Passion Struck with John R. Miles

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Passion Struck® is a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of some of the world’s most insightful people to learn their lessons to creating an intentional life. The show is hosted by John R. Miles - a serial entrepreneur, human performance coach, Navy Veteran, and multi-industry CEO. Miles is known for his passion, preparation, and gift of teasing out his guests‘ secrets to overcoming the odds and saying ”I CAN” to life-changing opportunities. This authentic, entertaining, and heartfelt podcast is changing lives by teaching the routines, mindsets, habits, principles, and actions that lead to becoming Passion Struck. The show aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact the world by providing inspiring enjoyable, energetic, positive, and hyper-useful content—new episodes Tuesdays and Fridays. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. Live life today, PASSION STRUCK.

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Admiral James Stavridis on the Bold Decision to Risk It All EP 140
59:30

Admiral James Stavridis - The Bold Decision To Risk It All. | Brought to you by Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck 

 

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) spent more than thirty years in the U. S. Navy, rising to the rank of four-star admiral. He was Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and previously commanded U. S. Southern Command, overseeing military operations through Latin America. He holds a Ph. D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he recently served five years as dean. He received fifty medals in the course of his military career. He has published ten books, including To Risk it All, Sailing Tru North, and 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, with Elliott Ackerman, and is the chief international analyst for NBC News.

--► Buy Admiral Stavridis' New Book To Risk it All: https://amzn.to/3lwfAU6  (Amazon link)

--► Citadel Commencement Speech: https://youtu.be/uO8CH8Hjrgg 

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What I discuss with Admiral James Stavridis
  • 0:00 Teaser and announcements
  • 3:00 Introducing Admiral James Staridis In this episode
  • 5:23 The power of decision making
  • 7:44 The Amazing Story of Petty Officer Dorie Miller
  • 13:22 Admiral Michelle Howard's moment of truth
  • 18:39 The concept of how time slows down
  • 27:27 Why Ernest Edwin Evans received the Medal of Honor 
  • 32:18 Why Admiral Zheng He is a revered figure in China
  • 37:09 The vital importance of India in the global balance of power
  • 42:46 Why creativity is at the heart of our character
  • 44:51 Admiral Stavridis discusses his Citadel Commencement Speech
  • 48:47 The character traits ADM Stavridis learned from his father
  • 52:26 The opportunity for mentorship and leadership
  • 56:20 Show wrap-up and analysis
To Risk It All

Admiral Stavridis joins us to discuss his new book To Risk It All where he delivers a master class in decision-making under pressure seen through the prism of some of the most heroic acts in the 250-year history of the United States Navy.

The decision-makers Stavridis profiles range from the American Revolutionary War to the present day, for example:

  • Doris “Dorie” Miller, was the first Black American awarded the Navy Cross after he bravely remained on a sinking ship at Pearl Harbor to help his crewmates.
  • Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, whose ability to simultaneously delegate authority yet bear full responsibility was instrumental in the 2009 rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.
  • Civil War Navy admiral David Farragut, whose adaptability to new technologies and decisive actions based on calculated odds defined his success.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on my channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). --

Where you can find Admiral James Stavridis:

* Website: https://admiralstav.com/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stavridisjam/

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimstavridis/

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.stavridis

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/stavridisj

 

Links

* My interview with Vice Admiral Ted Carter

* My interview with Navy Seal and Astronaut Chris Cassidy

* My interview with Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet

* My interview with astronaut Captain Wendy Lawrence

* My interview with Navy Seal Mark Divine

* My interview with Gretchen Rubin about knowing yourself

* My interview with Dr. Michelle Segar on her new book "The Joy Choice"

* My most recent solo episode on why your brain dictates your reality and how to boost its performance

*My Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

 -- Welcome to Passion Struck podcast, a show where you get to join me in exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's most inspiring everyday heroes to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

* Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

*Stay tuned for my latest project, my upcoming book, which will be published in the summer 2022.

FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://johnrmiles.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

 

 

May 24, 2022
Why We Become What We Think About w/ John R. Miles EP 139
24:21

John R. Miles - Why we become what we think about and seven ways you can build positive beliefs | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://www.masterworks.io/ code passion)

Notable American radio speaker and author Earl Nightingale once said, “We become what we think about.” This truthful statement embodies and emphasizes just how vital our mindsets and beliefs are to creating the lives we live.

-- ► Full show notes: https://passionstruck.com/you-become-what-you-believe/ 

-- ► Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

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*Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck.

This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Masterworks:

* Masterworks - 66% of Billionaires Collect Art, so Why Aren’t You? Low Minimums, Simple and Exciting. You Can Use Art as an Alternative Investment to Diversify Your Portfolio. Blue-Chip Artwork. Go to https://www.masterworks.io/ and use code passion to start.

Why do we become our beliefs?

A belief is any cognitive notion that is held as accurate. It is the acceptance that something exists, even though its existence cannot be proved. This means that the potency of a belief is entirely dependent on a person’s choice to accept or reject it.

Take, for example, two people with similar qualifications who are given $1000 to use for starting a new business. One of them believes they can start a business, profit, and earn thousands of dollars — a beneficial belief. In contrast, the other person believes $1,000 is too little to start anything of meaning and fails to start anything — a restricting belief.

Show Links

Questions that you and your friends or family members can discuss about this episode:

  • What are beliefs and how are they formed?.
  • What did you find most inspiring about the story of Sean Stephenson?
  • What can you learn about the self-limiting beliefs from Stephenson's story?
  • What is the most fascinating thing about our belief system?
  • What are the differences between beneficial and restricting beliefs?
  • What are seven things you can do to form more beneficial beliefs?
  • What steps will you take after hearing today’s episode to change your beliefs?

Interested in reading the transcript for the episode? Check it out here.

Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements
  • 3:04 Why do we become our beliefs?
  • 6:00 The story of how Sean Stephenson overcame limiting beliefs
  • 10:10 How do beliefs work?
  • 12:06 How the Placebo Effect influences what we believe
  • 13:08 Seven things you can do to create beneficial beliefs
  • 20:07 Why the real prisons exist in our minds
  • 21:46 Analysis and wrap-up
Follow John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://johnrmiles.com

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

May 20, 2022
Chrystal Rose on Why a Life Without Passion Is Like a Life Without Air EP 138
53:55

Chrystal Rose on why a life without passion is like a life without air | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://www.masterworks.io/ code passion)

Chrystal Rose is a serial entrepreneur, transformative coach for high achievers, and the host of two podcasts, Self Love for Breakfast and Breathwork Bestie. She is dedicated to helping business owners, coaches and corporate rockstars shift from a place of hustle to living their dream life. 

-- ► Full show notes: https://passionstruck.com/chrystal-rose-on-a-life-without-passion/ 

-- ► Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

--► Subscribe to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/passion-struck-with-john-r-miles/id1553279283

*Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck.

This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Masterworks:

* Masterworks - 66% of Billionaires Collect Art, so Why Aren’t You? Low Minimums, Simple and Exciting. You Can Use Art as an Alternative Investment to Diversify Your Portfolio. Blue-Chip Artwork. Go to https://www.masterworks.io/ and use code passion to start.

What I discuss with Chrystal Rose:
  • 0:00 Teaser and Announcements
  • 2:57 Introducing Chrystal Rose
  • 6:07 Why she finds herself very multi-passionate
  • 9:19 Why compassion and love are her superpowers
  • 14:40 How there is a hyper-focus on the external world
  • 18:18 Striking a balance between self-love and unhealthy self-love
  • 27:42 Why she loves working with women business owners
  • 30:07 The social conditioning we face in the workforce
  • 33:26 Shifting the mental paradigm
  • 36:52 Why we don't live in our present moment
  • 39:43 We discuss her two podcasts Self-Love for Breakfast and Breathwork Bestie
  • 43:29 Breathwork advice
  • 47:30 Rapid round of questions
  • 50:46 Show Wrap Up and Synthesis

In this episode, Chrystal Rose joins us to share her wisdom on why she has decided to close her Women’s Boutique to focus more on her passion for coaching businesswomen, and how she overcame childhood trauma. We discuss the importance of self-love and the best place to start practicing it. Why people feel like they have to work so hard and push themselves to burnout in order to be successful. How we can actually make more by doing less. How perfectionism, being a control freak and people-pleasing aren't actually personality traits.

Where can you find Chrystal Rose

* Website: http://chrystalrose.com/ 

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrystalrose/ 

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xtalrose/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/xtal_rose 

Links

* My interview with Susan Cain on her new book "Bittersweet"

* My interview with Gretchen Rubin about knowing yourself

* My interview with Dr. Michelle Segar on her new book "The Joy Choice"

* My most recent solo episode on why your brain dictates your reality and how to boost its performance

*My Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

 

 -- Welcome to Passion Struck podcast, a show where you get to join me in exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's most inspiring everyday heroes to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

* Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

*Stay tuned for my latest project, my upcoming book, which will be published in the summer 2022.

FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://johnrmiles.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

May 18, 2022
Jordan Harbinger on Why Building Your Legacy Is Greater Than Currency EP 137
41:53

Jordan Harbinger on Why Building Your Legacy Is Greater Than Currency | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://www.masterworks.io/ code passion)

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned podcast interviewer with an approachable style and knack for securing high-profile guests. His podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show, was selected as part of Apple’s “Best of 2018.”

-- ► Full show notes: https://passionstruck.com/jordan-harbinger-on-why-building-your-legacy-is-greater-than-currency/ 

-- ► Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

--► Subscribe to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/passion-struck-with-john-r-miles/id1553279283

*Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck.

This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Masterworks:

* Masterworks - 66% of Billionaires Collect Art, so Why Aren’t You? Low Minimums, Simple and Exciting. You Can Use Art as an Alternative Investment to Diversify Your Portfolio. Blue-Chip Artwork. Go to https://www.masterworks.io/ and use code passion to start.

What I discuss with Jordan Harbinger:

In this episode, Jordan Harbinger joins us to share his wisdom on building a top-ranked podcast with 11 million monthly views and discusses why he runs it as a lifestyle business. He goes into the legacy he wants to leave through the podcast and why he doesn't value materialism.

Hailing from Michigan, Jordan was an inquisitive kid who was fascinated by the internet at an early age. He went to law school at the University of Michigan and landed a job on Wall Street as a corporate lawyer before becoming one of the first podcasters in 2006.

  • 0:00 Intro and annoucements
  • 3:08 Introducing Jordan Harbinger
  • 5:08 The core values he developed growing up in Michigan
  • 8:43 The transition from attorney to podcast host
  • 12:43 Why he doesn't trade his time for more money
  • 16:11 The importance of balance and shared experiences
  • 19:21 Jordan's focus on lifelong learning and impact
  • 23:00 Why creating a legacy is greater than currency
  • 26:00 FOMO and interviewing high achievers
  • 29:40 Why he is called the 'Larry King' of Podcasting
  • 31:00 The significance of his interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
  • 36:20 Feedback Friday
  • 37:35 Show Wrap Up and Synthesis
Where can you find Jordan Harbinger

* Website: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/

* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLcx_fFZ3GlLXO5anHSm9w

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger/

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejordanharbingershow 

Links

* My interview with Susan Cain on her new book "Bittersweet"

* My interview with Gretchen Rubin about knowing yourself

* My interview with Dr. Michelle Segar on her new book "The Joy Choice"

* My most recent solo episode on why your brain dictates your reality and how to boost its performance

*My Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

 

 -- Welcome to Passion Struck podcast, a show where you get to join me in exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's most inspiring everyday heroes to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

* Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

*Stay tuned for my latest project, my upcoming book, which will be published in the summer 2022.

FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://johnrmiles.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

May 16, 2022
Why Your Brain Dictates Your Reality and 5 Ways to Boost It w/ John R. Miles EP 136
24:32

John R. Miles - How to build the brain you cherish. | Brought to you by Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck) and Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck).

In today's episode of the Passion Struck Podcast, I will be providing you with in-depth information on the fascinating organ we call the brain through the amazing story of Phineas Gage. I will educate you on how vital your brain health is to your reality and experience of life. Lastly, I will show you 5 key ways through which it can be kept healthy and improved for optimum functionality.

Sponsors:

* Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. Save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to https://babbel.com/PASSIONSTRUCK.

* Enjoy great coffee with Trade Coffee. Get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck.

* Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck

Thank you for listening to the podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

Show Links

Questions that you and your friends or family members can discuss about this episode:

  • Discuss with your friends and families the complexity of the brain.
  • What did you find most inspiring about the story of Phineas Gage?
  • What can you learn about the brain from Gage's story?
  • What is the most fascinating thing about the brain?
  • What steps will you stake after hearing today’s episode to change your behavior and choices?

Interested in reading the transcript for the episode? Check it out here.

Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements
  • 3:00 Why your brain determines your reality
  • 5:11 Story of Phineas Gage and its impact on brain research
  • 9:40 How do you re-wire the brain for peak performance?
  • 10:02 The impact of diet on a healthy brain
  • 11:38 The impact of exercise on brain performance
  • 14:17 The impact of music on brain performance
  • 15:40 The impact of sleep on brain performance
  • 17:21 The impact of meditation on brain performance
  • 19:00 Synthesis and wrap up
Follow John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://johnrmiles.com

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

May 13, 2022
Dr. Michelle Segar on Why We Need to Shift to the Joy Choice EP 135
01:06:44

Dr. Michelle Segar - Why we need to shift to the JOY CHOICE. | Brought to you by Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck) and Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck). 

Dr. Michelle Segar is an award-winning, NIH-funded sustainable behavior change researcher at the University of Michigan and a lifestyle coach. She is the author of the best-selling book No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. For nearly three decades, she has pioneered methods to create sustainable healthy behavior change that is being used to boost patient health, employee well-being, and gym membership retention. On April 26th, she released her latest book the Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise, which the Big Idea Club selected as one of their 22 books they cannot wait to read in 2022. She also wrote the bestselling book No Sweat. She is a sought-after expert and is frequently featured in major media like the New York Times, NPR, Forbes, and Prevention.

The Secret to Sustainable Behavior Change

On the Passion Struck Podcast, Michelle and I discuss how optimal living 101 and how the secret sauce to sustainable behavior change is the consistent choices that we make throughout our day. If we want to achieve sustainable change, lasting change, where we need to put our attention is on these micro choices.

The Joy Choice: https://amzn.to/3MTAVTc 

No Sweat: https://amzn.to/39MFIHZ

Thank you for listening to this interview. I hope you also keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles 

Sponsors:

* Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. Save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to https://babbel.com/PASSIONSTRUCK.

* Enjoy great coffee with Trade. Get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck.

* Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck 

Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements and introducing Dr. Michelle Segar
  • 4:41 Michelle's passion for the creating healthy behavior change
  • 8:32 Why the Joy Choice is about the power of micro choices
  • 12:13 Defuncting the myths about habit change
  • 17:10 Why our life is like forever blowing bubbles
  • 21:37 How to learn to accept that being perfectly imperfect is fine
  • 27:00 Overcoming the perfection rabbit hole
  • 31:50 Behavior change is not starting and stopping. It is sustaining.
  • 36:32 Overcoming the Tornado of TODOs
  • 41:00 The POP tool for enabling adult play
  • 47:42 The four core decision disruptors - Temptation, Rebellion, Accommodation, Perfection
  • 56:00 The Wonder Women Effect
  • 59:20 Why we need to be giving grace
  • 1:01:30 Show wrap-up and synthesis
Stay Connected with Dr. Michelle Segar

* Website: https://michellesegar.com/ 

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleSegar 

* LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellelsegar/ 

* University of Michigan: https://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/people/michelle-segar/ 

Show Links

* Interview with Susan Cain

* Interview with Astronaut Nicole Stott

* Solo Episode on the Power of Choice: https://passionstruck.com/the-power-of-choice-why-our-choices-are-powerful/ 

* Solo Episode on Why Accepting Yourself is the key to your life: https://passionstruck.com/why-accepting-yourself-is-the-key/ 

*Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

Follow John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

 

May 11, 2022
Gretchen Rubin on the Key to Happiness Is Knowing Yourself EP 134
57:28

Gretchen Rubin - The Key to Happiness Is Knowing Yourself | Brought to you by Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck and Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck).

Gretchen Rubin is an expert on understanding human nature and being able to explain complex emotional topics in easy-to-digest ways. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project, Better Than Before, Outer Order Inner Calm, and Happier at Home. Gretchen has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three and a half million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.

The Key to Happiness is Knowing Yourself

On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” Fast Company named Gretchen to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, and eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman.

On the Passion Struck podcast I discuss with Gretchen the life lessons she learned clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. How during that clerkship she realized that her purpose was to become a writer and not a lawyer. How the study of human nature became her purpose and the key to knowing yourself. The difference between happiness and being happy. Her views on how negative experiences influence our happiness. The importance of decluttering our lives and why doing so brings us more joy, building habits, the key role they play in building happiness and so much more.

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Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements and introducing Gretchen Rubin
  • 4:20 Clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Conner
  • 6:29 What led Gretchen Rubin to be a writer?
  • 9:15 Why understanding human nature became Gretchen Rubin's passion
  • 10:43 The keys to knowing yourself
  • 14:08 The difference between happiness and being happier
  • 15:59 Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast
  • 23:15 The important role of negative experiences
  • 26:44 How does one identify the priorities in their lives?
  • 32:30 Don't reject your life, change your life
  • 34:30 The role of habit formation on happiness
  • 37:30 What are the two types of expectations we all face?
  • 42:50 Gretchen Rubin's the happier app 46:00 Disproportionate connection between outer order and inner calm
  • 48:00 Rapid Round of Questions
  • 51:30 Episode wrap up and synthesis
Stay Connected with Gretchen Rubin

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/gretchenrubin

* LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenrubin/

* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GretchenRubinNY

* Happier App: https://thehappierapp.com/

Links from the show

* Books by Gretchen Rubin:

* Interview with Susan Cain

* Interview with Astronaut Nicole Stott

*Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

Follow John on the Socials:

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

May 09, 2022
Why Self-Acceptance Is the KEY to Creating Your BEST LIFE with John R. Miles EP 133
24:07

Why Self-Acceptance is the Key to Creating Your Best Life. Sam Berns's inspirational story and what we can learn from his courageous life. | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://masterworks.io use code passion to start).

Self-acceptance entails ultimately valuing all parts of yourself — both the desirable and undesirable. It means you understand your current reality, come to terms with it, and aspire to live your life as best as possible. Self-acceptance is perhaps the most incredible gift you can give to yourself.

Thank you Feedspot for selecting the Passion Struck as one of the world's most inspirational podcasts.

Self-Acceptance - The Courageous Story of Sam Berns

I will be opening your hearts and minds to the need to love and accept yourself for who you are through the inspirational story of Sam Berns. Additionally, I will lay out practical actions you can take to achieve self-acceptance ultimately.

Sam Berns was diagnosed with a rare, rapid aging disease when he was 2. Sam lived a short but fulfilling life. Just before his untimely death at the age of 17, he was a junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts. He achieved the highest honors and earned percussion section leader in the high school marching band during his time there. He also made the prestigious Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday. This episode of the Passion Struck Podcast is dedicated to Sam, progeria research, and the inspiring way he lived. Sam Berns Tedx Talk has 48 Million views: https://youtu.be/36m1o-tM05g

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Questions that you and your friends or family members can discuss about this episode:
  • What gets in the way of you accepting yourself for who you are?
  • What did you find most inspiring about the story of Sam Berns? How can you apply his story to your life? What would you do if you were in his shoes?
  • What can you learn about accepting yourself from Sam’s story?
  • How is your acceptance of yourself getting in the way of your goals and aspirations?
  • What steps will you stake after hearing today’s episode to change your behavior and choices?
Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements and introduction of accepting yourself
  • 4:17 Inspiring story of Sam Berns
  • 7:35 Why do people feel unsatisfied with who they are?
  • 9:38 What are the implications of not accepting yourself
  • 12:28 How can you learn to accept yourself?
  • 16:28 What are the benefits of loving and accepting yourself?
  • 17:07 Letting go of the false image we create of ourselves
  • 19:29 Synthesis and show wrap-up
Links on Self-Acceptance

* My interview with Astronaut Nicole Stott: https://passionstruck.com/nicole-stott-back-to-earth/ 

* My interview with former WNBA player Anne O'Neil: https://passionstruck.com/anne-oneil-how-life-is-strategy-by-design/ 

* My interview with Laurie Singer on Why There is Hope: https://passionstruck.com/laurie-singer-on-why-youre-not-crazy/ 

* Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses the importance of self-love in Episode 104

* John explains why materialism is impacting your success and happiness in episode 96.

* Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

* Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don't panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

* How do you strengthen your relationship with your best self? Explore episode 110.

Find John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

May 06, 2022
Anne O’Neil on Why Life Like Sports Is a Strategy by Design EP 132
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Anne O'Neil (@heyanneoneil) on our life like sports is a strategy by design. | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://masterworks.io/ - use code passion to start).

Anne O’Neil is a former WNBA player for the Sacramento Monarchs and a Division 1 Academic and Athletic All-American at Iowa State University where she played for Bill Fennelly. She broke the Iowa High School State scoring record and was later inducted into the Iowa Girls Basketball Hall of Fame. Following a 12-year tenure in the athletic and healthcare industries, she took her expertise to Palo Alto Networks where she is a cyber transformational leader. She is also the host host of the Get Busy Livin podcast.

Strategy by Design

On the Passion Struck Podcast, Anne and I discuss how life, like basketball, is really strategy by design. And just as each play, makes a difference for each individual game, the same holds true for the moments that make up our daily activities. She believes that ferocity taught her how to read and know where to move her body ahead of time, where to pass the ball ahead of time, and where her teammates were going to be able to shine.

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Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements and Anne O'Neil Introduction
  • 3:33 Discovering passion for basketball
  • 6:13 Working to elevate her game
  • 8:14 Leading the State of Iowa in scoring
  • 10:41 The challenge of playing college sports
  • 13:42 Developing the mindset on being the best
  • 17:04 College transfer pool
  • 18:54 How to build resilience in sports
  • 23:00 Legacy of Bill Fennelly on women's college basketball
  • 27:02 College vs being a professional athlete
  • 31:00 Mentally preparing for a life after sports
  • 34:00 How do you play aggressive yet under control?
  • 38:37 Importance of a quality routine
  • 41:52 Get Busy Livin podcast
  • 45:30 Cybersecurity leadership
  • 50:26 Lightening round of questions
  • 54:36 Wrap up and synthesis
FOLLOW ANNE O'NEIL

*Website: https://www.anneoneil.co/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyanneoneil/

*Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/get-busy-livin-anne-oneil-cqLRmXu8AV3/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heyanneoneil/

Links

* Interview with Former SEAL Commander Mark Divine

* Interview with NASCAR Driver Jesse Iwuji

* Interview with Astronaut Chris Cassidy

* Interview with Astronaut Wendy Lawrence

* Interview with Astronaut Kayla Barron

*Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

*Solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

*Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

Follow John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

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* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

 

 

May 04, 2022
Nicole Stott on Back to Earth: Combining the Awe and Wonder of Space Exploration with the Healing Power of Art EP 131
01:01:56

Nicole Stott on back to earth: combining the awe and wonder of space exploration with the healing power of art. | Brought to you by Masterworks (https://www.masterworks.io/ code passion).

Nicole is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book "Back to Earth ~ What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet - And Our Mission To Protect It."  She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone's appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth.

She is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days as a crew member on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle.  She is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight, she was a crew member on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory.

Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet - Our Mission is to Protect it: https://amzn.to/38Aw5vh 

Thank you Feedspot for selecting the Passion Struck as one of the world's most inspirational podcasts.

Combining Space Exploration with Art

Nicole believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth.

On her post-NASA mission, Nicole is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation --- uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. 

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Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Announcements and Introduction of Nicole Stott
  • 5:06 How St. Pete College set Nicole up for success
  • 8:54 Working at Kennedy Space Center and becoming an astronaut
  • 12:12 Realizing the simplicity of life's decisions
  • 15:47 The evolution of the impact of women at NASA
  • 19:19 Permitting yourself to dream the dream
  • 21:15 The Overview Effect - How it transforms an astronaut's perspective
  • 27:57 Grounding also called earthing, electrically reconnects you to the earth.
  • 29:34 What's it like to do a spacewalk?
  • 34:38 Similarities between astronauts and aquanauts
  • 38:03 National Geographic's "One Strange Rock"
  • 40:10 Nicole Stott discusses why she wrote "Back to Earth"
  • 45:32 How polar exploration is like space exploration
  • 49:05 Space for Arts Foundation
  • 55:43 Rapid round of questions
  • 58:52 Wrap up and synthesis

 

Show Links

 

*a Solo episode on work-life balance: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AZksXySbYVoMPMuma5DpB?si=_VPv5sn3QBCq2pYVh-LXkg

 

* A solo episode on overcoming burnout: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5keAXxjRs3Q8NKZYWBlPXS?si=N-nf0iQjThSzgsCAutPVPA 

 

*A Solo episode on how you stop living in fear: https://passionstruck.com/how-do-you-stop-living-in-fear/ 

 

Follow Nicole Stott

*Website: https://www.npsdiscovery.com/

*Space For Art Foundation: https://www.spaceforartfoundation.org/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astro_nicole/

*Twitter: https://twitter.com/Astro_Nicole

*Follow Space for Art Foundation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spaceforartfoundation 

*Follow Space for Art Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceForArtFoundation 

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​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

 

May 03, 2022
How Do You STOP Living in Fear and Letting It CONTROL You? with John R. Miles EP 130
22:59

John R. Miles - How do you stop living in fear and letting it control you. Fears are not just passively forgotten, they must be actively unlearned. Brought to you by Raycon (https://buyraycon.com/passionstruck) and Athletic Greens (https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck).

The Neuroscience Behind Fear

We need to realize that fear is just an emotion that is utterly dependent on our thoughts at the end of the day. It does not have to control our lives and can be effectively unlearned. Fear is a complicated thing. In today's episode, I will be taking you on an in-depth journey into the world of the emotion called fear, explaining the neuroscience of fear, giving you details on how fear is learned, and equipping you with knowledge on how you can effectively unlearn fear.

Thank you for listening. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles 

Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

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Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Introducing episode on unlearning fears
  • 4:33 How did British Olympian Adam Peaty learn the fear of the water and overcome it?
  • 7:31 The evolution and psychology of fear
  • 9:29 The neuroscience of fear
  • 10:50 The science of how fear is learned
  • 12:35 How do you unlearn fear?
  • 15:58 Fear does not have to control our lives
  • 17:25 Episode wrap-up and synthesis
Links on Unlearning Fear

* Watch my video with Liz Fosslien on her new book "Big Feelings:" https://youtu.be/pKupqaUlPpo 

* Big Feelings: How to be Okay When Things Are Not Okay: https://amzn.to/3rYeJiO (Amazon Link)

* Laurie Singer's Book: You're Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions, and Fetishes: https://amzn.to/3Koz47l  (links to Amazon)

* My interview with Laurie Singer on Why There is Hope: https://passionstruck.com/laurie-singer-on-why-youre-not-crazy/ 

* Dr. Marie Fang's video on learned helplessness: https://youtu.be/YOJBL8uLT2U

* Click Here for the Transcript: https://johnrmiles.com/unlearn-fear-why-fears-are-not-just-forgotten/

* 9 Simple Ways to Create Work-Life Balance: https://passionstruck.com/create-work-life-balance-9-simple-ways/

* Baby Elephant Syndrome: https://ourlegacyfoundation.org/baby-elephant-syndrome/

*Learned Helplessness at Fifty: Insights from Neuroscience: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4920136/

* PLOS One research: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0249056

* American Psychological Association research: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2001-18225-005

* Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses the importance of self-love in Episode 104

* John explains why materialism is impacting your success and happiness in episode 96.

* Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

* Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don't panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

* How do you strengthen your relationship with your best self? Explore episode 110.

Find John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

 

Apr 29, 2022
Laurie Singer on You’re Not Crazy: There is Hope for Those Experiencing Anxiety, Obsessions, or Fetishes EP 129
57:11

Laurie Singer - You're Not Crazy: There is hope for those experiencing anxiety, obsessions, or fetishes. | Brought to you by Raycon (https://buyraycon.com/passionstruck) and Athletic Greens (https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck).

Laurie Singer is a board-certified licensed marriage and family therapist in applied behavior analysis. Motivated by the tragic death of her son in the late 80s, she devoted her life to the field of mental health.  She started her own company to create a team approach for helping individuals resolve behavioral and other mental health issues by applying behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Laurie and I discuss how she developed the passion to compete in endurance challenges and what it was like for her to be indoctrinated into the Hall of Fame. The impact on her life from the death of her young son. Why does she believe that anyone who is stuck can become unstuck? How she develops plans that help individuals gain confidence by achieving their goals that they set for themselves. We discussed the strong scientific evidence and understanding that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are highly interdependent how she helps those who suffered deeply from anxiety and its manifestations and so much more.

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Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Announcements and Laurie Singer Introduction
  • 3:32 Becoming a star endurance athlete
  • 7:06 100 mile endurance challenge
  • 8:33 How to build mental toughness
  • 10:33 Her son's sickness and how it has impacted her life's direction
  • 15:22 Laurie discusses her unique approach to cognitive behavioral therapy
  • 19:02 Treating OCD and Anxiety disorders
  • 22:57 What does chronic loneliness do to a person?
  • 26:39 Creating a solution-based approach to mental health disorders
  • 28:30 The importance of choice in our life
  • 32:03 Her book You’re Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions, and Fetishes
  • 36:12 Why we are storytellers of our own life
  • 40:33 Overcoming the shrouds that disguise our identity
  • 46:11 Creating a mindset that you want to help people
  • 48:09 Rapid round of questions
  • 53:56 Show wrap up

 

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

Apr 27, 2022
Liz Fosslien on Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay EP 128
01:07:37

Liz Fosslien - Big Feelings: how to be okay when things are not okay. | Brought to you by Raycon (https://buyraycon.com/passionstruck) and Athletic Greens (https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck).

Liz is an expert on how to make work better and the co-author (Mollie West Duffy) and illustrator of the books Big Feelings and No Hard Feelings. Liz also leads content and communications at Humu, a company that uses behavioral science to make it easy for leaders and their teams to improve. Her work has been featured by TED, The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, and NPR.

Overwhelmed by Big Feelings

Uncertainty. Anger. Despair. Envy. When you’re overwhelmed by big feelings, it can seem like you’re the only one who is struggling. But having difficult emotions doesn’t mean you’re malfunctioning. It means you’re human. Weaving surprising science with personal stories and original illustrations, each chapter of the new book Big Feelings examines one uncomfortable feeling—like envy, burnout, and anxiety—and lays out strategies for making it manageable.

Big Feelings is an insightful and approachable Illustrated Guide to Handling our most difficult emotions

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Follow Liz Fosslien

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lizandmollie/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/lizandmollie LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-fosslien/

Links Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Liz Fosslien introduction and announcements
  • 4:25 Why we are taught that feeling bad is bad.
  • 11:58 The big reveal.
  • 15:34 Why Liz felt it was so important to write Big Feelings.
  • 19:34 Why our self-narrative both helps and hurts our identity.
  • 22:02 Why it is becoming harder for people to find balance and alleviate burnout.
  • 25:13 The importance of post-traumatic growth
  • 9:22 Effortless Perfection and Susan Cain's Bittersweet
  • 36:56 Detaching your self-worth from what you do for work
  • 46:10 The big feelings assessment
  • 50:14 How to let go of what you can’t control.
  • 54:21 The topic of uncertainty, the myths around it, and how you work through it.
  • 57:49 We discuss her popular Instagram page.
  • 1:01:58 Show wrap up.
Follow John on the Socials:

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

Apr 26, 2022
What is Learned Helplessness and Six Ways You Can Unlearn It? with John R. Miles EP 127
26:24

How do you go from learned helplessness to learned optimism? Six ways you can unlearn learned helplessness. | Brought to you by Athletic Greens (https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck) and Trade Coffee Company ((https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck).

What Is Learned Helplessness and How Do You Overcome It?

In this episode of Passion Struck, I discuss learned helplessness psychology, unravel why we learn helplessness, the consequences of it in our lives, and provide six steps through which you can break free from its hold and become your true self via learned optimism.

Thank you for listening to the podcast. I hope you also keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

Episode Sponsor

This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Trade Coffee Company.

Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck.

Timestamps
  • 0:00 Episode teaser and announcements
  • 2:47 The experience brought on by learned helplessness
  • 4:21 Story of learned helplessness psychology (Baby Elephant Syndrome)
  • 7:47 What does it mean to learn helplessness?
  • 9:23 How is helplessness learned?
  • 10:01 Learned helplessness psychology: what factors affect our ability to help ourselves
  • 11:40 What are the consequences of learned helplessness?
  • 14:26 Six steps to overcome learned helplessness?
  • 17:40 Breaking free from learned helplessness
  • 19:48 Wrap up and analysis
Links on Learned Helplessness

* Martin Seligman's Interview on learned helplessness: https://youtu.be/0wE8C-ErkcY

* Angela Duckworth's Grit Scale Quiz: https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

* Angela Duckworth's Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance: https://amzn.to/36z9X3K  (links to Amazon)

* Dr. Marie Fang's video on learned helplessness: https://youtu.be/YOJBL8uLT2U

* Click Here for the Transcript: https://johnrmiles.com/what-is-learned-helplessness/ 

* 9 Simple Ways to Create Work-Life Balance: https://passionstruck.com/create-work-life-balance-9-simple-ways/

* Baby Elephant Syndrome: https://ourlegacyfoundation.org/baby-elephant-syndrome/

*Learned Helplessness at Fifty: Insights from Neuroscience: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4920136/

* PLOS One research: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0249056

* American Psychological Association research: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2001-18225-005

* Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses the importance of self-love in Episode 104

* John explains why materialism is impacting your success and happiness in episode 96.

* Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

* Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don't panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

* How do you strengthen your relationship with your best self? Explore episode 110.

Find John on the Socials:

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Apr 22, 2022
Kate Gilman Williams on Why Advocacy has No Age Limits and Anyone Can Make a Difference EP 126
33:50

Kate Gilman Williams — How kids can save animals, why advocacy has no age limit and anyone can make a difference. | Brought to you by Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck).

Kate is the Founder of Kids Can Save Animals, Founder of Club 15 – an extension of Project 15 from Microsoft, and Author! She launched Kids Can Save Animals to connect her generation with world-renowned conservation organizations, technologists, policymakers, and global leaders who work to save wildlife and wild spaces. Her goal is to save endangered animals.

Born Free USA

Kate was recently named the first Youth Ambassador for Born Free USA. In her role, Kate will speak to her generation about the exploitation and suffering of animals living in captivity, educate kids and teens that animals being used for any kind of human entertainment is wrong, what the illegal pet trade is, and how we all can help end the wildlife trade and trophy hunting.

Let's Go On Safari

At age 8, Kate authored the book Let’s Go On Safari! which takes readers on a safari adventure and encourages children to speak up for animals who don’t have a voice.  All sales from the book support the Jane Goodall Institute, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Re:Wild.  So far, her book has raised over $15,000 for her conservation partners. When Penguin Random House in South Africa picked up Let’s Go On Safari! Kate became the youngest author in history to sign two publishing contracts resulting in a global title release.

In the Summer of 2021, Kate partnered with Jenn Hartmann Luck, Austin-based singer, and songwriter, to produce a song “Kids Can Save Animals.” With each download, 15% supports Re:Wild where Leonardo DiCaprio is the founding board member.

Enjoy

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Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Announcements and Guest Introduction
  • 3:56 How Kate Gilman Williams became an advocate for animals
  • 5:31 The youngest published author in history
  • 6:25 Why the cheetah is an endangered species
  • 7:51 Why an elephant is killed every 15 minutes
  • 9:23 Favorite Club 15 podcast interview guests
  • 10:01 How technology is saving animals
  • 11:47 Kate discusses her new song "Kids Can Save Animals"
  • 13:15 Why Microsoft is supporting animal advocacy
  • 15:09 Kate's interest in saving ocean life
  • 16:32 Lessons learned from podcasting
  • 17:00 Why anyone can make a difference in the world
  • 18:01 Why finding a mentor is important
  • 18:45 Advocacy has no age limit 19:02 How kids can become leaders in their community
  • 20:33 In 10 years we can lose all elephants on the planet
  • 21:29 The northern white rhino preservation
  • 22:18 Born Free USA and quarters for Koalas
  • 23:42 If something is important you will pursue it
  • 25:46 The future of Club 15
  • 26:17 Greta Thunberg
  • 29:18 Wrap up
Follow Kate Gilman Williams

* Website: https://kidscansaveanimals.com/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kidscansaveanimals/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/kidssaveanimals

* Born Free USA: https://www.bornfreeusa.org 

 

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned to John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Apr 20, 2022
Podcast Hall of Famer Rob Greenlee on the Future of Podcasts and Growth Trends
01:08:38

Rob Greenlee on the current state and the future of podcasting and podcast trends to pay attention to (2022 and beyond). | Brought to you by Trade Coffee (https://drinktrade.com/passionstruck).

Today’s guest is Podcast Hall of Famer Robert Greenlee. Rob is the VP of Content and Partnerships at Libsyn (LSYN). He is a current Board Member and Former Chair of The Podcast Academy. He started on radio in 1999 and then podcasting in 2004 with the first nationally syndicated radio show "WebTalk World Radio Show" to begin podcasting. Robert and fellow Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee Todd Cochrane host The New Media Show where they interview luminaries from the podcasting space providing deep insight into what is actually happening in the podcasting world. He was inducted into the “Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame” in 2017.

On Passion Struck with John R. Miles, we discuss how Rob launched his first radio show WebTalk which later became a podcast. How he shaped Microsoft's podcast strategy and products. Why does he believe Microsoft entered too early and got out too soon. The story of how podcasting became his passion. What he sees are the biggest trends happening today in podcasting and over the next few years. The advent of video in podcasting and where he predicts the future of that and Live episodes going.

Enjoy!

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Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Announcements and Rob Greenlee introduction
  • 3:49 The Webtalk radio show and podcast
  • 7:58 Why Micorosft missed the podcasting window
  • 13:37 Microsoft is an engineering-driven organization
  • 17:47 Story of Dell's failed entry into smartphones
  • 23:11 Rob Greenlee's lifelong passion for podcasting
  • 29:25 Importance of content marketing
  • 33:19 What is the current state of podcasting
  • 36:46 The future of podcasting (trends 2022 and beyond)
  • 41:55 Advice on launching a podcast
  • 45:32 New Media Podcast
  • 51:32 What podcast format drives the most downloads
  • 56:33 The future of video in podcasting
  • 1:02:45 Show Wrap Up
Follow Rob Greenlee

*Website: https://robgreenlee.com/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robgreenlee/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robwgreenlee/

*New Media Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-media-show/id392545649

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned to John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

 

 

Apr 19, 2022
Nine Simple Ways to Find Your Balance and Get Your Life Back with John R. Miles EP 124
25:53

How do you live with a proper work-life balance? In this episode of Passion Struck with John R. miles, I will discuss 9 simple ways to find your balance and get your life back. | Brought to you by Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck).

Finding a balanced life helps you improve your overall health. When you have balance, you have time to pay attention to your body's needs. You can prioritize things like diet, exercise, and meditation instead of regretting that you never have time to take care of yourself.

Thank you for listening to the podcast. I hope you also keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

Episode Sponsor

This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Babbel. The comprehensive learning system that combines effective education methods with state-of-the-art technology. Save up to 60 % off your subscription when you go to www.babbel.com/passionstruck.

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Show Resources Find John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Apr 15, 2022
Dr. David Vago on Self Transcendence – How to Experience Personal Growth and Awakening Through Meditation and Meta Awareness
01:09:29

Dr. David Vago on self-transcendence - how to experience personal growth and awakening through meditation and meta-awareness | Brought to you by Babbel (https://babbel.com/passionstruck).

David Vago, Ph.D., is on a mission to alleviate suffering and improve well-being through investigating connections between the mind, brain, and body. He is a Research Associate Professor and Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Mind-Body Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He is part of the faculty for the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation. Dr. Vago maintains a research associate position in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and is also Research Lead for the mental health and well-being platform, Roundglass, and a Mind and Life Institute Fellow. Over one million people have viewed Dr. Vago's Ted Talk on self-transformation.

How Self-Transcendence Impacts Your Self-Identity

Self-transcendence is the idea that there is something to transcend the self as if the self is something that is created through time. Over time, you have certain thoughts and emotions that construct your self-identity. It is a clinical model of self-reification, right conditioning, and habit formation. It all leads to how we conceptualize our identity, our needs, wants, fears, expectations, attitudes, and values. It is how our whole worldview is constructed. And so what meditation does, is it allows you to create a distance with those thoughts to find your greatest peace.

Please enjoy Dr. David Vago's episode and leave us a 5-Star rating if you love the episode. I know Dr. Vago and I would appreciate seeing listener comments. If you would like to watch this episode in addition to listening to it, you can view it here on our YouTube Channel. Please subscribe.

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Links from the Show:
  • Buddhism and Equanimity - MR Tom, DR Vago - The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice, 2021. This edited text describes the use of positive psychology and contemplative practices in the context of psychiatry.
  • How meditation changes the brain: A neurophilosophical and pragmatic account. DR Vago - Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation, 2022 This Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of the field of the philosophy of meditation and engages primarily in the philosophical assessment of the merits of meditation practices.
  • Yaden, D. B., J. Haidt, R. W. Hood, D. R. Vago, and A. B. Newberg (2017). "The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience." Review of General Psychology 21(2): 143-160. [Link]
  • Vago, D. R. and D. A. Silbersweig (2012). "Self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence (S-ART): a framework for understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness." Front Hum Neurosci 6: 296. [Link]
  • Vago, D. R. and F. Zeidan (2016). "The brain on silent: mind wandering, mindful awareness, and states of mental tranquility." Ann N Y Acad Sci 1373(1): 96-113. [Link]
  • Davis, J. H. and D. R. Vago (2014). "Can enlightenment be traced to specific neural correlates, cognition, or behavior? No, and (a qualified) Yes." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. [Link]
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • Transcend by Scott Barry Kauffman
Follow Dr. David Vago

* Website: https://www.contemplativeneurosciences.com/ 

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave_vago/\

*Twitter: https://twitter.com/dave_vago

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvago/

*Roundglass: https://living.round.glass/sunny/people/David_Vago7n1k0lef/expert-profile

 

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* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Apr 12, 2022
The Science of Learning: What is it and How does it Work? EP 122 with John R. Miles
25:11

We all learn differently and understanding the science of learning helps us all uniquely learn better. And the more we know, the easier it is to learn and understand new things regardless of your profession. | Brought to you by Grammarly (https://grammarly.com/passionstruck) and Raycon (https://buyraycon.com/passionstruck).

The science of learning is the ongoing process of information retention over time. Because our memory makes up the very framework through which we make sense of and take action within the present, its importance goes without saying. But how exactly does it work?

I use the unique story of Dr. Siddharth Warrier to illustrate how we learn and why lifelong learning is so important. To read further about today's episode, please visit the show notes on PassionStruck.com/passion_struck_podcast

Thank you for listening to this episode. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00 Why are humans the ultimate learning machine?
  • 4:32 What it takes to learn: the Dr. Siddharth Warrier story
  • 9:03 What does the science of learning entail?
  • 10:18 The 3 aspects of the neuroscience of learning
  • 15:16 How does the brain learn new information?
  • 16:14 How do you help others learn better?
  • 17:40 Can stress facilitate learning?
  • 18:18 The science of learning principles
  • 19:45 Analysis and synthesis
Show Resources Find John on the Socials:

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

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* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

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* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Apr 08, 2022
Susan Cain on: Bittersweet, the Happiness of the Melancholy, and How Sorrow Creates the Union Between Souls EP 121
01:12:51

Susan Cain — Bittersweet, the Happiness of the Melancholy, How Sorrow Creates the Union Between Souls | Brought to you by Grammarly and Raycon.

Susan Cain is one of my favorite authors and completely changed the way I viewed myself and my own strengths. Susan is the author of the Quiet Journal, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which spent eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into 40 languages. Her new masterpiece, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, is available now.

Susan’s first record-smashing TED Talk has been viewed more than 40 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks (and if you like that one, you should check out her most recent TED Talk with violinist Min Kym). LinkedIn named her the top sixth influencer in the world, just behind Richard Branson and Melinda Gates. Susan partners with Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Dan Pink to curate the Next Big Idea Club. They donate all of their proceeds to children’s literacy programs.

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make us Whole

In her new book, Susan discusses why sadness and the happiness of melancholy are key to achieving self-transcendence and the union between souls. As with the majority of people, you’ve probably been taught your entire life to look at the positive side and be happy no matter what. While there is a place for optimism and looking at the bright side, by burying your melancholy and sadness, you may actually be doing yourself a terrible disservice.

Please enjoy Susan Cain's episode and leave us a 5-Star rating if you love the episode. I know Susan and I would appreciate seeing listener comments. If you would like to watch this episode in addition to listening to it, you can view it here on our YouTube Channel. Please subscribe.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • This episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles is brought to you by Grammarly. Level up your writing with advanced suggestions on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and style. Get 20% off premium at grammarly.com/PASSIONSTRUCK.
  • This episode is also sponsored by Raycon. Raycon is a wireless audio brand that enables inspirational audio experiences. With an unapologetic willingness to shatter industry norms and a cost that is half of its competitors. Get 15% at https://buyraycon.com/passionstruck.
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*Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Makes us Whole by Susan Cain

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tunJohn's John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Apr 05, 2022
How Do You Create Your Own Success? EP 120
24:21

All around us, people talk about success all the time and the repercussions of what it is and how it is achieved weigh heavily in society today. These definitions are thrust on us by how others perceive our success and how we define it for ourselves. As I've discussed in previous episodes, many people define success in materialistic ways such as earning a degree, buying a house, a car, or a yacht. Others believe it is determined by their career, awards, accolades, and recognition. And some define success as getting married and having a family.  

But have you ever thought that success is doing the things you love when you want to do them and with whom you want to do them with?

Famous author and leadership coach Miles Munroe once said, "True success is not a project but a journey." Munroe summarizes that success is not achieved by a single event but by a succession of steps and actions. The quote illustrates that we are never to conclude that a person is unsuccessful simply because of temporary situations that do not fit into the general definition of success.

In today's episode, I delve deep into the true meaning of success by examining the unique rags-to-riches success story of American businesswoman and Shark Tank celebrity investor Barbara Corcoran. Her example illustrates how you can achieve great things by defining success on your terms. We will also go into how you earn and measure true success. 

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Apr 01, 2022
Dr. Jannell MacAulay On: How to Create a Mindset of Winning EP 119
01:09:36

Dr. Jannell MacAulay is a pilot, commander, special operations consultant, international diplomat, TEDx speaker, and professional instructor. She is a combat veteran with 20 years of experience in the US Air Force. Dr. MacAulay was the first leader to introduce mindfulness as a proactive performance strategy within the United States military.

About Today's Episode with Dr. Jannell MacAulay

I sit down with Jannell to discuss her decision to go to the Air Force Academy. We discuss how she learned how to be her best self through her flight training and serving in combat and her most harrowing flight experience. We discussed what made her start to do mindfulness and why she began to introduce it to her different military assignments. We explore the difference between leadership styles. We explore the difference between somebody who believes that you can change and somebody who thinks you can’t? Why does she believe world-class people, in whatever they do, are paragons of passion. She goes into why she equates mindfulness to doing mental push-ups. We explore her relationship with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, the training course they developed together, and more.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on my YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 4:23 Sponsors: Trade Coffee and Ten Thousand
  • 7:16 Why Jannell MacAulay attended the Air Force Academy
  • 11:47 Flying a C-130 through a bad Thunderstorm with Iraqi troops
  • 17:43 Finding mindfulness and being a recovering perfectionist
  • 21:52 The power of doing mental push-ups and using mindset minutes
  • 29:05 Why you have to train your mind in a deliberate way
  • 33:51 Why are people who are world class paragons of passion
  • 37:15 Sponsors: CODA and Coinbase
  • 39:08 Why veterans struggle when they leave the military
  • 43:32 The importance of a clear purpose statement
  • 45:35 How to fix disengagement in corporate settings
  • 52:06 The story of Pete Carroll and Angela Duckworth
  • 56:30 Why love is such a big word for Pete Carroll
  • 1:01:46 Ligthening round of questions
  • 1:07:08 Synthesis
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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tunJohn's John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Mar 29, 2022
Why is Empathy Vital to Creating a Passion Struck Life? EP 118
19:34

President Barack Obama said, “The biggest problem we have in our society and the world right now is a lack of empathy. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.”

The gap that President Obama alludes to is only growing more expansive as we continually become a society consumed by self-gratitude instead of focusing on ending the suffering of others. That's why it's so important we work at being empathetic. Luckily, we can.

Empathy is a cornerstone for successful relationships, but it is a quality that has to be intentional. Most people like to feel understood, but the mark of maturity is in knowing how to demonstrate understanding. In the end, the knowledge you wish to receive becomes more likely essential adjustments that will help you become a more empathetic person and living life, passion struck.

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Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Introducing empathy
  • 2:23 Ten Thousand and Green Chef
  • 5:31 What does it mean to be empathetic?
  • 8:21Empathy definition and meaning.
  • 9:24 Is empathy something that can be learned or something that we are born with?
  • 11:51 Why is empathy important?
  • 12:54 Is empathy a natural habit and what can I do to overcome a lack of empathy?
  • 14:50 How is empathy given without getting overwhelmed?
  • 15:36 How do you practice empathy?
  • 17:00 Synthesis and conclusion
Show Resources Find John on the Socials:

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 25, 2022
Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet USN (Ret.) On: The Keys to Leading in Turbulent Times EP 117
59:12

The Honorable Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret), is the CEO of Ocean STL Consulting, LLC. Gallaudet served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere/NOAA Administrator and before that Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere/Deputy NOAA Administrator. Prior to NOAA, Admiral Gallaudet served for 32 years in the U.S. Navy, completing his career as the Oceanographer of the Navy. He was the American Blue Economy Podcast host from 2017 to 2021.

I sit down with Admiral Gallaudet to discuss his advice on holding fast in heavy seas and navigating turbulent times. We discuss Gallaudet's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy, and how that shaped the future leader he would become. Why some of his biggest lessons were learned from his time competitive swimming. What it means to be the Oceanagropher of the U.S. Navy and what that entails. His experience leading the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Some of the major initiatives he oversaw. The importance of the Blue Ocean Economy initiative and his focus on climate change, sustainable fishing, and preserving coral reefs. We discuss Tim's leadership principles and lastly his upcoming book Holding Fast in Heavy Seas.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on my YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors: Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 5:18 Green Chef and Ten Thousand
  • 8:13 U.S. Naval Academy Experience
  • 10:02 How competitive swimming impacted his life
  • 13:00 USS Kitty Hawk Experience
  • 15:46 What does an oceanographer do?
  • 19:34 What does it mean to be that oceanographer for the U.S. Navy?
  • 21:37 What is the NOAA mission and why is it important?
  • 23:14 What is the blue economy initiative?
  • 26:32 The impacts of climate change
  • 29:50 Creating unmanned maritime systems
  • 32:33 NOAA's partnership with Vulcan skylight system
  • 37:07 The responsibility of the Undersecretary of Commerce
  • 38:41 How leadership defined Tim Gallaudet's career
  • 42:18 Tim's unique ability to remember people's names
  • 48:12 What is more important EQ or AQ?
  • 49:15 His upcoming book Holding Fast in Heavy Seas
  • 53:52 Importance of public-private partnerships
  • 55:18 Rapid question round
  • 56:52 Conclusion and Synthesis
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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tunJohn's John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 22, 2022
What is the Key to Healthy Esteem? EP 116
20:52

At some point in our lives, we've all had times when we felt inadequate and imperfect about ourselves, whether due to a physical flaw or how we perceive ourselves. And the majority of the things we are doing to try to raise our self-esteem are entirely incorrect.

However, by recognizing that we always have the freedom and power to choose how situations in life will affect us, we can rise above challenges and build healthy esteem and self-love for ourselves. Whenever we have the self-confidence to solve issues on the inside, we set ourselves up for success.

In this episode, I will tell the inspiring story of Lizzie Velasquez and use her account to teach the things that do work so that you can apply them in your own life to get those lasting changes on the inside and create healthy self-esteem. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Introducing self-esteem
  • 2:54 Podbean, Surf Shark, Coinbase
  • 5:19 The Story of Lizzie Velasquez
  • 10:20 Building healthy esteem
  • 11:21 Be self-aware and use positive affirmations
  • 12:12 Stop being a perfectionist
  • 13:12 Don't compare yourself to others \
  • 13:45 Take proper care of your health
  • 14:11 Find the purpose in your pain
  • 14:49 Improve your mind
  • 15:06 Seek support
  • 15:31 Be kind to others
  • 15:57 Be strong in your spiritual health
  • 16:20 Live with gratitude
  • 16:40 Conclusion and Synthesis
Show Resources Find John on the Socials:

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* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

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* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 18, 2022
Kate Eckman On: You Are Powerful Enough EP 115
50:46

Kate Eckman is a keynote speaker, author, leadership development, and performance coach. Kate has interviewed some of the world's most prominent newsmakers as a broadcast journalist, from President Barack Obama to Angelina Jolie; serving as the face of multiple global beauty brands as a TV presenter and personality, and working for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry as a professional model. Her book, The Full Spirit Workout, has garnered widespread accolades and is available at all major booksellers.

John R Miles sits down with Kate on the Passion Struck podcast to discuss why you are powerful enough to do anything you set your mind to accomplish. She became an academic all-American swimmer at Penn State and what that experience taught her. When we take care of our inner world, our outer world takes care of itself. How to shed one's inner baggage. We discuss how the suicide of two people close to her led to her book the Full Spirit Workout. We discuss the ten steps she outlines, and we end by talking about winning the game plan and why it is so important to ditch superficial for granular.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on my YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles. 

This episode is sponsored by Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Introduction to Kate and New Programs
  • 3:32 Coinbase, Surfshark, PodBean
  • 6:35 Kate Eckman's division 1 athletic journey
  • 8:27 Why you are powerful enough
  • 11:12 Becoming a suicide prevention awareness activist
  • 14:51 Be courageous enough to admit we don't have it all together
  • 17:21 How does one shed their inner baggage?
  • 19:53 How to become our authentic self
  • 23:50 Interviewing the biggest stars and celebrities
  • 26:04 Why Passion struck is disrupting the status quo
  • 28:54 The full spirit workout concept and overview
  • 31:16 Getting out of your comfort zone
  • 33:20 Tricks of the book publishing industry
  • 39:06 How to create a winning game plan for life
  • 43:44 Lightning round of questions
  • 48:12 Conclusion and synthesis
How to Connect with Kate Eckman:

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tunJohn's John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 15, 2022
The Science and Traits that Promote Curiosity - John R. Miles EP 114
21:22

The majority of the novel discoveries and incredible innovations throughout history, from the printing press to airplanes to landing on the moon, all have something in common: They are the result of curiosity.

The instinct to pursue new knowledge and adventures and explore untried possibilities is a fundamental human characteristic vital to our personal development. When our curiosity is activated, we think more profoundly and rationally about decisions and develop more creative solutions. But what is the science behind curiosity, what are its advantages, and how can we create it in our own life. All questions we will answer in this episode on the science and traits that promote curiosity.

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Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Introduction to curiosity
  • 1:57 Raycon and Grammarly
  • 5:19 The story of the village of Naive Hill
  • 9:23 Podbean and Grammarly
  • 11:21 The science of curiosity
  • 12:15 Why is curiosity tied to success?
  • 15:00 What are the eight traits of curious people?
  • 15:30 Eight ways to develop curiosity
  • 16:16 Six benefits of curiosity
  • 17:15 How curiosity changes our beliefs
  • 18:28 Conclusion and Synthesis
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Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Keys to a Rewarding Life Introduction
  • 2:57 Surfshark and Coda
  • 5:37 The Story of Kai-Fu Lee
  • 8:42 Valuing possessions over shared experiences
  • 11:48 Coinbase and Magic Mind
  • 14:03 How Bronnie Ware chronicled top deathbed remorse
  • 15:11 Why we are far more than the sum of our possessions
  • 16:23 Experiences improve our interpersonal relationships
  • 17:09 The difference between hedonistic vs eudaimonistic happiness
  • 18:19 Having less clutter promotes being happy
  • 19:20 Experiences reduce the comparison of oneself with others
  • 20:03 Experiences provide better memories
  • 20:51 How to experience the most rewarding life possible
  • 23:40 Conclusion and Synthesis

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 11, 2022
Hannah Ranfranz On: Leading By The Dreams In Your Heart EP 113
01:08:44

Hannah Ranfranz is an IFBB professional bikini competitor and Olympian. She coaches lifestyle and competition preparation online and trains clients in person via team infinity.

John R Miles sits down with Hannah on the passion-struck podcast to discuss how she lets her heart shine on the biggest stage in the world with the women she has looked up to since the beginning. Her secrets to bringing her personal best, having fun, and making memories that will last her a lifetime with my friends & family! Hannah explains that although she is competing against other people in IFBB Bikini, her favorite part is ultimately Hannah vs. Hannah. She talks about how no two human bodies are the same, and we are all unique in our own ways. It’s about striving to create the best version of yourself every single day! It’s a never-ending journey, and the experiences and friendships we make along the way are priceless.

Hannah offers practical advice on how you, too, can lead with your heart and achieve your dreams.

Thank You To Our Sponsors: Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Introducing Hannah Ranfranz and new programs
  • 3:05 Athletic Greens and Raycon
  • 5:53 Hannah Ranfranz's path into bodybuilding
  • 8:42 Hannah Ranfranz's training to become an IFBB Professional
  • 12:55 The importance of confidence in IFBB competition
  • 13:45 The difference between NPC and IFBB
  • 17:42 The training regime for an IFBV professional
  • 21:24 How to gain sponsors as an IFBB professional
  • 25:15 Grammarly and Podbean
  • 27:13 The importance of a coach or persona trainer
  • 34:13 How she become an IFBB Olympian
  • 40:27 The importance of exercise for physical and mental health
  • 44:22 Why Hannah Ranfranz is internally motivated
  • 47:25 How The Success Principles by Jack Canfield changed her life
  • 53:10 Why life is like a bicycle
  • 58:50 Hannah Ranfraz describes her morning routine
  • 101:39 Lightning Round of questions
Follow Hannah Ranfranz:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahranfranz/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahranfranz/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hannah.ranfranz 

Website: https://www.teaminfinityfit.com/

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 08, 2022
The Key to Enjoying a Rewarding Life is Shared Experiences EP 112
26:32

Noel Gallager said, "I don't live to work; I work to live." I first heard this expression when I was living in Spain, and a Spanish friend told me that, "you Americans live to work, while we Spaniards work to live." As I look back, I should have listened closer to my friend's wise words because they are the keys to living a rewarding life.

In this episode, I discuss the story of Kai-Fu Lee and the experiences of Australian author Bronnie Ware. I use these stories to discuss why experiences are the keys to enjoying a rewarding life, not the pursuit of possessions. I describe the scientific benefits of experiences and how you can relate this to your own journey of intentionality.

You work to live, not live to work. Work on what brings you happiness. The tools from today's episode ought to be helpful for anyone looking to understand how to create a rewarding life.

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Thank you for watching this video. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles 

Links:

Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware

Best Self by Mike Bayer

My Journey into AI: The Story Behind the Man Who Helped Launch 5 A.I. Companies Worth $25 Billion by Kai-Fu Lee

AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan

The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Art of Making Memories, by Meik Wiking

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Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Keys to a Rewarding Life Introduction
  • 2:57 Surfshark and Coda
  • 5:37 The Story of Kai-Fu Lee
  • 8:42 Valuing possessions over shared experiences
  • 11:48 Coinbase and Magic Mind
  • 14:03 How Bronnie Ware chronicled top deathbed remorse
  • 15:11 Why we are far more than the sum of our possessions
  • 16:23 Experiences improve our interpersonal relationships
  • 17:09 The difference between hedonistic vs eudaimonistic happiness
  • 18:19 Having less clutter promotes being happy
  • 19:20 Experiences reduce the comparison of oneself with others
  • 20:03 Experiences provide better memories
  • 20:51 How to experience the most rewarding life possible
  • 23:40 Conclusion and Synthesis

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 04, 2022
Michael Anthony On: Take Daily Action to Improve Your Life EP 111
01:03:00

Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken and is a coach, mentor, and educator for adult survivors of child abuse. Michaels spends his time helping other survivors get out of "The Vortex" to become the hero of their own story and take their life back. Michael hosts the Think Unbroken podcast, teaches at Think Unbroken Academy, and is on a mission to create change in the world.

John R. Miles sits down with Michael Anthony to talk about how he was born to a hyper-abusive drug addict mother who cut his finger off at four years old, a stepfather you pray you never have, and a racist grandmother that pushed him into an identity crisis. By the time he was 9, his family was in poverty and often homeless, while being a Mormon Church member. At twelve, he was adopted by his grandmother and quickly turned to drugs and alcohol to survive the continuing abuse. Michael discusses how he found success in Corporate America in his early twenties. However, success only made things worse. Michael was morbidly obese, high and drunk daily, and ultimately self-sabotaging everything around him. We discover how he found self-love, and he altered the course of his life. Michael provides advice on how you too can take daily action to improve your life.

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00 Introducing Michael Anthony and New Programs
  • 3:42 Surfshark, Coda, Podbean
  • 7:05 The origin story of Think Unbroken
  • 9:54 How to achieve Post Traumatic Growth
  • 15:15 Recovering from rock bottom
  • 20:46 How he learned to be honest with himself
  • 25:51 Magic Mind and Coinbase
  • 28:01 Importance of an accountability partner
  • 33:52 Who Do I want to be today?
  • 39:31 Importance of mission objectives
  • 45:24 How to get into the "flow" zone or optimal anxiety
  • 50:03 The importance of taking daily action
  • 52:43 We consume information, but we don't apply it
  • 56:43 Rapid round of questions
  • 1:00:02 Conclusion and Synthesis
Follow Michael Anthony:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkunbroken

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast;  a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's most insightful people to learn their lessons to living intentionally and becoming the masters of their own life and destiny. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Mar 01, 2022
Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Best Self - John R. Miles EP 110
25:25

Over the years, I have come to a much deeper connection with myself. It is the most important relationship I can have—the one true constant in my life. I have learned that everything that happens in my life for good or bad is based on my reflection with myself and becoming my greatest self.

In this episode, I tell a parable to illustrate why your relationship with yourself is the foundation for everything. I then use this example to discuss how to discover your best self, grow into the best version of yourself, and strengthen your relationship with your best self.

All that we do in life is a testimony to our inner self and our relationship with ourselves. The people you impact or don't, the job you love or don't, those in your life you love or don't, the acts of service you do or don't, are all created by the relationship we have with ourselves.

The tools from today's episode ought to be helpful for anyone looking to become their best self.

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Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Introducing the Best Self Concept and Introduction
  • 2:55 Ten Thousand and Athletic Greens 5:57
  • Fable of the eagle and the chicken
  • 10:05 BetterHelp
  • 11:49 Where am I now on the journey of becoming my greatest self?
  • 12:48 How did I get to be where I am today?
  • 13:33 Where do I want to be in the future?
  • 14:29 How am I going to get there?
  • 16:05 What additional resources will I require to be my best self?
  • 17:21 How do you become the best version of yourself
  • 21:51 How to live your best life
  • 22:58 Conclusion and Synthesis

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Feb 25, 2022
Katie Chonacas On: Being a Rebel With a Cause EP 109
01:21:14

In this episode, I interview Katie Chonacas, a Greek international actress, filmmaker, voice actor, author, host of the She's All Over the Place podcast, and musician. We discuss her life being a rebel with a cause. You will find during our discussion that Katie has an ethos that surrounds her.

Katie talks about becoming an international actor who went from passion to profession and how that experience launched into being a voiceover artist. Why does she feel so strongly about mental health and staying true to her morals and values? She outlines her tangible steps to achieve any goal you want to accomplish in life and discusses why she wants to be a leader and role model for future generations. We discuss her new podcast season and why she is doubling down on NFTs.

This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, BetterHelp, and Ten Thousand.

Our Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/passionstruck

Thank you for tuning into the podcast. If you prefer videos, I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

Show Notes
  • 0:00 Introducing Katie Chonacas and new programs
  • 3:48 Athletic Greens and Ten Thousand
  • 6:50 The influence growing up in Michigan had on her life
  • 11:38 How cross-country influence who she is today
  • 18:53 Her advice for aspiring actors
  • 21:01 How she got the acting bug
  • 24:10 Better Help Online Therapy
  • 25:54 How Katie Chonacas became a rebel with a cause
  • 33:12 How she became known as "Cartoon Katie."
  • 41:21 We discuss her celebrity prototype
  • 45:45 How being an empath has helped her career
  • 49:14 Shapeshifting her energy
  • 54:31 Don't feel guilty about your past
  • 57:00 She's All Over the Place podcast
  • 1:01:16 Why everyone should pay attention to NFTs
  • 1:06:35 Who is SAINT KYRIAKI
  • 1:10:33 Women empowerment coupled with the divine femininity
  • 1:11:48 Lightning round of questions
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-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 22, 2022
The Science of Healthy Habits - How to Make Habits Stick EP 108
24:36

In this episode, I tell the story of Kieran Behan and, through his account, review the science of creating healthy habits, unhealthy habit elimination, and how the process of neuroplasticity (brain rewiring) facilitates habit formation.

I describe the role of the prefrontal cortex, which is grounded in the neuroscience of brain states and our ability to insert conscious effort, intention, and thought into the process. I also discuss neuroplasticity, also known as neural plasticity, or brain plasticity, and the neural networks' ability to change through growth and reorganization.

I then dive into how you create healthy habits and what makes habits stick using gymnastics and Kieran's story to help illustrate the points. I offer seven suggestions based on science that should help anyone create better habits and eliminate bad habits for fitness, relationships, school, career, and more--indeed, becoming empowered in the task of creating meaningful, prosperous, and productive habits. Once the habit formation cycle is formed, you can confidently creep closer and closer to your goals.

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Thank you for watching this video. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles 

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* Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://amzn.to/3gQJpN9

* Momentum Dash: https://momentumdash.com/

* Lifetick: https://lifetick.com/

* Goalify: https://goalifyapp.com/en/reach-your-goals/

* Habitbull: http://www.habitbull.com/

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* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

Timestamps:
  • 0:00 Introducing habits and new programs
  • 3:36 Athletic Greens,SurfShark
  • 6:54 The story of gymnast Kieran Behan
  • 11:32 Magic Mind
  • 13:07 Neuroscience process of habit formation
  • 14:15 Neuroplasticity and how neural pathways work
  • 15:40 How to choose and develop healthy habits
  • 16:39 Tool 1: practice mindfulness and meditation
  • 17:15 Tool 2: understand the habit loop
  • 17:50 Tool 3: find an accountability partner
  • 18:28 Tool 4: reflect and improve
  • 18:51 Tool 5: practice habit stacking
  • 19:39 Tool 6: make habits realistic and achievable
  • 20:26 Tool 7: be consistent
  • 20:48 Conclusion & Synthesis

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to Spotify or https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 18, 2022
Jen Bricker-Bauer On: Everything is Possible EP 107
01:19:52

Jen Bricker-Bauer is an aerialist, motivational speaker, and New York Times, bestselling author. Born without legs, Jen's biological parents left her at the hospital, destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of God brought her an amazing adoptive family, who taught her that everything is possible.

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold medalist Dominique Moceanu. In fact, watching Dominique on TV, helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen competed against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her fantastic story and a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.

John R. Miles sits down with Jen Bricker-Bauer to talk about why she never says the word "can't" and how she has come to believe that everything is possible if you set your mind to it. You learn that you can achieve everything you've dreamed of when you unlock your purpose and create an intentional life. Jen discusses why she is doing everything she can to spread inspiration and joy throughout the world and is following her calling to teach others they can do anything they put their minds to achieving.

Get a copy of Jen's book: https://amzn.to/3BicKcs.

Watch her TED TALK: https://www.ted.com/talks/jen_bricker_everything_is_possible

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Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:47 Introducing guest Jen Bricker-Bauer
  • 4:11 Athletic Greens and Surf Shark
  • 7:29 Jen's adoption story
  • 12:34 God doesn't make mistakes
  • 15:16 Magic Mind
  • 16:51 How her parents influenced her
  • 19:12 Never Say "CAN'T"
  • 24:26 Story of her idol Dominique Moceanu
  • 28:22 If you help one person it is worth it
  • 32:30 Learning Dominique Moceanu is her biological sister
  • 38:44 The connection she felt with her sisters
  • 42:43 The impact of her internship with Disney
  • 43:46 Coming to a cross-road: fashion or acrobat/aerialist
  • 47:00 How to push through discouragement
  • 49:56 Britney Spears world tour broke down barriers
  • 54:10 How performing led to her motivational speaking and book
  • 58:51 Tedx Talk and her mentality about sharing her life story
  • 102:31 Making change starts with changing yourself
  • 106:19 Why God uses her to help other people
  • 110:08 Jen discusses her brand new act
  • 111:28 Rapid round of questions
HOW TO CONNECT WITH JEN

* Website: https://jenbricker.com/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenbricker/

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenBricker1

* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JenBricker1

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenbricker/

 

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-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 15, 2022
How You Use Joy As Your Compass EP 106
19:40

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I am currently reading The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell, and one of my favorite quotes from him is, "find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."

Joy is such a powerful compass.

It is a gift that actually helps us navigate the complex demands that vie for our attention. It invites us to slow down, discover what is most important to us and those around us and helps us decide in ways our ego, pride, fear, or sense of scarcity could never do.

And, I think there is so much truth in that quote. When you use joy as your compass, it may not always guide you to the most comfortable, popular, or painless decisions. The power of Joy is more profound than that. Through joy, you can transcend to places where life can happen intentionally, and you can become the best version of yourself.

Thank you for listening to this Passion Struck Podcast episode on how to self-love yourself. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:38 Why joy is your compass
  • 2:50 Grammarly and Nutrafol
  • 5:50 Story of Kristen Jane Anderson
  • 9:14 Taking steps to growth
  • 13:34 How to overcome obstacles through Joy
  • 15:51 Living a joyful life
FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Feb 11, 2022
Kate Schutt On: The Best Gift You Can Possibly Give EP 105
01:13:04

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"But you will never know the impact of just deciding to act and using your heart to say, 'what would really help them right now' that I don't even need to ask to do." - Kate Schutt

Kate Schutt is an award-winning songwriter, singer, guitarist, and producer. She is also a life coach. In 2018, Schutt gave a TEDx talk, "A Grief Casserole." Kate Schutt is the rarest of combinations… brilliance and humility, wisdom and curiosity, creativity and intellect. Each on its own is a gift; in combination, extraordinary.

“Kate’s newest album Bright Nowhere is the ultimate reveal with storytelling so emotionally raw and honest, yet, truly inspirational in its humanity and musicality.” -Kevin Killen, eight-time Grammy-winning producer.

Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering everything from the background on why NPR calls her voice “glassily clear and glossily sweet,” the secrets to true fulfillment in life, to the best gift you can possibly give someone.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:12 Kate Schutt Introduction
  • 3:20 Nutrafol and Grammarly
  • 6:19 What it was like for Kate to be the little sister
  • 9:26 Importance of exposing kids to music
  • 13:00 Tina Turner's influence on Kate's passion for music
  • 19:35 Pink and other musical influences
  • 25:54 Kate's TEDx Talk called "Grief Casserole."
  • 33:18 Learning how to handle mortality
  • 37:36 The importance of action to help others
  • 42:02 Helping people make potent changes
  • 45:49 The preciousness of cherishing every moment
  • 49:29 How as a "death coach" Kate teaches mortality awareness
  • 52:48 Generational trauma
  • 56:26 How division one sports taught Kate intentionality
  • 104:00 Lightning round of questions
FOLLOW KATE SCHUTT

Website: https://www.kateschutt.com/

* IG: https://www.instagram.com/kateschutt/

* FB: https://www.facebook.com/kateschuttmusic/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/kateschutt

* LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateschutt/

FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 08, 2022
Where You Invest Your Love You Invest Your Life EP 104
18:04

"In these bodies, we will live. In these bodies, we will die. And where you invest your love, you invest your life." - Mumford & Sons. This is one of the most potent lyrics the band has ever written, inspiring this podcast episode.

I believe this quote is about self-love and finding out about yourself and who you are. When we learn to love ourselves, we also express love to others more powerfully and intentionally. You can alter the way you see things, and it is your self-love that helps you become the best version of yourself.

In this episode, I take this lyric and define what self-love is and why it is essential. I explore the differences between healthy and unhealthy self-love and provide several examples of self-love that you can recognize in your own life. I use the stories of Asiya and Melissa to illustrate how they overcame their situations to find self-love and the change that it brought about. I then go into three ways to learn self-love and why it can be challenging. Lastly, I unpack five habits you can implement to encourage self-love and my final thoughts. 

Thank you for listening to this Passion Struck Podcast episode on how to self-love yourself. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:30 Athletic Greens and Ten Thousand
  • 5:25 Why is self-love so important?
  • 6:56 What is self-love?
  • 8:28 What are examples of healthy self-love?
  • 9:05 Stories illustrating the power of self-love
  • 11:19 Three ways you can learn how to self-love
  • 12:13 Why is self-love so tricky?
  • 13:22 Five habits that encourage self-love
  • 15:00 Why self-love is the key to finding fulfillment
FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 04, 2022
Oluneye Oluwole On: Why You Should Reach For Your Dreams EP 103
01:06:20

Imagine realizing you were in a relationship devaluing you and your gifts? You spiraled down to the lowest depths of your life. You had to take a brutal look at yourself and those things you allowed to happen because you lived life to please others, but not satisfy YOURSELF. And then recovering and rediscovering who YOU are as a result? You started to look at your life as saying yes to opportunities. And taking that step means doors opening, and those doors leading you to a higher calling of whom you are meant to be and how you're meant to impact your world. 👇 THIS is the Oluneye Oluwole Story. 

In this episode, John R. Miles is joined by Oluneye Oluwole, a serial entrepreneur, multi-sector entrepreneurship incubator, relationship builder, and administrator with a passion for economic empowerment, leadership, and sustainable development.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I hope you keep up with the weekly videos I post on the YouTube channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:33 Ten Thousand and Athletic Greens
  • 6:27 Saying YES to opportunities
  • 13:18 Becoming an accidental politician
  • 17:00 Not Knowing your authentic self
  • 23:26 Doing a brutal assessment of oneself
  • 30:40 Being the only woman on Executive Council in Nigeria
  • 33:28 How to value yourself
  • 36:41 Spend time with ourselves first
  • 41:01 Do an audit of your life
  • 47:15 The future of social entrepreneurship for women
  • 53:37 The biggest lesson Oluneye learned from living in Nigeria
  • 57:40 Rapid round of questions

 

-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022. Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

FOLLOW OLUNEYE OLUWOLE

www.oluneyespeaks.com

IG: https://www.instagram.com/oluneyespeaks/

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oluneyeoluwole/

Twitter: @OluneyeOlu

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

 

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Feb 01, 2022
How Your Environment Influences Who You Become EP 102
18:44

Our environment continually influences our lives, our decision-making process, and how we interact with the world around us. In psychology, there is a concept known as 'the social multiplier effect' based on the principle that high levels of one attribute or behavior amongst one's peers can have spillover effects on an individual.

In today's episode, John discusses this social multiplier effect and how your environment influences who you become.

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Thank you for watching this video. I hope you keep up with the weekly podcast episodes I post on the channel, subscribe to, and share your learnings with those who need to hear them. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say 'Hey' ;).

-- ► Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnRMiles

-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content.

John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, author, and has been named to the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leaders. John is the host of the #PassionStruckPodcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally.

Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact. Stay tuned for John's latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:04 4x4x48 Challenge
  • 2:35 BetterHELP
  • 4:19 Social Evolution of Man
  • 5:45 Social Multiplier Effect
  • 7:17 Social Multiplier Effect on Personal Performance
  • 11:05 Mirror Neurons
  • 13:24 Learning Through Imitation: Automatic Imitation
  • 14:44 The Things We do Influences Who We Become
  • 15:46 Becoming a Force for Positive Influence
FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMile

s​ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast/

* Gear: https://www.zazzle.com/store/passion_struck/

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Jan 28, 2022
Claude Silver On: Using Heart Leadership to Create Emotional Optimism EP 101
01:02:43

In this episode, John R. Miles is joined by Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer of VaynerX, the host of the emotional optimism podcast, and a pioneering world leader in the power of heart leadership.

They discuss her role as the Chief Heart Officer and how it differs from a typical chief human resources officer. Miles and Silver explore what it means to have strong-hearted leadership and why misery attracts misery, but, simultaneously, the right kind of company can help heal misery. They discuss what it means to have emotional optimism and its role in someone having a positive and purposeful life. Her goals from Emotional Optimism which personal prescription of leadership tips, empathetic food for thought, and courageous and real convos! Claude Silver reveals her favorite things about working with Gary Vee and so much more.

This conversation serves as a sort of “masterclass” on the science of emotional optimism and strong-hearted leadership which impacts passion, purpose, and performance.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have You Tried BetterHELP?

BetterHELP is making professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient — so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime and anywhere. BetterHELP offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. BetterHELP wants you to start living a happier life AND is offering Passion Struck listeners 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/passionstruck.

4x4x48 Challenge in Support of Special Forces and Veteran Non-Profits

We have an exciting and important announcement. I was asked by my friend, retired Green Beret Andrew Marr, and his brother Adam Marr (Army Apache Pilot) to sponsor, fundraise, and participate in this year's 4x4x48 challenge. This challenge is a cause near and dear to my heart as I am one of the veterans that these organizations have helped overcome my struggles with mental health and the long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury. If you are interested in supporting our efforts, please go to: https://give.warriorangelsfoundation.org/team/400731.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 1:40 4x4x48 Challenge
  • 2:56 Introducing Claude Silver
  • 4:28 BetterHELP 6:22 What is a Chief Heart Officer?
  • 9:13 Confronting employee disengagement
  • 12:48 Defining heart leadership
  • 14:40 Importance of relationship building
  • 18:00 Importance of emotional intelligence
  • 22:42 Importance of empathy
  • 23:30 Emotional optimism
  • 31:00 It's not about being right, it's being better
  • 36:31 Importance of emotional agility
  • 38:45 Can't achieve success without pain
  • 40:44 How a company can build a heart culture
  • 44:05 Speaking with your feet
  • 47:01 The Yes virus
  • 52:31 What is Gary Vee like as a boss
  • 56:20 Rapid Round of Questions
LINKS FROM TODAY'S SHOW

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casilver/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/claudesilver

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudesilver/

* Emotional Optimism Podcast

* VaynerX Website: https://vaynerx.com/

* Claude Silver's Personal Website: https://www.claudesilver.com/

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile

Connect With John R. Miles

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/John_RMILES

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

John R. Miles is a globally recognized high-performance coach, life and business strategist, military veteran, and one of the most-watched quoted and followed personal growth trainers globally. John is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss how to transition from being passion struck to becoming PASSION STRUCK! He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most legendary life possible.

 

Jan 25, 2022
Why I Created Passion Struck EP 100
21:38

Today’s episode is a special one for a variety of reasons. First, John R. Miles provides a detailed look at how Passion Struck plans to impact the world. Additionally, It is the 100th episode of the Passion Struck podcast and marks a year since Passion Struck (the company behind the podcast) launched.

John is asked by many people why he started Passion Struck and made it his life’s mission. He goes into detail on why he founded Passion Struck, what it means to be Passion Struck, why it will impact systems change globally, and the master plan to do so. 

4x4x48 Challenge in Support of Special Forces and Veteran Non-Profits

We have an exciting and important announcement. I was asked by my friend, retired Green Beret Andrew Marr, and his brother Adam Marr (Army Apache Pilot) to sponsor, fundraise, and participate in this year's 4x4x48 challenge. This challenge is a cause near and dear to my heart as I am one of the veterans that these organizations have helped overcome my struggles with mental health and the long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury. If you are interested in supporting our efforts, please go to: https://give.warriorangelsfoundation.org/team/400731.

Have You Tried BetterHELP?

BetterHELP is making professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient — so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime and anywhere. BetterHELP offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. BetterHELP wants you to start living a happier life AND is offering Passion Struck listeners 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/passionstruck.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 1:38 4x4x48 Challenge
  • 4:59 Why is systems change needed?
  • 6:58 Why John founded passion struck
  • 9:32 Create a new type of company focused on intentionality
  • 10:14 What does it mean to be Passion Struck?
  • 11:43 Backdrop behind the master plan
  • 14:04 Creating the most intentional place on earth
  • 15:07 Our belief system - prioritizing powerful outcomes for society
  • 17:26 Building the passion struck community
FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Jan 21, 2022
Jeffrey C. Walker On: The Criticality of Collaboration in Systems Change EP 99
01:08:34

Meeting the sustainability problems facing society will require the kind of authentic collaboration for which there is still no real precedent. It must be co-created by various stakeholders who understand the criticality of collaboration in systems change and want to positively impact the world.

Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Walker is on the leading edge of solving the world’s biggest problems using better philanthropy through systems change. His personal mission is to help end global suffering and enhance joy across the world. In our Passion Struck Podcast interview, Jeff discusses his passion for addressing global issues from a systems change perspective to create a lasting impact. We also go into his love of music and how it influenced his life as well as the work he is doing in support of the University of Virginia Contemplative Science Center and his work in support of mental health, consciousness, and spirituality.

About Jeffrey C. Walker

Jeff Walker currently serves on the boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance, the Miller Center, and University of Virginia’s Undergraduate Business School, where he was president for 10 years. He is the former Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have You Tried BetterHELP?

BetterHELP is making professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient — so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime and anywhere. BetterHELP offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. BetterHELP wants you to start living a happier life AND is offering Passion Struck listeners 10% off your first month by visiting www.betterhelp.com/passionstruck.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction of Jeffrey Walker
  • 6:03 Developing his love for music and collaboration
  • 11:28 Leveraging collaboration at JPMorgan Chase
  • 14:52 How he started practicing mindfulness
  • 20:15 Importance of humility
  • 23:00 Bridge Builders Collaborative Mission-Based VC fund
  • 29:11 Creating University of Virginia's Contemplative Science Center
  • 34:32 Discussing his book the Generosity Network
  • 38:01 Locally driven and network supported organizations
  • 39:26 Social entrepreneur vs systems entrepreneur
  • 43:44 Collaborative Catalyst models
  • 48:09 Philanthropic support groups
  • 52:22 Proximate Change
  • 55:00 We discuss his upcoming book
  • 57:15 Psychodelic treatment for PTSD
  • 59:24 Default mode network in brain reprogramming
 FOLLOW JEFFREY C. WALKER

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywalkerinfo/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Walkerjc

FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Jan 18, 2022
The 7 Stages of Pain That Lead to Breakthrough Success EP 98
22:32

Everyone dreams of success, and most want to have it in the quickest timeframe and by taking the easiest path. But success rarely, if ever, works in that linear fashion. We go through typical stages of pain in hardship to achieve ultimate success, and the rewards from doing so are so much higher when you do.

John R Miles explains why you must endure pain to achieve success and the 7 stages we cross in doing so. The stages include self-doubt, the temptation to give up, facing failure, accepting responsibility for your problems, embracing rejection, and overcoming criticism. Through these stages, you learn to overcome adversity and achieve breakout results.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 1:36 4x4x48 Challenge
  • 4:55 Introducing the 7 stages of pain
  • 7:05 Self-Doubt 8:20 Temptation to give up
  • 10:41 Facing failure
  • 12:21 Accepting responsibility
  • 13:51 Embracing rejection
  • 15:37 Facing criticism
  • 17:01 Encountering discouragement
  • 18:10 Applying the lesson to your life
===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Jan 14, 2022
Adam Posner On: The Secret to Connecting Powerful Relationships EP 97
01:03:50

Adam Posner is the Founder and  President at NHP Talent Group and the host of the top career podcast, ThePOZcast- showcasing experts to help you harness your inner tenacity to drive your life and career forward. In today's episode, Adam speaks to John R. Miles about the secret to connecting powerful relationships.

The two discuss why Adam left the corporate world to pursue recruiting. We go into the most significant advice that he ever received from Gary Vee when he worked for Gary at Vayner Media. The lesson he learned and applying that advice to building the second chapter of his life and becoming a master connector of people and companies. We go into many topics on career advice and today's trends. The dos and don'ts for things like cover letters and your resume writing. How you should approach a recruiter whom you have never met. How do you properly use LinkedIn to best showcase your personal brand? What is the best way to create a profile on LinkedIn? And then, we end the episode by talking about our advice on podcasting. 

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New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction to Adam Posner
  • 3:41 Embracing collaboration over competition
  • 4:55 The importance of not blaming others
  • 11:40 What it is like to work for Gary Vaynerchuk
  • 16:01 Double down on your strengths
  • 18:56 How the job market is shifting
  • 24:24 The switch to virtual interviewing
  • 26:35 Dos and Donts for a resume and cover letters
  • 31:29 Do you put a photo on your resume?
  • 33:20 How to send an email to a recruiter
  • 38:30 When it is best to talk about compensation
  • 43:11 How to make a LinkedIn profile stand out
  • 47:30 How Adam Posner got into podcasting
  • 50:11 Podcasting best practices
FOLLOW ADAM POSNER

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nhptalent/

*Website: https://www.nhptalentgroup.com/

*Podcast: www.thePOZcast.com

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamjposner/

FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Jan 11, 2022
Why Materialism Is Impacting Your Success and Happiness EP 96
17:44

It is so easy to fall into the trap of materialism. The attraction is all around us. But it is now believed that by minimizing attachment to material possessions, you naturally allow more room for happiness and abundance to flow into your life, instead of greed, apathy, and ego.

John explains how he fell into the materialism trap and why it eventually led to depression, anxiety, apathy, and a failure to live intentionally. He goes into the psychology of materialism and how social media and the people we surround ourselves with influence our beliefs and behaviors. He discusses in this video why you need to focus on the intangibles in life if you want to have success, happiness, and good health.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Like this? Please subscribe, and join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/.

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about John: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 2:52 The rise of consumerism
  • 6:00 The psychology of materialism
  • 8:24 Symbolic Self-Completion
  • 9:48 The role social media plays
  • 11:51 The importance of intangible things
===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Jan 07, 2022
Andrew Marr On Living With a Never Quit Mentality While Overcoming the Wounds of War EP 95
01:12:05

Andrew Marr is a retired Green Beret, co-founder of the Warrior Angels Foundation, and author of "Tales from the Blast Factory." He is also featured in the new documentary "Quiet Explosions." In this Pasion Struck podcast episode, Andrew sits down with John R. Miles to discuss his never-quit mentality overcoming the wounds of war and his traumatic brain injuries.

The two veterans discuss:

  • Andrew's 2013 tour of duty in Afghanistan and his underlying medical issues upon returning home.
  • From personal experience, the two both talk about the long-term effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how it impacted both of their lives.
  • Why navigating the VA is so difficult and their advice for doing so.
  • How Andrew Marr met Dr. Mark Gordon, a neuroendocrinologist, and how they were able to tell their story on the Joe Rogan podcast.
  • How Dr. Gordon uses a personalized approach focused on functional medicine and hormone treatment for TBI recovery
  • How the Warrior Angels Foundation is now helping hundreds of veterans and active duty service members recover from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Are You a Veteran Who is Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury or PTSD?

The Warrior Angels Foundation provides answers, hope, and healing that returns proven leaders back to life by delivering brain injury prevention and care through proven nutraceuticals, personalized treatment protocols for U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans, Traumatic Brain Injury education, and research for all who are affected. WAF sponsors individualized assessments and personalized treatment protocols that pinpoint – and, more importantly, treat – the underlying condition for U.S. Service Members and Veterans who have sustained a Traumatic  Brain  Injury (TBI) while in the line of duty.

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New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction to Andrew Marr
  • 3:49 How John and Andrew first met 7:02
  • The Green Beret mission and how it differs
  • 12:48 Why Andrew became a Green Beret
  • 15:54 Health impacts from his 2013 Afghanistan Tour
  • 27:11 What led Andrew to find his own cure for his TBI
  • 34:49 How he discovered an endocrine link to Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 42:30 Why he founded the Warrior Angels Foundation
  • 49:07 How he became a guest on Joe Rogan Experience
  • 52:34 The foundation's treatment program
  • 58:17 Suicide awareness
FOLLOW ANDREW MARR AND WARRIOR ANGELS FOUNDATION

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warriorangelsfdn/

*Website: https://warriorangelsfoundation.org/

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarriorAngelsFoundation

FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

 

 

Jan 04, 2022
Futurist Chet W. Sisk On: The 10 Predictions For 2022 Impacting the Future of Society EP 94
01:16:11

Chet W. Sisk is a futurist, entrepreneur, author, consultant, speaker, and workshop developer. He talks with John R. Miles about his ten predictions for the future of society in 2022.  Have you ever wondered what the future holds for everyone in 2022? Chet uses his skills as a futurist to assess the past to offer insights that predict what’s going to happen in the future.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introducing Chet Sisk
  • 4:04 How do you become a futurist?
  • 7:50 Futurism and its link to journalism
  • 10:19 Chet talks about his transformational books
  • 15:00 What a futurist is or isn't
  • 17:38 Chet's first prediction for 2022
  • 22:34 Chet's second prediction for 2022
  • 30:35 Chet's third prediction for 2022
  • 36:48 Chet's fourth prediction for 2022
  • 40:51 Chet's fifth prediction for 2022
  • 45:00 Chet's Sixth and Seventh predictions for 2022
  • 56:31 Chet's Eighth prediction for 2022
  • 1:01:03 Chet's ninth and tenth predictions for 2022
  • 1:04:07 The overview effect
  • 1:06:00 Rapid round of questions
===== FOLLOW FUTURIST CHET W. SISK =====

* Website: http://www.leadtheshift.com

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chet-w-sisk-908b597/

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chet.w.sisk

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He’s founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

 

 

 

Dec 31, 2021
Jess Faulds On How Stem Cell Transplant Cured Her MS and the Nutrition Science That Promoted Recovery EP 93
59:29

Jess Faulds is a certified holistic nutrition consultant diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) at the age of 15. Through her M.S. journey, she suffered through different disease-modifying drugs and treatments before having a stem cell transplant! She sits down with John R. Miles on The Passion Struck Podcast to discuss how Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSTC) cured her M.S. and the nutrition science that promoted recovery.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:41 Her diagnosis of M.S. at only 15
  • 7:45 The rarety of it in teens
  • 10:27 Different types of M.S.
  • 16:33 Discovering nutrition science
  • 19:33 Disease-modifying therapies for M.S.
  • 23:09 Undergoing stem cell treatment
  • 29:52 How nutrition science promoted recovery
  • 36:19 Why more doctors aren’t talking about diet: 
  • 39:56 How the 5 AM Club changed her life
  • 43:48 Discussing the book How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  • 46:02 A typical day in the life of Jessica Faulds
  • 49:09 She recommends eating the rainbow
  • 50:34 Quick Rapid Round of Questions
===== FOLLOW JESS FAULDS =====

*Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicakcfaulds/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alltherightbites/

*Facebook: www.facebook.com/alltherightbites/

* website: www.alltherightbites.ca

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He’s founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

 

Dec 28, 2021
Sharon Rolph On How to Find Your Essence in Retirement EP 92
57:16

Sharon Rolph is a behavioral scientist who works as a retirement and essence coach. She sits down with John R Miles to discuss how to find your essence in retirement and how to empower everyone to win satisfaction.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have You Tried Talkspace?

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient. Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online treatment with their licensed therapist. Get $100 off your first month when you visit talkspace.com and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK at sign-up.

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Issuu is the all-in-one platform to create and distribute beautiful digital content, from marketing materials to magazines, to flipbooks and brochures, and more. Get started with Issuu today for FREE, or if you sign up for a premium account, you will get 50% off when you go to ISSUU.com/podcast and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. 

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 4:03 Why growing up Sharon Rolph felt invisible
  • 9:48 Why it is important to plant seeds that pay off in the future
  • 15:28 Always have the next thing in mind
  • 20:25 Her fascination with building mental strength
  • 25:17 The importance of finding your essence statement
  • 30:34 How Louise Hay's mirror work is similar to essence work
  • 33:14 Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • 36:07 Keeping the main thing the main thing
  • 40:38 Regardless of age, there is a problem worth solving
  • 42:04 Sharon discusses her new book Fresh Courage In Retirement
  • 49:32 What it means to live effortlessly

 

===== FOLLOW SHARON ROLPH =====

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-rolph/

*Website: https://effortlessvitality.now.site/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharon_queenofcourage/

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfCourage/

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

 

Dec 24, 2021
Cristina Pujol Jensen On How Your Mind Can Free Your Body EP 91
01:10:04

Cristina Pujol Jensen is a Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and Author of Ignite Female Change Makers, Co-Founder of Tú y Tu Mente Coaching, and Hips On Fire Dance specializing in leadership, clarity, and focus. She sits down with John R. Miles to discuss how your mind can free your body and start living intentionally.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have You Used ISSUU?

Issuu is the all-in-one platform to create and distribute beautiful digital content, from marketing materials to magazines, to flipbooks and brochures, and more. Get started with Issuu today for FREE, or if you sign up for a premium account, you will get 50% off when you go to ISSUU.com/podcast and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK.

Have You Tried Talkspace?

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient. Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online treatment with their licensed therapist. Get $100 off your first month when you visit talkspace.com and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK at sign-up.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, intentional living, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. Cristina believes The more you can bring all the parts of your brain (your analytical mind and your creative mind) to anything that you do, the more you can open your world and produce amazing results. So experiencing different worlds will open your mind, body, and soul to anything that you do.

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:39 Her early story growing up in the Andalucia region of Spain
  • 9:41 Why Spaniards value food around social events
  • 13:54 How she transitioned from software engineering to dancing
  • 18:42 Her advice for someone desiring a performing arts career
  • 23:54 How do you change when you are on top
  • 31:20 Why talent is not as important as Grit in success
  • 35:30 How you adjust your life if it is unbalanced
  • 41:27 The power of creativity
  • 46:18 How your mind can free your body
  • 50:32 The adjustments she made with hearing loss
  • 58:44 Her love of the books Unbeatable Mind and Atomic Habits
FOLLOW CRISTINA PUJOL JENSEN

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cpujoljensen/

* Email: info@tuytumente.com

* Web: https://tuytumente.com

* Instagram: https://instagram.com/CristinaPujol7

*Instagram of "Tú y Tu Mente": https://instagram.com/tu_ytumente

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuytumente

 

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Dec 21, 2021
Christina Sparks On How to Turn a Passion For Giving Into a Business EP 90
58:05

Christina Sparks is a Technology Executive turned E-Commerce Fashion CEO and the Founder and CEO of Soulgani Activewear. She sits down with John R Miles to talk about how to turn a passion for giving into a business. For the entire show notes go to https://passionstruck.com/passion-struck-podcast/.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Special Discount from SOULGANI for Passion Struck Viewers

Soulgani Activewear is offering a generous 20% discount for our audience. Go to www.soulgani.com and use passion20 at checkout.

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Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. Christina and I discuss how to turn your passion into a business where you do good. Be good.

New Interviews with the World’s GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about me: https://johnrmiles.com. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 4:18 Christina Sparks entry into the Tech World
  • 8:00 The lessons Christina learned from product management
  • 14:08 The trip that led her to found Soulgani
  • 15:59 What Soulgani means
  • 17:44 How focused on her goals
  • 20:30 How she got on QVC
  • 26:15 Why you can never stop progressing
  • 32:12 Where you can buy the product
  • 35:10 Her focus on charities and giving back
  • 39:04 The keys to her success
  • 42:35 Her decision to make the product in the U.S.
  • 44:11 Why do people do the reverse of their true calling
  • 50:38 Quick question and answer round.

 

===== FOLLOW CHRISTINA SPARKS SOULGANI =====

• Website: www.soulgani.com

• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulgani.activewear

• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/soulgani-activewear

• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamajeed/

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulgani.activewear/

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/soulganiactive

• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHV_P0lWpnRUzSrxtI_SOA/featured

 

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

 

Dec 17, 2021
Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas On How to Improve Your Inner Self Confidence EP 89
01:09:31

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is an internationally acclaimed confidence expert and 8x international #1 bestselling author. She sits down with John R Miles to talk about how to improve your inner self-confidence. For the full show notes go to For the full show notes go to https://passionstruck.com/passion-struck-podcast/ where we have links to Nathalie's books and other unique content..

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have You Tried Athletic Greens?

Athletic Greens is a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you’re working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D + 5 FREE Travel Packs with the subscription.

Do You Need to Ship Packages? Try ShipStation

ShipStation makes shipping the easy part of running your online store. So you can get back to doing what you’re passionate about—growing your business. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top, and enter code PASSIONSTRUCK.

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Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. Learn how you can improve your inner self and unlock your full potential.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 3:08 How Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas discovered Neuroscience
  • 8:31 The Olympics for smart people
  • 13:22 Why her self-talk was wrong
  • 19:20 Why we do the reverse of what we should
  • 32:11 How she helps people build self-confidence
  • 39:38 How to be present in the moment
  • 45:48 Why so many people are disengaged
  • 47:37 Creating an unbeatable mind
  • 53:18 How to deal with stuck points
  • 58:50 Her book Adventures of Captain Vic
===== FOLLOW NATHALIE PLAMONDON-THOMAS =====

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is the founder and CEO of Think Yourself Academy offering keynotes and training, leading edge online courses, laser focused business strategy, and one on one transformational coaching. She's an international number one best seller on 15 books covering success, communication, wellness and empowerment. 

*Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/nathalie.plamondonthomas

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalie-plamondon-thomas-6b3262a/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathaliepthinkyourself/

*Website:thinkyourself.com

===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

 

Dec 14, 2021
Stop Hiding the True You EP 88
18:01

John R. Miles discusses why it is so vital that you stop hiding the true you. It's an episode that is core to why he started the Passion Struck movement. In the podcast, John will explain why he believes so many today hide behind a mask we wear that hides who we are and the superpower we are meant to bring to the world.

Instead of living an intentional life, we live a life in a shroud of pretense. 

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Like this? Please subscribe, and join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/.

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about John: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES

  • Introduction
  • Pretending to be someone you are not
  • Why do we subconsciously sabotage ourselves
  • Is hiding behind pretense always conscious
  • Ways to break free from the matrix
    • Be true to yourself
    • Have the courage to change
    • Stop trying to fit in
    • Stand up for what you actually believe in
    • Stay on the right track
  • The key takeaway
===== FOLLOW JOHN R. MILES ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Dec 10, 2021
Lily Walford On: How to Create Compatible Love EP 87
01:02:18

Lily Walford is an international dating coach who specializes in using behavioral Psychology, profiling, and body language to help clients meet a compatible partner. She and John R Miles discuss how to create compatible love and how everyone deserves real, honest and genuine love, but not everyone knows how to get it.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Have you heard of ISSUU?

Issuu is the all-in-one platform to create and distribute beautiful digital content, from marketing materials to magazines, to flipbooks and brochures, and more. Get started with Issuu today for FREE, or if you sign up for a premium account, you will get 50% off when you go to ISSUU.com/podcast and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK.

Like this? Please subscribe, and join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/.

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Learn more about John: https://johnrmiles.com.

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 4:14 How she escaped a toxic relationship
  • 8:25 How she became a body language and profiling expert
  • 14:49 How she helps clients find compatible love
  • 18:28 Emotional dependency
  • 23:43 Most common mistakes on dating apps
  • 28:16 Looking at the emotional range of a person's profile
  • 33:34 How to know if someone has an interest in you
  • 36:38 Why it's hard for people to commit to relationships
  • 39:02 How are own body language impacts connections
  • 40:58 Importance of a personal brand to dating
  • 43:42 What you should not ask on a first date
  • 46:05 Why it all boils down to the level of identity
  • 48:13 Love languages and their importance
  • 52:18 Importance of date nights
  • 55:33 Rapid round of questions

 

===== FOLLOW LILY WALFORD =====

* Website: https://www.lovewithintelligence.com/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lily-walford/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovewithintelligence/

 

===== FOLLOW JOHN ON THE SOCIALS =====

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnrmiles.c0m

* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/JohnMiles

* Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

====== ABOUT JOHN ======

John R. Miles leads a global movement called Passion Struck. He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the greatest version of themselves, unlocking the most no regrets life possible. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is helping people worldwide regain their passion. John is one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed high-performance trainers globally, and his leadership acumen spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, was a Fortune 50 CIO and CISO, mentors rising entrepreneurs, and invests in successful tech ventures. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he learned vital leadership skills and was a multi-sport Division 1 athlete.

Dec 07, 2021
How Can You Overcome Your Limits? EP 86
16:05

In this solo episode, John R. Miles discusses how our limits result from the mindset that we choose to live and act by. Often we develop beliefs that are not real and only exist in our minds.  What could you accomplish if you could break free from this mindset and live to your potential?

John provides the examples of Michael Jordan and John Bassinger to illustrate those who pushed past their limits and explores this through the lens of Dr. Carol Dweck's work on mindset.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. 

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:22 The Importance of Managing Your Mindset
  • 4:15 Push Beyond Your Self-Imposed Limits
  • 5:09 Applying Dr. Carol Dweck's guidance
  • 9:35 How Michael Jordan overcame a fixed mindset
  • 11:05 See things in a new way
  • 12:37 How will you seek to change?
ENGAGE WITH JOHN R. MILES

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* Leave a comment, 5-star rating (please!)

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* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

PASSION STRUCK

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*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/passionstruck

*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Dec 03, 2021
Dr. Rubin Khoddam On: The Importance Of Holistic Mental Healthcare EP 85
57:33

This week’s Passion Struck podcast features Rubin Khoddam, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. He and John R. Miles discuss the importance of holistic mental healthcare and examine Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

Subscribe to the Passion Struck podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-passion-struck-podcast/id1553279283.

Have You Tried Talkspace?

Talkspace: The online therapy company that believes that therapy should be affordable, confidential, and convenient. Join over 500,000 people who have used Talkspace for online treatment with their licensed therapist. Get $100 off your first month when you visit talkspace.com and use promo code PASSIONSTRUCK at sign-up.

LINKS

*Website: https://copepsychology.com/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cope.psychology/

*Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drrubinkhoddam/

About This Episode’s Guest Dr. Rubin Khoddam

Dr. Khoddam started COPE after growing his private practice and recognizing the need for quality, evidence-based mental health care. He has personally handpicked each team member and psychologist at COPE and is passionate about helping those who come to COPE learn the skills, tools, and insights they need to be able to do their life’s work.

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PASSION STRUCK

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*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Nov 30, 2021
What 7 Skills Create High Achievers? EP 84
23:36

The seven skills that create high achievers: in this episode of the Passion Struck podcast John R Miles provides eye-opening advice on what defines a high achiever, what derails people from becoming high achievers, the seven skills that create high achievers, and the initial four steps you can take to become one.

The seven skills include:

  • Action Orienter
  • Visionary Strategiser
  • Cognition Crusader
  • Positivity Embracer
  • Resilience Builder
  • Constant Learner
  • Persistent Adapter

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you're working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D + 5 FREE Travel Packs with the subscription.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

Thank you for joining us today on the Passion Struck podcast. 

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:30 What defines high achievers
  • 6:00 What derails people from becoming a high achiever
  • 11:06 Seven skills that create high achievers
  • 15:48 Four steps to become a high achiever
  • 20:50 Key takeaways
ENGAGE WITH JOHN R. MILES

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* Leave a comment, 5-star rating (please!)

* Support me: https://johnrmiles.com

* About: https://johnrmiles.com/my-story/

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* Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

PASSION STRUCK

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*About: https://passionstruck.com/about-passionstruck-johnrmiles/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/passionstruck

*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Nov 26, 2021
John Lewis On: How to Create Your Virtual Legacy EP 83
55:16

Today's episode is with entrepreneur John Lewis, a former division one athlete and founder and CEO of the Virtual Legacy. He and John R. Miles discuss how to create your virtual legacy and maximize your personal brand.

New to this channel and the passion-struck podcast? Check out our starter packs which are our favorite episodes grouped by topic, to allow you to get a sense of all the podcast has to offer. Go to https://passionstruck.com/starter-packs/.

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This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, which is a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you're working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit https://athleticgreens.com/passionstruck to get a FREE year supply of Liquid Vitamin D + 5 FREE Travel Packs with the subscription.

Like this? Please join me on my new platform for peak performance, life coaching, self-improvement, and personal growth: https://passionstruck.com/ and sign up for our email list.

 

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this episode, John R Miles and John Lewis discuss his journey and his height disadvantage when he was trying to become a division one college basketball player, what that experience taught him about resilience, and how he has applied that into creating multiple million-dollar businesses. He talks about how he helps entrepreneurs find their niche, and more importantly, how they can navigate this new content economy that we're all in. And then lastly, we go into how you build a personal brand and create a virtual legacy, one that will make such a lasting difference for you. And its impact on the world around us.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message! 

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:14 Making it out of New Orleans through sports
  • 6:29 How he started defying the odds in basketball
  • 9:30 What got him into loving business
  • 15:28 Why our minds are a battlefield
  • 19:10 The older man in the dark story
  • 20:23 You can't be casual in the world of entrepreneurship
  • 23:28 How do you find your core audience
  • 26:43 Importance of power statements
  • 29:11 The key to delivering relative information
  • 31:38 Where the education space is going in the future
  • 34:37 How you create a virtual legacy
  • 37:20 The workforce switch that is happening around us
  • 40:57 The importance of making your brand searchable
  • 43:37 Formula of Intensity over time
  • 46:01 Your top four assets you need to develop
  • 49:40 The importance of persistence and teamwork
ENGAGE JOHN LEWIS

*Website: https://thevirtuallegacy.com/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevirtuallegacy/

*Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theathleticceo/

ENGAGE WITH JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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*About: https://passionstruck.com/about-passionstruck-johnrmiles/

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*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/passionstruck

*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

 

Nov 23, 2021
How Life‘s Transition Points Impact Your Success EP 82
26:49

Life's most important moments are not what you think.  It is not the mega-events in our life that create success. Rather, what if everything hinged on infinite small moments; those transition points which occur every day in everything we do. 

In this Momentum, Friday episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles discusses how life's transition points impact your success in more ways than you may realize and how to approach them in your life for maximum impact. 

Subscribe to the Passion Struck podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-passion-struck-podcast/id1553279283.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. New Interviews with the world's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:18 Life is made up of minor transition points
  • 4:37 What is a transition point?
  • 7:03 Why do transition points matter?
  • 12:12 Metaphor of sports to these small moments
  • 14:21 Michael Jordan and Tom Brady example
  • 16:50 Five ways to approach transition points
  • 18:40 Create a system of prioritization
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PASSION STRUCK

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Nov 19, 2021
Flory Seidel On: How to Create a Happy Life EP 81
51:31

In 2013, Flory Seidel’s life and career changed in an instant when he was hit on the left side of his body by a large truck and suffered damages to almost every portion of his entire body. He shares with John R. Miles his incredible story of recovery.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, John R. Miles and Flory Seidel discuss how to create a happy life following a tragedy.

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SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:46 What made his childhood unique
  • 6:17 His personal sacrifice to care for his sick father
  • 10:45 How his life abruptly changed in an instant
  • 18:46 The worse car ride home of his life
  • 21:40 Florey's road to recovery
  • 24:08 The small wins and devastating losses
  • 28:08 The path to self-fulfillment and a happy life
  • 30:48 Discussing his doctoral research
  • 35:00 Answering the quintessential question
  • 36:41 Focusing on life's intangibles
  • 40:16 Discusses duality of single parenting
  • 46:46 His advice on paying it forward
FOLLOW FLORY SEIDEL

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Nov 16, 2021
How Do You Overcome Your Deep Insecurity? EP 80
16:35

Our deep insecurity reflects how we view ourselves and the impact that the world around us has on our self-perception. By allowing social media and others’ thoughts to dictate how we live, we will only end up with deeper insecurities.

The more we are not true to ourselves, the more we open ourselves up to criticism by the world around us. This criticism can cause us to be blinded by the unique gifts we have inside all of us. We can not let others’ opinions decide our future.

In this Momentum, Friday episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles describes three deep insecurities we have and three decisive steps for how do you overcome your deep insecurity.

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SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Show Notes
  • 0:47 We all have insecurities
  • 2:17 Our insecurities are formed other people's comments
  • 3:42 Insecurities comprise three specific areas
  • 5:39 What is insecurity and some signs
  • 6:55 Three deep insecurities we all have
  • 9:38 Three powerful ways that you can overcome your insecurities
  • 13:36 Developing confidence and becoming successful
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Nov 12, 2021
Amy Malin On: Living Life From a Place of Love EP 79
57:21

Amy Malin is a social entrepreneur, human trafficking survivor, philanthropist, and the co-founder of Trueheart, a search engine funding dreams worldwide. She sits down with John R Miles to talk about how she is living life from a place of love. 

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, John R. Miles and Amy Malin discuss human trafficking awareness and the essential things all parents need to know and pass on to their kids how her traumatic experiences impacted her life but more importantly, how she did not let them define her and built the resilience to overcome them and do social good for world impact. She also discusses her unique dating approach that led to her meeting her husband and co-founder of Trueheart. They also discuss how Trueheart is doing good for so many around the world through its unique model of supporting charities while you search the web. 

Go to Passionstruck.com for the full show notes of today's episode.

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Show Notes 
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 4:41 Living a life of service
  • 8:17 A long cycle of being stuck
  • 12:02 Creating the life she deserved
  • 20:00 Everyone's healing journey is different
  • 28:03 Addressing the hurt inside
  • 30:37 Confronting your brutal reality
  • 34:43 Always be on the alert
  • 44:08 Putting 110% in your personal life
  • 50:06 Creation of Trueheart
ENGAGE WITH AMY MALIN

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Nov 09, 2021
6 Ways to Build Resilience EP 78
19:54

In today’s episode, John R Miles reveals the most important ways we can develop resilience and learn to use pain for positive growth.  Whether you struggle with resilience or not, this podcast will serve you.

You'll learn what it means to build resilience and how we can build a stronger legacy on the foundation of struggle. Miles offers practical steps and encouraging insight backed by science on how you can overcome adversity.

If you want all the resources, including recommended books from this episode please go to: https://passionstruck.com/six-ways-to-build-resilience/.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses 6 ways to build resilience in your life.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00 Intro
  • 3:12 Consumed by your Past Trauma
  • 4:50 How you can rebound from adversity
  • 6:36 Fight permanence from adversity
  • 8:08 Find social support
  • 10:32 Focus on your health
  • 12:57 Get to know the inner self
  • 14:17 Cultivate positive thinking
  • 16:28 Reframe adversity or stress as a challenge
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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Nov 05, 2021
Gail Swift On: The Power of Taking Action EP 77
01:01:40

Gail Swift is Speaker, Kolbe Consultant, and Certified Life Coach. She sits down to talk to John R. Miles about the power of taking action. When people know how they take action, it's their, ideal sweet spot. It's the nirvana of productivity.

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, Gail Swift discusses how everyone is born with a pattern of taking action. It's called coordination, the third part of the mind.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:35 Gail's career in Television
  • 9:42 Being born with the power of taking action
  • 14:16 Working with how people problem-solve
  • 17:45 Helping children to take action
  • 20:47 Being a contributor to the world
  • 30:39 Can you have passion without pain?
  • 35:49 The power of the Kolbe Index
  • 41:02 The Kolbe Index Modes
  • 45:01 Finding a career based on how you take action
  • 48:50 Don't be afraid to allow kids to have success
  • 50:57 Natural Consequences
  • 52:50 What is your threshold?
  • 54:30 How Freedom breads passion
ENGAGE GAIL SWIFT

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Nov 02, 2021
The Incredible Power of Being Resilient EP 76
19:28

Approximately 60 percent of people in North America report at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Through this lens, John R Miles discusses why the human capacity for the incredible power of being resilient is quite remarkable.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast and being our guest to listen, learn, and grow. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses what it means to be resilient, what resilience doesn’t mean, the concept of post-traumatic growth, and what are the reasons some people are more resilient than others. In the next solo episode, he will go into the different ways that you can build resilience in your own life. 

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:37 Why is adversity inevitable?
  • 6:07 What is resilience?
  • 8:53 What being resilient isn't
  • 11:30 Post-Traumatic Growth
  • 13:54 Why some people are more resilient
  • 17:08 Introducing starter packs
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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 29, 2021
Dr. Jay Lombard On: Brain Science for Better Lives EP 75
56:22

Dr. Jay Lombard is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker who creates solutions for brain health and intractable neurological disorders. He sits down with John R Miles to talk about brain science for better lives and his research that are allowing both the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s.

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Mentioned In this Episode: Everything ALS, https://www.everythingals.org/.

Also, check out Dr. Jay Lombard’s book: The Mind of God: https://amzn.to/3pBoUts.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. John explores the research that Dr. Lombard is doing to detect the root cause of Alzheimer’s, CTE, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease and new clinical approaches to treat them and reverse their impact. Dr. Lombard goes into new MRI technology called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies and how they are helping doctors understand brain flow. We also discuss his book The Mind of God in detail and the fundamental questions it answers. 

Dr. Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. He is the co-founder and creator of Genomind, a medicine company utilizing genetic testing to improve neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Depression. He is also the founder of the Brain Performance program at LifeSpan medicine with Dr. Chris Renna.

SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:49 What led Jay to want to study the brain
  • 7:37 Healing progressive neurological diseases 11:32
  • How to shift your beliefs in a positive direction
  • 13:02 Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to see the seat of the soul
  • 17:31 Breaking Down Misfolded Proteins
  • 22:20 Impact of the glymphatic system
  • 24:54 New treatments for reversing neurodegenerative diseases
  • 30:37 Use of Omega-3 in TBI Treatment
  • 32:25 The use of hormone therapy for TBI
  • 35:03 Integrated treatment approach
  • 39:19 Why do so many people feel hopeless
  • 41:58 Interface of our physicality with our mind
  • 48:51 Faith and consciousness
Follow Dr. Jay Lombard

Website: https://www.drjaylombard.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MindfulNeuro

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 26, 2021
The Importance of Play as an Adult EP 74
16:10

When we think of playing, we hark back to our childhood days of messing around on the beach, playing tag at recess, or spending hours with dolls or toys. However, we often fail to realize the importance of play as an adult and that is what John unpacks in this episode.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses why adult play is vital to mental, physical, and spiritual health.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Show Notes
  • 0:00 Show Intro
  • 2:53 What We Learn from play as a child
  • 4:05 Why lack of play as an adult is detrimental
  • 5:00 The difference between Play as an adult, versus play as a child
  • 6:14 Benefits of adult play
  • 10:47 What does play look like as an adult?
  • 12:01 Examples of well-known adults playing
  • 13:13 How you apply this to your life
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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 22, 2021
Shawn Springs On: How to Stay Grounded in Life EP 73
52:09

Former NFL pro bowl cornerback Shawn Springs sits down with John R Miles to discuss how to stay grounded in life. We discuss how a traumatic brain injury he suffered while playing for the Washington Redskins, changed his life and created his passion to create better protection for future generations.

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Boulder Crest Foundation: https://bouldercrest.org/.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. Shawn Springs is a former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for 13 seasons playing with the Seahawks, Redskins, and Patriots. He played college football for Ohio State University and earned All-American honors. He was the highest pick ever to be drafted as a cornerback. Today, Shawn in s the CEO of Windpact where he built a core team of engineers, designers, and world-class scientists all dedicated to improving impact protection.

During our discussion, we discuss his journey to the NFL, some of the highlights from his career, the one play on Dec 12, 2004, that completely changed his life when he was with the Washington Redskins, his board role with the Boulder Crest foundation, his path to becoming an entrepreneur, his mentorship with Microsoft founder Paul Allen, and his advice to those wishing to become passion struck as well as a bunch of fun questions about his time in the league.

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Shawn Springs Teaser
  • 1:04 Show intro and background on Shawn Springs
  • 3:50 Michigan vs. Ohio State University Rivalry
  • 5:19 Why he got involved with the Boulder Crest Foundation and what it does
  • 6:51 His experience with Roger Staubach
  • 7:40 What is post-traumatic growth and mission of Warrior PATTH
  • 10:40 What was going through his head when he was became the highest-drafted cornerback
  • 13:49 Playing for the Seattle Seahawks and the mentoring he received from Paul Allen
  • 17:00 The most talented wide-receivers he ever played against
  • 19:00 His experience playing with Tom Brady and what makes Tom so great
  • 21:46 The traumatic injury in 2004 that almost stopped his career and led to his current passion
  • 24:24 Why he founded Windpact and what the company is doing to prevent head injuries
  • 29:57 He discusses becoming an entrepreneur and the fear of having to do pitches
  • 32:54 Shawn Spring's advice to those who are leaving the NFL
  • 37:45 His advice on career reinvention and becoming an entrepreneur
  • 40:56 The importance of celebrating the small wins
  • 42:08 His secret to how to stay grounded in life
  • 46:35 His predictions on the NFC East and Washing Football team renaming
ENGAGE SHAWN SPRINGS AND WINDPACT

*Website: https://windpact.com/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/windpact/

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windpact/

*Twitter: https://twitter.com/windpactinc

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 19, 2021
8 Ways To Get Comfortable Doing Uncomfortable Things And Growing Through Them EP 72
22:03

In today's episode, John R Miles discusses 8 ways to get comfortable doing uncomfortable things and growing through them. When we get comfortable being uncomfortable, we put ourselves in situations where we force ourselves to address our self-limiting beliefs. You might even actively pursue activities you never thought you would.

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GET COMFORTABLE DOING UNCOMFORTABLE THINGS SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Intro
  • 2:29 Are you feeling hopeless or complacent?
  • 3:30 It's is normal to fear being uncomfortable
  • 5:00 What is the comfort zone?
  • 5:46 8 ways to become comfortable being uncomfortable
  • 6:23 Clear your mind and initiate
  • 7:58 Observe and write down your progress
  • 9:25 Do not give up
  • 11:48 Find out what really drives you
  • 13:03 Failure is ok
  • 14:44 Treat yourself for the progress you make
  • 15:30 Make others part of your discomfort journey
  • 17:04 You have to own your discomfort
  • 18:20 Steps you can take to put these tips into action
RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW

*How to Ask for Advice: https://youtu.be/EAbe2LweM90

*The Power of Choice: https://youtu.be/Btipq-S07Eg

*Atomic Habits Book: https://bookshop.org/a/61530/9780735211292

*Box Breathing Techniques: https://youtu.be/GZzhk9jEkkI

*Breathing for Beginners: https://youtu.be/0BNejY1e9ik

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 15, 2021
Cindy Shaw On: The Six Pillars of Brain Health EP 71
57:43

Brain Health Coach Cindy Shaw sits down with John R Miles to discuss the six pillars of brain health which include: Physical Exercise, Food & Nutrition, Medical Health, Sleep & Relaxation, Mental Fitness, and Social Interaction.

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About Our Guest Cindy Shaw

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. Cindy Shaw is the founder of The Better Brain Academy, and she user her expertise as a brain health and mental performance trainer to help people transform their lives. By blending leading-edge neuroscience, brain health, and self-improvement strategies, Cindy helps others naturally improve their moods, boost their performance, supercharge their energy and focus, and optimize their well-being.

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Cindy Shaw Show Notes
  • 0:00 Cindy Shaw teaser and show intro
  • 1:34 Introduction of Cindy Shaw
  • 4:02 What led her to be a brain health coach
  • 7:26 Why mental health Should be called brain health
  • 13:40 Why the medical system mistreats you as a mental health patient
  • 21:14 Why we self numb and have problems with addiction
  • 25:57 The keys to better sleep and its link to performance
  • 32:52 How to prevent yourself from waking up in the middle of the night
  • 36:59 Why so many people are Magnesium deficient
  • 38:15 The long term impact of not getting enough sleep
  • 41:58 Importance of gut health on brain health
  • 45:22 Hormone treatment for traumatic brain injury victims
  • 50:46 The keys to producing more serotonin

 

CINDY SHAW EPISODE RESOURCES

*Better Brain Academy: https://www.thebetterbrainacademy.com/

*Take a Brain Quiz: https://www.betterbrainquiz.com/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindyshaw

*Appollo Neuro: https://apolloneuro.com

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterbrain.academy/

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/passionstruck

*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Oct 12, 2021
Why Hustle Culture Is Toxic (And How to Break Free From It) EP 70
21:13

In this Momentum Friday episode of the passion struck podcast, John R. Miles discusses a critical topic. It is one he considers to be one of the main culprits leading to over 85% of the world’s workers becoming disengaged and complacent in their jobs. What is that topic, the hustle culture, why it is toxic, and more importantly, what can you do to break out of it?

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:28 We are taught hustle culture is the path to success
  • 4:22 Why hustle culture is performative workaholism
  • 5:48 Hustle culture leads to dysfunctional behaviors
  • 6:45 Hustle culture is Fueled by greed
  • 8:26 The link between social media and hustle culture
  • 10:12 Hustle culture thrives on negativity
  • 13:25 Theory of equivalent exchange
  • 16:03 How to escape hustle culture
ENGAGE WITH JOHN R. MILES

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Oct 08, 2021
Nate Dukes On: You Will Never Change Syndrome EP 69
52:33

Nate Dukes sits down with John R Miles to discuss you will never change syndrome plaguing society. You Will Never Change. I bet you’ve heard that line before. From friends? Family? Maybe you’ve said it to yourself. Regardless of the source, it hurts to hear. But it hurts even worse when you agree.

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. Nate Dukes is an Author and Speaker, but in his early twenties, he was a business owner chasing success while dealing with secret drug addiction. After constantly hitting rock bottom, hurting everyone close, stealing a car, and going to jail, Nate went on a journey to change his mindset and decisions, which helped him create his own comeback story. He quickly found that there were other people, just like him, who were stuck believing the lie that they’d never change. Through his book, onstage speaking, and personal coaching, Nate shares what he’s learned to help others make their comeback.

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Nate Dukes Show Notes
  • 0:00 Nate Dukes teaser
  • 1:13 Show Intro
  • 3:44 Why Nate thought his life was too messed up to change
  • 16:15 How to break free of the wrong environment for us to thrive
  • 21:35 Why it is so difficult to action and why waiting is the hardest part
  • 28:08 How he is helping people who feel stuck
  • 34:19 The difference between jail and being in prison
  • 38:00 How you build your life back brick by brick
  • 42:22 His advice on overcoming a drug addiction
  • 45:10 What it means to be a visionary arsonist and its correlation to you will never change syndrome
  • 49:36 What topic he would do a commencement speech on
ENGAGE WITH NATE DUKES

Website - https://www.youllneverchange.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/whoisnatedukes/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/whoisnatedukes/

Order Book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/057888996X

Be a part of someone else’s comeback story and “Pay It Forward” - https://www.youllneverchange.com/payitforward

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Oct 05, 2021
How to Ask For Advice (and Make the Most of It) | Momentum Friday EP 68
14:15

One of the questions John R Miles often gets is how to ask for advice (and make the most of it). Asking for advice the right way is one of the most important skills we can master. It’s an asset that sharpens our instincts, exposes us to guidance, and brings us closer to our goals, abilities, and passion.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses his six secrets to asking for advice and why asking for advice the right way is half the battle. The other half is being willing to listen to it. To get meaningful advice, you need to be specific, intentional, and explicit in what you need. Acting on advice means using it to decide the best course of action for yourself.

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Show Notes

0:00 Show Introduction

1:34 Asking for help is hard

2:45 Why people don’t know how to ask for advice

3:20 Understand the advice you are seeking

3:58 Tone of Voice is Vital

4:58 Suppress Your Ego

6:02 Come Prepared When Asking for Advice

7:10 Be Open-Minded

7:51 Choose your advisor wisely

11:10 How do you act on the advice you are given?

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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*Blog: https://passionstruck.com/blog/

Oct 01, 2021
Navy SEAL William Branum On Why Transition Points are Vital to Success EP 67
01:00:24

Retired Navy SEAL William Branum sits down with John R Miles to discuss why transition points are vital to success. Transition points are those times in life where complacency can kill your dreams and aspirations because you're not locked on, you're not paying attention. They are those periods that are easy to overlook because they are not significant events. They are those moments of everyday life where you can choose comfort or stay locked in on achieving your dreams.  

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, John R. Miles and William Branum discuss his unique path to joining the elite Navy SEALs why it is better to suffer in the front than in the rear. How he found CBD was an excellent way to overcome his past trauma, which led him to found the company Naked Warrior Recovery. We also discuss why failure is vital to your future life breakthroughs. And so much more.

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William Branum Show Notes
  • 0:00 William Branum Navy Seal Teaser
  • 1:34 Show introduction
  • 4:12 William's unique story to becoming a SEAL
  • 10:53 The importance of asking for advice
  • 13:26 Why it's better to suffer in the front than suffer in the back
  • 18:46 Why transition points are vital to your success
  • 24:03 Advice for Veterans who are transitioning to civilian life
  • 31:49 Using CBD to overcome his past baggage
  • 40:00 What is an ODR and how do you apply them to life?
  • 43:43 Why he believes it is failure that leads to success
  • 50:13 Hudson charity event benefiting the GI Go Fund
ENGAGE WITH WILLIAM BRANUM

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/william.r.branum/

*Website: https://nw-recovery.com/

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/william.branum.712

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-branum/

 

ENGAGE WITH JOHN R. MILES

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Sep 28, 2021
Colonel Bob Adams MD On How to Be Your Own Best Advocate EP 66
01:00:53

Retired Army Colonel and Navy SEAL Bob Adams, M.D. sits down with John R Miles to talk about being your own best advocate in life. He discusses why this is so vital through the viewpoint of over 30 years as a doctor and applying the lessons he learned from BUD/S and his 12 years as a SEAL.

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. Dr. Robert (Bob) Adams is a family physician with the UNC health system. He entered medical school after serving as an elite Navy SEAL for 12 years.

He is the author of SIX DAYS OF IMPOSSIBLE - NAVY HELL WEEK – and The book SWORDS AND SAINTS - A DOCTOR'S JOURNEY - A must-read for future doctors and those wishing for change. He graduated from the Naval Academy, BUD/S class 81, obtained his MBA from James Madison University, and went to medical school at Wake Forrest.

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Colonel Bob Adams Show Notes
  • 0:00 Teaser from Dr. Bob Adams
  • 2:05 Dr. Bob Adams Episode Introduction
  • 4:31 His path to becoming a Navy SEAL
  • 8:35 The difference between UDT and SEALs
  • 10:51 Biggest Lesson Learned in BUD/S Training
  • 16:29 Why he never hit the wall during Hell Week
  • 18:56 How the Lone Survivor accurately depicts SEAL valor
  • 22:45 His advice for Naval Academy Midshipmen
  • 27:29 Why he became an Army physician
  • 33:07 How he became the Delta Force Flight Surgeon
  • 36:12 His book about Navy SEAL Hell Week
  • 41:40 Why he believes we need to be our own best advocate
  • 48:32 Why it isn't easy to trust agencies like the CDC
  • 55:56 His third book featuring letters from the civil war
ENGAGE WITH BOB ADAMS MD

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buds81/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbobmd/

*SEALS AND SAINTS website: https://swordsandseals.com/

*SIX DAYS OF IMPOSSIBLE: https://www.sealhellweek.com/

 

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PASSION STRUCK

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Sep 24, 2021
Mark Divine On How to Live a Life of Excellence EP 65
01:12:02

Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine sits down with John R Miles to talk about the secrets to living a life of excellence. Becoming passion-struck is all about living a life of excellence. Setting goals, overcoming challenges, getting results, and celebrating victories make living so rich and worthwhile.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful episode, John and Mark Divine discuss Mark's unusual path to becoming a Navy SEAL. He explains the lessons he learned from BUDs and why he was given the nickname "Cyborg." We go into the five developmental plateaus for you to traverse on your passion-struck journey as a leader. We also discuss the importance of mindfulness, discomfort, meditation, yoga, and martial arts in creating an unbeatable mind and the importance of agility and adaptability.

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Mark Divine Show Teaser
  • 1:25 Show Intro and Mark Divine background
  • 4:26 How he got the name "Cyborg"
  • 6:58 Mark's journey to becoming a SEAL
  • 18:07 Why no one can do it alone
  • 26:20 Unleashing a 7 year period of creativity
  • 32:46 How he created SEALFIT 38:31
  • The unbeatable mind process for integrated development
  • 39:40 The five plateaus of leadership development
  • 50:38 Why you need to change your fundamentals
  • 54:17 The Five Mountain training to creating a life of excellence
  • 107:44 Agility vs Adaptability
ENGAGE MARK DIVINE

Most people think of mental toughness when they imagine a Navy SEAL. They don’t expect the thoughtful, yoga-innovating, joking, and laughing professor of leadership named Mark Divine. After starting as a CPA, he switched careers and, at twenty-six, graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

He entered a seven-year period of creativity where he started SEALFIT, a fitness company that prepared civilians for the physical AND mental/emotional demands of Navy SEAL-like lifestyle, co-founded the Coronado Brewing Company, built www.NavySEALs.com, the leading website for SEAL gear and information, and launched US Tactical, a government contracting business. He is the author of the Unbeatable Mind, Staring Down the Wolf, Way of the SEAL, 8 Weeks to SEALFIT, and KOKORO Yoga.

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realmarkdivine/

*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markdivine/

*SEALFIT: https://sealfit.com/

*Unbeatable Mind: https://unbeatablemind.com/

*Books: https://unbeatablemind.com/books-by-mark-divine/

 

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Sep 21, 2021
Astronaut Kayla Barron On Bring Out the Best Version of Yourself EP 64
59:33

Kayla Barron is one of the first females in the U.S. Armed Forces to serve on submarines and was selected as part of the NASA Artemis program. Kayla reveals her belief in the work it takes to bring out the best version of yourself in this episode of the Passion Struck podcast with John R. Miles.

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Kayla's Path to Becoming an Astronaut

Astronaut Kayla Barron describes how being an astronaut is the best thing she could be doing with her life. But, this wasn't always her life goal. She decided to apply after meeting astronaut Kathryn Hire while the Flagg Officer for VADM Ted Carter, then Superintendent of the Naval Academy.

Kayla is part of the Artemis generation of astronauts, which is NASA's return to the moon. This group was handpicked to fly to the international space station and, more importantly, to focus on space exploration and using the moon as a proving ground for Mars.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00 Kayla Barron teaser
  • 1:21 Show Intro and Kayla's Background
  • 4:49 Her time as Flag Aide to VADM Ted Carter
  • 6:25 Why she decided to attend the Naval Academy
  • 9:37 What makes the Naval Academy so special
  • 10:47 What she learned from Division 1A Sports
  • 14:50 Her path to the astronaut selection
  • 20:16 Her advice on overcoming failure
  • 24:00 The importance of discomfort in our personal growth
  • 27:12 Becoming one of the first female's on submarines
  • 32:01 Her Gates scholarship and Cambridge University experience
  • 38:35 Her advice on becoming an astronaut
  • 42:44 What it means to be part of the Artemis program
  • 48:00 The importance of humility
  • 51:52 Vulnerability and authentic leadership
ENGAGE KAYLA BARRON

NASA selected Kayla Barron to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. She reported for duty in August 2017 and is currently training as Mission Specialist for NASA SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to the ISS scheduled to launch October 2021. The Washington native graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. A Gates Cambridge Scholar, Barron earned a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

As a Submarine Warfare Officer, Barron was a member of the first class of women commissioned into the submarine community and served on the USS Maine.

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Sep 17, 2021
Escaping Afghanistan: How a Navy SEAL Saved a Family of Fourteen w/ Retired Navy SEAL Dan O‘Shea EP 63
01:12:20

This is a true story about the operation “Pineapple Express” and helping Afghani allies escape Afghanistan. In this Passion Struck podcast episode, John R Miles interviews retired Navy SEAL Dan O’Shea on how he guided a family of fourteen to safety, successfully evading the Taliban. Dan describes the harrowing details of their 96 hours of terror and what it took to get the family safely to the Kabul airport. This is just one story out of more than 700 people the “Pineapple Express” helped save.

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Operation Recovery Website: https://www.operationrecovery.org/.

Episode Highlights With Retired Navy SEAL Dan O’Shea

In this powerful episode, John R. Miles and Navy SEAL Dan O’Shea discuss getting involved in Operation Pineapple Express. He tells the incredible story of survival as he guided an Afghani Allie, who is an American Citizen, and his family of fourteen escape Afghanistan and evade the Taliban over a 96-hour window of sheer heroics.

He talks about his decision to become a Navy SEAL, the biggest lessons he learned from going through BUDs, the organizational structure of the teams, his tour of duty in Iraq where he participated in over 400 hostage rescues, as well as his experience in Afghanistan and those Afghanis who served alongside him. Why he is adamant about never leaving a soldier behind. He ends by discussing the Frogman swim he founded to benefit the wounded and fallen Navy SEALs and their families.

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ESCAPING AFGHANISTAN SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Dan O’Shea Teaser
  • 1:09 Introducing Episode and Dan O’Shea
  • 6:36 His path from the Naval Academy to BUDs
  • 9:38 How he learned your attitude is everything
  • 11:31 Competing in the ECO-Challenge (World’s Toughest Race)
  • 13:00 Explaining the organization of the SEAL teams
  • 14:56 His time coordinate hostage rescue in Iraq
  • 20:04 Examples of High profile kidnappings
  • 23:07 His time as a counterinsurgency advisor in Afghanistan
  • 25:38 The Green Berets from the movie “12 Strong” on ever of 9/11
  • 29:42 How the Afghani interpreters risked their life for Americans
  • 32:53 The origins of Operation Pineapple Express
  • 39:33 Honoring his promise to the Afghani Allies he served with
  • 42:30 The story of how Dan O’Shea saved a family of fourteen in escaping Afghanistan
  • 101:58 How his employer Equitus is supporting Pineapple Express
  • 105:13 Founding the Frogman swim and its purpose
QUOTES BY NAVY SEAL DAN O’SHEA 

"I am a SEAL. We have a combat record; we’ve never left a man behind on a battle ever. That’s our legacy."

"When you go to combat with someone, that’s a relationship on a brotherhood level that you can’t compare to anything."

"We’re doing this to honor the promise we made to these people, these Afghan partners who risked their all for us, and they understand leave no one behind."

– Dan O’Shea ENGAGE DAN O’SHEA

Commander Dan O’Shea, a retired Navy SEAL, had more than 25 years of special operations experience, including multiple Middle East (Iraq/Afghanistan) and Africa tours following 9/11. Commander O’Shea graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1991 and has a Master’s in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego. A subject matter expert in Islamic terrorism, counter-insurgency (COIN), and hostage rescue operations, O’Shea was a COIN advisor for the Commander International Security Assistance Force (COMISAF) Afghanistan from 2011-2012.

O’Shea established and served as the Hostage Working Group (HWG) coordinator at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2004 to 2006. He expertly managed the inter-agency coordination of more than 400 kidnapping incidents. Arriving at the height of the hostage-taking campaign that targeted more than 50 foreigners per month. By the end of his tour, foreign kidnappings in Iraq were in single digits.

O’Shea is the Co-founder of the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim that has raised more than $6 million for the Navy SEAL Foundation supporting Navy SEALs wounded and killed in action since 9/11.

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Sep 16, 2021
Permit Yourself to Dream the Dream w/ Former Astronaut Wendy Lawrence EP 62
01:02:12

In this powerful Episode, John R. Miles interviews former Astronaut Wendy Lawrence on why it is vital to permit yourself to dream the dream and how she followed that advice throughout her own career. 

What Does Dreaming the Dream Mean?

To dream the dream is to live life to its fullest, making the best of every situation and transforming our life into who we aspire to be. It’s the state of becoming passion-struck in the pursuit of your dream with a focus on achieving it regardless of the setbacks or roadblocks that may emerge over time.

Wendy discusses her deliberate path to permitting herself to live her dream, which was taking the actions that would allow her to become an astronaut. You will be surprised by her answer to the question, what is the most dangerous thing you have ever done? The experience of blasting off in the space shuttle, her fondest memories from her time with the space program, her advice for those wishing to pursue a career as an astronaut, and so much more.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00 Wendy Lawrence teaser
  • 1:52 Wendy Lawrence introduction
  • 5:45 How John and Wendy met
  • 7:24 Wendy's unlikely path to the Naval Academy
  • 9:39 Her relationship with the original 7 astronauts
  • 11:10 Her advice on pursuing the dream to be an astronaut
  • 13:39 Why you step outside of your comfort zone
  • 17:17 Winning the Naval Academy Distinguished Graduate award
  • 19:00 The most terrifying thing she has ever done
  • 21:34 What it feels like to blast off in the space shuttle
  • 23:48 Her ideal mission if she could fly again
  • 25:36 Her advice for aspiring astronauts
  • 28:29 The first launch after the Columbia disaster
  • 32:16 Differences for astronauts in the commercial program
  • 35:11 The decision that prompted SpaceX to be the first to carry astronauts
  • 37:55 Her predictions on the future of multi-national space exploration
  • 39:13 How the astronaut skillsets are adapting for long-range missions
  • 42:42 Why NASA astronauts spend so much time planning
  • 47:03 Importance of international cooperation
  • 49:44 Why adaptability is so vital for leaders
  • 51:35 Why you should ask for advice
  • 54:39 Why research is so important for complex problems
  • 56:00 Future of space manufacturing
  • 59:00 The most difficult thing about a future Mars mission
Engage Captain Wendy Lawrence USN, Ret.

Wendy Lawrence is a retired United States Navy Captain, former helicopter pilot, an engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. Lawrence graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a distinguished flight school graduate. She has more than 1,500 hours of flight time in six different types of helicopters and has made more than 800 shipboard landings. She was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space, and she has also visited the Russian Space Station Mir. She was a mission specialist on STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, and STS-114, the first Space Shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. In 2019, she became the Naval Academy’s first female to be given the distinguished graduate award, following her father, VADM William Lawrence, who won the award in 2000.

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Sep 14, 2021
Jesse Iwuji On Creating an Unstoppable Life EP 61
35:11

For Naval Officer and NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji, becoming a race driver was a dream that seemed unreachable. But after deciding to pursue his passion, he told himself he could do it and started to take daily actions that led him closer to a dream that is now a reality.

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How to Create an Unstoppable Life

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful episode, John R. Miles and Navy LCDR Jesse Iwuji discuss how many people have these big goals, these big dreams that they're too scared to go after, and they go to the grave with them. He did not want to be one of those who didn't pursue their bucket list and uses this interview to unveil his secrets for creating an unstoppable life.

Jesse’s episode is the second one during September to salute veterans who served during the 20-year war on terror. The previous episodes featured Motosport Blackall Racing Team, featuring Astronauts Wendy Lawrence and Kayla Barron, Navy SEAL Mark Divine, Navy SEAL, Army Colonel Doctor Bob Adams, and Navy SEAL William Branum.

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Creating an Unstoppable Life Show Notes
  • 0:00 Inspirational Video of Jesse Iwuji
  • 4:14 Official Intro
  • 5:02 Introduction of Jesse Iwuji
  • 9:48 Lessons Jesse learned playing Division 1 Football
  • 15:14 How he creates balance in his life
  • 16:43 Dale Earnhard Jr.'s Influence on his career
  • 18:34 His framework for success and choices
  • 23:00 Saying YES to a life-changing opportunity
  • 26:28 Never letting anyone's opinion of him become reality
  • 28:42 How he took toxic people out of his life (Mosquito Audit)
  • 31:30 How Jesse finds the zone of optimal anxiety
  • 33:17 What you think about you bring about
  • 34:50 What are his goals and ambitions for the next few years
  • 36:01 John's show outro
FOLLOW JESSE IWUJI

No one has ever tried to enter NASCAR from the Navy–until now. Jesse Iwuji is a Navy Officer and NASCAR Xfinity (sponsored by Emmitt Smith) and Camping World Truck Series driver. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played NCAA Division 1-A college football for four years and was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. He is still currently an officer, and he has been on two Arabian Gulf deployments. Outside of the Navy, Jesse has always had a passion for Motorsports. In 2015 Jesse made history by becoming the first US Naval Officer and Naval Academy graduate to compete in NASCAR. He is a two-time winner of the NASCAR Diverse Driver award. Outside of racing & the Navy, Jesse has also starred in various TV & Online shows, owns his own drag racing events company called The Red List Group, owns a trucking business called JBJE Transportation, and an esports events company based around sim racing.

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Sep 10, 2021
Janet and Tony Blackall On Creating a Motorsport Voice for Veterans EP 60
50:22

John R Miles interviews the Blackall racing team featuring military veterans Tony and Janet Blackall, who race in the MotoAmerica Supersport division and are a privateer team. When they founded Blackall Racing, they did it to race on the national stage and created a motorsport voice for veterans.

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Who Is Blackall Racing?

John discovered the Blackall Racing Team's story and need for purpose-driven brands who would like to sponsor their team after reading an inspirational article in the VFW magazine. Their story, and purpose, are unlike any other in the paddock. The Blackall tandem served in the military, with Tony in the Navy and Janet in the Marines. Based on their strong military background, first-hand knowledge of the struggles in readjusting to life after the military, and Tony’s love for motorcycles, Blackall Racing was launched to promote patriotism and becoming a voice for veterans.

In their discussion with John, Janet, and Tony Blackall discuss the struggles they overcame to launch a privateer racing team, the highlights from their team's first three seasons, Tony's favorite racing tracks, the origin of their motorcycle that honored the victims of 9/11, their advice for veterans who are suffering from PTSD, the types of sponsors they are looking for, and advice to any entrepreneur who is on the patch to go after their dreams.

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Blackall Promo
  • 1:23 Show and Blackall racing intro
  • 3:45 The story behind their VFW magazine article
  • 5:24 Story of how they met and formed their team
  • 9:56 The difficulties of running a privateer team
  • 13:04 What makes a great sponsor for the team
  • 16:23 Their care package charity for deployed veterans
  • 18:10 How they are remembering and honoring 9/11
  • 25:14 How they are helping veterans recover from trauma
  • 33:06 Representing Air Force Special Warfare recruiting
  • 34:56 Tony discusses competing in MotoAmerica SuperSport
  • 41:00 Their advice for entrepreneurs starting their journey
  • 45:26 Advice on navigating the VA
  • 47:06 Information on their next races and 9/11 bike
FOLLOW BLACKALL RACING

Female Veteran Owned & Operated Blackall Racing is a professional motorcycle road racing team with an all-veteran crew. Our goal is to promote patriotism and be a resource for veteran outreach.

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Sep 07, 2021
The Life Changing Power of Saying ”I Can” w/ John R. Miles EP 59
13:33

Ready for one of the most important life lessons you will ever learn? YOU are the most challenging critic you will ever face. When you realize that you are your biggest obstacle, you can start to take steps to silence your own inner critic and move toward the passion-struck life you've dreamed of.

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How can you start saying "I Can" in your life?

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses the life-changing power of saying I can. He uses U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kirstie Ennis to illustrate even under the most difficult situation, you can say I CAN to your life.

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SAYING I CAN SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Special Episode Announcements
  • 3:48 Why you are your biggest critic
  • 5:03 Stop saying I CAN'T
  • 5:40 Story of Marine turned Paralympic competitor Kirstie Ennis
  • 9:48 How to move past yourself
  • 11:40 Overcome your inner voice
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Sep 03, 2021
Michelle Royal On How to Create Your Innovative Power EP 58
01:18:12

What innovative power is waiting to be unleashed by you? Michelle Royal discusses how she uses visualization and facilitation to create breakthroughs in state of mind and behavior. She brings visual stories to life, unlocking the hidden collective power of organizations and individuals.

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Creating Your Innovative Power

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, John R. Miles interviews Michelle Royal, the CEO of RIDG, about creating your innovative power and unleashing the power of ideas and how her family's Subway dynasty of 350 stores spurred her personal journey.

We talk today about how her parent's entrepreneurial spirit impacted her own entrepreneurial pursuit, why she didn’t join the family business, her pursuit of art and the creativity is unleashed, the moment she realized her calling and the steps she took to pursue it, how she didn’t listen to the voices telling her she couldn’t pursue her dreams, how you to can unleash your creative power and so much more. She discusses the influence her mentor, Tom Wujec, a fellow at Autodesk, had on her becoming interested in design thinking and business visualization.

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SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Intro 1:22
  • Michelle Royal Biography
  • 4:41 Her family's journey into owning a Subway franchise dynasty
  • 10:47 She describes the moment her parent's life changed forever
  • 17:22 The importance of having faith in yourself
  • 19:43 How she learned to become resourceful
  • 21:51 Her original path pursuing her passion in the Arts
  • 29:20 How meeting Tom Wujec opened her eyes to design thinking
  • 34:08 Overcoming her critics telling her she couldn't live her passion
  • 37:34 Why no one succeeds alone
  • 44:03 See a compelling future and making it possible
  • 48:38 Why M&A is the new norm company's are using to drive innovation
  • 51:51 Her work in helping with valuation creation teams
  • 54:45 How to create your innovative power
  • 57:30 CURIOSITY (RESOURCEFULNESS x FOCUS) squared by EMOTION = POWER!
  • 1:01:16 Learning to fully trust our own voice
  • 1:07:30 What is the core value that we bring to the world
ENGAGE MICHELLE ROYAL

Michelle Royal is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group). She is an artist self-made speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, who was raised in the growing Subway franchise empire. Her mission is to co-create a world of One Billion Innovators by inspiring contagious worth and value. Michelle holds a Master of Business Innovation (MBI) from the Deusto Business School in Bilbow, Spain, a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and served as the first-ever Innovation Coach to the European Union.

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ABOUT JOHN R. MILES

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Aug 31, 2021
7 Secrets to Build Mental Strength w/ John R. Miles EP 57
19:32

In this episode, John breaks down his 7 secrets to build mental strength. He describes how mental strength is having the capacity to deal with stressors, fears, pressures, obstacles, and life challenges, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in. It is understanding that you are so much more powerful than you realize you are.

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R Miles discusses why mentally strong people can adapt to new ways of thinking while also being able to unlearn self-limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns that no longer serve them and are not relevant anymore.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Frida inspirational message!

7 Secrets to Build Mental Strength Show Notes
  • 0:00 Show intro
  • 2:52 What does it mean to have mental strength?
  • 5:00 How do you become mentally strong?
  • 5:49 Setting clear goals
  • 8:00 Identify areas where you need to focus on yourself
  • 10:26 Avoid the compare and despair trap
  • 12:06 Practice self-gratitude
  • 13:35 Set healthy boundaries
  • 15:01 Surround yourself with positive influences
  • 16:23 Practice self-kindness
  • 17:37 Key Takeaways on becoming mentally strong
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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 27, 2021
Dr. Michael Lewis On The Keys to Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment EP 56
58:44

John interviews Dr. Michael Lewis about recovering from traumatic brain injury and how his 30-plus years of military experience, with a special emphasis on TBI, is working towards improving the care and outcomes of people who have experienced psychological or physical trauma the brain. Like this?

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Why is Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment so Misunderstood?

It is essential to understand that brain injury are like snowflakes. Every person in every brain injury is different. And that is often one of the most misunderstood aspects of traumatic brain injuries. Each year, an estimated 2.5 million people in the US alone experience a traumatic brain injury. But the actual incident level is unknown because so many of them are just not reported. And according to the CDC, there are currently 5.3 million people in the United States alone who suffer from the long-term impacts of traumatic brain injury.

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, John R Miles and Dr. Michael Lewis discuss the use of omega-3 fatty acids to prevent, rehabilitate, and recover from traumatic brain injury.

During the show, they detail three non-profits, including the Warrior Angels Foundation, started by Andrew Marr, the Boulder Crest Warrior PATHH Posttraumatic growth-based training program, and the Brain Health Education and Research Institute.

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SHOW NOTES

  • 0:00 Show Intro and Dr. Lewis Background
  • 5:22 How they met through the Warrior Angels Foundation
  • 7:41 Dr. Lewis' military background and becoming a doctor
  • 15:04 Why the medical community has trouble treating TBI
  • 17:06 CT, MRI, EEG all fail to show TBI in most victims
  • 19:42 50% pf TBI victims experience worsening symptoms over time
  • 21:56 Andrew Marr - Tales From the Blast Factory Book and Movie
  • 24:08 How he discovered Omega-3s could treat traumatic brain injury
  • 28:15 Why the quality of Omega-3s is so important
  • 39:27 The four-pronged approach to TBI recovery
  • 43:40 Why using hormone treatment helps TBI victims
  • 46:50 Why he started his non-profit and what it does
  • 49:37 Why there is no TBI specialty and importance of integrated medicine
  • 51:36 PTSD and Boulder Crest Warrior PATHH Program
ENGAGE DR. MICHAEL LEWIS

Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army Dr. Lewis is an expert on brain health and the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute in 2011 when he retired as a Colonel after a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Army. His pioneering work has helped thousands of people worldwide, and he is regularly featured in the media, including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show and numerous radio shows and podcasts. He is the author of the Amazon Best Selling book When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and brain injuries. Dr. Lewis donates his services to the Warrior Angels Foundation and also the Warrior Path Program. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition.

Patient Contact: http://braincare.center/

Brain care Education Non-Profit: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/

Warrior Angels Foundation Website: https://warriorangelsfoundation.org/

Warrior PATHH website: https://bouldercrest.org/warriorpathh

 

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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 24, 2021
How Your Mental Health Impacts Your Relationships w/ John R Miles EP 55
18:00

Today’s episode is a solo round with John all about how your mental health impacts your relationships, which is a topic that continues to fascinate him the more he speaks to guests about it on the podcast and the more he sees results show up in his life and for those of you who have shared your experiences with him on social media. Like this?

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Why Does Mental Health Impact Relationships?

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R Miles discusses how our mental health has a significant impact on the quality of our relationships. Like every other piece of your life, our mental health heavily affects our interactions with others and can lead to many relationship problems if not correctly cared for.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!  

How Your Mental Health Impacts Your Relationships Show Notes
  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 1:42 Quotes from Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and Prince Harry
  • 2:31 Why mental health impacts relationships
  • 3:38 Mental health impact on romantic partners
  • 5:35 Mental health impact on friends and family
  • 7:00 Mental health impact on career 1
  • 0:22 Tips on improving mental health
  • 14:27 Key takeaways
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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 20, 2021
Amanda Slavin On How to Change Lives by Inspiring Change EP 54
01:04:05

Has anyone ever inspired you to change your life in a significant way that made you healthier, happier, or more fulfilled? Inspiration is powerful, but it isn’t easy. In this Passion Struck podcast, Amanda Slavin discusses the life-altering moment that changed her life and how to change lives by inspiring change in others.

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Link for Amanda Slavin's Ted Talk featured in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkYTz_lg3M

How do you change lives by inspiring change?

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this episode, John R Miles and Amanda Slavin discuss her path from educator to author, speaker, and brand builder. We unpack why so many people are dissatisfied with their jobs and the cause of the low engagement we are seeing across all areas of the world.

Amanda uses the Seventh Level Engagement Framework to discuss what is causing this disengagement and how she is changing lives today by inspiring change. We discuss the difference that positive inspiration can make in a person’s life and how motherhood has changed her perspectives on life and career. 

She also discusses her friendship with the Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and the positive influence he made in her life.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

How to Change Lives by Inspiring Change Show Notes
  • 0:00 Show Intro and Ted Talk
  • 5:01 The 3 P's to finding purpose
  • 13:33 What she learned from teaching Gen Zers
  • 17:35 How motherhood changed her outlook
  • 23:27 Why are so many disengaged?
  • 30:19 How do you get engagement back?
  • 35:57 Dealing with a hostile work environment
  • 40:00 Her experience with Tony Hsieh, the Zappos former CEO
  • 45:17 How do leaders become more engaged?
  • 49:36 Create your own seventh level statement
  • 54:50 Applying yourself to serve others
  • 58:38 What she eliminated to make her more productive
ENGAGE WITH AMANDA SLAVIN

Amanda Slavin, a former Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, is chairperson and Co-founder of CatalystCreativ, an award-winning community events agency specializing in audience engagement. Using the Seventh Level Engagement Framework from her best-selling book, The Seventh Level, she has advised multiple startups including HubSpot, Kiddie Kredit, Speakfully, SEEN, MyVillage, Official, and many more as well as a strategic angel investor and venture partner (OzoneX).

Links

*catalystcreativ.com (Company Website)

*the-seventhlevel.com (Company Website)

*amandaslavin.com (Personal Website)

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https://twitter.com/AJSlavin

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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 17, 2021
Steve Swift On How to Create a Career of Service EP 53
53:05

Captain Steve Swift discusses how to create a career of service to others and how he did so through a 30-year career in the military and now as a running and triathlete coach. Careers helping people come in all shapes and sizes. You can get hands-on in a healthcare or emergency services job, think your way around problems as a social worker or lawyer, or create broader benefits for society in a career such as science or engineering. 

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Creating a Career of Service

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, John R. Miles and Steve Swift discuss Steve's 30-year career of service as a submarine and intelligence officer. His time working at CENTCOM and his lessons learned along the way.

We dive into why he went to the Naval Academy and his experience as a Blue and Gold officer helping guide prospective candidates into becoming a Midshipman. He goes into his tips for them, what they should focus on during high school, and their preparations for getting a recommendation.

Steve and John discuss his participation in the Frogman Swim that strives to build national awareness of the Naval Special Warfare community and support the Navy SEAL Foundation, whose mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

Lastly, we discuss what it takes to achieve peak performance and his suggestions on sleep and training to achieve it, how he trains elite triathlon and marathon athletes for the USAT triathlon nationals and Boston marathon.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Show Notes
  • 0:00 Show Intro
  • 5:30 Steve's journey to the Naval Academy
  • 10:11 Why he pursued submarines
  • 13:28 His transition to the intelligence community
  • 17:25 The key lesson he would teach today's Midshipmen
  • 20:00 The keys to getting into a service academy
  • 28:52 His journey to the Frogman Swim
  • 34:30 How you can support the Frogman Swim
  • 38:04 His running and triathlon coaching tips
  • 43:02 Key steps to achieve peak performance
  • 45:32 The importance of your sleep
ENGAGE CAPT STEVE SWIFT (USN Ret.)

Steve Swift is a USAT triathlon coach and RRCA run coach who has coached over 100 athletes. He retired with the rank of Captain from the Navy Submarine community with 30 years of service. He also retired as a Defense Intelligence Agency team lead, where he worked at the Central Command in Tampa, FL, where he was a lead planner. He has served as the U.S. Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer for the past 19 years for the Tampa Bay area, guiding 1000s of applicants over that time. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has completed 6 Ironman races and 33 marathons.

* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-swift-1767068/

*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamswift87

 

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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 12, 2021
Philip Anthony Mangan On How to Create Your Best Life EP 52
01:01:58

Philip Anthony Mangan joins John R. Miles to talk about how he overcame his directionless Van Wilder life to become an actor, model, personal trainer, and coach. We discuss how after college, he was living the party lifestyle through his party bus company, how he discovered through a failed relationship the courage to turn his life around and create the best life possible for him. The steps he took on the journey including having to fire his best friend and the opportunity he took moving to New York, and how it altered his life trajectory. 

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What Does it Mean to Create Your Best Life?

As humans, one of our biggest goals is to live a fulfilled and passion-driven life. One that reflects your true values and desires. A life where you wake up happy and filled with passion by doing what you believe makes a difference to the world. That is how you create your best life and become passion-struck in the process. 

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Enjoy

HOW TO CREATE YOUR BEST LIFE SHOW NOTES
  • 0:00 Show Intro
  • 2:41 Introducing Philip Anthony Mangan
  • 5:39 Living the party boy life
  • 11:51 How is summer travel changed his perspective
  • 15:12 Why did he cut his hair which was was a major part of his identity
  • 17:35 How he faced his brutal reality and realized he was not living the life he wanted
  • 20:30 How he chose to change his life through a relationship he was in
  • 27:07 How he went about self-reflection
  • 29:14 Quieting the noise through mindfulness
  • 33:24 The door that opened for him in New York
  • 36:22 How he got into modeling
  • 41:26 What led him to become a vegan
  • 43:46 How he became more mindful through diet
  • 48:58 How he helps women with weight loss
  • 50:03 Becoming a personal trainer
  • 53:29 How he customizes his program for clients
  • 56:22 Why you need to push yourself
PHILIP ANTHONY MANGAN RESOURCES

Philip Anthony Mangan, a.k.a. The Wellness Wingman, helps overwhelmed women lose weight & regain control through daily personalized support. Philip is a model, commercial actor, an environmental activist, and a Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

*Website: https://philipanthonymangan.com/

*Hire him to model: https://philipanthonymangan.com/portfolio

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philipanthonymangan/

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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 10, 2021
Why Humility is Vital to Your Success w/ John R. Miles EP 51
18:27

In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses why humility is vital to your success, and specifically intellectual humility. The definition of intellectual humility, determining if we are practicing humility, what happens when we don't, and techniques to get better at being humble. 

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Why is Humility Vital?

It is ok to have self-confidence, but it becomes a problem when that grows; it encompasses you. People often ask me what the key to peak performance is? It is intellectual humility! And, that is why humility is vital to your success.

The act of being humble fosters a positive impact on your career and life.

Here are additional topics from past podcasts that were mentioned in the show:

Why Humility is Vital to Your Success Show Notes
  • Thomas Horton Quote
  • Why do others perceive us differently than we perceive ourselves
  • John tells a personal story of learning humility the hard way
  • Letting ego get the best of us
  • Why it's hard to foster humility
  • How you can recognize if you are not using humility
  • Why being humble is underrated
  • The reason possessing intellectual humility is vital to your success
  • 4 ways you can practice humility
  • What happens when we don't practice humility
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JOHN R. MILES

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PASSION STRUCK

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Aug 06, 2021
Dara Kurtz How to Create a Crazy Perfect Life EP 50
01:01:48

What would your perfect life look like? Everyone has trials and tribulations in life. How you react to those challenges determines how “perfect” you think your life is. The key to getting what you want out of this life is living with intention.

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Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, John R. Miles and his guest Dara Kurtz discuss creating a crazy perfect life.

Creating a Crazy Perfect Life

John R. Miles and Dara Kurtz discuss the tremendous change in her life brought on by a breast cancer diagnosis.  Dara makes it clear that getting a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. She believes that it is your attitude that will dictate so much of how you navigate through it.

She views time as our most precious resource and discusses how she has altered her time management and the incredible results it brought in helping her create a crazy perfect life.

We discuss how her definition of living a successful life was altered and how she started focusing on spending her days doing activities that feed her soul. Why it's vital to stay the course and not tip over the apple cart. But many people fail to do that and don't change.

Why the way you choose to wake up and be positive about your outlook is up to you to create. How the Failure to make choices is a choice. You're living this life and your image and all of the things that go along with that. And it's not easy to wake up one day and say, you know, hey, this isn't actually what I want to be doing. And not everyone's going to like that. And not everyone's going to like the new version of you. Or maybe you make a change. It will trigger things for other people that they don't want to think about for themselves. So it's safer to stay the course. It really just all came down to redefining success for myself.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Enjoy!

Show Notes
  • Passion struck podcast episode 50
  • Dara discusses her financial advisor career
  • Her unlikely cancer diagnosis
  • The impact her mom's sickness had on her life
  • Treating the entire person body, mind, and soul
  • Why choosing to change is so hard
  • Creating the crazy perfect life
  • How she used social media to boost her brand to 200,000 followers
  • Dara discusses her book Crush Cancer
  • The power of your daily choices
  • Why Not making a choice is making a choice
  • Lighting round of questions
FOLLOW DARA KURTZ

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-two, Dara left her twenty-year career as a financial advisor to focus on writing, speaking, and podcasting. Today her personal blog, Crazy Perfect Life, reaches over 200,000 followers. Her latest book, I am My Mother's Daughter: Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love, was released in September 2020. It is all about the connection between mothers and daughters from one generation to the next.

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Aug 03, 2021
Why Your Ego is Holding You Back w/ John R. Miles EP 49
15:31

There is such a fine line between confidence and ego. You can have faith in your abilities and be a forceful leader without an ego. In this podcast, John R. Miles discusses what the ego is, how to know if your ego is running your life, why your ego is holding you back, and 5 ways to recognize if you have an ego problem.

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Is Our Ego Getting in Our Way?

We cross the lines into ego when we can't (or won't try to) understand perceptions.  Understanding another person's perception is different than agreeing.  We may disagree, but if we can't understand where another person is coming from we can at least have a dialog.  When our knee-jerk reaction is to dismiss without seeking to learn, it is ego getting in the way.

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Why Your Ego is Holding You Back Show Notes
  • Understanding when we cross into an ego problem
  • How EGO impacted John's team at Lowe's
  • How a big ego can hold you back
  • Why we should focus on efforts instead of outcomes
  • Five Signs You have an ego problem
  • How does the ego run your life?
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Jul 30, 2021
Saskia Lightstar On How To Create Our Best Self EP 48
57:09

Saskia Lightstar thought she was living it big when she enjoyed the party girl lifestyle in South Africa. It turns out it was her low point, as she dealt with eating disorders and self-image issues. Then her biggest test came when she learned she had cancer. It was at that point after beating breast cancer she learned the true meaning of how to create our best self. It starts with self-love and kindness.

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In this powerful Passion Struck podcast interview, John R. Miles and Saskia Lightstar discuss creating our best selves. For Saskia, it started by her understanding her self-narrative and that it needed to change. Why she considers herself a cancer misfit, and how that has completely changed her outlook on life.

Creating Our Best Self

In 2013, following her treatment for breast cancer, Saskia found that she was struggling to adapt to her new life. For her, the emotions that were put aside during her breast cancer treatment returned, and she felt stuck in a no man's land, overwhelmed with remorse, fear,  and sadness. Saskia Lightstar felt like a cancer misfit, healed physically but still struggling mentally and emotionally with the trauma she'd endured. 

Saskia fell into a deep, deep depression. After cancer, she would try to look up the topic of life after treatment or support after cancer treatment, and she couldn't find anything. There's so much information when you're diagnosed, and you're going through it, and then suddenly, just because you're finished the treatment, it's like you're done. 

It was a good two or three years that she was quite a lost soul. And it was that rock bottom. For Saskia, that made her think, "Okay, you know what, I need to find a way out of this."

And that's where her journey really began.

Her book, The Cancer Misfit, is to catch survivors and take them to that bit when you don't know what's next, how you're feeling, or who you are anymore. That's why She is dedicating her life to helping other cancer survivors, so they don't go through the same misery as she did.

Hot to Create Our Best Self Show Notes
  • Her party girl superficial life
  • Why do we self numb
  • Learning she has cancer
  • How she learned to look within
  • Why she wrote the Cancer Misfit
  • Discovering you can heal your life
  • Louise Hay mirror work
  • Why she loves boundaries
  • Expecting instant gratification
  • How she connected to herself
  • What it means to be kind
  • Her belief in moderation
  • Why there is no normal after cancer
ENGAGE SASKIA LIGHTSTAR

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Jul 27, 2021
Why You Need To Stop Playing Small w/ John R. Miles EP 47
16:16

In this powerful Passion Struck podcast episode, John R. Miles breaks down why we need to stop playing small and instead play big. He goes through what it means to play small vs playing big and 7 skills you can use to play big and live a no regrets life.

Why So Many Are Playing Small in Their Life

Did you know that Two-thirds of Brits and over seventy percent of Americans feel they are living an unfulfilled life, according to new research? When we are not living to our full capability, it is the very definition of playing small in our life. That is why it is so vital that we start playing big and living a no regrets life.

Despite an overwhelming majority of people saying they have a bucket list, most of us have only ticked off between one and five items on it. That is because we fall into the trap of security, comfort, and fear. Those things holding us back from living the passion-driven life we are meant to live.

In this episode, you will understand why it is so detrimental to play small and the criteria for doing so. Also, what it means to play big and how that can have a profound impact on your happiness.

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PLAYING SMALL SHOW NOTES
  • How dare I play small
  • What does playing small mean?
  • Why do we play small?
  • What is playing big?
  • Skills for playing big
  • How to pursue your bucket list today
  • Being grateful for life
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Jul 23, 2021
Victoria Humphries On Taking Life to New Heights EP 46
59:26

In this powerful episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles interviews Victoria Humphries (Riches) about taking life to new heights by being willing to have an anything is possible attitude. By saying "I CAN" to life's opportunities, she found it to be the key to living her bucket list which she is doing in her 50 at 50 challenge. We discuss that and so much more during our inspirational conversation.

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How To Take Life to New Heights

Do you believe anything possible? Victoria Humphries (Riches) has built her life and career around that simple saying and taking life to new heights she never imagined possible. She is a polar adventurer, three times Guinness World Record holder, mountain climber, marathon runner, author, businesswoman, motivational & after-dinner speaker, and just a 'normal' person.

She believes that Anything is Possible if you put your mind to it. What's the worst that can happen? Just give it a go!  

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Always remember that anything is possible - just believe in yourself!

Enjoy!!

Show Notes
  • Learning an "I Can" attitude
  • Growing from failure
  • Stepping into life's door
  • Open door mentality
  • Her polar expedition
  • Flying a frozen C-130 plane
  • Finding her middle ground
  • Her 50 at 50 challenge
  • Overcoming fear
  • Having self-belief
  • Her book "Frigid Women"
  • Succeeding in hard times
  • Rapid round
ENGAGE VICTORIA HUMPHRIES

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriahumphriesuk/

Website: https://www.anythingispossible.co.uk/

50at50: https://www.50at50.org.uk/

Speaking: https://www.scampspeakers.co.uk/speaker/victoria-humphries/

 

QUOTES BY VICTORIA HUMPHRIES

"If an opportunity is presented to you or a door is opened for you, step through it, step into it." "If you conceive yourself succeeding, that's how you gain self-belief." "Things will always go wrong. And my goodness, they will go wrong badly at times, but you've got to keep moving. You can't stop and bury your head in the sand, but equally, don't ignore what's happened; learn from it."

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Jul 20, 2021
Mastering the Art of Tact w/ John R. Miles EP 45
12:08

We all have to communicate painful or sensitive information at some point in our careers. And, while it's important, to tell the truth, we need to think about how we do it. Tact allows us to be honest while respecting a person's feelings.

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When we communicate tactfully, we can preserve relationships, build credibility, and demonstrate thoughtfulness.

In today’s episode of the Passion Struck, John R. Miles examines what tact is, and looks at how you can develop this important quality.

John discusses how tact and diplomacy are skills centered around an understanding of other people and being sensitive to their opinions, beliefs, ideas, and feelings.

Developing effective tact and diplomacy skills requires practice and good judgment.  These skills are not limited to use informal communications, such as in the workplace: tact and diplomacy are also important when developing and maintaining friendships, romantic relationships, and relationships in the family.

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Jul 16, 2021
How to Implement Your Bucket List w/ Trav Bell ”The Bucket List Guy” EP 44
01:06:48

Are you living the life you want to live? Creating your bucket list can be one of the most important things you can do to provide a roadmap for life. Like this? Please subscribe, and join me on my new platform for personal development: https://passionstruck.com/.

Thank you for Watching the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, John R. Miles interviews Trav Bell "The Bucket List Guy" to discuss how you implement your bucket list and create the life you always wanted.

Trav and John discuss why so many people never create a bucket list. Why he believes instead of delaying it to retirement, we should be actively living our bucket list and turn it into our life list.

Why it is as easy as taking pen to paper to get started on the task.

The two discuss the idea of a reverse bucket list and why doing self-reflection is such a powerful tool in helping you develop your bucket list.

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What is a Bucket List?

A bucket list, also called a life list, is a group of activities that you want to experience or accomplish before you die. We all have some idea about the things we want to do in life, but compiling them into a concrete list can make them a reality.

Your bucket list should contain items that are deeply meaningful to you. Don’t include items simply because you feel you should or because others would find them impressive. What are your dreams? What brings you fulfillment? 

How to Implement Your Bucket List Show Notes
  • Trav Bell introduces his book
  • How Trav built a serial gym franchise
  • The other 23 hours concept
  • How he became the bucket list guy
  • Living congruently to your values
  • What is a reverse bucket list
  • Advice on how to tackle your bucket list
  • The importance of action stacking
  • Creating a contract with yourself
  • Rapid round of questions
ENGAGE WITH TRAV BELL

As a self-appointed ʻBucket Listologistʼ, Trav has obsessively studied the Bucket List phenomenon & blended the worldʼs best Positive Psychology principles to create his own unique Bucket List Life Philosophy. He has designed his life around his Bucket List and now he helps Bucket Listers all over the globe create and cross off theirs.

*Website: https://www.thebucketlistguy.com/

*Coaching: https://www.bucketlistcoach.com/

*Book: https://www.amazon.com/My-Bucketlist-Blueprint-Steps-tickitB4Ukickit-ebook/dp/B08QG56PXP

*Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bucketlistguy.travbell/

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Jul 13, 2021
How to Resolve Conflict in 5 Steps w/ John R. Miles EP 43
14:45

Just like “death and taxes,” conflict is inevitable! Why? Because no two individuals have the same needs and concerns. That is why it is essential to understand how to resolve conflict in 5 steps. 

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In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses unhealthy vs. healthy conflict resolution and understanding the different conflict management styles.

Conflict, or more specifically, interpersonal conflict, is a fact of life and organizational life. It often emerges when people are stressed, for example, when there are changes on the horizon or when everyone is under pressure because of a looming deadline. However, conflict can also arise in relationships and situations outside work.

How to Resolve Conflict in a Healthy Way

But there is a difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict. Without conflict, we don’t have robust relationships, create a future vision, and don’t move the needle. But unhealthy conflict ends up eating away at trust and shared values. That is why diplomacy is so important to bringing about healthy conflict management.

According to the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), used by human resource (HR) professionals worldwide, there are five major styles to resolve conflict—collaborating, competing, avoiding, accommodating, and compromising. Knowing when and how to use each style can help resolve conflict and improve the working environment or interpersonal relationships.

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Show Notes

  • How Dell produced unhealthy conflict
  • Why conflict management is inevitable
  • Explaining the 5 conflict management styles
  • How conflict creates trust and shared values
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PASSION STRUCK

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Jul 09, 2021
Sydney Wong On The Keys to Becoming a Lean Startup EP 42
51:02

Have you ever wondered what the keys to becoming a lean startup are? Entrepreneur Sydney Wong discovered that while on a one-way ticket to San Francisco. From that experience, she decided to launch VenturX in Montreal to help startups achieve funding and overall success.

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Sydney Wong's Journey to Creating VenturX

In this powerful Passion Struck Podcast Episode, John R. Miles and Sydney Wong discuss her journey from McGill University to becoming a financial analyst to now leading a startup accelerator in Montreal, CA. We go into why balance, your self-narrative, and routine is so vital in becoming a lean startup.

Sydney met startups at Montreal events that needed help with funding and grants; she offered to write business plans. In 2016, she launched a gamified business plan writing application.

Most people didn't complete "Product Validation" Level 3 (out of 8 levels) during the beta. That was the biggest failure for startups, so she grouped and built out this application. She broadened the research to understand the success metrics that investors, government grantors, and banks are looking for when funding startups.

The VenturX metrics were reverse-engineered to provide quality startups the best chances for funding and success. The rest is history!!!

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Keys to Becoming a Lean Startup Show Notes
  • Attending McGill University
  • How she found her passion
  • One way ticket to San Francisco that changed Sydney's life
  • Understanding appetite for risk
  • Creating the startup hub in Montreal
  • How to work on your inner self
  • The importance of learning from failure
  • The Concept of balance
  • How you pace yourself
  • Her morning routine
  • What she removed from her life
  • Lightning round of questions
Sydney Wong Quotes

"You are always a product of your environment."

"If you want a happy life, you need to have a series of happy days."

"Your journey as an Entrepreneur is as if writing a storybook."

ENGAGE SYDNEY WONG

Sydney Wong founded VenturX to tackle the problem that 90% of startups fail in their first year. We provide an innovative solution to guide startups to launch and connect to funding.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sydneywong1/

Website: https://venturx.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/venturx.ca/

 

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JOHN R. MILES

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Jul 06, 2021
What is the Secret to Diplomacy w/ John R. Miles EP 41
09:09

Earlier in my career, I was lucky to meet and work for Jay Skibinksi who is one of the best leaders I've ever met. Jay taught me many lessons over the years, but one of the best was understanding the secret to diplomacy.

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Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses what is the secret to diplomacy and provides his 5 strategies to unlocking it in both your organizational and personal life.

None of us are born knowing how to be diplomatic, but the skill can be learned - and should be to make life happier and with less turmoil.

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What is the Secret to Diplomacy?

The secret to diplomacy is forging ahead on a belief or objective without inflicting calamity or unnecessarily igniting an argument.

It involves a deep comprehension of the many attributes of human nature that can erode a relationship and bring about disagreement.

It also is about having an obligation to addressing these with foresight and grace.

 

The Secret to Diplomacy Show Notes
  • Jay Skibinski's request
  • Honing my skills in the art of diplomacy
  • What is the art of diplomacy
  • Four Steps to practice the art of diplomacy
  • Five strategies to deploy diplomacy in your life
Quotes from John R. Miles

"True Kindness does not mean seeming kind. It means helping those people who we're likely to confront by administering a sharp clean blow of reality to kill off all hope."

 

"The art of diplomacy has become one of the most important skills that we can have as a leader."

 

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Jul 02, 2021
Steph Lee On Meditation Benefits for People with Chronic Illness EP 40
01:01:27

The biggest thing that holds any of us back is our own minds - specifically, the thoughts our minds think and our willingness to believe them. Imagine the mindset shift for a person with chronic illness and the meditation benefits that they can achieve through mindfulness practice.

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In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast, John R. Miles interviews Steph Lee about how her life suddenly changed when she was faced with a rare chronic illness called Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis.

They discuss how you become aware of your thoughts and learn how to manage them to stop controlling you and thereby stop overthinking so much; your life will open up to so much more.

Steph Lee opens up about how her life has changed and how the little things matter so much to her now. But, also how looking at the big picture is so vital for how she lives her life.

She also discusses how her meditation started through the teaching of Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is a pioneer in using meditation to help treat chronic illness.

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What are the benefits of meditation?

Meditation is focusing one’s mind for a period of time and practicing deep thinking to evoke feelings of self-healing, awareness, and relaxation.

It’s an ancient practice that’s been around for centuries but has gained resurgence in recent years, as researchers study it to determine its effects on health. Several studies have established the many benefits of meditation, including using it as a tool in managing chronic illnesses.

What is Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis?

Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas) is a vasculitis that impacts the small vessels involving mainly your joints, skin, kidneys, and peripheral nervous system. 

Symptoms include:

  • Rash with red spots and/or purplish discoloration from bleeding under the skin, mostly affecting the lower legs.
  • Severe fatigue.
  • Joint pain.
  • Numbness, tingling, and/or burning sensation of the extremities, especially hands and feet, caused by nerve damage.
  • Muscle pain and weakness.
Meditation Benefits For Chronic Illness Show Notes
  • Steph's Love of Global Travel
  • Her favorite travel destinations
  • The symptoms that became her chronic illness
  • How Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis altered her life
  • Overcoming her fears
  • How meditation changed her life
  • Embracing joy and letting go
  • Appreciating the little things
  • Applying the bigger picture to your life
  • How life changes with cryoglobulinemia vasculitis
  • Her advice to her 20-year-old self 48:49 Importance of adaptability
  • Rapid round of questions
ENGAGE WITH OUR GUEST STEPH LEE

Steph Lee is the founder of Host Agency Reviews (HAR), a website that connects over 70k travel advisors a month to travel industry resources. HAR helps people join the travel industry with the roadmap to start and grow their travel agencies successfully. Described as the Match.com or Yelp for travel agents looking for a larger travel agency to align with, HAR's resources also include a popular travel events calendar, podcast, in-depth blog, and more. You can usually find Steph gardening, meditating, exploring with her two adorable pups, or eating warm, delicious chocolate chip cookies in her free time.

Website: https://hostagencyreviews.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamstephly

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamstephly/

Jon Kabat-Zinn resource: https://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

 

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Jun 29, 2021
Brad Yates On EFT Tapping Into Your True Self EP 39
01:03:15

What is the key to tapping into your true self?  Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles interviews Brad Yates, who is one of the foremost experts on EFT tapping and the art of using emotional freedom techniques (EFT).

We used this discussion to uncover how EFT tapping can help you overcome trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as helping you overall with your mental health.

We explore how to use tapping and Brad does through with verbal and visual cues (if you want to check out the YouTube version) so that you can understand how to start tapping into your true self.

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What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine – including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy

Please remember to take full responsibility for your own well-being - practice great self-care, and seek appropriate professional assistance as needed. I encourage you to take a look at this video as well: https://youtu.be/6Tx5eX2t7Ag Thank you. :)

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Connect With Our Guest Brad Yates

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TapWithBrad

Instagram: http://instagram.com/tapwithbrad

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tapwithbrad

Success Beyond Belief Newsletter: https://www.tapwithbrad.com

Brad's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/eftwizard

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JOHN R. MILES

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Jun 25, 2021
Abigail Barnes On: Turn Your Time Into Productivity EP 38
52:36

Do you know how to turn your time into productivity? This search for a more productive life has led to a particular miscategorization about what time management is and how it relates to productivity-- the simple truth is that it is far more than simply having a to-do list and checking this off of it. 

The most productive people do not concentrate on doing more things. This is actually the opposite of being productive. If you really want to be effective, you've got to make a point of doing the right things with your time. This starts by realizing It's Your Time. 

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Turn Your Time Into Productivity

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, John R. Miles and Abigail Barnes discuss Time Management and how to use this vital resource to increase your productivity in your career and your life. 

It begs the question, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It's probably because staying on task and avoiding distraction is more challenging to accomplish than your actual work in this digital age. Not to mention the feeling of having a productive day is somewhat euphoric. 

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Turn Your Time Into Productivity Show Notes
  • Richard Branson's Influence
  • Prada, Parties & Prosecco
  • Desire to be courageous in yourself
  • The trip that changed her life
  • The ramifications of her wake-up call
  • Making changes in her life
  • Following the dots
  • Importance of micro-steps
  • The Yeah But Syndrome
  • The 888 formula of time management
  • Importance of sleep for productivity
  • Be the scientist of your own life
  • Winners find a way
  • Why It's your time
  • Lightning round
Quotes From Abigail Barnes

"When you understand what you're doing with your time, and you track it, and you audit it, then it gives you the power to start to make decisions and choices."

"The quality of your questions dictates the quality of your life." 

 FOLLOW ABIGAIL BARNES

Abigail Barnes is the founder of Success by Design Training, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and corporate trainer on time management and productive wellbeing. In addition, she is a qualified coach and creator of the renowned 888 Formula.

* Website: www.successbydesigntraining.com

* Email: hello@successbydesigntraining.com

* Book: https://timemanagementforentrepreneursandprofessionals.com/

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Jun 22, 2021
Charles P. Smith On Why We Need To Stop Veteran Suicide Rates EP 37
53:44

According to the 2020 National Veterans Suicide Prevention Annual report, suicide rates continue to increase in the U.S. adult population. There is also a growing correlation between post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide risk.

In this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast, John R. Miles interviews Charles P. Smith on the growing suicide rate among veterans, active-duty military members, and the general population. Charles served 10 years as a Marine Corps officer. Through his TedX, viewed by over 2 million, and this podcast, he is trying to bring a voice to the voiceless.

We discuss how mental illness is the same if not more important as physical health, yet it is viewed completely differently. If someone's mental health isn't there, we need to talk about it. This is a subject that we need to focus on in this growing dilemma that seems to be ignored by the highest levels of the military.

Charles provides shocking information that since September 11th, there have been over 115,000 veterans who have taken their lives through suicide. This number was fact check by the TedX team. The reality is that if you include active duty members, it is over 138,000 - a 20:1 ratio of suicides in the military community compared to those who lost their lives in combat.  

We also discuss these statistics on why we need to focus more on suicide rates at the highest levels of the military and government. And the growing link between post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide rates. 

Statistics on suicide rates

It is a staggering statistic that 46,510 American adults died by suicide in 2018, compared with 31,610 in 2005. The average rose from 86.6 per day in 2005 to 124.4 in 2017 and 127.4 in 2018. That is a 47.1% increase, and the rate of suicides in veterans is 1.5x that of the general population. 

Across the nation, the number of suicide deaths has been rising since the turn of the millennium.  Overall, from 2005 to 2018, the age- and sex-adjusted suicide rates among Veterans were higher and rose faster than those among non-Veteran U.S. adults.

Reports:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/11/12/suicide-rate-among-veterans-up-again-slightly-despite-focus-on-prevention-efforts/

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/data-sheets/2020/2020-National-Veteran-Suicide-Prevention-Annual-Report-11-2020-508.pdf

Post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide rates

The National Center for PTSD 2017 report found an association between post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. And, the association between PTSD and suicide is particularly relevant to military members and Veterans. Among US Army service members from 2001–2009, those who died by suicide were almost 13x more likely to have received a diagnosis of PTSD than all Army service members in the same time period.

One study examined all suicide deaths from 1994–2006 using the Danish national healthcare and social registries and found that persons with PTSD had 5.3x the death rate from suicide than persons without PTSD.

A subsequent study examined death from suicide among all persons diagnosed with PTSD in Denmark from 1995–2011 and found that after adjustment for demographics and pre-existing comorbid psychiatric diagnoses, persons with PTSD had 13x the rate of suicide than persons without PTSD.

Reports:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/publications/rq_docs/V28N4.pdf

https://www.verywellmind.com/ptsd-and-suicide-2797540

Quotes From Charles P. Smith

"These people who take that step to take their life, they are in pain we can't understand."

"When they take their life, they think that they are becoming less of a burden on others when the reality is it actually hurts the people that they love." "This is a way to give a voice to the now voiceless." "And when you look at the statistics, in particular, in the veteran community, the suicide rate is one and a half times that in the general population."

ENGAGE CHARLES P. SMITH

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Charles is a servant leader and passionate veteran’s advocate. He recently had the honor of becoming a TED Talk speaker on the topic of veteran suicide. He felt compelled to raise awareness of this serious and important issue following the death by suicide of his own executive officer in May 2019.

Charles P. Smith TedX: https://www.ted.com/talks/charles_p_smith_how_the_us_can_address_the_tragedy_of_veteran_suicide?language=en

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Jun 18, 2021
Nir Bashan On The Secret To Unlocking Your Creativity EP 36
54:27

Do you know how to unleash the creator mindset? Learn from Nir Bashan, the author who wrote the book on it, the secret to unlocking your creativity and creating the passion-driven life you have always wanted.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Episode, John R. Miles interviews Nir Bashan, author of the Creator Mindset.

Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals across the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales and ultimately create more meaning in their work. McGraw/Hill published his book The Creator Mindset in August 2020.

The Creator Mindset is a system he developed to help teach folks in non-creative fields how to think creatively to solve problems.

In today's episode, we discuss how to apply it to your personal life and using creativity to power your journey to becoming Passion Struck.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message! 

Enjoy!!

CONNECT WITH NIR BASHAN

-http://www.nirbashan.com | Website

-http://www.thecreatormindset.com | Book Website

-https://www.nirbashan.com/thecreatormindset | Online Community

-https://www.linkedin.com/in/nirbashan/ | Linkedin

-@nirbashan | Insta

-@Nir_Bashan | Twitter

-nirbashan1 | Facebook

-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOiXZjhjjVQ2jTpI2iukBAg | Youtube

-nb@nirbashan.com | Email

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JOHN R. MILES

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Jun 15, 2021
Never Believe a Prediction That Doesn’t Ignite You w/ John R. Miles EP 35
16:19

One of my favorite TedX Talks featured Sean Stephenson, a former American author, therapist, and celebrated speaker. He inspired this episode on why you should never believe a prediction that doesn't ignite you.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses why predictions in our lives can be so destructive to us living a passion-driven life.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Never Believe a Prediction That Doesn't Ignite You Show Notes
  • Sean Stephenson Quote and Inspiration
  • Difference Between Ignite and Empower
  • How Predictions Lead To Self-Limiting Beliefs
  • The Prediction My English Teacher Made About Me
  • 3 Important Lessons About Predictions
  • We Are The Storyteller and Main Actor in Our Life
  • You Are Who You Believe You Can Be
  • We Are Living the Story We Create
  • Everyone Is Rooting For You To Win
  • Predictions Through The Light of PTSD
Quotes From John R. Miles

“Everyone is waiting for you to win, even those who don’t know you, but it all starts with you wanting yourself to win.”

"If you are not fulfilled in what you are doing, there is no way that you are living to your full capability."

"When you think about that story, and where you are in your life, and you're performing it day in and day out. Are you happy about where you are? Do you feel fulfilled? Are you living at your full capability? Are you living the life that you want to live?"

"But I can tell you; I'm doing this today because I made a choice in my own life that I wasn't going to let the disabilities that impact me define who I am and the path I want to take in my own life."

Sean Stephenson TedX

Sean Stephenson TedX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRO5-V1uK0

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JOHN R. MILES

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Jun 11, 2021
Midori Verity On Identifying Your Zone of Genius EP 34
01:10:47

Have you wondered how to build success in your start-up? It starts by creating passion with the entrepreneurial success triangle that helps you identify your zone of genius.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful interview, Midori Verity and John R. Miles discuss creating passion with the entrepreneurial success triangle. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Midori and John talk about many entrepreneurial topics today and go into how you stop self-sabotaging your life. Her three keys for living her own life. The success triangle that she uses to coach entrepreneurs.

We discuss vibrational energy and how that vibrational energy can make such an impact on either you having a positive outcome or a negative one.

We also talk about what it means to live a pinball life and go over the Bee and Turtle effect.

And so much more!!

Identifying Your Zone of Genius Show Notes
  • Adapting through the entrepreneurial success triangle
  • How are values and beliefs different
  • Having a narrative with ourselves
  • Why we ask others for permission
  • How to stop self-sabotaging
  • OKR goal setting
  • Bee and Turtle Effect
  • Finding Our zone of genius
  • Importance of constantly learning
  • The Mosquito Principle
  • Importance of vibrational energy
Quotes from Midori Verity

"When you get up being ground in the dirt, you're more likely to grow."

"Values, that's something true to your core, right? When you have your core values, that's something that makes your heart sing, that's something that we protect."

"I see so many entrepreneurs who don't have time to get clear on what's really going on and recognize the patterns because they're just so busy being busy."

"Your aspirational goal is that one that's in alignment with your passion, and what moves you and is the mission of your organization."

Resources:  Book by Don Miguel Ruiz :https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319

Follow Midori Verity

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*Website: https://fueltofire.co/

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MidoriVerity As a mindset coach, TV show host, and seasoned entrepreneur for 25+ years, Midori Verity assists ambitious professionals to unlock their potential by replacing their subconscious mental barriers. Midori is the CEO and Co-founder of ‘Fuel to Fire Entrepreneur Group,’ focused on helping members achieve massive goals using the Entrepreneur Success Triangle. This approach implements Accountability, Systems, and Coaching.

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Jun 08, 2021
Letting Go of a Toxic Friend Or A Relationship You Have Outgrown w/ John R. Miles EP 33
24:13

Have you ever wondered when it is time to let relationships or friendships go? In doing so, you will learn why you take your power back by letting toxic people go.  Learn the keys to letting go of a toxic friend or a relationship you have outgrown.

Thank you for listening to the Passion Struck podcast. In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses why you take your power back by letting toxic people go. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

It might sound harsh, but you do not have to hold onto a friendship that you have outgrown or has become a toxic relationship. Humans are social by nature and we need friendship and support as we venture through life. While it is normal to want to form long-term friendships, the reality is that you are under no obligation to remain friends with someone who is toxic, holds you back from personal growth, or that simply does not have common interests with you any longer. 

Show Notes About a Toxic Friend or Relationship You Have Outgrown
  • Learning That Friendships Change
  • Why You Don't Have To Hold Onto Toxic People
  • Why We Main Loyal to Outgrown Relationships
  • Five Signs That Indicate Toxic People
  • What You Do When a Friendship Isn't Working

 

Quotes From John R. Miles

"It might sound harsh, but you do not have to hold onto a friendship that you have outgrown."

"There is no winning in a toxic relationship."

"Just because your relationship or friendship was one time successful, It does not mean that you have to stay in that relationship forever."

"Humans by nature are social. And we want people in our lives, we want friendships, and we need that support as we venture through our own individual lives."

"I have found it can actually be extremely beneficial to have friends in different categories. Because that way you know who to go to in different situations."

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Jun 04, 2021
Ron Lutz On The Secret to Servant Leadership EP 32
48:08

What is the secret to servant leadership skills? In this Passion Struck Podcast episode, John R. Miles interviews Ron Lutz about improving your servant leadership skills. And applying it to your life.

New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

In today's discussion, Ron Lutz and I will discuss some of the mutual experiences we had working together at Lowe's Home Improvement. Primarily, a joint project we worked on was the first in the company's history of applying the agile methodology to our software development projects. We discuss the keys that made this project such a success and why agile software development takes involvement not only from the software team but, even more importantly, the business team it is supporting.

Ron talks about how this initiative saved the company over $400 Million and the keys that made the project such a success.

We explore the importance of serving others versus serving ourselves and why becoming a servant leader is so important as we approach this all-digital future that we're entering into.

Ron shares words of advice on how you be a servant leader both in your career and personal life and so much more.

Enjoy!!

What You Will Learn In the Show About Servant Leadership
  • How Agile Software Development Saved Lowe's over $400 Million
  • What It Means to Speak With Your Feet
  • How to Be a Builder of Businesses
  • Overcoming Innate Risk
  • How You Know, It Is Time to Transition
  • The difference in a Servant Leader From a Traditional Leader
  • The Most Important Characteristic of Servant Leadership
  • How to Apply Servant Leadership In Your Personal Life
  • Learn About the Veterans Empowerment Organization He Serves 
Quotes From Ron Lutz

"And your notion, that agile solution made perfect sense to me at the time, in terms of our dynamic need relative to the business, we were trying to stand up, it worked flawlessly."

"For every week that we could take out of the build cycle, that was half a million dollars of incremental sales per week."

"I turned around one day, and I said, Wait a minute, am I truly fulfilled? Am I actually giving all the value back to Lowe's that I feel like Lowe's deserves? Frankly, am I staying true to who I am?" "We need to know ourselves very well."

"Every voice along with the continuum matters. Everyone's activity is a value add an activity; everyone should have the ability to be able to say if we did this, it would have this cause and effect."

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Advisory Cloud: https://www.advisorycloud.com/profile/Ronald-Lutz

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Jun 01, 2021
Stop Applying a Governor to Your Life w/ John R. Miles EP 31
21:31

So many today are living short of their potential. I believe it is because of restrictions we place on ourselves, and that is why you need to stop applying a governor to your life.

Are you living to your true capability, your purpose in life, your future potential? According to a number of recent studies from Gallup, Gartner, and Bill and Melinda Gates - The majority of us are not. I believe that is because of our self-governor. And you know what that governor is?

It is our MINDS!!!

And when it starts facing fear or adversity, it shuts down.

You can think of our governor as our survival mechanism is our safety blanket as that crutch. When things start to get very painful, your mind ends up taking control and then tells you and your body that you need to be doing something else, anything other than putting yourself into that uncomfortable place.

In this episode, you will learn why as few as 15% of all people globally live their lives to their full abilities. 

You will learn the three ways to recognize your self-governors and then how to stop applying a governor to your capabilities and unlocking a passion-driven life.  

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Episode
  • Studies That Illustrate We Are Not Living Our Capability
  • What is a Governor and How is it Used
  • How We Apply a Governor to Our Life
  • John's Own Story of Applying a Governor
  • What is Keeping You From Living the Life You want
  • The Three Governors We Apply to Our life
  • Making the Choice to Accept Yourself
  • How to Get Out of Your Own Way
Quotes from John R. Miles

"It (2019 Gallup Survey) found that only 15% of all those employees, 1 billion of them are actually engaged at work. You look at that another way. That means that an astronomical 85% of the planet's full-time workers are dissatisfied with their jobs."

 

"We are living our capability, our purpose in life, our future potential with a governor that we apply to ourselves. And you know what that Governor is? It is our MINDS. And when it starts facing fear or adversity, it shuts down."

 

"When you can start taking control of your mind, you can start removing the governor from your life."

 

"I used to think that I would really motivate myself and really live up to my full potential by telling myself day in and day out that I really wasn't."

 

"If you want to live your life to its fullest capability truly and to start to accomplish what you're set out to do, it might be time to take that brutally honest look at your current reality."

 

"Your mind knows exactly who you are; it knows your innermost fears, it knows what you're most insecure about. And it does an amazing job of taking you away from any of those things, to a place of safety."

 

"I'm being the best that I can be right here. Right now. I taking off that Governor and allowing myself to put away all the lies and accept myself for who I am."

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Resources From Today's Show

https://leftronic.com/blog/job-satisfaction-statistics/

https://www.inc.com/adam-robinson/new-study-finds-nearly-half-of-employees-are-dissatisfied-with-their-jobs-here-are-3-ways-to-improve-your-employees-experience.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/10/19/study-71-percent-of-employees-are-looking-for-new-jobs/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/10/25/more-than-half-of-us-workers-are-unhappy-in-their-jobs-heres-why-and-what-needs-to-be-done-now/?sh=599eddc20247

https://news.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/212045/world-broken-workplace.aspx?g_source=position1&g_medium=related&g_campaign=tiles

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May 28, 2021
Tricia Dempsey On Why We Need Women At All Levels EP 30
51:02

It is becoming increasingly clear that businesses prosper when they have women in leadership roles. That is why we need women at all levels. 

In this powerful interview, Tricia Dempsey and John R. Miles discuss why we need women at all levels, becoming the CEO of your own life, the secret to overcoming fears, and so much more.

In the show, Tricia discusses how she came to a point in her life that she realized she needed change. She started following a new group of people, reading new things, and get her brain focused on what's possible and not the impossible or what seems impossible. 

She started to do micro shifts gradually, and before long, she had found her path to a new career and a new outlook in life. In essence, she had become passion-struck.

In this episode, we discuss what to do when you realize your passion/purpose is not what you're doing right now.  How do to make the transition to successfully doing what you are called to do every day. And, who cares if everyone else thinks your crazy.   She discusses how the pandemic has negatively impacted more women than any other group of people on earth.  They are calling this the women's recession.  And it's making a lot of women re-evaluate their careers, starting businesses, and creating a life THEY love.     And much more.   Enjoy!!!   What You Will Learn About Why Women Need to Be at All Levels
  • Why She Was Bored With Her Career And Why So Many Others Are
  • How She Faced Her Fears and Her Advice For Others
  • How to Become an Action Creator
  • How She Helps Her Clients to Get Starting
  • Facing the Brutal Reality of Your Current Situation
  • The Importance Mentors Played in Her Life
  • Being the CEO of Your Life
  • The Analogy Of The Kitchen Stool
  • The Impact of The McKinsey Syndrome
  • Rise of the Fractional Executive
  • Why Corporate America Is Not What You Expect
  • Her Advice To Those Telling You That You Are Crazy
  • Why You Need To Start Your Exit Plan Now

 

Quotes From Tricia Dempsey "The relief for people takes place as soon as they make the decision." "Know that you are the CEO of your life, and you have the power to create the life you want."   "Insight without action is absolutely worthless. That action really does create the validation path to get to the next step."    "And I was bored to tears like, not willing to get up every day and go into the office."   "This business will probably be the biggest business I've ever been in been a part of. And I was so fearful for so long about it. But I now see it completely different. That was a major shift in beliefs."    "You just gotta have you got to normalize no's and normalize failures because it's just part of the journey, for sure."   Follow Tricia Dempsey Website: https://www.thrive-her.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrive.her/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thrive.her.coaching/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thrive-her/   Follow Passion Struck

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-- Navy veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

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May 25, 2021
Applying the Ivy Lee Method to Life w/ John R. Miles EP 29
16:41

In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses implementing the daily routine recommended for peak performance through the Ivy Lee Method. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

In the early 1900s, the Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk of that time was a gentleman named Charles M Schwab. And if you're not familiar with him, he was an American steel magnate as the CEO of Bethlehem Steel.

Charles Schwab was looking for ways to improve the efficiency and productivity of the company and turned to his friend Oil Tycoon John D. Rockefeller, who suggested to Schwab that he should consult with Ivy Lee, a prominent Public Relations expert at the time. And, he was lucky he did. Following Lee's involvement, Bethlehem Steel became the largest shipbuilder globally and the second-largest steel manufacturer. 

Later in life, Schwab credited the Ivy Lee Method for his Bethlehem's success, which resulted in Schwab amassing a $200 Million fortune, equivalent in purchasing power to about $6.35 billion today.

Learn how you can apply these same secrets to increase your own productivity and time management.

Enjoy!!

 

What You Will Learn in This Episode on the Ivy Lee Method
  • Ivy Lee's Background
  • The Story of Charles M. Schwab
  • Ivy Lee's Impact on Schwab's Success
  • Six Steps of the Ivy Lee Method
  • How We Use the Ivy Lee Method at Passion Struck Coaching
  • Why It's So Easy to Implement
  • How it Helps You Make Tough Choices
  • Implementing the Ivy Lee Method In Your Life

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Quotes From John R. Miles

"The Ivy Lee method is such an easy way to monetize your daily tasks and goals that you can easily incorporate to help you focus on your long-term objectives."

"I find the Ivy League method is one of the most important things I use, and it's something that I teach each of my coaching clients because it's the perfect system to get you moving daily."

"If you take just one thing away from this critical message, it should be this do the most important thing first every day."

"And you may be asking yourself, why does this work? It sounds so simple. And that's precisely what it is. It is simple in a word. It's minimalism."

"The truth is that simplicity works. It works in business, and it works in life. "

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May 21, 2021
Vice Admiral Walter “Ted” Carter, USN (Ret.) On The Keys to Personal Growth EP 28
59:32

In this powerful episode, John R. Miles interviews Vice Admiral Walter "Ted" Carter Jr., USN (Ret.), the President of the University of Nebraska System. They discuss learning the key to personal growth, how the University of Nebraska responded to the COVID pandemic, and his leadership lessons for aspiring leaders. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Carter discusses his journey to choosing the Naval Academy over attending Brown University and how it shaped the person he is today.

The importance of varsity sports. Becoming the Men's Hockey team captain and the leadership lessons it taught him.

What it was like to receive the puck from the US Curling team at the NHL Winter Classic held at the Naval Academy in 2018 and why it was such a special event.

His experience from serving 5 years as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and why it is such an exhausting and rewarding position.

He discusses a fundamental change that he made to the Honor Concept. He discusses his new role as the President of the University of Nebraska and how much the school means to the people of Nebraska and the state's economy.

Coach Scott Frost's role in turning around the Nebraska Football program and what makes him such a great leader.

Going to Top Gun when he was in his mid-20s as one of 8 aircraft that went through the program. The evolution of the modern Top Gun program.

One of his scariest moments in a fighter aircraft and the importance of relationships.

And so much more!!!

 

What You Will Learn on the Show From Walter "Ted" Carter
  • What Was the Reason He Attended the Naval Academy
  • How He Learned Leadership From Varsity Sports
  • Dropping the Puck at the 2018 NHL Winter Classic
  • The NHL's Reaction to Game and Academy
  • His Long Tenure as the Superintendent
  • Why He Changed the Naval Academy Honor Concept
  • How the Honor Code is Implemented at the University of Nebraska
  • The Selection Process For Him Becoming Nebraska President
  • The Importance of the University of Nebraska on Serving its People
  • The Future of Husker Football Program
  • His Experience at Top Gun and His Decision to Make the Navy his Career
  • The Future of Flight and the Human in the Loop
  • His Craziest Experience in a Fighter
  • Biggest Lesson for Future Leaders
  • Why Relationships Matter
  • His Forrestal Lecture and "Price is Right" experience

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Quotes From VADM William "Ted" Carter, President of the University of Nebraska System

"Plebe summer was transformative for me, mainly because it was that time when you realize you can't really do anything on your own. It's all being part of a team. But also, you had to deliver yourself."

"It (Winter Classic) was a spectacle. It was no kidding a Super Bowl-level event. The capitals ended up winning the game. The gold medal curlers pushed the puck out to center ice on a stone; it landed right in the middle of center ice, and then I got to take the puck off the stone and drop the puck."

"I looked at the honor concept as it was written when I took over as superintendent, and I realized that it was a need of something, maybe to be more modernized so it would resonate with the Midshipman of today."

"We are such a centerpiece of the entire state of Nebraska. I mean, I talked about, you know, being in the public eye when I was a superintendent, the Naval Academy, this is to that level, and maybe even a little bit more. I mean, Nebraska is an agricultural state. 90% of the entire landmass is farmland or ranches. So that is the number one economic driver of the entire state, but a close second is the University."

"We very well could get to a point where we're launching airplanes off of an aircraft carrier, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, or the South Pacific and tankers, and many of the missions that had historically had pilots and naval flight officers in it may not be there."

"You got to be ready for your moment. And don't shy from it; take it."

"One of the things I've learned is that no matter who you come in contact with, you got to treat everybody fairly with dignity and respect and never underestimate anybody."

--Follow Walter "Ted" Carter here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofNE_President

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waltertedcarter/

University of Nebraska: https://nebraska.edu/president

NHL Winter Classic: https://www.nhl.com/news/stadium-series-at-navy-marine-corps-memorial-stadium-will-bring-pageantry/c-296376666

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May 18, 2021
I Don’t Have Time Syndrome w/ John R. Miles Episode 27
19:48

In this episode, John discusses one of the most common obstacles he confronts with passion seekers - the I don't have time syndrome.

I’m sure you’ve run into this person: The person who says, “I don’t have time for that” or “I’m way too busy to spend my time doing that.”

In fact, that person may be you currently, and you know exactly how they feel.

John discusses how growth seekers often, over and over, allow themselves to subsist in a chronic passion-less lifestyle driven by the choices that take them further from their dreams.

He provides 4 ways to understand if you have a time management problem and provides some of the most common time wasters.

And much more.

Enjoy!!

What You Will Learn In this Episode

  • We All Have One Precious Commodity We Waste
  • Something All Too Common In People He Has Mentored
  • What You Are Potentially Giving Up
  • Are Your Priorities in Alignment
  • 3 Ways You Can Recognize If You Have A Time Problem
  • The Most Common Time Wasters
  • Changing How We Talk About Time
  • Why Wasting Your Time Is The Problem

Quotes From John R. Miles

"A lack of time is not the problem wasting time and filling your life with unimportant things is the problem."

"Figure out what is most important to you, not what others think not what others are doing, not what others are telling you."

"You have control over your life, your choices, how you allocate your time, and what you give it to."

" I think the underlying assumption when it comes to Time management is that for every activity you engage in, you are by default, giving up the ability to engage in every other possible activity. And, that is where so many get stuck."

"In essence, I think rather than a time allocation problem, what most people face is a prioritization problem."

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-- Human performance coach, veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

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Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/

​- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

 

 

May 14, 2021
Astronaut Chris Cassidy On The Importance in Life of Being Present EP 26
58:27

In this powerful episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles interviews Navy SEAL and NASA Astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy on the importance in life of being present and his journey from Midshipmen to highly decorated Navy SEAL and Chief Astronaut. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

In our discussion, Chris gives a unique perspective on how a single pivotal event changed his life and made him who he is today.

We discuss why sometimes an extra year of maturity when we are young can be the make or break to helping us achieve our goals, whether it is SEAL BUDs training, combat, spacewalks, or being a leader, why the thing you are doing in your life right now is so important.

In BUDs training, he learned that he could either positively influence others or take energy away from them by his attitude, energy, and motivation.

Training is vital to success, whether in the military, an astronaut, or a leader in an organization—his leadership lessons from winning two Bronze Stars (with Valor) during his time in combat.

The significance of SpaceX to the space program and where Chris sees the future heading.

And so much more......

Enjoy!!!

 

What You Will Learn In Today's Episode

  • The Critical Event That Altered His Life
  • The Importance of Camaraderie in Tough Times
  • Why There Is Nothing More Important Than What You are Doing Now
  • The Most Important Thing He Learned At The Naval Academy
  • The Mindset Of "Trying Times End"
  • No Matter How Bad You Have It, Someone Has It Worse
  • His Path From Navy SEAL to Astronaut
  • What is the Evolution of Space Flight Going Forward
  • Significance of His Last Deployment On The ISS
  • Lessons Learned From His Famous Spacewalk and NASA Career
  • His Tips on Overcoming Adversity 

Quotes From Astronaut Chris Cassidy

"The lesson I learned that was really hammered home at the Academy is how much energy you can give each other when you're in it together."

"Figuring out that your time horizon of the future is like an elastic band, right? Like the more available bandwidth you have, you can have that rubber band stretched out further and further, and you can look deeper ahead of you."

“Being able to be the person who gives support and gives energy, at the same time where you can take it from others, is something that I learned in SEAL training.”

Follow Chris Cassidy Here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astro_seal/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Astro_SEAL

NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/christopher-j-cassidy/biography

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Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

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​- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

 

 

 

May 11, 2021
Are You Living a Pinball Life w/ John Miles EP 25
13:59

You may not think about it, but are you living a pinball life? Like a ball that drifts aimlessly without intentionality and with constant distraction.

In this powerful Momentum Friday episode, John explains how so many of us do. we continuously react to what others are throwing our way, instead of being intentional with our passion.

John gives a historical example of a famous American who was leading the pinball life and how he went on to not only discover but live his passion.

John breaks down the pinball life concept and provides actionable advice on how to avoid living one.

Enjoy!!! 

What You Will Learn On The Show

  • What makes successful entrepreneurs according to Jim McKelvey
  • Story of a young man who goes from poverty to national hero
  • John introduces the pinball life concept
  • How to avoid living life without intentionality
  • Saying yes to the most critical mission in life

Quotes from John R. Miles

"You see, a vision is like a porous bucket. And that's why we need to repeat it continuously until it's known by heart and becomes part of our personal character or organizational culture. That is why it is so critical that you get away from living this pinball life and that you start creating a vision for the future that you would like to attain."

"Prepare and your chance will come to take your vision for the future and make it a reality. When you say no to 100 other missions, you say yes to the most crucial one there is. And that is exactly the reason I created Passion Struck. To become the catalyst that helps you who are struggling to understand how do you take this idea and take it to action. We can help you with that. We can become that catalyst that helps you take action on your ideas."

"Why would you want to live your life like a pinball machine without intentionality and with constant distraction?"

"Because by leading a pinball life, we're not creating new innovation. And we're not really practicing vital leadership either. We are living a life that is necessary, but not strategic, valuable, but not value-added. Its indifference or apathy at its pinnacle."

Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

​ ​​Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

 ​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

May 07, 2021
Dave Snowden On Applying Complexity Science to Ignite Your Passion EP 24
56:34

In this episode, John R. Miles interviews Welch management consultant and researcher David "Dave" Snowden on applying complexity science to ignite your passion. They discuss complex adaptive systems theory and other scientific disciplines and their link to individual success. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Dave Snowden discusses his company being acquired by IBM and his seven years with the tech behemoth. He talks about one of the big benefits of IBM was that you could do some really serious work because you have that brand behind you. It allowed him to work with the CIA and many other global organizations and he discusses those experiences. 

Dave discusses how he and his team are working with the U.S. government to determine the origins of COVID-19 using high obstruction metadata.

John and Dave discuss leadership development and the cult of the individual leader. Specifically why this type of leadership is detrimental to the military and organizations.

Snowden discusses the impact of bringing on his daughter into his company and her background in anthropology to create a new realm of science called anthro-complexity – complexity as experienced in human systems.

We discuss leadership development and the cult of the individual leader. Specifically why this type of leadership is detrimental to the military and organizations.

The importance of competence-induced failure and its impact on individual success and using Cynefin to unlock your passion.

And, so much more.

Enjoy!!!

What You Will Learn About Applying Complexity Science to Ignite Your Passion
  • The story of his company being acquired by IBM
  • His work with the CIA and Admiral John Poindexter
  • His unique data approach to analyzing the origins of COVID-19
  • Applying complexity theory to leadership development
  • His new publication on managing complexity in times of crisis
  • The role of the leader in managing crisis
  • Rapid application development and the Agile Manifesto
  • The implication of ethics in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Clayton Christenson and applying competence induced failure
  • Wisdom of Crowds Approach
  • Applying Cynefin to our personal lives
  • Why the next generation needs to be engaged with the planet
Quotes From Dave Snowden

"The role of the leader is coordination, not decision making. And people keep getting that wrong. A good leader never makes a decision, they coordinate people."

 

"These days nobody should be allowed into any engineering software role without training in ethics because the implications of what we're doing in technology are really scary. And I think the trouble with Facebook, I think less Apple with the Apple vs Facebook confrontation is really interesting. Facebook, has never been immoral, they're amoral. And that's actually far scarier because they're not concerned about the implications of what they're doing."

 

"Knowledge management is interesting, that moment is coming back into play. It is like knowledge management goes through this cycle of being fashionable."

 

"So this cult of the individual leader, I think is actually deeply worrying because what you get is either a rigid process or this inspirational leader. And that's actually really bad science because most of the time leadership can be distributed."

"Facebook has never been immoral, they're amoral. And that's actually far scarier because they're not concerned about the implications of what they're doing." 

 

--- Follow Dave Snowden here:

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-snowden-2a93b/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/snowded

 

Website: https://www.cognitive-edge.com/

 

Managing complexity in times of crisis Field Guide: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC123629

 

--Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

 

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

 

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

 

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

 

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​

 

​​Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

 

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

 

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

 

May 04, 2021
5 Ways You Can Apply the Law of Attraction w/ John R. Miles EP 23
16:34

In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses 5 ways you can apply the law of attraction to create success in your life. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Did you know that all molecules, whether they are living or not, vibrate at a specific frequency?

Sound, light, physical objects, plants, animals, colors, thoughts, and emotions can carry, transmit, and absorb vibrational energy.

This energy can be harnessed and used to benefit your life through the Law of Attraction. Your emotions, thoughts, and feelings also have vibrational energy.

When you experience something positive, your physical body vibrates and radiates vibrational energy at a higher level.

As we see in quantum physics, like attracts like, so when you vibrate at a higher frequency, you are opening yourself up to attracting more high-vibrational positivity into your life.

Learn how you too can apply the law of attraction to fast-track your journey to becoming passion-struck.

Enjoy!!

Quotes from the show about how you can apply the law of attraction

"If you are experiencing negativity in your life and constant thoughts of negativity, then what the universe is going to give you is more negativity."

"When you can master the law of attraction. You can utilize your memories, your thoughts, your actions, your mindset to take on those things in your life that you would like to achieve."

"The law of attraction says that you will attract those things in your life that match your values and your emotional state."

"When your mind is on fixed mindset, negative outcomes, doom, and gloom, what do you think you're going to get in your life? -- more and more of the same."

-Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​

​​Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/

​ - John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 30, 2021
Julianna Sweeney On: Finding Your Life’s Mission Through Tragedy EP 22
46:08

In today's episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles interviews singer/songwriter Julianna Sweeney on finding your life's mission through tragedy. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Julianna and John discuss finding that burning desire in our life that gets us motivated in the morning to get up and conquer the world.

You'll hear from her about how she found her passion early in life and how that passion became such a provocative aspect, how not only she carries herself, but how she carries on her mom's legacy through her music.

How she created a benefit concert to raise money through music to give back to children who are suffering from cancer.

How to do something you are truly passionate about, you don't listen to the people in your head, you go for it and don't let them hinder your progress.

How she is honoring her mom's legacy through her music and the philanthropic endeavors her mom supported.

Her advice to others on overcoming adversity and turning that tragedy into becoming passion struck.

Enjoy!!

Follow Julianna Sweeney here:

Website: https://www.juliannasweeney.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianna_sweeney/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/julianna-sweeney

-Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

 

 

Apr 27, 2021
6 Steps To Finding Your Purpose In Life w/ John R. Miles EP 21
20:52

On today’s show, John shares his 6 steps to finding your purpose in life and discovering your passion once again.

When we start our entrepreneurial journey, we are full of passion and purpose. However, along the way, life happens and our enthusiasm tempers down.

From constant learning to defining your core values to surrounding yourself with the right people, we reveal some golden nuggets today.

If you are looking to shed your distractions and lead a focused, purpose-driven life, listening to this show will particularly help you out.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • The SIX steps to reignite your passion in life
  • Why your life should be shaped by your core values and not your beliefs
  • How to shed your distractions and lead a purpose-driven life
  • And so much more…

Quotes

"We just put out a press release this week because we are one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the world. We're already in the top 2.5% globally. And in just the first six to seven weeks between YouTube and our podcast channels. We're now well over 30,000 downloads."

"It's one thing to potentially think about what you want to do as a kid. But it's another thing to figure out, regardless of where you are in your career, how do you learn to reinvent yourself?"

"And over my 25-year career, I had so many beliefs, I was putting in that briefcase that were keeping me away from really doing the hard work that I needed to start inspecting myself."

"Pick core values that will propel you closer to your dreams, closer to finding your passion, and stop relying on these beliefs that are limiting your potential in the future."

--Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

 

Apr 23, 2021
Katie Higgins Cook On Becoming the First Female Blue Angels Pilot and Reinventing Yourself EP 20
01:03:36

Did you ever wonder who was the first female Blue Angels pilot?

In this powerful interview, John R. Miles interviews Major Katie (Higgins) Cook, the first female to join the Blue Angels demonstration team. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Ever wondered what it takes to not only become a Blue Angels pilot but to become the first female in the famed flying squadron?

In today's interview, Katie Higgins Cook discusses many topics, including deciding to attend the Naval Academy, why she chose the Marine Corps over Navy Aviation, becoming the Blue Angels' first female pilot, and so much more.

Katie discusses her path to the Blue Angels, including her two combat tours. And how that time in combat accelerated her path to being eligible for auditioning for the team. She provides advice for other females following in her footsteps, advice on making choices, the importance of mentors, and the important life lessons of overcoming adversity she learned along the way.

What You Will Learn In this Show from the first female Blue Angels pilot?

Why Blue Angels say, "Glad to be here."

Why she decided to attend the Naval Academy

Why she chose the Marine Corps over the Navy

Katie describes the obstacles she overcame to become a Marine

Overcoming the fears that you are blindsided by

Her combat experience in Afghanistan

Her story of becoming the first female Blue Angels pilot

What it is like to train with the Blue Angels

The significance of "Glad to be here."

Why her decision to leave the military was her scariest

Her advice to veterans who are transitioning

Quotes

"Glad to Be Here."

"I was a 17-year-old kid making a 20 to a 25-year decision."

"But I can tell you, I felt adversity, like right from the beginning. As soon as I selected Marine Corps, there were classmates of mine at the Academy telling me like there's no way that I was going to do it."

"Those fears that are the hardest are the ones that come out of nowhere."

"Viewing things as a potential to learn is a mindset that you can change and is really critical, I think to overcome hardship or fear or obstacles."

"I would say; obviously, the stakes are a little bit higher in combat because there's obviously someone who doesn't want you to be there."

"I was relatively Junior. I had pinned on Captain maybe two years prior, while most people who went to the blues were very senior captains, if not majors already by the time that they went."

"We debrief about two hours after every air show. And really, in this debrief, you're calling yourself out on everything that you did wrong. And that's really key here is you're calling yourself out."

"That decision to get out of the Marine Corps was the scariest one that I had done." 

- Follow Katie Here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearupflapsup/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-cook-pmp/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gearupflapsup

-- Follow Passion Struck on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 20, 2021
Applying the Power of Choice — Why Our Choices Matter w/ John R. Miles EP 19
26:59

Today’s show is a very personal one about applying the power of choice in your life.

Choices occur in our life every day, both unknowingly and knowingly. These can range from simple decisions like purchasing groceries or gas to the heavier ones about friends, influences, and beliefs. One thing is true for everyone: we all have the power of choice. It’s a critical part of our self-development and every one of the choices we make shape our experiences and brings you to where you are in your life. 

John uses his own personal journey to highlight the importance of choices and how they can influence your passion journey.

Can you expect to achieve your biggest goals and live the life of your dreams without making intentional choices?

Back in the day, when John transitioned from military life to civilian life, he went on to make massive strides in corporate America. And before he was 40, he was the Chief Information Officer of a Fortune 50 company.

But all his material success did not bring him fulfillment because he was not truly passionate about his chosen profession.

Whether it is not your professional life or your personal life, job, or relationship, listening to today’s show will inspire you to face your insecurities and take the harder right.

Learn how John chucked his seven-figure job to follow his passion for creating the Passion Struck brand.

Enjoy!

Quotes

“Making a choice might be the most difficult thing to do. But without work, nothing happens.” “You are, so passion struck by what you are doing that you are willing to risk it all to go after it."

“Until you start taking the step, embracing the sharp edge, and doing something every day that scares you, nothing is going to change."

Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help others' lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here: Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 16, 2021
What It Means To be a New Age Digital Leader w/ Sid Tobias EP 18
01:04:09

On today’s show, we interview Director, Digital Standards Office, Technology and Business Transformation, Advanced Education and Skills Training, Sid Tobias who shares with us his distilled wisdom on agile workflow and digital leadership.

He mentors new digital teams with the BCDevExchange and teaches digital leadership to executives.  Before this, Sid has served for 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

We start this show with Sid sharing a life-changing incident that sparked his interest in agile methodology. 

In 2002, when Sid was stationed aboard a Canadian destroyer in the Persian Gulf near Afghanistan, Canadians' training exercise was wrongly deciphered as a threat by an American F-16 bomber.

The F-16 pilot decided to retaliate, and many innocent lives were lost in the aftermath.

The Canadian and American leaders were quick to take responsibility and collaborated closely to ensure there was no repeat of such unfortunate incidents.

This incident was also the pivot point that made Sid go agile.

“How can leaders develop and introduce work procedures that create bigger and more frequent success opportunities across the board?” wondered Sid.

You will learn the importance of being a true “Servant Leader” or Leader Gardener” who can recognize the weakest signals from team employees to result in a truly collaborative approach. 

As a public safety transformational specialist, Sid emphasizes the importance of a team-driven work approach.

We also compare and contrast the waterfall approach to the agile approach. And reveal how a shift towards agile can help organizations fail cheap and pivot quickly.

You will also learn how the agile methodology allows the government to rope in private sector enterprises for top-secret projects. 

Enjoy!

Question That I Ask In Today’s Show

  • Why did you decide to get educated in the Agile Methodology?
  • What are some of the major obstacles in the digital transformation drive?
  • From your time in the military, what is the most important leadership lesson that you learned?
  • What are the three words that describe being a Canadian?

 

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • An agile vs. Waterfall approach
  • How going agile can allow you to fail cheap and pivot quickly
  • Giving up the command-and-control management style and being a “Leader Gardener” to your people instead
  • How going agile can help ensure the success of public-private partnerships
  • And so much more…  

Resources

BC Dev Exchange - https://bcdevexchange.org/

Sid's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidtobias/

How to Contact the Show

--- Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 13, 2021
5 Keys to Creating the Best Morning Routine w/ John R. Miles EP 17
17:00

Are you following a morning routine that turbocharges your mind and body and sets you up for a superhuman performance?

On today’s show, John shares the five steps for creating a perfect and impenetrable morning routine. You will learn how to awaken your body, mind, and then prioritize your intentions for the day.  

Topping off your day with your favorite activities can fill you up with energy, positivity, and fortitude. And once you become habituated to these, they will become second nature to you.

Tune in for some golden nuggets!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Why a morning routine was so important to a famous Roman emperor
  • The science behind habits
  • The three-step process to forming a habit
  • How to awaken your mind, body and prioritize your intentions for the day
  • The five steps to building the perfect morning routine
  • And so much more…

Resources

--- Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 09, 2021
How Shark Tank Changed Her Life to Overcome Personal Trauma w/ Tereson Dupuy EP 16
54:10

Ever wondered what sets successful entrepreneurs apart? And how they manage to overcome business and mental health challenges as they go about chasing their big goals? In today’s show, we interview FuzziBunz founder and Shark Tank participant, Tereson Dupuy shares with her distilled wisdom on entrepreneurship, persistence, and mental health. She discusses how Shark Tank changed her life. 

Growing up in New Orleans, Tereson was always driven and keen to make her own mark. But, unfortunately for her, she had to deal with severe trauma issues in her childhood years. 

Being an adopted child and having a serial killer as a next-door neighbor compounded her mental health issues, and Tereson ended up a full-blown alcoholic by the time she was 14. 

Tereson got her big idea for FuzziBunz when she could not find good and affordable diapers for her autistic son, who was prone to skin rashes. While her sewing skills came in handy, Tereson went ahead with her business even though she had no prior experience with production or branding.

FuzziBunz was a huge hit as the product filled a market gap while addressing some big pain points. Even though Tereson tasted commercial success, she found it difficult to draw boundaries and fend off those eager to take advantage of her.

She talks about how other companies blatantly copied her product design. And, how after 12 years of running her business successfully, she started facing heated competition from her Chinese counterparts.

“Tereson, the problem is you.”

At this juncture, Tereson got an opportunity to appear on Shark Tank. The sharks were brutal in their assessment and concluded that the biggest problem with Tereson’s business was Tereson herself.

Six months after appearing on Shark Tank, Tereson exited her business completely. And then she started working on setting her life back in order.

Tereson was on the verge of launching another retail product. But then covid struck. And then, tragically, her son died from suicide. 

Currently, Tereson has decided to put entrepreneurship in the backseat as she has gotten a dream opportunity to help out women in India. She is in a happy space as she savors the opportunity to work with some incredible people.

As a huge proponent of mental well-being, she talks about “exorcising” your ego and stepping into the spiritual. You will learn why you need to let go and surrender to be at peace with yourself.

Enjoy!

Questions That I Ask On This Show                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • What was life like for you when you were growing up?
  • What made you get on Shark Tank?
  • What words of wisdom do you have for those who are facing stigmas?
  • Surrender before you heal – can you explain this?
  • And so much more…

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Why an inflated ego is the biggest pitfall for entrepreneurs
  • Biggest takeaways from my Shark Tank experience
  • Why you need to surrender yourself to heal
  • Drawing boundaries and protect yourself and your business
  • How to cultivate good mental health
  • And so much more…

Resources For Tereson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teresondupuy/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresondupuy/

FuzziBunz: https://fuzzibunz.com/

Refusing to Drown: https://refusingtodrown.com/

12 Step process for business success: https://refusingtodrown.com/products/superpowers-for-entrepreneurs-a-12-step-guide-to-business-success

Where to Follow Passion Struck and John R. Miles

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​

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John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 06, 2021
Passion Struck Coaching Process and Passion-Journey Accelerator EP 15
16:28

In this powerful Momentum Friday Episode, John R. Miles discusses the passion-struck coaching process that he uses to coach personal clients and consult with businesses. New Interviews with the World's GREATEST high achievers will be posted every Tuesday with a Momentum Friday inspirational message!

Ever wondered how successful people manage to adapt and reinvent themselves again and again? In today’s show, John walks us through the six-phase passion-struck process, which he has successfully used to help hundreds of clients to date.

John has taken some of the most profound learnings after working at iconic organizations like Booz Allen, Andersen Consulting, Dell, and Lowe’s to fine-tune this process. This passion-struck coaching process starts with the “analysis” phase and ends with the “renew” phase.

This framework is simple, actionable, yet highly effective and is guaranteed to help you unleash your best self. Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How to adapt and successfully reinvent yourself again and again
  • The Six-Step Passion Struck process to help you unleash your best self
  • Importance of a frank and brutal self-assessment
  • And so much more…

Quotes

“A personal contract with yourself could really envelop your vision for the future.”

“You have to ignite your passion journey and that commitment you’re going to make to stay on that journey.

“We often look at ourselves in a more grandiose way than we really are, and the strengths that we possess, and underplay the weaknesses that we have.”

--- Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help make other's lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​

​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Apr 02, 2021
Sharon Guerin On Unlocking Your Hidden Potential and Taking Control of Your Life EP 14
56:20

On today’s show, we interview Chef Sharon Guerin, who shares with us her life story about how she became an executive chef. And how she applied the Personal Agility methodology to unlock her hidden potential and take control of her life.

Sharon has been cooking since the age of nine, and she always harbored this secret desire to be a chef and have her own cooking show. But then life happened.

At one point in time, Sharon was a single mother, working five jobs, struggling to take care of her five kids. 

In November 2017, at the age of 54, she decided to leap of faith, and she quit her job as the staffing director of a health care agency.

As fate would have it, a chance encounter with Maria Maratelli opened up a world of opportunity for Sharon. They got talking, and Sharon confided in her aspirations to start her YouTube cooking channel.

Three days hence, as promised, Maria went over to Sharon’s house to help shoot her first-ever YouTube video.   

The rest, as they say, is history.

“How did things start falling in place all of a sudden for Sharon?” you may ask.

Sharon’s success is no fluke. 

Rather, it is the result of taking some very intentional steps and using personal agility. You will learn how having Maria as a coach helped Sharon let go of the long-held beliefs that held her back. 

Though extremely tough, you will also learn the importance of making your near and dear ones behave responsibly and with accountability. And last but not least, John and Sharon emphasize how having your own tribe, your own mentors, can help you tide over some of the most trying times.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • My life story and how I evolved into the culinary queen
  • Using the Agility methodology to unlock your hidden potential
  • How faith and positivity can help you realize your wildest dreams
  • Letting go of the long-held beliefs that are holding you back
  • And so much more…

Questions That I Ask On This Show

  • What was any significant moment that caused you to go on your passion journey?
  • What was the origin story for your brand, The Culinary Queen?
  • What are some of the biggest things that you and Maria worked on?
  • Was it difficult for you to understand your self-identity?
  • What is the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people?
  • Why is it so hard for people to let go of beliefs that aren’t serving them anymore?
  • Now that you have had your success, what is the aftermath? What does life look like today from the day you started?
  • What is the secret to developing a winner’s mindset?
  • And so much more…

Resources

Follow Sharon Guerin here:

Website: https://theculinaryqueen.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Culinary-Queen-360421261210032/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_culinary_queen/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDO7hjbJdGyHDaDpg_I5WnQ/featured

To learn more about Maria Matarelli: https://youtu.be/HWQYicYPKfI

Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help others' lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Mar 30, 2021
Why Doing The Right Thing Is Hard w/John R. Miles EP 13
30:07

What would you do if you are at the crossroads of your life where you have the option of taking the harder right or, the easier wrong? On today’s show, John shares a deeply personal story where he chose the more difficult, harder path at the risk of jeopardizing his entire career. Additionally, you will learn the Three Things that will help you to make similarly difficult decisions.

Back in military school, John found himself in the midst of a high-profile cheating scandal. 

The answers for the Naval Academy electrical engineering exam were leaked. This impacted hundreds of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. John was a member of the brigade honor committee when this took place and tells his very personal story about what happened.

When the Superintendent mishandled the crisis, it launched an investigation by the Baltimore Sun and the Navy Inspector General.  John was called upon by the Secretary of Navy and even had legal reps defending his innocence when the Superindent tried to make him the scapegoat. 

And so, at this point, John had the option of caving in or doing what was ethically and morally correct.  John decided to take the harder right, even at the risk of jeopardizing his entire career.

History is replete with examples of stellar individuals who always chose the harder right – even in the face of utmost adversity.

John gives the example of Gandhi, who spearheaded India’s freedom struggle. 

This timid and seemingly “unremarkable” man fought racial injustice in South Africa before helming the Quit India Movement that forced the British out of India. 

Gandhi could NOT have freed millions of people from colonialism and oppression without taking the harder path, again and again. 

On today’s show, you will learn the Three Things to help you do the right thing. You will learn that - 

  • It is NOT about your ego – rather it is about integrity and making decisions that you know in your heart are the right ones.
  • It is NOT a decision that you make in haste – think about the long-term repercussions and how your decision affects those around you. 

Tune in for some inspiration!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How to take the harder, right
  • The three things to help you make the right decision
  • How to prepare yourself for the aftermath after making a difficult decision
  • And so much more…

Resources

Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_podcast

-- Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and Author John R. Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity. He loves taking his own life experiences, lessons from his time as a CEO and Fortune 50 C-Level Executive, and the truths he has learned to help others' lives better. His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level. Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck.

-- Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles ​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​Medium:

https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

Mar 26, 2021
The Key to Finding Passion in Retirement w/Giles Stewart EP 12
01:06:40

You have a fulfilling career and now step into your next chapter. But, What is the key to finding passion in retirement. In this episode, John R. Miles interviews Giles Stewart about his career, it's biggest moments, and how he is leading his best life as he enjoys retirement.

Ever wondered how giant companies like Dell and Lowe’s face and overcome some of their biggest challenges? On today’s show, we interview Giles Stewart, a former Fortune 500 Executive who shares with us his wisdom on culture, empowerment, passion, retirement, and how future leaders can bring about positive change.

Giles first came in touch with John when they joined forces to help Lowe’s recover from the worst cybersecurity attack in the history of the retail industry. You will learn how John, Giles, and the entire IT department at Lowe’s worked in a collaborative manner to create a new state-of-the-art command center.

In this segment of the show, you will get some important lessons in execution, empowerment, and creating a long-term vision. 

In 2013, Giles moved on to another iconic company, Dell. Here, Giles shares how working at Dell was a totally different experience compared to the more structured operations at Lowe’s. 

While Giles was employed at Dell, the company grew at a blistering pace via the acquisitions route as it evolved from a hardware company to a software and services company. You will get a peek into the acquisition’s playbook used by large organizations and learn how they overcome their cultural differences upon assimilation.

Feeling the need to make a bigger impact, Giles left Dell to work in a smaller organization, Acelity. When Giles joined, his team was in complete shambles, and morale was at an all-time low. You will learn how Giles helped create his team’s new identity using an honest, no-bullshit, and refreshingly fresh approach.

Having retired from professional life, Giles has found his passion once again as he spends his day’s rowing and blogging.

Questions That I Ask In This Show

  • Could you share your experience at Lowe’s and how you helped deal with the largest cybersecurity hack in the history of the retail industry?
  • What were some of the cultural differences between Lowe’s and Dell?
  • Why did you decide to leave Dell to work for Acelity?
  • How did you turnaround the reputation of your team at Acelity?
  • What is your advice for smaller companies that are being acquired by a larger company?
  • After retirement, what was the key turning point that re-ignited your fire?

 

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Opening up the acquisition’s playbook
  • Understanding the cultural differences that exist between large organizations
  • Finding a hobby that aligns with your interest
  • How to shed stress and cultivate mindfulness 

Follow Giles Stewart Here:

https://www.instagram.com/stewdaddyg/

Website: https://giles-stewart.com/

https://linktr.ee/GilesStewart

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ 

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Mar 23, 2021
The Importance of a Mentor w/John R. Miles EP 11
32:40

What if you had a friend, a guide who was always there for you in your most difficult times? In today’s show, our host, John Miles shares how the importance of a mentor and why choosing the right one can make a massive difference to your life and career. Sharing his own experiences, John reveals how mentors have helped him immensely in his military, corporate as well as entrepreneurial career. 

But, how do you find an accountability buddy who is equally invested in your success? How do you find someone who encourages you, but at the same time, is not afraid to call a spade a spade?

John shares the 4C’s which will help you seek out the best possible mentor.

Enjoy! 

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • The 4 C’s to help you find the right mentor who can take you forward
  • How a well-meaning mentor can help you tide over your most difficult times
  • How to find a mentor who is not afraid to call a spade a spade
  • And so much more…

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​ ​​

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_str​uck_life

​​Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m​ ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr​ ​​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles​ ​

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/​

- Follow Passion Struck on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/iampassions​truck

Mar 19, 2021
Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer and Taking Life to New Heights w/Sindy Hooper EP 10
01:05:48

The purpose of today's show is to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer survival. In today’s show, John interviews Sindy Hooper about overcoming pancreatic cancer survivor and competing as an Ironman Triathlete. Sindy shares with us her incredible story of grit, hope, and finding success in extreme adversity. 

Back in 2013, things could not have been better for Sindy. She was leading a happy existence with her physician husband at their countryside home. Sindy had just turned 50 and was in the best shape of her life.

A huge fitness enthusiast, Sindy was training for Ironman Canada when she felt a few sharp abdominal and back pains. Further investigations revealed that she had pancreatic cancer – a disease with an average life expectancy of just 6 months. 

After going through Whipple surgery where “they removed her gall bladder, bile duct, duodenum, bottom third of stomach and half the pancreas,” Sindy went through 18 rounds of IV chemo, 28 days of radiation, and a month of oral chemo. While she was going through her treatment, she decided to do what any rational person would.

Sindy decided to participate in Ironman Canada! 

The Ironman features a 3.9 km swim,180 km bike ride, and then a 42 km marathon, to put things in perspective.

So, in August 2013, Sindy became the only pancreatic cancer survivor to finish an Ironman. In the process, she also raised thousands of dollars and gave hope to millions worldwide.

How do you retain a positive mindset even when your future looks bleak, and all odds are stacked against you?

Tune in and get inspired!

  • How Sindy survived pancreatic cancer – one of the deadliest forms of the disease with a less than 5% survival rate
  • How she finished the Ironman while I was undergoing chemotherapy
  • How she retained a positive mindset even when all odds were stacked against me
  • What she recommends to other growth seekers in how to take control of their lives
  • And so much more…

Questions that I Ask In This Show

  • What was your life like before the cancer diagnosis?
  • Can you explain how they performed the Whipple surgery on you?
  • Can you share how you completed Ironman Canada while you were undergoing chemotherapy?
  • Do you think there can be a success without adversity?
  • What advice do you have for overcoming adversity?
  • How do you deal with negative emotions?
  • How is your life different now compared to how it was before you started your journey?

Resources

sindyhoop@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinhoop/

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ -

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Mar 16, 2021
Stop Being A Visionary Arsonist and Self-Sabotaging Your Dreams w/John R. Miles EP 9
27:45

In today’s momentum Friday show, John unpacks the “visionary arsonist” concept. So often in our lives, you aim to reach the stars but often you end up burning down your own dreams and preventing yourself from achieving your main goal.

As entrepreneurs, we love to innovate. And, we are constantly enamored by every shiny new object that crosses our path.

We hate the status quo. And exploring the new and the unknown gives us an adrenaline rush that we find irresistible. However, more often than not, these “shiny new objects” send us on a wild goose chase that only results in loss of time & productivity, and even failure.

John shares his many experiences from corporate America to better explain his “visionary arsonist” concept.

So, if this is something that resonates with you, and you find yourself lacking conviction and prioritization, tuning in today will particularly help you out.

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn in This Show

  • What does it mean to be a visionary arsonist?
  • How to keep your focus and avoid being swayed by every shiny, new object
  • How to build conviction and prioritize wisely
  • And so much more…

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ -

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Mar 12, 2021
Keeping Your Focus While in Conflict w/Master Chief Tuck Williams EP 8
47:32

In today’s Passion Struck ™ podcast episode, John interviews his long-term friend and navy veteran Master Chief Tuck Williams who shares his wisdom on keeping your focus, conflict resolution, and managing change.

Tuck joined the Navy in 1989 and recently retired after 30 years in service. Of these 30 years, Tuck spent 12 at sea. He has served in far-flung places like Spain and Japan and has been decorated with numerous service medals. 

You will learn how to overcome some of the biggest challenges that are impeding your progress. Tuck shares some of the most important lessons learned in his three-decade-long service, from steering clear of distractions to swift conflict resolution.

Finding the right mentors also helped Tuck immensely along the way. When he was just 19, he was drafted to Japan. An unsure and slightly out-of-sorts, Tuck, fortunately, found a great mentor to lean on who helped him settle down.

Be it the military or corporate America; the only constant is change. And if you run away from change, you are committing hara-kiri as eventually your enemy or your competition will end up having a leg up on you.

But, how can you prevent conflict and chaos in a dynamic environment? What all can you do to show up a responsible, caring, and thoughtful leader?

Other topics discussed in today’s show include keeping your emotions in check at the workplace, tips for handling toxic people, and the importance of making good choices.

Enjoy!

Questions That I Ask In This Show

  • What exactly is information warfare?
  • Why are we not focusing on the urgent things that can truly move the needle forward for us?
  • How did you keep your focus when you were serving in the Navy?
  • What were some of the daily habits and routines that helped you find success in the Navy?
  • How can you avoid being a visionary arsonist?
  • What are some powerful lessons you have learned from some of the best leaders you have ever worked with?
  • How did you learn to evaluate an organization to unearth the underlying issues?
  • What tips do you have for handling toxic people and ensuring productivity and momentum?
  • What advice do you have for your twenty-year-old self?
  • What is the hardest thing that you have ever done in your career?

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More about Master Chief Tuck Williams: - Tuck retired after serving as the Force Master Chief Navy Personnel Command. His fleet assignments include Navy Security Group Activity Rota, Spain, USS SARATOGA (CV-60), USS KIDD (DDG-993), USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27), USS THORN (DD-988), USS RADFORD (DD-968), USS ESSEX (LHD-2), USS BULKELEY (DDG-84), USS OAK HILL (LSD-51), Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, Navy Information Operations Command, Yokosuka, Japan, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee, and Naval Support Activity Mid-South.

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Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ -

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Mar 09, 2021
Applying the Mosquito Principle to Your Life w/John R. Miles EP 7
26:58

In today’s show, John explains applying the Mosquito Principle and its impact on maintaining your forward momentum. You will learn how the many “mosquitos” are sucking the motivation and impetus from your life

The tiny mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world and the cause behind diseases like malaria and the Zika virus. 

Just as these inconspicuous insects can wreck up our health, there are many tiny “mosquitos” in our life (read acquaintances and habits) that rob us of our forward momentum.

Because these “mosquitoes” are cleverly disguised, John shares the 4 different kinds of mosquitos in your life so that you can swat them out.

Tune in now!

What You Will Learn in This Show

  • Why having sharks in your life is a good thing
  • Why the “mosquito” is more dangerous than a shark
  • The 4 different kinds of “mosquitos” and how to swat them out
  • And so much more…

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ -

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Mar 05, 2021
Applying Personal Agility to Unlock Your Passion w/Maria Matarelli EP 6
55:47

Wish to learn techniques that can work wonders for your professional life and your personal life? Today's episode will teach you how you can apply personal agility to unlock your passion and creativity.

In today’s show, we interview Maria Matarelli, CEO of Formula Ink and co-founder of the Agile Marketing Academy and Personal Agility Institute, where she reveals how her agile management strategies can catapult you miles ahead of the competition both in your business and personal life. Always a hard charger, Maria started working at 15 and paid her way through college. When she entered professional life, she decided to pursue agile project management – which was then an unknown field with very few experts.

Maria progressed quickly through the corporate ranks, and as a 22-year-old, she was managing a 120-person team and saving her employer $1.5 million every year through her project management expertise. 

So, when she was handed out a measly 5% increment, Maria decided to push back against the system, and ultimately, she managed to wrangle out a 100% salary increase.

This win proved to be the turning point for Maria as she realized that if she worked hard enough and made herself indispensable, she could bend the rules. 

After some more agile project management stints, Maria decided to branch out by kickstarting her own consultancy. While this was a brave and farsighted decision, the first year-and-a-half certainly tested Maria’s mettle. Maria went all out to realize her vision, from running through her entire bank balance to buying one-way tickets to Thailand and India.

Agile techniques, Maria reveals, can help you improve not only on a professional level but also personally. So, if you are routinely bouncing off things, lack consistency and follow-through, then listening to Maria will surely help you out. 

Enjoy!

Questions That I Ask In This Show

  • How do you transition from the insurance industry to agile management consultancy?
  • Can you recall your AH-HA moment?
  • How did you overcome your fears and doubts when you were starting?
  • What do you do to stay on top of the market?
  • Do you recall your first big success? What did it feel like?
  • How have you applied your agile methodology to your personal life?
  • How did you make a name for yourself as a DJ?
  • Why did I see you wearing a T-Rex Costume?
  • Where do I get my own money gun?

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How I started my own agile management consultancy
  • How to overcome some of the biggest entrepreneurial challenges
  • How to build your personal brand in the consultancy space
  • How finding your own niche can drive profitability and growth.
  • How to apply agile methodology to your personal life
  • And so much more

Follow Maria here:

Maria’s Website - http://mariamatarelli.com

Formula Ink - http://formulaink.com

Agile Marketing Academy - http://agilemarketingacademy.com

Personal Agility Institute - http://personalagilityinstitute.org

 

 

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/​

​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_str​uck_life

​​Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m

​Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr

​​​Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

​ ​John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/​

- John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

​Follow Passion Struck on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/iampassions​truck

 

Mar 02, 2021
What Matthew McConaughey Taught Me About Showing Up w/John R. Miles EP5
23:33

What is the one thing that Matthew McConoughey taught me which had a profound impact on my life? It’s the importance of showing up.

Matthew was a regular at our weekly congregation in Austin. He would show up unfailingly with his entire family, bring along his co-stars, and even mix freely with everyone. 

This had a huge impact on my son, who was facing a particularly tough time in middle school then. Matthew also made me realize that I need to be more present for my family, irrespective of my busy professional life.

In today’s show, I reveal the three things that you can do so that you can show up every single day. If you feel that you need to set your priorities right and have been unfair to your loved ones, listening to today’s show will particularly help you out.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Three Ways you can show up every single day.
  • How to make a contract with yourself and hold yourself accountable
  • How to manage your time in the most judicious manner
  • And so much more…

Resources

The Contract With Yourself

Follow John R. Miles Here:

Website - https://passionstruck.com/

​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passion_struck_life ​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

John's Website: https://johnrmiles.com/ -

John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

Feb 26, 2021
David Dang On The Secret to Building a Magnetic Brand EP 4
01:02:37

In today’s show, we interview Digital Marketing Specialist and Instagram Expert David Dang, who shares his distilled wisdom on the secret to building a magnetic brand. 

You will learn how he discovered his superpower, which has helped him evolve into one of the most sought-after Instagram experts today.

In 2006, when David moved to Canada from Vietnam, he did not speak a single English word. Over the years, he overcame this handicap by listening to audiobooks. This is what stoked his passion for personal development and business.  

David was quick to realize that he was not cut out of corporate America. And while he was keen on starting his business, he had to find something that did not require a huge capital investment. And this is when he stumbled onto online business.

When David graduated with his marketing degree, he already had a flourishing eCommerce business. However, he did not monetize his Instagram for the first two years. 

In this period, David shared helpful and valuable content that made him magnetic to his ideal clients. 

You will learn the importance of discovering your WHY and picking your career path for the right reasons. 

If you view your career as a means to an end, you will find yourself low on drive and passion sooner or later. However, if you have the right mindset and are enjoying every minute of it, you will surely find the success that you rightly deserve.

Tune in for some golden nuggets!

Questions that I Ask in Today’s Show

  • How did you first get interested in your personal development?
  • Which are some of the books that influenced your career path?
  • What was your first job outside the university?
  • How did you build up a massive following on Instagram even though you took an atypical path different from all other influencers?
  • How did you manage to monetize your 2m+ following on Instagram?
  • What tips do you have about goal-setting? How do you prioritize your different goals?
  • How has your life changed compared to what it was when you began your journey
  • What advice do you have for people to help them face their fears and lead a purpose-driven life?
  • And so much more...

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How I created a magnetic brand on Instagram
  • Why creating helpful and valuable content is the only way to build up your Instagram following.
  • Mindset strategies to “get your head right.”
  • Overcoming skepticism and finding the courage to follow your own path 
  • The power of discovering your WHY
  • And so much more…

Resources

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

David’s Website

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Feb 23, 2021
Maintaining Forward Momentum When All Odds Are Against You w/ John R. Miles EP 3
18:28

Ever wondered how you maintain your forward momentum in the face of extreme adversity? How can you keep anxiety and depression at bay even when all odds are stacked against you?

In today’s show, John shares his wisdom on confronting your reality, unlocking human potential, and a positive mindset.

Nearly 30 years back, John had the good fortune of meeting Admiral James Stockdale in his sophomore year at the Naval Academy. There was no better inspiration than Admiral Stockdale, who had been held a POW for a couple of years, was nearly beaten to death, and yet miraculously survived.

So, how did Admiral Stockdale survive the brutality of his captors? Despite everything, how did he manage to cling on to hope and positivity?

With the pandemic outbreak, many of us are experiencing pangs of anxiety and depression. While it is tempting to withdraw into a shell, John reminds us WHY you need to face your reality head-on in today's show.

You will learn how visualizing your future can help you refocus on what you need to do today to move towards your end goal.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Why being “indifferent” in the face of adversity is the biggest mistake that you can make
  • How to maintain hope and positivity even when the odds are stacked against you
  • Why you need to focus more on inputs rather than the outcome
  • And so much more…

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Feb 19, 2021
Hugh Campbell On The Key to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur EP 1
48:27

Ever wondered how successful business leaders constantly re-invent themselves? And, how they emerge even stronger after every crisis? Today's episode will discuss just that and the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. 

In today’s show, we have Hugh Campbell, a five-time serial entrepreneur and founder, AC4S Technologies, who shares his wisdom on growth, innovation, and integrity. You will learn how Hugh went from being a West Point graduate to successfully running a half-a-billion-dollar business.

After graduating from Military Academy at West Point, Hugh worked at a data-communications company, Intermedia Communications, for a bit. He soon found VC backing and ventured out on his own with Accelacom, Inc. – a high-speed internet company.

This business really took off, and ironically, Hugh became a victim of his own success. Eager to cash out, the VCs sold off the business in bits and pieces, and Hugh was forced to reinvent himself yet again. 

Wanting great autonomy after this bittersweet experience, Hugh founded the cloud-solution company AC4S technologies. In this segment of the show, you will learn the importance of looking forward, taking calculated risks, and surrounding yourself with trusted advisors. Particularly, Hugh talks about the watershed moment in his career after which AC4S Technologies really took off.

We also have a heartfelt discussion on the importance of integrity. Regarding the recent cheating scandal at West Point, both Hugh and John share their thoughts on conducting your personal and professional life with the utmost integrity. 

As the CEO of the Council of Tampa Bay, Hugh also shares how he is helping create a safe space for CEOs to share their challenges and struggles with their like-minded counterparts. 

Towards the end, we have some excellent advice for young people on the cusp of their professional life. Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • The importance of conducting yourself with the utmost integrity
  • How to face challenges head-on and constantly reinvent yourself
  • The importance of taking calculated risks for catapulting ahead of the competition
  • How great communication can help you achieve a good work-life balance
  • And so much more…

Questions That I Ask In This Show

  • How did you go from attending West Point to building a half-a-billion-dollar company?
  • How has the honor code affected you professionally?
  • What are your thoughts on the recent cheating scandal at West Point?
  • What are some of the biggest fears that you have had to overcome as you evolved yourself again and again? 
  • What are some words of wisdom that you will give to your 25-year-old self?
  • What is the importance of patience?
  • How do you achieve a good work-life balance?
  • Are there any red flag mechanisms that are helping you face your current reality?
  • What advice would you give veterans who are transitioning out and entering civilian life?

Resources

AC4S Technologies

CEO Council of Tampa Bay

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Feb 16, 2021
Mac Brazina on Why Your Biggest Competitor is You EP 2
01:09:19

In today’s show, we have a chat with human building coach, Mac Brazina who shares her thoughts on cultivating mental toughness, self-care, and women’s empowerment.

When Mac first started Human Builder, she was focusing solely on physical training. However, she soon found her true calling, which was helping her clients cultivate a stellar mindset. 

Be it the boxing ring, business, or life in general; you will learn that your biggest competition is with yourself. 

John reveals the mosquito principle from his Passion Struck Framework at this juncture and shares how you swat out the people, habits, and influences that are holding you back.

The comfort of a safety net, mounting anxiety, and the resulting negative self-talk pull us down and prevents us from leading a purpose-filled life.

In today’s show, Mac encourages one and all to have an open discussion on mental wellness.  We share some great self-care tips so that you forge ahead instead of internalizing your pain.

Enjoy!

Some of the Questions that I Ask In This Show

  • How did you find and unlock your hidden potential?
  • How did you develop the right mindset to excel at a daunting sport like boxing?
  • How do you train your clients and help them build a tough mindset?
  • How do you conduct a mosquito audit of your life? 
  • Why are most people afraid to lead a purpose-filled life?
  • How did you become interested in the brain’s impact on human performance?
  • How has the meaning of female empowerment, strength, and masculinity evolved?

Some of the Questions that I Ask In This Show

  • How did you find and unlock your hidden potential?
  • How did you develop the right mindset to excel at a daunting sport like boxing?
  • How do you train your clients and help them build a tough mindset?
  • How do you conduct a mosquito audit of your life? 
  • Why are most people afraid to lead a purpose-filled life?
  • How did you become interested in the brain’s impact on human performance?
  • How has the meaning of female empowerment, strength, and masculinity evolved over time?

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How to unlock the power of your mind
  • Actionable self-care tips and coping strategies
  • The mosquito principle, and how to swat out all the things that are pulling you down
  • And so much more…

Follow Mac Brazina Here:

Website: https://humanbuilder.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_human_builder/

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Feb 16, 2021
Igniting Your Creativity and Unlocking Your Potential w/John R. Miles EP 0
23:28

Today’s show is a special one, as John shares his big WHY that pushed him to start this show. John is a former NAVY combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, and human performance expert. He discusses his evolution and lessons for igniting your creativity and unlocking your potential. 

The Passion Struck podcast is meant to ignite your creativity, and unlock your hidden potential. In this show, business leaders, athletes, and entertainers shall be sharing their life story, their biggest fears, and how they pursued their passions in face of all odds. 

We may not like to admit it, but there has been a steady decline of social forces in the United States. Start-up action is easing up, and development is slowing down.

Fewer and fewer people are taking the leap of faith. As we embrace apathy and comfort, we are shunning the risk-taking, growth mindset that made our country the largest economic power in the world.  

So, if you are looking for some inspiration to nudge you on, then join our evolutionary community now!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show

  • How to ignite your creativity and unlock your hidden potential
  • Has American society gone into a steady state of decline?
  • Cultivating a risk-taking, growth mindset
  • And so much more…

 

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Website - https://passionstruck.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Johnrmiles.c0m ​

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Milesjohnr ​

Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles

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John's New eBook - The Passion Struck Framework https://passionstruck.com/coaching/

About Your Host, John R. Miles: 

Combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, entrepreneur, and Author John R Miles is on a mission to make passion go viral by helping growth seekers to overcome their fear, self-doubt, and adversity.

His new podcast Passion Struck provides inspirational interviews and powerful guidance for people to take their lives to the next level.

Watch as these high achievers weigh in on life's biggest questions and challenges as we journey on the path to becoming passion-struck!

Feb 11, 2021