The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

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Candid Conversations about Creativity with Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Danielle Laporte, James Altucher and other artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and instigators


Greg McKeown | Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Sep 28 • 65 min
Essentialism is a different way of doing everything. Being an essentialist will set you free from becoming too thinly spread, from having your time slip through the cracks and from feeling burnt out with little to show for your efforts. Essentialism isn’t…
Listener Favorites: Dan Ariely | Overcoming Learned Helplessness and Understanding Irrational Behavior
Sep 25 • 58 min
In one of our most insightful interviews we’ve had, Dan Ariely shared his perspectives on suffering, irrational behavior, and how most time management systems allow others to hijack our time. Learn how to overcome your own learned helplessness and how to…
Alex Jamieson & Bob Gower | How to Have Game Changing Conversations That Will Transform Your Life and Business
Sep 23 • 56 min
The way you show up in conversations has the power to transform your life and business, yet we’re never taught how to build the necessary communication skills in order to take full advantage of this. Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower talk us through the…
B. Jeffrey Madoff | Making a Living with Your Ideas
Sep 21 • 47 min
How do you make a living with your ideas? B. Jeffrey Madoff’s done it, he’s written a book about it and now he joins us to tell us how. Jeffrey is a director, photographer, writer, and professor in NYC. In this discussion, we talk about creative careers.…
Listener Favorites: Cal Newport | Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Sep 18 • 56 min
“So even if you say “I’m not trying to do deep work now. I”m in line at the supermarket. I’m bored let me look at something.” That actually affects your deep work the next morning or the next day when you actually want to do it. There’s this whole notion…
Patrick Solomon | LSD, Joseph Campbell and Creativity
Sep 16 • 45 min
Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology and religion unveiled a common story found across all faiths and beliefs which he called ‘The Hero’s Journey’. This, and a life altering experience with LSD in Hollywood is what lead Patrick Solomon to…
Gillian Sandstrom | The Psychology of Talking to Strangers
Sep 14 • 58 min
Gillian Sandstrom is a psychologist who, one day, sparked a conversation with a stranger on the subway. After this spontaneous conversation, she decided to start researching the psychology behind it and subsequently began talking to a lot more strangers.…
Listener Favorites: Kate Swoboda | The Courage Habit
Sep 11 • 53 min
Kate Swoboda grew up in a split household. Her mother was very liberal and her father was very conservative. Now she’s a life coach and the creator of the Courageous Living Program. Hear what she believes forms courageous habits, why people shy away from…
Dr. Uma Naidoo | This is your Brain on Food
Sep 9 • 60 min
We’ve all heard the phrase “You are what you eat”. Well, Dr. Uma Naidoo has done the research and found a fascinating link between our stomachs and our brains that takes this to another level. We discuss the relationship between food and our brains and…
Michael Brody-Waite | Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts
Sep 7 • 46 min
When you think about Ivy League schools and the students they produce, the last thing you would consider is the possibility that their lives are the perfect recipe for developing a drug addiction. Michael Brody-Waite went to Stanford and he experienced…
What it Means to Be Black in America
Sep 4 • 8 min
“When you watch Ahmad Aubrey being shot and you hear that those men have been released and were it not for the video and the outrage, those people would be living their lives, what part of the contract is that in society? When you see George Floyd on the…
Michelle Poler | Learning to Embrace, Live and Negotiate with Fear
Sep 2 • 61 min
Michelle Poler inspired a movement, Hello Fears, by facing 100 fears in 100 days. She went skydiving, she held a tarantula, she did trapeze and even wore no pants on the subway. Michelle has made it her mission to overcome the fear of being afraid and…
Meta Wagner | Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality
Aug 31 • 62 min
What enabled the greats like Picasso and Hemingway to accomplish such incredible work during their prolific careers? Meta Wagner shares her model of the 5 creative types, revealing that great artists don’t just possess talent but also know why they…
Listener Favorites: Cal Fussman | The Art of Emotionally Resonant Storytelling
Aug 28 • 85 min
Life can be a long, complicated series of events for everyone, and that’s been especially true for Cal Fussman. His journey has taken him to exotic places, seen him talk to extraordinary people, and helped him understand humanity a little better. He…
Kristin Neff | Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Aug 26 • 52 min
Kristin Neff says that just as every baby is born worthy of compassion and unconditional love, so too is every adult and we have the ability give that to ourselves. Kristin talks about the power of self-compassion, how to cultivate it and how we can learn…
Buzzy Cohen | The Learning Strategies of a Jeopardy Champion
Aug 24 • 49 min
Buzzy Cohen is a Jeopardy! champion who won $164,603 in 2016 and later returned in 2017 to claim the grand prize of $250,000 in the tournament of champions. Buzzy now joins us on this show, not to take home any money but to teach us how we can get ready…
Srini Rao | Behind The Scenes of Indian Matchmaking
Aug 21 • 60 min
Your host, Srini Rao, sits down with Akshobh Giridharadas for a special behind the scenes interview on the hit Netflix series, Indian Matchmaking. Srini joined a group of other young singles to take part in a matchmaking process guided by Indian…
Sandy Greenberg | How Friendship and Love Can Lead to An Extraordinary Vision for Life
Aug 19 • 60 min
From the loss his father at age 5, to facing blindness in his junior year and finding friendships that would last a lifetime, Sandy Greenberg’s journey is one that has been filled with love, loss and an extraordinary vision for life. Sanford Greenberg is…
Joze Piranian | Turning Your Greatest Insecurity into Your Greatest Asset
Aug 17 • 54 min
Joze Piranian went from once begging his professors to exempt him from giving presentations in class to doing stand-up comedy in front of a thousand people in a theater - and loving it. Joze was born with a speech impediment that he now uses to inspire…
Listener Favorites: Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower | Getting to Hell Yes
Aug 14 • 54 min
In today’s episode, we get to sit down with Facilitator, Advisor and Connector, Bob Gower, as well as natural foods Chef, author, speaker, TV personality, and holistic health counselor, Alex Jamieson. Throughout this discussion, they answer many powerful…
Why You Should Start a 100 Day Project
Aug 13 • 23 min
I sit down with our community manager, Milena, as we dive into the inspiring concept of starting a 100 day project. With all our research and planning, we’re both extremely excited to do this with the Listener Tribe. But before we begin, we’ve decided to…
Patricia Zo | How to Stop Playing it Safe
Aug 12 • 67 min
Do you ever feel like you’re walking through life avoiding conflict, frightening situations and conversations that make you feel uncomfortable? Patricia Zo is a clinical psychologist and author who helps others to stop over-thinking and start…
William Deresiewicz | The Death of the Artist in the Age of Permission-less Leverage
Aug 10 • 65 min
For this episode we are joined by William Deresiewicz, a remarkable author and speaker who’s aim is to share the cold truth about the current digital economy’s impact on artists all around the world. William talks about the previous 3 paradigms of the…
Listener Favorites: Simon Sinek | Finding Your Why
Aug 7 • 57 min
Simon Sinek is the instigator of an idea that has fundamentally changed the way we do business, live life, and create art. The notion that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do is at the core of the success of some of the most successful…
Michael Neill | Accomplish an Impossible Goal in 90 Days
Aug 5 • 57 min
Michael Neill joins us to share his wisdom on accomplishing impossible goals with impeccable timing. He teaches us about detaching from expectations, how turning what you love into a business can take away from the business end of love, why we all need to…
Rana el Kaliouby | A Scientist’s Quest to Bring Emotional Intelligence to Technology
Aug 3 • 52 min
Have you ever experienced how a smiley face in a text can mean anything from a sign of friendliness to sheer sarcasm and sometimes you just aren’t sure which one it is? Or even worse, your own friendly smiley face was misinterpreted as sarcasm and you…
36 Questions and The Mystery of Love
Jul 31 • 29 min
What is it that makes people fall in love? It’s one of the greatest mysteries of being human. I walked into the bookstore here in Colorado and stumbled upon Mandy Len Catron’s memoir, How to Fall In Love with Anyone by Asking Them 36 Questions, and I…
Listener Favorites: Greg Hartle | How to Live Well and Die Well With Greg Hartle Pt. 2
Jul 29 • 86 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why you can’t let past experiences always…
Minnie Ingersoll | The Psychology and Personality Traits of Successful Founders
Jul 27 • 56 min
Minnie Ingersoll is an investor and host of LA Venture podcast and she joins us on the show to spell out the psychology and personality traits of successful founders. How much of success is luck and how much of it is skill? Minnie finds the balance and…
Listener Favorites: Greg Hartle | How to Live Well and Die Well Pt. 1
Jul 24 • 80 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why iconic figures may not be the best role…
David Mauro | How Hitting Rock Bottom Can Lead You to the Highest Place on Earth
Jul 22 • 46 min
When David was in his forties, his life hit rock bottom. Looking up from the bottom of the barrel, he decided to embark on a 7 year journey to climb the 7 summits. We talk about the most frightening moment of his life in the shadow of Mt. Everest, why…
Dr. Benjamin Hardy | Why Personality Isn’t Permanent
Jul 20 • 82 min
Our identity and personality are closely related, however we are lead to believe that although our identity can be altered, our personalities are set in stone. Dr. Benjamin Hardy believes that the opposite is true and that we can in fact experience…
Listener Favorites: Sally Hogshead | Creating Work That’s Impossible to Resist
Jul 17 • 44 min
How can you “fall in love” with your work? Sally Hogshead knows how, and she’s spoken with neuroradiologists about the way the brain works when someone is “in the flow” and in a state of fascination. And to them, it looks the same as when someone is…
Mark Wolynn | How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
Jul 15 • 66 min
Mark Wolynn says that inherited family trauma can become a core language that we tell ourselves - leading to our own unexplained anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses. He joins us to share the redeeming truth that even though this trauma didn’t…
Sarah Vandella | Demystifying and De-stigmatizing the Adult Film Industry
Jul 13 • 58 min
The adult film industry is a subculture that most of us have little knowledge or understanding of. It’s something we that we only see from the outside and without knowing much, we tend to stigmatize and judge the people who work in it. Sarah Vandella has…
Listener Favorites | Anders Ericsson: Mastering Your Craft Through Deliberate Practice
Jul 10 • 50 min
Ever heard the phrase “practice makes perfect?” According to Anders Ericsson, that’s only true if the practice is done deliberately and not carelessly. Expertise is not born of natural talent but of hard work. He discusses the idea of deliberate practice…
Jesse Schell | The Cultural Impact of Virtual Reality
Jul 8 • 52 min
Jesse Schell is a video game designer, author and CEO of Schell Games and he joins us for this interesting episode to discuss the present and future of virtual reality and how it will impact humanity. We talk about the difference between tapping ‘A’ to…
Kevin Hancock | Leading When Your Voice Isn’t Being Heard
Jul 6 • 51 min
Kevin Hancock, CEO, author and speaker, joins us to talk about leadership, power dispersion and embracing your voice. Find out how with no known cause or cure, Kevin’s voice became impaired, discover the importance of seeing employees as human beings, how…
Listener Favorites: Nick Notas | The Foundation of Meaningful Connections
Jul 3 • 57 min
Dating can be scary. For both men and women. But Nick Notas is here to help men realize that dating is more than just trying to form a physical connection, and sometimes their inability to form those deep, meaningful connections is because of some deep…
Rachel Friedman | Creativity, Potential, and The Imperfect Art of Adulthood
Jul 1 • 53 min
Rachel Friedman, author of And Then We Grew Up, joins us to talk about the marvelous journey of living a creative life. We talk about knowing when to cultivating discipline or find other aspirations, how to recover and maintain a sense of identity,…
John Perkins | Transforming Perceptions Through a Revolution in Consciousness
Jun 29 • 57 min
We are joined by John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Touching The Jaguar. We find out exactly what an economic hit man does and how John Perkins found himself in that position, why the current world economy is known by many…
Listener Favorites: Dani Shapiro | The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Jun 26 • 52 min
Life as an artist can be full of wonder and joy, but it can also have its fair share of trials and hardships. Dani Shapiro has experienced both, and she’s shared many of those moments in her best-selling memoirs. She discusses her life and trying to find…
Amy Smith | How to Stand Up For Yourself Without Being an A-Hole
Jun 24 • 58 min
We chat with Amy Smith, a sassy life coach, about the art of standing up for yourself without being a total A-Hole. During our discussion, you’ll hear about what it was like for her going to a conservative Christian school and having many conflicting…
Tobi Fairley | The Power of Making of Intentional Choices to Design Your Life
Jun 22 • 50 min
Tobi Fairley joins us to share her wisdom on designing the life that allows you to be healthy, happy and profitable. We talk about finding internal validation, embracing the interdependent nature of humanity, using interior design to design your life, how…
Listener Favorites: David Speed | Preserving History and Humanity with Graffiti
Jun 19 • 56 min
David Speed has been a graffiti artist since he was 18 and is now doing it professionally with his company, Graffiti Life. Take a listen for an extraordinarily grounded look into the world of graffiti. From the high-octane, train yard cop chases to the…
Meredith Fineman | The Art of Fearless Self-Promotion
Jun 17 • 53 min
Meredith Fineman joins us to talk about the art of bragging. We discuss why the world needs you to talk about your work, why so many people experience imposter syndrome, how to brag in your bio, why men tend to struggle less than women when it comes to…
Sarah Sarkis | Managing Your Mental Health in the Midst of a Pandemic
Jun 15 • 54 min
In this episode, we talk about how to make sure your voice is heard, the unforgiving and complex nature of family, how to strike a balance between delusional and rational optimism, managing your anxiety, dealing with loneliness during social isolation and…
BLM: TK Coleman | Living a Life of Hope, Faith and Love
Jun 11 • 48 min
In this episode, we are joined by author and entrepreneur, TK Coleman who is the education director at Praxis, a professional bootcamp and startup apprenticeship. We get to discuss the many empowering beliefs that Coleman has learned and implemented on…
BLM: Gahmya Drummond-Bey | Redesigning The Future of Education
Jun 10 • 52 min
Today we are joined by Gahmya Drummond-Bey, a Global Education Curriculum Designer, TED-Resident and Visionary Educator. Gahmya shares the childhood experiences that helped shape her into the woman she is today. She also dives into the wisdom behind her…
BLM: Desiree Adaway | Exploring the Intersections of Race, Culture and Class
Jun 9 • 56 min
This is a touching yet powerful episode in which Desiree Adaway dares to venture into the intersections of race, culture and class with the intention of finding a means of liberation. Desiree is the principle of The Adaway Group, a consulting firm that…
BLM: Shawn Dove | Giving a Voice to Those Who’ve Been Marginalized
Jun 8 • 57 min
There is no Calvary coming to save the day. We are the iconic leaders that we’re waiting for. Shawn Dove is the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and he joins us for this episode of the podcast. Shawn has many impactful and…
Listener Favorites: Kamal Ravikant | The Profound Power of Personal Commitment
Jun 5 • 54 min
If we make a practice in our lives, like going to the gym or eating healthy, if you want to lose weight and be fit, or you want to be chiseled, you’ve got to make a practice. It’s a daily practice. You can’t go to the gym for a week and eat cake for 30…
Molly Fletcher | The Power of Audacity
Jun 3 • 60 min
In this episode, you’ll learn how Molly Fletcher used pizza coupons and tennis lessons to move into her apartment for free, how she then went on to making $3M deals as a sports agent, the key secrets to how the best sports stars in the world reach their…
Andrew Horn | Conscious Emotional Mastery
Jun 1 • 55 min
In this episode, Andrew Horn joins us to talk about emotional transformation and modern masculinity. We discuss how to stop your perceptions of people affecting how you show up with them, the importance of expressing gratitude to others, how gratitude…
Listener Favorites | Ryder Carroll: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, and Plan Your Future
May 29 • 57 min
Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer, inventor of the Bullet Journal and author of his latest book, The Bullet Journal Method, which focuses on the art of intentional living. He joins us in this episode to share some valuable insights into his…
Josh Linkner | Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Design the Future We Want
May 25 • 47 min
Josh Linkner joins us to talk about his unique perspective of entrepreneurship and how it will enable us to become the architects of our future. Find out why playing it safe while you’re young is the riskiest thing you can do, what entrepreneurship really…
Listener Favorites: Paul Jarvis | The Power of Wanting Less and Staying Small
May 22 • 53 min
Paul Jarvis has an understanding that growth isn’t always a good thing for businesses. He brings a message that helps lift the veil of thinking bigger is better and to understand how knowing what you want and wanting less often go hand in hand. Paul…
Patrick McGinnis | Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice
May 20 • 48 min
This episode breaks down our fear of better options, F.O.B.O, in an attempt to help our listeners become masters of decision-making in a world brimming with variety. We talk about the framework that Patrick has developed for this and hear about some of…
Jennifer Louden | Why Bother and Figuring Out What’s Next
May 18 • 54 min
We sit down with Jennifer Louden and unpack some of the wisdom from her book, Why Bother and Figuring Out What’s Next. In this episode, hear what prompted her to write ‘Why Bother’, discover how to take advantage of quarantine, why we should create…
Listener Favorites: Srini Pillay | The Power of the Unfocused Mind
May 15 • 51 min
Often I will ask people “do you want to live an exceptional life?” And most people will say yes. But an exception by definition is low probability. If you want to live a normative life you’ll be in the middle of the bell curve. But if you want an…
Jim Kwik | Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life
May 13 • 80 min
Jim Kwik is an expert on brain improvement, speed reading and memory retention. When Jim was in kindergarten, he suffered a head injury that put him in hospital and affected his memory and attention span. A teacher once called him ‘the boy with the broken…
Nora Herting | The Power of Visual Thinking to Understand Ideas
May 11 • 45 min
Nora Herting is the founder and CEO of Image Think, a graphic recording firm based out of NYC. Nora has spent 10 years using visual mediums to unleash ideas and inspire action. In this episode you’ll learn about the neuroscience behind visual…
Listener Favorites: Aerosyn Lex | Finding Your Creative Identity
May 8 • 63 min
In this episode of the podcast, artist and designer Aerosyn Lex whose work has been exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and who has collaborated with iconic brands and individuals like Kanye West and Nike joins us to talk about the process of…
Gareth Pronovost | How to Turn a Little Bet into Big Success - Part 2
May 6 • 46 min
Gareth Pronovost is a data specialist who helps businesses make more profit by saving them 10’s of hours of work every week through automation. In Part 2 of our discussion, we talk about the paradox of resilience, how Gareth ran a YouTube ad for just…
Gareth Pronovost | How to Turn a Little Bet into Big Success - Part 1
May 4 • 38 min
Gareth Pronovost is a data specialist who helps businesses make more profit by saving them 10s of hours of work every month through automating heaps of processes on Airtable. In this episode, we get to learn how a catastrophic accident changed the way he…
Listener Favorites: Steven Kotler | The Neuroscience of Flow
May 1 • 46 min
How is it that some of the greatest minds in history seem to have otherworldly focus and can get into a rhythm unlike others? Steven Kotler knows why, and it has to do with “flow.” There are 20 triggers that can help drive attention into the “right here,…
Steve Lieberman | Navigating an Undefined Creative Path
Apr 29 • 46 min
Steve Lieberman is the mastermind behind many of the radiant and celestial lighting renders complimenting electronic dance festivals. Steve is a creative entrepreneur with a knack for design. He has taken his career from replacing light bulbs in…
Laura Huang | Turning Adversity into Advantage
Apr 27 • 67 min
Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School. She joins us on the show to to dissect the topic of adversity and how we can find a way forward when it comes into the picture. During our discussion, we talk through her framework, a how-to on…
Listener Favorites: Laura Belgray | Finding Your Calling by Breaking All the Rules
Apr 24 • 59 min
Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content, full show episodes, and more in her career. She knows all about finding what fuels you and pursuing your passion. She…
Laleh Hancock | Transforming Problems into Possibilities
Apr 22 • 53 min
When Laleh Hancock was 7 years old, she, her mother and her two sisters fled from Iran to France in less than 24 hours after the revolution began. Since, Laleh has become a master at turning problems into possibilities. In this episode we get to hear her…
Ramit Sethi | The Pyschology of Money: How to Design a Rich Life
Apr 20 • 71 min
Ramit Sethi dives into the psychology of money, unpacking some of the incredibly insightful advice and frameworks from his book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich. During this episode, we learn how to confront student loan debt, Ramit’s rules for a rich life,…
Listener Favorites: Dandapani: The Spiritual Path an Ex-Monk
Apr 17 • 54 min
Dandapani realized at the age of 4 that he wanted be a monk. He saw it as the most efficient path to enlightenment. But it wasn’t until completing an electrical engineering degree and finding his teacher that he joined a monastery, where he decided not to…
Lydia Denworth: The Science and Psychology of Friendship
Apr 15 • 85 min
Lydia Denworth is a science journalist exploring the architecture, behavior and meaning behind life’s most fundamental bond: friendship. Find out how your ability to make and maintain friends can impact your life, how changing schools can stunt a child’s…
Karen Rinaldi: It’s Great To Suck at Something
Apr 13 • 64 min
Karen Rinaldi has discovered the joy in suckitude and strives to get even better at it. She has a burning passion for surfing and does it every chance she gets even though she knows she’s not amazing at it. Beyond how to get tossed by waves, she has…
How to Stress Less and Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher
Apr 10 • 51 min
Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletcher is…
Ryan Holiday: Why Stillness is the Key to a More Rewarding Life
Apr 9 • 70 min
Ryan Holiday, prolific author, marketer, entrepreneur and founder of Brass Check, joins us for this engaging episode to share some valuable insight and stoic wisdom from his most recent book, Stillness is The Key. We live in a busy world. Our lives are…
Yancey Strickler: Building a More Generous World
Apr 8 • 60 min
Yancey Strickler is a writer, entrepreneur and the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. He is the author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. Yancey believes that it’s time for us to expand on our concept of value in…
Elle Luna: Journey to the Crossroads of Should and Must
Apr 7 • 54 min
Elle Luna was rejected from every law school she applied to. After that, she stood at a crossroads between what she felt “should” do and what she “must” do. But thanks to a recurring dream that led to a life-changing painting, she was able to find her…
Scott Young: How to Master Hard Skills and Learn Anything
Apr 6 • 62 min
Scott Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and an avid learner. After Scott heard about Benny Lewis and the way he could become fluent in a language in just 3 months, he became interested in extreme learning and began exploring it himself. He later…
Listener Favorite: Kevin Honeycutt: Turning Pain into a Movement
Apr 3 • 46 min
Kevin grew up in poverty, the son of an alcoholic outlaw, and turned his life into serving and shaking up the education system. His insights reach far beyond transforming education, but in how we break free from indoctrination and turning pain into a…
Ozan Varol: Think Like a Rocket Scientist
Apr 1 • 62 min
When Ozan Varol was just 17, he moved from his home in Istanbul to the United States to study Astrophysics at Cornell University. When he got there, he sent his resume to a professor and was invited to work on the operations team for the 2003 Mars…
Scott Miller: Become The Leader You Would Follow
Mar 30 • 60 min
Scott Miller is an author, speaker and leader. He is the executive vice president of thought leadership at FranklinCovey and author of Management Mess to Leadership Success. Scott has developed and amazing sense of leadership and interpersonal…
What a Global Crisis is Teaching Us About Social Connection
Mar 27 • 15 min
All around the world, right now, billions of people are self-isolating inside their homes on an unprecedented scale. A microscopic organism has shaken the entire world into a global crisis and forced humanity to re-asses the way we live and how we relate…
Shelley Paxton: Become The Chief Soul Officer of Your Life
Mar 24 • 55 min
Shelley Paxton spent 26 years building a wildly successful career in the corporate world as a marketing executive, working for some of the worlds iconic brands like Harley-Davidson & McDonald’s. In 2016, Shelley walked away from the corporate world. She…
Miki Agrawal: A Permission Slip to Become The Most Authentic Version of Herself
Mar 23 • 67 min
Miki Agrawal is the co-founder and former CEO of THINX, the period-proof underwear company as well as founder of her most recent brand, Tushy. Miki rocks the boat in this episode of the podcast as she tells us what she’s learned from starting multiple…
Creativity and Community in the Midst of The Corona Virus
Mar 20 • 36 min
Srini Rao, Founder and CEO of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is joined by Milena Rangelov, Community Manager at The Unmistakable Creative to discuss how in the midst of the Corona virus, we can come together as a community to find connection and…
CrisMarie Campbell: The Beauty of Conflict and Difficult Conversation
Mar 18 • 51 min
CrisMarie Campbell hasn’t had it easy, but nor have her giants. She has faced experiences that had the power to derail her, head-on, and overcome them. As an Olympic and World Championship rower and Boeing Engineer, she is now the co-founder of Thrive!.…
Kara Loewentheil: How to Redesign Your Mind
Mar 16 • 52 min
Kara Loewentheil is a Master Certified life coach with a B.A from Yale and a J.D from Harvard Law. Kara used to work as a women’s rights lawyer and now uses the same fundamental skills to coach women on redesigning their thinking. Her approach is…
Listener Favorites: Tiago Forte: Building a Second Brain
Mar 13 • 49 min
Tiago Forte knows all the tricks, hacks, and strategies you need in order to optimize your life, enhance your productivity, and accelerate your learning. His approach is so effective you will swear you have a second brain! Listen to how Tiago learned how…
Heather Chauvin: Decoding the Language of Human Behavior and Confronting Motality
Mar 11 • 54 min
Heather Chauvin is a leadership coach and strategic parenting expert, dedicated to helping others live life in abundance. With three boys at home, Heather was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. In dealing with her diagnosis, she had to face the reality of…
Frank Stephenson: The Man Who Designs the Most Expensive Cars in The World
Mar 9 • 58 min
In this episode we get to meet Frank Stephenson, designer of the worlds most elite exotic cars. Having been the head of design for Ferrari, Maserati and McLaren, Frank has been responsible for the design of some of the most successful products in…
Listener Favorites: Jeff Leisawitz: A No BS Approach to Creative Careers
Mar 6 • 49 min
In this episode we are joined by creativity champion, Jeff Leisawitz. Jeff is an award winning musician, filmmaker, writer, college professor, counsellor and life coach. He joins us for this episode to share his message on no BS creativity: diving into…
Stephen Martin: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why
Mar 4 • 63 min
Stephen Martin, co-author of Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why, CEO of Influence at Work and Professor of Behavioral Science joins us for this episode to discuss the core of his recent work. Why do we accept the exact same truth from one…
Douglas Vigliotti: How Our Cognitive Biases Impact Our Lives
Mar 2 • 58 min
Douglas Vigliotti began his career as a salesman with a BSc in Business Management. He then started a sales consulting company and wrote a book about how to sell. This is where he discovered he wanted to be a writer. He has since authored 2 books and an…
Listener Favorites: Bob Goff: The Art of Living a Noteworthy Life
Feb 28 • 61 min
Revisit one of our greatest interviews! Author-humanitarian and attorney Bob Goff joined us to talk about love, what we’re made to do, and living a life filled with whimsy. He discusses the difference between doing what you’re able to do vs. what you were…
Margot Leitman: How to Tell an Interesting Story
Feb 26 • 58 min
Margot Leitman, writer, performer, teacher, and renowned story teller, joins us for this episode of the podcast. Margot has founded the storytelling program at Upright Citizens Brigade and is the author of multiple successful books. During our discussion,…
Kelly McGonigal: How Physical Activity Contributes to Human Happiness
Feb 24 • 66 min
Kelly McGonigal, author, psychologist, and educator, is on a mission to help everyone find strength, courage and joy through moving. Kelly uses uses science and stories to explain the connection between movement and happiness. Find out what it does to…
Listener Favorites: Seth Godin: What to do When It’s Your Turn
Feb 21 • 44 min
In this episode of The Unmistakable Creative, Seth Godin returns to the show to discuss his new book, It’s Your Turn. - Leveraging books as a tool to change the people around you - Writing a book that begs to be shared and gets under people’s skin - The…
Pamela Barnum: What We Can Learn About Deception from an Undercover Drug Enforcement Officer
Feb 19 • 57 min
Pamela Barnum is a former undercover drug enforcement officer, body language expert and TEDx speaker. Pamela has experienced living as an entirely different person, with a different name, in a different town, integrating with drug dealers and learning…
Jonathan Levi: Read Faster. Remember More. Become a Super Learner
Feb 17 • 59 min
Jonathan Levi, entrepreneur, speaker and author of The Only Skill That Matters joins us for this episode. Throughout his life, Jonathan has always tended toward entrepreneurship, even as a young boy, and has found incredible success. He has discovered…
Listener Favorites: Navigating Life, Love and Fiction in New York City with Jennifer Miller
Feb 14 • 49 min
The Big Apple; brimming with life, love and everlasting romance. It’s no wonder dating in New York can be an uncertain, emotional roller-coaster. Jennifer Miller is a Journalist and Author who recently co-wrote Mr. Nice Guy with her husband, Jason Feifer,…
Yanik Silver: The Value of Creative Self Expression
Feb 12 • 45 min
Yanik Silver is the Founder and CEO of Maverick1000 and author of several best-selling marketing books. Venturing off the topic of business and marketing, Yanik has a deep seated value for creative self expression. It’s something that plays a huge role in…
Alastair Humphreys: How to Live an Adventurous Life Regardless of Age, Income, or Location
Feb 10 • 51 min
Alastair Humphreys left his cozy home in Yorkshire in August, 2001 on his bicycle. He returned home 4 years later, having cycled 46,000 miles across the world. Since then, he has played the violin on the streets of Spain, rowed across the Atlantic, pulled…
Listener Favorites: Jim Bunch: Designing Your Environment for Optimal Performance and Creativity
Feb 7 • 68 min
Jim Bunch talks about rapid transformation, why will power fails to change the behavior of 96% of people and, how you can design your environment for optimal performance and and creativity. Jim Bunch is the founder of The Ultimate Game of Life and has…
Jillian Richardson: Why We’re Lonely and What We Can do About It
Feb 5 • 52 min
Jillian Richardson is a professional community builder, speaker and author of Unloney Planet. She has a deep understanding of community and loneliness and is working to help people find meaningful relationships through building community. Take a listen to…
Sarah Hurwitz: What Causes Us to Turn to God in Our Search for Meaning
Feb 3 • 57 min
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speech writer from 2009 until 2017, serving as a senior speechwriter for President Obama before becoming head speechwriter for first lady Michelle Obama. After a tough break-up, Sarah came across an advertisement for a…
Listener Favorites: Brian Koehn: Becoming a Newer Version of Yourself - Part 2
Jan 31 • 39 min
In the second part of this compelling interview, Brian Koehn talks about the huge transformation he went through in his life that helped him become more comfortable and why you shouldn’t romanticize the person you used to be in order to create real…
Oleg Lougheed: Overcoming Seemingly Impossible Odds
Jan 29 • 53 min
Oleg Lougheed grew up in a home struggling with alcoholism, poverty and starvation. He learned that the best thing he could do to alter his trajectory and overcome impossible odds, was to separate himself and say goodbye to his mother, his sister and…
Yancey Strickler: Building a More Generous World
Jan 27 • 61 min
Yancey Strickler is a writer, entrepreneur and the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter. He is the author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. Yancey believes that it’s time for us to expand on our concept of value in…
Listener Favorites: Brian Koehn: Becoming a Newer Version of Yourself - Part 1
Jan 24 • 48 min
After growing up in the Midwest as a skater, Brian Koehn learned at an early age not to just blindly trust the systems in place around him. Which is why years later when he found himself in the middle of a bad religious experience, he was completely…
Oscar Trimboli: The Art of Deep Listening – Part 2
Jan 22 • 40 min
Oscar Trimboli is an author with 30 years of experience in bringing out the best in people. Oscar joins us on the show because he has developed a fascinating framework for deep listening. Listening is something that most of us know very little about, talk…
Oscar Trimboli: The Art of Deep Listening - Part 1
Jan 20 • 54 min
Oscar Trimboli is an author with 30 years of experience in bringing out the best in people. Oscar joins us on the show because he has developed a fascinating framework for deep listening. Listening is something that most of us know very little about, talk…
Listener Favorites: Tamsen Webster: Telling Powerful Stories in a Short Amount of Time
Jan 17 • 52 min
I believe there is a universal filter, and a universal story that we’re all seeking to understand. And I call it the red thread. It’s a phrase borrowed from Scandinavian countries where they used to say “What is the thing that ties all this together?…
Sarah Sarkis: How to Change Your Life Without Losing Your Mind
Jan 15 • 58 min
Sarah Sarkis, psychologist, writer and performance consultant, works to empower people to achieve long term change and growth through an entirely science-backed approach. We discuss a few relatable topics like parenting, social media, education and…
Kamal Ravikant: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
Jan 13 • 51 min
Kamal Ravikant joins us to talk about the revolutionary power behind loving yourself, what it looks like and how to make it second nature. We get to dive into his own experience of going all in on love and how this shaped the way he now views the world,…
Listener Favorites: Lee Zlotoff: The Making of MacGyver
Jan 10 • 58 min
In this episode of the podcast we speak with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff about the making of his hit TV show which has remained on the air across the world for 30 years, and using what he calls the MacGyver method to engage the enormous capabilities of…
Tara Swart: The Neuroscience of Manifesting Your Goals - Part 2
Jan 8 • 63 min
Tara Swart is a Neuroscientist and former psychiatric doctor who has developed a science-based approach to manifesting your goals. Join us now for Part 2 of this special 2-part episode as we further our exploration into the neuroscience of manifesting…
Tara Swart: The Neuroscience of Manifesting Your Goals - Part 1
Jan 6 • 56 min
Tara Swart is a Neuroscientist and former psychiatric doctor who has developed a science-based approach to manifesting your goals. Join us now for Part 1 of this special 2-part episode as she walks us through some practical examples of how it works, gives…
Listener Favorites: Danielle Laporte: Love as Your Bottom Line
Jan 3 • 53 min
In this episode, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger, Danielle Laporte shares the thought-provoking and inspirational truths that unfold in our lives when we make Love our bottom line. Danielle expands on many intimate…
An Unmistakable Look Back at 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 24 min
With 2019 coming to a close and 2020 just around the corner, we take a look back at this amazing year to appreciate some of the greatest moments we shared on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast. Listener Tribe We have our own private social network for…
Best of 2019: Katie Patrick: How to Save the World - A Research Backed Approach
Dec 27, 2019 • 56 min
Katie Patrick is an environmental engineer and software designer dedicated to helping people use real scientific data to change the world. Instead of laying on the beach, brainstorming ideas on how we can stop global warming, Katie teaches us that there…
Best of 2019: David Frangioni: How to Build a Creative Career that Stands the Test of Time
Dec 25, 2019 • 87 min
David Frangioni began as a drummer for a cover band in his early youth before going on to become an engineer, producer and technologist hired by some of the worlds biggest stars. From changing clothes in the liquor storeroom between gigs as a teenager, to…
Best of 2019: David Epstein: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Dec 23, 2019 • 61 min
David Epstein is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, which focuses on re-establishing the game-plan for achieving excellence. The broadly accepted belief is that this path is one of focus,…
Best of 2019: Shawn Dove: Giving a Voice to Those Who’ve Been Marginalized
Dec 20, 2019 • 56 min
There is no Calvary coming to save the day. We are the iconic leaders that we’re waiting for. Shawn Dove is the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and he joins us for this episode of the podcast. As an only child raised by a single…
Best of 2019: Jennifer Taitz: The Science of Being Single and Happy
Dec 18, 2019 • 60 min
Dr. Jenny Taitz is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and author of How to be Single and Happy, a scientific approach at thriving in the single life. Jenny joins us for this episode to bring her knowledge onto the show to help us understand what it takes to…
Best of 2019: Daniel Levin: The Man Who Walked Away From a Fortune
Dec 16, 2019 • 53 min
For this episode of the podcast, Daniel Levin, Connectivity Expert and Author, shares a captivating recount of the life-changing events that lead him to go on to write the book, The Mosaic, and become the person he is today. Throughout this discussion,…
Best of 2019: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi: The Universal Laws of Success
Dec 12, 2019 • 67 min
In this incredibly interesting episode, we get to chat with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, a Physicist and Data Scientist in Network Theory. Why does hard work not always measure up to success? We out-perform expectations to go the extra mile but somehow always…
Best of 2019: Ryder Caroll: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, and Plan Your Future
Dec 9, 2019 • 57 min
Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer, inventor of the Bullet Journal and author of his latest book, The Bullet Journal Method, which focuses on the art of intentional living. He joins us in this episode to share some valuable insights into his…
Conducting an Annual Review and the Listener Tribe
Dec 6, 2019 • 23 min
We get to sit down with Milena, our wonderful community manager at the Listener Tribe social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative. Take a listen to our discussion to find out what makes it such a unique network in the midst of the…
Best of 2019: Rich Kalgaard: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement
Dec 4, 2019 • 66 min
Rich Kalgaard is a journalist, author, entrepreneur and speaker and he joins us for this episode to share his powerful message with us. In 10 years, Rich went from being a security guard to reporting directly to Steve Forbes. He has used years of…
Best of 2019: Scott Galloway: The Algebra of Happiness and a Dose of Reality
Dec 2, 2019 • 55 min
Scott Galloway joins us for yet another remarkable discussion on the Unmistakable Creative podcast. Scott is a clinical professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He has an extremely unique take on…
Best of: Jeff Spencer: Eight Foundations of Peak Performance
Nov 29, 2019 • 46 min
In one of our best interviews we’ve had, we spoke with Olympic coach Jeff Spencer. After his parents got divorced, Jeff Spencer’s family went on welfare. Then, he lost his father. But through all the darkness of his childhood, Jeff was learning how to use…
Josh Spodek: A Proven Method to Bring Your Passions to Life
Nov 27, 2019 • 49 min
Josh Spodek has spoken at TEDx twice, visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson river, done 135,000 burpees since 2011 and is the bestselling author of Initiative and Leadership Step by Step. It’s clear that he knows how to take initiative and…
Alberto Savoia: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeeds
Nov 25, 2019 • 61 min
Alberto Savoia says that 80% of engineers and product managers are working on products right now that when launched will fail. This is not due to poor execution or lack of hard work. They’re building the wrong products. When you build the wrong product,…
Best of: Karan Bajaj: An Adventure Through The Hidden Parts of India
Nov 22, 2019 • 43 min
Karan Bajaj discusses his life in the Indian Himalayas and how very different the “east” is from the “west” in our world. He talks about living your Dharma, keeping community alive in a world that’s continuously connected but increasingly isolated, a…
Heidi Luerra: Fundamentals of Creative Entrepreneurship
Nov 20, 2019 • 51 min
In 2009, Heidi Luerra founded RAW – an international arts organization that provides artists with creative ways to showcase their art to their communities. Being a creative entrepreneur can feel extremely unnatural at times, and with there being such…
Ellen Winner: The Psychology of Creativity
Nov 18, 2019 • 54 min
Ellen Winner is a psychologist and professor at Boston college specializing in art psychology. This episode takes us into the depths of the psychology of art as Ellen uncovers the inner workings of our creative minds. Take a listen as we talk about music,…
Best of: Amy Blankson: The Future of Happiness
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
The question is no longer a matter of whether or not technology is good for us; it is now a matter of “What do we do with it?”. And there’s nobody in the world right now more suited to answer that question than Amy Blankson. Through technology, Blankson…
Donald Rattner: The Psychology of Designing Spaces for Creativity
Nov 13, 2019 • 49 min
Donald Rattner is an architect who implements scientific research into the design of buildings and spaces to optimize occupant creativity. From the size, to the color, to the shape and even down to the smell of a room, Donald has crafted the perfect…
Alec Torelli: How to Develop a Tolerance for Risk
Nov 11, 2019 • 55 min
Alec Torelli is a professional poker player, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. He has won millions playing poker tournaments live and online and has been featured on ESPN, CBS Sports and many more. Alec is also passionate about coaching others on how to…
Best of: Will Storr: Why We’ve Become So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us
Nov 8, 2019 • 62 min
Will Storr, an award-winning journalist and novelist, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative. In this discussion, Will takes us on an enlightening journey through the history of self. He paints an intriguing picture of how early human…
Brant Pinvidic: Say Less to get More from Any Pitch or Presentation
Nov 6, 2019 • 57 min
Brant Pinvidic, Author, Film Director and TV Producer, joins us for this inspiring episode to teach us how to get the most from any pitch or presentation in under 3 minutes. We get to go through Brant’s impactful framework, step by step, of how to craft…
Alecia Lawyer: The Importance of Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to Your Art
Nov 4, 2019 • 48 min
Alecia Lawyer is the Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Oboe at Roco, a professional music ensemble with players across the US and Canada. Alecia joins us for this discussion to walk us through her inspiring journey of graduating from Julliard,…
Behind the Scenes
Nov 1, 2019 • 32 min
Matt Monroe joins us as the host for this unique episode where he interviews Srini Rao to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Architects of Reality conference in Nashville, April 2020. It’s an unrepeatable event that the Unmistakable Creative team have…
Allison Schrager: An Economist’s Guide to The Psychology of Risk
Oct 30, 2019 • 47 min
Allison Schrager, economist, journalist, and co-founder of a risk advisory firm, joins us for this episode. Playing it safe may be your forté, or maybe you like to put it all on the line. One thing’s for sure is that without risks, rewards are hard to…
Ryan Holiday: Why Stillness is the Key to a More Rewarding Life
Oct 28, 2019 • 70 min
Ryan Holiday, prolific author, marketer, entrepreneur and founder of Brass Check, joins us for this engaging episode to share some valuable insight and stoic wisdom from his most recent book, Stillness is The Key. We live in a busy world. Our lives are…
The Life Changing Magic of Meeting in Person
Oct 25, 2019 • 9 min
According to happiness researchers, social support is one of the biggest determinants of our happiness. Yet, it’s slowly disappearing from our lives. The solution is simple: the life-changing magic of meeting in person. Architects of Reality Imagine how…
The Architects of Reality: Srini Rao
Oct 20, 2019 • 94 min
Srini Rao, creator and host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is the guest rather than the host for this episode! He discusses his latest book, Audience of One, and details why it’s important to pursue creative ventures for their own sake rather than…
The Architects of Reality: Philip McKernan
Oct 19, 2019 • 54 min
Philip McKernan returns to the show for yet another awe-inspiring discussion. In this episode, Philip talks about taking ownership of your struggles and of your suffering, what it means to speak your truth and how that frees you up to be the person you…
The Architects of Reality: Brian Koehn – Part 2
Oct 18, 2019 • 39 min
In the second part of this compelling interview, Brian Koehn talks about the huge transformation he went through in his life that helped him become more comfortable and why you shouldn’t romanticize the person you used to be in order to create real…
The Architects of Reality: Brian Koehn – Part 1
Oct 17, 2019 • 49 min
After growing up in the Midwest as a skater, Brian Koehn learned at an early age not to just blindly trust the systems in place around him. Which is why years later when he found himself in the middle of a bad religious experience, he was completely…
The Architects of Reality: Nick Notas
Oct 16, 2019 • 58 min
Dating can be scary. For both men and women. But Nick Notas is here to help men realize that dating is more than just trying to form a physical connection, and sometimes their inability to form those deep, meaningful connections is because of some deep…
The Architects of Reality: Daniel Levin
Oct 15, 2019 • 54 min
For this episode of the podcast, Daniel Levin, Connectivity Expert and Author, shares a captivating recount of the life-changing events that lead him to go on to write the book, The Mosaic, and become the person he is today. Throughout this discussion,…
The Architects of Reality: Srini Pillay
Oct 14, 2019 • 52 min
Have you ever wondered how your brain functions when setting goals? How does it differentiate between the basic, more primal goals and the more complex goals we as humans can create? Srini Pillay is an expert in the “head and heart” approach to personal…
The Architects of Reality: Sasha Heinz
Oct 11, 2019 • 60 min
Sasha Heinz took inspiration from her time in athletics for her approach as a life coach in psychology. An actual coach in any sport doesn’t approach a player as someone who’s broken and needs to be fixed; they view them as a person who is whole and just…
The Architects of Reality: Ishita Gupta – Part 2
Oct 10, 2019 • 48 min
It’s time for Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Ishita Gupta. Ishita helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as another 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker who works with…
The Architects of Reality: Ishita Gupta – Part 1
Oct 9, 2019 • 52 min
Ishita Gupta helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as helped publish 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker and works with clients who are serious about living up to their…
The Architects of Reality: Sarah Peck
Oct 8, 2019 • 60 min
Sarah Peck is a writer, designer and entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat, we discuss the lessons she has learned during her journey of progressing from being a college swim team member to becoming a…
Best of: Ben Weston: Dancing Your Way to Self-Confidence
Oct 4, 2019 • 45 min
You can find confidence in many ways, but for Ben Weston, dancing is one of the best ways to do so. Ben teaches men to dance with confidence and power at parties, clubs, and weddings. Dancing can be something foreign or terrifying to men, but not to Ben.…
Julie Duffy: Your Story Needs to Be Heard
Sep 30, 2019 • 50 min
Julie Duffy is a writer and host of Story a Day, a creative writing course that happens each May where writers are challenged to write a story every day for a month. This episode is all about getting out of your comfort zone and giving yourself permission…
Best of: Michael Gervais: Human Performance in High Stakes Situations
Sep 27, 2019 • 49 min
What defines people in high stakes situations? What causes some people to perform seemingly above themselves when the risks are great? Michael Gervais has studied people and their reactions under high stakes situations, and he knows the answer.…
Andy Pizza: How to Make a Living from Your Creativity
Sep 25, 2019 • 62 min
Andy Pizza is an illustrator, podcaster and speaker. His colorful, exuberant illustrations have won the hearts of clients like YouTube, Amazon and The New York Times. Andy joins us with an encouraging and inspiring message that sheds light on the daunting…
Charlie Gilkey: How to Go from Idea to Done
Sep 23, 2019 • 91 min
Charlie Gilkey is an author, speaker, coach, and former Army officer. He’s also the author of Start Finishing, a guide for creatives and leaders to start finishing what matters. He joins us on the show to give us an insight into the book and share more…
Best of: Jia Jiang: Lessons Learned from 100 Days of Rejection
Sep 20, 2019 • 42 min
How do you overcome a fear of rejection? By getting rejected over and over again and learning lessons from those experiences. Jia Jiang did just that, and he turned 100 days of rejection into a life-altering experience that culminated in a full blown…
Chase Jarvis: Claiming The Birthright of Your Creativity
Sep 18, 2019 • 74 min
Chase Jarvis is a photographer, director, artist and creative entrepreneur. Chase has a strong belief that everyone is creative by nature, that creativity is the source of all problem solving and the beginning of a successful life. All of us are born with…
Nir Eyal: Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Sep 16, 2019 • 59 min
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. His most recent book, Indistractable, focuses on maximizing productivity by minimizing distraction. Nir aims to answer the question of why we don’t do…
Best of: Michael Ellsberg: Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever
Sep 13, 2019 • 55 min
It may seem counter-intuitive at first to spend money in order to increase your wealth and financial stability, but that’s just what Michael Ellsberg wants you to do. And he has plenty of reasons why that’s the case. He joins us to discuss education, not…
Natasha Scripture: An Exploration of Surrender, Culture and Love
Sep 11, 2019 • 59 min
Natasha Scripture is a humanitarian, feminist and author of Man Fast. Fasting is the act of taking an intentional abstinence from something that one desires in order to foster mental and spiritual well being. Take a listen to our discussion to find out…
Dave Kenney: Rewiring Your Brain for Optimal Performance
Sep 9, 2019 • 56 min
Dave Kenney is a brain-health expert and life coach, dedicated to helping others recover from depression and anxiety through brain-first therapy. At a young age, Dave was told that his brain couldn’t function normally. A few years later after working at a…
David Frangioni: How to Build a Creative Career that Stands the Test of Time
Sep 4, 2019 • 87 min
David Frangioni began as a drummer for a cover band in his early youth before going on to become an engineer, producer and technologist hired by some of the worlds biggest stars. From changing clothes in the liquor storeroom between gigs as a teenager, to…
David Allen: The Art of Stress Free Productivity
Sep 2, 2019 • 50 min
David Allen is a productivity consultant and author of multiple books, best known for creating the time management technique, ‘Getting Things Done’. Our minds are our most useful tool when it comes to being productive, however we aren’t exactly experts in…
Best of: Chris Guillebeau: Finding What You Were Born to Do
Aug 30, 2019 • 52 min
How do we discover what we were born to do with our lives? Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur who has discovered his true calling, and he knows the keys of how to find that perfect path. Through learning lessons from mistakes, dead ends, and failures,…
Jennifer Taitz: The Science of Being Single and Happy
Aug 28, 2019 • 60 min
Dr. Jenny Taitz is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and author of How to be Single and Happy, a scientific approach at thriving in the single life. Jenny joins us for this episode to bring her knowledge onto the show to help us understand what it takes to…
Scott Young: How to Master Hard Skills and Learn Anything
Aug 26, 2019 • 60 min
Scott Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and an avid learner. After Scott heard about Benny Lewis and the way he could become fluent in a language in just 3 months, he became interested in extreme learning and began exploring it himself. He later…
Best of: Frank Ostaseski: A Glimpse Into Mortality
Aug 23, 2019 • 49 min
Frank Ostaseski has noticed that we as a society obsess about death. We spend a great deal of time trying to prepare for it and hope that we are “ready” for it when the time comes. But according to him, the best way to prepare for death is by living your…
Jennifer Brown: How to be an Inclusive Leader
Aug 21, 2019 • 62 min
Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and author. Jennifer joins us for this episode of the podcast to walk us through what it’s like for employees to work in a non-inclusive workplace as well as how…
Shaan Patel: How to Get the Most Out of Your Education
Aug 19, 2019 • 51 min
Shaan Patel is a Shark Tank Entrepreneur, CEO of Prep Expert and author of Self-Made Success. Shaan spent hundreds of hours studying for the SAT and managed to raise his score from average to perfect, placing himself among the top 0.02% of all high school…
Best of: Ben Greenfield: Think Better and Live Longer
Aug 16, 2019 • 51 min
Everyone wants to perform better and optimize their life so they can live better and longer. Well, Ben Greenfield has figured out ways to do all that. Whether it’s via bio-feedback, “smart drugs,” or specialized breathing, he’s living a more enhanced life…
Allie LeFevere: The Power of Using Humor to Build a Brand
Aug 14, 2019 • 52 min
Allie LeFevere is the CEO and co-founder of Obedient, a humorous branding and digital marketing agency that helps businesses and companies become unique and connect with their audience through laughter. Through laughter you say? Yes. You see, Allie’s…
Katie Patrick: How to Save the World – A Research Backed Approach
Aug 12, 2019 • 56 min
Katie Patrick is an environmental engineer and software designer dedicated to helping people use real scientific data to change the world. Instead of laying on the beach, brainstorming ideas on how we can stop global warming, Katie teaches us that there…
Best of: Warren Berger: Asking a More Beautiful Question
Aug 9, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, author Warren Berger joins us to talk about the power of leveraging questions to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. An expert on design thinking and innovation, Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s leading…
David Epstein: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Aug 7, 2019 • 61 min
David Epstein is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, which focuses on re-establishing the game-plan for achieving excellence. The broadly accepted belief is that this path is one of focus,…
The Art of Growing Up with Jerry Colonna
Aug 5, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Jerry Colonna, the CEO and co-founder of Reboot. Jerry coaches CEO’s and their teams to realize the true reasons behind their work and the lives they’ve created. He believes that work can help us become…
Best of: Finding Your Calling by Breaking All the Rules with Laura Belgray
Aug 2, 2019 • 58 min
Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content, full show episodes, and more in her career. She knows all about finding what fuels you and pursuing your passion. She…
How to Become an Agile Artist with Colin Egglesfield
Jul 31, 2019 • 76 min
Colin Egglesfield, actor and author, joins us for this episode of the Unmistakable Creative as we venture into finding out what it takes to become an agile artist. Find out how he found his ‘Hell Yes’ and pursued his dream of becoming an actor, as well as…
What it Takes to Build a Career in Media and Entertainment with John Brancaccio
Jul 29, 2019 • 62 min
John Brancaccio is a creator, Producer and CCO of the media agency, One Circle Media as well as Executive Producer of Park Bench Media, a media company that creates audio and visual content including websites and TV shows. John is a seasoned professional…
Best of: Coaching to Create Behavioral Change and Great Work with Michael Bungay Stanier
Jul 26, 2019 • 57 min
Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar who founded the company Box of Crayons. His main objective in his career is to help companies and managers go from doing good work to great work, and he’s become extremely successful at doing just that. He shares…
The Link Between Attention, Elite Performance and Happiness with Cal Newport
Jul 24, 2019 • 79 min
Along with the many useful and constructive benefits of technology, we need to be mindful of the vices that come with it. Having access to a cyber-universe at our fingertips can be severely detrimental to our focus, squashing our productivity into a…
A Glimpse into the Future of Technology with Steven Kotler
Jul 22, 2019 • 45 min
In this inspiring episode of The Unmistakable Creative, we are joined by author, speaker and familiar guest, Steven Kotler. Steven talks about peak performance and introduces us to the topic of exponential growth as we prepare to take a dive into the…
Best of: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World with Cal Newport
Jul 19, 2019 • 55 min
“So even if you say “I’m not trying to do deep work now. I”m in line at the supermarket. I’m bored let me look at something.” That actually affects your deep work the next morning or the next day when you actually want to do it. There’s this whole notion…
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Throughout The Country with Anne Driscoll & Chris Schultz
Jul 17, 2019 • 53 min
The recent history of humanity has witnessed an explosive, exponential growth like we’ve never seen before: that of technology. It is one that has now begun to drastically reshape many aspects of modern living, one of which being the way we make our…
Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership with Michael Ventura
Jul 15, 2019 • 52 min
Michael Ventura, author of Applied Empathy and CEO of Sub Rosa, joins us on the show to talk about empathy: what it means, why it plays a pivotal role in effective leadership and how to apply it. Michael offers a wealth of insight into why leaders of all…
Best of: The Surprising Science of Water with Wallace Nichols
Jul 12, 2019 • 45 min
In one of our most fascinating interviews ever, Dr. Wallace Nichols explained to us the surprising science behind water and the human condition. Studies had been done on the effect music and stress had on the mind, but when Wallace went to search for…
Giving a Voice to Those Who’ve Been Marginalized with Shawn Dove
Jul 10, 2019 • 56 min
There is no Calvary coming to save the day. We are the iconic leaders that we’re waiting for. Shawn Dove is the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and he joins us for this episode of the podcast. As an only child raised by a single…
Increasing Your Vitality by Accessing Your Spirituality with Niraj Naik
Jul 8, 2019 • 55 min
Niraj Naik began his career as a pharmacist where he was appalled by the nature of the pharmaceutical industry. He longed to help his patients with effective methods of treating their ailments at the source. The spirit. The word ‘spirit’ means breath, or…
Best of: The Art and Science of Love with Megan Poe
Jul 5, 2019 • 75 min
From her first ever heartbreak to finding love many times after, Megan Poe has had her fair share of experiences with love. Now she wants to share her passion for love and embrace both the art and science behind one of life’s most complex emotions. Listen…
Funding Your Creativity with Your Day Job with Rick Coste
Jul 3, 2019 • 50 min
For this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, we are joined by Rick Coste, who may be one of our most prolific guests on the show to date. Rick is a writer and audio producer, best known for his work in audio drama. Rick has achieved a remarkable level…
Living an Artful Life with John Weiss
Jul 1, 2019 • 60 min
John Weiss is a former police chief who retired early to pursue a creative life. John believes it is possible for anyone to life an artful life, whether that means drawing cartoons on the notice board of the police department or painting landscapes in the…
Best of: How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Jun 28, 2019 • 49 min
Rather than approaching life and moments with the mindset of “I must succeed,” Jonathan Fields believes we should be searching for growth and learning in our experiences. He’s the creator of The Good Life Project, and he lists three main components of…
A Deep Exploration of Our Most Important Human Needs with Tui Fleming
Jun 26, 2019 • 50 min
Tui Fleming is a coach, author and speaker who is all about living life to the fullest. We get to have a wholesome discussion that explores some of the most pivotal moments and experiences of Tui’s life as well as take deeper look into how these lessons…
How to Stress Less and Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher
Jun 24, 2019 • 50 min
Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletcher is…
Best of: Redefining What it Means to be a Man with Brett McKay
Jun 21, 2019 • 47 min
To Brett McKay, the definition of “what it means to be a man” has taken a turn for the worst and is now a caricature of what it was just seven or eight decades ago. During a visit to his local bookstore, he was frustrated by the quality of the men’s…
Transforming Body Image Through Photography with Kinzie Ferguson
Jun 19, 2019 • 44 min
Kinzie Ferguson is an empowerment photographer dedicated to transforming body image in the women and femme community through capturing raw beauty and allowing her models to be comfortable in their own skin. Society has placed daunting expectations on body…
The Power of Optimizing Your Life for Enough with Manisha Thakor
Jun 17, 2019 • 56 min
In a world drowning in financial debt, it’s becoming difficult for us to manage our spending and our time at work. Manisha Thakor has the solution. Manisha shares her financial wisdom to help us take control of our relationship with money and build a life…
Best of: Ego is The Enemy with Ryan Holiday
Jun 14, 2019 • 50 min
How do you separate your work and the effort you put into that work from the results that come after it, especially when those results aren’t dependent on the work you did? Focusing exclusively on results as a means of satisfaction with yourself isn’t…
Living a Life of Hope, Faith and Love with TK Coleman
Jun 12, 2019 • 48 min
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The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement with Rich Kalgaard
Jun 10, 2019 • 66 min
Rich Kalgaard is a journalist, author, entrepreneur and speaker and he joins us for this episode to share his powerful message with us. In 10 years, Rich went from being a security guard to reporting directly to Steve Forbes. He has used years of…
Best of: Unconventional Wisdom on Habits and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin
Jun 7, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode of Unmistakable Creative, author of the The Happiness Project, and Better than Before joins us to share unconventional wisdom on habits and happiness. Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times…
A Radically Honest Exploration of Anxiety, Creativity, and Adulthood with Amanda Stern
Jun 5, 2019 • 52 min
Our whole lives we are taught how to act, how to speak, how to dress, yet we’re never taught how to accept who we are. Amanda Stern is the author of Little Panic and she brings a message to share with us for this episode. Amanda’s always felt different.…
Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life with James Victore
Jun 3, 2019 • 56 min
James Victore is an author, artist and designer who joins us for this episode of the podcast. He challenges us to be brave, to jump headfirst out of our comfort zones and into our freedom-filled, creative lives. During our discussion, James destroys many…
The Corner Office: The Place Where Anything Can Happen
May 31, 2019 • 6 min
Ishita Gupta tells the captivating story of how a simple act of kindness toward a stranger, the gift of a donut, ultimately lead the two unlikely comrades to become an influential duo of non-profit, street-corner therapists. If you enjoyed this sneak…
A No BS Approach to Creative Careers with Jeff Leisawitz
May 29, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode we are joined by creativity champion, Jeff Leisawitz. Jeff is an award winning musician, filmmaker, writer, college professor, counsellor and life coach. He joins us for this episode to share his message on no BS creativity: diving into…
How to Transform Information Into Knowledge and Wisdom with Jared Horvath
May 27, 2019 • 72 min
Ever wondered about the nature of memories? How do they form? What makes some things memorable and others so easy to forget? Dr. Jared Horvath is a renowned cognitive neuroscientist and author of his latest book, Stop Talking, Start Influencing. In this…
Best of: How To Kill Email Anxiety and Get Real Work Done with Jocelyn Glei
May 24, 2019 • 45 min
Has your inbox taken over your life? Does just thinking about checking your email give you incredible anxiety? Do you find yourself checking your email over and over again to the point where it’s keeping you from accomplishing your actual tasks? Then…
Scott Galloway | The Algebra of Happiness and a Dose of Reality
May 22, 2019 • 55 min
Scott Galloway joins us for yet another remarkable discussion on the Unmistakable Creative podcast. Scott is a clinical professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He has an extremely unique take on…
Exploring the Future of Our Humanity with Douglas Rushkoff
May 20, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative podcast, we get to sit down with Douglas Rushkoff, a writer and media theorist, to discuss the current times as well as take a deep dive into the future of Humanity. What awaits our current and upcoming…
Aging, Mortality and Human Contact
May 17, 2019 • 4 min
In this one of a kind episode, The Unmistakable Creative podcast airs without a guest speaker. Yes, you read that right. Srini takes the mic for this one to share something that’s been on his mind. The Architects of Reality is an in-person, 2-day event…
How to Make Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke
May 15, 2019 • 65 min
Annie Duke is an author and professional poker player. She joins us for this episode of the podcast to share her wisdom on making good decisions. We typically assume that decision making is something we will only get better at through trial, error, and…
What It Takes to Make People Care About Your Work with Margo Aaron
May 13, 2019 • 66 min
This episode quickly becomes one for the books as Margo Aaron, former psychological researcher turned author, helps us connect the dots between psychology and marketing. What does it take to be desirable? How do we find a balance between wanting to be…
Best of: The Making of MacGyver With Lee Zlotoff
May 10, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode of the podcast we speak with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff about the making of his hit TV show which has remained on the air across the world for 30 years, and using what he calls the MacGyver method to engage the enormous capabilities of…
Physical Fitness as a Path to Spirituality with Sanjay Rawal
May 8, 2019 • 61 min
Sanjay Rawal is a documentary filmmaker who recently released the film 3100: Run and Become. He joins us for this enlightening episode to discuss the relationship that one can find between physical fitness and spirituality. Sanjay tells us how the Bushman…
From Life in Prison to a Life of Meaning and Purpose with Chris Wilson
May 6, 2019 • 52 min
Chris Wilson was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 17. During his time in prison, Chris made the courageous decision to turn his life around and then to help other people do the same. Within the confinements of his prison cell, he wrote a master…
Best of: Redemption and Reinvention After a Life Sentence with Andy Dixon Pt. 2
May 3, 2019 • 75 min
In the conclusion to one of our most fascinating interviews we’ve had, Andy Dixon tells us his transformation story. Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence…
The Illusions of Control and Balance with Emily Garnett
May 1, 2019 • 56 min
Emily Garnett is a lawyer, wife and mother diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Emily joins us for this episode with a wonderful story to share and a message for all of us. She gives us a grounded look at the experience of being diagnosed with cancer at…
Exploring the Intersections of Race, Culture and Class with Desiree Adaway
Apr 29, 2019 • 55 min
This is a touching yet powerful episode in which Desiree Adaway dares to venture into the intersections of race, culture and class with the intention of finding a means of liberation. Desiree is the principle of The Adaway Group, a consulting firm that…
Best of: Redemption and Reinvention After a Life Sentence with Andy Dixon Pt. 1
Apr 26, 2019 • 69 min
In one of our most fascinating interviews we’ve had, Andy Dixon tells us his transformation story. Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence translated to love. In…
How to Ignore Everybody and Carve Your Own Path with Laura Gassner Otting
Apr 24, 2019 • 53 min
Ever felt like you’re being hounded by people’s expectations of you? This is something we all go through. Laura Gassner Otting is a Keynote speaker and author of her latest book, Limitless. In this episode, Laura shares a message of breaking free from…
Your Body Has Answers Your Mind is Searching For with Abigail Clarke
Apr 22, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode, Abigail Rose Clarke teaches us that listening to your body to gain self-awareness and wisdom is the key to finding out what you want why you want it. Abigail shares on how being in a relationship with your body as opposed to dominating it…
The Book that will Change Your Life
Apr 18, 2019 • 23 min
Join us for this one of a kind of episode with Matt Cooke as he flips the mic around to our host, Srini Rao. We get to hear from Srini some of what went into writing the book that sparked the Unmistakable Creative Podcast and changed his life. Matt and…
The Pillars of Clarity and Purpose with Dolores Hirschmann
Apr 17, 2019 • 44 min
Dolores Hirschmann is an author, coach and TEDx Organiser from Masters in Clarity. In this inspiring episode, we get to discuss the pillars of finding your purpose and reaching clarity in your life. Dolores has a message that applies to each and every one…
The Universal Laws of Success with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Apr 15, 2019 • 67 min
In this incredibly interesting episode, we get to chat with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, a Physicist and Data Scientist in Network Theory. Why does hard work not always measure up to success? We out-perform expectations to go the extra mile but somehow always…
Best of: Accepting The Transparent Reality of Your Core Identity with Wesley Chapman
Apr 12, 2019 • 76 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative Wesley Chapman shares his personal story of 12 documented suicide attempts, and the tremendous power of accepting the transparent reality of our core identities. Wesley Chapman is the co-founder of a non-profit…
Taking off The Masks We Wear with Nick & Katherine North
Apr 10, 2019 • 49 min
For this unique episode, we get to sit down with two Unmistakable guests, Nick and Katherine North. Nick is a trans-man married to Katherine, a fierce feminist who have both had their fair share of wearing different masks throughout their lives. Everybody…
Playing for Real in the Game of Life with David Wood
Apr 8, 2019 • 59 min
This episode is an inspiring and heart-filled discussion with David Wood, a life coach and CEO at Play For Real, about finding your true purpose and place in life. David talks about the concept of playing the game of life, unapologetically and…
Best of: Living a Life of Intention, Meaning and Purpose with AJ Leon
Apr 5, 2019 • 70 min
You should never stop asking for what you want. That’s one of the many things that AJ Leon believes helps you live a life of intention, meaning, and purpose. He tells his story about evacuating a life plan after it had gone horribly wrong, speaks about…
The Power of Surrender, Gratitude, and Intention with Tim Shields
Apr 3, 2019 • 53 min
When navigating the twists and turns of life, there are 3 important things that we tend to forget to do along the way. This leaves us frustrated, unguided and disappointed… maybe without even knowing why. Tim Shields is a writer and he joins for this…
Preserving and Developing Organizational and Individual Culture with Darren Virassammy
Apr 1, 2019 • 56 min
Darren Virassammy is the Chief Operating Officer at 34 Strong, a team of Organizational Consultants who help other companies become a great place to work. Darren is a leader and a visionary. He joins us for this episode of the Unmistakable Creative…
Best of: The DNA of a Storyteller with Robert Kurson
Mar 29, 2019 • 50 min
Robert Kurson shares his journey from being an F-student in high school, to a desperately unhappy Harvard educated Lawyer and eventual New York Times Bestselling Author. You can find out more about Robert and his work at www.RobertKurson.com Sponsors…
You Don’t Have to Change The World to be of Value with Rahaf Harfoush
Mar 27, 2019 • 54 min
Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist and Author who has a powerful message to share in this episode of the Podcast. In a world where we are taught that attention is a measure of success and that our success determines our worth, the true…
Preserving History and Humanity with Graffiti with David Speed
Mar 25, 2019 • 56 min
David Speed has been a graffiti artist since he was 18 and is now doing it professionally with his company, Graffiti Life. Take a listen for an extraordinarily grounded look into the world of graffiti. From the high-octane, train yard cop chases to the…
Best of: Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential Campaign
Mar 22, 2019 • 52 min
How does an entrepreneur go from starting a business to wanting to run for president? Andrew Yang discusses the journey his life has taken from “scrappy entrepreneur-type” to a 2020 presidential candidate. He talks about what sparked his interest in…
Life Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning with Lara Honos-Webb
Mar 20, 2019 • 40 min
Sometimes taking control of your own brain can be a lot easier said than done. Lara Honos-Webb is a clinical psychologist and author of 6 books relating to ADHD. During our discussion, Lara shares some fantastic insight into dealing with negative…
The Optimism to Challenge Industry Behemoths with Anthony Duncan
Mar 18, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, we get to sit down with the co-founder of The Mad Optimist soap company, Anthony Duncan. Anthony lived with his two friends in college when the three of them decided to figure out how to make their own soap.…
Best of: The Moment When Everything Starts With Sarah Peck
Mar 15, 2019 • 59 min
Sarah Peck is a writer, designer and entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat, we discuss the lessons she has learned during her journey of progressing from being a college swim team member to becoming a…
Navigating The Geography of Life as a Filmmaker with Zeke Zelker
Mar 13, 2019 • 53 min
Zeke Zelker is a creative entrepreneur and filmmaker who recently finished producing the feature film, Billboard. Zeke started out working in an amusement park, founded by his grandfather. He then began his career in filmmaking and refinanced his Jeep to…
A Contrarian Approach to High Growth Startups with Patrick Campbell
Mar 11, 2019 • 48 min
Patrick Campbell, a former strategist at Google, now co-founder and CEO of ProfitWell, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. Patrick’s life, which has had a unique upward trajectory, carries an inspiring message of staying true…
Best of: Confessions of a Bank Robber with Joe Loya
Mar 8, 2019 • 79 min
Joe Loya’s life trajectory of rising up and moving forward took a radically different turn after losing his mother at an early age and then stabbing his father in the neck at the age of 16. This was the beginning of a life of crime, including a 14 month…
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Humanity with Kartik Hosanagar
Mar 6, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode we get to have a great discussion with digital economy researcher, data scientist and entreprenuer, Kartik Hosanagar, about artificial intelligence in the modern world. Kartik expands on his background and on his work before we dive into…
The Power of Being Fiercely Accountable for Your Own Potential with Anjali Nath
Mar 4, 2019 • 53 min
In this thought-provoking episode, we get to sit down with Anjali Nath, a political scientist, philosopher, and educator, who runs a grassroots adult learning program called Liberation Spring that aims to decolonize and unlock the potential of their…
Best of: Change Your Identity to Change Your Habits with James Clear
Mar 1, 2019 • 61 min
In one of the best interviews we’ve had, we spoke with James Clear, author and entrepreneur, who talks about how habits impact entrepreneurship, health, and creativity and about how to treat your failures as data points that are required for mastery. Take…
How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners with Danny Iny
Feb 27, 2019 • 48 min
Danny Iny left school in the 10th grade to become an entrepreneur. Years later he is the host of the Business Reimagined podcast, best-selling author of the book Leveraged Learning, as well as founder and CEO of Mirasee, a business education company.…
Money is Only Important if You Know Why You Want It with Grant Sabatier
Feb 25, 2019 • 54 min
What kind of life do you want to life? Now ask yourself, how much money do you need to live that life? You may find it’s a lot less than you expect. Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom and founder of Millenial Money, joins us to share his message…
Best of: Understanding the Most Misunderstood Man in the World with Glenn Beck
Feb 22, 2019 • 87 min
After losing his mother and battling depression and alcoholism, Glenn Beck took control of his life and rose to stardom. In one of our best interviews, the captivating storyteller and sometimes controversial media personality and entrepreneur shares his…
The Power of Wanting Less and Staying Small with Paul Jarvis
Feb 20, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, we are joined by Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One, software creator, designer and online course teacher. Paul has an understanding that growth isn’t always a good thing for businesses. He brings a message that helps lift the veil of…
Building a Business as a Tool for a Meaningful Life with Austin Netzley
Feb 18, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, we get to talk with Austin Netzley, an investor, author and entrepreneur who’s aim is to help others create a business that scales. A business that runs like a simplified, successful machine. He shares an inspiring story about how he got…
Best of: Jedi Mind Tricks of an FBI Hostage Negotiator with Chris Voss
Feb 15, 2019 • 64 min
In one of our most interesting interviews to date, Chris Voss revealed to us the power of hearing “no” in negotiations and how anyone can be a Jedi with some simple tricks of the mind when negotiating. Take a listen to what this former FBI hostage…
Rethinking the Way We Work with Natalie Nagele
Feb 13, 2019 • 48 min
Natalie Nagele is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, a successful software company that started in the year 2000. Natalie has a unique outlook on the way we work and she likes to do things differently. At Wildbit, they work a 32 hour work week over 4…
The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work with Elisabeth Fosslien
Feb 11, 2019 • 48 min
The workplace can feel like a pretty unemotional place sometimes. Elisabeth Fosslien is an author and speaker who’s work with Mollie West Duffy focuses on the power of embracing emotions in the workplace. In this episode, we get to discuss the ideas…
Best of: The Pillars of a Meaningful Life with Philip McKernan
Feb 8, 2019 • 70 min
Philip McKernan speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. In one of the most inspiring and poetic conversations from 2015, Philip talks about the…
Culture Clash, Identity, and Unlimited Potential – Part 2 With Ishita Gupta
Feb 6, 2019 • 48 min
It’s time for Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Ishita Gupta. Ishita helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as another 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker who works with…
Culture Clash, Identity, and Unlimited Potential – Part 1 With Ishita Gupta
Feb 4, 2019 • 52 min
Ishita Gupta helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as helped publish 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker and works with clients who are serious about living up to their…
Best of: House for All Sinners and Saints with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Feb 1, 2019 • 50 min
In one of our most enthralling interviews we’ve had, Nadia Bolz-Weber tells us her story about faith and the founding of the House for All Sinners and Saints. Nadia was raised fundamental Christian, and her frustrations with organized religion later in…
Minimalism as The Path to a Richer Life with Allie Casazza
Jan 30, 2019 • 52 min
For this episode of the podcast, we are joined by blogger, author and inspirational speaker, Allie Casazza. Allie is a wife and a mother of four kids who she and her husband happily home-school. The two of them also work together on her…
Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport
Jan 28, 2019 • 52 min
The world today is becoming dangerously digital. With the booming of social media and digital application growing in depth and complexity, keeping a healthy mindset can turn into a cluttered and stressful experience. Cal Newport, a computer science…
Best of: The Inevitable Forces That Will Shape Our Future with Kevin Kelly
Jan 25, 2019 • 58 min
I truly do believe that this is both the very best time in the history of the universe, as far as we can tell, to make something because the tools for creation have never been more easily gotten, they’ve never been cheaper. They’ve never been better.…
Rewriting The Organizational Operating System with Aaron Dignan
Jan 23, 2019 • 62 min
Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready and author of the book, Brave New Work. He joins us for this episode to discuss some of the major points in his book which focuses on rewriting the system of operation within a business to be more efficient and…
The Man Who Walked Away From a Fortune with Daniel Levin
Jan 21, 2019 • 53 min
For this episode of the podcast, Daniel Levin, Connectivity Expert and Author, shares a captivating recount of the life-changing events that lead him to go on to write the book, The Mosaic, and become the person he is today. Throughout this discussion,…
Best of: What Improv Can Teach Us About Creation, Collaboration, and Communication with Tom Yorton
Jan 18, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, Tom Yorton, CEO of SecondCity Works, Chicago’s world renown improv theater whose alumni include Steven Colbert, Tina Fey and many other high profile comedians, talks about what the world of improv can teach us about…
Transforming What’s Possible in Our Lives Through Social Design with Cheryl Heller
Jan 16, 2019 • 52 min
Cheryl Heller is a business strategist, designer and author of The Intergalactic Design Guide. She joins us in this episode for an inspiring, jam-packed discussion, focused on how we can transform the limits in our lives through social design and…
The Universal Language of Music with David Johnson
Jan 14, 2019 • 63 min
For this episode, we are joined by David Johnson, a renowned music producer and writer who has grown up around the likes of Miles Davis and Buddy Rich, and performed alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen. Needless to say, David has experienced his…
Best of: The Science of Succeeding with People with Vanessa Van Edwards
Jan 11, 2019 • 55 min
“We like winners. We like to be around winners. We like to work with winners. We like to be friends with winners. That is because we know unconsciously that could activate our feedback loop to win. University of British Columbia did a research study on…
Why We’ve Become So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us with Will Storr
Jan 9, 2019 • 62 min
Will Storr, an award-winning journalist and novelist, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative. In this discussion, Will takes us on an enlightening journey through the history of self. He paints an intriguing picture of how early human…
Finding the Courage to Speak Your Truth with Philip McKernan
Jan 7, 2019 • 53 min
Philip McKernan returns to the show for yet another awe-inspiring discussion. In this episode, Philip talks about taking ownership of your struggles and of your suffering, what it means to speak your truth and how that frees you up to be the person you…
Best of: Born to Be An Artist with James Victore
Jan 4, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, artist and designer James Victore shares his personal journey, what’s required to succeed in a creative career, and uncovering the defining ethos of our lives. James Victore runs an independent design studio…
Track Your Past, Order Your Present, and Plan Your Future with Ryder Carroll
Jan 2, 2019 • 57 min
Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer, inventor of the Bullet Journal and author of his latest book, The Bullet Journal Method, which focuses on the art of intentional living. He joins us in this episode to share some valuable insights into his…
Best of: An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake with Srini Rao
Dec 21, 2018 • 94 min
Srini Rao, creator and host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is the guest rather than the host for this episode! He discusses his latest book, Audience of One, and details why it’s important to pursue creative ventures for their own sake rather than…
Best of: The Neuroscience of Goals with Srini Pillay
Dec 19, 2018 • 52 min
Have you ever wondered how your brain functions when setting goals? How does it differentiate between the basic, more primal goals and the more complex goals we as humans can create? Srini Pillay is an expert in the “head and heart” approach to personal…
Best of: Challenging the Cultural Narratives of Motherhood and Addiction with Janelle Hanchett
Dec 17, 2018 • 55 min
Janelle Hanchett wasn’t sure if she was crazy or the rest of the world was when she became a mother. She saw all the ideals and characters of “motherhood” and realized she didn’t fit hardy any of them. So she began her blog, Renegade Mothering, to see if…
Best of: How to Live Well and Die Well with Greg Hartle Pt. 2
Dec 14, 2018 • 86 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why you can’t let past experiences always…
Best of: Navigating Seasons of Adversity with Neeta Bhushan
Dec 12, 2018 • 47 min
Neeta Bhushan’s childhood was full of adversity. From losing both her mother and brother before she had turned 19 to facing homelessness, Neeta has had to navigate many trials in life. How has she done it? She shares her experiences with adversity and the…
Best of: The Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers with Alex Banayan
Dec 10, 2018 • 58 min
When he was growing up, Alex Banayan felt like it was his destiny to become a doctor. But once he got to college, he realized he wasn’t on the right path. Alex ended up going on The Price Is Right, winning, and using that money to go on a journey to track…
Best of: Mastering Your Craft Through Deliberate Practice with Anders Ericsson
Dec 7, 2018 • 50 min
Ever heard the phrase “practice makes perfect?” According to Anders Ericsson, that’s only true if that practice is done deliberately and not simply absently-mindedly. He discusses the idea of deliberate practice and how to apply that not only to technical…
Best of: The Neuroscience of Attention with Adam Gazzaley
Dec 5, 2018 • 59 min
How does attention work? Adam Gazzaley has devoted his career to figuring out the science behind how we develop attention and how to optimize it. He knows what we need to do in order to have peak attention, how to make our minds work more efficiently, and…
Best of: The Business and Mindset Blueprint of a Billionaire with Naveen Jain
Dec 3, 2018 • 67 min
Naveen Jain has built multiple successful businesses across different industries. With a combination of the right mindset and a mission to solve problems that reach over a billion people, he’s tackling some of humanity’s most significant challenges. In…
Best of: How to Live Well and Die Well with Greg Hartle Pt. 1
Nov 30, 2018 • 80 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why iconic figures may not be the best role…
How to be Kind to Yourself and Still Accomplish Your Goals with Nancy Jane Smith
Nov 28, 2018 • 51 min
Why do we continue to look for answers outside of ourselves when everything is telling us to look inside? In this episode, Author, Mental Health Therapist and Speaker, Nancy Jane Smith, joins us to reveal the wonderful ways of being kind to yourself while…
The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness with Ingrid Fetell Lee
Nov 26, 2018 • 59 min
Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and writer whose work focuses on the way that design affects our health and happiness. In this episode, we get to hear some of the knowledge that Ingrid has to share on the amazing ways that our surroundings, nature and…
Unmistakable Nuggets: Doing Life by Design
Nov 23, 2018 • 4 min
Jim Bunch explains the powerful effects that different environments have on our lives and how we can use them to take control and go from doing life by default to doing life by design. Jim Bunch explains the powerful effects that different environments…
Navigating Life, Love and Fiction in New York City with Jennifer Miller
Nov 21, 2018 • 48 min
The Big Apple; brimming with life, love and everlasting romance. It’s no wonder dating in New York can be an uncertain, emotional roller-coaster. Jennifer Miller is a Journalist and Author who recently co-wrote Mr. Nice Guy with her husband, Jason Feifer,…
From Imagination to Invention with Chris Aimone
Nov 19, 2018 • 53 min
Chris Aimone is the co-founder and CEO of Muse, a tech company that has developed a revolutionary headband that meets brain sensing technology with meditation. During our discussion, Chris talks about where he found his inspiration for Muse, what lead him…
Unmistakable Nuggets: Finding Your Voice
Nov 16, 2018 • 1 min
Phillip Mckernan sheds light on the freedom and exponential growth that follows the moment we find our voice – and just where to find it. Phillip Mckernan sheds light on the freedom and exponential growth that follows the moment we find our voice – and…
How Nature Impacts Your Creativity with Florence Williams
Nov 14, 2018 • 43 min
Florence Williams, journalist and author, joins us in this episode to unveil the remarkable relationship between creativity, the human brain and nature. Florence’s work is rooted in scientific research and uses easy-to-understand logic to explain the…
Spreading Your Message and Mission through Word of Mouth with Jay Baer
Nov 12, 2018 • 48 min
Jay Baer is an award-winning Internet pioneer who helps brands improve their digital marketing and customer experience. In this episode, we get to discuss some of Jay’s most helpful methods on applying this in your own life which can be found in his most…
Unmistakable Nuggets: The Pilot
Nov 9, 2018 • 2 min
Seth Godin reveals why reassurance is futile and why there is no amount of reassurance that will confirm you of the things you truly care about. In order to be a creative, we need to learn how to move forward without it. Seth Godin reveals why reassurance…
Giving a Megaphone to Stories that Need to be Heard with Mason Aid
Nov 7, 2018 • 35 min
We live in an ever-progressing society, in which LGBTQ teens and adults alike are fighting for a place to exist. Mason Aid is an LGBTQ consultant who helps businesses become more inclusive in the workplace through consultation, copy audits and staff…
Bringing the Humanity back to Digital Communication with Val Geisler
Nov 5, 2018 • 48 min
Val Geisler has spent the last six years highly involved in customer experience and research and is largely skilled in using better email sequences to generate more revenue for your business. Val adds a creative flare with a dose of wisdom to the topic of…
Best Of: The Creation of Atari and Finding The Next Steve Jobs with Nolan Bushnell
Nov 2, 2018 • 60 min
Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, as well as Steve Jobs’ mentor, shares views on education, reconnecting with your curiosity and developing creativity to connect it to your vision. In this episode: How do we better prepare people for…
Designing a Business that runs itself with Mike Michalowicz
Oct 31, 2018 • 49 min
Mike Michalowiz is an author, entrepreneur and lecturer. By the age of just 35, Mike had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. After becoming an angel investor and then losing his entire fortune, Mike started all over again. Through this…
Wisdom at Work with Chip Conley
Oct 29, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we sit down with hotelier, hospitality entrepreneur, author and speaker, Chip Conley. Throughout the discussion, Chip addresses many brilliant questions, only to unveil even more astounding answers. Discover how to create psychological…
Best Of: Rewriting the Story of Your Life with Donald Miller
Oct 26, 2018 • 57 min
Back when he was still young and naive, Don Miller fell in love with writing and believed he could make a living at it. Writing a newsgroup newsletter for the local church sparked the flame for a successful writing career and has now spanned many years…
Lessons in Life and Leadership from a Cooking School with Makenna Held
Oct 24, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, author, entrepreneur, & leadership coach, Makenna Held talks us through some of her most life changing experiences and lessons learned as well as a deeper look into how she went from working in a tech company to starting many businesses…
The Joy of Genius with Gay Hendricks
Oct 22, 2018 • 54 min
How do we break through our upper limits and begin the upward genius spiral? Gay Hendricks is a psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence. In this episode, he uncovers the ways of getting…
Best of: Turning on Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik
Oct 19, 2018 • 59 min
Do you need help maximizing your brain power or exercising your mind? Then Jim Kwik has what you need! He is the founder of Kwik Learning, and he is an expert in brain performance and has cutting-edge techniques to help you optimize your mind! Jim…
Translating Expertise into Impact and Wealth with David Baker
Oct 17, 2018 • 51 min
Today we get to sit down with author, speaker, and expert entrepreneurial advisor, David Baker. Upon sharing some of his early background, David dives into the many fascinating discoveries he has made on turning expertise into impact and wealth. Join us…
Redesigning The Future of Education with Gahmya Drummond-Bey
Oct 15, 2018 • 52 min
Today we are joined by Gahmya Drummond-Bey, a Global Education Curriculum Designer, TED-Resident and Visionary Educator. Gahmya shares the childhood experiences that helped shape her into the woman she is today. She also dives into the wisdom behind her…
Best of: The Psychology of Visionaries with Justine Musk
Oct 12, 2018 • 51 min
Want to know how some of the most creative minds in the world today function? Then take a listen to one of our greatest interviews as Justine Musk dives into the psychology of visionaries such as Elon Musk, David Bowie, and Steve Jobs! She discusses how…
A Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones with James Clear
Oct 10, 2018 • 54 min
In today’s episode we sit down with James Clear, an author, photographer; and entrepreneur, who is a pioneer of productivity. James’ work largely aims to uncover the scientific truth behind habits and human potential in order for us to live better lives.…
Why a Tolerance for Discomfort is Essential to Peak Performance with Renita Kalhorn
Oct 8, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode we sit down with Renita Kalhorn, a peak performance expert, executive coach, Juilliard-trained concert pianist and martial arts black belt with an MBA from INSEAD. Renita takes us through a few life-changing moments that helped shape her…
Best Of: Moving from Scarcity to Abundance with Garret Gunderson
Oct 5, 2018 • 47 min
Money is a byproduct. It’s a byproduct of value creation. Really the biggest way to deliver that value is to create a compelling vision. I think vision is the rarest commodity that there is in the world. When we’re in scarcity it’s hard to have vision.…
Developing Emotional Agility with Susan David
Oct 3, 2018 • 55 min
The way we navigate our inner thoughts in our everyday lives is the most important factor of our life success. Susan David is an award-winning psychologist and author of Emotional Agility. In this episode, Susan touches on the powerful process found…
Reconciling Your Social Programming and Creative Desires with David Kadavy
Oct 1, 2018 • 53 min
Sometimes, your creativity may lead you on a path that leaves you feeling as if you need to entirely forget what you’ve been taught in order for you to continue with your creative journey. What do we do when we find ourselves here? David Kadavy is an…
Best Of: Inside the Psychology of Cults with Bob Gower
Sep 28, 2018 • 61 min
In classic cult psychology or cult literature, there’s really two characteristics to a cult. First is that it’s ideologically intense and of course that can describe a lot of organizations. Everything from say something like the Landmark forum to the…
Zone of Genius Thinking with Michael Potts
Sep 26, 2018 • 43 min
Are you a Visionary, an Architect, a Builder; or a Cultivator? Today we get to sit down with mentor, director, consultant and entrepreneur, Michael Potts. In this episode, Michael shares with us many powerful lessons and life experiences, whereby we can…
Love As Your Bottom Line with Danielle Laporte
Sep 24, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger, Danielle Laporte shares the thought-provoking and inspirational truths that unfold in our lives when we make Love our bottom line. Danielle expands on many intimate…
Best Of: Asking a More Beautiful Question with Warren Berger
Sep 21, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode, author Warren Berger joins us to talk about the power of leveraging questions to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. HIGHLIGHTS How asking questions drives innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship The importance of…
Getting to Hell Yes with Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower
Sep 19, 2018 • 54 min
In today’s episode, we get to sit down with Facilitator, Advisor and Connector, Bob Gower, as well as natural foods Chef, author, speaker, TV personality, and holistic health counselor, Alex Jamieson. Throughout this discussion, they answer many powerful…
The Art and Science of Decision Engineering with Michelle Florendo
Sep 17, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, coach, speaker and decision analyst, Michelle Florendo, unfolds the science and emotions that we as humans typically encounter when making decisions. Michelle takes us through an empowering wisdom-filled episode on how to use tough…
Best Of: Making Our Childhood Dreams Come True as Adults With Stephanie Halligan
Sep 14, 2018 • 48 min
Do you remember those wild-eyed dreams you had when you were a kid? What if you could make some of them come true as an adult? Motivational cartoonist Stephanie Halligan talks about how we can use our creativity to make hour childhood dreams come true as…
William Deresiewicz: The Miseducation of the American Elite
Sep 12, 2018 • 53 min
Education is a hot topic right now, and William Deresiewicz has studied it for a very long time. He specifically has looked at how America’s elite have been educated, and he’s noticed there are a lot of problems in the system. He discusses education being…
Andrew Yang: Inside the Mind of a 2020 Presidential Candidate
Sep 10, 2018 • 52 min
How does an entrepreneur go from starting a business to wanting to run for president? Andrew Yang discusses the journey his life has taken from “scrappy entrepreneur-type” to a 2020 presidential candidate. He talks about what sparked his interest in…
Emylee Williams: Navigating Entrepreneurial Uncertainty
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
Are you in the middle of your “dark night of the soul” moment of your life? Emylee Williams can relate, and she’s in the process of navigating the choppy waters of entrepreneurship. Emylee shares her story about marriage, adoption, hitting a wall in your…
Nas Tavakoli-Far: An Exploration of Gender Dynamics
Sep 3, 2018 • 54 min
Gender dynamics are a very complex issue that we’ve only really begun to grapple with over the last several decades. Nas Tavakoli-Far makes studying gender roles and how we all communicate and interact with each other one of her main focuses, and she’s…
An Audience of One Excerpt
Aug 31, 2018 • 5 min
Srini’s newest book, An Audience of One, is out now! Take a listen to an excerpt from Srini’s latest book, and if you have an Audible subscription, you can now download the audiobook of An Audience of One for just one credit! Srini’s newest book, An…
Brian Portnoy: The Geometry of Wealth
Aug 29, 2018 • 50 min
Money is a sensitive topic for many. How can those in poverty or those who live paycheck to paycheck still find joy? And how are billionaires sometimes some of the unhappiest people? Brian Portnoy has studied finances and money, and he’s mastered the art…
Chris Bailey: How to be More Productive in a World of Distractions
Aug 27, 2018 • 43 min
The world we live in now is full of distractions, but not all of them are as disruptive as you might think. Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and he’s mastered the art of being more efficient and productive despite the ever-growing list of…
Best of: The Ayurveda Way with Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Aug 24, 2018 • 56 min
Would you like to sleep better, have less stress, have better digestion, and just feel better all around? Ananta Ripa Ajmera has unlocked the secrets to living a healthier, more beneficial life and wants to share her discovery. Through an optimized diet…
Ann Van Eron: Reach Peak Potential
Aug 22, 2018 • 43 min
How do we reach our peak potential in our every day lives and in a business setting? According to Ann Van Eron, it involves several factors that most people overlook. Everything from understanding others’ perspectives to helping develop leaders goes into…
Cal Fussman: The Art of Emotionally Resonant Storytelling
Aug 20, 2018 • 85 min
Life can be a long, complicated series of events for everyone, and that’s been especially true for Cal Fussman. His journey has taken him to exotic places, seen him talk to extraordinary people, and helped him understand humanity a little better. He…
Best of: How To Kill Email Anxiety and Get Real Work Done with Jocelyn Glei
Aug 17, 2018 • 45 min
Has your inbox taken over your life? Does just thinking about checking your email give you incredible anxiety? Do you find yourself checking your email over and over again to the point where it’s keeping you from accomplishing your actual tasks? Then…
Rae Senarighi: The Transgender Manifesto
Aug 15, 2018 • 49 min
What is life like as a transgender non-binary person? Rae Senarighi joins us to discuss the challenges that face transgender people, how families, friends, and strangers can be more accepting and understanding of the transgender experience, and how…
Neeta Bhushan: Navigating Seasons of Adversity
Aug 13, 2018 • 47 min
Neeta Bhushan’s childhood was full of adversity. From losing both her mother and brother before she had turned 19 to facing homelessness, Neeta has had to navigate many trials in life. How has she done it? She shares her experiences with adversity and the…
Unmistakable Creative Live from NYC with Sarah Peck
Aug 12, 2018 • 74 min
Sarah Peck joined the show as the Unmistakable Podcast was recorded live in front of an audience in New York City! She spoke about childhood, becoming a parent and how that changes your way of thinking, her creative process, and much more. Sarah Peck is a…
Srini Rao: An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake
Aug 6, 2018 • 94 min
Srini Rao, creator and host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is the guest rather than the host for this episode! He discusses his latest book, Audience of One, and details why it’s important to pursue creative ventures for their own sake rather than…
Best of: Reconciling Your Creativity and Your Identity with Chase Jarvis
Aug 3, 2018 • 67 min
If you want to hear from a truly innovative thinker in the field of creativity, look no further than Chase Jarvis. His breakthroughs in creative thinking have allowed many to forge new paths in creative ventures and find their way in the world. But it’s…
Dani Shapiro: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Aug 1, 2018 • 53 min
Life as an artist can be full of wonder and joy, but it can also have its fair share of trials and hardships. Dani Shapiro has experienced both, and she’s shared many of those moments in her best-selling memoirs. She discusses her life and trying to find…
Frank Warren: Why Secrets are the Currency of Intimacy
Jul 30, 2018 • 53 min
We all have secrets in our lives, and we all struggle with which ones to share and why. Frank Warren created PostSecret back in 2005 as a way for people to anonymously share their secrets they didn’t want to share with those closest to them, and he’s…
Best of: Ego is The Enemy with Ryan Holiday
Jul 27, 2018 • 50 min
How do you separate your work and the effort you put into that work from the results that come after it, especially when those results aren’t dependent on the work you did? Focusing exclusively on results as a means of satisfaction with yourself isn’t…
Mars Dorian: Expanding Your Creative Capacity through Collaboration
Jul 25, 2018 • 43 min
Sometimes your creativity can grow stagnant if you continuously work alone. The best way to help expand your creative horizons is by working with someone else, and nobody understands that more than Mars Dorian. He returns to discuss the foundation of his…
Anders Ericsson: Mastering Your Craft Through Deliberate Practice
Jul 23, 2018 • 50 min
Ever heard the phrase “practice makes perfect?” According to Anders Ericsson, that’s only true if that practice is done deliberately and not simply absently-mindedly. He discusses the idea of deliberate practice and how to apply that not only to technical…
Best of: An Adventure Through The Hidden Parts of India with Karan Bajaj
Jul 20, 2018 • 43 min
Karan Bajaj discusses his life in the Indian Himalayas and how very different the “east” is from the “west” in our world. He talks about living your Dharma, keeping community alive in a world that’s continuously connected but more isolated, a little bit…
Pamela Slim: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together
Jul 18, 2018 • 59 min
We all have our own story, but what common thing ties your story together? Pamela Slim discusses that, taking pride in heritage and how to carry that heritage over generations, how creativity shifts over time, and more. An Audience of One – To pre-order…
Adam Gazzaley: The Neuroscience of Attention
Jul 16, 2018 • 59 min
How does attention work? Adam Gazzaley has devoted his career to figuring out the science behind how we develop attention and how to optimize it. He knows what we need to do in order to have peak attention, how to make our minds work more efficiently, and…
Best of: Using Non-Verbal Communication to Change Human Behavior with Mark Bowden
Jul 13, 2018 • 52 min
Body language and non-verbal communication often says more about you than the actual words you use. Mark Bowden is an expert in body language, non-verbal communication, and behavior, and he’s learned how to use non-verbal communication to change the…
Holly Shaw: Discovering Your Creative DNA
Jul 11, 2018 • 50 min
From a young age, Holly Shaw knew that she wanted to perform. She felt the most alive and awake when performing in front of others, and she uses that passion to help try and awaken others. She details her creative journey and how her creative DNA has…
Val Vigoda: Finding Peak Aliveness
Jul 9, 2018 • 52 min
After her husband and creative partner of over two decades left her, Val Vigoda went through one of the roughest moments of her life. Creating was no longer the joyous process it used to be. But through working on Earnest Shackleton Loves Me, she…
Best of: Finding Your Calling by Breaking All the Rules with Laura Belgray
Jul 6, 2018 • 58 min
Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content, full show episodes, and more in her career. She knows all about finding what fuels you and pursuing your passion. She…
Whitney Johnson: How to Build an “A” Team
Jul 4, 2018 • 46 min
What’s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It’s having a plan for developing all employees, no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Whitney Johnson is an expert in this field and built her ideas of constructing a…
Jessica Eley: The Four Quadrants of Achievement
Jul 2, 2018 • 53 min
How do you get past some of the mental roadblocks you’ve put up? How do you get past failures in both your personal and business life? Jessica Eley has devised a mental framework called the Four Quadrants of Achievement that helps set up pathways and…
Best of: Lessons Learned from 100 Days of Rejection with Jia Jiang
Jun 29, 2018 • 43 min
How do you overcome a fear of rejection? By getting rejected over and over again and learning lessons from those experiences. Jia Jiang did just that, and he turned 100 days of rejection into a life-altering experience that culminated in a full blown…
Dave Barnes: Navigating the Uncertainty of a Creative Life
Jun 27, 2018 • 51 min
Faith is an important part of Dave Barnes’ life, and it’s colored a lot of the choices he’s made in life. He discovered his passion of music at an early age, but it wasn’t always easy to navigate that career path. He discusses his journey through music…
Christine McAlister: The DNA of Emotional Resilience
Jun 25, 2018 • 48 min
After losing a child, Christine McAlister’s life drastically changed. She discusses how to cope with grief, how emotional resilience is developed, and how it takes more than just yourself to make it through a tragedy. Distraction Mastery – Let us help you…
Best of: Finding What You Were Born to Do with Chris Guillebeau
Jun 22, 2018 • 52 min
How do we discover what we were born to do with our lives? Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur who has discovered his true calling, and he knows the keys of how to find that perfect path. Through learning lessons from mistakes, dead ends, and failures,…
Aubrey Marcus: Own Your Day, Own Your Life
Jun 20, 2018 • 51 min
Own The Day Own Your Life According to Aubrey Marcus, part of the problem with a lot of heath and fitness programs right now is that they have an overload of information and “plans.” Too many people fail on a 30 or 60-day plan. That’s why he came up with…
Nikki Groom: Why Everyone Has a Story Worth Telling
Jun 18, 2018 • 47 min
What makes a story worth telling? According to Nikki Groom, all it takes is being transparent and “owning your story.” Whether that’s from a personal perspective or a business perspective, sharing your story is important and helps move your cause forward.…
Best of: Living a Life of Intention, Meaning and Purpose with AJ Leon
Jun 15, 2018 • 70 min
You should never stop asking for what you want. That’s one of the many things that AJ Leon discusses believes helps you to live a life of intention, meaning, and purpose. He tells his story about evacuating a life plan after it had gone horribly wrong,…
The Power of Transcendent Leadership and Conscious Capitalism with Fred Kofman
Jun 13, 2018 • 59 min
How do you get employees in a company to work their best? As a leader, it’s to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness for all their workers. This is the heart of what Fred Kofman believes about business and economy, and he believes the individual is…
Shawn Askinosie: Generosity and Meaning as the Foundation for Our Work
Jun 11, 2018 • 52 min
Too often nowadays, companies and business owners focus on scale and growth at the expense of their happiness and health and their employees’ well-being. Shawn Askinosie has seen that, and he wants to rework the groundwork of how we operate. He believes…
Best of: Taking the Risk of a Career Do Over with Jon Acuff
Jun 8, 2018 • 47 min
It’s not ever easy to take a risk and completely change the direction your life is going, but that’s exactly where Jon Acuff found himself. He went from one career to a totally different one, and he knows the ingredients of what it takes to have a…
Susan Piver: The Four Noble Truths of Love
Jun 6, 2018 • 50 min
Susan Piver’s marriage was deeply in trouble. They had tried everything possible to try and fix their relationship, but her and her husband just couldn’t reconnect. It wasn’t until she leaned on her Buddhist faith and the Four Noble Truths of that…
Alex Banayan: The Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers
Jun 4, 2018 • 58 min
When he was growing up, Alex Banayan felt like it was his destiny to become a doctor. But once he got to college, he realized he wasn’t on the right path. Alex ended up going on The Price Is Right, winning, and using that money to go on a journey to track…
Best of: Giving Unconditionally to Grow Exponentially with Phillip Mckernan
Jun 1, 2018 • 49 min
According to Phillip Mckernan, one of the world’s deepest tragedies is that we don’t believe in ourselves. “We don’t put value on our own skin,” he says. Giving back to people and giving back to the world is a profound way to make change and grow, but you…
Sasha Heinz: Taking Human Performance From Good to Great
May 30, 2018 • 60 min
Sasha Heinz took inspiration from her time in athletics for her approach as a life coach in psychology. An actual coach in any sport doesn’t approach a player as someone who’s broken and needs fixed; they view them as a person who is whole and just needs…
Challenging the Cultural Narratives of Motherhood and Addiction with Janelle Hanchett
May 28, 2018 • 55 min
Janelle Hanchett wasn’t sure if she was crazy or the rest of the world was when she became a mother. She saw all the ideals and characters of “motherhood” and realized she didn’t fit hardy any of them. So she began her blog, Renegade Mothering, to see if…
Best of: Peak Performance and the Science of Expertise with Anders Ericsson
May 25, 2018 • 51 min
When you think of the idea of “deliberate practice” and the study around that concept, one name comes to mind: Anders Ericsson. He shared with us his thoughts on what that is, how we use that to attain peak performance, and the importance of teachers in…
Jonathan Kis-Lev: Developing the Confidence to Master Your Creative Craft
May 23, 2018 • 63 min
Growing up, Jonathan Kis-Lev was very active in Israeli society and was very against the pro-military culture of his society. He’s grown stronger in his convictions since his youth, and he’s a peace activist now. He used those experiences and his pursuit…
David Burkus: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform our Lives and Our Careers
May 20, 2018 • 50 min
Networking is about far more than collecting business cards at events or increasing the number of connections you have on LinkedIn. It’s about relationships. Within all of our relationships are hidden networks that have the potential transform our lives…
Best of: Unconventional Wisdom on Habits and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin
May 18, 2018 • 47 min
Gretchen Rubin on Habits and Happiness Gretchen Rubin has been a writer for the last 10 years. Her last three books have focused on how we can make ourselves happier, healthier and more productive. In this episode, she shares unconventional wisdom on…
Naveen Jain: The Business and Mindset Blueprint of a Billionaire
May 15, 2018 • 67 min
Naveen Jain has built multiple successful businesses across different industries. With a combination of the right mindset and a mission to solve problems that reach over a billion people, he’s tackling some of humanity’s most significant challenges. In…
Amber Rae: Choose Wonder Over Worry
May 14, 2018 • 57 min
Amber Rae came into the world with a lot of wonder. But that shifted into worry, which was influenced by the need for validation and approval from certain peers. After building a life and career that looked successful on paper, she decided to follow her…
Best of: The Future of Happiness with Amy Blankson
May 11, 2018 • 52 min
The question no longer is whether or not technology is good or bad for us; it’s now “What do we do with it?” And there’s nobody in the world right now who can better answer that question than Amy Blankson. Through technology, Blankson has been working on…
Ben Feder: Rethinking Our Definition of Success
May 9, 2018 • 42 min
Life doesn’t always go how you anticipate. Ben Feder was living the business dream and was on top of the corporate world, but something didn’t feel right. Despite him being at the top his game in his field, he made a dramatic shift in life and discovered…
JT McCormick: How the Son of Pimp Became a CEO
May 7, 2018 • 50 min
You wouldn’t think someone who grew up in poverty and with an abusive father — who was also a pimp — would end up becoming a successful president and CEO. But that’s the story of JT McCormick. He used lessons he learned as a child, in his first job…
Best of: Think Better and Live Longer With Ben Greenfield
May 4, 2018 • 51 min
Everyone wants to perform better and optimize their life so they can live better and longer. Well, Ben Greenfield has figured out ways to do all that. Whether it’s via bio-feedback, “smart drugs,” or specialized breathing, he’s living a more enhanced life…
Best of: Journey to the Crossroads of Should and Must with Elle Luna
May 2, 2018 • 53 min
Elle Luna was rejected from every law school she applied to. After that, she stood at a crossroads between what she felt “should” do and what she “must” do. But thanks to a recurring dream that led to a life-changing painting, she was able to find her…
Nataly Kogan: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Every Day Moments
Apr 30, 2018 • 59 min
Growing up a refugee, Nataly Kogan learned all about suffering as a child. She was raised to believe that the only way good things could happen or that she could achieve success was through hard work and suffering first. But through years and years of…
Best of: Making the Impossible Possible with Tim Ferriss
Apr 27, 2018 • 58 min
Do you want to truly make the impossible, well, possible? Tim Ferriss visited with us to talk about how to do just that. He discusses how to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths while developing new skills along the way. Make…
Gabriel Wyner: How to be Fluent Forever
Apr 25, 2018 • 59 min
Gabriel Wyner was best known for his opera singing, but he moved on from that and now focuses on helping people become fluent in foreign languages. But he doesn’t just teach languages to people through typical means; he helps people comprehend those…
Amy Birks: Building a Hustle-Free Business
Apr 23, 2018 • 48 min
When you think of a successful business person, do you think of someone who dropped out of school and hates “hustle” in work? Well you should, because that’s Amy Birks. She’s a hugely successful business strategist who wants to take all the unnecessary…
Best of: Connecting with Your Voice to Create Work that Matters with Brad Montague
Apr 20, 2018 • 45 min
When Brad Montague created Kid President, he didn’t anticipate how successful it would become. But to him, the process of creating that series revealed to him the importance of messengers in our lives, how small moments can create spectacular…
Jeffrey Zimmerman: The Profound Power of Synchronicity
Apr 18, 2018 • 46 min
What is synchronicity? And how does it pertain to your physical and mental health? Jeffrey Zimmerman has studied synchronicity and knows about how person being out of sync within themselves can hurt both their physical and mental well being. He shared…
Kelly Ruta: Cultivating Awareness of Our Own Greatness
Apr 16, 2018 • 50 min
Kelly Ruta grew up with severe depression and was even suicidal. At the time, she did not see any greatness within her. But as she got older, she began to realize that everyone, not just herself, has some sort of greatness inside them, and she wanted to…
Best of: Coaching to Create Behavioral Change and Great Work with Michael Bungay Stanier
Apr 13, 2018 • 57 min
Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar who founded the company Box of Crayons. His main objective in his career is to help companies and managers go from doing good work to great work, and he’s become extremely successful at doing just that. He shares…
Jennifer Gottlieb: Taking Off the Masks We Wear
Apr 11, 2018 • 50 min
Throughout her life, Jen Gottlieb has gone down several different paths. She’s been an actress on television, performed on stage, and is now a personal fitness trainer. But through those shifts, she began to realize something: She was putting up a front…
Kate Swoboda: The Courage Habit
Apr 9, 2018 • 53 min
Kate Swoboda grew up in a split household. Her mother was very liberal and her father was very conservative. The experiences from her childhood because of that shaped her perspective on life. Now she’s a life coach and the creator of the Courageous Living…
Best of: Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever with Michael Ellsberg
Apr 6, 2018 • 55 min
It may seem counter-intuitive at first to spend money in order to increase your wealth and financial stability, but that’s just what Michael Ellsberg wants you to do. And he has plenty of reasons why that’s the case. He joins us to discuss education, not…
Daniel Coyle: The Secrets of Highly Successful Teams
Apr 4, 2018 • 44 min
Daniel Coyle was originally setting out to study individual success and development with athletes when one moment changed the entire trajectory of his life. After witnessing a small, simple moment with a tennis instructor and an athlete, Daniel decided to…
Joe Brown: The Power of Purpose
Apr 2, 2018 • 34 min
The word “purpose” gets used a lot in the modern day. But so few people have done the research behind that word to truly know what finding it actually means. Joe Brown has done that work, and he has the results to back it up. Hear his story about how…
Best of: Igniting Change through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols with Nancy Duarte
Mar 30, 2018 • 43 min
Nancy Duarte went from being a college dropout to being invited back to that same university to speak there. She knows the power of speech and telling stories, and she discussed with us how to make change happen with those tools. People like Martin Luther…
Martyn Sibley: From Disability to Possibility
Mar 28, 2018 • 50 min
Martyn Sibley has spinal muscular atrophy. He’s lived with his condition his entire life, but he hasn’t let it that hold him back from accomplishing great things in his life. He runs Disability Horizons, has authored a book, and his vision is to live in a…
Allen Brouwer: Becoming Your Best Self
Mar 26, 2018 • 41 min
Allen Brouwer grew up with an alcoholic father and lost his mother to cancer at a young age. He was directionless in his youth, but he was able to overcome the obstacles life threw at him and partnered with a friend to create the successful SELF Journal.…
Best of: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job with Patrick Mcginnis
Mar 23, 2018 • 43 min
Beginning a startup business can be a daunting task. Most believe you have to drop everything else you’re doing in your life and focus everything on starting that business. But according to Patrick McGinnis, that doesn’t have to be the case. Listen to our…
Kelly Sheets: The Impact of Internal Awareness
Mar 21, 2018 • 45 min
So many people don’t have an awareness of their internal thoughts, functions, and struggles. Kelly Sheets seeks to help people discover themselves internally and be more present in their lives. She believes in curiosity, playfulness, kindness, and…
Leah Weiss: Leveraging Mindfulness and Compassion for Leadership
Mar 19, 2018 • 45 min
Leah Weiss studies and practices how mindfulness and compassion affect leadership in businesses and every day life. She spoke with us about the effects those two simple factors have on leaders and workers, gave us her thoughts on education and what needs…
Best of: How to Become a Positive Broadcaster with Michelle Gielan
Mar 16, 2018 • 46 min
You don’t have to work at a news outlet to be a broadcaster. At least not according to former CBS News anchor Michele Gielan. She believes we’re all broadcasters in our own lives, and she wants everyone to be a positive broadcaster for themselves. Listen…
Kathleen Janus: Social Start-Up Success
Mar 14, 2018 • 48 min
What exactly does it take to make a social startup a success? Kathleen Janus has seen the successes and failures of many social startups, and she’s learned from her own experiences, lessons learned from people like Oprah, and much more. She’s come up with…
Jeff Warren: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Mar 12, 2018 • 44 min
Meditation can accomplish many things for many different people, and Jeff Warren has experienced that firsthand. Despite having attention issues, Jeff has been able to use meditation effectively and has studied it and its affects on people for years. Hear…
Best of: Counterintuitive Lessons on Non-Conformity with Adam Grant
Mar 9, 2018 • 57 min
Have you ever noticed that the idea of non-conformity is a bit of a paradox? Adam Grant has, and he’s also noticed several other things that go along with that mindset. Listen to our discussion with him about getting comfortable with ideas that people may…
Kristen Ulmer: Changing Your Relationship with Fear
Mar 7, 2018 • 59 min
When she was a professional extreme skier, Kristen Ulmer was labeled as “fearless” and “fierce.” But at the time, she says she had a very toxic relationship with fear, both loving and hating it while having an addiction to it. That passionate addiction…
Selena Soo: How an Introvert Impacts Millions
Mar 5, 2018 • 49 min
How is it that someone who feels uncomfortable in groups of even just three people can have an impact on millions of people worldwide? That’st the story of Selena Soo. She’s been an introvert her whole life and struggles with public speaking and talking…
Best of: The Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler
Mar 2, 2018 • 46 min
How is it that some of the greatest minds in history seem to have otherworldly focus and can get into a rhythm unlike others? Steven Kotler knows why, and it has to do with “flow.” There are 20 triggers that can help drive attention into the “right here,…
Vincent Pugliese: The Profound Beauty of a Blank Canvas
Feb 28, 2018 • 45 min
Most people have their “existential crisis” about not knowing what they want to do with their lives before or during college. Vincent Pugliese had his in his mid-20s. He had moved back with his family after being caught stealing, and things were very…
Coss Marte: From Drug Kingpin to Startup Founder
Feb 26, 2018 • 57 min
Coss Marte grew up without a stable family and turned to selling drugs to make money. He grew his business and was a kingpin on the streets of New York. But then his operation was busted, and he was thrown in prison. Marte used his time in prison to…
Best of: Unlearning Everything You Know About Business with David Heinemeier Hansson
Feb 23, 2018 • 62 min
Business has adapted and evolved over the decades, and practices that were considered successful even just 10 years ago aren’t necessarily the best practices for now. David Heinemeier Hansson learned this while in business school, and he began the process…
Sudeshna Sen: Portraying and Preserving Cultural Heritage
Feb 21, 2018 • 47 min
How do you go about preserving and portraying such a deep and complex culture such as Indian culture? That’s the issue that faces filmmaker and photographer Sudeshna Sen. But she’s embraced it and wants to make sure that culture is portrayed correctly in…
Rosalind Wiseman: Overcoming the Relentless Pressure of Perfectionism and Social Status
Feb 19, 2018 • 53 min
Middle and high school is a pressure-packed time full of constant rejection and stress. Rosalind Wiseman is a parenting educator and is famously the author of the book that was the basis of the film Mean Girls. She’s dealt with the psychology of grade…
Best of: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams with Chris Fussell
Feb 16, 2018 • 49 min
As a Navy SEAL, Chris Fussell learned a great deal about teamwork and how to best help those around him. From boot camp to full fledged missions, he saw how effective teamwork helped everyone succeed and how bad teamwork led to failure. He learned how to…
Speaking the Secret Language of Your Ideal Customer with Jeffrey Shaw
Feb 14, 2018 • 47 min
Understanding your customers is the key to success in any business. Jeffrey Shaw has cultivated that understanding throughout the years, and he knows how to best approach his customers and speak their language through lingo. Hear his story about starting…
Creating a Life of Unforgettable Memories with George Lange
Feb 12, 2018 • 49 min
George Lange has been photographing almost every day of his life since he was seven. His father got him started in the field, and he fell in love with it early on. He’s photographed celebrities, presidents, and many, many others. George has the ability to…
Best of: Building Unshakable Mental Toughness with Graham Betchart
Feb 9, 2018 • 59 min
Graham Betchart has coached several world class athletes on the art of mental toughness and control. He’s learned through various practices how to get people to become vulnerable, focus on only what they can control, and to “play present.” Hear his story…
Dorie Clark: The Role of Consistency in Entrepreneurship
Feb 7, 2018 • 50 min
Getting started can often be the hardest part in accomplishing something. But starting is the key, and establishing consistency is the biggest tool to success. Dorie Clark understands this and has applied it to her own life. Take a listen to her story…
Todd Henry: Becoming the Leader Creative People Need
Feb 5, 2018 • 53 min
How do you control a force that doesn’t want to be controlled? That’s the difficulty in trying to be a leader for a creative person. But Todd Henry, founder of Accidental Creative and author of several books, knows the keys to being the the type of leader…
Best of: Redefining What it Means to be a Man with Brett McKay
Feb 2, 2018 • 47 min
To Brett McKay, the definition of “what it means to be a man” has taken a turn for the worst and is now a caricature of what it was even just seven or eight decades ago. He was inspired by a visit to his local bookstore when he was frustrated by the…
Anna Yusim: The Psychology of Fulfillment
Jan 31, 2018 • 56 min
How do we find fulfillment in our lives? What’s the best way for us to discover that elusive feeling? Dr. Anna Yusim has been studying the psychology behind achieving fulfillment, and she’s learned one of the best ways is through the science of…
Nick Notas: The Foundation of Meaningful Connections
Jan 29, 2018 • 57 min
Dating can be scary. For both men and women. But Nick Notas is here to help men realize that dating is more than just trying to form a physical connection, and sometimes their inability to form those deep, meaningful connections is because of some deep…
Best of: Reinventing the American Dream with Courtney Martin
Jan 26, 2018 • 55 min
For decades, there’s been one, big definition of “the American Dream.” But Courtney Martin doesn’t buy in to that, and she believes instead of the American Dream being financial success and the “white picket fence,” it’s developing healthy relationships…
Jason Connell: The Art of Powerful Communication
Jan 24, 2018 • 41 min
Jason Connell grew up performing as a magician as a child, and he developed some scars from those years but also learned lessons about performance and communication. Now he helps professional entertainers, athletes, executives, politicians, psychologists,…
Lucy Bellwood: Defining Creative Success
Jan 22, 2018 • 48 min
What is creative success? For Lucy Bellwood, there is no singular, one definition for that success. For her, it’s a nebulous thing that is different for nearly everyone. Some view it as financial success while others view it as peace of mind. Hear her…
Best of: How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Jan 19, 2018 • 49 min
Rather than approaching life and moments with the mindset of “I must succeed,” Jonathan Fields believes we should be searching for growth and learning in our experiences. He’s the creator of The Good Life Project, and he has three main components of what…
Scott Stabile: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart
Jan 17, 2018 • 52 min
We sometimes close our hearts off for various reasons. Whether it’s because of a traumatic event, losing someone close to us, or any other number of reasons, we are very prone to buying in to the “Doomsday scenarios” our mind creates. Scott Stabile knows…
Dan Millman: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Jan 15, 2018 • 55 min
Dan Millman is a gymnast, martial artist, yoga enthusiast, and now an author of 17 different books. But Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which was also adapted into a film, is his most popular book, and in it he tells the story of how one man…
Best of: Living a Life of Intention, Meaning and Purpose with AJ Leon
Jan 12, 2018 • 70 min
You should never stop asking for what you want. That’s one of the many things that AJ Leon discusses in our latest episode while talking about how to live a life of intention, meaning, and purpose. He tells his story about evacuating a life plan after it…
Meera Lee Patel: Fear and Finding Magic in the Unknown
Jan 10, 2018 • 45 min
The unknown doesn’t have to be a dark, scary place. According to Meera Lee Patel, it can be a fantastic place where you can find yourself and your creativity. She believes everyone has creativity inside them; it’s just a matter of being able to find it…
Eric Gorges: A Craftsman’s Legacy
Jan 8, 2018 • 41 min
Eric Gorges grew up not caring about school and then developed a panic disorder early on in his professional life. It got to the point where his panic and anxiety made him nearly agoraphobic. But he was able to overcome that obstacle and get back to his…
Best of: Creating Work That’s Impossible to Resist with Sally Hogshead
Jan 5, 2018 • 44 min
How can you “fall in love” with your work? Sally Hogshead knows how, and she’s spoken with neuroradiologists about the way the brain works when someone is “in the flow” and in a state of fascination. And to them, it looks the same as when someone is…
Suzy Batiz: Curiosity as a Creative Super Power
Jan 3, 2018 • 50 min
Suzy Batiz almost didn’t get to realize her creative potential. She nearly committed suicide at a young age and struggled with herself for years. But she was able to overcome those hardships, and eventually she found massive success as an entrepreneur.…
Srini Pillay: How to Accomplish Your Personal and Professional Goals in 2018
Jan 1, 2018 • 58 min
Why don’t we follow through with our New Year’s resolutions? What prevents us from going through with the goals we set? Dr. Srini Pillay knows why, and he knows what it takes to get past that and accomplish your goals for a new year. Hear the…
Best of: Human Performance in High Stakes Situations With Michael Gervais
Dec 29, 2017 • 49 min
What defines people in high stakes situations? What causes some people to perform seemingly above themselves when the risks are great? Michael Gervais has studied people and their reactions under high stakes situations, and he knows the answer.…
Best of 2017: Turning on Your Superhero Brain with Jim Kwik
Dec 26, 2017 • 59 min
Do you need help maximizing your brain power or exercising your mind? Then Jim Kwik has what you need! He is the founder of Kwik Learning, and he is an expert in brain performance and has cutting-edge techniques to help you optimize your mind! Jim…
Best of 2017: Finding Your Zone of Genius and Exceeding Your Personal Limitations with Gay Hendricks
Dec 26, 2017 • 54 min
What exactly is “genius” and how do you use it? Gay Hendricks, a renowned psychologist and writer, has an idea of how to discover your “genius” and how you can use it to exceed what you previously thought you could do. Everything from contemplating what…
Best of: How to Steal Like an Artist with Austin Kleon
Dec 22, 2017 • 54 min
Austin Kleon is one of those adults who hasn’t stopped drawing since he was a kid. His ongoing passion for drawing and writing eventually lead to to becoming a best selling author of books like like Steal Like an Artist, Show your Work, and Newspaper…
Best of 2017: The Neuroscience of Goals with Srini Pillay
Dec 20, 2017 • 52 min
Have you ever wondered how your brain functions when setting goals? How does it differentiate between the basic, more primal goals and the more complex goals we as humans can create? Srini Pillay is an expert in the “head and heart” approach to personal…
Best of 2017: Foundations of Persuasion with Bushra Azhar
Dec 18, 2017 • 57 min
Do you want to know how to effectively use the science of persuasion? Bushra Azhar knows how to utilize persuasion in both business and personal life to help find your way in this world! As someone who went from making $10 a month to $100,000, Bushra is a…
Best of: Dispelling Myths of Success and Goal Setting With Todd Herman
Dec 15, 2017 • 54 min
Have you been believing in “potential” more than actual, tangible results? According to Todd Herman, the word “potential” is taboo in his practice because it’s “the crutch that average people use to describe their mediocre results.” Take a listen to our…
Best of 2017: Giving Unconditionally to Grow Exponentially with Phillip Mckernan
Dec 13, 2017 • 47 min
According to Phillip Mckernan, one of the world’s deepest tragedies is that we don’t believe in ourselves. “We don’t put value on our own skin,” he says. Giving back to people and giving back to the world is a profound way to make change and grow, but you…
Best of 2017: A Glimpse Into Mortality with Frank Ostaseski
Dec 11, 2017 • 49 min
Frank Ostaseski has noticed that we as a society obsess about death. We spend a great deal of time trying to prepare for it and hope that we are “ready” for it when the time comes. But according to him, the best way to prepare for death is by living your…
Best of: Exploration as an Expression of Our Humanity with Adam Steltzner
Dec 8, 2017 • 47 min
In our interview with the “rock and roll engineer,” Adam Steltzner discusses how exploration expresses our humanity and is an entirely unique trait among us all. He believes it’s a fundamental part of our humanity and is just like art and theater in that…
Best of 2017: The Future of Happiness with Amy Blankson
Dec 6, 2017 • 52 min
The question no longer is whether or not technology is good or bad for us; it’s now “What do we do with it?” And there’s nobody in the world right now who can better answer that question than Amy Blankson. Through technology, Blankson has been working on…
Best of 2017: The Science of Succeeding with People with Vanessa Van Edwards
Dec 4, 2017 • 55 min
Think you have people figured out? Well you have nothing on Vanessa Van Edwards! She’s a behavioral investigator, and she knows the science behind finding success with people in your every day life. Take a listen to our latest episode to learn all about…
Best of: Dancing Your Way to Self-Confidence with Ben Weston
Dec 1, 2017 • 45 min
You can find confidence in many ways. But for Ben Weston, dancing is one of the best ways to do so. Ben teaches men to dance with confidence and power at parties, clubs, and weddings. Dancing can be something foreign or terrifying to men, but not to Ben.…
Best of 2017: White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte
Nov 29, 2017 • 47 min
Ever read a self-help book? Ever realize that those books rarely work? Danielle LaPorte’s latest book, White Hot Truth, takes a look at the current dynamics of self-help culture and spiritual devotion and has her own different take on them all. Take a…
Paige Filliater: Human Design Systems
Nov 27, 2017 • 43 min
Paige Filliater is all about energy. But not in the way you may think. She uses “energy work” to help businesses, corporations, and leaders make significant contributions to their community. And she does this through her thriving healing and business…
Nadav Wilf: Feeling Good as the Foundation for Performance
Nov 22, 2017 • 60 min
Nadav Wilf has lost a million dollars and was over $80,000 in debt early on in his life. Yet he was able to gain all that back and more, and he’s learned that working in your passion is infinitely better than just working for money. Listen to his story as…
Jess Shatkin: The Psychology of Adolescence
Nov 19, 2017 • 54 min
Jess Shaktin is one of the leading minds and foremost voices in child and adolescent mental health and development. He’s helped uncover many secrets as to why adolescence is one of the most turbulent yet creative periods in someone’s life. He joins us in…
Andrew Taggart: Philosophy as a Way of Life
Nov 15, 2017 • 42 min
Do you want to know how to live the “good life?” Do you want to know how to turn despair into something positive and get your life back on track? Andrew Taggart has taken the practices of ancient and modern philosophy and applied them to his life now for…
Sebastian Salicru: How to Create Adaptive Leaders and High-Performing Organizations for an Uncertain World
Nov 12, 2017 • 45 min
What makes someone a leader? Not everyone in a position of power is actually a leader, and that’s what led Sebastian Salicru to delve into the characteristics of a true leader and figure out what it takes to be an effective leader for a high-performing…
Best of: Mysteries at the Heart of the Human Experience with Rob Bell
Nov 9, 2017 • 55 min
Rob’s early curiosity about life’s big questions planted the seeds for reinventing the experience of church and creating a community with room for doubt, discovery, and belief. He talks about the distinction between pursuing “success” and pursuing…
Eric Larsen: Exploration as a Form of Self Expression
Nov 7, 2017 • 47 min
Eric Larsen grew up loving camping, biking, and winter. Now that he’s an adult, he loves those same exact things and has been able to turn his passions into his career. Eric is a polar explorer and has has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in…
Best of: House for All Sinners and Saints with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nov 2, 2017 • 50 min
In one of our most enthralling interviews we've had, Nadia Bolz-Weber tells us her story about faith and the founding of the House for All Sinners and Saints. Nadia was raised fundamental Christian, and her frustrations with organized religion later in…
Terri Cole: Discovering Your Blueprint to Love and Boundaries
Oct 31, 2017 • 55 min
Terri Cole used to work at a talent agency for actors and supermodels. But she realized her lifestyle wasn't making her happy, and she craved something more meaningful than just making supermodels richer. She began therapy work and has felt far more…
Steve Sims: The Art of Making Things Happen
Oct 29, 2017 • 45 min
Steve Sims grew up poor, and he was bitter about that as an adolescent. But little did he know that he was learning the cornerstones of what would mold him into the successful businessman he is today. He is the founder of Bluefish, the world’s first…
Megan Poe: The Art and Science of Love
Oct 24, 2017 • 75 min
From her first ever heartbreak to finding love many times after, Megan Poe has had her fair share of experiences with love. Now she wants to share her passion for love and embrace both the art and science behind one of life's most complex emotions. Listen…
Layla Martin: The Biology and Psychology of Sexuality
Oct 22, 2017 • 50 min
Sexuality both fascinated and scared Layla Martin from a very young age, and she's always been obsessed with it. She eventually overcame her fear and turned that obsession into a passion for helping others. Now she studies human sexuality and has learned…
Best of: Redemption and Reinvention After a Life Sentence with Andy Dixon Pt 1
Oct 19, 2017 • 69 min
In one of our most fascinating interviews we've had, Andy Dixon tells us his transformation story. Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence translated to love. In…
Gladys Ato: Navigating Change and Loss in Life, Love, and Work
Oct 17, 2017 • 50 min
Gladys Ato lost her mother suddenly due to a brain aneurysm back in 2003. She was devastated and didn't know where to turn in her life. But it was through that time and in the weeks, months, and years after that she learned how to navigate through loss…
Kathleen Ventura: Living with Intention and Taking Personal Responsibility
Oct 15, 2017 • 47 min
Living with intention and making choices for your own personal reasons can be challenging, and Kathleen Ventura knows how difficult it can be. She's seen families and relationships be strained to breaking points because of those decisions. But she…
Best of: A Journey to the Crossroads of Should and Must with Elle Luna
Oct 12, 2017 • 53 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Elle Luna told us the story of how she found her true passion. Elle was rejected from every law school she applied to. After that, she stood at a crossroads between “should” and “must.” But thanks to a recurring dream…
Nicole Wipp: Identifying Your Entrepreneurial Instinct Type
Oct 10, 2017 • 40 min
“A lack of clarity is the enemy of success” says Nicole Wipp, a highly-successful entrepreneur. She's helped build up several high level companies and has learned through her own experiences that it takes great teamwork and chemistry for businesses of any…
Alex Pang: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
Oct 8, 2017 • 61 min
Contrary to popular belief, working nonstop isn't the most efficient and productive way to get things done. Alex Pang has figured out the key to getting more done is by actually working less. Listen to him explain the importance of rest and pacing…
John Assaraf: Changing Your Money Story
Oct 5, 2017 • 43 min
What exactly is your “money story?” According to John Assaraf, it's the way you decide how to use your money, where you spend it, and how you value it. It's been your story since the moment you first were taught how to handle money. But it's not too late…
Cara Thomas: Building a Life of Serendipity, Adventure, and Connection
Oct 3, 2017 • 46 min
You won't find growth or adventure unless you venture outside your comfort zone. And Cara Thomas learned that after a rough breakup and after getting bogged down in her career. She began her passion project that turned into Serenflipity, a wildly…
Nicole Moore: Dating for Growth
Oct 1, 2017 • 39 min
Nicole Moore's parents were told not to become too attached to their children early on because their children were very sickly and had a high likelihood of passing away. Because of that, her parents distanced themselves from saying “I love you” to their…
Best of: The Surprising Science of Water with Wallace Nichols
Sep 28, 2017 • 45 min
In one of our most fascinating interviews ever, Dr. Wallace Nichols explained to us the surprising science behind water and the human condition. Studies had been done on the effect music and stress had on the mind, but when Wallace went to search for…
Sarah Kaler: Becoming Indestructible
Sep 26, 2017 • 49 min
Life was going smoothly and according to play for Sarah Kaler, but then she was diagnosed with epilepsy. That diagnosis changed her entire existence, and her life was threatening to spiral out of control. But Sarah was able to find a way to regain…
Tiago Forte: Building a Second Brain
Sep 24, 2017 • 48 min
Tiago Forte knows all the tricks, hacks, and strategies you need in order to optimize your life, enhance your productivity, and accelerate your learning. His approach is so effective you will swear you have a second brain! Listen to how Tiago learned how…
Best of: Jedi Mind Tricks of an FBI Hostage Negotiator with Chris Voss
Sep 21, 2017 • 64 min
In one of our most interesting interviews to date, Chris Voss revealed to us the power of hearing “no” in negotiations and how anyone can be a Jedi with some simple tricks of the mind when negotiating. Take a listen to what this former FBI hostage…
Best of: Overcoming Learned Helplessness and Understanding Irrational Behavior with Dan Ariely
Sep 14, 2017 • 58 min
In one of our most insightful interviews we've had, Dan Ariely shared his perspectives on suffering, irrational behavior, and how most time management systems allow others to hijack our time. Learn how to overcome your own learned helplessness and how to…
Andy Molinsky: The Psychology of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Sep 12, 2017 • 42 min
Andy Molinsky wasn’t always comfortable with being uncomfortable. He often struggled with moving out of his comfort zone, and he would go out of his way to make excuses to find reasons why he shouldn’t and wouldn’t stray from the path his life was already…
Vasavi Kumar: Breaking Free from the Prison of Your Own Mind
Sep 10, 2017 • 42 min
Going to jail completely changed Vasavi Kumar’s life. Before then, she was trapped by her addiction for certainty and her need of knowing that everything will be okay. And all that led to bad habits, bad tendencies, and bad behavior. But going to jail…
Best of: How to Live Well and Die Well with Greg Hartle Pt. 2
Sep 7, 2017 • 86 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why you can’t let past experiences always…
Akshay Nanavati: The Neuroscience of Fear
Sep 5, 2017 • 46 min
After growing up with drug addictions and experiencing a troubling childhood, Akshay Nanavati joined the Marines and gained the structure his life needed. And while he was in the Marines and afterward, he began to learn more and more about fear and how it…
Melyssa Griffin: From Madness to Meaning
Sep 3, 2017 • 43 min
Melyssa Griffin grew up without much money, and because of that she grew up with a poor relationship with money and how to view it properly. It wasn’t until she was older that she learned the value of not only giving, but giving selflessly. Those acts…
Best of: How to Live Well and Die Well with Greg Hartle Pt. 1
Aug 31, 2017 • 80 min
In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why iconic figures may not be the best role…
Steve Magness: Sustainable Peak Performance
Aug 28, 2017 • 50 min
Steve Magness has been a serious runner since the age of 14. Since then, he’s developed techniques and strategies for sustaining peak performance not only while running, but during life in general as well. He has helped Olympic athletes train to be their…
Adrienne Dorison: The Transformational Power of Hard Stories
Aug 26, 2017 • 51 min
Adrienne Dorison came out of college nearly $50,000 in debt, and the only way she knew how to pay off her debt was by taking a passionless corporate job. Yet she continued to struggle with money and had an unhealthy relationship with it. But one day she…
Best of: How to Have a One Hour Orgasm with Kim Anami
Aug 24, 2017 • 62 min
In one of our most intriguing interviews we’ve ever had, Kim Anami opened up to us about sex, sex education, and the dichotomy of sexuality in our modern culture. Kim discusses how sex can be used as a tool for personal growth and wellness and how you can…
Jim Brown: Seeing Failure as a Form of Education
Aug 22, 2017 • 41 min
Jim Brown grew up poor and had his dreams crushed when he was just 18. He then turned to the Marines, and while serving in the Marine Corps he learned valuable lessons about leadership. He would apply those experiences to his business life, and it…
Ulrich Boser: How to Become a More Effective Learner
Aug 20, 2017 • 41 min
Ulrich Boser has unlocked the secrets of how to learn more efficiently and effectively, and he wants to share them with you. In our latest episode, Ulrich smashes conventional beliefs when it comes to how we train our brains to learn. He even points out…
Best of: The Conversations We’re Afraid to Have with Jerry Colonna
Aug 17, 2017 • 47 min
In one of our most insightful interviews ever, we spoke with Jerry Colonna, the CEO of Reboot.IO about how to be resilient, find your sense of self, and how to deal with the “impostor syndrome.” Take a listen to see how to have a healthy relationship with…
Debra Silverman: The Ancient Science of Astrology
Aug 15, 2017 • 49 min
Debra Silverman grew up with a father in the mafia and had her first spiritual awakening when she was just 15 years old. From her unique experiences in her childhood, Debra began to realize the world wasn’t how most everyone else saw it. She began to…
Tim Sanders: Using Business as a Platform to Multiply the Value of Everyone’s Life
Aug 13, 2017 • 56 min
From working with Mark Cuban to writing his own book, Tim Sanders has experienced it all when it comes to business. In our latest episode, Tim will teach you how to love someone in a business sense and how to help increase the value of everyone’s life…
Best of: Eight Foundations of Peak Performance with Jeff Spencer
Aug 10, 2017 • 46 min
In one of our best interviews we’ve had, we spoke with Olympic coach Jeff Spencer. After his parents got divorced, Jeff Spencer’s family went on welfare. Then, he lost his father. But through all the darkness of his childhood, Jeff was learning how to use…
Jenny Fenig: Finding Your Soul’s Calling
Aug 8, 2017 • 46 min
After losing her sister to brain cancer while in high school, Jenny Fenig found herself in a dark place. For a long time afterwards, she didn’t allow herself to grieve properly and didn’t let herself be truly alone with her thoughts and suffering. But…
Albert Flynn DeSilver: Writing as a Path to Healing
Aug 6, 2017 • 48 min
Albert Flynn DeSilver began his professional career as a photographer but was blown away by poetry during a reading in San Francisco. From that moment on, he dedicated his efforts to writing poetry, and funneling his passions into that art helped him…
Best of: The Evolution of an Unmistakable Signature with Mars Dorian
Aug 3, 2017 • 48 min
In one of the best interviews we’ve had, Mars Dorian discussed how discovering his distinctive art style saved him from suicidal depression. Dorian’s art is now instantly recognizable because of his unique styling, and he’s been an integral part of the…
Brian Koehn: Becoming a Newer Version of Yourself Pt. 2
Aug 1, 2017 • 38 min
In the second part of this compelling interview, Brian Koehn talks about the huge transformation he went through in his life that helped him become more comfortable and why you shouldn’t romanticize the person you used to be in order to create real…
Brian Koehn: Becoming a Newer Version of Yourself Pt. 1
Jul 30, 2017 • 48 min
After growing up in the Midwest as a skater, Brian Koehn learned at an early age not to just blindly trust the systems in place around him. Which is why years later when he found himself in the middle of a bad religious experience, he was completely…
Best of: Change Your Identity to Change Your Habits with James Clear
Jul 27, 2017 • 61 min
In one of the best interviews we’ve had, we spoke with James Clear, author and entrepreneur, talks about how habits impact entrepreneurship, health, and creativity and about how to treat your failures as data points that are required for mastery. Take a…
Taylor Conroy: The Profound Power of Philanthropy
Jul 25, 2017 • 46 min
From growing up poor to going bankrupt in his own business venture, Taylor Conroy has seen it all throughout his personal and professional career. But the main thing he learned along the way is the power of believing with a wealth mindset rather than a…
Chris Fussell: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams
Jul 23, 2017 • 49 min
As a Navy SEAL, Chris Fussell learned a great deal about teamwork and how to best help those around him. From boot camp to full fledged missions, he saw how good teamwork helped everyone succeed and how bad teamwork led to failure. And from those…
Best of: Understanding the Most Misunderstood Man in the World with Glenn Beck
Jul 20, 2017 • 87 min
After losing his mother and battling depression and alcoholism, Glenn Beck took control of his life and rose to stardom. In one of our best interviews, the captivating storyteller and sometimes controversial media personality and entrepreneur shares his…
Maneesh Sethi: Building a Platform for Behavioral Change
Jul 18, 2017 • 47 min
Maneesh Sethi authored Game Programming for Teens at just 16-years-old and went on to create Pavlok, a behavior modification wristband. He went from the high of seeing his creation come to fruition to the low of a disastrous appearance on Shark Tank. But…
Jeff Goins: Why Real Artists Don’t Starve
Jul 16, 2017 • 49 min
Jeff Goins’ father once told him if he wanted to do something and have fun doing it, he must first go through the painful work and build up the resilience so it’s no longer painful. From a childhood full of bullying and an young adulthood full of…
Best of: The Psychology of Visionaries with Justine Musk
Jul 13, 2017 • 51 min
Want to know how some of the most creative minds in the world today function? Then take a listen to one of our greatest interviews as Justine Musk dives into the psychology of visionaries such as Elon Musk, David Bowie, and Steve Jobs! She discusses how…
Jim Kwik: Turning on Your Superhero Brain
Jul 11, 2017 • 59 min
Do you need help maximizing your brain power or exercising your mind? Then Jim Kwik has what you need! He is the founder of Kwik Learning, and he is an expert in brain performance and has cutting-edge techniques to help you optimize your mind! Jim…
Sarah Peck: Building Systems to Manage Your Life
Jul 9, 2017 • 50 min
Do you need help managing your life? Are things just a little unhinged or completely out of control? Well, Sarah Peck is here to help! She tells how her experiences as a mother, swimmer, and a yoga advocate have helped her gain better control of her life.…
Best of: Making the Impossible Possible with Tim Ferriss
Jul 6, 2017 • 58 min
Do you want to truly make the impossible, well, possible? Then take a listen to one of our best interviews Tim Ferriss visited with us to talk about how to do just that. He discusses how to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths…
Jonathan Williams: Finding Empowerment Through Failure
Jul 4, 2017 • 40 min
Have you ever felt so stuck, down, or depressed from failure that you don’t feel like you can continue pursuing your dreams? Jonathan Williams has the tools to help you find empowerment even though failure. He’s the co-founder of Failure: Lab, and he can…
Ananta Ripa Ajmera: The Ayurveda Way
Jul 2, 2017 • 56 min
Would you like to sleep better, have less stress, have better digestion, and just feel better all around? Luckily for you, Ananta Ripa Ajmera has unlocked the secrets to living a healthier, more beneficial life and wants to share her discovery! Through an…
Best of: The Art of Living a Noteworthy Life with Bob Goff
Jun 29, 2017 • 60 min
Revisit one of our greatest interviews! Author-humanitarian and attorney Bob Goff joined us to talk about love, what we’re made to do, and living a life filled with whimsy. He discusses the difference between doing what you’re able to do vs. what you were…
Kute Blackson: Living Your Authentic Truth
Jun 27, 2017 • 70 min
Kute Blackson’s life was mapped out for him. At age eight, he was already speaking to his father’s congregations in more than 300 churches. By age 14, he was preparing to eventually follow in his father’s footsteps. But Kute made a choice to come to…
Erika Lust: Changing the Porn Industry One Film at a Time
Jun 25, 2017 • 46 min
There are so many negative stigmas surrounding the adult film industry, and Erika Lust has grown tired of that. She aims to change the adult film industry with her radical re-imagining of what pornography means and is. She has been instrumental in…
Best of: Confessions of a Bank Robber with Joe Loya
Jun 22, 2017 • 79 min
Joe Loya’s life trajectory of rising up and moving forward took a radically different turn after losing his mother at an an early age, and stabbing his father in the neck at the age of 16. This was beginning of of a life of crime, and 14 month bank…
Sandra Joseph: Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart
Jun 20, 2017 • 44 min
Find your inner voice of courage with Sandra Joseph, the famous Broadway star turned keynote speaker, singer, and author! Sandra went from a child with paralyzing stage fright to playing one of the best-known roles in Broadway history: Christine Daaé in…
Elizabeth DiAlto: The Art of Courageous Conversations
Jun 18, 2017 • 47 min
Learn how to undo all the bad programming in your brain and retrain yourself with Elizabeth DiAlto! Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self-help, she will help you improve your communication, learn how to strengthen relationships with…
Christine Comaford: Building Smart Tribes
Jun 13, 2017 • 48 min
<!–StartFragment–> Do you want to be the most effective leader you can be? Do you want to help everyone around you and not just yourself? Christine Comaford, an entrepreneur, author, and successful businesswoman full of energy, can help you be the best…
Laura Belgray: Finding Your Calling by Breaking All the Rules
Jun 11, 2017 • 58 min
Can’t figure out your ideal job or career? Need more than just inspiration? Then Laura Belgray is just who you need to listen to! She is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content,…
Jon Gordon: The Power of Positive Leadership
Jun 6, 2017 • 50 min
Are others always telling you that you can’t do something or that you won’t make it in your chosen filed? Jon Gordon was told those very things, but he overcame it all and is now a best-selling author and helps inspires new leaders every day. His drive…
Bushra Azhar: Foundations of Persuasion
Jun 4, 2017 • 57 min
Do you want to know how to effectively use the science of persuasion? Bushra Azhar will teach you how to utilize persuasion in both business and your personal life to help find your way in this world! As someone who went from making $10 a month to…
Ellen Fondiler: Listening to the Voice of Courage
May 30, 2017 • 44 min
Do you need energized motivation to find meaningful work in your life? Then Ellen Fondiler is the woman for you! A lifelong entrepreneur who has worked as a death penalty attorney, started many non-profits, and helped fund raise for education, Fondiler…
Bruce Lipton: The Biology of Belief
May 28, 2017 • 69 min
<!–StartFragment–> What do The Matrix, biology, and iPads all have in common? According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief, all of these things have to do with programming and how your brain functions. Dr. Lipton began his career as a…
Scott Norton: Building a Purpose Driven Business
May 23, 2017 • 45 min
<!–StartFragment–> I think if you take the hero’s journey or just the story arc of beginning, middle, end, protagonist and antagonist and you position what you have to share in this framework, it naturally will resonate with people. It will become more…
Liz Wiseman: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
May 21, 2017 • 45 min
<!–StartFragment–> The job you take is not that relevant. What really is relevant who you work for because your first boss out of school or any boss you work for. That person is going to shape your career opportunities far more than that job description.…
Graham Hill: The Profound Power of Living Small
May 16, 2017 • 56 min
The easiest way to go green is to just start by going smaller. Just realize, that particularly in the US there’s this real phenomenon. We’ve over the last 60 years supersized ourselves in this crazy way. 1000 square feet was the average housing size back…
Erik Van Alstine: The Power of Perceptual Intelligence
May 14, 2017 • 44 min
<!–StartFragment–><!–StartFragment–> Perception which is the deepest driver in human nature automatically influences our emotion and motivations. When we try to change things, we typically try to change by approaching our motivations or our emotions or…
Angie Thurston: Redifining Religion
May 9, 2017 • 46 min
<!–StartFragment–> What you illustrated with your frustration at a service in a religious context is that it’s not doing the job it’s supposed to do in your life. We come at this whole question from the perspective that religion is really about the tools…
Yanik Silver: Finding the Real Essence of your Goals
May 7, 2017 • 47 min
It’s really interesting because we get to decide how we frame, and what we want our response to be to any situation. There’s a great book by Michael Singer called the surrender experiment. He talks about the notion that the universe has more in store for…
Srini Pillay: The Power of the Unfocused Mind
May 2, 2017 • 50 min
Often I will ask people “do you want to live an exceptional life?” And most people will say yes. But an exception by definition is low probability. If you want to live a normative life you’ll be in the middle of the bell curve. But if you want an…
Daniel DiPiazza: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Entreprenurship
Apr 30, 2017 • 48 min
For any listening who is thinking about starting a business, thinking about doing something on their own because instagram told you to or because you feel like it’s going to be easier, just know that you can’t have all the good stuff of entrepreneurship…
Charlie Hoehn: When Work Becomes Play
Apr 25, 2017 • 46 min
There’s this underlying current with everybody that you need to justify your existence with these major accomplishments. You need to show everybody else that you’re doing it right. But really, you were just given this life. None of us asked for this. This…
Vanessa Van Edwards: The Science of Succeeding with People
Apr 23, 2017 • 55 min
“We like winners. We like to be around winners. We like to work with winners. We like to be friends with winners. That is because we know unconsciously that could activate our feedback loop to win. University of British Columbia did a research study on…
Anese Cavanaugh: Developing an Intentional Energetic Presence
Apr 18, 2017 • 46 min
When you look at the IEP method there’s 3 parts to it. The first thing is the ability to reboot your presence in the moment no matter what’s going on. This is something that’s happening all the time. Let’s just say one of us check out or I’ve got to…
Dan Lerner: The Science of Happiness, Peformance, and Well Being
Apr 16, 2017 • 59 min
Don’t expect to be a world changer in the next 5 years. If you do your setting yourself up for maybe success on stage, but failure off. If you really want to pursue a life that’s interesting, that’s purposeful, that’s fulfilling, know that it might take a…
Frank Ostaseski: A Glimpse Into Mortality
Apr 11, 2017 • 49 min
We spend all this time imagining we’re going to get ready for our dying. And I think it’s kind of an absurd idea, to imagine that at the time of our dying that we will have the strength of body, the emotional stability, and the mental clarity to do the…
Danielle Laporte: White Hot Truth
Apr 9, 2017 • 49 min
It started to dawn on me that I was actually really tired of trying to be better, that all the things I was doing weren’t necessarily making me stronger. There was a lot of dependency on external input, what I call the paraphernalia of the new age. And it…
Jordan Harbinger: Exploring Social Dynamics
Apr 4, 2017 • 48 min
There are influencers in your office. There are influencers in every social circle, entrepreneur circle. We just don’t think of it as such because it’s bit depressing to think of it that way. But there’s a lot to be said for these influencers and decision…
Larry Robertson: Speaking the Language of Creativity
Apr 2, 2017 • 48 min
Here’s the mistake that we all make when we look at creativity. We begin with the output. It might be an incredibly painting. It could be a fantastic piece of technology. IT could be a way in which we run a business or advise clients. We tend to look at…
Tim Collins: Overcoming Anxiety
Mar 28, 2017 • 40 min
Being extremely hard on ourselves is very common in the very high stress and anxiety space because that’s kind of what got us there in the first place. Now, I love using the word curiosity. So when I get into these instances, I go to a curious place and…
Joe Goodkin: Using Music to Tell Your Story
Mar 26, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, of the podcast we speak with professional guitarist Joe Goodkin about using music to tell stories. We do a deep dive into the creative process of song writing and Joe shares his lessons on what it takes to become a touring musician in…
Khe Hy: Unwinding Cultural Narratives
Mar 20, 2017 • 57 min
Whenever you get to that point, whether it’s a promotion, whether it’s a bonus, yes it feels good for a couple minutes. You realize the fleeting nature of external achievement. Don’t get me wrong having more money is a good thing. It makes life easier.…
Tamsen Webster: Telling Powerful Stories in a Short Amount of Time
Mar 19, 2017 • 52 min
I believe there is a universal filter, and a universal story that we’re all seeking to understand. And I call it the red thread. It’s a phrase borrowed from Scandinavian countries where they used to say “What is the thing that ties all this together?…
Garrett Gunderson: Moving from Scarcity to Abundance
Mar 14, 2017 • 47 min
Money is a byproduct. It’s a byproduct of value creation. Really the biggest way to deliver that value is to create a compelling vision. I think vision is the rarest commodity that there is in the world. When we’re in scarcity it’s hard to have vision.…
Amy Blankson: The Future of Happiness
Mar 12, 2017 • 52 min
The question is not whether technology is good or bad for us. I think that might have been the question a few years ago. But now technology is part of our lives, so I think the better question is what do we do with it? As William Shakespeare once said,…
Joe Cross: Reboot Your Health
Mar 7, 2017 • 51 min
Without plants, we wouldn’t be here. They were here first, we came later. There’s this magical beautiful dance of cooperation, love, and friendship between humanity and plants. If you think about where we got our warmth from, it was from burning logs,…
Sid Mohasseb: Evolving into the Best Version of Yourself
Mar 5, 2017 • 50 min
“We are here to experiment and to learn. If that is the purpose, then we have to constantly evolve to our own best version. You could call that changing. You could all that evolving. You could call it a natural process. When we don’t, we lose our…
Scott Cramton: The Power of Immersive Experience
Feb 28, 2017 • 54 min
There’s that great movie up in there with George Clooney. He says one of those BS lines whenever he fires somebody. “Anybody who has ever built an empire has been sitting in the seat you’re sitting in right now.” He says that right after or right before…
Jon Levy: The Science of Adventure, Community and Connection
Feb 26, 2017 • 55 min
We evolved as communities. We didn’t evolve as networkers. The concept of meeting people was a rare occurrence because we lived in these tribal groups for the majority of our early stage as a species. What made the community work was that there was joint…
Leveraging Physiology for Human Performance with Greg Wells
Feb 21, 2017 • 47 min
If there’s one thing that I could pick that would determine whether or not would reach peak performance, and this after going to 3 Olympics as a media person and working with a couple hundred Olympians, and a dozen expeditions around the world to do crazy…
Failing Your Way to Success with Beate Chelette
Feb 19, 2017 • 53 min
We are remembered by how other people remember us. We live only through the memories of the people who we touched. So if we didn’t touch anybody, but we have a really big bank account, we’re not really remembered. But if we are remembered, people say…
Courtney Carver: How to be More with Less
Feb 14, 2017 • 43 min
Your physical surroundings impact you in ways you might not even realize. They did for me. My clutter, my closet, all of that stuff was just this constant reminder of my debt and discontent. When it was gone, the guilt went with it. The frustration or…
Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job with Patrick Mcginnis
Feb 12, 2017 • 44 min
I was not raised to think like an owner. You had a 401k or something but there was none of the ownership thing. I didn’t really think about that until I didn’t have ownership. But what I realized when I was freelancing is that you’re on a treadmill. I…
Finding Your Zone of Genius and Exceeding Your Personal Limitations with Gay Hendricks
Feb 7, 2017 • 54 min
What’s really important here? How am I using my gifts? What is my genius and how can I bring it forth to bare on my family and my culture and my business? Those genius questions are things that we need to cultivate in ourselves almost as a matter of…
Tapping Into the Power of Community for Profit, Potential and Happiness
Feb 6, 2017 • 47 min
For each one of us, there’s something we’re meant to be doing in this world. But if w’ere not in an environment that allows us to explore that, we’re going to be cookie cutter. We don’t need 10 of me or 10 of you, we need 1 of me and 1 of you, and 1 of…
Stealing Fire and Going Beyond Flow with Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
Jan 31, 2017 • 49 min
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Turning Your Work into the Performance of a Lifetime With Cathy Salit
Jan 29, 2017 • 54 min
One of the things that is key to the success of children and I’d say anyone is to be related to. Part of what makes it possible for children to learn, grow and develop is that they are related to as people who can learn, grown, and develop. If you are not…
The Neuroscience of Goals with Srini Pillay
Jan 24, 2017 • 55 min
In terms of goals, there’s simple cognition and there’s complex cognition. Simple cognition is “I need to go get some bread” or “I need to visit somebody who lives on particular street.” That’s pretty direct. It’s easier to get to that goal. You know…
Building Systems for Creativity and Magic with Sebastian Marshall
Jan 22, 2017 • 55 min
I think the eventual target you want to hit is at least 2 hours of most important maker work. Everybody I know who does 4 hours of whatever’s most important every single day is very successful. Sometimes your wrong, you go down a rabbit hole, and it…
The Business of Belief with Tom Asacker
Jan 17, 2017 • 39 min
Belief is what drives people’s decisions. This has to do with people’s desires. Their desires drive their beliefs and their beliefs drive their actions, period. It’s as simple as that and it’s as complex as that that because people are unaware of this. We…
Start Where You Are With Samantha Bennett
Jan 15, 2017 • 44 min
You are always getting paid. And you are always getting paid in the currency you are asking for. So maybe the currency you’re asking for is “likes” on Facebook. Or maybe the currency you’re asking for a is a lot of compliments from your friends. Or maybe…
Using Cognitive Science to Change Your Behavior with Art Markman
Jan 10, 2017 • 50 min
The way we form memories is bey adding connections. The more times you perform behaviors you want to perform, the more connections you create that make it easier to perform that behavior again in the future. We have to recognize that a lot of what we’re…
The Power of Being Fully Engaged with Tom Sterner
Jan 8, 2017 • 48 min
We really have a problem with something that is We have so much on our plate and so many things going that we want closure. We want the report done. We want the kids picked up. We want the house cleaned.Whatever it is we want it done because that way we…
Bringing Your True Self to Life and Work with Jennifer Brown
Jan 3, 2017 • 56 min
“Work is where we spend most of our time. And it’s where I think so much learning happens. It’s often where people are exposed to difference in a way that they’re not in their personal lives. We’ve got to work on global teams. We have to work with…
The Profound Power of Personal Commitment with Kamal Ravikant
Jan 1, 2017 • 54 min
If we make a practice in our lives, like going to the gym or eating healthy, if you want to lose weight and be fit, or you want to be chiseled, you’ve got to make a practice. It’s a daily practice. You can’t go to the gym for a week and eat cake for 30…
Why 96 Percent of Personal Development Efforts Fail
Dec 31, 2016 • 16 min
When the New Year starts, we’re all thinking about the changes we want to make and the goals we want to accomplish. But after the first 3-4 weeks, the excitement wears off and we find ourselves right back where where we started or in some cases in an even…
Best of 2016: The 9 Environments that Make Up Your Life With Jim Bunch
Dec 27, 2016 • 61 min
Every environment is connected. You can’t change one environment and not have it change another. If you improve one environment it will send a ripple effect through the other environments. If you improve your physical body as an environment, what happens…
Best of 2016: Conversations We’re Afraid to Have with Jerry Colonna
Dec 25, 2016 • 47 min
The “you’re an imposter” mantra is beautiful oft repeated phrase from one’s inner critic. But there are a lot of other phrases the inner critic uses, so it’s kind of a subset of this self loathing that goes on. You correctly linked it to the kind of…
Best of 2016: Keys to Exponential Personal and Professional Growth With Salim Ismail
Dec 20, 2016 • 62 min
You have your body which is your hardware. And then you have the external world. At an early age you develop the software or operating system to interact between the hardware and the external world. The operating system is formed during the first 7 years.…
Best of 2016: Igniting Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols with Nancy Duarte
Dec 18, 2016 • 43 min
Creating a movement doesn’t happen with just doing one talk. Creating a movement is whole series of stories, ceremonies, symbols and speeches, over and over. – Nancy Duarte Sponsors Hostgator hosts your website. As you have heard on the show, you can get…
Best of 2016: The Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler
Dec 13, 2016 • 46 min
Flow follows focus. The state can only show up when all our attention is focused in the right here, right now. Evolution shaped what we now know of as 20, there are probably more, but we know of 20 triggers. These are things that drive attention into the…
Best of 2016: Creating Work That’s Impossible to Resist with Sally Hogshead
Dec 11, 2016 • 44 min
“Fascination is your brain’s most intense state of focus. When you’re fascinated it’s a feeling of complete immersion. Some people call that flow. You can call that being in the zone. When an athlete is completely focused and fascinated, think of Michael…
Best of 2016: Counterintuitive Lessons on Nonconformity with Adam Grant
Dec 6, 2016 • 57 min
“I walked in thinking that to be an original person in the world, to drive conformity and drive change, you had to be four things. I thought you had to be a risk taker, full of confidence, full of great ideas and a first mover.And I discovered that all…
Best of 2016: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World with Cal Newport
Dec 4, 2016 • 55 min
“So even if you say “I’m not trying to do deep work now. I”m in line at the supermarket. I’m bored let me look at something.” That actually affects your deep work the next morning or the next day when you actually want to do it. There’s this whole notion…
The Power of Doing Things That Might Not Work with Nathan Chan
Nov 29, 2016 • 47 min
If somebody wants to change their current situation, one of my favorite quotes is “if you’ve always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got.” An that’s from Tony Robbins. You just kind have to try and shake things up and kind of…
Lead Sell and Innovate Using Your Visual Mind with Dan Roam
Nov 27, 2016 • 63 min
I want to disabuse everyone who is listening to this that you need to be artistic to be able to draw. You don’t. You don’t need even need to be creative. Drawing is not an artistic process, not in the way I’m talking about it. Drawing is a thinking…
The Richer Life Found in Helping Others with John Certalic
Nov 22, 2016 • 51 min
Every behavior has a payoff. I find myself asking “what’s the payoff in behaving the way that I am?” And if Im letting my past control me, there’s a part of me that gives permission to living as a victim, to the point where I’m less responsible. It’s…
Making People More Receptive With Presuasion with Robert Cialdini
Nov 20, 2016 • 39 min
I think what we have to do is begin with the strength of our message. We go to our content and decide what it is that is really the strongest feature of what we have to have offer. What’s the strength of what we have to offer? Is it reliability? Is it…
Foundations of Unshakable Power with Kasia Urbaniak
Nov 15, 2016 • 40 min
On some level we’ve totally neglected primal communication.Cesar Milan can’t communicate with a dog with words. We’ve neglected that there’s an entire conversation happening between bodies that you can not speak over. You can talk talk talk, say powerful…
Getting Your Creative Ideas Out Into The World with Peter Himmelman
Nov 13, 2016 • 50 min
“What are you telling me that can help me own life? In some ways that comes down to a beautiful axiom about living, which is: What exactly are you doing on the planet? What are you doing for other people? how are you being generous with your resources,…
How To Kill Email Anxiety and Get Real Work Done with Jocelyn Glei
Nov 8, 2016 • 45 min
Your email functions like a slot machine. Most of the time you pull the lever and you kind of lose. You get something that’s kind of disappointing. Maybe it’s an email from a frustrated client or it’s a message from your boss asking you to do something…
Giving Unconditionally to Grow Exponentially with Phillip Mckernan
Nov 6, 2016 • 47 min
Deep deep down, one of the biggest tragedies is in the world today is that we don’t believe in ourselves. We don’t put a value on our own skin. So even though we can give back, we just don’t want to see how we can impact the world. It’s like giving a…
The Middleman Economy by Marina Krakovsky
Nov 1, 2016 • 39 min
The way I started thinking about middlemen initially was this very simple definition: the person who connects buyers and sellers in a marketplace. In my reporting I actually came across a more expansive and smarter definition. This came from a VC in the…
Inside the Psychology of Cults with Bob Gower
Oct 30, 2016 • 61 min
In classic cult psychology or cult literature, there’s really two characteristics to a cult. First is that it’s ideologically intense and of course that can describe a lot of organizations. Everything from say something like the Landmark forum to the…
How Great Organizations do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways with Bill Taylor
Oct 25, 2016 • 63 min
I’ve become absolutely convinced, when we look at how innovation happens inside organizations or how individuals come up with interesting ideas, where such powerful insights come from the most unexpected places. And the way leaders increase the chances…
Reinventing the American Dream with Courtney Martin
Oct 23, 2016 • 55 min
In terms of of the new definition of success, at its most basic we have previously defined the American dream as one individual creating wealth. And usually we define that monetarily, for themselves and their family. So this is everything from the white…
Building a Bridge to Brilliance Through Education with Nadia Lopez
Oct 18, 2016 • 50 min
At the core, any community around this world, if you do the simple things that require the human element of caring, loving and being present, it shifts the dynamic and trajectory for the lives of children. And that’s what I do for these kids, just…
The Tenets of Mental Toughness With Eric Davis
Oct 16, 2016 • 45 min
What causes a lot of people to quit is the first time they fail, the first time they weren’t good enough. It doesn’t matter how great of a football player you are, it doesn’t matter how strong you are. I can have you do pushups in the cold California surf…
Biohacking Your Brain With Andrew Hill
Oct 11, 2016 • 69 min
Focus is about the ability to attend at will. And to do so in the presence of distractors. And focus ends up becoming then a balance of continuous resources against transient resources. Transient resources, things where you’re being alerted or oriented to…
Turning a Life That Looks Good on Paper Into One That Is With Smiley Poswolsky
Oct 9, 2016 • 58 min
If it looks good on paper and other people are impressed maybe that means it’s the right thing. And for me, one of the main lessons I learned was that you can have a job that on paper is perfect. The right company, the right title, the right salary, the…
The Profound Impact of Growing up Off the Grid with Dean Kosage
Oct 4, 2016 • 47 min
Anybody who has achieved in sports or in music or has traveled globally, anyone who has broken out of their social circle has realized there’s a whole big world out there. It gives you a certain amount of inner authority where you have the courage, when…
How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Oct 2, 2016 • 49 min
Rather than going into this and saying “this an iterative process, where every time I do something my primary metric is growth and learning”, most people go into it and their primary metric is this must succeed. Very often it doesn’t, like “the dream…
Creating the Life and Career You Truly Want with Geoff Blades
Sep 27, 2016 • 48 min
The question “what do I want?”,we make it this big all encompassing question like one day you’ll wake up and you’ll know with absolutely certainty what the rest of your life is about. And what I suggest is that’s a false idea. And when we build it up that…
The Power of Making Your Work More Personal with Marian Schembari
Sep 25, 2016 • 38 min
“If you are sharing something to connect with people… usually the scarier something feels the better is that you share it, but if it feels like relief, like you would talk to a friend, then often it’s done selfishly. Often times being vulnerable on the…
Smarter Faster Better with Charles Duhigg
Sep 20, 2016 • 54 min
Productivity is not about doing things unthinkingly. Productivity is about pushing yourself to think more about things that matter. We know the people who are most productive tend to spend more time thinking about what their priorities ought to be instead…
Exploring the Psychology of Human Robot Interaction with Tom Guarriello
Sep 18, 2016 • 52 min
In this interaction that takes place between a person and a robot, the person is a critical determining factor in how that interaction is going to work. Just like with your computer. If you have a very frustration tolerance for example, computers are…
Become a Rockstar on Whatever Stage You Touch with Sekou Andrews
Sep 13, 2016 • 74 min
Do you want to make your art your commodity? Answer that. Because that choice is the most difficult choice you’re going to have to make. That’s going to guide and effect everything else that you’re doing. When I think about how that’s shown up in my life,…
Why Your Only Move That Matters is Your Next with Jenny Blake
Sep 11, 2016 • 47 min
When I was going through a rough patch I came to one of two conclusions: I’m either destined to be unhappy forever because I keep hitting these existential crises every few years and our society only has two words for them. It’s either a midlife crisis or…
The Art of Making Comics with Josh Neufeld
Sep 6, 2016 • 54 min
Even outside of outside of whatever skills you develop, say you never become a great guitar player, or singer or artists. That discipline, that willingness to keep working on something until you get better, these are skills that transfer into all other…
Creating a Community Where POTUS is Your Client
Sep 4, 2016 • 41 min
Anytime a minority of people in this country wants to change, and by minority I mean a minority of people who hold a specific belief or believe that change should happen, they have to convince a lot of people and a lot of their legislators to believe the…
Food as a Tool for Building Community with Jeffrey Zurofsky and Satya Twena
Aug 31, 2016 • 57 min
“There’s a reduction belief around things like food and other kinds of sacred activities that make us human that we’ve managed boil down to an essential thing the way we do with everything in our lives. We want to become more efficient at them. More…
Dancing Your Way to Self-Confidence with Ben Weston
Aug 28, 2016 • 45 min
I remember the first guy that I taught. He walked into the studio very shy and very nervous. I was also nervous thinking “did someone just pay me to teach them how to dance?” What the hell? Do not let on that this potentially a scam. There’s no way he’s…
Dispelling Myths of Success and Goal Setting With Todd Herman
Aug 23, 2016 • 54 min
” I think the word potential is one of the most bullshit words out there. How I know someone isn’t very good at being a performance coach is when they use potential. It’s literally a word that’s not allowed to be used in my practice at all….It’s the…
Biohacking Your Way to a Bulletproof Life with Dave Asprey
Aug 21, 2016 • 74 min
“When you want to have more energy and more ability to write, it comes down to one thing. And that’s electrons. At the end of the day, you’re a battery. Your job is to make enough electrons to do what you want to do. We call that energy. You get energy…
Jedi Mind Tricks of an FBI Hostage Negotiator with Chris Voss
Aug 16, 2016 • 64 min
“There’s great power deference. And I had learned that in hostage negotiation. As soon we ceded the illusion of control to the other side, we immediately had the upper hand on them. And we do it very innocently and very deferentially. And it puts you in a…
The Art of Strategic Gifting with John Ruhlin
Aug 14, 2016 • 49 min
I don’t care who you are. Even billionaires. We like to be surprised and delighted. Most people I would say walk around feeling under-appreciated and not over appreciated, whether it’s by your family, by your employee, by your kids….In general most people…
The Future of Work with David Burkus
Aug 9, 2016 • 47 min
Beyond working in whatever your parents did type of working, the industrial revolution really sort of began that idea that you would get a job, that you wouldn’t just be whatever your parents were or work on the farm that you inherited. That was the…
The Inevitable Forces That Will Shape Our Future with Kevin Kelly
Aug 7, 2016 • 58 min
I truly do believe that this is both the very best time in the history of the universe, as far as we can tell, to make something because the tools for creation have never been more easily gotten, they’ve never been cheaper. They’ve never been better.…
Peak Performance and the Science of Expertise with Anders Ericsson
Aug 2, 2016 • 51 min
We have this basic activity where you set a goal. You’re trying to do something that you can’t do and you have a practice activity that you can repeatedly apply and explore different ways in which you achieve this goal that you’ve set. And if a teacher…
Unmistakable: Why Only is Better Than Best With Srini Rao
Jul 31, 2016 • 76 min
“When you’re truly unmistakable, the competition becomes completely irrelevant. You’re not the best option. You’re the only option. When you’re the only option people don’t price shop, compare or wait for what you’re selling to go on sale. If you’re the…
Moving from a Life of Success to One of Significance with Erik Wahl
Jul 26, 2016 • 55 min
“There’s a necessary amount of suffering that needs to happen for new ideas or new work or change to happen. If I don’t suffer, I won’t know what joy or contentment is. If I flatline, then I won’t be able to experience it as deeply. And the cracks are…
Developing an Unmistakable Voice with Janelle Hanchett
Jul 24, 2016 • 59 min
“I was always able to envision “as soon as I get to this spot, the bullshit in my head is going to leave. As soon as this happens, it’s all going to go away. I’m going to feel really confident as a writer”. And I’ve actually reached all of those points…
The Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler
Jul 19, 2016 • 46 min
Flow follows focus. The state can only show up when all our attention is focused in the right here, right now. Evolution shaped what we now know of as 20, there are probably more, but we know of 20 triggers. These are things that drive attention into the…
Moments of Creative Daring with Erika Lyremark
Jul 17, 2016 • 41 min
“You have to find that thing that you want so badly that you’ll stand in the town square naked and let me people throw rotten tomatoes at your because you believe it in so much. I’ve had so many times in my life where I couldn’t rely on other people to…
Pathways to Possibility with Ros Zander
Jul 12, 2016 • 45 min
“The realm of possibility is predicated on the idea that we create our lives. And of course, we’re not victims of anything. We have the power to create stories. And in this realm we’re connected in a different way than we are as in the child or in the…
The Psychology of Trust with Michelle Reina
Jul 10, 2016 • 42 min
What happens when our trust has been broken and we have been betrayed, it can cause us to feel a lack of confidence in ourselves. It can put us on to shaky ground. So it’s important that we observe what happened. We acknowledge to ourselves, we give…
The Invisible Influences that Shape our Lives with Jonah Berger
Jul 5, 2016 • 42 min
Particularly in America, we think that influence is bad. It’s not a four letter word but it’s pretty close. There’s this myth of the non-conformist. We’re all different. We’re all separate. We’re all completely original and different from everybody else.…
Ego is The Enemy with Ryan Holiday
Jul 3, 2016 • 50 min
“One of the hardest things to do is to separate your work and the effort that you put in from the results that might come out of it. An actor doesn’t control the movie around them. They don’t control what the other actors do. They don’t control the…
The Art of Full Self Expression with Sheri Sanders
Jun 28, 2016 • 45 min
“I think one of the things is not looking at the result. Something that has grown very evident in me, and it came from being a teacher, the work that we always do in my classroom is process work not product work. What we want to do when go into the…
Inventing Point B with Amy Whitaker
Jun 26, 2016 • 57 min
“A work of art is something new in the world that changes the world to allow itself to exist. What that means is that the context you’re making something in, the world itself is different when you start and when you end. So you’re not just going from…
Conscious Transformation with Joey Klein
Jun 21, 2016 • 52 min
It starts at the core. A lot of times we can find our minds go the place of “when I have then I’ll be.” It’s kind of that context. When I have a lot of money, then I’ll be happy. I’ll take vacations. I’ll take these trips. When I marry then I’ll feel…
Human Performance in High Stakes Situations With Michael Gervais
Jun 19, 2016 • 49 min
When we study people that are exceptional at risk taking, there are some clear functions that take part. There’s two phrases that guide many of them. One is you’ll do whatever it takes. When something matters to you you’ll do whatever it takes. If you…
The Surprising Science of Water with Wallace Nichols
Jun 14, 2016 • 45 min
It turns out when we do put ourselves at the edge of the water, visually our field of view is simplified. Auditorily our world is simplified. You’re sensory input gets simple. It doesn’t completely turn off. It doesn’t go away. But the patterns become…
Transforming Human Behavior Through Nutrition with Tom Bilyeu
Jun 12, 2016 • 47 min
“Humans are emotional creatures. We all have the chance right now today to decide, and that word is so important, to decide to live a beautiful life, meaning no matter what’s going on. Don’t take my word for it. Victor Frankl, a holocaust survivor, this…
The Power of Experiential Learning with Joshua Spodek
Jun 7, 2016 • 55 min
“No one who is learning to play a musical instrument, no one who wants to learn a musical instrument would ever take a class where they would lecture you for a year on theory for putting it into practice. And in fact if you did want to learn piano theory…
Finding Hope and Redemption in a Life Sentence with Kenyatta Leal
Jun 5, 2016 • 59 min
“My first night in prison was the worst night of my life. I’ll never forget it because it was right around my birthday, a time that you’re supposed to be celebrating and happy. I was on my way to doing a life sentence in prison. It was the most…
Technologys Impact On Humanity And Our Creativity Rahaf Harfoush
May 31, 2016 • 60 min
We as a society have collectively decided that there’s an appropriate way to show our commitment to our jobs. And that’s through struggle and sacrifice. So you say “I’m so busy” or “I pulled an all-nighter.” You stay really late, you’re the last one to…
Understanding How You’re Hardwired with Steve Sisler
May 29, 2016 • 48 min
I don’t help people launch into their trajectory. I show them what it likely is. Then it’s up to them to make the effort to do whatever they’ve got to do to get there. My goal is four things. Self understanding, then self management. Understand who you…
An Adventure Through The Hidden Parts of India with Karan Bajaj
May 24, 2016 • 43 min
“That whole yoga sutras idea, the fact that the eagle spreads its wings, then brings its wings down, the cycle of life almost. You have to experience growth in its fullest form, keep pushing yourself and your boundaries of growth, and there comes a point…
Reconciling Your Creativity and Your Identity with Chase Jarvis
May 22, 2016 • 67 min
This is the first time in the history of the world where the risky thing is to do the traditional thing. That’s more risky than “taking risks” and becoming something outside the dominant paradigm. It’s more risky now do the same old shit than it is to get…
Leading to Bring out the Best in People with Liz Wiseman
May 17, 2016 • 49 min
How does what we know get in the way of what we don’t know, but need to learn? I felt like I finally knew stuff. But now I’m leaving and going into a new environment. And I began to wonder, how does all of this mastery and competence that I have built the…
Building Unshakable Mental Toughness with Graham Betchart
May 15, 2016 • 59 min
“For me it’s pretty obvious that what people are searching for is inside. I think we’re sold that it’s outside of us. People in this world do a pretty good of selling that it’s outside of you. And you need to go get more to get it. My understanding is…
Creating Work That’s Impossible to Resist with Sally Hogshead
May 10, 2016 • 44 min
“Fascination is your brain’s most intense state of focus. When you’re fascinated it’s a feeling of complete immersion. Some people call that flow. You can call that being in the zone. When an athlete is completely focused and fascinated, think of Michael…
The Venture Capitalist Who is Teaching Prisoners How to Code with Chris Redlitz
May 8, 2016 • 42 min
“Unfortunately we see a lot of shows like Lockup and so forth that portray a certain subset of what goes on in prison. And that’s real. But there are a lot of things that are not necessarily shown all the time that are really positive. I had no experience…
Learning to Listen to Your Body with Samantha Skelly
May 3, 2016 • 39 min
Samantha Skelly, creator of Hungry for Happiness joins us to discuss the power of learning to listen to your body to develop stronger intuition Highlights Turning fear into a catalyst for growth How small disciplines turn into a daily habits Lessons in…
Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever with Michael Ellsberg
May 1, 2016 • 55 min
Michael Ellsberg, author of The Education of Millionaires and The Last Safe Investment joins us to discuss how we can spend how to increase our true wealth forever and develop superskills to increase our earning. Highlights Prioritizing the mark you want…
From Relationships to Revenue with John Corcoran
Apr 26, 2016 • 41 min
John Corcoran, former Clinton administration staff writer joins us to discuss how we translate relationships to revenue. Highlights How struggle inspired John to study success The power of learning to cope and adapt to new communities Not letting our…
The Japanese Art of Self Reflection with Gregg Krech
Apr 24, 2016 • 48 min
Gregg Krech, founder of the To-Do Institute joins us to discuss the Japanese art of self reflection Highlights Learning to put yourself in someone else’s shoes How emotions color our perceptions Reflecting without our emotional coloring Interpersonal…
Decoding Human Performance with Tony Stubblebine
Apr 19, 2016 • 53 min
Tony Stubblebline, creator of Coach.me joins us to discusss decoding human perforamnce based on his experiece of building companies, and working with well known founders like Ev William, Biz Stone, and Jack Dorsey. Highlights Using the power of leveling…
How to Become a Positive Broadcaster with Michelle Gielan
Apr 17, 2016 • 49 min
Happiness researcher and former CBS news anchor Michelle Gielan joins us to discuss how we can become positive broadcasters in our lives. Highlights Why we are all broadcasters What causes us to miss the meaning in certain moments Finding a way or making…
Becoming Future Proof with Brad Grossman
Apr 12, 2016 • 47 min
Brad Grossman, creator of the the Zeitguide join us to discuss developing a learning curriculum in order to become future proof. Highlights How tutoring high school kids led to meeting Brian Grazer The power of asking questions and insatiable curiosity…
Turning Life’s Messes into Creative Triumphs with Mayi Carles
Apr 10, 2016 • 50 min
Former podcast guest and Panamanian artist Mayi Carles returns to the show to talk about we turn life’s messy parts into creative triumphs. Highlights Letting go of the fear that nobody will show up Finding the moments when we put ourselves out there…
Changing your Habits to Become the Ideal Version of Yourself with Ben Austin
Apr 5, 2016 • 37 min
Ben Austin, the creator of Stop, Start, Do joins us to talk about finding the motivation to change your habits. Highlights Maintaining morale in difficult periods of our lives Understanding the difference between blame and responsibility Getting back on…
Counterintuitive Lessons on Non-Conformity with Adam Grant
Apr 3, 2016 • 57 min
Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York times writer on work and psychology joins us share counterintuitive lessons on non-conformity from his new book, Originals Highlights Getting comfortable with ideas that people may not agree with Paying attention…
Unlocking the Talent Code With Dan Coyle
Mar 29, 2016 • 45 min
Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code joins us to talk about the common threads of people who perform at the highest levels., Highlights Assignments that sparked Dan’s interest talent Ways to develop a tendency to challenge the status quo The power of…
Finding What You Were Born to Do with Chris Guillebeau
Mar 27, 2016 • 52 min
Chris Guillebeau, creator of the The Art of Nonconformity, joins us to discuss his career and his new book Born for This. Highlights Creating a deliberate life without grand vision Lessons learned from failures and dead ends Balancing persistence with…
Unleashing Your Inner CEO with Caroline Frenette
Mar 22, 2016 • 52 min
Caroline Frenette, former fashion designer and intuitive business coach joins us to discuss how to awaken your inner CEO Highlights The power of channeling your passion Deciphering true intuition from fear Finding alignment with or values The blend of…
Igniting Change through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols with Nancy Duarte
Mar 20, 2016 • 43 min
Nancy Duarte joins us to talk about how to ignite change through speeches, stories, ceremonies and symbols. Highlights How a failure sparked an entire body of work Overcoming emotional wounds from parents The decision to focus on being the best in the…
Storytelling Lesson from Iconic Radio Producers with Jessica Abel
Mar 15, 2016 • 54 min
Jessica Abel, comic artist and author joins us to share storytelling telling lessons from iconic radio producers. Highlights Finding the themes inside a body of work Storytelling lessons from iconic radio producers Why our paths are rarely linear Managing…
The Evolution of a Body of Work with Wendy Piersall
Mar 13, 2016 • 61 min
Wendy Piersall, blogger and artist joins us to discuss the evolution of her body of work Highlights What happens when we become disillusioned with our success How loss can lead to the start of true happiness Having the courage to avoid soul-sucking easy…
Science Based Tools for Happiness, Resilience and Peak Performance with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya
Mar 8, 2016 • 77 min
Speaker, educator, facilitator and coach Emiliya joins us to discuss science based tools from the field of positive psychology Highlights Media driven misperceptions of communism The least useful question we can ask in adversity The difference between…
The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Our Happiness with Neil Pasricha
Mar 6, 2016 • 62 min
Neil Pasricha, creator of 1000 Awesome Things, returns to the show to discuss his new book The Happiness Equation Highlights Developing the habit of starting and building things The 4 simple words that block all criticism Why extrinsic motivation causes…
Coaching to Create Behavioral Change and Great Work with Michael Bungay Stanier
Mar 1, 2016 • 57 min
Michael Bungay Stanier, senior partner at Box of Crayons joins us to discuss coaching questions that create behavioral change and enable us to do more great work. Highlights Nurturing the seeds that get planted in our lives The path from conscious…
The 9 Environments That Make Up Your Life with Jim Bunch
Feb 28, 2016 • 61 min
Jim Bunch, coach and founder of The Ultimate Game of Life returns to the show to talk about 9 the environment that make up our lives. Download Your FREE 9 Environments Assesment Highlights What causes our addiction to personal development Shifting your…
Leaping without a Plan B with Tess Vigeland
Feb 23, 2016 • 68 min
Tess Vigeland, veteran radio producer and former anchor for public radio’s Marketplace, join us to discuss her story of leaping without a plan B. Highlights Developing an awareness of the moments we fall in love with our work The challenges of coming up…
Using Your Art to Be a Voice For Others with Reema Zaman
Feb 21, 2016 • 61 min
Reema Zaman, writer, visual artist, and actress joins us to talk about using her art to become a voice for people who don’t have one. Highlights: How curiosity enables us to cultivate self-awareness Leveraging writing to find clarity and comfort in our…
Navigating Our Internal Journeys of Loss and Adversity with Tim Lawrence
Feb 16, 2016 • 54 min
Tim Lawrence, creator of The Adversity Within shares how we navigate the internal journeys of loss, adversity, and how we grow by putting ourselves in challenging environments. Highlights How adversity creates ferocious internal resolve Putting yourself…
Using Curiosity to Design Experiences with Ben Tseitlin
Feb 14, 2016 • 61 min
Ben Tseitlin, founder of Benchic chocolates joins us to discuss how he leverages curiosity to design experiences and make chocolate. Highlights The power of not having domain expertise Why breaking things helps you understand them Letting go of…
The Keys to Exponential Personal and Professional Growth with Salim Ismail
Feb 9, 2016 • 62 min
Salim Ismail, Singularity University’s global ambassador and founding executive director, joins us to discuss the keys to exponential personal and professional growth. HIGHLIGHTS How institutions and organizations can adapt to a new world Controversial…
The Conversations We’re Afraid to Have with Jerry Colonna
Feb 7, 2016 • 47 min
Jerry Colonna CEO of Reboot.IO and former venture capitalist joins us for one of this year’s deepest and most thought provoking conversations about resiliency, our sense of self, and much more. Highlights The keys to developing resiliency Myths about our…
Generosity as the Path to Success with Dave Munson
Feb 2, 2016 • 42 min
Dave Munson founder of Saddleback leather joins us to discuss the rather humble beginnings of building a successful retail business. Highlights Why we are not always aware how we’re impacting people Expecting something wonderful to happen when we’re…
A Beautiful Detour with Amy Oestreicher
Jan 31, 2016 • 46 min
Amy Oestreicher joins us to discuss how she turned her life-threatening illness and over 27 surgeries into what she now calls a beautiful detour. HIGHLIGHTS Finding hope when in our most difficult times Dealing with the fear of not being able to make our…
Bridging the Gaps in Our Productivity with Chris Bailey
Jan 26, 2016 • 43 min
Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project returns to the show to discuss how to bridge the productivity gaps in our lives, and how to effectively manage your time, attention and energy. HIGHLIGHTS How to create a structure for your projects Why…
Exploration as an Expression of Our Humanity with Adam Steltzner
Jan 24, 2016 • 47 min
Adam Steltzner, an engineer from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory joins us to discuss his new book the Right Kind of Crazy and lessons in creativity from landing spacecrafts on Mars. HIGHLIGHTS Going to the edges of what we might be capable of Making a…
Leveraging Incremental Progress to Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb
Jan 19, 2016 • 53 min
Steve Kamb, rebel leader of Nerd Fitness joins us to talk about the power of using incremental progress to level up your life. HIGHLIGHTS Lessons learned from The Legend of Zelda Applying the progress principle to our biggest goals Structuring your…
Getting to the Heart of What You Want to Say with Jamie Varon
Jan 17, 2016 • 51 min
Jamie Varon, writer and designer joins us to discuss design and writing in a way that gets to the heart f what you want to say. HIGHLIGHTS Thinking along the lines of what a professional would do The role of self-motivation in our work The power of…
The Benefits of Living a More Curious and Creative Life with Jeffrey Veen
Jan 12, 2016 • 49 min
Jeffrey Veen , design partner at True Ventures, and founder of Typekit joins us to discuss the benefits of living a more curious and creative life. HIGHLIGHTS: Lessons in design and content creation from the earliest days of the internet Finding the…
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World with Cal Newport
Jan 10, 2016 • 55 min
Cal Newport, Georgetown professor, and author of of So Good They Can’t Ignore, and Deep Work joins us to talk about how to produce work of real of value while training your ability to focus. HIGHLIGHTS How positive serendipity pays dividends going forward…
Living a Life of Intention, Meaning and Purpose with AJ Leon
Jan 5, 2016 • 73 min
AJ Leon, founder of the creative agency Misfit Inc, returns to the show to discuss living a life of meaning, intention and purpose. HIGHLIGHTS Why you always have a choice in your life Letting go of our need to prove people wrong Evacuating a life plan…
How to Make this The Most Prosperous Year of Your Life with Philip Mckernan
Jan 3, 2016 • 52 min
Phillip Mckernan returns to the show to discuss how to make 2016 the most prosperous year of our lives. HIGHLIGHTS Why happiness is the byproduct of meaning Letting go of our attachments to create space Leveraging a wakeup call to become more of who we…
What We’ve Learned from Podcasts Guests in 2015
Dec 30, 2015 • 26 min
In this 2015 wrap up episode, Brian Koehn and I steal an idea from Tim Ferriss, and share some of the things we’ve learned from podcast guests in 2015. Episodes Mentioned How to Live Well and Die Well (Part 1 and Part 2) with Greg Hartle A Soulful…
Best of 2015: Accepting the Transparent Reality of Your Core Identity with Wes Chapman
Dec 29, 2015 • 76 min
Wesley Chapman shares his personal story of 12 documented suicide attempts, and the tremendous power of accepting the transparent reality of our core identities HIGHLIGHTS: Wes’ experience with 12 document suicide attempt Finding your identity after it’s…
Best of 2015: Why You Should Never Miss an Opportunity to be Fabulous With Tina Seelig
Dec 27, 2015 • 42 min
Tina Seelig author, educator, and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures program, talks about why most rules are just recommendations, the power of writing a resume of your failures, reframing problems to give us an expanded set of…
Best of 2015: Creating Your Immortal Beautiful Work With Jennifer Boykin
Dec 22, 2015 • 51 min
Jennifer Boykin discusses what it takes to create your immortal beautiful work, getting comfortable with something unplanned happening and how we can use mastery of one craft to build confidence in others. Why you can have everything, but not at the same…
Best of 2015: The DNA of a Storyteller with Robert Kurson
Dec 20, 2015 • 50 min
Robert Kurson shares his journey from being an F-student in high school, to a desperately unhappy Harvard educated Lawyer and eventual New York Times Bestselling Author HIGHLIGHTS: A formative relationship that played a fundamental role in Robert’s career…
Best of 2015: The Psychology of Visionaries with Justine Musk
Dec 15, 2015 • 51 min
Justine Musk discusses creativity, emotional resonance and the psychology of visionary leaders like Elon Musk, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, David Bowie and many others. Highlights The questions that we need to ask in an identity transition How crisis forces…
Best of 2015: The Art of Living a Noteworthy Life with Bob Goff
Dec 13, 2015 • 60 min
Bob Goff joins us to talk about love, what we’re made to do, and living a life filled with whimsy in this best of 2015 episode. HIGHLIGHTS What you’re able to do vs what you are made to do Infusing your life with a sense of wonder and taking a childlike…
Best of 2015: A Journey to the Crossroads of Should and Must with Elle Luna
Dec 8, 2015 • 53 min
As Seen On SoulPancake Elle Luna shares her journey to the crossroads of should and must in this best of 2015 episode. Highlights: A recurring dream that served as a sign for a calling Why the crossroads should and must appears over and over again How…
Best of 2015: Designing Your Environment for Optimal Performance and Creativity with Jim Bunch
Dec 6, 2015 • 68 min
Jim Bunch talks about rapid transformation, why will power fails to change the behavior of 96% of people and, how you can design your environment for optimal performance and and creativity. Why transformation has been the glue that held together Jim’s…
Defining Freedom in a Way that Serves You With Ryan Moran
Dec 1, 2015 • 46 min
Ryan Moran joins us to talk about defining freedom in a way that serves us, learning to separate ourselves from our stories and much more. HIGHLIGHTS Breaking away from the Beliefs of Our Past and Upbringing Navigating a Painful Identity Crisis Rebuilding…
Making a Career out of Rebelling Against the Status Quo with Sarah Cooper
Nov 29, 2015 • 45 min
Sarah Cooper, creator of the The Cooper Review, a satirical blog that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on corporate humor, news, and other stuff joins us to talk about how she’s made a career of out rebelling against the status quo.…
Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times with Allison Carmen
Nov 24, 2015 • 40 min
Allison Carmen, author of The Gift of Maybe talks about how we can use the power of maybe to find hope and possibility in uncertain times. HIGHLIGHTS How We Suffer from Our Addiction to Certainty Why Our Stories Cause us to Spin out of Control Using the…
Connecting with Your Voice to Create Work that Matters with Brad Montague
Nov 22, 2015 • 46 min
Brad Montague creative director and coproducer of the wildly popular web series Kid President, talks to us about the process of how a creative project finds its voice. HIGHLIGHTS How Small Moments Create Encouragement Brad’s Mission to Make Other People…
How Kids Can Have a Profound Impact on the World with Matt and Eva Webb
Nov 17, 2015 • 77 min
In an effort to teach their own kids how they could change the world, Matt and Eva Webb took a one year road trip to all 50 states on which they interviewed 75 young change makers from all over the United States. HIGHLIGHTS Creating Opportunities for…
How to Experience the Entire World from Your Kitchen with Sasha Martin
Nov 15, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, Sasha Martin talks to us about her journey of cooking a dish from every country in the world. HIGHLIGHTS What Causes us to Ignore Our Spark Moments How a Recipe Book Turned into a Memoir The Search for a Sense of Belonging…
How to Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson
Nov 10, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode of the podcast, writer, coach, and co-founder of the investment firm Rose Park advisors talks about incorporating the principles of disruptive innovation into our lives. HIGHLIGHTS Dealing with and Resolving Parental Expectations Why Some…
Make Your Work More Compelling with Tara Gentile
Nov 8, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode of the podcast business strategist Tara Gentile talks about how to make your work more compelling and yourself more effective. HIGHLIGHTS Developing a Sense of Abundance Living a Priority to Driven Life Where We Inherit Our Beliefs About…
Designing a More Self Aware Life with Whitney Hess
Nov 3, 2015 • 62 min
In this episode of the podcast, Whitney Hess talks about designing a more self aware life and the power of empathy to become more effective leaders. HIGHLIGHTS Uncovering the the Desires that Drive Us Lessons in Self Sufficiency from Being an Only Child…
Creating a Platform That Gets People to Come to You with Patrick Janelle
Nov 1, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode of the podcast, Instagram Photographer Patrick Janelle talks about how creating a platform for your work that gets people to come to you. HIGHLIGHTS How Multiple Art for Forms can Impact Your Work Communication Lessons from Working on The…
The Power of Expanded Awareness with John Assaraf
Oct 27, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode, spiritual entrepreneur, philanthropist, and teacher John Assaraf talks about the power of expanding your awareness. HIGHLIGHTS Changing Paths from a Life of Crime The Innate Desire to Feel Worthy Shifting Paradigms to Create a Sense of…
Making Our Childhood Dreams Come True as Adults with Steph Halligan
Oct 25, 2015 • 48 min
In this episode motivational cartoonist and creator of Art to Self, Steph Halligan joins us to talk about how to make our childhood dreams come true as adults. HIGHLIGHTS The Power of Doing Things Unrelated to Your Primary Work Why We Need to Feed Our…
Finding New Beginnings in our Endings with Geraldine Deruiter
Oct 20, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode, Geraldine Deruiter, creator and author of the popular travel blog Everywhereist, talks about how to find new beginnings in our endings. HIGHLIGHTS Why a Sincere Perspective Can be as Powerful as a Useful One Making Our Creative Work…
A Soulful Exploration of Inner Wisdom with Susan Piver
Oct 18, 2015 • 59 min
In this episode of the podcast, Buddhist teacher and meditation instructor Susan Piver joins us for a soulful exploration of inner wisdom and talks about how to incorporate a mindfulness practice into your life. HIGHLIGHTS The Exploration of Our Inner…
The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship with Dan Martell
Oct 13, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode of the podcast, Dan Martell talks about his journey from ending up in jail for drug related charges to starting and investing in multiple successful companies, and about the inner game of entrepreneurship HIGHLIGHTS Changing a narrative of…
Truly Human Leadership with Bob Chapman
Oct 11, 2015 • 44 min
Bob Chapman is a different kind of leader, one who treats the employees who work for him like members of his family. And what Bob refers to as Truly human leadership has not only led to increased employee satisfaction, but record growth for this company.…
How to Live Well and Die Well With Greg Hartle – Part 2
Oct 6, 2015 • 86 min
In this special 2 part episode, Greg Hartle, a mentor and friend who played played an instrumental role in the development of Unmistakable Creative returns to the show for one of the year’s most riveting and thought provoking conversations about how to…
How to Live Well and Die Well With Greg Hartle- Part 1
Oct 4, 2015 • 80 min
In this special 2 part episode, Greg Hartle, a mentor and friend who played played an instrumental role in the development of Unmistakable Creative returns to the show for one of the year’s most riveting and thought provoking conversations about how to…
Overcoming Resistance in Our Work and Our Life with Kary Oberbrunner
Sep 29, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode of the podcast, author, speaker and coach Kary Oberbrunner joins us to talk about overcoming resistance in our work and and our lives, dealing with our perfectionist tendencies and much more. HIGHLIGHTS Dealing with and Overcoming…
Unconventional Wisdom on Habits and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin
Sep 27, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode of Unmistakable Creative, author of the The Happiness Project, and Better than Before joins us to share unconventional wisdom on habits and happiness. HIGHLIGHTS: Manageable and Realistic Ways to Become Happier Why We Need a Burning Desire…
Finding Your Creative Identity with Aerosyn Lex
Sep 22, 2015 • 62 min
In this episode of the podcast, artist and designer Aerosyn Lex whose work has been exhibited and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and who has collaborated with iconic brands and individuals like Kanye West and Nike joins us to talk about the process of…
Anything You Want with Derek Sivers
Sep 20, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode of the podcast, musician, programer, author and CD baby founder Derek Sivers joins us to talk about creating a life that enables you get anything you want. HIGHLIGHTS: The impact of continually moving around on Derek’s life How to be an…
Behind the Scenes at Unmistakable HQ
Sep 17, 2015 • 16 min
In this short Friday behind the scenes episode, we talk about how our first animated series in partnership with Soulpancake came to be. HIGHLIGHTS An introduction to our CEO Brian Koehn A simple tip to build relationships with people in high demand…
The Character Traits of Effective Leaders with Scott Eblin
Sep 15, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode Scott Eblin joins us to talk about the power of presence and character traits of effective leaders. HIGHLIGHTS The tremendous importance of presence in order for us to be effective How being in roles where you’re close can impact your…
Psychology, Mindset and Leadership Lessons from a Navy Seal with Christopher Fussell
Sep 13, 2015 • 57 min
In this episode of the of the Unmistakable Creative, aid de camp to general Stanley Mcchrystal and Navy seal Chris Fussel joins us to share psychology, mindset and leadership lessons from how the challenges faced in Iraq can be relevant to countless…
Asking a More Beautiful Question with Warren Berger
Sep 8, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode, author Warren Berger joins us to talk about the power of leveraging questions to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. HIGHLIGHTS How asking questions drives innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship The importance of…
Steal the Show with Michael Port
Sep 6, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode, author Michael Port returns to the show to share lessons learned from a 9 year acting career, and how we perform our best in high stakes situations. HIGHLIGHTS: Understanding the difference between approval and results How Michael turned…
Why Talent is Overrated and Humans are Underrated with Geoff Colvin
Sep 1, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode of the podcast, Fortune senior editor Geoff Colvin joins us to discuss what accounts for the difference between people who are mediocre and super achievers, and the skills that will be essential to our success in the future. HIGHLIGHTS:…
Living with Ambition and Ease with Tonya Leigh
Aug 30, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, former critical care nurse Tonya Leigh joins us to talk about lessons learned from the dying, and learning to living with ambition and ease. HIGHLIGHTS Making the conscious decision to slow down the pace of…
Finding the Meaning in Our Losses with Cole Hatter
Aug 25, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode of the podcast, Cole Hatter joins us to share life lessons from his time as a firefighter, and the loss of two friends in a tragic accident. HIGHLIGHTS: Doing meaningful work that is profitable The power of systems in your business How…
The Art of Living a Noteworthy Life with Bob Goff
Aug 23, 2015 • 60 min
In one of the most heartwarming conversations of 2015, author-humanitarian and attorney Bob Goff joins us to talk about love, what we’re made to do, and living a life filled with whimsy. HIGHLIGHTS What you’re able to do vs what you are made to do…
Uncovering the Archetypes that Lead to a Calling with John Bukaty
Aug 18, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, live event artist John Bukaty shares his incredibly journey from college football player to becoming a Rock n Roll painter . HIGHLIGHTS The journey from football player to artist Dealing with several tragic losses in a row…
Harnessing the Power of Your Authentic Voice with Todd Henry
Aug 16, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode, Accidental Creative founder Todd Henry returns to the show to talk about the keys to harnessing the power of your authentic and creating work that resonates with other people. HIGHLIGHTS Giving ourselves space and freedom for exploration…
The Tremendous Power of Showing up Everyday with Sean D’ Souza
Aug 11, 2015 • 56 min
In this episode of the podcast, Sean D Souza joins us to share is journey from comic artist for India’s newspapers to running a wildly successful copywriting business. HIGHLIGHTS Writing comic strips for Indian newspapers How adversity gives us an…
The Transhumanist Who is Running for President with Zoltan Istvan
Aug 9, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode, Transhumanist 2016 Presidential candidate, Zoltan Istvan talks to us about how artificial intelligence will impact the future of humanity and government. HIGHLIGHTS Developing the belief to accomplish audacious goals like running for…
A Lightbulb Moment with Mike Del Ponte
Aug 4, 2015 • 41 min
In this episode SOMA Water Filter founder Mike DelPonte shares his story of how a light bulb moment lit the spark for starting his company and the essential questions to ask in order to discover our calling. HIGHLIGHTS The three questions to ask if you…
A Notebook as a Platform for Your Imagination With Erik Fabian
Aug 2, 2015 • 54 min
In this episode of the podcast, Moleskine’s director of brand and public relations, Erik Fabian, joins us to talk about how a notebook can serve as a platform your imagination and the pillars of an iconic brand. HIGHLIGHTS Erik’s early influences from art…
Living an Insanely Productive Life with Chris Bailey
Jul 28, 2015 • 53 min
In this episode of the podcast, Chris Bailey talks about lessons learned from a year of conducting experiments in productivity. HIGHLIGHTS –A series of productivity experiments that led to Chris’ year long project Learning to see what our potential future…
From Living in a Trailer to a House of Moxie With Ashley Ambirge
Jul 26, 2015 • 41 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Middle Finger Project Ashley Ambirge returns to the show to share her journey from living in a trailer to a house of moxie and wildly successful copywriting business. HIGHLIGHTS: How moments in our childhood can shape…
Taking the Risk of a Career Do Over with Jon Acuff
Jul 21, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode of the podcast writer and speaker Jon Acuff talks about writing multiple books and the critical ingredients for a career do over. HIGHLIGHTS How creative frustration led to the star of Jon’s first blog Why we have a tendency to write off…
Unlearning Everything You Know About Business with David Heinemeier Hansson
Jul 19, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemmer Hanson talks about unlearning everything that we know about business. HIGHLIGHTS: How being a blog reader lead to becoming the co-founder of a company The power of exposing…
Rewriting the Story of Your Life With Donald Miller
Jul 14, 2015 • 57 min
Don Miller fell in love writing at a very early age, when believed he was naive enough to make a living at it. Writing a newsgroup newsletter for the local church lit the spark for a writing career that has spanned many years and several best sellers.…
Mysteries at the Heart of the Human Experience with Rob Bell
Jul 12, 2015 • 53 min
Rob’s early curiosity about life’s big questions planted the seeds for reinventing the experience of church and creating a community with room for doubt, discovery and belief HIGHLIGHTS Rob’s early curiosity about life’s big questions Creating a community…
Integrating Health and Fitness into the Bigger Picture of Your Life with Ted Ryce
Jul 7, 2015 • 69 min
In this episode, through the lens of a riveting life story that involves the tragic losses of both a mother and sibling Ted Ryce discusses how we integrate health and fitness into the bigger picture of our lives. HIGHLIGHTS Learning to resolve incredibly…
The Pillars of a Meaningful Life with Phillip Mckernan
Jul 5, 2015 • 70 min
In one of the most inspiring and poetic conversations of 2015 Phillip Mckernan talks about the pillars of a meaningful life. HIGHLIGHTS: How a culture can enrich you at your core Taking the time to figure who we are and how we want to express it in the…
The Magic of Possibility with Michael Grandinetti
Jun 30, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode of the podcast, illusionist and magician Michael Grandinetti talks about bringing a larger than life vision to your work, the power of not knowing what you can’t do and the magic of possibility. HIGHLIGHTS: The power of not knowing what…
Why You Should Never Miss an Opportunity to be Fabulous with Tina Seelig
Jun 28, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode of the podcast, author, educator, and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures program, Tina Seelig talks about why most rules are just recommendations, the power of writing a resume of your failures, reframing problems to…
The Art of Thinking Clearly with Mathias Jakobsen
Jun 23, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, creator of Think Clearly, Mathias Jakobsen talks about how to use pen and paper develop a practice for hatching your visions and making them come true. HIGHLIGHTS: How computer programming resulted an infinite supply of…
Honoring the Intentions of Your Legacy with Patti Digh
Jun 21, 2015 • 53 min
In this episode of the podcast, author Patti Digh talks about honoring the intentions of our legacy, writing in our truest voice, and not getting caught up in the stories we tell ourselves. HIGHLIGHTS Why we never know where we are in the journey of life…
The Art of Documentary Film Making with Max Lugavere
Jun 16, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, documentary filmmaker Max Lugevere shares his story about how a mother experiencing cognitive decline led him down the path of making a documentary film called BREAD HEAD HIGHLIGHTS: Uncovering your personal…
Leadership Lessons From the Maestro’s Podium with Itay Talgam
Jun 14, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode of The Unmistakable, creative Itay Talgam shares leadership lessons from the conductors podium and his new book, The Ignorant Maestro HIGHLIGHTS Observing of ourselves through the mirror of an orchestra conductor Early signs of veering off…
Infusing Entrepreneurship into the Classroom with Kevin Brookhouser
Jun 9, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, educator and high school teacher Kevin Brookhouser talks about how he infuses entrepreneurship into the classroom and the power of what he calls 20 times projects: HIGHLIGHTS The role that technology is…
Accepting The Transparent Reality of Your Core Identity with Wesley Chapman
Jun 7, 2015 • 76 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative Wesley Chapman shares his personal story of 12 documented suicide attempts, and the tremendous power of accepting the transparent reality of our core identities HIGHLIGHTS: Wes’ experience with 12 document…
The DNA of a Storyteller with Robert Kurson
Jun 2, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode author Robert Kurson shares his journey from being an F-student in high school, to a desperately unhappy Harvard educated Lawyer and eventual New York Times Bestselling Author HIGHLIGHTS: A formative relationship that played a fundamental…
Born to Be An Artist with James Victore
May 31, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, artist and designer James Victore shares his personal journey, what’s required to succeed in a creative career, and uncovering the defining ethos of our lives. HIGHLIGHTS: Staying on the creative path…
Sculpting a Career That Has Spanned Multiple Decades with Nancy Schon
May 25, 2015 • 53 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable creative, Nancy Schon talks about her career as a sculptor that has spanned multiple decades. Her sculptures have included iconic public works projects such as Make Way for Ducklings in Boston Public Garden, The…
Bringing Together The Most Influential People in Our Culture with Jon Levy
May 24, 2015 • 51 min
What started out as Jon Levy’s social experiment to bring together the most influential people in our culture, evolved into Influencer Dinners, the Manhattan dinner party where deals are made. The guests have included masters of industry and finance,…
How to Create Unmistakable Customer Experiences with Steve Sims
May 19, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, Bluefish founder Steve Sims discusses how he creates unique once in a lifetime memories for his clients that have included supersonic military flight jets in Russia, subversive dives in the Atlantic to view the Titanic and…
Conversations and Stories that Make the Camera Disappear with Sam Jones
May 17, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode, celebrity photographer and Offcamera Host Sam Jones discusses the art of of storytelling, photojournalism, and how he manages to continually produce authentic conversations that seem to make the cameras disappear. HIGHLIGHTS Creating the…
The Life and Times of a Professional Drummer with Rich Redmond
May 12, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, professional drummer Rich Redmond talks to us about the realities of “making it” in the music industry. Highlights Why we find our true callings in life no matter what The power of using music to change lives…
The Sacred Contracts of Our Lives With Suzannah Scully
May 10, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable creative, Suzannah Scully whose clients included individuals and organizations such as Apple, Sony, and Eventbrite talks about the sacred contracts that drive our lives, and the difference between purpose and passion.…
Creating a Blueprint For Your Heritage with Easkey Britton
May 5, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode pro-surfer/filmmaker Easkey Britton whose grandmother brought the very first surfboard back to Ireland, share her story of a heritage that has been passed on from generation to generation and across international borders. Her relationship…
The Psychology of Visionaries with Justine Musk
May 3, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode, Justine Musk returns to the show to discuss creativity, emotional resonance and the psychology of visionary leaders like Elon Musk, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, David Bowie and many others. Highlights The questions that we need to ask in an…
Making the Impossible Possible with Tim Ferriss
Apr 28, 2015 • 58 min
In this episode of the podcast, Tim Ferriss returns to the show to talk about making the impossible possible, peak performance, and his new show The Tim Ferriss experiment. Highlights The pivotal moments of Tim Ferris’ early life Learning to develop an…
Bringing Color Into Your Life When You Have No Vision with John Bramblitt
Apr 26, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode of the podcast visually impaired artist John Bramblitt talks about how losing his eyesight became the catalyst for learning how to paint and how we can bring color into our lives when we have no vision. How art got John through an…
Lessons Learned from 100 Days of Rejection with Jia Jiang
Apr 21, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode Jia Jiang shares his story of how he turned 100 days of rejection into a life changing experience and a full blown movement including a published book and the creation of something called the rejection gym. Why there’s no such thing as a…
Living a Fully Actualized Life with Antonio Neves
Apr 19, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast millenial expert and award winning journalist Antonio Neves shares his journey from first generation college student to working as a business correspondent, host and producer with top networks including NBC, PBS ,…
The Evolution of an Unmistakable Signature with Mars Dorian
Apr 14, 2015 • 48 min
Mars Dorian’s work has been an integral part of The Unmistakable Creative brand. In this episode of the podcast, he discusses how he discovered his calling at an early age, growing up with creative parents and how he eventually developed such a…
A Journey to the Crossroads of Should and Must with Elle Luna
Apr 12, 2015 • 53 min
The crossroads of “should” and “must” is a place we all come to eventually, though many don’t recognize it when it comes OR the importance of the decisions we make once we are there. Elle Luna is the one who coined the phrase, and to her, this crossroads…
Consciously Choosing the Reality That We Create With Dave Vanderveen
Apr 7, 2015 • 62 min
In this episode of the podcast, Dave Vanderveen, founder of the energy drink company XS talks all about what it means to consciously choose the reality that we create. It’s an eye opening looking into a building a foundation for becoming your best self…
Navigating The Emotional Journey Of Entrepreneurship With Lucas Carlson
Apr 5, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode of the podcast, Lucas Carlson talks all about navigating the emotional journey of entrepreneurship and building a business as a tool for personal growth. Lessons in creativity learned from the world of computer programming The ins and outs…
Conducting a Process of Deep Self Inquiry Through Mindfulness with Vincent Horn
Mar 31, 2015 • 43 min
In this episode of the podcast, Bhuddist Geeks founder, Vincent Horn discusses how to conduct a deep process of self inquiry through mindfulness and meditation., Highlights Defining moments that alter our career paths Transcending your personal ego and…
The Secrets of Seducing Strangers with Josh Weltman
Mar 28, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, 25 year creative director and Mad Men co producer Josh Weltman who helped make Don Draper act and sound like a genius discusses his new book, Seducing strangers, and the art of persuasion through advertising.…
Using Non-Verbal Communication to Change Human Behavior with Mark Bowden
Mar 24, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode of the podcast Mark Bowden talks about the power of body language, and how non-verbal communication can be utilized for influence, persuasion and changing human behavior. Dealing with the stigmas that come with dyslexia Lessons from the…
What Improv Can Teach Us About Creation, Collaboration, and Communication with Tom Yorton
Mar 22, 2015 • 50 min
In this episode of the podcast, Tom Yorton, CEO of SecondCity Works, Chicago’s world renown improv theater whose alumni include Steven Colbert, Tina Fey and many other high profile comedians talks about what the world of improv can teach us about…
The Voice That Whispers Inside
Mar 19, 2015 • 2 min
In today’s special solo episode of the podcast, I decided to share a short preview of our latest writing project, The Compass. In today’s special solo episode of the podcast, I decided to share a short preview of our latest writing project, The Compass.…
Learning to See Yourself as An Artist with Lisa Congdon
Mar 17, 2015 • 50 min
Lisa Congdon didn’t start drawing or painting until she was 30. In this episode of the podcast Lisa talks about her journey from doing education reform work in the non-profit world to making a full time living as an artist. Highlights A painting class…
The History of Money with Kabir Sehgal
Mar 15, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode of the show Kabir Seghal discusses his new book Coined, the history of money and how it is has shaped us. What’s happening in the brain when we deal with money Our physiological responses to money An interesting look at how different…
Lessons in Communication from a Fugitive on the Run with Peter Young
Mar 10, 2015 • 45 min
Peter Young is an animal right activist who went on a cross country run in which he cut fences to free mink from farms, which resulted in a potential life sentence, and becoming a fugitive on the run for 7 years. The punk rock roots of Peter’s calling…
Finding the Thread Of Our Deepest Desire with Jen Louden
Mar 8, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode Jen Louden returns to the show discuss telling stories, finding out what’s true for you,and uncovering the thread of our deepest desire Creative roadblocks and falling apart moments Overcoming our environments to reach our creative…
Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities with Ryan Holiday
Mar 3, 2015 • 41 min
Ryan Holiday dropped out of college to spend his early 20’s working for masters of their craft like Robert Greene and Tucker Max. A conversation at a conference turned him on to the world of stoic philosophy and led to the publication of his most recent…
Finding The Sweet Spot in Your Work with Michael Gebben
Mar 1, 2015 • 64 min
Michael Gebben found himself exhausted by his work, and hiding from this clients. In this inspiring conversation he talks identifying the sweet spot in our work and getting back to doing the things we love. Highlights: Going the extra mile in all the work…
What to do When It’s Your Turn with Seth Godin
Feb 24, 2015 • 43 min
In this episode of The Unmistakable Creative, Seth Godin returns to the show to discuss his new book, It’s Your Turn. Leveraging books as a tool to change the people around you Writing a book that begs to be shared and gets under people’s skin The choice…
Creating Your Immortal Beautiful Work with Jennifer Boykin
Feb 22, 2015 • 51 min
In this episode of the podcast, Life After Tampons creator Jennifer Boykin discusses what it takes to create your immortal beautiful work, getting comfortable with something unplanned happening and how we can use mastery of one craft to build confidence…
The Instigator’s Compass: A Sneak Preview
Feb 19, 2015 • 4 min
In this short episode of the podcast, I wanted to do something a little bit different. As I've mentioned in a few previous episodes, we're currently working on a new writing project called The Compass, a creator's guide to Instigating something that…
Finding The Work That’s In Your Heart with Faris and Rosie Yakob
Feb 17, 2015 • 53 min
When Faris Yakob proposed to his wife Rosie, he also suggested they quit their jobs and travel the world. The result has been a 98 week journey of creating work that’s in their heart, and the formation of their business, Genius Steals. Episode Highlights…
The Power of Connectional Intelligence with Erica Dhawan
Feb 15, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, Erica Dhawan talks about connectional intelligence and how we can leverage knowledge, ambition and human capital to create something meaningful in the world. Episode Highlights Using business as tool for…
The Art of Skill Development With Dan Fagella
Feb 10, 2015 • 37 min
In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, Dan Fagella talks to us about the art and science of skill development through the lens of martial arts and positive psychology. The tenets of sports psychology that can apply to your life Lessons from the…
The Business of Spreading Ideas with Al Pittampalli
Feb 8, 2015 • 50 min
Al Pitampalli’s frustration with endless meetings and other things that don’t seem to have a purpose led to what he calls a meetings revolution. In this episode we discuss his experience as one of Seth Godin’s first alternative MBA students, publishing a…
Drawing to Make Sense of the World with Dave Gray
Feb 3, 2015 • 45 min
In this episode, Dave Gray discusses his journey from the world of traditional journalism to helping large organizations clarify, communicate and achieve their goals. We also discuss how you can use drawing to make sense of the world and solve our own…
The Power of Visual Note Taking with Mike Rohde
Feb 1, 2015 • 55 min
Mike Rohde found himself incredibly frustrated with his note taking efforts. Instead of trying to capture all of the information he was hearing ,he decided focus on capturing only those things that were most meaningful to him, and add visual elements to…
Designing Your Environment For Optimal Performance and Creativity with Jim Bunch
Jan 27, 2015 • 68 min
In this episode of the show we speak with entrepreneur and coach Jim Bunch about rapid transformation, why will power fails to change the behavior of 96% of people and, how you can design your environment for optimal performance and and creativity. Why…
How to Steal Like an Artist with Austin Kleon
Jan 25, 2015 • 54 min
Austin Kleon is one of those adults who hasn’t stopped drawing since he was a kid. His ongoing passion for drawing and writing eventually lead to to becoming a best selling author of books like like Steal Like an Artist, Show your Work and Newspaper…
The Journey of a Y Combinator Startup Founder with Mattan Griffel
Jan 20, 2015 • 55 min
As an NYU undergraduate, Mattan Griffel had aspirations for a career in finance. But getting rejected from over 100 jobs he applied drastically altered the course of his career ultimately leading to the launch of the Ycombinator startup One Month.…
The Art of Producing Reality TV with Jerry Kolber
Jan 18, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with reality television producer about Jerry Kolber about his work on shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, National Geographic documentaries and Brain Games. We also talk about why the story you’re telling is…
The Making of Macgyver With Lee Zlotoff
Jan 13, 2015 • 56 min
In this episode of the podcast we speak with Macgyer creator Lee Zlotoff about the making of his hit TV show which has remained on their air across the world for 30 years, and using what he calls the Macgyver methodd to engage the enormous capabilities of…
From Business School to Broadway Producer with Vivek Tiwary
Jan 11, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Vivak Tiwary about his journey from business school to producing Broadway musicals and working with artists like Greenday, Alanis Morisette and many others. Highlights The cultural conflict of doing what you…
A Mission to Become Insanely Productive with Andrew Filev
Jan 6, 2015 • 43 min
In this episode of the show we speak with Wrike founder and CEO Andrew Filev about his mission to become insanely productive. Highlights Cultural influences of a post-Soviet world Building perseverance and becoming resourceful Why time is our most…
The Science of Gratitude and Simple Behavioral Change with UJ Ramdas
Jan 4, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode of the show, we speak with behavioral scientist and FiveMinute Journal Founder UJ Ramdas about the science of gratitude and simple behavioral change UJ’s earlier cultural influences The journey of self inquiry Why momentum is critical How…
The Best of 2014: From Maximizing Income to Maximizing Impact with Nicke Reese
Dec 30, 2014 • 59 min
In this interview we wrap up 2014 by revisiting our interview with Nick Reese Like many young people, Nick Reese was wildly ambitious. While that ambition became the driving force of his entrepreneurial efforts, matters of the heart interfered. What…
Joe Loya- The Best of 2014: Confessions of a Bank Robber
Dec 28, 2014 • 79 min
Today we continue our best of 2014 series. Joe Loya’s life trajectory of rising up and moving forward took a radically different turn after losing his mother at an an early age, and stabbing his father in the neck at the age of 16. This was beginning of…
The Best of 2014: The Moment Everything Starts With Sarah Peck
Dec 23, 2014 • 59 min
In this best of 2014 episode, we revisit our interview with Sarah Peck. Sarah is an writer/designer/entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat we discuss lessons she’s learned on her journey from college swim…
The Best of 2014: Mastering the Craft of Writing with Dani Shapiro
Dec 21, 2014 • 70 min
In today's episode we look back at one of our best episodes of the year. Dani Shapiro has made her living as a writer for more than 20 years. In this interview we have an in-depth discussion about working artists and what it takes to master the craft of…
The 8 Foundations of Peak Performance with Jeff Spencer
Dec 16, 2014 • 46 min
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Olympic coach Jeff Spencer about the secrets of peak performance and success Highlights: Why will and talent aren’t enough for success How mentors can alter our paths in lives The reason we shouldn’t fight…
Playing Bigger in Our Lives and Careers with Tara Sophia Mohr
Dec 14, 2014 • 28 min
In this episode of I speak with Tara Sophia Mohr about why people play small, and what helps us play big in our lives and careers from the inside out. And applications for our annual event, The Instigator Experience are now open. If you’re looing an event…
The Instigator Series: Turning Setbacks into Comebacks With Christina Rasmussen
Dec 13, 2014 • 56 min
Today we wrap up our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews and unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our final instigator experience is Christina Rasmussen who talks to us about overcoming losses and dealing…
Crowdfunding Your Dreams with Clay Hebert
Dec 12, 2014 • 60 min
Our 7th Instigator is Clay Hebert, who was one of Seth Godin's first alternative MBA students and has helped over 80 entrepreneurs raise over 20 million dollars across various crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo Our 7th Instigator is…
The Instigator Series: Harnessing the Media to Touch Hearts and Minds with Brigitte Lyons
Dec 11, 2014 • 50 min
Today we continue our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our 6th instigator is Brigitte Lyons PR and media specialist that helps people craft a media messages that…
Creating Your Own Little Corner of the World with Linda Sivertsen
Dec 10, 2014 • 59 min
Today we continue our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our 5th instigator is experience Linda Sivertsen, book midwife who has helped best selling authors build…
The Instigator Series: Visionary Leadership and Transforming Higher Education with Victor Saad
Dec 9, 2014 • 43 min
Today we continue our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our 4th instigator is experience Institute Founder Victor Saad. By designing his own education through a…
The Instigator Series: Finding the Tribe That Ignites Your Soul with Jadah Sellner
Dec 8, 2014 • 53 min
Today we continue our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews and unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our 3rd instigator instigator is Jadah Sellner, community builder and founder of…
The Instigator Series: Telling An Unmistakable Story With Janelle Hanchett
Dec 7, 2014 • 53 min
Today we continue our instigator series in which we revisit their interviews unveil the speakers for our annual event, The Instigator Experience. Our second instigator is Janelle Hanchett , the masterful storyteller and the founder of Rengade Mothering,…
The Instigator Series: Creating the Lifelines For Your Growth With Charlie Hoehn
Dec 6, 2014 • 58 min
Today we begin our instigator series, in which we revisit their interviews and unveil the speakers for our annual, event The Instigator Experience. Our first Instigator is Charile Hoehn, who has worked as Tim Ferriss’ Director of Special Projects, as…
Healing the World One Conversation at a Time with Mark Goulston
Dec 2, 2014 • 60 min
In this episode Mark Goultson shares insight from his career as a psyhciatrist, and FBI hostage negotiation trainer on how we can use communication and conversation to get through to anyone. Highlights Learning to Hack into Your Future The power of…
How to Make Life Better by Being More Creative With Stu Mclaren
Nov 30, 2014 • 51 min
In this interview Stu Mclaren discusses how to make our lives and our businesses better by being more creative. Highlights When you feel like a square peg in a round hole Overcoming our need for acceptance The importance of action and putting one foot in…
Building a Community Through New York’s Largest Tech Meetup with Jessica Lawrence
Nov 25, 2014 • 60 min
In this episode Jessica Lawrence walks us through her journey to becoming a young Girl Scout council CEO in the country to her role as executive director of New York’s largest tech meetup. Episode Higlights: Jessica's journey to becoming a young Girl…
Consciously Designing Your Life and Career with Joey Coleman
Nov 23, 2014 • 63 min
In this episode Joey Coleman discusses how we consciously design our lives and careers and while creating remarkable experiences for other people. Connecting the dots of our career paths The different modalities of how our brain works Dealing with our…
Creating What You Want to See Exist in the World with Noah Kagan
Nov 18, 2014 • 49 min
In this episode Noah Kagan talks about creating what we want to see exist in the world, building AppSumo, and being employee #30 at Facebook. The impact of being raised by immigrants Overcoming our cultural conditioning Understanding what it is you really…
Chewing on Life’s Big Questions with Soulpancake Creative Director Golriz Lucina
Nov 16, 2014 • 49 min
Golriz, Creative Director at Soul Pancake, talks about how the work happens behind the scenes. In this episode, hear: Making change in bite-size chunks How music connects us Taking leaps The creative process behind Soul Pancake Resources: Soul Pancake…
The Emotional Truth of Tucker Max
Nov 11, 2014 • 68 min
3-time NY Times best-selling author, Tucker, shares his story of lost opportunities and self-destruction, and how the key to getting over traumas is to give away what you never had. In this episode, hear: Turning luck into talent Why “fake it ’til you…
Understanding The Most Misunderstood Man in the World With Glenn Beck
Nov 9, 2014 • 87 min
Captivating storyteller and sometimes controversial media personality and entrepreneur, Glenn Beck, shares his personal story of going through rock-bottom into what his future is with The Blaze TV. He talks about why we become our best selves because of…
The Man Behind Google’s Fiercest Competitor With Gabriel Weinberg
Nov 4, 2014 • 48 min
Whether you’re working on a startup or building a movement, the success begins with traction. Gabe joins us to talk about applying the principles in his book to our own businesses, to create customer acquisition and growth. In this episode, hear:…
The Man Who Rode a Bike from Berlin To India with Thomas Jakel
Nov 2, 2014 • 48 min
Thomas’ journey was not just about going from Berlin to India, but about continuing to move in the right direction and taking action on his bold ideas. He joins us to talk about what it takes and what he’s learned. Separating scarcity from abundance…
The Science of Smarter and More Meaningful Spending with Elizabeth Dunn
Oct 28, 2014 • 48 min
Co-author of Happy Money, Elizabeth joins us to talk about the research she’s done on spending and the ways in which spending (or not) can give us better experiences and increase happiness. She helps us to apply this to our daily lives. In this episode,…
From Special Education to a PHD at Yale with Scott Barry Kaufman
Oct 26, 2014 • 43 min
Scott’s scientific work in intelligence and creativity inspires our conversation with him on education, imagination, and analyzing our labels. In this episode, hear: Labels and expectations The grain of our nature Measuring and developing imagination…
Managing Uncertainty and Continually Doing the Best Work of Your Life With Julien Smith
Oct 21, 2014 • 44 min
NYT Bestselling author and CEO of Breather, Julien, returns to the show to talk about managing uncertainty and constantly doing the best work of our lives.In this episode, hear: Detecting patterns How technology is a series of Jenga blocks Creation with…
Overcoming Learned Helplessness and Understanding Irrational Behavior with Dan Ariely
Oct 19, 2014 • 57 min
NYT Best-selling author and behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, shares his perspectives on suffering, irrational behavior, and how most time management systems allow others to hijack our time. In this episode, hear: What causes people to be more resilient?…
Finding The Impact that Feeds Our Souls
Oct 15, 2014 • 53 min
Jadah has quickly built a thriving community with Simple Green Smoothies. She shares why sometimes it’s ok to let go of our dreams, how we get back up again, and finding the impact that feeds our souls. In this episode, hear: Dreaming big and finding your…
How to Have a One Hour Orgasm With Kim Anami
Oct 12, 2014 • 62 min
As a sex, life, and intimacy coach, Kim shares how sex can be a place for personal growth and wellness. She teaches us how we can tap into the life force of sex, as a place where we can quiet the chatter of the mind and of massive transformation. In this…
5 Scientific Steps To Happiness Through Creativity with Alton and Carrie Barron
Oct 7, 2014 • 54 min
Authors of The Creativity Cure (A Do-it-Yourself Prescription for Happiness) and physicians, Carrie & Alton Barron, share the importance of creative action in fueling happiness. They cover the five psychologically-researched steps to achieving deeper…
Making a Legacy Career Move and Producing The Film, Pretty Woman with Gary Goldstein
Oct 5, 2014 • 55 min
Having produced movies such as the iconic Pretty Woman, Gary takes us to the story behind the story, why we need to hear “no”, and the importance of failure in our lives. In this episode, hear: How do you let go of self-judgment? Scraped knees and failure…
Building a Venture Funded Startup after a Four Year Prison Sentence with Frederick Hutson
Sep 30, 2014 • 52 min
Launched and sold his first business by age 19 while on active duty in the Air Force, indicted at age 23 for trafficking marijuana. A serial entrepreneur and natural born hustler, Frederick joins us to talk about his lessons from four years in federal…
The Surprising Science of Selflessness with Elizabeth Svoboda
Sep 28, 2014 • 50 min
Science writer, Elizabeth Svboda shares insights from her book about the science behind altruism and selflessness, and how we can make that into a practice. How do you keep skepticism from turning into cynicism? Turning difficult points into redemption…
Mindfulness as the Path to Change with Toku
Sep 23, 2014 • 55 min
From a touring rock band roadie to life in a monastery, Gentoku dives into acceptance, connecting to our deeper selves, and using every day activities as a “container for our practice”. In this episode: How checkboxes and filling other’s obligations takes…
How 52 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life with Megan Gebhart
Sep 21, 2014 • 48 min
Megan started a year-long expedition to have a single cup of coffee with a different person every week to see what she could learn about life and careers. She shares her conversations ranging from co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, to Seth Godin, to a…
The Creation of Atari and Finding The Next Steve Jobs with Nolan Bushnell
Sep 16, 2014 • 59 min
Nolan, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese and Steve Jobs’ mentor, shares views on education, reconnecting with your curiosity, and developing creativity to connect it to our vision. In this episode: How do we better prepare people for today’s society?…
Turning Pain into a Movement with Kevin Honeycutt
Sep 9, 2014 • 45 min
Kevin grew up in poverty, the son of an alcoholic outlaw, and turned his life into serving and shaking up the education system. His insights reach far beyond transforming education, but in how we break free from indoctrination and turning pain into a…
Using Your Voice, Escape from Child Soldier to Hip Hop Artist with Emmanuel Jal
Sep 7, 2014 • 57 min
Emmanuel recounts his gripping story from his time as a child soldier of Sudan’s civil war, to escape and rescue. A war child turned activist and rising hip-hop artist, hear how Emmanuel uses his voice to help those who can’t speak for themselves, how…
Developing a Tolerance for Risk and Failure with Billy Murphy
Sep 2, 2014 • 45 min
Billy started his first job after college, soon realizing this typical path wasn’t for him. Instead, he began a career as a professional poker player, eventually scaling it into a successful multi-entity business and founded Forever Jobless. He shares…
Overcoming the Loss of a Child Part-2 With Lisa DeLong
Aug 31, 2014 • 38 min
In the conclusion of our two-part interview with Lisa, we go deeper into her life after losing her son and how that has taught her how to live with sorrow and joy equally. In this episode, hear about: We're really good at trying to be like everyone else…
Overcoming the Loss of a Child Part-1 With Lisa DeLong
Aug 26, 2014 • 54 min
In this special two-part episode, Lisa shares her grief in coping with the loss of a child, followed by navigating the sickness of another child, and her journey from religion to an unexpected shift in spirituality. Resources: Lisa’s Website Joe Loya…
Rewriting our Narratives of Brokenness with Esme Wang
Aug 24, 2014 • 46 min
Esm&eacute; shares her courageous journey of writing her way through struggles bipolar, Cotard&#39;s Delusion, and a medication-resistant form of schizophrenia, and how we can shift our own narratives of brokenness through our own creative expressions.…
Think Better and Live Longer With Ben Greenfield
Aug 19, 2014 • 51 min
In this episode, Ben shares how he uses bio-feedback, specific practices, and supplements to think better and perform optimally. Episode Highlights: Homeschooling, and how to cultivate creativity in an indoctrinated system. How to use bio feedback, cold…
The House for All Saints and Sinners With Nadia Bolz Weber
Aug 12, 2014 • 50 min
Her frustrations with organized religion caused Nadia to create the kind of church that she wanted to attend. What started out as a living room congregation, eventually grew into the House for All Sinners and Saints. In this episode, hear: How and why…
Taking Epic Journeys into the Unknown with Chris Plough
Aug 10, 2014 • 59 min
An epic journey of driving an ambulance from the UK to Mongolia became a turning point in Chris Plough's life. When he returned to the United States, he realized that he could not return to the life he was living before. In this episode, hear about:…
How The World Sees You at Your Best with Sally Hogshead
Aug 5, 2014 • 44 min
Sally Hoghsead discovered her fascination with brands at the start of her career. In this episode, we take a look at discovering how the world sees you at your best, and how to apply it to every aspect of your life. Finding work that truly speaks to you…
Taking Action in the Absence of Clarity with Jason Gaignard
Aug 3, 2014 • 49 min
Jayson Gaignaird created an online product business to over 6 million dollars a year. Like many entrepreneurs, he built his business at the expense of his health. Eventually, he realized that money and happiness scale differently, and decided to focus on…
25 Journeys of 1000+ Miles via Non-Motorized Transport with Dave Cornthwaite
Jul 29, 2014 • 54 min
Dave Cornthwaite reached a low point at the age of 25; he was completely dissatisfied with his life. Traveling via skateboard changed his view of the town he lived in, and eventually led to Expedition 1000, a mission to take 25 different journeys of 1000…
From Zero to Flourishing with Jonathan Fields
Jul 27, 2014 • 56 min
Jonathan Fields started his career as a hedge fund and securities lawyer, but eventually left that world to become an entrepreneur of health and fitness. In this episode, we dive deep into Jonathan’s journey and the practices that get us from zero to…
The Evolution of an Underground Body Modification Artist with Jerome Abramovitch
Jul 22, 2014 • 62 min
Jerome Abramovitch took the art of body modification to another level, through performing acts such as cutting off one of his fingers and inflating his forehead (which lead him into the Guinness Book of World Records). In this awe-inspiring chat, he walks…
The Exploration of Human Behavior and the Way the World Works with Jordan Harbinger
Jul 20, 2014 • 45 min
As a high school exchange student, Jordan Harbinger was placed in the former East Germany. His frustrations with the language barrier caused him to dedicate himself to learning German, into an exploration of human behavior, and the way the world works.…
How Creative People Get it Done with Samantha Bennett
Jul 15, 2014 • 48 min
The question of how creative people decide what to do and keep at their endeavors drove Samantha Bennett to form The Organized Artist Company. In this episode, we have a discussion about her journey, and how to make significant progress on our creative…
The Power of Self Compassion with Mike Robbins
Jul 13, 2014 • 51 min
Mike Robbins was on the path to build a lifelong career as a professional baseball player. He was drafted by the Yankees out of high school, declined the offer to attended Stanford, and eventually played for the Kansas City Royals. At the age of 23, a…
Why Every Thing You Need to Thrive is in Your Physical Body with Liz Dialto
Jul 8, 2014 • 47 min
Liz DiAlto’s exploration of health and fitness eventually resulted in the creation of Wild Soul Movement and a powerful discovery that we can apply to every aspect of our lives. Everything we need in order to thrive lies within our physical bodies. In…
The Art of Applied Visual Thinking with Sunni Brown
Jul 6, 2014 • 50 min
Sunni Brown is the leader of a global campaign for literacy called the The Doodle Revolution. In this episode, she talks to us all about the journey that led her to leading this revolution, and how we can make sense of the world by doodling. Overcoming a…
Traveling Through the Cambodian Genocide and Our Search for Answers with Noah Lederman
Jul 1, 2014 • 44 min
Noah Lederman’s 15 month quest around the world eventually led him to reconnect with the stories of his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, and then a deep dive into the Cambodian genocide. The stories of grandparents who survived the Holocaust A 15 month…
Using Language to Rewrite the Future with Dave Logan
Jun 29, 2014 • 51 min
Dave Logan has been blending ideas from both the academic and business world to do work that creates true change in organizations and individuals. In this episode we get into the three laws of performance, and how to use the power of words to reinvent our…
Overcoming Clinical Depression Through Physical Fitness with Amy Clover
Jun 24, 2014 • 49 min
Amy Clover was diagnosed with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, which eventually lead to a suicide attempt in her early 20’s. Through the power of fitness and exercise, she began her own recovery and became strong from the inside out.…
Extreme Lifestyle Experiments and Systematized Disruption With Colin Wright
Jun 22, 2014 • 44 min
Colin Wright walked away from a bountiful financial opportunity to conduct extreme lifestyle experiments, like letting the readers of his blog vote on which country he should spend the next four months of his life in. This eventually resulted in the…
Overcoming an Addiction to Money and Success with Sam Polk
Jun 17, 2014 • 47 min
Sam Polk’s childhood ambitions of becoming rich led him to a career on Wall Street in which eventually he discovered that he had become addicted to money and success In this episode we discuss overcoming that addiction an the similarities that success and…
Getting Over the Fear of Speaking Your Truth with Lisa Fabrega
Jun 14, 2014 • 61 min
Growing up under the dictatorship of Noriega, Lisa Fabrega has overcome incredible odds in developing the courage to speak her truth. In this episode, we discuss the role of speaking your truth, and finding compassion in your ability to be a leader.…
Unmistakable Classic: How to Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Jun 12, 2014 • 56 min
In this unmistakable classic we revisit our interview with Georgetown professor and author Cal Newport who talks to us about how to be so good they can't ignore you. How Cal Has Blended a Traditional and Untraditional Path A Look at the Early Creation…
Living at the Intersection of Wonder, Awe, and Curiosity with Jessica Hagy
Jun 10, 2014 • 54 min
Jessica Hagy’s dissatisfaction with her work led her to self expression in the form of visual storytelling, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions and to actively participate in each narrative. She combines mixed data with humor, insight, and…
Combining a Love for Science and Comedy to Build a Career with Natalia Reagan
Jun 8, 2014 • 64 min
In this episode of the show we speak with anthropologist, writer, actress, and comedian Natalia Reagan. She talks to us about how she’s combined her love for science, comedy, and primates into a rather unusual career. An early obsession with King Kong…
Unmistakable Classic: The Power of a Single Intention with Patti Digh
Jun 5, 2014 • 71 min
In this Unmistakable Classic, we revisit a thought provoking conversation with Patti Digh, author of Life is a Verb. The importance of feeling good about the work you’re doing Asking yourself what you’d do if you have 37 days to live The keys to writing…
The Craft of Narrative Journalism with Jody Avirgan
Jun 3, 2014 • 48 min
Jodi Avrigan has chosen a rather unusual way to get his art out into the world. He’s the creator of Ask Roulette, an unscripted conversation in which participants ask and answer questions of each other in front of a live audience. In this interview we…
The Neuroscience of Storytelling With Lisa Cron
Jun 1, 2014 • 63 min
Storytelling is how we make sense of the world. In this episode of the podcast Lisa Cron talks to us about how we're hardwired to respond to story. Lisa's early love for story telling from an early age The reason finding the thing you love is a struggle…
Redemption and Reinvention After a Life Sentence with Andy Dixon- Part 2
May 27, 2014 • 75 min
Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence translated to love. In this amazing story, Andy talks about a journey of redemption and reinvention after a life sentence.…
Redemption and Reinvention After a Life Sentence with Andy Dixon- Part 1
May 25, 2014 • 69 min
Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence translated to love. In this amazing story, Andy talks about a journey of redemption and reinvention after a life sentence.…
The Difference Between Living in Your Head and Living in Your Heart with Nick Onken
May 20, 2014 • 47 min
Nick Onken’s journey began at crossroads of art and technology, with his work in desktop publishing and design. Upon discovering his passion for more hands-on means of expression, he eventually chose to take the entrepreneurial leap into digital…
The Spiritual Path an Ex-Monk with Dandapani
May 18, 2014 • 54 min
Dandapani realized at the age of 4 that he wanted be a monk. He saw it as the most efficient path to enlightenment. But it wasn’t until completing an electrical engineering degree and finding his teacher that he joined a monastery, where he decided not to…
Unmistakable Classic: The First 20 Hours of Learning Any New Skill with Josh Kaufmann
May 15, 2014 • 67 min
Josh Kauffman is a posterchild for how to give yourself an education that kicks the crap out of the one you got in school. Instead of going to business school, he decided to create a Personal MBA. The result has been a book that sold over 130,000 copies,…
Navigating the Challenges of a Nomadic Marriage with Betsy and Warren Talbot
May 13, 2014 • 53 min
A moment that shook them to the core caused Betsy and Warren Talbot to reevalute what was truly important in their marriage and their lives. They got rid of their belongings and decided to travel the world together. But the dream hasn't comes without…
The Small Journeys That to Lead us to Our Destinations with Hugh Howey
May 11, 2014 • 62 min
Hugh Howey has on the surface what might appear to be Cinderella story from the world of self publishing. His best selling series Wool caught the attention of Ridley Scott and has been turned into a screenplay. But as you might expect, there's alot more…
Unmistakable Classic: How to Become a BulletProof Performer with Noa Kageyama
May 8, 2014 • 53 min
In this unmistakable classic we revisit our interview with Julliard faculty member, violinist and performance psychologist, Noa Kageyama. We discuss how to apply principles of peak performance psychology from the world of music to every area of your life.…
Identifying the Patterns and Underlying Threads of Your Life’s Work with Josh Long
May 6, 2014 • 51 min
To say that Josh Long is an entrepreneur who keeps himself busy is an understatement. He’s the creator of the to-do list app Cheddar, the podcasting service Simplecast, and oversees sponsorship at the Great Discontent. In this interview he talks to me…
Changing your Identity to Change your Habits With James Clear
May 4, 2014 • 61 min
James Clear’s journey resulted in the intersection of entrepreneurship, health, and creativity. The byproduct of this intersection was an deep study on how habits impact our lives. In this interview we discuss the process of creating identity based habits…
Using Math to Find Love on OkCupid with Chris Mcinklay
Apr 29, 2014 • 59 min
Chris Mckinlay’s disparate career path has led to working as a Chinese- English translator, playing team blackjack, and eventually a math PHD program at UCLA. The perfect real world scenario to test the the knowledge gained from his math PHD was OkCupid.…
Telling Your Life as a Love Story with Meg Worden
Apr 27, 2014 • 79 min
Meg Worden is a memoir writer and health coach with a scandalous past that led her through the federal prison system for selling ecstasy. In this episode she returns to the show to discuss the process of how we reintegrate after a significant emotional…
Getting a PHD in Street Smarts with Hillary Rubin
Apr 22, 2014 • 67 min
Hillary Rubin’s difficult childhood resulted in an incredible work ethic in which she started creating demand for herself at a very early age. Her need to survive gave her what she referred to as a PHD in street smarts. Learning to let go of the imprints…
Confessions of a Bank Robber with Joe Loya
Apr 20, 2014 • 79 min
Joe Loya’s life trajectory of rising up and moving forward took a radically different turn after losing his mother at an an early age, and stabbing his father in the neck at the age of 16. This was beginning of of a life of crime, and 14 month bank…
Unmistakable Classic: Scientifically Proven Advice for Becoming Happier with Shawn Achor
Apr 17, 2014 • 52 min
In this Unmistakable Creative Classic, we speak with happiness researcher Shawn Achor about scientifically proven advice for become happier. His work in positive psychology has resulted in discoveries of incredibly simple and effective happiness advice. A…
Quantifying Yourself to Change Yourself with Ari Meisel
Apr 15, 2014 • 53 min
In 2006 Ari Meisel was diagnosed with Crohns disease. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally able to suspend my medication. He leveraged…
Redefining what it Means to be a Man with Brett Mckay
Apr 13, 2014 • 46 min
A visit to his local bookstore, and his frustration with quality of the men’s magazines on the bookshelf frustrated Brett Mckay. In an effort to change the conversation around what it means to be a man, he was inspired to start The Art of Manliness which…
Reflections on The Instigator Experience
Apr 10, 2014 • 53 min
In this special Friday episode, we flip the script, and Instigator Experience attendee Diana Alvear interviews Srini about his motivation and thoughts on the event Srini’s original motivation for creating the Instigator Experience How being in the zone…
Relationships as an Engine for Personal Growth Mike Hrostoski
Apr 8, 2014 • 63 min
Mike Hrostoski is making the world a better place one man at a time. In this revealing chat about, grief, loss, and growth he talks me about how our relationships can become one of our greatest engines for personal growth. Here are some of the highlights…
Making a Radical Identity Shift with Ali Shanti
Apr 6, 2014 • 57 min
Ali Shanti was living a life that looked successful on the outside, with a million dollar business, and the accolades we all dream of. But making every decision based on money, and accumulating more of it became a prison of her own making. Through a…
The DNA of Entrepreneurs With Chris Ducker
Apr 1, 2014 • 55 min
Chris Ducker returns to the Unmistkalbe Creative to discuss his journey from humble beginnings to building a mutli 7 figure business in the Philliplines. We dissect the DNA of entrepreneurs and discuss his new book Virtual Freedom. A look at the beginning…
Writing a Comedic Translation of the Bible With Mark Russell
Mar 30, 2014 • 43 min
Some people come up with creative projects that truly challenge the status quo. In attempt to come to terms with this religious upbringing, Mark teamed up with cartoonist Shannon Wheeler to write a comedic translation of The Bible. The difference between…
The Transformative Power of Making Things with Megan Auman
Mar 25, 2014 • 52 min
Megan Auman began her journey as an artist by studying metalsmithing. The early foray into the work of a metalsmith led to making jewelry and most recently a transition into the world of textiles and fashion. Here are a few of the highlights from our…
Scratch Beginnings, 25 Dollars and a Homeless Shelter with Adam Shepard
Mar 23, 2014 • 55 min
Adam Shepard decided to start in a random city with 25.00 and the clothes on his back to see if he could achieve his version of the American Dream by going from the 25 to 2500 Dollars. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation. Finding that…
The Daily Rituals of Artists with Mason Currey
Mar 18, 2014 • 51 min
In an effort to understand his personal optimal rythm and flow, Mason Currey set out to amass as much information as he could find about the routines “brilliant and successful” creators adopted and followed. The result of his research was a book titled…
Searching for the Secrets of True Love With Nate Bagley
Mar 16, 2014 • 50 min
His growing feelings of cynicism and frustration with love, led Nate Bagley on a search for answers to the questions of what what true love really is, and how to attain it. The search resulted in conversations with people who were experiencing these…
The Myth of the Generational Divide
Mar 13, 2014 • 26 min
A few months ago one of our listeners wrote in and asked us to address how the older generation could apply the advice in our interview with Charlie Hoehn on how to become recession proof. In this episode we discuss why the idea of a generational divide…
The Internal Narrative of Millionaires with Jaime Tardy
Mar 11, 2014 • 57 min
At a very early age Jamie Tardy, made a decision that she wanted to be a millionaire. Paying off 70 thousand dollars, allowed her to leave a 6 figure job and start the journey to becoming an eventual millionaire. How to Jaime got herself into 70k in debt…
The Discipline of the Visual Narrative with Debbie Millman
Mar 9, 2014 • 55 min
Debbie Millman has taken a rather unconventional approach to the process of brand strategy. The discipline of the visual narrative has been the driving force behind her work as writer, educator and a brand consultant. Here are a few of the highlights from…
Do Gatekeepers force You to Step Up Your Game?
Mar 6, 2014 • 23 min
In this week’s backstage episode, we discuss the role of gatekeepers play in our world today. While we have the ability to bypass them, perhaps they have value. Do they force us to step up our game? How does the impact artists? Why your worldview matters…
From Maximizing Income to Maximizing Impact with Nick Reese
Mar 4, 2014 • 55 min
Like many young people, Nick Reese was wildly ambitious. While that ambition became the driving force of his entrepreneurial efforts, matters of the heart interfered. What started was a radical shift from maximizing income to maximizing impact. Starting a…
The Fatal Flaw of Being Human with Janelle Hanchett
Mar 2, 2014 • 53 min
When Janelle Hanchett returned to motherhood after being separated from her children, she started to wonder about the way the parenting experience is portrayed in the media. It brought up a very basic question about the experience. Was she the only who…
Is Technology Hurting Our Creativity?
Feb 27, 2014 • 27 min
In this backstage episode we have a discussion about the role that technology is playing in our creativity, and the quality of our lives. Here are some of the highlights from our chat: Why Srini has returned to pen and paper for writing The point of…
Fearless Filmmaking and Fighting Cancer with Allison Gryphon
Feb 25, 2014 • 53 min
Allison Gryphon has climbed the ranks of the film industry over the last several years. Right at what appeared to be the pinnacle of her career, she was diagnosed with cancer. In response to her diagnosis she decided to create the film What the F*ck is…
The Neuroscience of Flow and the Rise of Superman with Steven Kotler
Feb 23, 2014 • 64 min
What makes people play at the top of their game? How does our ability to get into a flow state impact our work? Do Superman and extreme sports athletes have something that makes them tick differential that the rest of us? In this interview with Steven…
Finding Your Why with Simon Sinek
Feb 20, 2014 • 61 min
Simon Sinek is the instigator of an idea that has fundamentally changed the way we do business, live life, and create art. The notion that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do is at the core of the success of some of the most successful…
The Dark Side of Ambition with Charlie Hoehn
Feb 18, 2014 • 58 min
Charlie Hoehn started his career by doing free work and landing amazing roles working with best selling authors and tech startups. He's worked as a marketing strategist and the director of special projects for Tim Ferriss. But his continual desire to…
The Moment When Everything Starts With Sarah Peck
Feb 16, 2014 • 59 min
Sarah Peck is an writer/designer/entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat we discuss lessons she’s learned on her journey from college swim team member to writer and open water swimmer, whose swims have…
Feed The Ecosystem: Why Artists Can’t Survive on Free Content
Feb 13, 2014 • 27 min
In this backstage episode we have a discussion on whether or not consumers have a responsibility to support artists. Here are a few of the highlights from our chat: Revisiting last week's episode on the All or Nothing Internet Why It may not matter who…
How Vinnie Tortorich Became America’s Angriest Trainer
Feb 11, 2014 • 55 min
Vinnie Tortorich is a trainer to people from all walks of life. His clients include Hollywood celebrities, captains of industry, stay at home moms, working moms, pregnant moms, ultra athletes, Ironman triathletes, injured and post surgical clients and…
The Making of Super Size Me with Alex Jamieson
Feb 9, 2014 • 56 min
Alex Jamieson co-wrote the iconic food documentary Super Size Me. That eventually led to the publication of The Great American Detox, and multiple best belling books that followed. In this interview we take a look at the relationship between the food we…
The All or Nothing Internet
Feb 6, 2014 • 21 min
In this episode of the show we take a look at the economics of the internet. The web can be like a developing country with severe income disparity. While the barrier to entry is lower than ever, the wealth seems to remains in the favor of a select few…
Why Entrepreneurs are the Artists of the Business Community with Bruce Poon Tip
Feb 4, 2014 • 54 min
Bruce Poon tip is not the typical CEO of a travel company. Starting with nothing but his college credit cards, over the last 20 years Bruce has built G adventures into a 250 million dollar business. Here are the hlighlights from our chat Learning to…
Are We Moving To a Machine Made World?
Jan 29, 2014 • 20 min
In this episode we take a look at how technology is changing the world of work and what jobs will be eliminated by machines. A look back at last week’s episode and the listener feedback Why you should challenge our thinking with your conversations Making…
How Travel Causes You to Grow as a Person With Matt Kepnes
Jan 28, 2014 • 49 min
After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world. What started out as a one year trip has turned into a 7 year journey in which travel has defined his life. Here are some of the highlights from our…
Turning your Career Path into a Body of Work With Pamela Slim
Jan 26, 2014 • 56 min
In this episode Pamela Slim returns to the show to discuss her latest book Body of Work. A stable career in any field is quickly becoming obsolte, and by creating a body of work, we can navigate the uncertain world of work that lies ahead of us. Here are…
What’s the Future: Master of your Craft or Renaissance Man?
Jan 23, 2014 • 27 min
In this episode we revisit the great debate on talent, discuss listener feedback and explore two types of career paths. Is the future going to be about becoming a master of your craft or will you need to be a jack of all trades? Here are some of the…
Mastering the Craft of Writing With Dani Shapiro
Jan 21, 2014 • 70 min
Dani Shapiro has made her living as a writer for more than 20 years. In this interview we have an in-depth discussion about working artists and what it takes to master the craft of writing. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation Why there…
The Neuroscience of Loss with Christina Rasmussen
Jan 19, 2014 • 56 min
To say that Christina Rasmussen has dealt with loss in her life would be an understatement. She lost a newborn child and her husband in the span of a few years. What started was a journey that allowed her to look at loss and grief in a new way What…
The Great Debate: Does talent actually matter?
Jan 16, 2014 • 27 min
In this backstage episode, we conduct a new experiment by changing up the format of the show. Current events, discussion and debate all become part of the conversation. The story of a film critic that got vilified How to deal with your critics when you…
The Importance of Developing Your Own Belief System with Susan Hyatt
Jan 14, 2014 • 59 min
Susan Hyatt's career has included stints as a successful real estate agent, working in marketing/PR and as a successful life coach. She's on a mission to make personal development fun. He work has been featured in Oprah's O magainze, and she's a published…
Getting Unstuck and Turning Things Around with Dave Ursillo
Jan 12, 2014 • 71 min
In 2011 Dave Ursillo published his first book Lead Without Followers. In an inspiring uphill battle, Dave has shown a tremendous amount of grit. In the last year his business has experienced a dramatic turnaround. Here are some of the highlights from our…
A Look at the Rebranding of Our Podcast
Jan 9, 2014 • 33 min
It's quite clear to many of you that we've made some significant changes in the last week by renaming the show and launching an incredibe new web site. In this backstage episode, Greg Hartle and I do a deep dive into the rebranding of BlogcastFM. The…
Redefining Ambition with Amber Rae
Jan 7, 2014 • 53 min
Amber Rae is on a mission to redefine ambition. This mission has resulted in a journey through well known startups, a successful co-working group, The Domino Project, and The Bold Academy. She’s worked with CEO’s of 100 million dollar businesses, traders…
Starting a New Chapter in Life and Business with Danielle Laporte
Jan 5, 2014 • 62 min
In this Innagural episode of our new brand. The Unmistkable Creative, Danielle Laporte returns to the show for her 4th appearance. Danielle’s journey has carried her through a think tank in Washington DC, The Body Shop, her own business (which she got…