ATG 2: Stuck On The Starting Line
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Buckle up, this one’s a firehose. Here’s what’s inside this episode: 1. How to use the phrase “I’ve always wanted to” as an easy way to find a new goal. 2. How to turn your goal into a race you can win. 3. How to pick a goal out of all your different options.

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Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary
Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary
John O'Leary
Ben Nemtin of MTV's 'The Buried Life': What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? (ep. 336)
In 2006, Ben Nemtin and three childhood friends started The Buried Life: a list of 100 things to do before you die. For every item on the list they accomplished, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list. Ben has crossed off 93 including write a New York Times bestselling book What Do You Want to Do BeforeYou Die?, make a TV show, be interviewed by Oprah (who called their mission “truly inspiring") and play basketball with President Obama (who said Ben is an “inspiration for a new generation”). Today, Ben shares what inspired the bucket list quest, its impact on millions to thrive personally and professionally and the practical steps you can take to create your bucket list today. SHOW NOTES: * Growing up in Pleasantville: Although Victoria, British Columbia + his childhood was idyllic, Ben put unsurmountable pressure on himself leading to anxiety and crippling depression as a young adult. After being dropped from the national rugby team, Ben dropped out of school and became isolated. * Rediscovering a zest for life, Ben + three friends set out on a two-week road trip with a bucket list of 100 things they’d like to do before they die, and helping others accomplish something on their list along the way. * MTV's The Buried Life * The series name The Buried Life was inspired by Matthew Arnold’s poem written in 1852 by the same name. * "But often, in the world's most crowded streets, But often, in the din of strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life." Read the full poem here. * A-Ha, the Ripple Effect: During the 14-year journey, The Buried Life team was inspiring others to create and go after their own personal goals and passions. * When creating an item for the list, which included play basketball with President Obama, ride a bull and sing the National Anthem to a packed stadium, they pretended they had $10 millions and that anything was possible. Get the full list here. * In 2006, a man named Brent wanted to deliver pizzas to the homeless shelter he spent three years living in. He pulled himself out of that homeless shelter by starting a business that relied heavily on a now-broken down truck. With $408, the team bought him a truck and felt the profound impact they were having on others. * Valuing authenticity, they battled to executive produce The Buried Life when MTV signed them to a contract in 2010. * “No goal is greater than any other goal.” Kissing the Stanley Cup was a reminder that no matter how mundane or epic a list item was, it was important as long as it was important to them. * “You’re 77% more likely to achieve your goal if you have someone checking in on you.” * Take action on your bucket list: * Take 30 minutes to develop your initial list with things that are important to you, understanding it will evolve as you evolve. * Create accountability by sharing your goals with others. * Break down the bigger, more important items into smaller, tangible steps. * “You are the architect for your own inspiration. Start taking steps towards your goals to create inspiration through action.” * “Accountability and inspiration through action will drive us towards our personal goals.” * Of the original 100, Ben looks forward to crossing off “make a movie” and “go to space”. * Organically over time, Ben graduated into the next evolution of his career as the outrageous list items seemed less intriguing. * How to manage + improve your mental wellbeing: * Acknowledge that feeling any type of anxiety or depression is okay. * Speak to someone you trust about these feelings, giving others the chance to help you. * Develop a Resilience or Mental Health Toolkit with things that increase your wellbeing. BEN NEMTIN'S LIVE INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? The Overstory by Richard Powers and Third Door by Alex Banayan. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Naivety. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? Mugs from when my grandfather was in the war. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? President Obama. 5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The truth will set you free. 6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Slow down and smell the roses. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? What do you want to do before you die? *** About our sponsor: Keeley Companies wholeheartedly believes that if you get the people right -the results will follow. They set themselves apart with a forward-thinking culture that empowers their people and fosters loyal partnerships. Keeley Companies are a proud sponsor, partner, and super fan of the Live Inspired Podcast. Learn more about Keeley Companies.
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Dream Big Podcast with Bob Goff and Friends
Dream Big Podcast with Bob Goff and Friends
AccessMore
Craig Groeschel - Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide. In addition to writing and speaking extensively on leadership principles and strategies, he serves as champion for the Global Leadership Summit, and hosts the top-ranking Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. Glassdoor has also named him in the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) and named Life.Church the #1 Place to Work under his leadership. Craig is a New York Times bestselling author of books on a wide variety of topics, including dating and marriage, social media, purpose, direction, church leadership, and more. His latest book, Winning the War in Your Mind , shows you how to break free from the grip of destructive thinking, enabling you to live the life of joy and peace God has for you. JOIN BOB WEEKLY We’ve launched a new subscription-based offering with exclusive content from the one and only Bob Goff. In vintage Bob fashion, you can join him on his adventure of living a life of whimsy, love, and action. Each week you'll receive a video message from Bob, plus guided reflection exercises and activities for personal growth and structured conversations with friends. Now more than ever we need to look to voices we can trust. If Bob's message has inspired you in the past, you're not going to want to miss out on Bob Weekly. So sign up today and let Bob guide you as you go through this unpredictable thing called your life. Learn More bobgoff.com/weekly On the episode: Producer : Tatave Abeshyan Producer & Co-host : Scott Schimmel
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The Christy Wright Show
The Christy Wright Show
Ramsey Network
Ep 39: Stop Holding Yourself Back with Jamie Kern Lima
Stop Holding Yourself Back with Jamie Kern Lima 1:00 You Need to Stop Doing This Today . . . 9:38 Why It’s Okay to Be Successful with Jamie Kern Lima 30:56 How Do You Respond to Compliments? Resources Christy's Devotional - Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You Get back to you with my brand-new devotional, Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You. It will help you break through the busyness of life and build the confidence you need to embrace the person you want to be. https://bit.ly/37n26Ds Christy's 5-Day Confidence Boost Sign up for my free 5-Day Confidence Boost. You’ll receive five days of encouragement focused on helping you become a more confident you! https://bit.ly/2NzFVmC Women, I believe, face a specific challenge: We downplay our success out of a sense of shame. I tackle that lie in today's show. I also get to interview Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, which is the fastest-growing cosmetic company in the world. She knows a thing or two about success! Finally, we'll wrap with some journaling prompts about celebrating—not shaming—our success. You Need to Stop Doing This Today . . . Why is it so hard to accept compliments? I believe it’s because we don’t know what true humility looks like. The next time someone notices or congratulates you, don’t dismiss or downplay it. Say this instead. Why It’s Okay to Be Successful with Jamie Kern Lima Before she started IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima was saving her tip money from waiting tables at Denny’s to buy fancy makeup. But just a few years ago, she sold her company for $1.2 billion! In our interview, Jamie shares the lessons she’s learned about hard work, rejection and—ultimately—success. How Do You Respond to Compliments? “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” — James 1:17 (NIV) There’s nothing we accomplish or enjoy on our own effort. Every single thing—from our relationships to our skills to our opportunities—is a gift from God. That’s a humbling (and freeing) truth! Let’s unpack it with a few journaling questions: * How do you normally respond to compliments? * What does humility look like to you? * How can you practice being grateful for everything God has done and is doing in your life?
39 min
The NewsWorthy
The NewsWorthy
Erica Mandy
First Biden Airstrikes, Trump’s Comeback? & Gaga’s $500K Reward - Friday, February 26th, 2021
The news to know for Friday, February 26th, 2021! What to know about: * President Biden's first military action abroad * why Biden's first State of the Union is a target for a different type of attack * former President Trump giving his first major speech since leaving office * how people might end up paying for some types of tweets * why Lady Gaga is offering a half-a-million-dollar reward * one of the biggest nights in TV and film going bi-coastal Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com or see sources below to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by Rothys.com/newsworthy and Ritual.com/newsworthy Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at www.TheNewsWorthy.com/insider Sources: U.S. Airstrike in Syria: AP, WSJ, Reuters, FOX News, Defense Dept. Militia Groups Threaten State of the Union: Politico, CNN, NY Times Fmr Gymnastics Coach Charged: NY Times, AP, WaPo, NBC News CPAC Begins: The Hill, FOX News, NY Times, CPAC Golden Globes Sunday: Variety, USA Today, Golden Globes Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot: LA Times, AP, Reuters House Passes Equality Act: WaPo, NBC News, FOX News, Politico Mr. Potato Head Goes Gender Neutral: AP, NY Times, Hasbro Twitter Super Follows: The Verge, AP, NBC News, TechCrunch Feel Good Friday: College Dropout Donates to College: NY Times, CBS News, Morgan State
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