On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.
Living the dream with fused glass artist Nancy Marks
If you've ever dreamed of leaving the corporate rat race to pursue your creative calling, Nancy Marks' story will inspire you. After 30 years in tech, she discovered fused glass art and found it lit her up inside. Now Nancy runs a thriving glass art studio, teaches classes, and has built an uplifting community around art. Tune in for an encouraging chat about how to make major life changes and embrace imperfection.
Living the dream with 16 year-old author Shanti Hershenson
16 year-old author Shanti Hershenson shares her journey to publishing over 15 books and building a writing career at a young age. After finding extra time during the pandemic, Shanti wrote her first sci-fi novel and quickly fell in love with writing. Now it's part of her daily routine. She gives tips like writing a set amount each day to develop a habit. Shanti also uses her books to spread awareness about bullying, having experienced it herself. Balancing writing with school keeps her busy, but she's learned to plan and prioritize. Already accomplished yet humble, Shanti is sure to motivate aspiring authors of any age to start writing. Her persistence proves anything is possible with consistent effort.
Living the dream with air quality expert and founder of Jaspr Mike Feldstein
Get the inside scoop on entrepreneur Mike Feldstein's journey from disaster restoration professional to founder of innovative air purification company Jaspr. Learn how Feldstein's firsthand experience with smoke damage from wildfires inspired him to create a new kind of sleek, quiet, and effective air purifier. Hear how Jaspr air purifiers went from a product for medical offices to being in high demand for homes during the pandemic. Discover Feldstein's vision for the future of home health through high-quality HVAC systems. His insightful business advice and thoughts on pricing psychology make this episode a must-listen for any aspiring entrepreneur.
Living the dream with leadership expert Rahul Sharma
In this motivational episode, leadership coach Rahul Sharma shares his mission to help students and accidental leaders achieve their dreams through developing habits and mindsets for success. He provides insights from decades of experience to inspire listeners to take action, be optimistic, never give up, and boldly make their dreams a reality.
Living the dream with pioneering yoga teacher, muscle activation specialist and founder of Ayama Yogi Aaron
Yogi Aaron shares his incredible journey from a young athlete plagued by tightness and injuries to becoming a pioneering yoga teacher who is leading a rebellion against harmful stretching. After decades of practicing yoga himself and worsening back and hip pain, he discovered that stretching was the culprit causing his issues. He retrained as a muscle activation specialist and developed his own yoga style called Ayama that focuses on stability, proper breathing, and activating rather than stretching muscles. He discusses how athletes and active people should prepare their bodies, his yoga retreats in Costa Rica, and his vision for bringing yoga back to its original purpose of manifesting your best life.
Living the dream with comedian turned author Dick Wybrow
In this fascinating interview, comedian turned author Dick Wybrow details his winding career path from doing stand-up to working in radio before becoming a full-time novelist. He provides an insider's look at the changing landscape of radio over the decades, from locally-run stations to corporatized programming. Dick also opens up about his writing process, explaining how he wakes up early to write and lets his characters guide the story organically, with reader feedback shaping future books. Their discussion of modern media's loss of regional voices makes for an enlightening listen.
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Curtis is a phenomenal host. He asks questions that inspire people to be their best selves. Highly recommend
Curtis Hackson is a host that really understands how to be a space that draws the story out of his guests. Wonderful experience chatting with him yesterday. Highly recommend him and his transformative show