IncreaseLife was created to be a vessel of conscious knowledge , and inspiration for those seeking to become the greatest version of themselves. The IncreaseLife podcast was created for you, the awakened human, the self educated radical, the heretic entrepreneur. The success driven rebel who is consistently and consciously creating their own reality. The freedom seeker who realizes that true contentment can only be found by following your heart and living a life true to yourself.
On The IncreaseLife podcast, Jackson Gage interviews inspired humans who are living a life of meaning by spreading their message and helping others to evolve.
Guests will share their story of transformation with the listener as well as provide actionable steps that can be utilized on the path to freedom happiness and success
009:Turning Dreams into Reality with Crystal Blue
I first came across Crystal Blue in an article that she had written for the elephant journal entitled '11 Way Growing Up Abroad has ruined my daughters Life'. The article entered into my life with perfect synchronicity because at the time I was about 4 months out from selling everything that I owned and moving to Kauai with my wife and two daughters, 7 and 10 at the time. My daughters had spent the first portion of their life in the same town in California, surrounded by the comfort of family and friends so taking them away from everything they knew was a scary thing to do. Just like any aspect of raising children, you never really know if you are doing the right thing. I sit at night and I ponder and discuss my decisions as a parent and how what I am doing will effect my daughters. Excellent parenting requires a constant check and balance system. I knew one thing, I had to get them out of the materialistic consumer influence that they were surrounded by at the time ini a conservative town in California.
When i read crystal’s article it solidified the move for me. I was going to move no matter what, but reading the article literally brought tears to my eyes because it was a strong confirmation that I was doing the right thing for my daughters lives. I found out who wrote the article and I sent her a message thanking her for her work. I then began following her blog online, the enlightened globetrekker. I been able to watch Crystal and her daughter River traverse the globe experiencing the ultimate freedom of life.
Crystal took a leap of faith and left the conventional life to be able to do
the things that she loves, be with her daughter all of the time, travel, help people and serve. Whats beautiful is, that through taking the leap and authentically sharing her passion with the world through her blog while remaining unattached to the outcome, a business began to take shape. Now Crystal is living the dream that most keep hidden away in their hearts for a lifetime, she is doing only the things she loves and has generated an income doing it.
She's a writer, an international educator, an anthropologist, adventurer, mindful liver, world traveler, blogger at enlightened globe trekker.com, writer for the elephant journal, founder of enlightened globetrekker adventure and most importantly a magnificent mother to her amazing daughter River...
Check out Ep:009 of the IncreaseLife Podcast to be inspired and learn from Crystal's powerful story.
008: Success Leaves Clues with Big Will Robertson
Like many of my guests, I met Big Will on Facebook. I was immediately drawn to the authentic energy and positive vibe that Will displayed on a daily basis. Will Robertson represents everything that the IncreaseLife stands for, authenticity, fearlessness and freedom. It was an honor speaking with Big Will, his story will definitely inspire you to be true to and believe in yourself and to never be afraid to go after your vision. Will Robertson was born in New Orleans and grew up in Los Angelas, CA. Will started playing sports to overcome a nagging struggle with obesity. Transitioning from football and MMA , Will has found his home in the world of Fitness Coaching. Will’s OC gym, Wardance, is rapidly growing as an empire, helping clients to reach their full potential on all levels of mind, body and soul. Will believes that, “Overcoming life's obstacles takes more than just exercise. It takes the full package of learning who you really are and living the best life possible to YOU.” Will’s mission is one of inspiration, working to spark a "pay it forward" attitude in the hearts of those he meets. As I listened to Will's story, I realized that it plays out exactly like a book on success principles, with mindset being a key ingredient. Please pay close attention to his story and extract the clues that you can apply to your life to find a higher level of success. When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
007: Escaping the Conventional Life w Ed Herzog
I first came across Ed Herzog through a powerful article that he had written for the world renown media publication, The Elephant Journal. The article was entitled, '5 Steps: How to Really Make our Life our Own. I strongly resonated with this article andI immediately connected with Ed through social media. Although he resides in Bogata, Columbia and I on the island of Kauai, HI, we were able to connect on a deep level because we share the same mission, freeing people from the chains of want and misery. Ed Herzog is a life and career coach whose mission is to help men create lives of passion, purpose, and fulfillment. Click here to enroll in his free 7-day course MAN ON PURPOSE. Show Notes: 3:30 Ed shares his story 8:40 What gave you the courage to take the leap of faith 11:07 Ed explains the process he went through to escape the conventional life 16:30 Ed shares his view on why so many people are "OK" with a mediocre life 18:50 Ed gives advice to people who want to take a leap of faith into the unconventional life but don't know where to start. 22:05 Where are you headed if you stay on your current course? 25:20 Catalyzing escape for parents 30:00 Ed explains the "Four Great truths of his life"- The 1st Great Truth "Life is Precious" 32:30 The 2nd Great truth: "we all have greatness within us" 35:10 3rd Great Truth: "Ordinary moments matter just as much as extraordinary moments" 37:40 The 4th great truth: "We have an opportunity and a responsibility to create a planet that works for all living beings." 41:30 Ed goes back in time to give his 18 year old self advice to avoid the pitfalls of life. 44:00 Ed talks about the importance of travel in personal development 45:40 Ed explains his free 7 day "Man on Purpose" course available on his website EdHerzog.com
006:Masterminding w William Dennis
William Dennis is a 31 year old retired police officer. He retired at a young age due to injuries sustained on the job. He admits that at one point, he based his identity on being a police officer and when he got injured he did not know what to do with his life, being a Police Officer defined who he was. By pushing himself through growth and shifting his paradigms, he began to realize that being injured and having to leave a career he was passionate about was not a curse as he had initially perceived it, but a huge blessing. William is dedicated to educating and coaching others on the potential that they hold within themselves. This episode is more of an open mastermind conversation and we cover many topics including the pressure of being a great parent, the fear of not being accepted socially, finding your passion, prescription drugs, personal development, excellent books and ideas, marijuana, UFC, life and a bunch of other great shit...
005: Greatness is a Mindset with Michael J Allen
I first met Michael J Allen at the Oneness Center in Fresno CA a few years back. He was new to the community and he had an energy about him that I had not encountered in my life up until that point. He was calm and happy and it seemed as though positive energy was emanating from his being. I was moved by his presence. Michael began speaking at the Oneness center and I was thoroughly impressed, he was powerfully inspiring and he held the attention and emotion of the crowd very well, all while giving impromptu speeches that seemed to flow from him effortlessly. I later learned that Michael began his spiritual journey under the tutelage of world renown spiritual leader and transformation teacher, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Michael Allen is a powerful human who has dedicated himself to self transformation and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with whomever is searching for it. When the student is ready the teacher will appear. Tune into this episode to hear from one of the greatest teachers that I have yet to encounter on my journey here on Earth. Michael is a registered license MFTI with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Practicing therapist with Integral Community Solutions Institute. Counseling individuals, teens, men, couples, groups, and families. Michael created and has been facilitating a program called “The Incarceration of The Mind.” This program was designed for men & women teaching Emotional Intelligence (EI) the power of thoughts, feelings, and emotion. In 1998, he began speaking in school settings to teach young people ways to break down barriers between individuals and groups, and to create a more peaceful and loving school climate. Michael facilitated the national Emmy award-winning program Challenge Day for ten years. Teaching the importance of understanding social oppression and cultural differences. In 2008, Michael created successful life planning for teens. The focus is coaching teens to create a successful life plan. Beginning with education, personal leadership, character development, & Emotional Intelligence (EI). Show Notes 5:10 -Who is Michael J Allen 9:20- How did you develop your philosophy on life 13:00 Michael discusses his current work 15:40 How to control our thoughts and change them from positive to negative 21:50 Michael discusses his public speaking skills and techniques 25:20 How do we begin changing our limiting belief system 29:10 Michael explains how we can direct our lives with our thoughts 36:20 Michael explains how all people want growth in there lives regardless of who the are 38:20 How to live in the present moment 41:20 Michael discusses what people can do if they want their life to increase 44:13 The importance of changing our belief systems to find success 46:40 Michael gives his parting advice and words of wisdom to anybody on the path of personal growth
003: Detoxing Depression w Josh Macin
I recently came across the story of brazilian jiujitsu world champion Josh Macin and I was immediately and powerfully moved. There are a lot of people out there who can absorb the wisdom of this story and transform there lives for the better. This is a powerful story of beating depression and finding contentment. I will let Josh share it with you... My name is Josh Macin – and I am here to share an important medicine with the world. Long story short, I spent the past three years in a desperate battle for my survival. I traveled all around the world, spent easily over $100,000, and spent thousands of hours studying every crevice of holistic and natural health to try and treat a “mysterious” physical and mental illness. I was diagnosed with major depression, severe panic disorder, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and if I would have told the whole truth, many more labels would have come my way. After conventional medicine failed me, I took matters into my own hands. I spent at least two months out of the year water-fasting, worked extensively with plant medicines and shamans in the Amazon jungle, went to the most expensive healers money could buy in NYC, did colonics, acupuncture, float tanks, enemas, took as many supplements as I could afford, ate only the cleanest of foods, and tried every diet known to mankind. I practiced yoga and meditated for 4+ hours a day, swam daily, prayed, and reaffirmed myself with positive thoughts every minute. Through all of this work, time, and money, my health continued to decline, seemingly as if I was eating McDonald’s and drinking Coca-Cola everyday. I really don’t know what kept me alive for those three years – perhaps it was a deep knowing that if I mastered this illness, and came out the other side, I would have a special gift to share with the world. And that is precisely what has happened.
"Peace, inner peace, inner well being, that's the real grand prize man. And nothing can take that away from you, and you don't need anything else once you have it." -Josh Macin
04:50 Josh begins his story
12:00 -Josh defines Ayahuasca and what it is utilized for
14:30 - Josh describes the difference between Ayahuasca and Psilocybin mushrooms
15:30 Josh talks about his first experience with Ayahuasca
27:32 Josh explains how plant medicine boosted his intuition and he began to be able to see through peoples lies
42:10 Josh begins to explain his light bulb moment and the events that changed his life
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