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What Makes Up Your Web of Beliefs? …DTH Episode 138 with Dr. Francis Collins

What makes up your web of beliefs?

Those who have followed the DTH podcast for long know about my work with the organization Braver Angels. One vitally important part of that work is a project that I have been working on with Dr. Francis Collins. (Learn more about the “Truth & Trust Project” by  listening to DTH Episodes 119 and 120). While Francis and I disagree on many aspects of the government’s response to the pandemic, ultimately we have developed a genuine friendship. As part of our work together, Francis suggested and exercise by asking me, “What makes up your web of beliefs?”
What is this “Web of Beliefs?”

With Dr. Francis Collins being the former director of the National Institutes of Health, one of the most notable scientists in American history, and the acting Science Advisor to the President of the United States, you might ask, “what could he possibly have in common with a blue collar podcaster from the Midwest”? Combine that with the notion that I have been an outspoken critic of the government’s response to the pandemic, and Dr. Collins played a significant role in that response.

By today’s standards, we should hate each other, or at least do a lot of yelling and name calling but we took a different path. It’s all about communication and seeing the humanity and values in who you’re speaking with. Don’t miss this incredible conversation where Francis and I discuss how this exercise, “The Web of Beliefs” showed us that we ultimately have more in common than what separates us. While some of our beliefs are very different, ultimately the values for which we stand are very much in line. This is what civility despite differences looks like.

What’s Possible with the Power of Mind Control? …DTH Episode 137 with Danielle Matthews

What’s Possible with the Power of Mind Control?

Those who regularly listen to the DTH podcast know I love a good story of adversity to awesomeness. Many people experience trauma in their lives, occasionally those people triumph over trauma and use their experience to better the world. This week’s guest, Danielle Matthews, is one of those people. Danielle knows what’s possible with the power of mind control.

How the power of Mind Control changed Danielle’s life

Danielle sustained a life-altering brain injury after being hit by a drunk driver that left her broken down & powerless for several years. The medical world said there was no hope of recovery & told her to accept this life as her “new normal”. Although her body was physically impaired, her spirit was strong and she refused to believe their diagnoses. Her mind was determined to recover…and she did!

Through the power of ‘Mind Control’ she attracted the mindset, techniques, and exact healing technologies needed to fully recover. She has now shared her life-altering experience with thousands of people around the world.

Level Up Your Life with Next Level Thinking… DTH Episode 136 with Kevin Palmieri

Level Up Your Life with Next Level Thinking

Sometimes in life, once we attain a goal, we realize that goal is not quite the prize that we imagined it would be. This is not to say that goals are not important, because they very much are. This is to say, that often people put to much of their personal fulfillment and joy into external results. This can lead to a whole different kind of misery. This is the time to level up your life with next level thinking.

Kevin Palmieri talks Next Level Thinking

After hitting his goal of a six-figure income, Kevin realized that there had to be more. He had the car, the money, the typical “American Dream.” It took getting it all to realize that what matters most is your thoughts. And that’s how Next Level University was born. 
In this great DTH conversation, Kevin and I discuss the importance of reflection and becoming very familiar with yourself. “What do you enjoy so much that you lose track of time?” We talk about life’s purpose, good habits and consistency. And of course, we talk about Kevin’s own story and how that lead to Next Level University.

Communicating Better by Following the Platinum Rule… DTH Episode 135 with Jennifer Furlong

Communicating Better by Following the Platinum Rule

One of the largest problems we face in society today is the fact that we do not communicate well. We spend so much time talking past each other instead of speaking to each other in a way to effectively be understood. Effective communication is a two way street that involves so much more than just trying to get our point across.

How can we communicate better?

There are many ways we can learn to communicate better and more effectively. One way of communicating better is by following the platinum rule. I only recently learned about the platinum rule when I became introduced to this week’s incredible guest, Jennifer Furlong.

Do You Struggle with Self-Discipline? DTH Episode 134 with Zach Mathews

Do you struggle with Self-Discipline?

Many of us struggle with self-discipline. I know I often do. Sometimes it takes the right motivation, or maybe the right coach. This week’s guest knows about self-discipline. In fact, he wrote a book about it, called “Climbing the Self-Discipline Tree” where he discusses the 3 phases essential for accomplishing any goal. So, do you struggle with self-discipline? If so, check out this conversation with my guest Zach Mathews…

Who is Zach Mathews and what is Fast & Focus?

Zach is an online intermittent fasting coach, author, a fellow podcaster, and speaker. 

He’s dedicated his life to helping others unlock the benefits of intermittent fasting and show them how to lose weight fast–even with a demanding career! In his book, “Climbing the self-discipline tree”, Zach explains how the process of accomplishing one’s goals in life is a lot like climbing a tree: everyone starts the climb, but very few actually make it to the top. What’s stopping people from seeing those goals through to the peak? For many, it’s their lack of self-discipline.

What Shape Are Your Emotions In? DTH Episode 133… Talking Emotional Fitness with Matthew & Chantal of 5th.Place

What Shape Are Your Emotions In?

Did you know that emotions had a shape? I personally did not until I was approached recently by this week’s guests. As someone who talks a lot on the podcast about emotions and how we need to understand and react well to our emotions, I was intrigued. It wasn’t until I began to look in to Matthew & Chantal from 5th.Place that I knew about the Shape of Emotion… So what shape are your emotions in?

What is Shape of Emotion?

“Shape of Emotion is a model, process and tool of how we structure, store, represent and regulate our inner feeling states.”  Working at the intersection of mindfulness and affective science, Chantal Dawtrey and Matthew Green of 5th Place developed Shape of Emotion as one way to address the scale of the mental health problem that stands in the way of learning, potential and hope. You can find some incredible tools and learn more about Shape of Emotion by visiting the 5th.Place website or listening to Matthew & Chantal’s podcast “Emotions Matter. Really!”