105 episodes

My name is Sam Webb. In 2013 we lost our good mate to suicide and no one saw it coming. The stigma and shame around talking about mental health issues was a contributing factor in Dwayne's suicide—like many others. I am grateful that I've been able to connect with and share epic conversations with some of the most fascinating people on the planet—entrepreneurs, leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and more—to elevate the conversations around mental health and to empower you to live your best life. New episodes Tuesdays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let's go to the top!
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It Ain't Weak to Speak with Sam Webb Sam Webb and LIVIN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

My name is Sam Webb. In 2013 we lost our good mate to suicide and no one saw it coming. The stigma and shame around talking about mental health issues was a contributing factor in Dwayne's suicide—like many others. I am grateful that I've been able to connect with and share epic conversations with some of the most fascinating people on the planet—entrepreneurs, leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and more—to elevate the conversations around mental health and to empower you to live your best life. New episodes Tuesdays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Let's go to the top!
Become an exclusive member today and join the LIVIN initiative.Lets help each other to start living again. https://plus.acast.com/s/itaintweaktospeakwithsamwebb.



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    Mastering the Art of Tough Talks: Simple Strategies for Success in Hard Conversations

    Mastering the Art of Tough Talks: Simple Strategies for Success in Hard Conversations

    In the complex landscape of interpersonal communication, mastering the art of tough talks is an indispensable skill that can pave the way for stronger relationships and effective problem-solving. Navigating difficult conversations with finesse requires more than just courage; it demands a set of simple yet powerful strategies to ensure success.
    In this episode, I explore practical tips to empower you in facing tough conversations head-on, transforming them from potential minefields into opportunities for growth and connection. By embracing these simple yet powerful approaches, you can cultivate the skills necessary to engage in challenging dialogues, fostering understanding, resolution, and constructive outcomes. Tune in to learn more!
    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[02:58] Highlights of LIVIN Heath Movement in Australia[08:00] Examples of the hard conversations you can have[09:00] Tools and strategies to navigate the hard conversations effectively[09:39] #1 Define your goals from the conversations[10:00] #2 Gather information on the conversation[10:12] #3 Anticipate reactions and prepare[10:46] #4 Manage your own emotions[11:19] #5 Listen actively[12:21] #6 Ask open-ended questions[13:00] #7 Use a non-blaming communication style[14:36] #8 Acknowledge your own mistakes
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg@samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Big luv,
    Sam
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    • 19 min
    Andrew Shaw Speaks On How To Harness Gratitude and Good Energy for Success

    Andrew Shaw Speaks On How To Harness Gratitude and Good Energy for Success

    My guest today, a mate, Andrew Shaw, is a seasoned creative producer and a strong storyteller with over 12 years of experience in the broadcast and digital space. He started his career as an assistant director on the world-famous Australian soap Home & Away, directing background extras in scenes and keeping the set running smoothly and on time. The most transformative years of his early career were at Nickelodeon, where he produced and directed local scripted and reality television series and promos. In 2016, he immigrated to the USA and worked on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Red Table Talk. He is now the Supervising Digital Producer for the Kelly Clarkson Show.
    In this episode, Andrew shares his transformational journey into the entertainment industry as a producer, how he made the move to the USA and landed his dream job at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and what helped him grow quickly in his career. He also talks about the power of working hard, providing solutions and good relations in your career growth, and practicing gratitude in your life. Tune in to learn more!

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[03:02] The power of being a great human who gets along with people[05:58] The things that made Andrew to get into the entertainment industry as a producer[09:35] How Andrew started his career in the entertainment industry[11:20] The things that helped Andrew grow quickly in his career[16:53] The power of working hard, providing solutions, and great relations in your career growth[19:28] The importance of practicing gratitude in your life[22:20] How Andrew got into the Ellen DeGeneres Show[29:14] The role that Andrew played as a producer of the Ellen DeGeneres Show[33:00] How Andrew landed his role in the Red Table Talk[39:29] The secret to life that I got from a mentor[42:13] Setting up your success in life[46:58] The best thing about working with Kelly Clarkson
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag@livinorg@samwebb so we can thank you personally.

    Episode resources:
    Website: https://www.getandrewshaw.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andyshawpants/?img_index=1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewshawsyd/
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.



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    • 53 min
    De-stressing Stress: The Power of Mindsets and the Art of Stressing Mindfully- Health-Enhancing Effects Of Stress

    De-stressing Stress: The Power of Mindsets and the Art of Stressing Mindfully- Health-Enhancing Effects Of Stress

    Today, I share the secrets of turning stress into a catalyst for your own growth and well-being.  Instead of viewing stress as a burden, we learn to embrace it as an opportunity for growth. By adopting a positive mindset and reshaping your relationship with stress, you can harness the health-enhancing effects of stress. Embrace stress as an opportunity for self-improvement, and watch as it becomes a stepping stone toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Tune in to learn more!

    Topics we cover and where to find them: 
    [00:00] Intro[03:21] The upside and downside of stress[04:53] The role that our mindset plays on how we look and perceive stress[05:02] Tips to reshape your relationship with stress[05:41] #1 Acknowledge stress[06:02] #2 Identify your emotional responses to stress[06:38] #3 Identify your behavioral responses to stress[07:12] #4 Identify your physiological responses to stress[08:24] #5 Reshape your mindset around stress[09:43] An example of a person whose stress propelled her forward and reshaped her focus[13:32] Embracing stress as an opportunity to learn[14:59] How stress can be detrimental to our lives[15:52] The two types of stress[16:20] Identifying the positive aspects of stress
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Much luv,
    Sam
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    • 19 min
    Feeling Stuck? How To Start Finding Your Meaning And Purpose in Life

    Feeling Stuck? How To Start Finding Your Meaning And Purpose in Life

    In this episode, I share tangible ways to navigate the feeling of being stuck and discover growth opportunities and fulfillment in your life. These include uncovering your core values and passions, mastering your skills, seeking inspiration and guidance, and exploring different paths and adjusting your course. I also share the things that make us stuck. Tune in to learn more!
    In life, we often encounter moments where we feel stuck, trapped in the confines of routine, or facing unforeseen obstacles. However, during these challenging times, the seeds of personal growth and new opportunities can take root. Navigating through being stuck requires resilience, introspection, and a willingness to embrace change. By exploring different perspectives, learning from setbacks, and seeking out fresh avenues, we can unearth hidden pathways to personal and professional development.

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[03:37] Examples of feeling stuck in life[07:09] What causes the feeling of being stuck [08:10] Ways to navigate through being stuck and discover growth opportunities [09:49] 1) Uncovering your core values and passions[13:59] 2) Learning and mastering your skills[14:37] 3) Setting meaningful challenges for yourself[15:39] 4) Surrounding yourself with new people[16:07] 5) Seeking inspiration and guidance from people that you look up to[17:14] 6) Practise self-reflection[20:15] 7) Always challenge yourself and be willing to learn[21:03] 8) Exploring different paths and adjusting your course[22:48] 9) Be patient with yourself
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Big luv,
    Sam
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    • 23 min
    Josh Dugan Speaks On Embracing Change and Finding Purpose after Retirement

    Josh Dugan Speaks On Embracing Change and Finding Purpose after Retirement

    My guest today is Josh Dugan, an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who last played as a fullback and centre for the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL and Australia at international level. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League and has played at representative level for the Prime Minister's XIII, Country Origin, NRL All Stars, and New South Wales in the State of Origin series. 
    In this episode, Josh shares his professional journey as a rugby player, the transition to retiring, and how that affected his identity. He talks about his current career helping kids, his biggest lessons from his current role, and the prevalence of mental health struggles in young people. He also discusses his stint in rehab, the lessons he learned from that, and the identity crisis after retiring. Tune in to learn more!

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[05:17] Josh’s current service to the community of helping kids[09:17] Josh’s biggest lesson from his current role of mentoring kids[14:46] The prevalence of mental health struggles among young people[17:21] The transition from being a professional rugby player to retiring[19:53] The identity crisis after retiring[21:33] How Josh got into drug abuse and rehab[25:00] The positive things that can result from hitting rock bottom[28:10] Josh’s best moments of his profession as a rugby player[36:51] Having the right mentality as an athlete[39:17] Developing self-belief in your career[41:51] The best advice to young people getting into sport
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag@livinorg@samwebb so we can thank you personally.

    Episode resources:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/__duges13/
    Twitch.tv: https://www.twitch.tv/duges_6
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
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    • 49 min
    How To Break Free From Perfectionism While Still Doing Your Best

    How To Break Free From Perfectionism While Still Doing Your Best

    In this episode, I share the areas that perfectionism manifests in our lives and how it can impact our lives negatively. I also explain the strategies that can help break you free from a perfectionistic mindset. These include recognizing the difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence, setting realistic challenges, focusing on progress and not the end result, and embracing mistakes.
    In a world where perfection seems to be the ultimate pursuit, breaking free from the suffocating grip of perfectionism becomes an essential journey toward embracing our true selves and living our best lives. Perfectionism, often disguised as a noble aspiration, often hinders personal growth, fuels anxiety, and stifles creativity. By challenging the unrealistic standards we impose upon ourselves, embracing imperfections, and cultivating self-compassion, we can embark on a transformative path toward authenticity, fulfillment, and a life guided by genuine joy and meaningful connections.

    Topics we cover and where to find them:
    [00:00] Intro[01:47] The meaning of perfectionism[02:54] The areas that perfectionism manifest in our lives[07:04] How perfectionism is different from striving for excellence[10:31] Strategies to help break free from perfectionism[11:00] 1# Recognizing the difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence[11:42] 2# Setting realistic challenges[13:37] 3# Focusing on progress and not the end result[14:40] 4# Embracing mistakes[15:35] 5# Managing your own inner voice
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - All comments and reviews help us break the stigma of mental health so that we can save more lives. Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag @livinorg @samwebb so we can thank you personally.
    Join us at our FaceBook Group to continue the conversation and to connect with our community to share stories, access mental health tools and strategies, and to learn more about positive mental health because #itaintweaktospeak.
    Big Luv,
    Sam
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Theinteicateelf ,

Such important topics!

As someone in the field of mental health, hearing Sam talk about all the different aspects of this world is exactly what we need more of. Don’t miss it!

Gregg Champion ,

This podcast is full of passion!!!

Sam takes this time with you seriously, really does the research to pull real nuggets out of guests… he is present, he is full of passion, and ALL IN to get the word out on mental health to help others. You can almost see him tuck away the “new tool” he gains from his guests to use for himself or for someone in need down the road. Good Stuff each episode that’s for sure!

JG--407 ,

One of the most important convos we can be having right now

Sam is an amazing host and is facilitating a conversation here that is needed now more than ever. He is brave, wise, insightful, and courageous and he really brings that out of his guests as well. This is such a powerful show and I’m grateful that Sam created it to help so many people see that it truly ain’t weak to speak 🙏🏻

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