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The Adversity Advantage with Doug Bopst is a podcast that runs weekly that will feature Interviews from people of all walks of life as well as from Doug to help inspire you to turn your trials into triumphs. Doug Bopst used fitness to save his life from the depths of despair while incarcerated on felony drug charges and now has made it his life mission to help others overcome hardship. Doug combines his wisdom along with knowledge from experts around the world to allow you to use failures, obstacles and ADVERSITY to your advantage.

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    Dating Expert Blaine Anderson On Why You're Still SINGLE, Online Dating Tips & How to Get More Quality Dates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 64:12


    Today's guest is dating coach Blaine Anderson, also known as @datingbyblaine on social media. And as you know, dating could be quite challenging in the online and offline world that we live in today and I was highly impressed with Blaine's direct and no nonsense advice on social media. I personally have gotten a lot of value out of her content and I think you are going to learn a ton in this conversation. And while Blaine, specifically coaches men, we get into both  perspectives in our discussion, so I know you'll enjoy it whether you are male or a female. So get your pen and paper ready as you tune into this dating master class.   Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   InsideTracker: Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking datato identify where you're optimized—and where you're not. You'll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. For a limited time, you can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/doug   What to Listen For:   0:00 Intro 1:59 What are the biggest struggles people have with dating? 4:25 Why self discovery is so important when it comes to finding a partner 7:01 Blaine puts me to the test! 11:10 How to find love on Instagram 17:19 Biggest mistakes she sees her clients make 19:38 She thinks everyone should stop doing THIS 21:40 How to build attraction 23:55 A date is NOT an interview (do this instead)  26:57 Boosting confidence before a date 28:42 How women can be more approachable 30:34 Do THIS to meet someone (& get their number) when you're out in public 36:27 How to not be a “nice guy” without being a jerk (& avoid the friend zone) 39:57 How to ask someone out that you are interested in  42:37 Discovering what you want in a partner & when is it time to make things exclusive 46:15 When is it appropriate to incorporate “touch?” 48:26 Blaine critiques my online dating profile 55:04 How to date someone that's “out of your league” 57:01 How to become more confident with your appearance     Follow Blaine:    Instagram Website  Tiktok Take her masterclass here   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    The Freckled Foodie (Cameron Rogers) On Quitting Alcohol & How It's Made Her a Better Mom & Improved Her Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 49:34


    Today's guest is Cameron Rogers, the voice behind @freckledfoodie. She's a content creator and host of the freckled foodie & friends podcast and through her multiple platforms, Cameron creates a space where content is approachable and authentic, and she is the truest version of herself. Prior to pursuing freckled foodie full time,  Cameron worked on Wall Street for five years until she was in a life altering accident and decided it was time to wave goodbye to the corporate world and change the direction of her work to embody things she deeply cares about. Cameron is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and shares her struggles with her audience on things like pregnancy, postpartum depression, and parenting. Cameron is always in pursuit of a genuine discourse on the trials of motherhood and lately she has been super excited to share all the amazing benefits that have come from going alcohol free, which we dive into today and more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order      What to Listen For:   1:59 Why did she quit drinking? 7:24 What's kept her going? 9:29 How to attend events and not drink? 13:47 Dealing with shame 17:58 Why does she think alcohol has become so “normalized” 21:12 Has Cam had any cravings ? 23:35 Cam's tools for self love and coping with stress 26:37 How did drinking impact her anxiety? 30:20 What's her fitness routine like? 34:16 What you can do if you struggle with body image 38:29 Whats her advice for someone who is “sober curious?” 41:36 How to handle peer pressure 44:27 How has giving up alcohol made her a better Mom? Follow Cameron:    Instagram Website Podcast Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Layne Norton & Simon Hill #2 (Part 2 of 2) On Exercise, Gut Health, Insulin & Science Based Tips To Live Longer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 67:10


    Today's guests are Layne Norton and Simon Hill. Simon and Layne were on the show earlier this year and it has been one of the most popular episodes. So I thought I would get them back on to keep the discussion going. I will link our first episode in the notes below and I highly encourage y'all to give it a listen. Layne Norton (aka Biolayne) is an entrepreneur, physique coach, bodybuilder, and powerlifter. Alongside his success as a competitor, Layne has his Ph.D. in nutrition science and is one of the most respected voices in the health and nutrition space. Simon Hill is a nutritionist and physiotherapist with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in nutrition science on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. His podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.   As promised this is the second part of our most recent convo and today we discuss insulin, insulin resistance, exercise, longevity, and gut health and more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle.   What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 00:58 Does INSULIN & really matter & what's best way to combat insulin resistance? 16:59 Is it healthy for your blood sugar to spike? (or should it be flat) 25:43 Why exercise is so important for longevity 27:53 Science based tool tips to increase your lifespan 33:22 Does walking help? 37:54 Biggest thing you can do to improve your bone mineral density (& why it can help you live longer) 44:59 Are there ways to improve your gut health & is gut health worth the “hype?”   Episode resources:   Simon Hill | Instagram, Twitter, Website The Proof Podcast Layne Norton | Website, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook   Previous convos with Simon & Layne: Simon & Layne #2 Part 1 of 2 Simon & Layne #1   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter  

    Layne Norton & Simon Hill #2 (Part 1 of 2) On Protein Quality, Best Diet For Fat Loss & Are All Calories Created Equal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 47:44


    Today's guests are Layne Norton and Simon Hill. Simon and Layne were on the show earlier this year and it has been one of the most popular episodes. So I thought I would get them back on to keep the discussion going. I will link our first episode in the notes below and I highly encourage y'all to give it a listen.   Layne Norton (aka Biolayne) is an entrepreneur, physique coach, bodybuilder, and powerlifter.  Alongside his success as a competitor, Layne has his Ph.D in nutrition science and is one of the most respected voices in the health and nutrition space. Simon Hill is a nutritionist and physiotherapist with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in nutrition science on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. His podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.   This episode I believe is the longest one I have done yet and so I broke it down into two parts. In this first part, we cover protein quality, why adherence matters, the best diet for fat loss, and the nuances of the highly debated topic: “are all calories created equal?” In the second part which will be released on Thursday, we cover insulin, insulin resistance, exercise, longevity, and gut health.   Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   InsideTracker: Created by leading scientists in aging, genetics, and biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness tracking datato identify where you're optimized—and where you're not. You'll get a daily Action Plan with personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. For a limited time, you can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/doug   What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 02:13 Animal vs Plant proteins (quality, amino acids, digestabilty etc.) 23:39 Why ADHERENCE matters and best diet for fat loss 34:09 Are all calories REALLY created equal & does food quality matter? 44:49 Stay tuned for part 2 of 2 (releases Thursday)   Episode resources: Simon Hill | Instagram, Twitter, Website The Proof Podcast Layne Norton | Website, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook   Simon and Layne #1: https://dougbopst.com/layne-norton-simon-hill-on-why-nutrition-shouldnt-be-this-confusing/   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr Gabor Maté On How to Transform Your Pain to Heal From Trauma & Recover From Addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 62:13


    Today's guest is Dr. Gabor Maté. Gabor Maté is a retired physician who spent 20 years in family practice and worked for over a decade in Vancouver's Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. He is the bestselling author of four books published in thirty languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. The occasion for today's chat is to discuss his newest book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture that was just released a few days ago. This episode is an absolute MASTERCLASS on all things healing, parenting, trauma and addiction!    Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:46 Is trauma root cause of addiction? 05:11 How does trauma change our brains? 07:34 Why our brains love opiates 12:11 Can parents prevent their kids from addiction? 14:30 THIS mistake by parents is detrimental to kids emotional development  17:07 Signs of childhood trauma in adults 20:45 How does stress and our emotions impact our health?  25:09 How do we heal from trauma and reduce stress?  28:34 Why we need authenticity AND attachment for survival (& how to have both) 33:30 How does a skeptic embrace spirituality? 37:23 Why is the drug epidemic so bad? 41:02 How does someone recover from addiction? 44:47 Gabor's thoughts on the 12 step programs 47:40 The “4 A's” that can help you become “whole” 51:51 His most VALUABLE advice for loving someone with addiction Connect with Gabor:   Website Instagram The Myth of Normal   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Adrian Grenier On The Dark Side of FAME & How He Redisovered Himself To Find REAL Love, Meaning & Purpose

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 50:16


    Today's guest is Adrian Grenier. Many of you will recognize Adrian from playing Vincent Chase on the incredibly popular HBO show Entourage. But, Adrian is much more than “Vinny Chase.” Today he has cemented his place as a change agent who leverages his influence and passion for film to make impactful investments, create meaningful content and help make the world a better place. Adrian is also an entrepreneur and environmentalist and has started companies such as DuContra Ventures, The Lonely Whale Foundation and his newest endeavor, Earth Speed Media. While a lot of you may only know Adrian from his role on Entourage, he has made a radical transformation since that time and I'm looking forward to unpacking his story and all the ins and outs that go with in todays episode.   Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle.   What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:42 When did Adrian hit rock bottom? 04:25 What did healing look like? 07:34 Were his addictions fueled by his lifestyle or by trauma? 09:33 Why he dismissed the pain in his life 12:39 Becoming Vincent Chase (and why it was a challenge) 16:03 Did he ever get lost in his role as Vince?  19:51 The dark side of FAME 26:16 How he rediscovered true meaning and purpose in his life 31:35 Redefining success: from fame and money to farm and manure 34:24 What's parenting going to be like for Adrian? 37:56 Adrian's fitness routine 39:14 Where's he at with acting? 42:51 What's a project that he's most excited about right now?  Connect with Adrian:   Earth Speed Instagram Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    How to Become a Better PARTNER & Find TRUE LOVE! w/ John Kim & Vanessa Bennett

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 52:43


    Today's guests are husband and wife, John Kim and Vanessa Bennett. John also known as “The Angry Therapist” pioneered the online life coaching movement seven years ago, after going through a divorce, which led to his total rebirth. He quickly built a devoted following of fans who loved the frank and authentic insights that he freely shared on social media. John became known as an unconventional therapist who worked outta the box by seeing clients at coffee shops on hikes or in a CrossFit box. John's wife, Vanessa Bennett is an author, a holistic psychotherapist, a clinical entrepreneur and mental health content creator. She co-hosts the “Cheaper Than Therapy” podcast and leads soul based retreats and workshops. Vanessa also creates and facilitates curriculum for non profits, corporate events and conferences.   This episode is an absolute masterclass on all things healing, relationships and dating. We get into what make can make a relationship better as well as what can make one suffer. John and Vanessa reveal how to find true love, heal from your past relationships and why chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG.  Our discussion also gets into how to properly “fight” in a relationship, how to become a better partner and so much more!     Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle.     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:55 What makes relationships successful that often gets overlooked? 04:33 How to properly “fight” with your partner 09:27 Do not do THIS when fighting with your partner 11:50 Signs that your past is holding you back in relationships 16:21 Why great chemistry in the beginning can be a RED FLAG 25:25 What to do when honeymoon phase wears off 28:11 Getting over failed relationships  30:46 Should you get back with your ex? 33:40 How to properly apologize 36:41 Does cheating always end relationships? 41:10 Small things that add A LOT of value to relationships 46:20 Signs your relationships is STALE!    Connect with John: Website Instagram   Connect with Vanessa:   Website Instagram   Buy their book here   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Pauline Adeleke On What to do When Life Is UNFAIR & How to DESTROY The Victim Mindset

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 60:30


    Todays' guest is 70 year old fitness coach Pauline Adeleke! Pauline has been into fitness all of her life and at the youthful age of 70 years young, she has taken on the task of educating others about the undeniable benefits of exercise and fitness.    She has successfully set out to accomplish this mission by inspiring and motivating people of all ages through her ageless fitness lifestyle channel on YouTube and providing fitness training sessions with clients in person as well as remotely, but things haven't always been easy for her. Pauline met her husband, John, while working as an international flight attendant. John was one of Nigeria's premier entrepreneurs and intellectuals. He had a vision for his country that would supersede any country in Africa or the world for that matter. Mr. Adeleke was a multi-millionaire a hundred times over and provided a jet setting lifestyle for Pauline and their children with their residents in New York and homes all over. But within seven years, the magical ride would cease with the abrupt and sudden death of Mr. Adeleke, leaving Pauline and her two children financially barren . How did she overcome such a tremendous setback raising two children, ages four and five on her own? Well, I guess you're gonna have to listen to the episode to find out.   Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness.     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 02:42 Pauline's teenager years 05:58 How she met her husband. (wild story) 16:15 Shattered dreams for Pauline  25:02 What happened to all of the money?  27:08 How she overcame such a tremendous setback 30:44 How did she begin to rebuild her life? 32:52 Doing THIS with her kids outside of school helped them become VERY successful  37:49 How did she handle the stress of being a single parent? 40:11 Did she ever lose faith? 44:32 When did she decide she wanted to pursue a fitness career? 47:31 Longevity tips from Pauline! (She's 70 years young) 48:33 How to escape the victim mindset? 52:26 What's next for Pauline?!    Connect with Pauline: YouTube Instagram   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Liz Plosser On Diet Culture, Advice for Consuming Content & The Secret To a Great Morning Routine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 49:59


    Todays guest is Liz Plosser. Liz is the Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, where she oversees the brand across its print and digital platforms and various brand extensions, reaching an audience of 47+ million women monthly.     Liz has been in the wellness industry for more than 18 years, previously overseeing digital strategy as SVP of Content at Well+Good, and prior to that, serving as the Senior Director of Content & Communications at SoulCycle. She is the former Deputy Editor of SELF, and before that she helped earn Cosmopolitan its first-ever national magazine award at the helm of the global brand's health coverage. Liz was also the Editorial Director of CosmoBody, an on-demand subscription fitness channel.     Her first book, Own Your Morning, was released by Hearst Home in September 2021 was released in paperback a few weeks ago.   We discuss the current diet culture that exists as well as the current media landscape regarding it and how we can do better to improve both. Liz shares how she manages to keep readers engaged while staying to true to the integrity of the Womens Health brand and what specific type of stories really inspire her. She gives some solid advice for readers consuming content and also shares the secret to a great morning routine, how to get back on track after falling off and more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG  and use code DOUG for 20% off any item..     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:55 Liz's opinion of the current “women's health” media landscape 05:49 Headlines vs. integrity 10:51 Liz's advice for those reading health publications 19:44 How can we improve diet culture and messaging? 29:43 What types of stories inspire Liz? 33:25 Does Liz plan to cover more topics on mental health/addiction? 36:07 Dealing with comparison 38:49 Liz's morning routine 42:51 Getting back into a routine after falling off track  Connect with Liz: Website Instagram Buy Liz's book here   Connect with Women's Health:   Website Instagram   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    From ADDICT to RUNNING MAN to PRISON WARRIOR: The Story of Charlie Engle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 57:57


    Today's guest is Charlie Engle. Charlie is one of the premier adventure athletes in the world today. He's run across more than 40 countries but by far his most important accomplishment is his 30 years of clean and sober living. His best selling book Running Man, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. Charlie's record setting run across the Sahara Desert led to the creation of H2O Africa, which is known today as Water.org, cofounded by Matt Damon.  Charlie has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, at NATO Headquarters in Belgium and on board the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. He regularly trains Fortune 500 companies in strategies for resilience and addressing mental health issues.   We discuss Charlies riveting addiction journey from start to finish, how he used running to save his life, why he went to federal prison after years of sobriety, how he improved his life during his incarceration and more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   B3 Sciences: Ride the B3 Band wave today! Checkout https://B3Sciences.com/ to order your own B3 Band. It comes with a 30-day money back guarantee for any B3 Band purchase.     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:55 Where did Charlie's addiction story begin? 06:59 Was he using to numb pain? 10:02 Why some people can't handle “college life” 14:36 This is when his addiction took a turn for the worst 19:02 Charlie's rock bottom moment (police/bullet holes) 22:46 How running saved his life! 28:30 Did his relationship with running become unhealthy? 34:47 Why did he go to prison after years of sobriety? 41:52 How did he improve his self worth in prison & make most of his time?  Connect with Charlie: Website Instagram   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter   ***Please note that B3 Sciences is a DSM company. I am not affiliated with B3 Sciences and this advertisement is for the B3 Sciences band only and NOT to join their DSM pipeline.

    Alison Faulkner On How To Rebuild Your Self Confidence & Your Life After Everything Falls Apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 51:33


    Today's guest is Allison Faulkner. Allison is a branding and events expert and host of the podcast “Awesome with Allison,” which is a top 100 health and wellness podcast. She's a consultant for fortune 500 companies, a writer, speaker, and self-proclaimed nonsense, dancer and CEO of “Allison's brand school,” where she partners with companies like Microsoft and Alaska airlines among others. She is also obsessed with her kids, husband, family, and friends, and the occasion for today's chat is her new book. “You're already awesome,” which I thoroughly enjoyed and I think you will too.    We discuss what seperates her new book from the rest of the "self help" books that exist and how to take action after reading a book like hers or listening to a podcast like this. We also chat about how to rebuild your self confidence (and your life) after everything falls apart and how to have a healthy relationship with validation and more!     What to Listen For:   00:00 Intro 01:57 What makes her “self help” book different? 06:18 How to take action on what you learn from a book or podcast 13:35 Which “shift” in her life was the most challenging to make? 19:51 How to develop confidence when your life falls apart 26:05 Small steps she took rebuild her life and not give up 35:56 How to have a healthy relationship with validation 43:12 How she is dealing with uncertainty    Connect with Alison: Website Instagram Podcast    Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Megan Rossi On Science Based Tools To Improve Digestion, Gut Health & Nutrition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 43:59


    Today's guest is Dr Megan Rossi. Dr. Rossi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in gut health from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Megan's PhD was recognized for its contribution to science receiving the Dean's Award for excellence. Megan leads research at King's College London investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including pre- & probiotics, dietary fibres, the low FODMAP diet and food additives. Megan was the recipient of the 2017 British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology prize ‘Best clinical science abstract for oral presentation' and the British Nutrition Foundation ‘Drummond Pump Priming Award'. Megan is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia.   We talk about common myths around gut health and what information is actually true.  Megan reveals what the role(s) of the gut microbiome and dietary fiber are and why they are so important for your health. We discuss simple ways to eat more plants and which foods are the best to start eating right now. Megan shares steps you can take to improve digestion, why she doesn't recommend going 100% vegan, her thoughts on probiotics and more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsors:   Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG  and use code DOUG for 20% off any item.     What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:28 3 Facts and 3 Myths about gut health 05:43 What does our gut microbiome actually do and why is it important? 10:01 A deep dive on all things dietary fiber 13:51 Simple ways to eat more plants 17:41 Eat more of THESE foods 20:47 Steps to improve digestion 28:52 Why she doesn't recommend eating 100% vegan? 31:02 Getting protein from plants 33:18 Should you take a probiotic? 36:25 Megan's thoughts on fermented foods/kombucha   Episode Resources: Connect with Megan Instagram How To Eat More Plants   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Daniel Pink On The Power Of Regret: Make Peace with Your Past & Overcome Failure

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 42:08


    Today's guest is Daniel Pink. Daniel is the author of five New York Times Best sellers, including his latest, “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward.”  His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan's books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world.    We talk about how regret is actually a GOOD THING and why it is a catalyst for personal growth. Dan reveals his biggest regret in life and the three step process you must take to help use regret to your advantage. We talk about how we've been lied to and why we need negative emotions for survival. Our discussion gets into how to prevent future regrets, dealing with failure and so much more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsors:   Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG  and use code DOUG for 20% off any item.   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 Powerful decision making technique 03:22 Dan's biggest regret 07:48 Take THESE 3 Steps to use regret to help you grow  13:10 You've been lied to! 15:10 Why we need negative emotions 19:18 How do you deal with YEARS of mistakes? 22:48 How to prevent “future regrets” 28:03 Olympians felt better placing 3rd over 2nd?! 31:13 How to create a “failure resume” (and why it's so transformative) 33:00 What do most people regret later in life? 35:41 What future regret is Dan currently working to prevent?   Episode Resources: Connect with Dan   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter  

    Jenna Willis On Why She Ditched Acting For Fitness & How To Survive a Breakup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 82:33


    Today's guest is my good friend, Jenna Willis, and Jenna and I met several years ago working out together at Gabby Reece's house. She's also a colleague and a trainer! Jenna's complete mind-body approach to wellness as well as her results have gained her a reputation as one of the hottest rising celebrity trainers.   Her impressive client roster includes YouTube sensation Liza Koshy, reality Queen Lala Kent, and pop music icon, Camila Cabello to name a few. In an industry obsessed with perfection, Jenna embraces the awkward, allowing those she trains to focus on enjoying working out rather than stressing about it as a former division one volleyball Jenna uses her background in fitness and uplifting teamwork mentality to help both herself and her clients cope with anxiety and gain peace of mind. I think you guys are gonna enjoy this conversation a lot. It's a little different as we engage in a friendly dialogue and talk about the SUPER awkward moment in how we met.    We not only talk about how we met, we unpack Jenna's story and chat about her acting career, her battles with panic attacks and anxiety and how different breakups have made her stronger. She shares why fitness has been a major coping strategy and how that led to her decision to ditch acting and go "all in" on being a trainer. Jenna also reveals the wild story of how she landed a role on Vanderpump Rules and so much more!      Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness.   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 We met working out with Gabby Reece! 04:25 Unpacking a humbling experience (and how I STRUGGLED) 09:52 Has Jenna always embraced challenges? 11:28 Where would she be without fitness? 14:15 Using fitness to cope with anxiety and panic 17:53 Jenna opens up about a traumatic breakup 22:26 Fitness helps - but it can't be the only coping strategy 24:06 Moving on after multiple bad breakups 27:56 When did she start acting (and why) 31:51 Overlooked challenges in entertainment industry 33:10 Jenna was on Vanderpump! (crazy story) 37:58 Does she compare herself to Lala and Katie (her close friends) 41:56 Ditching acting for fitness (and how she maintained friendships) 44:21 How she thrives in an industry that is competitive (training celebs) 49:25 Finding real friends in LA 54:44 Her current relationship with fear & anxiety 57:29 Healing from a recent relationship  1:08:47 How to stay on track with your health when busy!   Episode Resources: https://www.jennawillisfitness.com/ https://www.dontsweatitalone.com/ https://www.instagram.com/msjennawillis/   Follow me on Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-bops... https://www.instagram.com/dougbopst https://twitter.com/dougbopst    

    Wade Lightheart On Transforming Pain Into Purpose & 3 Spiritual Principles To Live By

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 63:09


    Today's guest is health and nutrition expert. Wade Lightheart. Wade is also the co-founder and president of Bioptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company, and also serves as an advisor to the American anti-cancer Institute. Wade is a three time Canadian national all natural body building champion and competed as a drug free vegetarian in the Mr. Universe contest. He is also someone that has had many setbacks in his life and thus possesses an immense amount of wisdom as well as many life lessons that he is here to share today.   We talk about how has sister's death kickstarted his own health journey and how he stayed disciplined during such intense emotional pain and trauma.  Wade reveals  what led to his battle with addiction and 3 spiritual principles that changed his life. We also get into why he shifted to his focus from bodybuilding to longevity and more!   ​​Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle.   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 How his sister's death inspired his own health journey 08:35 Staying disciplined under intense emotional trauma 14:57 Wade's battle with addiction 23:43 Unpacking the root cause of his addiction 27:32 Three spiritual principles that will change your life 32:52 Shifting his focus from aesthetics to longevity 37:00 Biggest mistakes he's made when trying to improve his health 31:45 Supplements don't matter until THIS happens!  46:00 Can digestive enzyme supplements help?  54:10 How to get a FREE bottle of digestive enzymes!      Episode Resources: BiOptimizers  Get free MASSzymes!   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Anna Lembke On How To Control Impulsive Behavior & Manage Dopamine Effectively

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 46:48


    Today's guest is one of the world's leading experts in the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, and has been one of the most popular guests on the podcast. Anna Lemke MD joins me today for round two. Anna is chief of the Stanford medicine, dual diagnosis clinic, and professor and medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford university's school of medicine. Dr. Lembke has testified before Congress and consulted with governors and senators from Kentucky to Missouri to Nevada. You may also recognize her from her appearance on the hit Netflix movie, “The Social Dilemma.”  Aside from this. Anna has also written two books, “Drug Dealer MD,” and her latest book, the New York times bestseller “Dopamine nation.”   We talk about what dopamine is and why it's so important. Anna explains the neuroscience of dopamine, when it's used and why it goes hand in hand with addiction. She also reveals how to change your brain, stop impulsive behavior and have a healthy relationship with dopamine and more!   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 What is dopamine and why is it so important? 05:32 Dopamine explained with real life examples (specifically addiction) 11:20 How to CHANGE your brain!  17:33 What causes depression and why “quick fixes” make things worse 21:24 How to STOP impulsive behavior 24:17 How to know if you have an unhealthy relationship with dopamine? 27:53 Does social media have the same impact on your brain as drugs? 31:45 How social media changes your brain and cleads to other addictions 34:17 What role does stress play? 35:47: THIS might explained why you can't pay attention 40:20 Tools for retraining your brain to be more focused Episode Resources: Dopamine Nation |    Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Colin O'Brady on Overcoming Limiting Beliefs to Become UNSTOPPABLE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 66:02


    Today's guest is Colin O Brady. Colin is a ten-time world record breaking explorer, speaker, entrepreneur, and expert on mindset. His feats include the world's first solo, unsupported, and fully human-powered crossing of Antarctica, speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and the Seven Summits, and the first human-powered ocean row across Drake Passage. Colin's highly publicized expeditions have been followed by millions, and his work has been featured by The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and The New York Times. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Impossible First and now The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life which came out this week.   We talk about how his near death experience transformed his life and what drives him to attempt such extreme endeavors. Colin opens up about his marriage to his wife, why she decided to climb Mt. Everest and how nearly losing her changed his view on what matters most. We also get into how to push past common limiting beliefs, overcome your biggest fears and achieve what you want in life and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG and use code DOUG for 20% off any item.   What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 When is enough enough?  03:20 Why did his wife decide to climb Mt. Everest with him? 10:20 Making the marriage work with his personality 15:29 After THIS happened, he was told he would never walk again 23:30 Recovering from emotional and mental trauma 30:20 What inspired him to attempt to cross Antarctica? 43:27 Dealing with limiting beliefs 53:17 Will having kids change his lifestyle? 59:33 Take the 12 hour walk with Colin Episode Resources: The 12 Hour Walk |  Follow Colin:  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    A Teen's Perspective On Dealing With Major Depression, Severe Anxiety & Low Self Esteem w/ Sadie Sutton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 87:13


    Today's guest is Sadie Sutton. Sadie is a 19 year old college sophomore from the Bay area and after receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth.  She started a podcast back in 2019 and has accumulated over 105 episodes reaching over 75,000 listeners. Sadie conducts impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create their life worth living. Sadie is a psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology to further her impact in the mental health field.   We talk about the devastating effects of mental health issues when disregarded and left unaddressed, the different options, treatments, and programs available for anyone struggling mentally and emotionally, the importance of a solid and trusted support system, the amazing story of a young girl who battled against severe depression and recovered from it, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:40 Being very aware and conscious of my myself 06:17 Lengthy struggle with self-esteem 12:41 Channeling pain through self harm 18:14 Relationship foundations matter  20:16 “I blamed them…” 23:00 Regardless of your circumstance, you can still struggle 28:16 It isn't necessary to explain yourself to others 31:22 Running out of options and backed into a corner 35:28 DBT versus CBT 38:38 Learning DBT skills everyday 50:53 The practice of blurting out emotions 58:56 When your mental health is no longer consuming you 01:03:22 Handling disagreements and differing opinions 01:06:39 Sharing wisdom gained from several treatments 01:13:14 Shifting into cultivation enough self-compassion 01:16:48 Small organic things to feel love and supported  Episode Resources: She Persisted Podcast | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Brian Kelly (The Points Guy) On Budget Travel Tips, Maximizing Credit Card Rewards & Minimizing Airport Nightmares

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 48:20


    Today's guest is Brian Kelly. Brian is the founder of The Points Guy, the leading voice when it comes to loyalty programs, credit cards, and travel. Brian launched The Points Guy in 2010 during his time as a Wall Street road warrior, where he developed his keen sense from maximizing travel experiences while minimizing spending. Since then, Brian has grown the company into a powerhouse travel and lifestyle media platform with a team of distinguished editors and freelancers that spans the globe. And I cannot think of a better time to have this conversation with everything going on in the travel world.  We talk about the credit card perks most people don't know about, how to earn points from using your card, the best card type to use in what situation or purchase, how to maximize rewards and discounts with the points earned, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsors: Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG  and use code DOUG for 20% off any item. Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:23 It started with a horrible credit score 11:01 What are points used for? 17:50 The three types of credit card you should know about 20:58 Don't focus too much on the points, there are perks too 25:21 The biggest factors of flight delays 29:16 When budgeting, flexibility is the key 31:59 Choose locations with a cheap fair 37:04 Understand the type of card you're getting 38:59 How much are points worth? 41:08 Hotels with the best programs in terms of value Episode Resources: Brian Kelly | Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Steve Magness On The Shocking SCIENCE Of Mental TOUGHNESS & How to Become More CONFIDENT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 52:36


    Today's guest is Steve Magness. Steve is a world-renowned expert on health and human performance. He is the co-author of the best-selling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. He's the co-host of two podcasts, The Growth Equation Podcast and On Coaching with Magness and Marcus. Steve has served as a consultant and speaker for NASA, the Houston Rockets, Murphy Oil, the Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Guardians, the Seattle Sounders, the New Orleans Pelicans, and more. The occasion for today's chat is his latest book, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.  We talk about how being in the moment matters when aiming for success, confidence requires work and consistency, why perfectionism isn't sustainable, how to use failure as motivation to keep going, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:04 We focus so much on what's going on externally 04:00 Using doubt in a productive way 06:59 Pressure and discomfort narrow us 11:21 Psychological debriefing with friends 17:14 Accept what you're capable of in the moment 20:18 Confidence demands evidence 22:51 The real boost to your self esteem 26:26 High level of demandingness of parenting doesn't work 31:26 Doing hard things and embracing difficult things 35:35 How do you change your relationship with discomfort? 39:54 Our doubts are normal 43:37 Perfectionism is not sustainable 46:07 If you succeed all the time, motivation plummets Episode Resources: Steve Magness | Website, Instagram, Twitter, Books, Facebook Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Terri Cole On Setting Boundaries, Codependency & How to Stop People Pleasing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 55:53


    Today's guest is Terri Cole. Terri is a licensed psychotherapist. She's a relationship expert. She's an empowerment coach, author, and a total boundary boss. And I think this conversation is gonna help you out so much with all things mental health, relationships, boundaries, and more.     We talk about the truth about narcissism and what makes one a narcissist, how setting boundaries in any relationship can save and strengthen it, why it is important to have a good relationship with yourself first and above any bonds, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG and use code DOUG for 20% off any item. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:12 What is narcissism? 03:49 Can narcissists truly empathize? 09:10 Codependency and toxicity in relationships 16:14 Do a resentment inventory 20:51 “Alcoholics and addicts don't have relationships, they take hostages.” 29:13 Pause and listen to what your children have to say 33:28 What is the state of your relationship to yourself? 35:26 It all comes back to setting boundaries 44:30 Constantly making deposits into the well of Goodwill 48:59 If you're walking on eggshells everyday, that's not healthy Episode Resources: Terri Cole | Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn The Terri Cole Show Boundary Boss Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Don Saladino On Building a Summer Body, Common Fitness Misconceptions & Why The Scale Lies to You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 50:00


    Today's guest is celebrity trainer Don Saladino. Don is one of the most trusted names in health and fitness and has a reputation for training some of your favorite movie stars. His client roster includes Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Sebastian Stan, and Blake Lively. Don's wisdom and expertise on fitness, nutrition, and getting shredded is unmatched and I think you're really going to enjoy our discussion.  We talk about why and why not a calorie deficit diet works, how your body type and lifestyle determines which type of fitness routine to follow, how to get started on a routine for the best results, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:44 Taking care of your health while traveling 05:23 The small wins = non-scale victories 09:35 Understand what you are trying to create 11:52 How calorie deficit works 17:58 The importance of the 3 macronutrients 20:45 Common fitness misconceptions online 27:31 Don't dehydrate yourself 32:11 What do you do if you want to have a beach-body ready? 37:00 Measure your macronutrients 41:15 What's your training history like?  Episode Resources: Don Saladino | Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Jordan Lee Dooley On How To Remain Hopeful When Your Biggest Fears Become Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 54:28


    Today's guest is Jordan Lee Dooley. Jordan is the national bestselling author of Embrace Your Almost and Own Your Everyday and is the host of the top rated podcast, SHE. She's also the founder of the Own It Academy, a digital education company, as well as Soul Scripts, a word company known for its phrase, "Your brokenness is welcome here." We talk about finding clarity when you're going through moments of adversity, why you shouldn't allow one story to become your identity, identifying your priorities first prior to taking a step forward, how to get out of a difficult situation when you feel hopeless, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsors: Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COM/DOUG  and use code DOUG for 20% off any item. Masszymes: Masszymes can help ensure that all the protein that you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:45 How it all started 04:50 Consider what you really want in life 09:37 How we can make it less painful 14:38 It's part of embracing it 18:03 When your story becomes your identity 23:01 Uncover underlying thoughts and beliefs that aren't true 25:54 Success is what's enriching your life 28:35 First, define what your priority is 33:37 Start doing one normal thing a day 38:26 Are our expectations reasonable? 40:59 What does real contentment look like? 46:12 What do you really want? Episode Resources: Jordan Lee Dooley | Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest Own It Academy Soul Scripts Embrace Your Almost  Own Your Everyday SHE with Jordan Lee Dooley Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Laurie Santos On Why You're Not HAPPY & How To Fix It

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 43:56


    Today's guest is Dr. Laurie Santos who's a professor of psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that's happier and more fulfilling. The class is Yale's most popular course in over 300 years and has been adapted into a free Coursera program that has been taken by over 3.9 million people to date. Dr. Santos has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Today's Show, CBS This Morning, NPR, GQ Magazine, and much more. Dr. Santos is a winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching from institutions such as Yale and the American Psychological Association. She has been featured as one of Popular Science's Brilliant 10 Young Minds and was named Times' leading campus celebrity. Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, which launched in 2019, has over 72 million downloads.   We talk about what real happiness is, how our choices affect our happiness, why being happy all the time is not ideal, why we shouldn't focus on predicting what will make us happy, staying optimistic when things don't go as we plan them to, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:39 Do you think happiness is a choice? 03:03 Simple behaviors and mindsets that can improve wellbeing 05:25 The common misconceptions about being happy all the time 08:31 Focus on the things that you can control 11:03 The arrival fallacy 14:50 Emotional contagion: “You are the people you surround yourself with.” 19:07 Being there to listen is the work 21:01 Changing habits and strategies to make children happier 26:13 Our minds suck at predicting what will make us happy 28:11 How can we feel optimistic when things fall apart? 32:57 How does money affect your happiness? 36:11 Correlation between physical health and happiness Episode Resources: Dr. Laurie Santos | Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook Group The Happiness Lab Podcast Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Mark Bell On How to Earn Self Respect & Master the Mental Game of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 68:49


    Today's guest is fitness icon, Mark Bell. You may recognize Mark from his popular podcast, which I was fortunate to be a guest on or from his innovative fitness products, or perhaps from his entertaining social media content. But Mark is so much more than that. He is one of the most respected people in the health and fitness space and has tons of life lessons and wisdom as well as an incredible story to share which we are going to unpack today.     We talk about body transformation, how one can stay consistent to achieve a fit body, mastering patience and calmness daily, forming habits that promote self respect, the challenges of parenthood, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Try the new Green Juice Crisp Apple to hydrate, energize, and support cortisol balance. Visit ORGANIFI.COMDOUG and use code DOUG for 20% off any item. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:21 “I love a good comeback story.” 03:29 Staying grounded and humble through fitness 08:38 There are many versions of pain 16:41 How do you earn your self respect? 25:01 How do you stay attached to your positive habits? 28:23 The need to lose weight 36:21 Reestablishing a healthier relationship with food 43:33 How do you win a mental game? 51:43 Learning the virtue of patience as a parent 56:47 Mastering patience and calmness 01:00:21 What does being strong mean to you? Episode Resources: Mark Bell | Website, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast Mark Bell Sling Shot Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Craig Siegel On How to Radically Reinvent Yourself & Why You Must Use THIS Mindset Hack to Be Successful

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 58:22


    Today's guest is Craig Siegel, founder and creator of the rapidly growing CLS podcast and brand. What you may or may not know is that Craig has an incredible story. Craig had a successful career on Wall Street financially, before finding himself miserable during the pandemic. After hitting rock bottom, mentally and emotionally, Craig dove deep into running and personal development to cultivate a transformative identity shift. Craig's energy and passion for life and personal growth is infectious and entertaining, and it is the driving force behind his success today, personally and professionally.    We talk about how transformative staying active can be in anyone's life, why identifying non-negotiables in your life opens a path for better opportunities, how to overcome the negative thoughts in your head, the type of validation you should be seeking, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:30 Who was Craig Siegel before? 04:25 “Running plays a big role in my life.” 11:41 You have to be a match for the abundance out there 15:09 Does the law of attraction work? 18:07 You have to have non-negotiables 23:30 How do you get negative thoughts out of your head? 28:49 Be around people who are upgrading and growing 32:25 The opinions of others isn't our business 35:37 Anything worth doing in life comes with a price 38:20 The past you and the present you 43:58 Delegation has been a challenge 47:17 Being present is a portal for expansion 50:53 Realize that you don't know everything Episode Resources: Craig Siegel | Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Website The CLS Experience Podcast Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Mollie West Duffy On How To MASTER Burnout, Comparison & Uncertainty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:17


    Today's guest is Mollie West Duffy. Mollie is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work. She's an expert in organizational development and leadership development. You may also recognize her from her highly popular Instagram page, @lizandmollie, where she and her co-author, Liz Fosslien, share on all things life, mental health, feelings, and more. The occasion for today's chat is their latest book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. And I think y'all are gonna get so much out of this discussion.      We talk about our emotional wellbeing, the strength in finding the courage to be open about your vulnerability, why we shouldn't discredit our achievements no matter how little they may seem, using envy to push ourselves to become better, what can we do to prevent burnout, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:47 Working on a book about emotional wellbeing 06:08 Sharing some things you're afraid of sharing 11:43 Uncertainty 15:33 Myth about resiliency 18:39 Start with, “Where am I today?” 22:48 We usually discount how far we've come 24:57 The feeling of comparison and jealousy 30:09 Using envy positively 34:43 How do you deal with comparison? 38:29 Let's discuss burnout 43:44 Be open about your personal schedule 51:43 Why we put so much value in social media  Episode Resources: Mollie Duffy | Website, Instagram, Twitter No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    David McRaney On Why You Can't Change Someone's Mind & What to Do Instead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 59:11


    Today's guest is David McRaney, host of the popular science podcast, You Are Not So Smart. And David seeks to shed light on the surprising psychology about why people change their minds and how we can persuade others. In his latest book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, David delves into the latest psychological and neuroscientific research and explains that to change mind, we must do what the science suggests, avoid debates and start having conversations.   We talk about how our minds work, how our circumstances and the environment we have affect our thought process, why our beliefs make it difficult to change our perspective, how we should process the information we get exposed to, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:25 Our mind changes a lot of times 04:35 The difference between belief and value 08:50 Understanding how do minds change? 13:44 We are motivated reasoners 18:57 What leads us into a polarized state 27:31 People arrive at their conclusions through a long process 32:47 When you have negative self talks and limiting beliefs 42:04 The reason why it's difficult to change our minds 46:52 We favor what we currently believe 50:22 Treat everything as hypothetical 52:01 How do we decipher which information is real and not real? Episode Resources: David McRaney | Website, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Books  You Are Not So Smart Podcast How Minds Change Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Aurora Culpo On How To Transform Your Relationship With Your Body & Find Inner Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 57:17


    Today's guest is wellness influencer, Aurora Culpo. Aurora is a mother of two and a certified yoga instructor and has a passion for providing real, raw, and relatable insights on all things wellness, parenting, mental health, relationships, and more Aurora has quite the story of her own and today we're going to get into all the things. Also, be sure to check out the Culpo Family reality show that is set to premiere later this year on Discovery+.       We talk about the positive and negative effects of too much social media exposure, being authentic and vulnerable at the same time, not allowing negative feedback to get in the way of expressing your thoughts freely, how yoga can change someone's life, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: B3 Sciences: Ride the B3 Band wave today! Checkout https://B3Sciences.com/ to order your own B3 Band. It comes with a 30-day money back guarantee for any B3 Band purchase. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:49 Editing photos to post on social media 05:16 How does editing photos make people feel? 08:15 There are different kinds of addiction 11:39 Some of the life lessons you're still learning 16:18 It's always good to not feel alone 20:55 Finding the courage to post your thoughts 26:41 You're never your old self after having a child 30:23 Finding balance between food and exercise to get the most energy 33:57 Staying grounded in your peace 40:10 Why I started doing yoga 43:21 Was there a sisterly rivalry? 47:14 Looking forward to the Culpo Family reality show  50:01 Future plans and projects 51:35 Having a background in education  Episode Resources: Aurora Culpo | Instagram Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Rangan Chatterjee On What It Takes To Discover True Happiness & Why Success Isn't The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 65:36


    Returning to the podcast today is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help a hundred million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which regularly tops the Apple podcast charts. The podcast has received 50 million downloads to date and is consumed by over two and a half million people every month. He is known for his ability to simplify complex health advice and finding the root cause of people's health problems.    We talk about what real happiness means, how we can learn the skill to become truly happy, the difference between core happiness and junk happiness, why we shouldn't mistake success as real happiness, and so much more!    Thanks to this episode's sponsor:   Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness.   Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order    What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:46 Do you need external validation to feel good about yourself? 05:27 Feeling discontented despite achieving success 10:34 Using technology as a substitution for real life connection 20:23 Could there be something more important than lifestyle? 27:27 The core happiness stool 34:28 How do you become happy more often? 46:03 Societal success doesn't really equate to feeling good 56:58 Where does your motivation come from?   Episode Resources: Dr. Rangan Chatterjee | Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Books Feel Better, Live More Podcast   Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Cathy Heller on Self Awareness, Mindset Transformation, & Living an Abundant Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 60:19


    Today's guest is Cathy Heller. You may know Cathy from her popular podcast, Cathy Heller Presents Don't Keep Your Day Job, which has over 30 million downloads, where she has interviewed everyone from Matthew McConaughy to Malcolm Gladwell to Bobby Brown. You may also know her as the author of the bestselling book, Don't Keep Your Day Job, or from her reputation as a singer-songwriter where her career began.      We talk about how our ego triggers stress, depression, and fear; how awareness allows us to understand reality, the importance of learning how to transform our mindset, the ways we unconsciously sabotage ourselves, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:15 What does living abundantly mean? 07:55 We always expect that life is supposed to throw us hard things 13:55 Let's talk about reality 21:10 Coping with how bad life can be 27:19 How do you transform your mindset? 33:44 Start to work on you flaws and yourself 38:25 The reason we feel bad 42:47 Focus on having a real connection 45:23 When you feel yourself sabotaging yourself   50:02 Why shame is so toxic Episode Resources: Cathy Heller | Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Cathy Heller Presents Don't Keep Your Day Job Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Brooke Hemingway On Using Your Addictive Personality to Transform Yourself & Build Your Dream Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 59:03


    Today's guest is Brooke Hemingway. Brooke is a 40 something mom of six, who went from the traditional Western medicine world to holistic health and real wellness five years ago. She also went from being busy having babies and supporting her husband full time while he worked as the chief of ER to becoming a full-fledged entrepreneur while nursing babies, having babies, homeschooling, and flailing her way through the messy middle to come out way further along than she could have ever imagined. She started her first business with her fifth baby being six weeks old, became a million plus dollar earner right after the birth of her six child, and went on to create three more six-figure businesses.  We talk about developing habits that lead to building confidence, how to turn your addictive personality into an advantage, why success is a process that requires a lot of patience, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:54 A lot of us have addictive personality 05:24 This yearning to control everything 07:06 The kind of therapy that works for you 11:05 Comfort can be misery 15:44 Making it all work through the mess 20:37 It was a process that required lots of patience 28:03 You can learn anything 31:21 Is this a season or is it a problem? 34:10 The best way to develop confidence 40:57 How to set more achievable goals? 46:25 It's a shift in perspective Episode Resources: Brooke Hemingway | Website, LinkedIn, Instagram Align for Success Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Andy Galpin On What It ACTUALLY Takes To Build Muscle & Lose Fat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 55:07


    Today's guest is Dr. Andy Galpin, professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Galpin is one of the leading experts in the world on all things strength, human performance, and hypertrophy. He is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine. And he also serves on the advisory board of many private and nonprofit companies in the area of human performance. Andy also works as a high-performance coach and consultant to numerous professional athletes.     We talk about the proper way for an average person to build muscle, how performance training works, why choosing the right exercise is integral in every workout result, how one can properly train in limited time, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Why should an average person focus on building muscle? 04:52 Looking at hypertrophy from two global lenses 08:49 People just have way too many calories 13:16 Are group fitness classes effective? 15:39 How do you manage in a limited time? 22:26 What is a good strength workout for hypertrophy? 26:56 Soreness is dependent upon a lot of things 30:49 What happens when you miss a workout? 39:32 The exercise choice matters 43:22 Can you burn pure body fat without being in a caloric deficit?   48:12 Adherence is the number one predictor of fat loss Episode Resources: Dr. Andy Galpin | Website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Amy Shah On Maintaining a Healthy Gut to Help REDUCE Stress & Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 56:06


    Today's guest is Dr. Amy Shah. Dr. Shah has a unique training of both nutrition and medical training. She graduated from the renowned School of Nutrition at Cornell, and then went on to Einstein for medical school. Her research, internal medicine and allergy slash immunology training, took her to Harvard, then Columbia hospitals. There, she discovered her unique skills as a mind - body practitioner and she also serves as an instructor for the mind - body green nutrition training program.  We talk about gut health, why taking supplements isn't the answer to staying healthy, the positive and high effectivity of constantly moving and eating right can help anyone destress, science-back data on how sleep boosts our immune system, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:32 Why are we so chronically fatigued and tired?  04:45 How is your gut health? 07:21 A few minutes of morning light is highly beneficial 10:16 Eating fermented fiber 14:08 Model the behavior of healthy eating 16:31 3 things to help you destress 20:20 What is it in nature that is helpful? 22:20 You're allowed to take a break despite your busy schedule 26:21 How to keep your immune system strong? 30:09 Making sustainable changes 34:04 Being around people is good for your gut microbiome 38:40 How women can fast according to your cycle 42:59 How to start intermittent fasting 46:52 Inspiring your kids to eat healthy Episode Resources: Dr. Amy Shah | Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram I'm So Effing Tired Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Nick Maggiulli On How To Survive Economic Hardship & Build Financial Wealth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 53:08


    Today, we welcome Nick Magguilli. Nick is the chief operating officer and data scientist at Ritholtz Wealth Management where he oversees operations across the firm and provides insight on business intelligence. He is also the author of ofdollarsanddata.com, a blog focused on the intersection of data and personal finance. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and the Los Angeles Times. Nick graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics. The occasion for today's chat is not only to discuss what's going on with the economy today, but also to chat about his new book, Just Keep Buying, which I thoroughly enjoyed.     We talk about our economy, how our financial decisions affect our long-term savings, the financial investments that we should put our focus on, why early financial education is important, why you shouldn't wait and start planning your retirement funds, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:17 What's going on with the economy? 05:50 Don't make these all or nothing financial decisions 09:07 Debunking popular financing myths 13:15 Focus on income as the foundation of wealth 17:11 When should you invest even when you have debt? 21:12 Be diversified in your financial future 23:42 Are you good at stock picking? 28:38 What are you going to do during retirement? 32:20 Why is it important to invest in retirement early? 35:30 Let's talk about taxes 37:52 How much should you invest in your business? 40:38 “Buy quickly, sell slowly.” 44:21 Crypto currency is a digital gold and a risk asset 47:14 Where do you focus your time? Episode Resources: Nick Magguilli | Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Just Keep Buying Of Dollar And Data Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel & Sarah Fay On Fixing the Broken Mental Health Care System

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 76:19


    Today I have a very special treat As we have two guests on the show. First, we have Sarah Fay who is an award winning author and mental health advocate working to improve how we think and talk about our mental health by moving the conversation away from simplistic diagnoses and toward a deeper understanding of our mental and emotional lives. Her personal experience of being diagnosed with six different mental health disorders and finding no relief led her to investigate the diagnoses that we receive and to write her journalistic memoir, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, which apple book shows as one of the best books in March. Joining her to unpack a lot of this and more is Dr. Thomas Insel who's a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has been a national leader in mental health research, policy, and technology. From 2002 to 2015, Dr. Insel served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health.    We talk about why diagnoses and symptoms shouldn't be the focus in treating our mental health, how we should work on ourselves first and allow healing, why we should not allow what we are growing through to define our identity, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:04 Almost in any measure of public health, we suck 05:36 What is DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)? 08:56 Unconsciously becoming anorexic 14:34 “The focus was on my symptoms, not on my life.” 17:58 Identifying with your diagnosis 21:59 “I was never given a future.” 25:37 We have to disguise illness from identity 30:24 Is it just a collection of symptoms? 34:34 Prescriptions aren't necessarily the answer 38:42 Two steps to restoring mental health 42:27 The metaphor of a broken leg 47:08 Getting therapy out of helping others 49:23 The correlation of our physical and mental health 55:24 Finding out mental health diagnoses are invalid 59:03 When healing doesn't feel like punishment anymore 01:02:16 Everything we need is hiding in plain sight  Episode Resources: Dr. Thomas Insel | Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Book Mind Site News Sarah Fay | Website, Instagram, Facebook, Book Pathological: The Movement Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    From Prison Guard To Champion Endurance Athlete: The Story Of Ken Rideout

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 74:36


    Today, we welcome Ken Rideout who is co-host of the popular podcast, The Fight with Teddy Atlas. What you may or may not know is that Ken has an incredible story and is one of the most accomplished endurance athletes that exist. He ran a marathon in under two hours and 30 minutes at age 50.  But, things didn't always come easy for Ken as his life has been filled with many forms of adversity including battles with addiction, a difficult upbringing, becoming a prison guard right after graduating high school, and working on Wall Street with no formal experience. The remedy for his transformation has included an unshakable commitment to his health, recovery, and his family.    We talk about his amazing journey from growing up in a not a very child friendly environment, getting exposed to outlaws as a prison guard, getting into drug addiction to finding purpose in life through sports, setting goals to live healthy and mindful of personal growth, and continuously dealing with the challenges of parenting.  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. Special thanks to Mike Blabac for Ken's official photo. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:01 The rest of your life starts today 06:52 Sports became a connecting point to ‘normal' people 10:18 From a prison guard to making it to Wall Street 15:26 Money doesn't make you happy 20:04 Getting addicted to drugs 28:15 What the opiates were for 32:30 On parenting and nurturing kids 37:51 When your child feels like an outsider 42:33 How do you measure yourself? 52:17 How do you gauge success for yourself?  55:49 Your wellness and physical and mental health comes first 01:07:23 What's next for you? Episode Resources: Ken Rideout | Twitter, Instagram The Fight with Teddy Atlas | YouTube, Instagram Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Michelle Segar On The Science Behind Sustained Behavioral Change & Why We FAIL at Building Positive Habits

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 63:21


    Today's guest is Michelle Segar. Michelle is a PhD and is an award-winning lifestyle coach and sustainable behavior change researcher at the University of Michigan. For nearly three decades, she has pioneered methods to create sustainable, healthy behavior change that are being used to boost patient health, employee wellbeing, and gym membership retention. She's an advisor to leading global organizations and frequently interviewed in major media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.   We talk about how to effectively create a positive habit, the strategies to make lasting behavior changes, the odds of forcing physical activities that feel punishing, why health-related motivations don't work long-term, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:17 Misconceptions about how to form a new habit 03:07 The habit loop 05:29 The importance of mindfulness in stopping behaviors 10:27 What motivates the change? 14:10 Health-related reasons are poor motivators 19:37 Don't pick physical activities that feel punishing 24:02 We all need a compelling reason to keep going 27:12 Staying in the path of lasting change 33:34 It's better to bend than to break 37:46 Eating healthy can be very challenging 41:39 Sustainable healthy eating habit 47:45 Is there a timeframe for behavior change? 52:13 There are nuances in behavioral change  Episode Resources: Michelle Segar | Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Books Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    How To Break Up With Social Media & Be Happy with Yourself w/ Chelsey & Jaci of the What We Said Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:38


    Today, we welcome content creators, Jaci Marie Smith and Chelsey Jade Curtis. And you may also recognize them from their highly popular podcast, What We Said. And I'm super pumped to share this chat with you and there's going to be tons of nuggets with them.   We talk about the reality of being active on social media, the effects of too much screen time on our mental health, how we're allowing other people's lives to affect how we see ourselves, finding ourselves and our purpose when we feel off, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Masszymes: Go to masszymes.com/DOUGFREE and you will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:20 What does it mean to feel off 04:44 Taking care of your mental health  07:07 Having each others back 11:04 Postpartum struggles  15:23 When should you stop being hard on yourself? 18:04 Detoxing from Instagram 24:27 Mental clarity and inspiration 25:56 The real life of fame 28:53 Social media and parenthood 32:20 What would I tell my younger self 36:24 Love the experience of being yourself 37:58 Rejuvenating your individuality 41:02 Social media exposes everyone 44:43 You're living others people's lives 46:53 Future plans    Episode Resources: Jaci Marie Smith | Website, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok Chelsey Jade Curtis | Website, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok What We Said Podcast | Instagram Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Ryan Serhant On How to Negotiate Like a BOSS, Sell Yourself Effectively & Crush Your Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 54:04


    Today, we welcome real estate and media powerhouse, Ryan Serhant. You may recognize him from the hit show Million Dollar Listing New York, or perhaps you have read one of his books, Sell it Like Serhant or Big Money Energy. Ryan's energy, insights, and passion for life is contagious. And I'm super excited to share this chat with you.    We talk about how he stumbled in the real estate business when he first came to New York, keeping a strong will to keep tackling our daily challenges, the balance between being impatient and having a competitive spirit, setting goals for your future self, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:03 Figure out who you are first 08:01 If you can't make it in New York, be a real estate agent 14:56 Be on ‘attack' mode every day 18:10 Who has the real power in any negotiation? 21:20 We are creatures of habit 25:52 Getting addicted to the adrenaline 27:44 Learn to create your own system 32:25 The different kinds of people you deal with 36:20 How to sell yourself effectively 42:45 Focus on your goals and stay patient 47:03 Where do you see yourself in future? Episode Resources: Ryan Serhant | Website, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Books Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Sara Kuburic On Why Self Love Transforms ALL Relationships (Even When They FAIL)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 52:53


    Today's guest is Sara Kuburic. Sara is an existential psychotherapist, she's a writer, she's a consultant and a columnist for USA Today. Many of you may know her as Millennial.Therapist on Instagram, and this is her second time on the podcast. And what I love about Sara's content is that she takes complex issues such as mental health and relationships and creates content that's easily digestible, it's simple and easy for people to understand.    We talk about the elements that should coexist to make a relationship work, how our relationships impact our mental health, why we should invest in ourselves more before we date again, why it isn't necessary to apologize for a failed relationship, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order Join Thrive Market today to get 40% off your first order and a free gift worth over $50. Visit thrivemarket.com/dougfitness. What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:11 A lot of people had relationship issues during the pandemic 02:58 Why do our relationships impact our mental health? 06:14 You are always going to be in progress 10:03 What are the right questions to ask? 15:38 We equally stop investing in ourselves 18:24 Every relationship requires work and sacrifice and effort     20:47 How ‘toxic' is your relationship? 25:30 The less obvious red flags 28:04 Don't apologize for a relationship that didn't work 33:35 Enjoy your time with yourself 36:30 The complexity of dating  40:38 Why it's okay to not be happy all the time 46:16 You're just having a bad day  Episode Resources: Sara Kuburic | Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter  Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Thrive Market CEO Nick Green On the Value of Rejection, Staying Mission Driven & How to Make a Passion Project Profitable

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 46:03


    Today, we welcome Nick Green. Nick is a guy you might recognize and if you don't recognize him I guarantee you you're going to recognize the box of the company that he is the CEO and co-founder, Thrive Market.    We discuss the challenges the company faced in its earlier years, how they market their brand and the kind of customers they cater to, the continuous push for healthy eating and overall wellness, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:47 What drove you to start Thrive Market? 04:43 What makes Thrive Market so successful? 08:45 Categories, selections, orders, and processes 14:33 Is it difficult to go fully organic? 19:47 Staying optimistic despite the early challenges 29:11 Dealing with rejections 32:18 Sticking to marketing and brand despite the heavy competition 37:55 Tips on how to start on your own passion project Episode Resources: Nick Green | LinkedIn Thrive Market | Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Ellen Vora On Simple Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Handle Uncertainty & Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 57:39


    Today's guest is Dr. Ellen Vora. She's a board certified psychiatrist and acupuncturist and a yoga teacher. And she is the author of the book, The Anatomy of Anxiety. Ellen takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person, and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her bachelor's of science from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University.   We talk about the two main categories of anxiety and how to deal with it, the long-term effects of childhood trauma, how there is no single diet that will work for everyone, practicing a realistic approach to proper nourishment, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:06 There are two main anxiety categories 03:42 A lot of us are walking around with an unhealthy gut 05:53 When you work with trauma 11:01 What do we do to earn our own self respect? 15:13 Anxiety in childhood 24:15 Choosing how to nourish yourself 29:12 How do we become okay with the uncertainty of our existence? 34:15 Helping patients beyond medication 38:46 How to realistically eat well 42:43 We end up becoming our own source of illness by fear-mongering 47:07 Tips to stop fearing food and eat healthy 51:13 3 things to do to help you relax    Episode Resources: Dr. Ellen Vora | Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube The Anatomy of Anxiety Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Elliott Bisnow On Building Lasting Connections & How to Take Smart & Effective Risks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 60:03


    Today, we welcome Elliott Bisnow. Elliott is co-founder of the highly popular Summit Series, which is a global company that has produced over 250 events over the last decade that has included speakers such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Clinton, John Legend and Brene Brown.  The occasion for today's chat is Elliott's new book, Make No Small Plans: Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community that he wrote with the other summit series founders. And I'm so excited to share this conversation with you and I think you're going to get a lot of value out of it. We talk about how to turn problems into solutions, how to effectively take risks, achieving success by making the journey uniquely yours, how to keep people interested and show up in events, making a huge breakthrough in organizing events, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Receive 20% off your order by going to www.organifi.com/doug  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 04:29 Taking risks that have very little downside 08:56 How can to make a problem the solution 12:41 Best networking practices 17:26 Make success uniquely your own style 20:23 This is the best way to be authentic 24:58 How it started for Summit 29:47 Dealing with rejection 33:46 The formula to keep people coming to events 37:32 Biggest breakthrough in organizing events 41:55 So many brilliant people are introverts 46:37 Being overly transactional is the biggest turnoff 52:30 Road trips and taking breaks  Episode Resources: Elliott Bisnow | LinkedIn, Twitter, Website Summit Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Britt Frank On Mastering Self Regulation, Overcoming Trauma & Becoming “UNSTUCK”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 58:16


    Today's is Britt Frank. Britt is a licensed psychotherapist. She's an educator and trauma specialist. She received her bachelor's from Duke and her Master's of Social Work from the University of Kansas, where she later became an award-winning adjunct professor. And the occasion for today's conversation is to talk about her new book, The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward to help people get unstuck and live their best lives.  We cover how we should focus on the WHAT instead of the WHY when dealing with trauma, ways to successfully overcome addiction and lessen the chances of a relapse, what is self-regulation and why it's important, when is the best time to seek professional help, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:07 The biggest myth about mental health 04:14 Developing self-awareness when you get stuck 06:18 Staying too focused on healing a trauma 08:41 It's almost never helpful to start with the WHY question 11:08 “What am I getting out of doing this?” 13:23 There isn't an easy way to change yourself 17:54 What is your relationship to addiction? 19:53 A healthy process to thrive in addiction recovery 26:41 Here's why self-regulation is important 29:28 How do you know when to seek therapy? 32:10 How to look at being lazy differently 35:29 How fast are you to make changes? 40:35 The WHY questions is keeping you stuck in the analysis-paralysis phase 46:13 What's your reality NOW? 48:15 Always count the little wins 50:59 Is self-sabotage real? Episode Resources: Britt Frank | Instagram, LinkedIn,  The Science of Stuck Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Kenzie Elizabeth On Leaning into Uncertainty, Embracing Time Alone & Knowing Your Worth

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 50:02


    Today, we welcome Kenzie Elizabeth. Kenzie is a lifestyle and wellness content creator, podcaster, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. She hosts the podcast I Love You So Much which I was so grateful to be a guest on and I love the conversation so much that I definitely want to bring her on here to get into her story and have her share her insights. We talk about growing up as an influencer, the challenges of being a content creator while valuing alone time with yourself, staying focused on what you want to do, building and maintaining confidence to share your daily life to others, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Receive 20% off your order by going to www.organifi.com/doug  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:09 The biggest advice when you're in your 20's 03:18 Embracing uncertainties 05:56 Keeping focused on yourself and what you want 08:47 Valuing alone time 11:04 Embracing change and knowing your worth 16:27 Growing up in a tumultuous environment 19:07 Being more anxious when in a relationship 22:15 How to maintain your level of confidence 25:03 Creating boundaries while sharing on social media 27:49 Dealing with personal connections off of social media 30:06 Creating content as a coping mechanism 33:20 Creating Breadwinning Housewife brand  35:31 Common misconceptions about influencers 38:24 Surviving therapy sessions 41:19 Things that can improve your mental health 44:00 What's next for you?  Episode Resources: Kenzie Elizabeth | Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok I Love You So Much Podcast Breadwinning Housewife Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Layne Norton & Simon Hill On Why Nutrition Shouldn't Be THIS Confusing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 88:46


    Today's guests are Layne Norton and Simon Hill. Layne Norton (aka Biolayne) is an entrepreneur, physique coach, bodybuilder, and powerlifter from Tampa, Florida.  Alongside his success as a competitor, Layne is also an esteemed scientist and doctor; having a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science.  Simon Hill is a nutritionist and physiotherapist with a bachelor degree in science and a master degree in nutrition science on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. With a love for science and the qualifications to translate it properly, he makes health and nutritional information simple and accessible. His podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being. We cover the biggest diet myths that are making people unhealthy, the science behind how some diet plans work and why some don't, the impact of choosing a diet pattern that one can practice for years, how fad diets offer immediate outcomes but don't necessarily result in better health, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:25 Let's get to know Simon and Layne 07:06 The biggest diet myth that's making people unhealthy 15:40 Dietary patterns that aren't too restrictive 24:45 Go for quality or calories first?   34:51 Why are many people finding success in the keto diet? 46:45 Risk factors when it comes to developing disease 01:05:53 Which is better, animal protein or plant protein? 01:13:36 Balanced essential amino acids  Episode Resources: Simon Hill | Instagram, Twitter, Website The Proof Podcast Layne Norton | Website, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Andrew East On Transforming Failure Into Optimism & How To Support Your Partner During Adversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 61:34


    Today, we welcome the other half of the East family, former NFL athlete, Andrew East. I know many of you enjoyed the episode with his wife, Shawn Johnson and will love this episode too. Andrew gained visibility through the YouTube channel that he and Shawn created together which now has over 215 million views. His Top 90 podcast that focuses on those like him have had interesting career pivots. The experience he has gained through his time in the digital space has led to coaching and consulting on behalf of Google for Fortune 500 Companies for how to create engaging content. We talk about why it's okay not to excel in something you want to do, how important it is to adapt to changes and career shifts, finding new passion and thriving in it, the importance of being a support pillar to your partner in difficult moments, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Receive 20% off your order by going to www.organifi.com/doug  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:42 Meeting Shawn for the first time 03:15 Achieving my goals with a different timeline 07:48 Having the right perspective 11:13 Realizing that it wasn't just about you 14:57 Non-negotiable traits of being a supportive partner 19:17 Understanding that you have a purpose 23:32 Staying connected to the inner circle of your life 30:39 Was there any level of comparison? 35:02 The things we can and can't control 38:58 An indicator that you're closer to your purpose 42:42 Managing the family business 46:34 Figuring out what to prioritize 50:08 It's hard to shift to a new focus right away 54:33 Write down your core values Episode Resources: Andrew East | Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Website The East Family  Couple Things Podcast Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Dr. Becca Levy On The Psychology of Aging & Common Misconceptions About Getting Older

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 49:17


    Today's guest is Dr. Becca Levy. Dr. Levy, the leading authority on how beliefs about aging influence aging health, is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her path finding studies have changed the way we think about aging and have received awards from the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. She serves as a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization's Campaign to Combat Ageism.  We talk about the most common perception on aging and the limitations that come with it, the misconception around age related depression, the importance of continuous mind stimulation, the benefits of developing an age belief portfolio, and so much more! Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Magic Spoon: Visit https://magicspoon.com/ and use the promo code "DOUG" at checkout to receive $5 off your first order Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Is age really just a number? 02:20 The misconception around ‘senior moment' 04:14 How do we enjoy “getting old”? 11:09 Age beliefs and longevity 16:50 Getting comfortable about death 17:42 The big misconception about depression  20:30 Do older people have better mental health? 25:28 Digital divide is strong in older people 29:26 Is staying in the same routine positive or negative? 31:37 The importance of continuous mind stimulation  35:10 On discounts and different pricing structures for seniors 38:48 Develop an age belief portfolio 40:50 Find a community that is free of ageism 43:18 Psychological vs biological age  Episode Resources: Becca Levy | Website Breaking the Age Code Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Max Lugavere On Why Personal Choice Matters When It Comes To Your Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 49:05


    Today, we welcome Max Lugavere. Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast, The Genius Life. We talk about how the quality of food we eat affects our health, the different diet approaches and how effective they can be, activities we can learn and engage in to stay fit, and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Organifi: Receive 20% off your order by going to www.organifi.com/doug  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:50 Look at the quality of food you're eating 05:36 Our foods have become nutrient depleted   11:26 Take the precautionary principle approach 15:55 “People think that I'm some big carnivore or something…”  23:41 Varied conversations about different diet programs 26:49 There's no one size fits all diet 28:58 Different activities to keep you fit 37:08 How to take care of yourself while traveling 41:00 Surround yourself with people who share your values 43:13 “She's absolutely my WHY.”  Episode Resources: Max Lugavere | Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Books The Genius Life Podcast Genius Kitchen Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Sarah and Ellie Zeiler REVEAL What it's REALLY Like Being Famous on TikTok & How It Impacts Mental Health, Family Dynamics, Parenting & Addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 69:38


    Today's guest is digital creator and TikTok star, Ellie Zeiler, who has over 10 million followers on TikTok. And we also have her mom, Sarah Zeiler (who also has a platform of her own) on the podcast, and today is going to be a deep dive behind the scenes. And it's not going to be about creating content, so to speak, but we're going to get deep. We're going to get real. We're going to talk about mental health. We're going to talk about how it impacts family dynamics. We're going to talk about how it impacts parenting. We're going to talk about how to deal with bullying. We're going to talk about addiction. We're going to talk about boundaries. We're going to talk about what it's like getting famous as a teenager and so much more!  Thanks to this episode's sponsor: BiOptimizers/Magnesium Breakthrough: Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/doug and use the code DOUG10 to save 10 percent when you try Magnesium Breakthrough. Earth Echo Foods/Cacao Bliss: www.earthechofoods.com/dougbopst Use Promo code "Doug" at checkout to receive 15% off your order  What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:47 Biggest misconception about the digital creative space 06:45 Treating TikTok fame as a full time job 10:58 Best practices in handling online hate 17:19 Sticking to your passion on the creative side 26:53 A mix of random videos and dance trends 29:46 Has there been a mentor? 31:42 Getting addicted to the hustle of social media 38:38 Boundaries set around gadget use 42:27 Handling fame in a way that's healthy 46:06 Taking care of your mental health 52:19 Familial support 57:52 Going down other paths but staying consistent with what you do 58:53 Be vulnerable with your kids    Episode Resources: Ellie Zeiler | TikTok, YouTube, Instagram  Sarah Zeiler | Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok Follow me on Social Media: LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

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