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Welcome to The Ginni Show, hosted by award winning journalist, Ginni Saraswati. On this podcast, you'll find an original line up of daily episodes featuring real inspiring and hilarious stories from Ginni herself and guests from all around the world. Each story, however unique is connected with aligning you to a happier, healthier and abundant life.

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Welcome to The Ginni Show, hosted by award winning journalist, Ginni Saraswati. On this podcast, you'll find an original line up of daily episodes featuring real inspiring and hilarious stories from Ginni herself and guests from all around the world. Each story, however unique is connected with aligning you to a happier, healthier and abundant life.

    What Matters Most? with Frank Clark

    What Matters Most? with Frank Clark

    What do you value? 


    Now that’s a loaded question. Getting clear on what you value is something most people - unless they consciously make space to consider this - never let dictate the way they live. But the truth is, if you let life run the show, you’ll find yourself all out of balance. 


    On this episode, I talk with Frank Clark, an awe-inspiring serial entrepreneur, recognized as one of the Top CEOs in his field. He has created and sold many multinational companies, producing hundreds of millions of dollars, working with startups and Fortune 50 companies around the globe. 


    Throughout our conversation, Frank shares the valuable lessons he’s learned as an entrepreneur so far, including how he realized what he truly values. Even though he built and extremely successful career for himself at a young age, it came at a cost; he ultimately lost sight of what truly matters most to him, including time with his children. Frank also shares his insights on why he knew entrepreneurship was the right path for him, how he starts his days, and why it’s vital to invest in company culture. 


    Tune in learn more about Frank’s story and how you can get your life back in alignment!


    Frank’s Happiness Hack:
    Real happiness is when you’re content; when you’re at peace. When you’re calm. Like when you’re feeling grateful, when you’re feeling love, when you’re feeling blessed, when you feel complete. When you feel really creative, you’re feeling just unstoppable. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What did your family think when you became an entrepreneur at 8 years old? (0:44)
    - Why do you think your parents encouraged your entrepreneurial spirit? (4:20)
    - Do you ever question whether the entrepreneurial path is right for you? (6:08)
    - What do you find to be the most common mistake made by CEOs and entrepreneurs today? (20:02)
    - How do you start your day? (27:33)
    - What is your definition of happiness? (30;28)


    In This Episode You Will Learn: 
    - How Frank learned to negotiate with the Hell’s Angels at 10 years old. (0:50)
    - Why being bullied pushed Frank to become a CEO. (6:14)
    - The value of vulnerability in leadership and business. (9:13)
    - The moment when Frank realized he’d put his work above his family. (12:56)
    - Why corporate culture is vital to a company’s success. (21:03)
    - What Frank learns about himself when he skips his morning routine. (29:10)


    Connect with Frank Clark: 
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Orange Crushing It with Frank Clark
     
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    • 32 min
    How to Experience the Magic of Life with Ashley Gonor

    How to Experience the Magic of Life with Ashley Gonor

    Where do you see magic in the world around you? 


    It’s easy to get caught up in planning every little decision in life, looking only at the steps in front of you. But when you take time to look up and intentionally take in your environment, you start to see the magic in the world around you. 


    On this episode, I talk with Ashley Gonor, host of the Uncover Your Magic Podcast. Throughout our conversation, Ashley shares with me her entrepreneurial journey so far, from buying a spa to recovering from the disasters thrown her way. She shares wisdom around finding the magic in the mundane, and what practices she uses to set up her days for success. 


    Tune in to find the magic in your life!


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What was your first-ever experience of magic? (4:32)
    - Talk me through your experience of throwing surrender into the universe. (6:20)
    - Where did you learn resilience from? (12:41)
    - Tell me about your morning routine. (17:36)
    - What podcasts do you listen to while you run? (19:02)
    - How have you experienced death and mitigated those experiences? (20:56)
    - How has your gratitude practice influenced your relationships with yourself and others? (24:42)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How Ashley removed her blinders & elevated her life. (5:07)
    - How Ashley’s childhood experiences helped her discover her authentic self. (13:18)
    - The greatest lesson Ashley’s mom taught her. (16:16)
    - What practices Ashley implemented into her life to set herself up for success. (17:49)
    - How to practice visualization. (22:39)
    - What book changed Ashley’s life. (32:30)


    Connect with Ashley Gonor:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Podcast


    Resources: 
    Fire & Soul Podcast
    Lewis Howes: The School of Greatness Podcast
    Wayne Dyer
    The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn
     
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    • 34 min
    How to Grow Old Enthusiastically with Dr. Ron Kaiser

    How to Grow Old Enthusiastically with Dr. Ron Kaiser

    What do you see when you dream about the future? 


    During this COVID-19 pandemic, dreaming about the future poses some unique difficulties. We’re not sure what lies ahead and how cultures around the world will change, or what exactly will stand the test of time. 


    Today, I invite you to look even deeper into the future: what’s your vision for your 60s, 70s, 80s, and older? 


    On this episode, I talk with Dr. Ronald Kaiser, who works as the Director of Psychology at one of the world’s leading headache centers. His other full-time job is creating innovative positive approaches to helping people of all ages maximize their potential for success and happiness. And he is 82 years old! 


    Throughout our conversation, Ron drops wisdom about how to prepare for your elder years, and what you can expect if you take care of yourself from a young age. He also shares about the purpose and mission of Positive Psychology, how to foster a positive mindset, and how to interrupt negative thoughts as they pass through your mind. 


    Tune in to learn how to you can start investing in more than just your 401k and set yourself up for a brighter, happier future. 


    Dr. Ron Kaiser’s Happiness Hack: 
    “I think happiness means satisfaction with where you are, but not total satisfaction. I think happiness means that you have something to look forward to.”


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What hooked you into studying Positive Psychology? (5:16)
    - How do you think COVID-19 quarantine affects our ability to interrupt catastrophic thoughts and transform them into positive ones? (11:14)
    - How do you influence your mindset every day? (16:31)
    - What advice do you have for 20 and 30-year-olds to prepare for the future? (25:50)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - What is Positive Psychology? (5:20)
    - 3 principles that foster a positive mindset. (12:08)
    - How Goal Achieving Psychotherapy helps you positively prepare for the future. (28:38)
    - What happiness means to Dr. Ron Kaiser. (30:41)


    Connect with Dr. Ron Kaiser: 
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
     
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    • 33 min
    4 Key Components to Long-Lasting Happiness with Adri Kyser

    4 Key Components to Long-Lasting Happiness with Adri Kyser

    Do you ever think to yourself, “I’m not enough” or “Who are you to do this”? 


    This is impostor syndrome – and, let me tell you, it’s a tough disease to kick. My guest on this episode is no stranger to battling impostor syndrome, and she’s helped countless others free themselves from their inner critic as well. Adri Kyser is an international holistic wellness expert who has spent the last 15 years helping highly-driven people get out of their own way, utilize their unique skills, and build unstoppable confidence to succeed in life and business. 


    Throughout our conversation, Adri vulnerably tells the story of the abuse she experienced from her aunt as a child, and how that abuse affected her life and relationships as a young adult. She shares her journey of healing, how she’s learned to start caring for herself, and the lessons she’s learned along the way.  


    Tune in to get the keys to long-lasting health, happiness, and long-term fulfillment! 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - How did you transition from international law to becoming a holistic wellness expert? (5:08)
    - How did your childhood abuse from your aunt affect your ability to trust women? (9:18)
    - How do you practice self-care and what have you learned along the way? (16:02)
    - How do you feed your soul? (24:11)
    - What is your definition of happiness? (27:53)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How Adri learned to override her inner critic. (6:11)
    - The 4 key components to long-lasting health, happiness and fulfillment. (13:32)
    - How self-care supports the rest of your life. (16:20)
    - How giving and receiving love leads to experiencing happiness. (28:04)


    Connect with Adri: 
    Website
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    Facebook
    FREE GIFT
     
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    • 32 min
    4 Steps for Conducting Tough Conversations with David Wood

    4 Steps for Conducting Tough Conversations with David Wood

    Nobody likes having tough conversations – but they’re essential to living a happy life with healthy relationships. 


    So, what’s a tough conversation? It’s one of those conversations where you rehearse it over and over again in your mind before you have it, and you can’t think of anything else until it happens. Maybe they come with anxiety, fear, vulnerability. More often than not, we avoid actually having these conversations, hoping the tension will blow over rather than blow up. 


    Here’s the thing: we NEED to learn how to start having these conversations. According to David Wood – the tough conversations ninja - having tough conversations is the doorway to confidence and success in both work and life, and there’s a big cost to avoiding them. 


    In this episode, David and I talk about the realities of having a tough conversation, from how to initiate them to how to respond when approached with one. He talks through the CARE model and how inmates and CEOs both can use it productively, how to create structure for taking turns speaking, and even how David has applied these tips to his everyday life. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - What’s your advice for creating space for tough conversations? (3:43)
    - How can the person on the receiving end hold space for a tough conversation? (9:24)
    - How are CEOs’ and inmates’ conversation styles similar, given the power dynamics at play? (20:01)
    - What are the consequences of avoiding tough conversations? (34:29)
    - What is your personal definition of happiness? (41:04)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How you know you need to have a tough conversation. (4:01)
    - How NOT to create space to have a tough conversation. (6:09)
    - How to take turns speaking and expressing amid tough conversations. (16:02)
    - How the CARE model is used for restorative justice. (24:23)
    - The most awkward tough conversation David ever had to initiate. (29:21)
    - How David starts his day. (39:28)


    Connect with David: 
    Website
    Tough Conversations Podcast with David Wood
     
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    • 44 min
    Sipping Tea with Your Past, Present and Future Selves with Mitra Manesh

    Sipping Tea with Your Past, Present and Future Selves with Mitra Manesh

    How are you spending your time during the global pandemic? 


    Before COVID-19 hit, many of us were constantly stimulated. We were always on the go, looking forward to our next objective. At night, many choose to fill time in front of the television or something else. 


    In other words, sitting in stillness is a rare experience. We’ve developed a behavioral pattern of constantly bombarding and distracting our brains with outside stimulation, which blocks out our own thoughts. 


    That’s why I brought Mitra Manesh for this episode. Mitra is a mindfulness thought leader and founder of the Innermap app. Her work is a blend of Western corporate training and Eastern inner-based practices. The result is a unique appraoch, offering knowledge and wisdom in a practical and empowering way. 


    Throughout this episode, Mitra shares her experience of fleeing Iran during war, and how she stumbled into mindfulness and mindful living. She also shares her strategies for mindfully engaging with the past and future – with a strict itinerary – and why we should visit those places. 


    Tune in to get back in tune with yourself and start living a mindful life. 


    Some Questions I Ask: 
    - How were you introduced to mindfulness and mindful living? (3:49)
    - How do you mitigate feelings of guilt, as many women struggle with this when they have a high-achieving, thriving career? (11:38)
    - When did you institute your theory of vising the past and future with a strict itinerary? (21:50)
    - What is your favorite Rumi quote or teaching and why? (26:18)
    - How do you start your day? (31:46)
    - Tell me about your teacher. (34:05)


    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    - How Mitra and her clients are showing up during the COVID-19 pandemic. (6:56)
    - What it was like for Mitra to literally walk out of Iran into Turkey during the war. (10:04)
    - How to mindfully engage with the past and future without becoming anxious or depressed. (17:57)
    - How Mitra learned to befriend death. (26:38)
    - What is oil pulling? (31:48)
    - How a 90-year-old Buddhist monk taught Mitra to have fun. (36:13)
    - Mitra’s advice for combatting anxiety during the pandemic. (38:18)


    Connect with Mitra Manesh: 
    Innermap
    Instagram 
     
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    • 42 min

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