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Imperfect Action explores the journeys, struggles, successes, and the realities of the iconoclasts, misfits, mavericks, and rebels who approach business and life on their own terms. Here you’ll find ideas and inspiration from entrepreneurs, bestselling writers, experts, fitness champions, and musicians who have ignored common wisdom and charted their own course.

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Imperfect Action explores the journeys, struggles, successes, and the realities of the iconoclasts, misfits, mavericks, and rebels who approach business and life on their own terms. Here you’ll find ideas and inspiration from entrepreneurs, bestselling writers, experts, fitness champions, and musicians who have ignored common wisdom and charted their own course.

    Imperfect Action 111: Saahil Mehta: Break Free

    Imperfect Action 111: Saahil Mehta: Break Free

    Saahil Mehta, entrepreneur, author, and passionate mountaineer, discusses living fuller and creating “diamond level clarity” by letting go and decluttering your mind, body, people, and the material world.

    Saahil discusses the events that changed how he approaches life, self, and relationships, the importance of openness and vulnerability, creating self-acceptance, and why there is never a need to worry.

    Listen, learn, and share with everyone you think would benefit from Saahil’s approach to breaking free.

    It’s time to play bigger, do better, and move the world. Let’s get started!

     

     











    Saahil Mehta, Entrepreneur, Author, and Passionate Mountaineer









    Over the last decade Saahil scaled 4 of the tallest mountains in the world- a dream that he harboured since childhood.

    As a Global Citizen Saahil has built successful businesses in the Diamond industry and Hospitality industry across 3 continents; but even thereafter he struggled to experience peace, happiness & abundance.

    But only once he was able to conquer his self-limiting mindsets & habits he was able to re-invent the complete spectrum of life- from mental focus to physical excellence and from beautiful relationships to efficient environments with a singular focus on ‘de-cluttering’ what no longer serves his life’s true calling & purpose-to scale the actuals summits of world as well as the metaphorical summits of personal mastery.

    Today, Saahil continues running his business ventures on one hand and has also embarked upon this new life as an author(of the newly launched book BREAK-FREE) and a coach; he’s deeply focused on guiding thoughtful leaders to navigate their health, wealth and relationships as they scale their summit with the help of his proven set of tools + rituals to experience the ultimate peace and freedom to redefines their personal success.







     

    Connect with Saahil:

    Website: SaahilMehta.com

    Get his book at Amazon

     











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    • 43 min
    110: Kara Goldin: Undaunted

    110: Kara Goldin: Undaunted

    Entrepreneurs have long heard the advice to create products and businesses that solve their own problems. In that spirit, Kara Goldin launched a product that created an entirely new beverage category in order to get herself to drink more water.

    Regardless of the size of your entrepreneurial dreams, as CEO of Hint Water, Kara discusses some of the lessons she shares in her new book “Undaunted”, including why big companies struggle with innovation, going forward in the face of rejection, overcoming self-doubt, different types of entrepreneurs, and the realities and challenges of being an entrepreneur.

    To learn more about “Undaunted” please go to:  www.drinkhint.com/ImperfectAction

    It’s time to play bigger, do better, and move the world. Let’s get started!

     











    Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint Water, Author









    Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water.

    She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

    Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping and Ecommerce at America Online where she helped lead the growth of its shopping and ecommerce business to over a $1 billion in revenue.

    She is an active speaker and writer and, in 2017, she launched Unstoppable with Kara Goldin, a podcast where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries.









    Connect with Kara:

    Website: KaraGoldwin.com

    All socials: @KaraGoldwin

     











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    • 38 min
    109: Michael F. Schein: The Hype Handbook

    109: Michael F. Schein: The Hype Handbook

    Michael F. Schein, President of MicroFame Media, discusses his new book, “The Hype Handbook”, the end of mega fame and his approach to becoming micro famous, and how you can create interest and excitement in your business or project without lying, cheating, and stealing. He also discusses the myth that working hard is all you need to do to stand out and what you can do to help ensure that your hard work is noticed.

    It’s time to play bigger, do better, and move the world. Let’s get started!

     











    Michael F. Schein, Author and President of MicroFame Media







    Michael F. Schein is the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a marketing agency that specializes in making idea-based companies famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College, University of California Irvine, United Methodist Publishing House, Ricoh, LinkedIn, and Citrix. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China. His book The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers, published by McGraw Hill, appears everywhere books are sold on January 12, 2021.







    Connect with Michael:

    Website: MicroFameMedia.com

    Website: MichaelFSchein.com

     











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    • 38 min
    Imperfect Action 108: Brian Bogert: Embracing Pain to Avoid Suffering

    Imperfect Action 108: Brian Bogert: Embracing Pain to Avoid Suffering

    Ready to reboot, reinvent, or rise from the ashes of your past?

    Brian Bogert is here to help you become the best version of yourself. His journey goes back to a tragic and life changing accident as a child, evolving into a successful entrepreneur, and then reinventing himself again and being on a mission to impact one billion people in the next 25 years.

    The core of his philosophy is “embracing pain to avoid suffering” and he describes the important difference between pain and suffering and the choices involved. We also discuss radical authenticity, building awareness, and the types of questions you need to ask yourself in order to bring out your best, get unstuck, and increase your performance, satisfaction, and fulfillment in all areas of life.

    It’s time to play bigger, do better, and move the world. Let’s get started!

     











    Brian Bogert, Human Behavior and Performance Coach







    Brian Bogert is a passionate human behavior and performance coach, speaker, business strategist, top sales professional and philanthropic leader who believes in helping growth-minded individuals achieve the best version of themselves: their most authentic selves.

    Brian teaches how to leverage radical authenticity and awareness to create the intentional life you’ve been dreaming of, but have struggled to create. His revolutionary strategy—embrace pain to avoid suffering—has helped individuals and companies break beyond their normal to achieve the success in life and business that they’ve always wanted. If you want to create a life of no limits and gain freedom, Brian and his team will get you there.



     

    Connect with Brian:

    Website: BrianBogert.com

    Instagram: @BogertBrian

    Forbes article Brian wrote on authenticity: What Does It Mean To Be Our Authentic Self In The Workplace And In Life?











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    • 41 min
    Imperfect Action 107: Chris Kurtz: Do Good Be Kind

    Imperfect Action 107: Chris Kurtz: Do Good Be Kind

    I’m really not sure how to summarize this interview with Chris Kurtz other than to say it’s one of my very favorite episodes.

    Yes, we talk about his escape from corporate life, how he launched his company, and the realities of being an entrepreneur. And there are some good lessons there.

    More importantly, we discuss kindness. It’s easy to dismiss kindness as being soft or unimportant in today’s world, yet as Chris shares a couple of short and moving stories, we are remined how powerful and necessary kindness is. We all know what it’s like to be treated unkindly and we all bear the emotional scuffs and scars of those moments. And we all remember those who offered kindness in our toughest moments.

    But kindness isn’t always easy. It can actually be very, very difficult because the moments we need to give or receive kindness are some of the toughest moments of all. Chris shares how to treat yourself with kindness and how to rewrite your self-narrative. And, in a world where it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own life, he offers a first step to being kind.

    I initially thought this conversation was going to be about business. After a preliminary call with Chris, I thought we’d talk about kindness. In the end, it’s really about being human and very much worth a listen.

    Let’s play bigger, do better, and move the world!

     











    Chris Kurtz, Corporate Escapee, Entrepreneur, Chief Kindness Officer







    Christopher Kurtz is the CKO (Chief Kindness Officer) of Do Good. Be Kind.®, an organization whose mission is to reintroduce the values of accountability and kindness back into schools and the workplace. He is also the Founder and Principal at PeerThru, LLC, an independent agency that helps clients manage and capitalize on insights from their presence on review sites like Glassdoor and Indeed. 

    Prior to forming Do Good. Be Kind.®, Chris led a wide range of high-performing, diverse teams in both start-up and large multi-nationals.  

    Chris believes that people perform best when they feel appreciated, that leadership is simple but not simplistic, and that the secret to a happy life is found in the pursuit of harmony, not balance. 

    Chris is a devoted husband and father of four stinky boys and currently resides on the North Shore of Oahu.  

     

    Connect with Chris:

    Website: DoGoodBeKind.org 

     

     











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    • 52 min
    Imperfect Action 106: Dr. Michael Breus: Better Performance Through Better Sleep

    Imperfect Action 106: Dr. Michael Breus: Better Performance Through Better Sleep

    “You change somebody’s sleep and you change their life.” Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor, will change the entire way you have been thinking about and approaching sleep. By focusing on both the quality as well as the appropriate quantity (not what you think it is), we can increase our performance and be at our best cognitively, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. Dr. Breus shares a practical 5-step plan for better sleep, discusses supplements for sleep, and offers some tips for waking up quickly and staying alert when most are having a mid-day slump. He even covers dealing with jetlag, sleep trackers, and sleep’s impact on your immune system. This is a workshop’s worth of topics, distilled into an impactful 30-minutes.

    Listen, share, and put his ideas into action. Let’s play bigger, do better, and move the world!



     

     













    Dr. Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor

















    Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show (39 times in 8 seasons).



    * Author, The Power of When

    * Author, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan

    * Author, Beauty Sleep

    * Hundreds of presentations to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 Companies

    * Inaugural Sleep Technology Ambassador at Health 2.0, put on by The National Sleep Foundation

    * Consulted to brands such as Advil PM, Breathe Rite, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Dong Energy (Denmark), Merck (Belsomra),IHome, Princess Cruise lines, Disney, Phillip Stein, Zeo, SleepScore Max and more

    * Sleep Expert, WebMD for more than 14 years

    * Writes for The Insomnia Blog, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Sharecare, and The Oz Blog

    * Principal Researcher on numerous grant funded projects and clinical trials

    * Interviewed many times on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, Rachael Ray, Fox and Friends, The Doctors, Joy Behar, The CBS Early Show, The Today Show, and Kelly and Michael.

    * Writes for The Insomnia Blog, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today

    * Expert resource for most major publications doing more than 100 interviews per year (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and many popular magazines)

    * Appears regularly on Dr. OZ and Sirius XM Radio



    Dr. Breus currently resides outside of Los Angeles and maintains a private practice in that area.

     



    Connect with Dr. Breus:









    Website: TheSleepDoctor.com

     







     

     











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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Gary @ Breakthrough Play ,

Such a refreshing show

Broc does a great job of sourcing guests that have such unique perspectives. After every episode I leave feeling inspired with actionable items that I can do to make progress in all that I’m working on.

Ebenezer Yebuah ,

Amazing Source of Inspiration!

Imperfect Actions is such an amazing podcast. The stories are very inspirational and motivating. Storytelling is something that connects us all and Broc captures the art perfectly in the unique and genuine conversations with guests from different walks of life. This was what caught my attention and drew me to listen in the first place and it was a pleasure to be featured on the podcast!

raphaelcm ,

Great podcast with unique perspectives

What I love about this podcast is that Broc and his interviewees go past the glossy narrative of success and dive into the challenges, wrong turns, and mistakes made along the way. He really lets his guests share their unique perspectives on what they do, how they got there, and what it takes to be successful. Great listen.

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