In this episode, Optimize Yourself Podcast Producer, Debby Germino, puts me on the hot seat by digging deep into my story of creating the podcast, the coaching & mentorship program, and all of the personal and professional struggles I’ve experienced along the way.
Ep198: Terrified to Make a Big Change In Your Life? Start By “Showing Up Small” | with Eddy Roche
I have no doubt that Eddy’s immense amount of positivity and as he calls it, “irrational optimism” will motivate you to take the first small steps towards something much bigger in your life.
Ep191: Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace | with Simon Smith, ACE
In this conversation, Simon shares with us that autism is nothing more than a difference in the way the mind works, and we discuss the importance of embracing all forms of neurodiversity in the workplace such that we can utilize everyone’s value.
Ep190: Transforming Your Disabilities Into Superpowers | with Erik Stolhanske
If you’ve ever felt as if a specific disability in your life has been sabotaging you from achieving the life you dream of, you’re going to love Erik’s advice on how to not only to accept your disability (and yes, we ALL have one) but how to turn it into your superpower.
Ep182: Staying True to Your Core Values (When Hollywood Tries to Steal Your Soul) | with Sean Corvelle
If you have ever felt stuck or you’re unsure of the right path for you, get ready to be inspired and motivated to take just one small step towards forward progress today. Whether you have run an obstacle course race or not (or if you could honestly care less about mud runs), the lessons Sean shares in this conversation apply to every aspect of life.
Ep166: How a Near-Death Experience Turned Massive Failure Into Growth | with Chinna Balachandran, ANW
Chinna Balachandran was all but declared dead after a massive subdural hematoma (a brain bleed). Learn the mindsets he used to not only recover from severe trauma but also overcome nearly impossible obstacles to become an American Ninja Warrior.
Ep165: How to Overcome Doubting Yourself When You Know You’re Meant For More | with Sandy Zimmerman, ANW
Despite her unstable and chaotic family life growing up in foster homes and living on welfare, Sandy Zimmerman chose to pave a different path for herself, ultimately becoming the first mom to hit a buzzer on American Ninja Warrior. Here’s how (and why) she did it.
Ep121: Breaking Down Impossible Obstacles to Make (Almost) Anything Achievable | with Jessie Graff, ANW
In today’s conversation, Jessie Graff and I go deep into the inner psychology that drives her to compete and perform with such consistency and at such a high level.
Ep120: It’s Never Too Late to Get Stronger (and Become a Ninja) | with Ginny MacColl, ANW
Have you ever wanted to pursue a passion your whole life that’s well outside your comfort zone…but felt like you missed your opportunity and now you’re “too old?”
Ep109: 20 Questions to Ask Your Father on Father’s Day Pt2 | with Al Arnold
This is the second of my two part interview where I’ve created a series of 20 specific questions I’m calling “20 Questions to Ask Your Father On Father’s Day”
Ep108: 20 Questions to Ask Your Father on Father’s Day Pt1 | with Al Arnold
For a long time, I’ve wanted to sit down and do an interview with my father to ask him the big questions about life that we seldom (if ever) really discuss.
Ep100: What Five Near-Death Experiences Can Teach Us About Living | with Dr. David Fajgenbaum
Dr. David Fajgenbaum has survived not one but FIVE near-death experiences, and his mindset to persevere can teach us a lot about how to better approach our own challenges in life.
Ep72: Everyone Can Be a Ninja | with Akbar Gbajabiamila
Learn how to overcome the mental barriers, limiting beliefs, and excuses that are standing between you and your dreams with the host of American Ninja Warrior Akbar Gbajabiamila.
Ep67: Using Fitness to Overcome Parkinson’s and Become a Ninja | With Jimmy Choi, ANW
Jimmy Choi went from being diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s Disease at age 27 (and gaining 70 pounds) to becoming an American Ninja Warrior…here’s the mindset that made it possible.
Ep60: Getting 1% Better Every Single Day | with Westley Silvestri, ANW
Learn from American Ninja Warrior Westley Silvestri what it takes to get 1% better every day, no matter what goal you’re pursuing.
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