I loved having this conversation so much and I think you're all really going to dig it, too. Today's guest Srini Rao, author and host of the Unmistakable Creative podcast is someone who not only has personal chops and experience when it comes to developing creative processes and creating habits for effectiveness and productivity - but he's a real student of the two as well. Between his own studies and interviewing over 700 people himself (#podcastgoals), he provides a TON of interesting and useful perspective in this episode.
From cultural expectations and differences, to relating his passion and dedication to surfing to creativity, and finding creative flow in spite of having ADD and bouts with depression, we went deep in this conversation. Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think!
About Srini Rao:
Srini Rao is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he's conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. This has given him an incredibly distinctive view into branding, storytelling, and marketing. He's also written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable; created, planned, and executed a 60-person conference called the Instigator Experience; and is publishing the forthcoming Unmistakable book with Penguin Portfolio. Somewhere along the way his compass led him in the direction of an economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Extracting unmistakable stories out of people is his superpower. And in his spare time he's usually chasing waves.
In this episode, Srini shares:
1. Finding flow between boredom and anxiety
2. How to work with a medium that's constantly changing
3. Habits: how to increase activation energy towards the habits you want to cultivate and decrease it from the habits you want to avoid
Y'all, I love today's guest. Talking to Julie Parker feels like being hugged by a fun and wise aunt. You feel safe, seen, heard, and you know that she's got experience and so much care to back up everything she's sharing. We started the conversation around femininity, sensuality, and flow, then ventured into life transitions. Julie runs a coaching certification school and has been in the industry for 17 years. She had a lot to say about the evolution of life coaching, we discussed some of our pet peeves in the current industry, and I got her opinion on when people are ready to either become a life coach, or hire a life coach. As a former therapist, it was also illuminating to hear Julie's perspective on when it's appropriate to hire a coach or hire a therapist. This is a very rich conversation, with tons of useful insight, I can't wait to hear what you think!
About Julie Parker:
Hailed by ELLE Magazine as a ‘self-help guru,’ Julie Parker is the CEO & Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to bring their talents into the world as life coaches. The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world for clients including Apple, Telstra and Earth Events.
Julie is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards and she appears regularly in the media including Sunrise and The Morning Show, as well as publications such as Cosmopolitan, Peppermint Magazine and Sunday Life. Julie is also a modern day Priestess and is committed to contributing to a world where feminine qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing and love, sit comfortably within the realms of global for profit entrepreneurship.
Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats.
In this episode, Julie shares:
1. What it means to "hold space"
2. The difference between, coaches, therapists, shamans, and priestesses
3. What makes a great life coach
4. Navigating the transition from 30s to 40s and into pre-menopause and menopause
Today's guest, Melissa Ambrosini and I jammed on some Untame the Wild Soul favorite topics like self acceptance, body love and acceptance, being nicer to ourselves and how awareness has to precede transformation. We also got into some of her signature work on Mastering Your Mean Girl and she shared a three step process that you will love for it's simplicity and straight forwardness. This was a fun and interesting conversation that even ventured into how to talk about sex with young kids, coming off medication for anxiety and more. Enjoy!
About Melissa Ambrosini:
Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, host of 'The Melissa Ambrosini Show' podcast, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur and self-love teacher. Named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine, her message — that love is sexy, healthy is liberating, and wealthy isn’t a dirty word — has inspired women across the globe to activate their dreams and live life on their own terms.
In this episode, Melissa shares:
1. We have 60-80,000 thoughts/day, what are you you thinking about?
2. How to feel anything and move forward anyway
3. Cultivating body appreciation
The subject of today's interview is something I'm super passionate about. On this podcast we're all about questioning our programming and conditioning and redefining ourselves, our beliefs, and our lives accordingly. Today's guest, Sean Croxton talked about success, not in terms of getting what you want, but rather, by focusing on what you're willing to give and who you're willing to become to get it. We covered moving through fear, doubt, and indecision, creating unlimited success (defined by you!) from the inside out, and letting go of the "us vs them" mentality. That last point is huge right now, as our social, media, and political climates are massively reinforcing "us vs them." We talked about how passions have seasons and he even dropped some brain science on us. This episode is straight forward, practical and super motivating. Enjoy!
About Sean Croxton:
Sean Croxton is an author, entrepreneur, and money mindset expert on a mission to teach 1 million people how to discover and develop the hidden powers lying dormant within.
A former personal trainer and health coach, Sean began his journey in 2007 when he founded Underground Wellness, one of the first health-based channels on YouTube. His “edu-taining” video content quickly gained popularity due to his unique ability to make complicated matters of health easy and fun for viewers to understand.
In 2008, he launched Underground Wellness Radio, a Top 20 iTunes health podcast featuring weekly interviews with experts, authors, and health practitioners. The program ran for 7 years, with 348 episodes on all things real food, clean living, and functional medicine.
Sean is the author of The Dark Side of Fat Loss: Lessons from the Underground. He is the originator of the popular JERF (Just Eat Real Food) brand. And he has hosted and produced seven online summit events, including The Thyroid Sessions, The Digestion Sessions, and The Depression Sessions.
In late 2015, Sean decided to step away from the health space in order to pursue his passion for personal development, dedicating himself to studying and teaching the timeless works of Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Bob Proctor, and other success writers.
His latest podcast, The Quote of The Day Show, features 5-10 minute clips from motivational and inspirational talks from the likes of Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, Tony Robbins, and more. You can catch a new episode of The Quote of The Day Show Monday thru Saturday on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
In this episode, Sean shares:
1. Stepping out of the ego (identity) box
2. Allowing your job to be your investor instead of your enemy
3. You have to be something before you can do something (the opposite approach to success than most are taking)