DB 005: Inspiring Lessons On Life & History With Dan Carlin & The “History Of Your Favorite Thing” Challenge

 

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dan Carlin, who the Huffington Post has called America’s Best History Teacher.  His podcasts, HardCore History and Common Sense, are among the most popular in the world with tens of millions of downloads.  Dan is a master storyteller and history buff, and his detail-rich episodes often venture into the three or even four-hour threshold.  We aim to keep our podcasts in the 15-20 minute range, and that is a ton of work.  We admire Dan’s work ethic, as it takes great discipline and passion to put together such an incredible show.

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why everyone is interested in history – whether you realize it or not
  • Dan’s take on why humans tend to repeat history
  • The best way for parents to pick the right books to encourage kids to develop a love of history
  • Why you should always push forward in life to see where your talent and passion will take you
  • Dan’s advice to young kids about how everything gets better in life
  • How you can use your unique qualities to your advantage
  • How difficult periods help define you as a person and can be helpful down the road
  • How Dan views his life journey like a ride at Disneyland
  • Why he does not have a big dream

 

RESOURCES

In this episode, we asked Dan how to encourage kids to develop a love of history.  Dan explained that there is a history to everything, so the best place to start is learning the history of your top interests.  Whether you love video games, soccer, ballet or ice cream — you can go learn all about how it came into existence and got to where it is today. We created this personalized sheet challenge you to learn the history of your top interest, and you can even add your face and name to the sheet. This is a 100% free download and you can create as many as you want — we encourage the entire family to participate!

When you complete the challenge, let Olga know 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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The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a montly 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!

 

DB 004: 5 Ways To Stay Positive & The 7-Day Positive Mindset Challenge

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Today’s episode is Eva’s first solo episode!   This episode is all about the power of positivity.   Eva discusses why it is so important to maintain a positive mindset, and then gives her top five tips for staying positive.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How staying positive impacts all aspects of your life.
  • How music helps Eva stay positive, and what her favorite jams are right now.
  • How Eva watches Youtube videos with her parents to laugh and be happy!
  • Why getting outside is important for maintaining a positive mindset, and the beneficial impact a walk can have on your mood.
  • Yet another reason why it is always a good idea to be kind to others!

RESOURCES

FREE, PERSONALIZED ACTIVITY SHEET

As mentioned in the episode, Eva is challenging all you Big Dreamers to a 7-Day Positive Mindset challenge.   We’ve even created a customizable 7-Day Positive Mindset challenge, sheet, which you can personalize with your own face and name.  The idea is to spend an entire week working on your attitude and taking action to cultivate a positive mindset in your life.  You can use the methods Eva suggests in the podcast, and of course, we would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.  Our customizable challenge sheet is 100% free to download and print, and you can create them for your entire family.

 

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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!

DB 003: How BLACK Overcame Bullying With A Yo-Yo And Became A World Champion

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TODAY’S GUEST

In this episode, Eva and Olga welcome world Yo-Yo champion, Cirque du Soleil artist and TED speaker, BLACK.
Like millions of others, we first fell in love with BLACK’s craft through his magical performance at the TED conference.  As of this publication, his TED video has over 5M views and we encourage all of our listeners to enjoy BLACK’s performance here.

Known for practicing more than 10,000 hours to master the yo-yo, BLACK’s big dream is to show the world that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.  We are honored to have him as a guest on the Dream Big Podcast.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How you can teach yourself any skill, even ones that are not formally taught at your school.
  • Why there is bullying at schools, and how understanding the reason behind bullying can help kids coping with the problem.
  • How improving at a skill (like yo-yo) can improve your confidence and have a positive impact on other areas in your life.
  • The importance of picking a career that you are passionate about (hint: it makes you a lot happier!)
  • How BLACK mixed video game moves and yo-yo tricks to create an art form that previously did not exist.
  • BLACK’s tips to our listeners for getting started with a yo-yo.

RESOURCES

FREE, PERSONALIZED ACTIVITY SHEET


At the time BLACK first became the World Yo-Yo Champion, there was no clear career path for him to make a living as a yo-yo performer.   But BLACK did not give up on his dream.  Instead, he invented an entirely new art form that combines yo-yo with other disciplines including martial arts and dance.  BLACK showed the importance of “thinking outside the box” and by doing so, he has been able to achieve great success as a professional yo-yo artist.

For this episode’s bonus sheet, we are encouraging all of our guests to think outside the box with a brain teaser challenge that literally requires you to “think outside the box.”  As always, this is a 100% free download that you can personalize with your face and name — and you can make one for each member of the family.   Click Here to claim you free download.

 

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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!