101 episodes

Self-help and life hacks help, but they will not turn the key to total life transformation that lasts. And creating a plan for sustainable transformation is what “Win Today” is all about. Each week on the podcast, we'll engage in thought-provoking conversations with world-renowned leaders, bestselling authors, and experts-in-field who will help you design your roadmap to wholeness from the inside out, so you will live at your best in your relationships, in your mental and emotional health, and in your personal and spiritual growth.

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Self-help and life hacks help, but they will not turn the key to total life transformation that lasts. And creating a plan for sustainable transformation is what “Win Today” is all about. Each week on the podcast, we'll engage in thought-provoking conversations with world-renowned leaders, bestselling authors, and experts-in-field who will help you design your roadmap to wholeness from the inside out, so you will live at your best in your relationships, in your mental and emotional health, and in your personal and spiritual growth.

    310: Dharius Daniels on Emotional Intelligence, Living Outside Your Identity, and the Misguided Pursuit of "Your Best Self"

    310: Dharius Daniels on Emotional Intelligence, Living Outside Your Identity, and the Misguided Pursuit of "Your Best Self"

    This week, author and pastor Dharius Daniels is here to talk about emotional intelligence and the misguided pursuit of "your best self." Dharius has been poking a box called “You do you. Be true to yourself. Speak your truth. Become your best self.” But as we look at culture that is embracing that message, despair, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation is rampant. We'll unpack the disconnect with Dharius today, along with a discussion about identity and significance. Dharius says, “God will not honor the direction of our lives when we are living outside of our unique identity.” In other words, God will not bless who we pretend to be. That's coming up in today's featured conversation.
    If you enjoy this episode with Dharius, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    299: John Eldredge on Getting Underneath Burnout, Powerlessness, and How to Build Resilience 298: Jamie Winship on How Live Fearless in Your True Identity Episode Links:
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    309: Stephen Chandler on What Most People Confuse about Ambition, Being Driven by Insecurity, and Why Discipline Beats Inspiration

    309: Stephen Chandler on What Most People Confuse about Ambition, Being Driven by Insecurity, and Why Discipline Beats Inspiration

    This week on the podcast, author and pastor Stephen Chandler joins me to talk about what most people confuse about ambition, the consequences of being driven by insecurity, and why discipline beats inspiration. within the conversation, Stephen will also speak to those who have been obliterated by shame, disappointment, or even betrayal, providing some clear steps back to living in confidence.
    If you enjoy this episode with Stephen, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    299: John Eldredge on Getting Underneath Burnout, Powerlessness, and How to Build Resilience 298: Jamie Winship on How Live Fearless in Your True Identity Episode Links:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    308: Two Narratives that Shape Us, Core Motivations, and Why We are More Than Our Enneagram Type (feat. Beth & Jeff McCord, Your Enneagram Coach)

    308: Two Narratives that Shape Us, Core Motivations, and Why We are More Than Our Enneagram Type (feat. Beth & Jeff McCord, Your Enneagram Coach)

    Most, if not all, self-help tools lead us back to ourselves. But as believers, we’re not to live limited by the human condition. We’re on a spiritual journey of transformation from the inside out. And one of the tools we can use to understand our motivations in life is the Enneagram. This week, Beth and Jeff McCord, from Your Enneagram Coach, join me for a deeper dive into the world of the Enneagram by moving past the quickly assigned and sometimes stereotypical Enneagram Types to consider and engage your unique, multidimensional personality that makes you so much more complex than just a number.   
    If you enjoy this episode with Beth and Jeff, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    279: Dismantling “Project Self” and How to Transform a Generation (feat. Jon Tyson) 275: Rewrite Your Self-Sabotaging Story and Overcome Self-Defeating Behavior (feat. Ian Morgan Cron) Episode Links:
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    307: NYU's Dr. Wendy Suzuki on The Superpower of Anxiety, Flow, Breath Work, and Why Our Brains Need Stress to Grow

    307: NYU's Dr. Wendy Suzuki on The Superpower of Anxiety, Flow, Breath Work, and Why Our Brains Need Stress to Grow

    If 90% of the population struggles with anxiety, what are we missing in our approach to understanding and treating it?
    This week, Dr. Wendy Suzuki joins us to talk about why anxiety just might be helpful in our growth. She said, “When you adopt strategies that harness the neural networks of anxiety, you open the door to activating your brain-body at an even deeper, more meaningful level. Instead of feeling at the mercy of anxiety, we can take charge of it in concrete ways. Anxiety becomes a tool to supercharge our brains and bodies in ways that will resound in every dimension of our lives.”
    Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. She received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego in 1993 and completed her doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before accepting her faculty position at New York University in 1998. In addition, she is a bestselling author and has graced TED stages across the globe.
    If you enjoy this episode with Dr. Suzuki, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    285: Training Your Body and Brain to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma (feat. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley) 297: Robb Wolf on Why Food is Medicine, the Paleo Diet, Sleep Deprivation, and How to Feed Your Brain Episode Links:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    306: Healing Emotional Addiction, Leaving Survival Mode, and How to Pick a Therapist (feat. Anthony Evans, Jr. and Stacy Kaiser)

    306: Healing Emotional Addiction, Leaving Survival Mode, and How to Pick a Therapist (feat. Anthony Evans, Jr. and Stacy Kaiser)

    This week, we're doing something we've never done on the podcast, and that's hosting a professional counselor and her client to unpack the dynamics of effective therapy, how to pick a counselor, as well as grief, boundaries, emotional addiction, and leaving survival mode. Joining us is Anthony Evans, Jr., a Grammy-nominated Gospel music artist who has topped the Billboard music charts and was on NBC's "The Voice." With Anthony today is his counselor, Stacy Kaiser. Stacy is a successful Southern California–based licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, media personality, and author of How to Be a Grown Up. With hundreds of television appearances on major networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and HLN, Stacy has built a reputation for offering thoughtful and provocative insight into a wide range of topics. She maintains a thriving private practice and is a much sought-after public speaker who addresses work, family, and personal relationship issues as well as trauma, emotional growth, and community-related issues.
    If you enjoy this episode with Anthony and Stacy, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    298: Jamie Winship on How Live Fearless in Your True Identity 301: Systemic Anxiety, Instability, Breaking Strongholds, and Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence (feat. Mark Sayers) Episode Links:
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    Stacy's Website | Instagram
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    • 50 min
    305: How to Make Decisions in Uncertainty, How to Know When to Make a Change, and Why Flexibility Beats Clarity (feat. Jeff Henderson)

    305: How to Make Decisions in Uncertainty, How to Know When to Make a Change, and Why Flexibility Beats Clarity (feat. Jeff Henderson)

    Change is inevitable in life. But how do you know when it's time to make a change?
    This week, leadership consultant and author, Jeff Henderson, joins us to provide a masterclass on change and dealing with uncertainty. He says, "What's behind you has shaped you, good and bad. What's behind you becomes dangerous when it shackles you. What's behind you becomes helpful when you embrace where you are as a starting point, not a conclusion." Jeff Henderson has spent decades in executive leadership and is here today to help prepare you for your next inevitable change in life. And here's how I want to set up the conversation, with more wisdom from Jeff. He says, "We didn't sign up for easy. We signed up for worthwhile." Making a change in uncertainty sure isn't easy, but it is worthwhile.
    If you enjoy this episode with Jeff, I'm sure you'll also enjoy:
    260: Self-Defeating Behavior, Living a Lie, and the Path to Inner Peace (feat. John Mark Comer) 257: Burnout, Managing Energy, and How to Live at Your Best (feat. Carey Nieuwhof) Episode Links:
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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321 Ratings

321 Ratings

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The best interviewer in the industry

This is an extraordinary podcast about mental and emotional health. Chris is arguably one of the best interviewers in the industry. No question. Tell everyone you know about this gem.

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I am so incredibly grateful that I am able to know Chris and to gain so much knowledge from him. This podcast has been such a positive thing in my life. It has helped me realize that it’s ok to say no to things that aren’t right for me and to not take everyone’s responsibilities as my own and to say yes to things I am excited for and want.

This podcast has opened me up to so many new things and thoughts and it makes me dive deeper into myself and I used to not want to do that but this podcast has truly helped me start becoming a better version of myself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I recommend this podcast to anyone struggling with mental health, spirituality, emotional health or trauma or anyone who just wants to improve themselves in every way. This podcast is truly amazing and will challenge you and change your life for the better.

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