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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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Now displaying: October, 2017
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.

Show Notes

Get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned by visiting: http://frontrowfactor.com/john-david-mann-the-recipe

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……

Get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned by visiting: http://frontrowfactor.com/andrea-waltz

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……

Get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned by visiting: http://frontrowfactor.com/lance-carter

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.

Get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned by visiting: http://frontrowfactor.com/brad-weimert-goal-setting

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...

Show Notes: http://frontrowfactor.com/louisa-jewell

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