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Passion Struck® is a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most insightful people to learn their lessons about living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. The show aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact the world by providing inspiring enjoyable, energetic, positive, and hyper-useful content—new episodes Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today, PASSION STRUCK.

The show is hosted by John R. Miles - a serial entrepreneur, creative amplifier, Navy Veteran, and multi-industry CEO. Miles is known for his passion, preparation, and gift of teasing out his guests’ secrets to overcoming the odds and saying” I CAN” to life-changing opportunities.

Learn from women at the top of their game (Susan Cain, Gretchen Rubin, Cathy Heller), astronauts (Chris Cassidy, Nicole Stott, Kayla Barron, Wendy Lawrence), leaders (Jeff Walker, Admiral James Stavridis, VADM Sandy Stosz, VADM Ted Carter), scientists (Katy Milkman, Dave Vago, Ayelet Fishback), doctors (Jay Lombard, Scott Sherr, Kara Fitzgerald), athletes (Colin O’Brady, Shawn Springs, Anne O’Neill) and an exciting array of fascinating minds, from creators to special forces operators and psychologists.

Follow John @John_R_Miles on Instagram for daily sparks of inspiration. Subscribe to Passion Struck and share the show with someone who needs to hear it.

Passion Struck with John R. Miles John R. Miles

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Passion Struck® is a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most insightful people to learn their lessons about living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. The show aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact the world by providing inspiring enjoyable, energetic, positive, and hyper-useful content—new episodes Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today, PASSION STRUCK.

The show is hosted by John R. Miles - a serial entrepreneur, creative amplifier, Navy Veteran, and multi-industry CEO. Miles is known for his passion, preparation, and gift of teasing out his guests’ secrets to overcoming the odds and saying” I CAN” to life-changing opportunities.

Learn from women at the top of their game (Susan Cain, Gretchen Rubin, Cathy Heller), astronauts (Chris Cassidy, Nicole Stott, Kayla Barron, Wendy Lawrence), leaders (Jeff Walker, Admiral James Stavridis, VADM Sandy Stosz, VADM Ted Carter), scientists (Katy Milkman, Dave Vago, Ayelet Fishback), doctors (Jay Lombard, Scott Sherr, Kara Fitzgerald), athletes (Colin O’Brady, Shawn Springs, Anne O’Neill) and an exciting array of fascinating minds, from creators to special forces operators and psychologists.

Follow John @John_R_Miles on Instagram for daily sparks of inspiration. Subscribe to Passion Struck and share the show with someone who needs to hear it.

    The Reverse Aging Effect: How to Stay Young and Healthy with John R. Miles EP 157

    The Reverse Aging Effect: How to Stay Young and Healthy with John R. Miles EP 157

    John R. Miles - The Reverse Aging Effect: How to Stay Young and Healthy  | Brought to you by AppSumo (https://social.appsumo.com/passion) and Gusto  (https://www.gusto.com/passionstruck.)

    New research indicates that Ponce de Leon's much-hoped-for Fountain of Youth may be closer to reality than we imagined. And, that, my friends, is no science fiction. However, You don't have to imagine or hope for a mythical fountain of youth that holds the secret of reverse aging. You can decide daily to turn back the clock, slow the aging process, and reset your age.

     

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    New to the show? These Starter Packs are collections of our most popular episodes grouped by topic, and we now have them also on Spotify. You can also browse starter packs for existing listeners to find your old favorites. Every week, John interviews everyday heroes from all walks of life. Learn how to subscribe to the show and never miss a new episode and topic.

    What I discuss about the reverse aging effect:
    In this episode, I will discuss how we can intentionally slow down our biological aging process. Yes, you heard that right. Finding the core reason for aging and learning how diet, lifestyle choices, and exercise affect extending your life places the power of perspective and knowledge within your control.

    0:00 Introduction and announcements
    3:02 The quest for the fountain of youth
    5:23 Why biological aging is influenced by our behavior
    10:13 The science behind reverse aging
    13:24 How Epigenetics and DNA Methylation impact reverse aging
    16:16 Six secrets to reverse aging
    23:04 Our future health is in our own hands
    25:11 Analysis and future guest promo

    Show Links
    Show discussion questions:

    What is the history of the search for the fountain of youth?
    Why is reverse aging a hard topic for people to grasp?
    What were the key results of Ellen Langer's experience with the older men?
    What is the difference between chronological age and biological age?
    What other research has Dr. David Sinclair been involved with?
    What are your takeaways on epigenetics?
    How can you apply the six ways to reverse aging?
    What three things can you do to alter how you approach aging?
    What steps will you take after hearing today's episode to change your approach to how you are approaching your aging process?

    Interested in reading the transcript for the episode: https://johnrmiles.com/the-reverse-aging-effect-how-to-live-longer/ 

    Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have to By David Sinclair Ph.D.: https://amzn.to/3a1aaP7 
    Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age And Live Longer, Better by Dr. Kara Fir

    • 27 min
    Elise Micheals on How to Gain Back the Power of Being a Man EP 156

    Elise Micheals on How to Gain Back the Power of Being a Man EP 156

    Elise Micheals - How to gain back the power of being a man. | Brought to you by AppSumo (https://social.appsumo.com/passion) and Gusto  (https://www.gusto.com/passionstruck.)

     

    Elise Micheals is a trauma-informed Men's Mental Health coach who helps men find purpose and passion again by healing subconscious trauma. Originally a coach for women, she has dedicated her practice specifically to helping men after realizing their lack of support in the mental health space and has been doing it ever since.

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    Thank you AppSumo for Sponsoring.
    This episode is also sponsored by AppSumo. Over 1 million entrepreneurs and creators trust AppSumo to help them discover, buy, and sell the products they need to grow their business and audience. As a special bonus, AppSumo is giving 10% off the already discounted price to the first 100 people who click the link in the show notes: https://social.appsumo.com/passion.

    What I discuss with Elise Micheals In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast
    Elise Micheals joins us to discuss how she is helping men overcome their mental trauma and bring back their power of being a man by being mentally stable and emotionally free. We discuss how she helps men to connect with their divine masculinity and live life with passion and purpose.

    0:00 Announcements
    2:36 Introducing Elise Micheals
    3:49 Focus on men's mental health 
    5:25 Subconscious trauma 8:00 Why men are taught not to feel 
    12:12 Confronting burnout 14:23
    4 pillars of men's mental health
    18:03 Refraining our thoughts and feelings
    25:43 The foundation for healing is always feeling safe
    29:27 Psilocybin microdosing
    38:20 Why do people want to feel like their winning
    43:22 Emotions don't choose a gender
    45:51 Nothing matters or everything matters
    50:12 Rapid round of questions
    54:37 Wrap-Up and Synthesis

    Where you can find Elise Micheals:
    * Website: https://www.elisemicheals.com/ 

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elisemicheals_/ 

    * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elise.micheals.1 

    * Twitter: https://twitter.com/EliseMicheals 

    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elise-micheals/ 

    Links from the show
    * The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: https://amzn.to/3NzFdz0

    * Think and Grow Rich by Nopoleon hill: https://amzn.to/3nxOugl 

    * No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert A. Glover: https://amzn.to/3QUeBvA 

    * The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida: https://amzn.to/3QUeBvA 

    * My interview with Katy Milkman Ph.D. on how to create lasting behavior change: https://passionstruck.com/katy-milkman-behavior-change-for-good/ 

    * My interview with David Yaden Ph.D. on self-transcendence, psychedelics, and behavior change: https://passionstruck.com/david-yaden-on-self-transcendence-experiences/ 

    * My solo episode on why you must feel to heal: https://passionstruck.com/why-you-must-feel-to-find-emotional-healing/

    * My interview with Cathy Heller: https://passionstruck.com/cathy-heller-how-do-you-find-your-lifes-passion/

    * My interview with Michael Slepian Ph.D.:  https://passionstruck.com/michael-slepian-the-secret-life-of-secrets/

    * My interview with Jordan Harbinger on Why Legacy is Greater Than Currency:  https://passionstruck.com/jordan-harbinger-on-why-building

    • 56 min
    Katy Milkman on Creating Lasting Behavior Change for Good EP 155

    Katy Milkman on Creating Lasting Behavior Change for Good EP 155

    Katy Milkman - Creating Lasting Behavior Change for Good.  | | Brought to you by AppSumo (https://social.appsumo.com/passion) and Gusto  (https://www.gusto.com/passionstruck.)

    Dr. Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Endowed Chair at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and the former president of the International Society for Judgment and Decision Making.

    She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, a research center with the mission of advancing the science of lasting behavior change. Her bestselling book How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be was named one of the eight best books for healthy living in 2021 by the New York Times, and Katy was also named one of the world’s top 50 Management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2021.

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    Thank you AppSumo for Sponsoring.
    This episode is also sponsored by AppSumo. Over 1 million entrepreneurs and creators trust AppSumo to help them discover, buy, and sell the products they need to grow their business and audience. As a special bonus, AppSumo is giving 10% off the already discounted price to the first 100 people who click the link in the show notes: https://social.appsumo.com/passion.

     

    What I discuss with Katy Milkman In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast
    Katy Milkman joins us to discuss how she is advancing the science of behavior change to understand which strategies work best overall, what works best for whom, and how to most effectively use behavioral science to help people transform their lives for the better.  We go into why she created the largest interdisciplinary effort in history to solve the problem of enduring behavior change.

    0:00 Announcements
    2:36 Introducing Katy Milkman
    4:47 Better Change for Good Initiative
    11:35 Using a megastudy approach
    12:21 Importance of intentionality in behavior change
    14:54 How to master behavior change
    23:09 We think we will change far less than we actually do
    26:55 The micro-choices determine our lives
    29:34 Internal barriers to change
    35:20 Fresh start effect
    42:43 The psychology of persuasion
    44:34 Effortless perfection
    50:02 How we live matches our goals
    54:43 Why we chose immediate gratification
    57:09 Wrap-Up and Synthesis

    Where you can find Katy Milkman:
    * Website: https://www.katymilkman.com/

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katymilkman/

    * Choiceology Podcast: https://www.katymilkman.com/podcast 

    * Twitter: https://twitter.com/katy_milkman

    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katy-milkman/

    * Behavior Change for Good Initiative: https://bcfg.wharton.upenn.edu/ 

    Links from the show
    * My interview with David Yaden on self-transcendence, psychedelics, and behavior change: https://passionstruck.com/david-yaden-on-self-transcendence-experiences/ 

    * My solo episode on why you must feel to heal: https://passionstruck.com/why-you-must-feel-to-find-emotional-healing/

    * My interview with Cathy Heller: https://passionstruck.com/cathy-heller-how-do-you-find-your-lifes-passion/

    * My interview with Michael Slepian:  http

    • 59 min
    What Is Unconditional Love and the 8 Ways to Create It w/John R. Miles EP 154

    What Is Unconditional Love and the 8 Ways to Create It w/John R. Miles EP 154

    John R. Miles - What Is Unconditional Love and the 8 Ways to Create It. | Brought to you by Zocdoc. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/passionstruck and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today.

    What is unconditional love?
    Unconditional love does not mean endless or boundless love. It means, “I choose to love you willingly without limitation.” This means that when we offer love, we supply it without anticipating anything in exchange for it.

     

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    What I discuss about what is unconditional love and the 8 ways to create it:
    In this podcast, I will be taking an in-depth look into what it means to live and love unconditionally, how to break free from the mindset of transactional love, and the need to show and spread unconditional love wherever we go. The focus here is not only on love between partners, families, and friends but on love for all mankind.

    0:00 Introduction and announcements
    2:39 Why unconditional love is misunderstood
    5:09 The story of Nelson Mandela's unconditional love
    12:37 How to love unconditionally
    17:23 What is the importance of loving unconditionally?
    18:23 Only you control what love you give and how you give it
    20:00 Analysis and wrap-up

    Show Links
    Show discussion questions:

    Why do we put so much focus on transactional things in our lives?
    Why is loving unconditionally a hard topic for people to grasp?
    What did you find most inspiring about the story of Nelson Mandela?
    What can you learn from Mandela's unconditional love for his people?
    How can you apply the eight ways to create unconditional love in your life?
    What three things can you do to alter how you approach to love?
    What steps will you take after hearing today's episode to change your approach to how you show unconditional love?

    Interested in reading the transcript for the episode: https://johnrmiles.com/unconditional-love-what-it-means-8-ways-to-find-it/  

    My episode on why you should Why the Journey Is More Important Than the Destination: https://passionstruck.com/life-is-about-the-journey-not-the-destination/ 
    My interview with David Yaden on Self-Transcendence, Psychedelics, and Behavior Change: https://passionstruck.com/david-yaden-on-self-transcendence-experiences/ 
    My interview with Erin Diehl on Why Our Lives Are Living an Improv Scene: https://passionstruck.com/erin-diehl-every-day-is-an-improv-scene/ 
    My interview with Cathy Heller on How Do You Find Your Life's Passion: https://passionstruck.com/cathy-heller-how-do-you-find-your-lifes-passion/ 
    My interview with Jesse Gould on Saving Veterans One Heroic Heart at a Time: https://passionstruck.com/jesse-gould-heroic-hearts-project/ 

    My interview with Jordan Harbinger on Why Legacy is Greater Than Currency:  https://passionstruck.com/jordan-harbinger-on-why-building-your-legacy-is-greater-than-currency/


    Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself   John discusses the importance of self-love in Episode 104

    • 21 min
    Erin Diehl on Why Every Day of Our Lives Is an Improv Scene EP 153

    Erin Diehl on Why Every Day of Our Lives Is an Improv Scene EP 153

    Erin Diehl - Why every day of our lives is an improv scene. Brought to you by Zocdoc. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/passionstruck and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today.

    Erin “Big” Diehl is a Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie. Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn, play, and grow.  Erin is a graduate of Clemson University, and a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser. She is the proud host of The improve it! Podcast, which helps develop leaders and teams through play, improv, and experiential learning.

    -► Get the full show notes here: https://passionstruck.com/erin-diehl-every-day-is-an-improv-scene/

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    This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Zocdoc which is the start of a better health care journey for you. Find and book top-rated local doctors, on-demand. Visit them in their offices, or video chat with them from home. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/passionstruck. Download the Zocdoc app for FREE and start your search for a top-rated doctor today.

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    What I discuss with Erin Diehl In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast
    Erin Diehl joins us to discuss how improvisational training can enhance professional development, team building, effective communication, networking, presentation skills, leadership capabilities, the act of thinking quickly on your feet, and everything in between. 

    0:00 Announcements
    2:40 Introducing Erin Diehl
    4:35 Dancing with the Clemson Rally Cats
    7:13 Life lessons from dancing
    9:40 Wanting to be Oprah
    12:10 Why Bill Murray is the man of Charleston
    14:57 Learning improv at the Second City
    20:14 The five basic rules of improv
    25:44 No open-ended questions
    27:02 Improv on steroids
    31:54 How Improv changed Erin's life
    34:58 How improv helps with imposter syndrome
    42:59 Failfluencing
    49:24 Why Passion Struck is a state of being
    50:20 John Miles and Erin Diehl Improvise
    56:51 Rapid round of questions
    1:00:16 Wrap-Up and Synthesis

    Where you can find Erin Diehl:
    * Website: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepinitrealdiehl/

    * Twitter: https://twitter.com/keepitrealdiehl

    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erindiehl/

    Links from the show
    * Rules of Improv: https://www.pantheater.com/rules-of-improv.html 

    * The Second City: https://www.secondcity.com/

    * Rules of Improv: https://www.pantheater.com/rules-of-improv.html 

    * My interview with David Yaden on self-transcendence, psychedelics, and behavior change: https://passionstruck.com/david-yaden-on-self-transcendence-experiences/ 

    * My solo episode on why you must feel to heal: https://passionstruck.com/why-you-must-feel-to-find-emotional-healing/

    * My interview with Cathy Heller: https://passionstruck.com/cathy-heller-how-do-you-find-your-lifes-passion/

    * My interview with Michael Slepian: https://passionstruck.com/michael-slepian-the-secret-life-of-secrets/

    * My interview with Tricia Manning: https://passionstruck.com/tricia-manning-on-how-to-lead-with-heart/ 

    * My interview with Jordan Harbinger on Why Legacy is Greater Than Currency:  https://passionstruck.com/jordan-harbinger-on-why-building-your-legacy-is-greater-t

    • 1 hr 2 min
    David Yaden on Self-Transcendence, Psychedelics, and Behavior Change EP 152

    David Yaden on Self-Transcendence, Psychedelics, and Behavior Change EP 152

    David Yaden - Self-Transcendence, Psychedelics, and Behavior Change | Brought to you by Zocdoc. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/passionstruck and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today.

    --►Purchase David's book The Varieties of Spiritual Experiences: 21st Century Research and Perspectives with Oxford University Press: https://amzn.to/3n3BXkN 

    David B. Yaden, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His work in The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research focuses on the psychology, neuroscience, and psychopharmacology of so-called spiritual, self-transcendent, and other positively transformative experiences. His scientific and scholarly work has been covered by outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR.

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    This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Zocdoc which is the start of a better health care journey for you. Find and book top-rated local doctors, on-demand. Visit them in their offices, or video chat with them from home. Go to https://www.zocdoc.com/passionstruck. Download the Zocdoc app for FREE and start your search for a top-rated doctor today.

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    What I discuss with David Yaden In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast
    David Yaden joins us to discuss self-transcendence and the varieties of spiritual experiences. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how these kinds of altered states of consciousness can result in long-term changes to well-being, mental health, and prosocial behavior - while also studying their risks.

    0:00 Announcements
    2:12 Introducing David Yaden
    4:33 The self-transcendent experience that changed his life
    8:16 The overview effect
    10:21 Understanding altered states of consciousness
    11:53 Research on peak and mystical-type experiences
    14:53 The influence of Andrew Newberg, Marty Seligman, and Roland Griffiths
    21:27  Using fMRI to understand self-transcendent experiences
    24:17 How meditation vs psychedelic self-transcendent experiences differ
    26:31 Wow do you map the self-transcendent mind?
    30:50 How can we make time malleable?
    36:33 The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
    41:00 Why the Dali Lama is interested in neuroscience research 
    47:10 David discusses his new book The Varieties of Spiritual Experiences
    50:25 Why Sigmund Freud was wrong and William James was correct
    55:30 How 30% of people feel a sense of calling to their work
    59:35 Wrap-Up and Synthesis

    Where you can find David Yaden:

    * Website: https://hopkinspsychedelic.org/yaden

    * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbyaden/

    * Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExistWell

    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbyaden/

    Links from the show
    ** Yaden, D. B., J. Haidt, R. W. Hood, D. R. Vago, and A. B. Newberg (2017). "The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience." Review of General Psychology 21(2): 143-160. [Link]

    * My interview with David Vago Ph.D. on Meditation in Self-Transcendent states: https://passionstruck.com/dr-david-vago-on-self-transcendence/ 

    * My solo episode on why you must feel to heal: https://passionstruck.com/why-you-must-feel-to-find-emotional-healing/

    * My interview with Cathy Heller: https://passionstruck.com/cathy-heller-

    • 1 hr 1 min

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