DB 026: Humanitarian Mindie Kniss On Making Your “Impossible” Dreams “Possible”

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We are thrilled to have Mindie Kniss on the podcast sharing her wisdom this week.  Mindie Kniss is a professional coach and speaker with a diverse work experience including being an adventure trip guide and working at a Fortune 100 company. In 2006, Mindie was awarded a Global Health Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya based on her work with women and children in developing countries. She served as associate nonfiction editor of Silk Road Literary Review and is editor in chief of Awaken Consciousness Magazine.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Mindie’s fascination with Kenya since childhood.
  • Mindie’s experiences visiting and living in Kenya.
  • What obstacles she encountered when she was planning to go to Kenya and what she did to overcome them.
  • Mindie’s advice for people who are afraid to risk doing what they really want to do.
  • What is heart intelligence and what kind of heart meditation people can practice to feel better.
  • Mindie’s best tips for battling the fear of public speaking.
  • What she does when she forgets a part of her talk/speech.
  • Mindie’s most embarrassing moment.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Mindie discussed the benefits of heart meditation and shared an exercise where you close your eyes, visualize your heart, and think about the breath coming in and out through your heart. Mindie explained how focusing on your heart will allow you to let go of the busy thoughts in your head and focus on love and gratitude which comes from the heart. We tried doing the meditation as a family and it really made us feel so wonderful we wanted to encourage all you Big Dreamers to try as well.We created this artwork which we hope will inspire you to take action and give it a try. 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 you print out the download and do a heart meditation, 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 025: Billionaire Entrepreneur Naveen Jain On Leaving A Legacy And Our Multi-Planetary Future

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, Talent Wise and InfoSpace.  

Over his career, Naveen has been awarded countless honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India’s “Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur,” and the “Albert Einstein Technology Medal.”   He believes the world’s biggest problems can be solved through technological innovation and is the true embodiment of dreaming big.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How it was like for him growing up in India.
  • The mission of his current endeavor, Moon Express.
  • How he started his meteorite collection.
  • How taking care of our gut can help us prevent 90% of diseases.
  • What his daily routines are and how he thinks that you should have your own routine to be successful.
  • How he inspired and helped his children started their own companies.
  • What it means to be successful.
  • How he motivates himself to be successful.
  • The source of his inspiration.
  • His big dream for the future.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Naveen emphasized the importance of big and bold ideas, and why he builds companies that will make a true impact. Since his latest venture is Moon Express, we thought the great saying “Shoot For The Moon, Even If You Miss You’ll Be Among The Stars” was appropriate for this week’s inspirational artwork.  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 you print out this illustration, tape it somewhere you can see, and commit to “shoot for the moon” by dreaming big bold ideas, 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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DB 024: One-Handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy On Fulfilling A Big Dream That Many Thought Was Physically Impossible

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Nicholas McCarthy, the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history. He was born in 1989 without his right hand and began to play the piano at the late age of 14 after being inspired by a friend playing Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata. In 2012, he performed with the British Paraorchestra alongside Coldplay at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic games. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Advice on how to prepare for a piano recital.
  • How to use small rewards to incentivize you to practice an instrument.
  • When he first learned to play the piano.
  • How he deals with the naysayers around him.
  • Where he got his positive outlook in life.
  • How he feels when he plays the piano.
  • How you should focus on your goal and visualize what you want.
  • The best advice he ever received.
  • His most embarrassing moment!
  • How his fingers never get tired of playing the piano.
  • What his big dreams are for the future.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Nicholas shared his belief that most people spend too much time worrying and not enough time just being happy.   It is easy to feel pressure sometimes, especially when you have big goals, but you are much more likely to succeed with a positive attitude. We created this inspirational “Don’t Worry, Bee Happy” artwork which you can print out and use as a reminder. 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 focus your energies on being positive and happy (rather than negative and worried), 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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Thanks again for all of your amazing support.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family. For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1. That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!! To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!

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