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Facing Life

This show is everything you want to know about living life from those fighting for it. In 2005, Front Row Foundation started helping kids and adults with life threatening illnesses to have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. This show shares their stories, and helps us all to maximize our moments, because we never know how many we're going to have.
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Mar 20, 2019

What do you think about cold showers? Would you be willing to take one each day if it helped ease your anxiety or give you more energy?

Today I am talking with my friend, Jesse Harless, author of the book Smash Your Comfort Zone with Cold Showers: How to Boost Your Energy, Defeat Your Anxiety, and Overcome Unwanted Habits. Jesse is also a Life and Recovery Coach, speaker, group empowerment facilitator, and the founder of Entrepreneurs in Recovery.

In this episode, Jesse and I will talk about the many different forms of addiction, how they can creep into your life, and what to do about them. Plus, I’ll share some news about the upcoming changes happening with the Front Row Factor Podcast.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/jesse-harless-heal-your-pain

Feb 25, 2019

Have you ever been in a situation that felt beyond your control? Sometimes it’s difficult to balance when to take charge and when to let go, especially when it comes to a loved one or child.

Today I am talking with Maggie Kelly. Maggie is a certified life coach, certified meditation instructor, podcast host, and founder of the Satsang House in Del Mar, California. Maggie is also the mother of Cole, a 17-year-old who is living with Cystic Fibrosis.

In this episode, Maggie and I talk about what it’s like to raise a child with CF. And we’ll explore the life lessons she’s learned along this journey.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/klyn-elsbury

Feb 10, 2019

What are the ways that you strive to live life in the front row? Is service to others one of them?

Today I am talking with my good friend, Chris Hunt.  Chris isn’t an author, speaker, or public figure – but he is a guy who embodies a front row life. He’s the regional VP of a marketing company who shows up day in and day out to serve others. In fact, I got to know Chris through one of his many acts of service.  

In this episode we’ll talk about what it truly means to be a moment maker for others. And we’ll dive deeper into Chris’s daily prayer “use me and amaze me.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/klyn-elsbury

Jan 27, 2019

Have you ever experienced extreme anxiety or tried to “fix” a loved one who is going through it? According to my next guest, the words we say can actually make the situation worse.

Today I’m chatting with my friend, Bryan Falchuk. Bryan is a best-selling author, life coach, and speaker who spent much of his life struggling with anxiety and obesity. After experiencing an “aha” moment, Bryan was able to break from his pattern, enjoy wellness, and share what he’s learned with others.  

His work has been published in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and Inc. Magazine. Bryan has helped countless people transform their lives and I can’t wait to share this episode with you.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/klyn-elsbury

Jan 13, 2019

Is it possible to live life in the front row when you have 65% lung capacity on a good day? According to my next guest, regardless of your circumstances, you can raise your standards. And she’s living proof.

In this episode, I’m talking with my friend, Klyn Elsbury. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis and, at age 31, is considered one of the oldest and fittest people with her mutation. Klyn is an author, keynote speaker, coach, and CEO. And she has appeared in over 100 publications including the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Forbes magazine.

According to Klyn, “a bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of it breaking because her trust isn’t in the branch, but in her own wings.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/klyn-elsbury

Dec 30, 2018

Have you ever known someone who is going through a difficult trial – and you wanted to help, but didn’t know how? According to my next guest, the last thing you should do is ask them “How can I help?”

Today, I am talking to Sarah Beckman. Sarah is a speaker, writer, blogger, and founder of Salt and Clay Ministries. After walking alongside friends and family members who were facing tragedy, and experiencing her own health trials, Sarah decided to write a book on the topic. She recognized that there were many people out there who genuinely wanted to help, but they didn’t know what to do.

In this episode, Sarah shares some very valuable insight into how people who are going through trials feel, and she gives us some very practical ways that we can help.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/sarah-beckman

Dec 16, 2018

Would you consider sitting in complete darkness for 30 days? Or spending time with people who have less than six months to live?

Today I’m talking with my new friend, Traver Boehm. Traver is an author, speaker, men’s coach, and founder of Man Uncivilized. After experiencing a series of extreme losses in his life, Traver went on an unconventional journey of self-discovery.

In this episode, we’ll talk about Traver’s experiences including time spent in isolation and time volunteering at a Hospice. And we’ll also learn what he’s discovered along the way about being a man.

Dec 2, 2018

What’s your story? Do you feel like you have one that you want to share with the world?

My new friend David Wenzel has a story to tell, and although it starts with Kung Fu, his story is about so much more. David was diagnosed 9 years ago with a brain tumor – and given 7 years to live. Although he’s surpassed the 7-year mark, David’s battle is not over yet. In fact, he was in the middle of chemo during our interview.

Despite his fight with cancer, David is a husband and father of three young girls, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and founder of Bent Not Broken, a non-profit that provides support and motivation to other cancer survivors.

In this episode, we have a very real and very authentic conversation about David’s beliefs and his journey. And we’ll also discuss how to see your own situation, no matter how difficult, in a different light.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit http://frontrowfactor.com/david-wenzel

Nov 18, 2018

Have you ever thought about creating a front row moment for someone? Would people show up to help if you asked them to?

On this episode, I am talking with my friend, Brandy Salazar. Brandy is a member of the Front Row Family, a wife, mom, and friend to many. Today, she is going to share with us how she pulled together her resources and relationships to create an amazing front row moment for a little girl who is battling Leukemia.

This is an incredible story of compassion -- and it's a great reminder of why it's so important to step up and show up for the people in your life.

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/brandy-salazar

Nov 4, 2018

Dying is something that you can’t stop. But according to today’s guest, living is a choice. Would you agree?

On this episode of the Front Row Factor, I’m talking with my new friend, Brannon Beliso. Brannon is an 8th degree black belt, author, speaker, and the founder of One Martial Arts. He approaches everything from pain and suffering to leadership with humility and gratitude.

Brannon has devoted his life to helping people live out their best lives. And today, he is here to share his timeless wisdom with us.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/brannon-beliso

Oct 21, 2018

When you face adversity in your life, how do you handle it?

According to my next guest, Dr. James Kelley, your mindset will greatly impact what you do moving forward. Dr. Kelley interviewed over 130 different leaders for this book, The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity.

In today’s episode, we’ll talk about strategies for overcoming adversity that Dr. Kelley learned while doing research for the book. And we’ll also discuss how he overcame adversity in his own life.

 

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To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/james-kelley

Oct 7, 2018

Could one weekend, one event, or one breakthrough change the course of your life? It’s possible. In fact, if you attend the Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE (BYEB) December 7 – 9th, it is probable.  

On today’s podcast, I’m talking with my good friends Jon Berghoff and Hal Elrod about the upcoming BYEB event in San Diego - an experiential learning experience, designed to help you have your best life ever! Not only that, but it’s also the largest fundraiser event of the year for the Front Row Foundation, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

In this episode, we’ll discuss what makes this event so different. Plus, Jon Berghoff will walk us through the details of how he designed it. And he’ll give you some of the breakthrough strategies of the event that you can do in your own environment.

To get access to the full show notes, including transcript, audio and links to resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/best-year-ever-blueprint-2018

Sep 23, 2018

Do you live out your career in the front row - or find yourself stuck in a job that no longer serves you?

Today I am talking with my long-time friend and Front Row supporter, Sarah Andrus. Sarah is a career coach who shows people how to identify their own unique skills and build the confidence to go out and find their ideal job.

Sarah was instrumental in helping me form the ideas for the Front Row Factor. And she is here today to provide you with tips and strategies to propel your own careers forward.

Sep 9, 2018

What does the phrase “dig a well before you're thirsty” mean to you?

Many people have used this phrase, but according to my next guest, Jordan Harbinger, most people don’t expect to ever be “thirsty”.

Jordan, a former Wall Street attorney and world traveller, spent many years as the host of the popular podcast, The Art of Charm. Today, he hosts his own show called The Jordan Harbinger show.

Throughout his career, Jordan has always made it a priority to generously give to others without expecting anything in return. He recently discovered the power of his generosity after he had to leave his former podcast show and start over. Today, you're going to find out all about it. 

Show Notes

To get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/jordan-harbinger-relationships

Aug 26, 2018

Do you ever feel like there’s something holding you back from achieving the level of success that you’d like? What if you already have everything that you need to reach the next level – but simply don’t realize it? It may be time to uncover your kick-assets. 

My guest today is Linda Smith. Linda’s tenacity as a tough and highly successful lawyer earned her the title “Meanest Woman Alive”. And while she’s come out victorious in many high profile cases, she also has a deep passion for helping other women succeed.

In this episode, Linda talks candidly about the struggles women face. Plus she’ll share strategies on how women can use their feminine powers effectively. According to Linda “you don’t need to become a mini-man”.

Show Notes

To get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/linda-smith

Aug 12, 2018

When was the last time someone asked you how your heart is today? Have you ever been asked that question?

This was one of several intriguing topics I discussed with today’s guest, Brett Culp. Brett is an acclaimed filmmaker and keynote speaker who spent many years as a wedding and personal cinematographer for Hollywood celebrities, royalty, and other high-profile figures.

Today, Brett creates his own form of art through documentaries, including Look to the Sky. This is an amazing film that has not only inspired my family, but others in the Front Row Community, including Hal Elrod.

Show Notes

To get access to the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned, visit FrontRowFactor.com/brett-culp

Jul 29, 2018

Are you having the best day of your life? If not, what could you do to make it one?

On today’s show, I’m talking to my good friend, Tony Carlston. Tony is the owner of the Best Day of My Life apparel company, which is going crazy with sales. Today, we’ll talk about why so many people want to get their hands on the positive vibes that these shirts are spreading.
Plus, did you know that 10% of all sales go to the Front Row Factor? Tony will share his reasons behind this and he’ll give you a special code to use so that even MORE of your purchase is donated to the Foundation.

Get access to the full show notes by visiting: frontrowfactor.com/tony-carlston 

Jul 15, 2018

How aware are you of your own mindset? Do you believe that it can impact other aspects of your life? My next guest, Rob Harsh, is all about the adventure mindset – and this way of thinking has helped him conquer some pretty tough challenges. Rob is the Founder, Chief Adventurer and Coach for Awakened Adventures. And for the past 20 years he has lead people in business, outdoor adventures, and personal growth. However, in 2016, Rob was diagnosed with cancer. Listen in today to hear Rob’s incredible story of healing and transformation.

Get access to the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/rob-harsh

Jul 1, 2018

What could you achieve if you really focused your energy on it? If what you want most feels a little out of reach, or you aren’t even sure where to begin, then my next guest is sure to inspire and motivate you.

On the show today, I’m speaking with my new friend, Colin O’Brady. Colin was a high school and college athlete who experienced a tragic accident. He was told he would never walk again. Despite this news, he set a goal for himself to compete in a triathlon.  And what happened next is beyond amazing!

Tune in to hear about Colin’s incredible experience, the records he has broken, and about his next quest to break a world record – it’s happening right now, and YOU can be a part of it.

Get access to the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/colin-obrady

Jun 17, 2018

Would you like to gain new insights into your life? How would you like to discover ways to contribute to the lives of others? At this year’s Front Row Family Summit (July 23rd -25th in Ohio), you’ll have the opportunity to do both – all while enjoying organic fresh food, yoga, and even fantastic music in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Today I’m talking with my good friend, Jon Berghoff about the upcoming Summit. He is a founding member of the event and will be leading it this July. Facilitating change and discovery is something that Jon does best as he frequently works with large organizations and companies like BMW and Facebook.

Today, he and I will share more details about this amazing event. We’ll go over what you can expect and why you should join us. And in case you aren’t sure who this event is for - it’s open to any person or family who is interested in growth, transformation, and contribution. 

Get access to the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/front-row-summit

Jun 10, 2018

Imagine a place where you could step into your deepest, most spiritual and creative self. A place where you discover parts of your being that, until now, were unknown. Sounds kind of mystical, right?

Today, I’m speaking with Harry Sherwood, my friend and co-founder of Consciously.org. Harry cares deeply about wellness, passion, and purposeful living. He has traveled the world studying with yogis and monks. And he has spent countless hours studying and teaching others about meditation, holistic health, and learning to love life.

In this episode, we’ll explore Harry’s journey into living each day with a conscious awareness. Plus, he’ll share valuable steps we can all take to experience our own higher level of reality.

Get access to the full show notes and links to resources mentioned by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/139

Jun 3, 2018

What does living in the Front Row of life look like to you? If you aren’t there yet, what can you do to get there? For my next guest, putting on a bright yellow tux is a not-so-subtle daily reminder of his duty to make a mark on this world.

Today, I’m talking to my new friend, Jesse Cole (AKA the Yellow Tux Guy). Jesse is the owner of the unconventional and extremely popular baseball team, the Savannah Bananas. He works every day to create amazing experiences for fans and for his employees.

In this episode, Jesse gives us so many nuggets of wisdom on how to live life in the Front Row, treat others kindly, stay engaged in the moment, and so much more. According to Jesse, “Whoever you are – amplify yourself.

Get access to the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/jesse-cole

May 27, 2018

If you could craft your ideal dream life, what would it look like – and why?  Have you ever thought about this? Almost inevitably as we work towards creating our lives, we encounter obstacles or setbacks. How you handle these challenges can play a big role in what’s next in your life.

Today, I’m talking with my friend and Front Row Factor supporter, Sean Douglas. Sean is Certified Master Resilience Trainer in the US Airforce. He is also a husband, father, Tedx speaker, and author. At one point, Sean’s life was so bad that he was abusing alcohol and on the brink of suicide, until he took steps to become resilient.

In this episode, Sean shares his journey to becoming an expert at resiliency plus he provides great strategies and actionable steps that you can take right now to start developing your own resiliency.

 

Get access to the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/sean-douglas

May 20, 2018

Do you have big dreams, yet feel too “stuck” in your current situation to go for them? What if you could do something small each day to reach them? My next guest believes you can.

Today I am talking with Mitch Matthews. Mitch is recognized as one of the world’s top success coaches and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives and business leaders dream big and get results. He is a podcaster and author with a passion for teaching people how to turn their dreams into reality. He is also the co-founder of the Big Dream Gathering. And today, he’ll share some of his strategies with us.  

According to Mitch, “When you start to give yourself permission to experiment, it opens up the possibilities.

Get the full show notes by visiting FrontRowFactor.com/mitch-matthews

May 13, 2018

Have you ever struggled with some form of addiction or been close to someone who has?

At 22 years old, Jesse Harless was looking at spending years of his life in federal prison due to his addiction to heroin, cocaine, and prescription opioids. Facing serious consequences for his actions, he started to change his daily habits. Eventually he invested in a life coach and began surrounding himself with mentors.

This inspired him to transform his life from one of addiction to fulfilling his purpose of becoming an entrepreneur in recovery and helping others to achieve their highest potential.

Today, Jesse is an author, speaker, life coach and Founder of Entrepreneurs In Recovery.

In this episode, Jesse joins the podcast to share his unbelievable story and what he is doing now to help others who are struggling with addiction. Not only is he determined to help people through this difficult challenge, he's on a mission to change the way the world looks at addiction altogether. 

Get the full show notes by visiting: FrontRowFactor.com/jesse-harless

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