DB 041: Melissa Ambrosini On Choosing Love Over Fear & Mastering Your Mean Girl

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To say Eva enjoyed having Melissa on the podcast is an understatement.   Eva was so enamored by Melissa’s energy and philosophy on life that she asked us to buy her Melissa’s best selling book “Mastering Your Mean Girl” and spent all her free time over the next week reading it.   

In addition to being a bestselling author, Melissa is also the host of  The Melissa Ambrosini Show podcast, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur and self-love teacher.   As a leading figure in the health, wellness and personal development industries, Melissa has spoken at numerous high-profile events, including Wanderlust Festival, Google, The Wellness Festival and Business Chicks.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How Melissa turned her life around from being unhappy to fulfilling her life’s purpose.
  • How holistic nutrition helped Melissa improve her health.
  • Why it is important to choose love over fear every time.
  • The special role that women have in the world.
  • The women who inspired Melissa to take action in her life.
  • Melissa’s definition of “Mastering Your Mean Girl” and her 3-step process to do so.
  • The negative effects of sugar in our body.
  • Melissa’s proudest accomplishment.
  • Melissa’s best advice to her 10-year-old self.
  • Melissa’s BIG DREAM for the future.

RESOURCES

A central principle of Melissa’s philosophy of life is to choose love over fear.   If you live by that one guiding creed, then you are going to have an extraordinary life.  We created this beautiful illustration below, which we hope will inspire you to choose love over fear in your life.  As always, our Dream Big Podcast downloads can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.  

If this coming week you make a conscious effort to choose love over fear, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 040: Best-Selling Author A.J. Jacobs On Why He Became A Human Guinea Pig (And Why You Should Too!)

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Big Dreamers, you are going to love this week’s guest! A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, Conan,The Colbert Report, and now The Dream Big Podcast 🙂

We loved all all of the stories A.J. shared about his life experiments, and as an added bonus, he is really funny too!  I’m sure you’ll find yourself laughing throughout the episode, and we hope he’ll join us again in a future episode.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why A.J. describes himself as a human guinea pig.
  • Things A.J. learned from his experiment of living biblically for an entire year.
  • How A.J.’s family has supported (and coped) with his experiments.
  • How A.J.’s life-outsourcing experiment affected his business and family (HINT: He even had his virtual assistant read bedtime stories to his kid.
  • A.J.’s writing tips.
  • How A.J. comes up with his ideas for new books.
  • How A.J. teaches his kids about respect (with the help of Alexa).
  • A.J.’s greatest achievement so far.
  • One of A.J.’s most embarrassing moments — and how you can turn any embarrassing moment  into an amazing story instead.
  • Zane — A.J.’s son — shares what it is like to have A.J. as a Dad, and his favorite experiment thus far.
  • How A.J. is related to Barack Obama.
  • A.J.’s BIG DREAM for the future.

RESOURCES

In this episode, A.J. shared many of the incredible experiments that he has conducted in his own life and the amazing lessons he has learned from those experiences. This week, we are challenging you big dreamers to run an experiment in your own life. It does not have to be fancy. You can see what it is like to try a new food every day, or try to go seven days without complaining or gossiping about others. We guarantee you’ll learn a lot about yourself from this challenge. As always, we have free custom download to encourage you to do this challenge, which can be customized with your face and name. Click here to claim you free download.  

If this coming week you conduct an experiment in your own life, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 039: Strength Sensei Charles Poliquin On Training World-Class Athletes And His Fitness Tips For You!

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In today’s episode, Olga and Eva welcome Charles Poliquin, who definitely wins the award for coolest nickname of any Dream Big Podcast Guest:  The Strength Sensei. Charles has trained more than 800 Olympians and is an expert on muscle, strength, and sports performance. He is known worldwide for producing faster and stronger athletes. He has trained athletes from 23 different sports including athletes from summer and winter Olympics, the NHL, NFL, NBA, soccer and wrestling. He’s also an author of more than 600 articles on strength training and has published 8 books.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • When Charles discovered his passion for fitness.
  • How Charles turned his passion into a career.
  • The importance of having breakfast and the best food to eat in the morning.
  • Where the nickname “Strength Sensei” came from.
  • Why Charles shares his passion to everyone – not just athletes.
  • Why we need to drink a lot of water everyday.
  • Why exercising can give you more energy throughout the day.
  • Charles’ advice on the best for kids.
  • Charles’ most embarrassing moment.
  • Charles’ Big Dream for the future.

RESOURCES

Charles went over so many helpful tips for your health and fitness in this episode. One that really stood out is the importance of drinking water throughout the day, and particularly to drink water as soon as you wake up which will help your body flush out the pollutants that your liver created while you were sleeping. You’ll also find that drinking more water will give you much higher energy levels.  We created this awesome illustration to encourage you to drink a glass of water in the morning as soon as you get out of bed. As always, this Dream Big Podcast download can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.  

If this coming week you complete the Water Challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).  June’s winner was Sophia Saltzberg from Queens NY. Congrats Sophia!

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