York Times Magazine, Samin lives, cooks, reads, and gardens in Berkeley, California. In today's conversation, we explore her journey, growing up the child of first-generation immigrant parents in southern California and feeling like the outsider. We dive into her lifelong love of writing and books, her experience with anxiety and depression and work to be present and joyful in her life. And, we track her "strange left turn" into the world of food and, now, with the massive success of her book and Netflix series, how she's navigating the pace, exposure and opportunities coming her way. Check out our offerings & partners: Quip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Capterra: Software solutions for your business. Visit Capterra.com/GOODLIFE to find the right tools to make 2019 the year for your business. Fabletics: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) by visiting fabletics.com/GOODLIFEEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
January 1, 2019
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals will not get you where you want to go. Nor will willpower. Success is about something bigger. To succeed at anything worth doing, you must make key shifts in your environment, mindset and community that "turn on" the actions needed for game-changing results. I call this "Success Scaffolding." It applies to everything, from weight loss to business, and relationships to careers. In today's episode, instead of our traditional guest conversation, I'm sharing and in-depth walk-through of my "8P Success Scaffolding™" framework. Every element, every step, nothing held back. Why? Because it is that time of year when millions commit to big, new, deeply-meaningful goals, only to walk away or fail by the time we hit February. Not because we don't want it badly enough. Not because we're not smart enough. But, because we do not have our Success Scaffolding in place. This is my New Year's offering. I shared it for the first time in 2017, but have continued to research and develop it since then. And, this year, you'll discover a new, greatly expanded version. It is about helping you make this year different, bridging the gap between hope and reality. You may want to open your "notes" app to take notes. Or, if you'd like a PDF mind-map of the entire 8P Success Scaffolding framework, be sure to sign up for our Weekly Insider Updates (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/radio/). I'll include a link to a free downloadable PDF in our next dispatch. Check out our offerings & partners: Fully: To get your body moving in your workspace, go to fully.com/GOODLIFECalm: Give yourself the gift of Calm. Seriously, it might change your life. For a limited time, get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/GOODLIFE
December 25, 2018
Tim Ferris has been on a mission (http://tim.blog/podcast/) to deconstruct excellence his entire adult life. It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef. In more recent years, this yearning has led him to sit down with hundreds of elite-performers and share the conversations on his award-winning podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tim-ferriss-show/id863897795?mt=2). Tim and I recorded a Good Life Project conversation back in 2016 which you can listen to here (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/tim-ferriss/). Today, we go in a very different direction. After the loss a number of close friends and mentors and passing the 40-year mark, Tim found himself in a contemplative and emotional space. In this week's conversation, we drop into the deep end of the pool quickly. When we sat down, he'd recently returned from an intensive 10-day silent meditation retreat. While gone, he lost yet another close friend. He was, in his own words, in an incredibly "porous" place, leading more from the heart than the head, which is a bit of a major turnaround for him. We spent time deconstructing Tim's 10-day silent meditation experience, his struggles and awakenings and contrasted it with his earlier psychedelic experiences. We also talked about his experience with death, his decision to append audio of his most recently departed friend, Terry Laughlin, which was recorded by Terry's daughters in the hospital during his final days of life to the end of Tim's recent podcast interview with Terry (https://tim.blog/2017/10/29/terry-laughlin/). We explore why he "threw out" the TED talk he'd prepared minutes before stepping onto the stage and, instead, talk about something deeply painful and personal from the heart. And, we explored Tim's awakening to a "softer" set of metrics to measure a life well-lived and his evolving definition of what it truly means to live a good life. I'm so excited to share this final "Best Of" episode of 2018, as a powerful prompt to explore ways to be more intentional and proactive in the year that awaits us. Check out our offerings & partners: Fabletics: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) by visiting fabletics.com/GOODLIFERing: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.Kneipp: Get 15% off your first order by going to Kneipp.com and use promo code GOODLIFE at checkout.
December 18, 2018
In November 2009, Bronnie Ware (http://bronnieware.com/) published a short essay entitled Regrets of the Dying (http://bronnieware.com/regrets-of-the-dying/) It revealed the top 5 regrets people had shared with her in the final days of their lives, when she worked in palliative care. That short essay went massively viral, leading to an international bestselling book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (https://goo.gl/eWJr2t) along with a frenzy of attention, travel and the start of a new career as a writer. But, what about Bronnie? Who was this Australian artist turned banker turned palliative care-worker? What led her to do such soulful work, in a field so many others could never imagine embracing? What were the deeper drivers, hidden passions, big dreams and, also, profound and dark struggles? What happened to her after the global phenomenon took hold, shaking her existence in a powerful way, both for the better and for the worse? And, what is she up to now? I asked Ware these questions and more when she came to the Good Life Project studios in NYC during a monthlong trip from Australia. The conversation got very real and deeply truthful. She was incredibly generous with both her inner thoughts and beautiful lens on life. I'm so excited to share this timeless "Best Of" episode with you now, as we reflect on the year that is winding down and explore how we want to create the year to come. Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.
December 11, 2018
On the surface, Casey Gerald (http://www.caseygerald.com/), was living the dream. Growing up in Oak Cliff, Texas, he broke from the binds of an addicted, imprisoned dad and mentally-ill mom to become a star athlete, scholar, then a student at Yale, where he majored in political science and played varsity football. Heading next to Harvard Business School, while pursuing his MBA, he co-founded a foundation, MBAs Across America, that landed him on MSNBC, at TED and SXSW, on the cover of Fast Company, and in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among others. But, when you scratch the surface, things weren't as they seemed. As he shared in this week's conversation, everyone wants to make you into a nugget, a simplified soundbite. Gerald was anything but. Struggling with everything from his sexuality and faith, to his fierce desire to carve his own unique path, to live his own life, Casey, decided to walk away from it all, begin to write, and follow a path of self-discovery and revelation. His journey is laid bare in a stirring new memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here (https://amzn.to/2QHjyvE) Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Kopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/GOODLIFE and save $5 off your first order.Talkspace: Go to Talkspace.com/GOODLIFE and use the code GOODLIFE to get $45 off your first month.
December 4, 2018
Ever wonder if it’s possible to build a flourishing career and global brand, without going to college? Growing up in San Diego and Tampa, Rebecca Minkoff (http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/) learned at a young age, if she wanted something, she’d have to work for it, or make it herself. That work ethic led her to begin making her own clothes in her early teens, then designing and creating costumes for theater in high-school. Desperate to leave Tampa behind as soon as she could, but not feeling college, she headed to New York at 18 years old and began to work in the world of fashion and design, learning everything from design to all aspects of business. She began making her own designs and, working tirelessly, created a single t-shirt that would seed the launch of a business that would grow to produce an iconic line of handbags, apparel, accessories, footwear, jewelry and build a global brand. And, more recently, she’s headed into entirely new territory with the launch of her own podcast, Superwomen (https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/superwomen) which celebrates the multidimensionality of women, from CEOs to chefs, entrepreneurs to instructors who shape culture, change the world, and lift each other up along the way. We talk about all of this and much more in today’s Good Life Project episode. Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeQuip: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Kneipp: Get 15% off your first order by going to Kneipp.com and use promo code GOODLIFE at checkout.
November 27, 2018
Mark Nepo (http://marknepo.com/) has been immersed in a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. He is the author of twenty books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening and his newest book, More Together Than Alone (https://amzn.to/2AFBGgm). His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2014, Mark traveled the country with Oprah Winfrey on her sold-out The Life You Want Tour and has appeared several times on her Super Soul Sunday program. In this conversation we catch up with Mark (he's been a guest twice before) and dive into his decades-long inquiry around how we are wired to live in community, what happens when the bonds that connect us fail and how to rediscover community at a time when we seem more divided than ever. Want more of Mark Nepo? You can listen here to our 2015 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/mark-nepo/) and our 2016 conversation (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/mark-nepo-2/). Check out our offerings & partners: ShipStation: Manage and ship your orders. FREE for 30 days, plus a bonus. Visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in GOODLIFE.Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.Robinhood: A commission-free investing app is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at GOODLIFE.robinhood.com
November 20, 2018
Jennifer Marshall's (https://www.jennifermarshall.me/) life was going exactly as planned. Then, she turned 26 and everything changed. Marshall found herself unable to control her thoughts, spinning and struggling with reality. She was hospitalized and sent home to take some time and get some sleep. But, it would take yet a second hospitalization shortly after to reveal the fact that this was not about being overtired. It was about mental illness and how it would redefine Marshall's world in a profound way, from that moment forward. She was soon after diagnosed with bipolar. It was a lot for her and her family to take in, but instead of burying the conversation, she embraced it and even began to share her experiences publicly, first anonymously, then under her own name at Jennifermarshall.me (http://jennifermarshall.me/), and then widely on the front page of The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, national TV and from the TEDx stage. Realizing the power of sharing her story, she co-founded and is now Executive Director of This Is My Brave, Inc., (http://thisismybrave.org/) a global storytelling initiative for people to share their stories of overcoming mental illness through creative expression at live events around the world, and online. We explore this powerful journey, along with how she and her husband explored the decision to become parents, build a family and work to remove the stigma from mental illness in this week's episode. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Kopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/GOODLIFE and save $5 off your first order.You Turns: Find You Turns on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
November 13, 2018
Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar, online workshops that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about (https://www.sethgodin.com/) the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. His latest book is This Is Marketing (https://amzn.to/2JzNkMD). In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog is one of the most popular in the world and in 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. Beyond all of this, Seth is just a straight up good human with wise things to share about everything from education, work, meaning and craft to chocolate, creativity, curiosity and so much more. In this wide-ranging conversation, we touch on all of this and more. In addition to this week's podcast, we filmed an episode of Good Life Project TV with Seth as a few years back, which you can check out here (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/the-best-of-seth-godin/) QUICK CORRECTION: Early in the conversation, Seth mentioned that John Scharffenberger had passed away. It was actually his former business partner, Dr. Robert Steinberg, who is no longer with us. In the speed and joy of the conversation, Seth conjoined them and neither of us picked it up until after the final edit. Apologies for any confusion. We appreciate your kind understanding. Check out our offerings & partners: Talkspace: Go to Talkspace.com/GOODLIFE and use the code GOODLIFE to get $45 off your first month.Trupanion: Medical insurance that helps protect your pet and your finances. Go to Trupanion.com/GOODLIFEto learn more and get a quick quote.23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlife
November 6, 2018
Farnoosh Torabi (http://www.farnoosh.tv/) has been fascinated by how people relate to money, including herself, for as long as she can remember. Her first book, You’re So Money, was a nationally acclaimed tell-all for people searching for financial independence. That led to regular appearances on the Today Show and Good Morning America, writing for magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire and O Magazine, features on the reality series Bank of Mom and Dad, TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE and a personal finance series, Financially Fit on Yahoo! Torabi’s award-winning podcast, So Money, (https://goo.gl/dbj3hQ) made its debut in January 2015.  Along the way, she got married, became a mom and also found herself the primary breadwinner in her family. That made her curious about what happens when women in relationships earn more than men. This question became not only a very personal one, as it affected her relationship with her husband and friends, but it also became the focus of her last book, When She Makes More (https://amzn.to/2pNxGEg). In today's conversation, we explore all of this, along with her early interests and pursuits, the impact of growing up in a family where her parents were first-generation immigrants and so much more. Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeEverlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.
October 30, 2018
How does a kid obsessed with making it in music end up becoming an internationally renowned, best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and...and yes, musician? That's what we explore in today's wide-ranging conversation with Mitch Albom (https://www.mitchalbom.com/). Albom is the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith have been made into award-winning television movies. His books have collectively sold nearly 40-million copies worldwide. Albom's latest book is The Next Person You Meet in Heaven (https://amzn.to/2po61tC).   Along the way, Mitch has followed his curiosity into journalism, sports-radio broadcasting, and continues to perform as a member of a band with a crew of other well-known authors. He founded nine charities in Detroit, including the first ever 24-hour medical clinic for homeless children in America, operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly and lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit. Check out our offerings & partners: ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Gobble: Makes it so easy to cook fresh, delicious meals - in literally 15 minutes, with just one pan. Go to Gobble.com/GOODLIFE to get $50 off your first box.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.
October 23, 2018
Question for you... “How do you figure out what kind of work will fill you with a sense of purpose and meaning, let you fully express yourself, your gifts, passions and skills, and drop you into that transcendent state of flow where you just know, deep down, you’re doing the work you were put on the planet to do?” Here’s what I’ve come to believe… We’re all born with a certain “imprint” for work that makes us come alive. Work that lets us wake up in the morning and know, deep down, we’re doing what we’re here to do. Work that sets us ablaze with purpose and, fully-expressed in a healthy way, becomes a mainline to meaning, a pathway to that transcendent state of flow, and a gateway to connection and joy. Put another way, work that “sparks” us. You may find thousands of satisfying outward expressions of this deeper imprint. I believe this is much of what people talk about when they use the word passion, and why any one person can have many equally satisfying outlets for this deeper driver. But, much to my amazement, every time I’d keep drilling down in search of the deeper root, the essence, the DNA-level “source-code,” I come back not to millions of unique answers, but to the same, remarkably simple set of 10 core imprints or archetypes for meaning and work. I call these Sparketypes™ (http://sparketype.com/). The archetypes for work that sparks you. This is not a “woowoo” thing. It’s actually incredibly practical, easily-validated through your own experience, and all about application in the real world. It’s about giving you tools to reveal, then live into a deep sense of purpose, potential and possibility. And today, I’ve recorded a very special hour-long podcast that takes you deep into the world of the Sparketypes, introduces you to all 10 of them, explains how each becomes expressed in your life, and how we can tap this wisdom to cultivate purpose, meaning, joy and, ultimately, freedom and flow. And, there’s one other thing. THIS. IS. REALLY. BIG. Many of you will get a “sense” of your Sparketype simply from what I share about each on the podcast. But, you don’t have to settle for that. Over the last year, we’ve been working fiercely behind the scenes to develop, test and optimize a proprietary Sparketype Assessment™ that will reveal your Sparketype (actually two of them) in a matter of minutes. The Sparketype Assessment™ is now available for YOU to take! (http://sparketype.com/) It is 100% free. It takes about 7-10 minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. And, it also just might change your life. So, listen to the podcast. Take the Sparketype Assessment. Then, share the podcast, your personal Sparketype and the Sparketype Assessment with anyone you know who needs a little help figuring out the work they’re here to do. Check out our offerings & partners: Trupanion: Medical insurance that helps protect your pet and your finances. Go to Trupanion.com/GOODLIFEto learn more and get a quick quote.Kopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/goodlife and save $5 off your first order.Helix Sleep: Right now Helix is offering up to $125 dollars off ALL mattress orders at HelixSleep.com/GOODLIFE.
October 16, 2018
Rebel hospitality entrepreneur (http://www.chipconley.com/) and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley, founded and grew Joie de Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Twenty-four years in, he sold the company, leaving him to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, and the wisdom he'd accumulated. He was approached by the founders of Airbnb to help transform the company into the world’s leading hospitality brand as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy and now Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. Along the way, he's immersed himself in global festival culture, launched the Modern Elder Academy (https://chipconley.com/modern-elder-academy) and written five books, including his new book, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder (https://chipconley.com/wisdom-at-work). In today's conversation, we dive deep into this journey. Check out our offerings & partners: Everlane: Check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/GOODLIFE plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order.ThirdLove: Go to ThirdLove.com/GOODLIFE now to find your perfect fitting bra... and get 15% off your first purchase.Gobble: Makes it so easy to cook fresh, delicious meals - in literally 15 minutes, with just one pan. Go to Gobble.com/GOODLIFE to get $50 off your first box.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.
October 9, 2018
Zainab Salbi (http://zainabsalbi.com/) is a humanitarian, author, and global change-maker. At the age of 23, Salbi founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars by offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Under her leadership as the organization’s CEO (1993-2011), the organization grew from helping 30 women upon its inception to more than 400,000 women in 8 conflict areas. It also distributed more than $100 million in direct aid and micro credit loans that impacted more than 1.7 million family members. But, the whole time, she was living with a huge, dark secret. In her new book, Freedom is an Inside Job, (https://amzn.to/2pnnPou) she shares how owning our darkness along with out light is the unlock key for self-healing and global transformation. And, in today's conversation she shares how this realization awakened her to the need to own her own dark family secret in order to heal herself and serve at a higher level. Check out our offerings & partners: 23andMe: Order your 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit at 23andme.com/goodlifeKopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/goodlife and save $5 off your first order.Talkspace: Go to Talkspace.com/GOODLIFE and use the code GOODLIFE to get $45 off your first month.
October 2, 2018
Social anxiety. #ugh! It's that constant voice of judgment and inadequacy that leaves you terrified of being "found out," and stops you from sharing the real you. Guess what? You're not alone. DR. ELLEN HENDRIKSEN (http://ellenhendriksen.com/)is a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their social anxiety and be their authentic selves. How? Through her award-winning podcast, Savvy Psychologist (https://goo.gl/uKh7U7), in the clinic at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). And, now through her groundbreaking book, HOW TO BE YOURSELF (https://amzn.to/2OqLUJ7). Hendriksen earned her Ph.D. at UCLA and completed her training at Harvard Medical School. Her scientifically-based, zero-judgment approach has been featured in New York Magazine, The Observer, The Verge, Vice, Vox, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution, and many other media outlets. Savvy Today, we dive into her personal journey with social anxiety, how an aspiring architect found her way into psychology and specialized in social anxiety and how to identify and work through this incredibly common, yet often disabling experience. Check out our offerings & partners: QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Helix Sleep: Right now Helix is offering up to $125 dollars off ALL mattress orders at HelixSleep.com/GOODLIFE.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.
September 25, 2018
Scott Harrison was living a life that was as close to pure hedonism as you could come. He was on top of the world, getting paid to party and living utterly (and destructively) in the moment...in the worst way Eventually, falling apart physically and emotionally, Harrison found himself wondering, "what is the exact opposite of the life I'm now living?" And, then, remarkably, he set about living that alternative path. Paying to serve on a floating hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, he reconnected with a deeper mission to help others, with water as his focus. Scott then founded and is the CEO of charity: water, (https://www.charitywater.org/thirst) one of the fast-growing non-profits in history, that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 28,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.2 million people. This journey is detailed in his powerful new book, THIRST: A Story of Redemption, Compassion and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World (https://amzn.to/2poKHUH). In today's conversation, we dive deep into his personal journey, and also his current vision for both charity: water and the world of philanthropy in general. Check out our offerings & partners: The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlifeThe Farmer's Dog: Get free shipping & 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food for your pup at TheFarmersDog.GOODLIFEBOMBAS: Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.
September 18, 2018
By the age of 25, Michael Ventura had founded and built one of the "hottest" shops in the interactive design world. From the outside-looking-in, he was flying high. But, from the inside looking out, he was riddled with stress and falling apart. His body eventually gave in, leaving him with three ruptured discs and the prospect of fusion surgery and arthritic pain for the rest of his life. At the same time, the economy crashed, decimating his business. He saw this as a wake-up call, both personal and professional. Ventura began to explore an alternative path to healing that led him not only back to full recovery without surgery, but on his path to becoming a practitioner of eastern and indigenous medicine, working through his private practice, Corvus Medicine as a healer. At the same time, he rallied the tiny group of remaining employees to redefine what their company was about and stand in a place of radical honesty and vulnerability with their clients. Relaunching in 2009, as Sub Rosa (http://wearesubrosa.com/), they've grown into an award-winning, strategy and design practice with a focus on what they called Applied Empathy (http://appliedempathy.com/), which also happens to be the name of Ventura's latest book (https://amzn.to/2PQb0iy) Check out our offerings & partners: The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlifeKopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/goodlife and save five-dollars off your first order.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.
September 11, 2018
Radha Agrawal (http://radhaagrawal.com/) is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker (http://daybreaker.com/), the early morning, sober dance celebration. This global gathering happens in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses, with a global community of more than 500,000 people. Agrawal is also a successful serial social-entrepreneur, author, DJ, inventor, investor and gifted experience-designer named by MTV as “one of 8 women who will change the world.” But, none of this would have happened had she stuck to her original plan to build a career as a New York City investment banker. In today’s conversation, we dive deep into her journey and explore critical moments of awakening and change, along with ideas from her new book BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community & Live A More Connected Life (https://amzn.to/2NyYJxj). We also explore answers to the question, "how do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?" Check out our offerings & partners: BOMBAS: Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Helix Sleep: Right now Helix is offering up to $125 dollars off ALL mattress orders at HelixSleep.com/GOODLIFE.
September 4, 2018
Ben Nemtin (http://www.bennemtin.com/) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show, The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured by major media outlets including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Inc., ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC News. Oprah called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a professional soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams and realize that impossible is possible. In today's conversation, we talk about this remarkable journey, then we bring the conversation current and reveal the equally revelatory adventure Ben has been on in the year's since his original sojourn into the world's greatest bucket list. Check out our offerings & partners: The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlifeThe Farmer's Dog: Get free shipping & 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food for your pup at TheFarmersDog.com/GOODLIFERing: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.
August 27, 2018
Born in a small town in upstate New York, pop-music phenom, Andy Grammer (http://andygrammer.com/)earned his place in music the hard way. He spent years busking on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, honing is voice and skills as a singer, songwriter and also learning what draws attention and makes people feel good. He’s since become the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio with “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” from his 2011 self-titled debut. His second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple-platinum smash “Honey, I’m Good,” which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah).” Now, with mega-hits and a successful career, he’s thinking a lot about how to speak his own truth. The concept of honesty—what it means and how to attain it—offers both inspiration and challenge to one of the most successful pop artists to emerge in recent years. You can see this reflected in his recent album, “The Good Parts,” which has racked up over 400 million total streams. He’s also launched a new podcast by the same name, where he sits down with people to explore the stories they often never share publicly. In today’s conversation, we explore where Andy came from, how his parents and his faith have shaped him and how, now as a husband and father, he’s re-examining his life and work. We also dive into how he is paying fierce attention to crafting a career that allows him to be present and also feel fully-expressed and alive and, at the heart of it all, be of service to his audience. +--------------------------+ Check out our offerings & partners: Realtor.com: No matter what you want in your next home, you need realtor.com — The Home of Home Search. The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlife BOMBAS - Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife. Kopari: Go to KopariBeauty.com/goodlife and save five-dollars off your first order.
August 21, 2018
Brene Brown (http://brenebrown.com/) and I met a few years back while speaking at an event. We clicked immediately, grabbed lunch and laughed a lot. I asked her to come and share a bit of her journey with our Good Life Project community. The conversation that unfolded left me changed. Brown’s fascination with what she calls wholehearted living eventually led her to explore how we dance with shame and vulnerability, and how we navigate criticism, and awaken to our own power and potential. How we become brave, awake and alive. She's since written numerous books, including, Daring Greatly (http://brenebrown.com/books/), Rising Strong (https://amzn.to/2vvqvnE) and Braving the Wilderness (https://amzn.to/2M2YWfQ). I asked her to join me on Good Life Project in October 2012 and the conversation that unfolded moved us both to tears at various points. Brene was so beautifully real, raw, candid and wise. Every part of that conversation is as relevant today, maybe more so given the current climate, than it was the day we talked. We first aired this as a video conversation in October 2012. Click here to watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Sd3DYvBGyFs). I'm so excited to share this "Best Of" episode with you today. +--------------------------+ Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Article: Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more. Just go to article.com/goodlife.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Realtor.com: No matter what you want in your next home, you need realtor.com — The Home of Home Search.
August 14, 2018
Dave Gilboa is the co-founder/CEO of Warby Parker (http://warbyparker.com/). Growing up in San Diego, the son of two doctors, Gilboa was sure he'd become a doctor, too. But, a random moment where he lost his glasses on a plane set in motion a series of awakenings that would change the course of his life. Starting with a simple idea that pretty much everyone said was impossible, Dave, his co-founder and team have now built a socially-conscious global brand valued at over $1-billion that offers designer eyewear at a human price, while giving millions of pairs of glasses to people and families in need. Dave has worked extensively with non-profit organizations and serves as a founding member of the Entrepreneur Board of Venture for America, an organization dedicated to mobilizing graduates as entrepreneurs in low-cost cities. He is a member of the Aspen Institute’s 2014 Henry Crown Fellowship class and the Aspen Global Leadership Network, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was recognized as part of “The Next Establishment” by Vanity Fair. In 2015, Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today! (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/camp-glp/)The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlifeRitual: The reinvented multivitamin that works smarter to fill the gaps in your diet. Go to ritual.com/GOODLIFE.Article: Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more. Just go to article.com/goodlife.Simple Habit: For a free 7-day trial to the premium library, visit simplehabit.com/goodlife
August 7, 2018
Growing up in South Central, LA in the '60s and '70s, Ruth King (https://ruthking.net/) was taught to bury her emotions, to hide her heart and do what was necessary to survive. Feeling was not a good thing, getting home safe was. But, eventually, a call to reconnect with her big heart deep empathy came in the form of open-heart surgery in her 20s. Returning to school, King pursued her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, managed training and organizational development divisions at Levi Strauss and Intel, where she designed diversity awareness programs and consulted to leaders on cultural change initiatives. Over time, her interests expanded to include the study of insight meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. King is now an insight meditation teacher and emotional wisdom author, mentored by Jack Kornfield in the Theravada tradition. King’s work has been influenced by many cultures, and is often described as “ceremony.” Her intuitive methods, knowledge, and skills weave the fields of Western psychology, Buddhist philosophy, leadership development, mindfulness meditation, and fun! She is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte. King is also the author of The Emotional Wisdom Cards, Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, and her new book, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (https://amzn.to/2MrygRN). Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today! (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/camp-glp/)Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.BOMBAS - Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.The Great Courses PLUS: Get a full month of unlimited access for FREE, visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/goodlife  Photo Credit VaschelleAndre-2017
July 31, 2018
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was his life’s art. So, he moved to California to pursue a degree in music, began performing live shows and was quickly signed to his dream deal at a major label. His trajectory seemed meteoric, then everything came tumbling down. His albums never made it out of production, he found himself out of money, abandoned by his label and on his own to figure out how to move forward. During this same time, he was also introduced to yoga and meditation and found himself traveling to a local ashram to practice and eventually find housing and sustenance. In his time of greatest need, he found himself living in the ashram, then traveling to India and rediscovering who he really was and how he wanted to bring his music and voice to the world. From there, he began to rebuild not only his living as a musician, but also his life. Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with hints of inspiration from India, has since led him to a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People. Trevor Hall’s Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively. He is currently touring around the US and Australia. While on tour, Hall collects donations to support children’s education in India. Hall’s latest album, The Fruitful Darkness, became the #1 Kickstarter Music campaign of 2017 and debuted at #9 on the iTunes alternative chart. Be sure to listen to the end, where Trevor shares a moving acoustic rendition of one of his songs, live in the studio. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – This is the final year of Camp GLP [and less than 20 spots remain]! It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and more than 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Article: Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more. Just go to article.com/goodlife.Honest Tea: Give your whole family something refreshingly Honest to enjoy. Visit HonestTea.com/podcast  Photo credit: Emory Hall Photography
July 24, 2018
Growing up, Grace Bonney, was all about culture and music, with a strong connection with jam bands that landed her on the business side of music and media in New York City. Along the way, she launched a side project blog called Design Sponge, to share insights about growing passion for accessible home design. The blog exploded and, eventually, she left her full-time job to build Design Sponge into a full-blown media company of her own with a massive, global audience, a book, travel and an increasingly public profile. But, along the way, Grace’s interests evolved, creating a gap between what she was creating, what she genuinely cared about and how she wanted to live. That all came to a head about 5 years ago when pretty much every part of her life, her marriage, her health and work-life were profoundly disrupted, setting in motion an awakening to a new direction in all three domains. Grace was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her marriage ended, she came out, fell in love with her now wife, Julia, wrote a new book called In the Company of Women not about design, but about powerful creative women in business, launched a print magazine called Good Company, moved out of New York City, her home of 15 years, to live in a country hamlet with 400 people and rediscover true community, purpose and presence. We dive into this transformational journey in today’s powerful, revealing and inspiring conversation.   Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!Ritual: The reinvented multivitamin that works smarter to fill the gaps in your diet. Go to ritual.com/GOODLIFE.Article: Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more. Just go to article.com/goodlife.Hunt a Killer: go to huntakiller.com for 10% off your first box when you use the code GOODLIFE.Honest Tea: Give your whole family something refreshingly Honest to enjoy. Visit HonestTea.com/podcast
July 17, 2018
When Scotty Johnson answered an ad in the paper to spend 4-months in the Arctic Circle, he never imagined it would forever change his life and lay the foundation for a stunning living filled with adventure and impact. In the two decades since, he's taken everyone from elite leadership teams and executives, to international sports teams, students and kids into some of the most rugged environments in the world, from the Oman desert to the open sea, and from Arctic expeditions and the rainforests of Australia to deep solitude of slow-moving rivers. He's been on a quest to tap the power of these natural laboratories to reconnect people to the things that matter, the things that give meaning, the things that align to personal values, and the things that make a difference to self, family, organizations and the world we live in. Along the way, he's found himself not only making a profound difference in people's lives but also building a career that lets him perpetually follow his fascinations, make meaning and fill his own life with exciting adventure, transformation and impact. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!Honest Tea: Give your whole family something refreshingly Honest to enjoy. Visit HonestTea.com/podcastBOMBAS - Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.Hunt a Killer: go to huntakiller.com for 10% off your first box when you use the code GOODLIFE.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.  Photo Credit Jon Riley
July 10, 2018
Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs, where she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformational gatherings. She works with teams and leaders across technology, business, the arts, fashion, and politics to clarify their vision for the future and build meaningful, purpose-driven communities. Her clients have included the Museum of Modern Art, LVMH, the World Economic Forum, meetup.com, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, the Union for Concerned Scientists, and Civitas Public Affairs. Parker is the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. In today's conversation, we explore the power and art of gathering, how to turn a hum-drum party or dinner into a life-changing experience. We also dive into her very personal experiences with race, exclusion, activism, resolution, hard conversations and the moments that both shaped who she would become and define the path she would choose in work and life. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP and WE ARE 90% SOLD-OUT ALREADY!!! It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.Hunt a Killer: go to huntakiller.com for 10% off your first box when you use the code GOODLIFE.  Photo Credit Mackenzie Stroh
July 3, 2018
From the outside-looking-in, Ryan Lee had it all. After 6 years working in a hospital helping physically-disabled and sick kids find more joy and ease, Ryan felt the tug of entrepreneurship. So, he left the job he loved to play in the world of "internet marketing," where he quickly made a name for himself and went on to built numerous, hugely-successful companies in the health and nutrition field. Along the way, Lee married his college sweetheart and was raising four great kids. He owned a beautiful house in Connecticut, worked from cafes and loved life. Then, everything started falling apart... Ryan's body began to betray him to the point where he could barely walk. He'd soon learn that was just a symptom of a much larger reckoning. A wake-up call that would test his health, his business, his closest relationships and lead to a complete reboot of his wellbeing, his living and life. And, as is his pattern, scratching the itch of his own wellbeing, Ryan began to notice a serious gap in the market. This culminated in the launch of a new professional path and a new company, REWIND, that is on a mission to produce nutrition solutions that "turn back the clock," and make life better and easier, starting with the world's first "super-bar." Ryan has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, on dozens of TV shows, has spoken on stages to over 100,000 people and has been called “the world’s #1 lifestyle entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur. But, what you're about to hear in today's conversation is the deeply-personal, raw and honest side of Lee's story that has never before been told in any of these outlets. A story of rising-high, crashing-hard, deep-reckoning, then realigning with a giant heart of service. Be sure to listen to the end, where Ryan answers the question, "what are you afraid of?" His answer is powerful reset to all who aspire to big things in the world. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Learn more and grab your spot today!Honest Tea: Give your whole family something refreshingly Honest to enjoy. Visit HonestTea.com/podcast
June 26, 2018
Is your DNA your destiny? Can you swap in better "source code" to save your life, change your appearance, be smarter or more athletic? Can a mother inherit DNA from her fetus? What do you really get when you pay for inexpensive genome-testing? These questions are just part of what we cover in today's deep with acclaimed science-writer, Carl Zimmer.  Zimmer writes the Matter column for the New York Times and contributes to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American, among others. He has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of other awards and fellowships. He teaches science writing at Yale University. His previous books include Parasite Rex, Evolution, and Microcosm. His new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh is a stunning, powerfully-researched, eye-opening look at the truth about heredity, DNA, what is truly in our control and the astonishing breakthroughs coming our way in just the next few years. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!Havenly - Get 25%-off your design package when you visit havenly.com/goodlife.  Photo Credit Mistina Hanscom
June 19, 2018
Susan Piver is the New York Times best-selling author of 9 books, a speaker, and founder of the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world, The Open Heart Project. She has been featured on Oprah, TODAY, CNN, speaks around the world and leads teachings and retreats on Buddhism, meditation, relationships and the essential practices for a life well-lived. In her most recent book, The Four Noble Truths of Love, she offers a powerful set of tools to reimagine and better navigate long-term, loving relationships in a way that respects each person's individual truth, while making space for a living, evolving container for love. In our podcast conversation this week, Piver shares the eye-opening revelation that brought her to the Four Noble Truths of Love, then walks us through each one. She reveals the genesis of this work, her own 20-year marriage, her struggle with attachment to "what was" and the innately human need to contain and define and preserve it. And, she shares her awakening to how trying to lock something living and breathing and changing into the confines of something simple and clean and certain can only lead to suffering, while the opposite just might lead to freedom and a deepening sense of connection. To watch to Piver's incredible journey from Austin bartender to music industry exec to bestselling author to Shambhala meditation teacher, check out our earlier conversation here. Check out our offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - This is the final year of Camp GLP. It will be a celebration like no other. Join us and some 400 amazing people from around the world for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.Honest Tea: Give your whole family something refreshingly Honest to enjoy. Visit HonestTea.com/podcast  Photo Credit Lisa Fehl
June 12, 2018
Artist, poet, activist and author, Cleo Wade, likes to say she has three parents, her mom, her dad and the city of New Orleans. Wade’s new book, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For a Better Life, is a moving collection of poems, provocative thoughts and moments that leave you questioning the status quo and opening your heart and mind to a different set of possibilities. Her artwork includes everything from short, hand-written posts shared with her giant following on Instagram to collaborations with major brands and large-scale public art installations, including a 25-foot love poem in the skyline of the New Orleans French Quarter titled “Respect.” In today’s episode we explore how being raised as a mixed-race kid in the famed New Orleans French Quarter by two fiercely-creative parents influenced her, how hurricane Katrina changed everything, why she moved to New York, how she walked away from a career as a rising star in fashion to rediscover and cultivate a deeper, artistic voice as a writer and artist, sharing her work online and in public spaces and leveraging her influence for social justice. Be sure to listen to the end, where Cleo reads a moving poem from her new book. Check out offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – Join us for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!Havenly - Get 25%-off your design package when you visit havenly.com/goodlife.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.ZipRecruiter: Post jobs for FREE, go to ZipRecruiter.com/good.  Photo Credit Liza Voloshin
June 5, 2018
Michael Pollan is the author most recently of mega New York Times bestseller, How to Change Your Mind, and of seven previous books that became global phenomena, including Cooked, Food Rules, and The Omnivore's Dilemma. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world. In today's episode, we explore his lens on the writing life, then dive into his year's long investigative journey into the mysterious world of psychedelic molecules, like LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), MDMA and something called "the toad." We talk about the fact, fiction, history, science and revolutionary clinical studies now underway, mostly from the lens of therapeutic outcomes. This conversation is not a permission-slip to experiment with any of what he talks about, nor an endorsement, so please do not take it as such. Rather, it is a balanced, non-hyperbolic or sensationalized conversation about a category of substances that are now at the cutting-edge of research in the treatment of mental conditions that afflict tens of millions of people. Check out offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – Join us for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited-time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!BOMBAS - Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.  Photo Credit Jeannette Montgomery Barron
May 28, 2018
Jen Sincero is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You are a Badass and You are a Badass at Making Money. But it all started from humble beginnings, playing in a band and living in a garage in Venice Beach, California, Sincero made a decision to change her life, stepping into her true identity, leading with her real, wise, funny, badass voice, and reframing her relationship with money. Money, it turned out, was not the enemy, but rather a conduit for expression and impact. With this shift in intention and action, she set a new course and built a career as an internationally-acclaimed and massively successful writer on her own terms. Still, the story behind what it took to sell her first book, You Are a Badass (which has now sold a bajillion copies and been on the NYT list for years) is pretty amazing. We dive into that and so much more in this week's Best Of conversation. Check out offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – Join us for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited-time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!QUIP: QUIP starts at just $25 and, if you go to GetQuip.com/GoodLife right now, you’ll get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
May 21, 2018
Sadie Lincoln had a powerhouse career in a global fitness company, where her husband Chris also worked. But deep down, she knew the company she was helping to grow was no longer aligned with who she was and how she wanted to contribute to the world. Her career in wellness was leaving her unwell. So, she and Chris decided to quit their jobs, sell their home and move from the San Francisco area to Portland, Oregon, in the name of pursuing a dream. Together, they founded barre3, a whole-health movement studio and community that has now grown to more than 100 locations worldwide. In today's episode, we explore Sadie's journey growing up in an alternative family with her mom and a small group of friends - her "aunties" - who all raised their kids together. We dive into her love of movement and creativity and teaching, her openness to following serendipity into the world of fitness, and her emerging commitment to helping women cultivate and share their voices. Check out offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – Join us for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited-time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!Havenly - Get 25%-off your design package when you visit havenly.com/goodlife.
May 14, 2018
Rich Roll transformed his body and health, losing 50-pounds and becoming an acclaimed plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete. This led to the blockbuster book, Finding Ultra. But, behind the scenes, he was struggling with something else that would eventually bring him, once again, to his knees. While he'd figured out his physical wellbeing, he had also awakened to the fact that his career as a lawyer was deeply unfulfilling. Married, with a wife and four kids, he left the law behind. Now, he had to figure out how to craft a new living. This led to a years-long, often brutally-hard journey that brought him within hours of losing the family home. But, together with his wife, Julie Piatt, they held to their belief that the only way was through. That eventually led to a new vocation as an advocate, speaker, author and podcast producer focusing on healthy-living, plant-powered eating, sustainable food-systems and meaningful living. That journey is still unfolding. And, in today's conversation, we dive into the major points of reckoning, inflection and celebration. This part of his journey is also detailed in a newly updated version of Finding Ultra. Check out offerings & partners: Camp Good Life Project – Join us for 3 ½ days of connection, discovery, rejuvenation and reinvention and for a limited-time, save $100. Learn more and grab your spot today!BOMBAS - Get 20% off your first order, visit bombas.com/goodlife.Ring: Get up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to ring.com/GOODLIFE.Kniepp Bath & Body - 15% off your first order at Kneipp.com with code GOODLIFE.
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