Life Lessons from 10 of the Most Inspiring People on the Planet

In this very special edition of the podcast, life lessons from 10 of the most inspiring people on the planet. Host Keith McArthur speaks to Jenny Blake, Kurek Ashley, Robert Puff, Luminita D. Saviuc, Jolenta Greenberg, Greg Wells, Fabiana Bacchini, Celeste Headlee, Morra Aarons-Mele and Martin Gibala.

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Episode 12 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

[1:30] Morra Aarons-Mele: ‘Own your choices’

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Morra is author of Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home). She lives in Boston and runs Women Online, a social media communications firm. She’s also the host of the Hiding in the Bathroom podcast.

Morra first appeared on episode 9 of the podcast. Listen here.

[5:37] Kurek Ashley: ‘Choose happiness’

Kurek Ashley has been homeless; he’s been suicidal; he’s been a cocaine addict. He’s also been a Hollywood actor. And for nearly three decades, he’s coached athletes, actors and CEOs, helping thousands of people to improve their lives. Kurek is the author of How Would Love Respond? Imagine if You Were Given a Gift So Powerful that You Knew You Had to Share it With the World.

Kurek first appeared in episode 2 of the podcast. Listen here.

 [8:30] Fabiana Bacchini: ‘Live in the present’

Fabiana is author of From Surviving to Thriving: A Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Loss and Miracles. Fabiana faced three major challenges on the road to becoming the mother she is today. First, infertility; second, the loss of a child in in utero; third, the birth of a severely premature son with cerebral palsy. Fabiana is the founder of HandFullHearts.

Fabiana first appeared in episode 7 of the podcast. Listen here.

[12:36] Celeste Headlee: ‘Don’t pick your career based on job titles’

Celeste is author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter and radio host of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Celeste’s TEDx Talk –10 ways to have a better conversation – was one of 2016’s most watched TED talks, with over 12-million views.

Celeste first appeared in episode 8 of the podcast. Listen here.

[15:23] Martin Gibala: ‘Work hard, be humble, get lucky and take risks’

Martin is author of The One Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter Faster Shorter. Martin is a professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and perhaps the leading expert in High Intensity Interval Training.

Martin first appeared in episode 10 of the podcast. Listen here.

[17:20] Jolenta Greenberg: ‘Trust your gut’

Jolenta is host of the By The Book podcast. Every two weeks Jolenta and her co-host Kristen Meinzer pick one self-help book, read it, and follow its instructions precisely. She’s also a stand-up comedian and storyteller based in New York City. Jolenta is author of Modern Harpies – a book she wrote while she was living for two weeks as an ebook author as part of the podcast.

Jolenta first appeared in episode 5 of the podcast. Listen here.

[20:26] Greg Wells: ‘Major obstacles lead to major growth’

Greg Wells is author of The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better and Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes. Greg is a physiologist who does research at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. He is also the host of The Be Better Podcast.

Greg first appeared in episode 6 of the podcast. Listen here.

[23:00] Robert Puff: ‘You can’t live your whole life in the now, you can only live this moment in the now’

Robert Puff is a clinical psychologist and creator of Happiness Podcast, one of the world’s most popular health podcasts. He is author of 17 books including Finding our Happiness Flow.

Robert first appeared in episode 3 of the podcast. Listen here.

[25:33] Luminita D. Saviuc: ‘There’s darkness in people, so trust your intuition’

Luminita D. Saviuc is creator of and author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. The book was based on her blog post 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be HappyHere’s my review of the book.

Luminita first appeared in episode 4 of the podcast. Listen here.

[28:42] Jenny Blake: ‘Stressful thoughts are optional’

Jenny Blake is author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One and host of the Pivot Podcast.

She mentions Byron Katie’s Judge your neighbor worksheet. Find it here.

Jenny first appeared in episode 1 of the podcast. Listen here.

[32:36] Closing words

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