345 episodes

The Thrive On Life Podcast aims to help mission based people, brands, and businesses THRIVE on life, love, health, and everything in between. Tune in every THRIVE THURSDAY as CJ Finley speaks with other entrepreneurs who seek to THRIVE, not just survive.

THRIVEONLIFE Podcast: Helping people live better lives with tips on health, wealth, and happiness‪.‬ CJ Finley

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    • 5.0 • 114 Ratings

The Thrive On Life Podcast aims to help mission based people, brands, and businesses THRIVE on life, love, health, and everything in between. Tune in every THRIVE THURSDAY as CJ Finley speaks with other entrepreneurs who seek to THRIVE, not just survive.

    E345 Fasting, Seasonal Eating, and Men's Hormonal Health w/ Baldo Garza

    E345 Fasting, Seasonal Eating, and Men's Hormonal Health w/ Baldo Garza

    In this episode, CJ chats with his friend Baldo Garza, co-founder of MSW Nutrition, about their shared passion for health and wellness. They discuss the importance of regular blood work and how it can provide valuable insights into overall health, inflammation levels, and markers like A1C.
    Baldo shares his experience with his past and current health routines, highlighting the importance of staying mindful of nutritional and supplement choices. Tune in for an engaging conversation between friends who are dedicated to thriving in all aspects of life.
     
    Key Topics
    00:02:21 - Inflammation Markers and Hormones00:03:38 - Yearly Blood Work Analysis00:04:59 - Discussing Caffeine and Health00:08:59 - Fertility and Men's Health00:11:12 - The Impact of Stress on Health00:13:19 - Personal Supplementation Routines00:15:11 - Caffeine Withdrawal and Effects00:18:34 - Fertility Discussions Among Men00:21:05 - Intention and Communication with the Universe00:33:18 - Fasting: The First Experience00:38:51 - Seasonal Fasting and Body Awareness00:41:41 - Refeeding After Fasting00:51:19 Baldo's passion for podcasting.00:59:11 Maximizing expertise in any field.01:05:51 The wisdom of entrepreneurship.01:11:40 Empowering yourself through education.
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    E344 Overcoming Injuries, Defeating Imposter Syndrome, and building HRLVL w/ Joey Schultz

    E344 Overcoming Injuries, Defeating Imposter Syndrome, and building HRLVL w/ Joey Schultz

    In this episode, CJ welcomes his friend Joey Schultz, Founder of HRLVL.
    During the conversation, Joey shares his journey of recently moving to Austin from New  Jersey, in hopes to grow his brand HRLVL and his athletic potential, which has been driven by a dream he had for years after being inspired by Nick Bare's success in the city.
    Tune in to hear about Joey's drive and determination to make his dream a reality in the vibrant Austin community.
     
    Key Topics
    00:00:00 -Intro00:01:28 - Joey's Background and Move from New Jersey00:06:18 - Austin's Culture of Transplants00:11:40 - Challenges of Moving to a New City00:14:24 - Joey's Mental Health Strategies00:18:00 - Joey's Brand Higher Level00:24:07 - The Future of HRLVL and Gym Plans00:37:44 - Joey's Personal Fitness Goals00:41:16 - Joey's Standards and Mental Approach00:46:58 - Closing Thoughts and Future Plans
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    • 54 min
    E340 Building A Better Food System w/ Jesse Konig

    E340 Building A Better Food System w/ Jesse Konig

    In this episode CJ welcomes his friend Jesse Konig, Co-Founder of Swizzler.
    During the conversation Jesse shares his experience in the food truck scene, how he has disrupted fast food, and how he plans to use healthier french fries as a tool to improve the food system. 
    CJ and Jesse also discuss pushing personal limits, trying new experiences, and the benefits of stepping out of one's comfort zone. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about growth, resilience, and the power of facing challenges head-on!
     
    Key Topics
    [00:02:24] Entrepreneurship and zero training.[00:06:46] Food truck beginnings and success.[00:09:47] Food quality and education.[00:17:23] Learning from mistakes and testing.[00:21:48] The essence of entrepreneurship.[00:27:05] Overcoming challenges and innovation.[00:39:55] VC-backed ventures and expectations.[00:45:30] Greenwashing in the food industry.[00:47:14] Regenerative agriculture for healthier food.[00:52:11] Making farming cool again.[00:59:24] The cost of organic food.[01:03:27] Voting with your dollar.
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    E343 HYROX Houston 2024: Race Recap + What's Next

    E343 HYROX Houston 2024: Race Recap + What's Next

    We recommend watching the YouTube version of this episode:
    https://youtu.be/QOU6477zofc?si=E7h9fWvCHBFRqxtM
     
    In this episode, CJ and Erin Finley discuss their recent experience at the Mixed Doubles HYROX Houston event. They define success not just by time, but also by enjoying the race and avoiding injuries. They also compare their current time to previous races and reflect on the balance between racing and other aspects of their lives, with an emphasis on the importance of performance in day-to-day life and how races like this one contribute to their overall well-being.
     
    Key Topics
    00:00:00 - Intro00:02:54 - Post-Race Feelings and Performance00:05:02 - Improvements Since November's Race00:07:25 - Personal Motivators and Race Day Coaching00:10:24 - Division of Work During the Race00:11:09 - Erin's Strength Gains and Race Strategy00:12:08 - Pacing and Strategy During the Race00:13:43 - Strengths and Weaknesses in the Race00:18:08 - Importance of Aerobic Capacity00:20:18 - The Hardest Part of the Race00:22:07 - Impact of Sleep on Performance00:25:01 - Erin's Thoughts on Future Races00:29:50 - Training Principles for Fitness and Longevity
     
     
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    • 32 min
    E342 HYROX Houston 2024: Pre-Race Preparation and Strategy

    E342 HYROX Houston 2024: Pre-Race Preparation and Strategy

    We recommend watching the YouTube version of this episode: https://youtube.com/watch?v=zpRIhiH6OI4&t=19s
     
    In this episode, CJ and Erin Finley discussed their preparation for the HYROX race in Houston, where they competed in mixed doubles. They share their routine for getting ready the night before and the day of the race, reflecting on their past experiences with races like the Austin Marathon. From loading up their truck with supplies, to the importance of preparation and travel considerations for races, they give insights into their mindset and strategies for success in athletic competitions as a family.
     
    00:00:00 - Intro00:02:28 - Importance of Food and Nutrition00:04:05 - Race Check-In and Expo Considerations00:06:44 - Tips for Choosing the Right Airbnb00:08:04 - Pre-Race Meal Discussion00:11:43 - Race Strategy for Mixed Doubles00:14:49 - Improvements from Previous Race00:18:00 - Partner Dynamics in HYROX Racing00:22:43 - Life gains from Fitness Racing00:26:00 - Future Goals
     
    Connect with Erin
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    • 30 min
    E341 Unleashing High Performance: The Five Pillars of Success

    E341 Unleashing High Performance: The Five Pillars of Success

    In this solo episode, CJ  delves into the topic of performance.
    Drawing insights from books like "How Champions Think" and "Mamba Mentality," he explores how high achievers reach their full potential through discipline, sacrifices, and intentional environments.
    CJ encourages listeners to reflect on their own paths to greatness, emphasizing the importance of mindset and daily habits in achieving peak performance. Tune in to discover how to identify and pursue your destined path towards greatness.
    00:01:38 - Daily Influences on Performance00:04:40 - Embracing a Growth Mindset00:07:01 - The Power of Inversion and Discipline00:08:25 - Discipline in Athletics and Business00:10:03 - Commitment to Personal Growth00:11:30 - Passion and Purpose in Performance00:14:08 - Discovering What You Love00:17:17 - Adaptability as a Key to Survival00:18:10 - Teamwork's Role in Success00:19:46 - Self-Audit for Improved Performance00:20:39 - Offering Help as a Coach and Consultant
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Jhat1975 ,

Encouraging content/Lake Norman 50K

CJ, thanks for putting out encouraging content. I also was at the Lake Norman 50K race this year. It was my first 50K and first also trail race. I enjoyed listening to your pre and post race reports. Looking forward to more adventures! Jason H

el chiefff ,

Thriving for greatness

The content provided by CJ is magnificent. I appreciate the wisdom this podcast channel has to offer in diverse conversations!
I was also a guest of CJ’s and I will say he is an amazing host!

Mario with Endurify ,

Love the mission!

CJ adds a ton of value every week with the shorter, thought provoking episodes and also the longer interviews. I love the mission behind the show and how authentic CJ is. Thanks for all that you do!!

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