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My name is Dave Jorna, and my mission is to help people live their lives a little better each and every day. I enjoy chatting with people about the latest and best tips, strategies, and habits that help you be happier, healthier, and more purposeful, and I’m sharing these with you on my podcast. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let’s do life better each day.

Do Life Better Podcast Dave Jorna

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My name is Dave Jorna, and my mission is to help people live their lives a little better each and every day. I enjoy chatting with people about the latest and best tips, strategies, and habits that help you be happier, healthier, and more purposeful, and I’m sharing these with you on my podcast. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let’s do life better each day.

    117: Travis Jones: Doing What Ever It Takes & Serving Your Community (Part 2)

    117: Travis Jones: Doing What Ever It Takes & Serving Your Community (Part 2)

    This is the second half of the chat with Travis Jones. If you the first part inspired you, wait till you hear today's episode!


    As you will discover in this episode, Travis is a highly driven, do what ever it takes entrepreneur who is passionate about serving the community. He went from nothing to create Result Based Training, (RBT) which is a specialist body transformation gym in South Melbourne, with revenues in excess of $10 million dollars. He now owns 16 RBT gyms.


    His other companies include Think Tank Australia, a cutting-edge coaching business that helps guide and coach SME's on how to grow their businesses into successful brands. Started with his wife Liv Jones, it saw $1.5million turnover within its first year. And, Attain Digital Agency, also with Liv, is a digital marketing agency that manages over $1.5million dollars worth of client marketing campaigns.


    Apart from their corporate ventures, both Travis and Liv have also gone on to create their passion project, If Not Now Then When, a foundation established to change the lives of children all over the world.


    During this chat, Travis shares:



    how he overcame many of his fears
    the quality of your questions creates the quality of your answer
    the importance of self validation
    what keeps him driven
    going through the forest of your potential
    his challenge for the week


    I know you’re going to be inspired by this one! Make share this on social media and tag me @davejorna and Travis @travisjonesentrepreneur.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 30 min
    116: Travis Jones: Doing What Ever It Takes & Serving Your Community (Part 1)

    116: Travis Jones: Doing What Ever It Takes & Serving Your Community (Part 1)

    If you need an extra boost in your drive and focus for chasing your goals or if reconnecting with what matters will help you, then I have got the episode for you.


    I spoke with today’s guest, Travis Jones, around this time last year when we were between seasons of this podcast, but it actually seems very fitting to be releasing it now.


    I’ve decided to split this interview in half as well because we chatted for a while and I don’t want you to miss out on any of his inspiration and wisdom.


    As you will discover in this episode, Travis is a highly driven, do what ever it takes entrepreneur who is passionate about serving the community. He went from nothing to create Result Based Training, (RBT) which is a specialist body transformation gym in South Melbourne, with revenues in excess of $10 million dollars. He now owns 16 RBT gyms.


    His other companies include Think Tank Australia, a cutting-edge coaching business that helps guide and coach SME's on how to grow their businesses into successful brands. Started with his wife Liv Jones, it saw $1.5million turnover within its first year. And, Attain Digital Agency, also with Liv, is a digital marketing agency that manages over $1.5million dollars worth of client marketing campaigns.


    Apart from their corporate ventures, both Travis and Liv have also gone on to create their passion project, If Not Now Then When, a foundation established to change the lives of children all over the world.


    During this chat, Travis shares:



    why and how to manage your state so you can be at your best
    the importance of serving the community
    how to build momentum
    his do what ever it takes approach to gaining new customers
    taking bold action


    I know you’re going to be inspired by this one! Make share this on social media and tag me @davejorna and Travis @travisjonesentrepreneur.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 31 min
    115: 7 Steps For Making Big Changes Without The Fear

    115: 7 Steps For Making Big Changes Without The Fear

    What changes would you make in your life if fear wasn't holding you back?


    According to the poll in our Do Life Better Facebook group, making a big change is the second most important thing you would do if you were fearless.


    So, in this solo round, you'll discover the 7 steps for making a big change without all the fear.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 12 min
    114: Gus Worland: How To Increase Mental Fitness & Gotcha 4 Life

    114: Gus Worland: How To Increase Mental Fitness & Gotcha 4 Life

    A sense of connectedness and good, solid, positive relationships are absolutely key to wellbeing, happiness and mental health. In fact, it can literally save a life.


    And, during COVID-19 you may be surprised by how these relationships and friendships will evolve. Some that were already close may become even closer because you might start checking in with each other more and when you do, chat about things on a much deeper level. Other close friends who you love spending time with, may turn out to be not the type that you can lean on in times of struggle and open up to. And then you may even find that there are friends on the periphery or people you didn’t know so well, that really step up and into your life because they are now able to show how caring, empathetic and supportive they are.


    And, because of this, today’s guest, Gus Worland, is on a mission to ensuring all Australian's have what he calls their GOTCHA4LIFE mate.


    This chat gets pretty deep and there may be some triggers as we discuss topics to do with suicide, so if you are effected in any way, please call lifeline’s national 24/7 counselling service on 13 11 14, that’s 13 11 14. You can also find them online at www.lifeline.org.au.
    And, for our listeners outside of Australia please contact your local crisis centre or your family doctor. Remember, you are never alone.


    Gus is an Australian radio host, TV personality and award winning Toshiba salesman back in the day. But more than all that, Gus is a compassionate mate, still as close to his school mates as he ever has been, wearing his heart on his sleeve. That heart was broken when his mentor in life died bu suicide. A man who seemingly had all the wonderful things in life to cherish - a beautiful family and home, a great job, and the respect and friendship of many. Yet he never confided in a soul about his inner worries.
    In 2016, Gus hosted the TV documentary series on ABC, Man Up. Man Up exposed the issues of stoicism and isolation in society that can lead to significant mental health issues. You will often hear Gus say, “suicide is the death of isolation”, and research now provides evidence to support this statement, as loneliness increases the likelihood of early mortality by 26%.* (Holt-Lunstad study, 2010)
    At the end of this journey of discovery, Gus decided to set up a Foundation, to proactively encourage Aussies to speak up, express their emotions and ensure they all have a close friend in life that they can go to when times are tough. Gus simply does not accept the alarming statistics surrounding suicide and that eight beautiful people take their life every day.
    And so, Gotcha4life was born.


    Gus shares with you:



    increasing mental fitness
    how being on the Man Up series changed him and his relationships
    the power of vulnerability
    what it really mean to be a man
    the power of not caring what others think
    his biggest words of advice for anyone struggling
    how and why to not worry alone
    Gus’ tips for building emotional fitness


    I know you’ll get a lot out of this chat. His energy and passion is infectious, and his vulnerability and openness is inspiring.


    Make sure you share this with someone you know will get a lot out of this episode. And share this on social media and tag me @davejorne and Gus Worland @gusworland. Take a photo of what you are doing or looking at while you are listening and share that too.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 37 min
    113: What If You Were Fearless & You Are Enough

    113: What If You Were Fearless & You Are Enough

    What would you do if you were fearless? How would this change the way you feel, think, and act?


    Imagine the different outcomes you could create.


    During this last week, I've started noticing just how much I'm being held back by fear in my everyday life. And, to help overcome this, I've added one extra habit that is making all the difference.


    During this solo round, I'll share this habit along with the other ones that will help you live with a greater sense of fearlessness.


    Remember to share this episode with your friends and family who would also find this helpful.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 25 min
    112: Dr Justin Coulson: Building Resilience (Part 2)

    112: Dr Justin Coulson: Building Resilience (Part 2)

    Today’s episode is the second half of the chat with Dr Justin Coulson. You might remember we just finished talking about the importance of sharing family stories, and now we dive deeper into the ways you can build your own resilience and that of your children, students or other young people. Make sure you stick around for the story Justin shares at the end of this episode, it's one of the most inspirational real-life examples of resilience that I have heard for a long time.


    Dr Justin Coulson of Happy Families has many journal articles and scholarly book chapters, as well as several books and ebooks about parenting, including the 21 Days to a Happier Family (Harper Collins, 2016) and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child (Harper Collins, 2017).


    Justin is also a highly sought-after international speaker delivering keynote speeches and workshops to boost wellbeing and improve relationships for parents, teachers, students and employees and students.


    He has worked with The Commonwealth Bank, American Express, the Office of the Children's E-safety Commissioner, The Federal Government's Department of Social Services, Life Education, and hundreds of schools.


    Justin is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is a consultant to the Federal Government's Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner, and has acted (and continues to act) in an advisory capacity to well-known organisations including Beyond Blue, the Raising Children Network, Life Education, Intel Security, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.


    In addition, Justin is consistently sought after by the media for his expertise. He writes a weekly advice column for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The Project, the TODAY Show, Studio 10, Mornings and several radio stations around the nation. He is also the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au, Australia’s number one parenting website.


    During this chat, Justin shares:



    the importance of Psychological flexibility and how to develop it
    why what you resist persists and what to do instead
    an inspiring story of the incredible power of resilience that had both of us choking up


    As a heads up, you will notice a background noise while Justin is talking and it sounds like static, it is actually the rain outside his window … it was absolutely bucketing down when we did the recording. Given all the good stuff he talks about during this chat, I’m sure you won’t even notice it after a while.


    You can connect with Dr. Justin Coulson at www.happyfamilies.com.au and on instagram @ drjustincoulson.


    Remember to share this episode with your friends and family who would also find this helpful.


    You can follow me on Instagram at [@davejorna](www.instagram.com/davejorna) and [@dolifebetterpodcast](www.instagram.com/dolifebetterpodcast). To contact us about retreats, leadership training and workshops visit www.projecthatch.com.au or email us at hello@projecthatch.com.au.


    Remember to subscribe to, rate and review the podcast to help spread the do life better message.


    Now, go out there and do your life even better.

    • 33 min

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Great authentic conversations

Dave,
Your podcast is great! I can relate to many of the examples you share. Thank you for sharing in such a raw, real and authentic way.

I appreciate the incredible guest you bring on and the conversations you explore. So many little things we can do to live life better.

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