DB 030: Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Achieving The Impossible & Making Burritos In Space

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It was a true honor to have Chris Hadfield on our podcast.   As a family, we had watched in awe his many Youtube videos on his adventures in space, and were captivated by the viral Space Oddity music video that he shot from the Space Station. In addition to being a talented musician, Chris is also the first Canadian astronaut to fly in space. He has flown three space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, YouTube sensation and an engaging speaker. I am sure all you Big Dreamers will LOVE listening to this episode.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How Chris spent half a year in space and how he communicated with his family.
  • What inspired Chris to want to be an astronaut.
  • What Chris studied in school and how it helped him prepare for his time in space.
  • The years of dedication and studying that it took to become an astronaut. It is not easy!
  • How long it takes to get to the space station.
  • Why bread or anything with crumbs is not part of an astronaut’s diet in space.
  • The most challenging aspects of living in the space station.
  • How there’s no way to turn on and off gravity in the space ship.
  • His plans in the future for his astronaut career.
  • What his big dream is and how important it is to celebrate the little dreams as well.
  • How it’s okay to doubt yourself, but also learn how to do something about it.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Chris shared that when he was growing up as a young boy in Canada, there was no Canadian astronaut program and it was considered “impossible” for him to get to space. But he didn’t let that discourage him, and he continued to pursue his dream of being an astronaut. As you heard in the interview, the rest is history! We believe this Carl Sagan quote is a good reminder of the importance of imagination, and to never let anyone tell you that your dream is impossible.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.  But without it we go nowhere.  — Carl Sagan

We created this inspirational artwork featuring Sagan’s quote, which you can print out and use as a reminder to DREAM BIG.  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 print out the sheet and tape the quote somewhere you can see it, 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 029: Fun Family Brands CEO Tracy Fredkin On Creating Community & The Power Of To-Do Lists!

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In this week’s episode, Eva and Olga are thrilled to welcome Tracy Fredkin, the CEO & Founder of Fun Family Brands. Tracy has too many ventures to list in this short description (see her website for a complete list). Some highlights include her very active SoCal Moms community, the CityMoms App (think Class Pass for kids activities), and The Great Family Play Day, which is one of the biggest family festivals in Los Angeles. And we have exciting news! The Dream Big Podcast will have a booth at this year’s event, and Eva and Olga will be there! It would be great to meet all you Big Dreamers in person! The event is May 7, 2017, from 9am-5pm at The Autry in Griffith Park (right across the street from the L.A. Zoo. Complete information can be found here. For any of our SoCal based listeners, we look forward to seeing you there!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why Tracy changed her career from being a lawyer to being an entrepreneur.
  • How Tracy’s experience as a lawyer has helped her in business.
  • How Tracy finds time to run her brands like City Moms, SoCal Moms, Toddler Camp and Great Big Family Play Day.
  • Tracy’s best productivity tips!
  • Why Tracy is passionate about creating fun and unique experiences for families.
  • Why Tracy believes that it is important to encourage female entrepreneurship.
  • Tracy’s Big Dream for the future.
  • All about The Great Family Play Day on May 7 and how you can meet Olga and Eva there!

RESOURCES

In order to successfully run 9 brands and manage her team, Tracy has become a master of productivity. Tracy shared that she keeps regular To Do Lists to make sure she is staying on track. This week, our download is your own personalized To Do List which you can print and use to become a master of productivity as well. We are including both a half-page and a full-page version. 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 print out and use this To Do List, 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 028: Space System Researcher Angelo Vermeulen On Leadership And Our Future In Space

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This week, Eva and Olga welcome Angelo Vermeulen, a space systems researcher, biologist, artist and community organizer.  Angelo founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international network of individuals working in art, science, engineering and advocacy. Angelo was also the crew commander of HI-SEAS, a Mars simulation study on improving the nutritional value of space food, funded by NASA. For this project, he and a crew of six astronauts lived for four months in a dome, all in the name of studying the effects of longterm isolation among a small crew.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What it was like spending 4-months in a Mars simulation study.
  • How it felt to be isolated for an extended period of time with a small group of people.
  • The leadership skills he learned in isolation.
  • When, how and why he got interested with space.
  • What he studied in school and why it is positive to have more than one focus.
  • How he got hired by NASA.
  • How living on Mars would be different than living on Earth.
  • Angelo’s prediction for when we will send astronauts to Mars.
  • Angelo’s big dream.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Angelo shared his life-changing experience of being the crew commander in a 4-month Mars mission simulation in Hawaii. This week we thought it would be fun to share 3 interesting facts about Mars that you can teach your friends and family. We created this fun artwork with you as a teacher lecturing about Mars. 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 teach one person these 3 fun facts about Mars, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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