71 episodes

Welcome to the Great Day Podcast, I'm your host Meir Kay.
I'm all about spreading positivity through different mediums. You may have seen my viral Facebook videos, which emphasize the importance of being happy and kind to others, and now I'm bringing you conversations with some of the people that inspire me.
I sit down with musicians, filmmakers, thought leaders, and health coaches to learn how to grow in all aspects of life. Join my podcast journey and let me know how one of my guests have inspired you.
I'm Meir Kay... Have a GREAT day!

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    • 4.8 • 108 Ratings

Welcome to the Great Day Podcast, I'm your host Meir Kay.
I'm all about spreading positivity through different mediums. You may have seen my viral Facebook videos, which emphasize the importance of being happy and kind to others, and now I'm bringing you conversations with some of the people that inspire me.
I sit down with musicians, filmmakers, thought leaders, and health coaches to learn how to grow in all aspects of life. Join my podcast journey and let me know how one of my guests have inspired you.
I'm Meir Kay... Have a GREAT day!

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    Gedale Fenster - Faith Makes Things Grow in Your Life - Episode 71

    Gedale Fenster - Faith Makes Things Grow in Your Life - Episode 71

    Gedale Fenster, a Miami-based entrepreneur, and motivational speaker is the founder and CEO of the People’s Insurance Claim Center and Evolutions Treatment Center. He has also established the Breslov Center, where he teaches. He hosts a series of daily and weekly online lectures.
    This guy creates systems, businesses, and not just that, places of Torah, the Breslov Center. This is where he teaches and hosts a series of daily and weekly online lectures. And I've come to get to know him. I was just scrolling through Instagram and I saw this video on my discovery page, and bam, there's this guy sharing the most incredible Torah and insights and I was blown away. This was the purest, genuine communication of deep Toora deep truths and a very simplistic manner.
    This podcast episode was truly a blessing! I got to chat about a whole range of different topics, which I was excited about asking and discovering, and exploring with him. So sit back, relax, enjoy taking notes. I love to hear from you as well. What you thought about this podcast with Gedale Fenster.
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    • 59 min
    Vanessa Van Edwards - Helping You Get to Your Goals Faster - Episode 70

    Vanessa Van Edwards - Helping You Get to Your Goals Faster - Episode 70

    Vanessa is the Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. Her book has been translated into 15 different languages and more than 30 million people watch her on YouTube.
    Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She’s developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers.
    Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, the Today Show, and many more.
    Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world including SxSW, MIT, and CES to name a few.  Her groundbreaking and engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
    On today's podcast, we delve into some fun ways to connect with people where the best place to situate yourself in a social setting and tips on how to be the most captivating person you can be. Thank you for tuning in and enjoy!
    Connect with Vanessa
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    • 30 min
    Tamir Goodman - Not Letting Others Define Your Success - Episode 69

    Tamir Goodman - Not Letting Others Define Your Success - Episode 69

    Dubbed “The Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated in 1999, Tamir Goodman is a former professional basketball player and current successful entrepreneur, coach, educator, and motivational speaker. Tamir was ranked the 25th best high school player in the country. He gained national attention after averaging over 35 points per game his junior year, all while remaining faithful to his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. Tamir was named MVP of the prestigious “Capital Classic All-Star Game,” an award won by Shaquille O’Neal, Lebron James, and other stars. Tamir then made history as the first Jewish basketball player to play D-I college and professional basketball without playing on the Jewish Sabbath. Tamir has been featured on 60 Minutes, ESPN, CNN, Fox, and many others. He was covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in media sources across the United States, Israel, and around the world. 
    In 2002, Tamir fulfilled his dream of moving to Israel when he was signed by top Israeli and European League basketball team, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Former NBA Coach, David Blatt, was the team’s coach at the time. In 2004, Tamir took a break from playing basketball to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) where he was awarded “Most Outstanding Soldier.” 
    After a seven-year-long basketball-playing career for some of the best Israeli teams including Maccabi Haifa and Givat Shmuel, Tamir retired from professional basketball in 2009 after suffering career-ending injuries. Tamir currently runs a world-class summer overnight basketball camp in Jerusalem for players from around the world; leading sports-based programming for trips, schools, and organizations.
    He is the published author of “The Jewish Jordan’s Triple Threat,” an international motivational speaker, and a sports and business consultant. Tamir holds a B.A. in communications and lives in Jerusalem with his wife and five kids.
    We cover a whole lot in our conversation from details that many of you may have never heard before. From Tamir's journey to fame and the aftermath and what continues to drive him to be the best, he can be every single day. This episode with Tamir is packed with inspiration. So, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for tuning in and I do hope you enjoyed this podcast.

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    • 46 min
    Ross Szabo - A Deep Dive into Mental Health and Anxiety - Episode 68

    Ross Szabo - A Deep Dive into Mental Health and Anxiety - Episode 68

    Ross Szabo is the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA. He is a mental health speaker and the CEO of Human Power Project. Ross was the Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign from 2002-2010. In that time, Szabo helped create the first nationwide youth mental health speakers' bureau in the country, called the Heard, which was later acquired by Active Minds. He spoke to over one million young people and reached millions in media appearances. Szabo was awarded the 2010 Didi Hirsch Erasing the Stigma Leadership Award and had his work entered into the Congressional Record by Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
    Ross is known for being one of the most sought-after mental health speakers in the country, co-authoring Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health - A Guide for Young Adults. and creating a mental health curriculum also titled Behind Happy Faces. The curriculum is being used by over 200,000 students across the country. Behind Happy Faces, Mental Health Curriculum received the 2016 Excellence in Education Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. Szabo's work at Geffen Academy at UCLA is to create a comprehensive mental health curriculum that follows the milestones of adolescent development for grades 6-12.
    I actually came across Ross because we both share a common passion and project around, "a kid's book", I wrote about a kid's book about optimism. Ross wrote his kid's book about anxiety. It caught my eye and I just knew I wanted to speak to Ross. The more I delved into who Ross is and what he does, I was like, I need this guy on the podcast. This podcast is great for anyone who wants to know more about what exactly mental health is, how to spot it, tools for dealing with anxiety, and how to start a conversation with a loved one around mental health. We also going to touch on Ross's story which is truly, moving and quite powerful. It's amazing to see how far he's come through his own personal journey and the lessons learned along the way. I'm really excited to share this podcast episode with you.

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    • 57 min
    Elon Gold - The Comedy Episode Part 1 - Episode 67

    Elon Gold - The Comedy Episode Part 1 - Episode 67

    Welcome, welcome back to the Great Day Podcast! Today I am joined by Elon Gold. Elon is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's 'Stacked' and NBC's 'In-Laws'. He has made ten appearances on 'The Tonight Show and had a recurring role on the hit show, 'Bones'. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC's 'The Dana Carvey Show' and has guest-starred on 'Frasier', 'The Mentalist', 'Chappelle's Show' among others. 
    His 1hour stand-up special on Netflix received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike and is now available on Amazon Prime.
     
    He recently made a stellar appearance on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” and can next be seen in season 3 of “Crashing” on HBO in which he plays his most challenging role yet…himself.
    Now, this podcast is quite special because, there isn't just one episode, but there will be a part two to this podcast. We couldn't get everything in! It was funny, magical, and really had a solid flow. was just flowing. We were creating something special at the moment that I just couldn't put the brakes on.
    Thank you so much for tuning in, and do enjoy this podcast with Elon Gold.

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    • 52 min
    Moishe Chanin + Avremi Zippel - How to Show Up Courageously As a Man - Episode 66

    Moishe Chanin + Avremi Zippel - How to Show Up Courageously As a Man - Episode 66

    Today Moishe Chanin returns to the podcast. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Moishe is an internationally certified Professional Life Coach, a trained and certified Addiction Recovery Coach, and Board member at Neshamos - an organization dedicated to creating a healthy inner life for youth in the community.
     
    After spending 10 years working in finance and management, Moishe began to pursue his passion and found his purpose in coaching.
     
    His experiences, which span the spectrum from his own recovery journey through supporting addiction clients to guiding individuals on their passionate career pathway, have given him a deep, hands-on appreciation for the combined power of human strength, and the value of aiming to accomplish high impact, achievable goals. 
    I am also joined by Avremi Zippel. A Utah homegrown rabbi, mental health advocate, and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. In 2019 he very publicly came forward about a decade of sexual abuse he endured at the hands of a childhood caretaker. He's believed to be the first orthodox rabbi in the world to do so. And since then he has taken a leadership role in combating sexual abuse in religious communities around the world and advocating for survivors. On today's episode, we talk about what healthy masculinity and vulnerability look like, and how to show up courageously as a man in this day and age. I do hope you enjoy this podcast episode.
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