The Life Livers Academy Podcast is about connecting you with the people, ideas, mindsets, and inspiration to encourage, and empower you with the tools to chase your dreams, unlock your potential and live life to the fullest each day.
Get ready for some inspiring conversations and powerful insights from a range of top entrepreneurs, athletes, experts, and other inspiring people who are out there blazing a trail, living life to the fullest, and dominating their chosen path.
Lillia Tarawa on Escaping Gloriavale, Healing Childhood Trauma, and Discovering Her True Self
In this episode, I chat with Lillia Tarawa about growing up in Gloriavale, a religious cult on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.
We discuss what it was like dealing with the oppression of a religious cult, some of the trauma she experienced growing up, how her family escaped the cult, the challenges of building a completely new life in the outside world, and the learnings she has had along her journey.
Lillia is now a sought after speaker whos Ted X talk has amassed over 10 million views online, she is a writer who helps people find their personal power, she authored the book 'Daughter Of Gloriavale', and she uses her story, learnings, and unique wisdom to help others find liberation, courage and purpose.
Lillia has been through so much in her life and yet she has managed to create a powerful and fulfilling new reality for herself. She shares a lot of valuable insights on happiness, dealing with trauma, finding your freedom, overcoming adversity, and living with a full expression of self.
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Joseph Parker on Becoming The Heavyweight Champion of The World
In this episode, I chat with former WBO Heavyweight Champion of the World, Joseph Parker.
We chat about Joe's career in boxing, the journey from being a young kid growing up in South Auckland with a dream of becoming a world champion, to actually becoming the first Heavyweight World Champion to ever come out of New Zealand or the Pacific Islands.
Pat MacFie on the Journey of Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, and Doing Business in 2020
In this episode, I chat with serial entrepreneur and creative leader Pat MacFie. Pat is the Co-Founder of Manaaki, the Co-Founder of Indigo, and the Co-Founder of Chooice.co.nz. In his previous role, Pat was the Global Director of Media for Xero and is internationally recognised in innovation, brand and digital strategy.
Travis Jones on Building a Fitness Empire & Reaching Your True Potential
In this episode, I chat with serial entrepreneur, coach and Australian fitness business expert Travis Jones. Travis founded RBT Gyms and has grown the business from a start-up with $0 revenue through to a 16 gym empire doing around $10 million annual revenue.
Travis is also the founder of Fit-Pro formula where he has coached hundreds of fitness professionals and helped them grow 6 and 7 figure businesses in the fitness space, and he is the founder of Keystone app, another fitness-related business providing personal trainers with the platform needed to service their clients to a high level online.
We talk about Travis's startup journey with RBT including him living in the gym with his dog because he couldn't afford to pay rent. We discuss the growth of RBT, the challenges, the failures, and we tap into the mindset that has allowed Travis to not just create success in business but also has allowed him to create a huge impact with the thousands of people who have been a part of RBT Gyms around Australia.
This is a really inspiring conversation with a guy who has grown himself into a very good entrepreneur and an unstoppable force. His drive, passion, attitude and desire to serve people is incredibly inspiring and Travis shares openly and honestly about the up's, down's and key learnings from his past 10 years in business.
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David Niethe on Mental Performance, Building Unshakable Belief, and Performing at Your Best
In this episode, I chat with leading mental performance coach and speaker David Niethe.
Over the past 25 years, David has built a reputation as a leader in the area of mental performance and has coached many of the countries leading athletes including Lydia Ko, Israel Adesanya, Junior Fa, Brad Riddell, Kai Kara France, The New Zealand Breakers, and an extensive list of Olympians and Common Wealth Games Athletes.
We discuss mental performance and what that actually means, how to build unshakable confidence, how to reframe your experiences so you wire yourself for success, visualisation, and how to get the mental edge in anything you do.
Dave is a super passionate guy who loves what he does and is known for delivering exceptional results for his clients.
You can learn more about David and his work by visiting http://davidniethecoach.com/.
Mike Allsop on Conquering Mt Everest, Building Self Belief, and Living an Extraordinary Life
In this episode, I chat with airline pilot, Everest mountaineer, adventurer, extreme marathon competitor, speaker, and author, Mike Allsop - an ordinary family man proving that anybody can accomplish extraordinary things.
We chat about Mikes near-death experiences including surviving a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii and dodging avalanches on the worlds gnarliest mountains.
Mike is an ambitious guy who consistently sets big goals that stretch what he believes he is capable of. He has summited Everest in an unguided expedition, run 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days, completed the worlds highest marathon around Everest, a feat never before attempted, and has lived a life of extreme adventure where he has constantly faced fear and pushed his mental and physical limits.
We discuss the mindsets and mental toughness required to summit Mt Everest, the techniques Mike uses to control his mind under pressure, why passion is a key ingredient to actually achieving your big goals, how to create unstoppable momentum towards your goals, and how Mike thinks of fear and acts with courage even in genuine life or death situations.
Mike is a sought after keynote speaker and author who dedicates himself to showing that others too can achieve their dreams and ambitions by overcoming the fear of failure, building self-belief, and breaking each goal into a series of smaller steps.
This is a fascinating and inspiring conversation with a man who has tested himself against the limits of human endurance lived a life full of challenge and adventure.
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