116: Wisdom From A Yogi – Michael Kohan

November 21, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 116: Wisdom From A Yogi - Michael Kohan

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Wisdom From A Yogi

Michael Kohan, or Mukunda Chandra das (affectionately known as Mukunda) is dedicated to helping his clients and students find balance in all aspects of their lives—emotional, spiritual, mental and physical. He is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach and a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher who works with others to help them restore balance in their lives by helping them to make healthier and more conscious lifestyle choices.

CLICK HERE for Michael’s website

CLICK HERE for A free copy of his “Mindful Living And Goal Setting WorkBook”

Michael’s Instagram handle: Your_Wellness_Yogi

On today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • Why tragedy is not a requirement for success
  • Why you are in control of your actions alone and how you handle challenges that come your way
  • A “woe is me” moment for Michael and how he rose from the ashes of that experience
  • Why pivoting in life is crucial
  • How Yoga got him off his parent’s couch
  • What healthy eating means to Michael
  • The esoteric side of food
  • Goal setting & mindfulness
  • Weeding through the noise on exercise diet and personal development
  • The importance of small actionable steps
  • The weapons of mass distraction
  • The beauty is in the journey of life
  • One of the earliest yoga teachings
  • The power of podcasts
  • “long distance” mentors

 

Michael’s Impact: Wants to be remembered as a person who helped people and created a place for people to go to study yoga, spirituality and mindful living in a safe and authentic environment. To develop a learning center in Pennsylvania that people can spend the next 500 years to go to to develop healthy habits and mindful living.

Michael’s nuggets of wisdom

“The suffering is the free will, whether you choose to suffer or not in any situation”

“Yoga gave me the tools I needed to get off the couch and to look at my life and find space to examine who I was as a person”

“When I eat healthy and I have a clean diet, I feel better about who I am as a person”

“Politics, religions, you name it, is an easier conversation to have than when I talk to people about food”

“The food you eat here, affects how somebody else lives down their street”

“Our easiest change is to start with ourselves. The easiest way to start is through diet. It’s the simplest way to change the world”

“If you don’t feel good about your self, and if you don’t feel like you’re moving forward in life, than you’re not going to care about the food you eat. Food is comfort”

“If we’re not growing as an individual, then we’re dying as a person”

“You have to look at your life and say, it’s about how I lived my life today”

“The music that we listen to, the tv that we watch, the books that we read and the food that we eat, that is who we become”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

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115: The Unrehearsed Heart – The Harriet Turk

November 14, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 115: The Unrehearsed Heart - The Harriet Turk

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The Unrehearsed Heart

Harriet Turk has been inspiring teens and adults to discover their true identities and pursue a life of substance for more than 20 years. She has worked as a probation officer, youth programs coordinator, flight attendant, pharmaceutical sales rep, college-level instructor, and nationally-known professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. Harriet is also a mom, friend, sister, and daughter. When she was a teen, Harriet struggled with her own identity crisis. She fell into the trap of feeling like she had to be perfect. This led to an eating disorder that took years to overcome. Harriet’s life experiences have taught her that success and happiness come from celebrating who you are and pursuing a life that honors your strengths and abilities. Because her stories and experiences come from real life, Harriet’s message is authentic, relatable, and compelling.

CLICK HERE for Harriet’s website

CLICK HERE for a free chapter from Harriet’s book, “Transparent Hearts”

Harriet’s twitter handle: @HarrietTurk

On today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • Why tragedy is not a requirement for success
  • How most of us show the rehearsed part of our lives on social media
  • Taking advice with a grain of salt
  • Life lessons from a speaker
  • The importance of being authentic
  • The power of asking close friends and family, “what do you think of me?
  • Outside perception vs. Internal perception of who we are
  • Realizing life doesn’t always have an action plan
  • How to approach the internal dialogue we have with ourselves on a daily basis
  • What to do when you feel like you have no story
  • Raising your awareness to life’s smallest moment
  • Leaning on others for gratitude reminders

Harriet’s Impact:  Remembered as someone who was able to make people feel safe.

Harriet’s nuggets of wisdom

“I just wanted people to realize that life doesn’t have to be full of crazy stuff”

“Practice and try new things until you have enough in your back pocket so if something isn’t working, yo can switch it out at a moments notice”

“Some of my best stories come from just in the moment, thinking, I’m just going to talk about this”

“The more that we give ourselves positive messages, the more we start to live it”

“We are the microwave generation, we want things now. We’ve been taught that if you follow an action plan, you’re going to have success. Sometimes you follow the wrong action plan”

“You set the tone for your life and people will follow you whether your negative or positive”

“Small conversations can end up having majestic moments”

“Capture the moment? lets change that to, be present in the moment”

“Its true, we get so bogged down on how we define success or what’s going on in our lives that we don’t think about the good things”

“If we look for the lessons, just stop, and look for the lessons in what has happened to us, we will see how to be better for the next time”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

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114: The Liberation Experience – Kute Blackson

November 9, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 114: The Liberation Experience - Kute Blackson

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The Liberation Experience

Kute Blackson is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. Kute’s own background and experience lay out the blueprint for his approach to liberating others, setting their gifts and greatness free. Born in Ghana, West Africa, his multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, raised in London, and on 4 different continents defies all stereotype. The son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute was speaking to his fatherʼs congregations, in more than 300 churches, by the age of 8. At the age of 14, he was ordained into his fatherʼs ministry and groomed to carry on the familyʼs spiritual legacy. But his heartʼs truth drew him to separate from his fatherʼs ministry and come to Los Angeles in 1995. Kute courageously and daringly, came to America with two suitcases, and a dream seeking out many of the spiritual and self-help icons who inspired him when he was still a boy. He quickly learned that the outside- in approach had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own process—a process that liberates the individual at the core. This process helps the individual get in touch with who they really. It is a process of breaking free, so that each person can live, give, and share the truest expression of his or her self. This is what he calls “Liberated Living.”

CLICK HERE for Kute’s website & to check out his book, “You Are The One”

In his book you will learn:

  • How to find your life’s purpose and live it fully.
  • Help you release the pain of the past and stop sabotaging your success once and for all.
  • How to forgive, find inner peace and be free.
  • The keys to loving yourself fully and being deeply fulfilled no matter what.
  • The real secret to manifesting your heart’s desires and living an extraordinary life

Kute’s twitter handle: @KuteBlackson

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • A transformational journey with Kute
  • Tips on recreating a “Liberation Experience” right at home
  • The dangers of technology and new age media
  • The importance of listening to ourselves, our hearts and our spirits
  • The mind-body connection
    • The power of what we think and the way we think
  • A powerful lesson Kute learned through writing his book, “You Are The One”

 

Kate’s Impact: He wants to be remembered as someone who reminded people who they truly are. That he saw the greatness in people, in their souls, and reminded them to love. That in his presence, people rose up to go beyond their limits and to remember the truth of their being, that they are a whole, perfect, complete expression of life.

Kute’s nuggets of wisdom

“part of the journey starts at facing death. I think so often we’re so busy avoiding death, we’re so busy running away from death, we’re afraid of death..I think the more we can embrace death and make it our friend, not as some morbid thing, but just face it, embrace it and use it as a reminder to say hey, we don’t have time to waste, because none of us know when that moment is going to happen”

“real freedom is something that transcends the transitory nature of life”

“give up entitlement. No one owes you anything”

“part of living a fulfilled life is really taking some time connecting with ourselves”

“I am a servant to the book, a servant to the message. I serve the book and I’m a messenger on behalf of the book to remind people of who they are”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

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113: Avoiding A Suicide Of The Soul – Kute Blackson

November 7, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 113: Avoiding A Suicide Of The Soul - Kute Blackson

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Avoiding A Suicide Of The Soul

Kute Blackson is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. Kute’s own background and experience lay out the blueprint for his approach to liberating others, setting their gifts and greatness free. Born in Ghana, West Africa, his multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, raised in London, and on 4 different continents defies all stereotype. The son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute was speaking to his fatherʼs congregations, in more than 300 churches, by the age of 8. At the age of 14, he was ordained into his fatherʼs ministry and groomed to carry on the familyʼs spiritual legacy. But his heartʼs truth drew him to separate from his fatherʼs ministry and come to Los Angeles in 1995. Kute courageously and daringly, came to America with two suitcases, and a dream seeking out many of the spiritual and self-help icons who inspired him when he was still a boy. He quickly learned that the outside- in approach had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own process—a process that liberates the individual at the core. This process helps the individual get in touch with who they really. It is a process of breaking free, so that each person can live, give, and share the truest expression of his or her self. This is what he calls “Liberated Living.”

CLICK HERE for Kute’s website

Kute’s twitter handle: @KuteBlackson

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Kute’s first memories
  • Lessons from miracles & his father
  • The importance of following your truth, not other’s expectations
  • How he responded to his life’s calling
  • Asking the question, “Who am I really?”
  • What impedes us from uncovering our truths
  • What shuts down our divine light as we grow from childhood to adulthood (conditioning)
  • The role of fear in our lives
  • Gratitude inside the mind of Kute

Kute’s nuggets of wisdom

“so many of us, we feel a deeper truth in our hearts, we feel a deeper truth of what we’re suppose to do, whether its a relationship, whether it’s our life purpose, whether it’s to start a purpose, and so often we don’t follow the truth”

“When I don’t compromise my heart, when I don’t compromise my truth, when we follow our soul’s knowing, the universe really rises to support us”

“There’s no shortage of people who will tell you who you should be, and the kind of life you should live.”

“We are being lived and breathed by the same consciousness, the same force. What’s breathing me, is breathing you”

“The degree to which we are connected (to our conditioning) is the degree to which we are not free”

“fear is a signal. Fear is signaling to us a part of us that needs attention.”

“we have to give up entitlement”

“To be grateful really requires a surrender of the ego, to life”

Part two with Kute goes live on Wednesday – stay tuned!!

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112: The Warrior Sage Way Of Life – Satyen Raja

October 31, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 112: The Warrior Sage Way Of Life - Satyen Raja

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The Warrior Sage Way Of Life

Satyen Raja, founder and president of WarriorSage, is a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, combining the power of the warrior and the wisdom of the sage. Satyen has invested over three decades on hands-on research and he has led workshops for tens of thousands of individuals internationally in the art of ‘true power’. Satyen’s dramatic style is not for the timid. When Satyen leads, he holds nothing back; he gives you all of himself. Satyen masterfully uses his unique gifts to bring your fears and your unconscious self-limiting patterns to the surface and then resolves them fast.  Using his intuition and his experience, Satyen ripens you by exposing your deepest heart and gifts. He sees you at your core and takes you past your edge where real transformation takes place. If you are seeking real change, the Path of the WarriorSage, although not for the timid, is deep, fast and razor effective. This level of spiritual practice is intense. You must be willing to go into the fire and grow your heart. Satyen offers this opportunity for transformation out of his passion to help you awaken. Satyen is the teacher for you only if you are seeking real change.

CLICK HERE for Satyen’s website & check out his private community!

Satyen’s twitter handle: @SatyenRaja

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Satyen’s 35 year obsession with:

    • improving himself physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually
    • transferring those improvements to others as well
  • How you can help others through helping yourself
  • A deep dive into the warrior sage path
    • Three stages: me, we, sake of all beings
  • How to activate the first stage
  • The importance of equilibrium in our lives
  • Why we are all leaders & followers
  • Discovering deeper callings in life
  • Why fears are teachers
  • How Satyen rebuilt his marriage with his wife
  • Why everything stems out from strong relationships
  • building a peaceful relationship with yourself
  • Lessons from Satyen’s father
  • The difference between peak success and peak existence

Satyen’s nuggets of wisdom

“there’s more to life than gaining”

“lead with what you must do in order to die complete without regrets”

“I like to start my day, I ask myself this question, What can I do today to influence in a positive way”

“Every single day, there’s no stepping back. Every day, one step.”

Satyen’s Impact: Wants to remembered as someone who was forgotten. He wants lives changed and that people had a powerful interaction with him, that their life booms in a particular way, they go in, and in the end, he is forgotten. He is happy to not be remembered 🙂     Powerful!

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

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111: Understanding your hustle in life is crucial – Anthony Trucks

October 24, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 111: Understanding your hustle in life is crucial - Anthony Trucks

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Understanding Your Hustle In Life Is Crucial

Anthony Trucks, former Pro NFL linebacker is no stranger to adversity. From the tender age of three, he was given away to the foster care system to be subjected to years of physical, mental & emotional abuse. From very intense foster family situations, to a NFL career ending injury, to his wife’s affair that left him minutes from taking his own life, to his rise back up to become a highly influential life/business coach and dynamic speaker, Anthony will be the first to tell you that life can change for better or worse in an instant, it all starts with a decision. Every situation we have in life, we are faced with making a decision of what that situation means to us. After watching his foster mom take her last breath after battling MS for 17 years, he decided right then and there that he was going to make his life extraordinary. He now shares that unconditional love that she shared with him and he’s here to share some powerful insights from his life and how we all have the decision to better our own lives and achieve huge goals. We just have to learn to “trust our hustle”.

CLICK HERE for Anthony’s website

Anthony’s twitter handle: @AnthonyTrucks

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Anthony defines the term: Getting sh*t done (GSD)
  • A beautiful description is given how life is not defined by our upbringing
  • Defining “clarity” moments in life
  • How to “Trust Your Hustle”
  • Why most people don’t even START down the path towards success
  • How Anthony applies faith
  • How are beliefs created
  • Why are we quick to trust others but slow to trust ourselves
  • The Dove Study
  • How to take more action that builds self trust
  • Simon Sinek’s Start With Why
  • How Anthony approaches fear
  • What leadership means in the face of adversity and fear
  • How helping yourself first immensely helps others
  • Why happiness comes from how we approach the world
  • Anthony intimately describes how all change in life happens in an instant [i.e. in a decision]
  • One of Anthony’s favorite moment in the NFL

Anthony’s nuggets of wisdom

“I know for a fact that I cannot guarantee that if you work hard or If I work hard, were going to get success, I can’t guarantee. But I can guarantee that if you don’t, you won’t”

“We spend most of our time in the decision making point”

“I have to know, like know, like faith in knowing, that if I put the work in, I will win. If you don’t know that, like to your soul, most of the time, like 95% of the time you’re not going to move”

“It’s the reason that is strong enough, to be able to move you past inevitable setbacks, life’s going to happen. It has to be so deep and so dark, it’s almost embarrassing to share in public”

On fear, “If I’m fearful, there’s a reason I put so much importance on it, so I want to figure it out”

“even if you don’t win. You have to set your own scale for what self worth you have or what your level of success is”

Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Monday – stay tuned!!

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110: Makings Lemonade With Lemons – The Wahmanns

August 30, 2016

Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 110: Makings Lemonade With Lemons - The Wahmanns

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Making Lemonade With Lemons

Robert and Maryann Wahmann are the founders of NCAN, The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network. Founded in 2004, their mission is to intensify awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer including Carcinoid. NCAN provides access to information about NETs, and funding for NET cancer research. For the past 12 years NCAN has provided information and support to NET patients and caregivers through e-mail, our web site, and toll free phone number. Our phone line is open 7 days a week 9 am – 9 pm EST, 365 days a year! The phone line is answered by a patient or a caregiver at all times. This is very important to us . We want you to know the person on the other end of the phone understands first hand about the disease. Several thousand free information packets have been mailed worldwide. We provided many support groups worldwide with information, merchandise, awareness items and financial support.

CLICK HERE for the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

NCAN’s twitter handle: @NetCancerAware

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • How Maryann’s carcinoid cancer was misdiagnosed for 7 years
  • How a lack of information drove Robert and Maryann to found NCAN
  • How NCAN’s conferences allow for doctors and patients to meet and discuss the disease
  • What it takes to walk through life with a long term disease
  • Making lemonade with lemons
  • What it means to Robert and Maryann to be a leader
    • Taking the road less traveled
  • Why they encourage patients to be advocates of their own health
  • The importance of how the delivery of a diagnosis is given
  • What are the symptoms of  neuroendocrine cancer?
  • How someone like Steve Jobs actually died of neuroendocrine cancer, not pancreatic

 

Robert and Maryann’s impact: They want to be remembered for their foundation and for making a difference in people’s lives despite the adversities that may have come their way

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Another episode of the Positivity Effect goes live next Tuesday – stay tuned!!

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108: Goodness Needs To Speak Up – David Gussin

August 17, 2016

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David Gussin is a native Long Islander . Many may know him as the creator of the Everything Bagel and the founder of 516 & 631Ads.com. At heart, he is a natural born networker, bringing people together, igniting local business. However, he is here today to talk about an acronym he developed that needs to be heard around the world: L.E.A.R.N. Let's End All Racism Now.

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107: The Escaping Average Effect – Cynthia Tripathi

August 11, 2016

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Cynthia Tripathi graduated with a 4.0 GPA from college. She accomplished that goal with steadfast persistence, drive, and ambition. With these principles, Cynthia knew she had what it takes to become successful in other facets of life. She is an Amazon Best Selling Author, UPW Firewalker, holds a Bachelors Degree and has an array of professional experience. Cynthia is a Personal Trainer, worked in the financial planning world, and traveled the country for a year teaching people how to eat healthy. With her diverse background and living life outside of her comfort zone, she has discovered the purpose in her life is to grow and constantly progress forward. She has found improving her life to bring enormous fulfillment. She’s now dedicated to sharing everything she’s learned with you! Escaping Average shows you how taking charge of your personal development can transform your life, and also answers the question many people have about initiating change, “Where do I start?” Cynthia’s mission in life is continuous personal development and to help others achieve powerful results from their own life. Achieving fulfillment stems from finding momentum. Learn how to Spark Positive Momentum in your own life and reach your true potential, little by little every day.

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106: Living A Life Of Fulfillment – Cynthia Tripathi

August 8, 2016

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Cynthia Tripathi graduated with a 4.0 GPA from college. She accomplished that goal with steadfast persistence, drive, and ambition. With these principles, Cynthia knew she had what it takes to become successful in other facets of life. She is an Amazon Best Selling Author, UPW Firewalker, holds a Bachelors Degree and has an array of professional experience. Cynthia is a Personal Trainer, worked in the financial planning world, and traveled the country for a year teaching people how to eat healthy. With her diverse background and living life outside of her comfort zone, she has discovered the purpose in her life is to grow and constantly progress forward. She has found improving her life to bring enormous fulfillment. She’s now dedicated to sharing everything she’s learned with you! Escaping Average shows you how taking charge of your personal development can transform your life, and also answers the question many people have about initiating change, “Where do I start?” Cynthia’s mission in life is continuous personal development and to help others achieve powerful results from their own life. Achieving fulfillment stems from finding momentum. Learn how to Spark Positive Momentum in your own life and reach your true potential, little by little every day.

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