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Do you live to work or do you work to live? Are you passionate about what you do? DJ Waldow chats with everyday people about their passion - their path to getting there and how they maintain it. Learn how you can find - and LIVE - your passion. Ready. Set. Listen!

Living Your Passion DJ Waldow

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Do you live to work or do you work to live? Are you passionate about what you do? DJ Waldow chats with everyday people about their passion - their path to getting there and how they maintain it. Learn how you can find - and LIVE - your passion. Ready. Set. Listen!

    Toni Sicola on Gut Health

    Toni Sicola on Gut Health

    Today's guest, Toni Sicola (#47), is the sister-in-law of my good friend and former co-worker at Marketo ... Dayna Rothman!

    As it turns out, Toni's husband (Loren) messaged me on Facebook and suggested I chat with his wife - a person he felt was very passionate.

    Loren was right! Toni and I hit it off immediately. She had me at bone broth.

    Toni's passion: Helping People Heal their Gut (aka "Gut Health")

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Toni and her passion for GUT HEALTH?

    During this episode ...

    We talked about the percentage of people (99.9%!) who consume content yet never tell you - the creator of said content. Crazy!
    Toni shared how she uncovered her passion - through a personal struggle with her own health problems, specifically a life-long battle with acne.
    Toni talked about how after drinking homemade bone broth for two straight weeks ... her acne was gone. Literally gone. Cleared up entirely. As Toni said, this was amazing, especially "after 20 years of drama and who knows how much money" trying to cure her acne. Wow!
    Toni shared more about BONE BROTH ... and mirepoix!
    Toni talked about how she "discovered" bone broth.
    Toni discussed how she hopes - some day - to turn her passion into a business.
    We talked - briefly - about stress and wellness.

    More About Toni Sicola
    According to Twitter: Exploring wellness as a creative process, learning what works and doesn't work for mind, body and spirit -- food, nutrition, cooking, gardening, adventure. Learn more about Toni on her About Me page.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    CultivatedWellbeing.com - blog
    Twitter
    Toni's entire "Gut Health" blog post series:

    Why Gut Health Matters: A Series on You
    Why Gut Health Matters: Your Gate Keeper
    Why Gut Health Matters: Your Mood
    Why Gut Health Matters: Your Weight
    Why Gut Health Matters: Your Skin
    Why Gut Health Matters: Your Stress




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    • 26 min
    Matt Miller on Helping Families Diversify, Helping Schools Raise Money, and Inspring Children to Read

    Matt Miller on Helping Families Diversify, Helping Schools Raise Money, and Inspring Children to Read

    I connected with Matt Miller (guest #46) thanks to a LinkedIn message he sent me at the end of 2014. He heard the episode I had published with John Lee Dumas on Inspiring Millions and asked to be on the show. Once Matt shared his story with me, it was a no-brainer. Matt is full of passion(s)!

    Matt's passions: helping families diversify, helping schools raise money, and inspiring children to read.

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Matt's ... passions?

    During this episode ...

    Matt shared what he learned years ago, "If you help other people, you'll be taken care of."
    Matt talked about how he continues to grow and diversify his various businesses.
    We talked a bit about the comic book industry - from back in the day and now today!
    Matt shared how being an Air Force Pilot made him realize that there was more to life then focusing just on himself!

    More About Matt Miller
    According to Matt's LinkedIn summary ... "I'm a former Air Force pilot and advertising executive, turned serial entrepreneur. My business expertise is in developing hassle-free fundraising programs for schools and secondary income streams for busy professionals." Learn more about Matt on LinkedIn.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    School Spirit Vending and School News Guru raise hassle-free funds for schools across the country
    Comic book company Sticker Swarm Media


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    Finally, if you know someone who bleeds passion (or maybe it’s you), please email me at djwaldow at gmail dot com. Oh, and if you have a connection to LeBron James and/or Coach Jim Harbaugh (two guys who bleed passion), please let me know. #DeadSerious

    • 27 min
    Tim Hayden on Getting Uncomfortable

    Tim Hayden on Getting Uncomfortable

    I have known today's guest, Tim Hayden (or THE Tim Hayden, #45) for years.

    And I love the dude. We speak the same language on many many MANY life issues.

    Tim is my go-to guy when it comes to finding the best restaurant in any city. Literally any city. From my recollection, he is 7/7 on recommending kick ass restaurants.

    Tim and I first met - first had a beer, that is - in Chicago several years ago. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Tim's passion: Getting uncomfortable.

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Tim's passion for getting uncomfortable?

    During this episode ...

    Tim shared that "beer seals the deal" when it comes to relationships. I could not agree more, considering I met my wife at a bar. Ha!
    I asked Tim what his passion was, and he ... well ... got into it. We boiled his passion down to "getting uncomfortable."
    We were joined by my son, Cal. #HomeSick. Like his dad, he likes to hear his own voice.
    We talked about parenting, of course, and taking your children everywhere.
    Tim encouraged folks to get out ... explore ... get uncomfortable.
    Tim talked about his family experience with The Sunday Drive. VERY VERY cool.
    We talked about "keeping up with the Joneses" from both a personal and business sense.
    Tim shared how he is personally getting uncomfortable.
    Tim gave some suggestions on how to mix things up, how to get uncomfortable.

    More About THE Tim Hayden
    According to Twitter, Tim is the ... co-Author of The Mobile Commerce Revolution (QUE, 2014). Empowering progress in the age of mobility, Husband, Dad, Son & Friend to more humans than robots. Follow [the] Tim on Twitter.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    My podcast chat with Tim's friend and former co-worker, Cierra Savatgy-King
    THE Tim Hayden on Twitter
    My Insanity blog post
    Tim's business, TTH Strategy


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    Finally, if you know someone who bleeds passion (or maybe it’s you), please email me at djwaldow at gmail dot com. Oh, and if you have a connection to LeBron James and/or Coach Jim Harbaugh (two guys who bleed passion), please let me know. #DeadSerious

    • 27 min
    Casie Shimansky on Living Out Loud

    Casie Shimansky on Living Out Loud

    Today's guest (#44) is Casie Shimansky.Casie as in "kay-cee" or "KC."

    As it turns out, Casie and I connected first through #Bufferchat (read the summary here).

    Casie is passionate, funny, witty, and has an interesting story to tell!

    Casie's passion: Living Out Loud

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Casie's passion for living out loud?

    During this episode ...

    We talked about how we first met (online, through a Twitter chat, of course).
    Casie dove into how a major (negative) life event - the sudden passing of her sister - led her to her passion ... living out loud.
    Casie shared that it took her nearly 5 years to get back on track after her sister's death.
    We talked a bit about depression - something I think way more people suffer from then we truly know about.
    Casie talked about how she tries to find "one small win" throughout the day to keep her going. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
    Casie described how her passion - Living Out Loud - looked in the beginning and how it evolved over the years.
    Casie shared some of the items on her bucket list (i.e., cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa) - things that are totally scary to her - that she will be doing soon!
    We discussed how Casie could turn her passion for living out loud into a career (spoiler alert: she's still trying to figure this one out)!


    More About Casie [kay-cee; KC]
    According to Twitter, Casie is all about ... Storytelling through Social | Jersey Born | Florida Livin' | Theme Park Roamin' | Yanks Fan | #StBaldricks Photographer & Team Captain | #StepUp | #LiveOutLoud." Follow Casie on Twitter.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    Casie on Twitter
    The most awesome "finger warm up" video for a Twitter chat (#Bufferchat) EVER.


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    Finally, if you know someone who bleeds passion (or maybe it’s you), please email me at djwaldow at gmail dot com. Oh, and if you have a connection to LeBron James and/or Coach Jim Harbaugh (two guys who bleed passion), please let me know. #DeadSerious

    • 25 min
    Greg Hemmings on Connecting People Through Killer Stories

    Greg Hemmings on Connecting People Through Killer Stories

    I met Greg Hemmings (guest #43) through a a Facebook Group I'm part of ... Marketers with Beards (I've since shaved my facial hair, but have not been kicked out of the group yet!).

    Greg posted an amazing video to the group of an awesomely-bearded gentlemen named Matt White (who turned out to be a Living Your Passion guest - listen/read here).

    Greg is a story teller ... a story SHARER, if you will. His medium: Film.

    And quite logically, Greg's passion: Connecting People Through Killer Stories

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Greg's passion for connecting people through killer stories?

    During this episode ...

    We talked about several of the past Living Your Passion guests having a common thread (or theme) of people ... and why this was the case.
    Greg shared some details about the new documentary he's working on: The Millennial Dream.
    Greg talked about how his documentary is exploring why millennials are more interested in making a positive impact versus just making a high salary.
    We explored why people are not happy at work.
    We talked about ... what if ... everyone was happy.
    Greg tried to slip in that he lived on a boat in the Caribbean for four years! I did NOT see that coming. Right?
    Greg talked about all of the cool (film) projects he's working on - living his passion!
    I basically told Greg that I'd LOVE to be on a project he's working on. Ha!

    More About Greg
    According to Twitter, Greg is a "television producer from Canada that produces a very strange and wonderful set of adventures." Follow Greg on Twitter.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    Greg's company, Hemmings House
    Greg on Twitter
    Hemmings House on Twitter
    Greg's podcast, The Boiling Point (here is the episode I was a guest on!)


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    Finally, if you know someone who bleeds passion (or maybe it’s you), please email me at djwaldow at gmail dot com. Oh, and if you have a connection to LeBron James and/or Coach Jim Harbaugh (two guys who bleed passion), please let me know. #DeadSerious

    • 27 min
    Katy Widrick on Active Living

    Katy Widrick on Active Living

    Katy Widrick (guest #42) and I first exchanged emails on December 19, 2010 (and I have the original email!).

    We had just met each other in person in Tampa, Florida after Jason Keath's kick ass event, Social Fresh (check out Jason's new podcast, Social Toolkit). 

    A lot has changed since then. We both are parents. I've had a few jobs. And Katy is now really, truly living her passion.

    Katy's passion: Active Living.

    In case you missed any of the previous episodes, you can catch them here by visiting the Living Your Passion landing page.

    Are you ready to learn more about Katy's passion for active living?

    During this episode ...

    We talked about how we met over 5 years ago at Social Fresh Tampa ... and all the lasting connections we made at that event. NETWORKING!
    We chatted about poop, boobs, diapers, and babies (of course).
    Katy shared how she was someone who lived actively for most of her life -- but also got into bad habits (eating more, exercising less, etc).
    Katy talked about the "turning point" in her life (her "ah-ha" moment), 7 years ago, when she realized she needed to (once again) live a more active life.
    Katy shared her 2nd "ah-ha" moment ... when she realized it was less about weight and more about health and fitness - building strength, getting more flexible, etc.
    We connected passion to fitness. Love it!
    I sang (rapped?) a bit. You may want to fast-forward that part. Ha.
    Katy advised people to "open their mind" ... try new things ... put yourself out there!
    We talked about P90X (Katy has done it 3 times - crazy).
    We did 10 pushups (with good form, of course) - at the end of the show!

    More About Katy
    Emmy-nominated producer @GROWINGBOLDER | blogger @HuffPost | #Fitfluential | #ZeroLimits | wife @nighthops | mama @BugChild | AFAA-certified | PiYo Strength. Follow Katy on Twitter.

    Links Discussed In This Episode

    Katy on Twitter
    KatyWidrick.com
    You can also find Katy @KWidrick ... just about everywhere!


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    Finally, if you know someone who bleeds passion (or maybe it’s you), please email me at djwaldow at gmail dot com. Oh, and if you have a connection to LeBron James and/or Coach Jim Harbaugh (two guys who bleed passion), please let me know. #DeadSerious

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Cierrajsk ,

Wonderful insight

DJ Waldo has a way of taking really big (and important) conversations and summarizing them into short, to the point, entertaining, and extremely valuable tid bits for life.

Highly recommend. He’s also awesome to follow on Twitter if you haven’t already done so! @DJWaldo.

Bobman Hess ,

Love this podcast

Following your passion affects everything in life and I'm glad DJ is focusing on this. Great contribution!

S. Hutton ,

Great, Diverse, Easily Digestible

I love the style of this podcast. The guests come from very diverse backgrounds, so you don’t need to be in a specific field or industry to enjoy this show. Also, they usually end up 20-30 minutes long so you can listen to one on a shorter commute and 2 on a longer one (like I do). I actually wouldn’t mind them being a little longer because the guests are always so interesting.