56 episodes

Listen to the world's experts and learn how to live your life to the fullest and build the life of your dreams.

Each week James interviews successful business owners, investors, authors, and artists and uncovers what makes them tick, what disciplines have contributed to their success, and he gets answers to the listener submitted questions you’ve submitted.

Listening to the show is like eavesdropping on two friends discussing the secrets of their success.

Have you ever met someone and felt immediately that they were different? They have a magnetic energy and you can’t figure out why you want to spend more time with them… You just do.

The James Quandahl Show helps demystify that unique energy and teaches how you too can stand out amongst the crowd. Become a regular listener to the show and learn to become who you were meant to be.

The James Quandahl Show James Quandahl

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Listen to the world's experts and learn how to live your life to the fullest and build the life of your dreams.

Each week James interviews successful business owners, investors, authors, and artists and uncovers what makes them tick, what disciplines have contributed to their success, and he gets answers to the listener submitted questions you’ve submitted.

Listening to the show is like eavesdropping on two friends discussing the secrets of their success.

Have you ever met someone and felt immediately that they were different? They have a magnetic energy and you can’t figure out why you want to spend more time with them… You just do.

The James Quandahl Show helps demystify that unique energy and teaches how you too can stand out amongst the crowd. Become a regular listener to the show and learn to become who you were meant to be.

    Why You Should Be Curious and Present in Conversations with Joe Pardavila

    Why You Should Be Curious and Present in Conversations with Joe Pardavila

    Today’s guest is Joe Pardavila the author of the new book, Good Listen. Joe was a radio personality and producer on the New York City radio station, 95.5 PLJ. He studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and was a founding member and actor in the New York-based sketch comedy group, Clip Show. He is the co-director, writer, and producer of the award-winning horror satire, “The Witches of Bushwick.” Currently, he serves as the director of podcasts for Advantage Media Group|ForbesBooks.
    During our conversation we discussed how to create magic moments in conversations by being curious and completely present with others.
    Joe explains how to be an active listener and how to pay attention to what isn’t said in a conversation.
    Finally, Joe shared his thoughts on if it is possible to improve in conversation and what the tangible benefits of being a good conversationalist are.
    We discussed all of this and so much more in today’s episode, so please give it a listen and send me a message with your thoughts @ JamesQuandahl on Instagram and Twitter… And if you’re enjoying the show please subscribe or follow and share this episode with a friend.
    Episode resources:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWyVrPoANZE (Harper movie intro)
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-forbes-books-podcast/id1236255170 (Joe’s podcast, The Forbes Books Podcast, on Apple Podcasts)
    https://amzn.to/3LTTszx (Joe’s Book Good Listen)

    • 58 min
    How To Age Gracefully and Keep Your Eyes and Body Healthy with Dr Michael Lange and Karen Hecht

    How To Age Gracefully and Keep Your Eyes and Body Healthy with Dr Michael Lange and Karen Hecht

    Today’s guests are Karen Hecht, past guest of the show and the Scientific Affairs Manager at AstaReal. Karen holds a PHD in molecular biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a honors bachelor of science in biochemistry from the University of Toronto.
    Also on the show today is Dr. Michael Lange whose a board certified optometric physician, certified nutrition specialist, CEO and chairman of Fortifeye Vitamins, Radio Talk Show Host, extreme sports enthusiast, and much, much more.
    During this episode we discussed how it’s common to see 45 and 50 year olds with the retinas of 85 year olds and how spending all day inside on our screens is accelerating this problem. And I’m taught the 20-20-20 rule which helps your eyes rest and recover.
    We discussed the importance of looking at the body as a whole instead of individual pieces and how you can’t take your vision or health for granted— don’t wait to have a problem, be proactive instead of reactive because prevention is the name of the game.
    If you make your body healthier your eyes will be healthier and visa versa, and this helps you to age gracefully.
    Finally, we discussed the importance of starting with the basic principles first before layering on supplements, and we learn the importance of doing research on these supplements— where and how they are made and, if they are supported by clinical studies, and is there third party certifications?
    There is so much in today’s episode, so please give it a listen and send me a message with your thoughts @ JamesQuandahl on Instagram or Twitter… And if you’re enjoying the show please subscribe or follow and share this episode with a friend.
    Episode Resources https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/applications-submissions/product-licensing/licensed-natural-health-products-database.html (Canada’s licensed natural health product database)
    http://Quandahl.com/Astareal (My last podcast episode about AstaReal and astaxanthin with Karen Hecht)
    http://www.astarealusa.com (AstaReal USA’s website)
    http://astaxanthin.net (Where to find Astaxanthin products)
    https://fortifeye.com (Dr Lange’s nutritional supplement brand, Fortifeye Vitamins)
    http://drmichaellange.com (Dr Michael Langes’s website)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How to Reach Financial Independence and Create a Family Legacy with Scott Ford

    How to Reach Financial Independence and Create a Family Legacy with Scott Ford

    Today’s guest is Scott Ford whose a Jiujitsu loving, woodworking, beekeeping entrepreneur who is also the managing director, partner, and wealth advisor at Carson Wealth.
    Influenced by his father, Scott has always had a passion for small businesses and entrepreneurship. When his own father couldn’t find financial freedom, he knew what he needed to do with his life.
    Scott’s mission is to spread education about finances and finally give people the tools that they need to reach financial independence through financial wisdom.
    During this episode Scott and I discussed how to create a family constitution, family bank, and what it takes to build a 7-generation family legacy like the Rockefeller’s— one that will stand the tests of time.
    He shared what many billionaires don’t have, but what many people with only a small amount of money in the bank have, and explained the the difference is between hoarding and giving.
    Finally, Scott taught me what an infinite entrepreneur is and why is’s important to begin focusing on self healing first, then we, and then everyone else.
    There is so much value packed into this short episode, so please give it a listen and send me a message with your thoughts @ JamesQuandahl on Instagram or Twitter… And if you’re enjoying the show please subscribe or follow and share this episode with a friend.
    Episode Resourceshttp://Quandahl.com/Legado (My podcast episode with Rich Christiansen: Build a Seven-Generation Family by Reconnecting With Your Past, Present, and Future)
    https://quandahl.com/sogoodtheycantignoreyou (So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport)
    https://www.theway2wealth.com (Scott’s website and podcast)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottdford/ (Scott’s Linkedin)
    https://twitter.com/ScottDFord (Scott’s Twitter)
    If after listening to this episode you want to learn more about the Legado Family program head to http://LegadoFamily.com (LegadoFamily.com) and use the code James to receive 20% off anything you purchase.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Colossal Difference Between Quitting and Giving Up with Brad Ritter

    The Colossal Difference Between Quitting and Giving Up with Brad Ritter

    Today’s guest is Brad Ritter, the author of the book School of Grit.
    After graduating from Kokoro camp in 2015, Brad wanted to find a way to serve others and help people take control of their lives and get unstuck. He accomplishes this through a proven system that focuses on your physical, mental, emotional, and warrior spirit. Brad’s job is to help you achieve a goal or produce a certain result.
    We discussed how your kids will remember when you’re around, so you’ve got to spend time with them. And after 17 years of marriage, why it is just as important as ever to date your spouse. And that your kids know what’s going on in the house, even at a young age… And if you don’t think so you’re telling yourself a lie.
    Brad had a revelation and shared the subtle difference between quitting and giving up which has been extremely helpful for me already!
    Are you a people pleaser? If yes, Brad shares that you need to stop saying yes to everything and teach yourself how to say no.
    Do you know how to ask for help or are you someone that doesn’t like asking for help? If you’re the later, like me, you’ll need to start working on it.
    Finally we discussed how to turn off the internal chatter and resistance by figuring out the real reason you’re working on a difficult task or project.
    There is so much value in this episode, so please give it a listen and send me a message with your thoughts @ JamesQuandahl on Instagram or Twitter… And if you’re enjoying the show please subscribe or follow and share this episode with a friend.
    Episode Resourceshttps://www.instagram.com/schoolofgrit_bradritter/ (Brad’s Instagram)
    https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/ (Get your Grit score from Angela Duckworth)
    https://mailchi.mp/schoolofgrit/the-long-walk (The Long Walk information)
    https://amzn.to/3AwNUpl (Brad’s book, School of Grit, on Amazon)
    https://amzn.to/3ncwKaH (Stephen Kings, The Long Walk)
    http://SchoolofGrit.org (School of Grit website)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Your Life Will Be Reimagined By You or For You with Michael Clinton

    Your Life Will Be Reimagined By You or For You with Michael Clinton

    Welcome to The James Quandahl Show the space where I interview the world’s experts and share how you can live your life to the fullest and build the life of your dreams.
    Today’s episode features Michael Clinton the former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines and the best-selling author of ROAR— into the second half of your life (Before it’s too late)
    He is also a photographer, traveled through 124 countries, ran marathons on 7 continents, started a nonprofit foundation, is a private pilot, part owner of a vineyard in Argentina, holds two master’s degrees, and still has a long list of life experiences that he plans to tackle.
    In today’s discussion Michael explains the concepts behind ROAR:
    R: Reimagine
    O: Owning your stuff— numbers, health, age, finances, etc
    A: Action Plan— How to make it happen
    R: Reassess your relationships
    Michael shares why it is important to add new people of all ages into our lives.
    And answers how we can cultivate curiosity.
    Finally, he expands on why it will be a much different world in a decade or two for people over 50 years old and what we can do to prepare for it.
    We discussed all of this and much, much more in this entertaining conversation, so please enjoy the show!
    Episode resources:https://roarbymichaelclinton.com (Michael’s website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-anthony-clinton/ (Michael’s LinkedIn)
    https://amzn.to/3AFXgk8 (ROAR, by Michael Clinton on Amazon)

    • 55 min
    Building a Dream Kinda Tiny Home and Life with Paul Risse

    Building a Dream Kinda Tiny Home and Life with Paul Risse

    Welcome to The James Quandahl Show the space where I interview the world’s experts and share how you can live your life to the fullest and build the life of your dreams.
    You are in for a treat with this episode in which I sat down with a fellow dreamer, Paul Risse.
    What would happen if you tried to build your own home from the ground up with zero experience and zero money? Where you had to wait to get paid even to buy the most basic of parts like screws.
    In the middle of this project would you give away your only mode of transportation to friends in need?
    Paul explains how reading and writing became a daily habit when he grew up in a household with zero TVs. And how much this has helped him be a creative thinker.
    We pondered why we focus on what we disagree on more than discussing and working together on the common ground which I believe is actually a much bigger slice of the pie?
    Paul believes attitude is everything and that we can be gentle with the truth.
    Please sit back and enjoy our conversation.
    Episode resources:https://amzn.to/3C3NAko (Kinda Tiny Home, by Paul Risse)
    https://amzn.to/3JY62N2 (The Psychedelic Christian, by Paul Risse)
    https://www.instagram.com/paulrisse/ (Paul’s Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/cleanseamerica (Paul’s Facebook)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulRisse1 (Paul’s YouTube)

    • 1 hr 17 min

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Quality Conversations

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James immerses himself into each podcast episode, engaging in thoughtful dialogue with each of his guests in order to maximize the impact of the conversation! He also does excellent research to prepare for his guests, in order to ask questions that nobody has thought of before. This is particularly awesome, because James is able to set himself apart and give both the guests and the listeners a unique experience! Thanks James!!!

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