FINDING HUMAN CONNECTION
The Internet has connected the entire planet. So why is human connection at an all time low in this age of digital connectivity?
Today’s guest discovered an answer and a solution to the problem. He did it through his own painful experiences. He is a millennial named Gordie Bufton.
Gordie shares his discoveries in his two books, The Connection Effect: An Entrepreneurs’s Playbook to Unlocking the Present Moment, and Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery.
This episode is for people who have lost direction and are ready to put their lives back on track toward happiness and success. It is also for highly successful entrepreneurs who want more success without compromising their quality of life.
These are few of the things you will learn from my conversation with Gordie:
- How the technology that serves you is also robbing your sense of human connection
- The power you gain when you need guidance and you reach out for help
- Why environment is stronger than willpower
- How to simplify your life and dramatically increase your focus
- The meaning of Silent Sunday and how it can reboot and renew you
- How to conquer information overwhelm
- Your life resume vs.your work resume
- How to be a master of technology instead of its slave
BOOKS IN THIS POCAST
Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery by Gordie Bufton
The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson – Gordie’s favorite book
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The Seven Secrets to Living in Harmony: A Guide to Freeing YOU to Create YOUR Life by Gregory Reece Smith
GORDIE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Be the change you want to be in the world.” – Ghandi
LIVE PAIN FREE
There is a cure for chronic pain and today’s podcast guest, Nicole Sachs, swears by it. Nichole Sachs is more than just a therapist. She is a mother, a partner, a really good friend, a saver and a fixer. She offers a course entitled Freedom From Chronic Pain, which will teach you a lifestyle that can keep you out of chronic pain for the rest of your life.
She believes that ‘the pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.’ The power of your mind is actually so strong that it plays a crucial role in your quest to heal yourself. When you believe you can heal, then chances are high that you actually will! You just have to take that big step forward.
Look beyond the pain and live a life of truth. Let go. As Nicole says, The life you save is your own.
You will discover many powerful life lessons and rich nuggets in this podcast. Here are just a few:
- Relationship between bodily pain and the mind
- Common examples of chronic pain
- How Nicole’s mentor shaped her future
- Why people tend to put others on a pedestal
- A message of hope to someone who thinks he/she has nothing to offer to this world
- Is today’s humanity at a dawn of a new age?
QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
“Life is really a combination of mind, body, and spirit.”
“Life is a behavior modification program. You cannot think your way into better feelings. You must act your way to better feelings.”
“The pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.”
“Chronic pain is not a really an epidemic of pain. It’s an epidemic of fear.”
“Mindfulness is becoming a word that is in the common vernacular now.”
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Meaning of Truth: Embrace Your Truth, Create Your Life by Nicole J. Sachs
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ozanich
NICOLE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
Freedom from Chronic Pain Course with Nicole Sachs
The Cure For Chronic Pain with Nicole J. Sachs, LCSW YouTube Channel
JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
The Official Site of John E. Sarno M.D.
Les Brown’s YouTube Channel
THE MAN WITH TWO LIVES
Conquering death has been man’s dream since the beginning of time. Today’s podcast guest is a man who literally conquered death.
Josh Mantz was a brave young American soldier deployed in Iraq. One day on patrol, a sniper bulled killed him. He flatlined for 15 minutes.
What does that mean? It means that Josh was officially dead for a quarter of an hour before medics revived him.
Was it a miracle? Who can say? I can’t.
What I can say for sure is that Josh Mantz defied science by coming back to life after a prolonged flatline. Medical experts tell us that the chances of surviving beyond 6 minutes is rare.
Here is another amazing fact. People who come back to life after the six minute mark do so with major brain damage. Not Josh Mantz.
If you are really interested in meaningful change and challenging your limiting beliefs, listen to this podcast.
You will learn about:
- The real meaning of courage
- The peace and power of absolute surrender
- Commitment and true teamwork
- Compassion as the key to counterinsurgent warfare
- Trust as the most powerful weapon against evil
- The power of a peak experience to dramatically change your story
One of the most valuable lessons in this podcast is the importance of getting beyond judgement and prejudice.
Josh Mantz’s riveting true story will inspire and elevate you, and enrich your view of life and the world.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Beauty of a Darker Soul by Josh Mantz
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
JOSH’S POWERFUL QUOTE
“I had to learn to accept the death of my old self before I could fully live in the present moment.” – Josh Mantz
Laughter heals wounds. Especially, emotional wounds. Some of the deepest wounds stem from the feeling that you are an outsider, a person who does not belong.
Today’s guest, Hal Eisen, is a charming, handsome, loving, funny human being. He is a gift for making people laugh and feel really good. It’s a double edged gift.
You laugh at his wicked sense of humor; and you laugh at his laugh. Yes, Hal has a contagious laugh.
He is an actor and a designer. He tells us in the podcast that his theatre friends have asked him not to let them know when he is in the audience of a play they are in.
Why? Because, if it is a comedy, and they don’t hear Hal’s laugh, they will be disappointed. If it is a drama, and they hear his laugh, they will be disappointed. That’s what you call a lose, lose situation.
You will be moved by the journey Hall takes you on in this interview. You’ll discover how and why laughter became his powerful survival tool.
I’ll guess that most of us have at some time in our lives felt unwanted, cast aside, not knowing where we belong. That is scary and painful. The feeling of being an outsider has triggered many suicides.
Hal is no stranger to the outsider’s pain. You’ll love the way he used laughter to heal his wounds.
You’ll be inspired by the way Hal gradually changed his story and his life. He was considered the ugly duckling in high school. He was humiliated and abused.
That phase of his life was the before portrait that contrasts strongly with the after portrait of a good looking, creative, sharp man about town.
You will also learn about the empowering “it get’s better” campaign that helps people reclaim their dignity and saves lives.
It’s interesting that Hal is passionate about his design work with his partner, Andrew, in the Bottecchia Artistic Group. They specialize in residential and commercial makeovers. Sounds like writing a new story over and over again.
This is the kind of story we all need to hear. We are enriched by the feelings it awakens in us. We are uplifted by the gift of laughter that heals wounds.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
HAL’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Spoken by Polonius in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” – Act I – Scene 3