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The Art of Self-Reliance is forging your own path, on your own terms. But the path is a difficult one - made easier by exploring how others have succeeded in directing their own lives. With their help and inspiration, your path to self-reliance can become a reality.

The Art of Self Reliance Dr. Rodney King

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The Art of Self-Reliance is forging your own path, on your own terms. But the path is a difficult one - made easier by exploring how others have succeeded in directing their own lives. With their help and inspiration, your path to self-reliance can become a reality.

    Being Mindful of Trauma - With Dr. Fleet Maul, Meditation Teacher & Founder of the Heart Mind Institute

    Being Mindful of Trauma - With Dr. Fleet Maul, Meditation Teacher & Founder of the Heart Mind Institute

    In this episode I speak to Dr. Fleet Maul.
    Fleet is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, trainer and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility. He is a tireless and dedicated peacemaker and servant leader working for positive social transformation and a more just and sustainable global society.
    In this episode we discuss:
    Embodied, Neuroscience-informed, trauma-sensitive approaches to mindfulness meditation
    Growth mindset for optimal human performance
    and personal evolution



    You Can Find Out More About Fleet's Work Here:
    https://www.fleetmaull.com/ (fleetmaull.com)

    • 47 min
    Healthy Eating, Healthy Living - With Dr. Ashley Lucas, Nutrition (PhD) and Registered Dietitian

    Healthy Eating, Healthy Living - With Dr. Ashley Lucas, Nutrition (PhD) and Registered Dietitian

    In this episode I speak to Dr. Ashley Lucas
    Ashley has over 15 years of education in the field of nutrition and metabolism. In her mid 20s, she retired from her professional ballet career. While understanding the importance nutrition played on her own sport performance, she went on to earn her PhD in Sports Nutrition and Chronic Disease from Virginia Tech. Her research throughout her six-year post-graduate doctoral training, focused on energy metabolism and the Female Athlete Triad.
    She is a nationally renowned speaker, columnist, and leading expert in the field of weight management and behavior change.
    In this episode we discuss:
    Nutrition for weight management.
    Why is a holistic approach to weight loss and behavioral therapy, are essential to successful weight loss.
    And Ashely’s perspective on the weight loss problem in the modern world.



    You Can Find Out More About Ashley's Work Here:
    https://www.myphdweightloss.com (myphdweightloss.com)

    • 43 min
    Your Leadership Moment - With Leadership Expert, Eric Martin

    Your Leadership Moment - With Leadership Expert, Eric Martin

    In this episode I speak to Leadership Expert, Eric Martin
    Eric is a speaker, writer and teacher on the themes of leadership, change, and the evolution of humanity’s relationship to “our home planet.” He has been published in Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Environmental Leader. In addition he is the author of Your Leadership Moment, where he explores key concepts of Adaptive Leadership, how to stop perfectly solving the wrong problems and start creatively solving the right problems, and how to make real, positive change.
    In this episode we discuss:
    How to discover and leverage your own leadership moments
    How to have a healthier, more realistic relationship with people in authority, e.g. elected "leaders", bosses, parents, etc. - rather than an unrealistic reliance on them.
    Letting go or "hospicing" old behaviors and mindsets that are no longer fit for purpose - so that you can create something truly new.

    You Can Find Out More About Eric's Work Here:
    www.yourleadershipmoment.info
    https://www.youtube.com/c/EricMartinIMO/videos (https://www.youtube.com/c/EricMartinIMO/videos)
    www.adaptivechangeadvisors.com

    • 48 min
    Building an Adaptable Mindset - With Adaptable Mindest Expert Robert Overweg

    Building an Adaptable Mindset - With Adaptable Mindest Expert Robert Overweg

    In this episode I speak to Adaptable Mindset Expert, Robert Overweg
    Robert is the founder of the Adaptable Mindset program and has diverse experience from Art, Design, Tech, Corporate Innovation, and Startup building.
    In his career, he has supported companies in their digital transformation, from Ebay, Vodafone, Liberty Global, to Heineken. He currently supports Heineken in their transformation —With a strong focus on individual empowerment.


    As design director, he built the design department of the tech company Triple from the ground up, while forming a team and a shared vision. Along the way he as built a few startups. Robert is a sought out international speaker and has spoken at: MIT, SXSW, and the European Commission. Where he often talks about how to positively use technology for the betterment of people and the world.


    In this episode we discuss:
    Why do we need Adaptability?
    How do you develop Adaptability?
    How to adapt to a world that is constantly distracting?



    You Can Find Out More About Robert's Work Here:
    www.adaptablemindset.com
    www.robertoverweg.com

    • 45 min
    What Is Reality - With Philosopher, Dr. Bernardo Kastrup

    What Is Reality - With Philosopher, Dr. Bernardo Kastrup

    In this episode I speak to Philosopher, Dr. Bernardo Kastrup
    Bernardo is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His a leading figure in the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental.
    He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the 'Casimir Effect' of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). He has published many academic papers and books, and his ideas have been featured in 'Scientific America,' the 'Institute of Art and Ideas,' the 'Blog of the American Philosophical Association' and 'Big Think,' among others.
    In this episode we discuss:
    What is reality
    What our role is in the universe
    And how to apply metaphysical idealism to our everyday lives



    You Can Find Out More About Bernardo's Work Here:
    www.bernardokastrup.com

    • 47 min
    Courage Can Be Learned - With Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Positive Psychologist

    Courage Can Be Learned - With Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Positive Psychologist

    In this episode I talk to Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener.
    Robert is known as the Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology. He is a psychologist, researcher, trainer, and author. He is particularly interested in positive topics such as wellbeing, social support, and courage. Even though there are person-to-person differences in courage, Robert believes that it is a trainable skill. He has conducted workshops with Queensland Police, Australia Department of Defense, and Standard Chartered Bank, among many others. He also trains coaches in how to assess risk and be appropriately vulnerable.
    In this episode I explore with Robert three main topics, namely,
    Courage as a combination of skill and mindset.
    How People can thrive when they develop the ability to face fear and take strategic and sensible risks.
    Mindfulness in action and more.

    Find out more about Robert:
    www.intentionalhappiness.com
    www.positiveacorn.com

    • 48 min

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