96 episodes

The Fearless Happyness Podcast showcases phenomenal individuals, from across the United States and from all walks of life, who overcame serious traumas, addictions, life obstacles and challenges to living the life of their dreams.

Listen in as each week, Max and his guests sit down to share their experiences and spread strength, hope and faith to help others also become fearless in their pursuit of happiness!!

Fearless Happyness Podcast Max Nijst

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The Fearless Happyness Podcast showcases phenomenal individuals, from across the United States and from all walks of life, who overcame serious traumas, addictions, life obstacles and challenges to living the life of their dreams.

Listen in as each week, Max and his guests sit down to share their experiences and spread strength, hope and faith to help others also become fearless in their pursuit of happiness!!

    Name, Claim and Reframe with Andrea Mein DeWitt

    Name, Claim and Reframe with Andrea Mein DeWitt

    Name, Claim, and Reframe with Andrea Mein DeWitt
    Known for her infectious energy, Andrea Mein DeWitt is an author, speaker, and certified life coach who teaches high-performing leaders to see and step into their own authentic lives, just like she did.
    By her early 50s, Andrea had an extensive 32-year career as an academic professional when she realized that she wasn’t happy anymore and desperately needed a change.
    In search of something more and discovering her true identity, Andrea took a leap of faith in herself and went back to school to become a life coach.
    In pushing aside her fears and getting comfortable with the uncomfortable, Andrea would soon discover her authentic self and her calling in life.
    “It’s never too late, and you are not too old to live your dream.”, says Andrea
    Now the author of “Name, Claim & Reframe -Your Pathway to a Well-Lived Life” and chosen by NBC’s TODAY Show as the best motivational read for 2023, Andrea is on a mission to help others find a practical approach to navigate life’s challenges by learning to Name, Claim and Reframe your mindset so they can create the life they want to live.
    Listen in as Andrea, and I discover the moment she discovered her need for something more, the path she took to find it, how she is helping others find their authentic life, and how it has all helped her find a way to FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!

    • 50 min
    Take Less. Do More. With Glen Van Peski

    Take Less. Do More. With Glen Van Peski

    Take Less. Do More. With Glen Van Peski
    A retired seasoned Civil Engineer who accidentally started an ultra-light backpacking company, Glen Van Peski has been helping people from all over learn how to lighten their loads by taking less to enjoy more in life.
    A native Californian with a childhood rooted in the western outdoors, Glen grew up camping, hiking, and surrounded by nature.
    At 17, he and three of his buddies hit the road on their bicycles and rode across the country. Setting out on the opportunity of a lifetime, Glen and his friends would encounter many wonderful people and experiences that would provide valuable lessons for a lifetime.  
    As an engineer, Glen always looked for better ways to do things.
    So, in 1998, he turned his passion for the outdoors into Gossamer Gear, a company dedicated to manufacturing the best ultralight backpacking equipment for the outdoor enthusiast.
    Now the author of “Take Less. Do More: Surprising Life Lessons in Generosity, Gratitude, and Curiosity from an Ultralight Backpacker”, Glen spends his days continuing to practice generosity, gratitude, and curiosity by helping others become unstuck in their circumstances, create more of what they want in life, and be of help and service to others.
    Listen in as Glen, and I sit down to discuss his love for the outdoors, what it teaches us, his passion for helping others along the way in life, and how nature has helped him find his way to FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!

    • 52 min
    A Spirit Embraced with Kim Colella

    A Spirit Embraced with Kim Colella

    A Spirit Embraced with Kim Colella
    A Spirit Doula, Certified Restorative Touch Practitioner™, licensed massage therapist, photographer, author, and philanthropist, Kim Colella opens the audience's eyes to the power of our spirit's urging voice and how it pushes us to embrace life in all its complexity, just like hers did years ago.
    At 21, Kim would attend a workshop that would open her eyes and change her whole universe.
    Coming from a family that had severe alcoholism, Kim would learn how the illness affects each generation, and unsolved issues would affect her in years to come.
    Knowing that she wanted a different kind of family life, Kim committed and went to work to stop the generation's curses.
    Through different types of therapy and surrounding herself with others who knew how to help her accomplish her goal of healing, Kim began to find the stepping stones that would awaken her spirit, heal from her childhood traumas, and embrace her authentic self to move on and create the life that she so desired.
    Now the award-winning author of "Spirit Embraced" and founder of Body Sacred, Kim spends her days living out her purpose: assisting other women in birthing their spirits into the world and reclaiming the sacred dimension of their physical being.
    Listen in as Kim and I sit down to discuss growing up with alcoholism, what awoken her spirit to break the generational curses, her mission to help others do the same, and what led her to the path of finding her own FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!

    • 54 min
    Attracting Your Dream Partner with Ege Reynolds

    Attracting Your Dream Partner with Ege Reynolds

    Attracting Your Dream Partner with Ege Reynolds
    A former software engineer turned Dating and Life Coach, Ege Reynolds is helping genuine, analytical men improve the quality of their dating options and relationships by creating a life they are proud to live, just like he did.
    In his teens, Ege was 60 pounds overweight and couldn’t stop playing video games.
    Shy about speaking to girls or having a social life, Ege would spend his afternoons with a plate of cookies and League of Legends.
    Not realizing at the time that he was miserable, Ege would soon face reality when after a summer vacation and right before his senior year of high school, he stepped on the scale and discovered that he was masking his unhappiness with food and video games.
    Ege knew it was time to make a change.
    Setting out on a personal development journey, Ege spent the next few months replacing his plate of cookies with workouts and his video games with every self-development book he could find.
    He shed 60 pounds and went on to be mentored by some of the top social skills, spirituality, and confidence experts worldwide.
    Tired of being “friend-zoned,” Ege faced his fears head-on and built up the healthy confidence he needed to talk to attractive women in any situation.
    Now, the founder and CEO of The Charming Man is coaching men from tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and more to step into their higher selves and become more attractive to women by focusing on becoming more authentic and learning the four principles outlined in this REEL Attraction System.
    Listen in as Ege and I discuss how a shy and depressed teenager shed his insecurities and limited mindset to find joy, love, and self-confidence. His passion for helping other men do the same has led him to live a life of FEARLESS HAPPYNES!!

    • 47 min
    The Path of Integrity with Chuck Chapman, M.A.

    The Path of Integrity with Chuck Chapman, M.A.

    The Path of Integrity with Chuck Chapman, M.A.
    An Author, Licensed Professional Counselor, Men’s Relationship Coach, Family Man, and Pizza Aficionado, Chuck Chapman has been helping men all over the world overcome the shame that holds them back from living a life of freedom, grace, and abundance, just like he has learned to do.
    Fourteen years ago, Chuck’s life was a different story. 
    Finding himself in a dark depression after his wife of 19 years left him, Chuck started comforting the pain with drugs and alcohol, leading him down a path of destruction for a few years.
    Then, he was given a book that would forever change his life. “It was like this guy had been following me and written this book about me!” says Chuck.
    Discovering that he was living with “Nice Guy Syndrome,” Chuck faced some hard truths about himself and got to work correcting them. He would spend the next few years deeply working on himself through studying, development exercises, and personal therapy.
    Along his journey, Chuck also discovered that he was not alone. Just like him, millions of men were struggling with the same issues.
    As he recovered and started living a life of integrity and operating in the world with joy and fulfillment, Chuck knew his mission in life was … to help other men do the same.
    He would spend the next few years studying and training to become a recovery and relationship coach and even became a personal assistant to his mentor, who not only helped with Chuck’s recovery but also coached him.
    Now sober for 14 years and thriving in all areas of his life, Chuck is on a mission to help other men overcome the Nice Guy Syndrome by living a life of honesty and integrity.
    Listen in as Chuck and I discussed when he learned the meaning of Nice Guy Syndrome, how he overcame it, his mission to help other men do the same, and how he finally found his way to living a life of FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!

    • 47 min
    The Power of Gratitude with Sohale Sizar

    The Power of Gratitude with Sohale Sizar

    The Power of Gratitude with Sohale Sizar
    A serial entrepreneur since the age of 9, Sohale Sizar has impacted the lives of millions of individuals, spanning non-profit charities, education, and consumer technology to helping Fortune 500 companies innovate digital products that imbue emotion.
    Born and raised outside of Philly, Sohale has always wanted to implement light and the colors of goodness in different ways, from an idea at nine years old to cure AIDS to a prayer app to building and creating an app of Gratitude.
    Growing up, Sohale wasn’t a fan of school.  Struggling with a poor GPA and consistently being called into the school office, Sohale was focused on everything but the curriculum being taught.
    One night, he dreamed that God set up a meeting between him and Baraka Obama, who was running for the presidency then.
    Always a fan of the former president, Sohale took the conversation in the dream to heart.
    Waking up from the dream, Sohale found himself with a new mindset and the determination to really start applying himself.
    Double down, he went on to Georgetown, Stanford, Cambridge, and Princeton, earning degrees and high honors from each school.
    Now, the founder of Sole is on a lifelong mission to facilitate access to one’s inner light through his teachings of Gratitude.
    “The beliefs we hold can really define us, and we have to question those beliefs,” says Sohale.
    Listen in as Sohale, and I sit down to discuss how an idea at nine years old led him on a lifelong journey of empowering individuals to grow and feel loved and how his focus on human flourishing and technology has led him to find his path to FEARLESS HAPPYNESS!

    • 47 min

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63 Ratings

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Delivers BIG Value!

Max Nijst has a gift for curating smart, insightful and entertaining content, all in a way that feels like you have expanded your perspective on a topic that is important to know about. Like a digestible taste of something inspiring and delicious, “Fearless Happyness” delivers big value!

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I love Max’s mission to spread fearless happiness in the world. Thank you Max for creating a space where we can explore living fearlessly and embracing happiness.

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The authenticity we need

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