125 episodes

My name is Ryan Sprague and throughout this podcast I will be showcasing individuals who are living a life beat to their own drum, sharing their stories, and revealing their valuable information for each one of YOU listeners on how you can effectively take life into your own control, what steps to take to create your own path, and how to maximize your results in manifesting YOUR dreams in this reality.

Highly Optimized Ryan Sprague

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

My name is Ryan Sprague and throughout this podcast I will be showcasing individuals who are living a life beat to their own drum, sharing their stories, and revealing their valuable information for each one of YOU listeners on how you can effectively take life into your own control, what steps to take to create your own path, and how to maximize your results in manifesting YOUR dreams in this reality.

    Episode 125: A Hero’s Journey Into Shamanism, Following Our Hearts & Becoming The Creators Of Our Reality (feat. Hamilton Souther)

    Episode 125: A Hero’s Journey Into Shamanism, Following Our Hearts & Becoming The Creators Of Our Reality (feat. Hamilton Souther)

    I imagine that everyone tuning into this episode can relate to the notion that for many of us, we seemingly have many passions that might not feel as though they are connected, yet as we continue to move through our lives, the connections between them begin to become clearer. I know this has been my experience in being interested in psychology, spirituality, plant medicines & health for most of my life & it wasn’t until I began Highly Optimized that I began to see the through line between each of them. Todays guest on the show is a man who shares in this notion of having many passions that may not seem to fit together if you looked at each of them independently, however, actually fit together incredibly well when you look at them all from the unionized perspective that we will be diving in to today in this episode. I first found out about this individual when I discovered his work in shamanism, specifically with Ayahuasca & Cannabis, & was blown away at how many synchronicities we shared specifically in the ways in which we spoke about Cannabis & along with his work as a renowned master shaman, he is also a visionary leader, speaker & author who is the founder of Blue Morpho and Co-Founder of FullStock, LiquidEarth and Landslide. For the immense amount of people who have benefitted as a result of his immense wisdom in these areas, it is clear that he is a pioneer in Amazonian Shamanism, Web3 and NFTs who is linking these realms together in a way that I have yet to come across anywhere else in my travels.

    Show Notes:
    (3:25) How Hamilton first got into his field(s) of study.
    (6:44) Using NFT’s to support creators and creatives. 
    (10:31) Creativity is the SOURCE.
    (18:05) Creating cannabis shamanism. 
    (31:09) What Hamilton saw during a San Pedro ceremony…
    (37:52) The masculine, according to Ryan.
    (57:34) Where you can reach Hamilton.
    (58:23) Hamilton’s final piece of advice for the listeners!


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     This episode was produced by Mazel Tov Media in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 124: Following Our Hearts, Aligning Our Values & Feeling Grateful (feat: Danny Cola)

    Episode 124: Following Our Hearts, Aligning Our Values & Feeling Grateful (feat: Danny Cola)

    When we think about the idea of human optimization, oftentimes we forget that it’s not just by optimizing one aspect of our lives that we reach this type of optimization, but rather it is by integrating many different aspects of our lives under the umbrella of optimization that can help us achieve this goal. In this vain, when I meet someone who is so amazing at taking one system of health & helping to create the necessary flow within it to allow people to find the thread of love within it that leads them to being getting curious about where else in their lives they can improve, I take note. Todays guest on the show is a master in the realms of fitness & specifically the realms of kettlebell, steel mace & club bell fitness. His purpose & mission in life is to build a community around optimizing human potential through fitness & wellness techniques & tools & in this episode, we will be doing a deep dive into his journey, his tips for those who are curious about branching out in their fitness repertoire & whatever else the divine wills into action in this epic heart flow we are about to embark upon. 

    Show Notes:

    (2:43) Learning from podcasts,the current frustrations with the educational system & following your heart against the adversity of the pandemic. 

    (10:50) The importance of removing yourself from your comfort zone. 

    (14:55) Check out FreedomBuilderz.com! 

    (16:49) Realizing we are a lot more similar than we are different and the benefit of doing what you love everyday. 

    (28:15) Challenges of living in the “information age”. 

    (34:51) What Danny’s process is to manifest his goals. 

    (43:15) Balancing the left/right brain and surrounding yourself with people that hold you accountable. 

    (55:00) Enjoying the mystery of life! 

    (59:45) Where you can find Danny. 

    (1:00:42) Danny’s last piece of advice for listeners!
    https://www.highlyoptimized.me

     This episode was produced by Mazel Tov Media in Quincy, Massachusetts.
    https://www.mazeltm.com/highlyoptimized
    visit https://www.FreedomBuilderz.com for more info!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 123: Optimizing Our Mindset To Break Free Of Our Chains (feat. Jason Goldberg)

    Episode 123: Optimizing Our Mindset To Break Free Of Our Chains (feat. Jason Goldberg)

    While many of us have grown up believing that money is the most valuable resource, we can see the inaccuracy in that when we realize that the one thing billionaires wish for more of when they are nearing the end of their lives is more time. In that vain, we can recognize that it is actually time that is the most valuable resource, rather than money. For me, I have recognized that one of the best ways to hack the time game, so to speak, is by first understanding where you want to go & what goals you have & then finding someone who can help you get to those goals quicker & with less hiccups in the road. Todays guest on the show is a master of time hacking & does so in his coaching work with his clients, many of whom are famous celebrities, to ensure that they can not only save time, but increase their mental performance in learning his proven processes behind how he does what he does. In addition to his coaching work, he is also acting as a disruptor in his life, both in the idea of being a “bacon-atarian”, which, as he describes, is a vegetarian that still eats bacon & in the space of podcasting, in which he has paved his own path to podcasting with his podcast, the “Jason Goldberg Is Ruining Podcasting” podcast  & if all of that wasn’t enough, he is also a Tedx speaker, a former rapper that opened up for none less than the Wu Tang Clan themselves & the author behind the incredible book “Prison Break”, which dives into how to vanquish the victim, overcome your obstacles & lead your life. 

    Show Notes:
    (2:15) When Jason cultivated his “jazz essence” of life. 
    (6:54) The importance of not losing the fun in life and not taking everything so seriously. 
    (10:50) How Jason got into mindset work. 
    (18:05) Check out FreedomBuilderz.com! 
    (20:10) How to help someone go from a breakdown to a breakthrough. 
    (25:00) Tips on how to avoid analysis paralysis. 
    (30:15) Join the Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle on Facebook! 
    (31:45) Upgrading your experience of life by changing your thinking. 
    (49:10) Where you can reach Jason. 
    (50:15) Jason’s final piece of advice for listeners! 
    https://www.highlyoptimized.me

     This episode was produced by Mazel Tov Media in Quincy, Massachusetts.
    visit https://www.FreedomBuilderz.com for more info!

    • 54 min
    Episode 122: The Journey Of Listening To Our Hearts & Finding Flow In Our Lives (feat. Nate Baumgardner)

    Episode 122: The Journey Of Listening To Our Hearts & Finding Flow In Our Lives (feat. Nate Baumgardner)

    When we think about the incredible journey of life that we are all experiencing within our individual experiences of life right now, one of the main questions I find myself asking constantly is how to keep the totality of my being feeling on top of the world, purpose driven & hopeful for the future no matter what life decides to throw at me. As such, I am constantly reconfiguring my daily rituals to reflect those values in a way that allows them to help me integrate new perspective shifts & keep myself feeling tip top. Todays guest on the show is a man who whether it is breathwork, reiki, psychedelics, language work or any other form of self development practice, he is a master of architecting daily ritual practices in ways that allow both him & his clients to feel supported & confident in taking ownership over their well being. He is the host of the “Innate Flow” podcast, where he showcases individuals who share their own experiences into how to create a deeper “flow” in life & he is also the creator & head coach behind the “Innate Flow Microdose Immersion”, where he teaches his clients how to responsibly wield the power of psilocybin in ways that enact harm reduction tactics & powerful integration practices in order to ensure they are doing good, rather than harm, within the psychedelic space. This episode is sure to allow all of your curiosity cylinders to fire to level 10 & leave you feeling inspired to continue your journey of self development & self awareness with a positive, excited mindset.

    Show Notes:

    (3:35) How Nate got into coaching and self development.

    (7:55) The importance of planning out your days and having a solid structure.

    (13:20) Check out FreedomBuilderz.com!

    (15:27) The role adventure has played in Nate’s life.

    (24:00) Finding your truth and the art of discernment.

    (28:50) Join the Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle on Facebook!

    (30:15) Surrounding yourself with the right people and being radically honest with your values.

    (43:00) Becoming whole by discovering more about yourself when being triggered.

    (53:10) Integrating the right belief system.

    (56:58) Where you can find Nate.
     
    (58:06) Nate’s final piece of for listeners!

    About Nate:


    Nate Baumgardner raises the global frequency through his energy work, plant medicine coaching and breathwork facilitation. He is an Advanced Reiki Practitioner, an InFLAUX breathwork coach and a Level 2 Enlifted Coach. In the winter of 2021, Nate left Morrison Colorado on a journey to explore the natural beauty of the country with his dog, living and coaching nomadically. Through his flagship program the Innate Flow Microdose Immersion Nate aims to further the evolution of our collective consciousness, and aid in humanity’s healing harnessing the power of microdosing entheogens.


    Connect with Nate


    Website: https://innateflow.co/
    Email: nate@innateflow.co
    IG: @innate.flow



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 121: Living Life On Our Own Terms & The Path To Finding Fulfillment (feat. Bijou Finney)

    Episode 121: Living Life On Our Own Terms & The Path To Finding Fulfillment (feat. Bijou Finney)

    I imagine every single person listening to this episode right now can think back to times in which they felt stuck or unsure as of where to go in life. Speaking for myself, the times in which I have felt this way have normally been times in which I was applying too much logic & not enough heart to my experience of life. All too often, I find that many people are allowing their minds to run the show & even though they may be making a good income, have the house they want, drive the car they want, etc., they feel just as empty as they did before they accomplished these “goals.” This is where the dark night of the soul can show up to break us down & allow us to rebuild from a heart centered place, should we decide to answer that call. Todays guest on the show is a woman who is a master in the realms of coaching, consulting, content creation, social media, branding & universally being able to meet those she serves where they are at & guide them in this dark night of the soul process more & more are finding themselves in within the present day as the collective “meaning” of our society dwindles away in place of the invitation for us to individuate, pave our own paths & unlock our own, unique meanings within our experience of life. In addition, she is also extremely well versed in the realm of micro dosing psilocybin to open up the opportunity for heightened creativity, pleasure & purpose within your experience of life & trust me when I say that this episode will ignite the fire of inspiration from deep within your soul & allow each of you to walk away with the necessary increase in passion required to make lasting change within your life. 


    Show Notes

    (2:30)  Bijou’s journey into what she does & how she cultivates her passions. 

    (12:00) Check out FreedomBuilderz.com! 

    (13:55) The importance of having others around for support. 

    (21:33) The issue with social media, not feeling connected and avoiding fear. 

    (26:30) Join the Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle on Facebook! 

    (27:58) Allowing yourself to learn from mistakes and to be brave when the time arises. 

    (37:00) Remembering your own individual uniqueness and empowering yourself vs societal norms. 

    (44:00) The importance of finding what resonates with you.

    (48:25) Where you can find Biijou. 

    (49:05) Biijou’s final piece of advice!


    Join the Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle on Facebook! 
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     This episode was produced by Mazel Tov Media in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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    • 53 min
    Episode 120: An Expose Into Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Enlightenment & Beyond! (feat. Dr. Scott Sherr)

    Episode 120: An Expose Into Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Enlightenment & Beyond! (feat. Dr. Scott Sherr)

    When we take a good hard look at the world today, it’s easy to see that human beings are being challenged heavily by issues such as anxiety, depression, stress & poor health, all of which correlate to global inflammation in the body. This inflammation that we are seeing rise throughout the world today may be common, however, it is not normal & because so many of us are in situations with our careers, global & societal pressures & more that cannot be remediated overnight, it begs the question of what options we have available to assist us with the inflammation present in many of us that is leading to a decreased quality of life overall. Sharing his time & immense wisdom with us on the show today is a gentleman who has made it his life’s work to not only dive into the subject of inflammation relief, but to focus on total human body optimization as a whole. He is a doctor & leading proponent of the benefits associated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for inflammation relief & is the co founder & lead physician at HOMe-SF, which is a company dedicated to providing the necessary outlet for those looking to experience Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy with the expertise & individualized care to do so. In addition, he is also one of the leading voices behind “Troscriptions”, which is a company dedicated to providing the “cheat codes” for those looking to have the direct experience of enlightenment & in todays episode, we will be diving into the subject of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, what it is, what type of individual would benefit from this therapy, what his tips are for overall health & well being, the subject of enlightenment & much, much more.

    Show Notes: 

    (2:25) How Dr Sheer’s journey into becoming a doctor started. 

    (7:10) Dr Sheer breaking down Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

    (19:24) Check out FreedomBuilderz.com! 

    (21:25) The importance of having a great foundation of health to avoid patterns of dependency.

    (32:00) How psychosocial emotions can play into how you physically feel. 

    (38:45) Join the Highly Optimized Ceremony Circle on Facebook! 

    (40:05) The importance of checking in daily to fully optimize your health. 

    (52:40) Experiencing the feeling of enlightenment. 

    (59:20) Where you can reach Dr Sheer

     (1:02:35) Dr Sheer’s final piece of advice for listeners! 


    https://www.highlyoptimized.me

    This episode was produced by Mazel Tov Media in Quincy, Massachusetts.
    https://www.mazeltm.com/highlyoptimized
    visit https://www.FreedomBuilderz.com for more info!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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