Posts Tagged ‘personal growth’

Hollywood Insider

MEET THE HOLLYWOOD INSIDER

Hollywood is more than a place. It’s a story. Actually, it’s many stories, as many as we can make up in our heads.

Simply put, Hollywood means something different to everyone. Your story depends on whether you live there, you like or loathe celebrity, are outgoing or shy, religious or secular. No two people see the same Hollywood.

Today’s guest, Harry Lowell, is a man who lives and breathes Hollywood. Not the Hollywood of glitz and glamor, but the Hollywood of creative expression, the Hollywood of storytelling.

Harry knew he wanted to tell the kind of stories that live on a screen when he was a kid. Luckily, for him and for us, he never lost his childlike curiosity, excitement, and passion for the world of storytelling.

You will find his story refreshing, inspiring, and revealing about what matters in life and business, about the things that make you feel alive and keep you true to yourself.

Here are some of the highlights of today’s episode:

  • Powerful life lessons from Harry Lowell’s dad
  • The importance of mentorship
  • The ego’s role in your success or failure
  • Why you must master your relationship to time
  • The real power of teamwork
  • How to successfully pitch anything to anyone
  • The biggest obstacle to your success
  • Powerful branding tips
  • Harry’s biggest mistake
  • Harry’s greatest achievement
  • What it means to be the “eye of the storm”

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis (Harry’s favorite book)

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

Chicago: A Novel by David Mamet

HARRY’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – attributed to Wayne Gretsky, Michael Jordan…others? – Hey, somebody said it.

CONTACT HARRY

Instagram – @goodproducer

LinkedIn

 

 

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Conquering Death

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

CONTACT JOSH

www.DarkerSouls.com

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Failing Forward

EMBRACE FAILURE

What is failure? And why has it gotten a bad rap?

Most of us have gone through an education system that stigmatizes mistakes. Make mistakes, and you get low grades. Make enough mistakes, and you fail.

Failing earns you the label of loser, a person of low intelligence. If you accept the label, you step into a low status identity. That identity becomes the frame through which you view the world.

CHANGE THE FRAME

Refuse to see failure as something negative. Answer the question, “what is failure,” like this. Failure is an important necessary step on the road to success. You’ll be in great company.

Thomas Edison is a prime example of man who delighted in failure. On the subject of his many “failed” attempts to invent the light bulb, Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

MINDSET – MINDSET – MINDSET

You may know exactly what the word mindset means. But until you experience the power of shifting your mindset, of changing your limiting beliefs (stories) to empowering ones, you won’t fully appreciate the meaning of mindset.

TODD PALMER

Today’s podcast guest is Todd Palmer. His story will nudge and inspire you to view the world through an empowering frame. His story will help you discover a mindset that fires you up and can make you unstoppable. Todd is a guy who failed forward to success. His answer to what is failure was always positive.

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How Todd turned massive debt into exciting opportunity
  • How to shift your thoughts from lack to abundance
  • How being a single parent can lead to enormous success
  • The power of life balance
  • Why DNA is more important that your resume
  • Todd’s 4 pillars of success for your business
  • The crucial difference between leadership and management
  • MUCH MORE…

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness by David J. Rendall

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

TODD’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins

CONTACT TODD

www.ExtraordinaryAdvisors.com

FREE 30 minute conversation with Todd: Contact Kelly at booking@extraordinaryadvisors.com

 

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Story Slaves

How to tell your life story. Huh? “I don’t have a life story,” or, “My life story isn’t interesting,” or, “Only famous or remarkable people have a life story worth telling.”

Did you just think one of those thoughts or some other variation? You’re perfectly normal if you did. And guess what? Those normal thoughts are stories. Stories that limit your personal power.

Don’t think so. Listen to this podcast with an open mind, and you may just have a huge aha moment that liberate you and breaks the bond of slavery to the stories you create all the time.

“I’m not a slave to any story,” you say? Yes, you are, and your “I am not” statement is another story.

The truth is that we, all of us, are brilliant storytelling machines. We create identity stories (often negative), religious stories, political stories, and stories about absolutely anyone or anything that is part of our human experience.

This is neither good nor bad,  right nor wrong. It just is.

HOW YOUR MIND CREATES STORIES

Actually, it can be bad for us if we are not aware of how this process works in our lives. The moment you become aware, you have the power to create and live into stories that make you happy, stories that enrich and empower you.

This short podcast cuts to the chase about how your mind works. It reveals your mind as a trickster who attaches to every thought and creates a story out of it – if you let it.

That’s what worry is all about. Your mind begins with a thought; it usually expands that thought with the question,”what if?” What if this happens? What if that happens? What if-what if-what if?

When  you are a slave to “what if,” you allow yourself to feel a wide range of unpleasant emotions. Guilt, anger, fear, the list goes on. Then, you are a slave to your story and your feelings. No fun?

One way to snap the chains that keep you enslaved is to practice meditation. You will learn a simple powerful technique in this podcast called the blue sky technique. You’ll definitely want to learn it because it may very well be your liberator.

Once you get a taste of mental freedom, you will love it, and you won’t want to slip back into being a story slave. You’ll realize that you know how to tell your life story in a way that gives you fulfillment and power.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall

Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

 

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