#34 – Plant-based inspiration – Kate Levins

The science clearly points to diets mainly based on plant-based whole foods as the healthiest options for most people. However, it can be hard to change our habits of eating processed and sugary foods and too much animal product.

During a few years, I worked in the same company as vegan nutritionist Kate Levins. At the time, I wasn’t really aware of how much the food I eat was impacting my health, mood and performance. I am eternally grateful to her as good nutrition has been a cornerstone of my personal growth.

Here are the things we discussed:

1- How she got into nutrition and promoting a whole food plant-based diet

2- Why should your diet be mainly whole food & plant-based?

3- How to actually implement this in our everyday life?

4- The vegan lifestyle is more than simply a health choice

To follow her, check @nourishingclub on Instagram

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#33 - Build a strong mindset - Ben Abstacker

I met Ben at a sauna session at Bondi Beach and I was truly amazed at how positive he was. I have recently listened to his interview on the Plant Proof podcast and his story is very inspiring.

Ben has put up systems in place to develop a super strong mindset, which made him an Australian champion fitness model and inspiring speaker & coach.

Here are the topics we discussed:

1. His story and how he became the Abstacker

2. The systems he put in place to show up every single day

3. The importance of being positive

4. Getting your energy from the ego vs from contribution

5. Tips on how you can also develop your strong mindset

To follow Ben on Instagram, check @abstacker

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#32 - Breatharianism & the limits of consciousness - Issa Millot

I met Issa in Ubud as he was organising an amazing workshop combining yoga, meditation, holotropic breathwork and ecstatic dance.

Aurelien is very grounded in the world, with a successful business in textile, but he is also pushing the limits of consciousness and experimenting with himself. He spent 21 days without food, which I didn't even think was possible.

Here are the questions I asked:

1. Your story and how you got into your spiritual practice

2. Breatharianism and fasting: why and what is the limit?

3. Why do you like exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness?

4. What is the impact you want to have in the world?

For more info, go to https://shambali.com/

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#31 - Doing & Being - Lucy Prebble

I met Lucy here in Bali and I was amazed at how present and intuitive she is. As she could identify me very quickly as a doer, and she used to be a lot in the doing side of things with her marketing agency, we discussed also the importance of simply being.

Here are the questions I had in mind:

1- Her story and background as a high-achiever

2- What's the risk of being too much in doing?

3- When did she realise the importance of being?

4- Techniques to be more established in BEING

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#30 - Being heard - Mitchell Levy

In Today's episode, I am interviewing Mitchell Levy about thought leadership and how to be heard and seen in our noisy world.

To learn more about Mitchell's work, the best place to get started is his TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwRuTKWNZyw

Here is what we discussed:

0': How leadership changed with the Internet
8': How writing a book helps you being seen as an expert
11': What is a Aha message and why they're important
17': The new role of books in our society
25': Why ghostwriting can get your message across more clearly
29': About featuring other people in your book
33': His opinion about social media
37': Preparing for a TED talk
45': How to be better in conversations and interviews

You can also check http://www.ahathat.com to see all the amazing things Mitchell Levy has been creating.

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#29 - The science of breathwork - Niraj Naik

Niraj Naik, aka The Renegade Pharmacist, is a former pharmacist who got an autoimmune condition called Ulcerative Colitis and resorted to breathwork to heal, when pharmaceutical drugs failed.

He now dedicates his life to spreading the knowledge about breathwork with his own technique, the SOMA breathwork. He makes it fun and science-based for our Western minds and often works with Mindvalley and Wim Hof.

In this interview, we discuss:

0’: How he got into breathwork. His story is fascinating
12’01: What breathwork is and different techniques
27’20: The science behind breathwork
44’56: How to integrate it as a daily practice
48’16: Holistic questions around sound healing, nutrition, alternative medicine
1’12’19: Demonstration of his breathwork technique that you can try

I did his free webinar and it's really amazing. You can check it out here: https://www.somabreath.com/

He also gives a lot of tips on his website: https://therenegadepharmacist.com/

It’s a long podcast and nothing happens on video so I recommend listening to the podcast.

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#28 - Self-Transcendence - Charles McKinley

I met Charlie at Date with Destiny by Tony Robbins a few months ago and he has a lot of experience with self-transcendence, some of which I've shared with him.

He is just backed from India where he learned to give a blessing with the Oneness Academy.

Here are the questions I was planning to ask:

1. What is self-transcendence?

2. Why does it matter? Practical implications

3. Different ways you can transcend the self

If you're interested in experiencing this meditation retreat for yourself, check https://www.oo.academy/ and feel free to reach out to him

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#27 - Train your nervous system - Dr Kaushik Ram

Summary:

0': How he got into neuroscience
4'30: What's missing when we try to explain non-cognitive experiences and truth
8'20: His workshop on survival and how working with the nervous system rather than stop at the subconscious level
11'55: Why we need to train our nervous system
18'40: How to tap into nature's intelligence
22'50: How to slow down your heart rate and why it matters
28'24: How breath helps you operating from a place of flow rather than fear

Q&A:
31': You can reverse the hijacking of your nervous system by society and how to get your best ideas
38': Can you apply it to performance and fitness

Kaushik is back on the show and we’ll discuss survival.

Kaushik wanted us to have a more fun and spontaneous conversation than last time so he wanted me not to prepare, which I'm fine with 😊 but you can be sure it’ll be super interesting.

Kaushik holds a PhD in neuroscience and wrote his book entirely in a state of flow. He also trained himself to control his stress reactions. He has a workshop coming up this weekend and will speak at TEDxSydney next year.

So no agenda, but it will be a fun interview and we will have a little audience.

For more information, visit https://drkaushikram.com

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#26 - Universal Basic Income - Gaspard Koenig

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is to give citizens a sum of money every month without conditions.

Gaspard Koenig has been raising the topic of UBI for a while. That's how I got interested in it. He is a famous French philosopher and founder of the think tank GenerationLibre.

It has been getting more attention recently with experiments in Alaska, Kenya and in Finland, with proponents such as Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and US presidential candidate Andrew Yang, with more automation and with a widening rich-poor gap.

Summary:

  • 0': History and definitions of UBI

  • 6'15: UBI as a human right to abolish poverty. A right to be autonomous.

  • 9'55: What would be reasonable at the moment and how Hillary Clinton considered including UBI in her campaign

  • 13'55: Why it is not obvious that automation will lead to less jobs

  • 17'15: Universal would mean National for now, as the differences between countries are too big

  • 18'26: Why the automation threat on truck drivers is not justified

  • 25'34: The UBI experiment that was run in Sao Paulo

  • 30'45: Providing the basic income in cash vs in kind?

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#25 – What is hypnosis about? – Laurent Crémadeils

Hypnosis isn't new, but hypnotherapy has become popular lately, especially to deal with addictions.

3 weeks ago, in the North of France, surgeons even performed heart surgery with no anaesthesia but only hypnosis!

Hypnosis is interesting to understand how consciousness and our minds work.

I met Laurent at a festival and wanted to interview him:
1- What is hypnosis and how it works?
2- How did you get into hypnosis?
3- How can it be useful?
4- Live demo! Laurent will hypnotise me live
5- Q&A (if I'm still able to run it 😛)

As usual, come with your questions and feel free to ask in the comments in advance

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#24 – What's next with A.I.? – Hadelin de Ponteves

Stoked to have again Hadelin on the podcast. After creating best-selling online courses, Hadelin has been working on the most advanced AI applications. He is flying on the next day to California for the DataScienceGO Conference 2018.

We hear a lot about AI and it’ll be very interesting to see where the technology’s at and the impact it will have in the short term.

Here are some questions I had in mind, but come with yours:

1- What do you think was the impact of the courses you created?

2- What are you working on right now and where is AI at?

3- How do you think it will transform the world in the next 10 years?

To check his online courses go to https://www.udemy.com/user/hadelin-de-ponteves

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#23 - Is meditation mainstream? - Antoine Gerlier

Antoine Gerlier is the founder of the French meditation app Namatata.

After a short experience in finance, Antoine decided to travel the world and to dedicate his life to have a positive and meaningful impact.

Here are the questions I intend to ask:

1- How did you get into meditation?

2- Why did you create an app and can you meditate well with an app?

3- Is meditation becoming mainstream?

4- What do you think is the impact of meditation on the world? As usual, feel free to ask your questions during the interview.

For more info, visit www.namatata.com


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#22 - The Power of Breathwork - Marja Jacobsen

Can you get high by breathing nothing else than oxygen?

I've met Marja as she was my Yoga teacher at Dharma Shala. She is also a Reiki master and now raves about breath-work. Breath-work is something I haven't explored much yet but from Eastern philosophy to the Wim Hof method it is proven to show breathtaking results! (haha!)

Some people even say her breath-work was as powerful as an Ayahuasca trip... I'm really excited about this interview!

Questions I thought of asking, but come with yours!

1- What is your journey through healing and mindfulness?

2- What got you into breath-work and why do you find it so powerful?

3- Why did you want to teach it?

4- Simple exercises people can practice?

For more info visit https://www.yogawithmarja.com/



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#21 – Vedic Meditation - Georgia Vavasour

Georgia is a Vedic Meditation teacher. Vedic Meditation, similar to Transcendental Meditation (TM), is one the most popular forms of meditation, thanks to an effortless technique. (FYI TM is the technique used by Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Tim Ferriss, Ray Dalio,...)

Here are my questions, but come with yours!

1- What is your journey towards meditation?

2- How did you make the decision to become a teacher?

3- What are the common myths about meditation and what are the effects?

4- What are the advantages of the Vedic Meditation practice in particular?

For more info, check www.gvmeditation.com



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#20 - Minimalism & Morning Routine - Brent Robert

Can you combine performance with a hippie lifestyle? Brent definitely does. I met Brent recently at an UNLOCKT acro-yoga event. Brent has been questioning everything about life and is designing his ideal life.

Here are the questions I’ll ask:

  1. Your background? Why did you want to question life?
  2. The pros and cons of minimalism and the van life?
  3. What’s your morning routine tips?
  4. The impact of psychedelics on your personal growth?
  5. What's next for you?

He’ll also be at Burning Man every year. If you're going, come and say hi.



Dreamers & doers is a series of live interviews with people who challenge the status quo and take massive action to create a better world.

#19 – Radical Forgiveness – Olivia Shanti

What are the boundaries of your forgiveness and will you be able to stretch them?

I met Olivia at an ecstatic dance party and she has a lot of great stories to share. Olivia is a Life & Wellness Mentor, Yoga Coach, Yoga Teacher and the only Siddha Yoga practitioner in Australia.

She spent some time with the Dalai Lama back in the 90s. She used her yoga and Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice to meet and forgive the person who murdered her father 😯

Here are the questions I plan to ask:

  1. How did you get into Yoga?

  2. Why did u want to forgive the murderer of your father?

  3. How did you do it and how did it feel?

  4. What is Siddha Yoga?

  5. What’s next for you?

It will be super interesting and as usual, come with your questions! For more information check out her website www.oliviashanti.com

 

ABOUT OLIVIA SHANTI

French Australian citizen, Olivia travelled in 34 different countries and lived in 6 countries : France, French Polynesia, USA, Japan, Singapore, Australia. She is mostly based in Sydney in Australia but still travels all over the world during the year.

Olivia is known for offering the essence of Yoga from Ancient teachings in this modern world to maintain healthy Mind & Body, to connect MIND BODY to SOUL and to empower all areas of people’s life. She has the capacity to facilitate rapid transformation developed over 28 years of Yoga, Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation, Tantric Meditation teaching & practice, Life & Health experience.


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#18 - Disconnect to reconnect - Paddy M. Buck

Would you go to South America without a phone? Paddy just did it for three months. Paddy is a great friend and was a very early supporter of UNLOCKT.

He did the early version of the challenge and the time management program. He then decided to go on a 3-month trip to South America, because why not. On top of it, he wanted to do the whole experience without a phone and with a very limited access to tech. He just came back a few days ago. We live in an over-connected world, which has a lot of benefits but also comes with its share of risks. We will discuss:

  1. Why he wanted to travel without a phone?
  2. Some of the experiences and human interactions he had there
  3. The pros and cons of disconnecting
  4. How he is going to integrate this experience in his everyday life

ABOUT PADDY MILLINGTON BUCK

He is a sponsorship, brand activation and event specialist with over 10 years of integrated campaign experience. Working internationally with agencies and clients of all sizes and capabilities. Currently working in the freelance sector, He has honed his ability to hit the ground running, working quickly and efficiently to create successful campaign outcomes for several agencies and clients direct. He is also Co-Founder & Director of Sydney Soirée (Soirée Events). Australia's largest "roaming dinner party" matchmaking company, est 2013. As featured on Sky News Business. Always interested in hearing from you - please feel free to email: [email protected]


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#17 - Stress management for high performance - Frank Cuiuli

Do you want to beat your fear ??

I met Frank at his wellness centre in Sydney called PIVOT. When it comes to Peak Performance and Flow Science, Frank Cuiuli is a leading practitioner. What he does is pretty unique so hard to categorise.

ABOUT FRANK CUIULI FRANK HAS

About Frank Cuiuli Frank has been tested in combat and business. Having competed as a professional martial artist at elite levels, and building companies in the competitive High Tech sector, Frank brings 20+ years of acquired wisdom and successes. As a NeuroPhysics Therapist, Frank works with individuals to resolve issues, both Physical and Emotional that are getting in the way of peoples success. http://www.pivotme.com.au/


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#16 - Self-love & self-empowerment - Sigrid Tasies

Are you stuck in a corporate job and live the 9 to 5 city life? Do you feel that doesn't make much sense? Sigrid was also in this position.

I met Sigrid recently at a meditation gathering by Matt Ringrose and she is amazing. 

She started her mindfulness journey as a yoga and meditation teacher and was quickly receiving requests for self-empowering coaching. Sigrid mainly helps other women to love and empowers themselves.

Come with your questions and here are a few things we intend to discuss:

1. Her journey towards coaching self-empowerment

2. The impact of meditation and yoga in her journey

3. What prevents people from loving themselves?

4. Especially, what holds women back in our societies?

5. Tips & technique for self-love


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#15 - The Abundant Mindset - James McDonald

This week in Dreamers & doers - Live Interviews we meet James McDonald

I met James McDonald in the plane to go to Date With Destiny Cairns, Australia 2018. Was it random? Probably not.

Here are the topics, we'll cover a lot:

1. His journey. How he got to work for Tony Robbins?

2. On his road towards financial freedom with Isagenix

3. Serving yourself to serve others

4. How he uses the law of attraction

5. His meditation and other rituals

Knowing James, expect it to be quite a freestyle.

About James McDonald

James is a beast! He works for #tonyrobbins and has his side business as a network marketer. He took full ownership of his life and we'll talk law of attraction, meditation and mindset. It'll be a pretty amazing chat. He actually inspired me to start Isagenix.


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