The Front Row Factor: Everything You Can Learn About Life From Those Fighting For It

Welcome to the Front Row Factor show! Here you'll learn "Everything you want to know about living life from those fighting for it." I'm so grateful you're here. Nice to meet you. I'm your host Jon Vroman, and In 2005, I co-founded a charity called Front Row Foundation, which helps kids and adults with life threatening illnesses to have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. We then provide the tools to live EVERYDAY "in the front row," which is one of the reasons we host this show. The metaphor of the Front Row is about getting close to the people, places, things, and thoughts that make us come alive. We want to teach everyone in our community how to maximize their moments, because we never know how many we're going to have.
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Dec 25, 2017

In this conversation, I’m talking with my long-time friend, Cathy Christen. Cathy has been a sales and entrepreneurship coach for the past 15 years. She’s also the co-founder of an energy and lifestyle company called Elevated Fitness and Nutrition. Today, we talk about why you’re here, what moves you, how to plan out your best year ever, the big picture of life, and so much more!

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Dec 18, 2017

Fear can either hold us back or it can propel us forward. And while it’s a choice to overcome the things that terrify us the most, that’s always easier said than done!

What if you had a better understanding for how to turn fear into something that makes you come alive?

In this episode, my friend Kristen Waby shares how she conquered her fear of drowning head on by swimming 1.2 miles in a half-ironman race.

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Dec 11, 2017

Are you trying to build your business in a meaningful and financially rewarding way? Do you know how to start conversations, network, and take the right steps to get your name and/or brand out into the world? 

Today, I’m talking with my friend Dana Malstaff. As the CEO and founder of Boss Mom™, Dana is passionate and committed to teaching other moms how to grow their businesses and raise families at the same time. And even if you’re not raising kids, I promise you’re still going to gain a ton of wisdom from this conversation.

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Dec 4, 2017

Tagged by Success Magazine as a "One-Woman Brand" and “Creativity and Innovation Guru”, a leading "Serial Entrepreneur" by Entrepreneur Magazine and having drawn comparisons to Walt Disney and Benjamin Franklin, Jen Groover's name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She has gone from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights.

In today's episode, Jen will teach you how to take all your life experiences – the good and the bad – and use them to develop a new, heightened sense of self-awareness.

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Nov 27, 2017

What would you do if you were told that your child has a life-threatening illness? How would you stay strong and hold your family together through it all?

In this episode, Deborah Eddy, mother of Front Row recipient Jackson, walks us through her family’s journey – from the discovery that their son had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, to the many months of treatment, to how he is doing now – Deborah gives a real, honest picture of what life looks like when your family is battling cancer.

Would you like to create a Front Row experience for someone braving a life-threatening illness?

Visit to make a donation today! 

Nov 20, 2017

Picture your life the way you really want it to be. What would it look like? If you took a snapshot of your life right now, would it come anywhere close to this picture? What if you had the freedom to change it? Not everyone chooses freedom, but anyone can.

In this episode, professional photographer and author, Vincent Pugliese, talks about the freedom of living your best life, and how anyone can do it. He shares his own transformational story that began as a troubled youth confounded with the question of “what do you want to do with your life?” Vincent has since become someone who coaches others on how take control of their own lives.

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Nov 13, 2017

We all struggle with fear at some point or another. But when that feeling of fear goes unchecked, it can take on a life of it’s own and can dictate how we live our lives. What if there was a way to get past it, how might that change your life?

In this episode, I’m speaking with my best friend and best-selling author of the Miracle Morning book series, Hal Elrod. In our conversation, we discuss his own life-altering experiences (including his recent battle with Cancer), and how these incredible moments have shaped who he is and how he chooses to live life.

Hal reminds us that there is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail, you can only learn, grow and become better than you’ve ever been before.

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Nov 6, 2017

Have you ever really looked at yourself in the mirror? Do you like what you see? Are your thoughts filled with self-criticism or self-love?

On average, we have around 70,000 thoughts every day – what do yours say about you?

In this episode, Life Designer® Julie Reisler, shares her triumphant story of overcoming low self-esteem and addiction to discover her true self. She offers helpful tips and advice for connecting deeply to your own divine aspect to find your real life’s purpose.

According to Julie, “You are your own best resource.

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Oct 30, 2017

Have you ever wondered what defines greatness?  

As a thought starter, can you recall a performance that was less than great? Perhaps it was a musician, actor, athlete, public speaker, or someone else who—from a technical standpoint—was incredibly talented. Yet, their performance still fell flat.

Alternatively, a business could be making all the profit in the world, but that doesn’t necessarily make it great. What about the impact it has on others? Is it making the world a better place?

As today’s guest suggests, “excellence is not greatness, greatness is excellence plus honor”—which you’re going to learn all about during today’s discussion!

In this episode, I’m excited to be chatting with my friend and best-selling author, John David Mann who shares an intimate look at how he co-wrote his latest book The Recipe with award-winning chef, Charles Carroll. He takes us on an insightful journey from the origins of the book, to his writing process, to casting a line for big ideas!  

Whether you’re a writer, an artist, or someone who is trying to find a deeper meaning in your life, this conversation is for you. It’s filled with wisdom on a wide range of topics, from the technical side of writing to deeper subjects, such as love, loss, and living in the moment.

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Oct 23, 2017

If you had a goal – and you knew you couldn’t fail, you’d go for it, right? But what if you knew you would fail – would you still go for it?

In this episode, author and motivational speaker, Andrea Waltz, gives her insight on just how transformational rejection can be. Andrea shares her personal story of failure and success and challenges listeners to overcome their own fears with a few simple tools and strategies.

Is the fear of “NO” holding you back?

Here’s What You’ll Discover…

  • How to give yourself permission to fail – and the worst “NO” that Andrea ever had to overcome. 
  • Learn how Andrea and her husband, Richard, built their highly successful “Go For No!” empire. 
  • Discover valuable advice on writing your own book, no matter what industry or business you are in. 
  • Understand the impact of your attitude on your level of success in any situation.
  • Identify key tools for overcoming the fear of failure and rejection in your life right now.
  • Recognize why it is so important to live for today and break free of the autopilot mindset that so many of us have. 
  • And much more……

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Oct 16, 2017

Do you ever feel like you are going through the motions of life? Are your days filled with things you have to do rather than those that you get to do? What if you could reshape your life right now by taking little steps each day? 

In this episode, Ironman and fitness coach, Lance Carter, reveals how he transformed himself from a depressed busboy clearing tables at a restaurant to a nine-time Ironman triathlete. He offers simple strategies that are effective, inspirational, and most important – easy enough for anyone to follow.

After completing his first Ironman race, Lance realized: ''If I just did that—what else am I capable of?''

Ready to find out what you're capable of?

Here's What You'll Discover 

  • Eliminating self-limiting beliefs and recognizing the subtle ways that you may be sabotaging your own success. [07:09]
  • How to reshape your attitude into one of gratitude, and why this is important. [20:30]
  • Identify the key mindsets that will help you accomplish your big dreams. [23:21] 
  • Why it’s vital to nurture your personal growth and development and what happens when you don’t. [25:05]
  • Harness the power of micro-goals so you can create macro-movements in your life! [26:50]
  • Jon & Lance discuss the ripple effect of micro moments and the impact they can have on the world [37:55]
  • And much more……

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Oct 9, 2017

Think of the last time you accomplished a major goal in your life. In what way did that experience shape who you are now?

Setting a big goal with a strong ‘why’ has the power to push us forward—even when we don’t want to—and can lead us towards achieving our ultimate potential.

Which is why I’m excited to be talking with my buddy Brad Weimert today. With only 45 days to train, Brad has set an ambitious challenge to hike the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest twice. His goal is to raise $58,058 for Explore Austin—an organization that helps mold the youth of Austin into amazing, well rounded adults by teaching them life skills through adventure.

Brad’s adventures never cease to amaze me, but what truly inspires me is the the message and meaning behind each of his goals. He reminds us that if there’s something you’re not doing because you’re uncomfortable or afraid, that’s probably your cue for moving towards it. The ripples that are created as a result, have the power to completely transform your world.

In our conversation, we talk about the power of mentorship, his training routine, preparation techniques, mindset and much more.

Here’s What You’ll Discover…

  • [06:00] Everesting (x2) for Charity—Find out why Brad’s pushing his physical limits to raise $58,058 for underprivileged youth in Austin. (click here to support Brad's mission)
  • [11:20] Brad explains why mentorship combined with adventure can be an extremely powerful tool for shaping the minds of youth.
  • [15:30] A physical training routine for elite endurance athletes—Brad shares the tools and techniques he uses to prepare his body, along with the gear, supplements, and the single most important aspect for faster recovery.
  • [34:48] Physically pushing your body to the ultimate limit requires an incredibly strong mindset—Brad shares the quote that keeps pushing him forward.
  • [36:15] Using the power of a strong “why” to stick to your goals no matter what.

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Oct 2, 2017

For many of us, lack of confidence leaves us stressed out, anxious, and unable—not to mention unwilling—to go after our dreams. What if you could stop questioning yourself, leave regrets and anxiety behind and move further towards accomplishing your biggest goals?

In this episode, positive psychology expert Louisa Jewell shows you how to use the principles of positive psychology to overcome harmful chronic self-doubt. Her tips and strategies will make a real difference in your day-to-day life—at work and at home.

As Louisa puts it, “Happiness is really having the confidence to show up in the world as your true authentic self and to live your true authentic life.”

Here's What You'll Discover 

  • The importance of celebrating your accomplishments and the surprising thing it can reveal about your life. [07:58]
  • A strategy for writing your first book and tackling any other major project—especially if you struggle with perfectionism. [10:20]
  • Why you’ll never eliminate all your self-doubt and why that’s actually a good thing. [20:15]
  • The reason working hard and being good at what you do doesn’t build confidence—and how to use the power of self-efficacy to get there! [32:10]
  • How to fail and get back up quickly—Louisa shares her simple strategy! [40:49]
  • And much more...

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Sep 29, 2017

This episode is for Front Row Dads! As a part of a mini-series, we've been releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Jon Berghoff. 

Jon serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute, where it's his job to use the power of strategically designed questions to facilitate rapid, strengths-based, whole system transformation for organizations and communities.

Jon also serves on the Board for the Front Row Foundation, is my partner with the Dads Retreat and Speaker Trainer Experience, part-time host of the Achieve Your Goals podcast with Hal Elrod, and co-founder of the Best Year Ever Blueprint.

Sep 25, 2017

''You owe it to the people you love to know yourself well.'' - Ian Cron

Do you ever wish you had a deeper understanding for who you are? What about a deeper love, compassion, and appreciation for others?

It’s easy to fall into that trap of thinking that we know everything there is to know about something—that there’s nothing left to learn about ourselves or the people around us. From a guy who has taken pretty much every personality test you can imagine, I didn’t think there was much more to discover about myself... But I was wrong!   

Today, I’m joined by Ian Cron, who is here to explain the power of the Enneagram and to talk about his latest book—The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.

Ian Cron is a popular and critically acclaimed bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest.

He draws on an array of disciplines and resources—from art, music and poetry,  psychology, Christian spirituality—to awaken others to what it means to be fully human.  

Known for his transparency, humor, and spiritual insightfulness, Ian has presented at conferences, churches, seminaries, retreats, and universities around the world.  

Today we are unpacking a unique and wildly awesome tool for personal growth—the Enneagram. Not only did it help me learn more about who I am, but it made a huge difference in my relationship with my wife and my ability to be a great dad.

Ready to see the world in a totally different way?

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [05:32] How important is it to go through pain in order to find your purpose?
  • [08:45] Why you never know when a moment you create will completely change someone else's world.
  • [14:45] The power of the Enneagram—the tool that will help you better understand who you really are.  
  • [22:00] What makes the Enneagram so much different from personality tests like Myers Briggs, DISC & Strength Finders?
  • [24:45] Ian shares the big takeaways he learned from writing his book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.
  • [29:37] Learn how the Enneagram saved Ian’s marriage and the positive difference it can make in any relationship!
  • [32:50] Learn to amplify your strengths without being ignorant to your weaknesses.

''It’s really important to get a front row seat to your own life. That’s the best show in town.'' - Ian Cron

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Sep 22, 2017

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Aaron Amuchastegui.

Sep 18, 2017

''When we have purpose, we find power.'' - Jon Vroman

What started as an organization to help people brave life-threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger than I ever imagined.

If you’re brand new to the show, The Front Row Foundation is like Make-a-Wish meets Tony Robbins. We create life changing experiences for kids and adults who are fighting for their lives by putting them in the front row of their dream event.

Today, we want to celebrate a major milestone! We’ve recently surpassed a decade of creating these experiences, which has resulted in over 100 magical moments for Front Row recipients!

But what amazes me even more, is how this foundation has evolved over the years. It’s not just a wish organization, it’s a philosophy for life. We have built a community and culture that continues to ask the question:

how do we live every day in the front row fully engaged, closer to the things that make us come alive and make us feel like every moment of our life is meaningful?

To celebrate, I wanted to get together with some of the people who have been there from the beginning. Which brings us to today’s special conversation...

In today’s roundtable discussion, 5 best friends—myself, Hal Elrod (International Bestselling Author of The Miracle Morning and #1 donor to The Front Row Foundation), Jon Berghoff (Managing Partner of the Flourishing Leadership Institute), John Ruhlin (Author of Giftology), and John Kane (Director of Sales at Cutco and first person to ever get the Front Row tatoo!)—revisit how The Front Row Foundation has brought us together and share stories of how we’ve supported each other over the years.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [12:15] The power of relationships—5 best friends express their gratitude for being a part of a company culture that brought them together.
  • [14:40] When the best things in life come from the most unexpected places—John Kane demonstrates this with one of his favorite John Ruhlin stories.
  • [19:00] Why nobody “makes it” on their own—You’ll hear how a willingness to serve and support one another allowed 5 friends to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
  • [20:10] Find out what the Front Row Foundation means to each of the 5 friends and how an organization that started off as a way to help people fight life threatening illnesses, has grown into something much bigger!
  • [23:10] An incredibly touching story of Front Row recipient Sophie and the moment she got to meet Kelly Clarkson—this story will really help you appreciate how precious life truly is!
  • [31:36]Big lessons from The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with the Art of Moment Making—including how to empower your life by tapping into the past, present and future.
  • [41:10] How a partnership was born between The Best Year Ever Blueprint and The Front Row Foundation and why it’s giving attendees a higher sense of purpose.
  • [51:55] Why fundraising can align with the things you love to do—Learn how to give back with your time, talent and/or treasure!
  • [01:13:16] Smiling in the midst of adversity—What Hal’s battle with cancer can teach us about making the most out of difficult situations.

''Nobody succeeds alone.'' - Hal Elrod

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Sep 15, 2017

Tuan Nguyen is a philanthropist and entrepreneur who began his life with a simple goal of always making a positive difference in people's lives. Surviving death during his escape after the fall of Vietnam in 1975, he sees the world from a lens of gratitude and has been the foundation for all his hopes, dreams, and vision. His story demonstrates how volunteerism is the best platform for professional and personal development.

As a serial entrepreneur, Tuan has ran several multi-million dollar Internet companies and business advisory practices and has delivered over 300 speaking engagements including 3 TEDxTalks (within 20 months). 

Sep 11, 2017

''Hire great people and make sure they have everything they need to be successful.'' - Charles Carroll

What’s one of your all-time favorite dishes? I bet you can think of at least a few! For most of us, food plays a big role in our lives. Not only does it fuel us, but it can enrich our lives, bring us closer together and give us memories to cherish for years to come.

But what can food teach us about living a successful life?   

Today, I get the chance to speak with eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef, Charles Carroll, who serves up an inspiring recipe for personal greatness and shares some of the incredible life lessons that food can teach us!

Charles Carroll is the Executive Chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, which is among the top country clubs in the United States. He has received over seventy national and international awards, including three Presidential Medallions from the American Culinary Federation. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Carroll was the manager of the 2004 United States Regional Culinary Olympic Team, which won three gold medals and was ranked third internationally.

During our discussion, we dive into his most recent book—The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness—a parable about a boy who overcomes tragedy and carves out a life of excellence by learning lessons from the kitchen.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [07:55] Learn to achieve the seemingly impossible!—Charles shares his process for getting things done and his simple secret to success.
  • [14:23] How does being a dad help Chef Charles in the kitchen and how does being in the kitchen help him as a dad?
  • [17:39] Discover the values his parents instilled in him that attributed to his success as a chef!
  • [20:30] Learn how you can build a world-class team!—Take it from someone who has 3 restaurants, 6 kitchens, and 75 cooks who love what they do.  
  • [26:16] How can serving others lead to opportunities that you never even thought were possible?
  • [30:00] Chef Charles reveals his most enjoyable dishes from around the world.

''Worry about the small things, because the big things will take care of themselves.'' – Charles Carroll

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Sep 8, 2017

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Dr. Mark Trahan! 

Mark Trahan, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor of Social Work at Texas State University. Dr. Trahan has spent the last fifteen years working with individuals, families, and couples as a therapist, researcher, and teacher. His areas of research interest include the role of fathering confidence in father engagement and the use of technology, specifically virtual reality, to assist in creating more confidence in men and fathers. Dr. Trahan is currently working on research projects with incarcerated men and returning combat soldiers, with future plans to use virtual reality for parenting and communication skills training. Dr. Trahan enjoys teaching and is passionately engaged in educating social work students. He loves spending time with his family, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and watching college football.

Sep 4, 2017

''I am 100% convinced that we can stop and reverse climate change.'' - Josh Tickell

Do you ever wonder how the choices we make impact the future of our planet? What if I told you, we could grow enough food to feed all of humanity, while at the same time, reverse climate change?

You may be thinking, “OK Jon, that sounds nice, but is there really anything I can do about it?”

Yes, there is! And in today’s conversation with Josh Tickell, you’re going to find out why.

Josh Tickell is a Sundance award winning film director and bestselling author. His films and books focus on critical, “big picture” social issues including alternative energy, conscious capitalism and reversing climate change.

Josh co-directed the 2017 Lionsgate release, GOOD FORTUNE, the rags to riches biopic of Paul Mitchell and Patron cofounder, John Paul DeJoria. His first movie, FUEL, won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and to theatres globally. He regularly films and interviews luminaries such as Elon Musk, Dan Aykroyd, Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, and Shailene Woodley.  

Tickell’s movies have won more than 40 major awards, been selected as a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and shortlisted for an Oscar and shown in the White House. He has spoken at more than 100 colleges and Fortune 500 businesses globally. He is a guest on shows such as The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Morning Joe and on the Today Show.

Tickell’s new book, Kiss the Ground – How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World with a forward by Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey, is being turned into a movie from executive producer Leonardo DiCapprio also entitled KISS THE GROUND.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [09:07] 2 books, 2 movies, and 1 kid — How Josh and other extremely busy people manage to get it all done!
  • [11:44] Josh describes what it was like growing up, from Australia’s outback to Louisiana’s poor and polluted and how this inspired a successful career as a film director.
  • [15:20] A powerful vision for the future of our planet and the positive reality that humans can co-create.
  • [18:32] A wild story about how Josh and Ryland Englehart met and the partnership that followed!
  • [24:24] Kiss the Ground — How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save the World.
  • [31:26] Learn how you can shop smarter and reengineer your food choices.
  • [45:39] Why should millennials start farming?
  • [54:40] The Regenerative Revolution that will change your body and the world through food.

''If you can visualize something, you can make it happen.'' – Josh Tickell

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Sep 1, 2017

This episode is for Front Row Dads! Over the next several months, we're going to be releasing an episode every Friday that will help you deepen your sense of purpose as a father. Today, I bring you Josh Shipp. 

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than TWO Million teens live.

Josh's ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens A Year of Awesomeness has a world-wide reach. His free newsletter offers exclusive strategies to parents, educators, and youth workers.

Aug 21, 2017

''Be the pebble that causes the ripple'' - Karen Briscoe 

If you look at the most revered people on the planet, it may seem like they are somehow different than the rest of us. How do they become so successful? What’s their big secret?

Yes, some are born with unique talents and gifts, but believe me, the vast majority of people who change the world, are no different from you and I.

In today’s conversation, Karen Briscoe shares her wisdom around succeeding with habits and reminds us that we all have the ability to uncover excellence, make a difference, and change the world… If we choose to!

Karen Briscoe is Principal of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) and author of “Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day”. Karen and her team have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States, and they have sold more than 1,500 homes valued at over $1.5 billion. 

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [07:52] What was life like growing up for Karen?—Find out exactly where her entrepreneurial spirit and negotiating skills came from.
  • [11:12] Getting into the world of residential real estate—Why you can start at any time!
  • [15:17] Find out how she’s making an impact with her transformational book Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day.
  • [20:18] Karen reveals the 3-part process to kicking excuses to the curb and seizing major opportunities that the Universe presents to you!
  • [25:40] Take your business to an entirely new level by landing game changing partnerships.
  • [30:10] Discover the many ways to harness the power of mentorship.
  • [35:23] Learn how to be the pebble the causes the ripple!
  • [42:00] How to see contribution as an opportunity to change the world.

''If I can do it, so can you.'' - Karen Briscoe 

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Aug 14, 2017

''I realized I am much stronger mentally and physically then I gave myself credit for.'' - Lisa Thompson

Finding the absolute edge of our limits is never an easy task, but is a critical part of achieving any kind of greatness in life. How then, can we push beyond what we believe is possible without going too far? Where is the line and how can we realize our true potential, even with goals that may be uncomfortable, extremely difficult, or seemingly out of reach?

Today, I get to talk with my friend Lisa Thompson, who is going to show you how to get one step closer to accomplishing your toughest goals and taking life to entirely new heights!

Lisa Thompson is an accomplished mountaineer who has stood on top of six of the world's highest mountains, including, as you will hear, Mt. Everest.

Throughout her life, she has become adept at gracefully overcoming challenges in order to accomplish unexpected things.  She is a cancer survivor, and she is still the only person in her entire family to graduate from college. Afterwards, she grew her career from a field service engineer to the leader of a $25m organization.  

When she isn’t in the mountains, she spends her time traveling and sharing her story with other motivated people.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [12:58] Find out what life was like for Lisa growing up and how she came to love mountaineering.
  • [14:35] How the simple statement — one more step — can help you push beyond life’s biggest obstacles, build momentum, and accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.
  • [19:30] How did spite drive Lisa into a life of mountaineering and what can her experiences teach us about building self-confidence, overcoming adversity, ignoring the naysayers, and strengthening the mind?
  • [24:55] Why being diagnosed with Cancer never stopped her from accomplishing her toughest goal (at that time) of climbing The Himalayas.
  • [30:40] Lisa shares the critical factors to winning her fight against cancer.
  • [32:45] How to get and give the most out of every moment and the ‘See, Hear, Feel’ technique to intentionally feeling present.
  • [38:83] Lisa’s shares her Mt. Everest moments and why we are all capable of so much more than we think!
  • [53:00] What death can teach us about how to better appreciate life today.

''If you want me to do something, tell me I can’t and watch me prove you wrong.'' - Lisa Thompson

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Aug 7, 2017

''our calendar is an expression of your priorities.'' - Adam Stock

Are you spending time in ways that reflect your values and priorities? Are you in touch with the things that bring you the most joy in life?

Today, I talk with Adam Stock, who reminds us all how to live with more intention, leverage the power of curiosity, and appreciate the little things in life that make us happiest.

For nearly two decades Adam Stock has been helping clients navigate the many financial challenges in the PRESENT, so they can experience a more meaningful and joyful financial FUTURE.   

Dedicated to honing the craft of financial planning, Adam has obtained his CFP and the exclusive Masters' of Science Degree in Financial Planning.  

He is the President and Founder of The Next Level Planning Group, a team of 10 dedicated to solving an acute structural problem that exists in the financial services industry. Adam and his team go way beyond "better than" tactics to discover optimal strategies.

He is married to his wife of nearly 18 years, Melinda, and Father to 4 amazing children, ages 10, 7, 4, and 1.    

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Our Chat…

  • [07:41] The entrepreneurial “Struggle to Juggle” —How to prioritize and balance between your personal and professional life.
  • [16:33] Learn how to excel exponentially by intentionally booby-trapping your success!
  • [20:19] Bring more joy into your life by learning to appreciate the micro moments.
  • [27:03] The power of both positive and negative role models.  
  • [28:45] How quickly can you get to curiosity? Adam explains why being curious is so important to his legacy.
  • [29:50] Why it’s never too late to transform a relationship.
  • [32:49] Making the world a better place and helping people who need help.

''Don’t rush to judgment, rush to curiosity.'' - Adam Stock

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