12 episodes

The James Quandahl Show will teach you how to achieve complete life balance.

Each week James interviews successful business owners, investors, authors, and artists and uncovers what makes them tick, what disciplines have contributed to their success, and he gets answers to the listener submitted questions you’ve submitted.

Listening to the show is like eavesdropping on two friends discussing the secrets of their success.

How does James define success?

Success is a complete balance between each of the seven spokes on Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life (Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Family, Social/Community, Financial, and Career,) with a curious and enthusiastic focus on daily self improvement, disciplines and habits, commitment to your family and friends, with a passion for supporting your local community, and finally, a selfless love of others.

Having a sharp and wise mind, a thoughtful and loving spirit, and a strong and vibrant body are key indicators of success.

Success is not grinding away at work for years, with your head down, to buy a big house and obtain an important job title only to look up and find your friends and family are missing or left behind.

It isn’t grinding away in the gym for hours and never “eating the pizza,” as guest Dr. John Delony shares, to obtain a strong, athletic, and impressive physical body only to have a weak spirit lacking practices of self-examination, gratitude, and other critical spiritual disciplines.

Finally, success isn’t constantly scrolling on social media, being addicted to the news, and watching hours of TV, while leaving no time to stoke your intellectual curiosity through reading a book, learning a new skill or hobby, or thinking deeply

Have you ever met someone and felt immediately that they possessed something different? They have a magnetic energy and you can’t figure out why you want to spend more time with them… You just do.

The James Quandahl Show helps demystify that unique energy and teaches how you too can stand out amongst the crowd. Become a regular listener to the show and learn to become the special person you’re meant to be.

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The James Quandahl Show will teach you how to achieve complete life balance.

Each week James interviews successful business owners, investors, authors, and artists and uncovers what makes them tick, what disciplines have contributed to their success, and he gets answers to the listener submitted questions you’ve submitted.

Listening to the show is like eavesdropping on two friends discussing the secrets of their success.

How does James define success?

Success is a complete balance between each of the seven spokes on Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life (Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Family, Social/Community, Financial, and Career,) with a curious and enthusiastic focus on daily self improvement, disciplines and habits, commitment to your family and friends, with a passion for supporting your local community, and finally, a selfless love of others.

Having a sharp and wise mind, a thoughtful and loving spirit, and a strong and vibrant body are key indicators of success.

Success is not grinding away at work for years, with your head down, to buy a big house and obtain an important job title only to look up and find your friends and family are missing or left behind.

It isn’t grinding away in the gym for hours and never “eating the pizza,” as guest Dr. John Delony shares, to obtain a strong, athletic, and impressive physical body only to have a weak spirit lacking practices of self-examination, gratitude, and other critical spiritual disciplines.

Finally, success isn’t constantly scrolling on social media, being addicted to the news, and watching hours of TV, while leaving no time to stoke your intellectual curiosity through reading a book, learning a new skill or hobby, or thinking deeply

Have you ever met someone and felt immediately that they possessed something different? They have a magnetic energy and you can’t figure out why you want to spend more time with them… You just do.

The James Quandahl Show helps demystify that unique energy and teaches how you too can stand out amongst the crowd. Become a regular listener to the show and learn to become the special person you’re meant to be.

    Healthy Self-Competition, Positive Reframing, The Importance of True Friendships, Ancestral Eating and Much More With Andres Preschel

    Healthy Self-Competition, Positive Reframing, The Importance of True Friendships, Ancestral Eating and Much More With Andres Preschel

    Andrés Preschel believes that deepening the understanding of your physiology, the very science that makes you who you are, is the best thing you can do to optimize your health, bolster your performance, look your best, and enjoy a longer and more fulfilling lifespan. He calls this “physiological intuition,” which he considers a human right.
    Andrés’ dedication to this field derives from a very personal place, as it was through his own health journey and love for the sciences that he stumbled upon the enhanced state of consciousness between mind, body, and spirit where healthy intentions meet actionable steps and lasting, positive lifestyle change.
    Andrés received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology from The University of Miami and is now pursuing an Accelerated Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology with a concentration in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance.
    As CEO of Know Your Physio and Co-Founder of Hambre Y Hormonas, Andrés helps professionals and individuals from all over the world to develop a deeper understanding of their physiology so they can perform higher, achieve more, bio-optimize, and enjoy longer and more fulfilling lives.
    -Positive Reframing defined...01:41
    -How to engage in healthy self-competition...09:27
    -The pivotal role Andres' parents played in his personal set of values...15:40
    -How prescription drugs were ruining Andres' health...29:27
    -How to be healthy and still have a life...44:20
    -Why people overcomplicate their exercise protocol...1:02:15
    -Andres' number 1 recommendation for quality friendships...1:08:15
    -Approaches to ancestral eating...1:16:05
    -How being around friends can mitigate some of the effects of less than stellar food...1:24:22
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://andrespreschel.com (Andres' website)
    Andres' social media handles
    https://www.instagram.com/andrespreschel (Instagram)
    https://www.instagram.com/andrespreschel (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrespreschel/ (LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/andrespreschel (Twitter)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Joe DiStefano on Teaching Children to Navigate This World On Their Own Terms, What Most of Us Get Wrong About Diet, Is Muscle Memory Real and Much More

    Joe DiStefano on Teaching Children to Navigate This World On Their Own Terms, What Most of Us Get Wrong About Diet, Is Muscle Memory Real and Much More

    Joe DiStefano has spent almost two decades as a certified professional in the fitness industry. Joe has become a global authority on how to optimize wellness and longevity on the path to improving fitness and sports performance. He’s coached some of the world's top athletes, instructed over 100 live events in 15+ countries, and spoken on the TED stage.
    On his podcast, Stacked with Joe DiStefano, Joe interviews experts in health, fitness, and longevity whom share their most effective insights— bridging the gap between health and fitness and giving listeners actionable takeaways to fuel them for years to come.
    Joe is also the founder of RUNGA- Which hosts a handful of intimate events each year. At these events experts from a variety of disciplines come together to teach, connect, and support guests on their journeys towards wellness and helps them to connect with their individual purpose.
    In my conversation with Joe DiStefano, you'll learn:
    -Why the concept of physical fitness remains an enigma for most people...01:14
    -The hidden killer of the best-intentioned health regimens...11:30
    -How to shop intelligently while bombarded with both true and false advertising...17:50
    -How Joe has taught his child to eat wisely...23:20
    -Teaching the child to navigate the world around him on his own terms...23:20
    -Some of the challenges Joe has faced as a parent...45:35
    -How to reconnect with the earth in a culture that encourages sitting all day and night...53:07
    -Get out of your comfort zone in order to feel safe in this world...1:00:22
    -Identifying crutches that inhibit our true potential...1:10:20
    -Is muscle memory a real concept?...1:15:41
    -And much more!
    Important resources mentioned in this episode:
    http://coachjoedi.com/ (Joe's website)
    http://facebook.com/coachjoedi (Facebook)
    http://instagram.com/coachjoedi (Instagram)
    http://linkedin.com/in/joedi (LinkedIn)
    http://www.rungalife.com/ (Runga website)
    
Stacked Podcast with Joe DiStefano
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bczm0RsIZUM (TEDx Lugano | BREATHE)
    https://amzn.to/38bkf7o (Tribe, by Sebastian Junger)
    https://amzn.to/392LTEh (The Antidote, by Oliver Burkeman)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Relentless Love: Attorney and Long Time Foster Parent Kevin Grimes Shares Shocking Stats on the Orphan Issue in the U.S. and How the Solution May be Closer Than We Think

    Relentless Love: Attorney and Long Time Foster Parent Kevin Grimes Shares Shocking Stats on the Orphan Issue in the U.S. and How the Solution May be Closer Than We Think

    Kevin Grimes is an attorney with Thompson Burton, in Nashville, Tennessee. He has practiced law for 35 years. For the last 29 years, he has specialized in direct selling law, as well as the practice areas frequently associated with them including food, drug, cosmetic, and dietary supplement law; contracts; distributor compliance; and international expansion.
    On the personal side, Kevin has been involved in youth ministry for 23 years. He was a therapeutic foster parent from 2000 to 2013. During that time he fostered 30 teenage boys, and adopted two of them. In 2018, he adopted a 14 year old from Bulgaria, and in 2020, he adopted another 14 year old from Latvia. Since 2016, he has participated in orphan hosting programs that bring orphans from developing countries to the U.S. for 4-5 weeks over Christmas and 4-8 weeks over the summer. He has hosted 9 different orphans from Latvia over the last five years. Several times a year, he volunteers at Hogar CIMA, a group home for abandoned children in Lima, Peru.
    Kevin does not believe that we are on this planet to suck air for six to nine decades and live a life that is primarily about maximizing our pleasure, comfort and ease. Rather, he believes that we are here to make a difference in the economy of eternity and the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. His passions are Jesus, youth ministry, orphan care and making differences in the lives of children.
    In this conversation with Kevin Grimes, you'll hear:
    -Why we wouldn't necessarily want to live forever...01:30
    -The art of being fully present with God...05:45
    -Tips on disciplining one's self to sleep with the mind racing to and fro...09:00
    -"Getitness" and the benefits of being more present...12:30
    -How sheltered Americans can open their eyes to the realities of other cultures...16:50
    -How Kevin began his journey ministering to the extreme poor around the world...21:35
    -Success stories as a foster parent...27:00
    -Lessons learned during on the job training parenting traumatized teenage boys...37:55
    -"There's always doubt" in these kids...41:30
    -How orphanages fall short in preparing children for the harsh realities of life...48:00
    -What it's like to love children who've never before been loved...54:00
    -Eliminating the orphan issue is easier than you might think...57:30
    -Why Americans are so unhappy, even though they've got so much stuff...1:05:50
    -How to get involved if adoption isn't possible for one's situation in life...1:10:00
    -Experiencing the "American Dream" doesn't come without obligations and responsibilities...1:16:45
    -Kevin's personal spiritual disciplines...1:18:30
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1252298/ (The Human Experience)
    http://hostchildren.org (Host Children)
    https://assets.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/jcyoi-TimeforReform-2007.pdf (Time for Reform: Aging Out and On Their Own)
    https://www.hogarcima.org/en/ (Hogar CIMA)
    http://livingononedollar.org (Living On One Dollar)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/ (Schindler’s List)
    Adoption Saved My Life
    https://amzn.to/2WKg6VJ (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, by David Platt)
    https://amzn.to/38y0cAe (Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper)
    https://amzn.to/2WQwm7G (It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men, by S. Truett Cathy)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3379352/ (Mully)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWHJ6-YhSYQ (Eric Ludy - Depraved Indifference video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6UcpqrmwE (Dream Small Video with Kevin Grimes)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    EMF Pollution, Red Light Really Does Improve Eye Sight, How Social Media is Preventing You From a Healthy Life and Much More with Hilda Labrada Gore!

    EMF Pollution, Red Light Really Does Improve Eye Sight, How Social Media is Preventing You From a Healthy Life and Much More with Hilda Labrada Gore!

    Hilda Labrada Gore is a biohacker, a certified health coach, and fitness professional. She is also the host and producer of the popular Wise Traditions podcast, on behalf of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
    Known as Holistic Hilda, Hilda enjoys sharing the best of experts, experiences, and epic adventures on the podcast, her Holistic Hilda YouTube channel, and on ancestral health tours that she leads.
    Hilda is also a podcast coach and the author of “Podcasting Made Simple.” She especially enjoys helping people in the health and wellness space launch their shows.
    Hilda has energy to spare thanks to her love for sunshine and liverwurst.
    In my conversation with Hilda, you'll discover:
    -Hilda's incredible experience visiting Ecuador...01:52
    -How Hilda cultivates community through embracing a healthy lifestyle...14:05
    -How to use a pandemic to level up our health, rather than be imprisoned by fear...
    -How Hilda defines good, well-rounded health...23:17
    -Developing a healthy spirituality through a healthy lifestyle...29:27
    -How James and Hilda enforce discipline in the spiritual disciplines...36:29
    -Practical advice in fostering a healthy home...42:48
    -The power of sunrises and sunsets to keep the circadian rhythm in line...51:15
    -Low hanging fruit to improve your health immediately...59:03
    -How to eat healthy while traveling...1:06:58
    -The biggest distractions that keep us from living a healthy life...1:09:21
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    http://holistichilda.com/ (Hilda's website)
    https://www.westonaprice.org/ (The Weston A. Price Foundation)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wise-traditions/id1072618042?mt=2 (Wise Traditions podcast)
    https://amzn.to/3krQRQ1 (The Nourished Kitchen, by Jennifer McGruther)
    https://amzn.to/2WqedNN (Chasing the Sun, by Linda Geddes)
    https://amzn.to/3kv3BFp (Health and Light, by John Ott)
    https://amzn.to/3jsRGIV (Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer)
    https://amzn.to/3gOMdui (Sally Clarkson)
    https://amzn.to/3BFaAD1 (The Boundless Cookbook by Ben Greenfield )
    https://amzn.to/2WvR1xv (EMF*D by Dr Joseph Mercola)
    https://amzn.to/38qLefp (Nourishing Traditions cookbook)
    Guest's social media handles
    https://www.facebook.com/HolisticHilda (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/holistichilda/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/holistichilda (Twitter)
    https://www.youtube.com/c/holistichilda (YouTube)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How Craig Stanland Used a 2-Year Prison Sentence to Cultivate Inner Peace, Self-Forgiveness, And the Fine Art of Gratitude

    How Craig Stanland Used a 2-Year Prison Sentence to Cultivate Inner Peace, Self-Forgiveness, And the Fine Art of Gratitude

    https://www.craigstanland.com/ (https://www.craigstanland.com)
    Guest's social media handles
    http://instagram.com/craig_stanland/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/CraigStanland (Twitter)
    http://linkedin.com/in/craigstanland/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.facebook.com/craigstanland (Facebook)
    In 2012, Craig Stanland made a choice that would cost him everything. After exploiting the warranty policy of one of the largest tech companies in the world for almost a year, the FBI finally knocked on his door.
    He was arrested and sentenced to 2 years of Federal Prison, followed by 3 years of Supervised Release, and ordered to pay $834,307 in restitution. He lost his wife, his homes, his cars, his career, and even his identity. He wanted nothing more than to die.
    A well-timed prison visit from his best friend of over thirty years turned his life around.
    Today, Craig is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and Reinvention Architect. He works 1:1 with clients to empower them to break free from their self-imposed mental prisons so they can reinvent their lives with passion, purpose, fulfillment, and meaning.
    His book, "Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison" is available on Amazon.
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    -Learning the podcasting craft with a true master...01:30
    -Craig's vision as a writer and entrepreneur...07:37
    -How to be grateful when things aren't going very well...10:23
    -Barriers to expressing gratitude...16:54
    -How to teach others how to sell with integrity...22:37
    -Creating a personal set of values...27:52
    -The one thing that derails people's values more often than not...36:34
    -Allowing Resistance to be your muse...43:28
    -Using meditation to spur the creative juices...55:38
    -The critical elements of building self-trust...1:04:23
    -Cultivating friendships that will empower you to reach your potential...1:09:25
    -Involving the right people with your business and life...1:17:21
    -What challenges Craig is going through right now...1:20:00
    -The Forgiveness Journey...1:24:06
    -Thoughts on forgiving others who have hurt us...1:30:48
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned:
    https://www.ted.com/talks/craig_stanland_how_i_learned_my_greatest_worth_in_federal_prison (TEDxNorthAdams)
    https://amzn.to/3xY0DOu (Craig’s book)
    https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show/618-craig-stanland (Craig Stanland on The James Altucher Show)
    https://quandahl.com/warofart (The War of Art by Steven Pressfield)
    https://quandahl.com/dothework (Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield)
    The Artist's Way
    The One Thing by Gary Keller
    https://quandahl.com/thescrewtapeletters (The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis )
    https://amzn.to/3aq7IOV (Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg)
    https://amzn.to/3x8m28q (Atomic Habits by James Clear)
    https://amzn.to/2XJVNYJ (Books by Robert Herjavec)
    Make you a millionaire series on James Altucher Show:
    Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP01: https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show/make-me-a-millionaire-james-quandhal-ep-1 (The Skill of Interviewing)
    Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP02: https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show/make-you-a-millionaire-james-quandahl-ep02 (Spoke-and-Wheel Techniques!)
    Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP03: https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show/make-you-a-millionaire-james-quandahl-ep03 (Becoming more than an Amazon Ninja! )
    Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl Ep04 :https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show/mym9-james-quandahl-ep-04 (When you’re good at something, make a course out of it! )

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Sleep Optimization, The Definition of Health, Calming the Overstressed Nervous System, and More with Dr. Gus Vickery

    Sleep Optimization, The Definition of Health, Calming the Overstressed Nervous System, and More with Dr. Gus Vickery

    Dr. Gus Vickery is a board-certified family physician who specializes in personalized health consultations focused on total body and mind optimization. He is also a speaker and the author of Authentic Health.
    He founded Vickery Family Medicine in 2005 which has grown to multiple medical providers serving in 3 locations including The Clinic at Biltmore, an innovative direct to employer clinic for The Biltmore Company. Vickery Family Medicine has received numerous awards for customer service and quality.
    He offers personalized health consultations both virtually and in-person at his office in Asheville, NC. He uses advanced biometrics, genetics, hormonal assessments, metabolic and nutritional assessments, and other advanced diagnostics to determine the proactive and comprehensive strategies that will help his clients experience their best health and lifespan. He is an expert in the use of peptides, targeted supplementation, and hormonal optimization to potentiate an individual’s best health.
    Dr. Vickery is an honor graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, and teaches medical students for the department of family medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as president of the Western North Carolina Medical Society.
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    -The impetus for Dr. Vickery's new book...01:44
    -Which of the 5 pillars of community and environment are the most urgent to address...08:34
    -Why the environment around us is designed to sabotage our health without our own intervention...
    -Signals your health is not optimal...13:56
    -Questions to ask to know what kind of doctor you're working with...22:54
    -Ways to optimize your sleep...27:30
    -The definition of good health...34:20
    -Why fitness and nutrition need to placed in their own separate buckets...37:45
    -Posture is one of the most neglected element of our health...42:20
    -How playfulness contributes to our overall fitness...46:01
    -The foundational importance of maintaining strength...51:50
    -Benefits of exercising parts of the body you don't usually use...58:20
    -Stressors in our environment that throws our health out of whack...1:02:12
    -A breathing exercise that can immediately center your mind and spirit...1:15:05
    -The "physiological sigh" the most efficacious means of claiming the nervous system...1:20:21
    -The best way to reduce body fat without compromising testosterone...1:26:15
    -The leading distractions from living a balanced life...1:29:20
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned:
    https://www.drgusvickery.com/ (https://www.drgusvickery.com)
    Guest's social media handles
    http://facebook.com/drgusvickerymd (Facebook)
    http://instagram.com/drgusvickerymd (Instagram)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHakHvLrXikX2tRRlSXx7XQ (YouTube)
    Resources to feature: books, additional websites, albums, etc.
    Ebook
    Becoming a Supple Leopard, by Kelly Starrett
    Deskbound, by Kelly Starrett
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktopandv=rBdhqBGqiMc (Huberman Physiological Sigh)
    Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
    https://amzn.to/3AtrPGs (IronMind Captains of Crush)-- The grip strength trainer James uses

    • 1 hr 34 min

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18 Ratings

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Life - Lived Well

I always enjoy James’ curiosity about living life well. His interest in how others seek to accomplish this along with the friendly, engaging manner in which he guides conversations invites the listener to not only learn from, but to enjoy friends as they explore stewarding the gift of life in a way that brings fruitful blessing to others.
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Great Content!

Super positive vibe and encourages me to look for areas to improve and grow. I’ll keep listening for sure!

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Better than Expected!

As a new podcaster, James has knocked it out of the park with his questions and conversation! If you don’t believe me? Give it a listen!!

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